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Nat King ColeAfter Midnight – The Complete Sessions ... CD
Capitol, 1956. Used ... $6.99
A great album, and one in which Nat King Cole returns to his roots as a jazz singer! The session differs greatly from Nat's other schmaltzy ones from the time, and it features a very "after midnight" sound – with Nat playing and singing backed only by a small combo that includes jazz greats like Harry Edison, Willie Smith, Jual Tizol, and Jack Costanzo. Plus, if that's not enough, this fab CD adds a whopping batch of extra tracks to the original LP – for a total of 18 beauties that sound perfect on a warm summer night, long after the sun has gone down. Titles include "Caravan", "Candy", "What Is There To Say", "You're Looking At Me", and "Blame It On My Youth". Great stuff! CD
(Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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Natalie ColeUnforgettable With Love ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $0.99
A much better record than we want to admit, with Natalie moving towards jazzy numbers and standards, for a blockbuster Grammy winning effort. Her voice stands up well to the mainstream polish, and even the creepy "duet" with her father is enjoyable. 22 tracks in all, including "The Very Thought Of You", "Paper Moon", "Mona Lisa", 'This Can't Be Love", "Lush Life", "That Sunday That Summer", "Avalon", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Nature Boy", "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", "Thous Swell" and "Unforgettable". (Soul, Vocalists) CD

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✨✧ Noel CowardNoel Coward At Las Vegas ... CD
DRG/Columbia, 1955. Used ... $9.99
One of our favorite vocal albums of the 50s – an incredibly witty live set from Noel Coward, recorded in Las Vegas, with a very different style than some of his other records! The Noel Coward you'll hear here is still steeped in the mannered wit of his earlier plays, but he's also let himself go considerably – working in front of a live audience with an eager ear for well crafted lyrics and innuendo. The songs are mostly numbers from Coward's earlier shows, but they're sung in a hip swinging loungey style that really gives them legs – moving them past their staid roots into strong 50s vocal territory. Includes 2 great remakes of Cole Porter numbers – "Let's Do It" and "Begin The Beguine", both with Coward's own lyrics – plus "Uncle Harry", "A Bar On The Piccola Marina", "World Weary", and "Mad Dogs & Englishmen". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... CD
Island, 2015. Used ... $7.99
The hippest, coolest work we've ever heard from Jamie Cullum – a wonderful collaboration with Nostalgia 77, who bring a lot of deeper jazz tones back to Cullum's music! The members of the group shift from track to track, but really give the whole thing a soulful vibe that's been missing from some of Jamie's work in the past – a move back to his roots in jazz, with a sensibility that almost even steps farther back – and links him to hip 60s British talents like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money. Cullum's voice is wonderful, as always – but it's especially great to hear it in a setting like this, which is quite far from some of the more poppy directions he'd been heading on previous records. Titles include "The Seer's Tower", "Walkin", "Don't You Know", "Interlude", "Lovesick Blues", "Come & Get Me", "Out Of This World", "Make Someone Happy", "Good Morning Heartache", "Sack O Woe", and a version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" done with Gregory Porter. CD

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G'raceBeach Club – A Collection Of Salsa, Bosa Nova, Merengue & Sunshine ... CD
Bunny (Holland), Used ... $4.99
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Greetje KauffeldYoung Girl Sunday Jazz ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1960s. Used ... $11.99
A range of wonderful work from this excellent European singer – mostly pulled from obscure archives belonging to jazz musicians and frequent musical partners in the 60s – brought together here to make a full length that's every bit as great as her other albums! Almost all the cuts have tight, sharp-edged small combo backing – with players who include Tony Vos on alto, Rolf Kuhn on clarinet, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Ingfried Hoffman on Hammond, and Jan Huydts on piano – all top-shelf European players of the time, who really hit the hip, surprisingly soulful vocal sound that Greetje's going for on these tracks! Many tunes are familiar, but the arrangements are mighty fresh – in the best sort of 60s-styled way – and titles include "Who Knows Why", "You & I", "My Kinda World", "Deed I Do", "Orange Coloured Sky", "Saturday Night", "Fever", "Almost Like Being In Love", and a great version of the Dusko Goykovich tune "Handful Of Soul". CD

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✨✧ Eddie JeffersonLetter From Home (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The beginning of a whole new chapter of greatness for singer Eddie Jefferson – a record that took his older style of putting words to jazz solos, and updated it nicely for a new generation in the 60s! Eddie's got a rootsy look on the cover, but the sound here is snappingly hip and sophisticated throughout – a cool soul jazz take on vocalese that's right up there with the best solo work by Jon Hendricks, and sung in a similarly raspy style. The group shifts a bit from track to track – between small combo and larger ensemble arranged by Ernie Wilkins – and players include Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Johnny Griffin on tenor, James Moody on alto and flute, Junior Mance and Joe Zawinul on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar. Titles include some great original lyrics by Jefferson on the tunes "Soft & Furry", "Keep Walkin", "Things Are Getting Better", and "Back In Town" – and equally great vocals on versions of "Letter From Home", "Billie's Bounce", and "Night In Tunisia". CD also features 2 bonus alternate takes of "Keep Walkin" and "Billie's Bounce". CD
(Out of print.)

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