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Kiri Sings Gershwin (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Princess Theater Orchestra, John McGlinn)

Kiri Sings Gershwin (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Princess Theater Orchestra, John McGlinn) [1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 317 MB
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog Number: D 170258 | TT: 46’05

Original arrangements of Gershwin tunes are rare these days, but that's what you'll hear in this album by Kiri Te Kanawa. Granted, the arrangements sound somewhat dated according to 21st century tastes, but that's what makes them fascinating. These were like nothing anyone else was writing when the George and Ira first brought them to life. Kiri uses a different, somewhat breathier voice than you might be used to on her classical albums, probably not the type of voice Gershwin had in mind, but I think it generally works pretty well.
By Dennis Brightwell

The Invisible Man [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Feb. 24, 2017
The Invisible Man [Audiobook]

The Invisible Man [Audiobook] by John Hurt, Blake Ritson, Annette Badland
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1787030571 | MP3 256 Kbps | 02:36:58 | 296.0 MB

In the midst of a snowstorm, a stranger arrives in an English country inn, seeking solitude. Soon, inexplicable goings-on at the Coach and Horses bring fear to the village.

Clement Attlee: The Man Who Made Modern Britain  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 21, 2017
Clement Attlee: The Man Who Made Modern Britain

Clement Attlee: The Man Who Made Modern Britain by John Bew
2017 | ISBN: 0190203404 | English | 688 pages | PDF | 10 MB
John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951 (2002) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951 (2002) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.2 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 840 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Delta Blues, Detroit Blues, Country Blues | Label: JSP Records | # JSPCD7703 | Time: 05:01:54

This four-disc box from London's JSP Records collects an astounding 100 songs recorded by John Lee Hooker in Detroit from the years 1948 to 1952, including his first two sides ever, the signature tunes "Boogie Chillen" and "Sally Mae." Most of the tracks here are done solo, with Hooker's ever-present foot-stomping, although a few feature other musicians on loose-limbed blues boogies. Since Hooker never significantly altered his style during his long career, these first recordings set the stage for all that came after, and he arguably never sounded fresher or better. Four discs worth of this throwback Mississippi bluesman will be severe overkill for casual listeners, but diehard Hooker fans will find this box set absolutely essential.

Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 15, 2017
Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima

Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima by Chuck Tatum
2012 | ISBN: 0425247406, 0425257428 | English | 368 pages | EPUB | 0.6 MB
John Handy - Handy Dandy Man (1978, CD reissue 1986, in-akustik # inak 8618 CD) [RE-UP]

John Handy - Handy Dandy Man
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 256 MB | Full Artwork: 28 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: in-akustik # inak 8618 CD | Country/Year: Germany 1978, 1986
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz | Style: Jazz-Funk, Funk

John Richard Handy III is an American jazz musician most commonly associated with the alto saxophone, although he also plays tenor and baritone saxophone, saxello, clarinet, oboe, and sings. Handy first came to prominence while working for Charles Mingus in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Handy led several groups, among them a quintet with Michael White, violin, Jerry Hahn, guitar, Don Thompson, bass, and Terry Clarke, drums. This group's performance at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival was recorded and released as an album; Handy received Grammy nominations for "Spanish Lady" (jazz performance) and "If Only We Knew" (jazz composition)…

John Pizzarelli Trio - Live At Birdland (2003) Repost / New Rip  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 10, 2017
John Pizzarelli Trio - Live At Birdland (2003) Repost / New Rip

John Pizzarelli Trio - Live At Birdland (2003)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 577 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 317 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 39 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Telarc Jazz #2CD-83577

This is a wonderful, warm-hearted, and effortlessly virtuosic live recording by one of the finest living exponents of pre-bop small-ensemble jazz. With pianist Ray Kennedy and bassist Martin Pizzarelli (and on two songs joined by vocalist Grover Kemble), singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli runs through a generally lightweight but thoroughly charming set of standards, homages, funny stories, and the occasional original tune; the fast tunes are light and frothy, the ballads smooth and gentle, and even the moments that are less than utterly inspired work together with the album's highlights to create a very satisfying whole…
John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records 263481 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 425 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered
© 1961-62, 2014 Vee Jay / Chess / Hoodoo Records | 263481
Blues / Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues / Blues Revival

John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of the Detroit blues tradition. Often called the “King of the Boogie,” Hooker's driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues. His thunderous electric guitar sounded raw, while his basic technique was riveting.

John Pizzarelli - My Blue Heaven (1990) {2003, Hybrid SACD}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 7, 2017
John Pizzarelli - My Blue Heaven (1990) {2003, Hybrid SACD}

John Pizzarelli - My Blue Heaven (1990) {2003, Hybrid SACD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 359 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 100 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Chesky Records #SACD254

Just prior to signing with RCA/Novus, John Pizzarelli recorded two sets for Chesky that featured him playing in the swing style that he would soon make quite popular. Although joined by all-stars (pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Connie Kay, his father, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, and flugelhornist Clark Terry) rather than his regular trio, Pizzarelli's likable vocals and relaxed guitar solos are not overshadowed. In fact, this is a delightful date, with memorable renditions of such songs as "I'm An Errand Boy for Rhythm," "Lady Be Good," "The Best Man," "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You" and "Candy." Easily recommended to John Pizzarelli fans.

John McCutcheon - Trolling for Dreams (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 6, 2017
John McCutcheon - Trolling for Dreams (2017)

John McCutcheon - Trolling for Dreams
Folk, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 60:05 min | 137 MB
Label: Appalsongs | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Trolling for Dreams, John McCutcheon’s newest (and 38th!) album is, according to early reviews, “a tour-de-force of songwriting…these incredible 14 songs are the most thought-provoking songs of his career!” It is what people have come to expect from the 6-time Grammy nominee, forty-five years into a career marked by excellence at every turn.