Elkie Brooks

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 - Pearls - The Very Best Of (2017)  Music

Posted by pyatak at July 30, 2017
Elkie Brooks - Pearls - The Very Best Of (2017)

Elkie Brooks - Pearls - The Very Best Of (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 69:35 minutes | 161 MB
Pop | Label: Virgin EMI

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. She eventually mad the jump to radio, as well as numerous appearances with legendary jazz bandleader Humphrey Lyttelton, before embarking on a career in pop music.

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 & 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 Gypsies (1993)  Music

Posted by flac jacket at July 20, 2012
Vinegar Joe - Six Star Gypsies (1993)

Vinegar Joe - Six Star Gypsies (1993)
EAC Secure Rip | FLAC (Image + Cue + Log) - 357 MB | Complete Scans (Jpeg 600 dpi) - 81.5 MB | MP3 (CBR320 Kbps) - 133 MB
Rock, R&B, Blue-Eyed Soul | Demon Records | EDCD 359 | 54:50 minutes | 5% WinRar Recovery | Hosted on: FilePost

A 13-song CD assembled from the best tracks off of Six Star General and Rock 'n' Roll Gypsies, the band's second and third albums, respectively. Elkie Brooks tries hard to be like a kind of white version of Tina Turner, and doesn't do badly, and the playing is first-rate; the band's rhythm section was always solid no matter who was in it, and Gage's guitar work was lithe and aggressive. The songs are all good, ranging from searing R&B to straight-ahead rock & roll, and the recordings provide a glimpse of the kind of surging, energetic performances that made their shows a major attraction – it's a pity there aren't any live tapes. Reviewed by Bruce Eder allmusic.com
Elkie Brooks and Robert Palmer

VA - 101 70s Hits (5CD, 2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at July 18, 2017
VA - 101 70s Hits (5CD, 2017)

VA - 101 70s Hits (5CD, 2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6:05:32 | 856 Mb
Genre: Funk, Disco, Jazz, Soul, Rock / Label: Spectrum Music

Spectrum Music Presents 101 70s Hits 5CD album 101 original hits by the original artists. Includes tracks by the Abba, Commodores, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Rod Stewart, Joan Armatrading, Andy Fairweather Low, Nils Lofgren, and more.

VA - 70s School Days: The Ultimate Collection (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 22, 2017
VA - 70s School Days: The Ultimate Collection (2017)

VA - 70s School Days: The Ultimate Collection (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 05:45:52 | 800 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk, Pop, Rock / Label: Union Square Music Limited

This carefully crafted collection features 5 CDs and lasts well over 5 hours ensuring that there’s something here for everyone. So loosen your school tie and reminisce to the soundtrack that shaped your generation…this is 70s School Days The Ultimate Collection. This excellent collection of 100 classic tracks is exactly how remember my radio growing up in the 70s. There are one or two that rather never hear again, but on the whole, this is one fantastic trip down memory lane, when singers could sing and musicians were talented people and not computers.