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Carmen McRaeAlfie ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Dionne Warwick may have made the title track a hit, but the tune stands as a great start for this classic 60s album from Carmen McRae – one of those superb gems from a time when the singer was really finding herself – and hitting this mature territory that gave her what she fully deserved on record! The backings here are handled by Peter Matz and Don Sebesky – both of whom bring all their experience to bear on the album, and really turn things up from some of Carmen's small combo sets – using strings and other orchestrations in these ways that are subtle, but powerful – never overwhelming the singer, but underscoring her emotional balance in a really great way. Titles include "Alfie", "Who Can I Turn To", "Don't Ever Leave Me", "The Music That Makes Me Dance", "He Loves Me", "Once Upon A Summertime", and "The Sweetest Sounds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Carmen McRaeAs Time Goes By – Live At The Dug (XRCD24 pressing) ... CD
Victor/JVC (Japan), 1973. Used ... $24.99
A very unusual session for Carmen McRae – a live recording that features only her vocals and piano, on spare readings of a number of sophisticated songs that ably demonstrate the class and care she was bringing to her work at the time! The approach is quite different from some of the smoother, more soul-based records that McRae was cutting in the 70s – a very laidback, late nite sort of date that takes us right back to Carmen's earliest years on record – but with a 60s' worth of hipness thrown into the mix. She's still got some sense of poise on the tunes, but also brings up a slightly earthy undercurrent at points too – a relaxed, mature vibe that really fits the intimacy of the record. Titles include "The Last Time For Love", "More Than You Know", "I Can't Escape From You", "I Could Have Told You", "Please Be Kind", and "Supper Time". CD
(This is an XRCD24 pressing, with higher fidelity and imporved audio quality!)

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Carmen McRaeBirds Of A Feather (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $4.99
A gimmicky album – but a nice one! Carmen sings a set of "bird-related" songs – like "Skylark", "Bob White", "Flamingo", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Baltimore Oriole" – and while the idea of such a record might be painful, it's made surprisingly great thanks to some help from arranger Ralph Burns! Burns backs Carmen with some strong mid-size combos, and comes up with some shimmering approaches to the songs that get past the hokier style they might have, and suits them perfectly to Carmen's deeply soulful vocals. CD
(Out of print. Includes original US obi.)

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Carmen McRaeBy Special Request ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good ... $19.99
A cool session for Decca that has Carmen's vocals flowing out wonderfully amidst some very haunting backings! The sound here is a bit unusual – given that the groups are headed by accordion Mat Mathews and pianist Dick Katz – both of whom have a good ear for unusual phrasing, and who help keep the record from being just another torchy vocal set from the 50s. Carmen's warmly fluid voice cascades nicely over the top of the tunes – and instrumentation often features a bit of guitar from Mundell Lowe luring in the background – furthering the warmth of the record, and almost giving it a nicely laidback, late nite quality. Titles include "Supper Time", "Yardbird Suite", "Something To Live For", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "I'll Remember April", and "This Will Make You Laugh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label pressing. Vinyl has some press flaw bumps.)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1954. Used ... $11.99
Great early work from Carmen McRae – small combo, jazzy, and a nicely different set than some of her other work of the 50s! Backings are by two groups – one headed by accordionist Mat Mathews, the other by saxophonist Tony Scott – both quartets, and both of them working with a nicely lean sense of swing that seems to bring the same out of Carmen! The album's not as dark or moody as you might expect from these years – and that's a great thing to us, because it illuminates another side of Carmen's talents that don't always get as much exposure. Titles include "Easy To Love", "If I'm Lucky", "Tip Toe Gently", "Old Devil Moon", "Misery", and "Too Much In Love To Care". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – including alternates of album tracks by McRae – plus 5 more by Julie London, pulled from the split Bethlehem Girl Friends album! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)
Also available Carmen McRae (with bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Charly (Germany), 1954. Used ... $2.99
Great early work from Carmen McRae – small combo, jazzy, and a nicely different set than some of her other work of the 50s! Backings are by two groups – one headed by accordionist Mat Mathews, the other by saxophonist Tony Scott – both quartets, and both of them working with a nicely lean sense of swing that seems to bring the same out of Carmen! The album's not as dark or moody as you might expect from these years – and that's a great thing to us, because it illuminates another side of Carmen's talents that don't always get as much exposure. Titles include "Easy To Love", "If I'm Lucky", "Tip Toe Gently", "Old Devil Moon", "Misery", and "Too Much In Love To Care" CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Carmen McRae (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae – Arranged & Conducted By Peter Matz & Don Sebesky (Second To None/I Want You) ... LP
Mainstream, 1964. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A gorgeously and lush batch of material cut with arrangements by Peter Matz & Don Sebesky – with a surprisingly intimate feel! The strings soar, but the percussion is fairly spare and often a little bit off kilter – while Carmen emphasizes her phrasing and more earthy tendencies with any empty histrionics! Titles include "In The Love Vain", "The Music Makes Me Dance", "Too Good", "Once Upon A Summertime", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "Cloudy Morning" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen McRaeFor Once In My Life ... CD
Atlantic, 1967. Used ... $6.99
Carmen McRae gets some very groovy backing here from British maestro Johnny Keating – who helps her find a whole new sound through his wonderful arrangements on the set! The overall sound is relatively mellow, but still pretty great – all adult, and filled with unusual instrumental twists that keep things interesting under Carmen's vocals, even when the tunes are familiar. But probably some of the best numbers here are the originals by Keating – "Come Live With Me" and "It's Not Going That Way" – both great lesser-known 60s pop numbers that have a mature sound that we really love, especially on the first one! Other titles include great covers of "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times", "Flying", "Our Song", and "Don't Talk". CD
(EU release with Japanese obi.)

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Carmen McRaeI'm Coming Home Again ... CD
JAS/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About September 23, 2020
A great smooth soul session from Carmen McRae – an album that's not nearly as well known as her American sides of the 70s, but which is possibly even better overall! The record features a great batch of smooth soul arrangements by Mario Sprouse – a blend of jazz and contemporary soul modes that's almost in the same space as Marlena Shaw – and the band backing up Carmen is filled with superstar players who include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Grover Washington on sax. The whole thing's got that well-crafted feel you'd expect from a Japanese session at the time – and it includes many nice moments, like a cover of "Mister Magic" with some nice breaks – plus "New York State Of Mind", "Sweet Alibis", "Come In From The Rain", "The Masquerade Is Over", and "I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love". CD

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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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Carmen McRaeSetting Standards ... LP
Pair, 1988. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen McRaeSomething Wonderful ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Features swinging arrangements from Buddy Bregman – and titles that include "All Through The Night", "A Wonderful Guy", "Something Wonderful", "Hello Young Lovers", "Give A Little Get A Little", and "If This Isn't Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Carmen McRaeSound Of Silence ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. Used ... $16.99
One of Carmen McRae's great 60s albums for Atlantic Records – a set that's still strongly jazz-based overall, but which seems to have an extra dose of soul at the bottom! The approach is a bit like the best late 60s sides by Nancy Wilson or Marlena Shaw – rooted in jazz, but hipper with some soulful elements in the backdrops – penned in this case by Jimmy Jones and Shorty Rogers, both of whom do a great job with the arrangements. The crispness of Carmen's voice works perfectly in the setting – and titles include "Watch What Happens", "Sound Of Silence", "MacArthur Park", "Can You Tell", and "Gloomy Sunday". CD
(Out of print, 2017 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi.)

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Carmen McRaeThis Is Carmen McRae ... LP
Kapp, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Frank Hunter, and Luther Henderson! LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen McRaeWoman Talk – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A rock-solid swinger from the great Carmen McRae – working here in a live setting with a very cool combo! The group's more than just a trio – although it is grounded by excellent piano work from Norman Simmons – and the record features nice use of flute from Ray Bernstein, guitar from Joe Puma, and bongos from Jose Mangual – all of whom bring some additional instrumental flourishes that work perfectly with that amazing range that McRae was exploring in the 60s – a way of moving past some of the more traditional (but still great) recordings of the late 50s, to find a voice in her style that's almost conversational at times, and extremely powerful without ever overstating itself. The subtlety of Carmen's genius is something that still blows us away after all these years – and it definitely comes through here, on titles that include "Woman Talk", "Kick Off Your Shoes", "Run Run Run", "Look At That Face", "Feelin Good", and "The Sweetest Sounds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has a short click on "I Wish I Were In Love Again".)

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Carmen McRae & Betty CarterDuets – Live At The Great American Music Hall (Verve) ... CD
Verve, 1987. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Carmen McRae & Betty CarterDuets – Live At The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco ... LP
Great American Music, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen McRae & Herbie MannLive For Life/Cottage For Sale ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Carmen McRae, Joe Williams, Claude Bolling, Thad Jones & Cat AndersonLive At Midem 1979 ... CD
Musidisc (France), 1979. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Carmen McRae/Ivie AndersonFoggy Day With Carmen McRae ... LP
Stardust, Late 50s. Sealed ... $11.99
An unusual LP – split with vocalist Ivie Anderson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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✨✧ Cal Tjader & Carmen McRaeHeat Wave ... LP
Concord, 1982. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In our opinion, Carmen always sounds best when she's singing with a small jazz combo backing her up – which is why we dig this tasty set from the early 80s, recorded with a great group led by Cal! The album's got some nice Latin touches – thanks to piano by Mark Levin, and conga work by Poncho Sanchez – and tunes on the record are a mix of standards and a few more interesting numbers, all delivered with a nice light groove. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Heat Wave", "All In Love Is Fair", "Evil Ways", "Love", "The Visit", and "Speak Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeCarmen ... LP
Temponic, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Vanessa RubinI'm Glad There Is You – A Tribute To Carmen McRae ... CD
RCA/Novus, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features guest work from Grover Washington Jr on tenor and soprano, Frank Foster on tenor, Antonio Hart on alto, Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, and Kenny Burrell on guitar! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
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Della ReeseMelancholy Baby ... LP
Jubilee, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Della Reese definitely takes the "melancholy" in the title seriously here – and turns the set into one of her most blue-tinged records from the early days! The backings are full, but never too lush – handled perfectly by Sid Bass, who shades in the corners with some sad strings that match Della's soulful vocals in the lead – very expressive, but in an understated way – maybe a bit like the young Carmen McRae singing this sort of material, but with a sense of phrasing that's much more her own. Titles include "It's Monday Every Day", "I Could Have Told You So", "All Alone", "One For My Baby", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ralph J Gleason might just be one of the coolest cats to ever write about music – a key part of the San Francisco scene during the postwar years – where his talents helped illuminate both the worlds of art and music during the beat generation – then really helped shine a spotlight on all the cultural changes in the city during the 60s – which even led to Gleason's role in the founding of Rolling Stone magazine! Gleason always had a great eye (and ear) for things that were new and special, but never in a way that was slavish to the moment – or to its creator – and the book features an initial section on his writings on jazz and blues – with essays on John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, BB King, John Handy, Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, Cal Tjader, Ben Webster, the San Francisco Jazz scene, and other diverse topics. The second section features Gleason on folk and rock – with bits on Jefferson Airplane, Hank Williams, Lenny Bruce, Odetta, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and others – and the final section features articles on politics and culture – covering topics that include Richard Nixon, radio payola, Law & Order, flower children, and other slices of society, seen from the Gleason viewpoint. Book is hardcover, and 309 pages. Book

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✨✧ Michel LegrandMichel Legrand – Essential Works ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful collection of music penned by the legendary Michel Legrand – the French film maestro who's one of our favorite soundtrack composers ever – represented here in a beautiful assortment of lesser-known material! CD1 features tracks mostly recorded under Legrand's name – mostly from that late 60s/early 70s stretch when his talent was burning the most brightly, and pulled from recordings for Columbia, Bell, and other labels – with a fair bit of obscure bits in the mix. CD2 features interpretations of Legrand tunes by others – a mix of singers and instrumentalists, with again a strong focus on the late 60s/early 70s years! Legrand titles include "The Other Side Of Midnight, "Arrivee Des Camioneurs", "La Vie De Chateau", "Paris Was Made For Lovers", "Pieces Of Dreams", "Wuthering Heights", "Dis Moi", "Theme From The Go Between", "The Summer Knows", "Happy", "Recette Pour Un Cake D'Amour", and "Hinotori". Other tracks include "I Forget The Time" by Frankie Laine, "Can You Tell The Moment" by Natalie Desay, "One At A Time" by Lena Horne, "Orson's Theme" by Andre Kostelantez, "Windmills Of Your Mind" by Swingle II, "Years Of My Youth" by Rita Reys, "Pieces Of Dreams" by Peggy Lee, "Le Chanson Des Jumelles" by Caravelli, "Once Upon A Summertime" by Carmen McRae, and "One Day" by Jack Jones. CD
(Blu-spec CD2.)
 
 
 



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