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James Brown - Try Me! (1959) {Universal Music Japan Mini LP UICY-9280 rel 2003}

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James Brown - Try Me! (1959) {Universal Music Japan Mini LP UICY-9280 rel 2003}

James Brown - Try Me! (1959) {Universal Music Japan Mini LP UICY-9280 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 141 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2003 Polydor / Universal Music Japan | UICY-9280 | Cardboard Sleeve | 24bit remastering | Mono
Funk / R'n'B / Soul / Funky Jam

Limited to 5000 copies.Paper sleeve. TRY ME, credited to James Brown and his Famous Flames was originally released as KING 12-635 in 1959. It was Brown's second album, and as with most of his non-live pre-1970's albums, it contains previously released singles. Here it's some of his final Federal and later-to-be King sides. Two of TRY ME's album-only cuts were later released as KING singles.

RCO - Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol 1, 1935-1950 (2002) {13CD Box Set Q Disc 97017, Limited Edition}

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RCO - Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol 1, 1935-1950 (2002) {13CD Box Set Q Disc 97017, Limited Edition}

RCO - Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol 1, 1935-1950 (2002) {13CD Box Set Q Disc 97017, Limited Edition}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.25 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.04 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 460 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1935-50, 2002 Radio Netherlands Music / Q Disc | 97017
Classical / Orchestral / Symphony / Romantic / Early 20th Century

Böhm was reported to have told the Wiener Philharmoniker towards the end of his life "I loved you as one can only love a woman". Listening to this boxset, capturing the Concertgebouworkest at the peak of its powers (between 1935 and June 1941), still at a commendable level (between July 1941 and 1944) before having to rebuild from the ashes of war (1945 to 1947) to finally come back to the highest level (1949-1950), the careful auditor has history in the making unfolding with its drama, its joys, but essentially its incommensurable beauty.

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Enroute (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9961}

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Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Enroute (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9961}

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Enroute (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9961}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 118 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1958, 2013 Mercury / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9961
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Cannonball Enroute is the sixth album by the jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, and his first released on the Mercury label, featuring performances with Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. Cannonball Adderley's enroute to a great jazz legacy here – stepping out in a groove that begins to show some of the soul jazz modes he was forging at the end of the 50s – a great change from the straighter bop styles of his early years! The lineup here is a wonderful early expression of the familiar Adderley groove – with brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – with Mance and Jones bringing an especially nice bottom end to the record – one that gets things moving in a very soulful way! Titles include "Porky", "Hoppin John", "That Funky Train", "I'll Remember April", and "18th Century Ballroom".

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Gospel (1956) Reissue 1991

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Aretha Franklin - Aretha Gospel (1956) Reissue 1991

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Gospel (1956) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 113 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb | Scans included
Gospel, Deep Soul | Label: MCA | # CHMD-91521 | Time: 00:31:38

R.I.P. Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)

Debut studio album by Great Aretha Franklin, Released in 1956 by JVB/Battle Records. The album was recorded live when Franklin was aged 14 at New Bethel Baptist Church, the church of her father Reverend C. L. Franklin. The album was originally issued on JVB LP 100 and Battle LP 6105. It is always known on Checker Records as Checker LPS-10009. Songs of Faith has been reissued many times under various names. It is known also as The Gospel Soul of Aretha Franklin, Aretha's Gospel, Precious Lord, You Grow Closer, Never Grow Old, and The First Album.

Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}

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Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}

Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 88 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 52 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 107 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2013 Norgran Records / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9484
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Clarinet

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24 bit digital remastering. Cardboard sleeve. Mono. David Stone Martin 10 inch Collector's Selection Series. Buddy DeFranco is one of the great clarinetists of all time and, until the rise of Eddie Daniels, he was indisputably the top clarinetist to emerge since 1940. It was DeFranco's misfortune to be the best on an instrument that after the swing era dropped drastically in popularity and, unlike Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, he has never been a household name for the general public.

Carmen McRae - When You're Away (1959 Japan Reissue) (1993)

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Carmen McRae - When You're Away (1959 Japan Reissue) (1993)

Carmen McRae - When You're Away (1959 Japan Reissue) (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 218 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 102 MB | Covers Included | 40:39
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: MCA Records | Catalog: MVCM-289

Carmen McRae always had a nice voice (if not on the impossible level of an Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan) but it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretations of lyrics that made her most memorable. She studied piano early on and had her first important job singing with Benny Carter's big band (1944), but it would be another decade before her career had really gained much momentum.

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

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Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 187 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 119 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster | Mono
© 1957, 2013 EmArcy / Mercury / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9960
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Swing / Saxophone

Sophisticated Swing is the fifth album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, and his fourth released on the EmArcy label, featuring performances with Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. A couple of decades ago Sophisicated Swing was the title of an instrumental tune - by Will Hudson, if our memory holds up - and the music that corresponded with it had a certain sleekness that probably justified the title by the standards of that era. But today sophistication in jazz has a somewhat deeper meaning. The true jazz sophisticate has absorbed the lessons of a new musical generation, one that brought with it great advances in harmonic, melodic and rhythmic subtlety. The word "swing", too, has acquired a significance mare far-reaching than any of us could have imagined in the days of monotonous four-to-the-bar rhythm sections and comparatively limited and unimaginative syncopation.

Charles Mingus - The Complete Savoy and Period Master Takes (1954) {Fresh Sound Digital Download rel 2015}

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Charles Mingus - The Complete Savoy and Period Master Takes (1954) {Fresh Sound Digital Download rel 2015}

Charles Mingus - The Complete Savoy and Period Master Takes (1954) {Fresh Sound Digital Download rel 2015}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (deezer.com) -> 333 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 185 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2015 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 391
Jazz / Post Bop / Third Stream

The compositions herein are performed by two of the famed Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop groups and they are considered among his best recorded works. These 1954 recordings represent the grass roots from where all the innovative forms and expressions of tomorrows jazz conceived by Mingus really began. From then on, Mingus became the most influential composer and bassist of various generations in jazz history. After its first date, he said about the improvised interplay between every instrument: I feel that it is usually impossible to attempt such delicacies with musicians who do not enjoy the unusual freedom or understand the thought of the leading instrument. Teo Macero, John LaPorta, George Barrow and Mal Waldron, of course, are just as responsible as I am for the final construction.

VA - West Coast Winners: An Anthology Of Classic West Coast Blues & R&B 1953-1967 (1986) {Moonshine} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - West Coast Winners: An Anthology Of Classic West Coast Blues & R&B 1953-1967 (1986) {Moonshine} **[RE-UP]**

VA - West Coast Winners: An Anthology Of Classic West Coast Blues & R&B 1953-1967 (1986) {Moonshine}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 146 mb
Genre: blues

West Coast Winners: An Anthology Of Classic West Coast Blues & R&B 1953-1967 is a 1986 compilation album released by Moonshine Records. The title is self-explanatory but song songs are sourced from vinyl, some are not. This was pressed in the Netherlands and may be of unofficial origin.

Benny Goodman - Live At Carnegie Hall (1950) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)

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Benny Goodman - Live At Carnegie Hall (1950) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)

Benny Goodman - Live At Carnegie Hall (1950) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 341 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 248 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS Records (CBS 450983 2)

In jazz, live recordings not only document an artist or group's sound in its purest form but, in rare cases, herald the arrival of a musical genre. That's the case with this invaluable, two-CD collection that captures clarinetist Benny Goodman's historic 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, which exemplified the so-called "swing era." Originally released in 1950, it contains rare commentary from Goodman and music from the entire event, which was a unique mix of formality and spontaneity. Goodman's perfect intonation and lyrical improvisation front the big band here, featuring the smooth solos of trumpeter Harry James, the percussive power of Gene Krupa - jumping the blues on "Don't Be That Way" - and the Fletcher Henderson - arranged "Sometimes I'm Happy" and "One O'Clock Jump"…

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra - At Town Hall (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #14of27)

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The Thelonious Monk Orchestra - At Town Hall (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #14of27)

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra - At Town Hall (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #14of27)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 461 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 177 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 373 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 1959, 2007 Concord / Riverside | 0888072301900
Jazz / Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano

Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary and arguably the most respected of all jazz producers, Orrin Keepnews.

Frank Sinatra - The Voice (1955) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Frank Sinatra - The Voice (1955) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Frank Sinatra - The Voice (1955)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 150 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 87 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 1 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.29 Gb
Columbia, CL-743 | Mono | Easy Listening, Vocal Pop

Most of the Sinatra recordings available during the 1950s consisted of his contemporary work for Capitol Records. But every so often his former label, Columbia Records, would get something together on LP from among his '40s and early-'50s sides. The Voice was one of a handful of '50s long-players showcasing the first phase of Sinatra's solo career, and at the time it wowed listeners – the focus is on the ballads, and the dozen represented here constitute a bumper crop of classics, all resplendent in the singer's richest, most overpowering intonation and most delicately nuanced work…

Roy Acuff - Once More It's Roy Acuff/King Of Country Music (1959/1962) {2004 Ace} **[RE-UP]**

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Roy Acuff - Once More It's Roy Acuff/King Of Country Music (1959/1962) {2004 Ace} **[RE-UP]**

Roy Acuff - Once More It's Roy Acuff/King Of Country Music (1959/1962) {2004 Ace}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 268 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 140 mb
Genre: country

Once More It's Roy Acuff/King Of Country Music is a 2004 compilation CD by Roy Acuff. Released by Ace Records in the UK, this CD gathers two different albums by Acuff, 1959's Once More - It's Roy Acuff and 1962's King Of Country Music, both originally released on the Hickory label. The CD was remastered by Duncan Cowell.

Chet Atkins - Chet Atkins In Hollywood (1959) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Chet Atkins - Chet Atkins In Hollywood (1959) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Chet Atkins - Chet Atkins In Hollywood (1959)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 203 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 84 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.51 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.24 Gb
2005 | Classic Records, LSP-1993 | Easy Listening, Country Rock

If the cover of At Home evokes the 1950s, the music on In Hollywood is the 1950s: a warm, cozy, sophisticated album of mood music in the best sense. Yet this is not an album of film music (though a handful of film themes turn up). Rather, it is exactly what the title indicates: Chet Atkins recording an album in a Hollywood studio, as opposed to the familiar haunts of Nashville…

Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997

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Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997

Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 221 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fantasy, Original Jazz Classics | # 3-227, OJCCD-950-2 | Time: 00:40:23
Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vibraphone Jazz, Latin Jazz

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader took a brief vacation from playing Afro-Cuban jazz to record this fine straight-ahead bop set. The 1956 LP matches Tjader with the underrated but always swinging pianist Gerald Wiggins, bassist Eugene Wright (shortly before he joined the Dave Brubeck Quartet), and drummer Bill Douglass. They perform four basic originals (two apiece by Wiggins and Wright) and five standards, including a swinging "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Our Love Is Here to Stay." On this date, more than almost any other one, Tjader displays his debt to Milt Jackson's style.