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

Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 12, 2017
Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)

Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 456 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, R&B | Label: Atlantic | # 83460-2 | Time: 01:04:44

The first five chronologically sequenced tracks of this compilation mirror the rise of the smooth-jazz radio phenomenon. "So Amazing," "Bermuda Nights," "In the Mood," "My, My, My," and "Anniversary" are all still staples of the format. Released between 1987 and 1990, all (except the second one) are covers of popular R&B tunes, and they still sound fresh. These songs alone make this an excellent collection for smooth-jazz fans. Starting with his fifth album, Live at Birdland West, the exciting tenor saxophonist became a little more adventurous, often completely crossing that broad line that separates smooth jazz from contemporary electric jazz. Two duets–one with Lee Ritenour, "G & Lee," and "Boss of Nova," with Joe Sample–are two examples of his playing that sets Albright apart from most saxophonists who are tagged with the smooth-jazz label. Serious Albright fans may not appreciate the absence of his popular duets with his frequent partner, vocalist Will Downing, but that aside, this is a worthy summation of Albright's successful tenure at Atlantic Records.

Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 8, 2017
Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)

Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 382 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 MB | 01:06:19
Jazz | Label: Concord Music | Release Year: 2012

Concord's 10-track disc provides an introduction to Monk's mid-50s recordings for the Prestige and Riverside labels. Collected here are prime examples of Monk in mid-career as an iconoclastic pianist, writer of jazz standards, and a band leader who attracted spectacular players to his sessions. Among the notable compositions are "Blue Monk," "Ruby, My Dear" and "'Round Midnight," and the sessions are highlighted by the talents of Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes and many more. This is neither a full-telling of Monk's career, which also included key recordings on Blue Note and Columbia, nor of his entire six year run on Prestige and Riverside (the original albums of which are mostly still in print); but for an introduction to Monk's music, this is a good place to start.
ZZ Top - Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top (2004) Repost

ZZ Top - Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Warner Bros., 8122-78908-2 | ~ 1057 or 364 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 48 Mb
Blues Rock / Hard Rock / Southern Rock

Since Rhino released an exhaustive four-disc ZZ Top box in October 2003, some may question the appearance of a double-disc retrospective in June 2004, a mere eight months after the box set. The two may be released awfully close to each other, but they do play to different audiences – in other words, there are a bunch of fans who want all the hits, but not a full box set, and that's what the 38-track Rancho Texicano: The Very Best of ZZ Top delivers…

Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best Of (1995)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 1, 2017
Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best Of (1995)

Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best Of (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 505 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 MB | 01:30:54
Disco, Funk, Soul | Label: Rhino | Release Year: 1995

Drummer Hamilton Bohannon (born March 7, 1942) was among the top bandleaders, percussionists, and producers in '70s disco/dance music. Bohannon grew up in Newnan, GA, and was drumming in a high school band while an elementary school student. After earning a music degree from Atlanta's Clark College, he was hired as a drummer by Stevie Wonder and moved to Detroit, where he was a bandleader and arranger for Motown tours until he joined Dakar/Brunswick in 1972. Bohannon perfected his formula of heavy, thudding bass accents and aggressive rhythms while recording for Dakar.

Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 28, 2017
Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)

Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI, 50999 6 29443 2 8 | rel: 2010 | 610Mb

For newcomers to the work of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, this generous two-disc collection of performances from EMI's archive would be a good place to start exploring. The authoritative Pärt performances would probably be the premiere releases on ECM, produced by Manfred Eicher, but these performances are all of a very high quality and there is a handful of works that ECM has never recorded.

Chris Rea - The Very Best Of Chris Rea (2001) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 27, 2017
Chris Rea - The Very Best Of Chris Rea (2001) Repost

Chris Rea - The Very Best Of Chris Rea (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EastWest, 0927 42128 2 | ~ 538 or 187 Mb | Scans(png) -> 120 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock / Soft Rock

British singer and guitarist Chris Rea has enjoyed a run of popularity in Europe during the late '80s and early '90s after almost a decade of previous recording. Rea started out performing with a local group called Magdalene, taking David Coverdale's place; the band won a national talent contest in 1975 as the Beautiful Losers, but still failed to get a record contract…