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Frank SinatraAll The Way ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Some real gems from Sinatra's later years at Capitol – including "All The Way", "French Foreign Legion", "River Stay Way From My Door", "Old MacDonald", "It's Over", "This Was My Love", and "All My Tomorrows" – as well as the novelty single "High Hopes" LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraCome Dance With Me ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Billy May's got Frank nicely swinging on this one – working on a set of older numbers, retuned for the Sinatra sound of 50s Capitol! The band is tight, the sound is right, and Frank steps out nicely on songs that he sung years before in other settings – but quite possibly never so well or as perfectly timed as on this LP! Titles include "Baubles Bangles & Beads", "The Song Is You", "Something's Gotta Give", and "Dancing In The Dark" – as well as the sublime album bookends "Come Dance With Me" and "The Last Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Frank SinatraDays Of Wine & Roses, Moon River, & Other Academy Award Winners ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Nelson Riddle arrangements – and some great tunes from films! LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing.)

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Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra Conducts The Music Of Alec Wilder ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of Frank Sinatra's earliest experiments with instrumental music – a set of tunes composed by Alec Wilder – including some handled by Wilder himself, with a group that includes Mitch Miller on oboe and Julius Baker on flute – in a cool modern chamber jazz mode! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy green label Masterworks pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraIn The Wee Small Hours ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest vocal albums of all time! Sinatra's never sounded better than on this album – one of the first truly cohesive albums of torch and ballad songs ever recorded – done by Frank at a time when his heart was really breaking, and sung with a depth you'd hardly ever find in his other work. The whole thing's sublime – one of the darkest, moodiest selections of material we've ever heard – and the record never fails to send chills down our spine, no matter how many times we hear it! Tracks include "Mood Indigo", "I See Your Face Before Me", "Deep In A Dream", "Ill Wind", "I'll Be Around", "This Love Of Mine", "Dancing On The Ceiling", "Glad To Be Unhappy", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Frank SinatraLive In Australia 1959 ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank SinatraLook To Your Heart ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A nice little set from Frank – and similar to the album This Is Sinatra, a record that collects some of his non-LP singles for Capitol from the 50s. Because of this, the album's got a style that varies from track to track – but in a nice way – and titles include "Anytime Anywhere", "Not As A Stranger", "Our Town", "Same Old Saturday Night", "Fairy Tale", "The Impatient Years", "I Could Have Told You", and "Look To Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label Duophonic pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraLove Is A Kick ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Love is definitely a kick in the hands of Frank Sinatra – especially when handled by some swinging gems from his early years at Columbia Records! This collection's a bit more upbeat than some of the full albums that Columbia issued of earlier singles in the 50s – and focuses on the kind of swing-era gems that Frank would later record for Capitol with Billy May – but which are offered up here in original versions from the time when the tunes were still burning up the charts. Sinatra's young voice is already surprisingly full of power and feeling – and titles include "Saturday Night", "Should I", "American Beauty Rose", "Five Minutes More", "When You're Smiling", "Bim Bam Baby", and "You Do Something To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Frank SinatraOl Blue Eyes Is Back ... LP
Reprise, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank SinatraSings Rodgers & Hart ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label duophonic pressing. Cover has some wear & aging and a bit of clear tape along the bottom.)

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Frank SinatraSwing Along With Me ... LP
Reprise, 1961. Very Good ... $2.99
This was Sinatra's first swing record for Reprise and his third collaboration with Billy May who arranged and conducted this 1961 recording. It features some standards from the likes of Rodgers & Hart ("Have You Met Miss Jones?") and George & Ira Gershwin ("Love Walked In"), plus some others like "Granada" and "Moonlight on the Ganges." There is a charming photo of Frank on the back cover swinging a golf club in fine form. (This is the record that was later changed to Sinatra Swings.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono tri-color pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam with aged clear tape along the spine and top seam.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSwing Easy ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker remnant.)

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Frank SinatraThat Old Feeling ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Frank SinatraVoice ... LP
Columbia, 1940s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A classic full length collection of early Frank Sinatra recordings for Columbia Records – and maybe the definitive album of his mid 40s material originally issued on 78s! The quality of Sinatra's vocals here definitely live up to "The Voice" promised on the cover – as the singer's really finding himself away from the big bands of his youth, and singing with amazing clarity from both a position of musicality and expression. Titles include incredible readings of "Laura" and "Try A Little Tenderness" – plus "Paradise", "A Ghost Of A Chance", "Fools Rush In", "Lover", "She's Funny That Way", and "I Don't Know Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a tiny bit of splitting on the bottom seam, but is great overall.)

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Frank SinatraWatertown ... LP
Reprise, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A very unusual concept album from Frank Sinatra – written by Bob Gaudio and Jake Holmes – and arranged by Gaudio with Charles Callelo, with some of the charms they brought to more ambitous late 60s work by the Four Seasons! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, on Pye. Cover has tape traces along the opening edge.)

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Frank Sinatra & Count BasieIt Might As Well Be Swing ... CD
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
One of Sinatra's greatest records ever – pure genius all the way through! Frank's backed here by the orchestra of Count Basie, with some incredible arrangements by Quincy Jones that really have a jazzy, syncopated kick to them. The move seems to be an unintentional way of covering for Frank's slightly failing pipes – but it also picks up on a seminal beat change in 60s pop, the same sort of gentle snapping groove that you'd find in the best work by Bacharach, a shift that really infuses Frank's vocals with a whole new sound, one that shows that he's ready to keep on growing and growing after being stuck in a Nelson Riddle rut. All tracks are superb – hip 60s pop and showtunes, like "I Believe In You", "Fly Me To the Moon", "More", "The Good Life", "Wives & Lovers", and "I Wanna Be Around". CD

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Frank Sinatra & Count BasieSinatra Basie – An Historic Musical First ... LP
Reprise, 1962. Sealed ... $9.99
Sinatra-Basie is the inaugural effort from the 2 leaders and the stellar orchestra – and it's a great one. Sinatra is as charismatic and loose out front as he's ever been on record, and the Basie & his players swing brilliantly with arrangements by Neal Hefti. Titles include "Pennies From Heaven", "Please Be Kind", "My Kind Of Girl", "Learnin' The Blues", "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed vintage pressing – no barcode.)

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Frank Sinatra & Duke EllingtonFrancis A & Edward K ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Titles include "Follow Me"," Sunny", "All I Need Is You Girl", "I Like The Sunrise", and "Yellow Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraCome Swing With Me! ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Frank's liveliest albums for Capitol – a return to the harder-swinging mode of the early and mid 50s, after a wealth of sadder albums in the later part of the decade. Backings are by Billy May – in that brassy mode he used at the time, one that kept the tunes hiply grooving, with a nice jazzy finish that really fits the material. Songs are new versions of older tunes from the swing era – like "Day By Day", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Five Minutes More", "American Beauty Rose", and "That Old Black Magic" – done with the confident punch that Sinatra had in the early years at Reprise, making the tunes quite different from the younger interpretations that Frank gave them back in the 40s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraMy Kind Of Broadway ... LP
Reprise, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong", "Luck Be A Lady", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Without A Song", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraOnly The Lonely ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Frank Sinatra's last great ballad albums for Capitol – a sad and dreamy batch of tunes that kicks off with the incredible "Only The Lonely" – one of those Sinatra torch songs that's so great, so sad, nobody else has ever been able to record a better version, nor have they really tried! The rest of the album's great, too – with arrangements by Nelson Riddle that are very much in the Wee Small Hours mode – expressive, but subtle and sophisticated – at that level that set Sinatra so far apart from most other male singers of the 50s. Despite the creepy cover, there's a mature, adult approach to the whole thing – a new level of emotion that most other singers wouldn't find for a decade. Titles include "Only The Lonely", "Angel Eyes", "What's New", "Ebb Tide", "Spring Is Here", "Goodbye", and the sublime "One For My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraRing A Ding Ding ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frank's first album for his own label – Reprise catalog number 1001, a number that must have made Sinatra proud! The album's got a really swinging feel that befits the title, and which follows in the best Capitol work by Nelson Riddle. Things are very jazzy and upbeat, thanks to arrangements by Johnny Mandel – and the set list includes loads of great numbers that Frank carries off to perfection! Titles include "Ring A Ding Ding", "The Coffee Song", "Let's Face The Music & Dance", "Let's Fall In Love", "A Fine Romance", and "You & The Night & The Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo tri-color label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small bit of tape, and a small bit of seam splitting in one corner – but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraWhere Are You? ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sad little album that has Frank still in the throes of the emotional loss expressed on The Wee Small Hours album – working here with Gordon Jenkins arrangements that use a fair bit of strings to well up the darkness that lurks in the songs on the set. The album kicks off with the sublime "Where Are You?", one of the greatest songs of loss we could ever recommend – and then moves into some incredible readings of standards like "Where Is The One", "I'm A Fool To Want You", "I Cover the Waterfront", "Laura", and "Lonely Town" – all done in a style that's emotive, yet never overwrought, perfect sad Sinatra all the way! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraMan & His Music ... CD
Reprise, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A very cool package – one that has Frank Sinatra narrating his career in music – as he performs re-recorded versions of classics, with backings by Nelson Riddle, Johnny Mandel, Count Basie, Gordon Jenkins, Don Costa, and Billy May! The spoken bits are wonderful – and the whole thing is one of the best "texts" you could ever find on the Sinatra persona in the 60s! CD
(Out of print, slipcover is not included. Two CDs in individual jewel cases.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & JobimFrancis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
Reprise, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little album that shows a whole new side of Sinatra! Frank's a bit late on the bossa game – but the record's a wonderfully gentle batch of bossa nova tunes, performed with musical and occasional vocal accompaniment by Jobim, and larger orchestral backings by Claus Ogerman. Far more than a gimmicky fake bossa album – this is a wonderful set of tracks that show that Sinatra could still hit a gentle ballad without going as over the top as he did on some of his other Reprise work. Jobim's talent is very respected – and the record is a true blending of musical styles, in a way that does justice to both artists equally. Titles include "Change Partners", "Dindi", "Meditation", "How Insensitive", and "I Concentrate On You". CD

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & JobimFrancis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... LP
Reprise, 1967. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little album that shows a whole new side of Sinatra! Frank's a bit late on the bossa game – but the record's a wonderfully gentle batch of bossa nova tunes, performed with musical and occasional vocal accompaniment by Jobim, and larger orchestral backings by Claus Ogerman. Far more than a gimmicky fake bossa album – this is a wonderful set of tracks that show that Sinatra could still hit a gentle ballad without going as over the top as he did on some of his other Reprise work. Jobim's talent is very respected – and the record is a true blending of musical styles, in a way that does justice to both artists equally. Titles include "Change Partners", "Dindi", "Meditation", "How Insensitive", and "I Concentrate On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing! Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraChristmas Songs By Sinatra ... CD
Columbia, Late 40s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Frank Sinatra's first run of Christmas work – material recorded for Columbia Records in the late 40s, but quite similar to his better-known Holiday sides for Capitol in the 50s! As with that work, the style here is quite respectful of the spirit of the season – more reverent than playful, although always with an undercurrent of sadness that makes the tunes especially nice – that Christmas longing that would show up in the best Holiday records, which Sinatra always seemed to get. Heck, even the version of "Jingle Bells" sounds a bit melancholy – and pretty darn nice, too – next to tunes that include "Christmas Dreaming", "Winter Wonderland", "Let It Snow", "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town", and "White Christmas" – plus a medley of "O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Joy To The World/White Christmas", which begins with a cool spoken introduction. CD

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra/Phil Spector/Elvis Presley/Bing Crosby/Ella FitzgeraldChristmas Tale – Timeless Classic Albums (Jolly Christmas/Christmas Gift To You/Christmas Album/Merry Christmas/Swinging Christmas) (5CD set) ... CD
Vinylogy (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A great set of Christmas classics – five albums, each represented with LP-styled artwork in a box of 5 CDs! First up is Jolly Christmas by Frank Sinatra – one of the greatest Christmas albums of the 20th century – a rich tapestry of sadness and longing from Ol' Blue Eyes himself! Sure, most folks think that Christmas albums are supposed to be cheery and celebratory – but Frank, coming off of his best Wee Small Hours years at Capitol, rightly chose the sadder side of Christmas – and put together an album full of songs that really get at the bluer side of the holiday. Side one of the set includes some tremendous secular songs – the kind of mid-century tunes that often had a dark undercurrent of separation and unfulfilled desire – masquerading as holiday tunes, but in Frank's hands, coming off more like smokey late night tunes of lost love and wasted life. Side two's got some more spiritual-oriented tunes – but again, done by Frank, with arrangements by Gordon Jenkins, these tunes come off with a lot less celebratory spirit than you'd expect. Titles include "The Christmas Waltz", "Mistletoe & Holly", "The Christmas Song", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", and "I'll Be Home For Christmas". Next is A Christmas Gift To You – Phil Spector's classic Christmas album – a swirling delight of 60s pop and soul numbers, still one of the greatest full Christmas LPs ever recorded! The whole thing is wonderful – a mix of soul, rock, and pop – all produced with that classic "wall of sound" style that made Phil Spector such an early production genius in the 60s! The music is from those magical times when boundary-busting art and craft were mixed perfectly with pop styles that anyone could instantly fall in love with – and titles include "Frosty The Snowman" by The Ronettes, "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans, "Marshmallow World" by Darlene Love, "Sleigh Ride" by The Ronnettes, "Winter Wonderland" by Darlene Love, "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town" by The Crystals, and "Silent Night" by Phil and other artists on the set! Next is Elvis Christmas Album – an early Holiday gem from Elvis Presley – a set that had RCA Records wisely rushing the young singer into the studio to cut a host of Christmas tunes – which ensured that Elvis would be spinning on the turntable for many seasons to come! Titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Silent Night", "Blue Christmas", "White Christmas", and "Santa Bring My Baby Back". Next is Merry Christmas from Bing Crosby – which may well be THE Christmas album of the 20th century – a 50s issue of 40s singles cut by Der Bingle, packaged in a cover with a classic cover image that's ensured that the record stayed in print for dozens of Decembers in years to come! Given that Bing virtually owned Christmas on TV during the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the album's place in popular music is well-earned – and honestly, Bing's "aw shucks, I'm just reg'lar folks" sort of approach to these tunes really helped create a kind of common man secular side to the Holidays that forever transformed America's celebration of the season. Or maybe we're going to far with this one . . . But whatever the case, the album's a standard, and one we were certainly raised on. Titles include "Silver Bells", "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night", "White Christmas", "Adeste Fideles", "Faith Of Our Fathers", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", and "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas". Last up is Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas – a wonderful Holiday album that's stayed fresh for years! Ella's got a perfect style to interpret these numbers – working with Frank DeVol and Russ Garcia in a set of lightly jazzy versions of Christmas favorites like "Sleigh Ride", "Jingle Bells", "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas", "Frosty The Snowman", and one of the best versions of "What Are You Doing New Years Eve" ever recorded! CD

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSinatra Sings His Greatest Hits ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1940s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Count BasieFrankly Basie – Count Basie Plays The Hits Of Frank Sinatra (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $6.99
Basie hits the hits of the 50s and early 60s – working here with some tight Billy Byers arrangements that really help transform the tunes! The groove is upbeat, bright, and brilliantly soulful – that punctuated Basie groove first formed when Neal Hefti was with the group, still carried off here wonderfully by a lineup that includes Frank Wess and Frank Foster on saxes, Snooky Young and Al Aarons on trumpets, Benny Powell and Henry Coker on trombones, and Freddie Green on guitar. Titles include "The Second Time Around", "Hey Jealous Lover", "All Of Me", "This Love Of Mine", "Saturday Night", "Come Fly With Me", and "South Of The Border" – almost a Sinatra album in spirit, given the choice of tunes like these! Includes bonus tracks too. CD
(Out of print.)

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Metronome All StarsSweet Lorraine (with Frank Sinatra)/Nat Meet June (with June Christy & Nat King Cole) ... 78 RPM
Columbia, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original Columbia Records sleeve! The A side label has a small sticker.)
 
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Nancy SinatraMovin' With Nancy ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
One of the most popular of the early collaborative LPs of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood – the soundtrack album to the legendary Movin' With Nancy TV special from 1967 – featuring the eerie masterpiece "Some Velvet Morning" and more! The aforementioned tune is as incredible a track as either Nancy or Lee ever produced, but the album features other duet gems including "Jackson" with Lee, "Things" with Dino, and "Younger Than Springtime" with Frank – plus Nancy's sweet solo tunes "I Gotta Get Out Of This Town", "Wait Till You See Him", "Friday's Child", "This Town", and "What I Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jeff AlexanderDirty Dingus Magee ... LP
MGM, Early 70s. Sealed ... $2.99
What a crazy film! We barely remember this one, but the soundtrack's for a strange western written by Joseph Heller, and starring Frank Sinatra and George Kennedy. Overall, the songs have a mix of groovy and goofy styles – with a few tasty late 60s-sounding numbers that use organ or horns, and a few others that are more cartoony, with lots of "western" touches. Very humorous music overall, with titles that include "Strum", "The Rounders", "Little Big Horny", "Rip Snortin End Title", "Rauncy", and "Hokey". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA Classics pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Count BasieChairman of The Board ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... $2.99
Way before Sinatra first grabbed the "Chairman Of The Board" title for his own musical persona, Basie laid great claim to the tag with this tight little album for Roulette! The album's got the 50s Basie band working at the height of their powers – with original compositions written and arranged by Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, and Frank Wess – all of whom play in the bad, along with other all-stars like Freddie Green, Billy Mitchell, and Al Grey. The sound is tight, soulful, and searing Basie all the way through – with tunes that include "Segue In C", "Blues In Hoss' Flat", "Who Me?", "The Deacon", "Half Moon Street", "Mutt & Jeff", "TV Time", "Speaking Of Sounds", and "HRH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color bars pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams held with old tape and some light surface wear.)

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Shirley BasseyNever Never Never/Good Bad But Beautiful ... CD
United Artists/BGO (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
Two early 70s albums from Shirley Bassey – back to back in a single set! Never Never Never is a warmly-crafted 70s album from the great Shirley Bassey – a set that continues that great move she was making at the end of the 60s – shaking off some of the bolder, brassier styles that famously got her going at the start, but which were maybe sounding a bit dated after the James Bond soundtracks got too much play! Instead, Bassey's opening up in a nicely mature mode – maybe making the same sort of shift between soul and adult modes that Johnny Mathis was hitting during the same period – and working with great UK maestros Johnny Harris and Arthur Greenslade, both able to balance strings and soul on titles that include "Never Never Never", "Make The World A Little Younger", "No Regrets", "Going Going Gone", "Somehow", "I Won't Last A Day Without You", "The Old Fashioned Way", and "Someone Who Cares". On Good Bad But Beautiful, Shirley Bassey is at her mellow best – sounding very different than the brassy vocalist who first rose to international fame with "Goldfinger" – yet still able to work through all the rich aspects of her great vocal range! Arthur Greenslade handles the backings, and the style is mature, and updated in maybe the way that Frank Sinatra was hitting at the time – both in the choice of songs, and in the way that Greenslade sets Shirley up for the best reading of the lyric. Titles include "I'll Be Your Audience", "Emotion", "Good Bad But Beautiful", "Jesse", "Run On & On & On", "Feel Like Makin Love", and "I'll Be Your Audience". CD

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Duke EllingtonAfro Bossa/Concert In The Virgin Islands ... CD
WEA (France), Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
2 great albums from Duke Ellington – both recorded for Frank Sinatra's Reprise label in the 60s, with an approach that's different than most of Duke's other work! Afro Bossa is the real winner here – a very groovy album that's certainly Ellington's best for Reprise from the 60s, and a nice batch of tracks that have a distinctly Africanist leaning. We're not too sure about the "bossa", but the rhythm section does skip nicely at times, so you might be able to say that the album's kind of a bossa-ish session. Material's all original, and quite fresh for Ellington at the time. Titles include "Bonga", "Afro Bossa", "Tigress", and "Puple Gazelle". Concert In The Virgin Islands is a bit straighter, but still very nice – and has some very interesting "tropical" type tunes – like "Jungle Kitty", "Fade Up", "Island Virgin", and "Virgin Jungle", as well as some more standard Ellington material. CD
(Out of print.)

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Will FriedwaldGreat Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 40.00
One of the greatest writers on singers presents his essential collection of albums from the 20th century – all served up with the kind of loving detail that's always made the prose of Will Friedwald so great! Will's written the book on Frank Sinatra – literally – and on Tony Bennett, and a number of other singers too – and you've no doubt stumbled across his words in liner notes for reissues over the years. This time, Friedwald expands that later genre – and offers up full chapters that go in depth to some key vocal jazz classics – including Something Cool by June Christy, My Gentleman Friend by Blossom Dearie, Ella In Berlin by Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Rain Or Shine by Dick Haymes, Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday, Black Coffee by Peggy Lee, and even Belly Of The Sun by Cassandra Wilson! There's a few dozen more titles covered in the book – which has 51 chapters in all – and the heavy book also features an album cover reproduction for each title, and a discography as well. 402 pages, hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Ed TownsendNew In Town ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
An obscure early session from Ed Townsend – an artist who's perhaps better known as a songwriter of hits for others, and slightly less as a 70s soul singer on Curtom and Casablanca! Yet here, Ed's starting out his career as a mainstream crooner – cast by Capitol as a sepia Sinatra, and even working with arrangements from Frank's Capitol mainstay, Nelson Riddle! There's a bit more drama here than you might hear on a Sinatra album – a slightly deeper range that slides towards more conventional pop vocals of the period – but the whole album's pretty darn compelling, especially the overall package. Titles include "Symphony", "I Am", "New In Town", "Goin My Way", "Till The End Of Time", "Mam'selle", "Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me", and "Lover Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam, but is nice overall.)

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VariousYesterday Has Gone – The Songs Of Teddy Randazzo ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Really fantastic work from Teddy Randazzo – the man who put the "up" in uptown soul during the 60s – and who went on to a fantastic legacy of really great music in a variety of different styles! Teddy was always a real cut above the usual pop songwriter – as his songs were fuller, richer, and not afraid to bring some lush aspects to the production – yet always with a way that could still groove – clearly a key step on the path towards more sophisticated soul styles that others would pick up on strongly in the 70s! These tunes have a beautiful way of balancing emotion with a need to be catchy and groovy – all while avoiding modes that would sound way too overdone in the hands of other pop talents of the time – moving past the too-emotive or too-weepy styles that dominated the record racks a few years before. Most of the tracks here are soul singles, but there's also a few jazz and rock numbers too – all supported by the usual deep detailed notes that we love from Ace Records. Titles include "You Better Go" by Derek Martin, "I'm On The Outside" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, "Or Not At All" by Jimmy Rice, "Good For A Lifetime" by Al Hibbler, "Better Use Your Head" by Mel Torme, "Rain In My Heart" by Frank Sinatra, "Can't Stop Running Away" by Timi Yuro, "A Million To One" by The Manhattans, "Think Before You Act" by Tony Orlando, "Goin Out Of My Head" by Dionne Warwick, "Hurt So Bad" by The Delfonics, "I Watched You Slowly Slip Away" by Howard Guyton, "Think Twice Before You Walk Away" by Porgy & The Monarchs, "Baby Are You Puttin Me On" by The Royalettes, and "You Don't Need A Heart" by Teddy Randazzo himself. CD

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✨✧ Mel TormeThat's All ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest, straightest sets from Mel Torme – an all-classic batch of tracks that's quite different than his other album for Columbia! Torme checks in as a totally committed, totally serious jazz vocalist here – with an impeccable approach to the music that puts this album right up there with the best work of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett – very mature, but very personal too – in a way that really transforms familiar tunes. Arrangements are by Robert Mersey, who handles Torme with the best care he's had since the classic 50s recordings with Marty Paich – and titles include "PS I Love You", "The Nearness Of You", "Haven't We Met", and "Ho Ba La La". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with black text. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ed TownsendNew In Town/Glad To Be Here ... CD
Capitol/Jasmine (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of overlooked gems from singer Ed Townsend – a talent we'd rank right up there with Jesse Belvin or Arthur Prysock in his early years! First up is New In Town – an obscure early session from Ed Townsend – an artist who's perhaps better known as a songwriter of hits for others, and slightly less as a 70s soul singer on Curtom and Casablanca! Yet here, Ed's starting out his career as a mainstream crooner – cast by Capitol as a sepia Sinatra, and even working with arrangements from Frank's Capitol mainstay, Nelson Riddle! There's a bit more drama here than you might hear on a Sinatra album – a slightly deeper range that slides towards more conventional pop vocals of the period – but the whole album's pretty darn compelling, especially the overall package. Titles include "Symphony", "I Am", "New In Town", "Goin My Way", "Till The End Of Time", "Mam'selle", "Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me", and "Lover Come Back To Me". Glad To Be Here is another great album – every bit as wonderful as the first! Orchestrations are by Nelson Riddle, and the album's got a gentle swing that we really enjoy – Ed singing over some lesser known tracks, and bringing a raspy soulfulness to the more familiar ones. Titles include "What's Wrong With Me", "Golden Earrings", "I'm In Love", "Don't Ever Leave Me", and "On The Street Where You Live". CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimWonderful World Of Antonio Carlos Jobim ... LP
Warner, 1965. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
The wonderful world of Antonio Carlos Jobim gets a whole lot bigger on this American release from the 60s – thanks to a collaboration with the great Nelson Riddle, the arranger whose work made so many of Frank Sinatra's albums so great! Riddle really understands the jazzy elements at the core of Jobim's tunes – and backs his guitar and vocals with a great 60s California take on the bossa nova – one that's never trying too hard to cross over, and which instead really respects the genius of Jobim at the core! Antonio sings on most tracks – some even with English lyrics that are really great – and titles include "Useless Landscape", "Bonita", "Surfboard", "She's A Carioca", "Aqua De Beber", and "Favela". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed! Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants. Cover has a cutout grommet.)

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✨✧ Neil Hamburger & OthersEntertainment ... LP
Numero, 2015. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A very cool mix of sounds and styles here – hardly the sort of record we'd normally expect from funnyman Neil Hamburger, and instead this wonderful mix of short comedy bits and well-chosen music put together by the Numero Group! Neil does one of his offbeat routines at the start of each track, then the music takes over – and tracks are a mix of rare soul, oddball Americana, and even a jazzy number from Frank Sinatra's son – with an overall vibe that's funkier and groovier than we might have guessed. Titles include "Number One" by Bill Moss, "This Love Of Mine" by The Extensions, "Animals In The Zoo" by Leah Devorah, "Black Night" by Frank Sinatra Jr, "It Makes You Feel So Bad" by Insight Out, "Lost Angeles" by Nun Plus, and "It's Too Late" by Bob Desper. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
 
 



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