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Billy Ocean - Suddenly (1984)

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Billy Ocean - Suddenly (1984)

Billy Ocean - Suddenly (1984)
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Post Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 44:53 | 441,68 Mb
Label: Jive/Zomba Productions Limited (Germany) | Cat.# ND74281 | Released: 1985 (1984-09-12)

"Suddenly" is the 5th studio album by British recording artist Billy Ocean, released in 1984. It featured his first major U.S. pop hit single "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)", which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart. Prior to that, his biggest success in the U.S. charts had been a #22 placing for "Love Really Hurts Without You" in 1976, which was one of a number of British hits he had achieved by the release of this album.

Billy Ocean - Ultimate Collection (2004)

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Billy Ocean - Ultimate Collection (2004)

Billy Ocean - Ultimate Collection (2004)
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Post Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:15:35 | 570,99 Mb
Label: Jive/BMG (USA) | Cat.# 82876623802 | Released: 2004-07-13

It's hard to believe, but there hadn't been a Billy Ocean hits compilation released in the U.S. since the initial 1989 attempt Greatest Hits on Jive, so the 2004 release of BMG's Ultimate Collection would have been welcome even if it didn't live up to the expectations of the title. Thankfully, it does fit the bill quite nicely. There is one or two minor hits - such as "I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else's Bed)," the new song tacked onto Greatest Hits - that aren't here, but the time was ripe for BMG to release a new disc, and this generous 18-track collection otherwise contains all of Ocean's hits, both big and small.

Phyllis Hyman - Prime Of My Life (1991) [2010, Reissue]

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Phyllis Hyman - Prime Of My Life (1991) [2010, Reissue]

Phyllis Hyman - Prime Of My Life (1991) [2010, Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Vocal-Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 53:30 | 422,30Mb
Label: Philadelphia Int'l Records (USA) | Cat.# 72445-11006-2 | Released: 2010–05-04 (1991-06-11)

"Prime of My Life" is the 8th album by American soul singer-songwriter Phyllis Hyman. It was released by Philadelphia International Records on June 11, 1991 and featured Hyman's only pop hit "Don't Wanna Change the World", which peaked at #1 on the US Billboard R&B chart and #68 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both the album and single were RIAA certified Gold on September 24, 1992. The album charted at #10 on the Billboard R&B chart and #117 on the Billboard 200. "Prime of My Life" was the final studio album released during Hyman's lifetime, before she committed suicide four years later.

Smokey Robinson - Smokin’ (1978/2014)

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Smokey Robinson - Smokin’ (1978/2014)

Smokey Robinson - Smokin’ (1978/2014)
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Live | WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Front | 01:19:46 | 521,63 / 194,51 Mb
Label: Uni/Motown (EU) | Released: 2014-08-19 (1978-10-31)

"Smokin'" is a Smokey Robinson live album released in 1978. Although it opens with "The Tracks of My Tears," Smokin' isn't an oldie revue heavy on hits with the Miracles. Instead, this double album is very much of its time, relying heavily on recent hits with everything, even the classic '60s sides, given a bit of a disco makeover. While these new arrangements hardly trump the originals, they make for a better overall experience: perhaps this isn't Smokey at his absolute peak, but it is a reflection of a legend working hard to build upon his legacy without living in the past.

Smokey Robinson - Love Breeze (1978/2014)

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Smokey Robinson - Love Breeze (1978/2014)

Smokey Robinson - Love Breeze (1978/2014)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Quiet Storm | WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Front | 37:07 | 248,99 / 88,89 Mb
Label: Uni/Motown (EU) | Released: 2014-08-19 (1978-02-21)

Take away a bad attempt at trendiness "Why You Wanna See My Bad Side," a dullard "Feeling You, Feeling Me," a metaphoric disaster "Shoe Soul," and Love Breeze isn't half bad. The shimmering, floating "Daylight And Darkness" is a mesmerizer depicting his wife's dual personality. Claudette, an ex wife now, is a Gemini, an astrological sign known for split personalities. Smokey sings the stinging lyrics as if he's trying to penetrate Claudette's soul. The upbeat, romping "Love's So Fine," is a finger snapper that grabs you immediately. A soft, slow "I'm Loving You Softly" reeks of romanticism, while "Trying It Again," an uptempo romper, featuring a looping bassline, has a long, spirited fade with Smokey competing with the bass player for bragging rights.

Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm In Love (1981) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm In Love (1981) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm In Love (1981) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Quiet Storm, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 58:39 | 437,20 Mb
Label: Big Break Records (UK) | Cat.# CDBBR 0036 | Released: 2011-03-14 (1981-06-21)

"I'm in Love" is the 4th album released by R&B singer Evelyn "Champagne" King on RCA Records in 1981. It was produced by Morrie Brown, Willie Lester, Rodney Brown, Kashif, and Lawrence Jones. By the time her previous album "Call on Me" was released, disco music in the United States faced severe backlash across the country pressuring it to move underground. The now infamous so-called "death of disco" propelled artists to look elsewhere for inspiration, one of which was the way of "one-man bands" pioneered by Stevie Wonder. King was one of the previous successful disco artists who followed the new direction in music. The album peaked at #6 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached #28 on the Billboard 200. It produced the hit singles "I'm In Love", "If You Want My Lovin'", "Don't Hide Our Love", and "Spirit of the Dancer". The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with 5 bonus tracks in 2011 by Big Break Records.

The Emotions - Love Songs (1999)

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The Emotions - Love Songs (1999)

The Emotions - Love Songs (1999)
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 48:40 | 360,99 Mb
Label: Columbia/Legacy (EU) | Cat.# 493415 2 | Released: 1999-04-06

A fine companion piece to the earlier Best of My Love: The Best of the Emotions, this 13-track compilation focuses on the trio's most affecting songs of love, not only of the romantic variety but the spiritual as well. The majority of the songs are drawn from the group's mid-1970s efforts Flowers and Rejoice; the former, produced by Maurice White and the great Charles Stepney, remains the Emotions' most personal and accomplished work, a gorgeously arranged set that showcases both their solo and harmony vocals to beautifully ethereal effect.

Evelyn "Champagne" King - Call On Me (1980) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Evelyn "Champagne" King - Call On Me (1980) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Evelyn "Champagne" King - Call On Me (1980) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Quiet Storm, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:07:36 | 621,95 Mb
Label: RCA/Sony Music/Funkytowngrooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG 359 | Released: 2014-01-01 (1980-09-08)

"Call on Me" is the 3rd album by the R&B singer Evelyn "Champagne" King, released on RCA Records in 1980. It was produced by Theodore Life and George Tindley. The album peaked at #58 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached #124 on the Billboard 200. It produced the single "Let's Get Funky Tonight". In addition to the eight songs that appeared on the original 1980 LP, the expanded edition of "Call on Me" offers five bonus tracks: the 12” version of “Let’s Get Funky Tonight” and four rarities from the ultra-obscure "Sweet Delight" LP.

The Gap Band - Gap Band VI (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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The Gap Band - Gap Band VI (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

The Gap Band - Gap Band VI (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:18:17 | 502,46 Mb
Label: Total Experience Records/BBR (UK) | Cat.# CDBBR 0056 | Released: 2012-10-29 (1984-12-06)

"Gap Band VI" is the eighth album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1984 on Total Experience Records. It was originally intended to be lead singer Charlie Wilson's first solo album, and the first Gap Band album released under Total Experience's new distribution deal with RCA Records. The album reached #1 on the Black Albums chart for 2 weeks in March 1985. In October 29, 2012 the remastered and expanded album including 5 bonus tracks was released by Big Break Records.

Leon Ware - Inside Is Love (1979) Japanese Mini LP 2013 [Re-Up]

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Leon Ware - Inside Is Love (1979) Japanese Mini LP 2013 [Re-Up]

Leon Ware - Inside Is Love (1979) [Japanese Mini-LP 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Quiet Storm, Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk | Label: Clinck | # CRCD5069 | Time: 00:36:05

Writer and producer Leon Ware has been responsible for some of R&B and pop's most lush and romantic tracks. Ware produced Marvin Gaye's 1976 classic I Want You. He also co-wrote songs like Michael Jackson's "I Wanna Be Where You Are," Marlena Shaw's "Sweet Beginnings," and the Main Ingredient's "Rollin' Down a Mountainside" to name a few. This album is the follow-up to his 1976 Gordy release Musical Massage and was released shortly after he was behind the controls for nine of the ten tracks of Melissa Manchester's Don't Cry Loud. Inside Is Love has the intelligent and melody rich work fans expect from Leon Ware. Produced by Ware and Ron Roker, this has arrangements from David Blumberg, Gene Page, and Sonny Burke. Although he's not the world's strongest vocalist, his methodical, light tenor gives these songs a personal stamp. The first track, "What's Your Name" has Ware playing his naïve lothario act to the hilt. The magnificent "Love Is a Simple Thing," co-written by Chicago member Robert Lamm, possesses a chorus that is both poignant and uplifting.

Barry White - Beware! (1981) [1992, Digitally Remastered]

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Barry White - Beware! (1981) [1992, Digitally Remastered]

Barry White - Beware! (1981) [1992, Digitally Remastered]
R&B, Soul, Smooth Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 44:33 | 315,04 Mb
Label: Priority Records (USA) | Cat.# P2 53686 | Released: 2013-10-09 (1981)

About the time of this album's release, Barry White was beginning his love affair with South America, specifically the country of Brazil, where he had tremendous popularity. This can be obviously experienced in the jaunty "Rio de Janeiro" and a cool remake of Richard Berry's "Louie Louie. The title cut, another remake, is, by far, the reason to make this CD a part of a Barry White collection. The song begins with the trademark White rap and proceeds into a well-crafted "warning" to a future paramour.

Chaka Khan - Original Album Series [5CD Box Set] (2010)

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Chaka Khan - Original Album Series [5CD Box Set] (2010)

Chaka Khan - Original Album Series [5CD Box Set] (2010)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 03:53:41 | 1,74 Gb
Label: Warner Bros. Records/Rhino (EU) | Cat.# 8122 79836 0 | Released: 2010-02-26 (1978-1984)

Part of Warner Bros. UK and Rhino's Original Album Series collection, this budget-priced set of Yvette Marie Stevens (Chaka Khan) jams features five complete albums, including Chaka (1978), Naughty (1980), What Cha' Gonna Do for Me (1981), Chaka Khan (1982), and I Feel for You (1984).

Minnie Riperton - Minnie (1979) [2001, Japan]

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Minnie Riperton - Minnie (1979) [2001, Japan]

Minnie Riperton - Minnie (1979) [2001, Japan]
R&B, Soul, Smooth Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 35:57 | 495,06 Mb
Label: Capitol Records/Toshiba-EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# TOCP-53196 | Released: 2001-08-08 (1979-05-09)

"Minnie" is the 5th and final studio album by American R&B/jazz singer Minnie Riperton. She died of cancer two months after its release. This was also her first album for Capitol Records. With a new record deal under her belt and a guarantee from the label of priority marketing and promotion, Minnie went right to work on what would be her final album. With husband Richard Rudolph, Keni St. Lewis, Gene Dozier, Randy Waldman, Marlo Henderson and Bill Thedford contributing songs, the album served as Minnie’s final statement to the music world and fans. The first single released from the album was "Memory Lane". A music video was filmed for the song and released on the Capitol Records home video Revised Soul which also featured Riperton's labelmates at the time, Tavares, Natalie Cole and A Taste of Honey. The video was filmed on May 25, 1979 - a little over a month before her death from cancer on July 12, 1979. Posthumous singles included "Lover and Friend" and "Dancin' & Actin' Crazy".

Phyllis Hyman - Forever With You (1998)

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Phyllis Hyman - Forever With You (1998)

Phyllis Hyman - Forever With You (1998)
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Vocal-Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 53:38 | 430,65 Mb
Label: Philadelphia International Records (USA) | Cat.# 53878-30902-9 | Released: 1998-07-28

"Forever with You" is the 10th and final studio album by American soul singer-songwriter Phyllis Hyman. It was released by Volcano Records on July 28, 1998. The album was released three years after Hyman's death and contains twelve previously unreleased songs that were recorded between 1985 and 1995 during her time on the Philadelphia International Records label. The album charted on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart at #66 in 1998.

Ashford & Simpson - Real Love (1986) [Japan, 1st Press] {Black Triangle CD}

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Ashford & Simpson - Real Love (1986) [Japan, 1st Press] {Black Triangle CD}

Ashford & Simpson - Real Love (1986) [Japan, 1st Press] {Black Triangle CD}
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 38:44 | 483,51 Mb
Label: Capitol Records/Toshiba EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# CP32-5179 | Released: 1986-12-20 (1986)

"Real Love" is an album by the American R&B duo Ashford & Simpson, released in 1986 via Capitol Records. The album peaked at #74 on the Billboard 200. It was nominated for a Grammy Award, in the "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" category. All tracks from the album were written and produced by Ashford & Simpson. Stevie Wonder contributed a harmonica solo to "Nobody Walks in L.A."