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Norah Jones – Covers (2012)

Posted by Zorn on October 31, 2012 with No Commentsas

Tracks:

01. Sleepless Nights (4:15)
02. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (3:18)
03. Jesus, Etc. (Live at the Living Room) (3:45)
04. Sweet Dreams (feat. Norah Jones) (3:18)
05. Cry, Cry, Cry (Live at the Living Room) (3:14)
06. Picture In a Frame (3:35)
07. Hands On the Wheel (Live in Austin) (4:18)
08. She (Live 2004: Audio) (4:30)
09. My Blue Heaven (2:22)
10. Peace (3:53)

m4a 256 kbps | 72 MB | UL | TB

Mary Coughlan – Red Blues (2002)

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The great Irish jazz blues singer, Mary Coughlan demands virtuoso, spare support that lets her work her phrases until they ring with character. She is one of the world’s greatest blues jazz vocalists of modern times, but is still very much underrated. Her voice has a unique jazz and blues-inflected timbre with a gorgeous Irish lilt to it. Her phrasing is immaculate, and her voice has a passion and sincerity that is a joy to hear. This lady knows through personal experience exactly what she is singing and talking about. She is a lady who cares about humanity, and is never afraid to voice her opinion.

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Charlie Louvin – Charlie Louvin (2007)

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What’s terrific about this album is the sound of Charlie Louvin’s voice. Weathered and worn by his 79 years, its fragility underscores the humanity in the morality plays he favors, like the gentle pledge of faith “The Christian Life.” What’s disappointing is its lack of imagination. Despite the presence of skilled contemporary songwriters like Elvis Costello and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, the only new tune is “Ira,” Louvin’s tribute to his late, high-tenor-singing brother. As the Louvin Brothers, Charlie and Ira took shape-note-based close-harmony singing to the pinnacle of country music in the 1940s and ’50s, earning a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame. On these dozen songs, Louvin’s joined on vocals by George Jones, Alex McManus of Bright Eyes, Will Oldham, Bobby Bare, Tom T. Hall, Tweedy, Costello, and others, with Marty Stuart on mandolin and a crack studio band including Chris Scruggs of BR-549 and angelic vocalist Dianne Berry. Bare and Berry manage to make magic with Louvin; the rest do their best with chestnuts like “Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea” and “Worried Man Blues,” although Jones’s voice is, sadly, ravaged, and the bursts of guitar feedback on the Louvins classic “Great Atomic Power” are absurd. Nonetheless, this album is a welcome return for a country pioneer after a 10-year hiatus from recording. –Ted Drozdowski

mp3 256 kbps | 74 MB | UL

Krystle Warren & The Faculty – Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace (2012)

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On Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace, Warren is once again joined by her talented backing band, The Faculty, and she cites such diverse influences as Dusty Springfield, Paul Simon, Bill Withers, and Donny Hathaway. mp3 320 kbps | 94 MB | UL | TB

Ana Egge – Out Past The Lights (2005)

Posted by Zorn on October 30, 2012 with No Commentsas

With her fourth album, Out Past the Lights, Brooklyn-based, New Mexico-reared singer/songwriter Ana Egge puts her age-defying pipes on display, sounding a couple decades older than her actual age of 28. Her rich, distinct voice and knack for songcraft is visualized with the help of producer Jason Mercer, who offers a sparse presentation for the […]

The Lee Boys – Testify (2012)

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The third release from the sacred steel ensemble. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). “Sacred steel” is a type of music rooted in Gospel, but infused […]

William Gray – Silentio (2012)

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Deadstring Brothers – Starving Winter Report (2006)

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If you like The Flying Burrito Bros, and the Burritofied Stones material that followed, you are sure to love this cd. Other influences would include Dylan and maybe even a touch of Counting Crows. Terrific vocals, even if the lead does sound a bit Mick Jaggerish at times. mp3 224 kbps | 63 MB | […]

Banditoz Band – Rhythm-Land (2012)

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Ruby Fray – Pith (2012)

Posted by Zorn on October 29, 2012 with No Commentsas

As the singer for Olympia, Washington’s frenzied noise rock quartet Christmas, Emily Beanblossom provides an ever-explosive presence. The quintessential frontwoman, her vocals soar, scream, and implode in a blurred meeting of danger and fun. With Pith, the debut of her solo project under the name Ruby Fray, Beanblossom dials back the fireworks and the screaming, […]

Muddy Waters – Muddy Brass And The Blues / Can’t Get No Grindin’ (2011)

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Muddy, Brass And The Blues 1. Corine, Corina 2. Piney Brown Blues 3. Black Night 4. Trouble In Mind 5. Going Back To Memphis 6. Betty And Dupree 7. Sweet Little Angel 8. Take My Advice 9. Trouble Can’t Get No Grindin’ 11. Can’t Get No Grindin’ (What’s The Matter With The Meal) 12. Mother’s […]

Esthero – Everything Is Expensive (2012)

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Joseph Arthur – Junkyard Hearts [[email protected]] (2012)

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Two years after his sophomore effort Come To Where I m From, and proving that he s ever his own man, Joseph Arthur independently produced a series of four EPs under the collective name of Junkyard Hearts (I-IV) – which were never commercially offered except at his 2002 tour appearances.Now, a decade later, these rare […]

Red Steagall and the The Boys in the Bunkhouse – Dreamin’ Of… When The Grass Was Still Deep (2011)

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mp3 160 kbps | 77 MB | UL

Maria McKee – Acoustic Tour 2006 (2006)

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Acoustic Tour 2006, Maria MCkeeshe decided to mix it up and go it alone; together with old friend & colleague Susan Otten in tow, she embarked upon an acoustic tour of Western Europe and a few select cities in the U.S, devising a setlist between them including the best of ‘Lone Justice’ and Maria’s solo […]

Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension! (2012)

Posted by Zorn on October 28, 2012 with No Comments
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Music From Another Dimension!  presents Aerosmith in ferociously fine form and at the peak of their powers. They’re the only band of their stature with all-original members who are playing better than they ever have before. The album abounds with one highlight after another, including “Out Go The Lights,” “Oh Yeah,” “Luv XXX,” “We All […]

Ronny Elliott – I’ve Been Meaning to Write (2012)

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Almost fifty years. No gold watch, no gold record. His first new release in almost five years. He’s been meaning to write. MOJO: “Craggy but literary country blueslike Jerry Lee Lewis if he were a beat poet or Townes Van Zandt with a Ph.D.” mp3 160 kbps | 51 MB | UL | TB

Scot Sax – The Los Angelesm Years (2012)

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mp3 VBR~139 kbps | 51 MB | UL

Michael McDermott – Hit Me Back (2012)

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“Michael McDermott’s music, like Springsteen’s and Van Morrison’s, helped me to find a part of myself that wasn’t lost, as I had feared, but only misplaced. That’s why we love the ones who are really good at it, I think: because they give us back ourselves, all dusted and shined up, and they do it […]

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit – Old Excuses (2012)

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mp3 320 kbps | 147 MB | UL