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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, February 03, 2014

Lou Donaldson - Light Foot (Post #2)

This superb LP from alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson's early days on Blue Note was discussed in a post in March 2013. All the background and availability information is still relevant, so you can click here to read it.

The track contained in the previous post was the laid-back Day Dreams, which was put on the "B" side of a single to promote the album to jazz radio stations.

On the "A" side was a bluesy Donaldson original, Hog Maw. Again, as on Day Dreams (an original by the pianist on the session, Herman Foster), Blue Note managed to squeeze almost six minutes of music onto a 45. That's the source of the track you can listen to below.

Hog Maw

Here's something from Lou Donaldson's funk period in the late 1960s. Jazz purists scoffed at these recordings of course, but a lot of people dug them. This is from Mr. Shing-A-Ling (Blue Note, 1967).

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