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VA - What A Groovy Day (The British Sunshine Pop Sound 1967-1972) (2023)

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VA - What A Groovy Day (The British Sunshine Pop Sound 1967-1972) (2023)

VA - What A Groovy Day (The British Sunshine Pop Sound 1967-1972) (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 569 MB
3:54:54 | Full Scans Included | Pop, Bubblegum, Light Music | Label: Grapefruit

Three CD set. Although the lushly-arranged, harmony-based late 60s Sunshine Pop sound is most readily associated with America in general and the sun-kissed California region in particular, the reality is that it was always an international phenomenon. What A Groovy Day is a thrilling four-hour celebration of Britain's contribution to the genre, ranging from household names (The New Seekers, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, The Hollies, Herman's Hermits) to terminally obscure acts like Infinity and The Mellow Yellow, who failed to release anything at the time. Naturally our compilation includes contributions from the two uncrowned kings of the 60s British harmony pop sound, vocalist Tony Rivers (who provides us with our title song) and studio all-rounder John Carter, represented as both performer and songwriter. Other highlights come from posthumously-acclaimed Sunshine Pop maestros Design, a trio of music library recordings by the largely overlooked but hugely talented backroom auteur Barbara Moore and, perhaps most intriguingly of all, the first-ever release of The Sweet's first demo recording, cut when they were still known as Sweetshop.

VA - More Lipstick, Powder and Paint: A decade of girls 1953-1962 (2015)

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VA - More Lipstick, Powder and Paint: A decade of girls 1953-1962 (2015)

VA - More Lipstick, Powder and Paint: A decade of girls 1953-1962 (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 564 MB
3:43:02 | Pop, Light Music, Vocal, Country, R&B, Easy Listening | Label: Fantastic Voyage

No girl singer achieved the world wide star status of an Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra and no girl group had anything like as sustained a run of hits as a Drifters or Four Tops. But in that heady decade between 1953 and 1962, the girl singers were no less important in the world of entertainment. Country music was full of girl singers, girls could handle a ballad just as well as the boys and many were recipients of songs by some of pop music’s legendary songsmiths of the day. On More Lipstick, Powder & Paint (sequel to Lipstick, Powder & Paint FVTD194), you’ll find classic songs, readily recognisable names, as well as lost gems from country, pop and R&B and a few that we hope will be a revelation for you. Prepare to step back in time…and be royally entertained.

VA - Lipstick, Powder & Paint: A Decade of Girls 1953-1962 (2014)

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VA - Lipstick, Powder & Paint: A Decade of Girls 1953-1962 (2014)

VA - Lipstick, Powder & Paint: A Decade of Girls 1953-1962 (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 563 MB
3:38:25 | Pop, Light Music, Vocal, Country, R&B, Easy Listening | Label: Fantastic Voyage

Compiled by Austin Powell, the 3 CD set Lipstick, Powder & Paint salutes a decade of girls 1953-1962, and runs the gamut of country, R&B and easy listening, but is primarily pop music with chart appeal. Big names from Rosemary Clooney, Julie London, the Chordettes, Doris Day and Connie Francis to Petula Clark, the Crystals, Timi Yuro, the Marvelettes and Nancy Sinatra are present, so too are lesser-known artists like Lorie Mann, the Perry Sisters, Betsy Brye, Cindy Mann, Yolanda and Mimi Roman. Male record buyers didn't scream and reduce themselves to tears, but many would have dreamt of spending time with their favorite girl singer. Maybe yours is among the 90 tracks included on Lipstick, Powder & Paint.

VA - What A Groovy Day (The British Sunshine Pop Sound 1967-1972) (2023)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - What A Groovy Day (The British Sunshine Pop Sound 1967-1972) (2023)

VA - What A Groovy Day (The British Sunshine Pop Sound 1967-1972) (2023)
FLAC (tracks) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 553 MB
3:54:06 | Pop, Bubblegum, Light Music | Label: Grapefruit

Three CD set. Although the lushly-arranged, harmony-based late 60s Sunshine Pop sound is most readily associated with America in general and the sun-kissed California region in particular, the reality is that it was always an international phenomenon. What A Groovy Day is a thrilling four-hour celebration of Britain's contribution to the genre, ranging from household names (The New Seekers, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, The Hollies, Herman's Hermits) to terminally obscure acts like Infinity and The Mellow Yellow, who failed to release anything at the time. Naturally our compilation includes contributions from the two uncrowned kings of the 60s British harmony pop sound, vocalist Tony Rivers (who provides us with our title song) and studio all-rounder John Carter, represented as both performer and songwriter. Other highlights come from posthumously-acclaimed Sunshine Pop maestros Design, a trio of music library recordings by the largely overlooked but hugely talented backroom auteur Barbara Moore and, perhaps most intriguingly of all, the first-ever release of The Sweet's first demo recording, cut when they were still known as Sweetshop.

Brook Benton - The Best Of Brook Benton 30 Original All-Time Classics (Remastered) (2021)

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Brook Benton - The Best Of Brook Benton 30 Original All-Time Classics (Remastered) (2021)

Brook Benton - The Best Of Brook Benton 30 Original All-Time Classics (Remastered) (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 470 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 202 MB
1:16:51 | Full Scans Included | Soul, Vocal, R&B, Light Music | Label: Soul Jam Records

SOUL JAM BROOK BENTON: THE BEST OF BROOK BENTON - 30 ORIGINAL ALL-TIME CLASSICS 6-panel digipak inside booklet - vintage memorabilia and up-to-date liner notes A consummate singer, Brook Benton was the early soul era's smoothest crooner, combining his pop instincts with a storyteller's knack. Beginning in the late '50s, he racked up an astounding string of hits on both pop and R&B charts and seemed to do so effortlessly. This CD includes a selection of Benton's most essential tracks from the peak of his career. This is a good starting point to explore Brook Benton's legendary discography. A versatile and splendid vocalist, as well as a talented songwriter, here he proves that great singing is great singing, no matter what the genre. BROOK BENTON, lead vocals, plus: Dinah Washington (vocal duets with Benton on tracks 10 & 30), King Curtis (saxophone on track 9), among others. Orchestras conducted and arranged by Belford Hendricks, Billy Mure, Stan Applebaum, and Ray Ellis. Recorded in New York City and Nashville, USA.

Frank Sinatra - Collected (2022)

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Frank Sinatra - Collected (2022)

Frank Sinatra - Collected (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 536 MB
3:52:41 | Ballad, Big Band, Bossa Nova, Easy Listening, Free Jazz, Light Music, Music Hall, Swing, Vocal | Label: Universal

Frank Sinatra was one of the greatest performers and first musical superstar of the last century. His voice, timing and performance created the standards for vocalists ever since. Even today's performers like Michael Bublé, Jamie Cullum and Robbie Williams are highly inspired by “Ol' Blue Eyes”.
On Frank Sinatra Collected, his career and musical legacy is celebrated on 2 LP's, spanning over 5 decades. In association with Frank Sinatra Enterprises, the 31 recordings on Collected include not just his most famous songs, but also delves into some of his best album tracks and collaborations with Count Basie, Quincy Jones and his daughter Nancy, all showcasing the versatile artist he was.

VA - Magic Moments... (75 Cool, Sophisticated And Timeless Songs) (2020)

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VA - Magic Moments... (75 Cool, Sophisticated And Timeless Songs) (2020)

VA - Magic Moments… (75 Cool, Sophisticated And Timeless Songs) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 519 MB
3:46:02 | Scans Included | Easy Listening, Ballad, Big Band, Vocal, Smooth Jazz, Light Music | Label: Sony Music

75 cool, sophisticated and timeless tracks on three CDs, packaged in a handy fold-out bag with pockets. Includes Andy Williams, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and many more.
It's unlikely that most of us need entire albums from most of the artists included in this compilation. But this compilation of foreign pop music from the 50s and 60s is really something special.
Here you get the classics of the genre as well as some rare tunes.