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Chicago - Chicago II (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

Chicago - Chicago II (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 407 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included | 01:08:17
Jazz-Rock, Soft Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2133

The Chicago Transit Authority recorded this double-barreled follow-up to their eponymously titled 1969 debut effort. The contents of Chicago II (1970) underscore the solid foundation of complex jazz changes with heavy electric rock & roll that the band so brazenly forged on the first set. The septet also continued its ability to blend the seemingly divergent musical styles into some of the best and most effective pop music of the era. One thing that had changed was the band's name, which was shortened to simply Chicago to avoid any potential litigious situations from the city of Chicago's transportation department – which claimed the name as proprietary property. Musically, James Pankow (trombone) was about to further cross-pollinate the band's sound with the multifaceted six-song "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon." The classically inspired suite also garnered the band two of its most beloved hits – the upbeat pop opener "Make Me Smile" as well as the achingly poignant "Color My World" – both of which remained at the center of the group's live sets.
Bud Freeman - Chicago/Austin High School Jazz In Hi-Fi (1957 {Mosaic Singles MCD-1002 rel 2006}

Bud Freeman - Chicago/Austin High School Jazz In Hi-Fi (1957 {Mosaic Singles MCD-1002 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 268 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2006 RCA Victor / Mosaic Records / Sony BMG Music | Mosaic Singles MCD-1002
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Dixieland / Trad Jazz / Saxophone

Three overlapping groups are heard from here, and they revisit the repertoire of the McKenzie & Condon's Chicagoans of 1927 (playing new versions of the four songs originally recorded) and Bud Freeman's 1939-1940 Summa Cum Laude Orchestra. The two septets and the octet feature such immortal Condonites as tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman; Jimmy McPartland and Billy Butterfield on trumpets; trombonists Tyree Glenn and Jack Teagarden (who also takes some vocals); clarinetists Pee Wee Russell and Peanuts Hucko; pianists Gene Schroeder and Dick Cary; rhythm guitarist Al Casamenti (but surprisingly no Eddie Condon); bassists Milt Hinton, Al Hall, and Leonard Gaskin; and drummer George Wettling. The veterans were all still in prime form at the time, and they sound quite inspired.
Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (1983) [Teichiku Records TECW-2021, Japan]

Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | Teichiku Records, TECW-2021 | ~ 264 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 59 Mb
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Jazz Rock

If You Leave Me Now is a compilation album by the rock band Chicago. In an attempt to capitalize on the band's second #1 single ("Hard to Say I'm Sorry") as well as its Top 40 follow-up ("Love Me Tomorrow"), Columbia Records built a collection around the Grammy-winning single, which had previously been their only other chart-topper…
Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1985)

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1985)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 693 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 359 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Records, #: 414 551-2 | 02:18:46

The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Hollander) is one of the most accessible of Wagner's works, and though it is the first of his operas that earned a permanent place in the repertory, it still possesses many aspects of conventional operatic practice, as well as a Weberian leitmotiv structure much simpler than that exhibited in Wagner's music after Tristan. Surprisingly, despite its accessibility, recordings of the work that are not deficient on technical or vocal or musical grounds seem to be in comparatively short supply. An exception is this classic CSO-Solti effort dating from the late '70s, where the sound is reasonably up to date, and the casting ranges from good to excellent.
James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; An American In Paris (1993)

James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; An American In Paris (1993)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 265 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 170 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, #: 431 625-2 | 01:07:01

James Levine's long and distinguished asociation with Deutsche Grammophon is no more fittingly celebrated then on this dazzling CD of favorite works by George Gershwin, where the conductor is also soloist in Rhapsody In Blue in its original jazz band arrangement by Ferde Grofe. The Chicago Symphony provides the authentic orchestral sound.

Chicago - s/t (5CD, 1DVD box set) (2003) {Rhino}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 10, 2017
Chicago - s/t (5CD, 1DVD box set) (2003) {Rhino}

Chicago - s/t (5CD, 1DVD box set) (2003) {Rhino}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 2.91 gb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.22 gb
Genre: pop rock, jazz rock, classic rock

This is the box set for the band Chicago Rhino Records released in 2003. It consists of 5 CD's and a bonus DVD featuring a brief concert film and the promotional film the band made for Chicago 13, which includes clips made for three songs, including "Must Have Been Crazy", "Run Away", and "Street Player". This consists of partial scans, everything but the booklet due to inability of scanning it.

Chicago: 20 CD. Japanese Edition (1969 - 2008)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 7, 2017
Chicago: 20 CD. Japanese Edition (1969 - 2008)

Chicago: 20 CD. Japanese Edition (1969 - 2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
20CD | Teichiku, Warner, Nippon Crown | ~ 6647 or 2450 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 1459 Mb
Classic Rock / Jazz Rock / Progressive / AOR / Soft Rock

American pop/jazz-rock group. One of the biggest-selling bands in U.S. history, hailing from the Windy City (Chicago, Illinois). Formed in 1967 as "The Big Thing", they were one of the first groups to successfully fuse rock with a horn section…

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 - Live  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 2, 2017
Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 - Live

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 - Live (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Slam Music, SLAM 0063 | ~ 273 or 111 Mb | Scans(png) -> 23 Mb
Jazz-Rock, Classic Rock

Not terrible, recorded well, great bass sound, nice and distorted and LOUD. Band sounds drunk or at least trippin' on something. Good vocals, strong Cetera vocals…but man does he hit some bass clunkers. Overall a good, powerful live album…

Howlin' Wolf - Chicago Blue (1995)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 30, 2017
Howlin' Wolf - Chicago Blue (1995)

Howlin' Wolf - Chicago Blue (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 105 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 71 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 92 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues | Tomato / Rhino #R2 71733

Chester Arthur Burnett, known as Howlin' Wolf, was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, originally from Mississippi. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. Musician and critic Cub Koda noted, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits." Producer Sam Phillips recalled, "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies'". Several of his songs, including "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Back Door Man", "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful", have become blues and blues rock standards. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 51 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time."

Chet Baker With The Bradley Young Trio - Chet In Chicago (2008)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 18, 2017
Chet Baker With The Bradley Young Trio - Chet In Chicago (2008)

Chet Baker With The Bradley Young Trio - Chet In Chicago (2008)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 349 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 122 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Enja Records #ENJ-9524 2

For much of the last two decades of his life, Chet Baker seemed to go in the studios so often that one never knew what to expect. The results were a crapshoot, depending on whether or not Baker was suffering the effects of his drug addiction at the time. Fortunately, his friendship with Chicago-based pianist Bradley Young in the early 1980s gave the younger man an opportunity to sit in with the trumpeter. As a result, Young impulsively suggested a record date during a return engagement in 1986, which Baker accepted, though everything had to come together quickly within two days, including finding a studio and assembling a band. Oddly enough, everything works, from the fine rhythm section…