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Doris Day & Andre PrevinDuet ... CD
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $8.99
Beautiful work from singer Doris Day – and a record that may well be her jazziest for Columbia – thanks to backing from the Andre Previn trio! The pianist is still at the height of his early jazz powers here – able to solo boldly when needed, but almost more equipped as a painter ... read more CD

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Nancy Wilson, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, etcEchoes Of An Era 2 – The Concert ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Not only a great follow-up to the first Echoes Of An Era session, but also a standout 80s performance from Nancy Wilson – quite possibly her best of the decade! The setting is nice and laidback – a live date with a core combo that features Joe Henderson on tenor, Chick Corea on piano, ... read more CD

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VariousMid Century Minx – Female Vocal Seduction From The Fifties & Sixties ... CD
Cherry Red/Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
One of the coolest sets of female vocal jazz we've ever heard – a package that goes way past the overdone torch song cliches or the bluer-toned weepies – and reminds us that at the heart of the matter, all the best singers from the time still had an undeniably sexy appeal! The ... read more CD

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Azie MortimerFeeling Of Jazz ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99
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 CD

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Jerri WintersSomebody Loves Me ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $8.99
Jerri Winters gets some hip backings here – thanks to help from the Al Belletto Sextet, who almost share the star spotlight on the record as much as Jerri! The combo are perhaps best known for their 50s work on Capitol, but they sound equally great here – stepping out with a tight ... read more CD

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Helen CarrWhy Do I Love You ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $8.99
A real gem from the glory days of the Bethlehem Records jazz scene! Although the Bethlehem label had some great success with some of its vocal stars – like Chris Connor or Mel Torme – they also had a strong commitment to jazz vocals that stretched way past the big names, to include ... read more CD

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Paula CastleLost Love ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the few albums ever cut by 50s singer Paula Castle – a really great vocalist with a sound that matches the best Bethlehem records work of her labelmate, Chris Connor! Castle's got a nicely-composed approach to singing – never too flowery or overdone, yet also never too cool, ... read more CD

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Johnny HartmanAll Of Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $8.99
Although the world always remembers Johnny Hartman best for his Impulse recordings with Coltrane, we've always dug some of his earlier stuff – like this album – because the sound's a bit rawer, and the style's got more of a kick! The magical Hartman voice is presented in two great ... read more CD
Also available All Of Me (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Gunter Kallmann ChoirFantastic Sound Of Gunter Kallman Choir ... CD
Polydor/Verve (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the coolest vocal groups of the late 60s – Germany's Gunter Kallmann Choir, presented here in a batch of tracks that includes some of their hippest tracks from the Polydor years! The group's sound is quite similar to that of the Horst Jankowski singers – a large ensemble of ... read more CD

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Barbara RuskinLittle Of This – The Barbara Ruskin Songbook ... CD
President (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $3.99 15.98
A dreamy collection of work by Barbara Ruskin – a lesser-known girl singer from the 60s Brit scene, but one who's fast rising to the top of our list with her work on this great set! Barbara's got a style that's similar to, but a bit different than that of contemporaries like Sandie Shaw, ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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Herb JeffriesSay It Isn't So ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the best-ever recordings by Herb Jeffries – a smooth-toned jazz singer from the 50s, with a style that's very much in the mode of contemporaries like Al Hibbler or Billy Eckstine, with a nice cheesecake cover too! The backings are what make this set great – as Russ Garcia has ... read more CD

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Teal JoyTed Steele Presents Miss Teal Joy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $8.99
A great little album from this overlooked singer – an east coast vocalist from the 50s, working here on one of the few sessions she ever recorded! Teal's got an exotic look on the cover, but the presentation of the music is right up there in the best mainstream jazz modes of the time – ... read more CD

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Kirby Stone FourGuys & Dolls (Like Today)/Playboy Club (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/El (UK), 1959. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Very groovy work from the Kirby Stone Four – a vocal quartet who were partly like the harmonizing jazz acts of the time, such as the Four Freshmen and Hi-Los – but one who also had a much more playful approach overall! Guys & Dolls features the group offering up their unusual take ... read more CD

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Stan Getz/Jimmy RowlesPeacocks ... CD
Sony (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
A real standout in the Stan Getz catalog of the 70s – a session of mostly spare duets with pianist Jimmy Rowles, done in a way that really breaks from the format of Stan's other work of the time! Rowles here has a raspy warmth that brings out new voicings in Getz's tenor – an ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD
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Tony Hatch & OthersLook For A Star – 1959 to 1962 ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
A cool collection that brings together the two different halves of Brit maestro Tony Hatch – his own instrumental work of the 60s, and his music with a rang eof different singers too! The back half of the record features very groovy early work from the Tony Hatch Orchestra – material ... (Now Sound, Vocalists) read more CD

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Lana Sisters/ChantellesChantelly Lace – The Complete Singles Plus Bonus Tracks ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Sweet harmony pop from late 50s – a real precursor to the girl pop sounds of the 60s and a springboard for the career of one the sisters – a young Mary O'Brien, later to be known as Dusty Springfield! This great CD on RPM features the 1959 and 1960 singles by The Lana Sisters – ... read more CD

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Laurin TaleseGorgeous Chaos ... CD
Bassic Black/Are Group, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 15.99
A jazz vocalist with a great blend of classic roots and contemporary soul – working here in a mix of her own original tunes and some well-chosen standards! Laurin's sense of lyric is very personal – spun out with a richness that's immediately apparent, and underscored by some warm ... read more CD

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Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irwin MayfieldDee Dee's Feathers ... CD
Okeh, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A really beautiful project from the great Dee Dee Bridgewater – a set that has the singer paying tribute to the city and culture of New Orleans, but in a way that's free of the hoke you'd find in other projects of this nature! Dee Dee approaches the music – as with all of her albums ... read more CD

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Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon Sings The Blues Sessions ... CD
Crown/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
One of those key albums that reminds us once again that although Jimmy Witherspoon was a blues singer at the core, he could often come across in much more jazz-based styles overall – especially on an early 60s swinger like this! The album's got a tight small combo behind the singer – ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneFolksy Nina ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $8.99
Nina's folsky, but she's also jazzy too – and the album's from a key time in which she was finding a very special way to bring the two modes together! Simone could have been a straight jazz singer if she wanted – but as records like this always remind us, she was always striving for ... read more CD
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