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June ChristyDay Dreams ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $5.99
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ June ChristyIntimate Miss Christy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1960/1963. Used ... $8.99
A late treasure from June's years at Capitol – an album that easily earns its "intimate" tag, by featuring June with almost no musical backings at all! Instrumentation on the set is provided only by Don Bagley on bass, Al Viola on guitar, and some occasional flute work by Bud Legge – all gently working behind June's wonderfully dark and moody vocals – somehow even sadder and more heartbreaking than on other of her classic Capitol sets. Titles include "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Spring Is Here", "It Never Entered My Mind", "You're Nearer", and "Suddenly It's Spring". CD also features 2 bonus tracks from a Capitol single – "Sometimes I'm Happy" and "Tommy Tommy". CD
(Out of print.)

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June ChristyJune Christy With The Kentones – 1946 – Previously Unreleased Material ... CD
Hindsight, 1946. Used ... $6.99

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June ChristyLovely Way To Spend An Evening ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ June ChristySong Is June!/Off Beat ... CD
Capitol, 1958/1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A loving reissue that brings together two of the best June Christy albums on one CD! Both albums were cut a bit later than some of Christy's more famous work, and they represent the peak of her emotional maturity as a singer. The arrangements on both albums were done by Pete Rugolo, and he brought the same sort of eerie sound to the records that he did to Something Cool, his earlier classic with June. There's 20 cuts in all, and titles include "Off Beat", "The Bad & The Beautiful", "Saturday's Children", "Out Of This World", and "Nightime Was My Mother". Incredibly haunting work by one of our favorite all-time jazz vocalists! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ June ChristyMisty Miss Christy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD features some bonus tracks too! CD
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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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Billy EckstineBilly Eckstine's Imagination ... CD
Mercury, 1958. Used ... $7.99
A beautiful pairing of the vocals of Billy Eckstine and the arranging talents of Pete Rugolo – a real standout set that's easily one of Eckstine's greatest albums ever! By the time of this set, Rugolo had made a great name for himself arranging other vocal sides for June Christy, The Four Freshmen, and others – and he's bringing a sense of poise and space to the album that's often missing from much of Billy's later work. The warm Eckstine voice is allowed plenty of space to do its thing here – floating out effortlessly over the larger orchestrations and gliding with the gentle darkness that first made him stand out from the pack so many years ago. There's nothing too fancy or fussy going on here, and Billy's performance is a key example of his strong talent for understatement at its best. Titles include "It Was So Beautiful", "I Got A Right To Sing The Blues", "Imagination", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "That's All", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "A Faded Summer Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mary Ann McCallDetour To The Moon ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $14.99
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". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Rita ReysHer Name Is Rita Reys (aka Cool Voice Of Rita Reys 2) ... LP
Epic, 1957. Very Good ... $13.99
They're not lying with the title of this one – as Rita's voice is as cool as it gets, very much in the mode of 50s work by June Christy or Chris Connor – but made even more icy because of her Dutch accent, which adds a strange twist to her interpretation of the English lyrics on the set! Backing is by Ian Corduwener or Tom Dissevelt, and there's an unusual blend of flute and bass and strings on many of the tracks, which creates a sound that makes the music somber and sad – a blend that really works wonders with material like "Only A Moment Ago", "Where Are You", "There Is No Greater Love", "The Song Is You", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete RugoloRugolomania ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
Pete Rugolo first came into prominence with Stan Kenton's group of the late 40s/early 50s – and he had a penchant for creating arrangements that dipped heavily into modernism, but never forgot to swing. He went on to do some fantastic arranging works for the likes of June Christy and The Four Freshman – but also managed to cut a few great albums on his own over the years! Rugolo's work for Columbia featured groups that were filled with excellent west coast players, and in a manner that was similar to (but more interesting than) the work of Kenton, Rugolo gave ample space to the skillful soloists in the band. This album's his first for the label, and includes the tracks "Montevideo", "Bobbin With Bob", "Me Next", "4:20 am", and "Hornorama". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye 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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VariousLadies Of Jazz ... LP
Astan (Germany), Very Good 6LP ... $14.99
Features albums from Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy, Carmen McRae, & Ethel Waters. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Helen MerrillNearness Of You ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Used ... Temporarily 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.)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloMusic From Richard Diamond ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work by composer/leader Pete Rugolo – Stan Kenton's old partner in modernist jazz, and the force behind excellent work by June Christy, The Four Freshmen, and others. This album's got a great "crime jazz" sound – with an approach that sort of starts at the Peter Gunn level, but which gets much crazier as the record goes on. Titles include "The Teaser", "Richard Diamond Theme", "Who's Sam?", "All Star", and "Teen Age Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has an old price sticker.)

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✨✧ Anita O'DayIncomparable! ... LP
Verve, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lovely work from Anita O'Day – a relatively obscure session that has her working with west coast arrangements from the pen of Bill Holman. The sound of the album's almost in the mood of a classic 50s Capitol album by June Christy – with a sophisticated and jazzy sound that O'Day didn't always have, and which could sometimes get lost on her more gimmicky albums. Tracks have a wonderful glide and an easy-going approach – and titles include "Easy Living", "Can't We Be Friends", "It Could Happen To You", "Avalon", "The Party's Over", "Blue Champagne", and "Indian Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some splitting on the seams)

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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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