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Richard HarrisTramp Shining ... CD
MCA, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Pretty stunning work from the team of Richard Harris & Jimmy Webb – a shining point in both of their careers! Harris wasn't much of a singer, and was mostly known as an actor before these two albums. He teamed up with Jimmy Webb as the perfect foil for some of Webb's late sixties song-stories – crafted here into extended arrangements penned and conducted by Webb, who was just a wee lad at the time. The album went onto become a genre-busting superhit, and pretty much burned out the career of both parties involved – but with brilliance like this, you could hardly expect otherwise! The highlight here is the original 7 minute version of "MacArthur Park", but there's loads of other tracks that are great too – and titles include "Didn't We", "Lovers Such As I", "A Tramp Shining", "Paper Chase", and "In The Final Hours". CD

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Anita O'DayLady Is A Tramp ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of Anita's strongest for Verve – featuring backing by a few different groups. One features Ralph Burns on piano and arrangments, leading a septet that includes Bill Harris, Cecil Payne, and Roy Eldridge – on the tracks "Rock N Roll Blues", "Love For Sale", "Lover Come Back To Me", and "Lullaby Of The Leaves". Next up is Roy Kral, playing piano and arranging a quintet that includes Earl Backus on guitar and Jim Wilson on bongos – on tracks that include "No Soap, No Hope Blues", "Strawberry Moon", and "Speak Low". The last four tracks feature arrangements by Larry Russell – and they include "Pagan Love Song" and "Somebody's Crying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, light surface wear, and a sticker spot on back.)
 
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WarmthBest Of Don McCaslin's Warmth (with bonus download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Wonderful work from a very unique combo – one that features lots of vibes mixed with Fender Rhodes and piano – plus these great offbeat vocals that have a very personal feel! Both the lyrics and phrasing remind us a bit of the sorts of singing you'd find on some of Gary McFarland's coolest albums – but done in more of a 70s style, with some of the wit that we love from Bob Dorough – and both of these bigger-name artists would be a great comparison for the uniquely hip style that Don McCaslin's going for in his music! The set's the first to bring together rare tracks from the small label releases of the Warmth group – really cool Cali sounds that are as soulful as they are mellow – and completely charming all the way through. Titles include "Praise Poems", "Afro Blue", "Simon Rodia's Song", "Viva Marquez", "The Invisible Summer", "Lazy Afternoon", and "The World Through Alice's Hair". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – includes download!)
 
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✨✧ Richard HarrisProphet – By Kahil Gibran ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
A spoken word classic – Richard Harris' reading of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet – all set to some sublime backings from Arif Mardin! Harris has an even more pointed style of pronunciation than on some of his previous records on ABC – less of a shining tramp than the British actor who first rose to fame – adding a colonialist twist to Gibran's words, which are then transformed into something else entirely by Mardin's backings. Music features keyboards from Bob James and Pat Rebillot, woodwinds from Phil Bodner, and some cool percussion too – making the set much more of a 70s groovy effort than you might expect – so much so, that Harris' vocals almost sound out of place (any chance of just hearing the instrumental tapes from the session?) Titles include "On Love", "On Marriage", "On Crime & Punishment", "The Farewell", and "On Death". (Comedy/Spoken, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMusic To Watch Girls By ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful 60s pop! This set was a groundbreaking hit in the UK – and it compiles 38 very groovy tunes pulled from the catalog of Sony/Columbia's easy listening vaults from the 60s, plus a pretty strong handful from other major labels at the same time. Both labels are filled to the brim with great tunes – and the set's a stunning batch of tracks you'll more than recognize, all nicely sorted out with a good level of variety, and some very excellent packaging! Titles include "The Good Life" by Tony Bennett, "That's Amore" by Dean Martin, "Swingin Safari" by Bert Kaempfert, "Move Over Darling" by Doris Day, "Sugar Town" by Nancy Sinatra, "Almost Like Being In Love" by Vic Damone, "Beyond The Sea" by Bobby Darin, "Moon River" by Danny Williams, "The Lady Is A Tramp" by Buddy Greco, "She" by Peter Skellern, "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton, "Spanish Eyes" by Al Martino, "Joanna" by Scott Walker, and "Valley Of The Dolls" by Dionne Warwick. Also includes Andy Williams' great version of "Music To Watch Girls By"! CD
 
 
 



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