Too Shy: The Best Of Kajagoogoo

Leroy Carr - Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy Carr (2004) 2 CDs

Leroy Carr - Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy Carr (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 291 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Piano Blues, Minstrel, Folk-Blues, Pre-War Blues | Label: Columbia | # CK 92431 | Time: 02:01:17

The 40 tracks compiled on this two-disc set represent the entire span of pianist and singer Leroy Carr's recording career that spanned a brief seven years, from 1928-1935. The material represented here – all but one of these tracks were recorded for the Vocalion label – features accompaniment by guitarist Scrapper Blackwell on all but one selection, and Josh White on a handful as well. Carr's material here ranges from the classic piano blues of the era that spawned Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith to vaudeville and hokum tunes made popular by artists like Tampa Red and Georgia Tom. Carr's voice is the haunting thing here; it's higher and very clear, sweet almost, as evidenced by most of these sides. But there was an edge, too; one that belied a kind of pathos underneath even the most cheery material – check "Mean Mistreater Blues" or "Bread Baker." But the darker material such as "Suicide Blues" (one of six previously unissued performances), "Straight Alky Blues," or "Shinin' Pistol," is strange and eerie given Carr's smooth approach. Carr may not be the most well-known bluesman of the era, but his contribution is profound and lasting. This collection puts to shame almost all others with the exception of the multi-volume complete recordings on Document.
Carla Olson - Honest As Daylight: The Best Of Carla Olson 1981-2000 (2001)

Carla Olson - Honest As Daylight: The Best Of Carla Olson 1981-2000 (2001)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:13:42 | 181 MB
Genre: Folk-Rock, Country, Rock | Label: Houston Party Records

Austin-to-L.A. transplants the Textones were one of the few post-new wave "roots rock" bands of the mid-'80s to deserve the appellation. (Unfortunately, they're mostly remembered, if at all, only as the band Kathy Valentine left to join the Go-Go's.) Unlike the terribly overrated Lone Justice or the beer salesmen in the Long Ryders or the Del Fuegos, Carla Olson and company came off like a punkier version of the Gram Parsons-era Byrds, with a poppy edge on unexpected covers like the Searchers' "Silver" and Neil Sedaka's "Keep a Walkin'."
Blood, Sweat & Tears - What Goes Up! The Best Of Blood, Sweat & Tears (1995)

Blood, Sweat & Tears - What Goes Up! The Best Of Blood, Sweat & Tears (1995)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 922 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 369 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul | Legacy / Columbia #481019 2

A 32-track retrospective that'll make fans of this band's unique pop/jazz/rock sound so very happy! Every hit single is here- You've Made Me So Very Happy; And When I Die; Spinning Wheel; Hi-De-Ho; Lucretia MacEvil; Go Down Gamblin'; Lisa, Listen to Me; So Long Dixie; Got to Get You into My Life , etc.-plus key album tracks and two unreleased cuts that trace this band's career from the early Al Kooper days on. Notes, rare photos, complete discography and personnel info rounds out this long-overdue collection.

Sweet - The Best Of Sweet (1992)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 16, 2017
Sweet - The Best Of Sweet (1992)

Sweet - The Best Of Sweet (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol, CDP 7 80324 2 7 | ~ 418 or 145 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 29 Mb
Rock / Glam

Recollections of Britain's arch-glam gods generally inspire two theories of their producers, Mike Chapman and his partner, Nicky Chinn. Either they knew just what they were doing and calculated accordingly, or blindly hit pay dirt, following toothless early singles like "Funny Funny" (none of which grace this disc). By this reckoning, Sweet was a '70s-era pinup band or a closeted hard rock quartet who only got their due after breaking the Chapman/Chinn combination…
Achieving Consensus in Robot Swarms: Design and Analysis of Strategies for the best-of-n Problem

Achieving Consensus in Robot Swarms: Design and Analysis of Strategies for the best-of-n Problem (Studies in Computational Intelligence) by Gabriele Valentini
English | 16 Mar. 2017 | ISBN: 3319536087 | 146 Pages | PDF | 5.2 MB

This book focuses on the design and analysis of collective decision-making strategies for the best-of-n problem. After providing a formalization of the structure of the best-of-n problem supported by a comprehensive survey of the swarm robotics literature, it introduces the functioning of a collective decision-making strategy and identifies a set of mechanisms

Canned Heat - The Best Of (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 11, 2017
Canned Heat - The Best Of (1997)

Canned Heat - The Best Of (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 416 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock, Boogie Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Disky #DC 878652

This 15-track single-disc collection was culled from Canned Heat (1967), Boogie With Canned Heat (1968), Living the Blues (1968), Hallelujah (1969), and Future Blues (1970). Arguably, Canned Heat Cookbook (1969) – a hits package in its own right – could be lumped in since it was the first full-length platter with "Going Up the Country," which was initially only issued on a 45-rpm single. During this era, the Heat was inhabited by Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (guitar/vocals), Larry "The Mole" Taylor (bass), Henry "Sunflower" Vestine (guitar), and Bob "The Bear" Hite (vocals). Frank Cook (drums) contributed to the band's self-titled debut prior to being replaced by Aldolfo "Fito" de la Parra (drums)…

Lo Mejor de Mí / The Best of Me (2007)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Feb. 8, 2017
Lo Mejor de Mí / The Best of Me (2007)

Lo Mejor de Mí / The Best of Me (2007)
Spanish | DVDRip | AVI | 720x384 | XviD @ 1373 kb/s | 855 MB
Audio: MP3 @ 128 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:18:56 minutes | Subs: English, French (idx/sub files)
Genre: Drama

When Raquel was a little girl she could not understand why everyone talked constantly about love on the radio, on TV, in Saturday afternoon films and specially in songs. She always wondered what would happen if she did not find anyone who would love her.

Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 4, 2017
Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995)

Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Jump Blues, Vocal Jazz, Swing, Early R&B | Label: Capitol Jazz | # CDP 7243 8 35039 2 6 | 00:58:30

Nellie Lutcher was at the peak of her fame during her period with Capitol (1947-1951). A fine swing-based pianist, Lutcher was best known for her unique vocal style, which included witty asides that often sounded spontaneous. This well-conceived CD has 18 of her recordings from 1947 and one apiece from 1949-1951. Highlights include "Hurry on Down," "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else," "He's a Real Gone Guy," "Chi-Chi-Chi Chicago," "The Song Is Ended," "Fine Brown Frame," and two previously unissued numbers. With sympathetic and swinging backing from various guitarists (including Ulysses Livingstone and Irving Ashby), bassists, and drummers, the spotlight is on Nellie Lutcher throughout. This highly recommended disc is easily her definitive CD.

Donna Summer - The Best Of Donna Summer (1990)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 4, 2017
Donna Summer - The Best Of Donna Summer (1990)

Donna Summer - The Best Of Donna Summer (1990)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 357 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 50 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Disco, R&B, Dance, Pop | Warner Bros. Records #9031-72909-2

Donna Summer's title as the "Queen of Disco" wasn't mere hype. Like many of her contemporaries, she was a talented vocalist trained as a powerful gospel belter, but she set herself apart with her songwriting ability, magnetic stage presence, and shrewd choice of studio collaborators, all of which resulted in sustained success. During the '70s alone, she topped the Billboard club chart 11 times with high-quality, often-high concept material that included the rapturous "Love to Love You Baby," the innovative "I Feel Love," and a radically transformed "MacArthur Park." These crossover hits embodied the disco era with audacious musicality and uninhibited eroticism. Indeed, she was the ultimate disco diva.

Mike Oldfield - The Best of Mike Oldfield: Elements (1993)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 3, 2017
Mike Oldfield - The Best of Mike Oldfield: Elements (1993)

Mike Oldfield - The Best of Mike Oldfield: Elements (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin Records, 7243 8 39069 2 5 | ~ 387 or 150 Mb | Scans(png) -> 67 Mb
Prog Rock / Ambient

Elements represents the many sides of Mike Oldfield, and is a short but interesting journey through some of this multi-instrumentalist's best efforts. Sixteen of his albums are spoken for, with the same number of tracks making up this assortment…