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VA - Cabaret Echoes: New Orleans Jazzers at Work, 1918-1927 (2010)

VA - Cabaret Echoes: New Orleans Jazzers at Work, 1918-1927 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 387 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 340 MB | 02:23:35
Jazz, Oldies | Label: Off The Record | Release Year: 2010

New Orleans holds a special allure like that of no other city, and its most famous music has cast its spell on the world for more than a century. New Orleans jazz has been discussed and written about nearly as much as it has been performed, and its recordings have been issued and reissued constantly since 1917. Many of the earliest seminal recordings are muddy and indistinct due to the primitive equipment used. Many reissues of this material have clouded the sound even further.
Doc & Merle Watson - Never The Same Once, Live At The Boarding House May 1974 (2017) [7CD Box Set]

Doc & Merle Watson - Never The Same Once, Live At The Boarding House May 1974
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork - 1.87 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 766 MB | 05:34:01
Label: Owsley Stanley Foundation | Tracks: 94 | Rls.date: 2017
Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Blues

Though they have both passed on, their highly influential recordings are still enjoyed by fans and studied carefully by aspiring acoustic guitarists and folk singers. Doc in particular is considered to be one of the most important flatpick guitarists of the 20th century, and his fingerstyle playing is also highly regarded. His son, Merle, who excelled at guitar and banjo, had served for many years as his father’s accompanist.

Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 23, 2017
Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)

Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 462 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Soul, Blues | Label: Decca | # 5330843 | Time: 01:15:47

In many ways Etta James resembled a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock & roll to R&B, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and pure pop and soul, while still maintaining a distinct feel and sound that was all her own, and she did this throughout a five-decade career that is impressive for its consistency. This 25-track set (mostly drawn from her time with Chess Records) is hardly definitive (it doesn't have classic James' tracks like "Anything to Say You're Mine," "Don't Cry Baby," "Something's Got a Hold on Me," or the girl group pop of "Two Sides (To Every Story)," for instance, or any of her late-career blues tracks), but it does do a good job of spotlighting James' range and versatility by collecting sides like her signature "At Last," the soul-pop masterpieces "Tell Mama" and "I'd Rather Go Blind," and saucy versions of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful" and Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On," all of which offer ample proof that James was one of the best singers of her generation – in any style.
Duke Ellington - Ellington At Basin Street East (1964) {Music & Arts}

Duke Ellington - Ellington At Basin Street East (1964) {Music & Arts}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 374MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 188MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Swing

Duke Ellington is featured in a complete performance at Basin Street East in New York City on this CD, as it was originally broadcast on WNEW, complete with his verbal exchanges with host William B. Williams. Unlike many of his concerts, there is no long medley of hits; instead, Ellington offers an interesting mix of old and new songs. The newer material includes his "gutbucket bolero," known as "Afro Bossa" (also titled "Bula"), featuring the gruff, muted trumpet of Cootie Williams, and the high-note theatrics of Cat Anderson. "Silk Lace" is a brisk rhumba featuring clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton, while the band (except for the rhythm section) sits out Ellington's masterful ballad "A Single Petal of a Rose."
VA - A Night At The Roxbury: Music From The Motion Picture (1998)

VA - A Night At The Roxbury: Music From The Motion Picture (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 472 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 87 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Dance / Euro House / Euro-Pop / Disco / Soundtrack / Non-Stop
DreamWorks Records #DRMD-50033

Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels managed to turn Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan's recurring one-joke skit about two clueless clubheads into a major motion picture. That's why they call him an entrepreneur. More importantly, the soundtrack to said film makes a good excuse for a compilation full of surefire club hits whose sights are set squarely on the dancefloor. From the inescapable "What Is Love" (Haddaway) to 3rd Party's revamped version of M's '80s hit "Pop Muzik," A Night at the Roxbury is a nonstop dancefest, full of relentless beats and hooky synth riffs guaranteed to fire up even the most lackluster of parties.

VA - Stormy Weather (1998) {AT&T}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 27, 2017
VA - Stormy Weather (1998) {AT&T}

VA - Stormy Weather (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 333 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 173 mb
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop | Label: AT&T/The Isis Fund

This ten-track compilation is drawn from a benefit concert held at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles to raise money for Don Henley's Walden Woods Project. Ten female singers essay song standards of varying vintage, from the 1930s to the '80s.
Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl (1956) {2CD Hip-O Select-Verve B0015738-02 rel 2011}

Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl (1956) {2CD Hip-O Select-Verve B0015738-02 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 761 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 334 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 40 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2011 Hip-O Select / Verve | B0015738-02
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Swing

This double LP was the first jazz concert ever recorded at the Hollywood Bowl (and only the second one held at that L.A. institution). Although not an official Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, it has the same basic format and was also produced by Norman Granz. Trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenors Flip Phillips and Illinois Jacquet, the Oscar Peterson Trio and drummer Buddy Rich all jam on "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside" and there is also a ballad medley and a drum solo by Rich. In addition the Oscar Peterson Trio plays two numbers, the remarkable pianist Art Tatum (in one of his final appearances) has four, Ella Fitzgerald sings six songs (including a scat-filled "Airmail Special") and collaborates with Louis Armstrong on two others. For the grand finale nearly everyone returns to the stage for "When the Saints Go Marching In" which Armstrong sings and largely narrates, cheerfully introducing all of the participants. This is a historic and very enjoyable release featuring more than its share of classic greats.
Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2009

Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 454 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included | 01:08:59
Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion | Label: BGO | # BGOCD843

This release from the BGO label combines two of Gino Vannelli's albums for A&M, Powerful People (1974) and Storm at Sunup (1975). Both releases peaked in the Top 60 of the Billboard 200, while “People Gotta Move” – the lead song on the former – was one of Vannelli’s biggest singles and narrowly missed the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Those who pick up a well-chosen Vannelli compilation can get the essential songs, but soft rock diehards can obtain a fair amount of Vannelli’s choice album-bound material right here.
Dean Martin - The Entertainer With The "Casual Voice" At His Best (2010) {4CD, Box Set}

Dean Martin - The Entertainer With The "Casual Voice" At His Best (2010) {4CD, Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 919 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 516 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 50 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standards | Membran Music #233062

Dean Martin was an Italian-American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance. He and Jerry Lewis were partners in the immensely popular comedy team Martin and Lewis. He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and a star in concert stages, nightclubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television. He was the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974) and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974–1985). Martin's relaxed, warbling crooning voice earned him dozens of hit singles including his signature songs "Memories Are Made of This", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You", "Sway", "Volare", and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?".
Rainbow - Monsters Of Rock: Live At Donington 1980 (2016) {Japanese Edition}

Rainbow - Monsters Of Rock: Live At Donington 1980 (2016) {Japanese Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 649 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 227 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Ward Records #GQCS-90144~5

On Saturday 16th August 1980 Rainbow took to the stage to headline the first rock festival to be staged at Castle Donington. It was the culmination of the band s tour in support of the hugely successful Down To Earth album, released in 1979, and would prove to be the last live show featuring this particular line-up of the band: Ritchie Blackmore (guitars), Don Airey (keyboards), Graham Bonnet (vocals), Roger Glover (bass) and Cozy Powell (drums). The set featured tracks from the new album alongside classics from earlier in their career. There are virtuoso solo spots for Blackmore, Airey and Powell which serve to highlight the sheer musical prowess in the band. The show climaxes with Ritchie Blackmore destroying his guitar and thrusting it into an amp which promptly bursts into flames before fireworks burst overhead at the conclusion of an explosive show.