Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Comin Home Baby!

LP (Item 52423) Atlantic, 1962 — Condition: Very Good+

One of Mel Torme's hippest albums of the 60s – and a strong shift towards more swinging material after some of his mellower work for other labels! There's a bit of electric piano in the mix, and plenty of that Atlantic records pop/soul jazz approach – a take on soul jazz that's similar to tunes by Herbie Mann at the same time, but with vocals. The whole thing's filled with greatly grooving tracks – and it draws no small influence from Jon Hendricks' excellent work of the time! Titles include "Hi Fly", "Comin Home Baby", "Dat Dere", "Sidney's Soliloquy", and "Moanin".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Green & blue label pressing in great shape!)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


Time Life, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mel Torme

Best Of Mel Torme
Verve, 1964. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mel Torme

Velvet Fog
Vocalion, Early 50s. Near Mint-
A 60s collection of earlier Decca material from Mel Torme – early in his career as a solo act, with backings by Neal Hefti, Sonny Burke, and George Cates! LP, Vinyl record album

Mel Torme

Mel Torme Sings
Strand, Early 60s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Flair, 1982. Very Good- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Metro, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Very groovy set of vocal tracks recorded by Mel during his years with Verve, and featuring some haunting arrangements by Russ Garcia. Tracks have a beautiful mellow spacey sound, as the Velvet Fog rolls in, and washes over the arrangements with vocals like "Moon Song", "Don't Dream ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good+
This is Mel Torme's best-ever album, and it's one that we'd recommend to anyone who likes jazz vocals at all – even if you can't usually stand Mel! The Velvet Fog is backed by a great 10-piece group, led by the great Marty Paich, and featuring excellent west coast players like Pete Candoli, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Finesse, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Carmen McRae

Portrait Of Carmen
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good
An excellent album from Carmen McRae – one of her hippest records ever, and a great set of vocal gems that often gets overlooked! Arrangements are by Benny Carter, Shorty Rogers, and Oliver Nelson – and the album's got a swinging groovy style that pushes Carmen past her straighter jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album

Carmen McRae

Just A Little Lovin'
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+
Bold, boozy work from Carmen McRae – a wonderfully mature album from that great time when her style was equal parts jazz and soul – put together here by arranger/producer Arif Mardin, a perfect choice for the record! There's a care to the overall presentation not heard in some of McRae' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+
Ol' Mose manages to keep his cool, even in the 70s – laying down some great small combo work with Joe Farrell and Al Cohn each playing a bit of tenor! That Allison vocal approach is right on the money – and titles include "Your Molecular Structure", "If You Only ... LP, Vinyl record album

Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson

Double Exposure (Jazzlore)
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+
One of Chris Connor's standout albums for Atlantic Records – and a session that actually makes us really appreciate the presence of Maynard Ferguson! The album's got a bit more punch than some of Chris' other records for the label, and is a nice shift in mood after a series of sad, dreamy, ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top