Saturday, March 31, 2018

The McGuire Sisters - The One & Only McGuire Sisters (2017)


Pop, Vocal | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 371 Mb

This is Jasmine's third visit to the career of the ever wonderful McGuire Sisters. Features the 3 original LPs, His and Hers, Just For Old Times Sake and Songs Everybody Knows lovingly remastered plus a superb selection of singles the girls released in the 1950s up until their Coral contract ended in 1962. As far as we're aware at the time of release none of these singles have appeared on CD until now. Filled to the gunnels with fabulous tracks including their last major hit 'Just For Old Times Sake' plus rare and lesser known tracks such as 'Kiss Me And Kill Me With Love', 'If It's A Dream', 'Young And Foolish' and more. The Sisters vocal harmonies are truly amazing and this is an absolute must for fans of The McGuire Sisters and classic vocal groups of yesteryear alike.



CD 1, 1. Kiss Me and Kill Me with Love (2:48), 2. If It's a Dream (2:07), 3. Young and Foolish (2:34), 4. Red River Valley (2:37), 5. Some of These Days (2:21), 6. Compromise (2:15), 7. Have a Nice Weekend (2:39), 8. Livin' Dangerously (2:15), 9. Lover's Lullaby (2:30), 10. The Need for Love From "The Unforgiven" (2:51), 11. Give Thanks (3:04), 12. Nine O'Clock (2:12), 13. The Last Dance (3:01), 14. I Don't Know Why (2:25), 15. To Be Loved (2:22), 16. Really Neat (2:43), 17. Tears on My Pillow (2:54), 18. Will There Be Space in a Space Ship (1:53), 19. Just Because (2:18), 20. I Do, Di Do, I Do (2:47), 21. I Can Dream Can't I (2:22), 22. Oh How I Miss You Tonight (2:43), 23. Sugartime Twist (2:15), 24. More Hearts Are Broken That Way (2:46), 25. His and Hers (2:05), 26. I Love You Truly (2:51), 27. Always (2:38), 28. Anniversary Song (3:02), 29. Blue Room (3:02), 30. Forever Isn't Long Enough (2:59)

CD 2, 1. I Love You (2:57), 2. True Love (2:25), 3. Makin' Whoopee (3:37), 4. Love and Marriage (2:18), 5. This Day (2:45), 6. Shuffle off to Buffalo (2:34), 7. Just for Old Times Sake (2:47), 8. Chances Are (2:22), 9. Birth of the Blues (2:00), 10. I'll Be Seeing You (2:58), 11. Goody, Goody (2:01), 12. Mood Indigo (2:59), 13. Pennies from Heaven (1:55), 14. Teach Me Tonight (3:02), 15. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo (2:36), 16. Wouldn't It Be Loverly (2:09), 17. Twilight Time (2:17), 18. Bye, Bye Blackbird (2:08), 19. Mama's Gone Goodbye (2:17), 20. Make Someone Happy (2:52), 21. Little Things Mean a Lot (3:01), 22. My Love, My Love (2:42), 23. You're Driving Me Crazy (2:28), 24. If Love Is Good to Me (2:40), 25. Old Devil Moon (2:52), 26. Answer Me, My Love (2:21), 27. White Rose (2:22), 28. I Really Don't Want to Know (2:36), 29. The Breeze (2:08), 30. Goodbye (3:04)


VA - Lookin' For Boys! ~ Girl Pop & Girl Group Gems In Stereo 1962-1967 (2017)


Pop | FLAC | 517 Mb

1. The Pin-Ups - Lookin' For Boys (stereo) (2:28)
2. Lesley Gore - It's My Party (alt. vocal) (stereo) (2:20)
3. Marlina Mars - Build The Valley Up (stereo) (2:29)
4. The Elektras (Baby Jane & The Rockabyes) - All I Want To Do Is Run (stereo) (2:48)
5. Yvonne Carroll - Mr. Loveman (stereo) (2:45)
6. Tawny Von - Don't Say It Never Was (alt. vocal) (stereo) (2:28)
7. The Penny Sisters - Ding Dong (mono) (2:28)
8. Patty Lace & The Petticoats - Girls Don't Trust That Boy (stereo) (2:15)
9. Dawn - I Can't Get Him Out Of My Mind (alt. vocal) (stereo) (2:15)
10. Diane Christian - Wonderful Guy (alt. vocal) (stereo) (2:58)
11. Marlina Mars - Johnny's Heart (stereo) (2:10)
12. Marcie Blane - What Does A Girl Do (stereo) (2:22)
13. Kenni Woods - That Guy Is Mine (alt. vocal) (stereo) (2:30)
14. The Chic-Lets - I Want You To Be My Boyfriend (stereo) (2:15)
15. Bessie Banks - It Sounds Like My Baby (stereo) (3:07)
16. The Dixie Cups - Wrong Direction (stereo) (2:11)
17. Judy Wasenda - The Power Of Love (stereo) (2:05)
18. Anita Bryant - It's Not The Way It Used To Be (stereo) (1:48)
19. Debra Swisher - You're So Good To Me (stereo) (2:25)
20. Sherry Denning - Don't Push Me Too Far (stereo) (2:57)
21. Sandy Selsie - Gonna Get Some Records (stereo) (2:11)
22. Marlina Mars - I Thought I Knew Me (stereo) (2:33)
23. Donna Lynn - There Goes The Boy I Love With Mary (stereo) (2:22)
24. The Elektras (Baby Jane & The Rockabyes) - It Ain't As Easy As That (stereo) (2:31)
25. Tawny Von - 'Cause I Love Him (stereo) (2:29)
26. Unknown Artist - Wonderful Mood (stereo) (2:30)
27. The Penny Sisters - You're Nothing But A Boy (mono) (1:33)
28. Patty Lace & The Petticoats - A New Boy (stereo) (2:25)
29. Yvonne Carroll - Laugh Or Cry (stereo) (3:02)
30. Pixie - I'm Dying To Give My Love To You (mono) (2:39)
31. Marlina Mars - The Correct Form (stereo) (2:22)
32. The Exciters - Tell Him (alt) (stereo) (2:46)

Focus - The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music ~ A&B Sides And More (2015)


Pop, Rock | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 369 Mb

CD 1, 1. The Shrine Of God (Ramses Shaffy) (3:42), 2. Watch The Ugly People (Ramses Shaffy) (2:22), 3. Why Dream (4:01), 4. Happy Nightmare [Mescaline] (4:00), 5. House Of The King (2:54), 6. Focus [Vocal] (2:46), 7. Hocus Pocus (3:30), 8. Janis (3:08), 9. Sylvia (3:35), 10. Love Remembered (2:51), 11. Tommy (3:29), 12. Focus II (4:07), 13. Harem Scarem (5:53), 14. Early Birth (2:57), 15. P's March (4:51), 16. Focus V (3:04), 17. Eddy (Con Proby) (5:56), 18. Sneezing Bull (Con Proby) (4:28), 19. Anonymous (6:37), 20. Black Beauty (3:09), 21. Le Clochard (2:00)

CD 2, 1. Eruption (23:04), 2. Focus III (6:10), 3. Answers Questions Questions Answers (11:30), 4. Hamburger Concerto (20:20), 5. Focus IV (4:03), 6. Mother Focus (3:09), 7. Glider (4:42), 8. Crackers (2:45), 9. Hocus Pocus [U.S. Version] (3:26)

Jimmie Rodgers - Recordings 1927-1933 ~ All The Classic Material From One Of America's Greats (2002)


Country, Folk | Mp3 320 kbps | 5 CD | 830 Mb

Born in September 1897, son of a railroad maintenance boss, Jimmie Rodgers was interested in little but music. He disliked school and struggled to hold down a regular job. By 1920, a failed marriage behind him, Jimmie married Carrie Williamson, in spite of her parents' opposition. In 1925 Jimmie was diagnosed with TB. He concentrated on music which he augmented with irregular railroad work. 1927 found Jimmie, Carrie and their daughter family boarding with Carrie's parents. Work and Jimmie's strength were waning. Seeking a job, Jimmie visited Asheville, NC. Finding no work, he stuck in town, hanging out with local musicians. He started to perform unpaid on local radio which led to live gigs. By mid 1927, Jimmie and his band had a residency at a local resort. Enter Ralph Peer. Peer toured the south for the Victor label on 'field recording' trips. Jimmie and his band attended a Peer session in Bristol, Tennessee. Jimmie fell out with the band, so he cut two sides solo - Sleep, Baby Sleep and The Soldier's Sweetheart. Sales of the resulting record were said to be fair. To get the facts, Jimmie chased Peer to New York. A session at Victor's Camden Studios resulted. T For Texas (known as Blue Yodel) and Away Out On The Mountain sold at least half a million. The next session, in February 1928, featured two sidemen who had run into Rodgers by chance. In The Jailhouse Now and Blue Yodel #2 were among eight songs - two co-written by one of the pick-up players. By the end of 1928, Jimmie was headlining a package touring through the southern states and was rich. His success continued. During the next few years, as revealed here, he had many more hits and recorded, incredibly, with Louis Armstrong. Success was marred only by his need to tour incessantly, making his failing health even worse.By his last recording in 1933, he was almost too weak to stand. He died two days later.At the time of his death, his sales were 10% of Victor's total.



CD 1, 1. The Soldier's Sweetheart (3:07), 2. Sleep, Baby, Sleep (3:02), 3. Ben Dewberry's Final Run (3:27), 4. Mother Was a Lady (3:22), 5. T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1) (3:26), 6. Away Out on the Mountain (3:19), 7. Dear Old Sunny South by the Sea (2:46), 8. Treasures Untold (3:06), 9. Brakeman's Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away) (3:11), 10. The Sailor's Plea (3:04), 11. In the Jailhouse Now (3:20), 12. My Lovin' Gal Lucille [Blue Yodel No. 2] (3:19), 13. Memphis Yodel (3:32), 14. Evening Sun Yodel [Blue Yodel No. 3] (3:13), 15. My Old Pal (3:05), 16. My Little Old Home Down in New Orleans (3:03), 17. You and My Old Guitar (3:00), 18. Daddy and Home (2:57), 19. My Little Lady (3:05), 20. Lullaby Yodel (3:12), 21. Never No Mo' Blues (2:42), 22. My Carolina Sunshine Girl (2:59), 23. California Blues [Blue Yodel No. 4] (3:02)

CD 2, 1. Waiting for a Train (2:46), 2. I'm Lonely and Blue (3:07), 3. Desert Blues (2:46), 4. Any Old Time (2:47), 5. Blue Yodel, No. 5 (2:33), 6. High Powered Mama (2:58), 7. I'm Sorry We Met (2:20), 8. Everybody Does It in Hawaii (2:51), 9. Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues (2:53), 10. Train Whistle Blues (2:59), 11. Jimmie's Texas Blues (2:49), 12. Frankie and Johnny (2:52), 13. Whisper Your Mother's Name (3:26), 14. The Land of My Boyhood Dreams (2:36), 15. Midnight Turning Day Blues (Blue Yodel No. 6) (3:07), 16. Yodeling Cowboy (3:14), 17. My Rough and Rowdy Ways (2:33), 18. I've Ranged, I've Roamed, I've Traveled (2:52), 19. Hobo Bill's Last Ride (2:40), 20. Mississippi River Blues (2:36), 21. Nobody Knows But Me (2:39), 22. Anniversary Blue Yodel [Blue Yodel No. 7] (2:55), 23. She Was Happy Till She Met You (2:45)

CD 3, 1. Blue Yodel, No. 11 (3:01), 2. A Drunkard's Child (3:20), 3. That's Why I'm Blue (2:19), 4. Why Did You Give Me Your Love? (2:35), 5. My Blue-Eyed Jane (2:48), 6. Why Should I Be Lonely? (3:09), 7. Moonlight and Skies (2:59), 8. Pistol Packin' Papa (2:56), 9. Take Me Back Again (3:09), 10. Those Gambler's Blues (2:51), 11. I'm Lonesome Too (3:19), 12. The One Rose (2:40), 13. For the Sake of Days Gone By (3:20), 14. Jimmie's Mean Mama Blues (3:18), 15. The Mystery of Number Five (3:02), 16. Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8) (2:59), 17. In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2 (2:56), 18. Standin' on the Corner [Blue Yodel No. 9] (2:39), 19. T.B. Blues (3:01), 20. Travellin' Blues (2:46), 21. Jimmie the Kid (2:49), 22. Why There's a Tear in My Eye (3:10), 23. The Wonderful City (2:56)

CD 4, 1. Let Me Be Your Sidetrack (2:43), 2. Jimmie Rodgers Visits the Carter Family (3:18), 3. The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers in Texas (3:17), 4. When the Cactus Is in Bloom (3:16), 5. Gambling Polka Dot Blues (3:24), 6. Looking for a New Mama (3:21), 7. What Is It? (3:11), 8. My Good Gal's Gone Blues (2:47), 9. Southern Cannon Ball (2:36), 10. Roll Along, Kentucky Moon (3:26), 11. Hobo's Meditation (3:09), 12. Ninety Nine Year Blues (3:14), 13. Mississippi Moon (3:21), 14. Down the Old Road to Home (3:17), 15. Groundhog Rootin' in My Backyard [Blue Yodel No. 10] (2:52), 16. Home Call (2:44), 17. Mother, The Queen of My Heart (3:22), 18. Rock All Our Babies to Sleep (3:21), 19. Whippin' That Old T.B. (3:09)

CD 5, 1. No Hard Times (3:10), 2. Long Tall Mama Blues (3:25), 3. Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia (2:52), 4. Gambling Bar Room Blues (3:25), 5. I've Only Loved Three Women (3:10), 6. In the Hills of Tennessee (3:04), 7. Prairie Lullaby (3:15), 8. Miss the Mississippi and You (2:57), 9. Sweet Mama Hurry Home (2:45), 10. Barefoot Blues [Blue Yodel No. 12] (3:23), 11. Dreaming with Tears in My Eyes (3:00), 12. The Cowhand's Last Ride (3:02), 13. I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now (3:04), 14. Yodeling My Way Back Home (2:35), 15. Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel (Women Make a Fool Out of Me) (3:18), 16. The Yodeling Ranger (2:31), 17. Old Pal of My Heart (3:01), 18. Old Love Letters (3:08), 19. Mississippi Delta Blues (3:28), 20. Somewhere Down Below the Mason Dixon Line (2:58), 21. Years Ago (2:21)

The Beatles - Help Sessions (2005)


Pop, Rock | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 357 Mb

CD 1, 1. Another Girl - take 1 (2:13), 2. Help! - take 12 (2:23), 3. I Need You - take 5 (2:35), 4. Ticked to Ride - take 2 (3:10), 5. Yes It Is - take 14 (2:49), 6. The Night Before - take 2 (2:38), 7. You're Going to Lose That Girl - take 3 (2:24), 8. You Like Me Too Much - take 8 (2:42), 9. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - take 9 (2:21), 10. Ticket to Ride - take 2 (3:19), 11. Yes It Is - take 14 (2:57), 12. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - take 1 & 5 (2:46), 13. If You Got Trouble take 1 (2:25), 14. That Means a Lot - partial rehearsal take (0:27), 15. That Means A Lot - take 1 (2:47), 16. Help! - take 12 (2:24), 17. I'm Down - take 1 (2:54), 18. Yesterday - take 1 (2:34), 19. It's Only Love - take 2 (1:54), 20. It's Only Love - take 3 (0:08), 21. Ticket to Ride (0:57), 22. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby (2:26), 23. I'm a Loser (2:34), 24. Chat with Denny Pierce (1:46), 25. The Night Before (2:31), 26. Honey Don't (2:50), 27. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (3:11), 28. She's a Woman (2:46), 29. Ticket To Ride (3:19)

CD 2, 1. Help take 12 (2:18), 2. i sat belonely (0:10), 3. You're Going To Lose That Girl take 3 (2:18), 4. a taste of honey (0:11), 5. Ticket To Ride take 2 (3:08), 6. I Need You take 5 (2:30), 7. The Night Before take 2 (2:42), 8. Bad Boy take 4 (2:20), 9. Yes It Is take 14 (2:41), 10. I'm Down take 7 (2:38), 11. That Means A Lot take 1 (2:27), 12. Help take 8 (2:18), 13. If You've Got Trouble - take 1 (2:49), 14. That Means A Lot take 1 rs' 84 (2:27), 15. Yes It Is edit of takes 2&14 rs' 95 (1:52), 16. If You Got Trouble take 1 rs' 95 (2:52), 17. Yes It Is take 1 (3:01), 18. Yes It Is take 2 (1:25), 19. Yes It Is take 3 (0:15), 20. Yes It Is take 4 (0:22), 21. Yes It Is take 5 (0:39), 22. Yes It Is take 6 (0:06), 23. Yes It Is take 7 (1:15), 24. Yes It Is take 8 (0:21), 25. Yes It Is take 9 (2:48), 26. Yes It Is take 10 (0:19), 27. That Means A Lot take 20 (1:12), 28. That Means A Lot take 21 (2:09), 29. That Means A Lot take 23 (0:23), 30. That Means A Lot take 24 (1:45), 31. That Means A Lot tast take (0:55), 32. Help! take 1 (0:27), 33. Help! take 2 (0:39), 34. Help! take 3 (1:03), 35. Help! take 4 (1:21), 36. Help! take 5 (2:56), 37. Help! take 6 (0:31), 38. Help! take 7 (2:29), 39. Help! take 8(partial) (0:35), 40. Help! take 9 sl onto take 8 (2:26), 41. Help! take 10 sl onto take 8 (2:35), 42. Help! take 11 sl onto take 8 (0:15), 43. Help! take 12 sl onto take 8 (2:40), 44. Ending Theme (2:27)



The J. Geils Band - Original Album Series (2009)


Blues, Rock | Mp3 320 kbps | 5 CD | 437 Mb

The first five albums by Boston rockers J. Geils Band are collected here in Warner Bros. Original Album Series box set. While the band would later find major chart success in the early '80s, the swaggering, bluesy party rock of their early output made them a beloved American touring act as they packed arenas throughout the early '70s. Behind charismatic frontman Peter Wolf and ace guitarist J. Geils, they were the consummate hard-working bar band, delivering R&B-influenced good-time rock & roll on their first two studio albums, the self-titled J. Geils Band (1970) and its follow-up, The Morning After (1971). As good as those albums were, the band's natural home was on-stage and their live third album, Full House (1972), recorded at Detroit's Cinderella Ballroom, remains a career highlight. Their excellent third studio effort, Bloodshot (1973), would prove to be their most successful release to date, reaching number ten on the Billboard album charts. Ladies Invited, which arrived later that same year, didn't fare quite as well commercially, but still contained plenty of strong material, bolstering J. Geils Band's status as one of the early--'70s great American rock bands.

CD 1 - The J. Geils Band
1. Wait (3:27)
2. Ice Breaker (For The Big "M") (2:17)
3. Cruisin' For A Love (2:32)
4. Hard Drivin' Man (2:18)
5. Serves You Right To Suffer (4:59)
6. Homework (2:43)
7. First I Look At The Purse (3:53)
8. What's Your Hurry (2:44)
9. On Borrowed Time (3:04)
10. Pack Fair And Square (2:00)
11. Sno-Cone (3:24)

CD 2 - The Morning After
1. I Don't Need You No More (2:36)
2. Whammer Jammer (2:37)
3. So Sharp (3:10)
4. The Usual Place (2:45)
5. Gotta Have Your Love (4:32)
6. Looking For A Love (3:47)
7. Gonna Find Me A New Love (3:24)
8. Cry One More Time (3:23)
9. Floyd's Hotel (3:11)
10. It Ain't What You Do (It's How You Do It!) (5:12)

CD 3 - The Live Full House
1. First I Look At The Purse (4:08)
2. Homework (2:43)
3. Pack Fair And Square (2:34)
4. Whammer Jammer (2:37)
5. Hard Drivin' Man (4:39)
6. Serves You Right To Suffer (9:57)
7. Cruisin' For A Love (3:37)
8. Looking For A Love (5:27)




CD 4 - Bloodshot
1. (Ain't Nothin' But A) House Party (4:43)
2. Make Up Your Mind (3:30)
3. Back To Get Ya (5:19)
4. Struttin' With My Baby (3:18)
5. Don't Try To Hide It (2:34)
6. Southside Shuffle (3:43)
7. Hold Your Loving (2:32)
8. Start All Over Again (4:13)
9. Give It To Me (6:32)



CD 5 - Ladies Invited
1. Did You No Wrong (4:08)
2. I Can't Go On (5:04)
3. Lay Your Good Thing Down (4:32)
4. That's Why I'm Thinking of You (3:13)
5. No Doubt About It (3:40)
6. The Lady Makes Demands (4:21)
7. My Baby Don't Love Me (3:42)
8. Diddyboppin' (3:31)
9. Take a Chance (On Romance) (3:56)
10. Chimes (5:03)


Friday, March 30, 2018

VA - Kings Of Rock 'N' Roll (2009)


Pop, Rock, Rock'n'Roll | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 273 Mb

CD 1
1. Johnny Burnette Trio - Honey Hush (2:03)
2. Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody (1:56)
3. Chuck Berry - Johnny B.Goode (2:42)
4. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog (2:17)
5. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire (1:52)
6. Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue (2:30)
7. Ritchie Valens - La Bamba (2:08)
8. Danny And The Juniors - At The Hop (2:31)
9. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally (2:10)
10. Bobby Darin - Splish Splash (2:13)
11. The Everly Brothers - Bird Dog (2:17)
12. Bobby Freeman - Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes (2:28)
13. Buddy Holly - Well... All Right (2:15)
14. Gene Vincent - Blue Jean Bop (2:23)
15. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - The Twist (2:35)
16. Elvis Presley - I Got Stung (1:51)
17. Fats Domino - I'm Walkin' (2:00)
18. Ricky Nelson - Down The Line (2:32)
19. The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace (2:22)
20. Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser (2:24)
21. Johnny Tillotson - Well I'm Your Man (2:16)
22. Bobby Hendricks - Itchy Twitchy Feeling (2:29)
23. Roy Orbison - I Like Love (2:31)
24. Johnny Otis - Willie And The Hand Jive (2:35)
25. Cliff Richard - High Class Baby (2:11)

CD 2
1. Bill Haley And His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (2:12)
2. Eddie Cochran - Jeannie,Jeannie,Jeannie (2:21)
3. Ritchie Valens - Come On Let's Go (2:03)
4. Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven (2:24)
5. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel (2:10)
6. Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill (2:21)
7. Duane Eddy - Cannonball (1:56)
8. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes (2:15)
9. Johnny Burnette Trio - Tear It Up (1:55)
10. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (2:34)
11. Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (2:54)
12. Roy Orbison - Ooby Dooby (2:12)
13. Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle And Roll (3:00)
14. The Everly Brothers - Claudette (2:13)
15. Joe Bennett And The Sparkletones - Black Slacks (2:08)
16. Ricky Nelson - Shirley Lee (2:00)
17. Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away (2:17)
18. Little Richard - Keep A Knockin' (2:17)
19. Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater (2:14)
20. The Champs - Tequila (2:12)
21. Sanford Clark - Modern Romance (2:03)
22. Gene Vincent - Be-Bop-A-Lula (2:36)
23. Cliff Richard - Move It (2:23)
24. Jerry Lee Lewis - Breathless (2:43)
25. The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie (1:58)

Etta James - Losers Weepers (2011)


Soul | Mp3 320 kbps | 182 Mb

Although the 1970 album Losers Weepers was not a landmark in Etta James' career, and doesn't include any of her most famous or outstanding tracks, it's a solid enough album that has an edge on some of the other LPs from the later part of her time with Chess Records. To its credit, it doesn't seem to be trying as hard or self-consciously to absorb some influences from contemporary soul trends; largely, it lets James do what she does best: give romantic songs everything she's got, without holding back on some of her grittiest phrasing and throatiest belting. Were the material up to her vocal finesse, this would be up there with the likes of what Aretha Franklin was doing at the time. It's not, but the songs are OK vehicles for her tense and frustrated takes on love. The title track gave her a small R&B hit, and is certainly the best song here. If it's a little reminiscent of her own "I'd Rather Go Blind" in the verse, the jubilant, ascending chorus sets it off as a worthwhile tune on its own merits (and the next track, "Weepers," is a "part two" of sorts that also served as the B-side). It's a satisfying mix of ballads and more uptempo cuts (like "Look at the Rain," written by Jackie Edwards, famous for writing early hits for the Spencer Davis Group), also putting some pop into the arrangements and melodies alongside the expected soul.

1. Take Out Some Insurance (3:03), 2. I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good (4:31), 3. I Think It's You (3:57), 4. Someone (3:52), 5. Losers Weepers (2:40), 6. Weepers (2:32), 7. You're The Fool (2:47), 8. Hold Back My Tears (6:10), 9. For All We Know (3:45), 10. Look At The Rain (3:02), 11. Ease Away A Little Bit At A Time (3:41), 12. The Love Of My Man (2:41), 13. Tighten Up Your Own Thing (2:40), 14. Quick Reaction And Satisfaction (2:36), 15. Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing (3:36), 16. The Sound Of Love (2:49), 17. The Man I Love (2:49), 18. I Found A Love (3:26), 19. W.O.M.A.N. (3:14), 20. Tell It Like It Is (3:24), 21. Never My Love (3:50), 22. I Never Meant To Love Him (3:52)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera - The Capitol Recordings (1994)


Jazz, Blues, R&B | Mp3 320 kbps | 8 CD | 1,21 Gb

This excellent eight-disc Bear Family box celebrates Louis Prima's Capitol Recordings of the '50s and '60s. Since his wife and comedic foil Keely Smith and Sam Butera and the Witnesses (Prima's ace backing unit) both recorded as solo acts during this period, they're exhaustively represented by this box as well. The first three discs cover all of Prima's studio sides and starts up the live recordings with the 1962 Harrah's Club in Tahoe sides, while disc four covers all of the seminal live tracks from 1957 and 1958. Discs five and six are the complete Keely Smith solo recordings, while the last two round up all the sides by Sam Butera and the Witnesses. The truly amazing thing about the 199 (!!!) tracks collected here is how little of it is unissued material. Even if Prima cut some duds now and then, it's pretty wild that Capitol used up damn near every last thing the man ever committed to magnetic tape, such was the high quality of rockin' mayhem he was laying down. And rock it does, all of it infested with much good humor along with Prima's and Butera's other contribution to big-beat mania, the invention of the Vegas shuffle, a loping beat that could be sped up to almost double tempo on any given number. This effect -- the solid core of Prima's rockin' groove -- is best heard on tracks like "When You're Smiling/The Sheik of Araby," and the later version from the Hey Boy! Hey Girl! movie soundtrack of "Oh Marie" (stupendous in the scattin' and honkin' exchange between Prima and Butera), "Basin Street Blues/When It's Sleepy Time Down South," and, of course, "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody," the track that David Lee Roth brought to the charts in the '80s. The duets with Keely Smith ("I've Got You Under My Skin," "That Old Black Magic") and Sam Butera (Richard Berry's "Next Time") are here to savor as well and it's all very fine, indeed. After four discs of Prima's wild-ass genius, the next two of Smith with big-band backings from Nelson Riddle and Billy May will seem sedate by comparison, but they're '50s-style Capitol tracks with their own charm. Great tunes and arrangements, plus the inclusion of her duets with Frank Sinatra makes a nice bonus highlight. The final two discs of Sam Butera come much closer to Prima's rockin' slant on things, with rocked-up jazz classics and R&B tunes galore keeping the party goin' all night long. Needless to say, if you're a Louis Prima fan bordering on fanatic, this is the one to have. 



CD 1, 1. Buona Sera (2:59), 2. Autumn Leaves (2:51), 3. Oh Marie! (2:28), 4. Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody (4:44), 5. Body And Soul (3:25), 6. Jump, Jive, An' Wail (3:29), 7. (Nothing's Too Good) For My Baby (2:38), 8. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (3:15), 9. Basin Street Blues/When It's Sleepy Time Down South (4:14), 10. Night Train (2:48), 11. The Lip (2:19), 12. Whistle Stop (2:28), 13. Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days (2:12), 14. Louis Prima - Baby Won't You Please Come Home (2:05), 15. Banana Split For My Baby (2:32), 16. Be Mine (Little Baby) (2:38), 17. Pennies From Heaven (2:20), 18. When You're Smiling/Sheik Of Araby (4:00), 19. The Birth Of The Blues (2:50), 20. Blow, Red Blow (2:18), 21. When The Saints Go Marching In (4:19), 22. Sentimental Journey (2:27), 23. There'll Be No Next Time (3:13), 24. The Closer To The Bone (4:13), 25. I've Got The World On A String (2:28), 26. Much Too Young To Loose My Mind (1:57), 27. Don't Let A Memory (1:48)

CD 2, 1. The Pump Song (1:51), 2. The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (2:59), 3. Natural Buy (2:13), 4. Beep! Beep! (2:14), 5. If You Were The Only Girl (3:06), 6. Bourbon Street Blues (2:15), 7. That Old Black Magic (2:57), 8. Judy (2:51), 9. Felicia No Capicia (3:00), 10. That's My Home (3:16), 11. Moonglow (2:54), 12. Gotta See Baby Tonight (2:33), 13. Fee Fie Foo (6:18), 14. The Music Goes 'round And 'round (2:38), 15. Fever (3:06), 16. Oh Marie (2:27), 17. Don't Take Your Love From Me (3:07), 18. Louis Prima - Sing, Sing, Sing (4:08), 19. Hey Boy, Hey Girl (2:54), 20. Lazy River (3:29), 21. Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Reprise) (1:28), 22. Nothing's Too Good For My Baby (2:16), 23. Oh Marie (Alt) (2:23)

CD 3, 1. I've Got You Under My Skin (2:40), 2. Don't Take Your Love From Me (2:08), 3. You're Just In Love (2:30), 4. Harlem Nocturne (2:42), 5. Glow-Worm (1:59), 6. Just One Of Those Things (2:38), 7. All Night Long (2:54), 8. Lover Come Back To Me (2:35), 9. Everybody Knows (2:47), 10. Ain't Misbehavin'/'way Down Yonder In New Orleans (5:57), 11. Three Handed Woman (2:43), 12. St. Louis Blues (2:55), 13. Big Daddy (1:54), 14. John Ping Pong (2:37), 15. Ooh, Look What You've Done To Me (2:32), 16. Big Daddy (2:46), 17. Sonday Lover (2:08), 18. Little Girl Blues (3:20)

CD 4, 1. On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Exactly Like You (6:11), 2. A Foggy Day (2:38), 3. How High The Moon (2:25), 4. Angelina/Zooma Zooma Zooma (Medley) (4:16), 5. Don't Worry 'bout Me/I'm In The Mood For Love (4:24), 6. Come Back To Sorrento (3:07), 7. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (3:39), 8. Robin Hood/Oh Babe! (5:32), 9. Judy (3:19), 10. Them There Eyes/Honeysuckle Rose (4:42), 11. Tiger Rag/Just Because (2:50), 12. Embraceable You/I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (2:51), 13. Should I/I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (5:53), 14. The White Cliffs Of Dover (4:39), 15. Holiday For Strings (2:57), 16. Greenback Dollar Bill (3:20), 17. Love Of My Life (O Sole Mio) (3:44), 18. Too Marvelous For Words (2:03)

CD 5, 1. I Wish You Love (2:37), 2. I Would Do Most Anything For You (2:29), 3. Shy (2:31), 4. Rock-A-Doodle-Doo (2:17), 5. Young And In Love (2:22), 6. You'll Never Know (2:14), 7. Good Behavior (2:21), 8. You Better Go Now (2:09), 9. As You Desire Me (2:58), 10. Fools Rush In (2:58), 11. Imagination (3:31), 12. You Go To Me Head (2:37), 13. Don't Take Your Love From Me (3:05), 14. When Your Lover Has Gone (3:09), 15. All The Things You Are (3:27), 16. When Day Is Done (3:51), 17. I Wish You Love (3:49), 18. Mr. Wonderful (3:35), 19. If We Never Meet Again (3:17), 20. I Understand (2:23), 21. The Whipporwill (2:51), 22. You Are My Love (2:23), 23. Sometimes (2:27), 24. Just As Much (2:04), 25. Indian Love Call (3:03), 26. The Nearness Of You (3:37), 27. Some One To Watch Over Me (2:59)

CD 6, 1. The Man I Love (3:19), 2. It's Magic (3:47), 3. What Is This Thing Called Love (1:54), 4. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time) (3:12), 5. There'll Never Be Another You (2:26), 6. It's Been A Long, Long Time (2:06), 7. You're Driving Me Crazy (1:28), 8. Stardust (2:55), 9. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry (2:10), 10. Nitey Nite (2:49), 11. Hurt Me (2:08), 12. Keep Forgetting (2:36), 13. High School Affair (2:27), 14. Nothing In Common (& Frank Sinatra) (2:32), 15. How Are Ya'fixed For Love (& Frank Sinatra) (2:28), 16. S'posin' (2:41), 17. The Song Is You (3:12), 18. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (3:01), 19. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You) (2:13), 20. I Never Knew (1:52), 21. I'll Never Smile Again (3:08), 22. Sweet And Lovely (3:46), 23. All The Way (3:06), 24. Lullaby Of The Leaves (2:20), 25. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) (3:27), 26. I Can't Get Started (3:28), 27. Cocktails For Two (2:53)

CD 7, 1. Bim Bam (2:05), 2. Twinkle In Your Eye (2:27), 3. Ten Little Women (2:07), 4. Equator (2:14), 5. Seven Out (2:35), 6. I Kiss Your Hand Madame (1:54), 7. Love Charm (2:26), 8. The Love Nest (2:24), 9. Put Your Mind At Easy (2:01), 10. It's Better Than Nothing At All (2:47), 11. Hold Out For Love (2:01), 12. Good Gracious Baby (2:27), 13. Handle With Care (2:26), 14. Dig That Crazy Chick (2:27), 15. Hey There (2:52), 16. I Love Paris (2:22), 17. On The Street Where You (2:08), 18. Song From Moulin Rouge (2:17), 19. Three Coins In The Fountain (2:06), 20. Too Young (2:03), 21. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody (2:03), 22. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (2:30), 23. Around The World (1:54), 24. La Vie En Rose (2:20), 25. All The Way (2:29)

CD 8, 1. Bugs (2:31), 2. Tennessee Waltz (2:08), 3. French Poodle (2:27), 4. Chantilly Lace (2:03), 5. Up Jumped Rabbit (2:21), 6. Just Say I Love Her (2:48), 7. Easy Rockin' (2:17), 8. Night Train (2:09), 9. Honey Love (2:18), 10. Street Scene (3:10), 11. Perdido (2:31), 12. Kansas City (2:44), 13. Love Of My Live (O Sole Mio) (2:40), 14. Ol' Man River (2:31), 15. Smilin' Billy (1:58), 16. Skinny Minnie (2:50), 17. Better Twist Now Baby (2:29), 18. Twistin' The Blues (2:27), 19. The Continental Twist (2:28), 20. Tag That Twistin' Dolly (2:04), 21. Come And Do The Twist (2:23), 22. O Ma-Ma Twist (1:58), 23. I Feel Good All Over (2:21), 24. Later Baby Later (2:23), 25. Ol' Man River (alternate take) (2:21)



Big Joe Turner - The Very Best Of Big Joe Turner (2016)


Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 356 Mb

 CD 1, 1. Shake, Rattle & Roll (3:00), 2. Flip Flop And Fly (2:48), 3. Honey Hush (2:40), 4. I'll Never Stop Loving You (3:18), 5. Bump Miss Susie (2:23), 6. Don't You Make Me High (2:58), 7. Lipstick, Powder And Paint (2:30), 8. Roll 'em Pete (2:51), 9. I Need A Girl (2:00), 10. TV Mama (2:49), 11. Low Down Dog (3:43), 12. Rock A While (2:02), 13. World Of Trouble (2:26), 14. Blues In The Night (2:20), 15. Married Woman (2:48), 16. Well All Right (2:29), 17. Time After Time (3:55), 18. Nobody In Mind (3:42), 19. Don't You Cry (2:29), 20. Cherry Red (2:54), 21. Wee Baby Blues (2:18), 22. You Know I Love You (3:08), 23. Switchin' In The Kitchin (3:43), 24. After A While (2:36), 25. Morning Noon & Night (2:41)

CD 2, 1. Corrine, Corrina (2:54), 2. Hide And Seek (2:42), 3. Boogie Woogie Country Girl (2:56), 4. The Chicken And The Hawk (Up, Up And Away) (2:39), 5. I Get The Blues When It Rains (3:31), 6. Love Rollercoaster (1:57), 7. Midnight Cannonball (2:30), 8. Trouble In Mind (2:21), 9. Rebecca (7:06), 10. Red Sails In The Sunset (2:09), 11. The Chill Is On (2:46), 12. Still In Love (3:00), 13. Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop (2:47), 14. Teenage Letter (2:28), 15. Sweet Sixteen (2:56), 16. Ti-Ri-Lee (2:57), 17. You're Driving Me Crazy (4:14), 18. Until The Real Thing Comes Along (3:00), 19. (We're Gonna) Jump For Joy (2:10), 20. Here Comes Your Iceman (2:55), 21. St. Louis Blues (4:23), 22. When I Was Young (5:23), 23. Pennies From Heaven (4:21), 24. Morning Glories (2:13), 25. Baby I Still Want You (2:48)

The Beatles - '69 Rehearsals Vol. 1 (1991)


Rock | Mp3 320 kbps | 131 Mb

1. Medley: Get Back... (22:07)
2. Get Back-2 (1:58)
3. Medley: Get Back... (17:05)
4. Medley: Octopus's Garden... (13:53)


The Beatles - '69 Rehearsals Vol. 2 (1991)


Rock | Mp3 VBR kbps | 140 Mb

1. Two Of Us (10:11)
2. The Long And Winding Road (12:13)
3. Let It Be (14:53)
4. Medley: Across The Universe... (14:19)
5. Medley: One After 909... (10:55)


The Beatles - '69 Rehearsals Vol. 3 (1991)


Rock | Mp3 VBR kbps | 110 Mb

1. Don't Let Me Down (15:11)
2. Don't Let Me Down (15:45)
3. Medley: Oh, Darling, Long And Winding Road... (10:07)
4. Medley: Back Seat Of My Car... (18:03)


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Roy Brown - Roy Brown And New Orleans R&B (2005)


Blues, R&B | Mp3 320 kbps | 4 CD | 684 Mb

CD 1 - Roy Brown
1. Deep Sea Diver (2:58), 2. Bye, Baby, Bye (2:32), 3. Good Rockin' Tonight (3:00), 4. Lolly Pop Mama (2:22), 5. Special Lesson No.1 (2:54), 6. Woman's A Wonderful Thing (3:04), 7. Mighty, Mighty Man (2:27), 8. Miss Fancy Brown (2:47), 9. Whose Hat Is That (2:31), 10. Long "Bout Midnight (3:07), 11. 'Fore Day In The Morning (2:57), 12. Rainy Weather Blues (2:20), 13. Miss Fancy Brown Returns (2:36), 14. Roy Brown's Boogie (3:00), 15. Judgement Day Blues (3:01), 16. Rockin' At Midnight (2:44), 17. Please Don't Go (2:43), 18. Riding High (2:40), 19. Boogie At Midnight (2:54), 20. The Blues Got Me Again (2:59), 21. I Feel That Young Man's Rhythm (2:54), 22. End Of My Journey (2:49), 23. Cadillac Baby (2:57), 24. Hard Luck Blues (3:01), 25. Butcher Pete (Pt.1) (2:30)

CD 2 - Roy Brown
1. Butcher Pete (Pt.2) (2:44), 2. New Rebecca (2:52), 3. Sweet Peach (2:59), 4. Love Don't Love Nobody (2:44), 5. Dreaming Blues (3:06), 6. Good Man Blues (3:16), 7. Too Much Loving Ain't Good (2:45), 8. Teenage Jamboree (3:02), 9. Train Time Blues (2:48), 10. Bar Room Blues (3:05), 11. Long About Sundown (2:59), 12. Beautician Blues (2:38), 13. Double Crossin' Woman (2:59), 14. Wrong Woman Blues (3:10), 15. Good Rockin' Man (3:01), 16. I've Got The Last Laugh Now (2:56), 17. Big Town (2:55), 18. Brown Angel (2:55), 19. Rock-A-Bye Baby (2:36), 20. Lonesome Lover (2:59), 21. Answer To Big Town (2:43), 22. Money Can't Buy Love (2:26), 23. Travelin' Man (3:06), 24. Hurry, Hurry Baby (2:35), 25. Midnight Lover Man (2:38)

CD 3 - Roy Brown (Feat. Dave Bartholomew)
1. Stardust (2:37), 2. She's Got Great Big Eyes (2:57), 3. Dave's Boogie Woogie (2:54), 4. Bum Mae (2:34), 5. Mr.Fool (2:56), 6. Country Boy (2:59), 7. High Society Blues (2:45), 8. Girl Town Blues (3:02), 9. Carnival Day (2:47), 10. That's How You Got Killed Before (2:33), 11. Messy Bessie (2:24), 12. Going To Chow (2:42), 13. Poppa Stoppa Theme Song (1:58), 14. Ain't Gonna Do It (2:35), 15. Country Boy Goes Home (2:40), 16. Ah! Cubanas (2:37), 17. Frantic Chick (2:18), 18. Good Jax Boogie (2:44), 19. Tijim (2:37), 20. In The Alley (2:46), 21. Sweet Home Blues (2:38), 22. Bad Habit (2:52), 23. Twins (2:54), 24. The Golden Rule (3:05), 25. High Flying Woman (2:39)

CD 4 - Roy Brown (Feat. Professor Longhair)
1. Byrd's Blues (2:46), 2. Her Mind Is Gone (2:37), 3. Bald Head (2:29), 4. Hey Now Baby (2:47), 5. Oh Well (2:25), 6. Hadacol Bounce (2:59), 7. Longhair Stomp (2:44), 8. Been Foolin' Around (2:59), 9. Between Midnight And Day (2:43), 10. She Ain't Got No Hair (2:49), 11. Bye, Bye Baby (2:30), 12. Professor Longhair's Boogie (2:18), 13. Mardi Gras In New Orleans (2:25), 14. Hey Now Baby (2:57), 15. Mardi Gras In New Orleans (2:55), 16. She Walks Right In (3:09), 17. Hey Little Girl (3:03), 18. Willie Mae (2:49), 19. Walk Your Blues Away (2:57), 20. Professor Longhair Blues (2:29), 21. East St. Louis Baby (2:48), 22. Boyd's Bounce (2:51), 23. In The Night (2:33), 24. Tipitina (2:40), 25. Ball The Wall (3:20), 26. Who's Been Fooling You (2:11)

The McGuire Sisters - Sincerely (2006)


Pop Vocal | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 374 Mb

CD 1, 1. Something's Gotta Give (2:56), 2. Heanvenly Feeling (2:16), 3. Not As A Stranger (2:18), 4. Muskrat Ramble (2:15), 5. One, Two, Three. Four (3:10), 6. Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me (2:32), 7. Be Good To Me (2:39), 8. In The Alps In The Alps In The Alps (In Der Schweiz) (2:14), 9. Weary Blues (2:50), 10. Cuddle Up A Lttle Closer Love Me (2:43), 11. Frosty The Snowman (1:48), 12. Thank You Day (2:59), 13. Blue Sky (1:58), 14. Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight (2:54), 15. Missing (2:44), 16. Picking Sweetheart (3:07), 17. Hey Mister Cotton Picker (2:33), 18. Tell Us Where The Good Times Are (2:35), 19. All By Myself (2:04), 20. Melody Of Love (2:48), 21. Open Up Your HeartAnd Let The Sunshine In (2:59), 22. Hearts Stone (2:13), 23. The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane (2:51), 24. Somethines I'm Happy (2:37), 25. Give Me Your Heart For Christmas (2:18), 26. Christmas Alphabet (2:10), 27. Doesn't Anybody Love Me (2:29), 28. Delilah Jones (2:26), 29. June Night (2:16), 30. Picnic (2:46)

CD 2, 1. Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) (2:58), 2. Are You Looking For A Sweetheart (2:54), 3. Heart (2:39), 4. Endless (2:54), 5. No More (2:12), 6. Uno, Due, Tre (2:30), 7. Does Your Heart Beat For Me (2:38), 8. I'd Like To Trim A Tree With You (2:02), 9. The Little Angel (3:26), 10. If You Believe (2:45), 11. He (2:36), 12. 'S Wonderful (2:14), 13. It May Sound Silly (2:50), 14. Rhyhm & Blues (2:40), 15. Miss You (3:01), 16. Pine Tree, Pine Over Me (2:49), 17. Cling To Me (2:13), 18. Tell Me Now (2:23), 19. Sweet Song Of India (3:04), 20. Do You Remember When (2:37), 21. Ev'ry Day Of My Life (2:41), 22. The Cactus Christmas Tree (2:38), 23. Happy New Year (2:16), 24. Give Me Love (2:57), 25. Tootle - Loo - Siana (3:06), 26. You Never KnowTell Monday (2:56), 27. Lonesome Polecat (2:57), 28. My Baby's Got Such Lovin'n Ways (2:43), 29. Sincerely (2:58)

VA - Rare Fifties Boston Rockabilly Vol. 3 (1996)


Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll | Mp3 320 kbps | 174 Mb

1. Brenton Herlihy & The Ramblers - Reform School Baby (Unissued) (2:22)
2. Jimmy Rhodes & The Dusters - I Wanna Go (2:26)
3. Bobby Darvell - Geronimo Stomp (1:52)
4. The Bucaneers - Oh Why (2:09)
5. The Blue Echoes - It's Witchcraft (2:27)
6. Johnny Bell - The Third Degree (2:09)
7. The Phaetons - Fling (2:10)
8. Russ Kendall - Boston Baby (Unissued) (1:50)
9. The Uniques - Rock 'n' Rudolph (1:44)
10. Jackie Dallas (Aka Jackie Clark) - Lorraine (2:06)
11. Artie Holmes - Hey Little Cindy (Unissued) (2:05)
12. The Rhythm Masters - Janie Janie (Unissued) (1:53)
13. The Jaguars - St. Louis Blues (Unissued) (0:43)
14. The Jaguars - St. Louis Blues (False Start) (2:16)
15. Joe Therrien Jr - Rockabilly Boogie (2:23)
16. Billy Bo & The Arrows - Chatter (Unissued) (2:34)
17. Terry & The Pirates - Short Shorts (Unissued) (2:24)
18. The Belveders - Eagle Bounce (1:42)
19. The Rhythm Rockers - Just Rockin' (2:27)
20. Paul Champlain - Nicotine (1:42)
21. The Dusters - She's Mine (2:08)
22. The Nite Rockers - Nite Rock (2:17)
23. Jack Lincoln Coughlin - Crazy Arms (Unissued) (2:34)
24. The Angels - Buckshot (2:42)
25. Steve Colt - Devil Is A Woman In Disguise (Unissued) (1:44)
26. Bobby James & The Dristells - Let's Go (1:53)
27. Smokey Stover - Let's Have A Ball (2:06)
28. Ricky Coyne - Kaw-Liga (2:30)
29. Little Jimmy Merritt - Honky Tonk Angel (2:06)
30. The Starlites - Sentimental Journey (2:33)
31. Roddy Joy - She's Gonna Be Mine (2:14)
32. Herbie Lee III - Champagne Charlene (2:34)
33. Bob Riley - Midnight Line (2:06)

VA - Rare Fifties Boston Rockabilly Vol. 2 (1996)


Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll | Mp3 320 kbps | 177 Mb

1. Bobby Mansfield & The Dusters - Rock At The Hop (2:31)
2. Rocky Coyne & The Guitar Rockers - I Want You To Know (2:00)
3. Jackie Clark - Walkie Walkie (2:23)
4. Bobby Mansfield & The Dusters - Bye Bye Baby (2:17)
5. The Jaguars - It's Cool (2:04)
6. The Niterockers - Oh Baby (2:37)
7. The Rhythm Rockers - Rock 'n' Roll Boogie (Unissued) (2:43)
8. The Chisholm Brothers - Honey Don't (2:16)
9. Bob Cleary & His Bopcats - Go Cat Go (Unissued) (2:21)
10. Frankie St. John & The Starfires - She's Long And Tall (2:17)
11. Lee Curtin - Hot Dog (1:55)
12. The Armadillos - Diddy Bop (Unissued) (1:55)
13. Steve Colt - The Girl Can't Help It (Unissued) (1:47)
14. Howie Landy & The Galaxies - Rumble Rock (Unissued) (1:39)
15. The Belvederes - Rumble Rock (Unissued) (2:37)
16. Jack Lincoln Coughlin - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Unissued) (2:31)
17. The Jupiters - Royal Tab Rock (Unissued) (2:03)
18. George Dapper Cromwell - Washed Up (2:16)
19. Paul Chaplain - Shortnin' Bread (1:55)
20. Johnny Mann & The Tornados - Chick-A-Lou (2:09)
21. The Blends - Snake Walk (3:09)
22. The Rhythm Rockers - Thinkin' About You (2:22)
23. Steve Colt & The Del-Mingos - Hop, Skip And Jump (2:07)
24. The Three D's - Crazy Little Woman (2:03)
25. Chuck Edwards - She's Not Home (2:08)
26. Artie Holmes - Wee Willie Wiggle (Unissued) (1:56)
27. Bob Silva & The Silva-Tones - That's All I Want From You (Unissued) (2:04)
28. Little Jimmy Merritt - Fancy Free (2:45)
29. The Unknowns - I'm In Love Again (Unissued) (1:48)
30. Frankie Rose & The Imperials - Wicked Woman (Unissued) (2:13)
31. Frankie St. John - Real Dynamite Lady (2:43)
32. The Angels - Angel Express (2:08)

VA - Rare Fifties Boston Rockabilly Vol. 1 (1994)


Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll | Mp3 320 kbps | 183 Mb

1. The Three D's - Arnie's Theme (1:35)
2. Wayne Parker - Ginger (2:05)
3. The Three D's - Squeeze (2:12)
4. The Three D's With Pal Mal And Arnie Ginsberg - Pal Mal Rock (2:29)
5. Bob Silva & The Silvatones - Roses Are Blooming (2:02)
6. Bob Silva & The Silvatones - Weepin' And Wailin' (2:10)
7. Joe Therrien Jr. - I Ain't Gonna Be Around (2:01)
8. Ricky Coyne & The Guitar Rockers - Rollin' Pin Mim (1:46)
9. Leigh Howell & The Uniques - Movin' To Slow (2:24)
10. Bobby Kent & The Kentones - Don't Go Away (2:12)
11. Mel McGonnigle - Rattle Shakin' Mama (2:24)
12. Frankie Rose & The Imperials - Long Tall Sally (2:03)
13. Johnny Lee & The Eldorados - Linda Lee (2:37)
14. The Phaetons - I Love My Baby (2:53)
15. Ricky Vance & The Ramrods - Wild Little Willy (2:19)
16. The Downbeats - Sweet Little Jane (2:06)
17. Lou & The Monarchs - Sarah Lee (2:52)
18. The Monarchs - Chopsticks Rock (1:26)
19. Miles Connor - I Don't Need You No More (2:22)
20. The Satellites - Linda Jean (2:00)
21. The Satellites - Rockateen (1:36)
22. Alan Barnicoat - Savage (2:11)
23. Howie & The Chrystals - Rockin' Hall (instrumental) (2:20)
24. Johnny Balboni - Flip Flop & Fly (1:52)
25. Bobby Taylor & Viscount Four - Pretty Baby (2:30)
26. Bobby Mansfield & His Dusters - A Pretty Girl (2:11)
27. El Maradas - Marada Rock (instrumental) (2:48)
28. El Maradas - Frantic (instrumental) (2:36)
29. Bob Madden & The Boppers - Boppers Boogie (instrumental) (2:58)
30. Ralph Madden & The Boppers - Tough Mama (2:47)
31. Bob Riley & The Atoms - Rock 'N' Roll Mama (2:07)
32. Bob Riley & The Atoms - Four Button Suit (1:43)
33. Freddie Cannon - Arnie's Theme (0:31)
34. The Spindrifts - Cha Cha Doo (2:35)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kim Weston - Greatest Hits & Rare Classics (1998)


Soul | M4A VBR kbps | 141 Mb

1. It Takes Two - Duet With Marvin Gaye (2:59), 2. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) (2:57), 3. Helpless (2:37), 4. Do Like I Do (2:24), 5. Teach Me Tonight - Duet With Marvin Gaye (3:17), 6. I'm Still Loving You (2:50), 7. A Little More Love (3:01), 8. It Should Have Been Me (2:18), 9. Love Me All The Way (2:53), 10. Looking For The Right Guy (2:29), 11. What Good Am I Without You - Duet With Marvin Gaye (2:55), 12. A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday) (2:49), 13. Another Train Coming (2:03), 14. Feel Alright Tonight (2:35), 15. Baby (Don't You Leave Me) - Duet With Marvin Gaye (2:27), 16. I'll Never See My Love Again (2:56), 17. A Thrill A Moment (3:01), 18. Just Loving You (3:19), 19. Don't Compare Me With Her (2:44), 20. Go Ahead And Laugh (2:55)

Elvis Presley - Collectors Gold (1991)

Bobby Bare - The Mercury Years 1970-1972 (1987)


Country | Mp3 320 kbps | 3 CD | 431 Mb

As the '60s gave way to the '70s, Bobby Bare left RCA Records for Mercury, beginning a two-year stint that found him with mixed fortunes, as he scored Top Ten hits without making much headway on the album charts. Despite the uneven commercial fortunes, this was an exceedingly rich time for Bare if judged solely in terms of music. He picked up on the rolling blend of country, folk, and rock & roll that marked his best '60s singles from "Detroit City" to "(Margie's At) the Lincoln Park Inn" and followed through on its promise, creating a layered, inventive body of work that stands as one of the peaks of progressive country and points the way toward the outlaw movement of the mid-'70s. Part of the reason that his recordings for Mercury worked so well is that Bare demonstrated exceptional taste in songwriters, covering new writers Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, and Billy Joe Shaver regularly while relying on such Nashville stalwarts as Harlan Howard and Hank Cochran, as well as dipping into the pop charts on occasional crossover pop hits, such as John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane," heard on this, the first of three volumes from Bear Family covering his complete work for Mercury. Bobby Bare always favored stories and character sketches, so these are all sharply written, evocative tunes, sometimes moving, sometimes funny, and they're given layered, slyly adventurous productions that give his warm, nuanced voice support that hints at rolling folk, roadhouse country, the introspectiveness of singer/songwriters, sweet pop, the spirit of rock & roll, and the professionalism of Nashville, without belonging to any particular style. It's a wonderful sound, and, as this extensive Bear Family set proves, it was one that offered plenty of possibilities, almost all of which were explored on Mercury, which resulted in a consistently fascinating and enjoyable body of work. Of the three volumes, the first is the best, not only because it has the most consistent selection of songs -- from the hit "That's How I Got to Memphis," several Kristofferson classics (including "For the Good Times," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"), plus lesser-known gems like the genial, silly "I'm Her Hoss if I Never Win a Race" and the sweetly melancholy "The Fool" -- but also because it has the excitement of discovery, as Bare finds his groove. All three volumes are necessary, but this first installment is the first among equals. 



CD 1, 1. That's How I Got to Memphis (2:33), 2. Come Sundown (2:47), 3. I Took a Memory to Lunch (2:53), 4. I'm Her Hoss If I Never Win a Race (2:40), 5. Woman You've Been a Friend to Me (2:10), 6. It's Freezing in El Paso (2:17), 7. Mrs. Jones Your Daughter Cried All Night (2:59), 8. Don't It Make You Want to Go Home (2:25), 9. Mary Ann Regrets (3:36), 10. Leaving on a Jet Plane (3:13), 11. The Fool (2:25), 12. The Waitress in the Main Street Cafe (3:39), 13. Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends (2:37), 14. How About You (2:28), 15. Help Me Make It Through the Night (2:16), 16. Rosalie (2:49), 17. Dropping Out of Sight (2:26), 18. Where Have All the Seasons Gone (3:27), 19. Traveling Minstrel Man (2:50), 20. For the Good Times (3:23), 21. Hello Darlin' (2:27), 22. Alabama Rose (2:30)

CD 2, 1. The World is Weighing Heavy on My Mind (2:23), 2. Mama Bake a pie (Papa Kill a Chicken) (2:55), 3. Coal River (2:34), 4. Christian Soldier (3:02), 5. Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me (2:24), 6. West Virginia Woman (2:16), 7. New York City Snow (3:14), 8. Jesus is the Only One That Loves Us (2:19), 9. Lovin' Her Was Easier (2:44), 10. I Need Some Good News Bad (2:44), 11. Me and Bobby McGee (3:38), 12. A Million Miles to the City (3:09), 13. Just the Other Side of Nowhere (2:44), 14. City Boy, Country Born (2:49), 15. Short and Sweet (2:30), 16. The Puppet and the Parakeet (2:26), 17. Great Society Talking Blues (2:42), 18. The Year That Clayton Delaney Died (2:48), 19. Roses Are Red (My Love) (2:44), 20. Lonely Street (2:28), 21. Crazy Arms (2:22), 22. Jesus Christ, What a Man (2:23)

CD 3, 1. A Fallen Star (2:07), 2. That's All Right (2:06), 3. Pamela Brown (2:32), 4. When I Want To Love A Lady (2:47), 5. Love Forever (2:31), 6. Darby's Castle (3:48), 7. A Lot Of Soul (3:39), 8. Just In Case (A Night Like This Never Comes Again) (2:25), 9. What Am I Gonna Do (2:12), 10. When Love Is Gone (2:47), 11. Lorena (2:19), 12. Don't Ask Me, Ask Marie (2:39), 13. Laying Here Lying In Bed (3:14), 14. Take Some And Give Some (2:17), 15. Sylvia's Mother (3:49), 16. Footprints In The Sand Of Time (2:31), 17. Lord, Let A Lie Come True (2:07), 18. Under It All (2:34), 19. Are You Sincere (2:17), 20. Even The Bad Times Are Good (2:41), 21. High And Dry (2:53), 22. She Gave Her Heart To Jethro (3:32), 23. Music City, U.S.A. (2:33)

Monday, March 26, 2018

Tab Hunter - Young Love & All His Hits (2016)


Pop, Rock, Rock'n'Roll | Mp3 320 kbps | 171 Mb

1. Young Love (2:27), 2. Red Sails in the Sunset (2:24), 3. Ninety Nine Ways (1:46), 4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (2:12), 5. Don't Let It Get Around (2:09), 6. I'm Alone Because I Love You (2:02), 7. Jealous Heart (2:15), 8. My Baby Just Cares for Me (2:37), 9. I Love You, Yes I Do (2:29), 10. (I'll Be with You) In Apple Blossom Time (2:09), 11. There's No Fool Like a Young Fool (2:27), 12. Waiting for Fall (1:42), 13. Moonlight Bay (1:51), 14. Your Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) (2:07), 15. Black Coat (2:01), 16. Hey Good Lookin' (2:04), 17. Wild Side of Life (2:18), 18. My Devotion (2:18), 19. The Way You Look Tonight (2:21), 20. You Cheated (2:11), 21. Oh Happy Day (2:26), 22. Kiss Her One Time for Me (2:38), 23. Bye, Bye Love (2:22), 24. She's Not That Kind (1:48), 25. But I Do (2:09), 26. It's the Bottle Talking (2:00), 27. I Want to Be with You Always (2:26), 28. I'll Never Be Free (3:10), 29. I Ain't Got Nobody (1:58), 30. Let's Pretend There Is a Moon (2:17), 31. After You've Gone (2:24), 32. Funny (2:45)

VA - Wild One ~ The Cameo-Parkway Story (2013)


Doo Wop, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 296 Mb

CD 1
1. The Rocky Fellers - Long Tall Sally (2:14)
2. Mike Miller, Jack Casey & The Star Mountain Boys - Don't Mess Up My Hair (2:10)
3. Ray Vernon - I'm Countin' On You (2:09)
4. Carl & The Commanders - Farmer John (2:15)
5. Charlie Gracie - Butterfly (2:24)
6. The Dovells - Bristol Stomp (2:20)
7. Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time (2:32)
8. Bobby Rydell - Kissin' Time (2:12)
9. The Applejacks - Mexican Hat Rock (2:04)
10. Temptations - Birds 'n' Bees (2:17)
11. The Rays - Silhouettes (2:44)
12. Don Covay - The Popeye Waddle (2:30)
13. The Dream Girls - Don't Break My Heart (2:29)
14. George Young & The Rockin' Bocs - The Sneak (2:32)
15. Charlie Gracie - Fabulous (2:19)
16. Jerry Arnold & The Rhythm Captains - Race for Time (1:58)
17. Rick & The Masters - Flame of Love (2:53)
18. John Zacherie - Dinner With Drac' (2:58)
19. Chubby Checker - The Twist (2:37)
20. The Orlons - I'll Be True (2:31)
21. The Philadelphians - I Missed Her (2:05)
22. Ray Rush - So What (2:30)
23. The Skyliners - Three Coins in the Fauntain (2:19)
24. Wayne Handy - So Much to Remember (2:33)
25. Dina Raye - Little White Diamonds (2:21)

CD 2
1. Bobby Rydell - Wild One (2:23)
2. The Orlons - Don't Hang Up (2:19)
3. The Dovells - Do The New Continental (2:39)
4. Charlie Gracie - Wanderin' Eyes (2:26)
5. The Rays - Daddy Cool (2:42)
6. Paul Hampton - Maybe Tomorrow (2:11)
7. The Storey Sisters - Bad Motorcycle (1:58)
8. Madman' Jones - 'Jess' One Mo' Time (2:03)
9. Donnie Elbert - Set My Heart At Ease (3:40)
10. The Applejacks - Rocka Conga (2:20)
11. The Turbans - When You Dance (2:56)
12. Chubby Checker - The Hucklebuck (2:32)
13. Ray Vernon - Evil Angel (2:18)
14. Dee Dee Sharp - Gravy (For My Mashed Potatos) (2:06)
15. Pookie Hudson & The Spaniels - Turn Out The Lights (2:23)
16. Jo Ann Campbell - I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain (2:43)
17. Charlie Gracie - Cool Baby (1:38)
18. Denny Mela - Forget My Past (2:00)
19. Georgie Young & The Rockin' Bocs - Two Weeks With Pay (2:11)
20. The Playboys - Over The Weekends (2:41)
21. The Philadelphians - The Vow (1:56)
22. The Sequins - The Mountains (2:10)
23. Mike Pedicin Quintet - Shake A Hand (2:51)
24. The Roomates - Sunday King Of Love (2:26)
25. The Four Of A Kind - You Were Made T'Love (2:25)

Roy Black - Meine Filme (2001)


Pop, Schlager | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 319 Mb

CD 1, 1. Meine Liebe Zu Dir (2:53), 2. Bleib Bei Mir (3:02), 3. Wunderbar Ist Die Welt (2:34), 4. Du Bist Da (3:02), 5. Dein Schönstes Geschenk (2:48), 6. Ich Bin So Gern Bei Dir (3:21), 7. Die Show Beginnt (3:28), 8. Nur Du (3:17), 9. Mein Schönster Traum (3:15), 10. Wenn Du Bei Mir Bist (3:51), 11. Ich Hab' Geträumt, Das Glück Kam Heut' Zu Mir (3:16), 12. Märchen Aus Der Kinderzeit (3:20), 13. Die Königskinder (3:29), 14. Unendlich Ist Die Liebe (3:40), 15. Für Dich Allein (2:50), 16. Schön Ist Es Auf Der Welt Zu Sein (3:25), 17. Keine Zehn Pferde (3:05), 18. Wo Bist Du (3:32), 19. Eine Liebesgeschichte (3:31)

CD 2, 1. Dein Schönstes Geschenk (2:48), 2. Für Dich Allein (2:50), 3. Schön Ist Es Auf Der Welt Zu Sein (3:25), 4. Eine Rose Schenk Ich Dir (3:09), 5. Ave Maria (3:29), 6. Weisst Du Noch (2:59), 7. Träume In Samt Und Seide (3:38), 8. Ich Liebe Die Welt (3:06), 9. Grün Ist Die Heide (3:05), 10. Rose Weiss, Rose Rot (2:48), 11. Auf Der Lüneburger Heide (2:00), 12. Bella Marie (3:02), 13. Liebe Is Kein Märchen (3:39), 14. Horch Was Kommt Von Draussen Rein (2:13), 15. Heile, Heile Gänschen (1:39), 16. Verliebt Und Froh Und Heiter (3:23), 17. Guten Abend Gute Nacht (2:52), 18. Hier Und Mit Dir (2:38), 19. Hoch Auf Dem Gelben Wagen (2:42), 20. Meine Freunde Sind Die Pferde (3:19), 21. Ach Wie Ist's Denn Möglich (3:03), 22. Alle Warten Auf Das Glück (3:33), 23. Ich Will Dich Nicht Verlieren (3:15), 24. Da Er Der Skjönt A Vaere Til (3:26), 25. Da är Det Skönt Att Finnas Till (3:26)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

David Bowie - The Deram Anthology 1966-1968 (1997)


Pop Rock,Psychedelic Rock | Mp3 320 kbps | 191 Mb

...This ain't rock'n'roll! This is...well, what exactly? This is a definitive collection of Bowie's releases for Deram in 1966 and 1967. DB was listening to the Velvet Underground, Scott Walker, and The Mothers of Invention at this time but these songs seem more influenced by music hall and big bands of the '20s and '30s, with waltz tempos aplenty and lots of oompah-ing brass arrangements! There's some twee psychedelia on "Sell Me A Coat" and "Ching A Ling", ultra-fey teen pop on "Love You Till Tuesday" and some semi-autobiographical cynical vignettes of Swinging London "Join The Gang", "Maid Of Bond Street" and "London Boys".For the most part, however, it's like Listen With Mother hosted by Edgar Allen Poe. Beneath the rinky-dink arrangements are songs about a lonely bombardier who befriends two children and is run out of town as a suspected paedophile; a woman who drags up as a man to join the army; and a future in which the government has enforced mass abortion, suicide and sterilisation to stop the population explosion!There's also some poignant songs that yearn for an idyllic childhood that never was - "Come And Buy My Toys" and the brilliant "There Is A Happy Land" (a forerunner of "After All" on MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD).Bowie's continual interest in Buddhism ("Quicksand", "Seven Years In Tibet") makes its first appearance here with "Silly Boy Blue".The stand out song is "Please Mr Gravedigger",a spoken word monologue about a gravedigger who is digging a grave for the child-murderer he is contemplating killing! The only backing is a FX tape of a storm, DB stomping on a tray full of gravel, and a very convincing 'fake sneeze' ("Scuse me"). Outstanding, wierd and his first 'acting' role.You can have fun spotting ideas and themes that Bowie has recycled on later occasions. Never one to waste an idea, the bass riff in the middle of "Join The Gang" (itself ripped off from "Gimme Some Lovin'") reappeared on "Strangers When We Meet", thirty years later; and "Ching A Ling"s melody was reworked as the synthesiser part on "Saviour Machine" from THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD.Oh, and "The Laughing Gnome" is on there too. The Bowie song no one will admit to liking, but we all secretly know all the words!This album will make you wonder where David would be know if he had never discovered The Velvet Underground, Neitzsche and the influences that shaped his 1970s work. One thing's for sure, I'd rather listen to this CD than "Tonight" any day!



1. Rubber Band (Single Version) (2:05), 2. The London Boys (3:22), 3. The Laughing Gnome (3:03), 4. The Gospel According To Tony Day (2:50), 5. Uncle Arthur (2:09), 6. Sell Me A Coat (3:00), 7. Rubber Band (2:19), 8. Love You Till Tuesday (3:11), 9. There Is A Happy Land (3:14), 10. We Are Hungry Men (2:59), 11. When I Live My Dream (3:23), 12. Little Bombardier (3:26), 13. Silly Boy Blue (3:53), 14. Come And Buy My Toys (2:09), 15. Join The Gang (2:19), 16. She's Got Medals (2:25), 17. Maid Of Bond Street (1:44), 18. Please Mr. Gravedigger (2:39), 19. Love You Till Tuesday (Single Version) (3:01), 20. Did You Ever Have A Dream (2:08), 21. Karma Man (3:05), 22. Let Me Sleep Beside You (3:26), 23. In The Heat Of The Morning (2:58), 24. Ching-A-Ling (2:04), 25. Sell Me A Coat (Single Version) (2:53), 26. When I Live My Dream (3:51), 27. Space Oddity (3:46)

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