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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, March 06, 2013

Franz Loffler - Gitarre in Gold 2


I'm afraid I can't tell you much about Franz Loffler, except that he's German and a guitarist. He appears to have a jazz background and his recordings, most of them for Polydor in the late 1960s and into the 70s, fall into two categories -- jazzy interpretations of the classics, like Swingin' Bach Guitar and Swinging Baroque Guitar, and easy listening, such as the second volume of Gitarre in Gold, released in 1969. (The first volume, which came out in '66, featured another German guitarist, Karlheinz Kastel).

Fans of studio players like Al Caiola and Tony Mottola will probably dig what Loffler has to offer.

Azzuro is an Italian pop song made famous in 1968 in a recording by Adriano Celentano. There were several German cover versions, including ones by Peter Rubin and Peter Alexander. Loffler included his interpretation on Gitarre in Gold 2. It's available below.

Azzuro

Both volumes of Gitarre in Gold were also released by Polydor in Canada but I'm not sure whether that happened in the U.S. It seems unlikely. These recordings have never been released on CD and aren't available as downloads.

However, there a few other Franz Loffler offerings available from iTunes and perhaps elsewhere as well.

From YouTube, here's Loffler doing the Latin standard Brazil.





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