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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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jørgen Ingmann - Danish Guitar Ace (2nd post)

Regular readers of this blog will already have been introduced to Danish Guitar Ace, a deluxe four-CD box set, with book, covering the career of Jørgen Ingmann. For those of you who missed the earlier post, it's here. It has all the background on this very worthwhile, but difficult to find, set for lovers of Les Paul-style guitar.

Danish Guitar Ace included a peppy little tune called Trudie, which made its first appearance on a Metronome single in Denmark in 1958. It was a cover version of a hit that year by British musician Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson. His single went to No. 14 on the U.K. chart and the sheet music for the tune, which Henderson wrote, was a top seller as well.

Below is Ingmann's version


Interestingly the Jørgen Ingmann version of Trudie turned up in the U.S. on the flip side of a 1958 single on Disney's Buena Vista label.

As you can see the label bills the backing as by the Camarata Orchestra. Tutti Camarata was musical director for Disney at the time and he definitely wasn't involved in the original recording session for Metronome in Denmark. I can't imagine that the Buena Vista release is anything but the original Danish recording, since it came out in the same year.

Ingmann doesn't appear on the "A"side of the single, Ridin' West, which is by the Camarata Orchestra. Ridin' West was the theme for Spin and Marty, a series of short films that was used in the Mickey Mouse Club TV show.

To close, here's a sample of Ingmann's playing in the 1970s that's firmly in the easy listening camp. It's a version of Nostalgia, popularized by Belgian guitarist Francis Goya.

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