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Pete Townshend – VA – The Iron Man (The Musical By Pete Townshend) (1989)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 05 Mar 2022 12:15:24 | Comments : 1

Pete Townshend – VA – The Iron Man (The Musical By Pete Townshend) (1989)
Virgin | 1989 | Rock Musical | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 319Mb+21Mb

This rock opera written by Pete Townshend is a big Broadway production number: a huge cast of vocalists, orchestra and sleek arrangements. Sort of the Who does Cats. `I Won't Run Any More' an excellent anti-establishment anthem for middle-agers with the line "I'm not gonna run anymore/I'm not gonna run like a rat to a piper's tune." The guitars rip on par with `Won't Get Fooled Again.' `Dig' is far removed from the egotistical `My Generation' with Roger Daltrey respectfully praising parents and grandparents. John Lee Hooker's guitar work on `Over The Top' and `I Eat Heavy Metal' is majestic and masterful. `I Eat Heavy Metal' is a torrid electric blues number played to put the Top-10 Hair Sissies to shame. Hooker sounds as though he's snacking on automobile engine blocks. Roger Daltrey and the percussion on `Fire' light-up Iron Man like a 1,000 watt bulb. Iron Man closes with Chyna and Nicola Emmanuel leading the entire cast in the inspired Grand Finale (New Life/Reprise). Iron Man is a captivating work about children for adults who aren't too "cool" to share children's fantasies. I'm not cool, just a middle-aged guy with the faith, energy and compassion of a child. Iron Man works for me.
The Peddlers – Part One & Two (Comp. 1992) (2-CD)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 05 Mar 2022 01:03:02 | Comments : 2


The Peddlers – Part One & Two (Comp. 1992) (2-CD)
Columbia | Comp. 1992 | Jazz Pop Blues R&B | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 338Mb+346Mb+17Mb

The Peddlers were one of the most improbable success stories in British popular music of the 1960s and 1970s -- sporting a spare, minimalist image (right down to their dark clothes and short hair), they played a brand of pop-jazz that was far removed from the rock 'n' roll they had played or the rock music that was sprouting around them, but they scored enough successes to keep going for a decade and record for two different major labels…….
VA – Blues Busters Volume 2 (1994)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 04 Mar 2022 15:56:58 | Comments : 1

VA – Blues Busters Volume 2 (1994)
Black Top Records Munich | 1994 | Blues | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 374Mb+11Mb

Black Top Records was formed in 1981 by Naumann Scott and his brother Hammond. Both had life-long interests in blues and R&B. This is a sampler from this label that will pave it's way to your soul.
VA – Blues Busters Volume 1 (1993)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 04 Mar 2022 15:48:01 | Comments : 1

VA – Blues Busters Volume 1 (1993)
Bullseye Blues Munich | 1993 | Blues | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 354Mb+11Mb

If the people from Rounder Records are known for anything it's their great taste for music. After twenty years of building an extensive and very versatile catalogue Rounder Records felt a need to start a separate label devoted to Blues and related music, and that label became Bullseye Records. This sampler will give you a small taste of the big pye.
Jeff Healey Band – See The Light (1988)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 04 Mar 2022 15:31:02 | Comments : 5

Jeff Healey Band – See The Light (1988)
Arista | 1988 | Blues Rock | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 333Mb+23Mb

The blind Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey was only really well-known for a few years in the fickle popular music landscape, which is a shame. This debut album of his has always been a great one in the realm of blues rock. "Confidence Man", "River Of No Return", and "I Need To Be Loved" are all bluesy highlights. "Nice Problem To Have" is a great, mellow instrumental, while "Hideaway" is a catchier, more up-tempo instrumental. "Angel Eyes", a top 10 hit, is a great romantic ballad on the album. "Blue Jean Blues" is moody yet melody-laced, while the title track is a catchy rocker of sorts to end this great album…….
Keith Jarrett Trio – Standards Live (1985)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 01 Mar 2022 15:04:05 | Comments : 10

Keith Jarrett Trio – Standards Live (1985)
ECM | 1985 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 317Mb+20Mb

This 1986 release chronicles the pure joy of three accomplished artists who are putting amazing brush strokes on a canvas of jazz/pop standards. The interplay between Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock is nothing short of phenomenal on the material recorded on July 2, 1985, in Paris, France, at the Palais des Congrès Studios de la Grande Armée. Stella by Starlight and Old Country are impressive, but Jarrett is especially brilliant on Falling in Love with You; there is a wonderful happiness heard in his work, with DeJohnette and Peacock subtly filling in the soundscape. Impressive is the intro of "Too Young To Go Steady". Unbelievable sound and very "High Fidelity." This album was rated in Drum magazine as one of their top 50 cd's for people who are looking for some unbelievable drumming. Check it out !!!
Tom Waits – Small Change (1976) (Repost)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 26 Feb 2022 22:44:26 | Comments : 5

Tom Waits – Small Change (1976) (Repost)
Asylum | 1976 | Rock Jazz Blues | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 279Mb+16Mb

In a career full of vastly dissimilar masterpieces, Small Change is one of those handful of Waits albums that markedly stands out from the rest. This is only Waits' fourth album, continuing his evolution into ravaged-voiced, drunken nighhawk beat poet that came into fruition on his previous record, Nighthawks at the Diner. But this time around, Waits merges this persona with a set of truly moving, melodically rich and diverse tunes…….
John Coltrane – The Paris Concert (1962) (20-Bit SBM Remastered)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 26 Feb 2022 10:48:33 | Comments : 5

John Coltrane – The Paris Concert (1962) (20-Bit SBM Remastered)
1962 | OJC Pablo | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 322Mb+8Mb

This was a brand new band when Coltrane played with Garrison, Jones and Tyner in 1961 (1962?). The avant garde was years away, and this show works between standards and material from Giant Steps. Of the three numbers, two are good, but it is Mr. P.C. that rules the album. The quartet jams for twenty minutes on the minor blues, changing it from a compact studio horse race into an improvisation vehicle. The blues changes on P.C. have a lemon bite and while all do well, Jimmy Garrison is king with his symphonic solo. Listen to the applause when he is through.
Chet Baker – Chet (1958 & 1959) (20-Bit SBM Remastered) [Proper/Repost]
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 23 Feb 2022 14:00:00 | Comments : 8

Chet Baker – Chet (1958 & 1959) (20-Bit SBM Remastered) (Repost)
1958 & 1959 | OJC Riverside | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 205Mb+11Mb

Feeling stressed by events of the day? Then by all means, grab this CD and pop it into your stereo. This is a total stress reducer. There's no singing on this album, it's all ballads. Chet is surrounded by a host of jazz greats, including Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans and Philly Joe Jones, and the sound is rich, delicate, and soothing. Recorded in the late 1950s, this 20 bit remastered version sounds great. You can almost hear the breathing. Highly recommended.
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans – Visions (2008)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 22 Feb 2022 21:48:13 | Comments : 1

Hans Theessink & Terry Evans – Visions (2008)
Blue Groove | 2008 | Blues | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 305Mb+2Mb

On this album Hans Theessink works with long time Ry Cooder backing singer Terry Evans. He is also joined by Richard Thompson playing electric guitar on 'Mother Earth' & 'Let The Four Winds Blow' and by Bo Diddley on 'You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover' . Hans Theessink is probably one of Europe's best blues exports, with 20 albums & a DVD to his name. Constantly on tour and delighting audiences around the world with his rich & emotional sounds. Terry Evans has done several albums under his own name and has a long working relationship with Ry Cooder as a backing singer. Terry's voice is pure "Mississippi Magic" - the real deal and one of the most soulful voices in the business. Hans Theessink & Terry Evans - 2 musical heavyweights at the top of their art.
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Hans Theessink – Call Me (1993)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 22 Feb 2022 20:55:44 | Comments : 2

Hans Theessink – Call Me (1993)
Deluge Records | 1993 | Blues | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (200Dpi) | NO LOG | 291Mb+3Mb

This album is anything but typical in a way that is like finding a new favorite food. Theessink utilizes what seems like a southern sound of interesting ingredients. It includes a little New Orleans Jazz, some bluesy steel guitar, with shades of country and even old time rock and roll thrown in. His use of the tuba for the base line is fresh and fun. Combined with his Lou Rawls-like voice, the whole thing comes together for a great sound.
Sonically, the recording is an audiophile gem. On "Soul of Song" in particular, he starts with the mandolin, adds the tuba, and then fills in the rest of the spectrum with the brass section and jazz piano. It's definitly worth a listen.
Gavin DeGraw – Chariot (incl. Bonus CD Chariot-Stripped) (2004) (2-CD)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 22 Feb 2022 14:49:12 | Comments : 0

Gavin DeGraw – Chariot (incl. Bonus CD Chariot-Stripped) (2004) (2-CD)
J Records | 2004 | Rock | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 301Mb+351Mb+3Mb

Gavin DeGraw's album, Chariot, is straightforward, no-nonsense style rock. Sticking with a tried and true piano-guitar foundation, he delivers a set of songs that are reminiscent of old school rockers. It comes as no surprise to see that Gavin himself recommends music from Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, etc. Judging from the sound of Chariot, these must be among the artists who have most influenced his music. Chariot bears solid songwriting with infectious melodies. These tunes range from the gentle ("More than Anyone") to the heavy and defiant ("I Don't Wanna Be") to the rambunctious ("Chemical Party"). I love the piano backing in these songs. As Gavin opens the album, Gavin's first line is "This is the start of something good," and I can't help but apply that to the prospects of his musical career. He's been quite successful with this album, and his roots-rock music is the type that will continue to draw an audience as long as he continues to play.
Eric Clapton – Me And Mr. Johnson (2004)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 21 Feb 2022 21:21:11 | Comments : 3

Eric Clapton – Me And Mr. Johnson (2004)
Reprise | 2004 | Blues | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 360Mb+9Mb

Eric Clapton and the blues have been inextricably linked dating back to his mid-1960s stint as a string-bending phenomenon in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. A decade after the release of his blues homage "From The Cradle", Clapton's "Me And Mr. Johnson pays tribute to his hero Robert Johnson. Rounding up a stellar backing crew, including Andy Fairweather-Low and Jerry Portnoy (both of whom appeared on CRADLE), Slowhand approaches the Johnson canon with a relaxed and confident touch.
Applying liberal amounts of slide and fuzz guitar, this English rock legend saunters along fare such as "Traveling Riverside Blues" and "Love in Vain," time-honored Johnson classics better known through renditions by Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, respectively. Portnoy's unobtrusive harp provides subtle accompaniment to Clapton's heartfelt playing, be it the swirling dirge "Hell Hound on My Trail" or the harmony-soaked "Come on in My Kitchen." The proceedings are also enhanced by the Hammond organ and piano work of sideman Billy Preston, whose trips up and down the eighty-eights give added punch to songs like the rollicking "32-20 Blues" and the barrelhouse "They're Red Hot."
Alex Roeka - Wildernis (1998)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 21 Feb 2022 00:27:34 | Comments : 3

Alex Roeka - Wildernis (1998)
Willibrord | 1998 | Blues Dutch Singer-Songwriter | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 334Mb+17Mb

The Dutch singer/songwriter Alex Roeka was born in Ravenstein, The Netherlands and was sent to the boarding school at age nine. At age ten he heard Little Richard sing "Long Tall Sally", and that became one of the triggers to his musical career. When he was about fifteen years old he read poems by Nijhoff, Van Ostaijen, Slauerhoff and Lucebert which brought a naive fascination with poetry in motion. During a Christmas break he fell hopelessly in love with an unattainable girl and, in the closed world of boarding school, that grew to a kind of obsession. He taught himself to play guitar and joined the school band. After high school he went to study psychology in Nijmegen, but after achieving the exam he left to sea…………
Otis Redding – The Definitive Collection (The Dock Of The Bay) (Comp. 1987)
Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 20 Feb 2022 16:21:18 | Comments : 2

Otis Redding – The Definitive Collection (The Dock Of The Bay) (Comp. 1987)
Atlantic | Comp. 1987 | Soul | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 335Mb+7Mb

"The Dock Of The Bay" ironically is the tune for which Otis is best known, and is untypical of his work. He had made his reputation as the No 1 Soul man with gritty Southern Soul, and had begun to appeal to Rock audiences after his appearance at Monterey. That meant that he was looking to vary his style to make it more acceptable to white audiences, hence "Sittin' on...", a much more mellow tune than he had ever before recorded. Unfortunately he never saw it's release, he died in the plane accident that killed him, his manager and all but one of his band The Markeys…………
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