Aretha 2015

Rheta Hughes - Introducing an Electrifying New Star (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rheta Hughes with Tennyson Stephens - Introducing an Electrifying New Star (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:49 minutes | 878 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

During the '60s, Columbia Records was putting out albums of relatively unknown female singers and announced the featured artists as "electrifying" to the buying public. They did it with Aretha Franklin when, in 1962, they released their second album, "The Electrifying". And they did it again in October 1965 when they released another LP which, to my greatest dismay and utter surprise, didn't succeed in bringing fame and glory to its protagonist. This LP went by the title "Introducing an Electrifying New Star". The new star was Rheta Hughes, born as Henrietta Hughes in Dallas…
Dionne Warwick - How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (1983/2015) [Expanded Edition 2014] (Official Digital Download 24/96)

Dionne Warwick - How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (1983/2015) [Expanded Edition 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:54 minutes | 1,41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye is the 1983 album by soul singer Dionne Warwick. This release pairs Dionne with R&B legend & Producer Luther Vandross. This Expanded & Remastered Edition contains six bonus tracks of which one is a previously until now un-released.
Aretha Franklin - Sings The Great Diva Classics (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Aretha Franklin - Sings The Great Diva Classics (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 41:30 minutes | 524 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Aretha's unsurpassed vocal styling permeates on popular diva classics ranging from Barbra Streisand's "People", and Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train To Georgia", to Alicia Keys' "No One", and a mash up of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and Destiny's Child's "I m A Survivor", and more. Also lauded as a skillful pianist, Aretha tickles the ivories on The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On". Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva reunites Franklin with Sony Music Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis as they take the helm as co-producers to bring Davis' album concept to fruition. A-List producers Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, André 3000, Harvey Mason, Jr., Terry Hunter and Eric Kupper add their award-winning production skills.
Aretha Franklin - Tiny Sparrow: The Bobby Scott Sessions (1963/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin - Tiny Sparrow: The Bobby Scott Sessions (1963/2011)
R&B, Soul, Vocal, Jazz | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 37:33 Min | 717,83 Mb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Columbia/Legacy | Tracks: 13 | Released: 2011 (1963)

]At Columbia, Franklin lived an entirely different musical life than she would at Atlantic, one that was grounded in jazz and the Great American Songbook, revealing a gigantic vocal talent that betrayed potent hints of the tectonic soul shift to come at Atlantic. It takes precious little imagination to conclude that Franklin was as important to American music in the middle-to-late 1960s as singer/pianist Ray Charles was the decade before, the two star ascents crossing in creative eclipse.

Ashford & Simpson ‎- Come As You Are (1976) [2015 BBR]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 17, 2017
Ashford & Simpson ‎- Come As You Are (1976) [2015 BBR]

Ashford & Simpson ‎- Come As You Are (1976) [2015 BBR]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 533 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Big Break Records | Catalog Number: CDBBRX0330

BBR is proud to offer COME AS YOU ARE, beautifully remastered and expanded complete with an exclusive interview with Valerie Simpson and three bonus tracks. This BBR remaster is perfect for all Soul, Funk, Disco, R&B and Motown fans out there!
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo (1961/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin - Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo (1961/2011)
R&B, Soul, Jazz, Vocal | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 63:35 Min | 1,17 Gb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Columbia/Legacy | Tracks: 22 | Released: 2011 (1961-02-27)

"Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo" is the second studio album by American singer songwriter, Aretha Franklin, released on February 27, 1961 by Columbia Records. The album is Aretha's first release for Columbia, and is also known under its working title Right Now It's Aretha and sometimes simply as Aretha. Following in the footsteps of her close friend Sam Cooke, Aretha was "discovered" by famed Columbia Records producer John H. Hammond, who on the cover notes of the 1973 edition of "The Great Aretha Franklin: The First 12 Sides" mentions, that she was in fact recommended by the composer Curtis Reginald Lewis.

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 22, 2016
Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 kb/s
Genre: Soul | Label: Immortal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 26 May 2008 | Runtime: 59 min. | 3,71GB (DVD5)

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Think," "The House That Jack Built," and several others earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since.

Ashford & Simpson ‎- Send It (1977) [2015 BBR]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Dec. 19, 2016
Ashford & Simpson ‎- Send It (1977) [2015 BBR]

Ashford & Simpson ‎- Send It (1977) [2015 BBR]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 638 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul / R&B | Label: Big Break Records | Catalog Number: CDBBRX0315

Having been signed to Warners for four years, ASHFORD & SIMPSON finally struck gold with their fifth album SEND IT. Upon its release in 1977, SEND IT would reach #52 on the US Pop Album charts and #10 on the US R&B chart helping solidify SEND IT its Certified Gold status.

Ashford & Simpson ‎- A Musical Affair (1980) [2015 BBR]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Dec. 19, 2016
Ashford & Simpson ‎- A Musical Affair (1980) [2015 BBR]

Ashford & Simpson ‎- A Musical Affair (1980) [2015 BBR]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 498 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul / R&B | Label: Big Break Records | Catalog Number: CDBBRX0327

1980’s A MUSICAL AFFAIR was their eighth and final studio album for Warner Bros., with esteemed NY session players Ray Chew and Ralph MacDonald to name a few rounding out the duo’s band on the record.

Blues Pills - Live (2015)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 29, 2016
Blues Pills - Live (2015)

Blues Pills - Live (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nuclear Blast, NB 3497-0 | ~ 452 or 163 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Ultimately comprising members from Sweden, the U.S., and France, this retro-flavored blues-rock quartet were originally founded as a trio in 2011 when the former rhythm section of Iowa act Radio Moscow – Zack Anderson and Cory Berry – recorded a demo with vocalist Elin Larsson in her Swedish hometown of Orebro…