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Quincy Jones - The Cinema Of Quincy Jones (2016) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Quincy Jones - The Cinema Of Quincy Jones (2016) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Quincy Jones - The Cinema Of Quincy Jones (2016) 6CD Box Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 882 Mb | Scans ~ 159 Mb
Label: Decca (Écoutez Le Cinéma! Series) | # 537 329-6 | Time: 06:25:03
Soundtracks, Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Vocal Pop, R&B, Easy Listening

A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, Jones had already had a decade under his belt as one of the hippest arrangers, leaders, and composers in jazz – and the film business really respected those talents, and allowed Quincy to bring some really fresh styles into play – modes that really opened up the vibe of American cinema, and also paved the way for the funky styles of the 70s! As that decade approached, Jones left behind the cinema to take on some more higher-profile records of his own – but all the charms of those great albums can be found here at their roots – in this stunning collection of soundtrack material, some of which has never been on CD. The package is way more than just a sampler – and includes an album's worth of material from the films The Pawnbroker, Slender Thread, Mirage, The Deadly Affair, In The Heat Of The Night, In Cold Blood, Walk Don't Run, The Italian Job, Lost Man, and John & Mary – plus two versions of the love theme from The Getaway, and a bonus CD with 18 tracks – titled Q's highlights, and featuring tracks from his Mercury records – plus more by Billy Preston, Arthur Prysock, Bill Cosby, Shirley Horn, Letta Mbulu, Toots Thielemans, and others. Even features the "Sanford & Son" and "Ironside" themes!

Fitz & The Tantrums - All The Feels (2019)

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Fitz & The Tantrums - All The Feels (2019)

Fitz & The Tantrums - All The Feels (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 362 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 MB | 00:52:16
Pop, Soul, Funk | Label: Elektra (NEK)

Multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. The LA-based band are set to release their much-anticipated, fourth full length “ALL THE FEELS,” featuring lead single “123456,” this fall. “ALL THE FEELS” follows the band’s 2016 release “FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS,” which spawned the group’s biggest hit to date, “HandClap.” The RIAA-certified 2x Platinum single went top 5 on both the Hot AC and Alternative Radio charts, and also enjoyed major airplay across the country at Top 40. The band has brought the infectious energy of their live shows to the small screen, with nationally televised performances of “HandClap” on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” “Good Morning America,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” NBC’s “TODAY,” “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “America’s Got Talent,” and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the syndicated “Ellen DeGeneres Show” among others.

The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013) 3CD Box Set

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The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013) 3CD Box Set

The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 394 Mb | Scans ~ 1 Gb
Label: Now-Again | # NA 5094 | Time: 02:51:52
Psychedelic Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock, Fusion

Acting, Thinking, Feeling marks the first time that psychedelic jazz ensemble The Stark Reality's Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop album has been reissued in full (the 2003 Stones Throw Records anthology Now only contained half of the original album's music). The anthology also contains the band's out-of-print Roller Coaster Ride (first issued as 1969 on Now-Again in 2003), and a series of recently discovered, previously-unreleased tracks in a 3 CD "complete works" box set. Besides the missing Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop songs, the most exciting additions to the Stark Reality's oeuvre are the three songs recorded between the earliest incarnation of the band the big band that recorded "Theme To Say Brother" and "Acting, Thinking, Feeling" in 1968 - and the slimmed down combo that recorded the Roller Coaster Ride and The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop. These recordings display a band in flux, and color the development of Stark's genius. We hear the signature sound of his "plugged in" vibes for the first time; we hear an early stab at the psychedelic "Red Yellow Moonbeams" (and realize why the addition of John Abercrombie's fuzz guitar was crucial to his vision); we hear a subtle change towards a more funk and rock based sound. This anthology thus encapsulates the first known Stark Reality recordings done for and in performance at WGBH, these transitional big band pieces, and the Roller Coaster Ride and The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop albums in full. The liner notes are updated with Ahmad Jamal's participation, more photos and full annotation of the additional songs.

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

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David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 79 Mb | Scans included
Label: Stateside/EMI | # 7243 5 21589 2 8, 521 5892 | Time: 00:32:05
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Songs of Experience is the second studio album by American composer and producer David Axelrod, released in October 1969 by Capitol Records. It was composed, arranged, and produced by Axelrod, who worked with session musicians such as guitarist Al Casey, drummer Earl Palmer, and conductor Don Randi. As with his 1968 debut album Song of Innocence, Axelrod composed musical interpretations of English poet William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, an 18th-century illustrated collection of poems. A jazz fusion album, Songs of Experience explores darker sounds than its predecessor, as the poems Axelrod drew on for inspiration dealt with the darker side of humanity. Its music was partly inspired by composer Gunther Schuller's Third Stream concept. Axelrod composed Baroque orchestrations with rock, R&B, pop, and folk music elements. Songs of Experience received retrospective acclaim from music critics, who found Axelrod's compositions musically varied and innovative. Contemporary musicians praised it as a source for sampling in hip hop production. Some of its songs have been sampled frequently by hip hop artists and producers. In 2000, the album was reissued by EMI.

Dr. John - The Very Best Of Dr. John (1995)

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Dr. John - The Very Best Of Dr. John (1995)

Dr. John - The Very Best Of Dr. John (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 441 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Label: Rhino | # 9548-33553-2 | Time: 01:09:58
New Orleans R&B, Louisiana Blues, Bayou Funk, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic

Dr. John has recorded many great albums, but it's difficult to argue with such a perfect distillation of his catchy, grooving, slapdash pop work as this Rhino set. Coming out of the R&B studio subculture of New Orleans, the former Mac Rebennack possessed songwriting smarts and reams of recording expertise, each of which had reached their peak by the early '70s. Focused squarely on that prime era, 1970 through 1974, the collection begins with his only Top Ten hit, 1973's irrepressibly fatalistic "Right Place, Wrong Time." Two others come from his best album (1973's In the Right Place), the jaunty "Such a Night" and "Qualified." 1972's Dr. John's Gumbo also rates three tracks: the New Orleans classics "Iko Iko" and "Tipitina," plus "Junko Partner." The compilers were also wise to choose three songs from Gris-Gris, his unjustly neglected psychedelic debut, including "Mama Roux" and "I Walk on Guilded Splinters" (but unfortunately, not the glorious "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya"). A version of Jimmy Liggins' jump-blues classic "Honeydripper," from 1981's Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack, spotlights his sparkling boogie-woogie piano, and the set closes with a pair of standards from his latter-day Warner Bros. years (one of which is the unofficial Mardi Gras theme "Goin' Back to New Orleans"). Whether it's for a first listen or the perfect road-trip disc, The Very Best of Dr. John has all of the New Orleans master's best recordings in one spot.

VA - Let's Make Every Day A Christmas Day - R&B Christmas Classics with Charles Brown and Friends (2019)

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VA - Let's Make Every Day A Christmas Day - R&B Christmas Classics with Charles Brown and Friends (2019)

VA - Let's Make Every Day A Christmas Day - R&B Christmas Classics with Charles Brown and Friends (2019)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:05:42 | 146 Mb / 258 Mb
Genre: R&B, Rock, Pop / Label: Jasmine Records

It's time for another Merry Xmas round the jukebox, love songs to Santa and even one Christmas hymn. It's all in the name of rhythm and blues, doo wop and even a touch of rock and roll. In this new collection of 24 tracks there are no less than five tracks by the great Charles Brown. This popular blues balladeer was the undisputed king of Christmas blues from the 1940s until his death. The most recent recording comes from the late, great, queen of soul, Aretha Franklin who was having a "Blue Holiday" in 1962. We end this excursion into Christmas R&B, until perhaps next year, with the great blues guitarist Freddie King claiming "I Hear Jingle Bells" and we naturally hope you do too.

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.

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.

Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta - Descarga Libre (2019)

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Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta - Descarga Libre (2019)

Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta - Descarga Libre (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 204 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 74 Mb | 00:31:55
Nu Jazz, Bossa Nova, Funk, Electronic | Label: Orrua Diskak

A few years later of “Vamos A Comer” EP (2010 © Lovemonk) and the “Unexpected Tapas” (2011 © Lovemonk) album releases, the Basque-German DJ & music maker, Mikel Makala, and the producer and director of the Gasteiz Big Band, Jimmy Bidaurreta, join forces again to create a new album called “Descarga Libre” (2019 © Orrua Diskak). Now the Basque duo strikes with the same purpose to rescue those Latin, Jazz, Funk and Descarga to Nuyorican Salsa sounds of labels like Fania, in combination with club & dancefloor rhythms. In the beginning of 2019 they’re back with a new album containing 7 originals songs, giving continuity to that brilliant sound they have signed together & have already obtained remarkable admiration from some international reputed DJs, producers and radio hosts.

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".

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.

Africa Express - EGOLI (2019)

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Africa Express - EGOLI (2019)

Africa Express - EGOLI (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:07:54 | 413 Mb
World, Funk, Afrobeat, Electronic | Label: Africa Express Records

Music collective Africa Express announce the release of a brand new studio album titled EGOLI, coming 12th July 2019 on the newly created Africa Express Records imprint. Hailed as the most revolutionary force in popular music for two decades, Africa Express was founded in 2006 and brings together musicians from different cultures, genres and generations to break boundaries and offer a new perspective on Africa and its music. Each record and event is unique, based upon on-the-spot collaboration and filled with unique moments of magic; the collective have hosted trips and concerts in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mali and UK to date.