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Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified (2003)

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified (2003)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 282 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records, Dare Records | # 48472-2 | Time: 00:47:47
Blues-Rock, Funk, Electric Blues, Jam Bands, Pedal Steel Guitar

The second full-length from sacred steel genius Robert Randolph & the Family Band delivers, from the studio, the same promise, grit, grease, and sweat that Live at the Wetlands did. Randolph pulls out the stops in the studio, using his own band, without any of the hotshot guest stars who he's appeared with in the last two years. Unclassified features a road-tested, studio-savvy band using all of its collected gifts with producer Jim Scott to make a record that is as much about soul, funk, hard rock, folk, and jam band intensity as it is about the gospel music that first inspired the unit.

Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming (1979) {2014, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Remastered}

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Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming (1979) {2014, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Remastered}

Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming (1979) {2014, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Full Scans ~ 175 Mb | 00:47:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel | Sony Records #SICP 30500

Perhaps it was inevitable that Bob Dylan would change direction at the end of the '70s, since he had dabbled in everything from full-on repudiation of his legacy to a quiet embrace of it, to dipping his toe into pure showmanship. Nobody really could have expected that he would turn to Christianity on Slow Train Coming, embracing a born-again philosophy with enthusiasm. He has no problem in believing in a vengeful god – you gotta serve somebody, after all – and this is pure brimstone and fire throughout the record, even on such lovely testimonials as "I Believe in You." The unexpected side effect of his conversion is that it gave Dylan a focus he hadn't had since Blood on the Tracks, and his concentration carries over to the music, which is lean and direct in a way that he hadn't been since, well, Blood on the Tracks.

Hank Williams - The Complete Hank Williams (1998) [10CD Box Set]

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Hank Williams - The Complete Hank Williams (1998) [10CD Box Set]

Hank Williams - The Complete Hank Williams (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mercury, 314-536 077-2 | ~ 2012 or 1220 Mb | Artwork -> 9.01 Mb
Country, Bluegrass, Honky Tonk, Folk

Between 1986 and 1987, Mercury launched its first effort to chronicle Hank Williams' complete recorded works, releasing a series of eight double albums/single CDs which were later collected as a box set. Both the individual compilations and the box set were pulled from the market in the '90s, clearing the way for The Complete Hank Williams, a ten-disc box set which purported to contain all of Williams' recordings…

VA - The Swing Time Records Story: R&B, Blues & Gospel 1946-1952 (2CD) (1994) {Capricorn} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - The Swing Time Records Story: R&B, Blues & Gospel 1946-1952 (2CD) (1994) {Capricorn} **[RE-UP]**

VA - The Swing Time Records Story: R&B, Blues & Gospel 1946-1952 (2CD) (1994) {Capricorn}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | no scans | 719 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 298 mb
Genre: R&B, blues, gospel

Capricorn Records released this 2CD retrospective box set called The Swing Time Records Story. Subtitled R&B, Blues & Gospel 1946-1952, the box honors the music released by Jack Lauderdale, who ran Swing Time from Los Angeles, originally as the Down Beat label before changing the name to Swing Beat, before finally settling with Swing Time. The label lasted only six years but it would become the home for Ray Charles, Lowell Fulson, Percy Mayfield, and Jimmy Witherspoon. The box features 50 songs. This was a library disc so since there were stickers and handwriting on the booklet and disc, there are no scans for it, just the audio.

VA - Birth Of Soul: Los Angeles Special (2021)

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VA - Birth Of Soul: Los Angeles Special (2021)

VA - Birth Of Soul: Los Angeles Special (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 247 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 202 Mb | Covers included | 00:59:33
R'n'B, Soul, Gospel, Doo Wop, Blues | Label: Kent Records, Ace Records

The doo wop, gospel, blues, girl group and ballad scenes of Los Angeles fused to make it one major soul city.

Bryan Lee - Sanctuary (2018)

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Bryan Lee - Sanctuary (2018)

Bryan Lee - Sanctuary (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 450 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Gospel | Earrelevant Records #ERR-1806

According to Bryan Lee’s own words, all the arrangements of the songs included in the album came to his mind while he was sleeping. The night before a show at Spitsbergen church in Norway, our man dreamed how those songs should sound, which he thought was an inspiration Lord gave him during the dream. The next day he played them as he had dreamed and it was a so spectacular success, that Bryan and his band recorded them while they were staying in Norway. Seven years later, producer Steve Hamilton mixed them in his studio and published the album we have now on hands. Bryan Lee lost his sight at the age of eight and when he was fifteen he moved to Chicago where he spent twenty years developing a successful career as a singer and guitar player, performing with the great bluesmen of that time.

Michelle David & the Gospel Sessions - It's a Soulful Christmas (2020)

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Michelle David & the Gospel Sessions - It's a Soulful Christmas (2020)

Michelle David & the Gospel Sessions - It's a Soulful Christmas (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 Mb | 00:36:34
R'n'B, Soul, Gospel, Xmas, Female Vocal | Label: Excelsior Recordings

Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions, who kept us going during the lockdown with their Sunday Service concert series, are coming out with a Christmas album. It's A Soulful Christmas – out on December 4 – not only offers consolation, but especially cosiness for Christmas. That happens with soul, gospel and pop in various shades. In doing so, a bridge is built between the Christian Christmas with the birth of Jesus and the American interpretation of it with Santa Claus and presents under the tree. Everything contributes to an ultimate Christmas experience. Or as Michelle puts it: “It's a record that takes you through the Christmas season and beyond with a lot of soul.”

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans ~ 215 Mb
Label: Masterworks | # 88985 36947 2 | Time: 00:45:06
Blues-Rock, Jam Bands, Rhythm & Blues

Robert Randolph is one of the rare artists who's been able to convince a sizable audience that the pedal steel guitar has a place outside country music. This is partly due to his over-the-top skills on the instrument, but just as importantly, Randolph and his Family Band have consistently shown their ability to launch a soul shakedown party of major proportions whenever they take the stage or set up in the studio. 2017's Got Soul, Randolph's fifth studio album, seems designed to capture the energy and power of Randolph and his band in full flight, and producer Matt Pierson has gone out of his way to give this material a big, rollicking sound that makes the most of the muscle and sweat of this music. While the tough, funky report of the rhythm section and the call of the organ provide the backbone of these songs, it's Randolph's pedal steel that gives Got Soul its unique sound, as the wailing peals of his instrument tear through the mix and lend this as much of a vocal presence as any instrumentalist can provide. While vintage soul and funk figures play a big role in these arrangements, Randolph's background in gospel is never entirely out of the picture, and there's a churchy passion at the heart of this music that adds plenty to the emotional resonance, especially on tracks like "Be the Change" and "Heaven's Calling".

Soulsavers - Broken (2009)

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Soulsavers - Broken (2009)

Soulsavers - Broken (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Label: V2, Cooperative Music | # VVR710895, 710895 | Time: 01:04:57
Alternative Rock, Gospel, Blues-Rock, Electronic, Downtempo

Third album from the acclaimed British Electronic rockers featuring vocal and musical assistance from Mark Lanegan, Will Oldham, Jason Pierce, Richard Hawley, Gibby Haynes and Mike Patton. Soulsavers began as more of an electronic affair, with Rich Machin partnering with studio engineer Ian Glover. Their sophomore album, It's Not How Far You Fall, It's How You Land set a new benchmark, threading Soul, Gospel, Rock, Jazz and Country into the mix and a matching spread of singers. Now, you must be prepared to follow Soulsavers even further, for Broken is even better, a future classic that delivers 13 tracks of wide-ranging majesty. Lanegan handles vocals on 10 of the album's tracks, joined by many guest collaborators.

The Staple Singers - Stax Profiles (2006)

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The Staple Singers - Stax Profiles (2006)

The Staple Singers - Stax Profiles (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 368 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Gospel | Label: Stax | # 0025218862424 | Time: 00:55:51

Throughout the distinct phases of their recording career, from straight rhythmic gospel to Civil Rights protest anthems, to what might be called soul folk to the funky grit of their Stax years, the Staple Singers always delivered songs that said something, and even when the grooves of songs like 1971's "Respect Yourself" or 1972's reggae-tinged "I'll Take You There" were sending people to the dancefloors, the lyrics were hopeful, message-driven missives of support for a better self, a better community, and a better world. Stax Profiles is a fine anthology which collects tracks recorded between 1968 and 1975 during the Staple Singers productive stay at Stax Records, and includes both "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There," as well as the powerful "City in the Sky," "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend," "Are You Sure," with its brilliantly staggered vocals, and the Steve Cropper produced "Long Walk to D.C." There isn't a single lame track here, and while there are lengthier collections of the Staple Singers' Stax years on the market, this one has a wonderful flow.

Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 489 Mb | Scans Included
Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, R&B | Label: Sony | # 88697569232 | Time: 03:30:06

2009 UK 5-CD album set comprised of the best selling and critically acclaimed album releases 'Nuff Said', 'To Love Somebody', 'Black Gold', 'It Is Finished' and 'Nina Simone And Piano!', each album is housed in a mini LP-style card picture sleeve with the complete set presented in a card slipcase.

Little Richard - The Specialty Sessions (1989) 6CD Box Set

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Little Richard - The Specialty Sessions (1989) 6CD Box Set

Little Richard - The Specialty Sessions (1989) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.66 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 751 Mb
Label: Ace Records | # ABOXCD 1 | Time: 05:27:25 | Scans ~ 46 Mb
Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Gospel, Blues, Soul, Early Pop/Rock

For the hardcore Little Richard fan – the kind that has to hear every recording the architect of rock & roll ever made – there's little question that Ace's Specialty Box Set is the motherlode. Spanning six discs and over a hundred tracks, this is for serious listeners. Since Specialty's condensed, three-disc version of this set also included numerous working versions, alternate takes and commercials, it was also targeted for dedicated listeners, but this set – which is twice as large – is for fans who love to immerse themselves in minute details and unfinished takes. For those listeners, this set is certainly worth the money, since it is lavishly produced and boasts every single thing Little Richard recorded at the label.

Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set

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Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set

Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.21 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 536 Mb | Time: 03:56:31
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Audio: English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Time: 00:24:11 | 1.5 Gb
Vocal Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, R&B | Label: Legacy, RCA | # 88697 38192 2 | Scans ~ 608 Mb

To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story is a 3 CD Career Retrospective (1957-1993) including her work for Bethlehem, Colpix, Philips, RCA, CTI and Elektra, PLUS a DVD featuring the 1970 Emmy-nominated never-before-released documentary. This package includes 54 songs, 8 previously unreleased tracks, including some never recorded elsewhere. The box includes all chart hits (U.S. and U.K.) and her most famous signature songs. An added bonus are liner notes which include track-by-track commentary from Simone biographer, David Nathan, and introduction by Ed Ward, NPR's "rock & roll historian", and never-before-seen photos from her family archives, recording sessions and performances.

Gaither Vocal Band - Gaither Vocal Band Collection (2021)

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Gaither Vocal Band - Gaither Vocal Band Collection (2021)

Gaither Vocal Band - Gaither Vocal Band Collection (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 3:41:36 | 503 Mb / 1,41 Gb
Genre: Southern Gospel, Soul, RnB / Label: UMG

One of the most lauded and award-winning groups in gospel music, garnering five GRAMMY® nominations, two GRAMMY® Awards and 18 Dove Awards, these GMA Hall of Fame members headline one of the largest tours in Christian music annually. The list of men who have comprised the Gaither Vocal Band over the years reads like a “Who’s Who” among Christian music’s best-loved male voices; and their groundbreaking successes, performances and TV appearances continue to raise the standard in male harmony.

VA - A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954-1966 (2021)

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VA - A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954-1966 (2021)

VA - A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954-1966 (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,1 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 500 Mb | 03:37:58
R'n'B, Gospel | Label: Honest Jon's Records

The first of three volumes surveying surely the mightiest Gospel label of them all. Stomping, rollicking gospel music, intermingling with raw soul, searing blues, hard-rocking doo-wop and jazz, and storming R&B. Infused and incandescent with the hurting, surging indignation of the Civil Rights movement, here are twenty-four precious scorchers by giants like the Staple Singers and Jimmy Scott, alongside devastating sides by less celebrated names like the Harmonizing Five of Burlington, North Carolina, and teen-group the North Philadelphia Juniors, culminating triumphantly with slamming, sanctified versions of "Hit The Road Jack" and "Wade In The Water". Drawn from nigh-impossible-to-find 78s, sevens and LPs, hardly any of these recordings have been reissued since their first release. Presented in a gatefold sleeve, with full-size booklet; beautifully designed, with stunning, rare photographs and original Savoy artwork. Sound restoration and mastering at Abbey Road; pressed at Pallas. Co-curated by Greg Belson, compiler of Divine Disco; with deep, extensive notes by Robert Marovich, author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (University of Illinois), and host of the award-winning radio show Gospel Memories.