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Etta James - Blues To The Bone (2004)

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Etta James - Blues To The Bone (2004)

Etta James - Blues To The Bone (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: RCA Victor/BMG | # 82876-60644-2 | 00:47:58

Blues to the Bone is a 2004 album by Etta James. The album contains a selection of twelve blues standards which are among her favourites. The album was given a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Traditional Blues Album.

Sixty Nine - Circle Of The Crayfish (1972) {2008, Reissue}

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Sixty Nine - Circle Of The Crayfish (1972) {2008, Reissue}

Sixty Nine - Circle Of The Crayfish (1972) {2008, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Krautrock, Progressive Rock | James & Smith Records #5222

SIXTY-NINE is a little known German progressive rock duo formed in 1969 by Armin Stöwe (organ, piano, synthesizer, guitar, vocals) and Roland Schupp (drums, percussion, gongs). SIXTY-NINE gained significant popularity as a live act and consequently had the opportunity to play, often as an opening act, at a variety of rock festivals with the likes of popular bands such as GOLDEN EARRING, AMON DÜÜL II, UFO, BEGGAR'S OPERA, PETE YORK, WEST BRUCE & LAING, BIRTH CONTROL, JUD'S GALLERY, AGITATION FREE, FRUMPY, and GURU GURU.

The Good, The Bad & The Queen - The Good, The Bad & The Queen (2007)

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The Good, The Bad & The Queen - The Good, The Bad & The Queen (2007)

The Good, The Bad & The Queen - The Good, The Bad & The Queen (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included
Label: Honest Jon's / Parlophone | # 373 0672 / 0946 3 73067 2 7
Alternative/Indie Rock, Art Rock | Time: 00:42:58

To open this oddball supergroup's debut, Paul Simonon hints at "Guns of Brixton," and when Tony Allen's flex rhythms come in, there's a shadow of Fela Kuti, too. Then Damon Albarn's slow grit of a voice enters–framed by Simon Tong's flecked guitar. And collectively, The Good, the Bad, & the Queen is quickly sui generis, adamantly different than anything you think you've heard. A band with this much power has at least two options: to cut loose raucously or to mute their overt power for a more covert, dub-inflected atmospheric potency. Smartly, Albarn and his crew opt for the half-light of elastic bass lines, the clouds between the parentheses of drums–the covert. It's not until "Kingdom of Doom," the erstwhile 'single' of the album, that motion expands beyond the languorous. And even then, Tony Allen largely sits out. You get the full flush of Simonon and Allen on "Three Changes" shuffling time even while holding the tempo to a dubbish gait. It's not Blur, the Clash, Fela, the Verve, or Gorillaz. It's more than just names on albums.

Moby Grape - Grape Jam (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Moby Grape - Grape Jam (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

Moby Grape - Grape Jam (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Sundazed Music | # SC 11192 | 01:09:29

Originally issued as a companion album to Moby Grape's sophomore set Wow in 1968, Grape Jam remains one of the more adventurous artifacts of late-'60s rock. As much as Wow demonstrated the San Francisco quintet's awesome scope and songcraft, this improvised studio set showed the band's chops. Months before the acclaimed Super Session, Grape Jam let contemporary pop musicians stretch, experiment and cook to their hearts' content. "Boysenberry Jam," "Black Currant Jam" (Al Kooper guests on piano) and the 14-minute "Marmalade" (Mike Bloomfield guests on piano) are juicy instrumental maneuvers, while "Never" is a tough vocal blues, and the effects-laden psychedelia of "The Lake" reminds you just what coast the band comes from.

Memphis Minnie - The Best Of Memphis Minnie (1933-1937) (2008)

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Memphis Minnie - The Best Of Memphis Minnie (1933-1937) (2008)

Memphis Minnie - The Best Of Memphis Minnie (1933-1937) (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia | # 88697301202 | Time: 00:59:20
Country Blues, Acoustic Memphis Blues

Memphis Minnie held her own in a genre famous for its casualties, and as a blues guitarist, few players in the 1920s could cut her, and that, coupled with Minnie's natural showmanship and a penchant for marrying her guitar duet partners (Casey Bill Weldon, Kansas Joe McCoy, Ernest Lawlars), makes her one of the most colorful figures in blues history. This set brings together key tracks that she recorded for Columbia Records between 1933 and 1937, but it's just a small part of this musician's prolific recording catalog (she also recorded for the Bluebird, OKeh, Vocalion, Regal, Checker, and JOB imprints during her four-decade career). The sound is good, though, which makes this a nice place to start.

Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969) {2001, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

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Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969) {2001, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969) {2001, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 931 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 447 Mb
Full Scans | 01:14:39 + 00:57:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Blues Rock | Polydor #314 549 529-2

Blind Faith's lone album is often considered vivid proof as to why superstar collaborations simply don't work, but that is a little unfair – in contrast to, say, Chess Records' various Super Blues releases, which stuck top musicians such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf together in awkward combos that they didn't really want to be part of, the guys in Blind Faith really were trying to work together on a long-term basis, and had an affinity for each other's work; the group just never had the time to evolve properly. And in retrospect, the album does have something to offer, including two songs that are touchstones of classic late-'60s rock: "Can't Find My Way Home" and "Presence of the Lord," not to mention the bracing "Sea of Joy."

Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums 1973-1977) (2008) 4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LPs

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Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums 1973-1977) (2008) 4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LPs

Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums 1973-1977) (2008)
4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LP sleeve
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 820 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans ~ 170 Mb
Label: Captain Trip Records | # CTCDB-610/613 | Time: 02:35:37
Progressive Rock, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Free Jazz, Jazz-Rock

With the possible exception of Richard Pinhas' Heldon, Gilbert Artman's Lard Free was probably the premier French progressive group of the '70s. The prolific Heldon might win in terms of amount of material, but the three near-perfect albums by Lard Free (despite the truly wretched band name) probably have them beat in terms of overall quality. Although Artman, a drummer who also dabbles in synthesizers and piano, called Lard Free a group, he was the only constant member; all three albums have different lineups. 1973's Lard Free consists of relatively short pieces with prominent piano and saxophone parts, and as such is the most jazz-oriented of the three. The following year's I'm Around About Midnight consists of three long pieces with much more synthesizer; at times, it sounds almost like early (pre-ambient) Tangerine Dream, or perhaps Clear Light, the French collective Artman and the then-current lineup of Lard Free occasionally worked with around this time. 1977's Lard Free III, also known as Spirale Malax, is Artman's best work, a pair of side-long experiments that combine space music, jazz, and King Crimson-style heavy progressive rock better than many groups (including King Crimson) could ever hope to manage.

VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD

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VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD

VA - From Latin… To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 683 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Samba Jazz, Bossa Nova | Time: 04:47:09

This is series of seriously intoxicating Latin and American Bossa-Samba-Jazz sounds! It all began in the '50s when composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, inspired by West Coast Jazz, helped to form a new music that blended together gentle Brazilian Samba rhythms and melodies with cool-toned improvising. These compilations contain the results of Jobim's influential musical experiment, as they feature a myriad of artists serving up a cocktail blend of rare original Brazilian and American Bossa Nova and Jazz from the 60's. Each volume comes complete with a different sexy vixen on each of the covers…and we do mean SEXY! Includes 80 tracks featuring classic performances by Les McCann, Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader, The Champs, Lalo Schifrin, Nina Simone, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison, Candido, Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and many more.

Chris Rea - Stony Road (2002)

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Chris Rea - Stony Road (2002)

Chris Rea - Stony Road (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 149 Mb
Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Edel | # 0141922ERE | Time: 00:57:42

Originally released on Rea's own label in 2002 under the title Dancing Down The Stony Road, this was Rea's first album following a life-threatening illness that had forced him off the road for nearly two years. This bluesy album features 13 tracks including 'Changing Times', 'Burning Feet', 'Easy Rider' and many more.

Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) {2001, Remastered, Expanded Edition}

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Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) {2001, Remastered, Expanded Edition}

Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) {2001, Remastered, Expanded Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 476 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 199 Mb
Full Scans | 00:36:47 + 00:35:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pub Rock, New Wave, British Punk, Rock & Roll | Edsel Records / Demon Music #MANUS 101

My Aim Is True is the debut album by English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. In 1977 Rolling Stone magazine named the album one of the best of the year. In 2003, the TV network VH1 named My Aim Is True the 80th greatest album of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 168 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2004, it was ranked 37 of the top 100 albums of the 1970s by Pitchfork which reported the album to be "held by many as the most impressive debut in pop music history." In 2007, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Musica Intima - Veljo Tormis: Forgotten Peoples (2006)

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Musica Intima - Veljo Tormis: Forgotten Peoples (2006)

Musica Intima - Veljo Tormis: Forgotten Peoples (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: ATMA Classique | # ACD2 2354 | Time: 00:59:56

Veljo Tormis, born in Kuusalu near Tallinn in 1930, is considered by Estonians to be one of their most important composers of the 20th century. He has preserved the song heritage of peoples in the region between Estonia and Finland, peoples whose languages and songs have all but disappeared. The context for his work is the strong choral tradition and the history of Estonia (ancient and contemporary). Recently, its appeal has reached far beyond the Baltics. Having studied organ and choral conducting, he turned to composition in 1950. Almost all of his choral works are based on ancient Estonian and other Finno-Ugric folksongs. Tormis has been hailed for his colourful, almost orchestral style of writing for voices.

Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You (1970) {2004, Reissue}

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Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You (1970) {2004, Reissue}

Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You (1970) {2004, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 493 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans ~ 132 Mb | 01:15:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock | Castle Music #CMQCD 869

Death Walks Behind You is the second studio album by British rock band Atomic Rooster. It was their first album to receive US release, albeit in a different sleeve. It is commonly thought of as the archetypal Atomic Rooster album, recorded by the 'classic' line-up of Vincent Crane, John Du Cann and Paul Hammond. It is certainly, critically and commercially, their most successful album and often hailed as a classic of the progressive rock genre. It also produced the hit single "Tomorrow Night" (UK #11), which became one of the band's best-known songs. The album's cover features the William Blake monotype Nebuchadnezzar.

VA - Good Morning Vietnam (2005) 3CD Box Set

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VA - Good Morning Vietnam (2005) 3CD Box Set

VA - Good Morning Vietnam (2005) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 450 Mb
Label: Disky | # CB 903449 | Time: 03:12:55 | Scans included
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic, R&B, Soul

This 3CD release with original artists and recordings is one of the Disky label's best-selling box sets. 54 Great tracks. Fleetwood Mac, Argent, Deep Purple, Ike & Tina Turner, The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, Edgar Winter, Donovan, Cher, The Band, The Animals, Isaac Hayes, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, Black Sabbath, Albert King, The Searchers and more, and more…

The Police - Outlandos D'Amour (1978) {2003, Remastered}

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The Police - Outlandos D'Amour (1978) {2003, Remastered}

The Police - Outlandos D'Amour (1978) {2003, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 278 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Wave, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock, Reggae | A&M Records #493 652-2

While their subsequent chart-topping albums would contain far more ambitious songwriting and musicianship, the Police's 1978 debut, Outlandos d'Amour (translation: Outlaws of Love) is by far their most direct and straightforward release. Although Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland were all superb instrumentalists with jazz backgrounds, it was much easier to get a record contract in late-'70s England if you were a punk/new wave artist, so the band decided to mask their instrumental prowess with a set of strong, adrenaline-charged rock, albeit with a reggae tinge. Some of it may have been simplistic ("Be My Girl-Sally," "Born in the '50s"), but Sting was already an ace songwriter, as evidenced by all-time classics like the good-girl-gone-bad tale of "Roxanne," and a pair of brokenhearted reggae-rock ditties, "Can't Stand Losing You" and "So Lonely."

Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (1971) {2005, Remastered}

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Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (1971) {2005, Remastered}

Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (1971) {2005, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 501 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 208 Mb
Full Scans ~ 179 Mb | 00:40:55 + 00:45:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Electric Blues | BGO Records #BGOCD694

Hooker 'n Heat is a double album released by blues legend John Lee Hooker and blues-rock band Canned Heat in early 1971. It was the last studio album to feature harmonica player, guitarist and songwriter Alan Wilson, who died in September 1970 from a drug overdose. The photo on the album cover was taken after Wilson's death, but his picture can be seen in a frame on the wall behind John Lee Hooker. Guitarist Henry Vestine was also missing from the photo session. The person standing in front of the window, filling in for Henry, is the band's manager, Skip Taylor. Careful examination of the photo reveals that Henry's face was later added by the art department. It was the first of Hooker's albums to chart, reaching number 78 in the Billboard charts.