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Irma Thomas - The Story Of My Life (1997)

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Irma Thomas - The Story Of My Life (1997)

Irma Thomas - The Story Of My Life (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans ~ 136 Mb
New Orleans R&B, Blues, Soul | Label: Rounder | # CD 2149 | Time: 00:43:49

The Story of My LIfe stands out among latter-day Irma Thomas albums not only because she gives a consistently excellent performance, but because the record boasts three new songs from Dan Penn, who wrote some of the greatest soul songs of the '60s. While his new songs ("Hold Me While I Cry," "I Count the Teardrops," "I Won't Cry for You") aren't quite as strong as his best, they are nevertheless wonderful contemporary soul numbers, and they help make the record, the remainder of which is comprised of covers and slightly weaker new numbers, one of Thomas' best latter-day albums.

Cephas & Wiggins - Homemade (1999)

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Cephas & Wiggins - Homemade (1999)

Cephas & Wiggins - Homemade (1999)
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 309 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4863)

Homemade might fall just short of the peaks of Cool Down, Cephas & Wiggins' first album for Alligator Records, but it has a similar rustic, laid-back charm that is equally engaging. Cephas & Wiggins may not be breaking any new ground with this record, but they're performing at a high standard, which is enough to make Homemade enticing for any fan of the duo.

Memphis Willie B. - Introducing Memphis Willie B. (1961) {Prestige Bluesville OBCCD-573-2 rel 1994}

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Memphis Willie B. - Introducing Memphis Willie B. (1961) {Prestige Bluesville OBCCD-573-2 rel 1994}

Memphis Willie B. - Introducing Memphis Willie B. (1961) {Prestige Bluesville OBCCD-573-2 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 233 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 1994 Prestige Bluesville / Fantasy | OBCCD-573-2
Blues / Country Blues / Acoustic Memphis Blues / Piedmont Blues

I originally found this LP in a thrift store in the '90s and it has remained one of my very favorites ever since. I've always found the guitar riffs, simple tho' they might be, somehow perfect; and Memphis Willie B. (Borum)'s voice is very affecting and expressive. The harp's cool, too and the songs are also well chosen - blues with meaning and stories I'm interested in hearing. Bought it again as a cd, and find myself listening to it remarkably often - I do have an extensive collection, but Willie speaks to me! :D

Spiritual Beggars - Mantra III (1998) {2012, Reissue}

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Spiritual Beggars - Mantra III (1998) {2012, Reissue}

Spiritual Beggars - Mantra III (1998) {2012, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 525 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 168 Mb
Full Scans ~ 75 Mb | 01:09:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Stoner Rock / Hard Rock / Heavy Metal / Stoner Metal / Psychedelic Rock
The End Records #‎TE241-2

For the uninitiated, the Spiritual Beggars are a three-piece psychedelic groove metal trio from Sweden. Their guitarist, Michael Amott, is best known for his role in doom metal units Carcass and Candlemass. With deep riffing and more precision than speed, he is as heavy as any two speed-demon metal guitarists put together. The Spiritual Beggars' primary influence is mid-period Black Sabbath (say, Vol. IV and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath), but they expand their horizons with each record. The band's sound on this third recording differs from its previous efforts in two ways.

Kate Bush - Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1979 (1994) [Re-Up]

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Kate Bush - Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1979 (1994) [Re-Up]

Kate Bush - Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1979 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI, Picture Music International | # 7243 8 30065 2 6, SAV 4913063
Art Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Time: 00:53:19

Live at Hammersmith Odeon is the first live album by the British singer Kate Bush. It is a recording of her first of only two concert tours, The Tour of Life from 1979, first released on home video in 1981. The video of The Tour of Life was re-released in 1994 as a boxed set that included a CD version of the performance. The twelve song live album is heavily abridged. The complete show consisted of twenty-four songs. The performance consists mainly of songs from The Kick Inside and Lionheart with a new song "Violin"; which would subsequently appear on Bush's third studio album Never for Ever in 1980.

New Budapest Quartet - Vincent D'Indy: Chamber Music (1995)

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New Budapest Quartet - Vincent D'Indy: Chamber Music (1995)

New Budapest Quartet - Vincent D'Indy: Chamber Music (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:14:12 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Marco Polo | Catalog: 223691

Vincent d’Indy was born in Paris in 1851 and became a pupil and leading disciple of César Franck, whose music he did much to propagate. He distinguished himself as a teacher, founder of the influential and rigorous Schola Cantorum, and writer on musical subjects, and was an important figure in the musical life of Paris in his time, although by the time of his death a new era in music was well under way.

Tim Buckley - Dream Letter: Live In London 1968 (2CD) {Straight/Enigma Retro}

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Tim Buckley - Dream Letter: Live In London 1968 (2CD) {Straight/Enigma Retro}

Tim Buckley - Dream Letter: Live In London 1968 (2CD) {Straight/Enigma Retro}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 649 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 265 mb
Genre: folk rock

Dream Letter: Live In London 1968 is a 2CD live recording by Tim Buckley, recorded in 1968. This was released in 1990 by Straight/Enigma Retro.

Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged (1996) {Columbia}

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Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged (1996) {Columbia}

Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged (1996) {Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with LOG | scans | 467 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: alternative rock, acoustic grunge

MTV Unplugged is the 1996 live album by Seattle grunge rock band Alice In Chains. This was released on Columbia Records.

McCoy Tyner - Giant Steps: Live In Warsaw (1993)

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McCoy Tyner - Giant Steps: Live In Warsaw (1993)

McCoy Tyner - Giant Steps: Live In Warsaw (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers included
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Point Productions ‎(2621542)

This hour-long concert album offers a chance to hear McCoy Tyner in a rare solo performance. His playing is fast and daring, as the ideas tumble one after another in his improvisations, whether he is addressing an original like "Suddenly," an old favorite written by his old boss John Coltrane, "Giant Steps," or a ballad standard like "Darn That Dream." A virtual retrospective on a long career by a still-vital artist, Live in Warsaw offers the listener an opportunity to hear Tyner's mature reflections on the music of his past and present in an unfettered context.

A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez: Missa de Beata Virgine; Motets a la Vierge (1996)

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A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez: Missa de Beata Virgine; Motets a la Vierge (1996)

A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez: Missa de Beata Virgine; Motets a la Vierge (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 264 Mb | Total time: 59'14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis | E 8560 | Recorded: 1995

The vocal ensemble A Sei Voci is based in the French city of Sablé-sur-Sarthe and was founded in 1977. The name, naturally, is so given as the group uniformly consists of six regular member voices, although other singers and instrumentalists are added as each project they undertake may require. A Sei Voci was founded with the purpose of recovering vocal works from the Baroque and Renaissance periods that were not yet revived or otherwise known to the public.

Prince and The New Power Generation - Love Symbol (1992)

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Prince and The New Power Generation - Love Symbol (1992)

Prince and The New Power Generation - Love Symbol (1992)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop/Rock, Hip Hop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 01:14:54 | 704,46 Mb
Label: Paisley Park Records/Warner Bros. Records (USA) | Cat.# 9 45037-2 | Released: 1992-10-13

The untitled 14th studio album by American recording artist Prince, and second (and final) to feature his backing band The New Power Generation, was released on October 13, 1992 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records. The title of the album is an unpronounceable symbol as depicted in its cover art, which Prince adopted as his stage name in 1993. As the symbol was copyrighted under the title "Love Symbol #2", the album is commonly referred to as the Love Symbol Album, Symbol Album, or simply Symbol. The album contains elements of musical styles including funk, R&B, hip hop, jazz, reggae, and synthpop. The album was originally conceived as a "fantasy rock soap opera" with various spoken segues throughout. It has sold over five million copies worldwide.

Winard Harper - Trap Dancer (1998)

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Winard Harper - Trap Dancer (1998)

Winard Harper - Trap Dancer (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Savant, SCD 2013 | ~ 348 or 137 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Hard Bop, Post-Bop

Drummer Winard Harper leads a fine hard bop quintet on Trap Dancer, which consists of five standards and a variety of obscure originals, including one song apiece from Gary Bartz and Jimmy Heath. Trumpeter Patrick Rickman, tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen, and pianist George Cables take consistently worthwhile solos, and although there are a couple brief percussion pieces ("Oamara" and "Allahu Akbra"), Harper does not feature himself all that much except in support of the lead voices…

Joe Zawinul - My People (1996) {Escapade}

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Joe Zawinul - My People (1996) {Escapade}

Joe Zawinul - My People (1996) {Escapade}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 358MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

If one must indulge in categories, My People, featuring the Zawinul Syndicate and a United Nations coterie of guests, probably belongs on the vast world music shelf, the links to so-called jazz now so tenuous as to be nearly, but not quite, invisible. On the percolating "Slivovitz Trail," "Orient Express," "Many Churches," and the Caribbean-tinged cleverly titled "In an Island Way," the music does suggest earlier versions of the Syndicate, and Joe Zawinul's nostalgic evocations of Wayne Shorter on the Korg Pepe reach back even further. Otherwise, Zawinul is looking entirely toward ethnic cultures for musical sustenance. The musical structures are linear, the rhythms full of intricacies welded to Zawinul's love affair with the groove, the synthesizer textures usually sparer than ever.

James Brown - Soul Syndrome + (1980) [1991, Expanded Reissue]

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James Brown - Soul Syndrome + (1980) [1991, Expanded Reissue]

James Brown - Soul Syndrome + (1980) [1991, Expanded Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk | XLD Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:09:34 | 449,94 Mb
Label: EMI (Australia) | Cat.# 7977022 | Released: 1991-08-27 (1980)

"Soul Syndrome" is the 50th studio album by American musician James Brown. The album was released in 1980, by TK Records. By 1980 James Brown was slightly adrift. His 1979 album, The Original Disco Man, failed to light a commercial fire, and its follow-up, People, seemed to fly into the cut-out bins. Brown cut his losses and left Polydor his home for over a decade for one album for Henry Stone's T.K. While this doesn't have Brown bubbling over with innovation, he still provided a more substantial alternative to disco.

Jürgen Demmle, Markus Tillier, Peter Grabinger - Beethoven, Ries: Clarinet Trios (1998)

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Jürgen Demmle, Markus Tillier, Peter Grabinger - Beethoven, Ries: Clarinet Trios (1998)

Jürgen Demmle, Markus Tillier, Peter Grabinger - Beethoven, Ries: Clarinet Trios (1998)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 274 MB | 01:02:17
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8 553389

This CD is one of the hidden gems in the huge Naxos catalogue; three German musicians displaying consummate skill in a less well-known Beethoven work and the equally attractive Ries piece. Ries deserves the attention in my opinion as, although often described as a mere epignone of Beethoven, he is clearly his own man! Of course he was influenced by Beethoven, having served as Beethoven's factotum for some years, but Ries often has something interesting to say in his music. Ries' Op.28 is a lovely clarinet trio lasting 23 minutes, wonderfully played by Jurgen Demmler (clarinet), Markus Tillier (cello), and Peter Grabinger.