The Uptown Sound

VA - The Famous Sound of Three Blind Mice Vol. 1-3 (1987-1989) {TBM Records, TBM CD 9001~03, W. Germany}

VA - The Famous Sound of Three Blind Mice Vol. 1-3 (1987-1989) {TBM Records, TBM CD 9001~03, W. Germany}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.22 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 514 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1987-1989 Three Blind Mice | TBM CD 9001~03
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz

During the 70s, the Japanese jazz scene was in an incredibly intense phase - one that had players breaking out of older modes that were often strict copies of American jazz, and working in newer styles that often blended soul, modal, and spiritual jazz with freer-thinking ideas and more Eastern-inspired modes. The result was an incredible batch of music that was probably more strongly recorded by the Three Blind Mice label than any other Japanese imprint - because unlike some of their contemporaries, TBM didn't fill their catalog with work by American players, and often focused exclusively on Japanese artists.
VA - Nothing But A House Party, The Birth Of The Philly Sound 1967-71 (2017)

VA - Nothing But A House Party, The Birth Of The Philly Sound 1967-71 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:05:22 | 202 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk / Label: Kent Soul

For the whole of the 1970s, the Philly Sound was a leading and immediately identifiable component of black American music. A crack team of producers, songwriters and musicians raised worldwide awareness of Philadelphia soul to the level the Motown Sound had enjoyed during the previous decade. Anyone with half an ear for music could spot a Philly soul record by its opening bars, whatever the location of the label on which it appeared. In the same way the Motown Sound really came together after the company started recording almost exclusively in its own premises, the Philly Sound quickly took shape once Joe Tarsia, the former chief engineer at Cameo-Parkway Studios, opened Sigma Sound in 1968.
Various Artists - Ready Steady Go! The Sixties Sound of Motown [2CD] (1998)

Various Artists - Ready Steady Go! The Sixties Sound of Motown [2CD] (1998)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (PNG) | 02:18:29 h. | 862,18 Mb
Label: PolyGram TV (UK) | Cat.# 530 865-2 | Released: 1998

This Double CD includes many Motown hits from the USA and UK from 1961 to 1970. As an introduction to the Motown sound this is a must for any fan of music.

Elsie Bianchi - The Sweetest Sound (Japan Edition) (1965/2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 23, 2018
Elsie Bianchi - The Sweetest Sound (Japan Edition) (1965/2016)

Elsie Bianchi - The Sweetest Sound (Japan Edition) (1965/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 258.24 Mb + 34.15 Mb (Scans) | 45:31
Vocal Jazz | Label: MPS/Victor/Edel - NCS-10128

She was heard for the first time in June 1962 by a small but enthusiastic audience in Seiler's Café Atlantis in Basle: Elsie Bianchi sang and played what some call "bar jazz". It was great entertainment nevertheless and only a few jazz fans missed her performances. Elsie Bianchi learned to play the accordion when she was only five years old, somewhat later she began to play the piano and then she started to sing. One man with a well-trained ear and grand piano, the Villinger boss of SABA, H. G. Brunner-Schwer, offered Elsie Bianchi and her Trio the chance to record a total of 14 numbers in his professional studio in 1965.

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou - The Bariba Sound (2012)  Music

Posted by aasana at Jan. 21, 2018
Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou - The Bariba Sound (2012)

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou - The Bariba Sound (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) & booklet | 1:09:29 | 315 MB
Soul, Funk, African | Label: Analog Africa

Lost sounds are the archives of a forgotten history. The raucously raw, Vodoun-inspired rhythms of Cotonou have confirmed Benin as a mecca of 70s Afro sounds and revived the story of its people, but the unopened vaults housing the country's catacombs of musical riches are endless. With this as our compass, Analog Africa charters its fifth expedition to Benin, traveling far north to delve deeper into the obscured repertoires and tales of the Bariba and Dendi people.
XTC - Oranges & Lemons (1989) {CD+BLU-RAY Ape House The Surround Sound Series APEBD109 rel 2015}

XTC - Oranges & Lemons (1989) {CD+BLU-RAY Ape House The Surround Sound Series APEBD109 rel 2015}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 453 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
BLU-RAY -> 29.0 Gb | 1080p | DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / LPCM 2.0 / 5.1 | 24-96 | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989, 2015 Ape House / Virgin | APEBD109
Rock / New Wave / Alternative / Indie Rock

Oranges & Lemons is the third in a series of remixed and expanded XTC classics. The album has been mixed for 5. 1 Surround Sound from the original multi track studio master tapes by Steven Wilson with input from Andy Partridge and is fully approved by XTC. The CD features a completely new stereo album mix by Steven Wilson. Blu-ray (ALL Region) features a 5. 1 Surround mix in 24bit/96khz mixed from the original multi track tapes available in LPCM and DTS HD MA. Blu-ray features the new stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio. Blu-ray features flat transfer of the original stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio, instrumental versions of all new mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio features two separate sets of demo and work tape sessions showing the evolution of the album and associated recordings, one set of pre-recording rehearsals, promos and id links for radio stations and record companies and a collection of single mixes and XTC's version of Capt. Beefheart's 'Ella Guru'.
VA - Bambara Mystic Soul - The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (2011)

VA - Bambara mystic soul : the raw sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) & front cover, Digital Booklet| 1:19:56 | 437 MB
Afro-funk, Afro-latin | Label: Analog Africa

For its commemorative 10th release, Analog Africa indulges in Burkina Faso, one of the jewels of the Sahel, a harsh and arid strip that straddles the southern Sahara, stretching from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. Formerly known as Haute Volta, Burkina Faso's sound was organized and nurtured during the country's time as part of a vast patchwork making up French colonial West Africa.
XTC - Skylarking (1986) {CD+BLU-RAY Ape Records 30th Anniversary The Surround Sound Series APEBD108 rel 2016}

XTC - Skylarking (1986) {CD+BLU-RAY Ape Records 30th Anniversary The Surround Sound Series APEBD108 rel 2016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 390 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 149 Mb
BLU-RAY -> 23.4 Gb | 1080p | DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / LPCM 2.0 / 5.1 | 24-96 | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 109 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1986, 2016 Ape House / Panegyric | APEBD108
Rock / New Wave / Alternative / Indie Rock

Features a CD + Blu-Ray Audio. For many music fans, this is THE classic XTC album, the one there was most demand for in remixed and 5. 1 surround and one of those for which the tapes, until recently, were thought lost. The album has been mixed for 5. 1 Surround Sound from the original multi-track studio master tapes by Steven Wilson with input from Andy Partridge and is fully approved by XTC. Features a 5. 1 Surround mix in 24-bit / 96-khz mixed from the original multi-track tapes available in LPCM and DTS HD MA. Additional Blu-ray features include: The new stereo album mix in 24-bit / 96-khz LPCM audio. Four additional songs from the album sessions in stereo and 5. 1 mixed by Steven Wilson. The original (uncorrected polarity) stereo album mix hi-res stereo + non-album track. The original (corrected polarity) stereo album mix in hi-res stereo. Instrumental versions (mixed by Steven Wilson) of all new mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
Arthur Lyman - The Exotic Sound Of The Arthur Lyman Group (1991) {DCC Steve Hoffman} **[RE-UP]**

Arthur Lyman - The Exotic Sound Of The Arthur Lyman Group (1991) {DCC Steve Hoffman}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 419 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 177 mb
Genre: pop, tropical, lounge, exotica

The Exotic Sound Of The Arthur Lyman Group is a 1991 CD by Arthur Lyman. Released by DCC, it combines two of his albums on the Hi-Fi label, Taboo and Yellow Bird and was remastered by Steve Hoffman.
XTC - Drums and Wires (1979) {CD+BLU-RAY Ape Records The Surround Sound Series APEBD103 rel 2014}

XTC - Drums and Wires (1979) {CD+BLU-RAY Ape Records The Surround Sound Series APEBD103 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 446 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 156 Mb
BLU-RAY -> 31.0 Gb | 1080p | DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / LPCM 2.0 / 5.1 | 24-96 | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 2014 Ape House / Panegyric | APEBD103
Rock / New Wave / Alternative / Indie Rock

The revolutionary Drums And Wires, from 1979, is the second in a series of expanded XTC album reissues, including 5.1 Surround mixes, new stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes of the original material, along with a wealth of extra audio and visual material. All copies come with an exclusive postcard signed by Andy Partridge (while stocks last). Steven Wilson produced the mixes with the input of founder band member Andy Partridge and the full approval of the band. This cd/blu-ray edition is presented in special packaging with an expanded booklet and sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory.