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John Barry - On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003

John Barry, Louis Armstrong, Nina - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2003

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 432 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Label: Capitol, EMI, MGM Music | # 72435-41419-2-8 | 01:19:47
Soundtrack, Score, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Lounge

John Barry's best score for any James Bond movie – including the best song ("We Have All the Time in the World") ever written for any movie in the series – is reasonably well represented on this CD. Barry had already begun adding more diverse and complex orchestral pieces to his underscoring and greater lyricism to his songs with the preceding movie, You Only Live Twice, and he continued the process with On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The serious nature of its plot, however, and the unique mood of the movie, dictated that almost an entirely new score be devised: the brassy "007 Theme," which had appeared in three prior films, was absent, and the "James Bond Theme" was re-arranged. Barry also wrote one of his longest and most easily embellished action themes (heavily featuring the synthesizer, an instrument new to film scores), and dressed it up with a string section playing running scales that is startling to hear in stereo, with the discreet separation of the orchestral parts. And then there was "We Have All the Time in the World," the best song ever written for the Bond series; a serious, poignant love song that underscores the doomed romance between Bond and Tracy (Diana Rigg), it was sung by Louis Armstrong in what proved to be the jazz legend's final recording session.
John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 224 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Ragtime, Dixieland, Swing | Label: Geffen | # CDGEF 70260 | 00:42:40

While director Francis Coppola's potboiling crime drama set against the gloriously tumultuous backdrop of Harlem's famed Cotton Club nightspot of the '20s and '30s didn't quite come together as a cinematic whole, John Barry's efforts at supervising, scoring, and recreating the energetic jive and wail of the era very nearly carry the day. The opportunity was likely a dream come true for the former jazzman turned film scorer; his adaptations of standards by Ellington and Cab Calloway are reverent yet energetic, infused by original music that weaves it into an accessible and rewarding tapestry of time, place, and art. Great soundtrack.
John Barry - Octopussy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) Reissue 2003

John Barry - Octopussy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 194 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Capitol Records | # 7243 5 41450 2 5 | 00:36:06

Octopussy is the soundtrack for the eponymous thirteenth James Bond film. The score was composed by John Barry, the lyrics by Tim Rice. The opening theme, "All Time High" is sung by Rita Coolidge and is one of six Bond film title songs or songs that are not named after film's title.
Buddy De Franco Quartet - Blues Bag (1965) & Louis Hayes Quintet - Louis Hayes (1960) [Reissue 1997]

Buddy De Franco Quartet - Blues Bag (1965) & Louis Hayes Quintet - Louis Hayes (1960) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 377 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vee Jay/Blue Moon (VJ-010)

In 1997, Blue Moon released Blues Bag/Louis Hayes, which contained two albums on one compact disc - Blues Bag, a 1965 disc originally released on Vee Jay by Buddy DeFranco), and Louis Hayes, a 1960 record also originally on Vee Jay) by Louis Hayes and his quintet.
Blues Bag (1965). For this unusual set clarinetist Buddy DeFranco is exclusively heard on bass clarinet while joined by drummer Art Blakey and an interesting group of players, some of who were with Blakey's Jazz Messengers at the time. DeFranco, Blakey, pianist Victor Feldman, and bassist Victor Sproles are featured as a quartet on four numbers while the other three songs add trombonist Curtis Fuller and either Lee Morgan or Freddie Hill on trumpet…

Louis Armstrong - 1944-1946 (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 10, 2024
Louis Armstrong - 1944-1946 (1997)

Louis Armstrong - 1944-1946 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 928)

Here's an example of the Classics Chronological Series serving as a valuable tool for savoring and comprehending a temporal segment of one artist's personal and professional development. Over a span of 27 months, Louis Armstrong waxed 21 sides that appeared on three different record labels, beginning with a set of V-Discs cut at New York's Metropolitan Opera House on January 18, 1944. How interesting and exciting it is to hear Louis Armstrong, Barney Bigard, and Jack Teagarden in the company of Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Art Tatum, Al Casey, Oscar Pettiford, and Sidney Catlett. The opening track, a five-minute version of Hawkins' "Mop! Mop!," constitutes thrilling proof that two generations of jazz musicians had plenty of stylistic common ground regardless of any imaginary divisions invented and imposed by jazz critics…
Joe Hill Louis - The Be-Bop Boy with Walter Horton and Mose Vinson (1992)

Joe Hill Louis - The Be-Bop Boy with Walter Horton and Mose Vinson (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Delta Blues, Electric Memphis Blues | Label: Bear Family | # BCD 15524 | Time: 01:14:07

Joe Hill Louis must have been Sun president Sam Phillips' favorite bluesman. He recorded him for The Phillips, Chess, and Sun. The Sun tapes (1952-'53) are here, including Joe Hill's original versions of Tiger Man, We All Gotta Go Sometime, and the incredible Hydramatic Woman. Also included are Sun recordings with Walter Horton and Mose Vinson that feature Joe Hill. Altogether, 26 titles including West Winds Are Blowing, 44 Blues, Worry You Off My Mind, and Little Walter's Boogie. Essential for Sun fans and for lovers of raw electric Chicago-styled blues. 1-CD with 24-page booklet.
B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)

B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: MCA | # 088 112 042-2 | Time: 01:00:28 | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Jump Blues, Modern Electric Blues, R&B, Swing

Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan is the thirty seventh studio album by B. B. King, released in 1999. It is a tribute album to Jazz/Jump Blues saxophonist and singer Louis Jordan, and is made up entirely of covers of songs written or performed by Jordan. As well as King, the album features other famous jazz and blues musicians including Dr. John, Earl Palmer and members of Ray Charles' band.

VA - Boss Soul: The Genius Of Barry White (1997)  Music

Posted by Rtax at March 22, 2023
VA - Boss Soul: The Genius Of Barry White (1997)

VA - Boss Soul: The Genius Of Barry White (1997)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 184 MB
43:46 | Soul | Label: Del-Fi Records

Boss Soul: The Genius of Barry White Review by Richie Unterberger
In 1966-67, long before he attained seventies superstardom as a growling bedroom funkster, Barry White gained valuable experience as an A&R man for the Del-Fi label in Los Angeles. This compilation has 16 tracks that he was involved with as producer, engineer, songwriter, and/or session musician, the results appearing on Del-Fi's Bronco and Mustang subsidiaries; note, however, that only five of the cuts are by White himself (including one instrumental and a pre-Del Fi 1965 single released under the pseudonym of Lee Barry). At this time, White was very much under the spell of Motown both as producer and songwriter (he wrote or co-wrote all but two of these tunes). The material, whether by White or other Mustang/Bronco artists Felice Taylor, Viola Wills, and Johnny Wyatt, consists for the most part of very derivative, but nonetheless enjoyable and professional, Motown variations. Felice Taylor's "It May Be Winter Outside," a #42 pop hit in 1966, is the most accurate mid-'60s Supremes imitation bar none, both for Taylor's uncanny Diana Ross-like vocals and the dead-on Motownesque arrangement.
Barry Bermange, Delia Derbyshire, BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Inventions for Radio (2023)

Barry Bermange, Delia Derbyshire, BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Inventions for Radio (2023)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, booklet) - 640 MB
4:14:28 | Electronic, Experimental | Label: Silva Screen

The BBC’s Third Programme aired four radio broadcasts between January 1964 and September 1965, collectively known as Inventions for Radio. They were ground-breaking in both form and content, conceived by playwright Barry Bermange and consisting of the voices of the general public answering questions on four themes, one for each programme: dreams, the existence of God, life after death and ageing. At a time when it was unheard of to give a media platform to anyone perceived as being of low socio-economic status, the broadcasts generated many complaints for the “rough” voices of its participants. Delia Derbyshire was assigned by the Radiophonic Workshop to edit and add electronic music/ effects. The collaborative result is dreamlike and mesmerizing, an audial window to another era. For many years Derbyshire was not credited for her contribution, nor were the broadcasts available commercially, although they still managed to acquire something of a cult following.

Barry Goldberg - Barry Goldberg & Friends (1991) Recorded 1969  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 23, 2022
Barry Goldberg - Barry Goldberg & Friends (1991) Recorded 1969

Barry Goldberg - Barry Goldberg & Friends (1991) Recorded 1969
feat. Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Harvey Mandell, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Hinton

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: Sequel Records | # nex cd 160 | Time: 01:03:00

Two of Barry Goldberg's best albums from the late '60s, Reunion and Two Jews Blues, are combined on this single disc. There's some very hot playing on these two albums, particularly from Mike Bloomfield on Two Jews Blues, but they sound a little dated and don't quite burn as hot as some blues-rock albums from the late '60s. Nevertheless, this does capture Goldberg's two best records, which makes it both a good summary of his peak and a good introduction to his sound.