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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.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Carl Perkins - Born to Rock


Born to Rock (Universal, 1989) came late in the career of quintessential rockabilly performer Carl Perkins (1932-1998). Although the music on this album can't be compared with his ground-breaking performances in the 1950s it's not an embarrassment either.

In fact Perkins seems rejuvenated on the 10 tracks that range from bluesy country to out-and-out rockers. The album was produced by two gentlemen associated with The Judds -- producer Brent Maher and bandleader Don Potter. Below is the title track from Born to Rock.

Born to Rock



Born to Rock was issued in all three formats -- CD, cassette and vinyl (at least in some countries) -- but has long been deleted and has not been reissued. A legal download version doesn't exist, either. But there are numerous cheap used copies available on Amazon. It's well worth picking up.

Here's Carl Perkins performing Born to Rock on Austin City Limits (PBS) in 1990.




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