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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, January 11, 2013

John Froman, his piano & orchestra - Wall Street

There's not much I can tell you about John Froman or this album. It came out in 1966 (Billboard listed it among new releases in the Nov. 5 issue) and has the appearance of a private label issue although the arrangements are far too sophisticated for a mere vanity project. The recording also sounds a bit dated, as though it could have been recorded sometime earlier.

Froman himself is a mystery too. There is no information on him, although there was a John Froman who issued a couple of instrumental 45s on the Felsted label in 1963. Could be the same person I suppose.

In any case here's a photo of Froman from the rear of the Wall Street album. Both Wall Street photos in this entry were previously published on the now inactive Record Robot blog in 2006.

Froman arranged all the tunes on Wall Street and wrote four originals, including the title track, available from the link below.

Wall Street

 Needless to say none of Froman's material has surfaced in a digital format.

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