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Various Artists - The Motown Girls (1987) [Japan]

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Various Artists - The Motown Girls (1987) [Japan]

Various Artists - The Motown Girls (1987) [Japan]
R&B, Soul, Pop-Soul, Doo Wop, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 55:48 | 421,19 Mb
Label: Motown/BMG Victor Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# R32M-1057 | Released: 1987-11-21

It is an undeniable fact that the history of Motown Records was developed by "men" such as The Temptations, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. However, if you explore the flow of history a little deeper, you can actually confirm the existence of "women" there. According to the popular phrase “a woman in the shadow of history,” the history of this model record is no exception. On the surface, it is known that the female “stars” such as Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Marvelettes, and Mary Wells, who conquered the world, form an important part of history. Actually, there were more "women" playing an active part under the surface. The history of Motown Records may actually have been supported by them.

The 5th Dimension - Individually & Collectively (1972) / Living Together, Growing Together (1973) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

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The 5th Dimension - Individually & Collectively (1972) / Living Together, Growing Together (1973) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

The 5th Dimension - Individually & Collectively (1972) / Living Together, Growing Together (1973)
[2007, Remastered Reissue]

R&B, Pop/Rock, Pop-Soul, AM Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:19:04 | 487,39 Mb
Label: Collectors' Choice Music (USA) | Cat.# CCM-782 | Released: 2007-08-07 (1972/1973)

As the title implies, Individually & Collectively (1972) contains both ensemble as well as solo efforts from the 5th Dimension's Lamonte McLemore, Ron Townson, Billy Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo, and Florence LaRue. However, this was certainly not the first time that the combo had ventured away from lush five-part harmonies in favor of spotlighting the members' specific talents.

Diana Ross - Diana Ross (1970) [2002, Remastered & Revisited Edition]

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Diana Ross - Diana Ross (1970) [2002, Remastered & Revisited Edition]

Diana Ross - Diana Ross (1970) [2002, Remastered & Revisited Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:10:27 | 686,07 Mb
Label: Motown Records/Universal Music (USA) | Cat.# 440 016 818-2 | Released: 2002-04-18 (1970-06-19)

"Diana Ross" (later reissued rarely as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough") was the debut solo album for Diana Ross. It reached #19 in the USA (#1 R&B) and sold over 500,000 copies. The album was the ultimate test to see if the former Supremes frontwoman could make it as a solo act. With the help of the songwriting-producing team of Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, Ross turned out a successful album. Ross did extensive work with other producers before settling with Ashford & Simpson, including Johnny Bristol, producer of her final single with The Supremes, "Someday We'll Be Together". Bristol here produces "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You" (which was a UK hit when originally recorded by The Velvelettes); the rest of the LP is fully written and produced by Ashford & Simpson.

The Supremes - We Remember Sam Cooke (1965) [2001, Reissue]

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The Supremes - We Remember Sam Cooke (1965) [2001, Reissue]

The Supremes - We Remember Sam Cooke (1965) [2001, Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 28:49 | 243,72 Mb
Label: Motown/Universal Music/RBA/Orbis Fabbri (Spain) | Cat.# MW046 | Released: 2001 (1965-04-12)

"We Remember Sam Cooke" is the 5th studio album recorded by The Supremes, issued by Motown in April 12, 1965. The album is a tribute album dedicated to soul musician Sam Cooke, who had died the previous December. Notable selections on the album, consisting entirely of Cooke covers, included covers of "A Change Is Gonna Come", "You Send Me" and "(Ain't That) Good News" (led by Florence Ballard). It was the second most successful in a series of themed albums enjoying a #5 peak on the Billboard R&B chart. It showcased the versatility of the group with a Brit-pop album under their belt, as well as, a country and western-themed album. According to Motown data, this album managed to sell over 325,000 copies.

Diana Ross - Everything Is Everything (1970) [2008, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Diana Ross - Everything Is Everything (1970) [2008, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Diana Ross - Everything Is Everything (1970) [2008, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:05:28 | 829,63 Mb
Label: Motown Records/Hip-O Select (USA) | Cat.# B0008093-02 | Released: 2008-06-17 (1970-11-03)

"Everything Is Everything" is the second album by Diana Ross, released in 1970. After the huge success of her self-named album and its accompanying two singles, Motown rushed the release of this album. It reached #42 in the USA (#5 R&B) and sold over 200,000 copies. The track "I'm Still Waiting" was a UK #1 single in 1971 for four weeks and her rendering of Aretha Franklin's "Call Me (I Love You)" was nominated for a Grammy in 1971 in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category.

Various Artists - Motown Anthems [4CD] (2012)

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Various Artists - Motown Anthems [4CD] (2012)

Various Artists - Motown Anthems [4CD] (2012)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Doo Wop, Pop-Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 05:18:38 | 2,25 Gb
Label: Universal Music TV (UK) | Cat.# 5341396 | Released: 2012-11-27

With almost 100 tracks, this massive compilation of some of Motown's biggest hits serves as an awesome reminder of the enormity of the talent on the label and its far-reaching popularity. Going in a loosely chronological order, Motown Anthems begins with ubiquitous hits from the label's golden age from the Supremes, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and the like, but soon branches into later hits from the '70s and '80s, including chart-toppers from Lionel Richie and Rockwell. The collection is rounded out nicely by Boyz II Men, representing the label's activity in the '90s, still making waves in soul, R&B, and the sound of young America.

Syreeta - The Rita Wright Years: Rare Motown 1967-1970 (2016)

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Syreeta - The Rita Wright Years: Rare Motown 1967-1970 (2016)

Syreeta - The Rita Wright Years: Rare Motown 1967-1970 (2016)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:09:17 | 560,39 Mb
Label: Kent Soul (UK) | Cat.# CDTOP 455 | Released: 2016-09-30 (1967-1970)

Syreeta Wright had been doing receptionist, secretarial, and demo vocalist work for Motown when she made her recorded debut, as Rita Wright, on her employer's Gordy subsidiary. "I Can't Give Back the Love I Gave You," an aching number written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson with Brian Holland, unfortunately went nowhere – in a commercial sense – upon its January 1968 release. It did reach Dusty Springfield, whose version was out in the U.K. by the end of November. Within a couple years, Wright co-wrote the Spinners' "It's a Shame" and gained more attention when she and fellow composer Stevie Wonder wed a few weeks after that smash began its chart ascent. As an artist, Wright remained in the shadows until 1972, when she released her Stevie-produced debut album. From 1967 through 1970, however, she recorded a high stack of shelved, frequently decent, occasionally excellent Motown material compiled here by the Kent label.

Gene Chandler - The Duke Of Earl (1962) Japanese Mini LP, Reissue 2006

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Gene Chandler - The Duke Of Earl (1962) Japanese Mini LP, Reissue 2006

Gene Chandler - The Duke Of Earl (1962) Japanese Mini LP, Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:42:31
Early R&B, Chicago Soul, Pop-Soul, Doo Wop | Label: P-Vine | # PCD 4315

This is an odd album, mostly owing to the widely differing sounds represented on it. Though often credited exclusively to Gene Chandler, about half of it is comprised of Chandler's work with the Dukays, the group of which he was a part until the release of "Duke of Earl" (which was a Dukays recording released as a Chandler solo single). The Dukays material is fine if relatively undistinguished late-'50s R&B harmony vocal material, mostly consisting of pleasant romantic ballads. Chandler's work, by contrast, casts him in a mode very similar to Ben E. King's immediate post-Drifters recordings (he even does "Stand by Me" here). There's a considerable chasm between the doo wop and the solo sides, and some listeners might even get dizzy after a few switches back and forth. And the album is dominated by the later tracks, circa 1965, most notably "Turn on Your Love Light," where Chandler moves into the upbeat soul sound that would carry him from the mid-'60s all the way through into the 1970s (and a professional rendezvous with Curtis Mayfield). The sound is excellent, and if you can take the switches in style and mood, this is a fun album. [The original 12-song album has been reissued on CD in Japan under the same title and with the same cover art, with audiophile sound and five bonus cuts drawn from deeper in the Vee-Jay library.]

Barbara Acklin - The Complete Barbara Acklin on Brunswick Records [2CD] (2004)

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Barbara Acklin - The Complete Barbara Acklin on Brunswick Records [2CD] (2004)

Barbara Acklin - The Complete Barbara Acklin on Brunswick Records [2CD] (2004)
R&B, Soul, Northern Soul, Pop-Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 02:18:39 | 882,95 Mb
Label: Edsel Records (UK) | Cat.# MEDCD 744 | Released: 2004-05-25 (1968-1973)

Favoring a supple, sophisticated approach quite distinct from the grittier sound of her Chicago rivals, soul diva Barbara Acklin cut some of the finest records to come out of the Windy City in the late '60s, most notably "Love Makes a Woman" and "Am I the Same Girl." She also cut her fair share of overbaked dross, which renders The Complete Barbara Acklin on Brunswick Records such a generous but frustrating listen. Assembling all five of the LPs Acklin cut for Brunswick between 1968 and 1973 - an output totaling 45 songs - the set offers the kind of all-inclusive, respectful treatment rarely afforded to artists of Acklin's limited commercial stature, but given the abundance of inferior material, listeners without completist impulses will be far better served by more focused best-of collections.

Nancy Wilson - The Sound Of Nancy Wilson (1968) & Nancy (1969) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

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Nancy Wilson - The Sound Of Nancy Wilson (1968) & Nancy (1969) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Nancy Wilson - The Sound Of Nancy Wilson (1968) & Nancy (1969) [2013, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz, Soul, Smooth Jazz, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:05:27 | 394,61 Mb
Label: SoulMusic Records (UK) | Cat.# SMCR 25093 | Released: 2013-05-21 (1968/1969)

The Soul Music label's extensive Nancy Wilson reissue series continues with the singer's 20th and 21st albums for the Capitol label: The Sound of Nancy Wilson and Nancy. The first of the two, released in 1968, was led by the number 24 Billboard R&B single "Peace of Mind" and a powerful ballad finale in "Black Is Beautiful." The latter, a more stylistically varied album released in 1969, boasts the number 44 R&B single "You'd Better Go" and the brisk pop of "In a Long White Room." Both sets were produced by David Cavanaugh with arranging and conducting from Jimmy Jones. This is another loving, fan-pleasing release of long-out-of-print Wilson titles.

Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

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Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2LP in 1CD 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:23
Soul, Pop-Soul, Philly Soul | Collectors' Choice Music/Universal | # CCM-750/B0007918-02

When ex-Impressions leader Jerry Butler joined forces with Philadelphia writer-producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, soul music history was made. There's not a clinker on these two records; that they hit #29 and #41 on the pop charts, respectively, each with a host of pop and R&B hit singles, is testament to their widespread appeal. Jerry, currently the Commissioner of Cook County, has graciously lent copious quotes to Gene Sculatti's notes on our exclusive Collectors' Choice Music release…these two albums belong in every library.

Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - Diana & Marvin (1973) [1992, Reissue]

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Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - Diana & Marvin (1973) [1992, Reissue]

Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - Diana & Marvin (1973) [1992, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 32:18 | 205,23 Mb
Label: Motown (USA) | Cat.# 3746351242 | Released: 1992-05-17 (1973-10-26)

"Diana & Marvin" is a duets album by American soul musicians Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, released October 26, 1973 on Motown. Recording sessions for the album took place between 1971 and 1973 at Motown Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. Gaye and Ross were widely recognized at the time as two of the top soul and pop performers, respectively. "Diana & Marvin" became a multi-chart success that managed to sell over a million copies worldwide.

Dionne Warwick - How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (1983) [1986, Japan, 1st Press]

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Dionne Warwick - How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (1983) [1986, Japan, 1st Press]

Dionne Warwick - How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (1983) [1986, Japan, 1st Press]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop-Soul, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 36:03 | 429,78 Mb
Label: Arista Records/Nippon Phonogram (Japan) | Cat.# 32RD-71 | Released: 1986-09-21 (1983-09-29)

"How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye" is an album recorded by Dionne Warwick, her sixth for the Arista label. It was recorded during the spring of 1983 and was released that fall. The LP was originally issued as number AL 8-8104 in the Arista Catalog. Despite strong reviews, it was a commercial disappointment, stalling at #57 on Billboard's album chart. Two singles came from the album, 'How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye?' (a duet with album producer Luther Vandross) which hit #4 Adult Contemporary and #27 on Billboard's Hot 100 and Got a Date which hit #45 on Billboard's R & B chart. The album was produced by R&B singer and songwriter Luther Vandross and included the hit title track, which was a duet with Vandross.

Dionne Warwick - Odds & Ends: Scepter Records Rarities (2018)

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Dionne Warwick - Odds & Ends: Scepter Records Rarities (2018)

Dionne Warwick - Odds & Ends: Scepter Records Rarities (2018)
R&B, Soul, Pop-Soul, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:19:10 | 745,21 Mb
Label: Rhino Custom Products/Real Gone Music (USA) | Cat.# OPCD-9003 | Released: 2018-01-12 (1962-71)

With a total of 40 Pop chart hits, Dionne Warwick's recordings for the Scepter label rank as arguably the most successful run of any artist - and certainly of any female artist - for an independent label during the 1960s. But all that success had a downside for her considerable legacy: Scepter became a hot property for acquisition, and as a result the label's holdings were bought and sold several times before Dionne herself arranged to buy her own masters back. By that time, though, the Scepter tapes had been scattered in disarray, thus leaving a lot of material in limbo and causing compilers to throw up their hands. Well, where other reissue labels fear to tread Real Gone Music goes full speed ahead! Odds & Ends - Scepter Records Rarities offers 26 hard-to-find tracks (plus some bonus promo spots) from the Scepter vaults, including rare alternate versions.

Thelma Houston - The MoWest Album (1972/1973) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Thelma Houston - The MoWest Album (1972/1973) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Thelma Houston - The MoWest Album (1972/1973) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop-Soul, Country | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:02:58 | 688,82 Mb
Label: UMG Recordings, Inc./SoulMusic Records (UK) | Cat.# SMCR 5072 | Released: 2012-10-15 (1972/1973)

"Thelma Houston" is the 2nd album by American Soul and R&B singer Thelma Houston, recorded in 1972. The album includes the single, "Me and Bobby McGee". This is her first album recorded with Motown Records under the Mowest label. The album was arranged by Artie Butler, Michael Omartian, Gene Page, James Anthony Carmichael and John Myles. Two versions of the album were issued, a ten track version in the US in 1972 and a fourteen track version in the UK and Germany in 1973. The album was later reissued on CD in an expanded edition by Soulmusic Records in 2012.