Lucky Me (1954)

Various Artists - Love Me or Leave Me: The Bethlehem Records Story 1958-1963 (2013) {3CD One Day Music DAY3CD040}

Various Artists - Love Me or Leave Me: The Bethlehem Records Story 1958-1963 (2013) {3CD One Day Music DAY3CD040}
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© 1958-62, 2013 Bethlehem Records / One Day Music / Not Now Music | DAY3CD040
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Others

An excellent budget compilation of the wonderful Bethlehem Records label - what a roster of artists they had. Very good sound too. The Bethlehem label focused on jazz releases, and this set collects some great examples of jazz–vocally and instrumentally–between the years 1958-62. One look at the artists on this 60 track 2 CD set shows how many fine artists released music on the label. Like other collections from One Day Music, there's no booklet, only a short paragraph about the label and a few of the featured artists. The digitally remastered sound is good overall within the limits of recording styles of the era.
Miles Davis All Stars - Walkin' (1954) {2006 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Miles Davis All Stars - Walkin' (1954) {2006 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 213 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
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© 2006 Concord / Prestige | 0888072300088 | Prestige RVG Remasters Series | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet

The undeniable strength and conviction present in Miles Davis' performance on Walkin', underscores the urgency and passion with which he would rightfully reclaim his status as a primary architect of bop. Davis is supported by his all-stars, consisting of his primary rhythm unit: Horace Silver (piano), Percy Heath (bass), and Kenny Clarke (drums). The sextet featured on the title track, as well as "Blue 'n' Boogie," adds the talents of J.J. Johnson (trombone) and Lucky Thompson (tenor sax). Davis' quintet includes the primary trio and Dave Schildkraut (alto sax). Perhaps not an instantly recognizable name, Schildkraut nonetheless made some notable contributions to Stan Kenton's Kenton Showcase EPs, concurrent with his work with Miles.
Carmen McRae - Carmen McRae (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Carmen McRae - Carmen McRae (1954/2014) [MONO]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 22:16 minutes | 352 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Carmen McRae's debut was recorded in 1954, the same year she was awarded the title Best New Female Vocalist by DownBeat magazine. Accompanied by an all-star line up of musicians including Herbie Mann on flute and tenor saxophone, Wendell Marshall on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums, this auspicious debut set up the rest of McRae's successful career which would see her record more than 60 albums, garner multiple Grammy nominations and appear in films and on television.

Ella Fitzgerald - 1945-1954 [6CD, Classics Records]  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 3, 2015
Ella Fitzgerald - 1945-1954 [6CD, Classics Records]

Ella Fitzgerald - 1945-1954
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998-2005 | Classics Records | ~ 1084 or 949 Mb | Scans Included
Vocal Jazz / Swing

"The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was arguably the finest female jazz singer of all time (although some may vote for Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holiday). Blessed with a beautiful voice and a wide range, Fitzgerald could outswing anyone, was a brilliant scat singer, and had near-perfect elocution; one could always understand the words she sang…
Chico Hamilton - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1954-59) [6CD] {Mosaic MD6-175}

Chico Hamilton - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1954-59) [6CD] {Mosaic MD6-175}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 1.75 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 918 Mb
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© 1997 Mosaic / Pacific Jazz / Blue Note | MD6-175
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop

The original Chico Hamilton Quintet was one of the last significant West Coast jazz bands of the cool era. Consisting of Buddy Collette on reeds (flute, clarinet, alto, and tenor), guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Carson Smith, and the drummer/leader, the most distinctive element in the group's identity was cellist Fred Katz. The band could play quite softly, blending together elements of bop and classical music into their popular sound and occupying their own niche. This six-CD, limited-edition box set from 1997 starts off with a Hamilton drum solo from a 1954 performance with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet; it contains three full albums and many previously unreleased numbers) by the original Chico Hamilton band and also has quite a few titles from the second Hamilton group (which has Paul Horn and John Pisano in the places of Collette and Hall).
Miles Davis All Stars - Walkin' (1954) {2006 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Miles Davis All Stars - Walkin' (1954) {2006 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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© 2006 Concord / Prestige | 00888072300088
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop


Miles Davis All Stars - Walkin' (1954) {2006 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Yet Miles's transitional albums are usually more polished, developed, and engaging than a lot of other artists' definitive albums, and such is the case with WALKIN'. Whether on originals ("Solar") or standards ("Love Me or Leave Me"), the sessions boast impeccable playing and superb interplay between the musicians, who number among the best of the era. Pianist Horace Silver, drummer Kenny Clarke, and trombonist J.J. Johnson are among the personnel, and one can hear the beginnings of the synergy Miles was searching for and would find with his quintet (especially in the dynamics between his trumpet and Lucky Thompson's sax, which foreshadows his chemistry with John Coltrane).

Salt of the Earth (1954)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Jan. 19, 2017
Salt of the Earth (1954)

Salt of the Earth (1954)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1762 kbps avg | 1Hr 32Mins | 23.976 fps | 712x480 | 1.26 GB
Audio: English | AC3 2 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: Spanish
Genre: Drama, History | Director: Herbert J. Biberman

Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.

Lucky Patcher 6.4.5  Software

Posted by melt_ at Jan. 16, 2017
Lucky Patcher 6.4.5

Lucky Patcher 6.4.5 | 6.2 Mb

Lucky Patcher is a great Android tool to remove ads, modify Permissions,bypass premium applications license verification, and more.You can use this patcher to break some apps' Android Market License Verification or other Verifications.Lucky Patcher is a great tool to bypass Premium Applications License Verification.Now it can Remove some selected application more applications will add soon.To use this patcher you need a rooted device.
Clifford Brown All Stars - Best Coast Jazz +1 (1954) {EmArcy Japan PHCE-3062 rel 1996}

Clifford Brown All Stars - Best Coast Jazz +1 (1954) {EmArcy Japan PHCE-3062 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 267 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
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© 1954, 1996 EmArcy / Mercury Japan | PHCE-3062 | 24/96 mastering
Jazz / Bop / Cool

Clifford Brown: "Best Coast Jazz" is the Five Star bookend session to "Clifford Brown All Stars", both having been recorded at the same session in Los Angeles in 1954. On the vinyl LP, each song took up a side, allowing for plenty of blowing room. "BCJ" would be released in 1955. One year later, Clifford Brown (and pianist Richie Powell and wife) would be dead from a car wreck on the Penn Turnpike during a rainstorm. Thus altering the course of jazz trumpet history in one tragic act. "CBAS" would be hurriedly released following the accident and we would once again shake our heads at the tremendous loss of trumpet genius Clifford Brown.
Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five - I Can't Get Started (1954) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series}

Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five - I Can't Get Started (1954) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 154 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
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© 1954, 2016 MGM Records / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9617 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Clarinet

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. A surprisingly wonderful album from Artie Shaw – one that takes his older groove and nicely strips it down for the 50s, and which features some especially great guitar work from Tal Farlow! Other players in the group include Hank Jones on piano, Joe Roland on vibes, Tommy Potter on bass, and Irv Kluger on drums – coming together in a loosely swinging mode that has lots of interplay on the longer-than-usual tracks on the set. Titles include the originals "When The Quail Come Back To Town", "Lugubrious", "The Grabtown Grapple", and "Lyric".