Chicago Band

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 4, 2016
Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119:39 min | 274 MB
Label: Commercial Marketing | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

This Vaulternative Records concert release finds Zappa and band at the Uptown Theater, Chicago, Ill - September 29, 1978. Of the two shows played that evening, the late show is captured here in it's entirety. As you would expect, the concert delivers with a good blend of fan favorites, blistering guitar solos, audience participation, on-the-spot improvisations and stellar playing from a talented band line-up.

Pennal Johnson - Conversations: Live In Chicago (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 9, 2016
Pennal Johnson - Conversations: Live In Chicago (2016)

Pennal Johnson - Conversations: Live In Chicago (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 66:29 min | 155 MB
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Rock | Label: Hitman Records

This album showcases a phenomenal bassist (PJ) who has clearly mastered a fusion of jazz, funk, adult contemporary and rock 'n' roll! The album Conversations - Live in Chicago portrays excellent forward-thinking tracks, with extremely competent and intuitive playing. PJ is by far an innovator using the electric bass! This album is a MUST! PJ (Pennal Johnson) is a Bassist, writer & entrepreneur from Chicago's West Side. PJ was selected to be the bass player for The Chicago All-City Jazz Band from 1984 to 1987.
King Crimson - Park West, Chicago, Illinois - March 14, 2003 (2007) {2CD DGM 16/44 Official Digital Download}

King Crimson - Park West, Chicago, Illinois - March 14, 2003 (2007) {2CD DGM 16/44 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (dgmlive.com) -> 623 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 235 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2003, 2007 Discipline Global Mobile / King Crimson / DGMlive.com
Rock / Progressive Rock / Art Rock

“Who would’ve ever thought that you’d hear the word ‘happy’ so many times in a King Crimson song” says a grinning Adrian Belew mid-way through what must be one of Crimso’s most playful of gigs. It’s clear from the off that the band are enjoying being back in what is known to be a very KC-friendly venue. Looking out at the crowd Belew exclaims “These are our people!” And he wasn’t the only one to be impressed that night. “Hooray! A most enjoyable show at Park West” wrote Robert Fripp in his diary. “A generous audience and, significantly, the area in front of the band was standing - this is a first at Park West in 23 years of playing here. We are used to looking out at tables, right up to the stage. This seems to be the best format for us: standing at the front, seating at the back, sides & above. A well-spirited performance from band & audience.”
The Climax Chicago Blues Band - The Climax Chicago Blues Band (1968)

The Climax Chicago Blues Band - The Climax Chicago Blues Band (1968)
Blues Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire RR4078 WZ | rel: 1990 | 340Mb

The debut album of the Climax Chicago Blues Band (they'd later drop the "Chicago" part of the name) was recorded on two days separated by a couple of months in 1968. As British blues revivalists, Climax was better than most, featuring strong playing from guitarist Peter Haycock and keyboardist Art Wood. The selections run the gamut from Chicago retreads ("Mean Old World," "Insurance," "Wee Baby Blues," "Don't Start Me to Talkin'") to band originals like "And Lonely," "Looking for My Baby," "Going Down This Road" and "You've Been Drinking."
Chicago - Chicago 18 (1986/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Chicago - Chicago 18 (1986/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:24 minutes | 1,8 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Chicago 18 is the band’s Gold-certified 1986 recording. It is the first album of the post-Peter Cetera era. This instant-classic features the Top Ten singles “Will You Still Love Me?” and “If She Would Have Been Faithful.” The record showcases everything the band does well and is one of rock’s greatest releases.
Chicago - Chicago V (1972/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Chicago - Chicago V (1972/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:05 minutes | 1,66 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Chicago’s fourth studio album (and fifth release) was the band’s first #1 album and featured the hits "Saturday In The Park" and "Dialogue (Part I & II)." The biggest hit album of 1972, Chicago V was eventually certified 2X Platinum and remains one of the band’s most critically acclaimed works.

Chicago - Chicago XXXVI: Now (2014) [Japanese Edition]  

Posted by jclane at June 23, 2014
Chicago - Chicago XXXVI: Now (2014) [Japanese Edition]

Chicago - Chicago XXXVI: Now (2014) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log - 361 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 127 MB | Full scans - 146 MB
Label: Marquee Inc., Japan / Frontiers Records | Catalog.#: MICP-11161 | Genre: Adult contemporary, Jazz-Rock

Chicago XXXVI: Now, sometimes stylized as "NOW" Chicago XXXVI, is the twenty-third studio album, and thirty-sixth overall by Chicago. It was written and recorded in 2013—2014, and is scheduled for release on July 4, 2014. Aside from the sprinkling of new tracks found in the band's many compilation and cover albums, Now is the band's next full album of new compositions in the eight years since 2006's …
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band - Hoodoo Man Blues (2009) [Analogue Productions] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band - Hoodoo Man Blues (2009) [Analogue Productions]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:57 minutes | Scans Included | 1,31 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans Included | 879 MB

Hoodoo Man Blues is not only Junior Wells' initial LP appearance, it is damn near the first LP by a Chicago Blues Band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45's by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc., but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago Blues sound free of the limitations of juke-box/airplay promotion.

Chicago - Chicago XI (1977)  

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 24, 2011
Chicago - Chicago XI (1977)

Chicago - Chicago XI (1977)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 273 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Jazz Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chicago Records (CRD-3011)

Chicago XI is the 11th album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1977. As the successor to Chicago X, the album marked the end of an era for Chicago in more ways than one. This would be the last Chicago album to feature guitarist, and founding member, Terry Kath (On January 23, 1978, a few short months after Chicago XI's release, Terry Kath, regarded by many as the soul of Chicago, accidentally and fatally shot himself during a party at roadie Don Johnson's house), and the last Chicago album to be produced by James William Guercio.

The Chicago String Band - The Chicago String Band (1994)  

Posted by countryfreak at Oct. 21, 2011
The Chicago String Band - The Chicago String Band (1994)

The Chicago String Band - The Chicago String Band (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 160 MB | + Covers
Genre: Jazz/Contemporary Blues | Label: Testament | Catalog Number: 5006 | Release Date: 1994
RAR 5% Rec. | Rapidshare + Filesonic

This is a particularly intriguing project, for producer Pete Welding in 1966 gathered together four veteran Chicago blues musicians (three of whom were playing electric blues at the time) and had them re-create the style of a 1920s/'30s string band. Carl Martin (60 at the time) was part of the original era, and he is heard on violin and guitar. Also featured in different combinations are Johnny Young on mandolin, guitarist John Lee Granderson, and John Wrencher on harmonica; all four musicians have their spots taking vocals. The music is very much in the early tradition, and the music is both spirited and delightful.–by Scott Yanow