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Anita Baker - Compositions (1990)

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Anita Baker - Compositions (1990)

Anita Baker - Compositions (1990)
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 50:36 | 397,69 Mb
Label: Elektra (USA) | Cat.# 9 60922-2 | Released: 1990-06-12

"Compositions" is the 4th album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. The album peaked at #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in 1990, making it Baker's third platinum selling album. The album also won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1991 Grammy Awards. Compositions would be the last album and collaboration between Baker and longtime producer Michael J. Powell.

Luther Vandross - Forever, For Always, For Love (1982) [2001, Remastered Reissue]

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Luther Vandross - Forever, For Always, For Love (1982) [2001, Remastered Reissue]

Luther Vandross - Forever, For Always, For Love (1982) [2001, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 43:49 | 342,50 Mb
Label: Epic/Legacy (USA) | Cat.# EK 85383 | Released: 2001-07-24 (1982-09-21)

"Forever, for Always, for Love" is the 2nd studio album by American R&B singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, released on September 21, 1982, by Epic Records. It became Vandross' second album to chart in the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 and was his second album to top the R&B Albums chart where it spent three weeks. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA, and earned Vandross his third nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, but lost to Marvin Gaye for his song "Sexual Healing".

Roberta Flack - Quiet Fire (1971) [1991, Reissue]

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Roberta Flack - Quiet Fire (1971) [1991, Reissue]

Roberta Flack - Quiet Fire (1971) [1991, Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 42:13 | 349,57 Mb
Label: Atlantic Records (USA) | Cat.# 1594-2 | Released: 1991-02-01 (1971-11-09)

"Quiet Fire" is the 3rd studio album by American singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, released in November 1971 by Atlantic Records. It was recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, Regent Studios, and The Hit Factory in New York City. The album peaked at #18 on the Billboard Top LPs & Tape, and its single "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" charted at #76 on the Hot 100.

The McCrarys - Loving Is Living (1978) & On The Other Side (1979) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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The McCrarys - Loving Is Living (1978) & On The Other Side (1979) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

The McCrarys - Loving Is Living (1978) & On The Other Side (1979) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 01:17:00 | 558,72 Mb
Label: Funky Town Grooves (USA) | Cat.# CSS-001 | Released: 2012 (1978/1979)

The McCrarys (Linda, Alfred, Sam, and Charity McCrary, and sometimes Howard McCrary) were a gospel family group out of Los Angeles whose hip and urban style in the late '70s was well ahead of its time. Naturally, as a result, they never saw tremendous commercial success. This set combines two of the group's albums, 1978's Loving Is Living and 1979's On the Other Side, in a single package.

Leroy Hutson - Closer To The Source (1978) [1997, Digitally Remastered]

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Leroy Hutson - Closer To The Source (1978) [1997, Digitally Remastered]

Leroy Hutson - Closer To The Source (1978) [1997, Digitally Remastered]
R&B, Soul, Chicago Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 37:44 | 228,14 Mb
Label: Charly Records (EU) | Cat.# CPCD 8310 | Released: 1997-11-10 (1978)

"Closer to the Source" is the 6th solo album by Leroy Hutson. It was released in February 1978 on Curtom Records.

Aretha Franklin - A Deeper Love: The Best Of Aretha Franklin [2CD] (2009)

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Aretha Franklin - A Deeper Love: The Best Of Aretha Franklin [2CD] (2009)

Aretha Franklin - A Deeper Love: The Best Of Aretha Franklin [2CD] (2009)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic, House | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 02:30:59 | 1,19 Gb
Label: Sony Music/Camden Deluxe (EU) | Cat.# 88697536552 | Released: 2009-06-15

Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul because, well, that's exactly what she is, and her legacy is built on the amazing late-'60s hits she had with Atlantic Records, a run of undisputed classics like "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," and "Think." She had a few chart hits here and there most notably "Who's Zoomin' Who" and "Jump to It" after her contract with Atlantic ended in the late '70s, and she's never been less than a simply astounding singer, but her 1960s sides are easily the high-water mark of her long career, so it's disappointing to find none of those classic tracks here in this two-disc set, and one could therefore argue convincingly that this package isn't at all "the best of Aretha Franklin." What it is, actually, is a nice survey of the key tracks from her post-Atlantic years, and it's impressive, sure, but one still wants to hear those amazing Atlantic sides. They're that good, and truth be known, they eclipse most of what's presented here.

Natalie Cole - Dangerous (1985)

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Natalie Cole - Dangerous (1985)

Natalie Cole - Dangerous (1985)
R&B, Pop/Rock, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 36:43 | 416,32 Mb
Label: ATCO/Modern Records (USA) | Cat.# 90270-2 | Released: 1985-05-15

"Dangerous" is a 1985 album by American singer Natalie Cole released on May 15, 1985 through the Atco Records-distributed Modern Records label. The album reached peak positions of #140 on the Billboard 200 and #48 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

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.

Earth Wind & Fire - Greatest Hits (1998)

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Earth Wind & Fire - Greatest Hits (1998)

Earth Wind & Fire - Greatest Hits (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 511 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm, Disco | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # CK 65779 | 01:10:29

Columbia's 1998 collection of Earth, Wind & Fire's Greatest Hits in many ways stands as the group's definitive compilation. Even though there have been more extensive overviews of the group's work, such as the triple-disc set The Eternal Dance, this is the first collection to contain all of the group's biggest hits on one disc. All but one ("Love Music") of the ten songs from 1978's The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire are included, while six of the ten songs from The Best Of, Vol. 2 are featured; the remaining two cuts on the 17-track collection are the minor early single "Kalimba Story" and the album cut "Gratitude." These are fine additions to the album, but the true meat of the collection lies in the hits – "Shining Star," "That's the Way of the World," "Sing a Song," "Getaway," "Got to Get You Into My Life," "September," "Boogie Wonderland," "After the Love Has Gone," "Let's Groove," and so many others. They might not be presented in chronological order (the only flaw in this otherwise flawless collection), but it's a sheer delight to have all of the hits on one terrifically entertaining and valuable disc.

Peabo Bryson - Straight From The Heart (1984) {W.-Germany Target CD}

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Peabo Bryson - Straight From The Heart (1984) {W.-Germany Target CD}

Peabo Bryson - Straight From The Heart (1984) {W.-Germany Target CD}
R&B, Soul, Pop, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 35:03 | 308,96 Mb
Label: Elektra/Asylum Records/PolyGram (W.-Germany) | Cat.# 9 60362-2 | Released: 1984-05-15

"Straight from the Heart" is the tenth full-length album by R&B/soul singer-songwriter Peabo Bryson. It was released in May 1984 on Elektra Records, his first of four discs for the label. The album peaked at #44 on the US Billboard 200, and featured three singles: his first top ten pop hit "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" (also #6 R&B, and #1 Adult contemporary), "Slow Dancin'" (#82 pop, #35 R&B), and "Learning the Ways of Love", which failed to chart. Bryson himself co-produced the record, as well as writing five of the eight songs himself and playing keyboards throughout the album.

Peabo Bryson - Through The Fire (1994) [Japan]

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Peabo Bryson - Through The Fire (1994) [Japan]

Peabo Bryson - Through The Fire (1994) [Japan]
R&B, Pop/Rock, Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 57:14 | 479,69 Mb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# SRCS 6820 | Released: 1994-07-07 (1994-06-14)

Peabo Bryson has had an amazing couple of years, collecting both Oscars and Grammys for chart-topping duets with Celine Dion ("Beauty & The Beast") and Regina Belle ("A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)"). Those and jazz/pop charter "By Time This Night Is Over," which was on Kenny G’s "Breathless" album, are included on a strong "Through The Fire" album that dishes up the greatest hits, plus a few that someday may be. Among the new tunes are Diane Warren-penned first single “Why Goodbye” and Bryson originals "Same Ol' Love," a sultry delight, and sax-spiced "Spanish Eyes."

Pleasure - Joyous (1977) Remastered Reissue 2010

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Pleasure - Joyous (1977) Remastered Reissue 2010

Pleasure - Joyous (1977) Remastered Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Jazz Funk, Quiet Storm, Soul | Label: Fantasy/BGP | # CDBGP 211 | 00:41:10

The 1970s saw a plethora of great funk and jazz albums that for somewhat mystifying reasons have failed to be reissued. Sitting at home one night it occurred to me that we had better get a move on and get them out. With this in mind we are launching BGP Funk and Soul Classics: long out-of-print albums on CD featuring the very best mastering, great packaging and some nifty sleeve notes to let you know where the album fits into the scheme of things. Our first batch of releases come from the extensive catalogue of Fantasy Records and feature a host of albums that are sought after by collectors the world over.

One Way - Love Is...One Way (1981) [2013, Digitally Remastered Reissue]

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One Way - Love Is...One Way (1981) [2013, Digitally Remastered Reissue]

One Way - Love Is…One Way (1981) [2013, Digitally Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 38:46 | 241,01 Mb
Label: MCA/PTG Records (Netherlands) | Cat.# PTG 34155 | Released: 2013-04-22 (1981)

Abbreviating their name from the earlier One Way Featuring Al Hudson just in time for the 1980s, One Way emerged in 1981 with the grossly overlooked and underrated Love Is…One Way LP. Continuing to focus on the smooth vocal harmonies and sweet soul rhythms that had long been their forte, the Detroit group brought the album into the Top 20 in March, their highest spot. With most of the set laying in a cocoon of mid- and slow-tempo urban soul, Love Is…One Way meanders from the sleepy and sweet title track to the more emotive "My Lady," which captures an easy, breezy style reminiscent of the Chi-Lites.

Peabo Bryson - Can You Stop The Rain (1991) [Japan]

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Peabo Bryson - Can You Stop The Rain (1991) [Japan]

Peabo Bryson - Can You Stop The Rain (1991) [Japan]
R&B, Pop/Rock, Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 57:14 | 457,89 Mb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# SRCS 5456 | Released: 1991-06-20 (1991-06-04)

Having returned to Capitol Records for 1989's All My Love and enjoyed a career uptick, Peabo Bryson moved again to Columbia Records, where he completed his comeback to the commercial status he had enjoyed in the early '80s. Bryson seemed to have reconciled himself to the public's view of him as primarily a balladeer, and he delivered the goods, especially on the title track, a #1 R&B hit, and on the Cynthia Weil/Barry Mann tune "Closer Than Close," which also hit the R&B Top Ten. (Bryson helped his own cause considerably by involving himself in the writing and production of five of the 11 songs.) The album topped the R&B charts, and although Bryson still had trouble crossing over to the pop charts, it was his biggest seller in seven years. The album's success, however, was quickly overshadowed by Bryson's soundtrack work, as he placed hits from the Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin scores in the charts later in 1991 and 1992.

Pleasure - Special Things (1980) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

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Pleasure - Special Things (1980) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Pleasure - Special Things (1980) [2013, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Quiet Storm, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 35:36 | 281,26 Mb
Label: BGP Records (EU) | Cat.# CDBGPM 260 | Released: 2013-11-25 (1980)

Released as part of BGP's Jazz & Funk Classics series, "Special Things" was Pleasure's final album for Fantasy Records and was a continuation of the futuristic funk sound that had dominated their successful Future Now album. Containing two R&B hit singles, Yearnin Burnin and Now You Choose Me , the album was a Top 30 hit in the R&B album listings. The Portland, Oregon group demonstrate that they were able to develop their funk sound for the 1980s, carrying on from the success they had enjoyed with numbers such as Glide, Ghettos Of The Mind and Joyous.