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VA - Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 3: The Mid Fifties (1999)

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VA - Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 3: The Mid Fifties (1999)

VA - Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 3: The Mid Fifties (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 209 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | 00:54:22
Traditional Pop | Label: Eric Records

While pop music sells in copious quantities at the time of release, its cyclical and transitory nature means that many hits just don't come around again in the reissue sweepstakes. Enter Eric Records, an oldies label, to help rectify the situation with this set of compilations, bringing together 20 big non-rock & roll hits from the 1950s. A quick perusal of the stars of this collection (Kitty Kallen, Mitch Miller, Doris Day, Al Martino, Tony Martin, Frankie Laine) will give you a strong idea of the musical content, with only Lonnie Donegan's "Rock Island Line" bearing the tiniest resemblance to rock & roll. But the set also includes delightful one-offs by the Tarriers, Cyril Stapleton, the Four Coins, and Somethin' Smith and the Redheads. Oldies but goodies for the over-50 crowd.

Barbra Streisand - Live At The Bon Soir, Greenwich Village, NYC, Nov. 7, 1962 (Remastered) (2022)

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Barbra Streisand - Live At The Bon Soir, Greenwich Village, NYC, Nov. 7, 1962 (Remastered) (2022)

Barbra Streisand - Live At The Bon Soir, Greenwich Village, NYC, Nov. 7, 1962 (Remastered) (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 418 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 221 Mb | Covers included | 01:09:16
Traditional Pop, Female Vocal | Label: Columbia Records

Recorded in November 1962, this album marks the first official release of the legendary Greenwich Village Nightclub shows and includes 24 newly mixed performances from the original master tapes in Barbra’s personal collection. With the release of this album, Columbia Records celebrates 60 years of making records with Barbra Streisand, the artist with the longest continuous catalog on the label and the only artist - male or female - on any label to chart #1 albums in every decade since the 1960s.

Willie Nelson - My Way (2018)

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Willie Nelson - My Way (2018)

Willie Nelson - My Way (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 312 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | Legacy / Sony Music #19075870502 | Unofficial Release

Ever since 1978's Stardust, standards albums have been part of Willie Nelson's arsenal, but 2018's My Way presents a twist on this shopworn tradition: it's designed as a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Album-long tributes to Sinatra aren't uncommon – Bob Dylan devoted much of the 2010s to recording a series of tributes to him – but My Way stands apart from the pack by capturing both the rakish charm of the Chairman of the Board and Nelson's sly elegance. Nelson balances standards from the Great American Songbook ("A Foggy Day," "Blue Moon," "Night and Day," "Young at Heart") with songs written with Sinatra in mind ("Fly Me to the Moon," "Summer Wind," "It Was a Very Good Year," "My Way"), which brings My Way closer to the essence of Frank Sinatra than Dylan's stylized saloon records.

Vicki Benet - Sing to Me of Love (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012] (Repost)

Posted By: gribovar
Vicki Benet - Sing to Me of Love (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012] (Repost)

Vicki Benet - Sing to Me of Love (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 78 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9744)

French nightclub singer and Jazz standard recording artist, Vicki was born in Paris c.1930. Vicki sang on the cabaret circuit in Paris and London during the early 1950s. She married her manager Jack Elliott in 1964. She was also a Hollywood actress, including acting and singing 'Don't Go To Paris' in the Jerry Lewis 1961 movie "The Ladies Man'.
A much more solidly American album than some of Vicki Benet's other efforts of the time - which were usually more French-styled than this one! This time around, Vicki's got a great breathy style that's right up there with Julie London on Liberty - a late 50s sexiness that perfectly matches her ice blond look on the cover, and her slinky slinky dress! Arrangements are relatively gentle - strings, but never too lush - and Vicki hangs mostly in a ballad mode that's perfect for the breathiness of the recording.

Nancy Wilson - Anthology (2000)

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Nancy Wilson - Anthology (2000)

Nancy Wilson - Anthology (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 576 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 223 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Tradiional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Records (72435-24427-2-0)

Wilson is a vexing artist to summarize with a best-of compilation, due both to her versatility and her prolific discography. This two-set CD concentrates on her pop- and R&B-influenced recordings for Capitol in the 1960s and '70s. While that means that her jazziest and most standard-inclined sides are relatively lightly represented (although not ignored), it does mean that this is the material most likely to be familiar to the general audience. In truth the soul influence is quite light; this is really pop material, not R&B, soul, or rock, even as it might show some traces of those genres (as well as jazz and cabaret). As a whole, this easy-listening soul music was light fare, but Wilson was probably better at it (and certainly more successful at it) than anyone else…

Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs

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Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs

Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall, 1961: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Label: Capitol Records | # 7243 5 27876 2 3 | Time: 02:02:29
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Easy Listening, Show Tunes

The late 1950s were tough on Judy Garland, but this live recording, cut on April 23, 1961, at Carnegie Hall, would (rightfully) bring the legendary icon back into the spotlight. Live would go on to win five Grammys, be Garland's bestselling record, and confirm that, yes, on certain levels, she still had it. Her vocals are as strong as ever on these tunes, and Garland has fun with an audience obviously enraptured by her charms. She's self-deprecating where necessary–on "You Go to My Head" she "forgets" the lyrics but pretends to improvise. Mostly she just shines, especially on tunes she made famous, such as "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Stormy Weather," and "Over the Rainbow." This is easily one of pop music's greatest live recordings and a fine testament to Garland's recorded legacy. This two-CD set has been remastered for EMI's 40th-anniversary reissue to coincide with the ABC film based on daughter Lorna Luft's memoir Me and My Shadows.

VA - Vintage Children's Favourites (1926 - 1950) (2001)

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VA - Vintage Children's Favourites (1926 - 1950) (2001)

VA - Vintage Children's Favourites (1926 - 1950) (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 264 MB
1:16:33 | Children's Music, NoveltyVocal Group, Traditional Country, Music Hall, Traditional Pop | Label: Asv Living Era

This cd is chock full of tunes you may remember from when you were a child. Chances are that many of them were already vintage tunes even then. But try to find a good recording of Teddy Bear's Picnic and Ragtime Cowboy Joe. The recordings range from the '20s to the '50s, and it's interesting to see how much we have lost in children's music. Nostalgic and fun.

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

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Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 300 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 170 Mb
Full Scans | 01:03:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz / Swing / Traditional Pop / Vocal Pop / Vocal Jazz
EMI Records #7243 522817 2 5

This volume of Capitol/EMI's Legends Of The 20th Century profiles Nat King Cole, tracing his work as a jazz pianist and a massively popular singer. Both sides of Cole's talent are explored in this 22-track album, which includes "Nature Boy," "Unforgettable," "When I Fall In Love" and other vocal hits as well as jazz works like "Straighten Up And Fly Right," "When I Take My Sugar To Tea," "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" and "Body And Soul." A fine sampling of highlights from both of Cole's careers.

Billie Holiday - Classic Lady Day (2017)

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Billie Holiday - Classic Lady Day (2017)

Billie Holiday - Classic Lady Day (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 859 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 525 Mb | Scans included | 03:22:49
Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records

Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician & singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly 30 years. Nicknamed "Lady Day," by her friend & music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music & pop singing. The Billie Holiday Verve CD collection contains a selection her best-loved albums. Songs By Billie Holiday, A Recital By Billie Holiday, Velvet Moods - Songs By Billie Holiday, Lady Sings The Blues & All Or Nothing At All are housed in a hard-case boxset.

Julie London - Easy Does It (1968) [Japanese Edition 2010]

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Julie London - Easy Does It (1968) [Japanese Edition 2010]

Julie London - Easy Does It (1968) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 211 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9689)

There are singers who let it fly from deep within and pour out red-faced bellows complete with bulging eyes and pulsating neck cords. They rip it up with big bands and belt it out until the sun comes up, then follow with swashbuckling encores that bring down the house with slaps-on-the-back and flamenco table top dances.
Then there’s Julie. No gala musical fanfare or big-sound glitter. No jokes, no jugglers, no soft-shoe. Just a blues guitar, a well-placed bass, a drummer’s light brush… and Julie. The combo provides a mere musical skeleton, a framework that serves only to complement the singer; it doesn’t try to compete. The combination is distinctively blues… and distinctively Julie. Julie is a mysterious, sultry woman with a moist-eyed singing style and real feeling for loneliness…

Julie London - Your Number, Please... (1959) [Japanese Edition 2010]

Posted By: gribovar
Julie London - Your Number, Please... (1959) [Japanese Edition 2010]

Julie London - Your Number, Please… (1959) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 219 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9670)

One in a long series of Julie London records, this set features the sultry but subtle singer on a dozen standards, each of which she dedicates to a different male singer. No dates or personnel information are given other than the LP stating that Andre Previn arranged for the backing orchestra. Although not essential, this is a worthwhile set, with London adding sensuality to such songs as "Learnin' the Blues," "When I Fall in Love," "The More I See You," and "Angel Eyes."

Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Vol. 1-2 (1968-1972)

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Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Vol. 1-2 (1968-1972)

Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Vol. 1-2 (1968-1972)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 402 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Reprise Records

Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (1968). Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits! concentrates on the Chairman of the Board's pop hits from the mid- and late '60s, several of which were single-only releases or only available on movie soundtracks. Appropriately, it begins with his biggest solo hit of the '60s, "Strangers in the Night," and then vacillates between adult contemporary pop songs and ballads. Much of the production sounds dated, with its guitars, reverb, and arrangements bearing all the hallmarks of '60s pop. While some of the songs rank among Sinatra's finest moments, particularly "Summer Wind" and "It Was a Very Good Year," most of these songs are guilty pleasures. They might not have the emotional resonance of his finest ballad and swing albums, but fluff like the Nancy Sinatra duet "Somethin' Stupid," the fuzz guitar-tinged "The World We Knew (Over and Over)" and the bluesy "This Town" are enjoyable as pop singles…

Julie London - Latin In A Satin Mood (1963) [Japanese Edition 2010]

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Julie London - Latin In A Satin Mood (1963) [Japanese Edition 2010]

Julie London - Latin In A Satin Mood (1963) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 178 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 71 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9678)

Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early '60s, and singers as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with castanets and bongo drums. Peggy Lee was so successful at the style that she cut two albums of light pseudo-Latin jazz in 1960. Like Peggy Lee, Julie London combined a restrained vocal approach with jazz phrasing and a cool attitude with icy sex appeal. But while London had Lee's stripped-down musical approach, she just didn't share her unrelenting rhythmic vocal drive or her innate feeling for exotic rhythms. It doesn't help that London is paired with arranger Ernie Freeman, who was usually better at crafting Nashville and soft rock style charts than Latin jazz arrangements. This isn't a bad album - London sounds casual and confident throughout - but it is a rather bland one, and isn't blandness what these types of exotica albums are supposed to be fighting against…

Julie London - Julie... At Home (1960) [Japanese Edition 2010]

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Julie London - Julie... At Home (1960) [Japanese Edition 2010]

Julie London - Julie… At Home (1960) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 184 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 71 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9671)

In 1959, sultry vocalist Julie London was really coming into her own as a singer. Her worldwide hit "Cry Me a River" was four years behind her, and while she would never attain that level of fame as a recording artist for the rest of her career, her ability to interpret a song was at its strongest in the late '50s and early '60s. Liberty Records' Julie…At Home finds the vocalist comfortably in front of a small jazz combo highlighted by vibraphonist Emil Richards and guitarist Al Viola. The sessions seem relaxed and casual, often with the lyrics slyly slipping from London's lips, at once sophisticated and sensual. The remarkable thing about Julie…At Home is that it was in fact recorded in her own living room, which proved to be the ideal surroundings for these warm and romantic standards.

Julie London - Around Midnight (1960) [Japanese Edition 2010]

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Julie London - Around Midnight (1960) [Japanese Edition 2010]

Julie London - Around Midnight (1960) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 197 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 81 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9672)

In 1960, pop vocalist Julie London was really cranking out albums for the successful label Liberty Records. The success of her 1955 hit "Cry Me a River" put Liberty into overdrive and London responded by making some of the strongest records of her career. Her ability to interpret a song was at its strongest in the late '50s and early '60s, as is evidenced on the shimmering Around Midnight. While some of her best recordings were front of small jazz combos, Around Midnight proves that London was just as effective in front of larger orchestras and bands. The drowsy "Black Coffee" and lazy "Lush Life" typify the late-night feel of the album, leading right into "The Wee Small Hours of the Morning."