R&B

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

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (2018)

Boz Scaggs - Out Of The Blues (2018)

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 269 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | Netherlands | Cat#: 0888072052086 | Genre: Soul, Blues

Out of the Blues is the nineteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs. The album, a mixture of vintage classics and four original compositions by close friend Jack “Applejack” Walroth, is the last in a trilogy that began with 2013’s Memphis and continued with 2015’s A Fool to Care.Read More

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (2018) {WEB Hi-Res}

Boz Scaggs - Out Of The Blues (2018) {WEB Hi-Res}

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (2018) {WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Digital Booklet
Total Size: 808 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | Genre: Soul, Blues

Boz Scaggs considers Out of the Blues to be the final installment in a (primarily covers) trilogy that began with 2013’s Memphis and continued with 2015’s A Fool to Care, excellent outings that reflected Scaggs’ desire to reach back into the cradle of inspiration. This set looks back to his 1965 debut album Boz (a solo acoustic covers set released only in Sweden by Polydor) and 1997’s criminally overlooked Come on Home, a woolly, house-rocking collection of (mostly) vintage R&B and soul-blues covers, for its foundation.Read More

Earth, Wind & Fire – 3 SACD Albums (1975-2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire - 3 SACD Albums (1975-2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire – 3 SACD Albums (1975-2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
3x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 10.6 GB (ISO) + 6.99 GB (FLAC Mch) + 3.24 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Legacy / SME | USA / Japan | Genre: R&B, Funk

Gratitude (1975) – All ‘N All (1977) – That’s The Way Of The World: Alive In ’75 (2002)

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Stevie Wonder – 5 Japanese SHM-SACD Albums (1972-1980) {2011, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Stevie Wonder - 5 Japanese SHM-SACD Albums (1972-1980) {2011, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Stevie Wonder – 5 Japanese SHM-SACD Albums (1972-1980) {2011, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
5x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 11.3 GB (ISO) + 5.29 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Genre: R&B

Talking Book (1972) – Innervisions (1973)
Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974)
Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) – Hotter Than July (1980)

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Ray Charles – Ray Charles At The Olympia (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - Ray Charles At The Olympia (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – Ray Charles At The Olympia (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Multichannel Only
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.73 GB (ISO) + 3.82 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: XIII BIS Records | EU | Cat#: 640546 2 | Genre: R&B, Soul

Exclusive live release recorded on the late legend’s 70th birthday in 2000, his first appearance at the Olympia in 40 years, performing on this mythical stage with his trio. 13 tracks in all including ‘Just the Way You Look Tonight’, ‘Route 66’, ‘Song for You’, ‘Hallelujah I Love Her So’, ‘Georgia on My Mind’, ‘I’ve Got a Woman’, ‘Almost Like Being in Love Again’, ‘It Had to Be You’ and more. XIII Bis. 2004.Read More

Ray Charles – Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {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: 1.66 GB (ISO) + 771 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA| Cat#: CAPP 500 SA | Genre: R&B

This classic 1964 recording by Ray Charles includes 12 vintage tracks performed to perfection. His voice is in great shape, and the recording by Wally Heider is a marvel for its day; all the instruments are placed nicely with Charles’ voice out front where it belongs. There’s a slinky version of “Hallelujah I Love Her So,” the musicians creating nice little changes behind Charles’ soulful nuances.Read More

Al Jarreau – All I Got (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Al Jarreau - All I Got (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Al Jarreau – All I Got (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3,20 GB (ISO) + 2.71 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.97 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GRP | EU | Cat#: 065 082-2 | Genre: Soul-Jazz, R&B

Al Jarreau hits you with all he’s got on his second release for the GRP/Verve recording label. The 11-song program, appropriately titled All I Got, features Jarreau’s imaginative vocal stylings, lots of innovative urban sensibilities, and top-tier performances from a stellar band that includes his longtime musical director, Freddie Ravel, and a duet with guest star Joe Cocker. Read More