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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, September 24, 2013

Bill Justis - More Instrumental Hits (Post No. 2)

More Instrumental Hits was the seventh in a series of at least eight albums in which arranger/conductor Bill Justis covered top (mainly instrumental) hits from the 1960s. Further details on this 1965 LP and others in a similar vein recorded for Smash are in this earlier post.

Among the songs tackled by Justis on More Instrumental Hits is Love Me with All Your Heart, which the Ray Charles Singers took to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964. The song originated in Spain as Cuando Calienta El Sol. Justis follows the arrangement of the Ray Charles Singers very closely.

Love Me with All Your Heart

Englebert Humperdick had a popular version of Love Me with All Your Heart in 1970 and many other artists, including The Bachelors and Jerry Vale, have also recorded it.

Here's the hit recording by the Ray Charles Singers.

Note: Bill Justis's Smash recordings remain unavailable in a digital format.

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