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The Isley Brothers - Go For Your Guns (1977) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 24, 2018
The Isley Brothers - Go For Your Guns (1977) {Columbia}

The Isley Brothers - Go For Your Guns (1977) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 206MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

This history-making family, even with all the success it's had, the critical acclaim, and the adoration of its loyal fans, is still probably the most under-rated act of the "rock era." It sounds like a pretty bold statement, but think about it. How influential were songs like "Shout," "Twist And Shout," "This Old Heart Of Mine," and "It's Your Thing"? And that was before phase II of the Isleys story began. Now add to the list "That Lady," "Fight The Power," and "For The Love Of You." This was a living legend of a group at the time "Go For Your Guns" was released in 1977. Yes, 1975's "The Heat is On" topped the pop chart, but for my money, "Go For Your Guns" is the ultimate Isleys experience.
Miles Davis - In Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk Vol.2 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Miles Davis - In Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco Vol.2 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3964}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 412 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 144 Mb
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© 1961, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3964
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with new liner notes. This cd is the second of 2 put out to chronicle Miles' stay at the Blackhawk in San Francisco in 1961. After a period of transition which included the sometimes uneven results of the "Someday My Prince Will Come" lp, Miles' working band of Hank Mobley on tenor sax, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers, bass, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, were coming together as a tight unit. Both dates of the Blackhawk shows are prime examples of the greatness of this working group.

Tony Bennett - MTV Unplugged (1994) {Columbia CK 66214}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 21, 2018
Tony Bennett - MTV Unplugged (1994) {Columbia CK 66214}

Tony Bennett - MTV Unplugged (1994) {Columbia CK 66214}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 395 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 149 Mb
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© 1994 Columbia / MTV / Sony Music | CK 66214
Jazz / Vocal Jazz

Of course, Tony Bennett never was "plugged in," so the concept here is redundant, but what the hell. It's been a while since a Tony Bennett live album, and he's always terrific in concert. Certainly, he is here, singing 22 pop standards, including many of his hits and many other songs he's made his own. Elvis Costello and k.d. lang drop by, but they're feeding off Bennett's energy and star power, not the other way around. The album may be part of a successful marketing plan, but forget that and revel in the singing of a masterful song interpreter still, after 40 years, at the top of his game.
Miles Davis - In Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk Vol.1 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Miles Davis - In Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco Vol.1 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3963}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 416 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 178 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3963
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with new liner notes. The first of two sets recorded during a weekend in 1961 features the Miles Davis Quintet at a period of time when Hank Mobley was on tenor and the rhythm section was comprised of pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. What is most remarkable is the way Kelly fits into this particular blend of the Miles band. Kelly's interplay with Chambers is especially brilliant, because his sense of blues phrasing inside counterpoint harmony is edgy and large, with left-hand chords in the middle register rather than sharp right-hand runs to accentuate choruses.
Chicken Shack - Forty Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed And Ready To Serve (1968) {1994 Blue Horizon/Columbia}

Chicken Shack - Forty Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed And Ready To Serve (1968) {1994 Blue Horizon/Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 234 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 89 mb
Genre: blues rock, classic rock

Forty Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed And Ready To Serve is the debut studio album by the British blues band Chicken Shack, says Wikipedia. It was recorded in the winter of 1968 and released around the time summer approched. The band featured organized Christine Perfect, who would leave the group with their follow-up album and become Christine McVie when she married Fleetwood mac bassist John McVie. Chicken Shack and Fleetwood Mac knew each other by being labelmates. Blue Horizon Records originally released this, who remastered and reissued it for compact disc in 1994 through Columbia as part of the Rewind series.

Chicken Shack - 100 Ton Chicken (1969) {1994 Blue Horizon/Columbia}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 20, 2018
Chicken Shack - 100 Ton Chicken (1969) {1994 Blue Horizon/Columbia}

Chicken Shack - 100 Ton Chicken (1969) {1994 Blue Horizon/Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 276 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 100 mb
Genre: blues rock, classic rock

100 Ton Chicken is the 1969 album by British blues rock band Chicken Shack. This was the second of two albums released in 1969, the first after the departure of organized Christine Perfect (McVie). Originally released by Blue Horizon, this was remastered and reissued through Columbia.

Miles Davis - Big Fun (1974) {2CD Columbia C2K 63973 rel 2000}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 20, 2018
Miles Davis - Big Fun (1974) {2CD Columbia C2K 63973 rel 2000}

Miles Davis - Big Fun (1974) {2CD Columbia C2K 63973 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 851 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 334 Mb
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© 1969-72, 2000 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C2K 63973
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Trumpet

Despite the presence of classic tracks like Joe Zawinul's "Great Expectations," Big Fun feels like the compendium of sources it is. These tracks are all outtakes from other sessions, most notably Bitches Brew, On the Corner, and others. The other element is that many of these tracks appeared in different versions elsewhere. These were second takes, or the unedited takes before producer Teo Macero and Miles were able to edit them, cut and paste their parts into other things, or whatever. That is not to say the album should be dismissed.
Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4005~6}

Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4005~6}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 346 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 189 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 199 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1947, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4005~6 | Mono
Jazz / Classic Jazz / Early Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Swing

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the key turning points of Louis Armstrong's career occurred at the Town Hall concert fully documented on this two-CD set, a reissue of the earlier two-LP release. Armstrong, who had been leading a big band for 18 years, was showcased with some musical friends who were all very complementary players (including trombonist Jack Teagarden, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko and cornetist Bobby Hackett), and the results were so exciting that Armstrong soon broke up his orchestra to form a similar all-star sextet.

Djavan - Puzzle Of Hearts (1990) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 17, 2018
Djavan - Puzzle Of Hearts (1990) {Columbia}

Djavan - Puzzle Of Hearts (1990) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 227MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, MPB

1990s Puzzle of Hearts is an album surprisingly similar to both Djavan and Oceano (both released in 1989), all of which are on Columbia Records, no less. In fact, no less than seven of the nine tracks on Djavan and Oceano (which are essentially the same album) make up the bulk of Puzzle of Hearts. The new tracks here are the title track, a soft sort of MPB in English, "Being Cool," another English number with a bouncier samba-based rhythm to it, and "Amazon Farewell," one more English work with a thumping bassline underneath a more exotic melody. While the album isn't necessarily particularly original when compared to the items released only a year prior, it's a nice piece of work.

Djavan - Nao E Azul, Mas E Mar (1987) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 17, 2018
Djavan - Nao E Azul, Mas E Mar (1987) {Columbia}

Djavan - Nao E Azul, Mas E Mar (1987) {Columbia}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 244MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, MPB

Não É Azul, Mas É Mar é o oitavo álbum de estúdio do músico, cantor e compositor brasileiro Djavan, lançado em 1987 pela Columbia. Gravado em Los Angeles nos Estados Unidos, foi lançado no Brasil, Estados Unidos, Japão e em alguns países da Europa, sendo que nos três últimos países o álbum foi lançado na versão em inglês, intitulada Bird of Paradise. Os principais hits do álbum são "Soweto", "Me Leve" e "Dou-Não-Dou" (um dos principais hits do álbum, selecionado para entrar na trilha sonora da telenovela brasileira Mandala, em 1987) e alguns outros de destaque entre público e crítica: "Florir", "Maçã", "Doidice" e "Carnaval do Rio".