VA - Decca Sound: Mono Years 1944-1956 (2015)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 1, 2018
VA - Decca Sound: Mono Years 1944-1956 (2015)

VA - Decca Sound: Mono Years: 1944-1956 (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 63:45:05 | 10,48 Gb
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

Today we take high fidelity sound quality for granted, but how did it start? When was the moment when compressed and scratchy sound gave way to natural, realistic sound that captured the whole picture of a performance?
Decca Sound ‘Mono Years’ seeks to answer that question and shows how, 70 years ago, amidst war-time privations, a small team at Decca made technological breakthroughs that brought hi-fi to the world. This latest cube explores Decca’s earliest high-fidelity history, and restores some restores critically acclaimed albums from ensembles such as the Trio di Trieste, Quintetto Chigiano and Griller Quartet which have not been available since their original LP release more than sixty years ago. An equally impressive array of soloists includes pianists Clifford Curzon, Julius Katchen, Friedrich Gulda and Moura Lypmany and violinists Ruggiero Ricci and Alfredo Campoli. Several generations of cellists are represented with recordings by Pierre Fournier, Maurice Gendron and Zara Nelsova.

Noir Archive Volume 1: 9-Film Collection (1944-1954)  Video

Posted by Without at April 30, 2019
Noir Archive Volume 1: 9-Film Collection (1944-1954)

Noir Archive Volume 1: 9-Film Collection (1944-1954)
BD-Remux | MKV | 9 x ~ 1 h 12 min | 9 x ~ 12.7 GB | 1920x1080 | AVC@25.0 Mb/s
English FLAC@ ~ 243 kb/s, 1 ch
Subs: English
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller | War | Film-Noir

Film noir fans rejoice with this 9-movie major studio collection rare film noir's from the period 1944-1954.
Nat King Cole - The Quintessence, Vol.2: New York - Hollywood 1944-1946 (2CD) (1998)

Nat King Cole - The Quintessence, Vol.2: New York - Hollywood 1944-1946 (2CD) (1998)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 114.00 Mb + 170.98 Mb | 02:07:28 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Fremeaux & Associes - FA 227

The Quintessence New York - Hollywood, Vol. 2: 1944-1946 captures a number of gems recorded by Nat King Cole between 1944 and 1946. These 36 tracks include such standards as "Route 66," "Tea for Two," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "The Christmas Song." While the Frémeaux & Associés releases are recommended to casual fans, as a first purchase The World of Nat King Cole on Capitol would be easier to locate. ~ AllMusic Review by Al Campbell
Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (1993) {4CD Mosaic MD4-148}

Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (1993) {4CD Mosaic MD4-148}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.12 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 575 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 118 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1944-1955, 1993 Capitol Records / Mosaic Records | MD4-148
Jazz / Swing / Bop / Bebop / Clarinet

Benny Goodman took some stylistic chances during his 11-year tenure with Capitol. He listened closely to, then flirted with, bebop during this time, not altering his own swing-based playing but inserting it into a bop framework. He also played traditional swing in various small groups. The sessions covered on this most recent Mosaic four-disc (six-album) set were originally issued on a number of 10" and 12" albums, as well as the CDs BG in Hi Fi and The Benny Goodman Story, a Japanese issue.

Don Byas - 1944-1945 (1997) (Re-up)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 10, 2021
Don Byas - 1944-1945 (1997) (Re-up)

Don Byas - 1944-1945 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 210 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 153 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 882)

Don Byas was one of the great tenor saxophonists of the 1940s, a Coleman Hawkins-influenced improviser who developed a complex style of his own. His permanent move to Europe in 1946 cut short any chance he had of fame, but Byas recorded many worthy performances during the two years before his departure. On Classics' first Don Byas CD (which contains his first 21 numbers as a leader), Byas matches wits and power with trumpeter Charlie Shavers on two heated sessions that include pianist Clyde Hart and bassist Slam Stewart. He also plays swing with trumpeter Joe Thomas and pianist Johnny Guarnieri in a 1945 quintet and leads a quartet that, on four of its eight numbers, welcomes the great blues guitarist/singer Big Bill Broonzy…
The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)

The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 984x720 | AVC@6350 Kbps | English AC3@256 Kbps + Commentary
Subs: English | 2 channels | 2 h 16 min | 6.55 GB
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
William Kapell - Broadcasts and Concert Performances 1944-1952 (2016) {3CD Set Marston 53021-2}

William Kapell - Broadcasts and Concert Performances 1944-1952 (2016) {3CD Set Marston 53021-2}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 534 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 490 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 110 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1944-52, 2016 Marston | 53021-2
Classical / Piano

William Kapell, 1922-1953, is a name that still resonates with pianophiles more than 60 years after his tragic death in an airplane crash near San Francisco. We are pleased to announce a three-CD set of Kapell performances that have never been issued on CD. In fact more than two thirds of the set is previously unpublished in any form. Among the highlights are two 1952 half-hour studio broadcasts from New York's WQXR that have only recently come to light. The set will also include a 1949 performance of Richard Strauss's Burleske, a 1951 performance of Debussy's Suite Bergamasque, and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat with the Fine Arts Quartet dating from the same year. The booklet will include several photos that have not previously been published and an unpublished piece on Kapell by pianist Raymond Lewenthal, 1923-1988.

Una Mae Carlisle - 1941-1944 (2002)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 24, 2019
Una Mae Carlisle - 1941-1944 (2002)

Una Mae Carlisle - 1941-1944 (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 142 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1230)

For the best introduction to the music of Una Mae Carlisle, consult her 1938-1941 recordings (Classics 1209). Thrust into the limelight by her friend Fats Waller, Carlisle established herself as an able pianist, vocalist and leader of small swing bands, relinquishing her place at the piano in 1941 and '42 in order to concentrate on presenting herself as a singer. Backed by pianist Billy Kyle and the John Kirby Sextet, she delivered quite a number of sentimental songs and a handful of upbeat novelties. It's important to bear in mind the fact that during this time she was grappling with the debilitating effects of mastoiditis, a painful malady brought on by an infection of the inner ear…

Tunisian Victory (1944)  Video

Posted by MegoNecia at Jan. 29, 2019
Tunisian Victory (1944)

Tunisian Victory (1944)
WEB-DL | MKV | 1920x1080 | English | AVC@3 Mb/s | 1 h 15 min | 3.85 GB
Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, Português, Български, Suomi, Dansk, Ελληνικά, Norsk, Polski, Svenska, Türkçe
Genre: Documentary, War

Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)  Video

Posted by Without at April 2, 2021
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)
WEBRip 1080p | MP4 | 1 h 47 min | 1.67 GB | 1440x1080 | HEVC@2000 kb/s | English AAC@224 kb/s, 2 ch
WEB-DL 1080p | MKV | 1 h 47 min | 7.62 GB | 1440x1080 | AVC@10000 kb/s | English AC3@224 kb/s, 2 ch
Subs: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is alternately winked at or slapped every time he sees her. Andy is clueless. On the train Andy meets Kay and Dr. Standish who are both headed for Wainwright. Andy likes Kay, but Dr. Standish also seems to take an interest in her. Things are going well at College with Kay, but the blonde is nice one minute and ignores Andy the next. When Andy finds out that the blonde are identical twins, he tries to help them out with their father but gets caught at their rooming house after midnight.