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Carmen McRaeBook Of Ballads ... LP
Kapp, 1958. Very Good ... $36.99
Carmen McRae's book of ballads is a great set of standards – performed by a core trio that features Don Abney on piano, over larger backings by Frank Hunter! The set's a treasure from Carmen's early years – and is filled with dusky renditions of tunes that are familiar, but which have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono red & silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1954. Used ... $2.99
Great early work from Carmen McRae – small combo, jazzy, and a nicely different set than some of her other work of the 50s! Backings are by two groups – one headed by accordionist Mat Mathews, the other by saxophonist Tony Scott – both quartets, and both of them working with a ... read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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Carmen McRaeGreat American Songbook (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1971. Used 2CDs ... $34.99
The title sounds a bit ambitious, but the album's actually a great intimate date from Carmen McRae – a beautifully-recorded small combo performance – caught live at Donte's in LA, with a sound that hearkens back to some of Carmen's best work of the 50s! The format is spare and simple ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and comes in a cool textured sleeve, like the original record!)

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Carmen McRaeJust A Little Lovin' ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1970. Used ... $4.99
Bold, boozy work from Carmen McRae – a wonderfully mature album from that great time when her style was equal parts jazz and soul – put together here by arranger/producer Arif Mardin, a perfect choice for the record! There's a care to the overall presentation not heard in some of McRae' ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Carmen McRaeLive & Wailing ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Wailing live material from the great Carme McRae – material recorded at the same sessions that yielded the Village Gate album from the same time – and equally great! There's a loose, soulful swing here – different from both the poise of Carmen's earliest records, and the fuller ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Carmen McRaeMad About The Man ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Wonderful early work from Carmen McRae – a set of tunes originally composed by Noel Coward, served up by Carmen with a very hip 50s feel! The orchestrations here are by Jack Pleis, who really gets the mood right for the set – and shakes off some of the floweriness that could sometimes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Carmen McRaeMs Jazz ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Always-hip work from the great Carmen McRae – a singer who moved way past standard jazz during the second half of the 60s – to a point where she was really handling a great range of material by the start of the 70s! Carmen's voice was always great, but there's a really special quality ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Carmen McRaeWoman Talk – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A rock-solid swinger from the great Carmen McRae – working here in a live setting with a very cool combo! The group's more than just a trio – although it is grounded by excellent piano work from Norman Simmons – and the record features nice use of flute from Ray Bernstein, guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing.)

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Mabel MercerMable Mercer Sings Cole Porter ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A classic album of Cole Porter tunes – sung by Mabel Mercer with just a bit of tinkling piano in the background! The overall sound's a bit older than you might guess from the date of the record – a mode that takes most of the Porter tunes relatively straight, served up in Mercer's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in a barcode cover.)

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Helen MerrillCasa Forte (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1980. Very Good ... $19.99
A wonderful album from Helen Merrill – one of the few jazz singers we can think of who continued to grow stylistically as the years went on! This majestic album was recorded in 1980, and it features Merrill dipping into a modern Brazilian bag – working with baroque arrangements that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has light wear and a split spine.)

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✨✧ Helen MerrillLove In Song ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
A great little album by Helen Merrill – one of her hippest of the 70s! The icy cool vocalist runs through a moody set of tracks with backing by a Japanese trio that includes Masahiko Sato on keyboards and Motohiko Hino on drums. The whole thing's got a great late-night feel, and the best ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Metronome All-StarsMetronome All-Stars 1956 ... LP
Clef, 1956. Very Good ... $7.99
Features Ella Fitzgerald on vocal performances of "April In Paris", "Party Blues", and "Every Day I Have The Blues" – with Count Basie backing. Also features a jam session version of "Billie's Bounce" – with Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Tal Farlow ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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MetronomesSomething Big ... LP
Jazzland, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
An incredible album of vocal harmony soul – with arrangements by the great Melba Liston! The album is one of a few cut by The Metronomes – a group who took the male vocal quartet harmony style of vocals, and pushed it into a more soulful realm than had been used by some of the more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and silver label Jazzland pressing. Cover has a split spine and a mark from an old sticker, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Metropolitan Jazz Octet with Dee AlexanderToo Hot For Words ... CD
Delmark, 2019. Used ... $9.99
(Jazz, Vocalists) CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Monday MichiruNaked Breath ... CD
Artist Share, 2004. New Copy ... $12.99
Monday Michiru in a beautifully stripped-down setting – working here with just the guitar of Adam Rogers alongside her wonderful vocals – on a record that shows just how much she's grown over the years! The format is spare, but that also seems to unlock even more jazz expression in ... (Neo Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Monday MichiruNaked Breath 2 ... CD
Sonic Image, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Beautiful work from Monday Michiru – an artist we've loved for over 20 years, and who just keeps on rewarding our faith in her work with records like this! Years back, Monday was a soul singer, then she grew into a very talented jazz singer too – and here, she's in a very special space ... (Neo Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Lizzie MilesMoans & Blues ... LP
Cook, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Labels are faded from age.)

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Jo Ann MillerUnrestrained ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1958. Very Good- ... $4.99
Features arrangements and piano by Dick Marx – on titles that include "Good Little Girls", "Look To The Rainbow", "Am I Blue", "House Of The Rising Sun", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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Miss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th GradeMiss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A pretty great record from one of the coolest school teachers you could ever hope to have – the lovely Miss Rita Abrams, a hippie who was teaching in Marin County at the start of the 70s! The set's a project done by Abrams with her fourth grade class – a set that mostly features ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Mitsuko Miyake & Kiyoko MaruyamaTokyo Canaries ... CD
King (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $9.99
Early jazz vocals from the Japanese scene – recorded in a late 50s stretch when the Tokyo scene was really taking off! The album's a split effort showcasing two different vocalists – Mitsuko Miyake on side one, and Kiyoko Maruyama on side two – both singers with a good command of ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Emiko MizoguchiVespertide ... CD
Follow Club (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $29.99
Emiko Mizoguchi starts things out straight – delivering a few familiar tunes in standard jazz vocal modes – but as the album moves on, more original material comes into the mix – and really shows off the fantastic range of this young Japanese singer! Backing is just by a familiar ... read more CD

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ModernairesJuke Box Saturday Night (10-inch) ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker on back.)

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ModernairesVery Best Of The Modernaires With Paula Kelly ... CD
Collectables/Sony, Mid/Late 40s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell/Lionel NewmanGentlemen Prefer Blondes (10-inch) ... LP
MGM, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Features the classic "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" – plus "When Love Goes Wrong", "Bye Bye Baby", "Ain't There Anyone Here For Love", and "A Little Girl From Little Rock". (Soundtracks, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration from age on back.)

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Marian MontgomeryLet There Be Love, Let There Be Swing, Let There Be Marian Montgomery ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good ... $3.99
Very groovy work from Marian Montgomery – an overlooked 60s singer who had a wonderful "punch" in her voice! At the time, Marian often recorded in a mode that was a lot like that used over at Reprise Records – a Ray Charles-inspired, Jimmy Bowen-popularized blend of pop, soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Dimensions In Jazz pressing. Cover has light wear with a Dimensions In Jazz sticker.)

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Marian MontgomeryLovin' Is Livin' & Livin' Is Lovin' ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Very groovy work from Marian Montgomery – an overlooked 60s singer who had a wonderful "punch" in her voice! At the time, Marian often recorded in a mode that was a lot like that used over at Reprise Records – a Ray Charles-inspired, Jimmy Bowen-popularized blend of pop, soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ada MooreAda Moore with Tal Farlow, John LaPorta, & Oscar Pettiford (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Debut/OJC, 1954. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful early session on Charles Mingus' Debut Records label – one that features singer Ada Moore – a thin-voiced, yet soulful songstress with an edgey sort of tone! The album's got lots of nice rough edges that take it away from the cliched vocal album of the time – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Misty MooreThis Girl's In Love With You ... LP
Pzazz, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Misty's got a look on the cover that makes her look like she might have come across on the casting couch in order to get a record deal – but the album's a nice one that takes her sexy promise and backs it up with a nicely groovy late 60s blend of pop and jazz! There's a number of unusual ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Jane MorganJane Morgan Serenades The Victors ... LP
Colpix, 1963. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)

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Jane MorganLove Makes The World Go Round ... LP
Kapp, 1961. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Jane MorganWhat Now My Love? ... LP
Kapp, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Jaye P MorganJaye P Morgan ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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Jaye P MorganJust You Just Me ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Swinging early vocals from Jaye P Morgan – a set that reminds us that she had a lot more to offer back in the day than her frequent appearances on The Gong Show! The approach here is straight, jazzy, and plenty darn groovy – arranged by Marion Evans with a nice sense of swing, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Ella Mae MorseMorse Code ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Great work from Ella May Morse – material that's still got some of the raw edge of her postwar 78s, but which also features Billy May bringing a bit more jazz to the backings! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing! Cover has some splitting on the top seam, which also has some light tape traces. Record is nice.)

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Azie MortimerFeeling Of Jazz ... LP
Bethlehem, 1971. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The earliest work we've ever seen from Azie Mortimer – a hip album of vocal jazz tracks that predates some of her later soul material! Azie's got a really great style – lean, expressive, and with these great elements that really take her past more conventional jazz vocals – still ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear.)

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Kathryn MosesMusic In My Heart ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1978/1979. Used ... $2.99
The second album from Kathryn Moses – a sweet mix of warm vocals, funky flute, and even a bit of sax! Kathyrn's as great a singer as she is an instrumentalist – and the album offers equal parts of her talents – stepping out with a style that's often a bit funky at the bottom, ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Andrea MotisDo Ouro Lado Do Azul ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $29.99
Really nice work from Andrea Motis – a singer who's way most than just a pretty face handling a few Brazilian tunes – a she also works here as an instrumentalist, blowing both trumpet and soprano sax, in a way that really adds a lot to the record! The rhythms and most of the ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Nana MouskouriVoice Of Greece (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $9.99
A huge amount of early work from Nana Mouskouri – a singer who looked a bit like a librarian, with glasses to match – but who managed to catapult to huge global fame in the 60s and 70s! Part of that fame was due to the fact that Nana was not only a great singer, but also graced with a ... read more CD

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Mark MurphyBop For Kerouac ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good ... $6.99
Mark Murphy's classic set of tracks dedicated to Kerouac, with Richie Cole filling the role of Bird on alto, and Murphy singing vocalese versions of Parker's tunes, and reading from some of Kerouac's writings. Tracks include "Parker's Mood", "Boplicity", "Bongo Beep", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyLet Yourself Go ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
One of Mark Murphy's first albums – quite different than his later work, but swinging and jazzy as he could always be! Ralph Burns arranged the set, and even at this early point, you can hear what a talent Murphy is – singing with a confident swing that wasn't often the case for male ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover is lightly aged, with a streak of marker on back.)

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings ... LP
Muse, 1975. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Arguably the best Mark Murphy album ever – a stunningly soulful, and slightly spiritual 70s session that features some of his hippest tunes ever – and backings from a Dave Matthews-arranged group that also includes The Brecker Brothers and Don Grolnick on keyboards! Titles include ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman ... LP
Audiophile, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Mellow Mark Murphy– recorded in a laidback session with spare piano trio backing, and a more traditional jazz vocal sound than on most of his Muse recordings of the same time. The set's a tribute to the songs of Fields & Coleman – and is pretty straight overall – with titles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mark MurphyRah ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Sealed ... $13.99
Great early work by Mark Murphy – a set that's different than the cool breeziness of his 70s work, and done with an approach that's a lot hipper than most of his 60s contemporaries! Ernie Wilkins handles the arrangements, and there's a rollicking soul jazz groove here that's a bit unusual ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing – sealed, with review sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Mark MurphySatisfaction Guaranteed ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Mark Murphy magic for Muse – a great little record that has the singer working in wonderfully warm company – a great group of players, and an assortment of excellent tunes! The album moves nicely between the more obscure numbers we always love from Murphy and a few familiar standards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of his best for Muse, with a beautiful set of jazzy vocal grooves that includes his reading of "Stolen Moments" (later made famous by United Future Organization), plus "D.C. Farewell" and an excellent version of "Waters of March". Warm and breezy, with that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyThat's How I Love The Blues ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $1.99
Given what a freewheeling, open-minded, and lyrical jazz singer Mark Murphy is, it's hard to imagine him really loving "the blues" – and fortunately, most of that love is extended in the title, because the album itself is less of the blues effort that you might think. True, the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available That's How I Love The Blues ... LP 11.99

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Mark MurphyThat's How I Love The Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Given what a freewheeling, open-minded, and lyrical jazz singer Mark Murphy is, it's hard to imagine him really loving "the blues" – and fortunately, most of that love is extended in the title, because the album itself is less of the blues effort that you might think. True, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label, silver text, and microphone logo! Cover has very light wear near the bottom, but is nice overall.)
Also available That's How I Love The Blues ... CD 1.99

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Rose MurphyNot Cha-Cha, But Chi-Chi ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Quite an interesting little record from Rose "Chi Chi" Murphy – a singer with a really unique style! For the session, Rose accompanies herself on piano – playing in a lightly skipping mode that's a great pairing with her breezy, bird-like vocals. The style's a bit like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – hard to find in any format!)

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Sharon MuthuMuse ... CD
Darwin, 2006. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mari NakamotoUnforgettable ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
Torchy vocals from singer Mari Nakamoto – sung in English, and graced with some really lovely arrangements! The tunes are mostly standards, and Mari's presentation is traditionally torchy – but the backings have a lightly swinging quality that features some of the great touches the ... read more CD

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✨✧ NicoChelsea Girl (smoke swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Smoke swirl colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ NicoEnd ... LP
Island, 1974. Near Mint- ... $43.99
One of Nico's darkest albums – and the kind of record we always suggest to those who doubt her genius! The incredibly spare set has Nico playing harmonium, which makes for a spooky off-kilter sound that really gives the record a somber approach – especially as the instrument sounds a ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK blue label pressing.)

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Tamuz Nissim & George NazosLiquid Melodies ... CD
Street Of Stars, 2017. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode & radio sticker on cover.)

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Nordjordet (Oyonn Groven Myhren/Bugge Wesseltoft)Nordjordet ... CD
OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic meeting of ancient and modern on the Norwegian jazz scene – a set that echoes some of the vintage Scandinavian folk/jazz experiments of the 60s, but with a very different vibe! The project is a collaboration between traditional singer Oyonn Groven Myhren, who also plays this ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Novi SingersMy Own Revolution – Novi Singers Rec 1968 to 1971 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 24 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99
Very cool live work from this ultra-hip Polish vocal group – at a level that both matches their classic records of the time, and also brings in some other groovy surprises too! The setting is live for all these tracks – and the music often features lots of cool organ from the great ... read more CD

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Novi SingersTorpedo ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Wonderful wonderful – and very groovy! The Novi Singers were a hip little vocal jazz ensemble from Poland in the late 60s and early 70s – and they've got a cool sound that's very much in the style of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross, but with more of a swinging MPS groove! This album's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day In Tokyo ... LP
Emily, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Anita O'DaySong For You ... LP
Emily, 1984. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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Anita O' DayAnita O' Day In Berlin ... LP
MPS, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A really great later album from Anita – one recorded live in Berlin, with some backing by the George Arvanitas trio – at the time when they had the kick-ass rhythm section of Jacky Samson on bass and Charles Saudrais on drums. Anita's in a much more swinging groove than usual – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Anita O'DayAnita & Rhythm Section ... LP
Glendale, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Hip and obscure work from Anita O'Day – with titles that include "Bluesette", "Walk On By", "Green Dolphin Street", "Summer Samba", and "Watch What Happens". LP, Vinyl record album

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Sings The Winners ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Anita O'Day pays tribute to Downbeat poll winners by singing vocal versions of their big hits in this lively set of jazz tracks from the 50s! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Russ Garcia, both swinging as nicely as they ever did – and the setting of the album keeps Anita nicely in line, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2536. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Sings The Winners (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $18.99
Anita O'Day pays tribute to Downbeat poll winners by singing vocal versions of their big hits in this lively set of jazz tracks from the 50s! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Russ Garcia, both swinging as nicely as they ever did – and the setting of the album keeps Anita nicely in line, ... read more CD
(Out of print 1998 pressing with 24bit mastering and loads of bonus tracks – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Anita O'DayAnita Sings The Most (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1957. Used ... $1.99
Anita sings it swinging and simple – working with a smallish combo to back her up, and vocalizing in a relatively uncluttered style that's in keeping with her best mode at Verve! The tunes are mostly standards, sung in a way that bridges swing and later styles of jazz vocalization – no ... read more CD
(Jazz Heritage pressing with full color artwork.)

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Anita O'DayLady Is A Tramp ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of Anita's strongest for Verve – featuring backing by a few different groups. One features Ralph Burns on piano and arrangments, leading a septet that includes Bill Harris, Cecil Payne, and Roy Eldridge – on the tracks "Rock N Roll Blues", "Love For Sale", " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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Anita O'DayLive At Mingos ... LP
Emily, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Anita O'DayLive At The City ... LP
Emily, 1980. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A nice live set, with small combo backing that features Norman Simmons on piano and Greg Smith on baritone sax and flute! Titles include "Emily", "P'Town", "Four Brothers", "Little Orphan Annie", "Hershey Bar", and "Shakin The Blues Away" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Anita O'DayOnce Upon A Summertime ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1974. Used ... $5.99
Anita O'Day on one of her great self-released albums – working here with some cool duos and trios – including work from the great Stan Tracey on piano, plus Kirk Lightsey on two tracks too! Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Once Upon A Summertime", "Tea For ... read more CD

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Anita O'DayThere's Only One ... LP
Dobre, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of those great obscure Anita O'Day sessions from the 70s – the sort that we've almost come to love even more than her classic albums on Verve! There's a relaxed, mature approach here that's really great – a toning down of the sometimes too-vibrant energy that Anita hit in her youth ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Anita O'DayThis Is Anita (aka Anita) ... LP
Verve, 1956/1963. Very Good ... $4.99
An early 60s repackaging of the album Anita – one of the strongest of Anita's mid 50s outings for Verve – and a tightly-crafted set that benefits from some good arrangements from Buddy Bregman! The format is perfect for Anita – giving her little space to have to make decisions, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Anita O'DayTrav'lin Light ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A lost little session from Anita O'Day – recorded with some hipper and more sophisticated arrangements than she'd been getting on 50s work for Verve – thanks to charts from Johnny Mandel and Russ Garcia! The style is great – a bit more laidback than some of O'Day's other Verve ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a bumped corner and cutout hole.)

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Anita O'Day & Billy MayAnita O' Day & Billy May Swing Rodgers & Hart ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An extremely playful set of tunes from vocalist Anita O'Day – working here with some lively Billy May arrangements that really show the best side of her sound at Verve! The tracks are all Rogers & Hart numbers – as you'd guess from the title – and Anita swings them with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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OdettaOdetta Sings ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Quite different than the usual Odetta album – and a record that has the folk singer running through some hipper more modern numbers, often with a bit of a funky twist! Some tracks were recorded in Muscle Shoals with a small combo that includes Roger Hawkins, Eddie Hinton, and Jimmy Johnson ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Hiroshi OkazakiLiving Jazz – Neo Standards ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet Japanese take on American easy grooves – an album originally issued in 1971 under the title Easy Listening Special, and featuring the vocals of Hiroshi Okazaki! Hiroshi sings in English, with a warm, mellow, and round sort of tone – not exactly soulful, but cool and almost ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Hiroshi OkazakiLiving Voices – Neo Standards ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
A great lost slice of easy from Japan – sweet vocal tracks that are sort of a groovy take on the Hawaiian sound of the 60s! The tracks include a lot of Hawaiian standards, sung by the Living Voices in a mode that's occasionally gentle and dreamy, but which at other times has a surprising ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Ruth OlayRuth Olay Sings Jazz Today ... LP
Laurel, Early 80s. Sealed ... $14.99
One of the hippest albums ever from singer Ruth Olay – who works here with hip trio backing from Red Mitchell on bass, Goran Strandberg on piano, and Nisse Sandstrom on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jane OlivorStay The Night ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Lisa OnoBrasil ... CD
Dream Music (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $32.99
Lovely work from Lisa Ono – one of the first singers of the modern age to return to the genius of 60s bossa, and one of the few to keep getting it right over the years! Here, Lisa sings with studio help from Mario Adnet – that great contemporary bossa talent who's got a key ear for ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Brasil ... LP 49.99

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Lisa OnoBrasil ... LP
Toyokasei (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $49.99
Lovely work from Lisa Ono – one of the first singers of the modern age to return to the genius of 60s bossa, and one of the few to keep getting it right over the years! Here, Lisa sings with studio help from Mario Adnet – that great contemporary bossa talent who's got a key ear for ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brasil ... CD 32.99

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Ulysses Owens JrSongs Of Freedom – The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, & Joni Mitchell ... CD
Resilience, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Key proof that great songs never get old – and maybe even more, that the political messages of yesterday still have plenty of power today! Drummer Ulysses Owens mines the righteous territory of the 60s and 70s here – bringing together songs originally performed by Nina Simone, Abbey ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Patti PageIn The Land Of Hi Fi ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Patti Page is definitely in the land of hi-fi here – sounding a lot groovier than on some of her other 50s albums, thanks to some really wonderful arrangements by Pete Rugolo! Pete swings things hard here – with the same dramatic flair and playful turns of his own instrumental albums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation on front.)

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Jackie ParisSkylark ... LP
Brunswick, 1954. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of the earliest albums we've ever seen from Jackie Paris – an overlooked male jazz singer from the 50s, with a sound that was pretty unique! This album's one of Jackie's most striking – and has a fragile tone that really gets at the sadness in the choice of material. It's a style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Charlie Parker with Sarah VaughanBird On The Wing ... CD
Black Label, Early 50s. Used ... $8.99
(Jazz, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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William ParkerVoices Fall From The Sky (3CD set) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2018. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 29.98
A really wonderful collection of music from the legendary bassist William Parker – and one that finally brings a light to an under-illuminated side of his talents – his work with different singers over his long and creative career, all collected together here in a great 3CD set! Make ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Sarah PartridgeBlame It on My Youth ... CD
Nagel Heyer (Germany), 2003. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sue PasqualeGirl Talk ... CD
Pasquale, 2004. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les Paul & Mary FordHits Of Les & Mary ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Starline pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Annette PeacockPerfect Release ... LP
Tomato, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Quite a big album for Annette Peacock – and a set that helped break her into a much wider audience than before! The album's got a quirky electric style that's years ahead of its time – a blend of Peacock's older jazz roots with some of the artier styles that would show up much more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Label has an old price sticker. Cover has price sticker remnants and is lightly bent on one corner.)

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PeddlersSuite London (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Philips/Glam O Rama (Italy), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
A really fantastic final album from The Peddlers – the UK trio who effortlessly mixed jazz and soul in the 60s, but who work here in a more expanded format! All the best elements of the group's sound are still nicely in place – those raspy vocals, strong use of keyboards, and ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony PerkinsTony Perkins ... LP
Epic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A really wonderful first album from Anthony Perkins – cut years before he shocked the screen in Psycho, at a time when he was arguably more committed to his role as a singer! Perkins is surprisingly great throughout – with a mellow, masculine approach that's a bit like Matt Dennis at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson & Ella FitzgeraldSwiss Radio Days Vol 15 – JATP Lausanne 1953 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1953. New Copy ... $4.99 15.99
Vintage vocal work from the great Ella Fitzgerald – recorded at a time when she was really hitting her prime in the new Verve Records jazz generation – set up here by an all-star JATP group of players from that legendary label! Oscar Peterson's the main player pictured on the cover, ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Oscar Peterson with Singers UnlimitedIn Tune ... LP
MPS, 1971. Sealed ... $19.99
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram German pressing.)

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Pat PetersonIntroducing Pat Peterson ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
The first album from vocalist Pat Peterson – sister to trumpeter Marvin Hannibal Peterson, and best known for her work as a member of Ray Charles' Raelettes backing group! The sound of the set is miles away from Pat's work with Ray – open, soulful, and done in a sophisticated jazzy ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... CD
Kudu/Reel Music, 1972. Used ... $11.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A 70s album, issued at a time when Esther Phillips was really riding high with her records on the Kudo label – but a set that brings together unissued sides recorded for Atlantic in the 60s! The style is a great mix of rootsy soul and hipper jazz – arranged by Onzy Matthews on side one ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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Esther PhillipsEsther ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... $19.99
Given her start as a rough-hewn child junkie R&B singer, it's hard to believe that Esther's the one singing these beautiful ballads and soul tracks! The album's fantastic, though – and it shows Esther maturing into one of the more fantastic vocalists of her generation. Oliver Nelson, ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has a promo sticker and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Esther PhillipsFor All We Know ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Sealed ... $2.99
Smooth and sophisticated grooving from Esther Phillips – a record that really has her shaking off the rag-tag and rootsy modes of earlier years, and gliding sweetly into the mainstream! Phillips' vocals are still as soulful and compelling as ever, but the backings are quite full – ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsSet Me Free ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A collection of tracks that Esther recorded for Atlantic between the years 1964 and 1970, many of which continue the feeling of the Country Side album. Titles include "Hello Walls", "Double Crossing Blues", "I'm In Love", "Catch Me I'm Fallin", "All God ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsWhat A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD
Columbia, 1975. Used ... $6.99
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a classic set that takes her deeply soulful vocal approach, and sets it to some sweet jazz funk backings – served up by guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal credit on the album cover! The rest of the lineup is equally ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print early CD pressing.)

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Edith PiafPotpourri Par Piaf ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
(French, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has a partially split bottom seam.)
 
 



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