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Merry Clayton - Merry Clayton (1971) Remastered 2010

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Merry Clayton - Merry Clayton (1971) Remastered 2010

Merry Clayton - Merry Clayton (1971) Remastered 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb
Soul, Southern Soul, Deep Soul | Label: Repertoire | # REP 5177 | 00:37:23

Neil Young, Carole King, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, James Taylor and Bill Withers all saw their songs covered by Merry on her 1971 LP. Her reputation soared yet higher after people witnessed her stunning performances of Southern Man; Walk on In; After All This Time; Same Old Story; Grandma's Hands; a Song for You; Light on the Hill, and more!

Janet Jackson - Discipline (Deluxe Edition) (2008/2023)

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Janet Jackson - Discipline (Deluxe Edition) (2008/2023)

Janet Jackson - Discipline (Deluxe Edition) (2008/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 435 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 MB
1:01:27 | R&B, Pop, Soul | Label: Island Def Jam

Discipline Review by Andy Kellman
A few lines from a couple songs and some suggestive presentation guarantees that a significant amount of the reaction to Discipline, Janet's tenth studio album, will feast upon the singer's lack of judiciousness when it comes to expressing her sexuality. Leave the teasing and explicitness to the teens and younger twenty-somethings – not the grown women – right? Janet should get back to making sunny, uncomplicated songs like "Escapade" and pretend that the occasional-to-frequent salaciousness extending back to Control never existed. She should do that and, while she is at it, act her age. (When the three years younger R. Kelly releases his next album, no protests of a similar nature will be heard; ditto whenever the Rolling Stones perform "Brown Sugar.") While Discipline is dressed up like a racy affair with track-to-track titillation, it has only a couple moments where Janet takes the S&M imagery further, and more deeply personal, than she did on The Velvet Rope; the majority of its subject matter relates to the more common elements of relationships.

Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) Reissue 1995 [Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series]

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Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) Reissue 1995 [Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series]

Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans ~ 28 Mb
Label: Legacy/Columbia | # CK 66201 | Time: 00:40:07
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Vocal Jazz, Blues, Soul

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington is the fifth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on February 18, 1964, by Columbia Records, The album is a tribute dedicated to the recently deceased singer Dinah Washington. The sessions were recorded in New York. A few tunes were cut with strings in order to bring out the essential ballad character of the songs (with the help of Bob Mersey's arranging); most of the tracks, though, were made with the assistance of a small and sympathetic accompanying group for which Mersey supplied minimal written guidance. Reissue by Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series in 1995 included "Lee Cross". This song was recorded at the same time as the other tunes and is the only song not released on the original album. It was first released several years later on Take It Like You Give It and became one of Franklin's biggest hits on Columbia.

Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)

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Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)

Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb
Label: Polydor, Exile | # 589 661-2 | Time: 01:02:05 | Scans included
Blues, Rock, Celtic, Rhythm & Blues, Folk-Rock

Down the Road is the twenty-ninth studio album by Northern Irish singer Van Morrison. The album has a nostalgic tone, lyrically and musically, and its arrangements mix R&B and blues with country and folk, and with a few exceptions, like "Georgia on My Mind," the music is most often rooted in 1950s and early 1960s popular music.

Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)

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Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)

Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Label: Valley Entertainment | # 2-VLT-15227 | Time: 00:55:11
World, Ethnic Fusion, Soul, Soul-Blues, Persian

A mighty American soul master, Mighty Sam McClain, and a lioness of Persian music, Mahsa Vahdat, meet a Norwegian human rights activist / producer, and sing a song of freedom.

Marcus Miller - Laid Black (2018) {Blue Note}

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Marcus Miller - Laid Black (2018) {Blue Note}

Marcus Miller - Laid Black (2018) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 338MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

Bass great Marcus Miller brings the influence of modern urban music to his trademark sound on his highly-anticipated, genre-defying new album Laid Black, which will be released June 1 on Blue Note Records. It’s been three years since Miller’s last album, Afrodeezia, which The New York Times called “vibrant and expressive… music that frames his playing beautifully.” Miller says: “Afrodeezia was like a musical voyage through my history. I followed the journey of my ancestors by collaborating with musicians along the African Slave route – musicians from West Africa, North Africa, South America and the Caribbean. With Laid Black, I decided to bring the music right up to the present - using elements from what’s happening in urban music today. So you’ll hear hip-hop, trap, soul, funk, R&B and jazz on this album.

The Love Unlimited Orchestra (Barry White) - Rhapsody In White (1974)

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The Love Unlimited Orchestra (Barry White) - Rhapsody In White (1974)

The Love Unlimited Orchestra (Barry White) - Rhapsody In White (1974)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Disco, Soul, Jazz-Funk | Label: Mercury | # 314 558 201-2 | Time: 00:38:54

The press may have dubbed Barry White "the walrus of love," but he was certainly the guru of something for many star crossed lovers across his Love Unlimited Orchestra output. While White rocketed up the charts with his solo "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More" in 1973, it was that same year's smash single "Love's Theme" that shot Love Unlimited Orchestra right up alongside him. Mostly instrumental, all orchestral, and packed with "that" tchka tchka guitar and full-fledged disco sound well before the genre reached maturity, Rhapsody in White set the stage and showcased the sounds that would shortly inspire a generation of producers, arrangers, and performers to start a million mirror balls spinning the world over. This album, in all its admitted smarminess, is a triumph.

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (1982) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered Reissue 2007

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Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (1982) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered Reissue 2007

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (1982)
2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered Reissue 2007

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 734 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 260 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Soul, Funk, Quiet Storm | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 88697 07557 2 | 01:53:54

Midnight Love is the seventeenth and final studio album (that is not a posthumous one) by Marvin Gaye. He signed with the label Columbia in March 1982 following his exit from Motown. The final album to be released before his death, it ultimately became the most successful album of Gaye's entire career. The disc was certified triple platinum in the United States, selling well over six million copies worldwide. It was nominated for a 1984 Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, spawning the two-time Grammy Award-winning smash, "Sexual Healing". It was ranked number 37 on the Rolling Stone list of the best albums of the 1980s decade and the NME named the album as its Album of the Year in 1983. In 1998, Sony Music re-released the album as a two-CD "Legacy" edition set titled Midnight Love and the Sexual Healing Sessions. The same edition would be re-released in 2007, to celebrate the album's 25th anniversary since its release.

VA - The 1959 R&B Hits Collection (2023)

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VA - The 1959 R&B Hits Collection (2023)

VA - The 1959 R&B Hits Collection (2023)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 697 MB
4:50:35 | R&B, Soul, Pop, Blues | Label: Acrobat

This continues the strand of R&B and country collections associated with Acrobat’s highly popular “America’s Greatest Hits” series, this one focusing on the top R&B records in the US Billboard charts during 1959. This great value 115-track 4-CD anthology includes, with the exception of certain records which are unavailable for inclusion due to copyright restrictions, just about every record which peaked in the Top 14 positions of Billboard’s “Hot R&B Sides” chart during the year. The pop and R&B market was continuing to evolve as rock ‘n’ roll matured, and new strands arrived, with pop-flavoured R&B vocal groups making a significant impact, along with fine R&B vocalists who readily crossed into the pop charts, while the boundaries between pop and R&B continued to become less clear, as some pure pop records got traction on R&B radio stations.

VA - The R&B No. 1s Of The '40s (2023)

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VA - The R&B No. 1s Of The '40s (2023)

VA - The R&B No. 1s Of The '40s (2023)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 707 MB
4:51:41 | Pop, Soul, R&B, Blues | Label: Acrobat

Acrobat has devoted a number of collections over the years to anthologies of the biggest hits in different years and decades across different genres, and this one fills a particular gap in the catalogue, bringing together all the records which featured at No. 1 in all of Billboard’s charts relating to the R&B market during the 1940s. In October 1942, Billboard launched the “Harlem Hit Parade”, which was replaced in February 1945 by the “Most Played Juke Box Race Records”, to which in 1948 was added the “Best Selling Retail Race Records”. This 97-track 4-CD collection features every record which reached No. 1 in any of those charts, apart from a few which are unavailable for copyright reasons. We have also included those from 1950, as it is arguably the final year of the decade, and we had space in the 4-CD format to accommodate them for the benefit of collectors who do not have our “R&B No. 1s of the ‘50s” set.

Fantastic Negrito - Grandfather Courage (Acoustic) (2023)

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Fantastic Negrito - Grandfather Courage (Acoustic) (2023)

Fantastic Negrito - Grandfather Courage (Acoustic) (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 305 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 MB
46:51 | Soul, Blues | Label: Storefront Records

Fantastic Negrito has announced his new album Grandfather Courage, an acoustic reimagining of his 2022 full-length White Jesus Black Problems. It’s out on February 3rd via his own Storefront Records.Grandfather Courage contains 11 songs in total and brings a new perspective to White Jesus Black Problems, which was based on the true story of his seventh-generation white Scottish grandmother, an indentured servant who lived in 1750s colonial Virginia in a common law marriage with his seventh-generation Black enslaved grandfather.

Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)

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Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)

Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 554 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans ~ 85 Mb | 01:17:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Funk | Motown Records #602498621882

During times of extreme political and social change, Stevie Wonder's voice and songwriting served as cultural and spiritual guideposts to many a listener, often lending insight and a barometer with which to measure the ways of the world. But that was largely during the golden phase of his career, generally regarded as being the late '60s through 1980's Hotter Than July. His work in the mid-'80s through the '90s was marginal in comparison, only hinting at glimpses of former brilliance, sugar-coated by over-polished production and radio-friendly content. So with a decade passing since his last full-length, 1995's Conversation Piece, people waited with bated breath for a sign of his return…and wondered which Wonder would show up: would it be the socially conscious genius who wrote anthems for a generation, or the R&B crooner who dominated quiet storm radio? Thankfully, it's a blend of both.

Lyn Collins - Mama Feelgood: The Best Of (2005)

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Lyn Collins - Mama Feelgood: The Best Of (2005)

Lyn Collins - Mama Feelgood: The Best Of (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 485 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 MB
1:17:49 | Soul, Funk | Label: Spectrum Music

UK collection, a 20-track retrospective from James Brown's 'funky Soul siren" and one of the most sampled female singers of all time! Nicknamed the "Female Preacher," Lyn Collins was discovered in the early '70s along with her relatives Bootsy and Catfish Collins by James Brown, who was making the transition to the hardest Funk phase of his career. Collins' work has appeared on Polydor compilations like James Brown's Funky People and James Brown's Original Funky Divas, as well as the bootleg singles comp Female Preacher; she continued to tour and perform, most notably at the European Jazz/Funk Festival (in both 1998 and 1999) and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Shortly after returning from a European tour in February of 2005, Lyn Collins passed away on March 13 at the age of 56. 20 tracks. Spectrum. 2005.

VA - The Most Relaxing Album In The World ... Ever! (1998)

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VA - The Most Relaxing Album In The World ... Ever! (1998)

VA - The Most Relaxing Album In The World … Ever! (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 786 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 332 MB
2:25:18 | Alternative Rock, Soundtrack, Indie Rock, Soul, Prog Rock | Label: Virgin

The Most Relaxing Album in the World…Ever features a mix of smooth pop, rock, and new age songs like Enigma's "Sadness," Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells," the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows," Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay," and Deep Forest's "Sweet Lullaby." Aside from similarly mellow tempos, not much links Enya's "Orinoco Flow," Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game," and Sade's "Smooth Operator," but overall, The Most Relaxing Album in the World…Ever is an enjoyable, accessible collection, even if it doesn't live up to its title.

VA - Nile Rodgers Presents - Disco Inferno (2014)

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VA - Nile Rodgers Presents - Disco Inferno (2014)

VA - Nile Rodgers Presents - Disco Inferno (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.59 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 552 MB
3:56:13 | Disco, Funk, Soul | Label: Warner Music TV

Nile Rodgers - "When the label asked me to put together a track list for Disco Inferno I was like 'YEAH! When do I start?'
The biggest challenge was narrowing the choices down to sixty four tracks from a starting point of several hundred. But the guys at the label gave me some direction as to the shape of the album - a mix of hits and more unusual stuff. I've drawn not only on my own personal production history but also on my extensive knowledge of disco, funk and soul music - I guess - having had years of first-hand dance floor experience from landmark era clubs such as Studio 54".