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Etta Jones - Dont Go To Strangers (1960/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Etta Jones
Title: Dont Go To Strangers
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, American Popular Song, Standards
Label: © Prestige Records/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1960/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:41:04
Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; June 21, 1960
Remastered: 2006, Rudy Van Gelder, Van Gelder Studio


After paying dues for over 15 years, Etta Jones (1928-2001) became an overnight sensation with the release of this, her first Prestige album. While the title song was the catalyst that fueled the singer’s belated discovery, not to mention one of the few singles released by an independent jazz label of the period to attain gold record status, the remaining nine tracks give equal evidence of the spontaneous phrasing and deep emotional commitment that allowed Jones to excel with such rare consistency. Blending the influences of Billie Holiday and more blues-centered vocalists, and supported by an exceptional quintet featuring Frank Wess and Richard Wyands, Jones turned Don’t Go to Strangers into the cornerstone of a career that would see her produce six more Prestige albums in the Sixties, and that kept her among the jazz vocal elite for the next four decades.
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Emily West - All For You (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Emily West
Title: All For You
Genre: Pop
Label: © Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 37:13
Recorded: 2015


Emily West's first release with Sony Masterworks, and her first after finishing as runner-up on the 2014 season of America's Got Talent, All for You opens with a refined cover of Sia's "Chandelier," a song she performed on the talent competition show. Other covers from the show include the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satan," the Phil Phillips classic "Sea of Love," and Roy Orbison's "You Got It." Tenderly delivered, and mostly piano/keys- and strings-accompanied ballads, West leaves behind the country of her early releases and opts for a more classic pop vocal delivery. She's joined by Cyndi Lauper on a duet version of "True Colors," and the album's four original tunes include the Billie Holiday-haunted "Fallen," co-written with K.S. Rhoads (Kris Allen, Katie Herzig). --AllMusic Review by Marcy Donelson
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Elle King - Love Stuff (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Elle King
Title: Love Stuff
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 39:04
Recorded: 2014–15

Existing at the intersection of the two major retro-roots movements of the new millennium -- the beehived, swinging '60s soul of Amy Winehouse and the bluesy roar of the White Stripes -- Elle King's debut, Love Stuff, feels like a record that should've happened prior to 2015. Surprisingly, King is the only musician to mine this territory but she's not quite stuck in the past, whether that means the 20th century source or the canny revivals of Winehouse and Jack White. She knows enough to thread in some echoes of the big-footed folk stomp of Mumford & Sons (not to mention a banjo she proudly brandishes in all her publicity material), a sound that comes to a crest on "America's Sweetheart." There, King claims she's not America's Sweetheart and she spends a good chunk of Love Stuff putting on those aggressive airs, swanning about like a spunky spitfire, a mean girl who goes where the devil don't go. A little of this rough-and-tumble schtick goes a long way, as do King's occasionally overheated vocals -- she works hard to prove she's tough and her eager swagger proves exhausting over the long haul. That said, what works on Love Stuff has considerable charm. When King walks a fine line between rock crunch and soul testifying, there's some fire: the swinging fuzz of "Ex's & Oh's," the spooky slow-grind of "Under the Influence," the blues stumble of "Last Damn Night" and "Jackson," where she ties all these sounds together. Such highlights suggests that when Elle King doesn't have to try so hard to prove her bona fides, she might wind up with a record that's hard to deny. For now, she merely has a promising debut on her hands. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Easy Living (1986/2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass
Title: Easy Living
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Standards, Traditional Pop
Label: © Pablo Records / Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1986/2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:04:46
Recorded: February 25,28, 1986 at Group IV Recording Studios Los Angeles, California.

Originally released in 1986, this gorgeous duet album paired two titans of jazz: the silken-voiced Ella Fitzgerald and guitar master Joe Pass. The two move through this set of standards with seemingly telepathic interplay and sensitivity.
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Electric Light Orchestra - Face the Music (1975/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Title: Face the Music
Genre: Rock, Art Rock, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
Label: © Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1975/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 36:28
Recorded: May–June 1975 Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany


Face the Music is the fifth studio album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), and features a new line-up following their previous studio album, Eldorado.
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Electric Light Orchestra - Electric Light Orchestra II (1973/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Title: Electric Light Orchestra II (ELO 2)
Genre: Rock, Art Rock, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
Label: © Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1973/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 41:37
Recorded: May – October 1972, Air Studios, London

ELO 2 is the second album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1973. In the US the album was released as Electric Light Orchestra II and is sometimes known as ELO II. It was also the last album to be released by the band under the Harvest label.
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Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado (1974/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Title: Eldorado: A Symphony by the Electric Light Orchestra
Genre: Rock, Art Rock, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
Label: © Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1974/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 39:13
Recorded: February – August 1974 De Lane Lea Studios, London, United Kingdom

Eldorado (sometimes known as Eldorado – A Symphony by the Electric Light Orchestra) is the fourth studio album by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1974.
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