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Donny Hathaway - Live (1972) [2013, Japan]

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Donny Hathaway - Live (1972) [2013, Japan]

Donny Hathaway - Live (1972) [2013, Japan]
R&B, Soul, Chicago Soul, Live | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 52:38 | 380,04 Mb
Label: ATCO/Rhino/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-27657 | Released: 2013-04-24 (1972)

"Live" is a 1972 live album by American soul artist Donny Hathaway. It was recorded at two concerts: side one at The Troubadour in Hollywood, and side two at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. The album features some traditional soul anthems, such as Marvin Gaye's 1971 hit "What's Going On", but also Carole King's pop standard "You've Got a Friend". There are two notable solos on the album, one on the track "The Ghetto" by Hathaway on electric piano and another by Willie Weeks on bass on the track "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", taken from the performances recorded at The Troubadour and at The Bitter End accordingly.

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970) [2000, Remastered with 9 Bonus Tracks]

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Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970) [2000, Remastered with 9 Bonus Tracks]

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970) [2000, Remastered with 9 Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Chicago Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:17:53 | 518,72 Mb
Label: Curtom/Rhino Records (USA) | Cat.# R2 79932 | Released: 2000-04-15 (1970)

"Curtis" is the debut album by American soul musician Curtis Mayfield, released in September 1970. Produced by Mayfield, it was released on his own label Curtom Records. The musical styles of Curtis moved further away from the pop-soul sounds of Mayfield's previous group The Impressions and featured more of a funk and psychedelic-influenced sound. The album's subject matter incorporates political and social concerns of the time. "Curtis" sold well at the time charting at #1 on the Billboard Black albums (for five nonconsecutive weeks) and #19 on the Billboard Pop albums charts. Only the single "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" charted in the United States; however, an edited version of "Move On Up" would spend 10 weeks in the top 50 of the UK Singles Chart.

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [1993, Reissue]

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Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [1993, Reissue]

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [1993, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Memphis Soul | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 45:35 | 372,43 Mb
Label: Stax/Fantasy, Inc. (USA) | Cat.# SCD-4114-2 | Released: 1993-01-19 (1969)

"Hot Buttered Soul" is the 2nd studio album by American soul musician Isaac Hayes. Released in 1969, it is recognized as a landmark in soul music. Recorded with The Bar-Kays, the album features four lengthy tracks; bolstered by the Burt Bacharach/Hal David cover "Walk On By" and an almost 19-minute long version of Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", both songs were edited significantly and released as a double A-side single in July 1969. The album peaked at #1 on the top R&B chart, and at #8 on the Billboard 200.

Jean Carn - Happy To Be With You (1978) [1994, Remastered Reissue]

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Jean Carn - Happy To Be With You (1978) [1994, Remastered Reissue]

Jean Carn - Happy To Be With You (1978) [1994, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Philly Soul, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 35:11 | 232,95 Mb
Label: Philadelphia International Records/The Right Stuff (USA) | Cat.# T2-28993 | Released: 1994 (1978)

The transformation of Jean Carn from jazz vocalist to mainstream artist continues on her second Philadelphia International LP, originally released in 1978. She does an interesting remake of hubby Doug Carn's "Revelation/Infant Eyes." The most successful track, "Don't Let It Go to Your Head," missed the R&B Top 20 by more than 30 rungs, despite its enormous charm. "There's a Shortage of Good Men" and "You Can't Come Back Now" are dancefloor fillers, while the ballads are beauties, especially "Together Once Again" and Jean's classy rendition of Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life."

Deodato, Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, Parliament & others - Funk Yourself! [Recorded 1972-1980] (2010)

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Deodato, Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, Parliament & others - Funk Yourself! [Recorded 1972-1980] (2010)

Deodato, Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, Parliament & others - Funk Yourself! [Recorded 1972-1980] (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 553 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 192 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06007 5327520)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.

Bill Evans - Touch (1999)

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Bill Evans - Touch (1999)

Bill Evans - Touch (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 407 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:33
Crossover Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion | Label: Cream | # JMS 18702-2

Mixing laid-back melodies with go-for-broke jams with some of the greatest names in modern instrumental music, saxophonist Bill Evans lives in the middle ground between smooth jazz and what could easily be termed of as contemporary jazz fusion. On his Zebra Records debut, Touch, the distinction is based on each song's sense of adventure. "In Your Heart," for instance, is the kind of right in the pocket, sweet little slice of passion that radio drools over, made unique (as Evans does on all tunes) by switching off from the high tones of the soprano with the darker shades of tenor to better discuss the emotional complexities of love. Likewise there's the cool, urban-flavored "Remember," which features subtle vocal chanting floating off in the distance. But then there's the edgier side of Evans intertwining his soprano with Lew Soloff's staccato trumpet energy on the brisk blues of "Dixie Hop," and kicking up all sorts of dust on the last two tunes, "Back to the Walls" and the ten-minute "Country Mile."

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (1982) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered Reissue 2007

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Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (1982) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered Reissue 2007

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (1982)
2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered Reissue 2007

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 734 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 260 Mb | Scans ~ 267 Mb
Soul, Funk, Quiet Storm | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 88697 07557 2 | 01:53:54

Midnight Love is the seventeenth and final studio album (that is not a posthumous one) by Marvin Gaye. He signed with the label Columbia in March 1982 following his exit from Motown. The final album to be released before his death, it ultimately became the most successful album of Gaye's entire career. The disc was certified triple platinum in the United States, selling well over six million copies worldwide. It was nominated for a 1984 Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, spawning the two-time Grammy Award-winning smash, "Sexual Healing". It was ranked number 37 on the Rolling Stone list of the best albums of the 1980s decade and the NME named the album as its Album of the Year in 1983. In 1998, Sony Music re-released the album as a two-CD "Legacy" edition set titled Midnight Love and the Sexual Healing Sessions. The same edition would be re-released in 2007, to celebrate the album's 25th anniversary since its release.

Brandy - Never Say Never (1998)

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Brandy - Never Say Never (1998)

Brandy - Never Say Never (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 520 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 160 Mb
Full Scans: (PNG) ~ 573 Mb or (JPG) ~ 165 Mb | 01:06:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Pop | Atlantic Records #7567-83039-2

Shortly after the release of her eponymous debut in 1995, Brandy became a star. Not only did the album sell well, but she starred on UPN's Moesha and Disney's made-for-TV Cinderella, all before she released her second album, Never Say Never, in 1998. Needless to say, there was much more riding on the second record than the debut and, fortunately, she follows through with Never Say Never, delivering an album that rivals her first. Brandy wisely decides to find a middle ground between Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige – it's adult contemporary with a slight streetwise edge. As with most adult contemporary albums, the record is bogged down by some filler, but Brandy's delivery has improved and her subdued vocals can make mediocre material sound convincing. Still, what makes Never Say Never a winning record is the quality songs and production. The smooth Monica duet "The Boy Is Mine" and the tripped-out "Top of the World" (which features a rap from Mase) are two examples of what Brandy can achieve when everything's in the right place, and they help make Never Say Never a more adventurous record than her debut.

Ray Parker Jr. - Woman Out Of Control (1983) Expanded Remastered 2012

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Ray Parker Jr. - Woman Out Of Control (1983) Expanded Remastered 2012

Ray Parker Jr. - Woman Out Of Control (1983) Expanded Remastered 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Funkytowngrooves | # FTG-289, 88691970892 | 00:45:25

I Still Can't Get Over Loving You was the lead single from his 1983 Woman Out Of Control album and it reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1984. It was Parker's fifth Top 20 hit, the sixth being 1984's Ghostbusters. The song is an up-tempo ballad with electronic instruments. The lyrics are about lost love, with close similarities to The Police's Every Breath You Take, at one point even borrowing the lines ''Every breath you take, I'll be watching you.'' I Still Can't Get Over Loving You ranked number 77 on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1984. Includes original album remastered from the original master tape and 1 bonus track.

Various Artists - Bangkok Nites (Original Soundtrack) (2019)

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Various Artists - Bangkok Nites (Original Soundtrack) (2019)

Various Artists - Bangkok Nites (Original Soundtrack) (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 01:11:15 | 379,39 MB
pop, world music, thai, jazz, funk | Label: EM Records

These 28 tracks, 72 minutes in total, cover a wide range of musical styles and eras, from the 60s to the present, urban to rural, primarily by Thai vocalists and musicians, with contributions from Japan and the Philippines. 60s-America-style pop by Suri Yamuhi and the Babylon Band as well as contemporary EDM, trap and hip hop sounds are all present, but the core of this soundtrack are luk thung and molam classics from the 70s and 80s by Angkhanang Khunchai, On-uma Singsiri, Dao Bandon, Khwanta Fasawang and “The Countryside is Great” by Rungphet Laemsing, a pivotal song in the film. All tracks are complete versions, some incorporating dialogue from the film. This CD-only OST features English lyrics, and liner notes by the film’s directors Katsuya Tomita and Toranosuke Aizawa, plus Iwao Yamazaki, Young-G and MMM of the Kuzok team, and Soi 48. This is the first soundtrack release by EM Records.

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD) [Re-Up]

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 644 Mb | Scans ~ 732 Mb
Genre: R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Soul-Blues | Time: 04:41:11

Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.'s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The British press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alcohol, and tragic end, but fans and critics alike embraced her rugged charm, brash sense of humor, and distinctively soulful and jazzy vocals. Her platinum-selling breakthrough album, Frank (2003), elicited comparisons ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Macy Gray and Lauryn Hill. Interestingly enough, despite her strong accent and vernacular, one can often hear aspects of each of those singers' vocal repertoires in Winehouse's own voice. Nonetheless, her allure had always been her songwriting – almost always deeply personal but best known for its profanity and brutal candor.

Sena Ehrhardt - Leave The Light On (2011)

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Sena Ehrhardt - Leave The Light On (2011)

Sena Ehrhardt - Leave The Light On (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5141 | Time: 00:40:04

Sena Ehrhardt is unquestionably one of the freshest and most dynamic young voices on the blues scene today. Once the lights come on, her commanding stage presence and gritty, soulful vocals capture the audience, belying her youthful, demure appearance.The buzz about Sena is poised to go nationwide as word is getting out about her incendiary performances at clubs and festivals across the upper Midwest. On her brilliant debut recording, "Leave The Light On," her songs are fresh and incisive, delivered in a style that moves effortlessly from sultry to declarative to passionately forceful.

Millie Jackson - 21 Of The Best (1971-1983) (1994)

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Millie Jackson - 21 Of The Best (1971-1983) (1994)

Millie Jackson - 21 Of The Best (1971-1983) (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 482 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Disco | Label: Ace/Southbound | # CDSEWD 100 | 01:19:14

Included here are all of the songs that made the lascivious Millie Jackson an item on R&B stations as one of the hottest live performers. From her debut "Child of God" to later R&B/country fusions like her hankie-wringing remake of "If You're Not in Love by Monday," Jackson's throaty voice demands your full attention. She rarely crossed over significantly, but "Ask Me What You Want," "My Man, a Sweet Man," "All the Way Lover," and her popular "It Hurts So Good," all made noticeable bangs on Billboard's R&B Singles Chart. 21 of the Best is a good introduction for Millie Jackson neophytes, and a grand collection of her greatest hits for those who purchased the original 45s and the occasional album.

Calibro 35 - Momentum (2020)

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Calibro 35 - Momentum (2020)

Calibro 35 - Momentum (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 275 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers (20 MB) included
Genre: Funk, Soul, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Record Kicks (RKX 074)

Cinematic funk cult combo Calibro 35 announce their 7th studio album “Momentum”.
“Momentum” follows “Decade” their previous studio album released in 2018 that has marked 10 years of Calibro 35 and it stands out as a new starting point for the project. In the last 10 years Calibro 35 have dug the golden age of soundtracks and they’ve been to the future with “S.P.A.C.E.”, “Momentum”, as the band stated: "represents a look at nowadays and a reflection about making music right in the time that we’re living”.
Inspired by the work of artists such as Tortoise, Jagajazzist, Dj Shadow, Budos Band, Stelvio Cipriani, Ennio Morricone…

The Blackbyrds & Charles Earland - At The Movies (1973-75) {Prestige PRCD-24255-2 rel 2001}

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The Blackbyrds & Charles Earland - At The Movies (1973-75) {Prestige PRCD-24255-2 rel 2001}

The Blackbyrds & Charles Earland - At The Movies (1973-75) {Prestige PRCD-24255-2 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 500 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 184 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973-75, 2001 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24255-2
Jazz / Funk / Jazz Funk / Soul / Groove / Blaxploitation

This single-CD reissue pairs two blaxploitation soundtracks by different artists: 1975's Cornbread, Earl and Me, composed by Donald Byrd and performed by the Blackbyrds, and 1973's The Dynamite Brothers, composed and performed by Charles Earland. Cornbread, Earl and Me, which featured the movie debut of Larry Fishburne, is serviceable, routine soul-jazz background film music, varying between funk-jazz-rock vamps (such as the Sly Stone-styled instrumental workout "The One-Eye Two-Step"), snazzy jazzy bits for action scenes, and sentimental orchestrated interludes. There are also occasional vocal numbers in a pedestrian mid-'70s soul-jazz-rock mode, such as "The Cornbread Theme."