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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 12, 2012

George Mann Orchestra - Casino Royale

In a previous post, I ruminated a bit about the albums put out under the name of the George Mann Orchestra. These ultra-cheap LPs were likely the work of Los Angeles session musicians and Mann was almost certainly a ficticious name.

That said, Casino Royale, the album pictured above is a cut above the rest of the product put out under the George Mann name. Lots of groovy spy tunes, all originals too, with the exception of the title cut. The LP probably dates from 1967 or thereabouts.

Here's a link to a sample track.

Bottled in Bond

What I wrote in the previous post about downloads of George Mann material still applies. Unfortunately, Casino Royale, undoubtedly the best of the bunch, is not among those available for purchase. Best bet is probably to check those thrift store bins for the original LP.