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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 At The Village Gate ... CD
FM/Roulette, 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 (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/My Heart Is So Full Of You ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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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 ... $0.99
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
(Cover has waviness due to seepage.)

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Chris ConnorWeekend In Paris ... CD
United Artists/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99
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 ... LP
Bethlehem, 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 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
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
 
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Lee ScottSings Cool Music For Warm People ... LP
Strand, 1959. Very Good ... $16.99
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 ... About November 15, 2016
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

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Helen MerrillNearness Of You ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Icy brilliance from a young Helen Merrill – a record that's easily the Mercury equivalent of June Christy's classic work on Capitol or Chris Connor's classics for Bethlehem! Helen's working here with small combo backings on all tracks – carved out with players who include Bobby Jaspar, Bill Evans, Oscar Pettiford, and George Russell – all swinging gently alongside the vocals, but also taking care to shade things in with some of the darker, bluer colors that always worked best for Merrill – and which made her voice echo with a depth that few other singers could match! Titles include "When The Sun Comes Out", "I Remember You", "Summertime", "Let Me Love You", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Shorty Rogers & Andre Previn with Betty BennettIn Collaboration – Featuring The Giants & Betty Bennett (Collaboration/Nobody Else But Me) ... CD
RCA/Atlantic/Jazz City (Spain), 1954/1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 rare mid 50s collaborations between pianist Andre Previn and trupeter Shorty Rogers – back to back on one CD! The first half of the CD is an instrumental collaboration between the pair – one that's mostly set up in the mode of Rogers style of the time with his Giants group – but which also really sparkles tremendously with the addition of Previn's brightly-colored piano lines! We'd honestly never thought that highly of Andre's work until hearing this set – and his presence here really adds a new dimension to the Shorty Rogers groove of the 50s – a set of tones that spring out wonderfully, and really illuminate the set! Other players include Bud Shank, Milt Bernhart, Jimmy Giuffre, and Bob Cooper – on 13 titles that include "It's Delovely", "Heat Wave", "40 Below", "Claudia", "General Cluster", "Everything I've Got", "Call For Cole", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". Next up is a 1955 vocal album by singer Betty Bennett – recorded for Atlantic, and featuring arrangements and instrumentation by both Rogers and Previn! Betty's got a nice icy west coast cool style of singing – a bit like Chris Connor or June Christy – and players in the group include Harry Klee, Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, and Jimmy Giuffre. The tracks are an interesting batch of slighly-exotic numbers, some from shows, and titles include "Sidewalks Of Cuba", "Island In The West Indies", "Tomorrow Mountain", and "Treat Me Rough". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie London at Home ... CD
Liberty/EMI (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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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

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✨✧ VariousJoey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol 2 – Part A ... LP
Z Records (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... 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. 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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