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Singers Unlimited & Art Van DammeInvitation ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the coolest albums ever cut by the Singers Unlimited – thanks to great instrumentation from the mighty Art Van Damme! Art plays accordion – in a way that works perfectly with the banks of sound and sweetness we love from the group – an instrument whose own breathy tones turns out to be a perfect accompaniment for their harmonies, especially in the way it sets a very melancholy mood! Other instrumentation is great too – relatively spare use of the guitar of Sigi Schwab, plus vibes from Heribert Thusek, bass from Eberhard Weber, and drums from Charly Antolini – and titles include a really sublime version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave", plus "Violets For Your Furs", "Cherry", "Spring Is Here", "Ecstasy", "We Could Be Flying", and "Invitation". CD

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson with Singers UnlimitedIn Tune ... LP
MPS, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on the top – one of the leanest instrumental settings from their MPS era, and a nicely gliding groove that supports their voices wonderfully! The record includes great versions of "The Gentle Rain", "Once Upon A Summertime", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and Thad Jones' great "A Child Is Born" – as well as a pretty crazy rendition of "Sesame Street"! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Singers UnlimitedComplete A Capella Sessions (A Capella Vols 1, 2, & 3) ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1971/1974/1979. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Amazing voices, coming together beautifully – with no other instrumentation for accompaniment! The sound of the Singers Unlimited was one of the brightest spots in the 70s catalog of MPS Records – a magical floating of male and female voices, all tied together with inventive arrangements by Gene Puerling (ex-HiLo's), and recorded perfectly in the best MPS mode – but on the three albums in this set, the group went even better – singing alone in the studio with only their own voices for rhythmic and melodic support – hitting notes, tones, and turns of phrases that are simply incredible. There's nothing hokey here, no sort of "retro acapella" mode – as in 70s doo wop revivals – and instead, the Singers carve out a whole new space of their own – a world of sound made only from heavenly voices, but in a way that's hip enough to match the best FM easy styles of their generation. And amidst the heaven, there's also a bit of hell – as the group often have a darker sensibility when presenting their music – a sense of depth that pushes them far away from kitsch! 2CD set features all the tracks from their 3 A Capella albums – a total of 33 tracks that includes "Both Sides Now", "Here There & Everywhere", "Lullaby", "Emily", "Clair", "Yesterday", "My Romance", "Girl Talk", "Sweet Lorraine", "One More Time Chick Corea", "Anything Goes", "Indian Summer", "All The Things You Are", "I Don't Know Where I Stand", "I Wish You Love", and "Lost In The Stars". CD
(Out of print.)
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Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of FriendsFull Circle (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Now Sounds (UK), 2007. New Copy ... $8.99
A wonderful return to form for Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends – working here in the same sublime space they hit on their one and only album for A&M Records in the 60s! The style here is somewhat more modern – but still mostly 70s-styled, as opposed to contemporary – and in a way, Nichols and the group hit some of the warmer modes that groups like Free Design or Singers Unlimited were using at the start of the 70s. All tunes are originals by Roger, most penned with his early songwriting partner Paul Williams – and the vocals by Nichols, Murray MacLeod, and Melinda MacLeod are presented with some great light instrumentation – mostly keyboards, guitar, and bass from Roger himself. We're surprised at how much we like this one – and instead of thinking of it as an album recorded 40 years after the group's debut, we'd rather like to think of it as a "lost" session from the early 70s – because that's the way it sounds overall! Titles include "The Winner's Theme", "I Kept On Loving You", "Let Me Be The One", "Out In The Country", "You're Foolin Nobody", "Always You", "I'm Comin To The Best Part Of My Life", "Look Around", "I'm Gonna Find Her", "Talk It Over In The Morning", and "Watching You". CD also fetaures 5 bonus tracks too – unreleased demo versions of tracks on the album! CD

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Rune OfwermanCool – Piano With Voices ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A strange one for Argo, and certainly not in keeping with their usual soul jazz roster of recordings – but also a cool moody session recorded in Scandinavia, and which features the icy piano of Rune Ofwerman, backed by a chorus of voices, for a floating dreamy sound that slightly hints at the Singers Unlimited, and other European vocal groups from the 60s. Titles include "Mellow Cool", "Bossa Nova Sueca", "Ortego Bossa Nova", and "M-83". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Anita KerrAll You Need Is Love ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... About December 9, 2015
All you need is love – that, and some great vocals and backings as well! Anita Kerr really gets groovy on this little set – taking the famous sound of her harmony quartet into some great late 60s territory – a range of pop tunes hinted at by the Beatles reference on the cover – all arranged and conducted by Anita herself, and produced with some great Sunshine Pop touches! The mixed male/female sound of the quartet is a nice precursor to the 70s recordings by Singers Unlimited – sweet and smooth, but bumped along by a groove on most of these tracks – and titles include "Autumn Afternoon", "No Salt On Her Tail", "Holiday", "A Natural Woman", "Never My Love", "I Make A Fool Of Myself", and "The Last Waltz". CD

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Anita KerrSounds ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... About December 9, 2015
Quite possibly the grooviest album ever from Anita Kerr – a set that brings the sweet sound of her vocal quartet into play with some of the best elements of the Sunshine Pop generation! The orchestrations, arrangements, and tunes here are all a lot hipper than before – not just simple pop tunes, given the Kerr touch – but a completely remade approach to the music, with deep consideration for all elements, and where they might be used the best! There's a really heavenly quality to the entire set – a sound that's somewhere between early Association and the best Singers Unlimited work at MPS – and along with a few well-chosen tunes by other writers, Anita even includes a few self-penned gems of her own. Titles include "I'm Falling In Love Again", "I Would Love You", "The Two Of Us", "They Always Ask Me", "Wine In The Wind", "Happiness Is", and "Today Is". CD

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✨✧ Gals & PalsVocals 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Metronome (Germany), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cool reissue of this obscure Swedish vocal jazz group from the 60's, with a sound that's similar to The Blue Notes of Paris, The Double Six, The Singer Unlimited, The Swingle Singers, or other European jazz vocal groups with male and female singers. This CD compiles 22 tracks of their hard to find tracks from the mid 60's, including "Wives & Lovers", "Walk On By", "Blue On Blue", "What The World Needs Now", and "Lullaby of Birdland". Some tracks are in Swedish, so we don't know what they're singing, but their covers of America stuff are very cool and groovy, especially if you dig a jazzy vocal group like this! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mike Sammes SingersMusic For Biscuits – Lost Advertising & Rare Film Sounds By Mike Sammes & The Mike Sammes Singers ... CD
Trunk (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare advertising work from the Mike Sammes Singers – easily one of the grooviest British vocal groups of the 60s, and one with a sublime talent for mixing male and female voices into a totally sweet harmony sound! In addition to their own albums and the wealth of studio appearances they made on other artists' records, the group also did a fair bit of advertising work in the 60s – a good deal of which is collected on the set. But far from the usual commercials, the tunes here are little poems to products on their own – perfectly composed, set to jaunty rhythms, and sung with a near-perfect vocal style that almost outdoes the later work of Singers Unlimited! Trunk Records have done their usual top-notch job of putting the whole thing together – serving up not just great music, but also wonderful notes on the sad story of the recordings, and how Jonny Trunk emerged to save the master tapes from the junkmen. 37 tracks in all – including "Ariel", "Timex", "Heineken", "Vespa", "Southern Sound", "Fine Fayre", "Pink Marble Shield", "Chocolate Vienna", "Go Gourmet", "Toast Toppers", "Sunblest", "Yardleys Piolot", "Michelle", "Loxene", "International Harvester", and "Luxol". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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