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Harry Allen - Something About Jobim (2015)

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Harry Allen - Something About Jobim (2015)

Harry Allen - Something About Jobim (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:53
Mainstream Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Stunt Records | # STUCD 15122

Back in 1964, saxophonist Stan Getz made one of those perfect albums. He teamed up with famed Brazilian songwriters and guitarists, Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and delivered one of the best records in his career: Gezt/Gilberto (Verve, 1964). The combination of the wistfully vibrant bossa nova and the sensual saxophone sound of Getz proved to be irresistible. History has a way of repeating itself and now it is time for yet another crucial meeting between a group of Brazilian musicians and an American saxophonist. Harry Allen could be considered one of the most prominent heirs to the sound of Getz, so it was only a matter of time before he would find the ideal partner to make an album with a perfect Brazilian sound. In fact, his partner found him. In the elaborate notes to the album Something About Jobim, producer and bassist, Rodolfo Stroeter, tells the story of the album. When his good friend, record producer Søren Friis of Stunt Records, gave him a bunch of records to listen to, one of them especially caught his attention.

Miami Sound Machine - Primitive Love (1985)

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Miami Sound Machine - Primitive Love (1985)

Miami Sound Machine - Primitive Love (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 83 Mb
Dance-Pop, Latin Pop, Adult Contemporary | Label: Epic | # EPC 463400 2 | 01:05:03

Primitive Love is the ninth studio album and second English-language record by the Miami Sound Machine, released in August 1985, by Epic Records. This album was a follow-up to the band's previous releases in every sense; in the music, in rhythms and in Gloria Estefan's vocals. Previous releases by Miami Sound Machine had failed to achieve much in the way of crossover success. However, with the release of Primitive Love in 1985, their distinctive sound was finally being heard by a wider audience, both in the United States and abroad. This album was the band's first appearance on the American albums chart, reaching #23 on the Billboard 200.

War - The Very Best of War (2003) 2CD

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War - The Very Best of War (2003) 2CD

War - The Very Best of War (2003) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 908 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 347 Mb
Label: Avenue/Rhino | # 8122-73895-2 | Time: 02:25:47 | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul, Funk Rock, Latin Rock

There really are more War best-of packages than the situation warrants, and while the double-CD The Very Best of War is a fine compilation if you don't already have one in your collection, it's questionable whether it was a necessary addition to the band's discography. For one thing, it doesn't differ all that much from the previous two-CD War best-of on Rhino, Anthology (1970-1994). Sure, each has a few tracks not on the other, but both are built around their lengthy string of big hits. Even Barry Alfonso's accompanying essay was adapted from the liner notes to Anthology (1970-1994). Still, this does have all of the big chart hits and a few minor ones, as well as standout album tracks from throughout the 1970s and early '80s that illustrate the band's versatility. Reading the small print on the track listings, it's revealed that half a dozen of these cuts are edits that either appear here for the first time or were only available on previous anthologies or imports.

Raphael - Canciones De Amor (2009)

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Raphael - Canciones De Amor (2009)

Raphael - Canciones De Amor (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 396 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans ~ 67 Mb | 00:54:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Latin Pop, Ballad | Sony Music Latin #8869 763037 2

Spanish pop star Rafael Martos (born Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez and globally as "Raphael") is one of Spain's best-known singers. His multi-octave range and flamboyant stage persona have entertained and engaged people worldwide since 1959. He is also a movie and television actor, and the father of Spanish movie director Jacobo Martos. Raphael is perhaps known best in his homeland for dramatically acting out his songs while on-stage. His record company, Hispavox, awarded him with the world's one and only "Uranium Disc" for his compilation album Ayer, Hoy y Siempre due to the impossibility of presenting him with 300 platinum discs – it sold 50 million copies.

Richard Galliano - French Touch (1998) [Re-Up]

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Richard Galliano - French Touch (1998) [Re-Up]

Richard Galliano - French Touch (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:37
Post-Bop, Tango, Modern Composition | Label: Disques Dreyfus | # FDM 36596-2

Tango accordion has a clear icon in the late Astor Piazzolla, but these days Richard Galliano is making a strong case for being the premier jazz accordionist. He's as lyrical as one needs, swings like mad, or brings tempos down to a sensual jog with passion and soul. When called upon, he can play a gut-wrenching tango or two himself. For this effort he's joined by two different crack rhythm sections, the brilliant Jean-François Jenny-Clark and Daniel Humair (seven tracks), or the slightly cut below Remi Vignolo and Andre Ceccarelli (four tracks), bass and drums respectively. It's not hard to hear a distinctly French but improvisationally Americanized sound. The lone standard, "You Must Believe in Spring", is one of many waltzes, but this one jumps from second to fifth gear, Galliano rapidly flying through the changes. The title track is also quick, with "Augusta" more a sprightly 3/4, while "L'Envers du Décor" is an easier modal three beat. Nods to Brazilian Hermeto Pascoal are heard on his composition "Bébé" and the mallets on drums and heavy conga beat-based fanfare and theme of "Passarinho".

VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD [Re-Up]

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VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD [Re-Up]

VA - From Latin… To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 683 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Samba Jazz, Bossa Nova | Time: 04:47:09

This is series of seriously intoxicating Latin and American Bossa-Samba-Jazz sounds! It all began in the '50s when composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, inspired by West Coast Jazz, helped to form a new music that blended together gentle Brazilian Samba rhythms and melodies with cool-toned improvising. These compilations contain the results of Jobim's influential musical experiment, as they feature a myriad of artists serving up a cocktail blend of rare original Brazilian and American Bossa Nova and Jazz from the 60's. Each volume comes complete with a different sexy vixen on each of the covers…and we do mean SEXY! Includes 80 tracks featuring classic performances by Les McCann, Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader, The Champs, Lalo Schifrin, Nina Simone, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison, Candido, Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and many more.

Tito Puente & La Lupe - La Pareja (1978) {Tico Records}

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Tito Puente & La Lupe - La Pareja (1978) {Tico Records}

Tito Puente & La Lupe - La Pareja (1978) {Tico Records}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 241MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 79MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Salsa, Pachanga, Bolero

Listen to the opener, "Dile Que Venga," "Calumbo," or their version of Frank Cabrera's classic stomp "La Lloradora," and you will hear a big band in choppy harmonic bliss cutting across Latin music, jazz, and even R&B with a vengeance. Of the ballads, El Topo's gorgeous "Pobre de Mi" and Lupe's own "Amor Verdadero" are her finest performances here.

Gipsy Kings - The Real... Gipsy Kings, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

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Gipsy Kings - The Real... Gipsy Kings, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Gipsy Kings - The Real… Gipsy Kings, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 491 Mb | Scans included | 03:28:45
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion, Ethnic Pop | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88875010792

The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamenco, salsa and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, who perform in the Spanish language with an Andalusian accent. Although group members were born in France, their parents were mostly gitanos, Berber-Moroccan and Spanish gypsies who fled Catalonia during the 1930s Spanish Civil War. They are known for bringing Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences. The group originally called itself Los Reyes. Their music has a particular rumba flamenca style, with pop influences; many songs of the Gipsy Kings fit social dances, such as salsa and rumba. Their music has been described as a place where "Spanish flamenco and gypsy rhapsody meet salsa funk".

Omar Sosa - Afreecanos (2008)

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Omar Sosa - Afreecanos (2008)

Omar Sosa - Afreecanos (2008)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 304MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion, Latin Jazz, Afrocubism

With every passing year, pianist Omar Sosa continues to define what contemporary world music can be. Each effort is quite different than the previous one, while the bright colors, timbres, and elements of his Cuban-based music are elevated higher and higher. In his restlessness to find further truth and beauty, there's a calm serenity and unabashed confidence in his vision and personal musicianship.

Johnny Pacheco - Mi Musica Es Para Ti (2002)

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Johnny Pacheco - Mi Musica Es Para Ti (2002)

Johnny Pacheco - Mi Musica Es Para Ti (2002)
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 244MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 79MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Cha-Cha, Mambo

This is a repackaging of a release from 1960 credited to both the René Hernandez Orchestra and the René Hernandez Orchestra with Pacheco, called Percussive Latino Cha Cha Cha (Audio Fidelity label). According to Discogs information this session was recorded in November, 1957, in New York City.

Patricia Vonne - Albums Collection 2003-2015 (6CD)

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Patricia Vonne - Albums Collection 2003-2015 (6CD)

Patricia Vonne - Albums Collection 2003-2015 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.86 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 667 Mb | Scans included
Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, Latin Rock, Tex-Mex, Roots, Country | Time: 04:25:02

Patricia Vonne (née Rodriguez) is an American singer and actress. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Vonne moved to New York City in 1990-2001 to pursue her artistic ambitions. She worked extensively in Europe and America and was featured in the film Sin City as Dallas (aka Zorro Girl) & national/international commercials, and film work. She formed her own musical band, which performed on the New York circuit from 1998-2001. She then relocated to her native Texas where she currently tours extensively in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. She toured as a member of Tito & Tarantula, the band featured in the film From Dusk Till Dawn in 2002. Her song, "Traeme Paz", was featured in the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Her song "Mudpies and Gasoline" is featured in the Quentin Tarantino presented film Hell Ride. She is the sister of Angela Lanza, Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez. Collection includes: Patricia Vonne (2003); Guitars And Castanets (2005); Firebird (2007); Worth It (2010); Rattle My Cage (2013); Viva Bandolera (2015).

Buena Vista Social Club - Lost And Found (2015) {World Circuit}

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Buena Vista Social Club - Lost And Found (2015) {World Circuit}

Buena Vista Social Club - Lost And Found (2015) {World Circuit}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 295MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin, Cuban, Jazz, Son

Coming almost two decades after the release of the original Grammy-winning, self-titled LP, the new album is a collection of previously unreleased tracks––some of which were recorded during the original album’s sessions in Havana and others from the years that followed. The studio tracks on Lost and Found were recorded at the 1996 Egrem studio sessions in Havana and during a period of rich and prolific creativity stretching into the early 2000s following the recording of the original album. Lost and Found also features live recordings from the world tours of Buena Vista’s legendary veterans.

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

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Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 519 824-2 | 00:50:00

Astrud Gilberto's entry in the nicely appointed Verve Jazz Masters compilation series shows exactly why the Brazilian singer is deserving of such an accolade. In her '60s heyday, Gilberto was often derided by jazz purists for her vibrato-less "desafinado" (deliberately slightly off-pitch) singing style and deadpan, childlike voice. But the diminutive bossa nova star has since been a huge influence on dozens of jazz and pop singers. VERVE JAZZ MASTERS is less of a greatest hits package than it is a smartly balanced retrospective of many of Gilberto's best performances. Her biggest hits, "Call Me" and "Summer Samba," are not included, and her signature tune, "The Girl From Ipanema," is only represented by a live take from a 1964 Carnegie Hall concert. The collection places equal emphasis on Gilberto's bossa nova-style interpretations of jazz standards and on her signature Portuguese-language sambas.

Santana - Corazon: Live From Mexico (Live It To Believe It) (2014)

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Santana - Corazon: Live From Mexico (Live It To Believe It) (2014)

Santana - Corazón: Live From Mexico (Live It To Believe It) (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 596 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb | 01:19:16
Latin Pop/Rock, Jazz Rock, Guitar Virtuoso | Label: Sony/RCA | # 88875008852

Combined with 40 years of hits, Santana performed many of the songs from his double-platinum US Latin-certified and critically-acclaimed album CORAZÓN at a once in a lifetime concert event in December 2013, accompanied by many of his album special guests, all celebrating their Latin music heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico (in his native state of Jalisco). The CORAZÓN project brought Carlos back to his birthplace and celebrates Carlos’ love of his musical heritage, as well as showcases Carlos’ own personal influence on Latin music and on today’s generation of Latin superstars. Superstar guest performers who joined Santana at the concert event captured on this CD include Elan Atias, Chocquibtown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel, Fher Olvera (of Maña),Niña Pastori, Samuel Rosa (of Skank), Cindy Blackman Santana, Salvador Santana, Romeo Santos, Soledad, and Diego Torres.

The Mavericks - Play The Hits (2019)

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The Mavericks - Play The Hits (2019)

The Mavericks - Play The Hits (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 263 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | 00:42:57
Country, Tex-Mex | Label: Mono Mundo Recordings

The Mavericks have never been averse to putting their own spin on another band’s song. This is a group, after all, who once recorded their own Tejano/surf-rock take on Motley Crue’s “Dr. Feelgood.” Now the Mavericks will release an entire album of covers, Play the Hits, on November 1st via their own label Mono Mundo Recordings. A collection of songs originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen, Waylon Jennings, and Elvis Presley, it’s a way to further illustrate the eclecticism of the group, says singer Raul Malo.