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✨✧ Billie HolidayAll Or Nothing At All (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1955/1956. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
The third collection of Billie's Verve studio recordings, produced by Norman Granz. Billie's backing group includes performances by Benny Carter, Harry Edison, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Rowles, Paul Quiichette, and Wynton Kelly, and features the songs "Trav'lin Light", "April In Paris", "Lady Sings The Blues", "What's New", "Good Morning Heartache", "Sophisticated Lady", "Strange Fruit", and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday (MGM) ... LP
MGM, 1959. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of Billie's last sessions – recorded with beautiful large backings by Ray Ellis, and a heartbreaking tone that may not show Billie as strong technically as on some of her earlier albums, but which is pretty darn compelling nonetheless. Titles include "All The Way", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Deed I Do", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the spine and top seam.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday – The Golden Years Vol 2 (3LP box set) ... LP
Columbia, 1930s. Very Good 3LP Box Set ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye pressing, including the booklet.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Story ... LP
Decca, Late 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Decca pressing. Cover has some wear and a Stimulated Stereo sticker on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayEssential Billie Holiday – Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A very unusual concert from Billie Holiday – one that features narration by Gilbert Millstein, telling the story of Billie's life! The format is quite unusual – almost a live documentary, with the subject of the documentary there in person herself! Millstein narrates from the start, and Billie emerges with songs throughout – using Millstein's narration to bracket portions of her career, then delivering the tunes associated with that portion. Backing is by an all-hip group that includes Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell, Chico Hamilton, Roy Eldridge, and Buck Clayton – and titles include "I Cried For You", "My Man", "Don't Explain", "Lady Sings The Blues", "Body & Soul", "I Love My Man", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2600, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayGreatest Interpretations Of Billie Holiday – Complete Commodore Recordings (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Commodore/King (Japan), 1939/1944. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A full album that compiles Billie's famous sides for the Commodore label in New York – recorded in 1939 and 1944, with accompaniment by the Eddy Heywood group and/or orchestra, plus additional sides led by pianist Sonny White. Titles include "Strange Fruit" (the original 1939 version), "How Am I To Know", "Fine & Mellow", "I'll Get By", "My Old Flame", "Lover Come Back To Me", "As Time Goes By", and "I Love My Man (Billie's Blues)". You can't get any more classic than this! Japanese 2LP set fetaures all the Commodore recordings – 30 tracks in all, including alternate takes! CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Slipcover has some edgewear.)

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Billie HolidayHappy Holiday ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1940s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD

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Billie HolidayLady Day (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1930s/Early 40s. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include "Miss Brown To You", "If You Were Mine", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Billie's Blues", "I Cried For You", "I Must Have That Man", and "Easy Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has a mostly split top seam.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady In Satin ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... $39.99
One of Billie's last recordings, and an incredibly striking batch of songs arranged by Ray Ellis with a sad, fragile ege that's perfect for the style of her later work. Billie's voice is faltering, but in a way that only makes the songs sound more personal and more compelling – and although most of the tunes on the set are standards, Billie's presentation of them completely transforms the numbers, and we can bet you'll never heard these songs the same way again after hearing this album! Titles include "Violets For Your Furs", "You've Changed", "But Beautiful", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "I'll Be Around", and "I'm A Fool To Want You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove, matrix ending in 1D. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady Sings the Blues ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Possibly one of the most essential Billie Holiday albums for Verve – a set that carries the same title as her famous autobiography, and which also features many key numbers from her songbook at the time! The feel here is quite easygoing and relaxed – with small group backing behind Billie's vocals, which themselves are recorded cleanly and clearly throughout. One side features backing by a combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Paul Quinichette on tenor – and the other features a group that includes Bobby Tucker on piano, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and the great Willie Smith on alto sax. Titles include plenty of classics – including "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", "No Good Man", "Good Morning Heartache", "I Must Have That Man", and "Trav'lin' Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl Doxy reissue in an alternate cover – 147/500.)

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Billie HolidayQuintessential Billie Holiday Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia, 1936. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayQuintessential Billie Holiday Vol 5 – 1937 to 1938 ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayRare Live Recording of Billie Holiday ... LP
RIC, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing.)

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Billie HolidaySolitude ... LP
Verve, 1952. Sealed ... $11.99
Classic Billie Holiday for Verve – sad, blue-tinged, and recorded with great small combo backing – in a mode that really updates the sound of her initial recordings while still keeping the best elements intact! Players include Oscar Peterson, Alvin Stoller, Barney Kessell, and Ray Brown on the core group – plus bits of added solo work from Flip Phillips on tenor and Charlie Shavers on trumpet. Titles include "Solitude", "Moonglow", "Tenderly", "Everything I Have Is Yours", "East Of The Sun", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing on WaxTime.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayStormy Blues ... LP
Verve, 1954/1955. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Seminal 50s recordings from Billie Holiday! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billie Holiday & Lester YoungLady Day & Pres 1937 to 1941 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie Holiday/Lena Horne/Ella Fitzgerald/Sarah VaBillie Ella Lena Sarah ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Billie Holiday/Ralph Burns with Lee KonitzJazz Recital ... LP
Clef, 1951. Very Good ... $29.99
A great album – if not just for the Billie Holiday work, then for the titles by Ralph Burns! Side one features 7 classic Holiday tunes – including "Strange Fruit", "The Man I Love", and "All Of Me" – all done in straight Verve mode, which is nice enough. But the real treat is on side two, which features The Free Forms of Ralph Burns, with main soloist Lee Konitz – the modern altoist at the height of his early powers! The set's got 8 original tunes by Burns, which provide a perfect foil for Konitz's icy tone – and the record's a key bit of modernism, in the spirit of Verve's best jazz-with-backing mode. Titles include "Terresita", "Spring Is", "Tantallion", "Places Please", and "Someday, Somewhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing, with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has light surface wear and bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday ... LP
Metro, 1960s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday (Joker) ... LP
Joker (Italy), Early 40s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday – Commodore Jazz Classics ... LP
Commodore/Mainstream, Late 40s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Story Vol 3 ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBlues Are Brewin' ... LP
Decca, 1949. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Decca pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayFirst Verve Sessions ... LP
Verve, 1952/1953/1954. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
24 great numbers from Billie's first couple of years recording for Verve, capturing her at her prime with a number of great little groups. Includes "How Deep Is The Ocean (How high Is The Moon)", "He's Funny That Way", "Love For Sale", "You Go To My Head", "East Of The Sun (West OF The Moon)", "These Foolish Tings", "Solitude", "Love For Sale", "My Man", "Love Come Back", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Stormy Weather" and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady In Autumn – The Best Of The Verve Years (2CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLover Man ... LP
Decca, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full LP issue of singles that Billie Holiday recorded for Decca during the mid and late 40s – all small group sessions, with occasional added instrumentation on small string sections, or vocals. The sides are a nice counterpoint to Billie's work for Verve and Columbia – as the players differ nicely on many of the numbers, and a few tracks even feature a backing vocal group! Titles include "Lover Man", "Old Devil Called Love", "Porgy", "Girls Were Meant To Take Care Of Boys", "This Is Heaven To Me", "There Is No Greater Love", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayQuintessential Billie Holiday Vol 1 – 1933 to 1935 ... CD
Columbia, 1936. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Billie HolidayStrange Fruit ... LP
Commodore/Atlantic, 1939/1944. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great issue of some of Billie Holiday's classic sides for the Commodore label – a company she didn't work with often, but home to some of her best material of the early years! The tracks here were mostly recorded in 1944, but the set also features some early bits from 1939 as well – and backing on all numbers is by small combos, with players who include Eddie Heywood on piano, Frankie Newton or Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Tab Smith or Lem Davis on alto, Teddy Walters on guitar, and Kenneth Hollon on tenor sax. Titles include Holiday's seminal "Strange Fruit" – a track that's stunning both for its handling of racial subject matter, and for the fact that it's one of the few penned by Billie herself! Other titles include "Yesterdays", "I'll Get By", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Lover Come Back To Me", "I'm Yours", and "Embraceable You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billie Holiday/Etta JamesBack 2 Back ... CD
Excelsior, 1930s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Initials in marker on CD.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday's Greatest Hits (Decca) ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady In Satin (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces) ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Billie's last recordings, and an incredibly striking batch of songs arranged by Ray Ellis with a sad, fragile ege that's perfect for the style of her later work. Billie's voice is faltering, but in a way that only makes the songs sound more personal and more compelling – and although most of the tunes on the set are standards, Billie's presentation of them completely transforms the numbers, and we can bet you'll never heard these songs the same way again after hearing this album! Titles include "Violets For Your Furs", "You've Changed", "But Beautiful", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "I'll Be Around", and "I'm A Fool To Want You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady Sings the Blues ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Possibly one of the most essential Billie Holiday albums for Verve – a set that carries the same title as her famous autobiography, and which also features many key numbers from her songbook at the time! The feel here is quite easygoing and relaxed – with small group backing behind Billie's vocals, which themselves are recorded cleanly and clearly throughout. One side features backing by a combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Paul Quinichette on tenor – and the other features a group that includes Bobby Tucker on piano, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and the great Willie Smith on alto sax. Titles include plenty of classics – including "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", "No Good Man", "Good Morning Heartache", "I Must Have That Man", and "Trav'lin' Light". CD
Also available Lady Sings the Blues ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBen Webster/Harry Edison Sessions ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1957. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Sings (Verve) ... LP
Verve/Pan Am (Italy), 1952. Sealed (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album in the career of Billie Holiday – an early 10" album that marks her return to the recording studios after a bit of a hiatus – working here with a well-picked Verve group that includes Flip Phillips on tenor, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Oscar Peterson on piano! The mix of Phillips and Shavers styles is especially nice – and really bridges the two generations of jazz that Holiday participated in – some older sweet swing touches, and some sharper modern edges from the bop era. Titles include Billie's classic reading of "Easy To Love", plus "Solitude" and "You Turned The Tables On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(12" pressing, on Pan Am – with bonus tracks,)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Story Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie's Blues ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 50s-1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayQuintessential Billie Holiday Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1936. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol 2 ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Billie HolidaySongs For Distingue Lovers ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Classic Verve work by Billie Holiday – and an album that probably brought the word "distingue" into the vocabulary of more people than any other use! (And in fact, probably also caused a lot more trouble with mispronunciation than any other Billie Holiday album title!) The tracks are slightly longer than usual – really opened up with some nice jazz inflections that make the whole thing feel like Billie is really part of the proceedings, and not just the singer in the front. Titles include familiar songs like "Day In Day Out", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "A Foggy Day", and "Just One Of Those Things" – all given the amazing Holiday take, in a way that opens them up with more emotion than you might have thought possible! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Vital Vinyl series!)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayStay With Me ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Classic Verve material. Billie sings in a warm relaxed setting, with great small combo backing, and piano by Mal Waldron. The record is one of the best we could recommend on the label – and it includes lots of nice tracks like "Everything Happens To Me", "I Wished On The Moon", and "Say It Isn't So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU pressing on Pan Am.)

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John SzwedBillie Holiday – The Musician & The Myth (hardcover) ... Book
Viking, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 28.95
John Szwed has given us pivotal books on Miles Davis and Sun Ra – and this time around, he's turning his eye to the life and music of Billie Holiday – offering up a very fresh vision of the oft-told tale of the singer and her career! As the title might imply, Szwed gets past the myth that so often surrounds Holiday's tragic life, and really looks at the singer and her groundbreaking approach to her music – almost looking at things from a technical perspective instead of a personal one – but while also addressing some of the overwrought cliches that have crept into a mainstream understanding of her recordings. There's still plenty of jazz history and biography in the mix – but Szwed almost chooses to start anew with the story, and in doing so, present us with one of the most compelling accounts of Billie and her music to date. 230 pages, hardcover. Book

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✨✧ Abbey LincolnAbbey Lincoln Sings Billie Holiday ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1987. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Abbey Lincoln takes on the legacy of Billie Holiday – in a double-length live set recorded with a small group at the end of the 80s! The setting's a bit more relaxed here than on some of Abbey's other albums of the period – a bit looser and sometimes more languid, but only in the best sort of ways to get at the moodiness of Billie Holiday's approach to the tunes. A few numbers seem to bristle with a bit more of that Abbey Lincoln sense of pride – that righteous legacy that runs straight from Billie's classic "Strange Fruit" – but overall, the spirit of Holiday's more traditional approach definitely guides the performance. The group's a quartet – with Harold Vick on tenor – and titles include "For All We Know", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Ill Wind", "I'll Be Seeing You", "Lover Man", "Strange Fruit", "Crazy He Calls Me", "Gloomy Sunday", "No More", "Gimme A Pigfoot", and "God Bless The Child". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Dodo GreeneMy Hour Of Need (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $6.99
One of the few vocal albums on Blue Note's short lived 89000 series – and one of the only few ever cut by the obscure singer Dodo Greene! Green's got this raspy voice that's just great – somewhat fragile, but not in a wispy way – kind of honest and human, and somewhere in the Billie Holiday tradition, yet very much her own bag too! The backings are quite unique – handled by an excellent group led by tenorist Ike Quebec, who's also working with Grant Green on guitar and Sir Charles Thompson on organ. The band is nice, and Quebec gets in a few solos, but the real highlight is Greene, whose beautifully fragile voice gives haunting renditions of standards like "Let There Be Love", "My Hour Of Need", "Trouble In Mind", and "I Won't Cry Anymore". A fairly mournful album, and with a nice moody late night feel. US pressing – with lots of bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)

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Johnny GriffinWhite Gardenia ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $19.99
A tribute to Billie Holiday – with Johnny Griffin's tenor fronting some larger backing on strings and brass – but hipper than most efforts of this type, thanks to some great arrangements by Melba Liston and Norman Simmons! The record's a good change from some of Johnny's more full-on bop sessions from the same time – and it's nice to hear that his tenor works equally well on mellow tracks and ballads, stretching out with a deep edge and a wonderful tone. Other players include Clark Terry on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Ron Carter on bass – and titles include "God Bless The Child", "Gloomy Sunday", "Travelin' Light", "Left Alone", and "Detour Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 387, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear, small split in the bottom seam, and a lightly bent corner.)

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Etta JonesLonely & Blue ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
Hard to imagine Etta Jones being lonely and blue – especially when she sounds as great as this! The album's one of Jones' early classics from Prestige – a date that really has her classing things up a lot, and drawing on bits of Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington's styles, to mix in with the bluesier tones of her roots – put together with a great deal of charm, and a new sophistication that made Etta one of the hippest jazz singers of the 60s! Backing is by a cool small combo – with Patti Brown on piano, Wally Richardson on guitar, and a bit of tenor from Budd Johnson – and titles include "I'll Be There", "In the Dark", "Gentlemen Friend", "I Wonder", and "Miss You So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label stereo pressing. Cover has a light mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeLover Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked gem from Carmen – one of her few albums for Columbia from the 60s, and a wonderfully swinging small group session that's got a much more relaxed feel than some of her earlier sets! The album's ostensibly a tribute to Billie Holiday – but it's taken in a way that's completely unlike Holiday's own work – filled with life, joy, and a swinging sensibility that's carried off perfectly by arranger Norman Simmons – who heads up a small combo on piano, working with Walter Perkins on drums, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Nat Adderley on cornet, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, and Mundell Lowe on guitar. Carmen's vocals are wonderfully groovy – and tunes include "I Cried For You", "Them There Eyes", "My Man", "Strange Fruit", "Miss Brown To You", and "Some Other Spring". CD

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Diana RossBlue ... CD
Motown, 1972. Used ... $3.99
A real discovery in music – previously unreleased material recorded by Diana Ross in 1972 – all done in a jazz-based vein! The album was done after Diana's appearance in Lady Sings The Blues, and follows in a clear Billie Holiday-inspired approach to American standards – one that has Gil Askey providing some gently jazzy backings, and Ross singing in a style that's sad and mellow enough to fit the "blue" in the title! Why Motown never issued this one at the time is a real mystery to us – because the record is really wonderful, and a needed deepening of Diana's talents from the time. Plus, given that the whole record was never "finished off" in the 70s, there's a laidback, almost slightly rough quality to the whole thing – presenting Ross in a more earnest interpretation of the mode than might have been the case if it was slicked up for the charts. Titles include "What A Difference A Day Makes", "No More", "Let's Do It", "Smile", "But Beautiful", "Had You Been Around", "Little Girl Blue", and "Love Is Here To Stay". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Easy Living", "Solitude", "He's Funny That Way", and "T'Aint Nobody's Business If I Do". CD

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✨✧ Archie SheppFor Losers ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the grooviest albums from Archie Shepp's post-new thing years for Impulse – a nicely grooving session that mixes soul-based tracks with more righteous spiritual jazz moments! The approach here is a nicely varied – a laidback, collaborative spirit that's even quite different from Shepp's work in France at the time, or even from some of his other sessions for Impulse. At one moment, Archie's playing in a gently spare and soulful mode – foreshadowing his late 70s sides – but at another, he'll be opening up with intensity, egged on by a group of well-matched players who include Woody Shaw, Grachan Moncur III, James Spaulding, and Cedar Walton. Side 2 features the extended "Un Croque Monsieur" – a modally building number with some free post-Coltrane energy, and a righteous poem from Chinalin Sharpe. Sharpe returns in a completely different spirit on "I Got It Bad" – singing the lyrics in a Billie Holiday mode alongside Shepp's solo – and Leon Thomas sings on the soul-based number "Stick Em Up", again very different than usual! Titles also include a great version of Cal Massey's "What Would It Be Without You" and the funky groover "Abstract". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear with a center split in the spine.)

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✨✧ Archie Shepp & Mal WaldronLeft Alone Revisited ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... About January 22, 2020
A very mellow, very laidback set from the team of Shepp and Waldron – playing here in a mode that pays homage to Waldron's classic post-Billie Holiday album, Left Alone – and which follows in a similar blend of dark-edged standards. The setting is spare – simple duets between Shepp's tenor and Waldron's piano – nothing fancy, but nicely soulful, and with a good "late in career" feel to it. Titles include "Lady Sings The Blues", "Left Alone", "Easy Living", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Blues For 52nd Street". CD

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Mal WaldronLeft Alone (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1959. Used ... $34.99
A beautiful album by Mal Waldron – recorded in 1960, after the passing of Billie Holiday, and a very loving tribute by Waldron, who was her accompanist for a number of years. The set moves way past the usual "Holiday songbook" mode, and features instead a dark batch of tracks, two written by Waldron – "Minor Pulsation" and "Cat Walk" – a third written by him and Holiday, the famous tune "Left Alone". Jackie McLean plays some fantastic alto sax on the CD's version of "Left Alone", and the rest of the tracks are trio tracks played by Waldron, Julian Euell, and Al Dreares. The set also features one very strange track – "Mal Waldron: The Way He Remembers Billie Holiday" – which is an interview with Waldron about Billie! And sure, there were many cash-in records after Billie Holiday died, but this is one of the best, and it comes from a very legitimate source! CD
(Out of print, RVG Special Edition with 24-bit remastering – still sealed with the obi!)

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VariousCritics Choice By The Carras Jazz Lecturers ... LP
Carras, 1930s. Sealed ... $1.99
Includes selections by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJazz – The Definitive Performances ... CD
Columbia, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams' Blue Five, Art Tatum, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, the Miles Davis sextet, Erroll Garner, Duke Ellington, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Branford Marsalis Trio, Wynton Marsalis & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousJoyful Jazz – Christmas With Verve Vol 1 – The Vocalists ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s/2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A collection of Holiday tracks both old and new – pulled from the catalog of Verve Records, and a fair bit of the larger Universal jazz catalog too! The material here mixes old favorites with a few newer recordings – tracks that show that great resonance between jazz vocal styles and Christmas tunes – a pairing that never seems to get old, and which can make for some especially warm moments during the season. Titles include "The Christmas Song" by Mel Torme, "Christmas Time Is Here" by Patti Austin, "It Must Be Christmas" by Judy Holliday, "Peace On Earth" by Peggy Lee, "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays" by Betty Carter, "Peace" by Norah Jones, "Zat You Santa Claus" by Louis Armstrong, "Silent Night" by Dinah Washington, "White Christmas" by Ella Fitzgerald, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Diane Schuur, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Billie Holiday, and "Winter Wonderland" by Shirley Horn. CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonJazz At The Plaza Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An intimate live session from Duke Ellington and his great late 50s orchestra – presented here at a private party hosted by Columbia Records at the Plaza Hotel in New York – at a time when Ellington was making some of his best music for the label! The tracks here are every bit on a par with Duke's late 50s gems for Columbia – and have the orchestra stepping out strongly on short numbers that maybe have a bit more swing and a bit less overall concept – as the soloist shift, and shine nicely on each tune! The set features great performances from Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Britt Woodman on trombone, Shorty Baker on trumpet, and Johnny Hodges on alto – and also includes some very late vocal work from Billie Holiday, who sings on two tracks, plus two more from Jimmy Rushing as well. Titles include "Love To Hear My Baby Call My Name", "El Gato", "All Of Me", "Don't Explain", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Red Garter", and "Red Carpet". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has discoloration along the opening.)

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✨✧ Will FriedwaldGreat Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest writers on singers presents his essential collection of albums from the 20th century – all served up with the kind of loving detail that's always made the prose of Will Friedwald so great! Will's written the book on Frank Sinatra – literally – and on Tony Bennett, and a number of other singers too – and you've no doubt stumbled across his words in liner notes for reissues over the years. This time, Friedwald expands that later genre – and offers up full chapters that go in depth to some key vocal jazz classics – including Something Cool by June Christy, My Gentleman Friend by Blossom Dearie, Ella In Berlin by Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Rain Or Shine by Dick Haymes, Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday, Black Coffee by Peggy Lee, and even Belly Of The Sun by Cassandra Wilson! There's a few dozen more titles covered in the book – which has 51 chapters in all – and the heavy book also features an album cover reproduction for each title, and a discography as well. 402 pages, hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinBig Soul (Big Soul Band & White Gardenia) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those ubiquitous Milestone 70s two-fers combining two nice sides from the little giant. The first set is Big Soul Band, a sweet little album from Johnny – quite different than most of his other sessions at the time, as this one features a big band, as the title says – filled with some strong Chicago and soul jazz players, and featuring killer arrangements by the great Norman Simmons! Simmons' was just bubbling up at the time – and he had a sock soul jazz sound that was part of his time on the Chicago scene, and which, unfortunately, rarely achieved as strong of recorded expression as it did on this album. Griffin's a heck of a great player, even at this age, and the strength of his horn sits nicely in the front of a great ensemble that also includes Pat Patrick, Matthew Gee, Julian Priester, Frank Strozier, Bobby Timmons, Harold Mabern, Vic Sproles, and Charlie Persip. Titles include a number of Simmons originals – like "Meditation", "Panic Room Blues", and "Holla" – plus a great reading of Timmons' "So Tired"! The second LP is Johnny's tribute to Billie Holiday – with Johnny's tenor fronting some larger backing on strings and brass – but hipper than most efforts of this type, thanks to some great arrangements by Melba Liston and Norman Simmons! The record's a nice change from some of Johnny's more full-on bop sessions from the same time – and it's nice to hear that his tenor works equally well on mellow tracks and ballads like "God Bless The Child", "Gloomy Sunday", "Travelin' Light", "Left Alone", and "Detour Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 5 – Evening Of A Basie-ite ... LP
Columbia, Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes work recorded with Count Basie and Billie Holiday! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousVerve Remixed ... CD
Verve (UK), 1960s/2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy idea! This sparkling set takes older vocal jazz tunes from the Verve catalog, and uses the songs as the basis for new tracks by some of the better producers in the global groove underground. The mix of styles and eras is quite compelling – as torchy vocals drift over the top of cutting edge beats – creating a sound that's bound to get you digging through the crates for some of these singers, and reevaluating work from the past like never before! Titles include "Who Needs Forever" by Astrud Gilberto remixed by Thievery Corporation, "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday remixed by Tricky, "Hare Krishna" by Tony Scott remixed by King Britt, "See Line Woman" by Nina Simone remixed by Masters At Work, "Return To Paradise" by Shirley Horn remixed by Mark De Clive-Lowe, "Feelin Good" by Nina Simone remixed by Joe Claussell, "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" by Dinah Washington remixed by Rae & Christian, and "How Long Has This Been Going On" by Carmen McCrae remixed by MJ Cole. And don't miss the super-low priced Verve Unmixed CD! CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaSing No Sad Songs For Me ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An amazing album by Lorez Alexandria – probably our favorite-ever work by her! The record features arrangements by Riley Hampton, the Chicago soul genius who did work for a number of the city's best artists – most notably Walter Jackson – and his mixture of soul, strings, and jazz works perfectly for Lorez's amazing voice. The whole thing's incredibly dark – and even the joyous moments of the record seem tinged with a sadness that threatens to break through at any time. This sadness isn't cliched – as on the dozens of post-Billie Holiday albums that reached for a fake tearful sense of authenticity; it's a mature emotive expression by one of the 20th Century's greatest jazz singers. Titles include "A Loser's Lullaby", "Gloomy Sunday", "All My Love", "Who", and "Sing No Sad Songs For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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✨✧ Etta JonesLonely & Blue (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hard to imagine Etta Jones being lonely and blue – especially when she sounds as great as this! The album's one of Jones' early classics from Prestige – a date that really has her classing things up a lot, and drawing on bits of Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington's styles, to mix in with the bluesier tones of her roots – put together with a great deal of charm, and a new sophistication that made Etta one of the hippest jazz singers of the 60s! Backing is by a cool small combo – with Patti Brown on piano, Wally Richardson on guitar, and a bit of tenor from Budd Johnson – and titles include "I'll Be There", "In the Dark", "Gentlemen Friend", "I Wonder", and "Miss You So". CD includes 3 more bonus tracks from a date recorded with Gene Ammons on tenor – "But Not For Me", "If You're But A Dream", and "Cool Cool Daddy". CD

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonFor Those In Love ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Excellent small group jazz work from Dinah – of the sort that's often quite tough to find on vinyl, and which represents some of her best work of all time! The album's got a good group of Mercury jazz players – like Clark Terry, Paul Quinichette, Cecil Payne, Wynton Kelly, and Jimmy Cobb – all playing in a laidback intimate setting which works very nicely for Dinah's soulful vocals. Titles include "Blue Gardenia", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "I Could Write A Book", and "Easy Living". A bit Billie Holiday-ish, sure – but nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing on Pan Am.)

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✨✧ VariousEssential George Gershwin ... CD
Sony, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from Ethel Waters, Bucks & Bubbles, Billie Holiday, Al Jolson, Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Dick Hymen, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan & more. CD

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✨✧ VariousFrom Spirituals To Swing – Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/1939 ... LP
Vanguard, 1938/1939. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A legendary set of concerts – put together by this famous producer who discovered Billie Holiday and so many other great jazz talents! Features work by Joe Turner, Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Sonny Terry, Pete Johnson, and Count Basie! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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