José James – Merry Christmas From José James (2021) [Japan]

José James - Merry Christmas From José James (2021) [Japan]

José James – Merry Christmas From José James (2021) [Japan]
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Total Size: 302 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UCCU 1654 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christmas

Jazz artist José James (Rainbow Blonde Records) released his first ever Christmas album Merry Christmas from José James on November 19th. The contemporary album celebrates the holiday season while honoring classic jazz and pop records of the 1950s. Today James releases the first single, “My Favorite Things,” a joyful rendition of the John Coltrane staple. A 13 date tour to support the album will launch at SF Jazz in San Francisco on November 27th and conclude at New York’s City Winery on December 14th. Stops also include Seattle, Portland, Santa Cruz, LA, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Minneapolis and Chicago. Continue reading “José James – Merry Christmas From José James (2021) [Japan]”

Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) [2021, Japanese Edition, 10th Anniversary, 2CD]

Michael Bublé - Christmas (2011) [2021, Japanese Edition, 10th Anniversary, 2CD]

Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) [2021, Japanese Edition, 10th Anniversary, 2CD]
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 583 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Music | Japan | Cat#: WPCR 18476/7 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christmas
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Norah Jones – I Dream Of Christmas (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Norah Jones - I Dream Of Christmas (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Norah Jones – I Dream Of Christmas (2021) [Japanese Edition]
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Total Size: 348 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal / Blue Note | Japan | Cat#: UCCQ-1147 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Norah Jones has been a warm voice of comfort and reassurance for nearly 20 years since her cozy 2002 debut, Come Away With Me. Now, the 9x GRAMMY-winning artist has made her first holiday album with I Dream Of Christmas, a collection of timeless seasonal favorites (“White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Christmas Time Is Here”) and profound new originals that explore the complicated emotions of the past year and our hopes that this holiday season will be full of joy and togetherness. Continue reading “Norah Jones – I Dream Of Christmas (2021) [Japanese Edition]”

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Christmas Album (1968) {2015, Remaster, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Christmas Album (1968) {2015, Remaster, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Christmas Album (1968) {2015, Remaster, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 188 MB (CD-Quality) + 640 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Herb Alpert Presents | Genre: Smooth Jazz, Christmas

Herb Alpert turned to jazz’s Shorty Rogers — then toiling in the L.A. film and TV studios — for voice and string arrangements on his Christmas album, and Rogers in turn went all out for schmaltz. Rogers’ cooing voices introduce several of the tunes, whereupon the Tijuana Brass do their mostly unrelated Ameriachi thing familiar from past albums. Indeed, “Las Mananitas” seems to have been lifted from an obscure B-side of a 45 and overdubbed with the Rogers treatment. Jingling bells is a recurring song theme — first with “Jingle Bells,” then the cloying “The Bell That Couldn’t Jingle,” and ultimately “Jingle Bell Rock.” Continue reading “Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Christmas Album (1968) {2015, Remaster, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}”

The Temptations – Give Love At Christmas (1980) {2016, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

The Temptations - Give Love At Christmas (1980) {2016, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

The Temptations – Give Love At Christmas (1980) {2016, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
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Total Size: 222 MB (CD-Quality) + 796 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Motown | Genre: R&B, Christmas

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The Temptations – The Temptations’ Christmas Card (1970) [2015, Remaster, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

The Temptations - The Temptations' Christmas Card (1970) [2015, Remaster, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

The Temptations – The Temptations’ Christmas Card (1970) [2015, Remaster, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
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Total Size: 253 MB (CD-Quality) + 790 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Motown | Genre: R&B, Christmas
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Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) {2016, Deluxe Special Edition, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Michael Bublé - Christmas (2011) {2016, Deluxe Special Edition, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) {2016, Deluxe Special Edition, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
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Total Size: 415 MB (CD-Quality) + 741 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Reprise Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christmas

Christmas is vocalist Michael Bublé’s first full-length holiday-themed album since his 2003 EP Let It Snow. As with that album, Christmas features Bublé backed by small ensembles as well as his big band and orchestra, and includes a handful of classic Christmas songs. Continue reading “Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) {2016, Deluxe Special Edition, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}”

Stevie Wonder – The Best Of Stevie Wonder: The Christmas Collection (2004) {2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Stevie Wonder - The Best Of Stevie Wonder: The Christmas Collection (2004) {2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Stevie Wonder – The Best Of Stevie Wonder: The Christmas Collection (2004)
{2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

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Total Size: 275 MB (CD-Quality) + 2.80 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Motown | Genre: R&B, Christmas

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Andy Williams – The Andy Williams Christmas Album (1963) [Official Digital Release] [2013, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Andy Williams - The Andy Williams Christmas Album (1963) [Official Digital Release] [2013, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Andy Williams – The Andy Williams Christmas Album (1963)
[Official Digital Release] [2013, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

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Total Size: 213 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.92 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | Genre: Easy Listening, Christmas

Popular songs are often associated with the vocalists that made them famous but few artists actually have the distinction of having a “theme” song along the lines of Bob Hope with “Thanks for the Memories.” Even fewer can claim to have two theme songs attached to them and Andy Williams is one of those fortunate stars. After “Moon River” became forever linked to Williams, he recorded a holiday song for his first Christmas album that gave him a yuletide hit and theme song. Continue reading “Andy Williams – The Andy Williams Christmas Album (1963) [Official Digital Release] [2013, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Jackson 5 – Christmas Album (1970) [2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Jackson 5 - Christmas Album (1970) [2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Jackson 5 – Christmas Album (1970) [2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
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Total Size: 2.38 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Motown | Genre: Pop, Christmas

After three consecutive Top Five Pop albums in 1970 alone, it was somewhat of a no-brainer that Motown would want to include a holiday long-player to that list. The Jackson 5’s Christmas Album (1970) combines classic favorites as well as a handful of compositions penned by the Corporation. Continue reading “Jackson 5 – Christmas Album (1970) [2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

The Supremes – Merry Christmas (1965) [2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

The Supremes - Merry Christmas (1965) [2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

The Supremes – Merry Christmas (1965) [2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
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Total Size: 235 MB (CD-Quality) + 2.13 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Motown | Genre: R&B, Christmas

Christmas albums are usually done to appease recording artists who have had some success; they rarely sell well because the holiday season is short, but some disprove the stereotype and sell seemingly forever — like this one. The Supremes put their warm harmonies on 12 classic Christmas songs, everything from “White Christmas” to a rousing “Joy to the World.” Diana Ross’ angelic, sweet, innocent voice is a perfect match for favorites like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Continue reading “The Supremes – Merry Christmas (1965) [2015, Reissue, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Herb Alpert – The Christmas Wish (2017) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Herb Alpert - The Christmas Wish (2017) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Herb Alpert – The Christmas Wish (2017) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
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Total Size: 333 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.06 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Herb Alpert Presents | Genre: Jazz Pop, Christmas

Herb Alpert’s first holiday album in almost 50 years! Recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood, THE CHRISTMAS WISH boasts a 10-piece rhythm section, a 45-piece orchestra, and a 32-member choir!

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Eugene Ruffolo – Even Santa Gets The Blues (2009) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eugene Ruffolo - Even Santa Gets The Blues (2009) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eugene Ruffolo – Even Santa Gets The Blues (2009) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 2.12 GB (ISO) + 978 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stockfisch Records | Germany | Cat#: SFR 357.4066.2 | Genre: Pop, World, Xmas

When it comes to Christmas, there are two camps. There are those who find it commercial and hollow, and those who are bewitched by the season’s traditions, music, and unique magic. 1 fall decidedly in the latter category. lt’s long been an ambition of mine to record a Christmas CD, and when I approached Günter Pauler with the idea last year, he was more than enthusiastic. Continue reading “Eugene Ruffolo – Even Santa Gets The Blues (2009) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Label: Fantasy | US | Cat#: FSA-8431-6 | Genre: Jazz, Soundtrack, Xmas

Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz called on pianist extraordinaire Vince Guaraldi and his trio to compose and perform music that would reflect the humor, charm, and innocence of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang for their 1965 Christmas TV special. Continue reading “Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Vox Aurea / Sanna Salminen – A Journey Into Christmas (2010) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Vox Aurea / Sanna Salminen - A Journey Into Christmas (2010) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Vox Aurea / Sanna Salminen – A Journey Into Christmas (2010) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
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Total Size: 2.45 GB (ISO) + 962 MB (FLAC Stereo) + 2.19 GB (FLAC Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Alba Records | EC | Cat#: NCD 41 | Genre: Classical, Xmas
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