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".

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.
Various Artists - From Ragtime To Swing (1898-1952) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 1 (2010) {Box 25CD - 25 of 100}

Various Artists - From Ragtime To Swing (1898-1952) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 1 (2010) {Box 25CD - 25 of 100}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 8.91 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 795 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Le Chant du Monde | 574 1900.24
Jazz / Ragtime / Swing

Each box contains 25 slipcase CDs, a booklet (up to 186 pages) and an index. The booklets contain extensive notes (Eng/Fr) with recording dates and line-ups. 31 hours of music in each box, totalling 1677 tracks Each track has been restored and mastered from original sources. The only reason I can think of for there not yet being a review of these four boxed sets, is that those who own them are just too busy having one hell of a blast listening to them. Some people moan about the 50 year copyright law for audio recordings in Europe, but without it this highly entertaining, eye-opening and educational undertaking could never have taken place. These 100 discs (spread over four boxed sets of 25 discs) tell the story of jazz from 1898 to 1959.

VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005) 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 7, 2016
VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005) 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142)

VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Swing, Big Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Label: Jazz & Tzaz | # 0046-2 | Time: 00:53:47

A Greek-only premium compilation, released with the music magazine 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142). Featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Fats Navarro and many others.
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.
V.A. - L'Histoire du Jazz Vocal / The Story of Jazz Vocal, Vol. 2 - (1941-1953) (2004)

V.A. - L'Histoire du Jazz Vocal / The Story of Jazz Vocal, Vol. 2 - (1941-1953) [10 CD Box Set] (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 3.4 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1.8 Gb | Scans
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Blues | Label: Le Chant du Monde | Cat.: 574 1311.20

The resulting 2 box set, unlike any other available today, groups together the main vocalists in the story of jazz from the first half of the 20th century. Each of these 20 CDs offers in more or less the same proportion, the purest of African-American song with gospel and blues singers, from truculent Ma Rainey to majestic Bessie Smith, sophisticated Sarah Vaughan to popular Louis Prima, the folk-related tones of Charlie Patton to the honeyed voice of Frank Sinatra.