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Sammy Davis JrWham Of Sam ... CD
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
(Warner Archives pressing.)

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Blossom DearieGive Him The Ooh-La-La ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1957. Used ... $6.99
One of Blossom Dearie's fantastic albums for Verve – all of which stand as some of the best recorded work she ever did! The album features Blossom in a warm intimate group, which gives great focus to her endearing voice, and lively piano. She's backed by Ray Brown and Herb Ellis, and she sings some nice groovy numbers that hearken back to her days in France – including "The Riviera", "Plus Je T'Embrasse", and "Give Him The Ooh-La-La", plus an alternate take of "Give Him The Ooh-La-La". Nice stuff, and with a groovy cover to boot! CD

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Lena HorneSoul ... CD
EMI/United Artists, 1966. Used ... $1.99
Groovy Lena Horne from the 60s – an album that's a heck of a lot hipper and more swinging than most of her sets from a decade before! That unmistakable Horne style of singing is still very much in place here – but the backings are often tightly punctuated, with a gently soulful groove that definitely lives up to the title, and which serves up most of the tracks with a nice little sense of rhythm. Ray Ellis is working here with Lena on the backings – and his style is arguably a bit groovier than usual too, with more of the syncopations you might find in mid 60s Quincy Jones or Oliver Nelson. Titles include "I Got A Worried Man", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Love Bug", "Taste Of Honey", "I'd Like To Hear It Sometime", and "You Know What To Do". CD

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Barbara LeaWoman In Love (Audiophile) ... CD
Riverside/Audiophile, 1955/1978. Used ... $7.99
A beautiful early album from vocalist Barbara Lea – her only session for Riverside, and a date that's a bit leaner lighter than some of her albums for Prestige! The group on here is totally great – the Billy Taylor Trio with bassist Earl May and drummer Percy Brice – augmented by guitarist Jimmy Shirley and trumpeter Johnny Windhurst, the latter of whom slides in some well-placed lines that really keep things fresh, and help push the album away from the usual territory of a vocal-plus-trio album. Lea's approach to the tunes is a bit like that of another Lee – Lee Wiley – but in a way that strips things down a bit more, and gives the traditional numbers a slightly more modern inflection. Titles include "Love Me", "As Long As I Live", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "A Woman Alone With The Blues", "I Didn't Know About You", and "Thinking Of You". CD

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Peggy LeeBlues Cross Country (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... $8.99
One of Peggy Lee's jazziest albums, thanks to some pretty darn smart arrangements by a young Quincy Jones! Quincy takes Peggy's great vocal style and gives it a nice extra umph, in the way that he did on similar vocal sessions from the same time (like Sinatra's famous "Fly Me to the Moon"). And despite the fact that the set also tries to include too many songs with the word "blues" in the title, the whole thing swings nicely, and it does include a lot of lesser-known tracks like "Boston Beans", " The Train Blues", "Los Angeles Blues", and "The Grain Belt Blues". Also includes 2 non-LP bonus cuts – "The Shining Sea" and "Hey! Look Me Over". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ranee LeeLives Upstairs ... CD
Justin Time, 2009. Used ... $2.99

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Carmen McRaeFine & Mellow – Live At Birdland West ... CD
Concord, 1988. Used ... $5.99
A mighty nice setting for Carmen McRae, and a bit different than usual too – especially given that the backing group is a pretty soulful tenor/organ combo! Jack McDuff handles the Hammond, and Red Holloway plays both tenor and alto, with some nice comping from Phil Upchurch on guitar in the group – and this mix of hip players gives the set a more soulful swing than some other McRae dates from the time – and from other times as well – almost going for the feel of some of the 60s Etta Jones sets on Prestige. Titles include "Black & Blue", "My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More", "Fine & Mellow", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry", and "One More Chance". CD

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Lucy Ann PolkLucky Lucy Ann (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mode/Muzak (Japan), 1957. Used ... $12.99
A rare album cut by singer Lucy Ann Polk – a magical Mode session from the label's best year of 1957, featuring backing by a sextet that includes Marty Paich on piano, Bob Hardaway on tenor, and Tony Rizzi on guitar. Paich seems to have done the arrangements for the set, and he gives it an open-ended, relaxed feel that's pretty unusual for the time – really letting Lucy have a lot of space, but still also allowing for some nice instrumental solos as well! Titles include "Memphis In June", "Sitting In The Sun", "When The Sun Comes Out", "I'm Just A Lucky So & So", and "How About You". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Shel SilversteinFreakin At The Freakers Ball ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1972. Used ... $8.99
One of the trippiest albums ever recorded by creative wordsmith Shel Silverstein – an amazing talent who's known for his famous work with Playboy, his poetry for kids, and even his contributions to country music! This set's got a wild style that definitely lives up to the Freakers Ball promised in the title – kind of a hippie happening that feels like it's recorded live in the studio, with Shel almost making up the words as he goes along – yet also grooving with a style that's tighter than ever, and which has some surprising undercurrents of funk at times. Given the playful themes of the tunes, the record's not far off from a Schoolhouse Rock feel at points – although the overall content is far more adult! Titles include "Liberated Lady 1999", "The Peace Proposal", "Stacy Brown Got Too", "Polly In A Porny", "I Got Stoned & I Missed It", and "Freakin At The Freakers Ball". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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Monica ZetterlundMake Mine Swedish Style (Japanese paper sleeve version) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1964. Used ... $21.99
Make ours Swedish Style too! This set's one of the best early albums by Swedish singer Monica Zetterlund – one of our favorite singers ever, and one of those rare European lovelies who could sing in English with the best of American vocalists, but who could also pick up on the changes in European jazz at the time, and take her work past the usual standards of vocal jazz. This nicely swinging set features Monica's voice over backings by the Bill McGuffie Quartet, a tight little ensemble that includes a conga, which gives the tracks a nice rolling groove – always a plus, considering how much Monica loves to swing! Titles include "Left Alone", "Blue Prelude", "He's My Guy", "Detour Ahead", "You've Changed", and "The Second Time Around". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Includes obi.)
Also available Make Mine Swedish Style (Japanese paper sleeve version) ... CD 26.99

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