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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 19, 2014

Tutti Camarata - Tutti's Trombones (Post No. 2)

While arranger, composer, conductor, producer and music company executive Tutti Camarata (1913-2005) was running Disney's music companies for two decades he managed to put out two great big band albums -- Tutti's Trumpets (1957) and Tutti's Trombones (1970). For the background on these two albums please read this previous post.

Bainbridge Records re-released Tutti's Trombones on LP, cassette and CD in 1983. That's the release pictured above.

The Sweetest Sounds was among the selections on this album. Richard Rodgers wrote both the music and lyrics for this song, which was included in the 1962 musical No Strings. The Sweetest Sounds was also used as the title for an episode on Rodgers in PBS's American Masters series.

The Sweetest Sounds

As stated in the previous post the best bet for obtaining the contents of Tutti's Trumpets and Tutti's Trombones is via download. All CD issues are out of print and pricey.

Twelfth Street Rag is a genuine relic of the ragtime era, composed in 1914 by Euday L. Bowman. It became well known in 1927 when Bennie Moten's band recorded it. But the best-known recording is by Pee Wee Hunt, who had a No. 1 hit with it in 1948.

This version is from Tutti's Trombones.

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