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Lavern Baker/Chris Connor/Herbie Mann/Bobby ShortNo Strings – An After Theater Version ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99
An "after theater" version of the Richard Rogers musical No Strings – done in a cool way that really changes the feel of the music! The "cast" for the set is an assortment of Atlantic Records artists from the early 60s – Herbie Mann, Chris Connor, Lavern Baker, and Bobby Short – all brought together to perform the tunes, which are recast nicely in arrangements by Mann, Al Cohn, and Bobby Scott. Chris Connor sings "The Sweetest Sounds", "No Strings", "Look No Further", and "Nobody Told Me"; Bobby Short sings "Be My Host", "An Orthodox Fool", and "The Man Who Has Everything"; Lavern Baker sings "Eager Beaver" and "Loads Of Love"; and Herbie Mann plays a cool Latinized version of "La La La". CD

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Ran BlakeCocktails At Dusk – A Noir Tribute To Chris Connor ... CD
Impulse, 2015. New Copy ... $26.99
A really unique little album from pianist Ran Blake – and that's saying a lot, given that all of his music is pretty darn unique! The album features Blake at his warmest – serving up a tribute to the vocalist Chris Connor, but at a level that's mostly instrumental – as a good number of the tracks just feature Ran on solo piano – creating dark, moody shapes from the bare bones of songs that were a big part of Connor's famous 50s recordings for Bethlehem Records – really blue, melancholy numbers that sound completely different in Blake's hands, but which have the same sort of haunting feel as Chris' vocal versions. Laika Fatien sings on 3 of the album's 13 tracks – with a very mellow, almost icy style that we've never heard from her before – and 2 more tracks feature Ricky Ford on tenor, playing with an approach that's surprisingly well-suited to Ran's piano. Titles include "All About Ronnie", "Why Can't I", "Where Are You", "Moon Ride", "Driftwood", "Speak Low", and "Go Way From My Window". CD

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Chris ConnorChris ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... $8.99
An excellent CD that brings together 24 tracks lifted from some of Chris' lesser-known recordings for the Bethlehem label – including some tunes from eps and early 10" LPs. Backing on the set is by The Ellis Larkins Trio, The Vinnie Burke Quartet, The Ralph Sharon combo, and Sy Oliver's orchestra – and the CD features tracks that include "All about Ronnie", "In Other Words", "A Good Man Is A Seldom Thing", "I Hear Music", "Out Of This World", and "Lush Life" – in both original and alternate versions. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp inside booklet.)
Also available Chris ... LP 28.99

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Chris ConnorChris ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
An excellent LP that brings together a dozen tracks from some of Chris' lesser-known recordings for the Bethlehem label – originally released as eps and early 10" LPs. Backing on the set is by The Ellis Larkins Trio, The Vinnie Burke Quartet, The Ralph Sharon combo, and Sy Oliver's orchestra – and the set features tracks that include "All About Ronnie", "In Other Words", "A Good Man Is A Seldom Thing", "I Hear Music", "Out Of This World", and "Lush Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – red label and deep groove! Vinyl is nice, but has some light marks from the old paper inner sleeve. Cover has light wear in two corners, but is nice too)
Also available Chris ... CD 8.99

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Chris ConnorChris Connor ... CD
Atlantic, 1956. Used ... $6.99
The first album in a legendary run of vocal jazz classics on Atlantic Records – and a set that really helped Chris Connor move to a new level of expression in her music! The sound here is much richer than Connor's previous recordings for Bethlehem – and the small combo jazz backings have been replaced by fuller orchestrations by Ralph Burns – done in a cool, edgey sort of way that really pushes Chris into newly sophisticated territory! The sound's on a par with the best June Christy/Pete Rugolo collaborations on Capitol – and the group's filled with some great jazz players, including Zoot Sims, John Lewis, Milt Hinton, and Oscar Pettiford. Titles include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "My April Heart", "He Was Good to Me", "Where Are You", and "Get Out Of Town". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1954. Sealed ... $11.99
One of the most compelling early albums recorded by Chris Connor for Bethlehem – a sweet little 10" session that was part of her initial "lullabies" series! The backings on the set are extremely haunting – played by the Vinnie Burke Quartet, with a lineup that includes accordion, guitar, bass, and drums – all of which makes for a more unusual sound than the usual piano trio backings that might accompany a singer like Chris! Titles include "Lush Life", "Out Of This World", "Cottage For Sale", "How Long", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 10" LP reissue.)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
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 14 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – deep groove and heavy vinyl, with the more relaxed facial expression in the photo. Cover has a split bottom seam, a half-split top seam, and light wear, with some staining and marker on the back.)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1954. Very Good- ... $29.99
A great set of tracks that represent some of Chris Connor's first recordings as a solo act – a classic album originally issued as a 10" LP by the Bethlehem label! Backing is by the trio of Ellis Larkins – a great pianist with a really moody style that perfectly fits Connor's vocals – and Chris is in fine fine form, singing 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 "I Hear Music", "What Is There To Say", "Why Shouldn't I", "All About Ronnie", and "Spring Is Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the bottom seam, and some wear and a small sticker on back.)

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Chris ConnorChris In Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Good+ ... $2.99
A nice little live set from Chris – 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 – very small combo and jazzy, save for the fact that there's a bit more "room" in the recording than on the very close-miked Bethlehem sessions. The approach is a great one to open up another new side of Connor's talents – and the album has a bit tighter feel than Chris' other live album from the same period. Titles include "Round Midnight", "All About Ronnie", "Fine & Dandy", "Misty", "Senor Blues", and "Angel Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a stereo stamp on the front.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorI Miss You So/Witchcraft ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1956/1959. Used ... $8.99
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 ConnorLover Come Back To Me – Live At Sweet Basil ... CD
Evidence, 1981. Used ... $8.99
Cool jazz vocalist Chris Connor makes a strong appearance in this early 80s outing, recorded at New York's Sweet Basil club with backing by the Fred Hersch trio. The format is free and easy, a bit loungey, but never too much so – and Chris sounds surprisingly great in this stripped-down setting. Tunes include "Where Flamingos Fly", "A Foggy Day", "Lush Life", "Just In Time", "All About Ronnie", "I Hear The Music Now", and "All Or Nothing At All". 15 tracks in all. CD

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Chris ConnorThis Is Chris ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
Beautifully icy vocals from the amazing Chris Connor – the kind of record that set a new standard for vocal jazz back in the 50s! The session's a small group one – with Chris singing intimately alongside backing from Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Kai Winding and JJ Johnson on trombones, Joe Puma on guitar, and Ralph Sharon on piano – all lightly arranged to allow Connor's vocals prime placement in the record, while shading in the spaces with some nicely modern colors. Titles are mostly familiar, but wonderfully transformed into Connor's own personal statements – and tracks include "Ridin High", "It's All Right With Me", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart", "All This & Heaven Too", "Trouble Is a Man", "Blame It On My Youth", and "The Thrill Is Gone". CD

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Chris ConnorWitchcraft EP ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
Includes "Witchcraft", "Just In Time", "I Hear The Music Now", and "I'll Never Be Free". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chris ConnorFour Classic Albums Plus (Chris/Sings Lullabys Of Birdland/This Is Chris/Chris Connor) ... CD
Avid, Mid 50s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Gentle Bossa Nova ... CD
ABC/Just A Memory (Canada), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great album from Chris Connor – and very different than most of her other work of the 60s! The album's got a light bossa feel, as you'd guess from the title – an approach that works wonderfully with Connor's vocals, and helps push her into territory that's plenty fresh, and pretty darn groovy too! The great Pat Williams handled the arrangements – in that lightly dancing mode that he used for his work on Verve, and select soundtracks too – a blend of jazz and larger orchestrations that's mighty nice, and every bit as captivating as the vocals from Chris. Titles include the great Steve & Eydie cut "Can't Get Over the Bossa Nova" – plus "A Quiet Thing", "Taste Of Honey", "Feeling Good", "Baby The Rain Must Fall", and "Stranger On The Shore". Great cover, too – with Chris looking all boozy! CD
(Digipack has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers (remastered edition) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Chris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers (10 inch LP) ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings The George Gershwin Almanac Of Song ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real standout in Chris Connor's legendary run for Atlantic Records – and a unique double-length set that was almost her answer to some of the 2LP Verve songbook sessions from Ella Fitzgerald! Like those, this album's based upon the work of a single composer – and features key Gershwin compositions from the 20s and 30s, redone here with a moody, mellow, jazz-based approach – one that unlocks even more darkness in these tunes than you might expect! Instrumentation is by a number of different small groups – assemblages of players who include Joe Newman on trumpet, Sam Most on clarinet, Herbie Mann on flute, Milt Jackson on vibes, Al Cohn on tenor, and Ralph Sharon on piano – all working with arrangements by Sharon, Ray Ellis, and Stan Free. The album features a whopping 32 titles in all – with tracks that include "A Foggy Day", "Strike Up The Band", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Little Jazzbird", "My One & Only", "That Certain Feeling", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Liza", "Soon", and "I Can't Be Bothered Now". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Strike Up The Band" and "Summertime", done in different takes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare LP pressing – black label with deep groove – in nice shape. Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorCool Chris ... CD
Affinity/Charly (UK), 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorFree Spirits ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff – and one of Chris Connor's greatest records for Atlantic! There's a depth to this set that passes some of her others from the time – partially because the album features a very hip set of tunes, written by Ornette Coleman, Norman Mapp, John Lewis, Peggy Lee, and others – and partially because the album has some sublime arrangements by Al Cohn that easily shift between darkness and swinging brilliance – all with that perfect sense of balance that Connor brought to her best sessions. Titles include "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", "Jump For Joy", "Night Bird", "Opportunity Please Knock", "Milano", "Day Dream", "Free Spirits", and a great version of "Lonely Woman"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing – and cover is nice! Back has a few light notes and a small name.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first album in a legendary run of vocal jazz classics on Atlantic Records – and a set that really helped Chris Connor move to a new level of expression in her music! The sound here is much richer than Connor's previous recordings for Bethlehem – and the small combo jazz backings have been replaced by fuller orchestrations by Ralph Burns – done in a cool, edgey sort of way that really pushes Chris into newly sophisticated territory! The sound's on a par with the best June Christy/Pete Rugolo collaborations on Capitol – and the group's filled with some great jazz players, including Zoot Sims, John Lewis, Milt Hinton, and Oscar Pettiford. Titles include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "My April Heart", "He Was Good to Me", "Where Are You", and "Get Out Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove, in a heavy cover! Cover has some wear and aging.)
Also available Chris Connor ... CD 6.99
 
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Helen CarrDown In The Depths On The 90th Floor ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
One of the darkest vocal jazz albums of the 50s – packaged with a great title and cover image that features a lone lit window in a New York skyscraper! Helen's got some incredible backing on the record – a small combo that includes Charlie Mariano on alto sax, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, and Donn Trenner on piano – all gently sliding in behind Carr's blue vocals in a way that's similar to some of the Chris Connor work on Bethlehem from the same time. Titles include a near-perfect reading of "Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor", plus "Not Mine", "Tulip Or Turnip", "Moments Like This", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "Memory Of The Rain". CD
Also available Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor (10 inch LP) ... LP 39.99

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Helen CarrDown In The Depths On The 90th Floor (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $39.99
One of the darkest vocal jazz albums of the 50s – packaged with a great title and cover image that features a lone lit window in a New York skyscraper! Helen's got some incredible backing on the record – a small combo that includes Charlie Mariano on alto sax, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, and Donn Trenner on piano – all gently sliding in behind Carr's blue vocals in a way that's similar to some of the Chris Connor work on Bethlehem from the same time. Titles include a near-perfect reading of "Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor", plus "Not Mine", "Tulip Or Turnip", "Moments Like This", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "Memory Of The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some peeling of the gloss along the opening and light discoloration from age.)
Also available Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor ... CD 11.99

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Bette St ClaireBette St Claire At Basin Street East ... LP
Seeco, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Smoky nightclub work from vocalist Bette St Claire – an album that's much more laidback and moody than her studio set from the same time – recorded in a style that's very late nite and intimate! Backings are by the Stan Free Quartet – with Free on piano, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Ed Shaughnessy on drums, and George Duvivier on bass – and the tunes are very spare, with a quality that has them just stepping along very gently – almost even more quiet than some of Chris Connor's first work for Bethlehem. Titles include "Easy To Say", "Moonlight In Vermont", "June's A Word", "Tis Autumn", "Lonelyville", "Like Someone In Love", and "Crazy Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some seam splitting and a stain on the bottom inch.)

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Julie LondonJulie London at Home ... CD
Liberty/EMI (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Around May 20, 2015
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

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✨✧ Helen CarrWhy Do I Love You ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jane HarveyLady Jazz (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Little Jazz Bird, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare UK-only date from vocalist Jane Harvey – a record only issued overseas, but caught at a time when she was really maturing as a singer – working in ways that go far beyond some of her more familiar vocal modes of the early years! The shift is a bit like that which singers like Anita O'Day or Chris Connor were going through at the time – at one level more relaxed, almost as if there was no need to reach for the limelight – and at another more pensive, almost as if the lyrics mean a lot more to Harvey than they might have a decade before. The group on most numbers features piano from John Bunch, plus guitar from Gene Bertoncini and John Pizzarrelli – on titles that include "Tis Autumn", "It All Depends On You", "When A Woman Loves A Man", "The Very Thought Of You", and "Why Can't I". CD also features some other rare bonus tracks – including a handful that feature Harvey singing with the Benny Goodman group! CD

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✨✧ Sue RaneySongs For A Raney Day ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album by this obscure vocalist – one of the first in a great run of work recorded by Sue Raney on the west coast scene! This session has Sue sounding a fair bit like Chris Connor or June Christy – often a bit icy, and sometimes sweet – but without some of the fuller modes on her later records. The album's got surprisingly understated arrangements by Billy May that have a nice jazzy edge – and Raney's vocals have all the wistful qualities you might guess from the title and cover! Titles include "A Blossom Fell", "Impossible", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", "My Prayer", "Wanna Laugh?", "Rain On The Roof", and "Blue Tears". CD

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✨✧ VariousBethlehem For Cafe Apres Midi ... CD
Bethlehem/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Rudy Salvini/Jerry Coker/Ree BrunellIntro To Jazz ... LP
Jazz Records, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful and beautifully obscure set of jazz from the San Francisco scene of the 50s – a set that's split between work by the Rudy Salvini big band, singer Ree Brunell, and smaller group tunes by the Jerry Coker Quartet. Coker's a name that we mostly know from larger group work of later years – but he really sounds tremendous here – stepping out in a small group format on tenor, alongside guitar by Eddie Duran, trumpet by Allan Kieger, and bass by Dean Reilly. These tunes have a wonderfully moody and fluid feel – almost like some of the late 50s Jimmy Giuffre trio work – and Coker titles include "Giggling Oysters", "You'll Stay", and "Waters Edge". The Rudy Salvini band is a pretty nice ensemble – led by trumpeter Rudy in a hard-swinging mode, but one that's filled with rich colors and tones as well. Salvini tunes include "Boots Boots", "Topsy Returns", "Yesterdays", and "Smithsonian". Last up is singer Ree Brunell – a lovely little vocalist with an intimate approach that's a bit in the Chris Connor mode – and amazingly playing drums on the tunes while she's singing, on tracks that include "I'm Glad There Is You", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "Falling In Love With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top seam and bottom corners.)

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✨✧ Helen CarrDown In The Depths On The 90th Floor (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the darkest vocal jazz albums of the 50s – packaged with a great title and cover image that features a lone lit window in a New York skyscraper! Helen's got some incredible backing on the record – a small combo that includes Charlie Mariano on alto sax, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, and Donn Trenner on piano – all gently sliding in behind Carr's blue vocals in a way that's similar to some of the Chris Connor work on Bethlehem from the same time. Titles include a near-perfect reading of "Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor", plus "Not Mine", "Tulip Or Turnip", "Moments Like This", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "Memory Of The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet 10" vinyl reissue – just like the original!)
Also available
Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor (10 inch LP) ... LP 39.99
Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Paula CastleLost Love (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Irene KralBetter Than Anything ... CD
AVA/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great work by a great singer – the far under-recorded Irene Kral, a lovely lady who really bridges a number of different camps in the vocal jazz world! At one level, Irene's got the coolness of a Christy or Connor, but at another, she's got a more open, swinging, and soulful style – one that comes off with none of the hoke of Anita O'Day, and which is a perfect balance between class, cool, and easy going honesty. The trio of Junior Mance provides the backings, and titles include "Better Than Anything", "The Meaning Of The Blues", "Passing By", "No More", "Nobody Else But Me", "This Is Always", and "It's A Wonderful World". CD

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✨✧ Mavis StaplesYou Are Not Alone ... LP
Anti, 2010. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A rawly beautiful set from Mavis Staples – produced by Jeff Tweedy, and we think it's her best of the past decade! There's a roomy, lived in vibe that's achingly effective on this one – the core group is her road band, with additional players including Tweedy, Patrick Sansone, Mark Greenberg, Richard Parenti, and the angelic backing vocals of Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor. Includes a pair of new originals written for Mavis by Jeff Tweedy – the soulful and spirited "You Are Not Alone" and the sly, swaggery "Only The Lord Knows" – plus roosty soul reworkings of traditionals "In Christ There Is No East Or West", "Creep Along Moses" and "Wonderful Savoir", the Roebuck Staples gems "Don't Knock" and "Downward Road, Allen Toussaint's "Last Train", the Rev. Gary Davis penned "I Belong To The Band" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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