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Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958/2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 6, 2017
Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958/2017)

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 15 | 75:07 min | 172 Mb
Style: Jazz, Harp | Label: Doxy

This LP brings together for the first time, HIP HARP and IN A MINOR GROOVE, the two albums recorded in 1958 by the legendary jazz harpist and polistrumentist Dorothy Ashby. Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments. Ashby was part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, and like Lateef, she managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts, to get a very unique jazz sound.
Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping (1968) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping (1968) {2003 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 232 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 93 mb
Genre: jazz

Afro-Harping is the 1968 album by harpist Dorothy Ashby. Originally released on Cadet Records in 1968, this CD was released on 25 March, 2003 by the Verve Music Group.
Harold Ashby - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (1992) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Harold Ashby - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (1992) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 410 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 156 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 266 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6376
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Harold Ashby's a tremendous tenorist – almost like Von Freeman or Buck Hill, in that he had years of experience before getting a bit of wider experience on records – thanks to albums like this! The set's got Ashby's great raspy tone in perfect formation with a trio led by pianist Horace Parlan – himself experiencing a big new wave of exposure at the time, on some of his other Timeless sessions, which marked a move to spacious, more tradition-filled playing – which makes him a great partner for Ashby on this set!

Juliette Ashby - Over + Over (2015)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 25, 2015
Juliette Ashby - Over + Over (2015)

Juliette Ashby - Over + Over (2015)
Soul, Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:37 | 101 MB
Label: SoulShack - OMiP | Release Year: 2015

If you’ve not yet heard the name Juliette Ashby, you soon will. A singer-songwriter from London, Juliette has a beautifully soulful voice, which is put to great use with an irresistible mix of R&B, Reggae and Neo-Soul.

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958)  Music

Posted by intothe at Jan. 13, 2010
Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958)

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 385 MB | full artwork
Fantasy (1992) | 74:10 | RAR with 5% recovery
Dorothy Ashby - The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby - 1965 @320 CD

Dorothy Ashby - The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby - 1965
Cover | Mp3 320 kbps rip with ITUNES | 76,3 MB
1965 Atlantic

Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping  Music

Posted by bartel75 at Jan. 26, 2009
Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping

Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping [1968]
APE & MP3 + CUE + LOG | TT 36:00 | Full artwork @ 300dpi
APE = 220 mb | MP3 (vbr lame "–preset standard") = 54 mb
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Groove

Whenever you don't know what to play, reach for this recording.
The Soulful Strings - Magic Of Christmas (1968) Remastered Reissue 2015

The Soulful Strings - Magic Of Christmas (1968) Remastered 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:22
Easy Listening, Soul-Jazz, Holidays | Label: Real Gone Music | # RGM 0402

The Soulful Strings were without a doubt the hippest project ever to emerge from the 60s with the word Strings in its name. Brainchild of producer/arranger/bassist/songwriter (and genius) Richard Evans, the group was a far cry from the interchangeable outfits that flourished during the beautiful music era; instead, The Soulful Strings were actually composed of members of the Chess/Cadet label house band, including flautist Lennie Druss, guitarist Phil Upchurch, bassist/cellist Cleveland Eaton and harpist Dorothy Ashby, who laid down a tasty electric groove into which Evans stirred lush strings and unusual instrumentation like the kalimba and sitar. The result was a sound that resided at the crossroads of easy listening, jazz, R&B and exotica and, as one might expect from that description, every Soulful Strings release (they made seven albums) is treasured by cratediggers worldwide. This 1968 release was their highest-charting record at #35 on the charts, and appears on CD for the first time anywhere in the world, with liner notes by Gene Sculatti. The soundtrack to many a swingin 60s Christmas party.

New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 8, 2017
New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)

New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:22
Vocal Jazz, Harmony Vocal Group, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4961-2

You have to admire New York Voices' diversity – this is a jazz vocal group that has embraced everything from modal post-bop and Brazilian jazz to Stevie Wonder pearls. And how many artists have devoted an entire album to jazz interpretations of Paul Simon tunes? Not everything the Voices have recorded is great, but more often than not, their sense of adventure and open-mindedness have served them well. After paying tribute to pop-rocker Simon in 1997, the Voices make big band music the main focus of Sing, Sing, Sing. This time, they are backed by a big band and turn their attention to gems associated with swing icons like Benny Goodman ("Sing, Sing, Sing," "Don't Be That Way"), Duke Ellington ("In A Mellow Tone"), Woody Herman ("Early Autumn"), and Artie Shaw ("Stardust"). Although many of these classics came out of the Swing Era, Sing, Sing, Sing also has its share of post-World War II gems. Ralph Burns' lovely "Early Autumn" is a gem that Herman recorded in 1948, when he was exploring bop with his Second Herd and the Four Brothers. And "Orange Colored Sky," which was a major hit for Nat "King" Cole in 1950, is quite relevant to the CD's big band theme because Cole recorded it with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

VA - Instrumentals R&B Style 1958 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 7, 2017
VA - Instrumentals R&B Style 1958 (2017)

VA - Instrumentals R&B Style 1958 (2017)
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Oldies | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 03:45:10 | 529 MB

Link Wray’s Rumble and Bill Doggett’s Hold It are the only two big hits included on this collection, which puts a deserved spotlight on both long-forgotten records by established artists and on fabulous obscurities by long-forgotten artists. But rest assured, this is a cracking compilation from start to finish, with Southern swamp rock, spicy New Orleans rhythms and Northern city blues. Guitar and sax-led rockers, slinky organ stompers, Latin groovers – all in all, 60 mighty instrumental stompers from 1958, R&B-style.