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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.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Perry & the Harmonics - Intrigue with Soul

Music from and inspired by the James Bond films is the theme of Intrigue with Soul (Mercury, 1965), the only album released by Perry & the Harmonics, a Chicago-based group.

The recognizable name among the five musicians is Ed Townsend, who had a 1958 vocal hit on Capitol with For Your Love. Townsend, who produced and plays piano on Intrigue with Soul, later co-write the 1970s hit Let's Get It On with Marvin Gaye.

The other members of Perry & the Harmonics are Clarence Perry on tenor sax, Richard McCrea on organ, guitarist Paul Pratt and drummer Maurice Wells. There are also vocals and narration on several tracks, courtesy of Townsend.

Among the soul-jazz offerings from the group is a version of From Russia with Love.

From Russia with Love

Do the Monkey with James was pulled from Intrigue with Soul as a single, but neither it nor the LP had any impact. Both are now collector's items. The one LP is the entire recorded output of Perry & the Harmonics. It has not been released in a digital format.

Here's another track from the album.