Billy Eckstine

Swing Era: Billy Eckstine/Gene Ammons - Rhythm in a Riff (2003)

Swing Era: Billy Eckstine/Gene Ammons - Rhythm in a Riff (2003)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 8 476 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Idem | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 18 Jun 2003 | Runtime: 60 min. | 3,74 GB (DVD5)

This outstanding DVD features many of the most important artists from the heyday of the big band era. Such giants as Billy Eckstine, Gene Ammons, Andy Kirk, Bing Crosby, Tex Beneke, Johnny Long, Ozzie Nelson and Johnny Messner can be seen here leading their orchestras in superlative fashion.
Billy Eckstine - The celebrated vocalist and band leader Billy Eckstine was one of the most important musical figures of the 1940's.

Billy Eckstine - Compact Jazz (1988)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at May 19, 2014
Billy Eckstine - Compact Jazz (1988)

Billy Eckstine - Compact Jazz (1988)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61 min | 141 MB
Label: Polygram Records | Rel: 1988

This is an eclectic compilation of songs from albums Billy Eckstine cut for Mercury in the late '50s and during the '60s. During this period Eckstine recorded with a number of different groups, with regard to both personnel and style, and the best of them are represented on this disc. There's the large orchestra of Eckstine's former musical director for over 40 years, Bobby Tucker, on "Somehow" and "On Green Dolphin Street" which frame the lushness of Eckstine's mellow, silky baritone.
Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine - The Irving Berlin Songbook (1957/1985)

Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine - The Irving Berlin Songbook (1957/1985)
FLAC tracks+cue+log+scans | 00:37:11 | 213 MB (+3%)
Vocal Jazz, Orchestra Pop, Oldies | Label: Polygram/EmArcy #822 526-2

To quote the linear notes:"They don't make records like this anymore, but thank heavens they did once upon a time". You may have heard these chestnuts done by dozens of singers/bands over the years, but that should not stop you from checking out these versions beautifully done by two classic and class acts, SARAH VAUGHAN and BILLY ECKSTEIN. Billy may not be too well known these days, but should be, and his unique baritone sounds almost operatic, and Sarah keeps things flowing too, on these (mostly) duets. Every track is golden, but the best may be EASTER PARADE, and THE GIRL THAT I MARRY. –Amazon
Earl Coleman featuring Billy Taylor - Love Songs (1967) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Earl Coleman featuring Billy Taylor - Love Songs (1967) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27394 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A great return to form for vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer who'd recorded earlier in the bop years, but who makes a rare 60s appearance here on a soulful set for Atlantic Records! Coleman's got a rich voice that's somewhere between Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine – with a great range that really goes deep when it wants, yet still has a fluid sensibility that's definitely jazz more than anything else. Billy Taylor's on the record on piano, and leads the combo on most numbers – but the set also features some nice arrangements from Frank Foster and Tom McIntosh, both of whom really keep things interesting. Titles include "Charade", "When Did You Leave Heaven", "I Wish I Knew", "Day In the Life Of a Fool", and "I Won't Tell A Soul".
Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1960-1962 (2014) {4CD Set Enlightenment EN4CD9010}

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1960-1962 (2014) {4CD Set Enlightenment EN4CD9010}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.72 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 668 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960-62, 2014 Enlightenment | EN4CD9010
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Big Band

It was during the 1960s that Quincy Jones became a world renowned Jazz musician and composer of film soundtracks, but it was not until about the middle of the decade that success of this nature began to come his way, soon after he had composed the score for Oscar nominated The Pawnbroker. Indeed, during the first few years of the 1960s he lived as a working musician, bandleader and the musical director of Barclay Records - the French imprint of Mercury - but could barely earn enough to pay the bills. This however, did not prevent Quincy from continuing to perform and release music of a quite superlative nature.

Sonny Stitt - In Brasil (1979) {Fresh Sound}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 6, 2017
Sonny Stitt - In Brasil (1979) {Fresh Sound}

Sonny Stitt - In Brasil (1979) {Fresh Sound}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 267MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 98MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Charlie Parker has had many admirers and his influence can be detected in numerous styles, but few have been as avid a disciple as Sonny Stitt. There was almost note-for-note imitation in several early Stitt solos, and the closeness remained until Stitt began de-emphasizing the alto in favor of the tenor, on which he artfully combined the influences of Parker and Lester Young. Stitt gradually developed his own sound and style, though he was never far from Parker on any alto solo. A wonderful blues and ballad player whose approach influenced John Coltrane, Stitt could rip through an up-tempo bebop stanza, then turn around and play a shivering, captivating ballad.
VA - World's Greatest Jazz Collection - The Encyclopedia of Jazz [Box Set 500CDs] (2008)

VA - World's Greatest Jazz Collection - The Encyclopedia of Jazz [Box Set 500CDs] (2008)
MP3 CBR 256 kbps | 500 Cds. | 60 GB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Membran

Sun Ra - The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1 (2011) (14CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Aug. 8, 2017
Sun Ra - The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1 (2011) (14CD Box Set)

Sun Ra - The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1 (2011) (14CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers - Front, Back | 3.35 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 2.15 Gb
Jazz, Doo Wop, Big Band, R&B, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Transparency - TRANS 0316

Thirteen hours of unreleased and ultra-rare music. The Eternal Myth Revealed is a 14 disc docu-biography of Ra's life and career, from his birth in 1914 up to 1959. In addition to his own music, it includes music he was influenced by, and a lot of stuff he may or may not have had a hand in as arranger, vocal coach, pianist or something else. Sun Ra's output was as prolific as Ellington's, and discographers have had nightmares and arguments attempting to document it accurately.
VA - The Complete Motown Singles Collection, Vols 01-12B (75 CDs) *Re-Post*

VA - The Complete Motown Singles Collection, Vols 01-12B (75 CDs)
MP3 320 CBR - 12.6 GB | Very little artwork
R&B | 2005-2013 Motown | 5% recovery record | Source: internet

The Complete Motown Singles has been a dream project of Motown and soul fanatics for many years, ever since the first decade of Stax/Volt singles was compiled in an impressive nine-disc box set in 1991. The Complete Motown Singles might have seemed like a logical move to soul collectors and fanatics, but it remained in the realm of fantasy for many years because, as enticing as that set was, it was difficult to create.
Playboy After Dark: The Legendary Television Show. Collection One (2008)

Playboy After Dark: The Legendary Television Show. Collection One (2008)
3xDVD9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 256 Kbps
Pop / Soul / Rock | ZYX Music | Scans -> 113 Mb | ~ 7.63 + 7.10 + 7.16 Gb


Playboy After Dark is an American television show hosted by Hugh Hefner. It aired in syndication through Screen Gems from 1969 to 1970 and was taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. Two volumes of the best of Playboy After Dark have been released on DVD.