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Mel Torme - Meets The British: The London Recordings 1956/1957 (2008)

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Mel Torme - Meets The British: The London Recordings 1956/1957 (2008)

Mel Tormé - Meets The British: The London Recordings 1956/1957 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 153 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Sepia Records | # Sepia 1113 | Time: 00:56:58

Most of Mel's recordings have come out on CD, but not these! In fact, most of these (recorded in London while he was on tour in the UK) were never issued at all in the U.S.: Limehouse Blues; Time Was; Hooray for Love; Let There Be Love; These Foolish Things; Danny Boy; Greensleeves, and more. The twenty tracks on this CD sound as fresh now as it was when it was first created over fifty years ago and serve as a wonderful tribute to the great musicians and singer who recorded them.

VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD [Re-Up]

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VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD [Re-Up]

VA - From Latin… To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 683 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Samba Jazz, Bossa Nova | Time: 04:47:09

This is series of seriously intoxicating Latin and American Bossa-Samba-Jazz sounds! It all began in the '50s when composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, inspired by West Coast Jazz, helped to form a new music that blended together gentle Brazilian Samba rhythms and melodies with cool-toned improvising. These compilations contain the results of Jobim's influential musical experiment, as they feature a myriad of artists serving up a cocktail blend of rare original Brazilian and American Bossa Nova and Jazz from the 60's. Each volume comes complete with a different sexy vixen on each of the covers…and we do mean SEXY! Includes 80 tracks featuring classic performances by Les McCann, Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader, The Champs, Lalo Schifrin, Nina Simone, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison, Candido, Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and many more.

VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)

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VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)

VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb | 00:56:29
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 511 070-2

Terrific versions of classic Cole Porter songs recorded by jazz's greatest vocalists… Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horn, Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire, Blossom Dearie, Morgana King, and Betty Carter.

Mel Torme - The Mel Tormé Collection 1944-1985 (1996) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Mel Torme - The Mel Tormé Collection 1944-1985 (1996) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Mel Tormé - The Mel Tormé Collection 1944-1985 (1996) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.36 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 709 Mb | Scans ~ 230 Mb
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Rhino | # R2 71589 | Time: 05:08:54

Up until he suffered a stroke at age 70 in 1996, singer Mel Tormé continued to improve with age and seemed to have inexhaustible energy. This four-CD set from Rhino does a fine job of covering Tormé's pre-Concord output, although the omission of his Concord work of 1986-1995 is unfortunate for that catalog contains many of Tormé's most exciting recordings. In general, the earlier selections (some of which were with his vocal group the Mel-Tones) feature Tormé on hip (for the period) swing tunes and ballads. Things greatly improve once the singer reaches the year 1975 and there are enough high points throughout the set to justify its purchase by Tormé's many fans. Three previously unreleased selections (best is "Walkin' Shoes" with Shorty Rogers in 1962) are a plus and the colorful 84-page booklet is quite definitive.

VA - The Greatest Easy Listening Album (2004) 2CDs

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VA - The Greatest Easy Listening Album (2004) 2CDs

VA - The Greatest Easy Listening Album (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 642 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 254 Mb | Scans included | 01:47:39
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts, Easy Listening | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 8 66259 2 2

36 tracks. Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Matt Monro, Julie London, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Williams, Shirley Bassey, Engelbert Humperdinck, Peggy Lee, Al Martino, Nina Simone, Fred Astaire, Eartha Kitt, Bing Crosby, Mel Torme and more, and more…

Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again - for the First Time (1978) [MFSL, UDCD 592]

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Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again - for the First Time (1978) [MFSL, UDCD 592]

Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again - for the First Time (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 592 | ~ 200 or 80 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 5.74 Mb
Big Band, Vocal, Swing

Mel Tormé and Buddy Rich had been friends for decades prior to finally getting around to recording together. Although largely a Tormé vocal record, the Buddy Rich Orchestra, with guest altoist Phil Woods, is in top form, and the drummer/leader has several solos…

Mel Torme - That's All (1965)

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Mel Torme - That's All (1965)

Mel Torme - That's All (1965)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia/Legacy, CK 65165 | ~ 371 or 164 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 4.54 Mb
Vocal Jazz

Mel Tormé's 1965 album That's All features beautiful vocals throughout the set, but there are a few problems. The arrangements (mostly by Robert Mersey) are essentially unimaginative middle-of-the-road pop with an orchestra and occasional strings and background singers greatly weighing down the proceedings. The album's selections (all ballads) are mostly taken at slow tempos and are clearly geared for radio airplay, clocking in around the three-minute mark, which means that Tormé's improvising is held to a minimum…