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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 06, 2013

Ronnie Price - Bewitched (track)

Pianist Ronnie Price (1923-1996) became one of the U.K.'s most sought after session musicians after playing in dance band and jazz outfits led by Teddy Foster, Tito Burns and Sydney Lipton, among others. Later he was music director for singer Anne Shelton and played in the big band of Don Lusher.

Among the artists Price backed on record were Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby and Andy Williams. Price was amazingly versatile, playing everything from jazz to easy listening to light classics. He made numerous easy listening recordings that were included in Reader's Digest LP box sets, such as Cocktail Piano Time (1970). Bewitched is from that set.


Several of Ronnie Price's Reader's Digest tracks are available for download, but Bewitched isn't among them. Some of the Reader's Digest tracks were issued on a 1997 CD set called Moonlight Piano, available in the Amazon Marketplace.

And there is this CD also for sale in the Amazon Marketplace for about $12 for a used copy. It appears to be in a similar vein.

Here's a selection from The Dancing Piano of Ronnie Price, an LP issued in 1984.

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