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The Very Best of Chet Baker Sings (2CD)

Chet Baker Audio CD
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Chet Baker's trumpet and vocal approach was immediately recognizable and striking, especially in his prime. He was known for his clear tone, reflective and subdued style, soft volume and careful, restrained approach in his choices of notes for melodic sequences. He played in an army of bands before working briefly with Charlie Parker in 1952. he then began a prominent association with ... Read more in Amazon's Chet Baker Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Disconforme
  • ASIN: B00FSUD9G4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,942 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. My Funny Valentine 2:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. But Not for Me 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Time After Time 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Get Along Without You Very Well 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. There Will Never Be Another You 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Look for the Silver Lining 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Fall in Love Too Easily 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Thrill Is Gone 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Daybreak 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Just Friends 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Remember You 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Let's Get Lost 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Long Ago and Far Away 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. You Don't Know What Love Is 4:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. That Old Feeling 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. It's Always You 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. I've Never Been in Love Before 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. My Buddy 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Like Someone in Love 2:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. My Ideal 4:200.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  2. Someone to Watch over Me 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Wish I Knew 4:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Grey December 3:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Do It the Hard Way 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I'm Old Fashioned 5:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You're Driving Me Crazy 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. It Could Happen to You 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. My Heart Stood Still 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The More I See You 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Everything Happens to Me 5:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Dancing on the Ceiling 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. How Long Has This Been Going On 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Old Devil Moon 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. While My Lady Sleeps 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. You Make Me Feel so Young 3:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Line for Lyons 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Let Me Be Loved 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Forgetful 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Deep in a Dream 4:300.99  Buy MP3 

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The young Chet Baker in his prime showcasing his distinctive, innocent vocal style. Mostly recorded between 1953 and 56, these are the trumpeter s earliest sessions as a vocalist and the 40 track two CD set includes his first recorded versions of songs such as Let's Get Lost and My Funny Valentine.

To complete this retrospective there is a rare vocal version of "Line for Lyons" with Bobby Timmons on piano and two more vocal gems from a 1959 Milan recording session.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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Chet Baker is one of the Jazz worlds most earnest and touching symbols, and this CD is a fantastic collection of his material. The recordings are digitally-beautified without being made glossy or 'produced' sounding. Particular trakcs to look out for are 'My Funny Valentine', 'Find the Silver Lining', 'Lets Get Lost' and The Thrill is Gone'. Chet's voice is smooth, calm, innocent, wise, supremely joyful and heart-breakingly sad all at the same time; One of my favourite voices of all time, and his trumpet playing is wonderfully complimentary to his voice, displaying the same smoothness and ease. This is music that does far more than just relax you - it will move you and touch you deeply. If you are new to Chet then this makes an ideal introduction. If like me you are a long-term fan this is a tip-top collection that is for the most part well selected - however the omission of 'Deep in A Dream' is regretable!
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4.0 out of 5 stars HOW COOL IS THIS 29 April 2009
By Alexander Bryce TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I needed to replace some old cassettes of Chet Baker and thought that i would start with a songs collection. This CD is great value and covers most of his vocal work when, i believe, he was at his peak around the mid. fifties before his demons destroyed him. Not gifted with the strongest voice, he used what he had to best effect with an angst laden, soft, almost whispering style. To some My Funny Valentine is his best , to others it is The Thrill Is Gone, but for me it has to be Hoagy Carmichael's I Get Along Without You Very Well. He makes this epitaph to lost love so engagingly melancholy without being maudlin and if anyone's voice was created for this standard then it must be his.
Most of the writers of the American song book are included: Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Sammy Cahn, Frank Loesser etc. etc. so you know that he works with the best of material and oh boy does he do it well.
This guy was cool before cool was invented. I bought this for his vocals, but don't forget that his main talent, was of course, as a jazz horn player and you get plenty of examples of his artistry on this album. What a sound! If God played trumpet, it would sound like Chet!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy 11 Mar 2006
By lovemurakami TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Great album from a great trumpeter and sweet singer. He always reminds me of Mel Torme. The songs which have been chosen for this cd could not be better. Well worth listening to and will leave you wanting more
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FIVE STARS IS TOO LITTLE FOR THIS RECORD!!! 6 July 2007
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Aside from Francis Albert (the one and only), Chet Baker is, by far, the most "honest" singer ever! He does not tell you lies. As Sinatra, he transpire sincerety, when singing: you believe him, you believe his feelings and his hurting... And, again, as Sinatra, he has a marvelous timing, a beautiful phrasing and an impecable good taste. And - here is finally an advantage, when compared to Sinatra - he also blows his horn wonderfully, with that simple, clear, full, honest sound of one that does not have to do any fancy trick to reach your heart and your imagination.
Again, five stars is too little for this record!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just sublime! 6 Mar 2010
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I have always adored Chet Baker, his beyond cool persona is very addictive, no pun intended! His voice is sublime on these songs, just an extention of his trumpet playing and makes one so relaxed it's hard to tell when his playing stops and his voice begins. One of my all time favourite CD's and I cannot recommend this highly enough for those lovers of cool jazz, simply the best!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth, sweet, sad loveliness 1 Jan 2012
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Sweetly melancholic renditions of jazz classics in Baker's inimitable, effortlessly cool style. Understated yet resonant, this is the perfect late-night/rainy-day accomplishment. For the casual fan you can't get much better than this - for 4 delivered! - as a compilation of Baker's vocal tracks, and for those willing to explore further this is a great primer. Fans of modern 'crooners' such as Michael Buble would benefit too from a listen to this true original.

100% recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! A velvet-cushioned box of jewels! 3 Aug 2010
By Sorbus
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I have to thank 'Desert Island Discs' on Radio 4 and the 'castaway' (don't remember who)for choosing one of his tracks - it blew me away!
Chet Baker had been a jazz trumpet name to me (prefer jazz piano)but what a voice and what fantastic phrasing he had - eat your heart out Sinatra!! Seriously this set of recordings is a velvet cushioned box of jewels. His voice is a cross between Mel Torme and Michael Buble - so could appeal to the generation below mine as well! A great joy and a quality recording production, considering the tracks are from 1953-1957.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Male Jazz Singers 2 Feb 2010
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Jazz has many awesome female singers but when you think about it the number of really great male jazz singers is small, or even non-existent, unless you count the jazz influenced popular singers like Sinatra. I don't really want to ignite a pointless debate about what constitutes a jazz singer though(yawn!). Merely to comment that, although he was primarily a trumpeter who may have lacked power vocally, in terms of timing, phrasing and communication Chet Baker was a superb singer and this is a very fine collection. If you like Chet's singing this is the one to buy since it finds him at his vocal peak.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great artist
It's a joy listening to Chet Baker, his trumpet and his soft boyish singing, so as a whole and separately all 20 tracks are great, and for me especially the track "There will... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Erik Preben Pedersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection
Soulful, seering, beautiful, heartfelt - how I love Chet Baker. This is a great collection from a very haunted man.
Published 1 month ago by Emmabemma
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Album
What can i say about Chet Baker other than he is a legend, such a talent and an album i never get bored of.
Published 3 months ago by wayne moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime
Come home after a stressful day at work, put your feet up and let Chet Baker's sultry tones wash over you. What more do you need? Highly recommended for this stressful life.
Published 4 months ago by Alison J Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for vocals...
Here are 40 tracks from mainly the middle 1950s and a great way to sample the vocal styling a of Chet Baker at his most effective. Read more
Published 5 months ago by C. FULLER
5.0 out of 5 stars If I didn't know.... great a trumpet player this man was I'd have thought those lips were only made for singing sweetly like he does on this disc. Wonderful!
Published 6 months ago by JellieG
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album
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Chet baker at his best with this album, a classic in every way still after all these years
Published 8 months ago by Malcolm Mccann
3.0 out of 5 stars slightly disappointed
Although there are some good tracks on
this album, slightly disappointed that
too many sound like hotel lounge songs.
Easy listening but a little too easy. Read more
Published 8 months ago by sjj
4.0 out of 5 stars Chet I love you
I love Chet Baker, his voice, the music he plays. The record is just classic, unforgettable. I recommend the movie with the same name and the book of his life "Deep in a... Read more
Published 11 months ago by laurence
5.0 out of 5 stars lets get lost
I love this c.d. Had never heard if chet baker but I was reading a novel in which the main characters spent a lit if time listening to his music and I bought this because my... Read more
Published 14 months ago by margaret morrell
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