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Bert Weedon - The Very Best Of Bert Weedon (2002)

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Bert Weedon - The Very Best Of Bert Weedon (2002)

Bert Weedon - The Very Best Of Bert Weedon (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 353 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:40
Instrumental Pop/Rock, Jazz Pop, Rock & Roll | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 5 42426 2 5

Bert Weedon is one of Britain's most accomplished instrumental stars. He was the first British guitarist to have a hit record in the UK Singles Chart, in 1959, and his best-selling tutorial guides, Play in a Day, were a major influence on many leading British musicians, such as Eric Clapton, Brian May, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page. His early days in show business found him playing with all the top bands of the day, including Django Reinhardt, Ted Heath, Mantovani & many others. This album features a wealth of material from his hugely successful LPs & singles, it is quite literally packed with thirty recordings from Bert Weedon, the man who has become the living legend of guitar.

Richard Bennett - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (4CD) [Re-Up]

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Richard Bennett - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (4CD) [Re-Up]

Richard Bennett - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Scans ~ 243 Mb | Time: 03:08:05
Instrumental Pop/Rock, Easy Listening, Guitar Jazz, Country

Richard Bennett is an American guitarist, sideman, session musician, and record producer. As a touring sideman, he performed with Neil Diamond for 17 years, and Mark Knopfler since 1994. As a session player, he has worked with artists ranging from Billy Joel and Barbra Streisand to Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill. He has produced Grammy award winning artists like Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and Marty Stuart.

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 4 (2003)

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VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 4 (2003)

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Vol. 4 (2003)
25 Of The Coolest Instrumentals Of The Late 1960s & Early 70s

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 530 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:35
Instrumental Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Mod, Jazz, Easy Listening | Past & Present | # PAPRCD2055

And so the series continues - Groovy Hammond sounds, swingin, horn sections, spacey sitars, jangling guitars, jazzy flute excursions. From the spy movie chic of The Reg Guest Syndicate to The Gabrieli Brass. Dig the mellow eastern vibe of Andy Summers & Zoot Money's 'Soma', move to the cool soul of Music Through Six. Evocative, smooth, rocking, eminently danceable and very cool.

The Shadows - Good Vibrations (1998) 3 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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The Shadows - Good Vibrations (1998) 3 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Shadows - Good Vibrations (1998) 3 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 813 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 337 Mb | Scans included
Instrumenal Guitar Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Disky | # HR 853282 | Time: 02:17:00

The Shadows are easily the most popular and influential British instrumental group of all time. Their career started in the late 50's as Cliff Richard's backing band and they consistently hit the singles charts well into the 80's. Lead guitarist Hank Marvin is cited by many modern pickers as a major influence. Throughout the latter part of their career, they released many instrumental covers and interpretations of classic themes.

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 3 (2003)

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VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 3 (2003)

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 3 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 494 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Label: Past & Present | # PAPRCD2045 | Time: 01:12:58
Instrumental Pop/Rock, British Invasion, Psychedelic

The success of the Austin Powers movies rekindled an interest in everything groovy, swinging and mod. The Instro Hipsters a Go-Go responded in kind, serving up fun but mostly forgotten instrumentals from the '60s and early '70s that sound equally good in a bachelor pad or discotheque. Instro Hipsters a Go-Go, Vol. 3 is a Wall of Sound made up of twangy surf guitars, tumbling drums, flourishes of strings and brass, and funky organs, especially on classic instrumentals like "Cherokee" and "Raunchy," which have been given mod makeovers here by the Mitch Murray Clan and the Ray McVay Sound. Harry Stoneham's "Mogul/I Spy/The Avengers" nods to the spy movie and TV show fetish of the time, while Shocking Blue's "Ackla Ragh"'s trippy sitars allude to the '60s and '70s fascination with Indian music. Though it's more eclectic than some other volumes in this series, this collection makes for very entertaining mood music that still conjures up this swinging, stylish era.

Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse & VA - Victor/Victoria: Original Soundtrack Recording (1982) French Reissue 1994

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Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse & VA - Victor/Victoria: Original Soundtrack Recording (1982) French Reissue 1994

Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse & VA - Victor/Victoria: Bande Originale Du Film (1982)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 289 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Label: Vogue, GNP/Crescendo | # 74321259492 | Time: 00:50:23
Soundtrack, Musical, Instrumental Pop, Lounge, Jazz

While it would be ridiculous to say that Henry Mancini produced no better score than this one, it's certainly true that his collaborations with writer/director Blake Edwards generated some of Mancini's greatest compositions. Victor/Victoria is merely a wonderful score, with fun performances from Julie Andrews and Robert Preston. [An expanded edition by GNP/Crescendo offered some newly released material, mostly sweetly jazzy instrumental material, although there's one very real gem as well – Robert Preston's show-stopping performance of "The Shady Dame from Seville," the peak point of the movie itself, and now certainly the peak point of this charming and delightful reissue.]

VA - Roaring Blue: Return Of The Instro-Hipsters Vol. 3 (2009)

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VA - Roaring Blue: Return Of The Instro-Hipsters Vol. 3 (2009)

VA - Roaring Blue: Return Of The Instro-Hipsters Vol. 3 (2009)
20 Groovy Instrumentals From The '60s & '70s

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb
Label: Psychic Circle | # PCCD7028 | Time: 00:58:25 | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Instrumental Pop/Rock, British Psychedelia, R&B

The seemingly bottomless record collection of Nick Saloman from the Bevis Frond has spawned the third in an ongoing series of albums collecting obscure instrumental tracks from the '60s and '70s, and while many of these songs support the popular notion that the hipper and more interesting rock artists of the day were fond of vocal numbers, there are some fun and exciting tunes to be found on this set. Roaring Blue draws its title from the lead-off track, a swinging dance tune by the Sound of Jimmy Nicol, featuring the drummer who briefly replaced an ailing Ringo Starr during a tour in 1964 (this may explain why Nicol's drums are so far up in the mix), while members of the long-running U.K. pop band Blue Mink appear on the track "Beat Party" under the pseudonym the Underground, and John McLaughlin adds guitar licks to "Trans-Love Airways" by Big Jim Sullivan.

Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue (1986) Japanese Release [Re-Up]

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Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue (1986) Japanese Release [Re-Up]

Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue (1986) [Japanese Release]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:48:44
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | Label: Philips | # 30PD-187

French composer/conductor Paul Mauriat is a classically trained musician who decided to pursue a career in popular music. His first major success came in 1962, as a co-writer of the European hit "Chariot." In 1963, the song was given English lyrics, renamed "I Will Follow Him," and became a number one American hit for Little Peggy March. Mauriat is best remembered for his 1968 worldwide smash "Love Is Blue".

Ronnie Laws - Every Generation (1980) [2005, Reissue]

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Ronnie Laws - Every Generation (1980) [2005, Reissue]

Ronnie Laws - Every Generation (1980) [2005, Reissue]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 34:52 | 276,93 Mb
Label: Blue Note Records/EMI Records (EU) | Cat.# 7243 4 77547 2 2 | Released: 2005-06-20 (1980)

"Every Generation" is the 5th studio album by American saxophonist Ronnie Laws released in 1980 by United Artists Records. The album reached #4 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.

Ronnie Aldrich - Webb Country (1977) + The World of Burt Bacharach (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2008

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Ronnie Aldrich - Webb Country (1977) + The World of Burt Bacharach (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2008

Ronnie Aldrich - Webb Country (1977) + The World of Burt Bacharach (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | Label: Vocalion | # CDLK 4353 | Time: 01:16:18

This two-fer from Dutton Vocalion features a pair of out of print Ronnie Aldrich LPs: The World of Burt Bacharach and Webb Country, originally issued in 1972 and 1977, respectively. These 21 tracks are dominated by Muzak versions of popular songs of the era written by Bacharach and Hal David and include "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "This Guy's in Love with You." The remaining tunes are from the songbook of Jimmy Webb and include "MacArthur Park," "Wichita Lineman," and "Up, Up and Away." This is an enjoyably relaxing reissue from Aldrich's deleted catalog on London Records.

Ronnie Aldrich - Soft & Wicked (1973) + Come to Where The Love Is (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2004 [Re-Up]

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Ronnie Aldrich - Soft & Wicked (1973) + Come to Where The Love Is (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2004 [Re-Up]

Ronnie Aldrich - Soft & Wicked (1973) + Come to Where The Love Is (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 448 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Piano | Label: Decca | # 475 6147 DM | 01:21:10

"Beautiful Music" used to be a genre in the realm of popular music. It's also been called "easy listening" and then morphed into "adult contemporary". But today's adult contemporary is really just soft rock (albeit today's soft rock is harder than a lot of Top 40 was in the late 70s and early 80s). There used to be stations that played "beautiful music" exclusively: Stanley Black, Ray Conniff, Percy Faith, Frank Chacksfield, etc. Most of the playlist would be recent contemporary hits covered by choral groups, pianists, and orchestras. During that time, London Records sold a lot of their patented Phase 4 Stereo LP records and reel-to-reel tapes. The series was renowned for it's technical brilliance, using state of the art recording, mixing and mastering techniques. Ronnie Aldrich was among London's best selling artists and Tony D'Amato produced many albums using Aldrich's twin pianos backed by The London Festival Orchestra. These albums were not only known for their technical brilliance (which is still quite impressive even in the 21st century) but also for their glossy, gatefold covers featuring colorful artwork and graphics and maybe a sexy model or two. The two LPs featured on this CD were originally released in 1973 and 1972, respectively.

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.68 Gb | Scans ~ 3.78 Gb
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Jazz Pop, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Trumpet

Known for his mariachi-inspired easy listening sound, trumpeter Herb Alpert is one of the most successful instrumental performers in pop history. He is also one of the entertainment industry's canniest businessmen, having co-founded A&M Records – a label that ranks among the most prosperous artist-owned companies ever established – with partner Jerry Moss. Collection includes: The Lonely Bull (1962); South Of The Border (1964); Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965); !!Going Places!! (1965); What Now My Love (1966); S.R.O (1966); The Beat Of The Brass (1968); Rise (1979); Fandango (1982); Bullish (1984); Keep Your Eye On Me (1987); Classics, Volume 1 (1987); Steppin' Out (Featuring Lani Hall) (2013); In The Mood (2014); Come Fly With Me (2015).

VA - Return Of The Instro-Hipsters, Vol. 2: Groovy Instrumentals From The UK 1965-1973 (2007)

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VA - Return Of The Instro-Hipsters, Vol. 2: Groovy Instrumentals From The UK 1965-1973 (2007)

VA - Return Of The Instro-Hipsters, Volume 2 (2007)
Groovy Instrumentals From The UK 1965-1973

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb
Label: Psychic Circle | # PCCD7013 | Time: 00:56:06 | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Instrumental Pop/Rock, Jazz Pop, Lounge, Early R&B

Nick Saloman of the Bevis Frond once again invites us to join him in the obscure pleasures of little-known pop, R&B, and jazz instrumental sides of the '60s and '70s with this collection. A number of the selections featured on Return of the Instro-Hipsters are so obscure that even Saloman isn't sure just who is responsible for them (though he offers some educated guesses on the artists behind such names as Sharks, Oliver Bone, and the Masked Phantom), but there are a good share of solid grooves and kicky melodies to be found here from a number of gifted little-knowns. If you went to the movies in the '70s, "Soul Thing" by Tony Newman will sound familiar, while flautist Harold McNair solos over a Dave Brubeck-influenced piano groove on "The Hipster," Jerry Allen demonstrates new uses for game calls on "Fuzzy Duck," Thunder Road's synthesized version of "Peter Gunn" beats Art of Noise's variation on the theme by more than 15 years, "The Brooke Bond Beat" by Cliff Adams may be the most swingin' tea commercial ever, and the Outer Limits serve up some tough, moody rock, appropriately titled "Black Boots".

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

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Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 518841 2 | Time: 00:58:49 | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Instrumental Pop, Easy Listening

Trumpeter Chris Botti drops the synthesizers and drum loops of his previous effort, Thousand Kisses Deep, for a more elegant and traditional sound on When I Fall in Love. While Thousand Kisses Deep maximized Botti's penchant for mixing perfect pop songs with his Miles Davis-influenced jazz style, it nonetheless featured many of the electronic and processed sounds predictable on modern smooth jazz releases. By eschewing such "go to" pop-jazz production techniques as drum machines and synthesized strings in favor of the real instruments here, Botti ironically sounds utterly groundbreaking on what is ultimately a straight-ahead orchestral jazz album. While nowhere near as improvisationally adventurous as its predecessors, When I Fall in Love is still a revelation in the tradition of Sketches of Spain, Clifford Brown With Strings, and Wynton Marsalis' Hot House Flowers. Mixing standards and contemporary pop tunes all in a straight-ahead style, Botti gives his minimalist Miles-ian horn sound a chance to breath and be enjoyed on its own.

Ronnie Aldrich - The Romantic Pianos of Ronnie Aldrich (2002)

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Ronnie Aldrich - The Romantic Pianos of Ronnie Aldrich (2002)

Ronnie Aldrich - The Romantic Pianos of Ronnie Aldrich (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 398 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | Label: Spectrum | # 544 984-2 | Time: 01:14:30

2002 compilation from the classically trained easy listening star features 20 tracks. Highlights include, 'Feelings', 'My Cherie Amour', & 'Windmills of Your Mind' (from 'Thomas Crown Affair').