Bessie Smith The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 5

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5 The Final Chapter (1996)

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5 The Final Chapter (1996)
Blues, Jazz, Vocal Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 122 min | 307 MB
Label: Columbia / Legacy | Rel: 1996

The last two-CD set in this five-volume collection contains a lot of curiosities, and several pieces of required listening as well: "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," "Do Your Duty," and "Gimme a Pigfoot" are all here. For curiosities, there's the St. Louis Blues soundtrack, from a film short that contains the only footage of Smith. The second CD consists entirely of interviews with Smith's niece, Ruby Smith, which, while of secondary interest to the music, make for fascinating listening. In a gradual, rambling way, Ruby constructs an image of her famous aunt that reveals additional facets of the Empress of the Blues.

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 4 (1928-1931) (1993)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at March 14, 2016
Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 4 (1928-1931) (1993)

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 4 (1928-1931) (1993)
Blues, Jazz, Vocal Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 125 min | 319 MB
Label: Columbia / Legacy | Rel: 1993

These recordings reaching from the height of Bessie Smith's fame into her decline in popularity are required listening, covering the years 1928 through 1931. Not only was her voice stronger than ever, but her control over the material was topnotch; she balanced on the fine line between seductive charm and overt sexuality with apparent ease. Some of her best material ever appears on volume 4 of this 5-volume set, including "Standin' in the Rain Blues," "Empty Bed Blues" (speaking of overtness…), "Devil's Gonna Git You," "I'm Wild About That Thing," "Blue Spirit Blues"… but it's useless to even try to list favorites. Smith's voice is so rich and expressive despite the primitive recording technology of the day, one can only imagine what it must have been like to hear her live. And trombonist Charlie Green and pianist James P. Johnson are featured prominently here as well.

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1924-1925) (1991)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at March 11, 2016
Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1924-1925) (1991)

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1924-1925) (1991)
Blues, Jazz, Vocal Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 121 min | 321 MB
Label: Columbia / Legacy | Rel: 1991

Bessie Smith, even on the evidence of her earliest recordings, well deserved the title "Empress of the Blues" for in the 1920s there was no one in her league for emotional intensity, honest blues feeling, and power. The second of five volumes (the first four are two-CD sets) finds her accompaniment improving rapidly with such sympathetic sidemen as trombonist Charlie Green, cornetist Joe Smith, and clarinetist Buster Bailey often helping her out. However, they are overshadowed by Louis Armstrong, whose two sessions with Smith (nine songs in all) fall into the time period of this second set; particularly classic are their versions of "St. Louis Blues," "Careless Love Blues," and "I Ain't Goin' to Play Second Fiddle." Other gems on this essential set include "Cake Walkin' Babies From Home," "The Yellow Dog Blues," and "At the Christmas Ball."

The Complete Torpedo - Vol.1-5 (2010-2012)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Feb. 6, 2013
The Complete Torpedo - Vol.1-5 (2010-2012)

The Complete Torpedo - Vol.1-5 (2010-2012)
English | CBR | 5 Issues | 586.06 MB

The story of a gangster whose life is traced from the innocence of childhood to amoral adulthood, and nearly every stop explored along the way. Abuli's distinctive narrative builds the story over time and Jordi Bernet's masterful renditions of the title character are stunningly cinematic-Torpedo is the Godfather of comics, in both subject matter and execution.
Arbee Stidham - The Complete Recordings Vol.1 1947 - 1951 (2004)


Arbee Stidham - The Complete Recordings Vol.1 1947 - 1951 (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 158 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Blues | Label: Blue Moon | Catalog Number: 6038 | Release Date: Mar 1, 2004 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com + HF.com

Arbee Stidham became known to British blues fans through his later recordings as a guitarist/singer during the folk/blues revival of the early sixties but he had earlier been signed to RCA Victor as a vocalist backed by small horn & piano based groups. Includes his hit from this period: 'My Heart Belongs to You'.
Arbee Stidham - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 (1947-1951) - 2004

Arbee Stidham - The Complete Recordins Vol. 1 (1947-1951) - 2004
Lossless (Wv Image File + Cue + Log + Audio Identifier Report): 174 Mb | EAC Secure Mode Rip | Mp3 (CBR 320 kbps): 136 Mb | HQ Scans | WinRar Files (3% recovery)
Audio CD (June 4, 2004) - Number of Discs: 1 - Label: Blue Moon - Catalog Number: BMCD 6038
Blues
Catalyst - The Complete Recordings Volume 1 & Volume 2 (2010) 2 CD

Catalyst - The Complete Recordings Volume 1 & Volume 2 (2010) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 968 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 388 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock | Label: Porter Records | # PRCD-1509, PRCD-1510 | Time: 02:25:02

In the early 70's a band named Catalyst was formed in the heart of Philadelphia. The core of the group was Odean Pope, Sherman Ferguson, Eddie Green and Al Johnson (who was replaced by Tyrone Brown after their first album). The band drew from a wide range of musical styles; jazz, funk, R&B, avant garde and fusion all found their way into the creative sonic tapestry of Catalyst. With the given talents of Catalyst they could have and should have been bigger but sadly they found themselves with little promotion or recognition outside the proximity of Philadelphia. Thankfully Catalyst were able to leave behind four extraordinary recordings that will appeal to both jazz heads and those in the hip hop community.
The Charlie Shavers & Ray Bryant Quartet - Complete Recordings Vol.1-3 (1958-64) [3CD] {2005 Lone Hill Jazz Remaster}

The Charlie Shavers & Ray Bryant Quartet - Complete Recordings Vol.1-3 (1958-64) [3CD] {2005 Lone Hill Jazz Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.13 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 526 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 150 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ 10182~84
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet / Piano

Pure and simple genius from trumpeter Charlie Shavers – a player with a sweet tone and a fluid groove – stepping out here with great accompaniment from pianist Ray Bryant! The CD brings together work from the albums Charlie Digs Paree and Charlie Digs Dixie – both originally recorded for MGM Records in the late 50s, and done in a clean, uncluttered style that really brought a strong focus to Shaver's solos, but also gave some excellent rhythmic support from Bryant – working here at the height of his early powers, in a mode that's clearly relaxed enough to get with the spirit of each different session.

The Complete Voodoo Vol 1 (TPB) (2015)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Dec. 27, 2015
The Complete Voodoo Vol 1 (TPB) (2015)

The Complete Voodoo Vol 1 (TPB) (2015)
English | CBR | 187 pages | 392.93 MB

Good Girl Art, and old-skool horror art by the master Matt Baker and his associates from the infamous art group The Iger Shop!
Filled with lurid pulp-fiction comics like "Zombie Bride," "The Weird Dead," and "The Crawling Horror." This large format, full-color book of terrors, is the first of three volumes and has a fear-filled and fascinating introduction by Mike "The Worst of Eerie Publications" Howlett!
The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 1); Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Markarios of Corinth

The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 1); Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Markarios of Corinth by G. E.H. Palmer
English | Jan. 1, 1983 | ISBN: 0571130135 | 384 Pages | PDF | 3.04 MB

The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition.