Alan Merrill

Alan Merrill - Double Shot Rocks (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 13, 2015
Alan Merrill - Double Shot Rocks (2003)

Alan Merrill - Double Shot Rocks (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 517 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B | Label: Geltoob Records | # GEL009 | Time: 01:08:21

Anyone who ever clocked Alan Merrill's vocals with glam rock geniuses The Arrows back in the mid-1970s, and thought they detected a hint of American R&B lounging around the edges, probably wrote it off as a trick of the light. Certainly, they could never have expected Merrill to follow through (eventually) with this, a 23-song tribute album to Arthur Alexander and Otis Blackwell, recorded with ex-Yankees frontman Jon Tiven, and dropping so neatly into the very heart of the songs that one wonders precisely what else Merrill has tucked away in his quiver. First and foremost, Double Shot Rocks' closest living relative is Denny Laine's Wings-powered tribute to Buddy Holly, Holly Days. There's the same sense of simply rolling through the songs for fun, of relaxing into the words and rhythms, and of caring less for slickness and studio trickery than for the sheer joy of singing and playing such great songs.

Helen Merrill - Bossa Nova In Tokyo (1993)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 11, 2018
Helen Merrill - Bossa Nova In Tokyo (1993)

Helen Merrill - Bossa Nova In Tokyo (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 199.04 Mb | 35:08 | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: JVC Compact Discs - VICJ 23173

The third album recorded in Japan by Helen Merrill with the Sadao Watanabe Quintet featuring Masabumi Kikuchi, Isao Suzuki & Masahiko Togashi, arranger Norio Maeda plus strings ensemble. The band replays the Bossa Nova's greatest hits among others, original compositions from the master Antonio Carlos Jobim as So Danço Samba, How Insensitive or Agua Di Beber, just as some Japanese Pop (Yume Wa Yoru Hiraku, Shinjite Itai) & Jazz standards (Fly Me To The Moon, The Shadow Of Your Smile). All tracks arranged by Norio Maeda (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12) & Sadao Watanabe (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10), recorded at Victor Studios, Tokyo.

Jon Tiven Group - Yes I Ram (1999)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 17, 2018
Jon Tiven Group - Yes I Ram (1999)

Jon Tiven Group - Yes I Ram (1999)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 341.19 Mb | 54:36 | Cover
Rhythm & Blues | Country: USA | Label: New West Records

Renamed the Jon Tiven Group (formerly Jon Tiven's Ego Trip), his second album finds him once again walking the fine line between blues and soul music. With guest appearances from Simon Kirke, Jim Carroll, Peter Wolf, Billy Ray Martin, and Sir Mack Rice, Tiven splits the album between soul tunes and blues with a smattering of rock & roll to spice things up. Like the first album, Tiven wrote most of this with Don Covay, Jim Carroll, and Mick Taylor with the exception of an unreleased Van Morrison tune, "If You Rock Me." A solid effort. Alan Merrill sings.

Helen Merrill - Dream of You (Japan Edition) (1956/1988)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 19, 2018
Helen Merrill - Dream of You (Japan Edition) (1956/1988)

Helen Merrill - Dream of You (Japan Edition) (1956/1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 212.73 Mb | 40:02 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Emarcy/Nippon Grammophon - EJD-3026

One thing that set Helen Merrill apart from other '50s jazz singers was her acutely dramatic vocal style. Her earnest phrasing, elongated notes, and incandescent tone might even strike the contemporary listener as qualities more appropriate for the Broadway stage than a jazz club. On 1955's Dream of You, though, Merrill found reconciliation, sounding both melodramatic and swinging within Gil Evans' darkly spacious, yet economical arrangements. Suitably, torchy ballads are prominent. On the somewhat grandiose side there's "Where Flamingos Fly" and "I'm a Fool to Want You," which find Merrill in a pensive mood amidst a variety of tempo and timbre shifts.
Bob Merrill - Tell Me Your Troubles: Songs By Joe Bushkin, Vol. 1 (2017)

Bob Merrill - Tell Me Your Troubles: Songs By Joe Bushkin, Vol. 1 (2017)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:02 | 115 MB
Label: Accurate Records | Release Year: 2017

Coinciding with the centennial of pianist/composer Joe Bushkin’s birth, the release by trumpeter and singer Bob Merrill of "Tell Me Your Troubles: Songs by Joe Bushkin, Vol. 1" celebrates the musical legacy of a man who was revered by many of America’s foremost entertainers for his wizardry at the keyboard and skills as a tunesmith. He also happened to be Merrill’s father-in-law.

Catching Lightning in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at April 3, 2017
Catching Lightning in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World

Winthrop H. Smith, "Catching Lightning in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World"
ISBN: 1118967607 | 2014 | EPUB | 608 pages | 10 MB
Catching Lightning in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World [Audiobook]

Winthrop H. Smith Jr., Allan Robertson (Narrator), "Catching Lightning in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World"
ASIN: B00QFPR2X2 | 2014 | MP3@64 kbps | ~22:38:00 | 680 MB
Rick Derringer's Rock Spectacular - Live At The Ritz, New York-1982 (2009)

Rick Derringer's Rock Spectacular - Live At The Ritz, New York-1982 (2009)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Angel Air, SJPCD292 | rec: 1982 | 465Mb

Rick Derringer's 1982 Rock Spectacular show was an all-star beanfest featuring guest appearances from Karla DeVito, Ted Nugent, Southside Johnny, Carmine Appice, and Tim Bogart, with every one of them taking a turn in the limelight.

Merrill's Marauders (1962)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Oct. 31, 2015
Merrill's Marauders (1962)

Merrill's Marauders (1962)
English or Spanish (2 audio tracks) | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 2531 Kbps | 708x428 | 25.000 fps | 1.95 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:34:01 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, War, Drama

Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting pitched battles at every strong-point.

Helen Merrill - There Goes My Heart (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 11, 2015
Helen Merrill - There Goes My Heart (2015)

Helen Merrill - There Goes My Heart (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 79:19 min | 185 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Nagel Heyer Records

A fine singer with a warm, expressive voice, Helen Merrill's infrequent recordings tend to be quite special with plenty of surprises and chance-taking. She started singing in public in 1944 and was with the Reggie Childs Orchestra during 1946-1947. Merrill, who was married for a period to clarinetist Aaron Sachs, had opportunities to sit in with some of the top modernists of the time, including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Bud Powell.