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  • Lullabies Of Birdland Lullabies Of Birdland Quick View

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    Lullabies Of Birdland

    Ella Fitzgerald is widely heralded for her clean phrasing, scat-singing and a confident sense of swing. Viewed as one of the world's most popular jazz singers, she performed alongside Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. Her outstanding performances on record and live yielded both critical and popular success during her lifetime. Lullabies Of Birdland consists of recordings from 1945 to 1955. It offers a wonderful set of swing-era standards, impossible to listen to without imagining yourself sipping cognac in a smoky jazzclub on Broadway.
    1. Lullaby Of Birdland
    2. Rough Ridin'
    3. Angel Eyes
    4. Smooth Sailing
    5. Oh, Lady Be Good!
    6. Later
    7. Ella Hums The Blues

    8. How High The Moon
    9. Basin Street Blues
    10. Air Mail Special
    11. Flying Home
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Box Set) Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Box Set) Quick View

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    Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Box Set)

    Box Set Includes Three 180-Gram LPs


    Cut From The Original Mono Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Pressed And Plated At R.T.I.


    60th anniversary audiophile reissue of Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook, the legendary recording which launched Norman Granz's Verve Records label. The vinyl box set includes three 180-gram LPs cut from the original mono tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and pressed and plated at RTI.

    1. All Through The Night
    2. Anything Goes
    3. Miss Otis Regrets

    4. Too Darn Hot
    5. In The Still Of The Night
    6. I Get A Kick Out Of You

    7. Do I Love You?
    8. Always True To You In My Fashion
    9. Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love
    10. Just One Of Those Things

    11. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

    12. All Of You

    13. Begin The Beguine

    14. Get Out Of Town

    15. I Am In Love

    16. From This Moment On

    17. I Love Paris
    18. You Do Something To Me

    19. Ridin' High

    20. You'd Be So Easy To Love
    21. It's All Right With Me

    22. Why Can't You Behave?

    23. What Is This Thing Called Love?

    24. You're The Top

    25. Love For Sale
    26. It's De-lovely
    27. Night And Day
    28. Ace In The Hole

    29. So In Love
    30. I've Got You Under My Skin

    31. I Concentrate On You
    32. Don't Fence Me In
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin Quick View

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    Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin

    43-year-old Ella rolls through her typical routine in feisty fashion on this 1960 recording, which documents the opening show of her European tour. There's the Satchmo impersonation (a joyous Mack the Knife), the lengthy scat showcase (How High the Moon), and a bevy of Gershwin and Porter tunes. Supported by pianist Paul Smith's quartet, Ella's voice sounds earthier than usual and her phrasing is as appealing as ever. She's tender on Misty and sultry on Too Darn Hot.
    1. Gone With The Wind
    2. Misty
    3. The Lady Is A Tramp
    4. The Man I Love
    5. Summertime
    6. Too Darn Hot
    7. Lorelei
    8. Mack The Knife
    9. How High The Moon
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin Quick View

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    Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin

    "This LP is a classic. Ella Fitzgerald is heard at the peak of her powers during a Berlin concert that is famous for her unique version of 'Mack the Knife'; when she forgot the words in midperformance, she substituted spontaneous and remarkable lyrics of her own. This music (which also includes a hot version of 'How High the Moon') is essential for all serious jazz collections."

    - Scott Yanow (All Music)
    1. That Old Black Magic*
    2. Our Love Is Here To Stay*
    3. Gone With The Wind
    4. Misty
    5. The Lady Is A Tramp
    6. The Man I Love
    7. Summertime
    8. Too Darn Hot
    9. Lorelei
    10. Mack The Knife
    11. How High The Moon?
    11. Love For Sale **
    12. Just One Of Those Things **


    *From the same concert. Not on the original LP
    **Bonus Tracks

    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • Wishes You A Swinging Christmas Wishes You A Swinging Christmas Quick View

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    Wishes You A Swinging Christmas

    Faithful vinyl reissue of Ella's 1960 Verve holiday albumfeaturing "Frosty The Snow Man," "Winter Wonderland," "Sleigh Ride" and manymore! A swingin'
    yuletide tradition for over 50 years!
    1. Jingle Bells
    2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    4. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
    5. Sleigh Ride
    6. The Christmas Song
    7. Good Morning Blues
    8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
    9. Winter Wonderland
    10. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    11. Frosty The Snow Man
    12. White Christmas
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • Like Someone In Love Like Someone In Love Quick View

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    Like Someone In Love

    Ella Fitzgerald presents Like Someone In Love. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. There's A Lull In My Life
    2. More Than You Know
    3. What Will I Tell My Heart
    4. I Never Had A Chance
    5. Close Your Eyes
    6. We'll Be Together Again
    7. Then I'll Be Tired Of You
    8. Like Someone In Love
    9. Midnight Sun
    10. I Thought About You
    11. You're Blase
    12. Night Wind
    13. What's New
    14. Hurry Home
    15. How Long Has This Been Going On
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • Like Someone In Love Like Someone In Love Quick View

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    Like Someone In Love

    Arranged by Frank DeVol and enlivened by Stan Getz's warm tenor on four titles, Like Someone In Love was targeted at people in love. But its real audience, then as now, was anyone who loves timeless songs impeccably sung. And what was timeless in 1957 most certainly still is here.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. There's A Lull In My Life
    2. More Than You Know
    3. What Will I Tell My Hear
    4. I Never Had A Chance
    5. Close Your Eyes
    6. We'll Be Together Again
    7. Then I'll Be Tired of You
    8. Like Someone In Love
    9. Midnight Sun
    10. I Thought About You
    11. You're Blase
    12. Night Wind
    13. What's New
    14. Hurry Home
    15. How Long Has This Been Going On
    16. I'll Never Be The Same
    17. Lost In A Fog
    18. Everything Happens To Me
    19. So Rare
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • But Beautiful (Pure Pleasure) But Beautiful (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    But Beautiful (Pure Pleasure)

    A highly successful and respected jazz and soul singer, Nancy Wilson bridges the gap between the classic pop vocal era of Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and the belting R&B divas of today. Though Nancy Wilson has always cited the emotionally naked, androgynous vocal style of Jimmy Scott as her primary influence, her voice carries definite echoes of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. Yet Wilson also has always had a strong feeling for post-Sam Cooke soul and the tartness of her delivery carries more than an echo of the sometimes-icy Lena Horne. Young and heart-stoppingly beautiful, Wilson was discovered singing in a N.Y.C. jazz club in the late 1950s by Cannonball Adderley, who told his management at Capitol Records that they needed to scoop her up before another label did. Wilson was immediately signed and started recording for Capitol, the premier vocal label of the 1950s and '60s.




    Musicians:



    • Nancy Wilson (vocal)

    • Hank Jones (piano)

    • Gino Bertachini (guitar)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Grady Tate (drums)




    Recording: November 1969 in New York City

    Production: David Cavanaughdeutsch




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
    2. Oh! Look At Me Now
    3. Glad To Be Unhappy
    4. Do It Again
    5. But Beautiful
    6. Easy Living
    7. Prelude To A Kiss
    8. I Thought About You
    9. For Heaven's Sake
    10. Supper Time
    11. I'll Walk Alone
    12. Darn That Dream
    13. In A Sentimental
    Nancy Wilson
    $34.99
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  • Classic Album Collection Classic Album Collection Quick View

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    Classic Album Collection

    Import


    3 LP set, all recorded originally in 1956/57

    LP1 - Ella & Louis
    1. Can't We Be Friends
    2. Isn't This A Lovely Day
    3. Moonlight In Vermont
    4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    5. Under A Blanket Of Blue
    6. Tenderly
    7. A Foggy Day
    8. Stars Fell On Alabama
    9. Cheek To Cheek
    10. The Nearness Of You
    11. April In Paris


    LP2 - Ella & Louis Again
    1. Don't Be That Way
    2. Makin' Whoopee
    3. They All Laughed
    4. Comes Love
    5. Autumn In New York
    6. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
    7. Stompin' At The Savoy
    8. I Won't Dance
    9. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You?


    LP3 - Ella & Louis Again
    1. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
    2. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
    3. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
    4. Willow Weep For Me
    5. I'm Puttin' My Eggs In One Basket
    6. A Fine Romance
    7. Ill Wind
    8. Love Is Here To Stay
    9. I Get A Kick Out Of You
    10. Learnin' The Blues

    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
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  • Porgy & Bess (Speakers Corner) Porgy & Bess (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Porgy & Bess (Speakers Corner)

    The dream of creating an American opera such as Scott Joplin's Treemonisha, written in 1911, inspired George Gershwin a good twenty years later to amazing compositional feats. While Gershwin had brought his musical and musical comedies with great Éclat to Broadway, he wanted his through-composed stage work Porgy And Bess to be regarded as a legitimate opera.



    No matter whether one regards this exceptional work as »American folk opera« (The New York Times) or as a veristic portrayal of African-American life, central to the work is the expressionistic orchestral music that includes (work) songs, spirituals and elements of jazz, and the cast of singers, which, at the insistence of Gershwin, featured African-American singers.



    This stipulation will certainly have suited Verve boss Norman Granz who engaged not only a fresh and lively big band but also a classical string orchestra to support his successful duo of Ella and Louis. Thanks to this superb line-up, the catchy song I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' rolls along sleekly with swing and drive, while Summertime and Bess, You Is My Woman Now wafts away to the sound of heavenly violins. Listening to this music, you couldn't care less about the genre or category, just as long as these two genial musicians perform wonderfully arranged material from the American Song Book. The incomparable nasal twang of Armstrong's solo trumpet seeks out unerringly jazz elements where you would least expect them.



    Musicians:



    • Ella Fitzgerald (vocal)

    • Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocal)




    Recording: August 1957 in Los Angeles and October 1957 in Chicago

    Production: Norman Granz




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP1
    1. Overture

    2. Summertime
    3. I Wants To Stay Here
    4. My Man's Gone Now
    5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin
    6. Buzzard Song
    7. Bess, You Is My Woman Now


    LP2
    1. It Ain't Necessarily So

    2. What You Want Wid Bess
    3. A Woman Is A Somtime Thing
    4. Oh, Doctor Jesus
    5. Medley: Here Come De Honey Man / Crab Man / Oh, Dey's So Fresh & Fine
    6. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
    7. Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess?
    8. Oh Lawd. I, On My Way!

    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    $69.99
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  • Let No Man Write My Epitaph Let No Man Write My Epitaph Quick View

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    Let No Man Write My Epitaph

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    Considered one of Ella's greatest recordings, she's backed on this 1960 release by pianist Paul Smith. Let No Man Write My Epitaph was a 1960 Hollywood movie featuring Fitzgerald. The album hits at a depth of emotional understanding that critics often complained was missing in Ella's reading of jazz lyrics, and once again establishes her as one of the supreme interpreters of the Great American Songbook.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. There's A Lull In My Life
    2. More Than You Know
    3. What Will I Tell My Hear
    4. I Never Had A Chance
    5. Close Your Eyes
    6. We'll Be Together Again
    7. Then I'll Be Tired of You
    8. Like Someone In Love
    9. Midnight Sun
    10. I Thought About You
    11. You're Blase
    12. Night Wind
    13. What's New
    14. Hurry Home
    15. How Long Has This Been Going On
    16. I'll Never Be The Same
    17. Lost In A Fog
    18. Everything Happens To Me
    19. So Rare
    Ella Fitzgerald
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Standards Standards Quick View

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    Standards

    British soul legend Seal returns with his new album, Standards - combining his unique voice with some of the greatest jazz standards and swing classics ever written. An artist who's been at the top of his game throughout his 30-year career, Seal's 10th studio album breathes life into iconic hits, paying tribute to legends including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone. It will be released on 10th November through Decca Records/Virgin EMI.


    Seal said: "This is the album I have always wanted to make. I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless tunes was a lifelong dream. It was a true honor to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favorite artists, in the very same studios where the magic was first made - it was one of the greatest days of my recording career."


    Seal's new album brings the glamour of Old Hollywood straight to the present. It is a natural successor to his series of soul records, made a decade ago which sold over 5 million copies around the world. Standards hears Seal's signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Frank Sinatra (such as 'Luck Be A Lady', 'I've Got You Under My Skin' and 'It Was A Very Good Year'), Ella Fitzgerald ('I'm Beginning to See The Light') and Nina Simone ('I Put A Spell on You'). Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on 'Smile' (Charlie Chaplin) and the Cole Porter gem, 'Love For Sale'.


    The unmistakable richness of Standards is largely down to Seal's choice to collaborate with the very same, legendary musicians who have performed with Frank Sinatra - Randy Waldman (pianist who toured with Sinatra and Paul Anka), Chuck Berghofer (bass player, who had performed with Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles) and Greg Fields (drummer who also performed with Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder).


    The making of Standards became a real pilgrimage for the Grammy Award-winning artist. The songs were recorded in the famous Capitol Records in Los Angeles (the very studio where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat "King" Cole and many others have created some of the most treasured music of our time), and United Studios, which was established by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, where the latter recorded It Was A Very Good Year.


    In a career spanning three decades, racking up over 30 million records sales worldwide and a string of Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello awards along the way, Seal continues to shine as one of the world's brightest music stars. His new album is full of musical gems which glisten when brought to life with his stunning voice.

    1. Luck Be A Lady
    2. Autumn Leaves

    3. I Put A Spell On You

    4. They Can't Take That Away From Me

    5. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is

    6. Love For Sale

    7. My Funny Valentine

    8. I've Got You Under My Skin

    9. Smile

    10. I'm Beginning To See The Light

    11. It Was A Very Good Year
    Seal
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  • Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    This is a wonderful live album. Recorded toward the end of Ella's career, by concert's end it is apparent that she has about lost her voice, but not the audience's adoration. The album showcases her in various settings: with the (obviously) reconstituted Chick Webb Orchestra, with Ellis Larkins, with Joe Pass and with Tommy Flanagan (of course); the album also has some nods to the Webb Orchestra, noteworthy for late-career blowing by 'Lockjaw' Davis. Highlights: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Good Morning Heartache (an intended and most worthy tribute to Lady Day), Miss Otis Regrets, the first encore of Some of these Days, and intended set-ender of Ella doing what she does best, scatting through Lemon Drop.



    Musicians:



    • Ella Fitzgerald (vocal)

    • Chick Webb Orchestra




    Recording: July 1973 at Carnegie Hall, New York



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I've Gotta Be Me
    2. Good Morning Heartache
    3. Miss Otis Regrets
    4. Medley: Don't Worry 'Bout Me/These Foolish Things
    5. Any Old Blues
    6. A-Tisket A-Tasket
    7. Indian Summer
    8. Smooth Sailing
    9. You Turned The Tables On Me
    10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    11. I've Got A Crush On You
    12. Medley: I Can't Get Started/The Young Man With The Horn/'Round Midnight
    13. Star Dust
    14. C Jam Blues
    15. Medley: Taking A Chance On Love/I'm In The Mood For Love
    16. Lemon Drop
    17. Some Of These Days
    18. People
    Ella Fitzgerald
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Ballads Ballads Quick View

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    Ballads

    Before this ballad album was released, John Coltrane's critics and jazz fans classed him as an 'avant-gardist', a modernist, an angry, wild young man who made his tenor saxophone scream out. Tongues wagged that free jazz could be made by just anyone who hung a horn around his neck.


    These eight ballads made people stop and listen with real pleasure. "Have you heard him? He can blow the notes properly, the pianist knows all the harmonies, and the drummer does far more than just bash!" These words were to be heard and read everywhere, in the specialist magazines, and in the jazz clubs from New York to Tokyo. All the themes are taken from the American Songbook, from musicals, and well-known numbers performed by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee among others. All of them have been performed time and time again and although the musicians played the themes for the very first time at the recording session, their interpretation was well structured while at the same time fresh and intense. With the exception of just one number, all the titles were a complete success at the very first take; but that is not merely that which underlines the high musical standard of the quartet. Fans and critics alike have continued to hold this early Impulse production in high esteem to this very day, which is certainly due to the producer Bob Thiele. But a great part of the album's success is also due to the excellent work of the recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, who has captured the intimate atmosphere with his microphones.


    Musicians:



    • John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)

    • McCoy Tyner (piano)

    • Jimmy Garrison (bass)

    • Elvin Jones (drums)


    Recording: December 1961, September and November 1962 at Englewood Cliffs, NJ, by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Bob Thiele

    1. Say It (Over And Over Again)

    2. You Don't Know What Love Is

    3. Too Young To Go Steady

    4. All Or Nothing At All

    5. I Wish I Knew

    6. What's New

    7. It's Easy To Remember

    John Coltrane
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! Quick View

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    Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!


    Fourteen numbers from the heyday of swing, composed sometime between 1930 and 1945 - played and sung time and time again in ballrooms, or on the radio to advertise biscuits or war bonds, were recorded by Ella in completely new and personal interpretations in 1961. No one should be put off by the rather unfortunate cover. Clap Hands... is absolutely top notch as regards musicality, perfect recording quality, superb accompaniment by a small ensemble, with room for improvisations; it offers a wonderful opportunity to discover something new in these evergreens, despite the occasionally banal lyrics. The songs of this recording conjure up bygone days, with listeners in the 21st century being offered a highly personal homage to one of the most successful periods in the 100-year history of jazz.


    Originally released in 1962.


    Musicians:


    Ella Fitzgerald, vocals

    Herb Ellis, guitar

    Gus Johnson, drums

    Stan Levey, drums

    Lou Levy, piano

    Wilfred Middlebrooks, bass

    Joe Mondragon, bass


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Night In Tunisia
    2. You're My Thrill
    3. My Reverie
    4. Stella My Starlight
    5. 'Round Midnite
    6. Jersey Bounce
    7. Signing Off
    8. Cry Me A River
    9. This Year's Kisses
    10. Good Morning Heartache
    11. (I Was) Born To Be Blue
    12. Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
    13. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
    14. Music Goes 'Round And 'Round
    Ella Fitzgerald
    $54.99
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  • Ella Swings Brightly & Gently With Nelson Ella Swings Brightly & Gently With Nelson Quick View

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    Ella Swings Brightly & Gently With Nelson

    Import


    2xLP Compiling Two 1962 Albums: "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson" & "Ella Swings Gently With Nelson"


    Two great original albums placed on a double vinyl. "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson" is a 1962 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by an orchestra arranged by Nelson Riddle, that won the singer a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance. The other is "Ella Swings Gently With Nelson," which Fitzgerald and Riddle also recorded and released in 1962.


    Although the accent is on ballads, several of the songs are taken at medium tempos and she swings throughout. Highlights include "Georgia on My Mind," "The Very Thought of You, "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight," "Darn That Dream" and "Body and Soul."

    LP 1: Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson
    1. When Your Lover Has Gone
    2. Don't Be That Way
    3. Love Me Or Leave Me
    4. I Hear Music
    5. What Am I Here For?

    6. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
    7. I Won't Dance
    8. I Only Have Eyes For You
    9. The Gentleman Is A Dope
    10. Mean To Me
    11. Alone Together
    12. Pick Yourself Up

    13. Call Me Darling*
    14. For You, For Me, For Evermore*


    LP 2: Ella Swings Gently With Nelson
    1. Sweet And Low
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. I Can't Get Started
    4. Street Of Dreams
    5. Imagination
    6. The Very Thought Of You
    7. It's A Blue World
    8. Darn That Dream
    9. He's Funny That Way
    10. I Wished On The Moon
    11. It's A Pity To Say Goodnight

    12. My One And Only Love
    13. Body And Soul
    14. Nice Work If You Can Get It*
    15. Someone To Watch Over Me*


    *Bonus Tracks

    Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle
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  • A Capitol Christmas A Capitol Christmas Quick View

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    A Capitol Christmas

    Celebrating 75 years of Capitol Records, A Capitol Christmas features classic Christmas tracks from Capitol's vast catalog. Artists include Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin and more! Available on 2xLP housed in a gatefold package.
    LP 1
    1. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
    2. The Christmas Waltz [Remastered]
    3. Winter Wonderland
    4. I Like A Sleighride
    5. Baby, It's Cold Outside
    6. Christmas Island

    7. The First Noel [Remastered]
    8. White Christmas [Remastered]
    9. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? [Remastered]
    10. Merry Christmas Baby
    11. Silver Bells

    12. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


    LP 2
    1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas [Remastered]
    2. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

    3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    4. The Christmas Spell [Remastered]
    5. All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
    6. (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag
    7. I'll Be Home For Christmas
    8. I'd Like You For Christmas [Remastered]

    Various Artists
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    From This Moment On

    In songs, mood and delivery, From This Moment On reveals Krall's personal ardor for that golden era of song-making, when Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and (especially) Nat King Cole were in their prime. There's an economy and confidence that speak to the maturity of Krall as a performer, and a recording artist.
    1. It Could Happen To You
    2. Isn't This A Lovely Day
    3. How Insensitive
    4. Exactly Like You
    5. From This Moment On
    6. I Was Doing Alright
    7. Little Girl Blue
    8. Day In Day Out
    9. Willow Weep For Me
    10. Come Dance With Me
    11. It Was A Beautiful Day In August / You Can Depend On Me
    Diana Krall
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  • Now It's My Turn (Pure Pleasure) Now It's My Turn (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Now It's My Turn (Pure Pleasure)

    Arguably the most adventurous female jazz singer of all time, Betty Carter was an idiosyncratic stylist and a restless improviser who pushed the limits of melody and harmony as much as any bebop horn player. The husky-voiced Carter was capable of radical, off-the-cuff re-workings of whatever she sang, abruptly changing tempos and dynamics, or rearranging the lyrics into distinctive, off-the-beat rhythmic patterns. She could solo for 20 minutes, scat at lightning speed, or drive home an emotion with wordless, bluesy moans and sighs. She wasn't quite avant-garde, but she was definitely 'out'. Yet as much as Carter was fascinated by pure, abstract sound, she was also a sensitive lyric interpreter when she chose, a tender and sensual ballad singer sometimes given to suggestive asides. Her wild unpredictability kept her marginalized for much of her career, and she never achieved the renown of peers like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, or Carmen McRae. What was more, her exacting musical standards and assertive independence limited her recorded output somewhat. But Carter stuck around long enough to receive her proper due; her unwillingness to compromise eventually earned her the respect of the wider jazz audience, and many critics regarded her as perhaps the purest jazz singer active in the '80s and '90s.



    Musicians:



    • Betty Carter (vocal)

    • John Hicks (piano)

    • Walter Booker (bass)

    • Unknown (drums)



    Recording: March and June 1976 at Sound Ideas Studio C by Joe Ferla

    Production: Fred Bailin




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Music Maestro, Please
    2. Swing Brother Swing
    3. I Was Telling Him About You
    4. Wagon Wheels
    5. New Blues (You Purr)
    6. Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love
    7. Making Dreams Come True

    8. Open the Door
    9. Just Friends
    10. Star Eyes
    11. No More Words
    Betty Carter
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  • Elf: Music From The Motion Picture Elf: Music From The Motion Picture Quick View

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    Elf: Music From The Motion Picture

    1st Time EVER Available On LP!


    RIAA GOLD Certified ELF Soundtrack has scanned over 680K RTD...and continues to scan 50K each Holiday Season, 12 years after it's original
    release. The soundtrack features holiday standards (Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow -Lena Horne and Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald, & many more), Classic
    tracks (Nothing From Nothing - Billy Preston, Pennies From Heaven - Louis Prima & more), as well as Baby It's Cold Outside - Leon Redbone &
    Zooey Deschanel, which is not available on any other release.

    1. Jingle Bells - Jim Reeves
    2. Baby It's Cold Outside - Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel
    3. Sleigh Ride / Santa Claus Party - Les Baxter Feat. Ferrante & Teicher
    4. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Lena Horne
    5. Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald
    6. Pennies From Heaven - Louis Prima
    7. Nothing From Nothing - Billy Preston
    8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Eddy Arnold
    9. Winter Wonderland - Leon Redbone
    10. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
    11. Christmas Island - Leon Redbone
    12. The Nutcracker Suite - Brian Setzer
    Various Artists
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  • Soul Eyes Soul Eyes Quick View

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    Soul Eyes

    Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will release her debut full-length album Soul Eyes on Blue Note Records. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), the album touches upon soul and pop while channeling her jazz influences as well as her Nashville upbringing. Kandace counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them.


    Kandace's journey to discovering her uniqueness didn't happen overnight. In fact, her 2014 self-titled debut EP had a decidedly contemporary R&B/hip-hop bent with production by Pop & Oak (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miguel). The EP was incredibly well-received and led to performances on Late Show With David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as appearances at the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals.


    Kandace was dubbed a "suave songstress" (Wall Street Journal), "a versatile and vital artist" (Afropunk), and "a vocal force to be reckoned with" (Okayplayer). Essence Magazine named her a New & Next artist and Interview Magazine made her their Music Discovery, writing that while "Hearing the word jazz might revert a listener's thoughts to the music of yesteryear...Up-and-comer Kandace Springs aims to change this notion. The singer, songwriter, and pianist blends elements of soul, jazz, and pop, producing a unique and modern twist on the genre that appeals to young and old listeners alike."


    As amazing an experience as that was, as Kandace got ready to record her album she couldn't shake the feeling that she wasn't yet singing her true self. Conversations with her longtime producers Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers led to soul searching and rethinking her musical direction. Also during this period, Kandace attracted the attention of Prince, who heard her makeover of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" on the website Okayplayer. The music icon invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. "He encouraged me a lot before I recorded this new record, especially during the time in which I was trying to figure out my sound," Kandace says. "He told me that I needed to do what comes naturally to me. He was absolutely right."


    For Soul Eyes, Kandace continued working closely with Rogers and Sturken, but they also recruited Klein to help the singer bring out her distinctive artistic traits. "Larry wanted me to be free in the studio," she recalls. "I've been through a lot of other sessions in which the producer tries to take control of your sound. Larry was just like, 'Go in and play what you feel.' That ultimately led to the best outcome; he captured this record perfectly."


    Klein praises Kandace as a "natural." "In this era, in which flash and hunger for fame is often equated with talent, she's that rare person who sings and plays because that is what she needs to do in life," he says. "When I first heard Kandace, I was sold after hearing one song. Her smoky voice coupled with a sense of phrasing way beyond her years, and her angular way of accompanying herself on piano grabbed me right away."


    The eleven songs contained on Soul Eyes are a mix of Kandace's originals and co-writes as well as the jazz classic "Soul Eyes" and songs by Jesse Harris, Shelby Lynne, War, and others. The album features Kandace's playing piano alongside an illustrious cast of musicians that includes trumpeter Terence Blanchard, guitarists Dean Parks and Jesse Harris, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, organist Pete Kuzma, bassist Dan Lutz, percussionist Pete Korpela.

    1. Talk To Me
    2. Soul Eyes feat. Terence Blanchard
    3. Place To Hide
    4. Thought It Would Be Easier
    5. Novocaine Heart
    6. Neither Old Nor Young
    7. Too Good Too Last feat. Terence Blanchard
    8. Fall Guy
    9. The World Is A Ghetto
    Kandace Springs
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    Ella: Accentuate The Positive

    Violinist Regina Carter celebrates the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald.

    A hundred years after her birth, there are still plenty of lessons to be learned from listening to Ella Fitzgerald. But that's not the only takeaway that Regina Carter has gleaned from Ella's storied career. On her new album, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, the virtuoso violinist reveals the many aspects of Fitzgerald that have influenced her own remarkable path in music. That translates to an album that avoids the more obvious song choices in favor of more obscure though no less rewarding tunes from deep inside Ella's bountiful catalogue. Instead of trying to echo Fitzgerald's own choices and arrangements, or attempting the near-impossible task of evoking her beloved voice on the violin, Carter has done what has always set her apart - followed her own dauntless instincts, resulting in a singular new take on both familiar and hidden classics.

    Carter's enchantment with Ella Fitzgerald continued from childhood into adulthood and she grew to realize how much technique and virtuosity were involved in producing a sound so warm and inviting. The ability to spark that connection was central to Carter's choice of songs for Ella: Accentuate the Positive. From the gospel-tinged performance on the opening Ac-cen-tchu-ate the Positive to the airily funky arrangement of Crying in the Chapel and the bluesy take on I'll Never Be Free that sets the tone for the slinky groove of All My Live.

    Regina Carter draws from a diverse well of influences that include classical, jazz, Motown swing, funk, and world music among others. Over a span of more than two decades, she has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz, thanks to a string of highly acclaimed solo and collaborative recordings, a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and a relentless tour schedule that has taken her to all corners of the globe. She has performed with a variety of high-profile jazz and pop artists including Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, Max Roach and Oliver Lake. A master of improvisational jazz violin, Carter's performances highlight the often overlooked potential of the jazz violin for its lyric, melodic and percussive potential.

    LP 1
    1. Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
    2. Crying In The Chapel
    3. I'll Never Be Free
    4. All My Life


    LP 2
    1. Dedicated To You
    2. Reach For Tomorrow
    3. Undecided
    4. Judy
    5. I'll Chase The Blues Away

    Regina Carter
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    Tribute To 2 (Pre-Order)

    My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James returns with Tribute To 2, a collection of cover songs that reverberate with
    hope and blur the boundaries of time and genre. James interprets songs made famous by a wide variety of artists
    including songs from from The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Dianne Izzo, Ray Noble and Al Bowlly, Elvis Presley,
    Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Abey Lincoln and Ella Fitzgerald.
    1. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
    2. Baby Don't Go
    3. Wild Honey
    4. Midnight, the Stars and You
    5. Crying in the Chapel
    6. Funny How Time Slips Away
    7. Love is the Sweetest Thing
    8. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    9. Lucky Man
    10. The World is Falling Down
    11. Blue Skies
    Jim James
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    Goodbye To Love

    Pressed On Translucent Gold Vinyl


    A sultry and sophisticated songbird. The ultra-rare debut and sole output of a wondrous and mysterious vocalist, perfectly accompanied by guitar icon Barney Kessel. An Early Stereo marvel from the original 1959 tapes!


    Kessel was a jazz pioneer -- as one of the leading lights of the hard-bop movement, his jazz guitar was legendary, and he was ranked the No. 1 guitarist in Down Beat and Playboy for numerous years. He played with Sonny Rollins and Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald as well as leading his own super-tight group. On albums such as The Poll Winners, Kessel defined the bop style with a jazz power trio, creating a body of work that made him a legend.


    Not much is known of Thompson -- even though the record's a long-time crate digger classic, she remains a mystery. But her stunning voice will knock you out -- sounding like the precedent of singers like Karen Carpenter, her no-nonsense, emotion-soaked singing carries marvelously a collection of standards including Stormy Weather and Body And Soul. Kessel's remarkable playing provides a sparkling backing for her vocals. The album has been pressed onto gold vinyl and wrapped in a restored sleeve that captures the beauty of the era.


    Claudia Thompson has a perfectly tuned, and wildly dramatic voice. Picture a female Chet Baker; you'll have to hear it to believe it.

    1. Some Of These Days
    2. Body And Soul
    3. If I Should Lose You
    4. Stormy Weather
    5. I'm Through With Love
    6. The Morning After
    7. Goodbye
    8. Blue Prelude
    9. You Call It Madness
    10. Fan Me
    11. I Was Yours
    12. Gloomy Sunday
    Claudia Thompson
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