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Professor Longhair - Rock 'N' Roll Gumbo (1974) CD Release 1985

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Professor Longhair - Rock 'N' Roll Gumbo (1974) CD Release 1985

Professor Longhair - Rock 'N' Roll Gumbo (1974) CD Release 1985
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:11
New Orleans Blues, New Orleans R&B, Rock & Roll | Label: Dancing Cat | # DD-3006

Recorded in 1974, this album almost never saw the light of day. Fortunately, the master tapes were found and the album was released posthumously. Professor Longhair was a giant in the New Orleans music community, but had not recorded in over ten years when he was convinced to start playing again. From the opening riffs, one can understand the stature of Professor Longhair as a great pianist – he demonstrates that he is equally at home playing rhumba boogie, blues songs, and calypso. He plays New Orleans standards (many penned by himself), but what makes this recording a classic is the chance to hear him play with guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. The interplay of these music veterans is mesmerizing. The piano playing is breathtaking, and has a percussive quality unlike any other player before or since. It is hard to believe that Professor Longhair languished in obscurity for so many years after hearing the jubilance of "Mardi Gras in New Orleans," a song that will have you tapping your feet and hands as if you were in the parade. This album is essential for fans of New Orleans music and those aspiring to be rock & roll pianists.

Night Sun - Mournin' (1972) {200x Aziя}

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Night Sun - Mournin' (1972) {200x Aziя}

Night Sun - Mournin' (1972) {200x Aziя}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 291 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 90 mb
Genre: Krautrock, progressive rock

Mournin' is the 1972 album by Night Sun. This is an illegal pressing made in Russia in 2000-something by Aziя.

Dinkar Kaikini - Inde du Nord (1997; 2013)

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Dinkar Kaikini - Inde du Nord (1997; 2013)

Dinkar Kaikini - Inde du Nord (1997; 2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & artwork | 1:05:14 | 334 MB
World, Indian Classical | Label: Ocora

This is an album of vocal raags from the North Indian classical tradition. As the liner notes explain, classical singing in India is becoming rare and people are turning to archival recordings to satisfy their desire for it. Such a state of affairs makes a contemporary album like this one all the more valuable.

Argent - Argent + Ring Of Hands (1970/1971) {2000, Remastered} RE-UP / New Rip

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Argent - Argent + Ring Of Hands (1970/1971) {2000, Remastered} RE-UP / New Rip

Argent - Argent + Ring Of Hands (1970/1971) {2000, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 538 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 200 Mb
Full Scans ~ 60 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive, Classic Rock | BGO Records #BGOCD480

Argent's back catalog remains in a parlous state 20 years on from the group's peak, with great swathes of the repertoire unavailable on CD, and even some of the band's best-known and loved recordings are still chained up in a vault somewhere. Thankfully, this two-fer rendering of their first two albums is an exception to that sorry rule, as the group's transformation from the logical successors to the Zombies into one of the finest prog bands of the early '70s is traced out across 19 songs, almost any of which would be a shoo-in for some future "best-of" Argent compilation. It is true, of course, that Argent was prone to excess on occasion – what is remarkable is just how naturally the band approached that state, as songs build on their own momentum toward peaks that even the best oiled of the group's peers audibly struggled to approach.

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997

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Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:52
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Crossover Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 54326 2 0

Reuniting with Larry Mizell, the man behind his last three LPs, Donald Byrd continues to explore contemporary soul, funk, and R&B with Places and Spaces. In fact, the record sounds more urban than its predecessor, which often played like a Hollywood version of the inner city. Keeping the Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, and Sly Stone influences of Street Lady, Places and Spaces adds elements of Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder, which immediately makes the album funkier and more soulful. Boasting sweeping string arrangements, sultry rhythm guitars, rubbery bass, murmuring flügelhorns, and punchy horn charts, the music falls halfway between the cinematic neo-funk of Street Lady and the proto-disco soul of Earth, Wind & Fire. Also, the title Places and Spaces does mean something – there are more open spaces within the music, which automatically makes it funkier. Of course, it also means that there isn't much of interest on Places and Spaces for jazz purists, but the album would appeal to most fans of Philly soul, lite funk, and proto-disco.

Sun Ra, Intergalactic Research Arkestra - Planets Of Life Or Death (1973) {Strut}

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Sun Ra, Intergalactic Research Arkestra - Planets Of Life Or Death (1973) {Strut}

Sun Ra, Intergalactic Research Arkestra - Planets Of Life Or Death (1973) {Strut}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 319MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

In celebration of Record Store Day 2015, Strut and Art Yard join forces once more for the first release anywhere of a live Sun Ra performance from Amiens, France in 1973, Planets Of Life Or Death. Recorded direct from the soundboard and mastered from first generation reel to reel, the title is exclusively available for Record Store Day 2015.

Eddie Hazel - Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs (1977) {2006 Collectors' Choice Music}

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Eddie Hazel - Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs (1977) {2006 Collectors' Choice Music}

Eddie Hazel - Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs (1977) {2006 Collectors' Choice Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 230 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 93 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk

Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs is the first and only album American guitarist Eddie Hazel released in his lifetime. Originally released in 1977 on Warner Bros., the P-Funk musician recorded it during the time Parliament recorded Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome and Funkadelic was doing Hardcore Jollies. While he was still part of the musical family, he only played sporadically and perhaps wasn't able to play in the studio or on stage due to his health, which lead to his early death in his early 40's. This CD was released in 2006 by Collectors' Choice Music.

Earl Hines - In New Orleans (1975) {Sarabandas}

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Earl Hines - In New Orleans (1975) {Sarabandas}

Earl Hines - In New Orleans (1975) {Sarabandas}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 335MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 173MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: New Orleans Jazz, Dixieland

Giants of Jazz presents all of the music recorded in New Orleans, LA by 71-year-old Earl Hines on January 30 and 31, 1975. A consistently surprising pianist whose modernistic impulses began to revolutionize how jazz was played during the late '20s and (in solidarity with those of Duke Ellington) led directly to the innovations of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Jaki Byard, Hines sounds entirely at home among friends performing material from the traditional jazz and Dixieland repertoire. The band is excellent, with a front line of trumpeter Wallace Davenport, trombonist Tom Ebert and clarinetist Orange Kellin. The pianist's rhythm section mates were banjoist/guitarist Emanuel Sayles, bassist Lloyd Lambert and drummer Louis Barbarin. Hines sings on "(I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Have None Of My) Jelly Roll" and "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans."

Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days (1975) {2002 Columbia Legacy France} **[RE-UP]**

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Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days (1975) {2002 Columbia Legacy France} **[RE-UP]**

Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days (1975) {2002 Columbia Legacy France}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 235 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 111 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz fusion

The First Seven Days is the 1975 album by jazz keyboardist Jan Hammer. This is the 2002 French pressing released by Columbia Legacy.

Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015

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Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015

Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Guitar Jazz | Label: Think! | # THCD-300 (DQCP-3085) | 00:41:31

Mirror of My Mind is an album by Japanese musician Ryo Kawasaki, released in 1979. It was recorded at Power Station Studios (now called Avatar Studios) in New York City, USA.

Santana - Abraxas (1970) {1998, Remastered & Expanded}

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Santana - Abraxas (1970) {1998, Remastered & Expanded}

Santana - Abraxas (1970) {1998, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 330 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans ~ 41 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Hard Rock / Latin Rock / Jazz Fusion
Columbia / Legacy #COL 489543 2/489543 2/02-489543-10

The San Francisco Bay Area rock scene of the late '60s was one that encouraged radical experimentation and discouraged the type of mindless conformity that's often plagued corporate rock. When one considers just how different Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and the Grateful Dead sounded, it becomes obvious just how much it was encouraged. In the mid-'90s, an album as eclectic as Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec's worst nightmare. But at the dawn of the 1970s, this unorthodox mix of rock, jazz, salsa, and blues proved quite successful. Whether adding rock elements to salsa king Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va," embracing instrumental jazz-rock on "Incident at Neshabur" and "Samba Pa Ti," or tackling moody blues-rock on Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman," the band keeps things unpredictable yet cohesive. Many of the Santana albums that came out in the '70s are worth acquiring, but for novices, Abraxas is an excellent place to start.

Anthony Braxton - What's New In The Tradition (1991) {Steeplechase}

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Anthony Braxton - What's New In The Tradition (1991) {Steeplechase}

Anthony Braxton - What's New In The Tradition (1991) {Steeplechase}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 593 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 219 mb
Genre: jazz, free jazz

What's New In The Tradition is a 1991 compilation CD by American jazz saxophonist Anthony Braxton. it combines two albums he released in 1974 and 1976, In The Tradition and In The Tradition Volume 2 with a few bonus tracks. This comes courtesy of Steeplechase.

Archie Shepp/The New York Contemporary Five - s/t (1972) {1991 Storyville}

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Archie Shepp/The New York Contemporary Five - s/t (1972) {1991 Storyville}

Archie Shepp/The New York Contemporary Five - s/t (1972) {1991 Storyville}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 446 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: jazz

Archie Shepp/The New York Contemporary Five is a self-titled album by Archie Shepp and The New York Contemporary Five, originally released in 1972. The 1972 album was also originally released in 1963 from 1964 recordings, released under the name The New York Contemporary Five. This reissue was released in 1991 by Storyville.

Banchee - s/t//Thinkin' (2001) {Lizard}

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Banchee - s/t//Thinkin' (2001) {Lizard}

Banchee - s/t//Thinkin' (2001) {Lizard}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 525 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 165 mb
Genre: psychedelic rock, hard rock

This is a 2-on-1 CD by the band Banchee featuring their Atlantic self-titled album released in 1969 and 1971's Thinkin' released by Polydor. This gathering was reissued in 2001 by Lizard.

Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World: Alive in '75 (2002) {Columbia}

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Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World: Alive in '75 (2002) {Columbia}

Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World: Alive in '75 (2002) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 531MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 134MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Earth, Wind & Fire were one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the '70s. Conceived by drummer, bandleader, songwriter, kalimba player, and occasional vocalist Maurice White, EWF's all-encompassing musical vision used funk as its foundation, but also incorporated jazz, smooth soul, gospel, pop, rock & roll, psychedelia, blues, folk, African music, and, later on, disco. Lead singer Philip Bailey gave EWF an extra dimension with his talent for crooning sentimental ballads in addition to funk workouts; behind him, the band could harmonize like a smooth Motown group, work a simmering groove like the J.B.'s, or improvise like a jazz fusion outfit. Plus, their stage shows were often just as elaborate and dynamic as George Clinton's P-Funk empire.