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New Eartha KittRCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt (10 inch LP) ... LP LP format
RCA, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "C'Est Si Bon", "Angelitos Negros", "African Lullaby", "Uska Dara", and "Lilac Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has yellowed tape on the seams and some small smudges on back.)
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Ann Margret & Al HirtBeauty & The Beard ... LP LP format
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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Harry BelafonteCalypso Carnival/Warm Touch ... CD CD format
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
Early 70s work from Harry Belafonte – and two records that are surprisingly groovy, and surprisingly ahead of their time! Calypso Carnival mixes Belafonte's older groove with a sunnier, more swinging 70s style – arranged by Ralph MacDonald and Frankie Francis with a surprising degree of soul at times – particularly that mix of Caribbean elements and American grooves that others like Johnny Nash would score big with in a few years. Ralph's arrangements are wonderful – and titles include "Lena", "Chinita", "Don't Stop The Carnival", "Elegant Donkey", "Season For Carnival", and "Black & White". Warm Touch has Harry Belafonte hitting a mode that's a bit warm, but a bit soulful too – a mix of styles that comes from arrangers William Eaton and Robert Freedman, each of whom do slightly different things with that magnificent Belafonte voice! Some tunes are laidback and mellow, and the record mixes in elements from some of the better singer-songwriters of the time – a nice change that gets past the calypso modes that Belafonte had maybe recorded a bit too much by this time. Titles include "Circle Round The Sun", "No Regrets", "Cycles", "The Circle Game", "Rainy Day Man", "Fare Thee Well", "Her Song", and "The Paris Song". CD

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New Jesse BelvinMr Easy ... LP LP format
RCA, 1959. Very Good ... $8.99
The last album ever recorded by LA vocalist Jesse Belvin – a stupendous session that showed where he might have headed, if not for the tragic auto accident that took his voice from us far too soon! The album has Jesse moving from the smooth R&B of earlier albums into a more sophisticated style that's a bit like that of Nat King Cole, but which is done here with traces of Sam Cooke as well. Orchestrations are by Marty Paich, who's great at both the swinging and mellow tunes – and titles include "Imagination", "I'll Buy You A Star", "Let There Be Love", "Blues In The Night", "It's All Right With Me", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover is nice!)

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Oscar Brown Jr, Sivuca, & Jean PaceJoy ... LP LP format
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
(Cover has some wear.)

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Julie BuddJulie Budd ... LP LP format
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $4.99
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 CD format
RCA/Bluebird, Late 20s/Early 30s/1960. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)

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Diahann CarrollDiahann Caroll Sings Harold Arlen Songs ... LP LP format
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $7.99
Diahann Carroll gets some classy backings here – arrangements from Ralph Burns that really make these tunes come alive! Carroll's vocals are always great, but they seem to sparkle even more here than on other early albums – as Burns' backings feature unusual instrumentation and odd phrasing, which helps make the set way more than just another Harold Arlen songbook session. Sometimes the strings are dark and moody, and other nice bits include vibes and guitar – all helping to pull new energy out of tunes that include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "A Sleeping Bee", "My Shining Hour", and "What's Good About Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of tape on the spine.)

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Martha CarsonJourney To The Sky ... LP LP format
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small RCA "meet the girls" sticker.)

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Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney Sings Country Hits From The Heart ... LP LP format
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a small press flaw bump on each side.)

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Rosemary Clooney & Perez PradoTouch Of Tabasco – Plus! ... CD CD format
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99 22.98
A surprisingly great little Latin set from Rosemary Clooney – one that makes us want to forgive her for all her pop takes on the genre in the early 50s! Backings here are by Perez Prado, who really brings a nice degree of "zing" to the session – kicking things up with that trademark Prado groove, providing a jagged sense of rhythm to the record – a nice contrast to Rosemary's sweeter vocals. The style's a bit like some of Tito Puente's sessions with Abbe Lane from the same stretch – but is arguably even better, because Clooney's really one heck of a great singer in this setting! Titles include "Corazon De Melon", "Like A Woman", "Mack The Knife", and "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma". Bear Family's edition is terrific, too – with nearly a half hour's worth of bonus material: "Amor", "Summertime Love", "Sania" (Perez Prado only) and more. CD

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Perry ComoLightly Latin ... LP LP format
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the most sublime albums we've ever heard from Perry Como – a set that definitely takes its Latin lightly, and instead really goes for the best sort of mellow side of the Como sound! There's definitely a few bossa touches in the mix – a bit of acoustic guitar or light percussion – but they're added in very sparely, and couched with a beautifully subtle wall of sound from arranger Nick Perito, who works here with a lot more understatement than on some other records. Como's vocals are very far from pop – and the album brings out his maturing style wonderfully with a spacious, soft-toned style of production. Titles include "Dindi", "Once I Loved", "Stay With Me", "How Insensitive", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Baia", and "Manha De Carnaval". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Ethel EnnisOnce Again Ethel Ennis ... LP LP format
RCA, 1964. Very Good+ ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Lena HorneGreatest Hits ... CD CD format
RCA/BMG, 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99

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Anita KerrAnita Kerr & The French Connection ... LP LP format
RCA, 1977. Very Good ... $0.49
An obscure mid 70s session from Anita Kerr – recorded on a return to RCA, and featuring the very groovy French Connection vocal group! The group's not actually French, but Swiss – and they sing here in English, performing accented versions of French pop hits of the previous decade or so. Tracks are all given the kind of warm glow and sweetly gliding approach to pop that you'd expect from the older Anita Kerr Singers albums – a style that must have been a bit dated at the time of this set, but which always sounds plenty great to our ears! Titles include "A 6000", "So Far Away From LA", "Now's The Time For Fun", "Tambourine", "Et Mourir De Plasir", "When Summer Is Gone", and "Let's Take A Walk By The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some marker, and a fairly large radio station sticker on front.)

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Morgana KingGreatest Songs Ever Swung ... LP LP format
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine.)

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Abbe LaneLady In Red ... LP LP format
RCA, 1958. Very Good- ... $14.99
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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New Mario LanzaWhen Day Is Done ... CD CD format
RCA/Victor, Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)

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Rufus LumleyRufus Lumley ... LP LP format
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Rod McKuenOther Kinds Of Songs ... LP LP format
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $0.49
LP, Vinyl record album

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Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica ... CD CD format
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1961. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
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
Also available Parole E Musica (180 gram vinyl with bonus CD) ... LP 26.99
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Gisele MacKenzieGisele MacKenzie ... LP LP format
Vik, 1956. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 SimoneNina Simone Sings Billie Holiday – Lady Sings The Blues ... LP LP format
Stroud, 1972. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A rare one from Nina Simone – a set that was issued during her years on RCA, but on the smaller Stroud label – run by husband Andy Stroud! The set's what you'd guess from the title – a tribute to Billie Holiday, but one that's way more than just a copycat of Lady Day's mode – as Nina brings plenty of herself to the record, and gives a number of the tunes a relatively dark feel overall. The backing is spare and jazzy, much more traditional at times than some of Nina's other 70s recordings – but also with some great blue-hued piano parts too – creating a sense of depth that echoes out beautifully on some of the mellower numbers. Titles include an incredible version of "Strange Fruit", plus "Don't Explain", "Fine & Mellow", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
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 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD CD format
Canadian American/SSJ (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $22.99
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". CD features the bonus track "As I Love You". CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)