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June Christy

 

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June ChristyBallads For Night People/The Intimate Miss Christy ... CD
Capitol/EMI, 1960/1963. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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New 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
(Turquiose label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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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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June ChristyUncollected June Christy Vol 2 – 1957 – Previously Unreleased Material ... LP
Hindsight, 1957. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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June Christy & Johnny GuarnieriFriendly Session Vol 3 ... CD
Jasmine, 1949. Used ... $4.99
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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+ ... $0.49
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New Stan Kenton/June Christy/Four FreshmenRoad Show Vol 2 ... LP
Creative World, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Trombones ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good- ... $7.99
A masterpiece – and possibly the greatest record ever by the Four Freshmen! The album is arranged by Kentonite Pete Rugolo, who gives it a very dark feel – similar to his amazing work on June Christy's Something Cool album (which is a perfect complement to this one) – and he's selected a core group of west coast jazzers to back the Freshmen up, including Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Frank Rosolino, and Claude Williamson. Don't worry about the "trombone" part, because the horns are used to provide dark deep washes of emotion to the songs – with the boys' vocals way out over the top, in mindblowing harmonies that could also exist perfectly without any backing. Titles include "Speak Low", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "I Remember You", "Love", and "Guilty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a split top seam, a small split on the bottom seam, and some pen on the back.)

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Stan KentonKenton With Voices ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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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Pete Rugolo & His OrchestraAdventure In Sound - Brass ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Pete Rugolo was one of the best arrangers of the 50's, and although his work with Stan Kenton and June Christy is well-known, his better albums (like this one) don't really show up that often. Here, he conducts a tight set of orchestral tracks that feature solos by players like Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Andre Previn, Howard Roberts, and Barney Kessel. The tracks have a warm wash of sound from the brass section, and soaring solos by the west coast jazzmen. Titles include "Salute", "Brass At Work", "My Mother's Eyes", and a nice version of George Wallington's "God Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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New VariousChristmas Cocktails Part 2 – Another Round Of Cool Holiday Spirits ... LP
Ultra Lounge/Capitol, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
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
(First time on vinyl, too!)

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Sue RaneySongs For A Raney Day ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Around December 3, 2014
A fantastic album by this obscure vocalist – one of the first in a great run of work recorded by Sue Raney on the west coast scene! This session has Sue sounding a fair bit like Chris Connor or June Christy – often a bit icy, and sometimes sweet – but without some of the fuller modes on her later records. The album's got surprisingly understated arrangements by Billy May that have a nice jazzy edge – and Raney's vocals have all the wistful qualities you might guess from the title and cover! Titles include "A Blossom Fell", "Impossible", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", "My Prayer", "Wanna Laugh?", "Rain On The Roof", and "Blue Tears". CD

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Pete RugoloBehind Brigitte Bardot ... LP
Warner/Doxy, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 5, 2014 (delayed)
A very cool record! The album's sort of an American tribute to the emerging French sex goddess Brigitte Bardot – one that features a gatefold cover with a wraparound photo of Brigitte, and some nice images on the inside. Music on the set is by Pete Rugolo – the master arranger who'd worked with June Christy, Stan Kenton, and others – and although Bardot doesn't sing or even make an appearance on the set, Pete does more than enough of a good job of conjuring up her presence with a good selection of jazzy tunes. Players include Pete Candoli and Jack Sheldon on trumpets, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Paul Horn and Bud Shank on reeds, and Laurindo Almeida on guitar. Gloria Wood sings on one track – and titles include "Arsenic Blues", "Paris BB", "Jeff's Blues", "Mambo Bardot", "A T'Aimer", and "The Night Heaven Fell". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Pat HealyJust Before Dawn (Japanese paper sleeve version) ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A moody set of vocals by singer Pat Healy – set to arrangements by Fred Katz with a very sad and somber feel. The mood here is very similar to work by June Christy – especially during her later, more mellow years at Capitol – and titles are a good mix of unusual tunes, with songs that include "Don't Ever Leave Me", "Boys & Girls", "I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All?", "You Never Knew About Me", and "Nobody Else But Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Julie LondonJulie London at Home ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Julie London's strongest overall albums – a great session that features small group backings with a warm and intimate feel! There's less of the languid sadness of some of Julie's other records, and more of the dreamy floating style of singers like Chris Connor or June Christy on this one. The feeling of the album's great, and it shows that Julie was much more than a pop singer with sexy looks and a smoky finish – although we're happy to hear that on here too! Titles include "Let There Be Love", "Goodbye", "You've Changed", "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To", "Lonesome Road", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "The Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has small seam splits.)

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New Metronome All StarsMetronome All Stars (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, 1940/1941/1942/1946. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features performances by the 1940, 1941, 1942, and 1946 Metronome All Stars – with work by Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, June Christy, and Nat King Cole. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, bending in the corners, some stains, and some seam splitting, with some tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Anita O'DayCool Heat – Anita O'Day Sings Jimmy Guiffre Arrangements ... LP
Verve, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Sue RaneySongs For A Raney Day ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album by this obscure vocalist – one of the first in a great run of work recorded by Sue Raney on the west coast scene! This session has Sue sounding a fair bit like Chris Connor or June Christy – often a bit icy, and sometimes sweet – but without some of the fuller modes on her later records. The album's got surprisingly understated arrangements by Billy May that have a nice jazzy edge – and Raney's vocals have all the wistful qualities you might guess from the title and cover! Titles include "A Blossom Fell", "Impossible", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", "My Prayer", "Wanna Laugh?", "Rain On The Roof", and "Blue Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has some wear, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, some splitting on the spine, a peeled mark and sticker remnants on the front, and some stains on the back.)

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New VariousFrom The Vaults Volume 2 – Vine Street Divas ... CD
Capitol, 1940s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
During the 1940s, Capitol Records recorded some of the best female vocal records of the decade – blending swing with jazz and bits of emerging R&B, to cut sides that still sound pretty darn great today, and which are often used to define our sense of the classic American girl singer. This nicely-packaged set of 25 tracks features many of the label's biggest and best hits from their first decade – including "It Had To Be You" and "Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief" by Betty Hutton; "It's A Good Day", "Golden Earrings", "I Don't Know Enough About You", and "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Peggy Lee; "Long Ago And Far Away", "Day By Day", "Serenade Of The Bells", and "Some Enchanted Evening" by Jo Stafford; "Hurry On Down" by Nellie Lutcher; "I'll Walk Alone", "I Should Care", and "A Stranger In Town" by Martha Tilton; "Teardrops From My Eyes" by Helen O'Connell, "But Beautiful" by Margaret Whiting, "A Little Bird Told Me" by Blue Lu Barker, and "It's Been A Long, Long Time" by June Christy. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousMerry Mixmas – Christmas Classics Remixed ... CD
EMI, 1950s/1960s/2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Older Christmas tunes, reworked for the 21st Century! This surprisingly great little set follows in the format of the Verve Remixed series – and features current DJs and producers mixing it up with a range of 50s and 60s vocal Holiday recordings! As with the Verve series, the core instrumentation is often pushed very much to the side – replaced with more beats, keys, and programs – but still enough space for the classic vocals to shine through. What really makes the set nice, though, is the choice of original tunes – some real gems from the Capitol & EMI catalogs, fresh enough on their own even without the remix treatment. Titles include "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Q Burns rmx)" by Johnny Mercer, "The Christmas Waltz (Away Team rmx)" by Nancy Wilson, "I'd Like You For Christmas (Ursula 1000 rmx)" by Julie London, "Christmas Time Is Here (Markus Enochson rmx)" by Vince Guaraldi, "The Merriest (Thunderball rmx)" by June Christy, "Baby It's Cold Outside (Arp rmx)" by Dean Martin, "Sleigh Ride (Latin Project rmx)" by Ella Fitzgerald, and "All I Want For Christmas (MJ Cole rmx)" by Nat King Cole. CD

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New Joe DeriseComplete Bethlehem Collection ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The complete Bethlehem Records recordings of vocalist Joe Derise – a lesser-known, but really great singer from the 50s – easily one of the standout vocal talents on the label! Joe's got an easily swinging style that's a bit in the mode of other 50s male singers, like Bobby Troup or Jackie Paris – but he's also a bit more fragile, in that intimate style used more by female singers like Chris Connor or June Christy – a great approach that's sensitive, but never too overly-emotive. The collection features all of Joe's work for Bethlehem – some in trio format, with Derise on piano, some with backing from the Australian Jazz Quintet. The set features 20 tracks plus 5 extra bonus alternate takes – a whopping 25 titles that include "Maybe", "Comes Love", "Swinging On A Star", "More & More", "Soon", "The Charm Of You", "Spring In Old New York", and "Once I Believed". CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)

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New Pete RugoloNew Sounds ... LP
Harmony/Columbia, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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