Bar Kays

The Bar-Kays - Money Talks (1978) Remastered 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at July 2, 2015
The Bar-Kays - Money Talks (1978) Remastered 2004

The Bar-Kays - Money Talks (1978) Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul | Label: Stax | # SCD24 4106-2 | Time: 00:34:39

Although the Bar-Kays stuck with the Stax Records until its demise in 1976, the label stopped releasing the group's recordings after 1973. However, when they re-emerged as a success on the Mercury label with hits like "Shake Your Rump to the Funk," some unreleased recordings they made between 1974 and 1976 were released as an album entitled Money Talks. Although this repackaging was obviously designed to cash in on the group's success, Money Talks stands up as a solid and consistent album in its own right. This material lays the groundwork for the Bar-Kays' post-Stax style by trading live-in-the-studio jams for a carefully produced sound and blending in standout pop hooks into the funky grooves. The best example is "Holy Ghost," a hard-grooving monster of a jam where elaborate horn arrangements dance around a thick synthesizer bassline as Larry Dodson lays down a salacious vocal about his lover's otherworldly romantic skills. It became a big R&B hit when released as a single in 1978 and was later sampled by M/A/R/R/S on their club classic "Pump Up the Volume".

The Bar-Kays - Contagious (1987)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at March 21, 2015
The Bar-Kays - Contagious (1987)

The Bar-Kays - Contagious (1987)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE + LOG + Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 51:46 Min | 355,12 Mb
Label: Mercury / Polygram Records, Inc. (USA) | Released: 1987

Although the ' membership had once topped ten members, by 1987 only , , and remained. The band's sound had completely transfigured, too, leaving behind most of their early funk trappings for the synth pop sounds of the day, a style which actually was well-suited to 's unique vocal style and the band's high-energy pop.

Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (1967) {Stax/Rhino}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 18, 2011
Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (1967) {Stax/Rhino}

Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (1967) {Stax/Rhino}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 177MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul,Funk

The Bar-Kays were an aggregate born of the same inspiration behind Booker T. & the MG's – performing the double-duty of being a backing combo for the significant canon of vocalists on the Memphis-based Stax and Volt labels, as well as a self-contained unit. The original lineup of James Alexander (bass), Jimmy King (guitar), Ronnie Caldwell (organ), Phalon Jones (sax), Carl Cunningham (drums), and Ben Cauley (trumpet) were only together long enough to have issued this album prior to the tragic loss of everyone sans Alexander and Cauley in the December '67.

Bar-Kays - Nightcruising (1981) {PTG 34047}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 18, 2011
Bar-Kays - Nightcruising (1981) {PTG 34047}

Bar-Kays - Nightcruising (1981) {PTG 34047}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 259MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classic Funk,Soul

By 1981, the Bar-Kays were firmly at the front of the synth-laden R&B pack that would come to dominate much of the scene. But, although they had left their Stax era chops behind, four albums into their Mercury career the band was still capable of flinging some fine funk your way. Best described, perhaps, as contemporary and more urban dance, Nightcruising showcased the band in fine form.

The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove + Black Rock (1969+1971) {Stax}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 12, 2011
The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove + Black Rock (1969+1971) {Stax}

The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove + Black Rock (1969+1971) {Stax}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 480MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk,Soul

The Bar-Kays were early progenitors of '70s funk. BLACK ROCK/GOTTA GROOVE is two records on one CD; both albums feature early incarnations of the band. The tracks on GOTTA GROOVE are from 1968, one year after the group had lost four of its members in the same plane crash that killed Otis Redding.

The Bar-Kays - Injoy  Music

Posted by TicoInLondon at Sept. 25, 2007
The Bar-Kays - Injoy

The Bar-Kays - Injoy
Release Year: 1979 | MP3 | 256kbps | 66.5 MB | 1 CD | RS
Genre: Funk/Soul Style: Soul/Funk/Disco
Various Artists - The Complete Stax & Volt Singles 1959-1968 (1991) {9CD Set Reissued 2016 Digitally Remastered}

Various Artists - The Complete Stax & Volt Singles 1959-1968 (1991) {9CD Set Reissued 2016 Digitally Remastered}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.64 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.51 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 215 Mb | 5% repair rar
©1959-68, 1991, 2016 Atlantic / ATCO / Rhino / Warner | 081227954666
R&B / Blues / Soul / Doo Wop / Early Pop / Funk / Soul-Blues / Early R&B

9CD reconfiguration of original Atlantic box set, featuring every A-side the label released during those nine years, as well as several B-sides. The set is a definitive portrait of gritty, deep Southern soul. For any serious soul or rock collector, it's an essential set, since Stax-Volt was not only a musically revolutionary label, its roster was deep with talent, which means much of the music on this collection is first-rate. 11 of these singles charted on Billboard.

VA - Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 4: Soul (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 16, 2016
VA - Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 4: Soul (1994)

VA - Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 4: Soul (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Instrumental Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Early Pop/Rock | Label: Rhino | # R2 71604 | Time: 00:55:17

The most consistently enticing disc in the Rock Instrumental Classics series, this is both a great party and driving record and a window on the rhythms that powered soul music in the '60s (and early '70s, in two cases). In addition to some obvious choices (the four Booker T. & the MG's tracks, the Mar-Keys' "Last Night"), it also offers some left-field picks, such as the varied approaches to Latin music offered by Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, and El Chicano. The stock of virtuoso performances here is all but endless: the bass-and-drums breakdown on Cliff Nobles and Co.'s "The Horse," the glinting guitar solo on the Bar-Kays' "Soul Finger," Hugh Masekela's questing trumpet on "Grazing in the Grass".

Carl Sims - Are You Serious? (2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 29, 2014
Carl Sims - Are You Serious? (2014)

Carl Sims - Are You Serious? (2014)
Blues, Soul, RnB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:19 | 116 MB
Label: Music Access | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2014

Carl Sims began performing when he was sixteen years old singer for the Original Bar-Kays back in the mid-60s. The Bar-Kays took Arthur Conley's place as opening act for the Otis Redding Revue. A plane crash in Milwaukee, Wi. in 1967 killed Otis and several of the Bar-Kays. Carl along with James Alexander the Bass Player for the group luckily took a commercial flight out of Cleveland. Carl began his solo career with a couple of Hits "Trapped" and "17 Days of Loving", on Paula-Jewel Records. From there he went to Malaco Records for two albums, one for Entune and now he is with Ecko Records.
Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack (1971) [SACD 2004] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack (1971) [SACD 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:27 minutes | Scans included | 2,19 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,45 GB

Isaac Hayes was undoubtedly one of the era's most accomplished soul artists. With the Theme From Shaft, Hayes delivered an anthem just as ambitious and revered as the film itself, a song that has only grown more treasured over the years, after having been an enormously popular hit at the time of its release. This CD features cinematic moments of instrumentation, composed and produced by Hayes while being performed by the Bar-Kays - some down-tempo, others quite jazzy.