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June ChristyBallad Collection ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
Great stuff from one of our favorite singers of all time! June has a way with a ballad that still leaves us breathless – turning simple somber songs into dark tapestries of despair and loss, infused with a boozy maturity that makes the lyrics resonate with a sense of pain that's always missing from other versions of the tracks (if there are other versions of the tracks – as some of June's are so good that nobody ever dared touch the songs again!) This CD brings together 16 cuts that perfectly illustrate June's incredible talents, including a number from her classic Something Cool album, issued here in the stereo recordings, which are completely different from the mono ones, which were recorded at a different session years earlier. Titles include "Interlude", "Winter's Got Spring Up Its Sleeve", "The Wind", "The Night We Called It A Day", "Night People", "Nobody's Heart", "Don't Explain", and "Cry Like The Wind". CD
(Out of print. BMG club pressing.)

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June ChristyDay Dreams ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan Kenton/June Christy/Four FreshmenRoad Show ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great example of the Kenton powerhouse in action – a 90 minute double-live recording that really set a new standard for jazz sets of its type! The album features a side apiece dedicated to each of the three acts – one by Kenton's orchestra, one by Christy on vocals, and one by the Four Freshmen – the latter two supported by Kenton's group on their own sides, then joining together for a final fourth side that features all artists together. The approach is a great one – very vibrant, and certainly crowd-pleasing – and titles include "Artistry In Rhythm", "My Old Flame", "I Want To Be Happy", "Midnight Sun", "Day In Day Out", "Angel Eyes", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, in the gatefold cover with booklet. Cover has moderate ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ June ChristyWCM Compilation 1945 to 1962 ... CD
Warner, 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(CDr promotional release.)

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✨✧ June ChristyJune Christy & The Johnny Guarnieri Quintet 1949 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1949. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great small combo work from the amazing June Christy – one of her first recordings of the type, and a great contrast to her bigger band work with Stan Kenton in the 40s! The feel of the set is surprisingly modern – with very clear recording quality, and a tightly swinging style of jazz that's much more like a late 50s jazz date than you might expect from the 1949 vintage. Instrumentation is quite clean, with little sense of hoke – and players include Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Charlie DiMaggio on alto and clarinet, and George Walters on trumpet. The set's 70 minutes long – and titles include "Alice Blue Gown", "Idaho", "Sposin", "One O'Clock Jump", "Cheek To Cheek", "Dancing On The Ceiling", "Yesterdays", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "Robins & Roses". CD

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✨✧ June ChristyLovely Way To Spend An Evening ... LP
Sounds Great, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)
 
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Chris ConnorPortrait Of Chris ... CD
Atlantic/Collectors Choice, 1960. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Julie LondonJulie London at Home ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Very Good ... $29.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & splitting.)

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Mary Ann McCallDetour To The Moon ... LP
Jubilee, 1958. Near Mint- ... $34.99
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, deep groove pressing – in great shape! Cover has some very light wear in one corner, but is really great overall.)

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Ann RichardsAnn, Man! ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by 50s vocalist Ann Richards – best known for her work with Stan Kenton in the post-June Christy days, stepping out very nicely here in a small group session! Ann's definitely got a touch of the June in her approach – but she's also a bit warmer, and slightly more lusty, and sings here with good backing that includes guitar by Barney Kessel, playing in that spare moody way he used with Julie London on her Liberty sides. Titles include "An Occasional Man", "There's A Lull In My Life", "You Go To My Head", "And That's All", "Bewitched", and "How Do I Look In Blue". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Ann RichardsMany Moods Of Ann Richards ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Quite possibly the greatest album ever from Kenton vocalist Ann Richards – and a set that really helps her break into some new territory too! The set's definitely got the many moods implied in the title – thanks to arrangements from Ralph Carmichael, Bill Holman, and Tak Shindo – all of whom do a good job of pushing Ann past the standard torchy female singer styles of the time – especially Shindo, who brings in a nice touch of the exotic! Richards has a great sound – one that's clearly inherited from June Christy, but in the best possible way – and titles include "Something's Coming", "I'm Late", "Lazy Afternoon", "By Myself", "I'm Gonna Laugh", and "Where Did You Go" – a nice vocal take on "Jordu"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with clear tape along the top seam.)

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Ann RichardsMany Moods Of Ann Richards/Two Much ... CD
EMI/Capitol (UK), Late 50s. Used ... $16.99
2 great albums from Ann Richards – an excellent jazz-based vocalist who worked frequently with Stan Kenton! The first album on the set – Many Moods Of Ann Richards – is exactly what the title implies: a mixture of modes handled by different arrangers that include Ralph Carmichael, Bill Holman, and Tak Shindo – all of whom do a good job of pushing Ann past the standard torchy female singer styles of the time. The second album – Two Much – has Ann working with Stan Kenton in a great set of tunes that are touched by the dark and moody tones we love so much in Kenton's work of the time, and which show why he'd pegged Richards as a strong successor to the work he'd done with June Christy. The set features 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "The Morning After (The Night Before)", "My Kinda Love", "No Moon At All", "All Or Nothing At All", "Something's Coming", "Lazy Afternoon", "Be Easy Be Tender", and "I'm Late". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pete RugoloRugolomania ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $4.99
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.)

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Pete RugoloThriller ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
An excellent crime soundtrack! Pete Rugolo's best known as the arranger who made Stan 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". CD

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Caterina Valente/Alaide Costa/Maysa/Dolores DuranWomen Of Bossa Nova Vol 1 (Bossa Classica/Joia Moderna/Tom Jobim For Maysa/Dolores Duran & Her Interpreters) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
A very cool collection of female bossa nova records – one that really goes way past the usual! First up is Bossa Classica by Caterina Valente – a German singer by birth, but one who was really open to new styles from around the world – including lots of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian modes too! The set was recorded in Germany, with backings by Werner Muller – but the style is right up there with the best bossa charts of the time – set up with acoustic guitar in the lead, some light strings, and often some cool woodwind touches that spark the tunes with color while Valente sings in Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish, and English. Titles include "Fale Baixinho", "Bruxeira", "Aquarela Do Brasil", "Bahia", "Samba Di Una Nota", "Chanson Sur Un Seule Note", and "Le Chapeau De Paille". Next up is the Joia Moderna album by Alaide Costa – served up in that wonderful mix of jazz, samba, and bossa that makes her 60s recordings so great! There's a nice current of melancholy to the music at times – one that almost links Costa to an earlier generations of singers – but many numbers have light and lively instrumentation that really sets her vocals free – creating a lightness in the music that's also carried through in the lyrics – at a level that made Alaide a very important influence at the time, even though she might not be as well-remembered all these many years later. The set features musical help from Baden Powell and Oscar Castro Neves – and titles include "Samba De Nos Dois", "Se Foi Passado", "Ponto Final", "Encontro Com A Saudade", "Cancao Do Amor Sem Fim", "Gosto Do Seu Olhar", and "Lagrima". Next up is a full album of Antonio Carlos Jobim songs by Brazilian singer Maysa. The sound here is sad and dark – almost in the mode of some of the more obscure US vocalists of the late 50s, the post-June Christy crowd who took bits of jazz woven with their own sadness, and worked in a much darker style than the pop singers of the day. In a way, Maysa sounds best of all in this mode – and we almost like these albums more than some of her later, more famous work. Orchestrations are a mix of strings and woodwinds, handled by Enrico Simonetti – and titles include "Dindi", "Caminhos Cruzados", "As Praias Desertas", "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar", "Por Causa De Voce", "Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce", and "Meditacao". Last up is a selection of tracks sung by and inspired by Dolores Duran – an important Brazilian singer in the pre-bossa years – but one who continued to have an impact on that generation too. Dolores sings "Solidao", "Estranho Amor", "Por Causa De Voce", "Fim De Caso", and "A Noite Do Meu Bem" – and the set also features eleven more songs written by Duran, sung by artists who include Maysa, Lucio Alves, Trio Irakitan, Dick Farney, and Elizeth Cardoso. CD

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✨✧ Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Trombones ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Temporarily 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 split seams.)

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✨✧ Anita O'DayCool Heat – Anita O'Day Sings Jimmy Guiffre Arrangements ... CD
Verve/Polygram (Japan), 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool work from Anita O'Day – a session cut with Jimmy Giuffre arrangements, in a style that's a bit different than some of her other 50s work for Verve! Jimmy brings a nice touch of modernism to the record – casting the horns in ways that show his own love of creative colors and careful phrasing, which makes for a bit more sensitivity than you'd hear on some of her dates with Billy May. Anita really responds to this shift with her vocals – stepping around the tunes carefully, and seeming to slide in alongside Giuffre's horn charts in a really fresh way. The vibe's a bit like that of June Christy on Capitol with Pete Rugolo – which is a great recommendation to us – and titles include "Hershey Bar", "A Lover Is Blue", "Mack The Knife", "You're A Clown", and "Orphan Annie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ann RichardsAnn, Man! ... LP
Atco, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever recorded by 50s vocalist Ann Richards – best known for her work with Stan Kenton in the post-June Christy days, stepping out very nicely here in a small group session! Ann's definitely got a touch of the June in her approach – but she's also a bit warmer, and slightly more lusty, and sings here with good backing that includes guitar by Barney Kessel, playing in that spare moody way he used with Julie London on her Liberty sides. Titles include "An Occasional Man", "There's A Lull In My Life", "You Go To My Head", "And That's All", "Bewitched", and "How Do I Look In Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert.)

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✨✧ Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Trombones (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloRugolomania/New Sounds ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1955/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two fantastic albums from one of the greatest arrangers of the 50s! 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, two of which are on this CD. 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. There's a total of 22 cuts on the CD – and titles include "Four Twenty AM", "Hornorama", "Come Back Little Rocket", "The Shrike", "Latin Nocturne", "Bongo Dance", and "Montevideo". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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