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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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Chris ConnorI Miss You So (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
A beautiful title for a beautiful record – one that sums up the subtle sense of sadness that makes the work of Chris Connor so great! There's a sense of longing here that steps out from the very first tune – one that's beautifully moody, without being overindulgent or too emotive. Backings are from larger arrangements by Ray Ellis, but the record also has a light jazzy feel – intimate in approach, with a great sense of balance. Chris' voice is at once personal and removed – a razor's edge of emotion, repressing some impulses, and opening up surprisingly at other moments. Titles include "Mixed Emotions", "I Miss You So", "Go Way From My Window", "I Love You Yes I Do", "Trust In Me", "Past The Age Of Innocence", "Time Out For Tears", "My Heart Is So Full Of You", "My Ideal", "They All Laughed", "Speak Low", and "Radar Blues". Features 4 bonus tracks that include "Under Paris Skies", "Moon Ride", "Invitation", and "I Only Want Some". CD

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New Bobby DarinIf I Were A Carpenter ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good .... $2.99
What a great album – and a real departure for Darin! Bobby D had mostly been a swinging schmaltzy singer up until this one – but his discovery of Tim Hardin, which seemed to coincide with a whole new feeling of mortality in Darin's work, catapulted the singer into a whole new era. Sure, you might want to say that Darin was a cash-in copycat for stealing so many of Tim Hardin's songs (5 of the 11 tracks on the record are by Hardin), but it's exactly that excess, and Darin's honest reading of the material that makes the album so compelling! Flesh it out with a bit more work by the likes of John Sebastian, Buffy St Marie, and Darin himself, and you've got a stunning bit of folksy vocals that's very much in the mode of Hardin's own work. Titles include "Reason to Believe", "Misty Roses", "The Girl That Stood Beside Me", "Red Baloon", "Don't Make Promises", and "Amy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a peeled spot from sicker removal.)

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Billy EckstineStormy ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Think what you might about Mr. B, but this is a sweet soulful album of dreamy pop songs, produced and arranged by Isaac Hayes, with a similar sound to some of the work from the same time by Grady Tate. Billy's voice is as deep and round as always, and the newer backing brings a nice quality to his sound that you don't get from other albums. The Bar-Kays did the rhythm backup, and the album also includes some larger string arrangements. Titles include "I Wanna Be Your Baby", "The Luckiest Man In The World", "Stormy", and "Name Of My Sorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a piece of clear tape on the spine.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Sings Broadway/Rhythm Is My Business ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99 18.98
Vocal magic from Ella Fitzgerald – a pair of 60s Verve albums, back to back on a single CD! On Ella Sings Broadway, Fitzgerald sings songs from the great white way – but in a style that makes the tunes completely her own! Marty Paich turns in some great jazzy arrangements for the set – and the tunes are far more swinging than the usual showtunes you might expect – stripped of all their stage-bound drama, and retooled by Paich as these tight little vehicles for Ella's amazing vocals! The album's arguably more expressive than even some of Fitzgerald's previous songbook sessions – even though most work comes from the same American stage mode – titles that include "Hernando's Hideaway", "I Could Have Danced All Night", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Guys and Dolls", "If I Were A Bell", "No Other Love", and "Steam Heat". They're not lying with the title to Rhythm Is My Business – as Ella's singing to backings from the great Bill Doggett – who cooks up some of the liveliest rhythms Ella ever received from Verve! The style is still similar to other Verve records of the time – with that magnificent Fitzgerald vocal style transforming familiar tunes and standards – but the groove is much more upbeat, and Ella swings it hard in a style that really takes us back to her earlier years. Titles include "Runnin Wild", "No Moon At All", "Laughin On The Outside", "I Can't Face The Music", and "Rough Ridin". CD

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Four FreshmenDifferent Strokes ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Sublime 60s work from The Four Freshmen – a record that's very different than their 50s classics, but in a wonderful way! The Freshmen had had a key influence on the sound of sunshine pop in the 60s – a fact that was often noted by Brian Wilson, who'd wanted the Beach Boys to sound like the Freshmen in the early days – and by other groups, who'd said that the group's harmonies were a key factor in their sound. Here, the Freshmen get a chance to turn the tables, and sing in a groovy groovy style that's almost an older jazz harmony approximation of the sunshine pop sound. For the set, they've got some great arrangements by Mike Melvoin, who also produced the record – and they come off with some excellent versions of tunes that include "Everyday People", "Hey Jude", "I Will Wait For You", "Bitter Honey", "A Man & A Woman", "Faces", and "It's Not Unusual". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Lee HazlewoodMovin' On ... CD
Polydor/Ace (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the rarest Lee Hazlewood albums ever – a mid 70s set recorded for Polydor in Sweden, and one that represents a really unique chapter in Lee's career overseas! At times, the album's got a very strong country feel – more so than even other Hazlewood records, which always had a bit of twang – yet at other points, the record moves into more familiar vocal work – recalling some of the modes that Lee had laid down on his best work of the late 60s. Not all songs are originals, but Lee definitely makes all the music his own – and the arrangements by David Whitaker and Lars Samuelson move around in good ways to match the spirit of Hazlewood's mood on each tune. This reissue features some really great notes – filled with the kind of personal recollections that make Lee's life seem like it was always a blast to live – and titles include "The Rising Star", "Come On Home To Me", "It's For My Dad", "Paris Bells", "Hello Saturday Morning", "Wait Till Next Year", "LA Lady", "I've Got To Be Moving", "Mother Country Music", and a great version of "It Was A Very Good Year". CD

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Hi-Lo'sListen To The Hi-Lo's ... CD
Starlite/El (UK), 1954. New Copy .... $6.99
The first-ever album from the legendary Hi-Lo's – a landmark indie debut that went onto transform the sound of vocal harmony in the 20th century! The record's got a subtle brilliance that's hard to catch at first – a way of putting together the tunes that's often only slightly different than some of the group's contemporaries, but which already shows the rich talents that leader Gene Puerling would bring to later vocal experiments with Singers Unlimited in the 70s. As with most of the group's famous records, backings here are by Frank Comstock – perfectly poised on the gentle tunes, and nicely jazzy on the more swinging ones! Titles include "June in January", "Little White Lies", "I Don't Want to Cry Anymore", "She's Funny that Way", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Island of Desire", "You Brought a New Kind Of Love", "Fools Rush In", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Where Are You", and "You Can't Hardly Get Them No More". CD

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Damita JoThis One's For Me ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $8.99
This record was arranged by Billy Byers and Al Cohn and the orchestra was conducted by Byers and Quincy Jones. This is a collection of songs that were apparently some of Jo's personal favorites and she "[wanted to sing them] only because I love them" as declared in the liner notes. The tracks include "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", "Since I Fell For You", "In The Dark", "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Speak To Me Of Love", and "Besame Mucho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has tape on the spine and a promo stamp on back.)

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Sheila JordanPortrait Of Sheila (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1962. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
One of the only two vocal jazz albums that the Blue Note label ever recorded – and a haunting batch of tracks from a young Sheila Jordan! The style here is quite different than that of Jordan's later, more experimental records – and this early session shows her as an extremely talented young vocalist, with a unique approach that adds a sparkling modernist touch to familiar tunes – yet which still keeps things in a relatively more straightforward fashion. There's a great mixing of older and newer visions in the set – not just in Jordan's vocals, but also in the small combo backing by the trio of Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Denzil Best on drums. Titles include great versions of "Baltimore Oriole", "Dat Dere", and "Hum Drum Blues" – plus the tunes "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Am I Blue", "Laugh Clown Laugh", and "Who Can I Turn To?". LP, Vinyl record album

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Claudine LongetClaudine ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $2.99
French pop meets LA production – and the result is some of the best work ever recorded by A&M Records – a gently groovy, slightly sexy sound that really helped define the label in its early years! Claudine Longet's got a gentle Parisian style of singing that's perfect, simply perfect, on this first LP – set to lightly groovy arrangements by the great Nick DeCaro, gliding through a host of tunes that encompasses some of the grooviest hits of the decade – from soundtrack numbers to bossa tunes to familiar numbers that sparkle anew with Claudine's brilliance! Titles include "A Man and A Woman", "Wanderlove", "Meditation", "My Guy", "Sunrise Sunset", "A Felicidade", and "Hello Hello". LP, Vinyl record album

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MinaMina No 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ri Fi (Italy), 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
Beautiful stuff – and a record that shows a real maturation in Mina's vocals – a move away from some of the simple pop of the early years (even though that was pretty darn great), and into the territory of an all-adult vocalist with a really wide range! Backings are by Augusto Martelli – who brings a soundtrack-like sophistication to the music – and Mina sings in both Italian and English, the latter of which is really a treat! Titles include "Invitation", "Ebb Tide", "Lunedi 26 Ottobre", "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Caminemos", "I'm Glad There Is You", "Uno", and "Full Moon & Empty Arms". LP, Vinyl record album

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Patti PageComplete Columbia Singles 1962 to 1970 ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1960s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $21.99 22.98
Cool 60s work from singer Patti Page – a rich range of singles from the second chapter of her career – her years at Columbia Records, a place where Patti was able to try on a whole host of new flavors! Some of the tracks here echo the country twang of earlier years, but others have a bouncy, playful sound that really works well with Page's style – a new groove that only gets better as the 60s move on, with a whole range of really great tracks that serve up a side of the singer we never would have expected! There's some mighty groovy tracks in the collection – and the 2CD package features a whopping 51 titles that include "Pretty Bluebird", "Excuse Me", "Gentle On My Mind", "Can I Trust You", "In This Day & Age", "Custody", "Till You Come Back To Me", "Who's Gonna Shoe My Pretty Little Feet", "Days Of The Waltz", and "Promises". CD

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Patti PageFrom Nashville To LA – Lost Columbia Masters 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1960s. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
24 previously-unissued tracks from Patti Page – a really great addition to her overlooked years at Columbia Records! The music here is pretty darn great all the way through – the kind of cuts that make us wonder why Columbia never issued them at the time – as they definitely match the singles and albums that Patti cut for the label in the 60s, and also really help take the singer far past her early years at Mercury! A number of tracks still hold onto the country twang that brought Page fame – but a number of other show some cool, groovy modes coming into play – including some influences from soul and jazz that sound especially nice. Titles include "Memories Of You", "Like Someone In Love", "When I Waltz With You", "Sweet Soft Memories", "I'm Losing You", "After The Parting", "To Wait For Love", "Teach Me Tonight", "In The Sweet Bye & Bye", and "I'll Live Up There". CD

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Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee Bridgewater, especially her seminal Afro Blue album – and which mixes Kellee's unique vocals with some very hip backings that are right in the best Black Jazz mode! Instrumentation is from a loose jazz combo, and the tunes are a mix of jazzy numbers and a few tighter tracks – a really rich array of sounds that comes together beautifully in the hands of producer Gene Russell. Titles include a stellar version of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage", a great take on the Flip Nunez number "See You Later", and the tracks "Soul Daddy", "Be All Your Own", "Magic Wand Of Love", "You", and "Look At The Child". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blossom DearieThat's Just The Way I Want To Be ... CD
1970. New Copy .... Around May 21, 2014
An amazing record – one that we'd never part with! The session is one of Blossom Dearie's greatest records ever – a sublime set of tunes recorded in London, at the end of the 60s, with larger arrangements than usual, and a feel that's almost psychedelic. Backings were arranged and conducted by Brian Gascoigne – with a host of Brit underground jazz players that include Harold McNair, Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler, and Ray Warleigh. More incredibly than that, though, is the set of tunes that Blossom wrote and chose for the record – tunes that have really dark edges, playful turns, and which go past the simplicity of some of her other work. The whole thing's truly amazing – really – and is a record that we've been coming back to again and again and again over the years! Titles include "I Know The Moon", "Long Daddy Green", "Hey John", "That's Just The Way I Want To Be", "Dusty Springfield", "Will There Really Be A Morning", and "I Like London In The Rain". CD

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Patty DukePatty Duke Sings Songs From Valley Of The Dolls/Sings Folk Songs (with bonus track) ... CD
United Artists/Real Gone, 1967/1968. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A pair of Patty Duke albums from the late 60s – one of them previously unreleased! First up is Patty Duke Sings Songs From Valley Of The Dolls – a record that definitely draws on the drama of her Neely O'Hara role in the film of the same name – with tunes that have a bit more of an emotive punch than Duke used in previous years. These emotions are sometimes a bit overblown, but that's part of the appeal – as with her work in the film – and arrangements are by Arnold Goland and Hutch Davie – on titles that include "Come Live With Me", "Give A Little More", "Valley Of The Dolls", "I'll Plant My Own Tree", and "Learn To Live With Your Heartache". The second half of the album features the previously unreleased Patty Duke Sings Folk Songs/Time To Move On – an unusual record that has Duke taking on some of the crossover folk sounds of the 60s – but still in a way that's very much in her usual poppy bag. Ernie Sheldon produced, and also wrote a good number of tracks too – originals mixed in with more familiar and traditional titles that come off surprisingly well – thanks partly to the gentler folksy format, which never strains Patty's vocals too much. Titles include "The Housewife's Lament", "Colors", "The Cruel War", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Time To Move On", and "And We Were Strangers". Also features the unreleased single "I Want Your Love". CD
 
 
 



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