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The Anita Kerr Orchestra & Singers - The Five Classic Warner Brothers Albums 1966-68 (2016) 5CD Box Set

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The Anita Kerr Orchestra & Singers - The Five Classic Warner Brothers Albums 1966-68 (2016) 5CD Box Set

The Anita Kerr Orchestra & Singers - The Five Classic Warner Brothers Albums 1966-68
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 421 Mb | Scans included
Label: Cherry Red | # WACME322BOX | Time: 02:55:54
Easy Listening, Jazz-Pop, Instrumental Pop, Mood Music, Country Pop

Having made an enormous contribution to the establishment of the Nashville Sound and the modernisation of country music, Anita Kerr felt the need to expand her artistic horizons and in 1965, made the move from Nashville to Hollywood. She wanted to work with different people, to get her own songs recorded, to play jazz, to conduct an orchestra, to take on more ambitious and more varied projects musically, and to form a vocal group which, rather than be confined to studio sessions, might also appear in club and concert settings. Her arrival on the West Coast was well timed. She had just fought off The Beatles to win a Grammy for the album We Dig Mancini and she was quickly able to assemble a stellar Anita Kerr Singers (B.J Baker: alto, Gene Merlino: tenor; Bob Tebow: bass, with Anita herself as soprano and soloist) and secure a contract more tailored to her needs with Warner Brothers. The result over the next two years, were these five superbly fashioned albums.

Various Artists - Motown Unreleased 1967 (2017)

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Various Artists - Motown Unreleased 1967 (2017)

Various Artists - Motown Unreleased 1967 (2017)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop/Rock | WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front Cover | 04:24:41 | 1,3 Gb
Label: Motown/UNI | Released: 2017-12-29 (Rec. 1967)

The vaults at Hitsville U.S.A. continue to surrender their secrets. Motown Unreleased 1967 is a new digital offering from Universal Music, with 89 tracks by many of the record company’s major stars, including the Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Temptations, Jr. Walker & the All Stars and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas. In addition, the package has previously-unavailable tracks by less-renowned acts who are, nonetheless, revered by Motown fans everywhere, such as Brenda Holloway, Chris Clark, the Marvelettes and the Velvelettes. Marvin Gaye is also strongly represented on Motown Unreleased 1967, which is available now on digital services worldwide.

Engelbert Humperdinck - We Made It Happen (1970) & Sweetheart (1971) [2009, Remastered Reissue]

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Engelbert Humperdinck - We Made It Happen (1970) & Sweetheart (1971) [2009, Remastered Reissue]

Engelbert Humperdinck - We Made It Happen (1970) & Sweetheart (1971) [2009, Remastered Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Vocal, Ballad, Country | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:10:55 | 473,71 Mb
Label: Vocalion (UK) | Cat.# CDSML 8453 | Released: 2009-08-11 (1970/1971)

This edition of Dutton Vocalion's two-fer series features a pair of LPs by Engelbert Humperdinck: "We Made It Happen" and "Sweetheart", originally issued on Decca in 1970 and 1971. Highlights among the 23 tracks include cover versions of "'My Cherie Amour," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "For the Good Times." Casual listeners should pick up Engelbert Humperdinck Gold on Hip-O/Deram before delving into these recordings.

Dionne Warwicke - Dionne (1972) [2005, 24-bit Digitally Remastered Reissue]

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Dionne Warwicke - Dionne (1972) [2005, 24-bit Digitally Remastered Reissue]

Dionne Warwicke - Dionne (1972) [2005, 24-bit Digitally Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 36:46 | 371,36 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records/Spy Records (USA) | Cat.# SPY 45007-2 | Released: 2005-10-04 (1972)

Dionne Warwick's first album for Warner Bros. in 1971 didn't seem to change much. She was still working with Burt Bacharach and Hal David and still cranking out sophisticated ballads with the trademark orchestrated Bacharach sound. The only thing missing on Dionne is some kind of chart action. "If We Only Have Love" reached only #84 on the single charts, the album itself didn't rise above the mid-'50s. Maybe it was the less-than-enchanting cover art, maybe the buying public were tired of Warwick and her sound. They missed out on half of a really good record with some beautiful songs like "If You Never Say Goodbye," a hip, elevator pop swinger with a swooning chorus, "My First Night Without You," a very soulful ballad with very expressive strings and a brutally honest vocal from Warwick, and "The Balance of Nature," a romantic and dramatic ballad that would be perfect in an Audrey Hepburn movie.

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" (1968) [2CD] [2020, The Ultimate Edition]

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Diana Ross & The Supremes - Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" (1968) [2CD] [2020, The Ultimate Edition]

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" (1968) [2CD] [2020, The Ultimate Edition]
R&B, Pop-Soul, Jazz, Vocal, Stage & Screen | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 02:15:07 | 1,3 Gb
Label: Motown/Real Gone Music (USA) | Cat.# RGM-1112 | Released: 2020-09-25 (1968-08-26)

"Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"" is the 13th studio album released by Diana Ross & the Supremes on the Motown label, released in 1968. Berry Gordy had Diana Ross & the Supremes cover the songs from Barbra Streisand's Broadway musical Funny Girl original cast LP to tie-in with the September release of the feature-film version of the musical, also starring Streisand. The LP was not a success, and, with a Billboard 200 peak of 150, ranks as the lowest-charting of the Diana Ross-led Supremes albums. It was, however, praised by the composer, Jules Styne as one of the finest renditions of his score after the Broadway cast and movie soundtrack albums. Despite the commercial failure, fans celebrated the release, and the group performed a medley on the Ed Sullivan Show . Diana continued to perform "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "My Man" (equally associated with Fanny Brice), at her solo concerts throughout the 1970s.

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology [2CD] (2002)

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology [2CD] (2002)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology [2CD] (2002)
R&B, Soul, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 02:36:38 | 1,08 Gb
Label: Motown/Chronicles (USA) | Cat.# 440 064 481-2 | Released: 2002-09-24

There isn't much of a crucial difference between this and the previous Smokey Robinson & the Miracles collection entitled Anthology, originally issued in 1973 and then on CD with minor variations in 1995. More to the point, perhaps, about 85 percent of the songs on the two-CD set Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology were also on the more plainly titled Anthology, so the differences are kind of cosmetic. Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology has all 28 of their Top 40 hits, so someone looking for the essentials, garnished by a good amount of other material that isn't as familiar, will undoubtedly be satisfied. Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology does have a small but significant edge in the inclusion of the exquisite mid-'60s mid-tempo ballad "Would I Love You," a great 1964 B-side that somehow escaped inclusion on the CD iteration of Anthology.

Andy Williams ‎- Christmas Present (1974) [1990, Reissue]

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Andy Williams ‎- Christmas Present (1974) [1990, Reissue]

Andy Williams ‎- Christmas Present (1974) [1990, Reissue]
Pop, Vocal, Traditional | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 30:36 | 324,76 Mb
Label: CBS Records (Europe) | Cat.# CBS 460477 2 | Released: 1990 (1974-10-11)

"Christmas Present" is a Christmas album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in late 1974 by Columbia Records. A brief blurb in Billboard magazine's Inside Track column in that year's November 23 issue revealed the album's television tie-in: "'Christmas Present' is title of Andy Williams' 11th Yule show, airing on NBC-TV Dec. 11".

VA - Songs That Won The War: A Wing And A Prayer (1995) {LaserLight Digital} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Songs That Won The War: A Wing And A Prayer (1995) {LaserLight Digital} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Songs That Won The War: A Wing And A Prayer (1995) {LaserLight Digital}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 196 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 96 mb
Genre: pop, jazz, jazz pop

Songs That Won The War: A Wing And A Prayer is a 1995 compilation CD released by LaserLight Digital. It focuses on music from World War II and the energy of the greatest generation. The project was originally produced by Rod McKuen for his Stanyan label.

Various Artists - Sixties Christmas (2020)

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Various Artists - Sixties Christmas (2020)

Various Artists - Sixties Christmas (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:14:21 | 502 Mb
Genre: 60s, Soul, Pop, Oldies, Country, Christmas / Label: Sequel

In Britain, the sixties were not successful for Christmas recordings. Even Phil Spector's album went largely ignored until the seventies, whereupon British artists had much more success with Christmas singles. So this collection of sixties Christmas music contains no big hits but shows that plenty of brilliant Christmas music was being recorded in Britain back then.

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Time Out (1969) & Four In Blue (1969) [2001, Remastered Reissue]

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Time Out (1969) & Four In Blue (1969) [2001, Remastered Reissue]

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Time Out (1969) & Four In Blue (1969) [2001, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:19:08 | 567,25 Mb
Label: Motown/Universal MCA Music (UK) Ltd. (UK) | Cat.# 013186-2 | Released: 2001-06-26 (1969)

Berry Gordy hated these two-fers: too much for too little money; but he doesn't own the masters anymore and Universal International has revitalized the concept via digitally remastered CDs. This combo features Time Out, which spawned the hits "Doggone Right," "Baby, Baby Don't Cry," "Abraham, Martin & John," the popular B-side "Here I Go Again," an uptempo take of "My Girl," and two fine Smokey Robinson songs: "Once I Got to Know You (Couldn't Help But Love You)" and "I'll Take You Anyway That You Come." Four in Blue, aka the Miracles' forgotten album, has some good moments that few know about because none of its tracks emerged as single; not even a B-side. "You Send Me (With Your Good Loving)" sounds like a hit; "When Nobody Cares," a cry for racial tolerance; "Don't Say You Love Me," a great Richard Morris production; and Holland, Dozier, Holland's "My World Is Empty." Not as arresting as Time Out, but solid.

VA - Pink Champagne (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Pink Champagne (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Pink Champagne (2003) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 735 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Show Tunes | Label: EMI | # 7243 595428 2 9 | 02:11:35

Exclusive 32-track collection from EMI features the perfect soundtrack to your cocktail party! Highlights include, Cassandra Wilson 'Time After Time', Peggy Lee 'I Left My Heart In San Francicso', Minnie Riperton featuring Jose Feliciano 'Light My Fire', Charlie Hunter and Norah Jones 'More than This', Julie London 'Fly Me to the Moon', Cilla Black 'Alfie', Eva Cassidy 'Yesterday', Nina Simone 'Wild is the Wind' and other tracks from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Edith Piaf, Nancy Wilson and many more.

VA - True Love Ways : 60 Classics From The Rock n Roll Era (3CD, 2020)

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VA - True Love Ways : 60 Classics From The Rock n Roll Era (3CD, 2020)

VA - True Love Ways : 60 Classics From The Rock n Roll Era (3CD, 2020)
FLAC tracks | 2:31:45 | 771 Mb
Genre: 60s, Pop, Rock, Oldies, R&B, Soul, Funk, Country, Rock & Roll / Label: Big 3

60 heartfelt songs from the 50s and early 60s, including many that reached number one status on both sides of the Atlantic. All of the greatest teen idols are present here.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 5 (2000)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 5 (2000)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 5 (2000)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 41 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2522 | Time: 01:19:08
Holidays, Pop, Rock, Vocal Pop, R&B

The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 5 collects more pop and rock holiday tunes, this time venturing further into the '70s and '80s with songs like Paul McCartney & Wings' "Wonderful Christmastime," Hall & Oates' "Jingle Bell Rock," and Barry Manilow's "It's Just Another New Year's Eve." The collection still features traditional pop chestnuts, including Dean Martin's "A Marshmallow World," Johnny Mathis' "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)," and Andy Williams' "Sleigh Ride," but this volume's overall feel is more contemporary than classic. Other highlights include Manhattan Transfer's "A Christmas Love Song," the Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping," the Tokens' "Little Drummer Boy," and the Jackson 5's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." If The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 5 isn't necessarily the most coherent volume in the series, it's certainly one of the most interesting.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 4 (1998)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 4 (1998)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 4 (1998)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2517 | Time: 01:10:41
Holidays, Pop/Rock, R&B, Rock & Roll, Vocal Pop, Soul

Another installment in Collectables' The Ultimate Christmas Album series, volume four gathers a mix of well-known and offbeat holiday tunes, including Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas," the Platters' "Winter Wonderland," and Perry Como's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas." Brook Benton's "You're All I Want for Christmas," Percy Faith's "Christmas Is," and Otis Redding's "Merry Christmas Baby" are some of the collection's soulful highlights, while Santo & Johnny's "Twistin' Bells" and Stan Freberg's "Christmas Dragnet" add some novelty to the festivities. Though it's a somewhat uneven collection, The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 4: WCBS 101.1 has enough interesting and classic moments to make it worthwhile for anyone looking to go beyond the season's basic music.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 447 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2513 | Time: 01:17:23
Holidays, Vocal Pop, R&B, Pop/Rock, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Soul

Another installment in Collectables' The Ultimate Christmas Album series, volume 3 gathers a mix of well-known and offbeat holiday tunes, including Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song", The Singing Dogs' "Jingle Bells", The Supremes' "Twinkle Twinkle Little Me", The Ventures' "Sleigh Ride", Johnny Mathis' "Winter Wonderland", Perry Como's "Home For The Holidays", Burt Bacharach' "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle", Paul Anka's "It's Christmas Everywhere", Percy Faith's "We Need A Little Christmas", Andy Williams' "Happy Holidays", Ray Charles' "Christmas Time", Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby".