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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, December 19, 2012

Ace Cannon - 12 Saxophone Christmas Classics


Alto saxophonist Ace Cannon is best known for his work with Bill Black's Combo from 1959 to 1961 and for his '62 solo hit Tuff. Cannon had made his first recordings backing rockabbily artists on Sun Records.

Later in his career he had best-selling TV-marketed allbums with Golden Classics and The Entertainer, both recorded for the Nashville-based Gusto label.

Gusto released 12 Saxophone Christmas Classics in 2007, but the tracks were probably recorded at least a decade earlier. The other band members aren't credited. A sample track is available below.

The First Noel

12 Saxophone Christmas Classics is available on CD at a very reasonable price from most of the major outlets. You can also get it as a download.

Here's an interesting interview with Ace Cannon from a local Memphis TV show called George Klein's Memphis Sounds. Probably about three years old, as video was uploaded to YouTube in 2009. Be warned: Video and sound are out of synch.

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