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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.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Verrill Keene - An Afternoon Affair

This is Verrill Keene's one and only release, which came out on the obscure Showtown label in 1966. That Keene didn't put out anything else isn't all that surprising -- he isn't a real person.

Verrill Keene is a pseudonym for Bob Keane, the owner of Del-Fi Records, the company that put out all those great surfing records in the 1960s. Keane invented Keene and his playboy persona to push this release. Unfortunately, bachelor pad music was pretty well dead by the time An Afternoon Affair came out and the album promptly disappeared.

Thirty years later, in 1996, during the bachelor pad and lounge music revival, Keane decided to release the album on CD. Below you can listen to the title track.

An Afternoon Affair

The CD has long since been discontinued but cheap copies are plentiful in the Amazon Marketplace. An Afternoon Affair is also available as as a download from CD Universe, Amazon and elsewhere, but it's way cheaper to buy the CD.

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