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Bobby Hebb & Others50th Anniversary Collection Of Sunny (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trocadero (Germany), 1966. New Copy ... $22.99
A cool compilation that pays fitting tribute to one of the greatest songs of the 60s! When Bobby Hebb first recorded "Sunny" way back in 1966 – he probably had little idea that it would rocket him to the top of the charts, nor that it would go onto become one of the most popular songs of its time, getting covered in a variety of musical styles, by a huge amount of artists over the next few years. This package brings together 15 versions of the amazing track "Sunny" – including the original by Bobby Hebb, plus covers of the tune by Booker T & The MGs, Dusty Springfield, Wilson Pickett, Shirley Bassey, Robert Mitchum, Herbie Mann & Tamiko Jones, Jose Feliciano, Ella Fitzgerald, Georgie Fame, The Head Shop, John Schroeder Orchestra, Cher, and an especially nice one by James Brown and The Dee Felice Trio with Marva Whitney! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 50th Anniversary Collection Of Sunny ... CD 16.99

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Meredith D'AmbrosioAnother Time ... LP
Sunnyside (France), 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal & some clear tape on the seams.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good ... $7.99
Some of Ray's biggest tracks for Atlantic, including many remakes of standards like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You". You've heard it all a million times, but it's still beautiful stuff – and it's extra nice to hear on wax! The record also has a few nice jazz-oriented highlights, too, like playing by Zoot Sims, David Fathead Newman, and Paul Gonsalves – plus a trumpet solo "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by a young Marcus Belgrave! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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Lee Hazlewood13 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 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!)
Also available 13 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 39.99
The great Harold Mabern kicks it hard with a key core group – then finds a way to open up with some surprise guest artists as well – including singers Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, and Norah Jones! The core of the album features Mabern's piano rocketing out with rhythm from John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and getting some strong tenor work from the mighty Eric Alexander – and as the set goes on, the group also brings in Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and Steve Turre on trombone. But the key force here is the singers – especially Porter and Elling, who seem to find an old school space with the group that really takes them back to their roots. Elling sings on "You Needed Me", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Billie's Bounce"'; Porter sings on "Afro Blue" and "The Man From Hyde Park"; Monheit sings on "I'll Take Romance" and "My One & Only Love"; and Norah Jones sings on "Don't Misunderstand" and "Fools Rush In". CD also features Alexis Cole on "Such Is Life" – and the instrumental tracks "The Chief", "Mozzin", and "Bobby Benny Jymie Lee Bu". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro Blue ... CD 16.99

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Chet BakerChet Baker Sings ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Fair ... $24.99
Looking for classic Chet Baker vocal tracks? This is the stuff! 14 tracks of haunting vocals by a young Chet, sung with small groups from the LA scene, and featuring trumpet solos next to his vocals. Titles include "That Old Feeling", "Look For The Silver Lining", "There Will Be Another You", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well". Every track is great, and these are the original vocal recordings that put Chet on the map! (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Deep groove Pacific Jazz pressing. Cover has swear, heavy aging on back, with clear tape over all seams. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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Dorothy CarlessMixed Emotions ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $36.99
Nothing mixed about Dorothy Carless' vocals here – as they're rock-solid, and put together beautifully for the record – nicely understated at most points, and sung with a warm jazz-based approach! Carless has the careful manner of some of the best 50s small group singers – the easygoing, almost naturalistic feel you'd hear in June Christy or Chris Connor – presented here with spare backings that mostly feature piano as the prominent instrument next to the voice! There's an undercurrent of sadness that really makes the album work – and titles include "Little Girl Blue", "When The Wind Was Green", "Fancy Free", "One For My Baby", and "Susan's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Liz DamonLiz Damon's Orient Express – Packaged For Pleasure ... LP
Cartan Tours/Avco, Mid 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
The obscure second album from Liz Damon & The Orient Express – best known for their first record on White Whale, a sunny groovy classic! This one's from a few years after that record – and has a sweeter, sunnier, and (dare we say it?) trashier 70s feel – one that's probably best summed up by the cover photo of Liz in layers and layers of makeup, wearing a real Stepford Wives look on her face! The music's still pretty great, though – somewhere in between Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and The Singers Unlimited – having the sweet male/female vocal style of the former, and the warmer 70s production of the latter. The album's also packaged for a travel company – Cartan Tours – and is filled with ads for Cartan's Hawaii package, as well as their trips to Mexico, Canada, and the Orient! Pretty great – and plenty obscure – with tunes that include "Wave", "Quando Quando Quando", "Heaven In My Heart", "Amor", "More Better Go Easy", and "Unforgettable". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean DuShonMake Way For Jean DuShon ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good- ... $8.99
One of the few rare albums cut by Chicago soul jazz singer Jean DuShon, an artist that Chess really tried to push in the mid 60s, but who never really seemed to make it. This one's a nice set of intimate jazz vocal tracks, sung with the Herman Foster trio, and covering a range of material from blues to bossa. Includes versions of "Early One Morning", "More", "Baia", "Night Song", and "I'm Thru With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & some pen.)

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Four FreshmenToday Kind Of Thing ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
One of their groovy Sunshine Pop albums of the 60s – kind of a "give back" to the Beach Boys generation! Titles include "Happy Together", "Never My Love", "Homeward Bound", "Kites", and sublime versions of "California My Way" and "Byrd Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Lee HazlewoodCowboy In Sweden ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ... $19.99 23.99
There was never anyone like Lee Hazlewood – and this album is a true testament to his genius! He's the kind of guy you think you've got figured out when you first look at him – but the more you listen to his music, the more you want to raise him above all of the other hip singer/songwriters he seems to be like (Gram Parsons, Leonard Cohen, etc). At heart, Lee was a Cowboy – much more so than any of those fake LA "desperadoes" of the Sunset rock years – and this album, recorded as part of the enigmatic film A Cowboy In Sweden, is true testament to Lee's incredible ability to be both totally serious about his image, yet still maintain a sense of wit and distance that makes him incredibly hard to pin down, genre-wise. He's the country singer Scott Walker always wanted to be, and he's got a pop genius that Leonard Cohen painfully tried to reach in his later years. Brilliant! Filled with beautiful titles like "Forget Marie", "Pray Them Bars Away", "Easy & Me", "No Train To Stockholm", and "The Night Before" – one that you won't forget for a long time! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cowboy In Sweden ... CD 11.99

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Janet LawsonDreams Can Be ... LP
Scat Productions, 1983. Very Good ... $2.99
Very hip vocal work from singer Janet Lawson – an under-discovered vocalist with a very groovy sound! Janet's got a soaring, breezy feel that's a bit like some of the best Bay Area or European work from a few years before – inflected with some Brazilian influences, but also delivered with an American approach overall – all in a mix of sung and scatted vocals! There's a vibe here that's a bit like Monica Linges or Rimona Francis, but perhaps even freer and harder grooving, as Janet never stops for a ballad, and likes to riff away on the hippest work she can find. This long out of print set features vocal versions of "Better Get It In Your Soul" and "Hot House" – plus the originals "Dreams Can Be" and "Break Free" – all supported by acoustic small combo instrumentation, with some great work on sax and flute from Roger Rosenberg. LP, Vinyl record album
(Omni Sound pressing. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Lennon SistersToday ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
The Lennon Sisters get groovy – as you might guess from the "Today" title, and from the set of cool 60s covers they perform on the set! The sound here is quite far from Lawrence Welk on Sunday night, and the girls sound great with fab 60s arrangements from Al Capps, and some top-shelf production from the legendary Snuff Garrett – both of whom clearly had a big hand in helping the quartet shake off the cobwebs from years past! There's a slight Sunshine Pop appeal to the record, and titles include "Elusive Butterfly", "Different Drum", "It Must Be Him", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "California Dreamin", and "Have You Heard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing.)

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Birgit LystagerBirgit Lystager ... LP
Production Dessinee (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About February 15, 2017 (delayed)
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

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Lee HazlewoodVery Special World Of Lee Hazlewood (with bonus track) ... LP
MGM/Light In The Attic, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99 21.98
Lee Hazlewood's world is always a very special one for us – filled with great songs, amazing production, and those icy vocals that Lee sang unlike anyone else! This album may be one of Hazlewood's greatest from the 60s – at least among his US recordings – and it's a near-perfect session with arrangements from Billy Strange, often with a slight bit of sinister guitar in the mix, but also some sublime strings too – used sparely and carefully to create a sense of deepening darkness! Lee's at his sharpest, wittiest here – singing some of his most sophisticated songs to date, but also throwing in a few nods towards his earlier pop productions. Titles include "Not The Lovin Kind", "For One Moment", "Sand", "Your Sweet Love", "My Autumn's Done Come", "I Move Around", "So Long Babe", "Bugles In The Afternoon", "My Baby Cried All Night Long", and Lee's wonderful parody remake of "These Boots Are Made For Walking". Features a bonus track sung with Suzi Jane Hokum – "Summer Wine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeBittersweet ... LP
Focus, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Here's a rare one from Carmen – a beautifully understated session recorded for the tiny Focus label, done with spare and soulful backings from Norman Simmons, who leads the album's small combo on the backing. Tracks are nice and mellow – very different than some of the later work Carmen would do for Atlantic, and with a solid jazz-based approach that really lets her work through some wonderful vocal inflections. Titles include "How Did He Look", "Ghost Of Yesterday", "I'm Lost", "Come Sunday", "Second Chance", "If You Could Love Me", and "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some waviness in the top right corner from moisture.)

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Betty CarterAudience With Betty Carter ... LP
Bet Car, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A brilliant live set by Betty Carter, 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Betty CarterLook What I Got ... LP
Verve, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Mellow magic from Betty – one of her first "comeback" albums for Verve, and an excellent set of tunes that still keeps the same feel as her 80s work on her own label. The group on most tunes is a trio – with Benny Green on piano, Michael Bowie on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – but some tracks feature additional tenor from Don Braden, blowing soulfully next to Betty's incredible voice. Tunes skip around with imagination and a sense of soul in places where you'd never expect it – and titles include "Look What I Got", "The Man I Love", "That Sunday That Summer", "All I Got", and "Just Like The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Mary Ann McCallDetour To The Moon ... LP
Jubilee, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the rare few albums from vocalist Mary Ann McCall – a hell of a great singer, and one with a really moody, dark style! Mary Ann's got all the sad tones and blue hues we love in June Christy's best work – and she arguably works with even hipper backings, too – some inventive small group material that mixes performances by Teddy Charles on vibes, Mal Waldron on piano, and Jimmy Raney on guitar with some occasional violin and viola – used sparingly, and worked into these very offbeat arrangements that make the album unlike anything else we can think of – and every bit as striking as the title and cover! Tunes include "Detour Ahead", "Blue Moon", "Moonlight Becomes You", "Moon Country", "East Of The Sun", and "The Moon Was Yellow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has mostly split seams.)
Also available Detour To The Moon ... CD 14.99

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