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Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life (Japan Special Edition) (2017)

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Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life (Japan Special Edition) (2017)

Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life (Japan Special Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 457 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 220 MB
51:41 | Contemporary R&B, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Vocal | Label: Atlantic

Bonus Tracks: Tracks #15-16 contain 2 version of 'Love So Soft' remixes exclusive to Japan release. Housed in a transparent standard jewel case, with a 24-page booklet containing images, lyrics and liner notes in English, along with a 20-page accompanying B&W translated booklet in Japanese with lyrics and liner notes.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Blackjack (1977) Reissue 1999

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Blackjack (1977) Reissue 1999

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Blackjack (1977) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sugar Hill | # SHCD-3891 | Time: 00:45:08
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Cajun

To call the multitalented Gatemouth Brown, a mainstay of the Texas music scene for over half a century, a bluesman would be inaccurate. Not completely wrong, for Brown's influence on Texas blues has been enormous, but certainly not the whole picture. On Blackjack, Brown (who sings and plays harmonica and a plethora of stringed instruments, from guitar to viola) goes from blues ("Chickenshift") to jazz ("Honey Boy," with a nice drum solo from David Peters) to country ("Dark End of the Hallway") and back again. Not every musician can handle this kind of variety, but Brown makes it work, whether it's the straight-ahead blues of "Here Am I" or "Street Corner" (which has a great harmonica intro), the Cajun-inflected "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again," or the jazz-blues feel of "Tippin' In." It's easy to see, or rather to hear, why Brown has been so influential: every track on Blackjack is performed with the deft assurance of a master.

Lyn Collins - Think (about it) (1972) Reissue 2014

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Lyn Collins - Think (about it) (1972) Reissue 2014

Lyn Collins - Think (about it) (1972) Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul | Label: Polydor | # UICY-76200 | Time: 00:30:39

At the time of the release of Think (About It) in 1972, Lyn Collins had been a member of James Brown's performing revue for about two years. Her full-throated voice had earned her the nickname "the Female Preacher" and a shot to record her own album. Of course, the Godfather was in the producer's chair, writing four of the nine tracks, directing the J.B.'s as they laid down their usual funky grooves, and liberally adding vocals throughout. The title track is the main point of interest here; from Collins' throat-ripping vocals to the track's nasty groove to Brown's background interjections, this is a killer. (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock later sampled the track for their rap classic "It Takes Two"). The rest of the record is a little uneven: "Just Won't Do Right" is a good doo wop-ish ballad with some churchy organ and great vocals by Collins and Brown, "Wheels of Life" is a nice little groover that sounds like vintage Aretha Franklin, and "Women's Lib" is a very slow ballad that lets Collins show off her anguished yowl of a vocal to its fullest.

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

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VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 260 MB
58:59 | Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Vocal, Ballad | Label: Kent

The songs of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson could occupy a whole Hall Of Fame to themselves. There can’t be any students of popular music who are not familiar with at least a few of their classics, be they their own hits like ‘Solid’ or those they wrote for Motown’s ‘A’ list artists, such as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’ for Marvin & Tammi and ‘Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)’ for Diana Ross.
These and many like them are as much a part of our lives as getting up in the morning. Less well known outside of connoisseur soul circles are the songs they wrote in the years immediately leading up to ‘Ain’t No Mountain’, with their original collaborator Joshie “Jo” Armstead. Between 1964 and 1967, the trio collaborated on a significant number of superior songs to provide hits for artists including Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown, Betty Everett, Aretha Franklin and scores more.

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

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Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 644 Mb | Scans ~ 732 Mb
Genre: R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Soul-Blues | Time: 04:41:11

Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.'s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The British press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alcohol, and tragic end, but fans and critics alike embraced her rugged charm, brash sense of humor, and distinctively soulful and jazzy vocals. Her platinum-selling breakthrough album, Frank (2003), elicited comparisons ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Macy Gray and Lauryn Hill. Interestingly enough, despite her strong accent and vernacular, one can often hear aspects of each of those singers' vocal repertoires in Winehouse's own voice. Nonetheless, her allure had always been her songwriting – almost always deeply personal but best known for its profanity and brutal candor.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb | Time: 00:50:18
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3060

A sort of a sequel to Gatemouth's 1974 Cajun country & western cowboy album Down South in the Bayou Country, the originally issued Bogalusa Boogie Man consists of 12 tracks performed in more or less that same vein. "Bogalusa Boogie Man" was recorded in Bogalusa, LA, during March of 1975, almost exactly one year after Bayou Country. Material for this project was composed by Danny Morrison, Red Lane, Hoyt Garrick, David Craig, Jerry Hubbard, Pat Rush, Fred Martin, and Little Feat founder Lowell George, whose "Dixie Chicken" features "vocals by everyone around in the studio, including friends and neighbors and the one and only Woody Lee Lewis." George is said to have singled out this version as his all-time favorite.

Fats Domino - All Hits! (Remastered) (2017)

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Fats Domino - All Hits! (Remastered) (2017)

Fats Domino - All Hits! (Remastered) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 824 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 349 MB
2:32:39 | Rhythm & Blues, Boogie, Jump Blues, Rock & Roll | Label: Factory Of Sounds

The most popular exponent of the classic New Orleans R&B sound, Fats Domino sold more records than any other black rock & roll star of the 1950s. His relaxed, lolling boogie-woogie piano style and easygoing, warm vocals anchored a long series of national hits from the mid-'50s to the early '60s. Through it all, his basic approach rarely changed. He may not have been one of early rock's most charismatic, innovative, or threatening figures, but he was certainly one of its most consistent. Domino's first single, "The Fat Man" (1949), is one of the dozens of tracks that have been consistently singled out as a candidate for the first rock & roll record.

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

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George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Soul | Label: Verve | # UCCV-9614 | Time: 00:39:04

Goodies is the sixth album by jazz guitarist George Benson recorded in 1968 and released on the Verve label.

Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

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Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 179 Mb
Label: Exile, Polydor | # 5305453 | Time: 01:02:32
Genre: Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Back on Top is the twenty-seventh studio album by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in 1999 by Point Blank. This album marks a slight return to the forms of music he is most known for: blues and R&B. Upon the album's release, Rolling Stone reviewed it as "one Monet and nine Norman Rockwells", the "Monet" being "When the Leaves Come Falling Down" which it called a masterpiece. The 29 January 2008 reissued and remastered version of the album contains two bonus tracks: an alternative take of "Philosopher's Stone" and a new arrangement of Fats Domino's song, "Valley of Tears".

VA - The Best Of Rare Mod (2024)

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VA - The Best Of Rare Mod (2024)

VA - The Best Of Rare Mod (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 227 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 MB
40:17 | Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Psychedelic | Label: Acid Jazz Records

The Rare Mod Series has been one of the most enduring Acid Jazz curated compilations of recent years, uncovering a host of lost classics that capture the sound of the original Mod scene of the 1960s. For the first time, the 'Best Of' is available on vinyl, with choice selections from across the series, presented in a hip, evocative sleeve, with printed inner, and on orange transparent vinyl. The track-list contains two tracks from the legendary Fleur de Lys, as well as a track from their brief billing as Shyster. Elsewhere, there are several productions from unsung hero and prolific session man Graham Dee, and even a turn from young David Bowie performing with The Riot Squad. An absolute must-have collection of the less-heard tracks from one of the most iconic periods of British music.

Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD)

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Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD)

Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.84 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 777 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues

Accurately dubbed "the Queen of Chicago blues" (and sometimes just the blues in general), Koko Taylor helped keep the tradition of big-voiced, brassy female blues belters alive, recasting the spirits of early legends like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton, and Memphis Minnie for the modern age. Taylor's rough, raw vocals were perfect for the swaggering new electrified era of the blues, and her massive hit "Wang Dang Doodle" served notice that male dominance in the blues wasn't as exclusive as it seemed. After a productive initial stint on Chess, Taylor spent several decades on the prominent contemporary blues label Alligator, going on to win more W.C. Handy Awards than any other female performer in history, and establishing herself as far and away the greatest female blues singer of her time. Collection includes: Koko Taylor (1969); South Side Lady (1973); I Got What It Takes (1975); The Earthshaker (1978); From The Heart Of A Woman (1981); Queen of the Blues (1985); Jump For Joy (1990).

Stevie Wonder - Albums Collection 1966-1985 (14CD) Japanese SHM-CD Reissue 2012

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Stevie Wonder - Albums Collection 1966-1985 (14CD) Japanese SHM-CD Reissue 2012

Stevie Wonder - Albums Collection 1966-1985 (14CD) Japanese SHM-CD Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.7 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.35 Gb | Scans ~ 615 Mb
Label: Universal Music Japan | # UICY-20346-20359 | Time: 10:05:00
Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop/Rock, Jazz-Funk, Disco

Collection includes: 'Up-Tight' (1966); 'Down To Earth' (1966); 'My Cherie Amour' (1969); 'Where I'm Coming From' (1971); 'Music Of My Mind' (1972); 'Talking Book' (1972); 'Innervisions' (1973); 'Fulfillingness' First Finale' (1974); 'Songs In The Key Of Life' 2CD (1976); 'Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants' 2CD (1979); 'Hotter Than July' (1980); 'In Square Circle' (1985).

Erykah Badu - Albums Collection 1997-2010 (7CD)

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Erykah Badu - Albums Collection 1997-2010 (7CD)

Erykah Badu - Albums Collection 1997-2010 (7CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.66 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.11 Gb | Scans Included
Neo-Soul, Contemporary R&B, Funk, Soul-Jazz | Time: 07:56:48

A neo-soul singer with some of the finest interpretive gifts since the swing era, and an uncompromising innovator who dug deep into experimental R&B. Collection includes: 'Baduizm' (1997); 'Baduizm Live' (1997); 'Mama's Gun' (2000); 'Worldwide Underground' EP (2003); 'New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)' (2008); 'Live' (2009); 'New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)' (2010).

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Remastered Reissue 2006

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Remastered Reissue 2006

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb | Time: 00:48:50
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3046

Like everything on Memphis Slim's album Goin' Back to Tennessee or Alvin Youngblood Hart's "Tallacatcha" (a Western swing performance worthy of Bob Wills), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's 1975 Barclay album Down South in the Bayou Country completely transcends any and all attempts to confine this diverse artist within the artificial parameters of blues or any other preordained category. Consisting mostly of songs written by Hoyt Garrick, Jr., Charles Gressett, and David Craig with additional tunes by J. Loyd and Joe Stampley, this pretty parfait of country & western, Southern rock, cowboy hoedown, and electric Cajun soul music was recorded during February and March 1974 in Bogalusa, LA. Gatemouth, fresh from his tenure as Deputy Sheriff of San Juan County, NM, sounds particularly pleased to be active at the center of a project so completely infused with authentic Southern sensibilities. Perhaps the most satisfying track off of the original album is "Loup Garou." This hoodoo funk ritual with background vocals by Geraldine "Sister Gerry" Richard sounds as if it might have been influenced by Dr. John's "Loop Garoo," which had appeared on that artist's Atco album Remedies in 1970.

The Blues Brothers - Original Soundtrack Recording (1980) {1995, Reissue}

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The Blues Brothers - Original Soundtrack Recording (1980) {1995, Reissue}

The Blues Brothers - Original Soundtrack Recording (1980) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Atlantic #82787-2

The Blues Brothers: Music from the Soundtrack was released on June 20, 1980 as the second album by the Blues Brothers Band, which also toured that year to promote the film. "Gimme Some Lovin'" was a Top 20 Billboard hit, peaking at number 18. The album was a followup to their debut, the live album, Briefcase Full of Blues. Later that year they released a second live album, Made in America, which featured the Top 40 track, "Who's Making Love".