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Al Green - Love Is Reality (1992)

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Al Green - Love Is Reality (1992)

Al Green - Love Is Reality (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 292 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: R&B, Soul, Gospel | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Word/Epic (EK 48860)

After years of refusing to sing anything but gospel, Green decided the time had finally come to fuse the godly and the secular elements of his soul. Love Is Reality made an overt play for the mainstream R&B market. Unfortunately, Christian dance-pop producer Tim Miner works from formulas, while Green runs on inspiration. Green sounded great, but the final result paled in comparison to the rest of his catalog.

Little Willie John - Fever: The Best Of Little Willie John (1993) {Rhino R271511 rec 1955-1962}

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Little Willie John - Fever: The Best Of Little Willie John (1993) {Rhino R271511 rec 1955-1962}

Little Willie John - Fever: The Best Of Little Willie John (1993) {Rhino R271511 rec 1955-1962}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 125 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955-62, 1993 King Records / Rhino Records | R2 71511
Early R'n'B / Doo-Wop / Roots / Gospel / Urban Blues

Little Willie John had a commanding delivery, remarkable projection and a charismatic sound that was both instantly recognizable and unforgettable. His magical singles are all contained on this superb 20-track anthology, arguably the best single-disc set of John material available. It includes his best-known song, "Fever" (Peggy Lee's cover version became a huge smash), plus such marvelous numbers such as "Home at Last," "Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me)" and "You Hurt Me." While John was a dynamic heartache wailer, he could also do excellent dance/novelty and double-entendre tunes such as "Let's Rock While the Rockin's Good" and "Leave My Kitten Alone." This anthology demonstrates why he's still held in such high regard throughout the world of R&B and soul.

Deniece Williams - Gonna Take A Miracle: The Best Of Deniece Williams (1996)

Posted By: popsakov
Deniece Williams - Gonna Take A Miracle: The Best Of Deniece Williams (1996)

Deniece Williams - Gonna Take A Miracle: The Best Of Deniece Williams (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 455 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans ~ 106 Mb | 01:12:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Gospel, Pop | Columbia / Legacy #CK 64839

This 16-track, 72-and-a-half-minute compilation contains Deniece Williams' two number one pop/R&B hits, "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" (a duet with Johnny Mathis), as well as her remake of "It's Gonna Take a Miracle," an R&B number one and Top Ten pop hit, and "Free," which just missed the top of the R&B chart and made the pop Top 40. Otherwise, the collection is somewhat idiosyncratic, compilation producer Leo Sacks' idea of Williams' best, rather than her greatest hits. Her success on the R&B singles chart, where she scored 18 Top 40 hits, is shortchanged, as the set fails to contain such major R&B hits as "Never Say Never" and "You're All I Need to Get By."

B.B. King - Sings Spirituals (1960) Expanded, Remastered 2006

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B.B. King - Sings Spirituals (1960) Expanded, Remastered 2006

B.B. King - Sings Spirituals (1960) Expanded, Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Black Gospel, Spirituals, Blues Gospel | Label: Ace | # CDCHM 1093 | Time: 00:50:21

The Spirituals as B.B. King's 4th Crown LP, recorded in 1959 as a dedicated gospel album. The song selection literally represents a greatest hits package of the time, ranging from classics such as 'Precious Lord' and 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot' to no less than 6 staples from the repertoire of the highly respected 5 Blind Boys of Mississippi. Includes 8 bonus tracks.

Al Green - I Get Joy (1989)

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Al Green - I Get Joy (1989)

Al Green - I Get Joy (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 237 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Soul, Funk, Gospel | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: A&M Records (CD 5228)

The '80s found Al Green again connecting to pop and R&B audiences with his brand of charming and sometimes erotic gospel. After signing with the independent A&M in 1985, Green seemed to grow a little tired of straight-ahead gospel fare and satisfied his yen for pop by way of covers or songs with ambiguous meanings. I Get Joy follows the trend. The ballad "You're Everything to Me" could either be about God or a woman, but he does a nice high-pitched vocal on it. The resigned yet fatalistic "The End Is Near" finds Green snatching the music from the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There." The title track is a rousing old-time gospel tune with churning organs juxtaposed by synthesizers; of course, it also has Green doing some great riffs and growling, "I feel good today"…

The Bailes Brothers - Remember Me: The Legendary King Sessions 1946 (2012) {Bear Family Records BCD17132AH}

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The Bailes Brothers - Remember Me: The Legendary King Sessions 1946 (2012) {Bear Family Records BCD17132AH}

The Bailes Brothers - Remember Me: The Legendary King Sessions 1946 (2012) {Bear Family Records BCD17132AH}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 227 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 116 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1946, 2012 King / Gusto / Bear Family Records | BCD 17132 AH
Country / Old-time Music / Gospel / Classic Hillbilly / Bluegrass

After an unsatisfying run at Columbia Records – partially stifled due to ramifications of World War II – the Bailes Brothers signed with King in 1946 and set about recording a series of seminal bluegrass sessions. Bear Family reissued these in two separate sets: Remember Me, which covers 1946, and Standing Somewhere in the Shadows, which covers 1953 and beyond (they had previously chronicled the Columbia recordings). On Remember Me, the fruits of their weekend-long session in late summer/early fall of 1946 are presented in their entirety.

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.

The Legendary Ingramettes - Take A Look In the Book (2020) {Virginia Folklife Program}

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The Legendary Ingramettes - Take A Look In the Book (2020) {Virginia Folklife Program}

The Legendary Ingramettes - Take A Look In the Book (2020) {Virginia Folklife Program}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 398 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 129 mb
Genre: gospel

Take A Look In The Book is the 2020 album by The Legendary Ingramettes. This was put out by the Virginia Folklife Program.

Marty Grebb - Smooth Sailin' (1999)

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Marty Grebb - Smooth Sailin' (1999)

Marty Grebb - Smooth Sailin' (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 416 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 181 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B / Soul-Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Contemporary Blues
Telarc #CD-83478

Smooth Sailin' is the debut release by multi-instrumentalist Marty Grebb. Back in the mid-'60s, Grebb was a founding member of the pop band the Buckinghams, and was also a backup musician who played with the Dells, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, and Willie Nelson, to name a few. On his Telarc debut, Grebb plays piano, B-3, a bevy of saxophones, and guitar, and also handles lead vocals. He surrounds himself with high-profile guests, including Raitt, Taj Mahal, Steve Cropper, Amos Garrett, and Rick Braun. The 13 tunes are all originals by Grebb or are co-written by him, and range from horn-saturated soul-blues, lazy New Orleans grooves, and gospel-funk to smooth radio-ready contemporary blues.

VA - American Heartbeat 1958 (2014) 2CDs

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VA - American Heartbeat 1958 (2014) 2CDs

VA - American Heartbeat 1958 (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 553 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 321 Mb | Scans included | 02:04:39
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Pop, Early Pop/Rock | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD233

Rock'n'roll was born in the United States - and 1958 was the year it was exported to the rest of the world. Buddy Holly, who kicks off our first disc with 'Rave On', hit British shores in March with the force of a musical hurricane. Following closely behind him were the like of The Chordettes, Bobby Day, The Everly Brothers and Connie Francis, all included here on this 2 disc compilation.

Alex Bradford - Rainbow In The Sky (1992)

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Alex Bradford - Rainbow In The Sky (1992)

Alex Bradford - Rainbow In The Sky (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:08:11
Gospel, Black Gospel | Label: Specialty | # SPCD-7015-2

Only "What Makes a Man Turn His Back on God?," which features Bessie Griffin, has been previously released. But any number of those 23 sides could have been issued with success (only "Dinner, Mr. Rupe?," a half-minute of studio byplay, wouldn't). The earlier, slightly longer take of "Too Close to Heaven" is especially interesting to compare to the hit; too sweet how Bradford whittled almost 30 seconds out of a performance already in fine fighting trim. Superb annotation by gospel historian Anthony Heilbut offers an insightful history of Bradford and his sound and also gets down to cases about various tracks.

Aretha Franklin - Take A Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia (1960-1965) {11CD+DVD Box Set Columbia rel 2011}

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Aretha Franklin - Take A Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia (1960-1965) {11CD+DVD Box Set Columbia rel 2011}

Aretha Franklin - Take A Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia (1960-1965) {11CD+DVD Box Set Columbia rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.16 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.38 Gb
DVD5 -> 990 Mb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | LPCM, 2 ch | ~ 16 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 447 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960-65, 2011 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88697792792
R&B / Soul / Jazz / Gospel / Deep Soul / Quiet Storm / Soul Blues / Southern Soul

Aretha Franklin has simply been one of the greatest singers of the modern generation, and whether bringing her powerful, passionate voice to bear on gospel standards, songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, pop ditties, or deep Southern soul and R&B, she has always had the presence – much like Ray Charles – to make anything she touches unmistakably hers. Franklin began her career in gospel when she was still a teenager, and her amazing vocal talents, coupled with her fine piano playing, marked her as a once-in-a-lifetime kind of artist, qualities very apparent to legendary talent scout John Hammond, who signed her to Columbia Records.

Ruthie Foster - Live At The Paramount (2020)

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Ruthie Foster - Live At The Paramount (2020)

Ruthie Foster - Live At The Paramount (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 431 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | 01:04:14
Blues, Soul, Female Vocal | Label: Blue Corn Music

Three-time Grammy nominee Кuthie Аoster иrings her big band — and her glam — To go live at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX. Featuring arrangements by Miles Davis alum John Beasley and bandleader John Mills, Foster’s latest evokes Sinatra, Ellington, Ella and other swing-era greats on collection of favorite originals and dynamic covers.

Brother Claude Ely - Satan Get Back! (2011) {King--Ace Records CDCHD456 rec 1953-1962}

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Brother Claude Ely - Satan Get Back! (2011) {King--Ace Records CDCHD456 rec 1953-1962}

Brother Claude Ely - Satan Get Back! (2011) {King–Ace Records CDCHD456 rec 1953-1962}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 413 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953-62, 2011 King Records / Ace Records | CDCHD 456
Gospel / Country / Country Gospel / Rock & Roll / Rockabilly

One of the only examples of Brother Claude Ely's work available on CD, Satan Get Back! is a recording of an actual gospel revival meeting held in Ely's Free Pentecostal Church of God in Cumberland, KY, in 1953. Complete with Ely's between-song sermonizings and exhalations, as well as prayers offered by other congregation members, this exists as the most complete document of Ely's dynamic stage presence.

Al Kooper - Naked Songs (1973) Japanese Remastered 2003

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Al Kooper - Naked Songs (1973) Japanese Remastered 2003

Al Kooper - Naked Songs (1973) Japanese Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb | Scans ~ 103 Mb
Label: Sony Records Int'l | # MHCP 19 | Time: 00:37:00
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Naked Songs represents the other end of Al Kooper's early career from I Stand Alone. Where that first album was recorded very gradually at the outset of his solo career, soon after exiting Blood, Sweat & Tears, Naked Songs was a much more cohesive work (cut in New York and Georgia) from the end of his stay at Columbia Records. Ironically, it was a contractually obligated album, but never one to throw away an opportunity, Kooper embraced soul, gospel, blues, pop, and even country music in the course of filling its two sides. Playing his usual array of instruments, including loud, note-bending blues guitar and gospel-tinged organ on "As the Years Go Passing By," he effortlessly switches gears to the smoother pop-soul sound of "Jolie," then straight country with a blues tinge on "Blind Baby." John Prine's grim and uncompromising "Sam Stone" gets an extraordinary performance, but the real surprise is the presence of Sam Cooke's Soul Stirrers-era gospel classic "Touch the Hem of His Garment".