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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.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jorgen Ingmann - Swinging Guitar (Post #2)


I posted a selection from Jorgen Ingmann's Swinging Guitar (1959) in September 2012, but I thought this LP of multitracked favourites was worth a second listen. You can glean all the background from the previous post while you grab the second selection from the album.

Bye Bye Blues has become a pop and jazz standard since it was written by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Chauncey Gray and Bert Lown in 1930. Lown and his orchestra made the first recording of it that year, but perhaps the best-known version was waxed by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1952. Since Ingmann was heavily influenced by Paul's multitracking techniques it seemed natural that he chose to include Bye Bye Blues on Swinging Guitar.

Bye Bye Blues



From YouTube comes Paul and Ford's hit version. The sound quality isn't all that it might be, but then it's dubbed from a vintage 10" LP.


And finally here's the original recorded version by Bert Lown and his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra from 1930. Sound quality and visuals are very good.


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