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


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Come Back To Me Love
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy
Lovely late work from the beautiful Freda Payne! Come Back To Me Love is a bit of a throwback to her jazzier 60s work – with a mix of larger scale swing oriented tunes, and more intimate strings and piano backed ballads. It's a welcome move! The album is a win on all fronts. Her voice ... CD
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Anita Sings The Most
Verve, 1957. Fair
Anita sings it swinging and simple – working with a smallish combo to back her up, and vocalizing in a relatively uncluttered style that's in keeping with her best mode at Verve! The tunes are mostly standards, sung in a way that bridges swing and later styles of jazz vocalization – no ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, 1940s. Used
No description available. CD
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Capitol, 1959/1960. Used
No description available. CD
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Old Boyfriends
Linn, 1994. Used
No description available. CD
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Columbia/Collectables, 1955/1957. Used
Very groovy stuff – at least on the first album! Ring Around Rosie features 12 jazzy duets with The Hi-Lo's, one of the most magnificent male vocal groups of the 50s. If you dig the Hi-Lo's as much as we do, you'll find the album to be a key addition to their catalog – as it features ... CD
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Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
The sexy sound of Soho at the start of the 60s – served up here in a host of mostly British singles that have been lost for years! The selection is one of the grooviest in this line of cool compilations from St Etienne – filled with obscure vocal and instrumental tunes that mix ... CD
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High Note, 2014. New Copy
Dena DeRose serves up a tribute to the great Shirley Horn – and works here with the kind of hip jazzy combo that Horn definitely would have loved! Like Horn, DeRose both sings and plays piano – plus a bit of Hammond on a few tracks too – and in addition to core trio ... CD
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One More Time!
ABC, 1966. Good+
One of Della's grooviest records, and a great little live set – recorded at the Playboy Club in Hollywood, with backing by the soulful Bobby Bryant Quintet. The group features some nice tenor work by a young Hadley Caliman, and groovy organ by Henry Caine – all of which sets Della's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Deep Roots
Argo, 1962. Good+
One of the greatest records ever recorded by vocalist Lorez Alexandria – and a perfect summation of her rich talents as a singer! Backing is by a small Chicago trio that includes John Young on piano, Vernel Fournier on drums, and George Eskridge on bass – but the arrangements of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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I Put A Spell On You
Philips, 1964. Very Good-
Captivating work by Nina – working here in that unique crossover style she was using in the mid 60s – a blend of jazz and soul arrangements that were perfect for her intimate folksy style. The album's one of her first few for Philips, and it really has her opening things up a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
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I Lead A Life
Blue Thumb, 1972. Good+ Gatefold
Wonderful early work from Ben Sidran! The album's got a hip jazzy vocal style – similar to some of the best late 60s work by Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg, but also with New Orleans touches – as in the work of Mose Allison or Dr John! Sidran brings in a smoother, groovier feel than ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, 1953. Good
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hottest New Group In Jazz
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Whippet, Late 50s. Very Good-
Obscure swinging male/femal vocal group that both plays and sings, in the style of the Pat Moran group or other jazz vocal groups from the time. As far as we know, this is their only LP, and it's a hip batch of tracks like "Julie Is Her Name", "Bernies Tune", "Free ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Bobby McFerrin
Elektra, 1982. Very Good+
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Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
The performance has Tony singing with both the trio of Ralph Sharon, and a larger orchestra – making for a good blend of the styles he'd been working on his early albums for Columbia! LP, Vinyl record album
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Send In The Clowns – Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie Orchestra
Pablo, 1981. Very Good-
Sarah Vaughan is working here with the Count Basie orchestra – but in a way that's still relatively relaxed, and very much in keeping with her best modes of the Pablo years! There's less of the Basie bombast than you might expect on the record – and the group, arranged and conducted by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Voice
Columbia, 1940s. Very Good+
A classic LP collection of Frank's 40s work for Columbia! Titles include "Lover", "She's Funny That Way", "I Don't Know Why", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
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Voice
Elektra, 1984. Near Mint-
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Capitol, 1959. Very Good-
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Mercer Sings Mercer
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint-
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Feeling Good
Liberty, 1965. Very Good+
Near-lost work from Julie London – a later album for Liberty, the kind of record that should have become a classic – had she not recorded so much at the time that they got buried in the rush of all her releases! Julie's working in a nice upbeat, swinging style – with some great ... LP, Vinyl record album
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1100 Bel Air Place
Columbia, 1984. Very Good+
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RCA, 1957. Very Good+
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American Eyes
PAJ, 1985. Near Mint-
A breezy set of west coast vocal work – recorded by a jazz harmony group that features three gal singers plus a guy – all coming together in a style that's similar to some of the work coming out of the San Francisco scene at the time. The style of the album's got some 80s touches ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Wild Is The Wind
Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint-
A landmark album from Nina – one that broke down countless barriers with the classic tune "Four Women" – a righteous portrait of 4 different women and their struggles, unique for its time, and a key part of the early Women's Liberation movement! The rest of the album has a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Love On The Rocks
Liberty, 1963. Near Mint-
A record that has Julie London already hitting that great "Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast" mode of later years – the adult, informed approach that showed that the teasing nude of the 50s had turned into a pleasing woman of the 60s – capable of frank presentation of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pablo, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold
A great little date – one that's presented here with a really classic sense of jazz vocal recording, but oddly the kind of record that Sarah Vaughn hardly ever got to make back in the 50s! The setting is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that includes Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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May I Come In?
Capitol, 1964. Used
A great album from Blossom Dearie – done with a soaring jazzy groove that makes it one of her best! Blossom's working here with Capitol arranger Jack Marshall – and he gives the album a much more upfront approach than some of Blossom's sparer sides for Verve – a groove, a bounce, ... CD
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Timeless (Holland), Late 30s. Used
No description available. CD
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Vee Jay/Koch, Early 60s. Used
18 tracks in all! CD
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Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Wham Of Sam
Reprise, Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Clef, Early 50s. Very Good
Verve madness from the legendary Slim Gaillard – one of his best records ever, recorded in a style that brings even more focus to the modes he first put forth in the early 40s! As with his older records, the style here is often quite whimsical – vocal jazz, but done with lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sings Sweet And Sultry
Masterseal, 1957. Very Good
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Omni Tone, 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Collage
Tea, 2013. Used
No description available. CD
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Phoenix (Spain), 1957/1958/1959. Used
Icy brilliance from a young Helen Merrill – The Nearness Of You – a record that's easily the Mercury equivalent of June Christy's classic work on Capitol or Chris Connor's classics for Bethlehem! Helen's working here with small combo backings on all tracks – carved out with ... CD
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Sony, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 5CD
No description available. CD
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Swingers
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good
A rare one from The Four Freshmen – an album that never turns up on vinyl, and is some of their best work of the 60s! The group is working in a tight jazzy mode – layering their harmonies with arrangements that are a bit more sophisticated than some of their earlier pop, but which also ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Atco/Rhino, 1968. Used
A landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production ... CD
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Man & A Woman
RCA, 1970. Sealed
One of the grooviest albums ever from the team of Steve & Eydie – a set that draws a fair bit of influence from bossa and 60s soundtracks – with arrangements by Don Costa, Marty Manning, and Joe Mele! Includes great versions of "A Man & A Woman", "Watch What ... LP, Vinyl record album
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The Way I Feel
Dot, Late 60s. Sealed
Groovy groovy stuff from Mr. Spock! This album features some surprisingly great covers of 60s material – like "Sunny", "Where It's At", and "Both Sides Now". But the real highlights are the originals by Nimoy – one dark and spooky, one surprisingly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dancing Voices Go Latin
MGM, 1963. Sealed
The Dancing Voices go Latin – but in ways that are often much more bossa-inflected than the usual New York groove! The maestro here is Marty Manning, who takes a mixed male/female chorus of singers, and turns them into a zippy, swinging sound – thanks to the use of 21 microphones in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Julie Driscoll 1969
Polydor (UK), 1971. Very Good
Julie's come a long way from her years with Brian Auger here – stepping out in a freer sound that marks the shift in the British scene from beat group grooving to jazz-rock jamming. The session features a host of likely suspects – including Keith Tippett, Elton Dean, Brian Godding, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
Two later album's from Allison's stay at Prestige, Ramblin' With Mose and Autumn Song – before he moved over to Atlantic to go on to greater success – collected in one package. Unlike his later, more well-known sets, this is mostly instrumental, but there are a couple of nice vocal ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Source
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good
A unique moment from the legendary Jimmy Scott – a one-off album cut for Atlantic Records – recorded after his initial 50s fame, and decades before he'd finally get his due, much later in his life! The album's got a style that's a bit more mature than Scott's initial sides – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1967. Sealed
A surprising bit of genius from Vic Damone – an album done in a mature, adult, easy-going style that we really love! The set's got echoes of 60s Sinatra and Tony Bennett – but also shares a lot with the newer sophistication that was being crafted by some of the hipper female singers of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Strings Attached
Motema, 2013. Used
No description available. CD
 
Updated July 23, 2014


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