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New Ohio PlayersContradiction ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
An overlooked bit of mid 70s funk from the Ohio Players – cut right at the height of their brilliant Mercury years! The album's got a smooth and slinky finish that has the band tightening up a lot from their Westbound years – going for a compressed spacey soul sound on some of the album's mellower numbers, in a style that's equally as mindblowing as their heavier funk. This approach makes for some really nicely tripped-out tunes that have some nice jazzy touches – expanding the group's sound way past the hits, into some complicated grooves that are plenty darn nice! Titles include "Contradiction", "Who'd She Coo?", "Far East Mississippi", "Tell The Truth", "My Life", "Bi-Centennial", and "My Ladies Run Me Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and unglued seam.)

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Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that builds and builds. With an excellent sexy cover, of course! Also includes "Honey", "Fopp", "Let's Love", "Ain't Givin' Up No Ground" and "Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a bumped corner.)

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Ohio PlayersJass-Ay-Lay-Dee ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
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
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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New Ohio PlayersMr Mean ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A lesser-known 70s album by The Ohio Players – tunes recorded for the soundtrack of the late blacksploitation film Mr Mean, but also very much in the tight funk format of the group's Mercury work! Tracks are nice and long overall – almost in a stretched-out take on the soundtrack mode, so that there's more "chase" numbers than usual. The real highlight is the sweet sticky tune "Good Luck Charm" – sweetly tripping across a 9 minute ballad mode that's got plenty of spacious mellow grooving underneath. Other tracks include the short percussive "The Controller's Mind", plus "The Big Score", "Mr Mean", "Magic Trick", and the flute-funk "Speak Easy". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ohio PlayersOhio Players Gold ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
It's the mid 70s, and the Ohio Players were certainly turning out a lot of gold! Their move to Mercury Records from the smaller indie Westbound was a real winning move – as it gave them a smoother soul feel that only expanded their groove, not restricted it! This tasty "best of" set features most of their top work from those years – with killer tunes that include "Love Rollercoaster", "Fire", "Skin Tight", "Who'd She Coo?", and the great "Sweet Sticky Thing"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Skin Tight ... LP 8.99

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New Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Skin Tight ... LP 9.99

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David OliverJamerican Man (aka David Oliver) ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of David's smooth soul albums for Mercury, with jazzy production by Wayne Henderson that's in line with the best work he was doing at the time. David's got a strange voice that's got the depth of a baritone, but the sweetness of a tenor. It's a little tough to get used to at first, but the arrangements are sparkling, and match his style very well. Tracks include "Love So Strong", "Ms.", "Friends & Strangers", "Munchies", and "Let's Make Happiness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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David OliverMind Magic ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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.)

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Patti PageGo On Home – Patti Page Sings Country & Western Golden Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(White label promo.)

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

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Patti PageRomance On The Range ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Black label pressing, in a cover with black text. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Patti PageSo Many Memories (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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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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Graham Parker & The RumourStick To Me ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Titles include "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down", "Watch The Moon Come Down", "New York Shuffle", "The Raid", and "The Heat In Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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

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

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

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New Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, 1957/1958. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's a lot more going on here than just a bop revival mode. Players include Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, and George Coleman – and the album's got that Prestige Records feel from the late 50s, similar to some of Mobley's own work for that label at the time. Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Confirmation", "Koko", "Billie's Bounce", and "Au Privave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Trip pressing from the 70s Cover has a stain along the bottom.)

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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- ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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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 RushPermanent Waves ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good- ... $4.99
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 wear.)

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RushPower Windows ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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Jorgen RygJorgen Ryg Jazz Quartet ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Cover has a small stain along the spine and a bit of tape along the top seam.)

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ScorpionsAnimal Magnetism ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good- ... $5.99
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(Includes the insert. Cover has wear.)

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Second CityComedy From The Second City ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
An amazing early moment for The Second City – recorded here with a cast that includes Alan Arkin, Paul Sand, Barbara Harris, and Severn Darden – with a bit of music from William Mathieu! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of sticker residue.)

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

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

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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+ ... $0.99
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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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Rod StewartEvery Picture Tells A Story ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good ... $4.99
A real turning point for Rod Stewart – but a record that still holds onto all the wonderful sides of his work with the Faces, too! Includes the sublime "Mandolin Wind" – plus "Every Picture Tells A Story", "That's All Right Mama", "Reason To Believe", "Losing You", and "Maggie May". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing, in a non-gatefold sleeve. Cover has a Gold Record Award sticker.)

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New Rod StewartNever A Dull Moment ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $2.99
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(In the original tri-fold cover.)

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StreetwalkersVicious But Fair ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Cover has a cut corner and some edge wear.)

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

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Swing Out SisterIt's Better To Travel ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A surprisingly great guilty pleasure from the 80s – the first album from Swing Out Sister, recorded when all the excitement of the UK post punk scene had just about faded, and most of the groups had left their exciting early roots behind. Enter these guys, picking up the last shreds of jazzy bossa from the generation that included ACR and Weekend – slicking things up a bit with a dose of inspiration from Sade, and coming up with some great tunes like the hit single "Breakout". Other tunes include "Twilight World", "Blue Mood", "After Hours", "Fooled By A Smile", and "It's Not Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Also available It's Better To Travel ... CD 4.99

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New Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good ... $11.99
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(UK pressing.)
Also available Songs From The Big Chair ... CD 3.99

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

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10 CCOriginal Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
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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- ... $11.99
A compilation of Joe Gordon, Art Mardigan, Paul Gonsalves and Clark Terry each leading their own bands on a couple of tracks. All of the players and songs are too numerous to mention here but, for instance, the record features Art Mardigan on drums and he is joined by such performers as Milt Gold on trombone for a couple of songs which include "I've Found A New Baby". Paul Gonsalves plays tenor sax with Junior Mance on piano and plays such tunes as"It Don't Mean A Thing". Joe Gordon plays trumpet with Charlie Rouse on tenor and they play "Evening Lights", just to name a few of the performers and tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury/EmArcy pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some splotches from the removal of the gloss finish on the front, a split top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, two small pieces of tape, some aging, and a stain in one corner.)

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Miyoshi UmekiMiyoshi Sings For Arthur Godfrey – Miyoshi Umeki Sings American Songs In Japanese ... LP
Mercury, 1955. Very Good ... $5.99
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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New Uriah HeepDemons & Wizards ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
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New 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.)

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Sarah VaughanGreat Songs From Hit Shows (2LP set) ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Original pressing. Cover has some peeling of the gloss finish, some light oxidation, and discoloration due to age.)

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Sarah VaughanGreat Songs From Hit Shows Vol 1 ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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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 ... $0.99
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 VaughanPop Artistry ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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

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Sarah VaughanSassy Swings The Tivoli ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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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- ... $0.99
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(1970s pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Kitty WhiteKitty White (aka Cold Fire) ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Very Good ... $7.99
A date that has White singing with some really moody backings from Hal Mooney – a mix of jazz instrumentation and fuller strings – all served up with a real sensitivity for some of the darker moments in the tunes. Even when things are upbeat, there's a nice undercurrent of sadness – which comes partly from White's unusual phrasing, but also from Mooney's slightly modern tones on the instrumentation. Tracks that would ordinarily be more sentimental take on a new sort of energy here – and the fresh selections in the set list further help set the album apart from the usual vocal session of the time. Titles include "Cold Fire", "The Other Woman", "As Children Do", "Meaning Of The Blues", "Land Of Love", "Frantic Feeling", and "If I Were You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation, causing the image to be a bit fuzzy, with some light stains on the back, a small peeled mark, and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam. Label has a mark from an old sticker.)

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Slappy WhiteAt The Playboy Club ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good- ... $1.99
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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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Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great lost date from the wonderful Gigi Gryce – a set that features the altoist in an sextet, but often swinging with a looser vibe than on some of his better-known albums from the 50s! There's a mix of soulful and modern here that's not unlike the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – both players of Gryce's same postwar generation, and coincidentally recording for Mercury at the same time. Although the groove here is definitely different – less emphasis on the bottom, and more on the top – not just Gryce's wonderfully raspy alto, but also the trumpet of Richard Williams too. All other players are great as well – and Eddie Costa brings in some sweet vibes – in a lineup that also features Richard Wyands on piano, and either Reggie Workman or George Duvivier on bass, and either Walter Perkins or Bob Thomas on drums. Tracks include "Reminiscing", "Gee Blues Gee", "Blue Light", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a name in marker.)

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New RushRush ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover is lightly stained and wavy on the bottom 3 inches.)

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New Tears For FearsHurting ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New ABCHow To Be A Zillionaire! ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball's Sharpshooters ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that's right on target, right from the start – and one that has the young Cannonball Adderley really coming into his groove! The set's a lot more soul jazz-oriented than some of Cannon's records from a few years before – played by a rock-solid group that includes brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – hitting a groove that's got plenty of nascent elements of that Cannonball sound that would virtually take over jazz in the 60s! Yet there's also a nicely different vibe going on here too – a bit less structure, and a looser approach to the mode – spun out with some modern moments too, on titles that include "Straight No Chaser", "Jubilation", "Our Delight", "Fuller Bop Man", and "Stay On It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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

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New Bar-KaysInjoy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the other mainstream funk acts at the time – yet which still occasionally shows the group's roots in the rougher Memphis scene. There's actually some great ballads on the album alongside the funk – tunes that sweeten the set nicely, and provide a good counterpoint to the more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Girl I'm On Your Side", "More & More", "Running In & Out Of My Life", "You've Been", and "Up In Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging, a sticker, a piece of tape, and some flaking along the opening.)

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New William BellComing Back For More ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful post-Stax album from the great William Bell – a set that has the singer still stepping out with all those great deep soul modes from the 60s, but also finding a hipper, more laidback approach as well! There's a beautiful mellow vibe to the record – one that recalls some of Millie Jackson's best ballad work of the time, especially in the way it warms things up with a bit of class, while taking away none of the power of the vocals. Bell produced and arranged the whole set with help from Paul Mitchell – and there's still lots of nice down home themes and feelings to the record, but William's also working with a bubbling groove that comes off great – and which updates his sound without selling his soul – making for a great set in the modern/southern mode. Titles include "Tryin To Love Two", "If Sex Was All We Had", "Relax", "You Don't Miss Your Water", "Coming Back For More", "Just Another Way To Feel", and "I Absotively Posolutely Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Coming Back For More ... CD 9.99

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New Brook BentonSongs I Love To Sing ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from Brook Benton – moving past his simple hit style here to work with arranger Belford Hendricks in a set of tunes that's a bit more "singerly". The tracks are mostly ballads and slower, sadder numbers – sung by Brook in a style that's slightly emotive, but never too much so – and with just the right touch of soul to keep things from going off track. Titles include "It's Been A Long Long Time", "Lover Come Back To Me", "I'll Be Around", "I Don't Know Enough About You", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, with some light smudge stains on the back.)

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New Blues MagoosPsychedelic Lollipop ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant garage psych from Blues Magoos – a group that's raw and punchy enough to pummel, but pulled off some sweeter numbers and lighter harmonies incredibly well! Walloping drums, excitable vocals and wailing organ grooves – the cracked the charts, but still bring a fully charged proto punk vibe. Totally excellent, the kind of thing we wish were staples of oldies radio, but for whatever reason are left to deeper rock diggers to discover all these years later. Includes "Sometimes I Think About", "Love Seems Doomed", "Worried Life Blues", "Tobacco Road", "One By One" and "I'll Go Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, half split seams, and a name in pen on back.)

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New Jerry ButlerGolden Hits Live ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The wonderful thing about this one is that the album allows you to hear how great Jerry could be in any setting – even without the fabulous studio work that graced most of his classic hits. Jerry emerges here as a masterful entertainer, with a rich command of both his talents, and the audience in front of him. No schmaltz, though – and the record features nice versions of "Moon River", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Amen", "For Your Precious Love", and "I Stand Accused" – most clearly recorded live so that Mercury would at least have versions of them in the catalog to compete with the Vee Jay recordings. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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New Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee EagerLove We Have ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Duets between Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager – done as serious, adult oriented soul tracks, one side of the album in an optimistic "The Love We Have" setting, the other in a sadder "The Love We Had" setting – both of them handled in a mode that's far far different than Jerry's 60s duets with Betty Everett. As with most of Jerry's Mercury work at the time, there's some wonderful tunes on the album – including a few numbers written by Terry Callier or Billy Butler – and the whole thing's produced with a subtle approach that creates a solid warm mellow soul vibe throughout. Very hip stuff – and heck, the inside cover even quotes Kenneth Rexroth! Titles include "Lean On Me", "As The Seasons Change", "I Like Your Lovin", "Can't Understand It", "How Long Will It Last", and "Were We Lovers, "Were We Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Central LineCentral Line ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sweetly grooving first album from Central Line – one of the few British soul groups to really kick it in the early 80s scene – with a catchy dancefloor sound that both encapsulates the era and lays down a killer groove for the ages! The album is a blend of bass riffing, keyboards, group vocals and nice electro touches – always done with a truly soulful approach as a perfect counter balance to the breezy electronics! Upbeat and fresh early 80s modern soul that holds up better than most huge hits of the time! Titles include the killer opener "Walking Into Sunshine", plus "Don't Tell Me", "Shake It Up", "Breaking Point", and "I Need Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, and a sticker on the front. Label has two stickers and a bit of marker. Vinyl has an edge chip that is outside the play area.)

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New Fats DominoFats Domino '65 ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Dave DudleyPool Shark ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover is in great shape, but has a small cutout hole. Vinly plays with a short click on side 1, track 3.)

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New Charles EarlandPerceptions ... LP
Mercury, Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic club jazz from Charles Earland – one of the best LPs from his late 70s, post-Hammond period – when he was really opening up and exploring the use of a variety of keyboards! The set was done in conjunction with Randy Muller – who arranged, produced, and wrote the tracks – and it's also got background vocals by Skyy, who fit in nicely with the record's R&B-tinged approach to the material. Lots of nice clubby groovers, and Charles even sings lead vocals on one really nice mellow track. Titles include "Let The Music Play", "I Like It", "Changes", "Over & Over", and "Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease.)

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New Charles EarlandRevelation ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the fine fine albums of spacey keyboard funk that Charles cut for the Mercury label during the late 70s. Earland starts with a Herbie Hancock approach – and no surprise, he's got Paul Jackson and Harvey Mason in the group – but then he changes the groove to show off more of his funky soul jazz roots, and comes up with a sound that has a bit of a Mizell touch, with a nice soulful groove, still underpinned by some great jazzy conceptions. Titles include a cover of a Stevie Wonder's "I Wish", plus "Betty Boop", "Singing A Song For You", "Shining Bright", and "Revelation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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New Gap BandGap Band III ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great one from the Gap Band – funky gems and sinister groovers – the best of both worlds for the group! Tunes like "Burn Rubber On Me (When You Want To Hurt Me)" and "Humpin" packed 80s dance floors for good reason, and put the band in steady rotation, while numbers like "Yearning For Your Love" showed the band could drop the tempo, stretch out a bit, and deliver the mighty mellow, too. This one's certainly at the top of the heap of 80s groovers, as far as we're concerned – a record that really took the Gap Band over the top! Other tracks include "Nothin' Comes To The Sleepers", "Are You Living", "The Way", "Gash Gash Gash" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has wear.)

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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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(Sealed mono pressing.)

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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 some wear.)

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New Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the rhythms, and working with a jazzy flourish of horns that creates all these quick and clever little turns in the tunes! The sound's been heard most famously on the incredible track "Soul Bossa Nova" – an original by Quincy for the set, which has gone onto much greater fame through its use in the film Austin Powers, and a bazillion TV commercials! But the whole album's great too – and other tracks include "Serenata", "Lalo Bossa Nova", "Boogie Bossa Nova", and "Chega De Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Big Band Bossa Nova ... CD 8.99

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New Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Quincy Jones' best for Mercury Records in the 60s – a very groovy record that was done with a feel that's somewhere in between his Big Band Bossa album and his best 60s soundtrack work! The format is simple – Quincy picks a sweet batch of jazz semi-hits from the early 60s, plays them with a nice mix of soul jazz arrangements, and works with a great ensemble filled with wonderful players – including Roland Kirk, Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell, James Moody, and Jerome Richardson on reeds; Lalo Schifrin and Patti Brown on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Melba Liston on trombone – plus lots of great percussion at the bottom, helping bring some Latin energy to the grooves at points. Tunes are familiar, but all given a great Quincy Jones twist – and titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Jive Samba", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Bossa Nova USA", and "Watermelon Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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New Malcolm LockyerSeasons Of Love ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice album of season-based cheescake – similar to Julie London's Calender Girl album, but instrumental! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great – but cover has some oxidation under the laminate, and a bit of tape on the seams.)

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New Ray ManzarekGolden Scarab ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really adventurous early solo work from Ray Manzarek – bursting with creativity and a world of ideas on The Golden Scarab! Lots of oddball instrumentation, particularly in the percussion – with bongo, wood block, congtas, tuned cowbell, whistles, cabassa and quica – plus Ray working with an array of keys – organ, piano and synths. There's bits of jazz rock and influences from Latin grooves and more otherworldly wierdness, but they still find an accessible groove throughout. Includes "He Can't Play Today", "Solar Boat", "Downbound Train", "The Golden Scarab", "The Purpose Of Existence Is?", "The Moorish Idol", "Oh Thou Nectar Filled Form, Or A Little Fart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some light wear.)

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New Bennie MaupinMoonscapes ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Like a lot of the other Mercury jazz records from the late 70's, this release by the reed player from the Headhunters is a mix of out funky jazz playing with smooth studio production. The sound's a little bit more polished than the Headhunters LPs, and the production is by Pat Gleeson, who was best known for his arp and synth playing in the mid 70's. Maupin's playing is great throughout, and his pinched hard reed sound feels good on both the fusiony tracks and the smoother funk ones. Tracks include "Nightwatch", "Sansho Shima", "Anua", and "Just Give It Some Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mother EarthLiving With The Animals ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work from the loely Tracy Nelson – with guest appearances by Luis Gasca on trumpet and Barry Goldberg on organ! LP, Vinyl record album

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New New Colony SixAttacking A Straw Man ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New NiceFive Bridges ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Mike Nichols & Elaine MayAn Evening With Mike Nichols & Elaine May ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Sealed 60s pressing.)

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New Oscar Peterson with Clark TerryOscar Peterson Trio + One ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oscar Peterson's trio is augmented here by a famous guest – trumpeter Clark Terry, whose horn adds a nice bit of punctuation to the set, and makes the record a strong standout in the 60s catalogs of both players! The addition of Terry to the record is a great one – as Clark's rising fame at the time merges nicely with the popularity of the Peterson group – and since both players share a talent for mixing earthy moments with tighter playing, the whole thing comes off pretty darn nicely! Peterson's piano is supported by rhythm work from Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – and Terry not only plays trumpet and flugelhorn, but also vocalizes a slight bit too – sometimes at the same point he's playing his horn! Titles include "Mumbles", "Mack The Knife", "Jim", "Blues For Smedley", "Brotherhood Of Man", and "Incoherent Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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New RainbowStraight Between The Eyes ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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
(Sealed original pressing!)

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New Billy Lee RileyBeatlemania ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The groovy harmonica of Billy Lee Riley lays down a bunch of Beatles songs with a pretty odd sort of vibe – and great production from Nick Venet! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rush2112 ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that's more important to us than we might care to admit! LP, Vinyl record album

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New RushAll The World's A Stage ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear.)

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

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New ScorpionsLove At First Sting ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a few small stains.)

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New Jimmy SmithIt's Necessary ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New SpiritSpirit Of '76 ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New Rod StewartGasoline Alley ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Cover has some wear and partial seam splitting.)
 
 
 



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