Sunday, May 26, 2024

Ornette Coleman - Beauty Is A Rare Thing, The Complete Atlantic Recordings [1993] (6 x CDs)

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ORNETTE COLEMAN

Ornette Coleman - Beauty Is A Rare Thing, The Complete Atlantic Recordings [1993] (6 x CDs)

Ornette Coleman, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, born on March 9, 1930, was a renowned American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. He was a key figure in the advent and development of free jazz during the late 1950s. His musical journey began with local R&B and bebop bands, eventually leading to the formation of his own ensemble in Los Angeles. Coleman’s innovative approach to structure and the intense emotional depth of his improvisations sparked widespread debate. His groundbreaking works often departed from the traditional jazz idioms, eschewing harmony-based composition, tonality, chord progressions, and fixed rhythm.

In 1993, a comprehensive box set named “Beauty Is A Rare Thing, The Complete Atlantic Recordings” was unveiled, encapsulating Coleman’s masterpieces recorded for Atlantic from 1959 to 1961. This anthology is a tribute to Coleman’s inventive approach to jazz, showcasing the material in the order it was recorded. It comprises tracks from all his six Atlantic albums, later compilations, and six never-before-released performances.

The music in this anthology traverses' genres like Hard Bop and Free Jazz. It provides a glimpse into the swift evolution of the Harmodelic principle and the speed at which Coleman’s mind was assimilating new concepts. Notable mention should be made of Don Cherry, whose solos often steal the show and are sometimes electrifying.

Thom Jurek’s review on AllMusic declares this box set as one of the most essential jazz CD purchases, alongside John Coltrane’s Atlantic set and the Miles and Coltrane box. This anthology is an excellent medium to experience the extraordinary sounds of Coleman and his band, who revolutionized the way jazz was played in the late '50s and early '60s.

“Beauty Is A Rare Thing, The Complete Atlantic Recordings" is an exploration into the mind of one of jazz’s most inventive and contentious figures. It stands as a testament to Coleman’s brilliance and his steadfast dedication to redefining the boundaries of jazz. This anthology provides a thorough insight into a crucial phase in Coleman’s career and the evolution of jazz as a genre. Indeed, it is a rare beauty. (B)

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CD01

01 Ornette Coleman - Focus On Sanity 6:51

02 Ornette Coleman - Chronology 6:03

03 Ornette Coleman - Peace 9:04

04 Ornette Coleman - Congeniality 6:47

05 Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman 4:59

06 Ornette Coleman - Monk And The Nun 5:52

07 Ornette Coleman - Just For You 3:53

08 Ornette Coleman - Eventually 4:23

09 Ornette Coleman - Una Muy Bonita 6:02

10 Ornette Coleman - Bird Food 5:31

11 Ornette Coleman - Change Of The Century 4:44

12 Ornette Coleman - Music Always 5:31


CD02

01 Ornette Coleman - The Face Of The Bass 6:57

02 Ornette Coleman - Forerunner 5:15

03 Ornette Coleman - Free 6:19

04 Ornette Coleman - The Circle With A Hole In The Middle 4:53

05 Ornette Coleman - Ramblin' 6:36

06 Ornette Coleman - Little Symphony 5:14

07 Ornette Coleman - The Tribes Of New York 4:34

08 Ornette Coleman - Kaleidoscope 6:36

09 Ornette Coleman - Rise And Shine 6:10

10 Ornette Coleman - Mr. And Mrs. People 4:42

11 Ornette Coleman - P.S. Unless One Has (Blues Connotation) 5:17

12 Ornette Coleman - I Heard It Over The Radio 6:23


CD03

01 Ornette Coleman - P.S. Unless One Has (Blues Connotation No. 2) 5:51

02 Ornette Coleman - Revolving Doors 4:28

03 Ornette Coleman - Brings Goodness 6:39

04 Ornette Coleman - Joy Of A Toy 4:56

05 Ornette Coleman - To Us 4:36

06 Ornette Coleman - Humpty Dumpty 5:24

07 Ornette Coleman - The Fifth Of Beethoven 6:37

08 Ornette Coleman - Motive For Its Use 5:41

09 Ornette Coleman - Moon Inhabitants 4:32

10 Ornette Coleman - The Legend Of Bebop 7:18

11 Ornette Coleman - Some Other 7:23

12 Ornette Coleman - Embraceable You 4:54

13 Ornette Coleman - All 4:30


CD04

01 Ornette Coleman - Folk Tale 4:48

02 Ornette Coleman - Poise 4:38

03 Ornette Coleman - Beauty Is A Rare Thing 7:14

04 Ornette Coleman - First Take 16:56

05 Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz (Pts. 1 & 2) 37:03


CD05

01 Ornette Coleman - Proof Readers 10:27

02 Ornette Coleman - W.R.U. 16:27

03 Ornette Coleman - Check Up 10:08

04 Ornette Coleman - T & T 4:38

05 Ornette Coleman - C. & D. 13:12

06 Ornette Coleman - R.P.D.D. 9:40

07 Ornette Coleman - The Alchemy Of Scott Lafaro 9:49


CD06

01 Ornette Coleman - Eos 6:35

02 Ornette Coleman - Enfant 6:26

03 Ornette Coleman - Ecars 7:35

04 Ornette Coleman - Cross Breeding 11:17

05 Ornette Coleman - Harlem's Manhattan 8:11

06 Ornette Coleman - Mapa 9:06

07 Ornette Coleman - Abstraction 4:10

08 Ornette Coleman - Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross) 15:22

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VA - Richard H Kirk Pick (320 Kbps)

01 Cabaret Voltaire - Low Cool

02 Richard H. Kirk - Oneski

03 Richard H. Kirk - The Feeling (Of Warmth & Beauty)

04 Acid Horse - No Name No Slogan (Cabaret Voltaire)

05 Electronic Eye - Bush Channel Stepper

06 Sweet Exorcist - Mad Jack

07 Richard H. Kirk - Lets Jack

08 Richard H. Kirk - Magic Words Command

09 Dark Magus - In The Blood

10 Sandoz - Chant To Jah

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VA - Get A Little Vol. 87 - Southbound 1989-2024 (Pt.3/3) (320 Kbps)

38 - 1989 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down

39 - 1990 Black Crowes - Jealous Again

40 - 1990 Widespread Panic - Ain't Life Grand

41 - 1991 Tony Joe White - Ain't Going Down This Time

42 - 1992 Jackyl - I Stand Alone

43 - 1993 Kentucky Headhunters - Dixie Fried

44 - 1994 Black Crowes - High Head Blues

45 - 1994 Tom Petty – Wildflowers

46 - 2007 Kid Rock - All Summer Long

47 - 2008 JJ Grey & Mofro - Everything Good Is Bad

48 - 2009 Billy Currington - People Are Crazy

49 - 2011 Tedeschi Trucks Band - Simple Things

50 - 2011 Whiskey Myers - Broken Window Serenade

51 - 2012 Warren Haynes - Old Friend

52 - 2017 Gov't Mule - Stone Cold Rage

53 - 2019 Allman Betts Band - Autumn Breeze

54 - 2022 Marcus King - Lie Lie Lie

55 - 2024 Blackberry Smoke - Like It Was Yesterday

“Rock musician Lonnie Mack blended black and white roots-music genres within the framework of rock, beginning with the hit song "Memphis" in 1963. Music historian Dick Shurman considers Mack's recordings from that era "a prototype of what later could be called Southern rock" (Wikipedia)

“Southbound” in 3 parts follows Southern Rock from 1963 to 2024 with 55 songs. 

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VA - Berni's A-Z  Vol. 122 H (320 Kbps)

01 - Hadacol - Somebody Lied

02 - Hailey Whitters - Fillin' My Cup (feat. Little Big Town)

03 - Half Blood - Beer! Cheers! One More Song!

04 - Halfway - Patience Back

05 - Hallelujah The Hills - I Stand Corrected

06 - Hank Topless - Searching (I'm Always Looking)

07 - Hank Williams Sr. - Dear John

08 - Hank Williams Jr. - All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight

09 - Hank Williams III - 7 Months, 39 Days

10 - Hank's A Lot - Jeg Venter Ikke Mer (I Won't Be Home No More)

11 - The Head And The Heart - Lost In My Mind

12 - Head For The Hills - One Foot In The Grave

13 - Head, Hands And Feet - Country Boy

14 - Heart - Dreamboat Annie

15 - Heart Of Pine - Drunk On Life

16 - Heartache State - No Good Alone

17 - The Hicksville Bombers - Can't Buy Your Goodbye

18 - The Hiders - Lion's Lap

19 - The Hiding Magpies - To Understand Me

20 - Home Free - Everybody Walkin' This Land

21 - Honey Harper - Ain't No Cowboys In Georgia

22 - Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back

23 - The Hooters - And We Danced

24 - Horseshoes & Hand Grenades - Darlin' Corey

25 - Hot Buttered Rum - Find My Way

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VA - Home of the brave... (Var)

01. America - Yes

02. American boys - Halestorm

03. American girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

04. Breakfast in America - Supertramp

05. Amerika - Rammstein

06. One more American song - The Duke and the King

07. My America - Deacon Blue

08. My love is in America - Fairport Convention

09. American without tears - Elvis Costello

10. American idiot - Green Day

11. For America - Jackson Browne

12. Letter from America - The Proclaimers

13. Help save the youth of America - Billy Bragg

14. The body of an American - The Pogues

15. American woman - The Guess Who

16. An American trilogy - Manowar

17. All the way from America - Joan Armatrading

18. American slang - Cadillac Three

19. An American boy - Eliza Gilkyson

20. American girls - Counting Crows

21. Native North American child - Buffy Sainte-Marie

22. Dying in America - Dio

23. We're an American band - Grand Funk Railroad

24. Columbus (didn't find America) - Show of Hands

25. America - The Nice

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VA - Mealtimes (320 Kbps)

01    Roy Harper - Breakfast With You (2:42)

02    Lightnin' Hopkins - Breakfast Time (3:01)

03    Dusty Springfield - Breakfast In Bed (2:58)

04    Slaid Cleaves - Breakfast in Hell (7:27)

05    Gretchen Peters - Breakfast At Our House (6:00)

06    Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Continental Breakfast (4:53)

07    Widespread Panic - Street Dogs For Breakfast (4:32)

08    Leftover Salmon - Whiskey Before Breakfast/Over The Waterfall (3:48)

09    Boy Golden - KD and Lunch Meat (4:20)

10    Reg Meuross - Phil Ochs & Elvis Eating Lunch in Morrison's Cafe (3:26)

11    Steely Dan - Lunch With Gina (4:27)

12    Cartoons - Lunchtime Love Affair (3:02)

13    Billie Eilish - Lunch (2:59)

14    Muddy Waters - Can't Get No Grindin' (What's The Matter With The Meal) (2:47)

15    Elton John - (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket (4:01)

16    Max Jury - Afternoon Tea (3:41)

17    Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche - Dinner Out (2:40)

18    Kacey Musgraves - Dinner with Friends (2:57)

19    Alan Cumming - Dinner At Eight (Live) (3:24)

20    The Bottle Rockets - Dinner Train To Dutchtown (3:29)

21    Oasis - Digsy's Dinner (2:32)

22    Robyn Hitchcock - Eaten By Her Own Dinner (4:28)

23    Greensky Bluegrass - Less Than Supper (2:24)

24    Dalla - Bishop's Jig/No Song No Supper (4:15)

25    Genesis - Supper's Ready ("Genesis Live" Dutch pressing, 1973) (24:16)

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VA - The booming sound of tuba (320 Kbps)

01 - Jelly Roll Morton - The Pearls (1924)

02 - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra feat. Bing Crosby - Makin' Whoopee (1928)

03 - Frank Sinatra - Sentimental Journey (1961)

04 - The Rolling Stones - Something Happened to Me Yesterday (1967)

05 – The Bee Gees - Barker of The UFO (1967)

06 - The Beach Boys - Wake the World (1968)

07 - The Kinks - Fortis Green (ft. Dave Davies) (1968)

08 - Bonzo Dog Band - When Yuba Plays the Rumba on The Tuba (1969)

09 - The Band - Rag Mama Rag (1970)

10 - Syd Barrett - Effervescing Elephant (1970)

11 - Taj Mahal - Happy Just to Be Like I Am (1971)

12 - Bruce Springsteen - Wild Billy's Circus Story (1973)

13 - Peter Gabriel - Excuse Me (1977)

14 - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Ghost Train (1980)

15 - Ringo Starr - Wrack My Brain (1981)

16 - Spirit Of the West - And If Venice Is Sinking (1993)

17 - Tom Waits - God's Away on Business (2002)

18 - DeVotchKa - C'est Ce La (2003)

19 - A Hawk and A Hacksaw - Waltz for Strings and Tuba (The Way The Wind Blows) (2006)

20 - Beirut - Nantes (2007)

21 - Madness - Fish & Chips (2023 Remaster) (2009)

22 - Tori Amos - Giant's Rolling Pin (2014)

23 - Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny - Delta Bound (2021)

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VA - And All That Jazz '09 (160 Kbps)

1 Mindi Abair - America the Beautiful

2 Boney James - City of Light

3 Joyce Cooling - We Can

4 Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Jupiter

5 Melody Gardot - Les Étoiles

6 Wynton Marsalis - Girls!

7 Joe Lovano Us Five - Dibango

8 The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman - I Still Believe

9 Dan Siegel - Wishful Thinking

10 Tom Harrell - Maharaja

11 Madeleine Peyroux - You Can't Do Me

12 Peter White - Good Day

13 Norah Jones - December

14 US3 - The Love of My Life

15 Pieces of a Dream - Hindsight

16 Tierney Sutton Band - It's All Right With Me

17 Sophie Milman - Triste

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VA - JAZZ!...The Way I Like It!! (Pt. 8 - Hard Bop) (320 Kbps)

01 - Harold McNair - The Fence

02 - The Horace Silver Quintet - Song for My Father

03 - Charles Mingus - Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul

04 - John Coltrane - Giant Steps

05 - Cannonball Adderley - One For Daddy-O

06 - The Miles Davis Quintet - It Never Entered My Mind

07 - Wes Montgomery - Four on Six

08 - Lee Morgan - I Remember Clifford

09 - Sonny Rollins - I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)

10 - Nat Adderley - Watermelon

11 - Jutta Hipp - Jeepers Creepers

12 - Grant Green - Speak Low

13 - Rahsaan Roland Kirk - One Ton

14 - Jackie McLean - Eco

15 - George Benson Quartet - Jaguar

16 - Nathan Davis - Tragic Magic

17 - John Wright - Strut

18 - Clifford Jordan - Ju-Ba

19 - Dexter Gordon - Love for Sale

20 - A. K. Salim - Joy Box

21 - Max Roach - Nommo

22 - Frank Ku-umba Lacy - Apostle Man

23 - Emily Remler - Eleuthra

24 - Art Blakey - Ecaroh

25 - Attila Zoller - Wild Wild Wes

Part Eight of the "JAZZ!" series

Hard bop is a subgenre of jazz that is an extension of bebop (or "bop") music. Journalists and record companies began using the term in the mid-1950s[1] to describe a new current within jazz that incorporated influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in saxophone and piano playing. (wikipedia.org)

Cool jazz's reign as the prevalent jazz style after bop's demise was short lived as many jazz players, especially on the east coast, wanted to return to a style of jazz that had a little more grit and aggression. Hard bop was a return to some of the ascetics of bop, but also offered some new differences. Hard bop brought back the faster tempos of the bop era, but in hard bop the harmonic changes did not come in such rapid fire succession and musicians found themselves stretching out on longer modal style solos. The new emphasis on albums rather than singles also led to longer songs. Hard bop players also began to bring more influences from the church, blues and RnB into jazz which foreshadowed the coming of soul jazz.(https://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/subgenre/hard-bop)

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VA - The Hope (Mostly 320 Kbps)

1 - Bruce Johnson - Astral Child - 1980

2 - Arcade Fire - Wake Up - 2004

3 - Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky - 1977

4 - Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up - 1970

5 - First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining - 2014

6 - Killing Joke - You'll Never Get To Me - 2003

7 - Queen + David Bowie - Under Pressure - 1981

8 - Bill Withers - Lean On Me - 1972

9 - The Farm - All Together Now - 1991

10 - Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' - 1973

11 - Nicki Minaj ft. Rihanna - Fly - 2010

12 - The Chemical Brothers ft. Jonathan Donahue - Dream On - 1999

13 - Cake - I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor cover) - 1996

14 - Jain - Alright - 2018

15 - The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There - 1972

16 - The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun - 1969

17 - They Might Be Giants - I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die - 1986

18 - Thin Lizzy - Fighting My Way Back - 1975

19 - Journey - Don't Stop Believin' - 1981

20 - Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down - 1989

21 - Panic! At the Disco - High Hopes - 2018

22 - Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - 2001

23 - Jim Reeves - Whispering Hope - 1961

24 - Kanye West - Ultralight Beam - 2016

25 - De La Soul - Tread Water - 1989

Bonus - Aaliyah - Try Again - 2001

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VA - Acapulco Part 1. Latin girls pop 60's (320 Kbps)

101. Leda Moreno - Una Noche en Acapulco (1961)

102. Los Saicos (Lima) - Ana (1965) (stereo)

103. Las Hermanas Jiménez - Oh Carol (1962) (stereo)

104. Las Hermanas Jiménez - Multiplicando (1962) (stereo)

105. Los Locos del Ritmo - Ten Mi Corazón (1961) (stereo)

106. Los Sinners - La novia de mi mejor amigo (1961)

107. Emily Cranz - Mi tonto amor (1961) (stereo)

108. Las Hermanas Jiménez - Me Amarás Mañana (1962) (stereo)

109. Los Rogers - Noches y días perdidos (1962) (stereo)

110. Los Locos del Ritmo - Te Amaré mas y mas (1964) (stereo)

111. Olivia Molina - Yo te quiero mucho (1965) (stereo mix)

112. Fanny y sus Lollipops (F. Laboriel) - La Verdad (1965) (stereo mix)

113. Los Iracundos (Montevideo) - Marianella (1964) (stereo mix)

114. Los Mustang (Barcelona) - Please, Please Me (1964)

115. Las Yolis y Los Modernistas (Ela Laboriel) - Siempre Contigo (~1963) (stereo mix)

116. Enrique Guzmán - Cien kilos de barro (1965) (stereo)

117. Los T.N.T. (Montevideo) - Caracola (1964) (stereo mix)

118. Los T.N.T. (Montevideo) - No, No Te Vayas (1964) (stereo mix)

119. Enrique Guzmán y Los Teen Tops - Dame Felicidad (1962, version 1973) (stereo)

120. Los Yaki - Cenizas (1967) (stereo)

121. Renata - Mi Novio Juan (1966) (stereo)

122. Carmencita Cabrera (Caracas)- La Chica Ye Ye! (1965)

123. Queta Garay - Mr. Batman (1963)

124. Julissa - Tonterías (1962) (stereo mix)

125. Los Yaki - Anna (1965, en inglés, en vivo) (stereo)

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Cristiano Porqueddu - Augustin Barrios Mangore, Complete Music for Solo Guitar [2010] (6 x CDs)

CLASSICAL GUITAR

Cristiano Porqueddu - Augustin Barrios Mangore, Complete Music for Solo Guitar [2010] (6 x CDs)

The box set “Cristiano Porqueddu - Augustin Barrios Mangore, Complete Music for Solo Guitar [2010]” is a remarkable fusion of two extraordinary talents. It brings together the virtuosity of Italian guitarist Cristiano Porqueddu and the genius of Paraguayan composer Agustin Barrios Mangore, creating a timeless testament to the beauty of classical guitar music.

Cristiano Porqueddu, a major interpreter of 20th and 21st-century guitar music, has performed in prestigious concert halls worldwide. His talent shines through in this collection.  Barrios Mangore's compositions, performed by Porqueddu in this collection, resonate with a unique sound that captivates listeners. This box set is a tribute to the enduring legacies of these artists. Their contributions to the world of music continue to inspire, ensuring their legacies live on in the hearts of music lovers everywhere. This collection is a must-have for any classical guitar enthusiast, offering a unique insight into the works of these extraordinary artists.

Agustin Barrios Mangore, born in Paraguay (1885 - 1944) was a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer. His significant contributions to guitar music have placed him among the greatest performers and composers for the instrument. Barrios began his musical journey at seven, quickly gaining recognition as a child prodigy. His work, a blend of traditional folk and classical music, resulted in a unique sound that was distinctly his own. His compositions, a testament to his ability to integrate different musical styles, created a captivating and inspiring sound tapestry. Barrios was a tireless performer throughout his career, touring extensively in South and Central America and Europe, bringing his unique sound to audiences worldwide. Barrios is still revered in Paraguay, where he is seen as one of the greatest musicians of all time by many. John Williams has said of Barrios: "As a guitarist/composer, Barrios is the best of the lot, regardless of era. His music is better formed, it's more poetic, it's more everything! And it's more of all those things in a timeless way”.

The box set “Cristiano Porqueddu - Augustin Barrios Mangore, Complete Music for Solo Guitar [2010]” Brilliant Classics, a classical music label based in Leeuwarden, a town in the Netherlands, is a remarkable collection that showcases the virtuosity of guitarist Cristiano Porqueddu and the genius of composer Agustin Barrios Mangore. This is unique 6 CD with over six and half hours of music recorded with the latest digital technology, over 110 tracks that shape the most comprehensive recording dedicated to the original music of guitarist-composer best known in South America. It serves as a testament to the timeless beauty of classical guitar music and the enduring legacy of these two extraordinary artists. Their contributions to the world of music continue to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide, ensuring their legacies live on in the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere. It transcends cultural and geographical boundaries to touch the universal human spirit. (B)

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CD01

01 Cristiano Porqueddu - A Mi Madre 7:20

02 Cristiano Porqueddu - Abri La Puerta Mi China 3:45

03 Cristiano Porqueddu - Aconquija 4:16

04 Cristiano Porqueddu - Aire De Zamba 2:47

05 Cristiano Porqueddu - Aire Popular Paraguayo 4:36

06 Cristiano Porqueddu - Aire Sureno 1:41

07 Cristiano Porqueddu - Aires Andaluces 8:24

08 Cristiano Porqueddu - Aires Criollos 4:12

09 Cristiano Porqueddu - Aires Mudejares (Apuntes) 0:35

10 Cristiano Porqueddu - Allegro Sinfonico 2:53

11 Cristiano Porqueddu - Altair 3:02

12 Cristiano Porqueddu - Arabescos 2:00

13 Cristiano Porqueddu - Armonias De America 4:11

14 Cristiano Porqueddu - Bicho Feo 3:10

15 Cristiano Porqueddu - Cancion De La Hilandera 4:24

16 Cristiano Porqueddu - Capricho Espanol 3:57

17 Cristiano Porqueddu - Choro Da Saudade 5:53


CD02

01 Cristiano Porqueddu - Confesion 5:41

02 Cristiano Porqueddu - Contemplacion 6:36

03 Cristiano Porqueddu - Cordoba 3:02

04 Cristiano Porqueddu - Cueca 3:21

05 Cristiano Porqueddu - Danza En Re Menor 3:12

06 Cristiano Porqueddu - Danza Guarani 1:29

07 Cristiano Porqueddu - Danza Paraguaya 2:29

08 Cristiano Porqueddu - Diana Guarani 8:07

09 Cristiano Porqueddu - Dinora 3:36

10 Cristiano Porqueddu - Divagacion En Imitacion Al Violin 2:58

11 Cristiano Porqueddu - Divagaciones Criollas 2:43

12 Cristiano Porqueddu - Don Perez Freire 3:01

13 Cristiano Porqueddu - El Sueno De La Munequita 4:17

14 Cristiano Porqueddu - Escala Y Preludio 1:52

15 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estilo - Chinita 4:15

16 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estilo Uruguayo 3:38

17 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudio De Concierto 2:40

18 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudio De Concierto No.2 1:46


CD03

01 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudo Del Ligado (La Mayor) 1:13

02 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudo Del Ligado (Re Menor) 0:59

03 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudo En Arpegio 1:35

04 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudo En Si Menor 2:34

05 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudo En Sol Menor 4:48

06 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudio Inconcluso 1:03

07 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudio No.3 2:43

08 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudio No.6 1:53

09 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudio Para Ambas Manos 1:05

10 Cristiano Porqueddu - Estudio Vals 1:29

11 Cristiano Porqueddu - Fabiniana 3:16

12 Cristiano Porqueddu - Gavota Al Estilo Antiguo 2:25

13 Cristiano Porqueddu - Grano De Arena 4:41

14 Cristiano Porqueddu - Habanera 3:36

15 Cristiano Porqueddu - Humoresque 2:36

16 Cristiano Porqueddu - Isabel 2:04

17 Cristiano Porqueddu - Jha Che Valle 2:35

18 Cristiano Porqueddu - Jota 7:31

19 Cristiano Porqueddu - Julia Florida 5:16

20 Cristiano Porqueddu - Junto A Tu Corazon 4:31

21 Cristiano Porqueddu - La Bananita 3:07


CD04

01 Cristiano Porqueddu - La Catedral - I. Preludio 2:52

02 Cristiano Porqueddu - La Catedral - Ii. Andante Religioso 2:05

03 Cristiano Porqueddu - La Catedral - Iii. Allegro Solemne 3:25

04 Cristiano Porqueddu - La Samaritana 5:25

05 Cristiano Porqueddu - Las Abejas 1:33

06 Cristiano Porqueddu - Leyenda De Espana 5:09

07 Cristiano Porqueddu - Leyenda Guarani 9:37

08 Cristiano Porqueddu - London Carape 2:02

09 Cristiano Porqueddu - Luisito 1:33

10 Cristiano Porqueddu - Luz Mala 1:47

11 Cristiano Porqueddu - Mabelita 1:46

12 Cristiano Porqueddu - Madrecita 2:33

13 Cristiano Porqueddu - Madrigal-Gavota 4:55

14 Cristiano Porqueddu - Maxixe 2:28

15 Cristiano Porqueddu - Mazurka Apassionata 6:12

16 Cristiano Porqueddu - Medallon Antiguo 5:09

17 Cristiano Porqueddu - Milonga 3:04

18 Cristiano Porqueddu - Menueto En Do 0:58

19 Cristiano Porqueddu - Menueto En La No.1 1:37

20 Cristiano Porqueddu - Menueto En La No.2 3:53


CD05

01 Cristiano Porqueddu - Minueto En Mi Mayor 3:22

02 Cristiano Porqueddu - Minueto En Si Mayor 2:44

03 Cristiano Porqueddu - Oracion 4:45

04 Cristiano Porqueddu - Oracion Por Todos 3:21

05 Cristiano Porqueddu - Pais De Abanico 4:07

06 Cristiano Porqueddu - Pepita 6:04

07 Cristiano Porqueddu - Pericon 4:52

08 Cristiano Porqueddu - Preludio En Do Mayor 0:58

09 Cristiano Porqueddu - Preludio En Do Menor 6:08

10 Cristiano Porqueddu - Preludio En La Menor 3:01

11 Cristiano Porqueddu - Preludio En Mi Menor 0:39

12 Cristiano Porqueddu - Preludio En Mi 0:51

13 Cristiano Porqueddu - Preludio En Re Menor 1:28

14 Cristiano Porqueddu - Preludio, Op.5 No.1 5:33

15 Cristiano Porqueddu - Rancho Quemado 1:37

16 Cristiano Porqueddu - Romance De La India Muerta 2:19

17 Cristiano Porqueddu - Romanza En Imitacion Al Violoncello 3:50

18 Cristiano Porqueddu - Sargento Cabral 1:19

19 Cristiano Porqueddu - Sarita 3:16

20 Cristiano Porqueddu - Serenata Morisca 7:30


CD06

01 Cristiano Porqueddu - Tango No.2 3:17

02 Cristiano Porqueddu - Tarantella 3:36

03 Cristiano Porqueddu - Tua Imagem 4:54

04 Cristiano Porqueddu - Un Sueno En La Floresta 8:26

05 Cristiano Porqueddu - Una Limosna Por El Amor De Dios 5:13

06 Cristiano Porqueddu - Vals De Primavera 6:14

07 Cristiano Porqueddu - Vals, Op.8 No.3 4:16

08 Cristiano Porqueddu - Vals, Op.8 No.4 4:09

09 Cristiano Porqueddu - Vals Tropical 2:20

10 Cristiano Porqueddu - Variaciones Sobre El Punto Guanacasteco 6:32

11 Cristiano Porqueddu - Variaciones Sobre Un Tema De Tarrega 10:59

12 Cristiano Porqueddu - Vidalita 4:13

13 Cristiano Porqueddu - Vidalita Con Variaciones 3:03

14 Cristiano Porqueddu - Villancico De Navidad 2:51

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VA - Twangy Guitars Silky Strings [2002-2003] (6 x CDs)

FINLAND ROCKS

VA - Twangy Guitars Silky Strings [2002-2003] (6 x CDs)

The “VA - Twangy Guitars Silky Strings” series, originating from Finland, is an extraordinary anthology of instrumental rock music. Released by Twangsville Productions, the series stands as a tribute to the enduring charm of this genre and its capacity to surpass geographical confines.

The predominant music style in this series is instrumental rock, a genre that took root in the mid-20th century and has since branched out into various sub-genres. The allure of instrumental rock is in its power to express emotions and stories without the need for lyrics, relying purely on the strength of melody and rhythm. This series masterfully encapsulates this essence, presenting a wide array of soundscapes that evoke both nostalgia and novelty. 

A distinguishing feature of the series is its fusion of traditional rock elements with a contemporary flair. The guitar performances are outstanding, with the twangy sound lending a unique personality. The silky strings introduce a touch of elegance, weaving a rich sonic tapestry that is both captivating and calming. The series excels in demonstrating the adaptability of the guitar as an instrument and the infinite tonal and textural possibilities it presents.

The Finnish origin of these CDs also lends an intriguing facet to the series. Finland, with its abundant musical legacy and a history of producing numerous successful rock bands, is vibrantly reflected in the “VA - Twangy Guitars Silky Strings” series. It’s a celebration of Finnish ingenuity and innovation in the sphere of instrumental rock.

“VA - Twangy Guitars Silky Strings” series is an essential addition to the collection of any instrumental rock enthusiast. It presents a distinctive blend of traditional and modern elements, all bundled in a package that is unmistakably Finnish. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the genre or a novice, this series promises an enjoyable and enriching auditory journey. It is a strong affirmation to the unifying power of music and a shining beacon of the artistic talent and creativity nestled in the heart of Finland. (B)

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Track lists

CD01

01 Needles - Surf In Tunisia 2:30

02 Needles - The Mermaid 3:01

03 Needles - Twisted 2:58

04 Needles - Morning Mood And The Mountain King 3:34

05 Diamonds - Wandering Star 2:53

06 Diamonds - Guaglione 2:48

07 Diamonds - Emma 2:18

08 Diamonds - F.B.I 2:31

09 Esquires - Geronimo 2:21

10 Esquires - Remember Me 2:29

11 Esquires - Ghost Riders In The Sky 2:53

12 Esquires - Horse Ride 2:36

13 First - Up And Go 2:16

14 First - Dreams 2:43

15 First - That Night 2:33

16 First - Wonderful 3:00


CD02

01 Youngers - Evening At Skans 2:46

02 Youngers - Burning Dream 2:14

03 Youngers - Deep As Sea 3:08

04 Youngers - Horse Ride 2:35

05 Cruels - Eventide 2:27

06 Cruels - More 2:37

07 Cruels - Summer Swing Twist 2:45

08 Cruels - Tres Palabras 3:01

09 Saints - Million Songs 3:11

10 Saints - Romantica 3:15

11 Saints - Hot Winds 2:52

12 Saints - But She Gaves No Reason 4:02

13 Wanglers - Olle Dolle Dof 1:43

14 Wanglers - My Old Kentucky Home 1:39

15 Wanglers - Ballad Of A Cannonball 2:39

16 Wanglers - Katja 2:19

17 Orbits - Chainsaw Twist 2:58

18 Orbits - Nadja 2:56

19 Orbits - Odessa Twist 2:25

20 Orbits - Once I Had A Chance 3:04

21 Mustangs - Mr.Moto 2:00

22 Mustangs - Wipe Out! 2:52


CD03

01 Webasto - Lapland Beat 2:27

02 Webasto - Kuihtuu Kesäinen Maa 3:00

03 Webasto - Soviet Twist 1:51

04 Webasto - Joen Toisella Puolen 2:59

05 Puppe & The Boys - Desert Twist 2:32

06 Puppe & The Boys - Painful Journey 2:38

07 Puppe & The Boys - Fennomania 2:08

08 Puppe & The Boys - Sundial 3:14

09 Spectre - Roope The Robber 2:03

10 Spectre - Lumikenttien Kutsu 4:45

11 Spectre - Kuningaskobra 2:21

12 Spectre - Jos Jätät Minut 3:40

13 Ismo's - Silvery Moon 1:47

14 Ismo's - Silent Singer 2:50

15 Ismo's - Yours 3:09

16 Ismo's - Inseparables 2:48

17 Kaukomaa - The Shadow Of Your Smile 3:11

18 Kaukomaa - The Breasthillers 2:00

19 Kaukomaa - Here There And Everywhere 3:13

20 Kaukomaa - Muurari 2:05


CD04

01 Korsuorkesteri - True Man 2:31

02 Korsuorkesteri - And I Love Her 3:40

03 Korsuorkesteri - Scarred Faces 3:27

04 Korsuorkesteri - Dance On 2:13

05 Blazers - Pipeline 2:14

06 Blazers - Million Of Roses 3:11

07 Blazers - Forest Flowers 2:36

08 Blazers - Alpens Rose 2:00

09 Periferia - Sleeping Beauty Twist 2:31

10 Periferia - Sininen Uni 2:22

11 Periferia - Stormskärs Maja 3:10

12 Periferia - Against The Wind 2:31

13 Tenho - Lullaby Of The Leaves 1:45

14 Tenho - Where The Rainbow Ends 2:57

15 Tenho - A Place In The Sun 2:28

16 Tenho - Hawaii 10-Ho 1:31

17 Savages - High Heels 3:51

18 Savages - Mountain Tale 2:52

19 Savages - When You`re Smiling 2:43

20 Savages - Georgia Camp Meeting 3:09


CD05

01 Sauve Twisters - Skywalk 3:41

02 Sauve Twisters - Straight Ahead 2:43

03 Sauve Twisters - Foot Tapper 2:33

04 Sauve Twisters - Temptation 2:17

05 Waymen - Dawn 4:18

06 Waymen - Mist 4:32

07 Waymen - Tin Whistle 2:09

08 Waymen - Stingray 2:38

09 Sleepwalkers - Remember Me 2:32

10 Sleepwalkers - The Wind 3:07

11 Sleepwalkers - Man Of Mystery 1:59

12 Sleepwalkers - Autumn Leaves 3:20

13 Kaapo & Zetor - Lo-Hi Wiped Out 4:00

14 Kaapo & Zetor - Walk Don`t Run 1:45

15 Kaapo & Zetor - Ghost Riders In The Sky 2:38

16 Kaapo & Zetor - My Heart Will Go On 3:13

17 Koyhat - Kostianvirta Surf 2:03

18 Koyhat - Poor Man`s Twist 1:54

19 Koyhat - Forest Road 2:55

20 Koyhat - Pipeline 2:54


CD06

01 Hukat - La Playa 2:24

02 Hukat - Tribute To Buddy Holly 2:08

03 Hukat - It Wasn't Love After All 3:31

04 Hukat - Spying Games 2:00

05 Jarnos - Quick Sand 2:04

06 Jarnos - Black Jack 2:16

07 Jarnos - Starflight Time 3:37

08 Jarnos - Smells Like Teen Spirit 2:32

09 Half & Half - Pearlfisher 2:21

10 Half & Half - Whispering 2:16

11 Half & Half - The Sound Of Lapland 3:34

12 Half & Half - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears 2:36

13 Masa & Mosriders - Spanish Stranger 2:06

14 Masa & Mosriders - Fuzz And Wield 1:34

15 Masa & Mosriders - Cruell Sea - Medley 2:48

16 Masa & Mosriders - Song Of Delilah 2:37

17 Regents - Dead Man In The Forest 3:06

18 Regents - Toska 3:10

19 Regents - Ballad 4:08

20 Regents - My Little Lola 2:31

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