Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

This is just great...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Late-period Coltrane links

These are found links. From his post-Love Supreme free jazz period. Very challenging stuff. Kudos to black_man_land, Stefan from Paris and Wine, Women and Song for the links.

John Coltrane - Ascension [1965]

John Coltrane - Stellar Regions [1967]

John Coltrane - Interstellar Space [1967]

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The King of Space Age Pop

Esquivel - Other Worlds Other Sounds [1958]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 90.9 MB

1. Granada
2. Begin the Beguine
3. Night and Day
4. Poinciana
5. Playfully
6. Adios
7. That Old Black Magic
8. Nature Boy
9. Magic Is the Moonlight
10. Speak Low
11. Ballerina
12. It Had to Be You
13. I Only Have Eyes for You
14. Anna (El Negro Zumbon)
15. Frenesi

Esquivel - Music From A Sparkling Planet [1995, compilation]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 76.2 MB

1. Cachita
2. Cherokee
3. Third Man Theme
4. La Bikina
5. You Belong To My Heart
6. La Paloma
7. Cachito
8. Granada
9. Question Mark (What Can You Do)
10. My Blue Heaven
11. All Of Me
12. Poinciana
13. Flower Girl Of Bordeaux
14. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Friday, December 15, 2006

Frank Called These "Suicide Songs"

All reported broken links have been repaired. Thanks for the feedback.

Many fans agree that these two albums are the best representation of Sinatra's supreme interpretation for ballads. Both of these albums were arranged & scored by the inimitable Nelson Riddle, widely regarded as Sinatra's greatest collaborator (and a fellow New Jersey boy). In The Wee Small Hours was recorded shortly after Sinatra's divorce from Ava Gardner, and it was Nelson who remarked that "It took Ava to teach Frank how to sing a torch song."

Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely is hands-down the darkest, bleakest album Sinatra has ever recorded (despite the silly album cover). Of all the revered albums Sinatra recorded with Nelson Riddle, this is easily the best one, and cited by Sinatra as his own favorite. This album is very much like the man himself, you can talk constantly about it yet never define it.

Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours [1954]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 93.2 MB

1. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
2. Mood Indigo
3. Glad To Be Unhappy
4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
5. Deep In A Dream
6. I See Your Face Before Me
7. Can't We Be Friends?
8. When Your Lover Has Gone
9. What Is This Thing Called Love
10. Last Night When We Were Young
11. I'll Be Around
12. Ill Wind
13. It Never Entered My Mind
14. Dancing On The Ceiling
15. I'll Never Be The Same
16. This Love Of Mine

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely [1958]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 113.8 MB

1. Only The Lonely
2. Angel Eyes
3. What's New?
4. It's A Lonesome Old Town
5. Willow Weep For Me
6. Good-Bye
7. Blues In The Night
8. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
9. Ebb Tide
10. Spring Is Here
11. Gone With The Wind
12. One For My Baby
13. Sleep Warm
14. Where Or When

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

McKinley Morganfield

The Rhino Records Disco Box Set has been re-upped. Please report any other broken links. Thanks for the feedback.

Muddy Waters - His Best: 1947 to 1955 [1997]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 117.8 MB

1. I Can't Be Satisfied
2. I Feel Like Going Home
3. Train Fare Blues
4. Rollin' And Tumblin', Part 1
5. Rollin' Stone
6. Louisiana Blues
7. Long Distance Call
8. Honey Bee
9. She Moves Me
10. Still A Fool
11. Standing Around Crying
12. Baby Please Don't Go
13. I Want You To Love Me
14. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
15. I Just Want To Make Love To You
16. I'm Ready
17. Young Fashioned Ways
18. Mannish Boy
19. Sugar Sweet
20. Trouble No More

Muddy Waters - His Best: 1956 to 1964 [1997]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 117.7 MB

1. All Aboard
2. Forty Days And Forty Nights
3. Just To Be With You
4. Don't Go No Farther
5. Diamonds At Your Feet
6. I Love The Life I Live, I Live The Life I Love
7. Rock Me
8. Got My Mojo Working
9. She's Nineteen Years Old
10. Close To You
11. Walkin' Thru The Park
12. She's Into Something
13. I Feel So Good
14. You Shook Me
15. You Need Love
16. My Love Strikes Like Lightning
17. My Home Is In The Delta
18. Good Morning, Little School Girl
19. The Same Thing
20. You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had

...A True Chicagoan

Monday, December 11, 2006

Blue Note Jazz

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers- A Night In Tunisia [1960]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 99.4 MB

1. A Night In Tunisia
2. Sincerely Diana
3. Sincerely Diana (Alt. Take)
4. So Tired
5. Yama
6. Kozo's Waltz
7. When Your Lover Has Gone

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective [1963]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 83.7 MB

1. Elijah
2. Beast Of Burden
3. Cristo Redentor
4. The Black Disciple
5. Chant

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Last Angry Man

George Carlin - Complaints & Grievances [2001]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 113.6 MB

George Carlin - Life Is Worth Losing [2006]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 147.4 MB

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Riled Up Riley

B.B. King - Live At The Regal [1964]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 71.2 MB

1. Every Day I Have The Blues
2. Sweet Little Angel
3. It's My Own Fault
4. How Blue Can You Get?
5. Please Love Me
6. You Upset Me Baby
7. Worry, Worry
8. Woke Up This Mornin'
9. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
10. Help The Poor

B.B. King - Live In Cook County Jail [1971]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 79.7 MB

1. Introductions
2. Every Day I Have The Blues
3. How Blue Can You Get?
4. Worry, Worry
5. Medley: 3 O'Clock Blues/Darlin' You Know I Love You
6. Sweet Sixteen
7. The Thrill Is Gone
8. Please Accept My Love

Friday, December 01, 2006

Martinis & Mistletoe!

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Various Artists - Ultra-Lounge Christmas Cocktails [1996]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 142.1 MB

1. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo - Billy May
2. Winter Wonderland - Peggy Lee
3. Christmas Trumpets/We Wish You A Verry Merry Christmas - Ray Anthony
4. Christmas Is - Lou Rawls
5. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town/White Christmas - Jimmy McGriff
6. I'd Like You For Christmas - Julie London
7. Holiday On Skis - Al Caiola & Riz Ortolani
8. (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag - Kay Starr
9. Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock - Hollyridge Strings
10. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Dean Martin
11. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Jingle Bells - Eddie Dunstedter
12. Christmas Kisses - Ray Anthony
13. I'll Be Home For Christmas/Baby, It's Cold Outside - Jackie Gleason/Jack Marshall
14. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - Nancy Wilson
15. Cha-Cha All The Way - Capitol Studio Orchestra
16. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat King Cole
17. The Nutcracker Suite - Les Brown & His Band Of Renown
18. Ring Those Christmas Bells - Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians
19. Bonus Track - Christmas Cocktails
20. Bonus Track - Christmas Cocktails
21. Bonus Track - Christmas Cocktails

Various Artists - Ultra-Lounge Christmas Cocktails, Part Two [1997]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 128.6 MB

1. Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells - Caiola & Ortolani, Jimmy McGriff
2. Jingle All The Way - Lena Horne
3. Merry Christmas Baby - Lou Rawls
4. Warm December - Julie London
5. Let It Snow!/Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Eddie Dunstedter
6. The Merriest - June Christy
7. All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) - Nat King Cole Trio
8. The Christmas Waltz - Nancy Wilson
9. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm/Jing-A-Ling - Les Brown, Starlighters
10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy McGriff
11. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin
12. Snowfall/Snowfall Cha-Cha - George Shearing, Billy May
13. Jingle Bell Rock - Wayne Newton
14. Frosty The Snowman - Ventures
15. Christmas Island - Bob Atcher, Dinning Sisters
16. Exotic Night - Martin Denny
17. Happy Holiday - Peggy Lee
18. Sleigh Ride/Santa Claus' Party - Ferrante & Teicher, Les Baxter
19. Auld Lang Syne - Ultra-Lounge
20. What Is A Santa Claus? - Ultra-Lounge

Various Artists - Ultra-Lounge Christmas Cocktails, Part Three [2005]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 78.4 MB

1. Baby It's Cold Outside - Carmen McRae
2. Frosty The Snowman - Bing Crosby
3. Santa Clause Is Comin' To Town - Lena Horne
4. Jingle Bells - Johnny Mercer
5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Wayne Newton
6. That's What I Want For Christmas - Nancy Wilson
7. Winter Wonderland - Dean Martin
8. Do You Believe In Santa Claus? - Billy May
9. White Christmas - Peggy Lee
10. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Al Martino
11. A Marshmallow World - Ray Anthony
12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Lou Rawls
13. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Julie London
14. Buon Natale (Means Merry Christmas To You) - Nat King Cole
15. Sorry To See You Go - June Christy

Hilarious Album Covers

Released long after he became Garth Vader, all you can say to yourself when you see this album cover is "Gay Fortune-telling Cowboy."

I should feel guilty about this because she's a Christian singer, but given how attractive she is, I won't. They should of thought of a better title.

Aw, to hell with individualism and personality! Let's sum up the musical tastes of an entire demographic with just 18 folk-pop songs! Besides, how can they produce an album as silly as this without a single tune by Melissa Etheridge or the Indigo Girls?

This is just damn sad, but funny at the same time. Your reaction might be "Ha-ha-ha! Damn, that's messed up!"

This is too damn funny. Ladies, rid yourself of your fascination with Carmen Electra. Some of you should not be strippers!