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XClassic sounds on 45rpm 7 inch singles -- Northern soul, deep soul, funk, breaks, rare groove, sample tracks, modern soul, and jazz!

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George & Ira Gershwin/Fred Astaire/Audrey HepburnFunny Face EP – Bonjour, Paris (voc, inst reprise)/Basal Metabolism ... 7-inch
Verve, 1959. Very Good (pic cover)... $9.99
One of the strangest moments of success in the early years of Verve Records – and one of the label's few soundtracks too! The album's one that cleverly combines the core Verve jazz approach with some larger orchestrations by Adolph Deutsche – in a set of tunes based around the compositions of George and Ira Gershwin, used in a new catalog musical that starred Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Kay Thompson! The link to the music of the Gershwins is right up there with the important Songbook projects Verve was doing at the time – and of course, Fred Astaire recorded some great material for the label in the 50s too – reminding the world that he could be a pretty great singer when he wanted, even away from film. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Arthur PrysockNo Sun Today/Mamam ... 7-inch
Verve, 1968. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Howard TateNight Owl/Every Day I Have The Blues ... 7-inch
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
"Night Owl" is a nice little groover from Howard – socking soul power up front, vocals that soar to the top of the sky, and tight backings that have a bit of funk in them! "Every Day I Have The Blues" is done a lot better than it sounds – strident, soulful, with some nice bass at the bottom that makes the cut more soul and funky than its regular blues interpretation! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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✨✧ Astrud GilbertoShadow Of Your Smile/O Ganso ... 7-inch
Verve, 1965. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Astrud's reading of this tune may well be one of the best we've ever heard! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in the pic sleeve!)
 
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Johnny HodgesLawrence Welk & Johnny Hodges ... 7-inch
Dot, Late 60s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
An unusual meeting, but a great one too – as the alto sax of Johnny Hodges sounds surprisingly wonderful in the company of Lawrence Welk! Although lush, Welk's music here is far from the kitschy stuff of his TV show – much more jazz-based overall, and based around arrangements by Marty Paich, Sid Feller, Russ Garcia, Benny Carter, and others! Hodges horn is hardly cowed by the company, and really hits some of its best soulful notes right away – and in fact, given that Johnny didn't always record in such "with strings" settings in the 60s, the album's almost a great throwback to his 50s work at Verve. Titles include "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Blue Velvet", "I Can't Get Started", "When My Baby Smiles At Me", "Sophisticated Lady", and "I'm Beginning To See The Light". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips and mini LP images!)

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Sadao WatanabeFelicidade EP ... 7-inch
Takt (Japan), 1966. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $24.99
Beautiful bossa nova from 60s Japan – groundbreaking work from the young Sadao Watanabe! Like one of his obvious influences, Stan Getz, Watanabe had a great role in bringing the bossa nova out of Brazil – taking a music that had already been introduced to Japan a few years before, and giving it even wider exposure with his wonderfully soulful, jazz-based approach. And although there were earlier Japanese bossa albums, this one stands out as one of the true classics – the Getz/Gilberto set of 60s Japan, although without the vocals of that Verve date. Sadao plays both flute and alto sax, and backing is from a small combo that mixes in Brazilian-styled guitar and percussion next to the bass and drums. Watanabe's reeds have a raspy, off-kilter quality that's almost more human than most Brazilian jazz efforts of the time – and titles include "Felicidade", "Reza", "Cupid's Song" and "Song Of The Jet". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Top 4 Series. Sleeve has some discoloration from age.)
 
 
 



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