Posts Tagged ‘non-album tracks’

Ras Kass – Non-Album Tracks (1994-1996) (Re-Upped)

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Editor’s Note: Back by popular demand

Ras Kass is easily one of my favorite MCs of all time, but I’m mostly just a fan of his mid-90s discography. Fortunately, he recorded quite a few tracks in between the years of 1994 and 1996, and he also blessed several radio shows with ill pre-written freestyles. Three volumes worth of non-album tracks is no small feat – that’s more than Organized Konfusion had in between the years of 1989 and 1998.

I have also included a “Soul On Ice” instrumental companion as a bonus. Enjoy, and hit us up in the comments section if you have anything that isn’t included here. There’s an alternate version of “Won’t Catch Me Runnin” that I was hoping would surface before the completion of this post, but nobody seems to have it.

Ras Kass – Non-Album Tracks Volume 1
1. Live From C-Arson
2. Remain Anonymous
3. Etc (Extended Version)
4. Won’t Catch Me Runnin’
5. Riiiot! w/ Chino XL
6. Come Widdit w/ Saafir & Ahmad
7. Plastic Surgery w/ Xzibit & Saafir
8. Arch Angels w/ Xzibit
9. E=MC5 w/ Western Hemisfear
10. Jack Frost
11. Soul On Ice (Remix)
12. Anything Goes (Remix)
13. Won’t Catch Me Runnin’ (Remix)
14. On Earth As It Is… (Vaporized Blend)
15. Come Widdit w/ Saafir & Ahmad (Fredwreck Remix)
16. Soul On Ice (Explicit Remix)
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Hiero Producer Series: Domino (Re-Upped)

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting production compilations for all of the Hiero producers. There will be 24 volumes in all, or 2 GB worth of music, so get your external HDs ready.

First up, we got 4 volumes from one of the most underrated producers in the history of hip hop: Domino. Casual’s “Fear Itself” LP from ’94 is generally regarded as a classic, and Domino’s funk-based arsenal is one of the album’s key ingredients. He also hooked up some of the dopest beats on Del’s ’93 masterpiece “No Need For Alarm”, and he was the foremost producer on Hiero’s underrated ’98 LP “3rd Eye Vision”. Aside from his stellar contributions on the aforementioned albums, he also produced quite a few bangers of the non-album variety.

The production discography speaks for itself; Domino deserves a shitload of credit for helping to define the Hieroglyphics sound.

Domino – Production Files Volume 1
1. Pep Love & Jay-Biz – Sailing
2. Pep Love, Jay-Biz & Del – Anasthesia
3. Pep Love & Jay-Biz – The Blues
4. Casual – Fear No Evil (Demo)
5. Casual, Opio & Tajai – Rippers (Demo)
6. Souls Of Mischief – Our Secret (Demo)
7. Del – No Need For Alarm
8. Del, Casual, Snupe & A-Plus – No More Worries
9. Del – Don’t Forget
10. Souls Of Mischief – Let ‘Em Know
11. Souls Of Mischief – Live And Let Live
12. Souls Of Mischief – Disseshowedo
13. Souls Of Mischief – What A Way To Go Out
14. Souls Of Mischief – Make Your Mind Up (Remix)
15. Souls Of Mischief – Cab Fare (Remix)
16. Souls Of Mischief – 93 Outro
Re-upped 04/01/13

Domino – Production Files Volume 2
1. Casual – Intro
2. Casual – Me-O-Mi-O
3. Casual & Saafir – That Bullshit
4. Casual – Follow The Funk
5. Casual, Del & Pep Love – Who’s It On
6. Casual – We Got It Like That
7. Casual – Lose In The End
8. Casual – Thoughts Of The Thoughtful
9. Casual – Be Thousand
10. Casual – Me-O-Mi-O (Domino Remix)
11. Casual – Follow The Funk (Demo)
12. Casual – Lose In The End (Demo)
13. Casual – Thoughts Of The Thoughtful (Demo)
14. Casual, Opio & Pep Love – Who’s It On (Demo)
15. Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar
16. Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar (Domino Remix)
17. Extra Prolific – Is It Right
Re-upped 04/01/13

Domino – Production Files Volume 3
1. Hieroglyphics – Intro
2. Pep Love & Opio – All Things
3. Del – At The Helm
4. Tajai – Interlude
5. Hieroglyphics – Off The Record
6. A-Plus – Interlude
7. Pep Love – After Dark
8. Del & Pep Love – No Nuts
9. Del – Interlude
10. Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew (Remix)
11. Del – Press Rewind
12. Del – Phoney Phranchise (Remix)
13. Pep Love – Act Phenom
14. Pep Love – Different
15. Pep Love – Sabotage
16. Pep Love – Relief
17. Souls Of Mischief – Interrogation
Re-upped 04/01/13

Domino – Production Files Volume 4
1. Del – No More Worries (Instrumental)
2. Del – No Need For Alarm (Instrumental)
3. Del – Don’t Forget (Instrumental)
4. Souls Of Mischief – Let ‘Em Know (Instrumental)
5. Souls Of Mischief – Live And Let Live (Instrumental)
6. Souls Of Mischief – Disseshowedo (Instrumental)
7. Souls Of Mischief – What A Way To Go Out (Instrumental)
8. Souls Of Mischief – 93 Outro (Instrumental)
9. Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar (Instrumental)
10. Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar Remix (Instrumental)
11. Del – At The Helm (Instrumental)
12. Pep Love – After Dark (Instrumental)
13. Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew Remix (Instrumental)
14. Del – Press Rewind (Instrumental)
15. Del – Phoney Phranchise Remix (Instrumental)
Re-upped 04/01/13

Preview:

Del, Casual, Snupe & A-Plus – No More Worries

Del – No Need For Alarm

Souls Of Mischief – Make Your Mind Up (Remix)

Souls Of Mischief – Cab Fare (Remix)

Casual – Me-O-Mi-O

Casual – Follow The Funk

Casual, Del & Pep Love – Who’s It On

Casual – Lose In The End

Casual – Thoughts Of The Thoughtful

Casual – Me-O-Mi-O (Domino Remix)

Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar (Domino Remix)

Pep Love & Opio – All Things

Pep Love – After Dark

Del – Press Rewind

Pep Love – Act Phenom

–Roy Johnson

Hiero Producer Series: A-Plus (Re-Upped)

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Installment #2 of the Hiero Producer Series: A-Plus

Domino is generally regarded as the production king of the Hieroglyphics crew (and rightfully so), but A-Plus has always been my personal favorite. Throughout the 90s, he utilized legendary soul-jazz samples from the likes of Bob James, Grover Washington, Billy Cobham, The Crusaders, Ahmad Jamal, Freddie Hubbard, etc. The man has terrific taste in music, and that is reflected in his production discography. I guess that I’m just a huge fan of soul-jazz, though, so that would explain my preference for A-Plus production over the funk-based arsenal of Domino.

Again, make room on your external HDs, as the Hiero Producer Series will ultimately comprise 2 GB worth of music. Here are four volumes worth of A-Plus production files:

A-Plus – Production Files Volume 1
1. Souls Of Mischief – Theme From The Vandals
2. Pep Love & Jay-Biz – Every Day Of The Week
3. Pep Love & Jay-Biz – Reckless
4. Extra Prolific & Tajai – Let It Ride
5. Souls Of Mischief – Tow Away Zone
6. Souls Of Mischief – Batting Practice (Original)
7. Souls Of Mischief – Step To My Girl
8. Souls Of Mischief – Cab Fare
9. Del – Catch A Bad One (Remix)
10. Del – Thank Youse
11. Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity
12. Souls Of Mischief – Never No More
13. Souls Of Mischief – Anything Can Happen
14. Souls Of Mischief – Good Feeling
15. Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity (Remix)
Re-upped 03/31/13

A-Plus – Production Files Volume 2
1. Souls Of Mischief – Get The Girl, Grab The Money & Run
2. Extra Prolific – Cash Money
3. Extra Prolific – One Motion
4. Extra Prolific – Now What
5. Extra Prolific – In 20 Minutes
6. Microphone Pager – Rapperz Are In Danger
7. Souls Of Mischief – Secret Service
8. Souls Of Mischief – Do You Want It
9. Souls Of Mischief – Come Anew
10. Souls Of Mischief – Ya Don’t Stop
11. Souls Of Mischief & Pep Love – Yeah It Was You
12. Souls Of Mischief & Snupe – Times Ain’t Fair
13. Del – Faulty
14. Del – X-Files
15. Del – Corner Story
16. Del – Del’s Nightmare
17. Del – Games Begin
18. Extra Prolific – Skimask & A Mic
Re-upped 03/31/13

A-Plus – Production Files Volume 3
1. Souls Of Mischief – A To The P
2. Souls Of Mischief – We Intersect
3. Souls Of Mischief – Step Off
4. Souls Of Mischief – Make Way
5. Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew
6. A-Plus, Tajai & Phesto – Mics Of The Roundtable
7. Hieroglyphics – The Who (Remix)
8. Pep Love & Casual – Last One (Remix)
9. Del & A-Plus – Battle Of The Shadow
10. Del – Stay On Your Toes
11. Pep Love – Living Is Beautiful
12. Pep Love – The Grind
13. Pep Love – U.S.
14. Pep Love – What You Are
15. Pep Love – Pacific Heights
16. Pep Love – Karma
17. Pep Love – Crooked Angles
Re-upped 03/31/13

A-Plus – Production Files Volume 4
1. Pep Love – Black People
2. Pep Love – The Substance
3. Pep Love – The Get Down
4. Souls Of Mischief – Acupuncture
5. Souls Of Mischief – Save The Babies (Conflict)
6. Souls Of Mischief – Bad Business
7. Souls Of Mischief – Superdoder
8. Del – Thank Youse (Instrumental)
9. Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity (Instrumental)
10. Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity (Remix Instrumental)
11. Souls Of Mischief – Never No More (Instrumental)
12. Souls Of Mischief – Anything Can Happen (Instrumental)
13. Souls Of Mischief – Step Off (Instrumental)
14. Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew (Instrumental)
15. Pep Love – Crooked Angles (Instrumental)
16. Souls Of Mischief – Bad Business (Instrumental)
Re-upped 03/31/13

Preview:

Souls Of Mischief – Theme From The Vandals

Pep Love & Jay-Biz – Every Day Of The Week

Souls Of Mischief – Batting Practice (Original)

Souls Of Mischief – Step To My Girl

Souls Of Mischief – Cab Fare

Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity

Souls Of Mischief – Never No More

Souls Of Mischief – Good Feeling

Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity (Remix)

Souls Of Mischief – Get The Girl, Grab The Money & Run

Souls Of Mischief – A To The P

Souls Of Mischief – We Intersect

Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew

Hieroglyphics – The Who (Remix)

Del & A-Plus – Battle Of The Shadow

–Roy Johnson

Hiero Producer Series: Casual (Re-Upped)

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

We’ll be reupping a few of our pieces in the next few days. We start with this classic we did 4 years ago.

Installment #5 of the Hiero Producer Series: Casual

Who doesn’t have talent behind the boards in the Hieroglyphics crew? I haven’t even gotten to Jay-Biz or Toure as of yet, and we’re already on installment #5.

The man behind the beat for “Catch A Bad One” is…..Casual??? When I first found out that he produced the lead single off of the “No Need For Alarm” LP, it absolutely blew my mind. If you think about it, “Catch A Bad One” is probably Del’s most well-known track outside of “Mistadobalina”, and the production is most definitely a major reason as to why that track is so popular amongst hip hop fans. The truly remarkable thing is that Cas was born in ’77 or thereabouts, so he was only in his mid-teens when he produced all of the tracks that you’ll find on volume 1, including the aforementioned “Catch A Bad One”, which was released in ’93.

Aside from his contributions on the officially-released Hiero albums, he also produced quite a few bangers of the non-album variety. The remix for “That’s How It Is” is fucking incredible, and it’s easily my favorite Casual beat. I’m also a big fan of his work on the “Wrongplace” remix, as well as the demos for “Gotta Lotta”, “Can U Feel It”, “Hydra”, etc.

Casual – Production Files Volume 1
1. Pep Love, Casual & Jay-Biz – It Gets No Better
2. Pep Love & Jay-Biz – The Orgy
3. Casual – Gotta Lotta
4. Casual – Can U Feel It
5. Casual – Where They At
6. Souls Of Mischief – Break A Leg
7. Del – Catch A Bad One
8. Del – Worldwide
9. Del -Wrongplace (Remix)
10. Souls Of Mischief – Batting Practice
11. Souls Of Mischief – Tell Me Who Profits
12. Casual – You Flunked
13. Casual – Get Off It
14. Casual – I Didn’t Mean To
15. Casual & Del – A Little Something
16. Casual – Chained Minds
17. Casual – That’s How It Is (Remix)
18. Casual – I Didn’t Mean To (Remix)
19. Extra Prolific – The Fat Outro
Re-upped 03/31/13

Casual – Production Files Volume 2
1. Souls Of Mischief – Chaos And Turmoil
2. Souls Of Mischief – Where The Fuck You At
3. Casual – Hundreds Of Rhymes
4. Casual – We Made You Guys
5. Casual – Years Ago
6. Casual – Gas Ignited
7. Casual – The Best At It
8. Casual – It Don’t Matter
9. Casual, Pep Love & Opio – Basement Freestyle
10. Casual – This Is For My Niggas
11. Casual – Dumb Shit
12. Casual – 900 RPM
13. Casual, Tajai & Opio – I Feel Like Bustin’
14. Casual – Freestyle
15. Casual – The Ending
16. Souls Of Mischief & Casual – Big Shit
17. Casual & Pep Love – The Last One
18. Casual & Opio – Dune Methane
19. Hieroglyphics – Heat
20. Hieroglyphics – Hydra
21. Hieroglyphics – Bubble Up
22. Casual – The Scandle
Re-upped 03/31/13

Casual – Production Files Volume 3
1. Del & Casual – Jaw Gymnastics
2. Pep Love – If You Can’t Beat ‘Em
3. Pep Love – Fallen
4. Pep Love – The Birds And The Bees
5. Pep Love – Fight Club (Remix)
6. Del – Catch A Bad One (Instrumental)
7. Del -Worldwide (Instrumental)
8. Souls Of Mischief – Batting Practice (Instrumental)
9. Souls Of Mischief – Tell Me Who Profits (Instrumental)
10. Casual – I Didn’t Mean To (Instrumental)
11. Casual – I Didn’t Mean To Remix (Instrumental)
12. Hieroglyphics – The Last One (Instrumental)
13. Hieroglyphics – Heat (Instrumental)
Re-upped 03/31/13

Preview:

Casual – Gotta Lotta

Casual – Can U Feel It

Del – Catch A Bad One

Del – Worldwide

Del -Wrongplace (Remix)

Casual & Del – A Little Something

Casual – That’s How It Is (Remix)

Casual & Opio – Dune Methane

Hieroglyphics – Hydra

Del & Casual – Jaw Gymnastics

–Roy Johnson

De La Soul Is Alive And Well

Monday, June 6th, 2011

At least here on TROY. A few recent posts from around the blogosphere have focused on De La Soul.

Claa7 of The Lost Tapes blog recently put together a compilation called Three The Soulful Way, which he describes as “a collection of no less than 20 songs from the period between 1989 and 1994, carefully sequenced and arranged for the perfect De La experience.” Sounds good to us. Click on the album cover to download, and be sure to leave some feedback for Claa7 back at his blog.

Over at Scratch Reaction, Roy Johnson recently uploaded a live performance from De La Soul’s first tour in 1989. “Here’s a soundboard from De La Soul’s “Three Feet High & Rising” tour,” he writes, indicating to the real fans that this recording does the group’s legendary live show justice. You can peep audio snippets, download the whole set, and leave Roy some feedback here.

How crazy is it that Three Feet High and Rising was released 20 years ago? Tell those darned kids to get off the potholes in your lawn already.

Sir Mix-A-Lot “The J.R. Ewing Of Seattle” (Non-Album Tracks)

Thursday, July 29th, 2010


“I’m the man they love to hate, the J.R. Ewing of Seattle.”

Sir Mix-A-Lot


Fact #1: the first hip hop tape I ever bought was Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Swass” and I still listen to it every couple of months. I recently saw one of those VH1 shows where they talk about the 100 greatest tracks of the 90’s. There was a clip of Sir Mix-A-Lot and Fact #2: he sure as hell isn’t sorry that he ever made “Baby Got Back” as it has made him a VERY rich man.

While most people only know him from his chart topping hit, he had a nice career going long before that way up in Seattle. Most people will say that Sir Mix-A-Lot is an acquired taste, but there is no certainly denying his sharp delivery and his deep catalog.

Shouts to cicarista and dochiphop from the forum for pulling this comp together. Bit rates and quality of the tracks are all over the place, but it is what it is… and it’s fucking sweet. I did my best to order it chronologically, and if you have anything else to add, please leave a comment.



01 – 1985 – I Just Love My Beat
02 – 1985 – Let’s G (Watch Out)
03 – 1985 – Mix-A-Lot’s Theme
04 – 1986 – I’m A Trip (Total Trip Mix)
05 – 1986 – I’m A Trip (Radio Edit)
06 – 1986 – Trippin In The Studio
07 – 1986 – I Want A Freak
08 – 1986 – My Studio
09 – 1986 – Square Dance Rap (Rodeo Drive Mix)
10 – 1986 – Square Dance Rap (Power Mix)
11 – 1987 – I Want A Freak (Monster Beat Remix)
12 – 1987 – Electro Scratch
13 – 1988 – Posse’ On Broadway (The Godzilla Remix)
14 – 1989 – Iron Man (Urban Street Mix)
15 – 1989 – Iron Man (True Metal Meltdown Mix)
16 – 1988 – Rippin’ (Rippd’ Up Remix)
17 – 1989 – Beepers (In Touch Remix)
18 – 1989 – Players
19 – 1990 – I Got Game (Remix)
20 – 1990 – Flow Show
21 – 1990 – My Hooptie (Still Runnin’ Remix)
22 – 1990 – Society’s Creation
23 – 1991 – One Time’s Got No Case (Bass Mix)
24 – 1992 – Cake Boy
25 – 1992 – You Can’t Slip
26 – 1992 – Baby Got Back (Tekno-Metal Edit)
27 – 1992 – Baby Got Back (Hard B.W.B. Hip Hop Mix)
28 – 1992 – Baby Got Back (Hurricane Mix)
29 – 1992 – Swap Meet Louie (Straight Up Ghetto Mix)
30 – 1993 – Suburbian Nightmare
31 – 1994 – Ride (Remix)
32 – 1994 – Ride (Strange House Mix)
33 – 1995 – Jump On It (Mix 2)
34 – 1995 – Jump On It (Vission & Lorimer Hard Remix)
35 – 1995 – Sleepin’ Wit My Fonk (Lord Sadat Remix)
36 – 1995 – I Come Buffalo
37 – 1996 – Bounce (Short Radio Version)
38 – 1998 – Batter Up (Remix)
39 – 2009 – Why Do Rappers Lie?
40 – 2009 – Posse’ On Broadway (Thunder Mix)
41 – 2009 – Posin Like A Playa feat. Outtasite
42 – 2009 – Baby Got Back (Rock Mix)
43 – 2009 – Pimp Wit It


enjoy,
–dirt_dog

Chubb Rock – Non Album Tracks

Thursday, July 1st, 2010


Another banging compilation put together by a T.R.O.Y. poster. Not much else to say really, I mean, who doesn’t love hearing from Chubb Rock?
Thanks to Debonair P for putting this all together and thanks to Big Boss Luciano and dirt_dog(and the hashmoder website for track 41) for filling in the blanks. And dirt_dog for the cover art. If there’s anything else missing, that is worth mentioning, please do leave a comment.
01) The Empire Will Strike Back (Hostility Version)
02) Just the Two of Us (Trakmasterz Remix)
03) Gear (with Roxanne)
04) Stop That Train (Jazz Mix)
05) The Big Man (Supermix)
06) The Chubbster (Remix)
07) Come
08) Keep Control (with Tragedy, King Tee, Grand Puba & Def Jef)
09) Kick Em in the Grill (with Third Bass)
10) I’m Too Much (Remix)
11) All Of That (With The A.T.E.E.M.)
12) Just the Two of Us (Cool Out Remix)
13) Lost In the Storm (Marley Marl Remix)
14) The Chubbster (House Mix)
15) Sister Morphine (With The A.T.E.E.M.)
16) The Big Man (Smooth Mix)
17) Let Me Hear You Say Hoe! (with Red Hot Lover Tone)
18) Back to the Grill Remix (With MC Serch)
19) Lost In the Storm (Trakmasterz Remix)
20) Treat Me Right (Corsa Ave Mix) (with G Man)
21) What Goes Up (Remix) (with Mack Da Maniak & King Just)
22) No Rubber, No Backstage Pass (with Biz Markie)
23) Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers (with OC & Jeru)
24) Awesome Two Freestyle
25) East Vs West (Original Mix)
26) Treat Me Right (Uptempo Mix) (with G Man)
27) Hot 97 Freestyle
28) Lyricist Lounge Freestyle (with Cella Dwellas & Ran Reed)
29) What A Year
30) Life (Do You Know) (Fanatic Remix)
31) Verse
32) Way Back (We’re Going) (with Just Ice)
33) Dummy Smacks (With Mr Len)
34) Mr Large
35) Rich Get Rich (With Lil Dap & Edo G)
36) Lip Service (with Just Ice)
37) People Places & Things (with Wordworth & MF Doom)
38) Me (with Mr Blu)
39) Bonus Track: Chubb Rocks The Party
40) Bonus Track 2: I Dream You
41) Bonus Track 3: Ya Bad Chubbs (Cribs Mix By Howie Tee)


–verge

Gravediggaz “Rare & Remixed Volume 3” (Non-Album Tracks)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

And finally, here is “Rare & Remixed Volume 3.” This last volume is made up of tracks that I found after 2000 and up to the present. Most are random, unofficial remixes or mash-ups. Some good, some decent and a couple whatevers. But the first two tracks are from the advance copy of Prince Paul’s “Hip-Hop Gold Dust.” When the retail came out, “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” was mysteriously missing. And yes, about 30 seconds in to “Constant Elevation” there is some kind of hiss sounds. That’s how it was on the DAT and Prince Paul apologized for it in the liner notes. As an added bonus, I have included the scene rip of the Gravediggaz “Demo Tape” and a very nice 8 track “Halloween Mashup EP” by DJ Cheekyboy. There are also a good assortment of unofficial Gravediggaz remixes on YouTube if you get some free time.


DOWNLOAD VOLUME 3 – PART 1

DOWNLOAD VOLUME 3 – PART 2

enjoy,
–dirt_dog

Gravediggaz “Rare & Remixed Volume 2” (Non-Album Tracks)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

“Rare & Remixed Volume 2” is mostly compiled of tracks from the “The Pick The Sickle & The Shovel” era (1997-ish & post Prince Paul). To me, the highlights on this volume are the “Michael Jackson Skit” which is a supposed leftover from “6 Feet Deep” and the full “Westwood Freestyle” with The Roots and Hurricane that clocks in at just over 24 minutes!


DOWNLOAD VOLUME 2

enjoy,
–dirt_dog

Gravediggaz “Rare & Remixed Volume 1” (Non-Album Tracks)

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

In case you didn’t know, the Gravediggaz were a supergroup formed in 1994 by Prince Paul (The Undertaker), Frukwan (The Gatekeeper), Too Poetic (The Grym Reaper) [R.I.P.] and RZA (The Rzarector). This compilation will be a three-part series. Volumes 1 & 2 were originally assembled back in 1999 for a few friends and other traders (traitors?). They managed to find their way on to eBay and were trimmed down to create other bootlegs that were possibly pressed up or at least widely circulated. The years on those boots are absolutely bogus as some of the material wasn’t even available at that time. Volume 3 is made up of unreleased tracks and remixes/mash-ups that I found between 2000 and 2010. It will also include a couple other treats, so stay tuned.


DOWNLOAD THE REVISED VOLUME 1
(
I went back and removed all questionable characters from the files names: ampersands (&) commas (,) question marks (?) apostrophes (‘). Hopefully this will resolve ANY more problems.)

enjoy,
–dirt_dog