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Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)

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Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:53:18
Vocal Pop, Standarts, Vocal Jazz | Label: Sony BMG (Russia) | # 88697 02725 2

As the repository of the earliest phase of Frank Sinatra's solo career, 1943-1952, Columbia Records is usually thought to be at a disadvantage against the more accomplished work the singer recorded for Capitol Records and his own Reprise imprint. But in two albums released on the same day in 2003, Sinatra Sings Cole Porter and Sinatra Sings Gershwin, Columbia's Legacy division expands on its studio recordings of Sinatra by borrowing airchecks from the collection of Charles L. Granata, and thereby improves its holdings. Sinatra would not seem at first blush to be the ideal interpreter of Porter, if only because his rough-and-tumble background is always visible beneath his careful intonation, while Porter's lyrics are redolent of wealth and comic condescension. But Sinatra sang "Night and Day" in his first solo session in 1942 and went on to perform Porter throughout his career, often achieving near-definitive readings. The ground on which they met was intellectual rather than social: Porter was at heart a wit, and Sinatra understood the jokes, while emphasizing what emotional content there was, giving it a greater sincerity than the songwriter might have intended. This collection effectively mixes a bunch of studio recordings with previously unreleased radio performances that find Sinatra ranging over many different Porter moods.

Kenny Rankin - Professional Dreamer (1995)

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Kenny Rankin - Professional Dreamer (1995)

Kenny Rankin - Professional Dreamer (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Private Music | # 01005-82124-2 | 00:52:03

Kenny Rankin sings like Chet Baker would have if Baker had had a voice. His tone is high (Rankin's speaking voice is actually fairly low) and he has a subtle, cool style. It is a bit of a surprise, but Rankin (whose previous output has been in pop music) is actually a fine jazz singer. He always sticks to the lyrics when performing veteran standards (there is no scatting), but changes many of the notes, even during the melody statements, and he is definitely improvising. Rankin's concept is kind of strange ("At Last" and "The Very Thought of You" are radically changed) but successful and he has a strong and likable voice.

Jane Monheit - Albums Collection 2000-2009 (6CD)

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Jane Monheit - Albums Collection 2000-2009 (6CD)

Jane Monheit - Albums Collection 2000-2009 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.86 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 820 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Contemporary Jazz | Time: 05:16:42

One of the most successful contemporary jazz singers: at home with ballads, bluesy numbers and bop flag-wavers. Collectiom includes: Never Never Land (2000); Come Dream With Me (2001); In The Sun (2002); Taking A Chance On Love (2004); Surrender (2007); The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009).

Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

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Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Artwork included
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Blues, Standarts | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-82946-2 | 00:39:39

Madeleine Peyroux made a bit of a stir in 1996 due to her voice sounding remarkably close at times to Billie Holiday's. This wide-ranging set features Peyroux singing swing standards, originals and tunes that hint at country and folk music. Her supporting cast, which changes on each selection, includes a restrained James Carter on tenor and bass clarinet, Marc Ribot on dobro and guitar, trumpeter Marcus Printup, pianist Cyrus Chestnut and violinist Regina Carter, among others. A very interesting release which, despite the derivative nature of Peyroux's voice, is full of surprises. Highlights include "Walkin' After Midnight," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "La Vie en Rose" and "Muddy Water".

Michael Buble - To Be Loved (2013) Deluxe Edition

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Michael Buble - To Be Loved (2013) Deluxe Edition

Michael Bublé - To Be Loved (2013) Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Label: Reprise Records | # 9362-49449-3 | Time: 00:56:58
Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts, Pop/Rock

Vocalist Michael Bublé's 2013 studio album, To Be Loved, is a slick and classy Bob Rock-produced affair that follows up his hit 2011 holiday album, Christmas, and once again showcases the Canadian crooner's take on swinging pop music. Most longtime Bublé fans will have a sense of what to expect here and, in that sense, should be quite pleased with the album. As with previous Bublé releases, To Be Loved finds the vocalist tackling a handful of American Popular Song standards and some more contemporary pop covers. This time around, Bublé even peppers the album with a few very vintage '60s soul-sounding numbers. To these ends, Bublé kicks things off with a brightly swinging take on "You Make Me Feel So Young," turns in a neo-soul version of the Bee Gees "To Love Somebody," and digs deep into Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You." Also adding flavor here are a few guest appearances including duets with actress Reese Witherspoon, Bryan Adams, and the Puppini Sisters.

Nina Simone - The 60's, Volume 1: Ne Me Quitte Pas (1989)

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Nina Simone - The 60's, Volume 1: Ne Me Quitte Pas (1989)

Nina Simone - The 60's, Volume 1: Ne Me Quitte Pas (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 838 543-2 | Time: 01:09:53 | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz Blues

Nina Simone was one of the most gifted vocalists of her generation, and also one of the most eclectic. Simone was a singer, pianist, and songwriter who bent genres to her will rather than allowing herself to be confined by their boundaries; her work swung back and forth between jazz, blues, soul, classical, R&B, pop, gospel, and world music, with passion, emotional honesty, and a strong grasp of technique as the constants of her musical career.

Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

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Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Billie Holiday - The Real… Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 625 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 540 Mb | Scans included | 03:49:35
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88691900762

UK three CD collection from the influential Jazz vocalist. While her life may have been tragic, her music has remained an integral part of American Jazz history and is constantly discovered by a new generation or rediscovered year after a year. This three CD collection features 78 tracks including 'God Bless the Child', 'Pennies from Heaven', 'Gloomy Sunday' and many others.

Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 1 (2013) Japanese Mini LP 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 1 (2013) Japanese Mini LP 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 1 (2013) Mini LP 8 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1 Gb | Scans ~ 334 Mb | Time: 04:36:02
Easy Listening, Standarts, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Early Pop/Rock | Label: Sony | # SICP-3742~9

Japanese original release. First box set of Andy Williams includes seven original albums "Canadian Sunset," "To You Sweetheart, Aloha," "Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes," "Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests," "The Wonderful World of Andy Williams," "The Academy Award-Winning Call Me Irresponsible and Other Hit Songs from the Movies," and "The Great Songs from "My Fair Lady" and Other Broadway Hits" plus a bonus disc with Japanese version(s) of songs, rare tracks, and more. Features remastering and cardboard sleeve faithfully replicating its US LP jacket design. Comes with lyrics and a description.

Emilie-Claire Barlow - The Very Thought Of You (2007) [Japanese Edition]

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Emilie-Claire Barlow - The Very Thought Of You (2007) [Japanese Edition]

Emilie-Claire Barlow - The Very Thought Of You (2007)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standarts | Label: Victor | # VICJ-61527 | Time: 01:00:05

Named after the 1934 Ray Noble-penned standard made famous by Bing Crosby, The Very Thought of You is the sixth studio album from Canadian jazz vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow. Released in 2007, it features silky-smooth renditions of Nat King Cole's "Almost Like Being in Love," Billie Holiday 's "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," and Mama Cass' "Dream a Little Dream of Me" alongside interpretations of hits from various musicals including Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, and Pennies from Heaven.

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.

Frank Sinatra - Hello Frank: The Anniversary Collection (2015) {12CD Box Set}

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Frank Sinatra - Hello Frank: The Anniversary Collection (2015) {12CD Box Set}

Frank Sinatra - Hello Frank: The Anniversary Collection (2015) {12CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 2,59 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 1,25 Gb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Standarts | Ermitage #ERM 900

By the end of 2015, exactly December 12, Frank Sinatra would have been 100 years old. An anniversary celebrated around the world for the first six months of 2016 with concerts, exhibitions, initiatives, records. The Hello Frank: The Anniversary Collection contains 12 CDs for a total of 170 songs including the most popular "I´ve got under my skin", "My funny Valentine", "Ol ´my river", "Blue skyes "," Sweet Lorraine "and many more.

Leon Redbone - From Branch To Branch (1981)

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Leon Redbone - From Branch To Branch (1981)

Leon Redbone - From Branch To Branch (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 179 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
Label: Emerald City, ATCO | # 38136-2 | Time: 00:34:26
Blues, Ragtime, Guitar Jazz, Folk Jazz, Standarts

From Branch to Branch is the fourth studio album by Leon Redbone, released in 1981. It was his first on Atlantic Records and peaked at No. 152 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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, Standarts, 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.

Beegie Adair - The Good Life: A Jazz Tribute to Tony Bennett (2014) featuring The Jeff Steinberg Orchestra [Re-Up]

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Beegie Adair - The Good Life: A Jazz Tribute to Tony Bennett (2014) featuring The Jeff Steinberg Orchestra [Re-Up]

Beegie Adair - The Good Life: A Jazz Tribute to Tony Bennett (2014)
featuring The Jeff Steinberg Orchestra

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans ~ 54 Mb
Piano Jazz, Lounge, Standarts | Label: Green Hill Productions | # GHD5965 | 00:47:04

Another gem from the creative Beegie Adair and her trio. This time, she is accompanied by Jeff Steinberg and his orchestra. A loving tribute to Tony Bennett and his illustrious career. As usual, Beegie includes one selection on the album where she plays solo piano and she picked 'I Left My Heart In San Francisco'. A beautiful rendition. This is a great album tinged with jazz overtones without losing the melodic memories of Tony's original sound. The orchestra is perfectly balanced and adds just the right touch while still allowing the familiar Beegie Adair Trio sound to shine through. If you are new to Beegie's music, this album will make you a convert to her impeccable sound and those like myself, have added it as another gem to her large catalog of great music.

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…