Fred James - Blazz (2003)

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Fred James - Blazz (2003)

Fred James - Blazz (2003)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 333.63 Mb | 50:58 | Cover
Blues/Electric Blues | Country: Nashville, TN, USA | Label: BluesLand Producion

Fred James has played guitar for Johnny Copeland, Arthur Williams, The Jelly Roll Kings, Billy Joe Shaver, Bo Diddley, The Carter Bros., The Memphis Horns, Dr. Hook, The Excello Legends, Tommy Tutone, David Houston, The Sam Lay Blues Band, Homesick James, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Billy C. Farlow, Townes Van Zandt, Roscoe Robinson, Vern Gosdin and many, many others. Fred has five Grammy Award nominations for songs he wrote on albums nominated in the "Best Traditional Blues Album" or "Best Contemporary Blues Album" category. Fred was nominated for a Nashville Music Award in the "Best Producer" category. He also won a Nashville Music Award for producing the "Outstanding Blues Album".

Vincenzo Maltempo - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Complete (2CD) (2016)

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Vincenzo Maltempo - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Complete (2CD) (2016)

Vincenzo Maltempo - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Complete (2CD) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 244.57 Mb (CD1) + 238.14 Mb (CD2) | 2:30:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Piano Classics - PCLD0108

Many music lovers and keyboard enthusiasts still believe that Liszt was a light-weight composer, given to bouts of bombast and virtuoso writing for its own sake. There is more than a grain of truth to that, but there's more to Liszt than many of his detractors realize, even in these Rhapsodies which are largely viewed as uneven creations, that at their best feature colorful music of relatively little depth. Yes, there is a good measure of confection in them – mostly good confection though – but there's also much solid Liszt in these scores. Nos. 2 and 6, for all their flash and bravura, are well crafted, brilliant pieces. #3 is not popular but also quite a fine work, as are Nos. 5, 9, 14, 15 and, despite its structural flaws, 12. I personally have great fondness for the late Rhapsodies, Nos. 16 – 19, which are all somewhat darker in mood and less virtuosic on the whole.

Ad Vanderveen - Denver Nevada (2018)

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Ad Vanderveen - Denver Nevada (2018)

Ad Vanderveen - Denver Nevada (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 294.00 Mb | 46:59 | Cover
Folk/Rock | Country: Netherlands | Label: Continental Song City

Denver Nevada is a place that is not real, it’s made up. But it is real in the sense that it’s an anagram for Ad Vanderveen. As for Still Life; all meanings of the term can apply in this case. Desolation, serenitiy; scenes like in a David Lynch movie or an Edward Hopper painting come to mind when listening to the singer-songwriter’s new album. Existential themes such as solitude, longing and resignation are expressed throughout the lyrics. But the album is also about the inexplicable and unstoppable drive and necessity to keep writing and creating. Vanderveen can be counted among the most prolific songwriters in the new folk and roots genre, with over 30 albums to his name since the early 90s.

Smokehouse - Hot Rocks (1998)

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Smokehouse - Hot Rocks (1998)

Smokehouse - Hot Rocks (1998)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 322.55 Mb | 42:12 | Cover
Southern Florida Blues-Rock | Country: France | Label: Brennus

Florida Swamp Blues…. that's the music of Smokehouse. The lowdown guitar sound of Robert ''Town Crier'' Thomas. The deep Blues vocals and harp playing of Anthony ''Packrat'' Thompson that make you think of the pine flatwoods and cypress bottoms of Central Florida. The swamp sound of Baton Rouge has spread and taken root in these steamy Florida lowlands. The Town Crier is from New Smyrna Beach; Packrat is from Lake Helen. Although they have shared bandstands since the late 1970's, It wasn't until 1988 that they began to explore their common roots and their love of the Blues. They recruited Gary and Ture to provide a fat bottom and they began to hypnotize audiences throughout the South-East with their simple, straight-forward and powerful music. Don't expect Rock-Blues pyrotechnics of trick arrangements… or even the familiar, horn-lead King Snake sound! This is straight down-home Blues, played with emotion and conviction. The Swamp Blues… Florida style and as only Smokehouse can play'em!

Manas - Jardin Secret (2018)

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Manas - Jardin Secret (2018)

Manas - Jardin Secret (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:50:48 | 117.80 Mb | Cover
French Pop | Country: France | Label: Manas

"Manas est un jeune artiste qui tisse sa chanson au sein d'un groove pop et funky. Mêlant auto-dérision, doutes, et simples constats, ses textes et sa musique séduisent un large public. Par son jeu de scène communicatif, Manas nous invite à entrer dans son univers marqué par le partage et la bonne humeur."

Kyle Bielfield - Manhattan (2018)

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Kyle Bielfield - Manhattan (2018)

Kyle Bielfield - Manhattan (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:40:41 | 93.97 Mb | Cover
Pop | Country: Australia | Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Classically trained with an unmistakable voice, Kyle Bielfield’s debut record will transport you to a place where vibe, rhythm and music reign supreme – Manhattan. “This album helps bring together what I’ve been showing over the past few years,” says Kyle. “I’ve done the pop career, I’ve earned my stripes on stage and this is now about arriving as a fully formed artist.”

Les Wilson & The Mighty Houserockers - Blue Highway (2013)

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Les Wilson & The Mighty Houserockers - Blue Highway (2013)

Les Wilson & The Mighty Houserockers - Blue Highway (2013)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 362.09 Mb | 56:59 | Cover
Blues-Rock/Rock'n'Roll | Country: Éire, UK | Label: New Mountain Music

B. 10 September 1955, Willenhall, Staffordshire, England. Wilson began playing guitar at the age of 15 and by 1974 was performing professionally. He studied at Humberside College for a degree in Food Science and Microbiology, later teaching food hygiene/microbiology. He continued to play guitar and, influenced by contemporary electric blues players, he formed his own blues-based band, the Mighty Houserockers in 1981. Wilson developed a good local following in the Midlands region and over subsequent years played at numerous UK and European blues festivals, including Colne, Luxembourg, Cork, Geithoorn and Oudenaarde. He has performed extensively on the blues circuits in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. A strikingly effective slide guitarist, Wilson’s live performances are exciting affairs. Among his influences are George Thorogood and Son Seals, heard live, and, heard on records, Jimi Hendrix, Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore James, B.B. King, Albert King and Buddy Guy.

Robert Earl Thomas - Another Age (2018)

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Robert Earl Thomas - Another Age (2018)

Robert Earl Thomas - Another Age (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 241.34 Mb | 37:12 | Cover
Rock, Folk, Soft Rock | Label: Captured Tracks

There are a million songs dressed in white t-shirts and American denim, songs that drift through open spaces in some busted sedan, over lost highways that become tributaries to eventual static, crawling traffic and stifling density. There are a million more songs about being wild and green in the cities and outside them: a song about love for every person on this earth. Another Age , the debut album from Robert Earl Thomas, avoids inhabiting these clichés even as it embraces their personal influence: this is an album about small moments with big emotional footprints, told humbly and honestly.

James Castelli / Omega - Ω 102: Throwback (2018)

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James Castelli / Omega - Ω 102: Throwback (2018)

James Castelli / Omega - Ω 102: Throwback (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 322.89 Mb | 50:59 | Cover
Progressive Rock | Country: USA | Label: James Castelli / Omega

May I present to you my 102nd (technically 103rd) album, "THROWBACK," released (officially) on the second anniversary of the previous album's release. I suppose a two year gap is a typical and respectable gap between releases, and certainly an improvement over the previous 8-year gap. But hey, as it is a month before my 46th birthday, why beat myself up about it or bore you with the trivia? Onto the music!

Street Pigeons - In The Night (2017)

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Street Pigeons - In The Night (2017)

Street Pigeons - In The Night (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 240.32 Mb | 36:47 | Cover
Psychedelic Hard Rock / Heavy Blues | Country: USA (Pittsburgh, PA) | Label: Street Pigeons

Street Pigeons are a 5 piece rock band that fuses folk, garage, psychedelic, blues, and heavy rock into a style they jokingly refer to as "northern rock."

Wildmen Bluesband - It's Freezing in My Heart (2017)

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Wildmen Bluesband - It's Freezing in My Heart (2017)

Wildmen Bluesband - It's Freezing in My Heart (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 518.04 Mb | 01:12:06 | Cover
Dutch Blues/Blues-Rock/Guitar Blues | Country: Netherlands | Label: Indielabel

Wildmen Bluesband is opgericht door de flamboyante gitarist Jos de Wilde. Als gitaarleraar heeft hij vele leerlingen geïnspireerd om een al dan niet professionele carrière te gaan volgen. In 2011 is hij begonnen met Wildmen Bluesband en na vele wisselingen staat de band nu als een huis.

Johannes Falk - Von Mücken und Elefanten (2018)

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Johannes Falk - Von Mücken und Elefanten (2018)

Johannes Falk - Von Mücken und Elefanten (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 396.61 Mb | 01:05:22 | Cover
Pop Rock, Folk | Country: Germany | Label: Columbia

In Zeiten künstlich aufgezogener Hypes gilt sie als die letzte harte Währung der deutschen Pop-Musik: die Authentizität. Nach den verspielten 90-ern und der verkaterten Verwirrung der 2000-er könnte das aktuelle Jahrzehnt allerdings als Ära dahinsiechender Effekthascherei in die Geschichte eingehen. Auf "Von Mücken und Elefanten" stilisiert sich der christliche Singer/Songwriter Johannes Falk deshalb als Bollwerk der Kredibilität zwischen Native-Advertising-Pop und Proberaum-Romantik. Doch je länger man dem nebenberuflichen Texter für Max Giesinger und Laith Al-Deen zuhört, desto mehr fragt man sich: Wie echt sind seine Geschichten?

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra - Habitat (2013)

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Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra - Habitat (2013)

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra - Habitat (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 344.90 Mb | 66:55 | Covers
Modern Creative | Label: Justin Time Records - JTR 8583-2

It may have been the title of her last album—Treelines, Christine Jensen's first large ensemble recording—but there was no song of that name on the 2010 Justin Time release. Instead, it's the lead-off to Habitat, Jensen's second album with her Jazz Orchestra, a commissioned work for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, its director, Dr. Paul Haar, looking for the Canadian saxophonist/composer to continue the strong work begun on Treelines.

Chico Hamilton & Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton with Paul Horn (Japan Edition) (1963/2010)

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Chico Hamilton & Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton with Paul Horn (Japan Edition) (1963/2010)

Chico Hamilton & Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton with Paul Horn (Japan Edition) (1963/2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 125.55 Mb | 32:13 | Cover
West Coast Jazz, Cool | Label: P-Vine Records - PCD-20176

Drummer Chico Hamilton, who is still going strong at age 91, is a truely unique visionary. In 1955, when jazz was beginning to flourish in many different directions, Hamilton made history by adopting an entirely new quintet format which includes a single reed instrument, guitar, cello, bass and drums. The cellist Fred Katz, who would mostly play with the bow, was considered as one of the "front" players. Youg reed player Paul Horn was the second horn player of the group who replaced the inaugural member Buddy Collette. The main part of this compilation album, released in 1963, is the four tracks (Track 5 through 8) by that edition of the Chico Hamilton Quintet. The rest are taken from two earlier recording sessions. Tracks 1 and 2 were recorded in 1956 and features Hamilton's trio with the young Jim Hall, who was 25 years old at the time, and George Duvivier. Tracks 3 and 4 were recorded in 1954 with Howard Roberts and Duvivier.

Helen Merrill - Dream of You (Japan Edition) (1956/1988)

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Helen Merrill - Dream of You (Japan Edition) (1956/1988)

Helen Merrill - Dream of You (Japan Edition) (1956/1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 212.73 Mb | 40:02 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Emarcy/Nippon Grammophon - EJD-3026

One thing that set Helen Merrill apart from other '50s jazz singers was her acutely dramatic vocal style. Her earnest phrasing, elongated notes, and incandescent tone might even strike the contemporary listener as qualities more appropriate for the Broadway stage than a jazz club. On 1955's Dream of You, though, Merrill found reconciliation, sounding both melodramatic and swinging within Gil Evans' darkly spacious, yet economical arrangements. Suitably, torchy ballads are prominent. On the somewhat grandiose side there's "Where Flamingos Fly" and "I'm a Fool to Want You," which find Merrill in a pensive mood amidst a variety of tempo and timbre shifts.