K. Flay – Every Where Is Some Where (Deluxe Edition) (2018)
FLAC (track) | 56:47 | 359 Mb
Genre: Alternative, Indie, Punk
Kristine Meredith Flaherty 1985, known professionally as K.Flay, is an American singer and songwriter from Wilmette, Illinois. Her album Life as a Dog, released in 2014, peaked on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart at number two, and on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart at number 14. In 2016, she signed with Interscope Records as the first artist signed to Dan Reynolds’ Night Street Records imprint. K.Flay is nominated for two awards at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Every Where Is Some Where, and Best Rock Song for Blood in the Cut.
Jackie DeShannon – She Did It! The Songs Of Jackie DeShannon Vol 2 (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:12:07 | 172 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Ace Records
It wasn’t too difficult to pull another collection of prime Jackie DeShannon copyrights together in order to assemble an eagerly-anticipated second volume of Jackie’s songs for Ace’s Songwriter Series. As ever, the hardest job for the compilers was to decide what to include now and what to save for another time. She Did It is a fine follow-up to Break-A-Way and will appeal to everyone who bought and raved about the first volume. As before, Ace have chosen songs for She Did It which cover Jackie’s whole career. The final listing was approved by Ace fan-and-friend Jackie and includes several tracks of her suggestions. In the course of research, Ace have unearthed many rare gems that have not been on CD before and only two tracks have appeared previously on Ace. They have closed the compilation with a never-previously-heard demo from Jackie’s personal archives, sung by the lady herself. Comprehensive notes from Ace’s Mick Patrick and Tony Rounce and world-renowned Jackie DeShannon expert Peter Lerner, along with the inevitable bonanza of label shots, photos and assorted ephemera will make this a must have for any serious student of great pop songwriters of the 20th and in Jackie’s case, 21st-century.
Camila Cabello – Camila (Japanese Limited Edition) (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44:02 | 108 Mb
Genre: Pop / Label: Sony Music Japan
Vocalist Camila Cabello is a pop, R&B, and Latin-influenced performer who first came to prominence as a founding member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Born Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao in Cojimar, Cuba, Cabello moved to Miami, Florida at the age of six. Growing up in a Spanish-speaking environment (her mother is Cuban and her father is Mexican), she fostered her love of music by listening to Celia Cruz and Alejandro Fernndez. At the age of 15, she auditioned for The X Factor in Greensboro, North Carolina. Even though she was eliminated (along with her four future groupmates), the judges brought her back. Simon Cowell combined the girls into a quintet and formed Fifth Harmony.
All About Elvis – A Tribute To The King (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3:45:58 | 520 Mb
Genre: Rock And Roll, Rockabilly, Pop / Label: Fantastic Voyage
It’s that phenomenon that is thoroughly explored on All About Elvis: A Tribute To The King, a 3CD set compiled and annotated by rock & roll authority Dave Penny. Its 97 tracks, dating from 1954 to 1962, were recorded by Elvis’s contemporaries. CD1 Elvis Style rounds up recordings sung in the style of Elvis, including contributions by Conway Twitty, Ral Donner, Roy Orbison and Sleepy LaBeef. CD2 Elvis Songs comprises songs associated with Elvis, featuring the likes of Carl Perkins, Ricky Nelson, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson and Eddie Cochran. Bobby Bare aside, CD3 Elvis Adored has the least familiar names, as all manner of artists rushed to sing the praises of The King. Manager Colonel Tom Parker was a prolific licensor of lucrative Elvis merchandise, including badges, combs, dolls and key chains, and he was also a ruthless protector of copyright, so many recordings that traded on brand Presley were quashed or pulled from release at his instigation. But enough reached the public to offer a treasure trove of Presleyana. We hope you enjoy our quirky trawl through the early years of the Cult of Elvis and this idiosyncratic selection of recordings which span the novelty pop, country, rhythm & blues and rock & roll fields. With the Elvis At The O2 exhibition due to run until August 2015, there is no shortage of interest in all things related to Elvis.
VA – Best Of The 70s [3CD] (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:58:33 | 436 Mb
Genre: Pop, Disco / Label: Warner Music
This compilation combines the best and biggest hits of this Decade on 3 CDs. Rock by the Ramones, Funk and Disco by Chic and Sister Sledge, or Pop by Pussycat, Christopher Cross or KC & The Sunshine Band offer something for every musical taste and impressively convey the musical diversity of this era!
Wide Open – Long Road Home (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) – 303 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps – 119 MB | 00:49:25
Country, Blues, Americana | Label: Two Moon Records
The Wide Open features award winning duo Season Ammons and Allen Rayfield. Their distinctive style of soulful, blues-infused vocals, swampy harmonica riffs, distorted banjo licks and well-crafted lyrics with R&B grooves lends itself to the new movement that is Americana Music. Allen Rayfield is a three time WINNER of Best Harmonica Player in The Emerald Coast and Season Ammons was nominated in 2014 by The Academy of Texas Music for Best Female Vocalist and the duo was recently nominated for Best Americana Album in 2016 by The Independent Music Awards.
The duo show stands alone with tons of energy and sound as they play various instruments and back one another in harmonies. However, depending on venue and event needs The Wide Open can expand with additional members to include electric and slide guitar, fiddle, keys, drums and bass. Regardless of band configuration The Wide Open puts on a fun, engaging and memorable performance every single time.
Ty Tabor – Alien Beans (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) – 535 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps – 186 MB | 01:20:56
Progresive Rock, Guitar Virtuoso | Label: Rat Pak Records
King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor will release his all new solo effort Alien Beans January 12, 2018 via Rat Pak Records. Alien Beans is a double disc album that features 10 all new studio tracks and a best of compilation disc featuring 11 newly re-mixed and re-mastered tracks from Ty’s previous releases. Regarding the new album, Ty comments, I wanted to do a rock album and put some new, heavier stuff together. Along the way we also decided to remix some of the older stuff and make it a double album. Everything just fits together like it should. The whole concept behind the new album was to simply re-release a lot of my old catalog that was only available online and that most people didn’t really know about. Basically, my back catalog has kind of been hidden among the fans for a long time, but I didn’t just want to re-release the same stuff. A lot of times when you release an album you wish you could go back later and fix a little thing, or mix this differently, or whatever. Well, I took a look at all the old songs in that light and I did do some tweaking. I remixed some of it and I remastered all of it. But we didn’t stop there. We ended up spending a year writing a whole new album too and decided to put them both out together. So, it’s not just the old compilation of stuff that people know about, but it’s brand new songs too. Double album, old and new. On the subject of song writing Ty states, When it comes to what I write for solo material, I don’t really think about bands or anything like that. I just write music that makes me happy and I’ve ended up with an album I really love! From the melodic instrumental album opener Alien Beans to the brooding lyrics of closer Deeper Place, Ty combines his unique songwriting and sense of melody that made him famous in King’s X with his individual vocal style. Songs like Freight Train, Johnny Guitar and Somebody Lied showcase Ty’s rockier side while So Here’s To You and This Time show his softer sensibility. With thought provoking lyrics, solid guitar riffs, and Ty’s signature sound, Alien Beans will surely resonate with all fans of rock music.
Tom Forest – Hope (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) – 184 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps – 73 MB | 00:31:52
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative | Label: Beverly Martel
LOS ANGELES, CA- UK recording artist Tom Forest is a collaboration between British singer/guitarist Tom Gracefield and his wife. writer/producer Isabel Gracefield and their debut album, Hope released on January 12, 2018. Hope is an atmospherically moody album. Lyrically, the songs touch upon a whole range of human emotions and subject matter.
Hope falls into two halves the songs written earliest in the process address the near death of Tom’s brother and explore the fragile nature of self-esteem and nostalgia for childhood. The second half is about finding a home and hope in fatherhood.
With his smoothly unassuming voice, Tom sings with such a honest humanity that it’s hard not to occupy the emotional state of mind that is embodied in each song. His voice is perfectly accompanied by his wife’s immaculate production. From the the subtle crescendos of the strings in House of Cards to the punctuating vocal harmonies in Believer, not sonic element is wasted, and the musical experience, as a whole is entirely satisfying.
The Paul Delay Band – Live At Notodden ’97 (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) – 359 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps – 119 MB | 00:50:56
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Little Village Foundation
Paul deLay’s untimely death a decade ago at the age of 55 seemed a cruel trick of the cosmos. His death stilled one of the most original voices in all of blues, an artist at the height of his powers, who transcended notions of black or white; of authenticity; who existed on a plane of pure emotion and invention.
He didn’t write standard blues songs, nor was he part of the herd of blues harmonica players, some of whom perhaps gravitate to the harp because of its portability and simplicity. Few if any of those could play a diatonic harp solo as concise and clich-free as deLay’s on Wealthy Man. As for the jazzy calliope of his chromatic harp over the bass-driven funk of Nice and Strong well, there’s no one else in the blues world who can do that.
And his voice he had no business being the great singer he was, thanks to pipes that recalled Andy Devine’s more than your stereotypical blues shouter. But there it is: deLay was is great because he was never a stereotype. Instead he was a funny, intelligent, basically shy man who was a great blues musician because he was unafraid to open the conduit to his heart and soul. And he was backed by a superb band that could essay the way-beyond-12-bar-blues complexity and subtlety of his songs; compatriots who believed in deLay and his music.
You can hear all that on this just-discovered recording of deLay and his superb band at their peak, in front of a crowd of enthusiastic Norwegians at the 1997 Notodden Blues Festival. It’s a completely unexpected bonus, and perhaps a bit of cosmic recompense for deLay’s untimely departure, that this recording came to light on the 10th anniversary of his departure, and 20 years after this performance.
Back in 1998, the Notodden festival released a 10th anniversary compilation CD which included, What Went Wrong by the Paul deLay Band. That was a nice surprise, as the band hadn’t realized their set was being recorded. Plus they felt honored to be included on a CD with blues artists including B.B. King, Luther Allison, and Robert Cray. But that’s as far as it went, a pleasant surprise, until a year ago, when Louis Pain and Peter Dammann got to wondering whether a recording of their complete ’97 set might exist. It turned out that the deLay Band’s performance was still fondly remembered by Notodden festival goers, including current festival General Manager Jostein Forsberg, who had been a performer back in ’97. Remarkably, Forsberg was able to track down a recording of the set.
Listening to this CD, it’s no surprise that the performance was still remembered by Norwegian blues fans: from the ascending intro of Come On with It to the rolling lilt of Love on a Roll, the band and deLay serve notice that this hour is all theirs. You’ll soon find your own favorite parts.
Against all odds, we have a new Paul deLay Band album. Maybe the cosmos has some good tricks up its sleeve, too
Terry Fell – RCA Singles (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) – 221 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps – 134 MB | 00:57:40
Country, Oldies | Label: RCA/Legacy
Known for his one big hit, 1954’s Truck Driving Man, Terry Fell is but a footnote in country history, but an important one nonetheless. His hit literally spawned the whole truck driving saga that is still a major part of country music’s lyrical pool. He was also the first to see the promise in a young Buck Owens, signing him to a manager’s contract and using him as a lead guitarist on his sessions.