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Toshiko AkiyoshiKogun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $22.99
Brilliantly bold work from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – an artist who's really coming into her own for the 70s – stepping out in a big band format that would win her a wide new audience on both sides of the Pacific! The album's one of the first to feature the ensemble co-led with husband ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD.)

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Burt BacharachTogether? – Original Soundtrack Recording ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
A lost Burt Bacharach treasure – a bit later than classic vintage, but a wonderful album from the mature maestro – and sometimes overlooked, due to its status as a soundtrack! The work here is totally great – that mellow, easy-flowing style that Burt really perfected around the ... read more CD

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Bobby BareReal Thing/I Hate Goodbyes/Ride Me Down Easy ... CD
RCA/Omni (Australia), 1970/1973. New Copy .... $16.99 19.98
Classic level greatness from Bobby Bare – with the complete The Real Thing and I Hate Goodbyes/Ride Me Down Easy records from 1970 and 1973 – plus a smattering of some his best ever recordings as bonus tracks! At his peak – and we consider this to be peak material – Bobby ... read more CD

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Art BlakeyJazz Messengers Play Lerner & Loewe ... CD
Vik/RCA (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
The music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – ... read more CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 1 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array ... read more CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 2 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array ... read more CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 3 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array ... read more CD

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Brotherhood/Friend SoundComplete Recordings (Brotherhood 1968 /Brotherhood 1969/Joyride) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1968/1969. New Copy 2 CDs .... $19.99 21.98
A trio of great late 60s RCA albums on a single set – the first two from The Brotherhood, and one more from the related Friend Sound! First up is the first album ever from The Brotherhood – an offshoot of Paul Revere & The Raiders, filled with some of that group's greatest early ... read more CD

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New Chico Buarque & Ennio MorriconePer Un Pugno Di Samba ... CD
RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1970. New Copy .... $18.99
An amazing record – one that stands as one of Chico Buarque's greatest from the 70s! The set was recorded in Italy in 1970 – and features Chico singing lead vocals over backings handled by Ennio Morricone – all in a style that's a perfect blend of MPB with the best elements of ... read more CD

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Keni BurkeChanges (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
A standout solo moment from the amazing Keni Burke – an artist who's come a long way from his youthful start in the 5 Stairsteps! Keni had recorded other adult work by the time of this early 80s set, but Changes is easily his best-remembered album – a masterpiece of 80s groove, all ... read more CD
Also available Changes ... CD 14.99

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Keni BurkeYou're The Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
A really wonderful album from Keni Burke – recorded around the same time as his classic Changes set, and in some ways even better than that record! The set's got a fantastic mellow soul feel – lots of tracks that are uptempo, but which manage to hang onto a soulful finish that really ... read more CD

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Jimmy CastorIt's Just Begun/Phase Two ... CD
New Copy .... Mid-May, 2014
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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep ... read more CD
Also available Blue Jeans ... LP 4.99

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Chocolate MilkComin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
Wicked funk from Chocolate Milk – and a set that perfectly combines their deep New Orleans roots with the tighter sound the Crescent City was brewing up in the mid 70s! The group work closely here with producer Allen Toussaint – and really show that stronger use of studio technology ... read more CD

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New Chocolate MilkWe're All In This Together/Milky Way ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1977/1979. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A heavy 2-fer – featuring a pair of 70s gems from Chocolate Milk! First up is We're All In This Together – an overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time ... read more CD

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Perry ComoJust Out Of Reach – Rarities From Nashville Produced By Chet Atkins ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1973/1975. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
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 ... read more CD

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New Sam CookeSam Cooke (1970) (RCA) ... CD
RCA, Early 60s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A self-titled set that features a nice batch of lesser-known gems from Sam Cooke's early 60s years on RCA! Lots of the material here is a nice contrast to some of the hit-heavy Cooke sets on the market – not that those aren't great, but it's just good to hear some of the other sides of Sam's ... read more CD

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Floyd CramerFloyd Cramer Plays MacArthur Park/Here's What's Happening ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy .... $16.99
Two overlooked late 60s gems from Floyd Cramer – both of which show the piano genius reaching out for some new sounds in his style! MacArthur Park has Floyd taking on a hip host of tunes from the late 60s – cool rock and pop numbers that are really transformed strongly in the RCA ... read more CD

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Margie DayDawn Of A New Day/Experience Margie Day ... CD
RCA/Poker (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy .... $6.99
Two compelling albums from Margie Day – an under-remembered singer who worked for RCA at the end of the 60s! First up is Dawn Of A New Day – a set that has Margie working in a really unique approach to vocals – a bit jazzy at times, inflected with bluesy undercurrents at others, ... read more CD

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Paul DesmondBossa Antigua (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1965. New Copy .... $5.99 6.99
The team of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall was one of the best ideas ever forged in American jazz of the 60s – and the icy pair are perfect company together on this album of bossa-inflected tracks with a very cool edge! The album allows Desmond's alto to take on a warmth and flowing quality it ... read more CD

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Paul DesmondGlad To Be Unhappy ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $13.99
Hard to be unhappy in a setting like this – a classic RCA session from the 60s, and one that matches the sublime icy alto sax of Paul Desmond with the perfectly airy guitar of the great Jim Hall! The pair work simple wonders with familiar tunes on the set – bringing together a love of ... read more CD

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New Paul DesmondTake Ten (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1963. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the ... read more CD

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New Paul Desmond & Gerry MulliganTwo Of A Mind (First Editions Series with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1962. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A reunion of sorts for Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan – given that the pair had played together on record 5 years before, in a similar session for Verve! This album's almost lighter and more airy than the previous one – as it's done in a mode that echoes strongly with Desmond's own ... read more CD

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New Paul Desmond with Jim HallDesmond Blue (First Editions Series – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1962. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond ... read more CD

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New Bill DixonIntents & Purposes (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/International Phonograph, 1967. New Copy Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing! One of the few rare records cut by Bill Dixon during the 60s, and a perfect example of "new thing" jazz in action. Trumpeter Dixon plays in 3 different ensembles – a nonet, a quintet, and a duet – with players like Byard Lancaster, Reggie Workman, Robert Pozar, and ... read more CD
(Comes in a great gatefold sleeve, too!)

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Jimmie DriftwoodJimmie Driftwood Sings Newly Discovered Early American Folk Songs/Wilderness Road (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Omni (Australia), 1958/1959. New Copy .... $16.99 19.98
Oddball folk and Americana from the great Jimmie Driftwood – with a pair of great late 50s LPs and contemporaneous material – nicely compiled by Omni! Jimmie's trademark was to put a clever, tongue-in-cheek spin on historically set songs – done most famously on "Battle Of ... read more CD

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New George DuningWorld Of Suzie Wong (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Kritzerland, 1960. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A strange film, but a great soundtrack! George Duning came up with an excellent batch of jazzy tracks for the film – and most of them swing hard and tightly, with strong jazzy solos, in a manner that's similar to some of Henry Mancini's best scores of the late 50s. A number of tracks have ... read more CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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New Gil EvansThere Comes A Time ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty great 70s album from Gil Evans – a set that's got some great use of electric instrumentation, and a mighty groove on the best cuts! The overall approach is different than the early modernist sound of Gil Evans, but still very striking – a 70s equivalent to Gil's famous 60s ... read more CD

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New Faith Hope & CharityFaith Hope & Charity (RCA) ... CD
1975. New Copy .... Around June 3, 2014
Faith Hope & Charity were one of those soul combos that were ripe for the disco years. They didn't have much of a strong presence on their own, and had already worked a lot with Van McCoy – so when Van made his "hustle" move in the mid 70s, their male/female harmony style ... read more CD

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New Family TreeMiss Butters (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Rev-Ola (UK), 1968. New Copy .... $6.99
An incredible concept album from the end of the 60s – the only set we've ever seen by The Family Tree, but a record of baroque brilliance that sits beautifully with some of the best of its generation! The session was recorded at the same time as Nilsson's classic Aerial Ballet – with ... read more CD

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Carolyn FranklinIf You Want Me (with bonus track) ... CD
1976. New Copy .... Around May 26, 2014
Excellent work by Carolyn Franklin – a heavy album of female soul with a sound that should have made it huge! Carolyn is the less-famous sister of Aretha Franklin – but she's got a voice that keeps the family proud, and she's a lot hipper than Aretha on this album. The set features ... read more CD

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New Carolyn FranklinSister Soul – The Best Of The RCA Years 1969 to 1976 ... CD
RCA/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive work from Aretha Franklin's ultra-hip sister – singer Carolyn Franklin, a soul artist that we'd gladly trade for Aretha any time! Carolyn got her start in deep soul modes that were somewhat similar to Aretha's work on Atlantic – but she also worked with production that was a ... read more CD

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Renee GeyerIt's A Man's Man's World ... CD
1974. New Copy .... Around May 1, 2014
One of the great early albums by this fantastic Australian soul singer. Recorded with her tight band, and featuring the great original "Love the Way You Love", plus lots of soulful covers of tracks like "It's Your Thing" and "Feel Good". More proof that Australia was ... read more CD

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New Chantal GoyaFeminin – The Complete 60s Recordings ... CD
RCA/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Some of the coolest, grooviest work from the French scene of the 60s – the complete recordings of the lovely Chantal Goya – a stunning presence both on record and on screen at the time! Goya's maybe best remembered for her role on Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin/Feminin – where she ... read more CD

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New Major HarrisHow Do You Take Your Love ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the few 70s albums from the wonderful Major Harris as a solo act – and a lesser-known set that's a great follow up to the Major's previous records for Atlantic! The vibe here is a bit less Philly, but still in that mellow grooving style that works so well for Harris' vocals – a ... read more CD

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Nona HendryxHeat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
Nona's last album for RCA – and it's an edgy mid 80s dancefloor soul stormer that really helps solidify just how fearlessly creative Nona was in her solo years – as if we needed to be reminded! Nona's powerful, not-to-be-messed with vocals have the greatest presence of any element ... read more CD

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Al HirtAl Hirt Plays Bert Kaempfert/Latin In The Horn ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1966/1968. New Copy .... $16.99
A pair of groovy groovy records from trumpeter Al Hirt! Hirt Plays Bert has Al Hirt taking on the music of German easy maestro Bert Kaempfert – working strongly with this cool syncopated electric bass at the bottom – which creates the same sort of stepping grooves you'd hear in Bert's ... read more CD

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Lena HorneStormy Weather – With Lennie Hayton's Orchestra (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Mid 50s. New Copy .... $5.99 6.99
One of Lena Horne's greatest albums of the 50s – a rock-solid effort that takes its name from her famous film appearance of the 40s, but which features some wonderfully sophisticated songs in a very postwar mode! As with other RCA dates of the time, the orchestra's handled by Lena's partner ... read more CD

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New Hues CorporationFreedom For The Stallion (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $14.99
A landmark set from The Hues Corporation – and a record that's really poised at the crossroads of 70s soul! The group are probably best known for the super-huge hit "Rock The Boat" – a tune that bubbled under in discos for months, then became one of the first mainstream ... read more CD

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New Jefferson AirplaneAfter Bathing At Baxters (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory, 1967. New Copy Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jefferson Airplane's weirder follow-up to Surrealistic Pillow – and a pretty incredible record – concentrating their sprawling psychedelic impulses into fairly succinct 3 to 4 minute songs, for the most part! It's a creative approach,and it's a brave record. If Surrealistic Pillow ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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Jefferson AirplaneBless Its Pointed Little Head (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
Jefferson Airplane's first live album – capturing them at a late 60s peak, at the Fillmores East and West – stretching things out nicely onstage and featuring a bunch of cool covers! Even though Jefferson Airplane has always been a symbol for freewheeling hippie excess, the album ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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Jefferson AirplaneCrown Of Creation (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – and Crown Of Creation was both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-based songs that build ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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Jefferson AirplaneJefferson Airplane Takes Off (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory, 1966. New Copy .... $14.99 18.99
The debut of Jefferson Airplane – predating the Paul Kanter and Grace Slick dominated period that's best known to the masses – and a truly pivotal mid 60s San Francisco rock record, even if it's been long overshadowed by the group's later work! Marty Balin is the primary songwriter and ... read more CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)

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Jefferson AirplaneSurrealistic Pillow (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory, 1967. New Copy .... $14.99 18.99
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're ... read more CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)

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Jefferson AirplaneVolunteers (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy Gatefold .... $16.99 19.99
A great later album from Jefferson Airplane – done with an allstar roster of fellow counterculture heroes and late 60s icons in the studio – including David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stills, and Nicky Hopkins! It's an incredible mix of breezy harmonies and killer melodies, but those ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)
Also available Volunteers (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99

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Glenn JonesEverybody Loves A Winner (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1983. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
Excellent work by Glenn Jones – even if the record is only a 5 track EP! The set is one of those strange little records issued in the early 80s, when the music industry was trying to figure out a way to make money between the ever-escalating cost of the LP and the less-popular 12" ... read more CD
Also available Everybody Loves A Winner (180 gram pressing) ... LP 9.99

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Glenn JonesTake It From Me (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
1986. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
Sweet 80s soul from the mighty Glenn Jones – one of the best mainstream singers of his generation, as you'll hear on this set of mellow grooving tunes! Instrumentation's pretty electric at most moments – lots of synth, keyboards, and beats – but Glenn's well-trained vocals bring ... read more CD
Also available Take It From Me (plus bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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New Sol KaplanSpy Who Came In From The Cold ... CD
RCA/Intrada, 1965. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A top notch soundtrack to this classic spy film by Sol Kaplan – and with a mix of jazz and orchestral themes that's similar to some of of our favorite Henry Mancini soundtracks from the same period! The main theme is nice and jazzy, with some good guitar, and a great crime theme vibe to it. ... read more CD

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New Evelyn Champagne KingAction – The Evelyn Champagne King Anthology – RCA Years 1977 to 1985 ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD .... Just Sold Out!
All the best work from Evelyn Champagne King's years at RCA Records – including some rare single mixes and album tracks – all wrapped up with a special 24 page booklet filled with notes, photos, and an exclusive interview too! Evelyn always had a special focus in her music at this time ... read more CD

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Evelyn Champagne KingCall On Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
A wonderful gem from Evelyn Champagne King – her third effort with the great producer T Life, who always helped bring out the most soulful elements in King's music! Life's got a way of grooving, but never going for modes that are too easily commercial – still lots of disco and club in ... read more CD

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Evelyn Champagne KingSo Romantic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy .... $13.99
Evelyn King's still gliding high here – working with that upbeat, catchy style that really helped her hit big during the early 80s – a perfect fit for the hook-heavy sound of her vocals! The mode's a bit like Denise Williams at the time, although maybe a bit less commercial – and ... read more CD

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Evelyn KingLong Time Coming (2CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2 CDs .... $19.99
Evelyn King is in solid 80s groove territory here – working with a fair bit of beats and keyboards – and getting help in the studio from T Life and Rene & Angela! The former sweetness of King's poppier hits is nicely suppressed here amidst the fuzzy guitars and flashy electronics ... read more CD
Also available Long Time Coming ... LP 2.99

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New LighthouseSuite Feeling (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Beatball (Korea), 1969. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great title for this one – given that the album's got a full, spacious sound – one that definitely lives up to the "suite feeling" you'd expect! The style here is even more sophisticated than on the group's debut – still a mix of jazzy horns and rockish rhythms, but ... read more CD

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New Love, Peace, & HappinessHere 'Tis ... CD
RCA/P&C, 1972. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous little record from Love Peace & Happiness – a great vocal trio from the early 70s, and one who really shine with this overlooked gem for RCA! The trio were part of the New Birth/Nite Liters universe that producer Harvey Fuqua brought to the label at the time – and they' ... read more CD

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Jon LucienI Am Now (plus bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy .... $6.99
The beginning of an amazing run on RCA for vocalist Jon Lucien – working here in a sublime blend of styles that's way beyond simple soul or standard jazz! Lucien's got a sound that's unlike anything we can think of – apart from the countless imitators who've tried for his style in ... read more CD

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New Main IngredientEuphrates River/Afrodisiac ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two of our favorite albums by The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! Euphrates River is a wonderfully complex batch of tunes that shows that the group were taking a cue from some of their hipper contemporaries, and pushing past a stock hit formula. Bert DeCoteaux was still ... read more CD

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New Main IngredientRolling Down A Mountainside/Music Maximus ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy .... $16.99
Double greatness from The Main Ingredient – two full albums on a single CD! Rolling Down A Mountainside is mid 70s magic from The Main Ingredient – a set that has the trio working with even more sophistication than on previous records, yet still holding onto all the harmonies that ... read more CD

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New Main IngredientShame On The World/I Only Have Eyes For You ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1981. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Two great ones from The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! First up is I Only Have Eyes For You, a great later album from the Main Ingredient – professional, polished, and filled with wonderful harmony vocals! Maestro Patrick Adams arranged and produced the set – and ... read more CD

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New Main IngredientTasteful Soul/Bitter Sweet ... CD
RCA/Superbird (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A pair of great early albums from Main Ingredient – Tasteful Soul from 1970 and Bitter Sweet from 1971 – in a single set! Tasteful Soul is one of the groups earliest records, with a great set of Bert DeCoteaux arrangements, and a totally sweet soul harmony sound! The arrangements are ... read more CD

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Henry ManciniBreakfast At Tiffany's – Original Film Score ... CD
RCA/Intrada, 1961. New Copy .... $19.99
If you think you know the soundtrack to Breakfast At Tiffany's, then guess again – because this massive expanded version features the full film score – with way more music than was ever on the original album, or later CD releases! The 38 track set features all the great Mancini ... read more CD

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New Henry ManciniHangin Out/Mancini Generation ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1974. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from Henry Mancini – and two albums back to back as a single set! The Mancini Generation is one of the first great electric moments for Henry Mancini in the 70s – and a record that's got a way groovier sound than you might expect from the title! Things are still very ... read more CD

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Henry ManciniMancini's Angels/Theme Scene ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy .... $16.99
Two groovy late 70s albums from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Mancini's Angels has happy Hank surrounded by plenty of cleavage – a cover that's perfect for the album's title play on the hit Charlie's Angels show! Mancini does a great job with the theme to that one, and ... read more CD

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Henry ManciniVisions Of Eight/Just You & Me Together Love ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy .... $16.99
Two 70s moments from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! First up is Visions Of Eight – a wonderful Henry Mancini soundtrack, and one of his most overlooked – possibly because it was scored for an odd little film that featured the work of eight different directors! The ... read more CD

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New Jayme MarquesStop ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1978. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
No stopping here – as the album's a groover from the word "go" – a sweet mix of Brazilian-styled rhythms and some warmer electric instrumentation! The set's one of the best from Spanish 70s maestro Jayme Marques – who sings and plays guitar on the record, amidst other ... read more CD

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New MatchNew Light (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Sunshine Pop treasure – and a record that perfectly straddles a few different strands of late 60s pop! The quintet have fabulous harmonies – of the sort rooted in The Four Freshmen, and given a sunny finish by The Beach Boys – but they also move here in a way that prefaces soft ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Marilyn McCooSolid Gold (with bonus track) ... CD
Real Gone/RCA, 1983. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A debut solo set from Marilyn McCoo – the singer who'd worked famously with the Fifth Dimension, and as a duo with Billy Davis Jr – but who by this point in her career was known best for her work on TV for the show Solid Gold! The weekly program had McCoo out front of the camera – ... read more CD

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New Harold McNairHarold McNair/Flute & Nut ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1970. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Two amazing sets from Harold McNair – a fantastic London 60s flute player with a really sharp edge! The self-titled Harold McNair has the leader working in a tight combo with some nice offbeat sounds – including a lot of breathy, soul-toned notes that remind us a fair bit of Roland ... read more CD

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Ronnie McNeirRonnie McNeir ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy .... $7.99 12.99
The amazing debut of Ronnie McNeir – a 70s soul maestro we'd rank right up there with Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, or Leon Ware – but one who's possibly even more impressive, given that he cut this record when he was only 22 years old! The album's quite heavy on keyboards – ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label. Hurry – this is your last chance to own this classic on CD!)

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New Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A strange and obscure session that has the cool jazz vocals of American singer Helen Merrill backed by a small Italian combo led by soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a wonderful mix that really makes the album an unusual one for Helen! The music was originally recorded for a TV program in ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD.)

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MetrosSweetest One ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy .... $7.99 12.99
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available Sweetest One ... CD

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New Hugo MontenegroMan From UNCLE & More Music From Man From UNCLE ... CD
RCA/BMG (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that brings together both classic UNCLE soundtracks from the 60s – both penned by the mighty Hugo Montenegro! The original Man From UNCLE soundtrack is an amazing little record that's almost better than the show for which it was written! The set's a landmark batch of work from Hugo ... read more CD

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New Peter NeroCareer Girls/Up Close ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A pair of RCA Records treats from pianist Peter Nero – both of which show his grooviest powers at their height! Career Girls is a female-themed album – one that features famous standards based around a woman, recast here to showcase Peter's beautifully flowing touch on the keys! Some ... read more CD

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Harry NilssonNilsson – The RCA Albums Collection (17 CD set) ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 17 CDs .... $119.99 139.98
The motherlode of classic Nilsson – all of his albums released from the late 60s through the 70s by RCA – plus a trio of bonus discs of sessions from the late 60s to mid 70s – that's 14 original albums and 3 bonus discs in a 17 CD box set! All of the classic albums and relative ... read more CD

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy .... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99

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New OdysseyHappy Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $14.99
A really nice step forward for Odyssey – a record that's a bit tighter and more electric than previous sets, but which also has a nice sort of depth as well! These guys manage to balance a love of the hook with all the right sort of touches to keep the cuts from ever being too poppy or ... read more CD

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New OdysseyHollywood Party Tonight (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A Hollywood Party, recorded in New Jersey – with a groove that's every bit as tight as any of Odyssey's best records, but with a slightly jazzier vibe as well! The set's a great example of the way the trio pushed the 70s soul game further – taking the early 70s RCA AM radio style, and ... read more CD

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OdysseyI Got The Melody (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $14.99
Odyssey certainly does have the melody – and that's always been one of the factors that's made them stand out from the rest! Even though the group worked largely in a territory that had a strong dancefloor feel, they always put enough work into their vocals and overall tunes to make for work ... read more CD

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PleasureGive It Up ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy .... $18.99
Great later work from Pleasure – a group who are probably best-known for their classic 70s albums on Fantasy Records, but one who kept the groove riding high in some early 80s years at RCA! This set's a shimmering jewel – a great mix of funky rhythms and mellower moments, all wrapped ... read more CD

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Pointer SistersBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $14.99
A great step into the 80s for The Pointer Sisters – a record that has them bringing in themes that are a bit more soulful than some of their previous efforts! The album's still got all the big crossover potential of their other hits – but the groove's got a solidly soulful vibe overall ... read more CD

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Pointer SistersHot Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1986. New Copy .... $9.99
The Pointers Sisters doing their thing with some steamy production by Richard Perry! Hot Together didn't make as big of a chart smash as the preceding few records, but in hindsight, it sounds to us like they're working as well here with the period synth heavy production as well as ever. The ... read more CD

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Pointer SistersPriority ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $14.99
The Pointer Sisters show plenty of rockish influences here – drawing tunes from folks like Ian Hunter, Bruce Springsteen, Graham Parker, Jagger & Richards, and Robbie Robertson – and fusing their compositions with the trio's own soulful energy! Richard Perry produced, and the album' ... read more CD

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Bud PowellStrictly Powell ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
Strictly Bud Powell, in the best sense of the word – as the album's a sharp batch of trio tracks recorded for RCA in the 50s, and a great showcase for Bud's firey talents on the piano! The rhythm combo features bold work on drums from Art Taylor, alongside the bass of George Duvivier – ... read more CD

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New Bud PowellSwingin' With Bud ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the few Bud Powell sessions cut for RCA, but a brilliantly swinging date that has the pianist working at the height of his powers! There's an edge here that comes through right from the start – an off kilter vibe in both Bud's tone, and even in the way he's vocalizing joyously in the ... read more CD

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New Elvis PresleyElvis At Stax (3CD set) ... CD
RCA, 1973. New Copy 3 CDs .... Out Of Stock
A really unique moment in pop music history – tracks recorded in a 1973 stretch when Elvis Presley was working at the legendary Stax Records studios in Memphis – home to a huge amount of great soul and funk over the years, and a place where Presley cut some of his best studio work of ... read more CD

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New David RaksinLaura (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Kritzerland, 1944. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Without a doubt, one of the most famous scores to come out of Hollywood in the 40s – David Raksin's enduring soundtrack for Laura – and it's as beautiful now as ever! The theme was recorded time and time again over the next few decades – in vocal and instrumental versions, by ... read more CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Sid RaminNew Thresholds In Sound/Big Band Sound Of Sid Ramin ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1963. New Copy .... $16.99
Maestro Sid Ramin cut few albums on his own – and two of the best are presented back to back here on a single CD! New Thresholds In Sound features Sid Ramin at his most dynamic – heard here on this sweet RCA session from the early 60s, in modes that really show the same kind of ... read more CD

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New Sonny RollinsNow's The Time! ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A killer album from Sonny Rollins' prime 60s years at RCA – almost a return to basics, but always with that edge that makes Rollins stand out way more than most of his contemporaries – a subtle balance between straight and modern that really makes the album crackle! The album features ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD.)

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New Santa Y Su GenteUrgente ... CD
RCA/Lion, 1974. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's not Santa, as in Santa Claus – but a nickname for Santiago Salas, who works here in a very cool, jazzy mode! The album's got plenty of Latin roots, mixed with hipper 70s touches that include some key electric elements as well – all served up in a sparkling groove that's mighty ... read more CD

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New Gil Scott-HeronRevolution Will Not Be Televised ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
An 80s collection, but one that's filled with gems from Gil Scott-Heron's legendary early years at Flying Dutchman – a time when he was recording some of his most impressively righteous material ever! The music's a hip mix of protest poetry and sweet jazzy numbers – played with great ... read more CD
Also available Revolution Will Not Be Televised ... CD 5.99

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Alfie SilasAlfie/Be Yourself (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982/1983. New Copy .... $13.99
A pair of Alfie Silas albums for RCA – back to back on a single CD! First up is Alfie – filled with sweet crossover grooves from Alfie Silas – a singer with the same hook-heavy approach used by other 80s female singers like Denice Williams or Cheryl Lynn – set up here with ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneForever Young, Gifted, & Black – Songs Of Freedom & Spirit ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $5.99 6.99
The hippest work of Nina Simone's years on RCA – a collection that brings together tracks that really fit the spirit of the title! Although Simone had always explored righteous themes throughout her career, she really opened up during her late 60s/early 70s run for RCA – using new ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $22.99
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD.)
Also available Here Comes The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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New Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a ... read more CD

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New Nina SimoneSings The Blues (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Nina's not just singing the blues here – she's completely reinventing the sound of the format – by drawing on a long tradition of vocal expression, and infusing it with the hipper, more personally exploratory mode she forged in the 60s! The album's got a subtle brilliance that means ... read more CD

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ToomorrowToomorrow ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
That's "Toomorrow", not "tomorrow" – a pretty wild sci-fi musical from the start of the 70s – and one that features this very groovy group! The quartet features some vocals by a young Olivia Newton John – but it's the instrumentation here that really sends us ... read more CD

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TymesTymes Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
A really great album from the revived 70s version of The Tymes – a group who draw on a long legacy of harmonies in Philly soul, and who work here in a setting that really brings out their best! The whole record was produced and directed by Billy Jackson – and it's got a Philly/New York ... read more CD

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Sylvie Vartan2'35 De Bonheur (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1967. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 19.99
Sylvie Vartan is nicely spreading her wings here – growing past the simpler pop of earlier years, and hitting a range of hipper late 60s styles! Part of the change is thanks to the arrangers – who include David Whitaker and Arthur Greenslade, in addition to Eddie Vartan – and the ... read more CD

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Sylvie VartanBienvenue Solitude (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1980. New Copy .... $15.99 19.99
Sylvie Vartan's still going strong here into the 80s – working with frequent studio partner Eddie Vartan, who does a great job of balancing out the subtle drama of Sylvie's vocals with his production! The work's got a style that's partly rock, but which still hangs onto the kinds of cooler ... read more CD

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New Sylvie VartanComme Un Garcon (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1967. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Really hip work from Sylvie Vartan – the kind of a record that takes her well past her straighter pop years, but still keeps all the best groovy elements intact! Arrangements here are by Reg Guest, Arthur Greenslade, and Eddie Vartan – and there's some trippier instrumentation mixed in ... read more CD

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Sylvie VartanLa Maritza (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1968. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 19.99
A wonderful collaboration between vocalist Sylvie Vartan and arranger Jean-Claude Vannier – a set that's really a cut above most of her other work of the 60s, thanks to Vannier's genius touch! The style here isn't as tripped-out as some of Vannier's later work, but it's still pretty darn ... read more CD
 
 



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