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Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

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Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Candid | # CCD 79015 | Time: 00:39:13

Reissued several times since it originally came out on a Candid LP, this is one of Abbey Lincoln's greatest recordings. It is a testament to the credibility of her very honest music (and her talents) that Lincoln's sidemen on this date include the immortal tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (who takes a memorable solo on "Blue Monk"), Eric Dolphy on flute and alto, trumpeter Booker Little (whose melancholy tone is very important in the ensembles), pianist Mal Waldron, and drummer Max Roach. Highpoints include "When Malindy Sings," "Blue Monk," Billie Holiday's "Left Alone," and "African Lady".

The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)

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The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)

The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)
Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
Lowell Fulson, Johnnie Johnson, Taj Mahal, Ted Harvey, Carey Bell, Stephen Stills

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-83148-2 | Time: 00:55:53

Jimmy Rogers was very much a musician's musician – the kind of guitarist that earned accolades from contemporaries and successors alike – yet one who never wins a wide, mainstream audience. Blues Blues Blues was designed as the album that would find Rogers a larger audience, and as such, it has all the bells and whistles of a big-deal blues album. It has the classics ("Trouble No More," "Bright Lights, Big City," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Don't Start Me to Talkin'"), remakes of Rogers standards ("Ludella," "That's All Right"), cult covers (Muddy Waters' "Blow Wind Blow," which kicks off the album on just the right note) and an astounding number of guest appearances, including cameos from (get ready): Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, Lowell Fulson, Johnnie Johnson, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Ted Harvey, Carey Bell, Stephen Stills, and Jeff Healey.

Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Metamorphoses Fidei (2006)

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Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Metamorphoses Fidei (2006)

Metamorphoses Fidei (Metamorfosis De La Fe - Métamorphoses De La Foi) (2006)
Jordi Savall, Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Vocal, Choral | Label: Alia Vox | # AV 9849 | 01:12:14

This disc of Iberian and Latin American Renaissance music is a reissue cleverly disguised as a new release. It compiles music from several recordings by Catalonian visionary Jordi Savall, his luminous-voiced collaborator Montserrat Figueras, and his Hesperion XXI and Capella Reial de Catalunya ensembles, dressing them up with a new set of rather philosophical booklet notes on themes of change, of intercultural tolerance, and of the evolving nature of Christianity in the Iberian realm and in New Spain. Some might call this a cynical ploy, but actually Savall has always been moving in a circle, so to speak, spiraling inward toward a deeper musical understanding of the historical themes touched on here: the lingering effects of the legacy of medieval Iberia and its "mestissage" or mixture of cultures, the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles (Carlos) V (did you know that he was both the first monarch to be called "His Majesty" and the first to be honored with the claim that the "sun never set" on his empire?), and the relationships between cultivated and popular styles, both in Iberia and the New World.

Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis - Kooper Session: Super Session Vol. II (1969) Japanese Mini-LP Limited Edition 2003

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Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis - Kooper Session: Super Session Vol. II (1969) Japanese Mini-LP Limited Edition 2003

Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis - Kooper Session: Super Session Vol. II (1969)
Japanese Mini-LP Limited Edition Reissue 2003

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | 00:41:02
Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Sony Records Int'l | # MHCP 13

Kooper Session is the second-in-line of the Super Session albums featuring singer-songwriter Al Kooper. Joining Kooper in the guitar slot is 15-year-old phenomenon Shuggie Otis, son of legendary rhythm and blues pioneer Johnny Otis. Divided into two halves, "The Songs" (a quartet of arranged gospel and rhythm and blues tracks) and "The Blues" (a trio of improvised blues tracks), the album, like Super Session before it, was quickly recorded and featured short, succinct tracks ("Double or Nothing", "One Room Country Shack") and fluid, drawn out jams highlighting the talents of the artists ("12:15 Slow Goonbash Blues", "Bury My Body").

Tom Jones - Live at Caesars Palace (1971) Remastered 1998

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Tom Jones - Live at Caesars Palace (1971) Remastered 1998

Tom Jones - Live at Caesars Palace (1971) Remastered 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:48
AM Pop, Vocal Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock | Label: Varèse Vintage | # VSD-5898

For many acts, the casino circuit is the kiss of death creatively, but in the case of Tom Jones the exact opposite is true – amidst the neon lights, craps tables, and slot machines, he's at the top of his game, feeding on the energy and excitement to command the stage with a power and eroticism that are virtually unmatched. Recorded in Las Vegas in the spring of 1971, Live at Caesar's Palace – his tenth and final gold record – captures Jones at his bawdy best, offering a compelling mix of hits and covers while still managing to make time with the ladies between songs; riding high on the recent success of "She's a Lady," he also samples smashes like "It's Not Unusual" and "Delilah" in addition to a vast range of material spanning from "Soul Man" to "Bridge Over Troubled Water" to "My Way." The between-song stage patter is priceless as well – for fans, this is an essential set.

Christina Aguilera - Liberation (2018) {Japanese Edition}

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Christina Aguilera - Liberation (2018) {Japanese Edition}

Christina Aguilera - Liberation (2018) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 365 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 159 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop | RCA / Sony Music Labels #SICP-5786

Liberation arrives in 2018, six years after Lotus, by far the longest stretch of time between Christina Aguilera albums. During that hiatus Aguilera wasn't exactly in hibernation but she wasn't prominent, taking a couple of seasons off from the televised singing competition The Voice to raise a child and spending as much time onscreen as she did on-stage when she re-emerged in the middle of the 2010s. Aguilera may have been omnipresent in showbiz but she was largely absent from the pop charts. Save a handful of duets – "Moves Like Jagger," which appeared in 2011 in the first flush of The Voice's success; "Feel This Moment," a 2013 Pitbull hit; "Say Something," a 2013 Great Big World single featuring Christina on vocals – Aguilera hadn't reached the American Top Ten since 2008's "Keeps Gettin' Better," fanbait added to her hits collection of the same name.

Katy Perry - Witness (2017) {Japanese Deluxe Edition}

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Katy Perry - Witness (2017) {Japanese Deluxe Edition}

Katy Perry - Witness (2017) {Japanese Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 452 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans ~ 303 Mb | 01:05:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Dance | Capitol Records / Universal Music Japan #UICC-90006

Katy Perry achieved maturation with Prism, the 2013 album anchored on the self-empowerment anthem "Roar" and the club smash "Dark Horse." Considering how "Roar" scored the closing stages of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, it would've seemed like a logical move for Perry to build upon its adult alternative affirmation but she's instead chosen to use "Dark Horse" as a blueprint for Witness, the long-awaited 2017 successor to Prism. Perhaps Perry shifted her approach after "Rise," the "Roar"-alike written for the 2016 Olympics that she also performed at that year's Democratic National Convention, failed to crack the Top Ten, perhaps she always planned to construct this album with electronic beats and synths, but Witness is so slick with synths it seems slippery.

Toni Braxton - Playlist: The Very Best Of Toni Braxton (2008)

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Toni Braxton - Playlist: The Very Best Of Toni Braxton (2008)

Toni Braxton - Playlist: The Very Best Of Toni Braxton (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 458 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Scans Included | 01:01:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Pop | LaFace Records / Arista / Legacy #88697 27541 2

"Playlist: The Very Best of Toni Braxton" is the fourth greatest hits compilation released by Braxton, following "The Essential Toni Braxton, in 2007. The album was released on October 28, 2008, by Legacy Recordings, being part of Sony BMG's Playlist series. The tracklist contains Braxton most successful singles, with a few different tracks, such as "A Better Man" from her fourth studio album, "More Than a Woman" (2002), "Maybe", a single from "The Heat" and an Hex Hector remix for "Spanish Guitar". Enhanced section includes the interactive digital booklet with liner notes, photos and more.

Melissa Etheridge - Fearless Love (2010) {Deluxe Edition}

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Melissa Etheridge - Fearless Love (2010) {Deluxe Edition}

Melissa Etheridge - Fearless Love (2010) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 494 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 174 Mb
Full Scans | 01:06:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Island Records #B0014308-02

2010 album from the best-selling singer/songwriter. The album was produced by John Shanks, whose first producer credit was Etheridge's Breakdown, her four-time Grammy-nominated album of 1999. Fearless Love expands on the multiple strengths that have made Etheridge one of the most beloved figures in Rock. It follows The Awakening, her revealing album of 2007, with a rousing tone at once tough and tender, as only she can be. It is that force of presence which has earned her, among other accolades, the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song, and two Grammy Awards.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road (1976) {2001, 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road (1976) {2001, 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road (1976) {2001, 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 1,07 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 362 Mb
Full Scans ~ 176 Mb | 01:12:42 + 01:17:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock | MCA Records #D242727

Double live albums were commonplace during the '70s, even for bands that weren't particularly good in concert. As a travelin' band, Lynyrd Skynyrd made their fame and fortune by being good in concert, so it made sense that they released a double-live, entitled One More from the Road, in 1976, months after the release of their fourth album, Gimme Back My Bullets. That might have been rather quick for a live album – only three years separated this record from the group's debut – but it was enthusiastically embraced, entering the Top Ten (it would become one of their best-selling albums, as well). It's easy to see why it was welcomed, since this album demonstrates what a phenomenal catalog of songs Skynyrd accumulated.

Beck, Bogert & Appice - Beck, Bogert & Appice (1973) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

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Beck, Bogert & Appice - Beck, Bogert & Appice (1973) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

Beck, Bogert & Appice - Beck, Bogert & Appice (1973) {1991, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 268 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Full Scans | 00:37:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Epic / Sony Records #ESCA 5227

Beck, Bogert & Appice is the eponymous debut album by the 1970s band Beck, Bogert & Appice. They were a supergroup and power trio, with the line up of guitarist Jeff Beck (who had already been a member of The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group), bassist Tim Bogert, and drummer Carmine Appice (both formerly members of Vanilla Fudge and Cactus). The album had solid sales in 1973. One of the most notable tracks is Beck's version of the famous song of Stevie Wonder's and his creation: "Superstition". This was the band's only studio album, as Beck left the band without warning during the recording of their second album, forcing a sudden dissolution in 1974.

Albert Hammond - The Very Best Of Albert Hammond (1988)

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Albert Hammond - The Very Best Of Albert Hammond (1988)

Albert Hammond - The Very Best of Albert Hammond (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 348 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 149 Mb
Full Scans | 00:52:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock | CBS Records #CBS 4631852

Albert Hammond is one of the more successful pop/rock songwriters to come out of England during the 1960s and 1970s, and has also enjoyed a long career as a recording artist, his work popular in two languages on three continents across four decades. Hammond was born in London in 1944 – his family actually came from the British colony on Gibraltar, but wartime considerations caused his mother to be evacuated to London, where she gave birth. He spent his childhood and youth on Gibraltar, where he became fluent in both English and Spanish – that bilingual ability would serve him well in his later career. His family lived modestly on his father's fireman's pay, and one of his early diversions was music – he sang in church and became head choir boy. He also became interested in popular music, sang for his own enjoyment, and also took up the guitar.

Howlin' Wolf - Evil (2009) 2CD Set

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Howlin' Wolf - Evil (2009) 2CD Set

Howlin' Wolf - Evil (2009) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 524 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 213 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD300 | Time: 01:33:03

A comprehensive collection of Wolf's early years. The songs on this set dating from 1951-1958, sum up the first half of Wolf's recording career with Chess Records, a period when he sung mostly self-penned compositions. The lead track 'Smokestack Lightnin'' is probably the most covered, being recorded by the Animals and Yardbirds among others. All tracks have been digitally remastered for optimum sound quality.

Jeff Larson - Swimming In The Make Believe (2006)

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Jeff Larson - Swimming In The Make Believe (2006)

Jeff Larson - Swimming In The Make Believe (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: NCompass Music | # NN 07 0522 | Time: 00:40:43

Third in a series that began with Fragile Sunrise (2002) followed by Sepia (2004). Guests Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (America), Robert Lamm (Chicago), Jeffrey Foskett and Randell Kirsch. Produced by Hank Linderman. Sunny-breezy-roots-pop!

10,000 Maniacs - Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure & Unknown Recordings (2004) 2CDs

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10,000 Maniacs - Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure & Unknown Recordings (2004) 2CDs

10,000 Maniacs - Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure & Unknown Recordings (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 756 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 262 Mb | Scans ~ 303 Mb | Time: 01:54:06
Adult Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop, Folk-Rock | Label: Elektra/Rhino | # 8122-73900-2

Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings is a 2004 compilation album by 10,000 Maniacs featuring their biggest hits, b-sides and unknown recordings from the Natalie Merchant era.