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Victoria Williams - Swing The Statue! (1990)

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Victoria Williams - Swing The Statue! (1990)

Victoria Williams - Swing The Statue! (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Label: Rough Trade | # Rough US 50 CD | Time: 00:45:30
Alternative Folk, Alternative Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

On the follow-up to her landmark debut, Happy Come Home (1987), Victoria Williams' skills as a multi-faceted songwriter become increasingly stronger and more distinct. The lack of aural opulence – such as Van Dyke Parks' string arrangements – reveal a less-forced approach, resulting in a giant leap forward in terms of the development of Williams' own voice. Likewise, her rich Louisiana bayou roots increasingly influence her music and act as a strong motif throughout not only Swing the Statue, but her future releases as well – most notably her contributions to the Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers. Perhaps drawing upon her own experiences, Swing the Statue has an air of melancholia wafting throughout much of the album. Both "Boogieman" and "I Can't Cry Hard Enough" – while divergent in terms of musical style – speak directly to the feelings of loss and abandonment. These aptly juxtapose against the innocence and youthful awe of "Look at That Moon" and "Wobbling" as well as the spiritual guidance found in "Lift Him Up" and "Weeds." Unlike Happy Come Home, Swing the Statue is exceedingly more reserved and somewhat stark – with an emphasis on acoustic instrumentation. These aptly inhabit Williams' remarkably jazzy arrangements.

Lucinda Williams - Southern Soul: From Memphis To Muscle Shoals & More (2021) {Lu's Jukebox In Studio Concert Series, Vol. 2}

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Lucinda Williams - Southern Soul: From Memphis To Muscle Shoals & More (2021) {Lu's Jukebox In Studio Concert Series, Vol. 2}

Lucinda Williams - Southern Soul: From Memphis To Muscle Shoals & More (2021) {Lu's Jukebox In Studio Concert Series, Vol. 2}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Folk / Alternative Country Rock / Heartland Rock / Americana
Highway 20 Records #H2008

The second in a series of albums drawn from livestream concerts Lucinda Williams presented to benefit independent music venues hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lu's Jukebox, Vol. 2: Southern Soul – From Memphis to Muscle Shoals is the sort of album so well-suited to her gifts that one wonders why she didn't do this sooner. As a performer, Williams has never shied away from showing off the influence of vintage blues and R&B, and for this LP, she covers nine classic soul tunes from the 1960s and early '70s, with two ringers added for seasoning: a lean and swampy take on Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe" and a slow, sensuous reimagining of her own "Still I Long for Your Kiss."

Kaki King - ...Until We Felt Red (2006) [Re-Up]

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Kaki King - ...Until We Felt Red (2006) [Re-Up]

Kaki King - …Until We Felt Red (2006)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb
Label: Velour | # VEL-0604 | Time: 00:52:35 | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Acoustic Rock, Alternative Folk, Fusion

Kaki King has never been one for convention. Her third album (following 2003's "Everybody Loves You" on Velour and 2004's "Legs To Make Us Longer" on Epic) is certainly no exception. Over the last few years, she's enjoyed well-earned status as the zeit-girl of instrumental acoustic guitar. Here she bests herself and defies expectation again, ditching her acoustic for an electric, lap steel, and perhaps the most unexpected instrument of all: her own voice; disarmingly winsome and sweet for a woman with so much attitude. The haunting melodies are sadder, the lush orchestrations are fuller, and the sharp edges can cut.

Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (2016) [Re-Up]

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Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (2016) [Re-Up]

Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans included | 00:33:10
Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Folk, Pop/Rock | Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl | # COOKCD646

Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers is the ninth studio album by the American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega. The album is based on a play "Carson McCullers Talks About Love" about the life of the writer Carson McCullers, written and performed by Vega, which premiered in 2011. Suzanne Vega wrote 8 songs in collaboration with Duncan Sheik and 2 with Michael Jefry Stevens.

Bellowhead - Albums Collection 2006-2012 (5CD) [Re-Up + Upgrade]

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Bellowhead - Albums Collection 2006-2012 (5CD) [Re-Up + Upgrade]

Bellowhead - Albums Collection 2006-2012 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 705 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Folk-Rock, Alternative Folk (punk, jazz, cabaret) | Time: 04:35:03

Large contemporary group who augment their musical roots in British folk with a large variety of classic instruments. Collection includes: Burlesque (2006); Matachin (2008); Umbrellowhead (2009); Hedonism (2010); Broadside (2012).

Tracy Chapman - Collection (2001) [Re-Up]

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Tracy Chapman - Collection (2001) [Re-Up]

Tracy Chapman - Collection (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 454 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb
Label: Elektra | # 7559-62700-2 | Scans included | 01:12:54
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Alternative Folk, Folk Rock

Collection is a greatest hits album by Tracy Chapman, it features tracks from her first five studio albums. The tracks include her two U.S. Top Tens, "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason". Other charted singles on this album include "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Crossroads", "Telling Stories", and "Baby Can I Hold You".

Suzanne Vega - 99.9 F° (1992) [Re-Up]

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Suzanne Vega - 99.9 F° (1992) [Re-Up]

Suzanne Vega - 99.9 F° (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Alternative Folk | Label: A&M | # 540 012-2 | Time: 00:39:45

While 99.9 F° is not the techno album that Suzanne Vega was rumored to be making, it does offer a significant departure from her previous contemporary folk albums. Vega uses more synthesizers and drum machines, often evoking a bizarre carnivalesque atmosphere on the album. Still, 99.9 F° is a folk album at heart; every song is steeped in traditional song form, and Vega's writing is strong. Fans of Vega's previous work might be taken aback, but those willing to listen to the album will find that she has produced one of her strongest yet.

Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire (1996) [Re-Up]

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Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire (1996) [Re-Up]

Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Alternative Folk | Label: A&M | # 540 583 2 | Time: 00:38:51

Nine Objects of Desire is Suzanne Vega's fifth studio album, released September 10, 1996. It peaked at number 92 in the Billboard 200.

Eastbound Jesus – Full Moon Over Salem (2020)

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Eastbound Jesus – Full Moon Over Salem (2020)

Eastbound Jesus – Full Moon Over Salem (2020)
Alternative Folk | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 50:54 | 299 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Eastbound Jesus (194660555779) | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2020

Eastbound Jesus don’t fit well under any one genre, and choose to call what they do “Northern rock”. They shred on the banjo, they have sweet sounding vocal harmonies, they play ballads, they play fast paced rocking tunes, and it all comes from a real, genuine place that makes for a sound all their own. These six guys from upstate Greenwich NY have recently put out an incredibly well-crafted album entitled Full Moon Over Salem and have been packing venues with an infectious energy that gets people dancing, hollering, smiling and finding a new appreciation for a sound that is both traditional and refreshing.