Louis Smith

Louis Smith - Here Comes (1958)  

Posted by mreleases at Sept. 3, 2015
Louis Smith - Here Comes (1958)

Louis Smith - Here Comes (1958)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 6 | 42:30 | 104.9 MB
Style: Hard bop | Label: Blue Note

Edward Louis Smith (born May 20, 1931, Memphis, Tennessee, United States) is an American jazz trumpeter. While studying at the University of Michigan, he played with visiting musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thad Jones and Billy Mitchell,[1] before going on to play with Sonny Stitt, Count Basie and Al McKibbon, Cannonball Adderley, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham and Zoot Sims.
Louis Smith - Smithville (1958) {2008 BN Connoisseur CD Series}

Louis Smith - Smithville (1958) {2008 BN Connoisseur CD Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 447 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb
© 2008 Blue Note | 0946 3 58289 2 4 | 24-bit Remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Memphis trumpeter Louis Smith had an almost mythical career. Smith started off in fast company that included Kenny Burrell, Cannonball Adderley, and Zoot Sims, then recorded two rare albums, and finally retired from the scene to become a music teacher, only to return to music in 1978. One of those rare LPs, 1958's SMITHVILLE, is mainstream hard bop of the highest order. While there are no surprises per se, this set features an incredible group–Monk's right-hand man tenor saxophonist Charles Rouse, post-bop ace pianist Sonny Clark, Miles Davis bassist Paul Chambers–playing with a genuine fervor. SMITHVILLE is a virtual must-have for hard bop fanatics.
Keely Smith - The Intimate Keely Smith (Expanded Edition) (2016)

Keely Smith - The Intimate Keely Smith (Expanded Edition) (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 39:11 min | 101 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Real Gone Music

You can't get any more popular in American entertainment than Keely Smith was in the early '60s. Having blown the doors out in Las Vegas, winning a Grammy, having hit after hit and lighting up television screens playing straight "man" to husband Louis Prima, she'd navigated the tricky waters of a professional and personal divorce, striking out on her own and starting her own record label, Keely Records, in partnership with close friend and mentor Frank Sinatra, under the auspices of his Reprise label.

South of St. Louis (1949)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at June 18, 2016
South of St. Louis (1949)

South of St. Louis (1949)
A Film by Ray Enright
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 23min | 720x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 1.15 GB
Genre: Western

Produced by Milton Sperling's United States Pictures, South of St. Louis was given a widespread release by Warner Bros. The story begins in the last days of the Civil War. Chased off their property by guerillas, ranching partners Kip Davis (Joel McCrea), Charlie Burns (Zachary Scott) and Lee Prince (Douglas Kennedy) head southward to seek out a new life. Davis and Burns go into the gun-running business, while Prince joins the Confederate Army. Kip and Charlie battle over the affections of saloon gal Rouge de Lisle (Alexis Smith), a turn of events that falls into the plans of rival gunrunner Luke Cottrell (Victor Jory). The three former friends soon find themselves enemies, and thereby hangs the plotline. Curiously, Dorothy Malone, cast as the "good" heroine, seems to be more worldly and cunning than hard-boiled temptress Alexis Smith. Originally filmed in Technicolor, South of St. Louis was for many years available only in its black-and-white, TV-print form.
Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5 The Final Chapter (1996)

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5 The Final Chapter (1996)
Blues, Jazz, Vocal Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 122 min | 307 MB
Label: Columbia / Legacy | Rel: 1996

The last two-CD set in this five-volume collection contains a lot of curiosities, and several pieces of required listening as well: "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," "Do Your Duty," and "Gimme a Pigfoot" are all here. For curiosities, there's the St. Louis Blues soundtrack, from a film short that contains the only footage of Smith. The second CD consists entirely of interviews with Smith's niece, Ruby Smith, which, while of secondary interest to the music, make for fascinating listening. In a gradual, rambling way, Ruby constructs an image of her famous aunt that reveals additional facets of the Empress of the Blues.

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1924-1925) (1991)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at March 11, 2016
Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1924-1925) (1991)

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1924-1925) (1991)
Blues, Jazz, Vocal Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 121 min | 321 MB
Label: Columbia / Legacy | Rel: 1991

Bessie Smith, even on the evidence of her earliest recordings, well deserved the title "Empress of the Blues" for in the 1920s there was no one in her league for emotional intensity, honest blues feeling, and power. The second of five volumes (the first four are two-CD sets) finds her accompaniment improving rapidly with such sympathetic sidemen as trombonist Charlie Green, cornetist Joe Smith, and clarinetist Buster Bailey often helping her out. However, they are overshadowed by Louis Armstrong, whose two sessions with Smith (nine songs in all) fall into the time period of this second set; particularly classic are their versions of "St. Louis Blues," "Careless Love Blues," and "I Ain't Goin' to Play Second Fiddle." Other gems on this essential set include "Cake Walkin' Babies From Home," "The Yellow Dog Blues," and "At the Christmas Ball."

Stuff Smith - Have Violin, Will Swing (1957)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at April 10, 2015
Stuff Smith - Have Violin, Will Swing (1957)

Stuff Smith - Have Violin, Will Swing (1957)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 38:51 | 86 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Universal / Verve Records

Stuff Smith was one of the big three of pre-bop violinists along with Joe Venuti and Stephane Grappelli. Many of his fans said that he could outswing all of his competitors, and certainly Stuff was a major force on the bandstand. Smith, who cited Louis Armstrong as his main influence, studied music with his father and played with the family band as a child. His first major job and recordings were with Alphonse Trent's territory band in the 1920s, but it was not until 1936 that he had his breakthrough. Leading a quintet at the Onyx Club with trumpeter Jonah Jones, Smith's comedy vocals and hard-swinging approach made the group a hit on 52nd Street for several years; his novelty "I'se a Muggin'" became a hit. Smith worked regularly with his trios in the 1940s, but was in danger of being forgotten in the '50s when Norman Granz recorded…

Bessie Smith - Squeeze Me (2008)  

Posted by jclane at Feb. 26, 2014
Bessie Smith - Squeeze Me (2008)

Bessie Smith - Squeeze Me (2008)
EAC Rip | 2CDs | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 554 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 384 MB | Full scans included
Label: Le Chant du Monde | Catalog.#: 274 1469.70 | Genre: Blues

Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on other jazz vocalists.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) [Re-UP]  

Posted by Someonelse at Dec. 21, 2012
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) [Re-UP]

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
A Film by Vincente Minnelli
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | Cover + DVD Scan | 01:48:16 | 6,57 Gb
Audio: #1 English AC3 5.1 @ 384 Kbps; #2 German, #3 Spanish - AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps (each)
Subs (18): Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (+SDH), Finnish, French, German (+SDH),
Greek, Hungarian, Italian (+SDH), Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish
Genre: Family, Romance

St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.
Wadada Leo Smith & Louis Moholo-Moholo - Ancestors (2012)

Wadada Leo Smith & Louis Moholo-Moholo - Ancestors (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 60:33 min | 127 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: TUM Records

The title of this remarkable album says it all. American trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo are two forefathers of modern jazz, innovative musicians who redefined the practices of their instruments and the connections between the Afro-American, African and European jazz legacies— creative composers and esteemed bandleaders for nearly five decades and role models for generations of musicians. So, this musical meeting between these two masters, their first as a duo, was bound to happen. Thanks to the Finnish TUM label said meeting was documented beautifully.