Various Artists – Jon Savage’s 1966 The Year The Decade Exploded (2015) [2CD]

Various Artists - Jon Savage’s 1966 The Year The Decade Exploded (2015) [2CD]

Various Artists – Jon Savage’s 1966 The Year The Decade Exploded (2015) [2CD]
XLD Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 554 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Ace | UK | Cat#: CDTOP2 1452 | Genre: Pop Rock, Soul

Assembled by Jon Savage as a soundtrack to his book 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded, Ace’s double-disc set of the same name does indeed bring his words to life, but it’s not necessary to read his book to find this 48-track collection thrilling. The genius behind 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded is in its compilation. Continue reading “Various Artists – Jon Savage’s 1966 The Year The Decade Exploded (2015) [2CD]”

Various Artists – Jon Savage’s 1965 The Year The Sixties Ignited (2018) [2CD]

Various Artists - Jon Savage's 1965 The Year The Sixties Ignited (2018) [2CD]

Various Artists – Jon Savage’s 1965 The Year The Sixties Ignited (2018) [2CD]
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 474B | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ACE | UK | Cat#: CDTOP2 1513 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Pop, Soul

The second “book-end” to Jon Savage’s hugely popular 1966 Faber book and Ace compilation and to last year’s “1967” CD follow-up, this prequel double CD based around 1965 represents the lead up and context to all that was about to happen. A genre-spanning mix of hit singles, slow burners and lost gems from soul, funk, psych, garage and rock’n’roll, these are the 45s that defined the year, captured the mood and crystallised Jon Savage’s personal memories of the year. Continue reading “Various Artists – Jon Savage’s 1965 The Year The Sixties Ignited (2018) [2CD]”

Various Artists – Eddie Piller Presents: British Mod Sounds Of The 1960s (2022) [4CD Set]

Various Artists - Eddie Piller Presents: British Mod Sounds Of The 1960s (2022) [4CD Set]

Various Artists – Eddie Piller Presents: British Mod Sounds Of The 1960s (2022) [4CD Set]
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.29 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Edsel Records | UK | Cat#: EDSL0091 | Genre: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, R&B

Four CDs. Demon are proud to release Eddie Piller Presents British Mod Sounds Of the 1960s, the follow up the The Mod Revival. Featuring 100 original tracks, it’s a deep dive into the Mod scene in ’60s Britain. Including a selection of classic and rare tracks, tracing the scene from it’s R&B roots to a soulful finale. Curated by Acid Jazz Records and Modcast founder Eddie Piller, and featuring new sleeve notes from respected author and broadcaster Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson. Continue reading “Various Artists – Eddie Piller Presents: British Mod Sounds Of The 1960s (2022) [4CD Set]”

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971) [2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971) [2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971) [2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.43 GB (ISO) + 1.44 GB (DSF) + 710 MB (FLAC) + 230 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2038 | Genre: R&B
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

What’s Going On is not only Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece, it’s the most important and passionate record to come out of soul music, delivered by one of its finest voices, a man finally free to speak his mind and so move from R&B sex symbol to true recording artist. Continue reading “Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971) [2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.89 GB (ISO) + 1.86 GB (DSF) + 917 MB (FLAC) + 284 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2005 | Genre: Soul, R&B
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Released at the tail end of the ’60s, Hot Buttered Soul set the precedent for how soul would evolve in the early ’70s, simultaneously establishing Isaac Hayes and the Bar-Kays as major forces within black music. Though not quite as definitive as Black Moses or as well-known as Shaft, Hot Buttered Soul remains an undeniably seminal record; it stretched its songs far beyond the traditional three-to-four-minute industry norm, featured long instrumental stretches where the Bar-Kays stole the spotlight, and it introduced a new, iconic persona for soul with Hayes’ tough yet sensual image. Continue reading “Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Charles – Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Ray Charles - Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Ray Charles – Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 88.2kHz / 96kHz / 192kHz
19 Albums | Total Size: 23.5 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
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Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.38 GB (ISO) + 1.38 GB (DSF) + 408 MB (FLAC) + 116 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2049 | Genre: R&B, Blues
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

The Genius Sings the Blues is an album by Ray Charles, released in October 1961 on Atlantic Records. The album was his last release for Atlantic, compiling twelve blues songs from various sessions during his tenure for the label. The album showcases Charles’s stylistic development with a combination of piano blues, jazz, and southern R&B. The photo for the album cover was taken by renowned photographer Lee Friedlander. Continue reading “Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs (1969) [2008, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs (1969) [2008, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs (1969) [2008, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.97 GB (Hi-Res) + 472 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Friday Music | US | Cat#: FRM 9003 | Genre: Pop Rock, R&B
Half-Speed Mastered

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The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Young Rascals - Groovin' (1967) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.61 GB (ISO) + 1.56 GB (DSF) + 500 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2225 | Genre: Pop Rock, R&B

The Rascals move into the era of psychedelia with a vengeance on this album — the best of their entire history — which also retains a soulful core and adds a bit of a Latin beat. The original album on Atlantic was a monster seller thanks to the title track, practically the group’s signature tune (number one on the pop charts, number three on R&B), but “Groovin'” was only one small strong point on the album of the same name. Continue reading “The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold (1969) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.62 GB (ISO) + 1.64 GB (DSF) + 795 MB (FLAC) + 381 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2142 | Genre: R&B
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

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, Alabama Continue reading “Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.54 GB (ISO) + 1.56 GB (DSF) + 590 MB (FLAC) + 176 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2055 | Genre: Big Band, Soul-Jazz
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The Genius of Ray Charles is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Ray Charles, released in 1959 by Atlantic Records. The album eschewed the soul sound of his 1950s recordings, which fused jazz, gospel, and blues, for swinging pop with big band arrangements. Continue reading “Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961) [2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles - The Genius After Hours (1961) [2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961) [2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.56 GB (ISO) + 1.58 GB (DSF) + 416 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2073 | Genre: R&B, Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

The Genius After Hours is a 1961 album by Ray Charles. All of the songs were taken from the same three studio sessions that created the album The Great Ray Charles which featured the use of both a trio and a septet; the latter arranged by Quincy Jones. Also appearing on the album is David “Fathead” Newman on tenor and alto, as well as the trumpeter Joseph Bridgewater. It was reissued in 1985 by Atlantic Jazzlore. Continue reading “Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961) [2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Various Artists – Memories & Golden Hits (2016) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Various Artists - Memories & Golden Hits (2016) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Various Artists – Memories & Golden Hits (2016) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.50 GB (ISO) + 2.44 GB (DSF) + 1.17 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music | Japan | Cat#: 5370319 | Genre: Rock, R&B, Jazz
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Whitney Houston – Discography (1985-2009)

Whitney Houston - Discography (1985-2009)

Whitney Houston – Discography (1985-2009)
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Total Size: 25.2 GB | Total Discs: 42 | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS ALBUMS | SINGLES & EPs

Whitney Houston was inarguably one of the biggest pop stars of all time. Her accomplishments as a hitmaker were extraordinary. Just to scratch the surface, the mezzo-soprano powerhouse became the first artist to have seven consecutive singles hit number one, from “Saving All My Love for You” (1985) through “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” (1988). Her version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” (1992) became nothing less than the biggest hit single in rock history. Continue reading “Whitney Houston – Discography (1985-2009)”

Dionne Warwick – Albums Collection (1963-2015)

Dionne Warwick - Albums Collection (1963-2015)

Dionne Warwick – Albums Collection (1963-2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Official Digital Release | FLAC Tracks
Total Size: 31.7 GB | Total Discs: 64 | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS ALBUMS

It is easier to define Dionne Warwick by what she isn’t rather than what she is. Although she grew up singing in church, she is not a gospel singer. Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan are clear influences, but she is not a jazz singer. R&B is also part of her background, but she is not really a soul singer, either, at least not in the sense that Aretha Franklin is. Continue reading “Dionne Warwick – Albums Collection (1963-2015)”