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Bobby VintonVery Merry Christmas – The Complete Epic Christmas Collection ... CD
Epic/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Pure pop from the Polish prince – a classic Christmas set issued during the height of Bobby Vinton's 60s years on Epic Records! The album's got this quality that makes similar use of Vinton's vocals as some of the Johnny Mathis magic on similar Christmas records – a style that still echoes the clarity and punch of his pop recordings, but also brings in a bit of majesty befitting the season – cast in fuller arrangements from Stan Applebaum, Ray Ellis, and Hugo Winterhalter! The song selection is surprisingly nice – with some unusual songs that make the album a real standout – including a great version of Burt Bacharach's "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle", plus "Dearest Santa", "The Greatest Gift", "Peppermint Stick Parade", "Three Wise Men Wise Men Three", "The Christmas Tree", "Christmas Angel", and "Christmas Chopsticks". CD features the full Very Merry Christmas album – plus bonus tracks "My Christmas Prayer", "Silver Bells", "Winter Love", "O Holy Night", "Kissin Christmas", and "Christmas Eve In My Home Town". (Holiday Music, Vocalists) CD
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✨✧ Doodletown PipersSing Along 67 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
60s hits, done groovily – thanks to a wonderful presentation by The Doodletown Pipers! The style is a wonderful take on the chorus approach used earlier in easy listening – turned here towards hipper, modder modes for the late 60s – one that's often got a nicely syncopated bounce in the bottom of the backings, and which comes off with bit of a whimsical feel, thanks to the choice of material! Arrangements are by Jimmy Bryant – who uses some sweet electric bass on most numbers – and the legendary Stu Phillips handled production, really giving the whole thing a great sunny sound! Titles include a great vocal version of "Spanish Flea", plus "Music To Watch Girls By", "Somethin Stupid", "Winchester Cathedral", "Almost Persuaded", "Let's Fall In Love", and "Born Free". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
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✨✧ Betty CarterLet's Fall In Love – The Gigi Gryce/Ray Bryant/Richard Wess Sessions (Modern Sound Of/Social Call/Meet Betty Carter) ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1955/1956/1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A treasure trove of early work by Betty Carter – key early sessions from the 50s, all packaged together on one CD! The bulk of the collection – the "Ray Bryant" and "Gigi Gryce" components – features Carter's work for Epic in the mid 50s, sides recorded for the album Meet Betty Carter & Ray Bryant, plus other rare ones that were later collected on the Social Call album! The set features some sublime tunes arranged by Gigi Gryce – with a floating jazzy style that works perfectly with Betty's incredible voice – plus others with backings by Ray Bryant's combo, and a few more that feature Ray's group playing without Betty's vocals. Betty's voice is already fantastic – even at this early point in her career – with an amazing range of expression, and a jazz-based approach that's different from most of her generation. Titles include "Social Call", "Thou Swell", "Frenesi", "Run Away", "Tell Him I Said Hello", "Can't We Be Friends", "Sneaking Around", and "Let's Fall In Love". Added to these is material from the album The Modern Sound Of Betty Carter – a 1960 session recorded with large group arrangements by Richard Wess, and a nicely swinging, easily jazzy feel! The album is one of Carter's more obscure sessions, and it's one of the few from the old days to really capture her jazzy vocals well in a large group setting. As always, Betty handles the material with a great deal of class, and an incredible sense of poise and emotion. The set list is nice, too, and includes many lesser-known tracks – like "For You", "Jazz (Ain't Nothin' But Soul)", "Don't Weep For the Lady", "My Reverie", and "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire". CD
(Out of print.)

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