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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.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hank Williams, Jr. - Five-O

I must admit I find most of Hank Williams Junior's hard rock/country recordings to be loud and obnoxious. But there's one song he does that I never get tired of hearing -- Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehavin'.

It's certainly atypical of the majority of his recordings -- a very laid-back, gently swinging track that appeared on his 1985 Warner. Bros. album Five-O and was released as a single. Both the single and the album topped the country charts. The MP3 below is taken from the vinyl album.

Ain't Misbehavin'

Five-O has been issued on CD at least twice, the latest just last year, and is widely available. Strangely the complete album isn't available as a download, although Ain't Misbehavin' is. It's included in a 45-song digital compilation called The Complete Hank Williams, Jr., which is also available on CD. My advice is to stick with downloading only Ain't Misbehavin' unless you're a Bocephus fanatic.

This version of Ain't Misbehavin' from YouTube appears to feature Hank lip-synching the vocal, according to many of the posted comments. But this undated concert version is about a minute shorter than the recording, so I'm guessing the instrumentation is live. In any case, I'll let you be the judge.

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