Calypso Queen

Maggie Bell - Queen Of The Night (1974) Expanded Reissue 2006  Music

Posted by Designol at March 21, 2015
Maggie Bell - Queen Of The Night (1974) Expanded Reissue 2006

Maggie Bell - Queen Of The Night (1974) Expanded Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 119 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock, Soul Rock, Blues, R&B | Label: Angel Air Records | # SJPCD200 | Time: 00:58:05

Producer Jerry Wexler puts the earthy vocals of Maggie Bell in a beautiful setting here. She stretches John Prine's "Souvenirs" to the max with Steve Gadd ably assisting by splashing the drums as deep as Bell's vocals. Her uptempo version of J.J. Cale's "After Midnight" is more captivating than Eric Clapton's; she oozes that Etta James sexuality while Reggie Young throws some tasty guitar into the semi-calypso groove. Bell's identity is unique on much of the material, but a couple of tunes have her paying tribute to some of her sisters. The title track, "Queen of the Night," is drenched in gorgeous harmonies by the Sweet Inspirations and is pure Genya Ravan, but conversely, the cover of "A Woman Left Lonely," embraced totally by Janis Joplin on Pearl, is a sweet vocal and totally alien to how Joplin ripped the song to shreds so wonderfully. It works on an entirely different level on Queen of the Night – Bell's voice is an instrument that slips into different styles on a moment's notice.
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: The Indian Queen (2015)

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: The Indian Queen (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:25 | 346 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Coro | Catalog: COR16129

The Indian Queen was one of Henry Purcell's final works and may in fact have been left unfinished at his death. Defining the state of the text is complicated by the fact that the work is a so-called semi-opera, a defunct form that mixed spoken dialogue, singing, and dance; the function of the surviving music isn't always totally clear. For those reasons, the work hasn't often been recorded. Many of the individual numbers are splendid examples of Purcell's style, with his sparkling ensemble dances and exuberantly rhythmic major-key tunes that seem to shake off dour minor introductory sections.

Nikki Lane - Highway Queen (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 16, 2017
Nikki Lane - Highway Queen (2017)

Nikki Lane - Highway Queen
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, log, front & back cover | 36:56 min | 240 MB
Label: New West Records / NW6442 | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017
Country, Rock, Americana

Nikki Lane’s remarkably dazzling third album Highway Queen, sees the young Nashville rebel emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Tyler, and recorded in Denton, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, Highway Queen is an emotional tour-de-force. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Black Keys and Lana Del Rey fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty.
VA - Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk on the Isthmus 1965-75 (2006)

VA - Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk on the Isthmus 1965-75 (2006)
Funk, Latin Jazz, World Fusion | FLAC (tracks) | Mp3, 320 kbps | 1:05:44
Label :Soundway | Year Of Release :2006

Heavy tropical sounds from the Isthmus! Panama played host to many musicians from across the Caribbean to South America, laying down some of the best Latin, funk and calypso ever recorded – long forgotten and unrepresented until now! Soundway continues its mission to expose the best in funk, Latin and Afro music from Africa, the Caribbean and South America by introducing the likes of the The Exciters, Victor Boa and Lord Cobra once again, giving them the exposure and recognition they deserve. Panama occupies a unique place both geographically and culturally within Central America and the Caribbean.
Gabriel Crouch, Gallicantus & Elizabeth Kenny - Queen Mary's Big Belly: Hope for an Heir in Catholic England (2017)

Gabriel Crouch, Gallicantus & Elizabeth Kenny - Queen Mary's Big Belly: Hope for an Heir in Catholic England
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:32 min | 276 MB
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Gallicantus perform music surrounding the fascinating yet tragic story of Queen Mary Tudor’s ‘phantom pregnancy’. On 30th April 1555 the city of London celebrated the birth of a healthy male heir, but abruptly ceased the next day after the news was revealed to be nothing but rumour. There was to be no heir, with gossip and speculation surrounding the tale of Mary’s pregnancy from that day onwards. The music performed here resonates with the circumstances of the mid-1550s, including items composed outside of Mary’s reign; from the royal ceremonies in which Mary participated as queen, and music directly tied to the specific events of 1554-5.
Queen - News Of The World (1977) {2001, Reissue, Remastered, Japan}

Queen - News Of The World (1977) {2001, Reissue, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 276 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 95 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 65 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Pop Rock | © 2001 Toshiba-EMI #TOCP-65846

News of the World is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 28 October 1977. Containing the hit songs "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Spread Your Wings", it went 4x platinum in the United States, and achieved high certifications around the world, selling over 6 million copies. News of the World is Queen's highest selling studio album to date.

Queen - Classic Queen (1992)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Jan. 9, 2017
Queen - Classic Queen (1992)

Queen - Classic Queen (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 468 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 175 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 74:20 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61311-2 | US
Scans (png) > 85 Mb | IcerBox

Essentially, this 17-track album is a second-volume Queen's Greatest Hits, picking up the story from that album's 1981 release and taking it to the end of Queen's career. But the album also contains a few tracks – "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Keep Yourself Alive," and "Under Pressure" – that appeared on that first set, as well as a couple – "Stone Cold Crazy" and "Tie Your Mother Down" – from the same era…
Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs (Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College) [2001]

Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs
(Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College, Cambridge) [2001]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 522 MB
Classical | Label: C Majeur / NCRV ‎/ Columns Classics | Catalog Number: 290170 | TT: 2:07;41

Compilations are highly useful in understanding the works of the inexhaustibly tuneful British composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695). He had a few big hits, like the Funeral Music for Queen Mary (which is included here) and the opera Dido and Aeneas (which isn't). But much of his best music is scattered around in small bits, residing within genres that are rather odd from today's perspective. Purcell spent much of his short adult life as a theater composer, and his incidental music, for example, is filled with perfect miniatures…

Queen - The Miracle (1989)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 28, 2016
Queen - The Miracle (1989)

Queen - The Miracle (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 397 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 139 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 58:35 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61234-2 | US
Scans (png) > 28 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 1991, 20th Anniversary Edition

Following their massive 1986 European stadium tour for the A Kind of Magic album, Queen took an extended break. Rumors swirled about an impending breakup, but it turned out the break was brought on by a painful marital divorce for guitarist Brian May (who subsequently battled depression and contemplated suicide), and Freddie Mercury being diagnosed with AIDS…

Queen - A Kind Of Magic (1986)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 26, 2016
Queen - A Kind Of Magic (1986)

Queen - A Kind Of Magic (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 315 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 119 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 50:14 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61152-2 | US
Scans (png) > 18 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 1991, 20th Anniversary Edition

By the release of 1986's A Kind of Magic, Queen's stature as a prominent rock band in the U.S. had slipped considerably, while in all other parts of the world (especially Europe), they remained superstar hitmakers…