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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.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Mulcays - The Mulcays Play for a Kiss in the Dark

The husband and wife team of Jimmy and Mildred Mulcay were a harmonica duo that was moderately popular in the 1940s and '50s. They had hits in the early '50s with My Happiness and Alabamy Bound, toured with Bob Hope and appeared in several forgettable "B" movies with titles like Variety Girl, Night Club Girl and Varieties on Parade.

The duo's last on-screen appearance, in 1966, was in a piece of dreck called The Girl From Tobacco Row, headlined by Tex Ritter and Rachel Roman. The film premiered in Louisville, Ky., (presumably at a drive-in) and featured the tag line, "A girl wilder than a peach orchard hog." And no, I'm not making this up.

In any case, the Mulcays made some fine music in their day including the 1955 album pictured above, The Mulcays Play for a Kiss in the Dark. It was released on Somerset, the label that brought you the 101 Strings. The title song from the album is below for your listening and downloading pleasure. I think you'll agree the Hawaiian steel guitar is a nice touch.

A Kiss in the Dark

Used copies of the Kiss in the Dark LP are for sale at a reasonable price in the Amazon marketplace. And a dozen songs by the Mulcays, not including A Kiss in the Dark, are available from iTunes.

And to round things off, here's a video of the Mulcays performing with Bob Hope. The date of the appearance isn't specified.

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