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✨✧ Mel TormeGone With The Wind/Little White Lies ... 78 RPM
Musicraft, 1948. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear.)

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Mel TormeLive At The Crescendo ... LP
Affinity (UK), 1956/1957. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
Compiled from two live dates in 1956 and 1957 – accompanied by Howard McGhee on trumpet, Ralph Sharon on piano, Max Bennett on bass, and Stan Levey on drums in 1956; and with Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Marty Paich on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes and conga, Max Benett on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums in 1957. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Cover has light ring & edge wear, tiny corner stain on the back.)

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Mel TormeMel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An incredible album from Mel Torme – easily his best set ever, and a record that helped raise the bar for all other singers back in the 50s! A key part of the success of the set is the presence of Marty Paich as an arranger – as Marty swings the whole thing with a fluid groove that's really amazing, and which is a style that hadn't ever been done on record this well before. The group is filled with hip west coast players like Pete Candoli, Jack Montrose, Bob Cooper, and Bud Shank – all of whom really soar together, and elevate Mel's vocals from the older velvet fog mode, into a leaner, hipper style that's really tremendous! Titles include "The Blues", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Lulu's Back In Town", "The Carioca", "Sing For Your Supper", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Cayre pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Mel TormeMel Torme At The Red Hill ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the grooviest Mel Torme albums ever – a smoking little live set that has the Velvet Fog hitting a whole new soulful sound for the 60s – with a leaner groove than ever before! Backing is from the trio of pianist Jimmy Wisner – although Mel himself also plays a bit of piano on the record – and the rhythms have this upfront, super-tight sound that really makes Torme's vocals pop – coming across with a fresh, swinging sound that's quite a change from the 40s and 50s! Yet throughout it all, ol' uncle Mel still keeps his pipes in perfect tune – that amazing voice that never lets up for a minute – and which holds its own beautifully on tunes that include "Anything Goes", "Love For Sale", "Love Is Just Around the Corner", "Shakin The Blues Away", and "In Other Words". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue & green label pressing. Cover has wear on the lower corner, while the back has light staining, aging, and wear.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeMel Torme Swings Shubert Alley ... LP
Verve, 1960. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Mel Torme takes on the sound of Broadway at the start of the 60s – but he does so in a very groovy way, thanks to hip backings from the amazing Marty Paich! The style here is as swinging and jazzy as the work that Mel and Marty cut together on the Bethlehem label in the late 50s – and the tracks have a nice sort of groove, and an overall lean feel – a sound that takes the music far from its Broadway roots! Players include Art Pepper on alto, Stu Williamson on trumpet, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Frank Rosolino on trombone – all bringing a nice sense of themselves to the set. Titles include "Lonely Town", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Old Devil Moon", "Hello Young Lovers", "Too Close For Comfort", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with a raised spot with a bit of peeling from sticker removal in front, and a small number written in green pen in back.)
Also available Mel Torme Swings Shubert Alley (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Mel TormeMel Torme Swings Shubert Alley (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1960. Used ... $24.99
Mel Torme takes on the sound of Broadway at the start of the 60s – but he does so in a very groovy way, thanks to hip backings from the amazing Marty Paich! The style here is as swinging and jazzy as the work that Mel and Marty cut together on the Bethlehem label in the late 50s – and the tracks have a nice sort of groove, and an overall lean feel – a sound that takes the music far from its Broadway roots! Players include Art Pepper on alto, Stu Williamson on trumpet, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Frank Rosolino on trombone – all bringing a nice sense of themselves to the set. Titles include "Lonely Town", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Old Devil Moon", "Hello Young Lovers", "Too Close For Comfort", and "Just In Time". CD
(Out of print 1995 pressing, includes obi.)

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Mel TormeMy Kind Of Music ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Mel's best albums of jazz vocals! The record was cut in London, with work by arrangers Geoff Love, Tony Osborne, and Wally Stott – and it's got a wonderfully full quality that works perfectly with the vocals of "The Velvet Fog". Stott's best known as the arranger for Scott Walker's solo work – and although this stuff isn't as totally baroque as Scott's work, it's still got an approach to arrangements that is somewhat in the same vein. Includes a driving version of "You & The Night & The Music", Mel's own country-story "County Fair", and a number of tracks from The Bandwagon, including "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", "By Myself", and "Dancing In The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has a promo stamp and a few small corner bumps.)

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Mel TormeRecorded At The Crescendo December 15, 1954 ... LP
Coral, 1954. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Great live work from Mel Torme – a 14 track set that's done with spare backings from the Al Pellegrini Trio – possibly the most stripped-down Torme recording from these early years, delivered with an intimacy that's quite different than some of Mel's work on Bethlehem! Pellegrini plays mostly piano, but also a bit of clarinet too – given that Torme also handles a bit of piano – and the backings are always somewhat light, so that Mel's voice really dominates the proceedings. Titles include "County Fair", "Goody Goody", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "Jeepers Creepers", "Get Happy", "Get Out Of Town", and "From This Moment On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s mono Japanese Victor pressing – VIJ-4508(M). Cover has some ring and edge wear, light aging, and some splitting in the spine.)

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Mel TormeSunday In New York & Other Songs About New York ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99 7.99
One of our favorite-ever albums from Mel Torme – a set that sparkles with the same smooth swing as his best late 50s dates for Bethlehem records! Like those sets, this one features Torme's voice really taking off over some tight jazzy charts – arranged by Johnny Williams, Shorty Rogers, and Dick Hazard – all in styles close to those used previously by Marty Paich. But almost even better is the New York theme of the record – surprising, given the anti-NYC vibe of Torme's classic "California Suite" – but perfect, too, as it really ties the whole thing together wonderfully – creating this beautiful picture of the Big Apple in the postwar years. Titles include the greatest version of "Sunday In New York" you'll ever hear – plus "Let Me Off Uptown", "Autumn In New York", "New York New York", "Manhattan", and "My Time Of Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue & green label pressing. Cover has a good deal of aging, light ring wear, and a spill stain down the back cover.)

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Mel TormeSwingin' On The Moon ... CD
Verve, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Very groovy set of vocal tracks recorded by Mel during his years with Verve, and featuring some haunting arrangements by Russ Garcia. The title track – "Swingin' On The Moon" – is a goofy uptempo number of the sort that sometimes doesn't work, but which sounds very nice here, thanks to Mel's witty interpretation. The rest of the tracks, though, have a beautiful mellow spacey sound, as the Velvet Fog rolls in, and washes over the arrangements with vocals like "Moon Song", "No Moon At All", "The Moon Was Yellow", and "Moonlight Cocktail". Comes complete with a very cool cover that has a blonde model wearing a space helmet! CD
(1998 digipak pressing.)

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Mel TormeThat's All (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1966. Used ... $3.99
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". CD features a huge amount of bonus tracks – 12 additional numbers, 2 of which are unreleased – titles that include "Only The Very Young", "Paris Smiles", "Every Day's A Holiday", "One Little Snowflake", "You'd Better Love Me", and "I See It Now". CD

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Mel TormeTorme ... LP
Verve, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from Mel Torme – a great early album for Verve, one that's every bit as nice as his stellar work for the Bethlehem label! The set's got Mel singing with the Marty Paich orchestra – a good thing, too – as Marty's always been the best arranger for Mel's unique way of putting over a jazz vocal. Tunes are all pretty nicely swinging, and at times expand the sound a bit past Mel's earlier work – with titles that include "House Is Haunted By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye", "Gloomy Sunday", "That Old Feeling", "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life", "Nobody's Heart", "How Did She Look", and "Where Can I Go Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(French Polydor reissue.)

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Mel Torme & George ShearingComplete Concord Recordings (7CD set) ... CD
Concord, 1980s/Early 90s. Used 7 CDs ... $19.99
Includes six full albums – plus a bonus disc of previously unreleased material! CD
(Out of print and in nice shape!)

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Mel Torme, Francis Faye, Johnny Hartman, & OthersComplete George Gershwin Porgy & Bess (3LP Box Set) (70s pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $7.99
One of our favorite recordings ever of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess – done by Bethlehem Records in the mid 50s, and featuring nearly every one of the label's great talents at the time! The choice of the lead characters is a bit odd – as Mel Torme plays Porgy and Francis Faye plays Bess – but both singers are actually pretty darn great for the set, and really bring a lot out of the tunes. Plus, the other artists on the set really keep things interesting – as the collection features vocal performances by Johnny Hartman, Frank Rosolino, Betty Roche, Bob Dorough, and Sallie Blair. Plus, the whole thing's presented as Gershwin wrote it – complete with narration by Al Jazzbo Collins, and a number of strong instrumental passages. Music is performed by groups led by Russ Garcia, Duke Ellington, Pat Moran, and Stan Levy – and players are an array of the best of both the New York and LA scenes at the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Box has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeComin Home Baby! ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Mel Torme's hippest albums of the 60s – and a strong shift towards more swinging material after some of his mellower work for other labels! There's a bit of electric piano in the mix, and plenty of that Atlantic records pop/soul jazz approach – a take on soul jazz that's similar to tunes by Herbie Mann at the same time, but with vocals. The whole thing's filled with greatly grooving tracks – and it draws no small influence from Jon Hendricks' excellent work of the time! Titles include "Hi Fly", "Comin Home Baby", "Dat Dere", "Sidney's Soliloquy", and "Moanin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing – P-6019A. Includes insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mel Torme & The MeltonesBack In Town ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very groovy stuff – and a rare vocal group date from Mel Torme's later years! The album has Mel reprising the sound of his classic Mel-Tones vocal group during the 40s – but given the more modern setting, the sound here is a lot hipper than their original recordings – more in the mode of 50s harmonicists like The Four Freshmen or The Hi-Los. The great Marty Paich conducted, which is part of the strength of the record too – because it's got a strongly jazzy feel throughout, easily as great on the instrumental tip as it is on the vocal one! Titles include "Truckin", "A Smooth One", "Hit The Road To Dreamland", and "Some Like It Hot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeComin Home Baby! ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Mel Torme's hippest albums of the 60s – and a strong shift towards more swinging material after some of his mellower work for other labels! There's a bit of electric piano in the mix, and plenty of that Atlantic records pop/soul jazz approach – a take on soul jazz that's similar to tunes by Herbie Mann at the same time, but with vocals. The whole thing's filled with greatly grooving tracks – and it draws no small influence from Jon Hendricks' excellent work of the time! Titles include "Hi Fly", "Comin Home Baby", "Dat Dere", "Sidney's Soliloquy", and "Moanin". CD
(Out of print 2012 Japanese pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeIt's A Blue World ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful albums ever from the great Mel Torme – and a set that's a bit different than his other work for the Bethlehem label too! The set features Mel singing to lush backings from arranger Al Pellegrini – who brings in a mode that definitely lives up to the blue tones promised in the title – with enough melancholy moments in the mix to rival the sound of Frank Sinatra's classic Wee Small Hours album. The voice of the Velvet Fog is perfect in such a setting – and Torme's all serious, all classic, all the way through – no gimmicks or tricks or goofy moments at all. Titles include "How Long Has This Been Going On", "It's A Blue World", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good", "All This & Heaven Too", "Wonderful One", and "Stay As Sweet As You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear & aging.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeMel Torme Loves Fred Astaire (aka Sings Fred Astaire) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful little album by Mel Torme – easily one of his best albums of the 50s, despite the tighter focus implied in the title! Although the set's a tribute to Fred Astaire. the album's got a very similar feel to Mel's classic album with Marty Paich's Dek-Tette for Bethlehem – arranged by Paich, and done in a similar style of small-orchestra jazz – with great lines and solos from key west coast players who include Herb Geller on alto, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, Jack Montrose on tenor, and Don Fagerquist and Pete Candoli on trumpet. There's a smooth, warm brilliance to the album that's undeniable – and although many of the tunes are older ones from Fred Astaire movies from decades back, they're updated beautifully by Marty Paich's arrangements! Titles include "The Piccolino", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "A Foggy Day", "They All Laughed", and "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s pressing in a grey border cover.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeMy Kind Of Music ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Mel's best albums of jazz vocals! The record was cut in London, with work by arrangers Geoff Love, Tony Osborne, and Wally Stott – and it's got a wonderfully full quality that works perfectly with the vocals of "The Velvet Fog". Stott's best known as the arranger for Scott Walker's solo work – and although this stuff isn't as totally baroque as Scott's work, it's still got an approach to arrangements that is somewhat in the same vein. Includes a driving version of "You & The Night & The Music", Mel's own country-story "County Fair", and a number of tracks from The Bandwagon, including "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", "By Myself", and "Dancing In The Dark". CD
(2000 digipak pressing, cover has some wear.)
Also available My Kind Of Music ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Mel TormeRight Now! (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastically groovy treat! This album was once dismissed as simple throwaway pop stuff by Mel – but now it's hailed as the genius of grooviness it was designed to be! Plus, this bonus-length CD features a whopping 11 extra tracks from rare 45s, plus 3 unissued cuts! The feel here is very Austin Powers – as Mel sings to hip swinging 60s arrangements of pop tunes, and some totally excellent undiscovered songs with a very groovy edge. Hipsters already know his versions of "Comin Home Baby", "My Little Red Book", and "Secret Agent Man" – but there's some other fantastic cuts on here, like "Lima Lady", "Ciao Baby", "The Power Of Love", and the ever-delightful "Dominique's Discotheque". Totally great – and another reason why reissues are so wonderful to buy on CD! CD
(1997 pressing with lots of bonus tracks! Small cutout hole through case and tray card.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeSings About Love ... LP
Audiophile, 1958. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Accompanied by Jimmy Rowles and Bill Miller on keys, Vincent Terri and Allan Reuss on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and John Cyr on vibes and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeSunday In New York & Other Songs About New York ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite-ever albums from Mel Torme – a set that sparkles with the same smooth swing as his best late 50s dates for Bethlehem records! Like those sets, this one features Torme's voice really taking off over some tight jazzy charts – arranged by Johnny Williams, Shorty Rogers, and Dick Hazard – all in styles close to those used previously by Marty Paich. But almost even better is the New York theme of the record – surprising, given the anti-NYC vibe of Torme's classic "California Suite" – but perfect, too, as it really ties the whole thing together wonderfully – creating this beautiful picture of the Big Apple in the postwar years. Titles include the greatest version of "Sunday In New York" you'll ever hear – plus "Let Me Off Uptown", "Autumn In New York", "New York New York", "Manhattan", and "My Time Of Day". CD
Also available Sunday In New York & Other Songs About New York ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Mel TormeTorme ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Mel – a great early album for Verve, one that's every bit as nice as his stellar work for the Bethlehem label! The set's got Mel singing with the Marty Paich orchestra – a good thing, too – as Marty's always been the best arranger for Mel's unique way of putting over a jazz vocal. Tunes are all pretty nicely swinging, and at times expand the sound a bit past Mel's earlier work – with titles that include "House Is Haunted By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye", "Gloomy Sunday", "That Old Feeling", "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life", "Nobody's Heart", "How Did She Look", and "Where Can I Go Without You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeTorme Touch (aka Mel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
This is Mel Torme's best-ever album, and it's one that we'd recommend to anyone who likes jazz vocals at all – even if you can't usually stand Mel! The Velvet Fog is backed by a great 10-piece group, led by the great Marty Paich, and featuring excellent west coast players like Pete Candoli, Jack Montrose, Bob Cooper, and Bud Shank. The whole group wails tremendously, and they make Mel get a bit more swingin and a bit more jazzy than usual – especially on cuts like "Lulu's Back In Town", "The Carioca", "Sing For Your Supper", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". 70s pressing of the album Mel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette – with a different title and cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing – BCP 6042. Cover has light wear and a small trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeCalifornia Suite ... CD
Bethlehem/Rhino, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
An insane record – simply insane! Mel Torme wrote the California Suite as a tribute to his home state during the glorious postwar years of growth and boom – and it contains some of the weirdest songs he ever sung! At the base, the work is driven by the same west coast jazz arrangements by Marty Paich that you'll find on some of Mel's other Bethlehem albums – but the songs can be incredibly goofy, rhyming towns in CA with catchy words and phrases, pairing Marines in San Diego with wealthy old widows, and leveling San Francisco with one of the worst puns on "Golden Gate" that we've ever heard! Still, the album's an essential one if you're a fan of Mel Torme – not only because it's got some wonderful vocals in the best parts, but also because it's a true reflection of his deep commitment to pushing the boundaries of jazz music. Tracks include "West Coast Is The Best Coast", "They Go To San Diego", "LA", and "Poor Little Extra Girl". CD

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✨✧ Mel TormeI Can't Give You Anything But Love ... LP
Musicraft, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Mel TormeI Dig The Duke – I Dig The Count ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Mel Torme's years at Verve – an album dedicated to the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, set to some very upbeat, jazzy backings from Johnny Mandel! The album's quite swinging at points – and given the choice of material, Mel really breaks from the familiar – stretching out nicely to reach the spirit of the famous leaders, but always with that tremendous sense of tone! Titles include "Down For Double", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", "I Like The Sunrise", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Oh What A Night For Love", and "In The Evening". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel TormeMel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Mel Torme – easily his best set ever, and a record that helped raise the bar for all other singers back in the 50s! A key part of the success of the set is the presence of Marty Paich as an arranger – as Marty swings the whole thing with a fluid groove that's really amazing, and which is a style that hadn't ever been done on record this well before. The group is filled with hip west coast players like Pete Candoli, Jack Montrose, Bob Cooper, and Bud Shank – all of whom really soar together, and elevate Mel's vocals from the older velvet fog mode, into a leaner, hipper style that's really tremendous! Titles include "The Blues", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Lulu's Back In Town", "The Carioca", "Sing For Your Supper", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". CD
Also available Mel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Mel TormeMel Torme At The Crescendo – Complete Recordings 1954 & 1957 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954/1957. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Great live work from Mel Torme – a 2CD set that features his best concert performances of the 50s! CD 1 features a live date originally issued on Decca – a whopping 20 track set that's done with spare backings from the Al Pellegrini Trio – possibly the most stripped-down Torme recording from these early years, delivered with an intimacy that's quite different than some of Mel's work on Bethlehem! Pellegrini plays mostly piano, but also a bit of clarinet too – given that Torme also handles a bit of piano – and the backings are always somewhat light, so that Mel's voice really dominates the proceedings. Titles include "County Fair", "Goody Goody", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "Jeepers Creepers", "Imagination", "Get Happy", "Get Out Of Town", and "From This Moment On". CD 2 features two albums' worth of material – a performance at the Crescendo from 1957 that was issued on the albums Mel Torme At The Crescendo and Songs For Any Taste – done in the same jazzy style as his studio albums for the Bethlehem label from the 50s! The combo behind Mel is a smallish one – Marty Paich on piano and arrangements, Larry Bunker on vibes, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Max Bennett on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – and the arrangements here all have that great mix of sensitivity and swing that Paich was first showing at the time – an approach that really helped Torme hit new levels in his music! Tracks include "Love Is Just A Bug", "Just One Of Those Things", "The Tender Trap", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Home By The Sea", "It's De-Lovely", "Taking A Chance On Love", "Nobody's Heart", "Manhattan", and "One For My Baby". CD

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✨✧ Mel TormeMel Torme At The Red Hill/Live At The Maisonette ... CD
Atlantic/Collectors Choice, Early 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 classic rare albums by Mel Torme – both of them very live! Mel's swinging jazz vocals are always a treat, but he really opens up in a warm live setting – as you'll hear on this 2-in-1 CD that brings together 2 older albums from his years at Atlantic. The Red Hill sessions are great – and feature Mel swinging hard with a tight jazz group, on nice little numbers like "Love For Sale", "Love Is Just Around the Corner", "Shakin The Blues Away", and "In Other Words". His voice is perfect, and it's great to hear how he keeps his wonderful tone, even in a live setting. The other album's a bit later, and a bit schmaltzier, but Mel's still got a heartwarming quality that makes the music work, even when it shouldn't. Nice numbers on that one include "Jet Set", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Superstition", and "It Takes Too Long To Live Alone". CD

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✨✧ Mel TormeMy Night To Dream ... CD
Concord, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warm ballad work from Mel Torme – a sampling of his gentler moments on the Concord Records label during the 80s and early 90s – all of which are a nice contrast to some of his overblown medley work for the company! The album features Mel in a variety of settings, all of which come off pretty darn nicely – and the CD's a great reminder that while we love Torme on an upbeat, swinging tune, he can also be equally great on a sadder, mellower one. Titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Moonlight Becomes You", "Angel Eyes", "A House Is Not A Home", "I'll Be Seeing You", "I'll Be Around",a nd "After The Waltz Is Over". CD

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✨✧ Mel TormeTorme ... CD
Verve/Universal, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Mel – a great early album for Verve, one that's every bit as nice as his stellar work for the Bethlehem label! The set's got Mel singing with the Marty Paich orchestra – a good thing, too – as Marty's always been the best arranger for Mel's unique way of putting over a jazz vocal. Tunes are all pretty nicely swinging, and at times expand the sound a bit past Mel's earlier work – with titles that include "House Is Haunted By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye", "Gloomy Sunday", "That Old Feeling", "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life", "Nobody's Heart", "How Did She Look", and "Where Can I Go Without You". CD
Also available Torme ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Mel Torme, Francis Faye, Johnny Hartman, & OthersPorgy & Bess – Highlights From The Opera ... CD
Bethlehem, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite recordings ever of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess – done by Bethlehem Records in the mid 50s, and featuring nearly every one of the label's great talents at the time! The choice of the lead characters is a bit odd – as Mel Torme plays Porgy and Francis Faye plays Bess – but both singers are actually pretty darn great for the set, and really bring a lot out of the tunes. Plus, the other artists on the set really keep things interesting – as the collection features vocal performances by Johnny Hartman, Frank Rosolino, Betty Roche, Bob Dorough, and Sallie Blair. Plus, the whole thing's presented as Gershwin wrote it – complete with narration by Al Jazzbo Collins, and a number of strong instrumental passages. Music is performed by groups led by Russ Garcia, Duke Ellington, Pat Moran, and Stan Levy – and players are an array of the best of both the New York and LA scenes at the time! CD

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✨✧ Mel TormeLondon Sessions ... CD
DCC, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Phil Woods on alto. CD

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✨✧ Mel TormeMel Torme At The Crescendo ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great little live set from Mel Torme – and one that features the same jazzy style as his studio albums for the Bethlehem label from the 50s! The combo behind Mel is a smallish one – Marty Paich on piano and arrangements, Larry Bunker on vibes, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Max Bennett on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – and the arrangements here all have that great mix of sensitivity and swing that Paich was first showing at the time – an approach that really helped Torme hit new levels in his music! Tracks include "Love Is Just A Bug", "Just One Of Those Things", "The Tender Trap", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", and "One For My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel TormeMel Torme Vol 1 ... LP
Musicraft, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Mel TormeSongs Of New York ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of Mel's best non-Bethlehem albums, and a record that's as much a loving tribute to New York as any you'll ever buy! Kind of funny, too, because in Mel's California Suite, there's all this stuff about how lousy New York is – but by the time of this early 60s recording, Mel's clearly repented, and he's doing a wonderful job with material like "Let Me Off Uptown", "Autumn In New York", "New York, New York", "Manhattan", and one of the greatest versions of "Sunday In New York" you'll ever hear! Great arrangements, too – with a nice touch of jazz! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel Torme & George ShearingElegant Evening ... LP
Concord, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the great Mel Torme comeback albums of the 80s – with piano from George Shearing! Titles include "I'll Be Seeing You", "You Changed My Life", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "My Foolish Heart", "Last Night When We Were Young", and the cool "Moon Medley" and "Dream Medley". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel Torme & George ShearingVintage Year ... LP
Concord, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A key pairing of vocalist Mel Torme and pianist George Shearing – two aging jazz artists who really helped re-ignite each others' careers in the 80s! The format here takes Torme back to the best years of his jazz roots – and features spare backing from Shearing's trio, at a level that's intimate, but never too sleepy or prone with cliche. Shearing's touch on the keys is wonderfully sensitive – never just standard backing to a singer – and in a way, he brings out a new sense of depth in Torme's vocals, one that never showed itself so strongly, or so personally in the past. And best of all, at the time of this recording, the duo haven't yet lapsed into the cliches that would later mar their pairing – and instead really work together beautifully in a fresh sense of discovery and joy in each others' company. Titles include "The Midnight Sun", "Someday I'll Find You", "Whisper Not/Love Me Or Leave Me", "Since I Fell For You", "Out Of This World", and "Little Man You've Got The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel Torme, Francis Faye, Johnny Hartman, & OthersComplete George Gershwin Porgy & Bess ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good 3LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite recordings ever of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess – done by Bethlehem Records in the mid 50s, and featuring nearly every one of the label's great talents at the time! The choice of the lead characters is a bit odd – as Mel Torme plays Porgy and Francis Faye plays Bess – but both singers are actually pretty darn great for the set, and really bring a lot out of the tunes. Plus, the other artists on the set really keep things interesting – as the collection features vocal performances by Johnny Hartman, Frank Rosolino, Betty Roche, Bob Dorough, and Sallie Blair. Plus, the whole thing's presented as Gershwin wrote it – complete with narration by Al Jazzbo Collins, and a number of strong instrumental passages. Music is performed by groups led by Russ Garcia, Duke Ellington, Pat Moran, and Stan Levy – and players are an array of the best of both the New York and LA scenes at the time! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel Torme/Don Trenner/George FennemanNavy Swings – Program 43/44 ... LP
Navy Swings, 1964. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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Sammy Davis JrSammy Davis Jr Sings Mel Torme's California Suite ... LP
Reprise, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the harder to find Sammy records, and one of the best! Sammy takes Mel Torme's drippy "California Suite", an extended work about how great California is – and he turns it into an extended chat between Sammy and a friend in a bar in New York City, with twists and turns that are way jazzier, and way hipper than Mel's version, which features a whiny woman playing the part of the New Yorker. Side two of the record features some great sensitive versions of Mel Torme tunes – like "Welcome To The Club", "A Stranger Called The Blues", and "Willow Road". Arrangements by Marty Paich, too – one of Mel's best arrangers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 3-color label pressing.)
 
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Benny Carter/Louis Armstrong/Sammy Davis JrMan Called Adam ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Very Good ... $4.99
A nice little soundtrack from the prime years of the Rat Pack – for a film that featured Sammy Davis Jr as a trumpet player! The overall score features work by Benny Carter – nice and jazzy, with the 60s swing he was bringing to his best work at the time – and on top of this, Sammy Sings a bit, and so does Mel Torme and Louis Armstrong! Nat Adderley handles the trumpet solos for Sammy's role – blowing out in front of larger backings from Carter with a great sense of color and tone – quite different from some of his other work of the 60s. And while the jazz tracks alone are worth the price of admission, the vocal ones are wonderful too – and include "All That Jazz" by Mel Torme, "I Want To Be Wanted" and "Whisper To One" by Sammy Davis Jr, and "Back Of Town Blues" and "Someday Sweetheart" by Louis Armstrong. Instrumental titles include "Crack Up", which is a great variation on Cy Coleman's "Playboy Theme" – plus "Claudia", "Night Walk", and "Soft Touch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo. Vinyl has oxidation. Cover has light wear, promo sticker, spot of marker.)

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Libby & Stephen McNeil/David RoseSan Francisco – My Enchanted City ... LP
Seal Records, 1958. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A very cool record that we might well put right up there with Mel Torme's "California Suite" as a musical tribute to the west coast – or the "Manhattan Tower" of Gordon Jenkins as some sort of tribute to a city! The album's a long piece on the glory of San Francisco – with lots of differently-themed tunes that refer to aspects of the city in mid-century – composed by the team of Libby and Stephen McNeil, set to music by David Rose –a nd featuring vocals by Ray Goman, Shepard Menken, Bob Grabot, Bill Thompson, and others. Titles include "Fog Over Frisco", "Meet The Press", "When You Call It Frisco Smile", "Around The Town Sequence", andee "Mission Dolores". Side two features "Four Moods In Memory" – a suite of themes played by Rose, with narration by Don Sherwood. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and light wear.)

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Artie ShawArtie Shaw Plays Cole Porter (10-inch LP) ... LP
MGM, 1946. Very Good+ ... $4.99 6.99
Features vocals by Mel Torme on two tracks – and by Kitty Kallen on one more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & aging, ink stamp.)

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Wally StottLondon Souvenir – A Musical Souvenir Of London Town (with bonus tracks) ... CD
El (UK), 1958. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
A pretty groovy album of instrumental tracks from arranger Wally Stott – an artist who'd later craft the beautiful backdrops for some of Scott Walker's solo records! The style here is a bit more 50s instrumental – larger orchestrations with some touches of jazz, as Stott serves up a musical picture of London in the postwar years – from swinging Soho to more traditional melodies from the older side of the city. Wally's instrumentation is always pretty creative – very full and filled with lots of cool touches, even amidst the larger strings – kind of a cross between late 50s RCA and Capitol Records modes! Titles include "London By Night", "London Pride", "Chelsea", "Rotten Row", "Knightsbridge March", and "Oranges & Lemons". CD adds in some nice bonus tracks – two Mel Torme tracks with Stott, "London Pride" and "A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square" – a few Noel Coward tunes, including "World Weary", "Don't Put Your Daughter On The Stage", and "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" – and the titles "High Heels" and "Girl From Corsica" by Trevor Duncan, and "Melody On The Move" by Clive Richardson. CD

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✨✧ VariousAmerican Songbook Series – Irving Berlin ... CD
Smithsonian, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
24 tracks in all – including work from Teddi King, Tony Bennett, Georgia Gibbs, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Connee Boswell, Barbara Cook, and Mel Torme! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBlue Vocals Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1940s/1950s. Used ... $3.99
Music from Johnny Mercer & Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Charles Brown, Al Hibbler, T-Bone Walker, Mel Torme, Chet Baker, Mark Murphy, Billy Eckstine, and more – 18 tracks total. CD

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VariousButtermilk Skies – The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook ... CD
Croydon Municipal/Cherry Red (UK), 1940s/1950s/Early 1960s. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
The great Hoagy Carmichael was one of the greatest American songwriters of the postwar years – a very down to earth spirit, yet one who was able to deliver a very subtle sense of poetry in his music, even when working with very everyday themes! This set's a great tribute to the range of material that Hoagy produced – and the set features a really great array of interpretations of his tunes, showing that although sometimes very personal, his songs could really fit nicely into the hands of others. The set features 24 tracks in all, hand-chosen by Bob Stanley – and titles include "Stardust" by Billy Ward & The Dominoes, "Walk It Off" by Gordon Polk, "Baltimore Oriole" by Carmen McRae, "Lazy River" by Bobby Darin, "Skylark" by Matt Monro, "Ivy" by Jo Stafford, "Two Sleepy People" by Bob Hope & Shirley Ross, "One Morning In May" by Mel Torme, "Heart & Soul" by Hank Jones, "Lazy Bones" by Jeri Southern, "April In My Heart" by Billie Holiday, and "Ole Buttermilk Sky" by Hoagy Carmichael himself. CD

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VariousUltra Lounge – Vegas Baby! (limited package) ... CD
Capitol/EMI, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $11.99
A very groovy set of tracks – and one that comes packaged with its own roulette wheel in the cover! The package goes for an all-Vegas style of vocal tracks – swinging and upbeat numbers that make you feel like you're in the set of the original Oceans Eleven, or following Fredo around in Godfather 2. There's a total of 20 tracks in all, and titles include "Games People Play" by Mel Torme, "Who's Got The Action" by Dean Martin, "Lucky Day" by Judy Garland, "I'm Shooting High" by Nat King Cole, "Something's Comin" by Vic Damone, "With Plenty Of Money & You" by Count Basie & Tony Bennett, "Shangri La" by Wayne Newton, "Big Spender" by Peggy Lee, "Night & Day" by Steve Lawrence, "Ain't That A Kick In the Head" by Sammy Davis Jr, and "This Could Be The Start Of Something" by Jack Jones. Packaging has a great roulette wheel with moving ball surrounded by green velvet. CD
(Original pressing in the felt cover – in great shape with the backing sheet and two tokens from the Desert Inn casino!)

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Gold – 100 Soul Classics From The Atlantic Vaults (4CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino (Canada), 1960s/1970s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Ray Charles, the Coasters, Ben E King, Mel Torme, the Drifters, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Darrell Banks, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Jazz – Singers ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very thoughtfully-done collection – with work by Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Al Hibbler, Aretha Franklin, Mel Torme, the Manhattan Transfer, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Cole Porter Songbooks (3CD Set) ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/1960s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
48 tracks across 3 CD's. Includes performances by Dinah Washington, Shirley Horn, Mel Torme, Anita O'Day, Sara Vaughan, Betty Carter, Blossom Dearie, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Max Roach and others. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousSongs Of Steve Allen ... CD
Varese, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes music by Mel Torme, Margaret Whiting, Jackie Cain and Roy Kral, Toni Arden, Joni James, Jennie Smith, Buddy Greco, Eydie Gorme, Louis Armstrong, and more – 17 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ VariousVoices Of Cool – Atlantic Jazz Vocals Vol 2 ... CD
Rhino, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 18 tracks with music by Bobby Darin, Lurlean Hunter, Nancy Harrow, Ann Richards, Mel Torme, Bobby Scott, Carmen McRae, and Jane Harvey. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny Carter/Louis Armstrong/Sammy Davis JrMan Called Adam – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Reprise/Film Score Monthly, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice little soundtrack from the prime years of the Rat Pack – for a film that featured Sammy Davis Jr as a trumpet player! The overall score features work by Benny Carter – nice and jazzy, with the 60s swing he was bringing to his best work at the time – and on top of this, Sammy Sings a bit, and so does Mel Torme and Louis Armstrong! Nat Adderley handles the trumpet solos for Sammy's role – blowing out in front of larger backings from Carter with a great sense of color and tone – quite different from some of his other work of the 60s. And while the jazz tracks alone are worth the price of admission, the vocal ones are wonderful too – and include "All That Jazz" by Mel Torme, "I Want To Be Wanted" and "Whisper To One" by Sammy Davis Jr, and "Back Of Town Blues" and "Someday Sweetheart" by Louis Armstrong. Instrumental titles include "Crack Up", which is a great variation on Cy Coleman's "Playboy Theme" – plus "Claudia", "Night Walk", and "Soft Touch". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Man Called Adam ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Tony PerkinsTony Perkins ... LP
Epic, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful first album from Anthony Perkins – cut years before he shocked the screen in Psycho, at a time when he was arguably more committed to his role as a singer! Perkins is surprisingly great throughout – with a mellow, masculine approach that's a bit like Matt Dennis at the time – never overdone, but with just the right sort of inflections to really personalize the music. Tony never tries to belt it out of the park, and that's what we really like about the record – in that he's a much more honest, understated singer – a nice contrast to some of the more emotive talents on the charts at the time. Marty Paich provides the backing – in a great jazzy style that's similar to his work with Mel Torme – and titles include "April Fool", "Hit The Road To Dreamland", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "But Beautiful", "I Wish I Knew", "Accidents Will Happen", and "Better Luck Next Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s Spanish Fresh Sound pressing, with obi and insert. Cover has some light age spots.)

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✨✧ VariousRare Tunes Collection – From Latin To Jazz Dance Vol 2 ... CD
Rare Groove (Italy), 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With tracks by Lalo Schifrin, Eldee Young, Art Blakey, Gene Krupa, Stan Getz, Mel Torme, Nina Simone, Mongo Santamaria, and others. CD

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✨✧ VariousVerve Story – 1944 to 1994 (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, Mid 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. Used 4 CD ... Out Of Stock
Music from Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Machito, Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Mel Torme, Jimmy Giuffre, Lee Konitz, and more. CD
(Out of print, BMG direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Beverly KenneyBorn To Be Blue (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Decca/MCA (Japan), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A super rare Decca album by vocalist Beverly Kenny – one of a few albums she cut for the label in the late 50s – and one of only a handful she ever cut at all! Beverly has a deep, sultry vocal style that recalls June Christy a bit, and the velvety toned Mel Torme in a way – and this album makes great use of the intimate style with the nicely spare accompaniment. The bluesy work on this set recalls some of the the work of Ernestine Anderson at times – and the tunes were conducted by Hal Mooney (who has worked with Anderson) and Charlie Albertine. Tracks including "Born To Be Blue", "Isn't It A Pity", "It Only Happens When I Dance With You", "Again", "Vanity", and "It's A Blue World". CD

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✨✧ VariousAmerican Songbook Series – Harold Arlen ... CD
Smithsonian, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes music from Judy Garland, Benny Goodman, Ethel Merman, Nat Cole, Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters, Pearl Bailey, Frances Wayne, Mel Torme, and Oscar Peterson – 22 tracks in all CD

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✨✧ VariousClowns Exit Laughing – The Jimmy Webb Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The great Jimmy Webb is one of our favorite songwriters of the 60s – a young man at the start, but one who could come across with a maturity that few of his contemporaries could match – arguably setting the scene for a key step into adult pop that would really explode in the 70s! Yet by that, we don't mean that Webb is any sort of "adult contemporary" figure from the softer side of the spectrum – as his tunes are open, honest, and filled with an understanding of the heart and its ability to break, delivered in ways that are still as powerful today as they were back when first written. The package features some of Jimmy's greatest songs, some in their famous recordings, but many more in lesser-known takes that only stand as further testament to Webb's words on the page – which really work some magic, no matter what the setting! In the best Ace tradition, the whole thing comes with a superb set of notes and details on the material – mostly late 60s tracks from Jimmy's key years, but a few gems from later too. Titles include "If This Was The Last Song" by Dee Dee Warwick, "I Keep It Hid" by The Supremes, "Carpet Man" by The Nocturnes, "I Need You" by Shane Martin, "Midnight Mail" by Joey Scarbury, "MacArthur Park" by Waylon Jennings, "Do What You Gotta Do" by Nina Simone, "The Worst That Could Happen" by BJ Thomas, "Requiem 820 Latham" by Mel Torme, "Magic Garden" by Dusty Springfield, "Rosecrans Blvd" by 5th Dimension, "Honey Come Back" by Chuck Jackson, "Wichita Lineman" by Tony Joe White, "Didn't We" by James Darren, "Which Way To Nowhere" by Brooklyn Bridge, and "Clowns Exit Laughing" by The Fortunes. CD

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✨✧ Bobby DarinLove Swings ... LP
Atco, 1961. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Bobby Darin albums ever! Gone are all the gimmicks of some of his teen records, and in their place is a solid, serious approach to jazz vocals that has Darin standing tall with the likes of Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. Honest, this is one of our favorite vocal albums from the time – and Darin glides effortlessly over arrangements by Torrie Zito, sort of in the way that Mel Torme could when he was at his best. Titles include "How About You", "No Greater Love", "Long Ago & Far Away", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", and "In Love In Vain". A real treasure – and one that we've loved for years! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJazz Celebration – A Tribute To Carl Jefferson (4 CD set) ... CD
Concord, 1996. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Features Toshiko Akiyoshi, Kenny Burrell, Charlie Byrd, Bill Charlap, Herb Ellis, Scott Hamilton, Gene Harris, Jack McDuff, Chris Potter, Poncho Sanchez, Mel Torme, Frank Wess, Denny Zeitlin, and more! CD

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✨✧ VariousKicks – Jazz Dance 4 ... LP
Charly (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Very Good+ 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An early collection of jazz dance tracks for the clubs – put together for the 80s London scene by the legendary Baz Fe Jazz! Includes tracks by Dave Pike, Mono Santamaria, Oscar Brown, Mel Torme, Nancy Ames, Buddy Greco, and Cedar Walton – lots of great soul jazz groovers! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNight Out With Verve – Wining Dining Dancing & Romancing (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes 65 tracks by Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Chet Baker, Count Basie, Buddy DeFranco, Fred Astaire, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Dinah Washington, Mel Torme, and more. CD
 
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✨✧ Melba MooreThis Is It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real stormer from Melba Moore – brilliantly-arranged dancefloor soul with beautiful lead vocals by Melba – on one of her best records of the 70s! Melba is straight-up amazing here, bringing genuine soul to feverish dancefloor gems and otherwise soaring numbers. This Is It was produced and arranged by Van McCoy, who was at the peak of his disco-era popularity at the time. We'd call this work here on Melba's record a creative peak for Van – even though if it didn't break Melba out in a big way commercially at the time. It includes the McCoy-penned should-be classic "This Is It", plus "Free", "Stay A While", a sweet cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Make Me Believe In You", "Lean On Me" (one of the greater showpieces for Melba's incredible voice), "Blood Red Roses", "Brand New" and more. CD
(1996 Buddah Collector's Classics pressing with a gold border around cover image.)

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✨✧ Melba MooreThis Is It ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A real stormer from Melba Moore – brilliantly-arranged dancefloor soul with beautiful lead vocals by Melba – on one of her best records of the 70s! Melba is straight-up amazing here, bringing genuine soul to feverish dancefloor gems and otherwise soaring numbers. This Is It was produced and arranged by Van McCoy, who was at the peak of his disco-era popularity at the time. We'd call this work here on Melba's record a creative peak for Van – even though if it didn't break Melba out in a big way commercially at the time. It includes the McCoy-penned should-be classic "This Is It", plus "Free", "Stay A While", a sweet cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Make Me Believe In You", "Lean On Me" (one of the greater showpieces for Melba's incredible voice), "Blood Red Roses", "Brand New" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee MorganCandy ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A very different album for Lee Morgan – especially in comparison with his other early sessions! The record is a gentle batch of ballads and standards, played by Morgan with a quartet that includes Sonny Clark on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all beautifully poised to help Lee hit just the right notes in the set. The album's a crucial one, in that it gives Lee Morgan a chance to show off a warmer, mellower, and more introspective style – after first coming onto the scene as a stormer on his first few sessions. The whole thing's great, and a really important part of Morgan's catalog – and an album that was sadly "lost" in the Blue Note catalog for years, due to a too-short initial release! Titles include "Candy", "Who Do You Love, I Hope", "All The Way", and "Since I Fell For You". CD
(Late 80s pressing.)
Also available Candy ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Lee MorganCandy ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. Used ... $9.99
A very different album for Lee Morgan – especially in comparison with his other early sessions! The record is a gentle batch of ballads and standards, played by Morgan with a quartet that includes Sonny Clark on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all beautifully poised to help Lee hit just the right notes in the set. The album's a crucial one, in that it gives Lee Morgan a chance to show off a warmer, mellower, and more introspective style – after first coming onto the scene as a stormer on his first few sessions. The whole thing's great, and a really important part of Morgan's catalog – and an album that was sadly "lost" in the Blue Note catalog for years, due to a too-short initial release! Titles include "Candy", "Who Do You Love, I Hope", "All The Way", and "Since I Fell For You". CD
(Out of print 1997 Japanese pressing, includes obi. Artwork has some age spots.)
Also available Candy ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ VariousNu Cool 2 – 23 Deliciously Stylish Stylish Club Grooves ... CD
Hed Kandi (UK), 1999. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The first volume in this set was mellow and midtempo – but this volume's a dancefloor stormer, with some excellent jazzy house cuts, uptempo acid jazz, and searing club twelves! The package is great – with 2CDs in a very nice cover, held together by a magnetic strip on the side – and there's a total of 23 groovers, many remixed! Includes "Philadelphia" by Black Science Orchestra, "Sunshine After The Rain" by Monday Michiru, "Expansions" by Scott Grooves with Roy Ayers, "New Kind Of Medicine" by Ultra Nate, "Who Dares To Believe In Me" by The Believers, "Feeling Fine" by The Sharpshooters, "Fun Lovin Criminals" by Love Unlimited, "You & Me" by Sean Oliver, "Request Line" by Zhane, "Pienso En Ti" by MAW with Luis Salinas, and "Rock With You" by D-Influence. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tony HatchBest Of Tony Hatch & His Orchestra ... CD
Sequel/Castle (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
30 fab tracks by one of the best Brit arrangers ever! Tony Hatch is the guy who brought Petula Clark so much success during the mid 60s – but these tracks show him as a supremely great talent on his own, working through a host of instrumental styles that run from 60s mod, to Brit easy, to 70s funk, and beyond! The package is great, with a wealth of Sound Gallery type numbers that will keep you dipping in again and again. Cuts include instrumental versions of "A Man and A Woman", "Music To Watch Girls By", "An Occasional Man", "Naked City", "Soul Coaxing", and his big hit "Call Me", plus some great original stormers like "Sounds of The Seventies", "Hadleigh", "Devil's Herd", "Theme From Dick Powell", and "Birds". Nice package, and a motherlode of easy grooves that you'd never find Stateside! CD

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✨✧ Lee MorganCandy ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A very different album for Lee Morgan – especially in comparison with his other early sessions! The record is a gentle batch of ballads and standards, played by Morgan with a quartet that includes Sonny Clark on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all beautifully poised to help Lee hit just the right notes in the set. The album's a crucial one, in that it gives Lee Morgan a chance to show off a warmer, mellower, and more introspective style – after first coming onto the scene as a stormer on his first few sessions. The whole thing's great, and a really important part of Morgan's catalog – and an album that was sadly "lost" in the Blue Note catalog for years, due to a too-short initial release! Titles include "Candy", "Who Do You Love, I Hope", "All The Way", and "Since I Fell For You". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Lee MorganCandy (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very different album for Lee Morgan – especially in comparison with his other early sessions! The record is a gentle batch of ballads and standards, played by Morgan with a quartet that includes Sonny Clark on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all beautifully poised to help Lee hit just the right notes in the set. The album's a crucial one, in that it gives Lee Morgan a chance to show off a warmer, mellower, and more introspective style – after first coming onto the scene as a stormer on his first few sessions. The whole thing's great, and a really important part of Morgan's catalog – and an album that was sadly "lost" in the Blue Note catalog for years, due to a too-short initial release! Titles include "Candy", "Who Do You Love, I Hope", "All The Way", and "Since I Fell For You". CD
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Candy ... CD 9.99

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Bennie GreenBack On The Scene ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. Used ... $18.99
A wonderful stormer from Bennie Green – one of the strongest Blue Note albums cut by this soul jazz trombonist, certainly one of our all-time favorite players on the instrument! The album's got a harder edge than some of the other Blue Notes from the time – as Green digs in with a group that includes Charlie Rouse on tenor, Joe Knight on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The set features 2 great originals by fellow trombonist Melba Liston – "Green Street" and "Melba's Mood" – plus the tracks "Bennie Plays The Blues", "I Love You", and "Just Friends". CD
(Out of print 1997 Japanese pressing.)

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Takeo MoriyamaSmile (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/J-Digs (Japan), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $40.99 49.99 About November 3, 2024
An album with a sweet title, but a very hard groove – a stone stormer from Japanese drummer Takeo Moriyama – put together with these soaring reed lines that almost make the whole thing feel like an early 70s album from Elvin Jones! There's a very spiritual feel to the music at times – a searching quality that comes through especially in the work on tenor from Yoshio Kuniyasu, and additional flute and alto from Kochi Matsukze – as well as in the piano from Fumio Itabashi, who works here with his best modal impulses – really building up the groove in a wonderful way, and helping to keep the whole thing as soulful as some of the best US work of this nature from the mid 70s. Tracks are all originals, in Japanese – save for the group's version of the famous title tune, which offers up one mellower moment. LP, Vinyl record album

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Round TripRound Trip ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. Used ... $12.99
A real stormer from Round Trip – a group whose roots go back to the legendary Sins Of Satan album on Buddah, and who also work here with great production from Al Perkins – in a style that's a bit like his music with One Way! We're not sure if "round trip" was an answer to One Way's name – but whatever the case, the group's a great part of the Perker corner of the universe at the time – and really share his wonderfully warm way with a groove! Oliver Cheatham's in the group at this point – and his vocals really help deepen their sound, especially on some of the mellower cuts, which stand as a real surprise for this sort of record – and give the whole thing a much richer vibe than you might expect. Titles include "Woman", "Nothing Wrong With Dancing", "Not In The Cards", "Let's Go Out Tonite", "Lost Inside Of You", and "Higher Consciousness". CD

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VariousJohnny D Presents Disco Jamms Vol 1 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 16.99
Deep, deep disco selected by Johnny "D" DeMairo – one of the more pivotal underground club music figures of the past couple decades, via his role in setting up the Henry Street imprint – here putting together an incredible set of the rare disco greatness! This the the expansive, floor-shaking, genre-straddling stuff that inspired the house and clubby soul scenes to come – and it's one of the best compilations of harder-to-find disco that's we've gotten our hands in years. The setlist features a divers mix of famous and lesser-remembered names – with styles ranging from straight forward disco stormers to strains of earlyish electro and 80s grooves – benchmark singles and inventive productions that bridge the eras! Tracks by Cerrone, Kasso, Skyy, The System, The O'Jays and more! Disc One of the 2CD edition feature 19 tracks mixed masterfully: "Ride On The Rhythm" by Mahogany feat Bernice Watkins, "Time For Live" by The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band, "It's Passion" by The System, "Spank" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Call Me" by Skyy, "Dance For Every" by Gaucho, "We're On The Right Track" by Ultra High Frequency and more. CD Two features 13 unmixed disco jams: "This Time Baby" by The O'Jays, "How To Win Your Love" by Spencer Jones, "Dub Till We Drop" by La Fluer, "I've Got To Find A Way" by Zena Djonay, "Think Fast" by Pamela Joy and more. CD

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✨✧ Round TripRound Trip ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real stormer from Round Trip – a group whose roots go back to the legendary Sins Of Satan album on Buddah, and who also work here with great production from Al Perkins – in a style that's a bit like his music with One Way! We're not sure if "round trip" was an answer to One Way's name – but whatever the case, the group's a great part of the Perker corner of the universe at the time – and really share his wonderfully warm way with a groove! Oliver Cheatham's in the group at this point – and his vocals really help deepen their sound, especially on some of the mellower cuts, which stand as a real surprise for this sort of record – and give the whole thing a much richer vibe than you might expect. Titles include "Woman", "Nothing Wrong With Dancing", "Not In The Cards", "Let's Go Out Tonite", "Lost Inside Of You", and "Higher Consciousness". CD
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