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Reprise/Real Gone, Mid 60s.
CD ... On October 14, 2016
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Ember/El (UK), 1964.
CD ... About October 20, 2016
An obscure one from Annie Ross – recording here as a solo act back in England after leaving her famous group with Dave Lambert and John Hendricks! The style here is a bit like some of the solo work that Ross cut in the US at the end of the 50s – particularly her sides for Pacific Jazz ... CD
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V-8 Ford Blues
Columbia (UK), Early 60s.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
Wonderful early work from Mose Allison – one of his few albums for Columbia, all of which seem to be a cut above the usual! Titles include "Baby Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Back On The Corner", "Mad With You", "Life Is Suicide", "I ... CD
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Duet
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1962.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
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Social Call
CBS/Sony (France), 1955/1956.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
A great little CD that brings together some of Betty Carter's rare vocal recordings for the Epic label – including a handfull that were unreleased until the issue of this album! There's a total of 11 tracks in the set – with 6 from the Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant album, which ... CD
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Wild Is The Wind
Philips, Late 60s. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
A landmark album from Nina – one that broke down countless barriers with the classic tune "Four Women" – a righteous portrait of 4 different women and their struggles, unique for its time, and a key part of the early Women's Liberation movement! The rest of the album has a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pastel Blues
Philips, 1965. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Wonderful stuff from Nina Simone – working here still with one foot in the jazzier style of early days, but with haunting elements of the later progressive style to come! The "pastel" in the title shouldn't imply any sort of softness on Nina's part, because if anything, she's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Let It All Out
Philips, 1965. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Excellent Philips work by Nina – a set of tracks that mostly features spare combo backings from Rudy Stevenson on guitar and flute, Bobby Hamilton on drums, and Lisle Atkinson on bass. One track, "For Myself", features arrangements by Horace Ott – and another, "Images&quo ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips, 1964. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Classic Nina – recorded live on a variety of familiar numbers, but in that incredible mode that always transforms songs completely, lifting them from their roots and turning them into amazingly fierce proclamations of power and emotion! The tracks are longish, at a level that allows for a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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I Put A Spell On You
Philips, 1964. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Captivating work by Nina – working here in that unique crossover style she was using in the mid 60s – a blend of jazz and soul arrangements that were perfect for her intimate folksy style. The album's one of her first few for Philips, and it really has her opening things up a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips/Verve, 1966. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Classic work from Nina Simone – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! Nina Simone certainly emerged as the high priestess of soul during her monumental stretch for Philips Records in the 60s – as she moved way past jazz, way past some of the folk she'd begun tapping into, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips, Mid 60s. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Don't let the "broadway" or the "blues" or the "ballads" in the title put you off – because this album's way more than any of those! As usual, Nina takes tunes that have common roots and she makes them all her own – working here with arrangements by Horace ... LP, Vinyl record album
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You're Mine You
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962.
CD ... About November 25, 2016
Sarah Vaughan gets some great backings here from Quincy Jones – who brings a nice sort of punch to the record, and makes it one of her grooviest from the early 60s! The style's still somewhat traditional – not as much in moddish Jones modes from a few years later – but there's ... CD
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Positively The Most
Warner (Japan), 1959.
CD ... About November 26, 2016
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 ... CD
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At The Village Gate
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1961.
CD ... About November 25, 2016
Live Nina Simone – a perfect setting to hear her unique magic at work, as Nina works before a very appreciative crowd at the hip Village Gate – effortlessly tying together strands of jazz, folk, and nascent 60s soul – all with a righteousness that was perfect for the time and the ... CD

 


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Journey
Victor (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About August 24, 2016
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Sunglow
Victor (Japan), 1981.
CD ... About August 24, 2016
A classic groover from Yasuko Agawa – proof that the Japanese scene had an ear for soul in the years before Monday Michiru! The early 80s set is made up from equal parts jazz, soul, and Brazilian influences – all used nicely with tight, fusiony production that really works nicely with ... CD
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Wilder Alias
CTI/King (Japan), 1974.
CD ... About September 4, 2016
Jackie & Roy are definitely getting bit wilder here – hitting an electric early 70s CTI mode, and really growing a lot in the process! The session has the vocal pair working with CD players who include Hubert Laws on flute, Joe Farrell on saxes, Roy Pennington on vibes, and Steve Gadd on ... CD
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Soul Eyes
Blue Note, 2016.
LP ... On September 9, 2016
The debut of a great singer on Blue Note – and one who plays her own piano and Fender Rhodes as well! Kandace Springs has a gentle style that's part soul, and part jazz – as expressive as the former at most moments, but with a lot of jazz-based phrasing in the instrumentation, which ... LP, Vinyl record album
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El (UK),
CD ... About September 15, 2016
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Resonance, 1988. 2 CDs
CD ... On September 16, 2016
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Poet In New York
Go Jazz/Somethin Cool (Japan), 2000.
CD ... About September 21, 2016
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Walking Wounded
Go Jazz/Somethin Cool (Japan),
CD ... About September 21, 2016
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Name Droppin
Go Jazz/Somethin Cool (Japan),
CD ... About September 21, 2016
... CD
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Blues & Me
Go Jazz/Somethin Cool (Japan), 1995.
CD ... About September 21, 2016
... CD
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V-8 Ford Blues
Columbia (UK), Early 60s.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
Wonderful early work from Mose Allison – one of his few albums for Columbia, all of which seem to be a cut above the usual! Titles include "Baby Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Back On The Corner", "Mad With You", "Life Is Suicide", "I ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Duet
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1962.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Social Call
CBS/Sony (France), 1955/1956.
CD ... About September 30, 2016
A great little CD that brings together some of Betty Carter's rare vocal recordings for the Epic label – including a handfull that were unreleased until the issue of this album! There's a total of 11 tracks in the set – with 6 from the Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant album, which ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Wild Is The Wind
Philips, Late 60s. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
A landmark album from Nina – one that broke down countless barriers with the classic tune "Four Women" – a righteous portrait of 4 different women and their struggles, unique for its time, and a key part of the early Women's Liberation movement! The rest of the album has a ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Pastel Blues
Philips, 1965. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Wonderful stuff from Nina Simone – working here still with one foot in the jazzier style of early days, but with haunting elements of the later progressive style to come! The "pastel" in the title shouldn't imply any sort of softness on Nina's part, because if anything, she's ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Let It All Out
Philips, 1965. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Excellent Philips work by Nina – a set of tracks that mostly features spare combo backings from Rudy Stevenson on guitar and flute, Bobby Hamilton on drums, and Lisle Atkinson on bass. One track, "For Myself", features arrangements by Horace Ott – and another, "Images&quo ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Philips, 1964. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Classic Nina – recorded live on a variety of familiar numbers, but in that incredible mode that always transforms songs completely, lifting them from their roots and turning them into amazingly fierce proclamations of power and emotion! The tracks are longish, at a level that allows for a ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
I Put A Spell On You
Philips, 1964. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Captivating work by Nina – working here in that unique crossover style she was using in the mid 60s – a blend of jazz and soul arrangements that were perfect for her intimate folksy style. The album's one of her first few for Philips, and it really has her opening things up a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Philips/Verve, 1966. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Classic work from Nina Simone – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! Nina Simone certainly emerged as the high priestess of soul during her monumental stretch for Philips Records in the 60s – as she moved way past jazz, way past some of the folk she'd begun tapping into, ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Philips, Mid 60s. (reissue)
LP ... On September 30, 2016
Don't let the "broadway" or the "blues" or the "ballads" in the title put you off – because this album's way more than any of those! As usual, Nina takes tunes that have common roots and she makes them all her own – working here with arrangements by Horace ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



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