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Benjamin Booker-Witness-(ATCD182)-CD-FLAC-2017-HOUND

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Benjamin Booker-Witness-(ATCD182)-CD-FLAC-2017-HOUND

Release Name: Benjamin_Booker-Witness-(ATCD182)-CD-FLAC-2017-HOUND
Artist: Benjamin Booker
Album: Witness
Genre: Soul
Year: 2017
Tracks: 10
Duration: 00:32:10
Size: 209.69 MB

Tracklist:

  1. Benjamin Booker – Right On You – 2:34 (935 kbps , 17.19 MB)
  2. Benjamin Booker – Motivation – 3:33 (944 kbps , 23.93 MB)
  3. Benjamin Booker – Witness – 2:58 (987 kbps , 20.91 MB)
  4. Benjamin Booker – The Slow Drag Under – 3:50 (901 kbps , 24.7 MB)
  5. Benjamin Booker – Truth is Heavy – 3:38 (869 kbps , 22.63 MB)
  6. Benjamin Booker – Believe – 3:54 (921 kbps , 25.73 MB)
  7. Benjamin Booker – Overtime – 4:05 (966 kbps , 28.18 MB)
  8. Benjamin Booker – Off the Ground – 2:27 (846 kbps , 14.81 MB)
  9. Benjamin Booker – Carry – 3:22 (797 kbps , 19.18 MB)
  10. Benjamin Booker – All Was Well – 1:56 (901 kbps , 12.43 MB)

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Wilson Pickett – The Wicked Pickett (1967/2012) [HDTracks 24-192]

Wilson Pickett – The Wicked Pickett (1967/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:30:40 minutes | 727 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

For the First Time – Digitally Released As High Resolution Downloads 192kHz/24bit Classic Soul Titles from the Archives of Atlantic Records and Rhino Records.

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Wilson Pickett – The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966/2012) [HDTracks 24-192]

Wilson Pickett – The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:30:47 minutes | 636 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

For the First Time – Digitally Released As High Resolution Downloads 192kHz/24bit Classic Soul Titles from the Archives of Atlantic Records and Rhino Records.

Chart History/Awards
– Reached #3 on Billboard‘s Top R&B Albums.

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Vanessa Fernandez – Use Me (2014) [AcousticSounds 24-176,4]

Vanessa Fernandez – Use Me (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176,4 kHz | Time – 57:23 minutes | 2,93 GB | Genre: R&B/Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front cover | © Groove Note

“Tasty as is the back-up band and are the outstanding acoustic arrangements, Ms. Fernandez steals the show with a voice that is as unlikely as her cover photo would have you thinking “funky black chick”. She’s no poseur though. If you have any such notions start with side 3’s opener, a cover of Bill Withers’ ‘Use Me,’ which is from where the album gets it title.” — Music = 10/11; Sound = 11/11 — Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com.

Singapore-based vocalist Vanessa Fernandez, 31, has performed hip-hop (Urban Xchange/Parking Lot Pimp) and been a DJ “Vandetta,” or “Miss Vandetta” on Mediacorp Radio’s 987FM. Groove Note and ORG reissue producer Ying Tan decided that Fernandez deserved the audiophile recording treatment and so brought her to Ocean Way Recording in Los Angeles in mid-January 2014 to record this album to analog tape in five sessions.

Fernandez covers Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes and others in an album filled with funky grooves provided by a stellar back-up band anchored by bassist Leland Sklar, with session guitarist Tim Pierce (Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Patti Smith, Joe Cocker, Michael Jackson) drummer Victor Indrizzo (Scott Weiland, Chris Cornell) keyboardist Jim Cox (Lyle Lovett, Mark Knopfler, B.B. King) and others.

The album of audiophile-quality covers of soul and R&B classics from the ’70s and ’80s was done in an “unplugged” style with acoustic instruments and arrangements used on all of the tracks. Vocals are tremendously dynamic (no compression or limiting used), with superb presence and detail for all other instruments including the drum set.

The album introduces and throws the spotlight on the fantastic voice of the Singaporean vocalist Fernandez. The song selection includes tunes by Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, Earth Wind & Fire, Bill Withers, Al Green and others. Now available for Digital Download!

This is a great group of top LA musicians backing superlative performances by a great new singer!!!

Tracklist:
01 – Just Wanna Be With You
02 – Be Thankful For What You Got aka Diamond In The Back
03 – Distant Lover
04 – Hard Times
05 – That Loving Feeling
06 – Simply Beautiful
07 – Use Me
08 – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
09 – Cool Cat
10 – Here But I’m Gone
11 – Be Thankful For What You Got aka Diamond In The Back (alt. take)

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Tony Fontane – An Evening Concert by Tony Fontane (1965/2015) [Qobuz 24-96]

Tony Fontane – An Evening Concert by Tony Fontane (1965/2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:38:57 minutes | 802 MB | Genre: Gospel, Soul, Folk
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | Label: RCA Records

Tony Fontane was born Anthony Trankina on Sept. 18, 1925, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After a stint in the Coast Guard during World War II, he hit the nightclub circuits in New York and Chicago hoping for a break as a singer. Using the stage name Tony Fontane, he won the Major Bowes Amateur Hour, which started him on a career as a popular singer. He recorded for Mercury Records, with his biggest hits being “The Syncopated Clock” and “Cold, Cold Heart,” which sold 1.4 million records in 1950. He toured Australia in two shows, and made several hit records in that country. In 1957, back in the United States, Fontane was involved in a car crash that put him in a coma for more than a month and severely threatened his life. After recovering, he devoted his life solely to Christian music and, by the 1960s, was one of the most famous gospel singers in the world. A recording contract with RCA produced 20 or more very successful gospel albums. On June 30, 1974, Fontane died at the age of 48. His funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park was attended by an estimated 10,000 people.

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The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go (1964/2016) [AcousticSound 24-192]

The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go (1964/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 30:52 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSound | Artwork: Front cover | © UNI/Motown

The Supremes’ second release Where Did Our Love Go includes several hit singles, notably the title track, the group’s first number one song. In fact the album made history for being the first to contain three number one hits and was also the most successful album by an all-female group to that point, peaking at number two. The title track has been Included on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – One Dozen Roses (1971/2016) [Qobuz 24-192]

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – One Dozen Roses (1971/2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:38 minutes | 1,57 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © UNI/Motown

Released in 1971 but unavailable on CD for many years, One Dozen Roses from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles includes the reappearance of the huge hit song The Tears Of A Clown, a multi-million selling number one single in both the US and the UK, inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. The song also holds the distinction of being the Miracles’ first (and only) number one hit with Smokey Robinson as lead singer.

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Flying High Together (1972/2016) [Qobuz 24-192]

Smokey Robinson And The Miracles – Flying High Together (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:00 minutes | 1,70 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © UNI/Motown

Flying High Together is an album by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles on Motown Records’ Tamla label, released in 1972. It is noted as The Miracles’ last studio album with original lead singer Smokey Robinson, who retired from the act to concentrate on his duties as Vice President of The Motown Record Corporation. The album charted at #46 on the Billboard Pop Album chart. As of 2016, Flying High Together has yet to be issued on CD, but several of its songs have shown up on various Miracles foreign and domestic CD compilations.

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Smokey Robinson – Where There’s Smoke… (1979/2016) [Qobuz 24-192]

Smokey Robinson – Where There’s Smoke… (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:58 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © UNI/Motown

Smokey Robinson’s 1979 solo release Where There’s Smoke…, called his “finest album” by Robert Christgau in The Village Voice, includes his biggest solo single, the top five smash Cruisin’. Robinson also modernizes and updates his own song Get Ready, a huge hit for both the Temptations in the 1960s and Rare Earth in the ’70s.

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Smokey Robinson – Being With You (1981/2016) [AcousticSounds 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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