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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, May 26, 2014

Ramblin' Valley Boys - Guitar Hop (single)

The country/rockabilly instrumental Guitar Hop sounds like it was recorded in the 1950s, but it's from 1967 and was on the "B" side of a Vietnam War-themed country vocal, Hill 881.

Although Northland Records was based in Nashville, the Ramblin' Valley Boys apparently were from Michigan. And that's all I know about them. Northland released a dozen or so singles between 1967 and 1970 before calling it quits.

Guitar Hop

This single is likely the only release by the Ramblin' Valley Boys, whoever they might have been. Guitar Hop is included on two widely available download compilations. Rockabilly Hoodlums, Vol. Two comes from the Netherlands-based Collector Records and was previously released on CD (1995). A few CD copies still seem to be floating around. Expect to pay in the $20 range.

True Rockabilly, Vol. 1 (Serenity, 2014) is a download only release that contains many of the same tracks as Rockabilly Hoodlums, so the latter should probably be your first choice.

Here's another instrumental that's included on Rockabilly Hoodlums.

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