Music That We Adore

Take a trip through the 60s, 70's and 80's Music, and relive all the songs and artists that marked an Era.

Best-Selling Artists

The Beatles - Elvis Presley - Michael Jackson - Frank Sinatra - Bing Crosby - ABBA - Julio Iglesias - Led Zepplin - Nana Mouskouri - Queen

Best-Selling Singles [Millions Sold]

White Christmas 50m- Candle in the Wind 33m- Silent Night 30m- Rock Around the Clock 25m- Diana 20m - We Are the World 20m- If I Didn't Care 19m- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 18m- Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 18m

Great Song Lists

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Great Artists - Great Albums

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Colin Hay [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

Colin Hay - Discography

Colin James Hay (born 29 June 1953) is a Scottish-Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He came to prominence as the lead vocalist and the sole continuous member of the band Men at Work, and later as a solo artist. Hay's music has been used frequently by actor and director Zach Braff in his work, which helped a career rebirth in the mid-2000s.[1] Hay has also been a member of Ringo Starr's Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Kasey Chambers [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

Kasey Chambers - Discography

Australian country singer, born June 4, 1976 in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia. She married singer / songwriter Shane Nicholson in 2005. Her brother is producer Nash Chambers, mother is musician Diane Chambers and father is producer / musician Bill Chambers. Kasey was a member of the Dead Ringer Band with Bill, Diane and Nash Chambers until the group disbanded in 1998.

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My Australian & New Zealand Artists Albums Collection

Australian Music

Music Of Australia

The music of Australia has played a major role in the development of our nation.

Australians have a great love of music. From our earliest years as a convict nation through to today.

Marvin Rainwater [R.I.P.] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

Marvin Rainwater  -  Discography 

Born: July 2, 1925  -  Died: September 17, 2013

Marvin Karlton Rainwater was an American country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole Lotta Woman," which hit #1 on the UK Singles Chart. He was known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage and claimed to have quarter-blood Cherokee ancestry.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Crispian St Peters - Discography

Crispian St Peters Discography

Born: April 5, 1939 - Passed Away: June 8, 2010
Born Robin Peter Smith on April 5, 1939 in Swanley, Kent, England, he'd been a member of a trio called the Beat Formula Three in the early '60s when manager Dave Nicolson pegged him for stardom, with a new name, Crispian St. Peters, and a new folk-rock sound. His first two singles, an uptempo, harmonium-driven ballad called "At This Moment," and the loud, retro-sounding love song "No No No," failed to attract any attention from the public or the press. Then he covered the Sylvia Fricker-authored "You Were on My Mind," which the quintet We Five had picked up from Ian & Sylvia and turned into a hit in America -- his version, slightly more subdued and brooding (his phrasing of the song's opening line was almost Elvis-like), was issued very hurriedly late in 1965 and languished for a time. Gradually, however, it took hold in England and eventually made the British Top Ten in mid-1966.
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Monday, January 30, 2023

Max Merritt [RIP] and The Meteors [NZ] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Max Merritt and The Meteors Discography 

Born: 30 April 1941 -  Died: 24 September 24  2020. 
The Meteors formed in New Zealand in 1956, with Merritt joined by Ross Clancy (saxophone), Ian Glass (bass), Peter Patene (piano) and Pete Snowden (drums). Merritt was influenced by black R&B and soul records imported by American Naval personnel stationed in New Zealand, which subsequently meant the Meteors were foremost in presenting this new music to New Zealand audiences on album and via several hit singles. The line-up for their 1960 debut album featured Merritt, Glass, Rod Gibson (saxophone), Bernie Jones (drums) and Billy Kristian (piano). Several line-up changes followed, with Merritt and Kristian (who had switched to bass) remaining the two constants. Outgrowing their local market, the band visited Australia in late 1964, but soon relocated permanently. They released five singles, none of which sold well, but the high standard of musicianship within the band made it a popular live act, often winning praise from fellow musicians.
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Wanda Jackson - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Wanda Jackson - Discography

Wanda LaVonne Jackson is an American singer and songwriter. Since the 1950s, she has recorded and released music in the genres of rock, country and gospel. She was among the first women to have a career in rock and roll, recording a series of 1950s singles that helped give her the nickname "The Queen of Rockabilly".
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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Split Enz [N.Z.] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Split Enz [N.Z.] - Discography

The greatest New Zealand rock band, they evolved from quirky art rockers into a pop powerhouse thanks to the skills of the brothers Finn.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Sam Cooke [R.I.P.] - Discography

Sam Cooke

Born: January 22, 1931 - Died: December 11, 1964

Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, civil-rights activist and entrepreneur.

Influential as both a singer and composer, he is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. He began singing as a child and joined the Soul Stirrers before moving to a solo career where he scored a string of hit songs like "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Wonderful World", "Chain Gang", "Twistin' the Night Away", and "Bring it on Home to Me".

On December 11, 1964, at the age of 33, Cooke was shot and killed by Bertha Franklin, the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California.[8] After an inquest, the courts ruled Cooke's death to be a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been called into question by Cooke's family.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Brian Cadd [Australian Artist] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Brian Cadd Discography

Brian George Cadd AM (born 29 November 1946) is an Australian singer-songwriter, keyboardist, producer and record label founder, a staple of Australian entertainment for over 50 years. As well as working internationally throughout Europe and the United States, he has performed as a member of numerous bands including The Groop, Axiom, The Bootleg Family Band and in America with Flying Burrito Brothers before carving out a solo career in 1972. He briefly went under the pseudonym of Brian Caine in late 1966, when first joining The Groop.

Cadd produced fellow Australian acts Robin Jolley, Ronnie Burns, Broderick Smith, Tina Arena and Glenn Shorrock; and established his own record label called Bootleg Records. He also composed or performed music for films, Alvin Purple, Alvin Purple Rides Again, Fatal Vision, The Return of the Living Dead, Vampires on Bikini Beach, Morning of the Earth and The Heartbreak Kid and for television Class of 74, The Midnight Special and Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. His songwriting for other acts includes The Masters Apprentices, The Bootleg Family Band, Ronnie Burns, The Pointer Sisters, Little River Band and John Farnham.

In 2007, Cadd was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. He was awarded in the Queens Birthday Honours in 2018, along with late musician Phil Emmanuel for his 50-year service to the music industry as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, mentor and producer and his work in production.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

John Farnham [Australian Artist] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

John Farnham Discography

In a country of over 20 million people, John Farnham is the one Australian artist who stages arena-sized concerts whenever he tours to satisfy the demand. He is, without challenge, one of Australia's most successful solo artists to date, on-stage and on record. His Whispering Jack album was the first album to sell over a million copies in Australia alone.

In September 1967 at the age of 18, he was signed to a recording contract and in December of that year released the novelty single "Sadie the Cleaning Lady," which became the biggest-selling single in Australia at that time. As a song, the record's success almost defies logic. What fans were responding to was "Johnny" Farnham's bright boy-next-door personality. He was someone both teenage girls and their mothers could both like. Farnham was also a fine singer and survived "Sadie" to release a long string of pop hits between 1967 and 1973, including the local hit versions of Three Dog Night's "One," B.J. Thomas' "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" (number one), and David Cassidy's "Rock Me Baby." He also starred in the stage musicals Dick Whittington & His Cat, Charlie Girl, and Pippin. His schedule prevented Farnham trying his luck internationally or developing on record. Success continued on the basis of his talent his personality, but by the late to mid-'70s, his career was reduced to night club and cabaret performances trading on his past. Even his record company lost faith in him and dropped him.

John is a fantastic singer and wonderful person.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

David Crosby [R.I.P.] - [Discography - 320kbps Bitrate]

 David Crosby - Discography

Born: August 14, 1941 - Died: January 19, 2023 
David Crosby was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, and also embarked on a solo career.
David joined the Byrds in 1964. They had their first number-one hit in 1965 with a cover of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man". Crosby appeared on the Byrds' first five albums and produced the original lineup's 1973 reunion album. In 1968, he formed Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.
After the release of their debut album, CSN won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1969. Neil Young joined the group for live appearances, their second concert being Woodstock, before recording their second album Déjà Vu. Meant to be a group that could collaborate freely, Crosby & Nash recorded three gold albums in the 1970s, while the core trio of CSN remained active from 1976 until 2016. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) reunions took place in each decade from the 1970s through the 2000s.

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The Byrds - Discography - 320kbps

The Byrds - Discography

Although they only attained the huge success of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the Beach Boys for a short time in the mid-'60s, time has judged the Byrds to be nearly as influential as those groups in the long run. They were not solely responsible for devising folk-rock, but they were certainly more responsible than any other single act (Dylan included) for melding the innovations and energy of the British Invasion with the best lyrical and musical elements of contemporary folk music. The jangling, 12-string guitar sound of leader Roger McGuinn's Rickenbacker was permanently absorbed into the vocabulary of rock. They also played a vital role in pioneering psychedelic rock and country-rock, the unifying element being their angelic harmonies and restless eclecticism.

Often described in their early days as a hybrid of Dylan and the Beatles, the Byrds in turn influenced Dylan and the Beatles almost as much as Bob and the Fab Four had influenced the Byrds. The Byrds' innovations have echoed nearly as strongly through subsequent generations, in the work of Tom Petty, R.E.M., and innumerable alternative bands of the post-punk era that feature those jangling guitars and dense harmonies.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Tony Christie - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Tony Christie

British balladeer Tony Christie proved the continued commercial viability of traditional pop in a post-psychedelic world, scoring a series of easy listening hits that spanned the 1970s. Born Anthony Fitzgerald in South Yorkshire, England, on April 25, 1943, at 18 he joined the popular local group the Counterbeats, later fronting his own combo, Tony Christie & the Trackers. After mounting a solo career, he cut his debut single, "Life's Too Good to Waste," in 1966, followed a year later by "Turn Around." Upon signing to MCA in 1969, Christie teamed with the songwriting and production tandem of Mitch Murray and Peter Callender. Although their first collaboration, "God Is on My Side," went nowhere, the 1971 LP Las Vegas proved the singer's breakthrough, generating the Neil Sedaka/Howard Greenfield-penned smash "Is This the Way to Amarillo?" (a number one hit in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Spain), "I Did What I Did for Maria," and "Don't Go Down to Reno." Christie remained a constant of the European charts for much of the decade via subsequent hits including "Avenues and Alleyways" (the theme to the television series The Protectors) and "The Queen of Mardi Gras," selling more than ten million records during the Me Decade. He also hosted his own BBC variety series, and in 1976 played the role of Magaldi during recording sessions for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Temptations - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

The Temptations

Thanks to their fine-tuned choreography -- and even finer harmonies -- the Temptations became the definitive vocal group of the 1960s. One of Motown's most elastic acts, they tackled both lush pop and politically charged funk with equal flair, and weathered a steady stream of changes in personnel and consumer tastes with rare dignity and grace. The Temptations' initial five-man lineup formed in Detroit in 1961 as a merger of two local vocal groups, the Primes and the Distants. Baritone Otis Williams, Elbridge (aka El, or Al) Bryant, and bass vocalist Melvin Franklin were longtime veterans of the Detroit music scene when they came together in the Distants, who in 1959 recorded the single "Come On" for the local Northern label. Around the same time, the Primes, a trio comprised of tenor Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams (no relation to Otis), and Kell Osborne, relocated to the Motor City from their native Alabama; they quickly found success locally, and their manager even put together a girl group counterpart dubbed the Primettes. (Three of the Primettes -- Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard -- formed the Supremes.)

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Janis Joplin [R.I.P.] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Janis Joplin

Born: January 19, 1943 - Died: October 4, 1970 

The greatest white female rock singer of the 1960s, Janis Joplin was also a great blues singer, making her material her own with her wailing, raspy, supercharged emotional delivery. First rising to stardom as the front-woman for San Francisco psychedelic band Big Brother & the Holding Company, she left the group in the late '60s for a brief and uneven (though commercially successful) career as a solo artist. Although she wasn't always supplied with the best material or most sympathetic musicians, her best recordings, with both Big Brother and on her own, are some of the most exciting performances of her era. 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Booker T and The MGs - Discography - 320kbps

Booker T. & the M.G.'s

Booker T. & the M.G.'s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul.

The original members of the group were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson Jr. (drums).
In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor and Albert King. They also released instrumental records under their own name, of which the best known is the 1962 hit single "Green Onions".

As originators of the unique Stax sound, the group was one of the most prolific, respected, and imitated of its era. By the mid-1960s, bands on both sides of the Atlantic were trying to sound like Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

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Monday, January 16, 2023

Herman's Hermits - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate - Plus 2 Movies [1966 Hold On and 1968 Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter]

Herman's Hermits

Herman's Hermits were one of those odd 1960's groups that accumulated millions of fans, but precious little respect. Indeed, their status is remarkably similar to that of the Monkees and it's not a coincidence that both groups' music was intended to appeal to younger teenagers. The difference is that as early as 1976, the Monkees began to be considered cool by people who really knew music; it has taken 35 years for Herman's Hermits to begin receiving higher regard for their work. Of course, that lack of respect had no relevance to their success: 20 singles lofted into the Top 40 in England and America between 1964 and 1970, 16 of them in the Top 20, and most of those Top Ten as well. Artistically, they were rated far lower than the Hollies, the Searchers, or Gerry & the Pacemakers, but commercially, the Hermits were only a couple of rungs below the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Lenny Welch - Discography - [320kbps Bitrate]

Lenny Welch

Lenny Welch
Singer Lenny Welch was born Leon Welch on May 15, 1938 in Asbury Park, NJ. He started singing as a youngster, assembling groups and participating in talent shows. In his late teens, Lenny and his group auditioned for Decca Records in New York. The executives loved "Lenny," which they called Leon, because name flowed better. Decca recorded Welch solo on a couple of promising 45s but the sales were dismal. Two years passed before his next break. Coley Wallace, a prize fighter, introduced Welch to Archie Bleyer, the owner of Cadence Records. The association clicked and "You Don't Know Me" was his first release, it made some noise, but it was the second Cadence single, "Since I Fell for You," a a number five pop hit in 1963, that brought the mass sells and accolades; he also scored with "Ebb Tide," and was on his way to becoming another Johnny Mathis when two devastating circumstances occurred.

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

The Monkees - Discography - 320kbps

The Monkees

The Monkees are an American-British pop rock band originally active between 1965 and 1971, with subsequent reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. They were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork and British actor and singer Davy Jones. The band's music was initially supervised by producer Don Kirshner.

Dolenz described the Monkees as initially being "a TV show about an imaginary band ... that wanted to be The Beatles, [but] that was never successful". The actor-musicians, however, soon became a real band.

For the first few months of their initial five-year career as "The Monkees", the four actor-musicians were allowed only limited roles in the recording studio. This was due in part to the amount of time required to film the television series. Nonetheless, Nesmith did compose and produce some songs from the beginning, and Peter Tork contributed limited guitar work on the sessions produced by Nesmith. They eventually fought for and earned the right to collectively supervise all musical output under the band's name. The sitcom was canceled in 1968, but the band continued to record music through 1971.

Friday, January 13, 2023

Johnny Rivers - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Johnny Rivers - Discography

Date of Birth 7 November 1942, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Name John Ramistella

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer Johnny Rivers has lent his smooth, reedy and soulful voice to a diverse array of songs in such music genres as blues, folk, rhythm and blues and inspired covers of rock-and-roll oldies.

Moreover, Rivers has recorded a slew of singles and albums that have sold over 30 million copies, and he has had nine Top 10 hits as well as 17 other songs in the Top 40 charts throughout his career. He was born as John Henry Ramistella on November 7, 1942, in New York City and grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rivers first began playing the guitar at age eight; he was taught how to play guitar by his father.

Rivers formed his own group called The Spades while still in junior high school in 1956 and even recorded a few songs on the Suede label. Following brief abortive stints in both New York -- where legendary rock'n'roll disc jockey Alan Freed suggested that Johnny change his last name to Rivers -- and Nashville, Johnny settled in Los Angeles.

He soon became a popular headliner at the famous nightclub The Whisky-a-Go-Go.

His 1964 album "Johnny Rivers Live at the Whisky-a-Go-Go" peaked at #12 on the album charts and beget a #2 hit single with Rivers' cover of Chuck Berry's "Memphis." Johnny followed with a steady succession of hit covers of "Maybelline," "Midnight Special," and "Seventh Son." Rivers scored his only #1 hit with the elegiac "Poor Side of Town" (he also co-wrote this particular song), which was followed by the exciting "Secret Agent Man."

Johnny's covers of "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" and "The Tracks of My Tears" were likewise very successful. In addition, he started his own record company, Soul City Records; this label was instrumental in launching the career of the vocal group The 5th Dimension. He also gave then burgeoning songwriter Jimmy Webb a big break by recording the Webb composition "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" on his album "Changes." Johnny continued to churn out hit singles in the '70s; his covers of "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu," "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Help Me Rhonda" all did well. Rivers' last top 10 hit was the soothing and sensuous "Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancin')." Although his career waned a bit in the '80s, Johnny Rivers continues to both tour and record the occasional new album to this day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Patsy Cline [R.I.P.] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Patsy Cline [R.I.P.] - Discography

Born: September 8, 1932  -  Died: March 5, 1963

One of the greatest singers in the history of country music, Patsy Cline also helped blaze a trail for female singers to assert themselves as an integral part of the Nashville-dominated country music industry. She was not alone in this regard; Kitty Wells had become a star several years before Patsy's big hits in the early '60s. Brenda Lee, who shared Patsy's producer, did just as much to create a country-pop crossover during the same era; Skeeter Davis briefly enjoyed similar success. Patsy's Cline has the most legendary aura of any female country singer, however, perhaps due to an early death that cut her off just after she had entered her prime.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Sonny James [R.I.P.] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Sonny James - Discography

Born: May 01,1928 - Died: February 22, 2016
Sonny James, the Southern Gentleman, used the popular Nashville sound of the '60s to countrify pop hits of the past into a form accessible to many, broadening country music's appeal across the nation. James even moved over to the pop charts for a time in the late '50s but found the secret of his success by the time he returned to country. During the late '60s, he scored an incredible five-year run of number one singles which locked up the top spot for a combined 45 weeks during the late '60s.

Born James Loden on May 1, 1928, he began performing with his show-business family at the age of three and played with his four sisters as the Loden Family while in his teens. The group appeared around the South and on radio shows like the Louisiana Hayride and Saturday Night Shindig. After spending time overseas during the Korean War, Loden took Sonny James as his stage name -- after his teenage nickname -- and joined the local bar circuit. He met and played with Chet Atkins, who later got him a tryout with Capitol Records. The label liked what it heard and offered James a contract.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Yesterdays Gold [24 Golden Oldies] - Various Artists [320kbps Bitrate]

Yesterdays Gold [24 Golden Oldies] - Various Artists  

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Petula Clark - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Petula Clark - Discography

The most commercially successful female singer in British chart history, Petula Clark was born November 15, 1932 in Epsom, England. Trained to sing by her soprano mother, Clark embarked on a stage career at the age of seven; soon she was a fixture on British radio programs, and began hosting her own regular show, Pet's Parlour -- a series spotlighting patriotic songs designed to boost the morale of wartime audiences -- at the tender age of 11. Petula is certainly a wonderful singer with fantastic albums.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Tony Orlando and Dawn - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Tony Orlando and Dawn

Tony Orlando and Dawn is an American pop music group that was very popular in the 1970s, composed of singer Tony Orlando and the backing vocal group Dawn (Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson). Their signature hits include "Candida", "Knock Three Times", "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree", "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose", and "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)".

Friday, December 30, 2022

Rosanne Cash - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

Rosanne Cash - Discography 

Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country musician Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto Cash Distin, Johnny Cash's first wife.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Ringo Starr - Discography - 320kbps

Ringo Starr - Discography

Ringo Starr anchored the Beatles with a smile and a thundering backbeat, qualities he'd never lose during the group's heyday or through his long solo career. Starr often took the spotlight in the Beatles -- he stole scenes in their feature film debut, A Hard Day's Night, he sang "Yellow Submarine," the 1966 number one single that launched a 1968 psychedelic animated film of the same name -- but he didn't start writing original material until the band's final years, penning "Don't Pass Me By" for The Beatles and "Octopus's Garden" for Abbey Road. While Ringo would pen a number of hits in the first years of his solo career -- "It Don't Come Easy" and "Back Off Boogaloo," his first two U.K. Top Tens, were written by him alone -- he'd soon rely on a blend of covers, originals, and songs given to him by his wide circle of friends, colleagues, and admirers. He'd rely on this group in the third act of his career, when he formed the All-Starr Band in 1989. Over the years, the lineup of the All-Starr Band would change, but the group remained a constant for Starr, allowing him to tour the world on a regular basis. Ringo revived his solo career with 1992's Time Takes Time, an album that performed a similar function in the studio as the All-Starr Band did on-stage: it opened up the door to steady work as a performer. Starr continued to tour with the All-Starr Band and record on his own into the 2010s, turning out collections of new music nearly as often as he launched new tours.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Tommy Roe - Discography - 320kbps [Updated]

Tommy Roe

Widely perceived as one of the archetypal bubblegum artists of the late '60s, Tommy Roe cut some pretty decent rockers along the way, especially early in his career -- many displaying some pretty prominent Buddy Holly roots. In fact, Roe's initial pop smash, 1962's chart-topping "Sheila," was quite reminiscent of Holly's "Peggy Sue," utilizing a very similar throbbing drumbeat and Roe's hiccuping vocal. The singer had previously cut the song for the smaller Judd label before remaking it in superior form for ABC-Paramount. The infectious "Everybody" -- another hot item the next year -- was waxed in Muscle Shoals at Rick Hall's Fame studios, normally an R&B-oriented facility (it's not widely known that Roe wrote songs for the Tams, a raw-edged soul group from his Atlanta hometown). Once Roe veered off on his squeaky-clean bubblegum tangent, he stuck with it for the rest of the decade. His lighthearted "Sweet Pea" and "Hooray for Hazel" burned up the charts in 1966, and he was still at it three years later when he waxed his biggest hit, "Dizzy," and "Jam Up Jelly Tight."

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Gene Vincent [R.I.P.]- Discography - 320kbps

Gene Vincent

Born: February 11, 1935 - Died: October 12, 1971
Gene Vincent only had one really big hit, "Be-Bop-a-Lula," which epitomized rockabilly at its prime in 1956 with its sharp guitar breaks, spare snare drums, fluttering echo, and Vincent's breathless, sexy vocals. Yet his place as one of the great early rock & roll singers is secure, backed up by a wealth of fine smaller hits and non-hits that rate among the best rockabilly of all time. The leather-clad, limping, greasy-haired singer was also one of rock's original bad boys, lionized by romanticists of past and present generations attracted to his primitive, sometimes savage style and indomitable spirit.

Vincent was bucking the odds by entering professional music in the first place. As a 20-year-old in the Navy, he suffered a severe motorcycle accident that almost resulted in the amputation of his leg, and left him with a permanent limp and considerable chronic pain for the rest of his life. After the accident he began to concentrate on building a musical career, playing with country bands around the Norfolk, VA, area. Demos cut at a local radio station, fronting a band assembled around Gene by his management, landed Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps a contract at Capitol, which hoped they'd found competition for Elvis Presley.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Barry Manilow - [Discography 320kbps Bitrate]

Barry Manilow 

Barry Manilow is one of the most successful pop artists ever. He became an international superstar in the 1970s with a string of hits combining heart-on-sleeve sentiment with lyrical pop craftsmanship and a slick, highly orchestrated production. He conceived of himself as a pop entertainer and all-around showman in the classic mold, and his performances and stage shows were accordingly theatrical.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Tom Jones - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Tom Jones - Discography

Tom Jones became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-'60s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music -- pop, rock, show tunes, country, dance, and techno, he's sung it all. His actual style -- a full-throated, robust baritone that had little regard for nuance and subtlety -- never changed, he just sang over different backing tracks. On-stage, Jones played up his sexual appeal; it didn't matter whether he was in an unbuttoned shirt or a tuxedo, he always radiated a raw sexuality that earned him a large following of devoted female fans who frequently threw underwear on-stage. Jones' following never diminished over the decades; he was able to exploit trends, earning new fans while retaining his core following.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Johnny Preston [R.I.P.] - Discography - [320kbps Bitrate]

Johnny Preston

Born: August 18, 1939  -  Died: March 04, 2011
Early rock & roll singer Johnny Preston, most remembered for his 1960 number one hit "Running Bear," was born John Preston Courville in Port Arthur, Texas on August 18, 1939, of Cajun and German descent. After graduating from high school, during which he sang in high-school choral contests throughout the state, he attended Lamar State College in Beaumont, Texas, where he formed his first band, the Shades, in 1957 and began playing local club dances. It was at one of these club dances in 1958 that he was spotted by J.P. Richardson, better known by his stage name the Big Bopper. Richardson had written a song called "Running Bear," a sort of goofy American Indian version of Romeo and Juliet, and he took Preston into Gold Star Studios in Houston to record it. Bill Hall was the producer on the session, with Link Davis sitting in on saxophone and Hall, Richardson, and a young George Jones handling the vocal background chants that gave the song its rhythmic structure. Richardson took the finished track to Shelby Singleton at Mercury Records. Richardson was already signed to Mercury, and had delivered, as the Big Bopper, a big hit with "Chantilly Lace" earlier in 1958, so a deal was soon in place and Preston became a Mercury artist. "Running Bear" was released as a single shortly after Richardson perished in the same plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens in October of 1959. By January of 1960, "Running Bear" was the number one single in the U.S., and by March it was topping the U.K. charts as well, going on to sell over a million copies worldwide. A follow-up single, "Cradle of Love," a sort of nursery rhyme novelty song, also went Top Ten in both the U.S. and U.K., while "I'm Starting to Go Steady" and its flip side, a revival of Shirley & Lee's "Feel So Fine," both went Top 20 later in 1960, but "Leave My Kitten Alone," a song later immortalized by John Lennon, only climbed as high as number 73 on the Billboard charts as 1960 drew to a close. Preston went on to record for other labels, including Imperial Records, TCF Hall, ABC Records, Kapp, and Hallway, but he never hit the charts again. Preston performed in nostalgia package tours, played the circuit, and ended up in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, but his recording days were behind him. Plagued by heart problems, he died on March 4, 2011 in Beaumont, Texas.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Herb Albert And Tijuana Brass - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

Herb Albert And Tijuana Brass - Discography

The band was formed after the Whipped Cream & Other Delights album was released, when live shows made a "real" band necessary. This group disbanded in 1969. The band members were: Herb Alpert - Trumpet, vocals Tonni Kalash - Trumpet Bob Edmondson - Trombone John Pisano - Guitar.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Merle Haggard [R.I.P.] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Merle Haggard

Born: April 6, 1937 -  Died: April 6, 2016

As a performer and a songwriter, Merle Haggard was the most important country artist to emerge in the 1960s, and he became one of the leading figures of the Bakersfield country scene. While his music remained hardcore country, he pushed the boundaries of the music quite far. Like his idol, Bob Wills, his music was a melting pot that drew from all forms of traditional American music -- country, jazz, blues, and folk -- and in the process, developed a distinctive style of his own. As a performer, singer, and musician, he was one of the best, influencing countless other artists. Not coincidentally, he was the best singer/songwriter in country music since Hank Williams, writing a body of songs that became classics. Throughout his career, Merle was a champion of the working man, largely due to his rough-and-tumble history.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Rick Springfield [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Rick Springfield

Richard Lewis Springthorpe, known professionally as Rick Springfield, is an Australian-American musician and actor. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his debut single, "Speak to the Sky", which reached the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tommy Emmanuel [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Tommy Emmanuel [Aust] - Discography

Tommy Emmanuel, (born 31 May 1955, Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian guitarist, songwriter, and singer, best known for his complex finger-style technique, energetic performances, and the use of percussive effects on the guitar.
A brilliant and very talented guitarist.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Daddy Cool [Aust] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool is an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne, Victoria in 1970 with the original line-up of Wayne Duncan (bass, vocals), Ross Hannaford (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Ross Wilson (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica) and Gary Young (drums, vocals). Their debut single "Eagle Rock" was released in May 1971 and stayed at number 1 on the Australian singles chart for ten weeks. Their debut July 1971 LP Daddy Who? Daddy Cool also reached number 1 and became the first Australian album to sell more than 100,000 copies. Their name is thought to have come from the 1957 song "Daddy Cool" by US rock group The Rays. Daddy Cool included their version on Daddy Who? Daddy Cool.

ZOOT [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

ZOOT [Aust]  

Zoot were a pop-rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1965. Known originally as "Down the Line", by 1967 they had changed their name to Zoot and in 1968 had relocated to Melbourne. They had a 1970 top five hit on Australia's Go-Set national singles chart covering "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles' released in 1970;

John Paul Young [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

John Paul Young

John Paul Young, is an Australian pop singer, known primarily for his worldwide hit Love Is In The Air. John was born on June 21, 1950, in Glasgow, Scotland, his family relocated to Sydney when he was aged 11.  He is very talented.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Delta Goodrem [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress known for her breakout debut album, Innocent Eyes, which spent a record-breaking 29 consecutive weeks atop the ARIA pop chart in 2003. At the time of its release, the 18-year-old Sydney native was playing the fictional role of an aspiring singer on the popular soap opera Neighbors, which coincidentally helped launch her own music career. Delta's ascent to stardom became even more compelling when she received a cancer diagnosis that same year. Following a massive outpouring of support from fans and a successful battle against the disease, she went on to notch two more platinum-selling chart-toppers of thoughtful piano-led pop before the decade was through. Returning to the small screen, Delta enjoyed a run as a judge on the Australian edition of The Voice before hitting number one once more with 2016's Wings of the Wild. Released five years later, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams again put Delta back on top.
Born in Sydney on November 9, 1984, Delta entered the entertainment business early, working as a child actor in commercials and learning piano at the age of seven. On the strength of some early demos, she signed an artist development deal with Sony at 15 and recorded an as-yet unreleased album's worth of songs in the mainstream teen pop style of the day. When her 2001 debut single, "I Don't Care," failed to become a hit, Delta backed off for a couple of years and shifted to acting while reevaluating her musical direction.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Daniel O'Donnell - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

Daniel O'Donnell - Discography

The spiritual descendent of clean-cut, wholesome pop icons like Pat Boone and Andy Williams, Daniel O'Donnell enjoys a massive fan base in Ireland, Britain, and beyond. He focuses on broad-reaching vocal and country material and in 2019 became the first artist to have at least one different charting album annually in the U.K. for 32 consecutive years.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Russell Morris [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Russell Morris  - Discography

Russell Morris (born 31 July 1948, Australia) is an Australian singer-songwriter. Russell was Inducted into the Aria Hall of fame in 2008. He is a wonderful musician and a nice bloke also.
Russell Morris is one of Australia's most enduring singers. A major pop star in the late '60s, he went on to become one of the country's first singer/songwriters.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

George Jones [R.I.P.] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 George Jones - Discography

Born: September 12, 1931 -  Died: April 26, 2013
By most accounts, George Jones was the finest vocalist in the recorded history of country music. Initially, he was a hardcore honky tonker in the tradition of Hank Williams, but over the course of his career he developed an affecting, nuanced ballad style. In the course of his career, he never left the top of the country charts, even as he suffered innumerable personal and professional difficulties. Only Eddy Arnold had more Top Ten hits, and Jones always stayed closer to the roots of hardcore country.

Monday, November 21, 2022

David Bowie [R.I.P.] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 David Bowie  - Discography

Born: January 8, 1947 in London, England
Died: January 10, 2016 in  New York City, NY
One of the greatest stars of the rock & roll era, David Bowie evaded easy categorization throughout his career, operating as the artiest rocker within the mainstream and the most accessible musician on the fringe. Bowie may have trafficked in ideas cultivated in the underground, but he was never quite an outsider as far as rock & roll was concerned. From the outset of his career in the 1960s, he attempted to break into the Top 40, playing British blues, mod rock & roll, and ornate pop before finally hitting paydirt as a hippie singer/songwriter. "Space Oddity" gave Bowie his breakthrough in the U.K., reaching the Top Ten in the summer of 1969 -- the summer of Apollo 11 -- and it belatedly performed a similar feat in America, giving him his first Top 20 hit early in 1973. By that point, Bowie had traded his folkie persona for the glam-rock alien Ziggy Stardust, one of the many shifts of sound and image that came to define his career. Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars were a sensation in Britain and a cult phenomenon in the U.S., the foundation of a decade that would see Bowie attempting blue-eyed soul, avant-pop, and experimental electronic rock recorded with Brian Eno. He had hits during this period -- the sleek disco-rock of "Fame" gave him his first American number one in 1975 -- but he didn't become a superstar until Let's Dance, a stylish dance-rock album recorded with Nile Rodgers and designed with MTV in mind. Stardom achieved, Bowie entered a period of uncertainty, righting himself in the 1990s by reconnecting with his hard rock and art roots. As the 21st century arrived, he had settled into a comfortable schedule of touring and recording, a routine that ended in 2003 as he retreated from public view. After a decade of silence, he re-emerged in 2013, beginning a final act that culminated with Blackstar, an album released on his January 8 birthday in 2016. He designed Blackstar as a farewell to an audience who didn't realize he was dying of liver cancer. Two days after its release, David died, leaving Blackstar as his final grand theatrical gesture.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Billie Holiday [R.I.P.] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Billie Holiday  -  Discography

Born: April 7, 1915 - Died: July 17, 1959

The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop, ripping the decades-long tradition of song plugging in two by refusing to compromise her artistry for either the song or the band. She made clear her debts to Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong (in her autobiography she admitted, "I always wanted Bessie's big sound and Pops' feeling"), but in truth her style was virtually her own, quite a shock in an age of interchangeable crooners and band singers.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Mary Wells [R.I.P.] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Mary Wells Discography

Born: May 13, 1943  -  Died: July 26, 1992

Time and legions of other soul superstars have obscured the fact that for a brief moment, Mary Wells was Motown's biggest star. She came to the attention of Berry Gordy as a 17-year-old, hawking a song she'd written for Jackie Wilson; that song, "Bye Bye Baby," became her first Motown hit in 1961. The full-throated approach of that single was quickly toned down in favor of a pop-soul sound. Few other soul singers managed to be as shy and sexy at the same time as Wells (Barbara Lewis is the only other that springs to mind), and the soft-voiced singer found a perfect match with the emerging Motown production team, especially Smokey Robinson. Robinson wrote and produced her biggest Motown hits; "Two Lovers," "You Beat Me to the Punch," and "The One Who Really Loves You" all made the Top Ten in the early '60s, and "My Guy" hit the number one spot in mid-1964, at the very height of Beatlemania.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Ronnie Milsap - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 Ronnie Milsap - Discography

No country singer had as smooth a touch as Ronnie Milsap.

Ronnie Milsap was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina on January 16, 1943. Due to congenital glaucoma, he was born nearly blind. His mother took this as a sign that God was punishing her for sins, so she left her son behind to be raised by his grandparents. When he was five, Milsap was sent to Raleigh's Governor Morehead School for the Blind, and that is where he discovered a deep love of music, cultivated by close listening to radio broadcasts. Encouraged by his teachers, Milsap began studying classical music, and while he learned several instruments, he gravitated toward piano. Already a fan of country and R&B, he became obsessed with rock & roll once it hit in 1965. Soon, he was playing in a teenage rock & roll outfit called the Apparitions, which kept him busy until he headed to Georgia's Young Harris College on a full scholarship.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Merv Benton [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

Merv Benton 

Merv Benton was born on 12 August 1942, in Melbourne.  Merv attended Preston High School and left to work as a trainee bank clerk. He took weekly singing lessons from Melbourne-based vocal teacher, Jack White.
Merv started his singing career in October 1960 after a friend, Graeme Howie, entered him into a local talent quest. Upon winning with his rendition of "Don't Leave Me This Way" he met artist manager and promoter, Brian de Courcy. 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

LINDA GEORGE [Aust] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]


Soulful and versatile singer Linda George, one of the most successful and respected Australian female vocalists of the 1970s, is best known for her 1974 hit "Mama's Little Girl" and after her period of pop success in the 1970s she went on to be an in-demand session singer and teacher. 

Linda was born in the UK and emigrated with her family to Australia as a young teenager in the 1960s settling in Adelaide. By 1969 Linda had joined her first band Nova Express, a jazz-rock ensemble augmented by a horn section, similar to the influential US groups Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears, with the notable difference of having a female singer up front. Finding it hard to financially sustain a large ensemble Nova Express soon moved to Melbourne, Victoria, then the live music capital of Australia.