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Tab Smith - Top 'n' Bottom [Recorded 1953-1954] (1997)

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Tab Smith - Top 'n' Bottom [Recorded 1953-1954] (1997)

Tab Smith - Top 'n' Bottom [Recorded 1953-1954] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 312 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Jump Blues, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE-499)

The third CD volume of altoist Tab Smith's United recordings features 21 selections, 14 of which had never been released before. The music ranges from Johnny Hodges-type small-group stomping swing and R&B-ish jump sides to sentimental ballads and a few vocal numbers (featuring unidentified singers). Among the personnel are trumpeter Irving Woods, pianist Teddy Brannon and drummer Walter Johnson. Accessible and fairly creative jazz, conservative for the early '50s but still quite enjoyable.

Tab Smith - Ace High [Recorded 1952-1953] (1992)

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Tab Smith - Ace High [Recorded 1952-1953] (1992)

Tab Smith - Ace High [Recorded 1952-1953] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 340 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Jump Blues, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DD-455)

During 1951-57, Tab Smith recorded extensively for the United label, and although he was initially popular (due to the hit record "Because of You"), nearly half of the 90 titles he cut went unissued. Delmark in their Tab Smith CD series plans to eventually come out with all of the performances. Their second Tab Smith release has 20 selections, including five songs being released for the first time. Smith, a former swing stylist who was best known in the R&B market during the 1950s, was not a honker like many others in the genre, and his mixture of relatively gentle stomps and ballads is appealing. The distinctive altoist (who takes four vocals) is often joined by Sonny Cohn (mistakenly listed as "Sammy Cohn") or Irving Woods on trumpet and Leon Washington or Charlie Wright on tenor, along with a rocking rhythm section, on four complete sessions from 1952-53. Fun if not essential music.

Judy Garland - Lost Tracks, Vol. 2: 1936-1967 (2019)

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Judy Garland - Lost Tracks, Vol. 2: 1936-1967 (2019)

Judy Garland - Lost Tracks, Vol. 2: 1936-1967 (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 554 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 362 Mb | Covers included | 02:37:18
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Oldies, Female Vocal | Label: JSP Records

The long-awaited sequel to 2010's groundbreaking 4-CD set "Judy Garland Lost Tracks: 1929-1959," "Judy Garland Lost Tracks 2 - 1936-1967" features a whopping 40 new-to-CD tracks. In the years between the two releases many new, previously unreleased and/or thought-lost Garland recordings have been discovered. Also during that time, audio restoration software has advanced to the point that, as in the capable hands of audio engineer John H. Haley, "old" recordings can now sound better than ever thought possible.

Tab Smith - Jump Time [Recorded 1951-1952] (1991)

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Tab Smith - Jump Time [Recorded 1951-1952] (1991)

Tab Smith - Jump Time [Recorded 1951-1952] (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 338 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Jump Blues, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DD-447)

Altoist Tab Smith, who first gained recognition with Count Basie's orchestra in the mid-'40s, became an unexpected R&B star in the early '50s, thanks in large part to his hit version of "Because of You." Between 1951-1957, Smith recorded 90 songs for the United Record Company, of which only 48 were issued. Delmark, in their CD reissue series, came out with all of the music in chronological order. This first release has the initial 20 (including the hit), and Tab Smith sounds fine on the sweet ballads, blues, and concise jump tunes. The backup crew includes trumpeter Sonny Cohn, tenor Leon Washington, and either Lavern Dillon or Teddy Brannon on piano.

Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (1996) Reissue 2003

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Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (1996) Reissue 2003

Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (1996) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb
Label: Concord Jazz | # SACD-1018-6 | Time: 00:55:11 | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Holidays

Although Rosemary Clooney had a major part in the famous film White Christmas back in 1954, this was her first full Christmas album and it was a big seller when it was released late in 1996. From the jazz standpoint, there is not much here, as Clooney is accompanied by a huge orchestra conducted and mostly arranged by Peter Matz. Although there are a few brief solos from altoist Gary Foster, tenor saxophonist Dan Higgins, trombonist Chauncey Welsch and trumpeter Warren Luening, the music is essentially nostalgic middle-of-the-road pop with Clooney joined on several numbers by the Earl Brown Singers (who also take brief a cappella versions of some veteran Christmas tunes); one tune apiece features appearances by Michael Feinstein and Rosemary's brother Nick Clooney. But jazz content aside, Rosemary Clooney is in good voice, and the heartfelt emotions that she expresses on these Yuletide favorites communicate quite well.

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.

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: Frémeaux & Associés | # FA5194 | Time: 02:00:41
Classic Jazz, Early Jazz, Swing, Bop, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues

During its classic period, jazz saw the emergence of numerous regular small formations which successfully encouraged improvisation, enabling their best soloists a freedom of expression without any of the constraints of a big band. Jacques Morgantini allows us to discover this decisive period in the evolution of Jazz with this 36 tracks CD set featuring a 32 pages booklet.

VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015) [Analogue Productions] Re-Up

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VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015) [Analogue Productions] Re-Up

VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015)
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:10
Holidays, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 094 SA

Worthy of audiophile treatment. Not every Christmas tune meets that high standard. But each song on this SACD, with each song chosen by Acoustic Sounds owner and CEO Chad Kassem, sound better than it ever has before. These are some of the most familiar - and well-recorded - Christmas tracks ever. We feel we're bringing you a record that you and your family will enjoy every year forevermore. These truly are The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas. From the peaceful solemnity of Harry Simeone Chorale's "The Little Drummer Boy" to the festive spirit of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas brings you the very best examples of holiday songs ever recorded. With wonderful music in abundance, this Christmas compilation offers a celebration of the season's most joyous and cherished songs. Truly, Christmas has never sounded better!

Parov Stelar - Voodoo Sonic (The Album) (2020)

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Parov Stelar - Voodoo Sonic (The Album) (2020)

Parov Stelar - Voodoo Sonic (The Album) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 66:54 | 438 Mb
Genre: Electro Swing, Nu Jazz / Label: Etage Noir Recordings

The Voodoo Universe is now complete! The masterpiece combining the Trilogy 1-3 will be released on November 27th and is a magnificent work show of the multifaceted genius.Concerts by successful musicians often have an air of church-mass: Fans pay homage to their idols, hailing them, giving the impression of following them blindly. Parov Stelar, a globally successful musician from Austria, is one such artist.Is this art of seduction a kind of Voodoo, Black Magic even? Who can tell? It makes no difference whatsoever, as to his fans Parov Stelar easily passes as a High-Priest of grooves that perfectly understands how to put them in ecstasy. In Voodoo, Bondieu, a higher being communicates to the masses through priests called Loas. Parov Stelar manages to do so with his music.

Tony Bennett - The Classic Christmas Album (2011) [Re-Up]

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Tony Bennett - The Classic Christmas Album (2011) [Re-Up]

Tony Bennett - The Classic Christmas Album (2011)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia/Legasy | # 88697980842 | Time: 00:52:40
Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Christmas, Holidays

This collection features a sampling of four Tony Bennett Christmas albums – Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album, Our Favorite Things, Christmas with Tony Bennett, and A Swingin’ Christmas – released between 1968 and 2008. Highlights include such traditional holiday standards as "Silver Bells," "Silent Night," and "Winter Wonderland," plus “Christmas in Herald Square” taken from the album The Playground. This is a nice addition to any Christmas collection.

VA - Greatest Ever Sixties (4CD, 2020)

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VA - Greatest Ever Sixties (4CD, 2020)

VA - Greatest Ever Sixties (4CD, 2020)
FLAC tracks | 3:48:50 | 1,22 Gb
Genre: 60s, Easy Listening, Pop, Jazz, Discography and Box Sets / Label: Union Square

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful Greatest Ever Sixties singers like The Monkees, Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, Freddie & The Dreamers and many more!

VA - Christmas With The Guys (2020)

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VA - Christmas With The Guys (2020)

VA - Christmas With The Guys (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 677 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 360 Mb | 02:35:02
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Pop, Xmas | Label: Big3

60 festive songs starting with Bing Crosby's best-selling single of all time and including all of the popular music giants of the 50s and 60s. Traditional Christmas carols stand alongside specifically written songs for the holiday season, mostly in an easy listening style, although some rock and roll songs have also been added to top it off.

VA - Christmas With The Girls (2020)

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VA - Christmas With The Girls (2020)

VA - Christmas With The Girls (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 743 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 373 Mb | 02:40:43
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Xmas, Female Vocal | Label: Big3

Here the most famous songs of the holiday season, sung by the most famous singers, are presented. Brenda Lee's “Rockin 'Around The Christmas Tree”, Judy Garland's “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and Eartha Kitt's “Santa Baby” are just three examples of the quality of the songs.

The Soulful Strings - Magic Of Christmas (1968) Remastered Reissue 2015

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The Soulful Strings - Magic Of Christmas (1968) Remastered Reissue 2015

The Soulful Strings - Magic Of Christmas (1968) Remastered 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:22
Easy Listening, Soul-Jazz, Holidays | Label: Real Gone Music | # RGM 0402

The Soulful Strings were without a doubt the hippest project ever to emerge from the 60s with the word Strings in its name. Brainchild of producer/arranger/bassist/songwriter (and genius) Richard Evans, the group was a far cry from the interchangeable outfits that flourished during the beautiful music era; instead, The Soulful Strings were actually composed of members of the Chess/Cadet label house band, including flautist Lennie Druss, guitarist Phil Upchurch, bassist/cellist Cleveland Eaton and harpist Dorothy Ashby, who laid down a tasty electric groove into which Evans stirred lush strings and unusual instrumentation like the kalimba and sitar. The result was a sound that resided at the crossroads of easy listening, jazz, R&B and exotica and, as one might expect from that description, every Soulful Strings release (they made seven albums) is treasured by cratediggers worldwide. This 1968 release was their highest-charting record at #35 on the charts, and appears on CD for the first time anywhere in the world, with liner notes by Gene Sculatti. The soundtrack to many a swingin 60s Christmas party.

Sun Ra - Of Abstract Dreams (2018)

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Sun Ra - Of Abstract Dreams (2018)

Sun Ra - Of Abstract Dreams (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:39:15 | 171 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Strut Records

Strut and Art Yard present another exclusive from the vast catalogue of cosmic jazz pioneer Sun Ra: a previously unreleased radio session most likely recorded at the WXPN FM radio studios in Philadelphia, 1974-5.