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Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957) {2017 2CD Set Reissued & Expanded Craft Recordings - CR00012}

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Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957) {2017 2CD Set Reissued & Expanded Craft Recordings - CR00012}

Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957) {2017 2CD Set Reissued & Expanded Craft Recordings - CR00012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 348 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 184 Mb
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© 1957, 2017 Craft Recordings / Concord Music | CR00012
Rock & Roll / Early R&B

Little Richard had been making records for four years before he rolled into Cosimo Matassa's J&M Studio in New Orleans and cut the epochal "Tutti Frutti" in the fall of 1955, but everything else he'd done – and much of what others had recorded – faded into insignificance when Richard wailed "A wop bop a loo mop a lomp bomp bomp" and kicked off one of the first great wailers in rock history. In retrospect, Little Richard's style doesn't seem so strikingly innovative as captured in 1956's Here's Little Richard – his boogie-woogie piano stylings weren't all that different from what Fats Domino had been laying down since 1949, and his band pumped out the New Orleans backbeat that would define the Crescent City's R&B for the next two decades, albeit with precision and plenty of groove.

Sarah Vaughan - The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury Vol. 1 & 2 (1986)

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Sarah Vaughan - The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury Vol. 1 & 2 (1986)

Sarah Vaughan - The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury Vol. 1 & 2 (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 09:18:44 | 2,95 Gb
Vocal Jazz | Label: Mercury Records

Sarah Vaughan recorded extensively for Mercury/EmArcy during the 1950s and 1960s. Through much of that time, Vaughan's operatic voice was matched against overripe orchestrations or arrangements more suitable to a pop icon than one of the most versatile instruments in history.

Fritz Lehmann & Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Nine Sacred Cantatas (1951/2018)

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Fritz Lehmann & Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Nine Sacred Cantatas (1951/2018)

Fritz Lehmann & Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Nine Sacred Cantatas (1951/2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:45:35 | 519 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Australian Eloquence

The complete cantata recordings of a Bach conductor who defined performance standards of these works in his day, newly remastered and compiled together for the first time on CD. In the generation of Bach interpreters before Karl Richter who brought his cantatas to an international audience, the name of Fritz Lehmann stands out: and indeed might still have eclipsed Richter but for his early death in 1956, at the age of just 51 and significantly just before the stereo era would move recorded music into a new era. Lehmann’s recorded legacy is nonetheless significant on its own terms, made mostly for Deutsche Grammophon and encompassing the Brahms’s German Requiem, and a Christmas Oratorio which he was recording at the time of his death, completed by Günther Arndt and now reissued by Eloquence (4827637).

VA - V-Disc: The Songs That Went To War (1992) (4CD Box Set) {Time-Life Music} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - V-Disc: The Songs That Went To War (1992) (4CD Box Set) {Time-Life Music} **[RE-UP]**

VA - V-Disc: The Songs That Went To War (4CD box) (1992) {Time-Life Music}
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MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 710 mb
Genre: jazz, pop

V-Disc: The Songs That Went To War is a 4CD box set released by Time-Life in 1992 that archives some of the V-Discs made during World War II. As the Wikipedia page indicates, "the records were produced for the use of United States military personnel overseas. Many popular singers, big bands and orchestras of the era recorded special V-Disc records. These 12-inch, vinyl 78 rpm gramophone recordings were created for the Army between October 1943 and May 1949. Navy discs were released between July 1944 and September 1945."

King Oliver - Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings (2006) {2CD Off The Record-Archeophone ARCH OTR-MM 6-C2}

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King Oliver - Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings (2006) {2CD Off The Record-Archeophone ARCH OTR-MM 6-C2}

King Oliver - Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings (2006) {2CD Off The Record-Archeophone ARCH OTR-MM 6-C2}
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© 1923, 2006 Off The Record / Archeophone Records | ARCH OTR-MM 6-C2
Jazz / Early Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Cornet

Because the personnel include Louis Armstrong, Lillian Hardin, and Johnny and Baby Dodds, the 1923 recordings of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, originally made for the Gennett, OKeh, Columbia, and Paramount labels, have been reissued numerous times as formats have changed and technology has improved. Here, the Canadian label Off the Record (distributed in the U.S. by Archeophone Records) puts 37 tracks on two CDs, having made transfers from the most pristine 78-rpm discs available.

Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}

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Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}

Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}
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© 1956, 1991 Capitol Records / EMI-Toshiba Japan | TOCJ-5407 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Soul Jazz / Piano

While its title and cover certainly suggest a record firmly in the bachelor pad/lounge music camp, Cool and Sparkling: The Liquid Sounds of Paul Smith nevertheless boasts a melodic ingenuity and technical emphasis that reward deeper listening. What keyboardist Smith dubs "liquid sound" is in fact a space-age pop precursor to soul-jazz, with an energy and groove all its own. Aided by clarinetist Abe Most, guitarist Tony Rizzi, and bassist Sam Cheifitz, Smith is too good a player and too clever a composer to settle for mere background music – structure is as important here as sound, and while Cool and Sparkling blends effortlessly with its surroundings, it never sacrifices substance for style.

Earl Hines - Fine & Dandy (1949) {Vogue 74321115082 rel 1992}

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Earl Hines - Fine & Dandy (1949) {Vogue 74321115082 rel 1992}

Earl Hines - Fine & Dandy (1949) {Vogue 74321115082 rel 1992}
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© 1949, 1992 Vogue | 74321115082
Jazz / Stride / Classic Jazz / Piano

The close of 1949 is a rich era for french jazz lovers. One after the other, Sidney Bechet, Buck Clayton, Louis Armstrong, Willie "The Lion" Smith and Coleman Hawkins tour de France. After years of privacy, ther's lots to be heard again. The one everybody is expecting is obviously Louis Armstrong, who had been in Europe the year before, and whose reputation reaches further than the circle of the happy few. At salle Pleyel, on November 3, the "King of Jazz" plays with the same sextet as the year before, with the exception of Cozy Cole on drums, who replaces Big Sid Catlett.

The Horace Silver Quintet - Finger Poppin' (1959) [Reissue 2003] (Repost)

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The Horace Silver Quintet - Finger Poppin' (1959) [Reissue 2003] (Repost)

The Horace Silver Quintet - Finger Poppin' (1959) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note Records (7243 5 42304 2 4)

Finger Poppin' was the first album Horace Silver recorded with the most celebrated version of his quintet, which featured trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, bassist Gene Taylor, and (this time around) drummer Louis Hayes. It's also one of Silver's all-time classics, perfectly blending the pianist's advanced, groundbreaking hard bop style with the winning, gregarious personality conveyed in his eight original tunes. Silver always kept his harmonically sophisticated music firmly grounded in the emotional directness and effortless swing of the blues, and Finger Poppin' is one of the greatest peaks of that approach…

Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}

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Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}

Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}
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© 1956, 1989 Savoy Jazz / SJ Records | ZDS 1191
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Swing / Trumpet

Before it was more common for jazz players like Wynton Marsalis to play both jazz and the "straight" music from stage, screen, and concert hall, trumpeter Joe Wilder broke the mold as a regular in Broadway pit bands and as a staff musician at ABC-TV from 1957-1973. After fleshing out his formal studies via stints with Lionel Hampton, Jimmie Lunceford, Lucky Millander, and Count Basie, Wilder augmented his "day job" at ABC with several dates as a leader. This 1956 Savoy session finds him in the sympathetic company of pianist Hank Jones, bassist Wendell Marshall, and drummer Kenny Clarke.

Dinah Washington - The Swingin' Miss "D" (1957) [Reissue 1998]

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Dinah Washington - The Swingin' Miss "D" (1957) [Reissue 1998]

Dinah Washington - The Swingin' Miss "D" (1957) [Reissue 1998]
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Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (314 558 074-2)

Dinah Washington was accompanied by an orchestra organized and conducted by Quincy Jones on this 1957 album, and she was singing to arrangements mostly written by the young bandleader, swing charts of pop standards by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. The result had much in common with the swing albums of Frank Sinatra in the same period, especially because Jones' arrangements were heavily influenced by Billy May and Nelson Riddle. Sinatra's records were regarded as "pop, " of course, and Washington's, at least when released on the EmArcy subsidiary of Mercury Records, as "jazz, " but her precise articulation and attention to lyrical meaning left little room for improvisation, and while Jones allowed for brief solos from a band that included Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, Urbie Green, and Milt Hinton…

John Handy - In the Vernacular (1959) & No Coast Jazz (1960) [Reissue 2011]

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John Handy - In the Vernacular (1959) & No Coast Jazz (1960) [Reissue 2011]

John Handy - In the Vernacular (1959) & No Coast Jazz (1960) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 440 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 193 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 647)

The two albums on this CD were the first John Handy recorded as a leader. This young alto saxophonist he also plays tenor on the first album -from Texas had gained exposure and experience working with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston in 1959. They taught me self-confidence, he said, and these recordings are full of it. His flawlessly controlled playing is strong and inventively contemporary without succumbing to the tyranny of Bird. For his well-received leader debut, In the Vernacular, he shared the front line with the brilliant trumpeter Richard Williams supported by a near-perfect rhythm section with pianist Roland Hanna…

Various Artists - Swampland Jewels (2017) {Yep Roc Records YEP-2498}

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Various Artists - Swampland Jewels (2017) {Yep Roc Records YEP-2498}

Various Artists - Swampland Jewels (2017) {Yep Roc Records YEP-2498}
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© 2017 Goldband Records / Yep Roc Records | YEP-2498
Americana / Cajun / Zydeco / Rock 'N' Roll / Rhythm And Blues / Southwest Louisiana

A compilation of classic Cajun music from Goldband Records - one of the most vital and important documentarians of endemic southern music in the 20th century - Swampland Jewels features recordings by Jo-El Sonnier, Boozoo Chavis, Iry LeJune, Jr., and Cleveland Crochet. With packaging that features the original bikini-clad-girl-riding-a-giant-crawfish album art, the compilation features 12 tracks from the original LP and CD releases, seven newly discovered tracks, and includes liner notes by Weiss on the history of Goldband Records and founder Eddie Shuler.

Vic Damone - Albums Collection 1956-1965 (5CD) 10 Classic Albums on 5CDs, Remastered Reissue 1997-2003

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Vic Damone - Albums Collection 1956-1965 (5CD) 10 Classic Albums on 5CDs, Remastered Reissue 1997-2003

Vic Damone - Albums Collection 1956-1965 (5CD)
10 Classic Albums on 5CDs, Remastered Reissue 1997-2003

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.9 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 848 Mb | Scans includes
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Time: 05:42:25

R.I.P. Mr. Vic Damone (June 12, 1928 – February 11, 2018)

Vic Damone was an American traditional pop and big band singer, actor, radio and television presenter, and entertainer who is best known for his performances of songs such as "You're Breaking My Heart" (a number one hit), the number four hit "On the Street Where You Live" (from My Fair Lady), and "My Heart Cries for You" (also No. 4).

Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998)

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Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998)

Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,71 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 729 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Analogue Productions (APJ 037)

Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, these albums provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land…

The Poll Winners: Barney Kessei with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown - s/t (1957) {2000 20bit K2 Super Coding} **[RE-UP]**

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The Poll Winners: Barney Kessei with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown - s/t (1957) {2000 20bit K2 Super Coding} **[RE-UP]**

The Poll Winners: Barney Kessei with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown - s/t (1957) [FLAC] {2000 20bit K2 Super Coding}
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MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 117 mb
Genre: jazz

The Poll Winners consist of Barney Kessei, Shelly Manne and Ray Brown. The album was released on the Contemporary label. This CD pressing from 2000 is the 20bit K2 Super Coding pressing released by Fantasy.