Richie Cole & Hank Crawford Quintet - Bossa International (1987) {Milestone MCD-9180-2 rel 1990}

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Richie Cole & Hank Crawford Quintet - Bossa International (1987) {Milestone MCD-9180-2 rel 1990}

Richie Cole & Hank Crawford Quintet - Bossa International (1987) {Milestone MCD-9180-2 rel 1990}
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© 1987, 1990 Milestone / Fantasy | MCD-9180-2
Jazz / Bebob / Saxophone

Richie Cole meets up with fellow altoist Hank Crawford on a spirited concert set. With guitarist Emily Remler, bassist Marshall Hawkins and drummer Victor Jones, Cole and Crawford romp on such numbers as "Confirmation," "Fantasy Blues," "Samba De Orpheus" and "Cherokee." This jam session date has its exciting moments and is easily recommended to bebop fans.

The Stanley Brothers - An Evening Long Ago (1956) {Columbia Legacy CK 86747 rel 2004}

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The Stanley Brothers - An Evening Long Ago (1956) {Columbia Legacy CK 86747 rel 2004}

The Stanley Brothers - An Evening Long Ago (1956) {Columbia Legacy CK 86747 rel 2004}
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© 1956, 2004 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | CK 86747
Bluegrass / Country / Traditional Bluegrass / Bluegrass-Gospel / Traditional Country

Larry Ehrlich was at end of a long day in a studio in Bristol, VA. Carter and Ralph Stanley as well as Ralph Mayo and Curley Lambert entered the studio in front of one microphone, and Ehrlich, after seeing them play hog callings, a couple of radio shows, and a barn dance, asked the band to sing some of the traditional songs they had been recording for the past 16 years. The results, completely unearthed until now, are no less than stunning. This is the Stanleys as listeners have never heard them: laid-back, relaxed, and full of recollection and goodwill, singing and playing songs as familiar to them as their upbringing.

The Charlie Shavers & Ray Bryant Quartet - Complete Recordings Vol.1-3 (1958-64) {3CD 2005 Lone Hill Jazz Remaster}

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The Charlie Shavers & Ray Bryant Quartet - Complete Recordings Vol.1-3 (1958-64) {3CD 2005 Lone Hill Jazz Remaster}

The Charlie Shavers & Ray Bryant Quartet - Complete Recordings Vol.1-3 (1958-64) {3CD 2005 Lone Hill Jazz Remaster}
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© 2005 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ 10182~84
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet / Piano

Pure and simple genius from trumpeter Charlie Shavers – a player with a sweet tone and a fluid groove – stepping out here with great accompaniment from pianist Ray Bryant! The CD brings together work from the albums Charlie Digs Paree and Charlie Digs Dixie – both originally recorded for MGM Records in the late 50s, and done in a clean, uncluttered style that really brought a strong focus to Shaver's solos, but also gave some excellent rhythmic support from Bryant – working here at the height of his early powers, in a mode that's clearly relaxed enough to get with the spirit of each different session.

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music 1956-1965 (2006) {Ace Records CDCDH 1111}

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Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music 1956-1965 (2006) {Ace Records CDCDH 1111}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music 1956-1965 (2006) {Ace Records CDCDH 1111}
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© 1956-65, 2006 Ace Records | CDCHD 1111
Pop / Transcended Rock'n'Roll / British Invasion

It was always going to be a dangerous mission. Trevor Churchill’s brainchild, THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN POP, had been in development for some time and the prototype was about to be launched into the fray with a bundle of seemingly undifferentiated repertoire. The potential embarrassment factor was high with risk of heavy flak on the way and snipers on the ground in the landing zone. Trevor was calling for volunteers. There was a lot of nervous shuffling among the ranks. Some of the lads took to studying their toecaps, while others took an inordinate interest in the state of their cuticles, or tried to look inconspicuous by melting into the background.

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47471 rec 1924-1925}

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Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47471 rec 1924-1925}

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47471 rec 1924-1925}
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© 1924-25, 1991 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C2K 47471
Blues / Jazz / Classic Female Blues / Early Jazz / Vaudeville Blues

Bessie Smith, even on the evidence of her earliest recordings, well deserved the title "Empress of the Blues" for in the 1920s there was no one in her league for emotional intensity, honest blues feeling, and power. The second of five volumes (the first four are two-CD sets) finds her accompaniment improving rapidly with such sympathetic sidemen as trombonist Charlie Green, cornetist Joe Smith, and clarinetist Buster Bailey often helping her out. However, they are overshadowed by Louis Armstrong, whose two sessions with Smith (nine songs in all) fall into the time period of this second set; particularly classic are their versions of "St. Louis Blues," "Careless Love Blues," and "I Ain't Goin' to Play Second Fiddle." Other gems on this essential set include "Cake Walkin' Babies From Home," "The Yellow Dog Blues," and "At the Christmas Ball."

Django Reinhardt - The Complete Trios (1934-1953) {Essential Jazz Classics EJC55558 rel 2012}

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Django Reinhardt - The Complete Trios (1934-1953) {Essential Jazz Classics EJC55558 rel 2012}

Django Reinhardt - The Complete Trios (1934-1953) {Essential Jazz Classics EJC55558 rel 2012}
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© 1934-1953, 2012 Essential Jazz Classics | EJC55558 | 24bit remastered
Jazz / Continental Jazz / Swing / Gypsy / Guitar

Among the dozens of sessions Django Reinhardt cut with various groups from 1934 to 1953, he would only rarely make trio recordings. This set compiles all of this existing instrumental trios, including a variety of different formations. As a bonus, a rare session by singer Nitta Rette backed by a trio of Django, Stéphane Grappelli and pianist Emil Stern (with plenty of solos by the three instrumentalists), as well as a series of quartet sides which feature Django as a prominent soloist.

Stephane Grappelli & Stuff Smith - Stuff And Steff (1965) {Gitanes Jazz Productions 4400165102 rel 2002}

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Stephane Grappelli & Stuff Smith - Stuff And Steff (1965) {Gitanes Jazz Productions 4400165102 rel 2002}

Stephane Grappelli & Stuff Smith - Stuff And Steff (1965) {Gitanes Jazz Productions 4400165102 rel 2002}
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© 1965, 2002 EmArcy / Gitanes / Universal Music | Jazz In Paris Series | 4400165102
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Continental Jazz / Violin

Violinists Stéphane Grappelli and Stuff Smith performed together on a few occasions, but this 1965 studio session, first issued by Barclay, was one of the more difficult dates to acquire until Universal Music reissued it on CD in 2002, as a part of their extensive Jazz in Paris series. With a solid rhythm section (pianist René Urtreger, bassist Michel Gaudry, and drummer Michel Delaporte) that pretty much sticks to a supporting role, it is clear that Smith's gritty tone rubs off on Grappelli as the session progresses.

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia 467895 2 rec 1923-1924}

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Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia 467895 2 rec 1923-1924}

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia 467895 2 rec 1923-1924}
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© 1923-24, 1991 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 467895 2
Blues / Jazz / Classic Female Blues / Early Jazz / Vaudeville Blues

In the 1970s, Bessie Smith's recordings were reissued on five double LPs. Her CD reissue series also has five volumes (the first four are double-CD sets) with the main difference being that the final volume includes all of her rare alternate takes (which were bypassed on LP). The first set (which, as with all of the CD volumes, is housed in an oversize box that includes an informative booklet) contains her first 38 recordings. During this early era, Bessie Smith had no competitors on record and she was one of the few vocalists who could overcome the primitive recording techniques; her power really comes through.

Amaral - 1998-2008 (2012) {2CD Virgin-EMI Music Spain 50999 7 25919 2 5}

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Amaral - 1998-2008 (2012) {2CD Virgin-EMI Music Spain 50999 7 25919 2 5}

Amaral - 1998-2008 (2012) {2CD Virgin-EMI Music Spain 50999 7 25919 2 5}
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© 1998-2008, 2012 Virgin Music / EMI Music Spain 50999 7 25919 2 5
Rock / Pop / Pop Rock / Latin Pop / Spain

1998-2008 is a compilation album of Amaral with ending their 15-year contract with Virgin Records ( EMI Music) . 20 hits remastered versions plus 3 , 4 remixes , 2 live tracks and 1 track re-recorded. It is a journey through the career of Amaral , who in 2010 was awarded the National Prize for Contemporary Music , awarded by the Ministry of Culture, " for his contribution to the renewal of the current music scene , his ability to move the public 's feelings of the younger generation , his love of music and his craft and high quality artistic manifested throughout his career . " It is this path which is reflected in the 2CD - 1998-2008 and above hits, sold millions of records and awards received , represents the essence and spirit of their music.

Charles Earland - Slammin' And Jammin' (1998) {Savant SCD 2008 rec 1997}

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Charles Earland - Slammin' And Jammin' (1998) {Savant SCD 2008 rec 1997}

Charles Earland - Slammin' And Jammin' (1998) {Savant SCD 2008 rec 1997}
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© 1998 Savant Records | SCD 2008
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz-Funk / Groove / Hammond B-3 Organ

In a year notable by the too-high incidence of jazz losses, Charles Earland quietly left this planet on Saturday, December 11, 1999. Known as the Mighty Burner for the intense way he commanded the Hammond B-3, the always working, too-heavy 58-year-old Earland made his departure via heart failure following one last performance in Kansas City.

Etana - Better Tomorrow (2013) {VP Records VPCD1950}

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Etana - Better Tomorrow (2013) {VP Records VPCD1950}

Etana - Better Tomorrow (2013) {VP Records VPCD1950}
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© 2013 VP Records | VPCD1950
Reggae / Contemporary Reggae

Having been the reigning queen of socially conscious reggae since she debuted in 2008, Etana continues to evolve on her third official full-length, the 2013 release Better Tomorrow. Rather than use the usual reggae album construction style –totally new tracks combined with some new songs performed over familiar "riddims" – this ambitious effort is almost entirely new, with the singer's backing band (honest to goodness, not a hired studio crew) free to explore the groove as long as it's fruitful.

Rhodri Davies, David Sylvian, Mark Wastell - There Is No Love (2017) {Confront CORE 01}

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Rhodri Davies, David Sylvian, Mark Wastell - There Is No Love (2017) {Confront CORE 01}

Rhodri Davies, David Sylvian, Mark Wastell - There Is No Love (2017) {Confront CORE 01}
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© 2017 Confront Recordings | CORE 01 | Confront Core Series
Experimental / Poetry / Ambient / Non-Music / Bells / Electronic

In There Is No Love, Davies, Sylvian and Wastell offer a sparse and brooding setting of Bernard Marie Koltès’ text – part of a longer play from 1985 - in which its two characters, named only the Dealer and Buyer, are barely more than ciphers, their ghostly figures enacting a mysterious negotiation in a crepuscular world where emotional engagement has departed in place of commodified exchange (“There is no love”.) What, exactly, is being bought and sold is never revealed, yet Sylvian’s careful enunciation bristles with implicit violence and desire.

Canned Heat - On The Road Again - BLACK BOX (2007) {2CD Box Set Weton-Wesgram BB2194 - live and re-recordings}

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Canned Heat - On The Road Again - BLACK BOX (2007) {2CD Box Set Weton-Wesgram BB2194 - live and re-recordings}

Canned Heat - On The Road Again - BLACK BOX (2007) {2CD Box Set Weton-Wesgram BB2194 - live and re-recordings}
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© 2007 Weton-Wesgram | BB2194
Rock / Blues Rock

Canned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Emerging in 1966, Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite. Hite took the name “Canned Heat” from a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson. They were joined by Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, another ardent record collector who was a former member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. Rounding out the band in 1967 were Larry “The Mole” Taylor on bass, an experienced session musician who had played with Jerry Lee Lewis and The Monkees and Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra on drums who had played in two of the biggest Latin American bands, Los Sinners and Los Hooligans.

Vasen - Live In Japan (2005) {CD+DVD5 PAL NorthSide NSD6087}

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Vasen - Live In Japan (2005) {CD+DVD5 PAL NorthSide NSD6087}

Väsen - Live In Japan (2005) {CD+DVD5 PAL NorthSide NSD6087}
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© 2005 NorthSide / Väsen and East Side | NSD6087
Folk / Nordic Folk / Sweden / Acoustic Trio

Väsen have been around for well over a decade, refining their sound and producing a series of delightful albums, first for their Swedish home market and then finding a global audience. Just how far they reach now is evident from the fact they recorded this live disc in Japan. The humor in their sound is more evident live, but the delightful interplay between nyckelharpa, fiddle, and guitar is apparent throughout, right from the opener, "Björkbergspolskan." The material largely draws from their last two discs, which is fine – those albums were two of the best of their lengthy career.

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.5 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553615}

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Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.5 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553615}

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.5 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553615}
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© 2000 Naxos / HNH International | 8.553615
Classical / Early Modern / Early 20th Century / Chamber Music

The narrators are two gifted children, the pianist Alezandre Tharaud, whose acute playing has sparked the series. Set for narrator and small ensemble and originally improvised to please the composer's three-year old cousin, the tale of Babar the Elephant receives a charming performance from Alexandre Tharaud and friends with child narrators on this fifth instalment of Naxos's chamber-music series.