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The Roy Meriwether Trio – The Stone Truth (1966/2016) [AcousticSounds 24-192]

The Roy Meriwether Trio – The Stone Truth (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 36:55 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

A multi-dimensional and self-taught virtuoso, pianist Roy Meriwether blends jazz, blues, and gospel with classical elements in a unique and innovative style. In the mid-60s, on the commercial peak of Jazz, Roy Meriwether signed to Columbia Records whole roster boasted such great artists as Dave Brubeck and Erroll Garner. “The Stone Truth: The Live Sounds Of The Roy Meriwether Trio” was released in 1966.

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Roy Meriwether Trio – Popcorn & Soul: Groovin At The Movies (1966/2016) [AcousticSounds 24-192]

Roy Meriwether Trio – Popcorn And Soul: Groovin At The Movies (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 33:19 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

A multi-dimensional and self-taught virtuoso, pianist Roy Meriwether blends jazz, blues, and gospel with classical elements in a unique and innovative style. In the mid-60s, on the commercial peak of Jazz, Roy Meriwether signed to Columbia Records whole roster boasted such great artists as Dave Brubeck and Erroll Garner. His “Popcorn & Soul” album was released in 1966 under the Roy Meriwether Trio title. A groovy piano soul jazz.

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Peggy March and Bennie Thomas – In Our Fashion (1965/2015) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

Peggy March and Bennie Thomas – In Our Fashion (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 28:41 minutes | 648 MB | Genre: Pop/Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

Originally released on RCA Victor, “In Our Fashion” by Peggy March and Bennie Thomas has 12 tracks and features duets and solo numbers by both singers.

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Nat King Cole – After Midnight (1957/2010) [AcousticSounds DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Nat King Cole – After Midnight (1957/2010)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 01:04:45 minutes | 2,55 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time –01:04:45 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Digital Booklet
Genre: Jazz | © Analogue Productions

This 1957 release from Nat King Cole peaked at number 13 on US album charts and marks the last album Cole recorded with jazz flavour. Despite being billed as a trio recording, Cole is joined on these sessions by musicians including Harry “Sweets” Edison on trumpet and other guests contributing sax, violin, trombone and even bongos.

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Miriam Makeba – The Voice Of Africa (1964/2016) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

Miriam Makeba – The Voice Of Africa (1964/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 28:14 minutes | 601 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

Throughout her time as a concert singer in 1960s America Miriam Makeba was promoted as the embodied voice of a sonic, imagined Africa. Where her white audiences were attracted to the complete „otherness“ of her African blackness, her black American audiences saw themselves – or imagined versions of themselves – put on stage, and built solidarities between their own struggle and the struggle against apartheid.

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Miriam Makeba – The Magic Of Makeba (1965/2016) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

Miriam Makeba – The Magic Of Makeba (1965/2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 38:23 minutes | 863 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

Miriam Makeba’s sixth and final RCA Victor album largely abandoned the South African focus of her earlier recordings (particularly her most recent release, the joint LP An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba, which was devoted to songs in South African tribal languages) for a collection of mainstream pop on which she was backed by an orchestra conducted by Sid Bass.

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Miriam Makeba – Miriam Makeba (1960/2016) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

Miriam Makeba – Miriam Makeba (1960/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 36:05 minutes | 823 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Legacy

Zenzile Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, actor, UN goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. This is her self-titled album – released in 1960 on the RCA Victor label.

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Mahalia Jackson – What The World Needs Now (1970/2015) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

Mahalia Jackson – What The World Needs Now (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 44:58 minutes | 854 MB | Genre: Gospel
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Columbia / Legacy

Mahalia Jackson, hailed as one of America’s greatest voices, working for Columbia Records, for whom she made 15 albums. The Columbia albums, often with the backing of strings and choirs, had a much tighter, less improvisational feel than her earlier recordings, which exuded a raw power. In 1970 she’s even released a pop arranged song collection, “What the World Needs Now”.

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Mahalia Jackson – Sweet Little Jesus Boy (1955/2015) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

Mahalia Jackson – Sweet Little Jesus Boy (1955/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 37:43 minutes | 431 MB | Genre: Gospel
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Columbia / Legacy

Widely regarded as the greatest gospel singer of all time, Mahalia Jacksom made her impact felt across several musical genres. Her appearances at the 1957 and 1958 Newport Jazz Festivals exposed her to audiences that had previously been unaware of her abilities, just as her weekly radio show (which began in 1954) had done earlier in the decade. By 1961 she was considered almost part of the musical mainstream, resulting in her singing at President Kennedy’s inaugural ball. This album was originally released in 1955, her first Christmas album, but would be reissued six years later to great success.

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Mahalia Jackson – Mahalia Sings The Gospel Right Out Of The Church (1969/2015) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

Mahalia Jackson – Mahalia Sings The Gospel Right Out Of The Church (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 35:19 minutes | 753 MB | Genre: Gospel
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Columbia / Legacy

General critical consensus holds Mahalia Jackson as the greatest gospel singer ever to live; a major crossover success whose popularity extended across racial divides, she was gospel’s first superstar, and even decades after her death remains, for many listeners, a defining symbol of the music’s transcendent power. This album was originally released on Columbia Records in 1969.

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