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Dean MartinEverybody Loves Somebody ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
One of Dean's biggest hits – "Everybody Loves Somebody" – on an album with other great ones that include "Shutters & Boards", "Siesta Fiesta", "My Heart Cries For You", "From Lover To Lover", and "Just Close Your Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo label pressing.)

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Tony MartinMercury Years ... CD
Mercury, 1946/1947. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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✨✧ Shigeo MaruyamaYoung Father's Song – 20 Musicians For A Singer ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
A very cool set of vocal jazz from early 80s Japan – done in a mode that borrows heavily from the Mark Murphy sound of the Muse years, and which like that work, effortlessly mixes together straight, soulful, and Brazilian-tinged jazz modes! We'll be honest in saying that we didn't know ... read more CD

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✨✧ Shigeo MaruyamaYu Yu ... CD
Aketa's Disk/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $22.99
A really great jazz singer from Japan – and one who works here in a style that seems to owe very little to anyone else – a mode that pushes the jazz vocal tradition as far forward as some of the hipper European singers of the 70s, even though the approach used here is Shigeo Maruyama's ... read more CD
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OB MasingillGentlemen Be Seated (Again) – World's Greatest Mistrel Show ... LP
Epic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Johnny MathisDifferent Kinda Different (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1980. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A tremendous start to the 80s for Johnny Mathis – and a set that really continues that strong shift into soul-based territory he begun in the 70s! Gene Page handles a lot of the arrangements here, and gives the whole thing that strong blend of strings and soul that he worked on other 70s ... read more CD

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Johnny MathisI Only Have Eyes For You/Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1976/1977. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Two key 70s albums from Johnny Mathis – back to back on a single CD! I Only Have Eyes For You is a great little record – one that has Johnny Mathis still holding onto the majesty of his vocals from the early years, but really finding a new sort of groove with arranger Gene Page! Page ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ego Ella MaySo Far (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A British singer with a wonderfully fluid feel – a voice that slides right into a tune, wraps around the keyboards and other instrumentation, and picks up this special sort of glow along the way! The album's very heavy on Fender Rhodes, which are almost a second sort of voice on the record ... (Neo Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Mary Ann McCallEasy Living (80s pressing) ... LP
Regent, 1956. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Mary Ann McCall never cut very many records in the 50s – but all of them are pretty darn great, and this one's no exception! The set's a great balance of mainstream swing vocals and slightly more soulful arrangements – penned and led here by Ernie Wilkins, and played by a group that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Savoy pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Bobby McFerrinSpontaneous Inventions ... LP
Blue Note, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
McFerrin's vocal pyrotechnics on a host of tunes that include "Bwee-Dop", "Walkin", "Blackbird", "Manana Iguana", "I Got The Feelin", "Opportunity", "Drive", and "Cara Mia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bobby McFerrinVoice ... LP
Elektra, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner, Digital Recording sticker, and promo stamp.)

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McGuire Sisters/Andrews SistersMcGuire Sisters & The Andrews Sisters Sing The Big Hits ... CD
Collectables, 1940s/1950s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Rod McKuenListen To The Warm ... LP
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Incredible work from Rod McKuen – raspy-voiced pop poetry – served up in a style that's completely sublime! The album's the sort that should make us wince – Rod, the best-selling author of quirky crossover poems – working here both as a speaker and singer to deliver his own ... (Spoken Word, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Rod McKuenProlific Composer Rod McKuen Sings His Own ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Rod sings his own songs – in that wonderfully raspy, broken-down voice – with arrangements by Perry Botkin, Mort Garson, and Gene Page! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rod McKuenTime Of Desire ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
A great early record from Rod McKuen – maybe more of a beat poetry record than some of his later work – with jazzy backings by Paul Gray, and a group that features Tiny Timbrell on guitar and Phil Sobel on flute! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & silver label pressing.)

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Rod McKuen/Jesse Pearson/Walt WhitmanBody Electric ... LP
Discus, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Quad pressing. Cover has bumped corners and a center split in the top seam.)

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Cecile McLorin SalvantWindow ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Beautifully intimate sounds from the great Cecile McLorin Salvant – a set that has the singer working with only piano or organ for accompaniment, but at a level that has her voice still flowing with marvelous ease! We've loved Cecile right from the start – but here, she maybe blows us ... read more CD

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Barbara McNairFront Row Center ... LP
Coral, 1959. Very Good- ... $6.99
(Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)

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Carmen McRaeAlive ... CD
Columbia, 1965. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Carmen McRaeBirds Of A Feather (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $9.99
A gimmicky album – but a nice one! Carmen sings a set of "bird-related" songs – like "Skylark", "Bob White", "Flamingo", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Baltimore Oriole" – and while the idea of such a record might be painful, ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes original US obi.)

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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 MerrillHelen Merrill In Tokyo/Helen Merrill Sings Folk ... CD
King (Japan), 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 very obscure sessions from vocalist Helen Merrill – both recorded in Tokyo during the early 60s! The first half of the CD is from the album Helen Merrill In Tokyo – a wonderful small combo set arranged by drummer Takeshi Inomata, played by a combo that includes alto, baritone, and ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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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
... LP, Vinyl record album
(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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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 ... $4.99
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 ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove, with "These Girls" label. Cover has light surface wear.)
Also available Chelsea Girl (smoke swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP 24.99

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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
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(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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