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Posted By : uff | Date : 22 Jul 2014 19:57:03 | Comments : 0

King Tubby and Friends - Dub Gone Crazy: The Evolution Of Dub at King Tubby's 1975-1979 (1994)
Reggae | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Blood & Fire BAFCD 002 | rel: 1994 | 275Mb

The second release for new revival label Blood & Fire, again featuring some vintage Bunny Lee productions, this time dub instrumentals from the years 1975/9. All the tracks were mixed at King Tubby's studio in Kingston, either by the late dubmaster himself or one of three engineers who graduated in turn from Tubby's academy of dub on Drumlie Avenue with flying colours. Dub was then exploring brave new frontiers, soon reaching unparalleled heights of innovation and execution. Whilst its origins have recently been brought into question by certain elements of the reggae press, few would dispute that King Tubby was at the heart of its development.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 18 Jul 2014 03:28:16 | Comments : 2

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend (2014) [CD+Blu-ray] {30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 489 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 166 Mb
BLU-RAY (Audio) -> 15.9 Gb | 1080p | LPCM, DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD A | 24-96 | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 146 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Island Records / UMG / Tuff Gong | 602537854325
Reggae / Political Reggae / Roots Reggae

Originally released in 1984, Bob Marley's LEGEND illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music's most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. It remains the world's best-selling reggae album and continues to be one of the best-selling catalog albums, exceeding 15 copies in the U.S. alone and over 27 million worldwide. Coupled with the original release of LEGEND on CD, this deluxe version features this iconic collection entirely mixed in 5.1 by the GRAMMY® Award winning producer Bob Clearmountain on Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc™ and now includes the original, early studio version of 'No Woman No Cry,' in lieu of the previous live version.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 04 Jul 2014 22:00:00 | Comments : 4

Corey Harris – Albums Collection 1995-2012 (10CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.83 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 1.5 Gb (incl 5%)
Genre: Blues, Reggae, R&B | Time: 09:03:14 | Complete Scans

Collection includes 10 albums by American blues and reggae musician. Along with Keb' Mo' and Alvin Youngblood Hart, he raised the flag of acoustic guitar blues in the mid 1990s.
Posted By : uff | Date : 01 Jul 2014 05:19:59 | Comments : 0

VA - Firehouse Revolution: King Tubby's Productions in the Digital Era 1985-89 (2001)
Reggae | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Pressure Sounds PSCD34 | rel: 2001 | 425Mb

King Tubby's name is invariably linked with his stunning seventies output. However, during the eighties Tubby went on from strength to strength when he rebuilt his Waterhouse studio in the heart of the Kingston ghetto. The area had more than earned its reputation as a catalyst for innovation and had produced many of Jamaica's finest vocalists and musicians. It also had a reputation for violence and unrest and the residents referred to it as 'Firehouse'.
Posted By : uff | Date : 29 Jun 2014 19:37:15 | Comments : 1

The Specials - Stereo-Typical: A's, B's, & Rarities (2000)
Ska | 3cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI 7234 5 27154 2 8 | rel: 2000 | 1290Mb

The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 26 Jun 2014 05:22:13 | Comments : 0

Mano Negra - King Of Bongo
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 367 MB | Full Artwork: 93 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Virgin # 0777 7 86919 2 1 | Country/Year: Europe 1991, 199_
Genre: Rock, World | Style: Alternative Rock, Ska, Punk

King of Bongo is an album by Mano Negra, released on April 1, 1991. The album was mainly aimed at the American audience, and as such most of the songs are in English. The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named this album the 61st greatest French rock album (out of 100).
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 25 Jun 2014 05:58:09 | Comments : 0

Mano Negra - Patchanka
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 260 MB | Full Artwork: 56 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Virgin # 0777 7869202 | Country/Year: Europe 1991, 1988
Genre: Rock, World | Style: Alternative Rock, Ska, Punk

The debut from Mano Negra is more than a band wanting to be the Clash. It's the sound of a band becoming the Clash (it compresses all the musical sprawl of Sandinista! into a single disc), then going on to find their own sound, most especially with tracks like "Indios de Barcelona" and "Mala Vida," both of which would become staples of their repertoire. (...) But perhaps its most remarkable achievement is that in 1988, when acid house was rendering guitars obsolete all over Europe, Mano Negra could make such a vital record that made rock important again.
Posted By : uff | Date : 23 Jun 2014 12:59:20 | Comments : 1

Horace Andy - The King Tubby Tapes (2002)
Reggae | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Jet Star CRCD3070 | rel: 2002 | 565Mb

Lots of previously unreleased music from the seventies has emerged in recent years including recordings apparently retrieved from King Tubby's studio. Now here's a double-cd set from London-based Charm-Jet Star entitled "The King Tubby Tapes" featuring Horace Andy's minimal, proto-dancehall set "Pure Ranking" on CD1 and the accompanying dubs from Tubbys priceless archive on CD2. However, if you're looking for the great Tubb's signature sounds you won't find them here. The dubs gathered on disc two are mixed by one of King Tubby's apprentices, most likely Prince Jammy. On the production side of things the credits go to King Tubby, Brad Osborne and Horace Andy himself.
Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 13 Jun 2014 14:40:06 | Comments : 0

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch A Fire 1973 (Deluxe Edition) (2002)
Reggae | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 80 min | 184 MB
Label: Island Records | Rel: 2002

Except perhaps for the soundtrack album to the film "The Harder They Come," the Wailers' "Catch A Fire" (1973) was the first reggae album that most listeners outside of Jamaica ever heard. The group had been together in some form for a decade and had enjoyed a long series of Jamaican hit singles. They had also moved easily from r&b to ska before becoming one of the earliest reggae acts. Although Bob Marley wrote and sang most of the songs, it was by no means his band. Peter Tosh also was a major contributor, and Marley, Tosh and Bunny Livingston (a/k/a Bunny Wailer) had been bandmates from the beginning, and their vocal blend was striking and beautiful.
Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 13 Jun 2014 14:25:45 | Comments : 0

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Burnin' 1973 (Deluxe Edition) (2004)
Reggae | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 135 min | 310 MB
Label: Island Def Jam | Rel: 2004

"Burnin'" was the last album by the Wailers as a collective group, afterwhich Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left the group to pursue solo careers and Marley reformed his group, calling it "Bob Marley & the Wailers" in 1974. The album shows the original three at their best, balancing lead vocals on several songs between Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh. The album not only serves to further reveal Bob's soon-to-be legendary work, but also to show the talent of Bunny Wailer with his lead vocals on songs like "Hallelujah Time" and "Pass It On".
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 13 Jun 2014 07:49:13 | Comments : 1

Shaggy - Boombastic
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 372 MB | Full Artwork: 64 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Virgin # 7243 8 40158 2 4 | Country/Year: Europe 1995
Genre: Hip Hop, Reggae | Style: Ragga HipHop, Dancehall

"Boombastic confirmed Shaggy's status as one of the most popular dancehall acts of the '90s, and for good reason -- the record is an infectiously entertaining collection of deep, funky grooves that celebrates good times. (...) Boombastic keeps the funky reggae coming and is Shaggy's best album to date." ~Allmusicguide
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Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 12 Jun 2014 13:35:53 | Comments : 0

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration 1976 (Deluxe Edition) (2002)
Reggae | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 132 min | 305 MB
Label: Tuff Gong | Rel: 2002

Remastered tracks and rarities aside, the real treasure in this deluxe remastered two-disc set of Bob Marley's landmark breakthrough is the inclusion of the often bootlegged 1976 concert Bob Marley and The Wailers held at The Roxy in Los Angeles. But make no mistake about it, "Rastaman Vibration" as an album stands triumphantly on its own merits, but the inclusion of Bob's 1976 Roxy show makes this reissue a must for anyone who calls themselves a Bob Marley or reggae fan.
Posted By : boogie-de | Date : 07 Jun 2014 09:08:38 | Comments : 0

V.A. – Monkey Business (1967–72)
Max Flac 16Bit/44.1kHz = 303 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 91 MB | No Scans | rar
Vinyl LP released 1980 | Trojan Records TRLS 188 | Reggae | Jamaica

Sampler of Jamaican hits on the Trojan label for the UK market.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 07 Jun 2014 08:11:21 | Comments : 2

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Survival (1979)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 124 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Reggae | Label: Island | # 422-846 202-2 | Time: 00:38:07 | Scans included

Containing what is considered Marley's most defiant and politically charged statement to date, Survival concerns itself with the expressed solidarity of not only Africa, but of humanity at large. The album was controversial right down to the jacket, which contains a crude schematic of the stowage compartment of a typical transatlantic slave ship. Survival is intended as a wake-up call for everyman to resist and fight oppression in all of its insidious forms. From Tyrone Downie's opening synthesizer strains on "So Much Trouble in the World" to the keyboard accents emerging throughout "Zimbabwe," the sounds of Survival are notably modern. The overwhelming influence of contemporary African music is also cited with the incorporation of brass, á la Fela Kuti and his horn-driven Africa '70. While "Top Rankin'," "Ride Natty Ride," and "Wake Up and Live" are the most obvious to benefit from this influence, there are other and often more subtle inspirations scattered throughout. Survival could rightly be considered a concept album.
Posted By : uff | Date : 07 Jun 2014 06:20:32 | Comments : 1

King Tubby - 100% of Dub (2003)
Reggae | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
SELECT CUTS 2005 | rel: 2003 | 570Mb

On the one hand, anyone could be forgiven for wondering if yet one more collection of dub mixes by the late, great King Tubby is really needed. It's not like his stuff is hard to find. On the other hand, anyone could be forgiven for smacking someone in the head who asks such a fool question and shrieking "Of course it is!" It's not like it's possible to get too much Tubby. Universally regarded as the greatest of the first-generation dub producers, King Tubby was a true virtuoso of the mixing desk, a man who made it his business to know everything there was to know about sound manipulation, and who applied his knowledge with a combination of musical taste and sonic adventurousness that has yet to be matched.