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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.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

James Bond Movie Themes, Vol. 2 (2nd post)

I first wrote about this uncredited European cassette release in November 2012. You can read what meagre details I was able to gather on the album in the previous post.

This dubbed-from-LP cassette contains some sparkling arrangements, which makes the substandard audio quality all the more regrettable.

The James Bond Theme

The James Bond Theme, written by Monty Norman with an arrangement by John Barry, was first heard during the opening credits of Dr. No (1962) as performed by guitarist Vic Flick with the John Barry Orchestra. Flick recreated the theme in a live performance during The Music of Bond: The First 50 Years, an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences event on Oct. 5, 2012, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles.

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