Various Artists

Masters of Jazz, Vol. 6: Male Vocal Classics

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While Vol. 5 of this valuable sampler series features female vocalists, this CD has one selection apiece from 18 male singers with more than its share of classic performances. The vocalists include Cab Calloway ("Some Of These Days"), Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole ("Lush Life"), King Pleasure ("Moody's Mood For Love"), Chet Baker ("My Funny Valentine"), Jon Hendricks (a rare early version of "Cloudburst"), Joe Williams, Jackie Paris, Bill Henderson ("Senor Blues"), Oscar Brown Jr, Jack Teagarden, Mose Allison ("Your Mind Is On Vacation"), Mel Torme, Johnny Hartman ("My One And Only Love") and Jimmy Scott. An excellent introduction to these unique performers.

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