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Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

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Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Artwork included
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Blues, Standards | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-82946-2 | 00:39:39

Madeleine Peyroux made a bit of a stir in 1996 due to her voice sounding remarkably close at times to Billie Holiday's. This wide-ranging set features Peyroux singing swing standards, originals and tunes that hint at country and folk music. Her supporting cast, which changes on each selection, includes a restrained James Carter on tenor and bass clarinet, Marc Ribot on dobro and guitar, trumpeter Marcus Printup, pianist Cyrus Chestnut and violinist Regina Carter, among others. A very interesting release which, despite the derivative nature of Peyroux's voice, is full of surprises. Highlights include "Walkin' After Midnight," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "La Vie en Rose" and "Muddy Water".

Nat King Cole Trio - Live At The Circle Room & More (1999)

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Nat King Cole Trio - Live At The Circle Room & More (1999)

Nat King Cole Trio - Live At The Circle Room & More (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 28 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Definitive | # DRCD 11162 | 01:12:38

This Live at the Circle Room date has been issued before, but the bonus material of the same band from a later date makes this an extra special set. For starters, the Circle Room, in the Hotel La Salle in Milwaukee, was the town's premier jazz spot in 1946. The first 17 tracks on this CD come from four performances between September 21 and 25 of that year. Cole, with Oscar Moore and Johnny Miller, had begin his singing career in earnest, and playing in front of a lounge crowd seemed like the most natural thing in the world for him. Indeed, as bottles click, and the periodic murmur of voices in the foreground appear in the mix, the listener will be transported into Cole's magical space. From Ellington's "C Jam Blues," to "I'm in the Mood for Love," "I'm Thru With Love," and "Sweet Georgia Brown," the Cole trio kicks it with grace and elegance.

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.

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.

Michael Bublé - Love (2018) {Japan 1st Press}

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Michael Bublé - Love (2018) {Japan 1st Press}

Michael Bublé - Love (2018) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans ~ 130 Mb | 00:45:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Pop, Standards | Reprise Records / Warner Music Japan Inc. #WPCR-18131

On the surface, the title of Michael Bublé's tenth studio album, 2018's Love, announces a swinging collection of standards and originals all thematically centered on themes of romance, fidelity, and desire. That said, it could also speak to two heart-wrenching years leading up to Love, during which time the singer's then three-year-old son was diagnosed with liver cancer and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Prior to the release of Love, Bublé even intimated in an interview that, in light of his son's illness, he might be ready to retire. All these notions of love and the stakes that drive our passionate emotions are redolent on the album, whose brightly swinging and upbeat production via longtime mentor David Foster belies the personal turmoil of Bublé's private life.

Michael Bublé - Nobody But Me (2016) {Deluxe Edition, Japan}

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Michael Bublé - Nobody But Me (2016) {Deluxe Edition, Japan}

Michael Bublé - Nobody But Me (2016) {Deluxe Edition, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 308 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans ~ 125 Mb | 00:45:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Reprise Records / Warner Music Japan Inc. #WPCR 17516
Vocal Jazz / Standards / Traditional Pop / Vocal Pop

Nobody But Me is the multi-Grammy, multi-platinumaward winning singer's first album in three years and is his 9th studio album. It follows the critically acclaimed To Be Loved album which was his fourth album to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 Charts. The exciting new collection of original pop tunes and beautiful standards highlight Buble's talent as a profound interpreter of the American songbook as well as his gifted songwriting and producing style. Nobody But Me was recorded in Los Angeles and Vancouver and includes three new Buble' penned originals along with breathtaking reinventions of classics including "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "The Very Thought of You", Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows" and the Johnny Mercer classic "I Wanna Be Around". Guest artists on the album are Mehgan Trainor and Black Thought (of The Roots). The new album is co-produced by Buble along withJohan Carlsson for MXM Productions, Alan Chang, Jason "Spicy G" Goldman, The Monsters and Strangerz. The deluxe version of "Nobody But Me" includes three additional 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.

Frank Sinatra - Some Nice Things I've Missed (1974) {1999/2009, Remastered}

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Frank Sinatra - Some Nice Things I've Missed (1974) {1999/2009, Remastered}

Frank Sinatra - Some Nice Things I've Missed (1974) {1999/2009, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 206 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 90 Mb
Full Scans | 00:29:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standards | Universal Music #460502670401

After returning to the spotlight with Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back, Frank Sinatra continued his comeback with Some Nice Things I've Missed. As the title suggests, the bulk of the album consists of songs that became popular during Sinatra's brief retirement, including hits by Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce, and Bread. By and large, the material is adapted for big bands, with a couple of tracks featuring slight contemporary touches, like folky acoustic guitar. The majority of the album is arranged and produced by Don Costa, who must bear some of the blame for the failure of the record. Most of the songs he had to work with were too simple to withstand substantial orchestration and rearrangement, but Costa's charts are overwhelmingly trite and unimaginative, underscoring how unsuited the material is for Sinatra.

Matt Monro - The Greatest (2010)

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Matt Monro - The Greatest (2010)

Matt Monro - The Greatest (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 446 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standards, Easy Listening | Label: EMI | # 600 7642 | 01:16:12

The home-grown British answer to Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro's hugely successful career spanned three decades and 100 million record sales, and, twenty-five years after his death Matt Monro's music resounds as strongly as ever. Matt Monro died on 7th February 1985, and to mark the 25th anniversary EMI are releasing The Greatest containing Matt's most notable songs, from the classic "Portrait of My Love" to the hauntingly beautiful "Softly as I Leave You". Also included are "Walk Away", "Born Free", "My Kind of Girl" and "Yesterday" as well as the previously unreleased "I’ll Never Fall In Love Again".

Anne Murray - Croonin' (1993)

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Anne Murray - Croonin' (1993)

Anne Murray - Croonin' (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included | 01:00:47
Adult Contemporary, Standards, Country-Pop, Soft Rock | Label: Toshiba-EMI | # TOCP-8167

Anne Murray's time with Capitol Records was running out when she recorded "Croonin." Her singles were no long charting and her album sales had dropped off significantly. The public was no longer buying the pop-rock-country formula that had served her so well for twenty-five years. What to do? Record an album of American standards. Why not? "Old Cape Cod," "Secret Love," Hey There," "The Wayward Wind" "Teach Me Tonight" – these were the tunes she listened to on the radio while growing up in Nova Scotia. They fit her middle-register voice like a glove. They were in her DNA. In a way, "Croonin" is the answer to "Where Do You Go When You Dream" (the title of an earlier an album). You sing the songs you truly love. And sings them she does, with all the dignity, sincerity, polish, and professionalism that distinguished her long career. Anne Murray was always a class act.

Cassandra Wilson - Loverly (2008)

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Cassandra Wilson - Loverly (2008)

Cassandra Wilson - Loverly (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 421 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Full Scans | 01:00:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Jazz / Modern Creative / Vocal Jazz / Standards
Blue Note Records #50999 5076992 6

Vocalist Cassandra Wilson has used her 15 years at Blue Note to explore the interpretive range of her voice, whether singing tunes by Van Morrison, Robert Johnson, Lewis Allan, Miles Davis, or Hoagy Carmichael. In many ways, Wilson has offered a new view of the standard by using classic rock and Delta blues tunes in her live and recorded repertoires. That said, Loverly is her first offering comprised almost completely of American songbook standards since Blue Skies 20 years ago. Wilson produced the recording in Jackson, MS, and surrounded herself with old friends: guitarist Marvin Sewell, bassists Reggie Veal and Lonnie Plaxico, drummer Herlin Riley, and labelmate and pianist Jason Moran.

Diana Krall - All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio) (1996) {2005, Reissue}

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Diana Krall - All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio) (1996) {2005, Reissue}

Diana Krall - All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio) (1996) {2005, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 301 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 170 Mb
Full Scans | 00:59:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Contemporary Jazz | Impulse! #0602498840160

Pianist/vocalist Diana Krall pays tribute to the Nat King Cole Trio on her Impulse! set. In general, the medium and up-tempo tunes work best, particularly such hot ditties as "I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm," "Frim Fram Sauce," and "Hit That Jive Jack." Krall does not attempt to directly copy Cole much (either pianistically or vocally), although his influence is obviously felt on some of the songs. The slow ballads are actually as reminiscent of Shirley Horn as Cole, particularly the somber "I'm Through With Love" and "If I Had You." Guitarist Russell Malone gets some solo space on many of the songs and joins in on the group vocal of "Hit That Jive Jack," although it is surprising that he had no other opportunities to interact vocally with Krall; a duet could have been delightful. Bassist Paul Keller is fine in support, pianist Benny Green backs Krall's vocal on "If I Had You," and percussionist Steve Kroon is added on one song. Overall, this is a tasteful effort that succeeds.