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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.

Stéphane Grappelli - The Nearness Of You (1955) [Reissue 2008]

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Stéphane Grappelli - The Nearness Of You (1955) [Reissue 2008]

Stephane Grappelli - The Nearness Of You (1955) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 183 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 77 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (530 535-3)

"The man who was Django’s prestigious partner in the first, immortal Quintette du H.C.F. has made an appearance (on wax) for Barclay with a series of recordings in which you can rediscover his pretty sound and abundant, easy ideas; in a word, his style which, though with less of a bite than before, has lost none of its grace." Those were the first lines of the review that a certain Michel Delaroche (in fact Boris Vian) wrote for the November 1955 issue of Jazz Hot; the subject was this album, the first that Stéphane Grappelli ("Grappelly" at the time) had made on violin under his own name since he'd left England.
The violinist had celebrated his definitive return to France at the Club Saint-Germain on the night of April 25th 1954; he would appear there on and off for the next seven years…

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Books (1959) [1978, 4LP Box Set]

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Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Books (1959) [1978, 4LP Box Set]

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Books (1959)
Vinyl Rip | 16/44.1 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 860 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 18 Mb
or MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 424 Mb
Verve Records, 80-5571 | Swing, Jazz, Vocal

During the late '50s, Ella Fitzgerald continued her Song Book records with Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, releasing a series of albums featuring 59 songs written by George and Ira Gershwin…

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).

Fats Waller - 1935 (1994) (Re-up)

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Fats Waller - 1935 (1994) (Re-up)

Fats Waller - 1935 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 221 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Early Jazz, Swing, Stride | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 746)

One of several Classics discs chronicling Waller's vast amount of Bluebird combo sides from the '30s and '40s, this roundup of some of the pianist's 1935 offerings includes many fine cuts but doesn't quite rank with the maestro's best work. Featuring Waller's longstanding Fats Waller & His Rhythm band, the 22 numbers may not include any original material, but there is still more than enough in the way of indelible performances. This is especially true for a wonderful "Lulu's Back in Town," the Coots and Gillespie rarity "Whose Honey Are You?," and "Rosetta."

Asleep At The Wheel - Western Standard Time (1988)

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Asleep At The Wheel - Western Standard Time (1988)

Asleep At The Wheel - Western Standard Time (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Epic, EK 44213 | ~ 179 or 76 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.46 Mb
Country, Swing

Western Standard Time is the tenth studio album by American country band Asleep at the Wheel. Recorded at various studios in Austin, Dallas, Briarcliff and San Marcos, Texas it was produced solely by the band's frontman Ray Benson and released in August 1988 as the group's second album back on Epic Records. Western Standard Time is the band's first album to feature no original material, relying on recordings of compositions originally by popular swing, R&B and big band artists…

Tony Bennett - Five Classic Albums (2021)

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Tony Bennett - Five Classic Albums (2021)

Tony Bennett - Five Classic Albums (2021)
FLAC (tracks + .cue,log) | 02:30:56 | 670 Mb
Genre: Easy Listening, Jazz / Label: Avid

AVID Jazz continues with its Five Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by Tony Bennett complete with original artwork and liner notes.

Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra - 1937-1938 (1994) (Re-up)

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Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra - 1937-1938 (1994) (Re-up)

Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra - 1937-1938 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 785)

Having made a name for himself in the bands of Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman, trumpeter Bunny Berigan set out on his own in 1937. Heading up a big band that included such shifting personnel as drummer Buddy Rich, tenor saxophonist George Auld, trumpeter/arranger Ray Conniff, and pianist Joe Bushkin, Berigan blazed brightly and briefly, until alcoholism and a lack of discipline forced him to break up his band in 1939. This Classics disc features tracks cut before things went south. Covering the years 1937-1938, the 20 sides find Berigan and company in their prime, with sparkling solos coming from Berigan, Auld, Conniff, and Bushkin. While the disc sags a bit with some requisite filler by vocalist Ruth Gaylor, instrumental highlights like "Wacky Dust" (a possible cocaine-reference here?), Ellington's "Azure," and Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby" ensure this batch of mostly solid swingers stays fresh.

Nat King Cole - This Is Nat 'King' Cole (1957) Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

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Nat King Cole - This Is Nat 'King' Cole (1957) Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

Nat King Cole - This Is Nat 'King' Cole (1957) Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM-869, 509995-01982-2-1 | Time: 00:47:04
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop

Capitol Records took This Is Sinatra!, a compilation album, into the Top Ten in early 1957, which probably prompted the label to assemble a similar collection, This Is Nat "King" Cole, later in the year. Consisting of tracks not previously issued on a Cole LP, the disc contains seven recent Billboard singles chart entries among its 12 selections – "Too Young to Go Steady" (which reached number 21), "Forgive My Heart" (13), "Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You" (72), "To the Ends of the Earth" (25), "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life" (57), "Someone You Love" (13), and "Never Let Me Go" (79) – while an eighth song, "That's All," was the B-side of the 1953 Top 20 hit "Lover, Come Back to Me!" "Too Young to Go Steady," which peaked in April 1956, turned out to be all that was really heard of a stage musical intended for Broadway, Strip for Action, with songs by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, which closed out of town. "I Just Found Out About Love" and "Love Me as Though There Were No Tomorrow," two more songs from that ill-fated show, are among the previously unheard tracks unearthed for this compilation.

Bunny Berigan And His Boys - 1935-1936 (1993)

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Bunny Berigan And His Boys - 1935-1936 (1993)

Bunny Berigan And His Boys - 1935-1936 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 734)

Bunny Berigan began his prime stretch of solo recordings with this collection of songs cut between 1935-1936. Berigan still worked as a sideman for the likes of Benny Goodman during this period, and he even did some session and film work, but it is his own material which has solidified his reputation as a top figure of the big band era. And while later sides from 1937-1939 would trump some of the ones included here, this collection still brims over with exciting and tight material from a variety of Berigan contingents. In addition to his first stab at "I Can't Get Started" (somewhat inferior to the classic version from 1937), Berigan is featured on a bevy of small group and a large ensemble highlights, like "Chicken and Waffles" and "Blues"…

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.

Sunny and Her Joy Boys - Introducing Sunny and Her Joy Boys (2009)

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Sunny and Her Joy Boys - Introducing Sunny and Her Joy Boys (2009)

Sunny and Her Joy Boys - Introducing Sunny and Her Joy Boys (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD1341 | 00:58:18 | Extras (video) ~ 106 Mb

Introducing Sunny and Her Joy Boys is the debut CD from singer Sunny Crownover, backed by a band led by acclaimed guitarist/producer Duke Robillard. Introducing Sunny and Her Joy Boys is the brainchild of award-winning guitarist and producer Duke Robillard, and debuts the stunning voice of Sunny Crownover, whose beautiful interpretations of these tunes from the Great American Songbook are nothing less than a revelation. Sunny spent a large part of her life in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Austin area and is now based in New England. Robillard heard her sing for the first time in late 2007 at a Harvard University concert and knew he'd found the voice he was looking for to bring a project to life he'd been wanting to do for over 35 years. That project became Introducing Sunny and Her Joy Boys, a CD that salutes the golden era of women vocalists of the '20s through the '50s, where big bands and small combos alike created classic American pop, swing and blues songs of the day.

Duke Robillard - A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard (2008)

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Duke Robillard - A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard (2008)

Duke Robillard - A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 372 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Guitar Jazz, Swing, Contemporary Blues | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1331 | 00:51:59

Duke Robillard has always had one foot in the blues world and one in the swing/jazz universe. He loves both styles of music and enjoys not only playing them separately but combining them together. The founder of Roomful of Blues back in 1967, Robillard has led dozens of projects throughout his career, including collaborations with guitarist Herb Ellis, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Jay McShann. On A Swingin Session, he plays with some of his favorite musicians, many of whom originated (like he did) in Rhode Island. While six horn players participate, there are no more than four on any one selection, and some numbers do not have any. The contrasting tenor solos are fun to hear, with Scott Hamilton sounding smooth and mellow on his numbers while Sax Gordon is greasier and much closer to Illinois Jacquet. Present throughout are Bruce Katz (mostly on organ), one of three bassists (usually Marty Ballou), and drummer Mark Teixeira. Robillard takes vocals on half of the selections in his personable way, but it is his guitar solos, which hint at both Charlie Christian and T-Bone Walker, that often take honors.

Artie Shaw feat. Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones - What Is This Thing Called Love (1997) [Recorded 1945-1946] Re-Up

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Artie Shaw feat. Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones - What Is This Thing Called Love (1997) [Recorded 1945-1946] Re-Up

Artie Shaw feat. Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones - What Is This Thing Called Love (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 180 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Big Band, Swing | Label: President Records | # PLCD 557 | Time: 01:14:05

This collection of Artie Shaw big band recordings comes from his brief association with the Musicraft label. Having assembled and broken up several earlier units, this edition, heard in recordings made between 1945 and 1946, is more of an arranger's band than one that features many soloists, other than the leader. During this period of Shaw's career, he was constantly changing the instrumentation of his band and making personnel substitutions. Fellow Musicraft artist Mel Tormé and his group the Mel-Tones are added on some tracks, though this was a studio relationship exclusively and they were not a part of Shaw's organization. The innovative blend of strings, voices and brass in the swinging arrangement of "What Is This Thing Called Love" is the highlight of the vocal selections, along with an updated instrumental version of the clarinetist's earlier hit, "Begin the Beguine." The only reservation about this compilation is that several tracks are abruptly faded or even truncated.

Peggy Lee - 'Latin Ala Lee!' (1960) + 'Olé Ala Lee!' (1960) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]

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Peggy Lee - 'Latin Ala Lee!' (1960) + 'Olé Ala Lee!' (1960) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]

Peggy Lee - 'Latin Ala Lee!' (1960) + 'Olé Ala Lee!' (1960) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Latin Jazz | Label: EMI/Capitol | # 7243 8 56056 2 8 | Time: 00:55:15

1997 release, a two-on-one (and part of EMI's Centenary series) for this pair of 1960 albums by the songstress, eachwith a bonus track! 'Latin Ala Lee!' adds ''Till There Was You'; 'Ole Ala Lee!' adds 'Together Wherever We Go'. 24 tracks total.