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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.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

The Outlaws - Dream of the West

The Outlaws, one of several groups to use that name over the years, was a British instrumental group that recorded from 1961-64 for producer Joe Meek, the man responsible for The Tornadoes' chart-topping Telstar.

The group, led by guitarist Billy Kuy, was only marginally popular in the U.K. at the time (two lower level chart singles), but has since developed a cult following. Their sound is a bit reminiscent of The Shadows, but with a rawer edge.

The Outlaws' only album, Dream of the West, was released on HMV in 1961 and was briefly available on CD in 1993 on the BGO (Beat Goes On) label. It's long out of print and even used copies are expensive. Sample the album's content via the link below.


None of the tracks from Dream of the West are available as legal downloads, but here's another sampling of The Outlaws' western sound, Valley of the Sioux. This track was released as a single in 1961 but is not on the album.

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