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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
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© 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.

The Troggs - Hip Hip Hooray (1968) {2004, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 9, 2017
The Troggs - Hip Hip Hooray (1968) {2004, Reissue}

The Troggs - Hip Hip Hooray (1968) {2004, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 345 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 41 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Beat, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock | Repertoire Records #REPUK 1062

Hip Hip Hooray is actually a retitled and slightly resequenced reissue of the Troggs' 1968 U.K. album Mixed Bag (which never came out in the United States), tacking on 11 CD bonus cuts from 1970 and 1973 singles. The original title Mixed Bag was an appropriate description of this rather scrapheap assembly, as it wasn't really a regular album. Instead, it was a budget-priced compilation matching eight songs that appeared on British and American singles in 1968 with four others that made their first appearance on the LP. Although all but one of the tracks was a Troggs original ("Hip Hip Hooray" being the lone exception)…

VA - Hip-Hop The Collection (3CD) (2014) {Rhino}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 9, 2017
VA - Hip-Hop The Collection (3CD) (2014) {Rhino}

VA - Hip-Hop The Collection (3D) (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | RAR | 1585 mb
Hip-Hop, Rap | Label: Rhino Records - 825646337798

Packaging-wise and title-wise, the Rhino label's Hip Hop: The Collection is as generic as they come, but after that, all complaints are minimal. Get it at the right price, and it doesn't even matter that the theme is mega-broad and that the T.I. hit isn't one everyone knows, because when a collection goes from Afrika Bambaataa's seminal electro-rap "Planet Rock… Don't Stop" to Missy Elliot's "Get Ur Freak On" with barely any filler in the middle, the freak is on and the planet is certainly rocked. The set jumps time periods at will, and yet the sequencing works, so consider it a time capsule or a portable party, because it's both.
Wes Montgomery - Movin': The Compete Verve Recordings 1964-1968 (2011) {5CD Set Hip-O Select-Verve B0015613-02}

Wes Montgomery - Movin': The Compete Verve Recordings 1964-1968 (2011) {5CD Set Hip-O Select-Verve B0015613-02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.30 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 890 Mb
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© 1964-68, 2011 Hip-O Select / Verve / Universal | B0015613-02
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar Jazz

All eight of the albums Wes Montgomery issued on Verve in the mid-'60s (including the two he did with organist Jimmy Smith) are on this limited-edition, five-CD box set. With the addition of 20 bonus tracks (none previously unreleased, some of them alternate takes or overdubbed versions) and a 76-page booklet that includes readable reproductions of the original LP sleeves, it's the definitive compilation of his work for the label. By its very size, of course, its appeal might be limited to completists and serious collectors.
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}
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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.

Mimi Fox - Perpetually Hip (2006)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 10, 2015
Mimi Fox - Perpetually Hip (2006)

Mimi Fox - Perpetually Hip (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 472 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 290 mb | Scans included | 84 min
Jazz, Folk, World | Label: Music Brokers | Rel: 2006

This 2-CD set is a revelation. The extant catalogue of really hot female jazz guitarists is shockingly limited and Fox may now very well head the list. Emily Remler and Leni Stern come to mind, but neither of them could boast a style and acumen quite so strongly placed in modern trad and abstract jazz styles while simultaneously mutating every measure. Such a state-of-mind is starkly obvious on the second CD, a set of solos on standards that, while a skosh sterilely recorded, are astonishing for their wealth of innovation, technique, and personal voice, especially in atonalities and tweaks. Fox carries a lineage of the finest players like a bionic implant, evidencing Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, Joe Beck, Pat Martino, and, most importantly, her true mentor, Joe Pass, an icon who found himself involuntarily so impressed by the guitarist 15 years ago that he not only agreed to give her a lesson but spent six straight hours at the outset, later becoming a friend.
Earl Van Dyke - The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums & More (1963-70) [2CD] {2012 Hip-O Select Remaster}

Earl Van Dyke - The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums & More (1963-70) [2CD] {2013 Hip-O Select Remaster}
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© 2012 Motown / Hip-O Select / Universal | B0016212-02
Rhythm & Blues / Soul / Funk / Organ

2012 two CD collection devoted to the works of Motown session keyboardist (and Funk Brother extraordinaire) Earl Van Dyke. Originally, some of the Hitsville studio musicians would be ''allowed'' to cut soulful Blues and Jazz tracks for the company's Workshop Jazz label, as long as they handled the regular gig, cutting hits on the Hitsville U.S.A. assembly line. By 1964, however, Workshop Jazz was dead. Motown made good on their promise, somewhat, giving Earl Van Dyke a rare opportunity in the spotlight by issuing in his name a single and a subsequent LP, That Motown Sound. Earl's artistic disappointment belies the gems contained within those vocal-less Motown hits and the additional bonus tracks from Motown's vaults that comprise Disc One of this set. Additional previously unheard nuggets can be found amongst the bonus tracks on Disc Two.

Lenny White - Renderers Of Spirit (1996) {Hip Bop} [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 27, 2014
Lenny White - Renderers Of Spirit (1996) {Hip Bop} [Repost]

Lenny White - Renderers Of Spirit (1996) {Hip Bop}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 411MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Drummer Lenny White doesn't explore much new territory on Renderers Of Spirit, which contains nothing that will make you forget that he played drums on the legendary Bitches Brew sessions for Miles Davis, or that, along with Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Al DiMeola, he helped define 1970s jazz-fusion as Return to Forever.