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✨✧ KissDestroyer ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ KissAssembled Especially For Radio From The Kiss Albums Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool promo EP that brings together 2 tracks from each of the solo Kiss albums released in 1978. We've never been the biggest fans of those records, but we are pretty darn happy that the EP features Ace Frehley's wonderful "New York Groove" – a funky Russ Ballard rocker that's easily one of the greatest things Ace ever had his hands on! Other tracks include "Don't You Let Me Down" and "You Matter To Me" by Peter Criss, "See You Tonite" and "Radioactive" by Gene Simmons, and "Hold Me Touch Me" and "Take Me Away" by Paul Stanley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in the printed cover, with ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ KissBest Of Kiss – 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection ... CD
Universal, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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James CampionShout It Out Loud – The Story Of Kiss's Destroyer & The Making Of An American Icon ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 24.99
The detailed story of the record that really pushed KISS over the top – the album Destroyer, which was a constant fixture next to countless stereos in the 70s! The group had been around for a few years before the set, and the book traces that path, and the process of creating Destroyer – with looks at the success of the double-live album Alive, the group's troubles with their label Casablanca, and all the other behind-the-scenes forces that were maybe the grit that produced the pearl. Book is 382 pages, softcover, with some black and white illustrations. Book

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Narvel FeltsKiss-A-Me Baby/Foolish Thoughts ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1957. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Full ForceKiss Those Lips (voc, tell it like it is version, single edit)/All I Wanna Do (ff remix, hip house version, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Woody HermanGoosey Gander/Kiss Goodnight ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1945. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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HoodCooler Than Thou (long, short)/Criminal Kiss (long, short) ... 12-inch
PVC, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover and label have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Ute LemperPunishing Kiss ... CD
Decca, 2000. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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David MurrayLike A Kiss That Never Ends ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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PrinceKiss/Love Or Money ... 12-inch
Paisley Park/Warner, 1986. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99 12.99
Classic! Although folks had been saying for years that Prince was funky, "Kiss" was the first tune to really have him going to town on the instruments – in a way that we always expect from a true funk act, but not so much for the pop charts – reason alone to adore this one! The track snaps along with an intensity that makes it an instant classic groover – and flip side "Love Or Money" is a pretty nice track too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Brenda RussellKiss Me With The Wind ... CD
A&M, 1990. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Siouxsie & The BansheesKiss In The Dreamhouse ... LP
Polydor, 1982. Very Good+ ... $26.99
Titles include "Green Fingers", "Painted Bird", "Slowdive", "Cocoon", and "Melt". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a few small peeled spots on the back & a small spot of tape on the top seam.)

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SmetanaKiss – Eduard Haken/Eva Depoltova/Leo Marian Vodicka/Vaclav Zitek/Frantisek Vajnar/BRNO Janacek Opera Chorus & Orchestra (3LP set) ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1980. Near Mint- 3LP ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original book and box – both in good shape.)

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Stravinsky/HovhanessSong Of The Nightingale/Fairy's Kiss, Divertimento/Mysterious Mountain (Symphony No 2 Op 132) – Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... CD
RCA, 1956/1958. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Nikki Sudden & Roland S HowardKiss You Kidnapped Charabanc ... LP
Creation, 1987. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Some of the moodiest music that Nikki Sudden recorded in the 80s – and that's saying a lot, given his other albums! The record's a duet with Roland S Howard – of Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch collaborative fame – and Howard has Nikki really moving into noisier territory – both with the guitar parts used on the tunes, and in the overall presentation of the lyrics and ideas of the tunes! There's no other band on the set, which gives the music a looser, less-structured feel than some of Sudden's other records – really letting the vocal and instrumental concepts ruminate in a space that's all their own – with completely sublime results. Titles include "Feather Beds", "A Quick Thing", "Crossroads", "Don't Explain", "Better Blood", and "Rebel Grave". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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WednesdayLast Kiss ... LP
Sussex, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and a light crease.)

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WeekndKiss Land ... LP
Weeknd XO, 2015. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Slipcase has some corner wear.)

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Bob WelchFrench Kiss ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JadakissKiss Of Death ... LP
Interscope, 2004. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)
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Lola AlbrightDreamsville ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
A really unique session of vocal jazz – and one of the few ever directed by Henry Mancini! Lola was best known for her work on TV in the show Peter Gunn, but despite her cheesecake looks, she's actually a pretty nice singer – with a dusky, late nite sort of sound that's perfect for the Mancini backings on the set. The album features a fair number of original Mancini tunes – all in the moody mellow mode as the more famous "Dreamsville" title track – and Lola burns in a nice smokey tone, on tracks that include "Sorta Blue", "It's Always You", "Soft Sounds", "Slow & Easy", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Two Sleepy People", and "Brief & Breezy". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of work from those years when singer Ann-Margret first popped up on the American market – young, fresh, and sexy – and willing to do whatever it took to make her music stand out from the pack! Ann-Margret's got a vocal range that's maybe deeper than most of her contemporaries – a lusty growl that makes you feel like she's singing from way down in her toes – with odd bluesy currents mixed with jazzier backings – all in a mode that has really blows away the sultry tones of previous singers like Peggy Lee or Julie London. This 30 track package is a very well-chosen array of tunes from the early RCA years – and includes lots of solo numbers, plus work with Elvis Presley and Al Hirt – on titles that include "Man's Favorite Sport", "Next Time", "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Mack The Knife", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Lady Loves Me", "You're The Boss", "Mr Wonderful", "That Old Black Magic", "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Take All The Kisses", "Something To Think About", and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". CD

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Dollar Brand/Klaus Doldinger/Eje Thelin/Sarah VaugJazz Antibes 1963 – Festival International Du Jazz Juan-Les-Pins ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet slices of work from a hell of a jazz festival – the 1963 Antibes performances, served up here in some incredibly hip material! The set begins with early work from pianist Dollar Brand – whose trio sounds moody and amazing on "Antibes Jam", then gets joined the great vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin on a version of "Prelude To A Kiss". Next up is the soulful sound of tenorist Klaus Doldinger, whose group includes Ingfried Hoffmann on piano – on a sensitive reading of "Like Someone In Love", which really shows off Klaus' under-recorded ballad style. The great trombonist Eje Thelin follows – leading a quintet with Ulf Andersson on tenor and Lars Joesten on piano – on the very long "Antibes Jam". A Polish group follows with another long track – a sharp-edged take on "Well You Needn't", led by tenorist Jan Wroblewski in a quartet with Wojciech Karolak on piano. Last up is singer Sarah Vaughan – working with the Kirk Stewart Trio – on the titles "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Tenderly", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Bill Bailey". CD

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Funky BrownThese Songs Will Last Forever ... CD
Glades/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Sweet grooves from Funky Brown – an artist who's more soul-based than you'd guess from his name, and who works here in the hippest Miami modes of the mid 70s! The album's got this warm glow that's mighty nice – even smoother and more mature than some of the Timmy Thomas work of the time – with plenty of keyboards from Harold Butler alongside Brown's sweet vocals – in ways that mix together bits of Miami soul with currents from bigger 70s names on the Philly scene, and maybe even a bit of Barry White! Paul Khouri arranged and produced, and definitely has a way with a midtempo groove – and titles include "Nice & Slow", "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Let's Make A Baby", "Sharing The Night Together", "For The Love Of You", and "Kiss & Say Goodbye". CD

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Vic ChesnuttDrunk (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
New West, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99 30.98
One of Vic's best albums! Drunk isn't quite as sparely furnished, production wise as his first couple albums, but it's still on the right side of spare – often with voice and guitar, so Vic's one-of-a-kind vocals and storytelling are front-and-center. There's almost stream of consciousness structure to the songs, but when you really listen it's easy to tell that he's not just strumming and breathing words, there's some serious soul searching, as well as keen insight into rural American human nature, even in the most fragmentary observations. He's not for everybody, but once you open up to his distinctive sound, you might come to think of him as one of the true and rare originals. Includes "Sleeping Man", Bourgeois And Biblical", "One Of Many", "Super Tuesday", "Naughty Fatalist", "Kiss My A**, "Dodge", "Gluefoot" and more. This beautiful 2017 2LP version on New West as bunch of bonus tracks, too – nearly a full LPs worth! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl with insert, download and 13 bonus tracks. Very nicely done!)

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Wilson Das NevesSamba-Tropi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $29.99
Heavy drums, and some great grooves throughout – a wonderful album from percussionist Wilson Das Neves, and maybe his best record ever! The album's more funk than the samba in the title – although the best numbers have a little bit of both – almost an instrumental take on the same territory as Jorge Ben at the end of the 60s, with wickedly riffing guitar and some nicely heavy drums. The lineup is an all-star one – Dom Salvador on piano, Ze Roberto on organ, and trombone from Ed Maciel – and the arrangements are handled by Erlon Chaves, with the same funky approach as his own great music! There's loads of great originals on the record – including "Essa Moca Ta Diferente", "Sarro", "Repouso", and "Bebete Vao Bora" – plus versions of cuts like "Venus", "Evil Ways", and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", all done as groovy instrumentals. CD

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Nico FidencoLe Inibizioni Del Dottor Gaudenzi, Vedovo, Col Complesso Della Buonanima ... CD
GDM/Legend (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
The title's a long one, but the music here is short and peppy – a set of really lovely little melodies from the great Nico Fidenco – pulled from a film score in the time before he'd moved over to completely sex-drenched soundtracks! There's some nice whimsy at times – melodies that recall an earlier generation of Italian comedy, but which come across here in groovier 70s modes – sometimes a bit jazzy, sometimes with some of the mod styles of the previous few years of Italian scoring, and at other times more just in a playful mode. The CD adds in a huge amount of music to the original stereo album – by coming up with an additional 19 mono tracks from the film – for over 70 minutes of sound! Titles include "Il Vedovo Fugge", "A Sweet Goodnight Kiss", "Katia", "Vertigine Shake", and "Non Me Ne Va Bena Una". CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Lightly ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
Ella gets some great jazzy backings from Marty Paich – on titles that include "Little White Lies", "You Hit The Spot", "Little Jazz", "720 In the Books", "Knock Me A Kiss", and "My Kinda Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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FlamingosFlamingos ... LP
Checker, 1958. Very Good ... $49.99
Stunning early work by one of the best vocal groups of the 50s – raw harmony sides by The Flamingos, recorded for Chess Records in the years before their smoother later tracks for End! The style here is much closer to the streets – heavy on vocal interplay, with usually just a bit of guitar, sax, or percussion as a backing groove – leaving the group's amazing harmonies to hold the lead with a wonderful sense of complexity and soul. The ballads are sublime, the groovers are amazing – and titles include "Would I Be Crying", "Whispering Stars", "The Vow", "A Kiss From Your Lips", "Chickie Um Bah", "Dream Of A Lifetime", and "Chick A Boom That's My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz & Swedish All Stars Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Roost, Early 50s. Good+ ... $24.99
A brilliant set of cool quartet sides from Getz recorded for Roost with the Swedish group he was working with at the time, featuring Bangt Hallberg on piano and a variety of others in different settings of the rhythm section. Nice, laid back bop with Getz's classic tenor stylings throughout, and Lars Gullin on bari on 2 tracks. 8 numbers in all, including "Standanavian", "Dear Old Stockholm", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "Night & Day", "Prelude To A Kiss", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Flamingo" and "Don't Get Scared". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a residue spot from an old sticker. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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Johnny HartmanI Just Dropped By To Say Hello ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A beautiful album of dark-hued vocals – sung by Johnny Hartman with a quality that's as smokey as the image of him with a cigarette on the cover! The album set a whole new standard for male vocal jazz in the 60s – and is a distillation and refinement of earlier ideas in music by Billy Eckstine, taken down to more personal and fluid levels by Hartman – and recorded here with great small group baking that includes Illinois Jacquet on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The vibe is very mellow, but never sloppy or sleepy – and titles include "Charade", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Stairway To the Stars", "Kiss & Run", "Our Time", "Don't You Know I Care", "If I'm Lucky", and "Don't Call It Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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HeronTwice As Nice & Half The Price (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Dawn/Wasabi (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $31.99
The title's a reference to the double-length nature of the set – but it might also be taken as a reference to the group's sound, too – as Heron's got a slightly fuller approach than on their debut album! There's more electric instrumentation in the mix, and arrangements that have the band stepping out more strongly with some rockish inflections, even though the overall approach is still pretty darn folksy – and handled with that really unique, really personal style that makes the group one of the best of the Brit folk scene from the period. Titles include "Madman", "John Brown", "Miss Kiss", "Love 13", "Winter Harlequin", and "Big A". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/ (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My Lifetime ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Warm and wonderful work from Phyllis Hyman – a set that's a lot more mainstream soul than her music of a few years before, but one that still shows a strong commitment to the more complicated styles of her roots! The sound here is full and proud – a nice extension of the work that Hyman did with Norman Connors, and not nearly as much in a disco mode as it might be, given the time of the release. And although many of the tracks are somewhat upbeat, they've got a bit more complication in the rhythms than conventional club – thanks to the presence of jazz players who include Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Azar Lawrence, and others. The best production on the record is by T Life, and the team of Skip Scarborough and Larry Alexander – and titles include "Kiss You All Over", "Living Inside Your Love", "Soon Come Again", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Lookin For A Lovin", and "Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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ImpressionsOne By One/Riding High ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
2 classic albums from the ABC Records years of The Impressions – back to back on a single CD! One By One is classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! Riding High is a record in which the title and cover say it all – because The Impressions are at the top of their game – riding high on a tremendous wave of soul, and soaring forth with a sense of pride and power few other groups could match! Maestro Johnny Pate is on board to handle the arrangements and production – and he helps Curtis Mayfield and the group reach a sound that's sophisticated throughout, but still retains a deeply personal sensibility. The harmonies are tremendous – never too sweet or too smooth, and always with that slightly fragile quality that made The Impressions one of the most human soul groups of their era. Nearly all the tunes are originals from Curtis – and titles include "Riding High", "Too Slow", "Man's Temptation", "I'm A Telling You", and "I Need To Belong To Someone". CD

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Syl JohnsonWe Do It Together ... LP
Shama/Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Not an original album by Syl Johnson, but a great little set that brings together some of his coolest cuts from his best years on record – a time when he was hitting new modes that made him one of the hippest singers on the Chicago soul scene! The music has lots of righteous currents in the groove – almost the same sort of vibe that Curtis Mayfield was hitting at Curtom on some of the grooviest cuts, mixed with some deeper soul elements that showcase Johnson's previous modes – all wrapped up here in a sweet batch of 16 tracks that include "Kiss By Kiss", "Thank You Baby", "We Do It Together", "That's Why", "Annie Got Hot Pants Power", "Hot Pants Lady", "Wiggle In Your Hips", "Let's Start All Over Again", and "Trying To Get To You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
A fantastic step forward for singer Morgana King – just the kind of record that really let the vocalist unlock all the sort of special power that would set her apart from the rest for decades to come! Morgana's got this completely distinct approach to jazz singing – a mode that's short on attack, robust on decay, and which flows in a way that really illustrates the lessons the lady learned from instrumentation – a sense of flow and phrasing that makes her instantly recognizable, no matter what the setting. Arrangements by Torrie Zito – with the same hip, dark mode he used with Tony Bennett – and titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "Easy To Love", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Corcovado", "When The World Was Young/Young & Foolish", and "Lazy Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album

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ManhattansGreatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The Manhattans were one of those groups who knocked around for years in the indie soul world – cutting some fantastic material early on, but then losing direction for a number of years until they sprung forth as a huge act for Columbia during the early 70s. By that time, the band had more than polished their harmonies – coming up with an incredible style that was sweet and smooth, yet still undeniably soulful and human, especially on the ballads that were their specialty. Titles on this set include "Kiss & Say Goodbye", "Hurt", "There's No Me Without You", "It Feels So Good To Be Loved So Bad", "We Never Danced To A Love Song", and "Do You Really Mean Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis ... CD
Sony, 1956. Used ... $8.99
Johnny Mathis' self-titled debut from 1956 – an all-jazz album that's quite different than most of his other work! Mathis here is working in a decidedly modern style – none of the smooth, mellow pop of his hits – and instead awash in sharp edges, rich colors, and modern sounds served up by the charts of arrangers Gil Evans, Teo Macero, and John Lewis! Johnny's vocals have that familiar warm and smooth quality, but also a subtle sense of tension and drama too – one that really makes the tunes, even the familiar ones, come alive as miniature little portraits in sound – painted with a brush that's confident, but youthful enough to be fresh! Players include Phil Woods, Art Farmer, JJ Johnson, Tony Scott, Hal McKusick, and John Lewis – and titles include "Street Of Dreams", "Caravan", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Star Eyes", "Autumn In Rome", "Babalu", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "Angel Eyes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George McCraeGeorge McCrae (1978) ... LP
TK, 1978. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The second of George's self-titled albums for TK – a bit more polished than the first, but still very much in the classic Miami soul mode of the 70s! The disco groove is firmly in place on the set, and George is working with producer Willie Clarke, in a smooth mix of snapping percussion and warmer instrumentation that all follows very much in the successful mode of the earlier "Rock Your Baby" hit. The percussion really dominates the tracks, and at times actually seems a bit revolutionary in its repetitive quality – almost hinting at groove styles from the 80s. George sounds great on the mellow soul cut "Never Never Girl", a surprising winner – and other cuts include "Let's Dance", "Kiss Me", "Hey Sexy Dancer", "Over My Head", "I Got Love", and "Let George Do It". LP, Vinyl record album

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