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Rose Royce - Golden Touch (1980) & Jump Street (1981) [2011, Remastered Reissue]

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Rose Royce - Golden Touch (1980) & Jump Street (1981) [2011, Remastered Reissue]

Rose Royce - Golden Touch (1980) & Jump Street (1981) [2011, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Quiet Storm, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:11:51 | 562,64 Mb
Label: Edsel Records (EU) | Cat.# EDSS 1059 | Released: 2011-07-04 (1980/1981)

Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums by the R&B/Soul act on one CD: This package brings together the last two albums by Rose Royce for Norman Whitfield's label, released in 1980 and 1981. These albums feature the talents of new vocalist Richee Benson, alongside Kenny Copeland. Included is the single 'Golden Touch' as well as the full 12 minute version of the hit 'R.R. Express. The booklet features a 3000 word note by Blues & Soul contributor Tony Rounce.

VA - She's All Right With Me! Girl Group Sounds USA 1961-1968 (2020)

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VA - She's All Right With Me! Girl Group Sounds USA 1961-1968 (2020)

VA - She's All Right With Me! Girl Group Sounds USA 1961-1968 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 31:28 | 139 Mb
Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop / Label: Ace Records

For those who prefer to own their music on vinyl, here is an eclectic and gorgeously packaged selection of American girl group artefacts from the 60s. The album opens with Whirlwind by producer Gary Paxton protégées the Rev-Lons, the trio’s final recording but also their best, and closes with He’s All Right With Me by the Mirettes (the Ikettes incognito). Other highlights include the Supremes-style Cupid’s Got A Hold On Me by the Belles; the Sweethearts’ recording of Beauty Is Just Skin Deep, a song originally intended for the Ikettes; and Summertime Is Surfin’ Time by the Surf Bunnies – three more terrific instances of the West Coast girl group sound. But not all the tracks here emanate from that part of the USA – viz Mr Everything by New York-based Little Eva Harris and little-heard examples from the Pets, Tren-Teens and Lovettes, all from New Jersey. Felice Taylor – here with her unissued-at-the-time Sing Me A Love Song – graces the eye-popping jacket, which houses a colourful inner sleeve featuring a 3,000-word track commentary and an array of illustrations. Compilation and notes by Mick Patrick.

Bootsy Collins featuring Kelli Ali - Play With Bootsy (Europe CD5) (2002) {EastWest}

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Bootsy Collins featuring Kelli Ali - Play With Bootsy (Europe CD5) (2002) {EastWest}

Bootsy Collins featuring Kelli Ali - Play With Bootsy (Europe CD5) (2002) {EastWest}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 258 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 84 mb
Genre: soul, R&B, funk, house

"Play With Bootsy" is a collaborative single from 2002 between American bassist and singer Bootsy Collins and British singer Kelli Ali. Ali was formerly of the Sneaker Pimps as Kelli Dayton. The single features seven mixes of the song, including the album version. This was released in Europe by EastWest

Trussel - Love Injection (1980) [2014, Japan]

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Trussel - Love Injection (1980) [2014, Japan]

Trussel - Love Injection (1980) [2014, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 44:24 | 501,97 Mb
Label: Elektra/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-27758 | Released: 2014-07-09 (1980)

Trussel was in line to blow up like the Commodores and the Black Byrds. A College based group of Music Majors from Virginia State College, the group had all the makings of a super group. Tight horns, moves, and a fantastic lead vocalist Larry Tynes. Later when the group signed with Elektra they added a second outstanding lead vocalist Michael Spratley. In 1973 the group formed in the Snack Shop of Virginia State for the first month or two they were known as the Snack Shop Band. Then they went looking for a name. Near VSC there was a train trestle, the drummer and co-founder Ron Buky Smith (Englewood, NJ) spoke with a lisp and said let's name the group TRUSSEL.. hence the spelling and pronounciation.

Ohio Players - Skin Tight (1974) [1992, Japan]

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Ohio Players - Skin Tight (1974) [1992, Japan]

Ohio Players - Skin Tight (1974) [1992, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 41:37 | 270,30 Mb
Label: Mercury/Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# PHCR-6085 | Released: 1992-08-26 (1974)

"Skin Tight" is the 5th studio album by the Ohio Players and the first released through the Mercury label. "Skin Tight" signified a turning point in the group's career towards a more jazzy and polished funk sound. The album began the Players' dominant platinum selling period, and would bring them a much bigger audience. In fact, this release would outsell all of their previous LPs combined. The band produced and recorded the album in Chicago, with Barry Mraz as recording engineer. The final mix was mastered by Lee Hulko.

Al Green - From My Soul (1987)

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Al Green - From My Soul (1987)

Al Green - From My Soul (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 264 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Soul, Funk, Gospel | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Arrival/K-tel International (BU 709-2)

A solid, funky gospel album showcasing Green's consistently amazing voice. Although it isn't one of Green's best efforts, it's still enjoyable and thoroughly listenable.

VA - The Reflex: Forever 80's (2020)

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VA - The Reflex: Forever 80's (2020)

VA - The Reflex: Forever 80's (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:19:35 | 953 Mb
Genre: Soul, 80s, Pop, Disco / Label: Warner Music

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful The Reflex: Forever 80's singers like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Diana Ross and many more!

Al Green - Truth N' Time (1978) [Reissue 2016]

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Al Green - Truth N' Time (1978) [Reissue 2016]

Al Green - Truth N' Time (1978) [Reissue 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 178 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 75 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Soul, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hi Records/Fat Possum Records (FPH1196-2)

Returning to the formula of his classic Hi albums, Al Green assembled a fine collection of originals and covers for Truth N' Time. Although Green is in good voice, and his version of "Say a Little Prayer" is impressive, the album feels a bit like a holding pattern, simply repeating ideas that were more fruitful the first time around. Given the generally listless nature of Truth N' Time, and the way Green sounds vaguely uninterested in the material, it's not a surprise that it was his last secular record for a very long time.

Bob Baldwin - MelloWonder: Songs In The Key Of Stevie (2015)

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Bob Baldwin - MelloWonder: Songs In The Key Of Stevie (2015)

Bob Baldwin - MelloWonder: Songs In The Key Of Stevie (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 535 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans ~ 60 Mb | 01:15:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Jazz / Jazz-Funk / Crossover Jazz / Jazz-Pop / Smooth Jazz
City Sketches Inc. Records / Red River Entertainment #RRECD166

Four-time SESAC Award-winning and Grammy nominee Pianist/Arranger Bob Baldwin continues his flow of music, and follows up with his tributes to Michael Jackson and Songwriter extraordinaire Thom Bell with his MelloWonder/Songs In the Key of Stevie CD. MelloWonder… takes some of his favorite songs from the catalog of Stevie Wonder, and particularly a huge chunk between 1969-1974, when Baldwin believes this was the beginning of an era where Wonder turned the keyboard into a “one-man orchestra.” The project is a dream project, which took two years to complete.

The Three Degrees - 3D (1979) {2011, Remastered}

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The Three Degrees - 3D (1979) {2011, Remastered}

The Three Degrees - 3D (1979) {2011, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 570 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 186 Mb
Full Scans ~ 259 Mb | 01:17:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Disco, Pop, R&B | Big Break Records #CDBBR 0037

3D is a studio album by vocal trio The Three Degrees released in late 1979. The album which was produced by Giorgio Moroder yielded two successful single releases, "Jump The Gun" and "My Simple Heart". In the US "Set Me Free" was released and was a hit in the clubs and US Disco Charts. The album peaked at #61 in the UK album charts. The album was re-issued on CD in the UK in March 2011 by BBR Records with nine bonus tracks.

The Whispers - One For The Money (1976), Open Up Your Love (1977) & Headlights (1978) [2CD] [2018, Remastered]

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The Whispers - One For The Money (1976), Open Up Your Love (1977) & Headlights (1978) [2CD] [2018, Remastered]

The Whispers - One For The Money (1976), Open Up Your Love (1977) & Headlights (1978) [2018]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 02:00:23 | 934,21 Mb
Label: Robinsongs (EU) | Cat.# ROBIN32CDD | Released: 2018-07-20 (1976/1977/1978)

There are three Whispers albums: "One For The Money", "Open Up Your Love" and "Headlights" on a double CD Set. The "One For The Money" album was originally released in 1976 on the Soul Train Label, and featured the R&B Top Ten Hit of the same name and the follow up single 'Living Together (In Sin)', which just missed the R&B Top Twenty. This package also includes the 7" versions of the tracks 'You're Only As Good As You Think You Are' and 'Sounds Like A Love Song' as bonus tracks on disc two. Following up the "One For The Money" album was the 1977 release "Open Up Your Love", also released on the Soul Train label. It kicked off with a soulful cover of Bread's 'Make It With You', which gave the group another R&B Top Ten Hit. Other stand out tracks on "Open Up Your Love" are 'Chocolate Girl' and 'I Fell In Love Last Night (At The Disco)'..The third album in this package is "Headlights" originally released in 1978 this time on Solar Records, Again, the album included a R&B Top Ten Hit '(Let's Go) All The Way' and, just missing out on the Top Ten, '(Olivia) Lost And Turned Out'.

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.68 Gb | Scans ~ 3.78 Gb
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Jazz Pop, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Trumpet

Known for his mariachi-inspired easy listening sound, trumpeter Herb Alpert is one of the most successful instrumental performers in pop history. He is also one of the entertainment industry's canniest businessmen, having co-founded A&M Records – a label that ranks among the most prosperous artist-owned companies ever established – with partner Jerry Moss. Collection includes: The Lonely Bull (1962); South Of The Border (1964); Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965); !!Going Places!! (1965); What Now My Love (1966); S.R.O (1966); The Beat Of The Brass (1968); Rise (1979); Fandango (1982); Bullish (1984); Keep Your Eye On Me (1987); Classics, Volume 1 (1987); Steppin' Out (Featuring Lani Hall) (2013); In The Mood (2014); Come Fly With Me (2015).

Blinddog Smokin' - High Steppin (2015)

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Blinddog Smokin' - High Steppin (2015)

Blinddog Smokin' - High Steppin (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 296 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Full Scans ~ 99 Mb | 00:39:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Silver Talon Records #STF-457

High Steppin' arrives on the heels of Blues Music Award and Grammy nominations for Blinddog Smokin' – nominations they received by collaborating with Bobby Rush on his 2014 album Decisions. High Steppin' provides the Southern California-based group an opportunity to showcase what they can do on their own, and this 2015 album does just that, illustrating that this is a thoroughly modern blues band. Blinddog Smokin' are by no means revivalists. By many measures, the band is proudly modern, spending as much time working a nasty funk groove as they do a blues shuffle, but what makes the band unique is how they blend a bit of post-Parliament sleaze with gritty juke joint blues.

Bernard Allison - Higher Power (2004) [Re-Up]

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Bernard Allison - Higher Power (2004) [Re-Up]

Bernard Allison - Higher Power (2004)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 413 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Ruf | # RUF 1101 | Time: 00:59:05

Bernard Allison got some valuable advice from his father, Luther, before the latter's death in 1997: "Don't be afraid to go outside of the blues," he said. "Don't let them label you like they did me." Bernard has obviously taken that advice to heart; his solo albums have been a rich mixture of rock, funk, blues, and R&B. Most of his recordings have been released in Europe, where he has made his home for a decade. The release of Higher Power comes a little while after his return to the States, and reflects a lifetime of both good times and bad. The album's most noticeable lyrical element is the recurring theme of recovery from addiction – "I've Learned My Lesson" (from which the album's explicitly AA-derived title is taken) and "New Life I'm In" are two of the most explicit blues-based odes to a 12-step program since Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Wall of Denial." On the funkier, less pious side are the soulful "Raggedy and Dirty" (charmingly, he pronounces that word "raggly") and the funky, vaguely misogynistic "Woman Named Trouble".

VA - Greatest Ever 70s (4CD, 2020)

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VA - Greatest Ever 70s (4CD, 2020)

VA - Greatest Ever 70s (4CD, 2020)
FLAC tracks |4:45:38 | 1,8 Gb
Genre: 70s, Pop, Rock, Disco, Funk, Soul / Label: Greatest Ever

Four CD set. 2020 compilation containing 80 tracks. Includes original recordings by Carly Simon, KC & The Sunshine Band, Hot Chocolate, Sister Sledge, The Real Thing, Chic, Wizzard, Sweet, Mud, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Rose Royce, Foreigner, Dr Feelgood, Arrows, Althea & Donna, Desmond Dekker, Bob & Marcia, Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot, Olivia Newton-John, Damned, Sham 69, The Stranglers and many others.