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VariousMercury Records – The New Orleans Sessions – 1950 &1953 ... CD
Mercury/Bear Family (Germany), 1950/1953. New Copy 2CD ... $34.99 39.95
A great lost chapter in the history of New Orleans R&B – material recorded by Mercury Records down in Louisiana in the early 50s – all beautifully brought together here in a lavishly overstuffed package! Mercury was located in Chicago, and cut most of their famous early work in the Windy City – but in the years 1950 and 1953, they made some key trips down to New Orleans – and recorded some great work that's still relatively unknown all these years later! The Mercury work from New Orleans isn't nearly as strictly codified as that of labels like Imperial or Atlantic – and there's a nice variety of swing, jump, and bluesy rhythms going on here – served up by a relatively tight cadre of artists. The 2CD set is almost worth it for the booklet alone – a 70 page treasure trove of notes, photos, and other details on the music. But there's also plenty of great music too – a whopping 47 tracks that include "A Job For A Jockey", "Still My Angel Child", "Miss Lollypop's Confession", "Love Troubles", and "Baby Get Wise" by Alma Monday; "Byrd's Blues", "Hadacol Bounce", "Her Mind Is Gone", "Between The Night & Day", and "Been Foolin Around" by Roy Byrd; "Boogie's The Thing" and "Bat Lee Swing" by George Miller & His Mid-Driffs; "Something's Wrong" and "Five Long Letters" by Herbert Woo Woo More; "Mercury Boogie" and "New Way Of Loving" by Dwine Craven; "Keep Your Hands On Your Heart" by Pat Valdelar; "Bye & Bye" by Silvertone Singers; "I Walk In My Sleep" by Theard Johnson; and "She Won't Leave No More" by Little Joe Gaines. (Soul, Blues) CD
 
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Junior WellsYou're Tuff Enough – The Blues Rock Recordings ... CD
Mercury, 1969. Used ... $19.99
Some of our favorite work ever from the legendary Junior Wells – a singer known best to most folks for his work on the Chicago blues scene, but also a surprisingly soulful talent on this great album for Mercury's Blue Rock subsidiary! Blue Rock lived for just a short time, but cut some excellent work in the process – and like this album, much of their releases aimed to blend blues material with some of the grittier, funkier side of Chicago in the late 60s – making for sock-soul sessions that can rival some of the best Chess Records 45s at the time! No surprise, the album's filled with work from chess talents who include Monk Higgins and Charles Stepney – who handle arrangements along with Wells – and titles include the killer classic "Up in Heah", plus "It's All Soul", "Gonna Cramp Your Style", "Where Did I Go Wrong?", "Sweet Darling Think It Over", "The Hippies Are Trying", "Junior's Groove", and "You're The One". CD features loads of bonus tracks – 10 more titles that include "Another Mule Is Kicking In Your Stall", "I Just Wanna Groove", "I'm Your Gravy Train", "What Is That You Got", and "You Better Watch Yourself". CD
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✨✧ Josh White/Big Bill BroonzyJazz Greats Vol 4 – Folk Blues ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some gloss peeling at the top, discoloration from age, and an ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Junior WellsYou're Tuff Enough (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Blue Rock (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of our favorite work ever from the legendary Junior Wells – a singer known best to most folks for his work on the Chicago blues scene, but also a surprisingly soulful talent on this great album for Mercury's Blue Rock subsidiary! Blue Rock lived for just a short time, but cut some excellent work in the process – and like this album, much of their releases aimed to blend blues material with some of the grittier, funkier side of Chicago in the late 60s – making for sock-soul sessions that can rival some of the best Chess Records 45s at the time! No surprise, the album's filled with work from chess talents who include Monk Higgins and Charles Stepney – who handle arrangements along with Wells – and titles include the killer classic "Up in Heah", plus "It's All Soul", "Gonna Cramp Your Style", "Where Did I Go Wrong?", "Sweet Darling Think It Over", "The Hippies Are Trying", "Junior's Groove", and "You're The One". CD features loads of bonus tracks – 10 more titles that include "Another Mule Is Kicking In Your Stall", "I Just Wanna Groove", "I'm Your Gravy Train", "What Is That You Got", and "You Better Watch Yourself". CD
 
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✨✧ Junior ParkerHoney-Drippin' Blues ... LP
Blue Rock, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Killer work from Junior Parker – an artist who was already great in his early Duke Records years – but one who really seemed to take off even more as the 60s moved on! On records like this, Parker picks up a strong undercurrent of funky soul – a groove that's a perfect fit for Mercury's Blue Rock label – which often did a great job of merging the worlds of blues and soul – especially in the music of Junior Wells. Production has lots of nice Chicago soul touches, and at times Junior's vocals move into a territory that's almost a bit like the groove of Tyrone Davis at the time. Great stuff throughout – and titles include "I Got Money", "Lovin Man On Your Hands", "Easy Lovin", and "I'm So Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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