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June ChristyBallads For Night People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... $8.99
Darkly beautiful work from singer June Christy – a lesser-remembered gem from the end of her years at Capitol Records! The mood here is very much in keeping with the "night people" setting of the title – a lonely space of empty streets, open windows, and late night saloons – first brought to record so beautifully by June on the Something Cool album, and wonderfully revisited in this fantastic set! Arrangements are by husband Bob Cooper, and although they're a bit less arch-modern than some of Christy's work with Pete Rugolo, they still really get at the boozy genius of June's vocals at their best. Titles include "I Had A Little Sorrow", "Night People", "Make Love To Me", "Shadow Woman", "My Ship", and "Kissing Bug". CD also features 5 bonus tracks from the Do Re Mi album – including "Make Someone Happy", "Asking For You", and "All You Need Is A Quarter". CD
(Out of print.)

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June ChristyBest Of The Capitol Years ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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June ChristyComplete Capitol Small Group Transcriptions ... CD
Jazz Factory (Spain), Mid 40s. Used ... $12.99
Early work by one of our favorite jazz singers ever – recorded with small LA groups that include players like Boots Mussulli, Gene Roland, Kai Winding, Arnold Ross, and Shelly Manne. June's not as dark, brooding, or boozy as in later years – and her voice has this crackling freshness that's really a treat if you dig her as much as we do. Titles include "Supper Time", "Can't Help Loving That Man", "Make Love To Me", "I've Got A Guy", "This Is Romance", "You're Blase", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "What's New". 25 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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June ChristyCool School/Do Re Mi ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1960/1961. Used ... $18.99
2 rare gems from June Christy's later years on Capitol – back to back on one CD! The Cool School is easily one of June's greatest albums – even if it is an unusual one! The format here is a far cry from the boozier modes of Christy's earlier career – as the tunes on the set are mostly children's songs, redone as jazzier numbers by June and the Joe Castro Quartet – the latter of whom provides some rare small combo backing for Christy, in a lightly dancing mode that really makes the album work! And while you might expect the children's tunes to be simple-minded or cloying, June's delivery of the material unlocks the secret sense of loss, sadness, and longing that's often buried in the songs – completely transforming familiar numbers in a way that really leaves us breathless! Titles include "Kee Mo Ky Mo", "Small Fry", "Swinging On A Star", "Give A Little Whistle", "The Magic Window", "Baby's Birthday Party", and "Aren't You Glad You're You". Do Re Mi is another unusual session for Christy – one 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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June ChristyGreat Ladies Of Song – Spotlight On June Christy ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $0.99
A great little collection of work by the legendary June Christy – one of our favorite vocalists ever, served up here in a host of her best songs for Capitol! The package is way more than just a "best of" – because the compilers took their "spotlight on" title seriously, and have gone out of their way to showcase the best of June's work, even if the tracks aren't all big singles or hits. Titles include the previously unissued number "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", plus "Imagination", "He's Funny That Way", "The Song Is You", "How High The Moon", "I Remember You", "As Long As I Live", "When The Sun Comes Out", "Goodbye", "Bewitched", and "Midnight Sun". CD

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June ChristyJune Christy & The Johnny Guarnieri Quintet 1949 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1949. Used ... $9.99
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 ChristyJune's Got Rhythm ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Very Good+ ... $3.99
June's got rhythm, sure, but the real thing that makes her great is her dark and moody sense of melody! This album's one of June's late 50s efforts done with husband/arranger Bob Cooper – not as arch modern as some of her work with Pete Rugolo, but still in a style that's definitely inspired by that classic work. Backing is by a small group of LA jazzers – including Shelly Manne, Russ Freeman, Laurindo Almeida, Frank Rosolino, and Cooper – and titles include "My One & Only Love", "Blue Moon", "I Can Make You Love Me", "When Lights Are Low", and "Gypsy In My Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label UK stereo pressing.)

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June ChristyLovely Way To Spend An Evening ... LP
Sounds Great, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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(80s pressing.)

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June ChristyThis Time Of Year ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
June Christy's rarest album – and one of the saddest Christmas records you'll ever buy! The set features all original tunes written for the album by the team of Connie Pearce and Arnold Miller – and they're perfectly suited for June's late boozy style, much more lanquid than on earlier bouncier recordings, filled with sadness and darkness, working with these holiday tunes to conjure up all the depression that most of us often feel at the end of the year. Pete Rugolo arranged to perfection – and titles include "This Time Of Year", "Seven Shades Of Snow", "Winter's Got Spring Up Its Sleeve", "Hang Them On The Tree", "The Little Star", and "Sorry To See You Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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June Christy & Bob CooperDo Re Mi ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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.)

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June Christy & Stan KentonDuet (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1955. Used ... $9.99
Haunting stuff – and one of June Christy's darkest albums! June's singing here with her old boss, Stan Kenton, at the piano – no other real backing, just the pair of them working together in a session that's uniquely stripped down for the time. June's vocals are frail and tender – with even more sadness than in some of her more fully arranged sessions, all of which we love to death. Titles include "Come To The Party", "Angel Eyes", "Lonely Woman", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "We Kiss In A Shadow", and "You're Mine You". CD

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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
(Turquoise label pressing.)

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✨✧ June ChristySomething Cool (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
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. And, on this CD reissue, you'll also hear the pair in a whopping amount of extra material, pulled from singles and albums issued around the same time, for a total of 24 cuts in all. Titles include "Magazines", "Whee Baby", "I'm Thrilled", "Out Of Somewhere", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ June ChristyJune Fair & Warmer ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Always brilliant work from the great June Christy – an album that's got a lot more darkness than you might think from the title and the bright-colored cover! The style is very booze-soaked and sad – with plenty of echoes of the classic Something Cool album – and like that set, this one features sublime arrangements from the great Pete Rugolo – who has a perfect way of shading things in with the dark tones and modern elements that always work best for Christy's vocals! One of our favorite-ever records from June – with titles that include "Let There Be Love", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "I Want To Be Happy", "Imagination", "No More", "Better Luck Next Time", and "The Best Thing For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the spine & top seam.)

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✨✧ June ChristySomething Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(180 gram vinyl.)
 
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Four FreshmenVoices & Brass ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
One of the greatest records ever by this amazing vocal combo! The album's got crack arrangements by Pete Rugolo, with the kind of off-kilter sound that he brought to his best work with June Christy and to his own records on Mercury. The Freshman, as always, are in perfect form – and prove that they were the undisputed masters of jazzy harmony style – especially on cuts like "Stella By Starlight", "I'm Glad There Is You", "Laura", and "Never Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear & a promo sticker on the back.)

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Mary Ann McCallDetour To The Moon ... CD
Jubilee/EMI (Japan), 1958. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Ruth PriceMy Name Is Ruth Price I Sing (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Kapp/LP Time (Spain), 1955. Used ... $14.99
Ruth's a great little singer with a voice we really love – kind of in the range of late 50s Chris Connor or June Christy, with a sad and boozy tone – quite different than what you'd expect from the somewhat cherry look of the cover! This album's one of the few she ever recorded – a solid and intimate jazz-based effort, with backings arranged by Lou Stein and players that include Joe Newman on trumpet and Frank Wess on tenor – both of whom give things a wonderfully soulful feel! A great one from the years when girl singers really got their due in the recording industry – and titles include "Who Am I", "Gentleman Friend", "My Shining Hour", "Calypso Blues", and "Sleighride In July". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ann RichardsAnn, Man! ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
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

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Pete RugoloRugolomania/New Sounds ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1955/1957. Used ... $8.99
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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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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Pete RugoloTV's Top Themes ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A surprisingly great set of tracks from one of our favorite arrangers of all time! Pete Rugolo is best known to the world for his work with Stan Kenton, June Christy, and the Four Freshmen – but this album of TV themes is pretty darn fab, and it includes a lot of strange bits that push it past the regular TV kind of album. The personnel isn't listed, but the sound is plenty groovy – very much in keeping with Rugolo's best upbeat work from the post-Capitol years. Titles include "Theme From Dick Van Dyke", "Route 66", "General Electric Theatre Logo", "Nervous", "Naked City", "Ichabod & Me", and "My Three Sons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam & staining along the bottom seam.)

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Carol SloaneOut Of The Blue ... CD
Sony/Koch, 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAnd The Winner Is – Capitol Sings The Best Movie Songs ... CD
Capitol, 1930s/1940s/1950s/Mid 60s. Used ... $5.99
Songs from Helen O'Connell, Nat King Cole, the King Sisters, the Lettermen, June Christy, the Four Freshmen, Mavis Rivers, Keely Smith, Peggy Lee, Al Martino, Tex Ritter & more. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonArtistry In Rhythm (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius, pure genius! If you've ever wondered why folks think Stan is so great, check out this landmark set of postwar modern swing tunes – some of the most groundbreaking work of its generation, and proof that there was still a lot of room to grow within the big band format. June Christy provides some icy vocals on a few numbers, and other strong players on the set include Vido Musso, Boots Mussulli, Kai Winding, Eddie Safranski, and Shelly Manne. Arrangements are by Pete Rugolo, Gene Roland, and Stan – and titles include "Safranski (Artistry In Bass)", "Artistry In Percussion", "Fantasy", "Come Back To Sorrento", "Ain't No Misery In Me", "Opus In Pastels", "Willow Weep For Me" and "Artistry In Bolero". LP, Vinyl record album

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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
(Green label pressing in a brown cover, with a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonStan Kenton Presents ... LP
Capitol, 1950. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent early Stan Kenton – and a perfect album to pick if you're looking for a great example of the way he blended modernist jazz with more traditional swing based forms. The album's a showcase of rich shimmering colors, played by Kenton and the orchestra to perfection, and highlighting some of the current group's strongest talent – with a lineup that includes Shorty Rogers and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets, Art Pepper and Bud Shank on alto sax, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Halls of Brass", "Art Pepper", "Shelly Manne", "House Of Strings", and "June Christy", an incredible number that has June singing some excellent wordless vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeLost 40s & 50s Capitol Masters ... CD
Capitol/Collectors Choice, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work from Peggy Lee's first stretch at Capitol Records – 39 tracks from the late 40s and early 50s that are collected here on CD for the first time ever! The work is a wonderful illustration of Peggy's early brilliance – and they show a strong evolution from simple big band singer into the mature, melancholy territory that really set Lee apart from most of her generation – and which paved the way for other solo singers like Chris Connor and June Christy in the 50s. Styles vary as the set goes on, and backings are from Dave Barbour, Pete Rugolo, Billy May, and others. Titles include "Neon Signs", "Trouble Is A Man", "Music Maestro Please", "Ain't Goin No Place", "Don't Be So Mean To Baby", "Ay Ay Chug A Chug", "Something To Remember You By", "Goin On A Hayride", "Shame On You", "That Ol Devil", "Boulevard Cafe", "A Man Wrote A Song", "Sunshine Cake", "Run For The Round House Nellie", and "Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ann RichardsAnn, Man! ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... 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". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Ann, Man! ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Lee ScottSings Cool Music For Warm People ... LP
Strand, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousChristmas Cocktails Part 2 – Another Round Of Cool Holiday Spirits ... CD
Ultra Lounge/Capitol, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily 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! CD
(Promotional sticker on booklet cover & stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Four Freshmen5 Trombones & 5 Trumpets ... CD
Capitol/Collectors Choice, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice one! We've always loved the swinging vocal harmonies of the Four Freshmen, but their best records have never been issued before on CD. Now, though, Collector's Choice have put out two of their best on one CD, and the set's got a whopping 24 cuts of groovy groovy harmony sounds that have influenced everyone from Brian Wilson to Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross. Both records feature stunning off-kilter arrangments by the great Pete Rugolo, who puts the material together in a way that's similar to his work on the classic June Christy sessions for Capitol from the same time. Groovy tracks abound, including "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Somebody Loves Me", "Give Me the Simple Life", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Very groovy, but with a dark edge that's even more compelling! CD

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✨✧ Anne PhillipsBorn To Be Blue ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Mary Ann McCallDetour To The Moon ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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!)
Also available Detour To The Moon ... CD 11.99
 
 
 



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