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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.

Monday, May 07, 2012

David T. Walker - Going Up

Guitarist David T. Walker was one of the go-to guys for recording sessions from the 1960s-80s. In fact, he estimates that he has appeared on over 2,500 albums, film soundtracks, TV and radio commercials since he first entered a studio in 1961.

The hundreds of artists he has worked with include Motown stars (Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Temptations), jazz musicians (Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Smith, Pharoah Sanders), pop singers (Carole King, Barbra Streisand) and disco artists (Barry White, Gene Page).

Along the way, Walker managed to find time to put out 15 albums of his own, beginning with The Sidewalk in 1968 and following it with Going Up! a year later. Both were decidedly in a funk vein and from Going Up, you can listen to and download the Motown standard, Baby I Need Your Loving. The MP3 is taken from a 45.

Baby, I Need Your Loving

Going Up was briefly available on CD from Japan's P-Vine label in 2003. It has been discontinued and is not available as a download. Several of Walker's other albums from the 1970s are available from iTunes (and other sources), as is his latest release from 2010, For All Time.

David T. Walker's official website is worth a visit. There's a biography, discography, photos and links to some recent videos. And while we're at it, here's another sampling of Going Up, from You Tube.

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