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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, April 12, 2014

Jimmy McGriff - I Can't Get No Satisfaction (45 single)

With the exception of a few of Jimmy McGriff's early singles for Sue Records his 45s were almost exclusively designed to promote his LPs. McGriff singles like I Got a Woman, All About My Girl and Kiko were chart hits in the early to mid-'60s and the albums containing those tracks were issued later.

But most of the organist's later singles for labels like Capitol, Groove Merchant and Solid State were mere promotional releases for his albums.

A notable exception was the 1967 single of I Can't Get No Satisfaction/I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby. Neither of these tracks ever appeared on a McGriff LP.

There is no indication of the personnel involved in the recording session, other than producer Sonny Lester.

I Can't Get No Satisfaction

McGriff's cover version of the Rolling Stones' hit was listed on Billboard's Bubbling Under chart at No. 130 in May 1967 but never climbed into the Hot 100. Neither this track nor the flip side is available in a digital format. However, copies of the vinyl single seem to turn up fairly often on eBay and other online sites.

The selection below, The Worm, is from a 1968 session for Solid State that featured saxophonist Fats Theus and trumpeter Blue Mitchell.

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