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✨✧ Ann Margret/Marty PaichSongs From The Swinger & Other Swingin Songs/Pleasure Seekers ... CD
RCA/El (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two great Ann Margret soundtracks back to back on a single CD! The Swinger is 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". Pleasure Seekers is a dreamy little soundtrack from Ann-Margret! The record features 4 unique vocal numbers by Ann – including "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Next Time", Something To Think About", and "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love" – plus instrumental tunes by Lionel Newman. Newman's work is partially snoozy, as it can be when he's scoring a more dramatic film – but there are some nicer groovy bits that really fit the mood of this 60 sex comedy. Nice numbers include the Latinized tracks "Romantic Bossa Nova", "Pleasure Seekers Bossa Nova", and "Zig A Sig A Ding Boom Bah". (Soundtracks, Vocalists) CD

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Harry BelafonteBelafonte At Carnegie Hall – Complete Concert ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A very well-recorded live set – one in which Harry Belafonte's voice echoes out beautifully in the space of Carnegie Hall, alongside hip backings from Robert Corman! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Harry BelafonteCalypso ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the all-time classics from Harry Belafonte – thanks to sweet arrangements from Tony Scott! Titles include the classic "Day O", plus "The Jack Ass Song", "Hosana", "Brown Skin Girl", "Man Smart", and "Jamaica Farewell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam & a mark from sticker removal.)

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Harry BelafonteHomeward Bound/Belafonte Sings Of Love ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Two overlooked late 60s gems from Harry Belafonte – back to back on a single CD! First up is Homeward Bound – a nicely unusual set that has the singer picking up on all of the hipper changes in soul and folk during the 60s – and working with arranger William Eaton, who brings in some very cool elements to the music! Belafonte's quite far from the calypso of his roots, but his magnificent vocals are a perfect fit for the changed-up material here – titles that include the title's version of Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound", plus nice versions of "The Dolphins", "If I Were A Carpenter", "Suzanne", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", and "Don't Talk Now". On the second album, Harry Belafonte sings of love – working through a sweet array of late 60s ballads, all set to nicely sophisticated arrangements from the great Marty Manning! The vibe here is a bit different than the island sounds of Belafonte's roots – but his deep vocals really do a nice job on these mellow, moody, late nite tunes – stepping gently around the backings in the manner of Tony Bennett or Perry Como, but with more of that deep-toned, Belafonte rasp – on tracks that include "Annie Love", "Sleep Late My Lady Friend", "you Time", "Once In My Lifetime", "A Day In The Life Of A Fool", "The First Day Of Forever", and "In The Name Of Love". CD

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✨✧ Harry BelafonteLove Is A Gentle Thing ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Harry BelafonteStreets I Have Walked ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Harry Belafonte & Miriam MakebaEvening With Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good ... $3.99
Hipper than you might expect – thanks to arrangements by South African jazzman Jonas Gwangwa! LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Perry ComoPerry/Perry In Person At The International Hotel Las Vegas ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1974. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Vernon Duke/Ogden Nash & Sammy Cahn/Bette DavisTwo's Company – Bette Davis With The Original Broadway Cast ... LP
RCA (UK), 1952. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Also features performances by Tina Louise and Nora Kaye! (Soundtracks, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lena HorneStormy Weather ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $5.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Cleo Laine & James GalwaySometimes When We Touch ... CD
RCA, 1980. Used ... $1.99
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Lambert, Hendricks & BavanAt Newport '63 ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good- ... $1.99
The Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross tradition lives on – in a smoking live set that features Indian singer Yolanda Bavan joining the group in place of recently-departed Ross! Bavan's ability to groove and improvise is every bit as great as that of Annie Ross – and she fits in nicely next to the warm lyrics of John Hendricks, and the sweetly crackling bop vocals of Dave Lambert. Plus, the live setting seems to open the whole group up even more – as they're working with a great combo that features Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry sitting in with the Gildo Mahones trio that includes George Tucker on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums. The tunes are all very soulful and swinging – and the album easily sits with the best Columbia work by the older version of the group! Titles include "Watermelon Man", "Sack o Woe", "Deedle-Lee Deedle-Lum", and "Walkin", taken in a nice long stretch1 LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & BavanLive At Newport '63 ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1963. Used ... $6.99
The Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross tradition lives on – in a smoking live set that features Indian singer Yolanda Bavan joining the group in place of recently-departed Ross! Bavan's ability to groove and improvise is every bit as great as that of Annie Ross – and she fits in nicely next to the warm lyrics of John Hendricks, and the sweetly crackling bop vocals of Dave Lambert. Plus, the live setting seems to open the whole group up even more – as they're working with a great combo that features Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry sitting in with the Gildo Mahones trio that includes George Tucker on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums. The tunes are all very soulful and swinging – and the album easily sits with the best Columbia work by the older version of the group! Titles include "Watermelon Man", "Sack o Woe", "Deedle-Lee Deedle-Lum", and "Walkin", taken in a nice long stretch1 CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jeanne Lee & Ran BlakeNewest Sound Around ... CD
RCA (France), 1961. Used ... $22.99
An eerie album of modern jazz vocals – featuring the haunting voice of Jeanne Lee with the dark piano of Ran Blake. Most tracks feature only the two of them in duet – but a few feature Lee solo, and a few others have George Duvivier backing the pair up on bass. We like this stuff a lot better than much of Lee's later work – as it's still very much in a traditional jazz vocal realm, just pushed off-kilter a few notches or two, and painted with more abstract colors than usual. Lee's voice is nicely restrained, and has a dark Abbey Lincoln quality to it at the best moments. Titles include "Church On Russel Street", "Laura", "Love Isn't Everything", "Lover Man", "Season In The Sun", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". Plus, this CD reissue features 4 bonus cuts – including "Straight Ahead", "Vanguard", and "Left Alone". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some wear.)

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Jon LucienI Am Now (1st Pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good- ... $11.99
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! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Pat LundyOnly Love Spoken Here ... CD
RCA/P&C, 1973. Used ... $7.99
A great little album from Pat Lundy – an enigmatic talent who crops up a number of times over the years – but always on different record labels, and always with a slightly different sound and style! This album's one of Pat's best – and has her working in a sophisticated soul style that's a lot like Marlena Shaw, with but some deep soul undercurrents too – a really great blend that was way ahead of its time when first issued back in 1973 – and a set that's still unlike most other records we can think of! Burt Keyes handles the arrangements, and he gives the whole thing a great sense of class right from the start – but also knows how to hit some funkier moments too, which really let Lundy unlock the bolder side of her vocals. Titles include "Only Love Spoken Here", "What Is Love", "Friend Of Mine", "Love Child", "He's The Father Of My Children", "No More Tears To Cry", and "I've Never Been A Woman Before". (Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica ... CD
RCA (France), 1961. Used ... $19.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Jaye P MorganJaye P Morgan ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $5.99
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(Black label mono pressing.)

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Harry NilssonLittle Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night ... LP
RCA, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
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
(Original gatefold pressing.)

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Frankie RandallI Remember You (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/SSJ (Japan), 1966. Used ... $19.99
A sly swinger from Frankie Randall – an album that's done with a bit more of a subtle feel than some of his previous albums for RCA – a shift that's almost like the change made at the time by other RCA singers like Jack Jones or Vic Damone! Randall was always great as a belter, but he's even better as a mature, masculine singer here – working through tunes put together with even more sophisticated charts than on earlier albums, thanks to arrangements from Joe Bond, Frank Hunter, and Manny Albam. Randall's range is really great – and when he slows down on a few numbers, he comes across with a surprising degree of feeling – really making the album a standout in his all-too-short recorded career. Titles include "I'll Be Around", "I Remember You", "I'll Be Seeing You", "I Concentrate On You", "Come Back To Me", "Thanks For The Memory", and "Falling In Love Again". Also features the bonus track "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
 
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Matt DennisWelcome Matt Dennis ... CD
Jubilee/Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
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
Also available Welcome Matt Dennis ... CD 9.99

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Matt DennisWelcome Matt Dennis ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $9.99
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
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Welcome Matt Dennis ... CD 6.99

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Toni HarperCandy Store Blues ... LP
Columbia/Official (Denmark), Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
You might know Toni Harper from her sophisticated jazz albums for RCA and Verve in the late 50s – but this is earlier work, all recorded in LA for Columbia Records – more in a jump blues and R&B mode! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jon LucienSweet Control – Best Of Jon Lucien ... CD
Razor & Tie, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $12.99
Although we have to admit that we're mostly partial to Jon Lucien's early work for RCA, this collection does a good job of spanning his whole career, while still keeping the quality level high! Jon's voice never faltered in all the years of his recording work – and as this 17 track set will attest, the range of expression he had was incredible. The package features tunes from Jon's RCA albums, his Columbia recordings, and even one from his later obscure album from the 80s, issued on a small indie label. Titles include "Listen Love", "World Of Joy", "Esperanza", "The War Song", "Rashida", "Dindi", "Hello Like Before", "Laura", "Sweet Control", "Mother Nature's Son", "Laura", "Motherland", and "Luella". (Soul, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roger Nichols & OthersRoger Nichols Treasury ... CD
Victor (Japan), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $36.99
A treasure trove of rare work from the great Roger Nichols – best known for his famous songwriting partnership with Paul Williams, and his Small Circle Of Friends album for A&M! Nichols is one of those guys who hardly recorded much under his own name, since he'd done so much to help other singers – and this set really corrects that lack of Nichols-related sides, by bringing together a range of different projects recorded over the span of the late 60s and the 70s – as well as some very cool commercials he did for companies that include Bank Of America, Kodak, Hertz, and Mastercard! Lots of this work is demo material, but recorded with a great sound – often with the warmth of all of Roger's early A&M sides, and the charm of Williams' earliest material – and the 2CD package features a stunning 69 titles in all – which is a huge addition to the too-small catalog of music by this genius. Titles include the instrumentals "Everything's Cool" and "Straight Ahead", the Nichols tunes "Just Beyond Your Smile", "The Brady Bunch", "It's Hard To Say Goodbye", "Wait & See", "I'll Think About You", and "When All The Love Songs Have Been Written". Also features songs by others – including "The Pictures Of You" by Michael Dees, "I'm Coming Home" by Stan Farber, "Why'd You Wait So Long" by Murry MacLeod, "Love's A River Flowing" by John Bettis, "Just Being Alive" by John Bahler, "Looks Like It's You & Me" by Carol Chase", and lots by Paul Williams – including "Talk It Over In The Morning", "Out In The Country", "Let Him Be King", "Footprints On The Moon", "Mother Lode", and "Travelin Boy". There's loads of cool commercials, too – lots with that warm Nichols harmony style – for more companies that include Wells Fargo, Western Airlines, Mercedes, Hilton, Ford, and others. (Rock, Vocalists) CD
 
 
 



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