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Sly & the Family Stone - Stand! (1969)

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Sly & the Family Stone - Stand! (1969)

Sly & the Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2007 | Epic/Legacy, 82876 75912 2 | ~ 351 or 138 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Funk / Soul | Remastered

Stand! is the pinnacle of Sly & the Family Stone's early work, a record that represents a culmination of the group's musical vision and accomplishment. Life hinted at this record's boundless enthusiasm and blurred stylistic boundaries, yet everything simply gels here, resulting in no separation between the astounding funk, effervescent irresistible melodies, psychedelicized guitars, and deep rhythms…

Betty Davis - Betty Davis (1973) [2007, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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Betty Davis - Betty Davis (1973) [2007, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Betty Davis - Betty Davis (1973) [2007, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Funk Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 43:05 | 320,60 Mb
Label: Just Sunshine Records/Light In The Attic (USA) | Cat.# LITA 026 | Released: 2007-05-15 (1973)

"Betty Davis" is the eponymous debut studio album by American funk singer Betty Davis, released through Just Sunshine Records (an upstart label) in 1973. The album was produced by Greg Errico and features contributions from a number of noted musicians such as Neal Schon, Merl Saunders, Sylvester, Larry Graham, Pete Sears, and The Pointer Sisters. In 2007, the album was re-issued on CD and vinyl by the Light in the Attic label.

The Doors - All Hail The American Night! (1995)

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The Doors - All Hail The American Night! (1995)

The Doors - All Hail The American Night! (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Tuff Bites, T.B. 95.1025 | ~ 718 or 327 Mb | Artwork -> 1.03 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Classic Rock / Blues Rock

~ Recorded live in a Copenhagen TV-Studio on Sept. 17, 1968 + Critique show at PBS TV Studios New York May 23, 1969 + State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Dec. 11, 1970 + Toronto Pop Festival, Varsity Stadium Toronto, Canada, Sept. 13, 1969 ~

Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)

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Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)

Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 478 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Funk, P-Funk, Psychedelic Soul, Disco | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26581-2 | 01:16:38

Can it get any better? If aliens came down needing to know what funk was all about, in all its talented, embrace-anything-and-everything, screw with your head and get your butt down glory, then this is a prime candidate for what to give them. The man, his voice, his bass, the backing of a prime core band including his guitarist brother Catfish, Fred Wesley, and Maceo Parker leading the brass – beautiful, hilarious, and just plain great. This one-disc collection could easily be a two-disc or more if one wanted to include every last highlight from Collins' up-down-all-around career – his work with James Brown alone is beyond the bomb – but when it comes to solo work, this is as perfect a place to start as any. Drawing mostly on the albums done with the active help of George Clinton in the late '70s, Back in the Day is a model for what a good compilation should be. Sound is excellent throughout, while full details on who plays what and where, along with where everything came from in the first place, all appear in exhaustive detail. The liner notes, meanwhile, come from longtime funk road manager (Brown, Prince, plenty of others) Alan Leeds, explaining every step of Collins' wonderful story.

Rare Earth - 70s (2015)

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Rare Earth - 70s (2015)

Rare Earth - 70s (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music Entertainment, 88875037182 | ~ 540 or 201 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Soul

This is part of Sony Music's budget cd releases and it's an excellent live recording of Rare Earth as they sound today. For those interested there are three original members of the group but drummer Peter Rivera who sang "Get Ready" and "I Just Want To Celebrate" plus many more is no longer with Rare Earth, having left to pursue a solo career in the early eighties…

Rare Earth - Different World (1993)

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Rare Earth - Different World (1993)

Rare Earth - Different World (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Koch International, CD 34100-2 H1 | ~ 347 or 105 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Soul

The first album of new material from the new look Rare Earth features a nice piece of artwork on the front. Beyond the sleeve is a set of new material plus some covers. Of the latter, the band strangely choose to re-visit "Tobacco Road" from their first Get Ready album. The inclusion of Lennon and McCartney's "Lady Madonna" and the Four Tops' "Reach Out I'll Be There" doesn't really do them any favours. Far more interesting are the newer songs…

Rare Earth - Ecology (1970)

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Rare Earth - Ecology (1970)

Rare Earth - Ecology (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1986 | Motown Records, MOTD-5202 | ~ 262 or 103 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Soul

Two strong tracks propelled Ecology up the pop charts: the swaggering, bravado-laden "Born to Wander," written by Tom Baird, and a hard-hitting, rocking rendition of the Temptations' "I Know I'm Losing You," written by Cornelius Grant, Eddie Holland, and Norman Whitfield; the epic remake of the latter is almost eleven minutes of pure funk-rock…

Rare Earth - Get Ready (1969)

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Rare Earth - Get Ready (1969)

Rare Earth - Get Ready (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1987 | Motown Records, 3746352292 | ~ 313 or 114 Mb | Scans
Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Soul

Rare Earth's Motown debut is as well-oiled as a new V-8, and so are its liner notes: "In this age of ego-tripping freak bands, Rare Earth has stood pretty much alone. Each cat stands handsomely tall as if from a fashion rack at Carnaby…

Rare Earth - Band Together + Grand Slam (2016)

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Rare Earth - Band Together + Grand Slam (2016)

Rare Earth - Band Together + Grand Slam (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Motown, P7-10025/7R1 | Russia | ~ 485 or 158 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 33 Mb
Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Soul

The difference with this album and Rare Earth's previous release in 1978 is that the Grand Slam LP featured a Barry Gibb and Albhy Galuten tune with no input from those two individuals. The addition of Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb on "Warm Ride" off this quick follow-up features the Bee Gees singing, and it's that extra attention which made this the last of Rare Earth's half-a-dozen 1970s hits. What was really needed, though, was production from Barry, Robin, Maurice, and their partners in crime, Karl Richardson and Albhy Galuten, skills which might've brought the single "Warm Ride" further up the charts…

Rare Earth - Earth Tones: The Essential Rare Earth (1994)

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Rare Earth - Earth Tones: The Essential Rare Earth (1994)

Rare Earth - Earth Tones: The Essential Rare Earth (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Motown/Polygram, 31453-0357-2 | ~ 536 or 201 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, R&B, Funky Rock

Clocking in at 75 minutes, this single-CD release is probably as much Rare Earth as most casual fans want (even though it only contains nine songs), and as a mid-priced item it's doubly attractive…

The Undisputed Truth - Down To Earth (1974/2018)

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The Undisputed Truth - Down To Earth (1974/2018)

The Undisputed Truth - Down To Earth (1974/2018)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Front Cover | 35:37 | 226,55 / 83,63 Mb
Label: Uni/Motown (EU) | Released: 2018-03-16 (1974-08-13)

"Down To Earth" is the 4th album by psychedelic soul group The Undisputed Truth. Although "Down To Earth" made a good showing on the R&B Album Charts (#35), it failed to crossover to the Billboard Pop Charts like The Truth's previous LPs had done. The album's lead single, "Help Yourself", was released in early 1974, and the group then appeared on Soul Train to promote it. The song became The Undisputed Truth's biggest hit since 1971's "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (US #3, US R&B #2), making #63 on the Pop Charts and #19 on the R&B Charts (their second and last Top 20 R&B hit). A second single, "I'm A Fool For You", also made #39 on the Soul Charts.

Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) [SACD Reissue 2013] Audio CD Layer

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Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) [SACD Reissue 2013] Audio CD Layer

Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) Reissue 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Epic/ORG | # ORGM-1079 | 00:48:03

There's a Riot Goin' On is the fifth studio album by American band Sly and the Family Stone. It was released on November 20, 1971, by Epic Records. The album was recorded during 1970 and 1971 at Record Plant Studios in Sausalito, California, with sessions dominated by band frontman Sly Stone during a period of drug use and intra-group tension. There's a Riot Goin' On embraced a darker and more challenging sound than the optimistic psychedelic soul style of the group's previous records, making use of hard funk rhythms, primitive drum machines, excessive overdubbing, and unconventional mixing techniques. Received with ambivalence upon its release, the album is now praised as one of the greatest and most influential recordings of all-time, and ranked at or near the top of many publications' "best album" lists. In 2003 it was ranked number 99 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Barbara Massey & Ernie Calabria - Prelude To... (1971) Reissue 2007

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Barbara Massey & Ernie Calabria - Prelude To... (1971) Reissue 2007

Barbara & Ernie - Prelude To… (1971) Reissue 2007
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans included
Folk Rock, Psychedelic Soul, Baroque Pop | Label: Fallout | # FOCD2046 | 00:35:24

Soul singer Barbara Massey and jazz guitarist Ernie Calabria paired up for this rare 1971 album. With Calabria having worked with Nina Simone and Harry Belafonte, among others, and Massey having sung backup for artists including Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, and Herbie Hancock, the pairing was an inspired one and resulted in this superb soul-jazz outing. Massey has a dry yet passionate and evocative vocal quality that often brings to mind Grace Slick. Fittingly, the duo takes on Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love," turning the Summer of Love anthem into a steamy and hypnotic soul-funk jam. Elsewhere, the duo touches upon such varying styles as folk, Latin, and psychedelic rock with cuts like "For You" and "Do You Know?," bringing to mind such similarly inclined acts as the Free Design and Bill Withers. Anyone who has even a passing interest in this kind of '70s cross-genre aesthetic will certainly want to seek out Prelude To…

Sly & The Family Stone - The Best Of Sly & The Family Stone (1992) [Re-Up]

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Sly & The Family Stone - The Best Of Sly & The Family Stone (1992) [Re-Up]

Sly & The Family Stone - The Best Of Sly & The Family Stone (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Soul, Funk, Rock | Label: Epic | # 471758 2 | Time: 01:10:51

Sly Stewart is one of pop and rock's great enigmas. A charismatic performer, full of a boundless, good energy, a wonderful songwriter and, at least when he was in his prime, a man with a sure vision, Sly still somehow managed to throw it all away by the mid-'70s. The classic work he did with Sly & the Family Stone, though, is worth its weight in gold. This 20-track set has all the essential hits, including "Stand," "Everyday People," "Everybody Is a Star," "Family Affair," "Dance to the Music," and "I Want to Take You Higher," among others, and for most casual listeners, it has everything they'll really need.

The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack (1970) & All Directions (1972) [2000, Remastered Reissue]

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The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack (1970) & All Directions (1972) [2000, Remastered Reissue]

The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack (1970) & All Directions (1972) [2000, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Psychedelic Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 71:28 | 467,87 Mb
Label: Motown (UK & Europe) | Cat.# 159 445-2 | Released: 2000-10-23 (1970/1972)

Part of the new wave of British two-LPs-on-one-CD Motown releases, these two albums, issued almost exactly two and a half years apart, bookend the early-'70s successes of the Temptations.