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Joe Bourne - Upbeat and Sweet: Jazz Infused Classic Rock & Pop Songs (2017)

Joe Bourne - Upbeat and Sweet: Jazz Infused Classic Rock & Pop Songs
Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 49:53 min | 114 MB
Label: Summit Records | Tracks: 12 | 2017

This collection of hit songs from the middle of the 20th Century is sure to tickle the nostalgic fancy of baby boomers. However, the jazz-infused arrangements and virtuosic instrumental solos will appeal to jazz and popular song fans of all ages. Even as more jazz musicians are stretching the meaning of The Great American Songbook, to take hit ballads by one-name rockers like Sting, and Clapton and iconic bands like The Beatles, The Eagles and Steppenwolf and make them your own in a contemporary jazz context is not an easy feat.

V.A. - Stockfisch Records - Closer To The Music Vol.1 (2004) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 14, 2017
V.A. - Stockfisch Records - Closer To The Music Vol.1 (2004) [SACD-R][OF]

V.A. - Stockfisch Records - Closer To The Music Vol.1 (2004) [SACD-R][OF]
Country Blues, Jazz, Folk | SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 2.94 GB
Label: Stockfisch Records | Release Year: 2004

As samplers go, this is one of the best. An excellent cross section of artists from the Stockfish catalog. I am especially taken by the cuts from Alan Taylor ("The Beat Hotel" in particualr) and Chris Jones. Sonics are clean, clear and crisp, with an exceptional sense of timbre. I've purchased a few of the CD's of the artists I've heard on this sampler, and I'm here to tell you, they sound great to - though they can't beat these SACD tracks.

Tony Joe White - Live From Austin, Tx (2006)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 27, 2016
Tony Joe White - Live From Austin, Tx (2006)

Tony Joe White - Live From Austin, Tx (2006)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 993 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: DTS 6ch. at 755 kb/s, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 kb/s
Genre: Rock, Country | Label: New West | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 21 Feb. 2006 | Runtime: 63 min. | 3,76GB (DVD5)

A true icon of swamp rock, Tony Joe White parlayed his songwriting talent and idiosyncratic vocals into a modestly successful country and rock career in Europe as well as America. Born July 23, 1943, in Goodwill, Louisiana, White was born into a part-Cherokee family. He began working clubs in Texas during the mid-'60s and moved to Nashville by 1968.

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 31, 2016
Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Pablo | # PACD-2310-955-2 | 00:46:13

This posthumous CD is novel because it features Joe Pass exclusively on acoustic guitar, and it is obvious that he enjoyed every minute of these sessions. "The Shadow of Your Smile" is no longer easy listening fodder, as Pass turns it into a miniature master class in swing. "Star Eyes" is accented by the soft squeaks of Pass' fingers gently weaving their intricate magic. Most of the works of Joe Pass tended to be improvised blues, so the title track is an exception – a simple yet elegant ballad written for his wife. "Blues for Angel" highlights his matchless mastery of slow blues. The boppish blues "Satellite Village" is a perfect closer. The good news is that there are several more unreleased sessions by Joe Pass that will follow this superb collection.

Joe Locke - Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads, Vol.1 (2013)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Sept. 24, 2016
Joe Locke - Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads, Vol.1 (2013)

Joe Locke - Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads, Vol.1 (2013)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 55 min | 127 MB
Label: Motema Music | Rel: 2013

In a rarefied space, Joe Locke continues to evolve, engage and impress. There simply isn't another vibraphonist of his generation with Locke's stellar chops, thorough understanding of history/tradition not just of jazz, but of music, period and ability to build programs based on thematic concepts that not only stand out in his gradually growing discography, but fit contextually within it to create an actual oeuvre, an ever- expanding body of work that represents an artist whose number one priority is always the music always the song. In the last year, since signing with Motéma Music, Locke has released Signing (2012), the forward-looking studio follow-up to his incendiary Live in Seattle (Origin, 2006), with the energetic and electric Joe Locke / Goeffrey Keezer Group, and Wish Upon a Star (2013), his ambitious, largely balladic orchestral record with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra that presented yet another side to this unerringly inventive vibraphonist's artistry.

Protocol Zero: A Joe Rush Novel by James Abel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by serpmolot at Dec. 3, 2015
Protocol Zero: A Joe Rush Novel by James Abel

Protocol Zero: A Joe Rush Novel by James Abel
Audiobook Unabridged | English | August 4, 2015 | ISBN: 0425276341 | ASIN: B00XQ0ZK2E | mp3 | 1 ch 64 Kbps | 13 hrs 6 min | 360 MB

Tony Joe White - Hard To Handle (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 2, 2015
Tony Joe White - Hard To Handle (2005)

Tony Joe White - Hard To Handle (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues Rock, Soul | Label: Fruit Tree | # FT 836 | Time: 00:32:58

Tony Joe White's Hard to Handle album is built around a concert recording made in 1969 or 1970. It features White swaggering through a clutch of tough-as-rock blues and soul covers like Big Joe Williams' "Baby Please Don't Go," Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" and Jimmy Reed's "You Got Me Runnin'," as well as some originals. "I Want You" is a sludgy, nasty groover that has some truly scuzzy guitar solos and sounds like it could have come off a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion record, one of White's trademark swampy story songs "Roosevelt & Ira Lee (Night of the Moccasin)," and "When You Touch Me," a slight and uninteresting jam. Too bad the whole concert sounds like it was recorded through a wall of steel wool. The vocals are muffled at times; the sound cuts in and out and generally sounds no better than a hastily made bootleg. A couple of the songs ("I Want You" in particular) show White to be a dynamic performer with a lot more guts than one might imagine.

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Repost, New Rip]  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 20, 2015
Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Repost, New Rip]

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 140 Mb
Genre: Swamp Rock, Blues Rock, R&B | Label: Swamp Records | # 7708343-2 | Time: 00:51:46

Revered as one of the originators of swamp rock, Tony Joe White has recast a number of his classic songs on Deep Cuts, proving that time has no jurisdiction over funky. His signature groove, starting from his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie," is what he uses to paint a vivid picture of the world he experienced growing up, where poverty provided unity between otherwise divided races and bad-news women were sometimes too good to pass up. Tony Joe cut the tracks with his son Jody providing a rich palette of beats and loops, utilizing both digital and live drums, strings, organs, and the unmistakable timbre of his guitar. White's time-worn baritone is positively haunting, like a restless spirit conjured by the funk that was always the core of his music.

Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)  

Posted by Designol at July 28, 2015
Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)

Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 131 Mb
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Rock, Blues | Label: Remark Records | # 511 386-2 | Time: 00:57:59

You'll recognise the wonderful Steamy Windows (covered by good friend Tina Turner with TJW backing her) but the awesome opening track Tunica Motel which tells of Tony Joe's return to his blues roots sets the stage for the whole album. Tunica Motel has it all - strong hooks and TJW's strong songwriting which starts as a song about getting away from it all, and becomes, gradually, a gut-spilling account. "I'm so tired of fighting with myself…" confesses TJW. Later, when he's contemplating his musical direction, he "sees the ghost of Robert Johnson" and for me the line brings an involunatary tingle down my spine every time I hear it, which is often. Tony Joe is Back! In this album he reintroduces us to his warm Stratocaster blues in gorgeous tracks: Ain't Going Down This Time and You're Gonna Look in Blues. In some ways these marked a new sound that he'd develop on subsequent albums - moving us closer to his use of Spanish guitar.
Joe Satriani - Engines Of Creation (2000/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96Hz]

Joe Satriani - Engines Of Creation (2000/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:37 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Engines of Creation is guitarist Joe Satriani's eighth album that was originally released in 2000. The record peaked at number 90 on the Billboard 200 chart, remaining there for three weeks. This was a different album for Satriani, he backed away from his typical blues/rock sound and decided to venture into the realm of electronic music. "Until We Say Goodbye", the single on Engines of Creation, was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 2001 Grammy Awards.