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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 a cutout hole, some ring & edge wear, and a bit of aging on the back.)

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Sathima Bea Benjamin with Dollar BrandAfrican Songbird (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $42.99
One of the coolest albums ever from vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin – and a set that really shows her strong ties to the South African jazz scene of the 70s! The album was done in close collaboration with husband Dollar Brand – who turns in some sublime arrangements for the record, which stand as some of his greatest music of the time – tracks that stretch out and reach forth with a sense of soul and spirit that goes way beyond the usual – and which also really set fire to Benjamin's vocals as well! The tunes all feature original lyrics by Sathima, and have this powerful, righteous quality that we've hardly ever heard expressed this well on other records – and instrumentation features work by a great lineup that includes Billy Brooks on trumpet, Basil Coetzee on flute and tenor, Louis Spears on bass, and Dollar Brand himself on piano. Titles include the very long classic "Africa" – plus "Music" and "African Songbird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 numbered copies – and features a bonus download too!)

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Tony BennettI've Gotta Be Me ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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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Betty CarterLook What I Got ... LP
Verve, 1988. Very Good+ .... $1.99
Mellow magic from Betty – one of her first "comeback" albums for Verve, and an excellent set of tunes that still keeps the same feel as her 80s work on her own label. The group on most tunes is a trio – with Benny Green on piano, Michael Bowie on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – but some tracks feature additional tenor from Don Braden, blowing soulfully next to Betty's incredible voice. Tunes skip around with imagination and a sense of soul in places where you'd never expect it – and titles include "Look What I Got", "The Man I Love", "That Sunday That Summer", "All I Got", and "Just Like The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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June ChristySomething Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Good .... $1.99
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 peeled mark from sticker removal, a split top seam, splitting on the bottom seam, and some wear.)

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Chris ConnorWitchcraft ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good .... $11.99
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 a small cutout hole, but is nice overall.)
Also available Witchcraft ... CD 13.99

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Liz DamonLiz Damon's Orient Express ... LP
White Whale, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $4.99
Very sweet, and very groovy work from Liz Damon's Orient Express – a fab Hawaiian combo with a really great sound! The group's music is sort of a mix of lounge jazz, bossa grooving, and the kind of sweet late 60s easy touches that were showing up in Brit sound library music. Liz handles lead vocals on most of the tracks with a voice that sounds like it drifted right out of Brasil 66 – and a number of other cuts have the guys in the band backing her up with some great soft rock harmonies! Titles include "1900 Yesterday", "You Make Me Feel Like Someone", "Bring Me Sunshine", "You're Falling In Love", "That Same Old Feeling", and "Close To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light ring & edge wear.)
Also available Liz Damon's Orient Express ... CD 6.99

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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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Eddie JeffersonLetter From Home ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- .... $7.99
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
(OJC pressing.)

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Jean Leccia InterpolationJean Leccia Interpolation (aka Lexia) ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good+ .... $28.99
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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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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MinaTintarella Di Luna (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Carosello (Italy), 1959. Sealed (reissue).... $11.99
Playful pop from Mina – a great Italian singer who made some really wonderful records from the late 50s onward! This early set is a real gem – a sprightly mix of larger arrangements with rock and pop inflections – all served up in this optimistic blend that really fits the mood of Rome after the initial postwar period! You can really feel Italian pop culture coming into its own here – and the tunes have a charm that's undeniable – and a compelling quality that comes through right away. Titles include "La Verita", "E Vero", "Whisky", "My Crazy Baby", "Nessuno", "Folle Banderuola", "Piangere Un Po", and "La Luna Ed Il Cowboy". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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