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Etta James - Queen Of Soul (1964) Expanded Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

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Etta James - Queen Of Soul (1964) Expanded Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

Etta James - Queen Of Soul (1964) Expanded Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Blues, R&B | Label: Kent Records | # CDKEND 377 | Time: 00:57:05

This is the third in series of expanded versions of albums by Etta James, one of the greatest and most influential recording artists of our times. The original 10-track album is bolstered with 14 bonus titles recorded between 1962 and 1965. Together they show Etta's many sides, from the punchy soul of Pay Back and Only Time Will Tell to gorgeously orchestrated revivals of jazz standards such as Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be), with a few Nashville-cut country tunes included for good measure. Track selection by Mick Patrick, with notes by Garth Cartwright.

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By (2016) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

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Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By (2016) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By (2016) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 582 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 229 Mb | Scans ~ 184 Mb
Label: Fantasy | # 0666999388408/0666999388392 | Time: 01:39:29
Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Retro Soul, Roots Rock, Modern Blues

Let Me Get By is the third studio album from Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring ten new, original songs that stand together as a testament to the spirit and commitment of the tightly-knit 12-member ensemble. Driven by Susan's soaring, spiritually charged vocals and Derek's masterfully lyrical slide-guitar, the band's musical talents are on display in full force. From 'Anyhow' - a declaration of devotion highlighting the album's theme of breaking away - to the funky and uplifting title track, Let Me Get By delivers a sonic journey filled with the barnstorming energy, soulful vibes and roots-based rock that no band delivers better. Deluxe version includes 8-track bonus disc that features live recordings from the legendary Beacon Theatre in New York as well as alternate mixes, early song takes and additional studio material, an expanded booklet with exclusive studio and live photos, and a custom-designed vintage amp box.

VA - When We Were Kings (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1997)

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VA - When We Were Kings (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1997)

VA - When We Were Kings (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 328 MB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 119 MB
52:14 | Soundtrack, Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Mercury Records

The soundtrack to filmmaker Leon Gast's Oscar-winning portrait of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman's famed 1974 heavyweight bout in Zaire (dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle") features live performances from James Brown, B.B. King and the Spinners, all recorded at the concert held as the fight's opening act. Additionally, the soundtrack features new material from the Fugees with A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes and Forte.

Prince - Sign "O" The Times 1987 [2021, UHD SDR Blu-ray, 2160p]

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Prince - Sign "O" The Times 1987 [2021, UHD SDR Blu-ray, 2160p]

Prince - Sign "O" The Times 1987 [2021, UHD SDR Blu-ray, 2160p]
Blu-ray: MPEG-H HEVC Video, 59588 kbps, 2160p, 23.976 fps, 16:9
LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 16-bit / DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Pop, Funk, Soul, Documentary | 01:24:58 | ~ 42.32 Gb

~ Recorded live in concert, Prince and his 1987 entourage whiz, slide, jump and bounce around the stage during a collection of 14 classic songs. ~

VA - Doing The James Brown - In The Footsteps Of The Godfather Of Funk (2001)

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VA - Doing The James Brown - In The Footsteps Of The Godfather Of Funk (2001)

VA - Doing The James Brown - In The Footsteps Of The Godfather Of Funk (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 419 MB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 167 MB
1:12:01 | Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Harmless

An entire album of JB covers sounds initially like a project which has got up on the bad foot, but this long-player from Harmless, subtitled "in the footsteps of the godfather of funk" by its compiler (respected journalist James Maycock) works on so many levels that it adds up to an essential purchase for funk aficionados. While some tracks pay homage others, like the Daktaris' "Give It Up or Turn It Loose," stray far from the original, as the bongo-rocked spoken word of the Last Poets vision encapsulates not the material of James Brown, but the man himself. Of course, despite the effort of some superb performers (Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, and Lou Pride amongst them), there is nothing quite like the man himself with the highlight taking the form of a spectacular 12-minute live performance of "Cold Sweat." Clyde Stubblefield and Nate Jones provide the super tight rhythm section, whipping the number-one soul brother into a twisting dervish – breathtaking.

The Drifters - All Time Greatest Hits & More (1959-1965) (1988) 2 CDs

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The Drifters - All Time Greatest Hits & More (1959-1965) (1988) 2 CDs

The Drifters - All Time Greatest Hits & More (1959-1965) (1988) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 658 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:43:13
Early R&B, Early Pop/Rock, Doo Wop, Soul | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-81931-2

If Rhino's Very Best of the Drifters is a fine R&B snack, then All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 is a three-course gourmet meal with dessert built on the same ingredients. Forget about the higher price and the fact that 40 songs might seem to be more Drifters than most casual listeners would want – All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 is a towering and magnificent collection of some of the best popular R&B ever done this side of Sam Cooke. And, as with Sam Cooke, the beautiful part of the Drifters' work during this period is that any look beyond and behind their hits reveals a lot more songs that were every bit as good as those hits. There's not even a slightly weak track anywhere on All-Time Greatest Hits & More, which contains the biggest hits Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis, and Johnny Moore sang for the group. "There Goes My Baby," "This Magic Moment," "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Sweets for My Sweet," "I Count the Tears," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," and "Under the Boardwalk" are all here, mastered in surprisingly good sound for the late '80s.

B.B. King & Friends - A Night Of Blistering Blues (2005) Recorded 1987, CD + DVD5 [Re-Up]

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B.B. King & Friends - A Night Of Blistering Blues (2005) Recorded 1987, CD + DVD5 [Re-Up]

B.B. King & Friends - A Night Of Blistering Blues (2005) Recorded 1987
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Time: 00:55:58
DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | 00:56:11 | ~ 3.1 Gb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, R&B | Label: MPG | # MPG 74080 | Scans ~ 60 Mb

It's an all-star blues extravaganza as legendary guitarist B.B. King brings a whole host of popular performers to the stage for a magical night of music captured live at the Ebony Showcase Theater on April 15, 1987. In addition to such classics as "The Thrill Is Gone" and "In the Midnight Hour", King is joined by such talented contemporaries as Eric Clapton, Etta James, Dr. John, Phil Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Billy Ocean, and Chaka Kahn in performing nine more songs including "Ain't Nobody's Business", "The Sky Is Crying", and "Let the Good Times Roll".

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

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Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003)
Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 127 Mb
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: Sony Records Int'l ‎ | # SICP 30463 | Time: 01:00:01

The live attempts at recreating the seminal jam chemistry of Super Session were hit-and-miss affairs, and this one, previously unreleased, has its fair share of off-key and off-target tunes. The rhythm section is erratic, the repertoire–ranging from Simon & Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" to an Elvis-flavored "That's All Right Mama"–is a bit odd, and co-leader Al Kooper is competent but rarely inspired. Guitarist Michael Bloomfield, however, is uniformly brilliant and his graceful blues virtuosity is by itself well worth the price of admission. Bloomfield and the group are joined on B.B. King's "It's My Own Fault" by a then-unknown Johnny Winter and things get really interesting.

Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)

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Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)

Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 87 Mb
Label: The Right Stuff | # 7243 8 59785 2 4 | Time: 01:10:28
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock, Country-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Retrospective is an 18-track collection that features the bulk of Leon Russell's greatest hits ("Tight Rope," "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," "Lady Blue," "Back to the Island"), plus many key album tracks. Since Russell was primarily an album artist, this approach doesn't necessarily do him justice, but for listeners who only want the hits, this will do.

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

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George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Soul | Label: Verve | # UCCV-9614 | Time: 00:39:04

Goodies is the sixth album by jazz guitarist George Benson recorded in 1968 and released on the Verve label.

The Robert Cray Band - Sweet Potato Pie (1997)

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The Robert Cray Band - Sweet Potato Pie (1997)

The Robert Cray Band - Sweet Potato Pie (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans ~ 54 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Mercury | # 534 698-2 | Time: 00:54:05

Robert Cray always flirted with gritty Southern soul, but it wasn't until Sweet Potato Pie that he made a full-fledged soul-blues record in Memphis. Cray hasn't abandoned blues, but he's woven punchy horns and sexy rhythms into the mix, resulting in one of his stronger records of the '90s. The material remains a bit uneven, but his taste is impeccable – few blues guitarists are as succinct and memorable as he, and the soul settings of Sweet Potato Pie only confirm that fact.

Taj Mahal - Like Never Before (1991) [Re-Up]

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Taj Mahal - Like Never Before (1991) [Re-Up]

Taj Mahal - Like Never Before (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Label: Private Music | # 261 679 | Time: 00:47:19
Contemporary Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Country-Blues

This record was originally released in 1991 after Taj had taken a break for a number of side projects including children's records. He was obviously refreshed - the record is full of new ideas and incorporates new production techniques, check out the lovely song "Every wind in the river" and also the scratching and rap stylings of "Squat that rabbit". A bit radical for blues but both work very well. Taj revists the song "Giant step" and also takes the traditional blues "Blues with a feeling" to New Orleans, with an added dash of steel guitar (!?!). Guests include banjo player David Johnson, guitarist David Lindley, Andy Kravitz and Bill Summers and the backing band sound great throughout. This is a really good, imaginative record that saw Taj coming back to form and his next couple of records in the 90s were even better.

Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

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Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 179 Mb
Label: Exile, Polydor | # 5305453 | Time: 01:02:32
Genre: Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Back on Top is the twenty-seventh studio album by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in 1999 by Point Blank. This album marks a slight return to the forms of music he is most known for: blues and R&B. Upon the album's release, Rolling Stone reviewed it as "one Monet and nine Norman Rockwells", the "Monet" being "When the Leaves Come Falling Down" which it called a masterpiece. The 29 January 2008 reissued and remastered version of the album contains two bonus tracks: an alternative take of "Philosopher's Stone" and a new arrangement of Fats Domino's song, "Valley of Tears".

Elvis Presley - The Complete '70s Albums Collection (2015)

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Elvis Presley - The Complete '70s Albums Collection (2015)

Elvis Presley - The Complete '70s Albums Collection (2015)
Flac(Image) + Cue & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
RCA - Legacy | ~ 4263 or 1764 Mb
Rock & Roll, Country, Ballad, Gospel
Official Digital Download (24bit/96 kHz) => Flac (16bit/44.1 kHz) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps

Elvis Presley may be the single most important figure in American 20th century popular music. Not necessarily the best, and certainly not the most consistent. But no one could argue with the fact that he was the musician most responsible for popularizing rock & roll on an international level…

Sean Costello - In The Magic Shop (2014) [Unreleased 2005 Studio Album]

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Sean Costello - In The Magic Shop (2014) [Unreleased 2005 Studio Album]

Sean Costello - In The Magic Shop (2014) [Unreleased 2005 Studio Album]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Vizztone | # VTSCF01 | 00:46:41

Sean Costello was one of the most brilliant blues-based artists of his generation. His deeply soulful singing, songwriting and guitar playing crossed effortlessly between genres. Sean entered the scene as a child prodigy, and soon became regarded as a torchbearer, one of the leading lights of the new century. He had already gained international recognition when he died tragically in 2008, on the eve of his 29th birthday. IN THE MAGIC SHOP is Sean Costello’s previously unreleased 2005 studio album, produced in New York City by his longtime friend, collaborator and advocate, four-time Grammy Award winner Steve Rosenthal, in his recording studio, The Magic Shop. This is Sean Costello at his best, performing his stunning original compositions and well-chosen covers with band mates Paul Linden, Melvin Zachery and Ray Hangen, along with a few guests. This should have been Sean’s breakthrough record — but it remained unmixed and unheard for almost ten years.