Aretha Otis

Aretha Franklin - So Damn Happy (2003/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Aretha Franklin - So Damn Happy (2003/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 44:41 minutes | 562 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"So Damn Happy" is the thirty-eighth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Her first studio album since her Gold-certified "A Rose Is Still a Rose" in 1998. The album was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. "Wonderful" won for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Aretha Franklin released only two new albums in the 1990s, but 2003 saw a flurry of activity, with Franklin putting out both the gospel album One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism and this secular R&B album. Her voice sounds as vibrant as ever, and most of the songs have a joyful feel that's no doubt influenced by the depth of Franklin's faith.
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information (1974) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information (1974) Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Luaka Bop | # 72438-50473-2-9 | 00:55:44

Like Stevie Wonder and Allen Toussaint before him–and Prince and D'Angelo afterward–Shuggie Otis was a musical visionary whose early 1970s recordings showed he could do it all, writing, arranging, performing, and producing some of the decade's most satisfying, innovative, and, unfortunately, overlooked music. This reissue of his 1974 Inspiration Information album–a soulful song cycle that took three years to create and was worth every minute–ranges from early drum machine-driven experiments like "Xl-30" and "Aht Uh Mi Hed" (note the Sly Stone spelling influence) to Otis's most stunning pop confection ever, "Strawberry Letter 23." (The latter song, which ended up being a big hit for the Brothers Johnson, is one of four bonus tracks taken from Otis's 1971 Freedom Flight album). Otis, who once turned down an offer to replace Mick Taylor in the Rolling Stones, continues to perform around the Bay Area on his own and with his father, bandleader Johnny Otis. Hopefully, the long-awaited resurrection of this material will help bring him the attention he deserves.

Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 22, 2017
Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)

Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Hightone | # HCD 8155 | Time: 00:45:32

Pianist Otis Spann played in Muddy Waters' band from 1953 to 1970, and was instrumental in creating the electric Chicago blues sound. These 11 tracks were recorded in the mid-'60s by Down Beat magazine editor Pete Welding, and were previously released as Otis Spann's Chicago Blues on Testament Records. This reissue omits the solo Spann material from the original disc and highlights the group recordings featuring S.P. Leary, Johnny Young, James Cotton, Willie Dixon, and Muddy Waters. While not as revolutionary as the records Spann played on with Muddy in the late '50s, you can't deny this lineup of seminal Chicago bluesmen doing what they did best.
Shuggie Otis - Shuggie's Boogie: Shuggie Otis Plays the Blues (1994) [Re-Up]

Shuggie Otis - Shuggie's Boogie: Shuggie Otis Plays the Blues (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Epic/Legacy | # EK 57903 | 00:52:23

Culled from four albums, except for one previously unreleased track, Shuggie's Boogie: Shuggie Otis Plays the Blues is a tour de force made all the more remarkable because the prodigy who produced it was so young. In fact, Shuggie Otis recalls during a boyish spoken intro in "Shuggie's Boogie" how he used to wear dark glasses and paint on a mustache to look older than his 14 or 15 years when he played in bars in the band of his legendary father Johnny Otis. During the same intro he effortlessly throws off guitar impersonations of T-Bone Walker, B.B. King and Elmore James. This compilation has a few rousing, up-tempo numbers, but the highlights are the slow, soulful tunes. One unfortunate omission is the seven-minute "Oxford Gray" from his 1970 album Here Comes Shuggie Otis.
Albert King / Otis Rush - Door To Door (1969) [Chess Legendary Masters Series, Remastered Reissue 1998]

Albert King / Otis Rush - Door To Door (1969)
Chess Legendary Masters Series, Remastered Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:26
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Chess/Universal | # MCD 09322, 329 322-2

Although Albert King is pictured on the front cover and has the lion's share of tracks on this excellent compilation, six of the fourteen tracks come from Rush's shortlived tenure with the label and are some of his very best. Chronologically, these are his next recordings after the Cobra sides and they carry a lot of the emotional wallop of those tracks, albeit with much loftier production values with much of it recorded in early stereo. Oddly enough, some of the material ("All Your Love," "I'm Satisfied [Keep on Loving Me Baby]") were remakes – albeit great ones – of tunes that Cobra had already released as singles! But Rush's performance of "So Many Roads" (featuring one of the greatest slow blues guitar solos of all time) should not be missed at any cost.
Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016] Audio Layer

Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans included
Deep Soul, Southern Soul | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 095 SA | 00:33:39

Otis Redding's third album presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding's version of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December. Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul is considered by many critics to be Redding's first great album. Recorded in April and July of 1965, it was released September 15th of that same year. The styles of Cooke and Redding couldn't have been more different; Cooke smooth and sure, Redding raw and pleading. But Redding's versions of "Shake" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" show how Cooke's sound and message helped shape Redding's Southern soul sound. Redding's singing reaches a new level of expressiveness with this as well as with covers of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" and the Motown hit "My Girl." This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analogue tapes.
Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 51:43 minutes | 598 MB
Pop, R&B, Soul| Label: Rhino, Official Digital Download

In January 1967, a 24-year old Aretha Franklin signed to Atlantic Records and began one of the most legendary runs in music history, releasing five U.S. hit singles in that year alone. Rhino celebrates the 50th anniversary of Franklin’s historic signing with an opportunity to hear her classic Atlantic masters like never before.
Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (2017)

Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 337 MB | Cover | 51:16 minutes
Pop, R&B, Soul | Label: Rhino (Warner)

In January 1967, a 24-year old Aretha Franklin signed to Atlantic Records and began one of the most legendary runs in music history, releasing five U.S. hit singles in that year alone. Rhino celebrates the 50th anniversary of Franklin’s historic signing with an opportunity to hear her classic Atlantic masters like never before.
Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2017)

Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:43 | 121 Mb
R'n'B, Soul, Gospel, Female Vocal | Label: Rhino Entertainment

A BRAND NEW ME: ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA pairs classic vocals from some of the most iconic songs that the Queen of Soul recorded for Atlantic Records with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A BRAND NEW ME features Franklin’s instantly recognizable voice woven together with new orchestral arrangements. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recorded the music at Abbey Road Studios in London, with brand new backing vocals led by Grammy®-winning singer Patti Austin. The result is another timeless record that retains the soul, groove, and gospel power of Franklin’s revered talent. Among the standout tracks are newly re-imagined versions of classics like the Billboard #1 R&B hits “Respect,” “Think,” “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),” and “Angel.”
Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) [2015, 2CD Collector's Edition]

Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) [2015, 2CD Collector's Edition]
R&B, Soul, Deep Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 02:03:31 h. | 794,94 Mb
Label: Rhino Records (USA) | Cat.# RF2 422140 | Released: 2015-09-18 (1965-09-15)

Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul, or simply Otis Blue, released September 15, 1965 on Stax Records, is the third studio album by soul singer Otis Redding. The album mainly consists of cover songs by popular R&B and soul artists, and, bar one track, was recorded in a 24-hour period over July 9/10 1965 at the Stax Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Otis Blue was critically acclaimed upon release and became one of Redding's most successful albums; it reached #6 on the UK Albums Chart, and was his first to reach the top spot of the Billboard R&B chart. Furthermore, it produced three popular singles, all charting at least in the top 50 on both the Billboard R&B and the Billboard Hot 100 chart.