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Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 22, 2018
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 416 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock, Art Rock | Label: 4AD | # CAD3220CD | 01:13:04

Bish Bosch is, according to Scott Walker, the final recording in the trilogy that began with 1995’s Tilt and continued in 2006’s The Drift. Its title combines urban slang for the word "bitch" and the last name of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. Like its predecessors, Bish Bosch is not an easy listen initially. It's utterly strange, yet alluring. Musically, Walker is as rangy and cagey as ever. His players have worked with him since Tilt; they know exactly what he wants and how to get it. A string orchestra arranged and conducted by keyboardist Mark Warman, and a full symphony on three cuts are also employed. The lyrics on Bish Bosch are full of obscure historical, philosophical, medical, geographical and cultural allusions. For instance, subatomic science, a dwarf jester in Attila the Hun’s court, St. Simeon, and an early 20th century fad all appear in "SDSS14+3B (Zircon, A Flagpole Sitter)." Elsewhere, Nicolai Ceausescu, Nikita Khrushchev, the Ku Klux Klan, and God himself show up. While Bish Bosch is another exercise in artful pretension, it is the most accessible entry in this trilogy and well worth the effort to get at it. Themes of decay are woven throughout these songs – of empire, of the body, of language and religion – yet they are often complemented and illustrated by wry, pun-like, and even scatological humor.

On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker (Lisa Drew Books)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 23, 2018
On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker (Lisa Drew Books)

On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker (Lisa Drew Books) by A'Lelia Bundles
English | May 25th, 2001 | ASIN: B000FC0SI2, ISBN: 0684825821, 0743431723 | 475 pages | EPUB | 1.06 MB

On Her Own Ground is the first full-scale, definitive biography of Madam C. J. Walker—the legendary African American entrepreneur and philanthropist—by her great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles.

Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 22, 2018
Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)

Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock, Art Rock | Label: 4AD | # CAD 2603 CD | 01:08:48

There were intermittent soundtrack and score contributions of varying magnitudes, as well as a couple other low-key projects, but The Drift is Scott Walker's proper follow-up to 1995's Tilt, an album that also happened to trail its predecessor by 11 years. If 1984's Climate of Hunter put the MOR in morose, Tilt avoided the road completely and went straight toward the fractured, fraught images inside Walker's nightmares. It was entirely removed from anything that could've been classified as contemporary. The Drift isn't an equally severe leap from Tilt, but it is darker, less arranged, alternately more and less dense, and ultimately more frightening. Maybe it'll make your body temperature drop a few degrees. Working with what Walker has referred to as "blocks of sound," only a few of the album's 68 minutes have any connection to rock music, and many of those minutes are part of a harrowing 9/11 song that also obliquely references "Jailhouse Rock" as Elvis Presley cries out ("I'm the only one left alive!") to his stillborn twin brother. The songs swing from hovering drones to crushing jolts.
Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)

Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 252 MB
Label: Centaur Records, Inc. | Tracks: 14 | Time: 62:13 min

On this new release, the Prometheus Piano Quintet performs American chamber works for flute, featuring works by composers Charles T. Griffes, Roy Harris, Arthur Foote, and Amy Beach. Dr. Kerry Walker is Professor of Flute at Western Connecticut State University as well as Principal Flutist with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. She performs with the Ives Orchestra, the All-New England Orchestra and with chamber groups: Ridge Winds, Prometheus, and Dual Excursions.
Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 ABC Classics | ABC4765255
Classical / Vocal Music / Choral / Baroque

Widely considered as one of the leading exponents in early music, Emma Kirkby is renowned for her purity of production, clarity of diction and extraordinary degree of vocal control. From this release it is obvious that Emma Kirkby's artistic vigour and sense of discovery are undiminished. Alongside her incomparable performances of well-loved works such as Bach's cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, she uses the esteem in which she is held by musicians and audiences alike to champion long-forgotten repertory such as William Hayes's The Passions. Emma is accompanied by Cantillation and the Orchestra of the Antipodes conducted by Antony Walker.
Scott Walker - Scott 1-4 (1967-1969) 4CDs, Remastered 2000 [Re-Up]

Scott Walker - Scott 1-4 (1967-1969) 4CD [Remastered 2000]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 480 Mb | Scans included
AM Pop, Baroque Pop, Chanson, Pop/Rock | Label: Fontana | Time: 02:34:08

One of the most enigmatic figures in rock history, Scott Walker was known as Scotty Engel when he cut obscure flop records in the late '50s and early '60s in the teen idol vein. He then hooked up with John Maus and Gary Leeds to form the Walker Brothers. They weren't named Walker, they weren't brothers, and they weren't English, but they nevertheless became a part of the British Invasion after moving to the U.K. in 1965. They enjoyed a couple of years of massive success there (and a couple of hits in the U.S.) in a Righteous Brothers vein. As their full-throated lead singer and principal songwriter, Walker was the dominant artistic force in the group, who split in 1967. While remaining virtually unknown in his homeland, Walker launched a hugely successful solo career in Britain with a unique blend of orchestrated, almost MOR arrangements with idiosyncratic and morose lyrics. At the height of psychedelia, Walker openly looked to crooners like Sinatra, Jack Jones, and Tony Bennett for inspiration, and to Jacques Brel for much of his material. None of those balladeers, however, would have sung about the oddball subjects – prostitutes, transvestites, suicidal brooders, plagues, and Joseph Stalin – that populated Walker's songs.
Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)

Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:17 | 146 MB
Label: Centaur Records

This album pays tribute to American chamber compositions for flute. Featured on this album are acclaimed composers such as Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, and Charles T. Griffes. Professor of flute at Western Connecticut State University, Kerry Walker showcases her brilliant interpretations of these works on this album.

Joe Louis Walker - Between A Rock And The Blues (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 17, 2018
Joe Louis Walker - Between A Rock And The Blues (2009)

Joe Louis Walker - Between A Rock And The Blues (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Stony Plain/DixieFrog | # DFGCD 8673 | 01:03:14

Multiple Grammy and Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker's second release for Stony Plain is a landmark album that follows on the heels of his highly acclaimed 'Witness To The Blues.' Both produced by guitar legend Duke Robillard. Kevin Eubanks, the longtime leader of the Tonight Show Band is featured on two tracks along with Doug James, Duke Robillard and members of Duke's band.

Brett Walker - Straight Jacket Vacation (2013)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 16, 2018
Brett Walker - Straight Jacket Vacation (2013)

Brett Walker - Straight Jacket Vacation (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Melodic Rocks, AOR | Aor Heaven #AORH00086

With links to Survivor, Alias, Jeff Paris, Carl Dixon, Jonathan Cain and Russ Ballard, for those in the melodic rock know, the announcement on the 7th of July 2013 that singer and songwriter Brett Walker was to release a new solo album was reason to celebrate. However a mere 24 hours later the tragic news was released that Walker had died, turning those shouts of joy, to tears of sadness. On the insistence of Brett's wife, AOR Heaven went ahead with the release, providing the fans of this unsung hero one last opportunity to be captivated by a songwriter capable of being downbeat in an upbeat fashion, while offering lyrics and melodies to tug at the heartstrings and live long in the memory…
T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol ~ Black & White Recordings (1995)

T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol ~ Black & White Recordings (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 925 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 504 mb
Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Capitol Records - CDP 7243 8 29379 2 0

Three-CD, 75-track box of T-Bone Walker's recordings for the Capitol and Black & White labels in the 1940s. From a historical perspective, this is perhaps the most important phase of Walker's evolution. It was here where he perfected his electric guitar style, becoming an important influence on everyone from B.B. King down. It was also here where he acted as one of the key players in a small combo West Coast bands' transition from jazz to a more jump blues/R&B-oriented sound (though most of these sides retain a pretty strong jazz flavor).