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John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000

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John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000

John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 126 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Blues | Label: Vee-Jay/Collectables | # COL-CD-7100 | Time: 00:32:13

Winding through the literally hundreds of titles in John Lee Hooker's catalog is a daunting task for even the most seasoned and learned blues connoisseur. This is especially true when considering Hooker recorded under more than a dozen aliases for as many labels during the late '40s, '50s, and early '60s. I'm John Lee Hooker was first issued in 1959 during his tenure with Vee Jay and is "the Hook" in his element as well as prime. Although many of these titles were initially cut for Los Angeles-based Modern Records in the early '50s, the recordings heard here are said to best reflect Hooker's often-emulated straight-ahead primitive Detroit and Chicago blues styles. The sessions comprising the original 12-track album – as well as the four bonus tracks on the 1998 Charly CD reissue – are taken from six sessions spread over the course of four years (1955-1959). Hooker works both solo – accompanied only by his own percussive guitar and the solid backbeat of his foot rhythmically pulsating against plywood – as well as in several different small-combo settings.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Strikes (1962) & Lightnin' Hopkins (1959) [Reissue 2013] (Repost)

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Strikes (1962) & Lightnin' Hopkins (1959) [Reissue 2013] (Repost)

Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Strikes (1962) & Lightnin' Hopkins (1959) [Reissue 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers - 264 MB
Genre: Blues, Acoustic Blues, Texas Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Soul Jam Records (600821)

Lightnin’ Hopkins is arguably the greatest Texas blues star of the 1960s era. A country bluesman of the highest caliber, his career began in the 1920s and stretched all the way into the 1980s. Along the way, Hopkins watched the genre change remarkably, but he never altered his mournful Lone Star sound, which translated onto both acoustic and electric guitar. His style, strong rhythms punctuated by his flowing but compact lead lines, created a stinging and heart-tearing evocative sound. This quintessential collector’s edition includes two of Hopkins’ finest albums: the long unavailable Lightnin’ Strikes, originally released in 1962 by Vee-Jay Records, and the self-titled Lightnin’ Hopkins, his1959 debut for the Folkways label. The two LPs are widely regarded as landmarks of the late-‘50s/early-‘60s blues revival. Both solid-blues masterpieces have been remastered and packaged together in this very special release, which also includes 5 bonus tracks from the same period.

Vicki Benet - Sing to Me of Love (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012] (Repost)

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Vicki Benet - Sing to Me of Love (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012] (Repost)

Vicki Benet - Sing to Me of Love (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 78 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9744)

French nightclub singer and Jazz standard recording artist, Vicki was born in Paris c.1930. Vicki sang on the cabaret circuit in Paris and London during the early 1950s. She married her manager Jack Elliott in 1964. She was also a Hollywood actress, including acting and singing 'Don't Go To Paris' in the Jerry Lewis 1961 movie "The Ladies Man'.
A much more solidly American album than some of Vicki Benet's other efforts of the time - which were usually more French-styled than this one! This time around, Vicki's got a great breathy style that's right up there with Julie London on Liberty - a late 50s sexiness that perfectly matches her ice blond look on the cover, and her slinky slinky dress! Arrangements are relatively gentle - strings, but never too lush - and Vicki hangs mostly in a ballad mode that's perfect for the breathiness of the recording.

Vic Dickenson & Joe Thomas - Mainstream (1959) [Japanese Edition 2013]

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Vic Dickenson & Joe Thomas - Mainstream (1959) [Japanese Edition 2013]

Vic Dickenson & Joe Thomas - Mainstream (1959) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Dixieland | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-27287)

The main fault to this set is simply that there is not enough of it. Trombonist Vic Dickenson, who receives top billing, is just on two of the six selections, for a total of 11 minutes. Dickenson's octet (which also includes trumpeter Buck Clayton, Hal Singer on tenor, clarinetist Herbie Hall, pianist Al Williams, guitarist Danny Barker, bassist Gene Ramey, and drummer Marquis Foster) is fine, the arrangement on "The Lamp Is Low" is catchy and Clayton takes honors. But one suspects that the Dickenson name was used originally to help sell the music of the other band, which is led by trumpeter Joe Thomas. The lyrical Thomas is joined by the extroverted trumpeter Johnny Letman, trombonist Dicky Wells (who has a few speechlike solos), tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate, clarinetist Buster Bailey, pianist Herbie Nichols, guitarist Everett Barksdale, bassist Bill Pemberton, and drummer Jimmy Crawford…

The Morris Nanton Trio - The Original Jazz Performance of Roberta (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012]

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The Morris Nanton Trio - The Original Jazz Performance of Roberta (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012]

The Morris Nanton Trio - The Original Jazz Performance of Roberta (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 143 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 72 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-27097)

When Jerome Kern's "Roberta" opened on Broadway on November 18, 1933, few realized that they were witnessing what was to become one of the best-loved musicals of all time. Had Kern written only the score of "Roberta" it would have been enough to establish him as a composer of unusual gifts. For this is one of the few shows that can boast such a long list of all-time favorites. Each of the songs heard in this album by the Morris Nanton Trio is as fresh today as it was in the fall of 1933.
The plot of "Roberta" is one of those improbable stories which abound in the history of the musical comedy. It concerns the inheritance of a fashionable Paris dressmaking establishment by an American football player and his romance with one of the employees…

Julie London - Your Number, Please... (1959) [Japanese Edition 2010]

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Julie London - Your Number, Please... (1959) [Japanese Edition 2010]

Julie London - Your Number, Please… (1959) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 219 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9670)

One in a long series of Julie London records, this set features the sultry but subtle singer on a dozen standards, each of which she dedicates to a different male singer. No dates or personnel information are given other than the LP stating that Andre Previn arranged for the backing orchestra. Although not essential, this is a worthwhile set, with London adding sensuality to such songs as "Learnin' the Blues," "When I Fall in Love," "The More I See You," and "Angel Eyes."

Elvis Presley - A Date with Elvis (1959/2017)

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Elvis Presley - A Date with Elvis (1959/2017)

Elvis Presley - A Date with Elvis (1959/2017)
FLAC (tracks, scans) - 666 MB
2:14:34 | Rock & Roll | Label: Follow That Dream Records

The Follow That Dream (FTD) collector's label has released 'A Date With Elvis' as a special double CD release in the Classic Album series and our order is on the way to us now. The set contains masters, outtakes and home recordings made during his Army time in Germany. A Date With Elvis' was released in July 1959 and was the second of three compilation albums released by RCA while Elvis was serving in the U.S. Army. The aim of all three albums, apart from keeping Elvis' name in the public eye, was to collect recordings that had only been out on 45 rpm records in order to take advantage of the fast-growing Long Playing album market. This 7" digipack 2-CD set also features stereo masters and 'fly-on-the-wall' persona; recordings made during his Army time in Germany. It also includes the 'Is It So Strange' Binaural session.

Kenny Dorham Septet - Blue Spring (1959) [Reissue 1990]

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Kenny Dorham Septet - Blue Spring (1959) [Reissue 1990]

Kenny Dorham Septet - Blue Spring (1959) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (OJCCD-134-2/RLP-1139)

In lieu of picking up one of the trumpeter's fine Blue Note releases (Una Mas, Whistle Stop), listeners new to the work of Kenny Dorham should definitely consider this somewhat overlooked Riverside date from 1959. The set features plenty of Dorham's varied and sophisticated horn work and four of his top-drawer originals. The theme is spring, and Dorham responds with his soon to be jazz standard "Spring Is Here" and three other fine seasonal tributes: the title track, "Poetic Spring," and "Spring Cannon." This last cut is also a tribute to Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, who guests in fine style here with a bevy of fleet and highly melodic solos. Rounding out the group, baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne, French horn player David Amram, and pianist Cedar Walton add very nicely to the album's breezy yet provocative air. Essential listening for Dorham fans.

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) [XRCD, Reissue 1992]

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Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) [XRCD, Reissue 1992]

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) [XRCD, Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JVC (JVCXR-0049-2)

In the liner notes of Quiet Kenny, former Downbeat magazine publisher Jack Maher states that trumpeter Kenny Dorham's music is not necessarily the demure, balladic, rapturous jazz one might associate as romantic or tranquil. Cool and understated might be better watchwords for what the ultra-melodic Dorham achieves on this undeniably well crafted set of standards and originals that is close to containing his best work overall during a far too brief career. Surrounded by an excellent rhythm team of the equally sensitive pianist Tommy Flanagan, emerging bassist Paul Chambers, and the always-beneficial drummer Art Taylor, Dorham and his mates are not prone to missteps or overt exaggerations. One of Dorham's all-time best tunes "Lotus Blossom" kicks off the set with its bop to Latin hummable melody, fluid dynamics, and Dorham's immaculate, unpretentious tone…

Richie Kamuca & Bill Holman - West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi (1959) [Reissue 1990]

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Richie Kamuca & Bill Holman - West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi (1959) [Reissue 1990]

Richie Kamuca & Bill Holman - West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi (1959) [Reissue 1990]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 257 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OOJC/Hifi (OJCCD-1760-2 (HIFI 609))

Originally recorded for the Hi Fi label, this CD reissue features tenor saxophonist Richie Kamuca as the main soloist on a variety of standards and basic material arranged by Bill Holman, who plays baritone with the octet. Also heard from are trumpeters Conte Candoli and Ed Leddy, trombonist Frank Rosolino, pianist Vince Guaraldi, bassist Monty Budwig, and drummer Stan Levey. The music, although based on the West Coast, is not as cool-toned or as laid-back as one might expect. High points of the consistently swinging session include "Blue Jazz" (a Kamuca blues), "Star Eyes," "Linger Awhile," and "(Back Home Again In) Indiana."

Charlie Byrd Trio & Woodwinds - Byrd In The Wind (1959) [Reissue 2002]

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Charlie Byrd Trio & Woodwinds - Byrd In The Wind (1959) [Reissue 2002]

Charlie Byrd Trio & Woodwinds - Byrd In The Wind (1959) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 225 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (0025218708623)

When Charlie Byrd recorded Byrd in the Wind in 1959, he was still two years away from discovering bossa nova. The guitarist had yet to interact with Astrud and João Gilberto or record anything by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and he had yet to become a major player in the Brazilian jazz field. Nonetheless, Byrd was an impressive jazzman even before he discovered bossa nova. Byrd (who sticks to the acoustic guitar on this album) already had a recognizably melodic sound - one that underscored his appreciation of Django Reinhardt as well as Andrés Segovia and the Spanish school of classical guitar - and he would have left behind a worthwhile catalog even if he had retired in 1960. The guitarist's classical leanings are hard to miss on Byrd in the Wind, especially when he employs woodwind players (all of them members of the National Symphony Orchestra) on some of the selections…

George Russell - New York, N.Y. (1959) [Reissue 2010]

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George Russell - New York, N.Y. (1959) [Reissue 2010]

George Russell - New York, N.Y. (1959) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 119 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Poll Winners Records (PWR 27220)

George Russell was one of the most forward-thinking composers and arrangers on the jazz scene during the 1950s, but his work was generally more appreciated by musicians than the jazz-buying public. New York, New York represents one of many high points in his career. He assembled an all-star orchestra, including pianist Bill Evans (a frequent participant on Russell's recordings), Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, and Milt Hinton, among others. In Rodgers & Hart's "Manhattan," Russell has the soloists playing over the orchestra's vamp, while he also creates an imaginative "East Side Medley" combining the standards "Autumn in New York" and "How About You." His original material is just as striking as his arrangements, while vocalist Jon Hendricks serves as narrator between orchestra segments.

Jimmy Witherspoon - The Concerts [Recorded 1959] (2002)

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Jimmy Witherspoon - The Concerts [Recorded 1959] (2002)

Jimmy Witherspoon - The Concerts [Recorded 1959] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy Records (FCD 24701-2)

This CD includes the high point of singer Jimmy Witherspoon's career. On October 2, 1959, he appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival and created such a sensation that it caused his career to go through a renaissance. Heard at the peak of his powers, Witherspoon holds his own with a mighty group of veterans (trumpeter Roy Eldridge, both Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins on tenors, clarinetist Woody Herman, pianist Earl Hines, bassist Vernon Alley, and drummer Mel Lewis). Although the five-song set only lasted 25 minutes, Witherspoon's performance was the hit of the festival. The other half of this CD features Witherspoon romping through ten mostly traditional blues songs two months later with Ben Webster, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis; the performance is equally exciting. This CD is the one truly essential Jimmy Witherspoon release.

John Lee Hooker - That's My Story (1960) & House Of The Blues (1959) [Reissue 2013] (Repost)

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John Lee Hooker - That's My Story (1960) & House Of The Blues (1959) [Reissue 2013] (Repost)

John Lee Hooker - That's My Story (1960) & House Of The Blues (1959) [Reissue 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 400 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers - 53 MB
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Soul Jam Records (600826)

John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of Detroit blues. Often called the “The King of the Boogie”, Hooker's driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues. His thunderous electric guitar sounded raw, while his basic technique was riveting. This quintessential collector’s edition includes two of Hooker’s finest albums: That’s My Story (1960), and House of the Blues (1959). These two masterpieces have been remastered and packaged together in this very special release. Contained here is the cream of the crop from Hooker's hit-making stretch during his most inspired years. Without a doubt, this is the material upon which John Lee Hooker's legend was built.

Mississippi Fred McDowell - Down Home Blues 1959 (2010)

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Mississippi Fred McDowell - Down Home Blues 1959 (2010)

Mississippi Fred McDowell - Down Home Blues 1959 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 871 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 360 MB | Covers - 106 MB
Genre: Blues, Country Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JSP Records (JSP4227)

Downhome Blues 1959 contains 46 tracks, spread out over two CDs, tracing the rural blues guitarist Mississippi Fred McDowell’s earliest recordings. The sessions take place on the front porch of his Como, MS farm between September 21-25, 1959 and recorded by folk researcher Alan Lomax with assistance from Shirley Collins. On the first disc, McDowell is heard playing acoustic guitar and is occasionally joined by guitarist Miles Pratcher with Fannie Davis on kazoo and comb, with vocals by McDowell’s wife Annie Mae, James Shorty, Sidney Carter, and Rose Hemphill. The second disc includes one McDowell track, “Shake ‘Em on Down,” with the remaining cuts spotlight other Lomax recordings from the same time by bluesmen Forrest City Joe, Boy Blue, Willie Jones and the fife and drum duo of Ed Young and G.D. Young…