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The Ventures - History Box, Vol. 3 (1992) {4CD Set, Liberty ‎Japan TOCP-7133~36 rec 1965-1967}

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The Ventures - History Box, Vol. 3 (1992) {4CD Set, Liberty ‎Japan TOCP-7133~36 rec 1965-1967}

The Ventures - History Box, Vol. 3 (1992) {4CD Set, Liberty ‎Japan TOCP-7133~36 rec 1965-1967}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks) -> 1.48 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 580 Mb
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© 1965-67, 1992 Liberty ‎/ Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCP-7133~36
Rock / Pop / Rock & Roll / Surf Rock

Box set containing 4 jewel case CDs (TOCP-7133, TOCP-7134, TOCP-7135, TOCP-7136) and two booklets. The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band, formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington, by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle. The band, a quartet for most of its existence, helped to popularize the electric guitar in the United States and across the world during the 1960s. While their popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group remains especially revered in Japan, where they tour regularly to this day. The classic lineup of the band consisted of Wilson (rhythm guitar), Bogle (initially lead guitar, switched to bass), Nokie Edwards (initially bass, switched to lead guitar), and Mel Taylor (drums).

La Monte Young - Draw a Straight Line and Follow It II (2020) {6CD Set, Otherside Recordings Japan rec 1957-2003}

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La Monte Young - Draw a Straight Line and Follow It II (2020) {6CD Set, Otherside Recordings Japan rec 1957-2003}

La Monte Young - Draw a Straight Line and Follow It II (2020) {6CD Set, Otherside Recordings Japan rec 1957-2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.87 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 785 Mb
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© 1957-2003, 2020 La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela / Otherside Recordings Japan | [none]
Classical / Modern Classical / Modern Composition / Experimental / Microtonal

La Monte Young, generally regarded as the father of musical minimalism, is one of America’s most important contemporary composers–and one of the most elusive. Early on Young eschewed the conventional musical institutions of publishers, record labels, and venues, in order to create compositions completely unfettered by commercial concerns. At the same time, however, he exercised profound influence on such varied figures as Terry Riley, Cornelius Cardew, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Velvet Underground, Brian Eno and entire branches of pop music. For half a century he and his partner and collaborator, Marian Zazeela, have worked in near-seclusion in their Tribeca loft, creating works that explore the furthest extremes of conceptual audacity, technical sophistication, acoustical complexity, and overt spirituality.

The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band (1969) {1997, Japanese Reissue}

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The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band (1969) {1997, Japanese Reissue}

The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band (1969) {1997, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 263 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Scans Included | 00:33:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Blues | Polydor K.K. #POCP-9102

This might be the best debut album ever delivered by an American blues band, a bold, powerful, hard-edged, soulful essay in electric blues with a native Southern ambience. Some lingering elements of the psychedelic era then drawing to a close can be found in "Dreams," along with the template for the group's on-stage workouts with "Whipping Post," and a solid cover of Muddy Waters' "Trouble No More." There isn't a bad song here, and only the fact that the group did even better the next time out keeps this from getting the highest possible rating.

B.B. King - Completely Well (1969) [Remastered] Re-Up

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B.B. King - Completely Well (1969) [Remastered] Re-Up

B.B. King - Completely Well (1969) [Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA | # MCAD-11768 | Time: 00:50:04

Completely Well was B.B. King's breakthrough album in 1969, which finally got him the long-deserved acclaim that was no less than his due. It contained his signature number, "The Thrill Is Gone," and eight other tunes, six of them emanating from King's pen, usually in a co-writing situation. Hardliners point to the horn charts and the overdubbed strings as the beginning of the end of King's old style that so identifiably earmarked his early sides for the Bihari Brothers and his later tracks for ABC, but this is truly the album that made the world sit up and take notice of B.B. King. The plus points include loose arrangements and a small combo behind him that never dwarfs the proceedings or gets in the way. King, for his part, sounds like he's having a ball, playing and singing at peak power. This is certainly not the place to start your B.B. King collection, but it's a nice stop along the way before you finish it.

VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Space, Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88 (2017)

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VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Space, Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88 (2017)

VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Space, Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:18:53 | 433 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Space Age, New Age | Label: Soul Jazz Records

Soul Jazz Records' new Space, Energy and Light is a collection of music by early electronic and synthesizer pioneers (from the 1960s through the 1970s), mid-1970s proto-new age gurus and 1980s guerrilla D-I-Y cassette-era electronic artists, spanning in total over a near 30-year time frame.

Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Nic Raine - Nino Rota: Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet (1968) [Re-Recording 2002]

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Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Nic Raine - Nino Rota: Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet (1968) [Re-Recording 2002]

Nino Rota: Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet (1968/2002)
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nic Raine

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Soundtrack, Score | Label: Silva Screen | # FILMCD 358 | Time: 00:55:18

Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet Soundtrack album by Prague Philharmonic Orchestra was released Jun 25, 2002 on the Silva Screen label. This complete score to the 1968 version of ROMEO & JULIET was re-recorded by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra And Chorus.

Blind Faith - Hyde & Seek (199x) {Head}

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Blind Faith - Hyde & Seek (199x) {Head}

Blind Faith - Hyde & Seek (199x) {Head}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 399 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 163 mb
Genre: rock, blues rock

Hyde & Seek is a bootleg CD by British rock band Blind Faith. It features a 1969 concert plus a few tracks that were originally released as unreleased Blind Faith songs but were realized to be Rick Grech demo recordings. This was released sometime in the late 1990's by Head Records.

Booker Ervin - Booker 'n' Brass (1967) {Pacific Jazz 724349450929 rel 1998}

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Booker Ervin - Booker 'n' Brass (1967) {Pacific Jazz 724349450929 rel 1998}

Booker Ervin - Booker 'n' Brass (1967) {Pacific Jazz 724349450929 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 341 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 119 Mb
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© 1967, 1998 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | 7243 4 94509 2 9
Jazz / Hard Bop / Big Band / Post Bop / Saxophone

To hear Booker Ervin as the leading solo voice on a recording with a larger ensemble is a treat, not only for his fans, but for those interested in modern big-band sounds grown from the bop era that are flavored with urban blues. A trio of different sessions done at Webster Hall in New York City features groups ranging from ten to eleven pieces, with personnel switched up, and no supplemental saxophonists.

Various Artists - The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records (1995) {9CD Set, Rounder Records ‎CDAN25}

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Various Artists - The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records (1995) {9CD Set, Rounder Records ‎CDAN25}

Various Artists - The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records (1995) {9CD Set, Rounder Records ‎CDAN25}
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© 1995 Rounder Records | ‎CD AN 25
Blues / Country / Jazz / Folk / Soul / Funk / Bluegrass

Within the discount, ugly-duckling packaging of The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records lie nine CD swans worth several hundred times their weight in superficial music-industry gold records. Since 1970, Massachusetts-based Rounder has been a stalwart sanctuary of various musics at the root of what has recently been labeled "Americana." The retrospective is segmented into four thematic two-disc sets, each offering a staggering 30 to 50 tracks where legendary names rub shoulders with bright young Rounder talent.

Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) + More Real Folk Blues (1967) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2002

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Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) + More Real Folk Blues (1967) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2002

Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) + More Real Folk Blues (1967) [2 LP on 1 CD, 2002]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Label: MCA/Chess | # 088 112 820-2 | Time: 01:06:43
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues

The Real Folk Blues series on Chess wasn't really folk, but titled that way, perhaps to gain the attention of young white listeners who had started to get turned on to the blues during the 1960s folk revival. And the Howlin' Wolf volumes in the series were not particularly more folk-oriented than his other Chess recordings, but more or less arbitrary selections of tracks that he'd done from the mid-'50s to the mid-'60s. It's thus also arbitrary to do a two-fer reissue of his The Real Folk Blues and More Real Folk Blues, combined here onto a single disc. That doesn't mean, though, that this isn't very good and sometimes great electric blues music. The Real Folk Blues, with tracks from 1956 to 1965, is by far the more modern of the pair in arrangements, and has a good share of classics: "Killing Floor," "Sittin' on Top of the World," "Built for Comfort," "Tail Dragger," and "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy".

The Archies - The Archies (1968) [Reissue 2006]

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The Archies - The Archies (1968) [Reissue 2006]

The Archies - The Archies (1968) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 211 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 79 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Pop Rock, Bubblegum | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REP 5085)

Most '60s bubblegum groups were faceless studio concoctions, made up of hired professionals and given nominal group identities after the fact. The Archies made no pretense of being a real band in the first place - their music, including the smash hit "Sugar, Sugar," was "performed" by the animated TV cartoon characters spun off from Archie comics. In reality, of course, they were a studio concoction made up of hired professionals (most notably lead singer Ron Dante), but in this case, they weren't technically faceless.
The Archies (1968) is their debut studio album.

Jeff Beck - Truth (1968) Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

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Jeff Beck - Truth (1968) Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

Jeff Beck - Truth (1968) Expanded Remastered 2005
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb
Label: EMI | # 7243 8 73749 2 8 | Time: 01:10:37 | Scans ~ 195 Mb
Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Guitar Virtuoso

After leaving the Yardbirds as lead guitarist in 1967, Jeff Beck formed the Jeff Beck Group featuring Rod Stewart on vocals and Ron Wood on bass, releasing two albums 'Truth' in 1968 and 'Beck-Ola' in 1969. This long-awaited 24-bit digitally remastered version of 'Truth' is released with 8 bonus tracks. This album was Rod Stewart's first-ever album-length lead vocal showcase as an artist, and is regarded, along with 'Beck-Ola' as a musical touchstone for hard rockers in the years that followed. Collaborators on this album (and bonus tracks) include Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Nicky Hopkins, Aynsley Dunbar and Madeline Bell. Jeff Beck's three singles 'Tallyman', 'Love Is Blue' and 'Hi Ho Silver Lining' (First Stereo Mix) have been added as bonus track along with 'I've Been Drinking' (New Stereo Mix), 'You Shook Me' (Take One Mix), 'Rock My Plimsoul' (Stereo Mix), 'Beck's Bolero' (Mono Single Version with Backwards Guitar), 'Blues Deluxe' (Take 1 Mix) plus the gorgeous ballad 'I've Been Drinking' (B-side on 'Love Is Blue') which was omitted from the original album.

Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune (1989) {Elektra 60832-2 rec 1964-1966}

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Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune (1989) {Elektra 60832-2 rec 1964-1966}

Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune (1989) {Elektra 60832-2 rec 1964-1966}
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© 1964-66, 1989 Elektra / Asylum Records | 60832-2
Folk / Folk Rock / Political Folk / Singer-Songwriter

It's often difficult to create a compilation album that does a musician justice when they recorded for more than one label, and this is certainly the case with Phil Ochs. Ochs' first three albums for Elektra were the work of a gifted but earnest topical songwriter armed with an acoustic guitar, while the five albums that followed for A&M found Ochs exploring both personal as well as political issues, and broadening his musical approach. Unfortunately, outside of the three-disc box set Farewells & Fantasies and the out of print double-LP collection Chords of Fame, none of the many Ochs compilations that have emerged have featured material from both periods of his recording career, and There but for Fortune devotes itself strictly to Ochs' Elektra recordings, with a special emphasis on his best known political songs.

Gene Chandler - There Was A Time! (1968) [Japanese Edition 2013]

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Gene Chandler - There Was A Time! (1968) [Japanese Edition 2013]

Gene Chandler - There Was A Time! (1968) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 244 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-5745)

Gene Chandler's second LP for Brunswick suffers from comparisons to its predecessor, but consider how difficult it must have been to top an album padded with several tracks previously released as Constellation singles. The two singles here, "Those Were the Good Old Days" and "There Was a Time," are as good as anything he'd recorded for the label. Though the titles evoke similar themes, they're radically different songs. The first is (as expected) a good-time nostalgia tune with a sweet female chorus, but the second is a torrid horn-driven salute to the best dances of recent years; one looks back to the heady Chicago soul of the Impressions, while the other looks ahead to the increasingly intense urban funk of Curtis Mayfield…

Coleman Hawkins Quartet - Complete 1962 Studio Recordings (2013)

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Coleman Hawkins Quartet - Complete 1962 Studio Recordings (2013)

Coleman Hawkins Quartet - Complete 1962 Studio Recordings (2013)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 830 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 341 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 763)

The sound of Coleman Hawkins remains, after all these years, as immediately recognizable as his direct and compelling ability to swing. No jazzman played with more fire the uptempo tunes and no one could be more persuasive on ballads. With the fluent support of his then-regular rhythm section, he made these four excellent albums. Three Good Old Broadway, No Strings, Make Someone Happy which include jazz versions of Broadway show tunes, are from Prestiges Moodsville series. The fourth, Today and Now, made for Impulse, explores everything from gentle, moody ballads and bluesy, mid-tempo pieces to some Hawk originals. Overall, this 2-CD set is an interesting mixture of classics and undeservedly lesser-known compositions…