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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.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Scavengers - Curfue (single)

Curfue (sic) is the "B" side of an obscure 1964 single ("A" side - Oasis) recorded by The Scavengers, an instrumental band from Grand Rapids, Mich. According to the Grand Rapid Rocks website, the members of the group were Wayne VanDam, lead guitar; George Pawlowski, drums; George Snider, bass; and George Lake, rhythm guitar.


A copy of the Oasis/Curfue single sold for $44 on eBay in 2011. This release appears to constitute the entire catalogue of this Michigan band. There was at least one other mid-1960s instrumental group called The Scavengers, but they were based in California.

1 comment:

  1. Three of the band members are still alive. George Laker played rhythm guitar for the Scavengers, who were from Wayland Michigan area. George Laker is now a Bluegrass musician playing with the bluegrass band "Out of the Blue". Wayne VanDam now lives on a farm in Ionia Michigan. George Snider lives in Sault Ste Marie Michigan and has his own Radio Show.