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Singers UnlimitedA Capella 1 ... LP
MPS, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Heavenly work by one of the greatest vocal jazz combos ever! The Singers Unlimited cut many mighty albums for MPS with arrangements by some of the label's best bandleaders – but this one features them all alone, with only their voices to hold them up, which they do wonderfully, thanks to some crack arrangements by Gene Puerling of the group! The approach is natural – given that their vocal interplay was always the group's strongest calling card – and thanks to sublime MPS production, acapella vocals have never sounded so amazing. Titles include "The Fool On The Hill", "Emily", "Since You Asked", "Lullaby", and "London By Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a few creases.)

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Singers UnlimitedA Capella 2 ... LP
MPS, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Some of the best-remembered work of this legendary vocal group – a sublime session of unaccompanied vocals, done with no other instrumentation alongside the warm harmonies of the quartet! The sound here is really amazing – simple, elegant, but filled with undeniable magic – and far far different than any other hokey acapella work of the time. The acapella sound here has no doo wop or vocalese references – and is instead a warm, wonderful pillow of sound – forged through the unique arrangements of leader Gene Puerling, and carried off beautifully by all members of the group. Titles include a great version of Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Clair" – plus the tunes "Girl Talk", "I Don't Know Where I Stand", "Nature Boy", and "Lost In The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a sticker on front.)

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Singers UnlimitedA Capella 3 ... LP
MPS, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Three guys, one gal, and nothing else – just voices with no other instrumentation, and one of the best-ever realizations of the amazing Singers Unlimited sound! Although often associated with the superb studio sound of the MPS label, the group were often at their best when just working vocally – letting the voices fold over one another, grow in the warmth of their company, and issue forth in beautiful waves of sound that no other groups could ever hope to match. The production is impeccable – beautifully rich and deep, with a sonic quality that never even needs the missing instruments in the session – and there's also a surprising groove here too, but one that's never forged through hokey tricks or gimmicks. Titles include the sublime "One More Time Chick Corea", plus "Anything Goes", "The Way We Were", "All The Things You Are", "I Wish You Love", "Someone To Light Up My Life", and "Sweet Lorraine". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Pausa. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Singers UnlimitedFeeling Free ... LP
MPS, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Possibly the grooviest of many groovy albums that the Singers Unlimited cut for MPS – largely because of some great arrangements by Pat Williams! Pat gives the group a nice little zip – with some large jazzy arrangements that aren't too goofy, and which work well with their perfect harmony vocal style. Production is sublime too – airy, but never sleepy – and the record has an incredible sound that's hardly ever been duplicated again in the studio! The album features the Singers doing some great standards and covers – like "On A Clear Day", "Skylark", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", and "Green Dolphin Street" – as well as the nice original "Feeling Free With Patrick B". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Singers UnlimitedSingers Unlimited With Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass ... LP
MPS, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by this hip vocal ensemble – set to arrangements by leader Gene Puerling, and some very swinging instrumental backings by Rob McConnell! The album's got a freer, more grooving feel than some of the group's other work – with some beautiful songs that have incredible harmonies floating and drifting about. Titles include "Dindi", "A Beautiful Friendship", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Chelsea Morning", "Pieces Of Dreams", "Tangerine", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Pausa.)

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Singers UnlimitedSpecial Blend ... LP
MPS (Netherlands), 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(German pressing.)

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Art Van Damme & The Singers UnlimitedInvitation ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A meeting of two genius talents of the MPS catalog, and a set that's one of our favorites by both artists. The groovy Singers Unlimited get a weird moody backing by Art's accordion, and the result is a breathy batch of jazzy tracks that includes a great version of Jobim's "Wave", plus "Violets For Your Furs", "Cherry", "Spring Is Here", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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New Singers UnlimitedEasy To Love ... LP
PA USA, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(US pressing.)

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New Singers UnlimitedEventide ... LP
MPS, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweetly dreamy vocal group numbers from the great Singers Unlimited – working here with orchestral backings by Robert Farnon, arranged by Gene Puerling of the group. The album has a wonderfully mellow feel, as you'd expect by the title of the set – and tracks drift along in a heavenly harmony mode that's not nearly as hokey as some of the group's other work. Titles include "Eventide", "Marlies", "Yours Truly Rosa", "I Loved You", and a great reading of Satie's "Gymnopedies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has a small crease on the opening.)

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New Singers UnlimitedFriends ... LP
MPS, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums cut by this legendary MPS vocal group – featuring vocal arrangements by Gene Puerling, leader of The Singers, and instrumental arrangements and backing by the very groovy Pat Williams! Williams really gets the feel of the group just right, and his instrumentation gives them plenty of room to vocalize, but also lets the songs take off in a nice breezy way. Personnel include Tom Scott, Clare Fischer, and Dave Grusin – and moody mellow tracks include "Just Friends", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", "When The Sun Comes Out", and "Eleanor Rigby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing.)

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New Oscar Peterson with Singers UnlimitedIn Tune ... LP
MPS, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on the top – one of the leanest instrumental settings from their MPS era, and a nicely gliding groove that supports their voices wonderfully! The record includes great versions of "The Gentle Rain", "Once Upon A Summertime", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and Thad Jones' great "A Child Is Born" – as well as a pretty crazy rendition of "Sesame Street"! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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New Singers UnlimitedJust In Time ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Singers Unlimited meet up with the Roger Kellaway Cello Quartet – in a very groovy album of tunes that has Kellaway's strings gliding nicely next to the voices! The sound is still quite intimate – in that beautiful close-mic'ed way that made the Singers' MPS albums so transcendent – and group member Gene Puerling is strongly at the helm of the set – directing the voices in pillowy waves of sound, and making for that heavenly Singers Unlimited approach that blew away most other vocal groups that were still left in the game! Tracks include "My Foolish Heart", "Sleep Loved", "Impossible", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Stone Ground Seven", and "Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah" – done surprisingly well! LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has a few creases and a partially unglued top seam.)

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New Singers UnlimitedSentimental Journey ... LP
MPS, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly wonderful album by the Singers Unlimited – and one of their best for MPS! The album features mostly older evergreens, arranged in a lush style by Robert Farnon – and both of those elements would normally be enough to turn us off – but somehow Gene Puerling and crew really get new life out of the tracks – and bring them together in a strange blend of 70s sweet and 40s nostalgia that really has a dark undercurrent! The MPS production really helps a lot – bringing in a cool, compressed quality to the work – and group's trademark sound really works well on the numbers. Titles include "As Time Goes By", "Angel Eyes", "The More I See You", "If I Didn't Care", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
 
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Hi-Lo'sBack Again ... LP
MPS, 1979. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A groovy late 70s outing from the Hi Los – done at the same time that group member Gene Puerling was having a great run for MPS with his group The Singers Unlimited! The style here's a bit like the Hi Los of old, but it's also got some of the smoother, sweeter tones that Puerling developed with the Singers Unlimited – that near-perfect approach to sound, with the vocals wrapped up nicely in pure harmonic bliss! Backings are directed by Rob McConnell, and vocal arrangements are by Puerling – on titles that include "Misty", "Everything Must Change", "I Remember You", "Seems Like Old Times", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Pausa records.)

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Anita KerrVelvet Voices & Bold Brass ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Anita Kerr was a hugely successful arranger during the 60s Nashville scene – but even better was her work at the head of her tight vocal quartet, an amazing ensemble that had a sound similar to other groovy groups like The Free Design or The Singers Unlimited. The lineup is mixed male/female – and they sing with a tight sophisticated sound that works beautifully with the pop material included on these two albums. Plus, Anita had a wicked talent for coming up with slightly off-beat arrangements – which means that the group's treatment of the material is a lot fresher than you'd expect. There's a total of 11 tracks on this set – including "Lalena", "When The World Was Young", "Happy Heart", "God Bless The Child", "You & I", "My Way", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "The Windmills Of Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split bottom seam.)

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Danny PearsonBarry White Presents Mr Danny Pearson ... LP
Unlimited Gold, 1978. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A lost treasure from Barry White – the one and only album recorded by Danny Pearson, one of the few singers that Barry did as "special projects" during the 70s! Like Gloria Scott and Tom Brock – two other White-produced singers of the time – Pearson's got a wonderful approach that's quite different than Barry's own work – a fragile, sensitive, sweet soul style that's a lot like indie work from the New Jersey/Philly scene of the early 70s, produced with a bit more of the Barry White flair. The sound is sublime – with magical orchestrations by White and Gene Page, wrapped lovingly around Pearson's great vocals. Titles include "Honey Please, Can't You See?", "What's Your Sign Girl?", "Is It Really True Girl", and "Walkin In the Rain With The One I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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VariousLeopard Lounge At The Movies – Swinging Tunes From The Warner & Atlantic Vaults ... CD
WEA (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $9.99
Not straight soundtrack work, but a wealth of groovy jazz and vocal cover versions – almost all of them from hip 60s movies, presented here in a really wonderful package! The tunes often have the sort of exotic tinges you might guess from the title and cover – an approach that's somewhat loungey, but never in a sleepy or gimmicky way – thanks to an excellent choice of artists for the set! Instrumentation includes vibes, flute, Hammond, and plenty of percussion – and the balance here has a lot more on the instrumental side than the vocal one – although the tracks with singers are still pretty great too. Titles include "Our Mann Flint" by Herbie Mann, "Moon River Cha Cha" by Barney Kessel, "Exodus" by Quartette Tres Bien, "Kookie's Mad Pad" by Ed Byrnes, "Daktari" by Shelly Manne, "Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia" by Les Baxter, "Never On Sunday" by Calvin Jackson, "Batman Theme" by The Marketts, "It's Not Unusual" by Marty Paich, "Latin Golightly" by Barney Kessel, "A Mann & A Woman" by Herbie Mann & Tamiko Jones, "Alfie" by Dionne Warwick, "Theme From MASH" by Jimmy Smith, "Sunday In New York" by Mel Torme, "Theme From Midnight Cowboy" by Young-Holt Unlimited, and "The Shadow Of Your Smile" by Esther Phillips. CD

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New Liz DamonLiz Damon's Orient Express – Packaged For Pleasure ... LP
Cartan Tours/Avco, Mid 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The obscure second album from Liz Damon & The Orient Express – best known for their first record on White Whale, a sunny groovy classic! This one's from a few years after that record – and has a sweeter, sunnier, and (dare we say it?) trashier 70s feel – one that's probably best summed up by the cover photo of Liz in layers and layers of makeup, wearing a real Stepford Wives look on her face! The music's still pretty great, though – somewhere in between Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and The Singers Unlimited – having the sweet male/female vocal style of the former, and the warmer 70s production of the latter. The album's also packaged for a travel company – Cartan Tours – and is filled with ads for Cartan's Hawaii package, as well as their trips to Mexico, Canada, and the Orient! Pretty great – and plenty obscure – with tunes that include "Wave", "Quando Quando Quando", "Heaven In My Heart", "Amor", "More Better Go Easy", and "Unforgettable". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Anita KerrSounds ... LP
Warner, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the grooviest album ever from Anita Kerr – a set that brings the sweet sound of her vocal quartet into play with some of the best elements of the Sunshine Pop generation! The orchestrations, arrangements, and tunes here are all a lot hipper than before – not just simple pop tunes, given the Kerr touch – but a completely remade approach to the music, with deep consideration for all elements, and where they might be used the best! There's a really heavenly quality to the entire set – a sound that's somewhere between early Association and the best Singers Unlimited work at MPS – and along with a few well-chosen tunes by other writers, Anita even includes a few self-penned gems of her own. Titles include "I'm Falling In Love Again", "I Would Love You", "The Two Of Us", "They Always Ask Me", "Wine In The Wind", "Happiness Is", and "Today Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear, a small split on the spine, and a few small stains.)

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New Clare Fischer & Salsa PicanteClare Fischer & Salsa Picante Present 2+2 ... LP
MPS/PA USA, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums that Clare Fischer ever recorded – featuring his electric Latin fusion group Salsa Picante, fronted by a two-man/two-woman vocal quartet who give the album kind of a "Brasil 66 meets Singers Unlimited" kind of sound! Fisher is on Fender Rhodes, and the group features Poncho Sanchez on conga, percussion by Alex Acuna, and some great reed work by Gary Foster. Tracks include "Du Du", "Legacy", "Guajira Pa La Jeva", "Funiquado", "Melancolico", and a great version of Fischer's excellent "Morning", one of his best and most-recorded compositions! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Pausa.)

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New Hi-Lo'sHi Lo's Now! ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
By the time of this early 80s recording, original Hi-Lo's member Gene Puerling had been crafting sly vocal jazz gems for MPS with the Singers Unlimited – mixing together smooth 70s production and slight electric instrumental touches, to get a sublime sound that took the harmony approach of the 50s male quartets to whole new limits! On this set, he's back with his original group, giving them the same treatment – adding in some wonderful west coast backings directed by Clare Fischer, and featuring Fischer on electric piano, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, and Gary Foster on flute. Titles include "Mr Blue", "Quiet Nights", "While We're Young", "Ain't Doin Bad Doin Nothin", and "The Night We Called It A Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pausa pressing.)

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New Perry ComoJust Out Of Reach – Rarities From Nashville Produced By Chet Atkins ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1973/1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Perry Como goes country? Not exactly – as the work here fits very well within the best later sides by the magical Como – but the music does have a special sort of Nashville flair, thanks to sublime production from Chet Atkins! Atkins and RCA had a really unique approach for recordings in Music City – a way of isolating instruments and voices, and creating a sense of compression in the studio that was years ahead of its time – and which turns out to work perfectly for Perry here! Como's pillowy-soft approach never had it so good – and with Atkins' touches here, he gets a cool kind of 70s mellow sound throughout – almost into Singers Unlimited sort of territory, especially when additional singers join in. The CD features 23 tracks in all – the full album Just Out Of Reach, plus other outtakes, singles, and even a few Spanish-language tracks too – all produced by Chet, with titles that include "Yellow Beach Umbrella", "Let's Do It Again", "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "The Grass Keeps Right On Growin", "Take Me Home", "It Was Such A Good Day", and "Walk Right Back". CD

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New Hi-Lo'sListen To The Hi-Lo's ... CD
Starlite/El (UK), 1954. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever album from the legendary Hi-Lo's – a landmark indie debut that went onto transform the sound of vocal harmony in the 20th century! The record's got a subtle brilliance that's hard to catch at first – a way of putting together the tunes that's often only slightly different than some of the group's contemporaries, but which already shows the rich talents that leader Gene Puerling would bring to later vocal experiments with Singers Unlimited in the 70s. As with most of the group's famous records, backings here are by Frank Comstock – perfectly poised on the gentle tunes, and nicely jazzy on the more swinging ones! Titles include "June in January", "Little White Lies", "I Don't Want to Cry Anymore", "She's Funny that Way", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Island of Desire", "You Brought a New Kind Of Love", "Fools Rush In", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Where Are You", and "You Can't Hardly Get Them No More". CD

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New VariousAtlantic Sound Of Burt Bacharach ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach – but one that's almost completely comprised of soul and jazz songs recorded for Atlantic Records in the 60s! Hard to believe that Burt and Atlantic had so much in common – but as you'll hear in this massive 45 track set, Bacharach tunes worked surprisingly well for the label's soul singers – including both those working on the scene down south, and those closer to the Brill Building in New York! CD one features Atlantic Ladies – a whole host of female soul – and side two features Atlantic Men & Jazz – with a few instrumental cuts thrown in next to the male singers. Titles include "Please Stay" by the Drifters, "Any Day Now" by Carla Thomas, "April Fools" by Aretha Franklin, "Please Stay" by Lulu, "Let The Music Play" by Leslie Uggams, "Alfie" by Sweet Inspirations, "In The Land Of Make Believe" by Leslie Uggams, "The Look Of Love" by Carmen McRae, "I Say A Little Prayer" by Sergio Mendes, "This Guy's In Love With You" by Roy Ayers, "Please Stay" by The Persuaders, "Close To You" by Richard Evans, "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by Nino Tempo, "They Don't Give Medals To Yesterday's Heroes" by Ben E King, "Any Day Now" by Percy Sledge, "Walk On By" by Arif Mardin, and "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" by The Young Holt Unlimited. CD
 
 
 



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