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Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

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Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Candid | # CCD 79015 | Time: 00:39:13

Reissued several times since it originally came out on a Candid LP, this is one of Abbey Lincoln's greatest recordings. It is a testament to the credibility of her very honest music (and her talents) that Lincoln's sidemen on this date include the immortal tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (who takes a memorable solo on "Blue Monk"), Eric Dolphy on flute and alto, trumpeter Booker Little (whose melancholy tone is very important in the ensembles), pianist Mal Waldron, and drummer Max Roach. Highpoints include "When Malindy Sings," "Blue Monk," Billie Holiday's "Left Alone," and "African Lady".

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Live on Stage: The Johnny Mercer Songbook (2023)

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Live on Stage: The Johnny Mercer Songbook (2023)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Live on Stage: The Johnny Mercer Songbook (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 MB
50:49 | Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: UMG

Recognized worldwide as "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald is arguably the finest female jazz vocalist of all time. Blessed with a highly resonant voice, wide range, and near-perfect elocution, Fitzgerald also possessed a deft sense of swing, and with her brilliant scat technique, could hold her own against any of her instrumental contemporaries. She came to initial popularity as a member of drummer Chick Webb's band in the 1930s, scoring a hit with a "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," before ascending to wide acclaim in the 1940s with Jazz at the Philharmonic and Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band, and issuing landmark performances like "Flying Home" and "How High the Moon."

Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) Reissue 1995 [Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series]

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Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) Reissue 1995 [Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series]

Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans ~ 28 Mb
Label: Legacy/Columbia | # CK 66201 | Time: 00:40:07
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Vocal Jazz, Blues, Soul

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington is the fifth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on February 18, 1964, by Columbia Records, The album is a tribute dedicated to the recently deceased singer Dinah Washington. The sessions were recorded in New York. A few tunes were cut with strings in order to bring out the essential ballad character of the songs (with the help of Bob Mersey's arranging); most of the tracks, though, were made with the assistance of a small and sympathetic accompanying group for which Mersey supplied minimal written guidance. Reissue by Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series in 1995 included "Lee Cross". This song was recorded at the same time as the other tunes and is the only song not released on the original album. It was first released several years later on Take It Like You Give It and became one of Franklin's biggest hits on Columbia.

Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955) Reissue 1993

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Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955) Reissue 1993

Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 129 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Standards | Label: Verve | # 519 852-2 | Time: 00:42:56

Joe Williams' debut as the featured vocalist in Count Basie's band was one of those landmark moments that even savvy observers don't fully appreciate when it occurs, then realize years later how momentous an event they witnessed. Williams brought a different presence to the great Basie orchestra than the one Jimmy Rushing provided; he couldn't shout like Rushing, but he was more effective on romantic and sentimental material, while he was almost as spectacular on surging blues, up-tempo wailers, and stomping standards. Basie's band maintained an incredible groove behind Williams, who moved from authoritative statements on "Every Day I Have the Blues" and "Please Send Me Someone to Love" to brisk workouts on "Roll 'Em Pete" and his definitive hit, "All Right, OK, You Win".

V.A. - Ladies in Blue [Recorded 1934-1954] (2005)

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V.A. - Ladies in Blue [Recorded 1934-1954] (2005)

V.A. - Ladies in Blue [Recorded 1934-1954] (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 582 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 289 MB | Covers - 62 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nocturne (VOX261)

Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Maxine Sullivan, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Helen Merrill, Carmen McRae, Rosemary Clooney and many others.

Nat King Cole - The Wonderful World Of Nat King Cole: Canta Espanol - 26 Grandes Exitos (1988)

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Nat King Cole - The Wonderful World Of Nat King Cole: Canta Espanol - 26 Grandes Exitos (1988)

Nat King Cole - The Wonderful World Of Nat King Cole:
Canta Español - 26 Grandes Exitos (1988)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:58
Vocal Pop, Latin Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening | Label: Remember | # CD RMB 75612

Recordings made by Nat King Cole in Spanish & Portuguese languages.

The Mills Brothers - Golden Greats (2002) 3CDs

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The Mills Brothers - Golden Greats (2002) 3CDs

The Mills Brothers - Golden Greats (2002) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 963 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 502 Mb | Scans included
Label: Disky | # MP 791832 | Time: 03:35:47
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Harmony Vocal Group, Swing, Show Tunes

This three-disc compilation features many of the Mills Brothers' best tracks. Although Golden Greats does not cover the vocal group's whole career, it still competes well with the definitive Mills Brothers: The Anthology (1931-1968) and perhaps represents them better.

Van Morrison - What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)

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Van Morrison - What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)

Van Morrison - What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 161 Mb
Label: Blue Note Records | # 7243 5 93651 2 1 | Time: 01:03:43
Jazz-Blues, Vocal Jazz, Blues, Blues-Rock, Celtic, Blue-Eyed Soul

While 2002's Down the Road was the best Van Morrison release in ages – with its autobiographical allusions, cultural critiques, and new band – it could not have prepared listeners for the jolt of this, his Blue Note Records debut What's Wrong With This Picture? While the album is hardly a straight jazz record, it does take the territory he explored on Down the Road another step further into the classic pop music of the 20th century filtered through his own Celtic swing, R&B, vocal jazz, and blue-eyed soul. The title track that opens the album is as close to an anthem as Morrison's ever written; he states with an easy, swinging, jazzy soul groove that he is not the same person he once was and wonders why that was so difficult for others to accept. There is no bitterness or bite in his assertions. If anything, the question is asked with warm humor and amusement as if it is indeed the listener's hangup if he/she can't accept Morrison "living in the present time." He asks, "Why don't we take it down and forget about it/'Cause that ain't me at all," as the song whispers to a close.

Christine Correa - Just You Stand and Listen With Me (2023)

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Christine Correa - Just You Stand and Listen With Me (2023)

Christine Correa - Just You Stand and Listen With Me (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 58:16 | 296 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Sunnyside Records

The Civil Rights Movement was a principal fight during the turbulent 1960s. In turn, many artists took up the mantle of progress and/or revolution. Three of the most righteous voices in jazz music were vocalist Abbey Lincoln, drummer/composer Max Roach, and composer/lyricist Oscar Brown, Jr. Their defiant music on We Insist!: The Freedom Now Suite and Percussion Bitter Sweet remains as poignant and topical today as it was upon release.
Vocalist Christine Correa was introduced to the music of these three icons by her mentor Ran Blake upon her arrival from Mumbai, India. The music had visceral effect on her that has remained to this day, especially as the parallels of the Civil Rights and the Black Lives Matter movements have become more and more focused. Correa’s new recording, Just You Stand and Listen with Me, revisits the powerful music of Lincoln, Roach, and Brown to remind listeners that their struggles are still very much alive.

Betty Carter - Four Classic Albums (1955-1961) [2CD Reissue 2014]

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Betty Carter - Four Classic Albums (1955-1961) [2CD Reissue 2014]

Betty Carter - Four Classic Albums (1955-1961) [2CD Reissue 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 703 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 330 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC 1132)

Avid Jazz presents four classic Betty Carter albums , including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
“Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant”; “Out There”; “The Modern Sound Of Betty Carter” and “Ray Charles and Betty Carter”
Introducing two new artists-two debut recording sessions….”Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant”. Ray Bryant, a new talent with an inventive piano style both as stylist and accompanist. Betty Carter, also a new talent with “a new approach to interpreting lyrics and a supple voice making old melodies sound fresh all over again”. As the original liner notes testify…” with this collection Betty Carter and Ray Bryant make their recording debuts with forceful and individual performances that mark them as important new names in jazz”…

Michael Bolton - Vintage (2003) {2004, Special Edition}

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Michael Bolton - Vintage (2003) {2004, Special Edition}

Michael Bolton - Vintage (2003) {2004, Special Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 263 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Full Scans ~ 101 Mb | 00:40:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening | Universal Music TV #981 797-3

So this is where we find our hero in 2003. Dropped from his major label and absent his trademark flowing golden locks, Vintage presents his fans with yet another set of standout ballads and standards done only the way the Bolton can. Kicking out the jams early on with "The Very Thought of You," the tone is set right away for the album as a perfect musical accompaniment to a romantic dinner. The smooth, sultry tone is brought to a rousing climax with his re-interpretation of Etta James' classic "At Last." The fun continues onward with "Daddy's Little Girl," which was featured prominently in an ad campaign. Vintage closes with the potent but loaded question of "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," a stunning finish to an album sure to appease even the most loyal of his fans.

Raul Midon - Don't Hesitate (2014) {Artistry Music}

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Raul Midon - Don't Hesitate (2014) {Artistry Music}

Raul Midon - Don't Hesitate (2014) {Artistry Music}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 404MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Latin, Vocal Jazz

Don’t Hesitate is a musical and personal milestone for Midуn, who took control of every aspect of the album’s recording process, despite being blind since birth. The artist cut all of the tracks in his home studio, playing most of the instruments himself and handling all of the project’s technical elements on his own, utilizing special computer software that enabled him to engineer the sessions.

Johanna Summer - Resonanzen (2023)

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Johanna Summer - Resonanzen (2023)

Johanna Summer - Resonanzen (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 38:43 | 109 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: ACT Music

In early 2020, listeners and the media were delighted, amazed, and taken completely by surprise by pianist Johanna Summer’s debut album “Schumann Kaleidoskop” (Schumann Kaleidoscope). Her improvisational approach to Robert Schumann's “Kinderszenen” also caught the admiration of colleagues from a wide range of musical backgrounds.Star classical pianist Igor Levit’s comments on the album were clear yet heartfelt: “Johanna Summer is an outstanding jazz pianist. She is so centred and at ease with herself, she handles material so confidently and freely…and yet she finds her own right note every time.” Piano poet Malakoff Kowalski found the album simply “scandalously good” and was “enraptured and amazed by an artist who fearlessly follows the music”. And jazz icon Joachim Kühn stated: “Johanna Summer's music is full of fantasy and without category. Coming from European classical music, with a wonderful touch, she creates something perfect and complete. Something her own”.

Katie Melua - Album No. 8 (2020) {Deluxe Edition}

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Katie Melua - Album No. 8 (2020) {Deluxe Edition}

Katie Melua - Album No. 8 (2020) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 281 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans ~ 284 Mb | 00:52:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Pop | BMG #538629282

Britain's Katie Melua returns to her intimate pop sound with 2020's artfully textured Album No. 8. The album is Melua's first proper studio follow-up to 2013s Ketevan and arrives four years after her majestic holiday collaboration with the Gori Women's Choir, In Winter. While a return to her original alternative pop style, Album No. 8 is nonetheless a creative departure from her past work. Produced by Leo Abrahams, it finds Melua in a deeply introspective mood, crafting lightly experimental songs that evince the influence of '70s Krautrock and more-contemporary indie rock influences. Most noticeable in this tonal shift is a change in Melua's vocals.

Ann Crumb with Harry Allen and his All-Star Jazz Band - A Broadway Diva Swings (2000)

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Ann Crumb with Harry Allen and his All-Star Jazz Band - A Broadway Diva Swings (2000)

Ann Crumb with Harry Allen and his All-Star Jazz Band - A Broadway Diva Swings (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 439 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Label: Who's Who In Jazz | # CD-21054 | Time: 01:08:56
Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Swing

When one of Broadway's (and London's West End's) best known divas teams up with internationally known jazz musician Harry Allen (and his hot-as-a pistol saxophone), the result is pure musical magic. Add to that mix a trio of some of the country's most talented sidemen and what we have is this fantastic CD of traditional jazz and blues recordings. From the sultry "Blues in the Night" to the favorite instrumental "Smoke Get's in Your Eyes", You will love every minute of this live session.