Memphis Slim - The Bluesman (1969) [Reissue 2006]

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Memphis Slim - The Bluesman (1969) [Reissue 2006]

Memphis Slim - The Bluesman (1969) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 381 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 176 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Maison De Blues (983 490-5)

Recorded in New York City during May and June of 1969, this excellent album reveals the very core of Memphis Slim's blues artistry. He kneads the piano and sings his heart out in front of a tough little band comprised of R&B tenor sax legend Eddie Chamblee, an unidentified organist, guitarist Billy Butler, bassist Lloyd Trotman, and drummer Herb Lovelle. An anonymous utility horn section shows up during the rocking "Sassy Mae." "Ramble This Highway" (better known as "Key to the Highway") was written by Jazz Gillum, "Rock Me Baby" is credited to Big Bill Broonzy, and the famous "Caldonia" was composed by Fleecie Moore. The rest of the material heard on this album comes straight out of Slim's catalog of original songs. Check out Slim's relaxed sermon on "Freedom" and his candid statement about having the blues because he is black…

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - In San Francisco (1960) [Reissue 1989]

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The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - In San Francisco (1960) [Reissue 1989]

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - In San Francisco (1960) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 376 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside (OJCCD-035-2 (RLP 1157))

Hot on the heels of session work with Miles Davis and his Kind of Blue-era group, alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded this excellent live date with his brother, cornetist Nat Adderley, along with pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco defined the accessible, yet technically challenging, soul-jazz that Adderley would be associated with for the rest of his career. The warm, exuberant feel of the quintet is especially evident on the set's two finest tracks - a spirited take on Randy Weston's "Hi-Fly," and on Timmons' swinging "This Here"…

L'Ombra Della Sera - L'Ombra Della Sera (2012)

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L'Ombra Della Sera - L'Ombra Della Sera (2012)

L'Ombra Della Sera - L'Ombra Della Sera (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 240 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AMS Records (AMS 204 CD)

L'ombra Della Sera are a new project from prolific Italian soundsmith Fabio Zuffanti and his cohorts Maurizio Di Tollo and Agostino Macor from the modern symphonic outfit La Maschera Di Cera. The idea was to pay homage to those groovy Italian sountracks/tv themes from the 1970s by doing new interpretations using vintage instruments and techniques. The original compositions were written by well known composers Enrico Simonetti, Berto Pisano, Romeo Grano, and Riz Ortolani, however the new arrangements are so ambitious and carefully crafted that they feel like something completely fresh…

Pat Martino - Strings! (1967) [Reissue 1991]

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Pat Martino - Strings! (1967) [Reissue 1991]

Pat Martino - Strings! (1967) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 214 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige (OJCCD-223-2 (P-7547))

Guitarist Pat Martino's second recording as a leader finds him essentially playing advanced bop. His quintet (with Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Walter Perkins) really roars on an uptempo version of "Minority" and is diverse enough to come up with meaningful statements on four of Martino's originals.

Hawklords - Live '78 (1992) [Reissue 2009]

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Hawklords - Live '78 (1992) [Reissue 2009]

Hawklords - Live '78 (1992) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 425 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 65 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atomhenge (ATOMCD 1014)

Recorded at Brunel University in November 1978 on the tour to promote the album Hawklords: 25 Years On , the Hawklords show was Dave Brock and Robert Calvert's vision of a mechanised society that perfectly embraced the influence of the musical New Wave to deliver some of the most effective music written during Calvert s tenure with Hawkwind. This new release comprises the band s entire set and is newly mixed from the original 24-track tapes and includes four previously unreleased tracks.

Suzi Quatro - Rock Hard (1980)

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Suzi Quatro - Rock Hard (1980)

Suzi Quatro - Rock Hard (1980)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Karussell Musik (843 706-2)

Although glam had long slipped off the radar by 1981, that year found Suzi Quatro releasing one of her finest albums. With Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman (the producers behind her biggest hits) at the controls, Quatro and her band craft a series of songs that blend the hard rock power that fueled her glam rock era hits with a new soundscape that tarts up the songs with some ear attracting new wave hooks. The tone is set by the title track, which starts the album with a blast thanks to its effective combination chugging guitar riffs, a stomping beat, and a shout-along chorus that praises the song's tough female heroine…

Carol Welsman - What'cha Got Cookin'? (2006) [Japanese Edition]

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Carol Welsman - What'cha Got Cookin'? (2006) [Japanese Edition]

Carol Welsman - What'cha Got Cookin'? (2006) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ludlow Music/Columbia (COCB-53505)

Although Carol Welsman has moved to the Los Angeles area, she is best known in her native Canada. While frequently identified with smooth jazz, she has also recorded vintage standards and can swing in straight-ahead jazz settings, too. Her father was a big jazz fan with a large record collection, introducing his daughter to jazz. Not only did she hear his records, but from the age of 12 she often accompanied him to concerts, developing a love for the singing of Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Mel Tormé. Welsman played guitar from the age of ten, accompanying her singing of bossa novas and folk music. She began to perform jazz more in her late teens. Welsman attended the Berklee College of Music during 1980-1981 and studied voice in France with Christiane Legrand…

Soft Machine - Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris (1978) [2CD Reissue 2010]

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Soft Machine - Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris (1978) [2CD Reissue 2010]

Soft Machine - Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris (1978) [2CD Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 582 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 223 MB | Covers - 129 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC 22234)

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the long overdue release of an expanded 2CD remastered edition of the classic 1978 live album Alive & Well Recorded In Paris by the celebrated Jazz and Rock group Soft Machine. The album was the band ‘s third for EMI's Harvest label and featured a line-up of KARL Jenkins (Piano, Electric Keyboards, Synthesiser), John Marshall (Drums), John Etheridge (Acoustic and Electric Guitars) and new members Steve Cook (Bass Guitar) and Ric Sanders (Violin). The final live recordings to be released by the band during their lifetime, Alive & Well was the product of several nights of excellent concerts at Le Palace Theatre in Monmartre, Paris in July 1978…

Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter [Recorded 1964-1965] (1994)

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Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter [Recorded 1964-1965] (1994)

Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter [Recorded 1964-1965] (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Beat, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REP 4424-WY)

Repertoire records has sort of confused the issue of Herman's Hermits CDs by releasing this 25-song compilation in 1994 and then, in 2000, re-releasing the soundtrack Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter on CD. To clarify, this is not the soundtrack to the 1968 movie, but a collection of the group's 1964-1965 sides from various singles and EPs. Some of it will surprise listeners who think of Herman's Hermits as the poppiest component of the British Invasion and barely a rock & roll group at all - regardless of who is actually playing on "Walking With My Baby" or "Dream On," those are as solid as any early album track by the Hollies, and they don't do a bad version of "For Your Love" either; they even make an attempt at a slightly bluesier sound on "I Wonder," though this was clearly not Peter Noone's vocal forte…

Mystery - 4 Studio Albums (1996-2012)

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Mystery - 4 Studio Albums (1996-2012)

Mystery - 4 Studio Albums (1996-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 561 MB | Covers - 169 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Unicorn Digital

A project of French Canadian guitarist/lyricist/producer Michel St-Père, Mystery took form in 1986 as a six-member outfit. They released a self-titled album in 1992 that generated quite some interest across Canada. Unfortunately, a year later, their drummer Stéphane Perreault lost the use of both his legs; but his strong determination and passion for his craft inspired him with a new and unique approach to drumming: he became one of the first drummers to play from a wheelchair without the help of any pre-programmed sequences. In 1995, St-Père founded label Unicorn Records under which the band released a second album titled "Theater of the Mind" and which boasted airplay both in North America and Europe. In 1998, they released their 3rd album titled "Destiny?", which features six guest musicians.
This band recommended to fans of Saga, Kansas, Journey, Rush and to fans of melodic rock in general.

Donald Byrd & Doug Watkins - The Transition Sessions [Recorded 1955-1956] (2002)

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Donald Byrd & Doug Watkins - The Transition Sessions [Recorded 1955-1956] (2002)

Donald Byrd & Doug Watkins - The Transition Sessions [Recorded 1955-1956] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 649 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 308 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 40528 2 8)

This CD compilation collects three separate sessions recorded by Donald Byrd and Doug Watkins for Transition with various small groups. The 1955 recordings (first issued under the title Byrd's Eye View) were made shortly after Byrd replaced Kenny Dorham in the Jazz Messengers, all of whom (Horace Silver, Art Blakey, and Hank Mobley, along with Byrd and Watkins) are present, with the addition of local trumpeter Joe Gordon as a guest on two tracks. The half-dozen songs mix an improvised blues ("Doug's Blues"), a favorite from the swing era ("Crazy Rhythm"), a ballad feature for Byrd and Mobley ("Everything Happens to Me"), plus a pair of potent hard bop pieces contributed by the tenor saxophonist…

Elvis Presley - From Nashville To Memphis: The Essential 60's Masters [5CD Box Set] (1993)

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Elvis Presley - From Nashville To Memphis: The Essential 60's Masters [5CD Box Set] (1993)

Elvis Presley - From Nashville To Memphis: The Essential 60's Masters [5CD Box Set] (1993)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 1,84 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 824 MB | Covers - 636 MB
Genre: Rock 'n' Roll, Pop, Ballad | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RCA (74321 15430 2)

Since The King of Rock 'n' Roll was the complete '50s masters, it was easy to assume that its five-disc '60s sequel, From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential 60's Masters, rounded up all the masters from that decade, which is simply not the case. The producers deliberately avoided the soundtracks to Elvis' movies, which perhaps makes sense, given that they are roundly and rightly disparaged as Presley's low point, which then opened the doors to presenting just what they judged as the best non-soundtrack recordings he made during the '60s. They also disregarded the gospel recordings, saving them for the double-disc 1994 collection Amazing Grace: His Greatest Gospel Songs, leaving this as an overview of the best of his pop and rock material of the '60s, all recorded after he got back from the army…

Chet Baker - The Definitive Chet Baker [Recorded 1952-1983] (2002)

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Chet Baker - The Definitive Chet Baker [Recorded 1952-1983] (2002)

Chet Baker - The Definitive Chet Baker [Recorded 1952-1983] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 264 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 40039 2 9)

This fine sampler has music from most of the periods of trumpeter Chet Baker's career, programmed in chronological order. Baker is heard with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet ("Freeway"), leading his own quartet with pianist Russ Freeman (including "My Funny Valentine"), and on selections from 1964, 1965, 1977, and 1983 ("Stella By Starlight" with Stan Getz). Although far from complete, this CD does give listeners a good glimpse at Baker's playing and singing (he takes vocals on eight of the 13 numbers) and does not shy away from his underrated late-period work.

Nine Horses - Wonderful World [Single] (2006)

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Nine Horses - Wonderful World [Single] (2006)

Nine Horses - Wonderful World [Single] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 147 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 57 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Art Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SamadhiSound (ss-007)

Nine Horses brings together David Sylvian, his brother Steve Jansen (also ex-Japan), and the innovative composer Burnt Friedman. "Wonderful World" is the first single release to be taken from the acclaimed Nine Horses album "Snow Borne Sorrow". It features a previously unreleased composition, ‘When Monday Comes Around’, along with a radio edit of "Wonderful World". Presented in a digipak featuring the beautifully minimal artwork of US artist Wes Mills, designed by Chris Bigg, this release continues samadhisound’s commitment to creating beautifully packaged, stunning music.

Bjørn Lynne - Montage (1994)

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Bjørn Lynne - Montage (1994)

Bjorn Lynne - Montage (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 404 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DENS Design (DENS CD002)

Montage was Bjorn Lynne’s second CD, self-financed and self-published in January 1994. Stylewise, ”Montage” is a slightly more daring album than the previous ”Hobbits & Spaceships”. Tracks contain a wide mixture of styles and sounds, and although the album was produced entirely on synthesizers and effects, it is easy to hear Bjorn Lynne’s love for symphonic rock starting to shine through, especially on songs like ”Montage” and "Communion”; both of which are long tracks moving through several stages of ever changing moods. There are also some more down-to-earth simply melodic pieces like ”Head Held High” and ”Fantastic Voyage ’94”. And, there are some slightly more experimental pieces like the futuristic and very cyber-oriented ”The Spirit of Mechanica” as well as the symphonically ambient ”Enlightenment Through Fear”.