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Yasuko AgawaJourney ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A great mix of jazz standards and 70s disco from Japanese singer Yasuko Agawa – an artist who's very much at the most soulful side of her style on this album from the start of the 80s! All tracks are American jazz numbers from the postwar years – some done with straight jazz ... read more CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)

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Yasuko AgawaSunglow ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic groover from Yasuko Agawa – proof that the Japanese scene had an ear for soul in the years before Monday Michiru! The early 80s set is made up from equal parts jazz, soul, and Brazilian influences – all used nicely with tight, fusiony production that really works nicely with ... read more CD
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Mose AllisonMose Allison Sings (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
A hipster vocal jazz classic – a full length Prestige album that brings together all of Mose Allison's vocal numbers from his initial run a the label! Mose started out as a pianist, but quickly won even greater attention with his down home, New Orleans-influenced way of singing – a ... read more CD

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Jesse BelvinGuess Who – The RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
RCA/Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 24.99
The complete final recordings of the late great Jesse Belvin – a singer who could have been as huge as Nat King Cole or Sam Cooke, had he not died young in a tragic auto accident! In fact, Jesse's work can be seen as a key bridge between the smooth R&B of Nat's early years, and the early ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Samm BennettBig Off ... CD
Factory Outlet, 1993. Used ... $2.99
(Rock, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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Sallie BlairSqueeze Me ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $9.99
Sallie Blair never cut many records back in the day – but she's a hell of a great singer, and one with a really memorable approach! As you might guess from the image on the cover, Sallie's got a fair bit of personality – a way of putting over a tune that's really compelling, and a lot ... read more CD

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Dee Dee BridgewaterDee Dee Bridgewater In Montreux ... CD
Verve, 1990. Used ... $4.99
A great follow-up to Dee Dee Bridgewater's classic Live In Paris set – and like that one, an incredible session of vocal work that shows that even after many years making soul records, Dee Dee could still cook with an incredible sense of jazz! The longish tracks feature plenty of playful ... read more CD
(Out of print, small piece of tape on booklet.)

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Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irwin MayfieldDee Dee's Feathers ... CD
Okeh, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A really beautiful project from the great Dee Dee Bridgewater – a set that has the singer paying tribute to the city and culture of New Orleans, but in a way that's free of the hoke you'd find in other projects of this nature! Dee Dee approaches the music – as with all of her albums ... read more CD

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Oscar Brown Jr.Sin & Soul (And Then Some) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1960. New Copy ... $2.99 6.99
Trend-setting vocal work from Oscar Brown Jr – one of the hippest singers of his generation, and a vocalist who really took things to the next level in the 60s! Brown's got a sound that's partially influenced by the vocalese of Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks, and other singers of the 50s ... read more CD
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Sin & Soul ... LP 1.99
Sin & Soul (And Then Some) ... CD 3.99

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Ellen Christi & MenageLive At Irving Plaza ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Freddy ColeHe Was The King ... CD
High Note, 2016. Used ... $2.99
Freddy Cole serves up a tribute to his famous brother Nat – in a small combo set that also features some nice tenor work from Houston Person and Harry Allen too! Cole's a singer who's ultimately had a lot more of a career than Nat – and we're not entirely sure why he's so often lumped ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available He Was The King ... CD 14.99

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Perry ComoPerry/Perry In Person At The International Hotel Las Vegas ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1974. New Copy ... $9.99
Obscure 70s work from Perry Como – two RCA albums back to back on a single CD! Perry features heavenly vocals from the great Perry Como – a set that has maybe a slight touch of 70s style in the production, but which still has those great Como vocals firmly intact! Nick Perito handles ... read more CD
(Super Audio CD pressing!)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor At The Village Gate ... CD
FM/Roulette (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
One of Chris Connor's most obscure albums from the 60s – and one of her nicest too! The record's got a less polished feel than some of Connor's work for Atlantic or ABC – recorded live at the Village Gate, and divided up into "late" and "early" shows that both have ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers (remastered edition) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1954. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
Not the sleepy tunes you might guess from the "lullaby" in the title – but a wonderful collection of early small group material from vocalist Chris Connor! The set's got a very unusual format – in that the group's instrumentation is really different than the regular piano ... read more CD

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Chris ConnorPortrait Of Chris ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
A very moody album from Chris Connor – one that features arrangements by Ronnie Ball and Jimmy Jones, on a somber set of songs that makes the album one of Chris' darkest for Atlantic! Most of the tunes are in small group settings – a bit tightly arranged, but in a good way that gives ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Bobby DarinBobby Darin Story – Mack The Knife ... CD
Atco, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $0.99
Titles include "Early In The Morning", "Plain Jane", "Dream Lover", "Mack The Knife", "Beyond The Sea", "Clementine", and "Artificial Flowers". CD

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Bobby DarinIn A Broadway Bag (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $11.99
In A Broadway Bag is exactly that – Bobby Darin taking on some of the biggest Broadway tunes of his generation – and doing a pretty darn good job as well! Arrangements are by Shorty Rogers and Perry Botkin, both of whom bring a hip flair to the proceedings – a sound that's ... read more CD
(50th Anniversary edition – with bonus tracks.)

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Bobby DarinSings Shadow Of Your Smile (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $11.99
A sweet set that has Bobby Darin working partially in that more adult 60s mode that was influenced strongly by changes in soundtrack styles – especially that 60s trend towards letting some serious younger songwriters pen important tunes for the titles. There's also a few older tracks as well ... read more CD
(50th anniversary edition – with bonus tracks.)

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Matt DennisWelcome Matt Dennis ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $9.99
A lesser-known set from vocalist Matt Dennis – not as well-remembered as his 50s dates for RCA and Kapp, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Matt's working here with full backings from Sy Oliver – in a set that showcases his talents more as a singer than a songwriter – but ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Welcome Matt Dennis ... CD 8.99

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Bob DoroughBut For Now ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
One of the coolest singers you'll ever hope to hear – and an artist who's still incredibly wonderful, always fresh, and completely charming – even after decades of recording! Bob Dorough works here in a trio with his own piano, the bass of Tony Marino, and alto of Michael Hornstein ... read more CD
 
 



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