Peggy Lee - Let's Do It: 20 Great Songs (1997)

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Peggy Lee - Let's Do It: 20 Great Songs (1997)

Peggy Lee - Let's Do It: 20 Great Songs (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:45
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Music Digital/Delta Music | # CD 6102

A prolific singer, remembered as one of the greatest pop song stylists alongside Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. Peggy Lee's alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era, from her breakthrough on the Benny Goodman hit "Why Don't You Do Right" to her many solo successes, singles including "Mañana," "Lover" and "Fever" that showed her bewitching vocal power, a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship.

Oysterband - Trawler (1994)

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Oysterband - Trawler (1994)

Oysterband - Trawler (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:34
British Folk-Rock, Celtic Rock, British Folk | Label: Cooking Vinyl | # COOK CD 078

Oysterband's Trawler is a compilation of favorites from the group's previous seven albums, only newly recorded by the present lineup. Essentially, it's like a "covers" album of The Oysterband covering itself. Long one of Britain's prime synthesists of Celtic and rock, and a thorn in the side of purists everywhere, Trawler takes the group's material one step further away from tradition. Hal-An-Tow is a possessed whirligig of sounds; Oxford Girl reconfirms itself as the group's most memorable melody. One has to admit to slight unease with the "rewriting history" aspect of this re-recording, and a compilation of the original versions would have been far more comfortable.

R.E.M. - The One I Love (1988) Limited Edition Single

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R.E.M. - The One I Love (1988) Limited Edition Single

R.E.M. - The One I Love (1988) Limited Edition Single
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 90 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 34 Mb | Scans included | 00:13:33
Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Folk-Rock | Label: I.R.S. | # DIRMX 178

"The One I Love" is a song by American alternative rock band R.E.M. It was released on the band's fifth full-length studio album, Document, and also as a 7" vinyl single in 1987. The song was their first hit single, reaching #9 in the US Billboard Hot 100, #14 in Canada, and later reached #16 in the UK singles chart on its UK release (1991). The song was included in Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour and is in Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades. In March 2005, Q magazine placed "The One I Love" at number 57 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. In 2012, Slant Magazine listed the song as the 38th best single of the 1980s.

Zola Moon - Lost In The Blues (1995)

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Zola Moon - Lost In The Blues (1995)

Zola Moon - Lost In The Blues (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electic Blues, Soul-Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: ZYX | # ZYX 20368-2 | 00:54:53

Female blues singer and songwriter Zola Moon was born in San Jose, CA, but her powerful song stylings might mislead listeners to guess that she was raised in the Deep South of Louisiana or Mississippi on grounds better known for producing great blues artists. She is self-taught, though she does mention numerous musical influences, ranging from B. B. King and Muddy Waters to Hank Williams and Tina Turner. Even with all of those wonderful influences, Zola Moon has worked hard to keep her sound all her own. Lost in the BluesZola Moon began her career in blues about 1983, in the San Francisco area. After seven years of performing, which helped her grow a large fan base, she finally released a debut album in 1990. It was titled Dangerous Love and recorded under the BareMoon Records label. Five years later, and with a new label, she finished work on an enjoyable sophomore offering, Lost in the Blues. It was followed in 1998 by Almost Crazy and then in 2000 by Earthquakes, Thunder, and Smiling Lighting. Some of the original blues tunes fans can sample on Zola Moon's albums are "Doll House," "Lucky Me," "I Look at the Fool," "Imagination," "Alley Cat," "Hollywood to the Hood," and "I Don't Think So."

The Smith Connection - Under My Wings (1972) Japanese Remastered 2012

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The Smith Connection - Under My Wings (1972) Japanese Remastered 2012

The Smith Connection - Under My Wings (1972) Japanese Remastered 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk, R&B | Label: Solid Records | # CDSOL-5501 | Time: 00:45:00

A sublime bit of east coast soul – and the only full album ever cut by this heavenly-voiced trio! The group have a sound to rival the best of their contemporaries on the harmony soul scene – one that floats along on a light pillow of strings and soul, with just the right amount of heavier touches to give the record a bit more of the HDH depth. The falsetto bits are especially nice – drifting out in front of the deeper vocals – and the whole thing's got a solidness that should have made these guys huge. Titles include "The Day You Leave", "Under My Wings", "Wish I Had You", "I've Been In Love", "My World Is Empty Without You", and "You Ain't Livin Unless You're Lovin".

Moby Grape - Live: Historic Live Moby Grape Performances 1966-1969 (2010)

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Moby Grape - Live: Historic Live Moby Grape Performances 1966-1969 (2010)

Moby Grape - Live: Historic Live Moby Grape Performances 1966-1969 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sundazed Music | # SC 11210 | Time: 01:13:51
Psychedelic Rock, Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, Blues-Rock

Moby Grape Live is a 2010 album, released by Sundazed Records, of previously unissued live recordings of the band Moby Grape. Included are recordings of the band in its prime in 1966 and 1967, as well as 1969 recordings, subsequent to the 1968 collapse and departure of founding member Skip Spence. A particularly notable inclusion is the band's performance at the historic Monterey International Pop Festival. According to critic Mark Deming, "While Moby Grape's studio work might offer a clearer picture of the strength of their songs, Historic Live Moby Grape does a brilliant job of revealing what made them great as a band, and the best tracks here should prompt any serious fan of late-'60s rock to reaffirm Moby Grape's status as one of the finest acts of their time." According to another reviewer, "After the essential debut record, this is the Moby Grape record I would recommend next."

The Fixx - Shuttered Room (1982) [Non-Remastered]

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The Fixx - Shuttered Room (1982) [Non-Remastered]

The Fixx - Shuttered Room (1982) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Rock, New Wave, Dance-Rock | Label: MCA | # MCAD-31074 | Time: 00:38:51

Shuttered Room is the debut studio album by British new wave band The Fixx, released in 1982. It contains the group's debut single, "Stand or Fall", which hit the Top 10 of Billboard's Album Rock Tracks as well as #79 on the Hot 100. Its follow-up single was "Red Skies". Both songs were aided by popular MTV music videos.

Gossip - A Joyful Noise (2012)

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Gossip - A Joyful Noise (2012)

Gossip - A Joyful Noise (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans ~ 111 Mb | 00:44:08
Alternative Dance-Rock, Dance-Punk, R&B, Electronic | Label: Columbia | # 8 8691-98265-2

2012 album from the Alt-Rock band fronted by Beth Ditto. A Joyful Noise is a blend of Soul, Gospel, Rock, Funk, Disco, Punk, Passion and Rebellion, Recorded in both Xenomania, Higgins' studio in England, and KBC Studios in Portland, Oregon, A Joyful Noise stays true to Gossip's trademark brash and unapologetic nature - that is, as true as possible for a band that is constantly reinventing itself and pushing boundaries. Working with Higgins, Gossip sought to create their own brand of pop. Ditto proclaimed, "I spent the whole year listening to ABBA and not listening to the radio," accounting for the pulsing energy of A Joyful Noise. The album's infectious tracks will certainly be welcomed by fans who are already entranced by Gossip's insanely danceable beats, and will no doubt lure in many more.

Fool's Garden - Go and Ask Peggy for the Principal Thing (1997)

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Fool's Garden - Go and Ask Peggy for the Principal Thing (1997)

Fool's Garden - Go and Ask Peggy for the Principal Thing (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:17
Alternative Pop/Rock, Britpop | Label: Intercord / EMI | # INT 8 22600 2

"Go and Ask Peggy for the Principal Thing" is the fourth album by German rock band Fool's Garden, released in 1997. It contains a cover of the Beatles' song "Martha My Dear".

Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

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Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Artwork included
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Blues, Standarts | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-82946-2 | 00:39:39

Madeleine Peyroux made a bit of a stir in 1996 due to her voice sounding remarkably close at times to Billie Holiday's. This wide-ranging set features Peyroux singing swing standards, originals and tunes that hint at country and folk music. Her supporting cast, which changes on each selection, includes a restrained James Carter on tenor and bass clarinet, Marc Ribot on dobro and guitar, trumpeter Marcus Printup, pianist Cyrus Chestnut and violinist Regina Carter, among others. A very interesting release which, despite the derivative nature of Peyroux's voice, is full of surprises. Highlights include "Walkin' After Midnight," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "La Vie en Rose" and "Muddy Water".

Missy Elliott - Respect M.E. (2006)

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Missy Elliott - Respect M.E. (2006)

Missy Elliott - Respect M.E. (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 450 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B | Label: Atlantic, The Goldmind | # 7567-83955-2 | Time: 01:08:27

One of the great decade-long singles runs is straightforwardly documented on Respect M.E., a compilation distributed throughout Europe and, unfortunately, not released in the States. From 1997 through 2006, Missy Elliott's work – often the product of a partnership with producer Timbaland – was in steady rotation on the radio and on video programs. Nearly every time out, she came up with something fun, inventive, out of this world, and lasting, charting alternate paths for pop music while also projecting the image of a fully empowered plus-size woman in a mainstream populated by females who tended to be anything but. Although each one of Elliott's albums is well worth owning, nothing can deny the need for this release, which includes almost every noteworthy track she released during the period, from "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" through the underappreciated "Teary Eyed." The most significant omissions are "Lick Shots" and "Take Away": hardly deal breakers. An ideal companion release would contain the hits Elliott wrote and/or produced for other artists, such as Aaliyah's "One in a Million," SWV's "Save Me," 702's "Where My Girls At," Nicole's "Make It Hot," Total's "What About Us," Monica's "So Gone," and Tweet's "Oops (Oh My)." During these years, there was no greater force in popular music.

Studebaker John & The Hawks - Self-Made Man (2006)

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Studebaker John & The Hawks - Self-Made Man (2006)

Studebaker John & The Hawks - Self-Made Man (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 495 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Label: Avanti Records | # 800492176456 | Time: 01:18:43
Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Blues-Rock

Self-Made Man contains nearly 80 minutes of all original steamy blues and smokin’ blues-rock, incorporating Chicago, boogie, swamp, swing, and harmonica blues, all recorded with a live-in-the-studio sound that is true to Studebaker John’s stage performances. For more than 25 years, John has been writing, recording and performing only original compositions, along with continuous touring throughout the US, Canada, UK and Europe in support of his music. His songs have been featured in major motion pictures and prime-time TV commercials. Many articles have been written about John in various publications including Guitar One magazine US, Blues in Britain, and a cover story in Back to the Roots magazine in Belgium. His music can be heard on blues radio shows every day around the globe. As a songwriter and musician, Studebaker John has emerged as a major creative force in the world of the blues today. If “Alternative Rock” is a meaningful description of progressive variations of this style of music, then John has laid the foundation for “Alternative Blues”. Ahead of the pack, with vision and foresight, creating a new standard and landscape for this music’s future… with John at the wheel, the future is now.

Mark Lanegan - Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (2015)

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Mark Lanegan - Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (2015)

Mark Lanegan - Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Label: Ipecac Recordings | # IPC171CD | Time: 00:38:52
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Rock, Blues-Rock

In 2002, Mark Lanegan was looking to make some changes in how he approached his music – the Screaming Trees had finally collapsed at the end of the '90s, he'd found a new fan base as a frequent guest vocalist with Queens of the Stone Age, and the spare, blues-leaning solo efforts Lanegan cut for Sub Pop were no longer side projects but the first chapters of a new career. As Lanegan was strategizing his next move, he went to Houston, Texas and in five days recorded a dozen songs with a handful of talented local musicians, including guitarist Ian Moore and longtime Willie Nelson sideman Mickey Raphael on harmonica, with Justice Records founder Randall Jamail as producer. While the sessions were meant to be demos for a stack of songs Lanegan had written for Jamail's publishing house, the finished product sounded good enough to be an album, and in 2015 Lanegan finally released the material under the title Houston: Publishing Demos 2002. The jolly irony is that while these are supposed to be demos, in many respects the performances sound more polished and "commercial" than most of Lanegan's early solo efforts, capturing a laid-back but buoyant mood that's informed by country and blues as much as rock, and Lanegan seems comfortable singing with the group, rather than simply laying his vocals over the top.

Del Castillo - Albums Collecton 2001-2012 (5CD + DVD)

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Del Castillo - Albums Collecton 2001-2012 (5CD + DVD)

Del Castillo - Albums Collecton 2001-2012 (5CD + DVD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.02 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 727 Mb | Time: 04:45:01
DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3 2.0 192 kbps / 5.1 448 kbps | 00:43:36 | ~ 2.6 Gb
Latin Rock, Folk-Rock, Nuevo Flamenco, Tex-Mex, Blues | Scans included

The Latin rock band Del Castillo started in the winter of 2000 in Austin, TX, as a family CD project for singer/guitarists and brothers Mark del Castillo and Rick del Castillo, who eventually added Alex Ruiz on lead vocals, guitar, and harmonica; Albert Besteiro on bass; and Mike Zeoli on drums. That CD turned out to be Del Castillo's debut release, Brothers of the Castle, in 2001. Vida followed in 2002, and Brotherhood (with special guest Willie Nelson) in 2006. The group's self-titled fourth album appeared in April 2009. Del Castillo also has contributed to several films directed by Robert Rodriguez, including Spy Kids 3D, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, and Grindhouse. Performing with Rodriguez under the name Chingon, they recorded a version of the traditional Mexican song "Malaguena Salerosa" used in the Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill Vol. II.

Meat Loaf - Original Album Classics (2015) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Meat Loaf - Original Album Classics (2015) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Meat Loaf - Original Album Classics (2015) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.46 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 552 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Sony/Epic/Legacy | # 88875063672 | 04:00:45

This is a five albums CD box set with original artwork 'mini LP' CD wallets in deluxe packaging. It contains the albums Dead Ringer (1981), Midnight At The Lost And Found (1983), Bad Attitude (1984), Blind Before I Stop (1986), Live At Wembley (1987).