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Randy Newman - Ragtime: Music From The Motion Picture (1981) Expanded Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

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Randy Newman - Ragtime: Music From The Motion Picture (1981) Expanded Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Randy Newman - Ragtime: Music From The Motion Picture (1981) Expanded Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 159 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Soundtrack | Label: Elektra, Rhino | # 8122-78245-2 | Time: 00:37:01

Randy Newman was the nephew of film composers Alfred, Emil, and Lionel Newman, which would suggest at least some familiarity with the field, even though he had only scored one minor movie (Cold Turkey). And in his songs, heard on his series of solo albums, he displayed far more knowledge of popular music styles of the early 20th century than any of his singer/songwriter peers. Listening to his records, you could always tell that he knew his way around Scott Joplin's rags. Who better, therefore, than Newman to make his debut as a big-budget film composer by scoring an adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime? So must movie producer Dino DeLaurentiis have reasoned in giving Newman the assignment. And the result worked out quite well. Newman naturally re-created much of the cakewalking Tin Pan Alley style of the turn-of-the-century era depicted in the film, but he actually had a more challenging assignment than might have appeared, since the story moves from one social stratum to another and ranges in tone from the comic to the melodramatic to the tragic.

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.

Mudhoney - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - Remastered) (1991/2021)

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Mudhoney - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - Remastered) (1991/2021)

Mudhoney - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - Remastered) (1991/2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 585 MB | Cover | 01:24:20 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 232 MB
Rock, Adult Alternative | Label: Sub Pop Records

By going back to basics with Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, Mudhoney flipped conventional wisdom. Not for the first time – or the last – they would be vindicated. A month after release in July 1991, the album entered the UK album chart at Number 34 (five weeks later, Nirvana’s Nevermind entered at 36) and went on to sell 75,000 copies worldwide. A more meaningful measure of success, however, lay in its revitalisation of the band, casting a touchstone for the future. The record is a major chapter in Mudhoney’s ongoing story, the moral of which has to be: when in doubt, fudge it.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956)

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 364 MB | Cover | 01:48:48 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 250 MB
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Reissues

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book is a 1956 studio double album by American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by a studio orchestra conducted and arranged by Buddy Bregman, focusing on the songs of Cole Porter.

Aretha Franklin - Oh Me, Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly 1972 (2021)

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Aretha Franklin - Oh Me, Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly 1972 (2021)

Aretha Franklin - Oh Me, Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly 1972 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 56:35 | 319 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Rhino Atlantic

Quelle que soit la façon dont on aborde l’équation, l’association des mots « voix » et « soul music » donne toujours le même résultat : Aretha ! Tout au long de sa carrière qui débuta tôt, celle que l’on surnomme Lady Soul malaxera de sa voix unique le gospel, le funk, le rhythm’n’blues, le jazz et la soul, comme nulle autre. Une voix qui a grandi aux côtés de celles de ses sœurs à l'église de Détroit dans la chorale de son père pasteur. Le légendaire John H. Hammond qui découvre la toute jeune Aretha Franklin la signe chez Columbia au début des années 1960, désireux d’en faire une chanteuse de jazz.

Dick Haymes - The Very Best Of Dick Haymes (1998)

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Dick Haymes - The Very Best Of Dick Haymes (1998)

Dick Haymes - The Very Best Of Dick Haymes (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb
Label: Half Moon | # HMNCD 027 | Time: 01:09:09 | Scans included
Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Standards

Since Dick Haymes, like most of the popular artists of his era (the 1940s), has been the victim of endless low-budget, low-quality European compilations taking advantage of the continent's 50-year copyright limitation, it is refreshing to report that this collection by British label Half Moon consists of recordings licensed from Universal/MCA, copyright holder of Haymes' original Decca recordings. What that means, first, is that the sound quality is noticeably better than what you have to put up with on the fly-by-night competitors. Haymes' 45 singles chart entries on Decca between 1943-1951 are too numerous to be contained on one CD, and this 23-track disc with a 69-minute running time is inevitably missing some hits (notably the Top Fives "The Old Master Painter" and "Maybe It's Because"). But most of Haymes' big solo hits for Decca are included, along with a few of his hit duets with Helen Forrest, and the album can be recommended as providing the highlights of the singer's most popular period.

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair (2021 Remaster) (1989/2021)

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Tina Turner - Foreign Affair (2021 Remaster) (1989/2021)

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair (2021 Remaster) (1989/2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 1,6 GB | Cover | 03:59:48 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 551 MB
Soul, Funk, RnB | Label: Parlophone UK

"Foreign Affair" was one of the biggest albums of the '80s and showed Tina Turner at her best, further cementing her position as The Queen of Rock 'n Roll. A deluxe version of the album will be released on July 16, accompanied by vinyl and CD versions.

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).

VA - That'll Flat... Git It! Collection Vol.1-Vol.27 (1993-2011) [Re-Up]

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VA - That'll Flat... Git It! Collection Vol.1-Vol.27 (1993-2011) [Re-Up]

VA - That'll Flat… Git It! Collection Vol.1-Vol.27 (1993-2011)
Rock 'n' Roll | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,22 Gb
Label: Bear Family Records | Release Year: 1993-2011

"That'll Flat… Git It!" is one of the best compilations of the 1950's rockabilly. Each volume contains nearly 30 songs, mostly rockabilly classics and unknown great artists. In spite the tracks were remastered, you can hear some noise, especially in the end of the tracks. This is because many songs were taken from original vinyl singles.

VA - 1000 Original Hits Collection [1960-1969] (2001)

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VA - 1000 Original Hits Collection [1960-1969] (2001)

VA - 1000 Original Hits Collection [1960-1969] (2001)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 12:55:27 | 1.36 Gb
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Latin, Pop, Folk, World, Vocal, Rock & Roll, Country
Label: EMI Plus

'' 1000 Original Hits '' is the title of a compilation series published by EMI Plus (Europe). This release contains portions of this series, released in 2001, containing works performed from 1960 to 1969.

VA - 1000 Original Hits Collection [1950-1959] (2001)

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VA - 1000 Original Hits Collection [1950-1959] (2001)

VA - 1000 Original Hits Collection [1950-1959] (2001)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 13:25:47 | 1.45 Gb
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Latin, Pop, Folk, World, Vocal, Rock & Roll, Country
Label: EMI Plus

'' 1000 Original Hits '' is the title of a compilation series published by EMI Plus (Europe). This release contains portions of this series, released in 2001, containing works performed from 1950 to 1959.

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".

Elvis Presley - The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special (2019)

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Elvis Presley - The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special (2019)

Elvis Presley - The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 316 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock & Roll, AM Pop | RCA / Legacy #19075905502

A single-disc distillation of Sony Legacy's massive box set celebrating the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special, this 2019 compilation covers ground that has been covered many times before. Back in 1968, RCA put out a soundtrack album to the special, and once the show entered in the realm of legend, it was repackaged on its anniversary three times over. All of this is a roundabout way of saying that The Best of the '68 Comeback contains a bunch of easily available material, yet none of the previous compilations assembled these tracks in precisely the same way (nor did they contain a new version of "If I Can Dream" plucked from NBC's anniversary special, a version distinguished by the presence of Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Post Malone…not precisely a dream lineup for an Elvis fan).

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.

VA - Memories Are Made Of This [10CD Box Set] (2000) [Re-Up]

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VA - Memories Are Made Of This [10CD Box Set] (2000) [Re-Up]

VA - Memories Are Made Of This [10CD Box Set] (2000)
Pop, Oldies | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,31 Gb
Label: Disky Communications Europe | Release Year: 2000

Excellent collection of classics! Every major artist of the forties thru the sixties performs on this box set. It will take a while to go through all 200 songs but what a joy and value.
The sound quality is just excellent. I have never heard these classics from the 40/50's resonate so clear and clean before, a real treat.