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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, July 27, 2013

Denny Wright - Try a Little Tenderness (track)

Romantic Guitars was a compilation CD issued by the British label Hallmark in 1995. At that time Hallmark was still a label that put out quality releases rather than the dubbed-from-vinyl issues that have since become its stock in trade.

Denny Wright (more about him in a minute) was featured on seven of the 18 tracks on Romantic Guitars, with other contributions by Dick Abell and Jean-Claude Aprile.

Wright (1924-1992) was a British jazz and session guitarist best known for his association with skiffle musician Lonnie Donegan in the 1950s, where his playing attracted the attention of a young Paul McCartney. "I loved Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Lonnie Donegan's guitarist, Denny Wright, who was fantastic," McCartney told Guitarist magazine in 2004.

Wright also performed with jazz musicians such as Stephane Grappelli and Digby Fairweather and provided guitar on hits by the likes of Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield and Mary Hopkin.

No date is given for the recordings on Romantic Guitars nor are there any other session details. Below is one of Wright's contributions.

Try a Little Tenderness

Although the Romantic Guitars CD has long been out of print, the tracks by Wright and Abell are available on a download album from several sources.

Judging from this YouTube offering, Denny Wright had a bit of talent on the banjo as well.

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