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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 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony BMG (Russia) | # 88697 02725 2 | Time: 00:53:18
Vocal Pop, Standards, Vocal Jazz

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.

Dean Martin - INTEGRAL DEAN MARTIN 1957- 1962 (2024)

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Dean Martin - INTEGRAL DEAN MARTIN 1957- 1962 (2024)

Dean Martin - INTEGRAL DEAN MARTIN 1957- 1962 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 953 MB
6:51:13 | Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Diggers Factory

The album "INTEGRAL DEAN MARTIN 1957-1962" by Dean Martin, released on June 28, 2024, is a comprehensive collection featuring 156 tracks from his recordings during that period. It includes popular songs like "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from the album "Pretty Baby" and "Buona Sera" from "This Is Dean Martin." This extensive compilation offers a deep dive into Dean Martin's prolific era, showcasing his versatile style across various genres, including jazz and traditional pop.

Michael Bublé - Michael Bublé (2004) {Special Limited Edition}

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Michael Bublé - Michael Bublé (2004) {Special Limited Edition}

Michael Bublé - Michael Bublé (2004) {Special Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 456 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:59 + 00:17:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz / Vocal Pop / Traditional Pop / Adult Contemporary / Standards
Reprise Records / 143 Records #9362-48916-2

Mentored by Paul Anka (whose 1950s hit "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" is covered in dreamy, cabaret fashion here), Bublé sings in the orbits of Darin and Sinatra, covering swing epoch gems ("Come Fly with Me", "The Way You Look Tonight", "That's All") and rock-era standards (Van Morrison's "Moondance", "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" by the Brothers Gibb, Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love") with equal aplomb. David Foster's production is typically slick and played to the back row of the bleachers, but it's informed by smart contexts provided by such arrangers as Johnny Mandel, Randy Waldman and Mike Melvoin. If the choices of material are sometimes staid and predictable, they also give the singer a crucial framework for building toward something more challenging; his is a bright future.

Doris Day - Love Him! (1963) & Show Time (1960) [Reissue 2000]

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Doris Day - Love Him! (1963) & Show Time (1960) [Reissue 2000]

Doris Day - Love Him! (1963) & Show Time (1960) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records (COL CD 6490)

While Collectables Records often has been able to pair complementary albums in its series of discount-priced two-fer reissues of Doris Day's catalog, there are also stray LPs that don't sound like any of their siblings and so can only be teamed in mismatched combinations. Such a set of non-identical twins is found on this CD containing Love Him! and Show Time. Love Him!, which arrived after a lengthy break in Day's recording career in the winter of 1963-1964, found her working under the aegis of her 21-year-old son, Columbia Records producer Terry Melcher, who attempted to update and broaden his mother's musical approach, having her cut recent songs associated with Elvis Presley plus selections from the country and R&B charts…

VA - Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 3: The Mid Fifties (1999)

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VA - Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 3: The Mid Fifties (1999)

VA - Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 3: The Mid Fifties (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 209 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | 00:54:22
Traditional Pop | Label: Eric Records

While pop music sells in copious quantities at the time of release, its cyclical and transitory nature means that many hits just don't come around again in the reissue sweepstakes. Enter Eric Records, an oldies label, to help rectify the situation with this set of compilations, bringing together 20 big non-rock & roll hits from the 1950s. A quick perusal of the stars of this collection (Kitty Kallen, Mitch Miller, Doris Day, Al Martino, Tony Martin, Frankie Laine) will give you a strong idea of the musical content, with only Lonnie Donegan's "Rock Island Line" bearing the tiniest resemblance to rock & roll. But the set also includes delightful one-offs by the Tarriers, Cyril Stapleton, the Four Coins, and Somethin' Smith and the Redheads. Oldies but goodies for the over-50 crowd.

Barbra Streisand - Live At The Bon Soir, Greenwich Village, NYC, Nov. 7, 1962 (Remastered) (2022)

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Barbra Streisand - Live At The Bon Soir, Greenwich Village, NYC, Nov. 7, 1962 (Remastered) (2022)

Barbra Streisand - Live At The Bon Soir, Greenwich Village, NYC, Nov. 7, 1962 (Remastered) (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 418 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 221 Mb | Covers included | 01:09:16
Traditional Pop, Female Vocal | Label: Columbia Records

Recorded in November 1962, this album marks the first official release of the legendary Greenwich Village Nightclub shows and includes 24 newly mixed performances from the original master tapes in Barbra’s personal collection. With the release of this album, Columbia Records celebrates 60 years of making records with Barbra Streisand, the artist with the longest continuous catalog on the label and the only artist - male or female - on any label to chart #1 albums in every decade since the 1960s.

Willie Nelson - My Way (2018)

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Willie Nelson - My Way (2018)

Willie Nelson - My Way (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 312 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | Legacy / Sony Music #19075870502 | Unofficial Release

Ever since 1978's Stardust, standards albums have been part of Willie Nelson's arsenal, but 2018's My Way presents a twist on this shopworn tradition: it's designed as a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Album-long tributes to Sinatra aren't uncommon – Bob Dylan devoted much of the 2010s to recording a series of tributes to him – but My Way stands apart from the pack by capturing both the rakish charm of the Chairman of the Board and Nelson's sly elegance. Nelson balances standards from the Great American Songbook ("A Foggy Day," "Blue Moon," "Night and Day," "Young at Heart") with songs written with Sinatra in mind ("Fly Me to the Moon," "Summer Wind," "It Was a Very Good Year," "My Way"), which brings My Way closer to the essence of Frank Sinatra than Dylan's stylized saloon records.

Vicki Benet - Sing to Me of Love (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012] (Repost)

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Vicki Benet - Sing to Me of Love (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012] (Repost)

Vicki Benet - Sing to Me of Love (1959) [Japanese Edition 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 78 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9744)

French nightclub singer and Jazz standard recording artist, Vicki was born in Paris c.1930. Vicki sang on the cabaret circuit in Paris and London during the early 1950s. She married her manager Jack Elliott in 1964. She was also a Hollywood actress, including acting and singing 'Don't Go To Paris' in the Jerry Lewis 1961 movie "The Ladies Man'.
A much more solidly American album than some of Vicki Benet's other efforts of the time - which were usually more French-styled than this one! This time around, Vicki's got a great breathy style that's right up there with Julie London on Liberty - a late 50s sexiness that perfectly matches her ice blond look on the cover, and her slinky slinky dress! Arrangements are relatively gentle - strings, but never too lush - and Vicki hangs mostly in a ballad mode that's perfect for the breathiness of the recording.

Nancy Wilson - Anthology (2000)

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Nancy Wilson - Anthology (2000)

Nancy Wilson - Anthology (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 576 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 223 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Tradiional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Records (72435-24427-2-0)

Wilson is a vexing artist to summarize with a best-of compilation, due both to her versatility and her prolific discography. This two-set CD concentrates on her pop- and R&B-influenced recordings for Capitol in the 1960s and '70s. While that means that her jazziest and most standard-inclined sides are relatively lightly represented (although not ignored), it does mean that this is the material most likely to be familiar to the general audience. In truth the soul influence is quite light; this is really pop material, not R&B, soul, or rock, even as it might show some traces of those genres (as well as jazz and cabaret). As a whole, this easy-listening soul music was light fare, but Wilson was probably better at it (and certainly more successful at it) than anyone else…

Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs

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Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs

Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall, 1961: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Label: Capitol Records | # 7243 5 27876 2 3 | Time: 02:02:29
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Easy Listening, Show Tunes

The late 1950s were tough on Judy Garland, but this live recording, cut on April 23, 1961, at Carnegie Hall, would (rightfully) bring the legendary icon back into the spotlight. Live would go on to win five Grammys, be Garland's bestselling record, and confirm that, yes, on certain levels, she still had it. Her vocals are as strong as ever on these tunes, and Garland has fun with an audience obviously enraptured by her charms. She's self-deprecating where necessary–on "You Go to My Head" she "forgets" the lyrics but pretends to improvise. Mostly she just shines, especially on tunes she made famous, such as "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Stormy Weather," and "Over the Rainbow." This is easily one of pop music's greatest live recordings and a fine testament to Garland's recorded legacy. This two-CD set has been remastered for EMI's 40th-anniversary reissue to coincide with the ABC film based on daughter Lorna Luft's memoir Me and My Shadows.

VA - Vintage Children's Favourites (1926 - 1950) (2001)

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VA - Vintage Children's Favourites (1926 - 1950) (2001)

VA - Vintage Children's Favourites (1926 - 1950) (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 264 MB
1:16:33 | Children's Music, NoveltyVocal Group, Traditional Country, Music Hall, Traditional Pop | Label: Asv Living Era

This cd is chock full of tunes you may remember from when you were a child. Chances are that many of them were already vintage tunes even then. But try to find a good recording of Teddy Bear's Picnic and Ragtime Cowboy Joe. The recordings range from the '20s to the '50s, and it's interesting to see how much we have lost in children's music. Nostalgic and fun.

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

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Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 300 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 170 Mb
Full Scans | 01:03:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz / Swing / Traditional Pop / Vocal Pop / Vocal Jazz
EMI Records #7243 522817 2 5

This volume of Capitol/EMI's Legends Of The 20th Century profiles Nat King Cole, tracing his work as a jazz pianist and a massively popular singer. Both sides of Cole's talent are explored in this 22-track album, which includes "Nature Boy," "Unforgettable," "When I Fall In Love" and other vocal hits as well as jazz works like "Straighten Up And Fly Right," "When I Take My Sugar To Tea," "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" and "Body And Soul." A fine sampling of highlights from both of Cole's careers.

Billie Holiday - Classic Lady Day (2017)

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Billie Holiday - Classic Lady Day (2017)

Billie Holiday - Classic Lady Day (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 859 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 525 Mb | Scans included | 03:22:49
Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records

Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician & singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly 30 years. Nicknamed "Lady Day," by her friend & music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music & pop singing. The Billie Holiday Verve CD collection contains a selection her best-loved albums. Songs By Billie Holiday, A Recital By Billie Holiday, Velvet Moods - Songs By Billie Holiday, Lady Sings The Blues & All Or Nothing At All are housed in a hard-case boxset.

Julie London - Easy Does It (1968) [Japanese Edition 2010]

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Julie London - Easy Does It (1968) [Japanese Edition 2010]

Julie London - Easy Does It (1968) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 211 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9689)

There are singers who let it fly from deep within and pour out red-faced bellows complete with bulging eyes and pulsating neck cords. They rip it up with big bands and belt it out until the sun comes up, then follow with swashbuckling encores that bring down the house with slaps-on-the-back and flamenco table top dances.
Then there’s Julie. No gala musical fanfare or big-sound glitter. No jokes, no jugglers, no soft-shoe. Just a blues guitar, a well-placed bass, a drummer’s light brush… and Julie. The combo provides a mere musical skeleton, a framework that serves only to complement the singer; it doesn’t try to compete. The combination is distinctively blues… and distinctively Julie. Julie is a mysterious, sultry woman with a moist-eyed singing style and real feeling for loneliness…

Julie London - Your Number, Please... (1959) [Japanese Edition 2010]

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Julie London - Your Number, Please... (1959) [Japanese Edition 2010]

Julie London - Your Number, Please… (1959) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 219 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-9670)

One in a long series of Julie London records, this set features the sultry but subtle singer on a dozen standards, each of which she dedicates to a different male singer. No dates or personnel information are given other than the LP stating that Andre Previn arranged for the backing orchestra. Although not essential, this is a worthwhile set, with London adding sensuality to such songs as "Learnin' the Blues," "When I Fall in Love," "The More I See You," and "Angel Eyes."