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Robert DickWorld Of If ... CD
Leo (UK), 1995. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie HigginsIf Dreams Come True Vol 1 ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2004. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Warm, late nite work from the Eddie Higgins trio – that great 90s lineup that features Eddie on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, and Joe Ascione on drums! It's hard to adequately get at the genius of these guys together in words – as their power is somewhat subtle, but damn effective – a way better sound than we might have ever expected from Eddie many years back, and the kind of a record that's really got us renewing our look at his talents! Higgins is both bold and sensitive on the set – masterful on the keys, yet quite unassuming as well – hard to peg adequately, but just the sort of strength that more than justifies all the tape the Venus Records label have spun on him in recent years. Titles on this first volume include "If Dreams Come True", "Summertime", "Into The Memory", and "Minor Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(200 gram pressing.)

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David LiebmanIf They Only Knew ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
There's a lot of great chromatic elements going on here – thanks to the work of John Scofield on guitar, who's at that key point where he could effortlessly balance melody and tone with these edges that are sharp, but also very spacious – kind of a wide style that really reaches out and wraps up the rest of the players in the group! Not that the record's one of John's as a leader, because the real driving force here is David Liebman on tenor and soprano sax – but he also seems to let Scofield set the tone at many times – which opens up work from the rest of the players, who include Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Ron McClure on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums. This approach makes the record a lot less arch than some of Liebman's other material from the time – and titles include "Reunion", "Moontide", "Move On Some", "Autumn In New York", "If They Only Knew", and "Capitstrano". CD

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganIf You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Yipes! What a bitter title – especially when you consider that Gerry actually added a piano to the group for this session, and that he's playing versions of 60s pop hits like "King Of The Road", "Downtown", "Mr Tambourine Man", "Hard Day's Night", and "Can't Buy Me Love". However, the pianist is Pete Jolly, and he's backed by Jimmy Bond on bass and Hal Blaine on drums, both of whom give the album a groovy LA pop instrumental feel – one that has Gerry soloing over the top in some of the fastest, tightest baritone work he put on wax at the time. A bit odd – but worth it alone for the photo on the inside of the cover, which has Gerry shrugging his shoulders in defeat! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later non-gatefold pressing.)

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Vic Stevens' Mistaken IdentitiesIf People Could Talk ... CD
Dreambox Media, 2007. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ Lester YoungIt Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Good+ ... $11.99
Prez plays nice easy-going solos with a combo that includes Jessie Drakes on trumpet, Gildo Mahones on piano, John Ore on bass, and Connie Kaye on drums. The style of the tracks is in a warm mellow tone, which fits perfectly with Young's sweet sweet solo style. Tracks include "Another Mambo", "Somebody Loves Me", "Rose Room", and "Kiss Me Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Clef pressing, with a trumpeter logo. Vinyl has quite a few marks, but will make you a decent play copy. Cover has wear, aging, a split bottom seam and split top seam which is held with some tape.)

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✨✧ Eddie HigginsIf Dreams Come True Vol 2 ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm, late nite work from the Eddie Higgins trio – that great 90s lineup that features Eddie on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, and Joe Ascione on drums! It's hard to adequately get at the genius of these guys together in words – as their power is somewhat subtle, but damn effective – a way better sound than we might have ever expected from Eddie many years back, and the kind of a record that's really got us renewing our look at his talents! Higgins is both bold and sensitive on the set – masterful on the keys, yet quite unassuming as well – hard to peg adequately, but just the sort of strength that more than justifies all the tape the Venus Records label have spun on him in recent years. Titles on this second volume include "Shinjuku Twilight", "Frenesi", "Nightingale", "Caravan", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(200 gram pressing.)
 
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Eric AlexanderSummit Meeting ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $6.99
This tenor giant gets better and better with each new album! Eric Alexander is one of our favorite new jazz artists of the past decade – still a relatively young player, but with a sound that's incredible, steeped in years of tradition, yet freely creative in his own unique way. His tenor solos on this set stand up to some of our favorite older work by players like Clifford Jordan or Sonny Rollins, and if anything, the backing may be some of the best he's ever received on record. Alexander's playing here with longtime friend and musical partner Harold Mabern – who's as sympathetic to Alexander's sound as he once was to that of Frank Strozier – and the other players in the group include trumpeter Nicholas Payton, John Webber, and Joe Farnsworth. Titles include "Andre's Turn", "After The Rain", "This Girl's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", and "Summit Meeting". CD

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Laurindo AlmeidaLaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good ... $19.99
A landmark set of recordings cut for the Pacific Jazz label in the early 50s, and supposedly a major influence on the early bossa artists in Brazil! The tracks were cut by a quartet led by LA altoist Bud Shank, and featuring Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, who was living in LA at the time. The mix of alto and guitar, in a jazzy vien, but with Latiny rhythms, is very similar to the early bossa jazz recordings – and even more so to the later American ones by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. Supposedly, original 10" LPs of the material made their way to Brazil, and later influenced Jobim and Gilberto. Although we can't confirm that rumor entirely, you'll sure hear a similarity, and even if you don't, the stuff's still pretty darn great. Titles include "Terra Seca", "Amor Flamenco", "Atabaque", "Nono", "Noctambulism", "Tocata", and "Carinoso". Full LP that reissues the original 10" sets. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing in a red cover – with deep groove! Cover has some gloss peeling and a split bottom seam.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Prestige (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
The brain trust of soul jazz in the early 60s – led by tenorist Gene Ammons on both albums! Soul Summit Volume one features Ammons and Sonny Stitt on tenor, plus Jack McDuff on Hammond – a definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". Soul Summit Vol 2 is a set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". CD

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Curtis Amy & Paul BryantMeetin' Here (5 x 7" EP set) ... 7-inch
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good+ 5 x 7" (pic cover)... $19.99
There wasn't much organ/tenor material being cut in LA during the early 60s – or not nearly as much as in the rest of the country – but the Amy/Bryant team was one of the city's best, if not the country's. This album's one of their few recordings together, and it features Curtis Amy playing in a deep Texasy style – with a rich gutbucket quality, nicely augmented by the valve trombone work of Roy Brewster. Tracks are long, with a much more relaxed vibe than you'd expect from Pacific Jazz – and titles include "One More Hamhock Please", "Early In the Morning", and "Meetin Here". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Features the whole album on five 7" singles – with bonus artwork, and jukebox title cards too. Cover has some light wear on one edge.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Jackson In Your House (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful soloing, peppered with a healthy dose of humor. The tracks are shortish, and very tight – and titles include "Jackson In Your House", "Song For Charles", "The Waltz", and "Get In Line". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoNice Guys ... LP
ECM, 1979. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A key later session from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a record that gained them global exposure through the ECM label, and which has them working in a beautifully subtle sense of sound, space, and tone! The work is less all-out challenging than some of the group's earliest recordings – but no less strong, as if anything, the AEC has mastered their musical vision so well, they're coming across here with an extremely cohesive sound. Instrumentation includes a wide range of percussion, plus the usual bass of Malachi Favors and the saxes of Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell – and tracks include "Ja", "Folkus 11", "597-59", and "Dreaming Of The Master". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing. Cover is lightly stained and wavy on the bottom 3 inches.)

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Bent Axen/Bent Jaedig Jazz GroupsLet's Keep The Message (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Debut/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer set of Danish modern jazz – recorded at the start of the 60s with a really searing lineup! The set's go-led by pianist Bent Axen and tenorist Bent Jaedig – two guys with a very hip approach to their music, an a keen ear for the sharper sides of jazz at the time – a blend of hardbop rhythms with more complicated tones, served up by a lineup that also includes Allan Botschinsky on trumpet and Frank Jensen on second tenor – both horn players who add a lot to the date. The lineup shifts a bit as the set moves on – Jenson's only on three tracks, leaving Jaedig with more room on the rest – but there's still a really unified feel to the record, almost as if the co-leaders are choosing the lineup carefully with each fresh track, in order to paint slightly different pictures in sound. If you dig the work of the Jazz Quintet 60 – a contemporary Danish group that features two of the players here – you'll definitely dig this set too. Titles include "Let's Keep The Message", "To Iskol's Hof", "Star Eyes", "Elansky", "Siyle", and "Lady Bird". CD

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Chet BakerChet – Ballads By Chet Baker ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $6.99
One of a handful of late 50s albums that Chet Baker recorded for Riverside – all of which are some of his last great 50s work in the studio, before a shift in the 60s to a wider-ranging approach to his music! The style here is definitely in the "classic" Baker mode set down for Pacific Jazz – but a bit more fleshed out by the other players in the set – who seem to push a bit more personality into the tunes, and not just let Chet's trumpet dominate. The sound is soft and gentle – as you'd expect from the title – and other players include Bill Evans, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Connie Kay and Philly Joe Jones – all bringing a bit of a New York undercurrent to the west coast Baker solo style. Titles include "How High the Moon", "It Never Entered My Mind", "If You Could See Me Now", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Time On My Hands", and "You And The Night And Music". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chet BakerInto My Life ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
If you have expectations of a good jazz album here, they won't be met, however, if you dig easy instrumentals with a jazzy touch, this is a great record – and it features lively solos by Chet over backing by Harry Betts and the Carmel Strings. The album's got lots of groovy 60s pop stuff – including a great reading of "Man & A Woman", plus "All", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "Ballad Of the Sad Young Men", and "Guantanamera". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BallisterWorse For The Wear ... CD
Aerophonic, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
The Ballister trio is hardly worse for the wear this time around – and instead, the group seem to have a new sort of fire, and one that has them sounding even bolder than ever! Dave Rempis is searing on alto, tenor, and baritone sax – playing at times with a style that makes us wonder if he's ever coming up for air – while Paal Nilssen-Love demonstrates once again that he's one of the true powerhouses in free jazz drumming, with an incredible command on the kit throughout! Fred Lonberg Holm plays both cello and electronics, both used in ways that shade in the music with some crucial colors that make the whole thing way more than just a bombastic expression of freedom – and the album's three long tracks are titled "Fornax", "Scutum", and "Vulpecula". CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersAt The Cafe Bohemia Vol 1 (Non RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1955. Used ... $3.99
A classic early set featuring the Jazz Messengers back when the group still included Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, and Kenny Dorham – one of the earliest and purest versions of Blakey's hardbop vision, touched with the slightly exotic lyricism of Silver, which gives the tracks a wonderful edge. The playing is excellent throughout – and the album's the kind of live stormer that shows why the group were such a huge draw right out of the box, and why they performed as well (if not better) in a live setting than they did ain a studio one! Tracks include "Minor's Holiday", "The Theme", "Prince Albert", and "Deciphering The Message" – and the CD features 3 bonus tracks, all long, plus great remastering! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1 ... LP 19.99

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Carla BleyLive! ... CD
Watt (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
Great sounds from the Carla Bley band of the 80s – and a record that still has all the modern elements of Bley's initial years in jazz, but also brings in some warmer elements too! If anything, these years unlocked a playfulness that we might not have expected from Carla years before – and also help focus on a soulful style that really comes through with the larger lineup here – one that's filled with modern players, but who seem to work together almost as a commentary on more mainstream modes of the time – familiar, yet still slightly offbeat at points too. The lineup features Michael Mantler on trumpet, Steve Slagle on alto and soprano sax, Tony Dagradi on tenor, Gary Valente on trombone, Vincent Chancey on French horn, Arturo O'Farrill on piano, Steve Swallow on bass, and Bley on organ – and titles include "Blunt Object", "Still In The Room", "Song Sung Long", "Real Life Hits", and "Time & Us". CD

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Rocky BoydEase It – Introducing The Rocky Boyd Quintet ... LP
Jazztime, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The only full album ever issued by tenor player Rocky Boyd – but a set so great, it's definitely made a name for him over the years! Boyd's got a wonderful tone on the set – sharp and soulful, with an approach to the tenor that almost reminds us of early 60s Jackie McLean – particularly in the way that Jackie could hit dark corners with raspy, personal tone. The rest of the group's no slouch either – and features Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Walter Bishop Jr on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – a lineup so great, they give the album a real Blue Note sort of polish – and the album's definitely one that would have been a better-known date, if it hadn't died quickly on the short-lived Jazztime label. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "West 42nd Street", "Avars", "Ease It", "Samba De Orfeu", and "Why Not". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruby BraffYou're Getting To Be A Habit With Me ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Very Good- ... $4.99
We're not normally the biggest fans of Ruby Braff – but this is a great little album, thanks to some strong instrumentation! The group on the set's a sextet – with Ruby leading on trumpet, plus Mundell Lowe on guitar, Don Elliott on vibes, Milt Hinton on bass, Don Lamond on drums, and either Hank Jones or Nat Pierce on piano. The use of vibes and guitar creates a sound that gets past the hoke of other Braff sessions – shading in the tunes with moody colors and tones that provide a good contrast to the sweetness of Braff's horn, creating a juxtaposition that gives the set more edge than you might expect. Titles include "Cabin In The Pines", "Lazy", "Someday Sweetheart", "If Dreams Come True", and "Let's Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bell pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and a bit of gloss peeling on the spine.)

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Anthony BraxtonSeven Standards 1985 – Vol 2 ... LP
Magenta/A&M, 1985. Sealed ... $9.99
If you've never heard Anthony Braxton play straight jazz, you owe it to yourself to check out this performance – it's a delight, like some of his few straight sets! With Hank Jones on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include "Moment's Notice", "Groovin High", "Ruby My Dear", "Yardbird Suite", and "Milestones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Peter BrotzmannChina Live In Bejing 2011 (CD/DVD) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Musikid/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 2011. New Copy CD & DVD ... $24.99
Just when we've thought we've heard everything Peter Brotzmann has to offer – out comes a record like this, and blows us away all over again! As you'd guess from the title, Brotzmann's working here in a Chinese setting – mixing with younger players we'd never heard before – including Li Tiequiao on alto and Scandinavian spring flute, and Xu Fengxia on zither, sanxian, and voice – a strange style of singing that really makes for an amazing moment on one track! The quartet also features Kristian Mondrup Nielsen on drums – and Brotzmann plays searing tenor, alto, and clarinet – but often changes his phrasing to meet the moods of the younger players – especially at moments when Fengxia is in the forefront. Amazing stuff – and the CD features titles that include "Deciduous Carnival", "Walking In Wu Men", "Beijing Legend", "798 Art District", "Moat", and "Feel As If We Were Visiting Our Country Of Birth". DVD features all these tracks, plus two more! CD
(NTSC Format, All Region DVD. Limited edition.)
Also available China Live In Bejing 2011 (CD/DVD) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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Peter BrotzmannChina Live In Bejing 2011 (CD/DVD) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Musikid/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 2011. Used CD/DVD ... $18.99
Just when we've thought we've heard everything Peter Brotzmann has to offer – out comes a record like this, and blows us away all over again! As you'd guess from the title, Brotzmann's working here in a Chinese setting – mixing with younger players we'd never heard before – including Li Tiequiao on alto and Scandinavian spring flute, and Xu Fengxia on zither, sanxian, and voice – a strange style of singing that really makes for an amazing moment on one track! The quartet also features Kristian Mondrup Nielsen on drums – and Brotzmann plays searing tenor, alto, and clarinet – but often changes his phrasing to meet the moods of the younger players – especially at moments when Fengxia is in the forefront. Amazing stuff – and the CD features titles that include "Deciduous Carnival", "Walking In Wu Men", "Beijing Legend", "798 Art District", "Moat", and "Feel As If We Were Visiting Our Country Of Birth". DVD features all these tracks, plus two more! CD
Also available China Live In Bejing 2011 (CD/DVD) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Marion BrownVista ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A strangely wonderful album from Marion Brown – quite different from his other work on Impulse, with a mellow electric edge that gives it a warm and laidback feel! The approach here is much more soulful than before – with finely crafted tunes that weave Brown's work on alto with electric piano by Anthony Davis and Stanley Cowell, percussion by Ed Blackwell and Jimmy Hopps, and bass by Reggie Workman. If you're expecting the angrier Brown from earlier years, you'll be disappointed – but if you're ready to hear a Brown that's gently crafting mellow lines in a soulful setting, then you're in for a treat. Tracks include Cowell's "Maimoun", Stevie Wonder's "Visions", Brown's "Vista", "Moment of Truth", "Bismillah Rrahimani Rrahim", and "Djinji". CD

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Ray BryantAlone At Montreux (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1972. Used ... $11.99
Solo Ray Bryant – recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1972, and featuring versions of a number of his classics, plus a few other odd numbers. Ray's no stranger to the solo piano format – having first recorded this way in the early 60s – and his work in the style is surprisingly great, far more exploratory and open-ended than you might expect if you know his regular soul jazz work. Titles include "Cubano Chant", "Gotta Travel On", "Little Susie", "Blues #2", "Libestraum Boogie", "Slow Freight", and "Blues #3". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Kenny BurrellTender Gender ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
Straight, strong, and soulful sounds from guitarist Kenny Burrell – quite possibly one of his best albums of the 60s, thanks to a really well-focused sound throughout! The groove here is nice and tight – a cooking little rhythm section that features Richard Wyands on piano, Martin Rivera on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums – snapping away on the kit on some of the best tracks, and really helping Burrell to hit this groove that's mighty nice! Kenny seems to have a bit more bite than usual too – and even the laidback tunes have plenty going on to keep our ears happy. Titles include "La Petite Mambo", "Suzy", "The Tender Gender", "Girl Talk", "Isabella", "If Someone Had Told Me", and "Hot Bossa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)
 
 
 



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