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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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

California Montage - Young-Holt Unlimited (single)

Young-Holt Unlimited was formed by bassist Eldee Young and drummer Redd Holt in 1965 after they left the Ramsey Lewis Trio. Depending on which Young-Holt record you're listening to the pianist was either Hysear Don Walker or Ken Chaney.

Young-Holt's big hit was Soulful Strut, in 1968.

The 45 of California Montage (b/w Straight Ahead) was released the following year and is perhaps the rarest of  the trio's recordings. It's only other appearance on vinyl was on a Young-Holt greatest hits album.

California Montage comes from Dave Grusin's score for Winning, an auto-racing film starring Paul Newman.

You can grab the Young-Holt Unlimited version of California Montage below.

California Montage

California Montage has appeared on several northern soul CD compilations and on a 2005 CD from the British label Edsel, Wack Wack: The Best of Young Holt. It's still available in limited quantities.

And finally ... here's some brass-infused Young-Holt on Soulful Samba. If you want to own a non-clicks-and-pops copy of this song, it's on iTunes.

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