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Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, & Art MadJazz School ... LP
Mercury/EmArcy, 1956. Very Good- ... $19.99
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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Uriah HeepBest Of Uriah Heep ... LP
Mercury, Early/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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New Uriah HeepLive – January 1973 ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Includes the booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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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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New Sarah VaughanGolden Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Sarah VaughanGreat Songs From Hit Shows (2LP set) ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
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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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Sarah VaughanGreat Songs From Hit Shows Vol 1 ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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 ... $2.99
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 VaughanNew Scene ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Sarah grooves up her bag a bit here – working through some great 60s pop tunes, set to arrangements by Luchi De Jesus that have a nice little swing! The jazz component of the set is a bit muted, but Sarah's voice still sounds great – and the best tunes on the album have a groovy 60s approach that's a nice change, and in the same mod mode as work from the same time by Mel Torme – loungey, but still plenty darn great, and almost hipper than some of the other Vaughn work from the title. Titles include a great reading of Torme's original "Dominque's Discotheque", plus the tracks "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Sneakin Up On You", "Love", "Call Me", "Michelle", and "One Two Three". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sarah VaughanRecorded Live – The EmArcy Jazz Series ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Cover has some marks from sticker removal.)

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Sarah VaughanSassy Swings The Tivoli ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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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New Sarah VaughanVaughan & Violins ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A really rich album by Sarah Vaughan – recorded in Paris in 1958, with orchestrations by Quincy Jones – and large group backing that includes some great tenor work by Zoot Sims! The session's one of Vaughan's most cohesive albums of the period, and although it's got "violins" in the title, it's not too drippy or sleepy, thanks to Quincy – who keeps the whole thing moving along nicely, with just the right amount of swing and soul to work perfectly with Vaughan's vocals! Titles include "Live For Love", "Please Be Kind", "I'll Close My Eyes", "That's All", "Day By Day", "The Thrill Is Gone", and "Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the corners, a sticker on each side, and a light stain along the bottom.)

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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- ... $2.99
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(1970s pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Dinah WashingtonI Wanna Be Loved ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Very Good ... $1.99
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.)

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Dinah WashingtonUnforgettable ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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
(White label promo. Cover has a spot of old tape on the spine with a small rip and WGN Library letters on the back.)

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Slappy WhiteAt The Playboy Club ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good- ... $5.99
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(White label promo. Cover has some wear and a few stains.)

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Buddy MilesThem Changes ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very 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, moderate surface wear, some seam splitting, a small mark from sticker removal, and a bit of pen.)

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New Sil Austin & Red PrysockBattle Royal ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard-wailing tenor work from two of the late 50's best R&B sax stars! Both Prysock and Austin were often recorded by Mercury in albums that didn't show their best sides, or which didn't let them open up the same way as in their very popular live sets – but this album has them playing head-to-head, on long extended tracks that seek to recreate the "battle of the tenors" style from a few years back! The record features 2 long tracks – "Take The A Train" and "No 1 Sil" – plus a shorter mellower number, "Kenny's Blues". Very nice – and one that we almost never see on vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing, with adeep groove. Cover has light wear, with a sticker and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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New Pearl BaileyOne And Only Pearl Bailey Sings ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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New Bar-KaysAs One ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily 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. Dutch pressing.)

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New Bar-KaysPropositions ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tightly grooving work from The Bar-Kays – a set that's light years away from the sound of their Memphis roots, but still plenty darn funky overall! The album's got a tight bass-heavy approach to the music – the well-forged ensemble sound that graced the later years of the Bar-Kays' career, with nary a note out of place, and a sweet blend of keyboards over the bass, giving the tunes a strong electric feel – gliding wonderfully over romping rhythms on the upbeat tracks, and stepping sweetly on the album's few mellow gems. Titles include "Tripping Out", "Propositions", "Anticipation", "Do It (Let Me See You Shake)", "She Talks To Me With Her Body", and "You Made A Change In My Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dreamy little soundtrack to this lesser-known film – but a real bossa classic from the 60s, featuring original tunes by Luiz Bonfa and orchestrations by Deodato! The sound of the set is really wonderful – sometimes fragile, sometimes full – with a juxtaposition that beautifully links American soundtrack modes of the 60s and some of the bossa innovations associated with Bonfa and Deodato. Deodato's orchestrations are possibly the best side of the set – often light and airy with a similar approach to his Os Gatos work – but served up here in shorter snippets that allow a lot of variation on color and theme throughout the record. Album includes classic readings of "The Gentle Rain", "O Ganso", and "Non Stop To Brazil" – plus the tracks "Judy's Story", "Please Help Me One More Time", "Copa Beach", "It's Tempting", "Saturday In Rio", and "Across A Table". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stained corner and cutout hole.)

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New BrahmsSymphony 1 In C Minor Op 68 – Kubelik/Chicago Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Beautiful original mono pressing.)

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New Brothers Candoli (Pete & Conte Candoli)2 For The Money ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the harder to find 50s sessions from LA jazz brothers Pete & Conte Candoli – a twin-trumpet album with rhythm from Jimmy Rowles, Howard Roberts, Max Bennett, and Frank Capp. The tracks are a clean extension of mid 50s LA cool jazz – blown with a bit more edge, and perhaps a looser feel than some of the brothers' earlier work – and nicely swinging overall. Titles include "Splanky", "Rifts For Rosie", "Doodlin", "Blueing Boogie", and "Richard Diamond's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some ink stamps, the remnants of a sticker, and a stain on the front.)

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

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New EvidenceEvidence ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spacey Euro disco, released in the US by Mercury. The vocals are no standout, but the oddball science fiction theme from the cover carries over a bit into the production with some cool electronics that have a speeded up Kraftwerk sound. The best cuts – like "Explosion Of A Planet" and "Evidence's Message" – just have the electronics, and a tight dancefloor sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a promo stamp.)

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New Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel 3 – Melt ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Peter Gabriel at the top of his solo game – tight, focused, and coming across with a nice sort of edge – one that really sits nicely in the same late 70s generation that includes Bowie in Berlin, early Talking Heads, and some of the darker-minded work on the left side of the mainstream at the time! The guitars have a nice edge, but never dominate – and Gabriel's vocals are totally great – soaring with majesty, but never overblown, and deeply personal in all the right spots – but without any fake soul modes. Instrumentation is right on the money – processed nicely, but never overproduced – and hell, players on the album even include Brit jazz legend Dick Morrisey on a handful of tracks! Titles include "No Self Control", "I Don't Remember", "Biko", "Intruder", "And Through The Wire", and "Games Without Frontiers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
Also available Peter Gabriel 3 – Melt ... CD 4.99

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New Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Plays The Duke ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid 50s magic from vibist Terry Gibbs – a set that has Gibbs working through some material from Duke Ellington – but often with instrumentation that's quite unusual! The combo's a quartet – with Gibbs himself on vibes, marimba, and xylophone – alongside Pete Jolly on accordion, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Gary Frommer on drums – all grooving in some nicely remade versions of Ellington standards. The mix of vibes and accordion is quite striking, and really provides a fresh take on numbers that include "Caravan", "Rockin' In Rhythm", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and light stains on the back.)

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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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(Sealed – might be a later pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New HaydnSymphony No 59 In A Major (Fire)/Symphony No 81 In G Major – Antal Dorati/Festival Chamber Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo 70s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Heaven & EarthHeaven & Earth ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from this smooth Chicago vocal group! The album may well be the best the group ever recorded – and it features some stellar ballad work produced with a nice spacey tone, almost in a Rose Royce mellow mode – by Jerry Butler's Fountain Productions team and by Clarence Johnson, who brought the group up from the beginning! The real strength of the album, though, is the group's vocals – wonderfully harmonious, but with a rougher edge and a deeper soul than many other 70s groups of the same type. The album includes the massive semi-hit "Guess Who's Back In Town" – plus other good ballads like "How Do You Think You're Gonna Find Love", "Let's Work It Out", and "Distant Melody". The album also features some uptempo numbers – and other tracks include "Run & Tell That", "Dance A Thon", and "No Limit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New Bobby Jaspar & His All StarsBobby Jaspar & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
American release of this session by the famous French tenor and reed player, with backing by French players like Rene Urtreger, Sacha Distel, and Jean Louis Viale. The set's fairly straight boppish material, with occasional performances by Jaspar on flute. Tracks include "Minor Drops", "Milestones", and "Bag's Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Emarcy pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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New Quincy JonesGolden Boy ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet bridge between Quincy's big band recordings and his groovier soundtrack work of the mid 60s – as the record combines straight jazzy grooving with some of the cooler elements of Quincy's soundtrack scores, like stepping strings, wordless voices, and a breathy mellow groove that floats across the disc in a wonderful way! Aiding Quincy in the album are a host of top-line jazz players – including Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Woods on saxes – plus Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, and Jim Hall on guitar! Although titled after the show Golden Boy, only a few cuts here are from that musical – and the rest include Quincy Jones originals and some cool covers, given the Q twist. Titles include "Seaweed", "The Witching Hour", "Hard Day's Night", "The Sidewinder", and "Theme From Golden Boy", done in 2 versions, both great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pink label promo. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam, a spot of tape on the spine, and a promo stamp on the back.)

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New Jerry Lee LewisBoogie Woogie Country Man ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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
(Blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some staining on the back.)

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New Mort Lindsey40 Pounds Of Trouble ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Moms MableyMoms Mabley At The White House Conference ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Moms takes her case to the White House – yakking it up with the usual hint at off-color comedy, and a knack for a soulful approach that actually helped her bridge more audiences than other African American comics of the time. Routines include "Me & LBJ", "The Beggar The Crash", "Introduction To Opera", and "Funnies". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chuck MangioneFriends & Love – A Chuck Mangione Concert (single LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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New Harpo MarxHarpo At Work ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Remember how great and strange Harpo's musical interludes were in the old Marx Brothers' movies? Well, now you can have your very own collection of some of Harpo's lovely harp work recorded after he retired from the pictures. The record contains an original Harpo composition called "Harpo Woogie" and some more familiar tunes such as "Laura," "Solitude," and "The Man I Love." LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Record is great – and cover is mostly nice, but has a very light water stain near the bottom – mostly on back.)

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New Helen Merrill & John LewisHelen Merrill/John Lewis (aka Django) ... LP
Mercury, 1976/1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully moody album from singer Helen Merrill – recorded with backing by pianist John Lewis, in an overall feel that's got some of the styles that Lewis forged with the Modern Jazz Quartet! The tunes are familiar ones, mostly, but arranged in a style that's got wonderfully sad and somber touches – really bringing out the best of the dark qualities in Merrill's vocals. Backing is by a quartet with Lewis, Richard Davis, Hubert Laws, and Connie Kay – and titles include "Close Your Eyes", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "The Singer", "Yesterdays", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Mad About The Boy", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Buddy MilesMessage To The People ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily 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
(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)... Temporarily 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 Ohio PlayersJass-Ay-Lay-Dee ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While there was no naked bald lady on the cover of Jass-Ay-Lay-Dee, it is actually a move back towards the sweatier funk sounds of their more classic LPs. There's some tight playing and solid songwriting going on here, too, with a bit less of the smooth, sultry grooves with funky touches that stood out on their work earlier in the 70s.Includes the title track, plus "Funk O Nots", "Sleepwalkin", "Nott Enuff", "Time Slips Away/Shoot Your Shot" and "Dance (If Ya Wanta)". LP, Vinyl record album

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New OmniOmni ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only major label session cut by Chicago 80s groove trio Omni – done with a tighter feel than some of their indie work, but still pretty nice! The set's pretty heavy on electric drums, bass, and keys – but the strongest suit of the group is still their vocals – which come to the forefront strongly on the album's mellower numbers. Includes the Herbie Hancock-styled "Roctron", plus the cuts "Let Me Run It", "All For The One", "Only The Beginning", and "On & Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Louie RamirezIn The Heart of Spanish Harlem ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Ray RiveraLatin Workout ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy stuff from Ray Rivera! The record isn't really Latin soul, but it's got these larger arrangements from Claus Ogerman that are pretty darn groovy – and which have kind of a funky Latin easy kind of groove that's very nice! Includes a cover of "Ode to Billy Joe", plus the originals "Chuchy Frito Man", "Happy Laffer", "Magnifico", "Portrait Of Kim", and "Latin Workout". Very choppy and groovy – like some of the Claus Ogerman work on RCA, or like some of the Willie Bobo stuff from the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and one very light stain in one corner.)

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New Max RoachMax Roach With The Boston Percussion Ensemble ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Max's most experimental albums from the 50s – a set of serious compositional works performed in conjunction with the Boston Percussion Ensemble. The feel is very much in the mode of 20th century classical work, such as the recordings in the 60s by the Percussions Of Strasbourg – with a wide variety of percussion instruments used on the set, and Roach's drums at the center. Titles include "The Music Inn Suite", "Evolution", and "Variations On A Familiar Theme" – all written by Harold Farberman, who directs the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a bit of pen and some tape residue along the opening.)

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New Pete Rugolo10 Saxophones & 2 Basses ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The groovy off-kilter arranger from the Kenton band lays down some cool, but oddly orchestrated stuff in a setting with a big, fat bottom of 10 saxes and 2 basses. Tracks include "2 Funky Basses", "Contrasts", "Saxophobia", "Holiday For Strings", "Guy Meets Freddie Meets Billy", "Four Brothers & Early Autumn" and "Reed Rapture". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono Mercury Perfect Presence Sound pressing!)

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New RushExit... Stage Left ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear.)

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New TchaikovskySymphony No 6 In B Minor Op 74 (Pathetique) – Rafael Kubelik/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(In beautiful shape!)

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New TchaikovskyViolin Concerto In D Opus 35 – Henryk Szeryng/Antal Dorati/London Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Sealed stereo pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New 10 CCLive & Let Live ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Uriah HeepFallen Angel ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Uriah HeepMagician's Birthday ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Later German pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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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. Cover has some wear and a small peeled stop on the top seam.)

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New Sarah VaughanPop Artistry ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little album that serves up exactly what it promises in the title – a set of 60s pop tunes, all reworked by the jazz vocal artistry of Sarah Vaughan! The set's one of the most upbeat and bouncy that Vaguhan cut during the decade – and although you might know some of the tunes from the hit versions on oldies stations, Sarah's takes on the tracks are completely unique – very personal and transformative, especially since she's stretching out a lot more vocally than the famous singers of the songs. Luchi De Jesus handled the arrangements – and titles include "Make It Easy On Yourself", "Yesterday", "Little Hands", "Waltz For Debbie", "First Thing Every Morning", "He Touched Me", and "I Know A Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained and wavy on the bottom 2 inches.)

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New VariousOriginal Golden Hits Of The Great Blues Singers ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear.)

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New Cat AndersonCat On A Hot Tin Horn ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet trumpet work from one of Duke Ellington's best sidemen – done for Mercury in 1958 with some very tight arrangements by Anderson and Ernie Wilkins – all in a mode that show's a bit of Cat's Ellington association, but which also opens up in some other swinging modes – including a bit of Basie, and even some wider ranging styles. Cat's in the lead on trumpet, getting support from other players on the instrument – including Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, and Ray Copeland – plus Jimmy Cleveland and Frank Rehack on trombone, Earl Warren on alto sax, Jimmy Forrest and Ernie Wilkins on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone. Titles include "Little Man", "Cat's In The Alley", "June Bug", "Adorable D", "Nina", "Birth Of The Blues", and "Blue Jean Beguine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some bubbles in the gloss along the spine.)

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New Sil AustinSil Austin Plays Pretty For The People ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
No honking here, as Sil Austin takes his deeply soulful tenor sax, and turns it to a set of creamy late-nite tracks – all done over some very "pretty" backings, ala the Verve strings work of Ben Webster or Lester Young. Most cuts have voices in with the orchestrations – and titles include "I'll Walk Alone", "Call me", "Ruby", "My Mother's Eyes", "Stardust", "Prisoner Of Love", and "Sweet Slumber". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Labels have some marker.)

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

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

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New Crystal GrassLove Train ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet Euro disco from Crystal Grass – a group who by this point has taken on singer Kristi B, a Euro disco vocalist in the best porn star mode! However, most of the album's instrumental – set up in a suite format that has tracks going long and short, and making for a sound that's a bit more complicated than usual for this sort of outing. There's a bit of nice electronics on the set, and titles include "Love Train To Greece", "Never On Sunday", "Believe In Magic", "Love Train Theme", and "Overture To Love Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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

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New HeartsfieldHeartsfield ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Bob JamesBold Conceptions ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early early work by Bob James – recorded years before his classic 70s sides on electric piano, and in a brightly modern mode that recalls the spirit of Steve Kuhn and Paul Bley at the time! The set's a trio session – produced by Quincy Jones, who'd heard the young James and rushed him into the studio. Bob's playing in a group that includes Ron Brooks on bass, and the great Bob Pozar on drums – who went onto do some of his own excellent avant work in later years. The tracks are relatively straight, but have some nice jagged edges at times – and light experimentation that makes the set way more than just a standard piano trio session! Titles include "My Love", "Moment's Notice", "Quest", "Trilogy", "Nardis", and "Birk's Works". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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New New York DollsIn Too Much Too Soon (original pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used ... 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
(Missing the printed inner sleeve. Cover is worn, with some splitting on the spine.)

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New New York DollsNew York Dolls ... LP
Mercury, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the bonafide masterpiece. It's a classic purely on a primal rock 'n' roll level, but it's also one of rock's greatest examples of style equaling substance! The Dolls brought glammer to the gutter and vice versa, and this is no doubt their greatest moment! Includes "Personality Crisis", "Looking For A Kiss", "Trash", "Frankenstein", "Pills", "Bad Girl", "Private World" and "Jet Boy". Produced by Todd Rundgren and engineered by Jack Douglas – the former a legend in his own right, the latter whose name appears on so many great records that range from other proto-punk and punk-era classics (Patti Smith Group, The Runaways) to the trashier side of the mainstream (prime early Cheap Trick, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper). LP, Vinyl record album

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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 & labels have initials in marker. Cover has some wear.)

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New James & Bobby PurifyPurify Bros – James & Bobby ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A so-so album in which James and Bobby Purify reprise a lot of their hits from the late 60's, and a few other tracks that were hits for other singers. The sound's not too bad, but the record lacks the power of their early work. Titles include "I'm Your Puppet", "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Morning Glory", "I Ain't Got To Love Somebody Else", "Starting All Over Again", and "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Spanky & Our GangLike To Get To Know You ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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
(Missing the poster. Cover has ring & edge wear, a small center split on the bottom seam, and a rip in the top left corner.)

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

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New Rod StewartEvery Picture Tells A Story ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real turning point for Rod Stewart – but a record that still holds onto all the wonderful sides of his work with the Faces, too! Includes the sublime "Mandolin Wind" – plus "Every Picture Tells A Story", "That's All Right Mama", "Reason To Believe", "Losing You", and "Maggie May". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with the fold-out flap detached, but included. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Rod StewartRod Stewart Album ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Incredible! The record's one that will blow away all your previous understandings of Rod Stewart – a wicked reinterpretation of the Faces sound, done with heavily acoustic instrumentation and really wonderful production. Includes Rod's landmark take on "Handbags & Gladrags" – plus "Man Of Constant Sorrow", "Cindy's Lament", "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down", and "I Wouldn't Change A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a light stain or two.)

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New VariousMusical Treasures Of Brazil ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear and masking tape on the top seam.)

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New Sir Lord BaltimoreKingdom Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Heavy rock with a killer groove and a mighty thing to behold – and from Brooklyn! Sir Lord Baltimore aren't mentioned enough among the first wave of groups that would seen be defined as heavy metal, but they absolutely deserve to be. Pure bombast and thunderous rock that's of the same school of brawn as Sabbath. Titles include "Master Headache", "Pumped Up", "Kingdom Come", "Hell Hound", "I Got A Woman" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kingdom Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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

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New Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Introducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP 14.99

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New Dexys Midnight RunnersToo-Rye-Ay ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Gap BandGap Band V – Jammin' ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Used ... 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
Also available Gap Band V – Jammin' ... CD 11.99

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

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New LJ ReynoldsLovin' Man ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... 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
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks two and three.)

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

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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 AdderleyLush Side Of Cannonball ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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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New Benny Bailey, Ake Persson, & OthersMusic Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
An excellent album that's a perfect document of the strong impact that Quincy Jones had in the transatlantic jazz scene of the late 50s and early 60s. The set was recorded in 1960, and features two players that Quincy would leave behind in Europe to have a huge influence on the scene. Trumpeter Benny Bailey is the greatest of these – and his impact on jazz in Germany and Sweden during the 60s and 70s cannot be discounted. The other is drummer Joe Harris, who does excellent work here in a group that includes Arne Domnerus on sax, Ake Persson on trombone, and Gunnar Svensson on piano – all Swedes that Quincy picked up after touring the country heavily during the late 50s. The set grooves with the best of Jones' work on Mercury from the time – and although Quincy's not listed in the credits, it's probably only because of contractual reasons. Titles are all Jones originals – including "Meet Benny Bailey", "Plenty, Plenty Soul", "Fallen Feathers", and "The Midnight Sun Never Sets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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Boppers (aka LA Boppers)Boppers ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Classic jazzy vocal funk, produced by the At-Home productions team, and with the kind of scatting jazz harmonies that At-Home also worked with on the Side Effect albums. The group later went onto become the LA Boppers, and record for Mercury, but this album has more of a straight jazz funk feel, with less of the R&B production of the Mercury work. Titles include "Money's Funny", "Everybody Wants To Be A Star", "There She Goes Again", "I Believe In You", and "Somethin's Missing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and a partially unglued top seam.)

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Jaki Byard (with Roland Kirk)Jaki Byard Experience ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Very Good ... $23.99
An amazing (and often forgotten!) quartet session that brings together the enigmatic pianist Jaki Byard and the mind-blowing multi-reed player Roland Kirk! Kirk and Byard had played together previously – most notably on some of Kirk's Mercury recordings – and they fit together perfectly in this mad session of off-kilter jazz that takes off beautifully from the very first note! Rhythm is by the crack team of Alan Dawson on drums and Richard Davis on bass – a pair who can open up creatively when needed, but also return the record to a soulful swing when it's getting too far out. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Parisian Thoroughfare", "Evidence", "Memories Of You", and "Hazy Eve". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Suzanne Ciani/CloneLogo Presentation Reels 1985/Octabred ... LP
Disposable (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Very cool sound library work – in a wicked split LP from Finders Keepers! Suzanne Ciani steps out on side one – offering up a huge host of short instrumentals that are all designed to back the presentation of new corporate logos in the mid 80s – tracks that are often heavy on keyboards and synth, some with a dark ominous quality – some with a triumphantly proud feel! The side features work done for Time, AT&T, ABC, Mercury, and Atari – plus other more unusual bits too. Clone are on the flipside – offering up a well-matched batch of electric numbers that continue the moody feel of the first side – 80s keyboard and electronics that are often used in a spare, trippingly rhythmic way that might well be some lost horror soundtrack, interspersed with some more Kraftwerk-like bits too. Titles include "Harpbirds 2", "Octabred At The End", "Instrumental", "Becomes A Loner", "Tape 38", and "Clone Meets Octabred". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Erroll GarnerErroll ... LP
EmArcy, Early 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Blue Mercury label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has tape residue on the spine and peeled gloss on front.)

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HE3 ProjectChapter One ... LP
Family Groove, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Amazing sounds from the SF scene of the 70s – previously unreleased work that really opens up a whole new chapter of jazz on the west coast! The HE3 Project is the brainchild of keyboardist Herman Ebertizsch – who plays lots of Fender Rhodes and moog on this sweet little record – really driving some amazing lines for a wickedly soulful group that also features Coke Escovedo on timbales and Linda Tillery and Johnny Lovett on vocals! Supposedly, these sessions were the genesis of the groove that Escovedo later laid down on Mercury Records – but the sound here is a lot more open-ended and funky – a beautiful combination of jazz and soul elements, put together in ways that are quite different than any other Bay Area acts of the time. Titles include "Rapture Of The Deep", "Funk Punk", "Appreciation", "Life Is A Tortured Love Affair", "Make It Sweet", "We All Have Our Own Lives", "In A Soft & Subtle Way", and "Easy Come Easy Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited heavy vinyl pressing – beautiful cover stock, too!)
Also available Chapter One ... CD 13.99

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Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic ... LP
Limelight, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Mindblowing work from Roland Kirk – a record that really pushes the boundaries of his music even farther than some of his earlier, and excellent, albums for the Mercury label! Kirk's really stretching out here – finding a space in jazz that's uniquely his own – modern, yet playful – creative, yet never overindulgent – and perfectly balanced to find a whole new sound of soul for the 60s! Things never get too far outside, but Kirk's reedlines are always breaking out into fresh territory – incredible tenor parts, and also some amazing work on manzello and stritch too, both lesser-known reed instruments that Roland employs to incredible ends. Other group members fit his vibe perfectly – Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – each stepping quickly to catch the energy of each new twist and turn in Kirk's music. Titles include the sublime "From Bechet Byas & Fats" – plus "No Tonic Pres", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Mystical Dream", "Black Diamond", and "Slippery Hippery Flippery". LP, Vinyl record album

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Helen MerrillNearness Of You ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Icy brilliance from a young Helen Merrill – a record that's easily the Mercury equivalent of June Christy's classic work on Capitol or Chris Connor's classics for Bethlehem! Helen's working here with small combo backings on all tracks – carved out with players who include Bobby Jaspar, Bill Evans, Oscar Pettiford, and George Russell – all swinging gently alongside the vocals, but also taking care to shade things in with some of the darker, bluer colors that always worked best for Merrill – and which made her voice echo with a depth that few other singers could match! Titles include "When The Sun Comes Out", "I Remember You", "Summertime", "Let Me Love You", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing from the 80s.)
Also available Nearness Of You/You've Got A Date With The Blues ... CD 9.99

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New Buddy MilesChapter VII ... LP
CBS, 1973. Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A killer chapter in the great early run of Buddy Miles – really genre-busting work that managed to cross over big to a number of crowds back in the day! As with his Mercury work, Miles has a wicked mix of soul, funk, rock, and blues going on here – but one that's percolated together strongly, so that it's not just a cribbing of famous styles – and instead comes across as something really new in the process – kind of a fresh vibe for all the cats who were willing to cross the tracks and change things up in their music at the time. Johnny Bristol handles production for the set, but it's still got the heavy groove you'd find on earlier Miles records – and the album features guest appearances from Carlos Santana, plus Latin percussion luminaries Wille Bobo and Victor Pantoja. Titles include "LA Resurrection", "Life Is What You Make It (parts 1 & 2)", "Elvira", "Hear No Evil", "Love Affair", "Visions", and "Crossfire". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Charles MingusMingus Revisited (aka Pre-Bird) ... LP
Limelight, 1960. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Gatefold pressing. Cover has a split top seam, some discoloration from age, and an album review taped to the booklet in the gatefold.)

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Gerry MulliganMainstream Of Jazz ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
Gerry Mulligan's still far from the mainstream of jazz on this sweet little set – a great date that expands nicely from the mellower styles of the Pacific Jazz years – expanding the group a bit, with some really great results! In addition to Mulligan's usual baritone sax, Gerry also plays a bit of piano on one track – reconciling himself with the instrument, and using it in surprisingly soulful ways. Other players include Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, either Don Ferrara or Jon Eardley on trumpet, and Dave Bailey on drums. Tracks are long and nicely open – a bit less tightly arranged than some of Mulligan's work on Pacific Jazz – and titles include "Lollypop", "Igloo", "Blue At The Roots", "Elevation", and "Mainstream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has a mostly split top seam.)

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Mickey NewburyFrisco Mabel Joy ... LP
Elektra, 1971. Very Good ... $5.99
The second in Mickey Newbury's American Trilogy – recorded when Newbury was at Elektra Records, a label that was apparantly as unable to find an audience for him as Mercury was a few years earlier – but all these years later it stands just as beautifully of a leftfield bit of spacious, moody genius just about any singer-songwriter record of the period we can think of! Recorded at Nashville's Cinderella Sound Studios, it's really wonderful stuff that defys genre and convention, but is as emotionally connective and sastisfying as anything from the mainstream. Titles include "The Future's Not What It Used To Be", "Frisco Depot, "Swiss Cottage Place", "How I Love Them Old Songs" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover.)

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players Live 1977 ... LP
Cleopatra, 1977. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... $27.99 29.98
Amazing sounds from The Ohio Players – the only live performance ever issued by the group, and a set that captures them right at the height of their mid 70s fame! The sound here is every bit as tight as on their classic studio albums for Mercury Records, but the music has a lot more bite, too – a sharpness that really comes through in the live setting, where the bass, drums, and other instruments come across with a raw power that's really incredible – a great reminder that groups like this could do everything they did, long before ever walking into a studio. Titles include "Alone", "Who'd She Coo", "Love Rollercoaster", "Skin Tight/Fopp", "Drum Solo", "Sweet Sticky Thing", and "Fire (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Max Roach & Clifford BrownDaahoud ... LP
Mainstream, 1956. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Previously unreleased work from the legendary group of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – recorded back in the 50s, when Mainstream producer Bob Shad was working on the Brown/Roach dates for Mercury – but not issued until this set in the 70s, when Shad had his own label! The music here is right up there with the best 50s classics by the pair – really showcasing that amazing trumpet style that made Brownie a genius right from the start – next to some of the burning energy he forged with Roach in the group. Every player's tremendous – Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – and titles include two Clifford Brown originals – "Daahoud" and "Joyspring" – plus Roach's "Mildama", plus the standards "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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