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Ry Cooder - I, Flathead: The Songs of Kash Buk and the Klowns (2008) [Re-Up]

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Ry Cooder - I, Flathead: The Songs of Kash Buk and the Klowns (2008) [Re-Up]

Ry Cooder - I, Flathead: The Songs of Kash Buk and the Klowns (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 511762-2 | Time: 00:53:06 | Scans ~ 96 Mb
Americana, Roots Rock, Country-Rock, Tex-Mex, Mariachi

Ry Cooder's I, Flathead is the culmination of his ambitious and fascinating "California Trilogy," the last of three albums in which the singer and guitarist journeys through the real and imagined history of mid-20th century, multi-ethnic California, sampling the sounds of its barrios and byways, its nightclubs and honkytonks. The CD functions beautifully on its own, but also serves as a sort of soundtrack to the book equivalent. Abetting Cooder in his story telling is a veritable repertory of players who've appeared in the previous discs in the trilogy, among them drummer Joachim Cooder, Jim Keltner, Flaco Jimenez, Jon Hassell, Juliette Commagere and Gil Bernal.

Julieta Venegas - MTV Unplugged (2008) [Re-Up]

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Julieta Venegas - MTV Unplugged (2008) [Re-Up]

Julieta Venegas - MTV Unplugged (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb
Label: Sony BMG | # 88697308212 | Time: 00:57:06 | Scans included
Latin Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Mariachi

At the height of her decade-long rise to fame, Julieta Venegas released her first live album, MTV Unplugged, a star-studded and meticulously arranged performance recorded before 450 adoring fans in Mexico City. She performs her greatest hits, of course, but she also adds to her set list relatively obscure songs – most delightfully "Esta Vez," a ballad from her debut album, Aquí (1998) – and several new songs, including the international chart-topping lead single, "El Presente." As with many MTV Unplugged albums, guest stars are featured throughout; most noteworthy among them here are Spanish rapper Mala Rodríguez, who performs in the place of Chilean rapper Anita Tijoux on "Eres Para Mí," and Brazilian superstar Marisa Monte, who duets in Portuguese on "Ilusión" (a new song written by Venegas, Monte, and Arnaldo Antunes). Guest star or not, the performances are each interesting in their arrangements, which are generally quite different from their studio original counterparts.