One of the darkest vocal jazz albums of the 50s – packaged with a great title and cover image that features a lone lit window in a New York skyscraper! Helen's got some incredible backing on the record – a small combo that includes Charlie Mariano on alto sax, Don Fagerquist on trumpet ... read moreCD
Freddy Cole —
Sing ... LP EMI, 1977. Used ...
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Mostly mellow vocals from Freddy Cole – brother of Nat, but a singer who opened up nicely during the late 60s and 1970s. This album's nothing fancy, mostly straight vocals – done with larger jazz arrangements recorded in England and conducted by Jerry Van Rooyen. There's a little bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Demand. Cover has tape on all seams and a name in marker. Labels have some marker.)
Lena Horne —
Soul ... CD EMI/United Artists, 1966. Used ...
Groovy Lena Horne from the 60s – an album that's a heck of a lot hipper and more swinging than most of her sets from a decade before! That unmistakable Horne style of singing is still very much in place here – but the backings are often tightly punctuated, with a gently soulful groove ... read moreCD
Norma Deloris Egstrom is quite a different album altogether from her earlier years, but very memorable – as Peggy's working here in that wonderful later style she used at Capitol – a truly adult approach to pop that was less concerned with chart placement than it was with getting over a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best overviews of Peggy Lee's career that we've ever seen – a collection of singles from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and early 70s, one that includes dozens of tracks have never ever been issued on CD! The set is beautifully done, and similar to the Frank Sinatra singles set on Capitol ... read moreCD
Two well-matched Julie London albums on a single CD – both from those maturing years when she was working with arranger Ernie Freeman! The End Of The World follows nicely from Julie's interpretation of the big pop hit of the same name – in territory that's sad and dreamy, but in a ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
Mid 60s magic from Matt Monro – two albums back to back on one CD, both showing the growing sophistication in Matt's music at the time! This Is The Life has Monro singing with arranger Sid Feller – a surprisingly great talent for the record, and one who does a great job of hitting that ... read moreCD
Beautiful later stuff from Sarah! Although it's easy to think that she "sold out" by making albums like this for Roulette – with a larger backing than before, and more of a pop feel – these albums are also incredible, and feature a sophisticated sense of interpretation we ... read moreCD
Jerri Winters gets some hip backings here – thanks to help from the Al Belletto Sextet, who almost share the star spotlight on the record as much as Jerri! The combo are perhaps best known for their 50s work on Capitol, but they sound equally great here – stepping out with a tight ... read moreCD