African Soul

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997) [Re-Up]

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 562 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
African Jazz, Makossa, Funk, World Fusion | Label: Mercury | # 534766-2 | 01:14:04

This retrospective of the legendary Cameroon saxophonist Manu Dibango includes 10 prime examples of his eclectic style, including his internationally successful hit, "Soul Makossa", the percolating percussion and layered brass of "Africadelic", and the '80s disco of "Sun Explosion".

Baaba Maal - African Soul Revolutionary (2010) [2CD] {Nascente}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 22, 2013
Baaba Maal - African Soul Revolutionary (2010) [2CD] {Nascente}

Baaba Maal - African Soul Revolutionary (2010) [2CD] {Nascente}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 963 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 349 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 62 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Nascente / Demon Music | NSDCD019
World / Soul / African / Afro-Pop / Senegalese Music

This set compacts three of the Senegalese singer's 1980s albums onto a pair of discs, ditching three tracks in the process. This is not a drastic action, though, as Baaba Maal's Wango and Taara records have those same songs in common. So, the overlap has now disappeared, and disc one presents his Jambaajo original in its 10-song entirety. There is also room for a bonus cut, with the acoustic Tabakaly featuring Maal's longtime guitarist sideman (and mentor) Mansour Seck. All in all, this is another crammed collection of tunes from the budget-orientated Nascente label.

VA - Northern Soul Story The Start Of An Era (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 24, 2018
VA - Northern Soul Story The Start Of An Era (2018)

VA - Northern Soul Story The Start Of An Era (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 02:02:23 | 520 Mb / 274 Mb
Genre: Soul, RnB, Funk / Label: Jasmine Records

50 original hits & rarities that defined the start of the northern soul era. Here is a selection of rare and collectible, original American recordings that would themselves influence the kind of recordings that would actually define Northern Soul. This collection features recordings made between 1956 and 1962 and represent the various changes that the scene went through over the years as far as the sound and tempo of records that could fill the floors.
VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Boombox 3 Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83 (2018)

VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Boombox 3 Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:57:28 | 678 Mb / 267 Mb
Genre: Hip Hop, Rap, Funk Breaks, Disco / Label: Soul Jazz

Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Boombox 3’ continues their story of the first rap records to be put onto vinyl. It is a jam-packed collection of original independent old school hip hop, created with just one thing in mind - to get this party jumping. After the explosion of hip hop in the parks and clubs of The Bronx in the mid-1970s, it was in Harlem where the first rap records emerged at the end of 1979 - an avalanche of superb rap tracks released on small independent labels all trying to capitalize on the success of ‘Rapper’s Delight’.
Konkere Beats - Soul Jazz Records Presents YORUBA! Songs and Rhythms for the Yoruba Gods in Nigeria (2018)

Konkere Beats - Soul Jazz Records Presents YORUBA! Songs and Rhythms for the Yoruba Gods in Nigeria (2018)
World, Ethnic, African | 59:58 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 273 MB
Label: Soul Jazz Records

Soul Jazz Records' latest album - 'Yoruba! Songs and Rhythms for the Yoruba Gods in Nigeria' - is newly recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. The album is co-produced by Soul Jazz Records label head Stuart Baker and Laolu Akins (founding member of the legendary 1970s Nigerian Afro-Funk/Rock group Blo).
Henry Mancini - Return Of The Pink Panther & Symphonic Soul (1975) [Reissue 2018] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Henry Mancini - Return Of The Pink Panther / Symphonic Soul (1975) [Reissue 2018]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 70:57 minutes | Basic Scans included | 3,25 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 71:23 | Basic Scans | 1,44 GB
2LP on 1SACD | Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Vocalion # CDSML 8535

Two cool Henry Mancini album – one soundtrack, and one sweet set of instrumentals! Return Of The Pink Panther is a surprisingly groovy record – and one that's very different from the original Pink Panther soundtrack. Symphonic Soul is one of Henry Mancini's grooviest LPs from the 70s – a mixture of tight large arrangements with a smooth funky edge, similar to some of his best soundtrack work at the time. The rhythm section is great – with Harvey Mason on drums and Joe Sample on keyboards, and guitar by David T Walker and Dennis Budimir – and the album also features some cool solos on instruments like African finger piano and piccolo trumpet.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Jungle Soul (2006) {Palmetto PM2119}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 8, 2018
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Jungle Soul (2006) {Palmetto PM2119}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Jungle Soul (2006) {Palmetto PM2119}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 385 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 227 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 Palmetto Records | PM 2119
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hammond B-3

When Lonnie Smith cut Boogaloo to Beck in 2003 he made a comeback, though he was never gone in the first place. That record's deeply grooving, funky soul-jazz cut to the chase in a way many jazz organ records hadn't by taking the Blue Note aesthetic of turning the pop tunes of the day – even those as esoteric as Beck Hansen's – and turning them into vehicles for jazz improvisation. On Jungle Soul, the great organist and his quartet – Peter Bernstein on guitar, drummer and percussionist Allison Miller, and rhythm guitarist/producer Matt Balitsaris – tackle some jazz standards – "Bemsha Swing," "Willow Weep for Me," and Eddie Harris' bona fide soul-jazz classic "Freedom Jazz Dancer" – and place them against Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man," and a handful of Smith originals and come up with a stunner.

Carmen Lundy - Soul To Soul (2014) {Core Port Japan RPOZ-10004}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 14, 2018
Carmen Lundy - Soul To Soul (2014) {Core Port Japan RPOZ-10004}

Carmen Lundy - Soul To Soul (2014) {Core Port Japan RPOZ-10004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 470 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Afrasia / Core Port Japan | RPOZ-10004
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Post Bop

There are records created through years of preparation and production that take a lifetime to achieve. Soul to Soul by vocalist Carmen Lundy, indeed falls in that category, yet defies categorization. Lundy is setting her own course, while other singers seek safe refuge in tepid covers of popular standards. She offers original material delivered with authenticity that can only come from a seasoned jazz veteran.
John Lurie - African Swim and Manny & Lo (1998) {Strange & Beautiful Music SBM CD 0017}

John Lurie - African Swim and Manny & Lo (1998) {Strange & Beautiful Music SBM CD 0017}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 181 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Strange & Beautiful Music | SBM CD 0017
Jazz / Modern Creative / Modern Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Score

After many years in the music business, saxophonist-bandleader-composer John Lurie has created a musical identity all his own. Best known for his mercurial work with the Lounge Lizards, Lurie has found a pleasant niche recording soundtracks for films like Get Shorty and Stranger Than Paradise. Accompanied by a number of talented musicians, including Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Calvin Weston, and other assorted Lounge Lizards, Lurie displays an impressive ability to create lively and evocative film music. While Lurie only performs on half of these compositions, his sonic vision is both distinctive and eclectic. Bouncing stylistically from downtown funk and progressive soul to chamber jazz, rock, and tribal percussion workouts, Lurie's mood-inducing orchestrations are witty, passionate, and consistently engaging.

VA - Extra Added Soul: Crossover, Modern, and Funky Soul (2016)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 11, 2018
VA - Extra Added Soul: Crossover, Modern, and Funky Soul (2016)

VA - Extra Added Soul: Crossover, Modern, and Funky Soul (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:14:04 | 439 Mb
Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Numero Group, J&D Records

There is a lot of confusion with regards to the modern soul scene. An off-shoot of northern soul, it initially mixed new release independent soul, with post late-60s soul that didn't fit with the northern scene. They championed a lot of great records, but this was the mid-80s and it now seems odd to describe nearly 50 year old records as modern soul - but somehow the name has stuck. Extra Added Soul luxuriates in this contradiction, as it allows us to mix up the boogie like 'Love Explosion' by Donnell Pittman, with two-step Chicago classics by Elvin Bishop or El Anthony, or the danceable sweet soul of Dyson's Faces with Gil Scott-Heron alike 'Patience' by Rokk. Amongst the twenty tracks there is also room for a touch of Prince on 94 East's exceptional 'If You See Me' and the cosmic soul of Karriem's super rarity 'I Love You'.