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Shirley BasseyNobody Does It Like Me ... LP
United Artists, 1974. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A mid 70s set from Shirley Bassey, working in New York with arrangements by Gene Page and Nick Perito – both of whom give Shirley a sound that's smooth, sophisticated, and sometimes soulful – yet still filled with some of the powerful punch of her earlier British recordings. There's almost echoes of mid 70s Marlena Shaw or Nancy Wilson at times – although the overall feel is a bit more pop in the end. Titles include "Leave A Little Room", "When You Smile", "Davy", "All That Love Went To Waste", "I'm Nothing Without You", and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, some stains on front, and peeled spots on back.)

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Ewa BemBe a Man ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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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Tony BennettI've Gotta Be Me ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.49
Beautiful late 60s pop from Tony – arranged and conducted by Torrie Zito, with a pretty strong jazz component on the best songs. Jimmy Wisner's producing, and gives the tracks a good pop quality that keeps Tony's style hip – and tracks include "Over The Sun", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Baby Don't You Quit Now", "That Night", and "A Lonely Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, tape on the spine, and light wear.)

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Janice BorlaWhatever We Imagine ... LP
Sea Breeze, 1986. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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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June ChristyGone For the Day ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
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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Nat King ColeUnforgettable (Star Line pressing) ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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Perry ComoPerry Como In Italy ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $6.99
One of the most haunting albums we've ever heard from Perry Como – a session recorded in Italy during the mid 60s – featuring arrangements by Nick Perito, and backing vocals by the Alessandro Alessandroni Singers! The tunes include a fair bit of older Italian numbers – some sung in the language of their origin, some in English translations that we've come to know on this side of the Atlantic – and Como takes them all with a sad-tinged style that makes the album one of his moodiest ever – a record that oozes melancholy with every song, and which has a late nite, heartbreaking appeal that goes beyond even the understanding of language. The set's a great one to convey the popularity of Italian work on the American market in the 60s – and Como carries off the session even better than some of the more likely singers on the scene during the period. Titles include "Souvenir D'Italie", "Forget Domani", "Anema E Core", "One Day Is Like Another", "Arrivederci Roma", "Oh Marie", and "E Lei". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing.)

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Chris ConnorWitchcraft ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
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 13.99

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Noel CowardNoel Coward At Las Vegas ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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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Bobby DarinBobby Darin Born Walden Robert Cassotto ... LP
Direction, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
An incredible late album from Bobby Darin – and a real treasure! The record was cut after Darin's mid 60s fascination with the work of Tim Hardin, most of which he re-recorded for Atlantic during that time – but it's got a similar style to the Hardin years, yet features some stunning original compositions by Darin. After the confidence of his early show days, it's amazing to hear Bobby D singing songs like this – filled with sadness, insecurity, and kind of a mind-numbing inability to cope with the times. Of course, part of this has to do with Darin's increasingly poor health conditions (he was predicted to live a very short life at an early age) – and the raw honest experimental quality of the album's a real testament to Darin's perpetual struggle to combine a strong professional bent to be a crossover entertainer with an increasing (and surprising) desire to emerge as a creative force on his own. Includes the sublime "I Can See The Wind", plsu "Change", "Sunday", "Questions", and "The Proper Gander". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stained corner, with flaking inside the gatefold.)

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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
(German pressing. Cover has wear, split seams, marker on both sides, a sticker on the spine and a sticker remnant on the back.)

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Billy EckstineNow Singing In 12 Great Movies ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
The title says it all – as Billy sings themes from 12 big movies of the late 50s and early 60s – familiar tunes done here in a nice soulful setting, with arrangements by Billy Byers, and Bobby Tucker at the head of the orchestra. Titles include "More", "The High & The Mighty", "Moon River", "Never On A Sunday", "The Good Life", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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New Ella FitzgeraldThings Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It) ... LP
Reprise, 1971. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Ella gets groovy – and we love it! This album's one of a rare few that has Ella Fitzgerald breaking the mode of her more traditional vocal sessions – a surprising groover that features Gerald Wilson backing Ella with a great blend of soul, jazz, and bossa styles! By the time of the session, Wilson had honed his craft on a strong run of 60s albums for Pacific Jazz – creating a trademark groove that pushes all instruments in the group tightly together, while allowing just the right breakout modes for soloists like Dennis Budimir or Harold Land to spice things up alongside Ella's vocals. Nearly every track on the album has a nice little bounce at the bottom, and even older chestnuts are strongly transformed into a much later, groovier sound for the set. Titles include "Sunny", "Mas Que Nada", "Man & A Woman", "Manteca", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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

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Four FreshmenToday Is Tomorrow ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
A genius album from the Four Freshmen – one that reinvents their older harmony sound for the Sunshine generation! The album's surprisingly wonderful throughout – and has a liveliness and sense of joy that was missing from some of the group's later Capitol sides. The tunes are mostly contemporary ones – 60s pop numbers done by the group with a snapping, lively, mod kind of approach – in a format that works as well for the group as it did for Mel Torme on his similar sides at the time. But the harmonies are especially amazing here – and the album's almost as if the Freshmen were saying to all the post-Beach Boys groups: "Hey, look, we invented this goshdarn style of singing – and we still do it best, even on tunes you recorded first!" Titles include "Soul Coaxing", "Cherish/Windy", "Walk On By", "Come Fly With Me/Up Up & Away", "Here's To You", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", and "Daydream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Four FreshmenToday Kind Of Thing ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Helen GraycoAfter Midnight ... LP
RCA, 1956. Good+ ... $3.99
One of the only albums we've ever seen from Helen Grayco – a singer who was supposedly discovered at a party at the house of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh – at least according to Tony's words in the liner notes on the back! Helen's got a nicely sophisticated approach to a tune – a style that's a bit dark and dusky, but never too emotively torchy – just sung with some of the spare, simple late nite modes that you might hear from bigger name vocalists on the Bethlehem label at the time. The style of the set's a bit Bethlehem-like too – slightly jazzy backings by Judd Conlon, used sparingly and occasionally underscored with strings – all with a nicely moody feel to match Helen's vocals. Titles include "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Take Me In Your Arms", "Mood Indigo", "You're My Thrill", "Good Morning Heartache", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Black Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a click on one track. Cover has masking tape on the bottom seam and a bit of clear tape on the spine.)

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Hi-Lo'sBack Again ... LP
MPS, 1979. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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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Anita KerrSlightly Baroque ... LP
Warner, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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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Jean Leccia InterpolationJean Leccia Interpolation (aka Lexia) ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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.)