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VA - Holland-Dozier-Holland: The Complete 45's Collection (2014)

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VA - Holland-Dozier-Holland: The Complete 45's Collection (2014)

VA - Holland-Dozier-Holland: The Complete 45's Collection (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 5.36 GB | No Scans
Genre: R&B/Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Harmless Records | Catalog Number: HURTBOX006

2014 marks the 45th Anniversary of the launch of the Invictus, Hot Wax and Music Merchant labels – the trio of labels that Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland launched following their acrimonious split from Berry Gordy’s Motown Empire. Since the 45rpm record was the fulcrum of the new operation, we thought this would be the perfect excuse to celebrate the 45th anniversary by pulling together every single 45 release from the discography of Invictus, Hot Wax and Music Merchant - both A and B sides. That’s 96 x Invictus 45s, 44 x Hot Wax 45s and 17 x Music Merchant 45s – 157 singles and 269 original recordings total.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified (2003)

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified (2003)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 282 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records, Dare Records | # 48472-2 | Time: 00:47:47
Blues-Rock, Funk, Electric Blues, Jam Bands, Pedal Steel Guitar

The second full-length from sacred steel genius Robert Randolph & the Family Band delivers, from the studio, the same promise, grit, grease, and sweat that Live at the Wetlands did. Randolph pulls out the stops in the studio, using his own band, without any of the hotshot guest stars who he's appeared with in the last two years. Unclassified features a road-tested, studio-savvy band using all of its collected gifts with producer Jim Scott to make a record that is as much about soul, funk, hard rock, folk, and jam band intensity as it is about the gospel music that first inspired the unit.

Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)

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Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)

Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 361 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans ~ 59 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Blues, Rock | Warner Bros. Records #550131-2

The original line on Gary Clark, Jr. was that the young Texas guitarist was supposed to be the future of the blues, having been mentored by Jimmie Vaughan and Eric Clapton, but as his star rises, Clark has made it increasingly clear that his creative ambitions run a lot deeper than being the next hotshot guitar slinger. On his major-label debut, 2012's Blak and Blu, Clark demonstrated he isn't interested in following the path of blues traditionalists, and while there's plenty of great guitar work on 2015's The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, this is by no means a conventional blues album. Rather, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim is a thoughtful and passionate amalgam of African-American music past and present, and the blues is one of many crucial ingredients in the formula along with R&B, soul, rock & roll, funk, gospel, and hip-hop (the cyclical drum and guitar patterns that dominate many tracks demonstrate in themselves that the aural dividing line between blues and hip-hop isn't as wide as some like to imagine).

Elain Thomas - About That Life: Healing and Restoration, Volume 1 (2019)

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Elain Thomas - About That Life: Healing and Restoration, Volume 1 (2019)

Elain Thomas - About That Life: Healing and Restoration, Volume 1 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 175 MB | Tracks: 8 | 27:52 min
Style: Gospel, Soul, Jazz | Label: Krishoixn Ebonez

Psalmist Elain Thomas has built a solid career in gospel music with an undeniable talent and a true passion for the gospel of Christ through song. With the support of Elain’s musically inclined family and the grace of God, doors began to open with her music ministry. In 1997, Elain joined the Nashville Super Choir with Ambassador Bobby Jones.

Elvis Presley - Brilliant Elvis: The Collections (2013) [8CD Box Set] Re-up

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Elvis Presley - Brilliant Elvis: The Collections (2013) [8CD Box Set] Re-up

Elvis Presley - Brilliant Elvis: The Collections (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | ~ 1949 or 918 Mb | Scans(png) -> 742 Mb | Box Art -> 70 Mb
Cath Clothes Records / Redeye Music Distribution, CR201305
Rock & Roll / Country / Ballad / Gospel / Soundtrack

Elvis Presley, the greatest artist of all time. This boxset features the best of Elvis Presley in 5 genres. This themed collection box set features the best Rock and Roll, Movie, Country, Love & Gospel songs…

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Verve | # B0006009-02 | Time: 00:35:56

If this is blues, it's blues in the Billie Holiday sense, not the Muddy Waters one. This is one of Nina Simone's more subdued mid-'60s LPs, putting the emphasis on her piano rather than band arrangements. It's rather slanted toward torch-blues ballads like "Strange Fruit," "Trouble in Mind," Billie Holiday's own composition "Tell Me More and More and Then Some," and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." Simone's then-husband, Andy Stroud, wrote "Be My Husband," an effective adaptation of a traditional blues chant. By far the most impressive track is her frantic ten-minute rendition of the traditional "Sinnerman," an explosive tour de force that dwarfs everything else on the album.

Amy Grant - Heart In Motion (1991) [Re-Up]

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Amy Grant - Heart In Motion (1991) [Re-Up]

Amy Grant - Heart In Motion (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Adult Contemporary Pop, CCM, Gospel, Pop/Rock | Label: A&M | # 7502-15321-2 | 00:44:17

In the late '70s and early 80s, Amy Grant enjoyed little exposure outside of Christian circles. But that started to change in the mid-'80s, when A&M promoted her aggressively in the secular market. And in the '90s, secular audiences accounted for the vast majority of her sales. Christians were hardly the only ones buying Heart In Motion, one of Grant's biggest sellers. Even though she wasn't beating listeners over the head with her beliefs, Grant's wholesome, girl-next-door image was a big part of the appeal of perky pop-rock offerings like "Every Heartbeat," "Galileo" and the major hit "Baby Baby." And it's certainly a key element of another huge single from the album, the idealistic ballad "That's What Love Is For." Grant was a major star, and best of all, she wasn't acting like one.

Hans Theessink - Lifeline (1998)

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Hans Theessink - Lifeline (1998)

Hans Theessink - Lifeline (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 317 Mb | 01:00:08
Blues, Roots, Folk Blues, Country Blues | Label: Blue Groove | # BG-9020

From the opening bars of Soul on Fire you could be forgiven for thinking you were listening to a new Ry Cooder album at last but you would be wrong by a windmill or two. Influenced by the likes of Leadbelly and Big Bill Broonzy, Dutch guitarist Hans Theessink (pronounced "tay-sink") successfully moves across musical borders with ease on his 15th album. Lifeline is just the right mixture of deftly played acoustic blues, gospel and soul channelled into a union that highlights the diversity and durability of roots music at it's best with guests like Charles Brown and The Holmes Brothers. There are 11 excellent original tracks to soak up, as well as covers of Rev Gary Davis, Blind Willie Johnson, and the Neville Brothers. A rare treat!

Gloria Gaynor - Testimony (2019)

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Gloria Gaynor - Testimony (2019)

Gloria Gaynor - Testimony (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 Mb | 00:39:34
R'n'B, Gospel, Female Vocal | Label: Gaither Music Group

GRAMMY® winner and global music icon Gloria Gaynor partnered with GRAMMY®-winning producer Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa) to create a roots gospel collection that relies on Gaynor's songwriting, a couple of hymns and a stunning interpretation of Dylan's 'Man of Peace.' Special guests include Yolanda Adams, Jason Crabb, Mike Farris and Bart Millard, as well as a 'who's who' of studio musicians. A gospel album has always been part of Gaynor's musical vision, and Testimony proves to be worth the wait.

Leo Bud Welch - The Angels In Heaven Done Signed My Name (2019)

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Leo Bud Welch - The Angels In Heaven Done Signed My Name (2019)

Leo Bud Welch - The Angels In Heaven Done Signed My Name (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:26:14 | 167 Mb
Delta Blues, Gospel Blues | Label: Easy Eye Sound

While it wasn't unexpected given his advanced age and health, the death of gospel bluesman Leo "Bud" Welch in 2017 felt altogether too soon. The Delta bluesman from Sabougla, Mississippi had been performing for most of his life. He gigged in juke joints, opened for touring artists such as B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, and John Lee Hooker, and played in church, but he didn't release an album until he was 81. 2014's Sabougla Voices was a "Sunday morning" gospel-blues album of songs he'd learned, written, or improvised on the spot. He followed it a year later with his "Saturday night sinner's record," I Don’t Prefer No Blues, and toured the globe. In 2018, he was the subject of the documentary film, Late Blossom Blues: The Journey of Leo "Bud" Welch. Welch cut The Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name in Nashville with producer Dan Auerbach and his band the Arcs (that included the late Richard Swift), at his Easy Eye Sound label and studio in Nashville in 2015.

VA - God Don't Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (2016)

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VA - God Don't Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (2016)

VA - God Don't Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 163 Mb
Blues, Gospel, Slide Guitar Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4968 | Time: 00:41:55

A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. From Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s reverent reading of Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning to Lucinda Williams’ slide guitar-fueled lament in Nobody’s Fault But Mine, from Luther Dickinson’s spirited take on Bye And Bye I’m Going To See The King (with The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band) to Tom Waits’ virtual embodiment of Johnson himself on The Soul Of A Man and John The Revelator, this record is packed with incomparable recordings that speak as much to the greatness of the performers as they do the enduring legacy of Blind Willie Johnson. Featuring Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Cowboy Junkies, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Sinéad O'Connor, Luther Dickinson, Maria McKee and Rickie Lee Jones.

Carmel - The Drum Is Everything (1984)

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Carmel - The Drum Is Everything (1984)

Carmel - The Drum Is Everything (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Soul-Jazz, Neo-Soul, R&B, Acid Jazz | Label: Metronome | # 820 221-2 | Time: 00:40:14

Terrific 80's Jazz-Soul relic. An obscure gem of the first order from the days BEFORE the neo-soul/Acid Jazz movement. Many would say Carmel helped kick start the groovy fun with their throw-back hipster bop and swing style. This 10 track album features the hit "More, More, More" and, well, Stormy Weather and the insanely primal slink of the title track! Produced by Mike Thorn. This collect deserves to be on anyone's top 10 list of the best long players to come out of England in the 80's.

Roberta Flack - Chapter Two (1970)

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Roberta Flack - Chapter Two (1970)

Roberta Flack - Chapter Two (1970)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Soul, R&B, Vocal Jazz | Label: Atlantic | # 1569-2 | Time: 00:38:23

A great album and the release that made Roberta Flack a major soul and R&B artist in the early '70s. She had a soft, compelling, alluring voice, and was able to convincingly switch gears and also convey anger, regret, hurt, or despair. Those who thought Flack was a one-hit wonder, or didn't think she could make the transition from doing mostly jazz to other styles, were convinced otherwise.

Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 489 Mb | Scans Included
Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, R&B | Label: Sony | # 88697569232 | Time: 03:30:06

2009 UK 5-CD album set comprised of the best selling and critically acclaimed album releases 'Nuff Said', 'To Love Somebody', 'Black Gold', 'It Is Finished' and 'Nina Simone And Piano!', each album is housed in a mini LP-style card picture sleeve with the complete set presented in a card slipcase.

Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004) [Re-Up]

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Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004) [Re-Up]

Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Label: Honest Jon's/Capitol | # HJRCD 6, 7243 594 4432 5 | Time: 00:48:26
Soul, Southern Soul, Gospel

Finally! For far too long, mega-talent soul singer Candi Staton had been lacking a comprehensive collection of her prime Southern R&B material from her glory years, 1969-1973. While it's true that Staton's chart success continued in the disco era with "Young Hearts Run Free," from 1975, that music is in a different universe from her Muscle Shoals period, when she recorded for Fame and other labels. This compilation contains 26 tracks form those hallowed years, when Staton's deep soul tomes rang up no less than 12 consecutive Billboard R&B hits, a pair of Grammy nominations, and a gold album. Like Aretha Franklin, Linda Jones, and Otis Redding, Staton's voice is the sound of emotion being ripped from the human heart and offered, bleeding and broken, pleading and yearning, to the listener. Highly recommended.