Vocal Jazz

Patricia Barber – 7 Albums (MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Patricia Barber - 7 Albums (MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Patricia Barber – 7 Albums (MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | 7 Discs | ISO, 2.0 Stereo – DSD64 @1bit/2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks, 2.0 Stereo – @24bit/88.2kHz
Full Scans Included | Total Size: 11.2 GB (ISO) + 7.52 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, UltraDisc UHR | USA | Genre: Vocal Jazz
 
A Distortion of Love (1992) | Cafe Blue (1994) | Modern Cool (1998) | Companion (1999) | Nightclub (2000)
Verse (2002) | Smash (2013)

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Perry Como – Juke Box Baby (2006)

Perry Como - Juke Box Baby (2006)

Perry Como – Juke Box Baby (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 337 MB (CD) + 192 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family | Germany | Cat#: BCD 16783 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Big Band

Perry Como rocks! He would have been aghast at the notion, but in the mid-to-late 1950s, he recorded a slew of singles that weren’t really rock ‘n’ roll, but definitely rocked. These records are now heralded as the era’s classics: Kewpie Doll, Round And Round, Ko Ko Mo, Tina Marie, Hot Diggity, Catch A Falling Star, Magic Moments, Juke Box Baby, Glendora, Dancin’, and Just Born To Be Your Baby. Those songs featured the era’s top songwriters like Burt Bacharach, Leiber & Stoller, and Luther Dixon.Read More

Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again: Her Classic Performances (1997)

Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again: Her Classic Performances (1997)

Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again: Her Classic Performances (1997)
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 132 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Hallmark | UK | Cat#: 305532 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The Beautiful voice of Vera Lynn and twenty songs cut at the begging of Worl War Two including the title track and such other nostalgic classics as ‘A nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ and ‘The White Cliffs Of Dover’. As a symbol of the spirit of Britain during our darkest hour, Vera is rightly held in enormous affection and steem, but these tracks also reveal her to be a superb singer and highly enjoyable entertainer.Read More

Doris Day – Complete Recordings With Les Brown (2001)

Doris Day - Complete Recordings With Les Brown (2001)

Doris Day – Complete Recordings With Les Brown (2001)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 515 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: The Jazz Factory | Spain | Cat#: JFCD22846 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing

Reissuing the identical material compiled elsewhere several times (most notably on Columbia’s The Complete Doris Day With Les Brown), Jazz Factory won’t win any points for originality, but the material itself is golden. Day’s recordings with Les Brown blazed at such a high candle power that even an energetic combo like the Andrews Sisters could hardly compare (no less with their three voices to her one).Read More

Nat King Cole – The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991) {18CD Box Set}

Nat King Cole - The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991) {18CD Box Set}

Nat King Cole – The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991) {18CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 18xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.74 GB (CDs) + 177 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mosaic Records | Canada | Cat#: MD18-138 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing

Music fans born after 1960 are less likely to be aware that Nat King Cole began his career as an influential jazz pianist, so much so that the great Art Tatum and the up-and-coming Oscar Peterson formed trios similar to Cole’s. What this comprehensive limited-edition boxed set does is put all of Cole’s jazz trio recordings, including later groups that added a conga player, selected tracks from sessions that sometimes border on easy listening, and nearly the complete contentsRead More

Dinah Washington – Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes (2001) {4CD Box Set}

Dinah Washington - Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes (2001) {4CD Box Set}

Dinah Washington – Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes (2001) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.24 GB (CDs) + 41.4 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: The Jazz Factory | Spain | Cat#: JFCD22841 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

A third-generation blues singer who matched the interpretive brilliance of Billie Holiday and the vocal sweetness of Ella Fitzgerald very early in her career, Dinah Washington needed precious little time to hone her art. While still a teenager, she recorded her first hit, “Evil Gal Blues,” with Lionel Hampton’s band, and was recording as a solo act by 1946.Read More

Dinah Washington – What A Diff’rence A Day Makes (1959) {1997, MFSL, Remastered}

Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes (1959) {1997, MFSL, Remastered}

Dinah Washington – What A Diff’rence A Day Makes (1959) {1997, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 189 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 698 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

One of the more notorious albums in the history of vocal music, What a Diff’rence a Day Makes! is the lush session that bumped up Dinah Washington from the “Queen of the Blues” to a middle-of-the-road vocal wondress — and subsequently disenfranchised quite a few jazz purists.Read More

Les Paul – The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}

Les Paul - The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}

Les Paul – The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 894 MB (CDs) + 56.8 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol | USA | Cat#: C2-97654 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Country, Blues

If you’re going for the big gulp, you could do no better than this excellent four-disc box set, which covers all the highlights of Les Paul and Mary Ford’s tenure with the label. Sparkling sound abounds throughout (even on the old acetate masters like “Lover”), with the first three discs covering not only the best issued Capitol masters, but three of Paul and Ford’s radio shows for NBC and assorted catchy radio commercials for Robert Hall clothiers and Rheingold beer.Read More

Madeleine Peyroux – Keep Me In Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux (2014)

Madeleine Peyroux - Keep Me In Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux (2014)

Madeleine Peyroux – Keep Me In Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux (2014)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 622 MB (CDs) + 154 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Music Group | Netherlands | Cat#: 0888072361577 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The 2014 career-spanning anthology Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux, showcases tracks from throughout the Georgia-born, Paris-based vocalist’s career. Starting with her 1996 debut album, Dreamland, and running through her 2013 studio effort The Blue Room, Keep Me in Your Heart for a While reveals Peyroux’s transformation from a bluesy, Billie Holiday-influenced vocal ingenue to a mature and sophisticated interpreter of popular songRead More