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✨✧ Gordon JenkinsComplete Manhattan Tower ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A beautiful testament to the glory of New York in the postwar years – a concept album penned and conducted by Gordon Jenkins, as kind of a musical tribute to the city and its apartment culture! The core narrative is about a guy who moves to, discovers, and falls in love with and in New York City – and the whole thing's done with vocals by a male and female lead, plus a full supporting cast of players! This 1956 recording updates Jenkins' concept somewhat from the original Decca recording – and it updates the music as well, making things a bit leaner and cleaner to fit the modernist mood of New York apartment living in the 50s. Elliott Lewis plays Steven, Beverly Mahr is Julie, and some tracks feature some larger backing singers as well. Titles include "Happiness Cocktail", "Never Leave Me", "Repeat After Me", "The Magic Fire", "Married I Can Always Get", "New York's My Home", and "This Close To The Dawn". (Now Sound, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsCapricorn Princess ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty amazing set from Esther Phillips – her final album for Kudu – and a beautiful mix of soaring soul sounds from one the most unique, emotionally-inflected soul vocalists of her era! Esther's in prime Kudu mode here – working with jazzy arrangements by David Matthews and Pee Wee Ellis, adding her unique, grit-inflected soul chanteuse vocals to a smoother mix of instrumentation that creates a perfect counterpoint that took her way past her earlier work! There's also a couple of really sweet disco skewed numbers that work incredibly well – with spacier bits of synth and a dancefloor soul bed of percussion and rhythms – and in general, the arrangements are pretty great from track-to-track! Players include Randy Brecker and Mike Brecker on trumpet and tenor sax, Bray Miles on synthesizer, Bobby Lyle on clavinet, Eric Gale on guitar, Joe Farrell on tenor sax and alto flute, percussionist Ralph MacDonald and other excellent name musicians and others bring a grand sweep and sweeter intimacy when the mood requires. Titles include "Magic's In The Air", "A Beautiful Friendship", "Boy I Really Tied One On", "Higher & Higher", and "All The Way Down". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
 
 



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