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Vinegar Joe - Albums Collection 1972-1993 (4CD)

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Vinegar Joe - Albums Collection 1972-1993 (4CD)

Vinegar Joe - Albums Collection 1972-1993 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.22 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 480 Mb | Scans ~ 214 Mb
Classic Rock, Boogie Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues | Time: 03:13:07

Vinegar Joe might very easily have been Island Records' answer to the Allman Bros. or Wet Willie. A sextet formed out of a busted big-band rock outfit called Dada, they were brought together at the suggestion of Island founder Chris Blackwell. Elkie Brooks (vocals), Robert Palmer (vocals, guitar), Pete Gage (guitars, piano), and Steve York (bass, harmonica), were at the core of the group, with Tim Hinkley and then Mike Deacon on keyboards, and Conrad Isadore and Keef Hartley, and then John Woods and Pete Gavin on drums–the band cut three albums for between 1971 and 1973. Their live shows were well reviewed and attracted significant audiences in England, but this was never reflected in their record sales. They split up in 1973, with Robert Palmer becoming an international star as a pop-rock blue-eyed soul singer and Elkie Brooks a success as an MOR singer with Pete Gage as her arranger. Collection includes: Vinegar Joe (1972); Rock'n Roll Gypsies (1972); Six Star General (1973); Six Star Gypsies (1993).

Elkie Brooks - The Best Of... (1995) {Spectrum Music}

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Elkie Brooks - The Best Of... (1995) {Spectrum Music}

Elkie Brooks - The Best Of… (1995) {Spectrum Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 467 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 207 mb
Genre: pop, blues

The Best Of Elkie Brooks is the 1995 compilation CD by the "British queen of blues" Elaine Bookbinder, better known as Elkie Brooks. This was released by Spectrum Music.

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.