1930's Swing

Swing Time (1936) [Re-Up]  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at Aug. 9, 2016
Swing Time (1936) [Re-Up]

Swing Time (1936)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 01:43:28 | 6.33 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Musical Comedy, Romance

The sixth of RKO's Fred Astaire -Ginger Rogers pairings of the 1930s, Swing Time starts off with bandleader Astaire getting cold feet on his wedding day. Astaire's bride-to-be Betty Furness will give him a second chance, providing he proves himself responsible enough to earn $25,000. Astaire naturally tries to avoid earning that amount once he falls in love with dance instructor Ginger Rogers. Numerous complications ensue, leading to the "second time's the charm" climax, with Ginger escaping her own wedding to wealthy Georges Metaxa in order to be reunited with Astaire. The film's most indelible image is that of Fred Astaire, immaculately attired in top hat and tails, hopping a freight car–a perfect encapsulation of the film's Depression-era cheekiness. The Jerome Kern-Dorothy Fields score includes such standards-to-be as "Pick Yourself Up," "A Fine Romance," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Never Gonna Dance" and "Bojangles of Harlem."

Gypsy Mania - Gypsy Mania ("Hot Club” Swing Jazz") (2009)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Jan. 9, 2017
Gypsy Mania - Gypsy Mania ("Hot Club” Swing Jazz") (2009)

Gypsy Mania - Gypsy Mania ("Hot Club” Swing Jazz") (2009)
Jazz, Gypsy | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58 min | 134 MB
Label: WorldView Music | Rel:2009

The new self-titled CD, Gypsy Mania “Hot Club” Swing Jazz (2009), offers spontaneous, vivid performances by some of Minnesota’s most stellar jazz soloists in the Django Reinhardt tradition and includes originals by guitarist Reynold Philipsek and bandleader-guitarist Glen Helgeson. Playing most of the leads is Gary Schulte, among the vanguard of jazz violinists, who delivers exceptional, virtuosic solos throughout the CD…
Terry Gibbs And His Big Band - Swing Is Here! (1960) {Verve Originals rel 2009}

Terry Gibbs And His Big Band - Swing Is Here! (1960) {Verve Originals rel 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 114 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960, 2009 Verve / Universal | Verve Originals Series | 0602517967137
Jazz / Bop / Big Band / Vibes

The title Swing Is Here would have been more appropriate for the 1930s instead of 1960 when this album was originally issued, and the big-band era had long since waned. Yet vibraphonist Terry Gibbs kept the home fires burning out in California with this exceptional orchestra of cool jazz giants playing a stack of standards and modern compositions by Bill Holman or Gibbs, and one look back with an Artie Shaw number. What is most interesting about these arrangements is that they are always different in emphasizing the fleet, dampened sound of Gibbs in contrast, apart from, or in tandem with the woodwinds and brass instruments.

PBS - Jazz (2001)[Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Oct. 18, 2016
PBS - Jazz (2001)[Repost]

PBS - Jazz (2001)
DVDRip | 640 x 480 | .MKV/AVC @ 1900 Kbps | 10x~86mn | English AAC 139 Kbps, 2 channels | 14.6 GB
Genre: Documentary, History, Music

A virtuoso performance by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, JAZZ celebrates the music of America - from blues and ragtime to swing, bebop and fusion. With JAZZ, Ken Burns reaches the high note of his epic trilogy on American life that began with THE CIVIL WAR and continued with BASEBALL. The series was created from over 500 musical selections, 75 interviews, 2400 stills and more than 2000 film clips. Four extras are included: a Making Of Jazz documentary and three historic music videos.

Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940's [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at April 16, 2016
Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940's [Repost]

Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940's by Ira Gitler
English | Dec. 1985 | ISBN: 0195036646, 0195050703 | 356 Pages | PDF | 19 MB

Over a ten-year period, Ira Gitler interviewed more than fifty of the major figures in jazz history to preserve for posterity their recollections of how jazz moved from the big band era in the late 1930s and 1940s into the modern jazz period.

VA - An Anthology Of Big Band Swing 1930-1955 (1993)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Nov. 2, 2015
VA - An Anthology Of Big Band Swing 1930-1955 (1993)

VA - An Anthology Of Big Band Swing 1930-1955 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 395 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 287 mb | Scans included | 121 min
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: MCA Records | Rel: 1993

This two-CD set is an unusually successful sampler. Although there are a few hits among the 40 selections, many obscurities are also included, and not all of the big bands represented are major names, such as Tiny Bradshaw, Noble Sissle, Spud Murphy, Teddy Powell and Jan Savitt. The emphasis is very much on jazz, and this worthy reissue is overflowing with forgotten classics. The music is programmed in chronological order, so one can experience the evolution of big bands from Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson and Luis Russell to postwar recordings from Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.

Oscar Aleman - Swing Guitar Masterpieces 1938-1957 (1998) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 7, 2015
Oscar Aleman - Swing Guitar Masterpieces 1938-1957 (1998) 2CD

Oscar Alemán - Swing Guitar Masterpieces 1938-1957 (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 510 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 361 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Guitar Jazz, Swing | Label: Acoustic Disc | # ACD-29 | Time: 02:25:02

Oscar Alemán is one of the great unknown talents in jazz history. A brilliant guitarist who sounded very close to Django Reinhardt at times, Alemán was overshadowed in Europe by Reinhardt in the 1930s and spent much of the rest of his career in his native Argentina, remaining well known only in that country. This 1998 double CD from Dave Grisman's Acoustic Disc label has highlights from Alemán's career, including the eight selections he recorded during his three European sessions of 1938-1939, plus music from 1941-1947 and 1951-1954. Although the settings varied (including a sextet with violinist Svend Asmussen, a nonet, and two unaccompanied guitar solos), Alemán's basic swing style stayed the same, retaining its enthusiasm and creativity and remaining unaffected by bop. Sticking throughout to acoustic guitar and taking an occasional good-time vocal, Alemán is heard in peak form. He deserves to be much better known. A definitive two-fer from a major talent.

The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at Sept. 1, 2015
The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s

Elizabeth Kendall, "The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s"
ISBN: 0815411995 | 2002 | PDF | 312 pages | 219 MB

Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Licensed To Swing (2011)  

Posted by popsakov at June 6, 2015
Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Licensed To Swing (2011)

Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Licensed To Swing (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 319 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Early Jazz, Swing, Big Band | Pasadena Records #CDPRO 9

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra (abbreviated to PRO) is a contemporary band from England that specialises in the jazz and swing genres of music of the 1920s and 1930s, although their full repertoire is considerably wider. The orchestra has existed since 1969, although the line-up has frequently changed. It has achieved success outside of the United Kingdom, most notably in Germany. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was formed in Nov. 1969 by Johnny Arthy, a lover of 1920's jazz who sought to lead a dance-oriented jazz-influenced big band specializing in music from the 1923-37 period. The British band gained its name because Arthy liked the obscure song "Pasadena." The orchestra had its first gig in April 1970 and soon Arthy came across a windfall, 1, 500 original arrangements from the 1920's practically given away by an elderly lady whose father had been musical director of a dance band in the twenties…

Swing, That Modern Sound  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at May 20, 2015
Swing, That Modern Sound

Swing, That Modern Sound by Kenneth J. Bindas
English | Aug 21, 2001 | ISBN: 1578063825 | 209 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

It was for stage bands, for dancing, and for a jiving mood of letting go. Throughout the nation swing re-sounded with the spirit of good times.