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Jazz Singers 1919-94
Various Artists
Jazz Singers 1919-94
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Broadway & Vocalists, Gospel
 
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #5

Singing begot jazz. Sure, that's a vast oversimplification, but there's probably no better way to say it. The voice as the foundation and essential instrument of jazz's evolution is expansively presented in this five-CD bo...  more »

      
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Singing begot jazz. Sure, that's a vast oversimplification, but there's probably no better way to say it. The voice as the foundation and essential instrument of jazz's evolution is expansively presented in this five-CD box set compiled by Robert O'Meally, biographer of Billie Holiday. His goal, he writes in an accompanying 100-page booklet, is to show the sweep and the development of jazz singing in all its permutations, including blues, bebop, and scat, from the greatest figures--Bessie Smith, Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Jon Hendricks­-to smaller or newer gems like Mildred Bailey and Cassandra Wilson. O'Meally has also endeavored to represent styles related to or dependent on jazz voicings, so the likes of soulful Marvin Gaye and June Christy are also represented. This set handily orients listeners and entices even more exploration. --Peter Monaghan

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M. Allen Greenbaum | 07/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This box set contains every essential hit from every essential jazz artist. Armstrong, Holliday, Fitzgerald, Cole, and a little Simone, they're all here! This has to be the greatest compilation of jazz greats I have seen in my few years of living."
Another One I Am Glad I Bought Way Back When....
Jim Z | 01/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Way back when this slice of history was still in print , and at a reasonable price.....The Jazz Singers 1919*1994 contains track after track of vital jazz vocal pieces. Considering the age of some of these tracks , the sound is just remarkable. Can we look forward to a set from 1995 and beyond ? Probably not. Assemble your own , and store it in paper sleeves inside this masterpiece. When I want to relax and drift away , this is the set that spins in my changer."
Amazing Box Set
D. Latham | Savannah, Georgia | 12/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an absolutly amazing box set of Jazz Vocals. It seems to include just about everyone that you can think of. I especally love that the early recordings were NOT digitally cleaned-up. I really enjoy listing to them exactly how they sounded when they were first released on 78's back in the 1920' & 30's. This box set is a Must-Have for all fans of 20th Century Jazz & Blues."