The Skiffle Sessions

Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan, Chris Barber - The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast (2000)

Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan, Chris Barber - The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast (2000)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Exile, 7243 8 48307 2 4 | rec: 1998 | 320Mb

Van Morrison probably chose to give a pair of skiffle concerts in November, 1998 not because he was nostalgic, but because he has genuine love for this music. At least, that's the impression The Skiffle Sessions gives. It's a cheerfully old-fashioned yet curiously fresh album. By skipping "Rock Island Line," the style's best-known tune, and emphasizing the music's foundation in American folk, blues, and jazz, they wind up revitalizing skiffle while paying homage to it.

Deni Hines - The Soul Sessions (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 19, 2016
Deni Hines - The Soul Sessions (2016)

Deni Hines - The Soul Sessions (2016)
Soul, Neo Soul, Funk, RnB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:51 | 119 MB
Label: Bitchin' Productions Pty | Release Year: 2016

he Soul Sessions is the fourth studio album from Australian singer/songwriter Deni Hines. The album is Deni's love letter to some of the musical artists who helped to shape her love of soul/funk music, and indeed her career. The album includes tracks originally recorded by King Kurtis, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, Jill Scott, Erma Franklin, Stevie Wonder & Bread. It includes 3 original tracks co-written by Deni, including the lead single 'What About Love' - a homage to Motown with an irresistible chorus & hooks galore. 'I Got Your Back' and 'Runnin' are also co-written by Deni, with the inclusion of 'Runnin' offering an acoustic version of a track Deni first released in 2001 whilst signed to Mushroom Records.

Colbie Caillat - The Malibu Sessions (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 6, 2016
Colbie Caillat - The Malibu Sessions (2016)

Colbie Caillat - The Malibu Sessions (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:42:14 | 101 MB
Genre: Pop | Label: PlummyLou Records

In a certain sense, all of Colbie Caillat's albums sound as if they could be called The Malibu Sessions. Few singer/songwriters of the early 21st century embody the breezy ideals of Southern California as well as Caillat, but she pushed back against her inherent lightness on 2014's Gypsy Heart, co-writing with a battalion of hitmakers and even enlisting mega-producer Max Martin for a track. None of this turned Gypsy Heart into a hit, so she took an indie route for 2016's The Malibu Sessions which, in fact, was the album Caillat hoped to release instead of Gypsy Heart.

Caratacus - The Celtic Sessions, Vol. 1 (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Sept. 30, 2016
Caratacus - The Celtic Sessions, Vol. 1 (2016)

Caratacus - The Celtic Sessions, Vol. 1 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 14 | 49:57 min | 125 Mb
Style: New Age, Celtic | Label: Brainomania

Caratacus is the musical side project of film & media composer Dirk Ehlert. Caratacus has a focus on epic symphonic orchestral celtic and medieval music. Having worked in the film score and trailer industry for quite some time now has shaped an understanding of creating soundscapes from intimate emotional to over-the-top bombastic and epic.

Roy Buchanan - Guitar On Fire: The Atlantic Sessions (1993)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 23, 2016
Roy Buchanan -  Guitar On Fire: The Atlantic Sessions (1993)

Roy Buchanan - Guitar On Fire: The Atlantic Sessions (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino Records, R2 71235 | ~ 501 or 191 Mb | Scans Included
Classic Rock / Blues Rock

The 16-tracks on this compilation are from Roy Buchanan's trio of mid-1970s titles: A Street Called Straight (1976), Loading Zone (1977), and You're Not Alone (1978). After a less than personally (or professionally) satisfying stint earlier in the decade with Polydor Records, Buchanan teamed up with Atlantic, who helped him get out of his pending contract with the former…
Buddy Guy - Buddy's Blues 1979-82: The Best of the JSP Sessions (1998)

Buddy Guy - Buddy's Blues 1979-82: The Best of the JSP Sessions (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: JSP | # JSPCD 801 | Time: 01:01:27

Buddy Guy today remains one of the true international superstars of the Blues. One of his musically most glorious periods was the three classic albums he cut for JSP Records ("D.J. Play My Blues" "Breaking Out" and "Live at the Checkerboard Lounge") and the guesting on brother Phil Guy's wonderful debut album "Red Hot Blues". This compilation features some of the best cuts from that period and those albums. Buddy plays some hot guitar here and is stylistically moving forward from his sixties stuff to the ultra commercial things of today. Buddy always knew that the world would catch up eventually and he would become a superstar - the music here will tell you why.
The Manhattan Transfer - The Symphony Sessions (2006) {Japanese Edition}

The Manhattan Transfer - The Symphony Sessions (2006) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 362 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 150 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Fusion, Easy Listening, Classical Crossover | Paddle Wheel / King Records #KICJ 505

This collection features rerecorded versions of some of the Manhattan Transfer's best-known songs, including classics like "Embraceable You," "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" as well as their inspired reworking of Weather Report's "Birdland."

Gerry Beaudoin & Rich Lataille - The Lost Sessions (2010)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Aug. 10, 2016
Gerry Beaudoin & Rich Lataille - The Lost Sessions (2010)

Gerry Beaudoin & Rich Lataille - The Lost Sessions (2010)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 9 Tracks | 47:58 | 120 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Jazzin' Blues | Label: Francesca Records

Bluesy jazz in the Kansas City tradition by award winning guitarist and Roomful of Blues saxophonist. Award winning jazz and blues guitarist Gerry Beaudoin and saxophonist Rich Latielle, an original member of the multiple Grammy nominated jump blues band Roomful of Blues, turn out some swinging, jumping jazz and blues in the great Kansas City tradition of Count Basie, pianist Jay McShann and of course alto saxophonist and blues shouter Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, whom they both had worked with. Five original compositions run the gamut …
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Americans Swinging In Paris: The Pathé Sessions (2002) {Remastered}

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Americans Swinging In Paris: The Pathé Sessions (2002) {Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 476 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 177 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 133 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz | EMI #7243 539667 2

This recording, comprised of two complete Art Ensemble of Chicago albums – Les Stances a Sophie with singer Fontella Bass from 1970 and People in Sorrow from 1969 – offers two very different sides of the group's sound from this key period in their development. Recorded in France and released on the Nessa label in the United States, the two discs show how much in command the AEC were of their strengths even at that early date, though for the record it should be noted that with the exception of Don Moye and Lester Bowie, the trio of Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and Malachi Favors had been playing together since 1965…

Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at June 27, 2016
Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs

Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 728 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 66 Mb | Time: 01:56:12
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79468-8

Once you’ve heard Pat Metheny you will always recognise him, no matter what company he’s in or what instrument he’s playing, be it a simple acoustic guitar or some unlikely invention of his own. Beneath it all there’s a frank, open-hearted tunefulness that keeps the music airborne. This double album, recorded at the end of a year-long tour by his Unity Band, is as polished and sophisticated as any, but moments such as the opening melody of This Belongs to You or the gradual unfolding of Born are just plain elegant. There’s a similar quality about saxophonist Chris Potter’s playing, and all four are so relaxed in each other’s company that everything flows beautifully.