1926 Musicians

Byzantine Music - 78 RPM Orfeon-Odeon (1914-1926) (Iakovos Nafpliotis Compiling)

Byzantine Music - 78 RPM Orfeon-Odeon (1914-1926) (Iakovos Nafpliotis Compiling)
2008 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 101 Tracks | ~868 Mb | 5CD
Genre : Oldies & Religious Music | Kalan Music

These new CDs are not being introduced as a simple addition to the consumer market, as they were produced with the consciousness that authentic Byzantine melody is not music intended for popular consumption, nor can it become an object of commercialization. On the contrary, Byzantine music belongs to the realm of transcendence. It is word [logos] in musical form, the word of revelation and disclosure of truth and the experience of the Church that is not related to the provocation of the senses, emotion, pleasure, or delight. The beauty, therefore, of Byzantine music does not have an aesthetic basis, but rather an ontological one, which imprints and defines this beauty in both an iconic and Eucharistic fashion in the Divine Services.
Louis Armstrong - Hot Five & Hot Seven: West End Blues 1926-1928 (1991)

Louis Armstrong - Hot Five & Hot Seven: West End Blues 1926-1928 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 257 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Scans Included (PNG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Dixieland | Jazz Roots #CD 56010

Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history. As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the 1920s studio recordings made with his Hot Five and Hot Seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation. For this, he is revered by jazz fans. But Armstrong also became an enduring figure in popular music, due to his distinctively phrased bass singing and engaging personality, which were on display in a series of vocal recordings and film roles.

Battling Butler (1926)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at April 1, 2018
Battling Butler (1926)

Battling Butler (1926)
BDRip | MKV | 960x720 | English | H264 @ 4400 kbps | FLAC @ 508 kbps | 1 h 16 min | 2.64 GiB
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Alfred's father feels his son has grown up too comfortably and as a result has not become what a man should be. To remedy this predicament he sends his son Alfred off on a hunting trip. On the trip, in …

Battling Butler (1926)  Video

Posted by Without at April 1, 2018
Battling Butler (1926)

Battling Butler (1926)
BRRip | AVI | 534x400 | XviD@1595 kb/s | English MP3@192 kb/s | 2 channels | 1 h 16 min | 990 MB
BDRip 720p | MKV | 960x720 | AVC@4400 kb/s | English FLAC@508 kb/s
2 channels | 1 h 16 min | 2.64 GB
Genre: Comedy

A love-struck weakling must pretend to be boxer in order to gain respect from the family of the girl he loves.
Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti - The New York Sessions 1926-1935 (4CD Box Set, 2008)

Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti - The New York Sessions 1926-1935 (4CD Box Set, 2008)
Trad Jazz, Early Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 757 Mb
Label: JSP Records

Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang cut different figures. Joe was combative, a joker and man about town. Eddie was quiet, considerate and careful with money. They were born in Philadephia - Eddie in 1902, Joe in 1903 - to Italian immigrant parents. Both studied the violin. Their partnership began in their mid teens when Eddie joined Joe's newly-formed band as a guitarist. Soon they were performing as a duo. Eddie made the early running. In 1919 he joined Charlie Kerr's Orchestra as a violinist, switching to banjo.

The Open Road (1926)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 19, 2017
The Open Road (1926)

The Open Road (1926)
DVDRip | MKV | AVC 708x572, ~ 1.9 Mbps | 1hr 02mn | 0.9 GB
English (Score): Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitle: English
Genre: Documentary

Travelogue filmed between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between Land's End and John O'Groats using Friese-Green's two colour additive process.
Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}

Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 625 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 429 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 140 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Decca Jazz / MCA / GRP | GRD-3-640
Jazz / Big Band / Early Jazz / Swing

Duke Ellington recorded for Brunswick from 1926 to 1931, the period in which his great talent and great orchestra first flowered, whether the band was recording under his own name or such pseudonyms as the Washingtonians or the Jungle Band. The earliest recordings are highlighted by the presence of trumpeter Bubber Miley and trombonist "Tricky Sam" Nanton, whose brilliant work with plunger mutes for vocal effects did much to define the early sound–which, in turn, rapidly evolved and expanded with the additions of Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and Cootie Williams. While the band's repertoire included many blues and popular songs, its distinctive identity emerges from early renditions of such trademark pieces as "East St. Louis Toodle-O," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "The Mooche," and "Mood Indigo." By the end of the period covered in this set, Ellington's ambitious later suites–some of them CD-length–are portended in the elegant extended composition "Creole Rhapsody," his clearly superior contribution to the symphonic jazz movement.

The Open Road (1926)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 26, 2017
The Open Road (1926)

The Open Road (1926)
DVD Video | 1hr 02mn | PAL 4:3 | 720x576 | 3.77 Gb
English (Score): Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitle: English
Genre: Documentary

Travelogue filmed between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between Land's End and John O'Groats using Friese-Green's two colour additive process.

Vitaphone Varieties (1926-1930)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 26, 2017
Vitaphone Varieties (1926-1930)

Vitaphone Varieties (1926-1930)
DVD Video, 3 x DVD9 + DVD5 | 547 minutes | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 23.2 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitle: None
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Shorts

These and other great performers and ensembles from the Warner Bros. vault comprise a dazzling 9+-Hour, 4-Disc Collection of 60 Theatrical Shorts (1926-1930) that reach across the footlights - and decades - to delight new generations. Vitaphone Varieties is an endlessly entertaining blast from the past.

Slums of Berlin (1925) + Children of No Importance (1926)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Feb. 24, 2017
Slums of Berlin (1925) + Children of No Importance (1926)

Slums of Berlin (1925) + Children of No Importance (1926)
Two Films by Gerhard Lamprecht
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | Cover+Booklet | 01:53:00 + 01:35:45 | 5,24 Gb + 4,56 Gb
#1 Silent or #2 Score AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | German intertitles with English/French subtitles
Genre: Drama, Classics

The empathetic, hard-hitting tales told in Die Verrufenene (Der fünfte Stand) (a.k.a. The Slums of Berlin) and Die Unehelichen (a.k.a. Children of No Importance) deal with Germany's disenfranchised in a realistic, gritty manner while still adhering to the melodramatic conventions of the day. Although Lamprect enjoyed a long and varied career behind the camera, he was most active as a passionate movie collector and champion of film preservation. The liner notes accompanying this set make it clear that it's hard to apply the auteur theory to someone like Lamprecht, but these particular films demonstrate handily that the director had a keen interest in the medium. As message pictures, they tend towards the preachy and sentimental, and yet there's also a "try something and see if it works" mentality at play here that makes them of great interest to silent fans.