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Charles Bell - In Concert (1963) {Gateway-- Fresh Sound FSR1630 rel 2004}

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Charles Bell - In Concert (1963) {Gateway-- Fresh Sound FSR1630 rel 2004}

Charles Bell - In Concert (1963) {Gateway– Fresh Sound FSR1630 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 218 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 2004 Gateway Recordings / Fresh Sound Records | FSR 1630
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Piano

He wasn't an innovator, star or major figure, but pianist Charles Bell made some solid records in the early and mid-'60s. Influenced by the then emerging soul-jazz and funky schools, Bell's playing was vibrant, often exciting and full of blues licks, gospel phrases and inflections, plus some bop tinges. He called his first combo a contemporary jazz quartet, and their menu included vamp numbers, standards and originals. His trio albums were more dense, and emphasized his harmonic abilities.

Lee Michaels - Lee Michaels (1969) [Reissue 1996]

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Lee Michaels - Lee Michaels (1969) [Reissue 1996]

Lee Michaels - Lee Michaels (1969) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 209 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 65 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: One Way Records (OW 33642)

One of the masterpieces of the period, Lee Michaels was essentially recorded live in the studio by only Michaels (organ/bass pedals) and Frosty on drums. It's a fabulous performance and one of the finest R&B/rock sets of the period. The first side is comprised of a medley of soulful workouts that come out sounding not unlike Led Zeppelin. Here, Michaels pulls out all the stops (literally) and showcases the organ as a bona fide rock instrument. Despite the lengthy drum solo, it's one of the finest sides of Los Angeles rock & roll. Michaels also reprises "My Friends," a song from his first album, to great effect. Lee Michaels is also home to the good-time, pro-drug anthem "Highty Hi," as well as an awesome cover of "Stormy Monday." A true party platter.

Steamhammer - Steamhammer (aka ''Reflection'') (1969 / Reissue 2015) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Steamhammer - Steamhammer (aka ''Reflection'') (1969 / Reissue 2015) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Steamhammer - Steamhammer (aka ''Reflection'') (1969 / Reissue 2015)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 259 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 93 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 9.14 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.38 Gb
Repertoire, V 109 / REP 2214 | Blues Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock | Remastered

Reflection is also-ran late-'60s British blues-rock, with more rock-oriented takes on the kind of approach used by heroes Freddie King and B.B. King. B.B. King's "You'll Never Know," in fact, is covered here, though most of the material was penned by the band. Steamhammer doesn't put much of an original spin on its sources, or on the British blues-rock form, though this is competent and does generally have a moodier, more downbeat feel than most of the band's competition in the genre. The expressive qualities of Kieran White's voice, though, are limited, as though he's being pinched by something that keeps him from letting go too much…

Charles Moffett - The Gift (1969) {Savoy Jazz/Columbia Japan}

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Charles Moffett - The Gift (1969) {Savoy Jazz/Columbia Japan}

Charles Moffett - The Gift (1969) {Savoy Jazz/Columbia Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 211MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz

This largely successful Savoy reissue CD brings back an obscure session led by Charles Moffett who here mostly plays vibes and a bit of trumpet in addition to drums. He is teamed up with the underrated (and largely forgotten) tenor-saxophonist Paul Jeffrey, bassist Wilbur Ware and drummers Dennis O'Toole and seven-year old Codaryl Moffett. On some selections both O'Toole and Codaryl play drums and the latter proves to be able to hold his own even at such a young age; in fact Codaryl contributed two of the five originals. The songtitle "Avant Garde Got Soul Too" pretty well sums up this adventurous but often surprisingly melodic set.

The Doors - Singles Box (2013) [14CD Box Set, Japan] Repost

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The Doors - Singles Box (2013) [14CD Box Set, Japan] Repost

The Doors - Singles Box (2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Music Japan, WPCR-14801/14 | ~ 532 or 198 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 2.12 Gb
Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Acid Rock, Jazz Fusion, Art Rock, Classic Rock

Japanese original release. Special box set release from The Doors contains 28 tracks total, including 17 ones available as CD format for the first time. EP covers faithfully replicate the ones released from Victor from 1967 to 1972.

Don Bowman - From Mexico with Laughs (1967)

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Don Bowman - From Mexico with Laughs (1967)

Don Bowman - From Mexico with Laughs (1967)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 41:56 | 96 / 241 Mb
Genre: Country / Label: RLG - Legacy

American country comedian and songwriter, born August 26, 1937 in Lubbock, Texas. Don Bowman (August 26, 1937 – June 5, 2013) was an American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and radio host. He recorded for RCA Victor between 1964 and 1970, charting in the Top 40 with the novelty hit single "Chit Akins, Make Me a Star". Bowman worked at several radio stations, including KRZK in Branson, Missouri. Bowman was born in Lubbock, Texas, United States, and was the original host of the radio show American Country Countdown. He hosted the show from its inception on October 6, 1973, through April 1978, after which Bob Kingsley (who had been ACC's producer since 1974) took over as host. In 1966, Bowman won Favorite Country Comedy Recording of the Year award from Billboard. In 1967, he was named Comedian of the Year by the Country Music Association.

The Back Porch Majority - Live from Ledbetter's (2015)

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The Back Porch Majority - Live from Ledbetter's (2015)

The Back Porch Majority - Live from Ledbetter's (2015)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 39:03 | 89 / 240 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock, Folk / Label: Epic - Legacy

The Back Porch Majority was an American folk music group founded by Randy Sparks in 1963. It was intended to be a rehearsal space for The New Christy Minstrels, another group Sparks had established in 1961, but it ended up becoming successful on its own. The group released six albums, appeared on several TV shows and was chosen to provide entertainment at the White House in 1965.

Lonnie Smith - Finger Lickin' Good (1967) [Japanese Edition 2021]

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Lonnie Smith - Finger Lickin' Good (1967) [Japanese Edition 2021]

Lonnie Smith - Finger Lickin' Good (1967) [Japanese Edition 2021]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 350 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Oldays Records (ODR6918)

Although it predates his classic soul-jazz dates for Blue Note by a few years, Lonnie Smith's debut LP, Finger-Lickin' Good, boasts a deeply funky groove quite unusual for the mid-'60s, a period when few jazz musicians acknowledged the influence of more commercial musical pursuits, let alone introduced such elements into their own work. Aided and abetted by an all-star lineup including guitarist George Benson, saxophonist King Curtis, and trumpeter Blue Mitchell, Smith keeps the performances brisk and bold, galvanized by stiletto-sharp bursts of organ. Cuts like "Hola Muneca" and "Can't You Just Feel It" possess a raw vitality quite uncommon for the moment in question, and while it's disingenuous to call Finger-Lickin' Good groundbreaking, it's definitely a record ahead of its time.

Fat Mattress - Fat Mattress (1969) [Reissue 2009]

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Fat Mattress - Fat Mattress (1969) [Reissue 2009]

Fat Mattress - Fat Mattress (1969) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 409 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2134)

Expanded release for the debut album by Noel Redding's band with eight bonus tracks. Recorded in 1969, Fat Mattress was the eponymous debut album by the band formed by Jimi Hendrix Experience bass guitarist Noel Redding. The album evoked the influences of the time, touching upon styles pioneered by groups such as Traffic (whose member Chris Wood guested on the record). A superb piece of psychedelic rock in it's own right, Fat Mattress failed to get the attention it deserved at the time of release (despite a tour as support act to the Hendrix Experience) but has subsequently been hailed as a classic of the era. This Esoteric reissue has eight bonus tracks comprising non-album singles, mono mixes, studio out-takes and an unreleased solo single by Fat Mattress’ Jim Leverton.

The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream (1966) [Kama Sutra 30CP-300, Japan]

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The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream (1966) [Kama Sutra 30CP-300, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1988 | Kama Sutra 30CP-300 | ~ 176 or 71 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 97 Mb
Rock / Pop Rock

The band's second LP was very strong; this time, most of the tunes are originals, with the exception of a cover of "Bald Headed Lena." Joe Butler and Yanovsky are featured on some lead vocals, and the album includes two more hits, "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" and "Didn't Want to Have to Do It."

Lalo Schifrin - Cool Hand Luke: Original Soundtrack Recording (1967/2001)

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Lalo Schifrin - Cool Hand Luke: Original Soundtrack Recording (1967/2001)

Lalo Schifrin - Cool Hand Luke: Original Soundtrack Recording (1967/2001)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 360 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz | Label: Aleph Records | # 022 | Time: 00:56:27

With an iconic, Academy Award®-nominated lead performance by Paul Newman as the free spirit who refuses to be broken by cruel Southern justice, director Stuart Rosenberg's Cool Hand Luke has rightly taken its place as a modern American classic. One of the key elements to the film's deft balance of drama and humor is also its most unlikely: the Oscar®-nominated score of Argentine-born composer Lalo Schifrin. As he's done throughout a career that's moved gracefully between jazz recordings, classical podiums, and scoring stages, Schifrin's music fuses seemingly disparate genres–bluegrass, symphonic, rhythmic jazz–into a soundtrack that evokes them all yet becomes distinctly more than the sum of its parts. Given that gratifying sensibility, it's a soundtrack full of surprising twists and turns, crackling with energy. Such is its dynamic nature that one reedited cut ("Tar Sequence") has taken on a second life as the ubiquitous "Eyewitness News" theme music at local TV stations across America.

Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)

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Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)

Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 419 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans ~ 63 Mb | 01:09:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul | BGP Records / Ace Records #CDBGPD 117

Billy Hawks played the organ and sang the blues – a combination that in the late '60s, when Hawks recorded and released The New Genius of the Blues and More Heavy Soul! for Prestige, meant that he was most certainly a practitioner of soul-jazz. Working in a similar vein to Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and other funky professors of the Hammond organ, Hawks didn't play straight-up jazz on either of his Prestige LPs, here captured on a single-disc 2014 reissue by Ace. For one thing, he sang, a choice that positions his recordings much closer to R&B than jazz. Clearly, Ray Charles made an impression on Hawks – "I Got a Woman" shows up on New Genius, "Drown in My Own Tears" on More Heavy Soul! – but with his intimate trio (on New Genius, he's supported by guitarist Joseph Jones and drummer Henry Terrell; on More Heavy Soul! by, Maynard Parker sits in for Jones, and Buddy Terry is added on tenor sax), he was grittier and funkier than Charles was in the '60s, walking the line between mod-jazz and soul.

Crazy Elephant - Crazy Elephant (1969) [Reissue 2006]

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Crazy Elephant - Crazy Elephant (1969) [Reissue 2006]

Crazy Elephant - Crazy Elephant (1969) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 400 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (RES 2333)

After failing to secure a recording contract with Buddah Records, the Kasenetz-Katz production team-sponsored band Crazy Elephant found a home with Bell Records and released a self-titled album. This Repertoire release is a straight reissue of that lone album from the band originally released in 1969 and includes 14 bonus tracks. The album contains mainly original compositions by band members and Kasenetz and Katz together with an odd psychedelic R&B cover of Otis Redding's "Respect" and the very strange heavy version of the Leonard Bernstein song "Somewhere." While the music on this album does have a bubblegum feel to it, the entire album is more overtly psychedelic with swirling organ, fuzz guitars, and even horns, in the style of a less heavy Vanilla Fudge or Rare Earth…

Tina Brooks - The Waiting Game (Tone Poet Series Remastered Stereo Vinyl) (1999/2021) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Tina Brooks - The Waiting Game (Tone Poet Series Remastered Stereo Vinyl) (1999/2021) [Vinyl-Rip]

Tina Brooks - The Waiting Game (Tone Poet Series Remastered Stereo Vinyl) (1999/2021)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 Mb | 00:39:45
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note Records

The Waiting Game was the unsung tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks’ final album, recorded in 1961 but not released until 1999. Brooks is one of the most under-appreciated tenor players and composers of the hard bop era, with only one of his four Blue Note sessions (the classic True Blue) released during his lifetime. Brooks is joined here by Johnny Coles on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Brooks penned five of the six tracks, showcasing his unique compositional talent in addition to his pleading and soulful tenor sound. Highlights include the Side 1 opener “Talkin’ About” and the modal masterpieces “Dhyana” and “David the King.”

Duke Ellington - Jazz Violin Session (1963) {Atlantic--Wounded Bird WOU1688 rel 2004}

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Duke Ellington - Jazz Violin Session (1963) {Atlantic--Wounded Bird WOU1688 rel 2004}

Duke Ellington - Jazz Violin Session (1963) {Atlantic–Wounded Bird WOU1688 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 306 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 2004 Atlantic / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 1688
Jazz / Classical Jazz / Swing / Piano / Violin

This small group session was recorded in 1963 for Atlantic, and originally issued in 1976, two years after Duke Ellington's death. It showcases a small group that features string players in the front line. Ray Nance, the Duke's own violinist, is here as is the legendary Stephane Grappelli and violist Svend Asmussen. The rest of the players include tenor man Paul Gonsalves, drummer Sam Woodyard, bassist Ernie Shepard, alto saxist Russell Procope, and trombonist Buster Cooper. Ellington plays piano no all but two tunes where Billy Strayhorn replaced him.