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Nina Simone - Folksy Nina (1964) & Nina Simone With Strings (1966) [Reissue 1998]

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Nina Simone - Folksy Nina (1964) & Nina Simone With Strings (1966) [Reissue 1998]

Nina Simone - Folksy Nina (1964) & Nina Simone With Strings (1966) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectibles Records (COL-CD-6208)

This reissue combines two of Simone's Colpix albums, Folksy Nina (1964) and Nina with Strings (1966), onto a single CD. Though it was taken from the same performance as 1963's Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall, Folksy Nina duplicates little of the material found on that prior album. It isn't just unworthy leftovers, but a strong set in its own right, concentrating on material that could be seen as traditional or folk in orientation. It's not exactly strictly folk music, in repertoire or arrangement. However, there was an uptempo piano blues (Leadbelly's "Silver City Bound") and covers of the Israeli "Erets Zavat Chalav" and "Vanetihu" which served as further proof that Simone's eclecticism knew no bounds. There are also the kind of stark, moody, spiritually shaded ballads at which she excelled, like "When I Was a Young Girl," "Hush Little Baby," and "Lass of the Low Country," the last of which is as exquisitely sad-yet-beautiful as it gets…

The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (1964) {2000, Reissue}

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The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (1964) {2000, Reissue}

The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (1964) {2000, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Full Scans | 00:36:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock & Roll, Pop Rock | Polydor #314 549 268-2

Originally this compilation was released in 1964 as "The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - The Beatles' First." The title of this compilation has varied many times over the years but they are all based on the original 1964 Polydor release with the same track listing and running order. Most of the tracks feature vocals by Sheridan. The album includes all eight of the Beatles' first pro recordings made in '61 and '62 in Germany as Tony Sheridan's backing band plus four of Tony's tracks with the Beat Brothers!

The Hollies - Here I Go Again (1964) + Hear! Here! (1965) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2011

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The Hollies - Here I Go Again (1964) + Hear! Here! (1965) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2011

The Hollies - Here I Go Again (1964) + Hear! Here! (1965) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:56
British Invasion, Merseybeat, Early Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: BGO | # BGOCD973

This set collects the Hollies' first two U.S. albums, 1964’s Here I Go Again and 1965’s Hear! Here!, on a single disc. Both LPs were originally released in the States by Imperial Records, a label founded in 1947 by Lew Chudd, who had sold his rights in the imprint to Liberty Records in 1963. Liberty began leasing material by popular U.K. artists for U.S. distribution that same year, which led to the Hollies' initial single in the American market, a cover version of Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs' 1960 hit “Stay.” Although several of the cuts found here got extensive radio airplay in the U.S. at the time, “Just One Look” and “Here I Go Again” from 1964 and “I’m Alive” and “Look Through Any Window” from 1965 among them, the Hollies didn’t really break through on the continent until a year later in 1966 with the hits “Bus Stop” and “Stop Stop Stop,” and neither of those songs is found here. Aside from the singles, most of the cuts on these two albums are covers of American R&B tunes that are done capably but without a whole lot of originality. The end result is a portrait of a promising band just beginning to come into its own.

The Kinks - Kinks (1964) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2011] (Re-up)

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The Kinks - Kinks (1964) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2011] (Re-up)

The Kinks - Kinks (1964) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2011]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 745 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 303 MB | Covers - 73 MB
Genre: Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sanctuary Records/Universal Music (275 627-4)

By sheer size alone, Universal’s 2011 Deluxe Edition of the Kinks' debut album trumps any previous reissue of the album, weighing in at a whopping 56 tracks spread over the course of two CDs. This includes the album in both its stereo and mono mixes, both sides of the “Long Tall Sally,” “You Still Want Me,” and “All Day and All of the Night” singles, the tracks from the Kinksize Session EP, the demo of “I Don’t Need You Anymore,” a couple of alternate takes and mixes, and a clutch of BBC sessions punctuated by interviews with Ray Davies. Although the album proper is slowed down by a little filler, the wealth of bonus material improves the overall experience: many of the single and EP tracks are better than what’s on the LP, the live sessions smoke, and the remastering kicks hard, all factors in making this the best edition ever of the Kinks' debut.

Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964) [Reissue 2006]

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Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964) [Reissue 2006]

Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 208 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602498886953)

There's a lot more Broadway and a lot more ballads than blues on this, which ranks as one of Simone's weaker mid-'60s albums. Almost half the record features Broadway tunes on the order of Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein; most of the rest was composed by Bennie Benjamin, author of her first-rate "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," which the Animals covered for a hit shortly afterwards (and which leads off this record). The other Benjamin tunes are modified uptown soul with string arrangements and backup vocals in the vein of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," but aren't in the same league, although "How Can I?" is an engaging cha-cha. Besides "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," the album is most notable for the great "SeeLine Woman," a percolating call-and-response number that ranks as one of her best tracks.

Rosemary Clooney - Thanks For Nothing (1964) [Reissue 2002]

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Rosemary Clooney - Thanks For Nothing (1964) [Reissue 2002]

Rosemary Clooney - Thanks For Nothing (1964) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 218 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 80 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 6108)

Thanks for Nothing was Rosemary Clooney's only album recorded for Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records. (Love, released by Reprise in 1963, actually had been recorded for RCA Victor in 1961.) It was also her last full-length LP project until she began recording for Concord Records in 1977. In his discography included in Clooney's autobiography, Girl Singer, Michael Feinstein notes that Clooney "isn't very fond of this album because the stresses of her personal life are audible on many of the tracks." But those very stresses, which included marital discord and a dependence on prescription drugs, may have contributed favorably to the final product on an album devoted to songs of love gone wrong, much in the mold of Sinatra's Only the Lonely…

The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones (1964) [2 Releases]

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The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones (1964) [2 Releases]

The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones (1964)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbp's
2CD | London, 820 047-2 | ~ 329 or 161 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 71 Mb
Rock / Blues Rock

2 Releases: 1985 Germany Original, Decca 820 047-2; 1986 France Original, London 820 047-2

The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5 (1964) [3 Releases]

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The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5 (1964) [3 Releases]

The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5 (1964)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | London, ABKCO | ~ 471 or 225 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 51 Mb
Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Rock & Roll

~ 1984 Germany Original, London 820 048-2 + 1986 Germany Remaster, ABKCO 844 461-2 + 2002 USA Remaster, ABKCO 94022 ~

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1964) [Reissue 1988]

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Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1964) [Reissue 1988]

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1964) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7 84124 2)

This unusual set was one of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Trumpeter Donald Byrd and a septet that includes tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and pianist Herbie Hancock are joined by an eight-voice choir directed by Coleridge Perkinson. The arrangements by Duke Pearson are masterful and one song, "Cristo Redentor," became a bit of a hit. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career.

Mississippi John Hurt - Essential Recordings: Candy Man Blues [Recorded 1964] (2009)

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Mississippi John Hurt - Essential Recordings: Candy Man Blues [Recorded 1964] (2009)

Mississippi John Hurt - Essential Recordings: Candy Man Blues [Recorded 1964] (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 149 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 69 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rounder Records (612 2082)

A gentle blues songster with an impressive acoustic guitar style, Mississippi John Hurt made a handful of wonderful recordings for OKeh Records over a pair of sessions in 1928, but he never developed a professional career and dropped from sight shortly afterwards. Hurt was rediscovered in 1965 during the folk and blues revival, and the considerable guitar skills and gentle vocal approach that highlighted his 1928 recordings were still very much intact. He recorded four albums for Vanguard (one of them was actually a concert recording made at Oberlin College in 1965) in the mid-'60s, each of them a pure delight. This brief sampler of his rediscovery recordings includes fine versions of such traditional country blues fare as "Candy Man," "Louis Collins," and "Spike Driver Blues" as well as Hurt's personal calling card, "Avalon Blues"…

Vince Guaraldi - The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi (1964) [Reissue 1996]

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Vince Guaraldi - The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi (1964) [Reissue 1996]

Vince Guaraldi - The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi (1964) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 192 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 75 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy Records (OJCCD-878-2 (F-8360))

The Latin side for Vince Guaraldi means a brush with both the Brazilian and Caribbean strains of Latin jazz, garnished now and then by an outboard string quartet and graced by four of his own delightful tunes. On Brazilian numbers like "Corcovado" and Brazilian-treated tunes like "Mr. Lucky" and Guaraldi's lovely "Star Song," Vince has drummer Jerry Granelli deploy his distinctive brushes-and-rim-shots bossa nova beat. Jack Weeks supplies bittersweet string arrangements as he tries to grant Guaraldi's wish for a "Villa-Lobos sound," which he does, more or less. Other tunes, like Guaraldi's own happy-go-lucky "Treat Street," "Whirlpool," and Nat Adderley's "Work Song," are treated to gentle cha-cha rhythms…

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964) [CBS/Sony 25DP 5283, Japan]

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Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964) [CBS/Sony 25DP 5283, Japan]

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1988 | CBS/Sony, 25DP 5283 | ~ 229 or 108 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 160 Mb
Folk Rock

If The Times They Are a-Changin' isn't a marked step from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, even if it is his first collection of all originals, it's nevertheless a fine collection all the same. It isn't as rich as Freewheelin', and Dylan has tempered his sense of humor considerably, choosing to concentrate on social protests in the style of "Blowin' in the Wind."…

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 - Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964/1988) [Japanese Ed.]

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Bob Dylan - Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964/1988) [Japanese Ed.]

Bob Dylan – Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964/1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CBS/Sony 25DP 5284 | ~ 272 or 120 Mb | Artwork -> 189 Mb
Folk Rock

The other side of Bob Dylan referred to in the title is presumably his romantic, absurdist, and whimsical one – anything that wasn't featured on the staunchly folky, protest-heavy Times They Are a-Changin', really. Because of this, Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike…

V.A. - The Blues Volume 3 (1964) [Reissue 1988]

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V.A. - The Blues Volume 3 (1964) [Reissue 1988]

V.A. - The Blues Volume 3 (1964) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 141 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 81 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA/Chess Records (CHD-9276)

Squarely taking in some prime Chess real estate, the third edition of the Blues series mostly spotlights such royalty as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson. Thankfully, there's the relatively obscure likes of Washboard Sam, Jimmy Rogers, and Jimmy Witherspoon to enjoy as well. So, whether you prefer some horns-aplenty R&B touches (Little Milton) or raw juke joint harp playing (Little Walter), you will certainly appreciate this somewhat slim yet solid compilation.