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✨✧ Jimmy RushingRushing Lullabies ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
A killer album by Jimmy – and certainly one of his best later records! The album includes the amazing track "Russian Lullaby", done in a totally swinging jazz version with Ray Bryant, Buddy Tate, and Sir Charles Thompson on organ. The track's incredible, and still sends shivers down our spines when we hear it – even though we've owned it for years! Other material's pretty darn great, too – including "Three Long Years", "Did You Ever", "I Cried for You", and "You Can't Run Around". Great organ by Thompson really makes the set swing! LP, Vinyl record album
(6-eye pressing with deep groove. Labels have some pen and marks from sticker removal. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a Demonstration stamp, sticker, and some marker on back.)

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✨✧ Sathima Bea BenjaminMemories And Dreams ... LP
Ekapa, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An beautiful set of jazzy vocal numbers featuring backing from players who aren't often heard n this setting, by Benjamin, one of a small number of shining lights on the jazz vocal scene in the 80s. The group here includes Onaje Allan Gumbs on piano, Buster Williams on bass, Carlos Ward on reeds and either Billy Higgins or Ben Riley on drums, with Abdullah Ibrahim overseeing the set in the producer's seat. Although the numbers are nice and concise, the players get a chance to demonstrate the reaching, soul jazz approach that they're known for, really shining on Benjamin's "Liberation Suite" which makes up side one of the album, featuring her excellent number "Africa", plus "Nations In Me – New Nation A Coming" and "Children Of Soweto", while the second side is more traditional jazz numbers and standards, including "Till There Was You", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "In A Sentimenal Mood" and "Daydream". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayRecital By Billie Holiday ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not really a recital in the "live" sense, in that the album's a studio session – but a great batch of classic Verve sides by Billie Holiday! The care and quality of the record definitely demonstrate that the Verve years are some of Holiday's best – and for the session, Norman Granz has backed up Billie with a great batch of musicians – including Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Flip Philips on tenor, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Oscar Peterson on piano. Tracks include "Remember", "Yesterdays", "He's Funny That Way", "Stormy Weather", "My Man", and "Lover Come Back To Me" – and the cover has a portrait of Billie by David Stone Martin! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc "Clef Series" pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate wear and a split top seam & spine.)

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✨✧ Buddy GrecoMy Buddy ... LP
Epic, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Yellow label Stereorama pressing. Cover has a Demonstration stamp on back and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeTorchy/Blue Moon ... CD
Decca (UK), 1955/1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two early gems from Carmen McRae – back to back on one CD! Torchy is a wonderfully titled set that's certainly plenty torchy all the way through! Carmen's singing in a lush, romantic style – working with backings from Jack Pleis and Ralph Burns – in a mode that features larger orchestrations, but which still very much has Carmen's vocals at the top of the mix. As was well demonstrated by Carmen in many later recordings, she hardly needs a band to help her set a mood – and on this set, although the orchestra is large, they're there mostly to color in the spaces between the notes, and create more of backdrop for Carmen's evocative vocals. Titles include "But Beautiful", "Midnight Sun", "My Future Just Passed", "Yesterdays", "Star Eyes", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Speak Low". Blue Moon is some of the hippest early work ever cut by Carmen McRae – with backings by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy, and a great selection of songs that brings out all the sophistication in Carmen's style, yet stays away from overly-done standards and love numbers. The set's a perfect example of how great Carmen could be in the right setting – and it's filled with great tracks like "All This Could Lead To Love", "I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket", "Summer Is Gone", "I Was Doing All Right", and "Even If It Breaks My Heart". CD
 
 
 



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