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VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD

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VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD

VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 261 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standards, Swing | Label: Start | # PC622 | Time: 01:52:03

Cole Porter was one of a handful of American musical colossi. He had the genius to conjure up improbable rhyming lyrics to catchy melodies delivering not only a single song but as often or not a whole conundrum of numbers collected within the sphere of a show. This collection of 40 songs exemplifies the talent of Cole Porter and is a testament (tribute) to his longevity in musical history. Wit, humour, sophistication, rhythmic and key changes are small change to his ability.Who else could win a challenge to produce 'Miss Otis Regrets' after questioned whether he could write lyrics from the next words he heard? The cast of star celebrities in this collection say it all. Sinatra, Bennett,Crosby, Ella, Billie,Nat,Marlene, Judy to name a few. Also, the bigger bands of not so long ago, Nat Gonella, Jack Hylton, Geraldo. These need preservation orders and what better than endorse the master composer Mr Cole Porter? Add this to your collection.

Tom Jones - Greatest Love Songs (2003)

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Tom Jones - Greatest Love Songs (2003)

Tom Jones - Greatest Love Songs (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Label: Hip-O/Universal | # 440 069 586-2 | Time: 00:52:04
AM Pop, Vocal Pop, Pop/Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul

GREATEST LOVE SONGS (Hip-O Records), released January 28, 2003, collects 17 of the hit songs and fan favorites from the swingin' '60s and early '70s – eight of them U.S. Top 40s – that set the emotion in motion.

Edith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set

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Edith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set

Édith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.13 Gb | Scans ~ 104 Mb | Time: 11:36:26
French Chanson, Cabaret, Vocal Pop | Label: EMI France | # 4790 642

211 tracks, with all her most popular songs ( La Vie en Rose; Milord; Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, etc.), all CDs have picture sleeves and when the images on the spines are arranged together they form a picture of Edith + 84-page booklet in english and french, housed in maroon & gold picture box.

Peggy Lee - Dream Street (1957) Japanese Mini-LP Reissue 1999

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Peggy Lee - Dream Street (1957) Japanese Mini-LP Reissue 1999

Peggy Lee - Dream Street (1957) Japanese Mini-LP Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 152 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Label: Decca/Universal Victor | # MVCJ-19195 | Time: 00:35:15
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop

Dream Street captures Peggy Lee at her most intimate and melancholy – a song cycle exploring love and loss in uncompromisingly frank terms, it strips away the saccharine and schmaltz so common among the singer's Decca sessions to effectively create the first truly adult music of her career. Lee occupies the same harrowing emotional territory staked out by Frank Sinatra via the landmark In the Wee Small Hours, investing the material with the kind of heartbreak and longing that belies the whole "easy listening" tag – this is music shorn of pretense and artifice, as intense as a primal scream yet beautiful in the way only art of this magnitude can be.

Nat King Cole - 10th Anniversary (1955) Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - 10th Anniversary (1955) Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - 10th Anniversary (1955) Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:50
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM-870, 509995-01973-2-3

Nat King Cole's album 10th Anniversary proved to be an interesting watershed in his career. First finding fame as a popular jazz pianist leading a trio, Cole gradually added more and more vocals until he had pretty much left jazz behind for a full-time career as a singer. This compilation, issued on LP in 1955, drew from unreleased recordings from both his jazz and easy listening sessions. One can hear Cole's growth as a singer in his jazz tracks, scatting a bit in his "Lulubelle," though it is his impressive piano that dominates another original, "I'm an Errand Boy for Rhythm." "Peaches" is a rather pedestrian affair with the heavy-handed bongos of Jack Costanzo proving to be more of a distraction than a benefit. The easy listening vocals are a mixed bag. "Too Soon" is overwhelmed by Nelson Riddle's strings, though Dave Cavanaugh's campy Western satire "Rough Ridin'" fares better. Liner note writer James Ritz sings praises for Les Baxter's scoring of the ballad "The Story of My Wife," though the bland arrangement and melody bring to mind the prevailing attitude among other arrangers of the '50s ("The less Baxter, the better!").

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)

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Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Vocal Pop | Label: eOne | # EOM-CD-5157 | Time: 00:57:19

Widely regarded as one of Canada's best jazz singers, Russian-born, Toronto-based vocalist Sophie Milman changes tact slightly for her fourth studio album, In the Moonlight. The twinkling piano chords, shuffling, brushed stroke rhythms, and gentle brass instrumentation which defined her previous output are still very much in evidence, but having traveled to New York to record with producer Matt Pierson (Jane Monheit, Michael Franks), the Juno Award winner has capitalized on the opportunity to expand her sound by inviting a string ensemble on board for the first time in her career. However, avoiding the temptation to smother the timeless, smoky, jazz bar arrangements in layers of bombastic layers of strings, the pair only use their newly recruited musicians sparingly and when needed, with only the Duke Ellington standards "Prelude to a Kiss" and "Day Dream," and the Umbrellas of Cherbourg number "Watch What Happens" offering anything more than the occasional orchestral flourish.

Billie Davis - Her Best 1963-1970 (1995)

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Billie Davis - Her Best 1963-1970 (1995)

Billie Davis - Her Best 1963-1970 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185Mb | Scans included
Early Pop/Rock, Pop, British Invasion | Label: Oxford | # OX CD SKL 5029 | Time: 01:16:59

This 27-track CD of rather mysterious origin is the most comprehensive Billie Davis anthology, but not without its imperfections. In its favor, it does include nine tracks from her 1963-1964 girl group-influenced singles, whereas the most commonly available Davis anthology (Tell Him: The Decca Years has just four of those. In all, it has ten songs not on Tell Him: The Decca Years, but is also missing three songs that are not that release, whose sound quality is better (though not seriously flawed). And the liner notes on Her Best: 1963-1970 are perfunctory, though it does contain a complete 1962-1970 Davis discography. So what most people would pick this up for are the ten songs not on Tell Him, which are useful for Davis fans, but not (with one exception) among her most outstanding recordings. That one exception is the moody, sassy 1964 single "Whatcha' Gonna Do," perhaps her best girl group-styled effort; the Mersey-influenced chirpy warble of its B-side "Everybody Knows" is pretty enjoyable too.

Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007
Gordon Jenkins conducts First Church Of Deliverance Choir

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice/EMI | # CCM-868, 509995-01997-2-3 | Time: 00:42:13
Gospel, Spiritual, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz

Every Time I Feel the Spirit is a 1959 studio album by Nat King Cole, of spirituals, arranged by Gordon Jenkins. Cole is accompanied by the First Church of Deliverance Choir of Chicago, Illinois. The album was re-issued by Capitol Records in 1966 under the new title, Nat King Cole Sings Hymns and Spirituals. Several bonus tracks, recorded between 1951 and 1961 and arranged by Nelson Riddle and others, were added to later CD re-issues.

VA - Here Comes Santa Claus: 29 Swinging Chestnuts (2021)

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VA - Here Comes Santa Claus: 29 Swinging Chestnuts (2021)

VA - Here Comes Santa Claus: 29 Swinging Chestnuts (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 381 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | Covers included | 01:18:20
R'n'B, Swing, Xmas | Label: Bear Family Records

What we started with our compilation 'Heading For The Christmas Ball' (BCD 17611) in 2020, we would like to continue: to provide the festival of love with more exuberance, even though some songs are nostalgic and dreamy and you might even feel transported back to your own childhood. This Christmas disc invites you to the Christmas ball, to dance, to swing, to contemplation and exuberance among family members, friends, peers and guests.

Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

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Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

Billie Holiday - The Real… Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 625 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88691900762 | Time: 03:49:35
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standards

UK three CD collection from the influential Jazz vocalist. While her life may have been tragic, her music has remained an integral part of American Jazz history and is constantly discovered by a new generation or rediscovered year after a year. This three CD collection features 78 tracks including 'God Bless the Child', 'Pennies from Heaven', 'Gloomy Sunday' and many others.

Tom Lehrer - The Remains of Tom Lehrer (2000) 3CD Box Set

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Tom Lehrer - The Remains of Tom Lehrer (2000) 3CD Box Set

Tom Lehrer - The Remains of Tom Lehrer (2000) 3CD Box Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 888 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 450 Mb | Scans ~ 25 Mb
Label: Warner Archives/Rhino | # R2 79831 | Time: 03:16:02
Genre: Comedy/Spoken, Novelty, Satire, Music Hall

Rhino's three-disc box set The Remains of Tom Lehrer presents 75 tracks from the satirist's four decade career. The first disc concentrates on Lehrer's studio output, including pieces from his 1953 debut Songs by Tom Lehrer and his 1959 album More of Tom Lehrer, as well as a 1996 version of "I Got It from Agnes" and "That's Mathematics," a previously unreleased track from 1993. Disc two gathers his '59 performances at MIT and Harvard, captured on the albums Tom Lehrer Revisited and An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (which offered many of the same selections as their studio predecessors). The third disc is a mix of live and studio tracks, including the material from the album That Was the Year That Was, songs written for PBS's The Electric Company in 1971-72, orchestral versions of songs conducted by Richard Hayman in 1960, and four new songs, including "Selling Out" and "(I'm Spending Hanukkah) In Santa Monica." Song-by-song notes by Lehrer, rare photos, and an essay by Dr. Demento add an extra depth to The Remains of Tom Lehrer making it the ultimate collection of his irreverent social commentary.

June Christy - June Christy Sings The Standards (2002)

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June Christy - June Christy Sings The Standards (2002)

June Christy - June Christy Sings The Standards (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Vocal Pop, Cool | Label: EMI | # 7243 539399 2 2 | 01:05:53

This solid collection may strike June Christy fans as a little ironic because rather than stock her albums with standards the way that most of her peers did, the West Coast jazz vocalist was known for unearthing new and obscure songs. It's not that Christy neglected standards (in fact she recorded dozens of them over her 12-year run with Capitol Records), it's just that one gets the feeling that when she sang something like "I'm Glad There Is You" it was because she had something fresh or unique to bring to it. And she does put her own personal and idiosyncratic stamp on 20 of the songs here while two tunes haven't been recorded enough to become standards (the undeservedly obscure "Cry Like the Wind" and the swing-era novelty "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon"). So, when you add the song selection to the fact that this disc features the vocalist in orchestral, small-group jazz and big-band settings, the disc not only offers a much more complete portrait of the artist than the title suggests, but this is also one of the strongest entries in EMI's Sings the Standards series.

VA - Phil Spector's Flips And Rarities (2000)

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VA - Phil Spector's Flips And Rarities (2000)

VA - Phil Spector's Flips And Rarities (2000)
FLAC (tracks) - 462 MB
1:17:38 | Pop, Oldies | Label: Margi

Certainly this is an unauthorized CD compilation of rare 1960s tracks that Phil Spector had something to do with, as either producer, songwriter, or even artist. There's no label (though there is a catalog), but it certainly does exist, and was, as of 2001, available for sale at specialized record stores with extremely deep stock. Just because Spector was involved in a record didn't necessarily mean it was good, and the merits of this 30-song anthology are extremely erratic, though there are some undoubted high points. Most of these are run-of-the-mill early-'60s tracks that weren't hits for a reason: The songs were trivial and not that hot. And most of them don't have an identifiably Spectoresque sound, in part because on several of them he was only involved as a songwriter, in part because some of them predate his true Wall of Sound techniques.

Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set

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Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set

Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 834 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 751 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standards, Vocal Pop | Label: ESP Disk | # ESP 4039 | Time: 05:28:24

These rare treasures take you all across Billie's career-from '35, the year she debuted at the Apollo and first charted, to '59, the year she died. The stunning early performances include a 20-year-old Billie with Ellington in '35 and a 1937 radio broadcast from the Savoy Hotel in NY with the Basie Orchestra; you'll also hear rare rehearsal tapes, her Monterey '58 performance, songs on The Eddie Condon Show, The Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Show, an impromptu recording of Billie and friends singing My Yiddish Mamma, and more with Art Tatum, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and more! Includes 129 tracks: Swing Brother Swing; Fine and Mellow; I'll Get By; Billie's Blues; All of Me; Lover Man; Them There Eyes; You're My Thrill; I Cover the Waterfront; Porgy; Tenderly; God Bless the Child; My Man; Moanin' Low; Ghost of a Chance, and more.

VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CDs

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VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CDs

VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Label: Jasmine Records | # JASCD 726 | Time: 02:32:39
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, R&B, Jazz, Swing, Country, Vocal Pop, Early Pop/Rock, British Invasion

Long before he'd evolved into a fully-fledged cult figure, Joe Meek was the UK's first fully independent record producer. This unique 2CD set traces his career from his earliest sessions, as a sound balance engineer in the mid-'50s, to his emergence as a major songwriter and hit maker in the early '60s. It includes many of Meek's biggest records, including five UK # 1s by, Anne Shelton, Lonnie Donegan, Frankie Vaughan, Emile Ford and John Leyton, plus several other major million selling hits! Indeed, more than half of the sixty sides included herein were significant UK hits. This set also includes several collectors' rarities, previously unavailable on CD, most notably Gary Miller's unfeasibly-rare 'Moby Dick'. John Fraser's 'Golden Cage' and Geoff Goddard's 'Girl Bride'. If you are looking for what is by far the most interesting Joe Meek-related compilation for years then this is it!