1941 Year

The Bombing of Dublin's North Strand, 1941: The Untold Story  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at June 22, 2018
The Bombing of Dublin's North Strand, 1941: The Untold Story

The Bombing of Dublin's North Strand, 1941: The Untold Story by Kevin C. Kearns
English | October 16, 2009 | ISBN: 0717146014, 0717146448 | EPUB | 400 pages | 17.7 MB

Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at June 18, 2018
Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941 by Thurston Clarke
English | May 1, 2001 | ISBN: 0345446070 | EPUB | 336 pages | 9 MB

Nat "King" Cole - 1940-1941 (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 9, 2018
Nat "King" Cole - 1940-1941 (1994)

Nat "King" Cole - 1940-1941 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 161 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 773)

Considering how well he improvised at the piano, Nat King Cole's rise to fame was gruelingly gradual. Volume Two in the Classics Nat King Cole chronology contains all of the recordings he made between July 22, 1940 and March 14, 1941. His trio, a sharp little unit containing guitarist Oscar Moore and string bassist Wesley Prince, spent much of the year 1940 holding down a steady gig in the Radio Room, a small club located at 1539 Vine Street in Hollywood. It was there that they polished their act to perfection, ignored by both the public at large and the major record labels. As King Cole's Swingsters, they did manage to cut a small number of records for the Davis & Schwegler transcription service, a sleazy little fly by night outfit that soon went bankrupt, leaving the recordings unreleased and the musicians unpaid…

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1941 (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 10, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1941 (1995)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1941 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 217 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 851)

Duke Ellington's last recordings before Pearl Harbor are on this CD. The band's personnel remained remarkably consistent, except that Jimmy Blanton was forced into retirement by tuberculosis before the final four selections on this disc, unfortunately passing away the following year. Included on this set are sessions led by cornetist Rex Stewart, altoist Johnny Hodges, and clarinetist Barney Bigard, which include the initial recordings of "Subtle Slough" (soon renamed "Just Squeeze Me"), "Passion Flower," "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," and "C Jam Blues" (initially called "'C' Blues"). The big band selections are highlighted by "Rocks in My Bed," Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge," and "Raincheck." This is classic music, whether acquired in this series or with the alternate takes on its American counterpart through RCA/Bluebird.
From Victim to Survivor: The Emergence and Development of the Holocaust Witness, 1941-1949

From Victim to Survivor: The Emergence and Development of the Holocaust Witness, 1941-1949 by Margaret Taft
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0853039763 | 234 Pages | PDF | 3.9 MB

This original study into the development of the Holocaust witness is a groundbreaking contribution to the scholarship of early Holocaust testimony.

Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans - 1938-1941 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 13, 2018
Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans - 1938-1941 (1993)

Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans - 1938-1941 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 728)

Trombonist Dicky Wells once said that Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans were "…a living headache to everyone. They could swing and make most bands happy to play 'Home Sweet Home.' When a band like that's on your tail, the night seems to never end. They didn't seem to know the meaning of letting up." As the house band at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom, this group undoubtedly knew how to keep a large crowd entertained with music for dancing purposes. In person they must have been tight and right in order to warrant such praise from other musicians and to hold down their gig at the Savoy for nine years…

Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra - 1941-1942 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 5, 2018
Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra - 1941-1942 (1993)

Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra - 1941-1942 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 217 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 712)

All 20 of the Lucky Millinder Orchestra's valuable 1941-1942 recordings are on this recommended CD. Millinder himself was not a musician and his only vocal here is mostly shouting on "Ride, Red, Ride," but he was an effective bandleader and frontman. Other than a couple of World War II propaganda songs, the music on these sessions emphasizes swing, and several notable artists are featured. Sister Rosetta Tharpe (who also played excellent guitar) has six rollicking showcases, and among the soloists are clarinetist Buster Bailey, tenorman Stafford Simon, pianist Bill Doggett, and (on the final four songs) altoist Tab Smith and the rapidly emerging trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. On "Little John Special," Dizzy quotes directly from the as-yet-unwritten "Salt Peanuts." Other highlights include "Rock Daniel," "Apollo Jump," "Rock Me," "That's All," and "Mason Flyer."

Maxine Sullivan - 1938-1941 (1998)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 18, 2018
Maxine Sullivan - 1938-1941 (1998)

Maxine Sullivan - 1938-1941 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 139 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 991)

The second Classics CD in their Maxine Sullivan series has all of the subtle singer's recordings from a 2½-year period. Since "Loch Lomond" had been such a big hit, Sullivan was persuaded to record quite a few Scottish folk songs in a similar light swing style. Included on this CD from that idiom are such numbers as "I Dream of Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair," "Drink to Me With Thine Eyes," "Turtle Dove," "If I Had a Ribbon Bow," "Molly Malone," and "Barbara Allen." Although those performances are enjoyable, the actual high points of this release are such tunes as "It Ain't Necessarily So," "Ill Wind," "The Hour of Parting" and "What a Difference a Day Made"…

Django Reinhardt - 1940-1941 (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 21, 2018
Django Reinhardt - 1940-1941 (1995)

Django Reinhardt - 1940-1941 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 168 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 852)

All of these sides but one (a pop vocal by Charles Trenet) were made in December 1940, just half a year into the Nazi occupation of Paris. People are still marveling over the fact that Django Reinhardt, a Gypsy who played music closely aligned with Jews and Afro-Americans, was not arrested and put to death by the invasive regime, for these collective jams were and are the antithesis of fascist ideology. It just so happens that this little slice of the chronology contains some of Reinhardt's most interesting material, wonderfully evolved from the earlier Hot Club de France, yet filled with premonitions of how jazz would come to sound ten or even 20 years later. Hubert Rostaing was an inventive clarinetist, sounding something like Marshall Royal, and is featured on most of these sides…
Edmond Hall, James P. Johnson, Sidney De Paris, Vic Dickenson - The Complete Blue Note Sessions (1985) {4CD Mosaic rec 1941-52}

Edmond Hall, James P. Johnson, Sidney De Paris, Vic Dickenson - The Complete Blue Note Sessions (1985) {4CD Mosaic rec 1941-52}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 883 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 628 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 186 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1941-52, 1985 Mosaic Records / Blue Note | MD4-109
Jazz / Early Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Swing / Dixieland / Stride

To say that this limited-edition six-LP Mosaic box is overflowing with classics is an understatement. Included are a variety of small-group sessions (with overlapping personnel) from the early days of Blue Note. The Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet has five songs that are the only existing examples of Charlie Christian playing acoustic guitar; clarinetist Hall, Meade Lux Lewis (on celeste), and bassist Israel Crosby complete the unique group. The king of stride piano, James P. Johnson, is heard on eight solos; other combos are led by Johnson, Hall (who heads four groups in all), trumpeter Sidney DeParis, and trombonist Vic Dickenson (heard in a 1952 quartet with organist Bill Doggett).