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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 23, 2012

Rubin Mitchell - Presenting Rubin Mitchell

Two 1967 LPs for Capitol, Presenting Rubin Mitchell and Remarkable Rubin, and an earlier self-released album on the Starmaker label, The Golden Hands of Rubin Mitchell, appear to be the pianist's entire recorded output. There were some singles on Capitol as well but as far as I can tell most, if not all, were tracks taken from the two albums.

According to the Schenectady Gazette newspaper of March 7, 1967, Mitchell was playing in the Albany-Troy, New York, area before being signed to Capitol. That's where his debut LP Golden Hands was recorded. After making his Capitol recordings he played in several New York City clubs and bars, then seemingly disappeared from the music scene. There is little information about him on the web.

Below is a link to a track from his first Capitol album, Presenting.

What Now My Love

Rubin Mitchell's version of Mas Que Nada appeared on Bossa Novaville, Vol. 14 of Capitol's Ultra-Lounge series of CDs. It's still in print and easily obtained.

There is a Mitchell collection called HiFi Hits available as a download. However, its cheap looking cover makes its origin a bit suspect.

Although these are tracks from his Capitol recordings, this release certainly didn't orginate with that company. Listening before buying would be a good idea.

Here's another Rubin Mitchell track, taken from YouTube.

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