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Don Byas - Laura [Recorded 1950-1952] (2000) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 11, 2018
Don Byas - Laura [Recorded 1950-1952] (2000) (Repost)

Don Byas - Laura [Recorded 1950-1952] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 290 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 027-2)

Don Byas was a giant of the tenor sax, though his accomplishments were all but overlooked in his native land once he moved to Europe for good. This CD from Universal Music's Jazz in Paris series compiles three separate studio sessions from the early '50s, all with different rhythm sections. Most of the tracks are standard ballads, featuring the leader throughout. His expressive take of "Laura" shows off a big tone with a bit of vibrato much like Ben Webster in his later years. The one original is his snappy "Riviera Blues," a lively number likely improvised on the spot. Had he remained in the U.S., it is possible that Don Byas might have been ranked along with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Ben Webster in the top echelon of tenor saxophonists, so anyone unfamiliar with his work should seek out this very affordable collection.
Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know (2011) 2CD Limited Edition 2012

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know (2011) 2CD Limited Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 569 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 242 Mb | Scans included | 01:40:53
Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDVZ3091, 5099932720327

An air of inquiry suffuses Laura Marling's third album, a mood of experimentation as cerebral as it is playful. Opening song The Muse is like nothing she has released before: swaggering and brassy, with her voice pulling angular shapes across saloon-jazz piano and tight brush drums. Salinas and Rest in the Bed are like miniature western movies, with spit and sawdust in the guitar and banjo lines, melodrama in the backing vocals and Marling squinting at a relentless sun as her characters glare fate in the face. As on last year's I Speak Because I Can, Marling can sound curiously dispassionate, slurring the chorus of Don't Ask Me Why, maintaining a studied cool at the start of Sophia as she murmurs: "Where I have been lately is no concern of yours." But when Sophia unfurls into a glowing country romp, the distance between her and us suddenly shrinks – and the feeling is exhilarating.

Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 15, 2018
Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim (2008)

Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin | # 5099951688028, CDV3040 | Time: 00:38:30
Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Folk Rock, Acoustic Indie Rock

Due to her youth (16 when she first hit Myspace, 17 when signed to an imprint of EMI, and 18 when her debut album came out), perky-cute looks and extremely British diction, singer/songwriter Laura Marling got a lot of comparisons to Lily Allen in her early buzz, but the quietly compelling Alas I Cannot Swim is not at all a frothy pop confection. A folk-tinged AAA pop record based on Marling's alluringly husky voice and graceful acoustic guitar, Alas I Cannot Swim would be more aptly compared to the likes of Feist, Keren Ann, or Regina Spektor. (In the album's press kit, Marling reveals her primary influence to be Bonnie "Prince" Billy, which also seems appropriate.) Although not to draw too forbidding a comparison, opening track and first single "Ghosts" is most strongly reminiscent of Joni Mitchell circa For the Roses, both in Marling's expressive vocal phrasing and the expert shifts in the arrangement between solo acoustic passages and full-band sections, not to mention an excellently deployed string section. That old-school '70s singer/songwriter vibe predominates throughout the album, in fact.

Laura Branigan - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (7CD) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 9, 2018
Laura Branigan - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (7CD) [Re-Up]

Laura Branigan - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (7CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.9 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 761 Mb | Scans included
Pop, Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock | Time: 05:05:14

Collection includes: Branigan (1982); Branigan 2 (1983); Self Control (1984); Hold Me (1985); Touch (1987); Laura Branigan (1990); Over My Heart (1993).

On Strawberry Hill : The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Feb. 5, 2018
On Strawberry Hill : The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling

On Strawberry Hill :
The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling

by Paula Ivaska Robbins
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0817358943 | 134 Pages | PDF | 3.19 MB
The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American [Audiobook]

The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American [Audiobook] by Laura Wides-Muñoz
English | January 30th, 2018 | ASIN: B0774X9M8L, ISBN: 1538499665 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 59 mins | 329.73 MB
Narrator: Almarie Guerra

A journalist chronicles the next chapter in civil rights - the story of a movement and a nation, witnessed through the poignant and inspiring experiences of five young undocumented activists who are transforming society's attitudes toward one of the most contentious political matters roiling America today: immigration.
The Making of a Dream: How a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American

The Making of a Dream: How a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American by Laura Wides-Muñoz
English | January 30th, 2018 | ASIN: B071DSP3Z5, ISBN: 0062560123 | 384 pages | EPUB | 2.00 MB

A journalist chronicles the next chapter in civil rights—the story of a movement and a nation, witnessed through the poignant and inspiring experiences of five young undocumented activists who are transforming society’s attitudes toward one of the most contentious political matters roiling America today: immigration.

Making Love Last: Divorce-Proofing Your Young Marriage  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Jan. 26, 2018
Making Love Last: Divorce-Proofing Your Young Marriage

Laura Taggart, "Making Love Last: Divorce-Proofing Your Young Marriage"
ISBN: 0800727851 | 2017 | EPUB | 272 pages | 5 MB
Laura van der Heijden & Petr Limonov - 1948: Russian Works for Cello & Piano (2018)

Laura van der Heijden & Petr Limonov - 1948: Russian Works for Cello & Piano (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:10:42 | 164 MB
Label: Champs Hill Records

The winner of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2012, Laura van der Heijden makes her debut recording with music of the Soviet era, inspired by her teachers, and by a deep appreciation of "the immense value of great art, music, and literature in Russian-speaking countries…. discovered the link which exists between the 'Russian soul' and the spiritual virtue of art”.

Roswell series by Paul Ruditis, Laura J. Burns, Kevin Ryan, Andy Mangels  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at Nov. 16, 2017
Roswell series by Paul Ruditis, Laura J. Burns, Kevin Ryan, Andy Mangels

Roswell series by Paul Ruditis, Laura J. Burns, Kevin Ryan, Andy Mangels
English | 6 Books | Epub | 1.5 MB