Alvin Robinson

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 14, 2018
Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:05
Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues | Label: Memphis International | # DOT 0203

Time traveler Alvin Youngblood Hart's albums have darted from crusty Delta fingerpicking and hollering to Hendrixian hellfire to crunchy, primal rockin' blues, all with the ring of authority that comes from complete commitment to the music. This time, he's set the wayback machine to the early '30s, using guitars, mandolin, banjo, and a lot of heart to interpret tunes by Son House, Charley Patton, Skip James, Leadbelly, and others. Somehow, the dust of old Mississippi, the state where the Oakland-born musician now resides, seems to have gotten into his blood. Hart sounds like Parchman Farm's newest inmate as he wails and moans through "How Long Before I Can Change My Clothes," plucking notes from a National resonator guitar. Chiming out chords and quick runs on banjo, he makes Odetta's "Chilly Winds" seem like they're carrying the voices of lost ghosts, recounting their lives of misery under Jim Crow's wing. Hart tends to take many of these classics, like Patton's "Tom Rushen Blues" and Leadbelly's "Alberta," at slightly slower tempos, which gives him more time to squeeze gut emotions from his lightly graveled phrases and lets his pluck-and-drone playing work its hypnotic effect. Stark and impressive for the power Hart generates alone, this may be the acoustic blues album of the year.

Smokey Robinson - Time Flies When You're Having Fun (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 29, 2018
Smokey Robinson - Time Flies When You're Having Fun (2009)

Smokey Robinson - Time Flies When You're Having Fun (2009)
featuring Carlos Santana, Joss Stone and India.Arie

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
R&B, Soul, Pop-Soul | Label: Robso Records | # 8 51404 00200 4 | 00:57:25

The time that has flown is Smokey's 50 years in the business, but it could just as well refer to the number of years since Robinson has released a smooth soul album: almost 20 full years! Smokey, of course, has stayed active during the interim, both on-stage and on record, but Time Flies When You're Having Fun marks a return to the coolly simmering quiet storm that was his stock in trade during the '70s and '80s. Apart from production techniques, not much has changed in Smokey's music during the time off, either: this is still smooth, unhurried soul that vacillates between elegance and supper-club classiness. Of course, since these are two sides of the same coin, they fit together seamlessly, with the only question being whether the immaculately polished music veers toward the corny, but whenever it does, Smokey's impeccably tailored vocals steer it back to toward the sweetly romantic. After all these years, Smokey still makes it all seem easy – so easy that it's puzzling why he hasn't made a record like this in so long, because as this comforting, velvety album proves, nobody does it better than he.
Alvin Lee - Alvin Lee & Co.: Live At The Academy Of Music, New York, 1975 (2017)

Alvin Lee - Alvin Lee & Co.: Live At The Academy Of Music, New York, 1975 (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 543 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 206 MB | 02:28:01
Blues Rock, Blues Jazz | Label: Rainman Records

Alvin’s blistering performance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 is considered by many as the pinnacle of his career. The eleven-minute number ‘I’m Going Home’ was to become Ten Years After’s signature song and was prominently featured in the Woodstock movie released the following year. However, feeling increasingly confined within the band’s musical style, Alvin was soon looking for new challenges to express his creative versatility. For his first project, he recorded the studio album ‘On The Road To Freedom’ with gospel singer Mylon LeFevre. Shortly after (in response to a dare by a friend) he assembled a nine-piece band for a one-off performance at London’s legendary Rainbow Theatre on March 22, 1974.
Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007) [Repost]

Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6798 | 01:02:44

The piano may not be the ideal medium for capturing the expressive possibilities of Glass' style of minimalism, but pianist Bruce Brubaker selects pieces that work well on the instrument. Part of the problem with hearing Glass on the piano is forgetting the sound of his ensemble, and the variety of colors (and volume) they have imparted to similar music. Brubaker begins his recital of works by Glass and Alvin Curran with his transcription of "Knee Play 4" from Einstein on the Beach. It is in fact a lovely piece on the piano if one can put the spectacular power and tonal range of the instrumental version out of one's mind. "Opening" from Glassworks, originally scored for piano, works beautifully on the instrument, and flows as naturally as the C major Prelude from Book I of The Well Tempered Clavier. The two pieces by Curran, Hope Street Tunnel Blues III and Inner Cities II, use a syntax similar to Glass, with a more dissonant tonal vocabulary. Hope Street Tunnel Blues III has ample kinetic energy that gives it an exhilarating momentum.

Alvin Lee - Pump Iron! (1975/2016) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 8, 2018
Alvin Lee - Pump Iron! (1975/2016) [Official Digital Download]

Alvin Lee - Pump Iron! (1975/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 46:37 minutes | 572 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The guitar maestro in cracking form on this hard rocking but richly varied album, which was Alvin’s first studio set after the break up of group Ten Years After. After many years on the road, he was in a mood to find freedom and work out with new musical mates, and as a result ‘Pump Iron’ is packed with fine performances. It was made at Alvin’s home studio in 1975 with keyboard player Tim Hinkley.

Alvin Rides Again (1974)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 22, 2017
Alvin Rides Again (1974)

Alvin Rides Again (1974)
DVDRip | AVI | 720x576 | DivX @ 1060 Kbps | English MP3 @ 128 Kbps | 87 min | 749 Mb
Genre: Comedy

Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol, stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy.
Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6776 | Time: 01:19:06

Bruce Brubaker artistic skill and understanding of this music is beyond reproach and will thrill any fan of the collected composers work on this CD. The sound quality is outstanding as well. Bruce Brubaker has recorded two CDs on the Arabesque label in a continuing series exploring modern American piano music. The most recent, Inner Cities, was released in September 2003, and includes Brubaker's transcription of Pat Nixon's aria from Adams's opera, Nixon in China. The previous CD, Glass Cage , with pieces by Glass and Cage, was named one of the ten best releases of 2000 by The New Yorker magazine.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Chroma, Grace, Takademe, Revelations (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Chroma, Grace, Takademe, Revelations (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33941 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 94 min+7min (bonus) | 29,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 2141 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 94 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major

You don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it. Experience this electrifying modern dance program that includes four audience favourites: Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous Chroma with a score by Jack White and Joby Talbot; Ronald K. Brown’s powerful Grace, with music by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis Jr., and Fela Kuti; Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying Takademe; and Alvin Ailey’s beloved Revelations: “one of the great works of the human spirit” (New York Times) – that will rock your soul.
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes (repost)

Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham, "Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0375863354, 0375873694 | 192 pages | epub | 8,8 MB
Spike Robinson & Al Cohn Quintet - Henry B. Meets Alvin G. Once In A Wild (1987)

Spike Robinson & Al Cohn Quintet - Henry B. Meets Alvin G. Once In A Wild (1987)
Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 67 min | 155 MB
Label: Capri Records | Rel:1987

After working as an engineer for 34 years, Spike Robinson finally became a full-time musician late in 1985. This outing with fellow tenor Al Cohn and a rhythm section comprised of pianist Richard Wyands, bassist Steve La Spina and drummer Akira Tana finds Robinson holding his own with his better-known sidemen. The two tenors had similar but complementary styles (Cohn's tone at this point in time was deeper and darker than Spike's), and their interplay and occasional tradeoffs are delightful. In addition to some standards, they perform Miles Davis' "Sippin' at Bells," Bob Brookmeyer's "Rustic Hop" and Johnny Mandel's "Low Life" on this easily recommended LP.