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Jeri SouthernBlue Note, Chicago – March 1956 ... CD
Uptown, 1956. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Great small group work from singer Jeri Southern – a group so small, the set also features the vocalist on piano! If you only know some of Jeri's more fully-produced albums of the 50s and 60s, you'll really be surprised here – as the singer works in a great small club setting with this open, personal approach that rivals the hipper jazz singers of the time – territory that hipper listeners always knew Southern could hit, even though her records of the period didn't get that far! The strength of her piano work is quite a surprise, as is her ability to really open up her vocals – and the package presents a full club performance for the first time ever, with backing from Al Bruno on bass and Dominic Simonetta on drums. Titles include "Every Time", "You Better Go Now", "I'm In Love With The Honorable Mr So & So", "Dancing On The Ceiling", "Scarlet Ribbons", "When I Fall In Love", "September In The Rain", and "Miss Johnson Phoned Again Today". CD
 
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Mose AllisonMose Chronicles – Live In London Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Patricia BarberMythologies ... CD
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... $3.99
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Kurt EllingMessenger ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Early genius from Kurt Elling – one of Blue Note's best vocal signings of the 90s, and a richly talented singer who's still not well understood by many audiences! The set's got Kurt doing a bit of everything he does great – completely transforming old standards like "Nature Boy" and "April In Paris"; coming up with new lyrics for harder jazz numbers, like Jimmy Heath's "Gingerbread Boy" or Donald Byrd's "Tanya Jean"; and working through compelling original material that includes "It's Just A Thing", "Endless", and "The Messenger". CD

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Rachelle FerrellFirst Instrument ... CD
Blue Note, 1990. Used ... $2.99
(Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Jose JamesLove In A Time Of Madness ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
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 albums from James – and has more of a slimmed-down, slightly-cosmic blend of keyboards and rhythm programs – often set to a slow pace that works perfectly with the depth of Jose's vocals, and given the kind of slight electro crackle that a few other underground soul artists were exploring in the previous decade. The approach is still very fresh, though – especially in the hands of Jose, whose vocals are often so great, they often really get to stretch out and flow in the spareness of the setting. Definitely more soul than jazz, and the album features guest appearances by Mali Music and Oleta Adams – on titles that include "Always There", "What Good Is Love", "Remember Our Love", "Ladies Man", "To Be With You", "Let It Fall", "I'm Yours", "Breathrough", and "Closer". (Neo Soul, Vocalists) CD
Also available Love In A Time Of Madness ... LP 16.99

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Jose JamesLove In A Time Of Madness ... LP
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 19.99
(Neo Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love In A Time Of Madness ... CD 10.99

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A great new chapter in the career of Jose James – and a record that really seems to take his already-amazing vocals to a whole new level! In a relatively short career, Jose's already been turning a lot of heads with his work on other projects, his jazz-based recordings, and his debut for Gilles Peterson's album – yet this Blue Note set may well be his best record to date – and a set that definitely seems to find just the right place for his classic-styled approach to soul music vocals! Backings are mostly live, with a cool small funk group feel – but a bit more laidback too, almost with the jazzy touches you'd hear on some of Gil Scott-Heron's best 70s work, inflected with hipper changes with a 21st Century vibe. The whole thing's great – as important to Blue Note's move into soul as the Robert Glasper Experiment album – and titles include "Vanguard", "Heaven On The Ground", "Come To My Door", "Trouble", "Sword & Gun", and "It's All Over Your Body". (Neo Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Jose JamesWhile You Were Sleeping ... CD
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Jose James sounds even deeper than ever here – really moving forward with that amazing voice, and really finding a special space between all the jazz, soul, and funk projects of previous years! The album has James almost emerging as a singer who can span genres and reach out to new scenes – especially on some of the tunes that make heavier use of fuzzy guitar than before, and which have a seductive appeal that's bound to grab any ears that haven't been tuned to Jose's music so far! Yet other tracks still hold onto those great roots that made us love him so many records back – a classic style of soulful expression that hearkens back to giants of the 70s, but which always has this 21st century bristle and unique sense of phrasing. Backings are heavy on organ, Fender Rhodes, and other keyboards – and titles include "Angel", "Simply Beautiful", "Salaam", "Without U", "Every Little Thing", "Bodhisattva", "Anywhere U Go", and "While You Were Sleeping". (Neo Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Sheila JordanPortrait Of Sheila ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
One of the only two vocal jazz albums that the Blue Note label recorded back in the day – and a haunting batch of tracks from a young Sheila Jordan! The style here is quite different than that of Jordan's later, more experimental records – and this early session shows her as an extremely talented young vocalist, with a unique approach that adds a sparkling modernist touch to familiar tunes – yet which still keeps things in a relatively more straightforward fashion. There's a great mixing of older and newer visions in the set – not just in Jordan's vocals, but also in the small combo backing by the trio of Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Denzil Best on drums. Titles include great versions of "Baltimore Oriole", "Dat Dere", and "Hum Drum Blues" – plus the tunes "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Am I Blue", "Laugh Clown Laugh", and "Who Can I Turn To?". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dianne ReevesThat Day ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanRoulette Years – Volumes 1 & 2 ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, 1960s. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah Vaughan/Lester YoungOne Night Stand – The Town Hall Concert 1947 ... CD
Blue Note, 1947. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe WilliamsPresenting Joe Williams and Thad Jones Mel Lewis ... CD
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... $16.99
A funky big band album, recorded by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, with the great Joe Williams on vocals! The record is one of the most sought-after by the team – probably because it includes the hard breakbeat version of "Get Out of My Life Woman" that's been sampled often over the years. (Actually, hasn't every version of it been sampled by someone?) The other tracks are pretty funky, too, with nice soul groovers like "Night Time Is The Right Time", "Woman's Got Soul", and "How Sweet It Is". Players include Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell, Jerome Richardson, and Roland Hanna – and the Jones/Lewis group is at the height of its hipness here! CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker on booklet cover & stamp on CD.)

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Joe WilliamsWorth Waiting For ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Joe Williams was really reviving his career as a vocalist at this point – working with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis big band on a few well-selling records, and on this smoother set with arrangements by Horace Ott. The overall feel is kind of in a swinging Grady Tate mode, with jazziness underneath larger orchestrations that have more of a popish quality to them – and Joe stretches his style to work on songs like Milton Nascimento's "Bridges", plus "Didn't We", "You Send Me", "I Hold No Grudge", "Oh Darling", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing.)

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VariousBest Jazz Vocal 100 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1950s/1960s. Used 4CD ... $22.99
Includes material from Julie London, Lena Horne, Mark Murphy, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Lou Rawls, Keely Smith, Four Freshmen, Chet Baker, Joe Williams, Kay Starr, and June Christy. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Patricia BarberVerse ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Bill Charlap & Sandy StewartLove Is Here To Stay ... CD
Blue Note, 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Jazz, Vocalists) CD

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✨✧ Eliane EliasFantasia ... CD
Blue Note, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kurt EllingMan In The Air ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best studio albums in years from Kurt Elling – the much-overlooked Blue Note vocalist who's truly one of the greatest singers of his generation! The album returns Elling to a format that we really love – a setting in which he's able to craft his own lyrics to tunes – either jazz classics by Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Joe Zawinul, and others, or original tunes written in collaboration with players on the album. More than ever, Elling displays a tremendous understanding of jazz in all its shapes and forms – pushing the boundaries of jazz vocals farther than anyone we've heard since Mark Murphy in the 70s, and giving us hope for the future of singers in jazz! There's no warmed-over standards or easy classics here – but really incredible tunes that show that at least there's one person out there willing to do more than just provide a soundtrack to Starbucks. Titles include great versions of Coltrane's "Resolutions" and Herbie Hancock's "A Secret I", plus the tunes "Higher Vibe", "All Is Quiet", "Minuano", "In The Winelight", "Time To Say Goodbye", and "The More I Have You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Norah JonesCome Away With Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although we're a bit ashamed to admit this, it took us about a year and a half – waaaaaay too long, to come around on Norah Jones. Grammy Awards often bring out our inner cynic. Anyway, we get it now – and better late than never, right? Norah is probably the single best thing to have happened to mainstream pop/vocals in at least a decade, if not longer – and she sings her mellow magic with backing by true jazz session heroes to boot. Beautiful, mellow jazz pop bliss if there ever was such a thing. A trillion copies sold, but the real value is found in the timeless tunes. Thanks Norah, thanks Blue Note!!! Tracks include "Don't Know Why", "Seven Years", "Cold Cold Heart", "Shoot The Moon", "Turn Me On", "Nightingale", and more. CD
 
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Penny GoodwinPortrait Of A Gemini ... CD
Sidney/Athens Of The North (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
A legendary bit of jazzy soul – recorded by an obscure female singer from Milwaukee! Penny's got a warm style that's pretty darn nice on its own – but it's made even better by the great arranger Richard Evans, who helped out a lot on the session. The feel is very much in the Chicago sophisti-soul mode – and at times, the record sounds a lot like Marlena Shaw's best work in the 70s, particularly her sides for Blue Note in the early part of the decade. Includes the great original "Too Soon You're Old" – a jazz dance classic for many years – plus a stellar cover of Gil Scott Heron's "Lady Day & John Coltrane", and the tracks "What's Goin On", "Slow Hot Wind", "He's Come Back", and "Rain Sometimes". (Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Marianne FaithfullRich Kid Blues (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Demon (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... On April 22, 2017
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 23. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny MathisWonderful! Wonderful! / When Sunny Gets Blue (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Legacy/Columbia, Mid 50s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... On April 22, 2017
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 23. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Helen Merrill & Stan GetzJust Friends ... CD
EmArcy, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really great later effort from Helen Merrill – one recorded in Paris at the end of the 80s with some excellent tenor sax work from Stan Getz! The mode of the record is similar to other Merrill records from the time – spare, gentle, and moody – sometimes threatening to lapse into its own blueness, but wonderfully redeemed by Stan's solo lines – which push a boldness and raspy edge into the tunes that really livens things up. The album's a great demonstration of the Getz power on a vocal session – a sound that never overtakes the presence of the singer, but really brings in something fresh – a voice of its own that helps redefine the tunes and create some of the most exciting moments on the record. Other players include Joachim Kuhn and Torrie Zito on piano, JF Jenny-Clark on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums – and titles include "Music Makers", "Cavatina", "It's Not Easy Being Green", "Yesterdays", "If You Go Away", and "Just Friends". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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Vikki CarrFirst Time Ever I Saw Your Face (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1972. Used ... $9.99
A big 70s album for Vikki Carr – and one that really shows a newer, sexier style for the singer! The backings are lush, but never sleepy – wrapped up with the kind of ornate sensuality of the cover image – which Vikki matches perfectly with notes that are well-formed, and understatedly mature – amidst a set of songs that really sum up the new "adult" modes of the time. Backings are mostly by All Capps – who's even more impressive here than usual – especially in his blend of acoustic and electric elements – and titles include "Without You", "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "The Summer Knows", "Speak Softly Love", "Song Sung Blue", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Brian's Song", and "The Way Of Love". CD features 9 bonus tracks – including "I Don't Want A Sometimes Man", "Reflections", "Let The Band Play On", "The Big Hurt", and "Call My Heart Your Home". CD

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Bonnie GuitarOnly The Moon Man Knows – Rare Recordings 1951 to 1957 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
Sublime sounds from the great Bonnie Guitar – a really unique artist who was part jazz singer, part California country – and very much at home on these rare early singles! Most of the music was recorded in 50s Los Angeles – and has a way of mixing country twang with hipper, more sophisticated styles – always with this great level of production that has a nice current of darkness overall, which brings Bonnie's vocals and guitar together in this harmonic style that's not too far from other 50s great like Les & Mary Paul, or The Chordettes – neither of whom are a direct comparison, but who might make for great listening next to this CD. Many of these tracks haven't seen the light of day since their original issue on 78rpm discs – many of which are pictured in the very thick booklet, which also has lots of notes on the music – and the set features a total of 34 tracks, with titles that include "Hello Hello Please Answer The Phone", "If You See My Love Dancing", "Clinging Vine", "Open The Door To Your Heart", "Heart's Desire", "Please My Love", "Midget Auto Blues", "I Lost My Turkey", and "Don't Keep Me Waitin". (Folk/Country, Vocalists) CD
 
 
 



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