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Cowboy In Sweden
Light In The Attic, 1970.
LP ... On November 25, 2016
There was never anyone like Lee Hazlewood – and this album is a true testament to his genius! He's the kind of guy you think you've got figured out when you first look at him – but the more you listen to his music, the more you want to raise him above all of the other hip ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cowboy In Sweden
Light In The Attic, 1970.
CD ... On November 25, 2016
There was never anyone like Lee Hazlewood – and this album is a true testament to his genius! He's the kind of guy you think you've got figured out when you first look at him – but the more you listen to his music, the more you want to raise him above all of the other hip ... CD
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Reprise/Real Gone, Mid 60s.
CD ... On October 14, 2016
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Ember/El (UK), 1964.
CD ... About October 20, 2016
An obscure one from Annie Ross – recording here as a solo act back in England after leaving her famous group with Dave Lambert and John Hendricks! The style here is a bit like some of the solo work that Ross cut in the US at the end of the 50s – particularly her sides for Pacific Jazz ... CD
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V-8 Ford Blues
Columbia (UK), Early 60s.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
Wonderful early work from Mose Allison – one of his few albums for Columbia, all of which seem to be a cut above the usual! Titles include "Baby Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Back On The Corner", "Mad With You", "Life Is Suicide", "I ... CD
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Duet
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1962.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
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Social Call
CBS/Sony (France), 1955/1956.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
A great little CD that brings together some of Betty Carter's rare vocal recordings for the Epic label – including a handfull that were unreleased until the issue of this album! There's a total of 11 tracks in the set – with 6 from the Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant album, which ... CD
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You're Mine You
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962.
CD ... About November 25, 2016
Sarah Vaughan gets some great backings here from Quincy Jones – who brings a nice sort of punch to the record, and makes it one of her grooviest from the early 60s! The style's still somewhat traditional – not as much in moddish Jones modes from a few years later – but there's ... CD
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Positively The Most
Warner (Japan), 1959.
CD ... About November 26, 2016
A great little record that's way more jazz than some of Joanie Sommers' other albums – thanks to arrangements from Marty Paich and Tommy Oliver – both of whom help things stay lively, even when sweet – and almost give the album a similar feel to some of the best Bethlehem or Mode ... CD
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At The Village Gate
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1961.
CD ... About November 25, 2016
Live Nina Simone – a perfect setting to hear her unique magic at work, as Nina works before a very appreciative crowd at the hip Village Gate – effortlessly tying together strands of jazz, folk, and nascent 60s soul – all with a righteousness that was perfect for the time and the ... CD
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Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962.
CD ... About November 25, 2016
A bit different than some of Dinah Washington's other 60s work for Roulette – a set that's not entirely back to the blues promised in the title, but one that's definitely got a strong bluesy undercurrent! The backing's, by Fred Norman, aren't nearly as lush as on other Roulette sessions ... CD
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At Separate Tables
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959.
CD ... About November 15, 2016
A sweet vocal treasure from Lu Ann Simms – one of those great 50s singers who hardly made a mark on the rest of the world – but managed to leave behind a great record like this! Simms' has this really wonderful sound – easygoing, yet full of feeling – a balance that few of ... CD
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Melancholy Baby
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), Late 50s.
CD ... About November 25, 2016
A nice batch of sophisticated tunes, Della Reese singing at her best, in an easy laidback style. The album features backing by Sid Bass, and a great set of adult love songs that include "It's Monday Every Day", "I Could Have Told You So", "All Alone", "One For My ... CD
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Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962.
CD ... About November 26, 2016
A wonderfully recorded live set from Joe Williams – recorded at Birdland, as you'd guess from the title – and done with a raw depth that surpasses much of his studio work from the time! Joe's really moving past cliche here – using his voice with a power that hadn't been heard ... CD
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Roost/Warner (Japan), 1957.
CD ... About October 29, 2016
Bev Kenny sounds surprisingly great in this Basie-styled setting – one that has Jimmy Jones handling the keys instead of the Count – with added support from players who include Joe Newman on trumpet, Frank Wess on tenor and flute, and Freddie Green on guitar! Like most of Kenny's ... CD

 


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V-8 Ford Blues
Columbia (UK), Early 60s.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
Wonderful early work from Mose Allison – one of his few albums for Columbia, all of which seem to be a cut above the usual! Titles include "Baby Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Back On The Corner", "Mad With You", "Life Is Suicide", "I ... CD
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Duet
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1962.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
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Social Call
CBS/Sony (France), 1955/1956.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
A great little CD that brings together some of Betty Carter's rare vocal recordings for the Epic label – including a handfull that were unreleased until the issue of this album! There's a total of 11 tracks in the set – with 6 from the Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant album, which ... CD
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Polydor/Verve (Germany), Late 60s.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
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Polydor/Verve (Germany), Late 60s.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
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Serenade To Sweden
Reprise/Real Gone, 1963.
CD ... About October 1, 2016
A beautiful and rare recording – both for singer Alice Babs, and Ellington himself! The session was cut in Paris in 1963 – and it's a moody, intimate album that features Duke backing up Alice with arrangements that are quieter and more subtle than those used with most other Ellington-re ... CD
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Reprise/Real Gone, Mid 60s.
CD ... On October 14, 2016
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Muse/Soul Brother (UK),
LP ... About October 15, 2016
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Muse/Soul Brother (UK),
CD ... About October 15, 2016
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Dual Unity
Freedom/Bamboo (UK),
CD ... About October 15, 2016
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Padre
Jazz The New Chapter (Japan),
CD ... About October 15, 2016
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Ember/El (UK), 1964.
CD ... About October 20, 2016
An obscure one from Annie Ross – recording here as a solo act back in England after leaving her famous group with Dave Lambert and John Hendricks! The style here is a bit like some of the solo work that Ross cut in the US at the end of the 50s – particularly her sides for Pacific Jazz ... CD
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Capitol,
CD ... On October 21, 2016
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BGP (UK),
CD ... About October 25, 2016
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Soho Espresso
Croydon Municipal (UK),
CD ... About October 25, 2016
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Roulette/Warner (Japan), Early 60s.
CD ... About October 25, 2016
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Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1960.
CD ... About October 25, 2016
A key early moment for Nina – recorded live at Newport in 1960, at a time when the festival was one of the most important showcases for groundbreaking jazz! The set's a hip batch of tunes that includes a few standards like "Trouble In Mind" and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home ... CD
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And I Thought About You
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1958.
CD ... About October 25, 2016
An obscure set from Johnny Hartman – cut in the years before his more famous Impulse recordings, and with a mellower, lusher sound that casts his incredible vocals in a warm romantic setting! The orchestrations are by the little-known Rudy Traylor, and have a full feel that's similar to ... CD
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In Love
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962.
CD ... About October 26, 2016
Don Costa arranged and conducted the orchestra that accompanies Dinah on these standards. Tracks include "Fly Me To The Moon", "I Didn't Know About You", "Our Love", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", "My Devotion", and "That's My Desire" ... CD
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Forbidden Fruit
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1961.
CD ... About October 26, 2016
A classic album from Nina Simone's early period! The tracks feature prime work from Nina, caught at the point when she was turning her style from straight jazz into more of a folk-inspired soulful sound – filled with power, anger, and sheer raw emotion – played by a small combo of ... CD
 



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