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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.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Deuce Coupes - Hotrodders' Choice

Hot rod music was an extension of the surf music genre, but apart from monotonous hot rod and dragster sound effects on many LPs, like the Deuce Coupes' Hotrodders' Choice (Del-Fi, 1963), there was little to distinguish hot rod from surf.

The Deuce Coupes began life as the Avantis, a southern California surf group formed by brothers Lolly and Pat Vegas. The siblings went on to form the 1970s rock group Redbone.

Hotrodders' Choice, recorded with session musicians who included guitarists Glen Campbell and Tommy Tedesco and pianist Leon Russell, was the group's only album. Another session group calling itself the Deuce Coupes recorded an LP for the budget Crown label the same year, but there was no connection between the two bands.

You can listen to one of the tracks that isn't burdened by those annoying dragster SFX from the link below.

Tijuana Gasser

Hotrodders' Choice came out on CD in 1995 and although it's out of print, you can buy cheap copies on Amazon and elsewhere. It's also available as a download.

Another track from Hotrodders' Choice, Nite Prowler, frequently shows up on compilation CDs. It was also on the soundtrack of Home Alone 3.

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