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✨✧ Kelly Stevens & CarnivalWhen You Wish Upon A Star ... LP
AVI, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wild record! Singer Kelly Stevens turns out some fusion versions of Disney songs – not recent ones from the overwrought Lion King days, but old ones, of classic cartoon years. The best part of all, though, is that Kelly's working here with a hip Finnish combo with some great electric keyboards – grooving in a mode that's got a breezy European finish, and which makes the record sparkle like some lost MPS or 70s San Francisco jazz gem. Of course, a few songs are a bit too hokey to get into – but there's some other ones on here that are surprisingly great, and which have an expansive sound that really opens up the tracks. Includes a funky break version of "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf", a scatting grooving take on "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo", and the tracks "Chim Chim Cheree", "Alice In Wonderland", "When You Wish Upon A Star", and "Heigh Ho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing! Cover's got some light wear, but vinyl is great.)
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Tony BennettComplete Improv Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Improv/Concord, Mid 70s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
The complete recordings of a really lost time in the career of Tony Bennett – mid 70s sides cut for the tiny Improv label – an indie home to Bennett at a time of waning fame, and a place where he recorded some surprisingly exceptional work! The approach here often echoes that of the Columbia years of the 60s – possibly a bit outdated at the time, but even more timeless from our perspective of many years later – as Tony holds on to a really classic style of singing – matured even more than his earlier sides, yet still waiting for many more years to be rediscovered by a younger generation. The package features material originally issued on the albums Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs, Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart, Live Is Beautiful, Tony Bennett & Bill Evans Together Again, and Tony Bennett/The McPartlands & Friends Make Beautiful Music – sessions originally recorded with help from Torrie Zito, Ruby Braff, Marian McPartland, Bill Evans, and others. 76 tracks in all – including alternates and unreleased numbers – with a detailed booklet of notes! CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Marizia Bi & Vince Tempera OrchestraTutti Quelli Che Hanno Un Cuor – Burt Bacharach Italian Songbook ... CD
Universal (Italy), New Copy ... About April 20, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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Rosemary Clooney/The Hi-Lo'sRing Around Rosie With the Hi-Lo's/Hollywood's Best With Harry James ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1955/1957. Used ... $6.99
Very groovy stuff – at least on the first album! Ring Around Rosie features 12 jazzy duets with The Hi-Lo's, one of the most magnificent male vocal groups of the 50s. If you dig the Hi-Lo's as much as we do, you'll find the album to be a key addition to their catalog – as it features some great vocal harmony numbers like "I Could Write A Book", "Everything Happens To Me", "Coquette", "Doncha Go Away Mad", and a wonderfully nutty reading of "How About You?" Backing is by Frank Comstock, who worked with the group on most of their best recordings – so the record's more a Hi-Lo's album than a Clooney one. The second album on the CD is a more swing-based set of tracks, one that features Rosie singing with Harry James' orchestra – on numbers like her big hit "Come On-A My House", plus "In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening", "On The Atchinson, Topeka & The Santa Fe", and "Ruby". 24 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Barbara DaneHot Jazz, Cool Blues, & Hard Hitting Songs ... CD
Folkways, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99 22.98
She's got short blonde hair, in the manner of Doris Day in the 60s – but Barbara Dane is a much hipper singer – and one who can really live up to the promise made by the title of this collection! Dane emerged in the folk revival boom of the late 50s, but right from the start she was something completely different – almost as much of a blues singer as a folk artist – able to sing those modes in a completely unabashed, unself-conscious way – without any hoke at all, at a level that most other white female singers wouldn't take up until a decade later. This 2CD collection spans the full gamut of Dane's work, and is very heavy on her late 50s and 60s recordings for Folkway Records – with some surprisingly strong inclusions from later years too – a really great celebration of her unique genius. 38 tracks in all – including "Mama Yacey's Advice", "Come By Here", "It Isn't Nice", "I Am A Weary & Lonesome Traveler", "Mill Worker", "Song Of The Coat Maker", "Join The GI Movement", "Ballad Of Richard Campos", "I Don't Want Your Millions Mister", "Mother Earth", and "Study War No More". (Folk/Country, Vocalists) CD

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Marlene DietrichMagic Of Marlene (3LP box set) ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ 3LP ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original book.)

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Ronnie DoveLove Album ... CD
Collectables, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesRhythm & Blues At The Flamingo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1964. Used ... $14.99
Blistering early work from a young Georgie Fame – a set that definitely lives up to the Rhythm & Blues in the title! The set was recorded live at London's hip Flamingo club – and Georgie and The Blue Flames are very much in command of the crowd – burning with the intensity of a American small organ combo, especially the early 60s variety that often played equal parts soul jazz and R&B! Georgie's on the Hammond, and also sings with a rough-edged style that's plenty soulful, and incredibly appealing – a mode that oozes charisma, but never sounds fake or forced. Other instrumentation includes tenor, baritone sax, bass, drums, and conga – plus some great guitar from Big Jim Sullivan – and titles include "Do The Dog", "Eso Beso", "Work Song", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Shop Around", "Humpty Dumpty", and "You Can't Sit Down". This 2016 edition comes loaded with a huge number of bonus tracks, too – with 1964 BBC Session recordings of "Night Train", "Walking The Dog", "Do-Re-Mi", "You're Breaking My Heart" wtih Long John Baldry and more, plus "Parker's Mood", "Molasses", "Funky Mama (Blue Moon Bootleg Version)", "Money (That's What I Want)" and lots more. 10 tracks on the original album – plus 13 bonus tracks! CD
(Includes obi.)

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Laika FatienMisery – A Tribute To Billie Holiday ... CD
Nocturne (France), 2008. Used ... $9.99
A really great little album – and light years from the straight torch tribute you might expect! Laika Fatien's working here with bold piano help from Robert Glasper – a player whose soulful, flowing tones have made his Blue Note albums some real recent treasures in our collections – and whose music here is a perfect match for Laika's righteous style of singing! Although the tunes are familiar numbers from the Billie Holiday songbook, the execution is quite different than the originals – often not as fragile, with a brooding sense of power that's totally great – especially on the tunes that bring in some added work from saxophonist David El Malek. If you dug Laika's previous album, you'll like this one equally well – and hopefully the Holiday connection will hip some new listeners to her sound too, and bring this excellent singer a wide new audience. Titles include "Lady's Back In Town", "You Can't Lose A Broken Heart", "All Of You", "Misery", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Strange Fruit", "Gloomy Sunday", and "Left Alone". CD

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Michael FeinsteinMichael Feinstein Sings The Burton Lane Songbook Vol 2 ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Ella FitzgeraldComplete Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". Features bonus tracks not on the original album! CD

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook – Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook – Vol 3 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbooks (3CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used 3 CDs ... $9.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle – on 3CDs' worth of tunes by George & Ira Gershwin! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers & Hart Song Book Vol 2 ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
A classic vocal set from Ella – filled with standards from the Rodgers & Hart songbook! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with a deep groove.)

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Ella FitzgeraldGeorge & Ira Gershwin Songbook ... LP
Verve, 1958/1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some aging at the spine.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook (3 CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 3 CDs ... $11.99
Ella's performing songs written by or associated with Duke–what could be better? Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band. CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some light edgewear.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris ... LP
Philips, 1963. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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
(White label stereo promo with deep groove. Labels have a spot of marker. Cover has light wear & some discoloration from age.)

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Nat King ColeComplete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (18CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Mosaic, Late 40s. Used 18CD ... $399.99
A true treasure trove – a wealth of material only issued on 78s, with full book and discographical details! CD
(Out of print – hand numbered limited edition! Includes all CDs, book and box!)

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Chris ConnorFinest Of Chris Connor ... LP
Bethlehem, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $4.99
A tasty little 2LP set – one that collects the excellent late 50s vocal work cut for the Bethlehem label by Chris Connor! At the time, Chris had a sound that she virtually invented – icy vocals backed by small combo jazz, in a very spare and subtle setting – and the sound was, and is, tremendous – filled with sadness, longing, and booze-soaked sorrow. Instrumentation on the set is by the groups of Ellis Larkins, Vinnie Burke, and Ralph Sharon – and titles include "Trouble Is A Man", "Lush Life", "Out Of This World", "I Hear Music", "All About Ronnie", "Lullaby Of Birdland", and "The Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris ConnorMisty ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
An unusual set from the legendary vocalist Chris Connor – a record that's graced with a boozy later image of Chris on the front, but which features a host of rare gems from her late 50s years at Atlantic Records! There's some really wonderful work on the record that easily matches, if not beats Chris Connor gems on some of her bigger albums of the time – especially since some of the cuts show Connor trying out some new modes, and new ideas – elements that go past her usual vocal jazz styles, with some cool inflections that really open things up. Highlights include great versions of "Senor Blues", "Moon Ride", "I Sold My Heart To The Junkman", and "Invitation" – plus "Long Hot Summer", "Fortune Cookies", "Circus", and "Flying Home". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Vic DamoneDamone Type Of Thing ... LP
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A surprising bit of genius from Vic Damone – an album done in a mature, adult, easy-going style that we really love! The set's got echoes of 60s Sinatra and Tony Bennett – but also shares a lot with the newer sophistication that was being crafted by some of the hipper female singers of the time – a mode that eschews the charts and bypasses the younger crowd, and goes straight for the boozy, older audiences who've had their hearts broken enough to really get the spirit of the tunes! Arrangements are by Perry Botkin, J Hill, and Dick Grove – and titles include "It Never Entered My Mind", "The More I See You", "I'll Find You A Rainbow", "Two For The Road", "I Never Go There Any More", and "Arrivederci My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi.)

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Eliane EliasThree Americas ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker on booklet cover.)

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Georgie FameSurvival – A Career Anthology 1963 to 2015 (6CD set) ... CD
Universal (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 6CD ... $74.99 106.99
An incredible package of work by the legendary Georgie Fame – the first to ever fully document his talents, and also present a lot of rare work from every different stage in his career! Yes, there's already been a box on the market that documents Fame's early work – but that material only makes up the first CD or two on this set, and is quickly followed by loads of unusual tracks from the 70s – a time when Georgie was moving past the R&B-inspired sounds of his early career, taking off in new soulful modes, then returning to straighter jazz in later years. All that great span of sounds is here – and is a wonderful journey in music, as Fame never lost his charm, or the groove that first got him going – and the package brings together early Polydor material with later sides for Columbia, Island, Pye, and other labels – and includes 18 tracks that have never appeared before from the late 60s and early 70s, plus lots of other rare singles and unusual cuts too. There's a full unreleased live show from 1974 that's wonderful, some sweet electric early 70s sides that are appearing for the first time, and lots more too – all in a special box with 6CDs, a 48 page hardcover book, and a whopping 110 tracks in all. Take it from us – we're MASSIVE fans of this totally unique singer – and even though we have just about everything else we can get from him, there's still plenty here to make the box totally essential for our collection! CD

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Ella FitzgeraldHello Love ... CD
Verve, 1957/1959. Used ... $5.99
Ella swings it nicely with the orchestra of Frank DeVol on this set of standards and classics – an overlooked treat from her late 50s years – and a set that's overflowing with great little numbers! The album's got a sound that's lush at times, but never overly emotive – thanks to Ella's keen ear for jazz in the tunes, which works strongly against DeVol's sometimes tendency to overarrange. The album's a nice contrast to some of Ella's Songbook work from the time – and titles include "You Go To My Head", "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year", "Lost In A Fog", "So Rare", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Tenderly". CD
(Out of print.)

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Slim GaillardSearching For You – The Lost Singles Of McVouty 1958 to 1974 ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Totally great work from the legendary Slim Gaillard – a host of rare singles from a time when the jazz vocal genius wasn't very strongly represented on record! Slim first rose to fame on the LA scene of the 40s – where his hip-talking, jive-scatting approach to music was a key precursor to the world of R&B – a way of mixing deeper roots, jazz-based class, and a strong sense of humor – to create a new sound that few folks could touch, and countless more would copy over the years! Yet after some 50s albums on Verve and Dot, Slim really dropped out of sight – but was still recording very groovy material for a variety of small labels – tracks that are all featured here, for the first time on CD since their original 45s. The set's great – very strong sounds that really continue Slim's great legacy, and also move him into a bit of a 60s soul vibe too. The large book features notes on the tracks, and label scans for every single – and even though we've been lifetime fans of Slim, most of this material was new for us. Titles include "Dr Free", "I Love You", "Frank Rhoads Round", "Baked Beans & A Bottle Of Beer", "Many Things", "Linda Cara", "Searching For You", "Cha Cha Enchilada", "I Don't Know Why", and "Kahlua". CD

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Slim GaillardSlim's Jam – Slim Gaillard 1945-1946 ... LP
Alamac, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
This album is a collection of Gaillard's work from the mid-1940s that apparently doesn't turn up in too many other places. Gaillard plays with an all-star bunch of musicians including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bam Brown, Howard McGhee, Zutty Singleton, Lucky Thompson, Jack McVea, Dodo Marmarosa., Marshall Royal, and Wini Beatty. There are a total of 12 tracks and they include "Dizzy Boogie", "Slim's Jam", "Riff City", "Chicken Rhythm", "Mean Pretty Mama", "Early Mornin Boogie", and "Popity Pop". LP, Vinyl record album

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Giacomo GatesWhat Time Is It ... CD
Savant, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Great work from Giacomo Gates – a real underground hero in the world of vocal jazz – and one of the few singers who can turn out the kinds of records that we used to love from artists like Mark Murphy or Jon Hendricks! Backing is by a tight quintet – with the mighty Jerry Weldon on tenor, plus John Di Martino on piano and Tony Lambardozzi on guitar – all artists who provide the right sort of soulful, swinging sound to let Gates sound as groovy as can be! There's some great tracks here from the hipster jazz songbook, plus some other overlooked gems – and titles include "Somebody Buy Me A Drink", "Mr Kicks", "Disappointed", "Spinnin", "Too Many Things", "A Few Bucks Ahead", and "In Cognito". CD

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