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Duke Robillard - Duke Robillard Plays Blues: The Rounder Years (1997)

Duke Robillard - Duke Robillard Plays Blues: The Rounder Years (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:42
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Bullseye Blues/Rounder | # CD BB 9598

The title is bound to confuse (and possibly annoy) some blues purists. Except for a handful of straight blues numbers – including one of the most heartfelt T-Bone Walker tributes ever in "Duke's Mood" – Duke Robillard Plays Blues: The Rounder Years is mostly a rock-oriented anthology drawn from the post-Roomful of Blues but pre-Fabulous Thunderbirds stage of Robillard's career. No bonus tracks or previously unissued takes – just reissued material culled from four albums released on Rounder between 1983 and 1991. (Note that Robillard's "Rounder Years" also produced some fantastic swing music, but you won't find any of it here since it's been allocated to the sister compilation Duke Robillard Plays Jazz: The Rounder Years.) The '80s were an interesting decade for Robillard, as he took on a more stripped-down, roots rock (but still bluesy) approach with his trio, the Pleasure Kings, and then headed into that contemporary blues-rock zone often associated with the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
George Duke - Feel (1974/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Duke - Feel (1974/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 41:31 minutes | 807 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This album with the strange psychedelic sci-fi cover draws a tighter circle around Duke’s fusion language. The keyboard master ventures deep into his synthesizer laboratory. Duke shows himself to be a singer with a soulful sound. Shortly before this recording he had shelved his trombone so that he could communicate more directly with the audience, as can be heard in the hymnal, dreamlike title piece. The guest list of players make for an especially exciting concoction. No less than Duke’s playing companion Frank Zappa, under the cryptic pseudonym Obdewl’l X, performs some adventuresome guitar passages on “Love” and “Old Slippers”. On the California-sunshine pop samba, “Yana Aminah”, we have a surprise visit by Brazilian Flora Purim, wife of percussionist Airto Moreira, who opens up his bag of tricks on “The Once Over”, and plays on three more tracks.
Duke Robillard - Blues Full Circle (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Duke Robillard - Blues Full Circle (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 51:44 minutes | 637 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Blues Full Circle" is the album from two-time Grammy nominee and multi Blues Music Award winning guitarist Duke Robillard, whose last CD, "The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard", won Acoustic Album of the Year honors at the 37th Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Produced by Robillard and recorded at Lakewest Recording and Duke’s Mood Room, Blues Full Circle showcases his killer guitar tones in a small combo setting, which brings out the power and urgency of the songs.

Duke Robillard - Exalted Lover (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 26, 2017
Duke Robillard - Exalted Lover (2003)

Duke Robillard - Exalted Lover (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:51
Contemporary Blues, Blues Rock, Roots Rock | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD1293

Duke Robillard’s won a reputation as one of finest guitarists in blues, but this disc also displays his command of rock ‘n’ roll, country, and jazz balladry. The latter drives his duet with country star Pam Tillis, "I’ll Never Be Free," which plays off their easy vocal interplay, Robillard’s classic picking, and his band’s swinging drive. It’s also a pleasure to hear him singing and slinging guitars with blueswoman Debbie Davies on the chugging shuffle "How Long Has It Been." But the best moments may be Robillard’s incendiary solos, like when he uncorks his Stratocaster in the middle of "Deep Inside," matching his lyrics’ cry of aching devotion with a hailstorm of quivering bent notes and brightly snapped strings in sharp, stinging phrases. Three songs later he’s playing in a twang and tremolo style like a Texas roadhouse veteran. In any context, what comes from Robillard’s nimble fingers and open mind is the sound of a master at work.

American Hardcore (2006)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 24, 2017
American Hardcore (2006)

American Hardcore (2006)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x480 | x264 @ 3128 Kbps | 100 min | 2,55 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.0 @ 448 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Music

Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A tribal history" Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys.

Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 23, 2017
Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)

Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: Stony Plane | # SPCD 1300 | Time: 00:53:36

Duke Robillard pays homage to T-Bone Walker with this collection of swing, big band and blues songs. The bubbly and bouncy "Lonesome Woman Blues" has a be-bop Count Basie feeling as his supporting players are given brief solos to shine, particularly the horn section. There is far more substance and style to this approach than a rehashed run-through à la Brian Setzer. This fluidity continues, albeit a bit slower in tempo with the swinging "T-Bone Shuffle" which carries the same head-bobbing groove. Here the horns lead the way but Robillard makes his presence felt on guitar near the homestretch, and throughout the stellar "Pony Tail." The barroom blues and drum brushes on "Love Is a Gamble" takes things down to a creepy crawl, bringing to mind Dr. John or Delbert McClinton. An early favorite has to be the rousing and toe-tapping "Alimony Blues," an indication that Robillard wants to pay tribute in the right way by nailing each song beautifully.
Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio: The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio:
The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Swing, Big Band | Label: Acrobat | # AMACD024 | 00:51:50

Della Reese was born Deloreese Patricia Early on July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan and began singing in her local church from an early age. In late 1953 Della signed on with The Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and moved to New York and soon had a recording contract with Jubilee Records. Duke Ellington really needs no introduction, being considered by many as the greatest American composer of the 20th Century. His orchestra, over its 50 plus years of performing and recording, launched the careers of many of jazz's greatest stars. The line up for this 1962 performance still featured such respected alumni as Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves. This unique live concert broadcast featuring Della Reese and The Duke Ellington Orchestra was recorded on February 13, 1962 in New York City as part of a radio series specifically designed to promote a National Guard recruiting effort.
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 133 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517967151)

Recorded during his five year "vacation" from Duke Ellington's orchestra, this Johnny Hodges set features his band sticking mostly to standards. With trumpeter Harold "Shorty" Baker, trombonist Lawrence Brown, baritonist Harry Carney, pianist Call Cobbs, or Richie Powell, bassist John Williams, drummer Louis Bellson, and either Jimmy Hamilton or John Coltrane (who unfortunately does not solo) on tenor, Hodges had a particularly strong group. High points include "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the title track and a seven-song ballad medley.

Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 16, 2017
Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}

Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 451 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 198 mb
Genre: blues, funk, jazz

Duke Elegant is the 2000 album by Malcolm Rebennack, better known as Dr. John. This was released on Parlophone Records in Europe in 1999 but this is from the Blue Note pressing in the U.S. that came out in 2000 and it honors the music and legacy of Duke Ellington through mixing up jazz with his blues, soul, and shrimp gumbo ya-ya.
Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}

Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 625 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 429 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 140 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Decca Jazz / MCA / GRP | GRD-3-640
Jazz / Big Band / Early Jazz / Swing

Duke Ellington recorded for Brunswick from 1926 to 1931, the period in which his great talent and great orchestra first flowered, whether the band was recording under his own name or such pseudonyms as the Washingtonians or the Jungle Band. The earliest recordings are highlighted by the presence of trumpeter Bubber Miley and trombonist "Tricky Sam" Nanton, whose brilliant work with plunger mutes for vocal effects did much to define the early sound–which, in turn, rapidly evolved and expanded with the additions of Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and Cootie Williams. While the band's repertoire included many blues and popular songs, its distinctive identity emerges from early renditions of such trademark pieces as "East St. Louis Toodle-O," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "The Mooche," and "Mood Indigo." By the end of the period covered in this set, Ellington's ambitious later suites–some of them CD-length–are portended in the elegant extended composition "Creole Rhapsody," his clearly superior contribution to the symphonic jazz movement.