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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.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Terry Lee and the Poor Boys - Driftin' (single)

The Poor Boys were the band that backed little known Minnesota rockabilly singer Terry Lee, whose real name was Bob Becker. Their entire recorded output appears to be four tracks for the Minneapolis label Soma in 1959. Only two of the tracks were issued at the time, with the other two turning up on a Norton Records EP in 1994.

Driftin' was the group's lone instrumental, providing the "B" side of the vocal single My Little Sue. Driftin' was written by the group's lead guitarist Dave Pederson.


Driftin' has made half a dozen appearances on so-called "white label" (polite term for bootleg) CDs, including this collection, issued by Collector Records of The Netherlands in 1995.

Minnesota Rockers is also available as a download from iTunes and other sources. Driftin' also turns up on a massive 123-song download compilation called The Birth of Surf, Vol. 2, although the tune seems to me to be pretty far removed from the surf music that would emerge a couple of years down the road.

It's important to note that all the recordings of Driftin' are sourced from vinyl, as the master recordings likely disappeared long ago.

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