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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 26, 2014

The Atlantics - The Gremlin King (track)

                                                                 (Photo from the Surfadelic blog)

The surf music craze migrated to Australia in the early 1960s, with the homegrown surf band The Atlantics topping the Australian chart with Bombora in 1963. (For details on The Atlantics, see this earlier post.)

With the success of the single an album was inevitable. The LP was titled after the hit and was a mixture of originals, a couple of cover tunes and several adaptations of folk and classical themes. The Gremlin King was a surfing take on In the Hall of the Mountain King, an orchestral theme composed by Edvard Grieg in 1867 for Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt.

The MP3 is taken from a copy of the original vinyl LP.

The Gremlin King

Much of the music on the Bombora LP is available on CD and as downloads. Read the earlier post for details.

The No. 1 hit Bombora wasn't the first single released by the Atlantics. Issued earlier in '63 was Moon Man, an original by group member Peter Hood.

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