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Eartha KittRCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "C'Est Si Bon", "Angelitos Negros", "African Lullaby", "Uska Dara", and "Lilac Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with moisture saining, and flaking along the bottom seam.)
 
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Ann Margret & Al HirtBeauty & The Beard ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Just to get things straight: Ann's the Beauty and Al's the Beard – and they're paired together in this surprisingly tasty set that stands as one of Ann's jazziest albums for RCA! Part of the strength is from arranger Marty Paich, who has Al's trumpet and Ann's voice working with a small group that includes Red Norvo on vibes and Al Hendrickson on guitar. Tunes are a bit laidback, especially for Ann – and titles include "Mutual Admiration Society", "Personality", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Little Boy", and "The Best Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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Ann Margret/Kitty Kallen/Della Reese3 Great Girls – All New Recordings ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Fresh work by three of RCA's grooviest singers of the early 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing.)

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Harry BelafonteCalypso Carnival/Warm Touch ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Early 70s work from Harry Belafonte – and two records that are surprisingly groovy, and surprisingly ahead of their time! Calypso Carnival mixes Belafonte's older groove with a sunnier, more swinging 70s style – arranged by Ralph MacDonald and Frankie Francis with a surprising degree of soul at times – particularly that mix of Caribbean elements and American grooves that others like Johnny Nash would score big with in a few years. Ralph's arrangements are wonderful – and titles include "Lena", "Chinita", "Don't Stop The Carnival", "Elegant Donkey", "Season For Carnival", and "Black & White". Warm Touch has Harry Belafonte hitting a mode that's a bit warm, but a bit soulful too – a mix of styles that comes from arrangers William Eaton and Robert Freedman, each of whom do slightly different things with that magnificent Belafonte voice! Some tunes are laidback and mellow, and the record mixes in elements from some of the better singer-songwriters of the time – a nice change that gets past the calypso modes that Belafonte had maybe recorded a bit too much by this time. Titles include "Circle Round The Sun", "No Regrets", "Cycles", "The Circle Game", "Rainy Day Man", "Fare Thee Well", "Her Song", and "The Paris Song". CD

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Harry BelafonteMany Moods Of Belafonte ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Vinyl has some marks that click a bit.)

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Harry BelafonteMark Twain & Other Folk Favorites ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Julie BuddJulie Budd ... LP
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $9.99
A hip early 70s album arranged and produced by Tony Hatch – not nearly as well known as his work with Jackie Trent or Petula Clark, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Julie's got a style that's a bit less poppy than some of her predecessors – at least not in a 60s way – and she slides out nicely here with a warm quality that's rich and full, but gets a good sense of pacing and timing from Hatch. In other hands, Budd might be a bit too over the top, or too emotive – but Tony's skill with singers really helps her find focus here, on a set of tunes that include "Touch Me", "Just Say Goodbye", "How Can I Be Sure", "West Side Apartment", "You've Got A Friend", and a remake of "Call Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blanche CallowayBlanche Calloway & Her Joy Boys ... LP
RCA (France), 1931. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Great vocal work from Cab Calloway's sister! The group includes tenor from Ben Webster, drums from Cozy Cole, trumpet from Edgar Battle and Calrence Smith, piano from Mary Lou Williams, tuba from Andy Kirk, and alto from Roger Boyd. LP, Vinyl record album

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Martha CarsonJourney To The Sky ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has a small RCA "meet the girls" sticker.)

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Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney Sings Country Hits From The Heart ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Vinyl has a small press flaw bump on each side.)

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Rosemary Clooney & Perez PradoTouch Of Tabasco – Plus! ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1959. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
A surprisingly great little Latin set from Rosemary Clooney – one that makes us want to forgive her for all her pop takes on the genre in the early 50s! Backings here are by Perez Prado, who really brings a nice degree of "zing" to the session – kicking things up with that trademark Prado groove, providing a jagged sense of rhythm to the record – a nice contrast to Rosemary's sweeter vocals. The style's a bit like some of Tito Puente's sessions with Abbe Lane from the same stretch – but is arguably even better, because Clooney's really one heck of a great singer in this setting! Titles include "Corazon De Melon", "Like A Woman", "Mack The Knife", and "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma". Bear Family's edition is terrific, too – with nearly a half hour's worth of bonus material: "Amor", "Summertime Love", "Sania" (Perez Prado only) and more. CD

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Vic DamoneDamone Type Of Thing ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $9.99
A surprising bit of genius from Vic Damone – an album done in a mature, adult, easy-going style that we really love! The set's got echoes of 60s Sinatra and Tony Bennett – but also shares a lot with the newer sophistication that was being crafted by some of the hipper female singers of the time – a mode that eschews the charts and bypasses the younger crowd, and goes straight for the boozy, older audiences who've had their hearts broken enough to really get the spirit of the tunes! Arrangements are by Perry Botkin, J Hill, and Dick Grove – and titles include "It Never Entered My Mind", "The More I See You", "I'll Find You A Rainbow", "Two For The Road", "I Never Go There Any More", and "Arrivederci My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing!)

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New Sacha DistelFrom Paris With Love ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Mono pressing. Cover has promo ink stamps on back.)

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Lena HorneLena Horne At The Waldorf Astoria ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Mono pressing. Cover has a name in pencil on back.)

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New Lena HorneThis Is Lena Horne (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, 1954. Good+ ... $8.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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Jack JonesJack Jones Sings Michel Legrand ... LP
RCA, 1971. Very Good ... $0.99
Proof that Jack Jones is a much better singer than you might think! Forget hits like "Love Boat" or "Wives And Lovers", and check out a record like this – a wonderfully dark batch of tracks composed by French soundtrack genius Michel Legrand, recorded in Paris with arrangements and backings by Legrand himself! The record is one of the few English language albums to truly get the vocal interpretation of Legrand's work right – and it's got a depth of expression that you'd never expect to hear from Jones, a complicated approach to the tunes that's actually not that distant from a singer like Scott Walker (no surprise, as Walker always claimed that Jones was one of his biggest influences!) Titles include "One At A Time", "The Years Of My Youth", "Pieces Of Dreams", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", and "Blue Green Grey & Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Jack JonesWhere Is Love ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Sealed ... $1.99
Great groovy Jack Jones – with arrangements by Pat Williams, and versions of "Valley Of The Dolls", "Where Is Love", "Light My Fire", and "Suzanne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing!)

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Anita Kerr SingersMellow Moods Of Love ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Arrangements by Marty Paich! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and some seam splitting.)

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Cleo LaineCleo Laine Live!!! – At Carnegie Hall ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good+ ... $0.49
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a "Best Buy" sticker in one corner and a piece of clear tape on another.)

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Cleo LaineGonna Get Through ... LP
RCA, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has a partial Sound Purchase sticker.)

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Jeanne Lee & Ran BlakeNewest Sound Around ... CD
RCA (France), 1961. Used ... $22.99
An eerie album of modern jazz vocals – featuring the haunting voice of Jeanne Lee with the dark piano of Ran Blake. Most tracks feature only the two of them in duet – but a few feature Lee solo, and a few others have George Duvivier backing the pair up on bass. We like this stuff a lot better than much of Lee's later work – as it's still very much in a traditional jazz vocal realm, just pushed off-kilter a few notches or two, and painted with more abstract colors than usual. Lee's voice is nicely restrained, and has a dark Abbey Lincoln quality to it at the best moments. Titles include "Church On Russel Street", "Laura", "Love Isn't Everything", "Lover Man", "Season In The Sun", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". Plus, this CD reissue features 4 bonus cuts – including "Straight Ahead", "Vanguard", and "Left Alone". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rufus LumleyRufus Lumley ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $9.99
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(Stereo pressing.)

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New Gisele MacKenzieGisele ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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Rod McKuenOther Kinds Of Songs ... LP
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica ... CD
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1961. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
A strange and obscure session that has the cool jazz vocals of American singer Helen Merrill backed by a small Italian combo led by soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a wonderful mix that really makes the album an unusual one for Helen! The music was originally recorded for a TV program in Italy, and each track is preceded by an Italian voice, reciting Italian versions of the lyrics over spare musical backing – then Merrill's voice comes in with a bigger jazz group, singing each track in English – a very nice level of presentation! And although the whole thing sounds crazy, it actually works well – and gives the album a compelling edge and kind of a sexy late-night quality – with great instrumentation that includes flute from Gino Marinacci and guitar from Enzo Grillini. Tracks include "Solitude", "Everything Happens To Me", "Night & Day", "Why Don't You Do Right", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD
Also available Parole E Musica (180 gram vinyl with bonus CD) ... LP 26.99

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Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica (180 gram vinyl with bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A strange and obscure session that has the cool jazz vocals of American singer Helen Merrill backed by a small Italian combo led by soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a wonderful mix that really makes the album an unusual one for Helen! The music was originally recorded for a TV program in Italy, and each track is preceded by an Italian voice, reciting Italian versions of the lyrics over spare musical backing – then Merrill's voice comes in with a bigger jazz group, singing each track in English – a very nice level of presentation! And although the whole thing sounds crazy, it actually works well – and gives the album a compelling edge and kind of a sexy late-night quality – with great instrumentation that includes flute from Gino Marinacci and guitar from Enzo Grillini. Tracks include "Solitude", "Everything Happens To Me", "Night & Day", "Why Don't You Do Right", and "Willow Weep For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl pressing!)
Also available Parole E Musica ... CD 19.99

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Anthony NewleySings The Songs From Doctor Dolittle ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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Maureen O'HaraLove Letters From Maureen O'Hara ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good- ... $3.99
Dreamy vocals from Maureen O'Hara – a singer who definitely shows her Irish a bit in this rare set of work for RCA! Backings are by Bob Thompson, who's a bit more subtle here than in his own work – and he nicely supports Maureen's trilling approach with some lightly jazzy instrumentation – all in a way that puts the singer right up front in the mix, and preserves a personal, up-close atmosphere on many numbers. There's a slight bit of drama at a few points, but never too much – and the album also features some liner notes by John Ford, who'd directed Maureen in How Green Was My Valley. Titles include "Dearly Beloved", "Yours Sincerely", "The Nearness Of You", "My Romance", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Whispering". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has masking tape on the seams, a rip near the spine, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Leontyne Price & Andre PrevinRight As The Rain ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $7.99
Titles include "Right As The Rain", "Sunrise Sunset", "Nobody's Heart", "Love Walked In", "Where I Wonder", and "Falling In Love Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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Della ReeseDella ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear on the bottom seam.)

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Della ReeseDella By Starlight ... LP
RCA, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Cover has light wear and a split bottom seam.)

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Della ReeseDella On Stage ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Della swings it hard this live set from the 60s – with backing from John Cotter, in a style that's jazzy, bouncy, and swinging! Even the mellower tracks are done in a tightly snapping style that's every bit the best approach that Della brought to vocals – a bit of soul in the undercurrent, and a catchy upbeat mode that makes even the odder tunes come across well. Titles include "Misty", "Comes Once In A Lifetime", "His Eye Is On The Sparrow", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Someday", and "If Ever I Would Leave You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Della ReeseMoody ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good ... $0.49
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(Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has a promo stamp & some pencil.)

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Della ReeseWaltz With Me, Della ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Black label mono pressing, with dee proove. Cover has some wear & aging.)

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Dinah ShoreI'm Your Girl ... LP
RCA, 1959. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With backings by Henri Rene and Vic Schoen. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner.)

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Nina SimoneEmergency Ward!/It Is Finished/Black Gold ... CD
RCA (Germany), 1970/1972/1974. Used 2CD ... $9.99
3 great Nina records collected together in one package! Emergency Ward is a great little album cut by Nina Simone during the time she was working with Weldon Irvine. The record features 4 long tracks, all cut live in concert, and with large arrangements done by Weldon, and lots of improvising on lyrics by Nina Simone. Includes a haunting version of "My Sweet Lord", the classic "Poppies", and a great poem/song called "Today Is A Killer". It Is Finished was the kind of record that once made purists turn up their noses, but which is now being rediscovered as a unique jazz/soul crossover album, filled with loads of nice moments! The instrumentation's pretty darn interesting – and includes sitar, harp, Spanish guitar, and other odd percussion instruments. Includes Nina's nice version of "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter", plus "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "Dambala", "Obeah Woman", and "The Pusher". Black Gold was one of the excellent LPs she cut with the Stroud Productions imprint during the early 70s. The style here is even hipper than her late 60s work on Philips – with a mixture of open-ended jazz and soul that's best summed up in the album's extended reading of "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair", and a great version of "To Be Young Gifted & Black", which was written by Weldon Irvine, who's probably playing piano here with Nina. 18 tracks on 2 CDs! 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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New Nina SimoneIt Is Finished ... LP
RCA, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Wonderful work by Nina – the kind of record that once made purists turn up their noses, but which is now being rediscovered as a unique jazz/soul crossover album, filled with loads of nice moments! The instrumentation's pretty darn interesting – and includes sitar, harp, Spanish guitar, and other odd percussion instruments. Includes Nina's nice version of "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter", plus "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "Dambala", "Obeah Woman", and "The Pusher". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul ... LP
RCA, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Silk & Soul ... LP 11.99
Silk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD 5.99

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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some edge wear & a dime-sized stain on the back.)
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Silk & Soul ... LP 9.99
Silk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD 5.99

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New Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". CD features bonus tracks "Save Me" and "Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry". CD
Also available
Silk & Soul ... LP 11.99
Silk & Soul ... LP 9.99

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New Nina SimoneSings The Blues (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Nina's not just singing the blues here – she's completely reinventing the sound of the format – by drawing on a long tradition of vocal expression, and infusing it with the hipper, more personally exploratory mode she forged in the 60s! The album's got a subtle brilliance that means that it's sometimes overlooked next to her more forceful work of the time – but it's every bit essential Simone as some of her other key sides of the decade. The group is a small combo featuring Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, Buddy Lucas, and Ernest Hayes – and titles include "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "Do I Move You?", "In The Dark", "Real Real", and "Backlash Blues". CD features bonus tracks "Whatever I Am (You Made Me)" and "Do I Move You (second version)". CD

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New Nina SimoneTo Love Somebody ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
One of Nina's greatest records – recorded with her cool combo that included Weldon Irvine! Weldon's on organ on the set, and he co-wrote the two-part track "Revolution" with Simone, one of the album's strongest numbers! That track is set amidst covers of other hip 60s material, including "Turn Turn Turn", "To Love Somebody", "I Can't See Nobody", and "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" – all done with a freely righteous style that has Nina cutting loose at the end of the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on"Revolution Part 1".)

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Skip-JacksLet's Get Away From It All ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A groovy male/female vocal group on late 50s RCA! LP, Vinyl record album

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Strawberry Street SingersFresh Fruit From The Strawberry Street Singers ... LP
RCA, 1969. Sealed ... $1.99
Groovy vocals, set to arrangements by Marty Manning! Titles include "Dear World", "People", "Lonely Is The Name", "My Rockin Chair", and "I'd Do Anything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing.)

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Leon ThomasBlues & The Soulful Truth ... CD
Flying Dutchman/RCA (France), 1972. Used ... $13.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Blues & The Soulful Truth ... LP 11.99
Blues & The Soulful Truth ... CD 11.99

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Lee WileyWest Of The Moon (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1956. Used ... $18.99
A great set of torchy ballads from Lee Wiley – a singer who virtually helped invent the genre on record with her classic sets for Columbia Records! This album's done a few years after those – and features backings by Ralph Burns, who brings a fair bit more sentimental moments to his work here than you might expect from some of his other more modern outings. The proceedings have a nice touch of jazz – thanks to players who include Urbie Green on trombone, Nick Travis on trumpet, and Moe Wechsler on piano – and although Lee's vocals have a slightly aging quality, that only serves to help the fragile emotions of the best numbers in the set. Titles include "You're A Sweetheart", "This Is New", "Who Can I Turn To Now?", "My Ideal", "Limehouse Blues", "I Left My Sugar Standing In The Rain", and "Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe WilliamsMe & The Blues/Song Is You ... CD
RCA/Collectables, 1964/1965. Used ... $8.99
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New Harry BelafonteStreets I Have Walked ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Mono pressing.)
 
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Nina SimoneBaltimore ... CD
CTI, 1978. Used ... $2.99
A real standout 70s set from Nina Simone – a one-off date for CTI Records, done with a sound that's different than her earlier work for RCA, Philips, and Colpix! The groove here is often as soul-based as it is vocal jazz – thanks to arrangements from David Matthews, who brings a similar sound here to his other work with Esther Phillips in the decade – another older singer who'd hit some very hip territory at the time. The groove here is very much like Phillips' best for Kudu – smooth and soulful, but in ways that still retain all the rasp and character of the lead vocals. Titles include a sublime reading of Randy Newman's excellent "Baltimore", plus "The Family", "My Father", "Music For Lovers", "Rich Girl", and "Balm In Gilead". CD
 
 
 



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