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VA - The Best 80s Groove Album - In The World... Ever! (3CD, 2019)

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VA - The Best 80s Groove Album - In The World... Ever! (3CD, 2019)

VA - The Best 80s Groove Album - In The World… Ever! (3CD, 2019)
FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans) / Mp3 320 kbps | 03:57:15 | 1,7 Gb / 550 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk, Pop, Disco / Label: Sony Music

The popularity of dance music and of clubbing in the 1980s exploded. With its roots in 60s R&B and 70s soul and disco, the new grooves were an eclectic mix of styles: house, jazz-funk, pop, hi-NRG, electro and rare soul classics being re-discovered for the 80s clubber, all of which are represented here. Includes legendary acts continuing to find dance floor success - Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Barry White and Aretha Franklin who all enjoyed huge hits in the 80s.

Hot Chocolate - More Greatest Hits (2000)

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Hot Chocolate - More Greatest Hits (2000)

Hot Chocolate - More Greatest Hits (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 432 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Funk, Soul, Disco, Pop | EMI Gold #7243 5 26349 2 7

They were originally named 'The Hot Chocolate Band' by Mavis Smith, who worked for the Apple Corps press office. This was quickly shortened to Hot Chocolate by Mickie Most. Hot Chocolate started their recording career making a reggae version of John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance", but Brown was told he needed permission. He was contacted by Apple Records, discovered that John Lennon liked his version, and the group was subsequently signed to Apple Records. The link was short-lived as The Beatles were starting to break up, and the Apple connection soon ended. In 1970 Hot Chocolate, with the help of record producer Mickie Most, began releasing tracks that became hits, such as "Love is Life", "Emma", "You Could Have Been a Lady", and "I Believe in Love".

Sister Sledge - The Early Years (2019)

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Sister Sledge - The Early Years (2019)

Sister Sledge - The Early Years (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 421 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 MB | 01:04:44
Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

Best known for their work with Chic in the late '70s, siblings Debbie, Kim, Joni, and Kathy Sledge collectively Sister Sledge reached the height of their popularity during the disco era but had been recording since the early '70s and were still active in the decades to follow. The group was formed in Philadelphia in 1971, when the sisters' ages ranged from 12 to 16, and they recorded their first single, "Time Will Tell," for the Philly-based Money Back label. (For the first few years, the group called itself Sisters Sledge.) In 1972, Sister Sledge signed with Atco and recorded their second single, "Weatherman," which was followed by the Jackson 5-like "Mama Never Told Me" in 1973.

Billy Ocean - Remixes And Rarities [2CD Remastered] (2019)

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Billy Ocean - Remixes And Rarities [2CD Remastered] (2019)

Billy Ocean - Remixes And Rarities [2CD Remastered] (2019)
FLAC (tracks+cue,log) | 2:34:14 | 1 Gb
Genre: Synthpop, Disco, Soul, Ballad / Label:Cherry Pop

Two CD collection focusing on the many special and sought-after versions of tracks from everyone's favorite Anglo-Trinidadian pop superstar, Billy Ocean. This set features 23 special and sought-after alternative versions of some of Billy's best-known tracks, such as 'When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)', 'Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car', 'Love Really Hurts Without You', 'Loverboy' and 'European Queen (No More Love On The Run)', with a number of these versions making their first ever appearance on CD here. All tracks contained within have been lovingly remastered, with audio being sourced from the original master tapes where possible. The package includes a beautiful 16-page booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes by music journalist and pop expert Justin Kantor.

Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)

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Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)

Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Funk, P-Funk, Psychedelic Soul, Disco | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26581-2 | 01:16:38

Can it get any better? If aliens came down needing to know what funk was all about, in all its talented, embrace-anything-and-everything, screw with your head and get your butt down glory, then this is a prime candidate for what to give them. The man, his voice, his bass, the backing of a prime core band including his guitarist brother Catfish, Fred Wesley, and Maceo Parker leading the brass – beautiful, hilarious, and just plain great. This one-disc collection could easily be a two-disc or more if one wanted to include every last highlight from Collins' up-down-all-around career – his work with James Brown alone is beyond the bomb – but when it comes to solo work, this is as perfect a place to start as any. Drawing mostly on the albums done with the active help of George Clinton in the late '70s, Back in the Day is a model for what a good compilation should be. Sound is excellent throughout, while full details on who plays what and where, along with where everything came from in the first place, all appear in exhaustive detail. The liner notes, meanwhile, come from longtime funk road manager (Brown, Prince, plenty of others) Alan Leeds, explaining every step of Collins' wonderful story.

Candi Staton - Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters (2019)

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Candi Staton - Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters (2019)

Candi Staton - Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 821 MB | Tracks: 48 | 145:14 min
Style: Soul, Disco, R&B | Label: Kent

Candi Staton's recording's for Fame Records are some of the most essential moments in Southern Soul's history. For the first time ever all 48 of the tracks she made for Rick Hall's label between 1969 and 1974 are together in one place. 22 have never been on CD before and 12 are previously unreleased.

George McCrae - Diamond Touch (1976) {2013 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0210}

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George McCrae - Diamond Touch (1976) {2013 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0210}

George McCrae - Diamond Touch (1976) {2013 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0210}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 292 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 52 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2013 EMI / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0210
R&B / Soul / Disco / Funk

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1944, George McCrae started his musical career singing in church and later joining the glee club at school. He formed his own singing group called The Jivin’ Jets before joining the navy in 1963 and reformed the group on his return in 1967 with the addition of his wife Gwen before they later decided to work as a duo on Henry Stone’s Alston label before Gwen went solo and George worked on sessions until a chance moment had him record Rock Your Baby, written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band.

VA - Golden Oldies (3CD, 2019)

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VA - Golden Oldies (3CD, 2019)

VA - Golden Oldies (3CD, 2019)
FLAC tracks / Mp3 320 kbps | 2:37:46 | 759 Mb / 366 Mb
Genre: Rock, Pop / Label: Not Now Music

This 3 CD set includes many of favourites of the period covered. The records are from 1944 to 1985 with both original recordings and re-recordings. Favourites include Chain Gang (Sam Cooke); What Do You Want? (Adam Faith) & How D’ Ya Like Your Eggs in the Morning (Dean Martin & Helen O’Connell). The sound quality is very good throughout.

VA - NOW 100 Hits Movies (5CD, 2019)

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VA - NOW 100 Hits Movies (5CD, 2019)

VA - NOW 100 Hits Movies (5CD, 2019)
MP3 320 kbps | 06:09:56 | 884 Mb
Genre: Downtempo, Lo&Fi, Disco, RnB, Pop, Blues, Rock, Jazz / Label: Warner Music

This instalment of the popular NOW 100 Hits series comprises 5 discs of tracks that have featured in motion pictures over the years, including the iconic My Heart Will Go On, The house band at Memphis legendary Stax Records, Booker T & The MGs played on some of the most legendary and unforgettable soul recordings in history.

George McCrae - George McCrae (1975) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0191)

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George McCrae - George McCrae (1975) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0191)

George McCrae - George McCrae (1975) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0191)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 79 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2012 EMI / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0191
R&B / Soul / Disco / Funk

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1944, George McCrae started his musical career singing in church and later joining the glee club at school. He formed his own singing group called The Jivin’ Jets before joining the navy in 1963 and reformed the group on his return in 1967 with the addition of his wife Gwen before they later decided to work as a duo on Henry Stone’s Alston label before Gwen went solo and George worked on sessions until a chance moment had him record Rock Your Baby, written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band.

Shotgun - Good, Bad & Funky (1978)

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Shotgun - Good, Bad & Funky (1978)

Shotgun - Good, Bad & Funky (1978)
FLAC tracks | 38:17 | 220 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco / Label: ABC Records

Shotgun was a band that never lived up to its potential – not creatively, not commercially. The Detroit outfit never enjoyed a major hit, nor did it provide any albums that were truly mind-blowing. But the potential for greatness was definitely there, and with the right guidance and direction, it might have developed into something special. Unfortunately, ABC's A&R department let them settle for competent instead of pushing it to excel.

Rick James - Kickin'(1989/2014)

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Rick James - Kickin'(1989/2014)

Rick James - Kickin'(1989/2014)
FLAC tracks | 00:49:40 | 343 Mb
Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul, Disco / Label: Rhino/Warner

Rick James, was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James began his musical career in his teen years. He was in various bands before entering the U.S. Navy to avoid being drafted in the early 1960s. In 1964, James deserted to Toronto, Canada, where he formed the rock band the Mynah Birds, who eventually signed a recording deal with Motown Records in 1966. James' career with the group halted after military authorities discovered his whereabouts and eventually convicted James on a one-year prison term related to the draft charges.

The Lightning Seeds - Jollification (Remastered) (2019)

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The Lightning Seeds - Jollification (Remastered) (2019)

The Lightning Seeds - Jollification (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC tracks | 40:45 | 277 Mb
Genre: Britpop / Label: Sony Music CG

The brainchild of Ian Broudie, this is the 25th anniversary reissue of the critically acclaimed 10 track album which was originally released on Epic Records in September 1994. Includes the hit singles Lucky You, Change, Marvellous and Perfect. Collaborators included Alison Moyet, Terry Hall and Ian McNabb.

Sister Sledge - Love Somebody Today (1980/1995)

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Sister Sledge - Love Somebody Today (1980/1995)

Sister Sledge - Love Somebody Today (1980/1995)
FLAC tracks | 00:38:59 | 249 Mb
Genre: Disco, Funk, Soul / Label: Rhino Atlantic

Although Sister Sledge had already peaked with their 1979 powerhouse We Are Family LP, they returned in the first half of 1980 with Love Somebody Today. Not quite as successful as its predecessor, but still showcasing the group's remarkable vocal strength, the album foundered primarily because it hit the brick wall laid down by the burgeoning disco backlash, but still managed to peak at number seven on the R&B charts in March.

The Sylvers - Classic Masters (2010)

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The Sylvers - Classic Masters (2010)

The Sylvers - Classic Masters (2010)
FLAC tracks | 00:29:49 | 203 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco / Label:Capitol Catalog

Next to Razor & Tie's 1995 collection Boogie Fever (which went out of print not long after its release), Capitol's 2002 collection Classic Masters is the best overview of the nine-piece disco band's career, containing all of their biggest hits on a snappy 12-track collection. Not everything is as good as "Boogie Fever," and some of these tunes now sound a little silly, but it still all sounds pretty fun, particularly for those that like the hits. They might not find hidden gems here, but they'll likely groove along with the record rather enjoyably.