Havana Blues

Latin Jazz Orchestra - Havana Blues (1998)  

Posted by Ibiza at Aug. 30, 2008
Latin Jazz Orchestra - Havana Blues (1998)

Latin Jazz Orchestra - Havana Blues
Latin Jazz | mp3 320 Kbps | 102 MB
Palmetto Records 1998

Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lenami at Aug. 12, 2009
Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution

Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution
Publisher: William Morrow | ISBN: 0061147710 | edition 2008-06-01 | PDF | 417 pages | 2,9 mb

In modern-day Havana, the remnants of the glamorous past are everywhere—the old hotel-casinos, vintage American cars, and flickering neon signs speak of a bygone era that is widely familiar and often romanticized, but little understood. In Havana Nocturne, T. J. English offers a riveting, multifaceted true tale of organized crime, political corruption, roaring nightlife, revolution, and international conflict that interweaves the dual stories of the Mob in Havana and the event that would overshadow it, the Cuban Revolution.
As the Cuban people labored under a violently repressive regime throughout the 1950s, Mob leaders Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano turned their eye to Havana. To them, Cuba was the ultimate dream, the greatest hope for the future of the American Mob in the post-Prohibition years of intensified government crackdowns. But when it came time to make their move, it was Lansky, the brilliant Jewish mobster, who reigned supreme. Having cultivated strong ties with the Cuban government and in particular the brutal dictator Fulgencio Batista, Lansky brought key mobsters to Havana to put his ambitious business plans in motion.

Godfather's Daughter Mafia Blues / Lit foh ching sau (1991)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Dec. 10, 2016
Godfather's Daughter Mafia Blues / Lit foh ching sau (1991)

Godfather's Daughter Mafia Blues / Lit foh ching sau (1991)
Cantonese | DVDRip | AVI | 464x272 | XviD @ 683 kb/s | 701 MB
Audio: AC-3 @ 384 kb/s | 6 channels | 01:31:14 minutes | Subs: English (srt)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

Fish farm workers Wai (Mark Cheng Ho-nam) and Nan (Benny Lai Wai) inadvertently insult some local gangsters, leading to a string of events that get them deeper and deeper in trouble. They are rescued by triad boss Li Hwa-yu (Alex Man Chi-leung) who, impressed with their fighting abilities, decides to recruit them into his gang.
Wee Willie Walker and The Greaseland All Stars - Live! Notodden Blues Festival (2016)

Wee Willie Walker and The Greaseland All Stars - Live! Notodden Blues Festival (2016)
Blues Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:12 | 162 MB
Label: Watchdog Records | Release Year: 2016

This live recording from Norway in 2016 captures the raw soul of Willie Walker. It is as good as any of his studio recordings. This CD features the talents of Kid Andersen and special guest Rick Estrin. Using the Nightcats as the rhythm section and featuring an outstanding Norwegian horn section, the performance crackles with fire and enthusiasm. Producers Kid Andersen and Jim Pugh both are featured and always add the right flavor to the song without overpowering the vocals. Covers of Sam Cooke, The Beatles and Bobby Rush sit alongside updated versions of his 60’s classics and round out this snapshot of this talented singer in his prime.

Lou Rawls ‎- Love All Your Blues Away (1986) [2016]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Dec. 10, 2016
Lou Rawls ‎- Love All Your Blues Away (1986) [2016]

Lou Rawls ‎- Love All Your Blues Away (1986) [2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 317 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Disco | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: SICP 4862

Produced by the great Jay Graydon, with contributions by David Foster, it has become sort of an obscure “West Coast” classic. It embodies a mixture of typical 80’s synthesizer-pop and classic Rawls soul and jazz ballads, which seem to come from two different production camps, most likely in an effort to maintain Rawls current with pop music developments of the time and at the same time remain true to his fan base.

Rory Gallagher - Behind The Blues (2003)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 9, 2016
Rory Gallagher - Behind The Blues (2003)

Rory Gallagher - Behind The Blues (2003)
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | MPEG-1, 256 kb/s
Blues Rock, Classic Rock | The Way Of Wizards | 02:01:42 | ~ 4.48 Gb

Irish guitarist and songwriter (born 2nd March, 1948, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal - died 14th June, 1995, London). One of the most influential guitarists of all times. Gallagher was a master on his Fender Stratocaster in playing the blues (as a born Irishman). He was also a stage "beast" (proof of which the various great live albums). A musical purist who refused to release singles or music videos and turned down the opportunity to join The Rolling Stones in the 1970's…

Big Apple Blues - Live At O'Flaherty's (2012)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 8, 2016
Big Apple Blues - Live At O'Flaherty's (2012)

Big Apple Blues - Live At O'Flaherty's (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 396 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 79 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Swamp Blues | Stone Tone Records #884501820448

Fourth album by New York's TOP blues cats whose previous album (Big Apple Blues: “Brooklyn Blues”, StoneToneRecords, Inc) was voted # 10 out of 100 best recent blues releases by Real Blues Magazine. “Live at O’Flaherty’s” captures raucous, sweltering, energy-oozing live performance of Big Apple Blues in a NYC club. To top it off, the CD was recorded unlike any other album in the last 3 decades - using old school, brutally revealing ½” vintage 70’s stereo Ampex tape recorder with virtually no postproduction. The result is - Blues like it is meant to be – true to the bone and free of studio tricks! Turn up loud and enjoy!
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.

Big Apple Blues - Brooklyn Blues (2010)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 7, 2016
Big Apple Blues - Brooklyn Blues (2010)

Big Apple Blues - Brooklyn Blues (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 344 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 42 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Blues Rock | Stone Tone Records #884501379069

A live studio electric Chicago Blues and beyond record by the very TOP NYC blues cats. It is as authentic and driving as blues ever gets. Turn up loud and enjoy! Brooklyn Blues is the culmination of a few blues musicians walking into a recording studio with their gear, plugging in and rolling tape. That of course, is an over-simplification of the recording process, but it’s all the listener really needs to concern themselves with. Big Apple Blues is not a homage, but a continuation to the ‘living record’ of the Chicago-style electric blues of mid-century Middle America…

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2016
Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Verve | # B0006009-02 | Time: 00:35:56

If this is blues, it's blues in the Billie Holiday sense, not the Muddy Waters one. This is one of Nina Simone's more subdued mid-'60s LPs, putting the emphasis on her piano rather than band arrangements. It's rather slanted toward torch-blues ballads like "Strange Fruit," "Trouble in Mind," Billie Holiday's own composition "Tell Me More and More and Then Some," and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." Simone's then-husband, Andy Stroud, wrote "Be My Husband," an effective adaptation of a traditional blues chant. By far the most impressive track is her frantic ten-minute rendition of the traditional "Sinnerman," an explosive tour de force that dwarfs everything else on the album.