Leon 2016

VA - The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) (2016)

VA - The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 424 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 MB | 01:14:36
Country, Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Omni Recording Corporation | Release Year: 2016

Another terrific thematic collection from those imaginative folks at Omni. Although there have been quite a few albums devoted to country prison songs this is a particularly well chosen collection featuring 28 tracks recorded between 1956 and 1972. It opens strongly with the superb Harlan Howard song The Wall given a powerful performance by Freddie Hart and keeps up the quality with Jaycee Hill's Crash-Out, Marty Robbins is here with one of his most intense performances The Chair - probably inspired by controversial execution of Caryl Chessman whose story is also dealt with in songs by Country Johnny Mathis, Ronnie Hawkins, Hoyle Miller and Jimmy Minor.

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975/2016) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 23, 2017
Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975/2016) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975/2016)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 688MB + 5% Recovery
FLAC 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 851MB + 5% Recovery

Weather Report's ever-changing lineup shifts again, with the somewhat heavier funk-oriented Leon "Ndugu" Chancler dropping into the drummer's chair and Alyrio Lima taking over the percussion table. As a result, Tale Spinnin' has a weightier feel than Mysterious Traveller, while continuing the latter's explorations in Latin-spiced electric jazz/funk. Zawinul's pioneering interest in what we now call world music is more in evidence with the African percussion, wordless vocals, and sandy sound effects of "Badia," and his synthesizer sophistication is growing along with the available technology. Wayne Shorter's work on soprano sax is more animated than on the previous two albums and Alphonso Johnson puts his melodic bass more to the fore. While not quite as inventive as its two predecessors, this remains an absorbing extension of WR's mid-'70s direction.

Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 7, 2017
Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (2016)

Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 321 MB | 00:38:40
Soul, RnB, Funk | Label: Innovative Leisure | Release Year: 2016

Many moons ago Primo Pitino, the DJ of San Francisco’s legendary Oldies Night, passed me a copy of his friend Nick Waterhouse’s “Some Place.” Nick was a local vinyl DJ and the kid working at our Shangri-la, Rooky Ricardo’s Records. Though he didn’t have a band at the time, Waterhouse assembled some local musicians to cut a one-off 45 in the vein of the electrifying mid-century modern rhythm and blues he loved. I threw “Some Place” on the Technics during sound check a few cities down the line and was blown away from the howling falsetto all the way to the end! I gave it a whirl every night from Texas to Tennessee and all the way back home to New York. Not only were the dancers’ feet responding, but they were also asking about the track on a nightly basis.
Orchestre d'Auvergne & Craig Leon - Celebration: 10 Centuries of Christmas Music (2016)

Orchestre d'Auvergne & Craig Leon - Celebration: 10 Centuries of Christmas Music (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:39 | 117 MB
Label: Aparté

Enfin un beau programme musical méditatif autour de Noël ! Tous ces arrangements pour orchestre de chambre, mis en couleur de façon remarquable par l'Orchestre d'Auvergne, s'appuient sur des mélodies écrites ou jouées à l'occasion de Noël. Avec des compositions s'étalant sur près de 10 siècles, nous découvrons comment certaines se sont ancrées au plus profond de notre culture. Inutile de décrire Craig Léon, musicien éclectique et producteur légendaire (Blondie, Les Ramones..), qui signe cet album inspiré, dont l'ambiance moderne et feutrée ravira un public très large. Un véritable disque de Noël Zen et la fameuse prise de Son "Full Dynamic Audio" du Label Aparté.

Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union (2010) {Deluxe Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 13, 2016
Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union (2010) {Deluxe Edition}

Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union (2010) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 425 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 37 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Pop Rock
Mercury Records #2750157

The Union is a collaboration studio album by singer-songwriters Elton John and Leon Russell, released on 19 October 2010 in the US and on 25 October in the UK. This is the 30th studio album by John and the 34th by Russell. This is the first studio release by John since 1979's Victim of Love without any of his regular band members. It is also his highest charting studio album on the Billboard 200 since 1976's Blue Moves, debuting at No. 3, as well as Russell's highest charting studio album since 1972's Carney. The Union was No. 3 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010…

Willie Nelson & Leon Russell - One For The Road (1979) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 20, 2016
Willie Nelson & Leon Russell - One For The Road (1979) [TR24][OF]

Willie Nelson & Leon Russell - One For The Road
Country, Folk | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 57:30 min | 1.04 GB | Front Cover
Label: Columbia Records | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 1978/2014

One for the Road, Willie Nelson's duet record with fellow American music maverick Leon Russell, followed months after his freewheeling, jam-heavy double album Willie and Family Live. This record (once a double LP, now a single CD) wasn't recorded live and the songs run a little shorter, but it shares the same sort of loose spirit and easy-rolling eclecticism as the two, essentially backed by the Family, run through a mess of country and pop standards.

Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 19, 2016
Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)

Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 421 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 91 Mb | 01:10:28
Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Rhythm & Blues | The Right Stuff | # 7243 8 59785 2 4

Retrospective is an 18-track collection that features the bulk of Leon Russell's greatest hits ("Tight Rope," "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," "Lady Blue," "Back to the Island"), plus many key album tracks. Since Russell was primarily an album artist, this approach doesn't necessarily do him justice, but for listeners who only want the hits, this will do.

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) [DCC, GZS-1049]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 18, 2016
Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) [DCC, GZS-1049]

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | DCC, GZS-1049 | ~ 358 or 139 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 50 Mb
Southern Rock

Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating…
Leon Russell - Leon Russell And The Shelter People (1971/2016)  [Limited Edition]

Leon Russell - Leon Russell And The Shelter People
Classic Rock | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH) | 53:40 min | 846 MB | Artwork
Label: Capitol Records / Audio Fidelity (AFZ 259) | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 1971/2016

Leon Russell and the Shelter People is the second solo album by the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leon Russell, released in 1971. It peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 200 in the USA.

Leon Russell - Life Journey (2014)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 14, 2016
Leon Russell - Life Journey (2014)

Leon Russell - Life Journey (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues Rock, Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Universal | # B00020326-02 | Time: 00:48:18

RIP Mr. Leon Russell (April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016)

Legendary American singer and pianist Leon Russell has entertained the world for five decades, getting his start as an in-demand Wrecking Crew session player and playing on hundreds of hit records before he began releasing his own albums in 1967. Leon Russell's latest studio album, titled Life Journey, will be released on April 1, 2014. This 12-track album features newly-written, original songs and Russell's turns on classics that resonate with the two-time GRAMMY® winner as important to his musical trajectory. The album is produced by Tommy LiPuma and executive produced by Elton John, with whom Russell most recently collaborated for 2010's critically acclaimed album, The Union.