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Herb Geller with Mark MurphyRhyme & Reason (Atlantic pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most amazing albums ever cut by reedman Herb Geller – a really unique overseas session from the 70s, and quite different than his initial recordings of the 50s! Herb's working here in a cool mix of electric and acoustic modes, with a vibe that's very much in the best funky MPS style – and the set also features some excellent vocals from Mark Murphy, who sings in this spacey, stretched-out way that's some of his hippest work on record – very much at the best level of his early 70s recordings for Muse! Tracks are quite long, and very hip – with long instrumental passages which are then augmented wonderfully by the vocals. Herb himself plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and a number of flutes – and other players include Rob Franken on Fender Rhodes and Arp, Philip Catherine on guitar, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, and Gottfried Bottger on moog and organ! Titles include the wonderfully spacey "Space A La Mode", a nice slow electric builder – and the classic "Power Of A Smile" – plus "Sudden Senility" and "Rhyme & Reason Time" – the last of which features vocals by Earl Jordan, not Murphy. (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Sylvia SymsSylvia Syms Sings (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
Early work from vocalist Sylvia Syms – all of it pretty darn great! The tracks here feature Sylvia in 2 different settings – one with larger arrangements from Johnny Richards, and soloists who include Kai Winding on trombone, Don Elliott on vibes, and Al Cohn on tenor – the other with smaller backing from the Barbara Carroll Trio, a nicely mellow combo with pianist Carroll providing some nicely sensitive colors. Both settings are great – and Syms steps out here without any of the hoke that we sometimes fear in her other records – in a mode that's quite personal, and very much in the spirit of her best contemporaries in 50s vocal jazz. Titles include "Paradise", "Comes Love", "Imagination", "Can't You Just See Yourself", "Love Walked In", "Lonely Woman", "Tea For Two", and "I Want A Little Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove.)
 
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✨✧ Mose AllisonI Don't Worry About A Thing ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of Mose Allison's first albums for Atlantic – a great set of soulful jazz vocals, done in a rootsy style that has some slight New Orleans touches – and a nice sort of beat undercurrent! The sound of the set follows nicely from Mose's earlier work for Prestige and Columbia – with Mose on piano, plus Addison Farmer on bass and Osie Johnson on drums. The set features 10 tracks in all – including "I Don't Worry About A Thing", "It Didn't Turn Out That Way", "Your Mind Is On Vacation", "Stand By", "Meet Me At No Special Place" and "The Song Is Ended". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing.)

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Mose AllisonMose Alive ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Sealed ... $19.99
One of Mose's mid 60s albums for Atlantic – recorded live, with a bit more of a hip flair than some of his earlier work for Prestige and Columbia, but still with those great vocals that went onto influence a generation of beatnik jazz singers. Mose has more than a bit of New Orleans in his tone – but he's also got some northern distance from his material, bringing a nice bit of wit into the recordings. There's a total of 11 tracks including "Parchman Farm", "Smashed", "Seventh Son", "Fool's Paradise", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "The Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Mose AllisonMose In Your Ear ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ ... $2.99
It's the early 70s, and Mose is still going strong – grooving with a unique blend of New Orleans soul and Northern jazz influences, his own particular brand of music, timeless from the day it was born! The setting here is a live one, and Mose is playing with a trio that includes Clyde Flowers on bass and Eddie Charlton on drums. The album features a number of strong originals – including "Look What You Made Me Do", "Powerhouse", "I Don't Worry About A Thing", and "Don't Forget To Smile" – plus versions of "The Seventh Son" and "Fool's Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mose AllisonWestern Man ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- ... $5.99
An amazing record by Mose Allison – with some good funky tracks! The real key here is the fact that Mose plays electric piano and is working in a hip trio with Billy Cobham playing some funky and soulful drums! We don't know what kind of piano Mose is using, but on the tracks where he's playing the electric, it's got a jagged and raw kind of sound, almost recalling the one used on the Atlantic albums by Eugene McDaniels. Includes the great funky track "If You Only Knew", which has a real McDaniels kind of feel – plus the cuts "Western Man", "Mountains", "Ask Me Nice", "Night Club", and "Meadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover looks great, save for a small cutout notch.)

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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Good+ ... $4.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other music of the time – and which sports reeds from Sahib Shihab, tenor from Paul Quinichette, trumpet from Buck Clayton, and trombone from Jimmy Cleveland! Baker's voice is in fine form in this comfortable setting – and really works magic with tracks that include "After You've Gone", "Preaching The Blues", "Empty Bed Blues", "Back Water Blues", and "Gimme A Pigfoot". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has some wear with marker on the front.)

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Oscar Brown JrBrother Where Are You ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Sweet 70s funk from the great Oscar Brown – quite a change from his jazz-based work of the 60s, but a great new sitting for all of his wonderful wit and warmth! Brown's still a hell of a songwriter, and one with a very socially-conscious eye – sharper here than before, with lots of comments on the changes in society in the 70s, mixed with a few more heartfelt, personal moments too. There's still a bit of jazz in the mix – thanks to work from Seldon Powell on reeds, and Joe Sample on keyboards – and arrangements are by old friends Floyd Morris, the underground Chicago soul genius – and Sivuca, best known for his Brazilian music, but a great choice here to expand the groove. Brown wrote all the tunes on the record – and titles include "From My Window", "Like A Flower", "Brother Where Are YOu", ""The Lone Ranger", "If You Come Back", and "The Joneses". LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Brown Jr.Fresh ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Sealed ... $13.99
Oscar Brown moves into a funky 70s mode – working here with some great soul-based arrangements by Chicago soul legend Richard Evans! There's lots of funky clavinet grooving on the record by Tennyson Stephens and Marvin Yancy – and other players include Chess/Cadet session groovers, like Henry Gibson, Phil Upchurch, and Art Hoyle. The record was recorded in Chicago and produced by Jerry Butler – and it's clearly one of his efforts from the days when Jerry was dipping into the hip Chicago underground of the early 70s. Oscar reprises a number of classics – like "Hazel's Hips" and "But I Was Cool" – and the album includes some newer tunes like "Rilly?", "Ghetto Scene", and "Bull 'Bleep'", all a bit more righteous than before. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing!)

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Diahann CarrollFun Life ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An early charmer from Diahann Carroll – with arrangements from Peter Matz, and tracks that include "Fun Life", "The Boys In The Back Room", "Runnin Wild", "Blah Blah Blah", and "I Don't Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing, including the Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Ray CharlesGenius After Hours ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A later Atlantic Records set from Ray Charles – a record that does a lot more to show off the jazz side of his talents than some of his earlier work! Ray plays piano, and works in a few different small combos – with players who include Joseph Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, David Fathead Newman on alto and tenor, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. The record features some nice originals – like "Genius After Hours", "Hornful Soul", "Joy Ride", "Dawn Ray", and "Charlesville" – all showing a different side of Ray's talents than you'd know from his singles! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)
Also available Genius After Hours ... CD 3.99

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Ray CharlesGenius After Hours (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A later Atlantic Records set from Ray Charles – a record that does a lot more to show off the jazz side of his talents than some of his earlier work! Ray plays piano, and works in a few different small combos – with players who include Joseph Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, David Fathead Newman on alto and tenor, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. The record features some nice originals – like "Genius After Hours", "Hornful Soul", "Joy Ride", "Dawn Ray", and "Charlesville" – all showing a different side of Ray's talents than you'd know from his singles! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)
Also available Genius After Hours ... LP 7.99

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Ray CharlesGenius After Hours (Jazzlore) ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A later Atlantic Records set from Ray Charles – a record that does a lot more to show off the jazz side of his talents than some of his earlier work! Ray plays piano, and works in a few different small combos – with players who include Joseph Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, David Fathead Newman on alto and tenor, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. The record features some nice originals – like "Genius After Hours", "Hornful Soul", "Joy Ride", "Dawn Ray", and "Charlesville" – all showing a different side of Ray's talents than you'd know from his singles! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good- ... $5.99
Later Atlantic Records material from the legendary Ray Charles – a set that definitely lives up to the genius of the title, in that it shows a real sense of development in Ray's music! Charles has moved from the shorter R&B of his early Atlantic singles, to embrace some greater jazz-based sophistication – served up here with players who include Paul Gonsalves and Zoot Sims on tenor, Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Melba Liston and Al Gray on trombones, and Freddie Greene on guitar – all players who really shift things towards a richer, fuller sound – setting the stage for Charles 60s growth at ABC Records, but with less of the country modes. Titles include Charles takes on classics like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You" – and the record also features a young Marcus Belgrave delivering a trumpet solo on "Alexander's Ragtime Band". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear and some pen.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Sings The Blues (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
Ray Charles in a nicely maturing mode – on a record from later in his Atlantic Records years, definitely paving the way forward for his 60s classics on ABC! The tunes are blues, but not in the way that Charles first started recording on earlier singles for Atlantic – as there's a bit more class, care, and a strong current of jazz that Ray was bringing more and more to his music as the years went on. Titles include the Charles originals "Hard Times", "I Believe To My Soul", "Mr Charles Blues", "I Wonder Who", "Some Day Baby", and "Nobody Cares" – plus nice takes on "I'm Movin On" and "The Midnight Hour". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGreatest Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1950s. Sealed ... $11.99
The title says it all – as the set features 9 of Ray's greatest cuts for Atlantic, a mixture of early soul and harder R&B numbers, wrapped up in a very classic cover! Titles include "Heartbreaker", "Tell Me How Do You Feel", "What'd I Say", "Talkin Bout You", "You Be My Baby", "I'm Movin On", "Leave My Woman Alone", and "Tell The Truth". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – most likely a 70s pressing.)

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Ray CharlesWhat'd I Say (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A pivotal album for Ray Charles – one that features the sweet electric piano jammer "What'd I Say" – offered up here in 2 parts, and a track that would become the prototype for so many funk songs in years to come! There's a vibe here that really takes off from the R&B of the earlier years – showing Charles as a pivotal force in the move towards soul music – both from an instrumental and vocal standpoint! The Raelettes back Ray up on most tracks – and other tracks include "Rockhouse (parts 1 & 2)", "Roll With My Baby", "You Be My Baby", "Jumpin In The Mornin", and "What Kind Of Man Are You". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Will Holt & Dolly JonahWill Holt & Dolly Jonah On The Brink ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
(Comedy/Spoken, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Spine has one spot of old tape.)

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Lurlean HunterBlue & Sentimental ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Probably the best-ever album by this obscure bluesy singer from Chicago! Jimmy Giuffre handled the arrangements, and the record has a bit more polish than some of her other albums. The tracks feature some very nice jazzy arrangements – with Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy Jones on piano, and Harry Edison on trumpet. Lurlean's voice is deep and rich, with a sound that's a mix of Ella Fitzgerald and some of the icier singers, like Chris Connor or June Christy. Tracks include "Blue Turning Grey Over You", "Just Imagine", "My Kinda Love", "As Long As I Live", and "The Song Is You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing with AT etch. Cover has a very light stain at the bottom and small seam split.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeFor Once In My Life ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Carmen McRae gets some very groovy backing here from British maestro Johnny Keating – who helps her find a whole new sound through his wonderful arrangements on the set! The overall sound is relatively mellow, but still pretty great – all adult, and filled with unusual instrumental twists that keep things interesting under Carmen's vocals, even when the tunes are familiar. But probably some of the best numbers here are the originals by Keating – "Come Live With Me" and "It's Not Going That Way" – both great lesser-known 60s pop numbers that have a mature sound that we really love, especially on the first one! Other titles include great covers of "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times", "Flying", "Our Song", and "Don't Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and green label pressing. Cover has slight discoloration on the back.)

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Carmen McRaePortrait Of Carmen ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An excellent album from Carmen McRae – one of her hippest records ever, and a great set of vocal gems that often gets overlooked! Arrangements are by Benny Carter, Shorty Rogers, and Oliver Nelson – and the album's got a swinging groovy style that pushes Carmen past her straighter jazz vocal roots – into some hiply sophisticated territory that really shows her growing as a singer in the 60s. The album kicks off with an amazing reading of Tommy Wolf's "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", done by Carmen in a way that makes you know she owns the song – and then it moves through a compelling blend of compositions that includes "My Very Own Person", "Ask Any Woman", "Boy, Do I Have A Surprise For You", and "Elusive Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing.)

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Mabel Mercer & Bobby ShortMabel Mercer & Bobby Short At Town Hall ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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Mabel Mercer & Bobby ShortSecond Town Hall Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsBurnin' – Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $6.99
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 with backing from a small combo that includes Jack Wilson on piano, Richard Tee on organ, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Cornell Dupree on guitar – a lineup that almost hits the same vibe as her later work on CTI/Kudu – and which brings out a new depth in Esther's vocals that's simply amazing! There's a heartbreaking quality to most of the numbers – a mix of roots and class, depth and poise – all served up in a style that's unlike any other singer before or since. Titles include "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream", "And I Love Him", "Shangri-La", "I'm Getting Long Alright", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Esther PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A 70s album, issued at a time when Esther Phillips was really riding high with her records on the Kudo label – but a set that brings together unissued sides recorded for Atlantic in the 60s! The style is a great mix of rootsy soul and hipper jazz – arranged by Onzy Matthews on side one, with a care and quality that almost rivals Capitol jazz vocal sessions of the time – and performed live at Freddie Jett's Piper Club on side two – in the same mode as her classic Burnin album from the time locale! Philips is wonderful in both settings – with that distinct approach that's unlike any other singer we know – quite versatile, and at a critical point between her R&B work of the 50s, and her smoother Kudu jazz of the 70s. Titles include include "Cherry Red", "In The Evenin", "I Wonder", "Romance In The Dark", "I Love Paris", and "I'm Gettin' Long Alright". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsSet Me Free ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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 Has Is Us", "Woman Will Do No Wrong", and "Crazy Love". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby ShortSing Me A Swing Song ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
A nice one from Bobby Short – who's still pretty groovy at this point, and works with some compelling backings from Phil Moore! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label "Long Playing Unbreakable" pressing.)

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Dusty SpringfieldDusty In Memphis ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production by those two and Jerry Wexler, backing vocals by The Sweet Inspirations, and studio work from the likes of Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Wood, Bobby Emmons, and other talents that were huge on the Memphis scene at the time. Titles include Dusty's famous reading of "Son Of A Preacher Man", plus "The Windmills Of Your Mind", "So Much Love", "Just A Little Lovin", "In The Land Of Make Believe", and "No Easy Way Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Rhino pressing, still in the shrink.)

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Mel TormeLive At The Maisonette ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Great live work from a near-lost stretch of Mel Torme – a time when he wasn't recording as much as a few years before, but still has a hell of a lot of power in performance! Backings are tight and jazzy – served up by the Al Porcino, with the same punchy approach that Marty Paich gave Mel on other albums – and set to some surprisingly nice arrangements that Torme supposedly handled himself. The recording quality brings a nice sort of liveness to the date – really captures the crowd's enthusiasm in the Maisonette Room of the St Regis – and titles include "Jet Set", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Route 66", and "It Takes Too Long To Learn To Live Alone" – plus an extended "Gershwin Medley", a hint of Mel's medley years to come – and a surprising take on Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mel TormeMel Torme At The Red Hill ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the grooviest Mel Torme albums ever – a smoking little live set that has the Velvet Fog hitting a whole new soulful sound for the 60s – with a leaner groove than ever before! Backing is from the trio of pianist Jimmy Wisner – although Mel himself also plays a bit of piano on the record – and the rhythms have this upfront, super-tight sound that really makes Torme's vocals pop – coming across with a fresh, swinging sound that's quite a change from the 40s and 50s! Yet throughout it all, ol' uncle Mel still keeps his pipes in perfect tune – that amazing voice that never lets up for a minute – and which holds its own beautifully on tunes that include "Anything Goes", "Love For Sale", "Love Is Just Around the Corner", "Shakin The Blues Away", and "In Other Words". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing with AT etch. Back cover has some writing in marker and a sticker spot.)

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Frances WayneWarm Sound (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $54.99
A wonderful little record from Frances Wayne – thanks to some great arrangements from Neal Hefti! Hefti's approach here is just perfect – not as over the top as his work with Count Basie, but with the right blend of sophistication and soulfulness to make Wayne sound great – really coming across with a lot more depth than we remember from other albums. Frances' vocals are slightly breathy at times, but never too much so – and she's got a slightly snakey quality that slides out nicely amidst small combo instrumentation from Al Cohn on tenor, Hank Jones on piano, Billy Mure on guitar, and Jerome Richardson on flute. Titles include "In Other Words", "Early Autumn", "Round Midnight", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Blue & Sentimental", "Soft Winds", and "Oh What A Night For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing! Part of the Jazz Analog Premium Collection!)
 
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Double SixDouble Six Of Paris Sing Ray Charles ... LP
Philips, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the great records made by the cool French jazzy vocal group that included Ward Swingle and Christine LeGrand, and which did stuff that was much more straightforwardly jazzy than the semi-classical work of the Swingle Singers. This LP's got them backed by Jerome Richardson and his quartet, and has them running through a set of tracks associated with Ray Charles' Atlantic work. Cuts include "Stompin' Room Only, "Hit The Road, Jack", "Yes, Indeed", and "One Mint Julep", and all have a swingin' jazz vocalese sound. Cool stuff by one of the great lost groups of the 60's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Carmen McRaeHaven't We Met? ... LP
Mainstream, 1964. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Great work from Carmen McRae – light and groovy one minute, deeply expressive the other – but all with a sense of balance that few other singers can touch at this point in her career! Carmen's already moved past straight jazz, yet she also avoids the traps of bigger label commercial singers too – really making the best of the sophisticated charts by Don Sebesky, yet also always reminding us who's in charge! The album's on a par with the excellent work to come for Atlantic records – and titles include the groovy "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", "Who Can I Turn To?", "He Loves Me", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Limehouse Blues", "I'm Foolin' Myself", "Fools and Lovers", and the title track – a wonderfully groovy take on the Kenny Rakin tune "Haven't We Met". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeI Am Music ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Carmen McRae really opens up on this sweet 70s set for Blue Note – expanding past the traditional jazz of her roots, and even some of the groovier work of her Atlantic years – into a sweeping, contemporary sound that's all adult, all the way! The vibe is great – in the same sophisticated, soulful territory as Marlena Shaw's recordings for Blue Note during the same stretch – yet also couched in those unmistakable McRae vocals – always with a crisp edge, even in the mellowest moments – a unique sound that no other singer can touch. The set was produced by Roger Kellaway – who also arranges, along with Dave Grusin and Byron Olson – all of whom give Carmen a set of sweeping larger backings that make for a fairly majestic album – on titles that include "I Am Music", "I Never Lied To You", "Like A Lover", "Who Gave You Permission", "A Letter For Anna Lee", "You Know Who You Are", and "I Ain't Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Mabel MercerMabel Mercer Sings ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
A great little record, thanks to arrangements from Ralph Burns – who gives Mabel a hipper style than on her records for Atlantic! Titles include "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Once Upon A Time", "Mira", "Year After Year", "Trouble Comes", and "I've Got Your Number". LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsBlack-Eyed Blues ... LP
Kudu, 1973. Sealed ... $4.99
One of Esther's strong winners for Kudu – a record that takes her soulful style of earlier years, and wraps it around some sly 70s funky arrangements! Ex-James Brown hornman Pee Wee Ellis arranged the album, and gave Esther a nice little dose of funk that really helped her groove – getting out of the sad bag of her Atlantic recordings, and sounding hipper than anyone would have expected! The record features the great slow funk groover "Black Eyed Blues" – and other tracks include "I've Only Known A Stranger", "You Could Have Had Me, Baby", and "Too Many Roads". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is aged, with a hole in front. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
 
 



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