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Cheryl Lynn - Preppie (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Cheryl Lynn - Preppie (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Cheryl Lynn - Preppie (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:10:39 | 531,30 Mb
Label: Funkytowngrooves (UK) | Cat.# FTGUK-007 | Released: 2012-09-28 (1983-11-04)

"Preppie" is the 5th studio album by American recording R&B artist Cheryl Lynn, released on November 4, 1983, by Columbia Records. Preppie includes the hit singles "Encore" (#1 R&B hit) and "This Time" (#49 R&B hit). It reached #8 on the R&B albums chart. The album was primarily produced by Lynn herself, with the exception of "Encore," which was produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Aurra - Send Your Love (1981) [2013, Japan] {Remastered with Bonus Tracks}

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Aurra - Send Your Love (1981) [2013, Japan] {Remastered with Bonus Tracks}

Aurra - Send Your Love (1981) [2013, Japan] {Remastered with Bonus Tracks}
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 47:18 | 397,54 Mb
Label: Octave Lab/Ultra-Vybe (Japan) | Cat.# OTLCD-5040 | Released: 2013-03-20 (1981)

A sextet, Aurra featured the vocals of Starlena Young and Curt Jones. Originally released in 1981, none of the set's nine cuts come in under four minutes, but then there are no nine-minute workouts either. The reggae-influenced "Kingston Lady" and their disjointed, disco hit "Are You Single" are the most memorable selections. Every song is pleasant, but often indistinguishable from the rest; if your mind wanders you have to consult the track listing to check what tune is playing and which one you just heard.

Lillo Thomas - Let Me Be Yours (1983) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

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Lillo Thomas - Let Me Be Yours (1983) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Lillo Thomas - Let Me Be Yours (1983) [2013, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 39:18 | 436,20 Mb
Label: Capitol Records (USA) | Cat.# PTG 34162 | Released: 2013-10-21 (1983)

The debut album from the former track star generated two Billboard R&B singles. "(You're A) Good Girl" is a mid-tempo number that employs a danceable rhythm and enchanced with icy background vocals and scintillating guitar rhythms. It crested at #22 on the charts. With added studio gimmickry and vocal antics, "Who Do You Think You Are," also a dance cut, peaked at #68 on the charts. The Brooklyn native lays down his own rendition of the Temptations classic "Just My Imagination." Thomas injects his own lyric throughout several parts of the song without forfeting the song's natural beauty. While he does not have explosive vocals, Lillo Thomas does possess vocal savvy and an uniqueness to his style to deliver a excellent album.

Con Funk Shun - Touch (1980), 7 (1981) & To The Max (1982) [2CD] [2011, Remastered Reissue]

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Con Funk Shun - Touch (1980), 7 (1981) & To The Max (1982) [2CD] [2011, Remastered Reissue]

Con Funk Shun - Touch (1980), 7 (1981) & To The Max (1982) [2CD] [2011, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 02:28:19 | 991,85 Mb
Label: Robinsongs (UK) | Cat.# CDBRED519 | Released: 2011-11-28 (1980/1981/1982)

While the three other Con Funk Shun reissues from Cherry Red's Robinsongs division paired two albums, this one is a two-disc set that combines three of them: Touch (1980), Con Funk Shun 7 (1981), and To the Max (1982). For whatever reason, Spirit of Love (also 1980), the source of "Got to Be Enough," was left out of the series. These weren't among the band's best releases, though they did spawn hit singles like "Too Tight" and "Bad Lady," and the tremendous album cut "Love's Train." In addition to providing the albums in their entirety, there is a handful of bonus tracks, including the 12" versions of "Lady's Wild," "Body Lovers," and "Ms. Got the Body."

Jean Carn - Trust Me (1982) [2010, Remastered Reissue]

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Jean Carn - Trust Me (1982) [2010, Remastered Reissue]

Jean Carn - Trust Me (1982) [2010, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans(JPEG) | 33:25 | 236,36 Mb
Label: Motown/PTG Records (Netherlands) | Cat.# PTG 34097 | Released: 2010-07-01 (1982-05-13)

Jean Carn's lone Motown effort reunites the singer with producer Norman Connors, whose mid-'70s dates for Buddah effectively launched her solo career. "Trust Me" proves some distance removed from the jazz-funk context of their previous collaborations, however, instead couching Carn's potent vocals in a slickly commercial, radio-friendly setting that casts neither artist nor producer in a positive light.

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (1981) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

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Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (1981) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (1981)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Label: Island | # 253 481, CID 9624 (90 093-2) | Time: 00:38:12
New Wave, Synthpop, Funk, Dub, Post-Disco

By all means a phenomenal pop album that hit number nine on the black albums chart and crossed over to penetrate the pop charts at number 32, Nightclubbing saw Grace Jones working once again with Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, and the remainder of the Compass Point team. Nightclubbing also continues Jones' tradition of picking excellent songs to reinterpret. This time out, the Police's "Demolition Man," Bill Withers' "Use Me," and Iggy Pop's "Nightclubbing" receive radical reinterpretations; "Nightclubbing" is glacial in both tempo and lack of warmth, while both "Use Me" and "Demolition Man" fit perfectly into Jones' lyrical scheme. Speaking of a lyrical scheme, "Pull Up to the Bumper" (number five black singles, number two club play) is so riddled with naughty double entendres – or is it just about parallel parking? – that it renders Musique's "In the Bush" as daring as Paul Anka's "Puppy Love." Drive it in between what, Grace? It's not just lyrics that make the song stick out; jingling spirals of rhythm guitar and a simplistic, squelching, mid-tempo rhythm make the song effective, even without considering Jones' presence.

Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

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Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Urban, R&B, Post-Disco | Label: Universal/Mercury | # UICY-25311 | 00:36:26

With their long track record, Kool & the Gang have always offered dance-provoking rhythms and Something Special fits that bill, too. Featuring the number one single "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)," James "J.T." Taylor approaches the song in a cool, mesmerizing tone, closing out the vamp in his falsetto with a burst of energy while the background vocals chant the subtitle throughout the chorus. Not known to lead a song in falsetto, Taylor further utilizes this talent on the motivated rhythms of the nocturnal scenario of "Steppin' Out." It maintained a steady stride, rising to the number ten spot on the charts. The third single from the album was "Get Down on It." As the title indicates, this is a gritty funk track that worked its way up the charts to claim the number three position, selling more than 500,000 copies. Although there were no more charted singles from this album, the entire collection is deserving of recognition. On a slower note, "Pass It On" and "No Show" received regional airplay.

Kleeer - License To Dream (1981) [2006, Reissue]

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Kleeer - License To Dream (1981) [2006, Reissue]

Kleeer - License To Dream (1981) [2006, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 42:16 | 270,85 Mb
Label: Collectables Records (USA) | Cat.# COL-CD-7752 | Released: 2006-03-14 (1981)

"License to Dream" is the 3rd album by American New York City based Kleeer. Released in 1981, this album reached #13 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart, and the single "Get Tough" charted at #5 on the Dance chart and #15 on the Soul Singles chart.

Prince - Dirty Mind (1980) [1984, Reissue] {W.-Germany Target CD}

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Prince - Dirty Mind (1980) [1984, Reissue] {W.-Germany Target CD}

Prince - Dirty Mind (1980) [1984, Reissue] {W.-Germany Target CD}
R&B, Funk, Pop/Rock, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 30:15 | 210,17 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records (W.-Germany) | Cat.# 3478-2 (256 862) | Released: 1984 (1980-10-08)

"Dirty Mind" is the 3rd album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on October 8, 1980, by Warner Bros. Records as the follow-up to his self-titled second album, "Prince", (1979). It was produced, arranged, and composed entirely by Prince in his home studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota during May to June of 1980. "Dirty Mind" has been considered by critics as Prince's most creative and boldest album, setting the baseline for his artistic direction in the following years.

D-Train - Music (1983) & Something's On Your Mind (1984) [1997, Remastered Reissue]

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D-Train - Music (1983) & Something's On Your Mind (1984) [1997, Remastered Reissue]

D-Train - Music (1983) & Something's On Your Mind (1984) [1997, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Urban, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Partial Scans (JPEG) | 01:17:19 | 546,72 Mb
Label: Deepbeats Records (UK) | Cat.# DEEPM 012 | Released: 1997-02-24 (1983/1984)

This collection is a pair of D-Train's earliest efforts, 1983's "Music" and the following year's "Something's on Your Mind"; for better or for worse, their sound is completely a product of its era, and while some listeners will find the disc thoroughly dated, others will enjoy its nostalgic charms.

Brass Construction - Attitudes (1982) [2010, Japan]

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Brass Construction - Attitudes (1982) [2010, Japan]

Brass Construction - Attitudes (1982) [2010, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 48:13 | 323,69 Mb
Label: Think! Records/EMI Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# THCD-167 | Released: 2010-12-08 (1982)

Remastered edition of the 7th album originally released in 1982 by the American funk group led by Randy Muller. Includes 2 bonus tracks Can You See The Light (12'' Version) and Can You See The Light (Special Remix Version - Instrumental).

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)

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Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
New Wave, Post-Disco, Latin, R&B, Swing | Label: Spectrum | # 544 391-2 | 01:11:35

Influential and diverse New York band led by pop music's one and only big band, salsa, disco, no wave kingpin.

Telex - "Belgium... One Point" (1993) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Telex - "Belgium... One Point" (1993) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Telex - «Belgium… One Point» (1993) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.54 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 591 Mb | Scans ~ 415 Gb | 04:17:58
Electronic, Synthpop, Technopop, Dance Pop, Post-Disco | Label: J'M2 | # J'M2-93031-204

74-track 4-CD set featuring Telex's back catalogue with Neurovision, Wonderful World, Looney Tunes, Sex and Looking For Saint Tropez, each disc is housed in a card slipcase which still retains the original,opened, factory shrink and includes a special booklet with history and comments by the band introducing each album section (in French and English), each section contains all the sleeves (including singles) plus all the lyrics.