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Santana - The Best Instrumentals (1997) [Re-Up]

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Santana - The Best Instrumentals (1997) [Re-Up]

Santana - The Best Instrumentals (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music Media | # SMM 486863 2 | Time: 01:11:17
Instrumental Guitar Rock, Blues-Rock, Latin Rock, Fusion

Picking out the best instrumentals from Carlos Santana's thirty-year recording career is a daunting task at best, and a fan can certainly find reasons to disagree with some of the choices made in this collection. However, this German release is valuable in bringing together undisputed Santana classic guitar pieces like "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)," "Samba Pa Ti," "Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)" and "Soul Sacrifice" with lesser known masterworks like "Aqua Marine" and the superb "Song of the Wind." True, there's no "Toussaint L'Ouverture" or "Incident at Neshabur," but how would you like to have to narrow this long-lived band's catalog down to fifteen tracks? Besides, the true fan already has the original albums and earlier compilations. This disc takes its listeners on a high intensity trip through time on the spiritual wings of Carlos Santana's soaring electric guitar. It's a trip worth taking.

Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After the Rain: The Collection (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After the Rain: The Collection (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After the Rain: The Collection (2010) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 822 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 336 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb | 02:26:30
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Blues Rock, Blues, Soul | Label: Spectrum/UMC | # SPEXX2031

This double CD is the most comprehensive collection of Elkie's music yet released. The first CD is similar to previous compilations, focusing on hits and covers of other songs. Some covers (Nights in white satin (Moody Blues), Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac)) show that Elkie can take famous songs and keep them interesting. Others (such as Lilac wine) she plucked from obscurity and made her own. This CD contains much great music, most if not all previously released on CD. The second CD showcases Elkie's blues roots. It also includes covers, but of bluesy songs such as Hello stranger (Barbara Lewis), The way you do the things you do (Temptations), Rescue me (Fontella Bass), He's a rebel (Crystals) and Do right woman do right man. The first 13 tracks on this CD pre-dates Elkie's commercial breakthrough and some may be making their CD debut.

The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1970) [4 Releases] Updated

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The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1970) [4 Releases] Updated

The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbp's
4CD | London, ABKCO, Polydor | ~ 1161 or 504 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 81 Mb
Rock / Blues Rock / Classic Rock

4 Releases: 1986 Original, London 820 131-2; 1995 Japan Original, Polydor POCD-1926; 2002 EU Remaster, ABKCO 8823042; 2002 USA Remaster, ABKCO 90052

The Blues Brothers - Best Of The Blues Brothers (1981)

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The Blues Brothers - Best Of The Blues Brothers (1981)

The Blues Brothers - Best Of The Blues Brothers (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb
Label: Atlantic | # 7567-81586-2 | Time: 00:35:24 | Scans included
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll

Best of the Blues Brothers is the fourth and final Blues Brothers album released before John Belushi's death in 1982. It is a compilation album released by Atlantic Records on November 30, 1981. Along with tracks from the first three albums, Briefcase Full of Blues, The Blues Brothers: Music from the Soundtrack and Made in America, it includes unreleased live versions of "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", "Rubber Biscuit", and "Expressway to Your Heart".

Jack Bruce And Robin Trower - Songs From The Road (2015)

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Jack Bruce And Robin Trower - Songs From The Road (2015)

Jack Bruce And Robin Trower - Songs From The Road (2015)
DVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch & 6 ch
Blues Rock | 01:24:33 | ~ 4.23 Gb

They may have recorded three albums of crisp riff-rock in the studio, but it s onstage that the chemistry between Robin Trower and Jack Bruce really comes alive For this 2009 live DVD, they perform tracks from their album Seven Moons with telepathic intensity, locking into each other s playing ( So Far to Yesterday ) or hanging back to allow the other to shine…

John Illsley (Ex-Dire Straits) - Solo Albums Collection 1984-2014 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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John Illsley (Ex-Dire Straits) - Solo Albums Collection 1984-2014 (6CD) [Re-Up]

John Illsley (Ex-Dire Straits) - Solo Albums Collection 1984-2014 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.75 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 678 Mb | Scans ~ 691 Mb
Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock | Time: 04:55:56

John Illsley is an English musician who rose to fame as the bass guitarist of the critically acclaimed band Dire Straits. With Dire Straits, John has been the recipient of multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards and a Heritage Award. As one of the founding band members, with Mark Knopfler, his brother David and drummer Pick Withers, John played a major role in the development of the Dire Straits’ sound. Collection includes: 'Never Told A Soul' (1984); 'Glass' (1988); 'Beautiful You' (2008) with Greg Pearle; 'Streets Of Heaven' (2010); 'Live In London' (2014); 'Testing The Water' (2014).

Them - The Complete Them: 1964-1967 (2015)

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Them - The Complete Them: 1964-1967 (2015)

Them - The Complete Them: 1964-1967 (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Sony Legacy 88875150542 | ~ 1074 or 477 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Blues-Rock / Classic Rock / Rock & Roll / British Invasion

Them were one of the very best R&B acts to come out of the U.K. during the British Invasion era, as tight, wiry, and potent as their contemporaries the Rolling Stones, the Animals, and the Pretty Things. But as good as they were, their greatest strength was always their lead singer and main songwriter, Van Morrison, who even in his earliest days boasted a style that was raw and unapologetic but full of street smarts and imagination…

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (2015)

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Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (2015)

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 372 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb
Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5163 | Time: 00:47:54 | Scans included
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Blues-Rock

It is so cool to find an album that was cut by professional musicians that sound like they are having a blast and doing what they were born to do, and a perfect example of this is Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King’s Fat Man’s Shine Parlor, a killer disc from their recent return to the venerable Blind Pig Records label!

Paul Thorn - Albums Collection 2004-2018 (4CD)

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Paul Thorn - Albums Collection 2004-2018 (4CD)

Paul Thorn - Albums Collection 2004-2018 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 453 Mb | Scans ~ 267 Mb
Genre: Roots Rock, Blues-Rock, Electric Blues, Gospel, Soul | Time: 03:09:43

Tupelo, Mississippi's Paul Thorn was a prizefighter and skydiver before becoming a rootsy singer/songwriter. As a boxer Thorn once fought against Roberto Duran, and as a musician he has toured and collaborated with Sting, Paul Carrack, Joe Diffie, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, and Carole King, to name a scant few. Collection includes: Are You With Me? (2004); What The Hell Is Goin On? (2012); Too Blessed To Be Stressed (2014); Don't Let The Devil Ride (2018).

Robben Ford - A Day In Nashville (2014)

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Robben Ford - A Day In Nashville (2014)

Robben Ford - A Day In Nashville (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans ~ 91 Mb | 00:44:12
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Jazz-Blues | Label: Provogue | # PRD 7432 2

2014 release from the Blues/Jazz/Rock guitarist. A Day In Nashville was recorded live in a single session. Robben chose to record the album in a controlled environment but treat it like a live performance. The album features news songs by Ford along with 'Cut You Loose' by harmonica great James Cotton and 'Poor Kelly Blues' by Maceo Merriweather.

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Road Dog's Life (2013)

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Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Road Dog's Life (2013)

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Road Dog's Life (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:21
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Delta Groove Music | # DGPCD162

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King first hooked up in 1987, and their musical association has lasted nearly 20 years. Their albums are dependable affairs that stick close to good old barroom Texas blues, and if they seldom deviate from that, well, that's fine, because they do it as well as anyone this side of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Road Dog's Life is the pair's second album for Delta Groove Music, who they signed with in 2012, and it follows the unplugged Close to the Bone, marking a return to plain old electric Texas blues. That's what you get here, plain and simple, with ten originals and an impressive pair of covers, the Rolling Stones' "Play with Fire" and the Beatles' "Don't Bother Me," both among the albums highlights. The sound, recorded by Prince's long-time engineer David Z, is warm, full, and makes intelligent use of stereo separation to give everything a broad, powerful kick. There's nothing new here – Kubek and King aren't trying to expand Texas blues as much as they simply revel in it – which is a good thing, since they do it so well.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Re-Up

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Re-Up

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) APO Remastered 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:22
Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 413 SA

Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote the book on Southern rock with their first album, so it only made sense that they followed it for their second album, aptly titled Second Helping. Sticking with producer Al Kooper (who, after all, discovered them), the group turned out a record that replicated all the strengths of the original, but was a little tighter and a little more professional. It also revealed that the band, under the direction of songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, was developing a truly original voice. Of course, the band had already developed their own musical voice, but it was enhanced considerably by Van Zant's writing, which was at turns plainly poetic, surprisingly clever, and always revealing. Though Second Helping isn't as hard a rock record as Pronounced, it's the songs that make the record.

Fleetwood Mac - Live In London '68 (2001)

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Fleetwood Mac - Live In London '68 (2001)

Fleetwood Mac - Live In London '68 (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Prism, PLATCD669 | ~ 310 or 313 or 137 Mb | Scans(jpg, 600dpi) Included
Blues / Blues Rock

Though they ultimately made their name as a blues-rock band, and Peter Green's admiration of artists like Jerry Garcia eventually found its way into their music, Fleetwood Mac began as a straight-ahead blues band. A bunch of Brits devoted to the music of Chicago and the Delta, Green and company couldn't help but put their own twist on the blues, but they were simultaneously reverential towards it…

Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up (1972)

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Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up (1972)

Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up (1972)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Artwork included
Blues-Rock, Blues, Classic Rock | Label: Warner Bros. | # 2643-2 | 00:36:55

Bonnie Raitt may have switched producers for her second album Give It Up, hiring Michael Cuscuna, but she hasn't switched her style, sticking with the thoroughly engaging blend of folk, blues, R&B, and Californian soft rock. If anything, she's strengthened her formula here, making the divisions between the genres nearly indistinguishable. Take the title track, for instance. It opens with a bluesy acoustic guitar before kicking into a New Orleans brass band about halfway through – and the great thing about it is that Raitt makes the switch sound natural, even inevitable, never forced. And that's just the tip of the iceberg here, since Give It Up is filled with great songs, delivered in familiar, yet always surprising, ways by Raitt and her skilled band. For those that want to pigeonhole her as a white blues singer, she delivers the lovely "Nothing Seems to Matter," a gentle mid-tempo number that's as mellow as Linda Ronstadt and far more seductive. That's the key to Give It Up: Yes, Raitt can be earthy and sexy, but she balances it with an inviting sensuality that makes the record glow.

Joy of Cooking - The Complete Joy of Cooking (2006) 2CD

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Joy of Cooking - The Complete Joy of Cooking (2006) 2CD

Joy of Cooking - The Complete Joy of Cooking (2006) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 717 Mb | MP3 (CBR320) ~ 282 Mb | Artwork included | 02:00:38
Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Folk-Jazz, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Acadia | # ACA 8118

Two CD compilation featuring the complete Capital Records recordings from this Bay Area band. Recorded between 1970-72, this set includes their three albums Joy Of Cooking, Closer To The Ground and Castles. Joy Of Cooking were formed in Berkeley (San Francisco Bay Area) during the hippie era (1967). Their fusion sound, incorporating folk, rock, jazz, gospel and blues, had little in common with acid-rock: it heralded a new era of "creativity" and of stylistic re-evalutation. One of the first bands led by female musicians, and one of the earliest to deal with feminist issues within popular music, the Joy Of Cooking were led by pianist Toni Brown (who had graduated in creative writing) and guitarist Terry Garthwaite (a folk-singer and an aspiring sociologist). The three-unit rhythm section, on the other hand, was entirely male.