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Kristina Train - Dark Black (2012)

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Kristina Train - Dark Black (2012)

Kristina Train - Dark Black (2012)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:14
Vocal Pop, Neo-Soul, R&B, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury | # 3711587

The sophomore effort from Georgia-raised, Britain-based vocalist Kristina Train, 2012's Dark Black is a brooding, atmospheric collection of slow-burn pop songs that put her burnished, sultry croon at the fore. Picking up where 2009's Spilt Milk left off, Dark Black finds Train once again working with British singer/songwriter Ed Harcourt, as well as songwriter/producer Martin Craft. Together, they've come up with an album that builds upon Train's twangy Southern roots layered with a baroque, cinematic aesthetic. Train's vocals are often drenched in an echo-chamber sound, often backed with boomy, resonant percussion, languid piano parts, eerie orchestral sections, shimmering baritone guitar lines, and even some light electronic flourishes. In that sense, the album brings to mind the work of such similarly minded contemporaries as singer/guitarist Richard Hawley and neo-soft rock singer Rumer as much as it does the classic soul-inflected '60s sound of Dusty Springfield.

Chuito & The Latin Uniques - From the Street (1967) {Speed--Fania 773 130 356-2 rel 2008}

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Chuito & The Latin Uniques - From the Street (1967) {Speed--Fania 773 130 356-2 rel 2008}

Chuito & The Latin Uniques - From the Street (1967) {Speed–Fania 773 130 356-2 rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 283 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 46 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1967, 2008 Speed / Fania / Universal / Emusica | 773 130 356-2
Latin / Boogaloo / Latin Soul / Funk

n the late 60s, Latin New York was dominated by the boogaloo and Latin Soul. From the music’s first flowering with Johnny Colon’s “Boogaloo Blues” and “Joe Cuba’s ‘Bang Bang” it was clear that this sound of the 2nd and 3rd generation New York born children of Puerto Rican immigrants was bringing a new fervour, mixing traditional Latin music with the sounds of the soul music that was in the air of the city. For the next few years, until it was blown away by the juggernaut of salsa this was the sound of Latin New York.

Lionel Richie - Louder Than Words (Deluxe Version) (1996/2021)

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Lionel Richie - Louder Than Words (Deluxe Version) (1996/2021)

Lionel Richie - Louder Than Words (Deluxe Version) (1996/2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 587 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 205 MB | 01:29:12
R&B, Soul | Label: Mercury Records

After the greatest-hits collection Back to Front disappeared without a trace in 1992, Lionel Richie spent four years making Louder Than Words, his first album for Mercury Records. Although there are some slight attempts to incorporate new jack and hip-hop influences into Richie's sound, Louder Than Words relies on his trademark balladeering, which remains his forte. All of the weak moments on Louder Than Words are ill-advised forays into rap to put it bluntly, he can rap about as well as Snoop Dogg can sing. Although the ballads aren't as strong as his late-'70s and early-'80s standards, they are nevertheless pleasant, which makes the record a worthwhile purchase for fans.

Steve Cropper, Pop Staples, Albert King - Jammed Together (1969) Reissue 1991

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Steve Cropper, Pop Staples, Albert King - Jammed Together (1969) Reissue 1991

Steve Cropper, Pop Staples, Albert King - Jammed Together (1969) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Rhythm & Blues, Electric Blues, Soul | Label: Stax | # CDSXE 028 | Time: 00:40:46

While this is not nearly as essential as some other Stax wax, it has a loose, raffish appeal and never falls into the murk of a boring super-session chopsfest. These guys were simply havin' fun with some standard soul/R&B covers (e.g. "What'd I Say," "Baby What You Want Me To Do") and some wide-open originals, kickin' back with some serious riffin'. Cropper proffers his usual intense, simplistic soloing, while King swoops and dives in a stringbending fury. The added plus is the silky smooth near-falsetto of Pop Staples, whose vocal on "Tupelo" is suitably eerie…

VA - Getting Off!: The Seductive Sounds Of 70's Adult Cinema (2007) {Lucky Monkey/Timewarp} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Getting Off!: The Seductive Sounds Of 70's Adult Cinema (2007) {Lucky Monkey/Timewarp} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Getting Off!: The Seductive Sounds Of 70's Adult Cinema (2007) {Lucky Monkey/Timewarp}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 258 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 97 mb
Genre: soul, R&B, funk, pop, library, incidental

Getting Off!: The Seductive Sounds Of 70's Adult Cinema is a 2007 compilation CD exploring the world of porn music from the golden era of porn films. It features music by Alan Tew, Alan Hawkshaw, Ray Davies (no relation to the member of The Kinks), and a few that remain unknown as they were not properly credited. This was released by Lucky Monkey/Timewarp.

VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)

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VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)

VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:17:03 | 377 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B, Pop / Label: Kent Soul

Thom Bell, along with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, was part of the holy trinity of Philly soul. Reaching an apogee in the early to mid-seventies with records for the Stylistics (You Make Me Feel Brand New), the Detroit Spinners (Could It Be I'm Falling In Love), the O'Jays (Back Stabbers) and New York City (I'm Doin Fine Now), Bell was the classically trained arranger who introduced the celeste, the French horn and the harpsichord to soul music. This is the first-ever compilation of Thom Bell's productions and arrangements. Put together by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley, Ready Or Not combines some of Bell's biggest and best-loved hits with rarities (an original copy of Connie Stevens Tick Tock would set you back more than £200) and lesser-known work such as Dionne Warwick's seductive Track Of The Cat and Johnny Mathis epic Life Is A Song Worth Singing. Star names including Laura Nyro and Lesley Gore line up alongside soul legends Dee Dee Sharp and the Delfonics. This collection will appeal to northern soul collectors as well as pulling in fans of sixties girl singers and lovers of smooth seventies soul. Bob Stanley's sleeve notes - with a rare exclusive interview with Bell himself - and a wealth of rare photos are icing on the cake. Bell's unique and instantly identifiable Philly sound has proved timeless.

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987) [Japanese Edition 2016]

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Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987) [Japanese Edition 2016]

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987) [Japanese Edition 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 487 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (SICP-4938)

The album that made Butler a star. The sweeping ballads, catchy uptempo, dance-oriented hits, and multi-tracked overdubs and background vocalists helped make his music a staple on late '80s Urban Contemporary radio. There is little jazz influence and even less jazz content on this release, but Butler does display a strong, effective singing voice.

VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

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VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

VA - Ultimate… Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 617 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 88875085822 | Time: 04:34:15 | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Soundtracks, Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, R&B, Soul, Easy Listening

'Ultimate… Movies' four-disc set, celebrating some of the biggest movie hits of all time. Features 72 classics, from Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Simon & Garfunkel, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Survivor, Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Billy Ocean, Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Henry Mancini, John Barry, and many more!

Al Kooper - Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995) 2CDs

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Al Kooper - Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995) 2CDs

Al Kooper - Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 727 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb | Scans ~ 181 Mb
Label: Music Masters Rock | # 1612 65113-2 | Time: 01:53:46
Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Electric Blues

If Al Kooper isn't a living American musical legend, no one is. Who else has performed with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix and countless others? And not just performed but been an important component of legendary songs (how about the Hammond organ on both Dylans' Like a Rolling Stone and The Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want)? As a solo artist he is best known for his work as a founding member of both the Blues Project and Blood Sweat and Tears. Many more famous recordings have followed and lead us to this great selection - a CD that is, in my opinion, a classic: a two-CD Al-fest. Recorded live at NYC's Bottom Line, Al performs his great tunes from the Blues Project and Blood Sweat and Tears, as well as his solo recordings such as I Stand Alone. The excitement from the packed audience is only rivaled by the intensity Al and the band bring to such classics as I Can't Quit Her, Somethin' Goin' On and New York City (You're a Woman). It's Blues, Jazz, Rock and Roll and a great time, as only Al Kooper can bring.

Tower Of Power - 50 Years Of Funk And Soul: Live at the Fox Theater (2021)

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Tower Of Power - 50 Years Of Funk And Soul: Live at the Fox Theater (2021)

Tower Of Power - 50 Years Of Funk And Soul: Live at the Fox Theater (2021)
2xDVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
LinearPCM, 2 ch, 1536 kbps / Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 kbps
Funk, Soul | 01:20:10+01:04:49 | ~ 8.85 Gb

50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater captures Tower of Power’s storied career with no-holds-barred victory lap concerts in Oakland, CA on June 1 & 2, 2018, performing their full spectrum of life-affirming funk and soul hits…

Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (1981) [2014, Japan]

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Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (1981) [2014, Japan]

Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (1981) [2014, Japan]
Jazz, Soul, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 43:01 | 298,92 Mb
Label: Polydor/Universal Classics & Jazz (Japan) | Cat.# UCCU-90030 | Released: 2014-05-21 (1981)

"Africa, Center of the World" is a studio album by American musician Roy Ayers. It was released in 1981 through Polydor Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Artisian Sound Recording Studio in Hollywood, California and Sigma Sound Studios in New York City. The album is dedicated to Fela Kuti and Bob Marley.

Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)

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Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)

Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 419 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans ~ 63 Mb | 01:09:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul | BGP Records / Ace Records #CDBGPD 117

Billy Hawks played the organ and sang the blues – a combination that in the late '60s, when Hawks recorded and released The New Genius of the Blues and More Heavy Soul! for Prestige, meant that he was most certainly a practitioner of soul-jazz. Working in a similar vein to Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and other funky professors of the Hammond organ, Hawks didn't play straight-up jazz on either of his Prestige LPs, here captured on a single-disc 2014 reissue by Ace. For one thing, he sang, a choice that positions his recordings much closer to R&B than jazz. Clearly, Ray Charles made an impression on Hawks – "I Got a Woman" shows up on New Genius, "Drown in My Own Tears" on More Heavy Soul! – but with his intimate trio (on New Genius, he's supported by guitarist Joseph Jones and drummer Henry Terrell; on More Heavy Soul! by, Maynard Parker sits in for Jones, and Buddy Terry is added on tenor sax), he was grittier and funkier than Charles was in the '60s, walking the line between mod-jazz and soul.

Percy Sledge - The Platinum Collection (2007)

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Percy Sledge - The Platinum Collection (2007)

Percy Sledge - The Platinum Collection (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 394 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 199 Mb
Full Scans | 01:08:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Pop | Warner Music / Rhino Records #8122-79994-7

Percy Tyrone Sledge was an American R&B, soul, gospel, and traditional pop singer. He is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA. Having previously worked as a hospital orderly in the early 1960s, Sledge achieved his strongest success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a series of emotional soul songs. In later years, Sledge received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Dianne Reeves - Never Too Far (1989)

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Dianne Reeves - Never Too Far (1989)

Dianne Reeves - Never Too Far (1989)
Jazz, Soul, Vocal, Vocal Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 35:29 | 354,56 Mb
Label: EMI USA (USA) | Cat.# CDP-7-92401-2 | Released: 1989

"Never Too Far" is a studio album by American jazz singer Dianne Reeves issued in 1989 on EMI Records. The album peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and #14 on the US Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. "Never Too Far" was produced by George Duke. The album spent two weeks atop the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. "Never Too Far" was also recorded at Ocean Way Recording and Le Gonks West in Los Angeles, California. Singles "Never Too Far" and "Come In" reached #5 and #34 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs respectively.

VA - Saturday Night Fever. The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)

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VA - Saturday Night Fever. The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)

VA - Saturday Night Fever. The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Polydor, 825 389-2 | ~ 499 or 179 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Soundtrack / Disco

Every so often, a piece of music comes along that defines a moment in popular culture history: Johann Strauss' operetta Die Fledermaus did this in Vienna in the 1870s; Jerome Kern's Show Boat did it for Broadway musicals of the 1920s; and the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album served this purpose for the era of psychedelic music in the 1960s. Saturday Night Fever, although hardly as prodigious an artistic achievement as those precursors, was precisely that kind of musical phenomenon for the second half of the '70s – ironically, at the time before its release, the disco boom had seemingly run its course, primarily in Europe, and was confined mostly to black culture and the gay underground in America…