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Dionne Warwick - Legends (2005)

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Dionne Warwick - Legends (2005)

Dionne Warwick - Legends (2005)
FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 3:37:10 | 1.34 Gb
Genre: Soul, Funk

Dionne Warwick est une chanteuse pop qui n’aurait certainement pu émerger que du courant de la pop urbaine Brill Building post-Elvis Presley et pré-Beatles du début des années 60. C’est à cette époque qu’elle rencontre Burt Bacharach et Hal David, compositeurs et producteurs qui écrivent pour sa voix alto, éraillée mais claire, des chansons à la simplicité caractéristique. Warwick restera inéluctablement associée à ces chansons, même si après s’être séparée de Bacharach et de David, elle parvient à amener sa carrière au-delà de leur style avec des albums mémorables, grâce auxquels elle reste une figure unique de la musique populaire.

Lyn Collins - Think (about it) (1972) Reissue 2014

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Lyn Collins - Think (about it) (1972) Reissue 2014

Lyn Collins - Think (about it) (1972) Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul | Label: Polydor | # UICY-76200 | Time: 00:30:39

At the time of the release of Think (About It) in 1972, Lyn Collins had been a member of James Brown's performing revue for about two years. Her full-throated voice had earned her the nickname "the Female Preacher" and a shot to record her own album. Of course, the Godfather was in the producer's chair, writing four of the nine tracks, directing the J.B.'s as they laid down their usual funky grooves, and liberally adding vocals throughout. The title track is the main point of interest here; from Collins' throat-ripping vocals to the track's nasty groove to Brown's background interjections, this is a killer. (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock later sampled the track for their rap classic "It Takes Two"). The rest of the record is a little uneven: "Just Won't Do Right" is a good doo wop-ish ballad with some churchy organ and great vocals by Collins and Brown, "Wheels of Life" is a nice little groover that sounds like vintage Aretha Franklin, and "Women's Lib" is a very slow ballad that lets Collins show off her anguished yowl of a vocal to its fullest.

Diana Ross - Diana (Deluxe Edition) (2003)

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Diana Ross - Diana (Deluxe Edition) (2003)

Diana Ross - Diana (Deluxe Edition) (2003)
FLAC (tracks+.cue,log) / MP3 320 kbps | 2:31:51 | 347 Mb / 1.02 Gb
Genre: Soul, Pop

When Diana Ross turned to the then lava-hot Chic Organization in late 1979 to produce her, she made one of the smartest moves of her career. Ms Ross was seen as somewhat past her best by this time; she had been a star for best part of 20 years with a diva-esque reputation and three children. Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards' had only been stars for little over two years. It was clear to them both that in order to move forward, Ross had to be turned upside down, come out of the superstar bubble she was in, and most importantly, to have fun again.

Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. II (1988)

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Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. II (1988)

Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 2 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Quiet Storm, Disco, Soul | Label: Columbia | # CK 45013 | Time: 00:43:28

The second collection covering hit singles from the '70s top funk and soul band, Earth, Wind & Fire. This anthology has recently been supplanted by a box set covering virtually all of their big Columbia singles and some early Warners material. If you enjoyed their disco and late '70s cuts more than the early tracks, this anthology is worth getting.

Diana Ross - Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs (1993)

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Diana Ross - Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs (1993)

Diana Ross - Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs (1993)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 4:44:42 | 674 Mb / 2.54 Gb
Genre: Disco, Pop

Avec sa carrière d’artiste solo, Diana Ross s’inscrit parmi les chanteuses les plus couronnées de succès de l’ère du rock. Si l’on considère sa participation dans les années 60 en tant que chanteuse principale dans le groupe the Supremes, peut-être est-elle même la chanteuse qui a connu le plus grand succès. Elle lance sa carrière solo en 1969 et se tourne vers le cinéma en 1972, figurant dans une biographie filmée de Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues. La bande-son est nº 1 des classements et elle se voit décerner un Academy Award. Elle enregistre le plus gros tube de sa carrière en 1981, un duo avec Lionel Richie intitulé "Endless Love."

Diana Ross - Love & Life: The Very Best Of Diana Ross (2001)

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Diana Ross - Love & Life: The Very Best Of Diana Ross (2001)

Diana Ross - Love & Life: The Very Best Of Diana Ross (2001)
FLAC (tracks+.cue,log artwork) / MP3 320 kbps | 2:28:30 | 407 Mb / 1.08 Gb
Genre: Disco, Soul

Import only single disc edition of the R&B diva's 2001 greatest hits collection containing tracks culled from the limited double disc edition, including the track 'Goin' Back' which was specifically recorded for this release. Though best remembered for her stint in the '60s fronting Motown favorites The Supremes, Miss Ross enjoyed a successful career throughout the '70s and '80s which included a plethora of hits as well as acclaimed acting roles. This collection not only features her biggest solo hits, it also contains a few Supremes favorites as well. Features 21 tracks including, 'You Can't Hurry Love', 'Touch Me In The Morning', 'Love Hangover', 'Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)', 'Muscles', 'Endless Love' (with Lionel Ritchie), 'Chain Reaction' and more. EMI.

Donna Summer - Crayons (3CD, 2016)

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Donna Summer - Crayons (3CD, 2016)

Donna Summer - Crayons (3CD, 2016)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 3:19:04 | 1.39 Gb
Genre: Disco, Pop, Soul

DONNA SUMMER gained prominence during the 1970s disco era, propelled by her incessant and creative driving force behind the genre's global popularity, rightly earning the title "Queen Of Disco" and becoming one of the most successful recording artists of the entire decade.

Donna Summer - Hits, Singles & More (2015)

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Donna Summer - Hits, Singles & More (2015)

Donna Summer - Hits, Singles & More (2015)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:17:05 | 966 Mb
Genre: Pop, Funk, Soul

Donna Summer's title as the "Queen of Disco" wasn't mere hype. Like many of her contemporaries, she was a talented vocalist trained as a powerful gospel belter, but she set herself apart with her songwriting ability, magnetic stage presence, and shrewd choice of studio collaborators, all of which resulted in sustained success. During the '70s alone, she topped the Billboard club chart 11 times with high-quality, often high-concept material that included the rapturous "Love to Love You Baby" (1975), the innovative "I Feel Love" (1977), a radically transformed "MacArthur Park" (1978), and one of her five Grammy-winning recordings, "Hot Stuff" (1979).

Donna Summer - Donna Summer (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1982/2014)

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Donna Summer - Donna Summer (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1982/2014)

Donna Summer - Donna Summer (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:18:38 | 181 / 510 Mb
Genre: Disco, Pop, Funk, Soul

The follow-up to Donna Summer's first big Geffen album did reasonably well and proved to be the lull before the storm. "State of Independence" just missed being a hit, and "Woman In Me" cracked the pop and R&B Top 40, although it wasn't a smash. But the album mostly reaffirmed that Summer was back in stride and hadn't merely scored a fluke with her previous release.

Donna Summer - All Systems Go (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1987/2014)

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Donna Summer - All Systems Go (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1987/2014)

Donna Summer - All Systems Go (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:19:49 | 183 / 584 Mb
Genre: Disco, Pop, Funk, Soul

Donna Summer's return to glory and steadily building comeback lost precious ground with this album, a symptom of what went wrong with her Geffen albums. It wasn't aggressive rock, entertaining pop, or rhythmically exciting dance/disco. Instead, it was an indecisively sung, poorly produced collection of pop/rock clichés and superficial songs. It did contain one nice song in her cover of Brenda Russell's "Dinner with Gershwin," but she couldn't build from that number.

Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time (1977/2020)

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Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time (1977/2020)

Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time (1977/2020)
FLAC (tracks+cue, log, scans) / MP3 320 kbps | 69:31 | 499 / 213 Mb
Genre: Disco, Funk, Soul

Once Upon a Time is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Donna Summer. It was released on October 31, 1977, and peaked at No. 26 on the US Billboard 200, number thirteen on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 24 on the UK Albums Chart. The entire album charted as one entry at No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart. Once Upon a Time includes the singles "I Love You", "Fairy Tale High", "Once Upon a Time" and "Rumour Has It". The album did not spawn a hit single as popular as "I Feel Love".

Glass Pyramid - Unreleased Archives 1979-1989 (2009)

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Glass Pyramid - Unreleased Archives 1979-1989 (2009)

Glass Pyramid - Unreleased Archives 1979-1989 (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 MB
57:51 | Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Peoples Potential Unlimited

Based in Washington, DC, the deal of ultra-rare and obscure records attracts the hot eyes of dealers and collectors all over the world, and discovers and distributes transcendent disco boogie-minor & local private modern soul. PPU (PEOPLE POTENTIAL UNLIMITED) sponsored by ANDREW MORGAN, which is now attracting a lot of attention not only from 80's-DISCO freaks but also from the FUNK-RARE GROOVE scene. The first CD work will finally be released from PPU, which has provided astonishing sound sources with DJ & collector-use records as the main format!

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

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VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 260 MB
58:59 | Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Vocal, Ballad | Label: Kent

The songs of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson could occupy a whole Hall Of Fame to themselves. There can’t be any students of popular music who are not familiar with at least a few of their classics, be they their own hits like ‘Solid’ or those they wrote for Motown’s ‘A’ list artists, such as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’ for Marvin & Tammi and ‘Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)’ for Diana Ross.
These and many like them are as much a part of our lives as getting up in the morning. Less well known outside of connoisseur soul circles are the songs they wrote in the years immediately leading up to ‘Ain’t No Mountain’, with their original collaborator Joshie “Jo” Armstead. Between 1964 and 1967, the trio collaborated on a significant number of superior songs to provide hits for artists including Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown, Betty Everett, Aretha Franklin and scores more.

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

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Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 644 Mb | Scans ~ 732 Mb
Genre: R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Soul-Blues | Time: 04:41:11

Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.'s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The British press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alcohol, and tragic end, but fans and critics alike embraced her rugged charm, brash sense of humor, and distinctively soulful and jazzy vocals. Her platinum-selling breakthrough album, Frank (2003), elicited comparisons ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Macy Gray and Lauryn Hill. Interestingly enough, despite her strong accent and vernacular, one can often hear aspects of each of those singers' vocal repertoires in Winehouse's own voice. Nonetheless, her allure had always been her songwriting – almost always deeply personal but best known for its profanity and brutal candor.

Donna Summer - Cats Without Claws (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1984/2014)

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Donna Summer - Cats Without Claws (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1984/2014)

Donna Summer - Cats Without Claws (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1984/2014)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:12:13 | 166 / 512 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco

Although it's now widely perceived as a flop, in truth Donna Summer made the Top 40 with this album, and the song "There Goes My Baby" reached the Top 30 on both the R&B and pop charts, while "Supernatural Love" also made both surveys. But it wasn't as lofty a triumph as Summer had routinely enjoyed, and there were danger signs lurking in her relationship with Geffen. Still, as her 1980s output goes, this was far superior to the reviews it received and the reputation it carries.