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June ChristyMisty Miss Christy ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of June's all-time classics – and perhaps her most famous album, next to the sublime Something Cool. The set, like that one, was arranged and conducted by Pete Rugolo – whose icy and modern touches are the perfect foil for June's sad and dark voice. Familiar tunes are completely transformed by the pair's masterful handling – and titles include "The Wind", "There's No You", "For All We Know", "This Year's Kisses", "That's All", and "Maybe You'll Be There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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June ChristySomething Broadway, Something Latin ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good- ... $4.99
An excellent vocal set – one that finds June taking on a number of Broadway tunes, a soundtrack song or two, and other great tunes of the early-to-mid 60s with some strains of samba and other Latin inspired sounds – with her lovely vocals shining brightly or in a sultry coo, depending on the mood. A fine showcase for one of our favorite female vocalists of the 50s & 60s! Titles include "Do I Hear A Waltz", "He Touched Me", "Love Theme 'The Sandpiper'", the bonus track "One Note Samba" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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June ChristySomething Cool (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Capitol, 1953. Used ... $4.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. 11 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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June ChristyThe Song Is June (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
One of our all-time favorites from vocalist June Christy – part of an excellent 50s run for Capitol Records in collaboration with arranger Pete Rugolo – a talent who transformed the sound Christy cut with the Kenton band into a whole new range for jazz vocals! The setting is rich and sophisticated, yet never sleepy, either – and has a sense of edge and darkness that really sets June apart from just about all her contemporaries – even some of the jazz singers with similar roots! The whole thing's great, and even the familiar tunes are really transformed by the treatment – as you'll hear on titles that include "I Wished On The Moon", "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else", and "Night Time Was My Mother". 4 track EP. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some tape on two seams and some light wear. Still nice, though.)

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June Christy & Bob CooperDo Re Mi ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An unusual session for singer June Christy – and a set done in tight collaboration with husband Bob Cooper! Bob and June work together here to interpret work from the musical Do Re Mi – with June singing about half the tunes, and Bob playing the other half instrumentally – on tenor, and working with a smaller group that includes Bud Shank, Conte Candoli, and Buddy Collette. The format's got a fresh feel that changes things up nicely from June's other Capitol albums – and although things are a bit lighter than usual, they're still very much in the best Christy/Capitol mode! Vocal tunes include "Cry Like The Wind", "I Know About Love", "Asking For You", "Make Someone Happy", and "All You Need Is A Quarter" – alongside instrumentals that include "All Of My Life", "Fireworks", "It's Legitimate", and "Ambition". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Stan Kenton/June Christy/Four FreshmenStan Kenton/June Christy/Four Freshmen (3LP box set) ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Near Mint- 3LP ... $3.99
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✨✧ June ChristyGone For the Day ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's "gone" – as in the way June Christy really sends us – vocals that take us to a place that few other 50s singers could ever hope to reach! June's work here is a masterpiece of melancholic understatement – far less overblown than some of her pop contemporaries, but also filled with feeling in a way that's different from some of the other icy singers of the time. A big part of the album's strength lies with arranger Pete Rugolo – who gives June here some of the same dark corners and modern elements you'd find in her classic Something Cool album – which really hits the right sort of emotion for Christy. Titles include "When The Sun Comes Out", "It's So Peaceful In the Country", "When You Awake", "Lazy Mood", and "Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquiose label pressing.)
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Joe DeriseComplete Bethlehem Collection ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
The complete Bethlehem Records recordings of vocalist Joe Derise – a lesser-known, but really great singer from the 50s – easily one of the standout vocal talents on the label! Joe's got an easily swinging style that's a bit in the mode of other 50s male singers, like Bobby Troup or Jackie Paris – but he's also a bit more fragile, in that intimate style used more by female singers like Chris Connor or June Christy – a great approach that's sensitive, but never too overly-emotive. The collection features all of Joe's work for Bethlehem – some in trio format, with Derise on piano, some with backing from the Australian Jazz Quintet. The set features 20 tracks plus 5 extra bonus alternate takes – a whopping 25 titles that include "Maybe", "Comes Love", "Swinging On A Star", "More & More", "Soon", "The Charm Of You", "Spring In Old New York", and "Once I Believed". CD

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Julie LondonJulie London at Home ... CD
Liberty/EMI (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Mary Ann McCallDetour To The Moon ... LP
Jubilee, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the rare few albums from vocalist Mary Ann McCall – a hell of a great singer, and one with a really moody, dark style! Mary Ann's got all the sad tones and blue hues we love in June Christy's best work – and she arguably works with even hipper backings, too – some inventive small group material that mixes performances by Teddy Charles on vibes, Mal Waldron on piano, and Jimmy Raney on guitar with some occasional violin and viola – used sparingly, and worked into these very offbeat arrangements that make the album unlike anything else we can think of – and every bit as striking as the title and cover! Tunes include "Detour Ahead", "Blue Moon", "Moonlight Becomes You", "Moon Country", "East Of The Sun", and "The Moon Was Yellow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the top seam and a crease on one corner.)

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Anne PhillipsBorn To Be Blue ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good ... $44.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl is clean, with just a few light marks – and cover has some light wear, but is nice too.)

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Pete RugoloThriller ... LP
Time, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
An excellent crime soundtrack! Pete Rugolo's best known as the arranger who made Kenton, The Four Freshmen, and June Christy sound so great in the 50s – but in later work, he did some incredible jazz soundtracks, as you'll hear on this batch of work for the TV show thriller. Tunes are played by a heavy group of west coasters – with lots of searing sax solos by Bob Cooper, Bud Shank, and Harry Kiee – plus other instrumentation that runs from percussion by Larry Bunker and Milt Holland, to organ by Jack Cookerly. Titles include "Voodoo Man", "The Hungry Glass", "Child's Play", "Finger Of Fear", "Man In the Middle", "Girl With A Secret", and "Thriller". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, minor stains inside the gatefold, and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Sue RaneyBreathless! ... CD
Studio West, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent work from the lovely Sue Raney – a lesser-known singer on the west coast scene of the 50s and 60s, but a great talent who made some excellent records for Capitol and Liberty! The work here is all extremely rare – studio sessions recorded for the radio show The Navy Swings, most of which feature Sue with a group led by guitarist Page Cavanaugh, and a few more of which offer backing from the quartet of Buddy DeFranco and accordionist Tommy Gumina. Sue's voice is wonderful throughout – with a mixture of poise and humanity that we'd rank right up there with the best work by June Christy on Capitol – and made even more interesting through Cavanaugh's use of guitar in the backings, and the accordion on the other sides. The CD features 18 tracks in all – with titles that include "Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring", "Bluesette", "Breathless", "The Boy Next Door", "Does Anybody Here Love Me", "Breezin Along With The Breeze", "Deed I Do", "Some Of These Days", and "I'm In Love With The Honorable Mr So & So". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Helen MerrillHelen Merrill/Dick Katz Sessions (Feeling Is Mutual/Shade Of Difference) ... CD
EmArcy/Mosaic, 1965/1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two rare slices of work from Helen Merrill – overlooked 60s sessions recorded with pianist/arranger Dick Katz! First up is the album The Feeling Is Mutual – wonderfully moody session from Merrill – and an obscure one too! The album was recorded in New York in 1965 – with pianist Katz leading an off-beat group that featured Thad Jones on cornet, Jim Hall on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – a combo that has equal talents for modern moments and more sensitive moods. The groove is much more fragmented than on some of Helen's earlier records for Mercury – with a jagged edge that works perfectly with her strangely detached style of presenting a lyric – a way of looking at familiar tunes almost from the outside, in ways that really come up with something new. Titles include "Baltimore Oriole", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Day Dream", "The Winter Of My Discontent", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Deep In A Dream". Shade Of Difference is almost even more amazing – recorded in 1968 with a unique group of players that includes Gary Bartz on alto, Elvin Jones on drums, Thad Jones on cornet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Jim Hall on guitar. The approach is incredible – strangely off-key at many times, with a sad approach that shows Helen as a far greater singer than she ever was in the 50s. The session's laid under-discovered for years – quite possibly because of its overly-dark quality – but it's actually one of the greatest records that Merrill ever cut, one that pushes her up to, and almost past, the level of June Christy and Chris Connor. Titles include "Where Do You Go", "Lonely Woman", "While We're Young", "A Lady Must Live", "I Want A Little Boy", and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloAdventures In Jazz – The Complete Columbia Recordings (Introducing/Adventures In Rhythm/Rugolomania/New Sounds) ... CD
Columbia/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954/1955. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A whopping 4 albums' worth of material on 2 CDs – the complete Columbia recordings from arranger Pete Rugolo, fresh from his years with Stan Kenton! During Pete's years with Stan, he developed a decidedly modernist bent – one that he used famously on his backings for singers that included June Christy and The Four Freshmen – but here, working as a leader for Columbia, Pete is also shaking off some of the more academic tones of the Kenton years, and going for a style that has more of an all-out swing overall! Tracks on the records are a mix of originals and very inventive originals by Rugolo – played by a large lineup that includes Shorty Rogers, Pete Candoli, Bob Cooper, Bud Shank, Howard Roberts, Shelly Manne, and Jimmy Giuffre. Like Kenton, Pete has a real talent for using the best players possible within a larger group – getting tremendous results when he lets them step out on their own, and sometimes building specific tracks around a key soloist – in true Kenton mode. CD features a total of 42 tracks in all – including "4:20 AM", "Latin Nocturne", "Rugolo Meets Shearing", "Laura", "Early Stan", "Sidewalks Of New York", "Sambamba", "Manhattan Mambo", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Intermezzo", "Montevideo", "Me Next", "I've Had My Moments", "King Porter Stomp", and "Jingle Bells Mambo". CD

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✨✧ Pete RugoloAdventures In Rhythm ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the records that arranger Pete Rugolo cut for Columbia in the years after he parted company with Stan Kenton. As most modern jazz ears will know, Rugolo was one of the main reasons for Kenton's uniquely swinging approach in the early 50s – and he also lent his talents to some fantastic records by June Christy, The Four Freshmen, and other hip vocalists of the time. This side has plenty of Rugolo's modern touches – but manages to swing nicely, spending a bit of time with strange assemblages of instruments and odd phrasings, but also getting back to the groove in time to keep things lively. Titles include "Sambamba", "Here's Pete", "Mixin The Blues", "Rugolo Meets Shearing", "Jingle Bells Mambo", "Good Evening Friends Boogie", "Conversation", and "Bazaar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original red label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ Helen MerrillNearness Of You ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 from the 80s. Cover looks good, save for a few light stains on the back.)

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✨✧ Inge BrandenbergEasy Street ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really lovely vocal work from Inge Brandenburg – a German singer in the postwar years, but one who has an amazing ability to match the best of the American vocalists of the time! Inge's got a nicely icy style at times – a bit like Chris Connor or June Christy – but also warms up a bit at others, with an individual sense of swing that's mighty nice – and which gets superb backing here from top-shelf German jazzmen who include Emil Mangelsdorff on alto, Joki Freund on tenor, Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, and Gunter Lenz on bass – and even a bit of trumpet from Dusko Goykovich too! The presentation of the material is wonderful – very much in the mode of some of the best female jazz sessions on 50s US labels like Emarcy, Mode, or Bethlehem – with a similar sort of space for the instrumentalists to shine too – and the CD features a total of 20 tracks that include "Yardbird Suite", "Easy Living", "Angel Eyes", "That Old Black Magic", "Moonglow", "I've Got To Pass Your House", "When Sunny Gets Blue", and "You Gotta Wail". CD

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