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Esperanza SpaldingChamber Music Society (limited edition 180 gram pressing vinyl with bonus tracks) ... LP
Telarc, 2010. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
A timeless mix of heart tuggingly intimate strings and beautiful vocals by Esperanza Spalding – a set that feels deep down close to the heart, and in turns, quite soaring – all the while wonderful! The aspects we loved so dearly on Esperanza's previous albums are also done here – touching on soulful Brazilian, soul jazz and chamber pop & soul influences, lovely wordless vocals as well as sweeter singing, and beautiful performances by the players. Ms Spalding is on bass and vocals with Leo Genovese on piano, Rhodes & melodica, Terri Lyne Carrington on drums and Quintino Cinalli on percussion. The great Milton Nasciemento guests on "Apple Blossom", and other titles include "Little Fly", "Knowledge Of Good And Evil", "Really Very Small", "Chacarera", "Wild Is The Wind", "Apple Blossom" and "Short And Sweet". The 2LP vinyl version includes the 13+ minute "Chamber Music Society: Behind The Scenes" and the bonus track "Morning", both on side D. (Neo Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy WitherspoonBaby Baby Baby ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Good ... $6.99
Backings feature Kenny Burrell on guitar, Leo Wright on alto, and Gildo Mahones on piano! Titles include "Mean Old Frisco", "Rocks In My Bed", "Lonely Boy Blues", and "One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear & pen.)
 
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Cleo LaineIn Retrospect ... LP
MGM (UK), Early/Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Cleo Laine & James GalwaySometimes When We Touch ... LP
RCA, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cleo Laine & John DankworthEvening With Cleo Laine & The John Dankworth Quartet (DRG pressing) ... LP
DRG, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Cleo Laine with John DankworthThis Is Cleo Laine (aka Shakespeare & All That Jazz) ... LP
Fontana/Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A weird one – but one of the real standouts in Cleo Laine's 60s catalog! As the title might imply, Cleo sings jazz versions of Shakespeare poems and bits from plays – with musical backing by husband Johnny Dankworth, who gives the set a cool enough groove to really make it work, and keeps things from being as stuff as you might fear! Kenny Wheeler plays a fair bit of trumpet solos when Cleo's not singing – further emphasizing the jazz component of the record, and moving it away from the flowery language of The Bard. There's a strangely sinister feel here that we really like – and titles include "Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind", "Duet Of Sonnets", "Winter", "O Mistress Mine", 'Witches Fair & Foul", and "The Compleat Works". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK "International Series" pressing.)

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Leonard NimoyMr Spock's Music From Outer Space ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Holy cow! Although some of Leonard Nimoy's albums were attempts to "get past" his Spock career, this one is a full-on Star Trek experience! Nimoy's on the cover, holding a replica of The Enterprise in front of some weird spider web design. On the wax, he's laying down great space stuff, like "Alien", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Earth", and "Visit to a Sad Planet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Mr Spock's Music From Outer Space ... CD 14.99

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Leon ThomasFull Circle ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
The last album in Leon Thomas' classic run of albums for the Flying Dutchman label – and one of the most unique as well! There's a tighter feel here than some of Thomas' more free-flowing spiritual jazz sessions – but the sound is hardly commercial at all, either – and still has loads of the righteous power that Leon brought to his music, plus some strong bluesy currents too! Arrangements are by Glen Osser, who goes for a sophisticated soul groove – but one that can be funky at all the right points – and the mighty Neal Creque adds in some sweet electric piano lines, which definitely keep things hip. Titles include the funky classic "It's My Life I'm Fighting For", the modal groover "Just In Time To See The Sun", and the tracks "Got To Be There", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "Balance Of Life (Peace Of Mind)", and "What Are We Gonna Do?" LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, a mostly split bottom seam, and an index sticker.)

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VariousLeonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz Of The 60s Vol 3 – Voices Traditional & Modern ... LP
Exodus, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $0.99
Features vocal tracks by Lambert Hendricks & Ross, Ann Richards, Irma Curry, Bill Henderson, Lightnin Hopkins, Juanita Hall, Mavis Rivers, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray Charles & Cleo LainePorgy & Bess ... LP
RCA, 1977. Used 2LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly nice reworking of the Gershwin score – and Ray and Cleo are a surprisingly nice match on vocals! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Box has some edge wear.)

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Michael FranksBurchfield Nines ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Great songs, great vocals, great instrumentation, and another late 70s classic from Michael Franks – one of the few mainstream masters of understatement in his generation! As on all his best albums, the style here is a subtle blend of jazz and pop with a bit of a Brazilian inspiration – kind of a more mainstream take on styles that Bob Dorough and Blossom Dearie had first put forth, with all the sort of hip songwriting that sort of reference might imply. Deodato's at the helm of the arrangements here – keeping things lean and clean, and using key contributions from players like Leon Pendarvis, John Tropea, Steve Gadd, and Bud Shank to flesh out the jazzier side of Franks' sound. Titles include "Wrestle A Live Nude Girl", "In Search Of The Perfect Shampoo", "Vivaldi's Song", "Dear Little Nightingale", "When The Cookie Jar Is Empty", "A Robinsong", and "Meet Me In The Deerpark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a gold promo stamp and a sticker residue spot.)

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Lee HazlewoodCowboy In Sweden ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ... $21.99 23.99
There was never anyone like Lee Hazlewood – and this album is a true testament to his genius! He's the kind of guy you think you've got figured out when you first look at him – but the more you listen to his music, the more you want to raise him above all of the other hip singer/songwriters he seems to be like (Gram Parsons, Leonard Cohen, etc). At heart, Lee was a Cowboy – much more so than any of those fake LA "desperadoes" of the Sunset rock years – and this album, recorded as part of the enigmatic film A Cowboy In Sweden, is true testament to Lee's incredible ability to be both totally serious about his image, yet still maintain a sense of wit and distance that makes him incredibly hard to pin down, genre-wise. He's the country singer Scott Walker always wanted to be, and he's got a pop genius that Leonard Cohen painfully tried to reach in his later years. Brilliant! Filled with beautiful titles like "Forget Marie", "Pray Them Bars Away", "Easy & Me", "No Train To Stockholm", and "The Night Before" – one that you won't forget for a long time! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cowboy In Sweden ... CD 13.99

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Michele HendricksKeepin Me Satisfied ... LP
Muse, 1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Really lovely work from Michelle Hendricks – a set that's quite different than the work of her famous father Jon, but equally groovy in the end! Michelle's more of a direct vocalist than her dad – less inclined to vocalese, and more lyrically directed, but in a really wonderful way that's often drenched in soul – hitting some of the same hip indie modes that Carmen Lundy was pushing at the same time. There's a bit of scatting on the set, and Jon guests on one track with a boppish feel – but the best numbers are almost those that come off straight, with a really great sort of soulful energy. Players include Slide Hampton on trombone, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, and David Leonhardt on piano – and tracks include "What's Going On", "How Insensitive", "If It's Magic", "Sassy Strut", "Everbody's Boppin", "Keep On", and "Time To Say". LP, Vinyl record album

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Luba RaushiekLuba – Chi Jazz ... LP
Erect, 1981. Very Good ... $0.99
An obscure bit of Chicago jazz – featuring vocalist Luba Raushiek, kind of a self-styled spiritualist, with an approach that hits both traditional modes, and more far-out soulful ones – running through styles that range from Leon Thomas to Billy Eckstine, as was typical for a small club vocalist like this. The record's not great – but it's a valuable bit of Chicago jazz, as Raushiek did sing in quite a few of the city's clubs in the 70s and 80s, and he's helped here by players like John Young, Ari Brown, and Von Freeman. Titles include "Impressions", "Well You Needn't", "Enterprise", and "Love Makes The World Go Round". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Blossom DearieBlossom Dearie Soubrette – Sings Broadway Hit Songs ... LP
Verve, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful treasure from Blossom's years at Verve – oddly tagged as a "hits" collection, but more an album of lesser-known Broadway tunes – arranged with a full and swinging sound by the great Russ Garcia! Garcia's backings make a nice contrast to Blossom's smaller combo backing on other Verve sets – and give the record a groovy feel that brings out all the warmth and humor in the tunes. The album's got some of our favorite early work by Blossom – and titles include "The Physician", "Love Is The Reason", "Buckle Down Winsocki", "The Gentleman Is A Dope", "Always True To You In My Fashion", "Napoleon", and the classic "Rhode Island Is Famous For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve Inc mono pressing, with deep groove – in great shape! One corner of the cover has some very light wear, but the rest is great.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady Love (United Artists) ... LP
United Artists, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare live work from Billie Holiday – mostly from the early 50s, but not issued until a few years after her death – in a well-done package from United Artists! The tunes were mostly recorded under the supervision of Leonard Feather – and come from two different German tour dates – one with Carl Drinkard on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Elaine Leighton on drums – the other with a larger group that features Sonny Clark and Beryl Booker on piano, Red Norvo on vibes, Buddy DeFranco on clarinet, and Jimmy Raney on guitar! The second set features longer tracks with a bit more improvisation – a nice treasure from these key years of Billie – on titles that include "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Billie's Blues". The trio sides are a bit more straight, but still plenty great – with titles that include "Blue Moon", "All Of Me", "My Man", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "I Cried For You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al HibblerMeeting Of The Times ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Roland makes a nod towards tradition – as he seemed to be doing often in the later years of his life – and he welcomes the great Al Hibbler into the studio for a true "meeting of the times". Hibbler's one of our favorite vocalists from the early 50s, but mixing him with Kirk is a strange approach. Oddly, though, the set works – thanks mostly to Hibbler's insistence on keeping things straight. Titles include "Something About Believing", "Daybreak", and "Carney & Begarnd Place". Plus, the album also features one track – "Dream" – which has Leon Thomas on vocals instead of Hibbler. (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, a cutout notch, and some minor splitting on the seams.)
 
 
 



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