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R.E.M. - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1982-2014) UPGRADED  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Oct. 19, 2012
R.E.M. - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1982-2014) UPGRADED

R.E.M. - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1982-2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192/96/48 kHz | Time - 836:28 minutes | ~ 22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

R.E.M. mark the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, "Radio Free Europe," was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.I.Y. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional and modern. Throughout the '80s, they worked relentlessly, releasing records every year and touring constantly, playing both theaters and backwoods dives. Along the way, they inspired countless bands, from the legions of jangle pop groups in the mid-'80s to scores of alternative pop groups in the '90s, who admired their slow climb to stardom.

VA - The Golden Era of Vocal Standards (12-17 of 17cd's)  Music

Posted by museboat at April 10, 2010
VA - The Golden Era of Vocal Standards (12-17 of 17cd's)

VA - The Golden Era of Vocal Standards (12-17 of 17cd's)(1989)
Jazz Vocal | Easy CD-DA Extractor rip | Separate flac | 1.8Gb | No Cue, No log

Clare Teal - A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 31, 2016
Clare Teal - A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (2016)

Clare Teal - A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 169 MB | 00:28:34
Vocal Jazz | Label: Chasing The Dragon | Release Year: 2016

Recording direct-to-disk is difficult enough. The entire side has to be cut in one long take. Consider a big band vocal album like this, which has four songs per side. The orchestra and singer have to be ready as soon as the cutting stylus hits the lacquer and then they have to perform flawlessly on each track, pausing but a few seconds between songs. Often these records sound stilted and mannered as no one wants to produce a "clam" and ruin the whole thing but here everything works perfectly, with the mellifluous Clare Teal backed by The Syd Lawrence Orchestra brash and brassy ensemble. Incredibly, it was ll rehearsed, mixed and cut to lacquer at Air Studios in one day!, under the supervision of producer Mike Valentine and co-producer Françoise Valentine. So first, who is Clare Teal? She's well-known in the U.K.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - The Complete Anthology [Deluxe Limited Edition] (2015)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - The Complete Anthology [Deluxe Limited Edition] (2015)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 05:32:40 | 763 MB
Label: Music Brokers Arg

The voices of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are among the most personal and beautiful that the history of music has given us, transcending eras, genres and languages. In this wonderful 6-CD box we can find the legacy of this immortal duet including all their key tracks and also some rarities that connoisseurs will surely appreciate. With remastered sound and beautiful cover art, The Complete Anthology is the definitive album of Ella & Louis, which should be on every music collection.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book (1958/2013) [24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 91:08 minutes | 4,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Released in 1958, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook features arrangements by Paul Weston. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for ALbum of the Year at the inaugural Grammy Awards. Fitzgerald won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Female.

Ella Fitzgerald - Dearly Beloved (2007)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at May 25, 2015
Ella Fitzgerald - Dearly Beloved (2007)

Ella Fitzgerald - Dearly Beloved (2007)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4 CDs - 83 Tracks | 5:12:14 | 587 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Proper Box UK

It is generally acknowledged that Ella's really great years were the mid 50s, the period covered by this box set when she was recording with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Ellis Larkins, performing the works of Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart and Duke Ellington. 83 tracks over 4CDs.

The New York Review of Books, Volume 61, Number 19 (4 December 2014)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlenMiler at Dec. 2, 2014
The New York Review of Books, Volume 61, Number 19 (4 December 2014)

The New York Review of Books, Volume 61, Number 19 (4 December 2014)
English | 2014 | ISBN: N/A | 217 Paes | PDF | 4 MB

VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 25, 2014
VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD

VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Standards, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Traditional Pop | Label: Start | # PC622 | Time: 01:52:03

Cole Porter was one of a handful of American musical colossi. He had the genius to conjure up improbable rhyming lyrics to catchy melodies delivering not only a single song but as often or not a whole conundrum of numbers collected within the sphere of a show. This collection of 40 songs exemplifies the talent of Cole Porter and is a testament (tribute) to his longevity in musical history. Wit, humour, sophistication, rhythmic and key changes are small change to his ability.Who else could win a challenge to produce 'Miss Otis Regrets' after questioned whether he could write lyrics from the next words he heard? The cast of star celebrities in this collection say it all. Sinatra, Bennett,Crosby, Ella, Billie,Nat,Marlene, Judy to name a few. Also, the bigger bands of not so long ago, Nat Gonella, Jack Hylton, Geraldo. These need preservation orders and what better than endorse the master composer Mr Cole Porter? Add this to your collection.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (1956/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:50 minutes | 2,57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Long considered a jewel in Verve Records' very impressive crown, Fitzgerald's songbook collections of various composers–a series that was started by the success of this set–are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter's erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these Porter sets offer her most realized pop performances. Also, the gold remastering does a fine job of bringing out the nuances in the arrangements, making this a treasure for the serious collector and the casual listener alike. A true American music gem.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book (1963/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:55 minutes | 1,92 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

For the seventh album in her celebrated Song Book series, Ella Fitzgerald tackled classic melodies written for Broadway and Hollywood by Jerome Kern, the grandfather of the modern musical comedy, with backing by the orchestra of Nelson Riddle, the dean of Hollywood pop-jazz arrangers. The album was recorded on January 5-7, 1963 at Radio Recorders Studio 10H in Los Angeles and features some of the best studio musicians of the time, including Don Fagerquist (trumpet), Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone), and Wilbur Schwartz (clarinet). For lovers of good songs and good singing, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book is a triple treat.