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Stan Getz - Quintets: The Clef & Norgram Studio Albums (1952-1955) {3CD Set Verve-Hip-O Select B0014657-02 rel 2011}

Stan Getz - Quintets: The Clef & Norgram Studio Albums (1952-1955) {3CD Set Verve-Hip-O Select B0014657-02 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 929 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 527 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 179 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1952-1955, 2011 Verve / Hip-O Select / Universal | B0014657-02
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

Basically, what you see is what you get: all of the recordings Stan Getz did for the Norgran and Clef between December of 1952 and January of 1955. Most of this material has been issued several times – at least – by numerous labels legally and illegally. What makes the Hip-O Select set the definitive issue is, besides proper licensing, that all of these cuts, the 10" albums – Stan Getz Plays, The Artistry of Stan Getz, all three Interpretations volumes, and Stan Getz & the Cool Sounds – along with all the single and EP releases for a total of 45 sides – three of them previously unreleased – and a pair of studio cuts that appeared on the otherwise live Stan Getz at the Shrine appear in chronological order.

VA - Pirate Fuckin' Radio 100 (2000) {Hip-Hop Slam}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 25, 2017
VA - Pirate Fuckin' Radio 100 (2000) {Hip-Hop Slam}

VA - Pirate Fuckin' Radio 100 (2000) {Hip-Hop Slam}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 495 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 193 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap, turntablism

The Hip-Hop Slam label released a compilation album in 2000 called Pirate Fuckin' Radio 100. It features music by Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Peanut Butter Wolf, The Space Travelers, DJ Sushi, Kool Keith & Kut Masta Kurt and many more. All this scratchin' will make you bitch.

VA - New Jack Swing: Gold (2CD) (2008) {Hip-O/Universal}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 24, 2017
VA - New Jack Swing: Gold (2CD) (2008) {Hip-O/Universal}

VA - New Jack Swing: Gold (2CD) (2008) {Hip-O/Universal}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 1.03 gb (515 mb + 512 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 344 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, new jack swing, hip-hop, rap

New Jack Swing: Gold is a 2CD compilation released in 2008 by Hip-O, the Universal subsidiary specializing in reissues. This is part of Hip-O's Gold series and this one focuses on New Jack Swing, a style of music that combines soul, R&B, funk, and hip-hop that was made famous in the late 80's and early 90's. This features some of the biggest hits in the New Jack Swing era.
Chuck Berry - Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969 To 1974 (2010) {4CD Set Hip-O Select B0013790-02}

Chuck Berry - Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969 To 1974 (2010) {4CD Set Hip-O Select B0013790-02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.56 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 646 Mb
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© 1969-74, 2010 Chess / Geffen / Hip-O Select | B0013790-02
Rock & Roll / Blues / Early R&B

Following an unsatisfying three-year stint at Mercury Records, Chuck Berry returned home to Chess in 1969, just like Phil Chess predicted. Heading home didn’t necessarily mean retreating, as the four-disc Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969-1974 illustrates. During his time at Mercury, Chuck followed the kids wherever they went, aligning himself with the psychedelic ‘60s in a way none of his peers did. This shift is immediately apparent on “Tulane,” the very first song he cut upon his return to Chess. An ode to a couple of kids who dealt dope underneath the counter of a novelty shop, “Tulane” puts Chuck on the side of the counterculture, and over the next five years, he never strayed back to the other side of the fence, often singing about getting stoned, dabbling with a wah-wah pedal, rhapsodizing about rock festivals, cheerfully telling smutty jokes.
Jimmy Smith - Respect & Livin' It Up (2010) {Hip-O Select B0014358-02 rec 1967-68}

Jimmy Smith - Respect & Livin' It Up (2010) {Hip-O Select B0014358-02 rec 1967-68}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 491 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
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© 1967-68, 2010 Hip-O Select / Verve | B0014358-02
Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ

Respect/Livin’ It Up, a two-on-one release from Verve Select, brings together two classic albums from Jimmy Smith, the world’s premier jazz-soul organist. Smith became a star with Verve Records in the mid-1960s. He leaned on superb big band arrangements by Oliver Nelson, a change from his earlier, small-group recordings on Blue Note. With Respect in 1967, Smith did something that thrilled his fans: he returned to a small group setting in Rudy Van Gelder’s now-legendary studio with his old Blue Note guitarist Thornel Schwartz, as well as Eric Gale, bassists Ron Carter and Bob Bushnell, and drummers Grady Tate and Bernard Purdie.
Ella Fitzgerald - Twelve Nights In Hollywood (2009) {4CD Verve-Hip-O Select B0012920-02 rec 1961-1962}

Ella Fitzgerald - Twelve Nights In Hollywood (2009) {4CD Verve-Hip-O Select B0012920-02 rec 1961-1962}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.43 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 595 Mb
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© 1961-62, 2009 Verve / Hip-O Select / Universal | B0012920-02
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

An appearance in Hollywood for a first-rate jazz vocalist was not necessarily an opportunity to broadcast your visage and pander to everyone from Tacoma to Tallahassee. It could also include a date at the Crescendo, the Sunset Strip's best chance to find premier jazz. Gene Norman's nightclub hosted dozens of jazz legends (and a comic or two), and produced more than its share of excellent LPs recorded on location. Better even than Mel Tormé's 1954 classic, the Ella Fitzgerald LP that resulted from her May 1961 appearances generated one of the best (and certainly most underrated) live records in her discography – and almost 50 years later, it became a four-CD set compiling ten days' worth of performances.

The Dells - Anthology (1999) [2CD] {Hip-O Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 22, 2015
The Dells - Anthology (1999) [2CD] {Hip-O Records}

The Dells - Anthology (1999) [2CD] {Hip-O Records}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 952 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 341 Mb
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© 1999 Hip-O Records / Universal | CD MP D3811a
Doo Wop / Chicago Soul / Early R&B / Northern Soul / Pop-Soul

The Dells were one of the few groups that rode the transition from doo wop to smooth soul without missing a beat and without falling off the charts. Just as remarkably, the group did so without declining much in quality, as Hip-O's definitive double-disc Anthology proves. Throughout these 36 tracks, the music changes, from street-corner R&B to string-drenched disco-soul, but in all their incarnations, The Dells always sound wonderful. There are a handful of minor hits missing, but all the big singles – including both the Vee-Jay and Cadet versions of "Oh, What a Nite" and "Stay in My Corner" – are here, assembled chronologically.

Pointer Sisters - Steppin' (1975) {Hip-O Select}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 23, 2017
Pointer Sisters - Steppin' (1975) {Hip-O Select}

Pointer Sisters - Steppin' (1975) {Hip-O Select}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 260MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 98MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Keeping their forward momentum at warp speed, the Pointer Sisters brought the effusive Steppin' to bear in summer 1975. Having already danced into the spotlight across their first three albums, it was no surprise when the David Rubinson-produced LP, which boasted one of the era's best cut-out sleeves (slingback high-heeled tap sneakers!), cruised to number three R&B. Keeping their feet planted firmly in the older soul tradition which had served them so well, the Pointer Sisters continued to look ahead, carving their own niche in a genre soon to be glutted with contenders. This set is a thriller, from the opening funk groove of the number one hit "How Long (Betcha' Got a Chick on the Side)," which remains a delicious collision of mid-period soul, funk.
Joachim Kuhn - Hip Elegy (1976/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Joachim Kühn ‎– Hip Elegy, feat. Alphonse Mouzon (1976/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:29 minutes | 864 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

German avant-garde jazz pianist Joachim Kühn relocated to California in the mid-1970s and teamed up with drummer Alphonse Mouzon on this 1977 release of atmospheric West Coast fusion. The two headliners are joined by an international cast of supporting musicians including bassist John Lee, Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino, Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos and British guitarist Philip Catherine.

The Tragically Hip - Now For Plan A (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 19, 2017
The Tragically Hip - Now For Plan A (2012)

The Tragically Hip - Now For Plan A (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Rock | Label: Zoë Records | # 01143-1151-2 | Time: 00:39:29

R.I.P. Mr. Gordon Edgar Downie (6 February 1964 – 17 October 2017)

The Tragically Hip come from a long line of bands that began as arena-rock-in-my-basement garage outfits, and actually soldiered on to make music worthy of achieving that aspiration. While it's true that 2004's In Between Evolution and the lackluster We Are the Same were missteps because they were squarely aimed at the ever elusive mainstream, Now for Plan A, the Hip's 13th long-player, produced by Gavin Brown, moves them back to their square, toward the immediacy of their earlier records. Its 11 tracks deliver a varied, mostly uptempo, solid sonic ride that combines big-budget rock & roll production with more basic elements of urgency, impulsiveness, and humor.