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Marisa AndersonMercury ... LP
Mississippi, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99
Lovely instrumental work from Marisa Anderson – guitar sounds both acoustic and electric, played in a style that's certainly folksy – but often a bit less traditional than you might expect! There's these cool darker tones around the edges here – a quality that maybe starts with John Fahey, but also echoes some of the more simply expressive solo guitar work of the post-punk generation – especially on the electrified numbers that let the fuzz ring out around the edges, and really help the tunes take shape. The album's quite unique, and very different than most of the contemporary guitar underground – and titles include "The New Country", "Sinks & Rises", "Galax", "Red Sky", "Embudo", "Trinity", "Mojave", and "Furnace Creek". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Near Mint- .... $4.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Mercury / Applause.)

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New David BowieMan Who Sold The World (Mercury pressing) ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
The first truly great Bowie guitar album – an all-out, power-driven set of tracks played by a group that included Mick Ronson and Tony Visconti! Bowie's in prime pre-Ziggy mode here – ripping into tunes that blister with dark energy that are some of the first truly dangerous songs he ever recorded. The set includes classics like "Saviour Machine", "The Width Of The Circle", "All The Madmen", "Black Country Rock", "The Supermen", and the title track, "The Man Who Sold The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original cartoon cover. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Mercury RevDeserter's Songs (180 gram vinyl) (includes download card for 2 free live tracks) ... LP
Modern Classics/Light In The Attic, 1998. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Perhaps the most beloved of albums by Mercury Rev – and also their most unique! This is a band that was just about the least predictable group to appear on a major label during the early 90s "alternative" feeding frenzy – certainly one of those great bands whose influence and impact extends far beyond however many records they sold at the time. Deserter's Songs has textures picked up from classic ornate pop, waltzy numbers and dreamy atmosphere to spare– paired with off kilter vocals and a freewheeling, creative sensibility. A classic! Includes "Holes", "Tonite It Shows", "Endlessly", "I Collect Coins", "Opus 40", "Hudson Line", "The Happy End (The Drunk Room)", "Goddess On A Hiway", "The Funny Bird", "Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp". LP, Vinyl record album
(The first release on LITA's Modern Classics imprint! Comes with with a 4-page insert. Remastered by producer David Fridmann and includes a download card for 2 free live tracks and band commentary.)

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New Eric MercuryEric Mercury ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used .... Out Of Stock
We can never really figure this guy out – and from the sound of the record, he's in the same place we are! The album's sort of a mix of smooth soul and down-home stylings – but it's never enough in either camp to have any sort of cohesiveness. Mercury's got a voice that could be great, but for some reason he's stuck in kind of a higher concept than might be appropriate for his rougher personal style. Not bad, but not fantastic either. Titles include "Tell Me Love", "Colour Yesterdays", "Princess Summerfallwinterspring", "Love Enough", "No One", and "Sweetie Pie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Eric MercuryFunky Sounds Nurtured In The Fertile Soil Of Memphis ... LP
Enterprise, Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
We'll be honest, there's not that much funk going on in this album – or at least not nearly as much as you'd expect from the title – but it's also not a bad soul record, and it's probably one of Eric's best overall. Steve Cropper arranged and produced the set, and there's enough of a Memphis groove on the best cuts – especially the extended "It's Time For Me To Make Love To You" – to keep the record going. Other titles include "A Gift To You", "Like It Should Be", "I Can Smell That Funky Music", "Stop Looking Down", and "Wrap Me In A Map". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball's Sharpshooters ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good- .... $11.99
A set that's right on target, right from the start – and one that has the young Cannonball Adderley really coming into his groove! The set's a lot more soul jazz-oriented than some of Cannon's records from a few years before – played by a rock-solid group that includes brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – hitting a groove that's got plenty of nascent elements of that Cannonball sound that would virtually take over jazz in the 60s! Yet there's also a nicely different vibe going on here too – a bit less structure, and a looser approach to the mode – spun out with some modern moments too, on titles that include "Straight No Chaser", "Jubilation", "Our Delight", "Fuller Bop Man", and "Stay On It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has small split on the bottom seam, with some wear and light stains on the back.)

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BeethovenViolin Concerto In D Major Op 61 – Joseph Szigeti/Antal Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good+ .... $11.99
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(White label promo. Mono pressing. Spine has one spot of old tape.)

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Bitter End SingersThrough Our Eyes ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $4.99
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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue).... $22.99
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First ever 2LP pressing!)

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Blues MagoosPsychedelic Lollipop ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Very Good+ .... $19.99
Brilliant garage psych from Blues Magoos – a group that's raw and punchy enough to pummel, but pulled off some sweeter numbers and lighter harmonies incredibly well! Walloping drums, excitable vocals and wailing organ grooves – the cracked the charts, but still bring a fully charged proto punk vibe. Totally excellent, the kind of thing we wish were staples of oldies radio, but for whatever reason are left to deeper rock diggers to discover all these years later. Includes "Sometimes I Think About", "Love Seems Doomed", "Worried Life Blues", "Tobacco Road", "One By One" and "I'll Go Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Andy BownGone To My Head ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $11.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Bunky & JakeLAMF ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good .... $9.99
The second album from darlings of the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene, Bunky & Jake. Like their debut LP, this set's got a core of guitar and vocal duets – but with a full band loaded with ringers like Felix Pappalardi, Buzzy Linhart, Perry Robinson, Ray Barretto and Chuck Rainey backing them here for a more fleshed out version of their light, sometimes whimsical sound. Titles include "Uncle Henry's Basement", "If I Had A Dream", "County Line", "Girl From France", "You Two", 'Big Boy Pete", "Oh Pearl", "Bump In My Groove", "I Am The Light", "Cadillac Bleu", "One More Cowboy", and "I Was A Champion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top and bottom seams, with a bit of peeling along the bottom seam.)

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Jerry ButlerGolden Hits Live (second cover) ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Sealed .... $7.99
The wonderful thing about this one is that the album allows you to hear how great Jerry could be in any setting – even without the fabulous studio work that graced most of his classic hits. Jerry emerges here as a masterful entertainer, with a rich command of both his talents, and the audience in front of him. No schmaltz, though – and the record features nice versions of "Moon River", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Amen", "For Your Precious Love", and "I Stand Accused" – most clearly recorded live so that Mercury would at least have versions of them in the catalog to compete with the Vee Jay recordings. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed – and cover has some light staining in one corner, but rest should be fine.)

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Jerry ButlerSpice Of Life ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... $4.99
Perhaps the greatest record Jerry Butler made in the 70s, and a very tight bit of baroque Chicago soul with arrangements and production by Samuel F. Brown III. The tracks are a good mix of originals and covers, and they all show Jerry going way past his Gamble & Huff/Mercury years – into the sophisticated mix of soul, jazz, and studio imagination that was going down on the Chicago scene of the late 60s and early 70s. A few cuts feature duets with Brenda Lee Eager, but the best numbers are the solo ones, like "A Prayer", "That The Way it Was", "If I Could Remember", and "I Need You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the the seams, and some wear.)

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Jerry Butler/Exuma/Bobby ScottJoe – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good- .... $3.99
Very weird soundtrack to this spooky 70s film starring Peter Boyle! Bobby Scott did the score, and it's hipper than most of his other stuff – with a mixture of jazz, groovy, and straight orchestral scoring. Jerry Butler sings vocals on the tracks "Where Are You Going?" and "You Can Fly", which is a killer 11 minute workout with hard soulful drums, a tight driving groove, and lots of funky changes! Exuma sings on the cut "You Don't Know What's Going On", and other tunes include "Compton's Hangout", "The Expiration Of Frank", and "Send The Hippies To Hell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and some splitting on the bottom seam. Label has a bit of marker.)

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Captain BeefheartBluejeans & Moonbeams ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A bit of a notorious record in the good Captain's career, cut in the transition between the original Magic Band and the fine later lineup that was responsible for the excellent LPs on Virgin. The sound is pretty spare, and without the mindbending twists and turns that Beefheart had made his trademark up to this point, and as such, is more of a straight blues and rock record. Van Vliet still sounds great, croaking his idiosyncratic lyrics in his own bad to the bone manner. 9 tracks in all, including "Party Of Special Things", "Same Old Blue3s", "Observatory Crest", "Pompadour Swamp", "Captains Holiday", "Rock N Roll's Evil Doll", "Further Than We've Gone", "Twist Ah Luck" and "Bluejeans & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy DeFranco/Tommy Gumina QuartetKaleidoscope ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $7.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New DellsLove Connection ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good .... $2.99
One thing you have to remember about The Dells – they always sound great! Even here, in later years, their sound is superb – a rich, deep approach to harmonies that's still head and shoulders above most other groups in the business! The production on the set is by Norman Harris and the Harris Machine – and some tracks get a Philly groove on, while others stick in a mellower ballad mode that's completely dominated by the group. Niceness abounds, and titles include "Private Property", "God Helps Those", "Don't Trick Me, Treat Me", "Wasted Tears", and "How Can One Man Be So Lucky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some small stains.)

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DellsNo Way Back ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- .... $2.99
Although later than their classic Chess/Cadet years, this album's still one of the best 70s works by the Dells – and it features recordings cut at both PS Studios in Chicago and at the All Platinum soul factory in New Jersey. The sound's a bit smoother than on earlier records, but the songwriting is still great, and the group never falters in the vocal department. A few tracks are supposedly from the Fred Williamson movie No Way Back, but we've never seen it. Titles include "I'll Try Again", "Adventure", "You're The Greatest", "No Way Back", and "I'll Make You My Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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DiamondHatred, Passions & Infidelity (Clean Edited Promo) ... LP
Mercury, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP .... $7.99
OK, a few of the tracks go for the crossover market, but on these two pieces of vinyl, there's at least one solid LP of Diamond D material. Standout cuts include "5 Fingas of Death" with DITC (Fat Joe, Big L, Lord Finesse), "This One" with Busta Rhymes, "No Wondah (The Projects)", "The Hiatus", "Painz and Strife" with Pete Rock and Phife and the hit "JD's Revenge." LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue).... $14.99
Why is this album sooooo tough to find in an original pressing? Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this album introduced the world to one of the longest running and most solid crews in hip hop, DITC. Classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats that laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow, including "Sally's Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "F*ck What U Heard", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! 2 LPs, with loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy DruskyCountry Music All Around The World ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $2.99
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(Gold label pressing. Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip. Back cover has WGN Library letters.)

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Dave DudleyRural Route No 1 ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- .... $7.99
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(Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip.)

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Charles EarlandGreat Pyramid ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Strong work in Charles' post-Prestige mode – the style in which he turned his keyboard skills to other non-Hammond instruments, like Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and mini-moog. Tracks are a mix of smooth soulful numbers and more jazz funk oriented ones – and the whole thing's got a sophisticated sound that's pretty darn striking, especially when you consider that Charles handled all the arrangements and most of the production. Titles include "Upper Atlantis", "In The Land Of Mu", "Drifting", "Mona Lisa", and "The Great Pyramid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Charles EarlandPerceptions ... LP
Mercury, Late 70s. Very Good+ .... $5.99
Classic club jazz from Charles Earland – one of the best LPs from his late 70s, post-Hammond period – when he was really opening up and exploring the use of a variety of keyboards! The set was done in conjunction with Randy Muller – who arranged, produced, and wrote the tracks – and it's also got background vocals by Skyy, who fit in nicely with the record's R&B-tinged approach to the material. Lots of nice clubby groovers, and Charles even sings lead vocals on one really nice mellow track. Titles include "Let The Music Play", "I Like It", "Changes", "Over & Over", and "Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker, light wear, and a promo stamp.)

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Charles EarlandRevelation ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good .... $9.99
One of the fine fine albums of spacey keyboard funk that Charles cut for the Mercury label during the late 70s. Earland starts with a Herbie Hancock approach – and no surprise, he's got Paul Jackson and Harvey Mason in the group – but then he changes the groove to show off more of his funky soul jazz roots, and comes up with a sound that has a bit of a Mizell touch, with a nice soulful groove, still underpinned by some great jazzy conceptions. Titles include a cover of a Stevie Wonder's "I Wish", plus "Betty Boop", "Singing A Song For You", "Shining Bright", and "Revelation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Billy EckstineModern Sound Of Mr B ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good+ .... $0.99
Well, we don't know if Mr B could ever be considered "modern", but this is a pretty groovy batch of 60s pop tunes – like "Mister Kicks", "People", "Wanted", "Wives & Lovers", and "A Beautiful Friendship" – all done to arrangements by Billy Byers, Benny Carter, and Bobby Tucker, with that great mid 60s Mercury pop feel to them. There's some nice jazz elements in the mix, and Billy's always a treat for us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Coke EscovedoDisco Fantasy ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- .... $3.99
Not as strong as Coke's earlier work on Mercury – but not a bad album overall, thanks to some tight production work by Pat Gleeson, who's also most likely playing the cool keyboards on the record. Most of the tunes are aimed at the dancefloor – not really disco numbers, but the sort of fast funk jazz-based tunes that showed up in the later years of CTI and Kudu, especially on albums arranged by David Matthews. There's a female vocalist on most of the tracks, although she's not named in the notes – and titles include "Soul Support", "Won't You Gimme The Funk", "Who Do You Want To Love", "Trash Man", "Something Special", and "Hot Soul Single". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gap BandGap Band V – Jammin' ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good+ .... $3.99
The Gap Band are definitely Jammin on this sweet little set from the early 80s – hitting that fierce funk mode they do so well, with lots of snapping lines at the bottom of the rhythms! The style is trademark Gap all the way through – a percolated approach to funk that's tight, but never too slick – in a groove that's different than some of their other mainstream counterparts at the time – hard to describe accurately, but almost with a touch of jazz in the mix! Charlie Wilson handles most of the lead vocals, with support from brothers Robert and Ronnie – and Ronnie produced most of the set. Titles include "Where Are We Going", "Shake A Leg", "Jam The Motha", "Someday", "You're Something Special", "I'm Ready", "You're My Everything", "Smile", and "Jammin In America". CD also features the bonus track "Party Train (special dance mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gap Band V – Jammin' (with bonus track) ... CD 18.99

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Terry GibbsExplosion ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good .... $4.99
Tracks include "The Big Cat", "Tico Tico", "Big Bad Bob", "Billie's Bounce", and "Soft Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry GibbsLaunching A New Band ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good+ .... $7.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Lesley GoreSings Of Mixed-Up Hearts ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good .... $6.99
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(White label promo. Cover has a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, some splitting on the bottom seam, and some pen and a promo stamp on the back. Label has a sticker and some pen.)

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GreensladeSpyglass Guest ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ .... $13.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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John Gregory OrchestraTV's Greatest Detective Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good .... $5.99
Excellent work from Brit easy bandleader John Gregory – an assortment of 70s police and crime themes, played by a big band with a nice soundtrack-y finish! Nearly all the tunes are uptempo, and the feel of the record is very much in the same vein as Henry Mancini's Cop Show Themes album – although perhaps with a bit less electronics. Titles include "Theme From SWAT", "Harry O", "Streets Of San Francisco", "Cannon", "Rockford Files", "Kojak", "McCloud", "Police Woman", and "Six-Million Dollar Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, a spot of tape & a small rip on the spine, and a promo stamp.)

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HarmonicatsSelected Favorites ... LP
Mercury, 1950s. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Harmony harmonica – from one of the coolest groups ever! The Harmonicats were three cats who all played harmonicas – working the instruments together in a cool and quirky sound that felt exotic at times, mellow at others, and which was always filled with a playful sense of style. This set brings together some of their best tunes from the 50s – and titles include "Harbor Lights", "Clair De Lune", "At Dawn", "Peg O My Heart", "Lezchinka", "The Gallop Of The Comedians", and "The Sardar March". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herold/Auber/Thomas/Boieldieu/AdamFrench Overtures – Zampa/Crown Diamonds/Mignon/Raymond/La Dame Blanche/If I Were King – Paul Paray/Detroit Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good .... $1.99
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(Mono pressing.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Good .... $7.99
2 hard-wailing jam session numbers from the JATP series – both featuring tremendous tenor work from Illinois Jacquet and Jack McVea, plus trombone from JJ Johnson and a bit of guitar from Les Paul! Each track runs a side of the record, and titles include "Lester Leaps In" and "Blues". Nice David Stone Martin cover too – ink on a light blue backing and one of his more obscure images. LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover is worn with blue duct tape along all seams.)

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Damita JoThis One's For Me ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $8.99
This record was arranged by Billy Byers and Al Cohn and the orchestra was conducted by Byers and Quincy Jones. This is a collection of songs that were apparently some of Jo's personal favorites and she "[wanted to sing them] only because I love them" as declared in the liner notes. The tracks include "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", "Since I Fell For You", "In The Dark", "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Speak To Me Of Love", and "Besame Mucho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has tape on the spine and a promo stamp on back.)

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Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary remastered edition) (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Mercury, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $28.99 39.98
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative – but it works beautifully as a set of little pictures of the world seen through the eyes of Elton and Bernie Taupin – both at the height of their powers, and able to balance catchy commercial tunes with some grittier undercurrents. The set's filled with classics – and titles include "Candle In The Wind", "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", "Bennie & The Jets", "Social Disease", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Harmony", "Jamaica Jerk-Off", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 4CD/DVD combo) ... CD 72.99
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 27.99

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Buddy JohnsonRock N Roll ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good .... $8.99
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(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some aging, light wear, some stains, and a split bottom seam.)

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Quincy JonesNdeda ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold .... $5.99
Despite the fact that this album's got an African-sounding name, and features a painting of Quincy in tribal garb, the album's actually a compilation of his 60's stuff for Mercury – which was not very Afro-funky, but which is still pretty darn groovy! The record's got his stunning cut "Soul Bossa Nova" (as used in Austin Powers!), plus lots of other groovy groovy stuff like "Jive Samba", "Lalo's Bossa Nova", "Rack 'em Up", "Harlem Drive", and "Gravy Waltz". Very nice stuff, and a great batch of material you can't find easily. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Quincy JonesQuincy Plays For Pussycats ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good- .... $3.99
Very groovy stuff from Quincy – a mix of jazz, soundtrack, and popular themes, all done in that soulful swinging style that Quincy virtually helped invent back in the 60s! The album's got plenty of great groovers that take a popular tune and kind of turn it on its ear – takes on tracks like "What's New Pussycat", "Non-Stop To Brazil", "The In Crowd", "Mack The Knife", "The Gentle Rain", and "Satisfaction" – all of which are souped-up by Quincy, and done in a rhythmic style that takes them past familiar versions you might know. The album also features the very groovy "Blues For Trumpet & Koto" – a slightly exotic number that we really like! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and some marker.)

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JonesesKeepin' Up With The Joneses ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Near Mint- .... $11.99
The Joneses were one of the great east coast vocal groups from the early 70s – and their style was similar to some of the other popular combos from the time, like New York City, Blue Magic, and others. Includes a two part version of "Sugar Pie Guy", plus two parts of "Hey Babe", and "I Can't See What You See in Me". Nice mix of uptempo cuts with slower harmony tracks, and a classic 70's soul sound all the way through. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Abbe LaneMany Sides Of Abbe Lane ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Although mostly known for her 50's Latin recordings with Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat, Abbe Lane emerges here in the mid 60s, on an album of "many sides", with arrangements by Hal Mooney. The track list is about as erratic as Abbe's photos on the cover, a strange montage of shots that all seem to show her boozily stuffed into a silly dress, attempting to render a whole bunch of fake emotions. Titles include "I Love Paris", "Do Me Good Baby", "Milord", "If You Love Me, Really Love Me", and the very silly "Thank Heaven For Little Boys". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe LigginsHoneydripper ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $0.99
Not the original version of Joe's big hit "The Honeydripper" – but a great album of R&B tracks! The set was recorded under the supervision of Bob Blackwell during the late 50s – and Bob takes Joe's influential hard R&B style, and applies it to some of the well-crafted arrangements that Mercury were turning out at the time, coming up with a hip little album that mixes blues, soul, and even a bit of jazz playing on the right tracks. All tunes are originals by Joe – and titles include "Barnyard Imitations", "Tanya", "Wee Wee Hours", "Frankie Lee", "Friday Night Twist Party", "Black Coffee Blues", and "I've Got A Right To Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Joe LocoCalypso Dance ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good .... $7.99
A great set of Latin grooves – and despite the "calypso" in the title, this is pretty much a straight Latin album from Joe Loco, and it ranks as one of his best from the 50s. The grooves are nice and straight ahead, with searing percussion, and nice heavy piano from Joe. Who knows why they called it calypso? Maybe they were trying to cash in on the calypso craze of the 50s? Whatever the case, though, the album's a nice one, and includes great tracks like "Bongo Bob", "Tappin Joe", "Machicha", and "Pick Your Poison". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear and staining on the back.)

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Moms MableyMoms Mabley At The White House Conference ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $6.99
Moms takes her case to the White House – yakking it up with the usual hint at off-color comedy, and a knack for a soulful approach that actually helped her bridge more audiences than other African American comics of the time. Routines include "Me & LBJ", "The Beggar The Crash", "Introduction To Opera", and "Funnies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on front.)

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Chuck MangioneTogether – A New Chuck Mangione Concert ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $3.99
Groovy early work from Chuck – with Gerry Niewood on sax and flute, Don Potter on guitar, Gap Mangione on electric piano, and Esther Satterfield and Bat McGrath on vocals. Titles include "Firewatchers", "Sixty Miles Young", "Hill Where The Lord Hides", "Feelin", "Lullaby For Nancy Carol", "Look To The Children", "Freddie's Walkin", "Pages From A Journal In America", "Sunshower", and "Places Warm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter's Greatest Hits ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- .... $11.99
Well, these are Clyde's greatest hits – but all of them were originally recorded for Atlantic or King (with the Drifters and the Dominoes), and this Mercury album features all new versions recorded during the early 60s. Still, Clyde's still in pretty nice form, and the new versions have a slightly more sophisticated sound that still works nicely. Titles include "The Bells", "Lover Please", "Money Honey", "Ta Ta", "Such A Night", "Little Bitty Pretty One", and "Sixty Minute Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label promo pressing. Cover has a spot of tape & a small rip on the spine, and a promo stamp on the back – but looks great otherwise!)

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New Buddy MilesThem Changes ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold .... $4.99
A landmark crossover album – featuring Buddy Miles' mixed Freedom Express group, and a heavy jazz-rock sound that would soon dominate the charts with other groups. Buddy's drums are super-heavy, even if his vocals always get us the wrong way. Includes the original recording of "Them Changes", plus "Memphis Train", "Your Feeling Is Mine", "Dreams", and "Down By The River". One for the Fillmore crowd! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & an address sticker.)

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Van MorrisonPoetic Champions Compose ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New York DollsIn Too Much Too Soon (original pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good .... $14.99
A seminal album from The New York Dolls – one that has the quintet really sharpening up their sound from before, but also laying the groundwork for other amazing New York music to come! It might be a stretch to call the set the harbinger of punk – at least the bigger-label type like The Ramones or Voidoids – but The Dolls are definitely focused on their groove here, and tie together strands of early rock and nascent rawness, all with a mode that seems to ignore any of the overindulgence of the past decade or so. Things are super tight – with a great verse/chorus/verse approach to the tunes – and titles "Babylon", "Who Are The Mystery Girls?", "Puss 'N Boots", "Bad Detective", "Don't Start Me Talking", and "Human Being". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light ring & edge wear.)
Also available In Too Much Too Soon (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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New York DollsIn Too Much Too Soon (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 19.98
A seminal album from The New York Dolls – one that has the quintet really sharpening up their sound from before, but also laying the groundwork for other amazing New York music to come! It might be a stretch to call the set the harbinger of punk – at least the bigger-label type like The Ramones or Voidoids – but The Dolls are definitely focused on their groove here, and tie together strands of early rock and nascent rawness, all with a mode that seems to ignore any of the overindulgence of the past decade or so. Things are super tight – with a great verse/chorus/verse approach to the tunes – and titles "Babylon", "Who Are The Mystery Girls?", "Puss 'N Boots", "Bad Detective", "Don't Start Me Talking", and "Human Being". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing – with printed inner sleeve!)
Also available In Too Much Too Soon (original pressing) ... LP 14.99

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New Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold .... $5.99
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – and sometimes, the mellower tracks show a wonderful talent for harmonies coming even more fully to the top. But the real appeal of the record has always been the bold, bassy grooves that hit strongly just as ensemble funk was exploding in the mainstream during the early years of disco – making plenty of space for the Players and their contemporaries to grab up new audiences who never would have touched a record like this five years before! There's plenty of grit in the grooves on the best numbers – a style that's maybe not as dirty as on Westbound, but still more than enough to make any real funk fan proud. Titles include "Fire", "Together", "Together/Feelings", "It's All Over", "Runnin' From the Devil", "Smoke", "What The Hell", and "I Want To Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an address sticker.)

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players Gold ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good Gatefold .... $2.99
It's the mid 70s, and the Ohio Players were certainly turning out a lot of gold! Their move to Mercury Records from the smaller indie Westbound was a real winning move – as it gave them a smoother soul feel that only expanded their groove, not restricted it! This tasty "best of" set features most of their top work from those years – with killer tunes that include "Love Rollercoaster", "Fire", "Skin Tight", "Who'd She Coo?", and the great "Sweet Sticky Thing"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a couple of small stains, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album

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Graham Parker & The RumourStick To Me ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good .... $5.99
Titles include "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down", "Watch The Moon Come Down", "New York Shuffle", "The Raid", and "The Heat In Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Prokofiev/StravinskyViolin Concerto No 1 In D Op 19/Duo Concertant – Joseph Szigeti/Roy Bogas/Herbert Menges/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Very Good .... $6.99
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(Gold label, Mono pressing. Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip. Back cover has WGN Library letters.)

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Ravel/Chabrier/IbertRapsodie Espagnole/Espana Rapsodie/Escales (Ports Of Call) – Paul Paray/Detroit Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1955. Very Good .... $2.99
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(Mono pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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LJ ReynoldsLovin' Man ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good- .... $1.99
LJ's second album for Capitol – a nice batch of modern soul tracks with an equally warm soulful groove as his first for the label! Gene Dozier and L.J. produced most of the cuts on here, and although there might be a bit more DMX than you'd expect, the general groove is still pretty nice. Titles include "Lovin Man", "Love Me All Over", "Love Take 2", "Don't Let Nobody Hold You Down", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks two and three.)

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New Billy Lee RileyWhisky A Go Go Presents Billy Lee Riley ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good+ .... $7.99
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(Cover has tape on the spine and an Audition stamp on back.)

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Pete RugoloPercussion At Work ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $14.99
A percussion-heavy batch of tracks that has Pete Rugolo starting from a mode explored heavily in the hi-fi years, but taking the genre into much jazzier territory! With the help of a large group of west coast players – including Don Fagerquist, Larry Bunker, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolini, Jack Costanzo, and Shelly Manne – Pete really makes things swing nicely, and brings in as much dynamic energy from the horns as he gets from the percussion! Titles include "Bongo Riff", "Drumerama", "Funky Drums", "Interplay For Drums, Bass", "Artistry In Percussion", and "1+4". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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Pete Rugolo & His OrchestraAdventure In Sound - Brass ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Pete Rugolo was one of the best arrangers of the 50's, and although his work with Stan Kenton and June Christy is well-known, his better albums (like this one) don't really show up that often. Here, he conducts a tight set of orchestral tracks that feature solos by players like Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Andre Previn, Howard Roberts, and Barney Kessel. The tracks have a warm wash of sound from the brass section, and soaring solos by the west coast jazzmen. Titles include "Salute", "Brass At Work", "My Mother's Eyes", and a nice version of George Wallington's "God Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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ShacklefordsUntil You've Heard The Shacklefords You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ .... $11.99
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(Cover has tpae on the spine, a promo stamp, and some notes in pen on back.)

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Michelle ShockedShort Sharp Shocked ... LP
Mercury, 1988. Very Good+ .... $1.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Short Sharp Shocked ... CD 4.99

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Simtec & WylieGettin' Over The Hump ... LP
Mister Chand/Mercury, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The one and only LP released by this funky soul duo from Chicago! Simtec & Wylie were formed in the shape of Sam & Dave, Bob & Earl, Mel & Tim, and other famous 60s male duos – but they had a madder approach that was the fruit of many years of making funky 45's, and (given Simtec's solo work) probably quite a bit of controlled substances! Backings on the set are by the T-Boxes band – named after a weird guitar single on Simtec's own label – and the set's issued here on Gene Chandler's Mister Chand subsidiary of Mercury, designed as a showcase for new Chicago talents. Includes the funky cuts "Bootleggin", "Gotta Get Over the Hump", and "Put Up or Shut Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sir Lord BaltimoreKingdom Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $12.99
Heavy rock with a killer groove and a mighty thing to behold – and from Brooklyn! Sir Lord Baltimore aren't mentioned enough among the first wave of groups that would seen be defined as heavy metal, but they absolutely deserve to be. Pure bombast and thunderous rock that's of the same school of brawn as Sabbath. Titles include "Master Headache", "Pumped Up", "Kingdom Come", "Hell Hound", "I Got A Woman" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Swing Out SisterIt's Better To Travel ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Near Mint- .... $4.99
A surprisingly great guilty pleasure from the 80s – the first album from Swing Out Sister, recorded when all the excitement of the UK post punk scene had just about faded, and most of the groups had left their exciting early roots behind. Enter these guys, picking up the last shreds of jazzy bossa from the generation that included ACR and Weekend – slicking things up a bit with a dose of inspiration from Sade, and coming up with some great tunes like the hit single "Breakout". Other tunes include "Twilight World", "Blue Mood", "After Hours", "Fooled By A Smile", and "It's Not Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, & Art MadJazz School ... LP
Mercury/EmArcy, 1956. Very Good- .... $29.99
A compilation of Joe Gordon, Art Mardigan, Paul Gonsalves and Clark Terry each leading their own bands on a couple of tracks. All of the players and songs are too numerous to mention here but, for instance, the record features Art Mardigan on drums and he is joined by such performers as Milt Gold on trombone for a couple of songs which include "I've Found A New Baby". Paul Gonsalves plays tenor sax with Junior Mance on piano and plays such tunes as"It Don't Mean A Thing". Joe Gordon plays trumpet with Charlie Rouse on tenor and they play "Evening Lights", just to name a few of the performers and tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury/EmArcy pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some splotches from the removal of the gloss finish on the front, a split top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, two small pieces of tape, some aging, and a stain in one corner.)

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Gary Toms EmpireLet's Do It Again ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Near Mint- .... $3.99
After a bit of work in the early disco underground, this is Gary's move to a major label, with a slicker sound than before, but still has some nice dance tracks. Includes the track "1-2-3-4 (Let's Do It Again)", "It's All Up To You", "Watch Out For The Lady", "Walk On By", "She's Somethin' Else", 'Superfine Lady", "Miami", "Feeling Good Again", "Gary's Love Theme" and "Welcome To Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Lennie TristanoLennie Trisano Trio – A Guiding Light Of The Forties ... LP
Keynote/Mercury (Japan), Mid 40s. Near Mint- .... $14.99
A great Japanse-only album that brings together rare early material from Lennie Tristano – a player who was years ahead of his time in these 40s recordings, working in a trio with the great Billy Bauer on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album

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Miyoshi UmekiMiyoshi ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $11.99
An obscure one – but pretty darn nice! Miyoshi is a Japanese vocalist who sings in English – ala Pat Suzuki – and like Suzuki, she's got a swinging way with a tune, mixing together strands of jazz and show styles in a loungey style that's a lot more compelling than you'd think. Plus, some of the arrangements on the record are done in a style that keeps things interesting – perhaps a bit showy, but restrained enough not to be too campy. Titles include "Wonder Why", "My Heart Stood Still", "My Ship", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and "I'm Old Fashioned". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, including the rice paper inner sleeve.)

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Uriah HeepDemons & Wizards ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold .... $7.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Scott WalkerScott – The Collection 1967 to 1970 (5LP set) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Fontana/Mercury (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5 LPs .... $179.99
Some of the greatest music ever recorded – seminal sounds from one of the most enigmatic artists to ever walk into a recording studio! This wonderful set brings together the five key albums in the early career of Scott Walker – Scott 1, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4, and Til The Band Comes In – music that's beyond description, and which came as a real surprise to folks who'd only known Walker as a poppish act just a few years before! Scott draws from a few key moments of mid-century pop music – with an especially strong influence from Jacques Brel – but he also adds in plenty of his own words and darkly complex themes – all set to lavish orchestrations that feel like mainstream music, but which are something deeper and much spookier underneath! The balance is amazing – a mixture of modes that comes off with the same sort of edge you'd get in a classic Ingmar Bergman film, or a vintage episode of The Prisoner – one of those weird once-in-a-lifetime pieces of work that comes forth with a compelling aesthetic that's all its own. We love these records to death, and have done so for decades – and this LP set features all 5 albums on 180 gram vinyl, with a lavish 40 page booklet too! LP, Vinyl record album
(5LPs on 180 gram vinyl. Includes a 40+ page, full-sized booklet of notes and photos.)
Also available Scott – The Collection 1967 to 1970 (5CD set) ... CD 49.99

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New Dee Dee WarwickI Want To Be With You ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ .... $13.99
Wonderful work from Dionne Warwick's lesser-known sister – a hell of a great singer, and one who packs even more punch than her famous sibling! The gem of a set has all the poise and class of Dionne, but comes across with a lot more soul as well – a great mix that's very much in the best New York uptown mode of the 60s, with production from Ed Townsend, and arrangements from the Teacho Wilshire, Jimmy Wisner, and Horace Ott! Even when strings and larger charts come into the mix, Dee Dee's vocals push right out front in the mix – really bringing a lot of feeling to tunes that include "Worth Every Tear I Cry", "I Want To Be With You", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", "Another Lonely Saturday, "House of Gold", and "Gotta Get Ahold Of Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing.)

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Dinah Washington with Quincy JonesQueen & Quincy ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- .... $7.99
A 60s collection that brings together sides Dinah Washington cut with Quincy Jones in the 50s – packaged with a cover photo that clearly shows the affection between the pair! The set's an early one for Jones, and Quincy knows how to mix just the right doses of straight jazz and tighter vocal arrangements – and Dinah's very comfortably at home in the setting, stretching out with a great sense of soul that really stands out. The album's an early example of Jones' great ability to work with singers – and most tracks originally appeared on the Swingin Miss D album for Emarcy. Titles include "You Let My Love Grow Cold", "Caravan", "Perdido", "Never Let Me Go", "Makin Whoopie", "Somebody Loves Me", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Josh White JrI'm On My Own Way ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $3.99
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(Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip. Back cover has WGN Library letters.)

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YelloFlag ... LP
Mercury, 1988. Near Mint- .... $9.99
One of the most dramatically poppy albums from Yello – a set that takes their older electric groove and infuses it with a bit more theatrics and dancefloor-styled rhythms! Flag's really the record that probably sums up the mainstream vision of Yello the best – that image of mustachioed Europeans acting goofy in cleverly cartoony music videos, while referencing an imagined nostalgia in definite 80s trappings, and avoiding any real direct attempt at songwriting. Yet amidst the showiness and oddball characters, the core Yello sound is still at the bottom of the mix – lost a bit, to be sure, but still more compelling and longer-lasting than much other electric pop spawned by their generation. Titles include "Tied Up In Red", "Blazing Saddles", "The Race", "Otto Di Cantania", "Tied Up", and "3rd Of June". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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VariousOriginal Golden Hits Of The Great Blues Singers Volume IV ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Near Mint- .... $5.99
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Jemini The Gifted OneScars & Pain ... LP
Mercury, 1995. Near Mint- (pic cover).... Just Sold Out!
Promo copy of an EP that was never officially released, except briefly in a rare promo pressing! You see white label boots floating around once in a while, but this is the real deal, with a pic cover an everything! Tracks include "Can't Stop Rockin (Tribute)", "Brooklyn Kids (Dirty Mix)", "Funk Soul Sensation (Dirty)", and "Story Of My Life". And with the proper cover – which you won't get on the dodgy reissue! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing! Cover has a gold promo stamp on the back.)

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New KeithOut Of Crank ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
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LisztHungarian Rhapsodies No 1, No 4, No 6 (Carneval De Pesth), & No 5 (Heroide Elegiaque) – Antal Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has a few light water stains on the back.)

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New BachThree Sonatas For Cello & Piano – Sonata In G Major S1027/Sonata In G Minor S1029/Sonata In D Major S128 – Janos Starker/Gyorgy Sebok ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing – RFR 1/2.)

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New Bar-KaysDangerous ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tighter sound than before for The Bar-Kays – that lean approach to funky grooves that some of their contemporaries were hitting as the 80s moved on – yet still served up here by the full ensemble with a relatively fresh feel overall. Amidst the beats and keyboards, there's still lots of nice funky inflections on bass and guitar – often handled in a skittish mode that energizes things nicely, especially alongside the more electro-styled vocals. The vibe of the record is definitely in keeping with the cover – but in the best way possible – and titles include "Dangerous", "Dirty Dancer", "Make Believe Lover", "Freakshow On The Dance Floor", and "Sexomatic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Dangerous ... CD 18.99

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New Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... LP
Mercury, 1991. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with stick-on parental advisory sticker. One cover of the corner is very slightly bumped, but the rest is great. Back cover has a small promo stamp.)
Also available Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP 22.99

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New Clifford BrownRemember Clifford ... LP
Mercury, 1955/1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lasting tribute to Brownie! The album was released some years after Brown died, and is comprised of songs from his 1955 album Clifford Brown With Strings, plus a few tracks from other recording sessions from that year before his death. The players include Richie Powell (Bud Powell's brother who also died in the crash with Brown),piano; Max Roach on drums and Harold Land and Sonny Rollins on tenor sax. Brown's original composition "Sandu" and Richie Powell's own "Time" are included as well as "Yesterdays," "Cherokee (Indian Love Song)," "Willow Weep for Me" and an unusual version of "Take the A Train." LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)

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New Central LineCentral Line ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sweetly grooving first album from Central Line – one of the few British soul groups to really kick it in the early 80s scene – with a catchy dancefloor sound that both encapsulates the era and lays down a killer groove for the ages! The album is a blend of bass riffing, keyboards, group vocals and nice electro touches – always done with a truly soulful approach as a perfect counter balance to the breezy electronics! Upbeat and fresh early 80s modern soul that holds up better than most huge hits of the time! Titles include the killer opener "Walking Into Sunshine", plus "Don't Tell Me", "Shake It Up", "Breaking Point", and "I Need Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear, and a small split on the center of the spine.)

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New Chi-LitesFantastic Chi-Lites ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic Chi-Lites is right, because the group's still going strong even after their hit years on Brunswick – stepping forth with a sweet harmony sound that nicely fits the Philly arrangements they get on this set! There's a maturity here that gets past the fragile soul of earlier sets, and which has the group moving into a warmly adult mode that's a perfect shift from their more familiar hits. Includes the classic club groover "My First Mistake" – a stunning track that recalls the best work of groups like Blue Magic or Double Exposure – and other tracks include "I've Got Love On My Mind", "If I Had A Girl", "Who's In Love With Me", "Let's Touch", and "Love At Its Best". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a sticker.)

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New Con Funk Shun7 ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the group's 7th album, but a bold statement of the unity they feel as a 7 piece ensemble – perfectly lived up to in the record's well-crafted grooves! The album's one of Con Funk Shun's best overall – really solid, but never too slick, very tight in the bass department, but still soulful on the vocal tip, and never afraid to slip into a sweeter, more mellow tune. Titles include "Straight From The Heart", "Bad Lady", "Promise You Love", "I'll Get You Back", "A Song For You", and "California 1". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Con Funk ShunSpirit Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar bit of boogie from Con Funk Shun – produced to perfection by Skip Scarborough, and done in a style that has lots of jazzy elements! The album was recorded well into the group's time on the Mercury label, but it's a real standout from the rest – thanks to an extremely well-written batch of tunes, and a mode of bass-heavy funk that avoids the cliches of other groups at the time – and goes for a more laidback style that sounds especially nice on the mellower numbers. Michael Cooper's great on lead vocals – and titles include "By Your Side", "Early Morning Sunshine", "Curtain Call", "Happy Face", "Juicy", "Lovestruck 1980", and "Honey Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert.)

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New Xavier CugatCugat Caricatures ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Silly title – but a great album, with Cugie playing relatively straight Latin versions of 60s pop hits. A few of the tunes are a bit silly, but there's less of the goofiness that "caricatures" might imply. Titles include "Papa Loves Mambo", "Night Train", "Fly Me to The Moon", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Desafinado", "The Continental", "Witchcraft", and "I've Got The World On A String". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label promo. Cover has tape on the spine and some notes on back.)

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New DelegationDelegation II ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Delegation really hold onto their groove in this rock-solid second set – an album that burns with vibrant energy right from the start – but all in ways that are really a cut above the usual uptempo soul of the time! Rhythms are a key part of the sound, but it's the trio's vocals that really hold us rapt – a warmly glowing approach to the lyrics, and one that still keeps things plenty soulful, even when tunes are upbeat, catchy, and very firmly aimed at the dancefloor! These guys were never huge at the time, but they've got a near-perfect sound throughout – a sense of funk that rivals some of the large-member ensembles, and a warmth with their vocals that matches some of the solo acts of the period. Titles include the sublime "In Love's Time", which has a great Earth, Wind & Fire kind of groove – plus "Singing", "Feels So Good", "In The Night", "Gonna Keep My Eyes On You", "12th House", "Turn On To City Life", and "I Wantcha Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New DellsThey Said It Couldn't Be Done – But We Did It ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant 70s work by The Dells – and an album that has the group reinventing themselves wonderfully, by moving over to Philly and recording with Norman Harris! As he did with so many other artists at the time, Harris took the group firmly into the clubs with a soaring Sigma sort of groove – one that supports the group with backings from players that include key Philly talents like Bobby Eli, Ron Kersey, Larry Washington, and Earl Young – but which also keeps plenty of space for the sublime harmonies that always made The Dells so great! Titles include "Teaser", "Our Love", "Could It Be", "Rich Man Poor Man", "Waiting For You", "Get On Down", and "Betcha Never Been Loved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert.)

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New Billy Eckstine & Quincy JonesAt Basin Street East ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(70s pressing.)

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New Art Farmer/Benny Golson JazztetAnother Git Together ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite records ever from the legendary Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – and a rare later date, recorded after their more famous albums for Chess! The lineup here is a bit unusual – in that a young Grachan Moncur III is in the combo on trombone – really adding some deep, soulful tones to the music – in ways that are very different than his famous Blue Note performances – but which really shape the sound of the music here wonderfully! Harold Mabern's on piano – again bringing in a different feel to this record for the group, with some lyrical undercurrents that are beautiful – and the rest of the lineup features Roy McCurdy on drums and Herb Lewis on bass – in addition to the sublime trumpet of Art Farmer and tenor of Benny Golson. Titles include one of the best versions of "Along Came Betty" that we've ever heard – plus the tracks "Domino", "Another Git Together", "Reggie", and "Space Station. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & a name in pen.)
Also available Another Git Together ... CD 13.99

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New Gap Band12 Inch Collection ... LP
Mercury, Early 80s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Man, if there's an unpopped bass left in the house after this one's through, we'll be surprised! The Gap Band were one of the bigger bass-heavy funk acts of the early 80s – and Polygram did all their fans a favor by culling together the 12" mixes of some of their bigger cuts. The set includes the perennial sample favorite "Outstanding", plus "You Dropped A Bomb On Me", "Party Train", "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance", and "Burn Rubber". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... LP
Mercury/Total Experience, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Quincy JonesQuincy's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy set of short jazzy numbers from Quincy – a consummate expression of all the work he'd forged in the 60s on soundtracks and other jazz sides for Mercury! The album features Quincy working through a lot of soul numbers – jamming on them instrumentally with players that include Jerome Richardson, Bobby Bryant, Plas Johnson, Ray Charles, Carol Kaye, and Ben Tucker – plus a nice brace of percussion from Ray Bryant and Gary Coleman. Titles include "Boss Bird", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)", "Mohair Sam", and "Baby Cakes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker.)
 
 
 



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