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Ernestine AndersonSunshine ... LP
Concord, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of Ernestine Anderson's great sets for Concord – very soulful, with trio backing from Monty Alexander on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ewa BemBe a Man ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Straight ahead and swinging jazz vocals from Ewa Bem – a session that's sung both in English and her native Polish, and which features backings by the lively Swing Session combo, led by trumpeter Henryk Majewski! Tracks are mostly short and upbeat, and although the standards here are familiar and done with a tone that's a bit too eighties at times, the other Polish numbers are pretty darn great – colored with deeper tones and more imagination than the English numbers, in a way that makes us wish we understood the language! Titles include "Tylko Dni", "Wyznanie Wieczorne", "Dzien Dobry Mr Blues", "Groovin High", "The Man I Love", and "Rob To Co Chcesz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Janice BorlaWhatever We Imagine ... LP
Sea Breeze, 1986. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A rare set from Chicago jazz vocalist Janice Borla – cut for the tiny Sea Breeze Jazz label! Janice has a warm approach that picks up on all the best breezy jazz styles of the 70s – working here in a mellow small combo mode that includes vibes, guitar, and light percussion. The tracks are an unusual blend of numbers that goes way past simple standards – and includes some surprising gems, like a version of Horace Silver's "Peace", Michael Franks' "Sunday Morning Here With You", and two nice tracks by Diane Snow, "Love Is" and "If Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Betty CarterAudience With Betty Carter ... LP
Bet Car, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A brilliant live set by Betty Carter, and a perfect summation of the underground soul that was bubbling through her work in the 70s! The Betty you hear here is way different than the Betty of earlier years – freer, more soulful, working in an unfettered setting that lets her take off on piano and vocals, working in a mode that's got a modal vibrant quality unmatched by most other singers! The album includes a great version of "Open The Door", a 25 minute reading of the landmark tune "Sounds", and the tracks "Tight", "Fake", "So", "My Favorite Things", "Caribbean Sun", and "I Think I Got It Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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June ChristyGone For the Day ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $1.99
That's "gone" – as in the way June Christy really sends us – vocals that take us to a place that few other 50s singers could ever hope to reach! June's work here is a masterpiece of melancholic understatement – far less overblown than some of her pop contemporaries, but also filled with feeling in a way that's different from some of the other icy singers of the time. A big part of the album's strength lies with arranger Pete Rugolo – who gives June here some of the same dark corners and modern elements you'd find in her classic Something Cool album – which really hits the right sort of emotion for Christy. Titles include "When The Sun Comes Out", "It's So Peaceful In the Country", "When You Awake", "Lazy Mood", and "Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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June ChristyJune Fair & Warmer ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $3.99
Always brilliant work from the great June Christy – an album that's got a lot more darkness than you might think from the title and the bright-colored cover! The style is very booze-soaked and sad – with plenty of echoes of the classic Something Cool album – and like that set, this one features sublime arrangements from the great Pete Rugolo – who has a perfect way of shading things in with the dark tones and modern elements that always work best for Christy's vocals! One of our favorite-ever records from June – with titles that include "Let There Be Love", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "I Want To Be Happy", "Imagination", "No More", "Better Luck Next Time", and "The Best Thing For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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June ChristySomething Cool (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Good+ ... $9.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. Titles include "Something Cool", "It Could Happen To You", "Lonely House", and "I Should Care". This is the original 10" mono recording with 7 tracks – and a green and white cover that has June with eyes closed. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seam, and some stains, with an ink stamp and a bit of pencil on the back.)
Also available Something Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP 5.99

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June ChristySomething Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Very Good ... $5.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. Titles include "Something Cool", "It Could Happen To You", "Lonely House", "I'm Thrilled", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! Original Mono recording – from 1953. LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, and some wear.)
Also available Something Cool (10 inch LP) ... LP 9.99

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Nat King ColeUnforgettable (Star Line pressing) ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Titles include "Unforgettable", "Mona Lisa", "Too Young", "Red Sails In The Sunset", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Answer Me My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine.)

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Chris ConnorWitchcraft ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good ... $4.99
A lovely side by Chris Connor for Atlantic, recorded not too long after her stint at Bethlehem – where she'd perfected an icy cool style of singing that's still to be matched to this day! The album features larger arrangements by Richard Wess – but still has a light jazzy feel, intimate in approach, despite the larger musical backings. 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 "Skyscraper Blues", "The Lady Sings The Blues", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "Just In Time", "Baltimore Oriole", and "How Little We Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple pinwheel label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Witchcraft ... CD 9.99

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Noel CowardNoel Coward At Las Vegas ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good+ ... $5.99
One of our favorite vocal albums of the 50s – an incredibly witty live set from Noel Coward, recorded in Las Vegas, with a very different style than some of his other records! The Noel Coward you'll hear here is still steeped in the mannered wit of his earlier plays, but he's also let himself go considerably – working in front of a live audience with an eager ear for well crafted lyrics and innuendo. The songs are mostly numbers from Coward's earlier shows, but they're sung in a hip swinging loungey style that really gives them legs – moving them past their staid roots into strong 50s vocal territory. Includes 2 great remakes of Cole Porter numbers – "Let's Do It" and "Begin The Beguine", both with Coward's own lyrics – plus "Uncle Harry", "A Bar On The Piccola Marina", "World Weary", and "Mad Dogs & Englishmen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Masterworks label pressing, with 6 eye logo and deep groove. Cover has a small sticker on front.)

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Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The TrinityStreetnoise ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Some great funky grooves by this legendary British ensemble – featuring excellent keyboard work by Brian Auger, recorded during the period when he was really beginning to stretch out a bit, and hit a much more open-ended kind of sound. Julie Driscoll is still on vocals, singing in her raw sound, but Brian's Trinity group gets a fair number of nice instrumental moments on the set – which are greatly appreciated! Titles include the classic and sample laden "Light My Fire", "Czechoslovakia", "Finally Found You Out", "In Search Of The Sun", "Ellis Island", "I've Got Life", and "Save The Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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Four FreshmenDifferent Strokes ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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

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Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Saxes ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
One of our favorite sides by this excellent 50s vocal group – a tightly swinging batch of tracks with a really moody, modern edge! Half the set is arranged by the great Pete Rugolo, in the manner of the group's famous "trombones" session, done earlier with Pete – and the other half of the set is arranged by group member Dick Reynolds, following closely in Rugolo's style. The whole thing's great – with a nice brace of west coast saxes backing up the vocals – and titles include "For All We Know", "I May Be Wrong", "East Of The Sun", "Liza", and "This Can't Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original teal label pressing. Cover & labels have an owner sticker.)

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New Four FreshmenToday Kind Of Thing ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
One of their groovy Sunshine Pop albums of the 60s – kind of a "give back" to the Beach Boys generation! Titles include "Happy Together", "Never My Love", "Homeward Bound", "Kites", and sublime versions of "California My Way" and "Byrd Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original!)

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Hi-Lo'sBack Again ... LP
MPS, 1979. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A groovy late 70s outing from the Hi Los – done at the same time that group member Gene Puerling was having a great run for MPS with his group The Singers Unlimited! The style here's a bit like the Hi Los of old, but it's also got some of the smoother, sweeter tones that Puerling developed with the Singers Unlimited – that near-perfect approach to sound, with the vocals wrapped up nicely in pure harmonic bliss! Backings are directed by Rob McConnell, and vocal arrangements are by Puerling – on titles that include "Misty", "Everything Must Change", "I Remember You", "Seems Like Old Times", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Pausa records.)

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Hi-Lo'sHi-Lo's Happen To Bossa Nova ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $18.99
One of the grooviest albums ever made by this great jazz vocal group – and a record that's darn impossible to find on wax! The Hi Lo's here hit the bossa craze of the 60's, and they turn their vocal harmonies to a Brazilian groove, in sort of a roundabout recognition of the way that their style was taken over by Brazilian groups like Tamba Trio or Quarteto Em Cy. The record has lots of cool cheesy vocal tracks with a nice groove – even if the bossa part isn't too authentic – and the track list includes cuts like "O Pato", "Gold Brazilian Sun", "One Note Samba", and "Carnaval". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with deep groove. Side 2 has marks that click on tracks two and three. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and light stains, with an ink stamp on the back.)

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Anita KerrSlightly Baroque ... LP
Warner, 1966. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Anita Kerr and her singers take on the baroque pop sound of the late 60s – working here in a way that mixes their smoother vocals with more complicated arrangements and some nice use of electric harpsichord! The approach isn't as over the top baroque as other albums like this – thanks to a key core of Kerr vocals from the quartet – but the harpsichord's used on nearly every track, and it really helps to bring a nice new flavor to the record – a sound that's quite different than the bag Kerr was hitting a few years before! Plus, there's some great jazzy moments from conductor Dick Marx – never too over the top, but nicely sunny at all the best points. Tracks are pretty hip too – and include "Love At Last You Found Me", "Love Lies", "It's Not Unusual", "One Note Samba", "How Insensitive", "Cast Your Fate To the Wind", and "My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a small promo sticker.)

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Morgana KingGemini Changes ... LP
Reprise, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of Morgana's moody LPs for Reprise, with Don Costa arrangements of cuts like "Sunny", "Watch What Happens", and "Amor En Paz". Very nice, very moody vocals, with a haunting feel that you don't always find in her other records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Jean Leccia InterpolationJean Leccia Interpolation (aka Lexia) ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A fantastic album – with a really groovy approach! The record is the only one we've ever seen from arranger Jean Leccia – and it's got a two-vocal lead approach that's pretty darn great. Soul singer Pat Henderson joins up with male vocalist Ed Whiting – in a style that's part harmony, but which also has a focus on the solo leads from time to time. Leccia's arrangements are a mix of bouncy jazz and dreamy pop – sweet and slow at times, but with some majestically groovy moments at others – baroquely skipping alone in a style that reminds us of some of the best European vocal groovers of the time, mixed with a healthy dose of California sunshine pop! Titles include the killer "Lady Rain", plus "Lovelight", "Drop", "Love Is", "Carnival", "Lovely Bird", "Only A Dream", "Mother Of Us All", and "Good Morning To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo pressing. Spine has one spot of old tape.)

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Katie LeeSongs of Couch & Consultation ... LP
Commentary, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Fantastic stuff – and a key example of the penetration of psychoanalysis in the US during the postwar years! The tunes here are all vocal parodies of familiar themes from Freud – sung by Katie Lee in a way that's a bit jazz, but possibly a bit folksy too – very playful at times, with the dry wit that you'd get in some of Tom Lehrer's famous records of the same period. Instrumentation is arranged by Bob Thompson, who really emphasizes the whimsy in the tunes – and titles include "The Will To Fail", "Repressed Hostility Blues", "Gunslinger", "Properly Loved", "Real Sick Sounds", "Shrinker Man", and "Schizophrenic Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has some pen.)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae Live At Sugar Hill – San Francisco ... LP
Time, 1962. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A wonderful set by Carmen McRae – captured at San Francisco's Sugar Hill in 1962 – backed by a tight trio! Carmen is in sweet form here, very loose and and wise, and the group knows just how to fill out the sound. She scats loosely on the opening "Sunday", nearly hits a weep on "What Kind Of Fool I Am", and actually manages to breathe some life into "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" – no mean feat! The players include Norman Simmons on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Stu Martin on the kit. Other tracks include a playful "A Foggy Day", "Let There Be Love", "This Is All I Ask", "Thou Swell", "It Never Entered My My Mind" and "Make Someone Happy". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar PetersonElla & Oscar ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Ella Fitzgerald, recorded in a nice lean setting – with mostly just the piano of Oscar Peterson to back her up, plus a bit of extra bass from Ray Brown on a few of the album's tracks! We love Fitzgerald in this mode – which is quite a change from some of her more familiar 70s work, and really shows the singer in her best light possible – handling things right out front, with an inherent sense of swing that's completely sublime! Peterson is great here too – playing with some of those more ragged edges that you'll get on his spare sessions for Pablo – some nice bluesy undercurrents that really help shape the sound of the record. Titles include "Mean To Me", "April In Paris", "Street Of Dreams", "I Hear Music", "More Than You Know", and "Midnight Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gloria LynneGolden Greats ... LP
Sunset, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that plays with a light click on tracks one through four. Cover has light ring & edge wear, a small split on the spine, some aging, and some small stains along the opening.)
 
 
 



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