R&B

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

Michael McDonald – If That’s What It Takes (1982) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes (1982) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Michael McDonald – If That’s What It Takes (1982) {1984, 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: 842 MB (Hi-Res) + 229 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-149 | Genre: Pop, Soul
Half-Speed Mastered

As the lead singer of the Doobie Brothers from 1975-1980, Michael McDonald’s soulful voice and skilled writing gave the group classics like “Minute by Minute,” “Real Love,” and the perfect “What a Fool Believes.” After the group’s 1980 album One Step Closer displayed a tension that was almost audible, it was no surprise that a split was in the works. Read More

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.89 GB (Hi-Res) + 758 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | UltraDisc One-Step | US | Cat#: UD1S 2-008 | Genre: R&B, Soul

Named the 6th best album in music history by Rolling Stone, Marvin Gaye’s staggeringly influential What’s Going On is pure soul genius and an ageless document about urban ills, employment issues, environmental concerns, and social responsibilities that’s as relevant today as it was upon release in 1971. At once, the singer both revolutionized Motown’s cache and upped the ante for his fellow artists.Read More

Prince – 1999 (1982) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 5CD + DVD}

Prince - 1999 (1982) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 5CD + DVD}

Prince – 1999 (1982) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 5CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | 5x CD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (2.0)
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.30 GB (CDs) + 4.67 GB (DVD) + 1.0 GB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: NPG Records / Warner Records | EU | Cat#: 603497850068 / R2 604571 | Genre: Funk, Soul

The reissue of the 1999 album is more ambitious than the already very good Purple Rain set. As well as the remastered album, the 5CD+DVD super deluxe offers two further discs of previously unreleased ‘vault’ material (23 tracks in total), a CD of seven-inch versions and promo edits, a complete live audio performance from the 1999 tour and a DVD containing another complete, previously unreleased concert from the 1999 tour.Read More

Various Artists – Chicago Hit Factory: The Vee Jay Story 1953-1966 (2013) {10CDs, Box set}

Various Artists - Chicago Hit Factory: The Vee Jay Story 1953-1966 (2013) {10CDs, Box set}

Various Artists – Chicago Hit Factory: The Vee Jay Story 1953-1966 (2013) {10CDs, Box set}
EAC Rip | 10xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 3.61 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Charly Records | Germany | Cat#: Charly 915 MB | Genre: Jazz, R&B

Motown is the black-owned Great Lakes R&B label synonymous with the ’60s but before their reign was Chicago’s Vee-Jay Records, ruling the charts for nearly a decade prior to the rise of the Detroit imprint. The tale of Vee-Jay has been told before in a variety of compilations, but Charly’s 2014 box set Chicago Hit Factory: The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966 is easily the most comprehensive chronicle, lasting ten discs and encompassing all of the chapters in the label’s wild history.Read More

Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music, Vols 1 & 2 (2019) {WEB, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Ray Charles - Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music, Vols 1 & 2 (2019) {WEB, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music, Vols 1 & 2 (2019) {WEB, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 422 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.46 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | Genre: R&B

Ray Charles’s Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volumes 1 & 2 are major landmarks in American culture. Charles demonstrated that great songs with signature performances work in all genres. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” was a standard in country, soul and R&B, as he proved. Modern Sounds also brought America together during the Sixties’ civil rights movement. Charles became one of the first recording artists to have ownership and complete control of the masters. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music has been listed among the greatest albums of all time, along with the Beatles, Dylan, Motown, Springsteen, Hendrix and the Beach Boys.Read More

George Benson – Songs And Stories (2009) {CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

George Benson - Songs And Stories (2009) {CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

George Benson – Songs And Stories (2009) {CD + DVD + Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
DVD | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | DTS (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 442 MB (CD) + 5.58 GB (DVD) + 4.76 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | USA / Japan | Cat#: CCD-30364 / UCCO-1085 | Genre: Jazz, R&B

George Benson’s sound is so recognizable that, in its way, it’s quite comforting to hear his voice or his guitar come across on the radio or in a club. His recordings have been polished and extravagant in many cases, but there are those signature elements — his relaxed delivery and silky touch on the strings and his voice, as evocative as a cool breeze floating across a hot summer night. Songs and Stories doesn’t deviate from his formula a great deal, but it doesn’t have to. He’s chosen ten ubiquitous pop tunes from a variety of songwriters (and one by a relatively new kid on the block), and with the help of producers John Burk and Marcus Miller, he puts them across in fine style.Read More

Earl Klugh – Finger Paintings (1977) {1981, MSFL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Earl Klugh - Finger Paintings (1977) {1981, MSFL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Earl Klugh – Finger Paintings (1977) {1981, MSFL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 821 MB (Hi-Res) + 294 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Japan JVC Pressed | Cat#: MFQR 1-025 | Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul
Half-Speed Mastered

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The Isley Brothers – 3 + 3 (1973) {2001, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Isley Brothers - 3 + 3 (1973) {2001, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Isley Brothers – 3 + 3 (1973) {2001, 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: 3.35 GB (ISO) + 1.99 GB (FLAC Mch) + 782 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Epic / Legacy | USA | Cat#: ZS 32453 | Genre: Soul, Funk

Recorded in 1973, 3 + 3 was a major turning point for the Isley Brothers. With this album, the Isleys moved their T-Neck label from Buddah to Epic/CBS (which became Epic/Sony in the early ’90s), and it was at Epic that they unveiled their new lineup. Lead singer Ronald Isley and his siblings O’Kelly and Rudolph remained, but the Isleys became a sextet instead of a trio when cousin Chris Jasper and younger brothers Ernie and Marvin were added.Read More

Marvin Gaye – You’re The Man (2019) {CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Marvin Gaye - You're The Man (2019) {CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Marvin Gaye – You’re The Man (2019) {CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.81 GB (Hi-Res) + 746 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Tamla / Motown | USA | Cat#: T316L / B0029345-01 | Genre: Funk, Soul

Upon its release in 2019, You’re the Man was billed as a “lost” album — an album intended to appear between Marvin Gaye’s 1971 masterwork What’s Going On and 1973’s Let’s Get It On. The story isn’t quite so simple. Even though Motown slated a release for an album, there’s no real indication that You’re the Man was ever close to completion, and this compilation — available as a double LP or digitally — doesn’t make a convincing case that it was.Read More