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              Milt Jackson and Ray Charles - Soul Brothers (1958)
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Type.................: Music
Platform.............: any
Compression Format...: RAR
File Validation......: SFV


Audio Format.........: Lossless
Ripper...............: N/A - Lossless CD quality webstream rip
Encoder..............: .wav > flac using dBpoweramp
Hz...................: 48,000
Channels.............: Stereo
Source...............: Tidal Music Service


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Posted to............: a.b.sounds.mp3.jazz and a.b.sounds.lossless.jazz
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Posted on............: 2/21/2021

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I mentioned something about putting this one up yesterday, so here it is.  
Thought I already had a copy of this on the hard drive but it was Ray and 
Milt's Soul Meeting LP, released a few years after this one.  There is an older 
upload of this which goes back to around 2014 on the group, but it was dead on 
the server I usually use.  I suppose it is on most others, too, so I grabbed a 
fresh copy off Tidal Service.

This is apparently the stereo version of the LP, judging from that last track.  
(They differed between the mono and stereo versions.)  Stereo separation is 
kinda muddy on this one, but it was, after all, new technology at the time.  
The music itself more than makes up for any technical shortcomings.  Shame I 
couldn't get the mono version.  I have a copy of that last track, "Bag's Guitar 
Blues", but it's an Mp3 so I won't mess with it.  I don't know why the mono and 
stereo versions of this had differing last tracks.  This was one of several 
major technical transition periods of the 50's and maybe it was a ploy by the 
record companies to generate more income, sort of like when they'd occasionally 
put desirable album outtakes on the B-side of 45 singles.

This originated from a lossless audio stream rip from a Tidal music service 
subscription of mine.  Rip was done using an Asus Xonar DG sound card.  Wave 
editor was Cool Edit Pro using 48k/floating 32 bit settings.  It was then 
converted down to 24 bit using DbPowerAmp, then converted to flac files. The 
only changes done were the total silencing of any random system noise between 
tracks. (For those of you in the .mp3 binaries, I compressed it further to 320 
kb/s with DbPowerAmp using Lame encoder.)  Track timings will approximate that 
of the original release but are by no means exact to the second.  

Because of the lack of .log and .cue files it probably won't be something a 
hard core collector wants.  But it's plenty good enough for the average 
listener. In terms of sound quality, I see no reason why it should be 
distinguishable from your garden variety CD.  Tracks are tagged and I put some 
info in the comments section about the source and .wav gathering, just to keep 
the digital gene pool organized.  If possible I'll try to find some artwork off 
the web to include with it.  Enjoy it - MM

Here is the Wiki on it:

Released	June 1958
Recorded	September 12, 1957 (Tracks 1-2), and April 10, 1958 (Tracks 3-
7), in New York City
Genre	R&B, jazz
Length	38:42
Label	Atlantic, Studio One
Producer	Nesuhi Ertegun

Track listing

All songs composed by Ray Charles except where noted.
Original LP release

Side A

    "Soul Brothers" (Quincy Jones) û 9:34
    "How Long, How Long Blues" (Leroy Carr) û 9:15

Side B

    "Cosmic Ray" û 5:21
    "Blue Funk" û 8:09
    "Bag's Guitar Blues" (Milt Jackson) û 6:23 [mono LP release][3]
    "'Deed I Do" (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) û 5:50 [stereo LP release] 



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