Bobby Thurston - You Got What It Takes (1980) & The Main Attraction (1981) [1997, Remastered Reissue]

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Bobby Thurston - You Got What It Takes (1980) & The Main Attraction (1981) [1997, Remastered Reissue]

Bobby Thurston - You Got What It Takes (1980) & The Main Attraction (1981) [1997, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:14:59 | 536,51 Mb
Label: Deepbeats Records (UK) | Cat.# DEEPM 026 | Released: 1997 (1980/1981)

From Washington DC, Bobby Thurston originally started singing whilst still at high school. After graduating he landed a job with the US State Department. “I’ve been there thirteen years, ever since I left school and I have to stress that without that job to fall back on, none of what I'm doing now could have been possible,” he told Blues & Soul magazine at the time. “In fact, it was through the job that I first got started. One of the guys that I worked with when I first got started had a brother who was starting a group and they wanted me to act as a sort of roadie. Gradually I progressed into doing some background work and playing percussion - that was when we started the group Spectrum LTD. We’ve been together ever since, ten years in fact.”

Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (1978) [2009, Japan SHM-CDs] {Expanded Edition} *Re-Up*

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Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (1978) [2009, Japan SHM-CDs] {Expanded Edition} *Re-Up*

Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (1978) [2009, Japan SHM-CDs] {Expanded Edition}
R&B, Soul/Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco | XLD Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIFF) | 02:33:54 | 1,52 Gb
Label: Motown/Universal International (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-94046~7 | Released: 2009-04-29 (1978-12-15)

"Here, My Dear" is the 15th studio album by music artist Marvin Gaye, released December 15, 1978, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place between 1977 and 1978 at Gaye's personal studios, Marvin Gaye Studios in Los Angeles, California. The album was notable for its subject matter's being dedicated to the fallout of Gaye's marriage to his first wife, Anna Gordy Gaye. Initially a commercial and critical failure upon its release, it was later hailed by music critics as one of Gaye's best produced albums in the years following Gaye's death. "It's taken me a while," Anna Gordy admitted in later years, "but I've come to appreciate every form of Marvin's music."

Cliff Richard - Silver (1983) [2002, Remastered With Bonus Tracks]

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Cliff Richard - Silver (1983) [2002, Remastered With Bonus Tracks]

Cliff Richard - Silver (1983) [2002, Remastered With Bonus Tracks]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 45:49 | 603,67 Mb
Label: EMI Records (EU) | Cat.# 7243 5 38372 2 8 | Released: 2002-07-01 (1983)

"Silver" is a 1983 studio album by Cliff Richard, marking his 25th anniversary in music. The North American version was titled "Give a Little Bit More" and had a revised track list. The album reached #7 in the UK Albums Chart and earned Gold certification.

Kenny Rogers - We've Got Tonight (1983) [1990, Reissue]

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Kenny Rogers - We've Got Tonight (1983) [1990, Reissue]

Kenny Rogers - We've Got Tonight (1983) [1990, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Country | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 36:18 | 205,46 Mb
Label: EMI-Manhattan Records (USA) | Cat.# CDP 7 48405 2 | Released: 1990-10-25 (1983)

"We've Got Tonight" is the 14th studio album by Kenny Rogers, released in 1983. It is also his last with Liberty Records before signing with RCA Records. The album hit #3 on the country charts and #18 on the Billboard 200 charts. Despite lower rankings than many of his earlier releases, the album was still certified platinum in both the US and Canada.

Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (1979) [1993, Reissue]

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Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (1979) [1993, Reissue]

Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (1979) [1993, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Singer-songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 42:42 | 231,20 Mb
Label: MCA Records (Europe) | Cat.# MCD10841/MCAD10841 | Released: 1993-10-12 (1979-08-05)

"Partners in Crime" is an album by British American singer-songwriter and musician Rupert Holmes. The album was Holmes's most commercially successful record and includes all three of Holmes's solo Top 40 hits: "Him," "Answering Machine" and "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)." "Escape" was the Billboard #1 hit of December 1979 and January 1980; it was the only single to hold the #1 position in both years and in different decades. The album itself reached #33 on the Billboard Album Charts. Although "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" was released as a single on Infinity Records, "Him" was released on MCA Records. The Infinity catalog had been absorbed by MCA at the time the latter single was released.

The Temptations - Solid Rock (1972) [2018, Digitally Remastered]

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The Temptations - Solid Rock (1972) [2018, Digitally Remastered]

The Temptations - Solid Rock (1972) [2018, Digitally Remastered]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Partial Scans (JPEG) | 39:44 | 246,41 Mb
Label: Motown/Universal/Elemental Music (EU) | Cat.# B0026901-02 | Released: 2018-04-15 (1972-01-07)

"Solid Rock" is a 1972 album by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label, produced by Norman Whitfield. The LP was the first made primarily without founding members and original lead singers Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams. Frustrated by conflicts and fights with Temptations Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin, and producer Whitfield's steadfast insistence on producing psychedelic soul for the group when they really wanted to sing ballads, Kendricks had quit the act and negotiated a solo deal with Motown's Tamla label.

The Temptations - Puzzle People (1969) [2018, Digitally Remastered]

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The Temptations - Puzzle People (1969) [2018, Digitally Remastered]

The Temptations - Puzzle People (1969) [2018, Digitally Remastered]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Partial Scans (JPEG) | 42:58 | 307,14 Mb
Label: Motown/Universal/Elemental Music (EU) | Cat.# B0026903-02 | Released: 2018-04-15 (1969-09-23)

"Puzzle People" is the 11th studio album released by American soul quintet The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label in 1969. Produced entirely by Norman Whitfield, "Puzzle People" takes the next step along the path that "Cloud Nine" started, and takes the Temptations further away from a classic soul sound, and more towards the realm of psychedelic soul. Although a few ballads, including "Running Away (Ain't Gonna Help You)," are still present, the album is primarily composed of Sly & the Family Stone/James Brown-derived proto-funk tracks such as the lead single "Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down," and the #1 Billboard Pop hit "I Can't Get Next to You." Also included are psychedelic-styled covers (recorded with distorted guitars, clavinets, and spacy reverb and sound effects) of contemporary songs such as The Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing," The Beatles' "Hey Jude," and Roger Miller's "Little Green Apples."

Shalamar - Disco Gardens (1978) [2019, Japan] {Remastered with 6 Bonus Tracks}

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Shalamar - Disco Gardens (1978) [2019, Japan] {Remastered with 6 Bonus Tracks}

Shalamar - Disco Gardens (1978) [2019, Japan] {Remastered with 6 Bonus Tracks}
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:01:58 | 502,49 Mb
Label: Octave Lab/Ultra-Vybe (Japan) | Cat.# OTLCD-5609 | Released: 2019-01-23 (1978-08-28)

"Disco Gardens" is the 2nd album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1978 on the SOLAR label. It features the line-up of Gerald Brown, Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley, and was the only Shalamar album on which Brown appeared. "Disco Gardens" was less successful than Shalamar's debut "Uptown Festival", peaking at #52 on the R&B chart and #171 on the Billboard chart. It contains early indications of what was to become the distinctive "SOLAR sound", most notably on the single release "Take That to the Bank" which was a UK Top 20 hit in early 1979.

Al Kooper - New York City (You're A Woman) (1971) [2005, Japan]

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Al Kooper - New York City (You're A Woman) (1971) [2005, Japan]

Al Kooper - New York City (You're A Woman) (1971) [2005, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Rock 'N' Roll | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Partial Scans (JPEG) | 43:00 | 306,37 Mb
Label: Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# MHCP-849 | Released: 2005-09-21 (1971)

This is the 4th solo album from rock and roll wunderkind Al Kooper. He congregates two very distinct bands - one in London and the other in Los Angeles - to accompany some of his most emotive compositions to date. This is ironic when considering the title track is a paean to the Big Apple. The UK aggregate consists of musicians from Hookfoot, including Herbie Flowers (bass), Caleb Quay (guitar) and Roger Pope (drums). The band were fresh from several collaborations with Elton John, most notably his third studio effort Tumbleweed Connection.

Judy Collins - Whales & Nightingales (1970) [1990, Reissue]

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Judy Collins - Whales & Nightingales (1970) [1990, Reissue]

Judy Collins - Whales & Nightingales (1970) [1990, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Folk | EAC Rip | WavPack(WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 42:40 | 220,56 Mb
Label: Elektra/Asylum Records (Germany) | Cat.# 7559-75010-2 | Released: 1990 (1970)

"Whales & Nightingales" is a 1970 album by Judy Collins. It peaked at #17 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. The album included material by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Jacques Brel and Joan Baez, as well as Collins' top-forty version of "Amazing Grace", and the traditional "Farewell To Tarwathie", on which Collins sang to the accompaniment of humpback whales. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1971, for sales of over 500,000 copies in the US.

Esther Phillips - Here's Esther...Are You Ready? (1979) & Good Black Is Hard To Crack (1981) [2011, Reissue]

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Esther Phillips - Here's Esther...Are You Ready? (1979) & Good Black Is Hard To Crack (1981) [2011, Reissue]

Esther Phillips - Here's Esther…Are You Ready? (1979) & Good Black Is Hard To Crack (1981) [2011, Reissue]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Blues, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:16:55 | 547,79 Mb
Label: Soul Music.com (UK) | Cat.# SMCR2 5007 | Released: 2011-01-17 (1979/1981)

With few exceptions, greats who established themselves during soul's golden era were not well served by the disco era, when arrangements and material often poorly suited their abilities. Such was the case with the final two albums by Esther Phillips, Here's Esther…Are You Ready (1979) and Good Black Is Hard to Crack (1981), here combined onto one CD with historical liner notes.

Tavares - Words And Music (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Tavares - Words And Music (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Tavares - Words And Music (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 57:29 | 537,66 Mb
Label: RCA Records/Funkytowngrooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-295 | Released: 2012-07-17 (1983)

"Words and Music" is the 12th and final album by American soul/R&B group Tavares, released by RCA in 1983. The album contains a top 10 R&B single in "Deeper in Love". The single, "Words and Music", peaked at #29 on the R&B chart.

War - Life (Is So Strange) (1983) [1996, Reissue]

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War - Life (Is So Strange) (1983) [1996, Reissue]

War - Life (Is So Strange) (1983) [1996, Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 41:47 | 268,66 Mb
Label: Avenue Records (USA) | Cat.# R2 72288 | Released: 1996-07-17 (1983)

"Life (is So Strange)" is an album by War, released on RCA Victor Records in 1983. It marked the end of a continuous string of albums by the group from 1970, and they would not record another album until a decade later. The band's lineup is not stated on the cover, but composer credits suggest they had been reduced from eight members (on the previous album) to five. The pop art cover references concerns about nuclear war in Los Angeles, the group's home.

Aretha Franklin - This Girl's In Love With You (1970) [1993, Reissue]

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Aretha Franklin - This Girl's In Love With You (1970) [1993, Reissue]

Aretha Franklin - This Girl's In Love With You (1970) [1993, Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 35:47 | 260,21 Mb
Label: Rhino Records Inc. (US) | Cat.# R2 71524 | Released: 1993-12-14 (1970-01-15)

"This Girl's In Love With You" is the 16th studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on January 15, 1970 by Atlantic Records. It reached Billboard's Top 20 and was reissued on compact disc through Rhino Records in the 1990s. Her version of The Beatles' "Let It Be" was the first recording of the song to be commercially issued (The Beatles did not release "Let It Be" as a single until March 1970). Franklin had been sent a demo of the song as a guide.

Uriah Heep - On The Rebound: A Very 'Eavy 40th Anniversary Collection [2CD] (2010)

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Uriah Heep - On The Rebound: A Very 'Eavy 40th Anniversary Collection [2CD] (2010)

Uriah Heep - On The Rebound: A Very 'Eavy 40th Anniversary Collection [2CD] (2010)
Rock, Classic Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 02:38:02 | 1,13 Gb
Label: Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. (EU) | Cat.# 2738430 | Released: 2010-05-17

Sanctuary's "On the Rebound" features 36 tracks culled from Uriah Heep's five decades together, and includes the album rock hits "Easy Livin," "Sweet Lorraine," "Stealin," and "The Wizard." Casual listeners should pick up Classic Heep: An Anthology, also on Sanctuary, before delving into these recordings.