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Nina Simone, The Best of Nina Simone, 1970 on RCA Victor.

Nina Simone, The Best of Nina Simone, 1970 on RCA Victor. Great versions of I Shall Be Released and Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne as well as I Wish I…

Sarah Vaughan, The New Scene, 1966 on Mercury.

Sarah Vaughan, The. New Scene, 1966 on Mercury. One of Vaughan’s later Mercury albums, a few years after the Tivoli live record. Includes the Lennon-McCartney Michelle

Patsy Cline, Showcase, 1961 on Decca.

Patsy Cline, Showcase, 1961 on Decca. My copy is a 2022 reissue from Vinyl Me, Please I don’t think I knew her version of South of the Border…

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, 1958 on Atlantic.

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, 1958 on Atlantic. My copy is a 1977 reissue with the Rockefeller Plaza address. Classic collaboration

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raise the Roof, 2021 on Rounder Records.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raise the Roof, 2021 on Rounder Records. Long Awaited (by me at least) follow up to 2007’s Raising Sand. Got to see this…

The Cure, World War (Early Demos), Bootleg on Swingshift, 2017.

The Cure, World War (Early Demos), Bootleg on Swingshift, 2017. Great collection of early demos – wish it had better documentation on where and when each was recorded.

Camper Van Beethoven, Vampire Can Mating Oven, 1987 on Pitch-a-Tent Records.

Camper Van Beethoven, Vampire Can Mating Oven, 1987 on Pitch-a-Tent Records. Early EP including a cover of Photograph (the Ringo Starr solo song cowritten with George Harrison)

The Cure, Pornogrqphy, 1982 on Fiction.

The Cure, Pornogrqphy, 1982 on Fiction. This copy is a 2015 Rhino reissue on 180g vinyl. Fourth stydio album from The Cure – tail end of the gloomy…

Chic, Risqué, 1979 on Atlantic.

Chic, Risqué, 1979 on Atlantic. Side one track one: Good Times. That bass line! Classic Nile Rodgers Bernard Edwards Via Island Music in Vineyard Haven.

Bill Withers, +’Justments, 1974 on Sussex.

Bill Withers, +’Justments, 1974 on Sussex. My copy is a 2021 Vinyl Me, Please reissue with listening notes by Briana Younger Withers’ 3rd LP and last on Sussex…

James Brown, James Brown Sings Out of Sight, 1968 on Smash Records.

James Brown, James Brown Sings Out of Sight, 1968 on Smash Records. Originally released in 1965 as just Out of Sight, with different cover art.

Bill Evans Trio, Portrait in Jazz, 1960 on Riverside.

Bill Evans Trio, Portrait in Jazz, 1960 on Riverside. My copy is a reissue from 2011 in the Original Jazz Classics series (OJC-088). Evans with Scott LaFaro and…

Coleman Hawkins, The “Hawk” Talks, 1955 on Decca.

Coleman Hawkins, The “Hawk” Talks, 1955 on Decca. First released on two 45 rpm 12″ EPs in 1953, then as an LP in 1955. Conducted and arranged by…

Jeremiah Fraites, Piano Piano, 2021 on Dualtone.

Jeremiah Fraites, Piano Piano, 2021 on Dualtone. Drummer, songwriter from The Lumineers, recorded this during the pandemic at home with engineering and production support from David Baron Lovely…

Steve Cropper, Dedicated: A Salute to the 5 Royales, 2011 on 439 Records.

Steve Cropper, Dedicated: A Salute to the 5 Royales, 2011 on 439 Records. Great random find via the Record Exchange in Salem – guests include Steve Winwood, Betty…

Bright Eyes, I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning, 2005 on Saddle Creek.

Bright Eyes, I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning, 2005 on Saddle Creek. My copy is the 2022 Vinyl Me, Please reissue on Dead Oceans, which looks and sounds fantastic.

10,000 Maniacs, The Wishing Chair, 1985 on Elektra.

10,000 Maniacs, The Wishing Chair, 1985 on Elektra. Will always love Natalie Merchant’s voice and style – this was their third full length and first on a major…

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 1980 on Virgin in the US, Dindisc in the UK.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 1980 on Virgin in the US, Dindisc in the UK. The US version was released in 1987 so…

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, Secrets, 1978 on Arista.

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, Secrets, 1978 on Arista. More 70s jazz/funk – Jackson on flute, piano, and synth bass; Scott-Heron on piano and vocals. Guests include Leon…

Richie Havens, The Great Blind Degree, 1971 on Stormy Forest.

Richie Havens, The Great Blind Degree, 1971 on Stormy Forest. Covers of Fire & Rain, Tommy, Teach Your Children – Havens just coming off Woodstock celebrity