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✨✧ Shirley BasseyDiamonds Are Forever - Remixes ... CD
EMI, 1960s/2000. Used ... $5.99
Pretty darn wonderful! We've always dug the 60s work of Shirley Bassey – and we can remember how her brassy vocals first thrilled us when we were kids sitting up to watch Goldfinger on the late show – but now the great one's majestic voice has been wonderfully remixed in a tasty batch of tracks designed to take Shirley into the next century! The set's way way better than we expected – and instead of just cutting Shirley's original tracks to bits, the remixers have been very sensitive to the original groove, adding in funky beats at just the right parts, and giving the tunes lovely flourishes like extra keyboards, funky sample riffs, and some nicely compressed instrumentation. Sure to please both fans of Shirley's classic work and lovers of recent loungecore remix projects – and solid all the way through. "Light My Fire" is remixed by Kenny Dope, "Where Do I Begin" remixed by Team, "Goldfinger" remixed by Propellerheads, "Easy Thing To Do" remixed by Nightmares On Wax, "Diamonds Are Forever" remixed by Mantronix, "Spinning Wheel" remixed by DJ Spinna, and "If You Go Away" remixed by Moloko. A wonderful way to get Shirley's old catalog going again! CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, disc has a promotional stamp.)

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Blossom DearieMy Gentleman Friend (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve/Polygram (UK), 1959. Used ... $16.99
A magical exercise in understatement – and one of Blossom's best albums for Verve! The late 50s session features Blossom back in the US and working with a small combo that includes Bobby Jaspar on flute, Ray Brown on bass, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Ed Thigpen on drums – all grooving with Blossom's vocals and piano in a spare, yet swinging approach to jazz! The tracks are touched with those wonderful little touches and sweetly-voiced moments that always make Blossom's records better than the rest – and titles include "Little Jazz Bird", "Gentleman Friend", "Boum", "L'Etang", and "Chez Moi". CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayEssential Billie Holiday Carnegie Hall Concert ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $3.99
A very unusual concert from Billie Holiday – one that features narration by Gilbert Millstein, telling the story of Billie's life! The format is quite unusual – almost a live documentary, with the subject of the documentary there in person herself! Millstein narrates from the start, and Billie emerges with songs throughout – using Millstein's narration to bracket portions of her career, then delivering the tunes associated with that portion. Backing is by an all-hip group that includes Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell, Chico Hamilton, Roy Eldridge, and Buck Clayton – and titles include "I Cried For You", "My Man", "Don't Explain", "Lady Sings The Blues", "Body & Soul", "I Love My Man", and "Yesterdays". CD

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Abbey LincolnIt's Magic ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $7.99
Early work by Abbey – recorded in a mode that's straighter than she'd sound a few years later – less angry, more like other jazz vocalists of the time, but still with that unmistakable Abbey Lincoln quality in the voice! The arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson – using that light angular edge that always makes his work such a great fit for a hip singer – and other players on the set include Kenny Dorham, Curtis Fuller, Jerome Richardson, Wynton Kelly, and Sahib Shihab. Titles include "I Am In Love", "An Occasional Man", "Out Of The Past", "Love", "Little Niles", "Exactly Like You", and "Just For Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kevin MahoganyDouble Rainbow ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... $4.99
With Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Ralph Moore, and Lewis Nash. CD

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✨✧ Jimmy ScottI Go Back Home ... CD
Eden River, 2016. Used ... $9.99
The last album ever recorded by the legendary Jimmy Scott – the jazz singer who first recorded in the 50s, then spent decades in obscurity – only to be revived to great fame in the last 20 years of his life! This album's a wonderful tribute to Jimmy – as it features the singer's unique voice in the company of an all-star lineup – both singers and instrumentalists who help make the album one of his most special in later years! Backings often feature some light strings, underscoring the darker tones in the music – and players include Joey DeFrancesco on Hammond and trumpet, Kenny Barron on piano, Til Bronner on trumpet, and James Moody and Bob Mintzer on tenor. Guest singers include Oscar Castro Neves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Renee Olstead, and even Joe Pesci – on titles that include "Love Letters", "If I Ever Lost You", "Motherless Child", "The Nearness Of You", "Poor Butterfly", "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", and "Everybody Is Somebody's Fool". CD
Also available I Go Back Home ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ Sandy GrahamSandy Graham ... CD
Muse, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut album from Sandy Graham – a singer who never broke big in the years to follow, but who really wins us over with this late 80s gem on Muse! The session's got the sort of simple, understated approach the label does best – a really classic way of recording a singer, but one that's not caught up in the torchy cliches that other companies were starting to hit at the time. The whole thing's almost an update of the Prestige Records 60s vocal mode – and like that approach, the group here is as great as the singer – with Kenny Burrell on guitar, Gerald Wiggins on piano, and Herman Riley on sax and flute – all great players who are given ample opportunity to shape the sound of the set. Titles include "Don't Explain", "Key Largo", "Faces", "Whisper Not", "Slow Hot Wind", "The Race", "Wishing Well", and "Ace In The Hole". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Abbey LincolnIt's Me ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Abbey at her recent best – working in a style that's mostly traditional, but which also has some of the darker edges of her earlier years. The album features a core group led by Kenny Barron, and featuring James Spaulding and Julien Lourau on saxes – and a number of tracks on the album feature larger orchestrations by Laurent Cugny or Alan Broadbent. Abbey's voice is as wonderful and distinctive as ever (so you can forget the "Billie Holiday" mention on the front sticker!) – and the set features six new original compositions. Titles include "They Call It Jazz", "Love Is Made", "Skylark", "It's Me Oh Lord", "Can You Dig It", and "The Search". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big BandSound Venture (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the jazziest early albums from Georgie Fame – a set that has him singing with the big band of Harry South, at a level that's a lot more complicated than some of his other work with The Blue Flames! The style here still has that mod 60s London feel, but it also has some deeper inflections as well – modes borrowed a bit from Jon Hendricks or Mose Allison, yet served up with even greater complexity – at a level that really points towards the tremendous growth Fame would unleash over the next few years. Members of the group include Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Tony Coe, Dick Morrisey, Kenny Wheeler, and many other key Brit jazz figures of the time – and titles include "Three Blind Mice", "Dawn Yawn", "Feed Me", "Lovey Dovey", "Lil Darlin", "Lil Pony", "I Am Missing You", and "Many Happy Returns". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – most of them more soul-oriented, with titles that include "El Bandido", "Getaway", "Outrage", "Walking The Dog", "Move It On Over", and "Don't Make Promises". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Sound Venture (with bonus tracks) ... CD 10.99

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