Marta And The Muffins

Martha and the Muffins - Trance and Dance (1980)  Music

Posted by Bark25 at May 1, 2009
Martha and the Muffins - Trance and Dance (1980)

Martha and the Muffins - Trance and Dance (1980)
DinDisc DID 5 (UK) Virgin (Can)
New wave | Flac 270MB | mp3 320kbps 107MB | no cue, no log, no scans


Trance and Dance was Martha and the Muffins' second album, and like the previous Metro Music was produced by Mike Howlett. The album included "Motorbikin’", the band's cover of Chris Spedding's 1976 UK hit.

Martha and the Muffins - Mystery Walk (1984)  Music

Posted by Bark25 at May 1, 2009
Martha and the Muffins - Mystery Walk (1984)

Martha and the Muffins - Mystery Walk (1984)
New wave | RCA 70246
Flac 230MB | mp3 320kbps 90MB | no cue, no log, no scans


Stripped down to just Martha Johnson and Mark Gane, and assorted studio musicians, Martha and the Muffins worked closely with producer Daniel Lanois for the third time. And, once again, it was a very successful combination.

Martha and the Muffins - This is the Ice Age (1981)  Music

Posted by Bark25 at May 1, 2009
Martha and the Muffins - This is the Ice Age (1981)

Martha and the Muffins - This is the Ice Age (1981)
DinDisc DID 10 (UK) Virgin VL2228 (Can)
New wave | Flac 230MB | mp3 320kbps 101MB | no cue, no log, no scans


The legendary masterpiece of the 80's New Wave genre is finally out on CD more than 20 years after its original vinyl release.

This record sprang from the ashes of Canada's top New Wave band, best known for the rousing single "Echo Beach". The original band had two Marthas, and one of them (Martha Ladly) had gone solo under the name "Martha". But the remnants of the original band distilled upon the lead singer Martha Johnson and lead song writer and guitarist Mark Gane. And from this turmoil came startling freedom.
Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)

Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Celtic Fusion, Classical Crossover | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 545494-2 | Time: 00:42:24

This is not such a bizarre cross-over as one might imagine for in the 18th century the great Irish musician Turlough O’Carolan, a blind harpist, met the Italian musician Geminiani in Dublin, and through him encountered the music of, yes, guess who, Antonio Vivaldi. So here we have a case of substituting Irish instruments for baroque ones, using baroque instruments to accompany Irish themes, by creating dialogues between Celtic and baroque instruments, or by letting all the musicians improvise. One moment we appear to be listening to a ‘straight’ baroque concerto, then all of a sudden the conventional string continuo/ripieno of the baroque ensemble (Le Orfanelle della Pieta) gives way to celtic musicians playing a jig or reel on anything from a Irish bouzouki to a fiddle. The baroque group consists of three each of first and second violins, one viola, two cellos, a bass and harpsichord while the Irish musicians play Irish fiddle, an Irish flute (like a baroque flute), tin and low whistles, Uileann pipes, Irish bouzouki, mandolins, bodhran, bones, and the Celtic harp (played here with metal strings to resemble its harpsichord counterpart in the other group).
Muddy Waters - Muddy, Brass And The Blues (1966) + Can't Get No Grindin' (1973) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2011 [Re-Up]

Muddy Waters - Muddy, Brass And The Blues (1966) + Can't Get No Grindin' (1973)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2011

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 420 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Slide Guitar Blues | Label: BGO Records | # BGOCD1007 | Time: 01:06:46

Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of Chess Records albums from the Blues great: 1966's Muddy, Brass And The Blues and 1973's Can't Get No Grindin'. Muddy, Brass And The Blues was a massive undertaking in direction which a couple of years later John Mayall.
Adam And The Ants - The Very Best Of Adam And The Ants (1999) [Re-Up]

Adam And The Ants - The Very Best Of Adam And The Ants (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Dance Rock | Label: Columbia | # 494229 2, 4942292006 | Time: 01:18:17

The Very Best of Adam And The Ants is a greatest hits compilation album. It includes songs from Adam and the Ants & Adam Ant's solo works, with all their hits and pop faves, like "Stand & Deliver", "Dog Eat Dog", "Prince Charming", "Goody Two Shoes", "Puss N Boots", "Friend Or Foe" and many more. 22 tracks.

The Muffins - 8 Albums (1981-2012) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 3, 2016
The Muffins - 8 Albums (1981-2012) (Repost)

The Muffins - 8 Albums (1981-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 2,69 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 995 MB | Covers - 428 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene/Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform Records, CoNtOrTeD, Hobart Films & Records, Musea

The Muffins are Canterbury influenced quartet formed in Washington D.C. in the year of 1973 by Dave Newhouse (keyboards, reeds), Billy Swan (bass) and Michael Zenterner (guitar, violin). The new group remains nameless until one day, while the trio are discussing upon potential names, a friend of there's enters the house and shouts "The muffins are hear!" and conveying a tray of blueberry muffins, thus the band is born! A number of drummers are recruited off and on during the next few months. In the fall of 1974, reediest, Tom Scot joins The Muffins, moves in with band, starts to rehearse and Dave starts to compose new material…

Marta Ren & The Groovelvets - Stop Look Listen (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Feb. 19, 2016
Marta Ren & The Groovelvets - Stop Look Listen (2016)

Marta Ren & The Groovelvets - Stop Look Listen (2016)
Funk, Soul | MP3 320 kbps | 42:35 min | ~105 Mb
Label: Record Kicks | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

After three years of waiting since her seminal Sister funk hit single "2 Kinds Of Men", Record Kicks finally presents Stop Look Listen, the 2016 debut album from the new Oporto soul diva Marta Ren & The Groovelvets. Anticipated from the first single "I'm Not A Regular Woman", produced and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by New Max from Portuguese funk combo Expensive Soul and mastered in NYC by Andy Vandette, Stop Look Listen is pure dynamite and follows the best tradition of the Soul Sisters of the 60s. Marta Ren, not surprisingly described as the new Marva Whitney, brilliantly supported by her super tight eight-piece rhythm and soul combo The Groovelvets, serves you 11 tracks of pure fire and takes-no-prisoners. From the floorshakin' opening track "Don't Look" to the mellow feel-good anthems "Smiling Faces", "So Long" and the afro-tastic "Be Ma Fela", the Portuguese combo deliver a visceral deep funk album, proving that they're the new 'real deal'.
Mel Torme and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions (1956) {Fresh Sound Records rel 2006}

Mel Torme and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions (1956) {Fresh Sound Records rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 299 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 263 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2006 Bethlehem / Fresh Sound Records | FSRCD 2230
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz

50th Anniversary Commemoration Edition of the TORMÉ-PAICH legendary sessions. A milestone in the history of vocal jazz, with fully illustrated booklet (rare & unpublished photos). The definitive edition. Fascinated by the sound of the 1953 Gerry Mulligan Ten-tette, Mel Tormé had always felt that these same patterns, re-worked for the proper vocalist, could blend voice and instrument to the mutual satisfaction of both. In 1956, this idea became a reality. The task of selecting musicians who could produce this sound was given to the versatile pianist-arranger Marty Paich who, in fact, co-featured with Mel on these recordings.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Not Yet (1988) {Soul Note rel 2005}

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Not Yet (1988) {Soul Note rel 2005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 325 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988, 2005 JazzIt / Soul Note | JCD12
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

The 1988 edition of The Jazz Messengers, which drummer Art Blakey had been leading for 33 years, showed a great deal of promise. Comprised of trumpeter Philip Harper (soon to form The Harper Brothers), trombonist Robin Eubanks, the tenor of Javon Jackson, pianist Benny Green and bassist Peter Washington, this band (whose average age without counting Blakey was around 25) performs one original apiece by Green and Jackson along with five older songs on this enjoyable release. The music may not have contained too many surprises or been startlingly new, but the results are quite pleasing.