The leader of one of the most popular combos in jazz during the Fifties and early Sixties, the blind George Shearing (b. 1919) was reputed for his mastery at the piano,which led him to perform alongside Oscar Pettiford, Peggy Lee, Wes Montgomery, Mel Tormé or Jim Hall to mention a few. Besides gathering different clips and soundies featuring the great George Shearing and his combo, this video includes additional numbers showcasing what we could term Fifties Swingers: Mel Tormé, the Slam Stewart Trio, Slim Gaillard, the Bobcats, and others. In all, a splendid compilation.
Outstanding Collection of the hottest numbes in the Golden Age of Big Bands: Artie Shaw & His Orchestra, Art Tatum All Stars with Tommy Dorsey, Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Stan Kenton & His Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra & others.
Artie Shaw - One of jazz's finest clarinetists, Artie Shaw never seemed fully satisfied with his musical life, constantly breaking up successful bands and running away from success.
Duke Ellington In Hollywood is a wonderfully entertaining and nostalgic collection of scenes from Ellington's movie appearances, loaded with equal parts stellar playing and amusingly bad acting from just about all concerned. Beginning with The Duke's first film appearance, 1929's Black and Tan, Ellington's acting limitations are masked by the louder bad acting of others, like the over-the-top performance from dancer Fredi Washington, whose death scene just dragged on and on.
One of the most beloved vocalists of the past century, Dinah Washington (1924-1963) was justly celebrated for her very personal singing style that was at home in all types of music, be it blues, jazz, R&B or pop. In this respect, she was gifted with an unmistakable salty, high-pitched voice that was perfect for her complete clarity of fiction and her phrasing with strong roots in the blues. An artist who led a very turbulent personal life, Dinah Washington was known for her no-nonsense, unsentimental, yet always moving renditions centred on the universal subject of lost love.
The Motown Collection (10 CD Box Set With 150 Tracks) Time Life. These CDs have very minor wear, they play and sound great with no problems. This is the set you have seen advertised on TV by Billy Dee Williams. All jewel cases have been replaced with new ones. Like many of the Time Life sets, this set is collectible and getting hard to find and get, so get this now while you can. These are all the original hits by the original artists and you get that great Time Life sound quality. This is the best Motown box set I have ever heard.
Time Life has put together the best-loved romantic, adult contemporary hits of the eighties. From sexy and sensual ballads to soft and sweet love songs and even some of the decade's greatest power ballads, the 'Easy '80s' collection is all about love.
Excellent series from TIME-LIFE Music with 120 nostalgic songs we loved, at their original versions. Travel back more than 50 years and enjoy all those fabulous singers like Frankie Avalon, Pat Boone, Elvis Presley, Connie Francis, Perry Como, Patti Page and many more. Original remastered recordings, ripped in lossless. Memories are made of this.
Down in New Orleans is a gospel album by The Blind Boys of Alabama, released in 2008. It won Best Traditional Gospel Album at the 51st Grammy Awards. At the Dove Awards of 2009, the album won Traditional Gospel Album of the Year, and the track Free at Last won Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year. The Blind Boys of Alabama recorded in New Orleans for the first time in their almost 75 year history. Amongst the musicians supporting include legendary pianist/producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Allen Toussaint and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. After performing together for over six decades, The Blind Boys of Alabama have enjoyed one of the more striking comebacks in recent memory.