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King PleasureMoody's Mood For Love ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
The rarest of three albums that King Pleasure ever recorded – and pretty darn hard to find, too. The set was recorded after King's earlier sides for the Prestige and HiFi jazz labels, but it's in a very similar style, with some wonderful vocalese-ing done in Pleasure's landmark style. He's really one of the greatest jazz singers of the 20th century, and it's unfortunate that apart from the big hit fame of "Moody's Mood For Love" (recorded here once again), King never got strong recognition as a richly talented singer. A number of cuts on here are re-recordings of earlier work – like "Don't Get Scared" and "Sometimes I'm Happy" – and other tracks include "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "Old Black Magic". Plus, this CD reissue also expands the original album with a lot of bonus cuts, including some great unreleased numbers – a total of 18 tracks in all, and a treasure trove of work by King Pleasure! CD

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaSing No Sad Songs For Me ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing album by Lorez Alexandria – probably our favorite-ever work by her! The record features arrangements by Riley Hampton, the Chicago soul genius who did work for a number of the city's best artists – most notably Walter Jackson – and his mixture of soul, strings, and jazz works perfectly for Lorez's amazing voice. The whole thing's incredibly dark – and even the joyous moments of the record seem tinged with a sadness that threatens to break through at any time. This sadness isn't cliched – as on the dozens of post-Billie Holiday albums that reached for a fake tearful sense of authenticity; it's a mature emotive expression by one of the 20th Century's greatest jazz singers. Titles include "A Loser's Lullaby", "Gloomy Sunday", "All My Love", "Who", and "Sing No Sad Songs For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl is nice – cover has some light water staining near the bottom, and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sammy Davis JrSammy Davis Jr All Star Spectacular ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real oddity in the Sammy Davis Jr collection from the 60s – and almost more of a comedy album than a vocal one! The album is subtitled "Sammy Davis Jr Impersonating" – and then lists a range of stars, singers, and actors from the mid 20th century – including Tony Bennett, Mario Lanza, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine, Al Hibbler, James Cagney, Bela Lugosi, Dean Martin, Jimmy Stewart, and many others – all of whom Sammy channels in voices while singing tunes on side 1! Impersonation was a big part of Davis' live show in the 60s, and this album is one of the few to highlight it – with comedic versions of "That Lucky Old Sun", "Sonny Boy", "Ballerina", "Lulu's Back In Town", and "Stranger In Paradise". Side 2 features straight vocal tunes with arrangements by George Rhodes, Neal Hefti, and Morty Stevens (who also handled side 1) – with titles that include "I Married An Angel", "Without A Song", "Deed I Do", "Falling In Love Again", and "You Can't Love Em All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing.)

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