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Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)

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Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 133 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 7708343-2 | Time: 00:51:46
Swamp Rock, Swamp Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Revered as one of the originators of swamp rock, Tony Joe White has recast a number of his classic songs on Deep Cuts, proving that time has no jurisdiction over funky. His signature groove, starting from his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie," is what he uses to paint a vivid picture of the world he experienced growing up, where poverty provided unity between otherwise divided races and bad-news women were sometimes too good to pass up. Tony Joe cut the tracks with his son Jody providing a rich palette of beats and loops, utilizing both digital and live drums, strings, organs, and the unmistakable timbre of his guitar. White's time-worn baritone is positively haunting, like a restless spirit conjured by the funk that was always the core of his music.

Snooks Eaglin - Teasin' You (1992)

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Snooks Eaglin - Teasin' You (1992)

Snooks Eaglin - Teasin' You (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
New Orleans Blues | Label: Black Top | # CD BT-1072 | Time: 00:47:59

The best of Eaglin's terrific series of Black Top efforts so far – song selection is absolutely unassailable (lots of savage New Orleans covers, from Lloyd Price and Professor Longhair to Willie Tee and Earl King), the band simmers and sizzles with spicy second-line fire (bassist George Porter, Jr. and drummer Herman Ernest III are a formidable pair indeed), and Eaglin's churchy, commanding vocals and blistering guitar work are nothing short of mind-boggling throughout the entire disc.

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

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Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003)
Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Scans ~ 127 Mb | Time: 01:00:01
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: Sony Records Int'l ‎ | # SICP 30463

The live attempts at recreating the seminal jam chemistry of Super Session were hit-and-miss affairs, and this one, previously unreleased, has its fair share of off-key and off-target tunes. The rhythm section is erratic, the repertoire–ranging from Simon & Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" to an Elvis-flavored "That's All Right Mama"–is a bit odd, and co-leader Al Kooper is competent but rarely inspired. Guitarist Michael Bloomfield, however, is uniformly brilliant and his graceful blues virtuosity is by itself well worth the price of admission. Bloomfield and the group are joined on B.B. King's "It's My Own Fault" by a then-unknown Johnny Winter and things get really interesting.

Isaac Hayes - New Horizon (1977) Expanded Remastered 2011

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Isaac Hayes - New Horizon (1977) Expanded Remastered 2011

Isaac Hayes - New Horizon (1977) Expanded Remastered 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Big Break | # CDBBR 0088 | Time: 01:02:08

Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of this 1977 album from the Soul great. New Horizon was largely considered a return to form for Hayes. In addition to changing labels, he brought his sound into the Disco era with mixes by the legendary Tom Moulton. 'Moonlight Lovin', the track that solidified the Disco audience's love for Ike, is featured here in the 10 minute original album version plus rare 16 minute long version as a bonus track. This true underground dance classic features Tom Moulton's mixing at it's very best. In addition, the album features a Disco update of the classic 'Stranger in Paradise', which made #16 on the Disco chart. The album reached #26 R&B and #78 Pop.

George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)

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George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)

George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: GRP | # 0602498843536 | 00:59:31

Recorded live at Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Ireland, in 2000, these ten tracks are pleasant re-workings of guitarist and vocalist George Benson's jazz-pop hits of the '70s. To his credit, Benson isn't just a human jukebox re-creating well-known songs and sidestepping any spontaneity that derives from a live performance. For instance, his band, which includes keyboardist Joe Sample, gets to stretch out a bit, showing off their improvisational skills on "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," and particularly on Sample's "Deeper Than You Think." Alongside his seven-member group, Benson employs the BBC Big Band and musicians from the Ulster Orchestra who provide a real lushness that enhances the music instead of utilizing the cheesy synthesizer strings that often marred some of his work in the '80s and '90s. Fans of Benson's early sessions for Columbia or A&M may not rush out to purchase this, but those who favor Breezin' will find some pleasant moments here.

dvsn - Working On My Karma (2022)

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dvsn - Working On My Karma (2022)

dvsn - Working On My Karma (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 402 mb | Front cover | 42:56 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 231 mb
R&B | Label: OVO Sound

Dvsn has officially announced their much-anticipated fourth album, Working On My Karma. The follow-up to 2020’s A Muse in Her Feelings will arrive on Oct. 28 via OVO Sound / Warner Records. The R&B duo (vocalist Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85) confirmed the title and its release date on Thursday morning. While the details on their upcoming album are still scarce, they did share an image of the cover art. It depicts a raging Daley, shot in a metallic and wearing a durag, with the hands of three women on his face. In an August profile with Rated R&B, super producer Jermaine Dupri described dvsn’s new album as “an honest space for a man.” He continued, “It’s a record that[speaks] to the challenges of a man — and Daniel being that one in particular.”

Pip Millett - When Everything Is Better, I'll Let You Know (2022)

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Pip Millett - When Everything Is Better, I'll Let You Know (2022)

Pip Millett - When Everything Is Better, I'll Let You Know (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 270 mb | Front cover | 37:55 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 110 mb
R&B | Label: Pip Millett Ltd under exclusive licence to Dream Life Records

Pip Millett has shared her excellent debut album ‘When Everything Is Better, I’ll Let You Know’ in full.
The highly creative London artist has been working on the project for some time, with elements of it going back years. A vastly personal document, the album holds together as a 17 track display of soulful vibrancy.
The use of interludes splits the record into four parts, a triptych that moves through neo-soul shades while emerging as something triumphant, and highly original.

Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)

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Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)

Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Label: Island Records | # CID 9844, 830 148-2 | Time: 00:45:33
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Adult Contemporary

Turning to involved percussion tracks and horns, Winwood turns another musical corner on this sophisticated album, which contains echoes of everything from gospel to Caribbean music. Contains the number one hit "Higher Love".

VA - Ultimate... Christmas: 4CDs of Great Christmas Music (2015) 4 CD Box Set

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VA - Ultimate... Christmas: 4CDs of Great Christmas Music (2015) 4 CD Box Set

VA - Ultimate… Christmas: 4CDs of Great Christmas Music (2015) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 586 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Label: Sony | # 88875147872 | Time: 04:16:56
Genre: Holidays, Pop, R&B, Disco, Soft Rock, Folk, Country

It really will be the Ultimate Christmas with these 76 Festive tracks across 4CDs housed in a fold out card digipack style case. Includes Wham! Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Eartha Kitt, Michael Bolton, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Julie Andrews, Andy Williams, Mahalia Jackson, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Susan Boyle, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Dido and many more!

VA - Screaming and Crying: 75 Masterpieces By 35 Blues Guitar Heroes (2012) 3CD Box Set

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VA - Screaming and Crying: 75 Masterpieces By 35 Blues Guitar Heroes (2012) 3CD Box Set

VA - Screaming and Crying: 75 Masterpieces By 35 Blues Guitar Heroes (2012) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 612 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 474 Mb | Scans ~ 144 Mb | 03:27:02
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll | Label: Fantastic Voyage | # FVTD137, 5055311001371

Rarely has the primal excitement of the electric blues guitar been so voraciously and expertly illustrated on one compilation than on Screaming And Crying, renowned British blues buff Neil Slaven s monumental homage to the music which shaped both his life and a whole generation. Over three discs and 75 tracks, the set straddles the spectrum of the electrified blues which fuelled the British R&B boom of the 1960s and beyond, mixing much-feted names such as Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley with more deliciously obscure outings by the likes of Doctor Ross and Guitar Shorty. Slaven s liner notes outline the story behind the roughshod classics which bust out of the set, whether screaming with the joy of musical release, or crying in a pool of despair, both amplified through jacked-up guitar strings.

Grandmaster Flash, The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel - The Greatest Hits (1992)

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Grandmaster Flash, The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel - The Greatest Hits (1992)

Grandmaster Flash, The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel - The Greatest Hits (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 496 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Label: Sequel Records | # NEM CD 62 | Time: 01:13:16
Old-School Hip-Hop, Rap, Electro, Funk

Flash was the DJ and the Furious Five were the best multiple rappers around, moving from the music's low-rent dance origins (it was Flash who began cutting in repeated portions of other records) and party spirit to the "message" approach that took over in the mid 80s, prefigured in "The Message." Much of what came later, started here.

The Animals - Inside Looking Out: The 1965-1966 Sessions (1991)

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The Animals - Inside Looking Out: The 1965-1966 Sessions (1991)

The Animals - Inside Looking Out: The 1965-1966 Sessions (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
Label: Sequel Records | # NEX CD 153 | Time: 01:09:29
Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, British Invasion

This 22-song compilation features all of the essential recordings cut by the group in 1965 and 1966 after they broke with their original producer Mickie Most, and before Eric Burdon dissolved the core of the original lineup to pursue solo stardom with an Animals group featuring entirely different musicians. These tracks were perhaps more soul-oriented than their previous recordings, but the group still burns on the hits "Inside Looking Out" and "Don't Bring Me Down." Despite the absence of original keyboardist Alan Price, the group continued to showcase Burdon's passionate vocals and burning, vibrant organ (by Price's replacement Dave Rowberry) on both renowned and obscure R&B tunes, with an occasional original thrown in. Besides the entirety of their final British LP Animalisms (from 1966) and the above-mentioned singles, the CD includes the hits "Help Me Girl" and "See See Rider" (credited to "Eric Burdon and the Animals," these were possibly Burdon solo records). The four tracks from their first release, an independently released 1963 EP featuring primitive R&B standards, are small but noteworthy bonus cuts that close this collection.

VA - Power Of Soul: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004)

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VA - Power Of Soul: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004)

VA - Power Of Soul - A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 505 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:19
Blues-Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul | Label: Direct Video | # DVDUK069C

This star-studded musical tribute to Jimi Hendrix is highlighted by contributions by artists from rock, R&B, blues and funk. Each of these artists bears witness to Hendrix’s imprint on their own music. From the contemporary R&B stylings of Musiq to the deep country blues of John Lee Hooker, Jimi’s creative spirit-the pure inventive freedom he drew upon to originate these signature songs-stands undiminished. This special project features new interpretations of Hendrix’s classics from a host a music’s biggest stars including Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Prince, Santana, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Earth Wind & Fire, and numerous others.

VA - Music Scene: The Best Of 1969-1970 (2000)

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VA - Music Scene: The Best Of 1969-1970 (2000)

VA - Music Scene: The Best Of 1969-1970 (2000)
2хDVD5 | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3 2.0, 224 kbps | 03:45:00 | ~ 7.7 Gb
Subs: English, French, Spanish | Label: MPI | # DVD6334 | Scans Included
Classic Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul, Blues, Folk-Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Country

Music Scene is a spectacular, one-of-a-kind program that originally aired on ABC-TV from 1969-1970. The show featured the most popular contemporary performers along with many varied musical legends. Hosted by comedian David Steinberg and special guests, Music Scene was based on Billboard magazine's hit record charts and offered exclusive live performances by virtually every major star from the rock, country, soul, folk, and pop genres. Includes full-length, hit performances by: James Brown, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joe Cocker, Merle Haggard, Isaac Hayes, Richie Havens, Janis Joplin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Lulu, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Charley Pride, Lou Rawls, Della Reese, Bobby Sherman, B.B. King, Sly & the Family Stone, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Everly Brothers, the Grass Roots, the Rascals, the Temptations, Three Dog Night, and many, many more!

Janis Joplin - Joplin In Concert (1972)

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Janis Joplin - Joplin In Concert (1972)

Janis Joplin - Joplin In Concert (1972)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 452 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Columbia | # 466838 2 | 01:16:57

About half of this two-record set features Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Company in 1968, performing songs like "Down on Me" and "Piece of My Heart." The rest, recorded in 1970, finds her with her backup group, Full Tilt Boogie, mostly performing songs from I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! Joplin puts herself out on-stage, both in terms of singing until her voice is raw and describing her life to her audiences. Parts of this album are moving, parts are heartbreaking, and the rest is just great rock & roll.