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VA - 101 Floorfillers (2010)

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VA - 101 Floorfillers (2010)

VA - 101 Floorfillers (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 864 MB
6:13:55 | Disco, Pop Rock, Hip-House, Country, Euro House, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Pop Rap, RnB, Swing, House
Label: EMI

Floorfillers is back with 101 of the very best party tunes for any party or occasion!

VA - Essential - 80's Love (2010)

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VA - Essential - 80's Love (2010)

VA - Essential - 80's Love (2010)
FLAC (tracks) - 1.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 551 MB
3:55:20 | R&B, Swing, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Ballad, Disco | Label: Sony Music UK

Essential: 80s Love Review by Al Campbell
Essential: 80s Love is a better-than-average three-disc set highlighting 60 pop singles released in that decade. Along with the original versions of such hits as "Hold Me Now" (Thompson Twins), "Eternal Flame" (Bangles), "All Out of Love" (Air Supply), "Can't Fight This Feeling," (REO Speedwagon), and "Let's Hear It for the Boy" (Deniece Williams), are less-than-obvious inclusions by Deacon Blue, FM, Dee C. Lee, and Five Star.

Michael Kamen & Robert Kraft - Hudson Hawk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)

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Michael Kamen & Robert Kraft - Hudson Hawk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)

Michael Kamen & Robert Kraft - Hudson Hawk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 220 Mb | MP3, CBR320 kbps ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5323 | Time: 00:39:46

Hudson Hawk was an action-comedy vehicle for a post-Die Hard Bruce Willis, directed by Michael Lehmann. Willis plays Eddie Hawkins, a master thief who, on the day of his parole from prison, suddenly finds himself blackmailed into committing a series of elaborate heists. The complicated plot involves the Italian Mafia, an evil international conglomerate, the artwork of Leonardo da Vinci, and a machine that turns lead into gold, but it’s really just an excuse for Willis and his co-star Danny Aiello to engage in various globe-trotting escapades of comic tomfoolery. The film co-stars Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, and Richard E. Grant, and unfortunately was an enormous box-office flop; audiences seemingly couldn’t reconcile Willis’s tough guy persona with the film’s slapstick comedy action, bizarre sound effects, and surreal humor. Musically, Hudson Hawk is an enjoyable oddity. One of the conceits in the story is that the characters played by Willis and Aiello often spontaneously burst into song, as a way to synchronize the timing of their heists. The pair sing several tracks, two of which – Bing Crosby’s “Swinging on a Star” from Going My Way (which won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1944), and Paul Anka’s “Side by Side” – are featured on the film’s soundtrack.

Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993

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Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993

Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 131 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | Label: Verve | # 519 806-2 | Time: 00:39:26

This 1953 date matched Webster with such peers as alto saxophonist Benny Carter, trumpeter Harry Edison, and pianist Oscar Peterson for a series of elegant yet soulful and exuberant small group dates. With no cut longer than four and a half minutes, the players didn't have time for excess statements or overkill; they had to quickly get to the heart of the matter in their solos, make their points, and return to the head. The original session has been enlarged by the addition of two previously unissued tracks, plus an alternate version of "That's All" that was later issued as a single. Label head Norman Granz excelled in producing swing-oriented, crisply played mainstream dates. Although this date is more than four decades old, Ben Webster's solos have a freshness and vitality that make them quite relevant to contemporary events.

The Charlie Byrd Quintet - Du Hot Club De Concord (1995)

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The Charlie Byrd Quintet - Du Hot Club De Concord (1995)

The Charlie Byrd Quintet - Du Hot Club De Concord (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4674)

This project is an inspired idea. Guitarist Charlie Byrd, who will always be best-known for his bossa nova recordings, also always loved Django Reinhardt's music. He heads du Hot Club de Concord, a group similar to the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, except that instead of being comprised of three guitars, one violin, and a bass, this ensemble has two guitars (with Frank Vignola playing rhythm behind Byrd), violinist Johnny Frigo, bassist Michael Moore, and Hendrik Meurkens on harmonica. The blend between harmonica and violin is particularly effective, and the repertoire ranges from swing tunes (including Byrd's "Swing '59") to some light Brazilian music, ballads, and standards. Byrd, Frigo, and Meurkens take plenty of fine solos, making this a highly recommended set.

Rod Stewart - Fly Me To The Moon... The Great American Songbook Volume V (2010)

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Rod Stewart - Fly Me To The Moon... The Great American Songbook Volume V (2010)

Rod Stewart - Fly Me To The Moon… The Great American Songbook Volume V (2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | J Records, 88697772092 | ~ 421 or 145 Mb | Artwork -> 11 Mb
Smooth Jazz, Swing, Vocal, Easy Listening

Rod Stewart has been mining the Great American Songbook for the better part of a decade, so it would only make sense that he would get a little bit better as time goes by. And, by some stroke of fate, Fly Me to the Moon – the fifth installment in this never-ending series and first since 2005, as Rod spent the back half of the 2000s taking songbook detours into rock and soul – is Stewart’s best album in the entire serie…

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - 1939-1940 (1991) (Re-up)

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Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - 1939-1940 (1991) (Re-up)

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - 1939-1940 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 286 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 601)

This volume of the Classics Chronological series places Billie Holiday's music in historical context to an unusual degree, as her recordings for the Columbia and Commodore labels have until now been reissued separately because of copyright and catalog ownership. The songs parceled together here were recorded at a crossroads in Holiday's career. The setting for the first - in what would constitute great changes in her life and music - was Barney Josephson's Café Society Downtown. Located at 2 Sheridan Square, this was Manhattan's first fully integrated nightclub. Its clientele included a number of politically progressive intellectuals and social activists. When she first appeared at the club on December 30, 1938, Billie Holiday was known as a spunky vocalist who presented lively renditions of pop and jazz standards in what was considered an unusual yet accessible style…

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.

Django Reinhardt - The Electric Years [Recorded 1947-1953] (2007) (Repost)

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Django Reinhardt - The Electric Years [Recorded 1947-1953] (2007) (Repost)

Django Reinhardt - The Electric Years [Recorded 1947-1953] (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 542 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 371 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC 920)

The legendary Django Reinhardt appears on an Avid release for the second time, here featuring his electric period. Focusing on his music after 1947 when he returned from the USA having played with Duke Ellington, we also include a valuable recording made at the RDF radio studios possibly for a film soundtrack and skillfully re-mastered by Avid's own sound engineers. Django's music in the 1950's underwent many changes as witnessed among these tracks. We travel through small group swing to bebop influenced modern harmonic and rhythmically conceptual pieces, urgent, wild and frantic as detected in his amazing guitar playing!

Charlie Christian - Electric (2011) [Recorded 1939-1940]

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Charlie Christian - Electric (2011) [Recorded 1939-1940]

Charlie Christian - Electric (2011) [Recorded 1939-1940]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 158 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Swing, Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: Uptown | # UPCD27.63 | Time: 00:56:39

Charlie Christian's career was all too brief, lasting a mere five years. After catching the attention of John Hammond, who recommended him to Benny Goodman, he appeared on fewer than 100 sessions between 1939 and 1941, mostly broadcasts, plus a few privately recorded sessions issued on various labels over the years, in addition to his well-known studio recordings and with Goodman. While the music in this compilation has been previously available, this collection has to much recommend it. First of all, new digital transfers have been made from original acetates from the Jerry Newhouse collection, rather than relying on later generation sources. Frank Driggs' detailed liner notes provide a wealth of historical background and there are also lots of photographs. But the most important factor is the music itself.

Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995)

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Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995)

Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Label: Capitol Jazz | # CDP 7243 8 35039 2 6 | Time: 00:58:30
Jump Blues, Vocal Jazz, Swing, Early R&B

Nellie Lutcher was at the peak of her fame during her period with Capitol (1947-1951). A fine swing-based pianist, Lutcher was best known for her unique vocal style, which included witty asides that often sounded spontaneous. This well-conceived CD has 18 of her recordings from 1947 and one apiece from 1949-1951. Highlights include "Hurry on Down," "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else," "He's a Real Gone Guy," "Chi-Chi-Chi Chicago," "The Song Is Ended," "Fine Brown Frame," and two previously unissued numbers. With sympathetic and swinging backing from various guitarists (including Ulysses Livingstone and Irving Ashby), bassists, and drummers, the spotlight is on Nellie Lutcher throughout. This highly recommended disc is easily her definitive CD.

Paul Anka - Rock Swings (2005)

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Paul Anka - Rock Swings (2005)

Paul Anka - Rock Swings (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 400 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 163 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Pop | Verve Records / Universal Music #602498826003

Rock Swings is an album by Paul Anka. Recorded in November 2004 and released on May 31, 2005 in Canada and June 7, 2005 in the United States, it contains swing jazz covers of popular rock and pop songs from the 1980s and 1990s. The idea of an established vocalist giving rock hits a "standards" treatment was earlier realized by Anka's contemporary Pat Boone in the 1997 album, In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, with Boone doing covers of songs by Alice Cooper, Van Halen and Judas Priest. That same year, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé covered Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" in a lounge-jazz style on the 1997 compilation album release, Lounge-A-Palooza. Anka also covers "Black Hole Sun" on Rock Swings. Reportedly, the Michael Jackson song "Billie Jean" was slated to be on the album in the recording stages, but Paul Anka could not get through a vocal take without bursting into laughter.

Joe Williams - Four Classic Albums (1957-1960) [Reissue 2021]

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Joe Williams - Four Classic Albums (1957-1960) [Reissue 2021]

Joe Williams - Four Classic Albums (1957-1960) [Reissue 2021]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 841 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 363 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC1389)

Avid Jazz continues with its Four Classic Albums series with a re-mastered 2CD set release from Joe Williams complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details.
“A Night At Count Basie’s”; “A Man Ain’t Supposed To Cry”; “Everyday I Joe Williams was born Joseph Goreed in Georgia 1918 but was raised by his mother and grandmother on the south side of Chicago. His early years were spent singing gospel in church choirs and he began his professional solo career in 1937. Joe played with many of the big bands of the era including Lionel Hampton and Jimmy Noone as well as touring with Coleman Hawkins in 1941. From 1954 to 1961 Joe was to play with the man whose name he is perhaps synonymous with, the legendary Count Basie…

VA - Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - Instrumentals (1992)

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VA - Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - Instrumentals (1992)

VA - Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - Instrumentals (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 93 Mb | 01:05:04
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve | # 517 168-2

Interpretations of classic Cole Porter standarts by the greatest jazz musicans: Charlie Parker, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Art Tatum, Dizzy Gillespie, Roland Kirk, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Bud Powell, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Tal Farlow, Oscar Peterson, Jim Hall, Abbey Lincoln, and many other big names.

VA - 100 Hits Wartime Memories (2009)

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VA - 100 Hits Wartime Memories (2009)

VA - 100 Hits Wartime Memories (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.06 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 688 MB
5:00:45 | Jazz, Blues, Pop, Big Band, Boogie Woogie, Cool Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Vocal
Label: DMG

The much loved 100 Hits range is back in a brand new sleek slim digipak housing 5 discs of your favourite tracks from the War era featuring beautiful, nostalgic tracks from the greatest singers of the time such as The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller and Vera Lynn plus many more in this golden classic collection.