Mam'zelle Nitouche (1954

East Coast Jazz, Vol.2 - Vinnie Burke (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.2 - The Vinnie Burke Quartet (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 21:28 minutes | 310 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The loss of the use of a finger altered the direction of Vinnie Burke's career. A onetime violinist and guitarist, after his left pinky knuckle was crushed while working at a munitions factory, he was forced to shift to double bass. In the second half of the 1940s he played with Joe Mooney, Tony Scott, and Cy Coleman. Later, he played with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Tal Farlow, Marian McPartland, Don Elliott, Vic Dickenson, Gil Mellé, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Mehegan, Chris Connor, Eddie Costa, and Bobby Hackett. He led his own band in 1956 and led small combos into the 1980s.
Various Artists - Compact Jazz: More of Best of Dixieland (1954-64) {Philips 838 347-2 rel 1989}

Various Artists - Compact Jazz: More of Best of Dixieland (1954-64) {Philips 838 347-2 rel 1989}
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© 1954-64, 1989 Philips / PolyGram Int. | 838 347-2
Jazz / Dixieland / Big Band / New Orleans Jazz / Traditional Jazz

Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is a style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century.
Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}
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© 1954, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2721~22
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Clarinet

Conversing with Artie Shaw – as Loren Schoenberg and I did in preparation for annotating these further treasures from his last recordings – is an exhilarating experience. This is because this master of the clarinet excels at making connections. Just as he always knew how to get from one note the next in such a way that the result was a cohesive statement – a story, as jazz musicians used to put it – he knows how to link one idea to another, to make allusions, to place things in context, within a frame of reference that ranges wide and far. Artie Shaw always told a story when he played, and he had that sound – immediately, unmistakably identifiable as his and his alone. It is a treat to hear him tell us some timeless stories we hadn’t heard before. Dan Morgenstern.
Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 1 (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2709~10 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 1 (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2709~10 rel 2009}
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© 1954, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2709~10
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Clarinet

These marvellous performances are culled from Artie Shaw’s final recordings as an instrumentalist. It is crystal clear that he retired at the height of his powers. Throughout these pieces, his playing is a joy to the ear and the mind, and his unique sound on the clarinet has seldom if ever been better captured. Shaw was still in his prime as a leader as well: this last Gramercy Five was a collective of the first order with a sound and style of its own, attuned to the times but never falling into the trap of trendiness.
East Coast Jazz, Vol.1 - Bobby Scott (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.1 - Bobby Scott (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 19:57 minutes | 403 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Though he left performing for composing at the end of the '50s and stayed away many years before returning, Bobby Scott made some entertaining, delightful music. He was a good pianist, effective vocalist, and above average vibist. Scott also played accordion, bass, cello, and clarinet. He studied at the La Follette School of Music in New York City in 1945 with Edvard Moritz, a former Debussy pupil as a child, and was a professional at 11. He was playing with Louis Prima and traveling with veteran musicians at 15. Scott worked with Gene Krupa and Tony Scott (unrelated) in the mid-'50s, and had a pop hit with his version of "Chain Gang". Scott worked at the Cafe Bohemia, and appeared at the Great South Bay Jazz Festival in 1958 and the New Haven Festival of Arts in 1959.

White Christmas (1954) + Extras  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 16, 2017
White Christmas (1954) + Extras

White Christmas (1954) + Extras
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Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 640 Kbps + Commentary track | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance | Director: Michael Curtiz

Having left the Army following W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General.
Terre Gemelle - Volume 5 - Tavole Domenicali 23-05-1954 - 05-09-1954

Terre Gemelle - Volume 5 - Tavole Domenicali 23-05-1954 - 05-09-1954
Italian | CBR | 20 pages | 25.7 MB
Outposts of Empire: Korea, Vietnam, and the Origins of the Cold War in Asia, 1949-1954

Outposts of Empire: Korea, Vietnam, and the Origins of the Cold War in Asia, 1949-1954 by Steven Hugh Lee
English | 1995 | ISBN: 0773513264, 0773514201, 9780773513266, 9780773514201 | 295 Pages | PDF | 16.64 MB

Vera Cruz (1954)  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 9, 2017
Vera Cruz (1954)

Vera Cruz (1954)
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Genre: Adventure, Western | Director: Robert Aldrich

After the American Civil War, mercenaries travel to Mexico to fight in their revolution for money. The former soldier and gentleman Benjamin Trane meets the gunman and killer Joe Erin and his men, and together they are hired by the Emperor Maximillian and the Marquis Henri de Labordere to escort the Countess Marie Duvarre to the harbor of Vera Cruz. Ben and Erin find that the stagecoach is transporting US$ 3,000,000.00 in gold hidden below the seat and they scheme to steal it. Along their journey, betrayals and incidents happen changing their initial intentions.
Chet Baker Quartet - Jazz At Ann Arbor (1954) {Pacific Jazz Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9441 rel 2002}

Chet Baker Quartet - Jazz At Ann Arbor (1954) {Pacific Jazz Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9441 rel 2002}
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© 1954, 2002 Pacific Jazz / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-9441 | Mini LP | Mono
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Chet Baker (trumpet) was arguably at the peak of his prowess when captured in a quartet setting at the Masonic Temple in Ann Arbor, MI, May 9, 1954. He's joined by Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass) and Bob Neel (drums), all of whom provide ample assistance without ever obscuring their leader's laid-back and refined style. Baker's sublime sounds also garnered notice from critics, who had placed him atop polls in both Metronome and Down Beat magazines the previous year.