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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.

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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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

David Palmer - Magic Guitar Sound

This David Palmer is not, as claimed by the All Music Guide (whose material is used by iTunes), the David Palmer who was a member of Jethro Tull. This David Palmer plays in an easy rock style favoured by European groups like the Shadows (U.K.) and the Spotnicks (Sweden) as well as German guitarist Ricky King.

The CD came out of Switzerland in 1986 on the Bridge label, produced by Peter Wiberg, who played keyboards and produced several albums for the Spotnicks. And on a posting on a Swedish blog in 2010 former Spotnick guitarist Juri Wiick revealed that he was the lead guitarist on these sessions.

The Spotnicks had a big European hit in the 1960s with Amapola. Their gimmick, at least in those early days, was to dress up in space suits on stage.

In any case here's Juri Wiik (alias David Palmer) playing Verde, popularized by Ricky King and since played by just about every European guitar group.

Magic Guitar Sound hasn't been available on CD for some time and isn't available as a download. There is a Magic Guitar Sound album credited to David Palmer on iTunes, but the track listing is different. The only track common to both versions is Jeux Interdits (Forbidden Games), so whether the download is from the same Swedish sessions is open to question. Certainly, no other guitar CD was issued under the David Palmer name.

From YouTube here's another sample from the CD.

And for comparison with the David Palmer version here's Ricky King's hit recording of Verde.

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