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Dinah ShoreHolding Hands At Midnight ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1955. Used ... $6.99
Lovely 50s work from Dinah Shore – just the kind of set that reminds us why she grabbed so much respect back in the day! The package has Dinah singing in a few different settings – some lush, some more stripped-down – and the cover lists no arranger for the tracks, so we're ... read more CD

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Dinah ShoreNashville Nightingale – Selected Sides 1939 to 1955 (4CD set) ... CD
JSP (UK), Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $16.99
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✨✧ Dinah ShoreSongs For Sometime Losers ... LP
Project 3, 1967. Sealed Gatefold ... $6.99
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Bobby ShortSing Me A Swing Song ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A nice one from Bobby Short – who's still pretty groovy at this point, and works with some compelling backings from Phil Moore! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Ben SidranDoctor Is In ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of Ben Sidran's biggest records from the 70s – a smooth combination of jazz, fusion, soul, and a bit of New Orleans groove! There's still a very unique feel to Sidran's music here – a sense of personality that really makes the whole thing sparkle – and which keeps the record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ben SidranFeel Your Groove ... LP
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A rare Capitol Records outing from Ben Sidran – and one of his best from the early years! The album's a quirky batch of tracks that also gets nice and funky at times – and some of the best cuts have a tightly snapping feel with plenty of breaks – so much so that the album's been ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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Ben SidranLive At Montreux ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Tightly funky work from Ben Sidran – arguably one of his best albums for Arista, thanks to a strong lineup of players, and the open-ended relaxed setting of Montreux! The tracks here are a bit longer than some of Ben's studio sides for the label at the time – and almost hearken back to ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneAmazing Nina Simone ... LP
Colpix, 1959. Very Good- ... $9.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label deep groove pressing.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nina SimoneCompact Jazz ... CD
Mercury, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneEmergency Ward! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A great little album cut by Nina Simone during the time she was working with Weldon Irvine – a live album that really has the lady stretching out, and showing off all the cool, complicated grooves she brought to a concert setting! Weldon did the arrangements, and they've got a very righteous ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneFinest Hour ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
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Nina SimoneFolksy Nina ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99
Nina's folsky, but she's also jazzy too – and the album's from a key time in which she was finding a very special way to bring the two modes together! Simone could have been a straight jazz singer if she wanted – but as records like this always remind us, she was always striving for ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar ... read more CD
Also available Here Comes The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Here Comes The Sun ... CD 13.99

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Nina SimoneIn Paris 1968 ... CD
Studio Songs (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $15.99
A stunner of a set from the lengedary Nina Simone – a really special live recording done in Paris in the late 60s – at a time when Nina was working at the height of her powers, and had a young Weldon Irvine in her group as music director! Weldon plays piano, keyboards, and Hammond on ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneNina Simone At Town Hall ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $14.99
An important early live show for Nina – a move to the classy Town Hall crowd, filled with left-leaning listeners who were the perfect audience to get the unique bag she was working on at the time – heard in very appreciative tones throughout the set! The performance is a great one ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Nina SimonePhilips Years (In Concert/Broadway Blues Ballads/I Put A Spell On You/Pastel Blues/Let It All Out/Wild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul) (7LP set) ... LP
Philips/Verve, Late 60s. New Copy 7LP ... $153.99 174.98
A massive document of some of the most important years in the career of Nina Simone – her mid 60s recordings for Philips Records, done at a time when she was really breaking out into a new style! The Philips sides perfectly capture all of the turbulent energy of the times – as Nina, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneSings The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 25.98
Nina's not just singing the blues here – she's completely reinventing the sound of the format – by drawing on a long tradition of vocal expression, and infusing it with the hipper, more personally exploratory mode she forged in the 60s! The album's got a subtle brilliance that means ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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