2013 Funk

Calvin Keys - Electric Keys (2013) {Wide Hive WH-0313}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 18, 2017
Calvin Keys - Electric Keys (2013) {Wide Hive WH-0313}

Calvin Keys - Electric Keys (2013) {Wide Hive WH-0313}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 315 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Wide Hive Records | WH-0313
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Blues / Jazz Funk / Guitar

Calvin, best known for his work with Ray Charles and Aahmad Jamal, returns with his first solo album in seven years. On 'Electric Keys' Calvin adeptly navigates straight ahead, Funk, and Blues, all the while maintaining the quintessential Calvin touch for which he is well-respected. Soul jazz is alive and well. With a sound that updates Wes Montgomery‘s fluid lines and combines that style with a head-nodding groove that will be familiar to fans of boogaloo revivalists such as The New Mastersounds and Soulive, Keys is in fact the real deal. Having cut his teeth as an able sideman to the likes of Ahmad Jamal and Jimmy Smith, Keys’ career releasing albums under his own name only began in earnest relatively recently; though 1997’s Standard Keys was his fifth album, the previous four were released across a span of some sixteen years.
First Choice - Hold Your Horses (1979) {2013 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0232}

First Choice - Hold Your Horses (1979) {2013 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0232}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 550 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 185 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 58 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 2013 Verse Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0232
R&B / Soul / Philly Soul / Disco

FIRST CHOICE, a female vocal trio hailing from Philadelphia, spent much of the 1970s signed to Philly Groove Records under the management of legendary Salsoul guitarist, songwriter and producer, Norman Harris. They released a string of hits throughout the mid to late 70s, the most prominent of which has to be their 1977 hit, Let No Man Put Asunder from the album Delusions which has almost 50 samples to its name, not including the countless samples of the 1983 Frankie Knuckles and Shep Pettibone remixes.
Chocolate Milk - Chocolate Milk (1976) [2013, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Chocolate Milk - Chocolate Milk (1976) [2013, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 48:55 Min | 370,27 Mb
Label: Funky Town Grooves (USA) | Cat.# FTG-350 | Released: 2013 (1976)

With influences ranging from the Meters to Kool & the Gang, New Orleans' Chocolate Milk let the funk flow on their self-titled sophomore album of 1976. No in-depth discussion of the history of African-American music would be complete without some mention of New Orleans, which was not only the birthplace of jazz €"it was also an important city for soul, funk, zydeco and the blues. The Crescent City had a rich R&B scene in the 1950s and 1960s, boasting expressive artists like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, the Meters, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner, the Neville Brothers and Aaron Neville.

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love [2CD] (2013)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Aug. 17, 2017
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love [2CD] (2013)

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love [2CD] (2013)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Blues | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:55:59 h. | 851,46 Mb
Label: Epic/Legacy (USA) | Cat.# 88697747002D1~2 | Released: 2013-04-16

Widely considered a cult classic, Inspiration Information was Otis' debut project as both an adult and a producer, having been a teenager backed on his two previous solo efforts by his father, R&B pioneer Johnny Otis. The change of overseeing the production himself would result in a less traditional approach to songwriting in regards to Otis' deep upbringing in the blues. In addition, the utilization of analog drum machines gave 'Inspiration' a newer electric sound that at the time were being used by only a handful of Otis' contemporaries, notably by Sly Stone on Sly and the Family Stone's 1971 hit album, There's A Riot Goin' On.
One Way featuring Al Hudson - One Way featuring Al Hudson (1980) [2013, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

One Way feat. Al Hudson - One Way feat. Al Hudson (1980) [2013, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 47:29 Min | 354,93 Mb
Label: PTG Records (Netherlands) | Cat.# PTG 34151 | Released: 2013 (1980)

Digitally re-mastered edition of the 1980 debut album from the R&B/Funk outfit. One Way was very popular in the late 1970's and throughout most of the 1980's. One Way was formed in 1979 in Detroit, Michigan as the newer incarnation of a band originally known as Soul Partners. The original members were Al Hudson, Alicia Myers, guitarists Dave Roberson and Cortez Harris, bassist Kevin McCord, drummer Gregory Green and keyboardist Jonathan Meadows. They first recorded as Al Hudson and the Partners, scoring an R&B hit on the ABC label called "You Can Do It" in 1979.
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967) {2013, Remastered} Repost / New Rip

Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967) {2013, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 309 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 34 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Stax Remasters #STX-34334-02

Albert King recorded a lot in the early '60s, including some classic sides, but they never quite hit the mark. They never gained a large audience, nor did they really capture the ferocity of his single-string leads. Then he signed with Stax in 1966 and recorded a number of sessions with the house band, Booker T. & the MG's, and everything just clicked. The MG's gave King supple Southern support, providing an excellent contrast to his tightly wound lead guitar, allowing to him to unleash a torrent of blistering guitar runs that were profoundly influential, not just in blues, but in rock & roll (witness Eric Clapton's unabashed copping of King throughout Cream's Disraeli Gears)…
Norman Connors - Love From The Sun (1974) & Slew Foot (1974) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Norman Connors - Love From The Sun (1974) & Slew Foot (1974) [2013, Remastered Reissue]
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 75:44 Min | 558,63 Mb
Label: Funky Town Grooves (USA) | Cat.# CSS-004 | Released: 2013-10-22 (1974)

In 2013, Funky Town Grooves reissued a significant portion of Norman Connors' discography as a leader slash highly connected talent organizer. Along with straightforward Dance of Magic/Dark of Light and You Are My Starship/Aquarian Dream two-for-one releases, as well as individualized bonus-track-enhanced reissues of Invitation and Take It to the Limit, there was this - a pairing of Connors' 1974 Buddah dates. Among the highlights: a gorgeous eight-minute "Love from the Sun," a storming version of Carlos Garnett's "Mother of the Future" (with Jean Carn at full, jaw-dropping power), and Reggie Lucas' funky instrumental "Slew Foot."

Gwen McCrae ‎- Melody Of Life (1979) [2013 BBR]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at July 8, 2017
Gwen McCrae ‎- Melody Of Life (1979) [2013 BBR]

Gwen McCrae ‎- Melody Of Life (1979) [2013 BBR]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 425 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk, Soul, R&B | Label: Big Break Records | Catalog Number: CDBBR0227

Gwen McCrae, a gutsy soul singer in the southern style and initially influenced by such leading lights of the soul world as Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, is known best for her 1975 R&B #1 Rockin Chair . Having married George Rock Your Baby McCrae after a whirlwind romance in 1963 the couple became a vocal duo and were discovered by influential singer/producer Betty Wright in the late 60s.

Robert Hurst - Bob: A Palindrome (2013)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 2, 2017
Robert Hurst - Bob: A Palindrome (2013)

Robert Hurst - Bob: A Palindrome (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Bebob | # 820467-11142-8 | Time: 01:08:42

Robert "Bob" Hurst's 2013 album Bob: A Palindrome follows up the bassist's 2010 studio album Bob Ya Head. Recorded in 2001, the album's release was delayed by 9/11, as well as Hurst's own busy career as a highly sought-after sideman and professor of music at the University of Michigan. Joining Hurst here are such longtime associates as saxophonist Branford Marsalis, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, flutist and bass clarinetist Bennie Maupin, pianist Robert Glasper, and percussionist Adam Rudolph. With all the songs composed and arranged by Hurst, including the epic mid-album Duke Ellington-style three-part "Middle Passage Suite," Bob: A Palindrome is a superb showcase for Hurst's improvisational skill, songwriting ability, and talent for assembling an all-star band. This is urbane, highly creative, and straight-ahead modern jazz at its finest.
Shawn Phillips - Rumplestiltskin's Resolve (1976 Remaster) (2013)

Shawn Phillips - Rumplestiltskin's Resolve (1976 Remaster) (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 264 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 129 MB | Covers Included | 42:14
Genre: Progressive Art Folk, Folk-Rock | Label: Talking Elephant Records | Catalog: TECD 212

Digitally re-mastered edition of this 1976 release, the 12th album from the enigmatic singer/songwriter. Shawn Phillips has recorded 20 albums and worked with musicians including Donovan, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bernie Taupin and many others. Shawn's seminal release was Second Contribution, but Rumplestiltskin's Resolve is rated by the fans as the high point in his musical career. In the 1960's, Phillips played on several Donovan albums, performed at the Isle of Wight festival, sang on the Beatles' "Lovely Rita", and was cast to play the lead in the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar (he had to withdraw due to his heavy recording and touring schedule).