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Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}

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Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}

Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}
XLD rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb | Full Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1998 Verve / PolyGram | 557 447-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Big Band / Organ Hammond B3

Sessions like this are proof that Jimmy was one of the most fantastic organ players ever – as his work with large arrangements (supplied here by Claus Ogerman) always seems to groove better than his work with small combos. His sound is impeccable, and he soars ahead of the rest of the orchestra with hard biting soulful solos that are just amazing. Titles include "The Ape Woman", "Any Number Can Win", "G'Won Train", "Tubs", and "Ruby". Packaged in a nice groovy gatefold, too!

Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure (1963) {Impulse! Japan MVCJ-19111 rel 1998}

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Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure (1963) {Impulse! Japan MVCJ-19111 rel 1998}

Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure (1963) {Impulse! Japan MVCJ-19111 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 218 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 184 Mb | 5% repair rar | 20bit K2 Mastering
© 1963, 1998 Impulse! / MCA Records / Universal Victor Japan | MVCJ-19111
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Vibes

A great record – and one that's filled with so many wonderful little moments! The whole thing's a very cool, very off-beat set of jazz tracks recorded by vibist Gary McFarland, with a group that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Richie Kamuca on tenor, and Steve Swallow on bass – a lineup that's as quirky as the sound of the record! The tunes are quite different than some of Gary's larger arrangements for Verve, but they've definitely got a very similar charm – quite groovy, and a unique blend of bossa influences, west coast jazz, modal rhythms, and other wonderful touches. Tracks include "Pecos Pete", "Hello To The Season", "Schlock-House Blues", and "Love Theme From David & Lisa".

Fats Domino - I've Been Around: The Complete Imperial and ABC-Paramount Recordings (2019) {12CD Set, Bear Family BCD17579}

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Fats Domino - I've Been Around: The Complete Imperial and ABC-Paramount Recordings (2019) {12CD Set, Bear Family BCD17579}

Fats Domino - I've Been Around: The Complete Imperial and ABC-Paramount Recordings (2019) {12CD Set, Bear Family BCD17579}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 4.11 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.67 Gb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1948-65, 2015 Bear Family Records | BCD 17579
Early Rhythm & Blues / Rock & Roll / New Orleans R&B / Swamp-Pop / Piano Blues

We could have taken the easy way out. The original 1993 box set was out of stock. We could simply have printed more copies and filled orders. Of course, we didn’t. This is Bear Family Records and we don’t take shortcuts. We’ve invested more than 1000 hours in re-writing, recompiling and re-mastering this box. The brilliant engineering by Christian Zwarg will leave you shaking your head in admiration. You won’t quite recognize some of your favorite Fats Domino tracks because they’ve never sounded this good.

The Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1958) + The Freshman Year (1961) [2LP in 1CD, 1999]

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The Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1958) + The Freshman Year (1961) [2LP in 1CD, 1999]

The Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1958) + The Freshman Year (1961) [2LP in 1CD, 1999]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM095-2 | Time: 01:08:00
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Harmony Vocal Group

In 1999, Collectors' Choice released Voices in Latin/The Freshman Year, which contained two complete albums – Voices in Latin (1958, originally released on Capitol) and The Freshman Year (1961, originally released on Capitol) – by the Four Freshmen on one compact disc.

Charlie Byrd - Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros (1962) {Riverside RCD-9436-2, 20-bit K2 Edition rel 2002}

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Charlie Byrd - Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros (1962) {Riverside RCD-9436-2, 20-bit K2 Edition rel 2002}

Charlie Byrd - Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros (1962) {Riverside RCD-9436-2, 20-bit K2 Edition rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2002 Riverside / Fantasy | RCD-9436-2 | 20-bit K2
Jazz / Bop / Bossa Nova / Brazilian Jazz / Guitar

In one of those fascinating twists that add to the magic of jazz, it was a mild-mannered, non-exotic. Virginia-born wizard of (primarily) the acoustic guitar who spearheaded the early-Sixties onslaught of bossa nova on the music scene of this country. Charlie Byrd, fascinated by this Brazilian music while on a South American tour, became its most ardent advocate here. He first joined with Stan Getz for a trend-setting LP and then moved on to his own big hit with this Riverside album, highlighted by the best-selling, with-strings version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation."

Leo Wright - Soul Talk (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27230}

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Leo Wright - Soul Talk (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27230}

Leo Wright - Soul Talk (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27230}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 204 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 80 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1963, 2013 Vortex / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27230
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Playing in the traditional idiom of the lounge setting (Wright on alto sax and flute, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Gloria Coleman on organ, and Frankie Dunlap on drums) could be fairly boring and pat, not to mention little more than background for some prime rib and a bottle of Blue Nun. Wright steers his group away from that with balance, control and unmatched intuition from all his players.

George Gruntz - Jazz Goes Baroque (1964) & Jazz Goes Baroque 2 (1965) [Reissue 2012]

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George Gruntz - Jazz Goes Baroque (1964) & Jazz Goes Baroque 2 (1965) [Reissue 2012]

George Gruntz - Jazz Goes Baroque (1964) & Jazz Goes Baroque 2 (1965) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 526 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 194 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06025 2796529)

The original title of the album in the US was "Bach Humbug! Jazz Goes Baroque" on the Philips label which was released in 1964. It features George Gruntz on harpsichord, Klaus Doldinger on clarinet and sax, Emil Mangelsdorff on flute, Peter Trunk on bass and Klaus Weiss on drums. The performances are improvisations on classical Baroque themes by various composers including Telemann, Handel, Corelli, Couperin and others in a quartet/quintet format. But that's not all. This CD includes a second album, "Jazz Goes Baroque 2 - The Music of Italy". The second album is just as much fun with a different group of musicians backing Gruntz again on the harpsichord. The new digital stereo remastering by Universal Music is very good reflecting the recording technology of the time. If you enjoy the Classical/Jazz improvisations of Jacques Loussier, Pierre Gossez or The Swingle Singers, you will love this one!

Les Paul - The Legend And The Legacy (1948-1960) {4CD Box Set, Capitol Records C2-97654 rel 1991}

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Les Paul - The Legend And The Legacy (1948-1960) {4CD Box Set, Capitol Records C2-97654 rel 1991}

Les Paul - The Legend And The Legacy (1948-1960) {4CD Box Set, Capitol Records C2-97654 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 917 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 686 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1948-60, 1991 Capitol Records / EMI | C2-97654 | Capitol Masters
Jazz / Swing Jazz / Traditional Pop / Guitar / Vocal Pop

This is classic material. 4 CD's loaded with one song after another of magic guitar playing. The sound is terrific and Mary Ford adds great vocals to many of the cuts although there are also many instrumentals. The years covered here are from 1948 - 1957 and includes some portions of the Les Paul Radio Show with songs and dialogue between Les and Mary. In addition to being a guitar genius, Les Paul was also an inventor who developed a variety of techniques still used today (such as multi-tracking) and they are on display in this set of music. Wonderful music, great sound, terrific vocals. This is music made in a different era before rock took over the airwaves. There is nothing in your face about it and there is a 40's feel to the pop tunes but great music stands the test of time and this certainly qualifies. Highly recommended.

Grand Funk - The Best Of... (1993) {CEMA Special Markets}

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Grand Funk - The Best Of... (1993) {CEMA Special Markets}

Grand Funk - The Best Of… (1993) {CEMA Special Markets}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 230 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 86 mb
Genre: hard rock, classic rock

The Best Of Grand Funk is a 1993 compilation CD by Flint, Michigan rock trio Grand Funk, sometimes known as Grand Funk Railroad. This was a budget title released in Canada but some copies were made available in the rest of North American. This came out through Capitol Records' budget subsidiary label, CEMA Special Markets.

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) [MFSL UDSACD 2118] PROPER

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Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) [MFSL UDSACD 2118] PROPER

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2020 | MFSL UDSACD 2118 | ~ 205 or 86 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 164 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Hard Rock / Classic Rock

With its endless, droning minor-key riff and mumbled vocals, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is arguably the most notorious song of the acid rock era. According to legend, the group was so stoned when they recorded the track that they could neither pronounce the title "In the Garden of Eden" or end the track, so it rambles on for a full 17 minutes, which to some listeners sounds like eternity…

Brother Jack McDuff - Live! (1963) {Prestige PRCD-24147-2 rel 1994}

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Brother Jack McDuff - Live! (1963) {Prestige PRCD-24147-2 rel 1994}

Brother Jack McDuff - Live! (1963) {Prestige PRCD-24147-2 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 520 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1994 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24147-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

A retitled compilation of two of Jack McDuff's live albums from the '60s, Brother Jack McDuff Live! is an outstanding album, one of the purest examples ever of quite possibly the finest Hammond B3 organ player in the world. These recordings were made with McDuff's classic lineup: Red Holloway on tenor sax and flute, Joe Dukes on drums, and a young George Benson (long before he became a star making formulaic soul-pop albums in the '70s) on guitar.

VA - 100 Hits Lipstick On Your Collar (2017)

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VA - 100 Hits Lipstick On Your Collar (2017)

VA - 100 Hits Lipstick On Your Collar (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 04:09:00 | 870 Mb
Pop, Rock, Rock'n'Roll, | Label: Sony Music, Demon Music Group

Lipstick On Your Collar presents 100 Rock n’ Roll & Classic Love Songs from The Fifties & Sixties. The biggest songs from Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Connie Francis, Eddie Cochran and many more.

Paulinho da Viola - Paulinho da Viola (1968) {Odeon--EMI 8525032 rel 1996}

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Paulinho da Viola - Paulinho da Viola (1968) {Odeon--EMI 8525032 rel 1996}

Paulinho da Viola - Paulinho da Viola (1968) {Odeon–EMI 8525032 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968, 1996 Odeon / EMI Music Brasil | 852503 2
Jazz / Brazilian Jazz / Samba / Brazilian Pop / MPB

Classic samba by the master of classic samba, Paulinho da Viola. Having recorded and album called 'Samba de Madrugada' with his friend and partner Elden Medeiros a few years previous, this is actually Paulinho's first disc released under his own name. The liner notes contain a big chunk of autobiographical writing from Paulinho, talking about the first Carnaval blocos he formed in his neighborhood of Botafogo and his trajectory through which he eventually came into contact with the Portela samba school and began working around people like Candeia, Casquinha, Monarco and others, and eventually hanging around the bar 'Zicartola' with the likes of Cartola, Elton Medeiros, Nelson Sargento, Nelson Cavaquino, Elizete Cardoso….

B.B. King - Live At The Regal (1964) Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - Live At The Regal (1964) Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Live At The Regal (1964) [Remastered 1997]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Label: MCA | # MCD 11646, 111 646-2 | Time: 00:35:03
Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Early R&B

B.B. King is not only a timeless singer and guitarist, he's also a natural-born entertainer, and on Live at the Regal the listener is treated to an exhibition of all three of his talents. Over percolating horn hits and rolling shuffles, King treats an enthusiastic audience (at some points, they shriek after he delivers each line) to a collection of some of his greatest hits. The backing band is razor-sharp, picking up the leader's cues with almost telepathic accuracy. King's voice is rarely in this fine of form, shifting effortlessly between his falsetto and his regular range, hitting the microphone hard for gritty emphasis and backing off in moments of almost intimate tenderness. Nowhere is this more evident than at the climax of "How Blue Can You Get," where the Chicago venue threatens to explode at King's prompting. Of course, the master's guitar is all over this record, and his playing here is among the best in his long career. Displaying a jazz sensibility, King's lines are sophisticated without losing their grit. More than anything else, Live at the Regal is a textbook example of how to set up a live performance.

Esquivel and His Orchestra - Complete 1954-1962 Recordings (2018) {New Continent Records, Digital Bonus Version}

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Esquivel and His Orchestra - Complete 1954-1962 Recordings (2018) {New Continent Records, Digital Bonus Version}

Esquivel and His Orchestra - Complete 1954-1962 Recordings (2018) {New Continent Records, Digital Bonus Version}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Digital Download -> 2.35 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.01 Gb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 1954-62, 2018 New Continent Records
Jazz / Easy Listening / Big Band / Lounge / Space-Age Pop / Exotica

This outstanding 5-CD collection compiles, for the first time ever on a single set, the 10 complete albums Juan García Esquivel recorded with his own orchestra from 1954 to 1962. A rare version of “I Only Have Eyes for You” and several tracks from the movie soundtrack LP Cabaret Trágico have been added as a bonus.