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Eric MercuryElectric Black Man ... LP
Avco, Early 70s. Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
Ouch! What a bad title! But the record's actually Eric Mercury's best – a blend of soul and rock styles, sung in his raspy voice, handled with arrangements by Paul Harris that have a nice righteous sound and a bit of funk in the mix. Titles include "Life Style", "Earthless", "Tears, No Laughter", "Everybody Has The Right To Love", "Night Lady", "Hurdy Gurdy Man", and "Electric Black Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & some wear.)

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Eric MercuryFunky Sounds Nurtured In The Fertile Soil Of Memphis ... LP
Enterprise, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
We'll be honest, there's not that much funk going on in this album – or at least not nearly as much as you'd expect from the title – but it's also not a bad soul record, and it's probably one of Eric's best overall. Steve Cropper arranged and produced the set, and there's enough of a Memphis groove on the best cuts – especially the extended "It's Time For Me To Make Love To You" – to keep the record going. Other titles include "A Gift To You", "Like It Should Be", "I Can Smell That Funky Music", "Stop Looking Down", and "Wrap Me In A Map". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric MercuryLove Is Taking Over ... LP
Enterprise, 1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Sweet slightly funky soul, recorded by Mercury at Muscle Shoals, and with the more baroque production that Stax was using on its Enterprise label. Includes the tracks "Black Woman", "Take A Walk Down My Street", " The Bridge We Cross Over", "Love Is Taking Over", "You Got To Live Right", "Sweet Sara", and "You Got To Give A Damn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Charles MingusPre Bird ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An unusual chapter in the label-hopping career of Charles Mingus – a one-off date recorded for Mercury right after Mingus' legendary sessions for Columbia! The format here may well be Mingus' most ambitious to date – as the album features larger groups than before, exploring a range of musical ideas that run from Charles' own highly political expressions of the Civil Rights era to some of his landmark explorations of Duke Ellington! As always, the individual players in the group are given a strong voice in the proceedings – and the record bristles with energy from solos by Ted Curson, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Yusef Lateef, and a young Joe Farrell – as well as vocal performances by Lorraine Cousins, who sings on the classic "Weird Nightmare" and the haunting "Eclipse". A tremendous record throughout – filled with life, imagination, and boundless creativity – with titles that include "Mingus Fingus no. 2", "Weird Nightmare", "Eclipse", "Bemoanable Lady", "Half Mast Inhibition", and "Prayer for Passive Resistance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Limelight pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Revisited (aka Pre-Bird) ... CD
EmArcy/Polygram (Germany), 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Revisited (aka Pre-Bird) ... LP
Limelight, 1960. Used ... 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
(Later non-gatefold pressing.)
 
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Sarah VaughanComplete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury Vol 2 – Sings Great American Songs 1956 to 1957 (5CD set) ... CD
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used 5 CDs ... $39.99
Sublime readings of classic standards – with backings by Hal Mooney, David Carroll, and Jimmy Jones – plus some duet vocals with Billy Eckstine! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Frederick FennellFrederick Fennell Conducts Cole Porter ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
Includes guitar from Mundell Lowe and vibes from Eddie Costa! LP, Vinyl record album
(In very classy F:35d Stereo!)

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GuaranisLatin American Rhythms ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams with clear tape, stains at the top & bottom, and some sticker remnants on front.)

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DelegationIn Love's Time – The Delegation Story 1976 to 1983 ... CD
Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A career-spanning look at the music of Delegation – one of the few UK soul groups of the 70s who could go head-to-head with the best American acts of the time! Delegation have this razor-sharp style that almost prefaces 80s groove – a mode that was born in the disco generation, but which is much leaner overall – and really well-suited to the vocal approach of the trio – who themselves are maybe tighter and hipper than a good deal of their contemporaries! By the time the 70s were drawing to a close, Delegation had really grown into something wonderful – and you'll hear a great evolution in sound and style on this massively-packed set – which includes early work for the State label, plus bigger sides for Ariola and Mercury – including a few single mixes too. 33 titles in all – with tracks that include "Turn On To City Life", "12th House", "It's Your Turn (12" mix)", "Heartache No 9 (12" mix)", "Oh Honey (12" mix)", "Stand Up", "Sho Nuff Sold On You", "Let Me Take You To The Sun", "Mr Heartbreak", "Gonna Bring The House Down", "Feels So Good", "Dance Prance Boogie", "Singing (12" mix)", "I Figure I'm Out Of Your Life", "I Wantcha Back", "Tell Her", "Welcome To My World", "We Can Make It", and "Someone Oughta Write A Song". CD

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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $0.99 12.99
A genius album from Swedish baritone giant Lars Gullin – and a set that's from a period that was much less documented on our side of the Atlantic! Gullin was one of the undisputed masters of the instrument, and his American recordings on Mercury and Prestige stand as proof to his talent – but his work from the 60s, done back in his native Sweden, has been lost for years – and is often deeper and more complicated than his US sides of the 50s! This set from 1964 features Gullin in the company of a host of very talented "pals" that includes some of the greatest talents in jazz in Sweden at the time – Rolf Billberg on alto, Jan Allan on trumpet, Harry Backlund on tenor, Torgny Nilsson on trombone, and Lars Sjosten on piano – all artists used by Gullin in varying combinations, working through these wonderful arrangements of original tunes that are among some of the best he ever wrote. The set features haunting arrangements that defy description, and which allow the soloists free room to express themselves in a manner that skirts between hardbop and modernism, but which always manages to swing! Titles include "It's True", "I've Seen", "Prima Vera", "Decent Eyes", "Gabriella", and "Portrait Of My Pals". CD also features 4 bonus tracks too! CD

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Mickey NewburyFrisco Mabel Joy ... LP
Elektra, 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The second in Mickey Newbury's American Trilogy – recorded when Newbury was at Elektra Records, a label that was apparantly as unable to find an audience for him as Mercury was a few years earlier – but all these years later it stands just as beautifully of a leftfield bit of spacious, moody genius just about any singer-songwriter record of the period we can think of! Recorded at Nashville's Cinderella Sound Studios, it's really wonderful stuff that defys genre and convention, but is as emotionally connective and sastisfying as anything from the mainstream. Titles include "The Future's Not What It Used To Be", "Frisco Depot, "Swiss Cottage Place", "How I Love Them Old Songs" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, in the die-cut cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Inner sleeve has some seam splitting. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Mickey NewburyLooks Like Rain ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good+ ... $24.99
The first great album in what's now dubbed Mickey Newbury's American Trilogy – recorded for an apparently indifferent Mercury Records – a haunting bit of genius from a songwriter who to that point had written songs recorded by fellows working in with the lavish Nashville Sound, but this set all about spacious intimacy! Titles include "She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye", "I Don't Think Much About Her No More", "T Total Tommy", "San Francisco Mable Joy" and "Looks Like Baby's Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sarah VaughanVaughan With Voices ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An unusual album for Sarah Vaughan, but a compelling one too – a set recorded in Copehagen with some Danish singers in the background – providing a pillowy cushion behind Sarah's lead, in ways that make for a wonderfully mellow record! Orchestrations are by Robert Farnon, who works well with the overseas voices in ways that are similar to his American work – and although the setting isn't as lean or groovy as some of Sarah's other Mercury work, it makes for a nice way of hearing the sadder tones in her style at the time – a bit like some of the bluer Roulette sides. Titles include "Blue Orchids", "Charade", "My Coloring Book", "Funny", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "How Beautiful Is Night", and "I'll Be Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo with deep groove.)

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✨✧ DelegationIn Love's Time – The Delegation Story 1976 to 1983 ... CD
Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A career-spanning look at the music of Delegation – one of the few UK soul groups of the 70s who could go head-to-head with the best American acts of the time! Delegation have this razor-sharp style that almost prefaces 80s groove – a mode that was born in the disco generation, but which is much leaner overall – and really well-suited to the vocal approach of the trio – who themselves are maybe tighter and hipper than a good deal of their contemporaries! By the time the 70s were drawing to a close, Delegation had really grown into something wonderful – and you'll hear a great evolution in sound and style on this massively-packed set – which includes early work for the State label, plus bigger sides for Ariola and Mercury – including a few single mixes too. 33 titles in all – with tracks that include "Turn On To City Life", "12th House", "It's Your Turn (12" mix)", "Heartache No 9 (12" mix)", "Oh Honey (12" mix)", "Stand Up", "Sho Nuff Sold On You", "Let Me Take You To The Sun", "Mr Heartbreak", "Gonna Bring The House Down", "Feels So Good", "Dance Prance Boogie", "Singing (12" mix)", "I Figure I'm Out Of Your Life", "I Wantcha Back", "Tell Her", "Welcome To My World", "We Can Make It", and "Someone Oughta Write A Song". CD
Also available In Love's Time – The Delegation Story 1976 to 1983 ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Quincy JonesCinema Of Quincy Jones (6CD box set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, Jones had already had a decade under his belt as one of the hippest arrangers, leaders, and composers in jazz – and the film business really respected those talents, and allowed Quincy to bring some really fresh styles into play – modes that really opened up the vibe of American cinema, and also paved the way for the funky styles of the 70s! As that decade approached, Jones left behind the cinema to take on some more higher-profile records of his own – but all the charms of those great albums can be found here at their roots – in this stunning collection of soundtrack material, some of which has never been on CD. The package is way more than just a sampler – and includes an album's worth of material from the films The Pawnbroker, Slender Thread, Mirage, The Deadly Affair, In The Heat Of The Night, In Cold Blood, Walk Don't Run, The Italian Job, Lost Man, and John & Mary – plus two versions of the love theme from The Getaway, and a bonus CD with 18 tracks – titled Q's highlights, and featuring tracks from his Mercury records – plus more by Billy Preston, Arthur Prysock, Bill Cosby, Shirley Horn, Letta Mbulu, Toots Thielemans, and others. Even features the "Sanford & Son" and "Ironside" themes! CD
Also available Cinema Of Quincy Jones ... LP 14.99

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Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A dreamy little soundtrack to this lesser-known film – but a real bossa classic from the 60s, featuring original tunes by Luiz Bonfa and orchestrations by Deodato! The sound of the set is really wonderful – sometimes fragile, sometimes full – with a juxtaposition that beautifully links American soundtrack modes of the 60s and some of the bossa innovations associated with Bonfa and Deodato. Deodato's orchestrations are possibly the best side of the set – often light and airy with a similar approach to his Os Gatos work – but served up here in shorter snippets that allow a lot of variation on color and theme throughout the record. Album includes classic readings of "The Gentle Rain", "O Ganso", and "Non Stop To Brazil" – plus the tracks "Judy's Story", "Please Help Me One More Time", "Copa Beach", "It's Tempting", "Saturday In Rio", and "Across A Table". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, a small cutout hole, and a lightly bent corner with a tear.)

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✨✧ Jorgen IngmannSwing Softly ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
Groovy guitar instrumental tracks by one of the biggest international talents of the 60's. Ingmann's guitar has a unique hard edged sound that's in keeping with American instrumentalists of the same type, but which has a cool overdubbed guitar sound that's a bit like Les Paul. Titles include "Margie", "Frenesi", "Qui Zaz", "Camondongo", and "Yourtel Gingando". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & partially split top seam.)

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Moms MableyMoms Mabley At The White House Conference ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Moms takes her case to the White House – yakking it up with the usual hint at off-color comedy, and a knack for a soulful approach that actually helped her bridge more audiences than other African American comics of the time. Routines include "Me & LBJ", "The Beggar The Crash", "Introduction To Opera", and "Funnies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ NiceElegy ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ernestine AndersonHot Cargo – Ernestine Anderson In Sweden 1956 – Complete Studio Recordings ... CD
Mercury/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great early set from singer Ernestine Anderson – material recorded in Sweden with a sound that's even more sweetly swinging than some of her American albums of the time! The backings on most tracks are by Harry Arnold – one of the hippest Swedish leaders of the time, and an arranger who's clearly got an ear for the more soulful side of Anderson's vocals – hardly the sort of icy Scandinavian sort of groove you might expect! And in a way, Ernestine seems to sound even better in this setting than back home – almost a bit more balanced, with a slight sort of poise that comes through nicely on the ballads. Titles include "Experiment", "Day Dream", "Did I Remember", "Ill Wind", and "My Man". CD adds in a lot more bonus tracks also recorded in Sweden at the same time – including sides done with the Duke Jordan trio – making for a total of 17 tracks that include "Mad About The Boy", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Supper Time", and "Looking For A Boy". CD

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✨✧ Walker BrothersTake It Easy With The Walker Brothers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury (UK), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work by the Walker Brothers! The record's one of their best, and is way better a look at the group's talents than any of the hit-oriented American ones from the 60s! Scott Walker is right up front on most of the tracks – working at a level that really foreshadows his own solo brilliance in years to come. The arrangements are great – directed by Ivor Raymonde with a style that's really beginning to move beyond simple pop – and the album's got loads of great tunes, including "The Girl I Lost In The Rain", "First Love Never Dies", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", and "Here Comes The Night". Plus, this version is a greatly-expanded one – with a huge amount of bonus tracks from rare singles and Eps – a good number of which have a bit of a solo Scot Walker quality. Other include "I Need You", "The Seventh Dawn", "Love Her", "You're All Around Me", "Young Man Cried", "Looking For Me", "My Ship Is Coming In", "But I Do", and "Lonely Winds". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes TrioBossa Nova York (aka Swinger From Rio) ... CD
Elenco/Mercury (Brazil), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sergio Mendes is definitely a swinger – especially on this jazz-based session that was recorded before his famous work with Brasil 66! This album was recorded in New York, at a time when Mendes was one of the hottest things brewing in the bossa scene in Brazil – and apart from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim on guitar, many of the other players are American jazz musicians – including Art Farmer on flugelhorn, Phil Woods on alto sax, and Hubert Laws on flute – all adding in some nice jazzy elements to the tunes! The music is all instrumental, and a great mix of jazz and bossa that really lets you hear the young Sergio's skills on piano. Titles include "Maria Moita", "Sambinha Bossa Nova", "The Dreamer", "Primavera", "Favela", and "Pau Brazil". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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