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Keely Smith - Little Girl Blue, Little Girl New (1963) [Expanded Edition 2017] (Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz)

Keely Smith - Little Girl Blue / Little Girl New (1963) [Expanded Edition 2017]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:15 minutes | 903 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

You can’t get any more popular in American entertainment than Keely Smith was in the early ‘60s. Having blown the doors out in Las Vegas, winning a Grammy, having hit after hit and lighting up television screens playing straight “man” to husband Louis Prima, she’d navigated the tricky waters of a professional and personal divorce, striking out on her own and starting her own record label, Keely Records, in partnership with close friend and mentor Frank Sinatra, under the auspices of his Reprise label. A groundbreaking businesswoman, as well as recording artist, Keely recorded 5 classic albums for Reprise. Because she’d seen enough show business shenanigans to last a lifetime, a generation before it became standard practice to do so, she retained the rights to her masters.

The Melodians - The Return Of The Melodians (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Oct. 12, 2017
The Melodians - The Return Of The Melodians (2017)

The Melodians - The Return Of The Melodians (2017)
Reggae | 34:53 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 80 MB
Label: Vp Records

Every significant evolvement in Jamaican music history; from Ska to Rocksteady to Reggae, has the essence of harmony trios leaving an undeniable vibration that lives on to this day. Countless groups may be recalled; there’s still a few active today that have endured the three aforementioned eras of timeless sounds. The Cables (original members intact) are still active. One must mention The Silvertones and The Heptones (who were formed right before Rocksteady times). THE MELODIANS are in this enduring category; with runnings traced back to Kingston in 1963. True, all original members of aforementioned (except for The Cables) are not with the current lineups; due to circumstances but the tradition carries true with at least one founding member. The Melodians’ founding singer Trevor McNaughton brings two veteran singers into the studio for the just released “THE RETURN OF THE MELODIANS (SKA-ROCKSTEADY-REGGAE)” and the results are nothing short of beautiful and brings forth memories by the score. The Foundation tradition is intact in these perilous times…
The Rascals - Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits (1968/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

The Rascals - Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits (1968/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:59 minutes | 1,67 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Rascals should probably be considered one of the best white rock bands recording in the rhythm and blues idiom. TIME PEACE offers an opportunity to review in retrospect just exactly what the Rascals have contributed to rock music. Arguably the greatest greatest-hits album of the '60s. A White-soul classic.
Trisha Yearwood - Big Bang Concert Series: Trisha Yearwood (Live) (2017)

Trisha Yearwood - Big Bang Concert Series: Trisha Yearwood (Live) (2017)
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 57:57 | 136 MB
Label: Mountain Man Music | Release Year: 2017

One of the most popular female country singers of the '90s, Trisha Yearwood initially rose to fame as a protégée of Garth Brooks but quickly staked out her own identity as an assertive yet vulnerable modern woman. Yearwood was born in the small town of Monticello, Georgia in 1964 and grew up on a farm owned by her father, who also worked as a prominent local banker. She loved Elvis Presley as a child and sang in musicals, choral groups, and talent shows while in school. She enrolled at the University of Georgia, but in 1985 she transferred to the music business program at Belmont College in Nashville. Yearwood served an internship with MTM Records and soon moved on to become an in-demand demo singer, which resulted in an up-and-coming Brooks hiring her as a backup vocalist.
The Doobie Brothers - Original Album Series Vol. 2 1971-1984 (2013) {5CD Box Set Rhino-Warner}

The Doobie Brothers - Original Album Series Vol. 2 1971-1984 (2013) {5CD Box Set Rhino-Warner}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.29 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 497 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 184 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Rhino / Warner | 81227 96491
Rock / Classic Rock / Soft Rock / Blue-Eyed Soul

Five vintage albums from '70s hitmakers the Doobie Brothers are included in this special box set. Released in 1971, The Doobie Brothers was the group's first album, and finds the Doobies beginning to work out the sound that would make them famous. Livin' on the Fault Line from 1977 would prove to be their last album with guitarist and founder Tom Johnston, and found them expanding their jazz influences. Issued in 1978, Minute by Minute featured two major hits, the title cut and "What a Fool Believes," and with Michael McDonald handling all the lead vocals, the group refined its R&B sound and came up with a commercial blockbuster.
Nat King Cole & Friends - Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote and Mercury Recordings (1940-46) {3CD Verve Limited Edition 2010}

Nat King Cole & Friends - Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote and Mercury Recordings (1940-46) {3CD Verve Limited Edition 2010}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 762 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 510 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 366 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Verve / Hip-O-Select | B0013384-02
Jazz / Modern Jazz Vocals / Piano / Traditional Pop

There’s much more to Nat King Cole than you know. Nat was surely a smooth singer and a gentle swinger. But he was also a consummate jazz piano player who recorded secretly as a sideman for Keynote and Mercury – using amusing pseudonyms – even as he rose to fame recording hit after hit for Capitol Records. Riffin’: The Decca, JATP, Keynote and Mercury Recordings, a 3-CD box set on Hip-oSelect.com’s Verve Select imprint, features Nat backing his many friends in the 1940s, as well as his original King Cole Trio singles on Decca – a total of 53 tracks significantly restored and remastered, and housed in a beautiful 7 3/8” square box set with a 30-page book stuffed with rare photos, a brilliant essay by David Ritz, detailed session notes and reproductions of the original releases’ artwork, from 78 RPM labels to 10-inch LP covers and much more.
Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 (2009) 5 CD Box Set

Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 (2009) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.57 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 915 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Harmonica Blues, Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Geffen/Hip-O Select | # B0012636-02 | Time: 06:01:43

It is no exaggeration to call Little Walter the Jimi Hendrix of the electric harp: he redefined what the instrument was and what it could do, pushing the instrument so far into the future that his music still sounds modern decades after it was recorded. Little Walter wasn't the first musician to amplify the harmonica but he arguably was the first to make the harp sound electric, twisting twitching, vibrant runs out of his instrument; nearly stealing the show from Muddy Waters on his earliest Chess recordings; and so impressing Leonard Chess that he made Muddy keep Walter as his harpist even after Waters broke up his band. Chess also made Walter into his studio's house harpist and started to release Little Walter solo records with the instrumental "Juke" in 1952. "Juke" became a smash hit and turned Little Walter into a star, making him a steady presence on the '50s R&B charts.
Duke Ellington - The Original Recordings that inspired the Broadway Hit "After Midnight" (2014)

Duke Ellington - The Original Recordings that inspired the Broadway Hit "After Midnight" (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:52 min | 110 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Big Band | Label: Sony Legacy

This album collects Ellington's original recordings (between 1927-40) showcased in the musical revue After Midnight, a 2014 Tony nominee for Best Musical. It includes songs such as "It Don't Mean a Thing," "Stormy Weather" and "Cotton Club Stomp."
Simple Minds: Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Glasgow (2014) [Deluxe Edition 2CD+DVD]

Simple Minds: Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Glasgow (2014) [Deluxe Edition 2CD+DVD]
DVD5 | Video: NTSC, MPEG-2, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz | 3,84 GB | Time: 92 min.
2xCD | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 91+114 MB | Time: 39 min.+49 min.
Genre: Rock | Label: Edsel | Release Date: 28 July 2014

On 27th November 2013 Simple Minds played a very special concert and filmed it at the brand new award-winning venue the SSE Hydro Glasgow, the first concert to be filmed there. This deluxe digipak package features a DVD with a 93 minute edit of the concert, two CDs containing the audio, and a booklet containing a selection of beautiful photos of the occasion. To an enthusiastic home audience, the band delivers rousing versions of hit after hit after hit.

Rosemary Clooney - Singing At Her Best (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Sept. 10, 2013
Rosemary Clooney - Singing At Her Best (2004)

Rosemary Clooney - Singing At Her Best (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Swing | Label: Passport | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 6 April 2004 | Runtime: 40 min. | 2,12 GB (DVD5)

Before the rock & roll revolution, Rosemary Clooney was one of the most popular female singers in America, rising to superstardom during the golden age of adult pop. Like many of her peers in the so-called "girl singer" movement Doris Day, Kay Starr, Peggy Lee, Patti Page, et al. Clooney's style was grounded in jazz, particularly big-band swing. She wasn't an improviser or a technical virtuoso, and lacked the training to stand on an equal footing with the greatest true jazz singers.