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Harry BelafonteCalypso ... CD
RCA, 1956. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry BelafonteMy Lord What A Mornin (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Germany), 1960. Used ... $5.99
CD

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Harry Belafonte & Miriam MakebaEvening With Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1965. Sealed ... $16.99
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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Andy & The Bey SistersAndy & The Bey Sisters ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The landmark first album recorded by Andy Bey and his hip sisters Salome and Geraldine – cut even before their 2 rare classics on Prestige! The style here is completely sublime – a unique blend of jazz, folk, and some earthier elements – all served up with the warm and wonderful harmonies the Beys brought to jazz. The tracks are sometimes familiar numbers, but they're done with a really unique twist – and the album features an incredible reading of "A Felicidade", plus the cuts "Mood Indigo", "Zombie Jamboree", "Dreamy", "Smooth Sailing", "Trees", "Revenge", and "It Must Be So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has light wear. Label has a spot of tape.)

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✨✧ Perry ComoPerry/Perry In Person At The International Hotel Las Vegas ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Obscure 70s work from Perry Como – two RCA albums back to back on a single CD! Perry features heavenly vocals from the great Perry Como – a set that has maybe a slight touch of 70s style in the production, but which still has those great Como vocals firmly intact! Nick Perito handles the charts, and the Ray Charles Singers step in for a bit of backup vocals – but Perry's the main man throughout, adapting nicely to some more contemporary tunes that sound great in the Como setting. Titles include "The Way We Were", "Brian's Song", "Weave Me The Sunshine", "Beyond Tomorrow", "That's You", and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life". In Person is a swinging live set from Perry Como – one that's maybe got a bit more jazz in the mix than some of his other albums, thanks to the bigger band backing him up – often with this vibrant feel that maybe has Perry himself bringing a bit more punch to his presentation too! But if you dig the pillowy-soft Como sound, don't fret – as there's plenty of that in place here – on titles that include "Everybody's Talkin", "I've Got You Under My Skin/Hello Young Lovers", "Love Is Spreading All Over The World", "Father Of Girls", "You'll Never Walk Alone", and "It's A Good Day". CD
(Super Audio CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Tommy Dorsey & Frank SinatraDorsey/Sinatra Sessions Vol 3 ... LP
RCA, 1941/1942. Near Mint- 2LP ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear.)

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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 ... $9.99
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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Teddi KingBidin My Time ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Teddi's working here with some jazzy backings from Al Cohn and his orchestra! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has an RCA "meet the girls" sticker.)

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Teddi KingGirl & Her Songs (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1957. Used ... $11.99
One of the few RCA albums cut by singer Teddi King – a great vocalist who came out of a small jazz group setting, but who works equally well here with larger arrangements from George Siravo! The mood of the album is nice and light, with a few smaller instrumental groups on about half the tracks, and larger string-backed orchestrations on the others. Teddi's voice is sweet, but never cloying – and lightly dances over numbers that include "My Future Just Passed", "After All It's Spring", "A Sailboat In The Moonlight", "Chicken Today & Feathers Tomorrow", and "Laughing At Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddi KingTo You From Teddi King ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
Sweet 50s vocals from Teddi King – a set that's arranged with a fuller style than her small combo sessions from the time – but which still shows her to be one of the most distinctive singers of her time! Teddi's got a voice that's much richer than you'd guess from her small frame – a way of putting over a tune that's not really emotive, but much more deeply expressive than some of her contemporaries – yet all without resorting to any easy cliches, or familiar styles pulled from previous generations. The backings from George Siravo follow this approach nicely – never too overdone, but often with some nice little instrumental touches that add a bit of flair to the proceedings. The songs all echo the "To You" in the title – with a strong use of the second person pronoun in an intimate way – on numbers that include "The Way You Look Tonight", "You Go To My Head", "Where Have You Been", "How Come You Do Me Like You Do", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "The Very Thought Of You", and "Mr You've Gone & Got The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam has light wear, but this is a nice copy overall – vinyl is nice and clean overall.)

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Gertrude LawrenceLady In The Dark & Nymph Errant ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeSarah – Dedicated To You ... CD
BMG/RCA, 1990. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Jimmy RushingYou And Me That Used To Be ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1971. Used ... $16.99
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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Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar tongs and completely recasts them for Nina's own vibe – a way of shifting the sense of spirit to unlock a special Simone-like quality you never would have expected in the tunes from anyone else! Titles include a great version of "Ooh Child", plus "Just Like A Woman", "Here Comes The Sun", "New World Coming", and "My Way". And the set also features Weldon Irvine's own composition, "How Long Must I Wander?" CD

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✨✧ Nina SimoneIt Is Finished ... LP
RCA, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Wonderful work by Nina – the kind of record that once made purists turn up their noses, but which is now being rediscovered as a unique jazz/soul crossover album, filled with loads of nice moments! The instrumentation's pretty darn interesting – and includes sitar, harp, Spanish guitar, and other odd percussion instruments. Includes Nina's nice version of "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter", plus "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "Dambala", "Obeah Woman", and "The Pusher". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneSilk & Soul ... LP
RCA, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Silk & Soul ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Nina SimoneSilk & Soul ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some stuck-on paper at the bottom.)
Also available Silk & Soul ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Nina SimoneTo Love Somebody ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1969. Used ... $9.99
One of Nina's hippest records – and one recorded with her cool combo that included Weldon Irvine! Weldon's on organ on the set, and he co-wrote the two-part track "Revolution" with Simone, one of the album's strongest numbers, set amidst some covers of other hip 60s material, including "Turn Turn Turn", "To Love Somebody", "I Can't See Nobody", and "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Nina SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real standout 70s set from Nina Simone – a one-off date for CTI Records, done with a sound that's different than her earlier work for RCA, Philips, and Colpix! The groove here is often as soul-based as it is vocal jazz – thanks to arrangements from David Matthews, who brings a similar sound here to his other work with Esther Phillips in the decade – another older singer who'd hit some very hip territory at the time. The groove here is very much like Phillips' best for Kudu – smooth and soulful, but in ways that still retain all the rasp and character of the lead vocals. Titles include a sublime reading of Randy Newman's excellent "Baltimore", plus "The Family", "My Father", "Music For Lovers", "Rich Girl", and "Balm In Gilead". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Baltimore ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Nina SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
A real standout 70s set from Nina Simone – a one-off date for CTI Records, done with a sound that's different than her earlier work for RCA, Philips, and Colpix! The groove here is often as soul-based as it is vocal jazz – thanks to arrangements from David Matthews, who brings a similar sound here to his other work with Esther Phillips in the decade – another older singer who'd hit some very hip territory at the time. The groove here is very much like Phillips' best for Kudu – smooth and soulful, but in ways that still retain all the rasp and character of the lead vocals. Titles include a sublime reading of Randy Newman's excellent "Baltimore", plus "The Family", "My Father", "Music For Lovers", "Rich Girl", and "Balm In Gilead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)
Also available Baltimore ... LP 9.99
 
 
 



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