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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.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Ebb Tide (single)

Kentucky-born John Robert Smith (1933-1997) was one of a handful of jazz musicians who was nicknamed after his instrument -- in this case the Hammond organ. Smith chose the moniker to distinguish himself from jazz guitarist Johnny Smith and the more well-known organist Jimmy Smith.

Johnny "Hammond Smith" recorded a mittful of well-received soul-jazz albums for Prestige between 1959 and 1970, including a 1967 release that was originally titled Gettin' Up.

When a track from it, Ebb Tide, started getting DJ and jukebox play the title of the LP was changed to match the single.

The MP3 is taken from the 45.

Ebb Tide

Accompanying Smith on Ebb Tide are trumpeter Virgil Jones, saxophonist Houston Person, guitarist Thornel Schwartz (who played on many of Jimmy Smith's Blue Note recordings), Jimmy Lewis on bass guitar and John Harris on drums.

In 2000, the Ebb Tide LP was combined with a 1968 date, Nasty, on a Prestige CD called The Soulful Blues.

This album is easily obtainable either on disc or as a download. A used CD can be had for as little as $6.00.

Here's another track from the Gettin' Up/Ebb Tide LP, Stand By Me. This was also the flip side of the Ebb Tide single. Thanks to Groove Addict for the YouTube video.

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