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American Music ClubMercury ... LP
Reprise, 1993. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(Recent Plain reissue.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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
(Cover has some wear. Bottom seam is partially split.)
 
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Gene AmmonsLight, Bluesy, & Moody ... LP
Wing/Mercury, Late 40s/Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Essential early stuff by Jug! The record is a 50s compilation of singles that Jug cut for Mercury during the late 40s, when he was transforming from a hard swing player into a firey bopper – but one who was capable of infusing his solos with a rich sense of emotion that was enough to bridge both generations of jazz. The tracks are great, and are essential listening I the career of Gene Ammons. The original recordings are very tough to find – and even this album doesn't show up that often. Filled with great tracks – like "Red Top", "Hot Springs", "Concentration", "Jeet Jet", and "Odd En Dow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Harry ArnoldHarry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
Hard swinging big band material from Sweden – featuring the big band of Harry Arnold arranged by Quincy Jones. Quincy had been spending a lot of time in Sweden during the mid 50s – bringing with him a host of great players that would soon become big names on the European scene. Biggest of these is Benny Bailey, who plays some good solos here with a mostly-Swedish group that includes Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberb, Ake Persson, and Bengt-Arne Wallin. The style of the work, and its trans-Atlantic jazz orientation, is a direct precursor of later work by the Clarke-Boland Big Band – of whom Bailey was a big part. Titles all swing nicely, and tracks include "Doodlin", "Room 608", "Quincy's Home Again", "Brief Encounter", and "Meet Benny Bailey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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Georgie AuldDancing In The Land Of HI-FI ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Very Good- ... $2.99
Plenty of dancing here – romping rhythms that are a nice change for Georgie Auld, and which make for a perfect foil for his deeper sounds on the tenor! The record's got a bit of Mercury Records rock in the mix – almost a Red Prysock approach at points, mixed with some of the sweeter swing of Georgie's roots – and other players include Ray Linn and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets, and Frank Rosolino on trombone. Titles include "Blue Lou", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Rosetta", "Sweet Lorraine", "Prisoners Song", "Got A Date With An Angel", and "Too Marvelous For Words". LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing. Cover has some white sploches due to oxidation under the plastic, some other aging, a bit of light wear, and some small stains and pencil on the back.)

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New Bar-KaysLight Of Life ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good- ... $4.99
Proof that even a move to a major label couldn't keep the Bar-Kays down – as the group are working here in a great groove that's wider, fresher, and stronger overall than any of their Stax albums! Sure, the whole thing's not guitar-based funk all the way through, but the group are also maturing, and really opening up a lot – working equally well on ballads and mellower midtempo numbers, as they were on the still tight funkier tracks. The overall sound is almost that of the Ohio Players when they moved to Mercury, but without the chart hits, and more of a focus on working at a level that's even higher than before! The band still jams it hard on the funky cut "Give It Up", but also kicks back with some beautiful harmony vocals on "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me", get some great pop hooks in on "Shine", and come together nicely on the tracks "We're The Happiest People In The World", "Angel Eyes", "Are You Being Real", and "Love's What It's All About". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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Beethoven/Tchaikovsky/Prokofiev/Sibelius4 Great Violin Concertos – Concerto Op 61/Concerto Op 47/Concerto Op 63/Concerto Op 35 – Henryk Szeryng/Antal Dorati/London Symphon ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 3LP ... $29.99
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(Stereo pressing – in great shape!)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry In Memphis ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Label and back cover have some old tape.)

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Chuck BerryFrom St Louie To Frisco ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Titles include "Louie To Frisco", "Ma Dear", "The Love I Lost", "Rock Cradle Rock", "Misery", and "I Can't Believe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top and bottom seams, with some light stains along the opening and part of the top seam.)

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Chuck Berry & The Steve Miller BandLive At The Fillmore Auditorium ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $18.99
Dude! This is the kind of crossover rock/R&B set that the Fillmore scene of the 60s flourished on. Chuck Berry plays live with the band of Steve Miller, which was then a raw bluesy combo, trying their hardest to sound Chicago electric, despite their roots in the Bay Area. Miller sings a bit with Berry, and titles include "Feelin It", "Wee Baby Blues", "Hoochie Coochie Man", and "Driftin Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Big CountryWonderland EP ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Bitter End SingersThrough Our Eyes ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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New 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!)
Also available Wolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD 4.99

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JD BlackfootUltimate Prophecy ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $36.99
A country rock session from JD Blackfoot – but one with a hipper edge than most! Side one features some more mainstream-styled tunes that fit nicely with the down-homier side of the rock spectrum at the end of the 60s – but side two really trips things out nicely, and gets relatively psychedelic in its use of guitar, heavy drums, and vocals. Tracks on this side are nearly all originals by Blackfoot, and have a really dark quality to them – one that's stark, spare, and really stands out from the rest of the record. And heck, if the whole thing sounded as great as side two, we'd almost imagine that the album would have ended up being a much bigger classic than the obscurity it's turned out to be! Titles include "Death's Finale", "Pink Sun", "The Ultimate Prophecy", "Waiting To Be Born", and "Cycles". LP, Vinyl record album

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New BohannonSummertime Groove ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the biggest and best albums ever for Hamilton Bohannon – filled with quirky rhythms and really unusual grooves! Bohannon was one of the key forces in setting the scene for disco invy 70s – and by the time the rest of the country was hitting the dancefloor in the middle part of decade, he was still moving forward, into a whole new realm of groove! The tracks on this set have some really mad rhythms – skittish and scattered, still with a dancefloor approach, but with lots of odd touches that set them apart from the rest of the pack. A key example of this is the great tune "Me & The Gang", which has this off-key piano loping out over chunky beats – but the whole thing's great, with a lot more of a sly edge than you'd expect from the cover. Titles include "Summertime Groove", "The Street Dance", "Let's Start The Dance", "Listen To The Children Play", and "I Wonder Why". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andy BownGone To My Head ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $0.99
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(Cover has some staining & waviness.)

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BrahmsConcerto In D Major For Violin & Orchestra Op 77 – Szigeti/Menges/London Symphony ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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(Very nice mono pressing – FR1.)

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Jerry ButlerPower Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
An easy album to overlook, but not without some nice moments! Johnny Bristol produced the record, and he gives it a nice sweet 70s soul groove, similar to what he was using in his own work from the time. And typical of Jerry's albums from the early 70s, there's lots of nice original material, including stuff by Terry Callier, Johnny Bristol, Billy Butler, and Jerry himself. Includes "What Do You Do On A Sunday Afternoon?", one of our secret faves, plus "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", "Whatever Goes Around", "Whatever's Fair", and "Too Many Danger Signs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and a cutout hole.)

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Jerry ButlerSoul Goes On ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A great record, and one that's more of a deeper soul effort than some of his other Mercury sessions! Jerry's back recording in Chicago, and the album has arrangements by Arthur Wright, and production by Cal Carter for the Fountain Productions imprint that would grace Jerry and Billy Butler's efforts over the next few years. The LP includes Jerry's fantastic hit "Never Give You Up", plus deep soul versions of a lot of earlier soul classics by Sam Cooke, Jesse Belvin, and Otis Redding – like "Respect", "Ain't That Good News", "Goodnight My Love", "Guess Who", "These Arms Of Mine", and "I've Been Loving You Too Long". Also features "Yes, My Goodness, Yes" – a nice tune that Jerry wrote with Bobby Womack! A nice groovy update of some legendary soul compositions, and a real treat from Jerry! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Wild Child ButlerKeep On Doing What You're Doing ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Recorded in Chicago, with a style that's as messed-up and changed-up as some of the best Cadet/Concept work of the time! With Lafayette Leake on piano and organ, Mighty Joe Young on guitar, and Jimmy Dawkins on lead guitar – and titles include "Gravy Child", "Sweet Love", "It's All Over", "My Baby Done Put Me Down", and "Can You Use A Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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CallScene Beyond Dreams ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic BandUnconditionally Guaranteed ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good ... $7.99
Not the Captain's finest moment, but still better than 80% of all the records ever made. Zoot Horn Rollo and Rockette Morton are still on board to lend a helping hand on these fairly tame, by Beefheart standards, numbers, including "Upon The My-O-My", "Sugar Bowl", "New Electric Ride", "Magic Be", "Full Moon, Hot Sun" and "This Is The Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has some wear, a bumped corner, some stains, a split top seam, some splitting on the other seams.)

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New Central LineCentral Line ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Very Good ... $5.99
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 a promo stamp & some wear.)

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Chuck DAutobiography Of Mistachuck ... LP
Mercury, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
The solo lp, with conscious lyrics and production by Chuck D and a handful of others. Contains the tracks "No", "Generation Wrekkked", "Free Big Willie", "Talk Show Created The Fool", "Endonesia", "Horizontal Heroin", "Underdog", "Paid", and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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City BoyYoung Men Gone West ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette & His Swinging Shepherds At The Cinema ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Buddy takes his Swinging Shepherds crew to the movies on this one – serving up a set of tunes from 40s and 50s films that all come off perfectly with the group's multi-flute approach! The sound's nicely mellow at times, but still has that tightly arranged west coast modern style that made the group's first record so great. Players include Paul Horn, Bud Shank, and Harry Klee on flutes – plus Jim Hall on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "The Bad & The Beautiful", "The Shrike", "Invitation", "Ruby", "Swinging On A Star", and "Intermezzo" LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light stains on the back.)

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New Con Funk Shun7 ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Very Good ... $5.99
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. Cover has some wear, with some staining along the top.)

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Con Funk ShunCon Funk Shun ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Early work from Con Funk Shun – different than their later, better known hits! The group sure knew how to slap that bass, even back on this first album for Mercury – but then again, they – along with other big Mercury groups like The Ohio Players – were pioneering the bass-heavy sound that would influence countless bands over the next decade in soul. This first album's actually one of the group's best, with some nice rough edges that we like even more than the smoother sound of later albums. And oddly, some of our favorite cuts are the mellower ones – like the smooth jazzy instrumental "Foley Park", which has a nice moogy solo in the middle. Other good mellow cuts include "Another World", which almost has a "Summer Madness" quality to it, plus "Forever Just Ain't Long Enough" and "Never Be The Same". LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CostaDon Costa Concept ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Don Costa hits a rock thing here, and his "concept" features his puffy orchestrations, a vocal chorus, and lots of easy versions of pop hits like "Soulful Strut", "Hey Jude", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" na d"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", plus a few Brazilian numbers like "Goodby Sadness (tristesse)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some light wear, and some minor splitting on the seams.)

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New Buddy DeFranco & Tommy GuminaGirl From Ipanema ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
A surprisingly great album – one that we might have passed up otherwise! Buddy DeFranco's always pretty darn nice, but he really sounds great on this one – his clarinet solo style mixing with the accordion sounds of Tommy Gumina, all set to some hip 60s arrangements that mix in a bit of bossa with straighter jazz – occasionally augmented by guitar, organ, and vibes. Includes a great version of "Girl From Ipanema", plus "Never On Friday", "Lunar Lunacy", "I Love You", and "It Could Happen To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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DellsThey Said It Couldn't Be Done – But We Did It ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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
(Cover has a promo stamp & initials in marker.)

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New DiamondsDefinitive Collection Of The Diamonds ... LP
Mercury/Ebenezer (UK), Late 50s. Sealed ... $2.99
Classic Mercury singles by this great vocal group! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dave DudleyWill The Real Dave Dudley Please Sing ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a factory sticker.)

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New Charles EarlandOdyssey ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
After his run of funky organ records for Prestige in the early 70s, Charles took a similar route to Herbie and others, and picked up a host of electric keyboards for his spacey fusion records on Mercury. The core of Earland's groove here is the Arp, which he plays masterfully – running from tight funky melodies to wilder outer spacier sounds. The groups that back him up include many crack 70s fusion players – and the record has a style that's overall more slick and sophisticated than his Prestige sessions. Titles include "Journey Of The Soul", "Phire", "We All Live In The Jungle", and "Cosmic Fever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Billy Eckstine & Quincy JonesAt Basin Street East ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(70s pressing.)

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Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Pure brilliance from Coke Escovedo – an artist who really finds a way to make so many different things come together perfectly – with results that are even stronger than his previous work in Azteca and Santana! The set's got a warm blend of Latin roots, modern soul, and jazzy fusion – all produced by the great Pat Gleeson with the same sort of genre-bending care he brought to his own work as a musician! Gleeson makes things smooth and spacey, but never slick – really layering the sound at a level that's somewhere in the Mizell family territory, but with a bit of a different vibe. Coke's percussion is wonderful – and the set features vocals from Errol Knowles, plus backing from The Waters, and guest instrumentation from both Joe Henderson on tenor and Gabor Szabo on guitar. The whole thing's great, and titles include the sublime groover "I Wouldn't Change A Thing", a sweet remake of Willie Bobo's "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries", and the tracks "Back Seat", "Runaway", "Hangin On", "Somebody's Callin", and "Diamond Dust/Vida". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has a small sticker. Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Comin' At Ya! ... CD 13.99

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Art FarmerListen To Art Farmer & The Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A beautiful set of tracks that features Art Farmer soloing on flugelhorn over larger arrangements by Oliver Nelson. Farmer's work on the instrument was just taking shape at this point in his career, and the soulful backings of Nelson are a really great match for his lyrical tone, and widening sense of expression. Tracks are longer and more complicated than you'd expect – and the set's got some great numbers, like "Naima", "Rue Prevail", "Rain Check", and "Ruby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetHere & Now ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the most magical records ever from this legendary group – a set that swings as hard and soulfully as some of their previous sessions, yet also has a sharper, more modern vibe as well! Of course, this latter aspect is no surprise – once you realize that a young Grachan Moncur is on trombone – adding his hip horn to the wonderful frontline of Benny Golson on tenor and Art Farmer on trumpet and flugelhorn. And given that the rhythm group also features Harold Mabern on piano, you can bet there's a freshness here that can't be beat – a sound and energy that's kept this one at the top of our stack for many many years. Mabern and Moncur contribute two of the best tracks – "Richie's Dilemma" and "Sonny's Back" – and other titles include "Whisper Not", "Tonk", "Rue Prevail", and "Ruby My Dear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Lita FordOut For Blood ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(In the original spiderweb cover, with a cut corner, appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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Slim GaillardMish Mash (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $28.99
Wonderful early Verve work by Slim Gaillard – with classic recordings of "Sabroso" and "Laughing In Rhythm" – and a sweet David Stone Martin cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is decent overall.)

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Erroll GarnerFeeling Is Believing ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Dutch pressing on MPS.)

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New Herb GellerGellers ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
One of the greatest records ever cut by altoist Herb Geller, and one of the few to document the work of his group that included wife Lorraine Geller on piano! Lorraine's quite nice, and the rhythm by Keith Mitchell and Mel Lewis is good too – but the real wonder is Herb's alto, which cuts along in a razor-sharp mode that clearly defines him as one of the best players of his generation on the instrument! The set's one of the few times you can really hear Herb cut loose – unencumbered by overwritten arrangements, or by other players in the group – and its his work on the album that makes this record a treasure! Titles include "The Answer Man", "Patterns", "Suppertime", "The Heather On The Hill", and "Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove, in a blue back cover. Cover has some discoloration from age and a small ink stamp on back.)

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Terry GibbsExplosion ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Tracks include "The Big Cat", "Tico Tico", "Big Bad Bob", "Billie's Bounce", and "Soft Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Benny GolsonTurning Point ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An incredible, and oft-overlooked album from the great Benny Golson – and one of the few early albums that really point the way to his huge run of work for decades to come! The style here is a bit looser, and more open than some of Golson's previous albums – less of a focus on arrangements, and more on the spontaneous interplay between his tenor and the crack rhythm section – which features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – a dream lineup who really make the record sparkle. But the real star of the show is Golson – who's hitting this raspy, soulful tone he never had before – much freer of soul jazz formalities, and with a modern edge that's wonderful – as you'll hear on titles that include "Alone Together", "Turning Point", "Stella By Starlight", and "Dear Kathy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with obi. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Lesley GoreI'll Cry If I Want To ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(80s pressing.)

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John GraasCoup De Graas ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the weird LPs that French Horn player John Graas made in the 50's, featuring that cumbersome instrument in a set of surprisingly light and loose jazz tracks. Graas' playing on the French Horn is a bit like Gerry Mulligan's on the baritone – that is, he takes these turns and twists that surprise you, given the nature of the horn. He's joined here by Art Pepper, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and Paul Moer, and the set's a nice batch of West Coast chamber type stuff. Tracks include "Van Nuys Indeed", "Land of Broken Toys", "Blocksounds", 'Development", "Swing Nicely" and "Rogeresque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with a deep groove and the drummer logo. Cover has some light wear.)

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John Gregory OrchestraTV's Greatest Detective Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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 a cut corner.)

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New Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
A great lost date from the wonderful Gigi Gryce – a set that features the altoist in an sextet, but often swinging with a looser vibe than on some of his better-known albums from the 50s! There's a mix of soulful and modern here that's not unlike the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – both players of Gryce's same postwar generation, and coincidentally recording for Mercury at the same time. Although the groove here is definitely different – less emphasis on the bottom, and more on the top – not just Gryce's wonderfully raspy alto, but also the trumpet of Richard Williams too. All other players are great as well – and Eddie Costa brings in some sweet vibes – in a lineup that also features Richard Wyands on piano, and either Reggie Workman or George Duvivier on bass, and either Walter Perkins or Bob Thomas on drums. Tracks include "Reminiscing", "Gee Blues Gee", "Blue Light", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some tape, some wrinkling, some stains on the front, and staining across the back with some peeled spots and separation.)
Also available Reminiscin' ... CD 15.99

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Hanson/MacDowellSymphony No 3/Suite No 1 Op 42 – Howard Hanson/Eastman Rochester Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Bill HarrisGreat Guitar Sounds ... LP
Mercury/Wing, Mid 50s/1959. Very Good ... $2.99
A great 50s session from guitarist Bill Harris – known for his work in The Clovers, but a great jazz player as well! The sound here is really unique – very different than even his other albums of the time – in that Bill is playing solo acoustic guitar, in a style that's almost like that of Luiz Bonfa in the early days – light, airy, and very rhythmic – dancing out with a bit of swing, but also some tendencies we might be tempted to call early bossa! The whole thing's quite different than what you might expect for a player with R&B roots – and titles include "Daahoud", "Ethyl", "Wind Song", "Jordu", "Concerto For Jazz", and "Poinciana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some splitting.)

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New HaydnSymphony No 94 Surprise/Symphony No 103 Drum Roll – Antal Dorati/Philharmonia Hungarica ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Murray HeadFind The Crowd ... LP
Mercury (Holland), 1981. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Eddie HeywoodOne For My Baby ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the corners and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Ole Hoyer17 – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Although the cover of this one makes it look like a saucy European film – as does the tag line, which reads "The Motion Picture for people over 18!" – most of the record's in kind of a dreamy period mode, with sweeping orchestrations that are a bit snoozy. Hard to believe, with titles like "17", "Erotic Imaginings In The Garden", "Reflections In The House", "At Home Again", and "First Experience". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain at the bottom.)

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Jackson HeightsKing Progress ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Volume 11 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Features a long version of "The Man I Love" on both sides. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, split seams with some old tape, and a peeled mark from sticker removal, with some aging and a couple of stains on the back.)

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George JonesCountry & Western #1 Male Singer ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1964. Very Good+ ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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George JonesGeorge Jones Sings From The Heart ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Sealed ... $19.99
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(Sealed original pressing!)

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George JonesHonky Tonks & Heartaches ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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Quincy JonesNdeda ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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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Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier IIIWedding In Monaco ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Sealed ... $9.99
With music by Stan Kenton. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tom Kimmel5To1 ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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LA BoppersLA Boppers ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Sublime work from this jazzy harmony combo – a really unique group who took older vocal modes and fused them onto tight modern soul grooves! This set may well be the best-ever from the group – a perfectly produced album done with Augie Johnson of At Home Productions – with a warmly sparkling vibe that's right up there with the best At Home work for Creative Source or Side Effect – both groups who'd be a good comparison to this one! There's a few upbeat funk numbers that are pretty sweet, but the best cuts are usually the laidback, mellower ones – which really have LA Boppers hitting their stride. Titles include the killer cut "Watching Life" – a smooth mellow groover, and one of their best tracks – plus "Saturday", "Funk It Out", "Life Is What You Make It", "You Did It Good", "Is This The Best", and "Are We Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minor flaking on the bottom 3 inches on front.)

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Byron Lee & The DragonairesDisco Reggae ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Lee, ever the entrepreneur, looks to capitalize on the huge stateside disco trend with this album, though there's little disco here, and mostly workman like reggae, that's not particularly outstanding. The sole disco effort is a take on "The Hustle", and the rest of set includes "Rockers", "Reggae Stomp", "No Woman No Cry" and "No Jestering", plus 7 more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a sticker spot.)

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Jerry Lee LewisIn Loving Memories – The Jerry Lee Lewis Gospel Album ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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Jerry Lee LewisKiller Rocks On ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has an unglued top seam, a center split on the bottom seam, and some light wear.)

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Loeffler/Barlow/McCauleyDeux Rapsodies/Night Song/Five Minatures – Basile/Sprenkle/Tursi/Hanson/Eastman Rochester Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $48.99
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(Stereo pressing – RFR 1/RFR 2.)

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Franz Loffler & Pierre Favre300 Year Old Goodies All Jazzed Up ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of those groovy jazz meets classical projects from the French scene of the 60s – featuring guitar from Loffler and drums from Pierre Favre! LP, Vinyl record album

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New MachitoLatin American Rhythms (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good ... $44.99
Titles include "Asia Minor", "Liorra Timbero", "Desert Dance", "Jungle Drums", and "Gone City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice and clean overall – cover too!)

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Chuck MangioneChuck Mangione Quartet ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear and a small sticker, with moisture staining and some peeling on the bottom two to three inches.)

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Chuck MangioneFriends & Love – A Chuck Mangione Concert (double LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
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Chuck MangioneLand Of Make Believe ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good ... $1.99
Titles include "Legend Of The One-Eyed Sailor", "Lullaby For Nancy Carol", "El Gato Triste", "Land Of Make Believe", and "As Long As We're Together". Features vocals by Esther Satterfield! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear, clear tape on the top seam and spine, and some pen and a small sticker on back. Labels have radio station notes attached.)
Also available Land Of Make Believe ... CD 6.99

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Johnny MathisSweetheart Tree ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A unique album – in that it represents some unusual London sessions from Johnny Mathis – material recorded in the UK with different arrangers than usual – including Tony Osborne, Alyn Ainsworth, and Allyn Ferguson – all of whom help give Mathis a slight change of flavor here! The new talents make for a fresh change – and the album also brings in a few US tracks too, with work by Glenn Osser and Lincoln Mayorga – on titles that include "Symphony", "The Skye Boat Song", "A Wonderful Day Like Today", "Clopin Clopant", "This Is Love", and "I'll Close My Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp on back.)

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Malachy McCourtAnd The Children Toll The Passing Of The Day ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
Written by David Hess, and featuring music by Lor Crane. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Buddy MilesElectric Church ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Bluesy soul from Buddy Miles – an album that was half-produced by Jimi Hendrix, and which showcases the really crowd-pleasing side of Miles' sound! Tracks are a mix of soul covers and original numbers – done in a mode that puts plenty of guitar out front in the mix, and which uses Buddy's screaming vocals a bit more than his heavier drums. Horns are used on most numbers to give them a bit of southern soul inflection, and titles include a great live jamming take on "Wrap It Up", the funky "Destructive Love", and the cuts "Cigarettes & Coffee", "Miss Lady", "Texas", and "My Chant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a small piece of colored tape, a mostly split top seam, and a partially split bottom seam.)

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Buddy MilesExpressway To Your Skull ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
A super tripped-out blend of rock, funk, and soul – easily one of Buddy Miles' most mindblowing albums – and a classic that never lets up at all! Buddy's leading the whole group on drums – really kicking things large from behind the kit – while the rest of the group jams in a heavy style that's got plenty of fuzzed-out guitar and jazzy horn riffs – virtually a blueprint for countless other rock funk groups that copped Buddy's style in years to come. The drums alone are worth the price of admission – but the whole album's so right, tight, and outta sight that it's been a favorite in our crates for years! Titles include "Train", "Let Your Lovelight Shine", "Don't Mess With Cupid", "Funky Mule", and "Wrap It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stuck-on paper on one corner and some wear.)

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Buddy MilesMessage To The People ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
A classic bit of tripped-out soul from Buddy Miles – put together with a lot of nice psychedelic production, and an overall sound that stays nice and deep on the bottom end of things – and lets Buddy rock out heavily on rootsy vocals. There's no real standout funky numbers, but the overall sound of the album is very much inspired by the sound of funk – as well as some of the funk/rock crossovers of the time – and titles include "Joe Tex", "Place Over There", "The Segment", "Don't Keep Me Wondering", "Sudden Stop", and "That's The Way Life Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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ModernairesLike Swung ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $0.49
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine.)

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Buddy MorrowNight Train ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
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(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, waviness, flaking, and moisture stains on the back, along the top 4 inches.)

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MotorheadIron Fist ... LP
Mercury, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Motorhead tearing it up in the early 80s and arguably hitting their absolute peak – the final album with the classic trio lineup of Lemmy, Fast Eddie Clarke and Philthy Animal Taylor – capping off one of the most trailblazing periods for any band in rock & roll history! Iron Fist is as unrelenting and stubbornly gruff as the preceding Overkill and Ace Of Spades LPs, a loud and clear statement that this band was committed in full to the sound they created. Includes "Iron Fist", "Hert Of Stone", "I'm The Doctor", "Loser", "Shut It Down", "Speedfreak", "(Don't Need) Religion", "Bang To Rights" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ohio PlayersAngel ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
By this point the Players had moved into a smooth, polished territory that never betrayed their roots in a funkier sound, yet hitting a more gliding groove overall. Includes "Angel", "Merry-Go-Round", "Don't Fight My Love", "Body Vibes" and "O-H-I-O". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and a crease.)

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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
Also available Skin Tight ... LP 4.99

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
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
(Cover has some wear, moisture staining, and a name in pen on the back.)
Also available Skin Tight ... LP 9.99

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Patti PageGo On Home – Patti Page Sings Country & Western Golden Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Patti PagePage 1 – A Collection Of Her Most Famous Songs ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has remnants of a sticker on the opening and a light crease on one corner.)

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Patti PageRomance On The Range ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Black label pressing, in a cover with black text. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Paper LacePaper Lace ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Bright, punchy 70s pop from Paper Lace! Paper Lace is a textbook example of a group that too few remember, despite their best remembered song(s) have full scale penetrated the minds of anyone who has ever turned on a radio. They hit pay dirt with "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" and "The Night Chicago Died", but most of the rest of the tunes on these records sink their hooks in and you won't be able to shake them. Jangly guitars, playful vocal arrangements and manicured studio tricks that make this stuff as addictive as heroin. Paper Lace includes "Billy Don't Be A Hero", "The Night Chicago Died", "Cheek To Cheek", "Love You're A Long Time Coming", "Dreams Are Ten A Penny" and more, plus 7 bonus tracks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Piano Solos (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
Early Norman Granz recordings of Oscar Peterson, released on Mercury in the pre-Verve years, and featuring Peterson playing solo, with Ray Brown on bass. Titles include "Oscar's Blues", "All the Things You Are", "Where Or When", and "They Didn't Believe Me". Nice David Stone Martin cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo. Cover has a bit of faded pen, some small stains on the front, and a Clef sticker, with some wear on the back.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays Pretty (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1952. Very Good ... $19.99
Oscar Peterson plays pretty – but doesn't he always? The set's a classic bit of early Peterson – a 10" LP recorded by Norman Granz, packaged in a David Stone Martin cover, and featuring a trio that includes Irving Ashby and Ray Brown. The tunes are mostly ballads, given that Peterson touch – and titles include "You Go To My Head", "I Can't Get Started With You", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mercury pressing, with trumpeter logo. Cover has some wear and a few stains.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Quartet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1952. Very Good- ... $24.99
Early work from Oscar Peterson – a vintage Verve session that was originally issued in a 10" LP format – complete with an ultra-cool cover from David Stone Martin! The group features Oscar with frequent partner Ray Brown on bass – plus drums from Alvin Stoller and guitar from Barney Kessel – the latter of whom plays in a way that's different than the guitar/piano pairing Peterson got with Herb Ellis. The set features two long tracks – both nice and open, with a loose style that really gets Oscar going – and titles include "The Astaire Blues" and "Stompin At The Savoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, discoloration due to age, and some stains.)

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Esther PhillipsAll About Esther Phillips ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
A sweet 70s Wayne Henderson-produced set – quite a different groove for Esther, thanks to Henderson's warm jazzy inflections! The record's got a bit of club in the mix, but also has a deeper feel, too – a vibe that references Esther's work in jazz, but points her voice in a whole new direction – balancing mellow cuts with some more uptempo material. Phillips is wonderful in the setting – really working with an artist who understands the growing sophistication of her sound – and titles include "The Man Ain't Ready", "Native New Yorker", "SOS", "Pie In The Sky", and the classic "If I Fall In Love By Morning". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy RichBoth Sides – The Emarcy Jazz Series ... LP
Mercury, 1946/1959/1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A nice range of Buddy Rich work from the postwar years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Pete RugoloMusic For Hi Fi Bugs ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
The title makes this one sound like a batch of bachelor pad tunes, but the album itself is easily one of Pete Rugolo's best of the 50s – a really tremendous big band outing that's filled with all-star players – all in a groove that breaks Pete very firmly past his Kenton heritage! The tracks are bold and strong voiced – often a bit longer than usual, which allows for even more focus on the album's solos from players who include Larry Bunker, Pete Candoli, Ronny Lang, Russ Freeman, and Dave Pell. There's a wonderful quality to the record – one in which all elements gell together perfectly, but in a way that still makes you aware of the presence of each player in the larger group – and titles include "Fawncy Meeting You Here", "For Hi Fi Bugs", "These Foolish Things", "Dream Of You", "Snowfall", and "Later Team". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original drummer logo pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some discoloration from age and a split bottom seam held with clear tape.)

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New Pete Rugolo & His OrchestraAdventure In Sound - Brass ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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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RumourMax ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jorgen RygJorgen Ryg Jazz Quartet ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small stain along the spine and a bit of tape along the top seam.)

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Bobby Scott108 Pounds Of Heartache ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Cool early work from Bobby Scott – an overlooked album for Mercury, and one that's almost much more soul than some of his jazzier work! Bobby sings throughout – partially in that Mose Allison mode of other records, but often with an upbeat, swinging style that's backed by a trio of female soul singers and underscored with electric bass – creating a rocking rhythm that's really great, and very much in the best Mercury production style of the early 60s. Scott handled all arrangements, and penned a few of the songs on the record – and although the album's a blue-eyed soul effort, it's somewhat in the territory of Gene McDaniels' early material for Liberty. Titles include "She's Mine", "108 Pounds Of Heartache", "All I Need Is You", "It's Real", "Looking Through A Tear", and "Pastures Of Plenty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label promo with deep groove. Cover has a promo stamp, some corner wear, and some remnants of masking tape on front.)

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New Second CityComedy From The Second City ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
An amazing early moment for The Second City – recorded here with a cast that includes Alan Arkin, Paul Sand, Barbara Harris, and Severn Darden – with a bit of music from William Mathieu! LP, Vinyl record album

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Second ComingSecond Coming ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A Chicgao obscurity – by a group who add in a fair bit of jazzy instrumentation to their mix! Titles include "Roundhouse", "It's Over", "Jeremiah Crane", "Landlubber", and "Requiem For A Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Simtec & WylieGettin' Over The Hump ... LP
Mister Chand/Mercury, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
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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