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)
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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)
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Total Size: 407 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)”

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012)

Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012)

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 970 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Music Club | UK | Cat#: MCDLX143 | Genre: Disco R&B

Two CD collection from the British R&B band. Led by charismatic singer/songwriter, Errol Brown, Hot Chocolate are without doubt one of the UK’s most successful and popular singles bands. The hits started in 1970 and continued right up until 1984 in a remarkable 14 year run that witnessed the chart-topping ‘So You Win Again,’ and such memorable songs as ‘You Sexy Thing’ Continue reading “Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012)”

The Platters – A Special Christmas Collection (1998)

The Platters - A Special Christmas Collection (1998)

The Platters – A Special Christmas Collection (1998)
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Total Size: 203 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | Canada | Cat#: TVS 013 | Genre: Doo-Wop, Xmas

Doo-wop around the Christmas tree as the Platters’ heavenly harmonies surround Silver Bells; White Christmas; Deck the Halls; Silent Night; Joy to the World; Blue Christmas; The Christmas Song; Here Comes Santa Claus , and more! Continue reading “The Platters – A Special Christmas Collection (1998)”

Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}
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Total Size: 249 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc, Japan | Cat#: UDCD 535 | Genre: R&B

Both artistically and commercially, Boz Scaggs had his greatest success with Silk Degrees. The laid-back singer hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly “Lowdown” (which has been sampled by more than a few rappers and remains a favorite among baby-boomer soul fans) and expressed his love of smooth soul Continue reading “Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}”

Various Artists – Early Girls Volume 1-5 (1995-2008)

Various Artists - Early Girls Volume 1-5 (1995-2008)

Various Artists – Early Girls Volume 1-5 (1995-2008)
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Total Size: 1.75 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Ace Records | Genre: Pop, Oldie, R&B

Succulent selection of proto-Philly girls, country queens, Italian-American princesses, doo wop divas, swinging soul sisters, session stalwarts and Brill Building babes, from 1955 to the Beatles invasion of 1964. Five Discs with The Exciters, Betty Everett, Earl Jean, Toni Fisher, The Essex, Janie Grant, The Hearts, The Shirelles, and many others Continue reading “Various Artists – Early Girls Volume 1-5 (1995-2008)”

Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011) {Japanese Edition}

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011) {Japanese Edition}

Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011) {Japanese Edition}
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Total Size: 304 MB (CD) + 415 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music, Japan | Cat#: UICI-1102 | Genre: R&B

The qualities of a vocal genius don’t always become clear when she’s singing classic material. Often as not, her abilities to both personalize and transcend a lifeless song with a stellar performance reveal the character behind the singer. Both Billie Holiday and Otis Redding excelled no matter what they were recording, whether it was a timeless standard or a studio throwaway. This collection of Amy Winehouse material, released to coincide with the first Christmas season after her death in July 2011 Continue reading “Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011) {Japanese Edition}”

Amy Winehouse – Black To Black (2006) {2007, Deluxe Edition}

Amy Winehouse - Black To Black (2006) {2007, Deluxe Edition}

Amy Winehouse – Black To Black (2006) {2007, Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG
Total Size: 388 MB (CDs) + 669 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Island Records, EU | Cat#: 175 563 1 | Genre: R&B

A collection of B-sides to Amy Winehouse’s massive Back to Black album, this eight-track set features a range of material (nearly all consisting of covers) and functions at nearly the same high level as the A-sides and album tracks — no small feat. The first track is a slower version of the Zutons’ song “Valerie” that Winehouse had done earlier with Mark Ronson for Ronson’s Version album (and also featured in the film 27 Dresses). The second is Sam Cooke’s “Cupid,” done refreshingly simply, and bolstered most by Winehouse’s expressive voice. The third is Toots & the Maytals’ “Monkey Man,” and here too Winehouse Continue reading “Amy Winehouse – Black To Black (2006) {2007, Deluxe Edition}”