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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, March 24, 2014

Sam Lazar - I Ain't Mad at You (45 single)

Organist Sam Lazar's I Ain't Mad at You was released as a single on both the Argo and Checker labels in 1962.

What little biographical information there is on Lazar was contained in this previous post where you can hear the "B" of this 45, Camp Meetin'. Neither side of the single made it onto an LP and both tunes remain unavailable in a digital format.

I Ain't Mad at You

One of the members of Sam Lazar's group when he was playing in his native St. Louis was guitarist Grant Green. They played at the Holy Barbarian night club when it opened in December 1959. But within weeks local authorities closed the club after management hired an underage waitress.

Soon after this performance, which is available on CD and as a download, Green departed for New York to begin his recording career with Blue Note.

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