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ScorpionsLove At First Sting ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Cover has a few small stains.)

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ShacklefordsUntil You've Heard The Shacklefords You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has tpae on the spine, a promo stamp, and some notes in pen on back.)

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Pete ShelleyHeaven And The Sea ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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Simtec & WylieGettin' Over The Hump ... LP
Mister Chand/Mercury, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The one and only LP released by this funky soul duo from Chicago! Simtec & Wylie were formed in the shape of Sam & Dave, Bob & Earl, Mel & Tim, and other famous 60s male duos – but they had a madder approach that was the fruit of many years of making funky 45's, and (given Simtec's solo work) probably quite a bit of controlled substances! Backings on the set are by the T-Boxes band – named after a weird guitar single on Simtec's own label – and the set's issued here on Gene Chandler's Mister Chand subsidiary of Mercury, designed as a showcase for new Chicago talents. Includes the funky cuts "Bootleggin", "Gotta Get Over the Hump", and "Put Up or Shut Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sir Lord BaltimoreKingdom Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
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Spanky & Our GangLike To Get To Know You ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Wild! If you don't know them, Spanky & Our Gang were one of the stranger pop groups of the late 60s – and they had a style that mixed sweet vocal stylings with bubble gum pop with groovy arrangements with a vague sense of nostalgia. This tiny little pop masterpiece was produced and arranged by Stuart Scharf and the great Bob Dorough, and is filled with one of the grooviest approaches to pop we've heard in ages. The album includes the sublime hit "Like To Get To Know You", set in a very different LP setting – plus great versions of "Suzanne" and "Everybody's Talkin", and the cuts "Stardust", "The Swingin Gate", and "My Bill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster. Cover has light wear and a small center split in the spine.)

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SteamSteam ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(White label promo. Cover has tape on the spine and some pen on back.)

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Carl StevensAfrican Sounds ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Swinging big band exotica stuff recorded for Mercury as part of their 35mm film series. Includes "Baby Elephant Walk", "Afrikaan Beat", "Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)", "Botha-Botha", "Jolly Jika", "The Call Of The Jungle", "Skokiaan", "African Waltz", "Wa-Chi-Bam-Ba (Valley Of A Thousand Hills)", "King Kong", "Tsetse Fly", and "Tiana-Tche (The Jungle Roars)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing.)

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StreetwalkersVicious But Fair ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cut corner and some edge wear.)

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Donna SummerBad Girls ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A super huge hit for Donna Summer – a disco classic as well as a pop crossover smash! The album was produced by disco powerhouse Giorgio Moroder, and featured the hits "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and "Dim All The Lights". Plus the songs "On My Honor", "Our Love", "Lucky", "There Will Always Be A You", "Sunset People", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeves. Cover has edge wear, some small stains, and a couple of rips on the back at the opening.)

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TchaikovskySymphony No 4 In F Minor Opus 36 – Antal Dorati/London Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $38.99
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(Stereo pressing, RFR 1 – in great shape!)

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10 CCOriginal Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
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(Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, & Art MadJazz School ... LP
Mercury/EmArcy, 1956. Very Good- ... $14.99
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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Miyoshi UmekiMiyoshi Sings For Arthur Godfrey – Miyoshi Umeki Sings American Songs In Japanese ... LP
Mercury, 1955. Very Good ... $7.99
An obscure American recording by Japanese vocalist Miyoshi Umeki – recorded under the aegis of Arthur Godfrey, with arrangements by Hugo Peretti! The tracks are a mixture of standards and tunes that have a slightly "eastern" feel – a bit kitsch, perhaps, but it makes for a nice album of vocal tunes with a twist that's slightly different than the usual 50s fare – and a surprising standout in the Mercury Records catalog of the time. Miyoshi sings in Japanese, which is quite a fresh sound amidst these American backings – and titles include "My Baby's Coming Home", "China Nights", "If I Give My Heart To You", "Teach Me Tonight", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "Slowly Go Out Of Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with a deep groove.)

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Uriah HeepBest Of Uriah Heep ... LP
Mercury, Early/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Sarah VaughanAt The Blue Note ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
Titles include "Paradise", "Time On My Hands", "Make Yourself Comfortable", "Honey", and "It's Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Sarah VaughanGreat Songs From Hit Shows Vol 1 ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Sarah VaughanMagic Of Sarah Vaughan ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, a sticker on the front, and some surface wear on the back.)

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Sarah VaughanSassy Swings The Tivoli ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Arrangements by Quincy Jones – with titles that include "I Feel Pretty", "Sassy's Blues", "I Cried For You", "Lover Man", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a stained corner, large name in marker on front, and clear tape on the corners.)

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Sarah VaughanWonderful Sarah ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Nice 50's material from Sarah, with a sound that's perhaps a bit more arranged than her jazz albums for Emarcy, but still quite nice in the vocal department, especially as the set includes a nice batch of sensitive and obscure material. We're not sure who did the arrangements, by they sound as if they might be by Billy Byers. Titles include "The Other Woman", "Experience Unnecessary", "Idle Gossip", and "Johnny, Be Smart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing with a deep groove.)

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Dinah WashingtonGolden Hits Vol 1 ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(1970s pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Slappy WhiteAt The Playboy Club ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good- ... $3.99
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(White label promo. Cover has some wear and a few stains.)

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Bar-KaysFlying High On Your Love ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A great step forward for The Bar-Kays – an album that actually has them taking on a few mellower moments, amidst the heavy funk you might expect – yet all without softening their groove at all! The album's very much in the best spirit of the group's Mercury debut – still recorded in Memphis, with production that's tight, but never uptight – enough to firmly put the group at the top of the funk superstar scene of the mid 70s, yet never sell out the rich Memphis groove that first got them going! Titles include "You Can't Run Away", "Let's Have Some Fun", "Can't Keep My Hands Off You", "Whatever It Is", and "Shut the Funk Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a few creases and some stains on the opening.)

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Jerry ButlerSoul Goes On ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has split seams.)

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Serge GainsbourgConfidentiel ... LP
Philips/Mercury (France), 1963. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing too confidential here, given the openness that Serge Gainsbourg brings to his music – and a great early 60s session that has Serge working with spare jazz backing, courtesy of bassist Michel Gaudry and guitarist Elek Bacsik! With no other percussion, piano, or orchestral backings to support his vocals, the album is one of Serge's most intimate – a strangely personal portrait of his work, as the two stringed instruments weave webs of rhythm and melody against Serge's raspy vocals on tunes like "Maxim's", "Negative Blues", "Elaeudania Teiteia", "Chez Les Ye Ye", "Scenic Railway", and "No No Thanks No". Despite the absence of other instrumentation, the effect is wonderfully full – and the songs sparkle as much as Serge's other work from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing from the late 90s.)

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

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New Buddy MilesThem Changes ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 edge wear, some seam splitting, and a name in marker on the back.)

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Charles MingusPre Bird ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An unusual chapter in the label-hopping career of Charles Mingus – a one-off date recorded for Mercury right after Mingus' legendary sessions for Columbia! The format here may well be Mingus' most ambitious to date – as the album features larger groups than before, exploring a range of musical ideas that run from Charles' own highly political expressions of the Civil Rights era to some of his landmark explorations of Duke Ellington! As always, the individual players in the group are given a strong voice in the proceedings – and the record bristles with energy from solos by Ted Curson, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Yusef Lateef, and a young Joe Farrell – as well as vocal performances by Lorraine Cousins, who sings on the classic "Weird Nightmare" and the haunting "Eclipse". A tremendous record throughout – filled with life, imagination, and boundless creativity – with titles that include "Mingus Fingus no. 2", "Weird Nightmare", "Eclipse", "Bemoanable Lady", "Half Mast Inhibition", and "Prayer for Passive Resistance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and discoloration from age.)

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Josh WhiteJosh White's Blues ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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

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New William BellComing Back For More ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful post-Stax album from the great William Bell – a set that has the singer still stepping out with all those great deep soul modes from the 60s, but also finding a hipper, more laidback approach as well! There's a beautiful mellow vibe to the record – one that recalls some of Millie Jackson's best ballad work of the time, especially in the way it warms things up with a bit of class, while taking away none of the power of the vocals. Bell produced and arranged the whole set with help from Paul Mitchell – and there's still lots of nice down home themes and feelings to the record, but William's also working with a bubbling groove that comes off great – and which updates his sound without selling his soul – making for a great set in the modern/southern mode. Titles include "Tryin To Love Two", "If Sex Was All We Had", "Relax", "You Don't Miss Your Water", "Coming Back For More", "Just Another Way To Feel", and "I Absotively Posolutely Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coming Back For More ... CD 11.99

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New Berlioz/Saint Saens/Chabrier/Meyerbeer/De LisleVive La Marche – Paul Paray/Detroit Symphony ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Mono pressing. Cover and label have a small cutout hole.)

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New Blue StarsPardon My English ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from this fab French vocal group – their second LP, and infinitely harder to find than the first! The group was led by Blossom Dearie – the American singer, living in Paris at the time, and in the vein of groups they inspired (Les Double Six, The Swingle Singers) The Blue Stars sing vocalese versions of jazz standards, done in a romping groovy style that's a bit like Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, but perhaps less solo-oriented. Titles include "Move", 'I'll Remember April", "Please Be Kind", "Promises & Lies", "Don't Be That Way", and "Bernie's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing with deep groove.)

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New Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me (Trip) ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the sharp, thoughtful mode that marked both Cohn and Sims' sessions – but also a bit more earthy, too – possibly because they've got Mose Allison in the combo on piano. The album includes the incredible spare sax-only track "Improvisation For Unaccompanied Saxophones", which is an extremely haunting track that sounds unlike anything the pair had ever done together – and other titles have the full quintet playing, tunes that include "The Opener", "The Note" and "You N Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Trip reissue. Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Con Funk ShunCandy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Con Funk Shun really hit a tight groove on this one – late 70s dancefloor funk at its finest – and a turning point for the group that set the scene for 80s grooves to come! The killer group vocals, thumping funk bass and punctuating horn blasts are in full effect, and the group is also starting to work more with synthesizers and electronic sound washes – the spacey touches blending perfectly with their tried-and-true funk. A great batch of tunes, well-produced by the group and Skip Scarborough, and ear-pleasing tunes all the way – sparkling with a great blend of bassy funk and smooth ballads! Tracks include "Fire When Ready", "Chase Me", "Not Ready", "Da Lady", "Candy" and "(Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind", "Main Slice" and "Images". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has a bit of marker.)

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New Con Funk ShunFever ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun groove into focus – a style that's not nearly as commercial as Deodato's work with Kool & The Gang, but which shares a similar blend of jazz and modern soul elements! Most tracks groove nicely, even some of the mellower ones – and Deodato's got a perfect balance in the sound of the set – keyboards, beats, and bass all in the right places, with plenty of soulful vocals flowing warmly over the top. Titles include "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", "Hard Lovin", "If I'm Your Lover", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Indiscreet Sweet", and "Baby I'm Hooked". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a creased corner.)

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New Jimmy Dale & Mark ShekterBS I Love You – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy little soundtrack – mostly vocal, with tunes written by Mark Shekter that have sort of a hippy early 70s feel. The vocals are nice – kind of an extension of 60s pop soundtrack styles – and the backings are by small combo rock groups who still have a good flair for a groove. Titles include "Gold Star Promotion", "Ordinary Man", "Cause I Don't Have You", "Is There A Place", "Going To Take A Ride", and "Life Going Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New DebussyLa Mer (The Sea)/Iberia (Images For Orchestra No 2) – Paul Paray/Detroit Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam with tape residue and tape along the bottom seam.)

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New DellsWe Got To Get Our Thing Together ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big move to Mercury for the Dells, after a pretty successful run at Cadet in the late 60s and early 70s – but the group's still in fine form vocal-wise, and on many of these they're still working with the great Don Davis, who gave the band a strong 70s soul groove, similar to his work with The Dramatics. Charles Stepney produced the great "Love Is Missing From Our Lives", which features guest work by The Dramatics, and a great sound that's very much in the classic 70s group tradition. Other nice cuts include "Overnight", "We Got To Get Our Thing Together", "Thank God You're My Lady", and a version of Terry Callier's "You Don't Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy ring & edge wear, with some bending in the corners.)

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New Dexys Midnight RunnersDon't Stand Me Down ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(German pressing.)

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

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

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New GouldFall River Legend (Ballet Suite)/Spirituals – Hanson/Eastman Rochester Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Early mono pressing.)

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New JuniorAcquired Taste ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(German pressing.)

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New Roland KirkGifts & Messages ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest Roland Kirk albums – and a great one! The record features Kirk in his prime early years – before he got totally nutty, and when he would still play straight soul jazz/hard bop, but with kind of a mad twist, and with strange instrumentation. Horace Parlan's on piano, and his work on the keys, as always, is a real treat – and it keeps the album grooving along at a nice pace. Most tracks are originals, written with Kirk's unique sense of whimsy and humor – and titles include "Blues For C&T", "Hip Chops", "Gifts & Messages", "Vertigo Ro", and "Where Does The Blame Lie?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some very night wear in two corners, but this is a great copy!)

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New Ramsey Lewis TrioDown To Earth ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From their inception in late 1956, Ramsey Lewis and his famous Young/Holt-era trio were destined for great jazz fame. This 1958 session on Mercury (then based in the group's native Chicago) catches the trio right at the beginning – when they were taking tunes that were pretty well known, and turning them into tight, jaunty, often comically-tinged soul jazz numbers that were very popular with the folks at the downtown clubs. As proof of that, the album features Lewis-arranged versions of many familiar favorites – including "Dark Eyes", "Come Back To Sorrento", "Greensleeves", and "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child". Also includes a few originals – like "We Blue It" and "Soul Mist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Clyde McPhatterGolden Blues Hits ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the greatest post-Atlantic album by singer Clyde McPhatter – and one of the few Mercury sessions to capture him in that raw and crackling mode that first characterized his solo work after The Drifters! Part of the reason for this might be the setting – which, as hinted by the title, has McPhatter singing his own versions of famous R&B hits of the 40s and 50s – done here with backings that are very much in an Atlantic 50s mode, creating a spirit that Clyde really seems to match in his vocals. Titles include "What Am I Living For", "The Clock", "Raining In My Heart", "CC Rider", "The Bells", "Honest I Do", and "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear and a small stain on the back.)

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New Joe NewmanJoe Newman Quintet At Count Basie's (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little set by Joe – recorded live, and much more freewheeling than some of his other albums from the time! The set's unusual for Joe, in that it's got more of a down and dirty approach – not exactly soul jazz, but with a much more gutbuckety groove than we might have thought! Newman's playing here with a great group that includes sax work by Oliver Nelson – working on tenor, and always a treat in a set like this – plus piano by Lloyd Mayers, drums by Ed Shaughnessy, and bass by Art Davis. Includes the long original tune "Wednesday's Blues", plus "Caravan", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Someone To Love", and "The Midgets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Graham ParkerHeat Treatment ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear.)

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New Junior ParkerLike It Is ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very nice stuff by Junior Parker – recorded by Bobby Robinson, and produced with a style that's a lot smoother than you'd expect. The record meshes blues and soul, in a manner that gives Junior some of the best settings we've ever heard on record. Titles include "Come Back Baby", "Just Like A Fish", "Country Girl", "Sometimes I Wonder", and "Cracked Up Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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New PlattersEncore Of Golden Hits ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New LJ ReynoldsLovin' Man ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LJ's second album for Capitol – a nice batch of modern soul tracks with an equally warm soulful groove as his first for the label! Gene Dozier and L.J. produced most of the cuts on here, and although there might be a bit more DMX than you'd expect, the general groove is still pretty nice. Titles include "Lovin Man", "Love Me All Over", "Love Take 2", "Don't Let Nobody Hold You Down", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Rush2112 ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that's more important to us than we might care to admit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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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
(Later Canadian pressing, in a non-gatefold sleeve. Cover has some light wear and a bit of wrinkling on the front near the bottom.)

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New StylisticsLove Spell ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing vocals from The Stylistics – one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s, heard here on one of their few albums for Mercury Records! As with their previous set, the group's very firmly in the hands of Teddy Randazzo – who comes up with a warm, mellow, east coast vibe that's perfect for the group – one that still hangs onto all the best elements of their earliest classics, yet updates the sound a bit too – almost going for a more sophisticated sound, yet still heartbreakingly youthful too! Titles include "Broken Wing", "One Night Affair", "Love Spell", "Love At First Sight", "Fantasy", and "I Won't Forget To Tell You I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Thin LizzyBad Reputation ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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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. Cover has edge wear and a light stain.)

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New Sarah VaughanGolden Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dozen classics from sassy Sarah Vaughan's Mercury years, including "Misty", "Broken Hearted Melody", "Make Yourself Comfortable", "Autumn In New York", "Moonlight In Vermont", "How Important Can It Be", "Smooth Operator", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Eternally", "Poor Butterfly" and "Close To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has tape along the top & bottom seams.)

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New Dinah WashingtonI Wanna Be Loved ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key set in the early 60s recasting of Dinah Washington's sound for a younger generation – and a record that pairs Dinah's great vocals with some lively arrangements from Quincy Jones! The Q really knows how to hip things up for the record – taking the familiar tunes of the themes and grooving them up with a bit more punch – swinging things ever so lightly as to brighten the mood that might otherwise make for a much bluesier album overall. Titles include Mel Torme's "Stranger in Town" plus "Don't Explain", "When Your Lover has Gone", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" and "You're Crying", "Blue Gardenia", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a mostly split top seam, light wear and some ink stamps on the back.)

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New Dinah WashingtonUnforgettable ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily 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

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New Josh WhiteBeginning Volume 2 ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label promo. Cover has a promo ink stamp on the back.)

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New Josh White/Big Bill BroonzyJazz Greats Vol 4 – Folk Blues ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Drummer logo deep groove pressing! Cover has some oxidation, but is very nice overall.)

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New VariousScreamers – Frederick Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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New Bar-KaysAs One ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Bar-Kays definitely groove as one on this tight little set – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm production! The group have come a long way from their fuzzier funk roots by this time, but they're still sounding great – thanks to a matured outlook on their music, one that has them fitting nicely alongside some of their Mercury ensemble funk contemporaries – but in ways that still make them stand out from the pack! Titles include "Body Fever", "As One", "Say It Through Love", "Open Your Heart", "Deliver Us", and "Take The Time To Love Somebody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, light stains, a sticker in one corner and a small dent in the spine.)

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New Brook BentonLie To Me ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Label has a bit of sticker residue.)

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New Chuck Berry & The Steve Miller BandLive At The Fillmore Auditorium ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 some wear and a wavy corner.)

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

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New Dvorak/BruchViolincello Concerto/Kol Nidrei – Janos Starker/Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Living Presence white label mono promo – in great shape!)

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New Electronic Concept Orchestra (Eddie Higgins)Cinemoog ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
This album features Chicago jazz legend Eddie Higgins playing the moog on a number of soundtrack-related cuts, including "Theme from Z", "Mah-Na, Mah-Na", and "Midnight Cowboy". Hip sound, and a great use of the moog. Spooky. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gilberto & The Musicabana OrchestraCha Cha Cha ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear, a bit of aging, a bit of pencil on the back, and small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New HarmonicatsCommand Performance ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Beautiful 50s pressing!)

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New Quincy JonesMirage – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked, but very groovy soundtrack by Quincy Jones! The record has a mix of easy jazz and a few harder-edged themes – dramatic throughout, but with washes of crime jazz, bossa, and some floating easy scoring. Players aren't listed, but you can bet they're the usual high-level crop of jazzmen that Quincy would get for his mid 60s Mercury sides. Titles include "Dead Duck", "Purple Prose", "Boobie Baby", "Shoot To Kill", "A Shot In The Park", and "Turtles Last Lap". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has avery light stain at the bottom, some light creases, and discoloration from age.)

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New Clyde McPhatterLive At The Apollo ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Clyde's hardest records of the 60s – with a raw full-on sound that recalls some of his best R&B work for Atlantic! The album's recorded live at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem – and the style of the recording is definitely taking a few pages from the James Brown "live" book, especially because we'd swear that a few of these tracks are studio numbers with applause dubbed in! (And interestingly enough, there's a registered trademark next to the "Live At The Apollo" on the inside label – making us wonder if someone copyrighted the concept of recording at the theatre!) Titles include "What's Love To Me", "Baby Baby", "Ta Ta", "Deep In The Heart Of Harlem", "Hold My Hand", and "Without Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some wear and a split bottom seam.)

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New Buddy MilesExpressway To Your Skull ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used Gatefold ... 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 wear, a center split and wide pieces of making tape on part of spine, and a wide piece of masking tape with a small rip on both the front and back.)

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New Buddy MilesMessage To The People ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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

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New Buddy MilesWe Got To Live Together ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Pure crossover genius from Buddy Miles – a great mix of funky soul and rockish touches – and the kind of record that easily put Buddy in the same camp as Sly Stone or The Isley Brothers with mainstream audiences of the time! Tracks here are a bit longer and more jamming than work by either of those two artists – with the kind of heavy guitar and horns that played heavily to the Fillmore crowd – but the overall sound of the record is a fair bit more soulful and even funkier than some other Miles' efforts from the earlier years too, with plenty of his tight drums in the mix! Titles include a great 12 minute reading of the title track "We Got To Live Together" – plus "Take It Off Him & Put It On Me", "Runaway Child", "Walking Down The Highway", and "Easy Greasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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

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New David OliverMind Magic ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Smooth jazzy soul, with excellent production by Wayne Henderson and his At-Home Productions team. David Oliver's got a deep baritone voice, and it slithers sexily through tracks like "Private Secretary", "Who Are You", "Take My Emptiness", and the great mellow groover "I Wanna Write You A Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear and stuck-on paper on back.)

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New Rachmaninoff/TchaikovskyPiano Concerto No 2 Op 18/Piano Concerto No 1 Op 23 – Byron Janis/Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orch/Herbert Menges/London Symphony Orc ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Stereo, RFR-1 pressing. Cover has a promotional stamp.)

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New Schuller/FetlerSeven Studies On Themes Of Paul Klee/Contrasts For Orchestra – Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Mono pressing.)

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New Velvet UndergroundLive 1969 ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The mid 70s double LP release of the Velvets live – just past the uber prime point, in 1969 after Doug Yule had steeped in for the departed John Cale! Includes very solid live versions of benchmark numbers, with the VU sounding remarkably sharp on stage on the classics and more. Includes "Waiting For My Man", "Lisa Says", "What Goes On", "Sweet Jane", "We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together", "Femme Fatale", "New Age", "Rock And Roll" and "Beginning To See The Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New Dinah Washington, Terry Gibbs, Max Roach, & OthersNewport 58 ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams.)

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New Jan AugustCha Cha Charm ... LP
Mercury/Wing, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Mono pressing in an alternate cover.)

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New Bitter End SingersThrough Our Eyes ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Xavier CugatBest Of Cugat ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
We're not sure that this was actually a "greatest hits" because it's hard to find these tracks turning up elsewhere but it's a nice batch of lighthearted Latin dance tracks in any case. Tracks include "Mama Inez", "Tea For Two", "Taboo", "Sway", "It Happened In Monterey", "Always In My Heart", and "Amapola". For the most part the songs are fun and jolly with just a few that are a bit more dramatic and sweeping. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has tape on the spine and some pen on back.)

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New Frank D'RoneAfter The Ball ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut by singer Frank D'Rone – an excellent vocalist in the Pal Joey mode! Frank hailed from Chicago, and was a second (or third) tier singer – a bargain basement Sinatra, with a rougher style that actually has a great edge, and which recalls the tougher days of barroom gigs for singers who weren't so lucky as those with their name in lights. Billy May handled the arrangements on the set, giving D'Rone a swinging, jazzy kind of feel that pushes the record a bit farther than his other Mercury album from the 50s – and the whole thing's brings a nice punchy kind of feel to tracks that include "It's You Or No One", "Warm All Over", "After The Ball", "Oh Look At Me Now", and "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a spot of tape on the spine, a ripped corner on the back, and some pen on the back. Lable has a sticker.)

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New Roy DruskyCountry Music All Around The World ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Gold label pressing. Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip. Back cover has WGN Library letters.)

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New Dave DudleyRural Route No 1 ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip.)

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New Billy EckstineNow Singing In 12 Great Movies ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title says it all – as Billy sings themes from 12 big movies of the late 50s and early 60s – familiar tunes done here in a nice soulful setting, with arrangements by Billy Byers, and Bobby Tucker at the head of the orchestra. Titles include "More", "The High & The Mighty", "Moon River", "Never On A Sunday", "The Good Life", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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New Everly BrothersBorn Yesterday ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Everly BrothersEB84 ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Erroll Garner/Leith StevensNew Kind of Love – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
We always love Erroll Garner in a fuller setting – something that's not always easy to find on record – and this album features his piano in the lead, over the top of some great backings from Leith Stevens – known best for his jazz soundtracks of the 50s! Stevens' provides a light bank of strings and woodwinds as support for Garner – and some of the best tunes here have a slight bossa undercurrent – quite sparkling, and very nice overall. Titles include "The Tease", "Mimi", "Paris Mist", "Fashion Interlude", "Louise", and "Theme From A New Kind Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing.)

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

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

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New Sarah VaughanGreat Songs From Hit Shows (2LP set) ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(Original pressing. Cover has a split spine that has a spot of tape with a small rip, some splitting and masking tape on the bottom seams, some making tape in another corner, some marker, and some pen. Labels have stickers and some marker.)

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New Scott WalkerScott – The Collection 1967 to 1970 (5LP set) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Fontana/Mercury (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5 LPs ... Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest music ever recorded – seminal sounds from one of the most enigmatic artists to ever walk into a recording studio! This wonderful set brings together the five key albums in the early career of Scott Walker – Scott 1, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4, and Til The Band Comes In – music that's beyond description, and which came as a real surprise to folks who'd only known Walker as a poppish act just a few years before! Scott draws from a few key moments of mid-century pop music – with an especially strong influence from Jacques Brel – but he also adds in plenty of his own words and darkly complex themes – all set to lavish orchestrations that feel like mainstream music, but which are something deeper and much spookier underneath! The balance is amazing – a mixture of modes that comes off with the same sort of edge you'd get in a classic Ingmar Bergman film, or a vintage episode of The Prisoner – one of those weird once-in-a-lifetime pieces of work that comes forth with a compelling aesthetic that's all its own. We love these records to death, and have done so for decades – and this LP set features all 5 albums on 180 gram vinyl, with a lavish 40 page booklet too! LP, Vinyl record album
(5LPs on 180 gram vinyl. Includes a 40+ page, full-sized booklet of notes and photos.)
Also available Scott – The Collection 1967 to 1970 (5CD set) ... CD 36.99
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
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. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, some splitting on the other seams, and some small light stains on the back.)

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Cannonball AdderleyLush Side Of Cannonball ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
A wonderfully mellow set of ballads recorded by Cannonball, with orchestral backings by Richard Hayman. The album's typical of the kind of "all over the map" approach that Mercury used during Cannon's early years – before he'd settled down into the one-man soul jazz factory he later became – but it's also a great chance to hear Adderley working his horn in a style that doesn't show up much in later years. Hayman's orchestrations are less challenging than some of the Verve "with strings" sessions – but the overall work is solid, and the album's a dreamy mix of tracks like "I Cover The Waterfront", "Street Of Dreams", "You Are Too Beautiful", "Lonely Dreams", and "Two Sleepy People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover looks nice overall, save for some moisture on the back along part of the opening.)

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Georgie AuldGeorgie Auld In The Land Of HI-FI ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
A real cooker from Georgie Auld's years on Mercury – a record that comes across with some "hi fi" dynamics, but which also features a strongly swinging group overall! Auld's playing here with Frank Rosolino, Ray Linn, and Maynard Ferguson – and the mode's a bit like some of Ferguson's albums for Mercury in the same stretch – shorter tracks but with strongly voiced solos, especially on Auld's saxophone – which hangs nicely here between two eras of jazz in its phrasing. Titles include "In The Land Of Hi Fi", "Dinah", "Tippin In", "I May Be Wrong", "Swingin In The Moore Park", and "For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has yellowed tape residue on all seams, and notes in pen on back.)

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Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Herb Geller, et alBest Coast Jazz ... LP
EmArcy, 1954. Very Good- ... $24.99
Not west coast, but "best coast" jazz – a prime example of the way the Clifford Brown/Max Roach team helped to cook up the intensity of the LA scene of the 50s by infusing it with a bit of New York fire! The album takes off in the extended mode of Clifford's All Stars album – and like that one, features Max Roach on drums alongside a lineup of players that includes Herb Geller and Joe Maini on alto saxes, Walter Benton on tenor, Kenny Drew on piano, and Curtis Counce on bass – all jamming together in really extended, side-long tracks that have plenty of space for creative solo work and free-flowing improvisation! The format's a very unusual one for the 50s – and a great side-stream to the better-known Brown/Roach albums – with the 2 long tracks "Coronado" and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing, with deep groove. Cover has several white splotches under the gloss finish and masking tape on the seams, with some pen, light stains, and some pen on the back. Label has some marker.)
 
 
 



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