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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.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hank Jacobs - Heide (45 single)

Hank Jacobs made some pretty interesting organ and piano instrumental sides, mainly for Sue Records, in the 1960s. Jacobs managed only one chart single under his own name, So Far Away (b/w Monkey Hips and Rice), which was a minor hit in early 1964.

Subsequent singles on Sue followed a similar style, one that might best be described as subdued funk. Heide (b/w Playboy's Penthouse) was issued later in '64.


Many of his Sue singles, including both sides of the So Far Away and Heide 45s, were on a So Far Away LP issued in late '64.

Jacobs later played with a studio band called the T-K-O's, who scored an R&B hit in 1966 with The Fat Man on the Ten-Star label. The following year he backed singer Bettye Swann on her chart-topping R&B hit Make Me Yours.

Only three or four of Jacobs's tracks are available on various compilations from iTunes and other download sources. His hit So Far Away has also turned up on several CD collections. Other than that he's not represented in the digital format.

Here's Jacobs's hit.

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