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✨✧ Mark MurphySwingin Singin Affair (blue cover) ... LP
Fontana, 1965. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A rare British session from vocalist Mark Murphy – and one of his grooviest albums of the 60s! Mark's working here with great backings from the orchestras of Tubby Hayes, John Dankworth, and Les Reed – all of whom give Murphy some of his hippest grooves to date, very much in the mode of some of his work on the Midnight Mood album cut for MPS during the same overseas 60s stretch. And as with that one, there's a nice selection of tunes that goes way past the usual – and which shows off the widest range of Murphy's groovy vocal talents – titles that include "Ballyhoo", "Iceberg", "Stablemates", "She Loves You", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "From Time To Time", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing with deep groove, in the blue cover. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mark Murphy/Clarke Boland Big BandMidnight Mood ... LP
MPS, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic set from vocalist Mark Murphy – easily one of his greatest albums ever! The session was recorded for the MPS label in Germany during the late 60s – at a time when Murphy was recording some excellent work overseas – and the album features backings by a small combo peeled off of the legendary Clark-Boland Big Band, who were also working for MPS at the time! Murphy's vocals get some tremendous backing on the set from a combo that includes Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Sahib Shihab on baritone and flute, Derek Humble on alto, and Ronnie Scott on tenor – and the grooves are a mix of modal numbers and straight jazz tunes – almost always dancing together in a lovely way that unlocks a side of Murphy's talents that hadn't been recorded this way before. And in fact, the album's gone onto have a huge influence on the current sound of club jazz – and is a key inspiration for the work of Nicola Conte, Koop, Five Corners Quintet, and others! The vocals are perfect, too – with nary a hint of overindulgence, and always a sweet measured groove that works perfectly with the material – and titles include "My Ship", "I Don't Want Nothin", "Hopeless", "Sconsolato", "Why & How", and "Just Give Me Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage Japanese pressing. Vinyl has some surface marks, but should play decently enough overall.)
 
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Billy CWhere Have You Been Billy Boy – The Warm Voice Of Billy C ... LP
Strata East, 1976. Very Good+ ... $58.99
A strange one for Strata East, but in a way, still very much in keeping with the label's tradition. Billy C is a smooth-voiced, deep-toned vocalist – in the tradition of jazz singers like Johnny Hartman or Grady Tate – and his sensitive vocals here are backed by a group that includes some of the greatest players on the label – Stanley Cowll on piano, George Coleman on tenor, Charles Davis on baritone, and Bill Lee on bass. Bill Lee (Spike's dad!) did all the arrangements – that's him on the front cover – and the tracks include "We'll Remember Those Years", "No Carol", "Beware My Heart", and a very crazy version of "Both Sides Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light mark from an old sticker in one spot.)

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Meredith D'AmbrosioAnother Time ... LP
Sunnyside (France), 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(Cover has a mark from sticker removal & some clear tape on the seams.)

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Debby MooreMy Kind Of Blues ... LP
Top Rank, 1959. Very Good ... $24.99
A cool little record from vocalist Debby Moore – an artist who whistles as well as she sings, and often manages to mix both talents strongly in the space of a single track! The album's got a slightly laidback, slightly bluesy feel – still jazz at the core, but in a way that has Debby hitting plenty of late nite, blue-tinged modes – a bit similar to Ernestine Anderson or Lorez Alexandria at the same points in their careers, and handled with similar small combo backing. Players include Harry Edison on trumpet – who sweetens up the sound nicely – plus Jimmy Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Titles include "How Come You Do Me Like You Do", "My Baby Loves Me True", "Five Months Two Weeks Two Days", "Come On Home To Me", "Sent For You Yesterday", "Nothin But Trouble On My Mind", and "No Love No Nothin". CD features the bonus track "Get A Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Come On Home To Me". Cover is in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Jane PowellRomance (10-inch EP) ... LP
Columbia, 1949. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Jimmy Witherspoon with Jay McShannGoin To Kansas City Blues (second cover) ... LP
RCA, 1958. Sealed ... $5.99
Jimmy sings with the group of Jay McShann – which features Seldon Powell, Hilton Jefferson, Heywood Henry, and Ray Copeland. Titles include "Jumpin The Blues", "Hootie Blues", "Confessin The Blues", "Froggy Bottom", and "Blue Monday Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull ... LP
London, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Mono pressing.)

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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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✨✧ Max Roach (with Andy Bey)Members Don't Get Weary ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff, and a record that was virtually the blueprint for spiritual soul jazz in the 70s! Although Max Roach first rose to fame during the bop years, by the time of this set he'd really stretched out a lot – moving past initial righteous projects in the Civil Rights era, to even more progressive work with a group like this! The players are all youthful geniuses who would go onto shape the sound of 70s jazz tremendously – working here at a point that already shows their brilliance – Gary Bartz on alto, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on piano, and even Andy Bey, who sings vocals on the title track. The overall style is very similar to Bartz's early albums on Milestone, or to some of the Music Inc records on Strata East, which feature Cowell and Tolliver. It's no surprise that Cowell contributed 3 tracks to the set – "Effi", "Equipoise", and "Abstrutions" – and the group also performs a great version of Bartz's "Libra"! (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronPieces Of A Man ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz – all at a level that's light years ahead of anything any singer would have attempted a few years before – and which went onto have a huge influence for years to come. If you only know Gil from his protest work, there's a lot more here to discover – the bittersweet blend of pain and power that's always made him so fantastic. And yes, the record does include the groundbreaking "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" – but what we treasure even more is all the more personal numbers – including "Lady Day & John Coltrane", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", "The Needle's Eye", "I Think I'll Call It Morning", "Save The Children", and "Pieces Of A Man". Brilliant all the way through! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s gatefold pressing! Cover has a small cutout mark.)
Also available Pieces Of A Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Talya FerroLook At Me ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice bit of soulful late 60's pop recorded under the baton of Clyde Otis. She sang with Walter Wanderley for a bit before this recording, and some of this stuff has a sort of bossa Latiny feel to it. Other tracks are more 60's soul sounding, but with a pop diva twist. Tracks include "Look at Me", "The Magic Door", "On Top of the World", and "We Could Learn Together". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small mark from sticker removal.)
 
 
 



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