1956 Israel

Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}

Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 149 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 127 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 1991 Capitol Records / EMI-Toshiba Japan | TOCJ-5407 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Soul Jazz / Piano

While its title and cover certainly suggest a record firmly in the bachelor pad/lounge music camp, Cool and Sparkling: The Liquid Sounds of Paul Smith nevertheless boasts a melodic ingenuity and technical emphasis that reward deeper listening. What keyboardist Smith dubs "liquid sound" is in fact a space-age pop precursor to soul-jazz, with an energy and groove all its own. Aided by clarinetist Abe Most, guitarist Tony Rizzi, and bassist Sam Cheifitz, Smith is too good a player and too clever a composer to settle for mere background music – structure is as important here as sound, and while Cool and Sparkling blends effortlessly with its surroundings, it never sacrifices substance for style.
Vic Damone - Albums Collection 1956-1965 (5CD) 10 Classic Albums on 5CDs, Remastered Reissue 1997-2003

Vic Damone - Albums Collection 1956-1965 (5CD)
10 Classic Albums on 5CDs, Remastered Reissue 1997-2003

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.9 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 848 Mb | Scans includes
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Time: 05:42:25

R.I.P. Mr. Vic Damone (June 12, 1928 – February 11, 2018)

Vic Damone was an American traditional pop and big band singer, actor, radio and television presenter, and entertainer who is best known for his performances of songs such as "You're Breaking My Heart" (a number one hit), the number four hit "On the Street Where You Live" (from My Fair Lady), and "My Heart Cries for You" (also No. 4).
Sarah Vaughan - Sings Broadway: Great Songs From Hit Shows (2CD) (1956) {1995 Verve}

Sarah Vaughan - Sings Broadway: Great Songs From Hit Shows (2CD) (1956) {1995 Verve}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 508 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 240 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, big band

Sings Broadway: Great Songs From Hit Shows is a 1956 album by American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan. This 2CD reissue/remaster was released in 1995 by Verve Records, featuring the original album plus a massive amount of bonus tracks. This was remastered by Suha Gur.
Roy Orbison - Dream Baby: The Complete Sun, RCA & Monument 1956-62 Singles (2017) {Hoodoo Records 263854}

Roy Orbison - Dream Baby: The Complete Sun, RCA & Monument 1956-62 Singles (2017) {Hoodoo Records 263854}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 547 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 55 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956-62, 2017 Hoodoo Records | 263854
Rock & Roll / Rock / Pop

Orbison recorded the majority of his best work between the mid ‘50s and the early ‘60s, including hits like “Only the Lonely,” “Ooby Dooby,” “Running Scared,” “Crying,” “Dream Baby,” and “Workin' for the Man,” to name just a few. The aforementioned songs, and many others, have been included on this essential CD, which compiles all of Roy Orbison's 7” singles (A & B sides) released between 1956 and 1962 by such iconic labels as Sun, RCA, and Monument. The original gems presented here have been brilliantly remastered to achieve the most pristine sound. These sides helped to consolidate “The Big O” (Orbison's nickname) as one of the all-time-great singers.

Israel’s Way of War : A Strategic and Operational Analysis, 1948–2014  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Dec. 18, 2017
Israel’s Way of War : A Strategic and Operational Analysis, 1948–2014

Israel’s Way of War :
A Strategic and Operational Analysis, 1948–2014

by Ehud Eilam
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1476663823 | 209 Pages | PDF | 25 MB
Bud Shank - The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions (1998) {5CD Box Set Mosaic MD5-180 rec 1956-1961}

Bud Shank - The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions (1998) {5CD Box Set Mosaic MD5-180 rec 1956-1961}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.78 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 696 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 144 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956-61, 1998 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | MD5-180 | 20-bit Super Bit Mapping
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

When one thinks of altoist/flutist Bud Shank's recordings of the 1950s, it is normally of his work with Stan Kenton's orchestra or collaborations with Laurindo Almeida or Bob Cooper. However, Shank led a superior quartet from 1956-1958 that also included pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Don Prell, and either Chuck Flores or Jimmy Pratt on drums. This typically magnificent five-CD limited-edition box set from Mosaic has the quartet's four albums (including a set that was recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa), a selection by Shank with a sextet that includes vibraphonist Larry Bunker, and three slightly later sets.
Various Artists - Conception (1956/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, Zoot Sims - Conception (1956/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:49 minutes | 993 MB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Conception" is a compilation album issued by Prestige Records in 1956 as PRLP 7013, featuring Miles Davis on a number of tracks. Miles Davis is but one of the featured performers on this compilation album consisting of various tracks released on 10-inch vinyl and 78s, recorded in New York City between 1949 and 1951. In addition to Davis, other key figures on the album include Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz and Zoot Sims. The tracks had all been previously released by Prestige in discontinued formats, either on 10 inch LPs, or as 78rpm singles.
Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}

Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
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© 1956, 1989 Savoy Jazz / SJ Records | ZDS 1191
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Swing / Trumpet

Before it was more common for jazz players like Wynton Marsalis to play both jazz and the "straight" music from stage, screen, and concert hall, trumpeter Joe Wilder broke the mold as a regular in Broadway pit bands and as a staff musician at ABC-TV from 1957-1973. After fleshing out his formal studies via stints with Lionel Hampton, Jimmie Lunceford, Lucky Millander, and Count Basie, Wilder augmented his "day job" at ABC with several dates as a leader. This 1956 Savoy session finds him in the sympathetic company of pianist Hank Jones, bassist Wendell Marshall, and drummer Kenny Clarke.

The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Feb. 17, 2018
The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)

The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)
DVDRip | 123mn | 706x302 | MKV AVC@1108Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@105Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 1.04 GiB
HDTV 720p | 122mn | 1280x502 | MKV AVC@3512Kbps 23.98fps | AC3@448Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 3.40 GiB
HDTV 1080p | 122mn | 1920x752 | MKV AVC@7813Kbps 23.98fps | AC3@448Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 7.09 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Biography, Drama, Music | Subtitles: English

In the late 20's, the talkative newly graduated in pharmacy and aspirant piano player Eddy Duchin comes from Boston to New York expecting to play with the orchestra of Leo Reisman at fancy New York's Central Park Casino.
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [Reissue 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [Reissue 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 108:57 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,8 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 2,04 GB

Long considered a jewel in Verve Records' very impressive crown, Fitzgerald's songbook collections of various composers–a series that was started by the success of this set–are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter's erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these Porter sets offer her most realized pop performances. Also, the gold remastering does a fine job of bringing out the nuances in the arrangements, making this a treasure for the serious collector and the casual listener alike. A true American music gem.