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Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}

Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 275MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, African Music, Funk

This classic recording has a beautiful balance of African aesthetics meet American soul, jazz, funk, rock and pop. The songs have a vintage sound that could only have been made by a South African playing American music in 1971. Along these lines, the album cover is the perfect visual representation of the music. While having a 1970's sound, "Hugh Masekela & the Union of South Africa" is by no means outdated, nor will it ever. The disc has an enjoyable mix of slow ballads, township infused instrumentals and fast funk. The song writing is superb, the musical improvisation is good and the voices soar.

VA - South Central (soundtrack) (1992)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Oct. 29, 2016
VA - South Central (soundtrack) (1992)

VA - South Central (soundtrack) (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 390 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 144 mb
Genre: soundtrack, R&B, soul, hip-hop, rap

South Central is the 1992 soundtrack to the American film of the same name. It is a blend of old school 1970's/1980's R&B with then-modern hip-hop. It was released on the HollywoodBASIC label.
Various Artists - Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth-Disco 1980-1984 (2016)

V. A. - Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth-Disco 1980-1984 (2016)
Label: Cultures of Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:08 min | 140 mb
Disco, Funk, Soul, World

True to form, Boston-based label Cultures of Soul is set to release a compilation of obscure disco from a far-flung corner of the world. After forays into India and Brazil, they now turn their attention to South Africa. South Africa is home to a dizzying variety of musical genres and traditions, including some that look directly to American sounds for inspiration. In the late 70s and early 80s, many of the country s best young musicians were guided by funk. All over the world, disco was growing harder and more electronic, with new synthesizers entering the market every month.

The Beautiful South - Gold (2006) 2 CD  Music

Posted by hill0 at Oct. 3, 2016
The Beautiful South - Gold (2006) 2 CD

The Beautiful South - Gold (2006) 2 CD
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 860 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 306 MB | Covers (JPG) | 22 MB | 2:13:56
Genre: Pop Rock | Country: UK | Label: Go! Discs | 060249836292

Gold by The Beautiful South is the third greatest hits album to be released by the band. It is similar in design to other "Gold" albums released by bands either currently or previously of various labels under the Universal Music Group. The album is a 2 disc collection of both single and album tracks taken from the first 8 of the bands back catalogue. It was released without the band's consent and had zero input from the band.

Brian Simpson - South Beach (2010)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Sept. 18, 2016
Brian Simpson - South Beach (2010)

Brian Simpson - South Beach (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 306 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Shanachie | Catalog Number: 5185

As music director for Dave Koz and keyboardist for such icons as Teena Marie and Janet Jackson, Brian Simpson has earned a stellar reputation for his funky grooves and brilliant melodies. He is a nominee for the 2010 American Smooth Jazz Awards Keyboardist of the Year and, as music director of the Smooth Jazz Cruise, appears before thousands of fans as he performs with such greats as Smokey Robinson, Dave Sanborn, Boney James and many more! As the buildup for the release of South Beach continues, Brian will be featured on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 countdown which reaches over 50 major markets. In addition, a national tour is being booked in support of the release. Brian will be featured on the Dave Koz radio broadcast and will be the featured performer at the American Smooth Jazz Awards Show in October. Highlights include the smash hit radio single "South Beach," a slammin' duet with groovemaster George Duke on "Fire Sign" plus the exquisite "Summer Song," featuring the acoustic guitar of Peter White.

The Dead South - Illusion & Doubt (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 29, 2016
The Dead South - Illusion & Doubt (2016)

The Dead South - Illusion & Doubt
Country, Folk, Bluegrass | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 45:25 min | 110 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: DevilDuck Records | Tracks: 12 | 2016

Saskatchewan is how it sounds: A province in the prairies of Canada. Double the size of Germany, but with less than one million residents. Lots of nature, and lots of silence. Perhaps lots of time to fill the silence with natural sounds, too. This is where the quartet The Dead South comes from, and fits perfectly within this description. The debut album "Good Company" revealed the four hatted, hairy and bearded fellas, with singer Nate Hilts as a focal point. The album is a perfect fit to the genres Folk, Neo-Folk and Bluegrass-Folk or even alternative Country with refreshing tunes to it.

Various Artists – Laos: Traditional Music of the South (1992)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at July 7, 2016
Various Artists – Laos: Traditional Music of the South (1992)

Various Artists – Laos: Traditional Music of the South (1992)
World/Ethnic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 52m09s | 295mb
Label: Unesco/Auvidis | cat. no. D 8042

The Laotian national instrument is the khène, typically an eighty centimeter (roughly a two and a half foot) long mouth organ constructed of seven or eight pairs of bamboo pipes that are connected with a small, hollowed-out hardwood reservoir into which air is blown. Its sound is similar to that of a violin, and it may be played as a solo instrument or to accompany singers and instrumental ensembles. The khène also occurs in a two meter (approximately six and a half foot) version, which few musicians have powerful enough lungs to master.
The khène can be heard on most of the tracks in this recording, which includes ritual music, wedding music, and songs such as "Lam Sithandone" sung by professional singers Thao and Nang Sikhone.

Charlie Parker - South Of The Border (1995)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 24, 2016
Charlie Parker - South Of The Border (1995)

Charlie Parker - South Of The Border (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 224 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 257 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bop, Latin Jazz | Verve Records #527 779-2

Verve gathers together all of the master takes of Charlie Parker's recordings with the swinging band of Afro-Cuban jazz pioneer Machito, along with ten other Latinized numbers that he cut in 1951-1952. Besides illustrating the willingness of producer Norman Granz to experiment and take Parker out of a small-group bebop straitjacket, this CD shows that Bird's improvisational style changed hardly at all in a Latin setting. He continued to run off his patented lightning bop licks over the congas and bongos and they just happened to interlock with the grooves quite snugly, although he did adapt his phrasing of the tunes themselves to suit their rhythmic lines…
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 386 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933 | Time: 00:58:11

Jazz collectors can be an obsessive, detail-minded bunch, so when they acquire Vol. 2 of CAP's Dizzy in South America series, they're bound to be frustrated by the fact that the credits don't give any exact recording dates or let you know exactly where in South America each 1956 performance was recorded. As frustrating as that is, however, Vol. 2 is a CD that collectors and Dizzy Gillespie fans will be glad to get their hands on. No serious Gillespie aficionado could resist hearing previously unreleased live performances of "Tin Tin Deo," "The Champ," and "Groovin' High," especially when the sound quality is decent (by 1956 standards) and the band boasts such heavyweights as Phil Woods (alto sax), Benny Golson (tenor sax), Jimmy Powell (alto sax), Walter Davis, Jr. (piano), and the tour's musical director Quincy Jones (trumpet). Gillespie has many inspired moments on trumpet, and featured vocalist Austin Cromer provides some memorable crooning on "Because of You" and "Wonder Why".
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 1 (1999)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 1 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933 | Time: 00:56:52

In the summer of 1956, the famed Harlem congressman Adam Clayton Powell arranged for Dizzy Gillespie to embark on a worldwide goodwill-ambassador tour sponsored by the State Department. Gillespie and an all-star big band featuring trumpeter Quincy Jones, the late trombonist Melba Liston, alto saxophonist Phil Woods, and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson performed in Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil to frenzied, beret-wearing fans. Recordings were made but they weren't commercially available and were played only for a select group of musicians before Gillespie's death in 1993. Now the sides have been released, showcasing Dizzy at his bebopping best.