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Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach (1971) ... LP
A&M, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Insanely wonderful work by Bacharach – in a way that we can hardly begin to describe (but we'll certainly try!) By the time this one was recorded – 1971 – Burt's reputation as a songwriter and arranger were so firmly established that he had an incredible amount of freedom in the studio. Here, working with tunes that were mostly well-worn, plus a new one or two – Burt comes up with an amazingly complex set of arrangements, opening up his tunes like little flowers, focusing on a particular instrumental tendril, and drawing it out into incredible lines of melody and color. Proof of this is the album's extended version of "Wives & Lovers", or its suite for orchestra, entitled "And The People Were With Her". All tracks are great – from Burt's intimate vocal on "Hasbrook Heights", to the jangly instrumentation of "Freefall", to the completely recast versions of hits like "One Less Bell To Answer", "April Fools", and "Mexican Divorce". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sammy Davis JrSammy Davis Jr Sings Mel Torme's California Suite ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the harder to find Sammy records, and one of the best! Sammy takes Mel Torme's drippy "California Suite", an extended work about how great California is – and he turns it into an extended chat between Sammy and a friend in a bar in New York City, with twists and turns that are way jazzier, and way hipper than Mel's version, which features a whiny woman playing the part of the New Yorker. Side two of the record features some great sensitive versions of Mel Torme tunes – like "Welcome To The Club", "A Stranger Called The Blues", and "Willow Road". Arrangements by Marty Paich, too – one of Mel's best arrangers! (Vocalists, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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Nick De CaroHappy Heart ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the few albums as an artist from the great Nick De Caro – one of the hipper arrangers of the 60s, best known for his collaborations with Claudine Longet on A&M! Nick's a very subtle genius – one who can work firmly inside the mainstream, but also bring something different to the table – a magical way of inflecting a tune, spare use of silence, or controlled emotion that always made his backings a perfect fit for the adult sound of A&M. Instrumentation here is heavily strings, but never in a syrupy, sleepy way – and many numbers feature a standout lead instrument – such as piano by Lincoln Mayorga, soprano sax by Gabe Balthazar, or tenor sax by Bill Perkins. Nick sings on 2 tracks – "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" and "Caroline No" – in this compressed style that's totally wonderful – and other titles include "Love is All", "Quiet Sunday", "Lullaby From Rosemary's Baby", "Happy Heart", and "I'll Forget You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Claude DenjeanMoog! ... LP
Phase 4, 1970. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Claude Denjean's always been one of our more favorite moogy artists, and this LP's a really nice batch of 60's covers done in a very moogy way, with little or no backing behind them. Tracks include "Venus", "Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head", and "Everybody's Talkin'". Nice version of "Nights In White Satin", too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy. Cover has a promo sticker on the front.)
 
 
 



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