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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, November 16, 2012

James Bond Movie Themes, Vol. 2

Here's another one of those uncredited European releases where you're just dying to know who the artist is. This is a cassette release from Switzerland, probably from the 1980s, on the Intertape label and was distributed in Canada (and possibly the U.S.) by the Quebec company Madacy, which is still in business.

These are full orchestral versions of Bond themes and they're obviously dubbed from vinyl. If you listen closely (it's more obvious on headphones) you can hear surface noise from the record. These cassettes, and many others like them, were sold in K-Mart and similar outlets. There's a sample track available from the link below.

From Russia with Love

Both volumes of James Bond Movie Themes were also issued by Intertape on a double-LP set (did this company really use one of their own vinyl albums to make the cassette version?) under the title James Bond Filmmusik. I've no idea whether they used the same crazy cowgirl cover for the LP, but here's how the record label looked.

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