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Nat King ColeBest Of Nat King Cole ... CD
Capitol, Mid 40s. Used ... $1.99
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New Nat King ColeClose Up ... LP
Capitol, 1960s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
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(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear and seam splitting, with the remnants of a factory sticker on the front and a small spot of residue on the back.)

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New Nat King ColeCole Espanol ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Very Good- ... $3.99
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(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has clear tape on all seams and a small name in pen on back.)

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Nat King ColeMy Fair Lady ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Late Nat King Cole – an album from the early 60s for Capitol, featuring expansive arrangements from Ralph Carmichael! The style here is a bit more flowery than on Nat's earlier work – with him singing in kind of a grand voice, amidst large orchestrations and occasional backing chorus vocals – in a mode that's not as smooch or intimate as his classic Capitol sides, but which still has some nice merits – especially in the way that Nat's voice seems to still have a tremendous amount of presence in the setting. Titles include "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", "Hymn To Him", "With A Little Bit Of Luck", "The Rain In Spain", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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Nat King ColeTouch Of Your Lips ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a mostly split bottom seam.)

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Nat King Cole TrioBest Of Nat King Cole Trio Volume 1 ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Four King CousinsIntroducing The Four King Cousins ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Very groovy work from the Four King Cousins – a sweet quartet of lovely voices peeled off of the larger King Family ensemble, singing here in a spare and syncopated groove with lots of late 60s Capitol touches! Maestro Lex De Azevedo produced, arranged, and conducted – and the album's got a really unified sound that links together harmonies from Sunshine Pop and a bit of the loping styles that were showing up in mainstream easy at the time – a sublime blend of vocals and lightly snapping rhythms that's totally outta site! All tracks are covers, but done in really wonderful versions – and tunes include the great Roger Nichols track "I Fell", plus "Love So Fine", "God Only Knows", "California Nights", "This Girl's In Love With You", and "I Wanna Be Free". CD

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Morgana KingEverybody Loves Saturday Night ... LP
Ascot, 1965. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has a small tear on the back paste-on.)

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Morgana KingI Know How It Feels To Be Lonely ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Morgana KingMore Morgana King (Ascot) ... LP
Ascot, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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Morgana KingStretchin' Out ... LP
Muse, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
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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King FamilyKing Family Show ... LP
Warner, 1965. Sealed ... $0.49
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+ ... $0.49
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(Cover has a PROMO punch out.)

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King Pleasure/Annie RossKing Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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+ ... $0.99
Arrangements by Warren Barker and Allyn Ferguson – with backings by Alvino Rey! LP, Vinyl record album

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King SistersNew Sounds Of The Fabulous King Sisters ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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- ... $0.49
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New Diane Schuur & BB KingHeart To Heart ... CD
GRP, 1994. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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New Nat King ColeAt The Sands ... LP
Capitol, 1959/1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An important album by Nat King Cole – one that presented him in a live format, working in front of a very relaxed crowd at the Sands, expressing himself in a way that's quite different than some of his studio albums. The staid sound of Cole is opened up a bit here in the live set – a bit more relaxed, not necessarily improvised, but with a familiarity that shows Nat as more of an entertainer than you might expect. Titles include "Thou Swell", "Ballerina", "Funny (Not Much)", "I Wish You Love", "You Leave Me Breathless", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting on the top and bottom seams, and a name in pen on the back.)

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New Nat King ColeBest Of Nat King Cole ... LP
Capitol/EMI (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(US record club pressing.)

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New Nat King ColeLove Is Here To Stay ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear.)

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New Nat King ColeSt Louis Blues ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arrangements by Nelson Riddle, on a host of older WC Handy tunes – nicely updated by Cole! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s abridged pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting on the top seam, and a bit of pen on back.)

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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 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. Cover has some tape on the bottom seam and small bit of marker along part of the opening.)

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New Nat King ColeNat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Used ... 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
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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New Bing CrosbyKing Of The Crooners ... CD
HHO (UK), Late 30s/1940s/1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New King Pleasure/Dave LambertDoodlin ... LP
Yorkshir, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great rare material from both singers – a great place to go if you've run out of Lambert Hendricks & Ross albums, and have gobbled up all the King Pleasure material on CD! Both artists are at their vocalese best – King Pleasure in the lead on "At Your Beck & Call", "DB Blues", "Diaper Pin", and "Evening Blues" – and Dave Lambert working with a pre-LHR group of singers on titles that include "Four Brothers", "Doodlin", and "Spirit Feel". LP, Vinyl record album

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New King PleasureGolden Days ... LP
Hi Fi, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New King PleasureKing Pleasure (aka Golden Days) ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday Alternates 1936 to 1942 Vol 1 – 1936 to 1938 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), Late 30s. Used ... $4.99
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 ... $4.99
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 ... $4.99
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 ... $4.99
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 ... $4.99
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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 ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... LP
King, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young songbook – laidback and soulful tunes that really let her open up and do her thing! The backing on the album's nice and earthy – provided by a Chicago group that includes King Fleming piano, Charles Stepney vibes, Paul Serrano trumpet, and Vernel Fournier drums – and the overall style is perfect for Lorez' deep soulful vocals. Titles include "DB Blues", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "This Year's Kisses", and "Jumpin With Symphony Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy early pressing – with black Federal label, and deep groove. Vinyl has light surface marks, but plays well.)
 
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Ann BurtonAnn Burton Sings For Lovers & Other Strangers ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest, moodiest albums ever recorded by Dutch singer Ann Burton – a set that features some of the more creative arrangements she ever received on record – put together by guitarist Wim Overgaauw, and featuring organ work from both Rob Madna and Rob Franken! Burton's always great, but here she hits some of the more compelling European styles that singers like Karin Krog and Monica Zetterlund were working through in the late 60s – maybe not as openly avant at times, but quite far from the usual singer-with-trio sort of records that she previously cuts. Burton's phrasing is especially great – slow, careful, and with a kind of inventiveness that reminds us of Morgana King at her hippest – and titles include "For No One", "Sweet William", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "For All We Know", "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day", and "Business Goes On As Usual". CD

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Freddy ColeLike A Quiet Storm ... LP
Dinky, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great LP of smooth jazzy soul from Freddy cole – recorded for a small (should we say "dinky"?) indie label, but with a warm mellow sound that's all pro! There's some great keyboards behind Freddy's vocals – nice and mellow on the best tracks – and titles include "Dancing Eyes", "Like A Quiet Storm", "I Need Your Love So Much", "All We Need is A Place", "You & I", and "He Was The King". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack JonesWives & Lovers ... LP
Kapp, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
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. Very Good ... $29.99
Breathy vocals from the great Julie London – an album recorded early in her years on Liberty 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
(Turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal on front.)

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Julie LondonLove On The Rocks ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Very Good- ... $4.99
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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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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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 Rita ReysRita Reys Sings Burt Bacharach ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful recording of Burt Bacharach classics – done by Dutch singer Rita Reys, in a setting that makes the album one of her best from the 70s! Rita's got this airy, open style of vocalizing – a bit like Morgana King, but not as heavily handed – and that style really turns out to be perfect for Burt's music – as Reys kind of flows, steps, and drifts over the tunes with effortless ease – at a level that's maybe even better that Dionne Warwick's famous interpretations of the material. Arrangements by Rogier Van Otterloo also match the mode just right – full orchestrations, but always very light – kind of pillowy, right underneath Rita's voice – gently gliding through tunes that include "Windows Of The World", "This Girl's In Love With You", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "A House Is Not A Home", "One Less Bell To Answer", and "Paper Mache". CD

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New Nina SimoneForever Young, Gifted, & Black – Songs Of Freedom & Spirit ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
The hippest work of Nina Simone's years on RCA – a collection that brings together tracks that really fit the spirit of the title! Although Simone had always explored righteous themes throughout her career, she really opened up during her late 60s/early 70s run for RCA – using new freedoms at the label to stretch out the length of her tunes, deepen the social currents of her themes, and even move her musical backings away from straight jazz-based lines. Package features liner notes by Alicia Keys, a specially commissioned poem by Nikki Giovanni, and previously unreleased alternate versions of "Turn Turn Turn" and "Ain't Got No" – plus the tracks "Westwind (live)", "Backlash Blues (live)", "Why (The King Of Love Is Dead)(live)", "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", "Revolution (parts 1 & 2)", and "Mississippi Goddam (live)". CD

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Keely SmithPolitely! ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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VariousUltra Lounge – Vegas Baby! (limited package) ... CD
Capitol/EMI, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $9.99
A very groovy set of tracks – and one that comes packaged with its own roulette wheel in the cover! The package goes for an all-Vegas style of vocal tracks – swinging and upbeat numbers that make you feel like you're in the set of the original Oceans Eleven, or following Fredo around in Godfather 2. There's a total of 20 tracks in all, and titles include "Games People Play" by Mel Torme, "Who's Got The Action" by Dean Martin, "Lucky Day" by Judy Garland, "I'm Shooting High" by Nat King Cole, "Something's Comin" by Vic Damone, "With Plenty Of Money & You" by Count Basie & Tony Bennett, "Shangri La" by Wayne Newton, "Big Spender" by Peggy Lee, "Night & Day" by Steve Lawrence, "Ain't That A Kick In the Head" by Sammy Davis Jr, and "This Could Be The Start Of Something" by Jack Jones. Packaging has a great roulette wheel with moving ball surrounded by green velvet. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Kurt EllingLive In Chicago ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
We think this guy's one of the best new jazz vocalist to emerge over the past decade, and this album – his 4th for Blue Note – is far and away his best! The album was recorded live at Chicago's Green Mill nightclub – with nice small combo backing by Laurence Hobgood, Rob Amster, and Michael Raynor, plus guest horn work by Von Freeman, Eddie Johnson, and Ed Peterson. Kahil El'Zabar also plays percussion, and Jon Hendricks joins in on vocals a bit. But the best part is Elling's voice – which is a sweet mix between Mark Murphy at his best, and earlier vocalese masters, like Hendricks or Joe Lee Wilson. The album features mostly straight-ahead jazz vocalizing – with little of the hipster monologues that have ruined other Elling albums – and it includes an incredible version of Wayne Shorter's "Night Dreamer", plus the cuts "Oh My God", "Esperanto", "My Foolish Heart", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and the King Pleasure classic "Don't Get Scared". A real treat – especially if you like Cleveland Watkiss' Green Chimneys album, or any of the good Mark Murphy recordings for Muse! CD
 
 
 



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