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The Doobie Brothers - Southbound (2014)

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The Doobie Brothers - Southbound (2014)

The Doobie Brothers - Southbound (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 386 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music/Arista Nashville | # 88843098812 | Time: 00:49:24
Classic Rock, Boogie Rock, Soft Rock, Country Rock, Country, Soul

Four-time Grammy-winning band The Doobie Brothers (with Michael McDonald) have teamed up with some of country music’s biggest stars for ‘Southbound’, an album of all-new recordings of the band’s classic hits. The studio lineup harkens back to the Doobie Brothers’ earliest days. Fellow singer-songwriter-guitarist-lead-vocalists Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnston continue to front the group, while multi-instrumentalist John McFee’s history with the Brothers dates back to 1978, after his stint with Southern Pacific. Michael McDonald returns to The Doobie Brothers for this project, which invites fans to once again “Listen to the Music” in a whole new way. Country stars Blake Shelton, Casey James, Charlie Worsham, Johnnyswim’s Amanda Sudano Ramirez, and Tyler Farr were among the first roster of artists choosing their favorite Doobie songs to record with the band, with selected tracks featuring special instrumental contributions from Hunter Hayes and Vince Gill. Other collaborators include Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann, and Love and Theft. In choosing the album title, The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston remarked, “Southbound seemed like the perfect name of this collaboration project with all these dynamic country artists. The band has a lot of roots, both musically and lyrically, from the South such as blues, country, R&B, and folk. To us it was a natural fit that it be called Southbound.”

Otis Rush - Mourning In The Morning (1969) Reissue 2005

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Otis Rush - Mourning In The Morning (1969) Reissue 2005

Otis Rush - Mourning In The Morning (1969) Reissue 2005
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Label: Collectables | # COL-CD-7704 | Time: 00:39:40
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

This string-bending guitar master (and owner of one of the most beautiful voices in blues) had a big influence on rock, and rock returned the favor on this 1969 Atlantic LP. Duane Allman plays guitar, Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites produced and that's Roger Hawkins on drums as Otis does Feel So Bad; Gambler's Blues; Baby, I Love You; It Takes Time, and more!

VA - The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 (2011)

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VA - The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 (2011)

VA - The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 947 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 481 MB
3:26:51 | Rhythm & Blues, Soul | Label: Kent Soul

The acronym is F-A-M-E, but it may as well be S-O-U-L. It was a full half-century ago that the recording studio, record label and publishing operation originally known as Florence Alabama Music Enterprises established itself and its trademark sound with the hit recording of ‘You Better Move On’ by Arthur Alexander. In the fifty years since, FAME Studios and its idiosyncratic founder Rick Hall have been at the forefront of the Muscle Shoals Sound. FAME begat the process whereby a little known Alabama backwater would evolve into the very crucible of southern soul, a holy place to where musicians, singers and fans still make a very specific pilgrimage in the hope of experiencing a little bit of the magic behind so many hit records: ‘I’m Your Puppet’, ‘Land Of 1,000 Dances’, ‘Tell Mama’ and countless others.

VA - A Road Leading Home (Songs By Dan Penn) (2013)

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VA - A Road Leading Home (Songs By Dan Penn) (2013)

VA - A Road Leading Home (Songs By Dan Penn) (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 350 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 MB
1:10:19 | Full Scans - 38 MB | Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Ace

UK collection that focuses on songs penned by the American singer/songwriter. The songwriting skills of Penn and Spooner Oldham have already been celebrated in fine style on Ace's award-winning Sweet Inspiration. This compilation includes performances by Ted Taylor, Linda Gail Lewis, Roy Hamilton, Billy Young, Jeanie Fortune and many others.

Sonny Landreth - Down In Louisiana (1985) Reissue 2001

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Sonny Landreth - Down In Louisiana (1985) Reissue 2001

Sonny Landreth - Down In Louisiana (1985) Reissue 2001
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Louisiana Blues, Cajun, Zydeco | Label: Acadia | # ACA 8009 | Time: 00:37:05

This is music from the Saturday night dances in Louisiana; the hot and sweaty have a good time dancing, drinking, and looking at all the people. Do not look for the Royal Albert Hall production on this CD, as on his stunning South of I-10 with its myriad "guest artists." The feel for this music is shown by someone who grew up with it. Listen to the respect and feeling he gives to Clifton Chenier's "If I Ever Get Lucky." Try to keep your body and feet from bouncing to the beat of "Sugar Cane" or "Little Linda." Doesn't your eye start to look around for a dance partner, even though you're in your living room? There is solid playing throughout this CD even though the sound is a bit thin at times and the big-name guests are nowhere to be found. It is a solid effort that spans the musical boundaries of all of Louisiana. Cajun, zydeco, blues, and country are all blended together so they are no longer confining, but a homogenous mix. A solid effort.

The Animals - The Animals On Tour (1965/2022)

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The Animals - The Animals On Tour (1965/2022)

The Animals - The Animals On Tour (1965/2022)
FLAC (tracks) - 218 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 MB
41:49 | Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues | Label: ABKCO

The Animals - "The Animals On Tour" The Animals' second studio album, The Animals on Tour, is a mixture of blues, R&B and rock n' roll covers with the Eric Burdon and Alan Price Top 20 single "I'm Crying." The Animals On Tour has been remastered utilizing highresolution sources from first generation mono master tapes. Includes liner notes by Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke and the bonus tracks "Baby What's Wrong," "F-E-E-L," and "New Year's Radio Spot."

Manfred Mann - BBC Sessions (1998) [BBC The Archive Series]

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Manfred Mann - BBC Sessions (1998) [BBC The Archive Series]

Manfred Mann - BBC Sessions (1998) [BBC The Archive Series]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb
Label: EMI | # 7243 4 97770 2 6 | Time: 01:00:42 | Scans included
British Invasion, Pop/Rock, Beat, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues

This 24-song collection of tracks recorded for the BBC from 1964-1966 sounds very good, thanks to the Paul Jones-fronted lineup (although a few of the songs are instrumentals). Of most interest are four tunes the band never released in the 1960s, including a version of "Parchman Farm" that features only Jones and his harmonica, and the obscure, mediocre Barry-Greenwich composition "That's the Way I Feel." More unexpected are a couple of Jones originals the band never did in the studio, the bluesy and derivative "I Need You" and "It Took a Little While." There's no "Doo Wah Diddy Diddy," but most of the other big mid-'60s hits are played ("Sha La La," "Come Tomorrow," "Pretty Flamingo," "If You Gotta Go, Go Now"), as well as some of their better LP and EP cuts. This is recommended a little above the usual BBC archive compilation, because Manfred Mann played extremely well live, and because there are actually some notable changes from the familiar studio arrangements from time to time. That's especially evident on "Machines," which is decisively better than the studio version; this take, powered by a great bass riff, even sounds strong enough to have been an off-the-wall hit single.

VA - You Got Yours! (East Bay Garage 1965-1967) (2007)

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VA - You Got Yours! (East Bay Garage 1965-1967) (2007)

VA - You Got Yours! (East Bay Garage 1965-1967) (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, no cue, log) - 217 MB
1:00:41 | Full Scans - 51 MB | Beat, Garage Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Big Beat Records

Directly across the Bay from San Francisco, in Alameda County, lies a thirty mile band of suburbia encompassing small cities like San Leandro, Hayward, Union City and Castro Valley, topped and tailed by Oakland and Fremont and linked by the winding thoroughfare of East 14th Street. A century ago, this was where a fledgling movie industry briefly considered making a home, before it discovered Hollywood to the south. And forty years ago, the East Bay brimmed with another 20th Century popular cultural phenomenon: the garage band. The ‘adult’ rock shenanigans of San Francisco’s hippie clique would have little impact in the clubs and dancehalls of this particular locale. Local teens demanded tough, danceable rock and soul: entertainment, not enlightenment.

The Orlons - The Best Of The Orlons 1961-1966 (Remastered) (2005)

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The Orlons - The Best Of The Orlons 1961-1966 (Remastered) (2005)

The Orlons - The Best Of The Orlons 1961-1966 (Remastered) (2005)
FLAC (tracks) - 264 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 MB
47:48 | Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: ABKCO

This installment in the spate of releases showcasing Philadelphia's Cameo Parkway label focuses on the Orlons, a three-woman, one-man quartet that blended soulful doo-wop and R&B in the manner of contemporaries like the Shirelles and the early Miracles. The Orlons offered up several playful, rhythm-driven dance songs ("The Wah-Watusi"), but they are at their best on uptempo pop like "Don't Hang Up" and dramatic ballads like "The Conservative", which let lead vocalist Rosetta Highwater shine. Remastered sound and fine liner notes make this release a treasure for fans of doo-wop and R&B from the early '60s.

VA - 101 R&B Hits (2012)

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VA - 101 R&B Hits (2012)

VA - 101 R&B Hits (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 903 MB
6:34:39 | Rhythm & Blues, Gangsta, UK Garage, Ragga HipHop, Pop Rap | Label: Sony Music / EMI

Take the nightclub home with 101 R&B HITS. 5CD's of massive urban anthems from Alicia Keys, Usher, R. Kelly, TLC, OutKast, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Kelis, P!nk, Pitbull and more.

Delbert McClinton - Honky Tonk 'N Blues (1994)

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Delbert McClinton - Honky Tonk 'N Blues (1994)

Delbert McClinton - Honky Tonk 'N Blues (1994)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 274 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Full Scans ~ 129 Mb | 00:42:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues / Country / Country Rock / Roots Rock / Americana
MCA Records #MCAD 10933

Delbert McClinton always understood that it was more than just country music that went down at Texas roadhouses and honky tonks, and his before-his-time rootsy mix of blues, country, R&B, and soul made it hard for his various record labels to market him effectively, although his body of live and recorded work since he got his start as a harmonica player in the early '60s is a very impressive legacy. This set compiles 14 key tracks from his mid- to late-'70s period, including signature classics "Two More Bottles of Wine" and "Solid Gold Plated Fool," among others.

The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye: The Best Of The Manhattans (1995)

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The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye: The Best Of The Manhattans (1995)

The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye: The Best Of The Manhattans (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 504 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 206 MB
1:16:45 | Scans Included | Rhythm & Blues, Soul | Label: Legacy / Columbia

The Best of the Manhattans: Kiss and Say Goodbye Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Best of the Manhattans: Kiss and Say Goodbye is a terrific, 19-song overview of the Manhattans' recordings for Columbia in the '70s. All but two of the group's Top Ten R&B hits for the label are featured – there's no "We Never Danced to a Love Song" or "Crazy," but "There's No Me Without You," "Don't Take Your Love," "Hurt," "Kiss and Say Goodbye," "I Kinda Miss You," "It Feels So Good to Be Loved So Bad," "Am I Losing You," and "Shining Star" are all present – and several fine lesser-known singles and album tracks are added for good measure. Although the collection might be a bit too extensive for casual fans, it's the definitive overview of the Manhattans' time as a smooth soul group, illustrating how they helped develop the quiet storm subgenre.

VA - The Pye Girls Coloured My World (32 Brit Girl Tunes Of The Swinging Sixties) (2020)

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VA - The Pye Girls Coloured My World (32 Brit Girl Tunes Of The Swinging Sixties) (2020)

VA - The Pye Girls Coloured My World (32 Brit Girl Tunes Of The Swinging Sixties) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) - 529 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 MB
1:18:22 | Vocal, Ballad, Mod, Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Music On Vinyl / BMG

originally a british manufacturer of televisions and radios, pye records was formed in 1959 with a vision to release pop music by british artists. pye was the last of the major record companies to release a 45rpm single, but once it finally embraced the format in 1960 both pye and it’s little sister, piccadilly records, gave these british girls their voice and spawned a host of fantastic femme-pop 45s that provided the soundtrack to the colourful, confident and downright fun place that was swinging sixties britain, and it is in these companies catalogues that we find our inspiration for this compilation of some of the finest british female pop ever recorded. it includes hits & obscure songs from petula clark, tawny reed, val mckenna, the caravelles, sandra barry and many more.

Bobby Rush - Raw (2006)

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Bobby Rush - Raw (2006)

Bobby Rush - Raw (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Label: Deep Rush Records | # DRD 1003 | Time: 00:51:57
Country Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Soul-Blues

Just as the title implies, Raw is Bobby Rush at his most elemental: a man, his acoustic guitar, and his foot stamping out a beat on an amplified board. A little harmonica now and then, and a Dobro played with a bottleneck slide on the rollicking "Glad to Get You Back," but that's it for ornamentation. Although most of 13 songs are Rush originals, he also essays three standards, Larry Williams' early rock classic "Boney Maroney," Muddy Waters' "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl," and – fearlessly – "Howlin' Wolf" itself, which he slows down into a funereal dirge. Rush calls his music "folk funk," but in reality, Rush is the modern equivalent of the first country bluesmen, before the moves to Memphis and Chicago added full-band arrangements and electricity. But Rush isn't a hidebound traditionalist attempting to resurrect a past form for its own sake; Raw crackles with the energy of a musician who knows that he's working in the style that best suits his own personal gifts. This is a hundred times more listenable than yet another blues band plodding through a set of tenth-generation rewrites of "Sweet Home Chicago," and could well be the blues recording of 2007.

VA - How Many Roads - Black America Sings Bob Dylan (2010)

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VA - How Many Roads - Black America Sings Bob Dylan (2010)

VA - How Many Roads - Black America Sings Bob Dylan (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 413 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 MB
1:18:40 | Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Folk | Label: Ace

Not for nothing is Bob Dylan considered to be one of the greatest songwriters of his, or any other, generation. His compositions have provided a prime source of repertoire for hundreds, even thousands, of recording artists for 50 years, and his catalogue continues to be regularly revised and revisited in all genres of music.
Spanning more than two decades of Dylan compositions, “How Many Roads” offers 20 first-rate examples of how well his songs have lent themselves to being remade/remodelled by high profile names in black American music. Few of his peers have had their catalogues visited as regularly by black singers and musicians. Only John Lennon and Paul McCartney (the subjects of the next volume in this short “Black America Sings…” series) come close in terms of breadth of catalogue and number of covers.