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Aretha Franklin - Aretha - Live At Fillmore West (1971) [1985, Remastered Reissue] {Japan}

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Aretha Franklin - Aretha - Live At Fillmore West (1971) [1985, Remastered Reissue] {Japan}

Aretha Franklin - Aretha - Live At Fillmore West (1971) [1985, Remastered Reissue] {Japan}
R&B, Soul, Blues, Deep Soul, Live | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 48:10 | 367,05 Mb
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (USA) | Cat.# MFCD 820 | Released: 1985 (1971-05-19)

"Aretha - Live at Fillmore West" is a live album by American singer Aretha Franklin released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic Records. Franklin played a Fender Rhodes piano on four cuts, including "Eleanor Rigby", "Spirit in the Dark", "Don't Play That Song" and "Dr. Feelgood". Backing Franklin was King Curtis' band, the Kingpins, featuring Cornell Dupree on guitar, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Jerry Jemmott on bass, Billy Preston on organ, King Curtis on saxophone, together with the Memphis Horns. In addition, there is a guest duet vocal by Ray Charles on "Spirit in the Dark". The album reached #1 on the Billboard R&B album chart on June 19, 1971.

Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016, Audio Layer] Re-Up

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Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016, Audio Layer] Re-Up

Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans included
Deep Soul, Southern Soul | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 095 SA | 00:33:39

Otis Redding's third album presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding's version of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December. Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul is considered by many critics to be Redding's first great album. Recorded in April and July of 1965, it was released September 15th of that same year. The styles of Cooke and Redding couldn't have been more different; Cooke smooth and sure, Redding raw and pleading. But Redding's versions of "Shake" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" show how Cooke's sound and message helped shape Redding's Southern soul sound. Redding's singing reaches a new level of expressiveness with this as well as with covers of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" and the Motown hit "My Girl." This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analogue tapes.

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Gospel (1956) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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Aretha Franklin - Aretha Gospel (1956) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Gospel (1956) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 113 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb | Scans included
Gospel, Deep Soul | Label: MCA | # CHMD-91521 | Time: 00:31:38

Debut studio album by Great Aretha Franklin, Released in 1956 by JVB/Battle Records. The album was recorded live when Franklin was aged 14 at New Bethel Baptist Church, the church of her father Reverend C. L. Franklin. The album was originally issued on JVB LP 100 and Battle LP 6105. It is always known on Checker Records as Checker LPS-10009. Songs of Faith has been reissued many times under various names. It is known also as The Gospel Soul of Aretha Franklin, Aretha's Gospel, Precious Lord, You Grow Closer, Never Grow Old, and The First Album.

Merry Clayton - Merry Clayton (1971) Remastered 2010

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Merry Clayton - Merry Clayton (1971) Remastered 2010

Merry Clayton - Merry Clayton (1971) Remastered 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 90 Mb
Soul, Southern Soul, Deep Soul | Label: Repertoire | # REP 5177 | 00:37:23

Neil Young, Carole King, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, James Taylor and Bill Withers all saw their songs covered by Merry on her 1971 LP. Her reputation soared yet higher after people witnessed her stunning performances of Southern Man; Walk on In; After All This Time; Same Old Story; Grandma's Hands; a Song for You; Light on the Hill, and more!

Don Covay - Funky Yo-Yo (1977) Expanded Reissue 2006

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Don Covay - Funky Yo-Yo (1977) Expanded Reissue 2006

Don Covay - Funky Yo-Yo (1977) Expanded Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Soul, Deep Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Shout! | # SHOUT 25 | Time: 00:52:10

One of the most obscure albums Covay cut, Funky Yo Yo slipped out in 1977 on the tiny Versatile label, with such little notice that it's even escaped getting listed in some discographies. It's a strange record, too, with production so sparse (and some dull muffle to the sound fidelity, though it's not a serious impediment) that one suspects these might be demos, or perhaps not even 1977 recordings. Yet in a way that very rootsy, stripped-down feel makes it appealing, particularly as it was appearing at a time when many fellow soul greats of Covay's generation were issuing bloated, hopeless attempts to jump on the disco bandwagon. Far from emulating Barry White, Covay sounds rather like Van Morrison on much of this material, though the similarity's probably coincidental. Particularly on the more bare-bones arrangements, these actually have a cool intimate feel, as if they're songwriter demos intended for pitches to '60s Atlantic recording artists.

Aretha Franklin - Aretha (1980) [1990, Digitally Remastered]

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Aretha Franklin - Aretha (1980) [1990, Digitally Remastered]

Aretha Franklin - Aretha (1980) [1990, Digitally Remastered]
R&B, Soul, Urban, Deep Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 39:38 | 345,13 Mb
Label: Arista Records (US) | Cat.# ARCD-8556 | Released: 1990-10-25 (1980-09-30)

"Aretha" is the 26th studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was released on September 30, 1980, by Arista Records. This was the 2nd album with this title to be released by the artist, and her first for Arista Records after a 12-year tenure with Atlantic Records. Franklin's first Arista single release, "United Together", reached #3 on the Soul chart and crossed over to #56 on Billboard's Hot 100. The album itself peaked at #47 and spent 30 weeks on the Billboard album chart. The album's opening track, "Come to Me", appeared again on Franklin's 1989 album, "Through the Storm."

Aretha Franklin - Aretha In Paris: Recorded Live At The Olympia Theatre (1968) [1994, Remastered Reissue]

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Aretha Franklin - Aretha In Paris: Recorded Live At The Olympia Theatre (1968) [1994, Remastered Reissue]

Aretha Franklin - Aretha In Paris: Recorded Live At The Olympia Theatre (1968) [1994, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Deep Soul, Live | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 41:06 | 435,59 Mb
Label: Rhino Records Inc. (US) | Cat.# R2 71852 | Released: 1994-12-13 (1968-10-12)

"Aretha In Paris" is the 2nd live album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on October 12, 1968, by Atlantic Records. The album was recorded in Paris on May 7, 1968. It reached the Top 20 of Billboard's album chart. This recording was reissued on compact disc through Rhino Records in the 1990s.

Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me (2002)

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Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me (2002)

Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:40
Soul, Deep Soul, Soul-Blues, Gospel | Label: Fat Possum, Anti- | # 0358-2

Don't Give Up on Me is a studio album by R&B/Soul singer Solomon Burke, recorded and released in 2002 on Fat Possum Records. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. It is noteworthy for the contributions of original and previously unreleased compositions by top-rank songwriters, the effect of which placed Burke back in the public eye for a time. Guest stars are Daniel Lanois, who plays electric guitar on "Stepchild", and The Blind Boys of Alabama, who feature on backing vocals for "None of Us Are Free".

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967) [1995, Remastered Reissue]

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Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967) [1995, Remastered Reissue]

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967) [1995, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Deep Soul | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 41:26 | 395,30 Mb
Label: Rhino Records Inc. (US) | Cat.# R2 71934 | Released: 1995-06-20 (1967-03-10)

"I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" is the 11th studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on March 10, 1967 by Atlantic Records, It went to #2 on the Billboard album chart and #1 on the magazine's Black Albums chart. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1967. It received a #83 ranking on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time and inclusion in both the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005) and 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008). The album included two top-10 singles: "Respect" was a #1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 Pop singles chart, and "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" peaked at #9.

Don Covay - Mercy (1965) + See-Saw (1966) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2000

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Don Covay - Mercy (1965) + See-Saw (1966) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2000

Don Covay - Mercy (1965) + See-Saw (1966) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2000
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Scans ~ 93 Mb | Time: 01:03:09
Southern Soul, Deep Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Koch | # KOC-CD-8186

In 2000, Koch reissued Don Covay's two classic mid-'60s albums, Mercy and See-Saw, on one tremendous CD. The term "classic" is thrown around haphazardly in pop music, but these are two sublime records that earn the term, even if they're not as roundly celebrated as platters from Otis Redding or even cult favorite James Carr. Though he racked up a number of singles on the R&B charts, he never had a huge crossover hit, but his music stands as some of the most effervescent, infectious soul of the '60s (not to mention that his vocal style was a clear inspiration to Mick Jagger). What makes his music so remarkable is how it's earthy Southern soul, kicking really hard in its rhythms and with plenty of growl in Covay's voice, but is as nimble, tuneful, and sunny as the sounds coming out of Chicago and Detroit during the mid-'60s. Perhaps that's why he never quite got a huge single – he straddled the two popular sounds without fully being part of either. It may have not resulted in big singles, but it resulted in splendid music. If there's not much difference stylistically between Mercy and See-Saw – they're both pretty much cut from the same cloth – there's also little difference in quality. It's all tremendous, enjoyable, sweet Southern soul. Razor & Tie's Mercy Mercy: The Definitive Don Covay provides the definitive overview, but for a pure concentration of Covay at his peak, this is irresistible and essential.