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Nat King Cole10th Anniversary – A Collection Of Unreleased Masters ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good- ... $2.99
Rare gems from the early years of Nat King Cole at Capitol Records – pulled from the vault by the label, and issued on the occasion of Nat's 10th Anniversary at Capitol! The work often represents the best early sound of the King Cole Trio – that sweet blend of jazz and slightly bluesy modes that made the group a huge standout on the LA scene of the mid 40s – echoes of styles used by other classy R&B singers, but put together with the undeniable class and poise that Nat had right from the start. Other recordings are from the late 40s and early 50s – and have Capitol adding in a bit more in the way of backings – yet still without any of the overly-commercial styles that would hold Cole back a bit in later years. Titles include "Dream Of Me", "Too Soon", "Lovelight", "The Story Of My Wife", "Peaches", "But All I've Got Is Me", and "I'm An Errand Boy For Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy first pressing! Cover has a split top seam and some light wear.)

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New Nat King ColeBallads Of The Day ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Original turquoise label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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New Nat King ColeCapitol Collector's Series ... CD
Capitol, 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $0.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Nat King ColeFrom The Very Beginning ... LP
MCA, Mid 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Nat King ColePiano Style Of Nat King Cole ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Original black label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Nat King ColeUnforgettable (Star Line pressing) ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Titles include "Unforgettable", "Mona Lisa", "Too Young", "Red Sails In The Sunset", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Answer Me My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine.)

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Nat King ColeWorld Of Nat King Cole ... CD
Capitol, 2005. Used ... $4.99
CD with 28 tracks – music both by the early King Cole Trio, and by Nat solo – with titles that include "Nature Boy", "Too Young", "Send For Me", "Mona Lisa", "On The Street Where You Live", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Smile", and "LOVE". CD
(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Nat King ColeYou're My Everything (Pickwick) ... LP
Capitol/Pickwick, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has a partially split bottom seam & wear.)

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Morgana KingCuore Di Mama ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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New Morgana KingMore Morgana King (Ascot) ... LP
Ascot, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Morgana KingNew Beginnings ... LP
Paramount, 1973. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A completely hip little record from Morgana King – one that takes her amazing voice, and sets it amidst some expansive arrangements that push past jazz to include some trippier 70s styles! The whole session's got a nice mix of the mellow and baroque – with a subtle funky undercurrent at points, and definitely a fair bit more soul than we're used to hearing from Morgana! Arrangements are by Torrie Zito and Bob James – and the production often compresses the vocals in a really cool way – sliding them amidst the instrumentation with a haunting quality that's hard to describe in words, but which makes the album one of King's most breathtaking ever! The back cover has Morgana getting props from Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Paul Williams, and Kenny Rankin – all names we can certainly trust – and titles include a great version of "We Could Be Flying", "All In All", "A Song For You", "Like A Seed", and "The Sands Of Time & Changes". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Morgana KingStretchin' Out ... LP
Muse, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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New Morgana KingWild Is Love ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Very Good ... $0.99
A playfully swinging little set from Morgana King – given the groovy, latenight lounge Reprise sound by producer Jimmy Bowen! This second album for Reprise is a much more extroverted than the quite strong It's A Quiet Thing LP from a year before – with arranger Torrie Zito grooving out into a lightly swinging sound, in place of his chillier, almost noir approach on the previous LP! Morgana's vocals are tastefully grand – doing more with a hushed tone and an unrivaled vibrato than many more famous peers can do with a showier style! Titles include "Anything Goes", "Nobody Else But Me", "I Thought Of You Last Night", "You Fascinate Me So", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Wild Is Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small name in marker on back. Label has some marker.)

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New Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Arrangements by Torrie Zito, and titles include "All Blues", "Easy Living", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Bluesette", and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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Peggy KingWish Upon A Star (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Cover has clear tape on the seams, a bit of marker on front, and some pen and radio station stamps on back.)

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King FamilyKing Family Show ... LP
Warner, 1965. Sealed ... $3.99
A set that was issued by Warner Brothers in relation to the King Family TV program of the mid 60s – a surprisingly popular variety show that featured the core King Sisters quartet, plus a really expanded lineup that included their kids, husbands, and other family members joining in! Our favorite cuts here are those that have the leanness of the Sisters' earlier sides for Capitol – tighter harmonies than some of the kid cuts, and some great use of the singing steel guitar of Alvino Rey. Full family numbers are nice, but a bit clunkier – and there's also some solo numbers here too. Titles include "Line The Track", "My Favorite Things", "Irving Berlin Medley", "I Used To Love You", "The Square", "Amen", and "Love At Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing.)

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King FamilyLove At Home ... LP
Capitol, 1940s/1950s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has a PROMO punch out.)

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King PleasureGolden Days ... LP
Hi Fi, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Beautiful beautiful record, and still one of the greatest jazz vocal albums ever made. The great King Pleasure sings in a raspy vocalese style similar to Jon Hendricks or Eddie Jefferson, but with a sense of warmth and delivery that the two of them never seem to reach. The set list here features a stellar batch of tracks with lyrics by Pleasure, including "The New Symphony Sid", "No, Not Much", "Parker's Mood", and "Golden Days". There's some great accompaniment by LA hard bop players like Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wiggins, and Harold Land, and the whole set sparkles with imagination and warmth. Plus, the liner notes include a cool set of notes about Pleasure's crazy philosophy called Planetism. Wild stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Life Series pressing. Cover has a mostly split bottom seam.)

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King PleasureKing Pleasure (aka Golden Days) ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Beautiful beautiful record, and still one of the greatest jazz vocal albums ever made. The great King Pleasure sings in a raspy vocalese style similar to Jon Hendricks or Eddie Jefferson, but with a sense of warmth and delivery that the two of them never seem to reach. The set list here features a stellar batch of tracks with lyrics by Pleasure, including "The New Symphony Sid", "No, Not Much", "Parker's Mood", and "Golden Days". There's some great accompaniment by LA hard bop players like Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wiggins, and Harold Land, and the whole set sparkles with imagination and warmth. Plus, the liner notes include a cool set of notes about Pleasure's crazy philosophy called Planetism. Wild stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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King Pleasure/Annie RossKing Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A classic bit of vocalese, featuring a split LP of tracks by the great King Pleasure, plus some early stuff by Annie Ross (of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross fame). The tracks on the LP include Ross' early interpretations of Wardell Gray's classics "Twisted" and "Farmer's Market", and the King Pleasure set includes classics like "Red Top", "This Is Always", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and his great duet with Jon Hendricks, "Don't Get Scared". A landmark LP of jazz vocal sides, and one that no fan of vocalese should be without. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in the orange cover.)

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King SistersBaby They're Singing Our Song ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Arrangements by Warren Barker and Allyn Ferguson – with backings by Alvino Rey! LP, Vinyl record album

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King SistersIn The Mood ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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King SistersNew Sounds Of The Fabulous King Sisters ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A set that recreates the sweet harmony style the first four King Sisters brought to the music world in the late 50s – but updates their sound wonderfully with some hip 60s flair! Ralph Carmichael handles the arrangements, and he borrows from a lot of the best sorts of 60s pop vocal modes – touches of bossa here, groovy jazz there, mixed in with the warmer strings that are usually the Carmichael approach! There's a bit of Jimmy Bowman-esque bass bumping along the bottom at times, which makes for an especially nice groove – and titles include "Goin Out Of My Head", "Girl Talk", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Call Me", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Bluesette", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", and "Don't Go To Strangers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label mono pressing.)

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King SistersTV's Wonderful King Sisters ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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King's SingersOut Of The Blue ... LP
Moss Music Group, 1974. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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New Nat King ColeA Mis Amigos (To My Friends) ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a few small stains, some seam splitting, an ink stamp, and a couple of peeled spots on the back along the top.)

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New Nat King ColeDear Lonely Hearts ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Nat King ColeLove Is The Thing ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from Nat King Cole – one of his greatest albums of the 50s, and a mature batch of ballads that show he had really developed into a heck of a singer! Arrangements are by Gordon Jenkins, and the set features a rich array of moody material – including "When I Fall In Love", "Stardust", "Stay As Sweet As You Are", "Love Letters", and "Where Can I Go Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "At Last".)

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New Nat King ColeNat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little session that's one of Nat's last great vocal albums – thanks to some solid jazz backing by George Shearing. Shearing's group here is a super-hip west coast Latin one, with Emil Richards on vibes, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Al McKibbon on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Most tracks have them augmented by some larger backings by Ralph Carmichael – which creates this dreamy jazzy pillow for Nat to sing over. Cole's voice is still super-sweet and super-sexy, and the record is a good mix of ballads and more jazzy material. Titles include "Lost April", "Azure-Te", "September Song", "Don't Go", "There's A Lull In My Life", and "Serenata". LP, Vinyl record album
(Appears to be a 70s pressing. Shrinkwrap has remnants of a sticker.)

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New Nat King ColeTrio Days – Capitol Jazz Classics Vol 8 ... LP
Capitol, Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Morgana KingGemini Changes ... LP
Reprise, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Morgana's moody LPs for Reprise, with Don Costa arrangements of cuts like "Sunny", "Watch What Happens", and "Amor En Paz". Very nice, very moody vocals, with a haunting feel that you don't always find in her other records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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New Morgana KingI Know How It Feels To Be Lonely ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Morgana KingIt's A Quiet Thing ... LP
Reprise, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rich effort from Morgana King – the first of her rare Reprise LPs – and a record that shows incredible range and an ability to bring a heavy, textural mood to just about any kind of tune! Torrie Zito's arrangements on It's A Quiet Thing are lush, but, well, quietly so – and Morgana's vocals can build from what's kind of a deep vibrato hush to a really soaring affect! It's nice stuff – with an approach to well known songs of the time that's quite unique! Titles include "It's A Quiet Thing", "Dindi", "Gone With The Wind", "Little Blue Girl", "Mountain High, Valley Low", "How Insensitive", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Deep Song" and "If You Should Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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New Morgana KingMore Morgana King (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker in one corner, a small split on the top seam, and a couple of light stains.)

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New Nat King ColeVintage Years ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early Capitol material from Nat's years on 78rpm singles! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Chiemi Eri & Carl JonesCrazy Rhythm ... CD
King (Japan), 1962. Used ... $6.99
Plenty of crazy rhythms here – as singers Chiemi Eri and Carl Jones are joined by Japanese jazzmen who include Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats, saxophonists Sadao Watanabe and Sleepy Matsumoto, guitarist Shungo Sawada, and the Hideo Shiraki Quintet! The backings on all tracks are superb – and elevate the already-great team of Eri and Jones to a wonderful new level – one that easily matches some of the hippest vocal jazz sessions cut in the US during the same period, especially some of the more inventive albums on the soul jazz side of the spectrum. Titles include "The Big Twister", "My Funny Valentine", "Just Squeeze Me", "Love Is Here To Stay", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Midnight Sun Will Never Set". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Alternates 1936 to 1942 Vol 1 – 1936 to 1938 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), Late 30s. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Alternates 1936 to 1942 Vol 2 – 1938 to 1940 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), Late 30s. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Alternates 1936 to 1942 Vol 3 – 1940 to 1942 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), Early 40s. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Mastertakes Collection 1933 to 1942 Vol 1 – 1933 to 1936 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), Mid 30s. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Mastertakes Collection 1933 to 1942 Vol 2 – 1936 to 1937 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), 1936/1937. Used ... $9.99
CD

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Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Mastertakes Collection 1933 to 1942 Vol 4 – 1937 to 1938 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), 1937/1938. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Mastertakes Collection 1933 to 1942 Vol 7 – 1940 to 1942 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), Early 40s. Used ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Chiemi EriChiemi & Delta Rhythm Boys ... CD
King (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the more unusual albums we've ever heard from Japanese vocalist Chiemi Eri – a set done in collaboration with the famous Delta Rhythm Boys quintet from the US – pictured here on the cover in unusual Japanese outfits! Backings are by the large group of Nobuo Hara, who really knows how to make the proceedings swing – and the set begins with Chiemi alone, first in a medley of tunes that includes "A Guy Is A Guy" and "C'Est Si Bon", then on a haunting version of "Sanosa" – a Japanese geisha song with a really soulful quality. Then, the Delta Rhythm Boys come in – and do this really cool job of harmonizing along with Chiemi's vocals – on titles that include "Marina", "Soran Bushi", and "It's Only A Paper Moon" – before Eri then cuts them loose, to sing on their own on tracks that include "Mack The Knife", "Historia De Un Amor", and "Alright OK You Win" – all surprisingly swinging, thanks to Hara! CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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New Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Mastertakes Collection 1933 to 1942 Vol 3 – 1937 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), 1937. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Mastertakes Collection 1933 to 1942 Vol 5 – 1938 to 1939 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), 1938/1939. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Jack JonesWives & Lovers ... LP
Kapp, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99
Jack Jones at the pinnacle of his early fame! Wives & Lovers is a gem of a set – issued hot on the heels of Jones' famous recording of the Burt Bacharach title hit – and presented with some great arrangements from Marty Paich, Glenn Osser, Pete King, and Ralph Carmichael! The style's a great mix of light strings and jazz – often spare enough to let Jack's vocals dominate strongly, but always in a way that's beautifully poised, balanced, and never overly indulgent. There's a slight hint of iciness in Jack's voice, but it's only a thin one – a slight layer of manner that holds back the depth of emotion lurking right below the surface. Titles include the classic "Wives & Lovers", plus "Charade", "I Wish You Love", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Angel Eyes", "I'm Moody", "Summertime Promises", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "Nina Never Knew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some wear, a couple of small stains on the back, and some splitting on the bottom seam and spine.)

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Julie LondonLondon By Night ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Near Mint- (reissue)... $9.99
Breathy vocals from the great Julie London – an album recorded early in her years on Libery Records, but with a slightly full sound overall! Backings are by the orchestra of Pete King – a little heavy on the strings, but never too much so – just enough to give the tunes a sad-tinged sort of sound that glows and shimmers nicely behind Julie's vocals – very much in the moody feel you might expect from the trashy image of London in an alley on the cover! The set's never sleepy, and has a nicely dark undercurrent – on titles that include "Nobody's Heart", "The Exciting Life", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Well Sir", "In The Middle Of A Kiss", "Pousse Cafe", "Mad About The Boy", and "My Man's Gone Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wax Train reissue from 2009. Cover has a very small stain at the bottom.)

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Julie LondonLove On The Rocks ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Very Good- ... $8.99
A record that has Julie London already hitting that great "Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast" mode of later years – the adult, informed approach that showed that the teasing nude of the 50s had turned into a pleasing woman of the 60s – capable of frank presentation of material and assumption of desire that other singers often still just toyed with. Peter King handles the arrangements, and mixes soft strings with lighter modes to really flesh out Julie's simple but effective delivery of the tunes. Titles include "Love On The Rocks", "Where Did The Gentleman Go", "What's New", "How Did He Look", "The End Of A Love Affair", and "Where Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a bit of sticker residue, a small split on the bottom seam, and some light stains.)

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New 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
Also available Liquid Spirit (with bonus tracks) ... LP 22.99

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New Gregory PorterLiquid Spirit (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
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". LP also features two bonus tracks – "Time Is Ticking" and "Water Under Bridges (robato version)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Liquid Spirit ... CD 13.99

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New Nina SimoneBest Of Nina Simone (RCA) ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A great little collection of Nina's work for RCA during the late 60s – a mixture of mellower jazzy grooves, folksy soul, and some fuller-arranged styles handled by Sammy Lowe and Horace Ott. Nina's in fine form throughout – singing with a tone that matches the mood on any number – and the overall sound of the work is among some of the hippest she ever recorded, hitting that late 60s period when she was really beginning to break down some boundaries in her music. Titles include "Go To Hell", "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "In The Morning", "Day & Night", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "My Man's Gone Now", "Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)", and "Do What You Gotta Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has thick tape on all seams, some wear, and a sticker on front.)

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Keely SmithPolitely! ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A classic album by Keely Smith – Louis Prima's one-time wife and classic singing partner, working here on her own! Politely features arrangements by Billy May, showcasing Keely as a great singer in her own right, able to work in that sophisticated jazz-based style that you'd find with the best Capitol singers, like Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, or Nat King Cole. Titles include "Cocktails For Two", "The Song Is You", "I Can't Get Started", "S'Posin", "I Never Knew", and "All The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has a split spine.)

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Joe Williams with Lambert Hendricks & RossSing Along With Basie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Around September 17, 2014
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 Basie album for ABC, but handled here with a bit more of an edge, and a rougher, more freewheeling groove that's a better fit for the great Basie sound of the late 50s – a great adaptation of the groove by Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, and Annie Ross! Titles include "Every Tub", "Rusty Dusty Blues", "The King", "Shorty George", and "Let Me See". CD

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New Rosemary ClooneyLove ... CD
Reprise, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unusual album from Rosemary Clooney – recorded with lush backings from Nelson Riddle, in a style that gets past the lighter mode of earlier years! Clooney really opens up in Riddle's company – and hits a mature, adult mode that almost points the way towards directions Morgana King would take in later years. The tunes are all extremely well-chosen – and even the older numbers seem to have a more contemporary feel here, thanks to Riddle's unified arrangements throughout – an overall approach that avoids the "fast then slow then fast" mode that sometimes kept other Clooney albums from sounding like more serious vocal efforts. Titles include "Invitation", "I Wish It So", "Yours Sincerely", "Find The Way", "If I Forget You", "More Than You Know", and "Why Shouldn't I". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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