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June ChristyGone For the Day ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
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 Christy With The Kentones – 1946 – Previously Unreleased Material ... LP
Hindsight, 1946. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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New 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.)

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June ChristySomething Cool (with bonus tracks!) ... CD
Capitol, 1953. Used ... $6.99
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. And, on this CD reissue, you'll also hear the pair in a whopping amount of extra material, pulled from singles and albums issued around the same time, for a total of 24 cuts in all. Titles include "Magazines", "Whee Baby", "I'm Thrilled", "Out Of Somewhere", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! CD
(Out of print version – with long-deleted bonus tracks! Small cutout notch through spine.)

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June ChristyUncollected June Christy Vol 2 – 1957 – Previously Unreleased Material ... LP
Hindsight, 1957. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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June Christy & Johnny GuarnieriFriendly Session Vol 3 ... CD
Jasmine, 1949. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Stan Kenton/June Christy/Four FreshmenRoad Show Vol 1 ... LP
Creative World, 1959. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Stan Kenton/June Christy/Four FreshmenRoad Show Vol 2 ... LP
Creative World, 1959. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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New June ChristyBig Band Specials ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing.)

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New June ChristySomething Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear.)
Also available Something Cool (10 inch LP) ... LP 9.99

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New Chris Connor/June Christy/Peggy Lee/Martha TiltonGreat Ladies On V Disc Vol 3 ... LP
V Disc/Dan (Japan), Mid 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Stan KentonKenton With Voices ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Sublime vocal work from Stan Kenton – some of his best experiments with voice! Kenton With Voices is from 1957 – and features a quartet called The Modern Men, singing in styles that are very much in the mode of classic Four Freshmen work with Pete Rugolo, plus some occasional solo leads by Ann Richards, hitting an icy June Christy-esque mode. The whole thing's great – really dark and moody, with tracks that include "Eager Beaver", "After You", "Walk Softly", "All About Ronnie", "Interlude", and "Dancing In The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and remnants of a price sticker.)

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Helen MerrillNearness Of You ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Icy brilliance from a young Helen Merrill – a record that's easily the Mercury equivalent of June Christy's classic work on Capitol or Chris Connor's classics for Bethlehem! Helen's working here with small combo backings on all tracks – carved out with players who include Bobby Jaspar, Bill Evans, Oscar Pettiford, and George Russell – all swinging gently alongside the vocals, but also taking care to shade things in with some of the darker, bluer colors that always worked best for Merrill – and which made her voice echo with a depth that few other singers could match! Titles include "When The Sun Comes Out", "I Remember You", "Summertime", "Let Me Love You", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing from the 80s.)
Also available Nearness Of You/You've Got A Date With The Blues ... CD 9.99

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Helen MerrillNearness Of You/You've Got A Date With The Blues ... CD
Phoenix (Spain), 1957/1958/1959. Used ... $9.99
Icy brilliance from a young Helen Merrill – The Nearness Of You – a record that's easily the Mercury equivalent of June Christy's classic work on Capitol or Chris Connor's classics for Bethlehem! Helen's working here with small combo backings on all tracks – carved out with players who include Bobby Jaspar, Bill Evans, Oscar Pettiford, and George Russell – all swinging gently alongside the vocals, but also taking care to shade things in with some of the darker, bluer colors that always worked best for Merrill – and which made her voice echo with a depth that few other singers could match! Titles include "When The Sun Comes Out", "I Remember You", "Summertime", "Let Me Love You", and "All Of You". You've Got A Date With The Blues – maybe our favorite album ever from Merrill – certainly from the early days – and a unique outing cut for MGM's excellent Metrojazz label! The set's got a more laidback sound than Merrill's previous records – and a definite bluesy undercurrent too – one that comes through strongly in the piano and arrangements of Jimmy Jones, and in the tremendous tenor work from Frank Wess – whose playing on the record gives the set a soulful quality we're not used to hearing with Helen! Tunes all follow the theme of the title – but are done in really inventive ways, especially when Wess gets a chance to solo – and titles include "Blues In My Heart", "The Blues", "The Thrill Is Gone", "You've Got A Date With The Blues", "The Meaning Of The Blues", and "Vous M'Ebloussez". CD
Also available Nearness Of You ... LP 24.99

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Pete RugoloNew Sounds ... LP
Harmony/Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A fantastic album from one of the greatest arrangers of the 50s! Pete Rugolo first came into prominence with Stan Kenton's group of the late 40s/early 50s – and he had a penchant for creating arrangements that dipped heavily into modernism, but never forgot to swing. He went on to do some fantastic arranging works for the likes of June Christy and The Four Freshman – but also managed to cut a few great albums on his own over the years. Rugolo's work for Columbia featured groups that were filled with excellent west coast players, and in a manner that was similar to (but more interesting than) the work of Kenton, Rugolo gave ample space to the skillful soloists in the band. Titles include "Come Back Little Rocket", "The Shrike", "Latin Nocturne", "Manhattan Mambo", and "Quiet Village". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a split top seam and spine, and a small split on the bottom seam, with some stains and a name in pen on the back.)

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New VariousChristmas Cocktails Part 2 – Another Round Of Cool Holiday Spirits ... LP
Ultra Lounge/Capitol, 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Around September 30, 2014
Groovy Christmas! This set's got 18 loungey and jazzy tunes plucked from the vaults of Capitol/EMI and related labels – plus a few even groovier "surprise bonus tracks"! The whole thing's very much in the hipster Ultra Lounge style – and tracks include "Jingle Bell Rock" by Wayne Newton, "Frosty The Snowman" by The Ventures, "Christmas Island" by Bob Atcher & The Dinning Sisters, "Exotic Night" by Martin Denny, "Happy Holidays" by Peggy Lee, "Sleigh Ride/Santa Claus' Party" by Ferrante & Teicher, "Warm December" by Julie London, "The Merriest" by June Christy, "The Christmas Waltz" by Nancy Wilson, "Snowfall" by George Shearing, and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chris ConnorChris Connor ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album in a legendary run of vocal jazz classics on Atlantic Records – and a set that really helped Chris Connor move to a new level of expression in her music! The sound here is much richer than Connor's previous recordings for Bethlehem – and the small combo jazz backings have been replaced by fuller orchestrations by Ralph Burns – done in a cool, edgey sort of way that really pushes Chris into newly sophisticated territory! The sound's on a par with the best June Christy/Pete Rugolo collaborations on Capitol – and the group's filled with some great jazz players, including Zoot Sims, John Lewis, Milt Hinton, and Oscar Pettiford. Titles include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "My April Heart", "He Was Good to Me", "Where Are You", and "Get Out Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split on the spine.)

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New Anita O'DayCool Heat – Anita O'Day Sings Jimmy Guiffre Arrangements (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool work from Anita O'Day – a session cut with Jimmy Giuffre arrangements, in a style that's a bit different than some of her other 50s work for Verve! Jimmy brings a nice touch of modernism to the record – casting the horns in ways that show his own love of creative colors and careful phrasing, which makes for a bit more sensitivity than you'd hear on some of her dates with Billy May. Anita really responds to this shift with her vocals – stepping around the tunes carefully, and seeming to slide in alongside Giuffre's horn charts in a really fresh way. The vibe's a bit like that of June Christy on Capitol with Pete Rugolo – which is a great recommendation to us – and titles include "Hershey Bar", "A Lover Is Blue", "Mack The Knife", "You're A Clown", and "Orphan Annie". CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousAmerican Songbook Series – Kurt Weill ... CD
Smithsonian, 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, the HI Los, June Christy, Judy Garland & others. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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