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The O’Jays – Ship Ahoy (1973) [Reissue 2003] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

The O’Jays – Ship Ahoy (1973) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD/DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:49 minutes | Scans included | 4,24 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 48:06 minutes | Full Scans included | 0,98 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround sound | Genre: Soul, Funk

The “other” O’Jays album masterpiece, Ship Ahoy combined shattering message tracks and stunning love songs in a fashion matched only by Curtis Mayfield’s finest material. From the album cover showing a slave ship to the memorable title song and incredible “For the Love of Money,” Gamble and Huff addressed every social ill from envy to racism and greed. Eddie Levert’s leads were consistently magnificent, as were the harmonies, production and arrangements. “Put Your Hands Together” and “You Got Your Hooks In Me” would be good album cuts, but on Ship Ahoy they were merely icing on the cake.

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Jacob Banks – The Boy Who Cried Freedom (EP) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Jacob Banks
Album: The Boy Who Cried Freedom (EP)
Genre: Soul
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 99 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Birmingham, England-born R&B artist Jacob Banks was regularly encouraged by a close friend to pursue a career in music, following the many local gigs that the pair attended. When his friend passed away in 2011, Banks sang at his funeral and subsequently focused his attention on ensuring that a wide audience heard his smooth and calm baritone voice. In 2012, a regional category at the Mobo UnSung awards was only one of a handful of competitions that he was successful in that year. By the time 2013 came around, he had already recorded his debut EP and supported east London hip-hop artist Plan B. Following the release of the EP The Monologue, in January he began to receive regular airplay on mainstream U.K. radio and was also asked to support Emeli Sand on her spring 2013 tour. By the summer his soulful vocals appeared on Wretch 32’s minor U.K. hit “Doing OK,” and the pair planned to work on further material. Two years later, he delivered the EP The Paradox, which included the single “Monster,” featuring Avelino. Also around this time, Banks guested on several tracks, appearing on Sigma’s “Redemption” and SeeB’s “What Do You Love?” In 2016, he released the single “Monster 2.0,” featuring Boogie. ~ James Wilkinson

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Billy Porter – Billy Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Billy Porter
Album: Billy Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers
Genre: Soul
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 340 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers is the creative vision of Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist Billy Porter, featuring new, soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs. Porter has enlisted Broadway and music’s biggest contemporary stars to join him in reimagining classic tunes from the Rodgers songbook for a new generation, including Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Patina Miller (Pippin), and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton), Grammy Award winners Pentatonix and India.Arie, Tony Award nominees Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Joshua Henry (Violet), and Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), alongside YouTube sensation Todrick Hall and multiple Grammy Award nominees Deborah Cox and Ledisi.

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Aretha Franklin – The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (1962/2011) [HDTracks 24-96]

Aretha Franklin – The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (1962/2011) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:45 minutes | 901 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

The Electrifying Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul’s sophomore album for Columbia Records. Produced by Hammond, this intimate outing features hits including “You Made Me Love You,” “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” and “It’s So Heartbreakin’.” This 1962 classic is an outstanding representation of Franklin’s undeniable power and musicianship. This deluxe reissue version contains seven bonus tracks.

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Aretha Franklin – Take A Look: The Clyde Otis Sessions (1964/2011) [HDTracks 24-96]

Aretha Franklin – Take A Look: The Clyde Otis Sessions (1964/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:34 minutes | 0,97 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

Aretha Franklin has simply been one of the greatest singers of the modern generation, and whether bringing her powerful, passionate voice to bear on gospel standards, songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, pop ditties, or deep Southern soul and R&B, she has always had the presence — much like Ray Charles — to make anything she touches unmistakably hers. Franklin began her career in gospel when she was still a teenager, and her amazing vocal talents, coupled with her fine piano playing, marked her as a once-in-a-lifetime kind of artist, qualities very apparent to legendary talent scout John Hammond, who signed her to Columbia Records. The problem Hammond and Columbia immediately ran into, though, was how to best present that spirited voice to the secular pop world. Between 1960 and 1969 (her first release for the label was actually in 1961), Columbia tried Franklin in a variety of styles and settings, and if none of them exactly caught fire the way her legendary later sides for Atlantic Records would, they still allowed Franklin to explore a lot of avenues, and she was too good a singer not to be at least memorable in all of them. This wonderful box set includes CDs of Franklin’s seven full-length albums for the label, two CDs of her work with producers Bobby Scott (in 1963) and Clyde Otis (in 1964), a CD of singles produced by Bob Johnston, plus rarities that were sweetened and released after Franklin left Columbia for Atlantic and a DVD featuring Franklin performing several songs at the piano on The Steve Allen Show in 1964. It’s a tremendous set, and it portrays an artist working her own way toward how to best present herself to the world. We all know she got there. ~~ AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

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Aretha Franklin – Runnin’ Out Of Fools (1964/2011) [HDTracks 24-96]

Aretha Franklin – Runnin’ Out Of Fools (1964/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:53 minutes | 683 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

Runnin’ Out Of Fools is an earlier album by Aretha Franklin and was originally released in 1964. It was produced by Clyde Otis and the music was arranged and conducted by Belford C. Hendricks.

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Aretha Franklin – Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo (1961/2011) [HDTracks 24-96]

Aretha Franklin – Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo (1961/2011) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:43 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

On her debut for Columbia Records, the legendary Aretha Franklin demonstrates her ability to evoke a variety of moods from the compelling “All Night Long” through the saucy “Sweet Lover,” to the rocking “Who Needs You?” Produced by John Hammond, the album features all-star musicians including Ray Bryant on piano. This quintessential collection serves as Lady Soul’s first steps and a must for any music connoisseur.

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Aretha Franklin – A Bit Of Soul (1965/2011) [HDTracks 24-96]

Aretha Franklin – A Bit Of Soul (1965/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:58 minutes | 900 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as ‘Respect’, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘Think’. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

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Deniece Williams-Black Butterfly The Essential Niecy 40th Anniversary Collection-REMASTERED-2CD-FLAC-2016-WRE

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Deniece Williams-Black Butterfly The Essential Niecy 40th Anniversary Collection-REMASTERED-2CD-FLAC-2016-WRE

Release Name: Deniece_Williams-Black_Butterfly__The_Essential_Niecy__40th_Anniversary_Collection-REMASTERED-2CD-FLAC-2016-WRE
Artist: Deniece Williams
Album: Black Butterfly The Essential Niecy 40th Anniversary Collection
Genre: Soul
Year: 2016
Tracks: 17
Duration: 02:36:45
Size: 957.26 MB

Tracklist:

  1. Deniece Williams – Free – 5:58 (805 kbps , 34.39 MB)
  2. Deniece Williams – Baby Baby My Love’s All For You – 4:08 (855 kbps , 25.3 MB)
  3. Deniece Williams – What Two Can Do – 3:54 (821 kbps , 22.93 MB)
  4. Deniece Williams – I Found Love – 3:51 (879 kbps , 24.23 MB)
  5. Deniece Williams – It’s Gonna Take A Miracle – 4:11 (832 kbps , 24.86 MB)
  6. Deniece Williams – Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (Duet With Johnny Mathis) – 3:00 (834 kbps , 17.86 MB)
  7. Deniece Williams – Waiting By The Hotline – 3:41 (890 kbps , 23.39 MB)
  8. Deniece Williams – It’s Your Conscience (Single Version) – 3:54 (858 kbps , 23.91 MB)
  9. Deniece Williams – Waiting (Single Version) – 3:34 (756 kbps , 19.3 MB)
  10. Deniece Williams – Silly – 5:58 (782 kbps , 33.39 MB)
  11. Deniece Williams – If You Don’t Believe – 7:59 (749 kbps , 42.72 MB)
  12. Deniece Williams – God Is Amazing – 4:01 (776 kbps , 22.34 MB)
  13. Deniece Williams – You’re All I Need To Get By (Duet With Johnny Mathis) – 2:39 (847 kbps , 16.06 MB)
  14. Deniece Williams – That’s What Friends Are For – 4:26 (825 kbps , 26.18 MB)
  15. Deniece Williams – The Boy I Left Behind – 3:35 (902 kbps , 23.1 MB)
  16. Deniece Williams – I’ve Got The Next Dance (12” Version) – 6:25 (925 kbps , 42.52 MB)
  17. Deniece Williams – Cause You Love Me Baby – 4:08 (851 kbps , 25.18 MB)
  18. Deniece Williams – When Love Comes Calling – 3:27 (888 kbps , 21.94 MB)
  19. Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy (12” Version) – 6:02 (919 kbps , 39.69 MB)
  20. Deniece Williams – Do What You Feel (Single Version) – 4:09 (875 kbps , 25.98 MB)
  21. Deniece Williams – Without Us (Duet With Johnny Mathis) – 4:03 (818 kbps , 23.65 MB)
  22. Deniece Williams – I Can’t Wait – 4:27 (958 kbps , 30.45 MB)
  23. Deniece Williams – I’m So Proud – 3:55 (793 kbps , 22.19 MB)
  24. Deniece Williams – Black Butterfly – 4:28 (853 kbps , 27.22 MB)
  25. Deniece Williams – Next Love – 4:35 (870 kbps , 28.54 MB)
  26. Deniece Williams – Never Say Never (12” Version) – 5:09 (853 kbps , 31.44 MB)
  27. Deniece Williams – Wiser And Weaker – 5:15 (949 kbps , 35.59 MB)
  28. Deniece Williams – I Confess (Single Version) – 3:54 (911 kbps , 25.41 MB)
  29. Deniece Williams – All I Need – 4:15 (860 kbps , 26.15 MB)
  30. Deniece Williams – Healing – 4:48 (854 kbps , 29.26 MB)
  31. Deniece Williams – Every Moment (Single Version) – 4:23 (928 kbps , 29.13 MB)
  32. Deniece Williams – This Is As Good As It Gets – 4:31 (862 kbps , 27.85 MB)
  33. Deniece Williams – You’re All That Matters – 5:19 (834 kbps , 31.7 MB)
  34. Deniece Williams – Love Won’t Let Me Wait (Duet With Johnny Mathis) – 4:17 (802 kbps , 24.53 MB)
  35. Deniece Williams – Why Can’t We Fall In Love – 4:42 (860 kbps , 28.86 MB)

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