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Carl StevensAfrican Sounds ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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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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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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.)

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Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(US pressing.)
Also available Songs From The Big Chair ... CD 3.99

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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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New Thin LizzyJailbreak ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Thin Lizzy's 70s rock masterpiece! Sure it's the mainstream radio fare of the period, but this is one of those albums that put the classic in classic rock! The definitive Gorham-Robertson twin guitar attack keeps this set rocking nicely and Lynott's in prime form with a batch of extra classy hooks under the tough rock exterior. 9 tracks in all, with both well known numbers like "Jailbreak", "The Boys Are Back in Town" and 'Cowboy Song" and equally excellent sleepers like "Warriors", "Emerald" and "Fight Or Fall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light stains, with some rippling and a small bit of stuck-on paper along the bottom.)

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

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Uriah HeepDemons & Wizards ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
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New Uriah HeepMagician's Birthday ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has a small peeled spot in one back corner.)

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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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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 ... $6.99
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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New Sonny Boy Williamson & The YardbirdsSonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Good+ ... $18.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear, a few light stains and a small bit of splitting and peeling.)

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

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

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Bar-KaysLight Of Life ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Proof that even a move to a major label couldn't keep the Bar-Kays down – as the group are working here in a great groove that's wider, fresher, and stronger overall than any of their Stax albums! Sure, the whole thing's not guitar-based funk all the way through, but the group are also maturing, and really opening up a lot – working equally well on ballads and mellower midtempo numbers, as they were on the still tight funkier tracks. The overall sound is almost that of the Ohio Players when they moved to Mercury, but without the chart hits, and more of a focus on working at a level that's even higher than before! The band still jams it hard on the funky cut "Give It Up", but also kicks back with some beautiful harmony vocals on "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me", get some great pop hooks in on "Shine", and come together nicely on the tracks "We're The Happiest People In The World", "Angel Eyes", "Are You Being Real", and "Love's What It's All About". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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New Central LineCentral Line ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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 promo stamp & some wear.)

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New DiamondsDefinitive Collection Of The Diamonds ... LP
Mercury/Ebenezer (UK), Late 50s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Classic Mercury singles by this great vocal group! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Charles EarlandOdyssey ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Quincy JonesPawnbroker ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A nice one by Quincy! Although the material here isn't funky like his 70's work, it does show Quincy as a strong composer of serious thriller-type material – working in a style that produces a nice amount of tension and mood, and which still has some nice touches of jazz. The group is filled with strong jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Anthony Ortega, Oliver Nelson, Elvin Jones, and others – and the album features a vocal version of the theme by Marc Allen, plus a crazy spoken bit from the movie, by Rod Steiger! Other titles include "Harlem Drive", "Naked Truth", "Rack 'Em Up", and "Death Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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New Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – and sometimes, the mellower tracks show a wonderful talent for harmonies coming even more fully to the top. But the real appeal of the record has always been the bold, bassy grooves that hit strongly just as ensemble funk was exploding in the mainstream during the early years of disco – making plenty of space for the Players and their contemporaries to grab up new audiences who never would have touched a record like this five years before! There's plenty of grit in the grooves on the best numbers – a style that's maybe not as dirty as on Westbound, but still more than enough to make any real funk fan proud. Titles include "Fire", "Together", "Together/Feelings", "It's All Over", "Runnin' From the Devil", "Smoke", "What The Hell", and "I Want To Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with some staining and peeling along one seam, particularly inside the gatefold.)

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Buddy RichBoth Sides – The Emarcy Jazz Series ... LP
Mercury, 1946/1959/1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A nice range of Buddy Rich work from the postwar years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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RumourMax ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 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! The set's got 2 great originals by Coltrane – "The Sleeper" and "Grand Central" – plus the cuts "Wabash" and "Limehouse Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has a name in pen and a tear on the back paste-on.)
Also available Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago ... CD 13.99

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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Enroute ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cannonball Adderley's enroute to a great jazz legacy here – stepping out in a groove that begins to show some of the soul jazz modes he was forging at the end of the 50s – a great change from the straighter bop styles of his early years! The lineup here is a wonderful early expression of the familiar Adderley groove – with brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – with Mance and Jones bringing an especially nice bottom end to the record – one that gets things moving in a very soulful way! Titles include "Porky", "Hoppin John", "That Funky Train", "I'll Remember April", and "18th Century Ballroom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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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. Cover has some wear.)

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New Sil AustinSlow Walk Rock ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Original black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, partially split top and bottom seams, some pen and marker on the back, some peeling of the gloss, and some white splotches under the gloss.)

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New Bar-KaysToo Hot To Stop ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album from The Bar-Kays – a key post-Stax set, but one that's still very firmly grounded in Memphis funk! The groove definitely shows a bit more polish than before – the same sort of shift the Ohio Players made after moving to Mercury Records – but as with the Players at their best, there's still plenty of sharp edges and deeply funky moments on the record – and if anything, the shift has really given The Bar-Kays a way to evolve their sound past some of the heavier modes of the early days, without losing any of the appeal of their groove! Some cuts have some great keyboards – almost producing a spacey funk feel at points – and titles include "Too Hot To Stop (part 1)", "You're So Sexy", "Cozy", "Spellbound", "Whitehouseorgy", and the nice mellow track "Summer Of Our Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the horizontal text cover, with a cut corner and light wear.)

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New Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... LP
Mercury, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has clear tape on the corners and a bit of pen on back.)
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Wolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD 4.99
Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP 22.99

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New Blahzay BlahzayBlah, Blah, Blah ... LP
Mercury, 1996. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"When the east is in the house. . .". 13 tracks in all, including "Danger", "Danger (part 2)", "Blah, Blah, Blah", "Don't Let This Rap Sh!t Fool You", "Pain I Feel" and "Good Cop Bad Cop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have some marker. Cover has some light wear.)

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

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New BohannonPhase II ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice disco record from Hamilton Bohannon. The album mainly contains uptempo dance numbers but there are a few slower songs like "Daddy's Little Son" – a dedication to his son whose picture is on the cover of the album. The other tracks are "Andrea", "But What Is A Dream", "Bohannon's Disco Symphony", "Isn't It A Beautiful Morning", "Just Doing My Thang", and "Moving Fast". Some of Bohannon's original band members like Ray Parker, Jr. turn up playing guitar on some of the songs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, the remnants of a sticker, some stains, and a bit of pen on the 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
(Cover has moisture staining in the bottom right corner.)

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New Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed – and we assume with the portrait. Also has a shrinkwrap sticker saying "featuring the hit single Only The Strong Survive".)

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

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New Captain Beefheart & His Magic BandUnconditionally Guaranteed ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the Captain's finest moment, but still better than 80% of all the records ever made. Zoot Horn Rollo and Rockette Morton are still on board to lend a helping hand on these fairly tame, by Beefheart standards, numbers, including "Upon The My-O-My", "Sugar Bowl", "New Electric Ride", "Magic Be", "Full Moon, Hot Sun" and "This Is The Day". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Unconditionally Guaranteed ... LP 7.99

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

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

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New Con Funk ShunTo The Max ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Snapping grooves and a sweet clubby sound from Con Funk Shun – one of the best 70s ensemble funk groups to make the transition to 80s groove years! The bass is tight, the keyboards are electric, and the rhythms are great – never forced or stiff, and always flowing with a sense of soul that's head and shoulders above most of the group's contemporaries. Vocals are strong too – especially on the numbers that step things down a few notches – and titles include "Ms Got The Body", "Let's Ride & Slide", "Everlove", "Hide & Freak", "You Are The One", "Take It To The Max", "The Freak", and "Love's Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a small split on the spine.)

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New Caroline CrawfordNice & Soulful ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning set of soul tunes from the lovely Caroline Crawford – produced by Bohannon, and some of his best work from the time! Caroline's got a great style that moves past other club singers of the time – much more soulful and sophisticated than simple disco diva styles, drenched in a deeper soul sound that grounds the album nicely in a strong tradition of 70s soul. The production is tight, but unobtrusive – a bit like some of the best work that Barry White did with singers of a similar style – and the whole album sparkles with a freshness that will make you say "Hey, why I have I been missing this one all these years?" Titles include "The Strut", "I'll Be Here For You", "Havin Fun", "Facts Of Life", and "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & a bit of pen.)

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New Xavier Cugat and His OrchestraViva Cugat! ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice later material by Cugie – recorded slightly before his 60s pop excursions, and with a sound that retains a lot of his original conception, but which touches it with some nice exotic hi-fi production. Titles include "Siboney", "Anna", "Jungle Drums", "Jungle Concerto", "Say Si Si", and "Poinciana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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New Severn DardenSound Of My Own Voice ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From hipster comedian to schlocky roles in The Planet of The Apes, Severn Darden was one of the 60s more enigmatic performers. This early album has him doing intellectual standup and skits with the help of the Second City cast – including Alan Arkin, Paul Sand, and Barbara Harris. The stuff's a bit dated, but it has that nice pre-hippy early 60s intellectual camp sort of twist. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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

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New 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. Cover has some wear.)

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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

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New Ian Hunter/Mick RonsonY U I Orta ... LP
Mercury, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 9 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hard-wailing jam session from the original JATP series – a blistering recording of the 1947 Midnight Concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring players that include Howard McGhee, Illinois Jacquet, Bill Harris, Flip Philips, Hank Jones, and Ray Brown. The LP includes one long jam on "Morrdido", edited and split across both sides of the 10". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Quincy JonesQuincy Plays For Pussycats ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very groovy stuff from Quincy – a mix of jazz, soundtrack, and popular themes, all done in that soulful swinging style that Quincy virtually helped invent back in the 60s! The album's got plenty of great groovers that take a popular tune and kind of turn it on its ear – takes on tracks like "What's New Pussycat", "Non-Stop To Brazil", "The In Crowd", "Mack The Knife", "The Gentle Rain", and "Satisfaction" – all of which are souped-up by Quincy, and done in a rhythmic style that takes them past familiar versions you might know. The album also features the very groovy "Blues For Trumpet & Koto" – a slightly exotic number that we really like! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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New JonesesKeepin' Up With The Joneses ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set from The Joneses – and a record that really set a whole new style for soul vocal groups in the 70s! The group soar into new heights with some of the growing sophistication of the east coast scene – bits of strings, tighter charts, and some cool pre-disco grooves – but they also really hold onto all their humanity, too – and still come across with all the charm of an indie group from a few years before – something that only a rare few of their contemporaries, like Blue Magic, could do at the time! The ballad cuts have this really fragile quality that's wonderful – while the groovers come across with this sense of pride and confidence that rivals the best at Philly International. The whole record's great – and titles include the classic two-part groover "Sugar Pie Guy (parts1 & 2)", plus "I Promise You", "I Can't See What You See In Me", "Fire", "Hey Babe (parts 1 & 2)", and "Please Let Me Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some pen.)
Also available Keepin' Up With The Joneses ... CD 13.99

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New Roland KirkRoland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real stormer – and one of Kirk's best records! Half the album is quartet material, recorded by a group that includes Harold Mabern on piano and Sonny Brown on drums. The other half of the record's equally good – and features a large group with a rhythm group that includes Mabern, Richard Davis, and Albert Heath. Golson's arrangements from this time are always a treat, and are always soulful, with a lot of respect for the soloist in the front. Kirk's tone is impeccable – and the whole session sparkles on every track! Titles include "Ecculsiastics", "Roland Speaks", "Variation On A Theme", "Get In The Basement", and "Abstract Improvisation". Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label, deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam, with some staining, peeling, and delamination in the top right corner.)

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New Kurtis BlowDeuce ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
His second LP, with the title track, "Starlife", "Getaway", "Rockin", "Take It To The Bridge", "Do the Do." LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Kurtis BlowKurtis Blow ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest major label hip hop albums of the early 80s – and easily one of the best ever full length sets from Kurtis Blow! There's a straightforward simplicity here that's totally great – a slight elevation of the Sugar Hill groove towards a more mainstream audience – but one that never loses the basic back/forth party rhythms of the old school scene. Kurtis' rhymes aren't going to set the world on fire, but they're also a fair bit more thoughtful at times than some of his contemporaries – and tracks include the classic "The Breaks", plus "Rappin Blow (Part 2)", "Hard Times", "Throughout Your Years", "Takin Care Of Business", and "Way Out West". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light creases.)

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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
(Cover has some wear & a promo stamp.)

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New Van MorrisonLive At The Grand Opera House Belfast ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear on the spine.)

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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 York DollsNew York Dolls ... LP
Mercury, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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 Joe NewmanJoe Newman Quintet At Count Basie's ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little set by Joe – recorded live, and much more freewheeling than some of his other albums from the time! The set's unusual for Joe, in that it's got more of a down and dirty approach – not exactly soul jazz, but with a much more gutbuckety groove than we might have thought! Newman's playing here with a great group that includes sax work by Oliver Nelson – working on tenor, and always a treat in a set like this – plus piano by Lloyd Mayers, drums by Ed Shaughnessy, and bass by Art Davis. Includes the long original tune "Wednesday's Blues", plus "Caravan", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Someone To Love", and "The Midgets". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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New NiceElegy ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ambitious recordings by the group – recorded earlier, and issued a bit late in their career. Lots of long tracks, with full-on keyboards from Keith Emerson – on versions of Tim Hardin's "Hang On To A Dream", Dylan's "My Back Pages", and Sondheim/Bernstein's "America". LP, Vinyl record album

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New NiceFive Bridges ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that builds and builds. With an excellent sexy cover, of course! Also includes "Honey", "Fopp", "Let's Love", "Ain't Givin' Up No Ground" and "Alone". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ohio 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 Ohio PlayersOhio Players Gold ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New David OliverMind Magic ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily 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.)

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New Patti PageSo Many Memories (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Graham ParkerHeat Treatment ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Graham ParkerHowlin Wind ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Graham Parker & The RumourStick To Me ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New RespighiAncient Airs & Dances – Dorati/Philharmonia Hungarica ... LP
Mercury (Netherlands), Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Golden imports pressing.)

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New Buddy Rich & Max RoachRich Versus Roach ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Knowing Buddy's famous temper – this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Apart from being a drum-heavy set, though, the album's actually got a bunch of hip players – including Julian Prietser, Tommy Turrentine, and Stanley Turrentine from Max's group, the three of whom keep things strong when called upon to solo. Tracks include "Sleep", "The Casbah", "Limehouse Blues", and "Big Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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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
(Cover has a bit of pen on front.)

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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 RushFly By Night ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the first true moment of genius from this Canadian trio – with the sublime title cut, plus "Best I Can", "Rivendell", "In The End", "Anthem", and the epic "By-Tor & The Snow Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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New RushPower Windows ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New ScorpionsAnimal Magnetism ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the insert. Cover has wear.)

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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 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.)

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New StraussEin Heldenleben Op 40 – Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Gabor SzaboNightflight ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although this one's not from Gabor's classic period on the Skye label, it does have a nice R&B fusion sound to it, and was recorded at Sigma Studios in Philly. Bunny Sigler produced, and he gives the set a 70's soul sort of sound, but Gabor's cool guitar is still out front, and keeps the tracks sharp, in a sort of pop fusion way. Cuts include the spacey "Concorde (Night Flight)", plus "Babby Rattle Snake", "Smooth Sailin", and "Keep Smilin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a very small sticker.)

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New 10 CCOriginal Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Sarah VaughanAt The Blue Note ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Sarah VaughanNo Count Sarah ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit of a joke – because the record features a batch sidemen from the Count Basie band – Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Freddy Green, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster, and others – all working with Sarah, but the Count's name is missing, due to contractual obligations! Despite that lack, though, the grooves are very much in the best Basie mode – full of soul and searing horn lines – at a level that makes the album one of Sarah's liveliest from the time! Players include Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenor, and Freddie Green on guitar – and Ronnell Bright handles the piano, instead of Basie. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Doodlin", "Just One Of Those Things", "No Count Blues", and "Missing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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New Sarah VaughanVaughan & Violins (Wing pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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", "I'll Close My Eyes", "That's All", "Day By Day", "The Thrill Is Gone", and "Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s blue label pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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New Dee Dee WarwickFoolish Fool ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Dee Dee Warwick – Dionne's more soulful sister, and a heck of a singer! The record's got a mix of uptown soul production and deeper soul styles, with a sophisticated style that reminds us of Chicago work by singers like Joann Garrett, Marlena Shaw, or Ruby Andrews – totally tight and sophisticated up top, but with a nice kick on the bottom that really deepens up the groove! The sound is really wide-ranging – similar to what you might find on Shaw's Cadet albums from the time – and production is by some top shelf talents throughout – including Lou Courtney to Ed Townsend to Jerry Ross to Gamble & Huff – all of whom leave their own impressions on the record. Titles include "Foolish Fool", "You Taught Me To Love", "Thank God", "That's Not Love", "Thank You Love", and "When Love Slips Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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New Timi YuroAmazing Timi Yuro ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing is right! Timi's one of the great under-rated Uptown Soul talents of the 60s, and this is one of her best records. The album features stunning production, in the best Mercury pop soul style of the 60s – with Quincy Jones at the controls, and Bobby Scott arranging and conducting. Timi's voice is soulful and fragile, with a sound that's a bit like Dinah Washington on her Mercury recordings, or like other uptown soul singers of the time. Titles include "I Love My Man", "Johnny", "If", "All I Need Is You", "I'm Still Around", and "There Must Be A Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, a small split on the top seam, and some light stains.)

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New Bachman Turner OverdriveNot Fragile ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(In the embossed cover with a small sticker on back.)

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New Bar-KaysNightcruising ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Man, these guys really know how to groove – and even on a bigger label, with a more commercial image, they still manage to come up with a tight little set! There's a key ear for a bassline and beat that keeps The Bar-Kays standing stronger than most of their contemporaries – a sense of rhythm schooled in years of indie funk that comes through even on the mellower cuts here – which themselves show an even better side of the group in this generation, one that comes across great here on a few slower numbers that have a sweetly stepping groove. Titles include "Nightcruising", "Freaky Behavior", "Feels Like I'm Falling In Love", "Touch Tone", "Hit & Run", "Unforgettable Dream", "Traffic Jammer", and "Backseat Driver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Nightcruising ... CD 13.99

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New BohannonOn My Way ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A bit of a different sound than usual for Bohannon – but a great one as well! The album's got a slightly different pitch than some of Bo's more straightforward dancefloor work – and the rhythms are electric, sometimes skittish, and often a bit spooky – almost prefacing changes to come a few years later, but also showing a bit of a German progressive influence too. We might be tempted to say that the sound's a bit smoother than before, but there's actually a lot of rough edges and weird corners to the tracks – in a way that makes the record more unsettling than it is slick! The rhythms, as always, are the main focus – and they're pretty darn great, and often surprisingly complicated. Don't know who could really dance to this, but that's hardly the point – and titles include "Git On Up", "Maybe You Can Dance", "I Found My Love On A Saturday", "You & I", and "On The Weekend". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Graham BondHoly Magick ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual little album from Graham Bond – quite spiritual, almost supernatural at times – very much what you'd expect from the cover and title! The record's light years away from Bond's British beat group work of a few years before – and has a quality that almost mixes headier rock influences with the spiritualism of the post-Coltrane generation – as the record almost goes farther in a direction that was somewhat initiated by Albert Ayler's more rock-like leanings at the end of his life. Many numbers have chorus vocals rising up behind Bond's lead – and while his own work on alto sax is somewhat displaced by strong use of guitar on many tracks, there's still a fair bit of jazzy elements going on in the mix – particularly on side two, which features Graham laying down some strong lines on the Hammond. Titles include "Aquarius Mantra", "Praise City Of Light", "12 GatesTo The City", "Invocation To The Light", "The Qabalistic Cross", "The Pentagram Ritual", "The Holy Words", "The Judgement", and "The Magician". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a small peeled spot in one corner, and a half-unglued bottom seam.)

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New Clifford BrownQuintet Vol 2 ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, Mid 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Second volume pulled together in the early 80s of Brownie's remarkable work with a smoking quintet that would record some of the finest bop sides issued on the Emarcy label. He's working here with Max Roach, George Morrow and Richie Powell and either Sonny Rollins or Harold Land as Brown's foil in the front line. 16 tracks in all: "George's Dilema", "If I Love Again", "The Blues Walk", "What Am I Here For", "Cherokee", "Jacqui", "Sandu", "Gertrude's Bounce", "Junior's Arrival", "Powell's Prances", "Flossie Lou", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing", "I'll Remember April", "Time" and "The Scene Is Clean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Clifford Brown, Morgana King, Nat Adderley, et alYoung Ones Of Jazz ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A cool little Mercury compilation, featuring some of the hippest jazz acts recording for the label at the time – most of them young enough to live up to the title! The set mixes both vocal and instrumental selections – and titles include "That Old Devil Called Love" and "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams" by Jackie Paris, "Sun Dance" and "Little Joanie Walks" by Nat Adderley, "Little Beaver" by Jimmy Cleveland, "Gertrude's Bounce" by Clifford Brown, "Moon Song" by Joe Saye, and "Frankie & Johnny" by Morgana King. LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam and some light stains.)

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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 a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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