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✨✧ Count Basie/Lester YoungCount Basie (Mercury MG 25015) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Good+ ... $34.99
A cool split LP! Side one features Basie with his Kansas City Seven – with Lester Young on tenor and Buck Clayton on trumpet. And side two is even better – quartet material from Lester Young, with Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Slam Stewart on bass, and Sid Catlett on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has oxidation on Basie side and plays with some surface noise. Cover has light aging, but looks pretty nice.)
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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball's Sharpshooters ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A set that's right on target, right from the start – and one that has the young Cannonball Adderley really coming into his groove! The set's a lot more soul jazz-oriented than some of Cannon's records from a few years before – played by a rock-solid group that includes brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – hitting a groove that's got plenty of nascent elements of that Cannonball sound that would virtually take over jazz in the 60s! Yet there's also a nicely different vibe going on here too – a bit less structure, and a looser approach to the mode – spun out with some modern moments too, on titles that include "Straight No Chaser", "Jubilation", "Our Delight", "Fuller Bop Man", and "Stay On It". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Jazz Wax pressing.)

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Steve Allen & Gus BivonaSwingin' & Dancin' ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a bit of sticker residue, some small stains, and two ink stamps on the back.)

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✨✧ Albert AmmonsBoogie Woogie Piano (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Poor ... $4.99
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(NOTE: Poor condition. Cover has some wear, aging, an address stamp on both sides and clear tape along all seams.)

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Cat AndersonCat On A Hot Tin Horn ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
Sweet trumpet work from one of Duke Ellington's best sidemen – done for Mercury in 1958 with some very tight arrangements by Anderson and Ernie Wilkins – all in a mode that show's a bit of Cat's Ellington association, but which also opens up in some other swinging modes – including a bit of Basie, and even some wider ranging styles. Cat's in the lead on trumpet, getting support from other players on the instrument – including Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, and Ray Copeland – plus Jimmy Cleveland and Frank Rehack on trombone, Earl Warren on alto sax, Jimmy Forrest and Ernie Wilkins on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone. Titles include "Little Man", "Cat's In The Alley", "June Bug", "Adorable D", "Nina", "Birth Of The Blues", and "Blue Jean Beguine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a couple of small seam splits, the remnants of a sticker, and a stain on the back.)

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Georgie AuldDancing In The Land Of HI-FI ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Very Good ... $4.99
Plenty of dancing here – romping rhythms that are a nice change for Georgie Auld, and which make for a perfect foil for his deeper sounds on the tenor! The record's got a bit of Mercury Records rock in the mix – almost a Red Prysock approach at points, mixed with some of the sweeter swing of Georgie's roots – and other players include Ray Linn and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets, and Frank Rosolino on trombone. Titles include "Blue Lou", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Rosetta", "Sweet Lorraine", "Prisoners Song", "Got A Date With An Angel", and "Too Marvelous For Words". LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing. Cover has some peeling of the gloss.)

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Bar-KaysBanging The Wall ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some scratches and light wear.)

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Bar-KaysContagious ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Bar-KaysDangerous ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good ... $3.99
A tighter sound than before for The Bar-Kays – that lean approach to funky grooves that some of their contemporaries were hitting as the 80s moved on – yet still served up here by the full ensemble with a relatively fresh feel overall. Amidst the beats and keyboards, there's still lots of nice funky inflections on bass and guitar – often handled in a skittish mode that energizes things nicely, especially alongside the more electro-styled vocals. The vibe of the record is definitely in keeping with the cover – but in the best way possible – and titles include "Dangerous", "Dirty Dancer", "Make Believe Lover", "Freakshow On The Dance Floor", and "Sexomatic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal & a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Bar-KaysNightcruising ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
Man, these guys really know how to groove – and even on a bigger label, with a more commercial image, they still manage to come up with a tight little set! There's a key ear for a bassline and beat that keeps The Bar-Kays standing stronger than most of their contemporaries – a sense of rhythm schooled in years of indie funk that comes through even on the mellower cuts here – which themselves show an even better side of the group in this generation, one that comes across great here on a few slower numbers that have a sweetly stepping groove. Titles include "Nightcruising", "Freaky Behavior", "Feels Like I'm Falling In Love", "Touch Tone", "Hit & Run", "Unforgettable Dream", "Traffic Jammer", and "Backseat Driver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear.)

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Bobby BareWhere Have All The Seasons Gone ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Count BasieCount Basie & His Orchestra (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
An early collaboration between Count Basie and Norman Granz – and a real cooker too! Granz shows some great foresight here – grabbing Basie at a time when his group was just getting its groove back, and really learning how to hit a more modern sound! The set includes some great tenor sax work from Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Paul Quinichette –a nd titles include "Sure Thing", "Jive At Five", "Every Tub", and "New Basie Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stains, light wear, and a bit of pencil on the back.)

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Brook BentonIt's Just A Matter Of Time ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Bitter End SingersThrough Our Eyes ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.49
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(Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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JD BlackfootUltimate Prophecy ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A country rock session from JD Blackfoot – but one with a hipper edge than most! Side one features some more mainstream-styled tunes that fit nicely with the down-homier side of the rock spectrum at the end of the 60s – but side two really trips things out nicely, and gets relatively psychedelic in its use of guitar, heavy drums, and vocals. Tracks on this side are nearly all originals by Blackfoot, and have a really dark quality to them – one that's stark, spare, and really stands out from the rest of the record. And heck, if the whole thing sounded as great as side two, we'd almost imagine that the album would have ended up being a much bigger classic than the obscurity it's turned out to be! Titles include "Death's Finale", "Pink Sun", "The Ultimate Prophecy", "Waiting To Be Born", and "Cycles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Blues MagoosElectric Comic Book ... LP
Mercury/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
The second bright blast of garage psyche grooves from Blues Magoos – their excellent Electric Comic Book set for Mercury – just as great as the first album! At this early point, the group brings a deliriously high energy approach, even in the studio – we can only imagine how incredible the live show must have been – but still with catchy harmonies and a wicked sense of humor. The organ and heavy drums is the bedrock for garage rock to come, too! Titles include "Pipe Dream", "There's A Chance We Can Make It", "Gloria", "Summer Is The man", "Baby I Want You", "Take My Love", "Rush Hour" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Blues MagoosPsychedelic Lollipop ... LP
Mercury/Sundazed, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Brilliant garage psych from Blues Magoos – a group that's raw and punchy enough to pummel, but pulled off some sweeter numbers and lighter harmonies incredibly well! Walloping drums, excitable vocals and wailing organ grooves – the cracked the charts, but still bring a fully charged proto punk vibe. Totally excellent, the kind of thing we wish were staples of oldies radio, but for whatever reason are left to deeper rock diggers to discover all these years later. Includes "Sometimes I Think About", "Love Seems Doomed", "Worried Life Blues", "Tobacco Road", "One By One" and "I'll Go Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ralph BurnsFree Forms (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1951. Very Good- ... $33.99
A great modern jazz-meets-strings session that follows from Burns' exploratory "Introspection" title for the Jazz Scene collection! Ralph pens some inventive charts that utilize a 15 piece chamber orchestra as backdrops for his own bold lines on piano, as well as some key solo bits from Lee Konitz on half the tracks. The sound is great throughout – modern, but never too academic to swing – and titles include "Places Please", "Cameo", "Lileth", "Spring Is", and "Someday Somewhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean, but has a few light pressing bumps – nothing major, and plays pretty well. Cover has light wear, but is nice too – with just a Clef Records sticker near the top. Clef pressing.)

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✨✧ Gene Chandler & Jerry ButlerOne & One ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A classic collaboration between 2 of the godfathers of Chicago soul – recorded at a time when both of them had emerged as proven big-sales artists, and were given the freedom to experiment in different styles with side projects like this. Here, they're singing in almost a Curtis Mayfield-esque vein, with more of a political edge than their usual stuff from this time – and the album's a righteous batch of soul cuts that shows the growing sophistication and social conscience of the Chicago scene. Arrangements are by Tom Tom Washington and Richard Evans – and tracks include "Ten & Two (Take This Woman Off The Corner)", "You Just Can't Win", "One Hand Washes The Other", "The World Keeps Changing", and "Sho Is Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a cutout hole.)

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Clarke/Telemann/Corelli/Vivaldi/Sweelinck/AlbioniBaroque Dances & Diversions – Andre/Lagorce/Rampal/Birbaum ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Stereo pressing – RFR 1.)

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing on Trip.)

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