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New Mark MurphyHip Parade ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
A real turning point in the career of singer Mark Murphy – a great session for Capitol from 1960, done with creative arrangements from Bill Holman, and a sound that opens up strongly from Murphy's Decca years! In a way, the record is one of the first times that Murphy really got to do what he wanted to on record – and working with Holman, he really opens up in the inventive, expressive modes that would mark the Murphy sound of later years – a style that was light years ahead of other male singers in jazz! Some tracks have small combo backings, others have big band, and a few feature support from a larger chorus – but throughout the entire set it's clear that Mark's not just a run of the mill pop singer on Capitol, and can sing here with a level of jazz that few others on the label ever matched! Titles include "Firefly", "Lonesome Town", "Catch A Falling Star", "All The Way", "Venus", "Send For Me", and "Personality". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, with promo sticker. Cover has half split seams and some pen on back.)

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Mark MurphyThat's How I Love The Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Given what a freewheeling, open-minded, and lyrical jazz singer Mark Murphy is, it's hard to imagine him really loving "the blues" – and fortunately, most of that love is extended in the title, because the album itself is less of the blues effort that you might think. True, the tracks are numbers that often have "blues" in the title – but the arrangements are by Al Cohn, and have a swinging approach that's in keeping with Murphy's other early 50s work. Titles include "Blues You're The Mother Of Sin", "Blues In My Heart", "Fiesta In Blue", "That's How I Love The Blues", "Blues In The Night", and a reading of "Senor Blues" that's worth the price of the record alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has a small name in pen on front.)

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New Harry BelafonteMark Twain & Other Folk Favorites ... LP
RCA, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Heavy 50s mono pressing. Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Mark MurphyBridging A Gap ... LP
Muse, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Mark Murphy's earliest records for Muse, and an essential release in his developing style in the 70's. Sweet warm and swinging jazz vocals, with accompaniment by a tight group that includes the Brecker Brothers, Ron Carter, and Pat Rebillot. The set features two Murphy originals, "Sausalito" and "Come and Get Me", plus "She's Gone", "Steamroller", "We Could Be Flying", and "No More". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings ... LP
Muse, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arguably the best Mark Murphy album, from the mid-70's with stellar versions of groovy jazz classics like "Red Clay", "Maiden Voyage", and "Canteloupe Island". Great all the way through. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mark MurphyMark Time (aka Swingin Singin Affair) ... LP
Fontana (UK), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare British session from vocalist Mark Murphy – and one of his grooviest albums of the 60s! Mark's working here with great backings from the orchestras of Tubby Hayes, John Dankworth, and Les Reed – all of whom give Murphy some of his hippest grooves to date, very much in the mode of some of his work on the Midnight Mood album cut for MPS during the same overseas 60s stretch. And as with that one, there's a nice selection of tunes that goes way past the usual – and which shows off the widest range of Murphy's groovy vocal talents – titles that include "Ballyhoo", "Iceberg", "Stablemates", "She Loves You", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "From Time To Time", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)
 
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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on tracks one through three. Cover has light ring & edge wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some discoloration on the back along the opening.)

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Josephine BakerFabulous Josephine Baker ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good- ... $7.99
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(Shaded Dog, Living Stereo pressing, with deep groove. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on tracks one through three. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, a few light stains, a promo stamp with some marker, and a long scratch on the back.)

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Mike DouglasMike Douglas Sings It All ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Not the usual set from Mike Douglas – as this one was recorded at Sigma Sound, with arrangements by Richard Rome! LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy, with a promo sticker and cutout mark. Cover has some light wear.)

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Jon HendricksRecorded In Person At The Trident ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
Great live set recorded by Jon Hendricks during a time when he was making his home in the artsy community of Sausalito, on the San Francisco Bay. The set's recorded at the town's tiny Trident club, where Jon played for a while on a very regular basis, and the feeling is very relaxed and comfortable. The band includes players who would go on to make more of a name for themselves in the 70's – like Noel Jewkes and Flip Nunez – but the real focus is on Jon's rich, raspy, always-swingin' vocals. There's a lot of nice uptempo tracks that demonstrate his agile vocalese skills, including readings of "Yeh Yeh", "Watermelon Man", "Gimme That Wine", "Stockholm Sweetnin", and "Jon's Mumbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label promo. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track three. Cover has ring & edge wear, a bit of splitting on the bottom seam, and some stains and promo stamps on the back.)

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Jack JonesJack Jones Sings ... LP
Kapp, 1966. Sealed ... $5.99
Jack Jones sings, and beautifully too – on the kind of mellow album that few male singers made so well in the 60s! The set's got a great mix of jazz sensibility and straighter vocal singing – backed by light strings from Ralph Carmichael, but also a bit of tinkling piano from Doug Talbert – in a mode that floats easily with Jones' tremendous vocals. There's a depth here that's really wonderful – a quality that re-ignites even familiar tunes, but which sounds especially great on a few of the album's lesser-known numbers. Tracks include "I Don't Care Much", "Somewhere There's Someone", "Love After Midnight", "Somewhere My Love", "The Shining Sea", "A Day In The Life Of A Fool", and "The Face I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Kathy KeeganGood Life ... LP
Malibu, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track five. Cover has light wear, a partially split bottom seam, some pen, a spot of tape on the spine, and a promo stamp on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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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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Jane Morgan & The TroubadorsFascination (illustrated cover) ... LP
Kapp, 1957. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Jo StaffordSki Trails ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
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(6 Eye pressing. Cover has light wear, an ink stamp, and a light mark from sticker removal.)

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Dinah WashingtonAfter Hours With Miss D ... LP
EmArcy, Early 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Dinah's in a perfect setting here – one that gets more jazz out of her style than other records at the time! The "after hours" setting has Dinah singing with a relaxed jazz combo – one that features Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Paul Quinichette on tenor, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Junior Mance on piano – as well as some other nice touches, like congas from Candido, and a bit of organ work from Jackie Davis! The tunes still have the slightly bluesy feel of Dinah's other work, but are more jazz-based in their phrasing and presentation – and titles include "A Foggy Day", "Bye Bye Blues", "Am I Blue", "Blue Skies", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing, with deep groove. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has a partially split top seam and a couple of small stains.)

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Joe Lee WilsonSecrets From The Sun ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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
(Side 1 has short mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, and some pen on the back.)

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Jimmy Witherspoon with Jack McDuffBlues Is Now ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good- Gatefold ... $3.99
A much groovier set than usual from vocalist Jimmy Witherspoon – thanks to some great backing from the combo of organist Jack McDuff, which also includes guitar from a young Melvin Sparks! The sound here is definitely in keeping with the "blues" in the title – but McDuff's instrumentation brings in a fair bit of jazz as well – and really opens up the tunes with some of the playful rhythms he was laying down on his own records for Prestige in the 60s. And as usual, Witherspoon proves that he's every bit as much a jazz singer as a blues vocalist – by changing things up nicely on most of the tunes, and bringing in inflections that go way past a typical bluesy singing mode. The whole thing's nice and lively, with a really unique feel that's all its own – and titles include "Sweet Slumber", "My Money's Long This Morning Baby", "Part Time Woman", "Late One Evening", "SK Blues", and "Past Forty Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track four. Cover has light wear, some seam splitting, some sticker residue in one corner, and stains and pencil inside the gatefold. Labels have some sticker residue and marker.)

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New Ernestine AndersonSunshine ... LP
Concord, 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of Ernestine Anderson's great sets for Concord – very soulful, with trio backing from Monty Alexander on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a mark from sticker removal, and some pen on back.)

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New Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews Sings ... LP
RCA, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With backings from Irwin Kostal. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker, but is otherwise nice.)

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New June ChristyMisty Miss Christy ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of June's all-time classics – and perhaps her most famous album, next to the sublime Something Cool. The set, like that one, was arranged and conducted by Pete Rugolo – whose icy and modern touches are the perfect foil for June's sad and dark voice. Familiar tunes are completely transformed by the pair's masterful handling – and titles include "The Wind", "There's No You", "For All We Know", "This Year's Kisses", "That's All", and "Maybe You'll Be There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split spine, mostly split top and bottom seams, some wear, aging, and a peeled mark from sticker removal.)

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New Blossom Dearie1975 Vol 2 ... LP
Daffodil, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has mostly split seams held together by wide strips of clear tape, some stickers, a peeled mark from sticker removal, and a library card holder on the front. Labels have library stickers.)

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New Ella Fitzgerald & Billie HolidayNewport Years Volume 1 (aka Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday At Newport) ... LP
Verve, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two of the biggest singers who ever worked for Verve Records – captured perfectly at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Ella Fitzgerald steps out with a strong, lively groove on the first half of the set – swinging things with a looser, more upbeat quality than on some of her mellower Verve studio sets of the late 50s – really grooving it up with small combo backing from the trio of pianist Don Abney! Billie Holiday also gets some small combo backing too – a hip trio with Mal Waldron on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – often a bit more laidback than the group on Ella's sides, but in a great way that helps Holiday hit a very intimate sound, even before this large audience. Ella sings "This Can't Be Love", "Body & Soul", "April In Paris", "I Got A Crush On You", and "Airmail Special" – and Billie sings "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "My Man", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Lady Sings The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with a small sticker on each label. Cover has a light mark from sticker removal on the back.)

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New Little Miss CornshucksLoneliest Girl In Town ... LP
Chess, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only album ever recorded by Little Miss Cornshucks – something of an enigma in the 50s R&B scene, as she was a singer who had this down-home look, name, and stage style – but who sang in a sophisticated bluesy style that sounded a lot like Esther Phillips or Etta James at their best! The album's got a cover that shows Cornshucks in all of her "glory" – barefoot, in a country dress, pantaloons, and straw hat – but the sound of the record is really wonderful, and up there with some of the more sophisticated vocal work coming out on Chess at the time. Riley Hampton handled arrangements, with a core group that includes Sonny Thompson on piano and Reggie Boyd on guitar. Titles include "So Long", "Never Let You Go", "Why Was I Born", "Don't Deceive Me", and "To Be Hurt". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has a cutout hole, a split top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, a bumped corner, and some small paint droplets.)

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New Rare SilkNew Weave ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A way hipper record than you'd guess from a group with a name like "Rare Silk" – and some of the best group jazz vocalese recorded in the 80s! The group is a quartet of voices – 3 female, 1 male – and they come together in a style that's far less hokey than most of the other practictioners of this mode at the time – a timeless sort of hipster approach that's really got a lot of the same sort of energy as Mark Murphy on Muse! Backing is small combo jazz on all numbers, with some really sweet keyboards on a few of the best tracks – and titles include versions of Flip Nunez's "Happying", Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay", Richie Cole's "New York Afternoon", Chick Corea's "Spain", Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar", and Eddie Harris' "You Know It's Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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