Priceless Jazz: More Billie Holiday (1998)
Recorded between 1944 and 1949. Includes liner notes by Jim Macnie.
When Holiday cut these sides for Decca and Commodore Records in the mid-'40s, she had already been hailed as perhaps the greatest jazz vocalist to ever grace a microphone. Even ...
Cappella Doo Wop
Vocal quartet creates interesting a cappella doo wop versions of pop songs, including Prince's "When Doves Cry," Bruce Springsteen's "Factory" & Peter Townsend's "My Generation".
Recorded at Full Sail, Winter Park, Florida; Lawnmower Studios and Garden Supply, Pasadena, California between ...
Love from Echo Park (2000)
a cappella doo wop vocal quartet pays tribute to Echo Park, the cultural & racial melting pot in Los Angeles where doo wop originated - they break some new ground by doing a reggae version of "One Love/Stir It Up" ...
||Harmony Sweepstakes a Cappella Festival: 2000 National Finals (2000) |
the latest volume in this popular series features top vocal groups from around the country at this prestigious event; includes 18 songs by Live Wire, Toxic Audio, Exboyfriends, Chapter 6 & last year's champs, Naturally Seven
Recorded in San Rafael, ...
Coats Collection (2000)
Compilation producers include: Bill Gibson, Jamie Dieveney, The Coats.
group formerly known as the Trenchcoats are one of the most popular contemporary a cappella groups performing today; formed in 1987, they have built up a large following of fans, and this ...
||Harmony Sweepstakes 1997 (1997) |
Features the best of the new a cappella groups on 17 tracks including SoVoSo, DaVinci's Notebook, Power Graffiti Tribe, This Side Up, Five O'Clock Shadow, Kickshaw, M-Pact.
Recording information: Marin Veteran's Civic Auditorium, San Rafael, CA (05/10/1997).
||Voices Only: A Capella Originals (1996) |
Track Listing: Bed of Nails; Whisper When I Speak; Girl Is Good, The; Secret Part of Me; Johnny; Cappella in Acapulco, A; Una Forma Mas; You Win; I've Been Waiting; Prayer; Change; Easter Island Head; When We Start to Sing; Cappell O Blues, A; Palm Sunday; Shaman;
So Vo So (1997)
6-voice a cappella ensemble presents 14 tracks that are tight, soulful & a whole lotta fun, feat. special guest Edgardo Cambon
Recording information: DKS Productions, Hayward, CA; Tomland, Concord, CA.
Unknown Contributor Role: Rhiannon.
Arrangers: Dave Worm; Melanie Rath; Patrick Sturgis; Frank ...
Truth & Other Stories (1998)
9 tracks from highly imaginative a cappella sextet, singing a compelling mix of jazz, R&B, gospel, world, pop & improvisational music - they're tight, soulful & a whole lotta fun
Principally recorded at DKS Studios, Hayward, California.
Engineers: Don Turney, Gary ...
||Harmony Sweepstakes 1998 (1998) |
6th annual release of the results of the Harmony Sweepstakes feat. a cappella groups from around the world inc. Metropolis, +4db, Heebeejeebees, Blind Man's Bluff, Ball In The House, Acapelians, Cool Shooz, City Lights & So-Vo-So
Performers include: Metropolis, +4db, ...
||Just 4 Kicks|
All in Good Time (2000)
a cappella vocal jazz quartet is mostly influenced by the brilliant vocal jazz groups of the 1950s & '60s, most notably the Four Freshmen and Lambert, Hendrix & Ross - this exhuberant, adventurous album contains interpretations of a variety of ...
Say You Love Me (2000)
album originally released in Japan contains 7 songs never released in the U.S.; dynamic & fresh vocal a cappella versions of "My Cherie Amour," "Shenandoah" & "White Christmas" appear alongside powerful originals
Recorded at Sound Techniques, Boston, Massachusetts.
Personnel: Yumiko Matsuoka ...
Starlit Hour (1989)
Most Ella Fitzgerald compilations focus on her later years as one of the grande dames of jazz vocals, but STARLIT HOUR is devoted to her late '30s work with the Chick Webb Orchestra and the big bands Fitzgerald led after ...
||Comedian Harmonists (1999) Remastered|
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Simon Hayworth (Chop 'Em Out).
If you're looking for something off the beaten path, have we got a CD for you. This is a collection of performances so fundamentally weird that standard rock criticism fails ...
Everything's Coming Up Rosie (1977)
Rosemary Clooney's first album for the Concord label set the standard for her work of the next 20 years. Long associated with middle-of-the-road pop music, Clooney really excelled in the jazz-oriented settings with the Concord All Stars. Although she does ...
Tribute to Billie Holiday (1978)
This CD reissue of Rosemary Clooney's third Concord album (which was originally titled Here's to My Lady) is one of her best. Clooney sings ten songs associated with Billie Holiday, and she is in prime form on such numbers as ...
Rosemary Clooney Sings the Songs of Ira Gershwin (1979)
Ira Gershwin himself approved of this record. Rosemary Clooney sings ten of his classic sets of lyrics, including eight songs written in collaboration with his brother George; the exceptions are "Long Ago and Far Away" (music by Jerome Kern) and ...
Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Cole Porter (1982)
All of Rosemary Clooney's Concord albums are easily recommended to jazz listeners, for although she is not an improviser herself (preferring to state melodies fairly straight but with sincere feeling and a light swing), Clooney has featured top mainstream soloists ...
An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Torme (1982)
Pianist George Shearing and singer Mel Tormé would match together perfectly every time they shared the stage; the mutual respect they had for each other was as obvious as the fact that they had very complementary styles. This CD, their ...
You're Lookin' at Me: A Collection of Nat King Cole Songs (1983)
Carmen McRae's tribute to Nat King Cole (which predated the late-'80s revival of Cole's music) has its strong and weak points. She wisely adds Cole's former guitarist John Collins to her regular trio and picked some fine material (including "I'm ...
An Evening At Charlie's (1983)
Mel Tormé and pianist George Shearing had recorded together twice for Concord prior to this live set; both dates (An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé and Top Drawer) gave Shearing top billing. For their third outing, the dynamic ...
Rosemary Clooney Sings Ballads (1985)
Rosemary Clooney continued her string of jazz sets for Concord in 1985 with this lyrical program. Clooney interprets ten ballads with the assistance of tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, cornetist Warren Vaché, guitarist Ed Bickert, pianist John Oddo (her musical director), ...
||Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass / Mel Torme|
Mel Torme, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass (1986)
This was a very logical matchup that came out as well on record as it looked on paper. Valve trombonist/arranger Rob McConnell has long led one of the top mainstream jazz big bands, while Mel Tormé blossomed into one of ...
Rosemary Clooney Sings the Lyrics of Johnny Mercer (1987)
Like any number of '50s-era popular singers, Rosemary Clooney had a second late-stage career as a jazz cabaret artist. In her case it veered more towards the jazz side than the cabaret since she was always such a musicial singer ...
Vintage Year (1988)
Singer Mel Tormé and pianist George Shearing make a perfect team, bringing out the best in each other. With the assistance of bassist John Leitham and drummer Donny Osborne, the swinging, witty duo performs a variety of standards, including Noël ...