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VA - Washington Square Memoirs - The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970 (2001)

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VA - Washington Square Memoirs - The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970 (2001)

VA - Washington Square Memoirs - The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 533 MB
3:50:14 | Folk, Blues, Pop Rock | Label: Rhino

It was distinctly ironic: at the very zenith of America's postwar space-age love affair with TV, 3-D, and rock & roll (and other disposable cultural ephemera), a grassroots movement set out to recapture the country's lost musical heritage. These curious minds not only found it in a wealth of seemingly forgotten protest songs, spiritual blues, and country laments, but also forged new songs in its image. That this crusade sprang from lower Manhattan's Washington Square and the doorstep of New York University made the paradox all the sweeter. Ted Myers, the producer of this triple-disc anthology, grew up just blocks from the epicenter of that folk-quake, and his generous sense of place and time permeates this rich collection. Generally misunderstood and historically pigeonholed, the era finally gets its due, chronicled here by 72 tracks that extend far beyond the roots-conscious work of Woody Guthrie, the Weavers, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Pete Seeger on one hand, and the more popular material by the Kingston Trio, Limeliters, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan on the other. Culturally, the Folk movement was the alt-rock of its day–if eminently more conscious of history and politically committed. Musically, it encompassed an ethos that enthusiastically blurred the boundaries between blues, Appalachian ballads, jug music, pure country, honky-tonk, work songs, and even unbridled novelty; this set explores them all, often with a palpable sense of discovery. Historically, the movement championed preservation at the same time it gleefully tweaked old sensibilities in pursuit of new inspiration. Listen and you'll hear music that became touchstones for artists as diverse as the Byrds, Roberta Flack, Rod Stewart, and–wittingly or not–every passionate coffeehouse minstrel who's strode on stage with a guitar ever since. –Jerry McCulley

Woody Herman - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [2CD Reissue 2015]

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Woody Herman - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [2CD Reissue 2015]

Woody Herman - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [2CD Reissue 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 950 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 348 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Bop, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC 1166)

First up, the return of the Herd for “The Herd Rides Again In Stereo” ten or so years after the First Herd roared across America between the years 1945-1948. Original members like Chuck Jackson are joined by the likes of Bob Brookmeyer who had played with the Herd for 7 weeks way back in 1952 and other fine musicians like Billy Bauar, Nat Pierce, Al Cohn and Don Lamond. A year later and another reunion of sorts as “The Fourth Herd” stampede into town! This time, however, we have a band playing within a band!? That is, an octet featuring Woody Herman, Zoot Sims, Nat Adderley, Eddie Costa and the big band rhythm section all basking in the “inspiring warmth” of the big orchestra”…

Tiny Grimes - The Chronological Tiny Grimes 1944-1949 (2002) [Blues & Rhythm Series]

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Tiny Grimes - The Chronological Tiny Grimes 1944-1949 (2002) [Blues & Rhythm Series]

Tiny Grimes - The Chronological Tiny Grimes 1944-1949 (2002) [Blues & Rhythm Series]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 166 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included | 01:08:38
Guitar Jazz, Jump Blues, Swing, Boogie-Woogie, Bop | Label: Classics | # 5106

Tiny Grimes was one of the earliest jazz electric guitarists to be influenced by Charlie Christian, and he developed his own swinging style. Early on, he was a drummer and worked as a pianist in Washington. In 1938, he started playing electric guitar, and two years later he was playing in a popular jive group, the Cats and the Fiddle. During 1943-1944, Grimes was part of a classic Art Tatum Trio which also included Slam Stewart. In September 1944, he led his first record date, using Charlie Parker; highlights include the instrumental "Red Cross" and Grimes' vocal on "Romance Without Finance (Is a Nuisance)." He also recorded for Blue Note in 1946, and then put together an R&B-oriented group, "the Rockin' Highlanders," that featured the tenor of Red Prysock during 1948-1952. Although maintaining a fairly low profile, Tiny Grimes was active up until his death, playing in an unchanged swing/bop transitional style and recording as a leader for such labels as Prestige/Swingville, Black & Blue, Muse, and Sonet.

Thelonious Monk & Joe Turner - In Paris [Recorded 1952-1954] (1995) (Re-up)

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Thelonious Monk & Joe Turner - In Paris [Recorded 1952-1954] (1995) (Re-up)

Thelonious Monk & Joe Turner - In Paris [Recorded 1952-1954] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Disques Vogue (09026-68210-2)

This CD combines together two unrelated solo piano sets. The nine performances by Thelonious Monk are a bit familiar since these renditions (which are highlighted by "'Round Midnight," "Well You Needn't," "We See" and "Hackensack") had been previously reissued by GNP/Crescendo and Mosaic. However the 13 selections (including three alternate takes) by Joe Turner (no relation to singer Big Joe Turner) are much rarer. Turner, a talented American stride pianist who spent most of his life living in France, had only recorded ten songs as a leader prior to this 1952 session and is in top form for such numbers as "Hallelujah," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "Wedding Boogie" and three versions of "Tea for Two." This CD is easily recommended to jazz piano collectors who do not already have the Monk selections.

Roy Orbison - Collected (2016)

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Roy Orbison - Collected (2016)

Roy Orbison - Collected (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Universal, 536 936-1 | ~ 1451 or 530 Mb | Scans
Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Pop Rock

Although he shared the same rockabilly roots as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison went on to pioneer an entirely different brand of country/pop-based rock & roll in the early '60s. What he lacked in charisma and photogenic looks, Orbison made up for in spades with his quavering operatic voice and melodramatic narratives of unrequited love and yearning. In the process, he established rock & roll archetypes of the underdog and the hopelessly romantic loser…

Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [MFSL, MFCD 805]

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Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [MFSL, MFCD 805]

Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 805 | ~ 238 or 102 Mb | Scans Included
Bop, Big Band, Cool Jazz

This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period…

Georges Brassens - Le Temps Ne Fait Rien À L'Affaire (Limited Edition) (2011)

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Georges Brassens - Le Temps Ne Fait Rien À L'Affaire (Limited Edition) (2011)

Georges Brassens - Le Temps Ne Fait Rien À L'Affaire (Limited Edition) (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 4.8 GB - MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 2.4 GB
16:42:15 | Chanson, Folk, Acoustic | Label: Mercury

Released 90 years after he was born and 30 years after his death, Inégrale / Le Temps Ne Fait Rien À L'Affaire is a comprehensive 19-disc collection that contains everything any hardened George Brassens fan could possibly want. Featuring a colossal 330 remastered tracks, the unique box set includes 14 original studio albums, a compilation of live performances, and two discs' worth of previously unpublished rarities and demos alongside posthumous material recorded with the help of Jean Bertola.

B.B. King - The Blues (1958)

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B.B. King - The Blues (1958)

B.B. King - The Blues (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2006 | P-Vine Records, PCD-4369 | ~ 133 or 92 Mb | Scans Included
Blues / Electric Blues

Originally released in 1958 by the budget-priced Crown label, The Blues collected a dozen sides B.B. King cut for RPM and Kent between 1951 and 1958…

Miles Davis - Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1956) [DCC, GZS-1044]

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Miles Davis - Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1956) [DCC, GZS-1044]

Miles Davis - Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | DCC, GZS-1044 | ~ 229 or 123 Mb | Scans
Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop

Cookin' is the first of four albums derived from the Miles Davis Quintet's fabled extended recording session on October 26, 1956; the concept being that the band would document its vast live-performance catalog in a studio environment, rather than preparing all new tracks for its upcoming long-player…

Ray Charles - The Singles Collection 1949-62 (2022)

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Ray Charles - The Singles Collection 1949-62 (2022)

Ray Charles - The Singles Collection 1949-62 (2022)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 884 MB
5:58:41 | Jazz, Blues | Label: Acrobat

Ray Charles was one of the most iconic and influential artists in the annals of pop as a singer, songwriter and pianist, and while he is considered one of the godfathers and great innovators of soul music, his work transcended the worlds of jazz, blues, gospel, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and country and western as well. Afflicted by blindness, he turned to music in his early life, and began recording for the Swing Time label in 1949 as a member of The Maxim Trio. In a career spanning half a century, he racked up over 100 chart entries, with well over 40 coming in this seminal first quarter-century or so of his career. This excellent-value 125-track 5-CD collection comprises just about all his A & B sides released on the Swing Time, Atlantic, ABC-Paramount and Impulse labels during these years. It features all his 46 Pop, R&B and UK chart entries from this era, including the pop No. 1s “Georgia On My Mind”, “Hit The Road Jack” & “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and the R&B No. 1s “I’ve Got A Woman”, “A Fool For You”, “What’d I Say”, “Unchain My Heart”, “One Mint Julep” & “You Are My Sunshine”, encompassing his time as the pillar of the Atlantic roster and the hits from his landmark albums for ABC-Paramount “Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music”. It’s a substantial and comprehensive overview of his chart-focused output during these years as part of a dynamic and exciting pop and R&B landscape, and a thoroughly entertaining showcase for his unique talents as singer, composer, pianist and arranger.

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:42:48
Label: Original Blues Classics/Riverside | # OBCCD-542-2 (RLP-838)
Country Blues, Acoustic Delta Blues, Folk Blues

In 1959, John Lee Hooker signed a one-off deal with the Riverside label to record an acoustic session of the country blues. It was a key change from his earlier recordings, most of which had featured Hooker on an electric guitar with his trademark reverb and stomping foot. Folk purists of the day were delighted with COUNTRY BLUES, believing Hooker had returned to his roots, leaving the "glitzy commercialism" of R&B behind. But some Hooker fans considered COUNTRY BLUES a "betrayal" of his true sound.

Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101]

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Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101]

Chet Baker - In New York (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | DCC, GZS-1101 | ~ 312 or 122 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop

Chet Baker's West Coast cool comes to the Big Apple on Chet Baker in New York. The project would be Baker's first – in a four album deal – with the Big Apple-based Riverside Records. The bicoastal artist incorporates his decidedly undernourished sound and laid-back phrasing into the styling of Al Haig (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums)…

Charles Mingus - The Clown (1957) Deluxe Editon, Expanded Remastered Reissue 1999

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Charles Mingus - The Clown (1957) Deluxe Editon, Expanded Remastered Reissue 1999

Charles Mingus - The Clown (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Rhino Records | # R2 75590 | Time: 00:56:50

The Clown was Charles Mingus' second masterpiece in a row, upping the already intense emotional commitment of Pithecanthropus Erectus and burning with righteous anger and frustration. With Pithecanthropus, Mingus displayed a gift for airtight, focused arrangements that nonetheless allowed his players great freedom to add to the established mood of each piece. The Clown refines and heightens that gift; instead of just writing heads that provide launch points for solos, Mingus tries to evoke something specific with every piece, and even his most impressionistic forays have a strong storytelling quality.

Joe Bushkin - 1947-1950 (2008) (Re-up)

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Joe Bushkin - 1947-1950 (2008) (Re-up)

Joe Bushkin - 1947-1950 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 211 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1459)

In 2007 the Classics Chronological Series began reissuing every recording known to have been made by pianist Joe Bushkin (1916-2004), starting with the Commodore and Savoy sessions of 1940-1946. Released in 2008, the sequel to that amazing collection delves even deeper into the discographical dilemma of Bushkin's recording activities by tracing his movements during the years 1947-1950, beginning with six sides by Joe Bushkin & His Rhythm that originally appeared on 10" Royale and Rondo-lette LPs. This grab bag of obscure delights includes V-Disc jams, collaborations with cornetist Bobby Hackett and trumpeters Buck Clayton and Roy Eldridge, a smart take of "I May Be Wrong" sung by Liza Morrow, and a two-part romp through "Indiana" drawn from an MGM sampler called Maggie Fisher's Piano Playhouse. Tracks 15-24 are piano solos, recorded on February 24 and 25, 1950, and issued on one of the first-ever Atlantic LPs, I Love a Piano. A marvelous improviser and a skilled interpreter of popular melodies with a background in both Chicago-style and big-band swing, Joe Bushkin was now helping to establish the great mid-20th century genre of keyboard mood music.

VA - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music: Hits With Strings And Things (2009)

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VA - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music: Hits With Strings And Things (2009)

VA - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music: Hits With Strings And Things (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 377 MB
1:10:24 | Pop, Easy Listening | Label: Ace

Here are the orchestral and `easy' instrumental hits, both big and small - but mostly big - that helped define the Golden Age of Popular Music, an era spanning, roughly, 1956-1967, when the US charts were brimming with an eclectic cornucopia of sounds and styles that is unlikely to be repeated in today's age corporate, socially engineered music making. `Hits With Strings And Things' is an important addition to this best-selling Ace series.