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Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 19, 2017
Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006) [Re-Up]

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 79802-2 | 01:17:54

Tab Benoit's funky, ragged blend of Louisiana swamp blues and East Texas guitar, with hints of funk, soul, and country thrown in to give the gumbo just the right spice, has served him well since he burst on the scene in the early '90s. Since Benoit hasn't essentially changed his sound since, this collection of sides made up largely from his early releases for Houston-based Justice Records (all of Benoit's Justice albums have been reissued by Vanguard Records in recent years) makes an ideal introduction to what this guy is all about, and although Best of the Bayou Blues covers a five-year span from 1992 to 1997, the tracks all fall together in a completely coherent sequence. Opening with the Benoit original "Voodoo on the Bayou" from 1992's Nice & Warm and running through several originals and some interesting covers (including country-funk takes on Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and Willie Nelson's "Rainy Day Blues"), this set spotlights Benoit's southern Louisiana take on contemporary blues.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 12, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books (1993)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb | 01:02:43
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 519 804-2

Simply a grand and eloquent performance put together by Verve records highlighting the best years of Ella Fitzgerald – that sassy, charming legendary singer in jazz. The Best of the Songbooks features a captivating lineup of some of jazz's greatest composers and arrangers. It is here that Fitzgerald records and sings songs of Cole Porter, Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 11, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans ~ 89 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 521 867-2 | 01:04:27

Though her career stretched from the '30s to the '80s and she's widely considered possibly the greatest female jazz singer or all time, Ella Fitzgerald will probably forever be best known for a mid-'50s collection of albums collectively called the Songbooks, where she devoted entire albums to the works of such composers as Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington. THE BEST OF THE SONGBOOKS: THE BALLADS is one of the many compilations based on these recordings, and one of the best. From its beautiful, informative packaging to its gorgeously remastered sound, this 16-track, 64-minute collection treats the material with the respect it deserves. The material, of course, is first-rate, wall-to-wall standards from Johnny Mercer's wistful "Laura" to Ellington's sly "Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me." Fitzgerald's performances are equally outstanding, as are the mostly big-band arrangements. This is as good as jazz ballad collections get.

VA - Best Of The 80's (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 1, 2017
VA - Best Of The 80's (2017)

VA - Best Of The 80's (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:25:38 | 1,35 Gb
Pop, Synthpop, Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Warner Music Group Germany

Warner Music Group is proud to present Best Of The 80's. 3 CDs, 50 tracks including Yes, a-ha, Europe, Rick Astley, George Benson and may others.
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.

C.C. Catch - The Best Of (The Ultimate Collection) (2000)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 26, 2017
C.C. Catch - The Best Of (The Ultimate Collection) (2000)

C.C. Catch - The Best Of (The Ultimate Collection) (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Ariola, 74321 758962 | ~ 1238 or 396 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 96 Mb
Pop, Euro-pop, Synth-pop, Eurodance

Born Caroline Catharina Müller in the Netherlands, she moved with her family to Germany in the late '70s. In 1980, she became a member of the girl quartet Optimal, who issued two singles. During one of the band's concerts in Hamburg, she was approached by songwriter/producer Dieter Bohlen who had just taken the continental charts by storm with his duo Modern Talking…

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 23, 2017
VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 845 466-2 | Time: 01:08:27

From a label with no shortage of first-rate jazz material come this very attractive vocal sampler. Staying true to the Compact Jazz ethos, Best of the Jazz Vocalists favors quality over hits and comes with a budget price tag. The majority of songs are from the label's prime '50s and '60s run, including a cloud-bound "Summertime" by Helen Merrill and one of the all-time great versions of "If You Could See Me Now," compliments of Billy Eckstine. Continuing with this balancing act between the sexes, the collection also includes fine work by Bill Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, and Anita O'Day; latter-day entries include Lincoln's "I've Got Thunder and It Rings" from her 1990 Verve debut and Horn's "I Got Lost in His Arms" from 1988's Close Enough for Love. Nicely wrapped up with Nina Simone's Afro-percussion clarion call "Come Ye," this Verve roundup works as the perfect primer for more adventurous trips through the label's fertile stores of essential jazz.

The Farm - Best Of The Farm (1998) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 19, 2017
The Farm - Best Of The Farm (1998) 2CDs

The Farm - Best Of The Farm (1998) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 746 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 273 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Alternative Dance-Rock, Madchester, BritPop | Label: Castle | # ESSCD 595 | 01:58:44

The Farm were never one of the great Madchester bands, writing only one truly memorable single ("All Together Now") and turning out a bunch of pleasant, nondescript baggy. The Best of the Farm collects all of the singles and highlights from the group's three albums. There aren't any hidden treasures here, but anyone nostalgic for the pleasures of loping beats, baggy clothes, neo-psychedelia and buckets of Ecstasy should be pleased with this collection.

The Parliaments - Testify!: The Best Of The Early Years (2000)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Oct. 11, 2017
The Parliaments - Testify!: The Best Of The Early Years (2000)

The Parliaments - Testify!: The Best Of The Early Years (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 268 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 120 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

Testify!: The Best Of The Early Years is a 2000 compilation by the Detroit vocal group, The Parliaments, fronted by George Clinton. This consists of material they released on the Revilot label, along with a few tracks they did as/with The Fellows on the Revilot-subsidiary Solid Hit. They would morph into two more groups, Funkadelic and Parliament but this was Clinton and his friends as a vocal group. This was released by Conoisseur Collection Ltd.
The Mad Lads - The Best Of The Mad Lads (1984) {1991 Stax/Fantasy} **[RE-UP]**

The Mad Lads - The Best Of The Mad Lads (1984) {1991 Stax/Fantasy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 267 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 109 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

The Best Of The Mad Lads is a 1984 compilation album by The Mad Lads. Originally released in 1984 on Stax, this CD came out on 11 June, 1991 through Fantasy.