R&B

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

Sly & The Family Stone – Greatest Hits (1970) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (1970) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sly & The Family Stone – Greatest Hits (1970) {2015, 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 | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 360 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.97 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.21 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 215 | Genre: R&B

Released in 1970 during the stopgap between Stand! and There’s a Riot Goin’ On, Greatest Hits inadvertently arrived at precisely the right moment, summarizing Sly & the Family Stone’s joyous hit-making run on the pop and R&B charts. Technically, only four songs here reached the Top Ten, with only two others hitting the Top 40, but judging this solely on charts is misleading, since this is simply a peerless singles collectionRead More

Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) {2002, 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: 284 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.84 GB (SACD ISO) + 917 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2005 | Genre: Soul, R&B

Released at the tail end of the ’60s, Hot Buttered Soul set the precedent for how soul would evolve in the early ’70s, simultaneously establishing Isaac Hayes and the Bar-Kays as major forces within black music. Though not quite as definitive as Black Moses or as well-known as Shaft, Hot Buttered Soul remains an undeniably seminal record; it stretched its songs far beyond the traditional three-to-four-minute industry norm, featured long instrumental stretches where the Bar-Kays stole the spotlight, and it introduced a new, iconic persona for soul with Hayes’ tough yet sensual image.Read More

Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) {2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) {2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) {2012, MFSL 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: 176 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.54 GB (SACD ISO) + 590 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2055 | Genre: R&B

The Genius of Ray Charles is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Ray Charles, released in 1959 by Atlantic Records. The album eschewed the soul sound of his 1950s recordings, which fused jazz, gospel, and blues, for swinging pop with big band arrangements.Read More

Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - The Genius After Hours (1961) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.56 GB (ISO) + 418 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2073 | Genre: R&B, Jazz

The Genius After Hours is a 1961 album by Ray Charles. All of the songs were taken from the same three studio sessions that created the album The Great Ray Charles which featured the use of both a trio and a septet; the latter arranged by Quincy Jones. Also appearing on the album is David “Fathead” Newman on tenor and alto, as well as the trumpeter Joseph Bridgewater. It was reissued in 1985 by Atlantic Jazzlore.Read More

Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) {2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) {2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) {2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 116 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.38 GB (SACD ISO) + 408 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2049 | Genre: R&B, Blues

The Genius Sings the Blues is an album by Ray Charles, released in October 1961 on Atlantic Records. The album was his last release for Atlantic, compiling twelve blues songs from various sessions during his tenure for the label. The album showcases Charles’s stylistic development with a combination of piano blues, jazz, and southern R&B. The photo for the album cover was taken by renowned photographer Lee Friedlander.Read More