A Cellarful of Motown

VA - A Twist Of Motown (2003)  

Posted by Thranduil at Sept. 9, 2009
VA - A Twist Of Motown (2003)

VA - A Twist Of Motown (2003)
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz | 1CD's | MP3 192 kbps CBR | Playtime: 01:02:11 | 78 MB

A very nice collection of some of Motowns best and a must have for any jazz listener, one of the best of the year!

VA - 100 Motown Classics (5 CD BOXSET) (2009)  Music

Posted by stfine at Jan. 3, 2010
VA - 100 Motown Classics (5 CD BOXSET) (2009)

VA - 100 Motown Classics (5 CD BOXSET) (2009)
Label: Universal music | R&B, Soul, Pop | MP3 VBR -V2 | tags, playlist | 422 MB

Motown was a record company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on April 14, 1960. The name, a portmanteau of the words motor and town, is also a nickname for Detroit. The company specialized in a type of soul music it referred to with the trademark "The Motown Sound". Complex arrangements and elaborate, melismatic vocal riffs were avoided; Motown producers believed steadfastly in the "KISS principle" ("keep it simple, stupid").

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2017
Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Within a refined setting of easy listening pop ballads and lightly funky up-tempo selections produced by Al McKay, Henderson proves himself an assured vocalist with mastery of clarity and phrasing. The problem here is the material isn't challenging enough – it's often formulaic and derivative of other early-'80s releases. Even a contribution from Stevie Wonder, "Crush on You," wanders into oblivion. But the singer's debonair tone and elegant, polished diction makes the weaker sound stronger. A perfect example is the mid-tempo "I'd Rather Be Gone," which suffers from a sleepy melody and clichéd rhythm arrangement.

The Beach Boys - Live In Chicago 1965 (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 20, 2016
The Beach Boys - Live In Chicago 1965 (2016) [TR24][OF]

The Beach Boys - Live In Chicago 1965
Pop, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 107:18 min | 1.90 GB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol Records | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2016

Over the past several years since copyright laws were changed in the EU, it has become a tradition at the end of the year for record labels to release “copyright extension” releases featuring unreleased material from their biggest artists to protect their interests in said material. Hot off the heels of a compilation of Motown unreleased material from 1965 comes another release in this vein from a group who has made this a yearly tradition: The Beach Boys. This last Friday, Capitol put up quietly (as is the norm with these releases) on all digital download services a set of two unreleased concerts: Live In Chicago 1965.

Michael McDonald - A Tribute to Motown Live (2011) [Blu-ray]  Music

Posted by juanchito at March 29, 2016
Michael McDonald - A Tribute to Motown Live (2011) [Blu-ray]

Michael McDonald - A Tribute to Motown Live (2011)
Blu-ray | BDMV | 1920x1080i, MPEG-4 AVC, 29.970 fps, ~23994 Kbps | 28.73 GB
Audio: DTS-HD MA 5.1 (48 kHz / 5048 kbps / 24-bit); LPCM 2.0 (48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit)
Blues | Length: 01:07:34 + 00:54:45
A Taste Of Honey ‎- Ladies Of The Eighties (1982) [2012 BBR]

A Taste Of Honey ‎- Ladies Of The Eighties (1982) [2012 BBR]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 525 MB | Covers Included
Soul | Label: BBR Records | Catalog Number:CDBBR0087

In 1982, A TASTE OF HONEY returned with their final album, LADIES OF THE EIGHTIES, produced by Al McKay of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 2, 2015
Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit (2015)

Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 463 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 58 Mb | Time: 01:10:27
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Concord/Universal | # 088807237436

GRAMMY-winning, guitarist Lee Ritenour, AKA Captain Fingers, has a wide-ranging array of material to revive, as evidenced by A Twist of Rit. 2015 commemorates 40 years since his debut recording, First Course, on Epic Records. A Twist of Rit, set for release on August 21, 2015 via Concord Records, is a magnificent follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2012 album Rhythm Sessions. Based on the wildly popular A Twist of… series that Ritenour curated for the GRP imprint, A Twist of Rit has the artist not reimagining Bob Marley, Jobim, or Motown but rather reimagining his own catalog of hits. There will also be a few new Ritenour compositions. Like the original Twist Of… series this will be an all-star affair featuring: John Beasley, Dave Grusin, Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts, Melvin Lee Davis, Michael Thompson, Wah Wah Watson, David T. Walker, Makoto Ozone, Tom Kennedy, Dave Weckl, Paulinho Da Costa, Ronald Bruner Jr., Chris Coleman, Bob Sheppard and Rashawn Ross.
VA - Going Back: A Collection Of Rhythm & Blues/Soul Harmony Sounds... (2000) **[RE-UP]**

VA - Going Back: A Collection Of Rhythm & Blues/Soul Harmony Sounds From The Galaxy, Fantasy, 4-J, Riverside and Specialty Labels (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 227 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 162 mb
Genre: doo-wop, R&B, soul, rock'n'roll

What unites these 26 tracks? They're all black vocal group sides from 1960-1970, originally released on the Galaxy, Fantasy, 4-J, Riverside, and Specialty labels. That might be a fragile thread to tie a compilation around, but basically it's a way for Fantasy, which now distributes Specialty, to round up a bunch of doo wop, R&B, and soul rarities that it has license to. It's an agreeable though not great listen, illustrating in a modest way the transitional links between doo wop and soul music.

Motown - Best Of Motown (2006)  

Posted by juanchito at May 27, 2013
Motown - Best Of Motown (2006)

Motown - Best Of Motown
Genre: Soul, Southern Soul, Deep Soul, Funk | PAL 720x576 (4:3) 25.000 fps, 5500 - 6384 kbps.
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 ch., DTS 2.0, 5.0 ch.. | 3.33 GB (DVD5) | 5% Recovery
Length: 01:02:30 | Uploaded/Bitshare/Freakshare | Links are interchangable

Drumdrops A Fistful of Drummers WAV AiFF REX2 MULTiTRACK DVDR [Repost]  Software

Posted by groovebeat at Feb. 27, 2013
Drumdrops A Fistful of Drummers WAV AiFF REX2 MULTiTRACK DVDR [Repost]

Drumdrops A Fistful of Drummers WAV AiFF REX2 MULTiTRACK DVDR | 8.48 GB

Fistful of Drummers contains 36 classic drum tracks in multi-track format supplied with tempo-mapped ProTools LE, Logic 6 and Cubase SE session files. Fistful of Drummers With a stylistic bias to the past, Fistful of Drummers contains covers of classic beats cut between 1960 and 1979 including Rare Groove, Funk, Old Soul, Bombastic 70s Rock and early Hip-Hop.