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Connie FrancisConnie Francis & The Kids Next Door ... LP
Leo, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the creepiest-looking Connie Francis albums ever – and the album also features weird versions of some 60s British Invasion tunes! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Page MortonMay You Always ... LP
MGM, 1961. Sealed ... $19.99
Page Morton's floating in a sea of red on the cover of this rare album – and the music has her swimming in a similarly watery style too! Arrangements are handled by Leo Addeo – who you might know from late 50s tropical and exotica sides – and although his approach here is more in keeping with a vocal session, he also still shows his great ear for those languidly seeping tones around the corners of the edges – a feel of flow that draws us in even before Page's vocals pick up the lyrics! There's a bit of organ used at times to emphasize this approach, and some occasional other exotic instrumentation too – on titles that include "Bill", "Don't Blame Me", "That Old Feeling", "May You Always", "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", and "Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cuotut hole.)
 
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Michael FranksBurchfield Nines ... LP
Warner, 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
Great songs, great vocals, great instrumentation, and another late 70s classic from Michael Franks – one of the few mainstream masters of understatement in his generation! As on all his best albums, the style here is a subtle blend of jazz and pop with a bit of a Brazilian inspiration – kind of a more mainstream take on styles that Bob Dorough and Blossom Dearie had first put forth, with all the sort of hip songwriting that sort of reference might imply. Deodato's at the helm of the arrangements here – keeping things lean and clean, and using key contributions from players like Leon Pendarvis, John Tropea, Steve Gadd, and Bud Shank to flesh out the jazzier side of Franks' sound. Titles include "Wrestle A Live Nude Girl", "In Search Of The Perfect Shampoo", "Vivaldi's Song", "Dear Little Nightingale", "When The Cookie Jar Is Empty", "A Robinsong", and "Meet Me In The Deerpark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a few creases.)

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Cleo LaineCleo Laine Live!!! – At Carnegie Hall ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Cover has a "Best Buy" sticker in one corner and a piece of clear tape on another.)

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Cleo LaineCleo Sings Sondheim ... LP
RCA, 1988. Near Mint- ... $0.49
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Cleo LaineGonna Get Through ... LP
RCA, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(Cover has a partial Sound Purchase sticker.)

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Cleo LaineIn Retrospect ... LP
MGM (UK), Early/Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(70s pressing.)

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Cleo Laine & Annie RossFacade ... LP
Fontana (UK), 1967. Very Good+ ... $13.99
An unusual vocal project – based on the writings of Edith Sitwell, with music composed by William Walton – but performed with a jazzy style by a small combo that includes John Dankworth on alto, Bernard Izen on trumpet, and Ray Swinfield on flute! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from an old sticker, a small stain on the back, and a small mark.)

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Cleo Laine with John DankworthThis Is Cleo Laine (aka Shakespeare & All That Jazz) ... LP
Fontana/Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A weird one – but one of the real standouts in Cleo Laine's 60s catalog! As the title might imply, Cleo sings jazz versions of Shakespeare poems and bits from plays – with musical backing by husband Johnny Dankworth, who gives the set a cool enough groove to really make it work, and keeps things from being as stuff as you might fear! Kenny Wheeler plays a fair bit of trumpet solos when Cleo's not singing – further emphasizing the jazz component of the record, and moving it away from the flowery language of The Bard. There's a strangely sinister feel here that we really like – and titles include "Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind", "Duet Of Sonnets", "Winter", "O Mistress Mine", 'Witches Fair & Foul", and "The Compleat Works". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK "International Series" pressing.)

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Leonard NimoyThe Way I Feel ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Groovy groovy stuff from Mr. Spock! This album features some surprisingly great covers of 60s material – like "Sunny", "Where It's At", and "Both Sides Now". But the real highlights are the originals by Nimoy – one dark and spooky, one surprisingly unselfconsciously pop – and the tracks are titled "Consilium" and "Please Don't Try To Change My Mind". Nice mod 60s cover, too. Beam us up! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam, and center split in the bottom seam.)

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Sound Of FeelingSpleen (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Limelight, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An incredible record from this enigmatic vocal group! Sound Of Feeling were an ultra hip trio (2 gals, 1 guy) who recorded under the aegis of Leonard Feather at the end of the 60s – and who worked in a mode that combined sweet harmony vocals, sunshine pop, and some surprisingly experimental touches! The tunes on this set are a weird blend of dreamy numbers and other tunes that really push the boundaries of vocal expression – very tripped-out numbers that are a bit like some of the later experimental work by the Swingle II ensemble. Titles include "Mixolydian Mode", "Spleen", "Along Came Sam", "The Time Has Come For Silence", "Up Into Silence", and "Hex". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon ThomasBlues & The Soulful Truth ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
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 – thanks to backings arranged by Pee Wee Ellis – known best for his work with the James Brown band of the late 60s! Pee Wee handles reed solos on the tunes, and the group also features some great work on keyboards from Neal Creque – from Pucho's band – plus some guitar from Cornell Dupree and Larry Coryell. Yet Thomas is clearly the main attraction – sounding beautifully expressive at that level that no other jazz singer could ever hope to touch – that genre-starting style that continues to amaze us after all these years. Titles include the classic "China Doll" – plus "Love Each Other", "Boom Boom Boom", "Gypsy Queen", and "Shape Your Mind To Die". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting on the top seam.)
Also available Blues & The Soulful Truth ... CD 16.99

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New Leonard NimoyNew World Of Leonard Nimoy ... LP
Dot, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure albums from Leonard Nimoy – a bit less "Mr Spock" than some of the others, but still with his uncanny way of delivering a tune! The feel is pretty odd – especially given that the material is maybe hipper than before – and arrangements are by Ben Benay and Mike Henderson – and titles include "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town", "Abraham Martin & John", "Proud Mary", "The Mayor Of Ma's Cafe", "I Finally Saw The Two Of You Today", "The Sun Will Rise", and "Everybody's Talkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Nancy WilsonCan't Take My Eyes Off Of You ... LP
Capitol, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great album from Nancy Wilson – a set that still has her working with the jazzy undercurrents of her best 60s work for Capitol Records – yet also moving into some hipper, more sophisticated soul styles too! There's a really strong adult vibe to the record – not that Nancy didn't have one before, but this time around there's even more sense of personality and experiential depth that really comes through in the choice of songs – and in Wilson's wonderful treatment of them. Tunes that might be stiff in the hands of someone else are really transformed here – with added thanks to Phil Wright for great arrangements on the record. Titles include a version of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne", Burt Bacharach's obscure "Waitin For Charlie To Come Home", and the tracks "Trip With Me", "This Girl Is A Woman Now", "Mixed Up Girl", and "Words & Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Luba RaushiekLuba – Chi Jazz ... LP
Erect, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure bit of Chicago jazz – featuring vocalist Luba Raushiek, kind of a self-styled spiritualist, with an approach that hits both traditional modes, and more far-out soulful ones – running through styles that range from Leon Thomas to Billy Eckstine, as was typical for a small club vocalist like this. The record's not great – but it's a valuable bit of Chicago jazz, as Raushiek did sing in quite a few of the city's clubs in the 70s and 80s, and he's helped here by players like John Young, Ari Brown, and Von Freeman. Titles include "Impressions", "Well You Needn't", "Enterprise", and "Love Makes The World Go Round". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain along the spine.)

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New Joe Lee WilsonSecrets From The Sun ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums ever from singer Joe Lee Wilson – a righteous vocalist with a style we'd rank right up there with Leon Thomas or Andy Bey in the 70s! The album's got an easygoing vibe that's a nice change from some of Joe's other records – a quality that's never too forced, and which has Wilson sliding into the tunes wonderfully without any sort of gimmicks or tricks. His voice often has a nice crackle, which further underscores his instrument-inspired approach – and also makes the lyrics sound that much more wonderful too. The set was produced by Noah Howard, possibly in Paris – and it features a quartet with Bobby Few on piano, Steve Sax on saxes and flute, Jack Gregg on bass, and Al Levitt on drums. Includes the lovely originals "Dedicated To My Father", "Come & See", and "Secrets From The Sun" – plus a great take on Billy Gault's "Mode For Trane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker at the opening.)
 
 
 



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