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Herb Geller with Mark MurphyRhyme & Reason (Atlantic pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the most amazing albums ever cut by reedman Herb Geller – a really unique overseas session from the 70s, and quite different than his initial recordings of the 50s! Herb's working here in a cool mix of electric and acoustic modes, with a vibe that's very much in the best funky MPS style – and the set also features some excellent vocals from Mark Murphy, who sings in this spacey, stretched-out way that's some of his hippest work on record – very much at the best level of his early 70s recordings for Muse! Tracks are quite long, and very hip – with long instrumental passages which are then augmented wonderfully by the vocals. Herb himself plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and a number of flutes – and other players include Rob Franken on Fender Rhodes and Arp, Philip Catherine on guitar, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, and Gottfried Bottger on moog and organ! Titles include the wonderfully spacey "Space A La Mode", a nice slow electric builder – and the classic "Power Of A Smile" – plus "Sudden Senility" and "Rhyme & Reason Time" – the last of which features vocals by Earl Jordan, not Murphy. (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, a center split on the top seam, and some notes on back.)

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Mark MurphyMark II ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good ... $9.99
Great work from Mark Murphy – hip, electric, and with a spacious sound that's a mix of Murphy's uniquely interpretive style, and some soulful arrangements from David Matthews! The album's way more than just a bunch of standards or mellow tunes – and features a collection of well-chosen and unusual songs, done in a laidback mode that recalls the early work of Ben Sidran, and which has kind of a Free Soul sound overall. Titles include "They", "Chicken Road", "Lemme Blues", "Sleeping", "Triad", "Barangrill", and "Truckin". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Harold ArlenHarold Arlen Sings ... LP
Mark 56, 1974. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a price code sticker.)
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Marian BruceHalfway To Dawn ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the more obscure vocal albums ever recorded by Riverside – with a great small group that features Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jimmy Jones on piano, Everett Barksdale on guitar, and Al Hall on bass. No drums – which should give you an idea of the mood of the set! LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover is in great shape. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on side 2, track 1.)

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✨✧ Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull ... LP
London, 1965. Near Mint- ... $12.99
The second album from one of the most unique voices in British music in the 60s – a really sublime little set that moves beyond familiar folk, rock, and pop – to put Marianne Faithfull in a mighty special place that's all her own! Right from the very first note of her voice, Marianne's out to sound way different than the rest – with a darkness that almost echoes the solo work of Nico, but a warmer sound that still holds on to some of the previous Brit mode that inform the album. Arrangements are totally great – penned by David Whittaker, Mike Leander, and Jon Mark – conducted by Leander with an eerie sound that's really amazing. Titles include "Come & Stay With Me", "As Tears Go By", "Down Town", "I'm A Loser", "What Have I Done Wrong", "They Never Will Leave You", and "He'll Come Back To Me". (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook ... LP
Verve, 1960/1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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(MGM pressing, with booklet! Cover has light wear and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Joanne GrauerJoanne Grauer – Introducing Lorraine Feather ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1978. Near Mint- ... $26.99
A great lost MPS album from the 70s! This one features keyboard player Joanne Grauer and vocalist Lorraine Feather. The set was recorded in LA in 1977, and has a cool breezy west coast sound, similar to other California jazz vocal recordings from the time – like stuff by Mark Murphy or City Life. Although Joanne Grauer's keyboards have some nice moody moments, most of our favorite tracks are the ones with Feather on vocals – and these include "See You Later", "Can't Sleep", "Longing", and "The Voice". However, the exception to this is the stunning groover "Frog Child", a 9 minute workout that begins with a rolling heavy bassline, and some great keyboard workouts by Joanne. (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – long out of print!)

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Roy HamiltonYou'll Never Walk Alone ... LP
Epic, 1954. Very Good ... $3.99
(Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Rita ReysToday – Recorded In London ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
An incredibly groovy record from Dutch singer Rita Reys – quite possibly her grooviest ever, thanks to some very hip London touches from the Scott Walker team of Peter Knight on arrangements and Johnny Franz on production! At the end of the 60s, London was definitely one of the hippest places for a vocalist to work – a place where singers like Elis Regina, Blossom Dearie, and Ella Fitzgerald all opened up their talents tremendously. Rita does the same here – working with instrumentation that's full, flowing, and perfectly pitched to handle both the upbeat moments on the record, and the more contemplative ones – cast out over a well-chosen batch of tunes that go way beyond the standards! Titles include "The Moment Of Truth", "Soon It's Gonna Rain", "Our Language Of Love", "Sing A Rainbow", "You'd Better Love Me", "More Than You Know", and "Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Dutch pressing! NOTE: record has a very light warp, but plays fine. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker in one corner.)

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Dakota StatonMore Than The Most ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Titles include "Good Bye", "Love Walked In", "Walkin By The River", "East Of The Sun", "High On A Windy Hill", and "It's You Or No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has half split seams and a mark from sticker removal.)
Also available More Than The Most ... CD 4.99

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Sylvia SymsFabulous Sylvia Syms ... LP
20th Century, 1964. Very Good ... $11.99
An unusual set from singer Sylvia Syms – with small combo backing by the group of pianist Bernie Leighton – with performances by Kenny Burrell on guitar, Joe Newman on trumpet, and even a bit of tenor from Ben Webster! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Vinyl has a mark that clicks for juts a bit in one spot, and back cover has a few very light notes in pen.)

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Cal Tjader & Carmen McRaeHeat Wave ... LP
Concord, 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
In our opinion, Carmen always sounds best when she's singing with a small jazz combo backing her up – which is why we dig this tasty set from the early 80s, recorded with a great group led by Cal! The album's got some nice Latin touches – thanks to piano by Mark Levin, and conga work by Poncho Sanchez – and tunes on the record are a mix of standards and a few more interesting numbers, all delivered with a nice light groove. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Heat Wave", "All In Love Is Fair", "Evil Ways", "Love", "The Visit", and "Speak Low". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Dinah WashingtonBessie Smith Songbook ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Barbara DaneOn My Way ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Folk/Country, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, half split top seam and spine, clear tape on the bottom seam, and a small 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
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Janis SiegelJanis Siegel At Home ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great solo set from Janis Siegel – one that takes her away from The Manhattan Transfer, and helps her find a groove that's got some great soul overtones at times! Of course, it helps that the record begins with a vocal cover of Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man" – quite a surprising choice, but one that really helps mark the album as something different – a spirit that Janis follows well through a selection of tunes that include "From Vienna With Love", "Night Trane", "The Million Dollar Secret", "Small Day Tomorrow", and "Bob White". LP, Vinyl record album

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