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Singers we love -- from vintage torch to vocalese, scat, jazz poetry, standards, and more!


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Sara McKenzieWe Could Be Lovers ... CD
Impulse (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
A great old school jazz vocal set from Sarah McKenzie – a singer who not only knows how to swing, but can also write her own songs and arrangements too! Sarah's a surprisingly well-rounded talent – not one of these pretty singers trying to just reach for torch cliches – and ... read more CD

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Helen MerrillHelen Merrill In Tokyo/Helen Merrill Sings Folk ... CD
King (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
2 very obscure sessions from vocalist Helen Merrill – both recorded in Tokyo during the early 60s! The first half of the CD is from the album Helen Merrill In Tokyo – a wonderful small combo set arranged by drummer Takeshi Inomata, played by a combo that includes alto, baritone, and ... read more CD

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Frank MinionSoft Land Of Make Believe ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1959/1960. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest jazz vocal albums you'll ever find! Frank Minion sings this suite of tracks billed as an "Introduction To Black Opium Street", and he puts the music together with little recitations in between the tracks, so that the whole thing sounds like one of the great Langston ... read more CD

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy – Live In Athens Greece ... CD
Harbinger, 2008. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A late live recording from the legendary Mark Murphy – and a great one, too – as the vocalist works here at the height of his powers, in a small club setting that really has the singer taking off! Murphy's been making records since the 50s, but he's never dimmed at all – and, if ... read more CD

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Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds/Cal TjaderAnita O'Day & The Three Sounds/Time For Two ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Two unusual vocal sessions from Anita O'Day – each with a different jazz star in tow! Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds brings together a great singer and a great trio – a unique Verve outing that has vocalist Anita O'Day joining forces with the Three Sounds combo of pianist Gene ... read more CD

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Leslie Odom JrLeslie Odom Jr ... CD
S Curve, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A wonderful debut album from Leslie Odom Jr – a singer who's probably best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton, but one who's also a hell of a jazz vocalist too! Odom's quite different here than on stage – and is able to inflect his vocals and work his phrasing in ... read more CD

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Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsBlack-Eyed Blues/Capricorn Princess ... CD
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of 70s gems from Esther Phillips – back to back on a single CD! Black Eyed-Blues is one of Esther's strong winners for Kudu – a record that takes her soulful style of earlier years, and wraps it around some sly 70s funky arrangements! Ex-James Brown hornman Pee Wee Ellis ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Esther PhillipsCapricorn Princess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kudu/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty amazing set from Esther Phillips – her final album for Kudu – and a beautiful mix of soaring soul sounds from one the most unique, emotionally-inflected soul vocalists of her era! Esther's in prime Kudu mode here – working with jazzy arrangements by David Matthews and ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Gregory PorterIssues Of Life – Features & Remixes ... CD
Membran (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A great companion to all the full length albums from the mighty Gregory Porter – as this special set brings together his side projects, appearances with other artists, and remixes as well! We love Porter's own records – and honestly feel that he's one of the freshest jazz vocal talents ... read more CD
Also available Issues Of Life – Features & Remixes (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Gregory PorterTake Me To The Alley ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The greatness of Gregory Porter continues to grow and grow – as the vocalist keeps moving past the straighter jazz of his roots, into a role as one of the greatest soul singers of the 21st Century! Porter's got a depth and maturity that few folks have had in recent years – especially ... read more CD
Also available Take Me To The Alley ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Sandy PoseySingle Girl – The Very Best Of The MGM Recordings ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A great set of tracks by this lost 60s female singer – a lovely-voiced southern US singer who recorded mostly at Chips Moman's Memphis-based American Studios during the late 60s! Sandy works in a style that's part 60s girl pop, part country – with strong production on the vocals, and ... read more CD

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Sue RaneyDreamsville – The Music Of Henry Mancini ... CD
Discovery (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $21.99
Henry Mancini's best remembered as one of the most important instrumental film composers of the 60s and 70s – but the man also gave us a fair bit of vocal gems, too – great cuts that were co-composed with lyricists who include Johnny Mercer, Leslie Bricusse, Jay Livinston, and the team ... read more CD

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Sue RaneyIn Good Company ... CD
Discovery (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $21.99
Sue Raney's a singer that most folks know from some famous Capitol Records albums at the end of the 50s – yet she's also a hell of a vocalist who really knows how to keep on keeping on – as she does strongly on this album from the start of the 90s! Sue's got a modern look on the cover, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Della ReeseStory of the Blues ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $14.99
An early album from Della, a mostly-traditional set of numbers – showing the evolution of the blues style in the early 20th century – with backing by Sid Oliver, and titles that include "Empty Bed Blues", "Lover Man", "There's Always The Blues", "Stormy ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Line RenaudC'Est La Vie ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 27.98
Unusual work from singer Line Renaud – a vocalist that most people know from her famous French work, but one who also sings here in German – on a run of singles done for that market in the 50s and early 60s! The style here is a slight variation on the postwar French pop that Renaud was ... (French, Vocalists) read more CD

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Annie Ross/Christopher LogueLoguerhythms – Songs From The Establishment (plus Red Bird & bonus tracks) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
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 ... read more CD

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Demis RoussosUniversum/Die Nacht Und Der Wein ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1976/1979. New Copy ... $9.99
Two late 70s albums from this enigmatic Greek singer! Universum is from 1979, and has Demis Roussos at the end of the 70s – a decade that began with his trippy work in Aphrodite's Child, then had the singer hitting the clubs with disco soul, and ended with Demis becoming a huge international ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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Gil Scott-HeronFirst Minute Of A New Day ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Gil Scott Heron's first album for Arista – very much in the mellow soul jazz work of his legendary album on Strata East! The record features some wonderfully moody jazz backing that really marks a shift in Gil's style – never going too far over the top, but hitting a sweet groove that ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available First Minute Of A New Day ... LP 13.99

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Gil Scott-HeronIt's Your World ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $11.99
A standout set from Gil Scott-Heron – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of his other 70s work! This album's a double-length live set – one that has Gil taking on the familiar format of the 70s, and using it to really push the boundaries of his own music too! Most tracks are ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
(Soul Brother UK version. US version on TVT out of print!)

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