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- 08/05/17--04:15: Jim Dickinson – The Early Years ’63-’84 (2016)
- 08/05/17--04:47: Singles Chart Hot 100 Billboard 12th August (2017)
- 08/05/17--06:15: The Experience Nebula Room – Ouroborous (2017)
- 08/05/17--08:15: Tom Jones – Live On Soundstage (2017)
- 08/05/17--08:22: Jeanne Marie Sens - Jeu de mots - Flac
- 08/05/17--08:23: Tinariwen – Elwan (2017) [Hi-Res]
- 08/05/17--08:23: Dave Smith – Vanity Project (2017)
- 08/05/17--08:23: Karen Elson – Double Roses (2017) [Hi-Res]
- 08/05/17--08:23: Lafayette – Les dessous feminins (Edition deluxe) (2017)
- 08/05/17--08:23: Sarah Brightman – The Harem World Tour: Live From Las Vegas (2004)
- 08/05/17--08:23: Steeve Gernez – Chantez ! (2017)
- 08/05/17--08:23: Tengger Cavalry – Die on My Ride (2017)
- 08/05/17--08:34: Sidi Wacho: Soundtrack of A Revolution
- 08/05/17--08:35: BEHIND YOU κλαρίνο και ηλεκτρονικά σε απροσδόκητους συνδυασμούς
Молдавский Сувенир / Suvenir moldovenesc Жанр : Folklore Носитель : LP Год выпуска : 1974 Лейбл : Мелодия Страна-производитель : СССР Аудио кодек : FLAC Тип рипа : tracks Формат записи : 16/44 Формат раздачи : 16/44 Продолжительность : 19:07 Треклист : 01 - C.
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One of the most influential decades throughout musical history was the ‘80s. A plethora of bands made a name for themselves during this time. Now that we’ve come to 2017, many of these bands are releasing new music. In the past few years, we’ve heard from the likes of Tesla, Bon Jovi, and Kansas, along with former frontmen like Sebastian Bach and Stephen Pearcy. One band that was an ‘80s stalwart was Quiet Riot.
‘Road Rage’, is an 11-track achievement in hard rock. James Durbin may not have the distinctly recognizable vocals of Dubrow, but he still does a good job fronting the band that, at this point, has no original members left in the mix. Because of these facts, ‘Road Rage’ does not necessarily have the Quiet Riot signature sound that was heavily dependent on Dubrow’s vocals. Instead, with their label’s full support, the band embarked on a wholly new musical venture, scrapping the first sessions of the album in favor of Durbin’s fresh vocals.
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1. Bill Graham Intro
4. First I Look at the Purse
5. Whammer Jammer
7. Pack Fair and Square
8. Cruisin’ for Love
9. Serves You Right to Suffer
10. Hard Drivin’ Man
11. Thank You Staff & Bill Graham
13. It Ain’t What You Do (It’s How You Do It)
|Title of Album:||Agberos International|
|Year of Release:||2017|
|Total Time:||51 minutes and 45 seconds|
|Total Size:||121.1 MB|
|03||Ka Maa Dupe||BANTU||4:53|
|04||Niger Delta Blues||BANTU feat. Tony Allen||7:33|
|05||Ma Ko Bami||BANTU||4:11|
|07||Oni Temi||BANTU feat. Wana Wana||5:22|
|09||Anything For The Boys||BANTU||4:30|
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A1 –Jim Dickinson – You’ll Do It All The Time
A2 –Jim Dickinson – Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out
A3 –Jim Dickinson – Monkey Man
A4 –Jim Dickinson – Shake ‘Em On Down
A5 –The Jesters – My Baby
A6 –The Jesters – Cadillac Man
A7 –The Jesters – Jim Dandy And Sweet Sixteen
A8 –The Jesters – Night Train From Chicago
B1 –Jim Dickinson – Grass Is Never Greener
B2 –Jimmy Dickinson* & The Cramps – Red Headed Woman
B3 –Mudboy And The Neutrons* – On The Road Again
B4 –The Johnny Burnette Trio And His Memphis Friends – Red Hot
B5 –The Johnny Burnette Trio And His Memphis Friends – Rooster Blues
B6 –Jim Dickinson – St. James Infirmary Blues
Title: Singles Chart
Label: Rhino Entertainment Company
Style: Indie, Folk, Dancehall, Alternative, Bro-Country, Bluegrass, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Synthpop
Release Date: 04-08-2017
Format: Top, Compilation
Quality: 320 Kbps/Joint Stereo/44100Hz
Tracks: 100 Tracks
Size: 842 Mb / 06:01:02 Min
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1. What Happened to the Naked Guy? 03:21
2. Comet in the Sky 02:50
3. Something in the Water 02:55
4. Pax et Lux 04:01
5. River of Temptations 03:39
6. Coins to Caronte 03:18
7. Three Headed Dog 02:31
8. Wolf on the Railroad 03:08
9. Storm Within 03:49
10. Lucidity 05:57
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Tom Jones appears on the PBS series Soundstage along with Bluegrass/Country Icon Alison Krauss. The pair duet on 3 songs and Tom Jones delivers some of his greatest career hits including“It’s Not Unusual”, Delilah, and Prince’s “Kiss”.
C'est un peu dommage que le label "Atlantic" ait laissé tomber les artistes français pour l’édition cd de leurs œuvres. Il y avait des petites sucreries intéressantes. Le cas de Sens et encore plus bizarre. grande artiste, bonnes chansons qui sort de l'ordinaire et une seule compil' dispo ( sous plusieurs pochettes ). Alors ne gâchons pas notre plaisir et ecoutons ce bon disque, au grammage parfait.
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: Anti / Epitaph
Genre: World, Blues
Quality: flac 24 bits – 44.1Khz
Total Time: 00:46:14
Total Size: 492 mb
01. Tiwàyyen – Tinariwen feat. Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney
02. Sastanàqqàm – Tinariwen
03. Nizzagh Ijbal – Tinariwen
04. Hayati – Tinariwen
05. Ittus – Tinariwen
06. Ténéré Tàqqàl – Tinariwen
07. Imidiwàn n-àkall-in – Tinariwen
08. Talyat – Tinariwen feat. Matt Sweeney, Alain Johannes
09. Assàwt – Tinariwen
10. Arhegh ad annàgh – Tinariwen
11. Nànnuflày – Tinariwen feat. Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan
12. Fog Edaghàn (Intro Flute) [Ghost Track] – Tinariwen
13. Fog Edaghàn (Ghost Track) – Tinariwen
Tinariwen is a Tuareg group that performs a guitar-centric branch of Malian music that, to the untrained ear, is reminiscent of Ali Farka Touré’s, but is far more rock-oriented and percussive. All of the band’s musicians originate from the southern Sahara; the group’s name, meaning "empty places," is a reflection of their land of origin. The band formed in the rebel camps of Colonel Gaddafi, as each of the musicians had been forced from their nomadic lifestyle into involuntary military service. Surrounded by a displaced nation of their peers, Tinariwen forged a new style of music, trading their traditional lutes and shepherd’s flutes for electric guitars and drums. The style that resulted was dubbed "Tishoumaren," or "the music of the unemployed." Their music addresses issues such as political awakening, problems of exile, repression of their people, and demands of sovereignty. In a region with no postal or telephone system, their tapes soon became a grassroots voice of rebellion and a rallying point for the disenfranchised nation. Though outlawed in Algeria and Mali, 2001’s The Radio Tisdas Sessions and 2004’s Amassakoul are available to Western audiences. In 2006, they recorded their third album, Aman Iman: Water Is Life, released internationally in 2007 by Harmonia Mundi’s World Village imprint. The album was produced by Justin Adams, and featured the voice and guitar of founding member Mohammed Ag Itlale. Tinariwen toured the world for the first time in its wake. They followed the album with Imidiwan: Companions, a two-disc set containing one disc of music and a DVD documentary about Tinariwen’s history. This was once again followed by a world tour that included numerous festival appearances in the United States and Europe. Tinariwen signed to America’s Anti imprint in 2010. The label encouraged them to experiment. The end result was Tassili, issued in 2011, in which the band recorded a completely acoustic set in a protected region of the southeastern Algerian desert. The tapes were flown to America where guitarist Nels Cline overdubbed electric guitars and New Orleans’ famed Dirty Dozen Brass Band added horns, making Tassili a truly international collaboration. The album won a Grammy. The bandmembers were forced to flee Mali due to political and social unrest, and recorded their follow-up, Emmaar, at a studio in Joshua Tree National Park in the United States. It was released in February of 2014. Despite ongoing political upheaval, the band reconvened in 2016 after touring behind Emmaar, to record their sixth studio album, Elwan.
Title: Vanity Project
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: Blank Capsule Records
Genre: Pop, Folk, Piano
Quality: MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 00:27:56
Total Size: 104 mb
01. The Colostomy Rag (Original Mix)
02. Five Beers (Original Mix)
03. This C-nts Lying (Original Mix)
04. Civil disobedience for the sake of civil disobedience (Original Mix)
05. Isn’t Life a Shithouse? (Original Mix)
06. Thumbs Up if you’re wasting your Life (Original Mix)
07. Jedward (Original Mix)
08. Recorded For Training Purposes (Original Mix)
09. The Car Behind (Original Mix)
10. Some things are better on paper (Original Mix)
Title: Double Roses
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: HOT Records Limited
Genre: Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Quality: flac 24 bits – 44.1Khz
Total Time: 00:46:36
Total Size: 507 mb
01. Wonder Blind
02. Double Roses
03. Call Your Name
04. Hell and Highwater
05. The End
07. Why Am I Waiting?
08. Million Stars
10. Distant Shore
Title: Les dessous feminins (Edition deluxe)
Year Of Release: 2017
Genre: French, Indie, Pop
Quality: MP3 CBR, 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 58:07 mins
Total Size: 135 MB / 388 MB
Echappé en solo du duo One Two qu’il formait avec Severin, Lafayette propose son premier album « Les Dessous Féminins ». Il y montre son amour pour les classiques de la chanson française, des Alain Chamfort et Souchon à Daho ou Voulzy tout en s’insérant dans cette nouvelle scène héritière de Katerine ou Tellier : 16 titres romantiques, élégants, légers sans être superficiels et un peu nostalgiques. Sacré français !
01. Lafayette – Une fille, un ete
02. Lafayette – Eros automatique
03. Lafayette – La melancolie francaise
04. Lafayette – Endless Summer
05. Lafayette – Je perds la boussole
06. Lafayette – Les dessous feminins
07. Lafayette – Decapotable
08. Lafayette – La mort c’est mauvais genre
09. Lafayette – Automatique
10. Lafayette – Instantane sur la banquise
11. Lafayette – La glanda
12. Lafayette – Chanteur pour dames
13. Lafayette feat. Fishbach – Ponctuation erotique
14. Lafayette – Faust
15. Lafayette & Basile Di Manski – Antica tecnologia
16. Lafayette feat. Part Time Friends – Endless Summer
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Title: The Harem World Tour: Live From Las Vegas
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Angel Records [7243 5 57802 25]
Genre: Classical Crossover, Operatic Pop, World
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue+.log,scans)
Total Time: 65:52
Total Size: 468 MB
01. Kama Sutra
02. Harem Overture
03. It’s A Beautiful Day
04. Dust In The Wind
05. Who Wants To Live Forever
06. Anytime, Anywhere
07. La Luna
08. Nessun Dorma
09. The War Is Over
11. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
12. Phantom Of The Opera (Suite)
13. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
14. Time To Say Goodbye
15. A Question Of Honour
16. Snow On The Sahara
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Title: Chantez !
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: ADF Musique
Genre: French Pop, Chanson
Quality: mp3 320 kbps / flac lossless
Total Time: 00:45:05
Total Size: 104 / 271 mb
01. D’où que tu viennes (feat. Alice Montembault, Jeanne Montembault & Sarah Montembault)
02. J’ai tant cassé
03. Viens comme un ami (feat. Alice Montembault, Jeanne Montembault & Sarah Montembault)
04. D’une scène à l’autre (feat. Alice Montembault, Jeanne Montembault & Sarah Montembault)
05. Il suffirait d’un rien peut-être
06. Chanter (feat. Chloé Gernez, Alice Montembault, Jeanne Montembault & Sarah Montembault)
07. Laissez faire le tempo (feat. Chloé Gernez, Alice Montembault, Jeanne Montembault & Sarah Montembault)
08. Bats-toi (feat. Alice Montembault, Jeanne Montembault & Sarah Montembault)
09. Unis dans un amour (feat. Alice Montembault, Jeanne Montembault & Sarah Montembault)
10. Ce mal de toi
11. Resucito (feat. Alice Montembault, Jeanne Montembault & Sarah Montembault)
12. Je te souhaite
13. Si c’était ça la foi (feat. Chloé Gernez, Alice Montembault, Jeanne Montembault & Sarah Montembault)
Title: Die on My Ride
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: Tengger Cavalry LLC
Genre: Alternative, Folk metal
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 36:48 mins
Total Size: 250 MB
Folk metal masters Tengger Cavalry will be unleashing their latest album Die On My Ride June 2 via M-Theory Audio. Check out the lyric video for the title track above.
“Die On My Ride is a rather different album than all of our previous releases,” says frontman Nature Ganganbaigal. “This album reaches a more personal place for us. We discuss personal struggle surrounding identity conflicts, racial discrimination and individual freedoms. I think an important part of existing in modern society is learning to accept one another for who we are and embrace our differences, and to look beyond that to find a deeper connection between each race or ethnic group.”
Ganganbaigal continues, “Musically, I intentionally tried to incorporate more clean vocal choruses, semitones and western minor scales, rather than stick just within our traditional Mongolian folk style. We also incorporated piano to add a more emotional element to the songs.”
Tengger Calvary will be embarking on a tour with Felix Martin beginning June 3 in Montreal, Quebec. Helsott will jump on for several shows beginning June 18 in Vancouver through June 23 in San Francisco.
“After so many months off the road, hours and hours of recording in the studio and many intense rehearsals, we are so excited to finally hit the road and raid with Felix Martin and Helsott!” Ganganbaigal exclaims. “Helsott is amazing – they play European-influenced pagan folk metal, and Felix Martin is an absolutely skillful progressive-influenced metal/rock act. We’re stoked to play many songs from our brand new album and also to have these awesome fellow world/folk music artists out with us!”
01. Tengger Cavalry – Snow
02. Tengger Cavalry – Die on My Ride
03. Tengger Cavalry – Independence Day
04. Tengger Cavalry – Cursed
05. Tengger Cavalry – To the Sky
06. Tengger Cavalry – Strike
07. Tengger Cavalry – Ashley
08. Tengger Cavalry – The Frontline
09. Tengger Cavalry – Me Against Me
10. Tengger Cavalry – The Choice of My Mind
11. Tengger Cavalry – Prayer
12. Tengger Cavalry – We Will Survive (Bonus)
Title: Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Hungarian Dances
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Octavia Records
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/192kHz]
Total Time: 01:08:51
Total Size: 3,24 GB
Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi (小林 研一郎 , born April 9, 1940) is a Japanese conductor and composer. Born in Iwaki, Fukushima, Kobayashi’s father was a high school music teacher, and mother was a primary school teacher. Kobayashi started composing music at the age of 11, studied composition and conducting under Mareo Ishiketa (composition), Kazuo Yamada (conducting), and Akeo Watanabe (conducting) at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Kobayashi won the 1st prize and the special award at the International Conductors Competition on Hungarian television in 1974. He has led orchestras in Germany, Austria, Britain, and Netherlands. Kobayashi has been resident conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. Kobayashi was appointed to the principal conductor of Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (1988-1990), chief conductor (1990-1994, 1997-2004), music director (2004-2007) and conductor laureate since 2010. Kobayashi served the principal guest conductor of Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and Kyusyu Symphony Orchestra. He was general music director of Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra from 1998 to 2001, music director from 2001 to 2003, is now appointed to the conductor laureate since 2003. Kobayashi was appointed to the special guest conductor of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in August 2011, appointed to the music director of Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in June 2012.
In Europe, Kobayashi served the principal conductor of Hungarian State Symphony (now Hungarian National Philharmonic) from 1987 to 1997, and is now conductor laureate of the orchestra. Kobayashi was the first Asian conductor who had conducted Czech Philharmonic at the Prague Spring International Music Festival in 2002. He has held the regular guest conductorship with Czech Philharmonic. He was one of three conductors who primarily led the orchestra after the resignation of Gerd Albrecht from the chief conductorship orchestra in 1996 and before advent of Vladimir Ashkenazy in 1998. In 2006, he became vaste dirigent (‘permanent conductor’) of Het Gelders Orkest of Arnhem, Netherlands.
Kobayashi was a former music professor of Tokyo University of the Arts(now holds the emeritus professorship), the emeritus professor of Tokyo College of Music and Franz Liszt Academy of Music.
His compositions include his Passacaglia for orchestra, in honour of the 400th anniversary of relations between Japan and the Netherlands in the year 2000. Kobayashi directed the premiere with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in 1999.
Kobayashi’s daughter Ayano Kobayashi is a pianist. His sister, Yuko Ichinose, is a soprano.
Kobayashi received the Liszt Memorial Decoration (1986), the Hungarian Order of Culture (1990), and the Middle Cross with the Star of the Order of the Republic of Hungary decoration (the highest civilian honour) from the Hungarian government in 1994. In 2000 he was awarded the Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award by the Prague Society for International Cooperation. –wikipedia
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor Op. 68
01. I. Un poco sostenuto – Allegro – Meno allegro (15:05)
02. II. Andante sostenuto (9:45)
03. III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso (5:00)
04. IV. Adagio – Piu andante – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio – Piu allegro (17:52)
Hungarian Dances WoO.1
05. No. 1 in G minor (3:38)
06. No. 3 in F major (2:35)
07. No. 4 in F-sharp minor (5:38)
08. No. 5 in G minor (3:23)
09. No. 6 in D major (4:07)
10. No. 10 in F major (1:48)
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, conductor
Recorded: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Centre on April 22-23, 2014 (DSD Recording)
For 10 years, the Algerian-French rapper known as Saïdou was a member of the group Le Ministère des Affaires Populaires (the Ministry of Popular Affairs) or simply, MAP. A hip-hop group based in Lille, in the north of France, they were highly influenced by the music and culture from the region—a bit of Algerian, a bit of Jacques Brel, a touch of Balkan, American hip-hop, and a political/social agenda from groups they idolized, like the French band Zebda. Saïdou has described MAP as “anti-racist, anti-imperialist, anti-colonialist and anti-system.” They eventually splintered into another group with Saïdou forming Le Zone d’Expression Populaire (the Zone of Popular Expression), or ZEP, which caused a controversy with their song, “Nique la France!” in 2010. The band was sued by an extreme right-wing group who claimed the song was racist against white French people. Many international celebrities signed petitions in their support of the band and the ensuing legal battle brought needed attention to racism in the country.
Saïdou’s latest group, Sidi Wacho, continues his exploration into mixing musical styles and rapping about social/political issues, but this time adding a South American twist. We spoke with Saïdou backstage at the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique de Montreal after their sound check, through an interpreter.
“I could write a whole book on how I discovered music,” Saïdou says. “I started music as a kind of identity rebellion. Questioning cultural identity has been an issue in France for some time—race, culture, many things in this area. And as a musician, I’m very interested in this as an immigrant of working-class background, especially as we are the children of the former French colonies.
“Lille,” he continues, “is different from other parts of France because there is a large mix of North Africans. MAP, like Sidi Wacho, dealt with social and racial issues. The difference with Sidi Wacho is that now we have introduced a Chilean artist into writing and creating the songs, and he brings similar issues from his part of the world into the mix.”
“It was a voyage, not a vacation—a political voyage,” he explains, “because I was very interested in exploring the connection between the two continents—North Africa and South America. Both are in the Southern Hemisphere and I was interested specifically in learning about the indigenous communities and how they were both colonized by Europe. I knew a little about the history of South America because I am always interested anti-imperialism and anti-capitalism. What surprised me was how much the American capitalism and neo-liberalism—the Coca-Cola, McDonald’s—had spread there in a negative way.
“So while I was in Chile,” he continues, “just by chance, I had heard Juanito’s music on the radio at the hotel I was staying at. So I asked someone who worked at the hotel who that was and then I went to a small street concert where he was playing. He knew about MAP and my music. A week later, he invited me to do a song at his next concert. Then we met a third time and just messing around writing a song together. I didn’t go there for the reason nor with any thought that I would be forming a new group on this voyage. It was just to explore the people, learn Spanish, and record some music for ideas. I thought I was on a break from doing music.”
A year later, he returned to Chile and the two wrote a few songs together and thought they should try to record some of them. So Juanito came to France and Sidi Wacho was born. Saïdou brought in two members of MAP—accordionist Jeoffrey Arnone and Balkan horn player Boris Viande, and who were joined by French Afro-Cuban percussionist Fred “El Pulpo” Savinien (who’s played with Toots Thielemans and Carlos “Patato” Valdés, among others), and Chilean DJ Antu. The name Sidi Wacho itself announces the cultural mix of the group with sidi being the Arabic equivalent of “Mr.,” and wacho, slang for a street kid in Chile. In most of their songs, Saïdou and Juanito take turns rapping, the former in French and the latter in Spanish.
While one may wonder without first hearing Sidi Wacho’s music, how the musical cultures would meld rather than clash, Saïdou sees a direct connection that allowed it to happen smoothly.
“I think both North Africa and South America share a political culture,” he says, “and a musical culture in their histories connecting them through the musical rhythms brought by the slaves. This is an evident, obvious connection. And through our music and lyrics, we tap into these connections. The different styles of music all flow together, ca jure pas, as we say. And yes, it communicates the story,” then adds self-deferentially, “even if the quality isn’t necessarily there…. As long there is honesty and sincerity, the audience can hear it.”
Saïdou invites the public to download their album for free at their website. “It’s a form of commitment to the movement to make it free,” he explains. The album also features a song with Brazilian singer Flavia Coelho, whom we recently interviewed. “With Flavia it’s all easy,” Saïdou adds. “She has great energy and great talent as well.”
We asked Saïdou if he believes their music, or music in general, can be a force for change on the planet.
“We don’t think we are going to change the world with one song,” he says, “but the idea of helping, being a tool for change, we hope we can help be a lesson to other people. That is the meaning of our music—to just try. Many artists think their music is, you know, is this universal thing and can change the world, but I think that’s a bit egocentric of them. We just see ourselves simply wanting to participate within the larger community as a collective, to let the music speak for itself and be part of a soundtrack to the movement of emancipation and change.”
So does he have hope that things will get better?
“I think there is some hope,” he concludes, “because we can see sometimes things get better. It’s like sparks that happen from time to time. So yes, I have hope. Though also,” he smiles, “sometimes I go to bed feeling a bit pessimistic, but every morning I wake up an optimist.”