The April Fools (1969)

Taj Mahal - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2013) [15CD Box Set]

Taj Mahal - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
15CD | ~ 4374 or 1982 Mb | Box Art -> 216 Mb
2013 | Columbia Records/Sony Music/Legacy Recordings | 88697923442
Blues / Blues Rock / Folk / Funk / Soul / Rhythm & Blues

Decades before Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Keb' Mo' wed the Delta blues to various folk forms, there was Taj Mahal. Almost from the very beginning, Mahal provided audiences with connections to a plethora of blues styles. Further, he offered hard evidence connecting American blues to folk styles from other nations, particularly, but not limited to, those from the West Indies and various African countries, bridging gaps, highlighting similarities, and establishing links between many experiences of the African diaspora…
Mott The Hoople - Mental Train: The Island Years 1969-1971 (2018) [6CD Box Set]

Mott The Hoople - Mental Train: The Island Years 1969-1971 (2018)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music, MOTTBOX001 | ~ 2850 or 1239 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 526 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Hard Rock / Glam / Classic Rock

Mental Train: The Island Years 1969-1971 is a deep dive into the wild, wooly years before Mott the Hoople discovered glam. In other words, it's Mott the Hoople before they had anything resembling a hit but were still one of the hardest, heaviest, and weirdest rock bands to roam the land – and one of the most prolific, too. This six-disc box set covers a mere three years, but it was three years where they released four albums, piling up B-sides and other strays along the way. Mental Train rounds up what seems to be every surviving scrap and adds them as bonus tracks to Mott the Hoople, Mad Shadows, Wildlife and Brain Capers, and presenting two discs of non-LP material: a disc of unreleased music and a disc of live material…
Rare Earth - Fill Your Head: The Studio Albums 1969-1974 (2008) 3 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Rare Earth - Fill Your Head: The Studio Albums 1969-1974 (2008) 3 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 525 Mb | Scans ~ 31 Mb
Label: Motown/Hip-o Select | # B0003636-02 | Time: 03:48:52
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock, Soul

Rare Earth combined R&B, funk, and psychedelic rock on hits like "Get Ready" and "I Just Want To Celebrate", but FILL YOUR HEAD tells the story of their classic years in detail. Encompassing the five studio albums from their prime period, this box set includes not only the band's best-known material, but all the additional album cuts that simultaneously contextualize and complete the Rare Earth legacy. Get the lowdown on one of finest, funkiest rock bands ever to grow from the Motown family tree.
Shirley Scott - Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes (1969) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27228}

Shirley Scott - Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes (1969) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27228}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 170 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1969, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27228 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Hip soulful work from organist Shirley Scott – one of the first records that has her breaking out of the straighter soul jazz sound of her work on Prestige and Impulse – and a gem of a set that features some great funky arrangements from the great Marty Sheller! The group's all-Atlantic all the way through – with players that include King Curtis, Hank Crawford, and David Newman on "soul" saxophones – backing Shirley up on a batch of tunes are mostly takes on 60s pop and soul hits – given a larger band groove, and a sweet Atlantic swing! The album's got a great funky version of "It's Your Thing", plus "I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free", "Get Back", and "Natural Woman".
Grimm Tales of Terror April Fools 2017 Edition 20172 coversDigitalTLK-EMPIRE-HD

Grimm Tales of Terror April Fools 2017 Edition 20172 coversDigitalTLK-EMPIRE-HD
English | CBR | 51.3 MB
Alexander von Schlippenbach - The Living Music (1969) {Atavistic UMS/ALP231CD rel 2002}

Alexander von Schlippenbach - The Living Music (1969) {Atavistic UMS/ALP231CD rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969, 2002 Quasar/ Atavistic | UMS/ALP231CD
Jazz / Free Improvisation / Piano

Alexander von Schlippenbach, along with Peter Brötzmann and Manfred Schoof, was one of the founders of the German free jazz collective FMP Records. Like all good collectives, FMP knew how to conserve resources: the entirety of The Living Music, as well as half of Brötzmann's legendary 1969 album Nipples, was recorded by the same musicians in one day. Unlike Brötzmann's corrosive, chaotic Nipples, the six pieces on The Living Music explore the concepts of open spaces and collective improvisation at least as much as they do everyone-solos-at-once clatter.
Eric Kloss - Sky Shadows / In The Land Of The Giants (1968-1969) {1999 Prestige Remaster}

Eric Kloss - Sky Shadows / In The Land Of The Giants (1968-69) {1999 Prestige Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 452 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24217-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

For this 1969 release, saxophonist Eric Kloss, exclusively on alto for the date, is joined by tenor veteran Booker Ervin, allowing the 20-year-old Kloss to demonstrate he can readily go toe to toe with the Texan's big, blustery sound, as well as work in a more impressionistic vein. The rhythm section of drummer Alan Dawson and bassist Richard Davis is effective, although Davis is not quite up to his customary brilliance.
Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark / Through The Morning, Through The Night (1968/1969) {2011}

Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark / Through The Morning, Through The Night (1968/1969) {2011, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 482 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 180 Mb
Full Scans ~ 75 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Rock, Bluegrass | Beat Goes On Records #BGOCD987

The Dillard & Clark duo was Gene Clark’s most artistically successful post-Byrds collaboration, and his best venture into country-rock as well. With Chris Hillman and Bernie Leadon playing behind the duo throughout the first album, in many ways it is as much an offshoot of the Flying Burrito Brothers’ work as it is of the Byrds, with more of the Burritos’ feel. The standard of playing and singing on both albums is extremely high, but the nine songs on The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark are more impressive, both as recordings and compositions.
Dexter Gordon - Blue Dex: Dexter Gordon Plays The Blues [Recorded 1969-1973] (1996) (Repost)

Dexter Gordon - Blue Dex: Dexter Gordon Plays The Blues [Recorded 1969-1973] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 435 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (PRCD-11003-2)

This single CD anthology is chock-full of the mighty Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) as leader or as primary participant in seven selections showcasing his surprisingly wide array of interpretive skills within the blues. While the majority of the contents have been culled from Gordon's late-'60s and early-'70s Prestige output, the update of Jay McShann's "The Jumpin' Blues" as well as Gordon's own "Sticky Wicket" are both alternate takes that weren't available prior to the all-inclusive 11-disc Complete Prestige Recordings (2004) box set. The latter opens the compilation as the double-sax assault of Gordon and James Moody (tenor sax) is supported by Barry Harris (piano), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums)…
Eddy Arnold - Songs of the Young World (1969/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eddy Arnold - Songs of the Young World (1969/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:22 minutes | 770 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Eddy Arnold's evolution from a hillbilly singer to a middle-of-the-road pop balladeer was gradual enough that he continued to be identified with country music even when his albums contained not a whit of country. His late-'60s singles often appeared simultaneously on the pop, country, and adult contemporary charts, and his repertoire came to include some surprisingly modern pop songs. His 1969 album Songs of the Young World contains his Top Ten hit "They Don't Make Love Like They Used To" and inevitable versions of the country-pop hits "Witchita Lineman" and "Little Green Apples." "Tender Is Her Name," with its flutes and lazy soul vibe, shows what a short distance Arnold would have had to travel at this stage to turn into a deep-voiced Bobby Goldsboro. In 1973 RCA's Camden imprint reissued Songs of the Young World under the title I Love How You Love Me.