R&B

Herbie Hancock – Future Shock (1983) {2000, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock - Future Shock (1983) {2000, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock – Future Shock (1983) {2000, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.57 GB (ISO) + 779 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: SME Records | Japan | Cat#: SRGS 4536 | Genre: Soul, Funk

Much of the album was initially composed by the team of avant-garde bassist and record producer Bill Laswell, and keyboardist and producer Michael Beinhorn, and played on tour by their group Material in 1982, as a precursor to recording the follow-up album to Material’s One Down album (on which Whitney Houston was the lead singer on a cover of the Soft Machine song “Memories”).Read More

VA – Fab Gear: The British Beat Explosion And Its Aftershocks 1963-1967 (2018) {Box Set}

VA - Fab Gear: The British Beat Explosion And Its Aftershocks 1963-1967 (2018) {Box Set}

VA – Fab Gear: The British Beat Explosion And Its Aftershocks 1963-1967 (2018) {Box Set}
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.94 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RPM Records | UK | Cat#: RPMBX541 | Genre: Oldies, Rhythm & Blues, Pop Rock

Six CD set. British Beat was the term adopted to describe the exciting new sounds out of Liverpool and other cities in the wake of The Beatles’ explosion onto the world stage in 1963/64. Named after the slang term forever associated with The Beatles, this mammoth 6-CD box set offers around 180 tracks in chronological order from the mid-1960s, many of which are new to CD and some of which are previously unissued.Read More

Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1973) {2016, Remaster, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) {2016, Remaster, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1973) {2016, Remaster, 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: 238 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.02 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.57 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 828 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPJ 084 SA | Genre: Jazz-Funk

Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Herbie Hancock’s career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on Head Hunters. Drawing heavily from Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and James Brown, Hancock developed deeply funky, even gritty, rhythms over which he soloed on electric synthesizers, bringing the instrument to the forefront in jazz.Read More

Sly & The Family Stone – There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sly & The Family Stone – There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.98 GB (ISO) + 956 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ORG Music | US | Cat#: ORGM-1079 | Genre: Funk, Soul

It’s easy to write off There’s a Riot Goin’ On as one of two things — Sly Stone’s disgusted social commentary or the beginning of his slow descent into addiction. It’s both of these things, of course, but pigeonholing it as either winds up dismissing the album as a whole, since it is so bloody hard to categorize.Read More

Isaac Hayes – Shaft (1971) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes – Shaft (1971) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.89 GB (ISO) + 1.39 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stax | US | Cat#: SXSA-88002-6 | Genre: Funk, Jazz, Soundtrack

Of the many wonderful blaxpoitation soundtracks to emerge during the early ’70s, Shaft certainly deserves mention as not only one of the most lasting but also one of the most successful. Isaac Hayes was undoubtedly one of the era’s most accomplished soul artists, having helped elevate Stax to its esteemed status; therefore, his being chosen to score such a high-profile major-studio film shouldn’t seem like a surprise.Read More

Isaac Hayes – The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes - The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes – The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.50 GB (ISO) + 720 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stax | US | Cat#: SXSA-1010-6 | Genre: Funk, Soul

Although this is Isaac Hayes’ third long-player, he had long been a staple of the Memphis R&B scene — primarily within the Stax coterie — where his multiple talents included instrumentalist, arranger, and composer of some of the most beloved soul music of the ’60s. Along with his primary collaborator, David Porter, Hayes was responsible for well over 200 sides — including the genre-defining “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby,” “Soul Man,” “B-A-B-Y,” “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” and “I Had a Dream.” As a solo artist however, Hayes redefined the role of the long-player with his inimitably smooth narrative style of covering classic pop and R&B tracks, many of which would spiral well over ten minutes.Read More

Billy Paul – Live In Europe (1974) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Paul - Live In Europe (1974) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Paul – Live In Europe (1974) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.38. GB (ISO) + 1.19 GB (FLAC Mch) + 579 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | Austria | Cat#: CDSML 8546 | Genre: R&B, Soul

Former jazz vocalist Billy Paul found R&B success in the ’70s on Philadelphia International doing a mix of anguished ballads, sophisticated originals, and reworked standards. But Paul was not a great live vocalist either as a jazz or soul singer, something that was evident on this mid-’70s set.Read More

Donna Summer – Encore (2020) {Limited Edition, Remastered, Box Set}

Donna Summer - Encore (2020) {Limited Edition, Remastered, Box Set}

Donna Summer – Encore (2020) {Limited Edition, Remastered, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 33xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 13.1 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Driven By The Music | EU | Cat#: DBTMCDBOX02 | Genre: Pop, Disco, R&B

A new comprehensive 33CD box set, Encore, brings together remastered versions all of Donna Summer‘s 17 studio albums and offer eight bonus discs of rarities and non-album material.Read More

Average White Band – AWB (1974) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Average White Band - AWB (1974) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Average White Band – AWB (1974) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 896 MB (Hi-Res) + 262 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: MFSL 1-245 | Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk
Half-Speed mastered

After debuting with 1973’s excellent but neglected Show Your Hand (later reissued as Put It Where You Want It), the Average White Band switched from MCA to Atlantic and hit big with this self-titled gem. Upon first hearing gutsy, Tower of Power-influenced funk like “Person to Person” and the instrumental “Pick Up the Pieces” (a number one R&B hit), many soul fans were shocked to learn that not only were the bandmembers white — they were whites from Scotland.Read More