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June ChristyDay Dreams ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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June ChristySomething Cool (double 7 inch version) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1953. Very Good Gatefold (pic cover)... $14.99
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. A classic all the way through – with tracks that include "Something Cool", "Midnight Sun", "Lonely House", and "I'll Take Romance". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Really cool gatefold double 7 inch version of the timeless classic! 7 songs from the full LP mono session.)
Also available Something Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP 16.99

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June ChristySomething Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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. Titles include "Something Cool", "It Could Happen To You", "Lonely House", "I'm Thrilled", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! Original Mono recording – from 1953. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful audiophile pressing, from Cisco – 180 gram, in heavy cover!)
Also available Something Cool (double 7 inch version) ... 7-inch 14.99

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✨✧ June ChristyMisty Miss Christy ... LP
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing from the 80s. Cover has waviness due to moisture.)
 
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Inge BrandenbergEasy Street ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
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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Rosemary ClooneyThanks For Nothing ... LP
Reprise, 1964. Very Good ... $6.99
A surprisingly dark, smoky set of tunes from Rosemary Clooney – a rare set for Reprise, and her last new LP to appear until the late 70s! Rosemary cuts a number of well known numbers here, which is not a surprise, but the number of searingly bleak tunes here does make it a bit of a jolt – and quite compelling! Smoldering, angry, aching numbers – not on par with similar work by deeper artists like June Christy, but a welcome slice of after midnight sulking from Ms. Clooney! Tracks include "Hello Faithless", "The Rules Of The Road", "All Alone", "Black Coffee", "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", Cole Porter's great "Miss Otis Regrets", "Thanks For Nothing (And All)" and "Careless Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – clean, with some light surface marks. Vinyl has a click on one track. Cover has some light wear and a small bit of tape on the bottom.)

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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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Anita O'DayIncomparable! (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Verve, 1960. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
(Out of print. Includes US obi!)

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Sue RaneySongs For A Raney Day ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A fantastic album by this obscure vocalist – one of the first in a great run of work recorded by Sue Raney on the west coast scene! This session has Sue sounding a fair bit like Chris Connor or June Christy – often a bit icy, and sometimes sweet – but without some of the fuller modes on her later records. The album's got surprisingly understated arrangements by Billy May that have a nice jazzy edge – and Raney's vocals have all the wistful qualities you might guess from the title and cover! Titles include "A Blossom Fell", "Impossible", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", "My Prayer", "Wanna Laugh?", "Rain On The Roof", and "Blue Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Carol SloaneOut Of The Blue ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1961/1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful little record from singer Carol Sloane – a singer who's billed as a discovery from the Newport Jazz Festival – but who sings here with shimmeringly modern arrangements that recall some of June Christy's best 50s work with arranger Pete Rugolo! The force behind the backings here is mostly Bill Finegan – of Sauter-Finegan fame – who uses just the right amount of subtle modern colors and tones to instantly announce Sloane as a singer from a new generation – one who's not trying to cross over to pop, nor please the dancers – and instead revel in all the advances that jazz vocals had made in the postwar years. Bob Brookmeyer also arranged a few tunes – and plays often on the record, with a great tone that underscores the blue vibe of the set – and titles include "Who Cares", "My Ship", "Little Girl Blue", "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", "Night & Day", "My Silent Love", and "The More I See You". CD
Also available Out Of The Blue/Live At 30th Street ... CD 9.99

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Carol SloaneOut Of The Blue/Live At 30th Street ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1961/1962. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful little record from singer Carol Sloane – a singer who's billed as a discovery from the Newport Jazz Festival – but who sings here with shimmeringly modern arrangements that recall some of June Christy's best 50s work with arranger Pete Rugolo! The force behind the backings here is mostly Bill Finegan – of Sauter-Finegan fame – who uses just the right amount of subtle modern colors and tones to instantly announce Sloane as a singer from a new generation – one who's not trying to cross over to pop, nor please the dancers – and instead revel in all the advances that jazz vocals had made in the postwar years. Bob Brookmeyer also arranged a few tunes – and plays often on the record, with a great tone that underscores the blue vibe of the set – and titles include "Who Cares", "My Ship", "Little Girl Blue", "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", "Night & Day", "My Silent Love", and "The More I See You". This CD also includes another early album from the jazz singer – recorded in a hip "live in studio" style that replicates the vibe of some of Carol's New York nightclub dates from the time – a mode that seems to make the singer sound even groovier than ever! Backing is by a small, live combo – who mix things up nicely, and sometimes give Sloane a hard-swinging groove, other times just shade in the background and really just let the singer open up, take the lead, and work in these musically expressive ways! The set list is mostly familiar songs, but handled in a very fresh, personal way – and titles include "It Never Entered My Mind", "In A Sentimental Mood", "My Melancholy Baby", "On The Street Where You Live", "Spring Is Here", and "Love Walked In". CD
Also available Out Of The Blue ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousCinema Of Elizabeth Taylor ... CD
El (UK), 1940s/1950s. Used ... $3.99
Music from June Christy, Andre Previn, Johnny Green, Victor Young & others. CD

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✨✧ Helen MerrillShade Of Difference ... CD
EmArcy/Gitanes (France), 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Extremely dark work from singer Helen Merrill – recorded in New York in the late 60s, under the leadership of Dick Katz, and featuring a set 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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✨✧ Stan KentonInnovations In Modern Music Vol 1 ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant collection of work from Stan Kenton – recordings from his Innovations Orchestra, the groundbreaking group from the years 1950 and 1951, which featured players that include Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, and Laurindo Almeida! The work features Kenton in some of his most modern modes – taking the broad range of colors and tones he first started forging in the late 40s, and fusing them onto some modern jazz ideals of the early 50s. The result is some incredible music that still sounds extremely fresh today – tracks that still have a swinging rhythm and jazz-based solos, but which also have a keen ear towards the 20th Century Classical Music of mid century. Titles include Chico O'Farrill's haunting "Cuban Episode", with vocals and conga by Carlos Vidal – plus the haunting "Conflict", with a June Christy wordless vocal, and the titles "Trajectories", "Incident In Jazz", and "Solitaire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Patti PageIndiscretion ... LP
Mercury, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Patti Page at her grown up best – sounding wonderful on this 50s album that shows that she was way more than just a pop singer – and instead a rich-toned vocalist capable of surprisingly great delivery! The backings have a slightly modern edge – not June Christy at Capitol, but maybe not that far off either – and although there's a fair bit of strings at times, they often have these tones that set off just the right sort of darkness for the tunes – and bring inflections to the music that we don't always hear with Patti. Yet the Page punctuation is still also nicely in place, especially on the few swingers – and titles include "We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye", "Indiscretion", "Autumn Leaves", "Everything Happens To Me", "I'll Walk Alone", and "You Call Everybody Darling". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete RugoloIntroducing ... 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 also manages to swing nicely, spending a bit of time with strange assemblages of instruments and odd phrasings, then getting back to the groove in time to keep things lively. Titles include "Sidewalks Of New York Mambo", "Early Stan", "Manana", "Theme From The Lombardo Ending", "Come Back Little Rocket", "California Melodies", and "Bazaar". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and a name in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Helen MerrillShade Of Difference ... LP
Milestone, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Extremely dark work from singer Helen Merrill – recorded in New York in the late 60s, under the leadership of Dick Katz, and featuring a set 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousChristmas Cocktails Part 2 – Another Round Of Cool Holiday Spirits ... LP
Ultra Lounge/Capitol, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Groovy Christmas! This set's got 18 loungey and jazzy tunes plucked from the vaults of Capitol/EMI and related labels – plus a few even groovier "surprise bonus tracks"! The whole thing's very much in the hipster Ultra Lounge style – and tracks include "Jingle Bell Rock" by Wayne Newton, "Frosty The Snowman" by The Ventures, "Christmas Island" by Bob Atcher & The Dinning Sisters, "Exotic Night" by Martin Denny, "Happy Holidays" by Peggy Lee, "Sleigh Ride/Santa Claus' Party" by Ferrante & Teicher, "Warm December" by Julie London, "The Merriest" by June Christy, "The Christmas Waltz" by Nancy Wilson, "Snowfall" by George Shearing, and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl, too!)

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✨✧ Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Trombones ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece – and possibly the greatest record ever by the Four Freshmen! The album is arranged by Kentonite Pete Rugolo, who gives it a very dark feel – similar to his amazing work on June Christy's Something Cool album (which is a perfect complement to this one) – and he's selected a core group of west coast jazzers to back the Freshmen up, including Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Frank Rosolino, and Claude Williamson. Don't worry about the "trombone" part, because the horns are used to provide dark deep washes of emotion to the songs – with the boys' vocals way out over the top, in mindblowing harmonies that could also exist perfectly without any backing. Titles include "Speak Low", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "I Remember You", "Love", and "Guilty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a split spine & top seam covered with clear tape.)
 
 
 



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