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Selected MP3s of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, and classic easy listening from the original vinyl.

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Guitars & All That Jazz was a radio station that webcast via Live365 for 11 years, ending in June 2011. The playlist consisted of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, early rock 'n' roll, lounge music and classic easy listening.

I hope to share some of this music with you via this blog. Most of it will be taken from the original vinyl (LPs and 45s) , cassettes and the occasional commercially unavailable CD.

Here's hoping you'll find something to enjoy. Please note files are available only for a limited time.

I urge you to purchase the digital version of the albums featured, either on CD or via download, wherever possible.

Listen to the Music
There are now two music streams. Click the appropriate player to the right.
1. Guitars & All That Jazz: Five hours of the best in jazz, guitars and other instrumental gems. New songs are added weekly.
2. Tiki Shores: Music to sweep you away to a tropical isle, a South American dance floor or a bossa nova on the beach at Rio. About 4.5 hours of classic exotica music, Latin rhythms and bossa nova.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mariano & the Unbelievables - The 25th Hour

Here's a truly bizarre piece of instrumental pop from 1968 courtesy of Mariano and the Unbelievables. The 25th Hour was the second of their two LPs for Capitol in their (very) brief career of playing pop hits in a pseudo-baroque style.

The liner notes tell us that leader Mariano Moreno, who plays harpsichord, was from Argentina. The group was put together in southern California and at least one member, violist Jerry Epstein, later joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

This stuff is probably best taken in small doses, so here's the title song 25th Hour for you to listen to and download.

25th Hour

Judging by the listings at eBay, Amazon and other sites, some people are prepared to pay big bucks for this group's LPs. My advice is that if Mariano and his cohorts don't surface at the local thrift store for a dollar (or less), you're paying too much.

Needless to say, neither of their albums has made the shift to digital formats.


  1. Actually, he was from Argentina...and you can see some of the photos here.

  2. Very interesting. Thanks for the update.