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KITTY KALEN 1940-1954 - Little Things Mean a Lot - DOUBLE CD
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KITTY KALEN 1940-1954 - Little Things Mean a Lot - DOUBLE CD

CD / Product Number: JASCD424

A lovely 48 track, 2 CD set, highlighting the marvellous vocal talent that is Kitty Kallen. Backed by the Orchestras of Jack Teagarden, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James and Artie Shaw to name a few as well as duets with Bob Eberly and Richard Hayes. Tracks recorded between 1940 – 1954. This set includes a booklet with a full discography and liner notes by acknowledged nostalgia expert Geoff Milne. With digital processing by Tall Order Mastering. [MORE]

EDDY DUCHIN - Talk of the Town - DOUBLE CD
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EDDY DUCHIN - Talk of the Town - DOUBLE CD

CD / Product Number: JASCD401

Walk up New York's Fifth Avenue until you reach 70th Street, then pause. A short distance into Central Park is the Rumsey Playfield and the Naumburg Bandshell, and a little to the left, the Mall. Imagine, if you can, the scene in 1929, a scene that was very different. Overlooking the Mall was the Casino which, after years of dereliction (and at enormous cost to Mayor Jimmy Walker and his musical-comedy mistress Betty Compton had been transformed into a ... [MORE]

DOC POMUS - Singer and Songwriter - Double CD
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DOC POMUS - Singer and Songwriter - Double CD

CD / Product Number: JASCD398

The legendary Doc Pomus was one of the most important songwriters of the early sixties and in the history of American popular music. For the first time ever we have compiled a mesmerising 56 track 2CD set coupling his early recordings as a blues singer with his hits as a songwriter.
Includes such great acts as: The Drifters, Ben E. King, Dion, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles and features iconic songs such as: 'Save The Last Dance For Me', 'Teenager In ... [MORE]

TERESA BREWER - The Original Sound of Miss Music, Music, Music
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TERESA BREWER - The Original Sound of Miss Music, Music, Music

CD / Product Number: JASCD388

Here are Teresa's long-lost initial recordings for London, including the original 'Music! Music! Music!' taken at a much slower pace than you might remember. Her material, and the recording quality, on London doesn't compare to her work on Coral, where the producers, orchestrators and engineers knew exactly how to best showcase her talents. But these recordings remain interesting, particularly the ballads, which reflect her abilities as a serious and ... [MORE]

CONNIE BOSWELL - They Can't Take These Songs Away From Me - Double CD
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CONNIE BOSWELL - They Can't Take These Songs Away From Me - Double CD

CD / Product Number: JASCD386

This high-quality, bargain priced, two-disc set is chock full of rare delights from the unparalleled Connie Boswell. Connie was not only a singer of otherworldly beauty, with an impossible sense of swing, she was also a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, actor, composer and humanitarian. Ella Fitzgerald famously named Connie as her main influence, and as leader of the immortal hot-jazz vocal group, The Boswell Sisters, Connie influenced other artists ... [MORE]

FRANKIE LAINE - Setting the Standard - Double CD
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FRANKIE LAINE - Setting the Standard - Double CD

CD / Product Number: JASCD385

The two Compact Discs that make up this set prove beyond any doubt that Frankie Laine is A JAZZ SINGER - that's correct, A JAZZ SINGER. Don't forget, he recorded one of the greatest Jazz albums of all time, 'Jazz Spectacular', with Buck Clayton in 1956 and this was in the middle of his 'Soundtrack period for Western movies'. That album is now considered a classic of its kind and features such great jazz musicians as J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding amongst ... [MORE]

PEARL BAILEY - Ain't She Sweet
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PEARL BAILEY - Ain't She Sweet

CD / Product Number: JASCD381

Although it was not Pearl Bailey's lot in life to be a huge commercial success in terms of record sales and international acclaim, like her peer Ella Fitzgerald, she was nevertheless a very classy singer with a large stage presence. Indeed, it would not be unfair to Ella to say Pearl had the greater personality, but whether by luck or ill health, Miss Bailey never quite achieved the dizzy heights of Miss Fitzgerald. One strange coincidence linked them: ... [MORE]

THE NINA  AND FREDERICK COLLECTION
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THE NINA AND FREDERICK COLLECTION

CD / Product Number: JASCD373

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Where are they now, people might ask, but sometimes it is better just to remember how they were then, say four decades ago. Back then Nina and Frederik were top international entertainers, a multi-lingual, husband and wife singing duet, purveyors of sweet (and delightfully so) songs of varied origin. They made best-selling records and appeared in films, but it was through their television and stage performances that they really made an ... [MORE]

GISELE MACKENZIE - GETTING TO KNOW...GISELE
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GISELE MACKENZIE - GETTING TO KNOW...GISELE

CD / Product Number: JASCD372

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If Canada had been situated south, instead of north, of the United States, how different the world might be. As it is, much of the huge land mass which makes up its ten provinces (plus two territories) is too inhospitable for widespread occupation and the bulk of its people live in a wide belt along the American border. Inevitably, the vastly larger (in population) neighbour has been a magnet for those Canadians wishing to succeed in that ... [MORE]

JUNE CHRISTY - A FRIENDLY SESSION VOL 3
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JUNE CHRISTY - A FRIENDLY SESSION VOL 3

CD / Product Number: JASCD369

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This is the third in a series of songs sung by June Christy with piano accompaniment from Johnny Guarnieri during a radio series from the late 1940s. Like the two earlier volumes, this CD chronicles her conversion from lead singer for Stan Kenton to a topflight jazz soloist of the 1950s and '60s. The 28 cuts show the variety of her singing talent, and the backup musicians are outstanding.Buy this one now, and I'll bet you order the other ... [MORE]

PERRY COMO - CLASS WILL TELL
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PERRY COMO - CLASS WILL TELL

CD / Product Number: JASCD362

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These recordings need to listened appreciatively within the context of their time and the wonderful band directed by Ted Weems with which Perry worked for six years from 1936 to 1941. The Weems band has been called a 'singer's delight' which featured a range of talented singers, one after another, of which Perry is undoubtedly the most famous. And though these recordings, all recorded during Perry's stint with Weems, will be of great ... [MORE]

PEGGY LEE  and DAVE BARBOUR - A MUSICAL MARRIAGE
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PEGGY LEE and DAVE BARBOUR - A MUSICAL MARRIAGE

CD / Product Number: JASCD355

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During the great Depression which lingered into the late 1930s, having a job as singer with a Big Band must have seemed the height of glamour, eclipsed only by the bright lights of Hollywood. In reality, the Big Bands had to be very well-disciplined, in fact regimented, to earn a living from the endless round of touring America, with recording sessions and radio broadcasts thrown in. And if a band settled in any one town for an extended ... [MORE]

LONNIE DONEGAN MEETS LEINEMANN - The Complete Sessions - DOUBLE CD
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LONNIE DONEGAN MEETS LEINEMANN - The Complete Sessions - DOUBLE CD

CD / Product Number: JASCD352

By the end of the 1960s, it might have seemed that Lonnie Donegan's career was going nowhere - but that career to date had been startling. Through the mid-1950s he had been the banjo player with Chris Barber's Jazz Band, with moments of glory as singer/guitarist of that band's 'Skiffle' unit. By the end of 1956, he was Britain's biggest 'Pop' sensation and as the decade finished, he had progressed from being 'King Of Skiffle' to an all-round entertainer ... [MORE]

JULIUS LAROSA - MAINLY ROMANTIC
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JULIUS LAROSA - MAINLY ROMANTIC

CD / Product Number: JASCD347

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Julius LaRosa was born on 2nd January, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York City, of Italian parentage. As a youth he admired the rising star Frank Sinatra but did not imagine following in those footsteps, expecting instead to join his father's radio repair business. However, upon joining his High School's Glee Club for the purposes of avoiding some of the lessons he disliked, LaRosa's aptitude for singing became apparent. Whilst doing his National ... [MORE]

PERRY COMO  -  PERRY-GO-ROUND with guests Dinah Shore and Brenda Lee
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PERRY COMO - PERRY-GO-ROUND with guests Dinah Shore and Brenda Lee

CD / Product Number: JASCD344

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Legend has it that the seventh son of a seventh son is possessed of magical powers. Well, whether or not that is true, there is no doubt that seventh son of a seventh son Perry Como charmed his listeners for many years with his own special brand of magic. The son of Italian emigrants, he was the first of their thirteen children to be born an American citizen - which birth took place on 18th May, 1912 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Keeping ... [MORE]

MARGARET WHITING - THE ONE AND ONLY
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MARGARET WHITING - THE ONE AND ONLY

CD / Product Number: JASCD343

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Whether having a famous parent in the music business is an asset to any aspiring offspring is debatable. Consider having to live up to expectations, reaching the heights reached by one's mother or father - not an easy task if that person is, say, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra or Judy Garland. The Crosby brood did not ultimately succeed, and who could compete with Frank? But lucky for us, Miss Garland's girl, Liza Minelli, made the grade, and ... [MORE]

DINAH SHORE - DINAH ALL THE WAY
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DINAH SHORE - DINAH ALL THE WAY

CD / Product Number: JASCD342

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As is well known, for the greater part of the Forties, Dinah Shore was the most popular female singer in the United States. A regular performer on radio, and queen of the juke-boxes, her record sales were second only to those of Bing Crosby for a considerable time she even outsold Frank Sinatra. And her popularity is not in the least surprising, for she had so much going for her - not least a voice like cream, like velvet, and a sense of ... [MORE]

JERI SOUTHERN - THE DREAM'S ON JERI
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JERI SOUTHERN - THE DREAM'S ON JERI

CD / Product Number: JASCD340

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If Jeri Southern had been born say twenty years later, in the post-war years after 1945 which have seen enormous changes in the shape of popular music, to survive in the business as a singer/pianist she would almost have certainly been expected to have written as well as sung her material. As it is, born in 1926, she belongs to a generation blessed with the pick of songs from an extraordinary array of talented Twentieth Century writers ... [MORE]

KAY STARR - A RISING STARR - 2 CD Set
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KAY STARR - A RISING STARR - 2 CD Set

CD / Product Number: JASCD337

These two CD’s contain Kay’s earliest recordings, mainly from 1944 to 1946, but beginning with two tracks she recorded in 1939 with Glenn Miller when his regular female singer, Marion Hutton, was ill. While Kay’s later recordings were much more in what was then mainstream pop, these recordings are firmly rooted in jazz. During the period covered, Kay was the female singer with several bands, including Charlie Barnet and his orchestra, Les Paul and his ... [MORE]

DELLA REESE - THE BEST THING FOR YOU
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DELLA REESE - THE BEST THING FOR YOU

CD / Product Number: JASCD332

Della Reese is the ultimate performer. Her voice is beyond description:amazingly powerful, expressive with flawless elocution and most original articulation, that requires much taste to be appreciated by real connoissers! Each song is a unique composition and none is like the other. After you listened to Della, the other blues or jazz stars seem colourless, despite their own qualities, they all are outcasted by Della's incredible temperament and talent. ... [MORE]

KEELY SMITH - A KEELY CHRISTMAS
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KEELY SMITH - A KEELY CHRISTMAS

CD / Product Number: JASCD329

Perennieal Christmas favourites arranged for Keely Smith by orchestral master Goerge Greely. Keely picks the finest crop of Christmas songs, from favourite carols like Silent Night and Adeste Fideles to novelty items like Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer as well as the most famous Christmas song of all White Christmas. This is a CD for all the family - the perfect accompaniment to the season of peace and good-will. [MORE]

LOUIS PRIMA and  KEELY SMITH - LOUIS AND KEELY
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LOUIS PRIMA and KEELY SMITH - LOUIS AND KEELY

CD / Product Number: JASCD326

Louis Prima and wife Keely Smith released several collaborations, but this 1960 import reissue showcases one of their very best. Recorded for Dot Records in 1960, Louis and Keely features the duo performing swinging romantic tunes such as 'Night and Day', 'I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)', and 'And the Angels Sing'. Smith's vocal talents are at their peak (she overpowers Prima on several numbers), and the band is in top form. Prima was a master at ... [MORE]

KEELY SMITH and LOUIS PRIMA - TOGETHER
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KEELY SMITH and LOUIS PRIMA - TOGETHER

CD / Product Number: JASCD325

I first heard these two artists on this recording (record) years and years ago when first released. I was hooked! Have been a fan of theirs all my life since then. This is the first chance I've had to buy it in CD format. Can't wait to recieve it! [MORE]

KEELY SMITH - WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?
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KEELY SMITH - WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?

CD / Product Number: JASCD324

This CD 'What Kind Of Fool Am I' is an album of beautiful ballads, which Keely caresses with her gorgeous voice, 'Fly Me To The Moon', 'But Beautiful' and 'The More I See You' are especially haunting. [MORE]

KEELY SMITH - CHEROKEELY SWINGS
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KEELY SMITH - CHEROKEELY SWINGS

CD / Product Number: JASCD323

CheroKeely Swings has got to be one of her best works, originally recorded for the DOT label. This album features HOT swinging charts by Billy May, and some of Keely's most thrilling moments captured behind a microphone. 'My Heart Cries For You', which turned into a staple for her must surely make Guy Mitchell cry after he hears how Keely does it, 'That Lucky Old Sun', 'Stranger in Paradise', every track a gem. Billy May and Keely Smith - how COULD you go ... [MORE]

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