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✨✧ Mark MurphyRah ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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 MurphySatisfaction Guaranteed ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good ... $3.99
Mark Murphy magic for Muse – a great little record that has the singer working in wonderfully warm company – a great group of players, and an assortment of excellent tunes! The album moves nicely between the more obscure numbers we always love from Murphy and a few familiar standards – always handled with class and creativity, and that real "cut above" vocalization that makes Mark way more than just a standard jazz singer. Players include Richie Cole on alto, Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Slide Hampton on trombone, Tom Harrell on trumpet, and Gene Bertoncini on guitar – and titles include "Waltz for Debby", "All the Things You Are", "Bijou", "Eleanor Rigby", "I Return to Music" and "Don't Misunderstand". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphySeptember Ballads ... LP
Milestone, 1987. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Mellow ballad material from Mark Murphy – as you might expect from the title – a sad-tinged session that almost hints at the style of his recent work in Verve – showing a real maturity for Murphy's music at the time! There's a bit of electricity in the instrumentation – some keyboards and guitar – but the record's got a warm, mellow tone that mostly focuses on Mark's wonderful vocals – gently making their way through a well-chosen set of tunes that includes "September Fifteenth", "Sack Full Of Dreams", "Crystal Silence", "Sausalito", "Para Nada", "Spring Is Where You Are", "I Never Went Away", and "When She Is Mine". Art Farmer also plays some sweet solos on some of the tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Harry BelafonteMark Twain & Other Folk Favorites ... LP
RCA, 1954. Used ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Mark MurphyThat's How I Love The Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Given what a freewheeling, open-minded, and lyrical jazz singer Mark Murphy is, it's hard to imagine him really loving "the blues" – and fortunately, most of that love is extended in the title, because the album itself is less of the blues effort that you might think. True, the tracks are numbers that often have "blues" in the title – but the arrangements are by Al Cohn, and have a swinging approach that's in keeping with Murphy's other early 50s work. Titles include "Blues You're The Mother Of Sin", "Blues In My Heart", "Fiesta In Blue", "That's How I Love The Blues", "Blues In The Night", and a reading of "Senor Blues" that's worth the price of the record alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has some wear.)
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Teresa BrewerRidin' High ... LP
Coral, 1960. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing, with deep groove. Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks two and three. Cover has some wear, a small split on the top seam, and a peeled mark from sticker removal on the back.)

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Claudine LongetLove Is Blue ... LP
A&M, 1968. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Always-great work from lovely French singer Claudine Longet – a vocalist with a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of! This one's another sublime blend of French 60s pop and sunny A&M production – arranged to perfection by the great Nick DeCaro, with touches that deepen the album from earlier work – like chorus vocals, more ambitious instrumentation, and even some guest duet vocals from Tommy Lipuma! Claudine is incredible throughout – a masterpiece of gentle understatement – and she sparkles on tunes that include "Happy Talk", "Who Needs You", "Walk In The Park", "Snow", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "Dindi", and "Love is Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Holiday".)
Also available Love Is Blue (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Helen O'ConnellEra Reborn ... LP
Cameo, 1960. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Side 2 has mark that clicks a bit on track four. Cover has a bit of aging along the opening and an ink stamp on the back. Label has an ink stamp.)

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Jon HendricksRecorded In Person At The Trident ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Great live set recorded by Jon Hendricks during a time when he was making his home in the artsy community of Sausalito, on the San Francisco Bay. The set's recorded at the town's tiny Trident club, where Jon played for a while on a very regular basis, and the feeling is very relaxed and comfortable. The band includes players who would go on to make more of a name for themselves in the 70's – like Noel Jewkes and Flip Nunez – but the real focus is on Jon's rich, raspy, always-swingin' vocals. There's a lot of nice uptempo tracks that demonstrate his agile vocalese skills, including readings of "Yeh Yeh", "Watermelon Man", "Gimme That Wine", "Stockholm Sweetnin", and "Jon's Mumbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label promo. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track three. Cover has ring & edge wear, a bit of splitting on the bottom seam, and some stains and promo stamps on the back.)

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✨✧ June Christy & Stan KentonDuet ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Haunting stuff – and one of June Christy's darkest albums! June's singing here with her old boss, Stan Kenton, at the piano – no other real backing, just the pair of them working together in a session that's uniquely stripped down for the time. June's vocals are frail and tender – with even more sadness than in some of her more fully arranged sessions, all of which we love to death. Titles include "Come To The Party", "Angel Eyes", "Lonely Woman", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "We Kiss In A Shadow", and "You're Mine You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has surface wear, split seams, and a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan With Orchestra ... LP
Allegro, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has a center split on the spine and some marker on the back.)

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✨✧ Blossom DearieMay I Come In ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great album from Blossom Dearie – done with a soaring jazzy groove that makes it one of her best! Blossom's working here with Capitol arranger Jack Marshall – and he gives the album a much more upfront approach than some of Blossom's sparer sides for Verve – a groove, a bounce, and a sweeping sort of sound that works wonderfully with Dearie's sweetly-crafted vocals. We love the sound a lot, and wonder why Blossom hardly ever recorded in this mode again – save, perhaps, for her excellent British sides from the end of the 60s. The album includes a wonderful vocal version of Henry Mancini's "Charade", plus other great cuts that include "Love Is A Necessary Evil", "I Wish You Love", "In Love Again", "Quiet Nights", and "May I Come In". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a small mark from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Matt DennisMatt Dennis Plays & Sings (Kapp pressing) ... LP
Kapp, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever recorded by Matt Dennis – a cool-voice vocalist who was equally known as a songwriter! Matt's style here is nicely laidback – supper-club jazz, but with a nice hip twist – the kind of singer who could be playing a room with a gently swinging ease, but also scanning the crowd for the easy mark, the offhand glance, or the kind of sign that would make him change the nature of his set. Two tracks on the set have him joined by sweet-voiced Virginia Maxey – and titles include "Angel Eyes", "Compared To You", "Let's Get Away From It All", and "When You Love A Fella". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is great, save for one small spot of peeling in the laminate.)

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