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Sammy Davis Jr & Carmen McRaeBoy Meets Girl ... CD
Decca/MCA (Japan), 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A real classic from Sammy Davis Jr & Carmen McRae! Given Sammy's great talent for personal interaction on the stage, as heard often on his key Rat Pack recordings, he's a real natural for this sort of duet mode – as he manages to talk and sing his way through the tunes beautifully, really opening up Carmen a heck of a lot, and getting her past the staid, serious mode of most of her 50s albums. Titles include "People Will Say We're In Love", "Happy To Make Your Acquaintance", "You're The Top", "Cheek To Cheek", "Baby It's Cold Outside", and "Tea For Two". CD
(Out of print, includes obi which has a crease through it.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday with Carmen McRaeElla Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday At Newport (plus Carmen McRae too!) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $1.99 3.99
Two of the biggest singers who ever worked for Verve Records – captured perfectly at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Ella Fitzgerald steps out with a strong, lively groove on the first half of the set – swinging things with a looser, more upbeat quality than on some of her mellower Verve studio sets of the late 50s – really grooving it up with small combo backing from the trio of pianist Don Abney! Billie Holiday also gets some small combo backing too – a hip trio with Mal Waldron on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – often a bit more laidback than the group on Ella's sides, but in a great way that helps Holiday hit a very intimate sound, even before this large audience. Ella sings "This Can't Be Love", "Body & Soul", "April In Paris", "I Got A Crush On You", and "Airmail Special" – and Billie sings "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "My Man", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Lady Sings The Blues". CD also features 3 more unissued bonus tracks by Ella – "Too Close For Comfort", "Lullaby Of Birdland", and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter". And, added to all of this are 7 more tracks recorded by Carmen McRae at Newport, not issued by Verve in the 50s because Carmen was working for Decca! These sides feature trio backing too – from groups featuring Ray Bryant and Junior Mance on piano – on titles that include "Body & Soul", "Skyliner", "I'll Remember April", "Perdido", and "Love Is Here To Stay". CD
(Digipack has light wear.)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae (Mainstream) ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
The cover's got a 70s look, but the material here is from that great mid-60s moment when the talents of Carmen McRae were really coming alive – and producer Bob Shad was on hand to capture all the magic in all of its glory! The Carmen heard here is completely different than the singer of the decade before – very much her own woman, and incredibly expressive but without ever sounding cliched – tuning each song into a subtle story with the help of the great Norman Simmons on piano, plus Victor Sproles on bass, and a young Stu Martin on drums. Most tunes are familiar, but completely transformed by Carmen's hipness – and titles include "Bye Bye Blackbird", "In My Solitude", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Long Before I Knew You/Just In Time", "Round Midnight", and "My Ship Is Coming In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae – Priceless Jazz Collection ... CD
GRD/Universal (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... $6.99 8.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen Sings Monk ... CD
Novus/RCA, 1988. Used ... $2.99
Incredible work from Carmen – one of her last great albums! The set was recorded in 1988 – but it's got an "instant classic" feel that makes it one of the best vocal jazz albums of its generation. Carmen's working with a small group that includes Charlie Rouse, Larry Willis, George Mraz, and Clifford Jordan – singing vocal versions of Monk classics like "I Mean You", "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Ruby My Dear", and "Ugly Beauty" – most of which have lyrics written by Jon Hendricks! This CD makes the original album even better – and throws in some bonus alternate versions of tracks on the album! CD
(Out of print.)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen's Gold ... LP
Mainstream, 1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the Unipak cover, with a bumped corner.)

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Carmen McRaeFine & Mellow – Live At Birdland West ... CD
Concord, 1988. Used ... $5.99
A mighty nice setting for Carmen McRae, and a bit different than usual too – especially given that the backing group is a pretty soulful tenor/organ combo! Jack McDuff handles the Hammond, and Red Holloway plays both tenor and alto, with some nice comping from Phil Upchurch on guitar in the group – and this mix of hip players gives the set a more soulful swing than some other McRae dates from the time – and from other times as well – almost going for the feel of some of the 60s Etta Jones sets on Prestige. Titles include "Black & Blue", "My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More", "Fine & Mellow", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry", and "One More Chance". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Fine & Mellow – Live At Birdland West ... LP 1.99

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Carmen McRaeFine & Mellow – Live At Birdland West ... LP
Concord, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99 4.99
A mighty nice setting for Carmen McRae, and a bit different than usual too – especially given that the backing group is a pretty soulful tenor/organ combo! Jack McDuff handles the Hammond, and Red Holloway plays both tenor and alto, with some nice comping from Phil Upchurch on guitar in the group – and this mix of hip players gives the set a more soulful swing than some other McRae dates from the time – and from other times as well – almost going for the feel of some of the 60s Etta Jones sets on Prestige. Titles include "Black & Blue", "My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More", "Fine & Mellow", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry", and "One More Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface and edge wear.)
Also available Fine & Mellow – Live At Birdland West ... CD 5.99

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Carmen McRaeGreat American Songbook – Recorded Live At Donte's ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99 9.99
The title sounds a bit ambitious, but the album's actually a great intimate date from Carmen McRae – a beautifully-recorded small combo performance – caught live at Donte's in LA, with a sound that hearkens back to some of Carmen's best work of the 50s! The format is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that features Joe Pass on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Chuck Domanico on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – all grooving with a light and lively touch behind Carmen's wonderful vocals – served up here with a lot more freedom than she was getting on most of her studio dates from the time. The "great American songbook" is really just a catch-all for a very wide variety of work included on the record – and the album's hardly the staid "songbook" sort of album you'd guess from the title. Instead, Carmen really opens herself up to a lot of great tunes, from classic to contemporary – with titles that include "Three Little Words", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "The Ballad Of Thelonious Monk", "Behind The Face", "Sunday", "Day By Day", "If The Moon Turns Green", "At Long Last Love", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear at the bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeHere To Stay ... LP
MCA/Coral, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Includes "Love Is Here To Stay", "How Many Stars Have To Shine?", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Just One Of Those Things", "My One And Only Love", "I'll Remember April", "A Room With A View", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Carmen McRaeI Am Music ... CD
Blue Note/Big Break (UK), 1975. Used ... $8.99
Carmen McRae really opens up on this sweet 70s set for Blue Note – expanding past the traditional jazz of her roots, and even some of the groovier work of her Atlantic years – into a sweeping, contemporary sound that's all adult, all the way! The vibe is great – in the same sophisticated, soulful territory as Marlena Shaw's recordings for Blue Note during the same stretch – yet also couched in those unmistakable McRae vocals – always with a crisp edge, even in the mellowest moments – a unique sound that no other singer can touch. The set was produced by Roger Kellaway – who also arranges, along with Dave Grusin and Byron Olson – all of whom give Carmen a set of sweeping larger backings that make for a fairly majestic album – on titles that include "I Am Music", "I Never Lied To You", "Like A Lover", "Who Gave You Permission", "A Letter For Anna Lee", "You Know Who You Are", and "I Ain't Here". CD
Also available I Am Music (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Carmen McRaeI Am Music (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1975. Used ... $14.99
Carmen McRae really opens up on this sweet 70s set for Blue Note – expanding past the traditional jazz of her roots, and even some of the groovier work of her Atlantic years – into a sweeping, contemporary sound that's all adult, all the way! The vibe is great – in the same sophisticated, soulful territory as Marlena Shaw's recordings for Blue Note during the same stretch – yet also couched in those unmistakable McRae vocals – always with a crisp edge, even in the mellowest moments – a unique sound that no other singer can touch. The set was produced by Roger Kellaway – who also arranges, along with Dave Grusin and Byron Olson – all of whom give Carmen a set of sweeping larger backings that make for a fairly majestic album – on titles that include "I Am Music", "I Never Lied To You", "Like A Lover", "Who Gave You Permission", "A Letter For Anna Lee", "You Know Who You Are", and "I Ain't Here". CD
(2013 Japanese pressing. Still sealed with obi!)
Also available I Am Music ... CD 8.99

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Carmen McRaeI'm Coming Home Again ... CD
Jazz Around (Italy), 1978. Used ... $2.99
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", "Come In From The Rain", and "This Masquerade". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeIn Person (aka Carmen McRae Live At Sugar Hill – San Francisco) ... LP
Mainstream, 1962. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Mainstream repackaging of a wonderful set by Carmen McCrae – captured at San Francisco's Sugar Hill in 1962 – backed by a tight trio! Carmen is in sweet form here, very loose and and wise, and the group knows just how to fill out the sound. She scats loosely on the opening "Sunday", nearly hits a weep on "What Kind Of Fool I Am", and actually manages to breathe some life into "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" – no mean feat! The players include Norman Simmons on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Stu Martin on the kit. Other tracks include a playful "A Foggy Day", "Let There Be Love", "This Is All I Ask", "Thou Swell", "It Never Entered My My Mind" and "Make Someone Happy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen McRaeInvitation ... LP
Official (Denmark), Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light waviness and a trace of a stain on the back - due to moisture.)

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Carmen McRaeLover Man (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1962. Used ... $6.99 8.99
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" – plus 2 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Carmen McRaeMs Magic ... LP
Accord, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Grover Washington on soprano Sax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaePiano & Vocals ... LP
Jazzz, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Quite an unusual session for Carmen – one recorded live at a small club in Japan, featuring Carmen on vocals and piano, with no other accompaniment! The sound is wonderful – spare, free, and more intimate than we're used to hearing her – and given how often Carmen was recorded in very tight settings at the hands of other arrangers, we're stunned at how solid the set sounds! Titles include "As Time Goes By", "The Last Time For Love", "Do You Know Why", "But Not For Me", and "Please Be Kind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen McRaePortrait Of Carmen ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. Used ... $9.99
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 vocal roots – into some hiply sophisticated territory that really shows her growing as a singer in the 60s. The album kicks off with an amazing reading of Tommy Wolf's "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", done by Carmen in a way that makes you know she owns the song – and then it moves through a compelling blend of compositions that includes "My Very Own Person", "Ask Any Woman", "Boy, Do I Have A Surprise For You", and "Elusive Butterfly". CD
(2013 Japanese pressing – includes obi.)

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Carmen McRaeSings Loverman & Other Billie Holiday Classics (aka Lover Man) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeTorchy! (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Decca (Japan), 1955. Used ... $12.99
Early work by Carmen McRae – and a wonderfully titled set that's certainly Torchy all the way through! Carmen's singing in a lush, romantic style – working with backings from Jack Pleis and Ralph Burns – in a mode that features larger orchestrations, but which still very much has Carmen's vocals at the top of the mix. As was well demonstrated by Carmen in many later recordings, she hardly needs a band to help her set a mood – and on this set, although the orchestra is large, they're there mostly to color in the spaces between the notes, and create more of backdrop for Carmen's evocative vocals. Titles include "But Beautiful", "Midnight Sun", "My Future Just Passed", "Yesterdays", "Star Eyes", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Speak Low". CD
(Out of print – and includes obi!)

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Carmen McRaeVelvet Soul (It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling/Ms Jazz) ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973/1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
This double-length set brings together two albums' worth of work that Carmen McRae recorded for the Groove Merchant label in the early 70s! The style here is strongly jazzy, but with a firm dose of soul too – all in a mode that follows nicely from Carmen's late 60s sessions for Atlantic Records, but with a sound that's almost even more focused and in the pocket. The band is largeish, but the rhythms are tight – and even the mellower tunes seem to have a nice sort of lilt at the bottom, one that goes great with the way that Carmen spaces out her vocals on the set. Players include Joe Pass on guitar, Larry Bunker on vibes, Zoot Sims on tenor, and Dick Shreve on piano – and the CD features 19 tracks that include "Hey John", "Inside A Silent Tear", "The Right To Love", "You & I", "Sunshine Of My Life", "The Good Life", "It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling", "Livin", "Masquerade", "You're Mine You", and "There Will Come A Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some ring and edge wear, aging, small peeled spots, and a bent corner in back.)

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Carmen McRaeYesterdays (aka Lover Man) ... LP
Harmony, 1961. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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Carmen McRaeYou're Lookin' At Me – A Collection Of Nat King Cole Songs ... CD
Concord, 1984. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Carmen McRae & Betty CarterDuets – Live At The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco ... LP
Great American Music, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99 6.99
Accompanied by Eric Gunnison on piano, Jim Hughart on bass, and Wynard Harper on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Carmen McRae & Dave BrubeckTake Five – Recorded Live At Basin Street East ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1961. Used ... $19.99 24.99
A rare jazz vocal album from Dave Brubeck – one that has the famous pianist working here with Carmen McRae – who served up a hose of vocal versions of some of Dave's best compositions! The format is a great one – a really fresh take on the Brubeck idiom, and a setting that makes the album one of Carmen's hippest ever – with a freer swing and deeper soul than most other dates of the 50s and 60s. Brubeck's group features lots of great alto from Paul Desmond – plus Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Melanctha", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Travellin Blues", "It's A Raggy Waltz", "Take Five", "Lord Lord", and "Ode To A Cowboy". CD
(Out of print, 2009 Blu-Spec CD pressing – includes obi!)

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Nina Simone/Chris Connor/Carmen McRaeNina Simone & Her Friends – An Intimate Variety Of Vocal Charm ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A classic collection of work from Bethlehem Records – a package that brings together some of their strongest jazz singers of the time, under a cover image that's similar to the first album by Nina Simone! The difference here is that the record features a killer non-LP track by Nina – the stunning "African Mailman" – a righteous groover that points the way towards some of her work to come in the 60s – alongside versions of "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "I Loves You Porgy", and "For All We Know". The set also features the great Chris Connor singing "Cottage For Sale", "What Is There To Say", "Try a Little Tenderness", and "Good Bye" – plus Carmen McRae delivering nice takes on "Old Devil Moon", "You Made Me Care", "Last Time For Love", and "Too Much In Love To Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 180 gram reissue on emerald green vinyl.)

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Cal Tjader & Carmen McRaeHeat Wave ... LP
Concord, 1982. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeVelvet Soul (It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling/Ms Jazz) ... CD
Groove Merchant/LRC, 1973/1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little CD – not only for the very nice price, but for the fact that the double-length set brings together two albums' worth of work that Carmen McRae recorded for the Groove Merchant label in the early 70s! The style here is strongly jazzy, but with a firm dose of soul too – all in a mode that follows nicely from Carmen's late 60s sessions for Atlantic Records, but with a sound that's almost even more focused and in the pocket. The band is largeish, but the rhythms are tight – and even the mellower tunes seem to have a nice sort of lilt at the bottom, one that goes great with the way that Carmen spaces out her vocals on the set. Players include Joe Pass on guitar, Larry Bunker on vibes, Zoot Sims on tenor, and Dick Shreve on piano – and the CD features 19 tracks that include "Hey John", "Inside A Silent Tear", "The Right To Love", "You & I", "Sunshine Of My Life", "The Good Life", "It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling", "Livin", "Masquerade", "You're Mine You", and "There Will Come A Time". CD
(Sealed.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeArt Of Carmen McRae/For Once In My Life ... CD
Collectables, 1967/1975. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Two albums from Carmen's Atlantic years – includes the tracks "Here's That Rainy Day", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "Ballad Of Thelonious Monk", "Satin Doll", "Come Sunday", "Our Song", "The Look Of Love", and "Worlds Of Time". CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeBittersweet ... LP
Focus, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Here's a rare one from Carmen – a beautifully understated session recorded for the tiny Focus label, done with spare and soulful backings from Norman Simmons, who leads the album's small combo on the backing. Tracks are nice and mellow – very different than some of the later work Carmen would do for Atlantic, and with a solid jazz-based approach that really lets her work through some wonderful vocal inflections. Titles include "How Did He Look", "Ghost Of Yesterday", "I'm Lost", "Come Sunday", "Second Chance", "If You Could Love Me", and "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – P 6178A. Cover has some very light aging on the top seam, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae At The Great American Music Hall ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great illustration of the genius of Carmen McRae in the 70s – a record that easily shows why Carmen was hipper than most of her contemporaries from two decades before! The set has the vocalist somehow managing to still stick in a straight jazz style, without going for cheaper soul routines – yet also opening up with more of a sense of mature presence that showed the sophistication of the times – a killer blend that really makes the album a gem from these 70s years! The live setting features Carmen working through a mixture of new and old material in some really unique variations – working with a small group that includes Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet and Marshall Otwell on keyboards, carving out some space with a really wonderfully confident feel. Numbers include "No More Blues", "Only Women Bleed", "A Beautiful Friendship", "Star Eyes", "Dindi", "Never Let Me Go", "On A Clear Day", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeFinest Of Carmen McRae – You'd Be So Easy To Love (aka Carmen McRae) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1954. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a tiny tear on the opening, but is great otherwise.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeFor Lady Day Vol 1 ... CD
Novus, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeFor Lady Day Vol 2 ... CD
Novus/RCA, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeI Am Music ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Carmen McRae really opens up on this sweet 70s set for Blue Note – expanding past the traditional jazz of her roots, and even some of the groovier work of her Atlantic years – into a sweeping, contemporary sound that's all adult, all the way! The vibe is great – in the same sophisticated, soulful territory as Marlena Shaw's recordings for Blue Note during the same stretch – yet also couched in those unmistakable McRae vocals – always with a crisp edge, even in the mellowest moments – a unique sound that no other singer can touch. The set was produced by Roger Kellaway – who also arranges, along with Dave Grusin and Byron Olson – all of whom give Carmen a set of sweeping larger backings that make for a fairly majestic album – on titles that include "I Am Music", "I Never Lied To You", "Like A Lover", "Who Gave You Permission", "A Letter For Anna Lee", "You Know Who You Are", and "I Ain't Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, but is nice overall.)
Also available
I Am Music (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99
I Am Music ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeLover Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Lover Man (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Carmen McRaePortrait Of Carmen ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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 vocal roots – into some hiply sophisticated territory that really shows her growing as a singer in the 60s. The album kicks off with an amazing reading of Tommy Wolf's "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", done by Carmen in a way that makes you know she owns the song – and then it moves through a compelling blend of compositions that includes "My Very Own Person", "Ask Any Woman", "Boy, Do I Have A Surprise For You", and "Elusive Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rockefeller label pressing with Warner text. Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corner.)
Also available Portrait Of Carmen ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeSarah – Dedicated To You ... CD
BMG/RCA, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
Carmen McRae pays tribute to Sarah Vaughan – backed by a piano trio led by Shirley Horn! CD
(First pressing.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRae with the Clarke Boland Big BandNovember Girl (Jazzman pressing) ... LP
Jazzman, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A rare gem from the Clarke Boland Big Band – and one of the group's few vocal sessions ever! The album's a really unique one – recorded in the UK in 1970, and featuring singer Carmen McCrae joining the group for a fresh and unusual batch of tracks – most of them originals written for the session! The CBBB is in fine fine form throughout – hard-swinging with an impossibly tight sound, and featuring solo work by Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, and Billy Mitchell. But even more surprising is Carmen – really opening up on the record, thanks to the fresh, new material – and hitting dark moods that perfectly fit the November Girl title of the session! Titles include "Just Give Me Time", "A Handful Of Soul", "Dear Death", "My Kinda World", and "November Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeAfter Glow ... CD
Decca/MCA (Japan), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublime early work from Carmen McRae – done with backing from pianist Ray Bryant in a small group setting! Carmen's singing in a beautifully fragile mode – with only Ray's piano and a bit of bass and drums to back her up – and it's a real treat to her the McRae vocal approach in such an unfettered format, because even at this earlier age, Carmen had a sense of control, poise, and grace that shines through immediately. 12 tracks in all – and titles include "I Can't Escape From You", "Guess Who I Saw Today", "Exactly Like You", "All My Life", "Dream Of Life", "I'm Thru With Love", "The Little Things That Mean So Much", and "Nice Work If You Can Get It". CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeAny Old Time ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A warm later set from Carmen McRae – recorded with great small combo jazz backing that features tenor sax work from Clifford Jordan! The album's a real back-to-basics one for McRae – and gets away from crossover modes used in the 60s and 70s, taking Carmen back to the more jazz-based sound of her earliest records – but going even one further by bringing in Jordan, since Carmen mostly started out with straight trio backing. Other players include Eric Gunnison on piano and John Collins on guitar – and the tunes themselves are mostly standards, sung with impeccable phrasing. Titles include "Tulip Or Turnip", "Body & Soul", "I Hear Music", "This Is Always", "It Could Happen To You", "Old Devil Moon", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeAny Old Time (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Denon/Jazz Heritage, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A warm later set from Carmen McRae – recorded with great small combo jazz backing that features tenor sax work from Clifford Jordan! The album's a real back-to-basics one for McRae – and gets away from crossover modes used in the 60s and 70s, taking Carmen back to the more jazz-based sound of her earliest records – but going even one further by bringing in Jordan, since Carmen mostly started out with straight trio backing. Other players include Eric Gunnison on piano and John Collins on guitar – and the tunes themselves are mostly standards, sung with impeccable phrasing. Titles include "Tulip Or Turnip", "Body & Soul", "I Hear Music", "This Is Always", "It Could Happen To You", "Old Devil Moon", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeBook Of Ballads (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kapp (Japan), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Carmen McRae's book of ballads is a great set of standards – performed by a core trio that features Don Abney on piano, over larger backings by Frank Hunter! The set's a treasure from Carmen's early years – and is filled with dusky renditions of tunes that are familiar, but which have a very different feeling here – thanks to McRae's sense of care and space with the material – one that almost brings a personal, reflective quality to the whole thing. Titles include "He Was Too Good To Me", "By Myself", "My Romance", "When I Fall In Love", and "Please Be Kind". CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeCan't Hide Love ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Sweet soul from Carmen McRae – a great 70s album for Blue Note, and one that has the classic singer moving into some very groovy material! The feel here is much more soul than jazz – at least the jazz of the torchy style from Carmen's roots – but as you'd guess from McRae, the vocals still bring plenty of great inflections to play – personalizing even familiar tunes, and really helping to push the level of an already-great record! Arrangements are by Gerald Wilson, Dave Grusin, Johnny Mandel, and Thad Jones – and the set includes Carmen's hip cover of "Can't Hide Love" – plus "I Wish You Well", "Only Women Bleed", "Lost Up In Loving You", "Would You Believe", "A Child Is Born", and "All By Myself". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeCarmen Sings Monk (First Editions pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bluebird, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Carmen – one of her last great albums! The set was recorded in 1988 – but it's got an "instant classic" feel that makes it one of the best vocal jazz albums of its generation. Carmen's working with a small group that includes Charlie Rouse, Larry Willis, George Mraz, and Clifford Jordan – singing vocal versions of Monk classics like "I Mean You", "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Ruby My Dear", and "Ugly Beauty" – most of which have lyrics written by Jon Hendricks! This CD makes the original album even better – and throws in some bonus alternate versions of tracks on the album! CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeFor Once In My Life ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeHere To Stay ... CD
Decca/GRP, 1955/1959/1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeLover Man ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lover Man (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Carmen McRae & Dave BrubeckTake Five – Recorded Live At Basin Street East ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare jazz vocal album from Dave Brubeck – one that has the famous pianist working here with Carmen McRae – who served up a hose of vocal versions of some of Dave's best compositions! The format is a great one – a really fresh take on the Brubeck idiom, and a setting that makes the album one of Carmen's hippest ever – with a freer swing and deeper soul than most other dates of the 50s and 60s. Brubeck's group features lots of great alto from Paul Desmond – plus Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Melanctha", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Travellin Blues", "It's A Raggy Waltz", "Take Five", "Lord Lord", and "Ode To A Cowboy". CD
Also available Take Five – Recorded Live At Basin Street East ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Nina Simone/Chris Connor/Carmen McRaeNina Simone & Her Friends – An Intimate Variety Of Vocal Charm (180 gram emerald green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic collection of work from Bethlehem Records – a package that brings together some of their strongest jazz singers of the time, under a cover image that's similar to the first album by Nina Simone! The difference here is that the record features a killer non-LP track by Nina – the stunning "African Mailman" – a righteous groover that points the way towards some of her work to come in the 60s – alongside versions of "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "I Loves You Porgy", and "For All We Know". The set also features the great Chris Connor singing "Cottage For Sale", "What Is There To Say", "Try a Little Tenderness", and "Good Bye" – plus Carmen McRae delivering nice takes on "Old Devil Moon", "You Made Me Care", "Last Time For Love", and "Too Much In Love To Care". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nina Simone & Her Friends – An Intimate Variety Of Vocal Charm ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Cal Tjader & Carmen McRaeHeat Wave ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used ... 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". CD
Also available Heat Wave ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeAs Time Goes By – Live At The Dug ... LP
Catalyst, 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeBlue Moon ... LP
Decca, 1956. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Some of the hippest early work ever cut by Carmen McRae – with backings by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy, and a great selection of songs that brings out all the sophistication in Carmen's style, yet stays away from overly-done standards and love numbers. The set's a perfect example of how great Carmen could be in the right setting – and it's filled with great tracks like "All This Could Lead To Love", "I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket", "Summer Is Gone", "I Was Doing All Right", and "Even If It Breaks My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeCollected Carmen McRae ... CD
RCA, 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeI'll Be Seeing You – A Tribute To Carmen McRae (2CD box set) ... CD
Decca/MCA, 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeJust A Little Lovin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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's albums from a few years before – not just jazz vocals with a backing group, but a really rich presentation of some hip, modern, all-adult material that somehow sounds even better in Carmen's hands than anyone else. Titles include the sublime title tune "Just A Little Lovin" – plus"Goodbye Joe", "I Love The Life I Live", "Carry That Weight", "Something", "I Want You", "More Today Than Yesterday", and "Didn't We". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeLive At Bubba's ... CD
Who's Who, Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeSound Of Silence ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeVelvet Soul (It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling/Ms Jazz) ... CD
LRC/Laser Light, 1973/1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little CD – not only for the very nice price, but for the fact that the double-length set brings together two albums' worth of work that Carmen McRae recorded for the Groove Merchant label in the early 70s! The style here is strongly jazzy, but with a firm dose of soul too – all in a mode that follows nicely from Carmen's late 60s sessions for Atlantic Records, but with a sound that's almost even more focused and in the pocket. The band is largeish, but the rhythms are tight – and even the mellower tunes seem to have a nice sort of lilt at the bottom, one that goes great with the way that Carmen spaces out her vocals on the set. Players include Joe Pass on guitar, Larry Bunker on vibes, Zoot Sims on tenor, and Dick Shreve on piano – and the CD features 19 tracks that include "Hey John", "Inside A Silent Tear", "The Right To Love", "You & I", "Sunshine Of My Life", "The Good Life", "It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling", "Livin", "Masquerade", "You're Mine You", and "There Will Come A Time". CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRae & Dave BrubeckTake Five – Recorded Live At Basin Street East (Columbia Special Products) ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A rare jazz vocal album from Dave Brubeck – one that has the famous pianist working here with Carmen McRae – who served up a hose of vocal versions of some of Dave's best compositions! The format is a great one – a really fresh take on the Brubeck idiom, and a setting that makes the album one of Carmen's hippest ever – with a freer swing and deeper soul than most other dates of the 50s and 60s. Brubeck's group features lots of great alto from Paul Desmond – plus Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Melanctha", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Travellin Blues", "It's A Raggy Waltz", "Take Five", "Lord Lord", and "Ode To A Cowboy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRae, Jeri Southern, Stuff Smith, ChamberSessions, Live ... LP
Calliope, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A 70s album that brings together some rare live material from 1957 – with titles that include "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" and "Something I Dreamed Last Night" by Jeri Southern, "Exactly Like You" and "My Funny Valentine" by Carmen McRae, "Hillcrest" and "Taking A Walk" by Stuff Smith, and "Perplexity" by Chamber Jazz Sextette. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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VariousBlue N Soul ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
A great collection of grooves – as some of Blue Note's best soul jazz artists of the 60s and 70s take on a host of funky tunes and soul music classics. The vibe is great throughout – and most cuts are instrumentals, based around tunes that you might know, but redone here with that great Blue Note funkosity that made the label so wonderful! Titles include "Think" by Lonnie Smith, "As" by Gene Harris, "Pillow Talk" by Lou Donaldson, "Ain't That Peculiar" by Big John Patton, "If You Really Love Me" by Grant Green, "Feel Like Makin Love" by Marlena Shaw, "Me & Mrs Jones" by Ronnie Foster, "Soul Limbo" by Candido, "I'll Be There" by Hank Mobley, "Mr Big Stuff" by Reuben Wilson, "People Make The World Go Round" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Can't Hide Love" by Carmen McRae, and "Just My Imagination" by Donald Byrd. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlue Note Live At The Roxy 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1976. Used ... $6.99 9.99
An overlooked gem from Blue Note – a special live performance that brings together some of the label's funkiest and most soulful artists of the 70s! The set's somewhat unusual for Blue Note at the time – especially given the label's increasingly studio-driven approach to jazz, with projects by the Mizell Brothers and others – yet given that bent, the whole thing's a great illustration of the vibrancy of all these artists always from the studio – playing live and extremely funky! As the title implies, the set was recorded live at the Roxy in LA – with players who include Donald Byrd, Ronnie Laws, Gene Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, and Alphonse Mouzon – all coming together in warm unity to show that the spacious sounds of Blue Note could also be crafted in a live setting, and not just under closely-watched studio help arrangers and producers. Carmen McRae sings on a number of tracks, and the album overall does a good job of presenting the material in concert-like setting – and some of the longer tracks feature some mighty nice jamming solos. Titles on this second volume include "Music", "Them There Eyes", "You're Everything", and "Paint Your Pretty Picture" by Carmen McRae; a medley of Brazilian tracks by Earl Klugh – including "Like A Lover", "A Felicidade", "Manha De Carnaval", and "Samba De Orfeu"; and a long track that involves all the artists as the Blue Note All Stars, on "Blue Note 76". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRCA Victor 80th Anniversary Vol 7 – 1980 to 1989 – The First Label In Jazz ... CD
RCA, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
Includes Roy Hargrove, Marcus Roberts, Carmen McRae, Hugh Masekela, and more. CD

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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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✨✧ VariousBlue 70s – Blue Note Got Soul ... CD
Blue Note, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blue Note continues their strong tradition of well-packaged samplers from the old days – this time dipping into the 1970s years of the catalog, and copping a few extra tracks from the related Capitol/EMI labels. A few cuts here have been issued on other sets over the years – but at this price, the set's still a great package of 11 soulful funky tracks, with titles that include "Friends & Strangers" by Ronnie Laws, "Can't Hide Love" by Carmen McRae, "Think Twice" by Donald Byrd, "Spinning Wheel" by Lonnie Smith, "Feel Like Makin Love" by Marlena Shaw, "Acuphuncture" by Eddie Henderson, "Uno Esta" by Bobbi Humphrey, "VO" by Chico Hamilton, "Music Is My Sanctuary" by Gary Bartz, and "Down Here On The Ground" by Grant Green. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousGreat American Songwriters Vol 5 – Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Joe Mooney, Carmen McRae, Joe Carroll, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Vic Damone, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Chris Conner, Sylvia Syms and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMontery Jazz Festival – 40 Legendary Years (3CD set) ... CD
Malpaso/Warner, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Dave Brubeck, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gordon Beck with Joy MarshallWhen Sunny Gets Blue – Spring 1968 Sessions ... CD
Turtle (UK), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the most soulful records ever cut by British pianist Gordon Beck – even if it appears here for the first time ever! The set's a killer – and has Beck working with vocalist Joy Marshall – a hip female singer who's right up there with the best 60s material by Carmen McRae or Nancy Wilson, and who has a range and sense of power that's maybe even greater than both of them! Equally great are the members of Gordon's group – as a young John McLaughlin plays guitar, the great Tony Oxley plays drums, and the always-excellent Jeff Clyne is on bass – working his instrument with this soulful, stepping vibe that seems to really get the group moving in the right direction. The whole thing's fantastic – a record that could have been issued on late 60s Chess/Cadet Records – and titles include "Sunny", "Telephone Song", "Come Back To Me", "Dr Feelgood", "Gentle Rain", "He Loves Me", and "Goin Out Of My Head". CD also features three trio tracks with Marshall on vocals – "Bewitched", "My Ship", and "Make Someone Happy". CD

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✨✧ Various76 In The Shade – Presented By Bob Stanley ... CD
Ace (UK), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really cool collection, and one that's got a very special focus – an imaginary soundtrack for the record-breaking British summer of 1976 – a searingly hot time that really pushed the nation to the brink! Bob Stanley's given us some great collections on Ace Records before – often with Pete Wiggs, or as Saint Etienne – and this set continues the very special vibe of those sets, by bringing together cuts that we never would have thought would work so well otherwise – a sublime mix of soul, rock, and pop – all glowing together with the warm vibe of the summer of 1976! Titles include "I'm Mandy Fly Me" by 10CC, "Walking So Free" by Spike Janson, "Sugar Shuffle" by Lynsey DePaul, "Liquid Sunshine" by John Cameron, "Not On The Outside" by Sylvia, "You Are My Love" by Liverpool Express, "You're The Song" by Hollywood Freeway, "Discover Me" by David Ruffin, "Stoned Out" by Simon Park, "Montreal City" by Azimuth, "Stay With Me" by Blue Mink, "Music" by Carmen McRae, "Rock N Roll Star" by Barclay James Harvest, "Fallin In Love" by Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds, "Inspiration Information" by Shuggie Otis, and "Miss My Love Today" by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Imagine the mixtape from Guardians Of The Galaxy, but done by a much hipper ear, and you'll get a good idea of this one! CD

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✨✧ Various76 In The Shade – Presented By Bob Stanley ... CD
Ace (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool collection, and one that's got a very special focus – an imaginary soundtrack for the record-breaking British summer of 1976 – a searingly hot time that really pushed the nation to the brink! Bob Stanley's given us some great collections on Ace Records before – often with Pete Wiggs, or as Saint Etienne – and this set continues the very special vibe of those sets, by bringing together cuts that we never would have thought would work so well otherwise – a sublime mix of soul, rock, and pop – all glowing together with the warm vibe of the summer of 1976! Titles include "I'm Mandy Fly Me" by 10CC, "Walking So Free" by Spike Janson, "Sugar Shuffle" by Lynsey DePaul, "Liquid Sunshine" by John Cameron, "Not On The Outside" by Sylvia, "You Are My Love" by Liverpool Express, "You're The Song" by Hollywood Freeway, "Discover Me" by David Ruffin, "Stoned Out" by Simon Park, "Montreal City" by Azimuth, "Stay With Me" by Blue Mink, "Music" by Carmen McRae, "Rock N Roll Star" by Barclay James Harvest, "Fallin In Love" by Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds, "Inspiration Information" by Shuggie Otis, and "Miss My Love Today" by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Imagine the mixtape from Guardians Of The Galaxy, but done by a much hipper ear, and you'll get a good idea of this one! CD

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✨✧ VariousBlue Note Guitar 70s – The Guitar Of BN LA ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Mid 70s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the way that the Blue Note record label renewed its commitment to jazz guitar in the 70s – finding some of the best new talents of the decade, and recording the instrument in a variety of different ways! The Blue Note jazz funk sides of the time are very well-known, but the music here is nicely expanded past those modes – to include some great mellow moments, fusion tracks, and even some numbers that completely defy easy description! There's a heck of a lot of great guitarists on the set – Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Robby Krieger, Dom Minasi, Ray Gomez, Reggie Lucas, Earl Klugh, John Rowin, Tommy Bolin, and Joe Beck – and CD2 is made entirely of tracks that feature David T Walker on guitar. Titles include "Night Whistler", "Sister Love", "Dance Band", and "Makin It" by Donald Byrd – plus "Some Neck" by Ronnie Foster, "Beginnings" and "Soft Cycles" by Gene Harris, "New York City" and "Golden Rainbows" by Alphonse Mouzon, "Baby's Gone" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Sitting Here All Alone" by The Waters, "New Day" and "Fever" by Ronnie Laws, "Only Women Bleed" by Carmen McRae, "RK Bossa" by Dom Minasi, "Gum Popper" by Robbie Krieger, "Andy's Walk" by Chico Hamilton, and the killer cuts "Mango Sunrise" and "Rise On" by John Lee & Gerry Brown. CD
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✨✧ Dave Brubeck & OthersVocal Encounters ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dave Brubeck's probably best known for the instrumental work by his classic quartet on Columbia Records, but during his years at the label, he also recorded some great work with singers too! Most of the tracks on the set are from the years 1960 and 1961 – a time of intense recording for the Brubeck group on Columbia, and a time when Dave's combo was paired with other artists on a variety of different sessions. The most famous of these tracks are probably the ones that feature Carmen McRae, and others are from The Real Ambassadors album – which included Louis Armstrong and Lambert Hendricks & Ross – and a great overlooked date with Jimmy Rushing, who was wrapping up Columbia work at the time. The core combo here features Paul Desmond on alto sax, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Take Five", "Travelin Blues", "In The Lurch", "Weep No More", and "My One Bad Habit" with Carmen McRae; "My Melancholy Baby", "Ain't Misbehavin", "There'll Be Some Changes Made", and "Blues In The Dark" with Jimmy Rushing; "Since Love Had Its Way" and "Summer Song" with Louis Armstrong; "The Real Ambassador" and "Cultural Exchange with Armstrong and Lambert Hendricks & Ross; "That Old Black Magic" with Tony Bennett; and the incredible "Autumn In Our Town" with Ranny Sinclair – issued here for the first time ever, and a marvelously dark tune that carries echoes of later work by Karin Krog and Monica Zetterlund! CD

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✨✧ George ShearingDuets ... CD
Concord, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Duets with guitarist Jim Hall, pianist Hank Jones, and vocalists Mel Torme, Carmen McRae, and Ernestine Anderson. CD

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✨✧ VariousBachelor In Paradise – Cocktail Classics From MGM Films ... CD
Rhino/Turner Classic, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from the MGM Studio Orchestra, Neal Hefti & Orchestra, Mel Torme, Cal Lampley & His Orchestra, Liberace, Ferrante & Teicher, Roger Williams, Astrud Gilberto & the Stan Getz Quartet, Les Baxter Orchestra, Ann-Margret, Esquivel, and Carmen McRae featuring Andre Previn, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell. CD

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✨✧ VariousBlue Note Live At The Roxy ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Blue Note – a special live performance that brings together some of the label's funkiest and most soulful artists of the 70s! The set's somewhat unusual for Blue Note at the time – especially given the label's increasingly studio-driven approach to jazz, with projects by the Mizell Brothers and others – yet given that bent, the whole thing's a great illustration of the vibrancy of all these artists always from the studio – playing live and extremely funky! As the title implies, the set was recorded live at the Roxy in LA – with players who include Donald Byrd, Ronnie Laws, Gene Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, and Alphonse Mouzon – all coming together in warm unity to show that the spacious sounds of Blue Note could also be crafted in a live setting, and not just under closely-watched studio help arrangers and producers. Carmen McRae sings on a number of tracks, and the album overall does a good job of presenting the material in concert-like setting – and some of the longer tracks feature some mighty nice jamming solos. Titles include "New York City", "Without A Reason", and "Just Like The Sun" by Alphonse Mouzon; "Them There Eyes", "Music" and "Paint Your Pretty Picture" by Carmen McRae; "Always There", "Captain Midnight", and "Night Breeze" by Ronnie Laws; "Blue Note 76" by Blue Note All-Stars; and "Places & Spaces" and "Dominoes" by Donald Byrd – both oddly recorded at Central Park! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blue Note Live At The Roxy 2 ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ VariousChristmas Cocktails Part 3 ... CD
Ultra Lounge/Capitol, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great entry in one of our favorite Christmas CD series ever – one that mixes up a batch of well-chosen vocal and instrumental grooves from the bachelor pad generation! The set features a number of great cuts we've never heard before, mixed in with a few familiar favorites – and there's also a few previously-unreleased gems that are sure to make the set a favorite with collectors. Titles include "A Marshmallow World" by Ray Anthony, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Julie London, "Sorry To See You Go" by June Christy, "Jingle Bells" by Johnny Mercer, "That's What I Want For Christmas" by Nancy Wilson, "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Carmen McRae & Sammy Davis Jr, "Frosty The Snowman" by Bing Crosby, "Do You Believe In Santa Claus" by Billy May, "White Christmas" by Peggy Lee, "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" by Al Martino, and "Let It Snow" by Wayne Newton. CD

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✨✧ VariousMerry Jazzmas – From Novus Records ... CD
Novus, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks by Roy Hargrove, John Hicks, Steve Lacy, Steve Coleman, Hilton Ruiz, Carmen McRae, and others. CD

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✨✧ VariousBlue Note Live At The Roxy 1 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Blue Note – a special live performance that brings together some of the label's funkiest and most soulful artists of the 70s! The set's somewhat unusual for Blue Note at the time – especially given the label's increasingly studio-driven approach to jazz, with projects by the Mizell Brothers and others – yet given that bent, the whole thing's a great illustration of the vibrancy of all these artists always from the studio – playing live and extremely funky! As the title implies, the set was recorded live at the Roxy in LA – with players who include Donald Byrd, Ronnie Laws, Gene Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, and Alphonse Mouzon – all coming together in warm unity to show that the spacious sounds of Blue Note could also be crafted in a live setting, and not just under closely-watched studio help arrangers and producers. Carmen McRae sings on a number of tracks, and the album overall does a good job of presenting the material in concert-like setting – and some of the longer tracks feature some mighty nice jamming solos. Titles on this first volume include "New York City", "Just Like The Sun", and "Without A Reason" by Alphonse Mouzon; "Captain Midnight", "Night Breeze", and "Always There" by Ronnie Laws, and "Places & Spaces" and "Dominoes" by Donald Byrd – both of which were actually recorded in Central Park. CD

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✨✧ VariousJazzy Ladies ... CD
Dunhill, 1970s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A dozen tracks from Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, and Della Reese. CD

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✨✧ VariousSingin Till The Girls Come Home ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Previously unreleased cuts – and a great set that features rare jazz vocal gems from the Columbia vaults – including a solo cut by Jon Hendricks, 2 Lambert Hendricks & Ross numbers, 2 tracks by Carmen McRae with Louis Armstrong, 3 jazzy numbers by Tony Bennett, a Mose Allison cut, and a rare 1954 recording by The Gordons! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
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