Betty Davis Columbia Years

Betty Davis - Is It Love Or Desire (2009)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 13, 2017
Betty Davis - Is It Love Or Desire (2009)

Betty Davis - Is It Love Or Desire (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 352 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Light In The Attic | Catalog Number: LITA 047

Whatever the reason that Betty Davis' Is It Love or Desire – also known as Crashin' from Passion – remained unreleased until 2009 no longer matters. Davis remembers a personal rift with Island's Chris Blackwell. Studio In the Country manager Jim Bateman (in Bogalusa, LA) claims the studio was never paid and therefore refused to release the masters to Island, etc. It makes no difference, because hearing this album, a ten-song set that was to be.
Miles Davis - The Columbia Years 1955-1985 [4CD BoxSet] (1988) {Columbia} [repost]

Miles Davis - The Columbia Years 1955-1985 [4CD BoxSet] (1988) {Columbia}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.52 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 612 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 322 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C4K 86569
Jazz / Cool / Modal Music / Fusion / Trumpet

This was the first real attempt by Columbia to make any comprehensive sense of Miles Davis' colossal output for the label. This set, then, was bound to be controversial no matter how it turned out, but even so, Columbia could have done better with a strictly chronological approach. Instead producer/compiler Jeff Rosen had the cockeyed notion of organizing each of the original five LPs around a single theme.

Gwen McCrae - Lay It On Me: The Columbia Years (2010)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Aug. 29, 2016
Gwen McCrae - Lay It On Me: The Columbia Years (2010)

Gwen McCrae - Lay It On Me: The Columbia Years (2010)
R&B, Pop/Rock, Soul | XLD Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (PNG) | 31:31 Min | 284,61 Mb
Label: P&C Records/Reel Music Inc. (US) | Released: 2010, September, 28

While at least one track from this album showed up decades ago on an Epic compilation, the remainder of this album has remained in the Columbia archives until Reel Music had it remastered and release. The sound is incredible - even with some of the tracks in mono, This is the result of Steve Alaimo's production at the AGP studios in Memphis, the Memphis Boys backing (see the Ace album for more detail) supported by the Memphis Horns, and Bill Lacey's remastering. This is a stunning album - strong songs, great production and Gwen McCrae in fine voice. The hits - which are certainly evident 40 years later were buried as Columbia was in the midst of moving to its HBS-inspired black music strategy under the leadership of Clive Davis. This is a great addition to any 70s soul library.
Tyrone Davis - Give It Up (Turn It Loose): The Very Best Of The Columbia Years (2005)

Tyrone Davis - Give It Up (Turn It Loose): The Very Best Of The Columbia Years (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 508 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soul, Funk, Quiet Storm | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # CK 90868 | Time: 01:12:27

This 15-track compilation gathers the best of Chicago soul singer Tyrone Davis' Columbia recordings from 1976 to 1981. Cut after Davis made his career defining soul hits for Dakar in the '60s, he scored a few more chart toppers including the upbeat, disco era tracks "Give it Up, Turn it Loose, "This I Swear," and "Get On Up (Disco)." But it's the lush, Quiet Storm material represented exceptionally well on "In the Mood," "Lets be Closer Together" and "Close to You," (not the Carpenters tune), that finds the vocalist in his true element. This is a good introductory retrospective from this romantic soul master and the perfect companion to 20 Greatest Hits which focuses on his Dakar material.
Frank Sinatra - The Best Of The Columbia Years 1943-1952 (4 CD) (1995)

Frank Sinatra - The Best Of The Columbia Years 1943-1952 (4 CD) (1995)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4 CDs - 97 Tracks | 4:57:29 | 692 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Columbia

This four-disc, 97-track collection compiles the highlights of the first major period of Frank Sinatra's solo career, beginning with 1943's "Close To You," and ending with 1952's "Why Try to Change Me Now." Sinatra was the preeminent singing idol of American teenagers (the female ones, at least) during this period, thanks to the dreamily smooth crooning style he exhibits here on "People Will Say We're in Love," "I Should Care," "Embraceable You," and dozens of others. Sometimes the still-callow singer isn't up to the material ("Ol' Man River"), sometimes the material isn't worthy of the singer ("The Hucklebuck"), and Sinatra would certainly go on to greater artistic achievements during his Capitol and Reprise years. Still, this box set is an absolutely essential purchase for any self-respecting Sinatra fan.
Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates - Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook (2015)

Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates - Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 455 Mb | Covers & Booklet (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 100 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Funk-Rock, Rock, Blues-Rock, R&B | J&R Adventures #JRA51158

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates have teamed up with American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to release an album of Betty Davis covers called Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook. Scheduled for release on 2/24/15, it explores tracks from Davis sexy, raw funk records of the early 70s. Betty Davis s unique story is still fairly unknown. She married Miles Davis in the late 60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix…
Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates - Ooh Yea!: The Betty Davis Songbook (feat. Joe Bonamassa) (2015)

Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates - Ooh Yea!: The Betty Davis Songbook (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
Blues Rock, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:09 min | 143 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: J&R Adventures | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2015

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates have teamed up with American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to release an album of Betty Davis covers called Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook. Scheduled for release on 2/24/15, it explores tracks from Davis sexy, raw funk records of the early 70s.
Grover Washington, Jr. - Prime Cuts: The Columbia Years 1987-1999 (1999) [Japanese Reissue 2001] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Grover Washington, Jr. - Prime Cuts: The Columbia Years 1987-1999 (1999) [Japanese Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:35 minutes | Scans included | 2,15 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,39 GB
Thelonious Monk - The Columbia Years '62-'68 [3CD BoxSet] (2001) {Columbia}

Thelonious Monk - The Columbia Years '62-'68 [3CD BoxSet] (2001) {Columbia}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.25 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 495 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 222 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2001 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 5099751 76882 1
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Piano

This aptly titled triple-disc compilation examines Thelonious Monk's final years as an active recording artist. The Columbia Years: 1962-1968 is a superior primer for those seeking a thorough overview of this fertile, expressive, and oft-maligned period of Monk's career. In addition to embracing the bright moments from Monk's early- to mid-'60s studio and live releases, compilation producer Orrin Keepnews – Thelonious' original recording producer during his formidable tenure on the Riverside label – has included several restored performances and a few previously unissued pieces as well.
Frank Sinatra - The Best Of The Columbia Years 1943-1952 (6CD) (1998)

Frank Sinatra - The Best Of The Columbia Years 1943-1952 (6CD) (1998)
MP3 192 Kbps | 588.2 Mb
Jazz | 6CD

Only Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson can rival Frank Sinatra for biggest-selling solo artist of all time. His jazz-influenced singing remained internationally renowned whatever whims, fashions or innovations were introduced by new generations. In a solo career that included over 70 albums and hundreds of singles, from the late-30s until the mid-90s, Sinatra remained universally loved even as rock, pop and electronic musical styles were invented and widely popularised. As well as his incredibly successful musical career, Sinatra hosted TV and radio shows, and was also an Academy Award-winning