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Roberta Flack - Chapter Two (1970)

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Roberta Flack - Chapter Two (1970)

Roberta Flack - Chapter Two (1970)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Soul, R&B, Vocal Jazz | Label: Atlantic | # 1569-2 | Time: 00:38:23

A great album and the release that made Roberta Flack a major soul and R&B artist in the early '70s. She had a soft, compelling, alluring voice, and was able to convincingly switch gears and also convey anger, regret, hurt, or despair. Those who thought Flack was a one-hit wonder, or didn't think she could make the transition from doing mostly jazz to other styles, were convinced otherwise.

Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 489 Mb | Scans Included
Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, R&B | Label: Sony | # 88697569232 | Time: 03:30:06

2009 UK 5-CD album set comprised of the best selling and critically acclaimed album releases 'Nuff Said', 'To Love Somebody', 'Black Gold', 'It Is Finished' and 'Nina Simone And Piano!', each album is housed in a mini LP-style card picture sleeve with the complete set presented in a card slipcase.

Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004) [Re-Up]

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Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004) [Re-Up]

Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Label: Honest Jon's/Capitol | # HJRCD 6, 7243 594 4432 5 | Time: 00:48:26
Soul, Southern Soul, Gospel

Finally! For far too long, mega-talent soul singer Candi Staton had been lacking a comprehensive collection of her prime Southern R&B material from her glory years, 1969-1973. While it's true that Staton's chart success continued in the disco era with "Young Hearts Run Free," from 1975, that music is in a different universe from her Muscle Shoals period, when she recorded for Fame and other labels. This compilation contains 26 tracks form those hallowed years, when Staton's deep soul tomes rang up no less than 12 consecutive Billboard R&B hits, a pair of Grammy nominations, and a gold album. Like Aretha Franklin, Linda Jones, and Otis Redding, Staton's voice is the sound of emotion being ripped from the human heart and offered, bleeding and broken, pleading and yearning, to the listener. Highly recommended.

VA - Saint's Paradise: Trombone Shout Bands From The United House Of Prayer (1999)

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VA - Saint's Paradise: Trombone Shout Bands From The United House Of Prayer (1999)

VA - Saint's Paradise: Trombone Shout Bands From The United House Of Prayer (1999)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 425 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:07
Blues, Jazz, Gospel | Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Beyond jazz, blues, or gospel as most know it, this is the powerful trombone shout band music of the legendary United House of Prayer for All People. While much public attention is lavished on brass band jazz of New Orleans, these remarkable sacred shout bands of the Eastern seaboard have remained largely unheard except inside the church built by the late Bishop C.M. "Daddy" Grace. In this first-ever anthology, the top House of Prayer shout bands perform live—showing how a choir of trombone "voices" brings congregations to "one accord" of ecstasy with the Spirit.

Tori Kelly - Hiding Place (2018)

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Tori Kelly - Hiding Place (2018)

Tori Kelly - Hiding Place (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 229 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 84 Mb | 00:36:50
Pop, Soul, Gospel, Female Vocal | Label: Capitol Records, School Boy Records

It’s not unheard of for Christian and gospel singers to make the leap to pop music, but it’s a bit more rare for an artist to pivot in the opposite direction. Tori Kelly’s debut, Unbreakable Smile, was a star-studded affair aimed straight at the charts, executive-produced by Max Martin and featuring a collab with Ed Sheeran. Her second album, Hiding Place, is full-on gospel, but (good news!) Kelly’s pop ambitions remain fully intact. The orchestral-soul flourishes of opener “Masterpiece (feat. Lecrae)” and the funky R&B lilt of “Sunday” seem to proclaim that these are not your grandmother’s Sunday-go-to-meeting church songs. Even when traditional hymns are her source material, as in the devotional “Psalm 42” and the a cappella “Soul’s Anthem (It Is Well),” she transforms them into rousing, rhythmic choruses.

B.B. King - The Best Of B.B. King (1973)

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B.B. King - The Best Of B.B. King (1973)

B.B. King - The Best Of B.B. King (1973)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, R&B | Label: MCA | # DMSL 1612 | Time: 00:40:32

True, this 1973 vintage best-of album covers a ridiculously slim wedge of time in the blues king's long career. Yet this period was quite significant, for it marks the crest of B.B. King's initial entry into the pop music mass market – and this album surfs succinctly, if not comprehensively, over the high points of his turn-of-the-decade winning streak. There's a potent slice of King's triumphant Live at Cook County – one of his sassiest "How Blue Can You Get?" on records – the huge hit "The Thrill Is Gone" extracts from his surprisingly pleasing early excursions into pop/rock territory on In London and Indianola Mississippi Seeds, and plenty of flavorful electric blues ("Sweet Sixteen," "Why I Sing the Blues") at full length. There are some quirks – "Caldonia" is shortened because one of the unnamed participants on the session demanded the cut, and the "compatible stereo/quad" sound on the LP has some details drastically mixed down when it's played back in ordinary stereo.

Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set

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Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set

Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.21 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 536 Mb | Time: 03:56:31
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Audio: English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Time: 00:24:11 | 1.5 Gb
Vocal Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, R&B | Label: Legacy, RCA | # 88697 38192 2 | Scans ~ 608 Mb

To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story is a 3 CD Career Retrospective (1957-1993) including her work for Bethlehem, Colpix, Philips, RCA, CTI and Elektra, PLUS a DVD featuring the 1970 Emmy-nominated never-before-released documentary. This package includes 54 songs, 8 previously unreleased tracks, including some never recorded elsewhere. The box includes all chart hits (U.S. and U.K.) and her most famous signature songs. An added bonus are liner notes which include track-by-track commentary from Simone biographer, David Nathan, and introduction by Ed Ward, NPR's "rock & roll historian", and never-before-seen photos from her family archives, recording sessions and performances.

The Golden Gate Quartet - Music Is ??? (2019)

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The Golden Gate Quartet - Music Is ??? (2019)

The Golden Gate Quartet - Music Is ??? (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 286 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 MB | Tracks: 13 | 46:52 min
Style: Jazz, Blues, Soul, Gospel | Label: 10H10

From the open-ended question that is the title of their new album to the opening track, “Change,” it’s clear that the Golden Gate Quartet is preparing the listener for a different experience. And that’s what the listener gets on the baker’s dozen of selections that comprise Music Is ? ? ?—from traditional quartet to smooth soul/R&B to vocal group harmony.

Johnny Cash - My Mother's Hymn Book (2004)

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Johnny Cash - My Mother's Hymn Book (2004)

Johnny Cash - My Mother's Hymn Book (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Gospel, Country, Hymns | Label: American Recordings | # B0002362-02 | Time: 00:38:33

Originally included as part of the exhaustive Unearthed box set of Johnny Cash's American Records recordings, My Mother's Hymn Book is exactly what it claims to be – songs directly out of Cash's mother's old hymnal. Featuring Cash alone playing an acoustic guitar, this is a stark, beautiful, and simple album. In the liner notes, Cash calls this his favorite record he's ever made and it's clear that learning these songs as a child is what inspired his love of music. In that sense, despite no original material, these are some of the most personal songs Cash ever recorded; he even includes song-by-song commentaries that help illuminate what each track meant to him. For Merle Travis' "I Am a Pilgrim" Cash writes, "It's one of those old country gospel classics that my mother sang, that I knew I would record it someday." Of course, Cash recorded gospel songs before this album, as in 1959 with Hymns by Johnny Cash and again in 1962 with Hymns From the Heart and he usually included one gospel track per album.

Blinddog Smokin' - Up From The Tracks (2011)

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Blinddog Smokin' - Up From The Tracks (2011)

Blinddog Smokin' - Up From The Tracks (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 460 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 227 Mb
Full Scans ~ 119 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, R&B, Jazz | Caroland Enterprises #884501471022

The latest recording project from Blinddog Smokin' in elegant packaging replete with photos, notes, lyrics. All original music covering electric blues, funk, jazz, and gospel. Blinddog Smokin’, known for its intense presentation, dynamic volume swings, and humorous storytelling, brings anywhere from six to ten performers to its shows, and often features in addition, famous guest blues artists like Bobby Rush, Carl Weathersby, Sherman Robertson and Billy Branch. For several summers, award winning British sensation, Oli Brown toured with Blinddog. The big Blinddog bus has carried on tour such notables as Zora Young, Miss Blues, Aynsley Lister, and Holland’s Coen Wolters. The shows are innovative, always colorful, and often dramatic, and in one night may feature many configurations, looks, and song styles.

Candi Staton - His Hand (2006) [Re-Up]

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Candi Staton - His Hand (2006) [Re-Up]

Candi Staton - His Hand (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans ~ 207 Mb
Southern Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Honest Jons/EMI | # 0946 356257 2 1 | Time: 00:44:02

The successful self-titled reissue of Fame-era material released in early 2004 allowed Candi Staton to make this, her first secular album in several years. Where 1999's Outside In was a way to take advantage of her unplanned return to the clubs – a couple singles released during the '90s used a vocal she recorded for a documentary about a man's struggle with life-threatening obesity – His Hands is 100 percent Southern soul. Staton involves several family members and longtime associates, including son Marcus Williams (a seasoned drummer who has played with her for years), daughter Cassandra Hightower, sister Maggie Staton Peebles, and Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section organist Barry Beckett. It might be surprising to see that Lambchop's Mark Nevers produced the session, and that Lambchop ally Lloyd Barry arranged the horns, but both men have done extensive work with Staton's peers in the gospel world.

The Mule Newman Band - Mule Train (2001)

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The Mule Newman Band - Mule Train (2001)

The Mule Newman Band - Mule Train (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 376 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans ~ 64 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Funky Blues, Soul, Blues Rock | Mule Music #793033104929

Hammond-driven Blues Band with soulful vocals, stinging guitar, stylish harp and groove drums. Dennis Newman began his professional career in music at age twelve as a drummer/singer when he formed a pop group called "The Runaways", and played local events in his hometown of Rye, New York. He later switched from drums to keyboards and founded another rock band, "The Saratoga Wrecking Crew", and performed at high school and college dances. He also took up harmonica and fronted the "Odds ‘n Ends", a rock'n'roll band gigging throughout the New York/New England area…

Rev. Gary Davis - Rev. Gary Davis At Home and Church 1962-1967 (2010) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

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Rev. Gary Davis - Rev. Gary Davis At Home and Church 1962-1967 (2010) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

Rev. Gary Davis - Rev. Gary Davis At Home and Church 1962-1967 (2010) 3 CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.11 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 525 Mb | Scans included | 03:34:31
Acoustic Blues, Folk Blues, Gospel | Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop | # SGGW 130/1/2

Rare recordings made by Stefan Grossman of Rev. Gary Davis at home and at his storefront church. This three CD collection presents blues, rags, gospel, tin pan alley and folk tunes as well as Rev. Davis preaching in church. A very unique and complete portrait of this legendary musician.

Jonny Lang - Turn Around (2006)

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Jonny Lang - Turn Around (2006)

Jonny Lang - Turn Around (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans ~ 156 Mb
Label: A&M Records | # B0007292-02 | Time: 00:55:07
Blues-Rock, Gospel, R&B, Contemporary Blues

On 2003's Long Time Coming, Jonny Lang made the first turn from his rap as an itinerant blues-rocker to being a spiritually inspired rock and pop songwriter. Producer Marti Frederiksen took Lang's tunes and glossed them to the breaking point, leaving the album an unfocused gobbledygook set of songs that had no center. Three years later, Lang returns with Turn Around. And the title does not refer to him turning back to his blues guitar slinger roots. Instead, the title refers to the biblical term that is the definition of the word "repent." (No mistake.) Lang's overt spirituality comes ringing through the mix created by Drew Ramsey Lang and Shannon Sanders. Turn Around is funkier, dressed in contemporary gospel, gritty rock and yes, the blues. Lang's still got a way to go as a songwriter, but the material here is infinitely better than it was on his last outing.

Georgina Peach & The Savoys - I'm on My Way (2019)

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Georgina Peach & The Savoys - I'm on My Way (2019)

Georgina Peach & The Savoys - I'm on My Way (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Artwork: front cover | 222 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 33:48 | 81 mb
Soul, Gospel, R&B | Label: El Toro Records

The debut album of Georgina Peach & The Savoy's "I'm On My Way" was released on El Toro Records in early 2019 and was well received.