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The City (Carole King) - Now That Everything's Been Said (1968) Remastered Reissue 2015

The City (Carole King) - Now That Everything's Been Said (1968) Remastered Reissue 2015
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Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk Rock | Label: Light in the Attic | # LITA 136 | Time: 00:37:49

With her marriage on the rocks and looking for a fresh start, Carole King moved to Los Angeles in 1967. More specifically, Laurel Canyon, where she fell in with the nascent singer/songwriter crowd. She and bassist/boyfriend Charles Larkey (formerly of the Myddle Class, a band she and then-husband Gerry Goffin had signed to their record label) soon formed a band, adding old friend from NYC, guitarist Danny Kortchmar. The trio spent time at King's house working on a batch of songs she had written with Goffin (some previously released by other acts, some not), plus some co-written by another member of Myddle Class, Don Palmer, and fellow Brill Building refugee Toni Stern. Thanks to their industry connections it wasn't long before they had a record deal. Adding drummer Jim Gordon and naming themselves the City, they hit the studio with Lou Adler producing. The outcome of the sessions was the thoroughly charming Now That Everything's Been Said LP. Released in 1968 on Ode Records, the album had one foot in the kind of radio pop bands like the Monkees and the Mamas & the Papas were cranking out and another in the earthy, homegrown realm of singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell and, a few years later, King herself.

The Production of Difference: Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History(Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Jan. 13, 2017
The Production of Difference: Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History(Repost)

The Production of Difference: Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History by David R. Roediger
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0199739757 | 296 Pages | EPUB | 2.35 MB

Veronica Grim and The Heavy Hearts - Revelator (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 10, 2017
Veronica Grim and The Heavy Hearts - Revelator (2017)

Veronica Grim and The Heavy Hearts - Revelator (2017)
Country, Rock, Americana | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:45:21 | 106 MB
Label: Zero Dog Thirty Records | Release Year: 2017

“Revelator” means “one that reveals” and that’s certainly true in the case of the debut album from this band of misfit toys. Formed in Long Beach, California in early 2014, Veronica Grim & The Heavy Hearts knew early on the stories they were telling weren't for everyone: their’s is a tapestry of truths that burn like whiskey and haunt like ghosts - but for every painful memory on the album, there is also raucous celebration of love, brotherhood, romance and mischief. At the end of the day, knowing the party has to end someday makes each kiss deeper, each shot more intoxicating and each chord ring with more truth.

Ilya Yakushev - Prokofiev: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 9, 2017
Ilya Yakushev - Prokofiev: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2017)

Ilya Yakushev - Prokofiev: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2017)
Classical, Piano, Modern Era | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:47:45 | 109 MB
Label: Nimbus Alliance | Release Year: 2017

A pupil of Vladimir Feltsman, the Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev won the First Prize at the famous Cincinnati Competition in 2005, which illico opened the doors to the North American concert scene - as well as that of his native country . He proposes here a choice of three Prokofiev Sonatas for the second volume of his integral: the First Op. 1 of 1907, written in a single movement, shows us a Prokofiev of seventeen years already possessing considerable means, even If the inheritance of Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov is still felt.

Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Dec. 21, 2016
Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change

Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change by Adam Kahane
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1605093041 | 168 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB
The J. J. Johnson Quintet - J Is For Jazz (1956) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 79}

The J. J. Johnson Quintet - J Is For Jazz (1956) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 79}
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© 1956, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 79
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 remastering. Comes with liner notes. Nicely sharp sounds from the great JJ Johnson – a set that has the trombonist really honing his edge on a host of tight, short tracks – with a vibe that almost recalls his initial bop recordings on Blue Note and Prestige! The style here is a bit more sophisticated – definitely with an ear towards the modern directions that JJ was exploring in the 50s – but the sound is also nicely spontaneous, with more focus on improvisation between group members than larger arrangements – quite nice, given that the group features excellent tenor from Bobby Jaspar on tenor – and either Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones on piano, Percy Heath or Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks are short, and titles include "Overdrive", "Cube Steak", "Chasin The Bird", and "Solar".
The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}

The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}
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© 1959, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 78
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, the strength here is really the group – not just tremendous trombone from JJ, but great work from Nat Adderley on trumpet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Cedar Walton on piano, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all working with a soaring, soulful energy that's a lot more hardbop heavy than you might expect from JJ Johnson on some of his other projects for the label.

Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm Of 1894  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Nov. 6, 2016
Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm Of 1894

Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm Of 1894 by Daniel Brown
English | ISBN: 1493022008 | 2016 | PDF / EPUB | 288 pages | 42 / 7.51 MB

The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 1, 2016
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers (2006)

The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers (2006) US Reissue 2008
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Alternative Rock, Garage Rock, Power Pop | Third Man/Warner Bros. | # 512141-2 | Time: 00:33:43

Smothered by the indulgence of his rock star ranking, Jack White steps into the eccentricities of the supergroup, and at first glance, this seems to be a band where White's imposing presence could overshadow the rest. Not the case with these Raconteurs. Teaming with fellow Detroit songwriter Brendan Benson and Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler, the rhythm section from Cincinnati band the Greenhornes, White exhales a bit, deferring enough to his mates to make Broken Boy Soldiers play like a team effort. Following the Benson blueprint, "Steady as She Goes," which opens as a slice of 1960's radio pop, the record steers away from pigeonholing the rest of the way. White's in a Middle Eastern mood for the title track as he pulls off a wicked Robert Plant howl, while Lawrence and Keeler excel on the chorus-strong "Intimate Secretary" and the optimistic acoustic rocker "Yellow Sun." Like so many all-star bands before them, The Raconteurs could be one and done. But don't place the blame on this fertile and genuine debut.
Louis Van Dyke - The Louis Van Dyke Trio/Quartet (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4288}

Louis Van Dyke - The Louis Van Dyke Trio/Quartet (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4288}
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© 1964, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4288
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Louis van Dyke, in fact his surname was van Dijk, but that didn't look English enough I guess. In 1961 he had won the Loosdrecht Jazz concours with his trio and made his first album, titled Trio / Quartet in June 1964. In the quartet recordings Carl Schulze, the vibraphone player, was added. He won with this LP an Edison Award, one of the most important awards in the Dutch amusement world.