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Shirley Horn - Loads Of Love + Shirley Horn With Horns (1963) [Reissue 1990]

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Shirley Horn - Loads Of Love + Shirley Horn With Horns (1963) [Reissue 1990]

Shirley Horn - Loads Of Love + Shirley Horn With Horns (1963) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 163 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polygram/Mercury (843 454-2)

Two of pianist/vocalist Shirley Horn's rarest (and earliest) recordings are reissued in full on this single CD. Actually, Horn does not play piano at all, sticking exclusively to vocals, and she had less control over the interpretations (being persuaded to sing some songs at faster-than-usual tempos) than she would later on. The arrangements for the big bands that back Horn were written by Jimmy Jones and Quincy Jones and, although the overall music is enjoyable, Horn would have much preferred to be the pianist behind her own vocals. Since she would only record two other albums during the next 15 years (sticking to playing locally in the Washington, D.C., area while raising her daughter), this CD gives one a valuable look at the early Shirley Horn; her distinctive vocal style was already nearly fully formed.

Bobby Hutcherson - The Kicker [Recorded 1963] (1999)

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Bobby Hutcherson - The Kicker [Recorded 1963] (1999)

Bobby Hutcherson - The Kicker [Recorded 1963] (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 335 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 21437 2 6)

Bobby Hutcherson recorded frequently for Blue Note in the 1960s, though this session remained unissued until 1999. The first half features the vibraphonist in a cooking hard bop session with Joe Henderson and Duke Pearson, starting with an energetic take on the normally slow ballad "If Ever I Would Leave You" and a sizzling Hutcherson original, "For Duke P." Guitarist Grant Green is added for the second half, beginning with the first recording of Henderson's "The Kicker," which became well known from it's later rendition on Horace Silver's highly successful release Song for My Father.

Leroy Vinnegar Quintet - Leroy Walks Again!! (1963) [Reissue 1990]

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Leroy Vinnegar Quintet - Leroy Walks Again!! (1963) [Reissue 1990]

Leroy Vinnegar Quintet - Leroy Walks Again!! (1963) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-454-2 (S-7608))

The follow-up to Leroy Vinnegar's first Contemporary album, this CD reissue matches the excellent bassist (who is mostly content to back the other soloists) with trumpeter Freddy Hill, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, Victor Feldman on piano and vibes and drummer Ron Jefferson for four of the seven selections; the other numbers also use Hill and Edwards along with pianist Mike Melvoin, vibraphonist Roy Ayers (at the beginning of his career) and drummer Milt Turner. The set (which has three originals by Vinnegar, Edwards' "Wheelin' and Dealin'," Don Nelson, Les McCann and Freddie Hubbard in addition to the one standard "I'll String Along with You") helps define the modern mainstream of the early '60s, when cool jazz was being replaced by hard bop.

Lou Blackburn - The Complete Imperial Sessions (1963) [Reissue 2006]

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Lou Blackburn - The Complete Imperial Sessions (1963) [Reissue 2006]

Lou Blackburn - The Complete Imperial Sessions (1963) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 595 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 189 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0946 3 58293 2 7)

Trombonist Lou Blackburn's contributions to jazz have been long overlooked, but Complete Imperial Sessions, a collection of his two jazz albums for Imperial, include the full contents of Jazz Frontier and Two Note Samba, plus a previously unissued track, and shows the potential of his early-'60s West Coast quintet, even though they worked infrequently. Trumpeter Freddie Hill is a capable foil for the leader, while Blackburn's fluid chops on his instrument invite an obvious comparison to J.J. Johnson. The potent rhythm section includes pianist Horace Tapscott, bassist John Duke, and drummer Leroy Henderson. Most of the disc is devoted to Blackburn's originals, sticking to bop and hard bop vehicles during the initial sessions…

Johnny Hodges - The Eleventh Hour (1962) & Sandy's Gone (1963) [Japanese Edition 2012]

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Johnny Hodges - The Eleventh Hour (1962) & Sandy's Gone (1963) [Japanese Edition 2012]

Johnny Hodges - The Eleventh Hour (1962) & Sandy's Gone (1963) [Japanese Edition 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 55 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCU-3171)

Two Verve albums from Johnny Hodges - both relatively obscure, and both pretty darn great! The Eleventh Hour is an overlooked gem from Johnny Hodges - a 60s session that hearkens back to the "with strings" Verve mode of the 50s - but one that also updates the approach strongly, thanks to some well crafted arrangements by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's work in the jazz backings for soloist mode during the 60s was some of the best of the big band genre - and although his work here is much more in the mellow tone mode than his backings for players like Jimmy Smith and Lou Donaldson, Hodges is still getting top shelf treatment, some really wonderful washes of sound and color that show that his tone is still very much alive…

Laurindo Almeida - 3 Albums (1962-1964) [Japanese Editions 2010-2011] (Re-up)

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Laurindo Almeida - 3 Albums (1962-1964) [Japanese Editions 2010-2011] (Re-up)

Laurindo Almeida - 3 Albums (1962-1964) [Japanese Editions 2010-2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 546 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 207 MB | Covers - 93 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan

A fluent and skilled musician, famous in his native country as a classical Spanish guitar player, Almeida went to the USA in the 40s to work in film and television studios. His jazz work was first widely exposed during a spell with Stan Kenton in the late 40s. Although continuing his film and television work, Almeida also took many opportunities to play jazz, joining forces with bass player Harry Babasin, altoist Bud Shank and drummer Roy Harte in 1953. The work of this group anticipated many of the hallmarks of the bossa nova craze that came a few years later. During his career Almeida won Grammy awards in 1959 for his performance on Danzas, and the following year for The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo Almeida and Conversations With The Guitar. In 1961, he gained two more with Discantos and Reverie For Spanish Guitars, and in 1962 further honours with nominations for Viva Bossa Nova! in the Best Performance…

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) [CBS/Sony 25DP 5282, Japan]

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Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) [CBS/Sony 25DP 5282, Japan]

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1988 | CBS/Sony, 25DP 5282 | ~ 284 or 118 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 208 Mb
Folk Rock

It's hard to overestimate the importance of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, the record that firmly established Dylan as an unparalleled songwriter, one of considerable skill, imagination, and vision. At the time, folk had been quite popular on college campuses and bohemian circles, making headway onto the pop charts in diluted form, and while there certainly were a number of gifted songwriters, nobody had transcended the scene as Dylan did with this record…

Joe Henderson - Page One (1963) [RVG Edition 1999]

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Joe Henderson - Page One (1963) [RVG Edition 1999]

Joe Henderson - Page One (1963) [RVG Edition 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 261 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 4 98795 2 2)

The title Page One is fitting for this disc, as it marks the beginning of the first chapter in the long career of tenor man Joe Henderson. And what a beginning it is; no less than Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Butch Warren, and Pete La Roca join the saxophonist for a stunning set that includes "Blue Bossa" and "Recorda Me," two works that would be forever associated with Henderson. Both are bossa novas that offer a hip alternative to the easy listening Brazilian trend that would become popular with the masses. Henderson and Dorham make an ideal pair on these and other choice cuts like the blistering "Homestretch" and the engaging swinger "Jinrikisha." These both show the already mature compositional prowess that would become Henderson's trademark throughout his legendary career. The final blues number, "Out of the Night," features powerful work by the leader that only hints of things to come in subsequent chapters.

V.A. - The Blues Volume 2 (1963) [Reissue 1987]

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V.A. - The Blues Volume 2 (1963) [Reissue 1987]

V.A. - The Blues Volume 2 (1963) [Reissue 1987]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 144 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 76 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA Records (CHD-31263)

Only Chess Records could issue a blues compilation so laden with standards without even venturing beyond its own vault. This no-frills 1963 collection (later reissued by MCA) celebrates every blues powerhouse Chess ever had - including Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, and Little Walter - and packs into 32 minutes what feels like a motherlode of rock & roll roots.

Bob Dylan - In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (2011)

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Bob Dylan - In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (2011)

Bob Dylan - In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia-Legacy 88697 84742 2 | ~ 175 or 91 Mb | Artwork -> 98 Mb
Folk Rock

Originally released on Amazon as a bonus disc for early purchasers of 2010’s The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9 and The Original Mono Recordings, Bob Dylan in Concert: Brandeis University 1963 saw a wide release in the spring of 2011…

B.B. King - The Soul of B.B. King (1963)

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B.B. King - The Soul of B.B. King (1963)

B.B. King - The Soul of B.B. King (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2003 | Ace Records, CDCHM 986 | ~ 224 or 126 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 43 Mb
Blues / Electric Blues

n a jaw-gnashing exercise of discographical loggerheads, The Soul of B.B. King was just a retitled version of a King album previously released on the Crown label, B.B. King. Further muddling the record-keeping, The Soul of B.B. King would appear on both the United and Custom labels (both of which were, like Crown, budget imprints of the Modern Records company)…

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Swing Low In Hi Fi (1956) & A Look At Monaco (1963) [Reissue 2004]

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Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Swing Low In Hi Fi (1956) & A Look At Monaco (1963) [Reissue 2004]

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Swing Low In Hi Fi (1956) & A Look At Monaco (1963) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 62 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7622, SONY A2-70780)

The Swing Low in Hi Fi/A Look at Monaco two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print LPs by Percy Faith, both originally issued on Columbia in 1956 and 1963, respectively. Highlights include orchestral versions of traditional spirituals, including "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Deep River," and "Go Down Moses," followed by an audio documentary on Monaco featuring narration by Princess Grace and, with the exception of "National Anthem," original music composed by Percy Faith and performed with Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo.

Big Joe Williams - At Folk City (1963) [Reissue 1995]

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Big Joe Williams - At Folk City (1963) [Reissue 1995]

Big Joe Williams - At Folk City (1963) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Psestige/Bluesville Records (00025218058025)

Cut at Gerdes Folk City in New York on February 26, 1962, this record shows Big Joe Williams in top late-era form, enjoying himself before an audience of mostly white college kids and beats. He plays his signature nine-string guitar, accompanying himself on kazoo, which basically works (even subbing for what would have been a fuzz-tone guitar on "Bugle Blues"), although the kazoo was never meant to be captured in digital sound. The material includes Tommy McClennan's "Bottle Up and Go" and 11 traditional songs, including the intense "Trouble Take Me to My Grave" (his version of a song more familiar in Muddy Waters' version as "I Can't Be Satisfied"), "Mink Coat Blues," and "Burned Child Is Scared of Fire," all done in lively fashion with daunting finger-picking…

Percy Faith - Great Folk Themes (1963) & American Serenade (1963) [Reissue 2002]

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Percy Faith - Great Folk Themes (1963) & American Serenade (1963) [Reissue 2002]

Percy Faith - Great Folk Themes (1963) & American Serenade (1963) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 452 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers - 43 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7479, SONY A-54500)

This Percy Faith two-fer combining the albums Great Folk Themes and American Serenade works well on one disc, providing pleasant, easy listening versions of folk and country themes. This is an interesting combination of albums that investigate traditional folk themes, including "Home on the Range," "Sloop John B.," and "Michael Row the Boat," with tunes written by Bob Dylan, Hoyt Axton, and Duke Ellington. These LPs were originally released on Columbia Records and had been out of print until Collectables reissued them in 2002.

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]

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Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 783 | ~ 242 or 130 Mb | Scans
Jazz, Post Bop

This album is unique in Mingus' enormous catalog. As the title indicates, the famous bassist takes to the ivories solo to give life to his dazzling improvisational art. At first it seems odd to hear Mingus without one of his trademark interactive and exploratory ensembles. But the sensibility that he brings to this collection of piano pieces bears all the signs of the composer's genius…