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Red Norvo - Improvisations [Recorded 1944] (1987)

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Red Norvo - Improvisations [Recorded 1944] (1987)

Red Norvo - Improvisations [Recorded 1944] (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 275 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nippon Phonogram/Mercury (830 966-2)

Volume Eight of Mercury's partial transfer onto CDs of its mighty Complete Keynote Collection LP set contains some wonderful Red Norvo small combo swing sessions. "Subtle Sextology," "Blues a la Red," "The Man I Love," and "Seven Come Eleven" come from some sextet sessions that sound very much like the sextet 78s that Benny Goodman was putting out around then. That figures, because Norvo participated on many of the BG sides - and so did pianist Teddy Wilson and bassist Slam Stewart; the latter gets plenty of humorous hum-scat time on these sides, too. For "Russian Lullaby," "I Got Rhythm," and "Sing Something Simple," the personnel shuffles (Wilson and Stewart remain) and expands to a septet for which Johnny Thompson writes some creative charts. Norvo plays xylophone on "Lullaby" and delivers unquenchably swinging vibraphone solos at all times…

Champion Jack Dupree - New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie [Recorded 1940-1941] (1993)

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Champion Jack Dupree - New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie [Recorded 1940-1941] (1993)

Champion Jack Dupree - New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie [Recorded 1940-1941] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 193 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Blues, New Orleans Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 52834)

The New Orleans barrelhouse boogie piano specialist's earliest sides for OKeh, dating from 1940-1941 and in a few cases sporting some fairly groundbreaking electric guitar runs by Jesse Ellery. Dupree rocks the house like it's a decade later on two takes of "Cabbage Greens" and "Dupree Shake Dance," while his drug-oriented "Junker Blues" was later cleaned up a bit by a chubby newcomer named Fats Domino for his debut hit 78 "The Fat Man."

VA - Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters (2005) 10CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters (2005) 10CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters (2005) 10CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.36 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.12 Gb | Scans ~ 140 Mb | 08:16:52
Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Jump Blues, Boogie Woogie | Label: Membran | # 223007-321

10 CD Wallet Box featuring the best of late 40s/early 50s rhythm & blues, jump blues, boogie blues and just plain ol' blues.

Duke Ellington - The Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927-1973 (1999) [24CD Box Set]

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Duke Ellington - The Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927-1973 (1999) [24CD Box Set]

Duke Ellington - The Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927-1973 (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
RCA, 09026633862 | ~ 7.98 or 3.19 Gb | Scans(jpg) -> 242 Mb
Jazz, Big Band, Swing

This 24-CD box, which dwarfs even most Bear Family sets in scope, is essentially everything Ellington cut for RCA-Victor over a 46-year period. There are gaps, especially after 1946 when he jumped to Columbia, but otherwise, this is all of it. One quickly discovers that, by virtue of its leader's taste, combined with the good sense of RCA-Victor's recording managers, this was a band that did little, if any, wrong on record…

Charlie Parker - The Complete Live Performances on Savoy 1947-1950 (1998)

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Charlie Parker - The Complete Live Performances on Savoy 1947-1950 (1998)

Charlie Parker - The Complete Live Performances on Savoy 1947-1950 (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Savoy Jazz, SVY-17021-24 | ~ 891 or 651 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 6.41 Mb
Jazz / Bop

This four-CD set contains a somewhat streamlined presentation of Parker's complete known live broadcasts from New York's Royal Roost, dating during 1948 and 1949, augmented with five of the live September 29, 1947, Carnegie Hall recordings and one lower-quality tape made in Chicago during 1950…

VA - A Capella Black Gospel: Look How the World Has Made a Change 1940-1969 (2020)

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VA - A Capella Black Gospel: Look How the World Has Made a Change 1940-1969 (2020)

VA - A Capella Black Gospel: Look How the World Has Made a Change 1940-1969 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 729 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 531 Mb | 03:51:36
Gospel, A Capella | Label: NarroWay

This recent gospel compilation from Swedish producer and collector Per Notini is a three disc, 84 track set focused exclusively on a capella singing without any instrumental accompaniment. Featuring many well-known quartets such as the Fairfield Four and Soul Stirrers as well as lesser known artists, the set traces stylistic changes over a thirty year period, concluding in 1969 before the ‘contemporary’ gospel era. These groups created some of the most inventive and progressive African American vocal music of the post-war period, which had a profound effect on later R&B and soul artists, not to mention artists across all other genres.

VA - Way We Were In The 1940S (The) (Memorable Melodies of A Dramatic Decade) (2004)

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VA - Way We Were In The 1940S (The) (Memorable Melodies of A Dramatic Decade) (2004)

VA - Way We Were In The 1940S (The) (Memorable Melodies of A Dramatic Decade) (2004)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 206 MB
1:11:33 | Jazz Pop | Label: The Gift of Music

Although my title seems to refer that the 1940's were happy, I meant that those were the days when I grew up hearing the music my parents & grandparents were playing on the old record player. The songs in this album are all sung or played by the original artists. It is a treasure to have if you were born in the 1940's or even the early 1950's. The songs remind me of wonderful memories being with my family on a Sunday afternoon, listening to the songs while my grandfather was in the kitchen making homemade chocolate cake & frosting. Days when we had nothing to worry about but licking that bowl when he was done.I love the 40's music & know if you listen to some of the tracks you will appreciate the music too. Hope you all enjoy as much as I do. - Amazon Review by Lorraine Latimer

Milt Jackson: Coolection Part 01 (1949-2004) [6CD + DVD-5]

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Milt Jackson: Coolection Part 01 (1949-2004) [6CD + DVD-5]

Milt Jackson: Coolection Part 01 (1949-2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
6CD | Label: Various | ~ 1532 or 658 Mb | Artwork -> 54 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Swing

Milton "Bags" Jackson (January 1, 1923 – October 9, 1999) was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms. He is especially remembered for his cool swinging solos as a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet and his penchant for collaborating with hard bop and post-bop players…

Joe Turner - Joe Turner: 1949-1950 (2001) [The Chronological Classics]

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Joe Turner - Joe Turner: 1949-1950 (2001) [The Chronological Classics]

Joe Turner - Joe Turner: 1949-1950 (2001) [The Chronological Classics]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 138 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb
Label: Classics Records | # 1180 | Time: 00:57:44 | Scans included
Jump Blues, Jazz Blues, Swing, Boogie-Woogie, Early R&B

You know it's about time somebody took all the little records that Big Joe Turner managed to make back in the day and brought them out in sequence the way they appear in the Classics Chronological Series. Nobody in the world ever sounded quite like Joe Turner and nobody ever will. There is a magical quality that makes his blues performances feel like rituals full of clarity and grace. Each and every Joe Turner record is as beautiful as a massive stand of tiger lilies growing up through the middle of a brickyard, silent, solid, and dignified under the dew in the first light of dawn. Incredibly, despite his enormous popularity during the Second World War, by 1949 this gifted vocalist was scuffling to get recording gigs. Ten tasty sides were cut in Los Angeles for the MGM label with a solid band fairly bursting with hot horns and driven by Pete Johnson's piano. Joe Turner closed out the year by waxing two sides for Rouge Records in Baton Rouge, LA, and four for the Freedom label in Houston, TX. In April of 1950, Joe Turner made a fistful of records in New Orleans backed by Dave Bartholomew & His Orchestra with Fats Domino at the piano.

Mezz Mezzrow - 1947 (1999)

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Mezz Mezzrow - 1947 (1999)

Mezz Mezzrow - 1947 (1999)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 165 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Early Jazz, Dixieland | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1095)

Mezz Mezzrow was a jazz musician better known for writing his exaggerated autobiography Really the Blues in 1946 than for his clarinet playing. This Classics disc highlights the year 1947 when Mezzrow was recording for his own King Jazz label. Even on up-tempo hot numbers, a hazy laid back approach was consistently maintained, which may have had something to do with Mezzrow's fondness for marijuana. However, these are highly enjoyable recordings that feature vocalist Coot Grant on six of the discs 20 tracks along with top New Orleans jazzmen including Sidney Bechet, Pops Foster, and Baby Dodds.

Charlie Parker - Complete Savoy & Dial Sessions (2001) [8CD Box Set]

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Charlie Parker - Complete Savoy & Dial Sessions (2001) [8CD Box Set]

Charlie Parker - Complete Savoy & Dial Sessions (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | Disconforme/Definitive Records, DRCD11183/4 | ~ 2463 or 1308 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 52 Mb
Jazz, Bop

Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2: Cross Cut Saw [Recorded 1940-1942] (2002)

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Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2: Cross Cut Saw [Recorded 1940-1942] (2002)

Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2: Cross Cut Saw [Recorded 1940-1942] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Delta Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Document Records (DOCD-5670)

One of the last of the old country bluesmen to record, the diminutive Tommy McClennan delivered 40-some tracks to Bluebird Records between 1939 and 1942 before vanishing into the haze of blues history. Although small in stature, McClennan had a strong, raspy voice that brought a lively exuberance to his often generic lyrics, and his habit of tossing in spoken interjections - he literally talked to himself as he sang - give his songs the feel of intimate dialogues. This collection is the second, and final, installment of McClennan's Bluebird sessions to be released by Document Records. Unfortunately, the first one, 1939-1940 Whiskey Head Woman, Vol. 1, has most of his essential recordings on it. McClennan was a limited guitarist, and his singing approach, while exciting, was essentially shouting, and he had obviously run out of fresh ideas by the time of these final recordings…

Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1: Whiskey Head Woman [Recorded 1939-1940] (2002)

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Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1: Whiskey Head Woman [Recorded 1939-1940] (2002)

Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1: Whiskey Head Woman [Recorded 1939-1940] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 286 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Delta Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Document Records (DOCD-5669)

Tommy McClennan would work in the cotton fields by day and in the evenings he would play on the streets of Greenwood, MS. Later he worked in juke joints and for dance parties, playing both the guitar and the piano. McClennan was a small man, standing just 4 feet 10, but this in no way negated the powerful voice that he possessed. His guitar playing is typical of the Mississippi style; simple, dominant, solid rhythms from the bass end with dashes of spikey treble riffs interjected between the vocal choruses. His voice was rough, hoarse and loud. Loud enough to be heard over the hubbub in a Mississippi juke joint on a Saturday night. Honey Boy Edwards tells of Tommy’s habit of standing in front of a mirror talking to himself…

VA - 20 Original Recordings Collection 1930-1990 (1996-2001)

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VA - 20 Original Recordings Collection 1930-1990 (1996-2001)

VA - 20 Original Recordings Collection 1930-1990 (1996-2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 18.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 9.02 GB
64:19:50 | Pop, Rock, Oldies, Classic Rock, Country, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco
Label: The CDCard Company

20 Original Recordings Series Collection from 1930 to 1990!

VA - Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of All Time (Limited Edition) (1985)

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VA - Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of All Time (Limited Edition) (1985)

VA - Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of All Time (Limited Edition) (1985)
FLAC (tracks) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 560 MB
3:54:17 | Novelty, Comedy, Humor, Parody, Country | Label: Rhino

Barret Eugene "Barry" Hansen (born April 2, 1941) better known as Dr. Demento, is an American radio broadcaster and record collector specializing in novelty songs, comedy, and strange or unusual recordings dating from the early days of phonograph records to the present. Hansen created the Demento persona in 1970 while working at Los Angeles station KPPC-FM. He played "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvus on the radio, and DJ "The Obscene" Steven Clean said that Hansen had to be "demented" to play it, and the name stuck. His weekly show went into syndication in 1974] and was syndicated by the Westwood One Radio Network from 1978 to 1992. Broadcast syndication of the show ended on June 6, 2010, but the show continues to be produced weekly in an online version.
Hansen has a degree in ethnomusicology and has written magazine articles and liner notes on recording artists outside of the novelty genre. He is credited with introducing new generations of listeners to artists of the early and middle 20th century whom they might not have otherwise discovered, such as Harry McClintock, Spike Jones, Benny Bell, Yogi Yorgesson, Stan Freberg, and Tom Lehrer, as well as with bringing parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic to national attention