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The Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters + That's A Plenty (2021)

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The Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters + That's A Plenty (2021)

The Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters + That's A Plenty (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 568 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 224 Mb | 01:30:01
R'n'B, Soul, Pop, Disco, Female Vocal | Label: BGO Records

The Pointer Sisters' first two fantastic albums for Blue Thumb Records, dating from 1973 and 1974. This package features the US Top 40 hits 'Yes We Can Can' and 'Fairytale'. In the early 1980s, The Pointer Sisters had huge international success with their disco/pop hits. Digitally remastered.

Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union (2021)

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Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union (2021)

Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 Mb | 00:36:18
R'n'B, Soul, Funk | Label: Omnivore Recordings

25th studio release from Kool & The Gang, featuring the singles “Pursuit Of Happiness” and “Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours).”

Ben Lamar Gay - Open Arms to Open Us (2021)

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Ben Lamar Gay - Open Arms to Open Us (2021)

Ben Lamar Gay - Open Arms to Open Us (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 290 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 Mb | 00:46:03
Jazz, Blues, R'n'B, Psychedelic | Label: International Anthem, Nonesuch Records

Ben LaMar Gay's Open Arms To Open Us was produced and recorded at International Anthem Studios in Chicago between March and June of 2021. Across sixteen tracks Gay fluently interweaves jazz, blues, ballads, R&B, raga, new music, nursery rhyme, tropicalia, two-step, hip-hop and beyond in a beaming expression of his signature omni-genre “Pan-Americana” brew. Alongside his own sizable toolkit of instruments (cornet, keyboards, synthesizers, flutes, percussions), Gay surrounds himself with steady bandmates (including Tommaso Moretti on drums, Matthew Davis on tuba, and Rob Frye on woodwinds), while also shining the spotlight on female artists from his cast of regular collaborators.

Etta James - At Last! + The Second Time Around (Remastered) (2021)

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Etta James - At Last! + The Second Time Around (Remastered) (2021)

Etta James - At Last! + The Second Time Around (Remastered) (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 503 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 196 Mb | 01:17:56
R'n'B, Soul, Female Vocal | Label: 20th Century Masterworks

Etta James was one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, with an incredible soulful voice and an amazing ability to interpret a song and old-fashioned yet timeless melodies. She sang with unmatched emotional hunger and a pain that can chill the listener. This quintessential release includes Etta James’ first two albums, which also happen to be two of her best: At Last ! (1960), and The Second Time Around (1961), both originally released by the Chess Records’ subsidiary Argo label. These two rhythm & blues-meets-pop-soul style masterpieces have been remastered and packaged together in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes 7 bonus tracks. Contained here is the cream of the crop from Etta’s early years. Without a doubt, this is the material upon which her kingdom was built.

VA - The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (2020)

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VA - The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (2020)

VA - The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 818 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 279 Mb | 02:01:33
R'n'B, Gospel, Soul, Funk | Label: Craft Recordings

Craft Recordings honors the music of The Gospel Truth Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, with the first-ever complete collection of all 34 singles issued by the imprint between 1972 and 1974. The compilation features in-depth liner notes by Jared Boyd, a Memphis-based journalist and NPR radio host, who captured new interviews with Stax Records executive Al Bell, trailblazing gospel artist Rance Allen, and Mary Peak Patterson, who helped establish the label. The Gospel Truth stands as an essential part of Stax’s enduring legacy and marks a landmark moment in gospel music history.

James Carr - The Best of James Carr (2017)

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James Carr - The Best of James Carr (2017)

James Carr - The Best of James Carr (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 178 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 Mb | 00:49:39
R'n'B, Southern Soul | Label: Kent Records

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release on Goldwax of James Carr’s recording of ‘The Dark End Of The Street’, a record rightly hailed as a benchmark in soul, and in southern soul in particular. James’ recording of Dan Penn and Chips Moman’s genre-defining song is one of dozens but it was the first and is by unanimous consensus the best.

VA - A Capella Black Gospel: Look How the World Has Made a Change 1940-1969 (2020)

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VA - A Capella Black Gospel: Look How the World Has Made a Change 1940-1969 (2020)

VA - A Capella Black Gospel: Look How the World Has Made a Change 1940-1969 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 729 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 531 Mb | 03:51:36
Gospel, A Capella | Label: NarroWay

This recent gospel compilation from Swedish producer and collector Per Notini is a three disc, 84 track set focused exclusively on a capella singing without any instrumental accompaniment. Featuring many well-known quartets such as the Fairfield Four and Soul Stirrers as well as lesser known artists, the set traces stylistic changes over a thirty year period, concluding in 1969 before the ‘contemporary’ gospel era. These groups created some of the most inventive and progressive African American vocal music of the post-war period, which had a profound effect on later R&B and soul artists, not to mention artists across all other genres.

Tirzah - Colourgrade (2021)

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Tirzah - Colourgrade (2021)

Tirzah - Colourgrade (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 257 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | Covers included | 00:41:03
Art Pop, R'n'B, Electronic, Female Vocal | Label: Domino

Colourgrade follows on from 2018’s immediate cult classic LP, Devotion. It forms a subconscious snapshot from across a year when Tirzah was playing live regularly for the first time, in the depths of promoting Devotion and recorded soon after the birth of her first child and shortly before her second child was born. The album explores recovery, gratitude and new beginnings, presenting a singer having discovered the type of love that is shared between a mother and a child for the first time, whilst simultaneously working as an artist. Capturing both the great and the scary, the exhaustion and the recovery, Colourgrade is a listless amble through the innermost feelings, an intoxicating presentation of a full time mother and artist.

VA - No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978) (2019)

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VA - No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978) (2019)

VA - No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | 00:44:07
Gospel | Label: Tompkins Square Records

This collection of rare black gospel from the Midwest—featuring church congregations, basement recordings sessions, family bands and children’s choirs—is drawn together by two threads. The first—hope—which holds fast and unchanging, even in the most trying of circumstances. The second—circumstance—the way these recordings fell into the hands of producer, Ramona Stout, in Chicago at the dawn of the Obama era, when she had just about lost hope in her American Dream.

Black Pumas - Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) (2019/2020)

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Black Pumas - Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) (2019/2020)

Black Pumas - Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) (2019/2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 559 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 224 Mb | 01:33:18
Soul | Label: ATO Records

This deluxe edition features the original album plus 11 bonus tracks, including three new unreleased originals; three live in-studio versions (“Colors,” “Oct 33,” “Confines”); a live version of “Know You Better” recorded at C-Boys Heart & Soul, the Austin club where the band first made a name for itself; and covers of the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” Death’s “Politicians in My Eyes,” Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City,” and Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”

Etta James - The Hits (2021)

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Etta James - The Hits (2021)

Etta James - The Hits (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 484 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 188 Mb | 01:17:00
R'n'B, Soul, Vocal Jazz | Label: New Continent

It was in the Sixties when Etta James truly found her musical direction and made a lasting mark as a soulful pop and blues diva. Her debut album, At Last!, was released in late 1960 and was noted for its varied choice in music from jazz standards to blues numbers to doo-wop and rhythm & blues. This CD compiles James’ greatest hits. She expertly handles jazz standards like “A Sunday Kind of Love,” as well as Willie Dixon’s blues classic “I Just Want to Make Love to You.” This comprehensive edition gives ample proof of both her amazing singing talents and her extraordinary versatility.

Al Green - Give Me More Love: The Orchestral Greatest Hits (2021)

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Al Green - Give Me More Love: The Orchestral Greatest Hits (2021)

Al Green - Give Me More Love: The Orchestral Greatest Hits (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 267 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:46:27
R'n'B, Soul | Label: Fat Possum Records

Produced by Darren Tate and mixed by Boo Mitchell (Willie Mitchell's son) and Clay Jones, Give Me More Love: The Orchestral Greatest Hits was mixed at Royal Studios in Memphis - where it all began. For this recording, the innovative and award-winning FAME’s Macedonian Symphony Orchestra went into a studio to record orchestral arrangements to some of Al Green’s most cherished hits while retaining the 70s soulful essence and feel of the original recordings.

Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space (2021)

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Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space (2021)

Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 Mb | 00:38:44
R'n'B, Soul | Label: Dead Oceans

Private Space, the group’s third album, is a previously untapped vibe at the heart of The Indications. Pushing beyond the boundaries of the funk and soul on their previous releases, Private Space unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds and launches boldly into a world of synthy modern soul and disco beats dotted with strings. It’s an organic, timeless record that’s as fresh as clean kicks and familiar as your favorite well-worn LP. Developed after being apart for much of the year, Private Space is creatively explosive and delights in upending expectations. Its 10 tracks are both an escapist fantasy and a much-needed recentering after a tumultuous 2020. Throughout, The Indications highlight a collective resiliency – as well as the power of a good song to be a light in the darkness.

Big Daddy Wilson - Hard Time Blues (2021)

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Big Daddy Wilson - Hard Time Blues (2021)

Big Daddy Wilson - Hard Time Blues (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 313 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 Mb | 00:52:18
Blues, Soul | Label: Continental Blue Heaven

Big Daddy Wilson, the well-respected North Carolina-born bluesman, who made his name on the European scene with acclaimed albums like Love Is The Key (2009) Thumb A Ride (2011), I'm Your Man (2013), has walked a winding road to finally come to record these Hard Time Blues. With the release of Deep In My Soul in 2019, Daddy Wilson felt his music and career had come full-circle in style. "I see it as a journey," he said of his incredible backstory.

Ray Charles - True Genius (Remastered) (2021)

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Ray Charles - True Genius (Remastered) (2021)

Ray Charles - True Genius (Remastered) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2,02 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 798 Mb | 05:48:09
Vocal Jazz, Blues, Soul | Label: Tangerine Records

In honor of what would have been Ray Charles’ 90th birthday year, Tangerine Records is releasing the limited edition box set, True Genius, on September 10th. The record label, which the late legend founded in 1962, has remastered 90 of Charles’ most important works for the six-CD box set.