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Diana King - Think Like A Girl (1997)

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Diana King - Think Like A Girl (1997)

Diana King - Think Like A Girl (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 394 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 151 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Reggae Fusion / Dancehall / Dance-Pop / Urban / Funk / Soul
WORK / Sony Music #OK 67959

Diana King's sophomore outing Think Like a Girl is a well-crafted, diverse set of soul/pop/reggae that merited much more attention it received. The album contains several ultra catchy songs that have hit written all over them, namely the infectious title track and "Wicked." King is also an extremely earnest and sincere singer, and nowhere is that more evident than on the album's 30-second a cappella interlude "Mi Coffee." On some tunes, such as "Love Yourself" and the single "L-L-Lies," King sings in her trademark, powerful reggae style.

Slave - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Slave - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Slave - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.23 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 455 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Funk, Urban, Soul, Disco | Label: Atlantic/Rhino | # 8122 79834 1 | Time: 03:18:22

Original Album Series contains the first five albums from the mighty Dayton funk band Slave: Slave (1977), The Hardness of the World (1977), The Concept (1978), Just a Touch of Love (1979), and Stone Jam (1980). Each disc is in a thin cardboard pouch with reproductions of the original front and back sleeve designs. Since the series limits itself to five discs, the band's phenomenal sixth album – Show Time (1981) – couldn't fit, but this is a convenient way to snap up the majority of the output from one of the planet's best funk bands. Not even the two-disc The Definitive Groove Collection covers all the great singles and album cuts featured within this small box.

Diana King - Tougher Than Love (1995) {Japan 1st Press}

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Diana King - Tougher Than Love (1995) {Japan 1st Press}

Diana King - Tougher Than Love (1995) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 445 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 184 Mb
Full Scans | 00:56:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Reggae Fusion / Dancehall / Dance-Pop / Urban / R&B
Sony Records #SRCS 7495

Tougher Than Love is the debut album by singer-songwriter Diana King. The album peaked at #179 on The Billboard 200, #85 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #1 on the Top Reggae Albums chart. It features the four hit singles, "Shy Guy", "Love Triangle", "Ain't Nobody" (a cover of the Rufus & Chaka Khan song from 1983), and "Treat Her Like a Lady." Diana King is a Jamaican singer-songwriter who performs a mixture and fusion of reggae, reggae fusion and dancehall. She was born to an Indo-Jamaican mother and an Afro Jamaican father. She is best known for her hit 1995 single "Shy Guy" and her remake of "I Say a Little Prayer" which was featured on the soundtrack to My Best Friend's Wedding.

Lisa Stansfield - The Complete Collection 1989-2003 (2003) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Lisa Stansfield - The Complete Collection 1989-2003 (2003) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Lisa Stansfield - The Complete Collection 1989-2003 (2003) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1 Gb | Scans ~ 117 Mb | Time: 07:25:13
Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, R&B, Urban, Soul, Funk | Label: Arista/BMG | # 82876 52431 2

Complete Collection is a six-disc, U.K.-only set celebrating the breadth and depth of Lisa Stansfield's extensive and impressive career. It includes her five studio albums – Affection; Real Love; So Natural; Lisa Stansfield; and Face Up – as well as an exclusive sixth disc, with recordings from a 1992 Wembley date, club mixes (including a great Massive Attack version of "Live Together"), B-sides, and three songs from Stansfield's Blue Zone days. Not enough? Each studio album is augmented with at least two bonus tracks. Complete Collection is definitely the most comprehensive Lisa Stansfield retrospective; it borders on overkill. But since it's only available in the U.K. – and is also quite pricey – the single-disc Biography is perfectly acceptable for the casual Stansfield fan.

Lillo Thomas - All Of You (1984) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Lillo Thomas - All Of You (1984) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Lillo Thomas - All Of You (1984) [2013, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:11 | 407,70 Mb
Label: Capitol Records/PTG Records (Netherlands) | Cat.# PTG 34163 | Released: 2013-10-19 (1984-09-08)

Lillo Thomas was a world-class sprinter at 16, setting the world record for the 200 meters at 20.8 seconds. But an automobile accident in Brazil prevented him from appearing in the 1984 Olympics, for which he had qualified. Thomas left athletics behind for music, and toured with comedian Eddie Murphy in 1985. He became a successful session vocalist, doing vocals on releases by Evelyn "Champagne" King, Kashif, James Ingram, George Benson, and Melba Moore, among others, while also writing "Mind Up Tonight" for Moore. He landed his own solo deal with Capitol, and began getting singles on the charts.

Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Pop/Rock, Electronic, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:14:39 | 661,78 Mb
Label: Sony Music/Funkytowngrooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-276 | Released: 2012-02-27 (1984)

It is amazing how polarizing (for listeners) Bill Laswell's Material side projects can be. They are either fresh and inventive or stale and uninspired. Unfortunately, Nona Hendryx's 1984 Material-produced album "The Art of Defense" falls into the latter category another case of some very talented folks making a very bland record. Nona and the Material crew are obviously capable of great things, but despite the formidable pedigree of the artists involved, "The Art of Defense" falls short of expectations.

Nona Hendryx - The Heat (1985) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Nona Hendryx - The Heat (1985) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Nona Hendryx - The Heat (1985) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Pop/Rock, Electronic, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:07:17 | 680,14 Mb
Label: Sony Music/Funkytowngrooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-255 | Released: 2011 (1985)

After Labelle's breakup in early 1977, Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash took very different paths as solo artists. LaBelle became a middle of the road urban/adult contemporary superstar, Dash recorded the occasional R&B album with little commercial success, and Hendryx favored rock-minded albums that came the closest to Labelle's free-spirited wildness. Hendryx's solo career started out on a hard rock note with her self-titled debut album of 1977, but she took a more new wave-influenced turn in the '80s, and 1985's The Heat brings together rock and synth funk with memorable results.

Nona Hendryx - Female Trouble (1987)

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Nona Hendryx - Female Trouble (1987)

Nona Hendryx - Female Trouble (1987)
R&B, Pop/Rock, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 45:32 | 427,76 Mb
Label: EMI America Records (USA) | Cat.# CDP 7 46550 2 | Released: 1987

Hendryx’s biggest commercial success came with 1987's single "Why Should I Cry?", a top 5 R&B hit which also reached #58 on the Billboard 100. The accompanying album, Female Trouble, boasted an impressive list of contributors, including Dan Hartman (who also served as a producer), Peter Gabriel, Prince ("Baby Go Go"), George Clinton, David Van Tieghem and Mavis Staples. Around this time, she became a member of the Black Rock Coalition, founded by Vernon Reid of Living Colour.

Lisa Stansfield - Albums Collection 1989-1993 (3CD) [Non-Remastered Japanese Releases] Re-Up

Posted By: Designol
Lisa Stansfield - Albums Collection 1989-1993 (3CD) [Non-Remastered Japanese Releases] Re-Up

Lisa Stansfield - Albums Collection 1989-1993 (3CD) [Non-Remastered Japanese Releases]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.15 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 456 Mb | Scans ~ 414 Mb
Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, R&B, Urban, Soul, Funk | Time: 03:19:24

English soul-influenced pop singer and actress who mixed modern dance grooves with vintage-style R&B. Collection includes: 'Affection' (1989); 'Real Love' (1991); 'So Natural' (1993).

Brenda Russell - Two Eyes (1983) [2016, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Brenda Russell - Two Eyes (1983) [2016, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Brenda Russell - Two Eyes (1983) [2016, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 50:14 | 672,01 Mb
Label: Big Break Records (UK) | Cat.# WCDBBRX0329 | Released: 2016-03-04 (1983)

"Two Eyes" is the 3rd studio album by the American singer/songwriter Brenda Russell, released in 1983 on Warner Bros. Records. The album got to #16 on the Blues & Soul Top British Soul Albums chart. Artists such as Michael McDonald, Rita Coolidge, Stevie Wonder, Pattie Brooks, Randy Crawford, Christopher Cross, James Ingram, Patrice Rushen and Al Jarreau appeared on the album. In 1990, singer Lalah Hathaway covered the song "It's Something" under the title "Somethin'" on her self-titled debut album. Later in 2013 Lalah Hathaway with Snarky Puppy did another rendition of the song for the album 'Family Dinner - Volume 1', which on January 26, 2014, won a Grammy Award in the "Best R&B Performance" category.

Lionel Richie - Truly: The Love Songs (1997)

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Lionel Richie - Truly: The Love Songs (1997)

Lionel Richie - Truly: The Love Songs (1997)
R&B, Pop/Rock, Soul, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:17:04 | 562,88 Mb
Label: Motown (EU) | Cat.# 530 843-2 | Released: 1997-11-25

As the title indicates, "Truly: The Love Songs" whittles down Lionel Richie's hits - both solo and with the Commodores - to just the romantic tunes. As many of his best-known songs are indeed love songs, it's easy to listen to this 1997 compilation and think there's nothing missing, but there are some big hits MIA: "All Night Long (All Night)," "Dancing on the Ceiling," "Running with the Night," and "You Are," to name a few. What this does offer are his biggest ballads and slow jams - "Hello," "Penny Lover," "Three Times a Lady," "Sail On," "Easy," "Endless Love," "Truly," "Stuck on You," "Say You, Say Me" - and that makes for nice romantic mood music.

Randy Crawford - Naked and True (1995)

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Randy Crawford - Naked and True (1995)

Randy Crawford - Naked and True (1995)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 01:06:12 | 476,48 Mb
Label: Bluemoon Recordings (USA) | Cat.# 92662-2 | Released: 1995-11-07

Released when Randy Crawford was 43, "Naked and True" came 16 years after the singer enjoyed her greatest visibility with the Crusaders' 1979 hit "Street Life." At that point in her career, Crawford enjoyed little or no interest from urban contemporary radio. But then, Naked and True is hardly album that goes out of its way to appeal to urban contemporary tastes of the '90s. Much of the time, the CD sounds like it could have been recorded in the late '70s or early '80s instead of the mid-'90s. Dominated by cover songs, Naked and True finds the singer putting her recognizable stamp on R&B hits ranging from the Spinners' "I'll Be Around," Change's "The Glow of Love" and George Benson's "Give Me the Night" to Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots" and Simply Red's "Holding Back the Years."

Pieces Of A Dream - Pieces Of A Dream (1981) & We Are One (1982) [2005, Remastered Reissue]

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Pieces Of A Dream - Pieces Of A Dream (1981) & We Are One (1982) [2005, Remastered Reissue]

Pieces Of A Dream - Pieces Of A Dream (1981) & We Are One (1982) [2005, Remastered Reissue]
Jazz, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPG) | 01:17:39 | 480,99 Mb
Label: Elektra/Collectables Records (USA) | Cat.# COL-CD-7674 | Released: 2005-07-26 (1981/1982)

Here are the first two albums from pioneer smooth jazz unit Pieces of a Dream on a single disc. Produced and mixed by the late Grover Washington, Jr., Pieces of a Dream/We Are One combine soulful, tight arrangements, spirited and inspired playing, and a canny knack for grooves, Pieces of a Dream and We Are One endure as gems of the genre.

The Whispers - The Janus Years: 1969-1974 [2CD] (2002)

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The Whispers - The Janus Years: 1969-1974 [2CD] (2002)

The Whispers - The Janus Years: 1969-1974 [2CD] (2002)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Philly Soul, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 02:24:22 | 990,68 Mb
Label: Unidisc (Canada) | Cat.# SPLK2-8055 | Released: 2002-12-23

Sanctuary originally released this collection several years ago but unfortuntely, they also omitted several tracks that make up "The Planets Of Life" disc. Those were originally released by Soul Clock in 1969 as "The Whispers" and subsequentally reissued in 1973 by Janus as "The Planets Of Life." The omitted tracks appear on another Sanctuary collection with eight previously unreleased bonus tracks and the original artwork from the 1969 LP. That collection showcases the Soul Clock years from 1969-70 while the original release of this set of discs showcases the three original Janus albums from 1972-74. So depending on which collections you buy, you may get about ten tracks that repeat. But the lost gem here is the track, "Feel Like Comin' Home," which is previously only seen released as a B-side single. It's also released on some copies of the original "Greatest Hits" LP on Janus from 1975.

Angela Bofill - Let Me Be The One (1984) {Japan for USA}

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Angela Bofill - Let Me Be The One (1984) {Japan for USA}

Angela Bofill - Let Me Be The One (1984) {Japan for USA}
R&B, Soul, Electronic, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 34:37 | 329,20 Mb
Label: Arista Records (USA) | Cat.# ARCD 8258 | Released: 1984-11-13

"Let Me Be The One" is the 6th album by Angela Bofill, released by Arista Records in 1984. "Let Me Be the One" was produced by David Frank and Mic Murphy who, at the time, were enjoying much success as The System. Let Me Be the One was much more synth-heavy R&B flavored than her earlier jazz-oriented works. The title song reached #84 on the Billboard R&B Chart.