Little Richard – King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}

Little Richard - King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}

Little Richard – King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.24 GB (CDs) + 193 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Handmade | USA | Cat#: RHM2 7888 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Funk

Little Richard was not the only original rock & roller to attempt a comeback in the late ’60s and early ’70s, but he may have been the one to take the greatest musical risks. Fats Domino merely updated his sound (albeit in a charming fashion), Jerry Lee Lewis refashioned himself as a hardcore country singer, and Chuck Berry pandered with “My Ding-A-Ling,” but Little Richard pushed himself on his three albums for Reprise, all of which were collected — along with his contributions to Quincy Jones’ 1972 Dollar$ soundtrack album, non-LP singles, session outtakes, and a complete unreleased Continue reading “Little Richard – King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}”

The Drifters – Rockin’ & Driftin’ The Drifters Box (1996) {3CD-Set}

The Drifters - Rockin' & Driftin' The Drifters Box (1996) {3CD-Set}

The Drifters – Rockin’ & Driftin’ The Drifters Box (1996) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 951 MB (CDs) + 203 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | USA | Cat#: R2 72417 | Genre: R&B, Doo-Wop, Soul

Vocal groups and styles came and went from the 1950s through the 1980s, but somehow the Drifters evolved and persevered, spanning doo-wop and disco before being relegated exclusively to the oldies touring circuit. Rockin’ & Driftin’ collects highlights from the group’s embryonic Clyde McPhatter-led era (beginning with 1953’s “Money Honey”) into the mid-’70s, when the group still had some standing in the U.K. “On Broadway,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Up on the Roof,” “Under the Boardwalk”–they’re all included in this handsome, thoroughly annotated three-disc box set. Continue reading “The Drifters – Rockin’ & Driftin’ The Drifters Box (1996) {3CD-Set}”

Various Artists – The Funk Box (2000) {4CDs Box Set}

Various Artists - The Funk Box (2000) {4CDs Box Set}

Various Artists – The Funk Box (2000) {4CDs Box Set}
XLD Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.99 GB (CDs) + 461 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Hip-O Records | USA | Cat#: 314 541 789-2 | Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul, Disco

So ya got your doo-wop box, your soul box, your disco box but what about the most influential R&B style of the last 30 years? That’s right, brother, it’s funk-and here are 55 of the baddest grooves from the style’s 1970-1983 heyday, featuring all full-length versions from the best tape sources possible. Continue reading “Various Artists – The Funk Box (2000) {4CDs Box Set}”

Various Artists – Sexy: Romantic Love Songs (2007) {3CD-Set}

Various Artists - Sexy: Romantic Love Songs (2007) {3CD-Set}

Various Artists – Sexy: Romantic Love Songs (2007) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 962 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: IMP Records | Israel | Cat#: 2147 | Genre: Pop, R&B

3CD-Set of exquisite music performed by Demis Roussos, Procol Harum, Kansas, Manhattans, Lou Rawls, Billy Paul, James Brown, Marving Gaye, Platters, Al Green, The Chi Lites, Percy Sledge, Bettie Harris and many more. Continue reading “Various Artists – Sexy: Romantic Love Songs (2007) {3CD-Set}”

Nina Simone – The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) {9CDs, Box Set}

Nina Simone - The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) {9CDs, Box Set}

Nina Simone – The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) {9CDs, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 9xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.98 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA, Sony, Legacy | USA | Cat#: 88697938902 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, R&B

Nina Simone was a singular artist, and she went where she pleased, leaving behind a recorded legacy that is passionate, political, defiant, and delicate by turns, no matter what strain of folk, blues, jazz, or gospel she was dipping into, and she did it all with dignity, grace, and intelligence. This set collects all nine of her albums for RCA Records (released between 1967 and 1974) Continue reading “Nina Simone – The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) {9CDs, Box Set}”

Al Jarreau – The Very Best Of: An Excellent Adventure (2009)

Al Jarreau - The Very Best Of: An Excellent Adventure (2009)

Al Jarreau – The Very Best Of: An Excellent Adventure (2009)
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 461 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | USA | Cat#: R2 521 468 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, R&B

Vocalist Al Jarreau is one of the most successful singers in history. He has scored hits on Billboard’s Jazz, R&B, Adult Contemporary, and Contemporary Jazz charts. He’s won multiple Grammys and sold millions of records. Rhino has assembled 15 tracks that represent his long career with Warner Brothers and even cross-licensed a couple from Universal’s GRP and Verve imprints. Continue reading “Al Jarreau – The Very Best Of: An Excellent Adventure (2009)”

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. Continue reading “Bee Gees – Discography (1967 – 2014)”

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!. Continue reading “Various Artists – 70s – 111 Original Hits (2009)”

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. Continue reading “Barry White – All-Time Greatest Hits (1994)”

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). Continue reading “VA – The Soul Survivors Present: Sounds Of Universal Love (2013)”

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. Continue reading “James Brown – James Brown’s Funky Christmas (1995)”