Blues Masters The Very Best of Jimmy Reed

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000)

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Folk-Blues, Country Blues | Label: Rhino | # 81227-9860-2 | Time: 00:53:45

Pruning 16 tracks from Hopkins' extensive catalog for a best-of meant that some hard choices had to be made. The ones Rhino came up with won't satisfy everyone, but the label did take the correct road by sticking exclusively to the earliest part of his career, 1947-61. Perhaps the decision will offend some fans who feel that his 1960s and '70s work should be represented, but two things should be acknowledged. First, Hopkins, as is the case with most artists, did his most interesting recordings in the earlier part of his career. Second, as is the case with many blues artists, he did not vary his approach substantially throughout the decades. So what you have is a good assortment of his first 15 years on disc, taken from about ten labels, including both originals and covers, and placing the singer/guitarist in various instrumental contexts: with a full electric band (Sonny Terry is on a couple of 1961 cuts), as a solo guitarist, or accompanied by nothing more than a bass or additional guitarist.
Jimmy Somerville - The Very Best Of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat And The Communards (2001)

Jimmy Somerville - The Very Best Of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat And The Communards (2001)
EAC Rip | APE: Image+Cue+Log | 547 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 197 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:15:08
Genre: Electronic, New Wave, Synth-Pop, Hi-NRG | Label: Никитин | Cat.№: 4670001545587

The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards is a compilation album covering Jimmy Somerville's career in Bronski Beat, The Communards and as a solo artist. It was released in 2001.
Lou Reed – The Very Best Of Lou Reed (Comp. 1999) (Camden DeLuxe)

Lou Reed – The Very Best Of Lou Reed (Comp. 1999) (Camden DeLuxe)
Comp. 1999 | Rock | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 444Mb+34Mb

This compilation, though not comprehensive, is an interesting mix of the well-known and the obscure. It opens with what is probably Reed's most delicate love song, the poignant Perfect Day. His biggest hit, Walk On The Wild Side, follows and then there's the charming Vicious. All the aforementioned tracks are from his highly successful Transformer album.
I Love You Suzanne is a buoyant ditty from one of his lesser-known 1980s albums, but a memorable love song all the same, whilst Caroline Says II and Berlin come from the bleak Berlin album of the early 1970s. I Want To Boogie With You, Last Shot an the humorous I Wanna Be Black are also drawn from more or less obscure albums, although they're all great songs.
Sally Can't Dance and Coney Island Baby are more classics from the 1970s, the first a jerkily rhythmic track and the second a brooding slow song. The album concludes with the melodious Satellite Of Love, a most poetic and moving number.

The Very Best Of Jimmy Cliff & Peter Tosh  Music

Posted by kiki78 at Sept. 15, 2006
The Very Best Of Jimmy Cliff & Peter Tosh

The Very Best Of Jimmy Cliff & Peter Tosh
Genre: Raggae | 2 CD | MP3 320 Kbps | 308 Mb

R. Kelly - Playlist: The Very Best Of R. Kelly (2011)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Oct. 20, 2017
R. Kelly - Playlist: The Very Best Of R. Kelly (2011)

R. Kelly - Playlist: The Very Best Of R. Kelly (2011)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 62:46 min | 155 Mb (5% Rec.)
R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop | Label: Sony Legacy

Playlist: The Very Best of R. Kelly is a compilation album by American R&B singer R. Kelly. The album features some of Kelly's released and unreleased songs (as singles) over the course of his career. It peaked at #60 on the Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop Album chart.

T. Rex - The Very Best Of T. Rex: Volume 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 14, 2017
T. Rex - The Very Best Of T. Rex: Volume 2 (1999)

T. Rex - The Very Best Of T. Rex: Volume 2 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 581 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 204 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock | Demon Music / Music Club #MCCD 374

Twenty-five tracks round up an extremely haphazard but nevertheless intriguing "best of" Marc Bolan's last five years, drawing equally from the regular albums and familiar boogies, and the wealth of archival material excavated by the Unchained and Alternate series. Certainly not compiled with the hit hunter in mind (only "The Groover" and "Dreamy Lady" truly fall into that category), Very Best of, Vol. 2 is instead devoted to illustrating as many facets of Bolan's career as it could, from the pensive introspection of "Spaceball Ricochet," to the grinding self-aggrandizement of "The Groover," and onto the sharp autobiography of "Over the Flats" and "Funky London Childhood." As such, and especially when viewed in tandem with Very Best of, Vol. 1, it serves up a delightful portrait of Bolan's '70s, at a price that is difficult to squabble with.
Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits (1998) {2003, HDCD, Deluxe Edition} Repost / New Rip

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits (1998) {2003, HDCD, Deluxe Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 838 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 317 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 157 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock | Mercury / Vertigo #0602498134757

Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits is the second greatest hits compilation by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 19 October 1998 by Mercury Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album was originally released, featuring liner notes by Robert Sandall, as both a one-disc edition and two-disc edition. The second disc contains live performances. The release is named after the band's 1978 hit single of the same name. The compilation was re-released together with a DVD in 2002.

Willie Hutch - The Very Best Of Willie Hutch (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 4, 2017
Willie Hutch - The Very Best Of Willie Hutch (1998)

Willie Hutch - The Very Best Of Willie Hutch (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 416 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk, Quiet Storm, Blaxploitation | Label: Motown | # 314530943-2 | 00:57:23

One of the unsung heroes of 1970s soul, Willie Hutch was never the big name he deserved to be. The smooth singer/composer had a few major and moderate hits, but commercially, he didn't make it to the level of Marvin Gaye, Ronald Isley, and Curtis Mayfield (all of whom he inspires comparisons to). Released in late 1998, The Very Best of Willie Hutch spans 1972-1982 and reminds us how engaging a singer he was in his heyday. Hutch could get funky when he wanted to, and he does so with splendid results on "Get Ready for the Get Down" (a number 24 R&B hit), "Brothers Gonna Work It Out," and the theme from the 1973 blaxploitation film Foxy Brown. But for the most part, Hutch made his mark as a romantic crooner. It is Hutch's smooth, romantic side that prevails on "Sunshine Lady," "I Choose You," "What You Gonna Do After the Party," and his inspired makeover of Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were." Appropriately, the CD opens with Hutch's biggest hit: the perky, feel-good anthem "Love Power," which went to number nine on the R&B singles charts. Full of gems that were recorded during Hutch's peak years, this CD is essential listening for lovers of 1970s soul.
Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers - The Very Best Of Jive Bunny (2017)

Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers - The Very Best Of Jive Bunny (2017)
Rock & Roll | 2:30:48 | MP3, 320 kbps | 345 MB
Label: Not Now Music

Combining classic pop and rock & roll tracks of years gone by, Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers created dancefloor-friendly medleys and anticipated the megamix boom of the mid ‘90s with their music during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. On this 2CD compilation you will find all their best tracks, including their three number ones "Swing The Mood", "Let's Party" and "That's What I Like".
Gene Pitney - Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa - The Very Best Of (2005)

Gene Pitney - Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa - The Very Best Of (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:27:02 | 1,08 Gb
Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Pop Rock | Label: Sanctuary Records

One of the most interesting and difficult-to-categorize singers in '60s pop, Gene Pitney had a long run of hits distinguished by his pained, one-of-a-kind melodramatic wail. Pitney is sometimes characterized (or dismissed) as a shallow teen idol-type prone to operatic ballads. It's true that some of his biggest hits – "Town Without Pity," "Only Love Can Break a Heart," "I'm Gonna Be Strong," "It Hurts to Be in Love," and "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa" – are archetypes of adolescent or just-post-adolescent agony, characterized by longing and not a little self-pity.