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✨✧ Sarah VaughanAll Time Favorites ... LP
Mercury/Wing, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Thelma GracenThelma Gracen ... LP
EmArcy/Wing, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful little record from obscure 50s vocalist Thelma Gracen – a singer from Chicago who once worked territory not too far from Dusty Groove! Thelma may not be the biggest name of her decade, but she's got a sound that's very worthy of this Emarcy debut – a gently sophisticated approach to jazz vocals that's often quite relaxed, but not in a sleepy or careless way. Backings here are small combo throughout – in a mode that's a bit like some of Helen Merrill's classics for the label at the time, but a bit warmer overall. Players include Georgie Auld on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, and Barney Kessel on guitar – and titles include "Solitude", "I'll Remember April", "Night & Day", "Out Of Nowhere", "Let There Be Love", and "I'm Yours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi and insert.)
 
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Lorez AlexandriaFor Swingers Only ... CD
Argo/Dusty Groove, 1963. Used ... $22.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Lorez Alexandria – an ultra-hip singer who recorded for Impulse and King, but who sounds especially wonderful on this rare date for Chess Records! The album's got a groove that definitely lives up to its title – a jazzy, bouncy sort of rhythm that's definitely "for swingers only", and which is a nice contrast to overdone torch or standard jazz vocal modes. Alexandria's singing is completely sublime – quite fluid, yet with a soulful depth that's really amazing – and her backing combo is equally hip – a group led by John Young on piano, and also featuring George Eskirdge on guitar, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Phil Thomas on drums, and Ronald Wilson on flute and tenor – an obscure player whose reed work really makes the album sparkle! The song choices are great too – a mix of some under-recorded gems and a few blue-toned classics – all redone amazingly by Lorez with a sound that's quite unique. Titles include her classic Argo reading of "Baltimore Oriole", which begins with an amazing drum/bass passage that's worth the price of the album alone – and other tracks include "The End Of A Love Affair", "Baltimore Oriole", "All Or Nothing At All", "Mother Earth", "Love Look Away", and "Traveling Down A Lonely Road". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Ann Margret/Marty PaichSongs From The Swinger & Other Swingin Songs ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Ann-Margret at her grooviest – singing the super-groovy theme from The Swinger – perhaps her greatest film appearance ever! There's a mod bounce to the album that goes way way beyond any of Ann's other albums of the period – thanks to arrangements from Marty Paich, Quincy Jones, and Johnny Williams – all of whom put a nice sort of lilt in the backings, and manage to capture Ann at her sexiest. The title tune "The Swinger" is worth the price of entry itself – as it's a catchy, guitar-twanging number delivered in an incredibly breathy mode – supported by 2 great instrumentals from the film as well, "Swinger's Holiday" and "Kelly's Dance". But even on more conventional numbers, Ann's got a great sound here – bringing whole new sexy life to tracks that include "I Wanna Be Loved", "By Myself", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "More", and "Cute". (Soundtracks, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCount Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings ... LP
Clef, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
Count Basie plays the piano and Joe Williams sings in his bluesy way and they are backed by a slew of musicians who include Thad Jones on trumpet, Ben Powell on trombone, Frank Foster on tenor saxophone, Sonny Payne on drums and many, many others. Frank Foster did all of the arrangements and the tracks include Williams' "My Baby Upsets Me", "Ev'ry Day", "April In Paris", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the spine & light wear.)

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Cab Calloway with Chu BerrySwinging Big Band Leader With Chu Berry ... CD
EPM (France), 1937/1944. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rosemary ClooneyRosie Solves The Swingin Riddle ... CD
RCA/Koch, 1960. Used ... $3.99
A rare gem from Rosemary Clooney, and a great set done with arranger Nelson Riddle – grooving nicely in a bigger band mode, but inflected with plenty of great Riddle touches on the instrumentation – in a way that matches the playful quality of Rosie's vocals! The overall sound is quite dynamic – especially on the horns, which often step out in some unusual blasts of sound – and Clooney sounds equally great on both the ballads and the upbeat, highly-swinging numbers. Titles include "Shine On Harvest Moon", "By Myself", "Angry", "I Get Along Without You Very Well", "April In Paris", and "How Am I To Know". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby DarinWild, Cool, & Swingin – The Artist Collection Vol 2 ... CD
Capitol/Ultra Lounge, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
Although Bobby Darin cut most of his big early hits on Atlantic, his move over to Capitiol in the early 60s yeilded a nice share of groovy tracks that rightly pull on his strength as a jazz-inflected vocalist. This very nicely selected set of 20 tracks will give you some of the most swingin' Darin material you'll ever hear – lots of which is way better than some of the stuff that always seems to turn up again and again on the usual ol' greatest hits comps. It's even got a few nice unreleased tracks, and a lot more than you'll only find on Darin's rare Capitol albums – including the cuts "More", "I Wanna Be Around", "Gyp, The Cat", "Charade", "The Good Life", and "Look At Me". And sure, most of them were big hits for other singers – but Bobby's fantastic here, and his interpretations of the material is always sparkling! CD

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Sammy Davis JrIt's All Over But The Swingin'/I've Gotta Right to Swing ... CD
MCA/Universal (UK), 1957/1960. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Francis FayeSwings Fats Domino ... LP
Imperial, 1958. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and some seam splitting.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Brightly With Nelson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1959/1961. Used ... $1.99
A nice pairing of Ella Fitzgerald and Nelson Riddle – done away from the Songbook series, with titles that include "I'm Gonna Go Fishing", "The Gentleman Is A Dope", "Mean To Me", "I Won't Dance", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "What Am I Here For". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Lightly (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
Ella gets some great jazzy backings from Marty Paich – on titles that include "Little White Lies", "You Hit The Spot", "Little Jazz", "720 In the Books", "Knock Me A Kiss", and "My Kinda Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mose AllisonI'm Not Talkin – The Song Stylings Of Mose Allison 1957 to 1972 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Mose Allison is one of the coolest, grooviest singers ever to grace the face of jazz – a voice you'll recognize instantly, even if you don't know his name – and an artist who had a huge influence on the sound of the London scene in the 60s! Mose was mod before mod was a thing – and was able to mix his sharp jazz skills on piano with a gutbuckety style of singing that drew heavily from the sound of New Orleans – as did his sense of rhythm – but always with an approach that was more upbeat and jazzy overall, with a hip sophistication that few other artists could hope to touch! And while Mose recorded excellent sounds for decades, this collection focuses in on some of the most important work he ever cut – music done for Prestige, Columbia, and Atlantic Records from the late 50s through the early 70s – served up in the most amazing tribute to Allison we've ever seen. 24 tracks in all – with cuts that include "Foolkiller", "I'm Not Talking", "If You Only Knew", "The Seventh Son", "I'm Smashed", "Wild Man On The Loose", "Back On The Corner", "I Love The Life I Live", "Jus Like Livin", "If You Live", "V8 Ford Blues", "Parchman Farm", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Western Man", "Your Molecular Structure", "Hellow There Universe", and "Swingin Machine". CD

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✨✧ Ernestine AndersonLive From Concord To London ... LP
Concord, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
70s live material from singer Ernestine Anderson – half from the Concord Jazz Festival, half from a London performance at Ronnie Scott's – hence the title! The first half has this swinging jazz festival vibe – Ernestine really reaching out to win over the crowd with her charms, and backing by a core trio with Hank Jones on piano, occasionally expanded into a bigger ensemble. The London tracks are a bit more intimate, and feature a trio with John Horler on piano – and some especially great phrasing from Anderson. Titles include "Stormy Monday", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "I Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Love For Sale", and a long "Ellington Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ernestine AndersonWhen The Sun Goes Down ... CD
Concord, 1985. Used ... $11.99
A great cooker from the glory days of Ernestine Anderson on Concord Records – a time when the singer was rediscovered, and revamped in a bit of a bluesy mode – reaching a wide new audience at the time! Her vocals really shine at this point in her career, as she lets loose with a bit more personality too – as you'll hear on this swinging set of down home numbers, cut with a combo that includes Red Holloway on tenor, Ray Brown on bass, and Gene Harris on piano! Titles include "Someone Else Is Steppin", "Goin To Chicago Blues", "Alone On My Own", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", and "I Love Being Here With You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis ArmstrongPops Is Tops – The Verve Studio Albums (I've Got The World On A String/Louis Under The Stars/Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson/bonus tra ... CD
Verve, 1957. New Copy 4CD ... $39.99 49.99
Louis Armstrong only recorded briefly as a solo act for the Verve label (apart from his famous recordings with Ella Fitzgerald) – but he made some excellent albums for the legendary imprint, all of which are included here with a huge amount of bonus tracks too! CD 1 features the great I've Got The World On A String – one of two excellent vocal albums that Louis cut for Verve – some of the best of his career, and graced with amazing arrangements by Russ Garcia! The sound's a lot purer than some of the pop vocal albums that Louis cut for other labels, like Decca – and he both sings and plays trumpet on tracks like "When Your Lover Has Gone", "We'll Be Together Again", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "I've Got The World On A String". Under The Stars follows in similar format – again matching the trumpet and vocals of Armstrong with arranger Russ Garcia – whose modern, west coast approach is a nice change from some of the other charts that Louis was using in the 50s and 60s. There's a nice swing to most numbers, a sense of punctuation that works perfectly for Louis – and titles include "East Of The Sun", "Top Hat White Tie & Tails", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Stormy Weather", "Home", and "Body & Soul". Third up is Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson, presented here in its original mono mix. The album's gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate the tunes a bit more strongly, and give them that gently swinging rhythm that always works well with Armstrong's style. The real surprise, though, is Louis' voice – which is simple, almost elegant at times – and free from some of the gimmicks of other 50s sessions, or the too-playful style of his better-known duets of the period. We really love his gentle, honest approach to the lyrics here – on tunes that include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Moon Song", "What's New", "There's No You", "You Go To My Head", "That Old Feeling", and "Let's Fall In Love". CDs 1 to 3 each feature bonus tracks from the original albums – including alternates, session takes, and more. CD4 features A Day With Satchmo – which offers up 24 tracks from a recording session on August 1, 1957 – really showing the care and craft that went into the creation of a handful of songs that day! (Jazz, Vocalists) CD

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Burt BacharachMake It Easy On Yourself ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good ... $0.99
Fantastic work by maestro Burt Bacharach – subtle genius, and an album that offers more to us every time we listen to it! Burt's work has been recorded by many – but few ever gave it the kind of treatment that he did – as you'll hear in this brilliant array of sweeping strings, sly syncopation, and well-placed instrumental solos! The sound is breathtaking throughout – a new level of maturity and majesty for 60s instrumental pop – and the record's an enduring classic that deserves a place in every sensitive record collection. Includes the amazing cut "Pacific Coast Highway", plus great versions of other classics, like "Wanting Things", "She's Gone Away", "Knowing When To Leave", and "This Guy's In Love With You". (Now Sound, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing.)

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Brigitte BardotBB 64 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... About March 21, 2018 (delayed)
One of the grooviest Brigitte Bardot albums ever recorded – a stellar set of tracks with some ultra-chic arrangements from the great Alain Gouraguer! The album swings like the best of Paris pop in the 60s – tight and outta site, with loads of jaunty pop tunes that bring out the best in Brigitte's vocals, and show her to be a great singer when she gets the right material! Tracks include "Ca Pourrait Changer", "Une Histoire De Plage", "Ne Me Laisse Pas L'aimer", "Jamais Trois Sans Quatre", "Maria Ninguem", "Moi Je Joue", "Je Danse Donc Je Suis", "Melanie", "Ciel De Lit" and "C'est Un Jour Comme Un Autre". (French, Vocalists) CD

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✨✧ BasiaTime & Tide ... CD
Epic, 1987. Used ... $3.99
Seminal work from the lovely Basia – and an album that's a wonderful hybrid of jazz, soul, and pop – all put together at a level that really goes beyond most of her contemporaries! There's a vibe here that's almost like Swing Out Sister at their best – catchy, but never cloying – and done in an 80s style that refers strongly back to 60s and 70s styles, yet still keeps things quite contemporary overall. And although most of the tunes are pretty poppy, they're also pretty great, and really hold up over the years – thanks to slight undercurrents of jazzy instrumentation, of the sort you'd get from Brit artists like Working Week or Sade. Titles include "Promises", "From Now On", "Freeze Thaw", "How Dare You", "Astrud", and "Miles Away". (Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Count Basie & Billy EckstineBasie/Eckstine Incorporated ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Very Good- ... $0.99
Billy Eckstine gets a new lease on life – working here with great backings from the Count Basie band, in a mode that's a bit like some of Billy's own large ensemble recordings of the mid 40s! The sound is a bit more Basie-inflected than before, but that also unlocks some great swinging, soulful currents in Eckstine's vocals – modes that maybe weren't coming through as strongly in some of his pop material of the time, but which are right at home in the company of the Count! The material's great, too – darker, more brooding tunes – of the sort that Joe Williams might sing with the group – and the balance of presentation often gives equal time to vocals and instrumental passages in the spotlight. Titles include "Blues The Mother Of Sin", "Lonesome Lover Blues", "Drifting", "I Want A Little Girl", and "Song Of The Wanderer". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Emus pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Ewa BemBe a Man ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD
Also available Be a Man ... LP 25.99

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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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