R&B

Bee Gees – Discography (1967 – 2014)

Bee Gees - Discography (1967 - 2014)

Bee Gees – Discography (1967 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 92xCD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 38.3 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Pop, Pop Rock, Disco, R&B

Relying on their top-notch songwriting and impeccable vocals, the Bee Gees were able to craft a long-running career that began in the late ’50s in Australia. Along the way they became a hit-producing psychedelic pop group in England during the ’60s, the biggest disco band in the world in the ’70s, and had a late comeback as adult contemporary crooners in the ’90s. Their long-reaching influence extended past sales figures and saw their sound and style mirrored in acts as disparate as Justin Timberlake and of montreal.Read More

Various Artists – 70s – 111 Original Hits (2009)

Various Artists - 70s - 111 Original Hits (2009)

Various Artists – 70s – 111 Original Hits (2009)
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.40 GB (CDs) + 247 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | EU | Cat#: 50999 699172 2 6 | Genre: Pop Rock, Disco, R&B

Original Hits: 70s is a decent six-disc set, highlighting 111 pop singles released in that decade. Along with the original versions of radio classics by Al Stewart, Blondie, the Knack, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Dr. Hook, are less-than-obvious inclusions by Peter Tosh, XTC, the Move, and Benny Hill!.Read More

Barry White – All-Time Greatest Hits (1994)

Barry White – All-Time Greatest Hits (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 578 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Polygram | USA | Cat#: 522 459-2 | Genre: R&B

It took quite a while for a definitive Barry White compilation to hit the market, but All-Time Greatest Hits — part of Mercury’s Funk Essentials series — finally filled the bill in 1995. Boasting a full 20 tracks from White’s heyday of 1973-1978, more than half of which made the R&B Top Ten, All-Time Greatest Hits is easily the most generous single-disc White collection on the market.Read More

VA – The Soul Survivors Present: Sounds Of Universal Love (2013)

VA - The Soul Survivors Present: Sounds Of Universal Love (2013)

VA – The Soul Survivors Present: Sounds Of Universal Love (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 649 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Expansion Records | UK | Cat#: CDEXP 46 | Genre: Soul, R&B

Sounds Of Universal Love” is a top of the range collection of quality S.O.U.L. from the finest musical champions of the genre. The album is compiled and presented by The Soul Survivors, a publication that since 2006 has featured all the artists selected on this 16 track CD, interviewed by Fitzroy facey (Da Buzzboy).Read More

James Brown – James Brown’s Funky Christmas (1995)

James Brown - James Brown's Funky Christmas (1995)

James Brown – James Brown’s Funky Christmas (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @400 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 396 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Polydor | USA | Cat#: 31452 7988-2 | Genre: Funk, R&B, Xmas

Recorded at the height of Mr. Superbad’s reign, this high-octane, 17-song set is guaranteed to give Santa Claus a soul transfusion–and put a little extra kick into that mistletoe kiss. While JB spends a fair amount of time pouring his heart out on inspired renditions of favorites such as “Merry Christmas Baby” and “Please Come Home,” he and his always-stellar band really shine on a spate of originals that takes Christmas from an idealized holiday and makes it real.Read More

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012)

Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012)

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 943 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Music Club | UK | Cat#: MCDLX143 | Genre: Disco R&B

Two CD collection from the British R&B band. Led by charismatic singer/songwriter, Errol Brown, Hot Chocolate are without doubt one of the UK’s most successful and popular singles bands. The hits started in 1970 and continued right up until 1984 in a remarkable 14 year run that witnessed the chart-topping ‘So You Win Again,’ and such memorable songs as ‘You Sexy Thing’Read More

The Platters – A Special Christmas Collection (1998)

The Platters - A Special Christmas Collection (1998)

The Platters – A Special Christmas Collection (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 203 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | Canada | Cat#: TVS 013 | Genre: Doo-Wop, Xmas

Doo-wop around the Christmas tree as the Platters’ heavenly harmonies surround Silver Bells; White Christmas; Deck the Halls; Silent Night; Joy to the World; Blue Christmas; The Christmas Song; Here Comes Santa Claus , and more! Read More

Chuck Berry – Rock And Roll Music: Any Old Way You Choose It (2014) {Box Set}

Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music: Any Old Way You Choose It (2014) {Box Set}

Chuck Berry – Rock And Roll Music: Any Old Way You Choose It (2014) {Box Set}
EAC Rip | 16xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Basic Scans Included
Total Size: 6.42 GB (CDs) + 36.9 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family | USA | Cat#: BCD 17273 PL | Genre: Rock & Roll, R&B

There have been countless Chuck Berry compilations but never one like Bear Family’s Rock and Roll Music: Any Old Way You Choose It, a mammoth 16-disc box containing his complete recorded works for Chess, Mercury, and Atco. Only the soundtrack to Taylor Hackford’s star-studded 1987 documentary Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll is missing and it isn’t missed much, not in the face of this abundance.Read More

Labelle – Nightbirds (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Labelle - Nightbirds (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Labelle – Nightbirds (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 375 MB | 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

Earth, Wind & Fire – Open Our Eyes (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Earth, Wind & Fire - Open Our Eyes (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Earth, Wind & Fire – Open Our Eyes (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 394 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 202 | Genre: R&B

Finally, after almost half a decade of serious dues-paying, Earth, Wind & Fire took off commercially with its fifth album, Open Our Eyes. EWF had been delivering great albums since 1971, but it wasn’t until 1974 that the public proved genuinely receptive to Maurice White’s mystical and unorthodox take on soul and funkRead More

Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 249 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc, Japan | Cat#: UDCD 535 | Genre: R&B

Both artistically and commercially, Boz Scaggs had his greatest success with Silk Degrees. The laid-back singer hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly “Lowdown” (which has been sampled by more than a few rappers and remains a favorite among baby-boomer soul fans) and expressed his love of smooth soulRead More