Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks - 'Round Midnight (1993)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Oct. 27, 2014
Elkie Brooks - 'Round Midnight (1993)

Elkie Brooks - 'Round Midnight (1993)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 16 Tracks | 49:51 | 120 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Soul | Label: Gestrichen

British pop-jazz-blues crooner Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder) dominated U.K. radio in the late'70s with a series of hit singles that established her as "the biggest-selling female album artist in the history of the British pop charts." The Manchester native, who grew up in an extremely musical family, left school at the age of 15 to join a dance band in London…
Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After the Rain: The Collection (2010) 2CD

Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After the Rain: The Collection (2010) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 910 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 400 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Blues Rock, Blues, Soul | Label: Spectrum/UMC | # SPEXX2031 | Time: 02:26:30

This double CD is the most comprehensive collection of Elkie's music yet released. The first CD is similar to previous compilations, focusing on hits and covers of other songs. The second CD showcases Elkie's blues roots. It also includes covers, but of bluesy songs such as Hello Stranger (Barbara Lewis), The Way You Do The Things You Do (Temptations), Rescue Me (Fontella Bass), He's A Rebel (Crystals) and Do Right Woman Do Right Man.

Elkie Brooks & Humphrey Lyttelton - Trouble in Mind (2005)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at Feb. 20, 2010
Elkie Brooks & Humphrey Lyttelton - Trouble in Mind (2005)

Elkie Brooks & Humphrey Lyttelton - Trouble in Mind
Jazz/vocal | 2005 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 118 MB | Time 51:40 | Covers

Trouble in Mind, is a brilliant collaboration with Elkies original mentor, big-band performer and internationally celebrated Jazz legend Humphrey Lyttelton. This album demonstrates their mutual desire to pay tribute and respect to particular artists and songs that they have been inspired by over the years.

VA - Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 15, 2017
VA - Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970 (2016)

VA - Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970
Pop, Oldies | FLAC (tracks)+cue, front cover | 60:48 min | 273 MB
Label: Ace Records | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2016

For British girl-pop, 1960s Decca is a goldmine. The label had its A&R hounds sniffing into every nook and cranny of the British Isles, signing up Midlands schoolgirls (the Orchids), London folk club denizens (Dana Gillespie, Beverley), former child actresses (Adrienne Poster, Sandra Barry), Liverpudlian girl groups (the Vernons Girls, the Satin Bells), soulful northerners (Elkie Brooks, Truly Smith) and Scots (Lulu, Barry St John), well-connected Chelsea girls (Louise Cordet, Twinkle, Marianne Faithfull), Merseybeat wannabes (Beryl Marsden), talent show winners (Billie Davis, Babbity Blue, Jean Martin) and even transient Americans (Goldie & the Gingerbreads).

Vinegar Joe - Vinegar Joe (1972) Remastered Reissue 2008  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 21, 2016
Vinegar Joe - Vinegar Joe (1972) Remastered Reissue 2008

Vinegar Joe - Vinegar Joe (1972) Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Classic Rock, Boogie Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Lemon Recordings | # CD LEM 108 | Time: 00:56:04

2008 digitally remastered edition of the self titles album from this British outfit featuring one bonus track: 'Speed Queen Of Ventura'. Vinegar Joe were fronted by the vocal talents of Robert Palmer and Elkie Brooks, who formed the band after the demise of the experimental Jazz rockists, Dada. The album was originally released in 1972 on Island Records. The CD booklet features sleeve notes and UK discography, including images of the three albums that the band released before their split in 1973.

Keef Hartley - Lancashire Hustler (1973, CD Reissue 2009)  Music

Posted by luckburz at June 8, 2014
Keef Hartley - Lancashire Hustler (1973, CD Reissue 2009)

Keef Hartley - Lancashire Hustler
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 261 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Esoteric Rec. # ECLEC2101 | Country/Year: UK 2009, 1973
Genre: Rock | Style: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Classic Rock

…Keith Hartley was born in Preston, Lancashire. His career began as the replacement for Ringo Starr as a drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a Liverpool-based band. Subsequently he played and recorded with The Artwoods, then achieved some notability as John Mayall's drummer. He then formed The Keef Hartley (Big) Band, mixing elements of jazz, blues, and rock and roll; the group played at Woodstock in 1969. They released five albums, including Halfbreed and The Battle of North West Six (characterised by a reviewer for the Vancouver Sun as "an amazing display of virtuosity"). After that Hartley released a 'solo' album (Lancashire Hustler, 1973) and then he formed Dog Soldier with Miller Anderson (guitar), Paul Bliss (bass), Derek Griffiths (guitar) and Mel Simpson (keyboards)…

Vinegar Joe - Six Star General (1973) Remastered Reissue 2003  Music

Posted by Designol at March 26, 2017
Vinegar Joe - Six Star General (1973) Remastered Reissue 2003

Vinegar Joe - Six Star General (1973) Remastered Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Classic Rock, Boogie Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Lemon Recordings | # CD LEM 3 | 00:41:06

Formed from the remnants of big Rock band Dada, Vinegar Joe were brought together by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. With Elkie Brooks on vocals, Robert Palmer on guitar and vocals, Pete Gage (guitars, piano) and Steve York (bass, harmonica) at the core of the group, and numerous musicians on drums and keyboards the band recorded three albums between 1971 and 1973. Six Star General was originally released in 1973 and this re-release has been digitally remastered and contains all the original sleeve notes and track line up. Vinegar Joe quickly established themselves as a popular live act, with their forthright and gutsy performances they attracted rave reviews!

Vinegar Joe - Rock'n Roll Gypsies (1972) Remastered Reissue 2003  Music

Posted by Designol at March 15, 2017
Vinegar Joe - Rock'n Roll Gypsies (1972) Remastered Reissue 2003

Vinegar Joe - Rock'n Roll Gypsies (1972) Remastered Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:07
Classic Rock, Boogie Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Lemon Recordings | # CD LEM 15

Vinegar Joe's second album was workmanlike, early-'70s mainstream British rock, though with more of a soul and rock & roll influence than the usual such band of the era, due to the one-two punch of lead vocalists Robert Palmer and Elkie Brooks. It's fair but not astounding stuff, Palmer and Brooks both singing together and taking individual leads of their own. The original material tends toward the commonplace good-time rock & roll vibe, though it gets a bit more interesting on Palmer's two original compositions, "Falling" (which clearly points toward the reggae-funk of his early solo career) and "Forgive Us" (which is a decent facsimile of rootsy southern Californian country-folk-rock). As for the three covers, it's doubtful anyone needed a version of Jerry Lee Lewis' classic "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." But they showed better taste on Jimi Hendrix's "Angel" (Brooks' most impressive vocal on the record) and the obscure American folk-rock tune "Rock & Roll Gypsies," originally done by the Gypsy Trips and Hearts & Flowers in the 1960s.
The Greatest Show on Earth - 2 Studio Albums (1970) [Reissue 2012] (Repost)

The Greatest Show on Earth - 2 Studio Albums (1970) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 565 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 216 MB | Covers - 333 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

The Greatest Show on Earth - Horizons (1970). The Greatest Show on Earth were one of the more stylistically original signings to EMI’s legendary Progressive label Harvest. The band was formed in 1968 and featured brothers Garth and Norman Watt-Roy (who played guitar and bass respectively), along with American vocalist Ozzie Lane, Mick Deacon on Organ, a horn section of Dick Hanson, Tex Philpotts and Ian Aitcheson and drummer Ron Prudence. Initially beginning life as a Soul outfit, the band’s musical direction changed when vocalist Lane returned home to New Orleans in early 1969. Replaced by Colin Horton-Jennings (who also played guitar and flute), the band began to take on board more "progressive” influences, incorporating rock, jazz and acoustic music into their sound…

VA - Simply Power Ballads (2016)  Music

Posted by barker at Feb. 21, 2017
VA - Simply Power Ballads (2016)

VA - Simply Power Ballads (2016)
Pop, Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:58:47 | 713 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Union Square Music | Tracks: 72 | Rls.date: 2016

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