Rare Prelude

Augusta McKay Lodge - Beyond Bach & Vivaldi: Rare Unaccompanied Works for the Baroque Violin (2018)

Augusta McKay Lodge - Beyond Bach & Vivaldi: Rare Unaccompanied Works for the Baroque Violin (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:08:21 | 330 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Though Bach’s set of six Sonatas and Partitas represents the pinnacle of writing for the solo violin, the Baroque repertoire was rich in compositions for the unaccompanied violin, much of which remains little explored. On this recording Augusta McKay Lodge, hailed as ‘the real thing, a true virtuoso’ (Seen and Heard), explores masters of the genre such as Biber, Locatelli and Pisendel but delves deeper to include the impassioned works of Nicola Matteis, the Franco-Italian warmth of Thomas Baltzar and a series of other long-overshadowed works by their contemporaries.
Deodato - Prelude & Deodato 2 (1972/1973) [Reissue 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Deodato - Prelude / Deodato 2 (1972/1973) [Reissue 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:46 minutes | Basic Scans included | 3,12 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 67:12 | Basic Scans incl. | 1,4 GB
2LP on 1SACD Reissue 2017 | Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Vocalion # CDSML 8532

Produced by Creed Taylor and Rudy Van Gelder, ace arranger Deodato’s huge-selling 1972 debut solo album Prelude - which is here reissued back to back with Deodato 2 on an enhanced CD which features the rare quadrophonic mixes previously only available on 8 track - remains one of if not the key release in the CTI catalogue which unforgettably stirs into life with the stately Schifrin-esque jazz rock reworking of ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ which scored a 45 hit in both Europe and the US. Previously an arranger for Luiz Bonfa, Marcos Valle and Astrud Gilberto, surrounded here by a veritable ‘A’ list of session players including Hubert Laws, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Airto Moreira and Billy Cobham, Prelude which comes bathed in the warm glow of the Fender Rhodes arrived as Deodato’s platinum coated international calling card by virtue of its phenomenal success.
Prelude to Berlin: The Red Army's Offensive Operations in Poland and Eastern Germany, 1945

Richard W. Harrison, "Prelude to Berlin: The Red Army's Offensive Operations in Poland and Eastern Germany, 1945"
ISBN: 1910777161 | 2016 | EPUB | 636 pages | 29 MB
Lonnie Smith - Live At Club Mozambique (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series 31880 rel 1995}

Lonnie Smith - Live At Club Mozambique (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series 31880 rel 1995}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 458 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 123 Mb | 5% repair rar | Blue Note Rare Groove Series
© 1970, 1995 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 31880 2 4
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Boogaloo / Organ

Recorded on May 21, 1970, at Detroit's Club Mozambique, this was shelved and remained unreleased until it was retrieved for CD issue in 1995. It's odd that Blue Note decided to sit on it for so long, because it ranks as one of Lonnie's better sets. The band, featuring George Benson on guitar, is relaxed and funky without being in your face about it, and unlike much soul-jazz of the time, most of the material is original, Smith having penned six of the eight numbers. Although the riffs often owe a lot to James Brown, this is definitely at least as much jazz as soul, with Lonnie taking a rare vocal turn on "Peace of Mind."

The Yardbirds - 1966 (Live & Rare) (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 18, 2018
The Yardbirds - 1966 (Live & Rare) (2018)

The Yardbirds - 1966 (Live & Rare) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 184 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 87 Mb | 00:37:16
Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Repertoire Records

1966 was an exciting year for The Yardbirds, when the group was pulsing with ideas and energy.With singer and harmonica player Keith Relf at the helm and Jeff Beck providing guitar wizardry at his side, the group were on fire. They had released seminal studio album The Yardbirds, better known as Roger The Engineer, that featured Jeff on songs like Over, Under, Sideways, Down . However, it was on the road that the group, with Chris Dreja on bass and Jim McCarty on drums, really came alive. We hear them in action on the many dynamic live performances presented on this superb vinyl LP, storming into classics like Train Kept A Rollin and Shapes of Things to screams of applause. There are also fascinating oddities like American radio Commercials, as well as the A and B sides of singles and even Stroll On from the soundtrack of the famed Sixties movie Blow-Up. Here is a feast of Yardbirds in flight,that will delight collectors and fans alike.
Gene Harris And The Three Sounds - Live At The 'It Club' (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove CDP 7243 8 35338 2 4 rel 1996}

Gene Harris And The Three Sounds - Live At The 'It Club' (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove CDP 7243 8 35338 2 4 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 341 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 134 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 1996 Blue Note / Capitol | Rare Groove Series | CDP 7243 8 35338 2 4
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Piano Trio

Recorded in 1970 but not released until 1996, Live At the "It Club" shows the Three Sounds pulling out funky, gritty rhythms out of their basic bluesy hard-bop sound. The group's funky influences are most noticeable in the rhythm section of drummer Carl Burnette and bassist Henry Franklin, who had been playing with Harris for only a short time when this set was recorded. The rhythm section pushes Harris, making the music loose and swinging – the groove matters more than anything on the album. Occasionally, the energy of the Three Sounds lags, but Live at the "It Club" is an enjoyable piece of grooving soul-jazz.

Rare Earth - Ma (1973) [1994, Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at May 15, 2018
Rare Earth - Ma (1973) [1994, Reissue]

Rare Earth - Ma (1973) [1994, Reissue]
Rock, Soul/Funk, Psychedelic | EAC Rip | WavPack, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:42 Min. | 241,29 Mb
Label: Motown/Polygram International (Germany) | Cat.# 530 279-2 | Released: 1994 (1973)

"Ma" is Rare Earth's most satisfying LP, a great effort capped off by Norman Whitfield writing and producing all five songs. "Ma," the title track, had been done by the Temptations and the Undisputed Truth, but nobody rocked like Rare Earth; they jam for 17:17 on the funkiest mama song ever. "Hum Along and Dance" first appeared on the Temptations' Psychedelic Shack; Rare Earth gives the groover an update, with a rolling organ to set it off. A haunting arrangement of "Smiling Faces Sometimes" will make you shiver, and things don't get much more sensual than the soft and lush "Come with Me."
Rare Earth - Back To Earth (1975) & Rare Earth (1977) [2007, Reissue]

Rare Earth - Back To Earth (1975) & Rare Earth (1977) [2007, Reissue]
Rock, Prog Rock, Soul, Fusion | EAC Rip | WavPack, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 71:49 Min. | 505,60 Mb
Label: Lake Eerie Records (USA) | Cat.# LER 43011 | Released: 2007-01-15 (1975/1977)

Two Classic Albums from Detroit Soul/Prog Rock Rockers on One CD. Originally Released in 1975 and 1977.

Rare Earth - Live In Chicago (1974) [2014, Remastered]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at May 14, 2018
Rare Earth - Live In Chicago (1974) [2014, Remastered]

Rare Earth - Live In Chicago (1974) [2014, Remastered]
Rock, Blues, Soul, Psychedelic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 68:50 Min. | 529,62 Mb
Label: Culture Factory (USA) | Cat.# CFU01063 | Released: 2014-11-18 (Rec. 1974)

A previously unreleased rarity, this live concert was recorded at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago in 1974 when Rare Earth was in its prime. They thrill the crowd with extended versions of their hits like (I Know) I'm Losing You and Get Ready. Digitally remastered from the original concert audio, this edition comes housed in a mini LP jacket and paper sleeve, a virtual replica of a contemporary LP album release, if there had been one.

Rare Earth - Dreams/Answers (1968) [2017, Remastered Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at May 14, 2018
Rare Earth - Dreams/Answers (1968) [2017, Remastered Reissue]

Rare Earth - Dreams/Answers (1968) [2017, Remastered Reissue]
Rock, Blues, Soul, Psychedelic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 34:13 Min. | 279,87 Mb
Label: Verve Records/Culture Factory (USA) | Cat.# CFU01018 | Released: 2017-05-02 (1968)

Limited digitally remastered vinyl replica edition of this CD housed in a mini LP sleeve with obi strip including mini LP artwork that replicates original outer jacket and inner sleeve. Dreams/Answers was Rare Earth's 1968 debut album. The first white band on Motown (who created the Rare Earth imprint for them) recorded this 1968 Verve LP before those successful years. Their debut LP features their take on "Get Ready" (which would become their breakthrough smash for Motown two years later) plus "New Rochelle," "Morning," "Searchin'," "Stop/Where Did Our Love Go" and more Rare Earth rock 'n' soul!