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Carmen McRaeAlive ... CD
Columbia, 1965. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Carmen McRaeBirds Of A Feather (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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 McRaeCarmen ... LP
Temponic, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae (Bethlehem) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1954. Used ... $3.99
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 available Carmen McRae (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1954. Used ... $19.99
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 (Bethlehem) ... CD 3.99

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Carmen McRaeCarmen's Gold ... LP
Mainstream, 1960s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeFine & Mellow – Live At Birdland West (SACD pressing) ... CD
Concord, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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, Hybrid SACD pressing.)

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Carmen McRaeGreat American Songbook (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1971. Used 2CDs ... $34.99
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". CD features a few bonus tracks too! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and comes in a cool textured sleeve, like the original record!)
Also available Great American Songbook – Recorded Live At Donte's ... LP 3.99

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Carmen McRaeGreat American Songbook – Recorded Live At Donte's ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch and promo sticker.)
Also available Great American Songbook (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 34.99

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Carmen McRaeHere To Stay ... LP
MCA/Coral, 1950s/1960s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Carmen McRaeJust A Little Lovin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(Broadway label pressing.)

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Carmen McRaeMad About The Man ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Wonderful early work from Carmen McRae – a set of tunes originally composed by Noel Coward, served up by Carmen with a very hip 50s feel! The orchestrations here are by Jack Pleis, who really gets the mood right for the set – and shakes off some of the floweriness that could sometimes be associated with the tunes – all to clear the way nicely for Carmen's beautifully-poised early vocals. Ray Bryant plays piano on most numbers, and titles include "I'll See You Again", "Never Again", "World Weary", "Mad About The Boy", "Poor Little Rich Girl", and "A Room With A View". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Carmen McRaeSomething Wonderful (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1963. Used ... $5.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeVelvet Soul (It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling/Ms Jazz) ... CD
Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1973/1974. Used ... $5.99
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
(Includes slipcase.)

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Carmen McRaeWoman Talk – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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.)

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Carmen McRae & George ShearingTwo For The Road ... LP
Concord, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny Keating/Carmen McRaeHotel ... LP
Warner, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazzy Johnny Keating, we sure love your 60s work – and although most of it was penned in the UK, this album marks one of your fab efforts for the US market! Keating's in fine fine form for the record – using more strings than usual, but still hitting some sophisticated arrangements that showcase his odd talent for scoring horns, flair for unusual instrumentation, and classy sense of a 60s groove. Carmen McRae sings on the tunes "This Year" and "Hotel" – but the numbers we really love are the instrumentals that Keating pens with cascading strings and a syncopated undercurrent, the kind of tunes that make us love a good 60s film, no matter what's on the screen! Titles include "Elevator", "Key Case", "Bourbon Street", "Duke & Dutchess", "Jeanne & Pete", and "End Title". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae Live At Sugar Hill – San Francisco ... LP
Time, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful set by Carmen McRae – 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 McRaeMs Jazz ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Always-hip work from the great Carmen McRae – a singer who moved way past standard jazz during the second half of the 60s – to a point where she was really handling a great range of material by the start of the 70s! Carmen's voice was always great, but there's a really special quality to it once she starts picking songs with a fair bit of variety – almost more expressive, especially when in an indie label setting like this – which features light arrangements and just a small combo that includes Zoot Sims on tenor and Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar – both keeping the jazz currents strong. Titles include "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Masquerade", "You & I", "It's The Good Life", and "Livin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeYesterdays (aka Lover Man) ... LP
Harmony, 1961. Sealed ... Temporarily 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
(Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeIt Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A sweet and jazzy little session from Carmen McRae – an overlooked batch of groovy tunes recorded with small combo backing – with a hip vibe that's a bit different than some of her other 70s work! The sound's pretty soulful overall, and takes off nicely from Carmen's best moments on Atlantic a few years before – mixing in just a bit of electricity to keep things sounding a bit 70s-styled without losing any of Carmen's talent for interpreting a tune. The group features Joe Pass on guitar and Larry Bunker on vibes – and titles include Blossom Dearie numbers "Hey John" and "Inside A Silent Tear", plus "All The Things You Are", "The Right To Love", "Where Are The Words", "It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling", and "Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeLive & Wailing ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Wailing live material from the great Carme McRae – material recorded at the same sessions that yielded the Village Gate album from the same time – and equally great! There's a loose, soulful swing here – different from both the poise of Carmen's earliest records, and the fuller arrangements to come in the late 60s – and at the Gate, the lady's in perfect form – really working in this hip-stepping style with effortless ease – backed by the trio of Norman Simmons on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Stu Martin on drums. Titles include "You Better Go Now", "Love For Sale", "Traveling Light", "Midnight Sun", "Miss Brown To You", "If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Dave BrubeckSummit Sessions ... LP
Columbia, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A set of special guest appearances with Brubeck – including Gerry Mulligan, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Leonard Bernstein, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Rushing, Louis Armstrong, and Carmen McRae! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
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 ... $32.99
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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Della ReeseMelancholy Baby ... LP
Jubilee, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
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
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Label has some marker. Cover has a peeled strip and some marker on back.)

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✨✧ Joe WilliamsJoe Williams & Friends ... CD
Spotlite, Used ... Out Of Stock
Joe Williams with Carmen McRae, Cat Anderson and the Thad Jones Band. CD
 
 
 



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