Carpenters • The Singles 1969-1973 (1973) [Mini LP PT-SHM Universal Japan 2014]

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Carpenters • The Singles 1969-1973 (1973) [Mini LP PT-SHM Universal Japan 2014]

Carpenters • The Singles 1969-1973 (1973) [Mini LP PT-SHM Universal Japan 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 463 MB | Scans
Genre: Pop, Soft-Rock | Label: A&M Records / Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UICY-40046

The Singles: 1969–1973 is an album by the brother/sister pop duo the Carpenters. A greatest hits collection, it topped the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom and became one of the best-selling albums of the 1970s. Features of this compilation include a newly recorded version of "Top of the World", "Ticket to Ride" and a number of musical introductions and segues between the songs "Superstar", "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "Goodbye to Love".

VA - DJ Muro - Diggin' Salsoul Breaks (2013)

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VA - DJ Muro - Diggin' Salsoul Breaks (2013)

VA - DJ Muro - Diggin' Salsoul Breaks (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 608 MB | Scans
Genre: Disco, Fumk, Breaks, Nu-Disco | Label: Octave [Japan] | Catalog Number: OTCD-3115

A continuous mix of disco, early hip hop, and funk tunes from the Salsoul catalog by Japanese Hip Hop DJ Muro.

Bob Marley & the Wailers - Kings From Kingston 12 (Muro's Bob Marley Mix) (2011)

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Bob Marley & the Wailers - Kings From Kingston 12 (Muro's Bob Marley Mix) (2011)

Bob Marley & the Wailers - Kings From Kingston 12 (Muro's Bob Marley Mix) (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 428 MB | Scans
Genre: Reggae / Ska | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UICY-15076

The songs of Bob Marley & The Wailers are mixed by Japanese hip-hop DJ DJ Muro. Almost all the songs are produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry.

VA - Soul Sisters [3CD] (2012)

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VA - Soul Sisters [3CD] (2012)

VA - Soul Sisters [3CD] (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.2 GB | No Scans
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: U.M.T.V. | Catalog Number: 533 81694

62 original female Soul/Disco/R&B masters 1964-2009. Amazing collection from Etta James to Amy Winehouse! TV advertised custom product. Soul Sisters charts the iconic female singers from the 60s and 70s–from historic labels Motown, Atlantic and beyond–to the present day. This three CD package features classic artists such as Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Dionne Warrick, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, and Shirley Bassey, alongside stars from today such as Amy Winehouse, Rumer, Alicia Keys and Macy Gray.

Orkestra • Roll Over Beethoven (1993)

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Orkestra • Roll Over Beethoven (1993)

Orkestra • Roll Over Beethoven (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 338 MB | Scans
Genre: Rock, Classic Rock | Label: All At Once Records | Catalog Number: AAO93082

Orkestra is the brainchild of singer/bassist Kelly Groucutt and violinist Mik Kaminski, former members of the Electric Light Orchestra who formed the band in 1987, just after Electric Light Orchestra packed it in. Their purpose, of course, is to act as an ELO clone band, performing the group's repertoire in concert in order to satiate the hunger of ELO fans no longer being addressed by founder/leader Jeff Lynne, who headed off to California. All well and good, but after half a dozen years on the road, the band had worked up their own material in the style of ELO, and here is an album's worth of it.

Shakatak - On The Corner (2014)

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Shakatak - On The Corner (2014)

Shakatak - On The Corner (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 520 MB | Scans
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Victor [Japan] | Catalog Number: VICP-75136

Shakatak hasn't changed their signature style in over 50 albums and that's the reason why their fans stay faithful to this group. On The Corner showcases the core of their charming music. A vocal carrier of the captivating melody flavored with Bill's piano runs.

Adrian Gurvitz - Il Assassino (1980) [2002]

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Adrian Gurvitz - Il Assassino (1980) [2002]

Adrian Gurvitz - Il Assassino (1980) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 261 MB | Scans
Genre: Rock, Pop | Label: JVC Victor | Catalog Number: VICP-61979

You might know Adrian Gurvitz from one or more of his early bands – The Gun, Three Man Army, or Baker Gurvitz Army (all proto-metal/hard rock greats) – or his work with the Graeme Edge Band. What you might not know is that he released a series of phenomenal, disco-flavored soft rock solo records in the late 70s and early 80s.

Chaka Khan - Come 2 My House (1998)

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Chaka Khan - Come 2 My House (1998)

Chaka Khan - Come 2 My House (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 584 MB | Scans
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul | Label: NPG Records | Catalog Number: 74321 62183 2

Criminally overlooked upon its release, 1998 saw Chaka Khan shine on Come 2 My House. This album is thanks largely to the work of Prince, whose voice, words, and musicianship permeate the record all the way down to the colorful packaging. In fact, compared with New Power Soul, his own lackluster release that year, Come 2 My House and Graham Central Station's 2000, also from the Prince camp, should count as the real Prince albums of 1998.

Phyllis Hyman - Somewhere In My Lifetime (1978) [1999 Lady Soul Collection]

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Phyllis Hyman - Somewhere In My Lifetime (1978) [1999 Lady Soul Collection]

Phyllis Hyman - Somewhere In My Lifetime (1978) [1999 Lady Soul Collection]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 411 MB | Scans
Genre: Soul, R&B, Dance | Label: Arista / BMG | Catalog Number: BVCM-35042

The much-loved and much-missed songstress Phyllis Hyman’s debut album for Arista Records, 1979’s SOMEWHERE IN MY LIFETIME was an amalgam of six tracks from Sing A Song, her second LP for Buddah Records and four new tracks she recorded after Buddah became defunct and was bought by Arista.
With production by T. Life, her then-husband Larry Alexander and renowned songwriter Skip Scarborough and Arista labelmate Barry Manilow (responsible with Ron Dante for the title track), SOMEWHERE IN MY LIFETIME featured major players such as Onaje Allen Gumbs, Herbie Hancock, Bob Babbitt, Azar Lawrence, Monty Alexander and Will Lee. The album reached No. 15 on the U.S. R&B charts and spawned two charted singles, the title cut which became Phyllis’ first Top 20 R&B hit and a cover of pop rock group Exile’s ‘Kiss You All Over,’ a dance music/club hit.

Angela Bofill - Teaser (1983) [1999 Lady Soul Collection]

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Angela Bofill - Teaser (1983) [1999 Lady Soul Collection]

Angela Bofill - Teaser (1983) [1999 Lady Soul Collection]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 483 MB | Scans
Genre: Soul, R&B, Dance | Label: Arista / BMG | Catalog Number: BVCM-35041

Angela Bofill never reached her pinnacle as an artist. While her talents as a writer, singer and producer were excellent, the forces directing her career made some questionable decisions, and this album is a good example. This album, more than any other, lacks quality production. Although Narada Michael Walden is known for producing great crossover tunes, he comes up short on this project. Every selection, save the ballad "I'm on Your Side," is uptempo, and an imitation of the next. The project is just shy of shoddy as the music inundates Bofill's attempts to vocally salvage some lackluster songs. "I'm on Your Side" is the only bright spot, and it sealed the Top 20 on the Billboard R&B charts. As it was upon its release, this song remains a standard within the R&B genre.

Electric Light Orchestra ‎- Out Of The Blue (1986) [CDJET 400] [2CD]

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Electric Light Orchestra ‎- Out Of The Blue (1986) [CDJET 400] [2CD]

Electric Light Orchestra ‎- Out Of The Blue (1986) [CDJET 400]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 462 MB | Scans
Genre: Progressive / Pop / Symphonic Rock | Label: Jet Records | Catalog Number: CDJET 400

Still rather wrong-headedly regarded as a ‘guilty pleasure’ (thanks Sean Rowley), Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra were quite simply a gigantic pop hit machine. Oft-derided as a mere Beatles copyist, Lynne’s genius was to take his earliest ambition of recreating the rush felt when first hearing ‘’I Am The Walrus’’ and achieve it, again and again.

VA - Diane Warren Presents: Love Songs (2004)

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VA - Diane Warren Presents: Love Songs (2004)

VA - Diane Warren Presents: Love Songs (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 671 MB | No Scans
Genre: Pop, Rock | Label: Warner Strategic Marketing | Catalog Number: 50504675425 2

Diane Warren Presents Love Songs is a compilation album of love songs written by American Grammy Award and Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated songwriter Diane Warren.

VA - The Soul Survivors Present: Sounds Of Universal Love (2013)

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VA - The Soul Survivors Present: Sounds Of Universal Love (2013)

VA - The Soul Survivors Present: Sounds Of Universal Love (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 649 MB | Scans
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Expansion | Catalog Number: CDEXP46

Sounds Of Universal Love” is a top of the range collection of quality S.O.U.L. from the finest musical champions of the genre. The album is compiled and presented by The Soul Survivors, a publication that since 2006 has featured all the artists selected on this 16 track CD, interviewed by Fitzroy facey (Da Buzzboy). The primary audience for this collection is those in their formative teenage years when artists like Earth Wind & Fire, The Gap Band and Cameo were in their prime. Album also features contemporary artists Omar, Amp Fiddler, Kenny Wellington (from Beggar & Co), Incognito (with a special ‘Latin Remix’), and Personal Life with a mix EXCLUSIVE to this CD. Tracks appearing for the first time on CD are courtesy of Brass Contraction, Steve Arrington and Linda Clifford. An amazing selection of music, as you would expect from Expansion.

VA - Horse Meat Disco (2009)

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VA - Horse Meat Disco (2009)

VA - Horse Meat Disco (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 1.06 GB | Scans
Genre: Funk, Disco, Soul | Label: Strut Records | Catalog Number: Strut046CD

Following the label's acclaimed 'Disco Not Disco' and 'Disco Italia' releases during 2008-9, Strut teams up with one of London's leading disco collectives, Horse Meat Disco, for their hotly anticipated debut compilation release. Horse Meat Disco deliver a killer mix on the 1st disc followed by a second disc of full tracks in their unmasked, hard to find, rare glory.

VA - Venice Beach - 30 Smooth Jazz & Soul Grooves (2003)

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VA - Venice Beach - 30 Smooth Jazz & Soul Grooves (2003)

VA - Venice Beach - 30 Smooth Jazz & Soul Grooves (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 907 MB | Scans
Genre: Smooth Soul & Jazz | Label: Jazz FM Records | Catalog Number: JAZZFMCD50

Welcome to Venice Beach. 30 of the smoothest soul and jazz grooves around on double CD from JAZZFM Records Venice Beach is a byword for sophisticated cool. Where better for JAZZFM to take as the inspiration for the first in a new trilogy of Smooth Soul and Jazz compilations? "Soul Brother" Malcolm Prangell has selected 2 CDs' worth of sophisticated leisure, taking in late 70s mellow fusion, instrumental smooth jazz and silky soul in an enjoyable romp from here to West Coast USA and back again, with featured artists including Dave McMurray, Maysa, Jonathan Butler, Lonnie Liston Smith, The Braxton Brothers, Chris Standring and, of course, Peter White. Venice Beach illustrates that the genre is a vibrant contributor to Soul and Jazz's rich tapestry. Many of these tunes set the phone lines alight when JAZZFM first played them, others are established classics and yet more are underground gems awaiting wider discovery. Discover and enjoy Venice Beach and let the smooth grooves shine through!