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#16 Post by GemZombie » Thu May 01, 2003 10:25 am

Hot Damn, i may just become an Emusic subscriber!!

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#17 Post by Lawrence » Thu May 01, 2003 1:34 pm

Nate Dogg wrote:I do have to say that I spin from CDs created with eMusic MP3s all the time and I have never had a complaint.
Don't assume no one has noticed just because nobody has said anything. Unless it is awful, that's not the sort of thing most people will complain about.

Moreover, better sound quality often provides an added benefit that most dancers do not even realize adds to the experience. Only nerds who pay attention will realize why. But everyone appreciates it, even if they do not realize what "the difference" is. Nobody complains about sound quality being too GOOD.

It is good that Emusic is upping the bitrate, though.
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#18 Post by GemZombie » Thu May 01, 2003 2:46 pm

So I signed up for emusic. The bitrate has improved, as promised, and the sound quality on old Jazz stuff is turning out to be Excellent. So far I've only downloaded some Old Jazz recordings, but I'm stoked.

I'm not even bothered by the fact that newer artists aren't on emusic since I'm a fan of old music anyway... but I do see *that* as the biggest issue left for emusic to overcome.

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#19 Post by Nate Dogg » Sun May 18, 2003 4:01 pm

More eMusic picks

Ernestine Anderson - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series

Ernestine Anderson - Never Make Your Move To soon

Miles Davis - Bag's Groove

Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me (not really a Lindy recomend, but a great album to have)

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#20 Post by Nate Dogg » Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:47 am

Two albums that have been getting some play on Yehoodi Radio lately, both up on eMusic.

Lionel Hampton - Revisited
Duke Heitger And His Swing Band - Rhythm Is Our Business

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#21 Post by Lawrence » Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:11 am

Nate Dogg wrote:Two albums that have been getting some play on Yehoodi Radio lately, both up on eMusic.
I hope you're working on commission, Dude. :D
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#22 Post by Nate Dogg » Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:44 am

Since the days of eMusic being an economically viable source for tunes is questionable at best, I thought I would revive this thread. Several DJs, including myself are going on a download binge before the Nov 8th switchover to their new, lame service offering.

Ideally, we can we turn each other onto some cool offering over the next few weeks.

Some albums to check out if you don't already have them:

Ray Brown - Live From New York To Tokyo
Irene Reid - Million Dollar Secret
Irene Reid - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
Shirley Scott - Soul Shoutin'
Shirley Scott - Legends Of Acid Jazz
Monty Alexander - Echoes Of Jilly's
Monty Alexander - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Andre Previn - West Side Story
Earl Hines - Varieties!
Earl Hines - Another Monday Date
Earl Hines - A Monday Date
Earl Hines - Earl Hines Live at the Crescendo - Volume 2
Count Basie And Joe Turner - The Bosses
Arnett Cobb - Smooth Sailing
Swan Silvertones - Love Lifted Me / My Rock
Gene Harris All Star Big Band - Tribute To Count Basie
Jack McDuff - Screamin'
Various Artists - Specialty Legends Of Boogie Woogie
Various Artists - Specialty Legends Of Jump Blues Volume 1
Jimmy Witherspoon - Jazz Me Blues: The Best Of Jimmy Witherspoon
Helen Humes - 'Deed I Do
Helen Humes - Songs I Like To Sing!
Helen Humes - 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
Helen Humes - Swingin' With Humes
Mary Stallings - I Waited For You
Mary Stallings - Spectrum
Mary Stallings - Manhattan Moods
Betty Roche - Singin' and Swingin'
Snooky Young - Snooky & Marshal's Album
Lionel Hampton - Revisited
Mary Lou Williams - Live At The Keystone Korner
Mose Allison - Greatest Hits
Bill Henderson - Complete VeeJay Recordings Volume 2
Patti Austin - For Ella
Harry James - Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Harry James - Strictly Instrumental: His Greatest Hits
Milt Jackson And Count Basie - Milt Jackson + Count Basie + Big Band Volume 1
Milt Jackson And Count Basie - Milt Jackson + Count Basie + Big Band Volume 2
Kermit Ruffins - World On A String
Kermit Ruffins - The Big Butter and Egg Man
Kermit Ruffins - Hold On Tight
Dennis Rowland - Rhyme, Rhythm, and Reason
Coolbone - Bone Swing
Keely Smith - Keely Swings Basie-style
Ernie Andrews - Girl Talk
Ernie Andrews - Ernie Andrews
Gene Harris - The Best Of The Concord Years (Disc 1)
Gene Harris - The Best Of The Concord Years (Disc 2)
Gene Harris - Down Home Blues
J.J. Johnson And Al Grey - Things Are Getting Better All The Time
Etta Jones - Easy Living
Etta Jones - Love Shout
Etta Jones - Hollar!
Etta Jones - Don't Go to Strangers
Etta Jones - My Buddy
Etta Jones - Lonely And Blue
Joe Liggins And The Honeydrippers - Joe Liggins And The Honeydrippers
Ernestine Anderson - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Woody Herman - Live At The Concord Jazz Festival
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five, 1938-1940
Various Artists - The Bebop Singers
Jeannie And Jimmy Cheatham And The Sweet Baby Blues Band
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Gud Nuz Bluz
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Homeward Bound
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Blues And The Boogie Masters
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Midnight Mama
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Luv In The Afternoon
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Back To The Neighborhood
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Basketful of Blues
Asylum Street Spankers - Hot Lunch
Asylum Street Spankers - Dirty Ditties
Asylum Street Spankers - Christmas Spanking
Asylum Street Spankers - Live
Count Basie And Zoot Sims - Basie & Zoot
Duke Heitger And His Swing Band - Rhythm Is Our Business
Duke Ellington - The Intimacy Of The Blues
Harry "Sweets" Edison - Edison's Lights

Plus anything you see by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong

Some of the Count Basie available:
The Best of the Count Basie Big Band
The Best Of Count Basie
Mostly Blues...And Some Others
Warm Breeze
Count Basie Big Band: Montreux '77
Basie Jam
88 Basie Street
Kansas City 6
Fancy Pants
April In Paris
The Basie Big Band
Basie Jam 2
Live In 1953! At Birdland
Yessir, That's My Baby
Kansas City 7
Live In Japan, '78
The Gifted Ones
For The Second Time
Count Basie 1937-1943
Farmer's Market Barbecue
Prime Time
Fun Time
Kansas City Shout
Count Basie Get Together
Count Basie: 1936-1942
Basie And Friends
For The First Time
Kansas City 5

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#23 Post by gatorgal » Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:46 pm

Thank you! This was going to be my project for the weekend... for the help!

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#24 Post by lindyholic » Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:00 pm

Eddie Condon box set, get it now. I am trying to remember what it's called...the Complete Sessions or something like that.

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#25 Post by SpuzBal » Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:23 pm

Don't forget about "Uptown Downbeat" by Ellington.
"In my opinion, out of the ten great guitarists in the world, Django is five of them!" - Rex Stewart

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#26 Post by lindyholic » Fri Oct 10, 2003 2:06 pm

Word

Oh, and Harlemania! Gotta get that!

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#27 Post by SpuzBal » Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:51 pm

Anyone else having trouble downloading?

Perhaps the apparent mass exodus is slowing down their servers. :?
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#28 Post by Lindy Bomb » Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:08 pm

I am too. I'm wondering if it won't go better at odd hours.

Probably not.

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#29 Post by lindyholic » Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:34 am

Yeah, my buddy said he's downloading like crazy and says it's REALLY REALLY slow for him. I think EVERYONE is doing a last minute binge, and e-music is going to lose a LOT of customers.

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#30 Post by russell » Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:49 pm

OK I signed up for eMusic this month. Being OS from the US it is reasonably good value to get music via this means. With the luxury of unlimited downloads gone are there are more precise recommendations eg great tracks on a otherwise not great album? I have just started exploring but there is a lot of material on there.

ps are the levels on the mp3 low? When I play songs from eMusic versus songs I have ripped myself I have to bump up the volume.

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