jueves, 28 de enero de 2010

·"The Complete BBC Sessions Vol. 2" - The Beatles




·"The Original Recordings 1965-1967" - Los Mockers

Los Mockers were a popular 1960s rock band in Latin America that was part of the Uruguayan Invasion. The group was formed in 1963 on Montevideo, Uruguay but moved to Argentina in early 1966 after winning a contract with EMI-Odeón, Argentina. The band members were Polo Pereira (guitar, vocals), Jorge Fernández (guitar, backing vocals), Esteban Hirschfield (organ, backing vocals, harmonica), Julio Montero (bass, vocals) and Beto Freigeda (drums). They modeled themselves off of the Rolling Stones and covered many of their song(evven in English). The original lineup disbanded in 1967.



01- What a Life
02- Let Me Try Again
03- Don't Go Away
04- Show Me The Way
05- Tell Me Something New
06- Empty Harem
07- Make Up Your Mind
08- You Got It
09- Can't Be a Lie
10- All The Time
11- Sad
12- Every Night
13- I Wanna Go
14- My Baby
15- It Was Me
16- Girl You Won't Succeed
17- Paint It Black
18- Captain Grey
19- Confusion

Bonus Tracks (from early live radio broadcasts):

20- I Just Wanna Make Love to You
21- Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going)

·"Friday Night in San Francisco" - Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía

Friday Night in San Francisco is a 1981 live album by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía. It was recorded at the Warfield Theatre on 5 December 1980, in San Francisco. According to Paco de Lucía, it has sold more than six million copies worldwide.



01- Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho
02- Sort Tales of the Black Forest
03- Frevo Rasgado
04- Fantasia Suite
05- Guardian Angel

jueves, 21 de enero de 2010

·"The Complete BBC Sessions Vol. 1" - The Beatles

The Complete BBC Sessions is a series compiled in 2004 by the bootleg label Purple Chick and features almost every performance by The Beatles originally broadcasted on various BBC Light Programme radio shows from 1963 through 1965. The series, available as a 10 CDs set, includes all of the 34 songs which had never been officially released previously by the band. Although the songs were recorded ahead of broadcast, allowing for retakes and occasional overdubbing, they are essentially "live in studio" performances. Most of the rare songs are cover versions of material from the late 1950s and early 1960s, reflecting the stage set they developed before Beatlemania. Before this release (originally by Great Dane in 1994, though not so complete and slightly worse in audio quality), comprehensive collections of the Beatles' BBC performances had become available on several different bootlegs with irregular audio quality.




·"19 Daís y 500 Noches" - Joaquín Sabina

Singer and songwriter Joaquín Sabina was born in Úbeda, Spain, in February 12, 1949. At the age of 14, Sabina started writing poems, getting connected with music as a member of a teenager's rockabilly band called The Merry Youngs. Sabina's poetry and music skills were extended to acting while being part of Juan Panadero's theatrical company. In 1976, his book Memorias del Exilio was published and its lyrics were Sabina's inspiration to record his first album in 1978. El Inventario was followed by Malas Compañias, the first one for CBS. While the artist's popularity as a songwriter was growing, Sabina's lyrics started being requested by well-known Hispanic singers. In 1985, Sabina left CBS, signing up to the Ariola label. Joaquín Sabina y Viceversa was recorded live during two successful shows performed at Salamanca Theater on February 14 and 15, 1986. The following studio record came in 1987. Hotel, Dulce Hotel sold over 400,000 copies. In 1992, Sabina went on tour, performing almost 200 shows around the world. In 1997, the artist was recognized as the Best Spanish Rock and Pop Songwriter by the Spanish Songwriters Association (SGAE). This LP, released in 1999, this is probably the best of his works. Astonishingly good despite his very very broken voice. However at this time in age, one does not listen to Sabina because of his superb singing abilities but because of his wit, irony, and cynical stance. Bucketloads of those in here. Highly recommended.



01. Ahora Que...
02. 19 Dias Y 500 Noches
03. Barbi Superestar
04. Una Cancion Para la Magdalena
05. Dieguitos y Mafaldas
06. A Mis Cuarenta y Diez
07. El Caso De La Rubia Platino
08. Donde Habita El Olvido
09. Cerrado Por Derribo
10- La Biblia y el Calefón *
11. Pero Que Hermosas Eran
12. De Purisima Y Oro
13. Como Te Digo Una "Co" Te Digo La "O"
14. Nos Sobran Los Motivos *

* Only included on the Argentine released version.

·"The Animals" - The Animals

The Animals were an English music group of the 1960s known in the United States as part of the British Invasion. Known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature songs "The House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get out of This Place", the band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-oriented album material. Formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during 1962 and 1963 when Burdon joined the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, the original line-up comprised Eric Burdon (vocals), Alan Price (organ and keyboards), Hilton Valentine (guitar), John Steel (drums), and Bryan "Chas" Chandler (bass). They were dubbed "animals" because of their wild stage act and the name stuck. The Animals' moderate success in their hometown and a connection with Yardbirds manager Giorgio Gomelsky motivated them to move to London in 1964, in time to be grouped with the British Invasion. They performed fiery versions of the staple rhythm and blues repertoire (Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, Nina Simone, etc). Signed to the UK Columbia subsidiary of EMI, a rocking version of the standard "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" (retitled "Baby Let Me Take You Home") was their first single. It was followed in June 1964 by the transatlantic number one hit "House of the Rising Sun". Burdon's howling vocals and the dramatic arrangement created arguably the first folk rock hit. The Animals' two-year chart career, masterminded by producer Mickie Most, featured intense gritty pop-music covers such as Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home To Me". In contrast, their album tracks stayed with rhythm and blues, with Hooker's "Boom Boom" and Ray Charles' "I Believe to My Soul" as notable examples. Burdon's powerful, deep voice and use of keyboards as much as or more than guitars were two elements that made The Animals' sound stand out from the rest. In November 1964, the group was poised to make their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show and began a short residency performing everyday in theatres across New York City. The group arrived at New York City's Kennedy Airport in a motorcade which featured each member of the band riding in the back seat of a Cadillac with a model. The group drove to their hotel with the occasional shriek of girls who realised who they were. The Animals sang "I'm Crying" and "The House of The Rising Sun" to a packed audience of hysterical girls screaming throughout both performances. By May 1965 the group was starting to feel internal pressures. Price left due to personal and musical differences as well as a fear of flying on tour; he went on to a successful career as a solo artist and with the Alan Price Set. Mick Gallagher filled in for him on keyboards for a short time until Dave Rowberry replaced him and was on hand for the hit working-class anthem "We Gotta Get out of This Place". As 1965 ended, the group switched to Decca Records and producer Tom Wilson, who gave them more artistic freedom. In early 1966 MGM Records, their American label, collected their hits on The Best of The Animals; it became their best-selling album in the US. In February 1966 Steel left and was replaced by Barry Jenkins; a leftover cover of Goffin-King's "Don't Bring Me Down" was the last hit as The Animals. For the single "See See Rider" they changed the name into Eric Burdon & The Animals. By this time their business affairs "were in a total shambles" according to Chas Chandler (who went on to manage Jimi Hendrix) and in September 1966 the group finally disbanded.



01- The House of the Rising Sun
02- Blue Feeling
03- I Ain't Got You
04- I've Been Around
05- Let the Good Times Roll
06- For Miss Caulker
07- Roadrunner
08- Bring It on Home to Me
09- Mess Around
10- How You've Changed
11- Dimples
12- I Believe to my Soul
13- The Girl Can't Help It
14- Roberta
15- Club A Go-Go
16- Worried Life Blues
17- I Can't Believe It
18- I'm in Love Again
19- I'm Gonna Change the World
20- Memphis, Tennessee
21- The Right Time
22- Gonna Send You Back to Walker
23- I'm Crying
24- I'm Talking About You

Bonus Track:

25- We Gotta Get Out of This Place (French EP rare mix)

jueves, 14 de enero de 2010

·"1962 Live at the Star Club in Hamburg - Part 2" - The Beatles

Second an last part of this historic recordings featuring the Beatles still as a night club rock'n'roll band in late 1962.



Set 3 – Recorded December 28th 1962:

01- Nothin’ Shakin’ [But the Leaves on the Tree]
02- I Saw Her Standing There II
03- To Know Her Is To Love Her
04- Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby
05- Till There Was You
06- Where Have You Been All My Life?
07- Lend Me Your Comb
08- Your Feet’s Too Big
09- I’m Talkin’ Bout You
10- A Taste of Honey II
11- Matchbox
12- Little Queenie
13- Roll Over Beethoven II

Set 4 – Recorded December 31st 1962:

14- Road Runner
15- The Hippy Hippy Shake
16- A Taste of Honey III
17- Money [That’s What I Want]

Bonus Tracks*:

18- Sparkling Brown Eyes
19- Lovesick Blues
20- First Taste of Love
21- Dizzy Miss Lizzy
22- Hully Gully +

* By King Size Taylor & The Dominoes, except + by Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers.

·"Charles Aznavour en Castellano" - Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour (born Shahnour Vaghenag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris) is a French singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat of Armenian descent. Besides being one of France's most popular and enduring singers, he is also one of the most well-known singers in the world. He is known for his characteristic short figure and unique tenor voice; clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravely and profound low notes. He has appeared in more than 60 movies, composed about 1,000 songs (including at least 150 in English, 100 in Italian, 70 in Spanish, and 50 in German), and sold well over 100 million records. In 1998, Charles Aznavour was chosen as Entertainer of the Century by CNN and users of Time Online from around the globe. He was recognized as the century's outstanding performer, with nearly 18% of the total vote, edging out Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. He has sung for presidents, popes, and royalty, as well as at humanitarian events, and is the founder of the charitable organization Aznavour for Armenia along with his long-time friend and impresario Levon Sayan. Aznavour started his global farewell tour in late 2006, which continues through this day. In 2009 he was appointed ambassador of Armenia to Switzerland, as well as Armenia's permanent delegate to the United Nations at Geneva. Here's a compilation of his biggest hits in Spanish.



01- Apaga la Luz
02- Y Por Tanto
03- De Quererte Así
04- Venecia Sin Ti
05- Con
06- Debes Saber
07- Isabelle
08- Te Espero
09- Quédate
10- Quién
11- Buen Aniversario
12- Muy Poco Antes de la Guerra
13- Morir de Amor
14- Viví
15- La Bohemia
16- Se Acabó (C'Est Finí)

·"Greatest Hits" - The Police

The Police were an English rock trio, from London, England, formed originally in 1977. The trio consisted of Gordon Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), widely known by his stage name of Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar, vocals) and Stewart Copeland (drums, vocals, percussion). The band became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first New Wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by jazz, punk and reggae music. Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one in the UK and the US and sold over 8,000,000 copies in the US. The band broke up in 1984, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour lasting until August 2008, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their hit single "Roxanne" and also, to a lesser extent, that of their formation as a group. The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and became the world's highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour. Rolling Stone ranked The Police number 70 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.



01- Roxanne
02- Can't Stand Losing You
03- So Lonely
04- Message In A Bottle
05- Walking On The Moon
06- Bed's Too Big Without You
07- Don't Stand So Close To Me
08- De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
09- Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
10- Invisible Sun
11- Spirits In The Material World
12- Synchronicity II
13- Every Breath You Take
14- King Of Pain
15- Wrapped Around Your Finger
16- Tea In The Sahara

viernes, 8 de enero de 2010

·"1962 Live at the Star Club in Hamburg - Part 1" - The Beatles

Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962! was a double album featuring live performances by The Beatles, recorded in late December 1962 at the Star-Club during their final Hamburg residency. The album was released in 1977 in two different versions, comprising a total of 30 songs by The Beatles. Assessments of the album often weigh the poor sound quality against the historic importance and insight provided into The Beatles' early stage act. Rolling Stone reviewer John Swenson called the album "poorly recorded but fascinating" and commented that it showed The Beatles as "raw but extremely powerful." Q Magazine described the recordings as having "certain historical interest" and remarked: "The show seems like a riot but the sound itself is terrible – like one hell of a great party going on next door." George Harrison gave the assessment: "The Star-Club recording was the crummiest recording ever made in our name!" The recording equipment and method resulted in the tapes being unmistakably low fidelity. These performances were recorded on a home tape machine using a single microphone placed over the stage. The vocals, even in the best cases, sound "somewhat muffled and distant", and on a few songs are so indistinct that labeling and liner notes on early releases gave incorrect information about who was singing and the exact song being performed. Much of The Beatles' dialogue between songs is audible, which includes addressing the audience in both English and German, as well as repartee among themselves. The banter is irreverent and coarse at times, an aspect of their stage act that would soon cease under the influence of manager Brian Epstein and playing in theatres instead of night-clubs. Ted "Kingsize" Taylor, the owner of the tapes, began to investigate possible marketing of the tapes in 1973. The tapes were eventually bought by Paul Murphy and subjected to extensive audio processing to improve the sound, leading to the 1977 album. Although the poor sound quality limited its commercial appeal, the album provided historic insight into the group's club act in the period just after Ringo Starr joined but before the emergence of Beatlemania. The Beatles were unsuccessful in legally blocking the initial release of the album; the recordings were reissued in many forms until 1998, when The Beatles were awarded full rights to the performances. The tapes were originally described as having been recorded in May 1962, but that was only an attempt to pre-date The Beatles' June 1962 contract signing with Parlophone. However, song arrangements and dialogue from the tapes pointed to late December 1962, and a recording date of 31 December 1962 (the group's last day in Hamburg) was commonly cited. Later researchers have proposed that the tapes are from multiple days during the last week of December, which is consistent with original Beatles manager Allan Williams' description that a total of about three hours was recorded over three or four sessions between Christmas and New Year's Day. The tapes captured The Beatles performing at least 33 different titles, plus some repeated songs. Of the 30 songs that were commercially released from the tapes, only two were Lennon/McCartney compositions. The others were an assortment of cover versions, seventeen of which would be re-made by The Beatles and appear on their various studio albums or later on Live at the BBC. The arrangements played at the Star-Club are similar to the versions recorded later, albeit less refined, although there are a few cases with distinct differences. Here you have those recordings and also featured as found on the original tapes.



Sets 1 & 2 - Recorded December 25th 1962:

01- Be-Bop-A-Lula
02- I Saw Her Standing There
03- Hallelujah I Love Her So
04- Red Hot (incomplete)
05- Sheila
06- Kansas City / Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
07- I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
08- Reminiscing
09- Red Sails in the Sunset
10- Sweet Little Sixteen
11- Roll Over Beethoven
12- A Taste of Honey (incomplete)
13- Ask Me Why
14- Long Tall Sally
15- Bésame Mucho
16- I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You
17- Twist and Shout
18- Mr. Moonlight
19- Falling In Love Again [Can’t Help It]
20- I’m Talkin’ Bout You
21- I Remember You

·"Colección Definitiva 1963-1968" - Sandro

Roberto Sánchez (August 19, 1945 – January 4, 2010), better known as Sandro, AKA Sandro de América ("Sandro of America" in Spanish), or El Gitano (The Gypsy), was an Argentine singer and actor. He learned to play the guitar as a child, and his paternal grandfather was Russian Romani. Romani people are known in Argentina as gitanos (gypsies). Considered as the precursor of rock music in Spanish, initially he imitated Elvis Presley, but he ended creating a totally personal style that marked his whole career. He started as the singer of the group Sandro & los de Fuego, which gained popularity on the TV show Sábados Circulares during the early 60s. Later, during the late 60s - early 70s, he became immensely popular in Latin America with songs like Trigal, Tengo, ¿A Esto Le Llamas Amor?, Eres El Demonio Disfrazado, Porque Yo Te Amo, Una Muchacha y Una Guitarra and Rosa, Rosa. Sandro also appeared in various films, among others: Quiero Llenarme de Ti ("I Want to Fill Myself with You") and a telenovela (soap opera), called Fue sin Querer ("It Wasn't On Purpose"). He was the first Latino pop singer to fill Madison Square Garden doing so five times during the 1970s. Sandro was also the first singer to do a television concert via satellite. The concert was broadcast from Madison Square Garden on April 1970. This concert marked the debut of Latino music for a world audience. In the 1990s several Argentine and other Latin American artists made a CD in his honor called Padre del Rock en Castellano ("Father of Rock in Spanish "). After several years without any important notice on his music, Sandro reappeared in 1993 at the Gran Rex Theater in Buenos Aires doing 20 consecutive sold-out concerts. That was his last series of public appearances before announcing that he had got emphysema because of the cigarettes that he used to smoke by many years. He died on January 4, 2010 of complications from heart and lung transplant surgery. He was 64 y.o. Here’s a compilation of the best rock & roll numbers featured on his first 6 LPs. Hope you like it.



01- Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On
02- Devil In Disguise
03- Boys
04- Sugar Schack
05- Mother Goose Twist
06- Kiss Me Quick
07- On my Mind
08- Peggy, Peggy
09- Hippy Hippy Shake
10- A World Without Love
11- Tchin, Tchin
12- My Bonnie
13- Glad All Over
14- Little Child
15- From a Window
16- It’s Gonna Be All Right
17- Feel So Fine
18- Rock & Roll Music
19- I’ll Follow the Sun
20- The House of the Rising Sun
21- Forever
22- Love Potion Number Nine
23- I’m Talking ‘Bout You
24- Such a Night
25- Tutti Frutti
26- It Feels so Right
27- What I’d Say
28- A Boy Loomy
29- Sigue Llamando Nena
30- Well Allright, Okay, You Win
31- Down The Line
32- I’m Ready
33- Reach Out I’ll Be There
34- A Little Bit Now
35- Atmósfera Pesada

·"Roll with You" - Eli 'Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves

Roll with You, the new album from Boston-based soul band Eli Paperboy Reed & The True Loves, and chances are you’ll immediately feel the urge to either dance or cry. ''That first response to a record is the most important,'' says frontman Eli Reed. ''If a record comes on and makes you want to dance right away, then you re doing a good job. If a record comes on and makes you want to cry right away, you're also doing a good job. I think this album does both.'' Roll with You is a vital, gospel-tinged mix of sweaty, up-tempo numbers and aching, lovelorn ballads that connect instantly thanks to the passion of this young performer and his equally young band. The True Loves may employ classic soul stylings but they make the music their own by performing it with the youthful abandon that only a group of seven talented guys in their 20s can muster. There are singers who sing, then there are singers whose sheer power of expression can knock you off your feet. Eli 'Paperboy' Reed falls firmly into the latter category... [he] threatens to be one of the defining voices of the year. Classic '60's Stax/Motown influenced R&B, but oh so fresh in its own way. The retro soundscape is perfect. If you love the great soul records of the '60's, here's one for you. You'd never guess it was recorded in the 21st century.



01- Stake Your Claim
02- Am I Wasting My Time?
03- It's Easier
04- The Satisfier
05- Take My Love with You
06- I'll Roll with You
07- She Walks
08- I'm Gonna Getcha
09- Won't Give Up Without a Fight
10- (Am I Just) Fooling Myself?
11- (Doin' the) Boom Boom