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VA - On The Soul Side: 26 Soul Grooves (2018)

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VA - On The Soul Side: 26 Soul Grooves (2018)

VA - On The Soul Side: 26 Soul Grooves (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 296 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 207 MB
1:04:42 | Rhythm & Blues, Soul | Label: Kent Soul

An iconic Kent vinyl album expanded to CD format with bonus soul necessities.
Over the years we have been asked to issue CDs versions some of the most popular Kent LPs we put out in the 1980s. With the exception of “Slow’n’Moody, Black & Bluesy”, a few releases in our Hip Pocket series and some solo collections, we have held off until now. “On The Soul Side” is a good place to start, as it was our first compilation drawn from a catalogue other than Kent/Modern. A superb collection of mainly big budget 60s soul sides sourced from the Capitol, Liberty, Minit, Imperial and United Artists family of labels, only a quarter of the tracks on the LP have since appeared on Kent CDs. With an extra 10 like-minded soul songs added, it means that no more than 15.3846% (approx) are likely to be in even the most avid Kent fan’s collection.

VA - Westbound Super Breaks: Essential Funk Soul & Jazz Samples & Breakbeats (2018)

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VA - Westbound Super Breaks: Essential Funk Soul & Jazz Samples & Breakbeats (2018)

VA - Westbound Super Breaks: Essential Funk Soul & Jazz Samples & Breakbeats (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 425 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 MB
1:12:48 | Soul, Funk, P.Funk, Disco | Label: Westbound Records

Much of modern hip hop has its roots in the adventurous recordings made at Westbound in the early to mid-70s. “Super Breaks” pays homage to some of their greatest sampled tracks. Available on CD and 2LP formats. It’s one of those “Why didn’t we do this before”-type compilations. “Super Breaks” has been a successful series for nearly 20 years and Ace’s relationship with Detroit’s Westbound Records goes back even further. Add the fact that on a per-record-released basis Westbound is probably the most sampled label ever, then we’ve probably missed a trick. But with Westbound celebrating its 50th anniversary, maybe there couldn’t be a better time than now after all.

VA - Real Live Wire: 15 Tracks Of The Month's Best New Music (2024)

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VA - Real Live Wire: 15 Tracks Of The Month's Best New Music (2024)

VA - Real Live Wire: 15 Tracks Of The Month's Best New Music (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 411 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | 01:10:05
Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Folk | Label: Uncut Magazine

All copies of the March 2024 issue of Uncut come with a free, 15-track CD – Real Live Wire – that showcases the wealth of great new music on offer this month, from The Jesus And Mary Chain, Julia Holter and Phosphorescent to Rosali, Sam Lee and Dean McPhee. Now dive in…

VA - Skiffle: The Essential Collection (Remastered) (2008)

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VA - Skiffle: The Essential Collection (Remastered) (2008)

VA - Skiffle: The Essential Collection (Remastered) (2008)
FLAC (tracks) - 564 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 353 MB
2:14:21 | Skiffle | Label: AVID Entertainment

Join AVID Entertainment as we set out to prove that Skiffle was a little more than just a vehicle for a certain Mr Lonnie Donegan!
Our Essential Skiffle collection unashamedly includes a number of the great mans efforts but we are however pleased to include a number of other contenders for the Skiffle crown. Chas McDevitt for one, had a number of hits and was indeed huge in the States for a while. Meanwhile Lonnie's nemeses The Vipers were always hot on his heels trying to stop him nicking their songs! Then who could ever forget Johnny Duncan's "Last Train To San Fernando" or Dick Bishop's "It Takes A Worried Man". Along the way we feature classic British jazzmen Ken Colyer and Chris Barber both of whom found some success with this most limited of musical genres. And let's not forget the ladies of Skiffle, the legendary Peggy Seeger is featured here, as are Beryl Bryden and Betty Smith.

VA - Searching In The Wilderness (2000)

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VA - Searching In The Wilderness (2000)

VA - Searching In The Wilderness (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 148 MB
39:46 | Scans Included | Beat, Rhythm & Blues, Garage Rock | Unofficial Release | Label: Muziek Expres

While this compilation might prove mighty hard to track down, it's one of the better anthologies of raw, rare mid-'60s rock, concentrating exclusively on bands from the U.K. and Europe (i.e., this is not a "garage" compilation in the classic sense). Some of these groups enjoy a cult reputation, especially the Dutch ones (the Outsiders, Q65, Cuby & the Blizzards, the Motions); most will draw blanks even on the faces of specialist record store owners. Still, if you like the R&B/mod of the Pretty Things or the Who and are looking for stuff in that mode that's less polished, this is a good place to land. The Red Squares' "You Can Be My Baby" is as good as the best London 1966 mod; the Buzz's "You're Holding Me Down" is one of British producer Joe Meek's hardest-rocking sessions; Jimmy Page plays a raunchy session guitar lead on Sean Buckley's "Everybody Knows"; and the Outsiders' "Won't You Listen" is one of the wildest, most unhinged beat/punk performances of all time. There's also a rare and basic unreleased mid-'60s song by the Kinks (who are identified as the "Muswell Ravens" on the cover), "All Aboard."

VA - NOW Yearbook '74 Extra (2024)

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VA - NOW Yearbook '74 Extra (2024)

VA - NOW Yearbook '74 Extra (2024)
MP3 320 kbps | 3:36:14 | 527 Mb
Genre: Dance, Disco, RnB, Pop, Blues, Rock

With the ‘main’ Yearbook for 1974 released on Friday, Now That’s What I Call Music have announced the companion ‘Extra’ version, which contains 64 tracks across three CDs. This set features songs from acts such as Elton John (‘The Bitch is Back’), Queen (‘Seven Seas of Rhye’), Slade (‘The Bangin’ Man’), Bryan Ferry (‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’), Leo Sayer (‘One Man Band’), Mud (‘Rocket’), Status Quo (‘Break the Rules’), David Essex (‘America’), Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (‘Judy Teen’), Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye (‘Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)’), Commodores (‘Machine Gun’), Roberta Flack (‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’). Full tracklisting can be found below, and, as usual, this Extra edition comes packaged in a cheap-and-cheerful six panel card sleeve.

VA - Now Millennium 2006 - 2007 (Limited Special Edition) (2024)

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VA - Now Millennium 2006 - 2007 (Limited Special Edition) (2024)

VA - Now Millennium 2006 - 2007 (Limited Special Edition) (2024)
MP3 320 kbps | 5:14:55 | 736 Mb
Genre: Dance, Club, Disco, Reggae, RnB, Pop, Hip Hop, Rap, Rock

NOW is pleased to announce the latest addition in the Millennium series – NOW – Millennium 2006-2007 – out June 14th! 85 tracks across 4CDs, showcasing more unforgettable sounds of the 2000s from two fantastic years in music! Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Acoustic, Soft Rock, Soul, Pop Rap, Contemporary R&B, Electro House, Disco, Euro House, Europop, Dance-pop, Rhythm and Blues, Indie Rock, UK Garage, Blues Rock, Jazz-Rock, Ballad, Gangsta! Now Millennium 2006 - 2007 is designed and signed as a reference on your choice of several exchangers file. 4 x CD, Compilation, Special Edition reliability and availability, is the property of our portal, efficiency and commitment to new heights, as well as the immensity of the creative transformation! Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Now That's What I Call Music LLP!

VA - The Very Best Of Japanese Music (2015)

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VA - The Very Best Of Japanese Music (2015)

VA - The Very Best Of Japanese Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) - 528 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 259 MB
1:50:21 | Folk, Instrumental, World | Label: ARC

A beautiful and captivating collection of classical and modern Japanese music, ranging from the powerful thunder of huge taiko drums, to the haunting and melancholy sound of the shakuhachi flute and the delicate tinkling of the koto depicting samurai battle scenes or the contemplation of cherry blossoms…

VA - The World Needs Changing - Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (2013)

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VA - The World Needs Changing - Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (2013)

VA - The World Needs Changing - Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 378 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 MB
1:02:13 | Soul, Funk, Jazz | Label: BGP Records

2013 collection. The late 60s were a time of incredible change in black American Music. The World Needs Changing reflects the growing confidence of black music in a decade of change. Soul, jazz and funk was a mirror onto the black urban world, and represented a growing confidence and sophistication. Records like Lonnie Liston Smith's 'Expansions' (presented here in it's rare 7 inch version) or Leon Thomas' 'Just in Time to See the Sun' show Jazz musicians reaching for the discos without losing their spiritual self. Gil Scott Heron, Esther Marrow, Darrow Fletcher and our super rare title track show the political struggle continued to bubble away. The majority of the music made at the time was still aimed firmly at the feet, and there are rare collectors items by the Original Soul Patrol, Ceaser 830, club classics by the Willard Posey Reunion and Little Eva Harris whose medley of 'Get Ready/ Uptight' has been massive in London for a couple of years now. BGP.

VA - Psychedelic Soul (Produced By Norman Whitfield) (2021)

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VA - Psychedelic Soul (Produced By Norman Whitfield) (2021)

VA - Psychedelic Soul (Produced By Norman Whitfield) (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 469 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 191 MB
1:17:21 | Soul, Psychedelic | Label: Kent Soul

Here is the first-ever compilation dedicated to the distinctive and influential productions of Norman Whitfield. You’ll find all-time classics such as Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, the Temptations’ ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’ and Rose Royce’s ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’, alongside lesser-known soul gems from the 70s. Compiled by Bob Stanley, who also put together the acclaimed, big-selling Thom Bell “Ready Or Not” set, it’s the perfect introduction to Whitfield’s work. Atmospheric, cinematic things like Rare Earth’s ‘Come With Me’ sit alongside floor-fillers such as David Ruffin’s wild ‘Me And Rock & Roll (Are Here To Stay)’.

VA - All Turned On! Motown Instrumentals 1960-1972 (2022)

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VA - All Turned On! Motown Instrumentals 1960-1972 (2022)

VA - All Turned On! Motown Instrumentals 1960-1972 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 313 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 221 MB
1:10:47 | Soul, Instrumental | Label: Ace

A stellar cast of musicians take the spotlight on this collection of soul, jazz, funk and other groovy Motown instrumentals which features six cuts otherwise available only as digital downloads and five masters previously unissued in any format.
Compiled by the guys behind our popular “Motown Girls” and “Motown Guys” series, the CD opens with three certified crowd-pleasers: the San Remo Golden Strings’ ‘Festival Time’, a Northern Soul favourite that reached the UK charts in 1971, five years after its original release in the USA; a version of the Supremes’ ‘Come See About Me’ by Choker Campbell’s Big Band; and ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)’ by Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers, an outfit known behind the scenes as the Funk Brothers.

VA - Café Berlin - 50 Memories of Germany (Remastered) (2017)

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VA - Café Berlin - 50 Memories of Germany (Remastered) (2017)

VA - Café Berlin - 50 Memories of Germany (Remastered) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 606 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 352 MB
2:31:25 | Pop | Label: Factory Of Sounds

This two CD collection brings together recordings of German popular music from singers whose careers virtually span the twentieth century. Some of the artists featured here found their greatest success in the 30's; others were recording and performing until the end of the century. Many of these recordings had a strong relationship with film. Beginning with the earliest talking pictures made by the German film industry, recording stars were often also film stars.

VA - Now That's What I Call K–Pop (2024)

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VA - Now That's What I Call K–Pop (2024)

VA - Now That's What I Call K–Pop (2024)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:49 | 143 MB
Pop, Rock, K–Pop | Label: Legacy (Sony Records)

NOW That's What I Call K-Pop is an installment in the American compilation album series "NOW That's What I Call Music!" It will soon release on May 17, 2024. It is notable for being the first NOW! album to include the K-Pop genre.

VA - Private Wax (Super Rare Boogie & Disco) (2012)

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VA - Private Wax (Super Rare Boogie & Disco) (2012)

VA - Private Wax (Super Rare Boogie & Disco) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 535 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 MB
1:18:37 | Afrobeat, Funk, Disco, Boogie | Label: BBE

Amazon review by Syd
Private Wax here means labels that only put out one or two songs, or maybe a few more. So most of these have not been heard by human ears. While a great lineup of picks, I think this one was not quite as enjoyable as Deep Disco and Boogie (ohh, appears to be OOP, as of last week), Deep Disco Culture Vol. 2 (I am still seeking out Vol. 1 or for it back it print, hey, Zaf!), but all in all, if you want decently musical quality disco you have never heard, this is one for you.

VA - The Birth of British Rock, 1948-1962 (2022)

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VA - The Birth of British Rock, 1948-1962 (2022)

VA - The Birth of British Rock, 1948-1962 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) - 813 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 399 MB
2:51:07 | Rock | Label: Fremeaux Heritage

British rock was born before the cultural upheaval brought by The Beatles. Inspired at first by the United States, as well as Jamaican and Trinidadian colonies, English rock blossomed out of blues musicians like Alexis Korner, boogie, such as Winifred Atwell’s, and the great skiffle craze led by Scotsman Lonnie Donegan. Then came the rise of young artists inspired by the Elvis Presley phenomenon in the US: Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Johnny Kidd, Vince Taylor - and also great English stars such as Billy Fury & Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Bruno Blum unveils some remarkable records here and comments on the best of this overlooked period, as The Beatles were assimilating this music and already building their up-and-coming revolution.