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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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
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  • From This Moment On From This Moment On Quick View

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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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  • 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.


    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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  • High Voltage High Voltage Quick View

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    High Voltage

    When in January, 1970 Count Basie entered the studio with his 17-piece big band to record "High Voltage", he ushered in the last full decade as bandleader of his Orchestra. The Orchestra had left it's imprint on the sixties by recording with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. There would be more great albums with star vocalists in the seventies, but the band's purely instrumental works, which had begun in 1965, would also continue. Back then Basie had engaged acclaimed Cuban composer/arranger Chico O'Farrill to arrange the music for such concept albums as "Basie Meets Bond" and "Basie's Beatle Bag", transforming them into crossover gems. On "High Voltage" O'Farrill demonstrates his affinity to Basie's big band sound, this time with a repertoire of standards.


    For this album, Basie specifically chose pieces the band had never recorded in their more than 30-year existence. This is saying something, since the band covers such an impressive span of jazz history, from the beginning of the swing era to the bop-influenced bands of the 50's on through to the present album. The Count's new drummer Harold Jones propels Fred Fisher's "Chicago" with a tremendous drive. The Rogers and Hart classic "Have You Met Miss Jones" features beguilingly dense deep-register horn lines and an almost languorous piano, and Eric Dixon's tasty flute solo spices up "The Lady Is A Tramp". With its smoky sophistication, Eddie Lockjaw Davis' Tenor dominates "Bewitched", whereas guest trumpeter Joe Newman's muted tongue-in-cheek solo highlights "Day In Day Out". Of course, Basie himself also steps forward: for instance, on the Fats Waller-like intro to "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", and with the playful grace notes on "If I Were A Bell"." Reminiscent of the Las Vegas shows the band performed with Frank Sinatra, "Get Me To The Church On Time" is also a masterful dialogue between the horn sections.

    1. Chicago
    2. Have You Met Miss Jones
    3. The Lady Is A Tramp
    4. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
    5. Bewitched
    6. Day In Day Out
    7. Get Me To The Church On Time
    8. When Sonny Gets Blue
    9. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    10. Together
    11. If I Were A Bell
    12. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    The Count Basie Orchestra
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  • Ella & Louis (Pre-Order) Ella & Louis (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Ella & Louis (Pre-Order)

    Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong present Ella & Louis. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    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
    Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
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  • Like Someone In Love (Pre-Order) Like Someone In Love (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Like Someone In Love (Pre-Order)

    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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  • Mack The Knife Mack The Knife Quick View

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    Mack The Knife

    It's no wonder that Ella Fitzgerald was one of the biggest pop stars of her day - her exquisite voice never fails to make listeners feel good. Her live performances are legendary and Ella in Berlin captures one of the greatest displays of jazz vocal improvisation in concert. Including her amazing rendition of Mack the Knife, this recording showcases the virtuosity of Ella at the peak of her performing process.


    Recorded February 13, 1960 in West Berlin.

    Side 1
    1 Gone With The Wind

    2 Misty

    3 The Lady Is A Tramp

    4 The Man I Love

    5 Summertime


    Side 2
    1 Too Darn Hot

    2 Lorelei

    3 Mack The Knife

    4 How High The Moon

    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • Ella And Louis Again Ella And Louis Again Quick View

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    Ella And Louis Again

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

     

    There isn't much one can say about an album whose title is Ella And Louis Again. The "again" obviously means they've already done one album together and beyond that, what can you say about two people like Ella and Louis? I doubt that there's anyone today who loves music, who doesn't know Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. The backing, with the Oscar Peterson Trio and Louis Bellson substituting for Buddy Rich, remains, as in the first album, quiet, discreet, swinging.


    "Once again (so to speak) Pops and the First Lady of Song seem to be singing in the room, right before your eyes. (When I recently played Ella & Louis for a friend who's a prominent jazz critic, he literally gasped and afterward likened the experience to "an acid trip.") ... their shivering cruise through 'Autumn in New York,' on Ella & Louis Again, is one of those essential artifacts of American civilization." - Fred Kaplan, www.stereophile.com, Aug. 10, 2012


    "...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



    Originally released in 1957.

     

    Musicians: 


    • Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals

    • Ella Fitzgerald, vocals

    • Louie Bellson, drums

    • Ray Brown, bass

    • Herb Ellis, guitar

    • Oscar Peterson, piano


    1. Don't Be That Way
    2. Makin' Woopee
    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
    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    $49.99
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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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  • At The Opera House At The Opera House Quick View

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    At The Opera House

    Import


    Stereo & Mono Issues


    Live October 1957

    LP1
    1. It's All Right With Me
    2. Don'cha Go 'Way Mad
    3. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
    4. These Foolish Things
    5. Ill Wind
    6. Goody Goody
    7. Moonlight In Vermont
    8. Them There Eyes
    9. Stompin' At The Savoy


    LP2
    1. It's All Right With Me
    2. Don'cha Go 'Way Mad
    3. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
    4. These Foolish Things
    5. Ill Wind
    6. Goody Goody
    7. Moonlight In Vermont
    8. Stompin' At The Savoy
    9. Oh, Lady Be Good

    Ella Fitzgerald
    $22.99
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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.



    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
    $44.99
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.



    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
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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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.

    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
    $49.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Together (Awaiting Repress)

    Import


    Ella & Louis - Together, Gatefold Set

    LP 1


    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


    LP 2


    1. Cheek To Cheek
    2. The Nearness Of You
    3. April In Paris
    4. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
    5. Don't Be That Way
    6. They All Laughed
    7. Autumn In New York
    8. Stompin' At The Savoy

    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    $34.99
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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
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    A Capitol Christmas (Awaiting Repress)

    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
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Interludes

    180 Gram 45rpm Double Vinyl


    Pressed at Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman


    The unique sultry jazz vocalist from the Los Angeles area turns up the wattage on Interludes, starting with the opening selection How Long Has This Been Going On a capella. Just One Of Those Things employs a creative Bill Cunliffe arrangement - Stanley is heard during one chorus having brief duets with bassist Chuck Berghofer, guitarist John Chiodini and pianist/arranger Bill Cunliffe before the full group joins in. Other tuneful highlights include Black Velvet, More Than You Know, and Boulevard of Broken Dreams.


    The lowdown and rockish Whole Lotta Love and the always eerie Last Tango In Paris find Stanley putting timeless feeling into more contemporary songs. Great guest artists such as Hendrick Meurkens on harmonica appear on Don't Explain, and Stanley begets a fine swing on Nice 'n' Easy and a sweet and lush interpretation on Duke Ellington's In A Sentimental Mood. Her interlude concludes with a heartfelt duet with guitarist Chiodini on I'm A Fool To Want You, that's full of longing and desire.


    A former USA amateur ballroom dance Pro/Am champion, Lyn Stanley's unique voice has been described as beautiful, Rich in low tones, with phrasing and storytelling that makes her music very personal. Her dancing background adds a feel few artists can deliver. LA Jazz radio personality, Bubba Jackson, describes her as the real deal - she has brought the songstress back to jazz! She was discovered by world-class jazz legend, pianist Paul Smith best known as Ella Fitzgerald's accompanist/conductor. Stanley has become known for her lush low notes, beautiful intonation, rich interpretations, and phrasing.


    Her flawless intonation and sumptuous warmth combine with a full bodied resonance throughout her extensive range. Her lyrics - precisely enunciated, perfectly phrased and vividly rhythmic - tell her stories not only through the words, but in the emotional content with which she sings them, and with a grace and sensuality that coats every syllable she sings with a fluidity that is simply mesmerizing.

    1. How Long Has This Been Going On?
    2. Just One Of Those Things
    3. Whole Lotta Love
    4. More Than You Know
    5. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
    6. Nice 'n Easy
    7. Black Velvet
    8. In A Sentimental Mood
    9. It's Crazy
    10. Don't Explain
    11. Last Tango In Paris
    12. The Island
    13. I Was A Little Too Lonely
    14. I'm A Fool To Want You
    Lyn Stanley
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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