Thursday, December 22, 2011

One more for the Christmas

Here's one more nice album that I found out from my collection.

Tommy Emmanuel – All I Want for Christmas

Get it from here or here or here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Music for Christmas

The Christmas is on! No celebration is complete without music to suit the festive mood. Here are a few Christmas albums that I love the best.

Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart

Get it from here or here or here.

Nitty Gritty - The Christmas Album

Get it from here.

Jerry Douglas - Jerry Christmas

Get it from here.
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Jorma Kaukonen - Christmas With Jorma Kaukonen

Get it from here.

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Come Darkness, Come Light

Get from here or here or here or here or here.

Chicago - Christmas With Chicago

This is a live show by the legendary band on a Christmas eve a few years back. It is sort of a comeback album for the group. They seem to have got back the punch that they had in the sixties and early seventies. Don't miss it, get it from here.

Merry Christmas to everybody. May God bless us all. Peace!!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Keith Jarret

Pianist Keith Jarrett has carved out a unique place among comtemporary improvising musicians. After a brief mid-'60s stint with Art Blakey, Jarrett joined the enormously popular Charles Lloyd Quartet before being recruited by Miles Davis at the height of early fusion.

Initially, Jarrett's solo career continued in a similar electric vein, but he soon turned exclusively to acoustic instruments. His improvised solo piano concerts captured genius at work, and his Standards Trio redefined the genre. In between, he has performed classical works and his own folk-inspired music, and he has been an outspoken critic of the commercialization of jazz.

Here are 3 of his solo performances over the years that I like the best.

Facing you

Facing You is one of the most important recordings in contemporary jazz for several reasons, aside from being beautifully conceived and executed by pianist Keith Jarrett. It is a hallmark recording of solo piano in any discipline, a signature piece in the early ECM label discography, a distinct departure from mainstream jazz, a breakthrough for Jarrett, and a studio prelude for his most famous solo project to follow, The Köln Concert. Often meditative, richly melodic, inventive, and introspective beyond compare, Jarrett expresses his soul in tailored tones that set standards for not only this kind of jazz, but music that would serve him and his fans in good stead onward. In this program of all originals, which sound spontaneously improvised with certain pretexts and motifs as springboards, the rhapsodic "Ritooria," 4/4 love/spirit song "Lalene," and song for family and life "My Lady; My Child" firmly establish Jarrett's heartfelt and thoughtful approach. "Vapallia" cements the thematic, seemingly effortless, lighter -- but never tame -- aesthetic. "Starbright" is an easy-paced two-step tune signifying fully Jarrett's personalized stance. Straddling a more jagged, angular, and free edge, the pianist evokes the influence of Paul Bley during "Semblence" (sic). But it is the opening selection, an extended ten-minute opus titled "In Front," that truly showcases Jarrett at his playful best -- a timeless, modal, direct, and bright delight. A remarkable effort that reveals more and more with each listen, this recording has stood the test of time, and is unquestionably a Top Three recording in Keith Jarrett's long and storied career. (from


01.In Front (10:05)
02.Ritooria (5:50)
03.Lalene (8:29)
04.My Lady, My Child (7:17)
05.Landscape For Future Earth (3:29)
06.Starbright (5:01)
07.Vapallia (3:51)
08.Semblence (3:00)
Total Time 00:47:40

Get it here or here.

Koln Concert

Preliminaries to the concert were not auspicious. Jarrett arrived at the opera house late and hungry, and needed to eat a hasty meal before going on stage. When he was on, he found that the wrong piano had been delivered.But his performance was enthusiastically received, and the subsequent recording was acclaimed by the critics and an enormous commercial success. With sales of more than 3.5 million, it became the best-selling solo album in jazz history.[2]

The recording is in three parts, lasting 26 minutes, 34 minutes and 7 minutes, respectively. As the concert was originally programmed onLP, the second part was split into parts labeled "IIa" and "IIb". Part IIc actually is a 3rd part, the encore.

A notable aspect of this concert is Jarrett's ability to produce very extensive improvised material over a vamp of one or two chords for prolonged periods of time. For instance, in Part I, he spends almost 12 minutes vamping over the chords Am7 (A minor 7) to G major, sometimes in a slow, rubato feel, and other times in a bluesy, gospel rock feel. And for about the last 6 minutes of Part I, he vamps over an A major theme. Roughly the first 8 minutes of Part II A is a vamp over a D major groove with a repeated bass vamp in the left hand, and in Part II B, Jarrett improvises over an F# minor vamp for approximately the first 6 minutes.

Track list:

1. Part I
2. Part II
3. Part II b
4. Part II c

Get it here or here.

Paris Concert

The self-imposed quarantine on solo concerts over, Keith Jarrett returned to the improvisatory format that he virtually invented, mellower and more devotional than ever. Indeed, within the 38 minutes of solo improvisation captured at Paris's Salle Pleyel, Jarrett pulls further away from the old rousing (and thoroughly American) gospel, blues and folk roots of earlier concerts toward a more abstract concept. ”

Track List

01. October 17, 1988 38:23
02. The Wind 6:32
03. Blues 5:22

Get it here or here.

Happy listening!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Monsoon

Here's a fantastic jam band from San Fransisco - New Monsoon. This band's influences, which are as diverse as rock gods Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Santana, bluesman Mississippi John Hurt and world music pioneers Tito Puente, Shakti and Peter Gabriel. New Monsoon's music is an experience of textures, rhythms, ideas and moods.

You can find more information on them here. Here are 2 of their albums that are available now with me.

New Monsoon Live

Download from here: Disc 1 and Disc 2.


Get it from here.

You can also get some good sounding soundboard bootlegs from Below are some of the most downloaded stuff of this band:

Live at Alexian Field (2005)
Live at Cervantes (2006)
Live at Monterery (2006)
Happy listening!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rockin' Jimmy Crimmins

Keepin' It Real

I came across this gem a few months back while surfing the net for for some good blues guitar music. Man, It really knocked me off my feet! I searched the net for info on this guy but couldn't find any. Believe it or not, there is absolutely no information or photo of this guy on the net. As if he has arrived from some other planet! But he is one hell of a guitar player!

Here is his highly rated album and probably is only one released so far.

Download it from here or here.
For info and track list visit this site.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Crosby Stills Nash & Young re-union tour bootlegs

After their over whelming success in the sixties and at the peak of their careers, the foursome group split up went in their separate musical directions. Their musical growth in their own individual directions was evident in their live album '4 Way Street'. One could feel that they are drifting apart from their earlier music and sound as a band and going in their respective musical directions.

Though David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash got together very often to play together either in the studio or live, it was Neil Young who was always very aloof and continued with his successful career and a cult following. Neil always presented his audience with a wide range of music and soul searching lyrics throught his long musical journey. But the magic of CSNY could never happen in any of the band members music and sound. The fans always hoped that CSNY will re-unite and play together.

Well, luckily the 4 musicians did unite from time to time at different stages of their lives and went on tour playing together to their loyal fans and admirers. These concert tours were as much enjoyable to them as they were to the audiences who wanted evermore.

Here are soundboard recordings of some of the concerts that they gave for their loyal following.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
1974 Reunion Tour
Roosevelt Raceway
Long Island, NY
Soundboard Recording
192 kbps
Artwork Included

CD 1:
01. Love the One You're With
02. Wooden Ships
03. Immigration Man
04. Helpless
05. Military Madness
06. Johnny's Garden
07. Walk On
08. Almost Cut My Hair
09. Teach Your Children
10. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
11. The Lee Shore
12. Time After Time
13. Southbound Train

CD 2:
01. Another Sleep Song
02. Our House
03. Hawaiian Sunrise
04. Long May You Run
05. Ambulance Blues
06. Old Man
07. Change Partners
08. Myth of Sisyphus
09. You Can't Catch Me > Word Game
10. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
11. Deja Vu
12. First Things First

CD 3:
01. Don't Be Denied
02. Black Queen
03. Revolution Blues
04. Pushed It Over the End
05. Pre-Road Downs
06. Carry On
07. Sugar Mountain
08. Ohio

Get it here.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
featuring Jackson Browne
California Hungerton Benefit
Palace Theater
Los Angeles, California
FM Broadcast
320 kbps
Artwork Included

01. Teach Your Children - Graham Nash
02. Crow On The Cradle - Jackson Browne & Graham Nash
03. Children Of The Canyon - Jackson Browne
04. Rock Me On The Water
05. This Old House
06. Love The One You're With
07. Name Of Love
08. Tracks In The Dust - Crosby & Nash
09. Don't Say Goodbye - Crosby, Nash & Young
10. Southern Cross
11. Long Time Gone
12. My Country Tis Of Thee - Crosby, Nash & JD Souther

Bonus Tracks
Roxy Theater
Los Angeles CA
13. Jamaica Say You Will - Jackson Browne & Graham Nash
14. Wasted On The Way
15. Blackbird
16. Teach Your Children

Bonus Track
Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountain View CA
17. Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen

Get it here.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Philips Arena
Atlanta GA
Soundboard Recording
320 kbps
Artwork Included

1st Electric Set
01. Carry On
02. Southern Man
03. Stand And Be Counted
04. Pre-Road Downs
05. Heartland
06. 49 Bye-Byes
07. Slowpoke
08. Marrakesh Express
09. Faith In Me
10. Almost Cut My Hair
11. Cinnamon Girl

Acoustic Set
12. Helplessly Hoping
13. Our House
14. Old Man
15. Dream For Him
16. Someday Soon
18. After The Goldrush
19. Guinnevere
20. Out Of Control
21. Seen Enough
22. Teach Your Children

2nd Electric Set
23. Woodstock
24. Long Time Gone
25. Ohio
26. For What It's Worth
27. Down By The River
28. Love The One You're With
29. Rockin' In The Free World

30. Long May You Run

Get it here.

Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
The Ice Palace
Tampa, Florida
April 14th, 2002
SBD/ALD Recording
320 kbps
Artwork Included

01. Intro
02. Carry On > Questions
03. Military Madness
04. Goin' Home
05. Wooden Ships
06. Feed The People
07. You're My Girl
08. I Used To Be A King
09. Southern Man
10. Southern Cross
11. Almost Cut My Hair
12. Cinnamon Girl
13. Stage Noise
14. Crowd
15. Helplessly Hoping
16. Our House
17. Old Man
18. Carry Me
19. Guinnivere
20. Harvest Moon
21. Old Man Trouble
22. Half Your Angel
23. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
24. Take Me Out To The Ball Game
25. Let's Roll
26. Long Time Gone
27. Two Old Friends
28. Woodstock
29. Rockin' In The Free World
30. Crowd
31. Eight Miles High

Get it here.

Wish you happy listening!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuck Andress

Here is a guitar virtuoso playing acoustic finger style guitar.

Read his bio here. Here is a very interesting interview which Tuck gave.

This is his best album so far.

Reckless Precision

Artist: Tuck Andress
Title Of Album: Reckless Precision
Year Of Release: May 25, 1990
Label: Windham Hill Jazz Records
Genre: Jazz Instrumental, Guitar
Quality: 48Khz / j.stereo
Bitrate: 320(cbr) Kbps
Total Time: 49'48" min
Total Size: 114 mb


01. Man In The Mirror
02. Over The Rainbow / If I Only Had A Brain
03. Louie Louie
04. Body And Soul
05. Sweet P
06. Stella By Starlight
07. Manonash
08. Manha De Carnaval
09. Grooves Of Joy
10. Begin The Beguine

Get it here or here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tommy Emmanuel

A finger picking style guitar virtuoso from Australia who will sure leave you spell bound with his style of playing. His acoustic music, though rooted in folk and prog-folk, draws inspirations from jazz, classical and other forms of music too. He is very much influenced by Chet Atkins, who hail him as the greatest contemporary finger picking guitarist.

You can read about him here. I am posting 3 of his great albums.

The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World

Get the album from here:
Disc 1 Disc 2

Disc 1 Disc 2

Little By Little

Get it from here.

Center Stage

Get it from here:Disc 1 Disc 2

Disc 1 Disc 2

Grab them, friends. I am sure you will thank me after you have listened to this guitarist.

Friday, September 02, 2011

U2 - Rattle & Hummm

U2 was a band which burst into the scene in the eighties with the New Wave sound and captivated the rock music audience. Their music swept many off their feet and needless to say, I was one of the victims. They were one of the 10 favourite bands that I used to admire at that time. Although later on they failed to impress me as much as they did in the beginning of their career.

They released quite a few albums during the eighties and early nineties which quickly became very popular amongst their cult following - Boy, War, Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby. But this one concert album delivers the essence of their music to the world. This one album definitely says it all about their music and their sound! Bob Dylan and B. B. King joined the U2 on stage during this concert as special guests.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable album from start to finish and is regarded as one of the 100 best albums in the history of Rock music!

Rattle and Hum (1988)

Download it from here.

Get more about this album from here.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shawn Colvin

Here is a very talented singer and song writer from the late eighties. She was one of the major exponents during the revival of the folk music that started during that time. Her song writing talent is remarkable. She shared the stage with who's who of the music industry during Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversay concert shows in 1992.

Here's the link to read more about her. The album infos can also be accessed from there. And here is her detailed bio, if you are interested.

Here are 2 albums of her that I could lay my hands on. The first one is her debut effort.

Cover Girl

Get it here.
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Few Small Repairs

Get it here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Rolling Stones - Exile On The Main Street (Remastered)

This is one of the best albums of their career and of the Rock n' Roll genre. The album was conceived and recorded in France in the early seventies when The Stones were in exile from England for evading taxes.

After fifty years The Rolling Stones accessed the Exile tapes from their vault and invited their estranged buddy Mick Taylor to remaster this gem and added a bonus disc out of the outtakes of the sessions in the early seventies.

So, here it is - the 50th Anniversary remastered edition of Exile On Main Street with a bonus disc.

The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street (Remastered) (Deluxe Edition) (2010)

CD1. Exile On Main Street / 01:07:21

01. Rocks off
02. Rip this joint
03. Shake your hips
04. Casino boogie
05. Tumbling dice
06. Sweet Virginia
07. Torn and frayed
08. Sweet black angel
09. Loving cup
10. Happy
11. Turd on the run
12. Ventilator blues
13. I just want to see his face
14. Let it loose
15. All down the line
16. Stop breaking down
17. Shine a light
18. Soul survivor

CD2. Exile On Main Street (Bonus CD) / 00:41:13

01. Pass The Wine (Sophia Loren)
02. Plundered My Soul
03. I'm Not Signifying
04. Following The River
05. Dancing In The Light
06. So Divine (Alladin Story)
07. Loving Cup
08. Soul Survivor
09. Good Time Woman
10. Title 5

Get this dose of blues, gospel, boogie and rock from here. And, don't forget to play it loud!






Sunday, May 29, 2011

Albert Lee

Albert Lee is one of many unsung heroes of the rock n' roll phenomenon of sixties. He is an expert guitarist, much appreciated by Eric Clapton, with whom he played as session musician for a few years. He had been the second guitarist in Clapton's landmark live album of the late seventies - Just One Night. Albert has also played with quite a few musicians as a session artist - with the likes of Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Bill Wymn, Jimmy Page, etc.

He has recorded quite a few albums himself which are highly acclaimed by the critics and other musicians.

You can read more about him here.

Visit this site for the discography of Albert Lee.

Here a some albums of this great guitarist.

Albert Lee / Hiding (2 albums packed as 1)

Get it here or here.

Black Claw & Country Fever

Part 1 - get it here or here or here.
Part 2 - get it here or here or here.

Heartbreak Hill

Get it here or here or here.

Live From Mars

Get it here or here or here.
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