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George Winston - Ballads And Blues 1972 (The Early Recordings - Piano Solos) (1994) {Dancing Cat/Windham Hill}

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George Winston - Ballads And Blues 1972 (The Early Recordings - Piano Solos) (1994) {Dancing Cat/Windham Hill}

George Winston - Ballads And Blues 1972 (The Early Recordings - Piano Solos) (1994) {Dancing Cat/Windham Hill}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 155 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 82 mb
Genre: jazz. blues, ragtime

Ballads And Blues 1972 (The Early Recordings - Piano Solos) a 1994 compilation album by jazz pianist George Winston. This is a remaster and reissue of an album he originally came out with in 1973 on the Takoma label. This was released on his own Dancing Cat via Windham Hill.

The World Of Jeeves And Wooster: Songs and Music from the Granada Television Series (1992) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Efgrapha
The World Of Jeeves And Wooster: Songs and Music from the Granada Television Series (1992) [Re-Up]

The World Of Jeeves And Wooster: Songs and Music from the Granada Television Series (1992)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 258 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Ragtime, Big Band | Label: EMI | # CDP 7 990102 2 | 00:42:45

The original stories by P.G. Wodehouse are delightfully amusing and worthy of out loud chuckling at times. The films series Jeeves and Wooster are as close as one could come to the dry wit of uber intelligent Jeeves, as he contends with his witless (and certainly not dry) employer, Bertie Wooster. Their shenanigans usually revolve around various comedies of errors set in that mystical feudal society of 1930s Britain. This collection of music and a bit of dialogue from the series is just as delightful, embodying the bouncy, whimsical style of light music from the 1920s and 30s. Recommended.

Randy Newman - Ragtime: Music From The Motion Picture (1981) Expanded Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

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Randy Newman - Ragtime: Music From The Motion Picture (1981) Expanded Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Randy Newman - Ragtime: Music From The Motion Picture (1981) Expanded Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 159 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Soundtrack | Label: Elektra, Rhino | # 8122-78245-2 | Time: 00:37:01

Randy Newman was the nephew of film composers Alfred, Emil, and Lionel Newman, which would suggest at least some familiarity with the field, even though he had only scored one minor movie (Cold Turkey). And in his songs, heard on his series of solo albums, he displayed far more knowledge of popular music styles of the early 20th century than any of his singer/songwriter peers. Listening to his records, you could always tell that he knew his way around Scott Joplin's rags. Who better, therefore, than Newman to make his debut as a big-budget film composer by scoring an adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime? So must movie producer Dino DeLaurentiis have reasoned in giving Newman the assignment. And the result worked out quite well. Newman naturally re-created much of the cakewalking Tin Pan Alley style of the turn-of-the-century era depicted in the film, but he actually had a more challenging assignment than might have appeared, since the story moves from one social stratum to another and ranges in tone from the comic to the melodramatic to the tragic.

Sweet Pie - Pleasure Pudding (1972) {2004 ESP Disk} **[RE-UP]**

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Sweet Pie - Pleasure Pudding (1972) {2004 ESP Disk} **[RE-UP]**

Sweet Pie - Pleasure Pudding (1972) {2004 ESP Disk}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 228 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 120 mb
Genre: blues, ragtime, jazz

Sweet Pie is a man who did nothing but sing and tell stories in front of a piano, all done in the nude. The entire album was recorded at Fat City in Wilmington in the American state of Vermont in April 1972. It was released on Rig Records, and later released on CD in Germany by ESP Disk in 2004, where this was taken. Joining him on harmonica is Bill Maloney. Sweet Pie, born Paul Winer, died in 2019.

Leon Redbone - From Branch To Branch (1981)

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Leon Redbone - From Branch To Branch (1981)

Leon Redbone - From Branch To Branch (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 179 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
Label: Emerald City, ATCO | # 38136-2 | Time: 00:34:26
Blues, Ragtime, Guitar Jazz, Folk Jazz, Standarts

From Branch to Branch is the fourth studio album by Leon Redbone, released in 1981. It was his first on Atlantic Records and peaked at No. 152 on the Billboard 200 chart.

James P. Johnson - 1944 (1995)

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James P. Johnson - 1944 (1995)

James P. Johnson - 1944 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 190 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Piano Jazz, Stride, Ragtime | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 835)

What must it have been like for James P. Johnson to have taken young Thomas Waller under his wing, teaching him everything he knew about piano, watching him evolve into a brilliant composer and internationally famous performer, then to have him pass away suddenly at the age of 39? The best answer to this question lies within a series of Waller tribute recordings made by Johnson in late 1943 and early 1944. They are a striking example of grief and shock transformed into relaxed, enjoyable music. The duets with drummer Eddie Dougherty, recorded on June 8, 1944, are particularly satisfying, especially "My Fate Is in Your Hands." What's the best James P. Johnson session of all? Poetically, musically, emotionally, and fundamentally, the "New York Orchestra" session of June 12, 1944, is in fact unparalleled…

John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

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John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 224 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Ragtime, Dixieland, Swing | Label: Geffen | # CDGEF 70260 | 00:42:40

While director Francis Coppola's potboiling crime drama set against the gloriously tumultuous backdrop of Harlem's famed Cotton Club nightspot of the '20s and '30s didn't quite come together as a cinematic whole, John Barry's efforts at supervising, scoring, and recreating the energetic jive and wail of the era very nearly carry the day. The opportunity was likely a dream come true for the former jazzman turned film scorer; his adaptations of standards by Ellington and Cab Calloway are reverent yet energetic, infused by original music that weaves it into an accessible and rewarding tapestry of time, place, and art. Great soundtrack.

Joe "Fingers" Carr - Honky Tonk Hits (1997)

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Joe "Fingers" Carr - Honky Tonk Hits (1997)

Joe "Fingers" Carr - Honky Tonk Hits (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 303 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans ~ 66 Mb | 00:50:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Ragtime, Dixieland | EMI-Capitol Music / Good Music #173922

While heavily influenced by Art Tatum, this performer was hardly considered a heavyweight pianist during his career. Born Louis F. Bush, or Busch depending on the source, the keyboard maestro who would also make heavy use of the stage name of Joe "Fingers" Carr managed to make it into Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia of Jazz, but with the following disclaimer: "A novelty performer rather than a jazz artist." The novelty itself was a kind of heavily sexed-up ragtime piano style that caught on in the very dawn of the hi-fi era. The invention was in sharp contrast to lounge music and would most likely have the opposite effect than a seduction if played in a bachelor pad. Carr began driving his piano this way while working as an A&R man for Capitol. In a brainstorm based on a sharp analysis of current trends, he decided to sign himself up as the mysterious "Fingers."

The Elmer Snowden Quartet - Harlem Banjo! (1960) Remastered 1990

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The Elmer Snowden Quartet - Harlem Banjo! (1960) Remastered 1990

The Elmer Snowden Quartet - Harlem Banjo! (1960) Remastered 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 208 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
Label: Original Jazz Classics/Riverside | # OJCCD-1756-2 (RLP-9348) | 00:38:16
Early Jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Ragtime, Banjo Jazz, Piano Jazz

Banjoist Elmer Snowden only led two albums in the LP era, and his OJC CD reissue is his best showcase. Snowden, who is joined by pianist Cliff Jackson, bassist Tommy Bryant, and drummer Jimmy Crawford, is the lead voice throughout the dozen standards, all of which date from the 1920s or '30s. Snowden's banjo style is a lost art, and this is his definitive recording.

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.46 Gb | Booklet Scans ~ 46 Mb | 10:53:44
Oldies, Vocal Pop, Ragtime, Early Jazz, Folk, Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Gospel | Label: West Hill

An outstanding nine CD collection of rare jazz, blues, country, pop, cowboy, march, ragtime, vaudeville and gospel recordings that form our musical legacy, compiled by jazz historian Allen Lowe. More than10 hours of music in a presentation slipcase with a 127 page booklet containing many photos and a wealth of interesting information about the music. Space here only permits artist and song title listings of the first 4 CD's in the 9 CD set.

Leon Redbone - Champagne Charlie (1978)

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Leon Redbone - Champagne Charlie (1978)

Leon Redbone - Champagne Charlie (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 171 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 3165-2 | Time: 00:32:25
Blues, Ragtime, Guitar Jazz, Folk Jazz, Standarts

From the opening track, "Champagne Charlie," to the dazzling finale, "T.B. Blues," Leon Redbone presents an introspective collection of blues and big band melodies in timeless fashion, a rare feat because of its release date in 1978. The record was highly acclaimed and regarded as the purest of jazz and classic blues by a remarkable legend and icon in this musical form. Most of the record, like the amiable "Sweet Sue (Just You)" and memorable "Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)," is filled with the best that blues and ragtime has to offer. The music itself is quite light and jolly during the more uplifting moments, with others such as "I Hate a Man Like You" very depressing and sorrowful. The band backing up Redbone is delightful, filled with jubilant horns, oboes, and trumpets. "T.B. Blues" closes out this record as a charming look back into the world of blues via pioneer Jimmie Rodgers. Two melodies written and composed by giant Jelly Roll Morton are featured here, with fresh and stunning new arrangements by Leon Redbone and company, "If Someone Would Only Love Me" and "I Hate a Man Like You".

Leon Redbone - Double Time (1977)

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Leon Redbone - Double Time (1977)

Leon Redbone - Double Time (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 157 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 2971-2 | Time: 00:34:57 | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Blues, Ragtime, Guitar Jazz, Folk Jazz, Standarts

Leon Redbone followed up his debut long-player On the Track (1975) with Double Time (1977), an equally enchanting, if not somewhat eclectic blend, of jazz, folk, blues and pop standards – all in Redbone's undeniably distinct throaty baritone. While the tunes may be familiar, these renderings are steeped in the artist's unique sensibilities. The results are uniformly ingenious and commence with a New Orleans ragtime flavored interpretation of Blind Boy Blake's dirty "Diddy Wa Diddie" blues. Augmenting Redbone's acoustic guitar is an extended cast of session stalwarts and a host of other musical notables – such as Milt Hinton (bass), Jonathan Dorn (tuba), Vic Dickenson (trombone) and Jo Jones (drums). Don McLean (banjo) sits in, supplying his criminally underutilized instrumental versatility on the endearing revamp of Jimmie Rodgers' "Mississippi Delta Blues." The decidedly demented reading of "Sheik of Araby" is nothing short of inspired insanity. Redbone incorporates a Screamin' Jay Hawkins-esque persona belting out a variety of hoots, snorts, howls and hob-gobbles set behind a hot-steppin' fret board flurry à la Django Reinhardt.