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Tony Joe White - Black And White (1969) Reissue 1996

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Tony Joe White - Black And White (1969) Reissue 1996

Tony Joe White - Black And White (1969) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46364-2 | Time: 00:41:48
Singer/Songwriter, Country Pop, Pop-Soul, Swamp Rock

When "Polk Salad Annie" blared from transistor radio speakers in the summer of 1969, the first thought was of Creedence Clearwater Revival, for Tony Joe White's swamp rock bore more than a passing resemblance to the sound John Fogerty whipped up on Bayou Country and Green River. But White was the real thing – he really was from the bayou country of Louisiana, while Fogerty's bayou country was conjured up in Berkeley, CA. Plus, White had a mellow baritone voice that sounded like it had been dredged up from the bottom of the Delta. Besides "Annie," side one of this album includes several other White originals. The best of these are "Willie and Laura Mae Jones," a song about race relations with an arrangement similar to "Ballad of Billie Joe," and "Soul Francisco," a short piece of funky fluff that had been a big hit in Europe in 1968. "Aspen, Colorado" presages the later "Rainy Night in Georgia," a White composition popularized by Brook Benton. The second side consists of covers of contemporary hits, with the funky "Who's Making Love" and "Scratch My Back" faring better than the slow stuff.

The Four Tops - The Definitive Collection (2008)

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The Four Tops - The Definitive Collection (2008)

The Four Tops - The Definitive Collection (2008)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 51:32 | 681,54 Mb
Label: Motown/UMe (USA) | Cat.# B0011733-02 | Released: 2008-09-23

Solid and steady hitmakers for Motown in the late 1960s, the Four Tops, led by the deep, soulful voice of Levi Stubbs and blessed with A-line songs from the Holland-Dozier-Holland writing team, were one of the finest singing groups the label ever produced. Singles like "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Standing in the Shadows of Love," "Bernadette," "I Can't Help Myself," and the wise-beyond-its-era "It's the Same Old Song" were radio staples in their time, and actually still continue to be staples on 21st century oldies stations. That's staying power, and it's no accident. The songs, at least the singles, were good and the Tops' sound was a hair rougher and edgier than a lot of Motown's issues at the time.

VA - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection - The Best of Motown 1970s, Vol. 2 (2001)

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VA - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection - The Best of Motown 1970s, Vol. 2 (2001)

VA - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection - The Best of Motown 1970s, Vol. 2 (2001)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | XLD Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 52:15 | 350,97 Mb
Label: Motown/UMe (USA) | Cat.# 440 016 162-2 | Released: 2001-10-30

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 70's, Vol. 2 collects a dozen more of Motown's most distinctive tracks from the '70s, including the Temptations' "Ball of Confusion," Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," Gladys Knight & the Pips' "If I Were Your Woman," and the Spinners' "It's a Shame." Songs by the Supremes, the Commodores, and Rare Earth round out this collection, which may be too obvious for Motown diehards; however, it's still a solid choice for someone who wants the label's biggest hits in one convenient package.

The Four Tops - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Four Tops (1999)

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The Four Tops - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Four Tops (1999)

Four Tops - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Four Tops (1999)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | XLD Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 31:47 | 213,71 Mb
Label: Motown (USA) | Cat.# 314 542 214-2 | Released: 1999-11-30

Though they have been around for nearly 40 years, the Four Tops were never stronger than during the '60s and early '70s. With a dozen Top 20 and five Top Ten hits, the Tops were just as their name implies. As part of their Millennium Collection, Motown has selected 11 of these hits for consideration as one of the pre-eminent groups of the era. From the trademark stylings of Holland-Dozier-Holland to a tune by Smokey Robinson (who himself once considered the Tops to be "the baddest group around"), this best-of set is pretty much what it says to be.

VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

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VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Teldec | # CD-83571 | Time: 00:50:14

This disc is an integral part of a series Telarc is doing – taking albums that were big sellers by prominent artists and having an innovative group of solid blues players do their interpretations of a variety of the songs from the original album. They have done this with the Beatles' White Album (calling it The Blues White Album) and Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde with good success, which will probably continue with this new interpretation of the Stones' 1972 vintage album. Telarc put together a dynamite "house" band, including Brian Stoltz (ex-Neville Brothers) on guitar and former Double Trouble rhythm section members Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, and then pulled in many more celebrated artists to handle the leads. the Stones, who started out as a blues and R&B band, always maintained those roots; thus, many of the songs keep their original shape. This is a solid retooling of this classic Stones LP. Telarc has taken the original double disc and picked the songs the artists felt remained truest to their respective traditions and packaged it as a ten-song disc, complete with a cover notes that make it look the same.

B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time (1991) [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time (1991) [Re-Up]

B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA | # MCAD-10295 | Time: 00:46:11

Most of B.B. King's studio albums of the '80s and '90s tend to de-emphasize his guitar playing and consist largely of forgettable originals and obvious attempts at pop hits. However this CD (which was cut in the studios) is on a higher level and is quite rewarding. Most of the tunes were co-written by pianist Joe Sample and Will Jennings, and the majority are quite catchy and memorable. Certainly it is easy to sing along with the refrains of "I'm Moving On," "Back in L.A." and "Roll, Roll, Roll." On this date King usually overdubbed his guitar to play along with his vocals (somehow the interplay does not sound spontaneous) but it does not detract from the final results. The intelligent and philosophical lyrics fit King's style very well and his voice is very much in prime form. Well worth acquiring.

VA - Tropical Tricks (2018)

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VA - Tropical Tricks (2018)

VA - Tropical Tricks (2018)
FLAC (tracks) | 25:39 | 162 Mb
Genre: Funk, Disco, Soul / Label: Bear Family Records GmbH

The first selection by DJ Nomad from Berlin is Barbara Hernandez' 'All Nite Tonight', written and produced by Leston Paul from Trinidad. Nomad's edit drives the song's dance floor ambition even further beyond the top. As a DJ Nomad does not necessarily put a label on his style, but always expresses love for Polyrythms, Soulful harmonies and the African drums and Percussion.

VA - NOW 100 Hits Power Ballads (6CD, 2019)

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VA - NOW 100 Hits Power Ballads (6CD, 2019)

VA - NOW 100 Hits Power Ballads (6CD, 2019)
MP3 320 kbps | 7:07:48 | 988 Mb
Genre: Rock, Pop / Label: Now

Now That's What I Call Power Ballads is a series, containing power ballad rock songs mostly from the 1980s. It debuted at number thirty on the Billboard 200 albums chart. This collection contains definitive Rock ballads from the finest Classic Rock bands in history including Journey, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Poison, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Scorpions, Heart, Night Ranger, Warrant and others.

Brainstorm - Funky Entertainment (1979) {Tabu}

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Brainstorm - Funky Entertainment (1979) {Tabu}

Brainstorm - Funky Entertainment (1979) {Tabu}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 150dpi | 238MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 89MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

It's often been said that if an R&B act didn't have a lot of dancefloor appeal in the late '70s, it could forget about being commercially successful. That isn't necessarily true; Frankie Beverly's Maze, just to give one example, was never a dancefloor favorite – and yet, all of its late-'70s albums went gold. Nonetheless, having disco appeal certainly didn't hurt. When Brainstorm's second album, Journey to the Light, failed to sell, some people reasoned that it was due to a shortage of up-tempo material. So with its third and final album, Funky Entertainment, the Detroit band decided to go for maximum disco appeal and make up-tempo songs a top priority.

Paul Jabara - Keeping Time (1978) [2012, Remastered Reissue]

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Paul Jabara - Keeping Time (1978) [2012, Remastered Reissue]

Paul Jabara - Keeping Time (1978) [2012, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:04 | 279,84 Mb
Label: Casablanca/Gold Legion (USA) | Cat.# 67094 562232 | Released: 2012-03-19 (1978)

"Keeping Time" is the second studio album by American actor, singer and songwriter Paul Jabara. The album which was released on Casablanca Records in 1978 includes Jabara's song "Trapped in a Stairway" from the movie Thank God It's Friday, his own version of the Grammy Award winning "Last Dance" (originally recorded by Donna Summer) as well as the duets "Something's Missing" (with Summer) and "Take Good Care of My Baby / What's a Girl to Do" (with Pattie Brooks). The lead single from the album was "Dancin' (Lift Your Spirits Higher)". Betty Lederer from Billboard, elected "Pleasure Island" as the best cut of the album, the magazine also choose the album as the best Disco album of the week, giving it a favorable review. The album peaked at #27 in the National Disco Action Top 40.

Popa Chubby - The Hungry Years 1991-1996 (2003)

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Popa Chubby - The Hungry Years 1991-1996 (2003)

Popa Chubby - The Hungry Years 1991-1996 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Blind Pig Records | # BPCD 5085 | Time: 00:54:03

A compilation of three separate projects by Popa Chubby, which were released on his own currently out of print label. They were never widely available to the public. States Popa himself, "This is a collection of my early work from the hungry years. From the bowels of Greenwich Village to the Upper East Side, New York from 1991 to 1996 was my very own Rotten Apple!" Includes three previously unreleased tracks.

Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right (1976) + Rock 'n' Roll Rocket (1977) 2LP in 1CD, 2009

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Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right (1976) + Rock 'n' Roll Rocket (1977) 2LP in 1CD, 2009

Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right (1976) + Rock 'n' Roll Rocket (1977) 2LP in 1CD, 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 518 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, R&B | Label: Broadside Records | # STERN 2 | Time: 01:17:37

2009 digitally re-mastered two-for from this Atlanta-based '70s outfit containing a pair of their albums on one CD (1976's Moonlight Feels Right and '77's Rock 'N' Roll Rocket) alongside a few rare bonus tracks added for good measure. This disc the first ever UK/European CD release of either of these classic albums. The first of the two albums contains their big hit and ever constant radio staple 'Moonlight Feels Right' - which has sold over 3 million copies - moreover, it has the finest marimba solo ever committed to seven inch vinyl! The great Starbuck name has been sullied in the past by a severe plague of naughty bootlegs and unoriginal recordings, but rest assured, our stuff is 100% the real deal.

Nick Waterhouse - Nick Waterhouse (2019)

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Nick Waterhouse - Nick Waterhouse (2019)

Nick Waterhouse - Nick Waterhouse (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 231.61 Mb | 37:14 | Cover
Blues, Soul, Funk | Country: USA | Label: Innovative Leisure Records - IL2060

The fourth album from Nick Waterhouse. He's calling it 'Nick Waterhouse.' And whether intentional or not, it is perhaps his most reflective and reflexive album, employing all of the mature production techniques learned throughout his professional career while retaining a viscous edge that allows it to land with colossal impact - more raw, heavy and overtly confrontational than anything he's made before.

Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae Masterpieces Vol.1 A Taxi Records Anthology (2019)

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Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae Masterpieces Vol.1 A Taxi Records Anthology (2019)

Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae Masterpieces Vol.1 A Taxi Records Anthology (2019)
FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:18:03 | 180 Mb / 442 Mb
Genre: Reggae / Label: Wagram Music

The best tracks of the mythic label Taxi Records founded in the 70’s by musicians and producers Sly and Robbie. It features Black Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, Ken Boothe, Dennis Brown, Linval Thompson, Horace andy etc.

The Blues Brothers Band - Live in Montreux (1990)

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The Blues Brothers Band - Live in Montreux (1990)

The Blues Brothers Band - Live in Montreux (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul | Label: WEA | # 9031-71614-2 | Time: 00:58:19

This is a fine CD of Blues Brothers material, featuring the original Blues Brothers Band and frontman Larry Thurston, performing at Montreux Jazz Festival on July 12, 1989. From the late '80s through the early 90's, the Blues Brothers Band was a popular touring act throughout Europe, with Mr. Thurston doing a fine job on lead vocals. None of the other 90's Blues Brothers frontmen (Dan Ackroyd, John Goodman, Jim Belushi) appear on this CD or in this Line-Up. Not exactly "essential", but a good performance of the tour band during this period of the band's history.