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VA - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection (2011)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 4, 2018
VA - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection (2011)

VA - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection (2011)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,08 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 381 Mb
Full Scans (PNG) ~ 147 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 125/26

Starting with its 20th anniversary in 1991, every five years brings another double Alligator collection, and 2011 was no exception. While the 35th edition –released in 2006 – logically featured 35 songs, the compilers couldn't quite squeeze 40 onto this 40th anniversary disc, even though owner Bruce Iglauer does admit to fading a few endings off prematurely in order to maximize the list, which hits 38 selections. The trick with these albums is to both pay tribute to the label's storied past while including enough recent acts to connect the dots between the house-rocking music Iglauer built his company on, and the more modern yet still roots-based sounds he's released during the last five years. He does an excellent job here, mixing not just old and new, but male and female musicians who have recorded for Alligator over the decades.

The National - Alligator (2005) {Beggars Banquet BBQCD 241}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 1, 2017
The National - Alligator (2005) {Beggars Banquet BBQCD 241}

The National - Alligator (2005) {Beggars Banquet BBQCD 241}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 329 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Beggars Banquet Records | BBQCD 241
Rock / Indie Rock / Alternative / Chamber Pop / Sadcore

The National may sound like a garage band turned down, but there's as much primal energy lurking behind Alligator as in any mop-topped group of city kids with bloodstained Danelectros in a dusty warehouse. While Matt Berninger's lyrics and conversational delivery rely heavily on the kind of literate self-absorption that fuels so much of the indie rock scene today, he never comes off as preachy or unaware that the world would manage just fine without him; rather, he uses metaphor and humor as bullet points for a profound sense of displacement and anger. Out-of-the-blue statements like "f*ck me and make me a drink," from the brooding but lovely "Karen," are effective because the listener is brought into the story slowly, almost amiably, before being led to the plank.
Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster} [re-up]

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 240 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5074
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Alligator Bogaloo is one example of Lou Donaldson's successful combinations of hard bop and soul-jazz. Of the six tunes, three are Donaldson originals, including the title hit. The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop charts. As the '60s turned into the '70s, Donaldson began shaving off hard bop invention for a more radio-friendly and 45 rpm length, leaving soulful – yet monotonous – vamping. At that point, Donaldson's material suffered from a lack of originality. That's not the case on Alligator Bogaloo.

The Big Blue House - Binne My (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 24, 2018
The Big Blue House - Binne My (2018)

The Big Blue House - Binne My (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:45:10 | 104.98 Mb | Cover
Blues Rock | Country: Italy (Torrita di Siena) | Label: The Big Blue House

“Binne My” è il loro nuovo disco, in preparazione per il 2018, che raccoglie esperienze e sogni maturati in questi primi quattro anni di vita. Rappresenta la crescita umana e stilistica della band, ed è ancora il tema dell’amore a farla da padrone, accanto all’inevitabile rifiuto dei compromessi e delle menzogne, con in sottofondo l’accettazione del diverso come arricchimento culturale ed umano. Il titolo dell’album in afrikaans significa “dentro me”, quasi ad indicare un viaggio interiore per riscoprire cosa significhi essere un uomo prima ancora che un musicista al giorno d’oggi, affrontando difficoltà e sconfitte, resistendo alla facile tentazione di arrendersi, anche grazie alla musica blues!

Tierney Sutton - Blue In Green (2001) {Telarc} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 24, 2018
Tierney Sutton - Blue In Green (2001) {Telarc} **[RE-UP]**

Tierney Sutton - Blue In Green (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 320 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 146 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

Blue In Green is the 2001 CD by jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton. This was released on the Telarc label.
Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds [Audiobook]

Lauren Slater,‎ Betsy Foldes Meiman (Narrator),‎ "Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds"
ASIN: B079RJXMC2, ISBN: 1478900296 | 2018 | MP3@64 kbps | ~13:33:00 | 385 MB

Blue Mountains Life - February 22, 2018  Magazines

Posted by Shor at Feb. 22, 2018
Blue Mountains Life - February 22, 2018

Blue Mountains Life - February 22, 2018
English | 116 pages | True PDF | 39.2 MB

Blue Smoke and Mirrors  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Feb. 21, 2018
Blue Smoke and Mirrors

Blue Smoke and Mirrors by Jules Witcover, Jack W. Germond
English | 1981 | ISBN: 0670513830 | 337 Pages | PDF | 107.9 MB

Discusses the 1980 presidential election, examining campaign strategies and masterminds, political maneuvers, sophisticated media technology, primaries, issues and platforms, and more
Curtis Amy - Groovin' Blue & Way Down & Tippin' On Through (1961-1962) {2CD Fresh Sound Records FSRCD 768  rel 2013}

Curtis Amy - Groovin' Blue & Way Down & Tippin' On Through (1961-1962) {2CD Fresh Sound Records FSRCD 768 rel 2013}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 762 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 285 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 42 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
© 1961-62, 2013 Pacific Jazz / Fresh Sound Records | FSRCD 768
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

Between 1960 and 1963 Texas tenor Curtis Amy (1927-2002) made six superb albums for Dick Bocks Pacific Jazz label, three of which, Groovin Blue, Way Down, and Tippin on Through, are included here. They were part of Bocks recognition of the emergence on the West Coast scene of a more groove-based, harder swinging approach than the cooler, considered style that preceded it. He chose well. Years of semi-obscurity in L.A. dance bands and organ combos had made Amy a thoroughly seasoned, assertive and inventive player in the mould of fellow tenor, Harold Land; these Pacific albums established him as a major exponent of the new music revitalizing West Coast jazz.
The Massimo Farao' Afro Cuban Piano Quartet - Blue Bossa (2017) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Massimo Farao' Afro Cuban Piano Quartet - Blue Bossa (2017) [Venus Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:51 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,25 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,47 GB

Massimo Farao is a wonderful Italian pianist who has played and recorded with Red Holloway, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Tony Scott, Franco Ambrosetti, Nat Adderley, Jeff Tain Watts, Jack DeJohnette and Chris Potter, among others. For this release he's joined with Nicola Barbon, Roberto Facchinetti and Ernesttico on the conga play familiar tunes with a twist. The result is exciting and beautiful!