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✨✧ Yasuko AgawaFree Soul – Yasuko Agawa ... CD
Victor (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet little set – one that brings together some of the grooviest cuts ever recorded by Japanese singer Yasuko Agawa – one of the leading lights of the overseas scene at the end of the 70s! Yasuko's got this really special blend of styles – a bit jazz, a bit soul, often ... read more CD

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Bendik BaksaasSeine Sviv ... CD
OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
An airy, icy combination of voice and instrumentation – used in a way that takes us back to some of the coolest Norwegian experiments of this type from years back – like some of the sparer work of Karin Krog, or unusual vocal projects on the Jazzland label! Bendik Baksaas leads the ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Brigitte BardotBB 64 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the grooviest Brigitte Bardot albums ever recorded – a stellar set of tracks with some ultra-chic arrangements from the great Alain Gouraguer! The album swings like the best of Paris pop in the 60s – tight and outta site, with loads of jaunty pop tunes that bring out the best in ... (French, Vocalists) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back cover, too – like a vintage French album!)

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Sings (aka Brigitte 1963) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
Classic 60s work from Brigitte Bardot – the roots of French female pop, with a set of tracks that mix together bits of rock, pop, and lively jazz-based arrangements – all in a unique blend that's totally great, and every bit as wonderful as you might expect! We might go so far as to ... (French, Vocalists) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back album cover – like a 60s French pressing!)

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Gordon Beck with Joy MarshallWhen Sunny Gets Blue – Spring 1968 Sessions ... CD
Turtle (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
Maybe one of the most soulful records ever cut by British pianist Gordon Beck – even if it appears here for the first time ever! The set's a killer – and has Beck working with vocalist Joy Marshall – a hip female singer who's right up there with the best 60s material by Carmen ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Bobbi BoyleNo Love Song – Forgotten Session Tapes ... CD
Muzak (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
A really fantastic collection of never-heard work from the groovy singer Bobbi Boyle – a vocalist who worked on the west coast club scene in the late 60s and early 70s, but only issued two rare albums at the time! The work here is maybe even better than the work on those great sets – ... read more CD

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Ann BurtonBy Myself Alone (with bonus tracks) ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A hip set of jazz vocals by singer Ann Burton – who's working here in territory that reminds us a bit of Blossom Dearie, or Irene Kral on her best recordings. The set was recorded in Japan in 1974, with backing by assorted small groups that include piano, guitar, flute, and tenor – as ... read more CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
ABC/Concord, 1962. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums on a single CD package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Freddy ColeMy Mood Is You ... CD
High Note, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
For years, singer Freddy Cole was known as the brother of Nat the king – but for decades, the brother has kept on giving us music much longer than the famous star – to a point where it's always such a pleasure to enjoy Freddy's sound as he keeps on evolving! The singer's developed a ... read more CD
Also available My Mood Is You ... CD 9.99

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Bobby DarinGo Ahead & Back Up – The Lost Motown Masters ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Lost late material from the great Bobby Darin – more than two albums' worth of songs, all of which appear here for the first time ever! After some late 60s years in the folk wilderness, Bobby made a surprising step to Motown Records at the start of the 70s – and while the label did ... read more CD

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Doris DayLatin For Lovers (mono/stereo/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/SFE (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
An expanded 3CD version of Latin For Lovers – one of the best moments from the 60s career of Doris Day – a set that's more bossa than the Latin promised in the title – but in the best way possible! Mort Garson provides the backings, and the tunes have this dreamy, jazzy approach ... read more CD

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Bob DoroughMultiplication Rock ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Sure, it was silly stuff when we were kids – but once De La Soul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number", this record became one of the most prized in our possession! And thanks to that hip hop reintroduction, we've really fallen in love with the music again over the years – ... (Soundtracks, Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)
Also available Multiplication Rock ... CD 9.99

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Marianne FaithfullCome & Stay With Me – The UK 45s 1964 to 1969 ... CD
Decca/Abkco, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A wealth of wonderful work from Marianne Faithfull, all pulled from those key early years when she was part of the musical world of Andrew Loog Oldham and the Rolling Stones! Yet right from the start, despite the fact that she sang a few Stones songs on her own (and wrote a few for the group, too) ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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Marianne FaithfullRich Kid Blues ... CD
Demon (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A real breakthrough moment for Marianne Faithfull – a singer who'd already been doing some incredible music in the 60s, but who moves here into deeper territory that makes her way more than just a female British singer with a bit of an edge – and really opens up that talent that would ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At Zardi's ... CD
Verve, 1956. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A previously-unreleased live performance by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald – recorded in a small club in Los Angeles during her first few months with the Verve label – but never issued at the time! The quality here is great, and the set captures Ella at a pivotal moment – stepping ... read more CD

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongCheek To Cheek – The Complete Duet Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 4CD ... $44.99 49.99
A really great little collection – one that not only includes the famous Verve albums that Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recorded together – but also some earlier material for Decca Records, some singles, live tracks, and other rare items as well! At first glance, the pairing of ... read more CD

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Champian FultonStylings Of Champian ... CD
Champian, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
That's a mighty sunny image on the cover from Champian Fulton – a singer we'd normally associate with a small jazz club in the wee small hours of the evening – given the classic combo approach of her sound! Fulton's a heck of a pianist, and a great singer too – and this album ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Slim GaillardGroove Juice – The Norman Granz Recordings & More ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
Fantastic material from the great Slim Gaillard – one of the most unique singers of all time, and a key link between jazz and the growing wave of R&B in the postwar years! Long before singers like Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Joe Turner, and others started making offbeat, uptempo material ... read more CD

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Astrud Gilberto5 Original Albums (Astrud Gilberto Album/Look To The Rainbow/Certain Smile Certain Sadness/Windy/I Haven't Got Anything Better) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $17.99
A quintet of wonderful records from the legendary Astrud Gilberto! First up is the Astrud Gilberto Album – pne of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums of the 60s – a classic session produced for Verve by Creed Taylor, and featuring sweet gentle arrangements from Marty Paich, co-arranged ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more CD

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Joanne GrauerJoanne Grauer – Introducing Lorraine Feather ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A fantastic 70s album from the legendary German label MPS – but one that gives some great early exposure to a pair of talents from the LA scene! Joanne Grauer plays keyboards with a sweet breezy vibe – a bit like some of the hippest Bay Area indie jazz sides of the time, and made even ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Joanne Grauer – Introducing Lorraine Feather (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Bonnie GuitarOnly The Moon Man Knows – Rare Recordings 1951 to 1957 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Sublime sounds from the great Bonnie Guitar – a really unique artist who was part jazz singer, part California country – and very much at home on these rare early singles! Most of the music was recorded in 50s Los Angeles – and has a way of mixing country twang with hipper, more ... (Folk/Country, Vocalists) read more CD

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Noel HarrisonLife Is A Dream – The Best Of Noel Harrison ... CD
Reprise/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Overlooked genius from Noel Harrison – best known as son of actor Rex Harrison, but presented here in a flurry of excellent LA recordings from the late 60s! Noel's clearly working in a style that's influenced by Fred Neil, Tim Buckley, Leonard Cohen, and some of the other more thoughtful ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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Lee HazlewoodStrung Out On Something New – The Reprise Recordings (NSVIPs/Friday's Child/Love & Other Crimes/bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Wounded Bird, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 19.99
Some of our favorite work ever from the mighty Lee Hazlewood – material recorded under his own name for Reprise Records – during a stretch when he was also producing for the label with Nancy Sinatra and Dean Martin! The 2CD set features 3 full albums, plus great bonus tracks too – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jose JamesLean On Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe not the first album to ever pay tribute to the music of the great Bill Withers – but certainly one of the best we've ever heard, thanks to the mighty vocals of Jose James! Over a relatively short career, James has proven to be a singer who can handle himself in just about any setting ... (Neo Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Lean On Me ... LP 18.99

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A great new chapter in the career of Jose James – and a record that really seems to take his already-amazing vocals to a whole new level! In a relatively short career, Jose's already been turning a lot of heads with his work on other projects, his jazz-based recordings, and his debut for ... (Neo Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Etta JonesSoulful Sunday – Live At The Left Bank ... CD
Reel To Real, 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A very soulful setting from singer Etta Jones – who really opens up here in a concert done for the Left Bank jazz society in Baltimore! The performance is from 1972, and really has Jones sounding a bit different than on her 60s material for Prestige – partly because backings are by the ... read more CD
Also available Soulful Sunday – Live At The Left Bank (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Kimiko KasaiJust Friends ... CD
London/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
Lovely work from Kimiko Kasai – easily one of the best female jazz vocalists on the Japanese scene in the 70s! Kimiko's got a wonderfully deep range – an ability to dip into lower notes when needed, but not in any sort of gimmicky way – just this full-voiced quality that makes ... read more CD
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Kirk Knuffke with Steven HerringWitness ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
One of the most unusual albums we've ever heard from cornet player Kirk Knuffke – and that's saying a lot, as all of his albums are always pretty darn unique! The set has Knuffke working with singer Steven Herring – whose rich baritone vocals are very much out front in the arrangements ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Karin KrogWe Could Be Flying ... CD
Meantime (Norway), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Magnificent work from European jazz vocalist Karin Krog – a landmark album that shows why she sings like no other singer! On this 1974 session, Karin moves far beyond the standard jazz of her roots – into territory that's spacey, cosmic, and filled with the best influences bubbling ... read more CD

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Mike Ladd/Mankwe MN Ndosi/Sylvain Kassap/Dana HallEpiphany – Bridge Sessions 07 ... CD
Bridge Sessions (France), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A beautiful mix of jazz improvisation and spoken word passages – done at a level that almost takes us back to the most righteous experiments of the 70s! The album's got a unique lineup – spoken passages from Mankwe MN Ndosi, improvised poetry from Mike Ladd, drums and cymbals from Dana ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Lo Greco BrosDifferent Standards Vol 2 ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Beautiful work here from the Lo Greco brothers – sounding even warmer and jazzier here than on their previous work for Schema Records! The duo of Gianno Lo Greco on drums and Enzo Lo Greco on bass have a really easygoing approach to rhythm – soulful, with all the right spaces between ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Claudine LongetColours ... CD
A&M/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The colors are rich, but gentle too – like a palette of pastels, all sung by the lovely Claudine Longet! The album's got a slightly more mature feel than some of Longet's first for A&M – great Nick DeCaro arrangements that show some of the deeper elements creeping into pop at the ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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Silvia MancoHip – The Blossom Dearie Songbook ... CD
Parco Della (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A tribute to the great Blossom Dearie – but one that sounds nothing like Blossom at all – which is a good thing to us, as the Dearie magic would be completely impossible to match! Instead, singer Silvia Manco takes tunes that Blossom sung famously, and delivers them in these really ... read more CD

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Peggy MarchIf You Loved Me – RCA Recordings From Around The World 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Peggy March is a singer with a surprisingly varied career – an artist that most folks know for only her early little girl pop fame – but one who went onto record a very unusual range of sounds as the 60s moved on! RCA was her label, and while she never hit the heights of the charts ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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Johnny MathisFirst Time Ever I Saw Your Face/Song Sung Blue (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Real Gone, 1972. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A pair of albums by Johnny Mathis from the 70s – with bonus tracks too! First up is First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – one of those records that perfectly illustrates the shift that Johnny Mathis had made by the 70s – his move from the late nite spot on the cushions of the couch, ... read more CD

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Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis Sings The Music Of Bacharach & Kaempfert (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Johnny Mathis sings the music of two guys named Burt – or Bert, depending on the situation – American pop genius Burt Bacharach, and German easy maestro Bert Kaempfert – both of whom were huge musical forces in the 60s! The album begins with a full set of Kaempfert tunes – ... read more CD

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Johnny MathisMe & Mrs Jones (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Johnny Mathis takes on the sophisticated soul modes of the 70s, and also adds in a few other styles too – on an album that shows just how much the singer had changed in nearly 20 years of recording – sometimes shaped by all those other artists he'd inspired along the way! The title ... read more CD

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Johnny MathisRaindrop Keep Fallin' On My Head (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Great magic from Johnny Mathis at the start of the 70s – a set that has Johnny working through some groovier tunes from the second end of the 60s – all set to some mighty nice backings from Ernie Freeman! Ernie brings in a fair bit of strings, but also gives things that soulful punch ... read more CD

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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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Carmen McRaeAfter Glow ... CD
Decca/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
Sublime early work from Carmen McRae – done with backing from pianist Ray Bryant in a small group setting! Carmen's singing in a beautifully fragile mode – with only Ray's piano and a bit of bass and drums to back her up – and it's a real treat to her the McRae vocal approach in ... read more CD
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Helen Merrill & John LewisDjango ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99
A wonderfully moody album from singer Helen Merrill – recorded with backing by pianist John Lewis, in an overall feel that's got some of the styles that Lewis forged with the Modern Jazz Quartet! The tunes are familiar ones, mostly, but arranged in a style that's got wonderfully sad and ... read more CD

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✨✧ MinaTintarella Di Luna (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Oldays (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Playful pop from Mina – a great Italian singer who made some really wonderful records from the late 50s onward! This early set is a real gem – a sprightly mix of larger arrangements with rock and pop inflections – all served up in this optimistic blend that really fits the mood ... read more CD
(Part of the Oldays Special Treasures series!)

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Stu MindemanWoven Threads ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Stu Mindeman's really opening the door this time around – letting in an array of singers who include Kurt Elling, Francesca Ancarola, and Ana Tijoux – as well as guest performers Makaya McCraven on drums, Miguel Zenon on alto, Marquis Hill on trumpet, and Matt Ullery on bass! The door's ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Woven Threads ... CD 9.99

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Martha MiyakeMartha & Yoshiko – What Is This Thing Called Life ... CD
King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Way more than just a standard jazz vocal set – thanks to inventive arrangements from an acoustic combo – one who backs up singer Martha Miyake in ways that really let her take off! There's a subtle grace to the instrumentation – one that really supports the lead role of the ... read more CD
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Martha MiyakeMy Favorite Songs ... CD
King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A classic set from one of Japan's greatest jazz vocalists of the 60s and 70s – like most other work of its type, sung completely in English, in a style that's very faithful to American jazz singers from years past! The set's a great no-nonsense outing – and Martha swings nicely with a ... read more CD
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Mitsuko Miyake & Kiyoko MaruyamaTokyo Canaries ... CD
King (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $16.99
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
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Most Unusual Vocalist (Gene Howard)Love Is A Drag – For Adult Listeners Only – Sultry Songs By A Most Unusual Vocalist ... CD
Lace/Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
One of the most unusual records of the 60s – sung by a "most unusual vocalist" who wasn't revealed until 50 years after the album was released! Gene Howard sings here on an album of love songs to men, by a man – a set of older standards, with the gender changed – so ... read more CD

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Nana MouskouriVoice Of Greece (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99
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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Leonard Nimoy & William ShatnerSpaced Out – The Very Best Of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner ... CD
Spectrum/Universal (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99
Beam me up Scotty, this music hurts my ears! If you've ever seen older episodes of Star Trek, you'd hardly think that Mr Spock and Captain Kirk could ever pass as pop singers – but during the late 60s, thanks to a series of recordings for Dot Records, both Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner ... read more CD

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Nordjordet (Oyonn Groven Myhren/Bugge Wesseltoft)Nordjordet ... CD
OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
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 ... $9.99
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 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
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 CD

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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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Reggie QuinerlyWords To Love ... CD
Redefinition, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 15.00
A beautiful album from drummer Reggie Quinerly – as much a jazz vocal album as an instrumental one – given that the record features a fair bit of guest work from Melanie Charles and Milton Suggs! Both singers are wonderful – richly soulful, with sophisticated textures and ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Words To Love ... CD 5.99

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Elis Regina & Zimbo TrioO Fino Do Fino ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the first great moments on record from the legendary Elis Regina – a singer with a hell of a voice, and one that had already been winning over huge crowds in Brazil – which is probably why this album, like most of her first, was done in a live setting! The vibe here is different ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more CD

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Rita Reys & Pim Jacobs/Jerzy Milian/Krzysztof KomedaJazz Jamboree 63 Vol 1 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
Poland's Jazz Jamboree festival really opened up in 1963 – and featured great performances from jazz musicians all over the European scene – plus key Polish talents, and a few American guests as well! This first volume features a huge amount of material by Dutch singer Rita Reys – ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Jimmy RicksVibrations ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic solo showcase for the voice of Jimmy Ricks – a singer who's perhaps known best for the deep tones he brought to The Ravens vocal group – but who sounds pretty great here on his own! The album's more jazz than soul – with Don Sebesky conducting, and using some nice ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Annie RossGasser ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
Great stuff – one of Annie Ross' rare albums as a solo act away from her trio with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert – and a great little session cut with small combo jazz backing, which gives the song a nice swinging edge! Zoot Sims is the main soloist on the tunes, Russ Freeman lays ... read more CD

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Jamison RossAll For One ... CD
Concord, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Jamison Ross is a drummer at heart, but he's also turning into a hell of a singer who seems ready to help the music of New Orleans find a great new space of its own – as he works here in a sweet small combo set that mixes his voice with grooves that draw together strong currents of classic ... read more CD

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Gil Scott-HeronPieces Of A Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Pieces Of A Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Ben SidranFree In America/Doctor Is In/Little Kiss In The Night/Live At Montreux ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Four albums from the great Ben Sidran – a mighty hip jazz singer, and a great pianist too! First up is Free In America – a great little set all the way through – and about as classic as you can get for Sidran in the 70s! The album's got a bit more soul in the mix, but still has ... read more CD

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Frank SinatraOnly The Lonely (60th Anniversary stereo mix) ... CD
Capitol, 1958. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of Frank Sinatra's last great ballad albums for Capitol – a sad and dreamy batch of tunes that kicks off with the incredible "Only The Lonely" – one of those Sinatra torch songs that's so great, so sad, nobody else has ever been able to record a better version, nor have ... read more CD

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Singers 3Foliole #2 – The Sound Of Singers 3 ... CD
King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Incredibly groovy vocal work from Japan – a double-length album featuring work by a number of different groups! The first half of the set features the wonderful Singers 3 – a trio of female vocalists who sing together with a soaring, breezy groove that's totally great – one that ... read more CD
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Keely SmithSings The John Lennon/Paul McCartney Songbook ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A groovy singer takes on the music of The Beatles – all with a sound that does a heck of a lot for both parties involved in the proceedings! Keely Smith was well into her solo career by the time of this set – having stepped away from Louis Prima, and soaring through some great albums ... read more CD

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Stanislaw SojkaBlublula ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
Wicked stuff – and a vocalist we'd love to know more about! Stan's a hip Polish singer with a really wonderful sound – an open-ended 70s approach that draws on influences from Leon Thomas and Mark Murphy, yet which also has a gutsy quality that's all its own – personal and ... read more CD

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Luciana SouzaBook Of Longing ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Marvelous work from Luciana Souza – a very spare set that has the vocalist just working with Chico Pinheiro on guitar and Scott Colley on bass – which makes for a moody approach that really opens up her voice! Luciana has always been a standout singer, but this time around, we find ... read more CD

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Dusty SpringfieldEverything's Coming Up Dusty (plus bonus cuts) ... CD
Mercury (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99
A sparkling set of early work from the great Dusty Springfield – one of those fantastic records in which the singer almost seems to be working in a style that's equal parts soul and pop, even in the years before she recorded in Memphis and Muscle Shoals! There's a strong influence here from ... read more CD

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Dusty SpringfieldGirl Called Dusty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $6.99
A classic 60s set from Dusty Springfield – an album recorded quite early in her career, but which already showed a mature singer who was years ahead of the sound she had while part of the Springfields folk trio a few short years before! This Dusty is all-soul, all-woman right from the start ... read more CD

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Dusty SpringfieldWhere Am I Going ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest of all Dusty Springfield albums – a gem of a record that mixes British pop, soul, and some very groovy orchestrations! The whole session has that kind of soaring, soulful bounce that Dusty had on her best records – but which was possibly never done nearly as well as ... read more CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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Kandace SpringsIndigo ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Much more of a soul-based set than the debut album by Kandace Springs on Blue Note – really showing the growth in direction the label has been taking in the past decade or so! Kandace is a perfect singer for the sorts of ears that have been brought to Blue Note by some of the work of Robert ... (Neo Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Indigo ... LP 18.99

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Dakota StatonMadame Foo Foo ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool 70s album from Dakota Staton – quite different than her earlier classics on Capitol Records, thanks to some great work on Hammond from Richard Groove Holmes! The organ adds in this quality of tone to the record that really seems to inspire Dakota, even on the ballads – ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Dakota Staton with Manny AlbamI Want A Country Man ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Very hip work from Dakota Staton – one of her great early 70s albums for the Groove Merchant label! Backings here are by the band of Manny Albam – in a mode that's jazzy, but inflected with plenty of soul – and which has the same sort of rhythmic pulse that you'd find in Lou ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Swingle Singers/Lou Bennett/Zbigniew NamyslowskiJazz Jamboree 66 Vol 2 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
There's a huge amount of work here from The Swingle Singers – recorded at a time when the French jazz vocal group was really making waves with their inventive improvisations on classical themes! The set features a dozen tracks by the group – superbly recorded by Polish Radio at the ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Yukihiro TakahashiSaravah Saravah ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $29.99
Japanese singer Yukihiro Takahashi pays tribute to the classier side of European vocals here in this mellow gem from the late 70s – an album that's done with production help from Ryuichi Sakamoto, in an easygoing mode that fits the "city music" style that was the best side of ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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Sharon TandyYou Gotta Believe It's Sharon Tandy ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The first-ever anthology of work by Sharon Tandy – a mod Brit singer from the 60s, one with a really groovy sound! Sharon's got the same heartbreaking blend of soul and pop that you'd find in Dusty Springfield at her best, but she's working with arrangements that have a rawer sound – ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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Time 5This Is Time 5 ... CD
King (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Groovy vocals from 70s Japan – a very hip male quintet, and one with the same harmony sound as The Four Freshmen or The Hi-Los! Given the date of the record, the tunes are a bit more contemporary – but still swung by the group with a very jazzy style, one that often has sweet small ... read more CD
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Dwight TribleMothership ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
One of the most amazing jazz vocalists of our generation returns here with an incredible group – a majestic combo to match all the spiritual inclinations in his music – with work from Kamasi Washington on tenor, Mark De Clive-Lowe on piano, Miguel Atwood Ferguson on viola, and both ... read more CD

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Voices In Latin (Barbara Moore)Something Cool ... CD
Pulsar/Beatball (Korea), Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An incredibly groovy record from The Voices In Latin – a one-off studio project headed up by sound library legend Barbara Moore! The set is one of the few commercially-released albums that Moore ever did – and as you might guess from the group's name, the record's got a style that ... read more CD

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Mal Waldron/Karin Krog/Jan Garbarek/Kurt LindgrenJazz Jamboree 66 Vol 1 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
This set's a real treat for fans of both pianist Mal Waldron and singer Karin Krog – as it presents rare material by both, recorded at the Jazz Jamboree festival in Poland in 1966! Waldron begins the set with spare duets with bassist Kurt Lindgren – all original tunes that include ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Andy WilliamsAndy Williams/Sings Steve Allen ... CD
Cadence/Ace (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $6.99 18.98
Few folks have a voice as great as Andy Williams – and it sounds especially nice on these early sides done for the Cadence label! First up is the Andy Williams self-titled LP – a record that mixes Williams warm vocals with some slightly rocking arrangements – bits of Caribbean ... read more CD

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Paul WilliamsSomeday Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Now Sounds (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $12.99
One of Paul Williams' greatest albums – produced by his friend and frequent collaborator Roger Nichols, with a style that's very much like the best work the pair recorded together! The songs are some of Williams' best – really warm and intimate numbers, done in a heartfelt style that ... read more CD

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Cassandra Wilson5 Original Albums (Blue Light Til Dawn/New Moon Daughter/Traveling Miles/Belly Of The Sun/Glamoured) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Universal (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $14.99
Five full Blue Note albums from singer Cassandra Wilson – all packaged here in tiny LP-styled sleeves! First up is Blue Light Til Dawn – a beautiful early album from Cassandra Wilson – a singer who already had a really deep sound, right at the start – and definitely hit her ... read more CD

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Zbigniew Wodecki with Jerzy MilianSny Podroznika ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool Polish singer from the 70s – but one who works in styles we'd be much more likely to associate with male vocalists from America in the previous decade! Part of the style might have to do with the backings – which are superbly handled by jazzman Jerzy Milian, who directs the ... read more CD

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Minami YasudaSouth – Yasuda Minami Live At The Rob Roy ... CD
King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet swinger from this hip Japanese vocalist – one of the groovier talents of that scene in the 70s, and an artist whose name wasn't that well known on our side of the Pacific! The record's got a soulful bounce right from the start – thanks to backings from the trio of pianist ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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VariousBeat Generation – L'Anthologie Musicale – Hep Cats, Hipsters, & Beatniks 1936 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $19.99 29.99
A really cool set that looks at the rise of late 50s beatnik culture from a variety of different styles – not just the jazz and poetry that marked that scene's biggest contribution to music – but also the wealth of modes that inspired those years too! The 3CD package features a ... read more CD

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VariousCapital Revolution – Le Canzoni Che Hanno Cambiato Il Mondo ... CD
Universal (Italy), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
A 50th anniversary celebration of Italy's Capital Radio in 1968 – a set that combines familiar English rock of the late 60s with a huge amount of Italian pop as well! The mix of modes is great – and the 2CD package goes a long way towards illustrating the way that non-Anglo countries ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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VariousGuys Go Pop Vol 3 – 1963 to 1965 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Teensville, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Guys go pop, and end up sounding pretty darn groovy in the process – especially since most of the tracks on this collection have a nice sort of groove! All numbers have full, rich 60s production – those bigger studio modes learned in the early years of rock music, but turned towards ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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VariousLes Disques De La Victoire – American Army V-Discs 1943 to 1949 (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1940s. New Copy 4CD ... $19.99 29.99
A really great overview of the V-Discs label of the 40s – the imprint started by the US Army as a way of circulating the jazz and swing sounds of the time to soldiers overseas! As you'd guess from the dates, the label was started during the American involvement in WWII – but then ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 6 – Vocals – Modal Esoteric & Progressive Jazz Vocals From Around The World 1960 to 1986 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
A great look at a very important side of spiritual jazz in the 60s and 70s – the evolution of jazz vocals, to a point when singers like Abbey Lincoln, Andy Bey, or Leon Thomas brought a whole new sound and soul to the spectrum of jazz! This wonderful package covers lots of key moments from ... (Funky Compilations, Vocalists) read more CD
 
 



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