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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, November 03, 2014

Duane Eddy - Love Confusion (single)

Duane Eddy had a surprise hit in the U.K. in 1975 when Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar made the Top 10. The song was written by producer Tony Macaulay, who had worked with the Fifth Dimension, and Keith Potger, a former member of the Seekers.

The sound of the record, with its female vocal chorus, hearkened back to Eddy's 1962 hit (Dance with the) Guitar Man. For more information and to listen to Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar, go to this previous post.

Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar was followed in short order by two more singles, neither of which gained any notice. One of them, Love Confusion/Love is a Warm Emotion, was a one-off release on the Target label. It again was written and produced by Macaulay and had a very similar sound to the hit.

Love Confusion

The only appearance of the Target single in a digital format that I'm aware of was on a bootleg CD of poor quality issued around 2008. No legal download version exists. However, copies of the vinyl single seem to be fairly common and often quite reasonably priced.

Duane Eddy appeared on an episode of American Music Shop in 1990 and played the western swing classic Detour, with Denis Solee on sax and Mark O'Connor on fiddle. Eddy had included Detour on his first LP, Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel, in 1958.

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