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Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. II (1988)

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Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. II (1988)

Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 2 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Quiet Storm, Disco, Soul | Label: Columbia | # CK 45013 | Time: 00:43:28

The second collection covering hit singles from the '70s top funk and soul band, Earth, Wind & Fire. This anthology has recently been supplanted by a box set covering virtually all of their big Columbia singles and some early Warners material. If you enjoyed their disco and late '70s cuts more than the early tracks, this anthology is worth getting.

Diana Ross - Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs (1993)

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Diana Ross - Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs (1993)

Diana Ross - Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs (1993)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 4:44:42 | 674 Mb / 2.54 Gb
Genre: Disco, Pop

Avec sa carrière d’artiste solo, Diana Ross s’inscrit parmi les chanteuses les plus couronnées de succès de l’ère du rock. Si l’on considère sa participation dans les années 60 en tant que chanteuse principale dans le groupe the Supremes, peut-être est-elle même la chanteuse qui a connu le plus grand succès. Elle lance sa carrière solo en 1969 et se tourne vers le cinéma en 1972, figurant dans une biographie filmée de Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues. La bande-son est nº 1 des classements et elle se voit décerner un Academy Award. Elle enregistre le plus gros tube de sa carrière en 1981, un duo avec Lionel Richie intitulé "Endless Love."

Diana Ross - Love & Life: The Very Best Of Diana Ross (2001)

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Diana Ross - Love & Life: The Very Best Of Diana Ross (2001)

Diana Ross - Love & Life: The Very Best Of Diana Ross (2001)
FLAC (tracks+.cue,log artwork) / MP3 320 kbps | 2:28:30 | 407 Mb / 1.08 Gb
Genre: Disco, Soul

Import only single disc edition of the R&B diva's 2001 greatest hits collection containing tracks culled from the limited double disc edition, including the track 'Goin' Back' which was specifically recorded for this release. Though best remembered for her stint in the '60s fronting Motown favorites The Supremes, Miss Ross enjoyed a successful career throughout the '70s and '80s which included a plethora of hits as well as acclaimed acting roles. This collection not only features her biggest solo hits, it also contains a few Supremes favorites as well. Features 21 tracks including, 'You Can't Hurry Love', 'Touch Me In The Morning', 'Love Hangover', 'Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)', 'Muscles', 'Endless Love' (with Lionel Ritchie), 'Chain Reaction' and more. EMI.

Chris Farlowe - Stormy Monday: The Blues Years 1985-2008 (2024)

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Chris Farlowe - Stormy Monday: The Blues Years 1985-2008 (2024)

Chris Farlowe - Stormy Monday: The Blues Years 1985-2008 (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:56:23 | 538 Mb / 1.45 Gb
Genre: Blues Rock, Soul, Rhythm and Blues

Chris Farlowe always seemed destined for great things as a singer – and based on the company he kept on-stage and the people he worked with in the mid-'60s, he did succeed, at least on that level. Born John Henry Deighton in Islington, North London, in 1940, he reached his early teens just as the skiffle boom was breaking in England, and was inspired by Lonnie Donegan to enter music. His first band was his own John Henry Skiffle Group, where he played guitar as well as sang, but he gave up playing to concentrate on his voice, as he made the switch to rock & roll. He eventually took the name Chris Farlowe, the surname appropriated from American jazz guitarist Tal Farlow, and was fronting a group called the Thunderbirds, as Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds. They built their reputation as a live act in England and Germany, and slowly switched from rock & roll to R&B during the early years of the '60s. Their debut single, "Air Travel," released in 1962, failed to chart, but the following year, Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds (whose ranks included future star guitarist Albert Lee) were signed to EMI's Columbia imprint, through which they issued a series of five singles thru 1966, all of which got enthusiastic critical receptions while generating poor sales.

Donna Summer - Crayons (3CD, 2016)

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Donna Summer - Crayons (3CD, 2016)

Donna Summer - Crayons (3CD, 2016)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 3:19:04 | 1.39 Gb
Genre: Disco, Pop, Soul

DONNA SUMMER gained prominence during the 1970s disco era, propelled by her incessant and creative driving force behind the genre's global popularity, rightly earning the title "Queen Of Disco" and becoming one of the most successful recording artists of the entire decade.

Donna Summer - Hits, Singles & More (2015)

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Donna Summer - Hits, Singles & More (2015)

Donna Summer - Hits, Singles & More (2015)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:17:05 | 966 Mb
Genre: Pop, Funk, Soul

Donna Summer's title as the "Queen of Disco" wasn't mere hype. Like many of her contemporaries, she was a talented vocalist trained as a powerful gospel belter, but she set herself apart with her songwriting ability, magnetic stage presence, and shrewd choice of studio collaborators, all of which resulted in sustained success. During the '70s alone, she topped the Billboard club chart 11 times with high-quality, often high-concept material that included the rapturous "Love to Love You Baby" (1975), the innovative "I Feel Love" (1977), a radically transformed "MacArthur Park" (1978), and one of her five Grammy-winning recordings, "Hot Stuff" (1979).

Donna Summer - Donna Summer (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1982/2014)

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Donna Summer - Donna Summer (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1982/2014)

Donna Summer - Donna Summer (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:18:38 | 181 / 510 Mb
Genre: Disco, Pop, Funk, Soul

The follow-up to Donna Summer's first big Geffen album did reasonably well and proved to be the lull before the storm. "State of Independence" just missed being a hit, and "Woman In Me" cracked the pop and R&B Top 40, although it wasn't a smash. But the album mostly reaffirmed that Summer was back in stride and hadn't merely scored a fluke with her previous release.

Donna Summer - All Systems Go (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1987/2014)

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Donna Summer - All Systems Go (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1987/2014)

Donna Summer - All Systems Go (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:19:49 | 183 / 584 Mb
Genre: Disco, Pop, Funk, Soul

Donna Summer's return to glory and steadily building comeback lost precious ground with this album, a symptom of what went wrong with her Geffen albums. It wasn't aggressive rock, entertaining pop, or rhythmically exciting dance/disco. Instead, it was an indecisively sung, poorly produced collection of pop/rock clichés and superficial songs. It did contain one nice song in her cover of Brenda Russell's "Dinner with Gershwin," but she couldn't build from that number.

Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time (1977/2020)

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Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time (1977/2020)

Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time (1977/2020)
FLAC (tracks+cue, log, scans) / MP3 320 kbps | 69:31 | 499 / 213 Mb
Genre: Disco, Funk, Soul

Once Upon a Time is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Donna Summer. It was released on October 31, 1977, and peaked at No. 26 on the US Billboard 200, number thirteen on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 24 on the UK Albums Chart. The entire album charted as one entry at No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart. Once Upon a Time includes the singles "I Love You", "Fairy Tale High", "Once Upon a Time" and "Rumour Has It". The album did not spawn a hit single as popular as "I Feel Love".

Glass Pyramid - Unreleased Archives 1979-1989 (2009)

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Glass Pyramid - Unreleased Archives 1979-1989 (2009)

Glass Pyramid - Unreleased Archives 1979-1989 (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 MB
57:51 | Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Peoples Potential Unlimited

Based in Washington, DC, the deal of ultra-rare and obscure records attracts the hot eyes of dealers and collectors all over the world, and discovers and distributes transcendent disco boogie-minor & local private modern soul. PPU (PEOPLE POTENTIAL UNLIMITED) sponsored by ANDREW MORGAN, which is now attracting a lot of attention not only from 80's-DISCO freaks but also from the FUNK-RARE GROOVE scene. The first CD work will finally be released from PPU, which has provided astonishing sound sources with DJ & collector-use records as the main format!

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

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VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 260 MB
58:59 | Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Vocal, Ballad | Label: Kent

The songs of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson could occupy a whole Hall Of Fame to themselves. There can’t be any students of popular music who are not familiar with at least a few of their classics, be they their own hits like ‘Solid’ or those they wrote for Motown’s ‘A’ list artists, such as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’ for Marvin & Tammi and ‘Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)’ for Diana Ross.
These and many like them are as much a part of our lives as getting up in the morning. Less well known outside of connoisseur soul circles are the songs they wrote in the years immediately leading up to ‘Ain’t No Mountain’, with their original collaborator Joshie “Jo” Armstead. Between 1964 and 1967, the trio collaborated on a significant number of superior songs to provide hits for artists including Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown, Betty Everett, Aretha Franklin and scores more.

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

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Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 644 Mb | Scans ~ 732 Mb
Genre: R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Soul-Blues | Time: 04:41:11

Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.'s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The British press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alcohol, and tragic end, but fans and critics alike embraced her rugged charm, brash sense of humor, and distinctively soulful and jazzy vocals. Her platinum-selling breakthrough album, Frank (2003), elicited comparisons ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Macy Gray and Lauryn Hill. Interestingly enough, despite her strong accent and vernacular, one can often hear aspects of each of those singers' vocal repertoires in Winehouse's own voice. Nonetheless, her allure had always been her songwriting – almost always deeply personal but best known for its profanity and brutal candor.

Donna Summer - Cats Without Claws (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1984/2014)

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Donna Summer - Cats Without Claws (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1984/2014)

Donna Summer - Cats Without Claws (Re-Mastered & Expanded) (1984/2014)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:12:13 | 166 / 512 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco

Although it's now widely perceived as a flop, in truth Donna Summer made the Top 40 with this album, and the song "There Goes My Baby" reached the Top 30 on both the R&B and pop charts, while "Supernatural Love" also made both surveys. But it wasn't as lofty a triumph as Summer had routinely enjoyed, and there were danger signs lurking in her relationship with Geffen. Still, as her 1980s output goes, this was far superior to the reviews it received and the reputation it carries.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb | Time: 00:50:18
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3060

A sort of a sequel to Gatemouth's 1974 Cajun country & western cowboy album Down South in the Bayou Country, the originally issued Bogalusa Boogie Man consists of 12 tracks performed in more or less that same vein. "Bogalusa Boogie Man" was recorded in Bogalusa, LA, during March of 1975, almost exactly one year after Bayou Country. Material for this project was composed by Danny Morrison, Red Lane, Hoyt Garrick, David Craig, Jerry Hubbard, Pat Rush, Fred Martin, and Little Feat founder Lowell George, whose "Dixie Chicken" features "vocals by everyone around in the studio, including friends and neighbors and the one and only Woody Lee Lewis." George is said to have singled out this version as his all-time favorite.

The Holmes Brothers - Righteous!: The Essential Collection (2002)

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The Holmes Brothers - Righteous!: The Essential Collection (2002)

The Holmes Brothers - Righteous!: The Essential Collection (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 510 MB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 206 MB
1:14:20 | Soul, Blues, Gospel | Label: Rounder Records

Andy Breslau described the Holmes Brothers' music as "gospel-infused doo wop funk," which pretty much captures the spirit and synthesis of their style. Combining old R&B, soul, and gospel, brothers Sherman and Wendell Holmes along with Popsy Dixon create a rich sound filled with lovely harmony. The intensity of the group's studio performances evokes a live feel, offering an inkling of what their performances at Lynch's in Manhattan must have sounded like during the '80s. Righteous! collects almost 75 minutes of material from the group's four Rounder albums, beginning with In the Spirit in 1990 and ending with Promised Land in 1997. The album kicks off with a bit of electric blues topped with a healthy dose of soul on "Got Myself Together," a song that jumps out of the gate at a gallop and holds to a steady gait for five minutes. Gospel-drenched pieces like "Promised Land," complete with electric guitar, will have non-believers singing along, while classics like "There Goes My Everything" combine classic soul with a touch of country. One also wouldn't want to miss the Holmes Brothers' takes on Tom Waits' "Train Song" and the Beatles' "And I Love Her." Breslau's liner notes, which travel back to the Holmes Brothers' residency at Lynch's, are both edifying and fun to read. While all of the albums the Holmes Brothers recorded for Rounder are worthy efforts, Righteous! offers a solid introduction to anyone who has missed out on their wonderful music.