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


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Traveling Miles
Blue Note, 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Cassandra Wilson's tribute to Miles Davis – a pretty brave and ambitious move, writing lyrics to classic Miles compositions – and a winning one! Wilson produced the record, too, and her genuine love of the material makes it worth – as does her fairly earthy, timeless production. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips (Japan), 1971. Used
No doubt about it – these guys are groovy! Groovy like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – with a sweet male/female harmony vocal style, applied here to a mixture of bossa nova tunes and 60s pop numbers, recorded in Mexico by this Swedish combo, with a sound that would make A&M weep! ... CD
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Dayspring, 1987. Near Mint-
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EMI (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used
20 very groovy tunes – all of them cheesy vocal numbers from the days when a singer was a singer! The set does a great job of dipping into the full range of EMI labels – Capitol, Liberty, and other imprints now held together by the nexus of international corporate holdings – ... CD
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El Fabuloso
Easy Beat (Italy), 1970. Used
Incredibly groovy work from the great Aldemaro Romero – a breezy blend of bossa rhythms, scatting harmony vocals, and wild 60s soundtrack-type touches! The feel is unlike anything else we've ever heard before – save on Aldemaro's other great albums – the the album skips along ... CD
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La Onda Maxima
Easy Beat (Italy), 1970. Used
A bit of bossa, a bit of soundtrack, a bit of jazz, a bit of Latin, and a bit of magic – all gliding together effortlessly in the hands of Aldemaro Romero, the unsung hero of the South American easy scene of the 60s! The fabulous album is a wonderful blend of many styles – all coming ... CD
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I'd Rather Be In New Orleans
Flying Neutrinos, 1994. Used
No description available. CD
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El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
A wonderful blend of jazz and poetry – sometimes sung, sometimes spoken – and served up in a set of very hip UK albums from the early 60s! First up is Loguerhythms/Songs From The Establishment – a solo set by singer Annie Ross, done after she left the company of Jon Hendricks and ... CD
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In The Wee Small Hours
Capitol, 1955. Near Mint-
One of the greatest vocal albums of all time! Sinatra's never sounded better than on this album – one of the first truly cohesive albums of torch and ballad songs ever recorded – done by Frank at a time when his heart was really breaking, and sung with a depth you'd hardly ever find in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Free In America
Arista, 1976. Very Good
A bit smoother than Ben's earlier albums – but a great little set all the way through – and about as classic as you can get for Sidran in the 70s! The album's got a bit more soul in the mix, but still has some jazzy elements in the backings – and where things were sometimes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Flying Dutchman, 1973. Very Good Gatefold
A tasty compilation of Leon Thomas' work for the Flying Dutchman label – work that's clearly his best over the years, and which retains the original style of spiritual soul jazz that he pioneered with Pharoah Sanders. The groove here runs from open-ended soul jazz to some tighter numbers ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Golden Hits Vol 2
Mercury, 1950s/Early 60s. Sealed
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Ring Around Rosie
Columbia, 1955. Very Good
Very groovy stuff! 12 jazzy duets between Rosemary Clooney and 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 some great vocal harmony numbers like ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Atlantic/Rhino, Late 70s/1980s. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Has Been
Shout Factory, 2004. Used
No description available. CD
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25
Columbia, 1992. Used
No description available. CD
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Sinatra At The Sands
Reprise, 1966. Used
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A ... CD
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Meant To Be
Narada, 2002. Used
No description available. CD
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Bethlehem, 1957. Used
A classic set of early jazz recordings by Nina Simone – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting ... CD
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5 Trombones & 5 Trumpets
Capitol/Collectors Choice, Late 50s. Used
Nice one! We've always loved the swinging vocal harmonies of the Four Freshmen, but their best records have never been issued before on CD. Now, though, Collector's Choice have put out two of their best on one CD, and the set's got a whopping 24 cuts of groovy groovy harmony sounds that have ... CD
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Modern/Ace (UK), Late 40s. New Copy
A wonderful compilation the late 40s Modern recordings of piano player, singer and all around musical pioneer Hadda Brooks – with all the tracks from the original Queen Of The Boogie 78s package – and 18 additional tracks from the period! Hadda is a lovely singer, and the set has a ... CD
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Come Back To Me Love
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy
Lovely late work from Freda Payne! Come Back To Me Love is a bit of a throwback to her jazzier 60s years – 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 remains ... CD
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Philips, 1968. Very Good+
5 years after this groovy French combo recorded their groundbreaking Jazz Sebastian Bach album, they went back to the maestro for a new set of compositions – all done in that amazing "wah-wah/woo-woo" vocal sound that the group virtually pioneered! The core of this stuff is jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album
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ABC, Mid 50s. Very Good
Jackie & Roy at the height of their ABC powers – really stepping out strongly here with a bold jazz vocal approach that nobody else can touch! Both Roy Kral and Jackie Cain get a few moments of their own in the spotlight, especially Jackie, who steps out on a number of the tracks – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cara Napoli
Ri Fi (Italy), 1976. Very Good Gatefold
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Liquid Spirit
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy
Gregory Porter arrives on Blue Note Records – and the result is Porter's most fully-formed set so far – just the kind of album that will push him firmly into the limelight – a place that we've felt he's deserved for quite a few years! Porter's a hell of a singer, and a hell of a ... CD
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Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold
Great trio backing – from a group with Norman Simmons on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Stu Martin on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, 1963. Very Good
A really unique little record from Jackie & Roy – one that has them singing a super-fresh batch of tunes from budding songwriters Andre and Dory (nee Langdon) Previn! The tunes are all really great – the kind of playful material that seems to bring out the best in Jackie & Roy, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Original Recordings
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good
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Hip Parade
Capitol, 1960. Very Good
A real turning point in the career of singer Mark Murphy – a great session for Capitol from 1960, done with creative arrangements from Bill Holman, and a sound that opens up strongly from Murphy's Decca years! In a way, the record is one of the first times that Murphy really got to do what ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Duet
Columbia, 1962. Very Good
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Verve, 1956. Very Good- Gatefold
A very unusual concert from Billie Holiday – one that features narration by Gilbert Millstein, telling the story of Billie's life! The format is quite unusual – almost a live documentary, with the subject of the documentary there in person herself! Millstein narrates from the start, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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June Fair & Warmer
Capitol, 1957. Very Good
Always brilliant work from the great June Christy – an album that's got a lot more darkness than you might think from the title and the bright-colored cover! The style is very booze-soaked and sad – with plenty of echoes of the classic Something Cool album – and like that set, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, Early 40s. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Della Reese Live
ABC, 1966. Very Good
One of Della Reese's greatest records – and a unique little session cut "live in the studio" before a very appreciative crowd! Bobby Bryant wrote out some very hip charts for the session, and they're made even better by organ work by Bill Doggett and piano lines by Gerald Wiggins ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Take Love Easy
Pablo, 1973. Near Mint-
One of the great Pablo Records efforts to revisit the jazz sound of the 50s – but in fresh new ways allowed by the freer recording modes of the 70s! The album features Ella Fitgerald and Joe Pass, plus nobody else – just voice and guitar coming together in quiet, introspective ways ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Music For Torching
Verve, 1955. Near Mint-
About as classic as you can get for Billie Holiday on Verve – a wonderfully intimate small group session, recorded with top-shelf players and a smokey torchy mood! Billie's in her later years by the time of the set, but somehow singing with even more emotion and life – working with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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V-8 Ford Blues
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Wonderful early work from Mose Allison – one of his few albums for Columbia, all of which seem to be a cut above the usual! Titles include "Baby Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Back On The Corner", "Mad With You", "Life Is Suicide", "I ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Live At Butler University
Creative World, 1986. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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Ella & Louis
Verve, Late 50s. Used
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 ... CD
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Love
Reprise, 1961. Used
A really unusual album from Rosemary Clooney – recorded with lush backings from Nelson Riddle, in a style that gets past the lighter mode of earlier years! Clooney really opens up in Riddle's company – and hits a mature, adult mode that almost points the way towards directions Morgana ... CD
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Carmen Sings Monk
Novus/RCA, 1988. Used
Incredible work from Carmen – one of her last great albums! The set was recorded in 1988 – but it's got an "instant classic" feel that makes it one of the best vocal jazz albums of its generation. Carmen's working with a small group that includes Charlie Rouse, Larry Willis, ... CD
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Omni Tone, 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Halcyonic, 2013. Used
No description available. CD
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Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used
21 tracks in all! CD
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Atco/Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
A great chapter in the career of British pop singer Lulu – one that had her growing up a lot from earlier years, and working in American with some very hip backings! This 2CD package brings together the albums New Routes and Melody Fair, plus a full set of bonus tracks as well! New Routes ... CD
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Fantasy, 1986/1988. New Copy
CD...$5.99 14.98
It's late in the career of Jackie & Roy, but the pair haven't faltered a bit – working here on two different mid 80s albums that are both surprisingly great! Bogie is a live set from 1986 – a dozen songs dedicated to Humphrey Bogart, either from his films, or written in honor of ... CD
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This Mother's Daughter
Capitol (Japan), 1976. New Copy
One of Nancy Wilson's hippest albums from the 70s – a great record of smooth mellow tracks produced by Eugene McDaniels, handled with some nice jazzy flourishes, and a warm soulful sound that brings out the best in Nancy's vocals! If you've dug her vocals on the Life, Love, & Harmony ... CD
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Fontana (Japan), 1970. New Copy
An amazing record – one that we'd never part with! The session is one of Blossom Dearie's greatest records ever – a sublime set of tunes recorded in London, at the end of the 60s, with larger arrangements than usual, and a feel that's almost psychedelic. Backings were arranged and ... CD
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Reprise/Legacy, 1964. New Copy
Easy to dream with Dean Martin with the record's this mellow – a great late night session that really shows Dino sparkling on a set of laidback ballads and love tunes! The style's a great reminder that Martin could be as good of a ballad singer as he was an upbeat jokester and hipster – ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated July 29, 2014


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