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Freeez - Freeez Frame! - The Best Of Freeez (1993)

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Freeez - Freeez Frame! - The Best Of Freeez (1993)

Freeez - Freeez Frame! - The Best Of Freeez (1993)
Electronic, Jazz-Funk, Synth-pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:13:44 | 505,06 Mb
Label: Music Club (UK) | Cat.# MCCD 131 | Released: 1993-01-04

Freeez were an English electronic music group, initially known as one of the UK's main jazz-funk bands of the early 1980s. Initiated by John Rocca, Freeez consisted of various musicians, originally with Rocca and others such as Andy Stennett (keyboards), Peter Maas (bass guitar) and Paul Morgan or Everton McCalla (drums). They had an international hit with "IOU", and a UK Top 10 with "Southern Freeez".

Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation (1980) [2014, Japan]

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Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation (1980) [2014, Japan]

Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation (1980) [2014, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 39:32 | 323,43 Mb
Label: Polydor/USM Japan (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-76178 | Released: 2014-05-21 (1980-04-16)

"Sweet Sensation" is the 4th album by American R&B and soul singer Stephanie Mills. Released in 1980, produced by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas. The album features her biggest hit, "Never Knew Love Like This Before" which peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 and won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female and Best R&B Song, the former becoming her first career Grammy win. Sweet Sensation received gold status by the Recording Industry Association of America for sells over 500,000 copies.

Skyy - Skyy Line (1981) [1994, Remastered with Bonus Track]

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Skyy - Skyy Line (1981) [1994, Remastered with Bonus Track]

Skyy - Skyy Line (1981) [1994, Remastered with Bonus Track]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 40:48 | 302,28 Mb
Label: Bethlehem Music/Salsoul (Israel) | Cat.# 20-1015-2 | Released: 1994 (1981)

"Skyy Line" is the 4th album by New York City based group Skyy released in 1981. In the late 70's Skyy landed a deal with the legendary Salsoul Records. Skyy released three albums with some R&B success, but it wasn't until the release of "Skyy Line" in 1981 that the group achieved cross over popularity. The album was their biggest Pop chart placement, climbing all the way to #18 while rocketing to the top spot on the US R&B chart and later winning a coveted RIAA Gold Certification.

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.

Lillo Thomas - All Of You (1984) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

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Lillo Thomas - All Of You (1984) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Lillo Thomas - All Of You (1984) [2013, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:11 | 407,70 Mb
Label: Capitol Records/PTG Records (Netherlands) | Cat.# PTG 34163 | Released: 2013-10-19 (1984-09-08)

Lillo Thomas was a world-class sprinter at 16, setting the world record for the 200 meters at 20.8 seconds. But an automobile accident in Brazil prevented him from appearing in the 1984 Olympics, for which he had qualified. Thomas left athletics behind for music, and toured with comedian Eddie Murphy in 1985. He became a successful session vocalist, doing vocals on releases by Evelyn "Champagne" King, Kashif, James Ingram, George Benson, and Melba Moore, among others, while also writing "Mind Up Tonight" for Moore. He landed his own solo deal with Capitol, and began getting singles on the charts.

Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (1984) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Pop/Rock, Electronic, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:14:39 | 661,78 Mb
Label: Sony Music/Funkytowngrooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-276 | Released: 2012-02-27 (1984)

It is amazing how polarizing (for listeners) Bill Laswell's Material side projects can be. They are either fresh and inventive or stale and uninspired. Unfortunately, Nona Hendryx's 1984 Material-produced album "The Art of Defense" falls into the latter category another case of some very talented folks making a very bland record. Nona and the Material crew are obviously capable of great things, but despite the formidable pedigree of the artists involved, "The Art of Defense" falls short of expectations.

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

Posted By: Designol
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.

Kashif - Kashif (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Kashif - Kashif (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Kashif - Kashif (1983) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:03:25 | 625,81 Mb
Label: Sony Music/Funkytowngrooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-283 | Released: 2012-06-08 (1983-09-14)

"Kashif" is the self-titled debut album of Kashif. The single "I Just Gotta Have You" was an R&B hit. The album also includes the hits "Stone Love", "Help Yourself to My Love" and "Say Something Love". The album was digitally remastered by Funky Town Grooves in 2012 and includes five additional tracks.

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/PTG (Netherlands) | Cat.# PTG 34162 | Released: 2013-10-04 (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.