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New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)

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New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)

New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)
Zhou Long · Chinary Ung · Gao Ping · Tōru Takemitsu · Tan Dun

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:58:07
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naxos | # 8.572488

This programme brings together aesthetic and musical elements of East and West. Zhou Long captures the essence of the Chinese plucked ch’in, and Cambodian aesthetics are preserved in Chinary Ung’s expressive Spiral III. Tan Dun’s Eight Colors combines the exotic timbres of Peking Opera with Second Viennese School tonalities. Gao Ping’s Bright Light and Cloud Shadows has been admired for its ‘long-breathed brush strokes’ (Washington Post). Taking its inspiration from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, Toru Takemitsu’s beautifully crafted A Way a Lone evokes a shimmering sound world.

Don Baduria - World's Greatest Ukulele Stylist (vinyl rip) (1960) {Bertram International}

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Don Baduria - World's Greatest Ukulele Stylist (vinyl rip) (1960) {Bertram International}

Don Baduria - World's Greatest Ukulele Stylist (vinyl rip) (1960) {Bertram International}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 158 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 80 mb
Genre: Hawaiian, Hawaiian pop

World's Greatest Ukulele Stylist is a 1962 album by ukulele player Don Baduria. While it is said he is not Hawaiian but a Filipino musician, his playing stood out for those who wanted to discover the sounds of a land that had just been turned into the 50th state in 1959. This explores his style of playing, where he does a few traditional songs, Pacific favorites and a few American standards although the album's opening song exploits the country's brand new space race exploration. This instrumental album was released by Bertram International and is a vinyl rip.

Manu Chao - Clandestino (Special Edition) (1998/2019)

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Manu Chao - Clandestino (Special Edition) (1998/2019)

Manu Chao - Clandestino (Special Edition) (1998/2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Covers included | 00:54:39
Latin, Reggae, Pop, Rock | Label: Because Music

Limited 2019 edition of Clandestino. The original album remastered for the first time; Originally released in 1998. Includes three new 2019 songs: "Bloody Bloody Border", "Roadies Rules", and "Clandestino" featuring Calypso Rose (2019 version).

Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (1973) Reissue 2002

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Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (1973) Reissue 2002

Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (1973) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26923-2 | Time: 00:36:48
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Country, Rock & Roll, Soul, Swamp Rock, Blues Rock

Going back and listening again to Tony Joe White's prodigious output from his early years, one is amazed at the depth of his talent as a guitarist, a singer and as a songwriter. After a series of albums that explored his love of deep Southern Blues, TJW took a warmer, more acoustic turn with Home Made Icecream. A lot of this is the back porch music he clearly loves - and here he is surrounded by fine session men who, if I recall from my old vinyl copy, include a drummer who wouldn't play until he'd read the lyrics…which as Tony Joe noted: "Is all right by me." The album flows beautifully, kicking off with a little rocker - Saturday Night in Oak Grove Louisiana (Tony Joe always had a thing about vehicles - little details like fender skirts - and here its the fibreglass mufflers on his pickup truck) and featuring among other things a gorgeous, lightly picked acoustic guitar and harp instrumental: the title track of the album. There's a ballad - Ol Mother Earth - but the standout is the last track which blows in like a cold breeze off a lake. "Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You" is among his best ever examples of songwriting, singing and guitar playing.

Skinshape - Umoja (2020)

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Skinshape - Umoja (2020)

Skinshape - Umoja (2020)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 100.62 Mb | 00:43:22 | Cover
Afroswing, Afrobeat, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Funk, Soul | Label: Lewis Recordings

Fifth studio album featuring Malcolm Catto, D'Alma, Idd Aziz and Modou Touré. Includes the singles Sua Alma, In The End and Afande. His most accomplished album to date Will Dorey aka Skinshape moved out of his comfort zone to create a new sound while retaining his trademark feel. While Skinshape has often been influenced by African music ‘Umoja’ directly incorporates styles and rhythms from the continent. Drawing on London’s vast talent pool from across the globe collaborators bring the essence of Senegal, Portugal, Ghana and Kenya via Norway no name but a few.

Dhafer Youssef - Sounds of Mirrors (2018)

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Dhafer Youssef - Sounds of Mirrors (2018)

Dhafer Youssef - Sounds of Mirrors (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 318.60 Mb + 31.62 Mb (Scans) | 01:06:23
Ethnic Jazz, World Fusion, Spiritual Sufi | Label: Anteprima - 103 831-5

Some musicians experience a sacred and deeply intimate relation with their art. When a 19-year-old Dhafer Youssef discovered Indian music in Vienna, where he was studying classical music, it had the effect of a bewildering epiphany on him.

Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Dirt and the Stars (2020)

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Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Dirt and the Stars (2020)

Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Dirt and the Stars (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 308 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | 00:58:30
Folk, Americana, Singer-Songwriter,Female Vocal | Label: Lambent Light Records, Thirty Tigers

Five-time Grammy-winner Mary Chapin Carpenters 15th studio album, The Dirt And The Stars, finds the singer-songwriter pondering lifes intimate, personal moments and exploring its most universally challenging questions at an unprecedented time. Written at her rural Virginia farmhouse before stay-at-home orders became the new normal, the songs celebrate invaluable experiences and irreplaceable wisdom, while also advocating exploration of the best in all of us. Produced by Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) and recorded at Peter Gabriels Real World Studios in Bath, in southwestern England, The Dirt And The Stars marks Carpenters first collection of all-new material since 2016s The Things That We Are Made Of.

The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman - Wild Card (2005)

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The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman - Wild Card (2005)

The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman - Wild Card (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 391 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans ~ 83 Mb | 00:54:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Latin Pop | Peak Records #PKD-8527-2

Smooth jazz stalwarts the Rippingtons infuse their trademark brand of instrumental pop with a Latin aesthetic on Wild Card. Once again featuring the lead guitar of Russ Freeman, the Rippingtons deliver a solid collection of mellow contemporary pop and lite jazz that should please longtime fans. Evenly split between R&B-inflected cuts such as the Aretha Franklin hit "Till You Come Back to Me" and Latin tracks including the flamenco-inspired "Spanish Girl" and the salsa-ready "Mulata di Mi Amor," Wild Card is a pleasant listen.

Ray LaMontagne - Monovision (2020)

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Ray LaMontagne - Monovision (2020)

Ray LaMontagne - Monovision (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 246 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:45:21
Folk, Americana, Singer-Songwriter | Label: RCA Records

Ray LaMontagne has been making albums long enough to firmly establish the warm rusticity of his singer-songwriter approach, then pursue his more psychedelic inclinations. On his eighth full-length, MONOVISION, he circles back to a sort of considered simplicity.

Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels (2020)

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Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels (2020)

Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 349 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:59:46
Americana, Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal | Label: Highway 20 Records, Thirty Tigers

Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams unabashedly takes on some of the human, social and political issues of our day with her boldest and most direct album to date, Good Souls Better Angels. During the course of her celebrated four-decade, pioneering career Williams has never rested on her laurels as she continues to push herself as a songwriter. On Good Souls Better Angels, she has much she needs to get out. In 2014 and 2015, Williams released two critically acclaimed double albums back to back with Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone and The Ghosts Of Highway 20, respectively. Both releases found her experimenting with arrangements, vocals, song structure and personal subject matter.

Bobby Rush - Raw (2006)

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Bobby Rush - Raw (2006)

Bobby Rush - Raw (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Label: Deep Rush Records | # DRD 1003 | Time: 00:51:57
Country Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Soul-Blues

Just as the title implies, Raw is Bobby Rush at his most elemental: a man, his acoustic guitar, and his foot stamping out a beat on an amplified board. A little harmonica now and then, and a Dobro played with a bottleneck slide on the rollicking "Glad to Get You Back," but that's it for ornamentation. Although most of 13 songs are Rush originals, he also essays three standards, Larry Williams' early rock classic "Boney Maroney," Muddy Waters' "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl," and – fearlessly – "Howlin' Wolf" itself, which he slows down into a funereal dirge. Rush calls his music "folk funk," but in reality, Rush is the modern equivalent of the first country bluesmen, before the moves to Memphis and Chicago added full-band arrangements and electricity. But Rush isn't a hidebound traditionalist attempting to resurrect a past form for its own sake; Raw crackles with the energy of a musician who knows that he's working in the style that best suits his own personal gifts. This is a hundred times more listenable than yet another blues band plodding through a set of tenth-generation rewrites of "Sweet Home Chicago," and could well be the blues recording of 2007.

Sandman Project - Royal Family (EP) (2018) {Batov}

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Sandman Project - Royal Family (EP) (2018) {Batov}

Sandman Project - Royal Family (EP) (2018) {Batov}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 131 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 56 mb
Genre: jazz, Afrobeat

Royal Family is a 2018 EP by Israeli Afrobeat band Sandman Project. This was released by Baton.

Ray Barretto - Fiesta En El Barrio (1994)

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Ray Barretto - Fiesta En El Barrio (1994)

Ray Barretto - Fiesta En El Barrio (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 81 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 314 521759-2 | Time: 00:35:37 | Scans ~ 51 Mb
Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, World Fusion, Salsa

If you wonder (a) why Barretto suddenly has such a hot band, (b) what the two hokey Mexicali cuts are doing mixed in with all the other fine stuff, and © why there are zippo notes, one explanation fits all. This CD, copyright 1994, is a re-release of one of Barretto's long-lost 1960s United Artists recordings. But the music is terrific: a hell of a swing, great solo trumpet.

Zingaia - Earth Church (2012)

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Zingaia - Earth Church (2012)

Zingaia - Earth Church (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 286 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: New Age, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prudence Recordings/BSC Music (398.6779.2)

Energize your body and soul as you move to this creative blend of sensuous world trance rhythms and pulsing electronica. Award-winning groove masters Zingaia's fourth album is a techno-tribal tour-de-force of global beats and exotic melodies that swirl into a melting pot of cultures and styles. World music composer and studio wizard Michael Breene's earthly and invigorating electronic music meets worldbeat also feature enticing female vocals, ritual chants and ethnic instruments from Africa, the Middle East, India, and the Americas. Highlights include the title track "Earth Church" that features the powerful voice of Samina Oshun in a song of devotion for the Earth…

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Shaman! (2020)

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Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Shaman! (2020)

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Shaman! (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 466 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | 01:15:17
Jazz-Funk, Spiritual Jazz, Afrobeat | Label: Strut Records

Influential jazz collective Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids return withShaman!’, featuring a new line-up including original 1970s Pyramids member Dr. Margaux Simmons on flute, Bobby Cobb on guitar, long-term associate Sandra Poindexter on violin, Ruben Ramos on bass, Gioele Pagliaccia on drums and Jack Yglesias on percussion.