Category Archives: R&B

Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:26 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Motown
Recorded: 1972, Air Studios, Electric Lady Studios, Crystal Sound, Record Plant

Chart History/Awards
– Is included on Rolling Stone‘s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
– Reached #1 on Billboard‘s Top R&B Albums.
– Reached #3 on the Billboard 200.
– “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
– “Superstition” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
– “Superstition” won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.
– “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” won the GRAMMY® Award For Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
– Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Portrait-Be Thankful For What Youve Got-CDM-FLAC-1994-SCF

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Release Name: Portrait-Be_Thankful_For_What_Youve_Got-CDM-FLAC-1994-SCF
Artist: Portrait
Album: Be Thankful for What You’ve Got
Genre: R&B
Year: 1994
Tracks: 7
Duration: 00:32:01
Size: 194.37 MB

Tracklist:

  1. Portrait – Be Thankful for What You’ve Got-(Dave ‘Jam’ Hall Mix) – 4:22 (869 kbps , 27.09 MB)
  2. Portrait – Be Thankful for What You’ve Got-(Low Down Playground Mix) – 4:29 (910 kbps , 29.14 MB)
  3. Portrait – Be Thankful for What You’ve Got-(Fat Beat Mix) – 4:29 (880 kbps , 28.24 MB)
  4. Portrait – Be Thankful for What You’ve Got-(Album Version) – 4:13 (893 kbps , 26.91 MB)
  5. Portrait – Be Thankful for What You’ve Got-(Instrumental) – 4:21 (848 kbps , 26.41 MB)
  6. Portrait – Be Thankful for What You’ve Got-(Smoothed Out Extended Mix) – 5:51 (775 kbps , 32.44 MB)
  7. Portrait – Be Thankful for What You’ve Got-(Smoothed Out Mix) – 4:21 (777 kbps , 24.14 MB)

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – A Pocket Full Of Miracles (1970/2016) [Qobuz 24-192]

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – A Pocket Full Of Miracles (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:44:05 minutes | 1,88 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © Motown Records

A Pocket Full Of Miracles (TS306) is a 1970 album by Motown Records R&B group The Miracles,(AKA “Smokey Robinson & The Miracles”) issued on its Tamla subsidiary label, one of three albums the group released that year. This album charted at #56 on the Billboard pop albums chart, and reached the top ten of the magazine’s R&B albums chart, peaking at #10. It was released on September 30 of that year. Hit singles on the album included “Point It Out” and the topical Ashford & Simpson written-and-produced song “Who’s Gonna Take The Blame”, a sad, dark song about a girl that is turned out as a prostitute (unusually serious lyric content for The Miracles). Also included is the charting flip side “Darling Dear”, B-side of “Point It Out”, which reached # 100 on the Billboard pop chart, and spawned a cover version by The Jackson Five.

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Smokey Robinson – Yes Its You Lady (1982/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Smokey Robinson – Yes Its You Lady (1982/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:37:46 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Universal Motown
Recorded: November – December, 1981 at Studio Sound Recorders, North Hollywood, California

Yes It’s You Lady is a 1982 album by American singer Smokey Robinson. As 1981’s Being with You it was produced by George Tobin and recorded and mixed at Studio Sound Recorders, North Hollywood, California. It was released on the Motown sub-label Tamla. The album was peaking at #33 in Billboard pop charts, and at #6 on the R&B charts. The two follow-up singles to 1981’s chart success’ “Being with you” were strangely no Robinson compositions: “Tell Me Tomorrow” peaked at #33 Billboard and #3 R&B charts, “Old Fashioned Love” at #60 Billboard and #17 R&B charts. The third and final single, Robinson’s “Yes It’s You Lady” only peaked at #107 Billboard, without entering the R&B charts.

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Smokey Robinson – Being With You (1981/2016) [Qobuz 24-192]

Smokey Robinson – Being With You (1981/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:47 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSound | Artwork: Front cover | © UNI/Motown

Smokey Robinson’s most successful post-Miracles solo album, Being With You has sold over 900,000 copies and peaked at number 10 in the US, propelled by the million-selling hit single title track. Seeking a more contemporary, modern sound, Robinson sought out the hot producer of the day, George Tobin (Tiffany, Kim Carnes) to work his magic behind the board.

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Seal – 7 (2015) [HDTracks 24-48]

Seal – 7 (2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 00:49:21 minutes | 591 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks |  Front Cover | © Warner Bros. Records

On 7, Seal explores love and all of its implications, idiosyncrasies, and intricacies – subject matter he began to delicately approach as early as 2013, knowing exactly where he wanted to go. “The album concerns the most sung about, most talked about, and most documented emotion-love,” Seal says. “I tried to capture all of the wonderfully different dynamics of love, whether it’s the anger, the acceptance, the bliss, the sadness, the elation, or the recklessness. It’s this emotion and the ways it makes us feel. It’s about the extreme joy and the extreme regret as well as all of the crazy things love makes us do.”

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Raydio – Rock On (1979/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Raydio – Rock On (Expanded) (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 45:07 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: R&B, Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Arista/Legacy
Recorded: 1978-1979, Raydio Studios; Mastered at A&M Studios

Ray Parker Jr.’s group Raydio released this album in 1979. The expanded edition features 2 bonus tracks.

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Raydio – Raydio (1978/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Raydio – Raydio (Expanded) (1978/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 47:21 minutes | 1,76 GB | Genre: R&B, Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Arista/Legacy
Recorded: 1977–1978, Raydio Studios; Mastered at A&M Studios

Raydio is the self-titled album by American Funk band, Raydio. Ray Parker, Jr., the founder of the group, composed all of the songs on the album.

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U.N.V.-Universal Nubian Voices-CD-FLAC-1995-SCF

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Release Name: U.N.V.-Universal_Nubian_Voices-CD-FLAC-1995-SCF
Artist: U.N.V.
Album: Universal Nubian Voices
Genre: R&B
Year: 1995
Tracks: 15
Duration: 00:57:23
Size: 381.26 MB

Tracklist:

  1. U.N.V. – Interlude – 0:42 (890 kbps , 4.44 MB)
  2. U.N.V. – So In Love With You – 4:33 (953 kbps , 31.06 MB)
  3. U.N.V. – All I Have – 5:47 (981 kbps , 40.6 MB)
  4. U.N.V. – How Can You Walk Away – 4:35 (937 kbps , 30.73 MB)
  5. U.N.V. – What’s It Like – 4:37 (909 kbps , 29.96 MB)
  6. U.N.V. – You Are The Sunshine – 4:27 (897 kbps , 28.55 MB)
  7. U.N.V. – Peach Cobbler – 3:57 (894 kbps , 25.27 MB)
  8. U.N.V. – Interlude (2nd) – 0:30 (858 kbps , 3.09 MB)
  9. U.N.V. – First Time – 4:55 (926 kbps , 32.5 MB)
  10. U.N.V. – Make Up Your Mind – 4:37 (951 kbps , 31.43 MB)
  11. U.N.V. – One More Try – 3:52 (895 kbps , 24.81 MB)
  12. U.N.V. – Interlude (3rd) – 0:52 (766 kbps , 4.7 MB)
  13. U.N.V. – Bring Your Body To Me – 5:10 (968 kbps , 35.75 MB)
  14. U.N.V. – Bone – 4:05 (903 kbps , 26.41 MB)
  15. U.N.V. – So In Love With You (R&B Remix) – 4:49 (927 kbps , 31.96 MB)

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ‎- United (1967/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ‎- United (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:15 minutes | 1,64 GB | Genre: R&B, Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Motown

“United” is a studio album by soul musicians Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, released August 29, 1967 on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol produced all of the tracks on the album, with the exception of “You Got What It Takes” (produced by Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr.) and “Oh How I’d Miss You” (produced by Hal Davis). Fuqua and Bristol produced “Hold Me Oh My Darling” and “Two Can Have a Party” as Tammi Terrell solo tracks in 1965 and 1966, and had Gaye overdub his vocals to them in order to create duet versions of the songs. United yielded four Top 100 Billboard chart hits, including the two Top 10 singles “Your Precious Love,” “If I Could Build My Whole World Around You,” the Top 20 single, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “If This World Were Mine”. “United” peaked at #69 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart and #7 on the U.S. Billboard R&B albums chart upon its release. The album was the first of two collaborative albums by Gaye and Terrell.

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