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Chris ConnorChris Connor At The Village Gate ... CD
FM/Roulette, 1963. Used ... $3.99
One of Chris Connor's most obscure albums from the 60s – and one of her nicest too! The record's got a less polished feel than some of Connor's work for Atlantic or ABC – recorded live at the Village Gate, and divided up into "late" and "early" shows that both have a slightly different spirit. Backing is by a small group that includes Mundell Lowe on guitar, Ronnie Ball on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Shaunessy on drums – and the liveness of the recording really comes through, in a way that gets more at the boozy Chris of late nite clubs than you'd hear on most of her studio albums. Titles include "All Or Nothing At All", "Old Devil Moon", "Goodbye", "Only The Lonely", "Black Coffee", "Ten Cents A Dance", and "Only The Lonely". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor At The Village Gate ... CD
FM/Roulette (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Chris Connor's most obscure albums from the 60s – and one of her nicest too! The record's got a less polished feel than some of Connor's work for Atlantic or ABC – recorded live at the Village Gate, and divided up into "late" and "early" shows that both have a slightly different spirit. Backing is by a small group that includes Mundell Lowe on guitar, Ronnie Ball on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Shaunessy on drums – and the liveness of the recording really comes through, in a way that gets more at the boozy Chris of late nite clubs than you'd hear on most of her studio albums. Titles include "All Or Nothing At All", "Old Devil Moon", "Goodbye", "Only The Lonely", "Black Coffee", "Ten Cents A Dance", and "Only The Lonely". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers (remastered edition) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1954. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Not the sleepy tunes you might guess from the "lullaby" in the title – but a wonderful collection of early small group material from vocalist Chris Connor! The set's got a very unusual format – in that the group's instrumentation is really different than the regular piano trio accompaniment – at a level that definitely unlocks the most modern tones in Connor's vocals! Vinnie Burke heads up the group on bass – and players include Joe Cinderalla on guitar, Don Burns on accordion, Ronny Odrich on clarinet and flute, and Art Madigan on drums – all laying out some great dark tones with lots of moody shadows for Chris to work with. Titles include "Lush Life", "Out Of This World", "Cottage For Sale", "How Long", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Chris ConnorI Miss You So ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Good+ ... $4.99
A beautiful title for a beautiful record – one that sums up the subtle sense of sadness that makes the work of Chris Connor so great! There's a sense of longing here that steps out from the very first tune – one that's beautifully moody, without being overindulgent or too emotive. Backings are from larger arrangements by Ray Ellis, but the record also has a light jazzy feel – intimate in approach, with a great sense of balance. Chris' voice is at once personal and removed – a razor's edge of emotion, repressing some impulses, and opening up surprisingly at other moments. Titles include "Mixed Emotions", "I Miss You So", "Go Way From My Window", "I Love You Yes I Do", "Trust In Me", "Past The Age Of Innocence", "Time Out For Tears", "My Heart Is So Full Of You", "My Ideal", "They All Laughed", "Speak Low", and "Radar Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pinwheel pressing.)

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Chris ConnorI Walk With Music ... CD
High Note, 2002. Used ... $5.99
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(Punch through barcode.)

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Chris ConnorIn Person/Sings George Gershwin ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
2 classic Atlantic sides from Chris! Chris Connor In Person is a nice little live set – recorded at the Village Vanguard with a group that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Eddie De Haas on bass, Bill Rubenstein on piano, and Lex Humphries on drums. The setting of the album is similar to some of Chris' work at Bethlehem – save for the fact that there's a bit more "room" in the recording than on the very close-miked Bethlehem sets. Titles include "Round Midnight", "All About Ronnie", "Fine & Dandy", "Misty", "Senor Blues", and "Angel Eyes". Sings George Gershwin is pretty much what it says – versions of Gershwin tunes, done in a more arranged style than the live set – but still pretty nice. Titles include "Love Walked In", "I Loves You Porgy", "Love Is Here To Stay", "A Foggy Day", and "Summertime". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris ConnorPortrait Of Chris ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99
A very moody album from Chris Connor – one that features arrangements by Ronnie Ball and Jimmy Jones, on a somber set of songs that makes the album one of Chris' darkest for Atlantic! Most of the tunes are in small group settings – a bit tightly arranged, but in a good way that gives the record a kind of June Christy sort of sound – never to overdone on the vocal tip, with a sense of restraint that only further creates tensions in the tunes! There's a level of sophistication here that's way different than the somewhat cheesy image on the cover – and titles include "Where Flamingos Fly", "Alone Together", "I'm Glad There Is You", "If I Should Lose You", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Love". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Chris ConnorSweet & Swinging ... LP
Progressive, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Features Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute – and titles that include "Where Flamingos Fly", "Things Are Swinging", "Out Of This World", and "I Feel A Song Coming On". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris ConnorWarm Cool – The Atlantic Years ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $15.99
CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorAs Time Goes By ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With the Hank Jones Trio. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland ... CD
Bethlehem/Jazz Heritage, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of tracks that represents some of Chris Connor's first recordings as a solo act – culled from earlier ep and 10" releases, and issued here on a full LP with a total of 15 tracks. Backing is by three groups – the Ellis Larkin Trio, Vinnie Burke's Quartet, and Sy Oliver's Orchestra – and Chris is in fine fine form, vocalizing with that icy tone we love so much, a bit sad, and a bit mellow, but always heartfelt, without the forced emotion of other singers of her generation. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Goodbye", "Spring Is Here", "Ask Me", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "He's Coming Home". CD

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✨✧ Chris ConnorI Miss You So/Witchcraft ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1956/1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 lovely sides by Chris Conner – early albums she recorded for Atlantic, right after her years at Bethlehem, where she'd perfected an icy cool style of singing that's still to be matched to this day! Both albums feature larger arrangements – I Miss You So by Ray Ellis, and Witchcraft by Richard Wess – but they also have a light jazzy feel, intimate in approach, despite the larger musical backings. Chris' voice is at once personal and removed – a razor's edge of emotion, repressing some impulses, and opening up surprisingly at other moments. There's a total of 24 tracks in all, and titles include "Skyscraper Blues", "Mixed Emotions", "I Miss You So", "Go Way From My Window", "I Love You Yes I Do", "Baltimore Oriole", and "How Little We Know". CD

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✨✧ Chris ConnorJazz Date With Chris Connor/Chris Craft ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful stuff – and a great CD that brings together 2 of Chris Connor's best jazz albums for Atlantic! Just about all of Chris' records are great, but on both of these she really hits her stride – working in the small combo setting that she first recorded with, singing to sensitive backing by players like Lucky Thompson, Mundell Lowe, Oscar Pettiford, Joe Puma, and Al Cohn. Arrangements on A Jazz Date are by Ralph Sharon, and those on Chris Craft are by Stan Free – and they both work perfectly to bring out the best of Chris' icy cool vocals! 24 cuts in all, including "The Night We Called It A Day", "Lover Man", "Be My All", "Here Lies Love", "Moon Ray", "All I Need Is You", "Driftwood", and "Lonely Town". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorWeekend In Paris ... CD
United Artists/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Chris Connor – a French session cut with arranger Michel Colombier, and a real standout from the rest of her recordings! There's a maturity here that's really great – a sound that's every bit as sad and sexy as Connor's work for Atlantic Records, but more sophisticated too – nicely measured in emotion, with maybe a Julie London touch at times, especially in the way the recording style brings out a bit of breathiness in Chris' vocals. Backings have a nice mix of guitar and strings, which creates a different feel than some of Connor's more jazz-based records – gentle and sexy, but never sleepy. Titles include "Meantime", "Johnny", "Chances Are", "I Love My Man", "Hum Drum Blues", and "I Could Go On Singing". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland ... CD
Bethlehem/Charly, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great set of tracks that represents some of Chris Connor's first recordings as a solo act – culled from earlier ep and 10" releases, and issued here on a full LP with a total of 15 tracks. Backing is by three groups – the Ellis Larkin Trio, Vinnie Burke's Quartet, and Sy Oliver's Orchestra – and Chris is in fine fine form, vocalizing with that icy tone we love so much, a bit sad, and a bit mellow, but always heartfelt, without the forced emotion of other singers of her generation. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Goodbye", "Spring Is Here", "Ask Me", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "He's Coming Home". CD

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✨✧ Chris ConnorJazz Date With Chris Connor ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
They got the "jazz date" right in the title on this one – as Chris Connor works here with some exceptional small combo backing – all in a mode that almost takes her back to the earliest sound of her first few records on Bethlehem! Ralph Sharon's the maestro here – handling all the arrangements for a few small combos with players who include Oscar Pettiford on bass, Sam Most on flute, Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, and Lucky Thompson and Al Cohn on tenor – all modern-minded players who turn out to be a really great fit for Connor on the date. A few numbers even feature added Latin percussion from Mongo Santamaria – and titles include "All I Need Is You", "Driftwood", "Fancy Free", "It Only Happens When I Dance With You", and "Lonely Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with clicks and crackles.)
 
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Dorothy CarlessMixed Emotions ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Nothing mixed about Dorothy Carless' vocals here – as they're rock-solid, and put together beautifully for the record – nicely understated at most points, and sung with a warm jazz-based approach! Carless has the careful manner of some of the best 50s small group singers – the easygoing, almost naturalistic feel you'd hear in June Christy or Chris Connor – presented here with spare backings that mostly feature piano as the prominent instrument next to the voice! There's an undercurrent of sadness that really makes the album work – and titles include "Little Girl Blue", "When The Wind Was Green", "Fancy Free", "One For My Baby", and "Susan's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Helen CarrWhy Do I Love You ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $8.99
A real gem from the glory days of the Bethlehem Records jazz scene! Although the Bethlehem label had some great success with some of its vocal stars – like Chris Connor or Mel Torme – they also had a strong commitment to jazz vocals that stretched way past the big names, to include many excellent under-recognized singers, like Helen Carr. This rare album from the mid 50s is a perfect example of the label's commitment at work – as it features Carr in a beautifully no-nonsense setting, with spare instrumental backing by just a trio – Howard Roberts on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Cappy Lewis on trumpet – a really unusual mix that helps make the album something special. The tracks are very well-selected – and move past the usual nuggets found on lackluster vocal jazz sessions, to include nice little tunes like "Symphony", "Lonely Street", "My Kind Of Trouble Is You", "Do I Worry", and "Then You've Never Been Blue". A nice lost vocal jazz treasure! CD

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Paula CastleLost Love ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the few albums ever cut by 50s singer Paula Castle – a really great vocalist with a sound that matches the best Bethlehem records work of her labelmate, Chris Connor! Castle's got a nicely-composed approach to singing – never too flowery or overdone, yet also never too cool, either – a perfect balance that comes through beautifully with the set's stripped-down backings – just a quartet with Ronnie Selbey on piano, and flute by Sam Most. Most's flute really shades in the tunes nicely – underscoring things with some subtle blue tones that are really great – and titles include "I'm Shooting High", "Yesterday's Gardenias", "Here I Am In Love Again", and "Lost Love". CD

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Peggy LeeBlack Coffee ... CD
Decca/Verve, 1953/1956. Used ... $3.99
A pivotal album in the career of Peggy Lee, and one that marked her turning from a singer of pop and swing material, to a sensitive interpreter of jazz material. The album's one of the best-ever by Peggy, and features the kind of material that's not easy to find amidst the bulk of her pop-oriented work – a moving set of ballads and torchy numbers, recorded in small-combo fashion, in a style that's similar to some of Chris Connor's later Bethlehem work. The combo includes Cootie Chesterfield on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Max Wayne on bass, and Ed Shaughnessy on drums. A real treasure – with titles like "A Woman Alone With The Blues", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Easy Living", and "Black Coffee". This reissue features all 12 tracks from the full-length LP. CD
(Out of print.)

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Julie LondonJulie London at Home ... CD
Liberty/EMI (Japan), 1960. Used ... $9.99
One of Julie London's strongest overall albums – a great session that features small group backings with a warm and intimate feel! There's less of the languid sadness of some of Julie's other records, and more of the dreamy floating style of singers like Chris Connor or June Christy on this one. The feeling of the album's great, and it shows that Julie was much more than a pop singer with sexy looks and a smoky finish – although we're happy to hear that on here too! Titles include "Let There Be Love", "Goodbye", "You've Changed", "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To", "Lonesome Road", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "The Thrill Is Gone". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Lee ScottSings Cool Music For Warm People ... LP
Strand, 1959. Very Good ... $11.99
A well-titled set from Lee Scott – a record that has a slight bit of cool jazz in the backings, but which comes across with ver warm appeal, thanks to Scott's great vocals. Lee's almost got a Chris Connor/June Christy sort of feel here – a sound that's somewhat moody and with nicely blue tinges on the bottom. Backings are by a quintet arranged by Tony Luis – and titles include "Far East", "Blues", "I'm Glad There Is You", "When The Sun Comes Out", "Sugar-Coated Dreams", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lu Ann SimmsAt Separate Tables ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $14.99
A sweet vocal treasure from Lu Ann Simms – one of those great 50s singers who hardly made a mark on the rest of the world – but managed to leave behind a great record like this! Simms' has this really wonderful sound – easygoing, yet full of feeling – a balance that few of her contemporaries can do this well without sounding too emotive or schmaltzy. There's almost a Chris Connor vibe to the record – particularly from Chris' shift to Atlantic Records – and Dave Terry handles the orchestra with a great gentle touch – plenty of room for Lu Ann's vocals in the lead! Titles include "Separate Tables", "My Dream Is Yours", "This Is Always", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "No Love No Nothin". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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VariousBethlehem For Cafe Apres Midi ... CD
Bethlehem/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99
A cool collection of classic work from the Bethlehem Records label – and one that's got a very different vibe than usual! The set's part of the excellent Cafe Apres Midi series from Japan – and like other volumes in the series, there's a special focus on groovier, more upbeat numbers from Bethlehem – with an especially strong emphasis on the kinds of vocal tracks that made the label great! There's less late night and blue numbers here than there are the kind of sprightly tracks that really stand out in the catalog – and the set's got a massive 28 tracks in all, with over 80 minutes of music – on titles that include "Night In Tunisia" by Frank Minion, "Mountain Greenery" by Paula Castle, "My Romance" by Joe Derise, "Blue Turning Grey Over You" by Audrey Morris, "The Way You Look Tonight" by Mel Torme, "That Old Black Magic" by Bobby Troup, "Lullaby Of Birdland" by Chris Connor, "Let's Fall In Love" by Teal Joy, "How About You" by Terry Morel, "Old Devil Moon" by Bob Dorough, "Gone With The Wind" by Donna Brooks, "All Of Me" by Johnny Hartman, and "This Can't Be Love" by Pat Moran. CD

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✨✧ Doris Day & Andre PrevinDuet ... CD
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from singer Doris Day – and a record that may well be her jazziest for Columbia – thanks to backing from the Andre Previn trio! The pianist is still at the height of his early jazz powers here – able to solo boldly when needed, but almost more equipped as a painter in tonal color – which he uses beautifully to emphasize all the right emotive currents in Day's vocals. The approach is great – quite sophisticated, and almost at the level of a Chris Connor record at times – and very different than the Doris you might expect from her comedic films of the time. Yet that sense of surprise is also what always made her one of the secret sexy stars of her generation – as comes through beautifully on tunes that include "Yes", "Close Your Eyes", "Remind Me", "Daydreaming", "Give Me Time", and "Nobody's Heart". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousJoey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol 2 ... CD
Z Records (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning soul from the 70s – all reworked here by dancefloor maestro Joey Negro – who gives all these grooves even more punch than before! Joey's own music has plenty of vintage styles – and his work with older cuts is even better – able to open them up, break them apart, and rework all the best elements at a level that rivals classic work by Tom Moulton or Larry Levan! And like both of them, Joey's most at home when the cuts have a lot of soul at the core – as is definitely the case with the numbers here – a really well-chosen array of tracks that includes 70s soul classics, disco numbers, and funky club cuts – all served up in special Joey Negro mixes of "Love Ballad" by George Benson, "Come Go With Me" by Pockets, "Can We Come Together" by The Trammps, "Open Your Mind" by Kleeer, "Every Kinda People" by Robert Palmer, "I'm Here Again" by Thelma Houston, "Music Is My Way Of Life" by Patti Labelle, "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Straight From The Heart" by Loose Change, "Time Waits For No One" by Jean Carn, "Stella" by Norman Connors, "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" by Willie Hutch, and "Here We Go Again" by People's Choice. Heck, Joey even does a great job with "Ride Like The Wind" by Christopher Cross! CD

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✨✧ VariousJoey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol 2 ... CD
Z Records (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Stunning soul from the 70s – all reworked here by dancefloor maestro Joey Negro – who gives all these grooves even more punch than before! Joey's own music has plenty of vintage styles – and his work with older cuts is even better – able to open them up, break them apart, and rework all the best elements at a level that rivals classic work by Tom Moulton or Larry Levan! And like both of them, Joey's most at home when the cuts have a lot of soul at the core – as is definitely the case with the numbers here – a really well-chosen array of tracks that includes 70s soul classics, disco numbers, and funky club cuts – all served up in special Joey Negro mixes of "Love Ballad" by George Benson, "Come Go With Me" by Pockets, "Can We Come Together" by The Trammps, "Open Your Mind" by Kleeer, "Every Kinda People" by Robert Palmer, "I'm Here Again" by Thelma Houston, "Music Is My Way Of Life" by Patti Labelle, "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Straight From The Heart" by Loose Change, "Time Waits For No One" by Jean Carn, "Stella" by Norman Connors, "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" by Willie Hutch, and "Here We Go Again" by People's Choice. Heck, Joey even does a great job with "Ride Like The Wind" by Christopher Cross! CD
 
 
 



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