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✨✧ Barry SistersShalom ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Very Israel-oriented album from The Barry Sisters! Shalom has the lovely pair stepping off an Israel Airlines jet on the cover, and starting the set with an "Israel Medley" that shows their wonderful talent for taking older styles of Jewish music and making them swing with a groovier sort of vibe! Most tracks on the set have some sort of Yiddish origin, and at times, the instrumentation brings in some more traditional elements than might be heard on some of the girls' other albums. Titles include "Tsi Shpait", "Passover Medley", "Ain Kik Auf Dir", "Mama", and "Ketzele Baroiges". LP, Vinyl record album

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BemibemBemowe Frazy ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1974. Used ... $11.99
Very groovy vocal jazz from Poland – very much in the style of the best work by the Novi Singers! The group's led by the lovely Ewa Bem, but features harmonizing male voices behind her on many titles – set alongside lightly electric instrumentation that has lots of sweet breezy touches! There's a very playful feel to the tunes that's clearly inspired by the bossa vocals of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – but which also has some great electric Polish jazz 70s touches as well. Includes the great funky track "Kolorwe Lato", plus the tracks "Jajecznica", "Zawsze Mamy Siebie", "Podaruj Mi Troche Slonca", and "Nie Bojmy Sie Wiosny". CD
(Out of print, 2007 digipak pressing.)

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Connee BoswellSinging The Blues ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Features the lovely Boswell sister, solo – with broups led by Sy Oliver, Artie Shaw, Bob Haggart, Paul Neilsen, and Jack Pleis! LP, Vinyl record album
(Offical label reissue pressing – Denmark, from the 80s.)

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✨✧ Teresa Brewer with Count Basie & Duke EllingtonSongs Of Bessie Smith/It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Boplicity (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of later jazzy vocal LP gems by Teresa Brewer, both backed by jazz greats – Songs Of Bessie Smith with Count Basie and Thad Jones, and It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing with Duke Ellington – both released by Flying Dutchman in 1973! Teresa's popularity peaked a couple decades earlier as a girlish pop singer, and she succeeds strongly on both records – not just because of the jazz heavies in the band, but because she has the pipes and genuine affection for the material to pull it off. It's lovely stuff! Songs Of Bessie Smith have the bluesy overtones necessary to make it work, without trying the hide Teresa's naturally softer approach. Basie on piano throughout, with arrangements by Jones, and a great big band on half and more intimate arrangements on the other half. It Don't Mean A Thing. . .works just as wel, with Duke Ellington and Ernie Wilkins arrangements, and great Flying Dutchman players that include Bernard Purdie, Joe Beck and Mtume. 20 tracks in all, including "Trombone Cholly", "Gmme A Pigfoot", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "St Louis Blues", "I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues", "Mood Indigo", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter", "Tulip Or Turnip", "I'ts Kinda Lonesome Out Tonight" and more. CD

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ChieIlha De Sol ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Chie's got kind of a washed-out look on the cover of this one, but the album's a warmly glowing little set – filled with gentle bossa colors, and sung with a light and lovely feel! There's a great Japan-meets-Brazil feel to the record – one that's put together from some well-crafted backings that feature lots of acoustic guitar and percussion, then topped by Chie's slightly fragile vocals – which offer a different take on the music than you might get from a Brazilian singer. Arrangements are by Dudu Trentin, Alex Fonseca, and Celso Fonseca – and titles include "Embola A Bola", "A Ilha", "Minha Voz Minha Vida", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "So Liguei", and "Ate Nao Mais". (Brazil, Vocalists) CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonTwo's Company ... CD
Roulette/Fresh Sound (Spain), Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Despite any prejudice you might have against Maynard Ferguson, he actually does a damn good job backing up Chris Connor's lovely voice on this record – probably because his band is super-hip, and includes players like Jaki Byard, Joe Farrell, and Rufus Jones. Connor is in fine icy form, as usual – and it's nice to hear her get a bit more jazzy backing than some of the more somber arrangements you'll hear on her Atlantic sessions. Titles include "The Wind", "Send For Me", "Where Do You Go?", and "Deep Song". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank Cunimondo TrioFrank Cunimondo Trio introducing Lynn Marino ... CD
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of hipster jazz vocals! This legendary album by Pittsburgh pianist Frank Cunimondo has always been a favorite for the jazz-dance groover "Feelin Good" – a cut which has an incredible drum and bass riff, and which has been sampled more than a few times over the past few years. But even above that track, the whole album's pretty darn great – and it features an excellent set of vocals by the lovely Lynn Marino, a very unique vocalist with a sweet style that's sort of like Blossom Dearie. The whole album's got a lovely light groove, with some heavy rolling piano lines from Frank, tight rhythm backing by the trio, and a great sweet sound from Lynn. A real treasure, and impossible to find on the original vinyl. Titles include "Beyond The Clouds", "Pretty Pretty", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Love So Fine", "A House Is Not A Home", and the incredible "Feelin Good"! (Jazz, Vocalists) CD

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Blossom Dearie/Bobby JasparAdorable Blossom Dearie (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A great look at the earliest years of the lovely Blossom Dearie – and a set that also features a surprising amount of work from reedman Bobby Jaspar, who was making big waves on the Paris jazz scene at the same time the young Blossom was living in France! CD1 features the pair together – a lovely set of duos with Bobby on flute and Blossom on piano, pulled from a rare 7" EP – which is then followed by a set of piano instrumentals lead by Dearie, from the album Jazz Sweet – a French-only release! The CD then follows with Blossom's great vocal jazz group The Blues Stars Of France – with tracks from both their first album and their rare EP – great vocal harmony numbers of bebop tunes. CD2 features Blossom's famous self-titled album for Verve – a great American debut – but then follows with lots more rare material, including a Blue Stars 7" single, a rare Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart 78rpm single, and even other vocal tracks by Annie Ross and King Pleasure. CD3 mostly features material that focuses on the talents of Bobby Jaspar on flute – some under his own leadership, plus more with other artists and groups, including work with singer Helen Merrill, guitarist Rene Thomas, and trombonist JJ Johnson. 75 tracks in all – and a booklet of notes! CD

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongElla & Louis ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic duets between Ella & Louis – done in a sweet mode that only could have been handled by Verve in the 50s! Backings are in a nice small combo mode, and Ella and Louis carry most of the set with their great vocal interplay – warm, personal, and pretty darn charming – in a mode that should be hokey, but comes across great! Titles include "April In Paris", "Can't We Be Friends", "Isn't This A Lovely Day", "Under A Blanket Of Blue", and "A Foggy Day". CD
(Out of print CRC pressing, booklet has a slight cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgerarldElla Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice one from Ella – and a good move past the Songbooks mode that sometimes dogged her years on Verve a bit too much! This set has Ella singing to light arrangements by Frank DeVol – nothing fancy, but a good set of tunes that are perfect for the lovely style that Ella was hitting back in the 50s. Tracks are short, uncomplicated, and very nicely swinging – even in the gentler moments – with titles that include "Let's Fall In Love", "Sweet & Lovely", "Moonlight Serenade", "I Remember You", and "East Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split seams and an index sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ Ann GilbertIn A Swinging Mood ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Ann Gilbert's definitely in a swinging mode here – thanks to some great arrangements from Elliot Lawrence, who helps keep a hip, modern feel going on – and avoids some of the obvious vocal cliches of the time! Ann's a singer with a rich voice, both on ballads and uptempo numbers – but one that's never too overly-emotive or sentimental, in a way that makes her a perfect fit for Lawrence's well-penned backings here – supported by players who include Al Cohn on tenor, Nick Travis on trumpet, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Hal McKusick on alto sax. Titles include "Sweet & Lovely", "Lover Come Back To Me", "What'll I Do", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", and "Back In Your Own Backyard". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Juliette GrecoJolie Mome – La Muse De Saint Germain Des Pres (colored vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Poppy/RPM (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The title certainly gets it right – as the lovely Juliette Greco was perhaps the most distinct voice on the left bank of Paris in the postwar years – a singer who forever helped transform the sound of chanson, and pave the way for the sexy styles of other singers to come in the 60s! Greco's style here is simple, but powerful – never as overly-emotive as some of her contemporaries, and always presented with an open, honest knowledge of the world's charms and its challenges – which really comes through in the well-selected batch of work for the set. Tracks are from an assortment of rare French EP releases, and the package features 26 titles in all – tracks that include "Accordeon", "Les Feuilles Mortes", "Jolie Mome", "Je Hais Les Dimanches", "Souls Le Ciel De Paris", "Je Suis Comme Je Suis", "C'Etait Bien", "Chanson Pour L'Auvergnat", "La Fete Aux Copains", "Ca Va", "Chandernagor", and "La Fiancee Du Pirate". (French, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD UK Release.)

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Danny Guglielmi/DenaAdventure In Sound ... LP
Tops, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A compelling little set from Danny Guglielmi – a mix of weird instrumental numbers and some straighter vocal ones that feature singing by the lovely Dena! The album's somewhere between offbeat jazz and bachelor pad territory – and the album features early tape experiments that have Danny playing bass, guitar, piano, and violin – overdubbing each of them in ways that sometimes used odd effects to create some really weird sounds! The album's never totally over the top, but still pretty cool overall – and Dena's vocals are nicely light and sing-song. Titles include "Mosquito Festival", "Na Wa Da Ha", "Jealous", "AEIOU", "It's So Peaceful In The Country", "Hot Schottish", "Firelight Reverie", and "Bullfrog". (Now Sound, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a split on the bottom seam.)

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Billie HolidayMusic For Torching ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used ... $6.99
About as classic as you can get for Billie Holiday on Verve – a wonderfully intimate small group session, recorded with top-shelf players and a smokey torchy mood! Billie's in her later years by the time of the set, but somehow singing with even more emotion and life – working with a group that includes Benny Carter, Jimmy Rowles, Harry Edison, Larry Bunker, and John Simmons – on tracks that include "It Had To Be You", "A Fine Romance", "Gone With The Wind", "Isn't It A Lovely Day", "Ghost Of A Chance", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Yukari Ito with The Green GingerLove ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A strange and wonderful album of lovely pop! Japanese singer Yukari Ito performs with the Green Ginger vocal group, and warm jazzy arrangements by Osamu Shoji – in kind of a late 60s/early 70s pop mode with a fuzzy LA twist. Yukari's got a bit of Karen Carpenter in her voice – but it might just be the production, which gives her singing the same sort of flanged-out quality on the best tracks. Includes two great originals – "Green Ginger Flying" and "And Now I Know" – plus "Your Song", "For All We Know", "When Oh When", "Our House", "Close To You", and "Love Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gatefold pressing!)

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Jackie & RoyStephen Sondheim Collection ... LP
Finesse, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A pretty great set from this lovely duo – a special live club performance in New York, based around the great songs of Stephen Sondheim! Titles include "Barcelona", "Love Is In The Air", "I Remember", "Johanna", "Everybody Says Don't", "Merrily We Roll Along/Comedy Tonight/The Little Things You Do Together", and "So Many People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small peeled spot on front.)

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Teddi KingNow In Vogue (plus Miss Teddi King & Round Midnight) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Three rare Storyville albums from singer Teddi King – all packaged up here in a cool Japanese paper sleeve set! First up is Now In Vogue – one of a number of great small group sessions done by singer Teddi King for the Storyville label – nicely relaxed, with backing from a septet that features Billy Taylor on piano, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Nick Travis on trumpet, and Gene Quill on alto! The Storyville approach really brings out the best in Teddi's vocals – as the easy-going nature of the record has King sounding a bit more grown-up and adult than before – singing lines in a slightly sultry style, yet still with some of the bird-like notes heard on other albums. Taylor's piano adds a nice grounding to the record – and titles include "Old Folks", "Why Do You Suppose", "I'm In The Market For You", "You Hit The Spot", "Something To Live For", and "Like A Ship Without A Sail". Miss Teddi King is great early work from vocalist Teddi King – a set that's got a lot more dark corners and moody moments than some of her later work! The group here is nice and small – a quartet that features Ruby Braff on trumpet, Jimmy Jones on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and Milt Hinton on bass – all of whom accompany Teddi with a nicely sensitive sound – often augmenting her trilling vocals with some nicely blue tones of their own. The tracks are all familiar ones, but they're done in a mellow late nite feel that really gives them a new life of their own. Titles include "I Saw Stars", "New Orleans", "Love Is A Now & Then Thing", "It's The Talk of the Town", "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan", and "It's All In The Mind". Round Midnight features vocals as dark as they are lovely – a sublime early set from singer Teddi King, served up in a style that's nicely perched between two decades of jazz! There's a moody, intimate feel here that really takes us back to an earlier era – a bit in the way that Lee Wiley often does at the same period, with a sound that's almost timeless, yet never outdated. The only backings here are piano from Beryl Booker – and in a way, the record's almost a duet outing between Teddi and Beryl, with a wonderfully intimate feel overall. Tracks include "Round Midnight", "What's New", "I Concentrate On You", "Little Girl Blue", and "It Never Entered My Mind". CD

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossBest Of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (aka The Hottest New Group In Jazz) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an attempt to completely work the emerging vocalese style onto a full-blown jazz group. This album wasn't their first – but it was the first to really break them with the masses, and it's a vocal jazz classic if there ever was one. Backings are by the Ike Isaacs Trio, plus Harry Edison on trumpet – and titles include "Moanin", "Twisted", "Cloudburst", "Everybody's Boppin", and "Sermonette". 70s version of the group's first album for Columbia – Hottest New Group In Jazz – but works fine as a best of! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lambert, Hendricks & RossHottest New Group In Jazz – The Complete Columbia Recordings ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an attempt to completely work the emerging vocalese style onto a full-blown jazz group. Previously, the singers had only sung vocal solos for one instrument – but with a trio of players, they were suddenly able to take over the solos of all the frontline instruments in a group, such as the piano, trumpet, and tenor solos in their incredible version of "Home Cookin". That track alone is a perfect summation of the group's genius – as it offers a true vocal interplay, with words in place of notes and changes, and opens the already great soul jazz classic into a whole new level of meaning and wonder. It also helps that that track, like most of the ones on this CD, features excellent rhythm backing by Gildo Mahones, Ike Isaacs, and Walt Bolden, plus the occasional alto solo by Pony Poindexter. Their Columbia work's always been their best – and this CD brings together all 3 LPs (Hottest Group In Jazz, Sing Ellington, and the amazing High Flying), plus 7 previously unissued tracks! There's a whopping 39 cuts in all – and the set's one of the best jazz vocal CDs you could ever buy! CD
(Out of print.)

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Peggy LeeLet's Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
zAn incredibly lovely later album from Peggy Lee – her first album for Atlantic, and proof that she was still growing tremendously as an artist, well into the 70s! The record's title track was a tune written for Peggy by Paul McCartney, who also produced the number for the record – and it's got a wonderful "adult" feel – one that steps off even more from Peggy's last Capitol recordings. But in some way, the real star of the album is Dave Grusin – who co-produced the rest of the record along with Peggy, and who gives the session a warmly laidback jazz-based approach – one that's miles away from Peggy's 60s work, and handled in a maturely mellow groove that's totally great. The sound is tight, but never too slick – and Peggy's aging vocals sparkle beautifully amidst a host of modern tunes that include "He Is The One", "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", "You Make Me Feel Brand New", "Sweet Lov'liness", "Sweet Talk", "Always", and the funky classic "Easy Evil". CD features bonus tracks "The Nickel Ride", "Let's Keep Dancing", "I Wanna Be Seduced", "I Am His Lady", and "Let's Love (alt version)". CD

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✨✧ LexiaLexia (aka Jean Leccia Interpolation) ... CD
MGM/Think (Japan), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album – with a really groovy approach! The record is the only one we've ever seen from arranger Jean Leccia – and it's got a two-vocal lead approach that's pretty darn great. Soul singer Pat Henderson joins up with male vocalist Ed Whiting – in a style that's part harmony, but which also has a focus on the solo leads from time to time. Leccia's arrangements are a mix of bouncy jazz and dreamy pop – sweet and slow at times, but with some majestically groovy moments at others – baroquely skipping alone in a style that reminds us of some of the best European vocal groovers of the time, mixed with a healthy dose of California sunshine pop! Titles include the killer "Lady Rain", plus "Lovelight", "Drop", "Love Is", "Carnival", "Lovely Bird", "Only A Dream", "Mother Of Us All", and "Good Morning To You". CD
(Out of print, Includes obi.)

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Lill LindforsKom Igen ... LP
Metronome (Sweden), 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
The lovely Lill Lindfors serves up a host of Swedish versions of Anglo pop tunes – all set to groovy arrangements from Bjorn Jason Lindh! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jon LucienI Am Now (2nd Pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1977. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The beginning of an amazing run on RCA for vocalist Jon Lucien – working here in a sublime blend of styles that's way beyond simple soul or standard jazz! Lucien's got a sound that's unlike anything we can think of – apart from the countless imitators who've tried for his style in recent years – and this initial RCA album is a musical masterpiece that's filled with joy, life, and emotion – all without any of the cliches that such a reference might imply! Arrangements are by Lucien, with some occasional help from Horace Ott and Stanley Rubinstein – all a swirling blend of strings, jazz, and some groovier rhythms at the bottom that have made this record an underground favorite for years. Titles include a killer version of "Who Will Buy", done as a breezy jazz groover, in a way that's made it a classic jazz dance track for years – plus "I Am Now", "How Insensitive", "Love For Sale", and "Dindi" – all given the lush, lovely, swirling, soulful Lucien sound! This is the second pressing – with Jon's face in an inset image on a dark cover. (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing, without the liner notes on the back. Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Gisele MacKenzieGisele MacKenzie ... LP
Vik, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Lovely work from entertainer Gisele MacKenzie – working here in a sweet set of 50s RCA backings! Gisele's got help on the record from arrangers Sid Bass, Neal Hefti, and George Siravo – each of whom bring a slightly different feel to their tunes, and show the full range of the Gisele MacKenzie style at the time. Most numbers are jazzy, with a bit of strings – and although some numbers get a bit romantic, there's a surprising amount of swing in the set too – almost like some of Dinah Shore's work for the label. Titles include "You Are My Lucky Star", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Do You Ever Think Of Me", "These Foolish Things", "Don't Worry About Me", and "On Top Of The World Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vik pressing with deep groove. Label has a small sticker.)

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Nana MouskouriNana (aka Nana Mouskouri Sings) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used ... $14.99
Lovely English-language work from Nana Mouskouri – a set recorded with some really great arrangements from Bobby Scott, who seems to help Nana pack even more feeling than usual in her work! Scott's arrangements have some elements of jazz, but are usually more complicated overall – sensitively shading things in alongside Nana's well-crafted vocals – and really getting past some of her poppier modes of the 60s with an all-adult approach to the tunes. Strings figure into most of the backings, with almost a Scott Walker sense of depth – and titles include "Tiny Sparrow", "I Love My Man", "Johnny", "Half A Crown", "Just A Ribbon", "If You Love Me", "The Love We Never Knew",a nd "Ballinderrie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anita O'DayIncomparable! ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Lovely work from Anita O'Day – a relatively obscure session that has her working with west coast arrangements from the pen of Bill Holman. The sound of the album's almost in the mood of a classic 50s Capitol album by June Christy – with a sophisticated and jazzy sound that O'Day didn't always have, and which could sometimes get lost on her more gimmicky albums. Tracks have a wonderful glide and an easy-going approach – and titles include "Easy Living", "Can't We Be Friends", "It Could Happen To You", "Avalon", "The Party's Over", "Blue Champagne", and "Indian Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)
Also available Incomparable! (LP style sleeve) ... CD 4.99

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Anita O'DayIncomparable! (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Verve, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Lovely work from Anita O'Day – a relatively obscure session that has her working with west coast arrangements from the pen of Bill Holman. The sound of the album's almost in the mood of a classic 50s Capitol album by June Christy – with a sophisticated and jazzy sound that O'Day didn't always have, and which could sometimes get lost on her more gimmicky albums. Tracks have a wonderful glide and an easy-going approach – and titles include "Easy Living", "Can't We Be Friends", "It Could Happen To You", "Avalon", "The Party's Over", "Blue Champagne", and "Indian Summer". CD
(Out of print, includes Verve obi.)

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Hiroshi OkazakiLiving Voices – Neo Standards ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A great lost slice of easy from Japan – sweet vocal tracks that are sort of a groovy take on the Hawaiian sound of the 60s! The tracks include a lot of Hawaiian standards, sung by the Living Voices in a mode that's occasionally gentle and dreamy, but which at other times has a surprising groove underneath – not the sleepy Hawaiian music records you'd know from the American scene of the 50s and 60s, but a groovier style that shows the way that the Japanese market continued to explore the genre,a nd really make something different! The set brings together titles from 1970 and 1974 albums, and titles include "Beyond The Reef", "To You Sweetheart Aloha", "Mapuana", "Blue Hawaii", "Lovely Hula Hands", and "Around The World". (Jazz, Vocalists) CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Lisa OnoBrasil ... CD
Dream Music (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 updating instrumentation without ever losing the charm of the past – keeping things live, spontaneous, and with just the right current of sadness – but all without ever just aping the styles of the 60s either. Lisa's voice is wonderful – maybe even better here than on her earlier records – and titles include "Upa Neguinho", "Roda", "Mas Que Nada", "O Cantador", "Lapinha", "Tim Dom Dom", "Sa Marina", "Bossa Na Praia", and "Chove Chuva". (Brazil, Vocalists) CD

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✨✧ Dianne ReevesCalling – Celebrating Sarah Vaughan ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
The lovely Dianne Reeves pays tribute to jazz legend Sarah Vaughn, in a set that's one of her straightest jazz outings to date! The album features arrangements by Billy Childs, who plays on the album, along with Mulgrew Miller, Clark Terry, Reginald Veal, and Steve Wilson. Tracks include the sweet original "I Remember Sarah", plus "A Chamada", "Key Largo", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Speak Low", "Obsession", and "Fascinating Rhythm". CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, disc has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Dianne ReevesChristmas Time Is Here ... CD
Blue Note, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
A lovely little Christmas album from Dianne Reeves – one that features work from Joe Locke on vibes and Steve Wilson on saxes! (Holiday Music, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print. Spine has a thin cutout notch.)

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Irene ReidIt's Too Late ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Lovely vocal work from Irene Reid – deeply soulful, yet also quite classy – thanks to some well-done arrangements by Frank Foster and Mort Garson, both of whom bring a fuller, jazzier feel to the set. There's almost a Nancy Wilson sort of approach to the album, although the sound is a bit deeper, given Irene's voice. Titles include "That's My Desire", "So Long", "Just For A Thrill", "Smile", "Why I Feel So Loved", and "It's Too Late (Baby Too Late)". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a small peeled spot on front.)

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✨✧ Dinah ShoreV Disc – A Musical Contribution By America's Best For Our Armed Forces Overseas ... CD
V Disc, 1940s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With 22 tracks including "Memphis Blues", "Thrill Is Gone", "It's De-Lovely", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Along The Navajo Trail", and "Murder He Says". CD

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✨✧ Keely SmithEssential Capitol Collection ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely work from Keely Smith – the vocalist best known for her classic duets with Louis Prima in the 50s, but a singer who shines equally well on her own! This massive package is stuff with solo material that Keely recorded for Capitol in the 50s – plus a few Prima duets too, and two more done with Frank Sinatra! The backings are often by Sinatra's arranger Nelson Riddle, and have that perfect poise that Sinatra got back at Capitol – classy, jazzy, and swinging – a perfect fit for Keely's vocals. Titles include "Nothing In Common" and "How Are Ya Fixed For Love" with Sinatra, plus "All The Things You Are", "Stardust", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "All The Way", "The Whippoorwill", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Fools Rush In", "The Song Is You", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Autumn Leaves". 27 tracks in all – including a bonus live version of "When Day Is Done", recorded in Vegas in 1958. CD

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✨✧ Jeri SouthernSouthern Breeze ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jeri Southern's grooviest albums – thanks to jazzy backings from Marty Paich! The album's got that wonderfully full-fleshed sound that Paich could bring to a vocal date like this in the late 50s and early 60s – the same sort of perfect balance he brought to his work with Mel Torme, and which turns out to be a great fit for Jeri Southern's vocals as well! The group's slightly larger than his Dek-Tette – but features an equally great array of west coast hornmen who really shade in the tunes beautifully – including Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, Herb Geller on alto, and Georgie Auld on tenor. Yet despite the horn flourishes, Southern's vocals are always firmly in the lead – on titles that include "Lazy Bones", "Ridin High", "He Reminds Me Of You", "Porgy", "Warm Kiss", and "Isn't This A Lovely Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multicolor promo with deep groove! Cover has a light mark near the top, and some very light peeling of the laminate in one corner – but this is a great copy.)

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✨✧ Marcos ValleSamba '68 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest Verve albums of all time – a rare American session from Brazilian legend Marcos Valle – and his only US album to feature vocals! The album's even dreamier than Valle's early bossa sides from Brazil – and the setting has some nice Verve-like touches from Deodato – who handled the arrangements, and brings a nicely airy, nicely jazzy style to the record. Most tunes are sung as duets with his lovely wife Anamaria – made famous by the album's landmark groover "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" – an English-language version of Valle's earlier "Os Grilos". Other titles are all great too – and sport English lyrics that hardly ever got much exposure. In addition to the great "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", other titles include "The Face I Love", "She Told Me She Told Me", "Pepino Beach", "Chup Chup I Got Away", and "Batucada". (Brazil, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSarah + 2 ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Sarah Vaughan's most stripped-down session – a record that really does just have "plus 2" added to the lady's lovely vocals! Backing here are only by Barney Kessel on guitar and Joe Comfort on bass – accompanying Sarah in a moody, mellow, late nite mode that's far different than some of the fuller backings on her other records for Roulette! The spare and sensitive sound is totally great – a side of Vaughan that rarely comes out this perfectly, and an amazing demonstration of her sense of poise, rhythm, and timing – without a piano or rhythm section to push her along. Titles include "When Sunny Gets Blue", "I Understand", "Goodnight Sweetheart", "All I Do Is Dream Of You", "Key Largo", "Just Squeeze Me", and "The Very Thought Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – on Pure Pleasure!)

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✨✧ Ann Young &Yuji Ohno TrioAs Well Be Spring ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lovely set of 70s jazz vocals – recorded by American singer Ann Young, with backing by a Japanese combo led by pianist Yuji Ohno! The sound is pretty darn soulful – tracks that range from modal groovers to mellow ballads, all sung by Ann with a really rich vocal approach, and backed up with lightly dancing notes that give the album a really classic feel. The whole thing reminds us a lot of some of the best Lorez Alexandria work from the 70s – with a similar talent for hitting strong notes, and working in some great bass next to the vocals. Titles include a jazz dancer version of "Speak Low", plus "Old Devil Moon", "Don't Explain", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Autumn In New York", and "It Might As Well Be Spring". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ VariousGirls Scene (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Decca (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
To our ears, the UK scene of the mid 60s was much more of a girl pop haven than the US one of the time – and if this set isn't proof of that fact, we don't know what is! The Brit girl sound of the 60s has certainly been well-represented by recent reissues of work by Sandie Shaw, Petula Clark, and Cilla Black – but here, the sound is a lot lesser-known – served up by 25 lovely females, a few of whom went onto greater fame, but most of whom we're hearing here for the very first time! The collection is incredible – a dream of a set if you dig 60s girl pop, and one that's supported by richly-done notes that are every bit as careful as the overall track selection. Titles include "Oo Chang A Lang" by The Orchids, "Only You Can Do It" by The Vernons Girls, "The Boy From Chelsea" by Truly Smith, "Two Lovers" by Louise Cordet, "You Just Gotta Know My Mind" by Dana Gillespie, "When Love Is True" by Susan Hampshire, "When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" by Beryl Marsden, "My Friend Bobby" by Pamela Blue, "Give Me Rhythm & Blues" by The Mysteries, "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind" by Vashti, and "Shang A Doo Lang" by Adrienne Poster. (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Record Store Day limited edition pressing!)
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Stacey KentClose Your Eyes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Candid/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 64.99
One of the first albums ever recorded by UK jazz singer Stacey Kent – the start of a great run of albums that would bring the vocalist great fame in the decade to come! The style here is nice and laidback – that strong commitment to reviving jazz vocal modes that made Kent such a standout in a generation of smoother jazz artists – a real no-nonsense approach that has Stacey singing strongly with backing from a small, tight combo! Players include Jim Tomlinson on tenor, Colin Oxley on guitar, and David Newton on piano – all of whom really flesh out the colors of the tunes, on titles that include "There's No You", "It's Delovely", "Close Your Eyes", "Dream Dancing", "Day In Day Out", "Sleep Warm", "Little White Lies", and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP pressing – first vinyl release!)

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✨✧ Mabel MercerMable Mercer Sings Cole Porter ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD

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