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    How do you classify this?

    My guess would be blues (or almost) but pleasant listening anyway.

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    Made famous by Glen Campbell, I remember it well and enjoyed it. I agree this could be classified as blues. Quire relaxing

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    Yep, I was considering the sound and mood of the piece rather than its origins; another work springs to mind, Benny Goodman with Kenny Baker, George Chisholm and a few other UK 1969 players, with the Beatles' Ringo Starr's composition Octopussy's Garden, for me this is pure Goodman jazz

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    Well, I can imagine that guitarist playing blues, but that tune is so different from the usual dull melodic structure of blues pieces that I would find it hard to call it blues or bluesy.

    It's funny though... some years ago I was a bit taken aback to see that Jimmy Webb (who of course wrote that song) was to be one of the featured artists at a Blues and Roots festival. He may have written one or two songs that have a bluesy feel, but I would never have thought of him as a blues singer or songwriter. I seriously considered going to see him, but decided I did not want to sit through a day-long blues festival just to hear Jimmy Webb for 20 minutes, especially as it would have involved travelling from Sydney to northern NSW.

    I'd be more likely to apply the label "progressive" to Webb - though he was doing it before the term "progressive rock" was invented.
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    I won't comment on the Guitar video as I dislike electric but the Goodman piece yeh that's good basic jazz, Mike you say it was recorded around 69 I reckon the 50's was the golden revival age of jazz at least in the UK, I have a few Goodman LP's and one or two remastered CD's both the big band and the small groups, magic stuff.
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    There are more tracks from that LP and the subsequent tour on Youtube, it was recorded at the start of a UK/Europe tour with an all British lineup under Goodman. The track listing and line up for the Goodman London Date LP are at discogs, plus a youtube one of the full band

    https://www.discogs.com/Benny-Goodman-His-Orchestra-London-Date/release/2255186


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    Thanks Mike, I still have my first Goodman LP, a 2 LP set 'Live at Carnegie Hall' the 1938 concert and what a performance of Sing, sing, sing.

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    It's Benny Goodman. What else do you need to say

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