|The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World
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Actually, the title should be "Greatest Jazz Concerts" because this 3-CD set features two legendary nights from Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic series! Includes Memories of You Clark Terry, Benny Carter & Zoot Sims; Moonglow; Sweet Georgia Brown Coleman Hawkins & Oscar Peterson Trio; C Jam Blues Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter & Coleman Hawkins; Stormy Monday T-Bone Walker, Clark Terry & Johnny Hodges; Satin Doll; Prelude to a Kiss Duke Ellington Orchestra; Someday My Prince Will Come Oscar Peterson Trio; Don't Be That Way; It's Only a Paper Moon; Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Ella Fitzgerald & Jimmy Jones Trio, and more, 38 in all.
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Brand: Surfdog Records Ada
This live, double disc collection is the first and only compilation package on the market. It spans Setzer's entire 25 year career, from the Stray Cats to the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and includes the hits "Rock This Town", "Stray Cat Strut", "Rumble In Brighton", "I Won't Stand In Your Way", and Grammy Award winning songs such as "Jump Jive An' Wail", "Sleepwalk", and "Caravan".
|Blue Yule / Various
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Includes Santa Claus Baby Voices; Christmas Blues Canned Heat; Merry Christmas Lightnin' Hopkins; Merry Christmas Baby Charles Brown & Band, and more.
Blue Yule is without question one of the hippest collections of rhythm & blues Christmas music ever assembled. The disc boasts the likes of Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker, the gospel-powered Pilgrim Travelers, and Johnny and Edgar Winter, as well as the likes of Detroit Junior ("Christmas Day") and Canned Heat ("Christmas Blues"). Lengthy even by contemporary CD standards, this 18-tracker also includes Charles Brown, Big Jack Johnson, Roy Milton, and the inscrutable Lightnin' Hopkins wishing you both "Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year." But perhaps the set's greatest gift is also it's strangest--Sonny Boy Williamson's "Santa Claus," a rousing midtempo blues-rocker with a biting harp break and weird, funky lyrics about Sonny Boy going through his wife's drawers. --Martin Keller
|Hipsters' Holiday: Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics
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Christmas jazz vocals and R&B sides featuring many of the biggest names in the business from the '40s, '50s, and '60s.
Listen to Hipster's Holiday and you'll feel like you just spent Christmas in the coolest nightclub on Earth. "Silent Night" swings in Tim Fuller's Vegas-lounge setting while Lambert, Hendricks & Ross lay on the playful jazz vocals in "Deck Us All with Boston Charlie" and John Greer dictates that "We Wanna See Santa Claus Do the Mambo." And so it goes, 18 totally hip tracks with lots of dancing opportunities--and some comic relief from Pearl Bailey with "Five Pound Box of Money" and Eartha Kitt from 1953, making history with her now classic "Santa Baby." The showstopper, however, in a lineup that exudes cool, from Miles Davis and Lionel Hampton to the Marquees, Lena Horne, and Mabel Scott, comes from Louis Armstrong and his Commanders. Their romping versions of "Cool Yule" and "'Zat You, Santa Claus" are must-hears for any kid. Armstrong again conquers with his All Stars in a lively panoramic view of "Christmas Night in Harlem." If this dynamo set can't jump-start your holiday season, your battery might be dead for good. --Martin Keller
|Northern Exposure: Music From The Television Series (1990-95 Television Series)
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Brand: NORTHERN EXPOSURE
Includes Theme from Northern Exposure David Schwartz; Jolie Louise Daniel Landis; At Last Etta James; Hip Hug-Her Booker T. & the MGs; Embhaceni Miriam Makeba, and more.
|Ella Fitzgerald Christmas Collection
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Make your spirits bright with this timeless Christmas collection from The First Lady of Song, featuring "Sleigh Ride" and "Jingle Bells."
1. Sleigh Ride
2. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
3. Jingle Bells
4. Winter Wonderland
5. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
6. Frosty The Snowman
7. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
8. Christmas Island
9. White Christmas
10. The Christmas Song
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12. We Three Kings of Orient Are/O Little Town of Bethlehem
13. Good Morning Blues
14. The Secret of Christmas
15. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
|Collectors Series: Louis Prima
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Capitol Collectors Series by Louis Prima
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Band leader and lounge kingpin Louis Prima will be best be known for the classic, "Just a Gigolo," immortalized by David Lee Roth for a whole new generation of swingers. But Prima's output went much further: in his day he recorded for Capitol, acted in a movie or two, even owned a golf course. Prima's genius is infectious: lounge, swing, and Dixieland all fuse together into medleys that are fun, dance-worthy, and upbeat. Prima's duets with Keely Smith are the obvious highlights here: "That Ol' Black Magic," "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!," and "I've Got You Under My Skin" are essential Prima tracks. Sure, the cheese factor occasionally runs high, but it is a fun trip. --Jason Verlinde
- Louis Prima Collectors Series CD
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Brand: Hooker, John Lee
Iconic 1971 2LP set on 1CD. Hooker's heavy blues jams feat Jesse Ed Davis, Jim Gordon & Carl Radle, produced by Bill Szymczyk
- Rock music CD
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|Cruisin 1959 / Various
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With Hunter Hancock, KGFJ Los Angeles. What a way to close out the '50s! Includes Sixteen Candles Crests; Sea of Love Phil Phillips; Kansas City Wilbert Harrison; Personality Lloyd Price, and more.