Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Anthony Dominick Benedetto

Links confirmed & protected 4/19/07.

On the Jazz compilation, pay close attention to track 8, "Lullaby of Broadway". It is a wonderful song and a great performance. Please report any broken links.

Tony Bennett - 16 Most Requested Songs [1986]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 94.4 MB

1. Because Of You
2. Stranger In Paradise
3. Rags To Riches
4. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
5. Cold, Cold Heart
6. Just In Time
7. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
8. I Wanna Be Around
9. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
10. For Once In My Life
11. This Is All I Ask
12. Smile
13. Tender Is The Night
14. The Shadow Of Your Smile
15. (Where Do I Begin) Love Story
16. The Good Life

Tony Bennett - Jazz [1987]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 138.1 MB

Buy this album at Collectors' Choice Music

[All tracks recorded between 1954 and 1967]
1. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
2. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
3. Stella By Starlight
4. On Green Dolphin Street
5. Let's Face The Music And Dance
6. I'm Thru With Love
7. Solitude
8. Lullaby Of Broadway
9. Dancing In The Dark
10. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
11. When Lights Are Low
12. Just One Of Those Things
13. Crazy Rhythm
14. Street Of Dreams
15. Love Scene
16. While The Music Plays On
17. Close Your Eyes
18. Out Of This World
19. Just Friends
20. Have You Met Miss Jones?
21. Danny Boy
22. Sweet Lorraine

Alec Baldwin is a total pro. (7:25 min. / SFW)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Country Crooning

Links re-upped 3/15/07

Sorry, these ones are at 128 kbps. Not my usual preference. Please report any broken links.

Elvis Presley - Promised Land [1975]
Mp3, Stereo, 128 kbps, 25.8 MB

1. Promised Land
2. There's A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In)
3. Help Me
4. Mr. Songman
5. Love Song Of The Year
6. It's Midnight
7. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
8. If You Talk In Your Sleep
9. Thinking About You
10. You Asked Me To

Elvis Presley - Today [1975]
Mp3, Stereo, 128 kbps, 31.2 MB

1. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
2. And I Love You So
3. Susan When She Tried
4. Woman Without Love
5. Shake A Hand
6. Pieces Of My Life
7. Fairytale
8. I Can Help
9. Bringing It Back
10. Green, Green Grass of Home

Elvis Presley - Moody Blue [1977]
Mp3, Stereo, 128 kbps, 28.3 MB

Buy this album at Collectors' Choice Music

1. Unchained Melody
2. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
3. Little Darlin
4. He'll Have To Go
5. Let Me Be There
6. Way Down
7. Pledging My Love
8. Moody Blue
9. She Thinks I Still Care
10. It's Easy For You

The guy with the shaggy hair and glasses is a great example of what it means to be a "self-important grandstanding asshole." He passes the award as if he just gave up one of his own kidneys. I laughed my ass off. What an embarassing douchebag. (1:48 min. / SFW)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Glow link repaired 3/2/07.

Please report any broken links.

Al Jarreau - We Got By [1975]
Mp3, Stereo, 128 kbps, 37.3 MB

1. Spirit
2. We Got By
3. Susan's Song
4. You Don't See Me
5. Lock All The Gates
6. Raggedy Ann
7. Letter Perfect
8. Sweet Potato Pie
9. Aladdin's Lamp

Al Jarreau - Glow [1976]
Mp3, Stereo, 96 kbps, 24.8 MB

1. Rainbow In Your Eyes
2. Your Song
3. Aqua De Beber
4. Have You Seen The Child
5. Hold On Me
6. Fire And Rain
7. Somebody's Watching You
8. Milwaukee
9. Glow

Al Jarreau - Look To The Rainbow [LIVE] [1977]
Mp3, Stereo, 128 kbps, 66.8 MB

1. Letter Perfect
2. Rainbow In Your Eyes
3. One Good Turn
4. Could You Believe
5. Burst In With The Dawn
6. Better Than Anything
7. So Long Girl
8. Look To The Rainbow
9. You Don't See Me
10. Take Five
11. Loving You
12. We Got By

Al Jarreau - This Time [1980]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 75.1 MB

1. Never Givin' Up
2. Gimme What You Got
3. Love Is Real
4. Alonzo
5. (If I Could Only) Change Your Mind
6. Spain (I Can Recall)
7. Distracted
8. Your Sweet Love
9. (A Rhyme) This Time

Al Jarreau - Breakin' Away [1981]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 83.4 MB

1. Closer To Your Love
2. My Old Friend
3. We're In This Love Together
4. Easy
5. Our Love
6. Breakin' Away
7. Roof Garden
8. (Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo A La Turk
9. Teach Me Tonight

Al Jarreau - High Crime [1984]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 75.2 MB

1. Raging Waters
2. Imagination
3. Murphy's Law
4. Tell Me
5. After All
6. High Crime
7. Let's Pretend
8. Sticky Wicket
9. Love Speaks Louder Than Words
10. Fallin'

Monday, February 19, 2007

Neo Soul (New but Old)

Thanks to everybody for their comments. Love the feedback and hope you are all sharing too. Links for The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, and Bossa Nova Samplers have been re-upped. Please report any broken links.

The ethereal Amel Larrieux first came to fame in 1995 as the voice behind the R&B duo Groove Theory. She's since gone solo, releasing three incredible albums. She is a signpost example of the wonderful "Neo Soul" movement. This is smart, sophisticated soul music, with touches of jazz and hip-hop. If you're sick of all the junk you normally hear on the radio, this will open your eyes and widen your smile.

Amel Larrieux - Infinite Possibilities [2000]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 91.1 MB

1. Get Up
2. I.N.I.
3. Sweet Misery
4. Searchin' My Soul
5. Even If
6. Infinite Possibilities
7. Shine
8. Down
9. Weather
10. Make Me Whole

Amel Larrieux - Bravebird [2004]
Mp3, Stereo, 160 kbps, 52.9 MB

1. For Real
2. Bravebird
3. Dear To Me
4. All I Got
5. Beyond
6. We Can Be New
7. Giving Something Up
8. Your Eyes
9. Congo
10. Sacred
11. Say You Want It All
12. All I Got #2

Amel Larrieux - Morning [2006]
Mp3, Stereo, 160 kbps, 51.2 MB

1. Trouble
2. Unanswered Question
3. No One Else
4. Earn My Affections
5. Weary
6. Morning
7. Gills & Tails
8. Magic
9. Just Once
10. Mountain Of When

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

It Means "The Baddest"

His new album isn't as good as the first two, but he's still got it (the grandmother stories are getting tired). Please report any broken links.

George Lopez - El Mas Chingon [2006]
Mp3, Stereo, 224 kbps, 78.1 MB

1. Si Se Puede 'Oh My God'
2. Different Is Masputo
3. Kids Now Listen
4. Swimming Listen
5. Weenies On A Fork
6. Cider
7. Church Hangover
8. Grandma & The Supremes
9. White Dudes In The Family
10. Going Back Five Times
11. Walk Of Fame
12. Will
13. Who Told You That?
14. Kidney
15. Operation Chorizo

About to retire...

February 1, 1975

Miles Davis' plays two concerts in Osaka, Japan. The matinee concert is turned into the double-live album Agharta, and is well-received by the few critics who've hung on to Davis' rock-funk explorations. The evening peformance gives way to the scorched-earth sounds of Pangaea, also a double-album. Unlike the focused funk of the (Agharta) matinee concert, Pangaea is a dark, crowded, crazy album that sounds like a culmination of Davis' experiments of the past seven years. Many critics and die-hard Miles fans have overlooked this album. There's crazy polyrhythmic drums, out-of-control saxophone, hyperventilated wah-wah guitars, and Miles himself alternating between frantic trumpet solos and organ riffs.

This is ominous, cacophonous funk-rock - plain and simple - and each song takes up an entire CD. I think this is the absolute best work Miles did in his fusion era (1968-1975), second only to Bitches Brew.

Immediately after this concert, Miles disappeared from the radar. He went into "semi-retirement" for health reasons. Becoming a total recluse, remaining inactive for six years, and not re-emerging until 1981. He was never the same after this.

Please report any broken links.

Miles Davis - Pangaea [1975]

Disc One
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 84.5 MB

1. Zimbabwe (41:48)

Disc Two
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 94.7 MB

1. Gondwana (46:50)

Monday, February 12, 2007

About to Brew a Bitch...

Early fusion-era Miles as requested. Please report any broken links.

Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky [1968]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 146.8 MB

1. Stuff
2. Paraphernalia
3. Black Comedy
4. Country Son
5. Black Comedy [alternate take]
6. Country Son

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro [1968]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 146.3 MB

1. Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet)
2. Tout de Suite
3. Petits Machins (Little Stuff)
4. Filles de Kilmanjaro
5. Mademoiselle Mabry (Miss Mabry)
6. Tout De Suite [alternate take]

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Telling Stories from Kingsland, Arkansas

Please say thanks and please report any broken links.

Johnny Cash - Ride This Train [1960]
Mp3, Mono, 320 kbps, 84.5 MB

1. Loading Coal
2. Slow Rider
3. Lumberjack
4. Dorraine Of Ponchartrain
5. Going To Memphis
6. When Papa Played The Dobro
7. Boss Jack
8. Old Doc Brown
9. The Fable Of Willie Brown (bonus track)
10. Second Honeymoon (bonus track)
11. The Ballad Of The Harpweaver (bonus track)
12. Smiling Bill McCall (bonus track)

Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special [1965]
Mp3, Stereo/Mono, 320 kbps, 84.3 MB

1. Orange Blossom Special
2. The Long Black Veil
3. It Ain't Me Babe
4. The Wall
5. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
6. You Wild Colorado
7. Mama, You Been On My Mind
8. When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below)
9. All Of God's Children Ain't Free
10. Danny Boy
11. Wildwood Flower
12. Amen
13. Engine 143 (bonus track)
14. (I'm Proud) The Baby Is Mine (bonus track)
15. Mama, You've Been On My Mind (bonus track)

At least he's not lying to us!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Two Hours of POW!

Requests for fusion-era Miles will soon be fulfilled. Please check back later. Please report any broken links.

Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall: Fortieth Anniversary Edition (REMASTERED) [1961]

Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 104.4 MB

1. Overture : The Trolley Song / Over The Rainbow / The Man That Got Away
2. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
3. Almost Like Being In Love / This Can't Be Love (Medley)
4. Do It Again
5. You Go To My Head
6. Alone Together
7. Who Cares? (As Long As You Care For Me)
8. Puttin' On The Ritz
9. How Long Has This Been Going On
10. Just You, Just Me
11. The Man That Got Away
12. San Francisco
13. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 148 MB

1. That's Entertainment
2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
4. You're Nearer
5. A Foggy Day
6. If Love Were All
7. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
8. Stormy Weather
9. You Made Me Love You / For Me And My Gal / The Trolley Song (Medley)
10. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
11. Over The Rainbow
12. Swanee
13. After You've Gone
14. Chicago

"...if you just Smile..." (3:27 min. SFW)