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George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013 [Re-Up]

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George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013 [Re-Up]

George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, R&B, Guitar Jazz | Label: King Records/CTI | # KICJ 2314 | Time: 00:36:51

The R&B elements get stronger, the sound and mix are more attuned to the dancefloor, yet this brings out the best in George Benson's funky side. Thanks in part to the more rigid beat, Benson pares down his style to its rhythmic essentials, refusing to spray notes all over the place at random, and as a result, the record cooks and dances. His treatment of Vince Guaraldi's "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," hugely complemented by Joe Farrell's wistfully prancing flute, is a mini-masterpiece in the use of space, of hitting exactly the right stabbing note right in the pocket. Again, Creed Taylor turns to a James Brown alumnus, David Matthews, for arrangements, and he discreetly and wisely stays out of Bad George's way. Buy this one for "Cast Your Fate," but there is plenty more to savor here.

Al Green - Love Is Reality (1992)

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Al Green - Love Is Reality (1992)

Al Green - Love Is Reality (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 292 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: R&B, Soul, Gospel | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Word/Epic (EK 48860)

After years of refusing to sing anything but gospel, Green decided the time had finally come to fuse the godly and the secular elements of his soul. Love Is Reality made an overt play for the mainstream R&B market. Unfortunately, Christian dance-pop producer Tim Miner works from formulas, while Green runs on inspiration. Green sounded great, but the final result paled in comparison to the rest of his catalog.

Johnnie Taylor - Wanted: One Soul Singer (1967) [Japanese Edition 2012]

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Johnnie Taylor - Wanted: One Soul Singer (1967) [Japanese Edition 2012]

Johnnie Taylor - Wanted One Soul Singer (1967) [Japanese Edition 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 203 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 83 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Soul, R&B, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-27544)

Johnnie Taylor set the tone for his recording career at Stax with Wanted: One Soul Singer, a consistently gritty collection of blues and raw, hard-hitting Memphis soul. In addition to his appealing medium-sized hits "Just the One I've Been Lookin' For" and "I Had a Dream," Wanted boasts pleasant surprises ranging from the addictive "Toe-Hold" to gutsy versions of Merle Travis' "Sixteen Tons" and the standard "Blues in the Night." Adding lyrics to Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," Taylor removes the song's jazz elements and turns it into pure Southern R&B. When Wanted was released, Taylor (who has occasionally been confused with bluesman Little Johnny Taylor) had yet to become the soul-radio fixture that "Who's Making Love" would make him, but these solid performances show that he was definitely on the right track.

Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage (2002) {Universal}

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Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage (2002) {Universal}

Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage (2002) {Universal}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 444 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 166 mb
Genre: soul, R&B

Instant Vintage is the 2002 debut solo album from longtime Tony! Toni! Toné! singer and bassist Raphael Saadiq. He was already doing solo material at this point but the release of Instant Vintage let everyone know he was more than ready to do things on his own. The CD features two hidden tracks, each have been separated into their own MP3 files here. This was released by Universal.

Thievery Corporation - DJ-Kicks (1999) {Studio !K7}

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Thievery Corporation - DJ-Kicks (1999) {Studio !K7}

Thievery Corporation - DJ-Kicks (1999) {Studio !K7}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 404 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 141 mb
Genre: electronica, trip hop, easy listening, Latin pop, soul, R&B, future jazz, acid jazz

DJ-Kicks is a 1999 "mixtape" compilation released by Thievery Corporation as part of !K7 Records' DJ-Kicks series. This was released on !K7's label Studio !K7.

VA - Super 20: Hit Disco '81 (vinyl rip) (1981) {Ariola Germany}

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VA - Super 20: Hit Disco '81 (vinyl rip) (1981) {Ariola Germany}

VA - Super 20: Hit Disco '81 (vinyl rip) (1981) {Ariola Germany}
Vinyl Rip | FLAC with Audiochecker | scans | 415 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 158 mb
Genre: pop, soul, R&B, disco, new wave, rap

Despite its name, Super 20: Hit Disco '81 isn't really a disco compilation as the genre faded out into the mainstream, at least generally. But is is a powerful comp of music from late 1980 and early 1981, with the placement of Blondie's "Rapture" here. This was released in West Germany by the Ariola label and is a vinyl rip.

Gene Chandler - There Was A Time! (1968) [Japanese Edition 2013]

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Gene Chandler - There Was A Time! (1968) [Japanese Edition 2013]

Gene Chandler - There Was A Time! (1968) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 244 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-5745)

Gene Chandler's second LP for Brunswick suffers from comparisons to its predecessor, but consider how difficult it must have been to top an album padded with several tracks previously released as Constellation singles. The two singles here, "Those Were the Good Old Days" and "There Was a Time," are as good as anything he'd recorded for the label. Though the titles evoke similar themes, they're radically different songs. The first is (as expected) a good-time nostalgia tune with a sweet female chorus, but the second is a torrid horn-driven salute to the best dances of recent years; one looks back to the heady Chicago soul of the Impressions, while the other looks ahead to the increasingly intense urban funk of Curtis Mayfield…

Don Bryant - Precious Soul (1969) [Japanese Edition 2018]

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Don Bryant - Precious Soul (1969) [Japanese Edition 2018]

Don Bryant - Precious Soul (1969) [Japanese Edition 2018]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 228 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 80 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Soul, R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-5475)

Best known as a staff songwriter under Willie Mitchell at Hi Records and the husband of Hi star Ann Peebles, Don Bryant was also a fine, underappreciated singer in his own right. In his soul recordings of the '60s, Bryant showed off a passionate style that fused the punch of Wilson Pickett with the smoother but emotionally incisive warmth of Joe Tex, as captured on his 1969 album Precious Soul.

Gabriela Anders - Wanting (1998)

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Gabriela Anders - Wanting (1998)

Gabriela Anders - Wanting (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, R&B, Bossa Nova | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9 46907-2 | Time: 00:56:50

Gabriela Anders got her big break singing a duet with soft jazz giant Michael Franks, and like that new age patriarch, Anders wraps laid-back vocals around even more tranquil rhythms. It's all very calming and proficient and breezy. Wanting, her debut album, mixes bits of her Argentine heritage with late-'70s California jazz, so Brazilian music coasts along with soft and hazy saxophone fills and tapping percussion leads. It all can be very pretty, as the opening "Fire of Love" represents Anders at her most relaxed and relaxing.

George Michael - Greatest Hits '99 (1999) {Storm/Epic Russia}

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George Michael - Greatest Hits '99 (1999) {Storm/Epic Russia}

George Michael - Greatest Hits '99 (1999) {Storm/Epic Russia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 519 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 179 mb
Genre: pop soul

Greatest Hits '99 is a 1999 compilation CD by George Michael. This is on Russian pirate label Storm Records, despite it having an authentic Epic Records name and logo but they are the original recordings.

Earth, Wind & Fire - Open Our Eyes (quadraphonic in stereo) (1974) {Columbia}

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Earth, Wind & Fire - Open Our Eyes (quadraphonic in stereo) (1974) {Columbia}

Earth, Wind & Fire - Open Our Eyes (quadraphonic in stereo) (1974) {Columbia}
EAC Vinyl Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 240 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 87 mb
Genre: soul, R&B, funk

Open Our Eyes is the 1974 album by Earth, Wind & Fire. This is the (SQ) quadraphonic mix in stereo. This was released by Columbia Records and is a vinyl rip.

VA - I Just Called To Say I Love You (1994)

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VA - I Just Called To Say I Love You (1994)

VA - I Just Called To Say I Love You (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 468 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 190 mb
Genre: pop, soul, R&B

BI Just Called To Say I Love You is a 1994 compilation featuring some moving love songs of the nation. While this was pressed in Bulgaria, this has been made a number of times with different covers but the exact track listing, this one without a label. This is one of those without a label.

Billy Ward & The Dominoes - The Very Best Of... (2002) {Collectables}

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Billy Ward & The Dominoes - The Very Best Of... (2002) {Collectables}

Billy Ward & The Dominoes - The Very Best Of… (2002) {Collectables}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 287 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 176 mb
Genre: R&B, doo-wop

The Very Best Of Billy Ward & The Dominoes is a 2002 compilation CD by Billy Ward & The Dominoes. The CD actually credits it to Billy Ward & The Dominoes featuring Clyde McPhatter & Jackie Wilson so you'll know who are some of the people on this disc. Collectables made this happen.

Village People - Go West/In The Navy (1979) {2004 Landmark}

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Village People - Go West/In The Navy (1979) {2004 Landmark}

Village People - Go West/In The Navy (1979) {2004 Landmark}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 237 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 78 mb
Genre: soul, R&B, disco

Go West/In The Navy is the 1979 album by American disco group The Village People, their fourth effort. While titled Go West/In The Navy on this pressing, it is just called Go West and is not a compilation as some websites indicate but is just a way for people to know "In The Navy" appeared on the Go West album. It was their last popular album before they made their movie Can't Stop The Music, then changed labels and became new wave for a brief moment. This is a remaster made in 2004 by Landmark.

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (UK CD single) (2005) {Warner Bros.}

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Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (UK CD single) (2005) {Warner Bros.}

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (UK CD single) (2005) {Warner Bros.}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 38 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 14 mb
Genre: soul, R&B, modern pop

"Crazy" is the 2005 debut single by Atlanta, Georgia duo Thomas Calloway and Brian Burton, better known individually as rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green and producer Danger Mouse and together, they're known as Gnarls Barkley. This was released in support of their debut album St. Elsewhere and released in the UK by Warner Bros.