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Patti PageThree Little Words – Miss Patty Page ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
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(White label mono promo, with deep groove. Back paste-on has a couple of small rips at the top.)

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

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

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Quartet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1952. Very Good- ... $29.99
Early work from Oscar Peterson – a vintage Verve session that was originally issued in a 10" LP format – complete with an ultra-cool cover from David Stone Martin! The group features Oscar with frequent partner Ray Brown on bass – plus drums from Alvin Stoller and guitar from Barney Kessel – the latter of whom plays in a way that's different than the guitar/piano pairing Peterson got with Herb Ellis. The set features two long tracks – both nice and open, with a loose style that really gets Oscar going – and titles include "The Astaire Blues" and "Stompin At The Savoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, discoloration due to age, and some stains.)

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Louie RamirezIn The Heart of Spanish Harlem ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $69.99
One of THE killers of the Latin soul years – and a record that sometimes doesn't always get its due because it was issued on Mercury, not one of the New York indies! But don't let that association fool you, because this record's every bit as hard – if not harder than – any of the late 60s greats on Tico, Fania, or Cotique! Louie Ramirez is really at the top of his game here – leading a tightly smoking ensemble that's extremely heavy on percussion – timbales and congas really pushing hard on all numbers, often topped by English language vocals that are super-hip and very catchy! The whole record's got a really badass feel that easily makes it one of the best examples of Latin Soul you'll ever find – and it's filled with great tracks that include "Louie's Mozambique", "Love It Up", "Lucy's Spanish Harlem", "I Hear A Bembe", "Coffe & Bread", "The Bigshot", "Thinking Of You", and "The Boogie Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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

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Pete RugoloPercussion At Work ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A percussion-heavy batch of tracks that has Pete Rugolo starting from a mode explored heavily in the hi-fi years, but taking the genre into much jazzier territory! With the help of a large group of west coast players – including Don Fagerquist, Larry Bunker, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolini, Jack Costanzo, and Shelly Manne – Pete really makes things swing nicely, and brings in as much dynamic energy from the horns as he gets from the percussion! Titles include "Bongo Riff", "Drumerama", "Funky Drums", "Interplay For Drums, Bass", "Artistry In Percussion", and "1+4". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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RumourMax ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New RushAll The World's A Stage ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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RushHemispheres ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
One of our all-time favorites – with the classic part 2 of the "Cynus X1" saga – the mighty "Trees", and the post-rock jam "La Villa Strangiato". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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New RushMoving Pictures ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Very Good+ ... $8.99
The classic – with "Limelight", "YYZ", "Red Barchetta", "Tom Sawyer", and "Vital Signs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New RushPermanent Waves ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 some light wear.)

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RushPower Windows ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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New ScorpionsAnimal Magnetism ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good- ... $5.99
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(Includes the insert. Cover has wear.)

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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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Simtec & WylieGettin' Over The Hump ... LP
Mister Chand/Mercury, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
The one and only LP released by this funky soul duo from Chicago! Simtec & Wylie were formed in the shape of Sam & Dave, Bob & Earl, Mel & Tim, and other famous 60s male duos – but they had a madder approach that was the fruit of many years of making funky 45's, and (given Simtec's solo work) probably quite a bit of controlled substances! Backings on the set are by the T-Boxes band – named after a weird guitar single on Simtec's own label – and the set's issued here on Gene Chandler's Mister Chand subsidiary of Mercury, designed as a showcase for new Chicago talents. Includes the funky cuts "Bootleggin", "Gotta Get Over the Hump", and "Put Up or Shut Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithIt's Necessary ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $0.99
One of Jimmy's last albums for a major label in the 70s – a real back-to-basics set that was recorded live at the Jimmy Smith Supper Club in LA – the "home of fried cornbread and live jazz", and a venue that we certainly wish we could have visited! Jimmy's working here with an all-star group that almost recalls his Blue Note jam session work – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Teddy Edwards and Harold Land on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar – all coming together in gently-grooving numbers that have a classic soul jazz feel. Titles include "It's Necessary", "For Your Love", "Side Mouthin", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "I've Got Love On My Mind", and "Say It Again, Jim". LP, Vinyl record album

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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+ ... $1.99
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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 ... $9.99
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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New Rod StewartGasoline Alley ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Genius, pure genius – and a record that will completely revise your thinking about Rod Stewart – a set that will blow away all the cliches you might know from later years, and will have you re-examining his early years in all their glorious brilliance! The sound is amazing right from the start – heavy on acoustic instrumentation that offers up a much rootsier side of Stewart than his work with The Faces or Jeff Beck – yet at a level that still packs a hell of a lot of punch, thanks to these incredible drums that get the whole thing going right from the start – urging on the vocals to a crackling charm that's even more powerful here away from any big chart hits. Even familiar tunes are completely remade by the godlike early Rod – as you'll year on tracks that include "Only A Hobo", "Gasoline Alley", "My Way Of Giving", "Cut Across Shorty", "Lady Day", "Jo's Lament", and "Country Comforts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing, in the embossed gatefold cover.)

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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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Gabor SzaboNightflight ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Although this one's not from Gabor's classic period on the Skye label, it does have a nice R&B fusion sound to it, and was recorded at Sigma Studios in Philly. Bunny Sigler produced, and he gives the set a 70's soul sort of sound, but Gabor's cool guitar is still out front, and keeps the tracks sharp, in a sort of pop fusion way. Cuts include the spacey "Concorde (Night Flight)", plus "Babby Rattle Snake", "Smooth Sailin", and "Keep Smilin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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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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New Thin LizzyJohnny The Fox ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good- ... $3.99
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 ring & edge wear.)

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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 HeepAbominog ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Canadian pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Uriah HeepBest Of Uriah Heep ... LP
Mercury, Early/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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Sarah VaughanAt The Blue Note ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
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 VaughanClose To You ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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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 VaughanMy Heart Sings ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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New Sarah VaughanRecorded Live – The EmArcy Jazz Series ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
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(Cover has light staining & some light wear.)

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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+ ... $0.99
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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Dee Dee WarwickI Want To Be With You ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
Wonderful work from Dionne Warwick's lesser-known sister – a hell of a great singer, and one who packs even more punch than her famous sibling! The gem of a set has all the poise and class of Dionne, but comes across with a lot more soul as well – a great mix that's very much in the best New York uptown mode of the 60s, with production from Ed Townsend, and arrangements from the Teacho Wilshire, Jimmy Wisner, and Horace Ott! Even when strings and larger charts come into the mix, Dee Dee's vocals push right out front in the mix – really bringing a lot of feeling to tunes that include "Worth Every Tear I Cry", "I Want To Be With You", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", "Another Lonely Saturday, "House of Gold", and "Gotta Get Ahold Of Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing. Cover has a bit of aging, with a factory stamp on the back.)

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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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YelloOne Second ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Certainly a more pop-based effort than some of Yello's previous albums, but still a great little record – filled with playful electronics and a really unique sense of rhythm and groove! Even at the height of their fame, Yello never abandoned the spare analogue-heavy styles that made their early work so great – and for this set, they've almost kind of expanded that sound with a range of European and historical influences that make for a more widely fleshed-out version of their genius. Titles include "Goldrush", "Santiago", "Hawaiian Chance", "La Habanera", "The Rhythm Divine", "Moon On Ice", and "St Senor The Hairy Grill". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available One Second ... CD 1.99

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YelloYello 1980 to 1985 – The New Mix In One Go ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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(German pressing.)

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VariousVSOP Album – All Material Previously Unissued (4LP set) ... LP
Mercury (Japan), Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- 4LPs ... $58.99
A killer collection of previously-unissued jazz from Mercury Records – with material by Roland Kirk, Ben Webster, Dinah Washington, Bob James, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Cannonball Adderley, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi used to sell in the US, which has some light wear – but the whole thing's great overall.)

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New Graham Bond with MagickWe Put Our Magick On You ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Altoist Graham Bond had a long and varied career before he made this groovy rock/jazz album in the early 70s. He started as a committed Brit modernist, playing in Don Rendell's early group, then moved into the Beat Group era, with his Graham Bond Organization that featured him on organ and alto. This session recorded with his group Magick shows a similar extension from the Beat Group sound that was taken by Brian Auger – lots of longer jamming cuts, still with the R&B tinged jazzy playing at its base, but with lots of hippy dippy rock flourishes, like vocal passages that have kind of a spiritualist sound. The heart of the whole thing's still nice and jazzy, though – and titles include "Druid", "Ajama", "Forbidden Fruit", and "Moving Towards The Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear and an uglued bottom seamBoth labels have a small stereo sticker, with moisture staining, waviness, and peeling along parts of the bottom two to three inches and along part of 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 a partially split top seam.)

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Linn CountyLinn County ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some wear.)

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New Ray ManzarekWhole Thing Started With Rock & Roll Now It's Out Of Control ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Given where Ray Manzarek's career was going in the years after the breakup of The Doors, it's hard to say the whole thing's "out of control" – but we will admit that the album's a really compelling one, with some great moments that make us tip our hat to Mr M! There's a really varied feel to the set here – but the best moments have Manzarek bringing in a strong bit of jazz – showing off the keyboard talents first honed on 60s hits, but stretching out with some hipper grooves. Guests include John Klemmer, who plays a great solo on one track, plus Joe Walsh, Flo & Eddie, and even a young Patti Smith – featured as "poetess" in the credits! Titles include the funky "Begin The World Again", the searching jazzy number "Whirling Dervish", and the tunes "I Wake Up Screaming", "Art Deco Fandango", and "Bicentennial Blues". And honestly, there's kind of an artsy playfulness here that's years beyond The Doors, and which almost prefaces some of the more experimental New York work in later years. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Van MorrisonNo Guru No Method No Teacher ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Gene AmmonsJug Sessions ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double LP set pulled together in the mid 70s of Jug's bluesy bop sides cut in the late 40s for Mercury. Sidemen include Junior Mance, Albert Ammons, Israel Crosby, Gene Wright and lesser known Chicago locals like Wes Landers, Leo Blevins, Jess Miller and Ernest McDonald. As you'd expect the blowing is is nice and soulful, but nice and concise with the shorter takes that groups were doing in the era for the recording formats of the day. 28 numbers in all, including "Concentration", "Red Top", "Idaho", "Shufflin The Boogie", "McDougal's Sprout", "Hold That Money", "Shermanski", "Harold The Fox", "Jeet Jet", "Odd-En-Dow", "Going For The Okey Doak", 'Blowing The Family Jewels", "Dues In Blues", "Daddy Sauce's Airlines", "ABdullah's Fiesta", "Brother Jug's Sermon" and "Little Slam". LP, Vinyl record album
(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 light wear.)

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New Jerry ButlerJerry Butler Sings Assorted Sounds – With The Aid Of Assorted Friends & Relatives ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the albums in which Jerry Butler showcases the talents of a new generation of young Chicago soul talents – including Terry Callier, Donny Hathaway, Chuck Jackson (from The Independents, not the New York soul star), and his brother Billy Butler. Billy Butler had already scored big with his own singles on Okeh in the 60s, but Terry, Donny, and Chuck were still emerging soul talents at this time – and it was pretty darn nice of Jerry to give them exposure on a record like this. Proof that The Iceman always was much more than just the simple singer of pop hits that he always gets tagged for – as it was pretty magnanimous of him to share the wealth of his big contract with Mercury, not to mention pretty smart to infuse his career with some good young songwriting talent. The whole record's got a good groovy soul sound, and includes the cuts "How Did We Lose It", "If It's Real What I Feel", "What Is It", and "Do You Finally Need a Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Jerry ButlerSagittarius Movement ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the great albums of trippy soul that Jerry Butler cut with his Fountain Productions group of players, arrangers, and engineers – a group that borrowed a lot of talent from the Chess/Cadet studios of the late 60s. Jerry produced with Gerald Sims, and the arrangements were handled by Sims, James Mack, and Donny Hathaway (who also played piano on the record.) Tracks include "Ain't Understanding Mellow", "Windy City Soul", "True Love Don't Come Easy", and a lesser known Terry Callier/Billy Butler track called "Sail Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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New Jerry ButlerSoul Artistry ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful uptown soul from Jerry – with pre Gamble-Huff arrangements by Jo Renzetti and Jimmy Wisner. The tracks do a great job of maintaining the perfect Iceman sound from Jerry's late Vee Jay years, yet also hint nicely at the direction to come. Titles include "You Walked Into My Life", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", "Some Kind Of Magic", "The Way Of Love", and "Why Did I Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and a peeled spot on the back.)

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New Jerry ButlerSweet Sixteen ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost little gem from Jerry – recorded towards the end of his years with Mercury. The record's got Jerry working in a much hipper style than before, drawing off the pool of younger Chicago soul talents that he'd begun to collect on some of his earlier albums for Mercury – and the album features tracks by Leroy Hutson, Terry Callier, Marvin Yancey, and the team of Hanks and Grey. Richard Evans handled the arrangements, and they're a good extension of his work at Cadet – with strong bass-heavy soul grooves, augmented by strings and some great funky clavinet work. Titles include the funky classics "I'm Your Mechanical Man" and "You've Been Around Too Long" – plus "High Stepper", "Start Living It Up", "Sing To Me", "Take The Time To Tell Her", and "Playing On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Captain BeefheartBluejeans & Moonbeams ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit of a notorious record in the good Captain's career, cut in the transition between the original Magic Band and the fine later lineup that was responsible for the excellent LPs on Virgin. The sound is pretty spare, and without the mindbending twists and turns that Beefheart had made his trademark up to this point, and as such, is more of a straight blues and rock record. Van Vliet still sounds great, croaking his idiosyncratic lyrics in his own bad to the bone manner. 9 tracks in all, including "Party Of Special Things", "Same Old Blue3s", "Observatory Crest", "Pompadour Swamp", "Captains Holiday", "Rock N Roll's Evil Doll", "Further Than We've Gone", "Twist Ah Luck" and "Bluejeans & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bluejeans & Moonbeams ... LP 14.99

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

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New Chi-LitesHappy Being Lonely ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful beautiful work from The Chi-Lites – and a record that we might even say tops the best of their late Brunswick book! Despite the move from that label to Mercury, the group have a sound here that's still wonderfully fragile and harmony-focused – especially on the mellower cuts, which crackle with a sense of humanity that so many other harmony groups were losing at the time. But even the more upbeat tunes are great too – rolling along on some spacious arrangements by Tom Tom Washington, and showing that Chicago could come up with grooves to rival the sound of Philly! Titles include the great ballad "Love Can Be Hazardous", the Sam Dees number "Vanishing Love", and the titles "Don't Blame The World", "Message To The World", "Let Your Love Fall Like Rain", and "I Turn Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New CoplandSymphony No 3 – Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Heavy deep groove pressing.)

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New CovenWitchcraft ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An insane record – and very very spooky! This is the same group that recorded the hit "One Tin Soldier" – but the record is very different than that single. It's a black mass, ostensibly an anti-witchcraft record, but pretty darn spooky, so much so that you really think that these guys are taking the whole thing seriously. There's bits of rock on some of the record, but the scariest bit is the "Satanic Mass", which runs for 13 minutes, and is a real shocker in a Kenneth Anger kind of way. Oddly produced by the Dunwich Productions team from Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout hole and some peeling along the bottom 3 inches from moisture.)

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New Robert CrayStrong Persuader ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Deep PurplePerfect Strangers ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes original inner sleeve.)

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New Def LeppardPyromania ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a few creases.)

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

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

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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 some corner wear.)

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

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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

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New Coke EscovedoCoke ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible fusion of all the greatness that was going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s – put together by Coke Escovedo – the brother of Pete and Sheila E, former leader of Azteca, and onetime member of Santana! Yet this set sounds like none of that previous work at all – and instead is great grooving soul, infused both with the sophistication of fusion and some of the Latin elements of Escovedo's roots – all produced to perfection by Patrick Gleeson – who most folks know for his own spacey keyboard work with Bennie Maupin and others! The mix of elements going on is really complex, but comes across with effortless ease – one of those rare fusions that could happen at a bigger label when all the right talents were brought together. The record kind of "out-Fantasys" the best of Fantasy Records in the Bay Area at the time – and makes great use of singers Linda and Calvin Tillery, plus the great Harvey Mason on drums. Titles include wonderful covers of Lamont Dozier's "Why Can't We Be Lovers" and Leon Ware's "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" – plus the tracks "What Are You Under", "No One To Depend On", "Easy Come Easy Go", and "Make It Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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

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New HaydnSymphony No 94 Surprise/Symphony No 103 Drum Roll – Antal Dorati/Philharmonia Hungarica ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has some light wear and a small trace of an old sticker.)

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

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New Louis JordanSomebody Up There Digs Me ... LP
Wing/Mercury, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rough and raw classics from Louis Jordan – served up with a bit more of an R&B tinge than some of his work from the late 40s! There's a searing quality here that really hits hard on the instrumentation – guitar parts and saxophone riffs that clearly mark the space that Jordan helped allow in American music at the time – moved into nicely by the group here on their renditions of classic tracks from the Jordan book! Titles include "Run Joe", "Early In The Morning", "Caldonia", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Beware, Brother, Beware", and "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, with a small split on the top seam.)

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New Johnny MandelSandpiper ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing 60s soundtrack – one that's infinitely better than the film for which it was written! Johnny Mandel's at the height of his powers here – blending in jazzy elements from his west coast 50s roots with lush strings, shimmering orchestrations, and some complex touches that are simply breathtaking – really amazing music that marks a whole new level in film scoring for the 60s. The main theme – "The Shadow Of Your Smile" – was recorded endlessly in the decade – but the original version here is tremendous, spun out over a set of tracks that almost work like a mini-suite based on the same themes. There's some surprising jazzy elements at points – and titles include "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Art Gallery", "Bird Bath", "Seduction", and "Weekend Montage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Hugh MasekelaGrrr ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work from Hugh Masekela! The record features all instrumental tracks – all short, and with Hugh's funky South African trumpet rolling over the top! The overall sound is a lot less slick than on some of his late 60s hits – and you can really hear his roots in the South African jazz scene on this one. The tracks are spare, with a strong jazz component – and dancing piano lines behind the raspy and soulful trumpet and trombone solos that dominate much of the record. Titles include "U-Dwi", "Sharpville", "Sipho", "Kwa-Blaney", and "Mra". Don't pass this one up – because it's great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Buddy MilesBuddy Miles Live ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most soulful sets ever recorded by the Buddy Miles Group – a really searing set of live performances from 1971, often done in a way that has the band stretching out and jamming heavily! The core group seems a bit bigger than usual – with a lineup that includes guitar and organ alongside some heavier tenor, alto, trumpet, and trombone. The horns come on strong, but are offset by lots of searing guitar from Charlie Karp – and Buddy, as usual, is a real monster on the drum kit. There's plenty of instrumental moments here that cook with funky soul intensity – and titles include "Wrap It Up", "Joe Tex", "Take It Off Him & Put It On Me", "Down By The River", "Place Over There", "The Segment", and "Them Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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New Mike Nichols & Elaine MayImprovisations To Music ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear.)

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New David OliverHere's To You ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure – and best – albums by David Oliver, a smooth soul singer who recorded at the end of the 70s, with a warmly spiritual sound that had touches of Leon Ware, DJ Rogers, and other 70s smooth soul greats. This gem is produced by Wayne Henderson – who's really working at the top of his game here to give Oliver the best sort of jazzy backing, a slow stepping groove that's avoids some of the pitfalls that he fell into on earlier records. Titles include "Love TKO", "Easier Being Friends", "My Lady", "The Masquerade Is Over", "You've Got My Love With You", and "It Was Fun While It Lasted". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Paul Paray/John Corigliano/Melba MooreNaked Carmen ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A weird and wild concept album – a 70s recasting of Bizet's Carmen, with some cool moogy touches, and vocals from Melba Moore! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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

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New RachmaninoffSymphony No 2 In E Minor Op 27 – Paul Paray/Detroit Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing. Full color background cover. Cover has a split on the bottom seam.)

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New Max RoachMany Sides Of Max (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great record – and one that's a lot more unified than the title might make you think! The set has Max post-Clifford Brown, post-the hardbop group that followed Brown, in his more searching soulful mode, playing with some steller younger talents like Booker Little, George Coleman, Julian Priester, and Art Davis. The writing on the album's impeccable – and the set features a version of an early Muhal Richard Abrams composition, "Lepa", plus Bill Lee's "Connie's Bounce", and Roach's own "A Little Sweet", and "Tympanalli". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a stain on the bottom inch.)

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New RushCaress Of Steel ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear.)

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New RushExit... Stage Left ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New RushFarewell To Kings ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first half of the "Cynus X1" journey – plus "Closer To The Heart", "Xanadu", and "A Farewell To Kings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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New RushGrace Under Pressure ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New RushSignals ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New ScorpionsSavage Amusement ... LP
Mercury, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Sir Lord BaltimoreKingdom Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Used Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Jimmy SmithUnfinished Business ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mighty soulful business from the great Jimmy Smith – a set for Mercury Records that updates his sound slightly, yet also hits some classic Hammond lines too! Jimmy plays a bit of acoustic piano and keyboards in addition to his classic organ – and works here in a setting that's tightly arranged, yet mostly small combo – with work from Ray Crawford on guitar, Nolan Phillips on tenor and flute, and added percussion from Buck Clarke and Stephanie Spruill. Rhythms step along nicely in kind of a 70s take on 60s soul jazz modes – leaving lots of room for Jimmy to open up on his solos – but there's also a few other more ambitious moments, including a great take on "Serpentine Fire" arranged by Ronnie Foster – and a warmly wonderful "Stevie" – which is a suite of tracks dedicated to Stevie Wonder. Other titles include "8 Counts For Rita", "Blues For Charlie", "Until It's Time For You To Go", and "Norristown PA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Rod StewartBest Of Rod Stewart ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear & light staining.)

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New StylisticsIn Fashion ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure Stylistics albums of the 70s – a smooth late 70s modern soul effort, headed up by group soul maestro Teddy Randazzo! Teddy wrote, arranged, and produced the whole set – and the record nicely links together older group harmony styles, especially 60s uptown soul mode, with the more modern approaches that were appearing in the wake of the early 70s super-hit status of The Stylistics and other groups on the scene. The result is an approach that's more mature than the group's earlier work – still sweetly soulful, but also more confident and mature. Titles include "First Impressions", "You're The Best Thing In My Life", "Looking At Love Again", "I Can't Stop Lovin", and "California Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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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 Donna SummerBad Girls ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Donna SummerShe Works Hard For The Money ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last great pop records from Donna Summer – thanks to super huge radio and video play for the title cut – and to a huge amount of tuneful tracks put together by producer/arranger Michael Omartin! By this point, Summer isn't trying to fool anyone that she's a deeper soul artist – and has really relaxed into a reworking of her previous 70s disco mode – a catchier, more crossover-pointed style that kept Donna's fire going a lot stronger than most of her club diva contemporaries from the decade before. Titles include "She Works Hard For The Money", "Woman", "Stop Look & Listen", "Tokyo", "People People", and "I Do Believe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available She Works Hard For The Money (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 16.99

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New Swing Out SisterIt's Better To Travel ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(US pressing.)

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New 10 CCDeceptive Bends ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and an unglued bottom seam.)

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New Joe TexJoe Tex Spills The Beans ... LP
Dial/Mercury, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice early 70's record by Joe, with a mix of 70's funk tracks and tracks that have more of his classic southern soul sound from the 60's. Joe's raspy voice is as beautiful as always, and he's got some really sweet material on here like "Cat's Got Her Tongue", "All The Heaven A Man Really Needs", "Papa's Dream", "Living In The Last Days", and "You're Sure Gonna Get It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some wear.)

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New Thin LizzyJailbreak ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Sarah VaughanNo Count Sarah ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit of a joke – because the record features a batch sidemen from the Count Basie band – Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Freddy Green, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster, and others – all working with Sarah, but the Count's name is missing, due to contractual obligations! Despite that lack, though, the grooves are very much in the best Basie mode – full of soul and searing horn lines – at a level that makes the album one of Sarah's liveliest from the time! Players include Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenor, and Freddie Green on guitar – and Ronnell Bright handles the piano, instead of Basie. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Doodlin", "Just One Of Those Things", "No Count Blues", and "Missing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove.)
 
 
 



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