domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2009

·"The Complete Coral Rock 'N Roll Trio Recordings" - Johnny Burnette

In 1952, the Burnette brothers and Burlison formed a group called The Rhythm Rangers at the time. Johnny Burnette sang the vocals and played acoustic guitar, Dorsey played bass and Paul Burlison played lead guitar. For economic reasons, in 1956, the three young men moved to New York, where they managed to get an audition with the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour. They won the competition three times in a row, which gained them a place in the finals, a recording contract with Coral Records and they officially became The Rock and Roll Trio. They also gained a manager, band leader Henry Jerome, and a drummer, Tony Austin, who was a cousin of Carl Perkins. Most of the most well known recordings of the Rock N Roll Trio were recorded on Coral records with the Nashville "A Team" session musicians - Grady Martin on lead guitar, Bob Moore on Bass and Buddy Harman on drums. Promotional appearances were arranged on Dick Clark's American Bandstand, Steve Allen's Tonight Show and Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, together with a summer tour with Carl Perkins and Gene Vincent. On Sunday September 9, 1956, they appeared as finalists in the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour at Madison Square Garden. Coincidentally, the same night the Trio was on the Amateur Hour (ABC-TV), Elvis made his debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS. Despite all of this activity, however, the three singles, which were released over this period failed to make the national charts. In order to cover their living expenses, the Trio was forced to go on the road, completing what seemed to be an endless stream of one night stands. This exhausting regime led to squabbles, which were exacerbated in Dorsey’s case by Jerome’s use of the name Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio on records and live dates. Things finally came to a head at a gig in Niagara Falls in autumn 1956, when, as a result of a fight, Dorsey quit the group a week before they were to appear in Alan Freed’s film Rock, Rock, Rock. Johnny Black, the brother of Elvis’ bassist Bill Black, was rapidly recruited to fill Dorsey’s place. Despite the film appearance and three more single releases and one LP release, the group failed to achieve any chart success. The Rock and Roll Trio officially disbanded in autumn 1957.


01- Rockbilly Boogie
02- Please Don't Leave Me
03- Rock Therapy
04- Lonesome Train [On a Lonesome Track]
05- Sweet Love on My Mind
06- My Love, You're a Stranger
07- Your Baby Blue Eyes
08- I Love You So
09- Train Kept A-Rollin'
10- All by Myself Listen
11- Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee
12- Blues Stay Away from Me
13- Honey Hush
14- Lonesome Tears in My Eyes
15- I Just Found Out
16- Chains of Love
17- Please Don't Leave Me
18- Lonesome Train [On a Lonesome Track]
19- I Love You So
20- If You Want It Enough
21- Butterfingers
22- Eager Beaver Baby
23- Touch Me
24- Tear It Up
25- Oh Baby Babe
26- You're Undecided
27- Midnight Train
28- Shattered Dreams

·"Con Permiso, Soy el Tango" - Julio Sosa

Julio María Sosa Venturini (February 2, 1926 – November 26, 1964), usually referred to simply as Julio Sosa or El Varón del Tango, was an Uruguayan tango singer. Sosa was born in Las Piedras, a Canelones Department suburb of Montevideo, Uruguay. He moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1949, where became famous with Enrique Francini and Armando Pontier's Orquesta típica. Working with numerous other orchestras, he was reunited with Pontier in 1955, with whom he recorded several best-selling albums on the RCA Victor and Columbia labels and became one of the most important tango singers in the genre's history. He married Nora Ulfed in 1958 and had a daughter. His marriage ended in separation, however, and he settled into a relationship with Susana Merighi. Nicknamed El Varón del Tango ("the man's man of tango"), Sosa also published a book of poetry, "Dos horas antes del alba" ("Two Hours Before the Dawn"), in 1960. Following his switch to Columbia Records in 1961, the Pontier orchestra incorporated a new bandoneonist, Leopoldo Federico, and the association helped make the group the most successful in its genre, at the time. Sosa's fame acquainted him with sports cars, as well. He suffered numerous accidents during the early 1960s, mostly as a result of excess velocity. He was behind the wheel of a DKW coupé when, in the early hours of November 25, 1964, he crashed into a roadside hazard light on Buenos Aires' Figueroa Alcorta Avenue, killing him instantly at age 38.


01- Destellos
02- Volvió Una Noche
03- Margot
04- Soledad
05- Ivette
06- Viejo Rincón
07- Confesión
08- Cuando Era Mía Mi Vieja
09- Sus Ojos Se Cerraron
10- Mañana Iré Temprano
11- Tarde
12- Tu Pálido Final
13- Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao'
14- Tiempos Viejos
15- Un Tropezón
16- Tengo Miedo
17- Siga el Corso
18- Barrio Pobre
19- Guapo y Varón
20- Cambalache
21- María
22- En Esta Tarde Gris
23- El Firulete
24- Dicen Que Dicen
25- Tu Pálido Final (versión 2)
26- La Cumparsita
27- Nada
28- Otario Que Andás Penando
29- Mano a Mano
30- El Último Café
31- Rencor
32- Madame Ivonne
33- Uno
34- Milonga del 900
35- Che Papusa, Oí
36- Qué Falta Que Me Hacés
37- Qué Me Importa Tu Pasado
38- Nunca Tuvo Novio
39- Qué Me Van a Hablar de Amor
40- Levanta la Frente

·"Song Review: A Greatest Hits Collection" - Stevie Wonder

In 1961, discovered by Ronnie White of the Miracles, he was signed by Berry Gordy of Motown Records. His voice broke in 1964 but he re-emerged in 1965 with a worldwide hit, 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)'. His contract expired in 1971 and Wonder financed two experimental albums, playing almost all instruments. He pioneered the synthesizer's use in black music, and addressed racial and spiritual questions. Where I'm Coming From and Music Of My Mind put him at the forefront of black music. Talking Book (1972) provided hits with 'Superstition' and 'You Are The Sunshine Of My Life'. Innervisions (1973) consolidated his success while Talking Book gave the hits, 'Living For The City' and 'Higher Ground'. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976), perhaps his most ambitious album, displayed musical virtuosity. The highly successful Hotter Than July (1980) included a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, 'Happy Birthday', and a study in reggae, 'Masterblaster (Jamming)'. After Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I (1982), Wonder composed The Woman In Red (1984). It included his biggest-selling single, 'I Just Called To Say I Love You'. In Square Circle (1985) and Characters (1987) returned to accessible melody. Wonder's image as a statesman of black music, and champion of black rights, was boosted by his successful campaign in the 80s to mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King with a national holiday.


01- Isn't She Lovely
02- I Just Called to Say I Love You
03- Superstition
04- Sir Duke
05- Master Blaster (Jammin')
06- Ebony and Ivory
07- Happy Birthday
08- Living for the City
09- He's Misstra Know It All
10- You Are the Sunshine of My Life
11- Lately
12- Part-Time Lover
13- My Cherie Amour
14- Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
15- Uptight (Everything's Alright)
16- I Was Made to Love Her
17- For Once in My Life
18- Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
19- For Your Love
20- Kiss Lonely Good-Bye [Single Version]
21- Redemption Song

sábado, 19 de septiembre de 2009

·"Concierto de Aranjuez" - Paco de Lucía con la Orquesta de Cadaqués

Paco de Lucía, born Francisco Sánchez Gómez (in Algeciras, Cádiz on December 21, 1947), is a Spanish composer and guitarist. Recognized as a virtuoso flamenco guitarist all over the world, he is a leading proponent of the Modern Flamenco style, and is one of the very few flamenco guitarists who have also successfully crossed over into other genres of music. He enjoys, and has been a successful musician in, many styles such as classical, jazz and world music. He is the winner of the 2004 Prince of Asturias Awards in Arts. In 1979, de Lucía, John McLaughlin, and Larry Coryell formed "The Guitar Trio" and together made a brief tour of Europe and released a video recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall entitled Meeting of Spirits. Coryell was later replaced by Al Di Meola, and since 1981, the trio has recorded three albums. De Lucía's own band, the Paco de Lucía Sextet (which includes his brothers Ramón and Pepe) released the first of its three albums that same year. He has released several albums encompassing both traditional and modern flamenco styles. The University of Cadiz recognized de Lucía's musical and cultural contributions by conferring on him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa on March 23, 2007. Until asked to perform and interpret Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez in 1991, de Lucía was not proficient at reading musical notation. As a flamenco guitarist, he claimed that he gave greater emphasis to rhythmical accuracy in his interpretation of the Concierto at the expense of the perfect tone preferred by classical guitarists. Joaquín Rodrigo declared that no one had ever played his composition in such a brilliant manner. Since de Lucia was not able to read music, he worked on his interpretation of the concerto with Narciso Yepes.

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01- Allegro con Spiritu
02- Adagio
03- Allegro Gentile
04- Triana
05- El Albaicin
06- El Puerto

·"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - Bob Dylan

The Times They Are a-Changin' is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's third studio album, released in January 1964 by Columbia Records. Produced by Tom Wilson, it is the singer-songwriter's first collection to feature only original compositions. The album consists mostly of stark, sparsely-arranged story songs concerning issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. The title track is one of Dylan's most famous; many felt that it captured the spirit of social and political upheaval that characterized the 1960s. Some critics and fans were not quite as taken with the album as a whole, relative to his previous work, for its lack of humor or musical diversity. Still, The Times They Are a-Changin' entered the United States chart at twenty, eventually going gold, and belatedly reaching four in the United Kingdom in 1965.

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01- The Times They Are a-Changin'
02- Ballad of Hollis Brown
03- With God on Our Side
04- One Too Many Mornings
05- North Country Blues
06- Only a Pawn in Their Game
07- Boots of Spanish Leather
08- When the Ship Comes In
09- The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
10- Restless Farewell

·"Vol. 1" - The Traveling Wilburys

In early April 1988, George Harrison was in Los Angeles, California and needed to record a B-side for a European 12-inch single. Jeff Lynne was also in Los Angeles producing some tracks for Roy Orbison as well as Tom Petty’s solo album. While having dinner with Lynne and Orbison, Harrison related how he needed to record a new track and wanted to do it the next day. Both offered to help. Needing a studio on short notice, Harrison suggested they call Bob Dylan, who had a home studio. After dinner, George stopped by Tom Petty’s house to pick up his guitar for the next day’s session and invited him along too. Gathering at Dylan’s Malibu home the following day, they wrote and recorded the song “Handle with Care” in five hours, with all five sharing the vocals. The track was considered too good to be used as a B-side, so Harrison hatched the idea to form a band and record another nine songs for an album. The group got together again for nine days in May, recording the basic tracks and vocals at Dave Stewart’s home studio in Los Angeles. Overdubs and mixing were done back in England at Harrison’s home studio F.P.S.H.O.T. (Friar Park Studio, Henley-on-Thames). Masquerading as the Wilbury brothers, the participants would be known as Nelson (Harrison), Otis (Lynne), Lucky (Dylan), Lefty (Orbison) and Charlie T. Jr. (Petty). Harrison was no stranger to the use of alternate identities, but this concept was taken a step further: their real names never appear anywhere on the album, liner notes, or even the songwriting credits. With Harrison having the greatest claim to the band, he signed them up to Warner Bros. Records (which Petty eventually signed to himself), his current label, and incorporated their own Wilbury Records label, in addition to producing the sessions with Lynne that spring. Released October 18, 1988, Volume One became the surprise hit of the year, selling two million copies within six months. Although the single "Handle With Care" did not scale the pop charts (it stalled at US #45), the album did, reaching #16 in the UK and an impressive #3 in the US. With over fifty weeks on the charts, the album was later certified triple-platinum. While Harrison and Petty had had recent successes, Dylan, Orbison and Lynne had not seen an album climb that high in several years. At the time, no Dylan album had ever achieved two million in sales. As one critic put it, it was "one of the great commercial coups of the decade." Most critics said the group's modest ambitions were fresh and relaxing. During 1989 and 1990 the album won many accolades, including a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, but Orbison died suddenly of a heart attack on 6 December 1988. After George Harrison’s distribution deal with Warner Bros. expired in 1995, ownership of the Dark Horse Records catalog as well as the two Traveling Wilburys albums reverted to Harrison and the albums went out of print. On June 12, 2007, Volume One and Vol. 3 were re-issued by Rhino Records as The Traveling Wilburys Collection, packaged together with bonus tracks and a DVD. The box set debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart and at #9 on The Billboard 200.

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01- Handle with Care
02- Dirty World
03- Rattled
04- Last Night
05- Not Alone Any More
06- Congratulations
07- Heading for the Light
08- Margarita
09- Tweeter and the Monkey Man
01- End of the Line

·"Live 1966" - The Beatles

Compilation of some of the best live concerts given by the band during those last tours...

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Circus Krone, Munich, 24/6/66

01- Intro
02- Rock & Roll Music
03- She's a Woman (fragment)
04- Baby's in Black
05- I Feel Fine
06- Yesterday
07- I Wanna Be Your Man
08- Intro by John Lennon
09- Nowhere Man
10- I'm Down

Budokan Hall, Tokyo, 30/6/66

11- Intro
12- Rock & Roll Music
13- She's a Woman
14- If I Needed Someone
15- Day Tripper
16- Baby's in Black
17- I Feel Fine
18- Yesterday
19- I Wanna Be Your Man
20- Nowhere Man
21- Paperback Writer
22- I'm Down
23- Outro

Candlestick Park, San Francisco, 29/8/66

24- Rock & roll Music
25- She's a Woman
26- If I Needed Someone
27- Day Tripper
28- Baby's in Black
29- I Feel Fine
30- Yesterday
31- I Wanna Be Your Man
32- Nowhere Man
33- Paperback Writer
34- Long Tall Sally (incomplete)

sábado, 12 de septiembre de 2009

·"The Rise of Elvis Presley, 1955" - Elvis Presley

Fantastic compilation of early Elvis featuring live shows and rare tracks. Highly recommended for collectors.

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1953 Acetate:

01- My Happiness
02- That's when Your Heartaches Begin

Compiled Live Tracks (1954/55):

03- That's Allright Mama
04- Hearts of Stone
05- That's All right Mama
06- Money Honey
07- Blue Moon of Kentucky
08- I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
09- That's Allright Mama

Lubbock Acetate:

10- Shake Rattle & Roll
11- Fool Fool Fool

More Compiled Live Tracks (1955/56):

12- Good Rockin' Tonight
13- Tweedle Dee
14- Baby, Let's Play House
15- Maybelline
16- Heartbreak Hotel
17- Long Tall Sally
18- I Was The One
19- Money Honey
20- Blues Suede Shoes
21- Hound Dog
22- Heartbreak Hotel
23- Long Tall Sally
24- Blues Suede Shoes
25- Money Honey
26- I Was The One
27- Love Me Tender
28- Elvis has left the building...

·"A Night at the Opera" - Queen

A Night at the Opera is the fourth album by English rock group Queen, released in November 1975. Co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, A Night at the Opera was, at the time of its release, the most expensive album ever recorded. It was originally released by EMI in the UK where it topped the charts for nine weeks, and Elektra Records in the United States where the album peaked at number four, eventually being certified triple platinum (three million units shipped). The album takes its name from the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera, which the band watched one night at the studio complex when recording. Since its release, critical reception of A Night at the Opera was immensely positive from both fans and critics. In particular, "Bohemian Rhapsody", the album's centerpiece, received acclaim and is still considered among the greatest songs ever recorded. The album was ranked number 230 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Channel 4 named it the 13th greatest album of all time. It was also ranked #41 on Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" and #16 on Q's "50 Best British Albums Ever!". In 2006 it was voted the ninth greatest Number One album of all time by the British public.The album is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.


01- Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...)
02- Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
03- I'm in Love With My Car
04- You're My Best Friend
05- '39
06- Sweet Lady
07- Seaside Rendezvous
08- The Prophet's Song
09- Love of My Life
10- Good Company
11- Bohemian Rhapsody
12- God Save the Queen

·"Talvez Se Chame Saudade" - O Melhor de Mafalda Arnauth

Mafalda Arnauth is a fado singer. She was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in October 1974 and started her career in 1995 when invited by João Braga (an important fado singer) to participate in a concert at S. Luis's Theater. What initially was a single experience became a way of life. Today her contribution is recognized not only in Portugal but also in many foreign countries, where she regularly performs. Mafalda Arnauth, her first album released in 1999, was immediately acclaimed by specialists and won the Prize for Best Upcoming Voice by the weekly magazine Blitz, a sign that new generations are back into fado. After a year filled with concerts and important invitations that took her to the most important concert halls in The Netherlands, the Louisiana Centre (Denmark) and to Italy, to perform in the festival Sete-Sois, Sete-Luas, an important Mediterranean folk event, she sang at Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon), where she was warmly acclaimed by the press. Mafalda's second album, Esta voz que me atravessa (This Voice That Goes Through Me) was released in 2001 and it was produced by Amélia Muge and José Martins. Her album Encantamento (Enchantment) was self-produced. She feels it "leaves fatality, disgrace, and nostalgia behind. Hope is fed on sadness; inspiration on suffering; strength and courage on difficulties." Here’s featured a compilation called Talvez se Chame Saudade (Maybe It’s Called Saudade) including the best of her three first albums. Enjoy it.

Photobucket Arnauth - O Melhor.rar

01- Meus Lindos Olhos
02- Quase Imortal
03- Bendito Fado, Bendita Gente
04- Pode Lá Ser
05- Esta Voz Que Me Atravessa
06- Talvez Se Chame Saudade
07- Serás Sempre Lisboa
08- Lusitana
09- O Sol Chama Por Mim
10- As Fontes
11- Cavalo À Solta
12- Da Palma Da Minha Mão
13- Este Silêncio Que Me Corta
14- Coisa Assim
15- Eu Venho
16- Até Logo, Meu Amor

sábado, 5 de septiembre de 2009

·"Mediterráneo" - Joan Manuel Serrat

Serrat is considered one of the most important figures of modern, popular music in both the Spanish and Catalan languages. He became involved with music at the age of 17, when he got his first guitar. In the early 60's, the young artist participated in a pop band, playing along with classmates at Barcelona's Agronomy School and performing mainly Beatles songs and Italian 'pop-of-the-era' songs translated to Spanish. In 1965, while singing in a radio show called Radioscope, host Salvador Escamilla helped him secure a record deal with local label Edigsa, where he recorded his first LP, as well as joining the group Els Setze Jutges. Joan Manuel Serrat's first live stage performance in 1967 at the Palau de la Música Catalana, served to establish him as one of the most important artists inside the Nova cançó movement in Catalonia. The release of the LP Mediterráneo in 1971 consolidated the artist's reputation worldwide, remaining until today as his masterpiece.


01- Mediterráneo
02- Aquellas pequeñas cosas
03- La mujer que yo quiero
04- Pueblo blanco
05- Tío Alberto
06- ¿Qué va ser de ti?
07- Lucía
08- Vagabundear
09- Barquito de papel
10- Vencidos

·"Dreamland" - Madeleine Peyroux

Long before there was Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux stumbled off the streets of Paris into the hearts, minds, and souls of music afficianados worldwide with Dreamland. I owe it to a surprisingly "musically taste-inclined" office mate of mine for turning me on to Peyroux. You will find yourself doing a double take on Peyroux's album pictures since her voice is way beyond her age. It is the sound of aged hard earned wisdom and smokey resonance. Peyroux was a 22-year old when she made this album. "La Vie en Rose," is a wonderful take on Edith Piaf and all that is lacking is the scratchy sound of a needle passing over ridges of vinyl. Peyroux is infinitely listenable. Her music is of the mood sweeping timeless. You wonder if she has her own voice or if the whole act isn't a send-up of Holliday imitation, but as you explore the liner notes there are some beautiful Peyroux penned acoustic blues numbers that will turn you into a believer. Even if it does sound too much like Billie Holliday...that's not a bad thing. You will find yourself not caring and just caught up in the music. Dreamland is the first album by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux; it was released in 1996.


01- Walkin' After Midnight
02- Hey Sweet Man
03- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
04- [Getting Some] Fun Out Of Life
05- La Vie En Rose
06- Always A Use
07- A Prayer
08- Muddy Water
09- Was I?
10- Dreamland
11- Reckless Blues
12- Lovesick Blues

·"20 Classic Tracks" - Frank Sinatra

20 of Ol' Blue Eyes best from his years on Capitol, arguably his finest period. Includes 'Cheek to Cheek', 'When You're Smiling', 'Dancing in the Dark' and 'Just One of Those Things'. This is an anthology of Frank Sinatra favorites from his tenure at Capitol Records.

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01- Just One of Those Things
02- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down [And Write Myself a Letter]
03- Sunday
04- Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams [And Dream Your Troubles Away]
05- Autumn in New York
06- All of Me
07- My Funny Valentine
08- Brazil
09- April in Paris
10- When You're Smiling [The Whole World Smiles With You]
11- It All Depends On You
12- Come Dance With Me
13- It's Only a Paper Moon
14- Just in Time
15- Dancing in the Dark
16- Taking a Chance on Love
17- A Foggy Day
18- Cheek to Cheek
19- Someone to Watch Over Me
20- Chicago