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Hamza El Din - Music of Nubia (1964)

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Hamza El Din - Music of Nubia (1964)

Hamza El Din - Music of Nubia (1964)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:29
World Music, Middle Eastern Folk, East African | Label: Vanguard | # VMD 79164

One of the first African musicians to gain widespread international recognition, Hamza El Din is a Nubian master of the oud, or the fretless lute. Western listeners are as likely as not to have been exposed to his work via the Grateful Dead, who played with him on-stage occasionally. (El Din also helped arrange the Dead's tour of Egypt.) He played an integral role in modernizing Nubian music, using his work to both evoke and tell stories of Nubian life. El Din was originally trained to be an engineer, but changed direction and enrolled in the Middle Eastern School of Music, where he began to compose his own songs. On a fellowship to study Western classical music in Rome, he met American Gino Foreman, who exposed Hamza's work to Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. This resulted in a contract with Vanguard. His mid-'60s debut, Al Oud – Instrumental and Vocal Music From Nubia, was one of the first "world music" recordings to achieve wide exposure in the West.

Count Basie - Li'l Ol' Groovemaker... Basie! (1963)

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Count Basie - Li'l Ol' Groovemaker... Basie! (1963)

Count Basie - Li'l Ol' Groovemaker… Basie! (1963)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 83 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (821 799-2)

Nine tracks of the Basie band in its prime playing music composed and arranged by Quincy Jones - that should be enough to tell you this is a superb album. All nine of the originals are virtually forgotten today but are very well-played by this veteran band. Although Frank Foster was still in the band, Eric Dixon (on tenor and flute) was starting to assert himself as a major solo voice while trumpeter Snooky Young has a few strong spots.

The Beach Boys - Symphony To God (2014)

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The Beach Boys - Symphony To God (2014)

The Beach Boys - Symphony To God (2014)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 141 mb
Genre: pop

Symphony To God is a 2014 Beach Boys compilation CD that was a fan-made project, focusing on music from the mid-1960's. Some will say it is arguably better than the albums the band made during that period, which may have saved Brian Wilson from going insane.

VA - Golden Retro Hits (2CD) (2008)

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VA - Golden Retro Hits (2CD) (2008)

VA - Golden Retro Hits (2CD) (2008)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 357 mb
Genre: pop, vocal jazz, soul, R&B, chanson, easy listening

Golden Retro Hit is a 2CD compilation made in Russia. While Marilyn Monroe cover may make some feel it is from the 1950's or early 1960's, some of the songs do not match with the photo so while diverse, it is more mixed up than anything. Some artist names and titles are incorrect but they are primarily the original songs. This was released by "East Records".

Jerry Goldsmith - Sebastian: Music From The Motion Picture (1968) Intrada Special Collection, Remastered & Expanded 2013

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Jerry Goldsmith - Sebastian: Music From The Motion Picture (1968) Intrada Special Collection, Remastered & Expanded 2013

Jerry Goldsmith - Sebastian: Music From The Motion Picture (1968)
Intrada Special Collection, Remastered & Expanded 2013
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 395 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume 250 | 01:17:27

Cool disc for Jerry Goldsmith fans! World premiere release in any format of complete original soundtrack from 1968 mod-era spy tale set within British Intelligence, directed by David Greene, starring Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Sir John Gielgud. World of then-high tech computers, soaring IQ's, secret codes and staff of crackerjack decoders captured by composer with meld of snappy rhythm, cool melody. Main theme, rooted firmly in major key, remains one of Goldsmith's most infectious. In balance is richly expressive trumpet line for more romantic side of tale. Mystery, suspense also plays solid role, especially in latter cues. Entire score presented from mono elements as heard in picture, courtesy Paramount Pictures. CD also offers cool extra treat! After exhaustive search, actual multi-track stereo masters for original 1968 Dot label album surface, courtesy UMG and Geffen, allowing first ever licensed release on CD. Stunning audio quality allows terrific presentation of classic record made by Goldsmith (and Dot producer Tom Mack) way back when! While a mere 25 minutes long, their album encapsulated major thematic material beautifully. And another extra!

VA - Christmas With Colonel Sanders (1969)

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VA - Christmas With Colonel Sanders (1969)

VA - Christmas With Colonel Sanders (1969)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 72 mb
Genre: Christmas, pop, easy listening, country, jazz, classical

Christmas With Colonel Sanders is a 1969 compilation made to help promote the American fast food chain known as Kentucky Fried Chicken. It doesn't feature Colonel Sanders singing anything but rather other artists sharing the gift of the holidays and maybe chicken. The liner notes were allegedly written by Colonel Harland Sanders but most likely not. This was released by RCA Victor.

The Mexicali Brass - Christmas With The Mexicali Brass (1964)

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The Mexicali Brass - Christmas With The Mexicali Brass (1964)

The Mexicali Brass - Christmas With The Mexicali Brass
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 63 mb
Genre: Christmas, easy listening, light jazz

Christmas With The Mexicali Brass is a 1964 Christmas album by The Mexicali Brass. THey were created by Crown Records to cash in on Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass but its musicians remain unknown, they are most likely Hollywood session musicians of unknown origins. This album has since become a charity shop/thrift store favorite for five decades.

Marvin Hamlisch - The Swimmer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) [Silver Age Classics, 2006]

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Marvin Hamlisch - The Swimmer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) [Silver Age Classics, 2006]

Marvin Hamlisch - The Swimmer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 245 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Film Score Monthly | # FSM vol.9 no.5 | Time: 00:35:58

Marvin Hamlisch's first feature film score – written while he was still a college student – remains one of the great debuts in soundtrack history: a work of remarkable maturity, 1968's The Swimmer is rich in contrast and scope, communicating the film's uncommon emotional complexity in stunningly clear detail. Hamlisch proves a master of both style and mood, shifting effortlessly from the poignant simplicity of the main theme to the effervescent jazz cut "Easy Four/Bubbles" to the soaring orchestral flourishes of "Hurdles." Like the new generation of filmmakers who redefined American cinema in the late '60s and early '70s, Hamlisch achieves a note-perfect balance between tradition and innovation, acknowledging the past masters of movie music even as he expands the parameters of the form. Film Score Monthly's superlative reissue includes excellent liner notes and a series of stills from the film. Highly recommended.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella In Hamburg (1965) [Reissue 2007]

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella In Hamburg (1965) [Reissue 2007]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella In Hamburg (1965) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (06025 1736824)

Ella Fitzgerald and the Tommy Flanagan Trio (the pianist is joined by bassist Keter Betts and drummer Gus Johnson) are in top form during this engaging 1965 concert in Hamburg, Germany. She's at her best singing classic material such as the uptempo "That Old Black Magic" and a strutting take of "And the Angels Sing" (not a song typically associated with Fitzgerald). She is also very effective on ballads such as "Body and Soul," "Here's That Rainy Day," and "Angel Eyes." Even though liner note writer implies that the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" is a great jazz vehicle, it is actually a resounding dud here, as was often the case when the singer ventured into covering rock hits of the '60s and '70s…

The Human Instinct - Burning Up Years (1969)

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The Human Instinct - Burning Up Years (1969)

The Human Instinct - Burning Up Years (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Sunbeam Records, SBRCD5081 | RU | ~ 194 or 98 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 9.33 Mb
Acid Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues-Rock | Unofficial Release

The Human Instinct have a cult reputation as one of New Zealand's finest bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s. After hearing their debut, one's tempted to say that the cult has survived in large part because so few people have heard them. For the most part it's wanky period blues-rock, heavily Hendrix- and (to a lesser extent) Cream-influenced…

Roger Bunn - Piece Of Mind (1969) [Japan (mini LP) CD 2013]

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Roger Bunn - Piece Of Mind (1969) [Japan (mini LP) CD 2013]

Roger Bunn - Piece Of Mind (1969) [Japan (mini LP) CD 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 430 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 205 Mb | Scans | 139 Mb | 01:16:06
Air Mail Archive | AIRAC-1690
Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Experimental

This is an excellent reissue of this great British LP from 1969. On tap is a diverse mix of folk, non-commercial pop, and prog, all with psych influences, and some featuring flute and sitar. Also included are 8 bonus tracks recorded slightly later.

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.

The Velvet Underground & Nico - Unripened (2007)

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The Velvet Underground & Nico - Unripened (2007)

The Velvet Underground & Nico - Unripened (2007)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 103 mb
Genre: art rock, classic rock

Unripened is the title given to a bootleg of the Norman Dolph acetate of songs that would be recorded for the debut album by The Velvet Underground & Nico. Most of these versions are different from what would be released, and this is why the acetate had went for a lot of money when discovered in 2006.

Stan Getz - Focus (1961)

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Stan Getz - Focus (1961)

Stan Getz - Focus (1961)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 215 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 76 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (821 982-2)

A year or two shy of his bossa nova success, Stan Getz set his mind to improvising against a backdrop of darkish yet scintillating string charts. The orchestral muscle was provided by arranger Eddie Sauter; the heady and fluid horn lines, of course, came from Getz. The jazz star might have been all airy samba fog to some, but on this classic date he really showed his expansive horn talents: whether leaping and yelping on such galvanizing sides as "I'm Late, I'm Late" or ingeniously responding to the many shades heard in a grand ballad like "I Remember When," Getz is never short on ideas or panache. Admittedly Getz's most challenging date and arguably his finest moment, Focus roams the vast jazz landscape outside of bop and boogaloo to fabulous and memorable effect.

The Beatles - Songs For Eleanor (2CD) (200x) {Secret Trax}

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The Beatles - Songs For Eleanor (2CD) (200x) {Secret Trax}

The Beatles - Songs For Eleanor (2CD) (200x) {Secret Trax}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 286 mb
Genre: pop rock

Songs For Eleanor is a 2CD bootleg by British pop group The Beatles. It consists of mixes, alternate mixes, outtakes, and demos of songs recorded for the 1965 movie and soundtrack to what was to be called Eight Arms TO Hold You. what would be changed to Help!. These tracks were taken from different sources but sound brilliant. This was put together by Secret Trax.