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Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)

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Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
New Wave, Post-Disco, Latin, R&B, Swing | Label: Spectrum | # 544 391-2 | 01:11:35

Influential and diverse New York band led by pop music's one and only big band, salsa, disco, no wave kingpin.

Marilyn Monroe - The Gold Collection: Classic Performances (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Marilyn Monroe - The Gold Collection: Classic Performances (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Marilyn Monroe - The Gold Collection: Classic Performances (1997) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 439 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb | Scans included | 01:39:31
Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Soundtracks, Show/Musical | Label: Retro | # R2CD 40-35

Marilyn Monroe was not much of a recording artist per se, but she sang in many of her motion pictures. This European two-CD set presents dialogue and musical performances drawn directly from the soundtracks to the movie musicals Ladies of the Chorus, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The River of No Return, and There's No Business Like Show Business. She also sings briefly in non-musicals Niagra, Bus Stop, and The Prince and the Showgirl, plays "Chopsticks" in The Seven Year Itch, and exchanges witticisms with Groucho Marx in Love Happy; and there are a few stray non-movie song recordings. The second half of the second disc is taken up by miscellaneous recordings, not all of them musical, including a TV commercial, the presentation of several awards (she says, "Thank you"), radio sketches with Edgar Bergen and Jack Benny, and Monroe's appearances in Korea (singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend") and at the 1962 birthday party for President Kennedy at which she sang "Happy Birthday".

Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

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Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Billie Holiday - The Real… Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 625 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 540 Mb | Scans included | 03:49:35
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88691900762

UK three CD collection from the influential Jazz vocalist. While her life may have been tragic, her music has remained an integral part of American Jazz history and is constantly discovered by a new generation or rediscovered year after a year. This three CD collection features 78 tracks including 'God Bless the Child', 'Pennies from Heaven', 'Gloomy Sunday' and many others.

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

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Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL, Mastered by Rob LoVerde 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2135

Dean Martin finally got access to conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle for an album project, and the result was an easy swinging collection with appealing horn charts and a series of comfortable readings of recent and vintage standards. Especially notable were the two songs borrowed from My Fair Lady, "On the Street Where You Live" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," which Martin and Riddle re-imagined as straight-forward love songs; "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" (which Martin would try again in a more contemporary arrangement four years later for one of his biggest hits); and a solo version of "Just in Time," which the singer had recently done with Judy Holliday in the film version of the musical Bells Are Ringing. This Time I'm Swingin'! was a good, confident set by an artist who had figured out how to make competent albums without expending a lot of effort, which was a key to his charm.

Slim Gaillard - 1939-1940 (1993) (Re-up)

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Slim Gaillard - 1939-1940 (1993) (Re-up)

Slim Gaillard - 1939-1940 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Jive | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 724)

Volume two in the Classics Slim Gaillard chronology presents the Flat Foot Floogee Boys in all their pixilated glory. Well known for his silly and imaginative use of hip scat and cannabis-informed "viper talk," Gaillard was also one of a handful of individuals who pioneered the use of the electrically amplified guitar. This entertaining compilation presents Gaillard in the company of trumpeters Cyril Newman, Al Killian, and Henry Goodwin, lightning alto saxophonist Herman Flintall, Kenneth Hollon on tenor sax, the versatile Garvin Bushell on clarinet, pianist Loumell Morgan, bowing/singing bassist Slam Stewart, and dynamic drummer Herbert Pettaway (also known as "Hubert"). There are no sleepers among these vintage recordings, which were originally issued on the Okeh and Vocalion labels…

Tony Bennett & Count Basie - Swingin' Together (2021)

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Tony Bennett & Count Basie - Swingin' Together (2021)

Tony Bennett & Count Basie - Swingin' Together (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 397 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | 01:12:11
Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Easy Listening | Label: 20th Century Masterworks

“Bennett’s ability to straddle jazz and popular music was one he shared with few others. He managed to retain more of a jazz feel than either, and that’sN what Basie senses in him: a kindred spirit who is devoted to the not so very taxing business of s(w)inging the song with minimum distraction.”

Ella Fitzgerald - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Songbooks Of Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart (2021)

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Ella Fitzgerald - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Songbooks Of Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart (2021)

Ella Fitzgerald - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Songbooks Of Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Berlin (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2,9 Gb | Covers - 38 Mb | 09:18:54
Vocal Jazz | Label: The Intense Music

10 CD box set of sixteen original jazz albums from the Godmother of female jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Including the legendary Porgy and Bess with Louis Armstrong and milestone recordings like Ella sings Gershwin and Rhythm is My Business.

Boots And His Buddies - 1937-1938 (1993) (Re-up)

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Boots And His Buddies - 1937-1938 (1993) (Re-up)

Boots And His Buddies - 1937-1938 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 738)

Here's a taste of what the jazz scene was like in San Antonio, Texas during the mid-'30s. Clifford "Boots" Douglas (born in Temple, Texas September 7, 1908) led his 12- piece band from behind the drums, playing for dancers and leaving behind a trail of tasty Bluebird 78 rpm recordings. This is the second of two volumes containing all of this band's known works. The instrumentalists are barely remembered nowadays, even such powerful participants as trumpeter L.D. Harris, an extraordinary tenor man named Baker Millian, and an alto player with the unenviable nickname "Wee Wee." Boots became increasingly peculiar in his choice of altered and abbreviated song titles…

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

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Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story:
Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans ~ 117 Mb
Label: Sony Classical, Columbia, Legacy | # SMK 60724 | Time: 01:18:20
Musical, Show Tunes, Orchestral, Jazz, Symphonic

What is there left to say about this musical, deservedly one of the most famous in the canon? Created by what lyricist Stephen Sondheim described as "a unique concatenation of people" (Leonard Bernstein, Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins), the show remains as explosively vibrant, daring, and modern as it was decades ago. Bernstein integrated Latin percussion and jazz into his electrifying score, dazzlingly translating New York's unique vitality into a musical idiom. West Side Story has been adapted for jazz and interpreted by pop and opera singers, but you owe it to yourself to check out the original version to see what the fuss was all about. This new reissue adds over 20 minutes of "symphonic dances" as well as liner notes and production photos.

Boots And His Buddies - 1935-1937 (1993) (Re-up)

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Boots And His Buddies - 1935-1937 (1993) (Re-up)

Boots And His Buddies - 1935-1937 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 247 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 723)

Meet Clifford "Boots" Douglas, a solid drummer who led a fine big band in and around San Antonio, Texas during the mid-'30s. Thanks to the efforts of the men behind Victor's budget Bluebird label, Boots managed to make no less than 42 recordings, exactly half of which are presented here, on 1935-1937. Most of the players are shrouded in obscurity. A.J. Johnson was an able pianist, Walter McHenry packed punches with his upright bass, and Baker Millian handled a tenor sax with warmth and finesse. The leader's straightforward shuffle-drumming punctuated with concisely employed cymbal strikes is delightfully consistent, and at times exciting, for example during the stomp simply known as "Riffs"…

Blue Lu Barker - 1938-1939 (1993) (Re-up)

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Blue Lu Barker - 1938-1939 (1993) (Re-up)

Blue Lu Barker - 1938-1939 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Blues, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 704)

This is one of the lesser entries put out by the European Classics label. Blue Lou Barker was a so-so singer who had the novelty hit "Don't You Make Me High"; all 21 of her prewar recordings are included on this CD. The more memorable moments are provided by the sidemen, which include trumpeters Red Allen and Charlie Shavers, clarinetist Buster Bailey, tenor saxophonist Chu Berry, and her husband, guitarist Danny Barker.

Joe Sullivan - 1945-1953 (2004) (Re-up)

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Joe Sullivan - 1945-1953 (2004) (Re-up)

Joe Sullivan - 1945-1953 (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 292 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Stride | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1353)

In June and September of 1952, Joe Sullivan recorded eight versions of songs composed but never recorded by Thomas "Fats" Waller. Issued on a 10" LP entitled Fats Waller First Editions, this music soon drifted into obscurity. It resurfaced years later on Mosaic's The Columbia Jazz Piano Moods Sessions, a limited-edition box set of seven CDs. In January of 2004, the Classics Chronological series quietly released all eight of these magnificent trio renderings as part of the continuing saga of Joe Sullivan. Hardly anybody seems to have noticed this important historical development. Yet Fats Waller devotees everywhere should be notified, as they now have ready access to Waller melodies with titles like "What's Your Name," "Solid Eclipse," "Never Heard of Such Stuff," and "If You Can't Be Good, Be Careful." Classics 1353 also includes a powerful quartet session from December of 1945 with George Wettling…

Harlan Leonard And His Rockets - 1940 (1992) (Re-up)

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Harlan Leonard And His Rockets - 1940 (1992) (Re-up)

Harlan Leonard And His Rockets - 1940 (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 315 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 670)

Harlan Leonard first showed up on traditional jazz radar as a member of Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra. He joined in 1923 and served as a vertebra in the backbone of the Moten reed section until 1931. Teaming up with another Moten veteran, Leonard worked with Thamon Hayes' Skyrockets, helping to steer this band until it too dissolved in 1937. Leonard formed his own Rockets in 1938. In 1940 they appeared at the Golden Gate Ballroom in New York, recorded about 23 sides for Bluebird, toured all over the continental United States, and finally disbanded in 1945 while working in California. This band contained a lot of young talent from Kansas City. Hearing all of their records in one package is a gas. Swing had matured. It was obviously ready to lunge forward into big-band modernity…

Don Byas - 1944-1945 (1997) (Re-up)

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Don Byas - 1944-1945 (1997) (Re-up)

Don Byas - 1944-1945 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 210 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 153 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 882)

Don Byas was one of the great tenor saxophonists of the 1940s, a Coleman Hawkins-influenced improviser who developed a complex style of his own. His permanent move to Europe in 1946 cut short any chance he had of fame, but Byas recorded many worthy performances during the two years before his departure. On Classics' first Don Byas CD (which contains his first 21 numbers as a leader), Byas matches wits and power with trumpeter Charlie Shavers on two heated sessions that include pianist Clyde Hart and bassist Slam Stewart. He also plays swing with trumpeter Joe Thomas and pianist Johnny Guarnieri in a 1945 quintet and leads a quartet that, on four of its eight numbers, welcomes the great blues guitarist/singer Big Bill Broonzy…

Perez Prado - Best Selection (2009) Japanese SHM-CD

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Perez Prado - Best Selection (2009) Japanese SHM-CD

Pérez Prado - Best Selection (2009) Japanese SHM-CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 490 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 217 Mb | Scans included
Mambo, Salsa, Latin Big Band, Latin Jazz | Label: UMC | # UICY-80035 | 01:12:01

Universally known as the King of the Mambo, Pérez Prado was the single most important musician involved in the hugely popular Latin dance craze. Whether he actually created the rhythm is somewhat disputed, but it's abundantly clear that Prado developed it into a bright, swinging style with massive appeal for dancers of all backgrounds and classes. Prado's mambo was filled with piercing high-register trumpets, undulating saxophone counterpoint, atmospheric organ (later on), and harmonic ideas borrowed from jazz. While his tight percussion arrangements allowed for little improvisation, they were dense and sharply focused, keeping the underlying syncopations easy for dancers to follow. Prado played the piano, but was often more in his element as the focal point of the audience's excitement; he leaped, kicked, danced, shouted, grunted, and exhorted his musicians with a dynamic stage presence that put many more sedate conductors and bandleaders to shame. With this blueprint, Prado brought mambo all the way into the pop mainstream, inspiring countless imitators and scoring two number one singles on the pop charts (albeit in a smoother vein than the fare that first made his name) as the fad snowballed. He was a star throughout most of the Western Hemisphere during the '50s, and even after his popularity waned in the United States, he remained a widely respected figure in many Latin countries, especially his adopted home of Mexico.