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Rick James - Street Songs (1981) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at April 23, 2019
Rick James - Street Songs (1981) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Rick James - Street Songs (1981) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 47:59 | 389,89 Mb
Label: Motown/Chronicles (USA) | Cat.# 440 064 023-2 | Released: 2002-11-12 (1981-04-07)

"Street Songs" is the 5th album by American musician Rick James, released in April 1981 via Gordy Records. "Give It to Me Baby", the lead song and single from the album, became James' second #1 single on the R&B chart. It spent five weeks at the top spot. The fifth song on the album, "Super Freak", was also one of James' biggest hits. The album became an immediate success upon its release, eventually reaching #3 on the US Pop chart and spending twenty weeks at #1 on the US R&B chart. The album was certified Platinum in the US in July 1981. By 1983, the album had sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide. At the 1982 Grammys, James was nominated for Best Male Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance for the album while being the first African American male artist to be nominated in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category for the song "Super Freak".
Lily James by Aitken Jolly for Telegraph Magazine June 15, 2019

Lily James - Aitken Jolly Photoshoot 2019
4 jpg | up to 2818*3307 | 3.57 MB
English actress

Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015  Music

Posted by Designol at June 13, 2019
Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61719 | Time: 00:38:15

Bob James' most enduring recording is perhaps one of his least adventurous. Full of simple laid-back melodies, light, airy grooves, and quiet backdrops, it's a smooth jazz "masterpiece." It's an enduring part of his catalog and was the launch pad for many movie and television projects, and for a string of hit recordings for the Warner label in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. In effect, it insured his financial security for the future. The set is notable for its heavyweight cast including David Sanborn, Ron Carter, Idris Muhammad, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Hubert Laws, and Earl Klugh. It also netted the monster hit "Angela (Theme from Taxi)," which continued to get airplay on smooth jazz stations into the 21st century. James is a highly developed pianist, arranger, and composer, and while the music here is as safe as milk, it nonetheless spoke to millions.
James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Morris, Christa Ludwig - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2002/1990)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Morris, Christa Ludwig - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.82 Gb (DVD9) | 163 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

It takes a certain amount of forethought if Das Rheingold is to be more than a series of special effects scenes, though moments like the appearance of the giants through the mist or Alberich's transformations need to be as thrilling as they are here. As always in his Wagner, and perhaps especially in this very traditional 1990 Metropolitan Opera production of the Ring cycle, James Levine keeps to the forefront the underlying humanity of Wagner's gods and monsters. In the first scene, for example, he brings out the thoughtless, callous frivolity of the Rhine maidens as they precipitate the events of the four operas by taunting the gnome Alberich: it helps that they swirl around, green and gold, in a convincing representation of the bottom of the Rhine, but the emotions are the point. Ekkehaard Wlaschiha is a convincingly menacing Alberich partly because Levine brings out his vulnerability as well as his evil temper. James Morris is splendid as the younger less care-worn Wotan and Siegfried Jerusalem as Loge enjoys the sarcasm of his cynical commentary on Wotan's aspirations. The smaller parts have luxury casting: Matti Salminen as Fafner and Christa Ludwig as Fricka, for example.(Roz Kaveney)

Bob James - Heads (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015  Music

Posted by Designol at June 5, 2019
Bob James - Heads (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Heads (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Fusion | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61718 | Time: 00:42:38

This CD holds a very special place in the heart of every true Bob James fan. This may be due in no small part to its sentimental value in relation to nostalgia. HEADS has an overtly sexual quality to it, as may be seen through it's titles (and the number five itself). Musically, it has much to offer. The title song features the interesting sound of the Oberheim polyphonic synth's "tinkle bells". The tour-de-force of the CD is his uptempo version of "We're All Alone", featuring pianist Richard Tee. Bob rides the disco wave in on his version of Peter Frampton's "I'm In You". Both this and the original version of "Nightcrawler" feature saxophonist David Sanborn. Grover Washington, Jr. adds his special touch on "You Are So Beautiful". HEADS closes with an adaptation of Baroque composer Henry Purcell's "One Loving Night", something which can only be skillfully done by arrangers such as Bob James and Don Sebesky. With HEADS, you win!
James Horner - Der Name Der Rose (Soundtrack) (1986) {Teldec West Germany}

James Horner - Der Name Der Rose (Soundtrack) (1986) {Teldec West Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 205 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 96 mb
Genre: soundtrack

James Horner did the soundtrack to the 1986 film Der Name Der Rose (The Name Of The Rose). This was released by Teldec in West Germany.
Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest & Once Again (1992)

Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest & Once Again (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Beat Goes On Records, BGOCD152 | ~ 467 or 189 Mb | Scans(png) -> 62 Mb
Progressive Rock

Barclay James Harvest was, for many years, one of the most hard luck outfits in progressive rock. A quartet of solid rock musicians – John Lees, guitar, vocals; Les Holroyd, bass, vocals; Stuart "Wooly" Wolstenholme, keyboards, vocals; and Mel Pritchard, drums – with a knack for writing hook-laden songs built on pretty melodies, they harmonized like the Beatles and wrote extended songs with more of a beat than the Moody Blues…
Barclay James Harvest -  And Other Short Stories & Baby James Harvest (1995)

Barclay James Harvest - And Other Short Stories & Baby James Harvest (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
One Way Records, S21-18505 | ~ 437 or 182 Mb | Scans(png) -> 34 Mb
Progressive Rock

One Way reissued Barclay James Harvest's third and fourth albums, Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories, and Baby James Harvest, on a single disc in 1994…

Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 24, 2019
Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

Bob James - BJ 4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Jazz Pop, Fusion | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61717 | Time: 00:41:11

BJ 4 starts off promising with a flugelhorn solo from the great Art Farmer, but the music soon sinks into pure commercialism. Bob James' keyboards are always prominent, as are the rather mechanical rhythms churned out by bassist Gary King, drummer Steve Gadd, and percussionist Ralph MacDonald. Although there are some catchy moments, the six selections (which all clock in between almost five and almost seven minutes) never seem to travel anywhere. Farmer, flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Eric Gale have short solos that are primarily used as props and for contrast before James takes back complete control. The occasional strings and woodwinds make the light funk music here seem a bit Muzaky, so this is one to skip.

Etta James - Queen Of Soul (1964) Expanded Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 13, 2019
Etta James - Queen Of Soul (1964) Expanded Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

Etta James - Queen Of Soul (1964) Expanded Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Blues, R&B | Label: Kent Records | # CDKEND 377 | Time: 00:57:05

This is the third in series of expanded versions of albums by Etta James, one of the greatest and most influential recording artists of our times. The original 10-track album is bolstered with 14 bonus titles recorded between 1962 and 1965. Together they show Etta's many sides, from the punchy soul of Pay Back and Only Time Will Tell to gorgeously orchestrated revivals of jazz standards such as Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be), with a few Nashville-cut country tunes included for good measure. Track selection by Mick Patrick, with notes by Garth Cartwright.