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Pete Townshend - The Genuine Scoop (2003)

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Pete Townshend - The Genuine Scoop (2003)

Pete Townshend - The Genuine Scoop (2003)
FLAC (tracks, scans) - 2.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.01 GB
6:34:21 | Classic Rock, Mod, Pop Rock | Label: HIWATT

The apparent idea behind this five-CD, 101-song bootleg was a sound one: to gather all of Pete Townshend's best solo demos from the Who's prime era (mid-'60s to late-'70s) in one place. As Who/Townshend fans know, his demos were usually very interesting, and while not as good as the full-on band versions done by the Who, they often boasted a personal, primitive, tenderness not present in the final product. But while there's much fine, and some great, music on here (and certainly there are a lot of great songs), this really isn't the major event it might have been. First, and most importantly, a lot of this stuff actually came out on the very-above-board Scoop and Another Scoop compilations, often with better sound.

Klaus Doldinger - Shakin' The Blues [Recorded 1963-1967] (2008) (Re-up)

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Klaus Doldinger - Shakin' The Blues [Recorded 1963-1967] (2008) (Re-up)

Klaus Doldinger - Shakin' The Blues [Recorded 1963-1967] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 433 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06025 1766254)

Klaus Doldinger, best-known for leading the excellent fusion group Passport in the 1970s and '80s, has had a diverse and episodic career. He started out studying piano in 1947 and clarinet five years later, playing in Dixieland bands in the 1950s. By 1961, he had become a modern tenor saxophonist, working with such top visiting and expatriate Americans as Don Ellis, Johnny Griffin, Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Donald Byrd, and Kenny Clarke, recording as a leader for Philips, World Pacific, and Liberty. However, in 1970, he initiated a long series of fusion-oriented sessions for Atlantic that featured his tenor, soprano, flute, and occasional keyboards with an electric rhythm section…

The Ventures - Best Selection Box (2005) [5CD Box Set, Japan, MYCV-30357]

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The Ventures - Best Selection Box (2005) [5CD Box Set, Japan, MYCV-30357]

The Ventures - Best Selection Box (2005) [5CD Box Set, Japan, MYCV-30357]
Surf / Instrumental Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | Art(png) -> 516 Mb
M&I Company | MYCV-30357 | ~ 2185 + 688 Mb

5CD box set anthology of the legendary instrumental rock band including their greatest hits, covers from Japanese pop bands like Southern Allstars and The Spiders, film music and live recordings from their Japanese tour!

VA - Washington Square Memoirs - The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970 (2001)

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VA - Washington Square Memoirs - The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970 (2001)

VA - Washington Square Memoirs - The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 533 MB
3:50:14 | Folk, Blues, Pop Rock | Label: Rhino

It was distinctly ironic: at the very zenith of America's postwar space-age love affair with TV, 3-D, and rock & roll (and other disposable cultural ephemera), a grassroots movement set out to recapture the country's lost musical heritage. These curious minds not only found it in a wealth of seemingly forgotten protest songs, spiritual blues, and country laments, but also forged new songs in its image. That this crusade sprang from lower Manhattan's Washington Square and the doorstep of New York University made the paradox all the sweeter. Ted Myers, the producer of this triple-disc anthology, grew up just blocks from the epicenter of that folk-quake, and his generous sense of place and time permeates this rich collection. Generally misunderstood and historically pigeonholed, the era finally gets its due, chronicled here by 72 tracks that extend far beyond the roots-conscious work of Woody Guthrie, the Weavers, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Pete Seeger on one hand, and the more popular material by the Kingston Trio, Limeliters, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan on the other. Culturally, the Folk movement was the alt-rock of its day–if eminently more conscious of history and politically committed. Musically, it encompassed an ethos that enthusiastically blurred the boundaries between blues, Appalachian ballads, jug music, pure country, honky-tonk, work songs, and even unbridled novelty; this set explores them all, often with a palpable sense of discovery. Historically, the movement championed preservation at the same time it gleefully tweaked old sensibilities in pursuit of new inspiration. Listen and you'll hear music that became touchstones for artists as diverse as the Byrds, Roberta Flack, Rod Stewart, and–wittingly or not–every passionate coffeehouse minstrel who's strode on stage with a guitar ever since. –Jerry McCulley

Woody Herman - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [2CD Reissue 2015]

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Woody Herman - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [2CD Reissue 2015]

Woody Herman - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [2CD Reissue 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 950 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 348 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Bop, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC 1166)

First up, the return of the Herd for “The Herd Rides Again In Stereo” ten or so years after the First Herd roared across America between the years 1945-1948. Original members like Chuck Jackson are joined by the likes of Bob Brookmeyer who had played with the Herd for 7 weeks way back in 1952 and other fine musicians like Billy Bauar, Nat Pierce, Al Cohn and Don Lamond. A year later and another reunion of sorts as “The Fourth Herd” stampede into town! This time, however, we have a band playing within a band!? That is, an octet featuring Woody Herman, Zoot Sims, Nat Adderley, Eddie Costa and the big band rhythm section all basking in the “inspiring warmth” of the big orchestra”…

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]

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Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 783 | ~ 242 or 130 Mb | Scans
Jazz, Post Bop

This album is unique in Mingus' enormous catalog. As the title indicates, the famous bassist takes to the ivories solo to give life to his dazzling improvisational art. At first it seems odd to hear Mingus without one of his trademark interactive and exploratory ensembles. But the sensibility that he brings to this collection of piano pieces bears all the signs of the composer's genius…

Bettye Swann - The Very Best Of Betty Swann (Money - Capitol - Fame - Atlantic Recordings 1964-1975) (2015)

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Bettye Swann - The Very Best Of Betty Swann (Money - Capitol - Fame - Atlantic Recordings 1964-1975) (2015)

Bettye Swann - The Very Best Of Betty Swann (Money - Capitol - Fame - Atlantic Recordings 1964-1975) (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 454 MB
1:13:22 | Soul, R&B | Label: Kent Soul

2015 collection Bettye Swann had one big hit 'Make Me Yours', another five respectable ones and four more that made the lower reaches of the charts. But the twenty-odd singles and three LPs issued were of such high quality that although her soul styles crossed from the Motown sound, to country and on to the Philly soul era, she is spoken of with much respect and some awe by all soul fans. Recording with Arthur Wright at Money, Wayne Shuler at Capitol, Rick Hall at Fame and Atlantic and later Tony Bell, Phil Hurtt and LeBaron Taylor at Atlantic gave her recordings the best credentials and in nearly all cases, sympathetic productions for Bettye's beautiful voice. Despite the brilliance of her released sides, it could be argued that Atlantic left the best number in the can: 'Either You Love Me Or Leave Me'. Also neglected was the superb mid-tempo beauty of 'I Want Sunday Back Again'. She has largely kept her own counsel since her final 45 issued in 1976, which has added to her mystique.

The Breakaways & Friends - That's How It Goes - The Pye Anthology (2003)

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The Breakaways & Friends - That's How It Goes - The Pye Anthology (2003)

The Breakaways - That's How It Goes - The Pye Anthology (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 479 MB
1:16:20 | Pop, Beat | Label: Castle Music

The Breakaways were the premier providers of female backing vocals for mid-'60s British pop, working closely with Tony Hatch backing his stable of singers as well as with most of the big names like Burt Bacharach, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Jackie DeShannon, Joe Meek, Shel Talmy, and Andrew Loog Oldham. It might be easier to list who they didn't work with! They were the U.K. equivalent of the Blossoms or the Sweet Inspirations in the U.S. Like those bands, the Breakaways attempted to make it as artists in their own right but never made much of an impact. On this collection there are a handful of excellent singles released under the Breakaways name, but the majority of the disc features them as backup singers to artists like Jackie Trent, Petula Clark, Jimmy Justice, and Tony Jackson. The closest thing the group had to a hit was the stomping "That's How It Goes," which marries their brash unison vocals to a Wall of Sound production and a glorious hook.

The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968) Reissue 1988

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The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968) Reissue 1988

The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968) Reissue 1988
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 103 Mb
Label: Line Music | # TACD 9.00552 O | Time: 01:13:05
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk

Sweet Child, released in 1968, at the peak of Pentangle's career, is probably the most representative of their work. A sprawling two-record set, half recorded in the studio and half live at the Royal Festival Hall, showcases just how versatile Pentangle was in their unique brand of English folk, jazz, Celtic, blues, and pop styles. Some of the live covers are easily their finest performances. Furry Lewis' "Turn Your Money Green," sung by the delightful Jacqui McShee, swings sweetly, buttressed of course by John Renbourn and Bert Jansch's guitar tapestry. Charlie Mingus' "Haitian Flight Song" features a great solo by bassist Danny Thompson, who was easily one of the finest musicians to grace the instrument. The studio tracks are uniformly excellent as well, especially "The Time Has Come," which turns waltz time inside out. McShee, Renbourn, and Jansch all turn in career performances on this track. But these examples merely scratch the surface of Pentangle's peak. In all, Sweet Child is an awesome and delightful collection, and probably their finest hour.

The Chessmen - Collection 1964-1966 (Remastered) (2010)

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The Chessmen - Collection 1964-1966 (Remastered) (2010)

The Chessmen - Collection 1964-1966 (Remastered) (2010)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 190 MB
29:13 | Rock & Roll, Pop Rock | Label: Gone Fishin Music

Re-mastered from Terry Jacks master tape collection with his supervision. This collection shows a young songwriter blossoming with great tunes teamed with a group of talented musical cohorts. Hits include Love Didn't Die, For Running Wild and What's Causing This Sensation. Includes an early live version of No Blood In Bone later re-recorded by his group The Poppy Family. A must for Terry Jacks fans and lovers of 60's music!

The Pentangle - The Pentangle (1968) Remastered Reissue 2001

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The Pentangle - The Pentangle (1968) Remastered Reissue 2001

The Pentangle - The Pentangle (1968) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans ~ 121 Mb
Label: Castle/Sanctuary | # CMRCD 131 | Time: 00:53:25
Genre: British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Remastered reissue of the British folk-rock act's 1968 debut album. Divided between traditional and original material, highlights included their arrangement of 'Bruton Town' and the seven-minute instrumental laden 'Pentangling'. This CD also features 7 bonus tracks 'Koan' (alt. version), 'The Wheel' (alt. version), 'The Casbah' (alt. Version), 'Bruton Town' (edit 1/5/3), 'Hear My Call' (alt. Version), 'Way Behind The Sun' (alt version) & 'Way Behind The Sun' (Instrumental).

Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band - Tennessee Woman (1969)

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Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band - Tennessee Woman (1969)

Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band - Tennessee Woman (1969)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Vanguard | # VMD 6528-2 | Time: 00:42:06

The addition of jazz pianist Skip Rose gave a new dimension to the ensemble sound, and provided a perfect foil to Charlie's own soloing – especially on the re-take of "Cristo Redentor," extended to 11 minutes, shifting to double-time in spots. Rose's instrumental, "A Nice Day for Something," is a welcome change of pace, and Musselwhite's "Blue Feeling Today" compares favorably to fine covers of Little Walter and Fenton Robinson tunes.

The Beatles: Japanese Bootlegs [4Box Sets, 12CD]

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The Beatles: Japanese Bootlegs [4Box Sets, 12CD]

The Beatles: Japanese Bootlegs
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
12CD | PIGEON, CTA | ~ 3787 or 1644 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 738 Mb
Classic Rock / Beat / Rock & Roll / Pop Rock

~ Original Best Selection (PIGEON 3PCD101-1/3), The Beatles Story (1962 - 1967) (CTA AC-6019/6021), Another The Beatles Story (1962 - 1967) (CTA AB-01/03), Super Selection 1962-1967 (Echo Industry EBC-216/217/218) ~

Roy Orbison - The MGM Years 1965-1973 (Remastered) (2015)

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Roy Orbison - The MGM Years 1965-1973 (Remastered) (2015)

Roy Orbison - The MGM Years 1965-1973 (Remastered) (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.04 GB
7:35:48 | Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Country Rock, Pop Rock, Stage & Screen | Label: UMe

Roy Orbison left Monument for MGM Records in 1965, not long after "Oh, Pretty Woman" gave him his second number one single in 1964. He did not see those heights again during his stint at MGM, but it wasn't for lack of trying. During those eight years, he released 12 full-length albums – another, One of the Lonely Ones, was rejected in 1969 and wasn't unearthed until 2015 – and a clutch of non-LP singles, all rounded up and released in this 13-disc box set, The MGM Years 1965-1973 (One of the Lonely Ones is not part of the box). Demon put this material out as a series of two-fers in the mid-2000s, but The MGM Years trumps those CDs by offering each album as a mini-LP in a cardboard sleeve, while adding a disc of B-Sides & Singles, plus a nice thick booklet filled with memorabilia and justifications for a rocky patch in Orbison's career. After a few modest hits – "Ride Away" and "Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart" made the Top 40 in 1965, "Twinkle Toes" just barely cracked that bar in 1966 – Orbison dropped off the charts completely but continued to cut records designed with a crossover in mind.

The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969) {1990, Reissue}

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The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969) {1990, Reissue}

The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock, Soft Rock, Fusion | Repertoire Records #RR 4077-WZ

Following on from the hard-hitting blues of their debut album, Plays On caught the Climax Chicago Blues Band in somewhat transitional waters, testing any number of different musical styles, but never really setting on any. Certainly the funk thump that characterized their better later work was still an idea waiting to be explored, as the group instead fluttered between the scurrying jazz of the opening "Flight," the psychedelic tinge of "Hey Baby, Everything's Gonna Be Alright Yeh Yeh Yeh," the semi-Santana fusion of "Cubano Chant," and the heavy blues of "So Many Roads," all interrupted by "Mum's the Word," a dynamic Moog sequence that builds out of the theme from 2001, and then freefalls into total space rock. Even amid all the other moods that litter the album, it's an unexpected find and a glorious treasure.