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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 ... (Comedy/Spoken, 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+ ... $2.99
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 ... $11.99
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 ... $14.99
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(Quad pressing. Cover has bumped corners and a center split in the top seam.)

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Barbara McNairFront Row Center ... LP
Coral, 1959. Very Good- ... $9.99
(Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)

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Carmen McRaeBook Of Ballads ... LP
Kapp, 1958. Very Good ... $43.99
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 (Mainstream) ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The cover's got a 70s look, but the material here is from that great mid-60s moment when the talents of Carmen McRae were really coming alive – and producer Bob Shad was on hand to capture all the magic in all of its glory! The Carmen heard here is completely different than the singer of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Carmen McRaeGreat American Songbook – Recorded Live At Donte's ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Carmen McRaeGreatest Of Carmen McRae ... LP
MCA, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $3.99
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Carmen McRaeI'm Coming Home Again ... LP
Buddah, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A great smooth soul session from Carmen McRae – an album that's not nearly as well known as her American sides of the 70s, but which is possibly even better overall! The record features a great batch of smooth soul arrangements by Mario Sprouse – a blend of jazz and contemporary soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen McRaeLive & Wailing ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
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+ ... $9.99
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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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Equinox ... LP
A&M, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The second album by Sergio and crew – and a real push forward for the group! The basic format of two-female harmony leads is still in place – but for some reason, this album gives a bit more of a nod to Brazilian roots than before, and really spices things up with an even more ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo tan label pressing.)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Look Around ... LP
A&M, 1967. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Dreamy bossa pop from the A&M studios of the 60s – the Brasil 66 sound at its best! The style here is a perfect blend of real Brazilian influences and some of the hipper styles bubbling in the LA studio scene of the time – all locked together perfectly by Sergio Mendes, in the twin- ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... LP
A&M, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a cutout hole and a bumped corner.)

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Mabel MercerMable Mercer Sings Cole Porter ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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 MerrillMerrill At Midnight ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
Merrill At Midnight is a dark little set from Helen – one that more than lives up to its name with a wonderful set of late nite backings arranged by Hal Mooney! Mooney's style is slightly more string-laden than some of Helen Merrill's other records of the 50s – but not in a way that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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

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Jo Ann MillerUnrestrained ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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. Vinyl is very nice, but has some light surface marks from the old plastic inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole, some aging on the back, and a bit of splitting on the spine. Front is nice!)

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Miss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th GradeMiss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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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ModernairesJuke Box Saturday Night (10-inch) ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... $7.99
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(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker on back.)

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Marian MontgomeryLovin' Is Livin' & Livin' Is Lovin' ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Al Morell/Barbara RussellSounds From Jazzland At The New York World's Fair ... LP
Wager, 1964. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A rare indie set of work by two artists who were playing the Worlds Fair jazz pavillion in 1964 – singer Barbara Russell, and the organ trio of Al Morell. (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jane MorganJane Morgan Serenades The Victors ... LP
Colpix, 1963. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)

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Jane MorganLove Makes The World Go Round ... LP
Kapp, 1961. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Mono pressing.)

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Jaye P MorganJaye P Morgan ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
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(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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Azie MortimerFeeling Of Jazz ... LP
Bethlehem, 1971. Very Good ... $6.99
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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Nana MouskouriChante La Grece ... LP
Fontana (Uruguay), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(In the plastic outer sleeve, with import sticker.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphyBridging A Gap ... LP
Muse, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of Mark Murphy's earliest records for Muse, and an essential release in his developing style in the 70's. Sweet warm and swinging jazz vocals, with accompaniment by a tight group that includes the Brecker Brothers, Ron Carter, and Pat Rebillot. The set features two Murphy originals, "Saus ... 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. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Original blue label pressing with silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove. Back cover has a small note in pencil in one corner, but is great overall.)

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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 ... 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 4.99

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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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Wayne NewtonDanke Schoen ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
The young Wayne Newton sings his best-remembered title tune here – from a time when the singer was working under the wing of Bobby Darin, in a finger-snapping style that owed a lot to Bobby D! LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing, SY-4601. Shrinkwrap has a sticker remnant.)

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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- ... $49.99
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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Nico & FactionCamera Obscura ... LP
Beggars Banquet, 1985. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Original US pressing on PVC.)

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Harry NilssonLittle Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night ... LP
RCA, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A big, lush and moody set of standards by the great Harry Nilsson – with Harry's charismatic, unrivaled vocals in peak form – and add just a little touch of the oddball touches he was most famous for to that point! At this point in the early 70s, probably the least hip thing a singer ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label gatefold pressing, with the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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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'DaySong For You ... LP
Emily, 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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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'DayAngel Eyes ... LP
Emily, 1981. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The great Anita O'Day sings here with the trio of drummer John Poole – with the great Dwight Dickerson on piano! Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Black Coffee", "I Cried For You", "Bewitched", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". 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'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'DayLive At The City – Second Set ... LP
Emily, 1982. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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Anita O'DayThere's Only One ... LP
Dobre, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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- ... $39.99
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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✨✧ OdettaOdetta Sings Ballads & Blues ... LP
Tradition, 1956. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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(Leaf label pressing.)

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Ruth OlayRuth Olay Sings Jazz Today ... LP
Laurel, Early 80s. Sealed ... $19.99
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 ... 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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Patti PageIn The Land Of Hi Fi ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Patti Page is definitely in the land of hi-fi here – sounding a lot groovier than on some of her other 50s albums, thanks to some really wonderful arrangements by Pete Rugolo! Pete swings things hard here – with the same dramatic flair and playful turns of his own instrumental albums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation on front.)

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

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

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

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Oscar PetersonRomance – The Vocal Stylings Of Oscar Peterson ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An overlooked side of the Oscar Peterson genius of the 50s – an album of laidback vocal tracks that are a great change from his better-known instrumental work! Peterson's not the sort of singer to belt out a tune at the top of his lungs – nor cast it in shimmering gossamer like some of ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Oscar Peterson with Singers UnlimitedIn Tune ... LP
MPS, 1971. Sealed ... $24.99
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram German pressing.)

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Esther PhillipsBurnin' – Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $2.99
A key moment in the career of Esther Phillips – and a record that really has her shaking off the rougher bluesy styles of the earlier years, and pointing the way towards strong jazz success in the 70s! The album's definitely burnin, but with a sophisticated vibe too – as Esther works ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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

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Esther PhillipsEsther ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... $24.99
Given her start as a rough-hewn child junkie R&B singer, it's hard to believe that Esther's the one singing these beautiful ballads and soul tracks! The album's fantastic, though – and it shows Esther maturing into one of the more fantastic vocalists of her generation. Oliver Nelson, ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has a promo sticker and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Esther PhillipsFor All We Know ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
Smooth and sophisticated grooving from Esther Phillips – a record that really has her shaking off the rag-tag and rootsy modes of earlier years, and gliding sweetly into the mainstream! Phillips' vocals are still as soulful and compelling as ever, but the backings are quite full – ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover paste-on is unglued along the edges.)

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

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Positive ForcePositive Force With Denise Vallin ... LP
Liston/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A great set of mellow soul from the start of the 80s – not the Positive Force of "We Got The Funk" fame, but a different groove that has a nicely smooth groove! The style here is halfway between soul and AOR, but handled with an indie charm that really keeps things compelling ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dory PrevinMythical Kings & Iguanas ... LP
Mediarts, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Cover has a small mark from price sticker removal.)

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Ruth PriceLive And Beautiful ... LP
AVA, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Ruth Price is definitely live and beautiful – stretching out here on a small combo date recorded in Hollywood – with a groove that's maybe a little hipper than some of her previous records too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Louis PrimaOrchestra Play (10-inch) ... LP
Royale, 1950s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Label on A-side is partially unglued.)

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Louis PrimaWonderland By Night – Pretty Music – Prima Style Vol 2 ... LP
Dot, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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✨✧ Arthur PrysockAll My Life ... LP
Old Town, 1976. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A great 70s move for Arthur Prysock – and an overlooked disco treasure that sits somewhere between the work of Barry White with Love Unlimited Orchestra, and the best Lou Rawls grooves for Philly International! Prysock's voice has lost none of its depth over the years – and here, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear on the top seam.)

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Arthur PrysockMr Arthur Prysock & Guest ... LP
Old Town, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Flora Purim500 Miles High At Montreux ... LP
Milestone, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
One of Flora Purim's 70s classics – an album recorded with that soaring breezy vocal style that she virtually invented – heard here before it got too old, and too copied by other singers! The set's a live one, filled with lots of energy – and recorded before a very enthusiastic ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Flora PurimOpen Your Eyes You Can Fly ... LP
Milestone, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
A classic batch of Bay Area Brazilian grooves – recorded in the sweet breezy electric style of the Fantasy studios, and featuring the vocals of the lovely Flora Purim in the lead! The session's got a great mix of Brazilian and American fusion players – including Airto (of course!), Ron ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stuck gatefold.)

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Rare SilkRed Clay/Sugar/New York Afternoon/(I Can Recall) Spain ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A way hipper record than you'd guess from a group with a name like "Rare Silk" – and some of the best group jazz vocalese recorded in the 80s! The group is a quartet of voices – 3 female, 1 male – and they come together in a style that's far less hokey than most of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo.)

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RavensWrite Me A Letter ... LP
Regent, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Great work from The Ravens with Jimmy Ricks – listed here as Ricky! The album includes the tracks "I'm Gonna Paper My Walls With Your Love Letters", "Summertime", "Searching For Love", "Mazel Means Good Luck", and "Write Me A Letter". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with RVG stamp, still in the shrink!)

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Lou RawlsBest From Lou Rawls ... LP
Capitol, 1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
(Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring wear.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLou Rawls & Strings ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good ... $3.99
Great early work by Lou Rawls – no, the album doesn't have funky David Axelrod arrangements – but it does feature Lou with some great jazzy backing by Benny Carter – who really knows how to put the right degree of punch in the arrangements to bring out the best in Lou's voice. ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing.)

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Lou RawlsLou Rawls Live! (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the greatest albums to ever sum up the genius of Lou Rawls in the 60s – a brilliant live set put together with the talents of David Axelrod! The record perfectly captures the easy-going soul of Rawls in the early years – a natural approach to his music that made him one of the ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Lou RawlsNow Is The Time ... LP
Epic, 1982. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Solid soul from Lou Rawls – still working wonders here in the early 80s – on a record that stands the test of time surprisingly well! The production doesn't overdo it with period production flourishes, with some sweeping arrangements on some numbers and more of an easygoing vibe on ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou RawlsTobacco Road ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
A real breakthrough for Lou – a set that again paired him with arranger Onzy Matthews, and which even more deeply explored the unique space between jazz, soul, and the blues that became Rawls' prime territory back in the 60s! Matthews' backings are hip and jazzy throughout – filled ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, half split bottom seam, and minor stains.)

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Lou Rawls with Les McCann LtdStormy Monday (90s pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Sealed ... $9.99
One of Lou's most jazz-oriented albums – featuring backing by Les McCann's famous trio with Leroy Vinnegar and Ron Jefferson, perfectly suited to Lou's soulful renditions of the tunes on the album. Most of the numbers are bluesy ones, but as usual, Lou manages to give them his own hip twist ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Ray Charles SingersLove Me ... LP
Hor Zu/Probe (Germany), Mid 60s. Sealed ... $1.99
Includes "Wichita Lineman", "California Dreamin", "Hey Jude", "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Della ReeseAmen ... LP
Jubilee, 1958. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A gospel session, as you might guess from the title – and one that not only shows Della's roots in church music, but which also hints at the spiritual role she'd play in later life! The setting here is somewhat spare and stripped down – mostly just piano and organ in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Superlaphonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split seams witn some clear tape.)

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Della ReeseDella On Stage ... LP
RCA, 1962. Sealed ... $9.99
Della swings it hard this live set from the 60s – with backing from John Cotter, in a style that's jazzy, bouncy, and swinging! Even the mellower tracks are done in a tightly snapping style that's every bit the best approach that Della brought to vocals – a bit of soul in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)

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Della ReeseI Like It Like Dat! ... LP
ABC, 1965. Sealed ... $3.99
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(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Della ReeseMelancholy Baby ... LP
Jubilee, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Della Reese definitely takes the "melancholy" in the title seriously here – and turns the set into one of her most blue-tinged records from the early days! The backings are full, but never too lush – handled perfectly by Sid Bass, who shades in the corners with some sad ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Label has some marker. Cover has a peeled strip and some marker on back.)

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Della ReeseOn Strings Of Blue ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
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(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with a hole in front. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Rita Reys & Oliver NelsonRita Reys Meets Oliver Nelson ... LP
Philips (Holland), 1965. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Rita Reys meets Oliver Nelson – and a host of other great jazz talents, including Lee Konitz, Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, and Klaus Doldinger! The tracks on the set are all standards, but they're done in the tightly swinging style of Nelson's best backing work for vocalists at the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)
 
 



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