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LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 11, 2016
LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)

LaVern Baker - Soul on Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 197 Mb (5% Rec.)| Scans -> 122 Mb
R&B, Blues, Soul | Label: Atlantic, 7567-82311-2 | 1991 | 0:53:42

Simply put, LaVern Baker, one of the greatest vocalists in Atlantic Records' history, could sing anything, as she proved again and again during a seven-year run of chart hits that began with 1955's "Tweedle Dee" and culminated in 1963's "See See Rider." Her material, supplied by many of the era's greatest songwriters (Leiber-Stoller, Pomus-Shuman, and many others), encouraged her to draw on her gospel and big band backgrounds in exploring the emotional subtext of serious ruminations on life such as "Saved" and the powerful "Soul on Fire." The latter was her first Atlantic single, and on it she used virtually every vocal technique at her command to bring out the slow-burning sensuality of the Ahmet Ertegun-penned gem of erotic longing. Thus was notice served, and, in the glorious years that followed, Baker cut a swath wide enough that her name and label-mate Ruth Brown's were spoken in the same reverent terms, sotto voce. The 20 tracks here remain as vital today as they were indispensable to the music's evolution in her own time. –David McGee
Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996) [Repost]

Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7243 8 37052 2 1 | Time: 01:07:07

Part of Blue Note's quality series of artist samplers, The Best of Hank Mobley surveys the great tenor saxophonist's prime stretch from 1955-1965. Originally overshadowed by the likes of Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, and, of course, Coltrane, Mobley nevertheless gained the respect of his peers, thanks to his richly fluid phrasing and smooth, caramel tone – in lieu of trying to impress you, he seduced you slowly from afar. And while one is advised to dive in directly with any one of his Blue Note discs – especially Soul Station, No Room for Squares, and A Slice of the Top – this ten-track overview still works well as a launching pad. Backed by a stellar array of "Blue Note" regulars like Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, and Horace Silver, Mobley ranges effortlessly from early hard bop favorites ("Funk in a Deep Freeze") to mature, solo-rich material from the mid-'60s ("The Turnaround"). In between, there are two stunning originals from his banner year of 1960 ("This I Dig of You," "Take Your Pick") and one of the best of his several bossa nova numbers ("Recado Bossa Nova").
Balance of Power: Authority or Empowerment? How You Can Get the Best of Both in the "Interdependent" Organization [Repost]

James Raymond Lucas - Balance of Power: Authority or Empowerment? How You Can Get the Best of Both in the "Interdependent" Organization
Published: 1998-03-20 | ISBN: 081440393X | EPUB + MOBI | 272 pages | 3 MB
The Lord of The Rings - Extended Edition (2001 - 2003, Trilogy)

The Lord of The Rings - Extended Edition (2001 - 2003, Trilogy)
720p BluRay Rip | Chinese, English | mkv | 1280x534 | Video: x264 @ 6500 - 7000 Kbps | Audio: DTS @ 1510 Kbps
729 mins | 15.1 GB + 13.1 GB + 15.6 GB
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Set in Middle-earth, the three films follow the young Hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and a Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring, and thus ensure the destruction of the Dark Lord Sauron, but the Fellowship becomes broken, and Frodo continues the quest together with his loyal companion Sam and the treacherous Gollum. Meanwhile the Wizard Gandalf and Aragorn, heir in exile to the throne of Gondor, unite and rally the Free Peoples of Middle-earth in several battles cumulating in the War of the Ring. The Wizard Saruman is defeated, the Ring is destroyed, and Sauron and his forces are vanquished.

The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition is a version of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. These versions have new editing, adds special effects and music, and also more scenes and content in the movies.
Armour from the Battle of Wisby 1361. Vol. I, Vol. II (Repost)

Bengt Thordeman - Armour from the Battle of Wisby 1361. Vol. I, Vol. II
Kungl Vitterhets Historie Och Antikvitets Akademien | 1939 | ASIN: B00087CX0K | 491+150 pages | PDF | 72.5 MB

The Battle of Wisby, at which 1800 hastily assembled peasants gathered in vain to defend their city from the onslaught of Waldemar of Denmark, is perhaps the most celebrated medieval battle in Scandinavia and yet, were it not for the mass graves of the defenders, it would be all but unknown to Western students of medieval history. The peat bog in which the bodies were hurriedly buried after days in the hot sun preserved not only bones but also harnesses and accoutrements, leaving the most important archaeological record for the period. Published originally in 1939, Bengt Thordeman's work on the battle, developed from the thousands of artefacts discovered in the mass burial, has been cited in virtually every bibliography on the subjects of arms and armour and used as a key source for the dating of medieval coins.

NAPP - The Best of Photoshop User - The Tenth Year  

Posted by TDK1357 at May 27, 2009
NAPP - The Best of Photoshop User - The Tenth Year

NAPP - The Best of Photoshop User - The Tenth Year | 1 .1 GB

The Best of Photoshop User: The Tenth Year DVD: 3.5 hours of nonstop special effects, and cool tips and tricks from Scott Kelby, Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, and Corey Barker. N.B. This release has the proper Macromedia Director interface to view the movies, but no goodies content or such extra things. Then again, I don't know if the original DVD features any goodies either…
Arab Human Development Report 2005: Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World

Arab Human Development Report 2005: Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World
Stanford Economics and Finance | ISBN: 0804755302 | 2006-05-08 | PDF | 260 pages | 3.25 Mb

In the first Arab Human Development Report (AHDR), gender inequality was identified as one of the main obstacles to development in the Arab Region, along with the deficits of knowledge and freedom that were addressed in the consequent AHDRs. Written by an independent group of Arab scholars, policy makers, and practitioners, the current volume focuses on the history and contemporary dynamics of Arab women's economic, political, and social empowerment in the region. It details the processes in which gender impacts Arab development while suggesting means of overcoming some of the challenges and building more equitable societies.
This is the fourth installment in the series that was created to provide the Arab region with a needed neutral forum for initiating dialogues and structuring debates to build a reform agenda from within. These reports build on the wealth of Arab knowledge and insight, and present a vision of self-determined change based on a commitment to internal social reform and frank self-assessment. Forging an Arab renaissance is one of the key objectives of the Arab Human Development Series, and to chart the signposts along these routes, the series is a beacon. The reports in this series have proven to be an invaluable resource to scholars and policy makers around the world, and have been well received by the general public and specialized groups.
Bobby Womack - The Best Of The Poets (1999) [2CD] {Sequel Records}

Bobby Womack - The Best Of The Poets (1999) [2CD] {Sequel Records}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 726 MB | Scans JPG - 119 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 269 MB
Genre: soul | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Castle / Sequel | CAT # NXTCD 319 | 1999

The issue of the best of Bobby Womack's "The Poet" trilogy that was released in the first half of the 1980's on the independent Beverly Glen label. The soul legend had reinvented his entire sound structure, instead opting for a light jazz feel that was quite popular at that time. The second volume of the series featured several duets with Patti Labelle, which helped prompt A&R at MCA to sign her up at the end of her Philly International tenure. The second disc of this set features acoustic versions from the trilogy as well. Best Of The Poets album Featured players on these sessions include George Benson, Nathan East, Womack & Womack, The Crusaders' Wilton Felder, The Waters, Paulinho da Costa and many more.
General Johnson ‎- The Best Of The Arista Years (2011)

General Johnson ‎- The Best Of The Arista Years (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 704 MB | Covers Included
R&B | Label: Edsel / Demon | Catalog Number: EDSS 1057

Released by the U.K.’s Edsel label in 2011, this compilation has a title that is somewhat misleading. The Best of the Arista Years contains Showmen and Chairmen of the Board leader General Johnson's self-titled 1976 album – co-produced with Rick Chertoff – in its entirety. The remainder of the disc consists of the disco version of one of the album’s A-sides, “Don’t Walk Away,” the B-side “Ready Willing and Able,” the 12” version of the 1977 single “Let’s Fool Around,” and the 12” disco version of another 1977 single, “Can’t Nobody Love Me Like You Do.” While none of it quite matches Johnson’s best moments with Chairmen of the Board, it’s all sturdy, disco-laced mid-‘70s soul, comparable to what the likes of Willie Hutch and Johnny Bristol were releasing at the time. Each one of the A-sides impacted the R&B chart, with the Top 25 “All in the Family” the most successful of all. This is likely the first time any of the material has appeared on compact disc.
Blancmange - Second Helpings: The Best Of Blancmange (1990) [Re-Up]

Blancmange - Second Helpings: The Best Of Blancmange (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Genre: Synthpop, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: London | # 8573 81949-2 | Time: 00:49:33

Blancmange is a perfect band for a compilation: it was only around for three albums, so there's not a lot of material to pick and choose from (meaning that many fan favorites will fall by the wayside), and all three albums are spotty enough that buying Second Helpings: The Best of Blancmange is a quick and neat way to get pretty much all of the high points. (That said, it would have been nice if the atmospheric instrumental "Sad Day" from 1982's Happy Families had made the cut.) The duo's three best singles, the propulsive "Blind Vision" (featuring Neil Arthur's most manic vocals), the boppy and Erasure-like "That's Love, That It Is" (the closest the duo ever got to a U.S. hit), and the hypnotic, Middle Eastern-flavored "Living on the Ceiling" (an '80s weekend radio staple even though it wasn't much of a hit at the time), are all present and accounted for, as are their other singles and a smattering of quality album tracks. A simple "all meat no filler" compilation, Second Helpings: The Best of Blancmange is just about all the Blancmange most people will ever need.