Alone Together – The Best Of The Mercury Years

Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Gimme Some! The Best Of The TK Years 1975-85 (1998)

Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Gimme Some! The Best Of The TK Years 1975-85 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 554 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Disco, Soul | Label: Westside | # WESM 550 | Time: 01:19:12

This 19 track collection brings together Horne's best tracks, displaying his rhythmic singing. Artists signed to the TK labels would often work on one another's album. For Jimmy 'Bo' Horne, this meant the backing on many of his songs was performed by Harry Casey and Rick Finch, better known as KC & The Sunshine Band. On this Greatest Hits collection 13 of the songs are backed by KC & The Sunshine Band, with the delightful opener 'Spank' being typical of the Sunshine band disco sound. 'Dance Across The Floor' was Horne's second single and biggest hit, encouraging all party-goers to shake their booty and solidifying his reputation as a disco king. Horne's first 12 inch single was 'Get Happy' with 'Gimme Some' on the b-side, both of which have been included here. Horne also recorded his own ballad version of '(They Long To Be ) Close To You', putting his own disco soul stamp on the classic Carpenters song - it is included here amongst the disco gems.

Dean Martin - The Best Of "The Capitol Years" (1989)  Music

Posted by SuniR at July 11, 2017
Dean Martin - The Best Of "The Capitol Years" (1989)

Dean Martin - The Best Of "The Capitol Years" (1989)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 42:50 min | 101 Mb (5% Rec.)
Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening | Label: Capitol Records / EMI Records

Dino was at his best during his 1948-1961 stint at Capitol, ever laid-back–was there ever a more apt song for him than "Relax-Ay- You?"–yet not into the couldn't care less, gone to (a liquid) lunch style that became a boon to impressionists…
Billie Holiday - Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years (1991)

Billie Holiday - Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image) +cue, log, scans, digital booklet - 579 MB | 02:08:29
Jazz, Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve

The received wisdom on the tragic torch singer's later work–of these 35 tracks, six were recorded in 1946 and '47, and the rest in the '50s is that her interpretive skill made up for the collapse of her voice. In fact, the serious cracks in her pitch don't appear until the second disc of this set, and it doesn't approach the febrile croak of Lady in Satin until the END. But she relies on a handful of vocal tricks, and some numbers that had been in her repertoire for ages, to approximate the glory that her voice once was. At times, though, the results are lovely and heartbroken rather than saddening, especially with the simpatico musical backing she got in these sessions.

Guy Clark - The Best of the Dualtone Years (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 22, 2017
Guy Clark - The Best of the Dualtone Years (2017)

Guy Clark - The Best of the Dualtone Years
Country, Folk, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 78:21 min | 181 MB
Label: Dualtone | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Guy Clark, channeler of the human condition, plainspoken poet, master luthier, seasoned painter and damn fine guitar player, was above all a man. Probably the closest thing to Hemingway Nashville - or the Lone Star State - would ever see: lean prose, gut strings ringing and a hard-won dignity that embraced tenderness as the ultimate manifest of toughness.

Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 7, 2017
Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection (2011)

Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Early R&B, Blues | Label: Virgin | # 5099909851924 | Time: 00:38:40

This 15-track compilation focuses on the earliest sessions recorded by Etta James for Modern Records between 1955 and 1957. James was only a teenager when she first recorded for the L.A.-based label. Her youthful exuberance and powerhouse delivery still generate that initial excitement captured on these remastered versions of "The Wallflower (Roll with Me Henry)," "The Pick-Up," "W-O-M-A-N," and "Good Rockin' Daddy." This set is a great introduction to James' early raw recordings; however, it excludes a few tracks from the superior The Best of the Modern Years on Metro Blue.

John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 26, 2017
John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)

John Martyn - The Best Of The Island Years (4CDs, 2014)
Folk Rock, Jazz, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 668 MB | Covers 0.67 Mb
Label: UMC | Release Year: 2014

The Best of the Island Years is a 4-disc digest version of last year’s, definitive 18 disc set covering John Martyn’s classic years with Island Records between 1967 and 1987. All 56 tracks on the 4-disc edition capture Martyn at the height of his creativity on the label; all of them have been chosen from the out-takes, unreleased songs and rare live recordings that were first included on The Island Years 18CD Box Set. This collection features the best of the rarities from The Island Years and creates an exceptional collection of recordings for fans who have everything but the complete box set.
McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (The Best Of The PIR Years) (2004)

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (The Best Of The PIR Years) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 524 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul, R&B | Label: Edsel Records | Catalog Number: DIAB 402

Philadelphia songwriting, production, and performing duo who were prominent at Philadelphia International during the '70s, Gene McFadden and John Whitehead also scored a number one R&B hit as vocalists. Their single "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" was number one R&B in 1979 and peaked at number 13 pop. The two were members of the Epsilons as teens, a band that toured with and were managed by Otis Redding until his death in 1967. They later signed with Stax and had a moderate hit in 1970 with "The Echo." When Lloyd Parkes left, McFadden & Whitehead changed their name to Talk of the Town and began working with Gamble & Huff. Although they were being primed to record for North Bay, when Gamble & Huff discovered the duo's writing talents, they decided instead to employ them in that capacity at their label, Philadelphia International.
Glen Campbell - Playlist: The Best Of The Atlantic Years (2016)

Glen Campbell - Playlist: The Best Of The Atlantic Years (2016)
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:20 | 159 MB
Label: Rhino Atlantic | Release Year: 2016

Glen Travis Campbell is an American rock and country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television from January 1969 through June 1972. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, four Platinum albums and one Double-platinum album. He has placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or the Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Campbell's hits include his recordings of John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind"; Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", and "Galveston"; Larry Weiss's "Rhinestone Cowboy"; and Allen Toussaint's "Southern Nights".

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 22, 2016
Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues, Slide Guitar | Label: Blue Note/Metro Blue | # 7243 8 64711 2 3 | Time: 00:54:08

This 19-track compilation focuses on Elmore James' crucial sessions recorded for the Modern Records subsidiaries Meteor and Flair between 1952 and 1956. At the time of these recordings, the distorted amplified sound of James' slide guitar with his unmistakable electrified Robert Johnson lick was helping map out the postwar blues idiom with such classics as "I Believe," "Blues Before Sunrise," "Wild About You," "Mean & Evil," and the extraordinary reworking of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" into "Dust My Blues." Even though roughly half of these tracks appear on the equally recommended 1986 Ace release Let's Cut It: The Very Best of Elmore James, this set is a great introduction to the dynamic slide guitarist's earliest recordings.

King Sunny Ade - The Best Of The Classic Years (2003)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Sept. 18, 2016
King Sunny Ade - The Best Of The Classic Years (2003)

King Sunny Ade - The Best Of The Classic Years (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 453 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Afrobeat, World | Label: Shanachie | Catalog Number: SH 66034

King" Sunny Adé (born Sunday Adeniyi, 22 September 1946) is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.