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June Christy - June Christy Sings The Standards (2002)

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June Christy - June Christy Sings The Standards (2002)

June Christy - June Christy Sings The Standards (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Vocal Pop, Cool | Label: EMI | # 7243 539399 2 2 | 01:05:53

This solid collection may strike June Christy fans as a little ironic because rather than stock her albums with standards the way that most of her peers did, the West Coast jazz vocalist was known for unearthing new and obscure songs. It's not that Christy neglected standards (in fact she recorded dozens of them over her 12-year run with Capitol Records), it's just that one gets the feeling that when she sang something like "I'm Glad There Is You" it was because she had something fresh or unique to bring to it. And she does put her own personal and idiosyncratic stamp on 20 of the songs here while two tunes haven't been recorded enough to become standards (the undeservedly obscure "Cry Like the Wind" and the swing-era novelty "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon"). So, when you add the song selection to the fact that this disc features the vocalist in orchestral, small-group jazz and big-band settings, the disc not only offers a much more complete portrait of the artist than the title suggests, but this is also one of the strongest entries in EMI's Sings the Standards series.

VA - Phil Spector's Flips And Rarities (2000)

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VA - Phil Spector's Flips And Rarities (2000)

VA - Phil Spector's Flips And Rarities (2000)
FLAC (tracks) - 462 MB
1:17:38 | Pop, Oldies | Label: Margi

Certainly this is an unauthorized CD compilation of rare 1960s tracks that Phil Spector had something to do with, as either producer, songwriter, or even artist. There's no label (though there is a catalog), but it certainly does exist, and was, as of 2001, available for sale at specialized record stores with extremely deep stock. Just because Spector was involved in a record didn't necessarily mean it was good, and the merits of this 30-song anthology are extremely erratic, though there are some undoubted high points. Most of these are run-of-the-mill early-'60s tracks that weren't hits for a reason: The songs were trivial and not that hot. And most of them don't have an identifiably Spectoresque sound, in part because on several of them he was only involved as a songwriter, in part because some of them predate his true Wall of Sound techniques.

Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set

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Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set

Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 834 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 751 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standards, Vocal Pop | Label: ESP Disk | # ESP 4039 | Time: 05:28:24

These rare treasures take you all across Billie's career-from '35, the year she debuted at the Apollo and first charted, to '59, the year she died. The stunning early performances include a 20-year-old Billie with Ellington in '35 and a 1937 radio broadcast from the Savoy Hotel in NY with the Basie Orchestra; you'll also hear rare rehearsal tapes, her Monterey '58 performance, songs on The Eddie Condon Show, The Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Show, an impromptu recording of Billie and friends singing My Yiddish Mamma, and more with Art Tatum, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and more! Includes 129 tracks: Swing Brother Swing; Fine and Mellow; I'll Get By; Billie's Blues; All of Me; Lover Man; Them There Eyes; You're My Thrill; I Cover the Waterfront; Porgy; Tenderly; God Bless the Child; My Man; Moanin' Low; Ghost of a Chance, and more.

VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CDs

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VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CDs

VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Label: Jasmine Records | # JASCD 726 | Time: 02:32:39
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, R&B, Jazz, Swing, Country, Vocal Pop, Early Pop/Rock, British Invasion

Long before he'd evolved into a fully-fledged cult figure, Joe Meek was the UK's first fully independent record producer. This unique 2CD set traces his career from his earliest sessions, as a sound balance engineer in the mid-'50s, to his emergence as a major songwriter and hit maker in the early '60s. It includes many of Meek's biggest records, including five UK # 1s by, Anne Shelton, Lonnie Donegan, Frankie Vaughan, Emile Ford and John Leyton, plus several other major million selling hits! Indeed, more than half of the sixty sides included herein were significant UK hits. This set also includes several collectors' rarities, previously unavailable on CD, most notably Gary Miller's unfeasibly-rare 'Moby Dick'. John Fraser's 'Golden Cage' and Geoff Goddard's 'Girl Bride'. If you are looking for what is by far the most interesting Joe Meek-related compilation for years then this is it!

Louise Attaque - Louise Attaque (25 ans) (1997/2022)

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Louise Attaque - Louise Attaque (25 ans) (1997/2022)

Louise Attaque - Louise Attaque (25 ans) (1997/2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 512 MB | Cover | 01:15:03 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 174 MB
Chanson française, Rock | Label: Universal Music Division Barclay

Reste à savoir si on trace un trait, un point dans notre espace…

Quel groupe de rock, sorti tout droit d’une cave obscure, n’a pas rêvé un jour de jouer devant des millions de personnes, de passer en radio, de donner des interviews, de vendre des millions d’albums, bref de bouleverser la planète musique en seulement un coup d’essai ? Louise Attaque en avait peut-être rêvé, mais n’avait pas imaginé à quel point les chansons folk rock entêtantes qui composent leur premier album allaient faire autant d’émules.

Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow (2005) 4 CD Set [Quadromania Series]

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Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow (2005) 4 CD Set [Quadromania Series]

Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow (2005) 4 CD Set [Quadromania Series]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 866 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 501 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Show/Musical | Label: Membran | # 222430-444 | Time: 03:38:04

This is an essential package! Whoever put this together obviously knew what they were doing, and all is placed in chronological order. Discs 1-3 are a terrific compilation of material from the MGM years, consisting of commercial recordings of soundtrack materal. If no recording was commercially released, the original soundtrack is used-great for such numbers as "Hoe Down" with Mickey Rooney! But the last disc makes this package essential-here is a pristine soundboard recording of Judy's final performance at the Palace Theater, MYC-2/24/52! She was concluding a 19-week engagement, and the atmosphere is electric. Fantastic stuff!

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP, SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

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Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP, SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD)
Japanese Mini-LP SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 774 Mb | Scans ~ 1.2 Gb
Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, AM Pop | Label: Motown/Universal Music Japan | Time: 05:38:04

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Diana Ross & The Supremes featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. Part of a ten-album Diana Ross & The Supremes SHM-CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Where Did Our Love Go", "More Hits By The Supremes", "I Hear A Symphony", "The Supremes A Go Go", "Sing Holland Dozier Holland", "Reflections", "Join The Temptaions", "Love Child", "Let The Sunshine In", and "Cream Of The Crop".

VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

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VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

VA - Ultimate… Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 617 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 88875085822 | Time: 04:34:15 | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Soundtracks, Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, R&B, Soul, Easy Listening

'Ultimate… Movies' four-disc set, celebrating some of the biggest movie hits of all time. Features 72 classics, from Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Simon & Garfunkel, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Survivor, Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Billy Ocean, Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Henry Mancini, John Barry, and many more!

VA - Twistin' The Night Away - 50 Great Recordings Dedicated To The Most Popular Dance Of The Century 1959-1962 (2013)

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VA - Twistin' The Night Away - 50 Great Recordings Dedicated To The Most Popular Dance Of The Century 1959-1962 (2013)

VA - Twistin' The Night Away - 50 Great Recordings Dedicated To The Most Popular Dance Of The Century 1959-1962 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) - 656 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 299 MB
2:08:27 | Twist, Pop, Oldies | Label: Jasmine Records

When Hank Ballard and The Midnighters recorded their song, 'The Twist' they would have had no idea what they were about to start. For what was about to happen would change dancehalls across the known world forever, welcome ladies and gentlemen to the dance phenomenon, The Twist! Here we have 50 tracks inspired by the craze that was sweeping the nation like a teenage jiggling plague and includes all the major classics such as "Let's Twist Again" and "Twistin' The Night Away". Features as you expect all the usual suspects: Chubby Checker, Sam Cooke, The Isley Brothers and the not so obvious, Frank Sinatra. So come on, roll back the carpet it's twisting time!

Modern Talking – Alone: The 8th Album (1999/2022)

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Modern Talking – Alone: The 8th Album (1999/2022)

Modern Talking – Alone: The 8th Album (1999/2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 536 MB | Cover | 01:16:23 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 176 MB
Europop, Synth Pop, Euro-Disco | Label: RCA - Hansa

Modern Talking is one of the better-known outfits in European techno-pop, and on Alone the group delivers another batch of technologically advanced ditties. Utilizing all the elements of techno music, Modern Talking comes off as an ABBA-esque group of sugary sweet songwriters who make the most inoffensive music this side of the Carpenters.

The Champs – Go, Champs, Go! (1958)

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The Champs – Go, Champs, Go! (1958)

The Champs – Go, Champs, Go! (1958)
Rock | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 24:35 | 125 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Sun Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 1958

The Champs had a huge hit with "Tequila" in 1958 and its raw, loose barroom saxophone riff has kept it a radio, soundtrack, and drinking contest staple ever since.

Woody Guthrie - My Dusty Road (2009) 4CD Box Set

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Woody Guthrie - My Dusty Road (2009) 4CD Box Set

Woody Guthrie - My Dusty Road (2009) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 435 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 355 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Label: Rounder Records | # 11661-1162-2 | Time: 02:35:07
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Country, Field Recordings, Protest Songs

Woody's classic, mid-'40s recordings, sounding like you've never heard them before! These 54 tracks, including such classics as This Land Is Your Land; Pretty Boy Floyd; Hard Travelin'; Jesus Christ; Grand Coulee Dam , and Going down the Road (I Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way) , have been taken from newly discovered, original metal masters for the clearest sounding Guthrie recordings from any period, let alone the '40s. And those tracks also include six unreleased tunes, which will no doubt set folk historians and musicians the world over a-scurrying. It all comes packaged inside a replica of a vintage suitcase from the 1930s, with a 68-page, full-color book featuring extensive liner notes, rare photos, Woody's own lyric sheets and even facsimiles of his business card, a postcard to his wife and a booking card from the '40s. This set was made for you and me!

VA - 66 Grandes Exitós USA En España 1940-1953 (Remastered) (2004)

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VA - 66 Grandes Exitós USA En España 1940-1953 (Remastered) (2004)

VA - 66 Grandes Exitós USA En España 1940-1953 (Remastered) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 901 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 447 MB
3:15:02 | Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Swing, Blues, Easy Listening, Oldies | Label: Rama Lama

66 GREATEST SUCCESSES USA IN SPAIN (1940-1953) New volume of the “66 Greatest Hits” collection, this time dedicated to the great North American songs that really triumphed in Spain between 1940 and 1953. They are unforgettable melodies and such significant names like Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Mario Lanza, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Doris Day, Louis Armstrong and many more. An immersion in the treasures of pop before the appearance of rock and roll.

The Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1958) + The Freshman Year (1961) [2LP in 1CD, 1999]

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The Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1958) + The Freshman Year (1961) [2LP in 1CD, 1999]

The Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1958) + The Freshman Year (1961) [2LP in 1CD, 1999]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM095-2 | Time: 01:08:00
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Harmony Vocal Group

In 1999, Collectors' Choice released Voices in Latin/The Freshman Year, which contained two complete albums – Voices in Latin (1958, originally released on Capitol) and The Freshman Year (1961, originally released on Capitol) – by the Four Freshmen on one compact disc.

Merceditas Valdes - Canciones Cubanas de Cuna (2000)

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Merceditas Valdes - Canciones Cubanas de Cuna (2000)

Merceditas Valdés - Canciones Cubanas de Cuna (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Time: 01:06:08
Afro-Cuban, Tropical, Santería, Vocal Pop | Label: Virgin/EGREM | # 850823-2

Merceditas Valdés (1928-1996), was a Cuban singer who specialized in Afro-Cuban traditional music. Under the aegis of ethnomusicologists Fernando Ortiz and Obdulio Morales, Valdés helped popularize Afro-Cuban music throughout Latin America. In 1949, she became one of the first female Santería singers to be recorded. Her recording career, which continued until her death in 1996, was especially prolific in the 1950s and 1980s.