Aretha Sings The Blues

John Lee Hooker - Sings The Blues (1961) & Sings Blues (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600843 rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - Sings The Blues (1961) & Sings Blues (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600843 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 359 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 47 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered
© 1960-61, 2014 Crown / King / Soul Jam Records | 600843
Blues / Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues / Blues Revival

John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of Detroit blues. Often called the “King of the Boogie,” Hooker's driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues. This quintessential release includes two albums from the beginning of his career: Sings the Blues (Crown 1961) and Sings Blues (King 1960). Although the two records share nearly identical titles, each contains a different and excellent track list. The former LP features great electric numbers such as “Hug and Squeeze (You),” “Good Rockin' Mama,” and “The Syndicate,” while the latter contains Hooker's solo recordings originally issued on the Modern label. Both albums have been remastered and packaged together in this very special collector's edition, which also includes 5 bonus tracks from the same period.
John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records 263481 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 425 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered
© 1961-62, 2014 Vee Jay / Chess / Hoodoo Records | 263481
Blues / Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues / Blues Revival

John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of the Detroit blues tradition. Often called the “King of the Boogie,” Hooker's driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues. His thunderous electric guitar sounded raw, while his basic technique was riveting.
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.
T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues / Singing The Blues (1999) 2LP in 1CD

T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues / Singing The Blues (1999) 2LP in 1CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 138 Mb
Genre: Electric Texas Blues, Jump Blues | Label: BGO Records | # BGOCD461 | Time: 01:04:04

This contains straight-up reissues of two of T-Bone's Imperial albums, themselves merely collections of the original 78s. Everything on these 24 sides was recorded between 1950 and 1954 – not as trailblazing a period as the one from 1946 to 1947 on Black and White, but still prime T-Bone by any yardstick. The majority of these sides were cut in Los Angeles, with the exception of the New Orleans-recorded "I'm Still in Love With You" and the Windy City cut of "Bye Bye Baby." Loads of great T-Bone guitar and a cool West Coast sound to most everything on here make this an important addition to anyone's blues collection.

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Feb. 14, 2015
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
English | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1789 Kbps | 712x368 | 23.976 fps | 2.00 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 02:24:00 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (embedded)
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

Born Elinore Harris, Billie Holiday had a difficult teen and young adulthood period, which included working in brothels, both as a cleaning woman and a prostitute, and being raped. Through this difficulty, she dreamed of becoming a jazz singer. She got her initial singing break when she applied at a Harlem club that was looking for a dancer, but where she got hired as a singer. There, she met and fell in love with the suave Louis McKay.

Aretha Franklin - The Early Years (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 21, 2015
Aretha Franklin - The Early Years (2008)

Aretha Franklin - The Early Years (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: R&B, Soul, Gospel, Soul-Jazz | Label: Blue Label/SPV | # SPV 305712 CD | Time: 00:56:30

These days she's known as the Queen of Soul, and indeed has been since she came to the fore belting out such well known hits as 'Respect', 'Chain Of Fools' and 'Say A Little Prayer' in the late '60s, scoring no less than ten Top 10 hits over an 18-month period from 1967-68. The rarely heard but strikingly effective recordings on 'The Early Years' come from a period when Franklin was signed to Columbia Records and offer a unique insight into the development of this amazing artist. Unlike SPV's companion piece, 'Aretha Sings The Blues', which as the title implies concentrates on a selection of blues-based recordings, 'The Early Years' is notable for the range of styles, from pop, blues, jazz, gospel and soul, that the young Franklin was able to instil into her music with the air of a seasoned veteran.

Lady Sings The Blues (1972)  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at Nov. 20, 2014
Lady Sings The Blues (1972)

Lady Sings The Blues (1972)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 02:23:51 | 8.03 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Musical Drama, Showbiz Drama, Biopic

Diana Ross plays the magnificent, tragic song stylist Billie Holiday, who while writhing in a strait jacket in a prison cell, awaiting sentencing on drug charges, reflects on her turbulent life. Raped in her youth by a drunk (Adolph Caesar), then compelled to work as a domestic in a Harlem whorehouse, Holliday is encouraged to try for a singing career by the bordello's pianist (Richard Pryor). She rises as high as it is possible to go in the white-dominated show business world of the 1930s, but can't handle the pressure and turns to narcotics. The film takes several liberties with the 44-year existence of "Lady Day." Among the Billie Holiday standards performed by Ross are "My Man," "I Cried for You," "Lover Man," "Them There Eyes," and the title song.

Everlast - Whitey Ford Sings The Blues (1998) {Repost}  Music

Posted by luckburz at Dec. 1, 2012
Everlast - Whitey Ford Sings The Blues (1998) {Repost}

Everlast - Whitey Ford Sings The Blues
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 360 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Tommy Boy Music # BCD 1236 | Country/Year: UK 1998 | Hip Hop

Saying that Everlast showed a great deal of artistic growth between his first and second solo albums would be a understatement. While 1989/1990's Forever Everlasting was a decent, if uneven, debut, Everlast's second solo album, Whitey Ford Sings the Blues is an amazingly eclectic gem that finds him really pushing himself creatively. Between those two albums, Everlast joined and left House of Pain, which evolved into one of the most distinctive rap groups of the 1990s…

VA - Lady Sings The Blues (2002) 2CD  Music

Posted by firepower at Nov. 29, 2011
VA - Lady Sings The Blues (2002) 2CD

VA - Lady Sings The Blues (2002) 2CD
EAC, FLAC tracks, CUE+LOG - 785 MB | Artwork - 112 MB
Blues | 5% recovery record | Source: Internet - EMI Records

Lady Sings the Blues expands the template of jazz-driven torch songs to embrace soul and '60s pop as well, thus its success at presenting a compilation with depth and variety.

Morgana King - Sings The Blues (1958)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 16, 2017
Morgana King - Sings The Blues (1958)

Morgana King - Sings The Blues (1958)
Jazz, Jazz Vocal | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42 min | 102 MB
Label: Polygram | Rel:1958

Well likely most of us know Morgana from her role as Mama Corleone in the Godfather, but after hearing this album it seems she should be more known for her singing. Morgana's voice is positively stunning and effortless, when she sings softly she practically tickles the ear. There is so much more to her voice than the soft and sultry, she has a really nice depth and richness on lower notes as well. Truly I believe this woman could sing most anything and it would sound lovely…