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Herbie Hancock - Lite Me Up (1982)

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Herbie Hancock - Lite Me Up (1982)

Herbie Hancock - Lite Me Up (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Columbia Sony Music Entertainment, 486573 2 | ~ 255 or 92 Mb | Scans(png) -> 36 Mb
Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

By 1978, Hancock had another identity as a dance/fusion attraction with the albums Feets Don't Fail Me Now and Sunlight. Lite Me Up is an even more concerted effort to fuse jazz with pop. Hancock handled all of the production chores on all but two of the eight tracks…

VA - Im Gonna Be A Wheel Some Day: Original Recordings From Manchesters Legendary Twisted Wheel Club (2017)

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VA - Im Gonna Be A Wheel Some Day: Original Recordings From Manchesters Legendary Twisted Wheel Club (2017)

VA - Im Gonna Be A Wheel Some Day: Original Recordings From Manchesters Legendary Twisted Wheel Club (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 59:54 | 140 Mb
Genre: Soul, RnB, Pop / Label: Jasmine Records

Sheffield had The Mojo, Nottingham had The Dungeon, Leicester had The Night Owl but it was the clubs in London and Manchester who were really influential. The Scene in London and its DJ, Guy Stevens, along with several other venues is one of the most historically important but its fame is arguably overshadowed by Manchester's Twisted Wheel and its hugely influential DJ, Roger Eagle to whom this CD is devoted. Here then are 24 tracks first played at one of Britain's greatest clubs featuring some of the greatest club records of all time from Fats Domino, Bobby Bland, Booker T & The MGs, John Lee Hooker, Little Milton and more.

David Ruffin - "David" Unreleased LP & More (2004)

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David Ruffin - "David" Unreleased LP & More (2004)

David Ruffin - "David" Unreleased LP & More (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Motown, Soul, Funk | Label: Hip-O Select/Motown | # B0002509-02 | Time: 01:16:02

David Unreleased LP & More includes the 12 tracks originally scheduled for release in 1971 as LP Motown 733, plus seven amazing bonus tracks from the album sessions and four mono single mixes. It's the great David Ruffin and Motown's Funk Bothers band, directed by several of the company's best producers including Smokey Robinson, Johnny Bristol, Henry Cosby, Clay McMurray and Ivy Jo Hunter. Ruffin, former lead singer of the Temptations, had started his solo career with a bang, as his 1969 album and single, My Whole World Ended, were smash hits. At age 28, entering his prime, he cut his third album while also recording duet tracks with his brother, Jimmy. David watched as the duet album, Jimmy's solo album and the solo debut from Eddie Kendricks, another former Temptations lead singer, were all released.

Johnnie Taylor - Taylored in Silk (1973) Expanded Remastered 2011

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Johnnie Taylor - Taylored in Silk (1973) Expanded Remastered 2011

Johnnie Taylor - Taylored in Silk (1973) Expanded Remastered 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Southern Soul | Label: Stax/Concord Music | # 0888072328754 | Time: 00:55:56

Taylored in Silk was Johnnie Taylor's [The Philosopher of Soul] best pure soul release; he was in peak form as a vocalist, and received superb productions, arrangements, compositions and musical backing from the Stax brain trust. The album includes the hits 'We're Getting Careless with Our Love' and 'Cheaper to Keep Her'. Newly remastered with 6 bonus cuts.

VA - Duomo Sounds Ltd: Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul (2017)

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VA - Duomo Sounds Ltd: Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul (2017)

VA - Duomo Sounds Ltd: Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 67:17 | 154 Mb
Genre: Funk, Soul, Folk, World, Country / Label: Odion Livingstone

Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint who cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the 80s! The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most numbers here are stripped-down and raw, really more in a clubbier take on the more famous Nigerian funk of a few years before! However, there's also a quality here that could easily cross over to the hipper clubs on the New York underground – as most of these guys are also using the same sort of small combo funk instrumentation of the best of the indie post-disco scene – which means that some tracks resonate with the work of labels like P&P, and others echo some of the more global currents that were showing up in New York funk during the period!

VA - Mastermix Issue 378 (2017)

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VA - Mastermix Issue 378 (2017)

VA - Mastermix Issue 378 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:27:20 | 337 Mb
Genre: Funk, Dancehall, Soul, Disco, New Wave, Synthpop / Label: Music Factory

10 exclusive individual mixes for DJ use only including Chart Mix, George Michael Hitmix pt.1, The Golden Years: Christmas Special – December 1984, Night Fever & We Love 90s!

Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)

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Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)

Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans ~ 122 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83573 | 00:54:31

Soulful singer and guitarist Tab Benoit has never made secret his devout allegiance to the Louisiana music tradition. With The Sea Saint Sessions, Benoit, ably assisted by several Crescent City stalwarts, takes his music back to the source, setting up shop at the famed hit factory to cook up a sonic gumbo that successfully recaptures the spontaneity of the classic Sea Saint sound. Benoit's guests conjure up some of the studio's old musical magic as "Big Chief" Monk Boudreaux infuses Mardi Gras Indian spirit into "Monk's Blues," Meter man George Porter Jr. funkifies "Making the Bend," and Cyrille Neville sings on his own "Plareen Man". But it is Benoit's distinctive guitar lines–somehow both supple and hard-edged–and the impeccable elasticity of his regular rhythm section that makes the music work. Most of the material is Benoit's own, although he pays tribute to Louisiana legend Guitar Slim with a take on the classic "Sufferin' Mind" and dips into the Howlin' Wolf songbook for a rendition of "Howlin' for My Darling".

VA - Best of Porretta Soul Festival: 30th Anniversary (2017)

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VA - Best of Porretta Soul Festival: 30th Anniversary (2017)

VA - Best of Porretta Soul Festival: 30th Anniversary (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 945 MB | Cover | 02:34:30
Funk, Soul, RnB, Pop | Label: Warner Music

Thirty years ago, Graziano Uliani, emiliano crazy in the soul of soul of the South of the United States and Otis Redding (he had just attended the celebrations of the twenty years of his death in Macon, Georgia) had a dream: to transmutate his Porretta Spas, tiny spa on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine, in a small local Memphis. Since then, on the stage of the festival he devised and launched in 1987, soul giants climb and worship names loved by fans, and this double CD by 103 Music Editions and Discography and Warner is like an exciting flashback over history Of an event that has just earned international fame and recognition, ending up to become a bastion of a historical genre that at home could be completely forgotten: in the two live recordings of the main protagonists of the recent editions of the show that someone has Defined as 'The Italian Woodstock Of Black American Music'.

Hamad Kalkaba - Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds 1974-1975 (2017)

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Hamad Kalkaba - Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds 1974-1975 (2017)

Hamad Kalkaba - Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds 1974-1975 (2017)
World, Africa | 27:35 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 143 MB
Label: Analog Africa

I remember the day clearly. I was searching for treasures in a record shop in Yaoundé, the Capital city of Cameroon, when suddenly I came across a 7-inch record with a picture of a young man wearing a traditional hat and bearing the marks of several imposing vertical scars on the side of his face, carved when he was just a boy as a reminder of his heritage in the Musgum tribe of the northern part of the country.

VA - In Belgium They Call It Popcorn! (2017)

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VA - In Belgium They Call It Popcorn! (2017)

VA - In Belgium They Call It Popcorn! (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:13:57 | 180 Mb
Genre: Pop, Funk, RnB / Label: Not Now Music

We all know popcorn as a sweet and salty confectionery made from maize that is sold in cinemas. But it also gave rise to an R&B instrumental, The Popcorn, written by James Brown in 1969. Around that time, a new form of party music developing in Belgium was named ‘Popcorn’ after the James Brown hits. Rather like Northern Soul in Wigan, it relied on disc jockeys, notably Gilbert Govaert, unearthing black soul singles from the early 1960s. Northern Soul favoured up-tempo tracks and Popcorn smoochier ones, which prompted a ‘slow swing’ dance. Enjoy this 2CD compilation including Timi Yuro, The Pentagons, Ben E. King and many more.

Ray Charles - The Spirit Of Christmas (1985)

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Ray Charles - The Spirit Of Christmas (1985)

Ray Charles - The Spirit Of Christmas (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Artwork included | 00:43:67
Holidays, Christmas Standarts, Vocal Jazz, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Columbia | # CK 40125

Recorded in 1985, The Spirit of Christmas finds Ray Charles performing a variety of holiday favorites with vocal assistance from the Raelettes and an appearance by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. The ten tracks mix standards and originals, including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and the ballad "That Spirit of Christmas," which was featured in the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. The Spirit of Christmas is perfect background music for any holiday celebration.

LaBelle ‎- The Anthology (2017)

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LaBelle ‎- The Anthology (2017)

LaBelle ‎- The Anthology (2017)
Electronic, Pop, Funk, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:33:02 | 354 MB
Label: SoulMusic Records

SoulMusic Records is very proud to present a first-of-it's kind anthology that includes key tracks from the pioneering group Labelle recorded between 1973-1976 for RCA and Epic; and solo recordings by Sarah Dash (1978-1981, for Kirshner); Nona Hendryx (1979 for Arista and 1983-1986 for RCA); and Patti LaBelle (1977-1980 for Epic Records). Among the 36 tracks are three tracks by Nona only released in Europe, single edits of charted hits by the group, Nona and Patti and key album cuts by Sarah, Patti and the trio.

VA - Ready Steady Go The Sixties (3CD, 2017)

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VA - Ready Steady Go The Sixties (3CD, 2017)

VA - Ready Steady Go The Sixties (3CD, 2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:52:59 | 394 Mb
Genre: Pop, Funk, Rock / Label: Union Square

Normally these 1960's compilations that are spread across 3 CD's are scraping the barrel by the time you get to CD3. Happily on this new 3 CD compilation there is no filler. The Small Faces and Itchcoo Park, The Monkees and Daydream Believer, The Animals with House of the Rising Sun and The Beach Boys with I Get Around are some of the delights you will hear on CD1.
Elsewhere The Move bring back memories with Flowers In The Rain, Stevie Wonder brings the Motown vibe with My Cherie Amour as does Marvin Gaye with How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You).

VA - Now Thats What I Call 60s (2017)

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VA - Now Thats What I Call 60s (2017)

VA - Now Thats What I Call 60s (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3:41:32 | 515 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Now Music

Now Music Presents Now Thats What I Call 60s album 74 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Ben E. King, Otis Redding, The Beach Boys, Del Shannon, Dionne Warwick, Roy Orbison and more.

Enchantment - Sunshine: Enchantment Anthology 1975-1984 (2017)

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Enchantment - Sunshine: Enchantment Anthology 1975-1984 (2017)

Enchantment - Sunshine: Enchantment Anthology 1975-1984 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 32 | 158:02 min | 362 Mb
Style: Pop, Soul, Funk, Oldies | Label: Cherry Red Records

Enchantment remain one of the most played R&B groups from the 1970’s on the R&B quiet storm format radio in the United States. SUNSHINE: THE ENCHANTMENT ANTHOLOGY (1975-1984) is the first ever 2CD collection of the group and includes all of their chart singles. Enchantment were formed in 1967 at Pershing High School in Detroit and secured their first recording contract two years later by winning first place in a talent contest sponsored by Detroit’s WCHB radio station. In 1970 Enchantment joined the renowned talent agency Artists International and developed their song and stage craft through the early seventies performing throughout the Detroit area. This period culminated in the group recording the soundtrack for the movie Deliver Us From Evil. A single from the soundtrack, ‘Call On Me’, was released on Polydor in 1975.