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Rod Stewart With Jools Holland - Swing Fever (2024)

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Rod Stewart With Jools Holland - Swing Fever (2024)

Rod Stewart With Jools Holland - Swing Fever (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 364 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 159 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Warner Records #5054197801686

Rod Stewart has teamed with Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for Swing Fever, a 13-track salute to the timeless songs of the big band years. The album arrived February 23, 2024, via Warner Records. On Dec. 5, 2023, the day of the announcement, the stars surprised commuters at London’s St. Pancras rail station by performing the first single, “Almost Like Being In Love.” For the first time, Britain’s new partners in swing have united to share their peerless dexterity on a tribute to truly great songs such as “Ain’t Misbehavin,”“Frankie And Johnny,” “Sentimental Journey” and “Lullaby of Broadway,” recorded at Holland’s own studio in Greenwich, London.

Caro Emerald - Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor [HitFM Edition] (2010) {2012, Remastered}

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Caro Emerald - Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor [HitFM Edition] (2010) {2012, Remastered}

Caro Emerald - Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor [HitFM Edition] (2010) {2012, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 367 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Covers Included | 00:50:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Electro Swing, Pop | Chinese Dragon Music #ESCE-012-02-2012

Caro Emerald came out of nowhere in 2009 with the summertime hit "Back It Up," a catchy jazz-pop song with a dance beat. The follow-up single, "A Night Like This," was an even bigger hit, topping the Dutch charts. By the time Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor came around, Emerald was well established as one of the most exciting new artists to emerge from the Netherlands in some time, and her full-length album debut was eagerly awaited. It includes the smash hit singles "Back It Up" and "A Night Like This," both written by Vincent de Giorgio, David Schreurs, and Jan van Wieringen. The latter two Dutchmen are Emerald's producers.

Nat King Cole - The Classic Singles (Remastered) (2003)

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Nat King Cole - The Classic Singles (Remastered) (2003)

Nat King Cole - The Classic Singles (Remastered) (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 670 MB
4:51:32 | Full Scans Included | Vocal, Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Jump Blues | Label: Capitol Records

If you add up all the songs Nat King Cole placed in the various Billboard singles charts – including not only the pop and R&B charts, but also the adult contemporary and even country ones, as well as the lists of discs "bubbling under" the main pop chart – the total comes to a remarkable 123, and that's not including the many repeat appearances of "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)." The entries begin with "That Ain't Right," the King Cole Trio recording that entered the "Harlem Hit Parade" in the fall of 1942, and end with "Let Me Tell You, Babe," which dropped off the easy listening chart in the summer of 1966 more than two years after Cole's death; they range in popularity from "Straighten Up and Fly Right," which topped the black chart for ten weeks and the country chart for six while also placing in the pop Top Ten in 1944, to "Cappuccina," which spent one week bubbling under the pop chart at number 115 in 1961.

Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007
Gordon Jenkins conducts First Church Of Deliverance Choir

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice/EMI | # CCM-868, 509995-01997-2-3 | Time: 00:42:13
Gospel, Spiritual, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz

Every Time I Feel the Spirit is a 1959 studio album by Nat King Cole, of spirituals, arranged by Gordon Jenkins. Cole is accompanied by the First Church of Deliverance Choir of Chicago, Illinois. The album was re-issued by Capitol Records in 1966 under the new title, Nat King Cole Sings Hymns and Spirituals. Several bonus tracks, recorded between 1951 and 1961 and arranged by Nelson Riddle and others, were added to later CD re-issues.

VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)

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VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)

VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:04
Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Hear Music | # 314520769-2

A Collection Of Jazz Classics. 13 Tracks. Billie Holiday, Jimmy Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, Mose Allison, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oscar Peterson Trio, Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster.

Lester Young - Four Classic Albums (Second Set) (2020)

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Lester Young - Four Classic Albums (Second Set) (2020)

Lester Young - Four Classic Albums (Second Set) (Count Basie Kansas City Seven & Lester Young Quartet / Blue Lester / The Jazz Giants 56 / Count Basie At Newport) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 661 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 321 Mb | 02:20:03
Jazz, Swing | Label: AVID Jazz

AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic Album series with a re-mastered 2CD second release from Lester Young. This time we have included not only a couple of classic Count Basie titles which heavily feature “Pres” at his absolute prime, but also the formidable classic “The Jazz Giants”.

John Pizzarelli - Let There Be Love (2000)

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John Pizzarelli - Let There Be Love (2000)

John Pizzarelli - Let There Be Love (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 324 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 192 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standards | Telarc Jazz #CD-83518

In order to fully appreciate a John Pizzarelli listening experience, the following accoutrements are recommended: candles, rose petals, and a bit of bubbly. Because a night of romance is what's to be expected when one of the contemporary jazzman's discs is playing in your living room or boudoir. Pizzarelli's music is renowned for capturing all of the little nuances of love in confections that are light, breezy, and finger-snapping smooth. The singer/guitarist is one of the early 21st century's more notable jazz interpreters of the younger generation, and he has thus far devoted his career to presenting the classics in his own compositions on his albums. On his second Telarc release, Let There Be Love, Pizzarelli pulls back his arrow again and shoots out a 15-song tribute to romance – from its endearingly awkward beginnings to steadying middle to the enduring golden years.

Paul Anka - Rock Swings (2005)

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Paul Anka - Rock Swings (2005)

Paul Anka - Rock Swings (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 400 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Pop | Verve Records / Universal Music #602498826003

Having written a fair number of them, Paul Anka recognizes a contemporary standard when he hears one, even if it doesn't conform to the historical model as it's existed from the days of Tin Pan Alley to Broadway. And so his songbook of chestnuts plucked from the '80s and '90s rock canon, Rock Swings, fares much better than its closest contemporary, Pat Boone's novelty In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. First of all, there's the material – a compelling selection of standards that reveals a close inspection and an inspired reimagining of the pop and alternative artists of the period (perhaps not by Anka himself).

New York Voices - A Day Like This (2007)

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New York Voices - A Day Like This (2007)

New York Voices - A Day Like This (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 01:04:07
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Harmony, Standards, Swing | Label: MCG Jazz | # MCGJ1031

With ensemble vocal jazz, the danger is always that tight and complex harmony writing will come across as too smooth and too sweet – for some reason, chords that sound sharp and bracing when distributed among reed instruments can sound cloying and overly slick when sung by human voices. The vocal/instrumental quartet New York Voices don't avoid that trap entirely on their latest album (and their first as an ensemble in seven years), but they continue to demonstrate their mastery of the genre with a solid program of new and old songs and innovative arrangements. Their take on "Darn That Dream" is startlingly new (and features a fine bass clarinet solo by Bob Mintzer), and the lyrics that group members added to John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" work very nicely. Not everyone will agree that the world needed a vocal jazz version of Laura Nyro's "Stoned Soul Picnic," but the New York Voices' version is really lots of fun and is sure to bring a nostalgic tear to more than one baby-boomer eye. Apart from a couple of saccharine moments on "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," A Day Like This is a pleasure from start to finish. Recommended.

Billie Holiday - INTEGRAL BILLIE HOLIDAY 1946 - 1959 (2024)

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Billie Holiday - INTEGRAL BILLIE HOLIDAY 1946 - 1959 (2024)

Billie Holiday - INTEGRAL BILLIE HOLIDAY 1946 - 1959 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 725 MB
5:03:47 | Jazz, Vocal, Swing | Label: Diggers Factory

The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop, ripping the decades-long tradition of song plugging in two by refusing to compromise her artistry for either the song or the band. She made clear her debts to Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong (in her autobiography she admitted, "I always wanted Bessie's big sound and Pops' feeling"), but in truth her style was virtually her own, quite a shock in an age of interchangeable crooners and band singers.

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

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

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis: The Complete Anthology (2015) 6 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.5 Gb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Standards | 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.

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

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Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 682 Mb | Scans included | 04:54:06
West Coast Jazz, Modern Big Band, Bop, Cool, Swing | Label: Enlightenment | # EN4CD9011

The music made by Quincy Jones during the second half 1950s was a stunning example of contemporary jazz during that pivotal decade for the form. Listening back today to these groundbreaking records delightfully illustrate how the dynamic musician, performer, composer and arranger first introduced his extraordinary skills to the world. After spending the first half of the decade working for other musicians, including a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for renowned artists such as Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, and his close friend Ray Charles, Jones soon decided it was time for him to take the lead. The first album release to feature Quincy as a named artist was the 1955 release on Mercury Records 'Jazz Abroad' on which he featured alongside jazz drummer Roy Haynes. Next up was, 'That's How I feel About Jazz' featuring an all star cast including Art Farmer, Lucky Johnson & Phil Woods - following which he would record and release a further six albums before the end of the 1950s, all for Mercury. Quincy Jones first eight albums, all released during this period, are featured on this 4CD set in their entirety, in glorious re-mastered sound, making this package the most complete Quincy Jones 1950s collection available today.

Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set

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Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set

Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.64 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 718 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb | 05:10:41
Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Jazz, Big Band, Soul, Funk, Gospel | Label: Wagram | # 3299892

Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country. Then there was his singing; his style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer, up there with the likes of Elvis and Billie Holiday. He was also a superb keyboard player, arranger, and bandleader. The brilliance of his 1950s and '60s work, however, can't obscure the fact that he made few classic tracks after the mid-'60s, though he recorded often and performed until the year before his death.

Metropolitan Jazz Octet & Dee Alexander - It's Too Hot for Words: Celebrating Billie Holiday (2019)

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Metropolitan Jazz Octet & Dee Alexander - It's Too Hot for Words: Celebrating Billie Holiday (2019)

Metropolitan Jazz Octet & Dee Alexander - It's Too Hot for Words: Celebrating Billie Holiday (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 272 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 Mb | Covers included | 00:50:02
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Delmark Records

'Too Hot For Words' blends the tight-knit swing of the Metropolitan Jazz Octet with the unerring musicianship of Dee Alexander to mark the 60th anniversary of Billie Holiday's departure from the planet, mixing Holiday classics with some of Lady Day's lesser- known repertoire. The arrangements sparkle, and Alexander shines as bright as ever. But at no point does she attempt to mimic Holiday. (What would be the point of that)? And the arrangements don't try to imitate the little 'orchestras' that accompanied Holiday's greatest recordings. (No point in that either.) These new settings respect the songs, but reframe them for our era. The album becomes a sort of telescoping time capsule: sterling musicians of the 21st century, building upon an octet sound crafted 50 years earlier, revitalizing songs that Holiday began recording in the 1930s.

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)

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Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Vocal Pop | Label: eOne | # EOM-CD-5157 | Time: 00:57:19

Widely regarded as one of Canada's best jazz singers, Russian-born, Toronto-based vocalist Sophie Milman changes tact slightly for her fourth studio album, In the Moonlight. The twinkling piano chords, shuffling, brushed stroke rhythms, and gentle brass instrumentation which defined her previous output are still very much in evidence, but having traveled to New York to record with producer Matt Pierson (Jane Monheit, Michael Franks), the Juno Award winner has capitalized on the opportunity to expand her sound by inviting a string ensemble on board for the first time in her career. However, avoiding the temptation to smother the timeless, smoky, jazz bar arrangements in layers of bombastic layers of strings, the pair only use their newly recruited musicians sparingly and when needed, with only the Duke Ellington standards "Prelude to a Kiss" and "Day Dream," and the Umbrellas of Cherbourg number "Watch What Happens" offering anything more than the occasional orchestral flourish.