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
Click on the player to the right to listen to the Guitars & All That Jazz music stream. Five hours of the best in jazz, guitars and other instrumental gems. New songs are added weekly.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Lou Donaldson - Light Foot


If you want a copy of this 1958 Lou Donaldson album on CD be prepared to fork out upwards of $40 for the Japanese import -- and that's for a used copy! Vinyl prices are into the stratosphere and Light Foot doesn't appear to be available as an album download (at least in North America), although all of the tracks are included in the CD box set and download compilation The Complete Blue Note Lou Donaldson Sessions 1957-60.

Light Foot was the followup to Blues Walk, considered by many to be his best album. For more on Blues Walk read this previous post.

With Light Foot the blues elements that surfaced on Blues Walk became more pronounced. Most of the tempos seemed slowed down and the solos more mellow. Take for instance the track Day Dreams, which you can access below.

Somehow Blue Note squeezed all five minutes of the album track on the "B" side of a DJ single (Hog Maw was on the "A" side) and it's from the 45 that the MP3 is taken.


Day Dreams

From YouTube here's another track from Light Foot. It was most likely sourced from a CD, judging by the excellent sound quality.


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