Vocal Jazz

Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue (1958) {2015, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (1958) {2015, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue (1958) {2015, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Basic Scans Included
Total Size: 236 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.83 GB (SACD ISO) + 857 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPJ 083 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Little Girl Blue is the debut album by jazz singer, pianist and songwriter Nina Simone, released by Bethlehem Records. Simone was in her mid-20s at the time, and still aspiring to be a classical concert pianist. She immediately sold the rights for the songs on this album to Bethlehem for $3,000 (US$25,446 in 2017 dollars), with the deal eventually costing her royalty profits of more than a million dollars. Simone was dissatisfied by the lack of effort the record company took in promoting her, and after this album she formed a long business relationship with Colpix Records.Read More

Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.97 GB (ISO) + 1.04 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.26 GB (FLAC Stereo/Mono) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 993 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

St. Louis Blues is a 1958 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Nelson Riddle. St. Louis Blues was the soundtrack to the film of the same name that starred Cole. The Billboard album chart placed the disc at a peak position of #18.Read More

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.06 GB (ISO) + 1.57 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.97 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions ‎| USA | Cat#: CAPP 1084 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Nat King Cole possessed one of the most accessible and appealing voices of any singer in the 1950s. This ballad-oriented set puts the emphasis completely on his voice (there is no piano playing or any hint of his jazz-oriented past) and features Cole accompanied by Gordon Jenkins’ sweet arrangements for a string orchestra.Read More

Nat King Cole – The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 660 MB (CD-Layer) + 4.29 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.87 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 2.09 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 1613 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

One of Nat King Cole’s crowning achievements and a fittingly lavish celebration of a cultural and musical icon, The Nat King Cole Story offers a glorious overview of the career of one of the greatest and most beloved performers in popular music history. The set’s 38 tracks, many re-recorded in stereo for this anthology, offer a selection of amazing music spanning Cole’s career. These are some of the finest, most enduring and treasured recordings ever made.Read More

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 165 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDCD 792 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Originally, Frank Sinatra had planned to record Only the Lonely with Gordon Jenkins, who had arranged his previous all-ballads album, Where Are You. Jenkins was unavailable at the time of the sessions, which led Sinatra back to his original arranger at Capitol, Nelson Riddle. The result is arguably his greatest ballads album.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra - Nice 'N' Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 230 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDCD 790 | Genre: Bing Band, Vocal Jazz

Breaking slightly from his pattern of a swing album following the release of ballads set, Frank Sinatra followed No One Cares with Nice ‘N’ Easy, a breezy collection of mid-tempo numbers arranged by Nelson Riddle. Not only is it the lightest set that he recorded for Capitol, it is the one with the loosest theme. Sinatra selected a collection of songs he had sang early in his career, having Riddle rearrange the tunes with warm, cheery textures.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (1956) {1993, MFSL Remastered}

Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers (1956) {1993, MFSL Remastered}

Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (1956) {1993, MFSL Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 290 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 538 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

After the ballad-heavy In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle returned to up-tempo, swing material with Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!, arguably the vocalist’s greatest swing set. Like Sinatra’s previous Capitol albums, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! consists of reinterpreted pop standards, ranging from the ten-year-old “You Make Me Feel So Young” to the 20-year-old “Pennies From Heaven” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Sinatra is supremely confident throughout the album, singing with authority and joy.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Point of No Return (1962) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Frank Sinatra - Point of No Return (1962) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra – Point of No Return (1962) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 226 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.58 GB (SACD ISO) + 773 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2112 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

At the time he recorded his final Capitol album, Point of No Return, Frank Sinatra was no longer interested in giving his record label first-rate material, preferring to save that for his new label, Reprise. However, someone persuaded the singer to make the album a special occasion by reuniting with Axel Stordahl, the arranger/conductor who helped Sinatra rise to stardom in the ’40s; he also arranged the vocalist’s first Capitol session, so his presence gave a nice sense of closure to the Capitol era.Read More

New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

New York Voices - Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 419 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.32 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.72 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 1.00 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 520 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Let It Snow finds New York Voices Kim Nazarian, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader and Peter Eldridge celebrating a host of traditional and sacred holiday classics as well as secular favorites. With the assistance of Grammy Award winning producer and engineer, Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Eagles, Manhattan Transfer, Fleetwood Mac), the quartet has fashioned an album that honors beloved songs, while incorporating sophisticated jazz and swing elementsRead More

Frank Sinatra – Albums Collection

Frank Sinatra - Albums Collection

Frank Sinatra – Albums Collection
EAC Rip | 95xCD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 26.1 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
ALBUMS & COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Big band

Frank Sinatra was arguably the most important popular music figure of the 20th century, his only real rivals for the title being Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles. In a professional career that lasted 60 years, he demonstrated a remarkable ability to maintain his appeal and pursue his musical goals despite often countervailing trends. He came to the fore during the swing era of the 1930s and ’40s, helped to define the “sing era” of the ’40s and ’50s, and continued to attract listeners during the rock era that began in the mid-’50s. He scored his first number one hit in 1940 and was still making million-selling recordings in 1994.Read More

Sarah McKenzie – Paris In The Rain (2017) {CD + Hi-Res}

Sarah McKenzie - Paris In The Rain (2017) {CD + Hi-Res}

Sarah McKenzie – Paris In The Rain (2017) {CD + Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Digital Download | FLAC Tracks @24bit/96kHz (Hi-Res) | PDF booklet
Total Size: 376 MB (CD) + 1.09 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Impulse | EU | Cat#: 0602557282436 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

2017 album from Melbourne jazz vocalist, pianist & composer, produced by Brian Bacchus, who has worked with Norah Jones, Lizz Wright & Gregory Porter.Read More

Mel Tormé – The London Sessions (2002) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mel Tormé - The London Sessions (2002) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mel Tormé – The London Sessions (2002) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.66 GB (ISO) + 763 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 002 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Mel Tormé had recorded relatively few rewarding albums in the decade before this set, originally put out by Gryphon before being reissued on CD by DCC Jazz. However, his voice had improved with time, his range had widened, and he had become an even stronger jazz singer than before.Read More