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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 pressing from the 80s. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Harry NilssonFlash Harry ... LP
Mercury (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The rare final album by Harry Nilsson – cut for Mercury after his long streak of brilliant, idiosyncratic records for RCA – but it was only released in the UK and Japan at the time! It's a charming, laidback effort on Nilsson's part – as stylistically varied as you'd expect from such a restless spirit, and featuring collaborations with a pretty amazing roster of guests – including Eric Idle and Charlie Dore actually doing the singing on the opening number, plus old friend Van Dyke Parks, Ringo Starr, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bobby Keyes and others. This is an unjustly overlooked record if there ever was one! Includes "Harry", "Cheek To Cheek", "Best Move", "Old Dirt Road", "I Don't Need You", "Rain", "I've Got It", "It's So Easy", "How Long Can Disco On" and "Bright Side Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few light creases.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Revisited (aka Pre-Bird) ... LP
Limelight, 1960. Used Gatefold ... 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
(Gatefold pressing, with booklet – very nice! Booklet is in great shape, too. Back cover has a promo stamp.)
 
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AndersonMusic Of Leroy Anderson Vol 1 – Frederick Fennell/Eastman Rochester Pops Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove stereo pressing – CTFR4/CTFR2 – in a color back sleeve! Cover has some light ringwear.)

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Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $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". CD

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✨✧ Eyes Of BlueCrossroads Of Time (with bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
Great work from a group who definitely are in the budding years of the UK progressive scene – but one who also knows how to stick to a tighter combo sound too! The record's got a really wonderful vibe – the full-on fire of some late beat group work, but much more farther-reaching in conception – both lyrically and instrumentally, especially when some light production touches kick in to do great things to the organ and vocals. The musical themes are a bit heady, too – some nicely political touches, but in a subtle way – and the group also turn out a nice over of Love's "7 + 7 Is", alongside other tracks that include "Crossroads Of Time", "I'll Be Your Friend", "Prodigal Son", "Largo", "Love is The Law", and "Inspiration For A New Day". CD features the bonus single "Q III". CD

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✨✧ Eyes Of BlueIn Fields Of Ardath (with bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
Very cool work from this unique Welsh group of the 60s a combo who might have started out in beat group modes, but really go for something different on this unique set! Eyes Of Blue have this spacious style that almost recalls the Moody Blues at times – but they're also much more gritty and soulful as well – almost as if they hit territory between the Moodies first record and their ambitous later works, but also draw on wider musical references that have them covering a Django Reinhardt tune on one track, and throwing in some classical references on another. Titles include the cut "Merry Go Round", which they did for a film with Quincy Jones – plus "The Light We See", "Souvenirs", "Little Bird", "Door", "Spanish Blues", "Chances", and "After The War". CD also features the bonus single "Apache 69". CD

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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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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $3.99 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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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

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Buddy MilesBicentennial Gathering Of The Tribes ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Buddy Miles hits the Bicentennial, and he's giving a nod to Native Americans on the cover – although a few years late of that trend in comparison to efforts by other singers of his generation! The album's also an obscure date for Casablanca – one that has Miles in smoother soul territory than before, but still with a bit more edge than other artists on the disco powerhouse label. Buddy produced himself, and the tunes are an updated version of the rock/soul vibe laid down by Miles on the early Mercury albums – taken to territory that's a bit smoother 70s, yet still with strong crossover appeal. Titles include "Inflation", "Now's The Time", "Where You Gonna Run To Lady", "Grecian Lady", "Won't You Be My Friend", and "Wake Me Shake Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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NiceElegy ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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

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Prokofiev/Rachmaninov/Shostakovich/Liszt et alMercury Living Presence – The Russian Recordings (SR90300/SR90305/SR90309/SR90310/SR90329) (5LP 180 gram box set) ... LP
Mercury/Speakers Corner (Germany), 1962. Near Mint- 5LP (reissue)... $79.99
A document of the first time an American technial and musical staff recorded in the Soviet Union. Included are Piano Concertos by Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, and Liszt performed by Byron Janis, Shostakovich's Quartets Nos 4 & 8 by The Borodin String Quartet, The Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra performing Balaika Favorites, and more. A beautiful package – includes each LP in its own sleeve with original artwork and a book documenting the trip – in a deluxe wooden box with a plexi cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram stereo reissue – on Speakers Corner!)

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RunawaysRunaways ... CD
Cherry Red/Mercury (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
The glammy garage punk classic! Evil genius Kim Fowley + hard-rockin' underage girls + 1976 = one of the most immediately catchy, damn near illicit razor-edged trash rock albums ever! Although it was a joke to the rock literati of the time (and may still be. . .stupid snobs) this album was integral to the coming punk revolution – particularly the unpretentious Ramones brand. This Cherry Red edition has multi-fold notes on top of the original liner notes by the then 16-year-old Lisa Francher of BOMP Magazine, lyrics and vintage photos – plus those 10 innuendo-fueled gems: "Cherry Bomb", "You Drive Me Wild", "Is It Day Or Night", "Thunder", "Rock And Roll", "Lovers", "American Nights", "Blackmail", "Secrets" and "Dead End Justice". CD

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✨✧ 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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanVaughan With Voices ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 pressing with deep groove. Cover has a promo ink stamp, small sticker, and some marker.)

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✨✧ Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
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.)
Also available Gentle Rain ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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