1971 Soul

Ben & The Platano Group - Paris Soul (1971) Reissue 1999  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 13, 2016
Ben & The Platano Group - Paris Soul (1971) Reissue 1999

Ben & The Platano Group - Paris Soul (1971) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Funk | Label: DARE-DARE | # DDCD003 | Time: 00:32:26

This reissue of a classic underground Paris Latin jazz/funk album is welcome to the hundreds who have sought it out at unbelievably high prices on the collector's market. Recorded in 1970 and issued by Barclay in 1971, Paris Soul is an album that wears the test of time well. The steaming orchestral arrangements by Evaristo Nata's steaming orchestral arrangements blends some Afro-Cuban flavors (such as the Santana tribute "Salute to Santa," on which they bite a chunk from "Oye Como Va" and bend it into a near salsa jam), some Brazilian samba, Memphis soul, and post-bop jazz soloing to achieve a smoky, sexy, funky groove. There are 120 tunes here, and all of them are deep, fat, and greasy with groove. The band members, apart from their arranger, are anonymous, but it hardly matters; this isn't the kind of record you're going to put on to analyze what's happening musically. While it's complex and beautiful, you'll be throwing this on either at home or the party in order to move on the dance floor.

Doug Carn - Infant Eyes (1971) {Black Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 12, 2017
Doug Carn - Infant Eyes (1971) {Black Jazz}

Doug Carn - Infant Eyes (1971) {Black Jazz}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 500dpi | 267MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Fusion, Soul

My absolute favorite Black Jazz album was Infant Eyes, by pianist Doug Carn and his wife, Jean Carn. The record had a sensual, powerful feel. What made the album a hit were the soulful lyrics the Carns crafted for jazz standards such as Bobby Hutcherson's Little B's Poem, Wayne Shorter's Infant Eyes, John Coltrane's Acknowledgment from A Love Supreme, and Horace Silver's Peace. Doug's arrangements and Jean's searing, passionate vocals gave the album a distinctly 1970s African-American feel.
Bobby Hutcherson - Head On (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81099}

Bobby Hutcherson - Head On (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81099}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 508 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 186 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 250 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1971, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81099
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibraphone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24 bit remastering. Featuring the work of obscure composer/pianist Todd Cochrane, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson's 1971 album Head On is a highly cerebral and atmospheric affair that is somewhat different than his other equally experimental '70s work. Although the album does feature more of the avant-garde jazz that Hutcherson was exploring during this period, Cochrane's material is heavily influenced by contemporary classical music, and accordingly Head On is more of an exercise in reflective, layered jazz than rambunctious freebop – though it does offer some of that, too.

Judee Sill - Judee Sill (1971) (Limited Edition)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 6, 2017
Judee Sill - Judee Sill (1971) (Limited Edition)

Judee Sill - Judee Sill (1971) (Limited Edition)
Folk Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Rhino Handmade, RHM2 7836 | rem: 2003 | 390Mb

Judee Sill's debut album (as well as the debut of the Asylum label) heralded a major new talent in the airy, contemporary folk world of the early '70s. The album employed the production skills of Sill's ex-husband Bob Harris, as well as ex-Turtle, ex-Leaves Jim Pons, and Graham Nash (on the album's sole single, "Jesus Was s Crossmaker"). Judee Sill featured all original compositions, many of which relied on Sill's own brand of cosmological Christian imagery to make their point.
Billy Paul - Going East (1971) {2013 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0203}

Billy Paul - Going East (1971) {2013 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0203}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 317 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 116 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 85 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2013 Sony Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0203
R'n'B / Soul / Philly Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Soul Jazz

Born and raised in North Philadelphia, PA, Grammy Award Winner, BILLY PAUL began singing at the age of 12 and sometimes performed on local radio shows. Drawing inspiration from his family’s collection of 78’s, BILLY PAUL would incorporate Jazz, R&B and Pop into his style, resulting in a unique sound that became synonymous with Philadelphia International Records.
John Lee Hooker - The Big Soul Of John Lee Hooker (1963) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2016}

John Lee Hooker - The Big Soul Of John Lee Hooker (1963) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 360 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 124 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered
© 1963, 2016 Vee Jay / Soul Jam Records | 600881
Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues

This release presents one of John Lee Hooker's finest albums, The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker. It was recorded in 1962 and released by Vee-Jay Records. Here the bluesman explores the soul and R&B sounds of the early ‘60s, while maintaining the essence of his own boogieblues style. His gritty voice is as heavily emotive and unshakable as ever on these recordings. Hooker is backed by the seed of one of the most successful studio bands of all time, which would later be known as The Funk Brothers (the Motown studio band), as well as by a wonderful female backing vocal group. In addition to the original masterpiece, this remastered collector's edition also contains 10 bonus tracks from the same period, and constitutes one of the peaks of John Lee Hooker's incomparable musical legacy.
Rare Earth: Collection (1969 - 1971) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Rare Earth: Collection (1969 - 1971)
4 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1287 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 451 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 283 Mb
Motown Record Corporation | USA
Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Soul

Rare Earth is an American rock band affiliated with Motown's Rare Earth record label (named after the band), which prospered from 1970–1972. Although not the first white band signed to Motown, Rare Earth was the first big hit-making act signed by Motown that consisted only of white members…
Lee Morgan - Lee Morgan (Last Album) (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81075}

Lee Morgan - Lee Morgan (Last Album) (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81075}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 415 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 261 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1971, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81075
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

Lee Morgan's final studio recording before he was murdered was initially released as a two-fer LP, and the original recordings without alternate takes are included here on one CD. This was a fertile creative time for Morgan, as rivals Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw were embracing the electrified sounds of the times and Morgan followed suit. Harold Mabern is on the Fender Rhodes piano, tenor saxophonist Billy Harper proves a formidable front-line mate, and the vibrant Bobbi Humphrey is heard on flute before she commercialized her sound.

Larry Dixon - Star Time: Chicago 1971-87 (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 16, 2016
Larry Dixon - Star Time: Chicago 1971-87 (2016)

Larry Dixon - Star Time: Chicago 1971-87 (2016)
Disco, Soul, Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:24:38| 331 MB
Label: Past Due Records | Release Year: 2016

For the past four decades, a growing cult of soul music collectors have sought two obscure LPs and a handful of extremely rare 45s released on the vanity record label LAD Productions, Inc. between the late seventies and the mid eighties by the mysterious South Side Chicago singer/song writer Larry Dixon. Larry’s raw songs capture the transition from R&B to boogie-down as disco was rapidly becoming extinct. They also perfectly illustrate Larry’s ability to overcome his environment and discrimination, transcended by his determination to write and produce music. With the support of his faithful musicians, Larry’s success was only hindered by lack of airplay and promotion, but his talent shines through.
Barbara Massey & Ernie Calabria - Prelude To... (1971) Reissue 2007

Barbara & Ernie - Prelude To… (1971) Reissue 2007
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Soul, Baroque Pop | Label: Fallout | # FOCD2046 | Time: 00:35:24

Soul singer Barbara Massey and jazz guitarist Ernie Calabria paired up for this rare 1971 album. With Calabria having worked with Nina Simone and Harry Belafonte, among others, and Massey having sung backup for artists including Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, and Herbie Hancock, the pairing was an inspired one and resulted in this superb soul-jazz outing. Massey has a dry yet passionate and evocative vocal quality that often brings to mind Grace Slick. Fittingly, the duo takes on Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love," turning the Summer of Love anthem into a steamy and hypnotic soul-funk jam. Elsewhere, the duo touches upon such varying styles as folk, Latin, and psychedelic rock with cuts like "For You" and "Do You Know?," bringing to mind such similarly inclined acts as the Free Design and Bill Withers. Anyone who has even a passing interest in this kind of '70s cross-genre aesthetic will certainly want to seek out Prelude To…