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Carol BurnettCarol Burnett Sings (RCA) ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $9.99
Arrangements by Mort Garson and Ernie Freeman. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eartha KittRCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Titles include "C'Est Si Bon", "Angelitos Negros", "African Lullaby", "Uska Dara", and "Lilac Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a factory sticker, a bit of splitting on the bottom seam, and some small stains, with a bit of tape residue and small rips in the top corners.)
 
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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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Susan BarrettSusan Barrett ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good ... $3.99
A lesser-known swinger on the RCA label from the 60s – a vocalist who hearkens back to the imprint's female sessions of the 50s, but who brings in some groovier touches as well! Backings are by Marion Evans, who helps Susan's full vocals find some nice spaces in the tunes – sometimes bold and dynamic, like Marion Montgomery – other times a bit more warm and flowing up from the bottom, in the mode of some of the more mature 60s jazz singers. There's a great hint of sadness on most numbers – and titles include "My Man", "Walking Happy", "The Carnival Is Closed Today", "Bewitched", "Mas Que Nada", "It Had To Be You", and "You'd Better Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has WGN Library letters.)

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Harry BelafonteBelafonte Sings Of Love ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $1.99
Ballads from Harry Belafonte – arranged by Marty Manning! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing.)

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Harry BelafonteCalypso ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the all-time classics from Harry Belafonte – thanks to sweet arrangements from Tony Scott! Titles include the classic "Day O", plus "The Jack Ass Song", "Hosana", "Brown Skin Girl", "Man Smart", and "Jamaica Farewell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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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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Oscar Brown Jr, Sivuca, & Jean PaceJoy ... LP
RCA, 1970. Sealed ... $4.99
Oscar Brown's score for a hip play that he wrote (one of his many plays!) – performed by him, Sivuca, and Jean Pace. Despite the "show" quality of the material, this actually stands simply as a great Oscar Brown Jr. LP, and the production is nice and intimate, and sounds just like an ordinary studio album. Sivuca's great, and his breathy voice and playing really open up Oscar Brown with some great Brazilian touches. And as usual, the writing's great, especially on tracks like "Brown Baby", "Mother Africa's Day", "Funky World", and the great version of "Afro Blue", featuring Oscar's classic lyrics. Also features a wonderful version of Johnny Alf's "Sky & Sea" – done by Sivuca with an incredible lilting groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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Martha CarsonJourney To The Sky ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has a small RCA "meet the girls" sticker.)

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Vic DamoneDamone Type Of Thing ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $11.99
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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Ethel EnnisEyes For You ... LP
RCA, 1964. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Back cover has some aging.)

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New Gale GarnettVariety Is The Spice Of Gale Garnett ... LP
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Lena HorneLena Horne At The Waldorf Astoria ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Mono pressing. Cover has a name in pencil on back.)

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Lena HorneStormy Weather ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $5.99
One of Lena Horne's greatest albums of the 50s – a rock-solid effort that takes its name from her famous film appearance of the 40s, but which features some wonderfully sophisticated songs in a very postwar mode! As with other RCA dates of the time, the orchestra's handled by Lena's partner Lennie Hayton – and has a nice jazzy pitch, especially on tunes that feature trumpet solos from Charlie Shavers. Titles include "Summertime", "Mad About The Boy", "Tomorrow Mountain", "Ridin On The Moon", "I Wonder What Became Of Me", and "Just One Of Those Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, and a few stains on the back.)

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Damita JoGo Go With Damita Jo ... LP
RCA, 1965. Sealed ... $1.99
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Jack JonesJack Jones Sings Michel Legrand ... LP
RCA, 1971. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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 a cutout notch.)

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Jack JonesWhere Is Love ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
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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Jack JonesWith One More Look At You ... LP
RCA, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Anita Kerr SingersGenius In Harmony ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Anita Kerr SingersMellow Moods Of Love ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Arrangements by Marty Paich! LP, Vinyl record album

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King SistersIn The Mood ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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Cleo LaineCleo Laine Live!!! – At Carnegie Hall ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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 LaineCleo Sings Sondheim ... LP
RCA, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Cleo LaineWoman To Woman ... CD
RCA, 1988. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & BavanAt Newport '63 ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross tradition lives on – in a smoking live set that features Indian singer Yolanda Bavan joining the group in place of recently-departed Ross! Bavan's ability to groove and improvise is every bit as great as that of Annie Ross – and she fits in nicely next to the warm lyrics of John Hendricks, and the sweetly crackling bop vocals of Dave Lambert. Plus, the live setting seems to open the whole group up even more – as they're working with a great combo that features Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry sitting in with the Gildo Mahones trio that includes George Tucker on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums. The tunes are all very soulful and swinging – and the album easily sits with the best Columbia work by the older version of the group! Titles include "Watermelon Man", "Sack o Woe", "Deedle-Lee Deedle-Lum", and "Walkin", taken in a nice long stretch1 LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & BavanSwingin Till The Girls Come Home ... LP
Bluebird/RCA, Early 60s/1987. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Steve Lawrence & Eydie GormeMan & A Woman ... LP
RCA, 1970. Sealed ... $4.99
One of the grooviest albums ever from the team of Steve & Eydie – a set that draws a fair bit of influence from bossa and 60s soundtracks – with arrangements by Don Costa, Marty Manning, and Joe Mele! Includes great versions of "A Man & A Woman", "Watch What Happens", "Bossa Nova Roma", and "Wave". LP, Vinyl record album

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Katie LeeLife Is Just A Bed Of Neuroses ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great little follow-up to Katie Lee's indie hit of the late 50s, Songs Of Couch & Consultation – and like that set, a batch of playful little tunes with psychoanalytic themes at the core! The scoring here, by Ray Martin, is quite similar to some of the other RCA female vocal sides of the late 50s – not entirely jazz, and done with full orchestrations – yet never in a way that's ever too sentimental at all – and in fact, in Martin's hands, surprisingly playful at most points – almost as if Raymond Scott were scoring the tunes! Lee's charm really does a great job of bringing the inner psyche out – and titles include "The Insecure Tango", "Life Is Just A Bed Of Neuroses", "The Ballad Of Group Therapy", and "We Must Adjust". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Gisele MacKenzieGisele ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has discoloration.)

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Peggy March/Bennie ThomasIn Our Fashion ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has some tape and peeling on the spine and WGN marker on back.)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen Sings Monk ... CD
Novus/RCA, 1988. Used ... $0.99
Incredible work from Carmen – one of her last great albums! The set was recorded in 1988 – but it's got an "instant classic" feel that makes it one of the best vocal jazz albums of its generation. Carmen's working with a small group that includes Charlie Rouse, Larry Willis, George Mraz, and Clifford Jordan – singing vocal versions of Monk classics like "I Mean You", "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Ruby My Dear", and "Ugly Beauty" – most of which have lyrics written by Jon Hendricks! This CD makes the original album even better – and throws in some bonus alternate versions of tracks on the album! CD
Also available Carmen Sings Monk (First Editions pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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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

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Anthony NewleySings The Songs From Doctor Dolittle ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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Maureen O'HaraLove Letters From Maureen O'Hara ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good- ... $7.99
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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Quire (Christine Legrand)Quire ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A very groovy little record! Quire is a harmony group led by Christine Legrand – sister of Michel Legrand, and ex-member of similar groups The Swingle Singers and Les Double Six. The music on the set is very much like that of the latter – in that it's harmony vocal versions of famous jazz tunes, done in an instrument-less style that recalls the work of the Swingles. The sound is quite odd, but wonderful – handled with the dreamy delightful style we've always come to love in Christine's work. Titles include "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Django", "Misty", "Body & Soul", and "Waltz For Debby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Della ReeseMoody ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good ... $1.99
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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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Jimmy RushingYou And Me That Used To Be ... LP
RCA, 1971. Near Mint- ... $3.99
With small combo backing from Zoot Sims and Al Cohn on tenor, plus Budd Johnson on tenor and soprano sax, Ray Nance on cornet, and Dave Frishberg on piano! Titles include "Fine And Mellow", "I Surrender Dear", "Linger Awhile", "My Last Affair", "More Than You Know", "Home", and "The You And Me That Used To Be". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dinah Shore/Lena HorneLower Basin Street ... LP
RCA/Camden, Mid 50s. Sealed ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, in an old Camden bag with a $1.98 price sticker.)

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Shel SilversteinBoy Named Sue & His Other Country Songs ... CD
RCA/Water, 1969. Used ... $8.99
One of the weirdest records ever from Shel Silverstein – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given what a weirdo he is! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the big Johnny Cash recording of "Boy Named Sue" – and it features Shel singing that famous tune, plus a host of other original country material – all of which is quite different than the usual songs coming from Nashville in the 60s! Production was done by Chet Atkins – who must have flipped a wig recording this one – and Shel's raspy, nasally voice is surprisingly at home in the professional Nashville backings. The record's a great leftfield country relic from the 60s – and titles include "Boy Named Sue", "Dirty Ol Me", "Alimoney", "Someday's Here", "Time", "Comin After Jinny", and "Daylight Dreamer". CD

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Nina SimoneBest Of Nina Simone ... CD
BMG/RCA, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Nina SimoneBlack Gold ... LP
RCA, 1970. Sealed ... $39.99
Black Gold indeed – as the album's a real classic from Nina, one of the excellent sets 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. Other titles include the funky "Ain't Got No I Got Life", plus "Westwind", "Who Knows Where The Time Goes", and "The Assignment Sequence" – all very hip numbers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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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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New Nina SimoneNina Simone & Piano! ... CD
RCA, 1969. Used ... $2.99
A strong back to basics session for Nina, one that featured her piano and vocals only, a very spare approach that was markedly different from her work a few years previously for other labels. Nina's tone on the piano is incredible – and she's working with some striking modern jazz changes that offset the folksiness of her vocals in a fantastic way, creating a sound that's a lot fuller than you'd expect! Titles include "Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin You", "Compensation", "Everyone's Gone To The Moon", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", "The Desperate Ones", "The Human Touch", and "Another Spring". Also includes four bonus tracks – "Music For Lovers", "In The Love Vain", "I'll Look Around", and "The Man With The Horn". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Nina SimoneSaga Of Good Life & Hard Times ... CD
RCA/BMG Heritage, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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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Frank Sinatra/Tommy DorseyDorsey/Sinatra Sessions 1940 to 1942 (6LP Box Set) ... LP
RCA, Early 40s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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Skip-JacksLet's Get Away From It All ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A groovy male/female vocal group on late 50s RCA! LP, Vinyl record album

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Perry ComoPerry Como In Italy ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most haunting albums we've ever heard from Perry Como – a session recorded in Italy during the mid 60s – featuring arrangements by Nick Perito, and backing vocals by the Alessandro Alessandroni Singers! The tunes include a fair bit of older Italian numbers – some sung in the language of their origin, some in English translations that we've come to know on this side of the Atlantic – and Como takes them all with a sad-tinged style that makes the album one of his moodiest ever – a record that oozes melancholy with every song, and which has a late nite, heartbreaking appeal that goes beyond even the understanding of language. The set's a great one to convey the popularity of Italian work on the American market in the 60s – and Como carries off the session even better than some of the more likely singers on the scene during the period. Titles include "Souvenir D'Italie", "Forget Domani", "Anema E Core", "One Day Is Like Another", "Arrivederci Roma", "Oh Marie", and "E Lei". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing.)

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Malcolm DoddsTry A Little Tenderness ... LP
RCA, 1964. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Arrangements by Sid Bass. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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