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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.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Roland Shaw & His Orchestra - The World of James Bond Adventure

The World of James Bond Adventure was one of a quartet of Bond and spy related albums released by British arranger and conductor Roland Shaw from 1965 to 1971 on the Decca (U.K.)/London Phase 4 labels. Others included James Bond in Action, Themes for Secret Agents and World of Spy Thrillers.

Shaw's exciting arrangements were enhanced by the excellent technical quality of the recordings. Thirty-seven tracks from these four albums were released on a double-CD release James Bond in Action/Themes for Secret Agents in 2008. It's still available from several sources.

Below is a link to a sample track, Goldfinger, taken from a cassette version of the original World of James Bond Adventure album. If you like it, buy the CD.


Fourteen of Roland Shaw's Bond recordings, including Goldfinger, are available for download in Europe, but not in the U.S. or Canada. These same 14 tracks were also issued in 1992 on a British CD Cinema Gala: James Bond 007.

This album is for sale in the Amazon Marketplace, but you're probably better off with the double-CD set mentioned earlier.

To finish here's Roland Shaw's version of Casino Royale, from YouTube.

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