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Kenny Wheeler – What Now? (2005) {CAM Jazz}

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Kenny Wheeler – What Now? (2005) {CAM Jazz}

Kenny Wheeler – What Now? (2005) {CAM Jazz}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 430MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 148MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Kenny Wheeler has a stunning lyric imagination, apparent in the burnished luster of his flugelhorn and the subtle structures of his compositions. It’s present too in the way he picks his musical partners and constructs situations that bring out the very best in them. The quartet here includes two longstanding partners in bassist Dave Holland, a collaborator for nearly four decades, and pianist John Taylor, a regular associate in the group Azimuth. Tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, a regular in Holland’s quintet, completes the band; with lines of empathy connecting all four musicians. The absence of a drummer highlights each musician’s unique sound. Wheeler’s lines seem to dance on Taylor’s limpidly fluid piano like sunlight on water, while Potter blends a muscular assertiveness with Wheeler’s reflective tunes.

Bill Withers - The Essential Bill Withers [2CD Set] (2013)

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Bill Withers - The Essential Bill Withers [2CD Set] (2013)

Bill Withers - The Essential Bill Withers [2CD Set] (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 755 MB | Scans
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk | Label: Legacy / Columbia Records | Catalog Number: 88883771572

More generous than the 20-track The Very Best Of, Essential Bill Withers is a 34-track anthology that features all of Withers' notable singles, along with other highlights from the singer's albums for the Sussex and Columbia labels, from 1971's Just as I Am through 1985's Watching You Watching Me. This is a fine and extensive introduction to Withers' catalog, featuring "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean on Me," "Use Me," "Lovely Day," and "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh." He also recorded scads of excellent deep album cuts that could not fit. In 2013, the lovingly packaged The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums Collection – released the previous year – retailed for roughly three times the price of this set. Anyone with a serious interest in Withers' work should seriously consider that option, though it doesn't contain "Just the Two of Us," the big hit from Grover Washington, Jr.'s Winelight album.

Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love (1983) [Re-Up]

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Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love (1983) [Re-Up]

Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love (1983)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Label: Elektra/Asylum | # 9 60268-2 | Time: 00:35:19
Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Soft Rock

Lawyers in Love is the seventh album by American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1983. It reached number 8 on the Billboard Pop album chart and number 30 on the Billboard 200.

The Jeff Healey Band - See The Light (1988) Remastered Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

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The Jeff Healey Band - See The Light (1988) Remastered Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

The Jeff Healey Band - See The Light (1988) Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb
Label: Blue Label | # SPV 305742 CD | Time: 00:49:49 | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Guitar Virtuoso

Jeff Healey's debut album See the Light may be similar to Stevie Ray Vaughan's high-octane blues-rock, but in blues and blues-rock, it's often the little things that count, such as guitar styles, and there's no denying that Healey has a distinctive style. Healey plays his Stratocaster flat on his lap, allowing him to perform unusual long stretches that give his otherwise fairly predictable music real heart and unpredictability. Throughout the album, his guitar work keeps things interesting, even on slow ballads like "Angel Eyes" (one of two John Hiatt songs, by the way, along with the ripping "Confidence Man"). That's what keeps See the Light interesting, and it's what makes it an intriguing, promising debut. Unfortunately, Healey has never quite fulfilled that promise, but it's still exciting to hear the first flowerings of his talent.

Joe Farrell - Original Album Classics (2015) [5CDs] {CTI/Sony}

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Joe Farrell - Original Album Classics (2015) [5CDs] {CTI/Sony}

Joe Farrell - Original Album Classics (2015) [5CDs] {CTI/Sony}
EAC 1.2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.06GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 403MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk

Five Original albums recorded by the Saxophonist and Fluatist Joe Farrell for the CTi label between 1970 and 1975. Joe Farrell Quartet from ’70 is an overlooked classic of its time. OutBack from ’72 is quite esoteric modal Jazz. Upon This Rock from 74 includes the frantic ‘I Won’t Be Back’ and much sampled funky title track. Penny Arcade from ’74 and Canned Funk from ’75 are more Jazz-Funk.

Van Der Graaf Generator - H To He Who Am The Only One (1970) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40135]

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Van Der Graaf Generator - H To He Who Am The Only One (1970) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40135]

Van Der Graaf Generator - H To He Who Am The Only One (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-40135 | ~ 394 or 169 Mb | Scans(png) -> 211 Mb
Progressive Rock

The foreboding crawl of the Hammond organ is what made Van Der Graaf Generator one of the darkest and most engrossing of all the early progressive bands. On H to He Who Am the Only One, the brooding tones of synthesizer and oscillator along with Peter Hammil's distinct and overly ominous voice make it one of this British band's best efforts…

Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Symphonies No. 38 "Prague" & No. 39 (1986)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Symphonies No. 38 "Prague" & No. 39 (1986)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Symphonies No. 38 "Prague" & No. 39 (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 255 Mb | Total time: 59:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CDC 7 47334 2 | Recorded: 1985

These distinguished, if not perfect, recordings made in 1984. They should be amongst everyone’s preferred renditions. They are brisk but not tense, dramatic and even playful when need be. Occasionally, but only at rare moments, such as the beginning of the “Prague” Symphony, I would like something a little fiercer. Mostly Marriner is right on, as in the transition between the darkish introduction to the first movement of the Symphony No. 39 and its exuberant main theme.

Fond Of Tigers - Release The Saviours (2007)

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Fond Of Tigers - Release The Saviours (2007)

Fond Of Tigers - Release The Saviours (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 410 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 180 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Experimental, Art Rock, Free Improvisation | Drip Audio #DA00239

Fond of Tigers is a Canadian seven-piece post-rock instrumental band from Vancouver. An article in Exclaim! describes the band's sound: "with cacophonous explosions of percussion and guitar underlying wild strains of trumpet and violin, only to drop out for unexpected, ambient glimmers of a once-roaring piece." The group began in 2000 as a solo project of guitarist Stephen Lyons. After Lyons' pop group Beauventure disbanded, Lyons performed solo, and soon began playing along with tape loops and recorded sounds.

Ferenc Fricsay, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Grosse Messe C-moll (1989)

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Ferenc Fricsay, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Grosse Messe C-moll (1989)

Ferenc Fricsay, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Grosse Messe C-moll (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 63:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 429 161-2 | Recorded: 1960

This 1960 recording of the Great C Minor Mass is here released under the Deutsche Grammophon Originals umbrella, and is thoroughly deserving of the accolade. This is an account of the work which is completely uninfluenced by authentic practice–if you're already curling your lip, then please stop here–but which establishes its own terms of performance with such assurance that it's almost impossible to resist. The forces (both orchestral and choral) are large but by no means unwieldy, and directed with infectious and spirited enthusiasm by Fricsay. The effect is one of solidity and grandeur, but without any hint of pomposity: indeed, the jubilant choruses of the Gloria have an almost childlike glee about them.

Popa Chubby With Galea - Vicious Country (2008)

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Popa Chubby With Galea - Vicious Country (2008)

Popa Chubby With Galea - Vicious Country (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 419 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Full Scans ~ 133 Mb | 00:59:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Rock & Roll, Country, Rockabilly | DixieFrog Records #DFGCD 8655

Through original songs and some great covers, Popa Chubby – helped by Galea - investigates Country Music, pays tribute to Gene Vincent and re-visit the sound of the Sun label! You’ll do love this trip all over the fifties and the sixties!

The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake: The Definitive Collection (1993)

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The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake: The Definitive Collection (1993)

The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake: The Definitive Collection (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI, 0777 7080256 2 7 | ~ 367 or 145 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Merseybeat / Pop-Rock / Rock & Roll

All of their U.K. and U.S. hits are included on this compilation. Highlights are "You're No Good," "Hippy Hippy Shake," and their fine (pre-Who) cover of Johnny Kidd's "Shakin' All Over," though even for the Anglophile, about half of this CD is forgettable, especially the dreary post-1966 stuff. This anthology includes several non-LP/rare singles and unreleased songs.

Samantha Fish, Cassie Taylor & Dani Wilde - Girls With Guitars (2011)

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Samantha Fish, Cassie Taylor & Dani Wilde - Girls With Guitars (2011)

Samantha Fish, Cassie Taylor & Dani Wilde - Girls With Guitars (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Ruf | # RUF 1166 | Time: 00:44:48

On this trio album, Samantha Fish, Cassie Taylor, and Dani Wilde begin with the Rolling Stones' "Bitch" and end with the Steve Miller Band's "Jet Airliner," each taking a verse. The rest of the album is devoted to original compositions written by one or the other of the performers in a variety of blues styles, and the instrumentation also varies, though Taylor (daughter of Otis Taylor, with whom she played extensively), as the bassist, appears on almost every track. The exception is also the only solo track, Wilde's folk-blues number "Reason to Stay," on which she plays Dobro. Wilde also takes much of the lead guitar work, with Fish getting lead work on her own "Come on Home" and "Wait a Minute," as well as Taylor's "Move On." The switch-offs make for a good balance, and it's not surprising that this triumvirate has toured together in Europe. The album should help make their names better known, but that also might reduce their impetus to stay together.

Republica - Republica (1996) [Re-Up]

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Republica - Republica (1996) [Re-Up]

Republica - Republica (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Label: Deconstruction | # 74321 410522 | Time: 00:48:26
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance Rock, Electronic

Republica essentially sound like they're stuck in 1990, when house and rave were just beginning to make their presence felt in dance-pop – which, to more critical ears, will mean they sound dated for the mid-'90s, when jungle, drum'n'bass, ambient, and all other forms of techno were finally edging their way into the mainstream. And that argument would be relevant if Republica were attempting to work in that genre, but as their eponymous debut indicated, they had no interest in hardcore techno – they just wanted to dance. Working with strong, accessible Hi-NRG beats and catchy choruses, the trio has a bright, energetic sound that is quite infectious when tied with the right melodies, such as on the hit singles "Ready to Go" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous." If they had more than one sound, however, Republica would be even more entertaining, but as it stands, the record is a stretch of pleasantly numbing dance-pop punctuated by two terrific singles.

Roy Rogers - Split Decision (2009)

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Roy Rogers - Split Decision (2009)

Roy Rogers - Split Decision (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 330 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues / Slide Guitar Blues / Modern Acoustic Blues
Blind Pig Records #BPCD 5130

Blues man Roy Rogers released breakthrough recordings Slidewinder and Blues on the Range in his early days for the Blind Pig label, and returns to their stable of artists with his first studio date in seven years, his latest since 2004, and his twelfth album overall. Like any evolving artist, Rogers has taken into consideration diversifying his sound while not adopting the trendiness that has crept into more commercialized blues. It seems he's taken cues from the great Charlie Musselwhite in modernizing his music with voodoo economics, teaming up with the Delta Rhythm Kings, European contemporary keyboardist Philip Aaberg, and multi-faceted saxophonist George Brooks.

Jeremiah Johnson, Whitney Shay, Ryan Perry - Blues Caravan 2020 (Live) (2021)

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Jeremiah Johnson, Whitney Shay, Ryan Perry - Blues Caravan 2020 (Live) (2021)

Jeremiah Johnson, Whitney Shay, Ryan Perry - Blues Caravan 2020 (Live) (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:18:03 | 462 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock / Label: Ruf Records GmbH

Never underestimate the power of a woman with her back to the wall. In March 2020, as Covid blew across the planet, the shutters came down on live venues and recording studios, and the music scene fell suddenly silent, Ghalia Volt faced the same dilemma as every other artist. What now? The answer was One Woman Band. Having joined with the cream of the US roots scene for two acclaimed albums, 2017s Let The Demons Out and 2019s Mississppi Blend, Volts rebirth as a solo performer wasnt a decision made lightly.