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Florence + the Machine - Lungs (2009) [Re-Up]

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Florence + the Machine - Lungs (2009) [Re-Up]

Florence + the Machine - Lungs (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:15
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Art Pop, Neo-Soul | Label: Universal-Island | # 00602527112398

2009 debut album from the hotly tipped UK outfit fonted by Florence Welch. Lungs, produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford and Steve Mackay, is an intoxicating mix of delicate fragility, dark humor and twisted Tim Burton style fairy-tales. From the live favourite 'You've Got The Love' to the raw Blues-tinged 'Girl With One Eye' to the beautifully painful 'Between Two Lungs', the album is crammed with crowd pleasers. Also boasting fresh tracks like new single 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)', 'Drumming' - with its epic denseness, the terrifyingly brilliant 'Howl' and 'Hurricane Drunk' with it's paradoxical charms of heartbreak, love and loss, Lungs promises to leave us wanting more of the insanely captivating Florence Welch.

Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band - Foot Stompin' Soul (2006) {Remastered}

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Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band - Foot Stompin' Soul (2006) {Remastered}

Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band - Foot Stompin' Soul (2006) {Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 851 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 360 Mb
Full Scans ~ 45 Mb | 01:13:50 + 01:15:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul, Pop | Sanctuary Records / Castle Music #CMDDD1304

Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band were an English-based soul band, active from 1965 to 1968. The Ram Jam Band were formed around 1964 by Pete Gage and Geoff Pullum. Before taking on Geno Washington, whom Pete knew from performing the Bentwaters USAF Base, they had Jamaican Blue Beat singer by the name of Errol Dixon front the band as they embarked on the London club circuit. Pete approached Geno to finance his demobbing to the States and to return to front the band as it seemed essential to have an American to perform US soul rather than the West Indian alternatives in London at that time.

Maria Muldaur - Steady Love (2011) [Re-Up]

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Maria Muldaur - Steady Love (2011) [Re-Up]

Maria Muldaur - Steady Love (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 417 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:40
Contemporary Blues, R&B, Blues-Rock | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1346

The sounds of New Orleans have always been in Maria Muldaur's blood and catalog. Dr. John appeared on her first solo album back in 1974 and she arguably hit a career high point on her first full-fledged love letter to the city, 1992's Louisiana Love Call. She returns to the Crescent City for this 2011 release, employing veteran New Orleans keyboardist Dave Torkanowsky as musical director and "facilitator" and returning to the swampy "Bluesiana music" sound that includes heavy doses of gospel and blues along with touches of jazz, soul, and funk. This is a major shift from her past two acoustic jug band releases and plays to her sultry strengths as a vocalist who can convincingly sing any style of music she feels passionate about. Muldaur revisits a few tracks she has previously recorded (an earlier version of "As an Eagle Stirreth in Her Nest" was included on 1976's Sweet Harmony) but with a band that features guitarist Shane Theriot and Subdudes bassist Johnny Allen, they and the rest of the handpicked material boil with fresh enthusiasm.

Various Artists - It's A Man's Man's World: Connoisseur Soul Collection, Vol. 3 (1993)

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Various Artists - It's A Man's Man's World: Connoisseur Soul Collection, Vol. 3 (1993)

Various Artists - It's A Man's Man's World: Connoisseur Soul Collection, Vol. 3 (1993)
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:06:53 | 400,46 Mb
Label: Connoisseur Collection (UK) | Cat.# RNB CD 103 | Released: 1993-07-15

The seeds of soul music, were nurtured in the garden of gospel and planted in the R&B field in the 1950s by such artists as The Dominoes, Five Royales, Ray Charles and James Brown. Early in the next decade the music blossomed in America, and by the mid- 1960s it was spreading around the world. It was the music of black America, and this album showcases many of the men who made the 1960s and 1970s such a soulful era.

Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection (2011)

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Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection (2011)

Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Early R&B, Blues | Label: Virgin | # 5099909851924 | Time: 00:38:40

This 15-track compilation focuses on the earliest sessions recorded by Etta James for Modern Records between 1955 and 1957. James was only a teenager when she first recorded for the L.A.-based label. Her youthful exuberance and powerhouse delivery still generate that initial excitement captured on these remastered versions of "The Wallflower (Roll with Me Henry)," "The Pick-Up," "W-O-M-A-N," and "Good Rockin' Daddy." This set is a great introduction to James' early raw recordings; however, it excludes a few tracks from the superior The Best of the Modern Years on Metro Blue.

Jamie Lidell - Jim (2008) [Japanese Edition]

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Jamie Lidell - Jim (2008) [Japanese Edition]

Jamie Lidell - Jim (2008) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 317 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers - 69 MB
Genre: Soul, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-194L)

Some electronic producers spend their entire careers building up a roster of instruments, legions of samples, and more gear than any bedroom studio could possibly fit. Jamie Lidell has apparently been reducing not only his equipment list to its basics, but his production style, so it includes a minimum of things that you need to program (much less plug in). Of course, that jives with his gradual blossoming as an unhinged soul singer on 2005's Multiply, which has only blossomed further for 2008's Jim, a neo-soul record that sounds like it was recorded live, in the kind of studio that each of the album's seven to eight musicians actually could fit into. Part of this is the result of Lidell and co-producer Mocky's ability to record so well that the production doesn't stand out by itself, but simply works as a vehicle for the songs…

Whitney Houston - Whitney (1987) {Japan Press For US}

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Whitney Houston - Whitney (1987) {Japan Press For US}

Whitney Houston - Whitney (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 389 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Synth-Pop | Arista Records #ARCD 8405

Whitney Houston became an international star with this album. It sold more than ten million copies around the world, yielded a string of number one hit singles across the board like "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," "Didn't We Almost Have It All," and "Love Will Save the Day," and established Houston as the era's top female star. She later went on to more than solidify that status, with other hit albums and a budding film career. While this is a far cry from soul, it's the ultimate in polished, super-produced urban contemporary material.

Malia - The Garden of Eve (2020)

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Malia - The Garden of Eve (2020)

Malia - The Garden of Eve (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 231.01 Mb + 10.33 Mb (Scans) | 42:17
Jazz, Funk / Soul | Label: MPS Recordings - 0214141MS1

"My heart beats for a lot of things. I think that’s because I’m coming from a mixed heritage marriage. I have never felt that I am one thing or the other, I’m rather a fusion of both and my music reflects that. It feels like I am evolving as a human being and although music is merely a mean of expression, I like the idea of ​​resonating with it–if its pace suits me. Blues has always been dear to my heart: it's a cathartic experience, precious and profound, whether it's playing it or listen to it on the radio! When I first heard Billie Holiday sing ’Blue Moon’, I could feel it with every cell of my body.

Robert Palmer - 'Addictions': Volume 1 (1989) [Re-Up]

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Robert Palmer - 'Addictions': Volume 1 (1989) [Re-Up]

Robert Palmer - "Addictions" Volume I (1989) Germany 1st Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb
Label: Island | # 842 301-2, CID 9944 | Time: 00:51:41 | Scans included
Dance-Rock, Pop Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, New Wave

Thanks in part to Robert Palmer's hand in the process of compiling Addictions, Vol. 1, this early best-of is a fine peek into the musical passions that made Palmer tick. The 13 songs that make up the collection are mostly first-rate, and at the very least they present to a newcomer the eclecticism and style that made Palmer so consistently interesting. Since its genesis was 1989, the highlighted albums are Palmer's Island releases from 1978 to 1988: Double Fun, Secrets, Clues, Maybe It's Live, Pride, Riptide, Heavy Nova, and the soundtrack to Sweet Lies. Appropriately, the thundering, menacing "Some Like It Hot" from the Power Station's debut is included, though it's somewhat of a mystery as to why the band's T. Rex cover, "Get It On (Bang a Gong)," doesn't make an appearance. Only that song and "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" seem like obvious omissions. The latter would appear on the remix-heavy Addictions, Vol. 2, but the former wouldn't appear on a career sampler until 1997's The Very Best of Robert Palmer. Otherwise, the collection is nearly perfect.

Tom Jones - A-Tom-ic Jones (1966) {1989, Reissue}

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Tom Jones - A-Tom-ic Jones (1966) {1989, Reissue}

Tom Jones - A-Tom-ic Jones (1966) {1989, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 348 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans ~ 89 Mb | 00:50:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul | Deram #820 556-2

A-Tom-Ic Jones, Jones' cleverly titled third album, featured no major hit singles and failed to chart in the U.S. Jones sings well, but he doesn't have the material to match his performance, making the album noticeably weaker than his first two collections.

Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials (2011)

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Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials (2011)

Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:03
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop, Neo Soul | Label: Island, Luv Luv Luv | # 00602527850139

There’s a point just past the halfway mark on “Shake It Out,” the rousing first single from Florence + the Machine's second studio release, when the swelling guitars, organs, and strings, staccato percussion, and Florence Welch's air-raid siren of a voice lock up in a herculean battle over which one is going to launch itself into the stratosphere first. It’s a contest that plays out at least once on each of Ceremonials' immaculately produced 12 tracks. Such carefully calculated moments of rhapsody would dissolve into redundant treacle in less capable hands, but Welch does emotional bombast better than any of her contemporaries, and when she wails into the black abyss above, the listener can’t help but return the call. Bigger and bolder than 2009’s excellent Lungs, Ceremonials rolls in like fog over the Thames, doling out a heavy-handed mix of Brit-pop-infused neo-soul anthems and lush, movie trailer-ready ballads that fuse the bluesy, electro-despair of Adele with the ornate, gothic melodrama of Kate Bush and Floodland-era Sisters of Mercy.

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1970-1971 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

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VA - Singers & Songwriters 1970-1971 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1970-1971 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 535 Mb | Scans included
Label: Time-Life/Universal | # 25912-D 3145458912 INO2 | 01:30:39
Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Soul, Folk

For the compilers of Time-Life Music's Singers & Songwriters series, which – more or less – chronicles the 1970s singer/songwriter movement, the 24-month period 1970-1971 marked the real birth of that trend, with the popular emergence of such defining figures as James Taylor, Carole King, Carly Simon, John Denver, and Cat Stevens, all of whom had their first big hits in the style included here.

VA - If I Have To Wreck L.A. : Kent and Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol.2 (2020)

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VA - If I Have To Wreck L.A. : Kent and Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol.2 (2020)

VA - If I Have To Wreck L.A. : Kent and Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol.2 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:18:51 | 293 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B Funk, Jazz / Label: Ace Records

Above the album worked the If I Have To Wreck L.A. : Kent and Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol.2, and his release took place on 2020. The album has got songs with a total duration of more than an hour. A compilation is a compilation of original music.

Earth, Wind & Fire - Head to the Sky (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

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Earth, Wind & Fire - Head to the Sky (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Earth, Wind & Fire - Head to the Sky (1973) [Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 208 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 236 | 00:37:02
Mastered by Stephen Marsh & Steve Hoffman

As phenomenally popular as Earth, Wind & Fire was from the mid-'70s to the early '80s, it's easy to forget that the band was hardly an overnight success. With Head to the Sky – EWF's fourth album overall, second with Philip Bailey, and second for Columbia – Maurice White's very spiritual and ambitious brand of soul and funk was starting to pay off commercially. The Latin-influenced "Evil" became the soulsters' biggest hit up to that point, and material ranging from the hauntingly pretty title song (which boasts one of Bailey's finest performances ever) to the jazz fusion gem "Zanzibar" is just as rewarding. The lineup White unveiled with Last Days and Time was working out beautifully; Bailey was clearly proving to be a major asset. Also worth noting is the presence of singer Jessica Cleaves, who left after this album and, several years later, resurfaced in George Clinton's eccentric female group the Brides of Funkenstein.

V.A. - Loving You - 60 Beautiful Love Songs To Show How Much You Care [3CD Box Set] (2010)

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V.A. - Loving You - 60 Beautiful Love Songs To Show How Much You Care [3CD Box Set] (2010)

V.A. - Loving You - 60 Beautiful Love Songs To Show How Much You Care [3CD Box Set] (2010)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Run Time: 03:58:27 | 547 Mb
Genre: Ballad, Soul, Pop, Rock | Label: Rhino UK

Loving You: 60 Beautiful Love Songs to Show How Much You Care is an entertaining sampler of familiar romantic themes spread out over three discs. The Rhino compilation contains the original versions of "She’s Gone" (Hall & Oates), " I Want to Know What Love Is" (Foreigner), "Kiss from a Rose" (Seal), and "Breathless" (the Corrs). There's no particular reason why this compilation exists, but the end result is an enjoyable listen.