Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Together (1945/1971)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 18, 2018
Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Together (1945/1971)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Together (1945/1971)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 265.46 Mb + 19.60 Mb (Scans) | 50:53
Jazz, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Spotlite - SPJCD200

William Clarence Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American jazz and pop singer, and a bandleader of the swing era. He was noted for his rich, resonant, almost operatic bass-baritone voice. Eckstine's recording of "I Apologize" (MGM, 1948) was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. The New York Times described him as an "influential band leader" whose "suave bass-baritone" and "full-throated, sugary approach to popular songs inspired singers like Joe Williams, Arthur Prysock and Lou Rawls."
Billy Eckstine - Once More With Feeling (1960) {Roulette Jazz-Blue Note 7243 5 81862 2 2 rel 2003}

Billy Eckstine - Once More With Feeling (1960) {Roulette Jazz-Blue Note 7243 5 81862 2 2 rel 2003}
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© 1960, 2003 Roulette Jazz / Blue Note / EMI | 7243 5 81862 2 2
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Oldies / Standards / Traditional Pop / Trumpet

Billy Eckstine was looking back more than forward by 1960, and his second record for Roulette featured two remakes of familiar hits he'd enjoyed almost 20 years earlier. He also covered two average themes from forgottable movies, the first being the title song (from a Yul Brynner vehicle), the second being "Secret Love" (from a Doris Day film). It may read like a desultory date, and indeed it would have been if not for the presence of a solid jazz band and the surprisingly sympathetic arrangements of big-brass auteur Billy May.
Billy Eckstine - No Cover No Minimum (1960) {Roulette Jazz-Blue Note CDP 0777 7 98583 2 3 rel 1992}

Billy Eckstine - No Cover No Minimum (1960) {Roulette Jazz-Blue Note CDP 0777 7 98583 2 3 rel 1992}
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© 1960, 1992 Roulette Jazz / Blue Note / EMI | CDP 0777 7 98583 2 3
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards / Trumpet

This CD has an unusual cover picture showing Billy Eckstine singing while holding a trumpet. He does indeed take a few short trumpet solos on the well-rounded program, 24 songs (13 previously unissued) performed during one night in Las Vegas. Eckstine, who is backed by an orchestra arranged by his pianist Bobby Tucker, is heard in prime form on a variety of standards. His baritone voice (which was quite influential) straddles the boundary between middle-of-the-road pop and jazz on such numbers as "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Without a Song," "Prisoner of Love," "I Apologize", "Alright, Okay, You Win" and "'Deed I Do." A good example of his talents.
Billy Eckstine - Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eckstine (2006)

Billy Eckstine - Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eckstine (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 153 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:11
Vocal Jazz, Big Band, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Savoy Jazz | # SVY 17607

This 15-track set puts together some amazing performances by Billy Eckstine's band from the early '40s when he was leading one of the more intense, smoking bands on the scene. Some of his players during these years included Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, and Kenny Dorham, just to name a few. The Eckstine band was sophisticated, jumping, and they swung like mad no matter the tune. Here, of course, the emphasis is on Eckstine's vocals, his smooth as silk baritone that could sing a ballad like Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," or a deep swinging blues by Doc Pomus ("She Got the Blues for Sale"). There's scat, solid jazz balladry, and jumping, tough-hitting blues here. Highly recommended.

Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra - Mr. B (1962)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 11, 2018
Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra - Mr. B (1962)

Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra - Mr. B (1962)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 62.47 Mb + 18.45 Mb (Scans) | 27:20
Big Band, Swing, Bop | Country: USA | Label: Ember Records - EMBCD 3338

This Ember collection includes Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra's 1944 recordings for Deluxe Records. Eckstine's band featured some of the best sidemen of the big band era – Dizzie Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Sarah Vaughan, Art Blakey, Gene Ammons, Maxine Sullivan, Benny Carter, Oscar Pettiford – and they swung harder than anyone else on numbers like "Good Jelly Blues," "Blowing the Blues Away," and "I Got a Date with Rhythm." Unfortunately, the sound quality hasn't been remastered at all since this same sequence was first reissued (in 1962), and all of this material is also available on the superb 1944-1945 collection.
Billy Eckstine - Mister B. And The Band: The Savoy Sessions (1995)

Billy Eckstine - Mister B. And The Band: The Savoy Sessions (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 279.58 Mb | 78:26 | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal | Country: USA | Label: Savoy Records - SV-0264

Unlike other big-band singers who regarded the other musicians in the orchestra as little more than backup to their generally sugarcoated stylings, Billy Eckstine was a man with wide-ranging tastes and a musicality he brought to everything he lent his honeyed baritone voice to. When it was time for him to start his own band to capitalize on his growing fame, he didn't settle for hiring some hacks to read charts framed around his vocals. Instead, he put together what is now, in hindsight, the first big band to feature almost exclusively young, emerging bop players.
Swing Era: Billy Eckstine/Gene Ammons - Rhythm in a Riff (2003)

Swing Era: Billy Eckstine/Gene Ammons - Rhythm in a Riff (2003)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 8 476 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Idem | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 18 Jun 2003 | Runtime: 60 min. | 3,74 GB (DVD5)

This outstanding DVD features many of the most important artists from the heyday of the big band era. Such giants as Billy Eckstine, Gene Ammons, Andy Kirk, Bing Crosby, Tex Beneke, Johnny Long, Ozzie Nelson and Johnny Messner can be seen here leading their orchestras in superlative fashion.
Billy Eckstine - The celebrated vocalist and band leader Billy Eckstine was one of the most important musical figures of the 1940's.

Billy Eckstine - Compact Jazz (1988)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at May 19, 2014
Billy Eckstine - Compact Jazz (1988)

Billy Eckstine - Compact Jazz (1988)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61 min | 141 MB
Label: Polygram Records | Rel: 1988

This is an eclectic compilation of songs from albums Billy Eckstine cut for Mercury in the late '50s and during the '60s. During this period Eckstine recorded with a number of different groups, with regard to both personnel and style, and the best of them are represented on this disc. There's the large orchestra of Eckstine's former musical director for over 40 years, Bobby Tucker, on "Somehow" and "On Green Dolphin Street" which frame the lushness of Eckstine's mellow, silky baritone.
Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine - The Irving Berlin Songbook (1957/1985)

Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine - The Irving Berlin Songbook (1957/1985)
FLAC tracks+cue+log+scans | 00:37:11 | 213 MB (+3%)
Vocal Jazz, Orchestra Pop, Oldies | Label: Polygram/EmArcy #822 526-2

To quote the linear notes:"They don't make records like this anymore, but thank heavens they did once upon a time". You may have heard these chestnuts done by dozens of singers/bands over the years, but that should not stop you from checking out these versions beautifully done by two classic and class acts, SARAH VAUGHAN and BILLY ECKSTEIN. Billy may not be too well known these days, but should be, and his unique baritone sounds almost operatic, and Sarah keeps things flowing too, on these (mostly) duets. Every track is golden, but the best may be EASTER PARADE, and THE GIRL THAT I MARRY. –Amazon
Earl Coleman featuring Billy Taylor - Love Songs (1967) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Earl Coleman featuring Billy Taylor - Love Songs (1967) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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© 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27394 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A great return to form for vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer who'd recorded earlier in the bop years, but who makes a rare 60s appearance here on a soulful set for Atlantic Records! Coleman's got a rich voice that's somewhere between Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine – with a great range that really goes deep when it wants, yet still has a fluid sensibility that's definitely jazz more than anything else. Billy Taylor's on the record on piano, and leads the combo on most numbers – but the set also features some nice arrangements from Frank Foster and Tom McIntosh, both of whom really keep things interesting. Titles include "Charade", "When Did You Leave Heaven", "I Wish I Knew", "Day In the Life Of a Fool", and "I Won't Tell A Soul".