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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 20, 2013

The Magnificent 7 - Country & Western Love Songs

Think Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass or perhaps Buck Owens's Bakersfield Brass. That's basically the sound of the anonymous group of musicians who make up The Magnificent 7. This budget label LP may even predate those mid- to late-1960s groups, with one source giving the date of release as 1961.

Listening to Country & Western Love Songs, however, leads me to believe that this album likely dates from the middle of the decade. Guitars and brass share the lead throughout. Listen to what The Magnificent 7 do with Ernest Tubb's Walking the Floor Over You.

Walking the Floor Over You

There was at least one other release under The Magnificent 7 moniker, Country & Western Million Sellers, again on the low-budget Power label. Both are worth picking up (think thrift store) for fans of country guitar.

None of this material has appeared in a digital format.

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