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Tokiko KatoAi No Kurashi/Shiretokoryojo ... LP
Polydor (Japan), Early 80s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
(Global Grooves, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Cally KwongLiu Xia Pei Wo ... LP
Polydor (Hong Kong), 1987. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Global Grooves, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and insert. Cover has unglued seams.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeePeggy ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An unusual UK album, recorded at a time when Peggy Lee wasn't doing as much work on this side of the Atlantic! Features backings by Pete Moore's orchestra – and Moore also handled arrangements. LP, Vinyl record album

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OdettaOdetta Sings ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Quite different than the usual Odetta album – and a record that has the folk singer running through some hipper more modern numbers, often with a bit of a funky twist! Some tracks were recorded in Muscle Shoals with a small combo that includes Roger Hawkins, Eddie Hinton, and Jimmy Johnson – but the best tunes were recorded in LA, with Carole King on piano and some tight arrangements by Jimmie Haskell. The LP includes Odetta's original funky track "Hit Or Miss", which is a very nice groover – plus other tracks like "Give A Damn", "Mama Told Me Not To Come", "Bless The Children", and "Movin It On". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Rare SilkRed Clay/Sugar/New York Afternoon/(I Can Recall) Spain ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A way hipper record than you'd guess from a group with a name like "Rare Silk" – and some of the best group jazz vocalese recorded in the 80s! The group is a quartet of voices – 3 female, 1 male – and they come together in a style that's far less hokey than most of the other practitioners of this mode at the time – a timeless sort of hipster approach that's really got a lot of the same sort of energy as Mark Murphy on Muse! Backing is small combo jazz on all numbers, with some really sweet keyboards on a few of the best tracks – and this EP is a promo sampler from the full New Weave album – with 4 tracks that include Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay", Richie Cole's "New York Afternoon", Chick Corea's "Spain", and Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marlena ShawLove Is In Flight ... LP
Verve/Polydor, 1988. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked bit of 80s soul from Marlena Shaw – and a mostly R&B-based album, despite it's appearance on Verve! Although the date is late, Marlena's still keeping the same vibe going that she used in her late 70s work for Columbia – a sophisticated mix of soul and jazz, handled here with an approach that's still got all of the class of earlier years, and which comes across a lot more warmly than you might expect for the time! Titles include "This Time", "With You", "I Must Be In Love", "Loving You", "I'll Remember You", and "Before You Know It". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady Sings the Blues ... LP
Verve, 1956. Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Possibly one of the most essential Billie Holiday albums for Verve – a set that carries the same title as her famous autobiography, and which also features many key numbers from her songbook at the time! The feel here is quite easygoing and relaxed – with small group backing behind Billie's vocals, which themselves are recorded cleanly and clearly throughout. One side features backing by a combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Paul Quinichette on tenor – and the other features a group that includes Bobby Tucker on piano, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and the great Willie Smith on alto sax. Titles include plenty of classics – including "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", "No Good Man", "Good Morning Heartache", "I Must Have That Man", and "Trav'lin' Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2047. Library copy – Cover has partially split seams, an index sticker, and a peeled spot on the front. Labels have a sticker.)
Also available Lady Sings the Blues ... CD 2.99

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Sings The Winners ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Anita O'Day pays tribute to Downbeat poll winners by singing vocal versions of their big hits in this lively set of jazz tracks from the 50s! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Russ Garcia, both swinging as nicely as they ever did – and the setting of the album keeps Anita nicely in line, sticking to more straight jazz material than you might hear on some of her other sets from the same period. Titles include "Frenesi", "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Early Autumn", "Four Brothers", "Four", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing on Polydor, including the obi & insert.)

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonIn The Land Of Hi Fi ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Hi Fi in the title might imply that there's a bit more going on here arrangement-wise than on some of Dinah's other albums – but the scoring by Hal Mooney is still pretty straight, in a sophisticated jazzy mode that works best with the vocals, and which never overwhelms the singing for sake of some silly instrumental flourishes. Junior Mance plays piano with the group, and titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "My Ideal", "Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You", "If I Were A Bell", "Say It Isn't So", and "What'll I Tell My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Polydor pressing in a barcode cover.)

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