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Patti PageLet's Get Away From It All (Wing) ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1957. Very Good ... $1.99
A travel-themed set from Patti Page – and a pretty darn great one at that! Patti nicely shakes off some of cliches here – working with full, jazzy backings, and often hitting sounds that are a bit more mature than on her familiar pop numbers – modes that nicely match the global scenes and locales featured in most of the tunes. And while the gimmick is a relatively common one for 50s vocal dates, the mix of worldly tunes really does wonders with Patti – making the set a real standout in her Mercury catalog. Titles include "Mississippi Mud", "South Of The Border", "Aautumn In Rome", "Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina", "Basin Street Blues", "Let's Get Away From It All", and "Under Paris Skies". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanVaughan & Violins (Wing pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
A really rich album by Sarah Vaughan – recorded in Paris in 1958, with orchestrations by Quincy Jones – and large group backing that includes some great tenor work by Zoot Sims! The session's one of Vaughan's most cohesive albums of the period, and although it's got "violins" in the title, it's not too drippy or sleepy, thanks to Quincy – who keeps the whole thing moving along nicely, with just the right amount of swing and soul to work perfectly with Vaughan's vocals! Titles include "Live For Love", "I'll Close My Eyes", "That's All", "Day By Day", "The Thrill Is Gone", and "Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Frankie AvalonSwingin On A Rainbow ... LP
Chancellor, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.99
(Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Cab CallowaySingin' N Swingin' ... LP
Giants Of Jazz, 1940s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Shanna CarlsonSwing High Swing Low ... LP
Bout Time, 1989. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A rare vocal jazz set from the Bay Area! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one slightly bumped corner.)

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Cats & The FiddleComplete Recordings Vol 2 – Hep Cats Swing – 1941 to 1946 ... CD
Dee Jay (Germany), 1940s. Used ... $8.99
(Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Gloria ColemanSings & Swings Organ ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... About March 22, 2017
Gloria Coleman was one in a long line of swingin' female organists, and is probably closer in that lineage to Trudy Pitts than to more straight jazz players like Shirley Scott. This LP has her doing organ and vocal stuff alongside an ensemble of guitar, tenor, and trombone. There's funky stuff like "Bugaloo for Ernie" and hard bop stuff like her version of Kenny Dorham's "Blue Bossa". Very nice – and pretty darn obscure! (Jazz, Vocalists) CD

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Chick WebbSwingsation – Ella Fitzgerald With Chick Webb ... CD
GRP, 1930s. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Four FreshmenSwingers ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
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 clear tape along the top seam.)

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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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Carleen AndersonCage Street Memorial – The Pilgrimage ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $13.99
The legendary Carleen Anderson goes back to her roots – in a special album dedicated to that time when she was growing up in the household of Vicki Anderson and Bobby Byrd – two of the hippest singers to ever work with James Brown! Carleen's got a great legacy of her own – almost 30 years of recording, both as a solo act and a member of Young Disciples – but this set kind of leapfrogs backward over those years, and touches on some of the spiritual sounds that Vicki was doing in her youth, and the Cage Street setting in Houston in which she grew up. The record is easily Carleen's most ambitious – and was co-created with Orphy Robinson, who plays vibes throughout, and directs the group – on songs that are surprisingly lofty, compared to some of Anderson's earlier records. There's almost a more serious, intense sound to the record at times, mixed with straighter jazz vocal moments at others – and titles include "Your Heart Will Know", "Upwards From The Ground", "Deliverance", "Begin Again", "Be No Puppet", and "Pond Crossing". (Neo Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Ethel AzamaCool Heat ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An album of straight jazz vocals from Hawaiian singer Ethel Azama – an artist who's perhaps better known for her more exotic Liberty album with Martin Denny, but who's working here in a much straighter mode with backings from the great Marty Paich! Paich is at the height of his powers here – using that warmly jazzy approach that could make just about any singer great – so when combined with the strength of Ethel's vocals, the record makes for a very nice sound all the way through! The "cool heat" in the title comes from the fact that some of the arrangements here have a nice 50s LA jazz component (complete with a few solos) – yet still swing with enough heat to groove! Titles include a great version of "You Smell So Good", plus "Daybreak", "All I Need Is You", "You're So Bad For Me", "Time After Time", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Count Basie & The Mills BrothersBoard Of Directors ... CD
Dot (Japan), 1967. Used ... $11.99
A late 60s swinger from The Mills Brothers – with the aging vocal group get some great assistance from the Count Basie Orchestra! By the time of this sessions, The Mills Brothers had been recording for at least 4 decades – and although their early hits had gained the group a great deal of fame, their career as a whole was fading considerably in the 60s. Enter Basie, whose group was still very much at the top of its form in the decade – thanks to a great ear for transforming older tunes into fresher takes, and newer tunes into more swinging jazz-based vehicles. Working here with arranger Dick Hyman, the Basie group gives the Mills Brothers a soaring, bouncing kind of support – one that takes their vocals, tightens them up, and really sends the tunes home with a nice sort of zing! Old and new numbers come off great in the setting – and titles include "Release Me", "I Want To Be Happy", "Down Down Down", "I Dig Rock & Roll Music", "Let Me Dream", "April In Paris", "I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful", and "Tiny Bubbles". (Jazz, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print. 20bit K2 HQ CD pressing! Includes obi!)

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Jane BirkinLolita Go Home ... LP
Fontana/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin take Jane's ever-growing trash rock aesthetic into the Euro club world of the 70s – and the result is an insane batch of tracks that are among Birkin's craziest work of the decade! She sings with an incredibly deadpan style – as you'll hear especially on the English-language versions of "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Where Or When" – and the arrangements by J-P Sabar have a spare electric quality that work perfectly with Jane's flat voice. A real oddity, but the kind of oddity that kept Birkin a compelling artist throughout her career – and proof that style goes a lot farther than substance in the world of Euro pop! Tunes are almost all originals written by Serge Gainsbourg – and titles include "French Graffiti", "Just Me & You", "La Fille Aux Claquettes", and "Rien Pour Rien". (French, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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Carmen BradfordFinally Yours ... CD
Amazing, 1992. Used ... $2.99
A soulful set of jazz vocal tracks from singer Carmen Bradford – an underground talent that we've loved for years! Carmen's got a style that's in the tradition of some of the classier soul singers of the 70s – a mixture of jazz and touches of modern soul, peppered with a bit of old fashioned swing – similar to some of Marlena Shaw's work during the past 15 years or so. The album features a tight backing group led by Frank Foster on tenor – and tracks include "Destiny", "Rough Ridin", "Right To Love", "I Believe To My Soul", "You Must Believe In Spring", and "Chicago Hello", one we're still trying to get the Mayor to make the official city song! CD
(Original pressing – out of print.)

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterBad For Me ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of Dee Dee Bridgewater's standout sets as a soul singer in the 70s – a mode that's quite different than the sound of Bridgewater you may know from her mostly-jazz career – but one that gets plenty of sharp help from the great George Duke! Duke produced the set – and really knows how to balance Dee Dee's jazz roots with some of the modern soul impulses of the set – letting her really soar on some mellower moments, while hewing to the groove on the more upbeat cuts – which may well be some of the strongest on the album. Throughout it all, Bridgewater is a model of care and class – very different than most mainstream R&B singers of the time – and titles include "Streetsinger", "For the Girls", "Love Won't Let Me Go", "Back Of Your Mind", and "Is This What The Feeling Gets". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Kenny BurrellWeaver Of Dreams (4LP 180gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Columbia/Classic, 1961. Sealed 4LPs ... $59.99
One of the rarest Kenny Burrell albums – and one of the most unusual, too! Unlike other records, on which Kenny just plays guitar – this set has the jazzman also doing a bit of singing, sweetly crooning alongside his instrument with a surprising amount of charm! Burrell's got the feel of some backroom singer in the bebop years – deep-toned and mellow, but still pretty swinging – and the album's a great illustration of this overlooked side of his talents. The group features Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Bobby Jaspar plays a bit of tenor sax at times – on titles that include "Hootchie Koo", "A Fine Romance", "The Blues Is Awful Mean", "The More I See You", "I'll Buy You A Star", "Afternoon In Paris", and "Weaver Of Dreams". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Unusual pressing – comes as four different single-sided discs!)

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Ray CharlesGenius Hits The Road ... LP
ABC, 1960. Very Good- ... $4.99
A stunning standout from Ray Charles' years on ABC Records – and a set that brings in a bit of hard-swinging jazz to the country-styled groove Ray was hitting at the time! Backings are by Ralph Burns, who keeps things pretty hip – not as modern as some of his 50s charts for other singers, but with some great horns that cascade beautifully alongside Ray's raspy vocals in the lead. The "road" title leads to a bunch of travel-themed tunes – but that approach also yields one of Charles' biggest classics – his version of "Georgia On My Mind" – heard here amidst other tracks that include "New York's My Home", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Deep In The Heart Of Texas", "Blue Hawaii", "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny", "Alabamy Bound", and "Mississippi Mud". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a center split on the spine and a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Sue ChildsIntroducing Sue Childs (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Studio 4/SSJ (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $24.99
A rare album from a great little singer – a swinging jazz vocal set from the 60s, originally issued on a tiny label in Rock Island, Illinois! Sue Childs has a nicely personal feel here – a bit less polish than some of her mainstream contemporaries, but in ways that make the record stand out – almost like you're catching Sue at some late night set, in a small out of the way club – which is probably the sort of place she regularly worked! Backing is by a tight combo on most numbers – comprised of trombone, tenor, guitar, bass, and drums handled by lesser-known players – but the great tenorist JR Monterose makes a surprise appearance on two tracks too. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "Out Of Nowhere", "All Or Nothing At All", "The Lonesome Road", "Lollipops & Roses", "You Make Me Feel So Young", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD

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June ChristyBig Band Specials ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1962. Used ... $3.99
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Big Band Specials ... LP 4.99

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June ChristyBig Band Specials ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split top seam & spine.)
Also available Big Band Specials ... CD 3.99

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June ChristyJune Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days (Trip) ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A later Capitol gem by June – where she reprisies a number of classics from her early years with Stan Kenton – new versions of late 40s tunes, done here with Pete Rugolo arrangements that go a good way towards showing how both he and June had grown during the 50s. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Easy Street", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "She's Funny That Way", and "A Hundred Years From Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing on Trip.)
 
 
 



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