A fantastic young jazz singer, and one who really has her own style very firmly in place – one of those rare talents that comes along once in a blue moon, and makes us instantly sit up and go "wow", right after hearing just a few notes! Natasha Agrama is steeped in many of the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed look at the untapped musical legacy of Eden Ahbez – the west coast mystic who's best remembered for delivering the song "Nature Boy" to Nat King Cole (legendarily walking in barefooted during a recording session!) – but who also made a range of other great music ... (Now Sound, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ewa Bem —
Be a Man ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
Straight ahead and swinging jazz vocals from Ewa Bem – a session that's sung both in English and her native Polish, and which features backings by the lively Swing Session combo, led by trumpeter Henryk Majewski! Tracks are mostly short and upbeat, and although the standards here are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cathy Berberian —
Pop Art ... LP Vinyl Ermitage, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ...
Cathy Berberian's a hell of a hip singer – one who could work in very avant modes, yet also get name-checked by Donald Fagan at the same time – thanks to the wide-ranging scope of her work! That scope is explored very fully here – as Berberian performs a range of material that ... (Out Sound, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unusual slice of work from pianist Elsie Bianchi – not just because the tracks here have never been heard before, but also because they feature Elsie playing some Hammond, in addition to her usual piano – and the recording was also made in Atlanta, and not some of the European ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare early session from the lovely Elsie Bianchi – best known for her classic 60s sides on Saba/MPS, heard here in a very similar format! The set features Elsie working with her combo from the Swiss Atlantis nightclub in the early 60s – and was originally issued as a limited-number ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful turn in direction from the legendary jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater – a return to some of the soul-based modes she used in the 70s, but served up here as a tribute to Memphis soul of an earlier generation! The set was recorded in that fine southern city, at the Royal Studios ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that ... (Soul, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the loveliest voices in the world – backed by some of the greatest orchestrations ever – all in a wonderful collection that showcases the vocal talents of Edda Dell'Orso over the famous soundtrack compositions of Ennio Morricone! There have been other collections of Edda's ... (Soundtracks, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great little album from Georgie Fame – one that has moving past the swinging Mose Allison-inspired jazz vocal mode of earlier records, into a groovier style that picks up a range of different sounds! Georgie kicks off the album with his version of the ever-popular late 60s "Ball ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work by the team of Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belcam – two of the most enigmatic talents you'll ever hear on record! The album's the only one they ever recorded that wasn't issued by the Saravah label – and it's a fantastic blend of otherworldly vocals with spare ... (French, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An underground classic from Beverly Glenn-Copeland – an artist who was later known more as a keyboard player, but who here works in this amazing blend of folk, jazz, and soul! The album's vaguely in the territory of Terry Callier on early 70s Cadet Records, but also has its own special vibe ... (Soul, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lee Hazlewood turns 40 – and we all get to celebrate! The album's another fantastic lost chapter of Lee's career – recorded in London, with production by Shel Talmy, and a spacious overall sound that's really tremendous! The sunburned western sound is still at the core of the session, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you ever needed a record to convince you of the genius of Lee Hazlewood, this one may be it – as the set's got some of Lee's most incredible songwriting, and some of his coolest presentation ever – even though the album was originally issued only overseas! The vibe here is wonderful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jose James has a very different look on the cover this time around – and he's got a very different sound, as well – something that might be underscored by the parental advisory logo in the bottom corner of the image! The music is far from the straight jazz or rootsy soul of previous ... (Neo Soul, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We've loved Carmen Lundy since the very first time we heard her voice – and that love has only continued to grow over the decades, as she's given us a tremendous run of great records and wonderful music! This time around, Lundy's still strongly in the jazz side of the spectrum, but also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy singer – with a really wonderful feel! Birgit hails from Denmark, and has the icy Scandinavian jazz vocal approach of singers like Monica Zetterlund or Karin Krog – equally well suited to standard jazz material, as it is to electric oriented tunes or bossa nova, both of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lee Morse has a lovely look on the cover – almost contemporary, despite the sepia tone – which is maybe a great hint at the forward-thinking influence she had on the music of the 20s! Morse isn't just your usual jazz singer, as she's clearly borrowed a lot from blues as well – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lovely English-language work from Nana Mouskouri – a set recorded with some really great arrangements from Bobby Scott, who seems to help Nana pack even more feeling than usual in her work! Scott's arrangements have some elements of jazz, but are usually more complicated overall – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Janko Nilovic —
Chorus ... LP Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Very groovy work from the legendary Janko Nilovic – a set that's every bit as funky as some of his other records, but one that has a slightly different twist as well! The "chorus" in the title is appropriate – as there's a flurry of wordless vocals in the mix of this one ... (Sound Library, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Holy cow! Although some of Leonard Nimoy's albums were attempts to "get past" his Spock career, this one is a full-on Star Trek experience! Nimoy's on the cover, holding a replica of The Enterprise in front of some weird spider web design. On the wax, he's laying down great space stuff ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Novi Singers —
Bossa Nova ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
A landmark record in the European jazz scene of the 60s – an incredibly hip batch of tracks from the Novi Singers, a Polish vocal group whose sound was warm, wonderful, and very very groovy! The set took their cue from American and French vocalese combos of earlier years, but worked in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the strangest records you'll ever hope to own – a completely unusual vocal outing by two nuns from Australia – who are singing alongside spare accompaniment on organ, guitar, and piano! The whole thing's world's apart from the successful "nun" genre of the 60s – ... (Folk/Country, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dream of a record from Marvin Parks – a hell of a jazz singer, and one that we'd place in an elite legacy that runs from Oscar Brown up through Jose James! The work here is wonderful – as Nicola Conte produced the record, and gives it the same sort of jazzy sparkle as his own sublime ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on ... (Jazz, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Esther Phillips might be best known for her studio records in the 70s – that great line of classics she recorded for the Kudu Records label – but she's completely on fire here in a live setting, where she stretches out even more than usual – and really reminds us of her genius! ... (Soul, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's a trippy-looking Muppet on the cover, and that gives you part of a feeling of the album – but just a sliver, because the overall sound here is a lot more complex! The album's a masterpiece from west coast arranger Ryan Porter – a mix of deeper jazz with bits of soul and hip hop ... (Neo Soul, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that wasn't initially conceived as a full album by Gil Scott-Heron – but one that's come to be an essential part of his catalog, thanks to the always-relevant title theme! The album's actually a classic collection of work from the early years of Gil Scott-Heron at the Flying Dutchman ... (Soul, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the best tracks ever from the pair of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – some of most righteous, authoritative and thematically heavy soul music ever created – compiled in one incredible set! Messianic, emotive vocals from Gil and stunningly restrained, magical soul jazz ... (Soul, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual look at the earliest work of singer Nina Simone – as the set presents all her original Bethlehem Records 45s – all in their rare mono mixes! The tracks here were all issued as singles, but almost all of them came from the sessions for the album Jazz As Played In An Exclusive ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A long-overdue full length album from Ranny Sinclair – a very cool 60s singer who recorded for Columbia Records with a very groovy style – including a few obscure tracks done with piano legend Dave Brubeck! The sound here is beautiful – breathy at times, with some bossa currents ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stanislaw Sojka —
Blublula ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
Wicked stuff – and a vocalist we'd love to know more about! Stan's a hip Polish singer with a really wonderful sound – an open-ended 70s approach that draws on influences from Leon Thomas and Mark Murphy, yet which also has a gutsy quality that's all its own – personal and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing on 180 gram vinyl.)
Dwight Trible with Matthew Halsall —
Inspirations ... LP Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
A fantastic setting for the voice of Dwight Trible – one of the few contemporary jazz singers who inherited the style of spiritual jazz greats like Leon Thomas or Joe Lee Wilson! Trible's singing here with backing from a group that includes trumpeter Matthew Halsall, recording on Halsall's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Scott Walker —
Scott 1 ... LP Philips/Universal (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
Scott Walker's first album as a solo act – and an incredible set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with The Walker Brothers! Gone are the simple, straightforward pop tunes – and in their place is a more sophisticated mode of work – one inspired by the French pop of ... (Rock, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Scott Walker —
Scott 2 ... LP Fontana/Universal (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
Amazing! Although Scott Walker had issued one solo album before this one, Scott 2 is the record that really has his true genius beginning to shine through! The record still features Scott singing dark moody takes on 60s pop tunes – like "Best Of Both Worlds" and "Black Sheep ... (Rock, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Scott Walker —
Scott 3 ... LP Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the greatest moment ever from the legendary Scott Walker – a set that strongly steps beyond even the genius of his first two solo albums, thanks to an amazing assortment of original tunes! Scott's dark vision of masculinity is emerging full-blown here – in an array of ... (Rock, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ellen Andrea Wang —
Blank Out ... LP Jazzland (Norway), 2017. New Copy ...
Compelling vocal work from Ellen Andrea Wang – a singer who also plays acoustic bass alongside her lyrics, which seems to unlock a jazzy current in the music! Wang's a new addition to the Jazzland label – and like some of the imprint's other work, there's a real genre-bending style ... (Rock, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The heavier sound of UK girl pop in the 60s – not the sunnier, more string-laden sounds that were crossing the Atlantic at the time – but female singers who gravitated towards a deeper, fuzzier side of the spectrum – and were often years ahead of their time with their approach! ... (Rock, Vocalists)read moreLP, Vinyl record album