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Etta James & Nina Simone - Iconic Jazz Vocal Legends (2012)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Feb. 17, 2014
Etta James & Nina Simone - Iconic Jazz Vocal Legends (2012)

Etta James & Nina Simone - Iconic Jazz Vocal Legends (2012)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 53 Tracks | 02:48:38 | 413 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | Label: Rolled Gold Classics

Spectacular compiled from two great vocal jazz. Selected 53 great songs, a lot of swing, released 8 May, 2012 on the Rolled Gold Classics label.
Etta James - The Very Best Of Etta James: The Chess Singles (3CD) (2005)

Etta James - The Very Best Of Etta James: The Chess Singles (3CD) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 297.69 Mb + 290.37 Mb + 299.93 Mb | 02:41:53 | Covers
Soul-Jazz, Rock & Roll, Smooth Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Spectrum Music - 982 7041-4

Because of her blues-based comeback in the '90s, Etta James was thought of by the general public – if she was thought of at all – as a blues singer, but there was a good deal more to the picture than that, as this two-disc, 35-track set makes clear. In many ways, James resembled a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock & roll to R&B, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and pure pop and soul, while still maintaining a distinct feel and sound that was all her own, and she did this throughout a five-decade career that is impressive for its consistency.

Etta James - Life, Love & The Blues (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 2, 2018
Etta James - Life, Love & The Blues (1998)

Etta James - Life, Love & The Blues (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Soul-Funk-Jazz-Blues | Label: Private | # 01005 82162 2 | Time: 00:59:38

Etta James followed her two deeply jazzy mid-'90s albums of torch songs with Love's Been Rough on Me, a flirtation with Nashville writers. On Life, Love & the Blues, she returns to her blues and soul repertoire, enlivening even the hoariest of tunes ("Spoonful," a gender-flopped "Hoochie Coochie Gal") with her growl. The tinges of funk underpinning "Born Under a Bad Sign" are given full room to stretch on a cover of Sly Stone's "If You Want Me to Stay," and James nearly swipes "The Love You Save May Be Your Own," one of Joe Tex's great preaching ballads, from the master.

Etta James - Hickory Dickory Dock (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 22, 2018
Etta James - Hickory Dickory Dock (1998)

Etta James - Hickory Dickory Dock (1998)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Soul, Blues | Label: Ace | # CDCHM 680 | Time: 00:56:50

The singer in her precocious formative years, headed by her 1955 R&B smash "Roll With Me Henry" (aka "The Wallflower"). James' follow-ups included the driving "Good Rockin' Daddy," a bluesy "W-O-M-A-N," and the New Orleans raveup "Tough Lover," which found her backed by the gang at Cosimo's (notably saxman Lee Allen). Even though her tenure at Modern Records only produced a handful of hits, these 22 cuts are delightful artifacts of the belter's earliest days. The music and liner notes are identical to the previous R&B Dynamite reissue, except that the tracks have been slightly resequenced, and a couple of songs bear different titles ("Number One" has been changed to "My One and Only," "How Big a Fool" to "Call Me a Fool").
Etta James - Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (1968) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Etta James - Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (1968)
Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # 088 112 518-2 | 00:57:10

As the title suggests, this is the definitive edition of Etta James' Tell Mama long-player. For this single-disc release the original album is augmented with five previously unissued tracks – documented during James' four Muscle Shoals sessions circa '67-'68. The question of why a rural Alabama town became a conduit for some of the most memorable and instantly identifiable grooves may still be up for debate. The evidence exists in droves and Tell Mama could certainly be considered exhibit A. These sessions feature the same impact that would redirect several first ladies of soul. Notable among them are Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis, Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) and to somewhat lesser acclaim, Jackie DeShannon's Jackie. Tell Mama showcases some of the unique and admittedly darker qualities of what might best be described as R&B noir. "I'd Rather Go Blind," "Steal Away," "I'm Gonna Take What He's Got" all exemplify the essence of the blues – making the best of a bad situation.

Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 15, 2018
Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996

Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # CHD-9363 | 00:43:26

Come a Little Closer is a surprisingly effective mating of a distinctive singer with seemingly incongruous material and production. Helmed by Gabriel Mekler, who'd produced Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night, the record features Etta James supported by a slew of hotshot L.A. session men (including Little Feat's Lowell George). The song selection ranges from "St. Louis Blues" to Randy Newman's perverse "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield" to the dramatic, melismatic "Feeling Uneasy," in which the junk-hungry James improvised wordlessly over an otherwise blues progression. Here's more evidence that Etta is one of the most versatile vocalists of her era.

Etta James - At Last (1961/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Dec. 1, 2017
Etta James - At Last (1961/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Etta James - At Last! (1961/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 28:58 minutes | 795 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 28:58 minutes | 617 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This debut from Etta James, released in 1961, launched her solo career thanks to the hit title track which became her signature song and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. In addition to several pop and jazz standards, the album includes three other top five R&B singles, leading to the record's inclusion on the Rolling Stone list of the top 500 albums of all time.

The Bugs Henderson Group - At Last (1978/1991)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 25, 2018
The Bugs Henderson Group - At Last (1978/1991)

The Bugs Henderson Group - At Last (1978/1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 278.52 Mb | 47:44 | Scans included
Texas Blues, Blues Rock | Country: USA | Label: Taxim Records - TX 1002-2 TA

Buddy Henderson (October 20, 1943 – March 8, 2012), better known as "Bugs" Henderson, was a blues guitarist who was popular in Europe and from the 1970s was based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, where he was known as a local blues guitar legend. He was born in Palm Springs, California, and spent his early life in Tyler, Texas, where he formed a band called the Sensores at age 16, and later joined Mouse and the Traps. In Dallas-Fort Worth during the early 1970s, he was lead guitarist for the blues/rock band Nitzinger before forming the Shuffle Kings and later a band that was eponymously named.

Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at March 8, 2018
Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity [Audiobook]

Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity [Audiobook] by James Conaway
English | March 6th, 2018 | ISBN: 154146835X | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 33 mins | 290.71 MB
Narrator: Tom Perkins

Not so long ago, wine was an exclusively European product. Now it is thoroughly American; emblematic of Napa Valley, an area idealized as the epicenter of great wines and foods and a cultural tourist destination. But the romanticized accounts you find about it and its denizens is not what you'll encounter in James Conaway's candid book.

Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at March 6, 2018
Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity

Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity by James Conaway
English | March 6th, 2018 | ASIN: B074ZKRGRP, ISBN: 1501128450 | 337 pages | EPUB | 3.68 MB

A New York Times bestselling author reveals how the beautiful, isolated Napa Valley wine region of California exploded into an extraordinary outsized version of the American dream and whose vineyards sparked an unbelievable power struggle between old family stewardship and multinational corporations.