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Louis Armstrong – The Complete Satchmo Plays King Oliver (2018)

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Louis Armstrong – The Complete Satchmo Plays King Oliver (2018)

Louis Armstrong – The Complete Satchmo Plays King Oliver (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 741 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 327 MB
2:21:27 | Jazz | Label: Essential Jazz Classics

In September-October 1959, the great Louis Armstrong recorded an album paying homage to his mentor and first employer, the legendary cornetist Joe “King” Oliver (1885-1938). This gave Louis and his All Stars the opportunity to explore some tunes the trumpeter had never recorded before, and some others he had not played in decades. The LP,"Satchmo Plays King Olive"r (Audio- Fidelity AFSD-5930), was wonderfully recorded in stereo (which was a new technology at the time), providing us an amazing perspective of Armstrong’s pure sound.

Steely Dan - Albums Collection 1972-1980 (7CD) Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2008

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Steely Dan - Albums Collection 1972-1980 (7CD) Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2008

Steely Dan - Albums Collection 1972-1980 (7CD) [Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2008]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.77 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 711 Mb | Scans included | 04:31:05
Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Jazz Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | Label: Geffen/Universal | UICY 93515-93521

Collection includes: Can't Buy A Thrill (1972); Countdown To Ecstasy (1973); Pretzel Logic (1974); Katy Lied (1975); The Royal Scam (1976); Aja (1977); Gaucho (1980).

Dwight Yoakam - Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years (2002)

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Dwight Yoakam - Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years (2002)

Dwight Yoakam - Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.04 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 712 MB
5:02:24 | Country, Honky Tonk, Folk | Label: Rhino / Reprise

From his '86 multiplatinum debut Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. through '01s South Of Heaven, West Of Hell, this expansive 4-CD boxed set culls material from Yoakam's entire Warner Bros. career. Presents 87 tracks circa 1981-2002, encompassing singles, album, cuts, previously unissued material, rarities, and soundtrack selections. Contains 3 brand new recordings (exclusively available to this set): "Sittin' Pretty," "Louisville," and "Mercury Blues." Includes a full disc comprised of nothing but previously unreleased material, including rare early demos from 1981, and live gems from various venues spanning nearly a decade, including renditions of "Truckin'," and "Mystery Train."

The Mavericks - Gold (Remastered) (2006)

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The Mavericks - Gold (Remastered) (2006)

The Mavericks - Gold (Remastered) (2006)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 354 MB
2:33:57 | Country | Label: MCA Nashville

The most comprehensive collection yet from this cutting edge country/pop group. Includes all of their most popular tracks - 'What a Cryin' Shame,' 'All You Do Is Bring Me Down,' 'There Goes My Heart' and more! Also includes six rarities making their U.S. debuts - the Lennon/McCartney tune 'A World Without Love' and Merle Haggard's 'The Bottle Let Me Down.' Also features 'Blue Moon' from the Apollo 13 soundtrack and 'Hot Burrito #1' from the Gram Parsons tribute album.

VA - The World Needs Changing - Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (2013)

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VA - The World Needs Changing - Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (2013)

VA - The World Needs Changing - Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 378 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 MB
1:02:13 | Soul, Funk, Jazz | Label: BGP Records

2013 collection. The late 60s were a time of incredible change in black American Music. The World Needs Changing reflects the growing confidence of black music in a decade of change. Soul, jazz and funk was a mirror onto the black urban world, and represented a growing confidence and sophistication. Records like Lonnie Liston Smith's 'Expansions' (presented here in it's rare 7 inch version) or Leon Thomas' 'Just in Time to See the Sun' show Jazz musicians reaching for the discos without losing their spiritual self. Gil Scott Heron, Esther Marrow, Darrow Fletcher and our super rare title track show the political struggle continued to bubble away. The majority of the music made at the time was still aimed firmly at the feet, and there are rare collectors items by the Original Soul Patrol, Ceaser 830, club classics by the Willard Posey Reunion and Little Eva Harris whose medley of 'Get Ready/ Uptight' has been massive in London for a couple of years now. BGP.

VA - Psychedelic Soul (Produced By Norman Whitfield) (2021)

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VA - Psychedelic Soul (Produced By Norman Whitfield) (2021)

VA - Psychedelic Soul (Produced By Norman Whitfield) (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 469 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 191 MB
1:17:21 | Soul, Psychedelic | Label: Kent Soul

Here is the first-ever compilation dedicated to the distinctive and influential productions of Norman Whitfield. You’ll find all-time classics such as Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, the Temptations’ ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’ and Rose Royce’s ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’, alongside lesser-known soul gems from the 70s. Compiled by Bob Stanley, who also put together the acclaimed, big-selling Thom Bell “Ready Or Not” set, it’s the perfect introduction to Whitfield’s work. Atmospheric, cinematic things like Rare Earth’s ‘Come With Me’ sit alongside floor-fillers such as David Ruffin’s wild ‘Me And Rock & Roll (Are Here To Stay)’.

Angela Hewitt - Robert Schumann: Humoreske Op.20 ; Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor Op.11 (2007)

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Angela Hewitt - Robert Schumann: Humoreske Op.20 ; Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor Op.11 (2007)

Angela Hewitt - Schumann: Humoreske Op.20 ; Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor Op.11 (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 180 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67618 | Time: 01:05:53

One of the pleasant surprises of the first decade of the twenty first century was the way pianist Angela Hewitt developed from one of the most celebrated of Bach specialists into an all-around first-class performer in a much wider range of repertoire. Take her 2007 disc with Schumann's Humoreske with his Piano Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor. While one might have expected clarity and drive from Hewitt, who had long mastered those qualities in Bach, the evident passion and fantasy reveal new aspects of her playing, especially in her F sharp minor Sonata, which sounds like an ardent musical bildungsroman. Her Humoreske, similarly, has the poetic imagination and the lyrical fervor characteristic of great German romantic poetry. As on her Bach recordings, Hewitt's tone is pearly, her technique formidable, and her interpretations combine thoughtfulness with spontaneity. Recorded by Hyperion with winning warmth and an uncanny sense of immediacy, this disc will delight Hewitt's fans and enlarge Schumann's discography by one excellent disc.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy & Jules Massenet (2010)

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy & Jules Massenet (2010)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy & Jules Massenet (2010)
with BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5084 | Time: 01:17:00

This stunning and generous collection belongs right at the top of the heap in its respective repertoire. The Debussy is still a comparative rarity in concert if not on disc, a remarkable fact given that it's wholly gorgeous from first note to last. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's excellence as a Debussy pianist already has been acknowledged by just about everyone who has heard him, and needs no further advertisement here. The performance is outstanding, sensitive to every nuance, but also very French in its clear-eyed sensibility and understanding that focused rhythm and supple tempos prevent the music from turning excessively sentimental or blandly pretty. And in Tortelier, Bavouzet has a conductor who seconds him every step of the way. A similar sensibility informs these swift, razor-sharp, and utterly thrilling accounts of the two Ravel concertos. That for the left hand seldom has sounded so exciting, or in its jazzy central march section, so sinister. Listen to the bite that both soloist and orchestra bring to that descending scale theme, and notice the way Bavouzet shapes his cadenza so as to preserve the illusion of multiple parts played by multiple hands–all without slowing down at the tough passages. It's really an amazing performance by any standard. Even the dark opening, often merely murky on other recordings, has shape and urgency, the buildup to the initial entry of the piano creating incredible tension.

Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier & Brian Blade - The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow (2024)

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Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier & Brian Blade - The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow (2024)

Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier & Brian Blade - The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 518 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 208 Mb | 01:30:43
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Blue Note Records

Charles Lloyd's 2024 musical offering, The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow, is a majestic double album of new studio recordings from the legendary saxophonist which will be released on March 15, 2024, Lloyd's 86th birthday. One of the most significant musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, Lloyd remains at the peak of his powers in the company of a newly assembled quartet of four distinctive voices with the NEA Jazz Master joined by pianist Jason Moran, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Brian Blade.

The Harlem Gospel Travelers - He's On Time (2019)

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The Harlem Gospel Travelers - He's On Time (2019)

The Harlem Gospel Travelers - He's On Time (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 192 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 81 Mb | 00:34:59
R'n'B, Soul, Gospel | Label: Colemine Records

The Harlem Gospel Travelers are not from Harlem. They came to Harlem, however, from far-flung corners of the five boroughs of New York City, and it was in Harlem, that legendary center of African-American culture, that they found their voices. As members of the music education program Gospel For Teens, these young men spent many hours on the subway or the bus to ultimately end up at an unassuming brownstone on W. 126th Street. They walked through the red door at the parlor level, the one with the cross on it, and inside they found a world of music. Gospel music.

David Cross Band - Ice Blue, Silver Sky (2023)

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David Cross Band - Ice Blue, Silver Sky (2023)

David Cross Band - Ice Blue, Silver Sky (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 422 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:23
Art Rock | Label: Cherry Red Records

The album "Ice Blue, Silver Sky" is the debut release by the Cross, David Band. It was released by Cherry Red Records. With a blend of melodic rock and progressive elements, "Ice Blue, Silver Sky" showcases the musical talents of David Cross and his band. The album features a collection of captivating tracks that take listeners on a journey through intricate compositions and thought-provoking lyrics.

Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin - Ali (2022)

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Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin - Ali (2022)

Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin - Ali (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 260 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Covers included | 00:37:02
World, Funk, Desert Blues | Label: Dead Oceans

Ali Farka Touré trekked the world, bringing his beloved Malian music to the masses. Dubbed “the African John Lee Hooker,” one could hear strong connections between the two; both employed a bluesy style of play with gritty textures that elicit calm and fury in equal measure. While the influence of Black blues music prevailed, Touré created a West African blend of 'desert blues' that garnered Grammy awards and widespread reverence.

VA - All Turned On! Motown Instrumentals 1960-1972 (2022)

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VA - All Turned On! Motown Instrumentals 1960-1972 (2022)

VA - All Turned On! Motown Instrumentals 1960-1972 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 313 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 221 MB
1:10:47 | Soul, Instrumental | Label: Ace

A stellar cast of musicians take the spotlight on this collection of soul, jazz, funk and other groovy Motown instrumentals which features six cuts otherwise available only as digital downloads and five masters previously unissued in any format.
Compiled by the guys behind our popular “Motown Girls” and “Motown Guys” series, the CD opens with three certified crowd-pleasers: the San Remo Golden Strings’ ‘Festival Time’, a Northern Soul favourite that reached the UK charts in 1971, five years after its original release in the USA; a version of the Supremes’ ‘Come See About Me’ by Choker Campbell’s Big Band; and ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)’ by Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers, an outfit known behind the scenes as the Funk Brothers.

Véronique Gens, Ensemble Les Surprises & Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - Lully, Charpentier & Desmarets: Passion (2021)

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Véronique Gens, Ensemble Les Surprises & Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - Lully, Charpentier & Desmarets: Passion (2021)

Véronique Gens, Ensemble Les Surprises & Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - Lully, Charpentier & Desmarets: Passion (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 285 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:10
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics

This programme marks the eagerly awaited return of Véronique Gens to Baroque music and Lully, in which she made a name for herself at the start of her career. It presents airs from Atys, Persée, Alceste, Proserpine, Le Triomphe de l’Amour and other works by Louis XIV’s famous composer, but also several by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Médée), Henry Desmarets and Pascal Collasse. Whether well known, rare or in some cases even unpublished, all of them present roles for powerful women whose love is unrequited: dark passions, bitter laments, jealousy, vengeance, the type of dramatic characters that Véronique Gens embodies with all the charisma that has made her reputation. This recording is also the result of an encounter with the youthful ensemble Les Surprises, founded and directed by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas. Together they conceived this programme, which mingles airs, dances and choruses, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

Reinald Werrenrath - Concert baritone of distinction. Selected Recordings, 1912-1920 (2024)

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Reinald Werrenrath - Concert baritone of distinction. Selected Recordings, 1912-1920 (2024)

Reinald Werrenrath - Concert baritone of distinction. Selected Recordings, 1912-1920 (2024)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 193 Mb | Scans included | 01:19:13
Classical, Vocal | Label: Marston Records

Reinald Werrenrath (August 7, 1883 – September 12, 1953) was an American baritone opera singer, who also recorded popular songs and appeared regularly on radio in the early decades of the twentieth century. Werrenrath commonly used the pseudonym Edward Hamilton.