R&B

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 | Scans @300 dpi, JPG
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

Blood, Sweat & Tears – 2 Albums (2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered)

Blood, Sweat & Tears - 2 Albums (2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered)

Blood, Sweat & Tears – 2 Albums (2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 853 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Cat#: AFZ5 195 / AFZ5 198 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, R&B

Child Is Father To The Man (1968) & Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969); Audio Fidelity Limited, Number EditionRead More

Sly & The Family Stone – Greatest Hits (1970) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (1970) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Sly & The Family Stone – Greatest Hits (1970) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 371 MB | 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

Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) {2013, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold (1969) {2013, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) {2013, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 392 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR, USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2142 | Genre:R&B

Aretha’s Gold is a greatest hits album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1969 at Atlantic Recording Corporation. The album’s tracks were recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, except “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” and “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, which were recorded at the Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals, AlabamaRead More

Various Artists – Early Girls Volume 1-5 (1995-2008)

Various Artists - Early Girls Volume 1-5 (1995-2008)

Various Artists – Early Girls Volume 1-5 (1995-2008)
EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 1.80 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Ace Records | Genre: Pop, Oldie, R&B

Succulent selection of proto-Philly girls, country queens, Italian-American princesses, doo wop divas, swinging soul sisters, session stalwarts and Brill Building babes, from 1955 to the Beatles invasion of 1964. Five Discs with The Exciters, Betty Everett, Earl Jean, Toni Fisher, The Essex, Janie Grant, The Hearts, The Shirelles, and many othersRead More