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Joanie SommersCome Alive ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Really groovy work from singer Joanie Sommers – an overlooked gem recorded after her initial albums for Warner Brothers, and put together with some mighty cool arrangements from the great Mort Garson! Joanie's lost all her little girl pop modes here – and instead really comes across with the adult charm of a jazz singer – reaching out with some surprisingly deep tones on the mellower cuts, and showing a great sense of swing on the groovers – all at a mode that really takes her past the style of the early years! Mort's backings are great – as rich in jazzy tones as someone like Marty Paich, but also touched with some of the unusual inflections that always make Garson's music so great. Tracks include "I'm All Smiles", "Girl Talk", "You'd Better Love Me", "You Take What Comes Along", "Watch What Happens", "Too Late Now", and "Sunday In New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 360 sound stereo pressing! Cover has light wear, and back has some light staining near the top.)

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Joanie SommersFor Those Who Think Young ... CD
Warner/Collectors Choice, 1961. Used ... $8.99
Joanie Sommers thinks young here – not in a teen pop sense, but in a style that has plenty of youthful variety in the mix! The album's served up in two different modes – side one is a big band side, with backings from the great Marty Paich – and side two is a live performance, which shows a sweet set of Joanie that's a bit different than her work in the studio! Paich is great on the jazz sides – giving the music a very groovy feel that pushes past the crossover modes of some of Sommers' other records, and which really helps Joanie sound her best. Live tracks also feature a jazz band, but one that's a bit more relaxed – and Sommers' vocals have this quality that's even more personal in the spontaneous setting. Titles include "Round Midnight", "Hey Jealous Lover", "I Feel Pretty", "Why Shouldn't I", "Everything I've Got", "My Ship", and "Out Of This World". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joanie SommersPositively The Most ... LP
Warner, 1959. Very Good- ... $8.99
A great little record that's way more jazz than some of Joanie Sommers' other albums – thanks to arrangements from Marty Paich and Tommy Oliver – both of whom help things stay lively, even when sweet – and almost give the album a similar feel to some of the best Bethlehem or Mode label jazz vocal sides of the 50s! Joanie's got none of her pop trappings here – and her vocals are nicely deep and mature – really feeling out the songs with a deeply personal vibe, and way more grown-up than we might have expected. The album's a real standout from Sommers' too-short career – and titles include "What's New", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Oh But I Do", "That Old Devil Moon", and "So In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original grey label deep groove pressing.)

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Joanie SommersSommers' Seasons ... LP
Warner, 1963. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Joanie Sommers takes on the seasons of the years – in a sweet little concept album that's almost her equivalent of Julie London's famous Calendar Girl record! Stan Applebaum's on hand to help with arrangements, and his styles here are a mix of jazzy backgrounds and some fuller, lusher styles that still have plenty of space for Joanie's vocals – and Sommers definitely shows a strong move away from pop, into some more mature modes that really fit the right mood for each season-themed track on the set. Titles include "Summertime", "Autumn Serenade", "Early Autumn", "June Comes Around Every Year", and "Autumn In Rome". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and some staple holes in one corner.)
 
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VariousGlitter & Gold – Words & Music By Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the greatest guy/girl songwriting teams of the 60s – featured here in a killer collection of some of their best work! The range of artists here is nicely wide – from rockers to pop crooners to soul groups – and all of the tunes are key readings of songs penned by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, possibly not the highest-charting versions, but easily some of the greatest ever set to record! Ace really did a great job with this one – matching the heights of their other songwriter series titles, and really bringing out the darkness in the Mann/Weil songs – a subtle sort of sadness that comes through perfectly in most of these versions. The 24 page booklet features track-by-track notes on the tunes – really getting at the story of the recordings – and titles include "It's Not Easy" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Kicks" by Del Shannon, "It's Getting Better" by Mama Cass, "The Bossa Nova" by Tippie & The Clovers, "Hungry" by Paul Revere & The Raiders, "It's A Happening World" by The Tokens, "Chico's Girl" by The Girls, "Glitter & Gold" by The Turtles, "In The Park" by The Drifters, "Where Do I Belong" by Calvin Grayson, "Let Me Walk With You" by The 2 Of Clubs, "She Is Today" by Bergen White, "Girl It's Alright Now" by Bruce & Terry, "Where Have You Been All Of My Life" by Arthur Alexander, and "I'd Be So Good For You" by Joanie Sommers. CD

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✨✧ Lesley GoreLesley Gore Sings Of Mixed-Up Hearts ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing mixed up about this great little record – as Lesley Gore comes across with a solid, mature approach that's quite surprising, given her teenage years at the time – a quality that makes the album a lot deeper than just the usual throwaway pop of the time! Gore's not yet writing her material, but she's got a great way of making many songs her own through surprisingly heartfelt performance – at a level that blends sweeter girl pop modes and a slight current of jazz, as you might find on records from Joanie Sommers at the same time. The great Claus Ogerman handled arrangements – certainly a guiding force on the record – and titles include a great reading of "Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows", plus "She's A Fool", "The Old Crowd", "Young & Foolish", "Run Bobby Run", "Time To Go", "I Struck A Match", and "You Don't Own Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Bernadette CarrollLaughing On The Outside/Heavenly ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet girl pop from Bernadette Carroll! "Laughing On The Outside" is the kind of weepy gem that might have been recorded by Joanie Sommers – but handled here with a nicely indie vibe that has spare strings moving nicely next to Bernadette's blue-tinged vocals, and a nice spoken bit in the middle! "Heavenly" picks up the pace a bit more – percussion and strings leaping along with some handclaps – all to create a proudly-strutting groove that has Carroll singing in a completely different mood! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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