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✨✧ Davidovsky/Reich/Fulmer/Gosfield/Thorvaldsdottir/LTransitions – Synchronisms No 3 For Cello & Electronic Sound/Cello Counterpoint/Speak Of The Spring/Four Roses & A Five Spot/Transitions/Fl ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
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Juanita HallJuanita Hall Sings The Blues (Italian pressing) ... LP
Counterpoint/Joker (Italy), 1958. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Great small group backing – with arrangements from pianist Claude Hopkins, plus tenor from Coleman Hawkins, trumpet from Doc Cheatham, and clarinet from Buster Bailey! LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing.)

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Juanita HallOriginal Bloody Mary Sings The Blues ... LP
Counterpoint, 1958. Sealed ... $28.99
Great small group backing – with arrangements from pianist Claude Hopkins, plus tenor from Coleman Hawkins, trumpet from Doc Cheatham, and clarinet from Buster Bailey! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram DCC pressing, limited edition #0041.)

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Bob MametImpromptu ... CD
Counterpoint, 2010. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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WolpeSonata For Violin & Piano/Passacaglia/Quartet – David Tudor/Frances Magnes/Bob Nagel/Al Cohn/Al Howard/Jack Maxin/Samuel Baron ... LP
Counterpoint/Esoteric, 1954. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label)

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VariousDisco Juice 2 – Soul, Disco & Rap From Harlem's P & P Records ... CD
Counterpoint (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
Wonderful stuff – the second collection of work from the legendary P&P family of record labels – with even a better selection of tracks than the first set! The range of styles here moves past the famous disco tunes that have always been the better known titles in the P&P catalog – and the set includes some fantastic tunes that run from mellow soul to old school hip hop to post punk funk – all marked with a revolutionary approach to a groove, and an experimentalism that's quite unusual for the time! Titles include "The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us" by Golden Flamingo Orchestra, "Game On" by Lavaba & E Mallison, "The Groove I'm In" by Florence Miller, "Dust To Dust" by Cloud One, "Roller Rink Funk" by Shift, "Magic Carpet" by High Fidelity, "New York Moving" by Ahzz, "Death Rap" by Margo's Kool Out Crew, "I Did It Again" by Jesse Henderson, and "Willie Rap" by Willie Wood & Willie Wood Crew. CD
(Includes slipcase. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fertile GroundRemixed ... CD
Counterpoint (UK), 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite groups of all time – taken to a whole new level! Fertile Ground, to us, is one of the most exciting groups currently recording – a masterful group of musicians steeped in a soulful style that stretches back to the most righteous groups of the 70s, but who also have a keen ear for the future, and are very able to flow into a variety of scenes. This CD is a perfect summation of that side of the group – as it features tunes from their first 3 albums, all remixed by a host of cutting edge DJs. Most of these tracks have been issued on 12" singles before, but this is the first time they make an appearance on CD – collected together in a great 10 track release that shows a whole new side of the music! Titles include "Spiritual War (Kaidi Tatham rmx)", "The Moment (Ayro rmx)", "Let The Wind Blow (Gucciman rmx)", "Peace & Love (Jazztronik rmx)", "Illumination (FG's Afrobeat rmx)", "Illumination (Oneness Of Two mix)", "Star People (Ebb rmx)", and "Take Me Higher (Waiwan rmx)". CD
(Out of print.)
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Bar-KaysLight Of Life/Injoy ... CD
Mercury/Cherry Red (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of Mercury Records gems from the Bar-Kays – back to back on a single CD! Light Of Life is proof that even a move to a major label couldn't keep the Bar-Kays down – as the group are working here in a great groove that's wider, fresher, and stronger overall than any of their Stax albums! Sure, the whole thing's not guitar-based funk all the way through, but the group are also maturing, and really opening up a lot – working equally well on ballads and mellower midtempo numbers, as they were on the still tight funkier tracks. The overall sound is almost that of the Ohio Players when they moved to Mercury, but without the chart hits, and more of a focus on working at a level that's even higher than before! The band still jams it hard on the funky cut "Give It Up", but also kicks back with some beautiful harmony vocals on "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me", get some great pop hooks in on "Shine", and come together nicely on the tracks "We're The Happiest People In The World", "Angel Eyes", "Are You Being Real", and "Love's What It's All About". Injoy is later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the other mainstream funk acts at the time – yet which still occasionally shows the group's roots in the rougher Memphis scene. There's actually some great ballads on the album alongside the funk – tunes that sweeten the set nicely, and provide a good counterpoint to the more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Girl I'm On Your Side", "More & More", "Running In & Out Of My Life", "You've Been", and "Up In Here". CD

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Donald ByrdOff To The Races (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. Used ... $20.99
Donald's off to the races on this one – grooving with a lean, mean sound that makes the record one of his hardest-hitting and most soulful blue note sessions of the 50s! The group features Byrd's frequent bandmate Pepper Adams on baritone sax – blowing always with a style that's a wonderful counterpoint to Byrd's trumpet work – and the rest of the group features Blue Note heavyweights Jackie McLean, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Art Taylor – the latter two of whom really make the set bristle with excitement! The set includes some great originals, like "Down Tempo", "Sudwest Funk", and "Off To The Races" – plus a nice version of Sonny Rollins' "Paul's Pal". CD
(Please note that there is some writing in pen inside the booklet.)

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Bill EvansConversations With Myself ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Bill Evans meets Bill Evans – in a uniquely-styled session that features overdubbed solo lines from Bill, creating a multi-piano sound that's really great! The approach sounds gimmicky, but it's not – and Evans carries all the sensitivity you might expect from the title and image on the cover – a personal, up-close style that's nicely free from piano solo cliches, given the extra work of the overdubs. There's a nicely rhythmic feel to most numbers, and the piano lines often work in chromatic counterpoint to create a warmly sparkling quality to the set. Titles include "Round About Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Theme From Spartacus", "Stella By Starlight", and "NYC's No Lark". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite pressing, in nice cardboard tri-fold.)

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Gil Evans & Steve LacyParis Blues ... CD
Owl/Rhino, 1988. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful set of duets between Evans and Lacy, and one of the most haunting records either of them made during the 80's! The feeling is extremely intimate, and the players have a warmth that's often missing from their other works. Evan's plays especially beautifully, and uses both acoustic and electric piano in counterpoint to Lacy's dreamy soprano sax. The duo perform amazing versions of 3 Mingus tracks – "Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat", "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress", and "Reincarnation of a Lovebird" – plus a version of Lacy's own "Esteem". CD
(Out of print.)

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FATFunky & Tough ... LP
Bold, 1977. Very Good (reissue)... $9.99
The cover's a silly one, but the record is rock-solid all the way through – a wonderful blend of funky jazz and warmer soul, and a real lost treasure from the 70s TK Records empire! Fat is Fats Gallon – who plays drums on the record, and also sings lead vocals a bit too – with this raspy southern soul style that's a great counterpoint to the smoother sounds on the set! Things get plenty funky and tough throughout – and the small combo lineup ensures that the record steers quite clear of the more commercial styles that were coming out of the Miami scene in the 70s. There's a jazzy inflection to most of the instrumentation, which makes for some compelling changes that have kept this set going strongly with new generations over the years – and the instrumentation includes loads of great guitar and keyboard bits too. Titles include "Doing Bad", "Tip Of My Tongue", "How Can I Explain", "Magician Man", "Life Is A Beautiful Thing", "Satan's Dream", and "Free My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ... CD
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... $3.99
An amazing record from the team of Flack & Hathaway – one of the hippest duos in soul! Individually, each had taken the music to new heights and new audiences, through the use of jazzy phrasing and sophisticated lyrics, while never selling out in the way that earlier pop soul acts had been reduced to. Flack's somber folksy style is a perfect match for the warm spirituality of Hathaway – and the pair work beautifully in counterpoint on hits like "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love", as well as on more obscure numbers like "Be Real Black For Me", "When Love Has Grown", and "For All We Know". The album also features a 7 minute spare acoustic/electric piano instrumental called "Mood". CD

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Willis JacksonGator Tails ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A very different album for Willis Jackson – but in a great way! The album has Gatortail blowing over larger arrangements by Claus Ogerman and Robert Banks – all of them in that groovy late 60s Verve mode, which provides a nice counterpoint to the raspy tone of Jackson's horn. There's some nice originals on the set – like "Swimmin Home Baby", "The Crocodile" and "The Skillet", plus "Early One Morning (part 2)". A nice bit of pop jazzy grooves – approaching the style of some of his Prestige sides from the time! LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee KonitzFigure & Spirit (with bonus track) ... CD
Progressive, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A subtle 70s gem from the great Lee Konitz – a record that almost returns to the spare, simple, sublime sound of his best 50s recordings – but with a few more modern edges too! Lee's alto is superb throughout – every bit as sharp as when we love it the best – and the tenor of Ted Brown provides wonderful counterpoint at many spots, moving with Lee a bit like Warne Marsh – but with a sound that shows all the lessons that both players have learned over the years. Rhythm is from a well-chosen trio of younger players, who always seem expectant to new directions – Albert Dailey on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – and titles include "Figure & Spirit", "Dream Stepper", "Smog Eyes", "April", "Without You Man", and "Dig It". CD features the bonus track "Feather Bed". CD

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Webster LewisLive In Norway – The Club 7 Live Tapes ... CD
Plastic Strip Press (Norway), 1971. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99
The earliest work we've ever heard from keyboardist Webster Lewis – and a set that's quite different than his late 70s groovers for Columbia Records! The music here is equal parts jazz, soul, and funk – spun out of over a set of long tracks recorded in Oslo at the start of the 70s – and done in a very righteous mode overall! Even at this early age, Lewis is a tremendous talent on the keys – hitting the Hammond and electric piano with a groove that's somewhere in between Doug Carn or Charles Earland at the time – and always with a free-flowing, very exploratory sound that's wonderfully recorded throughout – and which almost makes the record feel like an American classic on the Black Jazz label! The drums on the set are by Jimmy Hopps – who brings in some funky beats at just the right moments – and other musicians include Bobby Greene on alto and Stan Strickland on tenor – plus Judd Watkins on vocals, who sings on some of the best songs with a deep-voiced quality that's really great! This double-length reissue really expands past the previous version on Counterpoint – and the 2CD set features 15 tracks that include "Do You Believe", "Saturday Night Opening", "Dear Sister", "Qvote Unqvote", "Mr Knots", "Space Rock", "Silent Lights", "Up On The Roof", "Club 7 Latin", "For Arne", "Twelve Gates To The City", and "Intermezzo". CD

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LighthouseLighthouse/Suite Feeling/Peacing It All Together ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of albums by this very unique group – all brought together in one mighty nice package! First up is the self-titled Lighthouse album – the first record by Lighthouse – a strange band that's always incredibly hard to peg, but who have a sound that we always end up liking a lot! The group mix together folk rock styles with a touch of soul and funk – going for some nice grooves that build up from lots of drum work and airy vocal production, touched here by lots of horns, in a style that's a bit like Blood Sweat & Tears, but a lot lot cooler! This first album is something of a landmark in the jazz/rock vein – and titles include "Never Say Goodbye", "Follow The Stars", "Mountain Man", "Whatever Forever", "Marsha Marsha", and a great cover of "Eight Miles High". Suite Feeling is a record with a full, spacious sound – one that definitely lives up to the "suite feeling" you'd expect! The style here is even more sophisticated than on the group's debut – still a mix of jazzy horns and rockish rhythms, but fused together even more perfectly – but with a leanness that's a good contrast to some of the more overblown groups of the same generation! There's just the right balance here to allow some standout solos – on horns, natch, but also some sweet Hammond too – and a young Howard Shore is also in the group on alto sax, and handled some of the arrangements for the record. Titles include a great version of "A Day In The Life" – plus originals "Taking A Walk", "Could You Be Concerned", "Chest Fever", "Feel So Good", "Places On Faces Four Blue Carpet Traces", and "What Sense". Last up is Peacing It All Together – maybe the most complex album so far from Lighthouse – a set that begins with some great heavy drums, then rolls into the group's trademark blend of jazzy riffing, rocking rhythms, and soaring arrangements! There's a bit more Sunshine Pop in Lighthouse compared to some of their contemporaries in the jazz rock world at the start of the 70s – no attempts to be unnaturally soulful in the lyrics, nor too posturing either – and instead, there's almost a vocal gentleness that makes for a nice counterpoint to the full instrumental modes of the large horn-heavy ensemble. A few cuts get nice and funky, and titles include "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo/Let The Happiness Begin", "The Country Song", "Sausalito", "The Fiction Of Twenty Six Million", "On My Way To LA", and "Daughters & Sons". CD

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Werner MullerDie Goldene Trompete ... CD
Royal Sound/Warner (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
The lush strings of Werner Muller back up the golden trumpet of Horst Fischer – which solos here in a variety of different modes and styles! Some tracks are groovy in an early 60s way – others are more mellow – and Fischer is not afraid to play his horn with lots of creative touches on the mute – often wah wah-ing his way through a melody! The Muller orchestrations seem brighter than usual with such an instrumental counterpoint – and titles include "Trumpet Blues", "I Love Paris", "Mister Sandman", "It's Been A Long Long Time", "Only You", "Candlelight", and "Il Silenzio". CD

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Duke PearsonTender Feelin's ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the most obscure sessions by Duke Pearson, and one of his first for Blue Note too! The album features Duke hitting a laidback and lyrical groove – working in a trio with Gene Taylor on bass and Lex Humphries on drums – overall pretty much in a soul jazz mode, but with more of Pearson's wonderful touches on the keys to open things up. The album's a nice counterpoint to Duke's later work for the label – much more intimate than his bigger band sides, but still put together with the depth that he'd later show more famously with his fuller arrangements. Titles include "3 AM", "On Green Dolphin Street", "I Love You", and "The Golden Striker". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Astor PiazzollaTake Me Dancing! – The Latin Rhythms Of Astor Piazzolla & His Quintet ... LP
Tico, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A really unique chapter in the career of the legendary Astor Piazzolla – an album recorded for the New York Tico label, and done in a style that's quite different from some of his other tango work! The tango sound is still in the mix somewhere, and Astor's still playing his trademark bandoneon – but the rhythms are much more in an American Latin mode – very heavy on the conga, and trying for a style that almost seems to blend the sweeping tango with a choppier cha cha approach! The result is a magical blend of styles that Piazzolla never duplicated again – one that crackles with the energy of a New York night in an early 60s summer – yet which is also graced by the deeper, broader tones of soul and emotion that we've always loved in Astor's playing. Titles include "Show Off", "Boricua", "Dedita", "Counterpoint", "Something Strange", "Laura", "Triunfal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover looks nice!)

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Dejan TerzicMelanoia ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Drummer Dejan Terzic has a nice way of putting together sounds and colors here – working in these angular modes that are sometimes choppy, sometimes cascading – and awash with flurries of notes from a group that's only a quartet, but which comes on with a much stronger presence! The music triangulated between tones from the alto sax of Hayden Chisholm, piano of Achim Kaufmann, and 7-string guitar of Ronny Graupe – in ways that are awash in moments of harmony, counterpoint, and resonance – all coming from the compositional talents of Terzic, who works alongside the players on drums, percussion, and glockenspiel. The blend of guitar and piano is very unique – quite different than most familiar modes of interplay – and titles include "Traum Im Traum", "Fuge", "Tagtraum", "Hot Dream", "Melaton", "Albatraum", and "Eleanor's Bad Dream". CD

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Vaudou GameKidayu (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A contemporary combo from Togo, but one who've got a hard-riffing sound that takes us back to the James Brown band of the late 60s – which is then mixed with a lot of sweet touches of their own, to create one of the freshest strands of Afro Funk we've heard in years! These guys are hardly content to copy modes of the 70s – and instead, they work with a sense of instrumental craftsmanship that's clearly informed by the giants of the past, but set loose in all these great new directions – especially given the paths that the flowing French vocals seem to open up! There's a sense of joy and pride in the music right from the start – a soaring sort of energy that's a great counterpoint to the gritty grooves at the bottom – and a combination that has us loving the group way more than before. Titles include "Natural Vaudou", "La Vie C'Est Bon", "On Se Pousse", "La Dette", "Elle Decide", "Locataire", "Cherie Nye", and "Lonlon". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGirls With Guitars – Groovy Guitar Toting All Girl Bands & Suchlike From The 60s (colored vinyl) ... LP
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $19.99
Girls with guitars – a very dangerous combination, and one that's served up nicely by this sweet little vinyl set! The package brings together obscure girl rock tracks from the 60s – most of them in a rough garagey mode that stands as a very nice counterpoint to the sweeter girl group sound that's usually associated with the period. The tracks on the set are from a variety of labels, and include loads of work by groups we'd never heard of before, but who really sound great – most likely languished in obscurity due to the fact that their sound was years ahead of its time. The set has a nicely focused lineup from the CD series – with 12 titles that include "A Ladies Man" by Colette & The Bandits, "Shake A Tail Feather" by The Debutantes, "Climb That Tree" by She Trinity, "Outta Reach" by She, "International Girl" by The Beas, "I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy" by The What Four, "I Idolize You" by Gail Harris & The Wailers, "Please Please" by Goldie & The Gingerbreads, "Bo Diddley Is A Lover" by The Liverbirds, and "Stones" by The Ace Of Cups. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Astrud GilbertoGetz Au Go Go ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible lineup that made for some wonderfully moody sounds! The vibes/tenor approach was a high point in Getz's career – especially as the young Burton could create these beautiful washes of sound that were a perfect counterpoint to Getz's breathy playing. And although Astrud Gilberto is thrown into the mix here to give the album a bit of bossa appeal – vocals on 6 titles that include "Corovado", "Eu E Voce", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "One Note Samba", "Only Trust Your Heart", and "The Telephone Song" – there's also 4 more tracks that are all instrumental, and which show the Getz/Burton union in all of its glory! These tracks include "6 Nix Pix Flix", "The Singing Song", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Summertime". And for reference, the rest of the group includes Gene Cherico on bass and Joe Hunt on drums – but on 3 tracks, Chuck Israels plays bass instead of Cherico, and on a few others, Helcio Milito plays drums instead of Hunt, and Kenny Burrell joins in on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Grant GreenShades Of Green ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar album from Grant Green – very different than most of his other work for Blue Note, and a sly electric groover recorded with vibist Billy Wooten! The sound here is a bit more spacious than some of Grant's earlier albums, yet no less funky – thanks to a hip undercurrent of soul in the drums, and arrangements from Wade Marcus that keep things fluid throughout. Wooten's vibes are wonderful, a ringing counterpoint to Green's great lines on guitar – and even the more familiar tunes on the record turn out to be really unique readings here – thanks to the arrangements and overall conception. Mellow moments are dripping with plenty of soul, and the funky ones are pretty great too – and titles include a killer medley of James Brown's "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing" and "Cold Sweat", a heavy version of his instrumental groover "In The Middle", and a great original called "California Green" – plus "Never My Love", "Sunrise Sunset", "Got To Be There", and "If You Really Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Hampton Hawes, Cecil McBee, Roy HaynesLive At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Vol 1 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a great live set from pianist Hampton Hawes – thanks especially to the other members of the trio! Hawes is at his free, open, 70s best on the piano – but bassist Cecil McBee really takes the record to the next level – spinning out these amazing lines that are as rhythmic as they are melodic – often crafted with that rounded tone that was his important calling card during this stretch! Drummer Roy Haynes is a bundle of energy – bursting out in surprising ways, occasionally in counterpoint to the piano and bass – and the whole thing cooks nicely on a set of extended tracks. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Bird", "St Thomas", and "Spanish Mood". CD

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLover Man (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full LP issue of singles that Billie Holiday recorded for Decca during the mid and late 40s – all small group sessions, with occasional added instrumentation on small string sections, or vocals. The sides are a nice counterpoint to Billie's work for Verve and Columbia – as the players differ nicely on many of the numbers, and a few tracks even feature a backing vocal group! Titles include "Lover Man", "Old Devil Called Love", "Porgy", "There Is No Greater Love", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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