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VA - Soul Sisters [3CD] (2012)

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VA - Soul Sisters [3CD] (2012)

VA - Soul Sisters [3CD] (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.2 GB | No Scans
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: U.M.T.V. | Catalog Number: 533 81694

62 original female Soul/Disco/R&B masters 1964-2009. Amazing collection from Etta James to Amy Winehouse! TV advertised custom product. Soul Sisters charts the iconic female singers from the 60s and 70s–from historic labels Motown, Atlantic and beyond–to the present day. This three CD package features classic artists such as Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Dionne Warrick, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, and Shirley Bassey, alongside stars from today such as Amy Winehouse, Rumer, Alicia Keys and Macy Gray.

David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000

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David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 168 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 70 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI/Stateside | # 7243 5 21588 2 9, 521 5882 | Time: 00:27:01
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Song of Innocence is the debut album of American composer and producer David Axelrod. It was released in October 1968 by Capitol Records. Axelrod sought to capitalize on the experimental climate of popular music at the time and composed the album as a suite-like tone poem based on Songs of Innocence, a 1789 illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with an orchestra and a variety of studio musicians, including keyboardist and conductor Don Randi, guitarist Al Casey, bassist Carol Kaye, and drummer Earl Palmer. Song of Innocence is an instrumental jazz fusion record that incorporates elements of classical, rock, funk, pop, and theatre music. It is arranged for bass, drums, and string instruments, written in the rock idiom with tempos centered on rock-based patterns by Palmer. Axelrod used contrast in his orchestral compositions and interspersed the album's euphoric psychedelic R&B form with dramatic, harrowing arrangements to reflect the supernatural themes found in Blake's poems. The music's reverent, psychedelic overtones evoke their themes of innocence and spirituality.

Seal - 7 (2015) Limited Edition [Re-Up]

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Seal - 7 (2015) Limited Edition [Re-Up]

Seal - 7 (2015) Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 114 Mb
R&B, Soul, Adult Contemporary | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-49227-6 | 00:58:21

7 is the ninth studio album by British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal. The album was released on 6 November 2015 by Warner Bros. Records. Limited edition includes two bonus tracks.

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.

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 'Make It Happen' (1967) + 'Special Occasion' (1968) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 'Make It Happen' (1967) + 'Special Occasion' (1968) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 'Make It Happen' (1967) + 'Special Occasion' (1968)
2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Motown, Soul, Pop-Soul | Label: Motown | # 013 183-2 | Time: 01:06:06

Digitally remastered reissue combines two domestically out-of-print albums together on one CD, 'Make It Happen' (1967) & 'Special Occasion' (1968). Packaged in a full color outer slipcase with original sleeve artwork.

Little Milton - Welcome To The Club: The Essential Chess Recordings (1994)

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Little Milton - Welcome To The Club: The Essential Chess Recordings (1994)

Little Milton - Welcome To The Club: The Essential Chess Recordings (1994)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 849 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 325 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, R&B | Chess / MCA Records #CHD2-9350

He may not be a household name, but die-hard blues fans know Little Milton as a superb all-around electric bluesman – a soulful singer, an evocative guitarist, an accomplished songwriter, and a skillful bandleader. He's often compared to the legendary B.B. King – as well as Bobby "Blue" Bland – for the way his signature style combines soul, blues, and R&B, a mixture that helped make him one of the biggest-selling bluesmen of the '60s (even if he's not as well-remembered as King). As time progressed, his music grew more and more orchestrated, with strings and horns galore. He maintained a steadily active recording career all the way from his 1953 debut on Sam Phillips' legendary Sun label, with his stunning longevity including notable stints at Chess (where he found his greatest commercial success), Stax, and Malaco.

Chanté Moore - A Love Supreme (1994) {Silas/MCA} **[RE-UP]**

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Chanté Moore - A Love Supreme (1994) {Silas/MCA} **[RE-UP]**

Chanté Moore - A Love Supreme (1994) {Silas/MCA}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 480 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 166 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

A Love Supreme is the second album from American soul vocalist Chanté Moore. Released by Silas/MCA Records, this featured the hit songs "Old School Lovin'", "This Time" and a single released only in the UK, "Free/Sail On".

Chanté Moore - Old School Lovin' (US CD5) (1994) {Silas/MCA} **[RE-UP]**

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Chanté Moore - Old School Lovin' (US CD5) (1994) {Silas/MCA} **[RE-UP]**

Chanté Moore - Old School Lovin' (US CD5) (1994) {Silas/MCA}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 162 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 54 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

Old School Lovin' is the first single from Chanté Moore's sophomore album, A Love Supreme. Released in 1994, this single features four mixes of the song, including two "Hot Summer Breeze" versions. Silas/MCA Records released this gem.

Patti Austin - Live At The Bottom Line (1979) [Reissue 1991]

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Patti Austin - Live At The Bottom Line (1979) [Reissue 1991]

Patti Austin - Live At The Bottom Line (1979) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 270 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: R&B, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia (ZK 46860)

Patti Austin came closest on this late-'70s live set to transferring onto vinyl the qualities that made her an outstanding vocalist outside of the studio. There's more spontaneity, emotion, and charisma in the vocals on this album than on almost all her other releases combined; perhaps the nightclub setting inspired her, or, more likely, Austin was free to sing without any agendas, marketing strategies, or producers' visions being factored into the process.

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - It's Time (2015) {Slow Walk}

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Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - It's Time (2015) {Slow Walk}

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - It's Time (2015) {Slow Walk}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 396MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afrobeat, Funk, Soul

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble was founded in Chicago in 2003 by guitarist Aaron Feder. In 2006 Aaron moved to Barcelona in search of a different sound for the AAbE. He quickly found a group of international members, from all continents of the globe. In a short time the band was reformed and headlined the Fiestizaje music and arts festival in 2008. The band then set about recording their first studio album, Toubab Soul which was released in 2010. Shortly afterwards, they released the remix album, Toubab Resouled, and opened the world music festival Cruilla de Cultures with Konono No 1.

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".

Chocolate Genius - Black Music (1998)

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Chocolate Genius - Black Music (1998)

Chocolate Genius - Black Music (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:46:19 | 255,86 MB
Alternative; R&B | Label: V2

Any musician with big enough malt balls to call himself Chocolate Genius is worth checking out. Marc Anthony Thompson (a.k.a. Chocolate Genius) admits that he's a sucker for a pun. Which brings us to his release, Black Music. Black Music refers to the dark, desolate nature of his songs (dark chocolate if you must). "If the songs were all fast, I'd probably call it Race Music," he jokes. And Chocolate Genius? To my dismay it's neither a porn nom de plume nor nineties blaxploitation. Thompson calls Chocolate Genius a groove rather than a group. It's a name shared by whomever is in the room while the music is being made. I suppose the guy who delivers pizza to the studio and the fly on the wall share in the Chocolate G. Popular New York City acidic jazz musicians John Medeski and Chris Wood dipped their talents into the chocolate as well.

Oscar Benton - Best Of (1998)

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Oscar Benton - Best Of (1998)

Oscar Benton - Best Of (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Blues | Label: Wagram | # 3045042 | Time: 01:01:07

Born in 1949 Oscar Benton had a long career in the blues. His worldwide break through came when actor Alain Delon used a song, recorded by Oscar Benton, in the movie 'Pour la peau d'un flic' in 1981. Originally written by Artie Kaplan and Artie Kornfeld, the Bensonhurst Blues was recorded by Oscar almost a decade earlier. Catching dust ever since. The movie would change that instantly. An almost sixty year blues career, with the inevitable ups and downs, ended abruptly after an accident and a coma, causing Oscar to fight his way back, just to live a normal live. His struggle to overcome the effects of the coma resulted in a farewell concert in 2010. After this show, performing and singing were history.

Brandi Wells - Watch Out (1981) {Hot Productions}

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Brandi Wells - Watch Out (1981) {Hot Productions}

Brandi Wells - Watch Out (1981) {Hot Productions}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 210MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 86MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

A finely crafted selection of easygoing mid-tempo funk numbers and soul ballads, Philadelphia vocalist Brandi Wells' debut album is one of the strongest in the WMOT catalog. The Top 40 R&B hit "Watch Out" is good, but there's a lot better in the moody swayer "I Hate to See You Go"; the bright, Motown-influenced track "Falling in Love"; and the album's second single, "What Goes Around Comes Around." Wells' gliding style combines influences of Deniece Williams' soprano tenderness with Phyllis Hyman's alto tenacity, but the phrasing and tone are distinctly her own. She conveys power without needing dramatic belting, with sensitivity barring excessive delicacy. Unfortunately, the masters were not preserved well, as CD reissues by both Unidisc and Hot Productions lack a certain crispness.

Lyn Collins - Think (about it) (1972) Reissue 2014

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Lyn Collins - Think (about it) (1972) Reissue 2014

Lyn Collins - Think (about it) (1972) Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul | Label: Polydor | # UICY-76200 | Time: 00:30:39

At the time of the release of Think (About It) in 1972, Lyn Collins had been a member of James Brown's performing revue for about two years. Her full-throated voice had earned her the nickname "the Female Preacher" and a shot to record her own album. Of course, the Godfather was in the producer's chair, writing four of the nine tracks, directing the J.B.'s as they laid down their usual funky grooves, and liberally adding vocals throughout. The title track is the main point of interest here; from Collins' throat-ripping vocals to the track's nasty groove to Brown's background interjections, this is a killer. (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock later sampled the track for their rap classic "It Takes Two"). The rest of the record is a little uneven: "Just Won't Do Right" is a good doo wop-ish ballad with some churchy organ and great vocals by Collins and Brown, "Wheels of Life" is a nice little groover that sounds like vintage Aretha Franklin, and "Women's Lib" is a very slow ballad that lets Collins show off her anguished yowl of a vocal to its fullest.