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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 ... $9.99
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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Kay StarrEssential RCA Singles Collection ... CD
Taragon, Late 50s. Used ... $15.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 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 BelafonteJump Up Calypso ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good ... $6.99
Harry Belafonte gets a bit of bigger backing here – thanks to great arrangements by Ralph Hunter – but the sound is still mighty nice! Titles include "Jump In Line", "Kingston Market", "Monkey", "Goin Down Jordan", and "Angelina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Harry BelafonteReturns To Carnegie Hall ... CD
RCA, 1960. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry Belafonte & Miriam MakebaEvening With Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Hipper than you might expect – thanks to arrangements by South African jazzman Jonas Gwangwa! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jesse BelvinYesterdays ... LP
RCA, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
(Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Brook BentonMy Country ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $11.99
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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Maurice ChevalierThank Heaven For Maurice Chevalier ... LP
RCA, Late 30s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Classic work from the first film era for Maurice Chevalier! (French, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Vic DamoneDamone Type Of Thing ... LP
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A surprising bit of genius from Vic Damone – an album done in a mature, adult, easy-going style that we really love! The set's got echoes of 60s Sinatra and Tony Bennett – but also shares a lot with the newer sophistication that was being crafted by some of the hipper female singers of the time – a mode that eschews the charts and bypasses the younger crowd, and goes straight for the boozy, older audiences who've had their hearts broken enough to really get the spirit of the tunes! Arrangements are by Perry Botkin, J Hill, and Dick Grove – and titles include "It Never Entered My Mind", "The More I See You", "I'll Find You A Rainbow", "Two For The Road", "I Never Go There Any More", and "Arrivederci My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi.)

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Matt DennisShe Dances Overhead ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1955. Used ... $14.99
Dreamy vocals from Matt Dennis – a set of Rodgers & Hart numbers, performed in a sweetly swaying style that has plenty of warm touches. Unlike some of Matt's smaller combo records, this set's got larger backings from the orchestra of Harry Geller – using some light strings and woodwinds to give the set a darker sort of finish that works nicely with Matt's fragile vocals. The approach is unique for a male singer at the time – fitting, given that Matt's such a uniquely talented vocalist! Titles include "Have You Met Miss Jones", "This Funny World", "Give Her A Kiss", "Mimi", "Nobody's Heart", and "I Married An Angel". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ethel EnnisGod Bless The Child ... LP
RCA/Camden, 1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Gogi GrantWelcome To My Heart ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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. Cover has light wear & some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Jack JonesWrite Me A Love Song Charlie ... LP
RCA, 1974. Sealed ... $7.99
Beautiful later work from Jack Jones – a sublime set recorded between his bigger 60s fame and his later Love Boat years! The set has a soaring sense of maturity that's really great – very much in the Scott Walker spirit that Jones first help inspire in Scott back in the late 60s – and recorded here in a mode that's not unlike that of Walker's post-4 albums. The similarity's not surprising, though, given that arrangements here are by Peter Knight – and most of the tracks were penned by Charles Aznavour, who seems to be Jones' muse here in the way that Jacques Brel was Walker's back in the late 60s! Many tunes have a bit of keyboards in the mix, which helps to further mellow the tone of the tracks – and titles include "The I Love You Song", "We Had It All", "She", "Happy Anniversary", "Yesterday When I Was Young", "You've Let Yourself Go", and "Write Me A Love Song Charlie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed – but one corner of the shrinkwrap is open.)

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Teddi KingBidin My Time ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Teddi's working here with some jazzy backings from Al Cohn and his orchestra! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert.)

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Steve Lawrence & Eydie GormeWhat It Was – Was Love ... LP
RCA, 1969. Sealed ... $4.99
A concept album – billed as an "albumusical", put together by Gordon Jenkins with songs that tell the tale of love lost and love found! Arrangements by Peter Matz, Nick Perito, and Gordon Jenkins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, with hype sticker.)

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Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson EddyFavorites In Stereo ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Peggy March/Bennie ThomasIn Our Fashion ... LP
RCA, 1965. Sealed ... $4.99
A mixture of duets and solo tracks – with titles that include "Not Every Of The Week", "Birds & The Bees", "We're In Fashion", "It Comes & Goes", "Blue On Blue", and "Catchin On Fast". (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Harry NilssonLittle Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night ... LP
RCA, 1973. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A big, lush and moody set of standards by the great Harry Nilsson – with Harry's charismatic, unrivaled vocals in peak form – and add just a little touch of the oddball touches he was most famous for to that point! At this point in the early 70s, probably the least hip thing a singer could do would be to hire a a grand pop composer and an orchestra to record a set of standards, but ever the vocal trailblazer, that's what Harry did and it works magically. Gordon Jenkins conducted, and titles include Nilsson's takes on "Lazy Moon", "For Me And My Gal", "It Had To Be You", "This Is All I Ask", "As Time Goes By" and more. (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Best Buy Series pressing.)

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Peter PalmerPresenting Peter Palmer ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ Tony PerkinsFrom My Heart ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... $6.99
An early vocal outing from the star of Psycho – surprisingly nice, with this unusual blue-tinged vibe! Plus, the arrangements are great – handled by jazzman Al Cohn, and directed by Urbie Green! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of pen/stamps on the back.)

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John PizzarelliOur Love Is Here To Stay ... CD
RCA, 1997. Used ... $2.99
Arranged & conducted by Don Sebesky CD
(Small cutout hole through case & rear artwork.)

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Della ReeseVoice Of An Angel ... CD
RCA, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Nina SimoneEmergency Ward! (special edited version) ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good- ... $11.99
A special promo of this album cut by Nina Simone during the time she was working with Weldon Irvine! The record is live, with arrangements by Weldon, and lots of improvising on lyrics by Nina Simone. This radio edit version features slightly shorter versions of the 3 tracks – including a 4 and 6 minute "My Sweet Lord/Today Is A Killer", the classic "Poppies", and "Isn't It A Pity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Nina SimoneEmergency Ward!/It Is Finished/Black Gold ... CD
RCA (Germany), 1970/1972/1974. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
3 great Nina records collected together in one package! Emergency Ward is a great little album cut by Nina Simone during the time she was working with Weldon Irvine. The record features 4 long tracks, all cut live in concert, and with large arrangements done by Weldon, and lots of improvising on lyrics by Nina Simone. Includes a haunting version of "My Sweet Lord", the classic "Poppies", and a great poem/song called "Today Is A Killer". It Is Finished was 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". Black Gold was one of the excellent LPs she cut with the Stroud Productions imprint during the early 70s. The style here is even hipper than her late 60s work on Philips – with a mixture of open-ended jazz and soul that's best summed up in the album's extended reading of "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair", and a great version of "To Be Young Gifted & Black", which was written by Weldon Irvine, who's probably playing piano here with Nina. 18 tracks on 2 CDs! CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/4 Men With Beards, 1971. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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?" LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 EU Music On Vinyl pressing.)

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Joe WilliamsOverwhelming Joe Williams ... CD
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Richard Wolfe Children's ChorusSesame Street, Rubber Duckie & Other Songs From Sesame Street ... LP
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harry BelafonteBelafonte Sings The Blues ... LP
RCA, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Harry BelafonteDon't Ever Love Me/Mama Look At Bubu ... 7-inch
RCA, 1957. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's, Vocalists) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and an unglued seam.)

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✨✧ Oscar Brown Jr, Sivuca, & Jean PaceJoy ... LP
RCA, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has an address label on back.)
 
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Ya Ya FornierBearcat – Introducing . . . Ya Ya Fornier ... CD
Random Chance, 2003. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Siw Malmkwist/Umberto MercatoSole Sole Sole/Sabato Sera ... 7-inch
Jubilee, 1964. Good+ ... $0.99
(Funky 45's, Vocalists) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sam CookeSam Cooke Sings The Billie Holiday Story (aka Tribute To The Lady) ... LP
Up Front, 1959. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An early gem from the great Sam Cooke – a pre-RCA session, but one that already has Sam showing a stronger jazzy side of his talents – as you might guess from the title! The Lady, in this case, is the late Billie Holiday – recently passed at the time of this recording, and lovingly paid tribute to by a young Sam Cooke – with vocals that have a perfect blend of sweet and raspy to really unlock the tension in Holiday's music – yet also deliver the sound with a much different vibe overall. The set's a great example of how strongly Cooke could sing in a sophisticated jazzy style – and he does a great job with Holiday standards like "God Bless The Child", "Solitude", "Lover Girl", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Rene Hall did the orchestrations – and the album's an interesting example of how Cooke, like Holiday, could work within conventional forms to work a subtly progressive agenda! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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Sam CookeTribute To The Lady ... CD
Pickwick/Hallmark, 1959. Used ... $14.99
An early gem from the great Sam Cooke – a pre-RCA session, but one that already has Sam showing a stronger jazzy side of his talents – as you might guess from the title! The Lady, in this case, is the late Billie Holiday – recently passed at the time of this recording, and lovingly paid tribute to by a young Sam Cooke – with vocals that have a perfect blend of sweet and raspy to really unlock the tension in Holiday's music – yet also deliver the sound with a much different vibe overall. The set's a great example of how strongly Cooke could sing in a sophisticated jazzy style – and he does a great job with Holiday standards like "God Bless The Child", "Solitude", "Lover Girl", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Rene Hall did the orchestrations – and the album's an interesting example of how Cooke, like Holiday, could work within conventional forms to work a subtly progressive agenda! (Soul, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print.)

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Jon LucienPremonition ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $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". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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✨✧ Audrey MorrisAfterthoughts ... LP
Fancy Faire, 1985. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A later date from Audrey Morris – the Chicago singer who's probably best remembered for some classic RCA sessions in the 50s, but who also kept on doing her own thing for decades later in the Windy City! The set's got a very old school feel – quite different than the usual 80s jazz set – very much in classic small combo vocal mode, with Audrey's lead accompanied by piano from Bruce Robins, and some occasional tenor from Stu Genovese. And although the set was issued on a small label, it's got a very professional approach – almost an attempt to go for the classic sound that bigger labels were doing with small singer sessions a few decades before. The song choices are great, and titles include "Nobody", "I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All", "My Silent Love", "Mira", "Rain Sometimes", "But I Loved You", and "Afterthoughts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hard to find vinyl pressing!)
 
 
 



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