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✨✧ Susannah McCorkleThanks For The Memory – Songs Of Leo Robin ... LP
PA USA, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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✨✧ Jimmy WitherspoonBaby Baby Baby ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(OBC pressing.)

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✨✧ Billy EckstineTogether – The Legendary Big Band Of Billy Eckstine ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1945. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great work from the early years from Billy Eckstine – including one track with Billy on trumpet! Band members include Fats Navarro on trumpet, Gene Ammons and Budd Johnson on tenors, Leo Parker on baritone, and Art Blakey on drums! The set also features some vocals from Lena Horne and Sarah Vaughan too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam held with pieces of tape.)
 
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Cleo LaineBeautiful Thing ... LP
RCA, 1974. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Cleo LaineMeet Cleo – Cleo Laine Sings ... LP
MGM, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An unusual early American album from Brit vocalist Cleo Laine – still nice and jazzy at this point! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Cleo Laine & Annie RossFacade ... LP
Fontana (UK), 1967. Near Mint- ... $13.99
An unusual vocal project – based on the writings of Edith Sitwell, with music composed by William Walton – but performed with a jazzy style by a small combo that includes John Dankworth on alto, Bernard Izen on trumpet, and Ray Swinfield on flute! LP, Vinyl record album

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Leonard NimoyMr Spock's Music From Outer Space (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Dot, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
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
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Leonard NimoyThe Way I Feel ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Groovy groovy stuff from Mr. Spock! This album features some surprisingly great covers of 60s material – like "Sunny", "Where It's At", and "Both Sides Now". But the real highlights are the originals by Nimoy – one dark and spooky, one surprisingly unselfconsciously pop – and the tracks are titled "Consilium" and "Please Don't Try To Change My Mind". Nice mod 60s cover, too. Beam us up! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Leontyne Price & Andre PrevinRight As The Rain ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $6.99
Titles include "Right As The Rain", "Sunrise Sunset", "Nobody's Heart", "Love Walked In", "Where I Wonder", and "Falling In Love Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Dynagroove pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Leon ThomasFacets/The Legend Of Leon Thomas ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A tasty compilation of Leon Thomas' work for the Flying Dutchman label – work that's clearly his best over the years, and which retains the original style of spiritual soul jazz that he pioneered with Pharoah Sanders. The groove here runs from open-ended soul jazz to some tighter numbers that have Leon singing in a hip soul style – and titles include his great reworking of "Song For My Father", plus "China Doll", "The Creator Has A Master Plan", "Boom Boom Boom", and "Let The Rain Fall On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the stunning poster with full color cover image surrounded by a pink border!)

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Leon ThomasLeon Thomas Album ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Leon Thomas' first album for Flying Dutchman – and one of his best ever! The vibe is very similar to his work with Pharoah Sanders – with long modal tracks that bring out the best side of Thomas' spiritual vocalizations – especially on the 17 minute track "Pharoah's Tune (The Journey)", which is worth the price of the album alone. The personal is mindblowing, too – with Billy Harper, Billy Cobham, Roy Haynes and Jerome Richardson among the players – but make no mistake, it's Leon's voice and incredible energy that makes this such a classic! Beautiful spiritual jazz vocal material, with a sound that's beyond compare! Other tracks include "Come Along", "I Am", "Bag's Groove" and "Um, Um, Um". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back and a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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Leon ThomasLeon Thomas In Berlin ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
Great stuff from Leon Thomas' classic period – and a 1970 recording of a concert in Germany that features work by Oliver Nelson on alto sax. The rest of the group's a quintet, with piano, bass, conga, and drums – but the real star of the set is Leon Thomas, who again displays amazing vocal techniques that are at once soulful and spiritual! Tracks include "The Creator Has A Master Plan" and "Pharaoh's Tune (The Journey)", but he also goes a bit more out on the track "Umbo Weti", and sings more straight bebop on "Straight No Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with tape on part of the seams.)

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Cab CallowayThat Ol Black Magic ... LP
Cleo (Holland), Very Good+ ... $3.99
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Gloria LynneClassics ... LP
Cleo (France), 1960s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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Stanislaw SojkaBlublula ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
Wicked stuff – and a vocalist we'd love to know more about! Stan's a hip Polish singer with a really wonderful sound – an open-ended 70s approach that draws on influences from Leon Thomas and Mark Murphy, yet which also has a gutsy quality that's all its own – personal and spontaneous, in a way that almost makes you feel that Stan's making the tunes up on the spot. The album's a quartet session led by pianist Wojciech Karolak, and doesn't look like much at first, but the way Stan puts the songs over is incredible – gently grooving and bluesing with the backings, not really scatting, but really working the tones in a way that we've never heard from another singer. One of the highlights of the set is a great version of Gary Bartz's "I've Known Rivers", and other tunes include versions of "Blue Monk", "Doxy", "Naima", and "All Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dwight Trible with Matthew HalsallInspirations ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A fantastic setting for the voice of Dwight Trible – one of the few contemporary jazz singers who inherited the style of spiritual jazz greats like Leon Thomas or Joe Lee Wilson! Trible's singing here with backing from a group that includes trumpeter Matthew Halsall, recording on Halsall's own label too – a wonderful imprint that's also one of the few to really get the spiritual vibe just right – that sort of long-flowing, always-soulful mode that grew out of the post-Coltrane generation! Tracks are all open and modal – just the right vibe for Trible to hit his heights – and they also leave plenty of space for Halsall to take some great solos, too – in a combo that also includes piano, bass, drums, and even a bit of harp. Most titles are remakes of older numbers, but given a completely different spin by Trible – and titles include "Tryin Times", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", "Heaven & Hell", "Feelin Good", and "Dear Lord". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Inspirations ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al HibblerMeeting Of The Times ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... Temporarily 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 small name in pen.)

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✨✧ Luba RaushiekLuba – Chi Jazz ... LP
Erect, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 has some wear & pen.)

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonTake My Love ... LP
Capitol, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from Nancy Wilson – and further proof that some of her best moments come from her late 70s years at Capitol Records! This set's done in close collaboration with Larry Farrow – who wrote, arranged, and produced most of the set – in the same warm modern vibe that Nancy hit with her seminal Life, Love, & Harmony album – a mode that draws on all her roots in jazz, but which pushes things with this new sort of flow that really works magic with the vocals! The tunes are mature, but grooving – at a level that goes past any easy cliches for the clubs, and which firmly place Wilson at that special level she belongs. Titles include the sublime originals "Take My Love" and "Let's Hold On To Love" – and a version of Leon Ware's "I Loved You All The Time" – plus "Someone Else", "Welcome Home", "Bows", and "I'm Coming Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Lee HazlewoodCowboy In Sweden ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Michele HendricksKeepin Me Satisfied ... LP
Muse, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Eddie JeffersonMain Man ... LP
Inner City, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from Eddie Jefferson – one of the last sessions he ever recorded as a leader, and a stone cooker through and through! The arrangements here are by Slide Hampton, who hits a really soulful groove for the set – one that moves away from some of the more experimental modes of other Jefferson dates of the 70s, and hits a snapping, swinging style that moves Eddie back to his hippest modes of the 60s. Hampton plays trombone in the group, and other players include Charles Sullivan on trumpet, Richie Cole on alto, Junior Cook on tenor, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, and Harold Mabern on piano and electric piano. Leon Thomas produced the record, and Joyce Lawson guests as the female voice on a remake of "Moody's Mood For Love". Other titles include a killer version of Duke Pearson's "Jeannine" that is probably worth the price of the album alone – and there's also "Benny's From Heaven" and "Freedom Jazz Dance", both of which are great, too – plus "Summertime", "Exactly Like You", and "Night Train". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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