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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, December 31, 2013

The Atlantics - Greensleeves (45 single)

The Atlantics have been one of my favorite surf instrumental bands since I purchased a used jukebox copy of Bombora/Greensleeves back in the late 1960s.

The group had no trouble emulating the sound of Dick Dale & the Del-Tones and other California surf bands despite the fact that they hailed from Australia. Bombora topped the Australian chart in 1963 and was a big hit in Italy, but had almost no impact in North America. The followup, The Crusher, was also a hit in their native land. Despite several first-rate instrumental albums and more singles, that was the extent of their chart action.

On the flip side of Bombora was a version of the standard Greensleeves, an English folk song that dates from the 16th century. It's more recent popularity derives from composer Ralph Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on Greensleeves (1934).


After the success of the Bombora single there was of course a similarly titled LP.

                                          (Photo from the Surafdelic blog)

Many of the Atlantics' recordings are available on CD including a fine "best of" collection from CD Baby. A similar selection of albums is sold as downloads on iTunes and elsewhere.

Here's the group's big hit.

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