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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 01, 2013

Junior Mance - Down on the Floor (single)

Although the single Down on the Floor (b/w Stormy Weather) is not dated, Chicago-born (1928) pianist Junior Mance recorded it sometime in the early 1960s before he began his stint at Capitol Records.

Strangely Down on the Floor doesn't appear to have made it onto any of Mance's Jazzland or Riverside LPs and is currently unavailable in any form. That's too bad because this is a pleasant bluesy little tune with string accompaniment that was composed by Mance and arranger Fred Norman. So grab this baby while you can.

Down on the Floor

At age 84 Junior Mance is still out there performing and recording. He has a regular Sunday night gig at Cafe Loup in New York. Visit the cafe's website for further information. Mance has his own website as well and it's well worth visiting for news, videos, CDs and further tour dates.

Here's Mance performing in New York in August 2011.

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