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Ann MargretOn The Way Up ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
One of the most respectable of Ann-Margret's 60s sides for RCA – an early effort that features some tunes recorded in Nashville with Chet Atkins, who gives the lady a nicely countrified bounce! Side one is the "rock side", and has Ann doing some especially nice numbers in this mode – never too over the top and with electric bass setting a nice tone for the tunes. Dick Pierce also handles some arrangements on the set too – a bit more in the usual Ann-Margret mode, but still never too over the top. Titles include "Oh Lonesome Me", "Slowly", "What Do You Want From Me", "I Just Don't Understand", "His Ring", and "Could It Be". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony BennettTony Bennett At Carnegie Hall – The Complete Concert ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
A nice little 2CD set – one that features the full 1962 Carnegie Hall concert by Tony, with a second CD that gives the album enough space to add in a huge amount of previously unreleased tracks! The performance has Tony singing with both the trio of Ralph Sharon, and a larger orchestra – making for a good blend of the styles he'd been working on his early albums for Columbia, presented here in a way that has the unreleased tracks put in the same order as they were originally recorded – making for a full concert with hardly any breaks. The set boasts 44 tracks in all – with titles that include "Firefly", "The Rules Of The Road", "Without A Song", "It Amazes Me", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", "Lazy Afternoon", "My Ship", "Speak Low", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Just In Time", and "That Old Black Magic". CD

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Blossom DearieMay I Come In? ... CD
Capitol, 1964. Used ... $6.99
A great album from Blossom Dearie – done with a soaring jazzy groove that makes it one of her best! Blossom's working here with Capitol arranger Jack Marshall – and he gives the album a much more upfront approach than some of Blossom's sparer sides for Verve – a groove, a bounce, and a sweeping sort of sound that works wonderfully with Dearie's sweetly-crafted vocals. We love the sound a lot, and wonder why Blossom hardly ever recorded in this mode again – save, perhaps, for her excellent British sides from the end of the 60s. The album includes a wonderful vocal version of Henry Mancini's "Charade", plus other great cuts that include "Love Is A Necessary Evil", "I Wish You Love", "In Love Again", "Quiet Nights", and "May I Come In". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mitzi GaynorMitzi (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1958. Used ... $14.99
The debut vocal album from Mitzi Gaynor – a talent best known at the time for her work in the field of dance, but who comes across pretty nicely on this Verve set! Backings are by Pete King, who gives the record a lightly swinging quality that almost recalls some of Mitzi's more evocative moves on the dancefloor – and Mitzi follows through with a lusty, womanly style that's very much in keeping with the sexy image on the cover! Titles include "Rain", "Nobody Else But Me", "Do What You Do", "Lazy", and "Do It Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of ParisDizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris ... CD
Philips, 1963. Used ... $3.99
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) CD
(Out of print pressing.)

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Nellie LutcherReal Gone/Our New Nellie ... CD
Capitol/Collectables, Early 50s/Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
A bit jazz, a bit R&B, and swingin all the way through – the great Nellie Lutcher was one of the better singers of her generation, and it's a darn shame that she's not as well remembered as some of her other postwar musical contemporaries. This long-overdue set brings together two different albums of Nellie's – Real Gone, cut for Capitol during the early 50s, and sort of a collection of singles based around her hit "He's A Real Gone Guy"; and Our New Nellie, cut a few years later for Liberty, and which is a more unified album of jazzy material, cut with backings by the great Russ Garcia. Both albums have been out of print for years, and together, they make up a 24-track retrospective of Nellie's career that finally gives her her due. Titles include "Have You Ever Been Lonely", "Hurry On Down", "Come & Get It, Honey", "That's A Plenty", "So Nice To See You", "Do You, Or Don't You Love Me", "Fine Brown Frame", "Rose Colored Glasses", and "You Made Me Love You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lucy Ann PolkLucky Lucy Ann ... CD
Mode/VSOP, 1957. Used ... $8.99
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

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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. Used ... $5.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". CD features bonus tracks "Save Me" an d"Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry". CD

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSings The Mancini Songbook ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1964. Used ... $7.99
Sarah Vaughan and Henry Mancini – a surprising combination, and one that's served up in an equally surprising style! The set was cut at the height of Mancini's 60s popularity, but the overall feel is quite different than his groovy soundtracks – and much more in the mature, boozy style that Vaughan was using at the time. Arrangers are a varied lot – the set includes work by Bob James, Frank Foster, Bill Holman, and Billy Byers – which gives the tunes a nice sense of variety, too – not the usual "in the mode of" record you might get from a set focused on a single composer. There's a few standout groovers – including a great vocal version of "Peter Gunn" – but most things are nice and mellow, and titles include "Dear Heart", "Charade", "Slow Hot Wind", "Mr Lucky", "It Had Better Be Tonight", and "How Soon". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)
 
 
 



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