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The Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1958) + The Freshman Year (1961) [2LP in 1CD, 1999]

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The Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1958) + The Freshman Year (1961) [2LP in 1CD, 1999]

The Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1958) + The Freshman Year (1961) [2LP in 1CD, 1999]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM095-2 | Time: 01:08:00
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Harmony Vocal Group

In 1999, Collectors' Choice released Voices in Latin/The Freshman Year, which contained two complete albums – Voices in Latin (1958, originally released on Capitol) and The Freshman Year (1961, originally released on Capitol) – by the Four Freshmen on one compact disc.

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD) [Re-Up]

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 644 Mb | Scans ~ 732 Mb
Genre: R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Soul-Blues | Time: 04:41:11

Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.'s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The British press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alcohol, and tragic end, but fans and critics alike embraced her rugged charm, brash sense of humor, and distinctively soulful and jazzy vocals. Her platinum-selling breakthrough album, Frank (2003), elicited comparisons ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Macy Gray and Lauryn Hill. Interestingly enough, despite her strong accent and vernacular, one can often hear aspects of each of those singers' vocal repertoires in Winehouse's own voice. Nonetheless, her allure had always been her songwriting – almost always deeply personal but best known for its profanity and brutal candor.

Madeleine Peyroux - Half The Perfect World (2006) [Re-Up]

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Madeleine Peyroux - Half The Perfect World (2006) [Re-Up]

Madeleine Peyroux - Half The Perfect World (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Label: Rounder/Emarcy | # 0602517032798 | Time: 00:49:02
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts

Smokey-voiced chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux's third CD is a lovely collection of after-hours ruminations and should confirm her rise to fame. Credit producer Larry Klein for doing a bang-up job with the album's sound: the elegant, pared-down arrangements are all brushed drums, acoustic guitars, and cool organ licks. But of course it's Peyroux's voice that brings it all home–preferably one where the shades are drawn, embers are smoldering in the fireplace, and the white wine is kept dry. Two-thirds of the songs are well-chosen covers, including a duet with k.d. lang on Joni Mitchell's "River"; a relaxed version of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'," from Midnight Cowboy; a delicately lilting samba take on Leonard Cohen and Anjani Thomas's title track; Serge Gainsbourg's "La Javanaise," performed in the original French; and Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," from Modern Times. The four originals, all coauthored by Peyroux, easily keep up with such august company, especially "I'm All Right"–written with Klein and Walter Becker, it captures the easy sophistication of Becker's regular band, Steely Dan. Fans of Norah Jones (whose collaborator Jesse Harris cowrote three of the songs) should gobble up this album, but Peyroux is no mere imitator: She's her own, very real thing.

Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet And Lovely: The Best Of Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1996)

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Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet And Lovely: The Best Of Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1996)

Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet And Lovely:
The Best Of Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1996)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Scans ~ 74 Mb
Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5592 | Time: 00:46:11
Brill Building Pop, Vocal Pop, Early Pop/Rock

Seventeen-track anthology focuses mostly on their popular 1963-66 recordings, including "Deep Purple," "Whispering," "Stardust," "All Strung Out," several lower-charting items, and some LP tracks. They milked the "Deep Purple" formula too many times, but this is enjoyably frothy pop, and "All Strung Out" is a genuinely soulful, accurate approximation of Phil Spector's work with the Righteous Brothers. The disc also includes Stevens's 1959 solo single "Teach Me Tiger," a bizarre cover of "I Love How You Love Me" (with battling bagpipes and fuzzy guitars), and one undistinguished track each from 1985 and 1996.

Linda Eder - And So Much More (1994)

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Linda Eder - And So Much More (1994)

Linda Eder - And So Much More (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 292.49 Mb | 52:25 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Country: USA | Label: Angel Records - CDC 0777 7 54856 2 2

Linda Eder's second album was in effect a follow-up to the 1992 studio cast album of composer Frank Wildhorn's The Scarlet Pimpernel, even repeating a track, "I'll Forget You," from that release. Wildhorn co-produced And So Much More with the singer and wrote or co-wrote eight of its 13 tracks. Eder and Wildhorn conceived of her as a personality singer in the tradition of Barbra Streisand (her vocal timbre inescapably recalled Streisand, but so did her phrasing, which meant the similarity was intended), and the songs tended to be lush, dramatic ballads that gave her plenty of opportunity to emote. For a change of pace, Wildhorn threw in a couple of neo-swing exercises.

Linda Eder - It's Time (1997)

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Linda Eder - It's Time (1997)

Linda Eder - It's Time (1997)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 381.86 Mb | 01:06:39 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Country: USA | Label: Atlantic - 82977-2

Linda Eder's third album demonstrated her growth as a singer; for the first time on one of her records, you could listen through whole songs without being reminded of Barbra Streisand. She remained largely dependent for her material on composer Frank Wildhorn, but at least on this occasion, for the most part, Wildhorn worked on a consistent set of songs with the same lyricist, Jack Murphy; they came up with a varied collection not dominated by generic romantic ballads, though there were a few, especially toward the end. (There were also Wildhorn songs from his musicals Jekyll and Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Civil War.)

John Gary - The Very Best of John Gary (1997)

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John Gary - The Very Best of John Gary (1997)

John Gary - The Very Best of John Gary (1997)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 286.80 Mb | 57:47 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Country: USA | Label: RCA - 66998-2

The best of crooner John Gary is collected on this 20-cut anthology, which runs the gamut from show tunes to romantic ballads and country favorites over the course of songs including "My Foolish Heart," "Once Upon a Time" and "If Ever I Would Leave You." ~ AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny

Vince Hill - Legacy: My Hits & Rarities 1965-1974 (2017)

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Vince Hill - Legacy: My Hits & Rarities 1965-1974 (2017)

Vince Hill - Legacy: My Hits & Rarities 1965-1974 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 447 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb | 01:16:48
Vocal Pop, Easy Listening, Ballad, Soft Rock | Label: Vince Hill | # VINCO 01

Celebrating Vince Hill's 55th Anniversary as a solo singer, the Coventry born singer/songwriter has released over 300 recordings since he began this career and sold in excess of 10 million records in the UK alone. This all-new compilation contains Vince's complete Warner Music-owned Greatest Hits including his 1967 million selling single "Edelweiss" and Top 15 hits "Take Me To Your Heart Again (La Vie En Rose)" and "Look Around (And You'll Find Me There)" alongside highlights from other rare A&B side singles and original studio albums of the time. Also featured are the original film soundtrack songs Vince recorded for motion pictures 'The Railway Children', 'Cast A Giant Shadow' and 'The Long Duel'. All of the recordings have been Digitally Re-mastered from the Original Analogue Master Tapes. The CD album also includes an 8-page booklet with personal message from Vince Hill and detailed track information.

Janet Dacal - My Standards (2020)

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Janet Dacal - My Standards (2020)

Janet Dacal - My Standards (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 225.23 Mb | 35:58 | Cover
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Country: USA | Label: Ghostlight Records

Broadway star Janet Dacal is releasing her debut solo album My Standards in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, February 7. It will be released on CD on Friday, February 14. A collection of Dacal's favorite standards with a Cuban-American flair, the album features special guests vocalists Olivia C. Dacal and Javier Muñoz. A veteran of Broadway's In the Heights and Wonderland, Dacal is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" The Band's Visit. My Standards was produced by Alberto Salas and Janet Dacal, with Carlos Josè Alvarez serving as principle arranger. Alberto Salas is the Music Director for the 13 piece band.

Raphael Gualazzi - Ho un piano (2020)

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Raphael Gualazzi - Ho un piano (2020)

Raphael Gualazzi - Ho un piano (2020)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 92.51 Mb | 00:39:53 | Cover
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Country: Italy | Label: Sugarmusic

Raphael Gualazzi was born in Urbino. After studying pianoforte at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro, where he focussed on classical composers, he extended his musical research to include Jazz, Blues and Fusion, collaborating with qualified artists and becoming known for his unique vocal and instrumental qualities.

John Gary - John Gary Sings Cole Porter (1994)

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John Gary - John Gary Sings Cole Porter (1994)

John Gary - John Gary Sings Cole Porter (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 302.94 Mb + 17.80 Mb (Scans) | 56:27
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Country: USA | Label: Audiophile Records - ACD-274

This new recording for George Buck's Audiophile label features John backed by the Bill Keck Ensemble on 16 Porter classics: Night and Day; Just One of Those Things; Begin the Beguine , and more.

Demis Roussos - The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Demis Roussos (1999)

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Demis Roussos - The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Demis Roussos (1999)

Demis Roussos - The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Demis Roussos (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 418 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Pop, Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury | # 545 393-2 | 00:58:21

It was the years 1975/76 that the 'Roussos phenomenon' spread across Europe continent wide hits, many included on this CD, followed 'Happy to be on an island in the sun', 'Forever and ever' and 'When forever has gone'. Roussos brought a touch of Aegean sophistication into the bleakest life. With this phase on intense succes over, Roussos continues to record to this day. He has released over 15 albums embracing a wide range of styles – some with vangelis, some in italian, french and english, all attracting much attention from his devoted fan base.

Dalida - Les Annees Orlando, Versions Originales 1970-1997 (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Dalida - Les Annees Orlando, Versions Originales 1970-1997 (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Dalida - Les Années Orlando, Versions Originales 1970-1997 (1997) 2CDs
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 861 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 316 Mb | Scans included | 02:11:48
French Pop, Vocal Pop, Chanson, Disco | Label: Barclay/Orlando | # 537 264-2

Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti, better known as Dalida (Arabic: داليدا‎‎), was an Italian then French singer and actress who was born in Egypt. She performed and recorded in more than ten languages, including Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, French, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish. She spent most of her career in France and acquired French citizenship in 1961 upon marriage, while maintaining her original Italian one. Twice honoured with the Oscar mondial du succès du disque (the "World Oscar of Recording Success"), she is the only European singer to have won this award more than once. Dalida ranks among the 7 biggest singers of all time. Her 30-year career began in 1956 and ended with her last album in 1986, half a year before her death, while continuing to hold concerts until her last days. Her suicide led to an iconic image as a tragic diva and renowned singer. She received more than 70 gold records and was the first singer to receive platinum and diamond discs. She sold more than 170 million albums worldwide.

Lisa Stansfield - The Complete Collection 1989-2003 (2003) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Lisa Stansfield - The Complete Collection 1989-2003 (2003) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Lisa Stansfield - The Complete Collection 1989-2003 (2003) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1 Gb | Scans ~ 117 Mb | Time: 07:25:13
Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, R&B, Urban, Soul, Funk | Label: Arista/BMG | # 82876 52431 2

Complete Collection is a six-disc, U.K.-only set celebrating the breadth and depth of Lisa Stansfield's extensive and impressive career. It includes her five studio albums – Affection; Real Love; So Natural; Lisa Stansfield; and Face Up – as well as an exclusive sixth disc, with recordings from a 1992 Wembley date, club mixes (including a great Massive Attack version of "Live Together"), B-sides, and three songs from Stansfield's Blue Zone days. Not enough? Each studio album is augmented with at least two bonus tracks. Complete Collection is definitely the most comprehensive Lisa Stansfield retrospective; it borders on overkill. But since it's only available in the U.K. – and is also quite pricey – the single-disc Biography is perfectly acceptable for the casual Stansfield fan.

Peter Cincotti - Studio Albums Collection 2003-2012 (4CD) [Re-Up]

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Peter Cincotti - Studio Albums Collection 2003-2012 (4CD) [Re-Up]

Peter Cincotti - Studio Albums Collection 2003-2012 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 484 Mb | Scans ~ 303 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Jazz Pop, Pop/Rock | Time: 03:31:08

Singer/songwriter Peter Cincotti is jazz-influenced pianist and vocalist with a bent toward adult-alternative pop and '70s-influenced rock. Collection includes: 'Peter Cincotti' (2003); 'On The Moon' (2004); 'East Of Angel Town' (2007); 'Metropolis' (2012).