The Uptown Sound

Frank Minion - The Forward Sound (1958) {Bethlehem Japan CDSOL-6053 rel 2013}

Frank Minion - The Forward Sound (1958) {Bethlehem Japan CDSOL-6053 rel 2013}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 103 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 2013 Solid Records Japan / Bethlehem Records | CDSOL-6053
Jazz / Bop / Vocal Jazz

Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description and lyrics. One of the few albums ever issued by vocalist Frank Minion – an ultra-hip singer that we'd rank right up there as one of our favorites ever! Although the cover bears a 1970 date, the album was recorded in the late 50s – and date reference is a great indication of the forward-thinking approach that Frank brings to his vocals! Minion works with echoes of some of his hippest contemporaries – particularly Oscar Brown and Eddie Jefferson – but he's also got a voice that's really individual, too – a lighter and fluid, especially when he hits some horn-like inflections – spurred on by the hip small combo of the backings. There appears to be a bit of crossover with Frank's other Bethlehem record, but we're not sure.
Simon Dupree And The Big Sound - Part Of My Past [Recorded 1966-1969] (2004)

Simon Dupree And The Big Sound - Part Of My Past [Recorded 1966-1969] (2004)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 879 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 356 MB | Covers - 73 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI (7243 593727 2 3)

This is an amazing CD reissue, three times over - for psychedelic music buffs, British R&B and soul enthusiasts, and fans of the progressive rock band Gentle Giant (which evolved out of Simon Dupree & the Big Sound). And it's also incredibly long overdue. Best-known for their Oriental ersatz pop-psychedelic classic "Kites," Simon Dupree & the Big Sound actually started out as a blues and R&B-based outfit, not too different from the Spencer Davis Group. This double-CD set covers their complete EMI output, most of which has never been reissued, and almost all of which is very impressive (and even manages to intersect obliquely with Apple Records' orbit)…

VA - The Westbound Sound Of Detroit (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 24, 2018
VA - The Westbound Sound Of Detroit (2018)

VA - The Westbound Sound Of Detroit (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:46 | 175 Mb
Genre: Soul, RnB, Funk, Blues / Label: Ace Records

Ace Records Presents The Westbound Sound Of Detroit contains the defining tracks of the decade and features some of the biggest hits from artists including Unique Blend, The Superlatives, A.C. Tilmon & The Detroit Emeralds, The fantastic four and many more.

Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 21, 2018
Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound

Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound by Andrea Swensson
English | October 10, 2017 | ISBN: 0816632332, ASIN: B072DYXP8B | AZW3 | 216 pages | 4.6 MB
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'.