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The Good Rats: CD Collection (1968-2000)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 28, 2015
The Good Rats: CD Collection (1968-2000)

The Good Rats: CD Collection (1968-2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Label: Various | ~ 1352 or 525 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock / Art-Rock / Hard Rock / Classic Rock

While countless rockers started their careers in the New York suburb of Long Island before going on to worldwide success (Billy Joel, Twisted Sister, Steve Vai, Brian Setzer, Blue Öyster Cult, etc.), there have been countless acts that appeared poised for a breakthrough, but for whatever reason, fell short. Many longtime followers of Long Island-based rock would probably agree that tops on the "woulda/coulda/shoulda" list were the Good Rats, a group who played at some of the East Coast's best-known/biggest venues (Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum, the Philadelphia Spectrum) during the '70s, while opening for such big names as Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Journey, Heart, Styx, Meat Loaf, and Rush, among others…

Uptake - So Far So Good (2015) {Jazz Village}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 22, 2017
Uptake - So Far So Good (2015) {Jazz Village}

Uptake - So Far So Good (2015) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

They are young. Already large. And the head crowned with laurels many (first price RéZZo Focal Jazz à Vienne and Jazz Springboard La Defense in particular). But this time, the case escalates to Uptake who published his first album So Far So Good at Jazz Village. Bursting with energy and groove, this quartet from the Lyon scene is already a master in the art of interplay, the accomplice way to circulate and combine all the music in freedom … A four Bastien Brison piano and Rhodes, Pierre Gibbe on bass, trombone and Robinson Khoury Paul Bern on drums built a repertoire consisting essentially of compositions they say influenced the new generation of American musicians like Jason Lindner, Robert Glasper or Robin Eubanks.
Cressida – Cressida (1970) Repertoire Records/REP 2225 – UK 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Cressida – Cressida
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb & 200mb
Half Speed Mastering At Abbey Road Studios By Jon Astley
Label: Repertoire Records/REP 2225 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 2014 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Cressida’s short career will be unfortunately unnoticed, despite having a lot of trumps in their hands. Just two albums, but both fetching small fortunes (partly due to the fact that they were released on Vertigo’s Swirl label), but the music quality is simply excellent on both records although there are very notable differences between them.
Holger Czukay - Good Morning Story (1999) {Inside Out Music-Revisited rel 2006}

Holger Czukay - Good Morning Story (1999) {Inside Out Music-Revisited rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 377 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 45 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999, 2006 Inside Out Music / Revisited | SPV 305102 CD
Avant-Garde / Indie Rock / Art Rock / Experimental / Experimental Electronic

If you know his name at all, it's as one of the founding members of the legendary experimental German rock group Can. But Holger Czukay's been mighty busy on his own over the last few decades, collaborating with the likes of David Sylvian, Brian Eno, and Jah Wobble; he's been remixed by the Orb and U.N.K.L.E.; and he's probably the first musician ever to have applied Edgard Varèse's principles of musique concrete to rock & roll (though he's certainly not the last). So with such an impressive resume, what does his first solo album in six years sound like? Well, lots of things.
Joe Newman with Frank Foster - Good 'N' Groovy (1961) {Prestige OJCCD-185-2 rel 1993}

Joe Newman with Frank Foster - Good 'N' Groovy (1961) {Prestige OJCCD-185-2 rel 1993}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 247 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 1993 Prestige/Swingwille / Fantasy | OJCCD-185-2
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet

This was the second of Joe Newman's three dates he led under the Swingville banner. For this session he was in the very fine company of Frank Foster (tenor sax), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Eddie Jones (bass) and Bill English (drums). Recorded 10 months after the excellent JIVE AT FIVE album (also for Swingville), and with Flanagan and Jones returnees, this album is just as good as its predecessor. Frank Foster's forceful, mainly middle-register playing is very effective, and Tommy Flanagan is as good as ever. Only one tune, MO-LASSES, which is a blues a bit too overloaded with funk, is not up the the high level of the other tracks. A solid date.
Sui Generis – Confesiones De Invierno (1973) Microfon/SE-431 – AR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Sui Generis - Confesiones
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Microfon/SE-431 | Release: 1973 | This Issue: 1974 | Genre: Country-Rock

A clear improvement over the debut in all levels: songwriting, performance, lyrics, depth, emotion. The album is a bit more mature, though it doesn’t totally leave behind the cheery naive sound of the debut behind, as you can clearly hear on the catchy piano track “Bienvenidos al Tren”.
Leroy Carr - Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy Carr (2004) 2 CDs

Leroy Carr - Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy Carr (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 291 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Piano Blues, Minstrel, Folk-Blues, Pre-War Blues | Label: Columbia | # CK 92431 | Time: 02:01:17

The 40 tracks compiled on this two-disc set represent the entire span of pianist and singer Leroy Carr's recording career that spanned a brief seven years, from 1928-1935. The material represented here – all but one of these tracks were recorded for the Vocalion label – features accompaniment by guitarist Scrapper Blackwell on all but one selection, and Josh White on a handful as well. Carr's material here ranges from the classic piano blues of the era that spawned Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith to vaudeville and hokum tunes made popular by artists like Tampa Red and Georgia Tom. Carr's voice is the haunting thing here; it's higher and very clear, sweet almost, as evidenced by most of these sides. But there was an edge, too; one that belied a kind of pathos underneath even the most cheery material – check "Mean Mistreater Blues" or "Bread Baker." But the darker material such as "Suicide Blues" (one of six previously unissued performances), "Straight Alky Blues," or "Shinin' Pistol," is strange and eerie given Carr's smooth approach. Carr may not be the most well-known bluesman of the era, but his contribution is profound and lasting. This collection puts to shame almost all others with the exception of the multi-volume complete recordings on Document.

Jacintha - SACD Collection (1998-2005) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at Feb. 17, 2017
Jacintha - SACD Collection (1998-2005) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Jacintha - SACD Collection (1998-2005)
PS3 Rip | 5x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 (& DST64 5.1) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 259:31 minutes | Scans | 10,6 GB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | ~ 5,11 GB

Jacintha is a Singaporean jazz singer/torch singer and stage actress who has been well-known in parts of the Asia-Pacific region since the '80s and has been increasing her exposure in North America since the late '90s. Jacintha has never been the type of jazz artist who goes out of her way to be abstract, difficult, or complicated; her work has been quite accessible and easy to absorb, drawing on direct or indirect influences that have included Julie London and Shirley Horn as well as Brazilian star Astrud Gilberto. Jacintha has long been fluent in English, which is widely spoken in Singapore and is one of its four official languages along with Malay, Mandarin Chinese and Tamil.

Pendragon - As Good As Gold (1996)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 16, 2017
Pendragon - As Good As Gold (1996)

Pendragon - As Good As Gold (1996)
Rock | EP | XLD Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Toff, MOB4CD | rel: 1996 | 160Mb

This is another more than decent offering from this excellent band. The title track is, of course, off "The Masquerade Overture" (the bonus disc on the special edition of that album also has this single version on it!) Although most fans will have it on the album, this EP is worth having for the other three tracks on offer here.
Willie Nelson - For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price (2016) {Sony Music-Legacy 88985315522}

Willie Nelson - For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price (2016) {Sony Music-Legacy 88985315522}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 270 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 47 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Sony Music / Legacy | 88985315522
Country / Traditional Country / Progressive Country

Willie Nelson joined Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys in 1961, the first step in a lifelong friendship between the two men. From that point on, the pair never fell out of touch. At the height of his superstardom in 1980, Nelson cut a duet album with Price called San Antonio Rose, the first of three joint efforts they'd cut over the years. Whenever the pair got together, they'd sing the old songs, Western swing standards and honky tonk classics from the '50s and '60s – the songs that form the core of For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price, a salute Willie delivered three years after Price's 2013 death.