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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.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Georgie Auld - Manhattan with Strings

Toronto-born tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld (1919-1990) spent most of his working life in the United States. He was a product of the big bands, playing with the likes of Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman.

The content of the LP is exactly what you might expect -- one dozen ballad standards, including Earle Hagen's Harlem Nocturne. The MP3 is taken from a 45 rpm DJ single.

Harlem Nocturne

(For a sample of Auld's R&B-tinged playing, read this earlier post.)

Manhattan with Strings has never received a digital release. A few of the same tunes are on a download album, The Very Best of Georgie Auld, available from iTunes and other sources. This appears to be of somewhat dubious origin and it's not clear to me whether these tunes are the Manhattan with Strings tracks as the running times vary by up to 10 seconds. Buy with caution.

Here's another slice of Mr. Auld. They Can't Take That Away from Me comes from the LP In the Land of Hi-Fi with Georgie Auld and His Orchestra (EmArcy, 1955).

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