The first compilation conceived by Deep Purple as opposed to the band's record company, and it's a flawless representation of the band's Mark II identity at its very best. The Made in Japan double live album consumes much of the single LP's body weight – the epic renditions of "Smoke on the Water," "Child in Time," and "Strange Kind of Woman" are, after all, among Deep Purple's most resonant moments. With "Woman from Tokyo," "Fireball," and "Never Before" peeling off singles, and "Speed King" excerpted from Deep Purple in Rock, 24 Carat Purple is truly a gold-plated depiction of the band at its all-time peak, before Ian Gillan and Roger Glover went their separate ways and an entire new journey kicked off with Burn.
24 Carat Gold is a best-of album by German techno group Scooter, featuring 24 gold-selling songs from 1994 until its release date on 4 November 2002. Many of the songs on the album are digitally remastered versions, with some of the songs being shortened as to fit all of the tracks on the album…
John Lee Hooker was born in the deep south, in Clarksdale, Mississippi and had stays in several other important blues cities such as Memphis before he came to Detroit, where he became the preeminent bluesman of the city with his 1948 release Boogie Chillen'. Afterwards Hooker would record under various aliases so he could use different labels without legal trouble and be able to release his huge stash of songs quickly.
His output during the 50's and 60's was remarkable, both as a solo act (like Boogie Chillen') and with bands, as evidenced by his hit "Boom Boom". In the 70's Hooker recorded with the LA blues band Canned Heat in Hooker 'n Heat, a cross-generational collaboration that worked because Canned Heat were electric imitatator's of Hooker's boogie style.
Sessions is Union Square Music’s 2CD urban and dance music range. Aimed at both the hardened dance music fan and the impulse purchaser, each Sessions title is packed full of hit singles, big club tracks and a choice selection of forgotten gems and underground classics picked out by our expert crate-digging compilers. Strong generic packaging including an outer slipcase, informative sleeve notes and a low price in the shops have made Sessions one of our most popular labels.
These 24-carat gold CD, characterized by exceptionally clear record. This is the result of the use and NoNOISE "SASS" (Sound Analysis and Synthesis System).
Since the first volume of Blaxploitation used most of the obvious picks for this kind of compilation, the compilers of this volume are left free to make plenty of fresh choices. As a result, Blaxploitation, Vol. 2: The Sequel boasts plenty of enticing rarities like "Let's Clean Up the Ghetto" by the Philadelphia All-Stars, a funky message tune voiced by a collection of the stars from the Philadelphia-International label (including Lou Rawls and Teddy Pendergrass). Another fine rarity is the album-length version of the Temptations' classic "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone": At 11-plus minutes, this slickly orchestrated slice of ghetto realism plays out like an urban symphony.
Duke Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category. He remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music and is widely considered as one of the twentieth century's best known African American personalites. As both a composer and a band leader, Ellington's reputation has increased since his death, with thematic repackagings of his signature music often becoming best-sellers…