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✨✧ Ames Brothers with EsquivelHello Amigos ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $8.99
A very unique outing – a set that mixes the sweet harmonies of The Ames Brothers with wild backings from Esquivel! Most of the tracks are in Spanish, and have Esquivel doing a standard Latin sound, but which also approaches his own solo work in some of the more unusual moments! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Ann Margret & Al HirtBeauty & The Beard ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Just to get things straight: Ann's the Beauty and Al's the Beard – and they're paired together in this surprisingly tasty set that stands as one of Ann's jazziest albums for RCA! Part of the strength is from arranger Marty Paich, who has Al's trumpet and Ann's voice working with a small group that includes Red Norvo on vibes and Al Hendrickson on guitar. Tunes are a bit laidback, especially for Ann – and titles include "Mutual Admiration Society", "Personality", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Little Boy", and "The Best Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing – in great shape! Back cover has a promo sticker.)

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Julie BuddJulie Budd ... LP
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $1.99
A hip early 70s album arranged and produced by Tony Hatch – not nearly as well known as his work with Jackie Trent or Petula Clark, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Julie's got a style that's a bit less poppy than some of her predecessors – at least not in a 60s way – and she slides out nicely here with a warm quality that's rich and full, but gets a good sense of pacing and timing from Hatch. In other hands, Budd might be a bit too over the top, or too emotive – but Tony's skill with singers really helps her find focus here, on a set of tunes that include "Touch Me", "Just Say Goodbye", "How Can I Be Sure", "West Side Apartment", "You've Got A Friend", and a remake of "Call Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hoagy CarmichaelStardust & Much More ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Late 20s/Early 30s/1960. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)

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Perry ComoComo Swings ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear and a small name stamp.)

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Ronnie GilbertIn Hi Fi The Legend Of Bessie Smith ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear and a piece of tape on part of the top seam.)

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Lena HorneLena On The Blue Side ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1962. Used ... $13.99
(Out of print.)

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Eartha KittThat Bad Eartha ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Naughty early work from Eartha Kitt – recorded back way before she was a huge mass of cliches, and had enough sexy power to earn the title of "Tha Bad Eartha"! There's a slinky, erotic quality to most of this work – and slightly accented vocals too, done with a sense of class that almost reminds us of Marlena Dietrich at times, although a bit less cold overall. If there's one album that sums up Eartha's career best, this is probably it – as the set features key early recordings like "C'est Si Bon" and "I Want To Be Evil" – plus a range of other interesting material that includes "African Lullaby", "Uska Dara", "Let's Do It", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", and "Under The Bridges Of Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label deep groove pressing. Cover has a spot of clear tape on the bottom right corner.)

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Abbe LaneLady In Red ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good- ... $11.99
Plenty of blushing tones here – a classic late 50s RCA set from Abbe Lane, and one that has her working with some very cool backings from the legendary Sid Ramin! Although Abbe's best known for her Latin sides with Tito Puente, Ramin does a really wonderful job too. Sid's approach is a bit quirkier, with some unusual touches in the orchestra that make for plenty of cool musical flourishes underneath Abbe's vocals – unusual backings that Lane matches with unusual phrasings that take this set way past the obvious! Titles include "Breezin Along With The Breeze", "We're Not Children", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Femininity", "All Of Me", and "No Good To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, partial seam splitting, some stains, and a couple of peeled marks on the front. Label has a sticker.)

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Rufus LumleyRufus Lumley ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Audrey MorrisBistro Ballads ... LP
X/RCA, 1955. Very Good ... $69.99
A wonderful album of sad-tinged saloon songs – sung by Chicago vocalist Audrey Morris, in the same small combo style she was using in the clubs at the time! Audrey accompanies herself on piano, backed by only the bass of Johnny Pate and drums of Charles Walton – in a lean style that really gets at the darkness of the tracks on the set. Titles include a stellar version of "Guess Who I Saw Today", plus "Blah Blah Blah", "Nobody's Heart Belongs To Me", "Sweet William", "Where Are You", "The End Of A Love Affair", and "April Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is worn, with yellowed tape and some splitting on the seams, aging, some pen, and some marker.)

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Anthony NewleyIn My Solitude ... LP
RCA, 1964. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a some surface wear and a sticker on the spine.)

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Leontyne Price/Rust College ChoirI Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free ... LP
RCA, 1971. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Red Seal pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Della ReeseDella ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam & some minor stains on the back.)

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Dinah ShoreBouquet Of Blues ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $4.99
Dinah Shore's definitely got a bouquet of blues here – thanks to some backings that echo the moody, late nite image on the cover! The set's one of Shore's most blue-hued ever – a surprisingly beautiful little record that features orchestrations from Henri Rene, Frank DeVol, and Harry Zimmerman – all with styles that slightly echo older eras of jazz, but which never get too hokey, or resort to any easy cliches. In a way, there's almost a sharper modern edge going on amidst some of the more traditional modes – and Shore's vocals are a bit part of that, thanks to a wonderful recording style that has them right up front in the mix, coming across with incredible clarity. Titles include "Bouquet Of Blues", "Moanin Low", "Lonesome Gal", "Blues In The Night", "Born To Be Blue", "Memphis Blues", "What Can I Say After I'm Sorry", and "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams.)

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Nina SimoneAnthology ... CD
RCA/BMG Heritage, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $9.99

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Nina SimoneBlack Gold ... LP
RCA, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Black Gold indeed – as the album's a real classic from Nina, one of the excellent sets 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. Other titles include the funky "Ain't Got No I Got Life", plus "Westwind", "Who Knows Where The Time Goes", and "The Assignment Sequence" – all very hip numbers! LP, Vinyl record album

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Skip-JacksSweet Hot & Blue ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good- ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and half split seams.)

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Maxine Sullivan with Benny Carter & Claude ThornhiSt Louis Blues ... LP
RCA (Japan), Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A nice Japanese collection – featuring Maxine Sullivan singing with the orchestras of Benny Carter and Claude Thornhill! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Joe WilliamsJoe Williams At Newport 63 ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A killer album that's one of Joe's best! Unlike some of his other albums as a vocalist, in which the arrangements are a bit too cluttered to swing, this nice relaxed live set has Joe hitting a very soulful groove, and stepping out nicely on cuts like "Gravy Waltz", "Come Back Baby", "April In Paris", "Some Of This N Some Of That", and "She's Warm, She's Willing, She's Wonderful". Backing is by an all-star group that includes Coleman Hawkins, Junior Mance, and Zoot Sims. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)
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Gisele MacKenzieGisele MacKenzie ... LP
Vik, 1956. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Lovely work from entertainer Gisele MacKenzie – working here in a sweet set of 50s RCA backings! Gisele's got help on the record from arrangers Sid Bass, Neal Hefti, and George Siravo – each of whom bring a slightly different feel to their tunes, and show the full range of the Gisele MacKenzie style at the time. Most numbers are jazzy, with a bit of strings – and although some numbers get a bit romantic, there's a surprising amount of swing in the set too – almost like some of Dinah Shore's work for the label. Titles include "You Are My Lucky Star", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Do You Ever Think Of Me", "These Foolish Things", "Don't Worry About Me", and "On Top Of The World Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vik pressing with deep groove. Cover has some some marker and a light crease on front, with a bit of pen on back.)

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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1969/1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A very rare evening indeed – a sweet little live set recorded by Nina Simone during her soulful height at RCA – but issued years after that time, and only briefly on a small indie label! The setting here is wonderful – a small combo in the background with the great Weldon Irvine on Hammond, playing these soulful lines that are mighty lean and plenty powerful – spurred on by rhythms from Al Shackman on guitar, Gene Perla on bass, and Don Alias on drums! The record also features two female backup singers on a few cuts – giving the album an almost Sweet Inspirations like touch at moments – but overall, the feel is straight hip Nina – that unique blend of soul, folk, and jazz that pushed things to the next level at the end of the 60s! Includes the great original "Revolution", plus the track "The Other Woman", "In The Morning", "Ain't Go No/I Got Life", "Save Me", and "To Love Somebody". CD

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Jennie SmithNightly Yours On The Steve Allen Show ... LP
Canadian American, 1963. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Very groovy work from Jennie Smith – a singer known for her work on the Tonight Show, but who sounds even hipper here! Mort Garson handled the backings, and they've got lots of the playful touches that you'd hear on his groovier 60s instrumental work – mixed with some of the watery strings used on mellower dates – both a perfect match for Smith's vocals, in ways that help take her out of the straighter style she was using in the late 50s. There's kind of a hip 60s "adult" feel to the record – quite different than the more sentimental modes of RCA a few years before – and Smith turns out to be a wonderful singer in such a setting. Titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Fly Me To The Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something", "Let's Face The Music & Dance", "My Man", and "Nice & Easy". LP, Vinyl record album

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