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✨✧ Fred AstaireAstaire Story ... CD
Verve/DRG, 1952. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A really amazing set of recordings – vocal sessions done by Fred Astaire in the later season of his career – recorded in the studio with intimate backing by a Verve group that includes Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Charlie Shavers, and Flip Phillips! The material features lovely new interpretations of tunes made famous by Astaire in films, but offered here in a much more relaxed, jazz-based mode. And whether you're a fan of his films or not, Astaire is one heck of a great singer – and hearing him in a setting like this, without the distraction of dancing or film, is really great proof of that fact! Titles include "Cheek To Cheek", "S'Wonderful", "You're Easy To Dance With", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Top Hat White Tie & Tails", "No Strings", and "I Concentrate On You" – plus a few instrumental numbers by the combo. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bossa RioBossa Rio ... CD
A&M/Rev-Ola (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A groovy bossa gem from the glory days of A&M Records – an ultra-hip group recorded with production by Sergio Mendes! The feel here is a lot like that of Brasil 66 – bossa rhythms, sunny CA instrumentation, and lovely female vocals – in this case sung singularly, by the lovely Gracinha Leporace – aka Mrs Mendes! Instrumentation is arguably even better than on Brasil 66 records – with wonderfully groovy organ lines from Manfredo Fest, who plays Lowrey organ instead of the usual Hammond. A really essential slice of bossa nova – and a record we'd never part with! Filled with wonderful tunes that include "Gentle Rain", "Up Up & Away", "Wave", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Cacao do Sal", "Veleiro", "Saiupa", and "Nana". (Brazil, Vocalists) CD

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✨✧ Blossom DearieBlossom Dearie – Live In London Vol 2 ... CD
Harkit (UK), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm and intimate vocals from one of our favorite singers ever! The set features the lovely Blossom Dearie recorded in London during the mid 60s – at a time when she was living in the city, and recording some of her best work ever. The set's got a spare approach that's similar to her Verve work of the late 50s – but the tunes are a bit hipper, with more groovy 60s numbers thrown into the mix – of the sort that we always love to hear Blossom sing! The recording quality's got a fair bit of "space" – but Blossom's vocals still come through with a lot of charm, offering up tunes that we never knew she'd recorded! Titles include "You Turn Me On Baby", "Put On A Happy Face", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "I've Got A Lot Of Livin To Do", "Everything I've Got", "Wallflower Lonely Cornflower Blue", and "That's My Style". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Blossom Dearie/Bobby JasparAdorable Blossom Dearie (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Diana DorsSwingin Dors ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the sexiest sets of vocal jazz to ever come from the British scene – a classic 1960 album by the lovely Diana Dors – easily one of England's best answers to American cheesecake singers of the 50s! As you'll notice by the cover, Diana's got a look that's right up there with Marilyn Monroe or Jayne Mansfield – but as a singer, she's far better – with a full range, and good sense of expression – often delivered in the manner of some of the best vocalists working in the US for RCA in the late 50s. The backings are great too – handled by the Wally Stott orchestra with a nice sense of jazz throughout – some really swinging horns that are quite unusual for a UK session like this at the time – and which really further the American feel of the set. Titles include "That's How It Is", "Namely You", "The Point Of No Return", "Roller Coaster Blues", "The Gentleman Is A Dope", "April Heart", "I'm In Love For The Very First Time", and "Tired Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye demonstration pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging and a Demonstration stamp on back.)

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Ella FitzgeraldTwelve Nights In Hollywood (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1961/1962. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
Massive music from Ella Fitzgerald – 4CDs worth of sublime small group recordings – all of them live, and all of them previously unissued! The set follows the same format of the Verve Ella In Hollywood album – recorded in a small club setting, with combo backing that really lets Fitzgerald open up and swing – inflecting the tunes with the kind of warmth and spontaneity that she brought to her famous live performances of the time – which were almost always more compelling than her studio sides, no matter how great those were too! The first 3CDs feature material from two weeks' worth of recording in May of 1961 – with backing from Jim Hall on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and CD four features Ella returning to Hollywood for two more nights in 1962, with trio backing from Paul Smith on piano, Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. There's a massive 77 tracks in all – handsomely package in a hardcover 7" square book – which also features beautiful color pages inside, lots of notes on the music, and design that's every bit as groovy as the old albums on Verve. Titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "It's De-Lovely", "Lorelei", "I Can't Get Started", "Round Midnight", "Perdido", "Little White Lies", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "Love For Sale", "Exactly Like You", "Mack The Knife", "Teach Me Tonight", "My Kind Of Boy", "It Had To Be You", "Hard Hearted Hannah", "All Of Me", and "Too Darn Hot/Ella's Twist". And, in case you're wondering, there's almost no repetition in the set at all – all discreet, unique tunes – not just the sort of rehash you might get in other concert box sets of this nature! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongElla & Louis ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic duets between Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – done in a sweet mode that only could have been handled by Verve in the 50s! Backings are in a nice small combo mode – with Armstrong on both trumpet and vocals – 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, thanks to the quality of both vocalists! 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Ella Fitzgerald with Joe PassEasy Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1983. Used ... $5.99
A beautiful late duo set from Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass – who'd worked together on a number of terrific sets in the 70s & 80s – always with an excellent, intuitive communication – which culminated in the lovely Easy Living in the early 80s! Here they work with material largely culled from the Broadway and film music canons – some of quite well known if not acknowledged standards, and others that are are little more obscure. A real late charmer from Ella & Joe! Includes "My Ship", "Don't Be That Way", "My Man", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "Easy Living", "Days Of WineAnd Roses", "I Want A Little Girl", "I'm Making Believe", "On A Slow Boat To China", "Love For Sale" and more. This remastered 2011 edition has 2 bonus tracks: "Don't Be That Way (Take 3, Alternate)" and "Love For Sale (Take 1, Alternate)". CD

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France GallFrance Gall (1964) ... LP
Philips (France), 1964. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Early work by one of the grooviest singers in the French pop scene of the 60s – the lovely France Gall, working here with some very swinging arrangements from Alain Gouraguer! The grooves are wonderful throughout – sometimes jazzy, sometimes more in a "yeh yeh" pop vein – but always upbeat, lively, and youthful! Gall's voice has a lightly dreamy quality that skips along nicely over the top of the rhythms – not really a little girl mode, given her sense of command on the lyrics – but as cutely flirtatious enough to match the sexy spirit of the record! Titles include "Jazz A Gogo", "Soyons Sages", "Pense A Moi", "La Cloche", "Ca Va Je T'Aime", "Ne Dis Pas Aux Copains", "Mes Premieres Vraies Vacances", and "N'Ecoute Pas Les Idoles". (French, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent German pressing on Twitchin' Beat.)

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Astrud GilbertoGilberto With Turrentine ... LP
CTI, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $18.99
Incredible 70s work from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a rare effort for the CTI label that has her teaming up with arranger Eumir Deodato and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine – all in a groove that's totally different than most of her earlier work! Astrud's breathy vocals are still wonderfully intact – but they're given a more spacious approach in the arrangements – strings mixes with rolling basslines, soaring keyboards, and stone cold tenor from Stanley – in a groove that's simply wonderful, and which takes off in a whole new direction than before! Other players include Airto, Sivuca, Hubert Laws, and Dom Um Romao – and tracks include classic versions of "Ponteio", "Vera Cruz", and "Zazueira" that are all some of the most grooving takes on the tunes ever – plus "Historia De Amor", "Where There's A Heartache", "Brazilian Tapestry", and "Wanting Things". (Brazil, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and splitting.)

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✨✧ GolddiggersWe Need A Little Christmas ... LP
Metromedia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lovely little Christmas album – served up by The Golddiggers vocal group from the Dean Martin TV Show! As you might know from the show, the gals aren't the best singers in the world, but they've got a sweetly seductive way of putting over a tune in unison – a style that kind of cascades along nicely, especially when the backings have a groovy 60s feel. Arrangements are by Sid Feller and Van Alexander, both of whom really keep the charm of the show's sound – and the set has some pretty inventive arrangements, even of familiar tunes. Titles include "My Favorite Things", "And The Bells Ring", "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town", "The Christmas Song", "I Just Want You For Christmas", and "I Sing Noel". (Holiday Music, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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✨✧ Eydie Gorme & The Trio Los PanchosNavidad Means Christmas ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely Holiday vocals from Eydie Gorme – but a set that's quite different than her more familiar Christmas music with Steve Lawrence! This set's entirely in Spanish – and recorded with Gorme's frequent Latin partners of the 60s – the Trio Los Panchos, who provide some gentle guitar backdrops and harmonies that add a definite south of the border twist to this music of the 25th day of December! Eydie's voice takes on a very different quality in this setting – surprisingly expressive at points – and titles include "Noche De Paz", "Alegre Navidad", "Aguinaldo No 1", "Felices Pascuas", "Cancion Para Meditar", and "Navidad Y Ano Nuevo". (Holiday Music, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Byrdie GreenGolden Thrush Strikes! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of a handful of records cut by the lovely singer Byrdie Green for Prestige during the 60s! Byrdie's got a sweet soulful voice – not the greatest in the world technically, but very much in that classic small club mode of the 60s and 70s, as often heard singing with a hip small combo late into the nights. In this case, the hip combo's that of Johnny Hammond Smith – as Johnny arranged the whole set, and sort of acted as Byrdie's mentor at Prestige. Johnny's groovy organ group also features Virgil Jones on trumpet, Gene Walker on tenor, and Eddie Diehl on guitar – and they provide some very tasty backing for Byrdie on cuts like "Hurt", "Gin House Blues", "Goin Out Of My Head", "Somebody Groovy", and "In The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some flaking at the opening and a small cutout hole.)

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Danny Guglielmi/DenaAdventure In Sound ... LP
Tops, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
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. NOTE – Cover is lighty stained on the bottom 4 inches, with flaking/stuck-on paper on front & back.)

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Michele HendricksKeepin Me Satisfied ... CD
Muse/Breaktime (Japan), 1988. Used ... $11.99
Really lovely work from Michelle Hendricks – a set that's quite different than the work of her famous father Jon, but equally groovy in the end! Michelle's more of a direct vocalist than her dad – less inclined to vocalese, and more lyrically directed, but in a really wonderful way that's often drenched in soul – hitting some of the same hip indie modes that Carmen Lundy was pushing at the same time. There's a bit of scatting on the set, and Jon guests on one track with a boppish feel – but the best numbers are almost those that come off straight, with a really great sort of soulful energy. Players include Slide Hampton on trombone, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, and David Leonhardt on piano – and tracks include "What's Going On", "How Insensitive", "If It's Magic", "Sassy Strut", "Everbody's Boppin", "Keep On", and "Time To Say". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, which is slightly faded and has a small piece of tape on the back.)

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✨✧ Ayako HosokawaMr Wonderful ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mellow vocals from the lovely Ayako Hosokawa – one of Japan's greatest jazz vocalists of the 70s, singing here in a warm and intimate setting. Ayako sings in English, mostly American standards plus a few pop numbers – and the backing for the set includes keyboards, tenor, guitar, and strings – flowing out in the best mellow style of the Three Blind Mice label of the time. The real standout cut is Ayako's great reading of "Feel Like Making Love" – worth the price of the album alone for its dope 70s groove – and other cuts include "When You Smile", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Misty", "Mr Wonderful", and "The Lady Is A Tramp". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Wessel Ilcken & Rita ReysWessel Ilcken & Rita Reys – Jazz Behind The Dikes 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Philips, 1955/1966. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best of the legendary Jazz Behind The Dikes 10" LP series – an important set of 50s recordings that showcased the great work coming out of the Netherlands in the postwar years! This set features a number of tracks led by drummer Wessel Ilcken and featuring trumpet by Jerry Van Rooyen, better known for his later groovy soundtrack work. Many of the tracks feature vocals by the lovely Rita Reyes, and other players include tenor sax player Toon Van Vliet, trombonist Dick Bezemer, and pianist Rob Madona. Tracks include "A Dandy Line", "For Minors Only", "I Should Care", "The Goofer" and "Wailing For Weelink". (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese presing, on Norma – better cover and vinyl than the original!)

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Yukari Ito with The Green GingerLove ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
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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Jose JamesLean On Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. Used ... $8.99
Maybe not the first album to ever pay tribute to the music of the great Bill Withers – but certainly one of the best we've ever heard, thanks to the mighty vocals of Jose James! Over a relatively short career, James has proven to be a singer who can handle himself in just about any setting – but he really seems to be especially perfect, here – working with classic songs by Withers, but making them completely his own, through a raspy vocal approach that really seems to transform the tunes in Jose's hands! And despite a cover image that has James standing with an acoustic guitar, that instrument here is played by Brad Allen Williams – in a great small combo setting that also features excellent Fender Rhodes, organ, and piano from Kris Bowers. Lalah Hathaway guests on a great remake of "Lovely Day" – and other tunes include "Who Is He", "Hello Like Before", "Better Off Dead", "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Grandma's Hands", "Lean On Me", "Kissing My Love", "Just The Two Of Us", "Hope She'll Be Happier", and "Use Me". (Neo Soul, Vocalists) CD
Also available Lean On Me ... LP 18.99

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Jose JamesLean On Me ... LP
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
Maybe not the first album to ever pay tribute to the music of the great Bill Withers – but certainly one of the best we've ever heard, thanks to the mighty vocals of Jose James! Over a relatively short career, James has proven to be a singer who can handle himself in just about any setting – but he really seems to be especially perfect, here – working with classic songs by Withers, but making them completely his own, through a raspy vocal approach that really seems to transform the tunes in Jose's hands! And despite a cover image that has James standing with an acoustic guitar, that instrument here is played by Brad Allen Williams – in a great small combo setting that also features excellent Fender Rhodes, organ, and piano from Kris Bowers. Lalah Hathaway guests on a great remake of "Lovely Day" – and other tunes include "Who Is He", "Hello Like Before", "Better Off Dead", "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Grandma's Hands", "Lean On Me", "Kissing My Love", "Just The Two Of Us", "Hope She'll Be Happier", and "Use Me". (Neo Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lean On Me ... CD 8.99

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossBest Of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (aka The Hottest New Group In Jazz) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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
(70s pressing.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossHottest New Group In Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeLet's Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Claudine LongetColours ... CD
A&M/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The colors are rich, but gentle too – like a palette of pastels, all sung by the lovely Claudine Longet! The album's got a slightly more mature feel than some of Longet's first for A&M – great Nick DeCaro arrangements that show some of the deeper elements creeping into pop at the end of the 60s – including some surprising use of acoustic guitar, which really helps transform the sound, and brings out an earthy, natural quality that makes Claudine sound sexier than ever! The sessions feature work by Randy Newman, Lyle Ritz, and Ron Elliott – and titles include "Pussywillows Cattails", "Catch The Wind", "Colours", "Bobbie (For Baby)", and "Hurry On Down". CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Carmen LundySolamente – The Demo Project ... CD
Afrasia, 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Carmen Lundy – an album that's got us falling in love with her music all over again – but from a completely different perspective! As you might guess from the "demo" in the title, the album's got Lundy working in a very intimate setting – handling all keyboards, rhythms, and other instrumentation on the record herself – in a sweetly soulful groove that's quite different than some of her jazz-based albums! Don't let the word "demo" put you off, either – as these recordings are all perfectly polished, and just as professionally done as other Lundy recordings – and although we always knew Carmen had some instrumental talent, we're really stunned here at how her work on keyboards, piano, guitar, bass, harp, and percussion really helps open up the flavor of her songs. All tracks are new here – all really lovely work that makes the album as essential as any other classics from Lundy. Titles include "Move On", "Show Me A Sign", "The Out Crowd", "Fire In The Rhythm", "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings", "Without Your Love", "When Lights Are Low", "Free As A Child", and "Requiem For Kathyrn". CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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McGuire SistersSeasons Greetings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Real Gone, 1958. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Lovely Christmas sounds from the McGuire Sisters – a trio whose sweet style was always a big hit on TV, and which brings a perfect "Holiday Special" vibe to this seasonal album – which also includes a fair bit of unusual tunes! Most of the tracks are arranged by Dick Jacobs – with the kind of lush backings the group often received on the screen – and their unified style of vocalizing does a nice job of keeping things sprightly in all the right moments, especially on the more upbeat tunes. Titles include "If You Believe", "The Cactus Christmas Tree", "He", "Give Me Your Heart For Christmas", "Without Him", "Christmas Alphabet", and "Honorable Congratulations". CD features three bonus tracks – "Be A Santa", "Peace", and "Ave Maria". (Holiday Music, Vocalists) CD

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Midas TouchMidas Touch ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
A lovely vocal chorus album, with kind of a mix of Sunshine Pop and easy modes – all set to arrangements by Al Ham! Titles include "Quentin's Theme", "Jean", "Sweet Caroline", "Yesterday When I Was Young", "My Cherie Amour", "Everybody's Talkin", and "This Girl Is A Woman Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Miss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th GradeMiss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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 original tunes penned by Rita, filled with joy, hope, and the sort of optimism that characterized the Marin County scene of the post-Haight years – and performed with a cool blend of acoustic instrumentation next to Abrams keyboards – with some larger arrangements from Ed Bogas, who'd later work on hip soundtracks for Fantasy Records, across the Bay. There's nothing hokey about the set at all – as the tunes are great, and the kid-quality of the vocals is really kept to a minimum – more used to underscore the warmth in Rita's lead, and surprisingly never cloying at all – a lot like some of the best singer/songwriter projects on Reprise at the time, especially given Rita's cool electric keyboards. Titles include the cool single "Mill Valley" – plus "Floating Away", "Wonder", "Building A Heaven On Earth", "Running In The Green Grass", "Sweet Summertime", and "I Never Asked". (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jaye P MorganJaye P Morgan (with download) ... LP
We Want Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $31.99
A lovely little record from singer Jaye P Morgan – a talent that most folks know from her 70s appearances on the Gong Show, but who was also a pretty nice vocalist on her own! The set here showcases a much more soulful side of Jaye's style than her earlier albums – a smoothly jazzy approach that's almost modern soul at times, and which is done with some great backings on keyboards and electric guitar – all sweetly compressed into a warm 70s mode that's mighty nice. Part of the strength of the set is from the artists working with Jaye on the album – including David Foster, who arranged and produced – plus studio jazzers that include Harvey Mason, Greg Adams, Lee Ritenour, George Bohannon, and even the Tower Of Power horn section! The album's got a great smooth stepper called "Here Is Where Your Love Belongs", a nice cover of Stevie Wonder's "It's Been So Long", the soulful funky tune "Let's Get Together", and wonderfully gliding take on "Can't Hide Love". Other tracks include "I Fall In Love Everyday", "Keepin It To Myself", "Closet Man", and "It All Goes Round". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Mark Murphy/Clarke Boland Big BandMidnight Mood ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set from vocalist Mark Murphy – easily one of his greatest albums ever! The session was recorded for the MPS label in Germany during the late 60s – at a time when Murphy was recording some excellent work overseas – and the album features backings by a small combo peeled off of the legendary Clark-Boland Big Band, who were also working for MPS at the time! Murphy's vocals get some tremendous backing on the set from a combo that includes Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Sahib Shihab on baritone and flute, Derek Humble on alto, and Ronnie Scott on tenor – and the grooves are a mix of modal numbers and straight jazz tunes – almost always dancing together in a lovely way that unlocks a side of Murphy's talents that hadn't been recorded this way before. And in fact, the album's gone onto have a huge influence on the current sound of club jazz – and is a key inspiration for the work of Nicola Conte, Koop, Five Corners Quintet, and others! The vocals are perfect, too – with nary a hint of overindulgence, and always a sweet measured groove that works perfectly with the material – and titles include "My Ship", "I Don't Want Nothin", "Hopeless", "Sconsolato", "Why & How", and "Just Give Me Time". CD

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Mari NakamotoUnforgettable ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... About October 9, 2019 (delayed)
Torchy vocals from singer Mari Nakamoto – sung in English, and graced with some really lovely arrangements! The tunes are mostly standards, and Mari's presentation is traditionally torchy – but the backings have a lightly swinging quality that features some of the great touches the Three Blind Mice label was bringing to their music at the time – a way of combining instruments in slightly unusual ways, and going for phrasing that leaves a fresher touch on the tunes. Akira Miyazawa plays tenor and flute, Shoji Yokouchi plays guitar, and titles include "Unforgettable", "Time After Time", "But Beautiful", "Cheek To Cheek", "Sneakin Up On You", and "Blue Prelude". CD

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Anita O'DayIncomparable! ... LP
Verve, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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Lisa OnoBrasil ... CD
Dream Music (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $32.99
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 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
Also available Brasil ... LP 49.99

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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 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) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brasil ... CD 32.99

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Flora PurimButterfly Dreams (Keepnews collection) ... CD
Milestone, 1973. Used ... $9.99
Pure vocal magic – featuring the lovely Flora Purim at the height of her California powers – working in a sublime mix of jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms – a sound that she virtually invented! The group on the set is one of her greatest of the time – with players that include Joe Henderson, George Duke, and Stanley Clarke – coming together with some great Brazilian percussion from husband Airto. The tracks are tight and jazzy – and include "Light As A Feather", "Dr. Jive (parts 1 & 2)", "Butterfly Dreams", "Moon Dreams", and "Dindi". This is the stuff that virtually defined the Brazilian/American groove of the 70s – and it's still light years ahead of any of Flora's many imitators! (Brazil, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Flora PurimOpen Your Eyes You Can Fly ... LP
Milestone, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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 Carter, George Duke, Egberto Gismonti, Alphonso Johnson, Robertinho Silva, Hermeto Pascoal, and Ndugu Leon Chancler. Pascoal's reed work is a very nice treat, especially over the warm keyboards of George Duke. Purim's voice is as wonderful as ever, and the album's got lots of nice numbers, like "Ina's Song", "Andei (I Walked)", "Time's Lie", and "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly". (Brazil, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Dianne ReevesCalling – Celebrating Sarah Vaughan ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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.)

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✨✧ Mister RogersIt's Such A Good Feeling – The Best Of Mister Rogers ... CD
Omnivore, Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A full set of vocal performances by the legendary Fred Rogers – mostly tracks from later years, and all done with superb accompaniment from Johnny Costa – who provides the spare, sprightly piano lines that always make the Mister Rogers lyrics sparkle so much! You'll recognize most of these tunes from the famous show – if you were lucky enough to watch it when you were a kid – and the CD is a nicely overwhelming package of the sorts of upbeat, positive tunes that Rogers always gave us on the airwaves – every bit as understated here as on the screen, in a set that also features a few unreleased tracks too. 23 tracks in all – including "Pretending", "Tomorrow", "You Can Never Go Down The Drain", "Today Is A Very Special Day", "Be Brave Be Strong", "You're Growing", "I'm Taking Care Of You", "Once Upon Each Lovely Day", "It's You I Like", and "The Clown In Me". (Comedy/Spoken, Vocalists) CD

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✨✧ Dinah ShoreHolding Hands At Midnight ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Lovely 50s work from Dinah Shore – just the kind of set that reminds us why she grabbed so much respect back in the day! The package has Dinah singing in a few different settings – some lush, some more stripped-down – and the cover lists no arranger for the tracks, so we're guessing that most of the material comes from RCA singles pulled together for this sweet little set. Shore's vocals have a really heartbreaking quality at times – deep feeling, and a lot less of the hoke that we remember from later years – although on the more upbeat numbers, she also manages to swing pretty well too! Titles include "Easy To Love", "Once In A While", "It Had To Be You", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "That Great Come & Get It Day", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a Meet The Girls sticker on front.)

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Keely SmithLittle Girl Blue/Little Girl New ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
A beautiful solo moment from the lovely Keely Smith – the singer who first rose to fame in a famous 50s partnership with the lively Louis Prima – but who always had a lot more to offer right under the surface! On her earlier Capitol Records albums with Prima, Keely would occasionally get the chance to step out solo and do a more sophisticated song or two – yet here, working for Reprise, she's out in the spotlight, singing to incredible Nelson Riddle arrangements, and really knocking it out of the park! Smith has a vocal range that should have made her huge – certainly in the company of the bigger, more mature female singers of the 60s – and side one of the album features mellow tracks, with some more upbeat material on side two. Titles include "Once In A Lifetime", "Little Girl Blue", "I'll Never Be The Same", "Willow Weep For Me", "New Sun In The Skies", "A Lot Of Livin To Do", and "It's Good To Be Alive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo tri-color pressing with deep groove.)

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Jeri SouthernJeri – Jeri Southern Sings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Candelite, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Obscure work from the great Jeri Southern – titles that include "Down With Love", "Crazy He Calls Me", "Everything But You", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "It's D'Lovely", and "September In The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese 10" pressing – on Norma!)

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Jeri SouthernJeri Southern Meets Cole Porter ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A set of lovely, beautiful vocals from Jeri – with good natured, brass flavored arrangements by Billy May – excellently done, with a variety of moods from sweet and playful, to grand and romantic. Great stuff! Titles include "Don't Look At Me That Way", "Get Out Of Town", "Looking At You", and "It's Bad For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Cecilia Stalin & Khari SimmonsStory Of Love EP ... LP
Cecilia Stalin (UK), 2015. Sealed ... $6.99
We've always loved vocalist Cecilia Stalin, no matter what the setting – but here, she might be in the best company ever – working with jazzy backings from Khari Cabral Simmons and other members of the Atlanta scene – on a record that's drenched in soul from the very first note! Stalin hails from London, was born in Sweden, and worked with Koop and other overseas acts – but she's also got this strongly soulful quality that's always made her a favorite with American listeners too – and here, working with Khari, she's almost returning the favor by giving a special sort of Atlanta spin to her music! The music's based on strong basslines from Simmons, and features lots of warm keyboards – and all the rhythms are live, with a spontaneous jazzy undercurrent that works perfect with Cecilia's lovely vocals. Our only complaint might be that we would have loved a full record from the duo – but the four songs here offer maybe more than most other full LPs. Titles include a great reworking of Jon Lucien's "Sunny Day", plus "He Loves You", "The Story Of Love", and "Norwegian Wood". (New Grooves, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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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!)
Also available Samba '68 (Japanese pressing) ... CD 11.99

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Marcos ValleSamba '68 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1968. Used ... $11.99
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) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDay In The Life – Impressions Of Pepper ... CD
Verve, 2018. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
Contemporary jazz artists reinterpret songs from Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – with tracks that include "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by Makaya McCraven, "With A Little Help From My Friends" by Mary Halvorsen, "Good Morning Good Morning" by Shabaka & The Ancestors, "Day In The Life" by Juju Exchange, "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Antonio Sanchez, "Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite" by Brandee Younger, "Within You Without You" by Onyx Collective, and "Lovely Rita" by Miles Mosley. (Jazz, Vocalists) CD
 
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Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some ring wear.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
This is a 60s set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is a 60s set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite edition!)
 
 
 



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