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Ohio Players - Greatest Hits (1998)

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Ohio Players - Greatest Hits (1998)

Ohio Players - Greatest Hits (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 473 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Spectrum Music | # 554 322-2 | Time: 01:14:20

The Ohio Players were an American funk and R&B band, most popular in the 1970s. They are best known for their #1 hit songs "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster".

VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)

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VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)

VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Funk, Disco, Quiet Storm, Soul | Label: Mercury, Chronicles | # 514 821-2 | 01:07:21

For those looking to find a crash course in "the funk" – a quick introduction to the fusion of R&B, soul, jazz, blues, good old rock & roll, and all-out outrageousness that creates the ultimate good groove – you can't do much better than the Funk Essentials compilations. Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials is the perfect portrait. With its contents drawn from the single-band Funk Essentials compilation albums, this clean, clear set provides incredible diversity while keeping the vibe connected. In other words, Funky Stuff is not only an introduction to the heaviest of hitters, but also a nifty, smooth ride for the already initiated.

Laura Nyro and LaBelle - Gonna Take a Miracle (1971) [Reissue 2002]

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Laura Nyro and LaBelle - Gonna Take a Miracle (1971) [Reissue 2002]

Laura Nyro and LaBelle - Gonna Take a Miracle (1971) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 247 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 67 MB
Genre: Pop Rock, R&B, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 85762)

With the 1971 release Gonna Take a Miracle, pop composer and vocalist Laura Nyro completed her four-album/four-year deal for Columbia. Nyro's passion for R&B can be traced back to some of her earliest compositions, such as "Wedding Bell Blues" and "Stoned Soul Picnic" - both of which were covered by the R&B vocal quintet the Fifth Dimension. More recently, her version of "Up on the Roof" was one of the highlights of Christmas and the Beads of Sweat. So, enthusiasts who had paid any attention at all to the course of Nyro's career would not have been surprised by her direction on this project…

Randy Crawford - Secret Combination (1981) {Warner}

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Randy Crawford - Secret Combination (1981) {Warner}

Randy Crawford - Secret Combination (1981) {Warner}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 242MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul, R&B

Randy Crawford made even more noise on the urban contemporary and R&B front in 1981 with this album, one of her most successful ever from a chart and hit standpoint. The title track and the album cut "Rio De Janeiro Blue" were well-received. She continued smartly blending jazzy pop, slick ballads, and earnest, anguished numbers like her cover of "Rainy Night In Georgia."

Zapp - Zapp I/Zapp II/Zapp III (2CD) (2016) {Robinsongs}

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Zapp - Zapp I/Zapp II/Zapp III (2CD) (2016) {Robinsongs}

Zapp - Zapp I/Zapp II/Zapp III (2CD) (2016) {Robinsongs}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 907 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 335 mb
Genre: soul, R&B, jazz

Zapp I/Zapp II/Zapp III is a 2016 compilation uniting the first three albums by Roger Troutman's group, Zapp. The first album (simply called Zapp) features the original album plus bonus tracks from Zapp II. The rest are the original albums as is. This was released by Robinsongs.

Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World (1973) Japanese Remastered 2014 [Re-Up]

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Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World (1973) Japanese Remastered 2014 [Re-Up]

Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World (1973) Japanese Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Funky Soul | Label: Curtom/WEA | # WPCR-27751 | Time: 00:36:10

Back To The World is a powerful concept album dealing with America's social issues, the aftermath of the Vietnam War, the environment (years before it became fashionable), as well as Curtis' optimism for the future. It peaked at number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as number 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart.

Randy Crawford - Now We May Begin (1980) {Warner}

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Randy Crawford - Now We May Begin (1980) {Warner}

Randy Crawford - Now We May Begin (1980) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 214MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

The Crusaders produced this '80 album, one of the better Randy Crawford sets. The song "Last Night At Danceland" was a hit, while the album cut "One Day I'll Fly Away" got widespread radio airplay and did well in the international market. Crawford's quivering delivery and eclectic nature has made it difficult for record companies to target and market her material; this was one of the few times she penetrated the urban contemporary and R&B markets.

Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)

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Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)

Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Label: Valley Entertainment | # 2-VLT-15227 | Time: 00:55:11
World, Ethnic Fusion, Soul, Soul-Blues, Persian

A mighty American soul master, Mighty Sam McClain, and a lioness of Persian music, Mahsa Vahdat, meet a Norwegian human rights activist / producer, and sing a song of freedom.

The Platters - The Singles+ (2003)

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The Platters - The Singles+ (2003)

The Platters - The Singles+ (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 665 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 301 MB | Covers - 80 MB
Genre: Vocal Pop, Early R&B, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BR Music (BS 8142-2)

This is a fine two-disc anthology of the Platters which manages to combine both the classic early hits ("Only You," "The Great Pretender," "Twilight Time," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") when the group was led by Tony Williams' sweet tenor, and the later uptown soul hits ("I Love You 1000 Times," "With This Ring," "Washed Ashore") that featured the spirited vocals of Sonny Turner. The result is a nearly seamless overview of this important group's history.

The Jacksons - Original Album Classics (2008) [5CDs] {Epic}

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The Jacksons - Original Album Classics (2008) [5CDs] {Epic}

The Jacksons - Original Album Classics (2008) [5CDs] {Epic}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.20GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 486MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul, Pop, Disco

2008 five CD box. The Original Album Classics series, courtesy of Sony/BMG, packages together five classic albums from one of the most popular artists on the label's roster, housing them in an attractive slipcase. This set from the Soul icons features five of their albums recorded after they left the comforts of Motown and headed over to Epic with more artistic control over their recordings: The Jacksons (1976), Goin' Places (1977), Destiny (1978), Triumph (1980) and Victory (1984). These albums show how quickly the Jacksons, as a recording unit, were progressing beyond their Pop-oriented Motown recordings and reconnecting with their Soul roots.

Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) [Universal Music Archive Collection 2004] Re-Up

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Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) [Universal Music Archive Collection 2004] Re-Up

Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal/PolyGram | # 80100996 | Time: 00:57:10
Pop/Rock, Funk, Soul, Dance-Rock, College Rock

What Up, Dog? is a 1988 album by Was (Not Was). It became the US group's breakthrough album worldwide and was ranked #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s. Success of What Up, Dog? was propelled by the group's two biggest hits: "Walk the Dinosaur" and "Spy in the House of Love" and four other singles. The former was promoted by a popular music video in which the band performed while a group of girls in campy cave girl costumes danced.

The Jackson 5 - 4 Original Albums (2010) [4CDs] {Universal}

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The Jackson 5 - 4 Original Albums (2010) [4CDs] {Universal}

The Jackson 5 - 4 Original Albums (2010) [4CDs] {Universal}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 997MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 348MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Funk

The Jackson 5 were one of the biggest phenomenons in pop music during the early '70s, and the last great group to come out of the Motown hitmaking machine before Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder shifted the label's focus to more individual visions. The Jackson 5's infectious brand of funky pop-soul was a definite departure from the typically smooth, elegant Motown sound, as befitting the group's youth and the dawn of a new decade. That youth, coupled with the merchandising juggernaut that sprang up behind them, inevitably got them tagged a bubblegum group. But they were far more talented musically than that label would suggest, especially lead singer Michael, and their material, while sunny and upbeat, didn't pander to its audience. Solo careers and overexposure gradually weakened the Jackson 5, but their best music still holds up surprisingly well as some of the most vibrant mainstream pop/R&B of its era.

Alex Puddu - Discotheque (2020)

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Alex Puddu - Discotheque (2020)

Alex Puddu - Discotheque (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 313 MB | Tracks: 11 | 45:28 min
Style: Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Schema Easy Series

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Alex Puddu is coming back with his brand new album "Discotheque". Recorded between Copenhagen (at Panalama and Sexy Lady Studios) and New York (Soundwork Recording Studios), it consists of a strong set of soulful and melodic tracks with a tight production that brings you back to the late '70s and early '80s jazz-funk and boogie music scene. The album opens up with three singles in a row: "You Are My Fire", "Be My Lover" and the UK radio station airplay hit "Don't Hold Back", all of them co-written with and featuring Gene Robinson Jr., lead vocalist of the legendary Philadelphia R&B/funk band Breakwater.

Jordan Rakei - Cloak (2016) {Soul Has No Tempo}

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Jordan Rakei - Cloak (2016) {Soul Has No Tempo}

Jordan Rakei - Cloak (2016) {Soul Has No Tempo}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 280 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 114 mb
Genre: soul, R&B, hip-hop

Cloak is the 2016 compact disc by Jordan Rakei. This was released by Soul Has No Tempo.