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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 14, 2012

Willie Mitchell - Bad Eye

We've already had one slice of great Memphis R&B from Willie Mitchell, so how about another.

Bad Eye (b/w Sugar T) was released as a single in 1966 and managed to sneak into the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 92. The song was also included on the LP It's What's Happenin'. The MP3 is taken from the 45.

Bad Eye

Bad Eye is available on several CD compilations, the best of which is Poppa Willie: The Hi Years 1962-74. As well, the 1966 LP It's What's Happenin' is also out on CD. You can view the full range of Willie Mitchell CDs at Amazon.

Bad Eye isn't available as a download.

From YouTube here's Mitchell's 1965 recording of The Champion accompanied by a superb photo slide show.

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