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mike_decock

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Since I started watching a lot of classic movies on TCM, I'm becoming increasingly fond of the music from that era. Currently I'm really enjoying the following:

Doris Day
Bing Crosby
Perry Como
June Christy
Mel Torme
Ella Fitzgerald
Louis Armstrong

Can any of you good folks recommend some more artists from this era to check out. It's mostly the vocal pop/jazz standards that I really dig. Diana Krall and others are continuing the tradition today, but I want to hear more of the originals.

-Mike...
 

Kelly V

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Mike, check out some of these artists!


Lena Horne
Chet Baker
Sarah Vaughan
Della Reese
Billie Holliday
Rosemary Cloony
Peggy Lee
Dean Martin
...also on the new train in that tradition
Stacy Kent
Dianne Reeves
Nora Jones
Gillian Welch (in the O Brother Tradition)
Alicia Kidjo (for the International version)
Patricia Kaas
Holy Cole

Hope you enjoy some of my suggestions!

:b
 

mike_decock

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Thank you Kelly! Thank you Peter! My wish list is getting scary big but what the heck. I've got some Holly Cole which I like and Norah Jones was added to my wish list a few weeks ago.

-Mike...
 

Frank_S

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I picked up a vinyl pressing of "Tony Bennett, Live at Carnegie Hall". It is a super recording from 1962, highly recommended, a must for Tony Bennett fans. :)
 

Greg_Y

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I know some people don't like compilations, but I have to recommend the Music To Watch Girls By series. They are distributed in the UK and there are 3 volumes so far, each 2 CDs. You can see the track listings at www.amazon.co.uk. Even if you don't intend to buy them, you can use them as a springboard to find artists that you do enjoy.
 

Rachael B

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Nat King Cole Trio. As if Nat wasn't talented enough, his guitarist was brilliant too. His guitarist really set the standard for jazz guitar and this was in the 1940's. Their 40's music is amazing!
 

Rachael B

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Mike, we haven't got an offical flag yet. It's Polezannia, BTW. I was thinking in terms of purple and day-glo orange stripes with a green field where the blue one is on the U.S. flag. In the middle of the green field would be my picture. Polezannian coins will all bear the words, "in Rachael we trust". Mi es la Presedente...there are perks that come with the job!;) Recuredos de Rachael!
 

Gary_E

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The Manhattan Transfer do very good renditions from that era, many of the songs being little known gems that really grow on you. Check them out, you'll be pleased.
-Gary
 

mike_decock

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To all of the above:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I've heard "of" most of these artists and you've saved me a lot of time/money by pointing me in the right direction. I really appreciate it!

-Mike...
 

Ken Garrison

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I like,

Roy Orbison
Neil Sedaka
CCR
Marty Robbins

And a lot of the old music from the 50s and the 60s. Listening to Buck Owens as I type this Reply. LOL I'm 19 and I have a very interesting taste in music.
 

Tim Hoover

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Oh yeah, I forgot about Buck Owens. Good call, Ken!

Check out Mark Lanegan's "I'll Take Care Of You" album, as it's a covers album full of choice nuggets from 40's and 50's folk and blues. The great thing is that Lanegan sings the songs like he OWNS them! Truly frightening and wonderful stuff...
 

Rachael B

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:) :) Mike actually the idea behind Polezannia was to cross Poland with Tasmania. I had heard the Klaatu album way back when but had forgotten about it. Could of been in the back of my mind...? Best wishes!
 

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