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101 Strings Orchestra - Italian Hits (2021 Remasters from the Original Somerset Tapes) (1961/2021)

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101 Strings Orchestra - Italian Hits (2021 Remasters from the Original Somerset Tapes) (1961/2021)

101 Strings Orchestra - Italian Hits (2021 Remasters from the Original Somerset Tapes) (1961/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 226 MB | 34:51
Jazz | Label: Somerset

101 Strings, not unlike Dalmatians, is a wondrous sight to behold. Apart from being a monumental mass of “the finest musicians in Europe today” (circa: 1961), the wistful beauty discharged from these prominent performers is seductively pleasing to both the visual, as well as the hearing senses. Coupled with (The Wondrous World of) Stereo Fidelity, a US based subsidiary of Somerset Records, these 10 Italian hits that make up, well, Italian Hits, emerge from the stereo with a protuberant level of piercing and erotic joy, that is seemingly unheard of today, let alone in 1961.

Arbee Stidham - Tired Of Wandering (1961) [Reissue 2001]

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Arbee Stidham - Tired Of Wandering (1961) [Reissue 2001]

Arbee Stidham - Tired Of Wandering (1961) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Prestige/Bluesville Records (OBCCD-593-2 (BV-1021))

Over the years, the term R&B has been used to describe everything from the 1950s doo wop of the Five Satins to the hip-hop-influenced urban contemporary of Erykah Badu and R. Kelly - in other words, a variety of African-American popular music with roots in the blues. Arbee Stidham was exactly the sort of singer who thrived in the R&B or "race" market after World War II; although essentially a bluesman, he wasn't a blues purist who embraced the 12-bar format 100 percent of the time. But his mixture of blues, jazz, and gospel made him quite popular among what were considered rhythm & blues audiences in the 1940s and 1950s. Recorded for Prestige's Bluesville label in 1960 - eight years before Stidham's death - Tired of Wandering is among his finest albums…

Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (1961) [RVG Edition 2000]

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Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (1961) [RVG Edition 2000]

Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (1961) [RVG Edition 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 25646 2 0)

Kenny Dorham was always underrated throughout his career, not only as a trumpeter but as a composer. Whistle Stop features seven of his compositions, none of which were picked up later by any of the Young Lions of the '90s despite their high quality and many fresh melodies. Dorham teams up with tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley (who had recorded with him previously, along with Art Blakey and Max Roach), pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones for a set of lively, fresh, and consistently swinging music. This is a generally overlooked near-classic set.

Chatur Lal - The Drums Of India (vinyl rip) (1961) {World Pacific} **[RE-UP]**

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Chatur Lal - The Drums Of India (vinyl rip) (1961) {World Pacific} **[RE-UP]**

Chatur Lal - The Drums Of India (vinyl rip) (1961) {World Pacific}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 119 MB
Genre: Indian classical

The Drums Of India is a 1961 album by tabla player Chatur Lal, who had been known as an associate of Ravi Shankar. He is accompanied by Mr. Ramnarayan (b/k/a Ram Narayan) on the sarangi. This album was released on World Pacific, is a vinyl rip and featured three songs.

Erroll Garner - Dreamstreet (1961) & One World Concert (1963) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

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Erroll Garner - Dreamstreet (1961) & One World Concert (1963) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

Erroll Garner - Dreamstreet (1961) & One World Concert (1963) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 280 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83350)

Two of pianist Erroll Garner's albums for his Octave label have been reissued on full on this single CD from Telarc. Backed by bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin, Garner is heard stretching out in the studios and playing in concert at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Among the most consistent of jazzmen, Garner typically romps through a variety of standards plus his own "Misty," "Dreamstreet," "Mambo Gotham" and a medley of songs from the play Oklahoma. Other highlights of the spirited set include "Just One of Those Things," "Blue Lou," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Mack the Knife."

Erroll Garner - Closeup In Swing (1961) & A New Kind Of Love (1963) [Reissue 1997] (Repost)

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Erroll Garner - Closeup In Swing (1961) & A New Kind Of Love (1963) [Reissue 1997] (Repost)

Erroll Garner - Closeup In Swing (1961) & A New Kind Of Love (1963) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 424 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83383)

Two former LPs were reissued in full on this single CD. The earlier date features pianist Erroll Garner in typically brilliant and witty form with his 1961 trio, which also included bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin. Whether it be a sly "My Silent Love," "All of Me," or a joyful "Back In Your Own Backyard," Garner is heard throughout in his prime. The later date is a bit more unusual, for the pianist improvises on ten themes that would be used in the Paul Newman film A New Kind of Love. Joined by a big band and string orchestra conducted by Leith Stevens, Garner, who never learned to read or write music, contributed several original themes to the score (a few of which are quite catchy) in addition to jamming on such tunes as "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me," "Louise," and "Mimi"…

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions, 1961 (1990)

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Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions, 1961 (1990)

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Sessions, 1961 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Swing, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Roulette Jazz/Capitol | # CDP 593844 | 01:08:27

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were (and are) two of the main stems of jazz. Any way you look at it, just about everything that's ever happened in this music leads directly – or indirectly – back to them. Both men were born on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries, and each became established as a leader during the middle '20s. Although their paths had crossed from time to time over the years, nobody in the entertainment industry had ever managed to get Armstrong and Ellington into a recording studio to make an album together. On April 3, 1961, producer Bob Thiele achieved what should be regarded as one of his greatest accomplishments; he organized and supervised a seven-and-a-half-hour session at RCA Victor's Studio One on East 24th Street in Manhattan, using a sextet combining Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars. This group included ex-Ellington clarinetist Barney Bigard, ex-Jimmie Lunceford swing-to-bop trombonist Trummy Young, bassist Mort Herbert, and drummer Danny Barcelona. A second session took place during the afternoon of the following day.

Billie & Dede Pierce - New Orleans | The Living Legends: Blues And Tonks From The Delta (1961) {1994 OJC} **[RE-UP]**

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Billie & Dede Pierce - New Orleans | The Living Legends: Blues And Tonks From The Delta (1961) {1994 OJC} **[RE-UP]**

Billie & Dede Pierce - New Orleans | The Living Legends: Blues And Tonks From The Delta (1961) {1994 OJC}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 278 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 123 mb
Genre: blues

New Orleans | The Living Legends: Blues And Tonks From The Delta is a 1961 album on Riverside by Billie & Dede Pierce. This 1994 CD pressing features three bonus tracks.

Albert Wynn & His Gutbucket Seven - Chicago: The Living Legends (1961) {1993 OJC} **[RE-UP]**

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Albert Wynn & His Gutbucket Seven - Chicago: The Living Legends (1961) {1993 OJC} **[RE-UP]**

Albert Wynn & His Gutbucket Seven - Chicago: The Living Legends (1961) {1993 OJC}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 278 mb
MP3 @ 117mb | CBR 320 kbps | RAR
Genre: jazz, dixieland

Chicago: The Living Legends is a 1961 album by Albert Wynn & His Gutbucket Seven. The album was originally released in 1961 on Riverside Records. This 1993 CD edition features two bonus tracks not on the original album.

Donald Byrd - Pepper Adams Quintet - Complete Live At Jorgie's 1961 (2012)

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Donald Byrd - Pepper Adams Quintet - Complete Live At Jorgie's 1961 (2012)

Donald Byrd - Pepper Adams Quintet - Complete Live At Jorgie's 1961 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 300 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solar Records (4569914)

This release contains all existing live performances by the Donald Byrd- Pepper Adams Quintet taped at Jorgie’s on June 24, 1961, and appearing on CD here for the first time ever. The quintet on that engagement featured Herbie Hancock on piano (both leaders had recently recorded the Blue Note album Chant with the pianist, and would make the LP Royal Flush with him a few months later). The fifth title at Jorgie’s is an extended trio version of “Like Someone in Love” on which both horns sit out. No other version of this tune by Hancock is known to exist!

Sunnyland Slim - Slim's Shout (1961) [Reissue 1993]

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Sunnyland Slim - Slim's Shout (1961) [Reissue 1993]

Sunnyland Slim - Slim's Shout (1961) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 275 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Prestige/Bluesville Records (00025218055826)

You wouldn't think that transporting one of Chicago's reigning piano patriarchs to Englewood Cliffs, NJ would produce such a fine album, but this 1960 set cooks from beginning to end. Sunnyland Slim's swinging New York rhythm section has no trouble following his bedrock piano, and the estimable King Curtis peels off diamond-hard tenor sax solos in the great Texas tradition that also mesh seamlessly. Slim runs through his standards - "The Devil Is a Busy Man," "Shake It," "It's You Baby" - in gorgeous stereo, and two unissued bonus cuts (including another of his best-known tunes, "Everytime I Get to Drinking") make the CD reissue of Slim's Shout even more appealing.

Mundell Lowe - Satan in High Heels (1961) [Reissue 2004]

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Mundell Lowe - Satan in High Heels (1961) [Reissue 2004]

Mundell Lowe - Satan in High Heels (1961) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 182 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 72 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Cool Jazz, Bop, Big Band, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR 1626)

Mundell Lowe's score for the exploitation flick Satan in High Heels is an immensely enjoyable collection of exaggeratedly cinematic jazz. Lowe runs through all sorts of styles, from swinging big band to cool jazz, from laid-back hard-bop to driving bop. He pulls it off because his big band is comprised of musicians as skilled as Oliver Nelson, Al Cohn, Phil Woods, Urbie Green, Joe Newman and Clark Terry. They help give the music the extra kick it needs, and Satan in High Heels winds up as a terrific set of humorous and sleazy, but well-played, mainstream jazz.

St. Louis Jimmy Oden - Goin' Down Slow (1961) [Reissue 1996]

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St. Louis Jimmy Oden - Goin' Down Slow (1961) [Reissue 1996]

St. Louis Jimmy - Goin' Down Slow (1961) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Prestige/Bluesville Records (OBCCD-584-2 (BV-1028))

Oden offers ten of his own compositions on his first full-length album session, with low-key backing from a full band (Robert Banks' piano is especially prominent). He's a serviceable though not outstanding vocalist, and offers his tales with a sort of good-natured fatalism, the most celebrated number being the title track. While he was an outstanding songwriter, it may have been best that Oden's compositions are primarily known through the interpretations of others. On this recording at least, the arrangements could really benefit from less uniformity, the tempo rarely escaping a pace somewhere between slow and medium.

Frank Sinatra - Ring-A-Ding Ding! (1961) {1998 Reprise}

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Frank Sinatra - Ring-A-Ding Ding! (1961) {1998 Reprise}

Frank Sinatra - Ring-A-Ding Ding! (1961) {1998 Reprise}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no CUE or log) | scans | 188 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 72 mb
Genre: jazz pop, vocal jazz

Ring-A-Ding Ding! is a 1961 album by Frank Sinatra. This was remastered in 1998 by his own Reprise label as part of their "Entertainer Of The Century" series.

Roosevelt Sykes - The Honeydripper (1961) [Reissue 1993]

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Roosevelt Sykes - The Honeydripper (1961) [Reissue 1993]

Roosevelt Sykes - The Honeydripper (1961) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 226 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Prestige/Bluesville (00025218055727)

Roosevelt Sykes expertly fit his classic, down-home piano riffs and style into a fabric that also contained elements of soul, funk, and R&B. The nine-cut date, reissued by Original Blues Classics, included such laments as "I Hate to Be Alone," "Lonely Day," and "She Ain't for Nobody," as well as the poignant "Yes Lawd," and less weighty "Satellite Baby" and "Jailbait." Besides Sykes' alternately bemused, ironic, and inviting vocals, there's superb tenor sax support from King Curtis, Robert Banks' tasty organ, and steady, nimble bass and drum assistance by Leonard Gaskin and drummer Belton Evans.