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Stanley BlackDimensions In Sound ... LP
London/Phase 4, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Pierre Challet & His OrchestraStrings In Hi-Fi ... LP
Mercury, 1960s. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Sammy Davis Jr with Sam Butera & The WitnessesWhen The Feeling Hits You – Recorded Wild In Las Vegas ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Sam Butera and the Witnesses are mostly heard backing up Louie Prima, and we're not sure how they managed to hook up with Sammy, but the result is a great set of tracks that has a lot more "umph!" than some of Sammy's other Reprise sides. The group is tight and jazzy, and even though the track list is mostly standards, the whole thing swings nicely – even the ballads! Titles include "Don't Cry Joe", "When The Feeling Hits You", "Cry Me A River", "April In Paris", and "I Should Care". (Vocalists, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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18th Century ConceptsIn the 20th Century Bag ... LP
Sidewalk, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Some "baroque" pop stuff from this groovy studio band on Sidewalk. As the liner notes say "The great hits of today, with today's exciting beat", but with a group that gives the songs a fake 18th century sound. Mike Curb's on keyboards, and there may be a potential Wu-Tang sample or two here! Titles include "Can't Hurry Love", "Little Toy Soldier", "Eleanor Rigby", "18th Century Bag", "Old Time Movies", and "A Lover's Concerto". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ferrante & TeicherHeavenly Sounds In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the best non-Winchester albums from the team of Ferrante & Teicher – not as crazy as some of their work, but still with some good elements of the piano trickery that made them famous. Titles include "Out Of This World", "East Of The Sun", "Over The Rainbow", "Stars In My Eyes", and "Stella By Starlight". Also features the original tracks "Serenade To A Star" and "Beyond The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Bernie GreenBernie Green Plays More Than You Can Stand In Hi Fi ... LP
San Francisco, 1957. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Wild instrumentals from Bernie Green – a bit like some of the tracks he did on the Musically Mad album for RCA, but with more of a trad jazz element in the mix, similar to work by Raymond Scott from the 50s. Players in the group include Mundell Lowe and Tommy Mottola on guitar, plus Dick Hyman on piano and calliope – and tracks include "Ragging The Scale", "Mister Peppers Theme", "Railroad Train Samba", "A Francesca", "Idyl", "Summer", and "Saxophobia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam with a piece of clear tape, and a mark from sticker removal on front.)

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John KeatingJohn Keating Incorporated – Hits In Hi Fi 1 ... LP
EMI (Japan), 1974. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the great John Keating electronic LPs from the 70s – blending his cool big band style with lots of work on Arp, Fender Rhodes, and other keyboards all played by Francis Monkman and Johnny himself! This one's got straight electronics all the way through, except for the rhythm section, which is acoustic. Includes a number of pop soul covers, the best of which are "Love's Theme" and "Never Never Gonna Give You Up". Not totally "spacey" all the way through – like the Space Experience records – but with some good tracks, including "Eye Level"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Record has some light surface marks from the old inner sleeve.)

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David CarrollPercussion In Hi Fi ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some marker on back.)
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Ronnie AldrichCome To Where The Love Is ... LP
Phase 4/Decca/London, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $1.99
Ronnie Aldrich and his "two pianos" show you where the love is, all the while running through lush, easy arrangements of breezy pop numbers with the London Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Nothing but mellow goodness here to keep the mood flowing all night long, with a dozen tracks in all, including "Love Theme From The Godfather", "Alone Again (Naturally", "Song Sung Blue", "Popcorn", "Where Is The Love", "Theme From Lost Horizon", "Without You", "Come To Where The Love Is", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Jenny's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaMan & A Woman ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good ... $3.99
Bossa guitar, dreamy orchestrations, and a wonderful American take on the Brazilian sound of the 60s – served up with sparkling Capitol Records production in a set that's easily one of the greatest by guitarist Laurindo Almeida! Almeida's guitar is matched here with some lightly jazzy backings from Lex De Azevedo – slightly pop, but always groovy – and with a gentle sound that matches bossa roots with some of the more complicated modes from 60s soundtrack years – served up in sweeping strings, moody woodwinds, and some nicely isolated notes from Almedia's acoustic guitar. Titles include "A Man & A Woman", done very nicely, plus "Mas Que Nada", "Soft Mood", "Bluesette", "Call Me", and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassHerb Alpert's Ninth ... LP
A&M, 1967. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Wonderfully jaunty and jagged work from trumpeter Herb Alpert – and a session that has him opening up the Tijuana Brass groove a bit more than usual! There's clearly an influence here of the Brazilian sound that was showing up strongly at A&M Records at the time – heard to greatest effect on the album's version of Chico Buarque's "A Banda", but also in gentler, more subtle ways that seem to emerge in other tunes that trade the group's older sound for one that has more of a bossa sense of subtlety. Also, there's some great A&M pop that's beginning to emerge here too – as in the album's great takes on "The Happening" and "Love So Fine" – both of which really sound beautiful here! Other tracks include "Cowboys & Indians", "Flea Bag", "Love Nest", and "Bud". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSRO ... LP
A&M, 1966. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A standing room ovation in the A&M Studios – certainly the kind of reception we'd imagine Herb would get during these glory years of his career! The set's one of the most no-nonsense Tijuana Brass sessions of the 60s – a tightly crafted album that has a bit more jazz than usual sneaking in on some of the tunes, but still enough of that snapping, punchy rhythmic approach that makes Herb and the group so great! As usual, the fluidity here is the strongest point – as the A&M touch takes a sound that should be hokey, and flips it into something really really groovy through warm use of compression in the studio. Titles include "Blue Sunday", "Bean Bag", "Work Song", "Our Day Will Come", "Mexican Road Race", and "Freight Train Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has some marker and a sticker.)

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights ... LP
A&M, 1965. Very Good ... $4.99
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but compressed down into a sweet little LA groove in that magical A&M way – never too over the top, done in a way that takes a previously-hokey brassy sound, and smoothes it out for the Now Sound generation! Titles include the hit single "Whipped Cream", plus "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Lemon Tree", "Ladyfingers", and "Butterball". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Leda Annest/Phil MoorePortrait Of Leda ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A wonderfully moody session from the late 50s – one that features the eerie vocals of Leda Annest over the orchestrations of Phil Moore! Leda's got a haunting voice that's somewhere in the range of Yma Sumac, but a bit less dramatic – more kind of a wordless instrument, used amidst the orchestrations in broad washes of color and tone. Moore scored the entire piece for Leda's voice – an extended 3 part suite that runs through series of dark, jazz, and playful moods – all featuring some incredible vocals by Leda! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTaboo – An Exploration Into The Exotic World Of Taboo Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One song, swung a number of different ways – in this special 10" album that presents nine different readings of the classic Lecuona song "Taboo"! The tune was not just an exotica standard in the late 50s, but was a Latin classic too – and the versions here nicely skirt between both modes – from tropical instrumentation to more driving rhythms, with even a bit of vocals as well! Includes versions of "Taboo" by Arthur Lyman, Charles Blackwell, The Shangaans, Lecuona Cuban Boys, Caterina Valente, Tito Rivera, Frank Trumbauer, Sylvie Mora, and Cyril Diaz. LP, Vinyl record album

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