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Amanda AmbroseAmanda Ambrose Recorded Live ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Amazing early work from Amanda Ambrose – recorded in a style that's easily as hip as the best live sides from Nina Simone or Roberta Flack – but years before either singer sounded this great! The style is an ultra-hip version of jazz inflected with plenty of soul – reaching back into folk and gospel roots, but fusing the sound into a leaner, cleaner groove that often has a fair bit of rhythm – kind of in the manner of Oscar Brown Jr at his best from this time. Amanda plays piano, and the rest of her group features guitar, bass, drums, and some especially great percussion that drives the best numbers along nicely! Titles include "This Can't Be Love", "Besame Mucho", "A Foggy Day", "Lullaby For Toys", "Someone To Love", and "This Little Light Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has some wear and tape on the spine.)

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Ann MargretOn The Way Up ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good .... $14.99
One of the most respectable of Ann-Margret's 60s sides for RCA – an early effort that features some tunes recorded in Nashville with Chet Atkins, who gives the lady a nicely countrified bounce! Side one is the "rock side", and has Ann doing some especially nice numbers in this mode – never too over the top and with electric bass setting a nice tone for the tunes. Dick Pierce also handles some arrangements on the set too – a bit more in the usual Ann-Margret mode, but still never too over the top. Titles include "Oh Lonesome Me", "Slowly", "What Do You Want From Me", "I Just Don't Understand", "His Ring", and "Could It Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has a spot of yellowed tape with a small rip on the spine, a bit of splitting on the top seam, and light aging, with a sticker and two ink stamps on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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Art GalleryNew Vocal Showing ... LP
RCA, 1969. Near Mint- .... $4.99
Groovy Now Sound vocal group with a mix of material – some easy, some very groovy! Includes a great remake of "In the Year 2525", plus a swingin' version of "Oh, Calcutta!" (but all versions of that track are pretty swingin', aren't they?). Other titles include "Laughing", "The Hard Road Back", and "Both Sides Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have some marker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jesse BelvinMr Easy ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good .... $14.99
The last album ever recorded by LA vocalist Jesse Belvin – a stupendous session that showed where he might have headed, if not for the tragic auto accident that took his voice from us far too soon! The album has Jesse moving from the smooth R&B of earlier albums into a more sophisticated style that's a bit like that of Nat King Cole, but which is done here with traces of Sam Cooke as well. Orchestrations are by Marty Paich, who's great at both the swinging and mellow tunes – and titles include "Imagination", "I'll Buy You A Star", "Let There Be Love", "Blues In The Night", "It's All Right With Me", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has some wear, and a bit of staining on the back.)

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Perry ComoJust Out Of Reach – Rarities From Nashville Produced By Chet Atkins ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1973/1975. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
Perry Como goes country? Not exactly – as the work here fits very well within the best later sides by the magical Como – but the music does have a special sort of Nashville flair, thanks to sublime production from Chet Atkins! Atkins and RCA had a really unique approach for recordings in Music City – a way of isolating instruments and voices, and creating a sense of compression in the studio that was years ahead of its time – and which turns out to work perfectly for Perry here! Como's pillowy-soft approach never had it so good – and with Atkins' touches here, he gets a cool kind of 70s mellow sound throughout – almost into Singers Unlimited sort of territory, especially when additional singers join in. The CD features 23 tracks in all – the full album Just Out Of Reach, plus other outtakes, singles, and even a few Spanish-language tracks too – all produced by Chet, with titles that include "Yellow Beach Umbrella", "Let's Do It Again", "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "The Grass Keeps Right On Growin", "Take Me Home", "It Was Such A Good Day", and "Walk Right Back". CD

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Lena HorneStormy Weather – With Lennie Hayton's Orchestra (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Mid 50s. New Copy .... $5.99 6.99
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". CD features 10 more bonus tracks – including "Come Runnin", "From This Moment On", "I Have Dreamed", "Sweet Thing", "That Old Feeling", and "What's Right For You". CD

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New Gisele MacKenzieGisele ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good- .... $4.99
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(Cover is very nice, save for a small name on the back.)

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Peggy March/Bennie ThomasIn Our Fashion ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ .... $11.99
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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 .... $3.99
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

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Frankie RandallMods & The Pops ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good .... $0.99
A bit of a groovy switch for this great and under-recognized singer – a set that updates his sound with some 60s swingers that include "I Can See For Miles", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hard To Believe", "Lelainia", "Woman Woman", and "Let's Go To San Francisco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has WGN library letters.)

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Frankie RandallSings & Swings ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- .... $0.99
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(Black label mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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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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Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $22.99
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar tongs and completely recasts them for Nina's own vibe – a way of shifting the sense of spirit to unlock a special Simone-like quality you never would have expected in the tunes from anyone else! Titles include a great version of "Ooh Child", plus "Just Like A Woman", "Here Comes The Sun", "New World Coming", and "My Way". And the set also features Weldon Irvine's own composition, "How Long Must I Wander?" CD
(Blue Spec CD.)
Also available Here Comes The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy .... $18.99 21.98
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar tongs and completely recasts them for Nina's own vibe – a way of shifting the sense of spirit to unlock a special Simone-like quality you never would have expected in the tunes from anyone else! Titles include a great version of "Ooh Child", plus "Just Like A Woman", "Here Comes The Sun", "New World Coming", and "My Way". And the set also features Weldon Irvine's own composition, "How Long Must I Wander?" LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Here Comes The Sun ... CD 22.99

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New Frank SinatraThis Love Of Mine ... LP
RCA, Early 40s/1972. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $6.99
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Strawberry Street SingersFresh Fruit From The Strawberry Street Singers ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good+ .... $0.99
Groovy vocals, set to arrangements by Marty Manning! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has WGN letters on the back.)

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Julie TippettsSunset Glow ... LP
RCA/Utopia, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $9.99
Hippy trippy work from Julie Trippetts – who's come a long way here since her early sides with Brian Auger! The album shows the same evolution expressed by many of Julie's British jazz rock contemporaries – a progressive, expanded sound that's brought in influences from different 70s strands in jazz and rock, and which exhibits a penchant for longer tunes that have a free interplay, yet a sound that's still pretty dedicated to rhythmic progression, ala mid 70s Soft Machine or solo work by Robert Wyatt. Players include Kieth Tippett, Brian Godding, Elton Dean, Nick Evans, and Louis Moholo – and titles include "Sunset Glow", "Mind Of A Child", "Lilies", and "What Is Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: cover has waviness & staining from moisture, a cutout hole, and a split bottom seam.)

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Bobby TroupBobby Troup & His Stars Of Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good .... $5.99
Features work by Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Cooper on tenor, Paul Horn on flute, Bud Shank on alto, and Frank Rosolino on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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Lee WileyWest Of The Moon ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good- .... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some splitting and masking tape on the seams, a rip on the spine in one corner, and some pen on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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New Ann Margret & Al HirtBeauty & The Beard ... LP
RCA, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear, a stained corner, and a small split on the top seam.)

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New Marilyn MayeHappiest Sound In Town ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Della ReeseMoody ... LP
RCA, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear, a spot of old tape on the spine, promo stamp on the back, and some pen.)

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New Nina SimoneIt Is Finished ... LP
RCA, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 SimoneIt Is Finished ... LP
RCA, 1974. Used (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Label has a bit of marker.)

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New Nina SimoneSings The Blues ... LP
RCA, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, a small tear on the opening, and a bumped bottom right corner.)

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New Nina SimoneTo Be Free – The Nina Simone Story (3CDs & DVD) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A vital box set of both classic and rare Nina Simone! This is much more than just another Nina Simone hits package – and instead, a massive collection of work – one that not only features 8 previously unissued tracks, but also a full bonus DVD, which contains a never-reissued documentary on Nina! The package is quite impressive, drawing from a variety of different record labels – and even the presentation is different than the usual box treatment – 3CDs, 1 DVD, and a 48 page booklet that features rare family photos, and track by track details on the music. Unreleased titles include "Zungo (live)", "Nina (live)", "Let It Be Me (live)", "Tanywey", "No Opportunity Necessary (live)", and "When Malindy Sings/Swing Low Sweet Chariot (live)" – and the set features 51 tracks in all, with other numbers that include "Mood Indigo", "Mississippi Goddam (live)", "Four Women", "Feeling Good", "Baltimore", "Here Comes The Sun", "Just Like A Woman", "To Love Somebody", and "Revolution (live)". DVD features "Nina – A Historical Perspective" – a 1970 TV special with rare performances and interviews! CD
(Box has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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New Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica ... CD
RCA (France), 1961. Used .... Out Of Stock
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. Tracks include "Solitude", "Everything Happens To Me", "Night & Day", "Why Don't You Do Right", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD
(Please note that the teeth in the case are broken.)

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New Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
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

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New Nina SimoneSings The Blues (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
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 Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
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. Tracks include "Solitude", "Everything Happens To Me", "Night & Day", "Why Don't You Do Right", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD
(Blue Spec CD.)

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New Nina SimoneBlack Gold ... LP
RCA, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
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

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New Susan BarrettSusan Barrett ... LP
RCA, 1966. Used .... Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has tape on the spine and WGN marker on back.)

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New Ethel EnnisGod Bless The Child ... LP
RCA/Camden, 1973. Used .... Out Of Stock
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Myrna FoxMmmmm Myrna ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Backings by Monty Kelly – with titles that include "Majorca", "It Used To Be", "It's Love", "Don't Introduce Me", and "Love Is Coming My Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Kimiko Kasai with Kosuke MineYellow Carcass In The Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $28.99
A record that's far more beautiful than you'd guess from the "carcass" in the title – a strong set of vocal work from singer Kimiko Kasai – easily one of the hippest Japanese singers of the 70s! Although Kasai's sometimes straight on the album, she also stretches out in freer, more expressive modes – at a level that's quite similar to some of the more experimental modes used by Karin Krog during the same period – although with a slightly unique feel as well. Backings are from the quartet of reedman Kosuke Mine – whose lines on soprano and alto sax are almost worth the price of the album alone – and all tracks are long, with titles that include "Be Still My Soul", "Round Midnight", "Yellow Carcass In The Blue", "Alone Together", "River Dry", and "Blues In C Minor". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Gisele MacKenzieGisele MacKenzie ... LP
Vik, 1956. Very Good- .... $9.99
Lovely work from entertainer Gisele MacKenzie – working here in a sweet set of 50s RCA backings! Gisele's got help on the record from arrangers Sid Bass, Neal Hefti, and George Siravo – each of whom bring a slightly different feel to their tunes, and show the full range of the Gisele MacKenzie style at the time. Most numbers are jazzy, with a bit of strings – and although some numbers get a bit romantic, there's a surprising amount of swing in the set too – almost like some of Dinah Shore's work for the label. Titles include "You Are My Lucky Star", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Do You Ever Think Of Me", "These Foolish Things", "Don't Worry About Me", and "On Top Of The World Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vik pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting, a couple of pieces of tape, a bit of tape residue on the bottom seam, light wear, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Nina SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has a tiny name stamp.)
Also available
Baltimore (Japanese pressing) ... CD 13.99
Baltimore ... LP

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Nina SimoneBaltimore (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
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
(Blu Spec CD.)
Also available
Baltimore ... LP 19.99
Baltimore ... LP

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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1969/1979. New Copy .... $19.99
A very rare evening indeed – a sweet little live set recorded by Nina Simone during her soulful height at RCA – but issued years after that time, and only briefly on a small indie label! The setting here is wonderful – a small combo in the background with the great Weldon Irvine on Hammond, playing these soulful lines that are mighty lean and plenty powerful – spurred on by rhythms from Al Shackman on guitar, Gene Perla on bass, and Don Alias on drums! The record also features two female backup singers on a few cuts – giving the album an almost Sweet Inspirations like touch at moments – but overall, the feel is straight hip Nina – that unique blend of soul, folk, and jazz that pushed things to the next level at the end of the 60s! Includes the great original "Revolution", plus the track "The Other Woman", "In The Morning", "Ain't Go No/I Got Life", "Save Me", and "To Love Somebody". CD

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Matt DennisWelcome Matt Dennis ... CD
Late 50s. New Copy .... Around June 25, 2013 (delayed)
A lesser-known set from vocalist Matt Dennis – not as well-remembered as his 50s dates for RCA and Kapp, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Matt's working here with full backings from Sy Oliver – in a set that showcases his talents more as a singer than a songwriter – but which still manages to include a few great Dennis originals. And despite a cover that looks a bit lurid – with Dennis cornering a model inside a hotel room – the overall feel of the record is quite homey and domestic, with tunes that echo images of hearth and family, but often with the kind of nod and a wink which you might expect from Matt's usual approach to a tune. Titles include "Home", "Welcome Mat", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "By The Fireside", "A Cup Of Coffe A Sandwich & You", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "Your Family". CD

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Nina SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
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Baltimore ... LP 19.99
Baltimore (Japanese pressing) ... CD 13.99

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New Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book Vol 2 ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(UK RCA pressing. Cover has edge wear, some peeling of the gloss, and the remnants of a sticker on the back.)
 
 
 



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