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Chris ConnorAs Time Goes By ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1991. Used ... $4.99
With the Hank Jones Trio. CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris ConnorChris ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
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.)

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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 ConnorSings Lullabys For Lovers EP ... 7-inch
Bethlehem, 1954. Very Good (pic cover)... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chris ConnorThis Is Chris (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
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. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonDouble Exposure ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good- ... $1.99
One of Chris Connor's standout albums for Atlantic Records – and a session that actually makes us really appreciate the presence of Maynard Ferguson! The album's got a bit more punch than some of Chris' other records for the label, and is a nice shift in mood after a series of sad, dreamy, sometimes sleepy albums of ballads and sadder songs. Chris still manages to get in some rich emotion on the set, but the overall sound is a bit more swinging and upbeat – with a good set of tunes that includes "Summertime", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "That's How It Went All Right", "It Never Entered My Mind", and "Black Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on London. Cover has yellowed tape on the seams.)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor At The Village Gate ... CD
FM/Roulette (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... About June 29, 2016
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

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Chris ConnorPortrait Of Chris ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... About July 27, 2016
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

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Chris ConnorWeekend In Paris ... CD
United Artists/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... About July 27, 2016
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

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Chris ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland ... CD
Bethlehem, 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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Ran BlakeRapport ... LP
Novus, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Some solo numbers, but some great duets with Ricky Ford on tenor or Anthony Braxton on alto! Also features one unusual number – "Wende" – with Chris Connor on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Julie LondonJulie London at Home ... CD
Liberty/EMI (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $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

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Pat Moran with Bev KellyComplete Trio Recordings with Scott LaFaro (This Is Pat Moran/Beverly Kelly Sings) ... CD
Audio Fidelity/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957. Used ... $9.99
Both Audio Fidelity sessions from pianist Pat Moran – back to back on one CD! First up is the album This Is Pat Moran – great instrumental work from a pianist who first grabbed our attention for her vocal work on Bethlehem, but who steps out here nicely in a trio setting! The group here features a very young Scott LaFaro on bass – not as arch modern as on his recordings from a few years later, but still unlocking a nice sort of sound on his instrument – one that sometimes rivals Moran's work on the keys for melodic attention. The drummer on the date is Johnny Whited – and titles include "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Onilisor", "Stella By Starlight", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Blackeyed Peas", "I Could Have Danced All Night", "Farewells", and "Blues". Next up is a vocal session recorded at the same time – not with Moran singing, but an early date from vocalist Bev Kelly! Kelly's vocals are intimate and warm – with qualities that remind us a bit of Chris Connor on Bethlehem, but without as much of a sense of darkness. The tunes are mostly familiar ones, but they're recorded with some nice elements that keep things interesting – thanks especially to the work of Moran and LaFaro! Titles include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "The Man I Love", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "But Not For Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeBlack Coffee ... CD
Decca/Verve, 1953/1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Barcode has a mark.)
 
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VariousJoey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol 2 – Part A ... LP
Z Records (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
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. Titles on this first volume include speical mixes of "You Saved My Day" by Cheryl Lynn, "Stella" by Norman Connors, "Straight From The Heart" by Loose Change, "Music Is My Way Of Life" by Patti Labelle, "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Open Your Mind" by Kleeer, "Ride Like The Wind" by Christopher Cross, and "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" by Willie Hutch. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Joey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol 2 ... CD 16.99

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VariousJoey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol 2 ... CD
Z Records (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
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
Also available Joey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol 2 – Part A ... LP 31.99
 
 
 



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