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New Lorez AlexandriaSing No Sad Songs For Me ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
An amazing album by Lorez Alexandria – probably our favorite-ever work by her! The record features arrangements by Riley Hampton, the Chicago soul genius who did work for a number of the city's best artists – most notably Walter Jackson – and his mixture of soul, strings, and jazz works perfectly for Lorez's amazing voice. The whole thing's incredibly dark – and even the joyous moments of the record seem tinged with a sadness that threatens to break through at any time. This sadness isn't cliched – as on the dozens of post-Billie Holiday albums that reached for a fake tearful sense of authenticity; it's a mature emotive expression by one of the 20th Century's greatest jazz singers. Titles include "A Loser's Lullaby", "Gloomy Sunday", "All My Love", "Who", and "Sing No Sad Songs For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with deep groove. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on one track. Cover has some wear, some stains, a bit of seam splitting, and the remnants of a sticker.)

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Nancy AmesSpiced With Brasil ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Bossa with a great American twist! Nancy Ames was an American pop singer of the 60s – one who did mostly folksy tunes with a light California feel, and who here is coming up with some great bossa nova numbers, set to arrangements by Stu Phillips! The package has all the sunniness of a summer LA afternoon at the beach – with the driving groove of a pop bossa session from Rio. The album's perennial favorite is Nancy's remake of "Mas Que Nada" (done here as "Pow Pow Pow") – but there's loads of other wonderful numbers, and the whole album's great! Titles include "Laia La Daia", "Love's Like Wine", "So Nice", and "A Man & A Woman". As the song says – Pow Pow Pow! Her greatest LP by a mile, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ernestine AndersonSunshine ... LP
Concord, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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Betty CarterAudience With Betty Carter ... LP
Bet Car, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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 ChristySomething Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Very Good ... $4.99
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 half split top seam and center split on the bottom seam.)

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Petula ClarkPetula Clark A Paris ... LP
Vogue (France), Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
A beautiful early album of French songs – sung by English singer Petula Clark! If you don't know this stuff, it's very different than her Brit pop recordings with Tony Hatch from the later years. These tracks have more of a French pop feel, and sound a bit like early stuff by France Gall! Titles include "A Paris", "Sous Les Toits De Paris", "Les Feuilles Mortes", "Symphonie", and "Clopin Clopant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear, some small stains, and a sticker on the back.)

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Bobby DarinBobby Darin Born Walden Robert Cassotto ... LP
Direction, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
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

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Julie Driscoll & Brian AugerLondon 1964 – 1967 ... LP
Charly (UK), 1964/1967. Near Mint- (reissue)... $13.99
Heavy duty British soul from the team of Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger – recorded here in years earlier than their biggest hits! Side one of the album features studio sessions by Julie – sung to arrangements by Reg Guest, with a full soulful style that's very similar to Dusty Springfield's best sides of the late 60s. Julie's vocals are wonderful – a bit more restrained than on her harder-rocking sets, but with an emotive quality that was often missing from other work. Side two features a smoking live set from Brian Auger – really grooving hard on organ and vocals, in a mix of modes that was partially R&B, partially soul jazz, and pretty darn searing all the way through! Julie's tracks include "I Know You Love Me Not", "I Don't Want To Have To Do It", "Shadow Of You", and "Don't Do It No More". Brian's tracks include "Kiko", "Foolkiller", "Let's Do It Tonight", and "Own Up Lady Astor". LP, Vinyl record album

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Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The TrinityStreetnoise ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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 some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and some splash stains.)

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Ella FitzgeraldLike Someone In Love ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... $9.99
Titles include "Midnight Sun", "You're Blase", "Night Wind", "Hurry Home", "What's New", "Close Your Eyes", "More Than You Know", "There's A Lull In My Life", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing. Cover has a split top seam, splitting on the spine, and a few light stains.)

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Ella FitzgeraldSunshine Of Your Love ... LP
MPS/Prestige, 1969. Very Good ... $16.99
Very cool, very groovy, and one of Ella Fitzgerald's hippest albums of the 60s! The set was recorded in San Francisco in the late 60s, but was issued by MPS in Germany as proof that the label always had an ear for bringing something different out of a mainstream artist. And although live, the album's got a romping, hard grooving style that's filled with plenty of soul – arranged surprisingly by Tommy Flanagan, with a bouncing, bottom-end groove that even gets a bit funky at times! The centerpiece of the album is Ella's funky cover of the title cut – Cream's big hit "Sunshine Of Your Love" – proof that even an old gal can get funky with the right material! Other tracks include "This Girl's In Love With You", "Watch What Happens", "House Is Not A Home", and "Hey Jude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Vinyl has a short click on the first track. Cover has some minor wear & light splash stains.)

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Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Saxes ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
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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Babs GonzalesSunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales ... LP
Dauntless, 1963. Very Good ... $39.99
A mad mad afternoon with the great Babs Gonzales – one of the hippest jazz singers ever! The set is one of Babs' best on records, and it features a mix of jazz vocals and hipster monologues that shows perfectly the mixture of talent and hustling that Babs used to make a name for himself in the New York scene. He's backed by a nice little combo that includes friends and songwriting partners like Horace Parlan, Clark Terry, and Johnny Griffin – and the set includes loads of great numbers like "Dem Jive New York People", "Keep An Ugly Woman", "Be Bop Santa Claus", and "Le Moody Mood Pour Amour". The whole thing's hung together with some great patter, and recorded in a way that shows the warm spirit of all the more famous folks who kept Babs going along during his glory years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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Hi-Lo'sHi-Lo's Happen To Bossa Nova ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
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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New Eddie JeffersonLetter From Home ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $14.99
The beginning of a whole new chapter of greatness for singer Eddie Jefferson – a record that took his older style of putting words to jazz solos, and updated it nicely for a new generation in the 60s! Eddie's got a rootsy look on the cover, but the sound here is snappingly hip and sophisticated throughout – a cool soul jazz take on vocalese that's right up there with the best solo work by Jon Hendricks, and sung in a similarly raspy style. The group shifts a bit from track to track – between small combo and larger ensemble arranged by Ernie Wilkins – and players include Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Johnny Griffin on tenor, James Moody on alto and flute, Junior Mance and Joe Zawinul on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar. Titles include some great original lyrics by Jefferson on the tunes "Soft & Furry", "Keep Walkin", "Things Are Getting Better", and "Back In Town" – and equally great vocals on versions of "Letter From Home", "Billie's Bounce", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Cover has a split top seam and half split bottom seam and spine.)

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Anita KerrSlightly Baroque ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good ... $5.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Katie LeeSongs of Couch & Consultation ... LP
Commentary, 1957. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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 McRaeTorchy! ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
Early work by Carmen McRae – and a wonderfully titled set that's certainly Torchy all the way through! Carmen's singing in a lush, romantic style – working with backings from Jack Pleis and Ralph Burns – in a mode that features larger orchestrations, but which still very much has Carmen's vocals at the top of the mix. As was well demonstrated by Carmen in many later recordings, she hardly needs a band to help her set a mood – and on this set, although the orchestra is large, they're there mostly to color in the spaces between the notes, and create more of backdrop for Carmen's evocative vocals. Titles include "But Beautiful", "Midnight Sun", "My Future Just Passed", "Yesterdays", "Star Eyes", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Speak Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s rainbow label pressing. Cover has some stains and a wrinkled corner with a bit of delamination.)

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Ella FitzgeraldSunshine Of Your Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... Around October 31, 2014 (delayed)
Very cool, very groovy, and one of Ella Fitzgerald's hippest albums of the 60s! The set was recorded in San Francisco in the late 60s, but was issued by MPS in Germany as proof that the label always had an ear for bringing something different out of a mainstream artist. And although live, the album's got a romping, hard grooving style that's filled with plenty of soul – arranged surprisingly by Tommy Flanagan, with a bouncing, bottom-end groove that even gets a bit funky at times! The centerpiece of the album is Ella's funky cover of the title cut – Cream's big hit "Sunshine Of Your Love" – proof that even an old gal can get funky with the right material! Other tracks include "This Girl's In Love With You", "Watch What Happens", "House Is Not A Home", and "Hey Jude". LP, Vinyl record album

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Julie LondonJulie Is Her Name ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album in 50s vocal jazz – spare, moody, and evocative tunes from Julie London – sung in a stripped-down setting that few other singers would dare at the time! The sound of the set is as sexy as the cover – intimate, personal, and breathily sung in a mode that comes across with a brashly adult presentation of the material. Backing only features Barney Kessel on guitar and Ray Leatherwood on bass – leaving Julie plenty of room to take over the record with her vocals – a real masterpiece of understatement, given the setting! Titles include her famous version of "Cry Me A River" – virtually THE version of the tune – plus "I Should Care", "Say It Isn't So", "Gone With The Wind", "Laura", and "Can't Help Loving That Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has light wear, a bit of minor seam splitting, a peeled spot from sticker removal, and small tape pieces on the spine.)
 
 
 



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