R&B

Diana Ross – Discography (1970 – 2012) UPDATE

Diana Ross - Discography (1970 - 2012)

Diana Ross – Discography (1970 – 2012)
EAC Rip | 57xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 23.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Adult Contemporary, R&B

As a solo artist, Diana Ross is one of the most successful female singers of the rock era. If you factor in her work as the lead singer of the Supremes in the 1960s, she may be the most successful. With her friends Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Barbara Martin, Ross formed the Primettes vocal quartet in 1959. In 1960, they were signed to local Motown Records, changing their name to the Supremes in 1961.Read More

Labelle – Nightbirds (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Labelle - Nightbirds (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Labelle – Nightbirds (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 364 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.72 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.32 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 726 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 196 | Genre: R&B

The finest of Labelle’s original albums, Nightbirds was recorded in New Orleans with funkmeister Allen Toussaint handling the production chores and, one assumes, members of the Meters taking care of the session work. Worth the price of admission for the Bob Crewe-written “Lady Marmalade” alone, the album veers between the strutting New Orleans, horn-laden singles and more mainstream pop materialRead More

Marvin Gaye – Midnight Love (1982) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love (1982) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marvin Gaye – Midnight Love (1982) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.92 GB (ISO) + 2.33 GB (FLAC Mch) + 932 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Legacy | EU | Cat#: 498169 6 | Genre: Soul, Funk

Midnight Love is the seventeenth and final studio album by Marvin Gaye. He signed with the label Columbia in March 1982 following his exit from Motown. The final album to be released before his death, it ultimately became the most successful album of Marvin’s entire career.Read More

Sam Cooke – Night Beat (1963) {2009, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke - Night Beat (1963) {2009, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sam Cooke – Night Beat (1963) {2009, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.36 GB (ISO) + 1.00 GB (FLAC Multichannel) + 647 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 2709 SA | Genre: Soul

Saddled with soaring strings and vocal choruses for maximum crossover potential, Sam Cooke’s solo material often masked the most important part of his genius — his glorious voice — so the odd small-group date earns a special recommendation in his discography. Thankfully, Cooke’s voice took center stage on this admirably low-key session from February 1963, recorded in Los Angeles with a quartet of studio veterans.Read More

Marvin Gaye – The Marvin Gaye Collection (2004) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marvin Gaye - The Marvin Gaye Collection (2004) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marvin Gaye – The Marvin Gaye Collection (2004) {Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.23 GB (ISO) + 1.94 GB (FLAC Multichannel) + 740 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Motown | USA | Cat#: B0003502-36 | Genre: R&B, Soul

The high-end audio format war (DTS vs. DVD Audio vs. Super Audio CD) still didn’t have a clear winner in 2004, so to ensure there’s some Marvin Gaye to pump through your expensive tube amps, Universal issued The Marvin Gaye Collection in a Hybrid Super Audio CD. There’s a confusing history behind the collection, so get your flowcharts out. Originally this set was released in 1997 as Forever Yours in a DTS-only mix (you couldn’t play it without a DTS decoder) that brought the “Legendary Surround Re-Mixes” to lifeRead More

Various Artists – Kool & The Gang ‎- The Hits: Reloaded (2004) {Special Edition}

Various Artists - Kool & The Gang ‎- The Hits: Reloaded (2004) {Special Edition}

Various Artists – Kool & The Gang ‎- The Hits: Reloaded (2004) {Special Edition}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 838 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Edel Records | Germany | Cat#: 0150832ERE | Genre: Soul, Funk , Disco

Featuring 28 ‘Reloaded’ versions of Kool & the Gang classics with contributions from Angie Stone, Redman, Blu Cantrell, Jamiroquai, Lisa Stansfield, Atomic Kitten, Youssou N’Dour & more.Read More

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