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Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | CCM-871, 509995-01984-2-9 | Time: 00:46:08
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop

In 1954, Capitol Records released the 10" LP collection Eight Top Pops, compiling eight songs that had appeared on singles by Nat King Cole during 1952. The first two, "Somewhere Along the Way" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," were the biggest hits, both reaching number eight in Billboard. "Because You're Mine," Cole's cover of the Mario Lanza movie song (done in a far more relaxed style than Lanza's, of course), was also a major hit, reaching number 16. "Faith Can Move Mountains" and "The Ruby and the Pearl" were somewhat less successful, but still lodged in the Top 30, as did the B-sides "Funny (Not Much)" and "I'm Never Satisfied." The only one of the eight songs not to earn a chart placing was "A Weaver of Dreams," the B-side of the single "Wine, Women and Song." In 1963, Capitol expanded Eight Top Pops into the 12" LP Top Pops by adding two tracks at the end of either side of the original release. These four songs all came from an EP recorded by Cole in 1954, on which he covered hits by other performers, including Doris Day's "If I Give My Heart to You," the De Castro Singers' "Teach Me Tonight," and Perry Como's "Papa Loves Mambo".

Nat King Cole - Unforgettable: Songs by Nat King Cole (1954) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Unforgettable: Songs by Nat King Cole (1954) Expanded Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Unforgettable: Songs by Nat King Cole (1954) Expanded Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM-874 | Time: 00:48:21

Emerging as a great pop vocal stylist in 1954, Nat King Cole enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums thereon, but Unforgettable is perhaps the singer at his early peak. With romance as the watchword, Cole slides through some of his most familiar ballads, include the title selection, "Portrait of Jennie," "Mona Lisa," and "I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons)." There are quite a few lesser known, but attractive songs, plus a small handful of standards ("What'll I Do?" is a keeper) that round out this interesting collection. The very artistic, near surreal three-dimensional white, charcoal black, and royal blue-hued front cover may be the best part of this reissue, as it reflects a time period defined by its simplicity and yet its increasingly technological, superimposed modernity.

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

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Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 519 824-2 | 00:50:00

Astrud Gilberto's entry in the nicely appointed Verve Jazz Masters compilation series shows exactly why the Brazilian singer is deserving of such an accolade. In her '60s heyday, Gilberto was often derided by jazz purists for her vibrato-less "desafinado" (deliberately slightly off-pitch) singing style and deadpan, childlike voice. But the diminutive bossa nova star has since been a huge influence on dozens of jazz and pop singers. VERVE JAZZ MASTERS is less of a greatest hits package than it is a smartly balanced retrospective of many of Gilberto's best performances. Her biggest hits, "Call Me" and "Summer Samba," are not included, and her signature tune, "The Girl From Ipanema," is only represented by a live take from a 1964 Carnegie Hall concert. The collection places equal emphasis on Gilberto's bossa nova-style interpretations of jazz standards and on her signature Portuguese-language sambas.

Emma Shapplin - Macadam Flower (2009) {Phantom/Sony Music Entertainment}

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Emma Shapplin - Macadam Flower (2009) {Phantom/Sony Music Entertainment}

Emma Shapplin - Macadam Flower (2009) {Phantom/Sony Music Entertainment}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 257 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 87 mb
Genre: vocal pop, contemporary classical

Macadam Flower is the 2009 album by Emma Shapplin. This was released on Phantom via Sony Music Entertainment.

Quincy Jones - The Cinema Of Quincy Jones (2016) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Quincy Jones - The Cinema Of Quincy Jones (2016) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Quincy Jones - The Cinema Of Quincy Jones (2016) 6CD Box Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 882 Mb | Scans ~ 159 Mb
Label: Decca (Écoutez Le Cinéma! Series) | # 537 329-6 | Time: 06:25:03
Soundtracks, Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Vocal Pop, R&B, Easy Listening

A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, Jones had already had a decade under his belt as one of the hippest arrangers, leaders, and composers in jazz – and the film business really respected those talents, and allowed Quincy to bring some really fresh styles into play – modes that really opened up the vibe of American cinema, and also paved the way for the funky styles of the 70s! As that decade approached, Jones left behind the cinema to take on some more higher-profile records of his own – but all the charms of those great albums can be found here at their roots – in this stunning collection of soundtrack material, some of which has never been on CD. The package is way more than just a sampler – and includes an album's worth of material from the films The Pawnbroker, Slender Thread, Mirage, The Deadly Affair, In The Heat Of The Night, In Cold Blood, Walk Don't Run, The Italian Job, Lost Man, and John & Mary – plus two versions of the love theme from The Getaway, and a bonus CD with 18 tracks – titled Q's highlights, and featuring tracks from his Mercury records – plus more by Billy Preston, Arthur Prysock, Bill Cosby, Shirley Horn, Letta Mbulu, Toots Thielemans, and others. Even features the "Sanford & Son" and "Ironside" themes!

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - That's What Friends Are For (1978) [1997, Reissue]

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Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - That's What Friends Are For (1978) [1997, Reissue]

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - That's What Friends Are For (1978) [1997, Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Vocal Pop, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 32:51 | 212,23 Mb
Label: Columbia Records (Austria) | Cat.# 487951 2 | Released: 1997-09-05 (1978-06-27)

"That's What Friends Are For" is an album by American singers Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams that was released in 1978 by Columbia Records. The project was a continuation of the pairing of the artists that began on his previous LP, "You Light Up My Life", which included "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late", the duet that was on its way to #1 on three different charts in Billboard magazine as the recording sessions for this album got underway. On July 20 1978, "That's What Friends Are For" received Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 copies in the United States, and it debuted on Billboard's list of America's Top LP's & Tapes shortly thereafter, in the issue dated July 29, for the start of a 16-week chart run that took the album to #19. That same issue also marked its debut on the magazine's Black Albums chart, where it remained for 11 weeks and peaked at #14.

Sarah Brightman - The Very Best Of 1990-2000 (2001) [Re-Up]

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Sarah Brightman - The Very Best Of 1990-2000 (2001) [Re-Up]

Sarah Brightman - The Very Best Of 1990-2000 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 395 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Vocal Pop, Classical Crossover | Label: EastWest | # 8573 88362-2 | Time: 01:03:12

2001 compilation released to complete the New Age/Operatic diva's deal with EastWest overseas. It's packed with 16 outstanding tracks from her successful 10 years on the label, including all of her biggest and best singles, along with a previously unreleased version of 'The Last Words You Said' with Richard Marx guesting from her landmark 1998 crossover album Eden. From 'Time To Say Goodbye' to 'Captain Nemo' to 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', you'll find all of the sultry soprano's greatest songs on this disc.

Jon Lucien - I Am Now (1970) Expanded Remastered 2011

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Jon Lucien - I Am Now  (1970) Expanded Remastered 2011

Jon Lucien - I Am Now (1970) Expanded Remastered 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:40:17
Smooth Soul, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Bossa Nova | Label: Big Break | # CDBBR 0029

I Am Now is the album that introduced the late West Indies singer, songwriter, guitarist, and arranger Jon Lucien to American audiences. Issued by RCA in 1970, Lucien's meld of flawlessly executed jazz, pop, and theatrical song remains highly original and sophisticated. The material on I Am Now is unlike anything else in his catalog. Of the 11 songs here, only "Find Yourself a Lover" was penned by Lucien. With its swirling strings, bossa guitars, smooth soul vocals, and lithe Caribbean rhythms, the song was a precursor to the kind of genre blending that is so prevalent in the 21st century.

Julie London - The Essential Recordings [2CD] (2016)

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Julie London - The Essential Recordings [2CD] (2016)

Julie London - The Essential Recordings [2CD] (2016)
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:46:21 | 586,50 Mb
Label: The Primo Collection (EU) | Cat.# PRMCD6198 | Released: 2016-07-29

This collection celebrates the early recordings of Julie London, a much underrated singer, but one who will always be remembered for the wonderful 'Cry Me A River'. These 40 tracks highlight her unique smoky, subtle, sultry vocal style.

Richard Harris - A Tramp Shining (1968) CD Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

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Richard Harris - A Tramp Shining (1968) CD Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

Richard Harris - A Tramp Shining (1968) CD Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 193 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included
AM Pop, Vocal Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: MCA | # MCAD-10780 | Time: 00:31:54

A Tramp Shining is the debut album of Richard Harris, released in 1968 by Dunhill Records. The album was written, arranged, and produced by singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb. Although Harris sang several numbers on the soundtrack album to the film musical Camelot the previous year, A Tramp Shining was Harris' first solo album. "MacArthur Park" was one of the biggest singles of that year, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The album as a whole was also highly successful, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Album of the Year" in 1969.

Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (1973) 2 CD, Japanese Remastered Reissue 1997

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Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (1973) 2 CD, Japanese Remastered Reissue 1997

Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (1973) 2 CD, Japanese Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 758 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Scans ~ 38 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Standarts | Label: Sony Records | # SRCS 9211-2 | Time: 02:22:09

This two-CD set (a reissue of an earlier two-LP set plus six previously unreleased numbers) brings back a memorable Carnegie Hall concert that both features and pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The great singer is joined on a few numbers by a Chick Webb reunion band that has a few of the original members (plus an uncredited Panama Francis on drums). Although the musicians do not get much solo space (why wasn't trumpeter Taft Jordan featured?), the music is pleasing. Fitzgerald performs three exquisite duets with pianist Ellis Larkins and then sits out while the Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars romp on a few jams and a ballad medley. Trumpeter Roy Eldridge's emotional flights take honors, although tenorman Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and trombonist Al Grey are also in good form. Fitzgerald comes out for the second half of the show and sings 14 numbers with guitarist Joe Pass (including a pair of tender duets) and the Tommy Flanagan trio.

Edith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set

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Edith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set

Édith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.13 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.61 Gb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
French Chanson, Cabaret, Vocal Pop | Label: EMI France | # 4790 642 | Time: 11:36:26

211 tracks, with all her most popular songs ( La Vie en Rose; Milord; Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, etc.), all CDs have picture sleeves and when the images on the spines are arranged together they form a picture of Edith + 84-page booklet in english and french, housed in maroon & gold picture box.

Vikki Carr - The Best Of The Liberty Years (1989) [Re-Up]

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Vikki Carr - The Best Of The Liberty Years (1989) [Re-Up]

Vikki Carr - The Best Of The Liberty Years (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Scans included
Label: Liberty/EMI | # CDP 7 92071 2 | Time: 00:49:41
Vocal Pop, Traditional Pop, Latin Pop

This 1989 compilation was produced by the late Alan Dell a man of great taste in all things musical. He often played Vikki Carr on his BBC radio shows ad as part of his EMI compilation series focused on many top flight vocalists and this certainly applies to the legendary Miss Vikki Carr.

Matt Monro - For The Present (1973) + The Other Side Of The Stars (1975) [2LP on 1CD, 2004]

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Matt Monro - For The Present (1973) + The Other Side Of The Stars (1975) [2LP on 1CD, 2004]

Matt Monro - For The Present (1973) + The Other Side Of The Stars (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 473 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb
Label: EMI | # 7243 5 97176 2 3 | Time: 01:15:05 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts, Easy Listening

Matt Monro was a regular feature of the British singles charts between 1960 and 1965, after which he had only one other UK hit (And you smiled, a top thirty entry in 1973, not released on an original album, only on compilations). Despite the lack of hits, Matt's music remained popular with adult audiences. So there are none of Matt's own hits on the two albums presented here, but you'll find plenty of familiar (and not-so-familiar) songs via Matt's covers of pop songs from the sixties and early seventies, as well as older songs from the Great American Songbook.

Salena Jones - Ballad with Luv (1980) [2010, Reissue] {K2 HD 24-Bit/100kHz Mastering}

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Salena Jones - Ballad with Luv (1980) [2010, Reissue] {K2 HD 24-Bit/100kHz Mastering}

Salena Jones - Ballad with Luv (1980) [2010, Reissue] {K2 HD 24-Bit/100kHz Mastering}
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Vocal Pop, Ballad | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:08:14 | 268,21 Mb
Label: JVC/Lim (USA) | Cat.# LIM K2HD 042 | Released: 2010-03-16 (1980)

Since winning a talent contest at the Apollo Theater in 1949 Salena Jones has recorded and released over 40 albums. As with every album Salena records she pours her heart and soul into each recording making every one a memorable experience. "Ballad With Luv" is the same and does not disappoint the listener. Containing 10 of her favorite interpretations of such well know songs including "I Can See Clearly Now", "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "You Light Up My Life" this record is a pleasure to listen to. Mastered by First Impression Music using JVC's impressive K2HD format it creates an unbelievable sound surpassing other formats.