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Frankie LaineGreat Years ... LP
Wing, 1950s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ Jackie ParisSongs By Jackie Paris ... LP
Wing, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the first albums ever cut by Jackie Paris – an excellent male singer from the 50s, of the same generation as Mark Murphy and Bobby Troup, but who unfortunately never made a name as big as either of those two. This set has Jackie singing with arrangements by Manny Albam – fairly bright and full, but with some dark and modern touches that set the record apart from most of the male vocal sessions of the 50s we can think of. Jackie's his own man – not one to lapse into romantic cliches or overdone emotion – with a simple jazz-based approach that reminds us of Roy Kral or Joe Derise. Tracks on the set include "Strange", "Whispering Grass", "Heart Of Gold", "I Can't Get Started", "Goodnight My Love", and "Cloudy Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has light discoloration from age and a small bit of peeling around the edges of the laminate – but this might be the nicest copy we've ever seen!)
 
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✨✧ VariousUltra Lounge Vol 5 – Wild Cool & Swingin ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A vocal-heavy entry in the Ultra Lounge catalog – and one that follows the spirit of the single-artist titles in the Wild Cool & Swinging series from Capitol! The set's pretty darn upbeat – never too wild, nor too cool, and almost always swinging – and the tracks are mostly great bits from that late 50s/early 60s point when jazz vocals were grooving things up a bit more – shaking off some of the more romantic modes of previous years, and really packing a punch for the growing Vegas generation! Titles include "Fever" by Peggy Lee, "More" by Bobby Darin, "Dig That Crazy Chick" by Sam Butera, "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" by Dean Martin, "Closer To The Bone" by Louis Prima, "Nobody But Me" by Lou Rawls, "Little Girl" by Vic Damone, "LOVE" by Nat King Cole, "Hello Dolly" by Bobby Darin, "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" by Julie London, and "Danke Shoen" by Wayne Newton. (Now Sound, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print.)

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Lorez AlexandriaBand Swings Lorez Sings ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
Early greatness from Lorez Alexandria – and proof that she was a singer who could handle a tune like nobody else! At one level, the set appears to be a simple batch of standards, given a slight jazz twist – but as usual for the great one, Lorez manages to inflect each and every note with her own approach – stretching things, turning them, and pushing the whole album into a space that's far and away quite different than the usual staid vocal set it might appear to be. There's a heck of a lot of soul here – not just on the vocals, but also in the swinging jazzy backdrops – which are, unfortunately, uncredited. Titles include "Don't Blame Me", "You're My Thrill", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "Just You Just Me", "Thrill Is Gone", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some wear a split top seam, with fraying old tape along the top & bottom seams.)

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Ann Margret/Marty PaichSongs From The Swinger & Other Swingin Songs ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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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Harry BelafonteSwing Dat Hammer ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney Swings Softly ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1960. Used ... $11.99
A rare Verve session from vocalist Rosemary Clooney – and a great one too! The album's got a dynamic quality that really works well with Rosie's vocals – and even the mellower tracks have a fullness that's great – a sense of poise and power that perfectly show Clooney's almost-effortless style of singing. But the upbeat numbers are almost the best – nicely swinging and with a really playful sort of feel – especially on some of the less familiar tunes on the record! Titles include "I Wonder", "Always Be In Love", "For You", "Grieving For You", "With You & Me", "Looking For A Boy", "With The Night", and "Love Eyes". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Rosemary ClooneySwing Around Rosie ... LP
Coral, 1959. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Rosie's always been a heck of a jazz singer, but she doesn't always get to show her chops on record – which is why this late 50s session is such a treat! Backings are by the Buddy Cole trio (with Buddy on both piano and organ!) – a now-forgotten group that were frequently called upon in the 50s to do mellower small group backing for famous singers. The setting is a nice easy one, and Rosie responds wonderfully with some incredibly well-ranged vocals – on numbers that include "Goody Goody", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "A Touch Of The Blues", "Blue Moon", "Too Close For Comfort", and "I Wish I Were In Love Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)
Also available Swing Around Rosie (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 1.99

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Rosemary ClooneySwing Around Rosie (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Coral/Verve, 1959. Used ... $1.99
Rosie's always been a heck of a jazz singer, but she doesn't always get to show her chops on record – which is why this late 50s session is such a treat! Backings are by the Buddy Cole trio (with Buddy on both piano and organ!) – a now-forgotten group that were frequently called upon in the 50s to do mellower small group backing for famous singers. The setting is a nice easy one, and Rosie responds wonderfully with some incredibly well-ranged vocals – on numbers that include "Goody Goody", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "A Touch Of The Blues", "Blue Moon", "Too Close For Comfort", and "I Wish I Were In Love Again". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Swing Around Rosie ... LP 5.99

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Perry ComoComo Swings ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1959. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Brightly With Nelson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1959/1961. Used ... $8.99
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 ... $11.99
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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Ella Fitzgerald & Chick WebbSwingsation – Ella Fitzgerald With Chick Webb ... CD
GRP, 1930s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgerarldElla Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A nice one from Ella – and a good move past the Songbooks mode that sometimes dogged her years on Verve a bit too much! This set has Ella singing to light arrangements by Frank DeVol – nothing fancy, but a good set of tunes that are perfect for the lovely style that Ella was hitting back in the 50s. Tracks are short, uncomplicated, and very nicely swinging – even in the gentler moments – with titles that include "Let's Fall In Love", "Sweet & Lovely", "Moonlight Serenade", "I Remember You", and "East Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Four FreshmenSwingers ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A rare one from The Four Freshmen – an album that never turns up on vinyl, and is some of their best work of the 60s! The group is working in a tight jazzy mode – layering their harmonies with arrangements that are a bit more sophisticated than some of their earlier pop, but which also have a more straight jazz sound in parts. The overall feel is great, and you can't beat the boys great harmonies! Titles include "Lulu's Back In Town", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Dynaflow", "Taps Miller", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", and "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Cyrille Aimee & FriendsLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Singer Cyrille Aimee gets help from some great "friends" here – a tight quintet with Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Joel Frahm on tenor, and Spike Wilner on piano – really helping set up her vocals with a solid instrumental footing! Aimee's got a slight Billie Holiday quality to her phrasing – at least in the way her tone comes across – but the set's a mix of numbers that move way past traditional jazz vocal numbers, thanks partly to the way the group is swinging the rhythms, and bringing in a more contemporary vibe overall. Titles include a nice Wilner original – "East Village Inamorata" – plus "Yesterdays", "Que Reste Il", "I Was Beginning To See The Light", "When I Was A Child", "I Mean You", and "Stand By Me". CD

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AkikoHave Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet little Holiday album from Akiko – one that really makes the most of her vocal style to bring new life to some familiar Christmas favorites! Backings are small combo, and jazzy on all numbers – with shifting instrumentation for each tune, sometimes at a very stripped-down level that allows the gentler side of Akiko to really take sharp focus. Other numbers are more swinging, but still in a lightly lyrical way – and titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Baby It's Cold Outside", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Christmas Wishes", "Happy Xmas", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", and "Blue Christmas". (Holiday Music, Vocalists) CD

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Lorez AlexandriaDear To My Heart ... LP
Trend, 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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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 AndersonWhen The Sun Goes Down ... LP
Concord, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ann MargretAnd Here She Is ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1961. Used ... $14.99
Marty Paich brings some nice jazzy charts to this early set from Ann-Margret – just the kind of hip material that made her a swinger from the start! The vocals have a sexy, breathy quality that matches Ann's tight sweater on the cover – and even when Paich grooves in an uptempo style, the lady never loses her cool – matching the leaping, jazzy instrumentation strongly with her own dynamic vocals – but never in a way that's gimmicky or poppy at all. Titles include "Lovie Joe", "Blame It On My Youth", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Bye Bye Blues", "Chicago", and "Teach Me Tonight". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ann MargretVivacious One (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1962. Used ... $14.99
Swingin early work from Ann-Margret, always the vivacious one – and we're not even talking about her voice! The album follows in the style of work that Ann was recording for films at the time – punched-up and feisty, with that growling and almost unbridled sexuality oozing forth from most of the numbers. Arrangements are by Bob Florence and HB Barnum, and the album features a nice version of "Senor Blues", plus the tracks "Begin The Beguine", "Thirteen Men", "I Was Only Kidding", "Tell Me Tell Me", and "Make Love To Me". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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