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Arlo Guthrie - Outlasting the Blues & Power of Love (2000)

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Arlo Guthrie - Outlasting the Blues & Power of Love (2000)

Arlo Guthrie - Outlasting the Blues & Power of Love (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 436 MB
1:12:08 | Full Scans- 60 MB | Folk Rock, Country, Talking Blues | Label: Koch Records

Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer-songwriter. He is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice, and storytelling while performing songs, following the tradition of his father Woody Guthrie. Guthrie's best-known work is his debut piece, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in length that has since become a Thanksgiving anthem. His only top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans". His song "Massachusetts" was named the official folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. Guthrie has also made several acting appearances. He is the father of four children, who have also had careers as musicians. Arlo Guthrie's final two albums for Warner Brothers – Outlasting the Blues (1979) and Power of Love (1981) – were combined on a single compact disc by Koch in 2000.

Steve Hackett - Cured (1981) [Non-remastered, Reissue 1989]

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Steve Hackett - Cured (1981) [Non-remastered, Reissue 1989]

Steve Hackett - Cured (1981) [Non-remastered, Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 184 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 80 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin (CDSCD 4021)

Although Steve Hackett had made several albums under his own name since his departure from Genesis, 1981's Cured was the closest thing yet to a true solo Hackett album. Having disbanded the group with whom he's recorded two successful solo albums - Spectral Mornings and Defector - Steve retained only keyboard player Nick Magnus to help out on this effort. Magnus played keyboards, Hackett handled guitar and bass, and the drums were provided by a drum machine. But the most noticeable change was in the vocals. Previous albums had featured the occasional vocal excursion by the guitarist, but Cure was the first album on which Hackett handled all the lead vocals himself. Combined with the revamped musical backing and a more straightforward songwriting style, the new sound threw some Hackett devotees for a loop…

Sarah Vaughan and The Count Basie Orchestra - Send In The Clowns (1981) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Re-up)

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Sarah Vaughan and The Count Basie Orchestra - Send In The Clowns (1981) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Re-up)

Sarah Vaughan and The Count Basie Orchestra - Send In The Clowns (1981) [Japanese Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICJ-41582)

Sarah Vaughan is accompanied by her regular rhythm section of the early '80s (with pianist George Gaffney, bassist Andy Simpkins, and drummer Harold Jones), guitarist Freddie Green, and the Count Basie horn sections on this enjoyable date. The arrangements by Sammy Nestico and Allyn Ferguson unfortunately do not leave much room for any of the Basie sidemen to solo, but Sassy is in superb form. She is at her best on "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues," a remake of "If You Could See Me Now," and a rapid "When Your Lover Has Gone," although some listeners may enjoy her overly dramatic rendition of "Send in the Clowns."

Sarah Vaughan - Songs Of The Beatles (1981/1990)

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Sarah Vaughan - Songs Of The Beatles (1981/1990)

Sarah Vaughan - Songs Of The Beatles (1981/1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 249 MB
44:20 | Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Atlantic

Out of print in the U.S.! Originally released in 1981, Songs of the Beatles finds the esteemed Jazz diva dipping into the Fab Four's back catalog and adding her own unique stamp to these already classic songs. Most Rock artists who have attempted to cover Beatles tunes have failed miserably at capturing the magic of the originals, yet there are some Jazz artists, like Vaughan, are able to practically reinvent the song and add a new musical spin to the proceedings. Of the 13 tracks, Sarah reinterprets 12 Lennon & McCartney-penned gems plus her amazing version of George Harrison's 'Something'. Other tracks include 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Blackbird', 'You Never Give Me Your Money', 'Get Back' and 'Fool on the Hill'.

Dave Mason - The Best Of Dave Mason (1981)

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Dave Mason - The Best Of Dave Mason (1981)

Dave Mason - The Best Of Dave Mason (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1986 | CBS Columbia, CK 37089 | ~ 305 or 104 Mb | Scans Included
Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Blues Rock

The 1981 Columbia compilation album The Best Of Dave Mason was a ten-track disc that included the four Mason singles which had hit the upper half of the charts in 1977 and '78–"So High (Rock Me Baby And Roll Me Away)," "We Just Disagree," "Let It Go, Let It Flow," and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"–plus some of Mason's better known album cuts from his Columbia albums and live versions of his older hits "Only You Know And I Know" and "Feelin' Alright?"…

Barbara Hendricks, Katia & Marielle Labèque - Gershwin Songs (1981)

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Barbara Hendricks, Katia & Marielle Labèque - Gershwin Songs (1981)

Barbara Hendricks, Katia & Marielle Labeque - Gershwin Songs (1981)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 165 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Philips (416 469-2)

The best of that rather extraordinary body of music written, often hurriedly, to meet the ephemeral needs of the American entertainment industry between the two world wars has proved durable beyond all expectation. Each of the songs on the present recording is characterised by melodic originality of a most personal kind. George Gershwin’s idiom was tinged from the beginning with jazz and the blues, and this had an effect on his rhythm and harmony, both of which still possess much piquancy.
In most cases the lyrics are by the composer’s brother, Ira, and they are almost equally accomplished, matching the extremely varied moods of the music well…

Fania All Stars - Social Change (1981) [Reissue 1991]

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Fania All Stars - Social Change (1981) [Reissue 1991]

Fania All Stars - Social Change (1981) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 183 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 82 MB | Covers - 37 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Third (third 33303)

Fania All-Stars studio releases never quite catch the excitement of their live concerts recordings. This 1981 release has the in-the-pocket grooves these professionals can deliver, but never quite clicks. Using a sax as the lead on "Samba Pa Ti" was a great idea; sadly, the sour tone undermines the way the soloing should change from lyrical delicacy to slow burn.
The tenor sax player throughout is Gato Barbieri. His muscular sax work is excellent throughout.

Bill Evans - You Must Believe In Spring (Remastered 2022) (1981/2022)

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Bill Evans - You Must Believe In Spring (Remastered 2022) (1981/2022)

Bill Evans - You Must Believe In Spring (Remastered 2022) (1981/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 280 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 MB
58:10 | Jazz, Post Bop | Label: Craft Recordings

Newly mastered edition of jazz pianist Bill Evans' seventieth studio album, You Must Believe In Spring, his final recording session with bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Eliot Zigmund. You Must Believe in Spring Review by Scott Yanow
This well-rounded set (released posthumously) features the highly influential pianist Bill Evans in a set of typically sensitive trio performances. With his longtime bassist Eddie Gomez and his drummer of the period, Eliot Zigmund, Evans explores such songs as "We Will Meet Again," Jimmy Rowles's classic "The Peacocks" and the "Theme from M*A*S*H." It's a solid example of the great pianist's artistry.

Delbert McClinton - 'The Jealous Kind' (1980) + 'Plain' From The Heart' (1981) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

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Delbert McClinton - 'The Jealous Kind' (1980) + 'Plain' From The Heart' (1981)  2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

Delbert McClinton - 'The Jealous Kind' (1980) + 'Plain' From The Heart' (1981)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 490 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb | 01:16:36
Blues-Rock, Roots Rock, Country-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, R&B | Label: Raven | # RVCD-114

This two-fer from the Australian Raven label is a part of a series of Delbert McClinton reissues. All of them come with new liner notes, session photos, and bonus tracks. These two albums, from 1980 and 1981, respectively, represent a renaissance for McClinton of sorts. While he never had a fallow period creatively, The Jealous Kind allowed him a renewed commercial viability even if it was short-lived. Both records were issued by the Muscle Shoals Sound imprint of Capitol Records and were produced by Barry Beckett with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section and horns. While the first disc is centered around diversity in its song choices – by everyone from Larry Henley to Bobby Charles to Van Morrison to Al Green to Jerry Williams – and took radical approaches to reinterpreting the material through soul, blues, funk, rock, and country, the latter chose hard-driving Southern-fried funk and R&B and a relatively close-to-the-vest approach in terms of material – most notably covers of "In the Midnight Hour" and Naomi Neville's "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)".

Stephane Grappelli - At The Winery (1981)

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Stephane Grappelli - At The Winery (1981)

Stephane Grappelli - At The Winery (1981)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4139)

Violinist Stephane Grappelli plays his usual repertoire (standards ranging from Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" to "Chicago" and the Reinhardt-associated piece "Minor Swing") in a quartet with the guitars of John Etheridge and Martin Taylor and bassist Jack Sewing. The music, although a bit predictable, is enjoyable, for Grappelli has never lost his enthusiasm for playing swinging jazz. He performs "Let's Fall in Love" and "Love for Sale" as if he had just discovered those songs.

McCoy Tyner - La Leyenda De La Hora (The Legend Of The Hour) (1981) [Reissue 1998]

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McCoy Tyner - La Leyenda De La Hora (The Legend Of The Hour) (1981) [Reissue 1998]

McCoy Tyner - La Leyenda De La Hora (The Legend Of The Hour) (1981) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 208 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Koch Jazz (KOC-CD-7866)

There are no weak McCoy Tyner albums and this relative obscurity is better than average. The great pianist is heard with an all-star nonet that includes Hubert Laws on flute, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, altoist Paquito d'Rivera, Chico Freeman on tenor, and trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, plus a seven-piece string section. The music (five Tyner originals) is highly rhythmic and generally quite stimulating. A strong effort.

Girls At Our Best! - Pleasure (Deluxe Edition) (1981/2022)

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Girls At Our Best! - Pleasure (Deluxe Edition) (1981/2022)

Girls At Our Best! - Pleasure (Deluxe Edition) (1981/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.07 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 406 MB
2:54:59 | Rock, New Wave | Label: Cherry Red

Deluxe re-issue of Girls At Our Best!’s seminal Post Punk album ‘Pleasure’. Including additional A and B sides of their singles, two unissued 1981 live concerts. Plus legendary 1981 BBC sessions for John Peel and Richard Skinner and a 1981 interview. And a previously unreleased 1978 demo ‘Atribute’ by James Alan and Judy Evans’ band The Butterflies who metamorphosised into Girls At Our Best! plus ‘Boys At Our Best’, a demo from their final recording session.
Girls At Our Best! were one of the greatest and most influential bands to emerge in the early 1980s as part of a new wave of independent acts. DJ John Peel championed them, playing their singles repeatedly and inviting them to record a session for his programme.

Cedar Walton - The Maestro (1981) [Reissue 2000]

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Cedar Walton - The Maestro (1981) [Reissue 2000]

Cedar Walton - The Maestro (1981) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 89 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: 32 Jazz (32197)

The most notable aspect to this fine effort by the 1980 Cedar Walton Trio (which is comprised of the pianist-leader, tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, bassist David Williams and drummer Billy Higgins) is that Abbey Lincoln takes vocals on four of the eight selections. Lincoln (who is in top form) introduces two of her songs ("Not in Love" and "Castles") and also interprets "In a Sentimental Mood" and Walton's tribute to Duke Ellington "The Maestro." Otherwise Walton's group plays a couple of common Thelonious Monk tunes, Jobim's "Sabia" and "On the Trail." A well-rounded and easily recommended set of advanced straightahead jazz.

VA - Now Yearbook '81 (2022)

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VA - Now Yearbook '81 (2022)

VA - Now Yearbook '81 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.02 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 713 MB
5:08:40 | Vocal, Synth-pop, Soundtrack, Soul, Reggae-Pop, Power Pop, Pop Rock, Pop Punk, New Wave, Arena Rock
Label: Now Music / Sony

NOW Music is proud to present the newest addition to the ‘Yearbook’ series: NOW – Yearbook 1981. 4 CDs of 85 tracks that defined the charts in 1981. This special edition CD is housed in ‘hard-back book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet with a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork, and as a standard 4-CD package. Kicking off with legendary No. 1s from Queen and David Bowie (‘Under Pressure’), The Police (‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’), and The Specials (‘Ghost Town’), disc 1 is packed with classics that represent the influx of new artists that dominated the year, and would set the pop and fashion agenda for the next few years… with songs which sound as fresh and vital today as they did in 1981, from Ultravox, Visage, Duran Duran, Japan, the No. 1 ‘Tainted Love’ from Soft Cell, and the year’s biggest selling single (and Xmas No. 1) ‘Don’t You Want Me’ from The Human League. Adam & The Ants make three appearances on this Yearbook and actually had 5 huge hits this year, Toyah and Kim Wilde made huge chart debuts with ‘It’s A Mystery’ and ‘Kids In America’, and chart regulars Blondie, ABBA and Olivia Newton-John enjoyed continued success with massive singles. Shakin’ Stevens had two No. 1’s (both present here), and Madness produced a classic cover of ‘It Must Be Love’. Disc One closes with two more No. 1’s from soul legends Smokey Robinson with ‘Being With You’ and Michael Jackson, who enjoyed his first UK No. 1 with ‘One Day In Your Life’ a re-discovered track from his Motown recordings.

Elton John - The Fox (1981)

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Elton John - The Fox (1981)

Elton John - The Fox (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1989 | Rocket Records, 800 063-2 | ~ 275 or 108 Mb | Scans(png) -> 51 Mb
Pop Rock / Classic Rock

The early '80s were not a particularly focused time in Elton John's career. The Fox (1981) is a reflection of the tentative regrouping that began on his previous effort, 21 at 33 (1979). In fact, a third of the material was left over from the same August 1979 sessions. This results in dithering musical styles and ultimately yields an uneven and at times somewhat dated sound…