Skip James

Skip James - Hard Time Killin' Floor (2005)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 20, 2022
Skip James - Hard Time Killin' Floor (2005)

Skip James - Hard Time Killin' Floor (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 330 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Yazoo (Yazoo 2075)

Hard Time Killin' Floor isn't the first Skip James collection, and one could bet it will not be the last. But Hard Time Killin' Floor makes a pretty good argument for itself: the hour-and-six-minute album holds all of James' early work, and it's been remastered. James' soulful vocal style, like Robert Johnson's, has often been noted, but his quick picking style is also distinctive. "I'm So Glad" is performed at an up-tempo, breakneck pace, and the finger work will leave the listener dizzy. The title cut, on the other hand, has a slow, lazy quality, with the blue notes of the guitar matching the singer's mournful cry. James was somewhat unique among blues guitarists in that he also played piano. His spunky gospel style is on full display on songs like "How Long Buck" and the bizarrely titled "Little Cow and Calf Is Gonna Die Blues"…
Skip James - The Complete 1931 Sessions (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Skip James - The Complete 1931 Sessions (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 52:51 minutes | 626 MB
Blues | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

Skip James estimated that he recorded 26 sides for the Paramount label in 1931, but no one has ever turned up more than the 18 songs on this disc in any form.

Skip James - The Complete 1931 Sessions (2022)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 25, 2022
Skip James - The Complete 1931 Sessions (2022)

Skip James - The Complete 1931 Sessions (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 186 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | 00:52:59
Blues | Label: Black Swan Records

Skip James was a Delta blues artist from Mississippi. Known for his career during the Great Depression and subsequent decades, he was “rediscovered” and became much more widely recognized during the 1960’s when he was in very poor health nearing the end of his life. His playing style was primarily in a minor key, featuring complex fingerpicking. After years of being out of print, The Complete 1931 Sessions, taken from James' Paramount recordings, will be remastered and reissued by ORG Music for RSD Black Friday on color vinyl. The compilation is made up of some of the earliest years of the artist’s career and showcases the astounding talent he possessed from the very beginning.
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Rory Block - Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:35 minutes | 930 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Rory Block is the most celebrated living female acoustic blues artist. On her fifth release in the acclaimed 'Mentor Series' on Stony Plain, Rory pays tribute to Skip James, one of the most important country blues artists in history. Rory actively tours internationally and each new release is a high profile occasion in the blues community. "Today, she is regarded as the top female interpreter and authority on traditional blues worldwide".

Steve James - Love Chronicles (2021) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by El Misha at Feb. 15, 2021
Steve James - Love Chronicles (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Steve James - Love Chronicles (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 29:35 | 336 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter Steve James has carved a niche for himself in the acoustic and folk-blues scene through a lot of touring. He's built his fan base the old-fashioned way, without the support of an international record company marketing machine.
James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014

James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)
Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014
XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 306 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 265 | Time: 01:10:17

At long last! World premiere release of oft-requested James Newton Howard score to Joel Schumacher's Falling Down. Dark, violent urban thriller stars Michael Douglas as tragic protagonist on rampage, heading inexorably towards final showdown with retiring cop Robert DuVall. As confrontations grow in intensity, Douglas becomes increasingly unhinged. Howard follows in tow, with initially sparse score growing increasingly dense, clustered as film progresses. Dark ideas, intense action all have their say. Highlights are many, including riveting chase cues, pulsating conflict music, but one standout motif deserves spotlight: Howard writes moving minor-key trumpet solo that plays just once during "not economically viable" scene ("Miracle Mile"), then disappears completely until conclusion ("Falling Down"), where composer now brings film and score together in brilliant, powerful fashion. Sensational writing! Also worthy of attention: haunting series of string chords shifting between minor, major, playing for estranged relationship between everyman Douglas and wife Barbara Hershey. Howard even quotes nursery rhyme "London Bridge", which subtly relates to cop Duvall's own wife Tuesday Weld, who needs the tune to help calm her troubled nerves. It is difficult to overstate dramatic complexities and thematic subtleties of this important music.
James Horner - Patriot Games: Music From The Motion Picture (1992) 2CD Expanded Limited Edition Reissue 2013

James Horner - Patriot Games: Music From The Motion Picture (1992)
2CD Expanded Limited Edition Reissue 2013

XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 466 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 205 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: La-La Land Records | # LLLCD 1259 | Time: 01:29:17

La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures proudly present the remastered and expanded presentation of acclaimed composer James Horner's (STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, ALIENS, GLORY, TITANIC) original motion picture score to the 1992 feature film dramatic thriller PATRIOT GAMES, starring Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones, Anne Archer and Sean Bean, and directed by Phillip Noyce. Horner's intense, Irish-tinged score expertly supports and builds this political thriller's complex characterizations, brooding intrigue and white-knuckle suspense. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Mike Matessino, Horner's PATRIOT GAMES score is finally given the deluxe treatment it deserves in this 2-CD set, which contains more than 50 minutes of previously unreleased music. Exclusive liner notes by writer Jim Lochner take you behind-the-scenes of the film and its score.
James House - The L.A Tapes: Classic Rock Years (2022) {Limited Edition, Remastered}

James House - The L.A Tapes: Classic Rock Years (2022) {Limited Edition, Remastered}
2CD | XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 645 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 224 Mb
Full Scans | 00:36:34 + 00:52:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock | MelodicRock Classics #MRC008

For American Grammy and CMA nominated singer/songwriter James House, there was life before Nashville. House is best known as a country star for his three hit Nashville records, recorded for MCA and Epic Records in the years spanning 1989-1994 and his Song Of The Year nominations for the likes of Dwight Yoakam (“Ain't That Lonely Yet) and Martina McBride (“A Broken Wing”). But before that, James House was a rocker, making his solo debut on Atlantic Records in 1983 with an acclaimed self-titled record that featured James co-writing the album's 9 songs, plus a young Alan Pasqua on 2 co-writes. The album featured a superstar lineup including Jimmy Haslip (Blackjack), Mike Baird (Journey, Rick Springfield, Van Stephenson), Alan Pasqua (Giant), Rick Derringer and more. For whatever reason, it was never released on CD, with fans demanding its release for years.
Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007) Recorded 1977

Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Epic, Legacy | # 88697 07283 2 | 00:59:22

Muddy Waters had his second coming 30 years ago, when longtime friend and disciple Johnny Winter and his Blue Sky label returned him–after a series of listless recordings aimed at the rock audience–to the raw, powerful authenticity of his timeless Chess material with a series of powerful albums. Beginning with 1977's acclaimed Hard Again, a subsequent tour produced Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live, recorded onstage in Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia with Muddy's band, Winter, and harmonica player/vocalist James Cotton. Enough live material remained for Legacy to release an expanded version with an entire second disc of unissued concert material. It seems even that wasn't the end. This collection returns again to those remarkable concerts, featuring Muddy on five tracks, among them a rousing "I Can't Be Satisfied," "Trouble No More," "Caldonia," and the closing "Got My Mojo Workin'." Winter and Cotton are no less powerful, Cotton redoing Jackie Brenston's hit "Rocket '88'" and Winter ripping up John Lee Hooker's "I Done Got Over It" and "Mama Talk to Your Daughter."
The Choir of Westminster Abbey & James O'Donnell - Parry: Songs of Farewell & Works by Stanford, Gray & Wood (2020)

The Choir of Westminster Abbey & James O'Donnell - Parry: Songs of Farewell & Works by Stanford, Gray & Wood (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 Mb | Covers included | 01:04:45
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Hyperion Records

Stanford’s eight-part Latin Magnificat was posthumously dedicated to Parry, whose own Songs of farewell are unmistakably valedictory in mood. Personal as well as musical associations run deep in this poignantly expressive programme from Westminster Abbey Choir.