The Holmes Brothers

The Holmes Brothers - Simple Truths (2004)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 15, 2017
The Holmes Brothers - Simple Truths (2004)

The Holmes Brothers - Simple Truths (2004)
XLD Rip | FLAC (image) +cue, log, covers - 311 MB | 00:51:05
Blues, Soul Blues | Label: Alligator Records | Release Year: 2004

The return to CD of New York's favorite sons, the Holmes Brothers, is a welcome one. Indeed, while fans know what to expect a killer mélange of soul, blues, gospel, and funk those combinations are always surprising. Sherman and Wendell Holmes and drummer/vocalist Popsy Dixon have opted to work with producer Craig Street (Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henry, Me'Shell NdegéOcello) this time out and enlist a few guests in the guise of pedal steel boss Greg Leisz, bassist David Pilch from the Bill Frisell Band, guitarist Chris Bruce, and the inimitable Patrick Warren on pump organ. The program is one of the most adventurous the band has ever attempted on record, but all of these songs become vehicles for the rootsy, sweet, and deeply emotional Holmes Brothers treatment.

The Holmes Brothers - Righteous: The Essential Collection (2002)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at April 22, 2015
The Holmes Brothers - Righteous: The Essential Collection (2002)

The Holmes Brothers - Righteous: The Essential Collection (2002)
Blues, Gospel | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49 min | 171 MB
Label: Rounder / Umgd | Rel: 2002

The Holmes Brothers are an American musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia. Mixing sounds from blues, soul, gospel, country, and rhythm & blues, they have released twelve studio albums, with three reaching the top 5 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart. They have gained a following by playing regularly at summer folk, blues, gospel, and jazz festivals. They’ve recorded with Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Odetta, Phoebe Snow, Willie Nelson, Freddie Roulette, Rosanne Cash, Levon Helm and Joan Osborne, and have gigged all over the world including performing for President Bill Clinton. They won the Blues Music Award from the Memphis-based Blues Foundation for Band of the Year in 2005 and for the Soul Blues Album of the Year in 2008. USA Today calls The Holmes Brothers’ music "Rootsy R&B, gospel and country. They are glorious, full of soul and surprises." The New Yorker says, “The Holmes Brothers are capable of awesome achievements.” National Public Radio adds, “Their voices are rough enough for a juke joint and smooth enough for church.”
Buddy Guy, The Holmes Brothers, Pinetop Perkins: Mountain Stage - An Evening With ... (2006)

Buddy Guy, The Holmes Brothers, Pinetop Perkins: Mountain Stage - An Evening With … (2006)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 4 597 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 755 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Blues, Jazz | Label: Wienerworld | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 27 Mar 2006 | Runtime: 85 min. | 4,36 GB (DVD5)

Featuring the leading blues man of his time Buddy Guy, the highly regarded gospel tinged Rootsy blues of The Holmes Brothers, and pianist Pinetop Perkins from the classic Muddy Waters band, this DVD should have been an excellent blues primer. In fact, sad to say the project falls short of that mainly because of a seemingly complete absence of editing, meaning that Buddy Guy's set actually starts and finishes on a slow blues, while the Holmes Brothers must surely have delivered something better during their set, which includes a faux pas from guitarist Wendell Holmes on an introductory phrase.

The Holmes Brothers - 8 Albums (1990 - 2007) [Re-Post]  Music

Posted by countryfreak at Oct. 30, 2012
The Holmes Brothers - 8 Albums (1990 - 2007) [Re-Post]

The Holmes Brothers - 8 Albums (1990 - 2007)
8 CD's EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 2.6 GB
Genre: Soul/Blues/R&B | RAR 5% Rec. | FilePost + Rapidshare

The Holmes Brothers - 8 Albums [Re-Up] (1990 - 2007)  Music

Posted by countryfreak at April 12, 2012
The Holmes Brothers - 8 Albums [Re-Up] (1990 - 2007)

The Holmes Brothers - 8 Albums (1990 - 2007)
8 CD's EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 2.6 GB
Genre: Soul/Blues/R&B | RAR 5% Rec. | FilePost + Rapidshare
VA - Crossing Jordan: Music From The NBC Television Series (2003)

VA - Crossing Jordan: Music From The NBC Television Series (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:04:32 | 359 Mb
Folk, Country, Singer-Songwriter, Soundtrack | Label: Columbia Records

Helmed by T-Bone Burnett and Craig Street, the soundtrack to the music-intensive TV crime drama series gets ultra-hip artists to cover songs not necessarily associated with them—all with eerie musical backgrounds that match the program's tone. Unfortunately, the intriguing concept fares better on the small screen than on the big speaker, as artists like Richard Thompson, Lucinda Williams, and Joe Henry, among others, get lost in a uniformly listless production. Exceptions are Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman's original instrumental "Crossing Jordan Themes," the Holmes Brothers' take on Blind Willie Johnson's "You're Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond," and Alison Krauss' tackling of Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home." Series star Jill Hennessy debuts with Tom Waits' "You're Innocent When You Dream" and Bob Dylan's "It's all Over Now, Baby Blue" and acquits herself well enough.

The Barr Brothers - Queens of the Breakers (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 12, 2017
The Barr Brothers - Queens of the Breakers (2017)

The Barr Brothers - Queens of the Breakers (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:57 | 117 Mb
Folk Rock, Indie Rock | Label: Secret City Records Inc.

The Barr Brothers gave us a surprise outtakes EP with Alta Falls back in 2015, but the Montreal outfit are finally ready to deliver a proper full-length follow-up to 2014's Sleeping Operator. Titled Queens of the Breakers, the new LP is out October 13 via Secret City.

The Brecker Brothers - Out Of The Loop (1994) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 1, 2016
The Brecker Brothers - Out Of The Loop (1994) {GRP}

The Brecker Brothers - Out Of The Loop (1994) {GRP}
EAC 0.95b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 325MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

On Out of the Loop, Randy and Michael Brecker stepped up to the plate with their second long-player of the '90s, 20 years after their first foray into the jazz-funk-fusion realm. The album is surprisingly strong, and any fears of a paint-by-numbers attempt to cash in on past glories are quickly dispelled with the opening "Slang," which is reminiscent of Amandla-era Miles. Here, as throughout the disc, Michael's sax solo burns with abandon, while brother Randy's trumpet glides across a tastefully smooth and melodic terrain.

VA - Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones (1997)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 21, 2014
VA - Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones (1997)

VA - Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
House Of Blues, 51416 13152 | ~ 402 or 404 or 157 Mb | Scans Included
Blues / Blues Rock

The idea behind Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones is such a simple, appealing one that it's a wonder that the record wasn't made before 1997. The Stones never made any secret of their debt to the blues, so it makes sense that their songs would sound good when performed by blues and R&B artists…

Randy Brecker - The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 27, 2013
Randy Brecker - The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013)

Randy Brecker - The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 67:25 min | 155 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Piloo Records

Though saxophonist Michael Brecker passed away in 2007, his brother, trumpeter Randy Brecker, keeps the jazz-funk fusion of the Brecker Brothers alive with the Brecker Brothers Reunion Band. While not a strict reunion of the original ensemble, the band does feature many of the players who have performed with the Brecker Brothers over the years, such as guitarist Mike Stern, drummer Dave Weckl, and keyboardist George Whitty, as well as new members including Italian saxophonist Ada Rovatti (Brecker's wife), and keyboardist Oli Rockberger.