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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 Margret/Marty PaichSongs From The Swinger & Other Swingin Songs ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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 Sings The Blues ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Harry BelafonteJump Up Calypso ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
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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Brook BentonMy Country ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $14.99
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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Oscar Brown Jr, Sivuca, & Jean PaceJoy ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good- ... $0.99
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 ClooneyRosie Solves The Swingin Riddle ... CD
RCA/Koch, 1960. Used ... $1.99
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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✨✧ Perry ComoIt's Impossible ... LP
RCA, 1970. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A key later album in the career of Perry Como – and a record that has him hitting a nicely mature sort of sound! The title track was a big hit for Perry, and is still relatively well-remembered now – but the whole set is pretty darn great – with swirling strings that couch a subtle sense of darkness that takes Como way past the simpler pop of earlier years. There's a world-weary quality here that's really great – one that seems to hide broken dreams underneath a sweeter smile, but which seems out especially on a few of the album's more contemporary covers. Backings are arranged by Nick Perito, Don Costa, and others – and wonderfully use strings to pillow-up Perry's vocals. Titles include "I Think I Love You", "Close To You", "It's Impossible", "Snowbird", "Something", "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", and "A House Is Not A Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Best Buy Series.)

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Matt DennisDennis Anyone? (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1955. Used ... $13.99
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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Matt DennisShe Dances Overhead ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1955. Used ... $18.99
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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Tommy Dorsey featuring Edythe WrightStardust ... LP
RCA (Japan), Mid/Late 30s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
(Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing, with obi and insert.)

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Ethel EnnisEyes For You ... LP
RCA, 1964. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing, including the insert.)

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Ethel EnnisGod Bless The Child ... LP
RCA/Camden, 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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✨✧ Lena HorneLena Horne At The Waldorf Astoria ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Black label mono pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Lena HorneNew Album ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1976. Used ... $2.99
... 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 ... $4.99
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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Salena JonesThis & That ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A fantastic record from singer Salena Jones – recorded in the UK with backings by Brit Easy maestro Johnny Cameron, and a sweet electric groove that really makes the album sparkle! The record's similar to some of Shirley Bassey's work with Johnny Harris – in that it features familiar tunes made slightly funky, grooving with a nice mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation, taking the singer to new territory without sounding hokey at all. Includes a nice breakbeat version of "I Love You", plus surprisingly great takes on "Summertime", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "You Forgot To Remember", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(1981 Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Teddi KingBidin My Time ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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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Teddi KingGirl & Her Songs ... LP
RCA, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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Cleo LaineBeautiful Thing ... LP
RCA, 1974. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Ya Ya FornierBearcat – Introducing . . . Ya Ya Fornier ... CD
Random Chance, 2003. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ethel EnnisChange Of Scenery ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
Great Capitol Records material from singer Ethel Ennis – much more obscure than her RCA recordings –w ith jazzy backings from the great Neal Hefti! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing. Cover has splitting on the spine & top seam.)

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Jon LucienPremonition ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1969/1979. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Dusty SpringfieldWhite Heat ... LP
Casablanca, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Dusty off the deep end – working in an early 80s style that's part pop, part late disco, and part new wave. The sound is UK pop charts, circa 1981 – minus post punk, reggae, and all the other interesting things that were going on at the time. Imagine Sheena Easton's earlier albums, and you'll get part of the picture – and the record's really only saved by Dusty's vocals, which still have their charms, and hit some soulful moments from time to time. Tracks include "Donnez Moi", "I Am Curious", "Sooner Or Later", "Soft Core", "Gotta Get Used To You", and "Time & Time Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
 
 
 



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