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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.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

London Studio Orchestra - Endless Love

Here's yet another in the seemingly endless series of anonymous recordings credited to the London Studio Orchestra and its twin the London Starlight Orchestra. Many of these are entirely electronic in nature and are best left in the thrift store bins where they normally reside.

Endless Love is somewhere in the middle of the pack, quality wise. There's a real instrument or two amidst the synth strings and drum machines. Of course, some people actually prefer ersatz orchestras. No accounting for taste, etc.

In any case, you can listen and download the London Studio Orchestra's version of George Michael's Careless Whisper. The MP3 is from a cassette version of the album.

Careless Whisper

The two-CD set of Endless Love, released in 1988, is no longer in print nor is it available as a legal download. However, a quick Google search there are several blogs that have posted this album in the last couple of years if you really must have it. And check those thrift store bins!

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