Blue Thumb Recordings

Maysa - s/t//What About Our Love? (US full CD/US CD5) (1995) {Blue Thumb}

Maysa - s/t//What About Our Love? (US full CD/US CD5) (1995) {Blue Thumb}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 399 mb/148 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 142 mb/54mb
Genre: R&B, soul

This is the first solo album and single from British vocalist Maysa Leak, who was known on these discs under the mononym Maysa. An original member of Incognito, this was her first attempt at a solo career with a contract through Blue Note Records. The US CD5 for "What About Our Love?" features the album version of the song plus four remixes.

Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (1974) {Blue Thumb Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 11, 2016
Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (1974) {Blue Thumb Japan}

Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (1974) {Blue Thumb Japan}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 500dpi | 265MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul

Issued by Blue Thumb in 1974, Don't Let Go was Ben Sidran's third for the label, and his fourth overall. After his 1971 debut on Capitol, Feel Your Groove – a rootsy, bluesy, and jazzy rock record, populated by everyone from Peter Frampton to Jesse Ed Davis – Sidran began to indulge his jazz muse, and by 1974 the transformation was complete; he fit right in with Blue Thumb's funky, wide-reaching jazz, funk, fusion, and whatever-else-comes-down-the-pipe-that's-interesting philosophy.
Freddie Redd - The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Freddie Redd (1960-61) [2CD Set] {1989 Mosaic Records MD2-124}

Freddie Redd - The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Freddie Redd (1960-61) [2CD Set] {1989 Mosaic Records MD2-124}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 729 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 310 Mb | Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI Capitol Records | MD2-124
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

Features material from The Connection, Shades Of Redd, and an Unissued Session! Available in a box set as either three LPs or two CDs, this limited-edition release has all of the music recorded at pianist Freddie Redd's three Blue Note sessions. In addition to the selections originally included on the LPs Music From the Connection and Shades of Redd, there is a completely unissued date that adds to the fairly slim Freddie Redd discography. Altoist Jackie McLean (who is on all three sets) and tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks (a key soloist on two) co-star with the pianist; trumpeter Benny Bailey is also heard from the later date. The music is comprised mostly of Redd's originals (including seven songs written for the stage play The Connection) and fits into the style of the mainstream hard bop of the day, although with a few personal touches. Straight-ahead fans and Blue Note collectors can consider this set to be essential.
Orange Bicycle - Hyacinth Threads: The Morgan Blue Town Recordings (2001)

Orange Bicycle - Hyacinth Threads: The Morgan Blue Town Recordings (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Edsel Records, MEDCD 688 | ~ 557 or 229 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock | Recording 1967-1968

Although never succeeding like their contemporaries, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Wilson Malone's band, the Orange Bicycle, issued late-'60s recordings that occasionally managed to hit the mark with their "U.S. West Coast harmony pop meets U.K. psychedelic pop" style. The early singles released on Columbia during 1967 and 1968 are resplendent with the motif-sweet harmonies, splashes of harpsichord, and fuzz guitar that filled the flower power era…
Lena Horne - The Best Of Lena Horne: The United Artists & Blue Note Recordings (2007) 2CD

Lena Horne - The Best Of Lena Horne: The United Artists & Blue Note Recordings (2007) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 794 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 02:09:21
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Swing, Show Tunes | Label: EMI Gold | # 0946 3 97388 2 3

2007 two CD set celebrating the life and music of the world-famous entertainer who has won numerous Grammy and Tony awards, appeared on television and in feature films and recorded enchanting music for over six decades. Features 40 tracks including 'Stormy Weather', 'Prelude To A Kiss', 'What The Word Needs Now Is Love', 'On A Wonderful Day Like Today', 'Softly As I Leave You' and many more.
Various Artists - Brownie Speaks: The Complete Blue Note Recordings 3CD (2014)

V.A. - Brownie Speaks: The Complete Blue Note Recordings 3CD
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 213:50 min | 498 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Blue Note (Universal)

Documenting when trumpeter Clifford Brown was on the rise, the new collection covers his three 10-inch albums from 1953 - recorded with J.J. Johnson (Jay Jay Johnson with Clifford Brown), Lou Donaldson (New Faces New Sounds) and his own sextet (New Star On The Horizon) - plus legendary live Birdland recordings headlined by Art Blakey, in which Brown is featured along with Donaldson and pianist Horace Silver. While this collection presents the original 10-inch album sequences for the first time since the mid-1950s, the Birdland shows are presented in their original performance sequence for the first time ever.
Art Blakey — The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers [6CD] (1992) {Mosaic}

Art Blakey — The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers [6CD] (1992) {Mosaic}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.50 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 936 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992 Blue Note / Mosaic | MD6-141
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop

Drummer Art Blakey led many great editions of the Jazz Messengers from the inaugural mid-'50s sessions until his death in the '90s. While arguments rage regarding which was his best, there is no doubt that the 1960-1961 unit figures in the debate. This wonderful six-disc set, notated with care and painstaking detail by Bob Blumenthal, covers studio and live sessions from March 6, 1960, to May 27, 1961, with the same personnel on all but two songs. Producer Michael Cuscuna used only first issue dates, and while he included some alternate takes, he did not litter the discs with second-rate vault material. They smoothly detail the band's evolution, cohesion, and maturation. This set, as with all Mosaic boxes, goes beyond essential. Get it post haste.

Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb} [Re-Up]  

Posted by tiburon at June 14, 2014
Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb} [Re-Up]

Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 418MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Given the critical and commercial success of 1 and their rebirth as the "Crusaders," the band decided to follow up the previous LP's double length with another one! There are 13 tunes here, all extrapolating the band's previously held notions of soul-jazz and hard bop as they emerged into the new funky '70s. Textures were a little different this time out as keyboardist Joe Sample expanded his palette to include not only the Fender Rhodes but also his first (subtle) forays into synthesizer, while Wayne Henderson and Wilton Felder keep the crisp horn charts popping throughout. Stix Hooper was, at the time, the best soul-jazz drummer in the business with the possible exception of Idris Muhammad.
Larry Young - The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Larry Young (1964-69) [6CD BoxSet] {1991 Mosaic Remaster} [repost]

Larry Young - The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Larry Young (1964-69) [6CD BoxSet] {1991 Mosaic Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.20 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 865 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 Mosaic Records / Blue Note | MD6-137
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Hammond B-3

Larry Young, one of the most significant jazz organists to emerge after the rise of Jimmy Smith, is heard on this limited-edition six-CD set at the peak of his creativity. Formerly available as nine LPs, the set includes the original Larry Young albums Into Somethin', Unity, Of Love and Peace, Contrasts, Heaven on Earth, and Mother Ship, while drawing from the compilations 40 Years of Jazz, The History of Blue Note (Dutch), The World of Jazz Organ (Japanese), and The Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection Volume Two: The Jazz Message, and also including guitarist Grant Green's Talkin' About, Street of Dreams, and I Want to Hold Your Hand.
Herbie Nichols - The Complete Blue Note Recordings (1955-56) [3CD BoxSet] {1997 Blue Note Remaster}

Herbie Nichols - The Complete Blue Note Recordings (1955-56) [3CD BoxSet] {1997 Blue Note Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.11 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 503 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997 Blue Note / Capitol | 59353/4/5
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano

A reissue of the 48 Herbie Nichols recordings formerly out on the limited-edition five-LP Mosaic box set, this three-CD package from 1997 has the pianist/composer's greatest work. Nichols was largely neglected during his lifetime; only in the late '90s did the highly original musician start receiving some of the recognition he deserved. Although his originals were often quite orchestral in nature, Nichols only had the opportunity to record in a trio format; the five sessions on this box (30 songs plus 18 alternate takes) feature either Al McKibbon or Teddy Kotick on bass and Art Blakey or Max Roach on drums.