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Norah Jones – Covers (2012)

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Tracks:

01. Sleepless Nights (4:15)
02. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (3:18)
03. Jesus, Etc. (Live at the Living Room) (3:45)
04. Sweet Dreams (feat. Norah Jones) (3:18)
05. Cry, Cry, Cry (Live at the Living Room) (3:14)
06. Picture In a Frame (3:35)
07. Hands On the Wheel (Live in Austin) (4:18)
08. She (Live 2004: Audio) (4:30)
09. My Blue Heaven (2:22)
10. Peace (3:53)

m4a 256 kbps | 72 MB | UL | TB

Mary Coughlan – Red Blues (2002)

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The great Irish jazz blues singer, Mary Coughlan demands virtuoso, spare support that lets her work her phrases until they ring with character. She is one of the world’s greatest blues jazz vocalists of modern times, but is still very much underrated. Her voice has a unique jazz and blues-inflected timbre with a gorgeous Irish lilt to it. Her phrasing is immaculate, and her voice has a passion and sincerity that is a joy to hear. This lady knows through personal experience exactly what she is singing and talking about. She is a lady who cares about humanity, and is never afraid to voice her opinion.

mp3 320 kbps | 113 MB | UL

Charlie Louvin – Charlie Louvin (2007)

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What’s terrific about this album is the sound of Charlie Louvin’s voice. Weathered and worn by his 79 years, its fragility underscores the humanity in the morality plays he favors, like the gentle pledge of faith “The Christian Life.” What’s disappointing is its lack of imagination. Despite the presence of skilled contemporary songwriters like Elvis Costello and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, the only new tune is “Ira,” Louvin’s tribute to his late, high-tenor-singing brother. As the Louvin Brothers, Charlie and Ira took shape-note-based close-harmony singing to the pinnacle of country music in the 1940s and ’50s, earning a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame. On these dozen songs, Louvin’s joined on vocals by George Jones, Alex McManus of Bright Eyes, Will Oldham, Bobby Bare, Tom T. Hall, Tweedy, Costello, and others, with Marty Stuart on mandolin and a crack studio band including Chris Scruggs of BR-549 and angelic vocalist Dianne Berry. Bare and Berry manage to make magic with Louvin; the rest do their best with chestnuts like “Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea” and “Worried Man Blues,” although Jones’s voice is, sadly, ravaged, and the bursts of guitar feedback on the Louvins classic “Great Atomic Power” are absurd. Nonetheless, this album is a welcome return for a country pioneer after a 10-year hiatus from recording. –Ted Drozdowski

mp3 256 kbps | 74 MB | UL

Krystle Warren & The Faculty – Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace (2012)

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On Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace, Warren is once again joined by her talented backing band, The Faculty, and she cites such diverse influences as Dusty Springfield, Paul Simon, Bill Withers, and Donny Hathaway. mp3 320 kbps | 94 MB | UL | TB