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✨✧ Betty CarterAudience With Betty Carter ... CD
Verve, 1980. Used 2CD ... $12.99
A brilliant live set by Betty Carter – originally issued on her own Bet-Car label in 1980, and a perfect summation of the underground soul that was bubbling through her work in the 70s! The Betty you hear here is way different than the Betty of earlier years – freer, more soulful, working in an unfettered setting that lets her take off on piano and vocals, working in a mode that's got a modal vibrant quality unmatched by most other singers! The album includes a great version of "Open The Door", a 25 minute reading of the landmark tune "Sounds", and the tracks "Tight", "Fake", "So", "My Favorite Things", "Caribbean Sun", and "I Think I Got It Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lea DeLariaDouble Standards ... CD
WEA (UK), 2003. Used ... $5.99
The title's an apt one – as Lea takes tunes most often associated with the history of rock, and turns them into jazz tunes with a whole new life! These "double standards" are performed with a laidback and easy-going style that takes them way past the obvious cliches or jokes they could easily become – sensitively arranged by pianist Gil Goldstein, and sung by Lea in a way that not only completely blows away the original interpretations, but which also has us hearing whole new nuances in the lyrics. And yes, the format's been done before – but this is easily one of the best renditions we've ever heard. Includes versions of Neil Young's "Philadelphia", Blondie's "Call Me", The Doors' "People Are Strange", The Pretenders' "Tattooed Love Boys", and Robert Wyatt's "Alliance". CD
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Shirley HornTravelin' Light ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $11.99
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of the 60s, and probably the greatest album ever by Shirley Horn! The session's got a beautiful lively sound, with extremely interesting arrangements by Johnny Pate, and a flute/piano/guitar sound that works perfectly with Shirley's lovely voice. The material is a great mix of lesser-known songs, sung with a maturity and honesty that will make your heart break. We love this one way better than any of Shirley's recent albums, and we can't recommend it highly enough! Titles include "Sunday In New York", "Yes, I Know When I've Had It", "Someone You've Loved", "I Could Have Told You", "Travelin Light", and "Don't Be On The Outside". CD
(Out of print.)

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