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Bloodstone - Natural High (1973) [1996, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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Bloodstone - Natural High (1973) [1996, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Bloodstone - Natural High (1973) [1996, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:04:51 | 408,53 Mb
Label: Rhino Records (USA) | Cat.# R2 72460 | Released: 1996-07-16 (1973)

"Natural High" is the 2nd album by soul group Bloodstone. It was reissued on CD in 1996 with several bonus tracks. Recording in the summer of 1972 and released in 1973, this album would chart #2 on the Soul Album Charts, led by single "Natural High," which charted at #4 on the Soul Singles chart and #10 on the Pop chart. The song was later used by Quentin Tarantino on the soundtrack for his movie Jackie Brown.

Pamela Williams - Elixir (2006)

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Pamela Williams - Elixir (2006)

Pamela Williams - Elixir (2006)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Saxophone | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPG) | 42:12 | 315,90 Mb
Label: Shanachie (USA) | Cat.# SH-5138 | Released: 2006-03-21

While her more publicized blonde counterparts Candy Dulfer and Mindi Abair have probably gotten more thunder from the smooth jazz world and beyond, the Philly bred saxophonist has slowly emerged as a champion of a silky yet grooving, modern yet retro style best dubbed "smooth urban jazz." While Pamela Williams has been a hit from the get-go - her 1996 recording debut Saxtress earned the first of numerous accolades from the R&B world - there's no question her last two Shanachie discs have shown her at her inviting, infectious best. She made a brilliant choice on Elixir to work with keyboardist and fellow saxman David Mann, whose texturing and irresistible Philly soul ambience inspires Williams to work wonders with the punchy first single "Positive Vibe," the sexy and swaying opening track "Forbidden Fruit," and the romantic and inspirational "A Toast to Eternity."

Roy Orbison - Lonely And Blue (1961) & Crying (1962) [1993, Reissue]

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Roy Orbison - Lonely And Blue (1961) & Crying (1962) [1993, Reissue]

Roy Orbison - Lonely And Blue (1961) & Crying (1962) [1993, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Vocal, Rock & Roll | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:01:50 | 379,07 Mb
Label: Monument Records (Europe) | Cat.# 474956 2 | Released: 1993 (1961/1962)

Roy Orbison's 1961 and 1962 Monument albums, Sings Lonely and Blue and Crying, are drawn together on one CD. All of the original faults are still present, including the relatively lightweight content, but the familiar singles plus the Orbison covers of pieces such as "Love Hurts," coupled with the excellent sound, make this a good investment. And the annotation isn't bad, either.

Con Funk Shun - Touch (1980), 7 (1981) & To The Max (1982) [2CD] [2011, Remastered Reissue]

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Con Funk Shun - Touch (1980), 7 (1981) & To The Max (1982) [2CD] [2011, Remastered Reissue]

Con Funk Shun - Touch (1980), 7 (1981) & To The Max (1982) [2CD] [2011, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 02:28:19 | 991,85 Mb
Label: Robinsongs (UK) | Cat.# CDBRED519 | Released: 2011-11-28 (1980/1981/1982)

While the three other Con Funk Shun reissues from Cherry Red's Robinsongs division paired two albums, this one is a two-disc set that combines three of them: Touch (1980), Con Funk Shun 7 (1981), and To the Max (1982). For whatever reason, Spirit of Love (also 1980), the source of "Got to Be Enough," was left out of the series. These weren't among the band's best releases, though they did spawn hit singles like "Too Tight" and "Bad Lady," and the tremendous album cut "Love's Train." In addition to providing the albums in their entirety, there is a handful of bonus tracks, including the 12" versions of "Lady's Wild," "Body Lovers," and "Ms. Got the Body."

Deniece Williams - This Is Niecy (1976) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Track]

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Deniece Williams - This Is Niecy (1976) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Track]

Deniece Williams - This Is Niecy (1976) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Track]
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Disco | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:22 | 540,55 Mb
Label: Columbia/Legacy (USA) | Cat.# 82876 77625 2 | Released: 2006 (1976-08-13)

"This Is Niecy" is the debut album of American R&B singer Deniece Williams released on August 13, 1976 by Columbia Records. The album got to #3 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and #33 on the Billboard 200. As well "This Is Niecy" has been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA and Silver in the UK by the BPI. Off the album came the single "Free" which got to #1 on the UK Pop Singles chart, #2 on the US Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart and #25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The Temptations - A Song For You (1975) [1998, Remastered Reissue]

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The Temptations - A Song For You (1975) [1998, Remastered Reissue]

The Temptations - A Song For You (1975) [1998, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 38:08 | 230,18 Mb
Label: Motown (USA) | Cat.# 314530934-2 | Released: 1998-10-20 (1975-01-16)

"A Song for You" is a 1975 album by The Temptations. It features two R&B #1 hits: "Happy People" (originally intended for recording by its authors, The Commodores), and "Shakey Ground", one of the group's final R&B #1 songs. The album features then-lead singer Dennis Edwards on the title track written by Leon Russell. Also featured are Richard Street and Melvin Franklin on the track "Firefly". This album, while it was initially panned by the Rolling Stone Record Guide, proved its worth, going Gold (selling over 500,000 copies) and winning the 1976 American Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album. This was also the final album by Eddie Kendricks's replacement Damon Harris, who was let go after this album. He would rejoin his Young Tempts (aka "The Young Vandals") bandmates as Impact.