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Memphis Slim and His House Rockers - The Come Back [Recorded 1952-1954] (2002)

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Memphis Slim and His House Rockers - The Come Back [Recorded 1952-1954] (2002)

Memphis Slim and His House Rockers - The Come Back [Recorded 1952-1954] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE-762)

Collectors will be thrilled to learn that The Come Back contains 11 previously unreleased tracks, but even those who aren't hardcore collectors will find that this CD paints an exciting picture of Slim's two years at United.
Like John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim was very much a label-hopper - from the '40s to the '80s, it was safe to assume that the singer/pianist wouldn't stay at one label for too long. In the '50s, Slim did some of his best work for United, a Chicago-based indie whose catalog has since been acquired by Delmark (another Windy City label). Slim's United period of 1952-1954 is the focus of The Come Back, a 20-track collection that Delmark assembled in 2002. This is a blues CD that has both jazz and rock appeal…

VA - U.S.A. All Stars in Berlin - February 1955 (1993/2013)

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VA - U.S.A. All Stars in Berlin - February 1955 (1993/2013)

VA - U.S.A. All Stars in Berlin - February 1955 (1993/2013)
FLAC (tracks) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 MB
1:11:28 | Jazz, Swing, Bop, Vocal | Label: Jazz Band Records

Step back in time to an electrifying night in February 1955, where some of America's finest jazz musicians graced the stage in Berlin, delivering performances that would resonate through the decades. This live album, "U.S.A. All Stars in Berlin - February 1955," captures the essence of that unforgettable evening, featuring a stellar lineup of jazz legends.

John Coltrane & Ray Draper Quintet - The Complete Ray Draper Quintet Sessions 1957-58 (2014)

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John Coltrane & Ray Draper Quintet - The Complete Ray Draper Quintet Sessions 1957-58 (2014)

John Coltrane & Ray Draper Quintet - The Complete Ray Draper Quintet Sessions 1957-58 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 354 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:16:34
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Acrobat Records

Now regarded as one of the most iconic figures in jazz history, back in the late 1950s John Coltrane was a regular ""gun for hire"" participating in many sessions by studio-assembled bands led by a wide array of leaders. None were more unusual than the two albums he recorded with Ray Draper, a truly unique exponent of modern jazz tuba. Although still in his teens, the prodigal brassman was already a member of drummer Max Roach's group and had begun to emerge as an equally promising composer, highlighted by the number of themes from his pen featured on these two sets. Recorded during Coltrane's celebrated ""sheets of sound"" period, Draper's brace of albums are noteworthy for their inclusion of three compositions written by the other twin-peak of modern jazz saxophone, Sonny Rollins, two of which Coltrane did not record elsewhere.

Billie Holiday - Billie's Best [Recorded 1952-1959] (1992)

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Billie Holiday - Billie's Best [Recorded 1952-1959] (1992)

Billie Holiday - Billie's Best [Recorded 1952-1959] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 513 943-2)

There is no end in sight to the debate over Billie Holiday's career as a vocalist: Is the essence of her art to be found in her early recordings for Columbia or in the recordings she made for Verve at the end of her short and, by all accounts, miserable life? The early work finds her in clearer voice and singing with energy and conviction, while in the later recordings her voice is ravaged, yet more soulful and perhaps more nuanced. In 1992 Verve made its case for the latter position by releasing a monumental ten-disc box set containing everything Holiday recorded for the company between 1945-1959, and simultaneously released this 16-track sampler as a palliative to those who didn't have 150 dollars lying around. Nothing here will settle the argument for good, but this album does offer a good cross section of the latter part of her career, from the small-ensemble work with pianists Oscar Peterson and Jimmy Rowles…

Amália Rodrigues - Amália Rodrigues Ao Vivo Café Luso 1955 - Olympia 1956 - Bobino 1960 (Restauración 2022) (2022)

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Amália Rodrigues - Amália Rodrigues Ao Vivo Café Luso 1955 - Olympia 1956 - Bobino 1960 (Restauración 2022) (2022)

Amália Rodrigues - Amália Rodrigues Ao Vivo Café Luso 1955 - Olympia 1956 - Bobino 1960 (Restauración 2022) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 691 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 352 MB
2:32:50 | Fado | Label: Lantower Records

"Amália Rodrigues - Amália Rodrigues Ao Vivo Café Luso 1955 - Olympia 1956 - Bobino 1960 (Restauración 2022)" is an album featuring live performances by the iconic Portuguese fado singer Amália Rodrigues. This album includes recordings from three different venues and years: Café Luso in 1955, Olympia in 1956, and Bobino in 1960. The 2022 restoration likely enhances the audio quality of these historical performances, bringing a fresh and refined listening experience to fans of Amália Rodrigues and fado music.

Lotte Schöne - The Complete Lotte Schöne (2020)

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Lotte Schöne - The Complete Lotte Schöne (2020)

Lotte Schöne - The Complete Lotte Schöne (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, full scans) - 1.06 GB
5:48:52 | Classical, Opera | Label: Marston

Lotte Schöne is one of those singers whose personality shines through the shellac: joyful, expressive, and bubbly. She was loved by audiences in Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, Paris, and London. Being Jewish, she left Berlin in 1933, but continued to sing in Vienna and Paris until 1938. At the outbreak of World War II, Schöne took refuge in a small village in the French Alps, where she stayed in hiding until 1945. After the war she gave occasional concerts and sang one performance in 1948 at the Berlin State Opera. She spent the remainder of her life living outside of Paris with her son and grandchildren. Lotte Schöne’s records are highly prized, especially her acoustic discs. This set contains all of her known recordings for Vox, Odeon, and the Gramophone Company, including six unpublished Odeon sides made just before the company’s conversion from the acoustic to the electric recording process, and four unpublished Gramophone Company sides of Hugo Wolf songs recorded in 1934. The set concludes with a delightful group of non-commercial discs made for her family, and a substantial offering of German and French songs recorded late in her career for French and German Radio in 1948 and 1950. This is the first time that Lotte Schöne’s complete extant recordings can be heard in one compilation. The booklet includes rare photos, an evaluation of Schöne’s recordings by Michael Aspinall, and a personal essay by the noted French author, André Tubeuf, written in English especially for this Marston Records release.

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Complete 1956 South American Tour Recordings (2015)

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Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Complete 1956 South American Tour Recordings (2015)

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Complete 1956 South American Tour Recordings (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 932 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 359 Mb | 02:26:47
Jazz, Big Band, Bop | Label: Solar Records

This release presents all existing live recordings by the legendary mid-fifties Dizzy Gillespie big Band made during their 1956 South American tour. The short-lived group featured such talents as Quincy Jones, Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Al Grey, Phil Woods, Benny Golson and Wynton Kelly. Also included here are two sambas recorded in Rio de Janeiro by the trumpeter with a Brazilian orchestra, as well as four amazing tracks featuring Diz in Buenos Aires with the tango orchestra of Osvaldo Fresedo.

Johnny Guitar Watson - Masters of Folk Presents Johnny Guitar Watson (2024 Remastered) (2024)

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Johnny Guitar Watson - Masters of Folk Presents Johnny Guitar Watson (2024 Remastered) (2024)

Johnny Guitar Watson - Masters of Folk Presents Johnny Guitar Watson (2024 Remastered) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 MB
1:15:20 | Soul, Blues, Funk | Label: BDMUSIC

"Masters of Folk Presents Johnny Guitar Watson (2024 Remastered)" is a recent release that features the work of Johnny "Guitar" Watson, a renowned guitarist, singer, and songwriter known for his influence on blues, soul, and funk music. This album is part of the "Masters of Folk" series and includes remastered versions of Watson's classic tracks, aiming to bring enhanced audio quality to his innovative and eclectic music.

VA - A Real Cool Cat (2020)

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VA - A Real Cool Cat (2020)

VA - A Real Cool Cat (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 300 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 MB
1:08:29 | Rockabilly, Hillbilly, Honky Tonk, Western Swing | Label: Atomicat Records

The pleasing array of artists on 'A Real Cool Cat' include the lesser known; Hugh Friar, Ken Marvin, Joe Price, Jack Smedley onto names who are internationally known; Frankie Miller, Jim Reeves, Lattie Moore, Red Foley, The Delmore Brothers and Stonewall Jackson to give you an inkling of the Country Bop flavour. The aim of these albums is to; entertain, introduce people to the various styles of Hillbilly and Rustic Bop tempo music, fill in gaps in people's collections and make enjoyable albums which are full of quality songs and no-fillers. These are albums compiled by rocking people, for rocking people. The musical emphasis of the series is on the 'Bop Beat' tempo and it is certain that, one person's Bop Beat can be another person's Jive Rhythm, and different countries and personal interpretation of the music is clearly acknowledged. Therefore, the music is here to be played enjoyed and not strictly categorised. This 'Atomicat' series of albums is compiled by well-known Dee Jay and face on the music scene Mark Armstrong, who has been Dee Jaying since his early teen years. Our albums have; stunning design, sleeve notes, 28 songs, mastered for the best possible sound available. The disc is housed in an attractively constructed cardboard sleeve, specially designed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly. The album is great to play at home and perfect for Dee Jays who will find good dance-floor filling songs. The album is great to play at home and perfect for Dee Jays who will find good dance-floor filling songs.

Louis Armstrong - Pops is Tops: The Verve Studio Albums (2017)

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Louis Armstrong - Pops is Tops: The Verve Studio Albums (2017)

Louis Armstrong - Pops is Tops: The Verve Studio Albums (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,21 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 641 Mb | 04:39:39
Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records

This 4CD set includes I’ve Got the World on a String, Louis Under the Stars, Louis Armstrong meets Oscar Peterson with bonus tracks for each. Additionally, digital album, A Day With Satchmo, will be available on physical format for the first time. These three Louis Armstrong albums & much more, all recorded during an extraordinary few days in August & October 1957, resulting in some of Pops’ best material, a legendary artist on a legendary label.

VA - The Swingin' Sound Of Easy Listening (2008)

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VA - The Swingin' Sound Of Easy Listening (2008)

VA - The Swingin' Sound Of Easy Listening (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) -1.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 773 MB
5:33:55 | Pop, Easy Listening, Jazz, Swing | Label: Reader's Digest

5 CD Box Set featuring all the greats of cool jazz and easy listening. 114 Tracks.

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) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Label: Original Blues Classics/Riverside | # OBCCD-542-2 (RLP-838) | Time: 00:42:48
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.

John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000

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John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000

John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 126 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Blues | Label: Vee-Jay/Collectables | # COL-CD-7100 | Time: 00:32:13

Winding through the literally hundreds of titles in John Lee Hooker's catalog is a daunting task for even the most seasoned and learned blues connoisseur. This is especially true when considering Hooker recorded under more than a dozen aliases for as many labels during the late '40s, '50s, and early '60s. I'm John Lee Hooker was first issued in 1959 during his tenure with Vee Jay and is "the Hook" in his element as well as prime. Although many of these titles were initially cut for Los Angeles-based Modern Records in the early '50s, the recordings heard here are said to best reflect Hooker's often-emulated straight-ahead primitive Detroit and Chicago blues styles. The sessions comprising the original 12-track album – as well as the four bonus tracks on the 1998 Charly CD reissue – are taken from six sessions spread over the course of four years (1955-1959). Hooker works both solo – accompanied only by his own percussive guitar and the solid backbeat of his foot rhythmically pulsating against plywood – as well as in several different small-combo settings.

VA - Dinner Party Jazz: The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Remastered) (2017)

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VA - Dinner Party Jazz: The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Remastered) (2017)

VA - Dinner Party Jazz: The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Remastered) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 922 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 494 MB
3:34:57 | Jazz, Instrumental | Label: Big 3

60 tracks to accompany any soiree, or for any time of day or night, an eclectic mix of classic Jazz tunes, vocal and instrumental, performed by the very cream of the genre.

VA - Stranded In The USA: Early Songs Of Emigration (2004)

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VA - Stranded In The USA: Early Songs Of Emigration (2004)

VA - Stranded In The USA: Early Songs Of Emigration (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB
1:14:49 | Folk | Label: Trikont

This fascinating collection was put together by archivist Christopher Wagner, who assembled these vintage 78 rpms recorded between 1922 and 1959 by all manner of emigrant musicians – each addressing the hopes, dreams, fears and confusions of starting a new life in a new world – into an amazing statement on diversity. Some 50 million people migrated from Europe to America in the 19th century, with millions more coming from the Far East, the West Indies, and points in between, all putting to the test the melting pot theory of American democracy, a theory that is, in many ways, still being tested. Consisting of selections by Irish string bands, Scandinavian folk ensembles, ragged street corner calypso orchestras, conjunto bands and so much more, Stranded in the USA holds a mirror to a vital period in U.S. history, and also sheds light on a nascent recording industry trying anything and everything to reach pocket audiences, a process that is difficult to imagine in a contemporary setting full of corporate multimedia giants more intent on selling culture than reflecting or serving it. This truly is the sound of America singing. Kudos to Trikont Records, a German label, for recognizing the importance of these tracks.