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Paul Paray/John Corigliano/Melba MooreNaked Carmen ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A weird and wild concept album – a 70s recasting of Bizet's Carmen, with some cool moogy touches, and vocals from Melba Moore! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Graham ParkerHeat Treatment ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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

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

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New RachmaninoffSymphony No 2 In E Minor Op 27 – Paul Paray/Detroit Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Stereo pressing. Full color background cover. Cover has a split on the bottom seam.)

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

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

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Pete RugoloPercussion At Work ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A percussion-heavy batch of tracks that has Pete Rugolo starting from a mode explored heavily in the hi-fi years, but taking the genre into much jazzier territory! With the help of a large group of west coast players – including Don Fagerquist, Larry Bunker, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolini, Jack Costanzo, and Shelly Manne – Pete really makes things swing nicely, and brings in as much dynamic energy from the horns as he gets from the percussion! Titles include "Bongo Riff", "Drumerama", "Funky Drums", "Interplay For Drums, Bass", "Artistry In Percussion", and "1+4". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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

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RushPower Windows ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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Jorgen RygJorgen Ryg Jazz Quartet ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
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(Cover has a split top seam & some light wear.)

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

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

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Sir Lord BaltimoreKingdom Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
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New Jimmy SmithIt's Necessary ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $0.99
One of Jimmy's last albums for a major label in the 70s – a real back-to-basics set that was recorded live at the Jimmy Smith Supper Club in LA – the "home of fried cornbread and live jazz", and a venue that we certainly wish we could have visited! Jimmy's working here with an all-star group that almost recalls his Blue Note jam session work – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Teddy Edwards and Harold Land on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar – all coming together in gently-grooving numbers that have a classic soul jazz feel. Titles include "It's Necessary", "For Your Love", "Side Mouthin", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "I've Got Love On My Mind", and "Say It Again, Jim". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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SteamSteam ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(White label promo. Cover has tape on the spine and some pen on back.)

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

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New Rod StewartBest Of Rod Stewart ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear & light staining.)

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

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Donna SummerBad Girls ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A super huge hit for Donna Summer – a disco classic as well as a pop crossover smash! The album was produced by disco powerhouse Giorgio Moroder, and featured the hits "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and "Dim All The Lights". Plus the songs "On My Honor", "Our Love", "Lucky", "There Will Always Be A You", "Sunset People", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeves. Cover has edge wear, some small stains, and a couple of rips on the back at the opening.)
Also available Bad Girls ... CD 3.99

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New Donna SummerShe Works Hard For The Money ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good ... $0.99
One of the last great pop records from Donna Summer – thanks to super huge radio and video play for the title cut – and to a huge amount of tuneful tracks put together by producer/arranger Michael Omartin! By this point, Summer isn't trying to fool anyone that she's a deeper soul artist – and has really relaxed into a reworking of her previous 70s disco mode – a catchier, more crossover-pointed style that kept Donna's fire going a lot stronger than most of her club diva contemporaries from the decade before. Titles include "She Works Hard For The Money", "Woman", "Stop Look & Listen", "Tokyo", "People People", and "I Do Believe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available She Works Hard For The Money (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 16.99

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Swing Out SisterIt's Better To Travel ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Very Good ... $1.99
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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Gabor SzaboNightflight ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Although this one's not from Gabor's classic period on the Skye label, it does have a nice R&B fusion sound to it, and was recorded at Sigma Studios in Philly. Bunny Sigler produced, and he gives the set a 70's soul sort of sound, but Gabor's cool guitar is still out front, and keeps the tracks sharp, in a sort of pop fusion way. Cuts include the spacey "Concorde (Night Flight)", plus "Babby Rattle Snake", "Smooth Sailin", and "Keep Smilin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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

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Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, & Art MadJazz School ... LP
Mercury/EmArcy, 1956. Very Good- ... $14.99
A compilation of Joe Gordon, Art Mardigan, Paul Gonsalves and Clark Terry each leading their own bands on a couple of tracks. All of the players and songs are too numerous to mention here but, for instance, the record features Art Mardigan on drums and he is joined by such performers as Milt Gold on trombone for a couple of songs which include "I've Found A New Baby". Paul Gonsalves plays tenor sax with Junior Mance on piano and plays such tunes as"It Don't Mean A Thing". Joe Gordon plays trumpet with Charlie Rouse on tenor and they play "Evening Lights", just to name a few of the performers and tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury/EmArcy pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some splotches from the removal of the gloss finish on the front, a split top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, two small pieces of tape, some aging, and a stain in one corner.)

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

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

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

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Sarah VaughanClose To You ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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

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Sarah VaughanMagic Of Sarah Vaughan ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Plenty of magic here – a record with a different sound than some of Sarah Vaughan's earlier work – but one that's still pretty great! The backings here bring in plenty of strings, and a bit of voices – going for a full feel that's a bit like some of the country soul albums of the period – although Sarah herself is far from country, and nicely poised throughout. A number of the tunes are standards, but they have a different sort of feel in this setting – and Vaughan's vocals float nicely over the top, tying the whole thing together on tunes that include "That Old Black Magic", "Carefree", "Separate Ways", "Mary Contrary", "I've Got The World On A String", "Love Is A Random Thing", and "Sweet Affection". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, a sticker on the front, and some surface wear on the back.)

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

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

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Sarah VaughanWonderful Sarah ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Nice 50's material from Sarah, with a sound that's perhaps a bit more arranged than her jazz albums for Emarcy, but still quite nice in the vocal department, especially as the set includes a nice batch of sensitive and obscure material. We're not sure who did the arrangements, by they sound as if they might be by Billy Byers. Titles include "The Other Woman", "Experience Unnecessary", "Idle Gossip", and "Johnny, Be Smart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing with a deep groove.)

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

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

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

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

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New Deep PurplePerfect Strangers ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Includes original inner sleeve.)

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Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 an unglued bottom seam held with masking tape, and marker outlining the image on all sides.)

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New VariousFunky Stuff – Best Of Funk Essentials ... LP
Mercury, 1970s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A sampler from the mid 90s, when Mercury was releasing it's "Funk Essentials" series, with 7 tracks: Leon Haywood "I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You (single version)", Cameo "Shake Your Pants", Kool & The Gang "Hollywood Swinging" and "Jungle Jazz", Con Funk Shun "Ffun", Parliament "Flashlight (LP version)" and the Bar Kays "Too Hot To Stop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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

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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, and a bit of staining along the top seam.)

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

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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
(Cover has split seams.)

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New Jerry ButlerSpice Of Life ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily 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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New CoatesThree Elizabeths/London Suite/Four Ways – Fennell/London Pops Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing.)

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

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

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New Dave DudleyPool Shark ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Serge GainsbourgConfidentiel ... LP
Philips/Mercury (France), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing too confidential here, given the openness that Serge Gainsbourg brings to his music – and a great early 60s session that has Serge working with spare jazz backing, courtesy of bassist Michel Gaudry and guitarist Elek Bacsik! With no other percussion, piano, or orchestral backings to support his vocals, the album is one of Serge's most intimate – a strangely personal portrait of his work, as the two stringed instruments weave webs of rhythm and melody against Serge's raspy vocals on tunes like "Maxim's", "Negative Blues", "Elaeudania Teiteia", "Chez Les Ye Ye", "Scenic Railway", and "No No Thanks No". Despite the absence of other instrumentation, the effect is wonderfully full – and the songs sparkle as much as Serge's other work from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing from the late 90s.)

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New Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... LP
Mercury/Total Experience, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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New Gunhill RoadFirst Stop ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label promo. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track three. Cover has a large Recommended Cuts sticker, a split bottom seam, a partially split top seam, a faded spine, and some ring & edge wear.)

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New HansonComposer & His Orchestra Vol 2 – Mosaics – Howard Hanson/Eastman Rochester Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Sealed mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a light stain in one corner.)

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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 – in nice shape, save for one slightly bumped corner of the cover.)

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New Kurtis BlowEgo Trip ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're not normally the biggest Kurtis Blow fans, but outside of his early singles, this LP features some of our favorite Kurtis Blow tracks. The production is similar to that big beat Lynn Drum/DMX style that the 1983-85 Profile artists used. With "8 Million Stories" – featuring Run-DMC, "AJ Scratch"– featuring the oft-sampled "Up in the Bronx where the people are fresh...", "Basketball" – about all the NBA stars of the time, "Ego Trip" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Elizabeth Lands (Liz Lands)Untamed ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arrangements by Dave Martin – for an early appearance by this hip soulful singer! Titles include "The Children", "Mighty One", "Mr Mountain", "Ku Ku Ba", "Have A Child", and "Snow White Gown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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New Buddy MilesThem Changes ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark crossover album – featuring Buddy Miles' mixed Freedom Express group, and a heavy jazz-rock sound that would soon dominate the charts with other groups. Buddy's drums are super-heavy, even if his vocals always get us the wrong way. Includes the original recording of "Them Changes", plus "Memphis Train", "Your Feeling Is Mine", "Dreams", and "Down By The River". One for the Fillmore crowd! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, some seam splitting, and a name in marker on the back.)

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

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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 Ohio PlayersContradiction ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some wear.)

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New Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some edge wear.)

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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
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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New Buddy RichRich Rebellion (aka Richcraft) ... LP
Wing/Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tighter than usual for Buddy Rich at Verve – but still a great little set, thanks to some soulfully swinging arrangements from Ernie Wilkins – who was really at the top of his game at this point in his career! The lineup is filled with great players – including Phil Woods, Harry Edison, Al Cohn, and Benny Golson – and in a way, the record almost grooves with some of the same energy that Quincy Jones was bringing to his big band records of the time – save for a bit more emphasis on the drums! Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Richcraft", "From The Sticks", "Song Of The Islands", and "Sweets Tooth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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. Cover has a light stain on the spine.)

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

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New RushHemispheres ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 RushHold Your Fire ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New RushPermanent Waves ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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New TchaikovskySymphony No 4 In F Minor Opus 36 – Antal Dorati/London Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing, RFR 1 – in great shape!)

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

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New Dinah WashingtonOriginal Soul Sister – Queen Of The Blues ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Josh WhiteJosh White's Blues ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New JuniorAcquired Taste ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Ramsey Lewis TrioDown To Earth ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
From their inception in late 1956, Ramsey Lewis and his famous Young/Holt-era trio were destined for great jazz fame. This 1958 session on Mercury (then based in the group's native Chicago) catches the trio right at the beginning – when they were taking tunes that were pretty well known, and turning them into tight, jaunty, often comically-tinged soul jazz numbers that were very popular with the folks at the downtown clubs. As proof of that, the album features Lewis-arranged versions of many familiar favorites – including "Dark Eyes", "Come Back To Sorrento", "Greensleeves", and "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child". Also includes a few originals – like "We Blue It" and "Soul Mist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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

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

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

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

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New Dinah WashingtonUnforgettable ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic late work from Dinah Washington – arranged and conducted by Belford Hendricks with a sublime feel that's perfect for her vocals! Titles include "This Bitter Earth", "Unforgettable", "When I Fall In Love", "The Song Is Ended", "This Love Of Mine", "A Man Only Does What A Woman Makes Him Do", and "A Bad Case Of The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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New Captain Beefheart & His Magic BandUnconditionally Guaranteed ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used ... 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
(Original US pressing.)

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

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

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New Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary remastered edition) (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Mercury, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative – but it works beautifully as a set of little pictures of the world seen through the eyes of Elton and Bernie Taupin – both at the height of their powers, and able to balance catchy commercial tunes with some grittier undercurrents. The set's filled with classics – and titles include "Candle In The Wind", "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", "Bennie & The Jets", "Social Disease", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Harmony", "Jamaica Jerk-Off", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ... CD 4.99
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 4CD/DVD combo) ... CD 58.99
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 19.99

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New Pete Rugolo & His OrchestraAdventure In Sound - Reeds In Hi Fi ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Pete Rugolo's greatest albums – and some of his most groundbreaking work away from Stan Kenton! The album features Rugolo arranging for a tight group of west coast reed players – including Bud Shank, Dave Pell, and Bob Cooper – and the tracks are angular, complicated, and dosed with that right mixture of modernism and swing that made Kenton's best work from the early 50s so great. Titles include "Theme For Alto", "Igor Beaver", "Impressionism", "Our Waltz", "Polytonal Blues", and "Collaboration". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some aging, a small split on the bottom seam, a spot of sticker residue on the back, and a drill hole through the center that also goes through the label.)

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New ShacklefordsUntil You've Heard The Shacklefords You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has tpae on the spine, a promo stamp, and some notes in pen on back.)
 
 
 



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