The Very Best of Billy Paul

Billy Paul - The Very Best Of (2014)  Music

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)  Music

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]
Poco - The Very Best Of Poco (1975) Epic/PEG 33537 - US Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco – The Very Best Of Poco
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1700mb & 600mb
Label: Epic/PEG 33537 | Release: 1975 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Country-Rock

Originally a two-LP set, The Very Best of Poco was a decent compilation in its time, assembling the group’s best-known songs from singles and album cuts in a straightforward order with no particular surprises.

Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 16, 2018
Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set

Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.64 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 718 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb | 05:10:41
Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Jazz, Big Band, Soul, Funk, Gospel | Label: Wagram | # 3299892

Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country. Then there was his singing; his style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer, up there with the likes of Elvis and Billie Holiday. He was also a superb keyboard player, arranger, and bandleader. The brilliance of his 1950s and '60s work, however, can't obscure the fact that he made few classic tracks after the mid-'60s, though he recorded often and performed until the year before his death.

Cheb Mami - The Very Best Of (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 26, 2017
Cheb Mami - The Very Best Of (2017)

Cheb Mami - The Very Best Of (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 475 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 MB | 01:11:22
World | Label: MLP / Addictive Music

The traditional music of Algeria is combined with Spanish, Moroccan, French, and Arabic influences to create the dance-inspiring sounds of "the Prince of Rai," Cheb Mami (born Khelifati Mohamed). Cheb Mami's music was described in a press release from the ARK 21 record label, as "Arabic rock & roll retaining virtues of traditional music but infused with urban urgency." Reviewing his 1999 album, Meli Meli, CMJ New Music Report wrote, "As perhaps rai's most popular vocalist, Cheb Mami is one of the leaders of the pack, turning the genre into a futuristic dance/funk hybrid with the power to pack the dancefloors of North Africa, Paris, and New York."
Oscar Peterson - Piano Moods: The Very Best Of Oscar Peterson (1998) 2CDs

Oscar Peterson - Piano Moods: The Very Best Of Oscar Peterson (1998) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 748 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz, Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Polygram | # 557 462-2 | 02:27:00

The material here was recorded for the Verve and MPS labels, and this two-disc, import retrospective of the work of legendary pianist Oscar Peterson is not only representative, but solid from top to bottom, showcasing many of his finest moments on wax in both live and studio recordings with his great trio of Herb Ellis and Ray Brown as well as in other settings. This is as fine an introduction as there is and, for the money, simply cannot be beaten.
Midge Ure & Ultravox - If I Was: The Very Best Of Midge Ure & Ultravox (1993)

Midge Ure & Ultravox - If I Was: The Very Best Of Midge Ure & Ultravox (1993)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 395 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included | 01:06:28
New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk | Label: Chrysalis | # 0946 3 21987 2 3, cdchr 1987

Midge Ure's career, as fans well know, did not begin or end with Ultravox, and so If I Was: The Very Best of Midge Ure & Ultravox attempts to give an overview of one of '80s' Britain's most popular singers. As a career retrospective goes, however, it's pretty spotty. The Scottish vocalist first found fame with the pop band Slik, who scored a chart topper with "Forever and Ever" in 1976. Unfortunately, you won't find that here, nor its hit follow-up, scored just as a car accident took the band out of the charts. Once recovered, Ure moved on. His first port of call, in 1978, was ex-Pistol Glen Matlock's punk/post-punk supergroup the Rich Kids, who released a single and album, although this compilation draws nothing from this period, either. The following year, with the Kids in disarray, Ure helped form the even more illustrious Visage. Joining him there was Ultravox's Billy Currie and, before the year was out, Ure was fronting two hit-bound bands. Visage gets short shrift here, with Ultravox invariably, if unfairly, better represented. But even this wasn't enough to keep the singer busy. In 1981, as both bands' albums and singles swept up the charts, Ure linked up with Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott for yet another hit, "Yellow Pearl".