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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.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Los Relampagos - Dos Cruces (single)

Los Relampagos (The Lightning) was a popular instrumental group in Spain during the 1960s. They specialized in pop arrangements of classical and traditional Spanish songs and were influenced by bands like Johnny & the Hurricanes and The Shadows.

The Dos Cruces (Two Crosses) single dates from 1965. The lead guitarist is obviously a fan of The Shadows' Hank Marvin.

Dos Cruces

There are several albums by Los Relampagos available on CD or as downloads from several sources. Most concentrate on the group's popular recordings from the '60s and almost always include Dos Cruces. The quality of the recordings probably varies widely, so sample before buying if possible.

Los Relampagos continued recording regularly into the 1970s and there have been occasional reunions since then. The date isn't readily apparent but this performance of Dos Cruces on a TV show appears to have occurred well after the peak of their popularity. Audio quality is good, video less so.

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