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


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Cotton Club Revue 1958
Gone/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy
A really unusual later album from Cab Calloway – a set recorded for the mostly R&B label Gone, and done in a style that update the Calloway sound from previous years at the Cotton Club! The overall presentation is strongly jazz-based – with arrangements by Eddie Barefield, who also ... CD
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Live From Concord To London
Concord (Japan), 1978. New Copy
70s live material from singer Ernestine Anderson – half from the Concord Jazz Festival, half from a London performance at Ronnie Scott's – hence the title! The first half has this swinging jazz festival vibe – Ernestine really reaching out to win over the crowd with her charms, ... CD
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Songs My Mother Loves
Blujazz, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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One By One
Concord, 1985. Near Mint-
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Sammy Davis Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays
Warner/Collectors Choice, 1966. Used
The closest thing Sammy D ever came to cutting a bossa album – and a lovely batch of fragile tunes that feature no other instrumentation save for the guitar of Laurindo Almeida. Almeida plays acoustic guitar on the album, in a gentle style that supports Sam's rich voice as it works through a ... CD
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Newest Sound Around
RCA (France), 1961. Used
An eerie album of modern jazz vocals – featuring the haunting voice of Jeanne Lee with the dark piano of Ran Blake. Most tracks feature only the two of them in duet – but a few feature Lee solo, and a few others have George Duvivier backing the pair up on bass. We like this stuff a ... CD
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3 Great Girls – All New Recordings
RCA, 1963. Near Mint-
Fresh work by three of RCA's grooviest singers of the early 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
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Keep You Satisfied
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint-
A great later set from Nancy Wilson – recorded in Japan with arrangements by pianist Masahiko Satoh, but in a warmly glowing mode that's right in step with Nancy's maturing vocal style! The sound is often mellow, but grooves from time to time with a jazzy flourish – kind of an even ... LP, Vinyl record album
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You Go To My Head
VGM, 1959. Near Mint-
Obscure recordings that pair tenorist Bob Graf with vocalist Bev Kelly – recorded live in St Louis at the end of the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
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Experience In White
Atlantic, 1982. Near Mint-
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Hero & The Lover
Cafe Pacific, 2013. Used
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Okeh, 2012. Used
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Best Of Venus Vol 1
Ooroo, 2013. Used
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Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy
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One of the darkest vocal jazz albums of the 50s – packaged with a great title and cover image that features a lone lit window in a New York skyscraper! Helen's got some incredible backing on the record – a small combo that includes Charlie Mariano on alto sax, Don Fagerquist on trumpet ... CD
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Afro Blue (Japanese pressing)
Trio/TDK (Japan), 1974. Used
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's ... CD
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Jazz Country
Anzic, 2013. Used
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Verve (Japan), 1952/1954. Used
A self-titled set from Billie Holiday, and a seminal one as well – a wonderful early 10" album recorded during the early days of Verve – with a killer combo lineup that includes Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Flip Phillips on tenor, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Oscar Peterson on piano! ... CD
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Just In Time
Concord, 1993. Used
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Way They Make Me Feel
Resonance, 2009. Used
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Cognito, 2014. Used
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Lea In Love
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1957. Used
A really dark little album of vocal jazz from 50s singer Barbara Lea – recorded here with small combo backing, and a strange sound that's a fair bit different than most other efforts of this type from the time! At one level, there's definitely a leaner 50s vocal jazz approach going on – ... CD
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Business Is Bad
Xtra/Watt/ECM (Germany), 2014. Used
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Body Remembers
Bean Bag, 1997. Used
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Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used 2CD
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Barbara Lea
Prestige (Japan), 1956/1957. Used
One of the few 50s albums ever cut from singer Barbara Lea – a great vocalist who seemed to get a bit more of a chance in the studio much later in her life! This session's got a slightly unusual feel – in that it's not really torchy, but also not as outrightly swinging either – ... CD
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Baltimore
CTI, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A real standout 70s set from Nina Simone – a one-off date for CTI Records, done with a sound that's different than her earlier work for RCA, Philips, and Colpix! The groove here is often as soul-based as it is vocal jazz – thanks to arrangements from David Matthews, who brings a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Classic Duets
Capitol, Late 50s. Used
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Soulful Days
Zoho, 2014. Used
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Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+
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Yonder Tree
Verve, 1995. Used
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Verve, 1992. Used
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Swingin's Mutual (with bonus tracks)
Capitol, Mid 60s. Used
An album of mixed vocal and instrumental cuts, some with Nancy in the lead, backed by Shearing's combo, others with Shearing's group alone. The vocal tracks are quite nice jazz ones – and include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Born To Be Blue", "All Night Long", ... CD
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Skye, 1968. Very Good-
A landmark record – not only in the career of Grady Tate, but in the realm of adult vocals as well! Grady's incredible here – cool, classy, and amazingly stepping from the role of being a simple jazz drummer, into a world of sophisticated vocals that really caught the world by surprise. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Eliane Sings Jobim
Blue Note, 1998. Used
Eliane Elias really shows off her vocal skills here – singing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim at a level that really recalls some of the best breathy singers of the 60s – a mode that was especially rare at the time this set was recorded! Eliane definitely references Astrud Gilberto a ... CD
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Mercury/Wing, 1960s. Very Good+
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Columbia, 1940s/Early 50s. Used
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Single Woman
Elektra, 1993. Used
A great later set from Nina Simone – quite sensitive at times, and with a different feel than some of her 70s work – but one that's still pure Simone all the way through! There's a return-to-classic feel going here – the sort of album that Jimmy Scott and others were making in ... CD
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Reprise, 1962. Used
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Ultimate Tony Bennett
Columbia, 1950s/Early 60s/Late 80s/1990s. Used
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Dinah Jams
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good+
One of the best jazz-based sessions recorded by Dinah Washington in the 50s – appropriately titled Dinah Jams, which is a pretty good reference to the feeling of the set! The sessions were recorded in a relatively relaxed, intimate feel – not necessarily as unbridled as a true jam ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Bossa Nova Stories
Blue Note, 2009. Used
Beautiful bossa from Eliane Elias – and a great reminder of how much we love her work in this style! The set's recorded with a warmly lyrical feel – core backing by a small combo with Oscar Castro Neves on guitar, amidst fuller strings arranged by Rob Mathes – never too lush, and ... CD
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Wildest!
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good-
One of Louie's greatest albums ever – a hard-swingin batch of vocal group tunes, with all the sound that made him famous! The album was cut at the height of Louie's career back in the 50s – with vocals by Keely Smith on 2 tracks, and backing by the tight combo of Sam Butera and The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Live In Paris
Impulse, 1986. Very Good+
One of Dee Dee Bridgewater's greatest jazz albums, and a very important record in her career – as it marked a shift back to straight jazz vocals, after years of working in a more R&B inflected mode. The album's recorded in Paris, where Dee Dee's spent an awful lot of time over the years, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Solitude
Verve, 1952. Very Good+
Classic Billie Holiday for Verve – sad, blue-tinged, and recorded with great small combo backing – in a mode that really updates the sound of her initial recordings while still keeping the best elements intact! Players include Oscar Peterson, Alvin Stoller, Barney Kessell, and Ray ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Lovin Mood
RCA, 1968. Sealed
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Our Song
Kapp, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
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Trilogy
Reprise, 1980. Very Good+ 3LPs
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Welcome To My Love
PAJ, Early 80s. Very Good+
Early work from Dianne – handled with a lot more laidback production than on later albums, a sweetly soulful approach with some nice California touches! Billy Childs gives Dianne some great backing on piano and keyboards – and other players include Harvey Mason, Billy Carroll, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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At My Best
ASI, 1981. Near Mint-
Produced by David Axelrod! LP, Vinyl record album
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Classic
Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 29, 2014


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