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Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep (2010)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 8, 2017
Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep (2010)

Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep (2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Nonesuch Records, 7559-79803-9 | ~ 599 or 253 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 29 Mb
Celtic, Bluegrass, Romani, Folk

Throughout her career, Natalie Merchant has thrived on exceeding only her own expectations. Her last album, 2003’s The House Carpenter’s Daughter, rooted in American and British Isles folk traditions, was a stepping stone toward Leave Your Sleep. Where the former's songs were made of originals and covers, the latter marries them in sung poetry and original music from various traditions…

Natalie Merchant - The House Carpenter's Daughter (2003)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 6, 2017
Natalie Merchant - The House Carpenter's Daughter (2003)

Natalie Merchant - The House Carpenter's Daughter (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Myth America Records MA-1026 | ~ 296 or 122 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 7.40 Mb
Country, Field Recording, Folk

Striving to preserve the kinds of songs that "teach us about what we know in our hearts," Natalie Merchant presents here 11 songs of traditional and contemporary folk music. Merchant's handpicked song choices run the gamut of the 20th century, with seven traditional tunes and four covers…

Natalie Merchant - Natalie Merchant (2014) {Nonesuch 541042-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 3, 2017
Natalie Merchant - Natalie Merchant (2014) {Nonesuch 541042-2}

Natalie Merchant - Natalie Merchant (2014) {Nonesuch 541042-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 269 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 115 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 49 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Nonesuch Records / Big City Sister / Warner | 541042-2
Rock / Adult Alternative Rock / Alternative / Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Natalie Merchant is marketed as the successor to 2001's Motherland, suggesting it's Merchant's first album since, but that isn't strictly true. She independently released a collection of folk covers called The House Carpenter's Daughter in 2003 and, most notably, the ambitious double-disc neo-children's album Leave Your Sleep in 2010 – distinctive work both but she hasn't dedicated herself fully to original material in 13 years, so Natalie Merchant is indeed noteworthy. Feeling neither pent-up nor fussy, the eponymous album is handsome, deliberate, and familiar; she's not picking up where she left off, she's merely resuming her career, not acting like any time or fashion has passed in her absence.

Natalie Merchant - Motherland (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 1, 2017
Natalie Merchant - Motherland (2001)

Natalie Merchant - Motherland (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:20
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Elektra | # 62721-2

Teaming up with T-Bone Burnett was a good, healthy move for Natalie Merchant. She had begun to sink into vaguely tuneless singer/songwriterisms with her second solo album, Ophelia, and the sag in artistic quality was notable – which may have been why she bought time with a live album in 1999. Burnett helps restore some musical backbone to her music on Motherland, even if the record is hardly a gritty affair (apart from Merchant's voice, which seems to have deepened and grown tougher since the last time out). Still, there's some character within the sound – atmospheric, blues post-folk-rock, music that breathes – not nearly as precious as Tigerlily or any of the 10,000 Maniacs' records, for that matter, while retaining Merchant's signature sound. Upon first listen, none of the songs announce themselves, yet it all sticks together, and repeated plays reveal Motherland as a subtle grower that will satisfy her large cult.
The United States Merchant Marine in World War I : Ships, Crews, Shipbuilders and Operators

The United States Merchant Marine in World War I :
Ships, Crews, Shipbuilders and Operators

by Greg H. Williams
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1476667039 | 472 Pages | PDF | 8.3 MB

The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlenMiler at Oct. 13, 2017
The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943

The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943 by Richard Woodman
English | 6 July 2011 | ISBN: 0719564034, 1848844158 | ASIN: B00ONZQ732 | 800 Pages | AZW3 | 2.74 MB

The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Oct. 4, 2017
The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City

Iris Origo, "The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City"
ISBN: 0241293928 | 2017 | EPUB | 406 pages | 626.49 KB

Francesco di Marco Datini, the 14th-century Tuscan merchant who forms the subject of Iris Origo's study, has now probably become the most intimately accessible figure of the later Middle Ages. In 1870 the whole astonishing cache, containing some 150,000 letters and great numbers of business documents, came to light. Iris Origo drew on this material to paint, in detail, a picture of Italian domestic life on the eve of the Renaissance. The book is rightly celebrated as one of the most engrossing of all modern books on Italian life and history.

Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily (1995)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 2, 2017
Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily (1995)

Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily (1995)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Elektra, 7559-61745-2 | ~ 280 or 126 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 13 Mb
Folk-Rock, Pop-Rock

Tigerlily, Natalie Merchant's first solo record, does sound different than 10,000 Maniacs. Instead of relying strictly on jangly folk-rock, Merchant continues opening her music up as she did on Our Time in Eden, her last album with the Maniacs…

Jimmy McGriff - Fly Dude (1972) {Groove Merchant GM-509 rel 2006}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 20, 2017
Jimmy McGriff - Fly Dude (1972) {Groove Merchant GM-509 rel 2006}

Jimmy McGriff - Fly Dude (1972) {Groove Merchant GM-509 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2006 Groove Merchant | GM-509
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ

Soul-jazz and Hammond B3 pioneer Jimmy McGriff made the Groove Merchant record label his home base for the better part of the 1970s, releasing the often overlooked Fly Dude in 1972. This is McGriff at his most varied. Working with Ronald Arnold on tenor saxophone, George Freeman and John Thomas on guitars, and Marion Booker Jr. on drums, McGriff tackles a Jimmy Smith tune ("Jumping the Blues"), a Memphis Slim classic ("Everyday I Have the Blues"), and a bop touchstone by sax great Charlie Parker ("Yardbird Suite").

Tommy Chase - Groove Merchant (1987) {Stiff Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 19, 2017
Tommy Chase - Groove Merchant (1987) {Stiff Records}

Tommy Chase - Groove Merchant (1987) {Stiff Records}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 260MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

This late 1980’s album is a gem. 40 year old Tommy Chase was an experienced bandleader who worked with younger musicians and harnessed their energies to create an outfit who were at the forefront of the 80’s resurgence in modern jazz. They played hard bop to a younger audience who were only too ready to respond on the dance floor. Sadly, even by the time this came out, many of the great modern jazz originators had died, were no longer active or had moved on to play in different styles, but at least Tommy and co were there for us.