Curt Boettcher

Curt Boettcher - There's An Innocent Face (1972)  Music

Posted by T_S_Ch at June 25, 2010
Curt Boettcher - There's An Innocent Face (1972)

Curt Boettcher - There's An Innocent Face (1972)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Covers | 78MB
Sunshine Pop, Psychedelic, Baroque Pop

A strange release from the much-loved producer and composer which sees him finding a place that mixes up varying degrees of soft rock, country-pop, and doo wop into a fine, if a bit uneven, listen. The best track on the album is "I Love You More Each Day," with its folk strumming and '70s melodic pop approach. Unsurprisingly, this song is one of the three tracks Boettcher is listed as actually having written on the album. To be sure, there is no shortage of the multi-layered harmonies Boettcher is renowned for.

Original Album Series: The Association (2016)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 16, 2016
Original Album Series: The Association (2016)

Original Album Series: The Association (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Warner Music, 0081227944773 | ~ 1154 or 462 Mb | Scans Included
Pop Rock, Baroque Pop

A pop music band from California in the sunshine pop genre, The Association are known for their tight vocal harmony. In the 1960s the group had numerous hits at or near the top of the Billboard charts…

Crabby Appleton - Crabby Appleton (1970) [Reissue 2012]  Music

Posted by antonyart at July 4, 2013
Crabby Appleton - Crabby Appleton (1970) [Reissue 2012]

Crabby Appleton - Crabby Appleton (1970) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (IMG+CUE+LOG) | 231 MB | Complete HQ Scans 600 dpi JPG included | MP3 Lame 320 CBR | 87 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Flawed Gems (GEM 91) | Uploaded, Depositfiles

Crabby Appleton will always be remembered for their fantastic Go Back’ single, a brooding slice of power pop that reached #36 in June 1970. The band's debut album released on Elektra Records at the same time was a fairly diverse mix of harder rock statements and delicate tunes (sometimes recalled the baroque-pop of late 6o’s The Zombies or the Left Banke), although touches of psychedelic jamming (in early The Doors/Iron Butterfly vein) and classical-influenced Hammond organ passages (similar to The Nice) could be heard as well. It's worth noting that 2 years earlier vocalist Michael Fennelly was a part of Millennium band, the sunshine pop-psych project whose ‘Begin’ album has since garnered enormous cult recognition.

Ruthann Friedman - Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook (2013)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 2, 2013
Ruthann Friedman - Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook (2013)

Ruthann Friedman - Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook
Folk, Pop, Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:11 | 106 MB
Label: Now Sounds | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2013

Having written The Association’s ‘Windy’ while living in David Crosby’s basement, Ruthann Friedman remained an intriguing and mysterious figure of ‘60s pop for decades.
Featuring productions by Curt Boettcher, Tommy Lipuma, and Van Dyke Parks, Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook contains 18 tracks from 1966-1970, focusing on Ruthann’s pop/rock efforts from this era

The Association - Greatest Hits (1968) [1987]  Music

Posted by firepower at Feb. 22, 2011
The Association - Greatest Hits (1968) [1987]

The Association - Greatest Hits (1968) [1987]
EAC, WavPack image, CUE+LOG 244mb | MP3 320 cbr (lame 3.97) 102mb | Complete 600dpi jpg artwork/booklet
Rock | 1987 Warner Brothers W2-1767 | 5% recovery record | Source: My mint cd

Beyond representing the best in '60s California pop, the Association blazed trails in album production and the folk-psychedelia genre. With the guidance of L.A. producers Bones Howe, Curt Boettcher, and Jerry Yester, the band deftly mixed airy harmonies, unobtrusive rhythm tracks, and subtle "Age of Aquarius" accents from harpsichords, Farfisa organs, fuzz-box guitars, trumpets, and bongos – at times, the sophisticated blend was held together by L.A. session players. A great introduction to the band's prime work from the latter half of the '60s.

Sagittarius - The Blue Marble (1969) [2001]  Music

Posted by mook45 at Feb. 2, 2011
Sagittarius - The Blue Marble (1969) [2001]

Sagittarius - The Blue Marble (1969) [2001]
EAC | FLAC IMG,CUE+LOG = 267MB | MP3@320 = 109MB | 400 dpi Scans
Popsike | Label: Poptones - mc5036cd | FSe/FSo/FF
MOJO Magazine Presents: V.A. - In My Room: A Tribute To The Genius Of Brian Wilson (2007) RE-UP

V.A. - In My Room: A Tribute To The Genius Of Brian Wilson (2004)
EAC-FLAC Image with CUE & LOG - 322 MB | Complete Scans | MP3 CBR 320 - 114 MB
45:32 min | Given away free with MOJO's January 2007 Magazine. Not to be sold separately!

The Beach Boys' 1966 release Pet Sounds was a psychedelic trip primarily the work of Brian Wilson it marked the beginning of a downward creative and emotional spiral for its maker, Brian Wilson. Here is a selection of mini-symphonies inspired by the group from acts including The Who, Jan & Dean and The Barracudas.

Richard Elliot - Summer Madness (2016) {Heads Up}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 19, 2016
Richard Elliot - Summer Madness (2016) {Heads Up}

Richard Elliot - Summer Madness (2016) {Heads Up}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 393MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Summer Madness is a new kind of Richard Elliot recording. For one thing, the cast includes two other horn men augmenting Elliot's signature sax work: trumpeter/trombonist Rick Braun, who also produced the album and, on several tracks, baritone saxophonist Curt Waylee. Most importantly though, the music was created from scratch as Elliot and his handpicked musicians formulated and honed their ideas in the studio, with Braun's ultra-capable guidance. For Elliot, recruiting the additional players and having the entire band plus a well-respected veteran producer help him shape the music was integral to the project's success.

Richard Elliot - Summer Madness (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Sept. 10, 2016
Richard Elliot - Summer Madness (2016)

Richard Elliot - Summer Madness (2016)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 44:10 | ~101 Mb
Label: Heads Up | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

Summer Madness is a new kind of Richard Elliot recording. For one thing, the cast includes two other horn men augmenting Elliot's signature sax work: trumpeter/trombonist Rick Braun, who also produced the album and, on several tracks, baritone saxophonist Curt Waylee. Most importantly though, the music was created from scratch as Elliot and his handpicked musicians formulated and honed their ideas in the studio, with Braun's ultra-capable guidance. For Elliot, recruiting the additional players and having the entire band plus a well-respected veteran producer help him shape the music was integral to the project's success. The result seven new originals and three classic interpretations is unquestionably one of the most electrifying and gratifying recordings of Richard Elliot's three-plus-decade solo career.

Caterina Valente - With The Count Basie Orchestra (1986) {MFSL}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 30, 2016
Caterina Valente - With The Count Basie Orchestra (1986) {MFSL}

Caterina Valente - With The Count Basie Orchestra (1986) {MFSL}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 285MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Big Band

This CD reissue dates from Thad Jones' single year of leadership of the Count Basie Orchestra before his health began to fail. Caterina Valente (best known as a pop singer) has a warm voice and sounds comfortable singing in a jazz-influenced middle-of-the-road style. There is little improvisation on the date and Thad Jones' arrangements leave surprisingly little space for solos; his only appearance on cornet is on "Solitude."