R&B

Kool & The Gang – Gold (2005) {2008, Japanese SHM-CD}

Kool & The Gang - Gold (2005) {2008, Japanese SHM-CD}

Kool & The Gang – Gold (2005) {2008, Japanese SHM-CD}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 971 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UICY-91044/5 | Genre: R&B, Funk, Disco

Believe it or not, Gold is the first compilation with U.S. distribution to provide a fair and rather thorough glance at Kool & the Gang’s career from 1969 through 1987. Dozens upon dozens of other sets either focus on one of the group’s distinct eras or attempt clumsily to appease those who want “Jungle Boogie” and “Joanna” in one spot.Read More

Joe Cocker – Joe Cocker! (1969) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker! (1969) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Joe Cocker – Joe Cocker! (1969) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 216 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.43 GB (SACD-ISO) + 687 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 249 | Genre: Blues Rock, Soul

Joe Cocker’s first three A&M albums form the bedrock of a career that spans over three decades. While Cocker certainly wasn’t always in top form during this stretch — thanks to alcohol problems and questionable comeback moves in the ’80s and ’90s — his early records did inform the classic pub rock sound later credited to proto-punk figures like Graham Parker and Brinsley Schwarz. Read More

Earth, Wind & Fire – Discography (1971 – 2013)

Earth, Wind & Fire - Discography (1971 - 2013)

Earth, Wind & Fire – Discography (1971 – 2013)
EAC Rip | 57xCD | FLAC Tracks/Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 24.8 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SET
Label: Various | Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk

Earth, Wind & Fire were one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the ’70s. Conceived by drummer, bandleader, songwriter, kalimba player, and occasional vocalist Maurice White, EWF’s all-encompassing musical vision used funk as its foundation, but also incorporated jazz, smooth soul, gospel, pop, rock & roll, psychedelia, blues, folk, African music, and, later on, disco.Read More

Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 320 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.03 GB (SACD-ISO) + 989 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2016 | Genre: R&B

Earth, Wind & Fire has delivered more than its share of excellent albums, but if a person could own only one EWF release, the logical choice would be That’s the Way of the World, which was the band’s best album as well as its best-selling.Read More

Earth, Wind & Fire – 2 Albums (1973-1974) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire - 2 Albums (1973-1974) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire – 2 Albums (1973-1974) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks/Image + Cue+ Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | 2xSACD | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 602 MB (CD-Layer) + 5.85 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.89 GB (SACD FLAC Multichannel) + 2.09 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo)
3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Genre: R&B
 
Head to the Sky (1973) & Open Our Eyes (1974)

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Bill Withers – Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits (1981) {2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bill Withers - Bill Withers' Greatest Hits (1981) {2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bill Withers – Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits (1981) {2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Track + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 205 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.48 GB (SACD-ISO) + 704 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2155 | Genre: R&B

Bill Withers created mellow, downhome-style soul for barely more than a decade before retreating from the industry to pursue craftsman interests. Yet over the course of the handful of albums he made for Sussex and CBS, the Appalachian native struck lasting emotional chords in legends ranging from Booker T. Jones to Stephen Stills – not to mention the millions of listeners that fell under the spell of now-standard tracks such as “Lean on Me,” “Use Me,” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Read More

Bill Withers – Live at Carnegie Hall (1973) {2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bill Withers - Live at Carnegie Hall (1973) {2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bill Withers – Live at Carnegie Hall (1973) {2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 469 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.20 GB (SACD-ISO) + 1.51 GB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2156 | Genre: R&B

A wonderful live album that capitalizes on Withers’ trademark melancholy soul sound while expanding the music to fit the room granted by a live show. Lovely versions of “Grandma’s Hands” and “Lean on Me” are balanced by heartfelt downbeat numbers like “Better Off Dead” and “I Can’t Write Left-Handed,” the latter being an anti-war song with a chilling message. Read More

Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs (1969) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs (1969) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs (1969) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 291 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.80 GB (SACD ISO) + 882 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 168 | Genre: Pop Rock, R&B

Departing from the Steve Miller Band after a two-album stint, Boz Scaggs found himself on his own but not without support. Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, his friend, helped him sign with Atlantic Records and the label had him set up shop in Muscle Shoals, recording his debut album with that legendary set of studio musicians, known for their down-and-dirty backing work for Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, among many other Southern soul legends.Read More

Patti LaBelle – Lady Marmalade: The Best Of Patti & LaBelle (1995)

Patti LaBelle - Lady Marmalade: The Best Of Patti & LaBelle (1995)

Patti LaBelle – Lady Marmalade: The Best Of Patti & LaBelle (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 540 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy/Epic | USA | Cat#: EK 66339 | Genre: R&B

The concept behind Lady Marmalade: The Best of Patti and LaBelle is to draw eight tracks apiece from LaBelle’s chart heyday as a group and the first five years (1977-1982) of Patti LaBelle’s solo career, which she spent with Epic. Is it a worthwhile summation? That depends on what you’re looking for. The LaBelle tracks constitute a serviceable overview, featuring their four chart hits (“Lady Marmalade,” the R&B Top Ten “What Can I Do for You?,” “Get You Somebody New,” and “Isn’t It a Shame”); actually, the more extensive Something Silver compilation doesn’t have them all. Plus, there are four songs written or co-written by Nona Hendryx, an important component of their repertoire.Read More

Sade – The Ultimate Collection (2011) {Japanese Edition, 2CD}

Sade - The Ultimate Collection (2011) {Japanese Edition, 2CD}

Sade – The Ultimate Collection (2011) {Japanese Edition, 2CD}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.36 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Japan | Cat#: EICP 1463~4 | Genre: R&B, Pop

The Ultimate Collection is the second greatest hits album by English band Sade, released on 29 April 2011 by RCA Records. The album includes several singles from the band’s career, including the hit singles “Your Love Is King”, “Smooth Operator”, “By Your Side”, “No Ordinary Love” and “Soldier of Love”. It also contains four previously unreleased tracksRead More

Grace Jones – Disco (2015) {3CD-Set & Hi-Res}

Grace Jones - Disco (2015) {3CD-Set & Hi-Res}

Grace Jones – Disco (2015) {3CD-Set & Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Digital Download | FLAC Tracks @24bit/96kHz (Hi-Res)
Total Size: 1.82 GB (CDs) + 170 MB (Scans) + 4.85 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Netherlands | Cat#: 0600753546482 | Genre: Funk, Soul

Disco is a boxed set of three Grace Jones’s albums released in 2015. The set contains Portfolio (1977), Fame (1978), and Muse (1979), all of which were recorded at Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound with disco pioneer Tom Moulton as producer, in their entirety.Read More