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Shel SilversteinFreakin At The Freakers Ball ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the trippiest albums ever recorded by creative wordsmith Shel Silverstein – an amazing talent who's known for his famous work with Playboy, his poetry for kids, and even his contributions to country music! This set's got a wild style that definitely lives up to the Freakers Ball ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneAt The Village Gate ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... $7.99
Live Nina Simone – a perfect setting to hear her unique magic at work, as Nina works before a very appreciative crowd at the hip Village Gate – effortlessly tying together strands of jazz, folk, and nascent 60s soul – all with a righteousness that was perfect for the time and the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneBest Of Nina Simone ... CD
BMG/RCA, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Nina SimoneBest Of Nina Simone (Philips) ... CD
Philips/Polygram, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Righteous and soulful! The work that Nina Simone did at Philips is among some of her best work ever – and this set features 10 great cuts that aren't always that easy to find on wax. Includes the anthemic feminist classic "Four Women", the slightly-funky "Mississippi ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneDefinitive Collection ... CD
Universal, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Nina SimoneSings The Blues (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Nina's not just singing the blues here – she's completely reinventing the sound of the format – by drawing on a long tradition of vocal expression, and infusing it with the hipper, more personally exploratory mode she forged in the 60s! The album's got a subtle brilliance that means ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1969/1979. New Copy ... $19.99
A very rare evening indeed – a sweet little live set recorded by Nina Simone during her soulful height at RCA – but issued years after that time, and only briefly on a small indie label! The setting here is wonderful – a small combo in the background with the great Weldon Irvine ... read more CD

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Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra Sings The Select Johnny Mercer ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
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Frank SinatraRare Recordings 1935 to 1970 – Thrilling Performances From The Carrer Of The Century ... CD
Sandy Hook, Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... $6.99
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis JrAt Villa Venice, Chicago – Live 1962 Vol 2 ... CD
Jazz Hour, 1962. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Keely SmithEssential Capitol Collection ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... $6.99
Lovely work from Keely Smith – the vocalist best known for her classic duets with Louis Prima in the 50s, but a singer who shines equally well on her own! This massive package is stuff with solo material that Keely recorded for Capitol in the 50s – plus a few Prima duets too, and two ... read more CD

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Dusty SpringfieldDusty In Memphis ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy ... $3.99 4.98
A landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production ... read more CD

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Dusty SpringfieldDusty In Memphis (deluxe edition) ... CD
Atco/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $8.99
A landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production ... read more CD

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Dusty SpringfieldWhere Am I Going ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest of all Dusty Springfield albums – a gem of a record that mixes British pop, soul, and some very groovy orchestrations! The whole session has that kind of soaring, soulful bounce that Dusty had on her best records – but which was possibly never done nearly as well as ... read more CD

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Rosemary SquiresMy Love Is A Wanderer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $22.99
Great work from this British singer of the 50s – a vocalist whose tones match those of the best American gals on the west coast scene of the time! Rosemary Squires sings here with a well-crafted approach to the lyrics – never too over the top, but never too staid either – a ... read more CD

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Dakota StatonSpotlight On Dakota Staton ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Yma SumacRecital ... CD
ESP, 1961. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
Yma Sumac on ESP Records – a unexpected meeting that's given us a rare concert performance from 1961! The CD features Yma singing live in Romania – working with backings from longtime partner Moises Vivanco, on a set of tracks that mixes older Peruvian roots with some newer, jazzier ... read more CD

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Eric TaggSmilin' Memories ... CD
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A sunny 70s set from Erik Tagg – a record that's halfway between blue-eyed soul and the warmer territory of singers like Kenny Rankin or Michael Franks! Like both of those artists, Erik Tagg's certainly got something of an ear for jazz, and chooses some great elements in the backdrops for ... read more CD

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Tricia TaharaSecrets ... CD
Savant, 1998. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print. Booklet has a cut corner.)

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Leon ThomasBlues & The Soulful Truth ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
Leon Thomas takes his vocals to new heights – moving past the straight spiritual jazz modes of his work with Pharoah Sanders, to embrace a whole host of new styles too! There's a slight trace of the blues promised in the title, but always inflected through a more soulful approach overall ... read more CD

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Leon ThomasLeon Thomas Album ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
Leon Thomas' first album for Flying Dutchman – and one of his best ever! The vibe is very similar to his work with Pharoah Sanders – with long modal tracks that bring out the best side of Thomas' spiritual vocalizations – especially on the 17 minute track "Pharoah's Tune ... read more CD

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Leon ThomasSpirits Known & Unknown (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
Wonderful work from Leon Thomas – easily one of his greatest albums ever, and a set that was recorded at the same time he was working with Pharoah Sanders! Thomas really rose to fame on Sanders' classic "The Creator Has A Master Plan" – and this set really takes off from that ... read more CD

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Three Of A KindDrip Some Grease ... CD
Minor Music (Germany), 1996. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print. Digipack has a cutout notch.)

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New Deborah ThurlowCollage ... CD
Tea, 2013. Used ... $4.99
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(Punch through digipack cover.)

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Mel TormeIt's A Blue World ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most beautiful albums ever from the great Mel Torme – and a set that's a bit different than his other work for the Bethlehem label too! The set features Mel singing to lush backings from arranger Al Pellegrini – who brings in a mode that definitely lives up to the blue tones ... read more CD

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Bobby TroupBobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
Hip vocalist Bobby Troup pays tribute to another fairly hip LA songwriter – the great Johnny Mercer, the man who helped to build Capitol Records in the late 40s! Mercer's tunes really helped pave the way for some of Troup's own writing – and Bobby's cool, laidback style makes the ... read more CD
Also available Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer ... CD 9.99

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New Bobby TroupBobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. Used ... $9.99
Hip vocalist Bobby Troup pays tribute to another fairly hip LA songwriter – the great Johnny Mercer, the man who helped to build Capitol Records in the late 40s! Mercer's tunes really helped pave the way for some of Troup's own writing – and Bobby's cool, laidback style makes the ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer ... CD 13.99

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Bobby TroupSongs Of Bobby Troup ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A sublime early album from singer Bobby Troup – one that has a slightly different approach than you might guess from the title! Troup pays tribute to another fairly hip LA songwriter – the great Johnny Mercer, the man who helped to build Capitol Records in the late 40s! Mercer's tunes ... read more CD

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Caterina ValenteWake Up & Shake Up/Ich War So Gern Bei Dir ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Two different albums from Caterina Valente – recorded in two different languages! Wake Up & Shake Up has Valente singing in English – something she didn't always do on record, but which comes off very well here – partly because the instrumentation is by Fats Sadi & The ... read more CD

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Sarah VaughanBallads ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Sarah VaughanEssential Sarah Vaughan – The Great Songs ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used ... $1.99
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Sarah VaughanKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Verve, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $5.99
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Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan (paper sleeve version) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1955. Used ... $14.99
A jazz vocal masterpiece from Sarah Vaughn – one of her greatest albums ever, and a record that raised the bar for countless vocal sessions in years to come! Sarah's working here in an intimate group arranged by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring some sublime solo work from Clifford Brown, Paul ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Sarah Vaughan/Lester YoungOne Night Stand – The Town Hall Concert 1947 ... CD
Blue Note, 1947. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print original pressing.)

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Cecile VernyFear & Faith ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A wonderfully strong set from singer Cecile Verny – thanks to a backing combo who's as proud and bold as her vocals! Often, a singer like this never gets the sort of groove she deserves – sometimes lost amidst some fuller R&B arrangements, or under-whelmed by trippier abstract ... read more CD

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Dinah WashingtonBack To The Blues (with bonus tracks) (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Roulette/Capitol, 1962. Used ... $7.99
A bit different than some of Dinah Washington's other 60s work for Roulette – a set that's not entirely back to the blues promised in the title, but one that's definitely got a strong bluesy undercurrent! The backing's, by Fred Norman, aren't nearly as lush as on other Roulette sessions ... read more CD

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Dinah WashingtonBest Of Dinah Washington – The Millennium Collection ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used ... $5.99
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Dinah WashingtonDinah Washington Sings The Blues – Compact Jazz ... CD
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dinah WashingtonWhat A Difference A Day Makes ... CD
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Titles include "What A Difference A Day Makes", "Manhattan", "Time After Time", "It's Magic", "I Won't Cry Anymore", and "I Thought About You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe Williams with Lambert Hendricks & RossSing Along With Basie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Roulette (Japan), 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the more obscure albums by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – a session of Basie tunes, performed with backing by the Count, plus additional lead vocals by Joe Williams, the voice most closely associated with the Basie group at the time! The style is similar to the trio's Sing A Song Of ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Paul WilliamsHere Comes Inspiration (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1974. Used ... $14.99
A classic set from this massively underrated singer/songwriter! Paul Williams was definitely at the height of his mainstream popularity by the time of this set – with endless appearances on countless TV shows, not to mention work in The Planet Of The Apes films – yet the record's got a ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing – includes obi.)

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Paul WilliamsPhantom Of The Paradise (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Culture Factory, 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A soundtrack for a very silly movie – and one of the oddest albums ever recorded by the great Paul Williams – who both sings and stars in the movie as the phantom in the title! The tunes have a surprisingly heartfelt quality that really comes out when you hear them away from the movie ... read more CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)

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Cassandra WilsonBlue Light 'Til Dawn ... CD
Blue Note, 1993. Used ... $1.99
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Cassandra WilsonNew Moon Daughter ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... $1.99
A pivotal set from Cassanda Wilson – and a record that firmly established her as one of the freshest new singers in jazz at the time! The album's awash in rootsy, dusky tones – and has an earthiness that's clearly inspired by older blues, but expressed by Cassandra in voicings that are ... read more CD

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Cassandra WilsonThunderbird ... CD
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... $3.99
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(Promotional stamp on CD & over barcode.)

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Nancy WilsonLush Life ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Nancy sings a nice set of sophisticated jazz and pop tunes, with arrangements from the hands of Billy May, Olver Nelson, and Sid Feller. There's a bit less of a swing than on other albums, but Nancy's fragile and soulful voice comes through loud and clear – and the track list includes some ... read more CD
(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Nancy WilsonMusic For Lovers ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used ... $5.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Nancy WilsonTake My Love ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
A gem of a record from Nancy Wilson – and further proof that some of her best moments come from her late 70s years at Capitol Records! This set's done in close collaboration with Larry Farrow – who wrote, arranged, and produced most of the set – in the same warm modern vibe that ... read more CD

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Nancy Wilson, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, etcEchoes Of An Era 2 – The Concert ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not only a great follow-up to the first Echoes Of An Era session, but also a standout 80s performance from Nancy Wilson – quite possibly her best of the decade! The setting is nice and laidback – a live date with a core combo that features Joe Henderson on tenor, Chick Corea on piano, ... read more CD

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Muriel WinstonA Fresh Viewpoint & Muriel Winston (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Strata East/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
One of the most unusual albums on the legendary Strata East label – an unusual mix of jazz and soul vocal material, put together by singer Muriel Winston with arrangements from the great Bill Lee! There's a relaxed, easygoing feel to the record – one that's upfront and personal on the ... read more CD

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Norma WinstoneDance Without Answer ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Norma Winstone's always been a singer we've dug for years – especially her groundbreaking way of using her voice more as an instrument than a conveyer of words – something that Winstone inspired in whole generations of singers to come! Yet here, Norma also balances things nicely by ... read more CD

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Jimmy Witherspoon with Ben WebsterRoots ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Jimmy Witherspoon pays tributes to his roots in rhythm and blues – but he does so in a wonderful way, by bringing a more jazz-focused approach to the material here – thanks to some nice tenor work from Ben Webster! Back in the 60s, Witherspoon always sat easily on the fence between ... read more CD

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Nikki YanofskyNikki ... CD
Decca, 2010. Used ... $4.99
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Pia ZadoraI Am What I Am ... CD
CBS, 1986. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Caterina ZapponiRomantica ... CD
Motema, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 17.99
A very groovy vocal set from singer Catherina Zapponi – an artist who sings in French and Italian throughout, with small combo backing that's almost in a Paris 30s mode! The group features great guitar from Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, and Yotam Silberstein – who often evoke a ... read more CD

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VariousAmerican Songbook Series – Kurt Weill ... CD
Smithsonian, 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used ... $6.99
Features Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, the HI Los, June Christy, Judy Garland & others. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBest Years Of Our Lives – The Most Popular Songs Of 1937 – Plus A Radio Adaptation Of The Prisoner Of Zelda ... CD
Sounds Of Yesteryear (UK), 1937. Used ... $4.99
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(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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VariousBlack Vocal Groups Vol 1 – Complete Recorded Works 1924 to 1930 In Chronological Order ... CD
Document (Austria), 1920s. Used ... $8.99
Includes tracks by the Original Valentin Choral Club Quintette, Grace Outlaw, Bessemer Melody Boys, and the Sunset Four. CD

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VariousBlack Vocal Groups Vol 3 – 1925 to 1943 – Complete Recorded Works & Supplements ... CD
Document (Austria), Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Used ... $8.99
Includes tracks by the CA Tindley Bible Class Gospel Singers, Coleman Brothers, the Belt Sacred Quartet, the Camp Meetin Three, the Carolina Carolers (Dixie Harmonizers), and the Cotton Pickers Quartet. CD

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VariousGreat American Songwriters Vol 1 – George & Ira Gershwin ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousI Feel A Song Comin On – Capitol Sings Jimmy McHugh Volume 17 ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
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New VariousJazz Singers – A Smithsonian Collection Of Jazz Vocals From 1919 to 1994 (5CD box set) ... CD
Sony, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 5CD ... $49.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousLes Chanteurs De Jazz – L'Art Vocal Vol 8 – La Selection 1925 to 1939 ... CD
L'Art Vocal (France), Late 20s/1930s. Used ... $8.99
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VariousMid Century Minx – Female Vocal Seduction From The Fifties & Sixties ... CD
Cherry Red/Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest sets of female vocal jazz we've ever heard – a package that goes way past the overdone torch song cliches or the bluer-toned weepies – and reminds us that at the heart of the matter, all the best singers from the time still had an undeniably sexy appeal! The ... read more CD

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VariousNight & Day – The Cole Porter Songbook Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
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New VariousSoho Blondes & Peeping Toms – Saucy Vocals & Piquant Pop From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
The sexy sound of Soho at the start of the 60s – served up here in a host of mostly British singles that have been lost for years! The selection is one of the grooviest in this line of cool compilations from St Etienne – filled with obscure vocal and instrumental tunes that mix ... read more CD

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VariousTotal Lee! – The Songs Of Lee Hazlewood ... CD
Astralwerks/City Slang, 2002. Used ... $5.99
A bunch of hipsters show their love of the great Lee Hazelwood – in a 16 track set that includes new versions of many of his best songs! The feel here is better than we'd expect – quite faithful to Lee's unique musical vision, with most of the right instrumental and production touches ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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