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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, July 05, 2012

Ronnie James & the Jez Hot Swing Club

Ronnie James and the Jez Hot Swing Club were a product of the swing revival in the 1990s and this 1995 self-titled release on Intersound appears to be their only album. Some copies of the CD were entitled Wanna Swing? and had a different cover.

For me the tracks to concentrate on are the three swing classics -- Sweet Georgia Brown, Basin Street Blues and China Boy -- that come at the end of the album. Most of the rest of the songs are James originals and just don't resonate with me.

See what you think about Basin Street Blues, available from the link below.

Basin Street Blues

There's little information available about Ronnie James and the Jez Hot Swing Club, other than that they come from Philadelphia and for this album at least had Vince Montana, former leader of disco's Salsoul Orchestra, on vibes. James is a guitarist.

If you're intrigued by the band's sound, new and used copies of their CD are available for next to nothing in the Amazon Marketplace. There's no download version.

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