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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 20, 2012

Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Happy Feet

For 40 years the U.K.-based Pasadena Roof Orchestra has made a career out of playing music in the style of pre-swing era dance bands; in other words dance bands before 1937.

Formed in 1969 by Johnny Arthy, the orchestra's first gig came the following April, and it has been performing and recording ever since.

The album Happy Feet dates from 1987 and was only recently re-released on CD. It already appears to be in short supply. The MP3 for A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square comes from the original vinyl version of the album.

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

While Happy Feet is available as an outrageously priced import CD, the widely available digital downloard version is much cheaper.

For more information on the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, visit the band's website.

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