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VA - Deep In The Funk Vaults (2015)

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VA - Deep In The Funk Vaults (2015)

VA - Deep In The Funk Vaults (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 312 MB
52:37 | Funk, Soul | Label: Zone Plus

Classic funk & disco from the 70s and 80s. Includes vocals, instrumentals, underscores, commercial cuts, breaks & stings.

Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) [Japanese 1st Press]

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Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) [Japanese 1st Press]

Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) Japanese 1st Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 457 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 101 Mb
R&B, New Jack Swing, Pop | Label: A&M | # PCCY-10001 | Time: 01:04:32

After shocking the R&B world with 1986's Control – a gutsy, risk-taking triumph that was a radical departure from her first two albums – Michael and Jermaine Jackson's younger sister reached an even higher artistic plateau with the conceptual Rhythm Nation 1814. Once again, she enlists the help of Time graduates Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (one of the more soulful production/songwriting teams of 1980s and '90s R&B) with wildly successful results. In 1989, protest songs were common in rap but rare in R&B – Janet Jackson, following rap's lead, dares to address social and political topics on "The Knowledge," the disturbing "State of the World," and the poignant ballad "Living in a World" (which decries the reality of children being exposed to violence). Jackson's voice is wafer-thin, and she doesn't have much of a range – but she definitely has lots of soul and spirit and uses it to maximum advantage on those gems as well as nonpolitical pieces ranging from the Prince-influenced funk/pop of "Miss You Much" and "Alright" to the caressing, silky ballads "Someday Is Tonight," "Alone," and "Come Back to Me" to the pop/rock smoker "Black Cat." For those purchasing their first Janet Jackson release, Rhythm Nation would be an even wiser investment than Control – and that's saying a lot.

Working Week - Payday (1988)

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Working Week - Payday (1988)

Working Week - Payday (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 440 MB | Scans
Genre: Acid Jazz, Soul, Pop | Label: Venture Records | Catalog Number: CDVE 19

Working Week combines the strong elements of contemporary jazz with Latin influences. They also add a touch of gospel for good measure. The only missing track that would have been the crowning jewel for this collection was Rodrigo Bay. This track can only be found on the 1986 motion picture soundtrack Absolute Beginners (movie, video-like musical about British or U.K. teens in the early 60's with musical and screen appearances by David Bowie and Sade). Rodrigo Bay would have shown just how seamlessly and vibrantly Working Week could mix Latin, jazz, and cha-cha rhythms for a tropical partying frenzy. Still, this collection offers the 10 minute Latin and jazz musical opus of Venceremos which includes vocal and musician contributions by Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl) and Stuart Matthewman (Sade). This compilation is guaranteed to stay fresh in anyone's eclectic music collection.

Fantastic Negrito - White Jesus Black Problems (2022)

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Fantastic Negrito - White Jesus Black Problems (2022)

Fantastic Negrito - White Jesus Black Problems (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:41:03 | 272 Mb
Blues, Blues Rock, Soul | Label: Storefront Records

Fantastic Negrito’s upcoming album and short film White Jesus Black Problems was inspired by a search into his ancestry where he found that his 7th generation grandmother was a Scottish indentured servant who entered into a common law marriage with an African American enslaved man, his 7th generation grandfather, in open defiance of the racist laws of 1750’s colonial Virginia. Their love story is a healing testament to standing up against inhumane and brutal systems with love as your only weapon. Their perseverance is a lesson in today’s polarized society on the virtues of constant struggle in the face of ignorance, fear, and violence, which is still present in the contemporary embodiments of white supremacy, bigotry, and hatred. It's important to tell the story of how those who suffered much greater indignities and violence than we do in contemporary times were nonetheless able to preserve their humanity through human connection and the determination to love. If they can do it in 1759, we can do it 2022.

The Counts - What's Up Front That Counts (Remastered) (1971/2018)

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The Counts - What's Up Front That Counts (Remastered) (1971/2018)

The Counts - What's Up Front That Counts (Remastered) (1971/2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 222 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 MB
34:13 | Funk, Soul | Label: Ace

What's Up Front That Counts Review by Andrew Hamilton
Shortchanged by Westbound records in favor of the Ohio Players and Funkadelic, the Counts were a good band that didn't hang around long enough to sniff gold. "Rhythm Changes" dropped as a single while this LP, their first, incubated. The credit read "the Fabulous Counts," but by time the album emerged, they were simply the Counts. "Thinking Single" was the first 45 from the completed album, but "What's Up Front," a studio monster comprising eight minutes of stoner funk; the staccato-ish "Rock of Lies"; and "What's It All About," a lurching beat-ballad, were better choices. Style-wise, the Counts exhibited shades of the Ohio Players but were nowhere near as identifiable. Like the Barkays, but to a much greater degree, the Counts didn't have a definitive style. But that hardly kept them from jamming their butts off, as they do on this disk.

VA - Now Yearbook '83 (2021)

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VA - Now Yearbook '83 (2021)

VA - Now Yearbook '83 (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 758 MB
5:15:35 | Vocal, Synth-pop, Soundtrack, Soul, Soft Rock, Reggae-Pop, Power Pop, Pop Rock, New Wave, Arena Rock, Ballad, Classic Rock, Country | Label: Now Music

Featuring 80 tracks on 4 CD’s – available as a limited edition of 5000 units deluxe ‘hardback book-style’ package featuring a 28-page booklet that includes a summary of 1983, a track by track guide, a quiz and original singles artwork…
Celebrating the first year of ‘NOW That’s What I Call Music’ – 1983. ‘Now Yearbook’ presents a stellar selection of 1983’s biggest and best hits… huge chart hits from the year, alongside enduring and well-loved classics…
1983 saw British artists achieving unprecedented success across the world with ‘Every Breath You Take’ from The Police being the year’s biggest seller in the U.S., and ‘Karma Chameleon’ from Culture Club being the top seller in the U.K. Breakthrough acts, achieving their first big hits – all here – include a staggering line-up of future superstars: U2, Eurythmics, Wham!, Paul Young, The Style Council, Marillion and Thompson Twins, to name a few…

CeCe Winans - Believe For It (Live) (2021)

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CeCe Winans - Believe For It (Live) (2021)

CeCe Winans - Believe For It (Live) (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 506 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | 01:17:29
Soul, Gospel, Female Vocal | Label: Puresprings Gospel

CeCe's new project, BELIEVE FOR IT LIVE features the familiar anthem, Never Lost, presently in the top 10 at Gospel radio. This live project contains several of her top hits and several new worship songs done as only CeCe can do with her powerful yet soothing signature style.

The Mule Newman Band - Mule Train (2001)

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The Mule Newman Band - Mule Train (2001)

The Mule Newman Band - Mule Train (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 440 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Funky Blues, Soul, Blues Rock | Mule Music #793033104929

Hammond-driven Blues Band with soulful vocals, stinging guitar, stylish harp and groove drums. Dennis Newman began his professional career in music at age twelve as a drummer/singer when he formed a pop group called "The Runaways", and played local events in his hometown of Rye, New York. He later switched from drums to keyboards and founded another rock band, "The Saratoga Wrecking Crew", and performed at high school and college dances. He also took up harmonica and fronted the "Odds ‘n Ends", a rock'n'roll band gigging throughout the New York/New England area.

Otis Redding - Original Album Series Vol. 2 (2013) [5CD Box Set]

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Otis Redding - Original Album Series Vol. 2 (2013) [5CD Box Set]

Otis Redding - Original Album Series Vol. 2 (2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino Records, 8122796490 | ~ 973 or 394 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 48 Mb
R&B, Soul

The second five-album set chronicling Otis Redding's legendary work with Stax Records, this slipcase collection includes 1967's Live in Europe, 1968's Dock of the Bay and In Person at the Whisky A Go Go, 1969's Love Man, and 1970's Tell the Truth, each album presented separately and housed in card wallet style…

Aretha Franklin - The Collection (1989) [2LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Aretha Franklin - The Collection (1989) [2LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Aretha Franklin - The Collection (1989)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 444 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 177 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 1.55 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 2.63 Gb
Castle Communications PLC, CCSLP 152 | Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Widely regarded as one of the best female soul vocalists of all time, she is nicknamed the Queen of Soul or simply referred to as Aretha. In 1987 she was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Performer)…

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Mirror Image (1974) + New City (1975) 2 CD set, Remastered 2010

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Blood, Sweat & Tears - Mirror Image (1974) + New City (1975) 2 CD set, Remastered 2010

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Mirror Image (1974) + New City (1975) 2 CD set, Remastered 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 517 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Jazz Rock, Pop Rock, R&B | Label: BGO | # BGOCD1074 | Time: 01:20:55

Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums from the Jazz/Rock outfit: Mirror Image (1974) and New City (1975). Mirror Image was released in the wake of vocalist David Clayton-Thomas' departure and features three different vocalists. New City saw Clayton-Thomas return full-time for a critically-acclaimed album. Both releases made the U.S. Top 200 Albums chart.

Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set

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Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set

Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.21 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 536 Mb | Time: 03:56:31
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Audio: English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Time: 00:24:11 | 1.5 Gb
Vocal Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, R&B | Label: Legacy, RCA | # 88697 38192 2 | Scans ~ 608 Mb

To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story is a 3 CD Career Retrospective (1957-1993) including her work for Bethlehem, Colpix, Philips, RCA, CTI and Elektra, PLUS a DVD featuring the 1970 Emmy-nominated never-before-released documentary. This package includes 54 songs, 8 previously unreleased tracks, including some never recorded elsewhere. The box includes all chart hits (U.S. and U.K.) and her most famous signature songs. An added bonus are liner notes which include track-by-track commentary from Simone biographer, David Nathan, and introduction by Ed Ward, NPR's "rock & roll historian", and never-before-seen photos from her family archives, recording sessions and performances.

Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb
Label: Exile/Polydor | # 5305454 | Time: 01:02:34 | Scans ~ 154 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Celtic, Blue-Eyed Soul

2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of Van's classic 1979 album featuring two previously unreleased bonus tracks: alternate versions of 'Steppin' Out Queen' and 'Troubadours'. Into The Music is a wonderfully diverse album, featuring some notable guests including Ry Cooder, Robin Williamson of the Incredible String Band, former James Brown saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and trumpeter and future soundtrack composer, Mark Isham. Includes original artwork and full lyrics to Van Morrison compositions 12 tracks.

The O'Jays - Ship Ahoy (1973) {1995, US 1st Press}

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The O'Jays - Ship Ahoy (1973) {1995, US 1st Press}

The O'Jays - Ship Ahoy (1973) {1995, US 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 286 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco | Philadelphia International Records #ZK 32408

Ship Ahoy is a rhythm and blues album by Philadelphia soul group The O'Jays, released on November 10, 1973 on Philadelphia International Records. The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching #1 on Billboard's "Black Albums" chart and #11 on the "Pop Albums" chart and launching two hit singles, "For the Love of Money" and "Put Your Hands Together." Conceived as a theme album built around the title track, Ship Ahoy includes socially relevant tracks and love songs under a cover that is itself notable for its serious subject matter. The album, which achieved platinum certification in 1992 for over 1 million copies sold, has been reissued multiple times, including in a 2003 edition with a bonus track. Ship Ahoy was the highest selling R&B album on the Billboard Year-End chart for 1974.

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (2017) [2LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (2017) [2LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (2017)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 315 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 118 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 29 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.75 Gb
Provogue / Mascot, PRD75441-2 | Funk, Soul, Blues

Beth Hart first teamed up with guitarist Joe Bonamassa in 2011 and the partnership proved to be mutually beneficial. Hart gave the rock-edged Bonamassa some blues bona fides while the guitarist brought the vocalist to a wider audience. Plus, it was evident from their two studio albums and live set that the two had an easy chemistry: They shared a similar vernacular in Chicago blues and classic soul…