R&B

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

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