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Norman Connors - Romantic Journey (1977) {FunkyTown Grooves}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 4, 2017
Norman Connors - Romantic Journey (1977) {FunkyTown Grooves}

Norman Connors - Romantic Journey (1977) {FunkyTown Grooves}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Scans 300dpi | 339MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Funk

When Norman Connors made the transition from jazz albums to commercially successful R&B-oriented dates, the drummer found himself being lambasted repeatedly in jazz press (something Roy Ayers, Patrice Rushen, George Duke and George Benson could also relate to). Myopic jazz critics trashed Romantic Journey simply because it contains so much R&B/pop, as opposed to judging its merits as an R&B/pop-oriented album. Though not as strong as its predecessor, You Are My Starship, this decent offering has its strong points, including Philip Mitchell's vocal on the haunting "Destination Moon" and Eleanore Mills' performance on a likable cover of the Stylistics' "You Are Everything."

Michael Henderson - Slingshot (1981) {Funkytown Grooves}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 4, 2017
Michael Henderson - Slingshot (1981) {Funkytown Grooves}

Michael Henderson - Slingshot (1981) {Funkytown Grooves}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 236MB + 3% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Funk

In the mid- to late '70s, Michael Henderson had a reputation for being a quiet storm-oriented singer. R&B fans associated him primarily with romantic material, whether it was with Norman Connors ("Valentine Love," "You Are My Starship," "We Both Need Each Other") or on his own ("At the Concert," "Take Me, I'm Yours," "Be My Girl," "In the Night-Time"). But the success of the quirky "Wide Receiver" in 1980 reminded Henderson's admirers that he was also quite capable of delivering an aggressive funk jam. Nonetheless, romantic soul ballads and slow jams remained a high priority for him, and they dominate 1981's Slingshot (which was originally released on vinyl LP by Buddah before being reissued on CD by The Right Stuff in 1995 and Funky Town Grooves in 2011).
The Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness (2016) [DVD-Audio to FLAC 24-96)

The Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:11 minutes | 850 MB
Source: DVD-Audio to FLAC Stereo | Artwork: Complete Scans (355 MB)

"Your Wilderness" is the eleventh studio album by British Rock band The Pineapple Thief. Musically, the album represents a marked change in direction and takes TPT away from Magnolia's more 'pop' orientated production. On Your Wilderness, the band has allowed itself -plus a dream team of contributors - to perform without any inhibitions. Bruce Soord has drawn inspiration from his Progressive roots in order to provide a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief. The album features several known guest musicians, including Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), John Helliwell (Supertramp), and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan).
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) [APO Remaster 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) [APO Remaster 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:37 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,06 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 742 MB

"Lush Life" is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7188. It is assembled from unissued results of three separate recording sessions at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1957 and 1958. As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s long after he had stopped recording for the label, Prestige used unissued recordings to create new marketable albums without Coltrane's input or approval.
Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Back To Back (1959) [APO Remaster 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Back To Back (1959) [Analogue Productions 2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 46:53 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,34 GB
or DSD64 files (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 46:53 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,17 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 973 MB
Freddie Hubbard - Hub Cap (1961) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Freddie Hubbard - Hub Cap (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remaster 2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:25 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,52 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,09 GB
Barbara Carroll - I Wished On The Moon (2007) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Barbara Carroll - I Wished On The Moon (2007) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:58 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,95 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,28 GB

Barbara Carroll is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals. Her inventive piano playing and totally unique vocal sound leads her into transforming any composition into her own art with her trade-mark emotional directness and respect for the tune, its lyrics and its many possibilities. According to Stephen Holder of the New York Times, "Ms. Carroll plays with an impeccable technique in which harmonies burst into flower. In recent decades she has embraced singing in a parlando style that is witty, literate, discreetly sexy and at times heartbreakingly honest".
Gentle Giant - Free Hand (1975) Capitol Records/SN-16048 - US Jacksonville Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant - Free Hand
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1300mb & 400mb
Mastered By Gene Thompson & Ken Perry
Label: Capitol Records/SN-160 | Release: 1975 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Admittedly, many prog rock fans with otherwise excellent taste in music find Gentle Giant rather hard to get into. Their music certainly is challenging, and very varied in flavour. At times it evokes Medieval music, at other times there are a cappella vocals delivered in a quasi-“round” format, in company with passages that veer from moments of delicate beauty to “rocking out.” All of these musical paths, and more, are often explored within the space of a single song. (Of course, that could be part of a generic description of progressive rock.) Gentle Giant have an inimitable style that is difficult to categorize; they must be heard to be understood. Perhaps only those with the most open musical minds will find them at all accessible. Certainly, though major players of the 70s prog scene, “Giant” never fully rose above their cult status to approach the popularity and critical acclaim of contemporaries like Genesis, Yes, ELP, Pink Floyd or Jethro Tull. (Though Gentle Giant don’t really sound like any of those heavyweights, their music bears a somewhat closer resemblance to that of ‘Tull, than any of the others mentioned.)
VA - The Hot Spot: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990/2009/2011) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

VA - The Hot Spot: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990/2011)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 40:50 minutes | 1,06 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:50 minutes | 828 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

An amalgamation of swampy blues, jazz and rock - all mixed and recorded in a sparse, bloomy and eerie sort of way. This recording is just so damn fine, so airy and warm. And the musician's aboard on this Dennis Hopper film are a who's who, including Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Roy Rodgers, Earl Palmer and Tim Drummond. This has long been a highly sought after and collectible album among audiophiles. A true demonstration record.
Kazumi Watanabe - Gracim (2013/2016) [Official Digital Download in DSD64 or FLAC 24-bit/96kHz]

Kazumi Watanabe - GRACIM (2013/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 49:33 minutes | 1,34 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:10 minutes | 1,01 GB
2x Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Kazumi Watanabe has for the past 20 years been one of the top guitarists in fusion, a rock-oriented player whose furious power does not mask a creative imagination. Watanabe studied guitar at Tokyo's Yamaha Music School and he was a recording artist while still a teenager. In 1979, he formed the group Kylyn and, in 1983, he put together the Mobo band. Several of his recordings have been made available by Gramavision and they show that he ranks up with Al DiMeola (when he is electrified) and Scott Henderson among the pacesetters in the idiom. This album features a special duet featuring Japanese pianist Kimiko Tanigawa.