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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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sonny Stitt - Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin' (single)

Sonny Stitt has earned half a dozen posts so far -- and here's another one. Scroll down to the search box on the right hand side if you're interested in reading more about and listening to more of Stitt.

It's not that the saxophonist is a particular favorite. It's just that I happened to pick up a bunch of his 45s a number of years ago that I'm now revisiting.

This record isn't the jazz side of Sonny Stitt. This is a musician looking for some pop/R&B airplay by covering hits of the mid to late 1960s. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' was a 1968 hit for Crazy Elephant while the flip side of the 45 was a version of Mendocino, which the Sir Douglas Quintet had placed on the charts in 1969. Both tracks come for Stitt's LP Come Hither (1969), on which he plays the Varitone electric sax, accompanied by guitarist Billy Butler, organist Paul Griffin and Jerome Richardson on sax and flute.

Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'

Come Hither has not received a CD or legal download release, so it's down to searching the vinyl bins if this album appeals to you.

1 comment:

  1. I wish i had known about this artist years ago...awesome!