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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, April 24, 2013

Ross Carnegie - Cool Dad (45 single)

I can't tell you much about this tasty slice of organ funk except that it came out of New York in the mid- to late1960s. Organist Ross Carnegie was mentioned several times in the society pages of New York magazines during the 60s and 70s so one would presume he lived there.

Cool Dad (b/w Win, Lose or Draw) on the El-Con label has turned into quite a collectible disc on the northern soul market.

Cool Dad has been anthologized at least twice in the CD age, first on the 1999 release Vital Organs, which apparently is still available here.

Cool Dad was also included in the 2006 compilation, Absolute Funk, Vol. 3, on the Body and Soul label.

You'll pay at least $35-40 for a copy of this out-of-print CD. Fortunately, it's available as a download.

YouTube has a video showing Ross Carnegie performing recently in Dallas, but the audio and picture quality is so awful I won't link to it here.

However, this YouTube selection starts off with Win, Lose or Draw, the "B" side of the Cool Dad single.

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