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Louis Armstrong - Master of Jazz: Live In Chicago, 1962 (1962) {MFSL UDCD II 710}

Louis Armstrong - Master of Jazz: Live In Chicago, 1962 (1962) [MFSL UDCD II 710]
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | 1 CD | 387 MB | scans @ 600dpi | Time 66:24 | RS + FSo
Genre: Jazz/ Bigband/ Dixieland | Storyville Records | Release date: Aug 1, 1962 | Catalog # SLP 4101

A wonderful artifact, this is a prime slice of the latter-day Satchmo with a small all-stars band working through a relatively typical set. The performance ranges from solid to excellent, with the occasional odd flub (such as the uncertain return after Danny Barcelona's first drum solo on "Basin Street Blues"), but the quality of the recording is the key element. The Mobile Fidelity gold CD edition adds three tracks to the Storyville original, and provides a clear, uncluttered sound field with excellent separation. The resulting album is a treat to hear. ~ Steven McDonald, Rovi

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 29, 2016
Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 783 | ~ 242 or 130 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop

This album is unique in Mingus' enormous catalog. As the title indicates, the famous bassist takes to the ivories solo to give life to his dazzling improvisational art. At first it seems odd to hear Mingus without one of his trademark interactive and exploratory ensembles. But the sensibility that he brings to this collection of piano pieces bears all the signs of the composer's genius…
Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975) [MFSL, UDSACD 2016]

Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2016 | ~ 333 or 121 Mb | Scans Included
Funk / Soul

Earth, Wind & Fire has delivered more than its share of excellent albums, but if a person could own only one EWF release, the logical choice would be That's the Way of the World, which was the band's best album as well as its best-selling…

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL, UDSACD 2003]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 29, 2016
Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL, UDSACD 2003]

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2003 | ~ 398 or 184 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

The dark, smoky voice of Patricia Barber is quite haunting. On Modern Cool, she mostly sings downbeat songs at slow tempos. All but three songs are her own originals, and they deal with such subject matter as an "homage to beauty" that seems to connect painting one's face with prostitution, loneliness, mindless conformity, the "Postmodern Blues," and other such topics…

Carole King - Tapestry (1971) [MFSL, UDSACD 2117]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 28, 2016
Carole King - Tapestry (1971) [MFSL, UDSACD 2117]

Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2117 | ~ 253 or 106 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 26 Mb
Folk Rock, Soft Rock

Carole King brought the fledgling singer/songwriter phenomenon to the masses with Tapestry, one of the most successful albums in pop music history. A remarkably expressive and intimate record, it's a work of consummate craftsmanship…

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) [MFSL, UDCD 594]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 28, 2016
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) [MFSL, UDCD 594]

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | MFSL, UDCD 594 | ~ 262 or 117 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

461 Ocean Boulevard is Eric Clapton's second studio solo album, arriving after his side project of Derek and the Dominos and a long struggle with heroin addiction. Although there are some new reggae influences, the album doesn't sound all that different from the rock, pop, blues, country, and R&B amalgam of Eric Clapton…

Nirvana - Nevermind (1991) [MFSL, UDCD 666]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 27, 2016
Nirvana - Nevermind (1991) [MFSL, UDCD 666]

Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 666 | ~ 345 or 158 Mb | Scans(png) -> 310 Mb
Rock / Grunge

Nevermind was never meant to change the world, but you can never predict when the Zeitgeist will hit, and Nirvana's second album turned out to be the place where alternative rock crashed into the mainstream. This wasn't entirely an accident, either, since Nirvana did sign with a major label, and they did release a record with a shiny surface, no matter how humongous the guitars sounded…

Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) [MFSL, UDSACD 2012]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 26, 2016
Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) [MFSL, UDSACD 2012]

Jim Hall - Concierto (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2003 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2012 | ~ 392 or 182 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop, Cool Jazz

Guitarist Jim Hall is the sort of musician who displays such technical expertise, imaginative conception, and elegance of line and phrase that almost any recording of his is worth hearing. Still, Concierto ranks among the best albums of his superb catalog. For starters, the personnel here is a jazz lover's dream come true…
Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers! (1956) [MFSL, UDCD 538]

Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers! (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 538 | ~ 266 or 107 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 88 Mb
Vocal / Jazz / Swing / Pop

After the ballad-heavy In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle returned to up-tempo, swing material with Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, arguably the vocalist's greatest swing set. Like Sinatra's previous Capitol albums, Songs for Swingin' Lovers! consists of reinterpreted pop standards, ranging from the ten-year-old "You Make Me Feel So Young" to the 20-year-old "Pennies From Heaven" and "I've Got You Under My Skin." Sinatra is supremely confident throughout the album, singing with authority and joy…
Cream - Live Cream, Vol. I '70 & II '72 (1995) [MFSL, UDCD 2-625]

Cream - Live Cream, Vol. I '70 & II '72 (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 2-625 | ~ 538 or 207 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock

Cream was a band born to the stage, a fact that the band and their record label realized the public fully understood by the number one U.S. chart placement for Wheels of Fire, with its entire live disc, and the number two chart peak for Goodbye, the posthumous release that was dominated by concert recordings…