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Pierre Challet & His OrchestraStrings In Hi-Fi ... LP
Mercury, 1960s. Very Good ... $0.99
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Ferrante & TeicherHeavenly Sounds In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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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Benny GolsonTune In, Turn On ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
You know, in these days of vintage pop songs used ad nauseum in every commercial, it's easy to forget that at one time, loads of great music was written just for advertising! This great album was cut at the height of the Madison Avenue Music Industry – and it features Benny Golson leading a tight jazzy group through cool readings of some of the 60's grooviest commercials. You may recognize more than one of these as Now Sound/Easy classics – because they were so popular on TV that they actually crossed over to the pop charts in versions by other artists! Benny probably does the best job we've ever heard with them, though – as you'll find on cuts like "Wink", "The Swinger", "Cool Whip", "Fried Bananas", and a great version of "Music To Watch Girls By". The whole thing's as groovy as groovy can be – with guriar by Eric Gale, piano by Richard Tee, and drums by Bernard Purdie. (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Manny AlbamDrum Feast ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $11.99
A great one from arranger Manny Albam – heavy on drums, but with some nice exotic touches too! No players listed – but we're guessing it's a pretty hip lineup! (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Steve AllenSteve Allen Sings ... LP
Dot, 1963. Very Good+ ... $1.99
(Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurindo AlmeidaAcapulco '22 ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
Excellent work from Laurindo – a truly wonderful album, played with small combo backing, which gives the set a jazzier feel than usual! Players include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Bob Cooper on tenor, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Shelly Manne, Milt Holland, and Chico Guerro on percussion – and although there's no credits for the arrangements on the album, the overall feel is similar to Roberts best work for Capitol, especially because Rowles' work on organ gives the record such a groovy sound! Titles include "Acapulco 1922", "Misirlou", "Satin Doll", "More", "Till Then", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", and "Desafinado". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurindo AlmeidaFlamenco ... LP
Sutton, Early 60s. Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear and a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaGuitar From Ipanema ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Breezy bossa nova – Hollywood 60s style! The album's one of the best cut for Capitol by guitarist Laurindo Almeida – and has a sweet groovy little style that features Laurindo's lovely guitar work over some lightly dancing small combo backings that include flute, harmonica, organ, percussion, and even a bit of whistling on a few tracks! The vibe's very much in the best Verve/Impulse takes on the bossa – done with a clear California influence, which keeps things cool and breezy – and which also pushes Almeida past his sometimes-staid style on guitar. Two cuts also feature some great vocals by Irene Kral – and titles include "Twilight In Rio", "Old Guitaron", "Sarah's Samba", "Izabella", "Winter Moon", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Choro For People In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Laurindo AlmeidaLook Of Love & The Sounds Of Laurindo Almeida ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A very groovy album by Laurindo Almeida – one of his best bossa cookers in a swinging 60s mode! The album features lots of great acoustic guitar from Laurindo, but spun over fuller arrangements by Lex De Azvedo, Clare Fischer, and Dick Grove – all of whom get that right sort of jaunty, breezy style to really showcase the evolution of the bossa on the west coast scene of the 60s! Production is great – handled by Lex – and really still lets the gentle acoustic guitar step out in front of the rest of the group – on groovy titles that include "The Look Of Love", "Windy", "I Love You", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "A Beautiful Friendship", and "Alfie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaMan & A Woman ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good- ... $1.99
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 BrassGoing Places ... LP
A&M, 1965. Very Good ... $0.99
Herb Alpert's definitely Going Places by the time of this set – and his trademark Tijuana Brass sound proves itself to be a great fit for just about any sort of number! The album kicks off with the wonderful "Tijuana Taxi", a sublimely jaunty tune that almost takes Herb into Bacharach territory – and which is followed up by the even-greater "Spanish Flea" – an ear-popping anthem that's one of the greatest bits of 60s instrumental pop ever recorded! And over and above those two tunes, the album's still got plenty more to offer too – a wonderful array of tracks all given the Tijuana touch, with titles that include "More & More Amor", "Mae", "Walk Don't Run", "Felicia", and "Cinco De Mayo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSouth Of The Border ... LP
A&M, 1963. Very Good ... $0.99
Herb Alpert's going South Of The Border again in another marvelous set of modern mariachi tunes – taking that wonderful Tijuana Brass sound, and turning it towards a number of familiar hits of the day! There's equal parts 60s instrumental pop and Latin groove in the mix – and the punctuated yet compressed Alpert production really hits some sublime moments. Herb's really finding his own sound here – not just the one that would be used on other Tijuana Brass albums, but also on the genius to come from A&M! Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Up Cherry Street", "Mexican Shuffle", "El Presidente", "All My Loving", and "Numero Cinco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSRO ... LP
A&M, 1966. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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Ames Brothers with EsquivelHello Amigos ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $5.99
A very unique outing – a set that mixes the sweet harmonies of The Ames Brothers with wild backings from Esquivel! Most of the tracks are in Spanish, and have Esquivel doing a standard Latin sound, but which also approaches his own solo work in some of the more unusual moments! (Vocalists, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)

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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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Eden Ahbez & OthersWild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bear Family (Germany), New Copy ... About May 20, 2016 (delayed)
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousQuadraphonic – The Spectacular Sound Of Four Channel Stereo ... LP
Columbia, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing.)
 
 
 



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