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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, September 12, 2012

Country Guitars


Yet another release that begs the questions who, where, why and when. There is absolutely no information other than song titles on this cassette release -- no artist, no details about where or when it was recorded.

There is not even a release date on the packaging of this tape, which was distributed in Canada (and possibly in the U.S.) by Madacy, a Quebec company. But judging by the song titles, it was in retail stores in the mid to late 1970s.

Country Sunshine, for instance, was a 1973 hit for Dottie West. Here's a link to the instrumental version from Country Guitars.

Country Sunshine



By the way, Country Sunshine began life as a Coca-Cola commercial.

Country Guitars is a pleasant enough listen for the most part and for instrumental completists is worth picking up for versions of Groovy Grubworm (remember Harlow Wilcox & the Oakies?) and Guitar Boogie (Arthur Smith). Thrift stores are probably your best bet.

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