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Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)  Music

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 Sample & Lalah Hathaway - The Song Lives On (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 23, 2018
Joe Sample & Lalah Hathaway - The Song Lives On (1999)

Joe Sample & Lalah Hathaway - The Song Lives On (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:40
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Adult Contemporary R&B, Soul | Label: PRA | # PRA-60701-2

The daughter of the popular late R&B singer Donny, husky voiced Lalah Hathaway is the perfect foil for Joe Sample's compelling notion that The Song Lives On. Finding a happy medium between the graceful straight-ahead jazz trio vibe of his Invitation album and the plucky pop energy of Spellbound, Sample provides Hathaway on seven of the 11 tunes with a showcase for her sultry approach.His and Bill Shnee's production approach is generally sparse, not much more than piano and bass, enhanced on occasion by Fender Rhodes and the occasional smoky input of Kirk Whalum. Sample doesn't seem to mind playing second fiddle most of the time, his trademark mix of dark chords and dancing, optimistic improvisations forming harmony lines behind her; often, though, his itchiness to step higher into the mix comes clear and he breaks into extended upbeat improvisations. On a cover of his Crusaders hit "Street Life," Hathaway turns the title into a mantra and Sample echoes her sentiments with sharp, percussive reiterations of the song's main melody. Then Hathaway stops and Michael Thompson steps in with some edgy electric guitar lines.
Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live (2018) [Blu-ray 1080p & BDRip 720p]

Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live (2018)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 12616 kbps, 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM/ 2.0, 48 kHz, 2304 kbps, 24-bit / DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 4723 kbps, 24-bit
BDRip: MKV, AVC, 1280x720 (16:9), 23.976 fps, 4 100 Kbps
DTS, 48.0 KHz, 6 ch, 1 510 Kbps / FLAC, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch, 1 657 kbps
Blues Rock | 01:44:23 | ~ 20.01 or 5.69 Gb

On British Blues Explosion Live, Joe Bonamassa pays homage to legendary British guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page with his stunning performance of their blues-rock classics. Recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in London in July, 2016…
Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien (1987/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96Hz] RE-UP

Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:41 minutes | 915 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Surfing with the Alien" is Joe Satriani's second album and one of his most successful albums to date. Originally released in 1987, it peaked at #29 on the Billboard 200 chart and stayed on the chart for 75 weeks. The album was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Best Pop Instrumental Performance Grammy awards in 1989, and was certified platinum in February 1992, Satriani's only release to do so. Remastered by John Cuniberti, analog mixes are 30ips 1/2" tape, transferred and mastered to digital at 96/24.

Joe Bonamassa - Albums Collection 2000-2014 (18CD) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 24, 2018
Joe Bonamassa - Albums Collection 2000-2014 (18CD) [Re-Up]

Joe Bonamassa - Albums Collection 2000-2014 (18CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.53 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.3 Gb | Complete Scans ~ 2.3 Gb
Blues Rock, Hard Rock, American Trad Rock, Modern Electric Blues | Time: 16:59:32

Collection includes 11 studio albums and 4 live albums by American blues-rock guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa.
Joe Satriani - Not Of This Earth (1986/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96Hz] RE-UP

Joe Satriani - Not Of This Earth (1986/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:39 minutes | 889 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Not of This Earth is the debut studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani. When Joe Satriani released "Not of This Earth", he stated that his goal was "to make a 'guitar-record- that would be enjoyed by all; not just a 'guitar-chops-record' but one with real music on it". Remastered by John Cuniberti, analog mixes are 30ips 1/2" tape, transferred and mastered to digital at 96/24.
Joe Bourne - Upbeat and Sweet: Jazz Infused Classic Rock & Pop Songs (2017)

Joe Bourne - Upbeat and Sweet: Jazz Infused Classic Rock & Pop Songs (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 321.79 Mb | 49:59 | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Summit Records - SMT 688

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. But Bourne accomplishes it with swinging, rocking and sometimes sambaing arrangements by bassist and producer Mike Levy.
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Roadhouse Research (2003) [Re-Up]

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Roadhouse Research (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5080 | 00:47:16

If the 10 years these Texas guitarists have spent as a team exploring the world bar by bar has been "research," what they've learned is how to please a crowd. The formula's simple: no-frills songs about women and working for a livin', set to meat-and-potatoes arrangements that leave plenty of room for their guitars to roam. Kubek's six-string snarls the loudest, hitting Albert Collins-style sustains and grinding out beefy chords. King skirts around the fringes with his sweet-toned, jazz-informed fills or works at groove-level, anchoring things with his basic, chopping, R&B-style chording. King's vocals are really his trump card. They're smooth and slinky when he's romancing in "Make It Right" or gravelly as Kubek's fluid guitar when he's a driven man in numbers like "Runnin' Blind." The album ends with the kind of guitar grand finale that sets a crowd on fire just after last call. The tune, "Standing in My Door," lets both six-stringers sting.

Brother Joe May - Thunderbolt Of The Middle West (1992)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 26, 2017
Brother Joe May - Thunderbolt Of The Middle West (1992)

Brother Joe May - Thunderbolt Of The Middle West (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:12:12 | 188 Mb
Gospel, Soul | Label: Specialty Records, Ace Records

Brother Joe May was the male counterpart to Mahalia Jackson, a full-voiced tenor of amazing range and power. Although he recorded prolifically for the Nashboro label for the bulk of his career, this 27-track collection brings together his earliest recordings for the Specialty label. Although many of these tracks feature him working with the Sallie Martin Singers, Sister Wynona Carr, the Pilgrim Travelers, and his daughter Annette May, the real star of the show is Brother Joe, whose voice simply soars no matter what the surroundings.
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 | Rls.date: 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.