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VA - The Warriors (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Remastered) (1979/2013)

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VA - The Warriors (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Remastered) (1979/2013)

VA - The Warriors (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Remastered) (1979/2013)
FLAC (tracks) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 MB
1:14:33 | Full Scans Included - 266 MB | Prog Rock, Disco, Soundtrack, Score, Blues Rock, Funk | Label: La-La Land Records

CAN YOU DIG IT?!!! La-La Land Records, Universal Music and Paramount Pictures are proud to present the remastered and expanded soundtrack to the 1979 Paramount Pictures cult classic motion picture THE WARRIORS, starring Michael Beck, James Remar and Deborah Van Valkenburgh, and directed by Walter Hill. The original A&M album presentation has been remastered, with songs from Joe Walsh, Arnold McCuller, Desmond Child and others sounding better than ever. But to top even that, Barry DeVorzon's influential original film score finally makes its world premiere, nearly 35 years since the film's release (the two score tracks on the original '79 album were uniquely mixed for that release).

VA - Between or Beyond the Iron Curtain: Rare Grooves from Eastern Europe 1967-1978 (2001)

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VA - Between or Beyond the Iron Curtain: Rare Grooves from Eastern Europe 1967-1978 (2001)

VA - Between or Beyond the Iron Curtain: Rare Grooves from Eastern Europe 1967-1978 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 474 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 MB
1:13:26 | Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Crippled Dick Hot Wax

Between or Beyond the Iron Curtain: Rare Grooves From Eastern Europe 1967-1978, a Various Artists Compilation. Released in 2001 on Crippled Dick Hot Wax!

VA - Drink Up - Light Up! Jazz Noire Tales Of Dope, Booze & Sleaze (2012)

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VA - Drink Up - Light Up! Jazz Noire Tales Of Dope, Booze & Sleaze (2012)

VA - Drink Up - Light Up! Jazz Noire Tales Of Dope, Booze & Sleaze (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 370 MB
2:33:56 | Jazz, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage follows 2011 s hugely-successful Jazz Noire collection by letting the same team return to those sleazy dives and bars, this time homing in on the dope, drink and dubious characters to provide a vivid picture of high-seeking low life between the 1930s and 1950s. The music on Drink Up Light Up! evokes that time when orchestras swelled, brass sections exploded like fireworks and blues dripped off piano keys onto booze- and tear-stained barroom floors, staggering cast including names like the Reefer Man and Snuff Dippin Mama, but the themes are just as relevant to today s recession-hit climate: the desire to escape by getting high (and the often unfavourable repercussions on relationships).

VA - Jazz Noire - Darktown Sleaze From The Mean Streets Of 1940s L.A. (2011)

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VA - Jazz Noire - Darktown Sleaze From The Mean Streets Of 1940s L.A. (2011)

VA - Jazz Noire - Darktown Sleaze From The Mean Streets Of 1940s L.A. (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 343 MB
2:32:30 | Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Big Band | Label: Fantastic Voyage

Amazon review by Runmentionable
This is a comprehensive, well-selected and obviously well-informed collection of late 40s jazz and R&B (in the old sense) of the type you might expect to hear in nightclub scenes in films noir. Appropriately enough, both discs are bookended by the theme music from classics of the genre.
Some of the selections are very familiar - Monk's original recording of Round Midnight - while others are drawn from deeper wells, like Leo Parker's exquisite Solitude. The key point is - they're all excellent representations of their genres. After that, it's down to personal tastes. I prefer Billie Holiday in more sprightly mode, but lots of people love the tracks here which I find a bit too self-pitying, and the difference of opinion don't signify when it comes to assessing this excellent compilation.

VA - Extend The 80s Alternative (Essential 12" And Extended Mixes Of 80s Alternative Tracks) (2018)

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VA - Extend The 80s Alternative (Essential 12" And Extended Mixes Of 80s Alternative Tracks) (2018)

VA - Extend The 80s Alternative (Essential 12" And Extended Mixes Of 80s Alternative Tracks) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 407 MB
2:56:37 | Pop, Alternative | Label: BMG

ALTERNATIVE : 3CD set. Superb 30-track collection of original remixes of The Art Of Noise, Kirsty MacColl, Thomas Dolby, The Stranglers, After The Fire, Propaganda, Fad Gadget, Japan, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and others! ("EXTEND THE 80s")

VA - The Wrecking Crew (2015)

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VA - The Wrecking Crew (2015)

VA - The Wrecking Crew (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 505 MB
3:39:41 | Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz | Label: Rockbeat Records

They were the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits in the 1960s and 70s. From Be My Baby to California Girls Strangers in the Night to Mrs. Robinson You've Lost that Lovin Feelin to Up, Up and Away and from Viva Las Vegas to Mr. Tambourine Man the group dubbed The Wrecking Crew played on them all. Six years in a row in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for Record of the Year went to Wrecking Crew member recordings. The talents of this group of first call players were used on almost every style of recording including television theme songs, film scores, advertising jingles and almost every genre of American popular music, from the Monkees to Bing Crosby. Notable artists employing the Wrecking Crew's talents included Nancy Sinatra, Bobby Vee, the Partridge Family, David Cassidy, Jan & Dean, the Mamas & the Papas, the 5th Dimension, the Association, the Carpenters, Glen Campbell, Cher, John Denver, the Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, the Grass Roots and Nat King Cole.

VA - Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (1989)

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VA - Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (1989)

VA - Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 253 MB
48:07 | Rhythm & Blues, Soul | Label: Ace

Here's a fun Christmas compilation from Ace Records that includes all ten tracks from the exceedingly rare 1962 LP 'Twas The Night Before Christmas by Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns. Here's a review of that album:
One of the most unique Christmas holiday albums of all time, this was recorded in 1962, after Huey "Piano" Smith's small string of hits and the departure of lead singer/secret weapon Bobby Marchan from the ranks. But the band kept rockin' and the vocals are ably handled on this disc by Gerri Hall, "Scarface" John Williams and even Huey himself on the title cut. Six of the ten songs from the original album were written by Smith, and tracks like "Happy New Year," "Almost Time for Christmas" and "White Christmas Blues" closely mirror the melodies and arrangements for some of his better known hits like "We Like Birdland," "For Cryin' out Loud" and "Little Liza Jane." Even old stand-bys like "Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night" get the Crescent City groove applied to them here. Adding guitar to the Clowns' regular sax- and piano-dominated New Orleans sound is Mac Rebennack, who also chimes in vocally on "Doing the Santa Claus." –Cub Koda, All Music Guide

VA - The Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in the Universe (2007)

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VA - The Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in the Universe (2007)

VA - The Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in the Universe (2007)
FLAC (tracks) - 782 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 322 MB
2:18:22 | Jazz | Label: Denon Records

The Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in the Universe is a double-disc, 24-track collection containing previously released material, mainly standards, including "My Funny Valentine" by Morgana King, "My Romance" by Houston Person, "It Could Happen to You" by Kenny Burrell, and "It's Magic" by Sonny Stitt.

VA - Universal Sounds Of America (1995)

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VA - Universal Sounds Of America (1995)

VA - Universal Sounds Of America (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 403 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB
1:08:42 | Avant-garde Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Soul Jazz Records

Universal Sounds of America features music from radical Afro-American Jazz musicians in the USA in the 1970's. At a time when commercial jazz music was revolving around whether it would sound good in an Elevator at low volume, a number of Jazz musicians were seeking different musical paths. Self Determination, Creative Development, Community and Education were more important to these musicians than economic wealth, fame and stardom. Artists such as The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sun Ra developed around communal groups. The Art Ensemble, for instance , came out of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) founded in 1965 by Muhal Richard Abrams in Chicago. Many musicians followed the lead of Sun Ra in starting their own labels to release their own material.

VA - Further Adventures Of Mod Jazz (2008)

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VA - Further Adventures Of Mod Jazz (2008)

VA - Further Adventures Of Mod Jazz (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 303 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB
1:08:42 | Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Jazz, Soul | Label: Kent Dance

Once more with the Mod Jazz already. We may be stretching the title concepts a bit, but this is the genre that won’t lie down. We have lashings of Hammond, smoky sax and solid beats for the feet, the very essence of this series. This latest issue is right up there with the best.

VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set

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VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set

Various Artists - 70s: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 904 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb | 06:30:46
Pop Rock, Dance Rock, Pop, R&B, Disco, New Wave, Pop Punk | EMI Gold | # 5099 699172 2 6

Original Hits: 70s is a decent six-disc set, highlighting 111 pop singles released in that decade. Along with the original versions of radio classics by Al Stewart, Blondie, the Knack, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Dr. Hook, are less-than-obvious inclusions by Peter Tosh, XTC, the Move, and Benny Hill!

VA - Psychedelia at Abbey Road: 1965 To 1969 (Remastered) (1998)

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VA - Psychedelia at Abbey Road: 1965 To 1969 (Remastered) (1998)

VA - Psychedelia at Abbey Road: 1965 To 1969 (Remastered) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 468 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 239 MB
1:16:36 | Full scans inluded | Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: EMI

A 22-track single CD seems a bit paltry given the scope of the title – except, of course, that the 1969 cutoff date here puts the material from Harvest (a label started late that year and containing the lion's share of EMI psychedelia) out of reach. Of course, there are no Beatles tracks and, likewise, no Pink Floyd here, but we do get cuts by the Hollies, Donovan, Tomorrow, the Fingers, Focus 3, the Tales of Justine, Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, the Pretty Things, the Aquarian Age, the Koobas, the Nocturnes, Locomotive, the Gods, Mandrake Paddlesteamer, Mark Wirtz, and Syd Barrett. Most of this stuff, apart from "Sunshine Superman," "My White Bicycle," and "King Midas in Reverse," isn't exactly routine material, and two tracks – "Delighted to See You" by the N'Betweens and "Why" by Tomorrow – are previously unissued. The latter, a cover of the Byrds' song, features a tour de force guitar break by future Yes member Steve Howe.

VA - Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s (2011)

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VA - Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s (2011)

VA - Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s (2011)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 487 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 218 MB
1:32:19 | Bossa Nova, Vocal, Latin Jazz | Label: Soul Jazz Records

Created by a coterie of young sophisticates from Rio in the late 1950s, bossa nova ("new way") conquered Brazil, then became a world music via artists such as João Gilberto and Tom Jobim and the totemic hit "The Girl From Ipanema". Bossa's airy vocals, cool jazz and slinky samba exuded an optimism later dashed by 1964's military coup. This dazzling 2CD set (by DJ Gilles Peterson) mixes the urban pizzazz of Elis Regina and Jorge Ben with edgier creations such as Baden Powell's praise song "Canto De Ossanha", which still sounds avant garde. A terrific booklet joins the cultural dots to fellow futurists such as architect Oscar Niemeyer. Wonderful.

VA - Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (2002/2022)

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VA - Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (2002/2022)

VA - Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (2002/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 428 MB
3:05:41 | Conscious, House, Dub, Rhythm & Blues, Neo Soul, Downtempo | Label: Red Hot Organization

Red Hot Celebrates ‘Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti’ Tribute Album 20th Anniversary With Debut Streaming Release
The deluxe reissue features two hours of previously unreleased alternate versions and additional covers from D’Angelo, Questlove, Kuti’s son Femi Kuti, Sade, Nile Rodgers, Kelis, and more.

VA - Sun Records The Essential Collection (2010)

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VA - Sun Records The Essential Collection (2010)

VA - Sun Records The Essential Collection (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 534 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 361 MB
2:35:22 | Country Blues, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly | Label: Union Square Music

Here are 3CDs from the legendary Sun Records, the label that launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis to name a few. Featuring 60 classic tracks from the arguably the most influential record label in the history of modern music.