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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, April 14, 2014

The Everly Brothers - EB 84

This 1984 album on Mercury was the first new material from the Everly Brothers in 11 years and followed a televised reunion concert. Producer Dave Edmunds managed to preserve the Everlys' traditional harmonies while at the same time updating their sound.

EB 84 has tunes by Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan, several originals by Don Everly and The First in Line, a wonderful ballad by Paul Kennerley, an English singer-songwriter working in Nashville. He has written songs for the Judds, Marty Stuart and Sweethearts of the Rodeo, among others. Kennerley also was responsible for the concept albums White Mansions and The Legend of Jesse James, both of which featured an all-star lineup of country and rock artists.

The MP3 is from a cassette copy of EB 84.

The First in Line

EB 84 was released on CD by Razor & Tie in 1994, but a copy of that out-of-print disc will set you back $60 or more. However, used vinyl or cassette copies of the album are plentiful and cheap online, starting at around $4. There is no legal download to be had.

This song was written for EB 84 by Jeff Lynne.

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