The Roosters Band

The Inevitable Bandstand: The State Band of Oaxaca and the Politics of Sound (The Mexican Experience)

The Inevitable Bandstand: The State Band of Oaxaca and the Politics of Sound (The Mexican Experience) by Charles V. Heath
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0803269676, 0803284195, 9780803269675, 9780803284197, B00ZE8ZVNO | 232 Pages | PDF | 22.11 MB
Chris Washburne & The Syotos Band - Paradise in Trouble (2003)

Chris Washburne & The Syotos Band - Paradise in Trouble (2003)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 55:59 | 151 MB
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Jazzheads Inc.

How does a guy born and bred in the Midwest make authentic Latin jazz? By submerging himself in the cross-cultural melting pot of the New York scene. His Ph.D. in ethnomusicology also helps, as does playing weekly with his Syotos band at one of the best jazz clubs (Smoke) and one of the top Latin clubs (Nuyorican Poets Cafe). Chris Washburne's music sizzles, crackles, and engages both the brain and body, combining Latin rhythms and percussion with jazz, funk, R&B, hip-hop, gospel, Caribbean, and Afro-Cuban.

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 4, 2017
Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993)

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 466 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 269 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Big Band Legends is a 3CD compilation by jazz legend Artie Shaw. This was released by GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 26, 2017
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 141 Mb | Time: 00:45:06
Blues-Rock, Jam Bands, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Masterworks | # 88985369472

Robert Randolph is one of the rare artists who's been able to convince a sizable audience that the pedal steel guitar has a place outside country music. This is partly due to his over-the-top skills on the instrument, but just as importantly, Randolph and his Family Band have consistently shown their ability to launch a soul shakedown party of major proportions whenever they take the stage or set up in the studio. 2017's Got Soul, Randolph's fifth studio album, seems designed to capture the energy and power of Randolph and his band in full flight, and producer Matt Pierson has gone out of his way to give this material a big, rollicking sound that makes the most of the muscle and sweat of this music. While the tough, funky report of the rhythm section and the call of the organ provide the backbone of these songs, it's Randolph's pedal steel that gives Got Soul its unique sound, as the wailing peals of his instrument tear through the mix and lend this as much of a vocal presence as any instrumentalist can provide. While vintage soul and funk figures play a big role in these arrangements, Randolph's background in gospel is never entirely out of the picture, and there's a churchy passion at the heart of this music that adds plenty to the emotional resonance, especially on tracks like "Be the Change" and "Heaven's Calling".

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 26, 2017
Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Contemporary Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Evidence | # ECD 26107-2 | 00:48:44

For something less traditional but no less killing, try Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band’s Bang That Bell. A post-Hendrix exercise in funky-blue wah-wah wailing, this one has more allusions to Prince and the Isley Brothers than Muddy and the Wolf. In the course of a single tune (“Another Bad Day”) he can blend jazzy, Wes Montgomery-styled octaves with over-the-top wah-wah work and metalesque speed picking. But in spite of all the virtuosic six-string technique, Taylor can also get up into some nasty real-deal shuffles and earthy funk, as he proves so convincingly on “It’s Later than You Think,” which features some brilliant harmonica playing by Sugar Blue, and on a super-funky updating of the Earl King classic “Trick Bag.” And he digs into a slow blues, “A Quitter Never Wins,” with fangs bared. The closer, “Even Trolls Love Rock & Roll,” is a wild fretboard scorcher featuring guest guitar slinger Eric Gales. A tremendous guitarist and soulful singer, Taylor is a major versatile talent on the crossover blues-rock circuit that includes the likes of Robert Cray, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band - Got Soul (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 17, 2017
Robert Randolph & the Family Band - Got Soul (2017)

Robert Randolph & the Family Band - Got Soul
Blues, Soul, Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44:50 min | 105 MB
Label: Sony Masterworks | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Pedal-steel virtuoso Robert Randolph returns with his new album, Got Soul. The album reaffirms that Randolph and his Family Band have truly evolved into one of the most exciting and innovative outfits in contemporary music. Got Soul takes stock of Randolph's past as a church musician as it pushes the band forward into new places. There is no shortage of originality on the album with songs that run the gamut from gospel numbers to deep, funky grooves to incendiary rock-and-soul jams.
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band - Big Machine (Deluxe Version) (2017)

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band - Big Machine (Deluxe Version)
English Folk, Folk Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:05 min | 179 MB
Label: Topic | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Pioneering English traditional folk powerhouse, Eliza Carthy, first assembled the Wayward Band in 2013 in order to explore and celebrate her long and varied career in folk music; 'the last truly underground music scene'. To do this Eliza put together a team of hugely talented people from across the UK, and set out on the road to promote her 'Best Of' compilation, Wayward Daughter (Topic Records), which coincided with a biography of the same name. Since then the band has become a festival favourite, and Eliza has been awarded the MBE for services to folk music.

The Blues Band - Few Short Lines (2011)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 30, 2017
The Blues Band - Few Short Lines (2011)

The Blues Band - Few Short Lines (2011)
Blues Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire, REPUK 1149 | rel: 2011 | 440Mb

The Blues Band's new album "Few Short Lines" has been a number of years in the making, whilst they have been skillfully tweaking it to perfection. I haven't stopped listening to it since I bought it, at their recent Winchester gig and I've come to the conclusion that it is an absolute masterpiece!

The Parlour Band - Is A Friend? (1972) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 28, 2017
The Parlour Band - Is A Friend? (1972) [Reissue 2006]

The Parlour Band - Is A Friend? (1972) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 262 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mason Records (MR 56456)

Featuring Craig Anders (guitar, vocals), Mark Anders (bass, vocals), Peter Filleul (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Pix (lead vocals) and Jerry Robins (drums), The Parlour band was a melodic Progressive outfit who excelled vocally and toured extensively as support act to bands such as Caravan and Khan, but failed to make a commercial impression, despite the excellence of their work, leaving behind their sole album for Deram as their recorded legacy.

The Blues Band - Fat City (1991)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 23, 2017
The Blues Band - Fat City (1991)

The Blues Band - Fat City (1991)
Blues Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
BGO, BGOCD507 | rel: 2000 | 365Mb

Original, mellow, highly listenable, thoughtful lyrics, strange title! Not quite what we've come to expect from the Blues band, and indeed if you want a good boogie then buy their 'Live' album instead.