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Johnnie Taylor - Stax Classics (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 19, 2017
Johnnie Taylor - Stax Classics (2017)

Johnnie Taylor - Stax Classics (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:24 | 93 Mb
R'n'B, Soul, Gospel, Doo-Wop | Label: Stax Records

The new Stax Classics series celebrates the iconic label's greatest stars, offering new liner notes, label discographies and 12 choice cuts from the artists' Stax catalog. This collection highlights red-hot soul singer Johnnie Taylor, who began his career singing for a variety of gospel and doo-wop groups, before going solo, and signing to Stax in 1966. Over the next 9 years, Taylor would score a dozen Top Ten R&B hits, including 1968's 'Who's Making Love', which went to Number One on the R&B charts, and Number Five on the Billboard Hot 100, and is included in this collection, in addition to such favorites as 'I Believe In You (You Believe In Me)' and 'Judy's Got Your Girl And Gone.'

Otis Taylor - Fantasizing About Being Black (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 7, 2017
Otis Taylor - Fantasizing About Being Black (2017)

Otis Taylor - Fantasizing About Being Black (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 229 MB | 00:43:36
Contemporary Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Trance Blues Festival | Release Year: 2017

Blues music visionary Otis Taylor reflects on the African American experience in a timely release on the Trance Blues Festival label. Fantasizing About Being Black is Otis Taylor s poetic musical exploration from the voyages of slave ships to the Mississippi Delta with a raw and haunting multi-instrumental blend that reveals the connection of history to modern day events; features musical guests Jerry Douglas, Brandon Niederauer and Ron Miles.

Koko Taylor - South Side Lady (1973)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 3, 2017
Koko Taylor - South Side Lady (1973)

Koko Taylor - South Side Lady (1973)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Black And Blue | # 59.542 2 | Time: 01:07:37

Cut during the period when she was between Chess and Alligator, this 15-song selection, cut in a French studio and live in the Netherlands in 1973, is a potent set that finds Koko Taylor ably backed by the Aces, guitarist Jimmy Rogers, and pianist Willie Mabon. Lots of familiar titles – a live "Wang Dang Doodle," studio remakes of "I'm a Little Mixed Up" and "Twenty-Nine Ways" – and a few numbers that aren't usually associated with Chicago's undisputed blues queen.
James Taylor - JT (1977) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1993] (Repost)

James Taylor - JT (1977) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1993]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 198 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 54 MB
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony MasterSound/Columbia (CK 64415)

On his last couple of Warner Brothers albums, Gorilla and In the Pocket, James Taylor seemed to be converting himself from the shrinking violet, too-sensitive-to-live "rainy day man" of his early records into a mainstream, easy-listening crooner with a sunny outlook. JT, his debut album for Columbia Records, was something of a defense of this conversion. Returning to the autobiographical, Taylor declared his love for Carly Simon ("There We Are"), but expressed some surprise at his domestic bliss… "Isn't it amazing a man like me can feel this way?" he sang in the opening song, "Your Smiling Face" (a Top 40 hit). At the same time, domesticity could have its temporary depressions ("Another Grey Morning"). The key track was "Secret O' Life," which Taylor revealed as "enjoying the passage of time"…
James Taylor - 3 Studio Albums (1970-1972) [AFZ 24 KT + Gold CD, 2010-2012] (Repost)

James Taylor - 3 Studio Albums (1970-1972) [AFZ 24 KT + Gold CD, 2010-2012]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 538 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 252 MB | Covers - 107 MB
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Fidelity

Sweet Baby James (1970). James Taylor's second album, Sweet Baby James, released in early 1970, is the album that secured his spot among the most important songwriters of the 70s. The sweet, bluesy acoustic guitar and vocals on this album are authentic and interesting - this is a record that has everything from a blues inspired jam, packed with a big band horn section ("Steamroller Blues"); to a gospel revival-like track ("Lo And Behold"); to a traditional nursery rhyme made into a folk ballad ("Oh, Susannah"). And, of course, the album featured "Fire and Rain," which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Country Road" was another Top 40 hit that struck a chord with music fans, especially because of its attractive mixture of folk, country, gospel, and blues elements, all of them carefully understated and distanced…

Alexis Taylor - Listen With (Out) Piano [Deluxe Edition] (2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at March 4, 2017
Alexis Taylor - Listen With (Out) Piano [Deluxe Edition] (2017)

Alexis Taylor - Listen With (Out) Piano [Deluxe Edition] (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 22 | 65:38 min | 174 Mb
Style: Electronic, Indie, Pop | Label: Moshi Moshi Records

Alexis Taylor announces Listen With(out) Piano, a companion album to his 2016 record Piano. Released March 3rd 2017 via Moshi Moshi, Listen With(out) Piano features new versions by artists including Papa M (David Pajo), Green Gartside (Scritti Politti), Spring Heel Jack, Beatrice Dillon, Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance), which can be played on their own, or at the same time as the songs on Piano, to create a brand new listening experience.
Allan Taylor - Songs for the Road (2010, Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.9010.2) [RE-UP]

Allan Taylor - Songs for the Road
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (tracks): 138 MB + Enhanced Video Clip: 219 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.9010.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Folk, Rock | Style: Acoustic, Singer/Songwriter

…Stockfish continues to shine with its groundbreaking SACD technology. The precision and clarity of the stringed instrumentation is flawless, augmenting the acoustics without compromising the intended starkness. (…) Songs For The Road is an engaging album.
Allan Taylor - Old Friends New Roads (2007, Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.6047.2) [RE-UP]

Allan Taylor - Old Friends New Roads
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 208 MB | NO Artwork! | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.6047.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2007
Genre: Folk, Acoustic | Style: Singer/Songwriter

Allan Taylor is one of England's most-respected singer/songwriters. His songs have been covered by artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Don Williams, Frankie Miller, Fairport Convention, Dick Gaughan, the McCalmans, the Fureys, the Clancy Brothers, and De Dannan. Folk Roots praised him for his "ability to crystallize a mood and evoke an era with the ease of a computer memory access, crafting perfect songs with dramatic changes in the spirit of Brecht, Bikel, and Brel." The Oxford Book of Traditional Verse felt as strongly, writing that Taylor was "one of the most literate and sensitive of contemporary songwriters in terms of words and music and one who is capable of exploring more complex subjects than most of his contemporaries."

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 26, 2017
Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Contemporary Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Evidence | # ECD 26107-2 | 00:48:44

For something less traditional but no less killing, try Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band’s Bang That Bell. A post-Hendrix exercise in funky-blue wah-wah wailing, this one has more allusions to Prince and the Isley Brothers than Muddy and the Wolf. In the course of a single tune (“Another Bad Day”) he can blend jazzy, Wes Montgomery-styled octaves with over-the-top wah-wah work and metalesque speed picking. But in spite of all the virtuosic six-string technique, Taylor can also get up into some nasty real-deal shuffles and earthy funk, as he proves so convincingly on “It’s Later than You Think,” which features some brilliant harmonica playing by Sugar Blue, and on a super-funky updating of the Earl King classic “Trick Bag.” And he digs into a slow blues, “A Quitter Never Wins,” with fangs bared. The closer, “Even Trolls Love Rock & Roll,” is a wild fretboard scorcher featuring guest guitar slinger Eric Gales. A tremendous guitarist and soulful singer, Taylor is a major versatile talent on the crossover blues-rock circuit that includes the likes of Robert Cray, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Allan Taylor - Hotels & Dreamers (2003, Stockfisch # SFR 357.6028.2) [RE-UP]

Allan Taylor - Hotels & Dreamers
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 290 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.6028.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2003
Genre: Folk, Rock | Style: Singer/Songwriter

As you traverse the rolling landscape of ‘Hotels And Dreamers’ Allan Taylor draws you in with a richly grained collection of songs to stimulate both heart and head. The terrain is occupied by wise-but-weary vocals, and muted acoustic arrangements which conspire to pay gentle and affectionate homage to “the Beats who started me on this road” and contemporaries who also took this route less travelled…