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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, May 31, 2014

Peter Hamilton and His Orchestra - Golden Film

Golden Film by Peter Hamilton and His Orchestra was issued on CD and cassette in 1991 by Point Productions, based in The Netherlands. But the tracks had been recorded by Vedette Records in Italy, probably in the 1970s.

Vedette was a label that was primarily associated with Italian beat groups, but the company also made a number of easy listening albums, some of which came out under the Peter Hamilton name. It's likely a pseudonym.

Golden Film was marketed mainly in discount outlets like Wal-Mart and K-Mart and can often be found in the thrift store bins. Among the selections is Michel Legrand's theme from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les parapluies de Cherbourg), the 1964 French romance written and directed by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

More than a dozen Peter Hamilton albums are available for download from iTunes and other major sources. You'll find at least some of the tracks from Golden Film among these collections that are being marketed by the original Vedette label.

Here's the Peter Hamilton version of the Barbra Streisand film theme The Way We Were. This can be found on the download album Spotlight -- Film Themes.

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