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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.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Jorgen Ingmann - Swinging Guitar

Danish guitarist Jorgen Ingmann has already been introduced via a post back in April. You can read more about him there.

Swinging Guitar was released in 1959 (on Metronome in Ingmann's home country and on Mercury in North America), two years before Ingmann's recording of Apache was a huge hit in the U.S. and Canada. As mentioned in the earlier post, he was heavily influenced by the multitrack recordings of Les Paul. That's readily apparent on this album, which contains mainly tricked up versions of standards like Blue Moon. Listen to and/or download from the link below.

Blue Moon

Blue Moon was one of the 101 selections released on Danish Guitar Ace, a difficult to find four-CD retrospective of Ingmann's recordings for Metronome from 1953 to 1976. The excellent German mail order company Bear Family apparently was the only place you could get it when I made the original post in April, but it now appears to be out of stock.

There are plenty of Jorgen Ingmann tunes, including Blue Moonavailable for download. However, it's a case of buyer beware as many of these are undoubtedly dubbed from vinyl. Listen before buying.

Here, from YouTube, is another of Ingmann's Metronome recordings, El Bandito (The Bandit). Britain's The Shadows also did this one.

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