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Marcus Miller - Laid Black (2018) {Blue Note}

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Marcus Miller - Laid Black (2018) {Blue Note}

Marcus Miller - Laid Black (2018) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 338MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

Bass great Marcus Miller brings the influence of modern urban music to his trademark sound on his highly-anticipated, genre-defying new album Laid Black, which will be released June 1 on Blue Note Records. It’s been three years since Miller’s last album, Afrodeezia, which The New York Times called “vibrant and expressive… music that frames his playing beautifully.” Miller says: “Afrodeezia was like a musical voyage through my history. I followed the journey of my ancestors by collaborating with musicians along the African Slave route – musicians from West Africa, North Africa, South America and the Caribbean. With Laid Black, I decided to bring the music right up to the present - using elements from what’s happening in urban music today. So you’ll hear hip-hop, trap, soul, funk, R&B and jazz on this album.

Marcus Miller - Suddenly (1983) {Warner}

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Marcus Miller - Suddenly (1983) {Warner}

Marcus Miller - Suddenly (1983) {Warner}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 268MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, R&B, Fusion

Multi-talented Marcus Miller's debut Suddenly was issued in the spring of 1983 on Patrick Rains' PRA Records label through Warner Bros. Miller shared production chores with Ray Bardani and Michael Colina, whom he'd worked with before on sides for David Sanborn. It's a tasty showcase for the bassist/songwriter/vocalist/producer who went from New York session stardom to mega-stardom with his frequent collaborator Luther Vandross. Vandross does vocals on "Lovin' You," "Just for You," and the squishy "Be My Love."

The Love Unlimited Orchestra (Barry White) - Rhapsody In White (1974)

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The Love Unlimited Orchestra (Barry White) - Rhapsody In White (1974)

The Love Unlimited Orchestra (Barry White) - Rhapsody In White (1974)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Disco, Soul, Jazz-Funk | Label: Mercury | # 314 558 201-2 | Time: 00:38:54

The press may have dubbed Barry White "the walrus of love," but he was certainly the guru of something for many star crossed lovers across his Love Unlimited Orchestra output. While White rocketed up the charts with his solo "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More" in 1973, it was that same year's smash single "Love's Theme" that shot Love Unlimited Orchestra right up alongside him. Mostly instrumental, all orchestral, and packed with "that" tchka tchka guitar and full-fledged disco sound well before the genre reached maturity, Rhapsody in White set the stage and showcased the sounds that would shortly inspire a generation of producers, arrangers, and performers to start a million mirror balls spinning the world over. This album, in all its admitted smarminess, is a triumph.

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (1982) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered Reissue 2007

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Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (1982) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered Reissue 2007

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (1982)
2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered Reissue 2007

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 734 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 260 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Soul, Funk, Quiet Storm | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 88697 07557 2 | 01:53:54

Midnight Love is the seventeenth and final studio album (that is not a posthumous one) by Marvin Gaye. He signed with the label Columbia in March 1982 following his exit from Motown. The final album to be released before his death, it ultimately became the most successful album of Gaye's entire career. The disc was certified triple platinum in the United States, selling well over six million copies worldwide. It was nominated for a 1984 Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, spawning the two-time Grammy Award-winning smash, "Sexual Healing". It was ranked number 37 on the Rolling Stone list of the best albums of the 1980s decade and the NME named the album as its Album of the Year in 1983. In 1998, Sony Music re-released the album as a two-CD "Legacy" edition set titled Midnight Love and the Sexual Healing Sessions. The same edition would be re-released in 2007, to celebrate the album's 25th anniversary since its release.

VA - The 1959 R&B Hits Collection (2023)

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VA - The 1959 R&B Hits Collection (2023)

VA - The 1959 R&B Hits Collection (2023)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 697 MB
4:50:35 | R&B, Soul, Pop, Blues | Label: Acrobat

This continues the strand of R&B and country collections associated with Acrobat’s highly popular “America’s Greatest Hits” series, this one focusing on the top R&B records in the US Billboard charts during 1959. This great value 115-track 4-CD anthology includes, with the exception of certain records which are unavailable for inclusion due to copyright restrictions, just about every record which peaked in the Top 14 positions of Billboard’s “Hot R&B Sides” chart during the year. The pop and R&B market was continuing to evolve as rock ‘n’ roll matured, and new strands arrived, with pop-flavoured R&B vocal groups making a significant impact, along with fine R&B vocalists who readily crossed into the pop charts, while the boundaries between pop and R&B continued to become less clear, as some pure pop records got traction on R&B radio stations.

VA - The R&B No. 1s Of The '40s (2023)

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VA - The R&B No. 1s Of The '40s (2023)

VA - The R&B No. 1s Of The '40s (2023)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 707 MB
4:51:41 | Pop, Soul, R&B, Blues | Label: Acrobat

Acrobat has devoted a number of collections over the years to anthologies of the biggest hits in different years and decades across different genres, and this one fills a particular gap in the catalogue, bringing together all the records which featured at No. 1 in all of Billboard’s charts relating to the R&B market during the 1940s. In October 1942, Billboard launched the “Harlem Hit Parade”, which was replaced in February 1945 by the “Most Played Juke Box Race Records”, to which in 1948 was added the “Best Selling Retail Race Records”. This 97-track 4-CD collection features every record which reached No. 1 in any of those charts, apart from a few which are unavailable for copyright reasons. We have also included those from 1950, as it is arguably the final year of the decade, and we had space in the 4-CD format to accommodate them for the benefit of collectors who do not have our “R&B No. 1s of the ‘50s” set.

Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)

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Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)

Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 554 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans ~ 85 Mb | 01:17:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Funk | Motown Records #602498621882

During times of extreme political and social change, Stevie Wonder's voice and songwriting served as cultural and spiritual guideposts to many a listener, often lending insight and a barometer with which to measure the ways of the world. But that was largely during the golden phase of his career, generally regarded as being the late '60s through 1980's Hotter Than July. His work in the mid-'80s through the '90s was marginal in comparison, only hinting at glimpses of former brilliance, sugar-coated by over-polished production and radio-friendly content. So with a decade passing since his last full-length, 1995's Conversation Piece, people waited with bated breath for a sign of his return…and wondered which Wonder would show up: would it be the socially conscious genius who wrote anthems for a generation, or the R&B crooner who dominated quiet storm radio? Thankfully, it's a blend of both.

VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013) 75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

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VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013) 75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013)
75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 956 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 416 Mb
Label: One Day | # DAY3CD028 | Time: 03:02:05 | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Rock & Roll, Pop, Country, R&B, Doo-Wop, Jazz, Blues

Mercury Records was founded in 1945 and originally only signed black artists. By 1962, the year of our compilation, they had recruited a host of new artists of all hues which made Mercury the dominant force in jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and pop in the US. These artists included Little Richard, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Jivin' Gene, Clyde McPhatter, Charles Aznavour, Quincy Jones, Patti Page, Ray Stevens and many more.

Donna Summer - Walk Away: Collector's Edition (The Best Of 1977-1980) (1980)

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Donna Summer - Walk Away: Collector's Edition (The Best Of 1977-1980) (1980)

Donna Summer - Walk Away: Collector's Edition (The Best Of 1977-1980) (1980)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 308 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Full Scans | 00:37:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Disco, R&B, Dance, Pop | Casablanca / Phonogram #810 011-2

A collection of later Donna Summer material, including such song as "On the Radio," "I Feel Love," and "Bad Girls." Although disco was beginning to peak, Summer was riding high, dominating the R&B and pop charts. In some ways, these songs were more varied than her pre-'77 cuts, because only "Love to Love You Baby," from her Oasis material, was a major hit.

Stevie Wonder - Love Songs: 20 Classic Hits (1985)

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Stevie Wonder - Love Songs: 20 Classic Hits (1985)

Stevie Wonder - Love Songs: 20 Classic Hits (1985)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 416 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 184 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Funk | RCA Records / Motown Records #530 037-2

Stevie Wonder is a much-beloved American icon and an indisputable genius not only of R&B but popular music in general. Blind virtually since birth, Wonder's heightened awareness of sound helped him create vibrant, colorful music teeming with life and ambition. Nearly everything he recorded bore the stamp of his sunny, joyous positivity; even when he addressed serious racial, social, and spiritual issues (which he did quite often in his prime), or sang about heartbreak and romantic uncertainty, an underlying sense of optimism and hope always seemed to emerge. Much like his inspiration, Ray Charles, Wonder had a voracious appetite for many different kinds of music, and refused to confine himself to any one sound or style.

Diana Ross - Sings Songs From The Wiz (2015)

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Diana Ross - Sings Songs From The Wiz (2015)

Diana Ross - Sings Songs From The Wiz (2015)
FLAC (tracks, digital booklet) - 300 MB
45:50 | Soul, R&B | Label: UNI - MOTOWN

Of all the known treasures resting in the Motown vaults, one of the most tantalizing had always been Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz. Not a lot was known about the project, aside from the fact that Ross recorded it soon after she’d filmed her role as Dorothy for the 1978 movie musical The Wiz. Of course, the reason for recording the album was obvious; MCA Records released the film’s actual soundtrack, and Motown wanted to be ready with its own project to capitalize off of the anticipated success. After all, Diana Ross was still a Motown artist, and her previous two films (Lady Sings The Blues and Mahogany) had led to a #1 album and a #1 single, respectively; surely this — a full-fledged musical — would do the same. But when The Wiz finally opened in October 1978, it performed far below expectations, despite boasting a big budget and an all-star cast. Thus, the planned Motown Wiz LP was put on the shelf, and Miss Ross moved forward with another album (1979’s The Boss, restoring her to popular favor).

VA - NOW YEARBOOK 1986 (4CD, 2023)

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VA - NOW YEARBOOK 1986 (4CD, 2023)

VA - NOW YEARBOOK 1986 (4CD, 2023)
MP3 320 kbps | 5:24:58 | 739 Mb
Genre: Dance, Disco, Reggae, RnB, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock / Label: Universal Music

NOW Music is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing ‘Yearbook’ series, NOW – Yearbook 1986; 80 tracks from a fantastic year in pop!Opening with two stellar #1s, ‘A Different Corner’ from George Michael and ‘The Sun Always Shines On T.V.’ from a-ha, before leading into huge hits from Duran Duran (‘Notorious’), Kate Bush (‘Hounds Of Love’) and ‘Thorn In My Side’ from Eurythmics.

Delegation - II (1981) {Finesse}

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Delegation - II (1981) {Finesse}

Delegation - II (1981) {Finesse}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 306MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Digitally remastered edition of this second album from the Soul/Funk act. 1981 would see the release of Delegation II, which created such hits as the single 'I Wantcha Back', a low tempo, funky bass line driven Disco single. ' In The Night' stepped up the heat, again driven by the incredible talents of Jon Plotel on bass and the Lynton Naiff arranged string section. 'Singing' losed out the single releases, a big production number with some great performances by Jon Plotel, Lynton Naiff, Robert J. Ahwai on guitar and Kofi Aivor on percussion and of course the incredible horn section that feature throughout the album.

Delegation - The Promise Of Love (1977) {Clinck Records Japan}

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Delegation - The Promise Of Love (1977) {Clinck Records Japan}

Delegation - The Promise Of Love (1977) {Clinck Records Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 417MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Delegation was a British soul musical group with a lengthy career, and an amount of international success. They are generally viewed in the U.S. as a one-hit wonder, based on the crossover hit, "Oh Honey" (1978). Their biggest UK success came in 1977, with the Top 30 hit single, "Where Is The Love (We Used to Know)" This 12-track album featured the soul classics "You've Been Doing Me Wrong" and "Oh Honey" and the disco tunes "Back Door Love", "Soul Trippin'", "The Promise of Love", and "Where is the Love We Used to Know".

Narada Michael Walden - Divine Emotion (1988) {Reprise 9 25694-2}

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Narada Michael Walden - Divine Emotion (1988) {Reprise 9 25694-2}

Narada Michael Walden - Divine Emotion (1988) {Reprise 9 25694-2}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u+MD5 | Full Scans 600dpi | 349 MB
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

Narada Michael Walden (born Michael Walden on April 23, 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. He was given the name Narada by guru Sri Chinmoy in the early 1970s and his musical career spans three decades, in which he was awarded several gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. Walden has also owned and operated Tarpan Studios, a well-known recording studio in San Rafael, California, since the mid-1980s.