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Singers we love -- from vintage torch to vocalese to some key talents of the contemporary scene!


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Liberty/Sepia, 1956/1957. New Copy
Two 50s gems from the great Bobby Troup – back to back on a single CD! Do Re Mi is a wonderfully playful record – Bobby wrote every track on the album, and the set's got lots of his cool little hipster ditties, like "Do Re Mi", "One October Morning", "Daddy" ... CD
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Jazz Spectacular (plus bonus track)
Columbia, 1955. Used
A surprisingly nice jazz album from Frankie Laine – one that makes great use of his famous vocals, alongside trumpet from Buck Clayton, trombones from JJ Johnson and Kai Winding, and tenor from Budd Johnson! CD
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Blues & Boogie
Europa (Germany), Late 60s. Very Good+
Nice trad vocal work from German singer Miriam Klein – a surprisingly heartfelt vocalist in an old school tradition – working here on a number of original tunes by guitarist/trumpeter Oscar Klein, and pianist Henry Chaix. LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good+
Backings by Percy Faith and Marty Manning – and a cover with a great young photo of Tony Bennett! LP, Vinyl record album
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Sensational
Capitol (France), Mid 50s. Very Good+
A cool collection of Ella's best 50s rockers! LP, Vinyl record album
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Flash (Belgium), Early 80s. Near Mint-
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Verve, 1960. Very Good+
A surprising treasure from Margaret Whiting! We'll be the first to admit that we're not the biggest fans of Margaret Whiting's voice – but she actually sounds pretty great here, thanks to some snappy arrangements by Russ Garcia! Garcia brings a nice sort of jazz sensibility to the album ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sound Patterns, Mid 70s. Very Good Gatefold
A family vocal group – almost creepy at times – singing versions of "Sesame Street", "We've Only Just Begun", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", and "If We Only Have Love". LP, Vinyl record album
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Sings The Blues
Counterpoint/DCC, 1958. Used
Great small group backing – with arrangements from pianist Claude Hopkins, plus tenor from Coleman Hawkins, trumpet from Doc Cheatham, and clarinet from Buster Bailey! CD
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Whisper Sweet
High Note, 2003. Used
No description available. CD
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Classics (France), 1937/1938. Used
No description available. CD
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Classics (France), 1930s. Used
No description available. CD
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Great Voices Of Harlem
Pao, 2014. New Copy
A brilliant exploration of the use of the voice in jazz – not just an old-style set of standards, nor overdone vocalese – but a record that links together all the best spiritual and soulful traditions of the 60s and 70s! Gregory Porter's in the lead on this one, but the album also ... CD
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Verve, 1961. Good+
Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Cry Me A River", "This Year's Kisses", "Music Goes Round & Round", "Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie", "My Reverie", and "You're My Thrill". LP, Vinyl record album
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Ella & Louis
Verve, Late 50s. Good+
Classic duets between Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – done in a sweet mode that only could have been handled by Verve in the 50s! Backings are in a nice small combo mode – with Armstrong on both trumpet and vocals – and Ella and Louis carry most of the set with their great ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blues Are Brewin
Decca, 1949. Good+
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Capitol, Late 50s. Good+
A lesser-remembered Capitol set from Dakota Staton, but a great one too – a record that has Dakota singing ballads and blues, both of which she does pretty darn well! On some tracks, Sid Feller handles the backings, often with a gentle mix of strings – while other numbers have a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Lady In Satin
Columbia, 1958. Near Mint-
One of Billie's last recordings, and an incredibly striking batch of songs arranged by Ray Ellis with a sad, fragile ege that's perfect for the style of her later work. Billie's voice is faltering, but in a way that only makes the songs sound more personal and more compelling – and although ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Flying Dutchman, 1972. Very Good Gatefold
Leon Thomas takes his vocals to new heights – moving past the straight spiritual jazz modes of his work with Pharoah Sanders, to embrace a whole host of new styles too! There's a slight trace of the blues promised in the title, but always inflected through a more soulful approach overall ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Embers & Ashes
Stereocraft, 1960. Very Good-
An early album by Shirley, and a haunting batch of lonely songs of lost love that has Shirley singing with her trio of Joe Benjamin and Herb Lovelle. The material's very much in keeping with the "classic" sound that's been so popular during her recent revival, and the record stands as ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Decca, 1951. Very Good-
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Middle Class White Boy
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint-
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Harold Sings Arlen (With Friend)
Columbia, Mid 60s. Sealed
From the cover, the "Friend" is Barbara Streisand – working here on a few tracks, all of which are arranged by Peter Matz! LP, Vinyl record album
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Today Is Tomorrow
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good
A genius album from the Four Freshmen – one that reinvents their older harmony sound for the Sunshine generation! The album's surprisingly wonderful throughout – and has a liveliness and sense of joy that was missing from some of the group's later Capitol sides. The tunes are mostly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint-
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Sing! Baby! Sing!
Storyville, Mid 50s. Very Good+
One of the greatest albums ever cut by Jackie and Roy! This one captures them in the early days – right after they'd left Charlie Ventura, and were beginning to sing and pen some fantastic little jazz ditties on their own. The album features the recorded debut of Tommy Wolf, who would ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Country, My Way
Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good
Country, Nancy's way – but fortunately that way includes some great help from Lee Hazlewood, who's working here at the height of his powers! The set's got that sly, sexy twangy cowboy mode that was Lee's greatest contribution to Nancy – and the way the album's set up, it's almost more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Verve/DRG, 1952. Very Good+ 3LPs
A really amazing set of recordings – vocal sessions done by Fred Astaire in the later season of his career – recorded in the studio with intimate backing by a Verve group that includes Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Charlie Shavers, and Flip Phillips! The material features lovely new ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Coast To Coast
Old Town, Early 60s. Very Good-
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Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good Gatefold
A mad bit of funk and jazz from Ben Sidran – much more tripped-out than his later work! Ben's got a great bunch of musicians on the album – with either Tony Williams or "funky drummer" Clyde Stubblefield on drums, and Phil Upchurch on bass, laying down a nice dark groove on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blue Rose
Columbia, 1956. Very Good
Fantastic stuff, and proof that Rosemary Clooney was always one heck of a great singer – with strengths in jazz that you didn't always hear in her pop work! As you'd guess from the cover, Duke Ellington's leading the group on the album – and most of the tracks here are older Ellington ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ella & Duke At The Cote D'Azur
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
A superstar performance from the Antibes jazz festival at Cote D'Azur – one that features Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington sharing the stage, in a concert that was also recorded for a film! Most numbers here feature the full Ellington orchestra backing Ella up – but a few other ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Exciting Joe Williams
RCA, 1965. Very Good
Great bold arrangements from Frank Hunter – perfect for the magnificent voice of Joe Williams! LP, Vinyl record album
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Early in the Morning
Argo, 1960. Very Good
An excellent early album by one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time! The session's a very hip affair – recorded with the Ramsey Lewis Trio backing her up on one side, and a group led by Frank Foster on another – both playing in a tight soul jazz mode that works perfectly for ... LP, Vinyl record album
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One O'Clock Jump
Verve, 1957. Very Good
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Julie London
Sunset, Late 50s. Near Mint-
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Verve, 1958. Very Good+
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Verve, 1955/1956. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
The third collection of Billie's Verve studio recordings, produced by Norman Granz. Billie's backing group includes performances by Benny Carter, Harry Edison, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Rowles, Paul Quiichette, and Wynton Kelly, and features the songs "Trav'lin Light", "April In ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Feeling Of Jazz
Bethlehem, 1971. Very Good
The earliest work we've ever seen from Azie Mortimer – a hip album of vocal jazz tracks that predates some of her later soul material! Azie's got a really great style – lean, expressive, and with these great elements that really take her past more conventional jazz vocals – still ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Long Ago & Far Away
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good
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Best Of Ella
Decca/MCA, Late 30s/1940s/Mid 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
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Gemini Changes
Reprise, 1967. Very Good
One of Morgana's moody LPs for Reprise, with Don Costa arrangements of cuts like "Sunny", "Watch What Happens", and "Amor En Paz". Very nice, very moody vocals, with a haunting feel that you don't always find in her other records! LP, Vinyl record album
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Son Of A Preacher Man
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good
A wonderfully groovy album from Nancy Wilson – filled with hip jazzy touches and lots of bouncy soul – in that sweet blend that was a perfect fit for the style of late 60s Capitol Records! Nancy really steps out from some of her more staid modes here – swinging a groove with some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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My Mother's Eyes
Muse, 1977. Very Good
Nothing fancy, but a nice back to basics session from Etta – recorded with backing by a small combo that includes husband Houston Person, and done in the laidback style that always seems to bring out the best in her singing. Other players include Idris Muhammad, Jimmy Ponder, and Sonny ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sings The Blues
RCA, 1967. Sealed
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rodgers & Hart Song Book
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
A classic vocal set from Ella – filled with standards from the Rodgers & Hart songbook – including "Isn't It Romantic", "My Romance", "Spring Is Here", "Thou Swell", "Bewitched", "Blue Moon", "A Ship Without A ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Verve, Late 50s. Very Good
A classic vocal set from Ella – filled with standards from the Rodgers & Hart songbook! LP, Vinyl record album
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Caught In The Act
GNP/Crescendo, 1959. Sealed
With backings from the Eddie Grady Quintet, plus percussion from Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo! LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, 1962. Very Good
Pure crooning genius from Vic Damone – with fresh arrangements from Capitol maestro Jack Marshall! Marshall's work in the studio was often playful – sometimes a bit too much so, as on his own instrumental albums – but here he brings out a real boldness in Damone's voice, a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ella At Duke's Place
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold
A beautiful classic from mid 60s Verve – and the kind of a session that we wouldn't have expected to come off so well! In a style they were using with older artists at the time, Verve brought Ella and Duke into the studio together – with Duke's band and compositions providing the ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 20, 2014


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