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VA - Funky Jams (2019)

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VA - Funky Jams (2019)

VA - Funky Jams (2019)
MP3 320 kbps | 02:31:30 | 348 Mb
Genre: Disco, R&B, Jazz, Soul, Funk / Label: UMG Recordings, Inc.

Funky Jams displays a variety of stylistic content of the material, that is, will be, and perhaps will be, just a discovery. As digital technology refashions the world, our unmatched commitment to lead in developing new services, platforms and business models for the delivery of music and related content empowers innovators and allows new commercial and artistic opportunities to flourish. Knowing that music, a powerful force for good in the world, is unique in its ability to inspire people and bring them together, we work with our artists and employees to serve our communities. We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Pretty Purdie - Soul Drums (Expanded Edition) (1968/2010)

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Pretty Purdie - Soul Drums (Expanded Edition) (1968/2010)

Pretty Purdie - Soul Drums (Expanded Edition) (1968/2010)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 329 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 MB | 00:54:12
Jazz, Funk | Label: Legacy Recordings

Not so much an album as it is a master class in the art of funk percussion, Soul Drums is the quintessential Bernard "Pretty" Purdie LP, an unstoppable rhythm machine made all the more memorable by its fiercely idiosyncratic production. Paired with pianist/arranger Richard Tee, guitarists Eric Gale and Billy Butler, bassist Bob Bushnell, and tenorist Seldon Powell, Purdie creates a suite of deep funk grooves notable for the sheer insistence of their energy as well as the remarkable imagination and skill of their beats, all topped off with echo-chamber-like production that underscores the music's visceral punch. It is virtually impossible to listen to Soul Drums without nodding your head and tapping your foot and physical response, not thoughts or words, are its most sincere praise.

VA - Motown Greatest Hits (3CD, 2019)

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VA - Motown Greatest Hits (3CD, 2019)

VA - Motown Greatest Hits (3CD, 2019)
MP3 320 kbps | 3:31:50 | 483 Mb
Genre: Funk, Soul, R&B / Label: Universal Music

2019 marks the 60th year of MOTOWN, widely regarded as the greatest, most successful and best loved record label in music and to commemorate this landmark anniversary Motown will be issuing a brand new Greatest Hits compilation featuring 60 tracks from across their enormously influential and remarkable history. The 3CD version of the album features legendary Motown artists including The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Temptations, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Jackson 5 and Lionel Richie.

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Definitive Collection (2008) [Re-Up]

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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Definitive Collection (2008) [Re-Up]

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Definitive Collection (2008)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Pop-Soul, Doo-Wop, R&B | Label: Motown/Universal | # 006025 17773325 | 00:51:30

The Definitive Collection does an effective job of chronicling the majority of Martha & the Vandellas biggest hits from their first chart entry "Come and Get These Memories" in 1963 to their final one, "Honey Chile," in 1967. All of the familiar radio tracks such as "Heatwave," "Dancing in the Street," "Nowhere to Run," and "Jimmy Mack" are featured alongside several singles of equal quality that didn't get as much radio play upon initial release. While there are other, more exhaustive compilations, such as the double-disc set Live Wire! The Singles 1962-1972, this is the best concise overview of Martha & the Vandellas' career, containing the most hits on a single disc.

Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)

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Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)

Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans ~ 122 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83573 | 00:54:31

Soulful singer and guitarist Tab Benoit has never made secret his devout allegiance to the Louisiana music tradition. With The Sea Saint Sessions, Benoit, ably assisted by several Crescent City stalwarts, takes his music back to the source, setting up shop at the famed hit factory to cook up a sonic gumbo that successfully recaptures the spontaneity of the classic Sea Saint sound. Benoit's guests conjure up some of the studio's old musical magic as "Big Chief" Monk Boudreaux infuses Mardi Gras Indian spirit into "Monk's Blues," Meter man George Porter Jr. funkifies "Making the Bend," and Cyrille Neville sings on his own "Plareen Man". But it is Benoit's distinctive guitar lines–somehow both supple and hard-edged–and the impeccable elasticity of his regular rhythm section that makes the music work. Most of the material is Benoit's own, although he pays tribute to Louisiana legend Guitar Slim with a take on the classic "Sufferin' Mind" and dips into the Howlin' Wolf songbook for a rendition of "Howlin' for My Darling".

George Duke - After Hours (1998)

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George Duke - After Hours (1998)

George Duke - After Hours (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:19
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-47073-2

After years of producing albums which were more pop/funk than jazz oriented, George Duke simmers down, leaves off the R&B vocals, and takes a little creative license on the self-proclaimed "mood record" After Hours. While his recent Muir Woods Suite showed off his affinity for classical music, here he's at his best on the meditative Vince Guaraldi-type trio ballads "Together as One" and "Sweet Dreams," which glide along on the improvisational and gently swinging graces of Christian McBride and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler. A whole project in this vein would have been welcome, but Duke charters other new territory, too; on the easy grooving "The Touch" and the almost new agey "From Dusk Till Dawn," he borrows the actual Rhodes from Joe Sample but winds up perfectly simulating Bob James' "Taxi" vibe, especially on the exploratory solo on the latter tune. The untrained ear might swear it's an actual James recording, but Duke's a clever enough producer to go beyond strict imitation. "The Touch" achieves an intriguing low-toned brew, as Sheridon Stokes' bass flute melody drifts gently over a hypnotic weave of Larry Kimpel's bass and Duke's Rhodes.

Marvin Gaye - The Marvin Gaye Collection (1990) {4CD Box Set Motown MOTD4-6311}

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Marvin Gaye - The Marvin Gaye Collection (1990) {4CD Box Set Motown MOTD4-6311}

Marvin Gaye - The Marvin Gaye Collection (1990) {4CD Box Set Motown MOTD4-6311}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.41 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 605 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 99 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990 Motown Record Company ‎| MOTD4-6311
R&B / Motown / Soul / Pop-Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Uptown Soul / Funk / Quiet Storm

The Marvin Gaye Collection released by Motown Records in 1990. The box set, divided into four categories, features thirty-four unreleased songs, including the sessions from 1979's The Ballads. A wonderful anthology of classics and rare tracks. The Balladeer is my favourite CD; so soulful and expressive of the pain this artist had experienced in his life. Wonderful to listen to when you are feeling nostalgic. There are many feel-good songs in this box set and already a collector's item. Some of the best music from the 20th century and an artist and voice that is truly missed.

N'Draman Blintch - Cosmic Sounds (1980) {2018 Hot Mule HTML001SEC003}

Posted By: ruskaval
N'Draman Blintch - Cosmic Sounds (1980) {2018 Hot Mule HTML001SEC003}

N'Draman Blintch - Cosmic Sounds (1980) {2018 Hot Mule HTML001}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (bandcamp.com) -> 260 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 1980, 2018 Hot Mule / Secousse | HTML001
Funk / Nigerian Disco / Boogie / Psychedelic Disco / Nu-Disco / Afro-Funk

Should you stumble on an original copy of N'Draman Blintch's 1980 album Cosmic Sounds for sale, it would cost you upwards of 1,000 Pounds. This, then, is a much-needed reissue. It contains four fine cuts that showcase the Ivory Coast-born musician's distinctively intergalactic take on Afro-disco, where spacey electronics and mazy synth lines rise above bustling, high octane grooves. The album does contain one decidedly laidback and loved-up slow jam - closer "She Africa (Ton Tour Viendra)" - but it's the celebratory brilliance of the set's dancefloor workouts that most impress. Check, in particular, the anthem-like strut of title track "Cosmic Sounds" and the hot-to-trot, solo-laden Afro-disco explosion that is opener "Self Destruction".

VA - Le Fonque The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection (2019)

Posted By: ciklon5
VA - Le Fonque The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection (2019)

VA - Le Fonque The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection (2019)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:49:07 | 654 Mb / 247 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco / Label: Dockland Music

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco singers like Touch Of Class, The Drifters, Discogetters, Red Light Disco and many more!

VA - Bad Education Vol.1 Soul Hits of Timmion Records (2019)

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VA - Bad Education Vol.1 Soul Hits of Timmion Records (2019)

VA - Bad Education Vol.1 Soul Hits of Timmion Records (2019)
FLAC tracks | 35:03 | 188 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B / Label: Daptone Records

For the better part of 15 years Helsinki's own Timmion Records has released some of the most exciting soul sides happening today. To help spread the Timmion love Daptone staffers and brass made a list of their favorite Timmion tracks from the past couple years. Presented here is Bad Education, Vol. I, the culmination of weeks of deliberation and infighting (mainly due to their unusually high batting average) - 10 tracks that best represent the eclectic wealth of soulful riches Timmion Records has to offer.

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: EMI | # 50999 009010 2 4

Jimmy Smith brought the Hammond organ into hard bop and jazz in the 1950s, and his piano-fast solo runs on the instrument have never been equaled. This warm set from Blue Note Records, the label where Smith built most of his impressive legacy, selects eight of his performances for the label, including a 20-minute (and ten second) version of "The Sermon," the bouncing "Back at the Chicken Shack," and a fun romp through "See See Rider," among other delights, making this a quick introduction to the peak creative era of this one-of-a-kind jazz artist's long career.

Willie Mitchell - Memphis Rhythm King (2012) {Harmless--Backbeats BACKBART004}

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Willie Mitchell - Memphis Rhythm King (2012) {Harmless--Backbeats BACKBART004}

Willie Mitchell - Memphis Rhythm King (2012) {Harmless–Backbeats BACKBART004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 338 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 137 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Harmless / Backbeats | BACKBART004
Soul / Funk / Rhythm and Blues / Soul Blues / PIano / Trumpet

Willie Mitchell really was the Memphis music everything man, a record executive and producer, a studio manager and a band leader. This collection pulls together some of his best 1960's Hi releases, split between originals and contemporary 60's soul hits. Every musician is putting in a full shift, and the quality of these tracks never drops, the music really cooks. Mostly instrumentals but with one or two chanted vocals, the compilation includes the mighty 'The Champion' which must be a contender for the greatest ever Northern Soul instrumental stomper. The majority of the tracks are pure 1960's Memphis R&B and I suppose the nearest comparison band wise is with Booker T & the MG's but the horns on these Willie Mitchell tracks gives them a dimension that the MG's records don't have. Sound quality on all the tracks is excellent; unlike some budget complilatons time has been spent mastering these tracks properly.

Avery R. Young - Tubman. (2019)

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Avery R. Young - Tubman. (2019)

Avery R. Young - Tubman. (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 254 MB | Tracks: 14 | 43:52 min
Style: R&B, Soul, Funk, Pop | Label: FPE Records

Crossing the genres of House, Blues, Jazz and Rock, poet, singer and songwriter avery r. young has been on the scene in Chicago for decades, lending his pipes to albums by Catfish Haven, Marvin Tate, and many others. His debut album booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid (2013) examined race relations in the Obama-Era and featured crowd favorites such as resurrec(t) fred (for slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton Sr.) & ham sammich(es). This work led him to be co-writer and background vocalist on JC Brooks's Red, Black and Blue EP (2018) and featured vocalist on visionary composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell's Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE Records, 2017), which was named #1 jazz album of the year in the New York Times and placed in the top 5 of the NPR Jazz Critics Poll.

VA - Record Kicks Summer Soul (2019)

Posted By: ciklon5
VA - Record Kicks Summer Soul (2019)

VA - Record Kicks Summer Soul (2019)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 47:56 | 108 Mb / 282 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk / Label: Record Kicks

A collection of essential deep soul releases from the very best of the Milan based label's roster that contains all the latest singles mixed together with heavy-weight classics and obscure pearls from the vaults. Tracklist includes “Worth It” the brand new singles by Portughese soul sister Marta Ren, “Tell Me Something” by Toronto's soulstress Tanika Charles and “Your Words” by Bordeaux based enfant prodige of Soul Alexis Evans. In the tracklist also classics cuts and obscure pearls like “Everything Better in The Summertime” by Nick Pride & The Pimptones, “Trading Water” by Baby Charles, “Mamacita” by Aussie Dojo Cuts and many more.

VA - Blue Note Revisited (2004) {Blue Note/EMI} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Blue Note Revisited (2004) {Blue Note/EMI} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Blue Note Revisited (2004) {Blue Note/EMI}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 459 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 177 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz funk, electronic, hip-hop

Blue Note Revisited is a 2004 remix CD honoring Blue Note Records. Released on 20 April, 2004, each track was recreated by well known hip-hop and electronic music producers, including Dilla, Kyoto Jazz Massive, DJ Spinna, Madlib, Jazzanova, Kenny Dope, and many more.