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Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | CCM-871, 509995-01984-2-9 | Time: 00:46:08
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop

In 1954, Capitol Records released the 10" LP collection Eight Top Pops, compiling eight songs that had appeared on singles by Nat King Cole during 1952. The first two, "Somewhere Along the Way" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," were the biggest hits, both reaching number eight in Billboard. "Because You're Mine," Cole's cover of the Mario Lanza movie song (done in a far more relaxed style than Lanza's, of course), was also a major hit, reaching number 16. "Faith Can Move Mountains" and "The Ruby and the Pearl" were somewhat less successful, but still lodged in the Top 30, as did the B-sides "Funny (Not Much)" and "I'm Never Satisfied." The only one of the eight songs not to earn a chart placing was "A Weaver of Dreams," the B-side of the single "Wine, Women and Song." In 1963, Capitol expanded Eight Top Pops into the 12" LP Top Pops by adding two tracks at the end of either side of the original release. These four songs all came from an EP recorded by Cole in 1954, on which he covered hits by other performers, including Doris Day's "If I Give My Heart to You," the De Castro Singers' "Teach Me Tonight," and Perry Como's "Papa Loves Mambo".

Nat King Cole - This Is Nat 'King' Cole (1957) Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - This Is Nat 'King' Cole (1957) Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - This Is Nat 'King' Cole (1957) Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM-869, 509995-01982-2-1 | Time: 00:47:04
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop

Capitol Records took This Is Sinatra!, a compilation album, into the Top Ten in early 1957, which probably prompted the label to assemble a similar collection, This Is Nat "King" Cole, later in the year. Consisting of tracks not previously issued on a Cole LP, the disc contains seven recent Billboard singles chart entries among its 12 selections – "Too Young to Go Steady" (which reached number 21), "Forgive My Heart" (13), "Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You" (72), "To the Ends of the Earth" (25), "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life" (57), "Someone You Love" (13), and "Never Let Me Go" (79) – while an eighth song, "That's All," was the B-side of the 1953 Top 20 hit "Lover, Come Back to Me!" "Too Young to Go Steady," which peaked in April 1956, turned out to be all that was really heard of a stage musical intended for Broadway, Strip for Action, with songs by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, which closed out of town. "I Just Found Out About Love" and "Love Me as Though There Were No Tomorrow," two more songs from that ill-fated show, are among the previously unheard tracks unearthed for this compilation.

Nat King Cole - Unforgettable: Songs by Nat King Cole (1954) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Unforgettable: Songs by Nat King Cole (1954) Expanded Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Unforgettable: Songs by Nat King Cole (1954) Expanded Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM-874 | Time: 00:48:21

Emerging as a great pop vocal stylist in 1954, Nat King Cole enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums thereon, but Unforgettable is perhaps the singer at his early peak. With romance as the watchword, Cole slides through some of his most familiar ballads, include the title selection, "Portrait of Jennie," "Mona Lisa," and "I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons)." There are quite a few lesser known, but attractive songs, plus a small handful of standards ("What'll I Do?" is a keeper) that round out this interesting collection. The very artistic, near surreal three-dimensional white, charcoal black, and royal blue-hued front cover may be the best part of this reissue, as it reflects a time period defined by its simplicity and yet its increasingly technological, superimposed modernity.

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 | Scans included | Time: 01:52:03
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standards, Swing | Label: Start | # PC622

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.

Carl Perkins - The Complete Carl Perkins On Sun (2021)

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Carl Perkins - The Complete Carl Perkins On Sun (2021)

Carl Perkins - The Complete Carl Perkins On Sun (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 525 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 244 Mb | 01:44:53
Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Oldies | Label: Curb Records

Carl Perkins found his way to Sam Phillips and the Sun Studio during the summer of 1954 after Perkins heard Elvis's record of "Blue Moon of Kentucky" on the radio. "There's a man in Memphis who understands what we're doing. I need to go see him," said Perkins, who had been playing-and writing-rockabilly before Elvis made his first recordings. Carl Perkins recorded 42 songs for Sun Records from 1954 until 1958 when he signed with Columbia. This album is comprised of all but one of those 42 songs.

Doris Day - The Complete Doris Day With Les Brown (1998) 2CDs

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Doris Day - The Complete Doris Day With Les Brown (1998) 2CDs

Doris Day - The Complete Doris Day With Les Brown (1998) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM-029-2 | Time: 02:12:22
Genre: Big Band, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop

Forty-two songs cut between November 1940 and August 1946, and the perfect companion to Bear Family's It's Magic box set – anyone who's been even tempted to own that will have to get this more modestly priced precursor to that material. Day's period singing with Les Brown is, today, regarded with a degree of love and affection reserved for Ella Fitzgerald's era with Chick Webb, or Frank Sinatra's work with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Yet Sony Music's own releases devoted to Doris Day and Les Brown spread the music around to several different CDs, and suffered from sound that, today, seems substandard. These newly remastered tracks, offered in chronological order, including one previously unissued song ("Are You Still in Love with Me"), not only display a far richer, warmer sound, but have been presented with the kind of care that is normally reserved for the best parts of a label's catalog – which these sides definitely are. Day's voice during this period (she was 16 when she cut her first sides with Brown) was an astonishingly expressive instrument.

Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow (2005) 4 CD Set [Quadromania Series]

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Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow (2005) 4 CD Set [Quadromania Series]

Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow (2005) 4 CD Set [Quadromania Series]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 866 Mb | Scans included | Time: 03:38:04
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Show/Musical | Label: Membran | # 222430-444

This is an essential package! Whoever put this together obviously knew what they were doing, and all is placed in chronological order. Discs 1-3 are a terrific compilation of material from the MGM years, consisting of commercial recordings of soundtrack materal. If no recording was commercially released, the original soundtrack is used-great for such numbers as "Hoe Down" with Mickey Rooney! But the last disc makes this package essential-here is a pristine soundboard recording of Judy's final performance at the Palace Theater, MYC-2/24/52! She was concluding a 19-week engagement, and the atmosphere is electric. Fantastic stuff!

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.

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP, SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012

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Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP, SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD)
Japanese Mini-LP SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 774 Mb | Scans ~ 1.2 Gb
Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, AM Pop | Label: Motown/Universal Music Japan | Time: 05:38:04

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Diana Ross & The Supremes featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. Part of a ten-album Diana Ross & The Supremes SHM-CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Where Did Our Love Go", "More Hits By The Supremes", "I Hear A Symphony", "The Supremes A Go Go", "Sing Holland Dozier Holland", "Reflections", "Join The Temptaions", "Love Child", "Let The Sunshine In", and "Cream Of The Crop".

Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra - Skyliner: 1940-1945 (1996) featuring Lena Horne, Kay Starr & Peanuts Holland

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Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra - Skyliner: 1940-1945 (1996) featuring Lena Horne, Kay Starr & Peanuts Holland

Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra - Skyliner: 1940-1945 (1996)
featuring Lena Horne, Kay Starr & Peanuts Holland

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Big Band, Swing | Label: Giants Of Jazz, Promo Sound | # CD 53280 | Time: 01:08:32

Skyliner was one of Charlie Barnet's most exciting hit records, and quickly became as closely identified with his big band as was Ray Noble's Cherokee. This 1996 EPM Musique Jazz Anthology compilation is one of at least six Barnet albums with the word "Skyliner" in the title. Tracks one through twelve were recorded for the Bluebird label between June 19, 1940 and April 30, 1942. Tracks thirteen through twenty follow Barnet's progress through the turbulent wartime years with a trail of Decca sides cut between July 1942 and February 1944. "Skyliner" comes from a V-Disc recorded on July 13, 1944; "E-Bob-O-Lee-Bob," like "Oh Miss Jaxon" a vocal feature for trumpeter Peanuts Holland, was harvested from a Jubilee broadcast on December 6, 1945. Some of this band's arrangements were written by Horace Henderson, Billy May and by the leader himself. Most Charlie Barnet albums are well worth investigating. This one lives somewhere near the top of the heap.

Andy Williams - The Real... Andy Williams: The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3CD Set

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Andy Williams - The Real... Andy Williams: The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3CD Set

Andy Williams - The Real… Andy Williams: The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 424 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music | # 88691900692 | Time: 03:00:36
Vocal Pop, Traditional Pop, Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz

Three CD collection from the legendary crooner. Though his commercial peak was in the '60s and '70s, Williams has continued to stay busy over the decades by touring, recording and headlining his own Moon River Theater in Branson, MO. He also remains popular in the UK and Europe, where he has frequently toured over the years. This triple disc set features 60 classics including 'Moon River', 'Can't Get Used To Losing You' and many more tracks including a dozen Christmas favorites.

The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower (2008) 2CDs

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The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower (2008) 2CDs

The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower (2008) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 347 Mb | Scans included | 02:29:34
Traditional Country, Appalachian, Folk, Oldies | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD280

The Carter Family were pioneers of Country music but their influence was far reaching and impacted future performers of other genres such as folk, pop/rock and even Southern gospel. This 2CD set celebrates their early material (1927-1941) and includes Keep On The Sunnyside', 'Wabash Cannonball', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' title track 'Wildwood Flower' plus many more classic tracks.

Carly Simon - Film Noir (1997)

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Carly Simon - Film Noir (1997)

Carly Simon - Film Noir (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Covers included
Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Standards | Label: Arista | # 07822-18984-2 | 00:42:48

For Carly Simon, Film Noir is a way to explore traditional pop classics. Using smoky saloon songs like "Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye" as a blueprint, Simon and producer Jimmy Webb create a seductive, intimate atmosphere. Simon's vocals aren't naturally suited to this material, but she acquits herself well, and the two duets – one with Webb and one with John Travolta ("Two Sleepy People") – are charming additions to an ingratiating album.

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.

The Ink Spots - Best of the Singles 1936-1953 (2018)

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The Ink Spots - Best of the Singles 1936-1953 (2018)

The Ink Spots - Best of the Singles 1936-1953 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 929 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 599 Mb | Covers included | 03:58:27
Pop, Vocal, R'n'B, Doo-wop | Label: Reel To Reel Music

4 Cd Quality 80-track anthology of the great vocal group's singles incl Just For A Thrill, My Prayer, That's When Your Heartaches Begin, Stranger In Paradise and more.