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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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Dida Plays & Sings
Red (Italy), 2011. New Copy
A sweet little set from Dida – a singer who also plays a mighty nice jazz guitar – a cool combination, especially for a female artist – stepping out wonderfully here in a well-recorded set! Trumpeter Roy Hargrove guests on a few tracks, and Fabio Morgera joins on a few more ... CD
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One By One
Concord, 1985. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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Don't Let Go
MCA/Blue Thumb (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Tight funky jazz from vocalist Ben Sidran – still very much in his best early mode, and playing with a really raw sound overall! Ben's vocals are in that down-home Mose Allison mode, but the real charm is the music – which features funky drums by Clyde Stubblefield, the man responsible ... CD
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Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Amazing Nina Simone
Colpix, 1959. Very Good
Amazing is right – as the album features Nina caught at a great early point in her career, delivering a mix of ballads and folkish tunes – all with the kind of emotion that has kept us listening to her over the years. The approach is simple, but legendary, and filled with righteous ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Love Story
Columbia, Early 70s. Very Good+
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Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+
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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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Mercury/Wing, 1960s. Very Good+
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Nancy – Naturally
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good
Nancy grooves nicely in this set of 12 tracks with arrangements by Billy May – and the kind of swinging mix of soul and jazz that graced her best Capitol work of the late 60s. Titles include "Watch What Happens", "Smack Dab In The Middle", "I Wish I Didn't Love You ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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Reprise, 1963. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
Insanely wonderful stuff! Live, Sammy D was the most entertaining of all the rat pack – as you'll hear on this excellent concert from 1963 – one of the few recordings that really captures Sammy's genius in all aspects of his talents! The album's got some great straight jazz vocal ... LP, Vinyl record album
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At Basin Street East
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good
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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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Lovin Mood
RCA, 1968. Sealed
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Our Song
Kapp, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
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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-
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Best of Sarah Vaughan
Pablo, 1983. Near Mint-
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Send In The Clowns – Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie Orchestra
Pablo, 1981. Near Mint-
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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Solid State, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold
Great late work from Joe – one of the few fine albums he cut with backing by the orchestra of Thad Jones – somewhere between his most swinging work with Basie, and the groovier sound of later years. The tunes are short, jazzy, and feature Joe hitting some wonderful strides – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Love
Muse, 1982. Near Mint-
Jon's going back to the Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross format here – working with a group of singers known as Company (featuring family members Michele and Judith Hendricks), running through vocalese versions of jazz tunes with the same solo line trading style used by LHR in the 50s and 60s. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Yvonne De Carlo Sings
Masterseal, Late 50s. Near Mint-
Pre-Munsters work from Yvonne DeCarlo – with backings by John Towner! LP, Vinyl record album
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Streetnoise
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
Some great funky grooves by this legendary British ensemble – featuring excellent keyboard work by Brian Auger, recorded during the period when he was really beginning to stretch out a bit, and hit a much more open-ended kind of sound. Julie Driscoll is still on vocals, singing in her raw ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Lady
Zeus, Early 80s. Very Good-
Titles include "The Lady", "Beep Bop", "It's Bad", and "I Thought". LP, Vinyl record album
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El Senor Bing
MGM, Late 50s. Near Mint-
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Song For You
Xanadu, 1977. Very Good+
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I Want A Country Man
Groove Merchant, 1973. Near Mint-
Very hip work from Dakota Staton – one of her great early 70s albums for the Groove Merchant label! Backings here are by the band of Manny Albam – in a mode that's jazzy, but inflected with plenty of soul – and which has the same sort of rhythmic pulse that you'd find in Lou ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Never Make Your Move Too Soon
Concord, 1980. Very Good+
A key moment in the career of vocalist Ernestine Anderson – a record that not only returned her to the public eye after a flurry of initial sides in the late 50s and early 60s, but which also finally helped Anderson find a sound that worked! The album's done with backing by the Monty ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Live At The Blue Whale
Dash Hoffman, 2013. Used
No description available. CD
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Classic Duets
Capitol, Late 50s. Used
No description available. CD
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Soulful Days
Zoho, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Yonder Tree
Verve, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Verve, 1992. Used
No description available. CD
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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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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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Columbia, 1940s/Early 50s. Used
No description available. CD
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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
No description available. CD
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Anyone Would Love You
Muse, 1986. Used
A nicely old school set of vocal work from Jonathan Schwartz – quite traditional, especially given the time of the recording – done in a way that makes you feel like you're catching Schwartz working the backroom at some New York club in the wee small hours of the morning! Piano ... CD
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Terres De Blues
Blue Marge (France), 2011. Used
Great work from the trio of singer Francoise-Franca Cuomo – a singer with a great blend of experimental modes and European inflections – easily one of the freshest jazz vocalists we've heard in years! The instrumentation here is very spare – just bass and piano – both ... CD
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Ultimate Tony Bennett
Columbia, 1950s/Early 60s/Late 80s/1990s. Used
No description available. CD
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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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Point Of No Return
Capitol, 1961. Used
Sinatra's final album for Capitol – a contemplative set of tracks that reunites him with arranger Alex Stordahl, a frequent partner during the Columbia years, and an artist who's matured as much as Frank by this point, making a perfect fit for the sadder tone of the material. Tracks are in ... CD
 
Updated September 01, 2014


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