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June ChristyJune Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+ .... $1.99
A later Capitol gem by June – where she reprisies a number of classics from her early years with Stan Kenton – new versions of late 40s tunes, done here with Pete Rugolo arrangements that go a good way towards showing how both he and June had grown during the 50s. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Easy Street", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "She's Funny That Way", and "A Hundred Years From Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear, with a bit of pencil on the back and some splitting on the top seam.)

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New June ChristyMisty Miss Christy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used .... $5.99
One of June's all-time classics – and perhaps her most famous album, next to the sublime Something Cool. The set, like that one, was arranged and conducted by Pete Rugolo – whose icy and modern touches are the perfect foil for June's sad and dark voice. Familiar tunes are completely transformed by the pair's masterful handling – and titles include "The Wind", "There's No You", "For All We Know", "This Year's Kisses", "That's All", and "Maybe You'll Be There". CD features some bonus tracks too! CD

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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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June ChristyThe Song Is June! ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good .... $4.99
One of our all-time favorites from vocalist June Christy – part of an excellent 50s run for Capitol Records in collaboration with arranger Pete Rugolo – a talent who transformed the sound Christy cut with the Kenton band into a whole new range for jazz vocals! The setting is rich and sophisticated, yet never sleepy, either – and has a sense of edge and darkness that really sets June apart from just about all her contemporaries – even some of the jazz singers with similar roots! The whole thing's great, and even the familiar tunes are really transformed by the treatment – as you'll hear on titles that include "Saturday's Children", "I Wished On The Moon", "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else", "Nobody's Heart", "I Remember You", and "Night Time Was My Mother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small split in the top seam and a promo sticker in one corner.)

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New June ChristyBallads For Night People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Darkly beautiful work from singer June Christy – a lesser-remembered gem from the end of her years at Capitol Records! The mood here is very much in keeping with the "night people" setting of the title – a lonely space of empty streets, open windows, and late night saloons – first brought to record so beautifully by June on the Something Cool album, and wonderfully revisited in this fantastic set! Arrangements are by husband Bob Cooper, and although they're a bit less arch-modern than some of Christy's work with Pete Rugolo, they still really get at the boozy genius of June's vocals at their best. Titles include "I Had A Little Sorrow", "Night People", "Make Love To Me", "Shadow Woman", "My Ship", and "Kissing Bug". CD also features 5 bonus tracks from the Do Re Mi album – including "Make Someone Happy", "Asking For You", and "All You Need Is A Quarter". CD

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New June ChristyGone For The Day (plus Fair & Warmer) ... CD
Capitol, 1957. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vocalist June Christy is one of the greatest under-recognized talents of the postwar era, and it's great to see that reissue CDs like this are finally getting her work back into the public again! Both albums on this CD were recorded in 1957, with arrangements by the icy genius Pete Rugolo, who worked earlier with Christy on her legendary Something Cool album. The records are both filled with haunting vocal tracks, twisted by Rugolo into complicated arrangements, and sung by Christy with a deep sense of sorrow and loneliness, masked by a weak smile that only seems to further emphasize Christy's inner pain. Titles include "When The Sun Comes Out", "It's So Peaceful In the Country", "When You Awake", "Better Luck Next Time", and "No More". 24 tracks in all – what a deal! CD

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New June ChristyJune Christy & The Johnny Guarnieri Quintet 1949 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1949. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great small combo work from the amazing June Christy – one of her first recordings of the type, and a great contrast to her bigger band work with Stan Kenton in the 40s! The feel of the set is surprisingly modern – with very clear recording quality, and a tightly swinging style of jazz that's much more like a late 50s jazz date than you might expect from the 1949 vintage. Instrumentation is quite clean, with little sense of hoke – and players include Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Charlie DiMaggio on alto and clarinet, and George Walters on trumpet. The set's 70 minutes long – and titles include "Alice Blue Gown", "Idaho", "Sposin", "One O'Clock Jump", "Cheek To Cheek", "Dancing On The Ceiling", "Yesterdays", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "Robins & Roses". CD

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New June ChristyJune Fair & Warmer ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear, a bit of sticker residue, and some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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New June ChristyOff Beat ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of June's greatest records, next to her impossible to beat Something Cool! Like that set, this one features dark arrangements by Pete Rugolo, working very hard here to win the "off beat" tag of the title. June's perfectly matched for this sort of setting, and her detachedly sad voice sounds great on songs like "Off Beat", "Out Of This World", "Remind Me", and "Out Of The Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam and some wear on the spine.)

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New June ChristySomething Cool (with bonus tracks!) ... CD
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. 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!)

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New June ChristyJune Fair & Warmer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
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". CD
 
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New Cathy HayesIt's All Right With Me ... CD
Hi Fi/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959. Used .... $9.99
A gem of a vocal jazz session – one of the few we've ever seen by Cathy Hayes, a great singer with a depth that pushes past the usual session of this sort! Cathy sings in a mode that's got some of the coolness of June Christy and some of the deeper vocal range of Anita O'Day – backed by a variety of small groups that feature west coast jazzers like Conte Candoli, Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Larry Bunker, Barney Kessel, and Howard Roberts. The mix of instrumentation is really great – and the use of guitar, vibes, and horns is really fresh – put together in a slightly off-kilter way that works perfectly with Cathy's voice. Titles include "Blue Moods", "You Smell So Good", "Down In The Depths", "My Old Flame", and "Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ruth PriceMy Name Is Ruth Price I Sing (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kapp (Japan), 1955. Used .... $28.99
Ruth's a great little singer with a voice we really love – kind of in the range of late 50s Chris Connor or June Christy, with a sad and boozy tone – quite different than what you'd expect from the somewhat cherry look of the cover! This album's one of the few she ever recorded – a solid and intimate jazz-based effort, with backings arranged by Lou Stein and players that include Joe Newman on trumpet and Frank Wess on tenor – both of whom give things a wonderfully soulful feel! A great one from the years when girl singers really got their due in the recording industry – and titles include "Who Am I", "Gentleman Friend", "My Shining Hour", "Calypso Blues", and "Sleighride In July". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Pete RugoloIntroducing ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good .... $3.99
One of the records that arranger Pete Rugolo cut for Columbia in the years after he parted company with Stan Kenton. As most modern jazz ears will know, Rugolo was one of the main reasons for Kenton's uniquely swinging approach in the early 50s – and he also lent his talents to some fantastic records by June Christy, The Four Freshmen, and other hip vocalists of the time. This side has plenty of Rugolo's modern touches – but also manages to swing nicely, spending a bit of time with strange assemblages of instruments and odd phrasings, then getting back to the groove in time to keep things lively. Titles include "Sidewalks Of New York Mambo", "Early Stan", "Manana", "Theme From The Lombardo Ending", "Come Back Little Rocket", "California Melodies", and "Bazaar". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, minor seam splitting, and some stains along the top.)

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Pete Rugolo & His OrchestraAdventure In Sound - Brass ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
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 Chris ConnorChris Connor ... CD
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Joe DeriseJoe Derise Sings ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joe Derise was great male vocalist from the 50s – one who only recorded a few sides under his own name, but really left his mark on music! 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 – not nearly as icy, but with a sense of care that really comes through strongly in this rare Bethlehem release. This album features Joe working with a trio that includes Osie Johnson on drums and Milt Hinton on bass – and Joe accompanies himself on piano, gently coaxing warm feeling out of tunes that include "Maybe", "Comes Love", "My Romance", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "How High The Moon". CD

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New Chris ConnorPortrait Of Chris ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Used .... Out Of Stock
A very moody album from Chris Connor – one that features arrangements by Ronnie Ball and Jimmy Jones, on a somber set of songs that makes the album one of Chris' darkest for Atlantic! Most of the tunes are in small group settings – a bit tightly arranged, but in a good way that gives the record a kind of June Christy sort of sound – never to overdone on the vocal tip, with a sense of restraint that only further creates tensions in the tunes! There's a level of sophistication here that's way different than the somewhat cheesy image on the cover – and titles include "Where Flamingos Fly", "Alone Together", "I'm Glad There Is You", "If I Should Lose You", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a couple of small stains.)
 
 
 



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