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Larry Dixon - Star Time: Chicago 1971-87 (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 16, 2016
Larry Dixon - Star Time: Chicago 1971-87 (2016)

Larry Dixon - Star Time: Chicago 1971-87 (2016)
Disco, Soul, Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:24:38| 331 MB
Label: Past Due Records | Release Year: 2016

For the past four decades, a growing cult of soul music collectors have sought two obscure LPs and a handful of extremely rare 45s released on the vanity record label LAD Productions, Inc. between the late seventies and the mid eighties by the mysterious South Side Chicago singer/song writer Larry Dixon. Larry’s raw songs capture the transition from R&B to boogie-down as disco was rapidly becoming extinct. They also perfectly illustrate Larry’s ability to overcome his environment and discrimination, transcended by his determination to write and produce music. With the support of his faithful musicians, Larry’s success was only hindered by lack of airplay and promotion, but his talent shines through.

VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Vol. 2 (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 12, 2016
VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Vol. 2 (1993)

Various Artists - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Volume 2 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 381 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Roots | # RTS 33046 | Time: 01:11:53

As the main songwriter for Chicago's Chess label, bassist/singer Willie Dixon was one of the most influential and prolific figures in blues. Although he often served as a session player for other well-known musicians, his soulful presence was always felt, as revealed on this excellent 25-track collection which features Dixon performing with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Witherspoon, Buddy Guy, Little Walter, Elmore James, Otis Rush, and Etta James.
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - In Paris: Baby Please Come Home! (1963)

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - In Paris: Baby Please Come Home! (1963)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
ZYX, OBCCD 582-2 | rem: 1996; rec: 1962 | 235Mb

Recorded live in Paris, this has the two blues legends accompanying each other (Slim on piano, Dixon on bass) and trading lead vocals, backed by drummer Phillipe Combelle. It's not a landmark event in either of the legends' distinguished recording careers, but it's a nice enough outing with a friendly, low-key tone.
Tony Banks, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Mike Dixon - Seven: A suite for Orchestra (2004)

Tony Banks, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Mike Dixon - Seven: A suite for Orchestra (2004)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 57:38 min | 137 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Naxos

Famous for his role as keyboard player in the progressive rock band Genesis, Tony Banks has always been fascinated by the idea of writing orchestral music. Five of the seven pieces in this orchestral suite were written specifically for the Seven project; the remaining two were older pieces. Throughout the seven movements Banks creates intense orchestral sound pictures. The calm serenity which characterises the main themes of the separate movements is often contrasted with uncomfortable stormy turbulence, the overall result being a scenic overview of orchestral colours and timbres.

Colton Dixon - Identity (Deluxe Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 23, 2017
Colton Dixon - Identity (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Colton Dixon - Identity (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
Pop Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:43 | 127 MB
Label: Sparrow | Release Year: 2017

Since winning the hearts of America with a riveting 7th place finish on the 11th season of American Idol, Colton Dixon has taken the industry by storm. With four #1 radio singles, two GMA Dove Awards for Best Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year (2013 & 2015), over 50 million career streams, 837k track sales and 424k total album equivalents, Dixon is poised to make his biggest release yet with his third studio album coming this Spring 2017. The album is a step in a new direction for the Idol star, who has embraced the fusion of pop elements with his traditional alternative-rock sound. Dixon notes that the album follows a theme of identity and learning more about who we are when our faith is rooted in Christ. The music chronicles the spiritual journey of body, mind and spirit that Dixon has been on since his last release, especially through major life events such as tying the knot last winter.
VA - Time Brings About a Change... A Floyd Dixon Celebration (2006)

VA - Time Brings About a Change… A Floyd Dixon Celebration (2006)
Jazz, Blues | 1:16:15 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 175 Mb
Label :High John Records | Year Of Release :2006

Released shortly after jump blues legend Floyd Dixon's death at the age of 77, Time Brings About a Change features an all-star performance recorded near the end of the singer and pianist's life. Dixon was already in poor health by the time of this recording, and so he wisely minimizes his singing. (Longtime fans of this fluid and dynamic singer will find some of the broken and missed notes on songs like "Sweet Home Chicago" as sad as Johnny Cash's equally frail performances on his last records.) However, Dixon's piano playing is surprisingly strong throughout, so much so that the band, featuring guitarist Kid Ramos and the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Kim Wilson on harmonica, never overshadows the star.
Larry Dixon - Star Time: Larry Dixon & Lad Productions Inc Chicago 1971-85 (2016)

Larry Dixon - Star Time: Larry Dixon & Lad Productions Inc Chicago 1971-85 (2016)
Funk, Soul, Disco | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:24:15 | 332 MB
Label: Past Due – PASTDUE 2CD01 | Rel: 2016

For the past four decades, a growing cult of soul music collectors have sought two obscure LPs and a handful of extremely rare 45s released on the vanity record label LAD Productions, Inc. between the late seventies and the mid eighties by the mysterious South Side Chicago singer/song writer Larry Dixon. Larry's raw songs capture the transition from R&B to boogie-down as disco was rapidly becoming extinct. They also perfectly illustrate Larry’s ability to overcome his environment and discrimination, transcended by his determination to write and produce music. With the support of his faithful musicians, Larry's success was only hindered by lack of airplay and promotion, but his talent shines through. This is the story of Larry Dixon, his label LAD Productions, Inc., and his friends and family throughout four decades of music in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods.

Floyd Dixon - Hey! Bartender: His Very Best 1949-1959 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 6, 2016
Floyd Dixon - Hey! Bartender: His Very Best 1949-1959 (2016)

Floyd Dixon - Hey! Bartender: His Very Best 1949-1959
Blues, R&B | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:04 min | 192 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Jasmine Records | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2016

Today Floyd Dixon is probably best remembered as the writer of, "Hey Bartender" a single he released in 1954 which was later made famous by comedians John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd when they created The Blues Brothers for the TV show Saturday Night Live.

Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (1959) Reissue 1990  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 20, 2016
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (1959) Reissue 1990

Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (1959) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues | Label: ZYX | # OBCCD 501-2 | Time: 00:39:48

Dixon was the Rick Reuben of Chicago, the Quincy Jones of Chess, the George Martin of the post-war blues era and a damn fine musician to boot. His compositions are indescribably important to the history of modern music including 'Little Red Rooster', 'Hoochie Coochie Man', 'Spoonful', 'My Babe', the list goes on! Here we find him behind the mic and on the bass with fellow blues pianist legend Memphis Slim on his debut album 'Willie's Blues'.

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 1, 2015
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963)

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Verve 519 729-2 | rel: 1993 | 250Mb

Although this CD by pianist Memphis Slim and bassist Willie Dixon is marketed as a part of Verve's Jazz in Paris reissue series, it is, of course, a blues date, with a fair amount of boogie-woogie. The two veterans, who had worked together previously, are joined by drummer Phillipe Combelle during the two 1962 sessions recorded at Les Trois Mailletz, complete with a typically out of tune piano and a fair amount of noise from the audience at times.