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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.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ray Flacke - Untitled Island


I must admit never having heard of guitarist Ray Flacke before stumbling across a cassette copy of Untitled Island in a discount bin some years ago.

But this British-born country guitarist (resident in Nashville since the late 1970s) has quite the resumé: He has been in Marty Stuart's touring band and played on albums by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Travis Tritt and Ricky Skaggs.

If you love guitar instrumentals, you'll want to search for a copy of Untitled Island, released in 1991 by RJM Records. A link to a sample track, lifted from the cassette, is below.

Devotion to the Dog



You have to be rich (or lucky) to be able to buy a copy of Untitled Island on CD. Even rarer is Songs Without Words, a 2004 acoustic album Flacke did for his own label. Neither album appears to be available as a download.

Flacke is featured on several guitar instructional websites, including guitarinstructor.com. There are also a couple of Flacke videos on You Tube. Here's one:


Flacke does not have a website and unfortunately does not appear to be active in music at the moment.

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