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Woody HermanComplete Woody Herman Decca, Mars, & MGM Sessions 1943 to 1954 (7CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, 1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 7CD ... $118.99 119.00
It's hard to put the genius of Woody Herman in words – but that's something we don't have to do, thankfully, as this massive box set provides a wonderful illustration of everything that made Woody such a standout in his generation! Sure, Herman was a bandleader with a clarinet – but that's where any similarity to other large groups stops – as Woody was always open to new ideas, including influences from bebop, modern jazz, R&B, jump blues, and other styles – and was always changing up the way he approached his music and arrangements, not just changing the lineup of his famous bands, but also breaking out into new recording possibilities too! This package captures Herman at three important parts of his career – early Decca Records 78rpm singles, which show all those modern edges that Herman created on the large ensemble jazz scene, thanks to key modern players; his huge amount of music for MGM, where Herman also really opened up as an overall entertainer, and was able to take on just about any jazz style with effortless ease, and become quite a singer as well; and his rare 50s material for his own self-run Mars label, an imprint for 78rpm singles that linked Woody much more with the growing R&B indies of the time. And as much as we love Mosaic for LP-related box sets, we often feel they do an even more crucial job with sides from this 78rpm era – proving great sound, missing notes, and a sense of completeness that you don't even get if you're a collector of the original format. 7CD box has the usual great Mosaic presentation and copious notes – and a total of 141 tracks in all. CD
(Limited to 2000 copies.)

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Billie HolidayFrom The Original Decca Masters ... CD
Decca/MCA, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Quartette Tres BienKilimanjaro (Decca pressing) ... LP
Decca, 1964. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the earliest albums from the legendary Quartette Tres Bien – the hip piano combo from the St Louis scene – one who were almost to that city's jazz world what Ramsey Lewis was to Chicago! Unlike other piano groups of the time, which were trios, the Quartette featured an additional percussionist in their lineup of piano, bass, and drums – and that added percussion really gives records like this a super-cool kick – a romping sort of rhythm that's totally great! Pianist Jeter Thompson's also one heck of a great writer – as you'll hear on the album's original "Kilimanjaro" – and percussionist Percy James really makes other tunes groove, including versions of "You Came A Long Way From St Louis", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "Secretly", "My Favorite Things", and "My One And Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a center split spine, cutout hole and a partially removed vintage sticker.)

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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 32 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Decca, Brunswick, & Coral Records ... CD
Decca/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 22.99
A fantastic collection of rockers from the Decca/Coral family of labels – companies that gave the world key recordings by Buddy Holly and the Johnny Burnette Trio – and who also had a huge commitment to other lesser-known acts as well! This overstuffed package is a great illustration of the wealth of material that Decca, Coral, and Brunswick recorded back in the late 50s and early 60s – a time when they seemed to have a very open door policy with both rockabilly and hillbilly artists – who they often recorded with the raw power that you might normally find with a smaller indie label. If you know the classic sound of "Train Kept A Rollin" by Johnny Burnette, you'll know what these guys are capable of – and even though that track's not here, there's plenty more great numbers – including "Big Town" by Ronnie Self, "Crazy Dream" by Terry Noland, "Broke Down Baby" by The Tyrones, "Rock Of Gibraltar" by Hank Penny, "Man Hunt" by Dodie Randle, "Where'd You Stay Last Night" by Joe Hudgins, "Gonna Have Myself A Ball" by Lance Roberts, "Honky Tonk Freeze" by Sandy Coker, "The Raven" by Jackie Brooks, "Midnight Monster Hop" by Jack & Jim, "Blue STreet" by Arnie Derksen, and "Tarzan" by Glenn Reeves. 33 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongComplete Decca Studio Recordings Of Louis Armstrong & The All Stars (6CD set) ... CD
Decca/Mosaic, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lots of obscure material from a variety of unusual albums – and unissued tracks too! CD
(Out of print hand-numbered limited edition pressing. Includes original box, book and all CDs in their cases. Box lid is separated from the box, but is in great shape.)

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✨✧ Patsy ClineSweet Dreams – The Complete Decca Masters 1960 to 1963 ... CD
Decca/Hip-O Select, Early 60s. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic work from Patsy Cline – a complete collection of her legendary work for Decca Records from the early 60s – a set that's sadly complete in the space of just 2CDs, because of Cline's untimely early death! But that tragedy aside, the music is amazing – and perhaps we could even say that the brevity of the package makes it that much more appealing – a really sharp focus on Patsy's genius, laid out in the short space of 51 songs – all recorded at a time when Decca Records could really do country music right, with a poise and clarity that Cline never could have reached a few short years before. Titles include a wonderful mix of hits and lesser-known gems – and the beautiful package features a good history of Patsy's career during this time, plus full notes on each recording session too. Titles include "Shoes", "I Fall To Pieces", "San Antonio Rose", "Lonely Street", "Anytime", "Half As Much", "You're Stronger Than Me", "South Of The Border", "Crazy", "Who Can I Count On", "Foolin Around", "Your Kinda Love", "Why Can't He Be You", "I Can't Help It", "You're Stronger Than Me", "You Were Only Foolin", Always", "Love Letters In The Sand", "Blue Moon Of Kentucky", and "Crazy Arms". CD

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✨✧ Brenda LeeRockin' Around The Christmas Tree – The Decca Christmas Recordings ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brenda Lee was quite a big artist back in the day – and although the rest of her catalog has faded from view over the years, she's very well-remembered for her classic approach to a Holiday tune! Brenda was always a little bit country and a little bit rock and pop – and that blend makes for a great sound on a selection of Christmas tunes that includes the big title hit, plus 17 other numbers that Lee recorded during her years at Decca Records – almost all of them with that twang and punch that makes Brenda's sound so great! Titles include "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree", "This Time Of Year", "Jingle Bell Rock", "The Angel & The Little Blue Bell", "A Marshmallow World", "Strawberry Snow", "White Christmas", "Silver Bells", "Christy Christmas", "Papa Noel", and "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art TatumDecca Presents Art Tatum In An Album Of Piano Solos (3 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1940. Very Good+ 3 x 78 rpm album ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Tiger Rag", "Get Happy", "Sweet Lorraine", "Humoresque", and "Elegie". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc 1 has a light edge crack and all discs have a sticker on the labels. Album cover has some light edge wear, but is otherwise in pretty good shape!)

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✨✧ Tom JonesA-Tom-ic Jones (Decca) ... LP
Decca (UK), 1966. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)
 
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John AddisonTorn Curtain ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
From what we remember about the story of this film, the original score was supposedly written by Bernard Herrman, then discarded – although we're not sure if that story's actually true. Whatever the case, John Addison does a surprisingly nice job with this one – and his music for the film is one of the better things about this oft-forgettable cold war thriller. The main theme has a nice dark little melody – one that shows up in the better numbers on the album – and although the overall approach is dramatic, it's handled with a rare flourish that makes it stand alone fine away from the film. Titles include "Premonitions Of Trouble", "Michael & Sarah", "Escape On The Bus", "Pi Bus Theme Variations", "Sarah Alone", and "Love Theme From Torn Curtain", sung by the Johnny Mann Singers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing, with Decca inner sleeve.)

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Ambrose & His OrchestraSaturday Night ... LP
Decca (UK), Mid 30s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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David AxelrodAuction ... LP
Decca, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
One of David Axelrod's oddest records, but still a darn great one! The whole album is sort of a concept album about slavery (hence the title "The Auction"), and it has some spiritual political vocals on a number of tracks – but underneath is the usual great funky instrumentation of David Axelrod, with lots of nice deep grooves that kick the otherwise snoozy lyrics into another level. The whole thing's got a feel that's sort of like the 24 Carat Black record, with a deep soulful groove. Titles include "The Auction", "Freedom", "Leading Citizen", and "Be Proud, My Race!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Barber/Chadwick/Foote/Carpenter/Canning/Gershwin/CarmichaelAmerican Dreams – Barber's Adagio & Other American Romantic Masterpieces – Raymond Leppard/Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Decca (UK), 1999. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieBest Of Early Basie ... CD
Decca/MCA, Late 30s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BeethovenLate String Quartets – Takacs Quartet (3CD set) ... CD
Decca/Universal, 2004. Used 3CD ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Milton BrownBring It On Down To My House Honey/Ida Sweet As Apple Cider ... 78 RPM
Decca, Mid 30s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Clif BrunerI'll Keep Thinking Of You/Neath The Purple On The Hills ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1940. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Clif BrunerIt Makes No Difference Now/I Hate To Lose You ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1938. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Cliff BrunerMy Time Will Come Someday/Jessie's Sister ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1941. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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CaravanFor Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Decca/Universal (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A record with a bit of a gag in the title, but a set that has the mighty Caravan at their classic best – simply soaring to the skies on some of the best-crafted prog lines of their generation! The lineup has shifted a bit from before – only core members Pye Hastings on guitar and Richard Coughan on drums – but the sound is still wonderful, as Dave Sinclair steps on with lots of cool work on keyboards – and the group get assorted guest help from Brit jazz giants who include Tony Coe on tenor, Pete King on flute and alto, Henry Lowther on trumpet, Frank Rocotti on congas, and Rubert Hine on Arp! Peter Geoffrey Richardson is also a core member of the group, and provides electric viola at many spots – an instrument which doesn't change the Caravan sound, so much as slide right in and expand it. Titles include "The Dog The Dog He's At It Again", "A Hauting We Shall Go", "Headloss", "Surprise Surprise", "Memory Lain Hugh", and "C'Thlu Thlu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... CD
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly funky at the start of most tracks – which really locks things in, while Benis stretches out on his vocals, and sometimes adds in these weird moogy keyboards – almost with a William Onyeabor sort of vibe! There's also other organ and keyboard lines that intertwine with the grooves – all in ways that are never too slick, or trying for any sort of crossover Afro Disco styles – even though a number of cuts here would be perfect for a funky dancefloor. Titles include "Fireman", "Mr Teacher", "Jungle Magic", "Beautiful Continent", and "Rain Sun & Love". CD

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Patsy ClinePortrait Of Patsy Cline ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Titles include "Faded Love", "Crazy Arms", "Blue Moon Of Kentucky", and "You Took Him Off My Hands". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Eddie CondonJazz Band Ball Vol 1 (4 x 78rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1951. Near Mint- 4 x 78rpm album ... $11.99
Includes the tracks "Jazz Me Blues", "At The Jazz Band Ball", "Improvisation For The March Of Time", "Maple Leaf Rag", "Dill Pickles", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Wherever There's Love", and "She's Funny That Way". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Box has some light wear and a small rip on the top edge, but is otherwise in good shape.)

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✨✧ Al Cooper's Savoy SultansNorfolk Ferry/See What I Mean ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1941. Very Good ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(The A side label has two small stickers.)

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Manny CorchadoSwing While You Can – Aprovecha El Tiempo ... LP
Decca/Everland (Austria), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A tasty Latin number from the 60s – recorded as one of a small handful of excellent Latin sides cut by Decca during the Latin Soul era! The record's kind of split down the middle, with half tracks that are in a straight Latin vein, and half tracks that are in a feisty boogaloo style. The boogaloo tracks are arranged by Marty Sheller – one of the best talents of the Latin Soul years – and titles include the instrumentals "Chicken & Booze" and "Up & Down", plus the vocal number "Pow Wow". Tito Jimenez is on vocals on other cuts – and titles include "La Flauta Mulaton", "La Fresa", "Fafallota", and "Manny's Guaguanco". LP, Vinyl record album

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Warren CovingtonLatin Si! ... LP
Decca, 1962. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Bing CrosbyHome On The Range ... LP
Decca, 1938. Very Good ... $1.99
The cross of Bing Crosby and country western might seem a bit of a surprise if you only know him from his mainstream singles and film work – but the Bing of the 30s had a sound that was key in the later growth of country music in the US – from his early use of steel guitar in Hawaiian-themed tunes, to his easy-going "plain folks" way of singing, which set the stage for many of the smoother-voiced singers of the later Nashville scene. This 50s LP collects some of Bing's best countrified work of the late 30s tunes that have a bit more "western" than country in the lyrics, but which are delivered by Der Bingle in a wonderfully smooth and homey way. Backings are by Victor Young, Matty Matlock, and John Scott Trotter – and titles include "Home On The Range", "Take Me Back To My Boots & Saddle", "Silver On The Sage", "Mexicali Rose", "I'm An Old Cowhand", "You Don't Know What Lonesome Is", and "Cool Water". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob CrosbyBob Crosby's Bob Cats ... LP
Decca, Late 30s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Small black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Xavier CugatXavier Cugat Today! ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Very groovy stuff from Cugie! It's the late 60s, and he's got more of a pop Latin groove than earlier – and lays down some nice peppy covers of pop material, plus a few other Latin standards. Not exactly Latin soul – but not that far off, either. Includes a great version of "Samba Saravah", plus "Mellow Yellow", "Compadre Pedro Juan", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Jungle Rhumba", and the perennial favorite "Music To Watch Girls By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on one edge, and a small bit of marker – but is OK overall.)

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Joe DanielsArkansas Blues/Darktown Strutters' Ball ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1942. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have some small stickers.)

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Sammy Davis JrHere's Looking At You ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label promo with deep groove. Cover has some tape remnants and peeling on the spine.)

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Sammy Davis Jr & Carmen McRaeBoy Meets Girl ... LP
Decca, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small black label mono pressing with deep groove, including the plastic Decca inner sleeve.)

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Daniel De CarloMoonlight Madness ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)

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Tommy DorseyTea For Two Cha Chas ... LP
Decca, 1959. Very Good+ ... $2.99
With Warren Covington. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Guy Du RosierHaitian Rhythms ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Kurt EdelhagenJazz From Germany ... LP
Decca, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A rare bit of German jazz – and US issue of big band sides cut by Edelhagen for Deutsche Grammophon, packaged here with an odd postwar cover that has a cartoon of an American GI dancing in a crate from Germany! (Are we to suppose that like magnetic tape and rocket science, Edelhagen's music is just another treasure that was stolen from Germany after the war?) Titles include "Estrellita", "Stumbling", "Round About It", "Linger Awhile", and "Jazz Time Riff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label promo pressing.)

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TS EliotCocktail Party ... LP
Decca, 1950. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Cover has a few light stains on the front, but looks great overall.)

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Marianne FaithfullCome & Stay With Me – The UK 45s 1964 to 1969 ... LP
Decca/Abkco, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99 38.99
A wealth of wonderful work from Marianne Faithfull, all pulled from those key early years when she was part of the musical world of Andrew Loog Oldham and the Rolling Stones! Yet right from the start, despite the fact that she sang a few Stones songs on her own (and wrote a few for the group, too) – Marianne was always very much her own singer, and had a way with a song that was quite different than most of the other UK girl pop artists of the time too! Faithfull sometimes has a trill, and always has a sense of darkness on these singles – almost in the territory of the young Nico, but more tuneful and less moody – and superbly set up in just the right sort of arrangements by Mike Leander, David Whitaker, and even the great Jack Nitzsche. 2LP set features all the a and b-sides of these early singles – 22 tracks that include "Morning Sun", "Sister Morphine", "As Tears Go By", "Summer Nights", "The Sha La La Song", "Something Better", "I'd Like To Dial Your Number", "Counting", "That's Right Baby", "Tomorrow's Calling", "This Little Bird", "What Have I Done Wrong", and "Go Away From My World". LP, Vinyl record album

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Foss/WaxmanConcerto No 2/Sinfonietta For Strings & Timpani – Lukas Foss/Franz Waxman/Los Angeles Festival Orchestra ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label promo – mono pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Bud FreemanSatanic Blues/Sail Fish ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1939. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original Decca Records sleeve!)

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Carlos GardelArgentine Tangos (10-inch) ... LP
Decca, Early 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Judy GarlandBest Of Judy Garland ... LP
Decca, 1963. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Vicente GomezBlood & Sand (10-inch) ... LP
Decca, 1952. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Earl GrantParis Is My Beat ... LP
Decca, 1960. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill Haley & His CometsGolden Hits ... LP
Decca, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill Haley & His CometsRock Around The Clock ... LP
Decca, 1955. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Maybe one of the first-ever rock and roll full-length albums – with Bill Haley's big title cut – plus "Shake Rattle & Roll", "Two Hound Dogs", "Razzle Dazzle", "ABC Boogie", "Burn That Candle", "Rock A Beatin Boogie", "Birth Of The Boogie", "Dim Dim The Lights", and "Mambo Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Bill Haley & His CometsRockin Around The World ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, small split in the bottom seam, and a name in pen on back.)

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Chico Hamilton/Elmer BernsteinSweet Smell Of Success ... CD
Decca/El (UK), 1957. Used ... $9.99
A jazz soundtrack double-header – one that features both the small combo and larger band version of the soundtrack to The Sweet Smell Of Success! The first half of the CD features the Chico Hamilton Quintet's album of music – a wonderful bit of cinematic jazz from the 50s. The combo was a key part of the LA scene at the time, but are oddly featured as a regular club act in the movie's New York setting – but we'll gladly forgive that geographic error, given that the music on the set is so great. The quality's a bit like some of the Hamilton Quintet work on World Pacific – but there's a slightly freer, more urgent feel here too – work that's sometimes somewhat driving, and beautifully blended from the guitar of John Pisano, clarinet of Paul Horn, cello of Fred Katz, piano of Carson Smith, and drums from Chico. Side one features a lot of short incidental cuts – like "Susan", "Cheek To Chico", "Jam", and "Night Beat" – and side 2 is an extended "Concerto Of Jazz Themes From The Soundtrack Of Sweet Smell Of Success". The second half of the CD features the full orchestral version of the Sweet Smell Of Success soundtrack – but done in a style that's almost as jazzy and swinging as the small combo one! Elmer Bernstein's at the helm here – and the music's a wonderful pastiche of modes that's right up there with his sublime score for The Man With The Golden Arm – done in a similar blend of driving jazz, somber moments, and some slightly more raucous touches! As with that album, the players are all great – and soloists on the album include Pete Candoli, Ted Nash, and Shelly Manne – west coast players despite the New York setting of the film, and playing here with a fair bit of grit in their groove. Titles include "The Street", "Hot Dogs & Juice", "Toots Shor's Blues", "Nite Spot Rock", "Love Scene", and "Out Of Darkness". CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawk Talks ... LP
Decca, Early 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Early 50s material from Coleman Hawkins – strong tenor solos out front of some larger arrangemetns from Paul Neilson and Danny Mendelsohn. Titles include "Amber", "Lost In A Fog", "Lucky Duck", "Spellbound", and "Ruby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has one small mark from an old sticker, and some light wear on the back.)

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Pierre HenryXe Symphonie Remix (Remixe Sa Dixieme Symphony) ... CD
Decca, 1998. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The great , oft-remixed French composer turns the tables – and offers up a remix of his own work, the 10th Symphony of Beethoven, originally composed in 1979! The end result is a beautiful mix of sounds and electronics, underpinned by slowly unraveling symphonic passages – in a style that's much truer to Henry's original intents than any of the kiddie remix projects. Above all, the work clearly retains Henry's profound sense of humor – especially on passages like "Fantasie Flipper" and "Beethoven Seul". A masterwork that pushes the knob-addled remix mania to the next level! Other titles include "Marche Dans Le Temps", "Pas Perdus", "Presto", "Enfants", "Guerre", "Aube", "1/2 Finale" and "Finale". CD

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✨✧ HildegardeSouvenir Album ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Rita HovinkLove Me Or Leave Me (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP
Decca/678 Records (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Ultra-hip vocals from Rita Hovink – a Dutch singer who's got a way of making even familiar material sound pretty darn fresh! Rita's working here with a cool combo that's got a great sense of arrangement – a way of opening up the tunes and finding some unusual instrumental modes that really pave the way for Hovink's vocal interpretations. The group features Rob Van Dijk on both piano and Hammond, and Wim Overgaauw on guitar – and a few tracks feature guest instrumentation from either Carl Schulze on vibes, Harry Verbeke on tenor, or Thijs Van Leer on flute. The tunes are almost all familiar, but done in very cool ways – and titles include "Sunrise Sunset", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "After You've Gone", "Don't Sleep In The Subway", "Goodbye Charlie", "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day", and "The Fool On The Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD with 5 bonus tracks!)

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Burl IvesCollection Of Ballads & Folk Songs Vol 1 (10-inch) ... LP
Decca, Late 40s. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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James P JohnsonFats Waller Favorites (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1946. Very Good+ 4 x 78 rpm album ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Please Note – Disc 4 is missing from the set, all the other discs are present.)

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Jon-MarkSally Free & Easy ... CD
Decca/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Ear-opening work from Jon-Mark – best known as half of the Mark-Almond band with Johnny Almond, but here working as a solo act on his own – in a spare folksy mode that's right up there with some of the best on the Brit folk scene of the 60s! Jon's guitar playing alone is worth the price of admission – at a level that rivals that of Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, or some of the others of the new generation that have gotten more fame over the decades – and he's also a hell of a singer, with a voice that's at once ancient and youthful, maybe more tuned towards some older themes than Dylan politics, but also with a grooviness that echoes a bit of Donovan too. Apart from two tracks here that were issued as a single, all the other material has never been released – making the whole thing a huge discovery, finally given its due. Titles include "Blues For Hobbits", "Paris Bells", "Sally Free & Easy", "Portland Town", "The Vulture", "Love From Afar", "Gotta Make The Future Bright", "The First Time", "Black Girl", "North Country Fair", and "Once I Loved A Girl". CD

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Beverly KenneyLike Yesterday ... CD
Decca/Universal (Japan), 1959. Used ... $18.99
Very jazzy work from vocalist Beverly Kenny – sung with small combo backings throughout, and a style that's always fresh and lean! Some of the titles here are from earlier years, as implied by the title – but the sound of the record is in the best late 50s vocal jazz mode, thanks especially to the lineup of players on the set. Some musicians are stated outright – including Jerome Richardson on reeds, Chuck Wayne on guitar, Johnny Rae on vibes, and Eddie Bert on trombone – while other players are listed simply as "a flautist" or "a trumpeter", most likely due to contractual reasons! But even with this obscured identity in the notes, the players are all plenty darn great – and really help shape the sound of the record throughout. Titles include "Undecided", "I Had The Craziest Dream", "More Than You Know", "The Dipsy Doodle", "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place", "A Sunday Kind Of Love",a nd "Tampico". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonStan Kenton Today/Stan Kenton Recorded Live In London ... CD
Decca/Vocalion (UK), 1972. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Hip 70s work from Stan Kenton – 2 albums recorded live in the UK in 1972, both of them in the best modern style he was using at the time! As with some of Kenton's other excellent 70s sessions, the players on the records are lesser-known than on his classic sets – but all are extremely well-suited to the Kenton groove, and are younger players that have a free-thinking approach that makes for some great solo work. Tracks are all relatively long, and have a rhythmic pulse that's really great – not really electric, but clearly informed at times by the use of electric instrumentation in bigger bands at the time. Titles include "Malaga", "Artistry In Percussion", "Chiapas", "Bogota", "Fringe Benefits", "Walk Softly", and "Ambivalence". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ellis LarkinsManhattan At Midnight ... LP
Decca, 1956. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A dark suite of tracks dedicated to New York after hours – played by the wonderful Ellis Larkins, a vastly-overlooked 50s pianist who was always great at moody sessions like these! Most of the tunes are familiar ones – "Manhattan Serenade", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Forty Five Minutes From Broadway", "Autumn In New York", and more – played by Larkins with a rich style that features very little other backing – all quite evocative, and really getting at the sad mode of New York as the lights start to dim. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Eddie Le BaronRumbas Vol 2 (5 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1939. Near Mint- 5 x 78 rpm album ... $16.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has some light staining, edge wear and a small sticker on the front.)

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Brenda LeeSincerely ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeLover ... LP
Decca, 1950. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of Peggy Lee's greatest albums ever – a set of tracks recorded with the Gordon Jenkins chorus and orchestra, in a moody sound that would forever be remembered by the brilliant title track! "Lover" kicks off the whole set with a bang – soaring searing strings, over which Peggy rolls in on stronger vocals than she'd recorded in years – setting a pace that's nicely kept on tracks that include "River River", "Sans Souci", "I'm Glad There Is You", "This Is A Very Special Day", and "That's Him Over There". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Peggy LeeMiss Wonderful ... LP
Decca, 1956. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A full, rich set of vocal tunes from Peggy Lee – all done in a style that's quite different than her later work at Capitol Records, but still mighty darn nice! Sy Oliver handled the arrangements for the record – and he brings in a blend of strings and jazz that really creates a lot of depth in the sound – a dynamic range that comes not just from Peggy's vocals, but from the larger orchestra as well – almost in the mode of some of Sinatra's 50s work at Capitol. The Oliver touch is a bit warmer and sometimes more sentimental – but given that Peggy's vocals always have that quality at their best, we can really appreciate it here! Titles include "That's Alright Honey", "Mister Wonderful", "The Come Back", "Joey Sings", "You Oughta Be Mine", and "Where Flamingos Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Decca pressing.)

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✨✧ Michel Legrand/Matt MonroMatter Of Innocence ... LP
Decca, 1967. Sealed ... $9.99
A bit dreamy – but still quite nice work from Legrand – written for this 1967 remake of Noel Coward's Pretty Polly, a film that starred Hayley Mills in the lead role! Legrand's score has less of the jazzy touches of his French work from the time – but still breaks out with some really nice melodies at times. Matt Monro sings the title song in two versions – in that best "at the movies" style, the one that always made him a hit with soundtrack work. Titles include "The Race Is To The Swift", "Bugis Street, Where Old Friends Meet", "The Beautiful Transformation", "Goodbye Mr Critch", and "Lovers On The Shore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Jimmie LuncefordJimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra ... LP
Decca, 1953. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Jimmie LuncefordStomp It Off ... CD
Decca/GRP, Mid 30s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Loretta LynnGreatest Hits ... LP
Decca, 1960s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on MCA.)

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✨✧ Shirley Maclaine/Sammy Davis JrSweet Charity ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $3.99
Ok, so this is a musical – not really our usual bag – but it does contain one of the greatest Sammy Davis Jr songs of all time: the sweetly swinging "Rhythm Of Life", which Sammy sings in character as "Big Daddy", a hip strutting street preacher who kicks it with a groovy punchy sound! Shirley's vocals aren't that great – kind of thin and wispy – but she does get some really great songs, including "I'm A Brass Band", "My Personal Property", and "Where Am I Going" – plus the over-tired "If My Friends Could See Me Now". Orchestrations are by Joseph Gershenson, and the album also has one nice groovy instrumental – "The Pompeii Club", a nice little frug number! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in the top rigth corner. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Ray MartinFavourite TV Themes Vol 1 & 2 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Decca/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1975. Used ... $11.99
A set of 70s TV themes – all handled by Brit easy maestro Ray Martin, and featuring a fair bit of British TV tunes as well! TV Themes 2 is the funkier of the bunch – recorded a few years later, and with some great electric elements at times – the kind of cop/crime styles that make 70s TV soundtracks so great. There's definitely a few mellow cuts, but Martin's really expanded his reach on the record past usual British bits – bringing in some American shows to cook up the grooves a bit – and serving up the music in a blend of funky jazz and larger orchestrations. Titles include "Emmerdale Farm", "Warship", "Kojak", "Kung Fu", "Ironside", "European Football", "International Golf", "Film 74", and "Mission Impossible". The first TV Themes album (oddly featured second here on the disc), has Martin turning out good bits circa 1973 – tunes that are often an update of popular 60s television modes – a bit jazzy and jaunty at times, but some 70s elements creeping into the mix, although not as heavily funky as you might hear a few years later. Some of the songs were quite big on British TV, but weren't heard as strongly here in the US – and titles include "Top Of The Form", "Match Of The Day", "Nationwide", "General Hospital", "Crossroads", "Grandstand", "News At Ten", and "Midweek". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus cuts – "Film 74", "Sale Of The Century", and "Star Trek". CD

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✨✧ Gayle McCormickFlesh & Blood ... LP
Decca, 1972. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on MCA. Cover has light wear.)

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McKendree SpringMcKendree Spring 3 ... LP
Decca, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cloud label MCA pressing.)

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McKendree SpringSecond Thoughts ... LP
Decca, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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Carmen McRaeBirds Of A Feather ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono small black label pressing with deep groove.)
Also available Birds Of A Feather (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 9.99

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Carmen McRaeBy Special Request ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Small black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aged tape at the corners of the spine.)

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Carmen McRaeMad About The Man ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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Jay McShannConfessin The Blues (parts 1 & 2) ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1941. Very Good ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Jay McShann with Charlie Parker & OthersKansas City Memories (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, Early 40s. Good+ ... $9.99
An important 50s issue of material from Jay McShann's early 40s years – tracks recorded with assorted all-star members of his group – including a young Charlie Parker, as well as Paul Quinichette, Walter Brown, and Al Hibbler! Most of the work is in an older Kansas City jazz mode, with vocals on half the numbers – and tracks include "The Jumpin Blues" and "Hootie Blues", with work by Parker – plus "Dexter Blues", "Confessin The Blues", "Sepian Bounce", and "Swingmatism". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jack MillmanJazz Studio 4 – The Compositions Of Jack Millman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Decca/Verve (Japan), 1955. Used ... $24.99
A rare session as a leader by trumpeter Jack Millman – one that's based around his own compositions, and which a large group of west coast players alongside some lesser-known 50s talents! Players include Fred Aguirre, Lin Halliday, Artie Anto, Mike Pacheco, Curtis Counce, Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Howard Roberts, and Don Friedman – playing arrangements of Millman tunes by Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Jack Montrose, and Pete Rugolo. Tracks are short, but have wonderfully constructed horn passages – as well as some very nice use of Latin percussion – and titles include "Tom & Jerry", "Bolero De Mendez", "Groove Juice", "Pink Lady", "The Turk", and "Bambi". CD
(Out of print, 2004 pressing with 24bit mastering.)

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MozartSinfonia Concertante In E Flat Major K364/Adagio In E Major K261/Rondo In C Major K373 – Joseph Fuchs/Lillian Fuchs/Frederic Waldman/Aeterna Chamber Orchestra ... LP
Decca, 1961. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some light staining on the back.)

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Mark MurphyLet Yourself Go ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
One of Mark Murphy's first albums – quite different than his later work, but swinging and jazzy as he could always be! Ralph Burns arranged the set, and even at this early point, you can hear what a talent Murphy is – singing with a confident swing that wasn't often the case for male singers of the time – balancing carefully between older jazz modes, without falling into cocktail cliches that could often trap other vocalists. Titles include "Elmer's Tune", "Pick Yourself Up", "Let Yourself Go", "Ridin' High", and "Crazy Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover is lightly aged, with a streak of marker on back.)

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Mussorgsky/BorodinNight On Bald Mountain/In The Steps Of Central Asia – Ferenc Fricsay/RIAS Symphony Orchestra (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Rick NelsonFor Your Sweet Love ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has splits on all seams, some wear, and light stains.)

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Rick NelsonIn Concert ... LP
Decca, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ebenezer ObeyEbenezer Obey & His International Brothers (WAP 38) ... LP
Decca (Nigeria), 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has some pen.)

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Andrew Oldham OrchestraRolling Stones Songbook ... CD
Decca (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
Wonderful easy grooves – from an orchestra leader who couldn't read a note of music! During the 60s, Andrew Oldham was probably best known to the world as the flamboyant manager of the Rolling Stones – but during the same period, or at least the earliest stretch of it, he also headed up his own studio orchestra – working with pop arranger David Whittaker to craft some incredibly groovy albums! This one's the ensemble's fourth and final effort – a magical transformation of familiar Rolling Stones numbers into some sweet easy instrumentals – all asparkle with the best styles of mid 60s Brit easy, served up with orchestrations that run from baroque to breezy! Titles include "Blue Turns To Grey", "You Better Move On", "Heart Of Stone", "Time Is On My Side", "The Last Time", "Theme For A Rolling Stone", and "Tell Me". CD

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✨✧ OsibisaWoyaya ... CD
Decca, 1971. Used ... $6.99
These early Osibisa records always used to be fairly common years back – perhaps because they were always a bit too hippy dippy and loose for the older funk crowd. But now, in today's blunted groove culture, they seem to have found a new appreciation for their trippy Afro funk style, and their nice laidback groove. This album includes a great version of Roland Kirk's "Spirits Up Above", plus "Beautiful 7", "Move On", "Survival", and "Rabiatu" – all of which have the band's trademark Afro funk groove. Nice Roger Dean cover, too! CD

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Pancho & His OrchestraSambas (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, 1949. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Peppermint RainbowWill You Be Staying After Sunday ... LP
Decca, 1969. Sealed ... $9.99
A wonderful bit of sunshine pop from the very obscure Peppermint Rainbow – a male/female harmony group with a sound that was a lot like the Mamas & Papas – blending folk rock and sweet pop into a really sunny groove! The album's worth it alone for the massive title track – "Will You Be Staying After Sunday", a tune that's got a sad undercurrent that seems to single-handedly dismantle all of the sexual freedom offered by the late 60s with a one sentence confession of the emotionality that was also attached. Other tracks are also nice – and include "Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning Michael", "Run Like The Devil", "I Found Out I Was A Woman", and "Walking In Different Circles" – most of which were written by arranger/producer Paul Leka. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed with a sticker or two.)

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Emilio ReyesMerengue ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Early merengue tracks, nice and raw – with titles that include "La Pachanga", "Just A Minor Merengue", "Comiendome Un Cable", "National Emblem Merengue", "Trumpet In Merengue", and "La Escalarita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ George RussellNew York New York & Jazz In The Space Age ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A 70s issue of 2 seminal sides from George Russell, originally recorded in the 50s. The first, New York New York is a wonderful album from George Russell – and a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York City, performed with an all-star cast that includes John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Max Roach, and Hal McKusick – all working together to paint tones on the tunes that George has crafted to set up his scene of New York in the 50s. Most importantly, though, Jon Hendricks acts as the narrator of the album – talking and scatting in hipster mode, laying out a bit of beat rapportage about the Big Apple, all done in a very cool 50s style that's a bit different from his own vocal work. Titles include "Manhattan", "Big City Blues", "Manhattan-Rico", and "A Helluva Town". And don't let the title of the second, Jazz In The Space Age, mislead you into thinking it's a record of bachelor pad musi. The set's one of Russell's finest recordings of the 50s, and it features some wonderful work in odd tones and scales, executed by another awesome cast of players, including Bill Evans, Paul Bley, Hal McKusick, Bob Brookmeyer, and David Young. An essential chapter in Russell's career, and nice to have in any form. Titles include "Chromatic Universe (parts 1, 2, & 3)", "Dimensions", "Waltz From Outer Space", and "The Lydiot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of residue on the back, light wear, and some aging.)

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George RussellNew York, New York ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A wonderful album from George Russell – and a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York City, performed with an all-star cast that includes John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Max Roach, and Hal McKusick – all working together to paint tones on the tunes that George has crafted to set up his scene of New York in the 50s. Most importantly, though, Jon Hendricks acts as the narrator of the album – talking and scatting in hipster mode, laying out a bit of beat rapportage about the Big Apple, all done in a very cool 50s style that's a bit different from his own vocal work. Titles include "Manhattan", "Big City Blues", "Manhattan-Rico", and "A Helluva Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo maroon label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a promo sticker, a price sticker remnant, and light wear.)

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Sabicas & EscuderoFantastic Guitars Of Sabicas & Escudero – Flamenco In Hi-Fi With Anita Ramos ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Savoy BrownGetting To The Point (UK cover) ... LP
Decca (UK), 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black label Mexican pressing on Richmond/Peerless.)

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SiouxsieMantaray ... LP
Decca, 2007. Very Good+ ... $59.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Frank SkinnerBack Street ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has bumped corners.)

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Tab Smith with Trevor BaconYou Lovely You/I'll Live True To You ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1944. Very Good ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Alberto SocarrasLatin Impressions ... LP
Decca, 1956. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label flat edge pressing.)

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Socarras & His OrchestraCha Cha Chas & Mambos ... LP
Decca, 1959. Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Jeri SouthernYou Better Go Now ... LP
Decca, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An early album that compiles material that Jeri Southern recorded in her first few years for Decca Records – tunes done in the dreamy, romantic style that was one of Southern's key calling cards in the 50s! The style is never too sleepy, nor too commercial – and instead, Jeri's got a great way of putting over a moody late nite tune without resorting to common cliches. Backings are by Sy Oliver, Camarata, Sonny Burke, and others – but the album's got a nicely unified feel, thanks to Jeri's strong vocals in the lead. Torchy stuff, but in an uncommon way – and with titles that include "When I Fall In Love", "Give Me Time", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Remind Me", "That Ole Devil Called Love", and "What Good Am I Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Lew StoneBands That Matter ... LP
Decca (UK), 1930s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Eclipse Treasury Series pressing from the 70s.)

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Lew StoneLew Stone & His Band ... LP
Decca (UK), 1930s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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