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VA - Bear Family Records The Bill Haley Connection (2018)

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VA - Bear Family Records The Bill Haley Connection (2018)

VA - Bear Family Records The Bill Haley Connection (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:15:49 | 298 Mb / 173 Mb
Genre: Rock, Rock'n'Roll, Pop / Label: Bear Family Records

Bill Haley was the first boss of Rock'n' Roll. Bear Family presents with this compilation the music that has influenced Haley and - in addition - a cross-genre collection of the best cover versions of his classic songs. The CD album covers two decades with recordings from 1938 - 1959! Sound influences of the early years. When Haley along with his Saddlemen turned to Boogie themes and R&B tracks during the late 1940s, Bill - coming from Western Swing - mixed the styles almost automatically and developed an early form of Rock 'n' Roll music.

James Brown - The 50th Anniversary Collection (2003) 2CD, Japanese SHM-CD

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James Brown - The 50th Anniversary Collection (2003) 2CD, Japanese SHM-CD

James Brown - The 50th Anniversary Collection (2003) 2CD, Japanese SHM-CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 377 Mb | Scans ~ 174 Mb
R&B, Soul, Funk | Label: Universal Music | # UICY-91047 8 | Time: 02:37:02

James Brown's two-CD 40th Anniversary Collection gathered 40 of the soul-funk giant's biggest hits, and in keeping with its title, The 50th Anniversary Collection is just that little bit bigger and better, with (could you guess?) 50 of his most famous tracks. From 1956's "Please, Please, Please" to 1988's "Static, Pts. 1 & 2," it has almost all of his biggies, though the absence of the 1986 Top Five hit "Living in America" is puzzling indeed. But that's a minor quibble given the dozens of classics onboard, which taken as a whole not only represent the best Brown compilation on the market, but also make a plain case for the singer as one of the major talents of 20th century American music. It's not wholly redundant on the off-chance that you're willing to replace 40th Anniversary Collection, mopping up a few hits of note ("Bewildered," "Bring It Up," "Let Yourself Go," "I Can't Stand Myself [When You Touch Me], Pt. 1," "It's a New Day, Pt. 1," "The Popcorn") that didn't make the cut the previous time around. If you're keeping score, it does lose a couple minor goodies from 40th Anniversary Collection ("Money Won't Change You," "King Heroin"). Also, the '70s funk years might be given too much emphasis and his R&B-soul beginnings shortchanged, though there are plenty of other reissues of his '50s/'60s material out there if you want to investigate further.

Mickey Jupp - As The Yeahs Go By (1991)

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Mickey Jupp - As The Yeahs Go By (1991)

Mickey Jupp - As The Yeahs Go By (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Pub Rock, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Line | # LICD 9.01026 O | 00:43:41

Like Dave Edmunds, guitarist/pianist/vocalist Mickey Jupp was a champion of traditional rock & roll during the late '70s, a time when it had been all but discarded. Unlike Edmunds, Jupp wrote the majority of his own material, which updated '50s rock & roll with a tongue-in-cheek irony.

Aretha Franklin - The Early Years (2008)

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Aretha Franklin - The Early Years (2008)

Aretha Franklin - The Early Years (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
R&B, Soul, Gospel, Soul-Jazz | Label: Blue Label/SPV | # SPV 305712 CD | 00:56:30

These days she's known as the Queen of Soul, and indeed has been since she came to the fore belting out such well known hits as 'Respect', 'Chain Of Fools' and 'Say A Little Prayer' in the late '60s, scoring no less than ten Top 10 hits over an 18-month period from 1967-68. The rarely heard but strikingly effective recordings on 'The Early Years' come from a period when Franklin was signed to Columbia Records and offer a unique insight into the development of this amazing artist. Unlike SPV's companion piece, 'Aretha Sings The Blues', which as the title implies concentrates on a selection of blues-based recordings, 'The Early Years' is notable for the range of styles, from pop, blues, jazz, gospel and soul, that the young Franklin was able to instil into her music with the air of a seasoned veteran.

VA - Banana Split For My Baby 33 Gems From The Good Old Summertime (2018)

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VA - Banana Split For My Baby 33 Gems From The Good Old Summertime (2018)

VA - Banana Split For My Baby 33 Gems From The Good Old Summertime (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:15:45 | 335 Mb / 171 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Bear Family Productions

This CD album covers the entire thematic spectrum on the subject of 'summer'! Special songs of the '50s and early '60s, which deal with bathing and beach, sunburn, ice cream and barbecue and, of course, love on warm summer nights. A little bit of Italy must not be missing. Summer time is party time. That was our focus when compiling this CD. Whether the party takes place at the pool, on the beach, in your own garden or at the lake. An exuberant summer party in the warmth of the sun or on a warm summer night is now musically supported. Music for dancing and dreaming and simply for having a good time. Cool music for the hot season!

VA - A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (2018)

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VA - A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (2018)

VA - A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:18:32 | 404 Mb / 189 Mb
Genre: Blues, Jazz, RnB, Pop / Label: Not Now Music

‘If your hands start a-clappin’ and your fingers start a poppin’… featured here on this 2LP red vinyl gatefold set are 30 slabs of prime R&B tracks. From Arthur Alexander, Barrett Strong and Buster Brown to Muddy Waters and B.B. King, many a career was launched when these hot shots of rhythm and blues hit their target. They remain the real thang… Bullseye!

VA - That Bo Diddley Beat (2018)

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VA - That Bo Diddley Beat (2018)

VA - That Bo Diddley Beat (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:36:57 | 479 Mb / 233 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Not Now Music

Diddley wore huge glasses, sported impossibly loud check jackets and wielded a distinctive rectangular guitar - but the thing that really made him stand out from the crowd was his trademark ‘hambone’ guitar riff. Even though Bo didn’t exactly invent the riff, he definitely made it his own and parlayed it into an entire career, represented here by the eponymous Bo Diddley, the romantic pleas of Pretty Thing, the yearning Mona, and the boastful strut of Gunslinger. All of which prove what an amazing range of material could be squeezed out of just one beat. But Bo couldn’t keep that beat all to himself, because it was highly infectious. The rest of this 2-CD set is crammed with fine examples of those who fell under Bo’s influence, which amounted to pretty much everybody who was anybody at the time.

VA - American Heartbeat The 60s (3CD, 2018)

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VA - American Heartbeat The 60s (3CD, 2018)

VA - American Heartbeat The 60s (3CD, 2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 3:13:14 | 1 Gb / 440 Mb
Genre: 60s, Rock And Roll, Pop, RnB, Soul / Label: Not Now Music

If variety is the spice of life, then listening to American radio during the early part of the 1960s was certainly a spicy experience! Legend has it that the period covered by these 3CDs was a low point in pop, roughly bordered by Elvis enlisting in the Army in 1958, and the American breakthrough of The Beatles in 1964. But even the briefest look at these titles - or the quickest of listens, will disprove that legend. Here is a delicious menu of dance sensations, virtuoso instrumentals, novelty hits, heart-breaking ballads together with some of the perkiest pop you could wish for.

VA - Wanted 50s Rock N’ Roll (2018)

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VA - Wanted 50s Rock N’ Roll (2018)

VA - Wanted 50s Rock N’ Roll (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 41:20 | 180 Mb / 99 Mb
Genre: 50s, Rock N’ Roll, Pop / Label: Wagram Music

Wagram Music Presents Wanted 50s Rock N’ Roll album 20 original hits and the original artists genre Rock, Pop. Includes tracks by Johnny Carroll And His Hot Rocks, Warren Smith, Mel Robbins, Jackie Gotroe and more.

Millie Jackson - Millie Jackson (1972) [Expanded Remastered 2006]

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Millie Jackson - Millie Jackson (1972) [Expanded Remastered 2006]

Millie Jackson - Millie Jackson (1972) [Expanded Remastered 2006]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 389 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk | Label: Southbound/Ace Records | # CDSEWM 209 | Time: 01:04:24

Continuing our short series of 'Expanded Versions' of classic Millie Jackson albums, the 1972 debut album from one of soul music's greatest talents now gets a well-earned makeover. The set's 10 original offerings are now bolstered by a further nine cuts, including both completely un-issued material - including all four tracks from Millie's first, 1969 studio session - and never before heard, unedited and/or alternate versions of some of the LP's best- known and best loved numbers. Contains several of Millie's 'career hits' including 'A Child Of God', 'Ask Me What You Want' and her UK chart debut 'My Man, A Sweet Man'.

The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

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The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 70 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Philly Soul, Pop-Soul, R&B | Label: Big Break | # CDBBR 0229 | Time: 00:30:05

Contrary to what its title suggests, The O'Jays in Philadelphia isn't a live album. Rather, the title of this studio date refers to the beginning of their association with Philly's R&B scene and producers/songwriters Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff. What they didn't know in 1969 was just how long and fruitful that association would end up being. This album wasn't the major hit that Back Stabbers would be, but not for lack of strong material. From "One Night Affair" to "Let Me in Your World," this superb album is quintessential Philly soul. While Eddie Levert's gospel-influenced belting is as gritty as anything that came from Stax Records, the production is as notably sleek. A few years later, Gamble & Huff would produce a longer, heavily syncopated version of "Affair" for Jerry Butler that some soul historians exalt as the first disco single.

VA - Beach Hop Magic (2CD, 2018)

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VA - Beach Hop Magic (2CD, 2018)

VA - Beach Hop Magic (2CD, 2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:59:59 | 296 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Universal Music

48 Rock N’ Rolling tracks that pick you up and make you feel good. Beach Hop Magic celebrates New Zealand’s biggest rock n roll festival, Beach Hop, to be held this year at Whangamata March 21-25. Packed full of classics from Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Dion, Buddy Holly and more, zoom your way down memory lane on a T-Bird with the top down.

VA - 70s Back to School (3CD, 2018)

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VA - 70s Back to School (3CD, 2018)

VA - 70s Back to School (3CD, 2018)
FLAC (track+cue+log+scans) | 3:36:34 | 1,3 Gb
Genre: Pop, Rock, Disco / Label: Crimson

70s Back to School includes 3CDs covering 60 of the Best Hits from your 70s School Days. Featuring: Village People, Boney M., David Essex, Bay City Rollers, Labelle, Mott The Hoople, The Jacksons, The Emotions, Lulu, Ian Dury, Lou Reed, Wild Cherry, Hall & Oates and many more.

VA - Hot Hundred Hits Of The 60s (2015)

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VA - Hot Hundred Hits Of The 60s (2015)

VA - Hot Hundred Hits Of The 60s (2015)
MP3 320 kbps | 4:16:10 | 581 Mb
Genre: Jazz, 60s, Pop, Rock / Label: Music Digital 4CD

Delta's acclaimed Hot Hundred series of 4CD sets reaches the 1960s. Containing 100 of the very greatest hits of that seminal decade with million selling hits by Bobby Darin, Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Sam Cooke, and many more!

VA - Top Of The Pops 70s Rock (2017)

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VA - Top Of The Pops 70s Rock (2017)

VA - Top Of The Pops 70s Rock (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3:45:39 | 519 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock, New Wave / Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) Presents Top Of The Pops 70s Rock album 60 original hits and the original artists genre Rock. Includes tracks by Rainbow, Meat Loaf, Thin Lizzy, Elton John, Bachman Turner Overdrive and more.