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Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra - 1929-1933 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 31, 2018
Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra - 1929-1933 (1990)

Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra - 1929-1933 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 321 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Dixieland | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 540)

The first of a five-volume CD series released by the European Classics label that reissues all of the recordings led by trumpeter Red Allen during 1929-41 is one of the best. The great trumpeter is first heard fronting the Luis Russell Orchestra for such classics as "It Should Be You" and "Biff'ly Blues," he interacts with blues singer Victoria Spivey, and on the selections from 1933 (two of which were previously unreleased) he co-leads a group with tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Not all of the performances are gems but there are many memorable selections including "How Do They Do It That Way," "Pleasin' Paul," "Sugar Hill Function,," and "Patrol Wagon Blues." Other soloists include trombonists J.C. Higginbottham and Dicky Wells, clarinetist Albert Nicholas and altoist Charlie Holmes.

The Phantom of the Opera (1925) [1925 & 1929 Versions] [ReUp]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at April 26, 2015
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) [1925 & 1929 Versions] [ReUp]

The Phantom of the Opera (1925) [1925 & 1929 Versions]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1080p, ~15.0 Mbps | 1hr 18mn | 35,7 GB
English (Score): LPCM Audio, 2 ch, 2304 kbps; English (Score): LPCM Audio, 2 ch, 2304 kbps
Subtitles: None
Genre: Horror | Music | Silent

Beneath the splendid riches of the Paris Opera House lie ancient catacombs with a dark and forbidden secret. Once used as torture chambers, these passages now house the Opera Ghost (Lon Chaney), vowing vengeance on the human race and obsessed with young opera ingenue Christine (Mary Philbin). Featuring terrifying make-up and gothic setpieces which remain thrilling today, this spine-tingling, macabre masterpiece can now be viewed in all its grand guignol glory.

The Black Watch (1929)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at April 25, 2018
The Black Watch (1929)

The Black Watch (1929)
WEB-DL | MKV | 1920x1080 | English | H264 @ 14082 kbps | E-AC-3 @ 224 kbps | 1 h 31 min | 9.16 GiB
Subtitles: English
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War

Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there.

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - 1929-1933 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 10, 2018
Benny Carter And His Orchestra - 1929-1933 (1990)

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - 1929-1933 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 522)

The European Classics series has been reissuing on CD the complete output of many top jazz artists of the '20s and '30s. Benny Carter's music at last receives the treatment it deserves in this program. His first volume features the great altoist with a pickup group (the Chocolate Dandies) from 1929-30 that showcases sidemen from Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra, with his own orchestra in 1932-33 (three of the five numbers have rare vocals from Carter) and on 11 sides with Spikes Hughes's all-star band, an orchestra that also features trumpeter Red Allen, trombonist Dicky Wells, Wayman Carver on flute and the tenors of Coleman Hawkins and Chu Berry. This is wonderful and, in many cases, formerly rare music.

ZED - 1929: Series 1 (2009)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 2, 2018
ZED - 1929: Series 1 (2009)

ZED - 1929: Series 1 (2009)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3217 Kbps | 2x~54min | 2.55 GiB
Audio: English AAC 129 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Calling on historians and economists, William Karel conducts a detailed analysis of the 1929 crash of Wall Street and the Great Depression.

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1927-1929 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 29, 2018
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1927-1929 (1990)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1927-1929 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 317 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 558)

During the period covered by this second of four Classics CDs, Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra was at the peak of its powers, dominating the jazz scene of the Midwest. There were not a lot of famous names in the group yet, but the soloists were colorful, and the band's ensembles could really rock in a pre-swing manner. The main players at the time included cornetist Ed Lewis, Harlan Leonard on various reeds, baritonist Jack Washington and Moten himself on piano. Highlights include "Moten Stomp," "Kansas City Breakdown," "Get Low-Down Blues," "Terrific Blues" and the remake of the band's hit "South."

Red Nichols - 1929 (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 19, 2018
Red Nichols - 1929 (2003)

Red Nichols - 1929 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 190 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1332)

By 1929, Red Nichols had been active as a recording artist for nearly eight years. He had been making a name for himself as a leader since 1925, usually in the company of a superhuman trombonist by the name of Miff Mole. While some folks might focus upon the presence of Jimmy Dorsey, seasoned early jazz addicts will also cherish the opportunity to commune with the spirits of Miff Mole, Vic Berton and Arthur Schutt. The first three selections reveal what these men were able to accomplish under optimal conditions,( i.e. without vocals or violins). The band is wonderful, especially when Adrian Rollini introduces "Allah's Holiday" with the bass saxophone or takes a weird solo during "Roses of Picardy" using an ebonite tube full of holes with a clarinet mouthpiece stuck in the end of it…

Annette Hanshaw - Volume 5: 1928-1929 (1999)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 11, 2018
Annette Hanshaw - Volume 5: 1928-1929 (1999)

Annette Hanshaw - Volume 5: 1928-1929 (1999)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 235.69 Mb + 37.56 Mb (Scans) | 1:13:30
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Sensation Records - 767 748 022-2

The Canadian Sensation label is scheduled to reissue every Annette Hanshaw recording on ten CDs. Vol. 5 was actually released first. Unfortunately, ten of its 25 selections find the wonderful young singer (just 17-18 during this period) performing with Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio, a group consisting of steel guitar, conventional guitar, and ukulele. Although Hanshaw sounds fine, she is mostly in a supporting role and there is an awful lot heard from the steel guitar! The other 15 selections (which include "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "That's Just My Way of Forgetting You," "My Blackbiards Are Bluebirds Now," and "You're the Cream in My Coffee") are mostly on a higher level although the four cartoonish Helene Kane imitations (best is the humorous "Is There Anything Wrong in That") will not be to everyone's taste.

Ethel Waters - 1929-1931 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 1, 2018
Ethel Waters - 1929-1931 (1993)

Ethel Waters - 1929-1931 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 237 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 721)

During the period covered in this CD from Classics' Complete Ethel Waters series, the singer was quickly developing into a top musical comedy and Broadway star. Although her backup was not as jazz-oriented as previously (despite the presence of such players as clarinetist Benny Goodman, trombonist Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey on clarinet and alto and trumpeter Manny Klein), Waters's renditions of many of these future standards are definitive, particularly "True Blue Lou," "Waiting at the End of the Road," "Porgy," "You're Lucky to Me" and "When Your Lover Has Gone." Superior jazz-oriented singing from one of the very best.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1929-1930 (1991)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 23, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1929-1930 (1991)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1929-1930 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 577)

Trying to make sense of Duke Ellington's massive catalog is one of the more daunting tasks facing jazz lovers. His early output alone includes scores of songs, often with several different versions and a variety of record labels to consider. For completists, the Classics label offers a chronological route covering the mid-'20s through the mid-'40s (without a lot in the way of alternate takes). And while not as strong in content as roundups on Bluebird or Columbia, these discs offer one the thrilling opportunity of witnessing Ellington go from novelty jungle material to sophisticated early swing and on into the annals of jazz legend with those stellar early-'40s sides…