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Mark LindsaySilverbird ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Proof that Mark Lindsay did a mighty good thing by stepping out on his own – as the album's a true pop treasure beyond compare – arranged to perfection by the mighty Artie Butler! Butler has a great way of mixing up strings and full orchestrations with some slightly groovier rhythms at the bottom – all in a way that makes the record way more than the easy listening affair you might expect from a male singer at the time – and which instead pushes it into some very hip, mature territory that's totally great. Many songs are covers, but done here in really fresh versions – and Lindsay really brings his a-game to the record in a wonderful attempt to reinvent his sound. Titles include "Bookends", "Silver Bird", "We've Only Just Begun", "Come Saturday Morning", "Feel The Warm", and "Windy Wakefield". (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyBop For Kerouac ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good- ... $6.99
Mark Murphy's classic set of tracks dedicated to Kerouac, with Richie Cole filling the role of Bird on alto, and Murphy singing vocalese versions of Parker's tunes, and reading from some of Kerouac's writings. Tracks include "Parker's Mood", "Boplicity", "Bongo Beep", "You Better Go Now", "The Bad & The Beautiful", "Down St thomas Way" and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker. Labels have some marker.)

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Mark MurphyHip Parade ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A real turning point in the career of singer Mark Murphy – a great session for Capitol from 1960, done with creative arrangements from Bill Holman, and a sound that opens up strongly from Murphy's Decca years! In a way, the record is one of the first times that Murphy really got to do what he wanted to on record – and working with Holman, he really opens up in the inventive, expressive modes that would mark the Murphy sound of later years – a style that was light years ahead of other male singers in jazz! Some tracks have small combo backings, others have big band, and a few feature support from a larger chorus – but throughout the entire set it's clear that Mark's not just a run of the mill pop singer on Capitol, and can sing here with a level of jazz that few others on the label ever matched! Titles include "Firefly", "Lonesome Town", "Catch A Falling Star", "All The Way", "Venus", "Send For Me", and "Personality". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing. Back cover has a name in marker.)

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Mark MurphyLiving Room ... LP
Muse, 1986. Very Good- ... $4.99
Not one of Mark's most funky records – but a strong set with some unusual material, recorded with the accompaniment of David Braham on keyboards, Ted Curson on trumpet, and Gerry Niewood on tenor and flute. The highlights are the title track, Donald Fagan's "Maxine", and a good medley called "LA Song Cycle", which has Mark doing a version of the great track "LA Breakdown", always a favorite with us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker and some wear. Labels have some marker.)

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings Nat's Choice – The Nat King Cole Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Muse, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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✨✧ Mark MurphySatisfaction Guaranteed ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good ... $7.99
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
(Cover has a name in marker on front & back. Labels have some marker.)

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Mark MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good- ... $4.99
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 a name in marker and wide masking tape on all seams. Labels have some marker.)

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Mark MurphyThat's How I Love The Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $5.99
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.)

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Frank Sinatra/Sid MarkSounds Of Sinatra – March 7,8 1987 ... LP
Orange, 1987. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(With cue sheets.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphySwingin Singin Affair ... LP
Fontana, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 deep groove pressing. Cover has a name in marker along the front and back spine.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphyMark II ... LP
Muse, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has edge wear and a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphySeptember Ballads ... LP
Milestone, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 some marker.)
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Matt DennisMatt Dennis Plays & Sings (Kapp pressing) ... LP
Kapp, 1953. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by Matt Dennis – a cool-voiced 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
(Nice Japanese pressing – heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Julie LondonSwing Me An Old Song (second cover) ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good ... $19.99
Old songs, but swung the Julie London way – and given a really cool feel here, thanks to jazzy backings from the great Jimmy Rowles! The group's clearly got some key west coast hornmen in the lineup – as some points feature some standout sax or trumpet bits that really help flavor the tunes – taking them way past Julie's usual sensual style, and offering up a great second element that really makes the record worth checking out! The tunes come across in ways you'd hardly expect – and titles include "Row Row Row", "By The Beautiful Sea", "Comin Thru The Rye", "After The Ball", "Cuddle Up A Little Closer", and "Old Folks At Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Jackie ParisSongs By Jackie Paris ... LP
Wing, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
One of the first albums ever cut by Jackie Paris – an excellent male singer from the 50s, of the same generation as Mark Murphy and Bobby Troup, but who unfortunately never made a name as big as either of those two. This set has Jackie singing with arrangements by Manny Albam – fairly bright and full, but with some dark and modern touches that set the record apart from most of the male vocal sessions of the 50s we can think of. Jackie's his own man – not one to lapse into romantic cliches or overdone emotion – with a simple jazz-based approach that reminds us of Roy Kral or Joe Derise. Tracks on the set include "Strange", "Whispering Grass", "Heart Of Gold", "I Can't Get Started", "Goodnight My Love", and "Cloudy Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has light discoloration from age and a small bit of peeling around the edges of the laminate – but this might be the nicest copy we've ever seen!)

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Rare SilkNew Weave ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A way hipper record than you'd guess from a group with a name like "Rare Silk" – and some of the best group jazz vocalese recorded in the 80s! The group is a quartet of voices – 3 female, 1 male – and they come together in a style that's far less hokey than most of the other practictioners of this mode at the time – a timeless sort of hipster approach that's really got a lot of the same sort of energy as Mark Murphy on Muse! Backing is small combo jazz on all numbers, with some really sweet keyboards on a few of the best tracks – and titles include versions of Flip Nunez's "Happying", Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay", Richie Cole's "New York Afternoon", Chick Corea's "Spain", Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar", and Eddie Harris' "You Know It's Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Johnnie RayJohnnie Ray (Liberty) ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
Unusual later work from Johnnie Ray! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one small mark, but is very nice overall.)

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Mel TormeOle Torme ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A rare gem from Mel Torme – one of his greatest albums of the 50s! The album's got a very unusual approach – for Mel, that is – in that it sets his vocals up in Latinized arrangements, handled with a brassy finish by the great Billy May. The set's got a heck of a lot more punch than some of Mel's mellower records – and the pairing of his smooth foggy vocals with the jazzy touches of May is a genius pairing. Titles include "Frenesi", "Rosita", "Perfida", "Malaguena", "Rhumba Jumps", "Baia", and "Nina". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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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. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jackie ParisSong Is Paris ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem by singer Jackie Paris – an underrecorded LA singer from the 50s and 60s, with a sound and style that's somewhere between early Mark Murphy and later Bobby Troup! Paris has less of the vocalese approach of some of his contemporaries – and is also lacking the heavy vocal style of singers like Johnny Hartman or Billy Eckstine – which means that he's got a bright, to the point approach that's rare for singers of his generation. Arrangements on the set are by Bobby Scott – who does a good job of shifting between jazzy and moody to fit the range of the material – and titles include "Jenny", "My Very Good Friend In The Looking Glass", "Nobody Loses All The Time", "Duke's Place", "Thad's Blues", and "Cinderella". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – in wonderful shape! Cover has a small sticker in one bottom corner, but the rest is great.)

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