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Chicago - Night & Day. Big Band (1995) [BMG Victor, BVCG-639]

Chicago - Night & Day. Big Band (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
BMG Victor, BVCG-639 | ~ 380 or 382 or 129 Mb | Scans(jpg, 600dpi) -> 91 Mb
Jazz Rock / Soft Rock / Big Band | Bonus Track

Generally, when contemporary performers have taken on retro projects like this one, they have tended to emphasize their fidelity to the sources – consider Linda Ronstadt hiring arranger/conductor Nelson Riddle to recreate his string backgrounds for albums like What's New. Chicago takes a different approach to the swing band classics it tackles here – it Chicago-izes them…

Big Bad Smitty - Disccography 3 Alben (1997-2000)  

Posted by countryfreak at Oct. 5, 2010
Big Bad Smitty - Disccography 3 Alben (1997-2000)

Big Bad Smitty - Disccography 3 Alben (1997-2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 954 MB | + Covers
Genre: Blues/Modern Electric | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com + HF.com

Big Bad Smitty, whose real name is John Henry Smith, is a Mississippi guitarist in the style of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. During his youth, Smitty played in the region of Greenville with Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, a friend from school. The pair established a band and also played gigs in Arkansas. Smitty settled in Jackson, MS, and drove a truck for a living when he was in his twenties. The local blues scene afforded him the opportunity to play with musicians such as King Mose, Sam Myers, King Edward, and John Littlejohn…….

Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Jan. 11, 2017
Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)

Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 8 000 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Blues | Label: Geneon | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 8 July 1998 | Runtime: 56min. | 3,33GB (DVD5)

Muddy Waters was the leading exponent of Chicago blues in the Fifties, and with him, the blues came up from the Delta and went electric. His guitar licks and repertoire have fueled innumerable blues bands.

Consequence - The Cons Vol. 3: Da Comeback Kid (2005)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 10, 2017
Consequence - The Cons Vol. 3: Da Comeback Kid (2005)

Consequence - The Cons Vol. 3: Da Comeback Kid (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 392 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 142 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap

The Cons Vol. 3: Da Comeback Kid is the 2005 mixtape CD by American rapper Dexter Mills, Jr, who is better known as bucktoothed genius Consequence. This was made when he was signed by Kanye West's Getting Out Our Dreams (G.O.O.D.) record label.

City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Jan. 8, 2017
City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America [Repost]

City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America by Donald L. Miller
English | April 3, 1997 | ISBN: 0684831384, 0684801949 | EPUB | 704 pages | 6.9 MB
The 3 Souls featuring Sonny Cox - Soul Sounds (1965) {MVCJ-19024 Japan 20bit K2 mastering}

The 3 Souls featuring Sonny Cox - Soul Sounds (1965) {MVCJ-19024 Japan 20bit K2 mastering}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 236 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 32 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 1997 Argo / Chess / Universal Victor Japan / MCA | MVCJ-19024 | 20bit K2 mastering
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Organ

This is a fantastic example to the 60's Soul Jazz movement. Cox, an accomplished musician, didn't want to be a basketball coach. When he was growing up in Cincinnati, he wanted to be a great baseball player, another Jackie Robinson. And he wanted to be a great jazz saxophone player, another Charlie Parker. After graduating from Kentucky State, Cox came to Chicago with classmate Joe Henderson, the famed tenor sax player. They were en route to California to become professional musicians. But Cox never left. He found a home – and another occupation – on the South Side.
Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 258 MB | 00:56:41
Classical, Opera | Label: CSO Resound | Release Year: 2016

This new live recording pairs profound works by two of the twentieth century's greatest composers: Arnold Schoenberg and Dmitri Shostakovich. Writer Phillip Huscher describes Schoenberg's Kol Nidre a "stark, strong modernist statement," set to the prayer said on the eve of Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement. Schoenberg, who had fled Europe in 1934, premiered the work in Los Angeles in 1938, one month before the devastating the anti Jewish pogroms of Kristallnacht took place throughout Nazi-Germany. Shostakovich's suite explores similarly weighty concerns, including themes of love, morality, death, and the human spirit through the poetry of the Renaissance master Michelangelo. Although originally conceived to honor the fifth centenary of the artist's birth, Shostakovich's settings became a highly personal testament to concerns the two men shared across the centuries.

Chicago Tribune - January 3, 2017  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Jan. 3, 2017
Chicago Tribune - January 3, 2017

Chicago Tribune - January 3, 2017
English | 40 pages | True PDF | 21 MB

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 22, 2016
Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 kb/s
Genre: Soul | Label: Immortal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 26 May 2008 | Runtime: 59 min. | 3,71GB (DVD5)

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Think," "The House That Jack Built," and several others earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since.

Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 20, 2016
Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)

Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Piano Blues, Chicago Blues, Boogie-Woogie | Label: Sagebrush | # SB-CD-101 | Time: 00:48:39

In 2001, legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins was edging up on 88 years of age when he played the concert date in Chicago documented on this album. Perkins sounds plenty spry here, but this certainly doesn't capture the great man at his best; Perkins was a pioneer of the boogie-woogie style and was a longtime member of Muddy Waters' band, but most of On the 88's: Live in Chicago is devoted to easygoing midtempo numbers that sound a bit timid compared to what he played in his prime. Perkins shows he still had a great touch on this recording, and his timing is more than fine, but his left hand doesn't quite anchor these tunes the way he did in his salad days (it might have helped if he'd been given a better piano for this gig, since the instrument has the tone of a second-rate electronic keyboard), and even if his singing is game, his voice was showing its wear.