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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.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Con-Funk-Shun - Bumpsumboody (single)

Con-Funk-Shun, as the name suggests, was a funk band, formed in Memphis in the late 1960s by California high school classmates Michael Cooper and Louis (Tony) McCall.

The group gained major hit-making status after joining Mercury Records in 1976. You can read more about them here.

Before signing with Mercury, the group recorded a bunch of tracks for producer Ted Sturges in Memphis. Among them was the instrumental Bumpsumboody, the "B" side of a forgettable cover of Mr. Tambourine Man released in 1974 on the Fretone label (owned by Estelle Axton, who had earlier co-founded Stax Records). Neither of the tracks appears to have made it on to an LP or CD, so below is link to obtain Bumpsumboody.


Con-Funk-Shun split up after their last Mercury album in 1988, but a reformed group, which now includes original members Cooper and Felton Pilate, has been touring off and on since the mid-1990s. They have a website that indicates they have dates booked through Dec. 1.

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