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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, October 24, 2012

Jimmy McGriff - One of Mine

Organist Jimmy McGriff (1936-2008) regularly placed his singles on the R&B charts in the 1960s, beginning with his instrumental version of Ray Charles's I Got a Woman in 1962. That was also the title of his debut album for Sue Records.

One of Mine (1963) was his second album, again containing lots of jukebox and radio ready grooves sure to garner plenty of exposure. The title cut and The Last Minute were the prime singles from this LP. On the flip of the One of Mine 45 was Broadway, in a version considerably shortened from the album cut, which ran about 5:40. The single version is available from the link below.


One of Mine was released on CD by the ever reliable Collectables label in 1996 with this cover:

It is widely available and prices start at less than $5 in the Amazon Marketplace.

Some of McGriff's Sue recordings (Broadway is not among them) are available via downloads from various sources.

From YouTube here's the 45 version of One of Mine. Again, the LP cut is considerably longer.

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