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✨✧ Jan PeerceBluebird Of Happiness & Other Wonderful World Favorites – Levin/Bass/Fistoulari/Blackton/RCA Orchestra/Philharmonia Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed RCA Victrola mono pressing!)
 
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✨✧ Harry BelafonteMidnight Special ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Speakers Corner.)

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Harry Belafonte & Miriam MakebaEvening With Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1965. Sealed ... $4.99
Hipper than you might expect – thanks to arrangements by South African jazzman Jonas Gwangwa! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram reissue pressing.)

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Margie DayDawn Of A New Day/Experience Margie Day ... CD
RCA/Poker (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
Two compelling albums from Margie Day – an under-remembered singer who worked for RCA at the end of the 60s! First up is Dawn Of A New Day – a set that has Margie working in a really unique approach to vocals – a bit jazzy at times, inflected with bluesy undercurrents at others, but often delivered with a sense of class and poise that's a bit like Nancy Wilson at Capitol – although quite different overall! Given that Margie's always apt to push the inflections on the tunes – working the notes heavily with very soulful expression – she really changes things up from the usual album of this type, and creates a nice sense of tension with the arrangements from Ray Ellis, Chuck Sagle, and Jimmy Wisner. Titles include "Am I Blue", "Walk Away", "As Time Goes By", "Much Too Long", "Ain't It The Truth", "Let's Do It", and "In Times Like These". Experience Margie Day is pretty groovy little set from Day – a record that's somewhere in a space between jazz and soul vocals, and put together with some really unique inflections overall! There's a surprisingly sophisticated quality to the music – almost like some of Marlena Shaw's late 60s music, but a bit less righteous overall – filled with adult themes, and featuring a track list that includes a fair bit of unfamiliar numbers that really keep things fresh. Arrangements are by Ray Ellis, Art Beck, and Garry Illingworth – the latter of whom wrote some of the best tracks on the set – and titles include "What Does He Think", "If The Laugh-In Don't Kill Me", "I Keep It Hid", "Time Doesn't Matter Anymore", "Ever Livin Lovin Program Plan", "Rainbow People", "I Thought About You", "Don't Pay Them No Mind", "Let's Start All Over Again", "Maybe You'll Be There", and "Wine In The Wind". (Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Eliane EliasKissed By Nature ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, 2002. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print. CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Ethel EnnisOnce Again Ethel Ennis ... LP
RCA, 1964. Very Good ... $2.99
Groovy backings from Sid Bass – and titles that include "Thrill Me", "Show Me A Man", "Wild Is Love", "Like Love", "Mr Wonderful", "For Every Man There's A Woman", and "Since I've Been To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Benny GoodmanGoody Goody – Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Featuring Helen Ward ... CD
BMG/RCA (Japan), Mid 30s. Used ... $9.99
(Jazz, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Gogi GrantWelcome To My Heart ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Gogi Grant sang a fair bit of dramatic pop material in the 50s, but she's nicely laidback and mellow here – working with lush backings from Dennis Farnon, in a moody set of love songs and ballads! The music is filled with plenty of dark corners and indigo hues – and Gogi's vocals have traded some of their previous drama for a sad-tinged approach that really fits Farnons arrangements nicely. Titles include "At Last At Last", "Love Letters", "With All My Heart", "But Beautiful", "So Do I", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "Welcome To My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Helen Humes with Red Norvo & His OrchestraMidsummer Night's Songs ... LP
RCA (France), 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has an unglued top seam and a few light creases.)

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✨✧ Jack JonesWithout Her ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good ... $0.99
Beautiful stuff – almost the American equivalent of Scott Walker! Jack's first album for RCA, with arrangements by Marty Paich. Includes killer versions of "Live For Life" and "Without Her" – plus "Isn't It Romantic?", "For All We Know", "Homeward Bound", "I Can't Get Started", and "The Look Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on back.)

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Karin Krog/Nils LindbergAs You Are – The Malmo Sessions ... LP
RCA (Sweden), 1977. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the most obscure Karin Krog albums of the 70s – featuring a group led by pianist Nils Lindberg, with Allan Botschinsky on trumpet, Bernt Rosengren on reeds, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Ole Molin on drums! Titles include "Blues For A Crushed Soul", "As You Are", "Once I Loved", "I'm Shadowing You", and "On Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bottom cover seam is unglued, and spine has a small split – but this is a very nice copy overall.)

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Les Double SixLes Double Six (Les Double Six/Meet Quincy Jones) ... CD
RCA/Victor/BMG (France), 1960/1962. Used ... $7.99
Great early work by this swingin' French vocal group! These guys swung as hard as American jazz vocal groups, like Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross or The Hi Los – but they stuck to hipper, jazzier material, and had a driving sound that never let up! The group is led by singer Mimi Perrin, who also handed the arrangements – and it also features work by Eddy Louiss, Christiane Legrand, and vocalist Ward Swingle, in the years before he took off to form the Swingle Singers! This wonderfully remastered CD package features 19 tracks from their first two albums, plus one rare additional cut – titles include "Walkin", "Rat Race", "Meet Benny Bailey", "Fascination", "Boo's Blues", "Naima", "Boplicity", "Westwood Walk", and "Early Autumn". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Les Double Six (Les Double Six/Meet Quincy Jones) (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Les Double SixLes Double Six (Les Double Six/Meet Quincy Jones) (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA (UK), 1960/1962. New Copy ... $8.99
Great early work by this swingin' French vocal group! These guys swung as hard as American jazz vocal groups, like Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross or The Hi Los – but they stuck to hipper, jazzier material, and had a driving sound that never let up! The group is led by singer Mimi Perrin, who also handed the arrangements – and it also features work by Eddy Louiss, Christiane Legrand, and vocalist Ward Swingle, in the years before he took off to form the Swingle Singers! This wonderfully remastered CD package features 19 tracks from their first two albums, plus one rare additional cut – titles include "Walkin", "Rat Race", "Meet Benny Bailey", "Fascination", "Boo's Blues", "Naima", "Boplicity", "Westwood Walk", and "Early Autumn". CD
Also available Les Double Six (Les Double Six/Meet Quincy Jones) ... CD 7.99

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Jon LucienI Am Now (plus bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $3.99
The beginning of an amazing run on RCA for vocalist Jon Lucien – working here in a sublime blend of styles that's way beyond simple soul or standard jazz! Lucien's got a sound that's unlike anything we can think of – apart from the countless imitators who've tried for his style in recent years – and this initial RCA album is a musical masterpiece that's filled with joy, life, and emotion – all without any of the cliches that such a reference might imply! Arrangements are by Lucien, with some occasional help from Horace Ott and Stanley Rubinstein – all a swirling blend of strings, jazz, and some groovier rhythms at the bottom that have made this record an underground favorite for years. Titles include a killer version of "Who Will Buy", done as a breezy jazz groover, in a way that's made it a classic jazz dance track for years – plus "I Am Now", "How Insensitive", "Love For Sale", and "Dindi" – all given the lush, lovely, swirling, soulful Lucien sound! This remastered edition from Big Break UK includes the bonus "Who Will Buy (Mono Version)". (Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica ... CD
RCA (UK), 1961. New Copy ... $8.99
A strange and obscure session that has the cool jazz vocals of American singer Helen Merrill backed by a small Italian combo led by soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a wonderful mix that really makes the album an unusual one for Helen! The music was originally recorded for a TV program in Italy, and each track is preceded by an Italian voice, reciting Italian versions of the lyrics over spare musical backing – then Merrill's voice comes in with a bigger jazz group, singing each track in English – a very nice level of presentation! And although the whole thing sounds crazy, it actually works well – and gives the album a compelling edge and kind of a sexy late-night quality – with great instrumentation that includes flute from Gino Marinacci and guitar from Enzo Grillini. Tracks include "Solitude", "Everything Happens To Me", "Night & Day", "Why Don't You Do Right", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD

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Vanessa RubinSings ... CD
Novus/RCA, 1995. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy RushingYou And Me That Used To Be ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1971. Used ... $9.99
Eleven tracks, featuring Ray Nance, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, BuddJohnson, and Milt Hinton. Including "Fine And Mellow", "I Surrender Dear", "Linger Awhile", "My Last Affair", "More Than You Know", "Home", and "The You And Me That Used To Be". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil Scott-HeronRevolution Will Not Be Televised ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
An 80s collection, but one that's filled with gems from Gil Scott-Heron's legendary early years at Flying Dutchman – a time when he was recording some of his most impressively righteous material ever! The music's a hip mix of protest poetry and sweet jazzy numbers – played with great keyboard accompaniment from frequent partner Brian Jackson on nearly every track – plus help from Hubert Laws on flute and sax, and Bernard Purdie on drums. CD features 17 tracks in all – much more than the album – and titles include "Pieces of a Man", "Lady Day & John Coltrane", "Whitey on the Moon", "The Needle's Eye", "Home is Where the Hatred Is", "Did You Hear What They Said?", "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", "No Knock", "Sex Education Ghetto Style", "A Sign Of The Ages", "The Prisoner", and "When You Are Who You Think You Are". (Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Dinah ShoreSings The Blues Volume 1 (7-inch EP) ... 7-inch
RCA, 1954. Very Good ... $1.99
(Funky 45's, Vocalists) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a stain on back.)

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Nina SimoneEmergency Ward! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A great little album cut by Nina Simone during the time she was working with Weldon Irvine – a live album that really has the lady stretching out, and showing off all the cool, complicated grooves she brought to a concert setting! Weldon did the arrangements, and they've got a very righteous feel overall – which really seems to inspire Simone in her interpretations of the tunes, as she improvises a lot and really takes off with the lyrics! The album includes a really haunting version of "My Sweet Lord", the classic "Poppies", and a great poem/song called "Today Is A Killer" that goes on for over 15 minutes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Nina SimoneForever Young, Gifted, & Black – Songs Of Freedom & Spirit ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
The hippest work of Nina Simone's years on RCA – a collection that brings together tracks that really fit the spirit of the title! Although Simone had always explored righteous themes throughout her career, she really opened up during her late 60s/early 70s run for RCA – using new freedoms at the label to stretch out the length of her tunes, deepen the social currents of her themes, and even move her musical backings away from straight jazz-based lines. Package features liner notes by Alicia Keys, a specially commissioned poem by Nikki Giovanni, and previously unreleased alternate versions of "Turn Turn Turn" and "Ain't Got No" – plus the tracks "Westwind (live)", "Backlash Blues (live)", "Why (The King Of Love Is Dead)(live)", "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", "Revolution (parts 1 & 2)", and "Mississippi Goddam (live)". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
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Jon LucienPremonition (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $5.99
A beautiful album from Jon Lucien – one that's been far too neglected over the years! This was Lucien's second album for Columbia – and it's a wonderfully strong effort that fuses together jazz, soul, and Brazilian styles, in a manner that recalls some of his best work for RCA – but also moves the music into a slightly more modern soul vibe, too! The sound's a bit tighter than in earlier years – but the best cuts really benefit from this approach, and have sort of a Bill Withers-esque mix of smooth instrumentation and real soul vocals. Titles include the classic "Hello Like Before", plus "Child Of Love", "Mi Vida", "Spring's Arrival", "Gaku", and "If I Could". CD features a bonus early version of "Child Of Love". (Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Matt DennisWelcome Matt Dennis ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... About July 27, 2016
A lesser-known set from vocalist Matt Dennis – not as well-remembered as his 50s dates for RCA and Kapp, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Matt's working here with full backings from Sy Oliver – in a set that showcases his talents more as a singer than a songwriter – but which still manages to include a few great Dennis originals. And despite a cover that looks a bit lurid – with Dennis cornering a model inside a hotel room – the overall feel of the record is quite homey and domestic, with tunes that echo images of hearth and family, but often with the kind of nod and a wink which you might expect from Matt's usual approach to a tune. Titles include "Home", "Welcome Mat", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "By The Fireside", "A Cup Of Coffe A Sandwich & You", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "Your Family". CD
 
 
 



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