R&B

Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.35 GB (ISO) + 1.35 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ABKCO | EU | Cat#: 9807446 | Genre: Soul

Some 46 years after his first pop hit, and 39 years after his death, comes only the second attempt at a comprehensive Sam Cooke collection. Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 eclipses RCA’s early-’80s The Man and His Music, going it better in running time but losing some important recordings — “That’s Heaven to Me” and “Soothe Me,” arguably one of Cooke’s most important songs — in the process of summing up his career.Read More

Sam Cooke – Keep Movin’ On (2001) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Keep Movin' On (2001) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Keep Movin’ On (2001) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.53 GB (ISO) + 1.15 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ABKCO | EU | Cat#: 0602498077061 | Genre: Soul

This 23-song rarities compilation stands in Sam Cooke’s output roughly where the four posthumous LPs released by Otis Redding stand in his catalog, with the major difference that Cooke’s work included far fewer leftovers and sides that were justified simply by being available — he seemed to throw a special effort into almost everything that ever recorded, and that goes double for this disc’s content, which encompasses the final year of his recording career.Read More

Sam Cooke – Tribute To The Lady (1959) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Tribute To The Lady (1959) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Tribute To The Lady (1959) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.12 GB (ISO) + 563 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ABKCO | EU | Cat#: 0602498074459 | Genre: R&B

Tribute to the Lady is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released in 1959. It was recorded in tribute to jazz vocalist Billie Holiday, who died later that year. The backing band is the René Hall Orchestra.Read More

Sam Cooke – Ain’t That Good News (1964) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Ain't That Good News (1964) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Ain’t That Good News (1964) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.35 GB (ISO) + 625 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ABKCO | EU | Cat#: 0602498077078 | Genre: Soul

The last of his studio albums released in his lifetime, Sam Cooke’s Ain’t That Good News offers a lot of superb material, pointing in several directions that, alas, were to go largely unexplored. The central number is, of course, the earth-shattering “A Change Is Gonna Come,” with its soaring gospel sound and the most elaborate production of any song in Cooke’s output.Read More

Otis Redding – Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) {2016, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) {2016, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Otis Redding – Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) {2016, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.35 GB (ISO) + 631 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 095 SA | Genre: R&B, Soul

Otis Redding’s third album, and his first fully realized album, presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear, and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding’s versions of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December, and all three are worth owning and hearing.Read More

Diana Ross – All The Great Hits (1981) {2018, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Ross - All The Great Hits (1981) {2018, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Ross – All The Great Hits (1981) {2018, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.70 GB (ISO) + 1.30 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Motown | Japan | Cat#: 5384122 | Genre: R&B, Adult Contemporary

Diana Ross is certainly a diva of goddess-like proportions. Whether joined by the Supremes, or out on her own, her voice is unmistakable and powerful, plus she possesses the uncanny ability to take songs penned by others and make them very much her own — to imbibe them with her very soul.Read More

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 895 MB (Hi-Res) + 314 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan on JVC | Cat#: MFSL 1-011 | Genre: Jazz Funk
Half-speed Mastered

All of a sudden, George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track. Most of Breezin’ is a softer-focused variation of Benson’s R&B/jazz-flavored CTI work, his guitar as assured and fluid as ever with Claus Ogerman providing the suave orchestral backdrops and his crack then-working band (including Ronnie Foster on keyboards and sparkplug Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar) pumping up the funk element.Read More

Quincy Jones – Ultimate Collection (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Quincy Jones - Ultimate Collection (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Quincy Jones – Ultimate Collection (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.04 GB (ISO) + 1.36 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Hip-O Records | USA | Cat#: 314 583 565-2 | Genre: Jazz, R&B

In 1974, Quincy Jones, who already had a wide range of musical credits behind him, opted to enter the R&B mainstream by hiring vocalists and overseeing recordings in a commercial vein released under his name. The first of them was Body Heat, which went gold, and Jones followed with a series of records including 1981’s million-selling The Dude and the 1990 Album of the Year Grammy-winner Back on the Block.Read More

The Hues Corporation – Rockin’ Soul & Love Corporation (2018) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Hues Corporation - Rockin' Soul & Love Corporation (2018) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Hues Corporation – Rockin’ Soul & Love Corporation (2018) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel (4.0 Quad)
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.05 GB (ISO) + 2.47 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.31 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | Austria | Cat#: CDSML 8539 | Genre: Disco, Soul

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Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! (1960) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back! (1960) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! (1960) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.30 GB (ISO) + 614 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 2231 SA | Genre: R&B, Rockabilly

Although they have common recording origins, two of the three singles, “It’s Now or Never” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” were very quirky by the standards of Elvis songs at the time — the former inspired by Elvis’s admiration for Tony Martin’s 1949 hit “There’s No Tomorrow,” while the latter was recorded at the request of Col. Parker as a favor to his wife. They add to the diversity of sounds on this record, which shows a mature Elvis Presley.Read More

Phil Spector – Phil Spector Presents: The Philles Album Collection (2011) {7CDs Box Set}

Phil Spector - Phil Spector Presents: The Philles Album Collection (2011) {7CDs Box Set}

Phil Spector – Phil Spector Presents: The Philles Album Collection (2011) {7CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 7xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 998 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Philles Records | EU | Cat#: 88697 92782 2 | Genre: Pop, R&B

7 CD box pressing. Limited edition seven CD box set that brings together six pivotal albums from Phil Spector’s groundbreaking Philles Records label. Each remastered mono album is presented in its entirety for the first time on CD. Packaged in mini-vinyl replica sleeves and housed in a deluxe box, these classic ’60s albums showcase the labels legendary sound. The Philles Album Collection also includes a bonus disc of B-sides, many available on CD for the very first time and featuring material not issued since originally released on 45.Read More