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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 06, 2013

Sonny Stitt - Soul Girl

This 1973 LP is a bit of an oddity in the Sonny Stitt catalogue. The Paula release combines soul-tinged numbers (complete with female vocal backing) with some straight-ahead jazz tracks in an obvious attempt to appeal to both the R&B and jazz markets. Unfortunately it failed to attract much attention from either.

Soul Girl has had two releases on CD, one on a Japanese reissue that is still available if you'd like to part with about $30 of your hard-earned cash. The other was on a now deleted disc titled I Should Care, released on Jewel (a sister label to Paula) in 1996. Copies of this release, both new and used, can be had very cheaply in the Amazon Marketplace.

You can grab a sample track, taken from a 1973 cassette version of the album, from the link below.

Got to Get Over

For more info on Sonny Stitt read these previous posts on Guitars & All That Jazz (One, Two, Three).

Here's a wonderful Stitt live performance on Lover Man, date and place unknown.

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