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Nat King ColeAt The Sands ... LP
Capitol, 1959/1960. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
An important album by Nat King Cole – one that presented him in a live format, working in front of a very relaxed crowd at the Sands, expressing himself in a way that's quite different than some of his studio albums. The staid sound of Cole is opened up a bit here in the live set – a bit more relaxed, not necessarily improvised, but with a familiarity that shows Nat as more of an entertainer than you might expect. Titles include "Thou Swell", "Ballerina", "Funny (Not Much)", "I Wish You Love", "You Leave Me Breathless", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Nat King ColeGreatest Hits (Capitol) ... CD
Capitol, 1940s/Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nat King ColeLive At The Circle Room ... CD
Capitol, 1947. Used ... $9.99
Rare unrelased recordings by the legendary Nat King Cole Trio! Forget all the soppy pop stuff you've heard a million times – this is the real deal, the kind of stuff that got Nat noticed in the first place, and the type of material that he was playing for LA audiences in the immediate postwar years. The trio features the great Oscar Moore on guitar, plus Johnny Miller on bass and Nat on piano and vocals. Tracks include "Everyone Is Saying Hello Again", "I Found A New Baby", "My Sugar Is So Refined", "I'm Through With Love", "Oh, But I Do", and "I You Can't Smile & Say Yes". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout notch.)

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Nat King ColeNat King Cole Story ... CD
Capitol, 1940s/1950s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Morgana KingIt's A Quiet Thing ... LP
Reprise, 1965. Very Good- ... $0.99
A rich effort from Morgana King – the first of her rare Reprise LPs – and a record that shows incredible range and an ability to bring a heavy, textural mood to just about any kind of tune! Torrie Zito's arrangements on It's A Quiet Thing are lush, but, well, quietly so – and Morgana's vocals can build from what's kind of a deep vibrato hush to a really soaring affect! It's nice stuff – with an approach to well known songs of the time that's quite unique! Titles include "It's A Quiet Thing", "Dindi", "Gone With The Wind", "Little Blue Girl", "Mountain High, Valley Low", "How Insensitive", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Deep Song" and "If You Should Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri color stereo pressing.)

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Morgana KingMiss Morgana King ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and staining along the opening.)

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Morgana KingStretchin' Out ... LP
Muse, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic step forward for singer Morgana King – just the kind of record that really let the vocalist unlock all the sort of special power that would set her apart from the rest for decades to come! Morgana's got this completely distinct approach to jazz singing – a mode that's short on attack, robust on decay, and which flows in a way that really illustrates the lessons the lady learned from instrumentation – a sense of flow and phrasing that makes her instantly recognizable, no matter what the setting. Arrangements by Torrie Zito – with the same hip, dark mode he used with Tony Bennett – and titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "Easy To Love", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Corcovado", "When The World Was Young/Young & Foolish", and "Lazy Afternoon". CD
Also available With A Taste Of Honey ... LP 1.99

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Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
A fantastic step forward for singer Morgana King – just the kind of record that really let the vocalist unlock all the sort of special power that would set her apart from the rest for decades to come! Morgana's got this completely distinct approach to jazz singing – a mode that's short on attack, robust on decay, and which flows in a way that really illustrates the lessons the lady learned from instrumentation – a sense of flow and phrasing that makes her instantly recognizable, no matter what the setting. Arrangements by Torrie Zito – with the same hip, dark mode he used with Tony Bennett – and titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "Easy To Love", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Corcovado", "When The World Was Young/Young & Foolish", and "Lazy Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available With A Taste Of Honey ... CD 13.99

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Nancy King & Glen MooreImpending Bloom ... CD
Justice, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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King Pleasure/Annie RossKing Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A record that revolutionized the concept of jazz vocals in the 50s – thanks to famous performances by Annie Ross and King Pleasure! The tracks on the LP include Ross' early interpretations of Wardell Gray's classics "Twisted" and "Farmer's Market", and the King Pleasure set includes classics like "Red Top", "This Is Always", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and his great duet with Jon Hendricks, "Don't Get Scared". A landmark LP of jazz vocal sides, and one that no fan of vocalese should be without. CD
(Early CD pressing with the same 12 tracks as the original LP.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeBig Band Cole ... CD
Capitol, 1958/1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great recordings by Nat – featuring backings by the Count Basie and Stan Kenton bands! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeJust One Of Those Things ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "When Your Lover Has Gone", "These Foolish Things", "Just For The Fun Of It", "The Party's Over", and "The Song Is Ended". Billy May arrangements! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeNat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little session that's one of Nat's last great vocal albums – thanks to some solid jazz backing by George Shearing. Shearing's group here is a super-hip west coast Latin one, with Emil Richards on vibes, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Al McKibbon on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Most tracks have them augmented by some larger backings by Ralph Carmichael – which creates this dreamy jazzy pillow for Nat to sing over. Cole's voice is still super-sweet and super-sexy, and the record is a good mix of ballads and more jazzy material. Titles include "Lost April", "Azure-Te", "September Song", "Don't Go", "There's A Lull In My Life", and "Serenata". Plus, the CD includes 3 bonus tracks not on the original album! CD

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✨✧ Nat King ColePiano Style Of Nat King Cole ... CD
Capitol, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeRamblin' Rose ... CD
Capitol, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeWorld Of Nat King Cole ... CD
Capitol, 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD with 28 tracks – music both by the early King Cole Trio, and by Nat solo – with titles that include "Nature Boy", "Too Young", "Send For Me", "Mona Lisa", "On The Street Where You Live", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Smile", and "LOVE". CD

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✨✧ Nat King Cole TrioJumpin At Capitol ... CD
Capitol/Rhino, Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Morgana KingI Know How It Feels To Be Lonely ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ King PleasureKing Pleasure (aka Golden Days) ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful beautiful record, and still one of the greatest jazz vocal albums ever made. The great King Pleasure sings in a raspy vocalese style similar to Jon Hendricks or Eddie Jefferson, but with a sense of warmth and delivery that the two of them never seem to reach. The set list here features a stellar batch of tracks with lyrics by Pleasure, including "The New Symphony Sid", "No, Not Much", "Parker's Mood", and "Golden Days". There's some great accompaniment by LA hard bop players like Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wiggins, and Harold Land, and the whole set sparkles with imagination and warmth. Plus, the liner notes include a cool set of notes about Pleasure's crazy philosophy called Planetism. Wild stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming – an unusual Chicago ensemble that includes Wilber Wynn on guitar, Ronald Wilson on flute and oboe, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Audrey Jones on bongos – a musical lineup that brings in a different sort of sophistication to the record, shading tunes with moody colors on flute and oboe that perfectly support Alexandria's soulful and sensitive interpretations of the tunes. The whole thing is pure genius, and a key look at the new levels of sophistication that were bubbling everywhere on the Chicago scene during the years of Jamal and Sun Ra. Lorez Sings Pres follows in a very similar mode – with backing by a Chicago group that again includes King Fleming piano, plus Charles Stepney on vibes, Paul Serrano on trumpet, and Vernel Fournier on drums – an extremely hip lineup that makes the record far more than just the Lester Young tribute promised in the title! But despite the instrumentalists, the real star on all sides is Alexandria – who sings with dark tones and deep colors that go far beyond conventional jazz vocals – all carried off with that slightly breathy mode that was one more unique aspect of her work! CD features all tracks from both albums – a total of 22 titles that include "Snowstorm", "I'm Glad There Is You", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'm Making Believe", "Necessity", "Penthouse Serenade", "DB Blues", "This Year's Kisses", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "Jumping With Symphony Sid", and a key early reading of "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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Patti AustinBody Language ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet blend of jazz and soul from Patti Austin – and a set that's a bit different than some other CTI albums of the 70s – given that it was recorded down south, at deep soul powerhouse Muscle Shoals! The sound is surprisingly rootsy on a few numbers – and warmly jazzy on others – and Patti's still got all the polish she picked up from her years with Quincy Jones, but she's also stepping out a bit more as an artist with a stronger emotional palette. Austin works with some great original material that includes the tracks "(Ooh-Wee) He's Killing Me" and "I Can't Stop" – as well as surprising covers, like Squeeze's "Another Nail From My Heart", Isaac Hayes' "Body Language", and Bob Seeger's "We've Got Tonight". (Soul, Vocalists) CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Patti AustinHavana Candy ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Havana Candy, indeed – as singer Patti Austin's in her sweetest mode of the 70s – stepping off of years of background vocals for others, and really emerging as a great soul star on her own! Patti got the chance to cut some soul singles back in her early days – but work like this really unlocks her jazzier side, too – that spirit she developed in her work with Quincy Jones, taken to even more expressive heights on her own. Arrangements are by Larry Rosen and Dave Grusin – moody, mellow in a style that's perfect for Patti's voice – and players on the set include Grusin on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Ralph MacDonald on percussion – all-star CTI players who really keep things rights! Titles include "I Need Somebody", "We're In Love", "Lost In The Stars", "Havana Candy", and "I Just Want To Know". (Soul, Vocalists) CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Jackie & RoyWilder Alias ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
Jackie & Roy are definitely getting bit wilder here – hitting an electric early 70s CTI mode, and really growing a lot in the process! The session has the vocal pair working with CD players who include Hubert Laws on flute, Joe Farrell on saxes, Roy Pennington on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – all working with arrangements from Roy that are every bit as hip as the Don Sebesky treatments they previously got on CTI. The tracks are all longish, with plenty of room for complex vocals and great interaction with the instruments – and the titles are all originals, sounding really great and creative! Titles include "Good & Rich", "The Way We Are", "Waltz For Dana", "Niki's Song", and "A Wilder Alias". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Helen MerrillHelen Merrill In Tokyo/Helen Merrill Sings Folk ... CD
King (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
2 very obscure sessions from vocalist Helen Merrill – both recorded in Tokyo during the early 60s! The first half of the CD is from the album Helen Merrill In Tokyo – a wonderful small combo set arranged by drummer Takeshi Inomata, played by a combo that includes alto, baritone, and trumpet – all used in a cool and laidback mode that resonates nicely with Merrill's more familiar 50s sides on Mercury. Helen's in great form vocally – often singing in that almost-effortless mode that we love in her classic work – and titles include "It Never Entered My Mind", "Bewitched", "You Do Something To Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "Good Morning Heartache", and "My Favorite Things". Next up are 12 more tracks from Helen Merrill Sings Folk – a rare entry in the "jazz meets folk" style that was popular in the early 60s, and which is done here with a nice degree of subtlety. The tunes are all from folk sources, but get some gentle jazz reworkings by arrangers Norio Maeda and Masao Yogi – hardly folksy at all in their instrumentation, but spare and spacious enough to let Merrill dominate the tunes as if she were working alone. Highlights include 2 great Japanese folk tunes – "Lullaby Of Chugoku-Chiho" and "Lullaby Of Itsuki" – and other tracks include "Donna Donna", "Black Is The Color", "Motherless Child", and "Wayfarin Stranger". CD

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Esther PhillipsFor All We Know ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Smooth and sophisticated grooving from Esther Phillips – a record that really has her shaking off the rag-tag and rootsy modes of earlier years, and gliding sweetly into the mainstream! Phillips' vocals are still as soulful and compelling as ever, but the backings are quite full – penned by Joe Beck, who also plays a fair bit of guitar on the record too – and done with a sound that's in the same mode as David Matthews' backings for other Kudu sides of the time. There's a definite soul-heavy focus going on here – with some clubby touches too – and titles include "Caravan", "Fever", "Pure Natural Love", "Unforgettable", "For All We Know", "Fools Rush In", and "Going Out Of My Head". (Soul, Vocalists) CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available For All We Know ... LP 3.99

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Esther PhillipsWhat A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a classic set that takes her deeply soulful vocal approach, and sets it to some sweet jazz funk backings – served up by guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal credit on the album cover! The rest of the lineup is equally great – with alto from David Sanborn, more horns from The Brecker Brothers, and even a bit of work from Steve Khan – all fusion superstars in their own right, but who never eclipse Esther's lead. Titles include a good version of Grover Washington's "Mr Magic" – with the same funky undercurrent as the original – plus the tracks "One Night Affair", "I Can Stand A Little Rain", "Hurtin House", "Turn Around Look At Me", and a semi-hit version of "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes". (Soul, Vocalists) CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeTorme – A New Album ... CD
Gryphon/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful mid-career set from Mel Torme – a real sophisticated standout recorded in the years before his later comeback albums on Cocord – with a hip vibe that's relatively unique! The album's one of the late efforts from the Skye Records imprint – recorded in London with full backings from Chris Gunning, who gives Mel some of the same mature charts that Skye brought to the vocals of Grady Tate at the start of the 70s – and like those albums, a balance between larger charts and jazzier moments – punctuated points in the instrumentation that sparkle from contributions by Phil Woods on alto, Barry Miles and Gordon Beck on piano, Vic Juris on guitar, and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet. Mel's wonderful in the setting – a bit free of the cliche of his later years, and wrapped up in a perfect mode that fits his velvet fog sound like a glove – on titles that include some great 70s choices, and even a few Torme originals. Annie Ross provides a bit of guest vocals at one point – and tracks include "It's Too Late", "Never Look Back", "Charade", "Send In The Clowns", "What's This", "Like A Lover", "Ordinary Fool", "New York State Of Mind", and "All In Love Is Fair". CD
 
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Ernestine AllenLet It Roll ... LP
Tru Sound, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Tasty R&B material, recorded on Prestige's short-lived Tru-Sound subsidiary. Ernestine had some earlier fame under the name Anisteen Allen, and this record's got a similar sound to her late 40s work – with lots of smoky vocals, touched by a warm jazz sensibility that gives the material a bit more sophistication than your average R&B shouter. King Curtis leads the group, and titles include "Let It Roll", "Lullaby Of Broadway", "Love For Sale", and "Miss Allen's Blues". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(OBC pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Polly BergenAll Alone By The Telephone ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... $3.99
A bittersweet set of vocals from Polly Bergen – recorded with a sound that really fits her sad-eyed look on the cover! Although Bergen's voice is sometimes confident and full, it's nicely restrained here – often somewhat dark-toned and moody – in ways that remind us of Morgana King, especially in the way that Polly holds back at just the right moments – keeping things mature by never getting too overly emotive. There's a nice sense of depth to the record that goes way beyond simple pop singing – and Luther Henderson's arrangements further help color the sound of the set – by giving it a sense of unity that almost reminds us of some of Sinatra's best blue-toned late 50s albums for Capitol. Titles include "By Myself", "When The Wind Was Green", "All Alone", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Too Late Now", "He Didn't Call", and "Not Like Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape along the top seam.)

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Joe CarrollMan With A Happy Sound ... LP
Charlie Parker, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Dizzy's longtime bebop partner cut this album of vocal tracks in the early 60s, when he was no longer recording with Diz. The record's a good batch of vocalese tracks with a strong bop edge – in the traditon of singers like Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks, and King Pleasure, and the band features a young Grant Green on guitar. The best track is the goofy "Land Of Ooh Bla Dee", but there's lots of other nice ones, like "Wha Wha Blues", "Have You Got A Penny Benny", and "New School Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)

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Georgie FameName Droppin' – Live At Ronnie Scotts ... CD
Go Jazz/Somethin Cool (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $19.99
A great singer, in a great setting – the legendary Georgie Fame, working with a very cool small combo – live in action at Ronnie Scott's club in London! Fame plays piano and organ alongside his wonderful vocals – and the other instrumentation is great, too – with Alan Skidmore on tenor, Peter King on alto, and Anthony Kerr on Vibes – all part of a great group who shift and turn with all the sublimely soulful inflections that Georgie brings to his vocals! There's a few currents of the R&B roots that got Fame started here – but the music has more of that sophisticated swing he brought to his style once he got going – on titles that include "Vinyl" – a great song about record shopping – plus "Jimmy McGroove", "Zulu", "Tell Me How Do You Feel", "Cool Cat Blues", and "Mercy Mercy Mercy/Vanlose Stairway". CD

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Slim GaillardVout For Voutoreenees ... CD
Audio Book & Music (UK), 1940s. Used ... $2.99
Classic work from Slim Gaillard – a vocalist so great, he created his own language! Slim worked in late 30s and early 40s LA – in the years before the city's big post-war R&B boom – and in a mode that would clearly pave the way for Charles Moore, Nat King Cole, and countless others in years to come. Slim's best known for his "vout" style of singing – a unique mode that often had him making up new words in the recording sessions – getting carried away with the rhythmic quality of his own tunes, and vocally improvising in a style that was years ahead of its time. The backings on these sides range from small group trio and quartet numbers, to a few larger orchestra tracks – and all are carried off with a lively approach to the work, and a good healthy dose of the Gaillard sense of humor! The set's a great introduction to Slim's classic years, and features a total of 18 tracks that include "Opera In Vout", "Dunkin Bagel", "Central Avenue Boogie", "Ya Ha Ha", "Cement Mixer", "Laguna", "Slim's Jam", "Buck Dance Rhythm", "Harlem Hunch", "Boogin At Berg's", "Vout Oreenee", and "Chicken Rhythm". 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 ... $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) CD
(Out of print pressing.)

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Gil Scott-HeronFree Will ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $55.99
A really tremendous album from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that stands as one of his greatest statements from the 70s! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry – the latter from his roots as a writer in touch with the streets, and the former part of a brilliant new direction that he was taking on the Flying Dutchman label. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "King Alfred Plan".)

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
A really tremendous album from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that stands as one of his greatest statements from the 70s! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry – the latter from his roots as a writer in touch with the streets, and the former part of a brilliant new direction that he was taking on the Flying Dutchman label. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneReleased ... CD
Camden (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A sparkling set of 21 tracks that are some of Nina's best recordings from the late 60s/early 70s years at RCA! There's a few omissions here that we might have included, were we given the honor of making such a set – but there's plenty of other nice ones, like "Turn Me On", "In The Dark", "Do I Move You?", "Do What You Gotta Do", "Backlash Blues", "My Man's Gone Now", "Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)", and "It Be's That Way Sometimes". Also features some nice live tracks! CD

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Joe Williams & Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of the more obscure albums by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – a session of Basie tunes, performed with backing by the Count, plus additional lead vocals by Joe Williams, the voice most closely associated with the Basie group at the time! The style is similar to the trio's Sing A Song Of Basie album for ABC, but handled here with a bit more of an edge, and a rougher, more freewheeling groove that's a better fit for the great Basie sound of the late 50s – a great adaptation of the groove by Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, and Annie Ross! The record's a nice sometimes-overlooked chapter in the excellent Count Basie run on Roulette – and titles include "Every Tub", "Rusty Dusty Blues", "The King", "Shorty George", and "Let Me See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Emus pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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VariousAmericans Sing Latin America 1935 to 1961 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
American singers respond to the rhythms of Latin America – but not in the way you might expect, as these aren't just conventional Latin numbers – but instead a great combination of jazz, swing, and Afro-Cuban modes! The music might well be seen as the more mainstream take on territory explored by modernists like Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker on their cubop recordings of the postwar years – and many of the numbers here are from the same period (the set's especially strong on late 40s/early 50s material) – with some earlier examples from the swing generation, and a few cuts from later years, when Brazilian and Caribbean grooves were coming into play a bit more too. As with other Fremeaux collections, the whole thing's a great overview of an overlooked genre – presented with a huge amount of tracks, and detailed notes in French and English. Titles include "Brazil" by Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby, "Corazon De Melon" by Rosemary Clooney, "Kingston Market" by Harry Belafonte, "Frenesi" by Anita O'Day, "Adios" by Mel Torme, "Mama Inez" by Nappy Lamare, "Ti Pi Tim" by Slim & Slam, "Desafinado" by Julie London, "Rosa Morena" by Jon Hendricks, "Shango" by Eartha Kitt, "Suas Maos" by Nat King Cole, "Te Quiero Dijiste" by Connie Francis, "Tico Tico" by Andrews Sisters, "Not Me" by Robert Mitchum, and "What A Difference A Day Makes" by Sarah Vaughan. CD
 
 
 



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