The Crusaders ‎- Images (1978)

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The Crusaders ‎- Images (1978)

The Crusaders ‎- Images (1978)
Vinyl Rip | 32-bit/384 kHz | WavPack(Tracks) > 3.45 Gb | Artwork(jpg) < 1 Mb
or 24-bit/192 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1.39 Gb
or 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 432 Mb
ABC Blue Thumb, BA-6030 | Funk, Smooth Jazz

By 1978, the Crusaders sans the "Jazz" prefix were past their popular prime, and seemed to be recycling the same ideas that made them more famous when they started playing funkier music. While a limited urban crowd still gravitated toward what was becoming instrumental disco music, the ideas of the group had waned to the point where even commercial radio stations were less interested in this album as a whole. Images offers very little in terms of new or hit music, though Joe Sample attempted to compose songs that built on their prior success, especially like the successful album Free as the Wind from two years prior…

Aretha Franklin - Oh Me Oh My Aretha Live In Philly, 1972 (2021) [Vinyl Rip, 24/192]

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Aretha Franklin - Oh Me Oh My Aretha Live In Philly, 1972 (2021) [Vinyl Rip, 24/192]

Aretha Franklin - Oh Me Oh My Aretha Live In Philly, 1972 (2021) [Vinyl Rip, 24/192]
Vinyl Rip, FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 56:35 minutes | 2,17 GB
Funk, Soul | Label: Atlantic, Rhino Records, Official Digital Download

Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly, 1972 is a shining example of the Queen of Soul at her best. The nearly hour-long performance – recorded live at the National Association Of Television & Radio Announcers Convention in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1972 – features the first live performances of many of Aretha’s landmark hits.

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Expansions (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Expansions (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Expansions (2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 36:26 minutes | 412 MB
Funk | Label: Big Crown Records, Official Digital Download

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan outfit hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe.

Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (1970/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (1970/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (1970/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:20 minutes | 1,45 GB
Funk, R&B, Soul | Label: Epic - Legacy, Official Digital Download

Released in 1970 during the stopgap between Stand! and There's a Riot Goin' On, Greatest Hits inadvertently arrived at precisely the right moment, summarizing Sly & the Family Stone's joyous hit-making run on the pop and R&B charts.

Thiago Nassif - Mente (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Thiago Nassif - Mente (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thiago Nassif - Mente (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 38:36 minutes | 829 MB
Funk, Experimental, Art Rock, Latin | Label: Gearbox Records, Official Digital Download

“His record packs the kind of acerbic, off-kilter Tom Zé-Elza Soares buzz that delivers samba and its children from suave” – Robert Christgau, Noisey

Betty Harris - The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul (1967/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Betty Harris - The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul (1967/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Betty Harris - The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul (1967/2019) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 44:46 minutes | 271 MB
Soul, Funk | Label: Soul Jazz Records, Official Digital Download

"Stunning collection of deep soul and heavyweight funk from BETTY HARRIS. 17 songs written and produced by ALLEN TOUSSAINT and featuring THE METERS, all originally recorded in New Orleans between 1964-69."

Thembi - Thembi (1977/2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Thembi - Thembi (1977/2021) [Official Digital Download]

Thembi - Thembi (1977/2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 35:50 minutes | 399 MB
Funk, World | Label: Biram, Official Digital Download

South African singer Thembi Zikhali here backed by Nico Gomez and his crew from Lord Funk / SSO / Doug Lucas / Marc Moulin : Ralph Benatar, Bruno Castellucci, Daniel Vangarde, Jean Kluger, Vicky Edimo… Includes “Johannesburg Love Trip”, afro disco.

Lo Greco Bros - Soulful Real (feat. Mariva Cory) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Lo Greco Bros - Soulful Real (feat. Mariva Cory) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Lo Greco Bros - Soulful Real (feat. Mariva Cory) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 1:15:35 | 500 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

SoulfulReal is the debut project of MarivaCory, a talented young artist who expresses herself in a very spontaneous way interpreting a series of masterpieces of Soul and R'n'B music. With an emotional and passionate approach, guaranteed by the LO GRECO BROS who take care of the artistic and musical production.

Ike & Tina Turner - The Bolic Sound Sessions (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Ike & Tina Turner - The Bolic Sound Sessions (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Ike & Tina Turner - The Bolic Sound Sessions (2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 02:07:43 minutes | 1,31 GB
Soul, Funk | Label: Sunset Blvd Records, Official Digital Download

Following the success of Ike & Tina Turner, Turner had the finances to create his own recording studio which he called Bolic Sound. The name Bolic derived from the maiden name of his then wife Tina Turner (née Bullock).

Uptight - Soul Kitchen (Deluxe Remastered Edition) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Uptight - Soul Kitchen (Deluxe Remastered Edition) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Uptight - Soul Kitchen (Deluxe Remastered Edition) (2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 70:40 minutes | 843 MB
Funk | Label: AURASKY MUSIC, Official Digital Download

Uptight is a Parisian band addicted to the scene whose sound navigates between Soul and Heavy-Funk. Honed over the concerts (the New Morning, the Point Ephémère, Enghien Jazz festival…) Uptight's show propels you into a new dimension with liberating energy.

The Fantastics! - Take a Shot (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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The Fantastics! - Take a Shot (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

The Fantastics! - Take a Shot (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 45:48 minutes | 564 MB
R'nB, Funk | Label: BBE Music, Official Digital Download

The Fantastics! "Take A Shot" featuring Sulene Fleming, the band’s long awaited third studio album, nine years in the making.

Khaira Arby - Khaira Arby in New York (Live in 2010) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Khaira Arby - Khaira Arby in New York (Live in 2010) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Khaira Arby - Khaira Arby in New York (Live in 2010) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 69:08 minutes | 787 MB
World, Funk, Blues, Female Vocal | Label: Clermont Music, Official Digital Download

Clermont Music announces the release of Live In New York 2010 from Khaira Arby. Recorded in August 2010 at Bard College in New York, Khaira electrified the audience giving one of her greatest performances. Her energy and spirit captured in this recently discovered album illustrate Khaira at the height of her powers. Sadly, she passed away in the summer of 2018 leaving this album as one of her only full concert recordings.

Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Open & Close (RSD 2021 50th Anniversary Reissue Vinyl) (1971/2021) [24bit/192kHz]

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Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Open & Close (RSD 2021 50th Anniversary Reissue Vinyl) (1971/2021) [24bit/192kHz]

Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Open & Close (RSD 2021 50th Anniversary Reissue Vinyl) (1971/2021)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:21 minutes | 1,4 GB | Artwork - 120 MB
Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Knitting Factory Records

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fela Kuti's classic Open & Close, Knitting Factory Records is pleased to announce the first vinyl pressing since the 1980s. This edition features a return to the original gatefold jacket and will be pressed on red and yellow butterfly effect vinyl. Limited edition of 7000.

VA - Jazz Dispensary The Dank D-Funk Blend, Vol. 2 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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VA - Jazz Dispensary The Dank D-Funk Blend, Vol. 2 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

VA - Jazz Dispensary The Dank D-Funk Blend, Vol. 2 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 35:39 minutes | 1,41 GB
Jazz, Funk | Label: Craft Recordings, Official Digital Download

The newest installment in the ongoing Jazz Dispensary compilation series features a mind-expanding collection of rare and funky tracks from the ’60s and ’70s, culled from the Prestige Records catalog by guest curator Doyle Davis, co-owner of Grimey’s Records in Nashville, TN. Volume 2 of The Dank D-Funk Blend offers the highest-quality experience for the funk fan, with hard-driving grooves!

Travis Biggs - Solar Funk (1979/2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Travis Biggs - Solar Funk (1979/2021) [Official Digital Download]

Travis Biggs - Solar Funk (1979/2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 34:52 minutes | 408 MB
Jazz, Funk | Label: Crimson, Official Digital Download

Travis Biggs is a keyboardist and violinist – and he’s best known for his one album Solar Funk on the Source label – but this is an earlier release that predates that one, issued on a small Detroit label, and with a rawer sound overall!