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Vic Damone - The Very Best Of Vic Damone (2008) 3CD Set

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Vic Damone - The Very Best Of Vic Damone (2008) 3CD Set

Vic Damone - The Very Best Of Vic Damone (2008) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.11 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 503 Mb | Scans ~ 155 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Easy listening | Label: Reader's Digest | # RDCD6091-3 | 03:39:36

Vic Damone was an American traditional pop and big band singer, actor, radio and television presenter, and entertainer who is best known for his performances of songs such as "You're Breaking My Heart" (a number one hit), the number four hit "On the Street Where You Live" (from My Fair Lady), and "My Heart Cries for You" (also No. 4).

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!

VA - 100 Hits Of The Great Crooners (2020)

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VA - 100 Hits Of The Great Crooners (2020)

VA - 100 Hits Of The Great Crooners (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,47 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 662 Mb | 04:44:53
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | Label: Not Now Music

Once upon a time it was virtually unheard of for musical performers to write their own songs. That was the province of a separate breed, the professional songwriters who worked for music publishers in New York's Brill Building, or else touted their wares down the Tin Pan Alleys of the world. Essential to the whole process were the vocalists, because someone had to sing the songs.These were often under contract with a specific dance band. In the parlance of the day, these singers were often referred to as 'crooners'. The hundred tracks on this 4-CD set are mostly drawn from the 1950s and early 1960s - largely a mixture of standards from the pens of classic songwriters like Cole Porter and George Gershwin, as well as showtunes taken from musicals like My Fair Lady and Showboat.

Sammy Davis Jr. - The Marty Paich Sessions (2017)

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Sammy Davis Jr. - The Marty Paich Sessions (2017)

Sammy Davis Jr. - The Marty Paich Sessions (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 873 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 342 Mb | Covers included | 02:28:58
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop | Label: Jackpot Records

This 2-CD set presents Sammy Davis Jr.’s complete sessions with bands conducted and arranged by Marty Paich in 1961 and 1962 (and featuring such outstanding jazz musicians as Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper, Jack Sheldon, Jimmy Rowles, and Mel Lewis, among many others). Twelve bonus tracks have been added consisting of songs from the same period that complete the sessions, on which Davis is backed by different arrangers and conductors.

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

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VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 845 466-2 | Time: 01:08:27

From a label with no shortage of first-rate jazz material come this very attractive vocal sampler. Staying true to the Compact Jazz ethos, Best of the Jazz Vocalists favors quality over hits and comes with a budget price tag. The majority of songs are from the label's prime '50s and '60s run, including a cloud-bound "Summertime" by Helen Merrill and one of the all-time great versions of "If You Could See Me Now," compliments of Billy Eckstine. Continuing with this balancing act between the sexes, the collection also includes fine work by Bill Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, and Anita O'Day; latter-day entries include Lincoln's "I've Got Thunder and It Rings" from her 1990 Verve debut and Horn's "I Got Lost in His Arms" from 1988's Close Enough for Love. Nicely wrapped up with Nina Simone's Afro-percussion clarion call "Come Ye," this Verve roundup works as the perfect primer for more adventurous trips through the label's fertile stores of essential jazz.

Drifters - The Drifters Box: Rockin' & Driftin' (1996) [3CD Box Set]

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Drifters - The Drifters Box: Rockin' & Driftin' (1996) [3CD Box Set]

Drifters - The Drifters Box: Rockin' & Driftin' (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino Records, R2 72417 | ~ 1001 or 513 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 213 Mb
R&B, Doo Wop

This triple-disc 79-song compilation looks pretty impressive, and in some ways it is, representing most of the best work of each incarnation of the Drifters from 1953 through 1976. There's a lot of classic music here, including all of the big hits and many interesting (even musically glorious) flops and B-sides, but the limitations of three CDs make this less than ideal. Atlantic had already released a pair of two-CD sets, Let the Boogie Woogie Roll: Greatest Hits 1953-58 and All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965, eight years earlier, each of which covers those major periods in question far more generously than does this box – although it must be conceded that the sound on the cuts included on Rockin' & Driftin' is improved over those late-'80s digital transfers, good as they seemed at the time…

Design - Design: 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition (2021)

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Design - Design: 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition (2021)

Design - Design: 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:15:17 | 416 Mb
Genre: Rock Pop / Label: Vacancy Records

Design went on to become the most televised group in the UK in the 1970’s appearing on more than fifty TV shows with major stars such as Morecambe and Wise, Benny Hill, Tommy Cooper and The Two Ronnies. The group released five albums and thirteen singles, toured with Gilbert O’Sullivan and the Hollies, and starred in cabaret and at the London Palladium, before finally disbanding in late 1976.Their first album is now a cult classic and has been described as ‘the Holy Grail of soft rock’. Music critics have hailed its ‘classy mainstream pop numbers with intricate and appealing harmonies and an interesting psychedelic twist’ and ‘flawless massed vocal harmonies.This special 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition released on 19/3/2021 features the original album and twelve previously unreleased bonus tracks, including six alternate takes and demos from the original recording sessions and six new tracks recorded by group members since leaving Design. Also in a 6 page digi pack with a 14 page booklet packed full of rare photos and new interviews with the group. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to rediscover the soaring harmonies of the grand Design.

Tom Lehrer - The Remains of Tom Lehrer (2000) 3CD Box Set

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Tom Lehrer - The Remains of Tom Lehrer (2000) 3CD Box Set

Tom Lehrer - The Remains of Tom Lehrer (2000) 3CD Box Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 888 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 450 Mb | Scans ~ 25 Mb
Label: Warner Archives/Rhino | # R2 79831 | Time: 03:16:02
Genre: Comedy/Spoken, Novelty, Satire, Music Hall

Rhino's three-disc box set The Remains of Tom Lehrer presents 75 tracks from the satirist's four decade career. The first disc concentrates on Lehrer's studio output, including pieces from his 1953 debut Songs by Tom Lehrer and his 1959 album More of Tom Lehrer, as well as a 1996 version of "I Got It from Agnes" and "That's Mathematics," a previously unreleased track from 1993. Disc two gathers his '59 performances at MIT and Harvard, captured on the albums Tom Lehrer Revisited and An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (which offered many of the same selections as their studio predecessors). The third disc is a mix of live and studio tracks, including the material from the album That Was the Year That Was, songs written for PBS's The Electric Company in 1971-72, orchestral versions of songs conducted by Richard Hayman in 1960, and four new songs, including "Selling Out" and "(I'm Spending Hanukkah) In Santa Monica." Song-by-song notes by Lehrer, rare photos, and an essay by Dr. Demento add an extra depth to The Remains of Tom Lehrer making it the ultimate collection of his irreverent social commentary.

VA - American Oldies Best 30 (vinyl rip) (1977) {RCA Japan}

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VA - American Oldies Best 30 (vinyl rip) (1977) {RCA Japan}

VA - American Oldies Best 30 (vinyl rip) (1977) {RCA Japan}
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (no cue or log) | scans | 516 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 205 mb
Genre: pop, oldies, country

American Oldies Best 30 is a 1977 compilation album featuring 30 of some of the best and loved pop music from the era of oldies but goodies music. This was released in Japan by RCA Records.

The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower (2008) 2CDs

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The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower (2008) 2CDs

The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower (2008) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 347 Mb | Scans included | 02:29:34
Traditional Country, Appalachian, Folk, Oldies | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD280

The Carter Family were pioneers of Country music but their influence was far reaching and impacted future performers of other genres such as folk, pop/rock and even Southern gospel. This 2CD set celebrates their early material (1927-1941) and includes Keep On The Sunnyside', 'Wabash Cannonball', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' title track 'Wildwood Flower' plus many more classic tracks.

Count Basie & His Orchestra - The Count Basie Collection 1937-39 (2021)

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Count Basie & His Orchestra - The Count Basie Collection 1937-39 (2021)

Count Basie & His Orchestra - The Count Basie Collection 1937-39 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 03:05:30 | 489 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Acrobat Records

William “Count” Basie was one of the most important, innovative and influential personalities in jazz during the middle decades of the 20th century, both as pianist, composer and bandleader, his music transcending the worlds of small group jazz, big band music, swing and R&B, and with many future stars of the genre coming to prominence playing with his orchestra. Having honed his skills with Bennie Moten’s band in Kansas City, he formed his own orchestra in 1936 after Moten’s death and after a lengthy engagement in Chicago signed to Decca, recording for them until almost the end of the decade. This 63-track 3-CD set comprises his releases for Decca during those years, which laid down a marker as to the talent and style of his bands, and constitute a significant and satisfying body of work. The collection features many of his well-known compositions like “One O’Clock Jump”, “Blue And Sentimental”, Blues In The Dark”, along with some of the classic standards of the era. A number of the tracks feature vocals by the great singers Jimmy Rushing and Helen Humes, and among the predominantly big band recordings are some by Basie with a trio comprising Fred Green, Walter Page and Jo Jones. Among the other musicians in his line-up were Buck Clayton, Lester Young, Harry Edison and Dickie Wells. It’s a substantial, thorough and enlightening overview of this key era of Basie’s career.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Juan-Les-Pins (1964) 2CD Expanded Reissue 2002

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Juan-Les-Pins (1964) 2CD Expanded Reissue 2002

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Juan-Les-Pins (1964) 2CD Expanded Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 496 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 589 656-2 | 02:35:35

Ella recorded some incredible live albums-and this one, taped at a jazz festival on the French Riviera in '64, is among the best. Ella, Tommy Flanagan, Roy Eldridge and the rest of her band thrill the crowd with Hello, Dolly!; Day In, Day Out; The Lady Is a Tramp; Them There Eyes; A-Tisket, A-Tasket; Blues in the Night; Summertime , and 42 more. The first time all the music from both nights has been available; more than half the cuts are unissued!

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis: The Complete Anthology (2015) 6 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis: The Complete Anthology (2015) 6 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis: The Complete Anthology (2015) 6 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 763 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Standarts | Label: Music Brokers | # MBB7220 | Time: 05:33:19

The voices of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are among the most personal and beautiful that the history of music has given us, transcending eras, genres and languages. In this wonderful 6-CD box we can find the legacy of this immortal duet including all their key tracks and also some rarities that connoisseurs will surely appreciate. With remastered sound and beautiful cover art, The Complete Anthology is the definitive album of Ella & Louis, which should be on every music collection.

Various Artists - 50 Greatest Soul (2021)

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Various Artists - 50 Greatest Soul (2021)

Various Artists - 50 Greatest Soul (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:48:16 | 388 / 953 Mb
Genre: Soul, RnB, Pop, Jazz / Label: Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful 50 Greatest Soul singers like Ray Charles, Betty Wright, Curtis Mayfield and many more!

Aretha Franklin - The Glory of Aretha 1980-2014 (2021)

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Aretha Franklin - The Glory of Aretha 1980-2014 (2021)

Aretha Franklin - The Glory of Aretha 1980-2014 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:16:43 | 544 Mb
Genre: Easy Listening, Jazz, Soul, RnB / Label: Arista - Legacy

No matter how one approaches the equation, the combination of the words "voice" and "soul music" always gives the same result : Aretha ! Throughout her early career, the one who was nicknamed Lady Soul kneaded with her unique voice gospel, funk, rhythm'n'blues, jazz and soul, like no other. A voice that grew up alongside those of her sisters at the Detroit church in her pastor father's choir. The legendary John H. Hammond, who discovered the very young Aretha Franklin, signed her to Columbia in the early 1960s, eager to make her a jazz singer. But after a few sessions (anecdotal in terms of the quality of what the coming years will offer…), she spends in Jerry Wexler's Atlantic stable.