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Junior Wells - Calling All Blues: The Chief, Profile & USA Recordings 1957-1963 (2000)

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Junior Wells - Calling All Blues: The Chief, Profile & USA Recordings 1957-1963 (2000)

Junior Wells - Calling All Blues: The Chief, Profile & USA Recordings 1957-1963 (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 249 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Westside (WESA 866)

Following his recorded debut as a leader for States Records, Junior Wells signed with Mel London, producing a number of sides for the producer's Chief and Profile imprints. Perhaps best-known for his spectacular harmonica playing, this period, documented on Calling All Blues, saw Wells emerging as an outstanding vocalist as well. A consummate performer with a firm grasp of the range of emotions the music can produce, Wells wrings every drop of feeling out of the lyrics. The singer growls, shouts, howls, moans across these 24 tracks including two versions of his great "I Could Cry" and other classics like "Little By Little," "Cha-Cha-Cha in Blue," and "Lovey Dovey Lovey One." While it has a great deal of overlap with the collections from Paula Records, Calling All Blues remains a fine introduction with no glaring omissions…

Duke Jordan - Trio and Quintet (1955) Japanese Reissue 2010

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Duke Jordan - Trio and Quintet (1955) Japanese Reissue 2010

Duke Jordan - Trio and Quintet (1955) Japanese Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 138 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Savoy/Columbia | # COCB-53957 | Time: 00:44:31

Duke Jordan Trio and Quintet is an album by American pianist Duke Jordan recorded in 1955 and first released on released on Don Schlitten's Signal label before being acquired by the Savoy label.

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012

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Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7048 SA | Time: 00:45:36

This LP for Prestige helped establish alto sax giant McLean on the jazz scene. He was joined by trumpeter Donald Byrd (who shines with the altoist on Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation”) and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley (also bopping hard on the tune), in a date solidified by McLean’s rhythm section: Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums. McLean also plays ballads, including Waldron’s sublime tune “Abstraction.” Writing in the original notes, Ira Gitler said, ”Jackie McLean is musically coming of age. His playing, out of Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins, has become a personalized, more individual voice in 1956 and he has not lost any of the basic emotion, swinging qualities that help his style live up to the second syllable of his last name so well.” Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series. Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging.

Anita O'Day - 1945-1950 (2002)

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Anita O'Day - 1945-1950 (2002)

Anita O'Day - 1945-1950 (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 135 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1274)

The Classics volume on Anita O'Day covering 1945 through 1950 takes her through the first five years of her solo career - after her breakout with Gene Krupa (and "Let Me Off Uptown"), but before the immense success of her Verve years. The only hit present is the bright novelty "Hi Ho Trailus Boot Whip," but fortunately O'Day didn't record many castoffs then; instead, par for the course during the late '40s was her bluesy romp version of "What Is This Thing Called Love?," another Cole Porter tune recorded at the same session. Her sweetly swinging versions of "Them There Eyes" and "I Told Ya I Love You, Now Get Out" are excellent, and the backing includes high-caliber musicians Benny Carter, Dave Barbour, and pianist/arranger Ralph Burns.

Miles Davis - INTEGRAL MILES DAVIS 1951-1956 (2024)

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Miles Davis - INTEGRAL MILES DAVIS 1951-1956 (2024)

Miles Davis - INTEGRAL MILES DAVIS 1951-1956 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 3.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.6 GB
11:33:06 | Jazz | Label: Diggers Factory

A monumental innovator, icon, and maverick, trumpeter Miles Davis helped define the course of jazz as well as popular culture in the 20th century, bridging the gap between bebop, modal music, funk, and fusion. Throughout most of his 50-year career, Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. It was a style that, along with his brooding stage persona, earned him the nickname "Prince of Darkness." However, Davis proved to be a dazzlingly protean artist, moving into fiery modal jazz in the '60s and electrified funk and fusion in the '70s, drenching his trumpet in wah-wah pedal effects along the way.

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)

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Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: EmArcy | # 814 646-2 | Time: 00:39:56

Study in Brown features the 1955 version of the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet, a group also including tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell, and bassist George Morrow. One of the premiere early hard bop units, this band had unlimited potential. Highlights of this set are "Cherokee" (during which trumpeter Brown is brilliant), "Swingin'," and "Sandu." All of this group's recordings are well worth acquiring.

Aaron Copland - Aaron Copland Conducts Copland: The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2024)

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Aaron Copland - Aaron Copland Conducts Copland: The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2024)

Aaron Copland - Aaron Copland Conducts Copland: The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2024)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, booklet) - 4.02 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 2.1 GB
15:48:12 | Classical | Label: Sony Classical

The “Dean of American Composers” was a formidable interpreter of his music. Gramophone called Aaron Copland “a splendid advocate of his own scores,” and shortly after his death in 1990 the New York Times wrote: “Composers’ performances are not always definitive, but Copland was a fine, communicative conductor and pianist, and Columbia recorded him with first-rate orchestras and soloists. … In every way, these recordings must be regarded as the heart of the composer’s discography.” As a gifted pianist, Copland took part in the earliest recordings of his music back in the 1930s, as well as in many others that followed over nearly three decades. Although it wasn’t until 1950 that he first conducted in a studio, he later took up the baton with increasing frequency. He once said to the choreographer Agnes de Mille: “I don’t think I’m ever going to compose anything else. I’m having such a good time conducting.” Aaron Copland not only created some of the most original, influential and appealing compositions in the history of American music. He also left posterity a body of recordings that illustrate exactly how he wanted these pieces to go – a priceless legacy of authentic performances, the “heart of the composer’s discography.”

VA - Rockabilly Cowboys: 250 Original Recordings (2012)

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VA - Rockabilly Cowboys: 250 Original Recordings (2012)

VA - Rockabilly Cowboys: 250 Original Recordings (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 3.04 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.3 GB
9:40:05 | Rockabilly, Hillbilly, Rock'n'Roll, Country | Label: Documents

Yes, the Country & Western stars could also rock!!! Even though the Cowboys were a little more leisurely than the "real" rockers, listening to this edition can make you feel pretty warm. "Rockabilly Cowboys: 250 Original Recordings" is a comprehensive compilation of rockabilly and country music from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. This set is perfect for fans of early rock and roll, as well as those with an interest in the roots of country music. With 250 unique tracks, this collection is a treasure trove of musical history, showcasing the evolution of these genres and the pioneering artists who shaped them.

John Coltrane - Tranesition - The Complete Paul Chambers Sessions (2005)

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John Coltrane - Tranesition - The Complete Paul Chambers Sessions (2005)

John Coltrane - Tranesition - The Complete Paul Chambers Sessions (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 397 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 MB
1:16:51 | Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Gambit Records

Tracks 1-4 Hollywood, CA., March 2, 1956. Tracks 5-7 Massachusetts, April 20, 1956. Tracks 8-11 Hackensack, New Jersey, September 21, 1956.

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set

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VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 3 Gb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music | # 886977200922 | Time: 18:49:52
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Gospel, Blues-Rock

25 CD box set. Following the model of The Perfect Jazz Collection, this format comes in a cube lift off lid box, holding 25 original albums by 25 different artists. All original albums are replicated in mini jacket sleeves. This excellent value package, contains albums by legendary performers from the Blues genre ranging from 1951-2003; across some real classic albums, from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Etta James and many others.

Anita O'Day - 1950-1952 (2003)

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Anita O'Day - 1950-1952 (2003)

Anita O'Day - 1950-1952 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1336)

Compilations abound that center on Anita O'Day's work of the '40s and early '50s, before she set about recording one of the liveliest string of LPs ever seen on the planet (from 1955's This Is Anita to 1962's That Is Anita). With 1950-1952, the seminal Classics label reissued a string of titles that haven't seen light very often, a selection of her recordings for labels including London, Clef, and Norgran (the last two were Verve-associated labels). While they stand nowhere near the twin pinnacles of her career - her big-band heyday and her solo revival yet to come - O'Day recorded much wonderful music during these two years. In 1952 alone, she recorded three excellent sessions (the final two-thirds of the program), including a swinging date with her Krupa bandmate Roy Eldridge in New York and a sublime Chicago appearance with Roy Kral.

Harold Land, Dupree Bolton, Elmo Hope, Herbie Lewis & Frank Butler - The Fox (Remastered) (1960/2024)

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Harold Land, Dupree Bolton, Elmo Hope, Herbie Lewis & Frank Butler - The Fox (Remastered) (1960/2024)

Harold Land, Dupree Bolton, Elmo Hope, Herbie Lewis & Frank Butler - The Fox (Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series) (Remastered) (1960/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 85 Mb | 00:36:52
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Craft Recordings

Harold Land’s hard bop album “The Fox” was originally released in 1960, with Contemporary Records reissuing it in ‘69. Featuring Harold Land (tenor sax), Dupree Bolton (trumpet), Elmo Hope (piano), Herbie Lewis (bass), Frank Butler (drums) it was produced by David Axelrod. This new edition features remastered hi-res audio from the original tapes.

Keely Smith - The Essential Capitol Collection [Recorded 1956-1959] (2007)

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Keely Smith - The Essential Capitol Collection [Recorded 1956-1959] (2007)

Keely Smith - The Essential Capitol Collection [Recorded 1956-1959] (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 463 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers - 53 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Records (509995-00013-23)

There's no way Keely Smith will ever be able to escape the long shadow of Louis Prima, whose fourth wife she was and who led the band where she found her greatest fame. Heard apart from Prima, she was a fantastic vocalist, the equal of more respected singers like Chris Connor or Helen Merrill, who were working a much different circuit than Smith during the late '50s and early '60s. The Essential Capitol Collection is an excellent way to survey Keely Smith's early career; it includes 27 songs, including much of her several LPs for the label, as well as her most popular duets with Prima and two with Frank Sinatra.

VA - 50 Jaar Nederpop: Rare & Obscure (2008)

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VA - 50 Jaar Nederpop: Rare & Obscure (2008)

VA - 50 Jaar Nederpop: Rare & Obscure (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 713 MB
5:06:25 | Rock, Pop | Label: Universal Music / Fonos / Beeld En Geluid

Boxje van vier cd’s met zeer zeldzame plaatjes uit het archief van popkenner Leo Blokhuis. Tussen de vele onbekende namen vinden we obscure werkjes van bands als Earth & Fire, Rick van der Linden, The Scene, Tröckener Kecks, Sjako!, Bintangs en Doe Maar.50 Jaar Nederpop, Rare & Obscure is een verzamelalbum van (vaak) vergeten vaderlandse popmuziek. De verzameling kwam tot stand na een uitzending van De nacht van de popmuziek in dit geval De nacht van de nederpop.
De samenstelling was in handen van Leo Blokhuis, Het Nederland Instituut voor Beeld en geluid (Oscar Smit) en schrijver Ed Hoogeveen. De vier compact discs geven een beeld van de ontwikkeling van de Nederpop, maar laat daarbij vooral het onbekend repertoire horen. Voorwaarde om opgenomen te worden in deze verzameling, was dat het nummer nog niet voorhanden was op een normale compact disc.

Wiener Oktett - The Decca Recordings (2023)

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Wiener Oktett - The Decca Recordings (2023)

Wiener Oktett - The Decca Recordings (2023)
FLAC (tracks) - 6.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 3.4 GB
25:57:36 | Classical | Label: Eloquence Australia

Decca signed an exclusive contract with the Wiener Oktett (Vienna Octet) in the summer of 1948 as a commercially motivated move: a sweetener to the deal that also poached the Philharmonic Orchestra from EMI. The ensemble had been formed only a year or so previously around the Boskovsky brothers, violinist Willi and clarinetist Alfred. Soon enough, audiences at home as well as in concert were enjoying the sound of a quintessentially Viennese ensemble, it's members drawn from the ranks of the Philharmonic, in Classical-era music that could have been written for them, starting with the Septet by Beethoven and the Octet by Schubert. The sweet, silvery tone of the Octet and the easy give-and-go of it's phrasing established the Octet as the latest in a line of distinguished Viennese chamber ensembles, from the Rosé Quartet of Mahler's era to the Barylli Quartet documented by the Westminster label.