Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Together (1945/1971)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 18, 2018
Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Together (1945/1971)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Together (1945/1971)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 265.46 Mb + 19.60 Mb (Scans) | 50:53
Jazz, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Spotlite - SPJCD200

William Clarence Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American jazz and pop singer, and a bandleader of the swing era. He was noted for his rich, resonant, almost operatic bass-baritone voice. Eckstine's recording of "I Apologize" (MGM, 1948) was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. The New York Times described him as an "influential band leader" whose "suave bass-baritone" and "full-throated, sugary approach to popular songs inspired singers like Joe Williams, Arthur Prysock and Lou Rawls."
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".
VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013) 75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013)
75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 956 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb | Time: 03:02:05
Rock & Roll, Pop, Country, R&B, Doo-Wop, Jazz, Blues | Label: One Day | # DAY3CD028

Mercury Records was founded in 1945 and originally only signed black artists. By 1962, the year of our compilation, they had recruited a host of new artists of all hues which made Mercury the dominant force in jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and pop in the US. These artists included Little Richard, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Jivin' Gene, Clyde McPhatter, Charles Aznavour, Quincy Jones, Patti Page, Ray Stevens and many more.

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 23, 2017
VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 845 466-2 | Time: 01:08:27

From a label with no shortage of first-rate jazz material come this very attractive vocal sampler. Staying true to the Compact Jazz ethos, Best of the Jazz Vocalists favors quality over hits and comes with a budget price tag. The majority of songs are from the label's prime '50s and '60s run, including a cloud-bound "Summertime" by Helen Merrill and one of the all-time great versions of "If You Could See Me Now," compliments of Billy Eckstine. Continuing with this balancing act between the sexes, the collection also includes fine work by Bill Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, and Anita O'Day; latter-day entries include Lincoln's "I've Got Thunder and It Rings" from her 1990 Verve debut and Horn's "I Got Lost in His Arms" from 1988's Close Enough for Love. Nicely wrapped up with Nina Simone's Afro-percussion clarion call "Come Ye," this Verve roundup works as the perfect primer for more adventurous trips through the label's fertile stores of essential jazz.
Sarah Vaughan - The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury Vol. 1 & 2 (1986)

Sarah Vaughan - The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury Vol. 1 & 2 (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 09:18:44 | 2,95 Gb
Vocal Jazz | Label: Mercury Records

Sarah Vaughan recorded extensively for Mercury/EmArcy during the 1950s and 1960s. Through much of that time, Vaughan's operatic voice was matched against overripe orchestrations or arrangements more suitable to a pop icon than one of the most versatile instruments in history.
Billy Cobham - The Atlantic Years 1973-1978 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Billy Cobham - The Atlantic Years 1973-1978 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 357:52 minutes | 3,89 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The fully "Remastered Eight-Album Set Features" The Legendary Drummer's Output From Atlantic Records Offered For The First Time Since The '70s. At the dawn of the 1970s, Billy Cobham built his legend with his bandleader debut, Spectrum. Raw, daring and overflowing with adrenalin, the album topped the Billboard Jazz charts. Having played for Miles Davis, Horace Silver and Mose Allison, Billy Cobham had joined the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1971, before signing to Atlantic as a solo artist in 1973. Worshipped today as a titan of drumming, Billy Cobham's career is now in its fifth decade.

The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie (1989)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 31, 2018
The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie (1989)

The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 380.48 Mb + 23.41 Mb (Scans) | 1:06:25
Big Band, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Concrod Jazz - CCD-4420

Frank Wellington Wess (January 4, 1922 – October 30, 2013) was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist. In addition to his extensive solo work, Wess is remembered for his time in Count Basie's band from the early 1950s into the '60s. Critic Scott Yannow described him as one of the premier proteges of Lester Young, and a leading jazz flautist of his era – using the later instrument to bring new colors to Basie's music.