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VA - Stardust: Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael (1995)  Music

Posted by stfine at April 7, 2011
VA - Stardust: Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael (1995)

VA - Stardust: Capitol Sings Hoagy Carmichael (1995)
dBpoweramp rip | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 01:02:42 | 300 MB (3% rec.)
Traditional Pop, Swing, Oldies | Label: Capitol (USA), CDP 8 32592 2

Hoagy Carmichael was one of the great composers of popular songs in the middle part of the 20th century. He is best known for writing "Stardust", "Georgia On My Mind", "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul" – four of the most-recorded American songs of all time. Performers of this exceptional compilation are: Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Shore, Dean Martin, Lou Rauls, Betty Hutton, Johnny Mercer, and even Carmichael himself handling the honors on the final track.

VA - I Hear Music: Capitol Sings Frank Loesser (1995)  Music

Posted by stfine at April 3, 2011
VA - I Hear Music: Capitol Sings Frank Loesser (1995)

VA - I Hear Music: Capitol Sings Frank Loesser (1995)
dBpoweramp rip | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 00:55:49 | 271 MB (3% rec.)
Traditional Pop, Swing, Oldies | Label: Capitol, CDP 8 32567 2

Frank Henry Loesser (1910 – 1969) was an American composer and lyricist. "I Hear Music: Capitol Sings Frank Loesser" is an entertaining collection featuring some of Loesser's best-known material that wasn't written for the Broadway stage. Artists include Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting, Sue Raney, and Les Paul & Mary Ford.
VA - I Feel a Song Comin' On: Capitol Sings Jimmy McHugh (1995)

VA - I Feel a Song Comin' On: Capitol Sings Jimmy McHugh (1995)
dBpoweramp rip | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 00:50:58 | 257 MB (3% rec.)
Traditional Pop, Swing, Oldies | Label: Capitol, CDP 8 32565 2

James Francis McHugh 1894 – 1969) was a U.S. composer. One of the most prolific songwriters from the 1920s to the 1950s, he composed over 270 songs. On this CD, his songs are performed by such artists as Nat King Cole, Julie London, Judy Garland, Chet Baker, Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, to name just a few.

VA - It's Magic: Capitol Sings Sammy Cahn (1995)  Music

Posted by stfine at March 30, 2011
VA - It's Magic: Capitol Sings Sammy Cahn (1995)

VA - It's Magic: Capitol Sings Sammy Cahn (1995)
dBpoweramp rip | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 01:00:59 | 309 MB (3% rec.)
Traditional Pop, Swing, Oldies | Label: Capitol, CDP 8 23986 2

Sammy Cahn wrote lyrics of many of Frank Sinatra's biggest hits, most of which were co-written with Jimmy Van Heusen who deserves a collection of his own. These songs are fabulous and if you enjoy wonderful, relaxing music, this (and all the other "Capitol Sings" collections) is worth your while.
VA - Hello, Young Lovers: Capitol Sings Rodgers And Hammerstein (1994)

VA - Hello, Young Lovers: Capitol Sings Rodgers And Hammerstein (1994)
dBpoweramp rip | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 00:59:34 | 302 MB (3% rec.)
Traditional Pop, Oldies | Label: Capitol, CDP 8 28107 2

This CD has some great covers taken from the label's inventory from 1949 to 1965, done by artists such as Gordon MacRae, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Dick Haymes, Jo Stafford, Bobby Darin, and Nancy Wilson.

VA - The Song Is You: Capitol Sings Jerome Kern (1992)  Music

Posted by stfine at March 19, 2011
VA - The Song Is You: Capitol Sings Jerome Kern (1992)

VA - The Song Is You: Capitol Sings Jerome Kern (1992)
dBpoweramp log | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 01:10:30 | 327 MB (3% rec.)
Traditional Pop, Jazz, Oldies | Label: Capitol, CDP 7 99469 2

One of the most prolific of Tin Pan Alley scribes, Jerome Kern is given the royal treatment here with 25 vintage interpretations by some of the finest singers in jazz and pop. The likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan may be missing (two stars from songbook competitors Verve), but Capitol more than makes up for it with golden takes from Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Jo Stafford, and Judy Garland. Among the many other choice cuts on display, the disc features particularly fine sides by Dinah Washington ("Jim") and Nancy Wilson ("Dearly Beloved").

VA - Isn't It Romantic: Capitol Sings Rodgers and Hart (1992)  Music

Posted by stfine at March 17, 2011
VA - Isn't It Romantic: Capitol Sings Rodgers and Hart (1992)

VA - Isn't It Romantic: Capitol Sings Rodgers and Hart (1992)
dBpoweramp rip | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 01:13:03 | 341 MB (3% rec.)
Traditional Pop, Jazz, Oldies | Label: Capitol, CDP 7 98478 2

Great presentations of some of the best known from Rodgers and Hart. Gordon Macrae's version of "My Funny Valentine" is marvelous, and so is Margaret Whiting's "Thou Swell", Peggy Lee's "The Lady Is A Tramp" and Dean Martin's "It's Easy To Remember" to name a few.

VA - Puttin' on the Ritz: Capitol Sings Irving Berlin (1992)  Music

Posted by stfine at March 13, 2011
VA - Puttin' on the Ritz: Capitol Sings Irving Berlin (1992)

VA - Puttin' on the Ritz: Capitol Sings Irving Berlin (1992)
dBpoweramp rip | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 01:04:06 | 343 MB (3% rec.)
Traditional Pop, Oldies | Label: Capitol, CDP 7 98477 2

This "Capitol Sings" CD surveys works of Irving Berlin, one of the the greatest American songwriters. Standout performances include Kay Starr's "You're Just In Love," Betty Hutton's up-tempo "Blue Skies," and Peggy Lee's "Cheek To Cheek." There are also some lovely Nat King Cole numbers, and a seldom-heard Bobby Darrin swinger "All By Myself".

VA - Fascinatin' Rhythm: Capitol Sings George Gershwin (1992)  Music

Posted by stfine at March 9, 2011
VA - Fascinatin' Rhythm: Capitol Sings George Gershwin (1992)

VA - Fascinatin' Rhythm: Capitol Sings George Gershwin (1992)
dBpoweramp rip | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 01:03:15 | 321 MB (3% rec.)
Jazz, Traditional Pop, Oldies | Label: CDP 7 96792 2

This is a collection of Gershwin songs, sung by artists who recorded for Capitol Records during the years 1943-1966, the bulk of which are from the 50's. There's enough variety in their vocals and arrangements to make this a varied, consistently entertaining listen.
VA - Too Marvelous For Words: Capitol Sings Johnny Mercer (1991)

VA - Too Marvelous For Words: Capitol Sings Johnny Mercer (1991)
dBpoweramp rip | FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 01:11:51 | 373 MB (3% rec.)
Traditional Pop, Oldies | Label: Capitol, CDP 7 96791 2

"Too Marvelous for Words: Capitol Sings Johnny Mercer" is an excellent CD of some of the best vocalists of the entire twentieth century singing numerous tunes by the great Johnny Mercer. Johnny Mercer's artistry always stuns with its beauty, the quality of the sound is perfect, and the artwork is excellent, too!