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June ChristyCool Christy ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ June ChristySomething Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. Titles include "Something Cool", "It Could Happen To You", "Lonely House", "I'm Thrilled", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! Original Mono recording – from 1953. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ June ChristySomething Cool (Stereo version – color cover) ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. Titles include "Something Cool", "It Could Happen To You", "Lonely House", "I'm Thrilled", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! Stereo re-recording of the full LP – from the late 50s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and a sticker remnant on the back.)

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✨✧ June ChristyJune Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A later Capitol gem by June – where she reprisies a number of classics from her early years with Stan Kenton – new versions of late 40s tunes, done here with Pete Rugolo arrangements that go a good way towards showing how both he and June had grown during the 50s. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Easy Street", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "She's Funny That Way", and "A Hundred Years From Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and some edge wear.)

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✨✧ June ChristyJune's Got Rhythm ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
June's got rhythm, sure, but the real thing that makes her great is her dark and moody sense of melody! This album's one of June's late 50s efforts done with husband/arranger Bob Cooper – not as arch modern as some of her work with Pete Rugolo, but still in a style that's definitely inspired by that classic work. Backing is by a small group of LA jazzers – including Shelly Manne, Russ Freeman, Laurindo Almeida, Frank Rosolino, and Cooper – and titles include "My One & Only Love", "Blue Moon", "I Can Make You Love Me", "When Lights Are Low", and "Gypsy In My Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear with tape along the seams.)

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✨✧ June ChristyMisty Miss Christy ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of June's all-time classics – and perhaps her most famous album, next to the sublime Something Cool. The set, like that one, was arranged and conducted by Pete Rugolo – whose icy and modern touches are the perfect foil for June's sad and dark voice. Familiar tunes are completely transformed by the pair's masterful handling – and titles include "The Wind", "There's No You", "For All We Know", "This Year's Kisses", "That's All", and "Maybe You'll Be There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has moderate wear with splitting seams and some old tape.)

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✨✧ June Christy & Stan KentonDuet ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Haunting stuff – and one of June Christy's darkest albums! June's singing here with her old boss, Stan Kenton, at the piano – no other real backing, just the pair of them working together in a session that's uniquely stripped down for the time. June's vocals are frail and tender – with even more sadness than in some of her more fully arranged sessions, all of which we love to death. Titles include "Come To The Party", "Angel Eyes", "Lonely Woman", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "We Kiss In A Shadow", and "You're Mine You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)
 
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✨✧ VariousFrom The Vaults Volume 2 – Vine Street Divas ... CD
Capitol, 1940s. Used ... Out Of Stock
During the 1940s, Capitol Records recorded some of the best female vocal records of the decade – blending swing with jazz and bits of emerging R&B, to cut sides that still sound pretty darn great today, and which are often used to define our sense of the classic American girl singer. This nicely-packaged set of 25 tracks features many of the label's biggest and best hits from their first decade – including "It Had To Be You" and "Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief" by Betty Hutton; "It's A Good Day", "Golden Earrings", "I Don't Know Enough About You", and "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Peggy Lee; "Long Ago And Far Away", "Day By Day", "Serenade Of The Bells", and "Some Enchanted Evening" by Jo Stafford; "Hurry On Down" by Nellie Lutcher; "I'll Walk Alone", "I Should Care", and "A Stranger In Town" by Martha Tilton; "Teardrops From My Eyes" by Helen O'Connell, "But Beautiful" by Margaret Whiting, "A Little Bird Told Me" by Blue Lu Barker, and "It's Been A Long, Long Time" by June Christy. CD
(Out of print. Club pressing.)

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Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Trombones ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good ... $3.99
A masterpiece – and possibly the greatest record ever by the Four Freshmen! The album is arranged by Kentonite Pete Rugolo, who gives it a very dark feel – similar to his amazing work on June Christy's Something Cool album (which is a perfect complement to this one) – and he's selected a core group of west coast jazzers to back the Freshmen up, including Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Frank Rosolino, and Claude Williamson. Don't worry about the "trombone" part, because the horns are used to provide dark deep washes of emotion to the songs – with the boys' vocals way out over the top, in mindblowing harmonies that could also exist perfectly without any backing. Titles include "Speak Low", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "I Remember You", "Love", and "Guilty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Lurlean HunterBlue & Sentimental ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Probably the best-ever album by this obscure bluesy singer from Chicago! Jimmy Giuffre handled the arrangements, and the record has a bit more polish than some of her other albums. The tracks feature some very nice jazzy arrangements – with Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy Jones on piano, and Harry Edison on trumpet. Lurlean's voice is deep and rich, with a sound that's a mix of Ella Fitzgerald and some of the icier singers, like Chris Connor or June Christy. Tracks include "Blue Turning Grey Over You", "Just Imagine", "My Kinda Love", "As Long As I Live", and "The Song Is You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing with AT etch. Cover has a very light stain at the bottom and small seam split.)

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Julie LondonJulie London at Home ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Very Good ... $19.99
One of Julie London's strongest overall albums – a great session that features small group backings with a warm and intimate feel! There's less of the languid sadness of some of Julie's other records, and more of the dreamy floating style of singers like Chris Connor or June Christy on this one. The feeling of the album's great, and it shows that Julie was much more than a pop singer with sexy looks and a smoky finish – although we're happy to hear that on here too! Titles include "Let There Be Love", "Goodbye", "You've Changed", "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To", "Lonesome Road", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "The Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has some aging and splitting in the top seam.)

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Julie LondonJulie London At Home/Around Midnight ... CD
EMI/Capitol, 1960. Used ... $4.99
First up is one of Julie London's strongest overall albums – a great session that features small group backings with a warm and intimate feel! There's less of the languid sadness of some of Julie's other records, and more of the dreamy floating style of singers like Chris Connor or June Christy on this one. The feeling of the album's great, and it shows that Julie was much more than a pop singer with sexy looks and a smoky finish – although we're happy to hear that on here too! Titles include "Let There Be Love", "Goodbye", "You've Changed", "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To", "Lonesome Road", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "The Thrill Is Gone". Around Midnight's just about the best time to listen to Julie London – especially given her sultry late-night style of singing! This album's one that definitely follows in that mode – setting Julie's vocals to backings by Dick Reynolds – a bit fuller than some of her earliest Liberty albums, but still quite moody, and very much in the best spirit of the album's songs of adult love and loss. The song choices are especially great too – with some key mid-century classics that include "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning", "Lush Life", "Lonely In Paris", "Something Cool", and "You & The Night & The Music". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small index sticker on the last page.)

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Anita O'DayCool Heat – Anita O'Day Sings Jimmy Guiffre Arrangements ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Very cool work from Anita O'Day – a session cut with Jimmy Giuffre arrangements, in a style that's a bit different than some of her other 50s work for Verve! Jimmy brings a nice touch of modernism to the record – casting the horns in ways that show his own love of creative colors and careful phrasing, which makes for a bit more sensitivity than you'd hear on some of her dates with Billy May. Anita really responds to this shift with her vocals – stepping around the tunes carefully, and seeming to slide in alongside Giuffre's horn charts in a really fresh way. The vibe's a bit like that of June Christy on Capitol with Pete Rugolo – which is a great recommendation to us – and titles include "Hershey Bar", "A Lover Is Blue", "Mack The Knife", "You're A Clown", and "Orphan Annie". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2679, with insert. Cover has a cutout notch and a small peeled spot on back.)
Also available Cool Heat – Anita O'Day Sings Jimmy Guiffre Arrangements (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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Anita O'DayCool Heat – Anita O'Day Sings Jimmy Guiffre Arrangements (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. Used ... $18.99
Very cool work from Anita O'Day – a session cut with Jimmy Giuffre arrangements, in a style that's a bit different than some of her other 50s work for Verve! Jimmy brings a nice touch of modernism to the record – casting the horns in ways that show his own love of creative colors and careful phrasing, which makes for a bit more sensitivity than you'd hear on some of her dates with Billy May. Anita really responds to this shift with her vocals – stepping around the tunes carefully, and seeming to slide in alongside Giuffre's horn charts in a really fresh way. The vibe's a bit like that of June Christy on Capitol with Pete Rugolo – which is a great recommendation to us – and titles include "Hershey Bar", "A Lover Is Blue", "Mack The Knife", "You're A Clown", and "Orphan Annie". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Anita O'DayIncomparable! ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Lovely work from Anita O'Day – a relatively obscure session that has her working with west coast arrangements from the pen of Bill Holman. The sound of the album's almost in the mood of a classic 50s Capitol album by June Christy – with a sophisticated and jazzy sound that O'Day didn't always have, and which could sometimes get lost on her more gimmicky albums. Tracks have a wonderful glide and an easy-going approach – and titles include "Easy Living", "Can't We Be Friends", "It Could Happen To You", "Avalon", "The Party's Over", "Blue Champagne", and "Indian Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Pete RugoloIntroducing ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the records that arranger Pete Rugolo cut for Columbia in the years after he parted company with Stan Kenton. As most modern jazz ears will know, Rugolo was one of the main reasons for Kenton's uniquely swinging approach in the early 50s – and he also lent his talents to some fantastic records by June Christy, The Four Freshmen, and other hip vocalists of the time. This side has plenty of Rugolo's modern touches – but also manages to swing nicely, spending a bit of time with strange assemblages of instruments and odd phrasings, then getting back to the groove in time to keep things lively. Titles include "Sidewalks Of New York Mambo", "Early Stan", "Manana", "Theme From The Lombardo Ending", "Come Back Little Rocket", "California Melodies", and "Bazaar". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing on CBS.)

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VariousPure Cool ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $1.99
Music from Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Dexter Gordon, June Christy, Julie London, Sarah Vaughan, John Coltrane, Earl Klugh, Cassandra Wilson & more. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Ann RichardsAnn, Man! ... LP
Atco, 1961. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever recorded by 50s vocalist Ann Richards – best known for her work with Stan Kenton in the post-June Christy days, stepping out very nicely here in a small group session! Ann's definitely got a touch of the June in her approach – but she's also a bit warmer, and slightly more lusty, and sings here with good backing that includes guitar by Barney Kessel, playing in that spare moody way he used with Julie London on her Liberty sides. Titles include "An Occasional Man", "There's A Lull In My Life", "You Go To My Head", "And That's All", "Bewitched", and "How Do I Look In Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow harp label stereo pressing! Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Caterina Valente/Alaide Costa/Maysa/Dolores DuranWomen Of Bossa Nova Vol 1 (Bossa Classica/Joia Moderna/Tom Jobim For Maysa/Dolores Duran & Her Interpreters) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool collection of female bossa nova records – one that really goes way past the usual! First up is Bossa Classica by Caterina Valente – a German singer by birth, but one who was really open to new styles from around the world – including lots of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian modes too! The set was recorded in Germany, with backings by Werner Muller – but the style is right up there with the best bossa charts of the time – set up with acoustic guitar in the lead, some light strings, and often some cool woodwind touches that spark the tunes with color while Valente sings in Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish, and English. Titles include "Fale Baixinho", "Bruxeira", "Aquarela Do Brasil", "Bahia", "Samba Di Una Nota", "Chanson Sur Un Seule Note", and "Le Chapeau De Paille". Next up is the Joia Moderna album by Alaide Costa – served up in that wonderful mix of jazz, samba, and bossa that makes her 60s recordings so great! There's a nice current of melancholy to the music at times – one that almost links Costa to an earlier generations of singers – but many numbers have light and lively instrumentation that really sets her vocals free – creating a lightness in the music that's also carried through in the lyrics – at a level that made Alaide a very important influence at the time, even though she might not be as well-remembered all these many years later. The set features musical help from Baden Powell and Oscar Castro Neves – and titles include "Samba De Nos Dois", "Se Foi Passado", "Ponto Final", "Encontro Com A Saudade", "Cancao Do Amor Sem Fim", "Gosto Do Seu Olhar", and "Lagrima". Next up is a full album of Antonio Carlos Jobim songs by Brazilian singer Maysa. The sound here is sad and dark – almost in the mode of some of the more obscure US vocalists of the late 50s, the post-June Christy crowd who took bits of jazz woven with their own sadness, and worked in a much darker style than the pop singers of the day. In a way, Maysa sounds best of all in this mode – and we almost like these albums more than some of her later, more famous work. Orchestrations are a mix of strings and woodwinds, handled by Enrico Simonetti – and titles include "Dindi", "Caminhos Cruzados", "As Praias Desertas", "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar", "Por Causa De Voce", "Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce", and "Meditacao". Last up is a selection of tracks sung by and inspired by Dolores Duran – an important Brazilian singer in the pre-bossa years – but one who continued to have an impact on that generation too. Dolores sings "Solidao", "Estranho Amor", "Por Causa De Voce", "Fim De Caso", and "A Noite Do Meu Bem" – and the set also features eleven more songs written by Duran, sung by artists who include Maysa, Lucio Alves, Trio Irakitan, Dick Farney, and Elizeth Cardoso. CD

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✨✧ Sue RaneySue Raney Vol 2 ... CD
Studio West, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A decade's worth of wonderful work from singer Sue Raney – a vocalist who was a real west coast gem at the time, and rarely got the fame she deserved! Sue's got a style that follows nicely in the mode of Chris Connor or June Christy, but which is also a bit warmer and personal, especially in a setting such as this. The sides are all studio sessions, but rare ones done for the US Navy Swings radio show at the time – recorded with backing from Shelly Manne & His Men, The Page Cavenaugh group, or the Buddy DeFranco Tommy Gumina Quartet. Instrumentation is all tightly jazzy, and sometimes filled with some freshly different phrasings – and the set features a nicely varied selection of 20 tunes that include "Umbrellas Of Cherbourg", "Breezin Along With The Breeze", "Goodbye Charlie", "Bluesette", "Five Definitions Of Love", "No Place To Go", "Burnt Sugar", "I Ain't Go No Worry", and "My Love Is A Wanderer". CD
 
 
 



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