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Music from the reign of King James I (The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell) (2011)

Music from the reign of King James I (The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 340.68 MB
Label: Hyperion | Catalog N.: CDA67858 | TT: 76:56

Westminster Abbey has been the focus of British royal occasions for centuries, and the early seventeenth century saw the most dazzling musicians of the age writing music for the Court in all its various incarnations. This fascinating disc presents a selection of works from the reign of King James I.
I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth & The 24 - Monteverdi: The Other Vespers (2017)

I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth & The 24 - Monteverdi: The Other Vespers
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 80:11 min | 336 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

2017 marks the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth. To celebrate I Fagiolini are celebrating Monteverdi's works, along with their 30th anniversary, with a new authentic vespers setting.
Pavol Breslik & Robert Pechanec - Dvořák: Songs - Cypresses, Evening Songs, Gypsy Songs (2017)

Pavol Breslik & Robert Pechanec - Dvořák: Songs - Cypresses, Evening Songs, Gypsy Songs
Classical, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64:57 min | 152 MB
Label: Supraphon | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017

Imagine a young lad in love that is what the piece is about! This is how Dvorák himself characterised The Cypresses, a work he composed at the age of twenty-three when he fell for the young actress Josefina ermáková (who was later to become his sister-in-law). Regardless of the fact that it is a juvenile and in many ways imperfect composition, Dvorák kept returning to it, exploiting its motives as material for his later opuses.

Robert Cray - Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 27, 2017
Robert Cray - Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017)

Robert Cray - Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Blues, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:20 min | 117 MB
Label: Megaforce | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. For his latest project, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, the Blues Hall of Famer traveled to Memphis with his friend, renowned Grammy Award winning producer Steve Jordan, to make a classic soul album with Hi Rhythm, the band that helped create that sound.

The Robert Cray Band - Shoulda Been Home (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 27, 2017
The Robert Cray Band - Shoulda Been Home (2001)

The Robert Cray Band - Shoulda Been Home (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Rycodisc | # RCD 10611 | Time: 00:52:50

Perhaps the most telling tune on Shoulda Been Home is the T-Bone Walker-influenced "Renew Blues," not because of the style, but because the slow blues fades out after just one tiny minute. By contrast, the mellow soul sway of "Out of Eden" stretches out to over nine minutes. Robert Cray has been heralded as a savior of modern blues, but the truth is Cray's music is much closer to the vintage soul of O.V. Wright and Otis Redding than the 12-bar form of B.B. King or Albert King. Granted, his punctuating Stratocaster guitar riffs borrow from the books of all the blues masters, but his songwriting and arranging don't. Often backed by arpeggiated guitar chords, Cray's vocals are front and center here, passionately leaning into these predominantly slow or mid-tempo tunes. By contrast, only a couple of cuts are upbeat enough to really get the knees a-shakin'. The infectious opening cut "Baby's Arms" – the best tune on the record – could have been a hit single for Stax Records, and Sir Mack Rice's upbeat "Love Sickness" was a hit for Stax Records. Meanwhile, "Help Me Forget," with its mellow, candlelight mood, could have been a hit for Barry White.
Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland ‎- Showdown! (1985)

Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland ‎- Showdown! (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 620 | ~ 259 or 104 Mb | Scans Included
Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues

Cray found himself in some pretty intimidating company for this Grammy-winning blues guitar summit meeting, but he wasn't deterred, holding his own alongside his idol Albert Collins and Texas great Johnny Copeland. Cray's delivery of Muddy Waters' rhumba-rocking "She's into Something" was one of the set's many highlights…

Robert Lucas - Usin' Man Blues (1990) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 26, 2017
Robert Lucas - Usin' Man Blues (1990) [Re-Up]

Robert Lucas - Usin' Man Blues (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: AudioQuest | # AQ-CD1001 | Time: 00:56:17

West Coast vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Robert Lucas forged a path for himself in the blues world after the release of his much-hailed 1990 self-produced debut cassette, Across the River. Based in Long Beach, CA, as a solo artist Lucas recorded for the Audioquest label out of San Clemente. He was also a member of the legendary boogie blues band Canned Heat, singing and playing bottleneck guitar and harmonica with the group off and on starting in 1994. Lucas paid homage to traditional blues but also carefully crafted his own singing and slide guitar style. These talents are on ample display on his Audioquest albums, including Luke and the Locomotives, Usin' Man Blues, Built for Comfort, Layaway, and Completely Blue, all released during the '90s, as well as latter-day Canned Heat albums on the Ruf and Fuel 2000 labels.

The Robert Cray Band - In My Soul (2014)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 26, 2017
The Robert Cray Band - In My Soul (2014)

The Robert Cray Band - In My Soul (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Provogue | # PRD 7436 2 | 00:48:56

Sometimes even the most consistent artists need to shake things up a bit. In Robert Cray's case, that means shuffling his lineup – he retained longtime bassist Richard Cousins but brought in drummer Les Falconer and keyboardist Dover Weinberg – and bringing in producer Steve Jordan, who last worked with Cray on 1999's Take Your Shoes Off. There's a reason this record is called In My Soul: Jordan assists Cray in moving toward Memphis soul, dedicating the entire record to slow, sultry burners that emphasize his mellow vocals and dexterous grooves. This may primarily be a mood record but the individual songs are also quite strong, whether it's the originals ("Fine Yesterday" is so gorgeous it makes heartbreak seem welcome) or sharply chosen covers. Among the latter is a cleanly funky reading of Otis Redding's "Nobody's Fault But Mine," which features Falconer on co-lead vocals, an unusual change of pace for Cray that also signals how the veteran guitarist has been revitalized by his change in companions.

Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection (2011)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 19, 2017
Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection (2011)

Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 508 MB | 01:51:12
Blues, Delta Blues | Label: Sony Legacy | Release Year: 2011

May 8, 2011, marks the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, who, according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in a midnight bargain that has haunted the music world for three-quarters of a century. The deal brought forth Johnson s incandescent guitar technique and a run of 10-inch 78 rpm singles for the Vocalion, Oriole, Conqueror and Perfect labels recorded in San Antonio in 1936 and Dallas in 1937. Those songs have become a cornerstone of Columbia Records identity, and will be celebrated on two Centennial releases from Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment The Centennial Collection double-disc set shares the same genealogy as 1990 s Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings, but that package has now been updated for a new generation. The set includes a new essay by Ted Gioia alongside a new biography of Robert Johnson written by Stephen C. LaVere (completely different from his essay in the 1990 version). Also included are new illustrations, photo images, and a family tree of music originating from Robert Johnson.
Robert Fripp & The League of Gentlemen - Thrang Thrang Gozinbulx [Official Bootleg Live in 1980] (1996)

Robert Fripp & The League of Gentlemen - Thrang Thrang Gozinbulx [Official Bootleg Live in 1980] (1996)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 439 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 149 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Discipline Global Mobile (DGM 9602)

Thrang illustrates the technical virtuosity of Robert Fripp's League of Gentlemen without ever creating truly engaging music. This edition of the band features guitarist Fripp, bassist and former Gang of Four member Sara Lee, drummer Johnny TooBad, and ex-XTC and Shriekback member Barry Andrews on organ. Recorded live on a small club tour, the music does have the spontaneous spark of improvised music, but frequently the songs just sound like a showcase for their talents, not as individual pieces of music. Fripp can play nearly anything – he runs through spiky punk, prog-rock, new wave pop, dance and rock & roll, with flair and expertise.