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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).

Various Artists - BluesQuest (1999) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at April 18, 2018
Various Artists - BluesQuest (1999) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Various Artists - BluesQuest (1999)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:54 minutes | Scans included | 1,63 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,11 GB

The best-of compilation from Audiophile Blues and Jazz label - AudioQuest Music, featuring Terry Evans, Doug MacLeod, Joe Beard, Mighty Sam McClain, Ronnie Earl, Pinetop Perkins, Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bruce Katz Band and Sherman Robertson… the crème of the crop from the last three years of blues releases from AudioQuest Music.
Wetton/Manzanera - Wetton Manzanera (1987) Geffen Records/GHS 24147 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Wetton/Manzanera – Wetton Manzanera
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Sheffield Lab Matrix By Greg Fulginiti
Label: Geffen Records/GHS 24147 | Released: 1987 | Genre: Pop-Rock

Two stars together: Jonh Wetton (King Crimson, UK, Asia, etc.) and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), in this interesting work!
Phil Woods with Strings - The Thrill Is Gone (2003) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Phil Woods with Strings - The Thrill Is Gone (2003) [Japan 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:23 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,74 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,13 GB

"Phil Woods with Strings?" you may ask with a bit of apprehension. An album with strings, which is inevitably heavily arranged, is always a risky proposition for a jazz musician whose art depends above all on spontaneous improvisation. But Phil Woods, arguably the best alto sax player alive today, has done it many times in his 55-year career. What distinguishes this album is the core group: Wood's regular quartet featuring the young and brilliant pianist Bill Charlap. Also, they decided to go with a string quintet (two violins, two violas and one cello) instead of a larger string section. This probably worked to make the ensemble agile and more spontaneous. The first violinist even takes a few solos!
Herbie Mann - Caminho De Casa (1990) [Reissue 2004] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Herbie Mann - Caminho De Casa (1990) [Reissue 2004]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:30 minutes | Front/Rear+PDF | 3,16 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear+PDF booklet | 1,09 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # SACD280

Caminho de Casa was flutist Herbie Mann's third album with his group Jasil Brazz and his first for Chesky Records. Re-issued for the first time in Hybrid Multi-Channel SACD, this 1990 recording from the legendary RCA Studio A in New York City features a rich repertoire including compositions from prominent Brazilian composers of the time including Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Nelson Ayres and Roberto Carlos.
Ana Caram - Rio After Dark (1989) [Reissue 2002] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ana Caram - Rio After Dark (1989) [Reissue 2002]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:01 minutes | Front/Rear+PDF | 3,28 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (Official Digital Download) 24bit/96 kHz | 58:47 | Front/Rear cover+PDF | 1,29 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # SACD241

Known for her delightful delivery and delicate vibrato-less soprano, the Sao Paulo-born composer & vocalist/guitarist is equally at ease on melodic ballads as she is on tongue-twisting sambas. A Cash Box reviewer once wrote that "hearing Ana Caram was like a sweet, sunny, wake up call".

Doug MacLeod - Unmarked Road (1997) [Reissue 2000] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at April 17, 2018
Doug MacLeod - Unmarked Road (1997) [Reissue 2000] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Doug MacLeod - Unmarked Road (1997) [Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:31 minutes | Scans included | 1,55 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,09 GB

Doug MacLeod's dark singing and sparse guitar playing are a throwback to the country-blues artists of the 1930s, although his lyrics have more modern sensibilities. Much of this superior album is haunting and mildly disturbing, giving one the feeling that there is a great deal beneath the surface. It is the type of blues/folk recording worth experiencing several times, in contrast to those of recent times that express more obvious sentiments. Bassist Jeff Turmes is on just seven of the dozen songs (five of which also include drummer Stefev Mugalian); three of the remaining tunes are duets by MacLeod with percussionist Oliver Brown, and the two others are unaccompanied solo performances. Although the leader's guitar playing is impressive, it is his distinctive and very sincere voice on his dozen originals that sticks in one's mind.
Doug MacLeod - Whose Truth, Whose Lies (2000) [Reissue 2007] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Doug MacLeod - Whose Truth, Whose Lies (2000) [Reissue 2007]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:14 minutes | Scans included | 1,74 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,24 GB

In 2000, you would have been hard-pressed to find a more lowdown blues-oriented recording than singer/guitarist Doug MacLeod's Whose Truth, Whose Lies?, which should appeal to anyone who likes his/her blues dark, shadowy, and moody. This isn't an album that tries to win you over with slickness; whether MacLeod is going electric or acoustic, he obviously identifies with the simplicity and honesty that characterized the country blues artists of the '30s and '40s. Not that Whose Truth, Whose Lies? sounds like a recording from that time. MacLeod's lyrics obviously aren't pre-World War II lyrics, and he has been influenced by soul, rock, and folk as well as country and urban blues. Not everything on this superb album adheres to a 12-bar format, and some of the tunes fall into the folk category. But even when he is getting into a folk or R&B groove, MacLeod can always be counted on to provide a wealth of blues feeling. Whose Truth, Whose Lies? may not be the work of a purist, but it is certainly compelling.
The Moody Blues - Voices In The Sky 1984) Threshold Records/422 820 155-1- LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

The Moody Blues - Voices In The Sky: The Best Of The Moody Blues
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Decca/820 155-1 | Released: 1984 | This Issue: 1985 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Along time ago, I bought this LP from “The Moody Blues”, because it appears the original single “Nights In White Satin”.