Dr. Duke

Dr. Duke Tumatoe - I Just Want To Be Ric (2010)  Music

Posted by whymove43 at Dec. 24, 2010
Dr. Duke Tumatoe - I Just Want To Be Ric (2010)

Dr. Duke Tumatoe - I Just Want To Be Ric (2010)
MP3 320 kbps | 43 min 52 sec | 96.17 Mb
Genre: Blues, Rock | Label: Electro Glide

You may remember him as the leader of the All-Star Frogs (1970-1983) and the Power Trio (1983-present), doing humorous and raunchy blues originals such as “Tie You Up!” and “More Love, More Money”. You may remember the Tumatoe tours of local clubs and endless spins of his songs on college radio in the ’70s and ’80s. You may not know that he played in a FIJI house band (Lothar and the Hand People) at the University of Illinois, the band name created by Bill Geist, CBS Sunday Morning News Correspondent; recorded for Warner Bros. (I Like My Job, produced by John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame); and was a member of REO Speedwagon — he left in 1969, evidently taking all rocking bluesy rootsy-ness with him — and he grew up on the South Side of Chicago, a blues-loving youth who hung with the legends.

Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 16, 2017
Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}

Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 451 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 198 mb
Genre: blues, funk, jazz

Duke Elegant is the 2000 album by Malcolm Rebennack, better known as Dr. John. This was released on Parlophone Records in Europe in 1999 but this is from the Blue Note pressing in the U.S. that came out in 2000 and it honors the music and legacy of Duke Ellington through mixing up jazz with his blues, soul, and shrimp gumbo ya-ya.
Javon Jackson ‎– Sugar Hill: The Music of Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn (2007) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Javon Jackson, David Hazeltine, Tony Reedus, Paul Gill ‎– Sugar Hill (2007)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:08 minutes | Front/Rear+PDF | 3,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear+PDF booklet | 1,15 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # SACD333

The acclaimed New York saxophonist Javon Jackson leads a celebration of the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, whose collaboration began in 1938 and continued until Strayhorn's death in 1967. Jackson is joined for this session by arranger/pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Paul Gill and drummer Tony Reedus. Together they perform well-known compositions such as "Caravan," "Chelsea Bridge," and "Lotus Blossom," as well as tunes that are not usually played by quartets such as "In My Solitude." The two soloists, Jackson and Hazeltine explore the bluesier and moodier side of Ellington's music as well as ballads like "Warm Valley" and slightly more up-tempo tunes like "In a Sentimental Mood".
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (1960) [Reissue, Remastered 2004]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (1960) [Reissue, Remastered 2004]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 452 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 149 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 44 Mb
Jazz, Swing | Label: Columbia/Legacy / Sony Music, #:512919 2 | 01:04:07

Recorded in 1960, Piano in the Background's title is a bit of a misnomer. While it's true that Duke Ellington often didn't appear on his recordings at all and this one is designed to showcase a series of new arrangements for the Ellington Orchestra, it also offers the composer and bandleader as a pianist leading the band. All of the album's original nine cuts, as well as its five bonus tracks, are introduced by the man himself at the ivories, and he also takes each one out.

George Duke - The Inner Source (1973) {MPS}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2018
George Duke - The Inner Source (1973) {MPS}

George Duke - The Inner Source (1973) {MPS}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 429MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 207MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

In 1971 George Duke, having just recently done his time with the Mothers of Invention, was engaged by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Beginning in April of that year, Duke made two recordings over a short timespan that on their release in 1973 as a double LP (against the desire of the artists, by the way), would be a major statement. On Chapter One of his fusion autobiography, “Solus”, Duke, along with the skeleton crew of bassist John Heard and drummer Dick Berk, tries out the new compositional philosophy he had absorbed from his work with Adderley. The album was obliged to maintain a jazzy environment, illustrated by the harmonically flowing piano improvisation on “Love Reborn” and the bop-influenced busyness of “The Followers”. But the record also signifies the importance of the keyboards in all their diverse contexts – the funky rock of “Au-right”, and the smoldering, dreamy feel of “Peace”, for instance.

VA - Blind Pig Records: 30th Anniversary Collection (2006)  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 19, 2018
VA - Blind Pig Records: 30th Anniversary Collection (2006)

VA - Blind Pig Records: 30th Anniversary Collection (2006)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 927 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 328 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 2003

This stalwart independent label, headquartered in San Francisco, began in a small Ann Arbor club and grew into one of the most important imprints in blues. Thirty-three tunes ricochet between the potent old-school Chicago stylings of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells's classic "Hoodoo Man Blues" and Big Walter Horton'ss swinging shuffle "Put the Kettle On" to the intriguing pop-folk hybrid of Roy Rogers and Norton Buffalo and the dashing retro-nuevo guitarisms of Nick Curran & the Niteflies to the brawny Texas-schooled sounds of Omar & the Howlers and Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King. The label's Delta blues side is underrepresented, although James Cotton and Elvin Bishop offer two great flavors of cottonland grind.
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The Duke Ellington Song Book (1960) {2010, Japanese Reissue}

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The Duke Ellington Song Book (1960) {2010, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 171 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 80 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 38 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Mainstream Jazz, Bop | Verve Records #UCCV-9393

This 1959 album is the second of Oscar Petersons two 50's Duke Ellington Songbook recordings and the first one in stereo. On this album the line-up is Oscar Peterson (Piano), Ray Brown (Double Bass) and Ed Thigpen (Drums). The first Ellington songbook album by Peterson and his trio, the 1952 album Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington was a mono recording. Both albums were digitally remastered and compiled on one CD for the Verve Master Edition re-release series in 1999.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 17, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 319 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 550)

During 1928, the main stars of Duke Ellington's orchestra (in addition to the leader/pianist/composer/arranger) were trumpeter Bubber Miley, trombonist Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, clarinetist Barney Bigard, and (starting in June) altoist Johnny Hodges. All of the master takes (including ones for different labels) are being reissued in the Classics series. This disc is highlighted by "Black Beauty" (particularly Ellington's solo piano version), the heated "Hot and Bothered" (featuring guest guitarist Lonnie Johnson and singer Baby Cox), "Louisiana," and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love." Two songs feature singer Ozie Ware backed by a small combo taken from Ellington's big band. This CD has plenty of timeless classics, most of which are also available in other reissue programs.
Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 30:33 minutes | 588 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Born Ruffians are a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2004, originally from Midland, Ontario, located near Georgian Bay. Their new album, produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins), "Uncle, Duke & The Chief" is a record less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good. In the Ruffians case that meant shedding some of their more arty influences (the Pixies, Talking Heads) and reconnecting with the sounds they first heard on their parents turntables as kids: Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and pre-psychedelic Beatles. It s about going back to the deepest, most satisfying itch to scratch, says lead singer Luke Lalonde. And in doing so, the album takes you back to a time when the Ruffians sounded less like a band and more like a gang, raising a wild ruckus and speaking in telepathic tongues.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 15, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 542)

As usual with the Classics series, the music on this CD is released complete and in chronological order, covering the music originally released by several record labels but without including alternate takes. In the case of Duke Ellington, because he would frequently record the same song slightly rearranged on several occasions for different companies, there are multiple versions of some titles on this CD, but the alternate versions that he made for the labels have been left out. During the very important period covered by this disc, the Duke Ellington Orchestra (having recently found their sound) was hired by the Cotton Club as the house band and they hit the big time…