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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, September 03, 2012

18 Golden Piano Hits 1

Presenting another in the endless series of anonymous instrumental albums that have come out of Europe over the past several decades.

This one emanated from The Netherlands in 1992 on the Point Productions label. This company's releases turned up quite frequently in the bins of cheap CDs and cassettes at discount stores like Wal-Mart and K-Mart.

The insert manages to credit the the album cover designer but not the musicians or anyone else involved with the project.

18 Golden Piano Hits 1 (one wonders whether there was ever a second volume) is a quite enjoyable listen for the most part, with a song selection comprised mainly of easy listening standards. A real orchestra backs the piano soloist (whoever he or she may be) for the most part. Here's a sample. The MP3 is taken from a cassette.

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I haven't seen this album for sale anywhere on the web, although it's listed in several CD databases. Perhaps it's available under another title. I have, however, seen it several times in thrift stores, so if it appeals to you don't give up the hunt.

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