American Poetry

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti

VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti
Classical 20th Century - Contemporary | Choral Sacred & Secular | Release: 11/2006
297 MB | FLAC tracks + CUE + LOG + Scans | RAR | RS.com

This anthology brings together representative works from the mainstream of contemporary American choral music. Charles Ives’s Psalm 90 evokes a mood reminiscent of congregational Sunday singing in New England. Copland’s In the Beginning recalls his Fanfare for the Common Man, while Lukas Foss’s Behold, I Build An House shows the stylistic influence of Copland. Vincent Persichetti’s Flower Songs reveal his deep commitment to his favourite poet E.E. Cummings, and favours the women’s voices. In Fern Hill, set for alto, chorus and orchestra, composer John Corigliano sings of the joys of youth.
The Jazz Crusaders - Complete Live At The Lighthouse (1962) {American Jazz Classics}

The Jazz Crusaders - Complete Live At The Lighthouse (1962) {American Jazz Classics}
EAC 1.0b6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 490MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

Because the Jazz Crusaders in the early '70s dropped the "Jazz" from their name and later in the decade veered much closer to R&B and pop music than they had earlier, it is easy to forget just how strong a jazz group they were in the 1960s. This CD reissues one of their rarer sessions, augmenting the original seven-song LP program (highlighted by "Blues Up Tight," "Doin' That Thing," and "Milestones") with previously unissued versions of "'Round Midnight" and John Coltrane's "Some Other Blues." The Jazz Crusaders (comprised of tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder, trombonist Wayne Henderson, pianist Joe Sample, drummer Stix Hooper, and, during this period, bassist Leroy Vinnegar) are heard in prime form.

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Whole Oats (1972) {2008 American Beat}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 13, 2017
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Whole Oats (1972) {2008 American Beat}

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Whole Oats (1972) {2008 American Beat}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 207 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 100 mb
Genre: pop, pop rock

Whole Oats is the 1972 debut album by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania duo Daryl Hall & John Oates. This pressing was released by American Beat on 12 February, 2008.
Ian Mitchell - Isn't This A Time?: American Music for Clarinet (2015)

Ian Mitchell - Isn't This A Time?: American Music for Clarinet (2015)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 130 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Avant-garde | Label: Metier Records | 2015 | 0:55:23

British clarinet player Ian Mitchell devotes this album to clarinet works by American composers ranging from the iconic John Cage to specialists working with new clarinet techniques such as Eric Mandat via William O. Smith, also known as jazz legend Bill Smith. There is a lot of variety here, within the context of a generally provocative and avant-garde collection.

Milk - Never Dated (EP) (1994) {american recordings}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 10, 2017
Milk - Never Dated (EP) (1994) {american recordings}

Milk - Never Dated (EP) (1994) {american recordings}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 182 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 94 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap

Never Dated is the 1994 debut solo EP from American rapper Kirk Robinson, who is better known as Milk Dee but known here simply as Milk. Half-brother to woman MC Lyte, Milk is a member of the duo Audio Two and this was his first and only effort at doing a solo release. He did not release a full album.

VA - American Heartbeat 1958 (2014) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at March 3, 2017
VA - American Heartbeat 1958 (2014) 2CDs

VA - American Heartbeat 1958 (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 553 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 321 Mb | Scans included | 02:04:39
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Pop, Early Pop/Rock | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD233

Rock'n'roll was born in the United States - and 1958 was the year it was exported to the rest of the world. Buddy Holly, who kicks off our first disc with 'Rave On', hit British shores in March with the force of a musical hurricane. Following closely behind him were the like of The Chordettes, Bobby Day, The Everly Brothers and Connie Francis, all included here on this 2 disc compilation.

Khalid - American Teen (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 2, 2017
Khalid - American Teen (2017)

Khalid - American Teen (2017)
Pop, Soul, RnB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:46 | 127 MB
Label: RCA Records | Release Year: 2017

"American Teen" is the forthcoming debut studio album from R&B artist Khalid, and with the co-sign of Zane Lowe & Apple Music, it could be yet another outstanding LP in what's without a doubt going to be a major rebound year for the R&B genre. It comes preceded by the smash single “Location”, launched back in August. The project also includes the next promotional singles “Saved”, “Coaster”, “Let’s Go” and “Hopeless“. Khalid recently decamped from his native El Paso to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. He's still a teenager but after his single "Location" blew up last year, he may be poised for big things.

Neave Trio - American Moments (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 28, 2017
Neave Trio - American Moments (2016)

Neave Trio - American Moments
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, log, d.booklet | 68:28 min | 264 MB
Label: Chandos - CHAN 10924 | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016
Classical, Chamber Music

Engage, Exchange, Connect. That is what this young American piano trio is all about, on stage as well as on this album, its very first.

Tony Furtado - American Gypsy (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 27, 2017
Tony Furtado - American Gypsy (2002)

Tony Furtado - American Gypsy (2002)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 50:52 | 125 MB
Genre: Folk-Rock, Acoustic, Americana | Label: True North Records

American Gypsy introduces itself with about 15 seconds of rumbling instrumental noise, the equivalent of an outsider orchestra tuning, before the opening blues figure of "Oh Berta, Berta" falls down from Tony Furtado's guitar. In those early moments, a new direction is named for Furtado, a bluegrass virtuoso and genre-bending master whose 1997 release, Roll My Blues Away, introduced his perfection of the slide guitar and move away from traditional roots-style composition.