The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Wolfgang's Big Night Out (2007) Repost

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Wolfgang's Big Night Out (2007) Repost

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Wolfgang's Big Night Out (2007)
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Retro Swing / Classical Crossover / Jump Blues / Rock & Roll / Rockabilly
Surfdog Records #2-211388

Brian Setzer reconvenes his big band for its first non-Christmas-related set since 2000's Vavoom! Here he rearranges well-known classical themes from Beethoven, Strauss, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and others into Vegas-ized Rat Pack-era swing. It's a fun concept that buys the guitarist time by not having to compose new material, even though these arrangements, many of them quite complex, must have taken a while to construct. Setzer's well-received jump version of The Nutcracker Suite from 2002's Boogie Woogie Christmas probably got this ball rolling as Setzer digs the crazy classical beat with a dozen peppy selections that put his impressive guitar skills to use against finger-snapping horn charts.

Buddy Holly - Reminiscing/Showcase (2000)

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Buddy Holly - Reminiscing/Showcase (2000)

Buddy Holly - Reminiscing/Showcase (2000)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 297 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 135 Mb
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Early Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly | BGO Records #BGOCD511

In recent decades, both Reminiscing and Showcase have enjoyed less than stellar reputations among Buddy Holly fans and '50s rock purists, as both albums were made up of the products of producer Norman Petty's posthumous redubbing of Holly's unfinished demos. Apart from the bizarre inclusion of "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" – a B-side chosen by Petty for the single of the title track – Reminiscing is a very solid album, and was essential to the maintaining of Holly's memory, reaching number three in a six-month run on the U.K. charts in 1963; one can just about lay odds that various members of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were among the listeners of this album or its successor.

Stella Lee Jones - A Floating Place (2011)

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Stella Lee Jones - A Floating Place (2011)

Stella Lee Jones - A Floating Place (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 424 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 77 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, Eclectic Prog | Dizziness Records #SLJ-001

A Japanese promising unit Stella Lee Jones were founded as a progressive rock septet by Satoshi HIRATA (guitar) who was one of the founders of FLAT 122, soon after their disbandment in 2009. They have highlighted their originality under Satoshi's soundscape mixed with jazz, avantgarde, and art rock. Thie debut album "A Floating Place", released in late 2011, came out as a gem crystallized rigidly with their innovative eclecticism. Escape From Reality is the second album by Stella Lee Jones, released 2016.11.16 by Dizziness Records.

Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)

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Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)

Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 553 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
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R&B, Soul, Funk | Motown Records #602498621882

During times of extreme political and social change, Stevie Wonder's voice and songwriting served as cultural and spiritual guideposts to many a listener, often lending insight and a barometer with which to measure the ways of the world. But that was largely during the golden phase of his career, generally regarded as being the late '60s through 1980's Hotter Than July. His work in the mid-'80s through the '90s was marginal in comparison, only hinting at glimpses of former brilliance, sugar-coated by over-polished production and radio-friendly content. So with a decade passing since his last full-length, 1995's Conversation Piece, people waited with bated breath for a sign of his return…and wondered which Wonder would show up: would it be the socially conscious genius who wrote anthems for a generation, or the R&B crooner who dominated quiet storm radio?

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)

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Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 301 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
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R&B, Soul | Arista Records #610 359-222 / ARCD-8212

Whitney Houston is the eponymous debut album of American R&B and pop singer Whitney Houston. It was released on February 14, 1985, by Arista Records. The album initially had a slow commercial response, but began getting more popular in the summer of 1985, and it eventually topped the Billboard 200 for 14 weeks in 1986, generated three number-one singles — "Saving All My Love for You", "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love of All". The album in these very rare cases, it began to enjoyed the global success by a new black female artist, topping the albums chart in many countries such as Canada, Australia, Norway and Sweden, peaking at number 2 in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland. The album was certified diamond for shipments of 10 million units or more on March 16, 1999, and later 13× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on July 29, 1999, making it one of the top 100 best-selling albums in the United States. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

Tommy Conwell And The Young Rumblers - Guitar Trouble (1990)

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Tommy Conwell And The Young Rumblers - Guitar Trouble (1990)

Tommy Conwell And The Young Rumblers - Guitar Trouble (1990)
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Roots Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll | Columbia #CK 46235

It's clear that Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers were given a bigger budget on his second album, 1990's Guitar Trouble, a record that has clean, slick punch thanks to Dwight Yoakam producer Pete Anderson and star cameos from the likes of Chuck Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson. Anderson's presence and his drafting of Johnson conspire to give Conwell a roots rock credibility he never aspired to in the first place, probably because he was writing boogies like "Let Me Love You Too" to get the barroom rocking – and when he wasn't doing that, he could toss off a bit of Sun rockabilly in the title track or turn introspective in songs like "I'm Seventeen," an angst anthem that plays like shorthand Paul Westerberg.

Dai Kaht - Dai Kaht (2017)

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Dai Kaht - Dai Kaht (2017)

Dai Kaht - Dai Kaht (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 283 Mb | Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 95 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Zeuhl | Self-released #TKGO01

A Finnish vocalist / bassist Atte KEMPPAINEN, who had been inspired by 70s British progressive rock scene like Pink Floyd, radically transformed and innovated his musical style into Zeuhl, just when he stumbled upon Magma via Ruins' medley. He's invited three musicians of the same 'Zeuhl-ish' spirit - Ville SIRVIÖ (lead guitar), Tommi RUOTSALAINEN (rhythm guitar), and Osmo SAARINEN (drums, voices) - and DAI KAHT was born in 2013. Atte, Ville, Tommi, and Osmo have changed their name into Cobaian ones - Alemaahr KEMPAH, Willargh SHIROW, Zwerie STÖBAH, and Ozamö SHARIF, respectively, and finally their debut eponymous album was released in April, 2017 … as another sunrise upon Finnish Zeuhl Turf.

Slade - Slade Alive! (1972) {2017, Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition}

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Slade - Slade Alive! (1972) {2017, Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition}

Slade - Slade Alive! (1972) {2017, Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition}
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Classic Rock, Glam Rock | BMG #BMGAA03CD

Before the hits really starting coming, Slade showed why they were one of England's best live acts with this fevered concert recording from 1972. Set alight by plenty of stomping beats, lumbering bass, fat guitars, and Noddy Holder's hoarse vocal scream, Slade Alive! finds the lads from Wolverhampton goading on their rabid fans at every juncture ("Wan ya ta really let loose on iss one"). In return, the crowd's handclap choruses and drunken exhortations fire up the band, inspiring them to take pub rock to glam proportions ("In Like a Shot From My Gun"), make a fine mess out of a Steppenwolf classic ("Born to Be Wild"), and add a bit of feedback to John Sebastian's folk-pop ("Darling Be Home Soon"). Plus, hits like the MC5-esque "Know Who You Are" and retro-rocker "Get Down Get With It" are given proper live workouts.

I Pooh - Poohlover (1976)

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I Pooh - Poohlover (1976)

I Pooh - Poohlover (1976)
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Pop | CGD #9031-70518-2

Veteran Italian rock band Pooh formed in Bologna in 1966. During the late '60s, the band featured Roby Facchinetti, Valerio Negrini, Dodi Battaglia, and Riccardo Fogli, but after Negrini left in 1971, the band recruited guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Red Canzian plus drummer and percussionist Stefano D'Orazio, and began a long run as one of the best and most popular Italian rockers of their times. The band recorded for many labels, including CBS, Vedette, CGD (Compagnia Generale del Disco), and Warner Music Italy, selling over 100 million records in the process. Pooh continued to tour and record continually up into the 2010s, but in late 2016 they decided to call it quits by the end of the year, in order to complete their 50-year anniversary as a band.

Richard Marx - Repeat Offender (1989)

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Richard Marx - Repeat Offender (1989)

Richard Marx - Repeat Offender (1989)
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Soft Rock, Pop Rock | EMI USA #CDP-7-90380-2

Repeat Offender is the second studio album by singer/songwriter Richard Marx. Released in mid-1989, it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The album went on to sell over five million copies in the US alone (several times that worldwide) due to five major singles on the Billboard charts, including two No. 1 hits: "Satisfied" and the Platinum-certified "Right Here Waiting".

Jonathan Butler - Put My Love Away (1987)

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Jonathan Butler - Put My Love Away (1987)

Jonathan Butler - Put My Love Away (1987)
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R&B, Soul, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Gospel | First Choice FC 4523

South African expatriate Jonathan Butler isn't really a jazz artist, but his laid-back, slightly jazz-tinged approach to R&B/pop has earned the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer a lot of supporters in the urban contemporary, adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz/NAC markets. Butler has enjoyed a following since the late '70s, although he reached his commercial peak in the late '80s, and he continues to tour and record in the 21st century. Born in Cape Town, South Africa in October 1961, Butler was only a child when he started singing and playing acoustic guitar. Butler, who was the youngest of about 12 children, absorbed a variety of music when he was a kid. He was an admirer of South African stars like singer Miriam Makeba, but he was also hip to the American soul and jazz artists who lived thousands of miles away in the United States. Stevie Wonder became a major influence, and so did former-hard bop-guitarist-turned-R&B/pop-singer George Benson.

Jaime Rosas Trio - Extremos (2004)

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Jaime Rosas Trio - Extremos (2004)

Jaime Rosas Trio - Extremos (2004)
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Progressive Rock | Musea #FGBG 4559.AR / Mylodon Records #MyloCD018

Jaime ROSAS TRIO is a current chilean band, composed by three musicians of the Progressive rock band ENTRANCE. Mostly instrumental, the music displayed in "Extremos" (2004) is made of short, dense and explosives pieces. One can also hear a final epic track, lasting about a quarter of an hour ! This is the occasion to reveal the impressive talents of a real keyboards virtuoso, helped by excellent musicians. Even if that music is taylor-made for the EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER and GERARD fan, there is so much than instrumental pyrotechnics here ! The power-trio also likes neo-classic piano parts and symphonic majestic moments, with a real adventurous spirit. Here is a masterpiece both diverse and eclectic, always well-played and produced. Brilliant stuff !

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {1990, Reissue}

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Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {1990, Reissue}

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {1990, Reissue}
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Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock, Hard Rock | ATCO Records #7567-90392-2

With its endless, droning minor-key riff and mumbled vocals, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is arguably the most notorious song of the acid rock era. According to legend, the group was so stoned when they recorded the track that they could neither pronounce the title "In the Garden of Eden" or end the track, so it rambles on for a full 17 minutes, which to some listeners sounds like eternity. But that's the essence of its appeal – it's the epitome of heavy psychedelic excess, encapsulating the most indulgent tendencies of the era. Iron Butterfly never matched the warped excesses of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," either on their debut album of the same name or the rest of their catalog…

Leaf Hound - Unleashed (2007)

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Leaf Hound - Unleashed (2007)

Leaf Hound - Unleashed (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 340 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
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Hard Rock, Acid Rock | R.A.R.E. Records / Repertoire Records #RAR 1020

The release of 'Unleashed' on r.a.r.e. complements the band's original classic 'Growers of Mushroom', a legendary 1970s album, reissued on Repertoire in 2005. This newly recorded set of high-octane performances features powerhouse vocalist Peter French - after spells with Cactus and Atomic Rooster - now back with a new line-up featuring fleet fingered guitarist Luke Rayner, Ed Pearson (bass) and Jimmy Rowland (drums). Dynamic tracks such as 'One hundred and five degrees', 'Barricades' and 'Too many rock'n'roll times' epitomise the band's allegiance to the legacy of Cream, Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Outstanding cut 'Breakthrough' is a new version of a song originally sung by Peter French with Atomic Rooster in the 1970s.

The Lou Gramm Band - The Lou Gramm Band (2009)

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The Lou Gramm Band - The Lou Gramm Band (2009)

The Lou Gramm Band - The Lou Gramm Band (2009)
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Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Christian Rock | Frontiers Records/ Irond Ltd. #Irond CD 09-DD755

On paper, it's unlikely that one of rock's greatest singers ever, who fronted one of the biggest mainstream bands of the 1970s and 1980s, would take a detour into the world of Christian rock. But that's just what Lou Gramm did in 2009 with his new group and its self-titled album, The Lou Gramm Band. It's his first "solo" effort since 1989's Long Hard Look. The album rocks convincingly, and the lyrics vividly reflect his born-again Christian faith. It's a miracle that the ex-Foreigner vocalist lived to reach this point. After surviving surgery to remove a benign brain tumor in 1997, he struggled to regain his health and his voice. He left Foreigner for the second time in 2002 and eased back into performing with his own band…