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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.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Bandits - The Electric 12

Here's another fine example of Glen Campbell's instrumental prowess. This one came out on World Pacific in 1965, just before Campbell's solo career took off.

Campbell is joined by some of the best on the Los Angeles session scene in the '60s, including Hal Blaine (drums), David Gates and Jerry Cole (guitars), Leon Russell (piano) and Larry Knechtel (bass). Campbell recorded a couple of other 12-string albums with basically the same group, but those LPs were more in the folk vein than the pop and rock 'n' roll on The Electric 12.

All of the tracks, with the exception of the Campbell-penned Bandito, were cover versions, including Petula Clark's hit, Downtown.


The Electric 12 by the Bandits has never been released on CD, but it's available almost everywhere as a download, no doubt using an LP as the source.

From YouTube, here's another sample of the album.

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