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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, March 03, 2013

Richard Davis & the Tequila Brass - Tequila a Go Go

Once the popularity of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass took off after their initial hit The Lonely Bull in 1962 the copycat groups came out of the woodwork by the dozens. From budget labels like Crown and Spin-O-Rama to mainstream imprints like World Pacific and Audio Fidelity albums by these groups flooded record store bins throughout the 60s and beyond.

Chet Baker fronted an aggregation dubbed the Mariachi Brass for World Pacific while Richard Davis and the Tequila Brass recorded for Audio Fidelity.

Davis was born in Argentina in 1934 and was a fan of classical trumpeter Rafael Mendez, so the liner notes tell us. Tequila a Go Go came out in 1966 (Billboard listed it among the new album releases in its Dec. 3 issue) and seems to have passed pretty much unnoticed at the time. This appears to the group's only North American release, although Davis had several other albums come out in his native country. Grab Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White from Tequila a Go Go via the link below.

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

The songs on Tequila a Go Go are included in a download compilation called Mexican Madness, which is available from several sources. This material may have been sourced from vinyl, so the usual caution applies.

Here's another tune by Richard Davis and the Tequila Brass, from YouTube.

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