Prewar USA pop orchestras, 78rpm shellac rip

American pre-war records with very good sound. Clinton has a great chorus of saxophones, the orchestra is good, but Bea Wain sings so-so, Ellington orchestra emits a powerful rhythm energy with perfectly played and recorded solo on the clarinet in the middle, Ella lively and perky, can be compared with the previous version. The last two records – subtle tenors, fashionable in the 1920s, The Westerners – acoustic record, the most intelligible, but its charm in digital form is almost completely lost.

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Ella and Chick Webb, 1960 LP mono rip

Young, lively, mischievous and humorous Ella sings to the accompaniment of Chick Web — a beautiful foxtrot cocktail. Remastered in 1960 German Brunswick copied from 1930s Decca originals at 78 RPM. The tracks are sorted by year of release; note how much better the clarity of the 1934 “Don’t be that way” orchestra sounds than the recordings of the second half of the 1930s.

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Ella Fitzgerald – Ella, 1960 LP mono rip

Collection of Ella in German Brunswick 1960. A couple of things are recorded very well —it is indicative Hi-Fi of the second half of the 1950s, clearly conveying the nuances of vocals and orchestra. In general, the adult Ella is not my type, but here everything turned out quite fresh, especially Robin’s nest.

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Lionel Hampton sextet, 1951 mono LP

Lo-Fi, audiophile recording. Reissue of 1951, 10 ‘ English Brunswick LP from 78 rpm Decca originals of 1940s. A surprisingly pleasant record in the atmosphere, Hampton is not a virtuoso, but a vibraphone poet, what a touching version of “Time on my hands”he has! The sextet is excellent, no one interferes with the soloist, as is often the case in democratic jazz.

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Count Basie and his orchestra, 1957 LP

German 10 ‘ LP Brunswick. In the 1950s, the original 78 rpms were remastered on LP by Decca, then Brunswick copied them from the Decca. The record is in decent condition, the orchestra sounds harsh, which is usually associated with re-recording 78x originals on an LP. Basie is fine, playing to his heart’s content and enjoying life.

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