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Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 35:58 minutes | 362 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Tara Jane O'Neil describes her eighth solo album as a singer/songwriter endeavor. At the invitation and design of Mark Greenberg (The Coctails), she recorded, mostly live, half of the record at Wilco's Loft Studio in Chicago with a band that included James Elkington, Gerald Dowd, Nick Macri, and Greenberg himself. The other half was made in O'Neil's home studio in California with Devin Hoff, Wilder Zoby, Walt McClements and string supervisor Jim James.
LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano & William M. Hoffman: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:35:34 | 785 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone | Catalog: PTC5186538

PentaTone's live recording of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles is billed as the world premiere recording, though it was preceded by the 1991 video recording of the Metropolitan Opera's production, which was conducted by James Levine and starred Teresa Stratas. Even so, this 2016 audiophile presentation of the LA Opera production, conducted by James Conlon, is a major event for opera lovers, especially since the Met's recording is difficult to find and performances of The Ghosts of Versailles are rare.
Etta James - Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (1968) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Etta James - Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (1968)
Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # 088 112 518-2 | 00:57:10

As the title suggests, this is the definitive edition of Etta James' Tell Mama long-player. For this single-disc release the original album is augmented with five previously unissued tracks – documented during James' four Muscle Shoals sessions circa '67-'68. The question of why a rural Alabama town became a conduit for some of the most memorable and instantly identifiable grooves may still be up for debate. The evidence exists in droves and Tell Mama could certainly be considered exhibit A. These sessions feature the same impact that would redirect several first ladies of soul. Notable among them are Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis, Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) and to somewhat lesser acclaim, Jackie DeShannon's Jackie. Tell Mama showcases some of the unique and admittedly darker qualities of what might best be described as R&B noir. "I'd Rather Go Blind," "Steal Away," "I'm Gonna Take What He's Got" all exemplify the essence of the blues – making the best of a bad situation.

Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 15, 2018
Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996

Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # CHD-9363 | 00:43:26

Come a Little Closer is a surprisingly effective mating of a distinctive singer with seemingly incongruous material and production. Helmed by Gabriel Mekler, who'd produced Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night, the record features Etta James supported by a slew of hotshot L.A. session men (including Little Feat's Lowell George). The song selection ranges from "St. Louis Blues" to Randy Newman's perverse "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield" to the dramatic, melismatic "Feeling Uneasy," in which the junk-hungry James improvised wordlessly over an otherwise blues progression. Here's more evidence that Etta is one of the most versatile vocalists of her era.

James Barnaby - À fleur de peau  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Feb. 15, 2018
James Barnaby - À fleur de peau

James Barnaby - À fleur de peau
French | France Loisirs | 2017 | EPUB | Pages 806 | ISBN: 9782298137088 | 0,79 Mb

James Wheeler - Ready! (1998)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 13, 2018
James Wheeler - Ready! (1998)

James Wheeler - Ready! (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 391.08 Mb | 1:06:52 | Covers
Blues | Label: Delmark Records ‎– DE-719

Chicago blues journeyman had played with both Otis Clay and Otis Rush for decades before finally recording this debut for Delmark in 1998. READY! is exceptionally well-produced by owner Robert Koester in the naturalistic Delmark style. The backing band is first-rate, especially pianist Ken Saydak and James's brother, harpist Golden "Big" Wheeler, who are both given ample solo space. Of course, the main attraction is the guitarist himself who is a great player in the classic Chicago blues tradition. While Wheeler's vocals rarely rise above the middling–neither Rush nor Clay have anything to worry about here!–his jazz-derived instrumental approach and light touch bear comparison with B.B. King's. Vocalist Gloria Thompson-Rodgers guests on the scathing "Cold Hearted Woman."
Harry James & His Orchestra - The Chronological Classics: 1942 (2001)

Harry James & His Orchestra - The Chronological Classics: 1942 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 166.47 Mb | 76:27 | Scans included
Big Band, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Classics - 1178

This eighth installment in the Classics Harry James chronology assembles all of his Columbia studio recordings made between February 24 and July 22, 1942, beginning with four superb instrumentals. "By the Sleepy Lagoon," a pretty tone poem later parodied by Spike Jones as "Sloppy Lagoon," is followed with the boogie-woogie-based "Trumpet Blues and Cantabile," a slow sweet "Easter Parade," and an eminently danceable version of "Crazy Rhythm." One change that occurred in 1941 was the departure of tenor saxophonist Vido Musso and the arrival of young Gene "Corky" Corcoran.

James Cotton - Mighty Long Time (1991)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 10, 2018
James Cotton - Mighty Long Time (1991)

James Cotton - Mighty Long Time (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 337 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Harmonica Blues, Chicago Blues | Antone's Records #ANT 0015CD

Although the titles are all familiar (most of them a little too much so), Cotton and his all-star cohorts (guitarists Jimmie Vaughan, Matt Murphy, Luther Tucker, Hubert Sumlin, and Wayne Bennett, with the omnipresent Perkins on keys) pull the whole thing off beautifully. Cotton's cover of Wolf's "Moanin' at Midnight" is remarkably eerie in its own right, and he romps through Muddy Waters' "Blow Wind Blow" and "Sugar Sweet" with joyous alacrity.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Dvořák: "New World" Symphony (1982)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Dvořák: "New World" Symphony (1982)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 148.88 Mb | 41:35 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: RCA - RCD 14552

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".
James Rhodes - Fire On All Sides (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

James Rhodes - Fire On All Sides (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 74:58 minutes | 2,67 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Pianist, James Rhodes addresses his own personal demons in his classical music album entitled: Fire on All Side. He pays tribute to master composer such as Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, and Rachmaninov to personify his own mental illness. Throughout this album listeners can hear Rhodes' personal connection to the composer's suffering and pain.