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Mark MurphyRah ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Great early work by Mark Murphy – a set that's different than the cool breeziness of his 70s work, and done with an approach that's a lot hipper than most of his 60s contemporaries! Ernie Wilkins handles the arrangements, and there's a rollicking soul jazz groove here that's a bit unusual for Murphy – but which makes for a nice change from his earlier work for Decca or Capitol. As with most of Mark's records, the tunes are very well-chosen, and go way past the obvious – a set list that includes Fran Landesman's great "Stoppin The Clock", Jon Hendricks' lyrics to Horace Silver's "Doodlin", Annie Ross' famous vocalese version of "Twisted", and hip takes on jazz standards "Green Dolphin Street", "Milestones", and "Out Of This World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Mark MurphyStart Of Something ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the greatest of Mark Murphy's early albums for Capitol – a heavily swinging set that features some great arrangements from Bill Holman, and Mark's classic version of the title tune – which he'd reprise nicely in years to come! The album's got Murphy in great west coast jazz territory – working with players who include Bill Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenors, Conte Candoli and Stu Williamson on trumpets, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Gibbons on guitar, and Mel Lewis on drums – plus a bit of extra conga on half of the set! Side one features great readings of "This Could Be The Start Of Something", "Just In Time", "Falling In Love With Love", and "The Lady Is A Tramp" – and side two features a swinging medley of tracks that include "Lucky In Love", "Cheek To Cheek", "That Old Black Magic", and "For Me & My Gal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear and a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of his best for Muse, with a beautiful set of jazzy vocal grooves that includes his reading of "Stolen Moments" (later made famous by United Future Organization), plus "D.C. Farewell" and an excellent version of "Waters of March". Warm and breezy, with that perfect style that Murphy had for a brief while in the 70s – and which has continued to be such a huge influence on groovers today! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear on the back.)

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✨✧ Harry BelafonteMark Twain & Other Folk Favorites ... LP
RCA, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker spot on back.)
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Jane Fielding with The Kenny Drew QuintetEmbers Glow ... LP
Jazz West, 1956. Very Good+ ... $299.99
Quite a rare vocal jazz session – recorded for the short lived Jazz West label, which was one of the hippest LA imprints of the 50s! Jane Fielding's a pretty decent singer – with kind of a Chris Connor-ish style about her – but the real charm is from Kenny Drew's work as a pianist and arranger, both of which push the session past the usual sleepiness of a Bethlehem or Mode vocal jazz album from the time. Kenny's group features Joe Maini on alto, Ted Efantis on tenor, Lawrence Marable on drums, and either Leroy Vinnegar or Paul Chambers on bass. Titles include "Embers Glow", "Our Waltz", "Right Boy For Me", "Key Largo", "Make The Man Love Me", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing – which we've never seen before! Vinyl is great overall – one light cosmetic mark, and very clean. Cover has a few small bits of clear tape, but no splits – and a bit of fading near spine. But a beautiful copy, really!)

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Annette PeacockPerfect Release ... LP
Tomato, 1974. Very Good ... $24.99
Quite a big album for Annette Peacock – and a set that helped break her into a much wider audience than before! The album's got a quirky electric style that's years ahead of its time – a blend of Peacock's older jazz roots with some of the artier styles that would show up much more strongly in the New York scene a few years later. There's almost a funk/rock sound at times – heavy bass and guitars, which are topped by Annette's more languid vocals – and on the track "Survival", there's a lot of long funky instrumental passages that more than make up for Annette's silliness on some other tunes! Other titles include "The Succubus", "Love's Out To Lunch", and "Rubber Hunger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneRight On! ... LP
Roker, Early 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
We're not entirely sure when this set was recorded, but Stroud Productions put the whole thing together, and it's a hard live set that seems to be from the early 70's. Nina's voice is in fine form, and she drives the crowd with hard hitting renditions of tracks like "House Of The Rising Sun", "See Line Woman", "Gin House Blues", and "When I Was A Young Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great overall, but has a pressing bump on one track – plays fine, but makes a small low thud for a few spins. Cover has a slightly bumped corner, and a small mark from an old sticker.)

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Carol SloaneOut Of The Blue ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good- ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a mark from sticker removal, and a Demonstration stamp on back.)

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Dusty SpringfieldLook Of Love ... LP
Philips, 1967. Very Good ... $8.99
Prime late 60s work from Dusty Springfield – an excellent American album that compiles some of her best singles from the UK! The sound is incredible – a blend of easy, soul, and tight British pop orchestrations – with arrangements handled by Pat Williams, Ivor Raymonde, Reg Guest, and Wally Stott. Dusty's voice never sounded better, and tracks include "The Look Of Love", "Give Me Time", "Come Back To Me", "Sunny", "What's It Gonna Be", "Welcome Home", and "Take Me For A Little While". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Billy EckstineBilly Eckstine Orchestra 1945 ... LP
Alamac, 1945. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonThis Mother's Daughter ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Nancy Wilson's hippest albums from the 70s – a great record of smooth mellow tracks produced by Eugene McDaniels, handled with some nice jazzy flourishes, and a warm soulful sound that brings out the best in Nancy's vocals! If you've dug her vocals on the Life, Love, & Harmony album, you'll find that this one's pretty similar – with some great easily grooving tunes that well mark her move into modern soul – and a sophistication that goes way beyond her work of the 60s! Titles include "China", "I Don't Want A Sometimes Man", "From You To Me To You", "Stay Tuned", "When We Were One", and "Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has remnants of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Ernestine AndersonFascinating Ernestine ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great slice of work from the early years of Ernestine Anderson – one of her key swingers for Mercury, and the kind of record that should have made her huge at the time! There's a hip-stepping quality here that points nicely towards the 60s – a bit more of a bounce in the backings, almost a Basie-esque quality at times – thanks to arrangements from Ernie Wilkins and Gigi Gryce, both of whom bring a great ear for horn charts to the date. Anderson's inherent sense of soul really opens up strongly with both arrangers – swinging with poise one minute, but bluesy undercurrents the next – in ways that really mark the record as coming from the more jazz-based side of late 50s Mercury spectrum. Titles include "Harlem Nocturne", "A New Town Is A Blue Town", "Nobody's Heart", "I Got Rhythm", "Beale Street Blues", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", and "I Wish I Was Back In My Baby's Arms" LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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