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Eartha KittRCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
Titles include "C'Est Si Bon", "Angelitos Negros", "African Lullaby", "Uska Dara", and "Lilac Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Ann Margret/Kitty Kallen/Della Reese3 Great Girls – All New Recordings ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Fresh work by three of RCA's grooviest singers of the early 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing.)

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Susan BarrettSusan Barrett ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good ... $0.99
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 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 BelafonteMark Twain & Other Folk Favorites ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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New Andy & The Bey SistersAndy & The Bey Sisters ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The landmark first album recorded by Andy Bey and his hip sisters Salome and Geraldine – cut even before their 2 rare classics on Prestige! The style here is completely sublime – a unique blend of jazz, folk, and some earthier elements – all served up with the warm and wonderful harmonies the Beys brought to jazz. The tracks are sometimes familiar numbers, but they're done with a really unique twist – and the album features an incredible reading of "A Felicidade", plus the cuts "Mood Indigo", "Zombie Jamboree", "Dreamy", "Smooth Sailing", "Trees", "Revenge", and "It Must Be So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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New 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+ ... $6.99
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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 ... $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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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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Lena HorneStormy Weather – With Lennie Hayton's Orchestra (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
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
(Out of print First Editions pressing.)

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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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Jack JonesWith One More Look At You ... LP
RCA, 1977. Near Mint- ... $0.49
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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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+ ... $0.99
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(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- ... $0.49
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Cleo LaineGonna Get Through ... LP
RCA, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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 ... $26.99
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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Katie LeeLife Is Just A Bed Of Neuroses ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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+ ... $1.99
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(Back cover has discoloration.)

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Rod McKuenOther Kinds Of Songs ... LP
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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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+ ... $1.99
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Maureen O'HaraLove Letters From Maureen O'Hara ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good- ... $5.99
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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Della ReeseDella ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 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 ... $2.99
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(Black label mono pressing, with dee proove. Cover has some wear & aging.)

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Vanessa RubinNew Horizons ... CD
RCA, 1997. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jimmy RushingYou And Me That Used To Be ... LP
RCA, 1971. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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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Shel SilversteinBoy Named Sue & His Other Country Songs ... CD
RCA/Water, 1969. Used ... $4.99
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 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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Nina SimoneSaga Of Good Life & Hard Times ... CD
RCA/BMG Heritage, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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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 14.99

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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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.)
Also available Silk & Soul ... LP 9.99

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Skip-JacksLet's Get Away From It All ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A groovy male/female vocal group on late 50s RCA! LP, Vinyl record album

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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 14.99

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Joe WilliamsMe & The Blues/Song Is You ... CD
RCA/Collectables, 1964/1965. Used ... $8.99
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New Eartha KittDown To Eartha ... LP
RCA/Victor, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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New Harry BelafonteCalypso ... LP
RCA, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Cover has light wear.)

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New Harry BelafonteMidnight Special (70s pressing) ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Rosemary Clooney & Perez PradoTouch Of Tabasco – Plus! ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1959. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Eliane EliasKissed By Nature ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
 
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Nina SimoneBaltimore ... CD
CTI, 1978. Used ... $4.99
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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Nina SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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
Also available Baltimore ... LP 11.99

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New Nina SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
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
(Cover has some wear and light stains.)
Also available Baltimore ... LP 9.99

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Nina SimoneNina Simone & Piano/Silk & Soul ... CD
BMG (UK), 1967/1969. Used ... $8.99
2 of Nina's best albums for RCA – packaged here with bonus tracks! Nina Simone & Piano was 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. Silk & Soul has a grooving soul approach – bigger arrangements, with a mixture of sweetness and funkiness, all graced by Nina's always captivating approach to vocals. Titles include "Consummation", "Cherish", "Turning Point", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Who Am I?", "The Human Torch", "The Desperate Ones", and "Love O Love". Bonus tracks include "Save Me", "Whatever I Am (You Made Me)", and "Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry?". CD

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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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