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Peggy MarchIf You Loved Me – RCA Recordings From Around The World 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Peggy March is a singer with a surprisingly varied career – an artist that most folks know for only her early little girl pop fame – but one who went onto record a very unusual range of sounds as the 60s moved on! RCA was her label, and while she never hit the heights of the charts after her early hit, the company was more than committed to allowing Peggy's sound to grow and flourish – especially on the international scene, where she not only recorded tracks in other languages, but also picked up new non-American songs, and served up very cool English-language versions! This set really does a great job of moving past the early stuff, and looking at this lost later legacy of March's music – sounds that we'd easily compare to the hipper 60s material by Jackie DeShannon, even though Peggy didn't write her own material. The range of studio talents really keeps things interesting – there's even one track arranged by Ennio Morricone – and titles include "He's Back Again", "If You Loved Me", "He Couldn't Care Less", "Watch What You Do With My Baby", "Johnny Cool", "Kilindini Docks", "Eh Bravo", "Passo Su Passo", "Too Long Away", "Wasurenaiwa", "Ne Joue Pas Les Enfants", "He Couldn't Care Less", "This Heart Wasn't Made To Kick Around", "Can't Stop Thinkin About Him", and "Fool Fool Fool". (Rock, Vocalists) CD
 
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Ann MargretVivacious One (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1962. Used ... $9.99
Swingin early work from Ann-Margret, always the vivacious one – and we're not even talking about her voice! The album follows in the style of work that Ann was recording for films at the time – punched-up and feisty, with that growling and almost unbridled sexuality oozing forth from most of the numbers. Arrangements are by Bob Florence and HB Barnum, and the album features a nice version of "Senor Blues", plus the tracks "Begin The Beguine", "Thirteen Men", "I Was Only Kidding", "Tell Me Tell Me", and "Make Love To Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ann Margret/Marty PaichSongs From The Swinger & Other Swingin Songs ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Ann-Margret at her grooviest – singing the super-groovy theme from The Swinger – perhaps her greatest film appearance ever! There's a mod bounce to the album that goes way way beyond any of Ann's other albums of the period – thanks to arrangements from Marty Paich, Quincy Jones, and Johnny Williams – all of whom put a nice sort of lilt in the backings, and manage to capture Ann at her sexiest. The title tune "The Swinger" is worth the price of entry itself – as it's a catchy, guitar-twanging number delivered in an incredibly breathy mode – supported by 2 great instrumentals from the film as well, "Swinger's Holiday" and "Kelly's Dance". But even on more conventional numbers, Ann's got a great sound here – bringing whole new sexy life to tracks that include "I Wanna Be Loved", "By Myself", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "More", and "Cute". (Soundtracks, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of work from those years when singer Ann-Margret first popped up on the American market – young, fresh, and sexy – and willing to do whatever it took to make her music stand out from the pack! Ann-Margret's got a vocal range that's maybe deeper than most of her contemporaries – a lusty growl that makes you feel like she's singing from way down in her toes – with odd bluesy currents mixed with jazzier backings – all in a mode that has really blows away the sultry tones of previous singers like Peggy Lee or Julie London. This 30 track package is a very well-chosen array of tunes from the early RCA years – and includes lots of solo numbers, plus work with Elvis Presley and Al Hirt – on titles that include "Man's Favorite Sport", "Next Time", "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Mack The Knife", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Lady Loves Me", "You're The Boss", "Mr Wonderful", "That Old Black Magic", "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Take All The Kisses", "Something To Think About", and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". CD

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Harry BelafonteBelafonte ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Original mono pressing! Cover has wear & a split top seam.)

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Harry BelafonteCalypso ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the all-time classics from Harry Belafonte – thanks to sweet arrangements from Tony Scott! Titles include the classic "Day O", plus "The Jack Ass Song", "Hosana", "Brown Skin Girl", "Man Smart", and "Jamaica Farewell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Harry BelafonteMidnight Special ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover looks great.)

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Harry BelafonteReturns To Carnegie Hall ... LP
RCA, 1960. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small tear. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Harry BelafonteSwing Dat Hammer ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Brook BentonMy Country ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $19.99
Forget Ray Charles or Solomon Burke! Even though we love them, we've always thought that Brook Benton was the absolute master of the country/soul crossover – and this album's one of his most overlooked gems! The album features Brook's rich soulful voice singing to tight Nashville arrangements by Anita Kerr, produced with a nice touch of soul by Clyde Otis. The result is a great batch of tracks with a fresh sparkling sound – and titles include "He's Got You", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "He'll Have To Go", and "Gone". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Brasilia Modern SixEstreia ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1969. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Groovy vocal pop from Brazil – an unusual group with a mellow harmony sound – one gal and five guys, gently singing together over some light arrangements of American and Brazilian pop tunes! The style of the record is different than work by other Brazilian harmony combos of the 60s – and at times, almost has a slightly psychedelic edge to it, thanks to a nice use of organ on the record, and a decidedly hippiesque quality to the voice of the female singer. The album features great versions of "Roda De Samba", "Light My Fire", "I Say A Little Prayer", and "Summer Rain" – plus the cuts "I Love You", "Estou Aqui", "Viento Dile A La Lluvia", and "Tomorrow's Love". (Brazil, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing from 2002, with great vinyl and heavy cover! Long out of print.)

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✨✧ Oscar Brown Jr, Sivuca, & Jean PaceJoy ... LP
RCA, 1970. Sealed ... $2.99
Oscar Brown's score for a hip play that he wrote (one of his many plays!) – performed by him, Sivuca, and Jean Pace. Despite the "show" quality of the material, this actually stands simply as a great Oscar Brown Jr. LP, and the production is nice and intimate, and sounds just like an ordinary studio album. Sivuca's great, and his breathy voice and playing really open up Oscar Brown with some great Brazilian touches. And as usual, the writing's great, especially on tracks like "Brown Baby", "Mother Africa's Day", "Funky World", and the great version of "Afro Blue", featuring Oscar's classic lyrics. Also features a wonderful version of Johnny Alf's "Sky & Sea" – done by Sivuca with an incredible lilting groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rosemary ClooneyBest Selection ... CD
BMG/RCA (Japan), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
20 songs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Rosemary ClooneyRosie Solves The Swingin Riddle ... CD
RCA/Koch, 1960. Used ... $5.99
A rare gem from Rosemary Clooney, and a great set done with arranger Nelson Riddle – grooving nicely in a bigger band mode, but inflected with plenty of great Riddle touches on the instrumentation – in a way that matches the playful quality of Rosie's vocals! The overall sound is quite dynamic – especially on the horns, which often step out in some unusual blasts of sound – and Clooney sounds equally great on both the ballads and the upbeat, highly-swinging numbers. Titles include "Shine On Harvest Moon", "By Myself", "Angry", "I Get Along Without You Very Well", "April In Paris", and "How Am I To Know". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rosemary Clooney & Perez PradoTouch Of Tabasco ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1960. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly great little Latin set from Rosemary Clooney – one that makes us want to forgive her for all her pop takes on the genre in the early 50s! Backings here are by Perez Prado, who really brings a nice degree of "zing" to the session – kicking things up with that trademark Prado groove, providing a jagged sense of rhythm to the record – a nice contrast to Rosemary's sweeter vocals. The style's a bit like some of Tito Puente's sessions with Abbe Lane from the same stretch – but is arguably even better, because Clooney's really one heck of a great singer in this setting! Titles include "Corazon De Melon", "Like A Woman", "Mack The Knife", and "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma". CD
(Out of print.)

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Matt DennisDennis Anyone? (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1955. Used ... $16.99
Matt Dennis is best-known to most as the composer of the classic evergreen "Angel Eyes" – but he's also a pretty great singer and piano player, with an easy and hip style that's a lot like Bobby Troup. This album's one of the few he ever cut in this mode – and is a great small group session with backing from guitar, bass, and drums – done in a gentle groove that has some cocktail touches, but which also shares a fragileness with the vocal work of Chet Baker – quite unusual for a male singer of the time! The set list is filled with great original tunes as well – making for a set that sounds quite fresh, especially when compared to the average RCA vocal jazz session of the time. Titles include "Bless You Little Sleepyhead", "That's How Close I Want To Be To You", "Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World", "Devil Talk", "Old Uncle Fud", "The Land Of Danger", and "Relax". CD
(Out of print 1998 Japanese pressing.)

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Ethel EnnisEyes For You ... LP
RCA, 1964. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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(Early 80s Japanese pressing, including the insert.)

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Guylaine GuyDarling Of Paris ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $7.99
(French, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Lena HorneGive The Lady What She Wants ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1958. Used ... $2.99
One of Lena's best from the RCA years – with arrangements by Ralph Burns and Lennie Hayton, on titles that include "Love", "Let's Put Out The Lights & Go To Sleep", "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", "Honey In The Honeycomb", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lena HorneNew Album ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1976. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lena HorneStormy Weather – With Lennie Hayton's Orchestra (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), Mid 50s. Used ... $11.99
One of Lena Horne's greatest albums of the 50s – a rock-solid effort that takes its name from her famous film appearance of the 40s, but which features some wonderfully sophisticated songs in a very postwar mode! As with other RCA dates of the time, the orchestra's handled by Lena's partner Lennie Hayton – and has a nice jazzy pitch, especially on tunes that feature trumpet solos from Charlie Shavers. Titles include "Summertime", "Mad About The Boy", "Tomorrow Mountain", "Ridin On The Moon", "I Wonder What Became Of Me", and "Just One Of Those Things". CD features 10 more bonus tracks – including "Come Runnin", "From This Moment On", "I Have Dreamed", "Sweet Thing", "That Old Feeling", and "What's Right For You". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Natasha AgramaHeart Of Infinite Change ... CD
Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic young jazz singer, and one who really has her own style very firmly in place – one of those rare talents that comes along once in a blue moon, and makes us instantly sit up and go "wow", right after hearing just a few notes! Natasha Agrama is steeped in many of the best jazz traditions, but wraps them up all into a unique strand that instantly makes her music very special, and very personal – definitely jazz vocals at the core, but with lots of contemporary inflections and wonderful instrumentation – served up by a mix of classic and present talents who include Ronald Bruner on drums, Thundercat on bass, George Duke on Fender Rhodes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Austin Peralta on piano and Rhodes. The set begins with a wonderful take on Joe Henderson's "Black Narcissus", then rolls into a great update of Mingus' "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", before taking on Bilal's "All Matter", and transforming older standards "Lover Man", "I Wonder What Became Of Me", and "In A Sentimental Mood". CD
Also available Heart Of Infinite Change ... LP 18.99

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Natasha AgramaHeart Of Infinite Change ... LP
Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic young jazz singer, and one who really has her own style very firmly in place – one of those rare talents that comes along once in a blue moon, and makes us instantly sit up and go "wow", right after hearing just a few notes! Natasha Agrama is steeped in many of the best jazz traditions, but wraps them up all into a unique strand that instantly makes her music very special, and very personal – definitely jazz vocals at the core, but with lots of contemporary inflections and wonderful instrumentation – served up by a mix of classic and present talents who include Ronald Bruner on drums, Thundercat on bass, George Duke on Fender Rhodes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Austin Peralta on piano and Rhodes. The set begins with a wonderful take on Joe Henderson's "Black Narcissus", then rolls into a great update of Mingus' "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", before taking on Bilal's "All Matter", and transforming older standards "Lover Man", "I Wonder What Became Of Me", and "In A Sentimental Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heart Of Infinite Change ... CD 11.99

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Lizabeth ScottLizabeth ... LP
Vik, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Pretty darn amazing – and one of the campier vocal jazz albums on RCA from the late 50s! Lizabeth sings in a "guy crazy" mode that these days would really only be the province of drag acts – and it's compelling to hear a record like this, in which songs like "Men", "He is A Man", "Legalize My Name", and "It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House" are taken at a relatively serious tone. Henri Rene handled the arrangements, and the record has a great version of "Can't Get Out Of This Mood" that begins with a cool monologue. Lizabeth is a real looker, too – and the photo on the front is practically worth the price of the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, splitting & stickers.)
 
 
 



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