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New Sarah VaughanAt The Blue Note ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Titles include "Paradise", "Time On My Hands", "Make Yourself Comfortable", "Honey", and "It's Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)
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New Patricia BarberCole Porter Mix ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... $5.99

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New Patricia BarberLive – A Fortnight In France ... CD
Blue Note, 2004. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)

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Bob DoroughRight On My Way Home ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $6.99
(Barcod has a cutout mark. Booklet has a promotional sticker.)

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Eliane EliasEliane Sings Jobim ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $7.99
Eliane Elias really shows off her vocal skills here – singing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim at a level that really recalls some of the best breathy singers of the 60s – a mode that was especially rare at the time this set was recorded! Eliane definitely references Astrud Gilberto a lot in her approach, but also finds here own level too – a sound that's also shaped by her own work on the record on piano, in a group that also features Oscar Castro Neves on guitar and Michael Brecker on tenor sax. Titles include "Por Toda A Minha Vida", "Samba Do Aviao", "Ela E Carioca", "Anos Dourados", "Caminhos Cruzados", and "Modinha". CD

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Eliane EliasThree Americas ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $5.99
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark. Booklet has a promotional sticker.)

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New Kurt EllingFlirting With Twilight ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $5.99
Think what you may about this groove-patched hipster – we still think he's one of the best jazz vocalists of our time! Kurt Elling's carrying a torch that few other singers could handle – a direct line back to the genius male jazz vocal work of singers like Mark Murphy and Jon Hendricks, armed with the confident emotionality and freely expressive style of the former, and the jazz-based virtuosity and sense of humor of the latter. This recent Blue Note session is very much in Elling's best mode – a bit too sweet in parts, but filled with some great numbers that show him always pushing the envelope, not content to just be a "modern classic" vocalist, as might be said for some of his female contemporaries in the jazz vocal realm. Titles include "Say It", "While You Are Mine", "I'm Thru With Love", "Orange Blossoms In Summertime", "Detour Ahead", "Lil Darlin", and "Easy Living". And sure, we wish there were more original compositions – as on other albums – but Elling really still does a great job with the standards! CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Dodo GreeneMy Hour Of Need ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the few vocal albums on Blue Note's short lived 89000 series – and one of the only few ever cut by the obscure singer Dodo Greene! Green's got this raspy voice that's just great – somewhat fragile, but not in a wispy way – kind of honest and human, and somewhere in the Billie Holiday tradition, yet very much her own bag too! The backings are quite unique – handled by an excellent group led by tenorist Ike Quebec, who's also working with Grant Green on guitar and Sir Charles Thompson on organ. The band is nice, and Quebec gets in a few solos, but the real highlight is Greene, whose beautifully fragile voice gives haunting renditions of standards like "Let There Be Love", "My Hour Of Need", "Trouble In Mind", and "I Won't Cry Anymore". A fairly mournful album, and with a nice moody late night feel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese white label promo pressing. Cover has a small sticker in one corner on the front, and a several stains on the back.)

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Denise JannahI Was Born In Love With You ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... $4.99
(Out of print. Booklet has a promotional sticker, and the barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Sheila JordanPortrait Of Sheila (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the only two vocal jazz albums that the Blue Note label ever recorded – and a haunting batch of tracks from a young Sheila Jordan! The style here is quite different than that of Jordan's later, more experimental records – and this early session shows her as an extremely talented young vocalist, with a unique approach that adds a sparkling modernist touch to familiar tunes – yet which still keeps things in a relatively more straightforward fashion. There's a great mixing of older and newer visions in the set – not just in Jordan's vocals, but also in the small combo backing by the trio of Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Denzil Best on drums. Titles include great versions of "Baltimore Oriole", "Dat Dere", and "Hum Drum Blues" – plus the tunes "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Am I Blue", "Laugh Clown Laugh", and "Who Can I Turn To?". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby McFerrinBeyond Words ... CD
Angel/Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $4.99

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Bobby McFerrinSpontaneous Inventions ... CD
Blue Note, 1986. Used ... $2.99
McFerrin's vocal pyrotechnics on a host of tunes that include "Bwee-Dop", "Walkin", "Blackbird", "Manana Iguana", "I Got The Feelin", "Opportunity", "Drive", and "Cara Mia". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gregory PorterLiquid Spirit ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Gregory Porter arrives on Blue Note Records – and the result is Porter's most fully-formed set so far – just the kind of album that will push him firmly into the limelight – a place that we've felt he's deserved for quite a few years! Porter's a hell of a singer, and a hell of a songwriter too – and although his roots are in jazz, he's got a rare ability to step between genres with plenty of soul – a special space that belongs to a very rare few – like Nina Simone, Bill Withers, Roberta Flack, or Gil Scott-Heron! Gregory's voice is amazing, his lyrics are both personal and pointed – and he does so much here with so little, the album should be handed out to the hundreds of mis-directed vocalists who think that a few extra tweaks in the studio is all they really need. Most numbers just feature small combo backing, with wonderfully warm piano from Chip Crawford – and the whole thing's got a timeless feel that makes us think this is the beginning of a rich new season for Porter. Titles include "Free", "Water Under Bridges", "Lonesome Lover", "Liquid Spirit", "No Love Dying", "Brown Grass", "When Love Was King", and "Wind Song". CD

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Nina SimoneBest Of Nina Simone – The Colpix Years ... CD
Colpix/Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99

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Sarah VaughanBallads ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Cassandra WilsonBlue Light 'Til Dawn ... CD
Blue Note, 1993. Used ... $1.99

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Cassandra WilsonTraveling Miles ... LP
Blue Note, 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
Cassandra Wilson's tribute to Miles Davis – a pretty brave and ambitious move, writing lyrics to classic Miles compositions – and a winning one! Wilson produced the record, too, and her genuine love of the material makes it worthy – as does her fairly earthy, timeless production. Made in the late 90s, and it honestly hasn't aged a day. Very impressive! It's a Miles-centric set, but there's a couple non-Miles numbers too, and the titles include "Run The Voodoo Down", "Traveling Miles", "Time After Time", "When The Sun Goes Down", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Resurrection Blues (Tutu)", "Piper", "Prancing", "Right Here, Right Now" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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New Eliane EliasBossa Nova Stories ... CD
Blue Note, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful bossa from Eliane Elias – and a great reminder of how much we love her work in this style! The set's recorded with a warmly lyrical feel – core backing by a small combo with Oscar Castro Neves on guitar, amidst fuller strings arranged by Rob Mathes – never too lush, and always with the gentle, spacious sound that you might find in some mid 60s bossa nova album on Elenco! Eliane's vocals really fit the setting nicely – with only a few contemporary touches to give her away – and the album also features guests appearances from Toots Thielemans on harmonica and Ivan Lins on vocals. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "The More I See You", "Desafinado", "Estate", "Day In Day Out", "I'm Not Alone", "Chega De Saudade", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "A Ra", and "Superwoman". CD

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New Eliane EliasPaulistana ... CD
Blue Note, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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New Johnny HartmanFor Trane ... CD
Blue Note, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Originally recorded and released only in Japan, and finally out now in the US – this is one of Johnny Hartman's greatest recordings, and perhaps his strongest jazz session ever! The backing is fantastic, and Johnny's deep voice opens up to new depths on this batch of standards all interpreted by Coltrane. The 'Trane reference is not incidental, either, because Johnny really hits a new level on this material, and breaks out of his usual sleepy style of singing, into a more free, more modal groove. Titles include "Summertime", "Nature Boy", "Violets For Your Furs", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD

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New Carmen McRaeCan't Hide Love ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet soul from Carmen McRae – a great 70s album for Blue Note, and one that has the classic singer moving into some very groovy material! The feel here is much more soul than jazz – at least the jazz of the torchy style from Carmen's roots – but as you'd guess from McRae, the vocals still bring plenty of great inflections to play – personalizing even familiar tunes, and really helping to push the level of an already-great record! Arrangements are by Gerald Wilson, Dave Grusin, Johnny Mandel, and Thad Jones – and the set includes Carmen's hip cover of "Can't Hide Love" – plus "I Wish You Well", "Only Women Bleed", "Lost Up In Loving You", "Would You Believe", "A Child Is Born", and "All By Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)
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New Richard BooneI've Got A Right To Sing ... LP
Nocturne, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
We've honestly never heard of Boone before – but according to the notes, he sang with Basie in the 60s – and overall, he does have a sound that's somewhere in the range of Joe Williams. However, unlike Williams, Boone seems to fancy himself as more of an overall singer – and works through a number of genres on the set, not just Basie blues. The backings are either by a core quintet that includes Herman Riley on tenor and Dolo Coker on piano, or by the Allen Ray Orchestra. There's a few righteous moments on the set that make the album worth checking out – kind of higher concept numbers in which Boone expresses himself with that groovy approach to pop soul that was floating around LA in the 60s – kind of a "dashiki" hip approach. Titles include "Framed", "Old Folks", "Beyond The Moon", "Cocoa Joe", "Hard Hearted Hannah", and "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a color cover, with a slightly different image, with some wear and a mostly split top seam.)

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Vikki CarrFirst Time Ever I Saw Your Face (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A bit 70s album for Vikki Carr – and one that really shows a newer, sexier style for the singer! The backings are lush, but never sleepy – wrapped up with the kind of ornate sensuality of the cover image – which Vikki matches perfectly with notes that are well-formed, and understatedly mature – amidst a set of songs that really sum up the new "adult" modes of the time. Backings are mostly by All Capps – who's even more impressive here than usual – especially in his blend of acoustic and electric elements – and titles include "Without You", "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "The Summer Knows", "Speak Softly Love", "Song Sung Blue", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Brian's Song", and "The Way Of Love". CD features 9 bonus tracks – including "I Don't Want A Sometimes Man", "Reflections", "Let The Band Play On", "The Big Hurt", and "Call My Heart Your Home". CD