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Harry BelafonteMark Twain & Other Folk Favorites ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good ... $5.99
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(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Mark MurphyHip Parade ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good ... $5.99
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 MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
One of his best for Muse, with a beautiful set of jazzy vocal grooves that includes his reading of "Stolen Moments" (later made famous by United Future Organization), plus "D.C. Farewell" and an excellent version of "Waters of March". Warm and breezy, with that perfect style that Murphy had for a brief while in the 70s – and which has continued to be such a huge influence on groovers today! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Mark MurphyThat's How I Love The Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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- ... $5.99
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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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Betty CarterAudience With Betty Carter ... LP
Bet Car, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A brilliant live set by Betty Carter, and a perfect summation of the underground soul that was bubbling through her work in the 70s! The Betty you hear here is way different than the Betty of earlier years – freer, more soulful, working in an unfettered setting that lets her take off on piano and vocals, working in a mode that's got a modal vibrant quality unmatched by most other singers! The album includes a great version of "Open The Door", a 25 minute reading of the landmark tune "Sounds", and the tracks "Tight", "Fake", "So", "My Favorite Things", "Caribbean Sun", and "I Think I Got It Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Jon HendricksRecorded In Person At The Trident ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
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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Kathy KeeganGood Life ... LP
Malibu, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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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+ ... $0.49
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(Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Sue RaneySongs For A Raney Day ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good- ... $24.99
A fantastic album by this obscure vocalist – one of the first in a great run of work recorded by Sue Raney on the west coast scene! This session has Sue sounding a fair bit like Chris Connor or June Christy – often a bit icy, and sometimes sweet – but without some of the fuller modes on her later records. The album's got surprisingly understated arrangements by Billy May that have a nice jazzy edge – and Raney's vocals have all the wistful qualities you might guess from the title and cover! Titles include "A Blossom Fell", "Impossible", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", "My Prayer", "Wanna Laugh?", "Rain On The Roof", and "Blue Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has some wear, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, some splitting on the spine, a peeled mark and sticker remnants on the front, and some stains on the back.)

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New Kitty WhiteKitty White (aka Cold Fire) ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Very Good ... $7.99
A date that has White singing with some really moody backings from Hal Mooney – a mix of jazz instrumentation and fuller strings – all served up with a real sensitivity for some of the darker moments in the tunes. Even when things are upbeat, there's a nice undercurrent of sadness – which comes partly from White's unusual phrasing, but also from Mooney's slightly modern tones on the instrumentation. Tracks that would ordinarily be more sentimental take on a new sort of energy here – and the fresh selections in the set list further help set the album apart from the usual vocal session of the time. Titles include "Cold Fire", "The Other Woman", "As Children Do", "Meaning Of The Blues", "Land Of Love", "Frantic Feeling", and "If I Were You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation, causing the image to be a bit fuzzy, with some light stains on the back, a small peeled mark, and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam. Label has a mark from an old sticker.)

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Jimmy Witherspoon with Jack McDuffBlues Is Now ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good- Gatefold ... $1.99
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 Nancy WilsonThis Mother's Daughter ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Nancy Wilson's hippest albums from the 70s – a great record of smooth mellow tracks produced by Eugene McDaniels, handled with some nice jazzy flourishes, and a warm soulful sound that brings out the best in Nancy's vocals! If you've dug her vocals on the Life, Love, & Harmony album, you'll find that this one's pretty similar – with some great easily grooving tunes that well mark her move into modern soul – and a sophistication that goes way beyond her work of the 60s! Titles include "China", "I Don't Want A Sometimes Man", "From You To Me To You", "Stay Tuned", "When We Were One", and "Now". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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