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Swing Out SisterIt's Better To Travel ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Was there a finer moment of 80s pop than this little gem? Maybe not – as the duo are at their most floppy-haired charming throughout – serving up some of the catchiest new romantic material of their generation, including the hits "Shout" and "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" – plus the tracks "Broken", "Listen", "Head Over Heels", "Mothers Talk", and "The Working Hour". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
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Songs From The Big Chair ... CD 3.99
Songs From The Big Chair (180 gram vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (180 gram vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP
Mercury (Germany), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Was there a finer moment of 80s pop than this little gem? Maybe not – as the duo are at their most floppy-haired charming throughout – serving up some of the catchiest new romantic material of their generation, including the hits "Shout" and "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" – plus the tracks "Broken", "Listen", "Head Over Heels", "Mothers Talk", and "The Working Hour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
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Songs From The Big Chair ... LP 14.99

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Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab) ... LP
Mercury/Mobile Fidelity, 1985. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
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(Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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10 CCDeceptive Bends ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, & Art MadJazz School ... LP
Mercury/EmArcy, 1956. Very Good- ... $9.99
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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New Thin LizzyJailbreak ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Thin Lizzy's 70s rock masterpiece! Sure it's the mainstream radio fare of the period, but this is one of those albums that put the classic in classic rock! The definitive Gorham-Robertson twin guitar attack keeps this set rocking nicely and Lynott's in prime form with a batch of extra classy hooks under the tough rock exterior. 9 tracks in all, with both well known numbers like "Jailbreak", "The Boys Are Back in Town" and 'Cowboy Song" and equally excellent sleepers like "Warriors", "Emerald" and "Fight Or Fall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Uriah HeepAbominog ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Canadian pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Uriah HeepLook At Yourself ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good ... $8.99
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(In the die-cut cover, including the mirror insert, which shows wear.)

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Uriah HeepMagician's Birthday ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has a small peeled spot in one back corner.)

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New Uriah HeepSalisbury ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Plays with some surface noise. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Sarah VaughanGreat Songs From Hit Shows Vol 1 ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Sarah VaughanMy Heart Sings ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Sonny Boy Williamson & The YardbirdsSonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Good+ ... $18.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear, a few light stains and a small bit of splitting and peeling.)

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YelloYou Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good ... $3.99
The first rumblings of the pop genius in Yello's music – a record that still has all the best quirky electronics of their first two sets, but which also focuses that energy into a sound that's often more direct and oddly hook-oriented on the best numbers! There's a really percussive vibe going on here – a quality that makes the album almost more darkly rhythmic than other efforts, but which also pushes some tunes ahead with quite a sense of drive – mixing early samples, analogue electronics, and Dieter Meier's always-great vocals into a sound that's still better than many of the countless groups who sprung up in Yello's wake. Titles include "I Love You", "Swing", "Heavy Whispers", "Crash Dance", "Lost Again", "Smile On You", "Pumping Velvet", and "Salut Mayoumba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has the remnants of a sticker.)

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Faron YoungFaron Young Sings The Best Of Jim Reeves ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
Titles include "Mexican Joe", "I'm Gonna Change Everything", "Guilty", "Is This Me", "He'll Have To Go", and "Four Walls". LP, Vinyl record album

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Various500 Miles To Glory ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has some wear and tape residue.)

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New VariousOriginal Gold Soul ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Louis Jordan, Eddie Chamblee, Arthur Prysock, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter, Cannonball Adderley, Billy Eckstine, Jimmy McCracklin, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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VariousBig Lebowski (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Mercury, 1998. New Copy ... Around November 28, 2014
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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New Captain Beefheart & His Magic BandUnconditionally Guaranteed ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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 a cutout hole.)

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New Def LeppardPyromania ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a few creases.)

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John Gregory OrchestraTV's Greatest Detective Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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 Bill HarrisGreat Guitar Sounds ... LP
Mercury/Wing, Mid 50s/1959. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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

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New Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 8 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A hard-wailing jam session from the original JATP series – a blistering recording of the 1947 Midnight Concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring players that include Howard McGhee, Illinois Jacquet, Bill Harris, Flip Philips, Hank Jones, and Ray Brown. The LP includes one long jam on "Perdido", edited and split across both sides of the 10". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mercury pressing. Cover has mostly split seams and a center split on the spine.)

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New KissAnimalize ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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

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New ABCLexicon Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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New Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley (aka Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago) ... LP
Mercury/Everest, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A later budget line reissue of this great session from 1959 – one that features John Coltrane playing with the Adderley group, recorded in Chicago when they were stopping through the city with Miles Davis' combo at the time! In fact, since the rhythm section includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and since Coltrane's sitting in with Cannon – the album's essentially a Kind Of Blue-era Miles album, recorded without Miles on trumpet, and grooving in a slightly more soul-based Adderley mode. Given the presence of Coltrane, there's a bit less of the gutbuckety soul jazz that Cannon was cutting in his own Quintet – but that's more than ok with us, as the Coltrane solos more than make up for that difference! Twe love Coltrane's "The Sleeper" and the set features 4 other numbers, including "Wabash", "You're A Weaver Of Dreams", 'Stars Fell On Alabama" and "The Tune Of The Hickory Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stains on front and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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New BabyBaby ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Bar-KaysLight Of Life ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear and a spot of sticker residue.)

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New George Barnes & Bud FreemanJazz Vignettes (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear, some aging, a bit of sticker residue, and an old sticker.)

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New Brook BentonBest Ballads Of Broadway ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label promo. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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New Blues MagoosElectric Comic Book ... LP
Mercury/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second bright blast of garage psyche grooves from Blues Magoos – their excellent Electric Comic Book set for Mercury – just as great as the first album! At this early point, the group brings a deliriously high energy approach, even in the studio – we can only imagine how incredible the live show must have been – but still with catchy harmonies and a wicked sense of humor. The organ and heavy drums is the bedrock for garage rock to come, too! Titles include "Pipe Dream", "There's A Chance We Can Make It", "Gloria", "Summer Is The man", "Baby I Want You", "Take My Love", "Rush Hour" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Blues MagoosPsychedelic Lollipop ... LP
Mercury/Sundazed, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New BohannonCut Loose ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of clubby tunes from Bohannon – a bit discoey, to be sure, but still with plenty of the odd rhythms and odd touches of his earlier work! The tracks here are all long and chunky – made up of strutting drum bits that are far from conventional, often topped by oddly riffing guitar that percolates in the tunes with a rough-edged quality that's far from mainstream disco. A few cuts feature bits of keyboards too, and some weird processing on the vocals – but the main groove here is really from the interplay of beats, bass, and guitar! Titles include "Cut Loose", "The Beat (part 2)", "Mighty Groovy", "At Night Fall", and "That's The Way It Goes" – all tremendous work even for a major label effort! LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has light wear.)

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New Jerry ButlerIce On Ice ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff – as Jerry's getting the full early Philly treatment here, with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Roland Chambers, and production by a young Gamble and Huff! The sound isn't nearly as icy as the old Vee Jay days – but that's fine with us, as Jerry is nice and soulful on tracks like "Moody Woman", "When You're Alone", "I Forgot To Remember", "Brand New Me", "What's The Use Of Breaking Up", and "Walking Around In Teardroops". Nice cover, too – with Jerry standing in a pile of fake diamonds! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam.)

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New Jerry ButlerYou & Me ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album by Jerry – recorded during a period where he was using his fame (and cash!) to showcase younger talents in soul music. In this case, the younger talents include Terry Callier – who contributed two songs to this album, including his semi-hit "Ordinary Joe", which Jerry does in a nice groovy style. Other tracks include "You & Me", "Real Good Man", "Life's Unfortunate Sons", "No Money Down", and "Winter Of A Loving Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover hastape laong the spine and some staining on the corners.)

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New Wild Child ButlerKeep On Doing What You're Doing ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Con Funk ShunLoveshine ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky genius from Con Funk Shun – working here under the production helm of Skip Scarborough, who seems to give them an even sharper edge than usual! The album's filled with those tightly compressed rhythms that Skip was so great in producing back in the 70s – grooves that seem to make more out of doing less – and which have a sense of space and timing that's totally impeccable. There's a few light jazzy touches at times too – bits of flute, sax, and organ that bring in a nice sense of depth, and which takes it far past easily classified funk! Titles include "So Easy", "Shake & Dance With Me", "When The Feelings Right", "I Think I Found The Answer", "Wanna Be There", "Can't Go Away", "So Easy", and "Magic Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some light edge wear and an unglued top seam.)
Also available Loveshine ... CD 13.99

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New Caroline CrawfordMy Name Is Caroline ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer soul set from Caroline Crawford – with production, arrangements, and songwriting by Hamilton Bohannon – soaring, beautiful, uniquely soulful sounds from the late 70s! Crawford's got a hell of a voice – equally well-suited to deeper soul ballads and uptempo groovers – and with Bohannon on board, there's plenty of groovers – although we like the mellow cuts just as much! Crawford was sort of Bohannon's big vocal discovery, and the Mercury efforts were a good use of his instrumental sound in a vocal driven framework – one that succeeds not just on the clubby soul level of his own records, but which also hits a more emotional tone than a lot of the dancefloor soul of the era. Johnny Allen contributed the string orchestrations – and titles include "Riding On Your Love", "Tell Me You'll Wait", "Coming On Strong", "It Rains Because" and "Caroline Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Robert CrayStrong Persuader ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Comin' At Ya! ... CD 13.99

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New Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetHere & Now ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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New Lita FordOut For Blood ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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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New Erroll GarnerFeeling Is Believing ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Canadian pressing.)

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New Herb GellerGellers ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New KeithOut Of Crank ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning pop from Keith – a record that's as great as his better-known 98.6 debut – and done here with an equally great blend of soulful undercurrents and soaring larger arrangements! The music has this great Jerry Ross groove – a mix of Motown and pop psych that really sends Keith's vocals to the skies – and titles include "Sugar Man", "Candy Candy", "Easy As Pie", "Hope Girl", "Be My Girl", and "Happy Walking Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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New Roland KirkWe Free Kings ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Roland Kirk's classic early recordings for Mercury, and the kind of stuff that has him mixing his wild reed playing with more traditional hardbop structures. Most of the tracks are quartet sides, with piano, bass, and drums backing Kirk up – but the real focus is on Kirks solos, which rave madly on tracks like "Three For The Festival", "The Haunted Melody", "We Free Kings", and "You Did It, You Did It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has yellowed tape residue on the corners.)

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New Kurtis BlowBack By Popular Demand ... LP
Mercury, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
For Kurtis Blow completists. Includes the title track, "Suckers In The Place", "I'm True To This" and "Blue Iguana". 10 tracks total. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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New Byron Lee & The DragonairesDisco Reggae ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear.)

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New Jerry Lee LewisSouthern Roots – Back Home To Memphis ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New MachitoAfro Cuban Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1950. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of Latin jazz from the early 50s – Machito's first "Afro Cuban Jazz Suite", written by Chico O'Farrill, and packaged here in the original 10" LP on Mercury, complete with the David Stone Martin cover! The set features a stunning mix of jazz and Latin playing, in a manner that was to forever shape the future of both musics – with solo work by Flip Phillips and Charlie Parker, and Latin percussion by Mario Bauza, Jose Mangual, Candido, and Machito. The writing and playing is superb, and Chico O'Farrill arranged the whole thing with an energy level matching his best early work! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing. Cover has a Clef Records sticker on one corner.)

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New Johnny MathisSounds Of Christmas ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip.)

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New Buddy MilesExpressway To Your Skull ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Buddy MilesThem Changes ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some moderate wear, partial seam splitting, and marker.)

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New MotorheadIron Fist ... LP
Mercury, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that builds and builds. With an excellent sexy cover, of course! Also includes "Honey", "Fopp", "Let's Love", "Ain't Givin' Up No Ground" and "Alone". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ohio PlayersMr Mean ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lesser-known 70s album by The Ohio Players – tunes recorded for the soundtrack of the late blacksploitation film Mr Mean, but also very much in the tight funk format of the group's Mercury work! Tracks are nice and long overall – almost in a stretched-out take on the soundtrack mode, so that there's more "chase" numbers than usual. The real highlight is the sweet sticky tune "Good Luck Charm" – sweetly tripping across a 9 minute ballad mode that's got plenty of spacious mellow grooving underneath. Other tracks include the short percussive "The Controller's Mind", plus "The Big Score", "Mr Mean", "Magic Trick", and the flute-funk "Speak Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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New Houston PersonPure Pleasure ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Slicker than usual for Houston Person, but still a pretty nice album of tighly produced R&B-oriented jazz. The group includes a lot of hip players, like Cecil Bridgewater, Paul Griffin, and Bruce Nazarian – and the record has arrangements by Jimmy Roach. Tracks are long, and titles include "Deja Vu", "Pure Pleasure", "Inseparable", and "Dancing Feet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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New Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington ... LP
Clef/Mercury, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Barney Kessel on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. Titles include "Sittin & Rockin", "John Hardy's Wife", "In A Mellow Tone", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear,a factory sticker on the front, and a bit of aging, with a sticker and a bit of pen on the back.)

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New Esther PhillipsAll About Esther Phillips ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Buddy RichRichcraft ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tighter than usual for Buddy Rich at Verve – but still a great little set, thanks to some soulfully swinging arrangements from Ernie Wilkins – who was really at the top of his game at this point in his career! The lineup is filled with great players – including Phil Woods, Harry Edison, Al Cohn, and Benny Golson – and in a way, the record almost grooves with some of the same energy that Quincy Jones was bringing to his big band records of the time – save for a bit more emphasis on the drums! Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Richcraft", "From The Sticks", "Song Of The Islands", and "Sweets Tooth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & a name stamp.)

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New RushArchives (Rush/Fly By Night/Caress Of Steel) ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used 3LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first three Rush albums, all served up in one sweet package! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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New RushMoving Pictures ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic – with "Limelight", "YYZ", "Red Barchetta", "Tom Sawyer", and "Vital Signs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear and remnants of a sticker on front.)

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New RushPermanent Waves ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorites – with "Spirit Of The Radio", "Entre Nous", "Jacob's Ladder", "Different Strings", and "Freewill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has remnants of a sticker on front.)

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New Sa-FireSa-Fire ... LP
Cutting/Mercury, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New ScorpionsWorld Wide Live ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Rod StewartEvery Picture Tells A Story ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real turning point for Rod Stewart – but a record that still holds onto all the wonderful sides of his work with the Faces, too! Includes the sublime "Mandolin Wind" – plus "Every Picture Tells A Story", "That's All Right Mama", "Reason To Believe", "Losing You", and "Maggie May". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with the fold-out cover, but the fold out is missing.)

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New Thin LizzyJohnny The Fox ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ok, so can we admit that we love this one for just what it is? Thin Lizzy's always been tops in our book – and at this point, they're at their best, and sound like everything that AM rock dreams are made of, albeit with a heavier crunch. However, in order to regain our credibility, we'll also point out that the album also contains the monster old school break "Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed" – with lots of tasty drums on the intro! Also includes "Johnny", "Rocky", "Borderline", "Don't Believe A Word", "Fool's Gold", "Old Flame", "Massacre", "Sweet Marie", and "Boogie Woogie Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New Uriah HeepLive – January 1973 ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the booklet. Cover has some wear.)

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New VariousChristmas In The Air – On The Air ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 60s Mercury promo album for radio – with Holiday songs by Johnny Mathis, The Platters, The Mitchell Trio, Brook Benton, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of tape on the spine, tape along the bottom seam, and a stamp and pen on the back.)

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New Brook BentonGolden Hits (portrait cover) ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Gene ChandlerGene Chandler Situation ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
Killer stuff from Gene! After recording a few sadly overlooked albums for Brunwsick, Gene hit big big big with this killer record on Mercury! The record virtually defines the Chicago soul sound of the late 60s – with arrangements by Tom Tom, production by Gene, and a great loping soul groove – but the best part of all is Gene, who's an amazing singer with a maturity that stretches years beyond his earlier hits, and which put him in a camp with the best of his generation. The songwriting is excellent throughout, with a great mix of uptempo numbers and heartbreakingly personal ones. Titles include "Groovy Situation", "Simply Call It Love", "Not The Marrying Kind", "Give Me a Chance", and "Hey, Little Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, half split top seam, and mostly split bottom seam.)

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New Charles EarlandGreat Pyramid ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most spiritual, soulful albums ever from the great Charles Earland – a set that's almost his answer to the keyboard styles of Lonnie Liston Smith in the 70s – and done with a very spiritual vibe! We love Earland on Hammond – but here he also plays Fender Rhodes, clavinet, moog, and Arp – never to excess – blended with the sort of full, soaring arrangements you might get from someone like Larry Mizell or Skip Scarbrough at the time! Many numbers feature vocals in the mix, but also showcase lots of keyboard solos too – again like Smith – and the album's got a sense of style, power, and ambition that really make us respect Earland even more – especially given that he handled most of the writing, arranging, and production. Titles include "Upper Atlantis", "In The Land Of Mu", "Drifting", "Mona Lisa", and "The Great Pyramid". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Great Pyramid (plus bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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New Doug SahmRough Edges ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Jimmy SmithSit On It! ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite later albums from organist Jimmy Smith – and a set that cooks heavily in a wicked blend of jazz, funk, and soul! The style's a bit like the groove that Johnny Hammond hit during his Gears period – arranged by Eugene McDaniels and Alan Silvestri, with an approach that's somewhere between Larry Mizell and Skip Scarborough – tight grooves, bits of vocals, yet plenty of room for Smith's keyboard solos to take off over the top! Players include Herbie Hancock on piano, Alan Silvestri on guitar, and Lenny White on drums – but the main star is Jimmy – who's grooving massively over the top of the album, with soaring solos that are some of his best work from the late 70s. Our favorite track on here is a masterful take of "Can't Hide Love", but there's a lot of other nice funky tracks like "Slippery Hips", "My Place In Space", and "Give Up the Booty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and small sticker on front.)

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New Sarah VaughanMagic Of Sarah Vaughan ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of magic here – a record with a different sound than some of Sarah Vaughan's earlier work – but one that's still pretty great! The backings here bring in plenty of strings, and a bit of voices – going for a full feel that's a bit like some of the country soul albums of the period – although Sarah herself is far from country, and nicely poised throughout. A number of the tunes are standards, but they have a different sort of feel in this setting – and Vaughan's vocals float nicely over the top, tying the whole thing together on tunes that include "That Old Black Magic", "Carefree", "Separate Ways", "Mary Contrary", "I've Got The World On A String", "Love Is A Random Thing", and "Sweet Affection". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Dinah WashingtonUnforgettable ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic late work from Dinah Washington – arranged and conducted by Belford Hendricks with a sublime feel that's perfect for her vocals! Titles include "This Bitter Earth", "Unforgettable", "When I Fall In Love", "The Song Is Ended", "This Love Of Mine", "A Man Only Does What A Woman Makes Him Do", and "A Bad Case Of The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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New Dinah WashingtonWhat A Difference A Day Makes ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "What A Difference A Day Makes", "Manhattan", "Time After Time", "It's Magic", "I Won't Cry Anymore", and "I Thought About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a small stain on one corner.)

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New Yarbrough & PeoplesTwo Of Us ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
A massive hit for the duo of Calvin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples – and for good reason too! The set's equally well-balanced between upbeat, keyboard-heavy groovers and key mellower tracks – just the kind of rounded record we might expect from Ashford & Simpson at their late 70s best, a pair who are a clear inspiration for the sound of this album! Lonnie Simmons handles production, and brings in some hip undercurrents – instrumental moments that get past the obvious, and which really make the record hold up nicely over the years – with a groove that's almost more 70s, and with a looser indie feel overall. Titles include "Don't Stop The Music", "Third Degree", "Crazy", "You're My Song", "Want You Back Again", "Two of Us", "I Believe I'm Falling In Love", and "Easy Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease near the top.)
Also available Two Of Us (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after another. The classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow – and the titles include "Sally Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! Loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP 22.99

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New Harry ArnoldHarry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Georgie AuldDancing In The Land Of HI-FI ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 Chuck BerryChuck Berry In Memphis ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Label and back cover have some old tape.)

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New Chuck BerryFrom St Louie To Frisco ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Jerry ButlerSoul Goes On ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 CallScene Beyond Dreams ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Con Funk ShunCon Funk Shun ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Terry GibbsExplosion ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Ole Hoyer17 – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Jackson HeightsKing Progress ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(US pressing.)

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New Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary remastered edition) (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Mercury, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 ... LP 8.99
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 4CD/DVD combo) ... CD 58.99
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 19.99

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New ModernairesLike Swung ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a split spine.)

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New Dee Dee WarwickI Want To Be With You ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 mono pressing. Cover has a bit of aging, with a factory stamp on the back.)
 
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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $9.99
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has some wear, a mostly split spine, some splitting on the other seams, a bit of sticker residue, and a couple of stains on the back.)

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Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley & Strings ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good- ... $11.99
An early album that features Adderley's beautifully edgey alto sliding nicely through a set of standards conducted by Richard Hayman. The album's not as strikingly emotive as other Verve "with strings"outings – such as the Charlie Parker & Strings sessions – but it is a great platform for the youthful Cannonball to do more than wail in a soul jazz kind of way, and it unlocks a much more thoughtful, introspective side of his playing not usually heard on record. A nice divergence from the usual – with titles that include "I Cover The Waterfront", "Two Sleepy People", "I'll Never Stop Loving You", and "Street Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing, with deep groove. Cover has aging, some wear, a split bottom seam, some splitting on the spine and top seam, and a small rip at the opening.)
 
 
 



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