The Very Best of Billy Paul

Billy Paul - The Very Best Of (2014)  

Posted by funkerman at May 14, 2014
Billy Paul - The Very Best Of (2014)

Billy Paul - The Very Best Of (2014)
Soul, R&B | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 76:45 min | ~176 MB
Label: Sony Music | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 15 May, 2014

The Very Best of Billy Paul is a collection that features a baker's dozen songs from the singer's Philadelphia International catalog, and includes romantic numbers like "Me and Mrs. Jones," "Love Buddies," and "When Love Is New" as well as more thoughtful statements like "Brown Baby," "People Power," and "America (We Need the Light)."
Billy Ward And The Dominoes - The Very Best Of Billy Ward And The Dominoes (2002) re-up

Billy Ward And The Dominoes - The Very Best Of Billy Ward And The Dominoes (2002)
EAC | FLAC(tracks) with CUE & LOG - 264 MB | Full Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 153 MB
Early R&B / Doo-Woop / Oldies | 68:37 mins | Label: King Records/Collectables Records | Cat.# CD-COL-2827

The Dominoes (also sometimes known as Billy Ward & the Dominoes) had one of the finest musical pedigrees of any R&B vocal group of the 1940s, at least based on its founder's training and experience. A lots of R&B acts came out of a gospel background, and Bo Diddley even studied violin as a boy, but rare is the R&B vocal group whose founder was trained at Juilliard. They were one of the best-selling American R&B groups of the 1950s. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2006.

The Very Best Of Peter Paul And Mary (2005)  

Posted by voxpopuli at May 14, 2009
The Very Best Of Peter Paul And Mary (2005)

The Very Best Of Peter Paul And Mary (2005)
EAC - FLAC (IMG + CUE + LOG) | 449MB Rar (1 CD) | RS.com | Hi-Res. Full Covers
Catalog No.: R273161 | Release Date: Aug 23, 2005 | Label: Rhino
Genres: Folk


With their beautiful harmony vocals and gentle melodies, Peter, Paul & Mary were the most popular folk act of the 1960s. While Bob Dylan was unquestionably the genre's most influential and revered performer by the mid-1960s, it was Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers who helped him to reach a larger audience with their accessible '63 renditions of his "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right." In addition to Dylan, the group also championed the work of Gordon Lightfoot and John Denver, most notably with the wanderlust tales "For Lovin' Me" and "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (a runaway hit in '69), respectively.

All of the aforementioned tunes are presented on THE VERY BEST OF PETER, PAUL & MARY, a 25-track set carefully compiled by the trio itself. This 2005 collection focuses almost exclusively on the '60s and '70s work of PP&M, with the exception of the deceptively breezy "El Salvador" (from '86) and 2003's "Don't Laugh at Me," which finds the threesome in fine voice more than 40 years after the group was founded in New York City's Greenwich Village. Also included are three early-'70s solo tracks–one apiece by Yarrow, Stookey, and Travers–rounding out this wonderfully selected disc, which is a must for any folk collection.

Peter, Paul & Mary: Noel "Paul" Stookey, Peter Yarrow (vocals, acoustic guitar); Mary Travers (vocals).

Recording information: 1962 - 2003.Dirty Linen (p.85) - "It's fun to see the group really lay its politics on the line in 'El Salvador,' and 'Weave Me the Sunshine' is as vibrant as anything Peter, Paul, and Mary ever recorded."
Peter, Paul and Mary - The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary (2005)

Peter, Paul and Mary - The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary (2005)
Folk Rock | MP3 LAME 3.97 V0 (VBR) | 131 MB
Billy Idol - The Very Best Of (CD & DVD edition) (2008) RE-UPLOAD

Billy Idol - The Very Best Of (CD & DVD edition) (2008) RE-UPLOAD
CD: EAC Rip | APE (tracks), CUE, LOG - 524 Mb | MP3 320 Kbps VBR - 155 Mb
DVD-video: ISO - 3,55 Gb | artworks - 65,9 Mb
Genre: Electronic, Rock - Styles: Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Synth-pop | Released: July 21, 2008 | RAR 10% Rec. | mirrors: DF.com/ U.net

"Hard to believe, but Capitol's 2008 collection Idolize Yourself: The Very Best of Billy Idol is only the second Billy Idol hits album to be released in America, following the first – 2001's Greatest Hits – by just seven years. [~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide]

Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 12, 2017
Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)

Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 456 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, R&B | Label: Atlantic | # 83460-2 | Time: 01:04:44

The first five chronologically sequenced tracks of this compilation mirror the rise of the smooth-jazz radio phenomenon. "So Amazing," "Bermuda Nights," "In the Mood," "My, My, My," and "Anniversary" are all still staples of the format. Released between 1987 and 1990, all (except the second one) are covers of popular R&B tunes, and they still sound fresh. These songs alone make this an excellent collection for smooth-jazz fans. Starting with his fifth album, Live at Birdland West, the exciting tenor saxophonist became a little more adventurous, often completely crossing that broad line that separates smooth jazz from contemporary electric jazz. Two duets–one with Lee Ritenour, "G & Lee," and "Boss of Nova," with Joe Sample–are two examples of his playing that sets Albright apart from most saxophonists who are tagged with the smooth-jazz label. Serious Albright fans may not appreciate the absence of his popular duets with his frequent partner, vocalist Will Downing, but that aside, this is a worthy summation of Albright's successful tenure at Atlantic Records.

Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 8, 2017
Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)

Thelonious Monk - The Very Best of Thelonious Monk (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 382 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 MB | 01:06:19
Jazz | Label: Concord Music | Release Year: 2012

Concord's 10-track disc provides an introduction to Monk's mid-50s recordings for the Prestige and Riverside labels. Collected here are prime examples of Monk in mid-career as an iconoclastic pianist, writer of jazz standards, and a band leader who attracted spectacular players to his sessions. Among the notable compositions are "Blue Monk," "Ruby, My Dear" and "'Round Midnight," and the sessions are highlighted by the talents of Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes and many more. This is neither a full-telling of Monk's career, which also included key recordings on Blue Note and Columbia, nor of his entire six year run on Prestige and Riverside (the original albums of which are mostly still in print); but for an introduction to Monk's music, this is a good place to start.
ZZ Top - Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top (2004) Repost

ZZ Top - Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Warner Bros., 8122-78908-2 | ~ 1057 or 364 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 48 Mb
Blues Rock / Hard Rock / Southern Rock

Since Rhino released an exhaustive four-disc ZZ Top box in October 2003, some may question the appearance of a double-disc retrospective in June 2004, a mere eight months after the box set. The two may be released awfully close to each other, but they do play to different audiences – in other words, there are a bunch of fans who want all the hits, but not a full box set, and that's what the 38-track Rancho Texicano: The Very Best of ZZ Top delivers…

Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best Of (1995)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 1, 2017
Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best Of (1995)

Hamilton Bohannon - The Very Best Of (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 505 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 MB | 01:30:54
Disco, Funk, Soul | Label: Rhino | Release Year: 1995

Drummer Hamilton Bohannon (born March 7, 1942) was among the top bandleaders, percussionists, and producers in '70s disco/dance music. Bohannon grew up in Newnan, GA, and was drumming in a high school band while an elementary school student. After earning a music degree from Atlanta's Clark College, he was hired as a drummer by Stevie Wonder and moved to Detroit, where he was a bandleader and arranger for Motown tours until he joined Dakar/Brunswick in 1972. Bohannon perfected his formula of heavy, thudding bass accents and aggressive rhythms while recording for Dakar.

Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 28, 2017
Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)

Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI, 50999 6 29443 2 8 | rel: 2010 | 610Mb

For newcomers to the work of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, this generous two-disc collection of performances from EMI's archive would be a good place to start exploring. The authoritative Pärt performances would probably be the premiere releases on ECM, produced by Manfred Eicher, but these performances are all of a very high quality and there is a handful of works that ECM has never recorded.