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Herb Geller with Mark MurphyRhyme & Reason (Atlantic pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the most amazing albums ever cut by reedman Herb Geller – a really unique overseas session from the 70s, and quite different than his initial recordings of the 50s! Herb's working here in a cool mix of electric and acoustic modes, with a vibe that's very much in the best funky MPS style – and the set also features some excellent vocals from Mark Murphy, who sings in this spacey, stretched-out way that's some of his hippest work on record – very much at the best level of his early 70s recordings for Muse! Tracks are quite long, and very hip – with long instrumental passages which are then augmented wonderfully by the vocals. Herb himself plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and a number of flutes – and other players include Rob Franken on Fender Rhodes and Arp, Philip Catherine on guitar, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, and Gottfried Bottger on moog and organ! Titles include the wonderfully spacey "Space A La Mode", a nice slow electric builder – and the classic "Power Of A Smile" – plus "Sudden Senility" and "Rhyme & Reason Time" – the last of which features vocals by Earl Jordan, not Murphy. (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles – Rock & Roll (Atlantic 8006) ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album that features some of Ray's best vocal sides recorded for Atlantic – mostly hard and heavy numbers, issued here as one of the full LPs in Atlantic's late 50s "rock and roll" series. Titles include "Sinner's Prayer", "Mess Around", "Greenbacks", "I Got A Woman", "A Fool For You", "Losing Hand", "Ain't That Love", and "Don't You Know". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)
 
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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other music of the time – and which sports reeds from Sahib Shihab, tenor from Paul Quinichette, trumpet from Buck Clayton, and trombone from Jimmy Cleveland! Baker's voice is in fine form in this comfortable setting – and really works magic with tracks that include "After You've Gone", "Preaching The Blues", "Empty Bed Blues", "Back Water Blues", and "Gimme A Pigfoot". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Oscar Brown JrBrother Where Are You ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Sealed ... $7.99
Sweet 70s funk from the great Oscar Brown – quite a change from his jazz-based work of the 60s, but a great new sitting for all of his wonderful wit and warmth! Brown's still a hell of a songwriter, and one with a very socially-conscious eye – sharper here than before, with lots of comments on the changes in society in the 70s, mixed with a few more heartfelt, personal moments too. There's still a bit of jazz in the mix – thanks to work from Seldon Powell on reeds, and Joe Sample on keyboards – and arrangements are by old friends Floyd Morris, the underground Chicago soul genius – and Sivuca, best known for his Brazilian music, but a great choice here to expand the groove. Brown wrote all the tunes on the record – and titles include "From My Window", "Like A Flower", "Brother Where Are YOu", ""The Lone Ranger", "If You Come Back", and "The Joneses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Chris ConnorHe Loves Me, He Loves Me Not ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good- ... $4.99
A fantastic cover, and some great music to match – a key early classic in Chris Connor's late 50s run for Atlantic Records! As on her debut for the label, Ralph Burns handles the arrangements here – in a mode that's somewhat modern, but never too academically so – with just the right pitch to create an additional sense of edge next to Connor's vocals, but never overwhelm them too much. There's a new sense of expression going on here – one that perfectly illustrates why Chris' approach was so different than some of the more emotive singers from years before. Tracks include "Why Can't I", "About The Blues", "Thursday's Child", "High On A Windy Hill", and "Round About". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with the "Long Playing Unbreakable" logo and deep groove.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorI Miss You So ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Good+ ... $3.99
A beautiful title for a beautiful record – one that sums up the subtle sense of sadness that makes the work of Chris Connor so great! There's a sense of longing here that steps out from the very first tune – one that's beautifully moody, without being overindulgent or too emotive. Backings are from larger arrangements by Ray Ellis, but the record also has a light jazzy feel – intimate in approach, with a great sense of balance. Chris' voice is at once personal and removed – a razor's edge of emotion, repressing some impulses, and opening up surprisingly at other moments. Titles include "Mixed Emotions", "I Miss You So", "Go Way From My Window", "I Love You Yes I Do", "Trust In Me", "Past The Age Of Innocence", "Time Out For Tears", "My Heart Is So Full Of You", "My Ideal", "They All Laughed", "Speak Low", and "Radar Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayStrange Fruit ... LP
Commodore/Atlantic, 1939/1944. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A great issue of some of Billie Holiday's classic sides for the Commodore label – a company she didn't work with often, but home to some of her best material of the early years! The tracks here were mostly recorded in 1944, but the set also features some early bits from 1939 as well – and backing on all numbers is by small combos, with players who include Eddie Heywood on piano, Frankie Newton or Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Tab Smith or Lem Davis on alto, Teddy Walters on guitar, and Kenneth Hollon on tenor sax. Titles include Holiday's seminal "Strange Fruit" – a track that's stunning both for its handling of racial subject matter, and for the fact that it's one of the few penned by Billie herself! Other titles include "Yesterdays", "I'll Get By", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Lover Come Back To Me", "I'm Yours", and "Embraceable You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty JohnsonSong You Heard When You Fell In Love ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Arrangements are by Charles Grean – Mr Betty Johnson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing with deep groove.)

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Manhattan TransferBodies & Souls ... LP
Atlantic, 1983. Very Good ... $0.99
Titles include "Spice Of Life", "American Pop", "Malaise En Malaise", "Why Not", "The Night That Monk Returned To Heaven", and "Code Of Ethics". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has tracklist sticker & a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Manhattan TransferLive (1978) ... LP
Atlantic (UK), 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & a thin slice across the front.)

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Manhattan TransferVocalese ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsBurnin' – Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- ... $4.99
A key moment in the career of Esther Phillips – and a record that really has her shaking off the rougher bluesy styles of the earlier years, and pointing the way towards strong jazz success in the 70s! The album's definitely burnin, but with a sophisticated vibe too – as Esther works with backing from a small combo that includes Jack Wilson on piano, Richard Tee on organ, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Cornell Dupree on guitar – a lineup that almost hits the same vibe as her later work on CTI/Kudu – and which brings out a new depth in Esther's vocals that's simply amazing! There's a heartbreaking quality to most of the numbers – a mix of roots and class, depth and poise – all served up in a style that's unlike any other singer before or since. Titles include "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream", "And I Love Him", "Shangri-La", "I'm Getting Long Alright", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Mel TormeMel Torme At The Red Hill ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the grooviest Mel Torme albums ever – a smoking little live set that has the Velvet Fog hitting a whole new soulful sound for the 60s – with a leaner groove than ever before! Backing is from the trio of pianist Jimmy Wisner – although Mel himself also plays a bit of piano on the record – and the rhythms have this upfront, super-tight sound that really makes Torme's vocals pop – coming across with a fresh, swinging sound that's quite a change from the 40s and 50s! Yet throughout it all, ol' uncle Mel still keeps his pipes in perfect tune – that amazing voice that never lets up for a minute – and which holds its own beautifully on tunes that include "Anything Goes", "Love For Sale", "Love Is Just Around the Corner", "Shakin The Blues Away", and "In Other Words". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album in a legendary run of vocal jazz classics on Atlantic Records – and a set that really helped Chris Connor move to a new level of expression in her music! The sound here is much richer than Connor's previous recordings for Bethlehem – and the small combo jazz backings have been replaced by fuller orchestrations by Ralph Burns – done in a cool, edgey sort of way that really pushes Chris into newly sophisticated territory! The sound's on a par with the best June Christy/Pete Rugolo collaborations on Capitol – and the group's filled with some great jazz players, including Zoot Sims, John Lewis, Milt Hinton, and Oscar Pettiford. Titles include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "My April Heart", "He Was Good to Me", "Where Are You", and "Get Out Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some gloss separation on the opening.)

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✨✧ Bobby DarinInside Out ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little record by Bobby – recorded hot on the heels of his big hit recording of "If I Were A Carpenter", and with a surprising respect for Tim Hardin and a lot of the other young songwriters of the post-folk years. Keep in mind that Darin was really feeling his mortality at this point, and although it's easy to say that he's becoming a fake folkie, his approach to the material is very sincere – so much so that we're always surprised at how much we like this one. Titles include "Bes Friends", "Darling Be Home Soon", "Hello Sunshine", "Lady Fingers", "Whatever Happened To Happy", and Hardin's "Black Sheep Boy" and "The Lady Came From Baltimore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)
 
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Ruth BrownRuth Brown '65 ... LP
Mainstream, 1965. Very Good ... $3.99
A very unusual setting for the legendary Ruth Brown – the singer who first rose to fame singing raw-edged R&B tracks for Atlantic Records in the 50s – but who works here in a much jazzier mode overall! The set features backings from Peter Matz – who often accompanied the classier singers of the time – and Ruth really does a great job of mixing her bold vocals with his jazzy charts – soaring to new heights in a way that swings nicely, and makes for much deeper soul than most of Matz's other projects. Musicians include Hank Jones on piano, Clark Terry on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Urbie Green on trombone, and Richard Davis on bass – and there also seem to be some female backup singers in a few spots too. Titles include two from Nellie Lutcher "Hurry On Down" and "He's A Real Gone Guy" and Dick Hyman's "Watch It", "Whispering Grass", "I Know Why", "Here's That Rainy Day", and a very interesting interpretation of "On The Good Ship Lollipop" – which almost makes the whole tune sound like a sad ballad. (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ruth Brown '65 ... CD 13.99

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris ... LP
Philips, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A rare 60s meeting of groovy talents from both sides of the Atlantic – and a record that matches the trumpet of Dizzy Gillespie with the hiply swinging vocals of The Double Six Of Paris! The group were a wonderfully groovy precursor to the Swingle Singers – and sung in a scatting approach to jazz vocals that was very much in the tradition of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross – but also drew inspiration from the earlier work of Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and others. Their sound is great – much more 60s groovy than some other vocal groups – and pairing them with Dizzy gives this record an added punch that some of their other sessions are missing! Backing is small combo throughout – with either Bud Powell or Kenny Barron on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, and James Moody on tenor – and with the presence of Diz, most of the material here is of bop orientation – taken at a fast and lively clip! Lalo Schifrin arranged the whole session too – and titles include "One Bass Hit", "Blue N Boogie", "Emanon", "Groovin High", "Ow", "The Champ", "Tin Tin Deo", "Hot House", and "Con Alma". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing.)

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Karin KrogGeorge Gershwin & Karin Krog ... LP
Philips (Sweden), 1974. Sealed ... $16.99
The music may be Gershwin, but Karin Krog gives it a twist that's all her own – working here with wonderful small combo backing, and putting the tunes over in a style that's spare and personal – yet never sleepy or cloying! The approach is really fresh, yet never also overly modern or gimmicky – and Krog shows once again that she's one of the best interpreters of song on either side of the Atlantic – hitting a space here that's just perfect, and which makes us love the record a heck of a lot more than we ever would have expected for a Gershwin-titled set! The group's a quartet, with some excellent tenor from Bjarne Nerem – who sounds especially great on an instrumental reading of "That Certain Feeling" – and titles include "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Who Cares?", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", and "They All Laughed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Norwegian reissue on Odin.)

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LuluMelody Fair ... LP
Atco, 1970. Sealed ... $11.99
Lulu takes a trip down to Criteria Studios in Miami – working at Atlantic Record's new heart of southern soul for the 70s – but coming up with styles that are a fair bit like her previous outing at Muscle Shoals! As on that one, production is by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, and Arif Mardin – and the overall sound's expanded a bit more here – to include rhythm by The Dixie Flyers, vocals from The Sweet Inspirations, and some added horns from The Memphis Horns – all of whom help continue the maturing trend of Lulu's Atlantic years – a new move into soulful styles that's totally great! Titles include "Good Day Sunshine", "Vine Street", "Saved", "Hum A Song", "To The Other Woman", and "Melody Fair". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dusty SpringfieldDusty In Memphis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atco/Rhino, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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 by those two and Jerry Wexler, backing vocals by The Sweet Inspirations, and studio work from the likes of Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Wood, Bobby Emmons, and other talents that were huge on the Memphis scene at the time. Titles include Dusty's famous reading of "Son Of A Preacher Man", plus "The Windmills Of Your Mind", "So Much Love", "Just A Little Lovin", "In The Land Of Make Believe", and "No Easy Way Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing on 180 gram vinyl.)
 
 
 



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