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✨✧ Lurlean HunterLonesome Gal ... LP
RCA, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Moody set of vocals recorded by this obscure Chicago singer. Lurlean got her start at the classy south side Club DeLisa, home to Sun Ra, and a host of other Chicago talents – but by the time of this recording, she'd moved downtown, and had become a classy smoky voiced singer with a good talent for more mature material. This hard to find early session features backing by Al Nevins, and arrangements by Quincy Jones and Marion Evans. Tracks include "Brief Encounter", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Alone Together", and "A Stranger In Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a "Meet The Girls" sticker, small scrape on the front with a center split top seam.)
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Meredith D'AmbrosioAnother Time ... LP
Sunnyside (France), 1981. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing.)

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Sathima Bea Benjamin with Dollar BrandAfrican Songbird (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the coolest albums ever from vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin – and a set that really shows her strong ties to the South African jazz scene of the 70s! The album was done in close collaboration with husband Dollar Brand – who turns in some sublime arrangements for the record, which stand as some of his greatest music of the time – tracks that stretch out and reach forth with a sense of soul and spirit that goes way beyond the usual – and which also really set fire to Benjamin's vocals as well! The tunes all feature original lyrics by Sathima, and have this powerful, righteous quality that we've hardly ever heard expressed this well on other records – and instrumentation features work by a great lineup that includes Billy Brooks on trumpet, Basil Coetzee on flute and tenor, Louis Spears on bass, and Dollar Brand himself on piano. Titles include the very long classic "Africa" – plus "Music" and "African Songbird". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Hazlewood13 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A lucky number 13 from Lee Hazlewood – one of the artist's last albums during his legendary LHI run of creativity – and a set that marks a really groovy step forward! The music here has all the wit and sharpness of Lee's better-known late 60s material, but there's also a bit of a groove too – some currents that were brought to the record by Larry Marks, then given a special Hazlewood touch when Lee's vocals were added – all in a way that almost makes for a soulful 70s update to his 60s sound! The set was only issued during Lee's time in Sweden during the early 70s – which makes it one of his rarest records ever – and titles include "You Look Like A Lady", "Tulsa Sunday", "Ten Or 11 Towns Ago", "And I Loved You Then", and "I Move Around". Features the bonus tracks "Drums", "Susie", and "Cold Hard Times (outtake)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)

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Lee HazlewoodForty (with bonus tracks) ... LP
INI/Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Lee Hazlewood turns 40 – and we all get to celebrate! The album's another fantastic lost chapter of Lee's career – recorded in London, with production by Shel Talmy, and a spacious overall sound that's really tremendous! The sunburned western sound is still at the core of the session, but it's also set amidst sweeping strings that bring some nice Scott Walker-ish elements to the record – making for a sound that's as deeply resonant as Lee's great vocals, and a whole new side of his maturity too. Plus, the album has Hazlewood singing a number of tunes by other folks – the kind of material he never really does, but manages to completely transform on the record. Titles include "Wait Till Next Year", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Paris Bells", "The Bed", "The Night Before", and "September Song". LP features bonus tracks – "Send Out Love" and "For Once In My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Forty (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Bobby HebbSunny ... LP
Philips, 1966. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Sublime pop soul genius from Bobby Hebb – a standout record that really made his career, and a dusty nugget we never tire of hearing! Bobby was really unique at the time – singing a mixture of soul and pop that kept things real while still crossing over big – earning him an equal audience on both sides of the charts. Part of the credit for the album goes to producer Jerry Ross and arranger Joe Renzetti – who work here in a careful, almost gentle approach to pop – one that's never overblown, and which really lets Bobby's vocals step out front on the title hit "Sunny", plus other tunes that include "Crazy Baby", "I Am Your Man", "Where Are You", "Yes Or No Or Maybe Not", and "Love Love Love". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 ... LP
A&M, 1966. Very Good ... $7.99
The start of a legend – and the very first album by Sergio Mendes' Brasil 66 group, proudly brought to the world through the godlike talents of a young Herb Alpert! Sergio was no stranger to the recording studio by the time of this set, but the record marked a real shift in his music – a change from the mostly-instrumental bossa modes he first forged back in Brazil, and a shift to warmer, sweeter pop with a nice sunny California finish – done through unique production techniques and the group's trademark two-lady lead vocals! The sound is tremendous, and is possibly heard in its purest form here – simple, focused, and given that near-perfect A&M sound through Herb's production skills. Titles include the classics "Daytripper", "Aqua De Beber", "O Pato", "Berimbau", "Mas Que Nada", and "The Joker". (Brazil, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Ewa BemBe a Man ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Straight ahead and swinging jazz vocals from Ewa Bem – a session that's sung both in English and her native Polish, and which features backings by the lively Swing Session combo, led by trumpeter Henryk Majewski! Tracks are mostly short and upbeat, and although the standards here are familiar and done with a tone that's a bit too eighties at times, the other Polish numbers are pretty darn great – colored with deeper tones and more imagination than the English numbers, in a way that makes us wish we understood the language! Titles include "Tylko Dni", "Wyznanie Wieczorne", "Dzien Dobry Mr Blues", "Groovin High", "The Man I Love", and "Rob To Co Chcesz". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Be a Man ... CD 13.99

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier ... LP
Prestige, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nat King ColeUnforgettable (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Unforgettable", "Mona Lisa", "Too Young", "Red Sails In The Sunset", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Answer Me My Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Noel CowardNoel Coward Album (Noel Coward In New York/Noel Coward At Las Vegas) ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A great 2-fer – featuring both of Noel Coward's Columbia albums in one 70s set. First up is Noel Coward In New York – a very cool album from Coward – a talent you're probably more familiar with as a playwright, but who also happens to be quite the entertainer! This album is one of two great sets that Coward recorded live in the US in the mid 50s, and they really show him opening up a lot from earlier recordings – singing with an ease and swinging style that adds a whole new level to his classic compositions. It helps that Peter Matz is handling the backing and arrangements – jazzing up Noel's tunes with a nice 50s style – and the live setting of the recordings make them come off well, especially as the audiences are very enthusiastic! Titles include "Wait A Bit Joe", "Why Must The Show Go On", "I Like America", "Luisa", "I Went To A Marvelous Party", and "20th Century Blues". Next is Noel Coward at Las Vegas, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris ... LP
Philips, 1963. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A rare 60s meeting of groovy talents from both sides of the Atlantic – and a record that matches the trumpet of Dizzy Gillespie with the hiply swinging vocals of The Double Six Of Paris! The group were a wonderfully groovy precursor to the Swingle Singers – and sung in a scatting approach to jazz vocals that was very much in the tradition of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross – but also drew inspiration from the earlier work of Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and others. Their sound is great – much more 60s groovy than some other vocal groups – and pairing them with Dizzy gives this record an added punch that some of their other sessions are missing! Backing is small combo throughout – with either Bud Powell or Kenny Barron on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, and James Moody on tenor – and with the presence of Diz, most of the material here is of bop orientation – taken at a fast and lively clip! Lalo Schifrin arranged the whole session too – and titles include "One Bass Hit", "Blue N Boogie", "Emanon", "Groovin High", "Ow", "The Champ", "Tin Tin Deo", "Hot House", and "Con Alma". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo with deep groove. Labels have a spot of marker. Cover has light wear & some discoloration from age.)

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Katie LeeSongs of Couch & Consultation ... LP
Commentary, 1957. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Fantastic stuff – and a key example of the penetration of psychoanalysis in the US during the postwar years! The tunes here are all vocal parodies of familiar themes from Freud – sung by Katie Lee in a way that's a bit jazz, but possibly a bit folksy too – very playful at times, with the dry wit that you'd get in some of Tom Lehrer's famous records of the same period. Instrumentation is arranged by Bob Thompson, who really emphasizes the whimsy in the tunes – and titles include "The Will To Fail", "Repressed Hostility Blues", "Gunslinger", "Properly Loved", "Real Sick Sounds", "Shrinker Man", and "Schizophrenic Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Birgit LystagerBirgit Lystager ... LP
Production Dessinee (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $42.99
A very groovy singer – with a really wonderful feel! Birgit hails from Denmark, and has the icy Scandinavian jazz vocal approach of singers like Monica Zetterlund or Karin Krog – equally well suited to standard jazz material, as it is to electric oriented tunes or bossa nova, both of which appear on this set! The overall style is almost in a Sergio Mendes Brasil 66 style – light poppy touches at times, bubbling with a bit of bossa and some cool grooves laid out on organ and piano, with some occasional backing vocals on a few tracks. Groovy sunshine pop from the Baltic scene of the early 70s – with tracks that include versions of "Sunny", "Pretty World", "Fool On The Hill", "Melting Pot", "Make It With You", "Gimme Little Sign", and "Sometimes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing!)

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Ernie AndrewsTravelin Light ... LP
GNP, Mid 50s/1975. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Some of the earliest work we've ever seen from LA singer Ernie Andrews – much better known for his 60s sides, but sounding great here overall! Side one of the album's from a 1958 date arranged by Gerald Wiggins and featuring Eric Dolphy on alto sax – tunes done in a slightly bluesy mode that brings out the deepest side of Andrews vocals. Side two's from a few years before – 1956 – and features some slightly tighter arrangements from Benny Carter, but still a nice jazz base overall – and as with the first date, the group is filled with top-shelf players from the LA scene. Titles include "Song Of The Wanderer", "Bernie's Tune", "Slide Mr Trombone", "Travelin Light", "Lover Come Back To Me", and a unique vocal version of Teddy Edwards' "Sunset Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At Zardi's (colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Verve, 1956. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On April 21, 2018
A previously-unreleased live performance by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald – recorded in a small club in Los Angeles during her first few months with the Verve label – but never issued at the time! The quality here is great, and the set captures Ella at a pivotal moment – stepping from the jazz underground to the huge stage of American fame where she'd shine in the 60s and 70s – with an initial stop at higher-class venues like this, where she could craft her vocal skills into a style that was virtually all her own! Make no mistake, Ella's still plenty jazzy and swinging here – but she's also already matured far past the style she was using at Decca just a few short years before – working with accompaniment from a trio that includes Don Abney on piano, Vernon Alley on bass, and Frank Capp on drums. CD presents material from both the first and second set of the performance – 21 tracks in all – and titles include "Why Don't You Do Right", "S Wonderful", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "It All Depends On You", "Little Boy", "Airmail Special", "Bernie's Tune", "How High The Moon", and "Cry Me A River". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 22. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pink & blue colored vinyl.)

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Irene KralAngel Eyes – Live In Tokyo ... LP
Trio/All Art (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Lovely lovely work from Irene Kral – a Japanese-only session from the 70s, and one of her best efforts from the time! Irene's vocals have never sounded better – strong and confident, but not in a cloying way that gets in the way of the tunes – working with a piano trio led by Alan Broadbent that's wonderfully adaptive to the mood of the tunes, especially from a rhythmic standpoint – as a number of the tracks turn out to be great groovers in the end! The album's a perfect example of the way that American singers were always able to find a hipper vibe when recording in Japan during the 70s (like Dee Dee Bridgewater or Lorez Alexandria, to name a few others recorded this way!) The set's got a great version of "On A Clear Day", a snapping jazz dance take on "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", plus the cuts "Star Eyes", "Misty Roses", "Angel Eyes", "Corcovado", and "Everytime We Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(1985 Japanese pressing – with insert.)

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Foursider ... LP
A&M, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $11.99
A classic double-length collection of work by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – titled a "Foursider" because of the 2LP format! The package is overflowing with greatness by the group – and the extra space allows the set to include some real gems from the later A&M years – a time when the group were hitting the charts a bit less than before, and really deepening their Brazilian groove! These later tracks are all plenty darn great – and show echoes of changes going on in late 60s Brazilian music – not Tropicalia entirely, but some of the groovier moments at EMI/Odeon and Philips, with traces of influences from Edu Lobo, Marcos Valle, Jorge Ben, and Luiz Carlos Vinhas. 21 tracks in all – with titles that include "Ye Me Le", "After Sunrise", "Pais Tropical", "Crystal Illusions", "Mas Que Nada", "Bim Bom", "Look Of Love", "Chelsea Morning", "After Midnight", and their breakbeat version of "For What It's Worth". (Brazil, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a bit of marker on back.)

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Lorez AlexandriaDear To My Heart ... LP
Trend, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An obscure 80s session from the great Lorez Alexandria – and a record that beautifully shows how alive her style was in these later years! The album was recorded with full group backings from the band of saxophonist Gordon Brisker – in a style that's slightly fuller than some of her mellower trio sides from the decade, and which further emphasizes the range and swinging power of her voice. Lorez sings things sweet and warmly – but never in a way that's too mellow, nor too "stock" – always fitting her phrasings to the changing modes of the tunes, and sliding in perfectly alongside the instrumentation of the group. Titles include "Yellow Days", "Without A Friend", "When The Sun Comes Out", "Zanzibar", "Why Was I Born", "Speak Low", "As Long As I Live", and "Where Have You Been". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Plays & Sings (Jazz Milestones pressing) ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A 60s LP that compiles older work by Chet – all classic numbers from his first few years in the recording studio, when his sound was fresh, sincere, and incredibly amazing! The album features Chet singing on most numbers, working in small combo format on trumpet – with players that include Russ Freeman on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums. Titles include "My Buddy", "Bea's Flat", "But Not For Me", "Happy Little Sunbeam", "Tenderly", and "Look For The Silver Lining". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam and a promo imprint on back.)

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Flamingo Group feat Marie Rottrova & Peter NemecThis Is Our Soul ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1971. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A killer from the Czech scene of the early 70s – but a set that clearly draws its inspiration from the sound of mid-60s London – especially artists who mix jazz and soul, like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money! The core combo is totally great – with a very R&B-drenched vibe – and they work here with guest vocals from singers Marie Rottrova and Petr Nemec, who take turns singing the tunes. But maybe the best moments are the longer Hammond instruments – "Quasimodo's Dream" and "Sunny" – which both feature searing solos from Vladimir Figar, who's a hell of a player on the organ, with some mighty nice ideas! Other titles include "Big Chain", "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby", "Purple Angels", "Chain Of Fools", "Hey Lonely Girl", and "Ain't No Way". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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