Masters

Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham and The Sweet Baby Blues Band - Blues and the Boogie Masters (1993)

Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Blues and the Boogie Masters (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Jazz-Blues, Piano Jazz, Swing | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4579 | 01:02:52

The Kansas City swing blues of the Sweet Baby Blues Band is very difficult not to enjoy. Jeannie Cheatham's exuberant vocals (propelled by her forcefully swinging piano) inspire the many soloists on the blues-oriented material, and there is plenty of variety in tempo and feeling to keep this set continually interesting. Among the main soloists are ageless trumpeter Snooky Young, tenorman Rickey Woodard (making his debut on clarinet on two cuts), and guest altoist Hank Crawford, who sits in on four songs.
Albert King / Otis Rush - Door To Door (1969) [Chess Legendary Masters Series, Remastered Reissue 1998]

Albert King / Otis Rush - Door To Door (1969)
Chess Legendary Masters Series, Remastered Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:26
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Chess/Universal | # MCD 09322, 329 322-2

Although Albert King is pictured on the front cover and has the lion's share of tracks on this excellent compilation, six of the fourteen tracks come from Rush's shortlived tenure with the label and are some of his very best. Chronologically, these are his next recordings after the Cobra sides and they carry a lot of the emotional wallop of those tracks, albeit with much loftier production values with much of it recorded in early stereo. Oddly enough, some of the material ("All Your Love," "I'm Satisfied [Keep on Loving Me Baby]") were remakes – albeit great ones – of tunes that Cobra had already released as singles! But Rush's performance of "So Many Roads" (featuring one of the greatest slow blues guitar solos of all time) should not be missed at any cost.

Masters Of Disguise - Alpha / Omega (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 13, 2017
Masters Of Disguise - Alpha / Omega (2017)

Masters Of Disguise - Alpha / Omega (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 436.14 Mb | 54:24 | Scans included
Power / Speed Metal | Country: Germany | Label: Limb Music - LMP 1710-168 CD

Hey look, the weirdest inside joke in all of metal is still going strong. Backstory: Masters of Disguise is a throwback speed metal act living and breathing to pay homage to a particularly obscure band from the 80s called Savage Grace. Who, you ask? Exactly. They were a good band but barely got any traction or notoriety despite a pretty solid outing with 1986s After the Fall From Grace. Now Masters of Disguise (named after Grace‘s debut album) seek to revive their hero’s nonexistent legacy due to some highly tenuous ties to the original singer.

V.A. - Metal Masters (4CD Box Set, 1993)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 13, 2017
V.A. - Metal Masters (4CD Box Set, 1993)

V.A. - Metal Masters (4CD Box Set, 1993)
Rock, Heavy Metal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 612 Mb | Scans 3,80 Mb
Label: Castle Communications

Four discs of key recordings by the most revered Heavy metal of our time. Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic/acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
Jack Walrath & The Masters Of Suspense - Out Of The Tradition (1992) {Muse MCD5403 rec 1990}

Jack Walrath & The Masters Of Suspense - Out Of The Tradition (1992) {Muse MCD5403 rec 1990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 396 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990, 1992 Muse Records | MCD5403
Jazz / Post Bop / Trumpet / Guitar

These elements [i.e. a rather zany sense of homour and an oblique, Monk-like compositional sense, which often makes use of folk and popular elements in a highly original way] are in place again on Out Of The Tradition. Walrath opens "Out Of This World" with a strange North African scale and non-tempered sounds blown on a detached trumpet mouthpiece. There are hints of Coltrane's version in what follows, but they are used as stepping stones, not as a final destination. Walrath has located his playing outside the tradition and is constantly working towards points of departure. That is dramatized in Mingus's "So Long, Eric," on which Coryell and Green play a large part, and it comes across in the cod Bach of "Wake Up And Wash It Off," a pun too complicated to merit unpicking here. Walrath's now regular Pops feature comes on "Cabin In The Sky," one of his best recent performances, and he then drops back into gentler mode for "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You." It's done no harm to doff the cap-and-bells for a while; this is a terrific jazz album.
Level 42 - Classic Level 42: The Universal Masters Collection (1999)

Level 42 - Classic Level 42: The Universal Masters Collection (1999)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 560 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 202 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Pop Rock, New Wave, Synth-pop | Label: Polydor / Universal Music, #:543 411-2 | 01:15:30

Classic Level 42 - 16-track CD album issued as part of Universals Masters Collection series including the all-time classics Something About You Running In The Family and To Be With You Again.

American Masters S31E03 - Edgar Allen Poe Buried Alive  Video

Posted by Tavaz at Nov. 2, 2017
American Masters S31E03 - Edgar Allen Poe Buried Alive

American Masters S31E03 - Edgar Allen Poe Buried Alive
MKV | 1280x720 | h264 @ 1985 kbps | Audio: AC3 Stereo @ 384 kb/s | 1:22:54 | 1.18 GB

Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included Charlie Chaplin, Helen Hayes, pop icon Andy Warhol, singer Billie Holliday and composer-conductor Leonard Bernste…

Folk Masters: A Portrait of America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Nov. 1, 2017
Folk Masters: A Portrait of America

Barry Bergey, "Folk Masters: A Portrait of America"
English | ISBN: 0253032326 | 2017 | EPUB | 264 pages | 57 MB
Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses Who Led the West to Victory in World War II [Audiobook]

Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses Who Led the West to Victory in World War II [Audiobook] by Andrew Roberts
English | December 31, 2011 | ASIN: B006RO6XJA | MP3@128 kbps | 27 hrs 31 mins | 1.47 GB
Narrator: Christian Rodska

A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rime Masters of Tibet  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 31, 2017
A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rime Masters of Tibet

A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rime Masters of Tibet by Holly Gayley
English | October 31st, 2017 | ASIN: B071VRL57W, ISBN: 1614292000 | 289 Pages | EPUB | 2.57 MB

Deepen your meditation with advice on Buddhist practice from celebrated masters of Tibet’s nonsectarian rimé tradition.