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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 10, 2014

Tony Mottola - Guitar....Paris

Guitarist Tony Mottola recorded this instrumental tribute to the French capital for producer Enoch Light's Command label in 1964. (For more on Tony Mottola read this earlier post.)

The album was reissued, with a different cover, in 1971 as an LP for quadraphonic systems, a short-lived four-channel format that utilized an extra pair of speakers. It was similar to today's surround-sound systems. Quadraphonic LPs, which generally were sold at a premium price, could also be played on regular two-channel stereo systems.

On this album is Boulevard of Broken Dreams (no relation to Green Day's song of the same name), written in 1933 by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics), and set in Paris. The song made its debut in the 1934 motion picture Moulin Rouge and Tony Bennett had a hit with it in the early 1950s. Here's Mottola's version, taken from the reissued LP.

Guitar...Paris is not available on CD or as a download. For information on other Tony Mottola recordings in digital formats, please visit the earlier blog post cited above.

From YouTube here's another track from Guitar...Paris.

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