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Platinum Hook - Platinum Hook (1978) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Platinum Hook - Platinum Hook (1978) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Platinum Hook - Platinum Hook (1978) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 52:38 | 371,25 Mb
Label: Big Break Records (UK) | Cat.# CDBBRX0196 | Released: 2014-08-11 (1978)

Platinum Hook was a slick R&B/Funk combo who released three albums on Motown between 1978 and 1983. Having signed to the label for their debut eponymous release in 1978, Platinum Hook offered up a smooth and engaging R&B/Funk sound that more than matched their label mates and other rivals of the time. Platinum Hook opens with the tight club groove Bittersweet, a horn and synth led track that introduces the groups lead vocalists Tina Renee Stanford and Stephen Daniels to blistering effect. Track 2 is an excellent cover of Shotgun's mid-tempo funk jam from the previous year, Hotline. ''Til I Met You and Lover What You've Done (To Me) are both smooth soul ballads that still bring the funk into the rhythms and help round out the albums overall sound. Standing On The Verge (Of Getting It On), a cover of the Funkadelic classic, can hold its head up high to the original.

Bettye LaVette - Tell Me A Lie (1982) Remastered 2008

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Bettye LaVette - Tell Me A Lie (1982) Remastered 2008

Bettye LaVette - Tell Me A Lie (1982) Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included
Label: Reel Music/Universal Music Special Markets | # 66748-78003-2/B0006406-02
R&B, Soul, Funk, Motown | Time: 00:35:12

An overnight success in 2005 some 40 years after her debut single, soul diva Bettye LaVette recorded this album for Motown in 1982. Teamed with ace producer Steve Buckingham, she cut these ten songs with the cream of Nashville and Memphis musicians. Critically acclaimed at the time of its release but totally at odds with what Motown was then recording, Tell Me A Lie sounds as fresh today as it did when originally released. Bettye Lavette's star continues to rise now. First time on CD, digitally remastered in 24 bit from the original analog masters, and including a 12 page booklet.

The Undisputed Truth - The Law Of The Land (1973) [2018, Expanded Edition]

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The Undisputed Truth - The Law Of The Land (1973) [2018, Expanded Edition]

The Undisputed Truth - The Law Of The Land (1973) [2018, Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Front Cover | 50:06 | 339,62 / 130,10 Mb
Label: Uni/Motown (EU) | Released: 2018-03-16 (1973-02-23)

"Law of the Land" is the 3rd album by the Norman Whitfield's Motown group The Undisputed Truth. It was the last Undisputed Truth album recorded by the group's original line-up, as founding members Billie Rae Calvin and Brenda Joyce Evans would leave shortly after its release. Like other early Undisputed Truth albums, "Law of the Land" mostly contains songs that had already been recorded by other artists. It also contains the original version of "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (US #63, US R&B #24), which Norman Whitfield rerecorded into a huge hit for his other group, The Temptations. The album's title track was also recorded by both The Temptations and The Undisputed Truth; The Tempts' version was released as a UK-only single in 1973, and just missed out on the UK Top 40, reaching #41, while The Undisputed Truth's version was a minor R&B hit in America, peaking at #40. The album also includes two other minor R&B hits, "Girl, You're Alright" (#43) and "Mama, I Got A Brand New Thing (Don't Say No)" (#46).

Michael Jackson - Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection (2009)

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Michael Jackson - Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection (2009)

Michael Jackson - Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 1.9 GB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 535 MB
03:52:47 | Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Hip-O Select

2009 three CD collection containing all of Michael's solo releases recorded for the Motown label, 1971-75. Includes the full complete albums Got To Be There, Ben, Music & Me and Forever, Michael plus non album recordings and cuts released after he had left the label. 'Michael Jackson could make you forget he was so young'. So writes Suzee Ikeda, a Motown artist and A&R assistant who was a creative confidante of a teenaged Michael, in her introductory essay to Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection.

Diana Ross - Motown Albums 1970-1980 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

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Diana Ross - Motown Albums 1970-1980 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

Diana Ross - Motown Albums Collection 1970-1980 (10CD)
Japanese Mini-LP SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.4 Gb | Scans ~ 1.4 Gb
Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop, Disco, Dance | Label: Motown Records/Universal Music Japan | Time: 06:06:55

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Diana Ross featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. Part of a ten-album Diana Ross SHM-CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Everything Is Everything", "Surrender", "Touch Me In The Morning", "Last Time I Saw Him", "Diana Ross", "Baby It's Me", "Ross", "The Boss" and "Diana".

Diana Ross - Surrender (1971) [2008, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Diana Ross - Surrender (1971) [2008, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Diana Ross - Surrender (1971) [2008, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:16:29 | 1,03 Gb
Label: Motown Records / Hip-O Select (USA) | Cat.# B0011850-02 | Released: 2008-12-04 (1971-07-06)

"Surrender" is a 1971 album by Diana Ross. It was her 3rd solo LP for the Motown label. It reached #56 in the USA (#10 R&B) and sold over 200,000 copies. The album would be Ross' final studio album until the "Touch Me in the Morning" LP two years later. In the interim between the albums, Ross achieved Motown's goal of becoming a star thanks to her starring role in the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic "Lady Sings the Blues". Following the massive success of the #1 single "I'm Still Waiting" in the UK, "Surrender" was reissued under that title, and the hit single was added to the track listing. Another hit on the album was "Remember Me", which reached the top 20 in the US (where it sold over 500,000 copies) as well as the Top 10 in the UK. The album charted at #56 in America and #10 in the UK, earning a Silver disc for UK sales in excess of 60,000 copies.

The Temptations - Back To Basics (1983/2015)

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The Temptations - Back To Basics (1983/2015)

The Temptations - Back To Basics (1983/2015)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Front Cover | 41:27 | 271,58 / 100,85 Mb
Label: Uni/Motown (EU) | Released: 2015-06-08 (1983)

Although "Reunion" was a chart topper, the group's 1983 "Surface Thrills" barely made a dent. Changes were in order. "Back to Basics" marks the Temptations reuniting with producer Norman Whitfield for the first time since 1973. At his best, Whitfield could draw hard-edged and earthy performances from the Temptations, especially lead singer Dennis Edwards. That's certainly true of the first track. The underrated "Miss Busy Body" finds Whitfield's production style suitably updated and has Dennis Edwards in great voice, shouting the immortal line, "Girl button up that lip/And get on up and shake them hips." The aerial ballad "Sail Away" features a vocal from new falsetto lead Ron Tyson.

Mary Wilson - Mary Wilson (1979/2021) [Expanded Edition]

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Mary Wilson - Mary Wilson (1979/2021) [Expanded Edition]

Mary Wilson - Mary Wilson (1979/2021) [Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul, Disco, Motown | WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Front | 01:09:50 | 226,55 / 83,63 Mb
Label: Universal Music/Motown (EU) | Released: 2021-04-16 (1979)

"Mary Wilson" is the debut solo album by the founding Supremes member, Mary Wilson, released on the Motown label in 1979. The album was Wilson's first album recorded after she left the final line-up of the Supremes which included herself, Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene. After the release, Wilson began working on her second solo album for Motown with English record producer Gus Dudgeon (who had already produced 4 new tracks for the new album). However, midway through the production of the album, Motown dropped Wilson from their roster in 1980.

The Supremes - A Bit Of Liverpool (1964) [1989, Japan]

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The Supremes - A Bit Of Liverpool (1964) [1989, Japan]

The Supremes - A Bit Of Liverpool (1964) [1989, Japan]
R&B, Soul, Merseybeat, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 27:03 | 302,45 Mb
Label: Motown/BMG Victor Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# B20D-61014 | Released: 1989-05-21 (1964-10-16)

"A Bit of Liverpool" is the 3rd studio album by The Supremes, released in the fall of 1964 on the Motown label. It was produced by Berry Gordy with Hal Davis and Marc Gordon doing the mixing. The Supremes performed The Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" on several television shows including Shindig and Hullabaloo, though the song did not make the album. The album just missed the Top 20 in the U.S., peaking at #21. While not quite as prolific as their pop counterparts at that time, The Beatles, The Supremes enjoyed three albums charting simultaneously in 1964–1965. For its release in the UK, the album was titled "With Love (From Us to You)".

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 'Make It Happen' (1967) + 'Special Occasion' (1968) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 'Make It Happen' (1967) + 'Special Occasion' (1968) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 'Make It Happen' (1967) + 'Special Occasion' (1968)
2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Motown, Soul, Pop-Soul | Label: Motown | # 013 183-2 | Time: 01:06:06

Digitally remastered reissue combines two domestically out-of-print albums together on one CD, 'Make It Happen' (1967) & 'Special Occasion' (1968). Packaged in a full color outer slipcase with original sleeve artwork.

The Temptations - For Lovers Only (1995) {Motown}

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The Temptations - For Lovers Only (1995) {Motown}

The Temptations - For Lovers Only (1995) {Motown}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 418MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul

Arguably the Temptations' best album since Truly For You dropped in 1984, For Lovers Only is not the Temptations' first album of standards. This set of classics is different than Temptations in a Mellow Mood, where they acquiesced to the material, giving relatively straight readings, and never deviated far from the songs' popular arrangements. The only things the standards on For Lovers Only have in common with the originals are the titles and the lyrics, the arrangements are completely different, and the tempos are changed. The Temptations' sing with this much enthusiasm in years.

Marvin Gaye - Live! (1974) [Remastered 1998]

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Marvin Gaye - Live! (1974) [Remastered 1998]

Marvin Gaye - Live! (1974) [Remastered 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 355 MB
Genre: Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Motown Records | Catalog Number: 314530886-2

Released during Marvin Gaye's two-and-a-half-year sabbatical following the chart-topping success of Let's Get It On, Live! features the erratic soul superstar moving briskly through some of his biggest hits. The album-opening "Trouble Man" wields considerable weight, instantly establishing an engaging tone. From there Gaye moves toward an 11-minute medley of his '60s classics that comes across as almost a montage of nostalgia, evoking wistful memories of a more innocent and untainted Marvin. Following this medley, the album hits its fiery peak with versions of "Let's Get It On" and "What's Going On," his two biggest hits of the moment. Live! isn't quite as essential as 1977's Live at the London Palladium, lacking the scope and instrumentation of that double LP. Regardless, it's still a great snapshot of Gaye at a key point in his career – the mid-'70s sabbatical from which he would never return quite the same.

David Ruffin - 'David Ruffin' (1973) + 'Me 'N Rock 'N Roll Are Here To Stay' (1974) 2LP in 1CD, Remastered Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

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David Ruffin - 'David Ruffin' (1973) + 'Me 'N Rock 'N Roll Are Here To Stay' (1974) 2LP in 1CD, Remastered Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

David Ruffin - 'David Ruffin' (1973) + 'Me 'N Rock 'N Roll Are Here To Stay' (1974)
2LP in 1CD, Remastered Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 474 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Motown | Label: Real Gone Music | # RGM-0226 | Time: 01:07:12

The incandescent talent of David Ruffin was too big for even the Temptations to hold. As Smokey Robinson observed, The only way David could survive at Motown was as a solo artist. And so Ruffin left the Temptations in 1969 to strike out on his own with a series of releases that further established him as one of Motown s great voices. These two records, released in 1973 and 1974, respectively, did not spawn any hit singles but instead reflected Ruffin s growth as an artist away from the Motown formula and towards a life spent in the fast lane. David Ruffin, produced by Bobby Miller, whose writing credit appears on eight out of the 10 tracks, is a psychedelic soul masterpiece, and features the definitive version of Gamble and Huff s I Miss You (Part 1). Me N Rock N Roll Are Here to Stay, meanwhile, marked the fiery collision of Ruffin with the brilliant producer Norman Whitfield, with the creative sparks to prove it. Both records appear here on CD for the first time outside of a long out of print, limited edition set, with notes by Gene Sculatti.

Barbara McNair - The Ultimate Motown Collection (2003) 2CDs

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Barbara McNair - The Ultimate Motown Collection (2003) 2CDs

Barbara McNair - The Ultimate Motown Collection (2003) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 819 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 316 Mb | Scans ~ 99 Mb
Motown, R&B, Soul, Vocal Pop | Label: Universal/Motown | # 017 554-2 | Time: 02:18:20

Barbara McNair is certainly not the only singer to get lost in the shuffle at Motown at the company's mid-'60s zenith, but her tenure there seemed particularly star-crossed – as this 48-track Ultimate Motown Collection illustrates, much of her finest material was inexplicably withheld from release (in particular the much-bootlegged Northern soul classic "Baby a Go-Go"), while official singles like "My World Is Empty Without You" were issued in the wake of existing hit renditions by other Motown artists. But McNair boasted a genuinely sophisticated, sexy style that was unique in the Motown canon, and her voice – though by no means a powerhouse – is nevertheless stronger and more affecting than Diana Ross, whose hand-me-downs she often received. Compiling her full-lengths Here I Am and The Real Barbara McNair, the unreleased Barbara McNair Sings Smokey, non-LP singles, and rare vault material, this two-disc set finally pays McNair the respect she's always deserved – complete with informative liner notes and excellent sound, it's tough to imagine a better representation of her music.

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP, SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

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Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP, SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD)
Japanese Mini-LP SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 774 Mb | Scans ~ 1.2 Gb
Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, AM Pop | Label: Motown/Universal Music Japan | Time: 05:38:04

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Diana Ross & The Supremes featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. Part of a ten-album Diana Ross & The Supremes SHM-CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Where Did Our Love Go", "More Hits By The Supremes", "I Hear A Symphony", "The Supremes A Go Go", "Sing Holland Dozier Holland", "Reflections", "Join The Temptaions", "Love Child", "Let The Sunshine In", and "Cream Of The Crop".