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✨✧ Mose AllisonWord From Mose Allison ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The word from Mose is mighty darn hip – served up here in a sweet Atlantic Records session that seems to really hone into all the mod influences his music would have in the 60s! The rootsy quality of Allison's earlier records is still firmly in place – but the group also has a tighter feel that's almost more soul jazz – thanks, in part, to work from Ben Tucker on bass – in a groove that's similar to some of his own contributions to 60s jazz. Titles include a great version of "Foolkiller" – one of Mose's greatest tracks – plus "One Of These Days", "Days Like These", "Your Red Wagon", "Look Here", "I'm Not Talking", and "New Parchman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ Andy BeyExperience & Judgment (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Speakers Corner (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
An incredibly righteous record from the legendary Andy Bey – an artist who's risen back to fame in recent years as a relatively straight jazz singer – but who was in some very heady territory here in the early 70s! Bey first rose to fame as part of the vocal trio, Andy & The Bey Sisters – and while that group's 60s recordings were already wonderful, Andy soon stepping out into tremendous territory of his own – working with Max Roach, Horace Silver, and Gary Bartz – and adding some unique spiritual and socially conscious vocals to some of their best jazz records at the end of the 60s! This set's one of Andy's few solo moments from the time – and really follows up the groove strongly – with lots of help from the mighty William Fischer, who wrote some of the tracks, and plays keyboards – although Bey is clearly the main compositional force here. The album includes a remake of "Celestial Blues", which Bey recorded famously with Gary Bartz – and which is in a leaner, even funkier take here – and other titles include "Being Uptight", "Tune Up", "Hibiscus", "Experience", and "The Power Of My Mind". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Brown JrBrother Where Are You ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Sealed ... $9.99
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
(Sealed original pressing, with hype sticker! Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Oscar Brown Jr.Fresh ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, promo sticker, and index label.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorJazz Date With Chris Connor ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They got the "jazz date" right in the title on this one – as Chris Connor works here with some exceptional small combo backing – all in a mode that almost takes her back to the earliest sound of her first few records on Bethlehem! Ralph Sharon's the maestro here – handling all the arrangements for a few small combos with players who include Oscar Pettiford on bass, Sam Most on flute, Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, and Lucky Thompson and Al Cohn on tenor – all modern-minded players who turn out to be a really great fit for Connor on the date. A few numbers even feature added Latin percussion from Mongo Santamaria – and titles include "All I Need Is You", "Driftwood", "Fancy Free", "It Only Happens When I Dance With You", and "Lonely Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – P-4567A)

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Bobby DarinInside Out ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great little record by Bobby – recorded hot on the heels of his big hit recording of "If I Were A Carpenter", and with a surprising respect for Tim Hardin and a lot of the other young songwriters of the post-folk years. Keep in mind that Darin was really feeling his mortality at this point, and although it's easy to say that he's becoming a fake folkie, his approach to the material is very sincere – so much so that we're always surprised at how much we like this one. Titles include "Bes Friends", "Darling Be Home Soon", "Hello Sunshine", "Lady Fingers", "Whatever Happened To Happy", and Hardin's "Black Sheep Boy" and "The Lady Came From Baltimore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink and brown label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Billie HolidayStrange Fruit ... LP
Commodore/Atlantic, 1939/1944. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A great issue of some of Billie Holiday's classic sides for the Commodore label – a company she didn't work with often, but home to some of her best material of the early years! The tracks here were mostly recorded in 1944, but the set also features some early bits from 1939 as well – and backing on all numbers is by small combos, with players who include Eddie Heywood on piano, Frankie Newton or Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Tab Smith or Lem Davis on alto, Teddy Walters on guitar, and Kenneth Hollon on tenor sax. Titles include Holiday's seminal "Strange Fruit" – a track that's stunning both for its handling of racial subject matter, and for the fact that it's one of the few penned by Billie herself! Other titles include "Yesterdays", "I'll Get By", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Lover Come Back To Me", "I'm Yours", and "Embraceable You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label pressing with RI suffix. Cover looks great overall, with minimal wear.)

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Lurlean HunterBlue & Sentimental ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $19.99
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 – nice and clean. Cover has light wear in one spot on the spine, but is great overall.)

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Manhattan TransferBest Of The Manhattan Transfer ... LP
Atlantic, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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Manhattan TransferBodies & Souls ... LP
Atlantic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Titles include "Spice Of Life", "American Pop", "Malaise En Malaise", "Why Not", "The Night That Monk Returned To Heaven", and "Code Of Ethics". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Manhattan TransferVocalese ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light ring wear.)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '65In Person At El Matador ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good- ... $6.99
A great little live set from Sergio Mendes and his Brasil 65 group – a pre-Brasil 66 combo that features Wanda De Sah on vocals and Rosinha De Valenca on guitar! The style here is more traditionally Brazilian bossa than Sergio's later work on A&M – a fluidly jazzy groove captured with a good sense of intimacy despite the live setting – and issued by Atlantic as a nice antidote to some of the more watered-down bossa work on the US market! The vocals are wonderful – often spare and a bit more fragile than the two-voiced sound of A&M – and titles include "Tem Do De Mim", "Noa Noa", "Caminho De Casa", and "Arrastao". (Brazil, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, and center splits in the top and bottom seams.)

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Mabel MercerArt Of Mabel Mercer ... LP
Atlantic, Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Accompanied by Sam Hamilton on piano, Stan Freeman and Cy Walter on twin pianos, and Cy Coleman and his band. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Rockefeller label presssing. Cover has minimal wear and small splits at the bottom seams.)

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Mabel MercerMabel Mercer Sings Cole Porter ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 trilling style of vocals – which have more of a 20s approach to the material than other 50s singers who were making Porter swing a bit more. Backing is by Cy Walter or Stan Freeman on piano, plus a bit of bass by Frank Carroll – and titles include "Ours", "Where Oh Where", "After You", "So In Love", "Looking At You", "Ace In The Hole", and "It's Delovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some gloss peel on the opening, but looks great overall.)

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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 aging.)

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Bette MidlerLive At Last ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Bette MidlerNo Frills ... LP
Atlantic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Esther PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, a cutout notch, and some splitting in the spine and bottom seam, with a name in marker and notes in pen in back. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Hugh ShannonHugh Shannon Plays/Sings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Atlantic, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
A rare early album on Atlantic – maybe the only set we've ever seen from this blue-tinged vocalist! LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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Bobby ShortMad Twenties ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Black label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Bobby ShortSing Me A Swing Song ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
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
(Mono black label "Long Playing Unbreakable" pressing with deep groove. Cover has minor stains and a bit of pen in back.)

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✨✧ Janis Siegel & Fred HerschShort Stories ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Harvie Swartz on bass and Kris Yenny on cello. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
 
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Jackie De ShannonPut A Little Love In Your Heart ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Sealed ... $6.99
Quite possibly the last great hit from singer Jackie DeShannon – an album built around the righteous spirit of the title track – filled with really wonderful original tunes penned by Jackie and soul singer Jimmy Holiday! The album may well be the best to explore the space between pop and soul that often characterized Jackie's work – and the overall sound is somewhat similar to some of Dusty Springfield's best pop/soul work from the same stretch. 10 of the album's 12 tracks are originals by Holiday and DeShannon – all set to soaring orchestrations by James Langeford, which often have a pronounced influence from the sound of Atlantic Records in the late 60s! Titles include "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "You Are The Real Thing", "River Of Love", "Movin", "You Can Come To Me", "You Have A Way With Me", and "I Let Go Completely". (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing – with hype sticker! Cover has a cut corner.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha – With The Ray Bryant Combo (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $37.99 39.99 About February 25, 2022
One of the best of her Columbia records! Aretha sings hard jazz tracks with Ray Bryant and his combo, and although the album doesn't have the deep southern feel of her early Atlantic sessions, it's got a beautiful jazzy tinge that you don't really hear in her other recordings. Tracks include "Won't Be Long", "Love is The Only Thing", "Sweet Lover", "All Night Long", "Who Needs You?", and more! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Aretha FranklinLaughing On The Outside ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
Hey, we love this record! It's jazzy, and not at all like Aretha's soul sides for Atlantic – but Aretha's vocals sound wonderful on the record, in a completely different way than on later albums. Arrangements are by Robert Mersey, and they've got a feel that's similar to some of the classic Ray Charles large group recordings for ABC – with slightly churchy backings behind the lead vocals, which are right out front in the set, and almost warmer than on other albums. Aretha sings mellow versions of standards like "Skylark", "For All We Know", "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", and "Where Are You?" – plus the obscure "Mr Ugly". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. NOTE: Cover has heavy staining and some peeling from moisture along the right half, and mostly split top and bottom seams.)

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Aretha FranklinUnforgettable – A Tribute To Dinah Washington (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 36.99
An early moment of vocal strength from Aretha Franklin – a set in which she takes on the music of the recently-departed Dinah Washington, and really transforms it into her own! If you know other Aretha records on Columbia, you'll know that the label did a great job of opening up the jazzier side of her style – served up here with arrangements by Robert Mersey that are definitely different than Franklin's later music for Atlantic, but which also does a great job of bridging the worlds of postwar jazz and 60s soul! Titles include "Evil Gal Blues", "Soulville", "Unforgettable", "Cold Cold Heart", "Drinking Again", and "This Bitter Earth". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbere edition of 2000 copies on clear vinyl!)

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Carmen McRaeVelvet Soul (It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling/Ms Jazz) ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973/1974. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
This double-length set brings together two albums' worth of work that Carmen McRae recorded for the Groove Merchant label in the early 70s! The style here is strongly jazzy, but with a firm dose of soul too – all in a mode that follows nicely from Carmen's late 60s sessions for Atlantic Records, but with a sound that's almost even more focused and in the pocket. The band is largeish, but the rhythms are tight – and even the mellower tunes seem to have a nice sort of lilt at the bottom, one that goes great with the way that Carmen spaces out her vocals on the set. Players include Joe Pass on guitar, Larry Bunker on vibes, Zoot Sims on tenor, and Dick Shreve on piano – and the CD features 19 tracks that include "Hey John", "Inside A Silent Tear", "The Right To Love", "You & I", "Sunshine Of My Life", "The Good Life", "It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling", "Livin", "Masquerade", "You're Mine You", and "There Will Come A Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shopworn, with a cutout notch and holes at the bottom. Cover has some wear where exposed.)
 
 
 



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