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Conte Candoli & Lou Levy/Chris ConnorWest Coast Wailers/Sings Ballads Of The Sad Cafe ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1957/1959. Used ... $4.99
2 icy-cool jazz classics on one CD! The Candoli/Levy session is one of Conte's best-ever records, and it features a tight west coast jazz group playing great hard little numbers like "Pete's Alibi", "Jordu", "Cheremoya", and "Comes Love". Bill Holman's on tenor, and the rhythm section features Leroy Vinnegar and Lawrence Marable – and the whole thing's one of the best (and most overlooked) west coast sessions of the late 50s! Ballads of The Sad Cafe is one of the most heartbreaking albums ever cut by Chris Connor – and it features the lovely vocalist working her way through a great set of moody tracks, with stunning arrangements by Ralph Sharon. Titles include "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Bargain Day", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Ballad Of The Sad Cafe", and "The End Of A Love Affair". The backing is great, too, and it features many strong players! CD

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Chris ConnorChris Connor At The Village Gate (Japanese pressing) ... CD
FM/EMI (Japan), 1963. Used ... $6.99
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 Sings Lullabys For Lovers (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1954. Used ... $19.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
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 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
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp inside booklet.)

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Chris ConnorChris Craft (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1958. Used ... $12.99
Chris' Craft is a great one here – beautifully simple and straightforward jazz vocals, served up at a level that few other singers can match! The album's one of our favorites from Connor's classic years with Atlantic – as it's got a mellow, moody approach that's filled with the darker tones that first caught our ears on Chris' earliest recordings for Bethlehem. Instrumentation here is mostly small combo – arranged by Stan Free, and featuring Free on piano, Bobby Jaspar on flute, Mundell Lowe on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Ed Shaughnessy on drums. Titles include "Be A Clown", "Be My All", "Good For Nothin", "Moonlight In Vermont", "The Night We Called It A Day", "Lover Man", and "On The First Warm Day". CD

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Chris ConnorChris In Person (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. Used ... $12.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris ConnorClassic ... CD
Contemporary, 1986. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris ConnorFinest Of Chris Connor ... LP
Bethlehem, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
A tasty little 2LP set – one that collects the excellent late 50s vocal work cut for the Bethlehem label by Chris Connor! At the time, Chris had a sound that she virtually invented – icy vocals backed by small combo jazz, in a very spare and subtle setting – and the sound was, and is, tremendous – filled with sadness, longing, and booze-soaked sorrow. Instrumentation on the set is by the groups of Ellis Larkins, Vinnie Burke, and Ralph Sharon – and titles include "Trouble Is A Man", "Lush Life", "Out Of This World", "I Hear Music", "All About Ronnie", "Lullaby Of Birdland", and "The Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris ConnorI Miss You So ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Good+ ... $3.99
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
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Chris ConnorIn Person/Sings George Gershwin ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
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 ConnorLove Being Here With You ... LP
Stash, 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained on the bottom 3 inches, with some pen on back.)

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Chris ConnorMisty ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $14.99
An unusual set from the legendary vocalist Chris Connor – a record that's graced with a boozy later image of Chris on the front, but which features a host of rare gems from her late 50s years at Atlantic Records! There's some really wonderful work on the record that easily matches, if not beats Chris Connor gems on some of her bigger albums of the time – especially since some of the cuts show Connor trying out some new modes, and new ideas – elements that go past her usual vocal jazz styles, with some cool inflections that really open things up. Highlights include great versions of "Senor Blues", "Moon Ride", "I Sold My Heart To The Junkman", and "Invitation" – plus "Long Hot Summer", "Fortune Cookies", "Circus", and "Flying Home". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonDouble Exposure ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960/1961. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonTwo's Company ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... About July 26, 2017 (delayed)
Despite any prejudice you might have against Maynard Ferguson, he actually does a damn good job backing up Chris Connor's lovely voice on this record – probably because his band is super-hip, and includes players like Jaki Byard, Joe Farrell, and Rufus Jones. Connor is in fine icy form, as usual – and it's nice to hear her get a bit more jazzy backing than some of the more somber arrangements you'll hear on her Atlantic sessions. Titles include "The Wind", "Send For Me", "Where Do You Go?", and "Deep Song". CD
Also available
Two's Company ... CD 9.99
Two's Company (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch 1.99

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonTwo's Company ... CD
Roulette/Fresh Sound (Spain), Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Despite any prejudice you might have against Maynard Ferguson, he actually does a damn good job backing up Chris Connor's lovely voice on this record – probably because his band is super-hip, and includes players like Jaki Byard, Joe Farrell, and Rufus Jones. Connor is in fine icy form, as usual – and it's nice to hear her get a bit more jazzy backing than some of the more somber arrangements you'll hear on her Atlantic sessions. Titles include "The Wind", "Send For Me", "Where Do You Go?", and "Deep Song". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Two's Company (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch 1.99

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonTwo's Company (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
Despite any prejudice you might have against Maynard Ferguson, he actually does a damn good job backing up Chris Connor's lovely voice on this record – probably because his band is super-hip, and includes players like Jaki Byard, Joe Farrell, and Rufus Jones. Connor is in fine icy form, as usual – and it's nice to hear her get a bit more jazzy backing than some of the more somber arrangements you'll hear on her Atlantic sessions. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Two's Company ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor Live (aka Come Back To Me – Live At Sweet Basil '81) ... LP
Applause, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings The George Gershwin Almanac Of Song (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. Used 2 CDs ... 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. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorNew Again ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Irene KralWonderful Life ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the more obscure 60s albums cut by jazz vocalist Irene Kral – and a great little record that shows her to be more of a singer than we expected! Some of the tunes on the set have the straight vocals with band feel of Irene's other albums, but a few more go for a groovier sort of 60s sound that we really love – pushing Irene almost into pop vocal territory, but with enough jazz and enough class to keep things cool. Overall, the album's sort of in the range of similar mid and late 60s work by Blossom Dearie or Chris Connor – and the set list includes a lot of hip tunes, like "Nothing Like You", "Wonderful Life", "There Is No Right Way", "Is It Over Baby?", "Goin To California", and "I've Never Been Anything". CD

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Ruth PriceMy Name Is Ruth Price I Sing (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Kapp/LP Time (Spain), 1955. Used ... $14.99
Ruth's a great little singer with a voice we really love – kind of in the range of late 50s Chris Connor or June Christy, with a sad and boozy tone – quite different than what you'd expect from the somewhat cherry look of the cover! This album's one of the few she ever recorded – a solid and intimate jazz-based effort, with backings arranged by Lou Stein and players that include Joe Newman on trumpet and Frank Wess on tenor – both of whom give things a wonderfully soulful feel! A great one from the years when girl singers really got their due in the recording industry – and titles include "Who Am I", "Gentleman Friend", "My Shining Hour", "Calypso Blues", and "Sleighride In July". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeLost 40s & 50s Capitol Masters ... CD
Capitol/Collectors Choice, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work from Peggy Lee's first stretch at Capitol Records – 39 tracks from the late 40s and early 50s that are collected here on CD for the first time ever! The work is a wonderful illustration of Peggy's early brilliance – and they show a strong evolution from simple big band singer into the mature, melancholy territory that really set Lee apart from most of her generation – and which paved the way for other solo singers like Chris Connor and June Christy in the 50s. Styles vary as the set goes on, and backings are from Dave Barbour, Pete Rugolo, Billy May, and others. Titles include "Neon Signs", "Trouble Is A Man", "Music Maestro Please", "Ain't Goin No Place", "Don't Be So Mean To Baby", "Ay Ay Chug A Chug", "Something To Remember You By", "Goin On A Hayride", "Shame On You", "That Ol Devil", "Boulevard Cafe", "A Man Wrote A Song", "Sunshine Cake", "Run For The Round House Nellie", and "Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee ScottSings Cool Music For Warm People ... LP
Strand, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Anne PhillipsBorn To Be Blue ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
What a singer! Anne Phillips is someone that we know nothing about – we'll admit – but this gem of an album is one we'd gladly stack next to our favorite 50s vocal sides, including work by June Christy and Chris Connor! The arrangements are superb – a blend of jazz and lusher styles, handled by Kermit Leslie in a subtly sweet style that never gets to cloying – and Anne's vocals are moody and dusky, but never self pitying. Wonderful stuff all around – and with tracks that include "For Heaven's Sake", "Lonelyville", "I've Got To Pass Your House To Get To Mine", "When Sunny Gets Blue", and "A Stranger In Town". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Beverly KellyBeverly Kelly Sings ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early date from vocalist Bev Kelly – working here with a backing from a piano trio led by Pat Moran, with support on bass by a young Scott LaFaro! 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 – beautifully supported by Moran's combo with a light and gentle swing! 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 – and the album may well be the best that Kelly ever recorded. Titles include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "The Man I Love", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "But Not For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
 
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Irene KralIrene Kral With The Junior Mance Trio (aka Better Than Anything) ... LP
AVA/DRG, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Jazz Master Series pressing from 1982.)
 
 
 



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