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VA - Paint It Black: From Jazz to Soul n Funk to Blaxploitation (2002)

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VA - Paint It Black: From Jazz to Soul n Funk to Blaxploitation (2002)

VA - Paint It Black: From Jazz to Soul n Funk to Blaxploitation (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 468 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB
1:15:54 | Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Brown Sugar

Another quality funk/soul collection in the 'Manifesto Of Groove' series on the choice-selectin' Brown Sugar label, mining treats from the Prestige, Stax, Milestone labels and plenty more. From jazz to soul to funk and blaxploitation, this collection is loaded with prime cuts, and focuses on the blueprint of today's hip hop grooves. Featuring Gil Scott-Heron, Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd, The Headhunters, Gene Ammons, Johnny Hammond, 24-Carat Black, Lightnin' Rod, and more.

VA - Hammond Organ Organized: Milestones of Jazz Legends (2019)

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VA - Hammond Organ Organized: Milestones of Jazz Legends (2019)

VA - Hammond Organ Organized: Milestones of Jazz Legends (2019)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
10CD | The Intense Media, 600530 | ~ 4430 or 1690 Mb | Artwork -> 88 Mb
Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz

The Hammond organ, named after its inventor Laurens Hammond, debuted in 1935 as a cost-effective electro-acoustic alternative to the gigantic pipe organs mainly installed in churches. Among Hammond’s first customers were George Gershwin and Count Basie. Jazz pianists like Basie, Fats Waller, Wild Bill Davis and Milt Buckner were the founding fathers of the instrument’s international conquest, which led across all styles of popular music, from jazz to progressive rock, with its heyday in the 1960s and '70s…

Sylvia St. James - Magic (1980) {2015, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Sylvia St. James - Magic (1980) {2015, Japanese Limited Edition}

Sylvia St. James - Magic (1980) {2015, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 258 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Elektra / Warner Music Japan Inc. #WPCR-28668

One of the dozens of undervalued R&B and jazz vocalists active during the '70s and '80s, Sylvia St. James developed a love for music and performance through her mother and grandparents. St. James began in the church and developed an appreciation for classical and jazz; she was offered a scholarship to attend the Chicago Conservatory and study opera, but a family move prevented her from following through. Instead, she performed in bands and an orchestra in the Midwest. A move to California led her to the Shiva Orchestra, as well as recording sessions for George Duke's The Aura Will Prevail, Wayne Henderson's Big Daddy's Place, and Gabor Szabo's Faces.

Eric Alexander - My Favorite Things (2007)

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Eric Alexander - My Favorite Things (2007)

Eric Alexander - My Favorite Things (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus Records, TKCV-35410 | | Japan | ~ 435 or 144 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 38 Mb
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Post Bop, Mainstream Jazz

Eric Alexander is in top form throughout this 2007 quartet session with some of his favorite bandmates, including David Hazeltine, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth, all four of whom are members of the group One for All and regular participants on the Manhattan jazz scene in clubs and studios…

Sarah Vaughan - Songs Of The Beatles (1981/1990)

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Sarah Vaughan - Songs Of The Beatles (1981/1990)

Sarah Vaughan - Songs Of The Beatles (1981/1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 249 MB
44:20 | Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Atlantic

Out of print in the U.S.! Originally released in 1981, Songs of the Beatles finds the esteemed Jazz diva dipping into the Fab Four's back catalog and adding her own unique stamp to these already classic songs. Most Rock artists who have attempted to cover Beatles tunes have failed miserably at capturing the magic of the originals, yet there are some Jazz artists, like Vaughan, are able to practically reinvent the song and add a new musical spin to the proceedings. Of the 13 tracks, Sarah reinterprets 12 Lennon & McCartney-penned gems plus her amazing version of George Harrison's 'Something'. Other tracks include 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Blackbird', 'You Never Give Me Your Money', 'Get Back' and 'Fool on the Hill'.

Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns - A Blow for Me, a Toot to You (Remastered) (1977/2021)

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Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns - A Blow for Me, a Toot to You (Remastered) (1977/2021)

Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns - A Blow for Me, a Toot to You (Remastered) (1977/2021)
FLAC (tracks) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 MB
41:41 | Soul-Jazz , P.Funk | Label: Speakers Corner Records

Thanks to their first-class training in funk and soul while playing in James Brown’s Band, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker were the obvious choice when it came to participating in George Clinton’s P-Funk empire – the Godfather of Soul had had an enormous influence on Clinton anyway.
In 1977, Clinton and Bootsy Collins produced "A Blow For Me, A Toot For You", the début album by Fred Wesley & the Horny Horns – an ensemble with Wesley on the trombone, Parker on the tenor and alto saxophone, as well as Rick Gardner and Richard 'Kush' Griffith on the trumpet. The majority of the numbers are by Clinton and Collins, so it is not really surprising that much of the LP is pure P-Funk.

Yazz - At Her Very Best And All The Greatest Hits (2001)

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Yazz - At Her Very Best And All The Greatest Hits (2001)

Yazz - At Her Very Best And All The Greatest Hits (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 640 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 295 MB
1:18:11 | Soul-Jazz, Acid House, House, Soul, Reggae-Pop, Downtempo | Label: Universal Music TV

Yasmin Evans, 19 May 1963, Shepherd’s Bush, London, England. Dance-pop singer who began her career in the music business as part of a quickly forgotten act, the Biz. After becoming a catwalk model and working as George Michael’s stylist, she laid plans for a return to recording work. When she did so, she found rewards immediately, joining with DJs Coldcut on the February 1988 Top 10 hit ‘Doctorin’ The House’. In its wake her revamped version of Otis Clay’s ‘The Only Way Is Up’ soared to the top of the UK charts in August, while ‘Stand Up For Your Love Rights’ reached the number 2 spot. Both of the latter were credited to Yazz And The Plastic Population. After three further Top 20 hits and tours Yazz took time out to have her first baby. She returned alongside Aswad in 1993 for ‘How Long’, but this failed to break the Top 30. A new solo single, ‘Have Mercy’ and the attendant One On One were further evidence of her attempts to re-establish herself via a contract with Polydor Records. Yazz recorded 1997’s The Natural Life at UB40 frontman Ali Campbell’s Kuff Studios. This pleasant reggae-inflected album proved to be her final release of the decade.

Adele - 19 (2008) {Expanded Edition}

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Adele - 19 (2008) {Expanded Edition}

Adele - 19 (2008) {Expanded Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 498 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 220 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:36 + 00:35:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Adult Alternative Pop / Soul-Jazz / Blues / Blue-Eyed Soul
XL Recordings #XLCD313X

With just a couple of cursory listens to the few tracks that popped up all over the Internet through 2007, comparisons were made between Adele, the much-hyped brassy British songstress, and Amy Winehouse, the…much-hyped brassy British songstress. However, after a solid listen to 19, the first full sampling by the up-and-coming Adele, listeners are forced to throw all comparisons to the wind; Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone. Bluesy like it's no one's business yet voluptuously funky in a contemporary way, Adele rocks out 19 with a unique voice and gritty sound that dazzle endlessly. Synthesizing blues, jazz, folk, soul, and even electric pop, Adele mystifies through her mature songwriting skills and jaw-dropping arrangements.

Dianne Reeves - For Every Heart (1984) [1988, Japan, 1st Press]

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Dianne Reeves - For Every Heart (1984) [1988, Japan, 1st Press]

Dianne Reeves - For Every Heart (1984) [1988, Japan, 1st Press]
Vocal, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Soul-Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 46:19 | 410,86 Mb
Label: TBA Records/Victor Musical Industries, Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# VDJ-1130 | Released: 1988-02-21 (1984)

"For Every Heart" is the 2nd album by Dianne Reeves. Released on vinyl in 1984, it was re-released on compact disc only once - in Japan, on the label Victor Musical Industries in 1988. Only some of the compositions of this album can be found later in compilation "The Palo Alto Sessions 1981-1985" of Blue Note (1996). Therefore, this disc is a rarity even in the auction sales.

Grover Washington Jr. - Mister Magic (1975) [1995, Reissue]

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Grover Washington Jr. - Mister Magic (1975) [1995, Reissue]

Grover Washington Jr. - Mister Magic (1975) [1995, Reissue]
Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Fusion | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 33:08 | 249,10 Mb
Label: Motown/MoJazz (USA) | Cat.# 314-0103-2 | Released: 1995-08-22 (1975-02-07)

"Mister Magic" is the 4th album by jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., released in February 1975. The album topped both the soul and jazz albums chart and peaked at #10 on the pop chart.

Adele - 21 (2011)

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Adele - 21 (2011)

Adele - 21 (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 327 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Adult Alternative Pop, Soul-Jazz, Neo Soul, Blues | XL Recordings #XLCD 520

Adele's 2009 debut album, 19, was a Grammy-winning smash hit that revealed the British singer/songwriter's knack for bittersweet soul and folk-infused love songs that brought to mind an infectious mix of Dusty Springfield and Terry Callier. The album earned her a ton of fans, and interest was high for the inevitable follow-up. In many ways, her sophomore album, the similarly age-appropriate-titled 21, is a continuation of the sounds and themes Adele was working with on 19. She is still the bluesy pop diva with a singer/songwriter's soul and seemingly bottomless capacity for heartbreak. If the tastefully organic production and overabundance of well-known co-writers come off a bit too on-the-nose in terms of delivering to fan expectations, then the best thing the album does is to showcase Adele's titanic vocal ability, which – more than a few times on 21 – is simply spine-tingling.

VA - The Best Of Black Jazz Records 1971-1976 (1996)

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VA - The Best Of Black Jazz Records 1971-1976 (1996)

VA - The Best Of Black Jazz Records 1971-1976 (1996)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 463 MB
1:17:23 | Soul-Jazz, Space-Age, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Universal Sound / Black Jazz Records

When Los Angeles-born, Oakland-based pianist-turned-producer Gene Russell co-founded Black Jazz in 1971, the 39-year-old journeyman was just two years removed from a small-trio release on Decca that landed squarely in the lighthearted, pop-friendly, ‘Up-Up And Away’ and ‘Born Free’-covering world of cocktail-bar jazz. But with the turn-of-the-seventies emergence of revolutionary developments from electric Miles to the spiritual directions of Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane – and all sorts of funky mutations in Russell’s soul-jazz wheelhouse, to boot – the tight-knit collection of artists he assembled took full advantage of all the possibilities that lay ahead for jazz in the young decade.

Quincy Jones - In The Heat Of The Night (1967) + They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) [Two Soundtracks on One CD, 1997]

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Quincy Jones - In The Heat Of The Night (1967) + They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) [Two Soundtracks on One CD, 1997]

Quincy Jones - In The Heat Of The Night (1967) + They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
Two Soundtracks on One CD, The Deluxe MGM Soundtrack Series, Remastered 1997

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Label: Rykodisc | # RCD 10712 | Time: 01:10:39
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk

Two scores with a tone of righteous fury woven throughout. While there are differences in the approach to the two scores, Quincy Jones did manage to provide a unifying style – no mean feat, considering that the intent behind In the Heat of the Night was to get a Southern, blues-inflected atmosphere to support the angry, anti-racist approach of the picture, while They Call Me Misters Tibbs! had a more open, urban attitude from its San Francisco setting. The music throughout has an edge (the lighter music in the second score is generally source music), with some interesting musical experiments going on (Jones, as one example, used cimbalom to reflect Tibbs' feelings in They Call Me Mister Tibbs!.) The Ryko CD release includes an Enhanced CD portion with film material. The sound throughout the disc is excellent, although the cues from In the Heat of the Night show their age, and the dialogue excerpts sound very rough.

Isaac Hayes - Music From The Soundtrack Three Tough Guys (Remastered) (1974/2002)

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Isaac Hayes - Music From The Soundtrack Three Tough Guys (Remastered) (1974/2002)

Isaac Hayes - Music From The Soundtrack Three Tough Guys (Remastered) (1974/2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 204 MB
34:16 | Soundtrack, Soul-Jazz, Funk | Label: Stax

Three Tough Guys (also known as Tough Guys) is a 1974 crime-action film directed by Duccio Tessari. It may be regarded as an example of the Blaxploitation genre. It stars Lino Ventura, Fred Williamson and Isaac Hayes, who also composed the soundtrack. It is a coproduction between United States, Italy (where it was released Uomini duri) and France (where is known as Les Durs). The film was shot in Chicago.

Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set

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Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set

Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.64 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 718 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb | 05:10:41
Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Jazz, Big Band, Soul, Funk, Gospel | Label: Wagram | # 3299892

Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country. Then there was his singing; his style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer, up there with the likes of Elvis and Billie Holiday. He was also a superb keyboard player, arranger, and bandleader. The brilliance of his 1950s and '60s work, however, can't obscure the fact that he made few classic tracks after the mid-'60s, though he recorded often and performed until the year before his death.