Big Maybelle

Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 158 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Jump Blues, East Coast Blues | Label: Classics | # 5089 | 00:54:13

Her mountainous stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from down-in-the-alley blues to pop-slanted ballads. In 1967, she even covered ? & the Mysterians' "96 Tears" (it was her final chart appearance). Alleged drug addiction leveled the mighty belter at the premature age of 47, but Maybelle packed a lot of living into her shortened lifespan.
Big Maybelle - The Complete King, Okeh & Savoy Releases 1947-61 (2016)

Big Maybelle - The Complete King, Okeh & Savoy Releases 1947-61 (2016)
RтB, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:26:35 | 343 MB
Label: Acrobat Records | Release Year: 2016

Big Maybelle Smith was one of the coterie of powerful female blues and R&B singers who lit up the scene during the post-war decades, the highlight coming in her appearance in the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival movie documentary Jazz On A Summer's Day. Coming from a gospel-singing background in Tennessee, she recorded for the King, Okeh and Savoy labels, scoring Top 10 R&B hits with songs like Gabbin' Man, Way Back Home and My Country Man, as well as recording the original version of Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, later covered by Jerry Lee Lewis.

Big Maybelle - The Complete Okeh Sessions (1994)  Music

Posted by robertl at Dec. 20, 2009
Big Maybelle - The Complete Okeh Sessions (1994)

Big Maybelle - The Complete Okeh Sessions 1952 - 55 (1994)
MP3 | 160 Kbps CBR | 87 Mb | RAR | RS

Mabel Louise Smith (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972), known professionally as Big Maybelle, was an American R&B singer and pianist. Her 1956 hit single "Candy" received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.
VA - ABC Of The Blues: The Ultimate Collection From The Delta To The Big Cities (2010) [Vol. 29-32, 52CD Box Set]

VA - ABC Of The Blues: The Ultimate Collection From The Delta To The Big Cities (2010) [Vol. 29-32]
4CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 922 Mb (203+228+211+278 Mb) | Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, R&B | Stereo/Mono | M.A.T. Music and Theme Licensing Ltd. #233168

This 52-disc (no, that is not a typo) comp, ABC of the Blues: The Ultimate Collection from the Delta to the Big Cities, may just indeed live up to its name. There are 98 artists represented , performing 1,040 tracks. The music begins at the beginning (though the set is not sequenced chronologically) with Charlie Patton, Son House, and Robert Johnson, and moves all the way through the vintage Chicago years of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, with stops along the way in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, New York, and all points in between. Certainly, some of these artists are considered more rhythm & blues than purely blues artists: the inclusion of music by Johnny Otis, Wynonie Harris, Bo Diddley, and others makes that clear…

V.A. - Blues Masters Vol 07 (3CD, 2012)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at May 5, 2012
V.A. - Blues Masters Vol 07 (3CD, 2012)

V.A. - Blues Masters Vol 07 (3CD, 2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 60 | Scans | 2:53:39 | ~ 807 Mb & 413 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | Original recordings | Genre: Blues

In this 7th volume of Blues Masters we will meet seven more artists and among them, two ladies. The legendary Memphis Minnie and Big Maybelle. The other five bluesmen are Buddy Guy, Arthur "Hardrock" Gunter, Slim Gaillard, Leroy Carr with Scrapper Blackwell and Pee Wee Crayton. As with all the volumes in this series, you will find included a nice 16p booklet. Enjoy rare authentic recordings of american blues.

VA - Manhattan Soul 3 (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at May 21, 2017
VA - Manhattan Soul 3 (2017)

Various Artists - Manhattan Soul 3 (2017)
Soul, Funk | 1:02:25 | MP3, 320 kbps | 142 MB
Label: Kent Soul

Scepter/Wand and Musicor/Dynamo records were quintessential New York soul labels. Their common link was Luther Dixon, who set Scepter on the right road with the Shirelles and followed up with success for Tommy Hunt, Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown. He split for Musicor in 1966 where he got the Platters, Tommy Hunt and Inez & Charlie Foxx back into the charts. Scepter/Wand had the bigger black music catalogue and dominates this compilation. It is the third in the recent Manhattan Soul series: across-the-board soul covering the 60s and the first half of the 70s.

VA - Legacy's Rhythm And Soul Revue (1995)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at April 16, 2017
VA - Legacy's Rhythm And Soul Revue (1995)

VA - Legacy's Rhythm And Soul Revue (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 444 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul | Label: Legacy/Epic | Catalog Number: EK 66912

A bombastic party courtesy of Legacy Records. The festivities begin with an unedited "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, flows into Isley, Jasper, Isley's "Caravan of Love," and then switches to adult theme ballads, the stature of "Me & Mrs. Jones," "Kiss and Say Goodbye," and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine." Brenda & the Tabulations' breezy but despairing "One Girl Too Late" is delightful. The Intruders' "Cowboy to Girls" and Major Lance's calypso-ish "Hey Little Girl" are irresistible. Includes Labelle's potent "Lady Marmalade" and MFSB's contagious, six-plus minute "Love Is the Message."
Blues Masters - The Essential Blues Collection: Vol.1 - Vol.15 (1992-1993)

Blues Masters - The Essential Blues Collection: Vol.1 - Vol.15 (1992-1993)
Blues | FLAC (tracks)+Cue+Log | 3,97 Gb + 5% Recovery | Scans 371 Mb
Label: Rhino | Release Year: 1992-1993

The Blues Masters series, much to Rhino`s credit, adopts an expansive definition of blues, allowing the likes of Count Basie, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Muddy Waters and even Louis Prima admission. There is none of the purist`s quibbling over strict 12-bar form or the relative significance of prewar and postwar styles.
What Rhino delivers instead is the blues in all its myriad guises. This music is old and new, black and white, acoustic and electric, folksy and jazzy, performed by women and men, and yet it is all still blues at its core.
VA - I'm A Bad, Bad Girl: Seven Dozen Dusky Divas 1939-1953 (2004)

VA - I'm A Bad, Bad Girl: Seven Dozen Dusky Divas 1939-1953 (2004)
Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 228 min | 563 MB
Label: Indigo | Rel: 2004

When it came to belting out R&B and Jump Blues, the men didn’t always have it their own way. As I’M A BAD, BAD GIRL proves, there were any number of raucous chanteuses ready, willing & able to make their presence felt. These women were strong, independent and sassy, and knew precisely what they wanted. Most of the time it was for their man to be either under their thumb, or atop their bed and they made no bones about it! This is predominantly rootin’, tootin’, bootin’ stuff, with the brass sounding, the horns wailing, and the guitarist getting just the occasional look-in. But to add shade to this comprehensive 3-CD set, there are cooler sides from singers like Betty Hall Jones, Ella Mae Morse and Myra Taylor, and Gospel, from Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Faye Adams. Every important Lady singer of the era is included, ranging from the well-known - e.g. Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, ‘Little’ Esther Phillips, LaVern Baker, Big Maybelle - to names familiar, perhaps, primarily to specialist collectors - e.g. Little Sylvia, Fluffy Hunter, Pearl Traylor, Tiny Davis, Zilla.

VA - Please Relase Me - The Soulful Side Of Country (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Oct. 5, 2016
VA - Please Relase Me - The Soulful Side Of Country (2016)

VA - Please Relase Me - The Soulful Side Of Country (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:12 | 183 Mb
Genre: Pop, Soul, RnB, Country / Label: Jasmine Music

The unexpected success of Ray Charles' million selling Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music LP, in the Spring of 1962, led to a flood of soul and R&B artists recording C&W songs. Including Ben E. King, Clyde McPhatter, William Bell, Arthur Alexander and most notably 'Little Esther' Phillips, whose million-selling revival of the old Ray Price hit 'Release Me' provides our title track (in closing, the remarkable Ted Taylor weighs in with his classic Answer Disc, 'I'll Release You'). Yet ironically, artists like Solomon Burke, LaVern Baker, Little Willie John, Brook Benton, Bobby Bland, Adam Wade, Varetta Dillard, Big Maybelle and Fontella Bass had long been singing Country, often enjoying great commercial successes.