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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.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mickey Andrews - Velvet Dobro

Mickey Andrews, a Canadian dobro and steel guitar player, is from New Waterford, Nova Scotia. According to the Canadian Pop Encyclopedia, he recorded five albums in the 1970s and appeared regularly in Toronto with the local act Cabbage Towne.

Andrews recorded with the bands The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Chalawa and Atlantic Union. But not much has been heard of him since then, although he later worked with fiddler Sandy MacIntyre's band Steeped In Tradition.

Velvet Dobro (1975) was the third of Andrews's five albums and you can listen to and download the track Beautiful Yesterdays from the link below. The MP3 is from a 45 single.

Beautiful Yesterdays

None of Andrews's solo recordings appear to have made it to the digital age, either on CD or downloads. Used copies of his LPs turn up occasionally on line. The Canadian eBay site is probably your best bet.


  1. A special treat was always apparent with Sweet Daddy Siki, a personal friend of Mr. Goudas, and a former superstar wrestler who ultimately turned into a fantastic country and western singer.
    Sweet Daddy Siki frequently appeared the free Christmas Parties for the Kids held by Mr. Goudas over the years. He was always a bit hit.

    And one of the best players of steel guitar, Mickey Andrews.

  2. Mickey Andrews will be playing at the Cadillac Lounge
    1299 Queen st W near Dufferin st.,Nov 22 2014
    Matinee 3:30-6:30