Al Basile Mid Century Modern

Al Basile - Mid-Century Modern (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 20, 2016
Al Basile - Mid-Century Modern (2016)

Al Basile - Mid-Century Modern (2016)
Memphis Blues, RnB, Blues Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:37 | 119 MB
Label: Sweetspot Records | Release Year: 2016

Al Basile's 13th CD is a collection of new songs based on mid-century blues and classic R&B musical style, with Al's heralded lyric writing. Produced by Duke Robillard, it has Duke's rhythm section joined by 'Monster' Mike Welch on guitar, and Roomful of Blues alumni horns. Familiar musical influences include Louis Jordan, Buddy Johnson, Richard Berry, Albert King, Lee Dorsey, Slim Harpo, and mid-period Miles Davis. Radio promotion by Todd Glazer Promotions, a four month publicity campaign by Mark Pucci Media, print ads, etc. Basile has been nominated five times since 2010 for a Blues Music Award as Best Horn player and his cornet solos and soulful, perfectly suited vocals are featured throughout.

Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2017
Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)

Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:09
Modern Electric Blues, Jump Blues, East Coast Blues | Label: Sweetspot | # 6602

Vocalist/cornet player Al Basile's longtime friend Duke Robillard gets front cover billing, as well he should, as co-producer and guitarist on this impressive outing. The album, Basile's fifth, was even recorded at the guitarist's Pawtucket, RI studio called the Mood Room, hence the album's title. Musically, it's a combination of old-school R&B ("Baby Sister," "Be a Woman"), swamp-tinged rock & roll ("I'm in a Mood"), mid-tempo, Chuck Berry styled groovers ("Coffee and Cadillacs"), grinding blues ("Picked to Click") and even a jump blues throwback to the duo's Roomful of Blues days ("She's on the Mainline"). Robillard keeps the sound full yet stripped down – most of the tracks feature a standard three-piece – bass/drums/guitar setup – which leaves space for Basile's sly vocals and snappy lyrics. Basile, a teacher and fiction author who also has a Master's degree in creative writing, not surprisingly crafts lyrics that are far more imaginative and original than most blues artists'. But they never detract from these melodies that glide along sparked by Robillard's tasty licks.
Gary Lucas - The Edge Of Heaven: Gary Lucas Plays Mid-Century Chinese Pop (2001)

Gary Lucas - The Edge Of Heaven: Gary Lucas Plays Mid-Century Chinese Pop (2001)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Label Bleu | # LBLC 2582 HM 83 | Time: 00:38:46

Gary Lucas – charmingly oddball pop songwriter, musical world traveler, utterly hellacious guitarist – is perhaps at his most hellaciously, charmingly cosmopolitan on this frankly amazing album, which finds him adapting popular Chinese songs that were originally recorded in the 1960s and which he heard and fell in love with during a sojourn in Taiwan in the mid-'70s. His girlfriend at the time had a cassette tape of such local superstars as Chow Hsuan and Bai Kwong, and it was, he says in his liner notes, "like almost no other music I had ever heard before." Twenty-five years later he put together this quirkily gorgeous tribute, which includes jaw-droppingly virtuosic fingerstyle guitar arrangements ("Mad World," "Wall") and song settings using guest vocalists. Among the best of the latter are the limpidly beautiful "Night in Shanghai" (again, note the guitar playing) and the country-flavored "I Wait for Your Return," which is simply a hoot. He's not playing this stuff for laughs, though; his genuine affection for the music comes through loud and clear, and even when he has fun with it he is obviously trying to do so in a way that brings its haunting loveliness to the fore. Very highly recommended.

Al Basile - The Goods (2010)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 17, 2011
Al Basile - The Goods (2010)

Al Basile - The Goods (2010)
EAC Rip | APE, Img+Cue, Log+Checker ~ 463 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | FileSonic, FileServe | 3% Recovery
Blues, Soul-Blues, R&B | Label: Sweetspot | Catalog#: 9142

2010 Blues Music Award nominee Al Basile's 8th solo CD finds him backed up by the Duke Robillard band with a guest appearance by the Blind Boys of Alabama. Al's last three CDs placed at #14 or higher on the Living Blues airplay chart; this disc has 13 more of Al's songs which fuse his acclaimed lyrics and diverse roots musical styles with Duke Robillard's production, Al's increasingly ambitious vocals, and the cornet soloing which was recognized by the Blues Music Foundation in 2010 in the best instrumentalist - horn category. From 60's soul ballads to New Orleans R&B to gospel to blues, The Goods delivers.

Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 7, 2017
Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (2016)

Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 321 MB | 00:38:40
Soul, RnB, Funk | Label: Innovative Leisure | Release Year: 2016

Many moons ago Primo Pitino, the DJ of San Francisco’s legendary Oldies Night, passed me a copy of his friend Nick Waterhouse’s “Some Place.” Nick was a local vinyl DJ and the kid working at our Shangri-la, Rooky Ricardo’s Records. Though he didn’t have a band at the time, Waterhouse assembled some local musicians to cut a one-off 45 in the vein of the electrifying mid-century modern rhythm and blues he loved. I threw “Some Place” on the Technics during sound check a few cities down the line and was blown away from the howling falsetto all the way to the end! I gave it a whirl every night from Texas to Tennessee and all the way back home to New York. Not only were the dancers’ feet responding, but they were also asking about the track on a nightly basis.

Marianne Faithfull - 20th Century Blues (1996)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 27, 2016
Marianne Faithfull - 20th Century Blues (1996)

Marianne Faithfull - 20th Century Blues (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
RCA Victor, 74321 386562 | ~ 329 or 141 Mb | Scans Included
Chanson / Ballad / Musical

As the liner notes to this intriguing release tell, Faithfull had a long-simmering interest in German cabaret, particularly the work of Kurt Weill. It came fully to life via her role as Pirate Jenny in a staging of The Threepenny Opera in Dublin as translated by Frank McGuinness and her attendance at a workshop organized by Allen Ginsburg. After a series of initial performances with pianist Paul Trueblood, Faithfull took her revue of many classic songs from the mid-century, titled "An Evening in the Weimar Republic," to the road…

Great Conductors of the 20th Century (Repost)  Music

Posted by Bibixy at Nov. 21, 2013
Great Conductors of the 20th Century (Repost)

Great Conductors of the 20th Century
Emi Classics | 2002/2003 | 40 double CD | 40 RAR | 8.67 Gb
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers

Great Conductors of the 20th Century celebrates the so many superstar performers of the last century, conductors who collectively shaped the course of classical music.
Sixty volumes were planned with hopes for even more. Unfortunately it seems that only forty will be issued. Thus, rather than a proud celebration of the full wealth of this keystone of classical art, the truncated result is tinged with regret for what might have been.
Al Haig & Jimmy Raney - Strings Attached (1975) {Absord Music Japan ABCJ-438 rel 2007}

Al Haig & Jimmy Raney - Strings Attached (1975) {Absord Music Japan ABCJ-438 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 355 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 86 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2007 Choice Records | Absord Music Japan | ABCJ-438
Jazz / Neo Bebop / Piano / Guitar

Pianist Al Haig, a veteran of the bebop era, plays pretty modern on this quartet date which is co-led by guitarist Jimmy Raney. With backing by bassist Jamil Nasser and drummer Frank Gant, Haig and Raney interpret two bop standards and such later material as Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance" and Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance." Haig and Raney inspire each other to stretch out, including on an 11-minute version of "'Round Midnight." Thought-provoking music well worth hearing several times.

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 18, 2017
Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.15 Gb | Scans (png) ~ 1.83 Gb | Time: 08:31:07
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Soul, R&B

The only vocalist in history to net Grammy Awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B, respectively). Collection includes: We Got By (1975); Glow (1976); All Fly Home (1978); This Time (1980); Breakin' Away (1981); Jarreau (1983); High Crime (1984); L Is For Lover (1986); Heart's Horizon (1988); Blue Angel (1992) Single; Heaven and Earth (1992); Tenderness (1994)

The Knickerbocker All-Stars - Go Back Home To The Blues (2015)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 9, 2016
The Knickerbocker All-Stars - Go Back Home To The Blues (2015)

The Knickerbocker All-Stars - Go Back Home To The Blues (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 82 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rhythm & Blues | JP Cadillac Records #JPS1002

"Go Back Home to the Blues" is the second Knickerbocker All-Stars record, building on the enthusiastically received "Open Mic at the Knick". Once again the deep pool of New England blues talent has provided knockout versions of blues and R&B classics, this time adding some new songs which are perfect fits stylistically. The Knickerbocker All-Stars are celebrated veterans and masters of their craft. Original Roomful of Blues members and other Roomful alumni, members of the Duke Robillard Band, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, and vocalists Willie J. Laws and Brian Templeton all make a powerful blend…