Betty Davis Columbia Years

Tyrone Davis - Give It Up (Turn It Loose): The Very Best Of The Columbia Years (2005)

Tyrone Davis - Give It Up (Turn It Loose): The Very Best Of The Columbia Years (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 484 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk, Quiet Storm | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # CK 90868 | Time: 01:12:27

This 15-track compilation gathers the best of Chicago soul singer Tyrone Davis' Columbia recordings from 1976 to 1981. Cut after Davis made his career defining soul hits for Dakar in the '60s, he scored a few more chart toppers including the upbeat, disco era tracks "Give it Up, Turn it Loose, "This I Swear," and "Get On Up (Disco)." But it's the lush, Quiet Storm material represented exceptionally well on "In the Mood," "Lets be Closer Together" and "Close to You," (not the Carpenters tune), that finds the vocalist in his true element. This is a good introductory retrospective from this romantic soul master and the perfect companion to 20 Greatest Hits which focuses on his Dakar material.
Woody Shaw - The Essential Woody Shaw / The Columbia Years (2018)

Woody Shaw - The Essential Woody Shaw / The Columbia Years (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 874 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 313 MB | 02:16:31
Jazz | Label: Columbia/Legacy

One of the most gifted and innovative jazz musicians of his generation, trumpeter Woody Shaw navigated the rapidly fluctuating jazz scene of the '70s and '80s to create a lasting body of work that extends his influence well beyond his tragic death at age 44.
Deniece Williams - The Essential Deniece Williams: The Columbia Years (2018)

Deniece Williams - The Essential Deniece Williams: The Columbia Years (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 853 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 360 MB | 02:31:16
Funk, Soul, Pop, Disco | Label: Columbia/Legacy

One of the most distinctive vocalists who arrived during the soul era, Deniece Williams is known for soaring, four-octave soprano voice, late-'70s and early-'80s R&B classics such as "Free" and "Silly," and the 1984 number one pop hit "Let's Hear It for the Boy." Born June Deniece Chandler in Gary, Indiana, she grew up singing in a Pentecostal church, which forbid the congregation to listen to anything but gospel music. Outside of wanting a 1959 Thunderbird, she had no serious ambitions but was deeply interested in music. Her favorite singers were Carmen McRae (for her diction) and Nancy Wilson, who, for Williams, exemplified class and elegance. However, her she also looked up to her parents, both of whom sang. From 1968 through 1970, Williams recorded a handful of singles for the Chicago-based Lock and Toddlin' Town labels as Deniece (or Denise) Chandler. None of them charted, but "I'm Walking Away" and "Mama, I Wish I Stayed Home" became Northern soul cult classics.

Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different (1974) [Reissue 2007]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at April 29, 2017
Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different (1974) [Reissue 2007]

Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different (1974) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 482 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul, Funk, Blues Rock | Label: Light In The Attic | Catalog Number: LITA 027

Betty Davis' second full-length featured a similar set of songs as her debut, though with Davis herself in the production chair and a radically different lineup. The openers, "Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him" and "He Was a Big Freak," are big, blowsy tunes with stop-start funk rhythms and Davis in her usual persona as the aggressive sexual predator.

Betty Davis • The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (2016)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at April 29, 2017
Betty Davis • The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (2016)

Betty Davis • The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 327 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Light In The Attic | Catalog Number: LITA 135

Light In the Attic have outdone themselves again with this latest reissue of what is surely Betty Davis' best and most coveted work. Her iconic voice is transported by the legendary productions of, to name a few, a couple of peeps by the name of Miles Davis, Teo Macero and Herbie Hancock. According to the label, what is special about this release is its pioneering stance on jazz, where across nine songs these greats pretty much already started and finished the free-jazz sound. For the late 1960s, this is some truly special and forward-thinking material; a clear precursor to the mad, improvisational - and often misinterpreted - seminal album by Miles Davis himself, On The Corner. This is mostly unreleased material, and the LP comes with a booklet of interviews and rare photos. Unmissable.

Betty Davis - Is It Love Or Desire (2009)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 13, 2017
Betty Davis - Is It Love Or Desire (2009)

Betty Davis - Is It Love Or Desire (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 352 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Light In The Attic | Catalog Number: LITA 047

Whatever the reason that Betty Davis' Is It Love or Desire – also known as Crashin' from Passion – remained unreleased until 2009 no longer matters. Davis remembers a personal rift with Island's Chris Blackwell. Studio In the Country manager Jim Bateman (in Bogalusa, LA) claims the studio was never paid and therefore refused to release the masters to Island, etc. It makes no difference, because hearing this album, a ten-song set that was to be.

Gwen McCrae - Lay It On Me: The Columbia Years (2010)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Aug. 29, 2016
Gwen McCrae - Lay It On Me: The Columbia Years (2010)

Gwen McCrae - Lay It On Me: The Columbia Years (2010)
R&B, Pop/Rock, Soul | XLD Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (PNG) | 31:31 Min | 284,61 Mb
Label: P&C Records/Reel Music Inc. (US) | Released: 2010, September, 28

While at least one track from this album showed up decades ago on an Epic compilation, the remainder of this album has remained in the Columbia archives until Reel Music had it remastered and release. The sound is incredible - even with some of the tracks in mono, This is the result of Steve Alaimo's production at the AGP studios in Memphis, the Memphis Boys backing (see the Ace album for more detail) supported by the Memphis Horns, and Bill Lacey's remastering. This is a stunning album - strong songs, great production and Gwen McCrae in fine voice. The hits - which are certainly evident 40 years later were buried as Columbia was in the midst of moving to its HBS-inspired black music strategy under the leadership of Clive Davis. This is a great addition to any 70s soul library.
Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates - Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook (2015)

Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates - Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 455 Mb | Covers & Booklet (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 100 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Funk-Rock, Rock, Blues-Rock, R&B | J&R Adventures #JRA51158

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates have teamed up with American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to release an album of Betty Davis covers called Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook. Scheduled for release on 2/24/15, it explores tracks from Davis sexy, raw funk records of the early 70s. Betty Davis s unique story is still fairly unknown. She married Miles Davis in the late 60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix…
Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates - Ooh Yea!: The Betty Davis Songbook (feat. Joe Bonamassa) (2015)

Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates - Ooh Yea!: The Betty Davis Songbook (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
Blues Rock, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:09 min | 143 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: J&R Adventures | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2015

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates have teamed up with American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to release an album of Betty Davis covers called Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook. Scheduled for release on 2/24/15, it explores tracks from Davis sexy, raw funk records of the early 70s.
Miles Davis - The Columbia Years 1955-1985 [4CD BoxSet] (1988) {Columbia} [repost]

Miles Davis - The Columbia Years 1955-1985 [4CD BoxSet] (1988) {Columbia}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.52 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 612 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 322 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C4K 86569
Jazz / Cool / Modal Music / Fusion / Trumpet

This was the first real attempt by Columbia to make any comprehensive sense of Miles Davis' colossal output for the label. This set, then, was bound to be controversial no matter how it turned out, but even so, Columbia could have done better with a strictly chronological approach. Instead producer/compiler Jeff Rosen had the cockeyed notion of organizing each of the original five LPs around a single theme.