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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.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Mastersounds - Swinging with the Mastersounds (Post No. 2)

Details about Swinging with the Mastersounds (Fantasy, 1960), one of the last studio albums by the group put together by the brothers of guitarist Wes Montgomery, Buddy and Monk, can be found in this post from November 2013.

As detailed in the previous post two abbreviated tracks from the album, Golden Earrings/I Could Write a Book, were slapped on a promotional 45 for disc jockeys.

Golden Earrings was heard earlier, so now here's the short version of I Could Write a Book, from the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical Pal Joey. The movie version of Pal Joey, which was only loosely based on the stage play, starred Frank Sinatra and had come out in 1957.

I Could Write a Book

The album track is two minutes longer than the 45 version above.

The tracks from Swinging with the Mastersounds are included on a 2002 compilation CD from Original Jazz Classics entitled simply The Mastersounds. Reasonably priced copies are available through Amazon. There is no download version.

Here's a track from the group's first LP, Introducing the Mastersounds (World Pacific, 1957)

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