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John Lee Hooker – It Serves You Right To Suffer (1966/2013) [PonoMusic 24-96]

John Lee Hooker – It Serves You Right To Suffer (1966/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:37 minutes | 642 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Pono Music |  © Impulse! Records/Geffen Records

Anyone hearing this 1966 album for the first time may well be startled at the unfiltered passion and power of John Lee Hooker in his earlier days; a surprise when comparing Hooker’s later recordings with those made in the 1960s. His unmistakable raw voice has fully matured here, but his incantory style of singing appears markedly finer and more flexible. And then there is the perfect gem of a rhythm group whose sinewy sounds fill the grooves with merciless gravitational force: Barry Galbraith on second guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, William Wells on trombone and David “Panama” Francis on drums.

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Ben Harper – The Will To Live (1997/2016) [PonoMusic 24-192]

Ben Harper – The Will To Live (1997/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:02 minutes | 2,12 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | © Virgin Records

Ben Harper’s third release, 1997’s The Will To Live, broadens his sound from the folk-inflected songs of his earlier work to include elements of funk, blues, reggae and rock, a recipe Harper would return to over the years. While not a major success in the US at the time, the album garnered good reviews and includes Harper’s first UK charted single, Faded.

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The Doobie Brothers – The Best Of The Doobies (1976/2016) [PonoMusic 24-192]

The Doobie Brothers – The Best Of The Doobies (1976/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:46:24 minutes | 1,76 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | Front Cover | © Warner Bros. Records

Best of The Doobies is the first greatest hits album by The Doobie Brothers. The album has material from Toulouse Street through Takin’ It to the Streets, and is also a diamond record. The album was first released by Warner Bros. Records in November 1976 and has been re-released numerous times.

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Rob Thomas – …Something To Be (2005) [PonoMusic 24-48]

Rob Thomas – …Something To Be (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 50:03 minutes | 644 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | © Atlantic Records

…Something to Be is the debut solo album from the Matchbox Twenty lead singer Rob Thomas. The album was released on April 5, 2005, and it debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart, knocking out Mariah Carey’s The Emancipation of Mimi. This marked the first time that a male artist from a rock or pop group has debuted at number one with his first solo album since Billboard introduced the chart 50 years ago.

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Bob Dylan – Tempest (2012) [PonoMusic 24-96]

Bob Dylan – Tempest (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:08:31 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | Front Cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: January–March 2012 at Groove Masters Studios in Santa Monica, California

Tempest is the thirty-fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on September 10, 2012 by Columbia Records.The album was recorded at Jackson Browne’s Groove Masters Studios in Santa Monica, California. Dylan wrote all of the songs himself with the exception of the track “Duquesne Whistle”, which he co-wrote with Robert Hunter.

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Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels (2016) [PonoMusic 24-44.1]

Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels (2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:55 minutes | 366 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | Front Cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: February 2015-March 2016, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, US

Fallen Angels is the thirty-seventh studio album by Bob Dylan, released by Columbia Records on May 20, 2016.

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Grateful Dead – Live At Red Rocks Ampitheatre, July 8, 1978 (2016) [PonoMusic 24-192]

Grateful Dead – Live at Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Morrison, CO 7/8/78 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 2:49:52 minutes | 5,45 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Pono Music | Front cover | Label: Grateful Dead/Rhino

In the history of Grateful Dead performances, 1978 is widely praised as one of the group’s finest years. This set marks the official debut of one of their first ever performances at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a show highly sought-after by Dead Heads, and the first official release of master recordings from the long lost “Betty Boards”. The complete July 8, 1978 show at Red Rocks is widely considered one of the greatest concerts in Grateful Dead history and now it’s available as a three-disc set.

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D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (1995/2015) [PonoMusic 24-192]]

D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (1995/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:53:14 minutes | 2,12 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul, Jazz Funk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | © Virgin Records
Recorded: 1994–95, Battery Studios and RPM Studios in New York City, and Pookie Lab in Sacramento

Brown Sugar is the debut album of American recording artist D’Angelo, released on July 4, 1995, by EMI Music. Recording sessions for the album took place from 1994 to 1995 at Battery Studios and RPM Studios in New York City and at the Pookie Lab in Sacramento. Production, instrumentation, arrangements, and songwriting were primarily handled by D’Angelo, who employed both vintage recording equipment and modern electronic devices. Brown Sugar contains themes of love and romance, and features a fusion of contemporary R&B and traditional soul music, along with elements of funk, quiet storm, and hip hop music.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Deja vu (1970/2016) [PonoMusic 24-192]

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu (1970/1994/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:14 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Label: Rhino / Atlantic Records

Déjà Vu is the second album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their first in the quartet configuration of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Less than a year after the release of CSN’s groundbreaking debut, the group returned with Stephen Stills’s former Buffalo Springfield cohort/rival Neil Young augmenting the threesome. The result is a less concentrated but more kinetic creation; Young swims through the celestial harmonies of rock’s best barbershop trio like a fly in consommé. While somewhat dated (“Almost Cut My Hair”? Wait a while, David, it’ll fall out), Deju Vu is teeming with early ’70s FM staples, including “Helpless”, “Teach Your Children”, and “Our House”. One of Rock’s all-time classics!

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Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers {Deluxe Edition} (2016) [PonoMusic 24-96]

Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers (2016) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:15:40 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Pono Music | Artwork: Front cover | © Virgin Records

The Heart Speaks In Whispers is rich in fresh ideas and full of emotional energy which surges through its songs like electricity. Recorded both at her studio in Leeds, and in Los Angeles, the album is co-produced by Corinne with Steve Brown, her collaborator on her critically acclaimed previous album The Sea. The album features a number of notable musicians including Pino Palladino (D Angelo, Erykah Badu, The Who), James Gadson (Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers), Marcus Miller (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), Esperanza Spalding and Moses Sumney (best known for his work with Beck).

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