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Russ Taff - Walls Of Glass (1983) [1987, Reissue]

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Russ Taff - Walls Of Glass (1983) [1987, Reissue]

Russ Taff - Walls Of Glass (1983) [1987, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, AOR, Contemporary Christian | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 42:03 | 410,67 Mb
Label: Myrrh Records (USA) | Cat.# 7016706613 | Released: 1987 (1983)

Russell Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, and rhythm and blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for the Imperials (1976-1981). One of his best-known performances is the song "Praise the Lord". He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts. As a solo artist and songwriter, Taff is known for the 1980s anthem "We Will Stand".

Melba Moore - Burn (1979) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Melba Moore - Burn (1979) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Melba Moore - Burn (1979) [2012, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 53:24 | 498,38 Mb
Label: Epic/Funky Town Grooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-300 | Released: 2012-06-27 (1979-09-21)

"Burn" is the 9th studio album by singer Melba Moore, released September 21, 1979 via Epic Records. Richard Avedon's striking black and white front cover shot of an elegant and assured Melba Moore showing more then she ever had seemed to say it all. With release of "Burn", the Tony award winning actress and singer was revealing an altogether more outgoing and sensual dimension of her persona.

Deniece Williams - My Melody (1981) [1986, 1st CD Issue]

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Deniece Williams - My Melody (1981) [1986, 1st CD Issue]

Deniece Williams - My Melody (1981) [1986, 1st CD Issue]
R&B, Soul, Smooth Soul, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:10 | 263,03 Mb
Label: American Recording Company (ARC)/Columbia (USA) | Cat.# CK 37048 | Released: 1986 (1981-03-13)

"My Melody" is the 5th studio album by American singer Deniece Williams, released in March 1981 by ARC/Columbia Records. The album reached #13 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart. "My Melody" has been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

VA - Cafe del Mar: Dreams - Volume 1-5 (2000-2012) [6CD] Re-Up

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VA - Cafe del Mar: Dreams - Volume 1-5 (2000-2012) [6CD] Re-Up

VA - Café del Mar: Dreams - Volume 1-5 (2000-2012) [6CD]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.3 Gb | Complete Scans
Lounge, Ambient, Chillout, Acid Jazz | Label: Cafe Del Mar Music | Time: 07:02:38

The Café del Mar is perhaps most known around the world for its chill-out music compilations. The songs are described as balearic ambient, easy listening music. The collections of the music played at the café were first sold on cassette at the end of the 1980s. In 1994, the first official “Café del Mar” CD was released, which included works by world-renowned artists. Following the great success of the first release, a total of 18 volumes of the main compilation series have been published.

Michael Bolotin - Michael Bolotin (1975) & Every Day Of My Life (1976) [1999, Reissue]

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Michael Bolotin - Michael Bolotin (1975) & Every Day Of My Life (1976) [1999, Reissue]

Michael Bolotin - Michael Bolotin (1975) & Every Day Of My Life (1976) [1999, Reissue]
Rock, Pop/Rock, Classic Rock, AC | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:17:34 | 550,73 Mb
Label: Collectables Records Corp. (USA) | Released: 1999-08-23 (1975/1976)

Collectables' Michael Bolotin / Every Day of My Life contains Michael Bolton's first two albums on one CD. During this time, Bolton was going by his given name, Bolotin, and was trying to be a hard-rocker. He may have had the voice for it - his raspy wail does sound better with louder guitars than with soft-rock synthesizers - but these records don't really work, since the material is very, very uneven (the originals are weak; the covers are good, but ill-suited for this hard rock) and the arena-rock wannabe production dates both albums badly, making them only of interest for completists. Those completists, however, should be happy with Collectables' release, even if it does omit "If I Had Your Love" from Every Day of My Life, since the disc has good sound and decent packaging.

Alessi - Alessi (1976) [2011, Japanese Paper Sleeve Mini-LP SHM-CD]

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Alessi - Alessi (1976) [2011, Japanese Paper Sleeve Mini-LP SHM-CD]

Alessi - Alessi (1976) [2011, Japanese Paper Sleeve Mini-LP SHM-CD]
Rock, Pop Rock, Jazz-Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Partial Scans (JPEG) | 35:24 | 220,23 Mb
Label: A&M Records/Universal Music (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-75082 | Released: 2011-07-27 (1976)

The Alessi Brothers is an American pop rock singer-songwriter duo, best known for their 1984 hit "Savin' the Day" and also their 1977 hit "Oh Lori". The duo are identical twin brothers, Bill (Billy) Alessi and Bob (Bobby) Alessi (born 12 July 1953, West Hempstead, New York).

Millie Jackson - It Hurts So Good (1973) [2006, Remastered with 7 Bonus Tracks]

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Millie Jackson - It Hurts So Good (1973) [2006, Remastered with 7 Bonus Tracks]

Millie Jackson - It Hurts So Good (1973) [2006, Remastered with 7 Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Southern Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 59:39 | 383,75 Mb
Label: Southbound/Ace Records Ltd. (EU) | Cat.# CDSEWM 219 | Released: 2006-10-09 (1973)

Before hitting her stride with 1974's "Caught Up", Millie Jackson delivered this tasty disc of uptown Southern soul. Both Stax raw and Philly International slick, It Hurts So Good percolates with smoky horns, snaking guitar lines, electric piano, strings, and bluesy funk grooves. In addition to her usually provocative take on relationships (both in the home and at the dark end of the street), Jackson - via Curtis Mayfield - delivers the affecting ghetto laments "I Cry," "Hypocrisy," and "Two-Faced World." And while some of the charts are a bit lacking, Jackson is solid throughout, especially on slow-burners like "Good to the Very Last Drop." A fine early offering from the diva of salacious sass.

Judy Collins - Judith (1975) [2009, Remastered Reissue] {HDCD}

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Judy Collins - Judith (1975) [2009, Remastered Reissue] {HDCD}

Judy Collins - Judith (1975) [2009, Remastered Reissue] {HDCD}
Pop/Rock, Folk, Singer-Songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 44:46 | 325,29 Mb
Label: Elektra/Asylum Records (USA) | Cat.# 111-2 | Released: 1999-12-23 (1975)

"Judith" is American singer and songwriter Judy Collins' 12th studio album, released in 1975 by Elektra Records. It peaked at #17 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, and is her best-selling studio album to date, achieving Platinum status in the mid 1990s. Collins received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for her cover of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns". Sondheim won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year that same year, based on the popularity of Collins' performance of the song on this album. The single peaked at #36 on Billboard's Pop singles chart in 1975, and then reentered the chart in 1977, reaching #19; it spent a total of 27 non-consecutive weeks on this chart.

Marcus Johnson - The Phoenix (2007)

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Marcus Johnson - The Phoenix (2007)

Marcus Johnson - The Phoenix (2007)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, R&B | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 48:22 | 311,11 Mb
Label: Three Keys Music (USA) | Cat.# THK-CD-145 | Released: 2007-07-17

"The Phoenix" is Marcus Johnson's 10th recording and features 11 brand new songs from both new and established songwriters. The keyboardist/composer/producer offers a solid and balanced set filled with urban grooves, contemporary jazz, R&B and hip-hop with a little help from friends saxophonist Phillip Martin, vocalist Frank McComb and guitarist Stanley Cooper, among others. Johnson has developed a real talent for smooth jazz as well as having a hand in getting inside the groove and soul of his R&B cohort Raheem DeVaughn's smash hit titled "Believe." Johnson's collage of wide-ranged and interesting material is capped off with the radio hit "The Road to Los Suenos," a real smooth burner with vocals by Nikki Gonzalez that should have the club scene happening with its thumping evocation of R&B and ebullient rhythms.

Donny Hathaway - Live (1972) [2013, Japan]

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Donny Hathaway - Live (1972) [2013, Japan]

Donny Hathaway - Live (1972) [2013, Japan]
R&B, Soul, Chicago Soul, Live | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 52:38 | 380,04 Mb
Label: ATCO/Rhino/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-27657 | Released: 2013-04-24 (1972)

"Live" is a 1972 live album by American soul artist Donny Hathaway. It was recorded at two concerts: side one at The Troubadour in Hollywood, and side two at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. The album features some traditional soul anthems, such as Marvin Gaye's 1971 hit "What's Going On", but also Carole King's pop standard "You've Got a Friend". There are two notable solos on the album, one on the track "The Ghetto" by Hathaway on electric piano and another by Willie Weeks on bass on the track "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", taken from the performances recorded at The Troubadour and at The Bitter End accordingly.

Johnny Gill - Game Changer (2014)

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Johnny Gill - Game Changer (2014)

Johnny Gill - Game Changer (2014)
R&B, Soul, Contemporary R&B | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 47:42 | 398,18 Mb
Label: J Skillz Records (USA) | Cat.# 1790021638 | Released: 2014-12-09

"Game Changer" is the 7th studio album by American contemporary R&B recording artist Johnny Gill, released December 9, 2014, by Gill's own label J Skillz Entertainment in conjunction with Caroline Records. The album's release was preceded by the lead single "Behind Closed Doors"; and it debuted at #56 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on the Billboard R&B chart.

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970) [2000, Remastered with 9 Bonus Tracks]

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Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970) [2000, Remastered with 9 Bonus Tracks]

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970) [2000, Remastered with 9 Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Chicago Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:17:53 | 518,72 Mb
Label: Curtom/Rhino Records (USA) | Cat.# R2 79932 | Released: 2000-04-15 (1970)

"Curtis" is the debut album by American soul musician Curtis Mayfield, released in September 1970. Produced by Mayfield, it was released on his own label Curtom Records. The musical styles of Curtis moved further away from the pop-soul sounds of Mayfield's previous group The Impressions and featured more of a funk and psychedelic-influenced sound. The album's subject matter incorporates political and social concerns of the time. "Curtis" sold well at the time charting at #1 on the Billboard Black albums (for five nonconsecutive weeks) and #19 on the Billboard Pop albums charts. Only the single "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" charted in the United States; however, an edited version of "Move On Up" would spend 10 weeks in the top 50 of the UK Singles Chart.

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [1993, Reissue]

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Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [1993, Reissue]

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [1993, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Memphis Soul | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 45:35 | 372,43 Mb
Label: Stax/Fantasy, Inc. (USA) | Cat.# SCD-4114-2 | Released: 1993-01-19 (1969)

"Hot Buttered Soul" is the 2nd studio album by American soul musician Isaac Hayes. Released in 1969, it is recognized as a landmark in soul music. Recorded with The Bar-Kays, the album features four lengthy tracks; bolstered by the Burt Bacharach/Hal David cover "Walk On By" and an almost 19-minute long version of Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", both songs were edited significantly and released as a double A-side single in July 1969. The album peaked at #1 on the top R&B chart, and at #8 on the Billboard 200.

Jean Carn - Happy To Be With You (1978) [1994, Remastered Reissue]

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Jean Carn - Happy To Be With You (1978) [1994, Remastered Reissue]

Jean Carn - Happy To Be With You (1978) [1994, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Philly Soul, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 35:11 | 232,95 Mb
Label: Philadelphia International Records/The Right Stuff (USA) | Cat.# T2-28993 | Released: 1994 (1978)

The transformation of Jean Carn from jazz vocalist to mainstream artist continues on her second Philadelphia International LP, originally released in 1978. She does an interesting remake of hubby Doug Carn's "Revelation/Infant Eyes." The most successful track, "Don't Let It Go to Your Head," missed the R&B Top 20 by more than 30 rungs, despite its enormous charm. "There's a Shortage of Good Men" and "You Can't Come Back Now" are dancefloor fillers, while the ballads are beauties, especially "Together Once Again" and Jean's classy rendition of Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life."

Seljan Nasibli, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine & Yalchin Adigozalov - Femmes fatales: Soprano Heroines from the Orient

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Seljan Nasibli, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine & Yalchin Adigozalov - Femmes fatales: Soprano Heroines from the Orient

Seljan Nasibli, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine & Yalchin Adigozalov - Femmes fatales: Soprano Heroines from the Orient (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 302 MB | Tracks: 12 | 65:18 min
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

Composers of every era have drawn on the strengths, sorrows and joys of women for operas and vocal works, inspiring some of their most powerful music. From the heartbreaking tragedy of Samuel Barber’s Andromache’s Farewell to the magical storytelling of Shéhérazade and the Fairy-Tale Princess, acclaimed soprano Seljan Nasibli takes us on a timeless journey through female musical ancestors whose courage is as relevant in today’s society as it has ever been.