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Eric MercuryElectric Black Man ... LP
Avco, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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

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✨✧ Eric MercuryLove Is Taking Over ... LP
Enterprise, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 a cutout hole & partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyLast Date (Mercury Jazz Master) ... LP
Mercury (Netherlands), 1964. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A fitting title for a great album – Eric Dolphy's last live recording, performed on June 2, 1964, with a trio of youngsters that included two of the greatest names in European avant garde jazz – Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink! The sound is jagged and a bit free – showing the way towards even greater innovations that might have marked Dolphy's 60s years, had he not been taken from us so quickly! The album's filled with beautiful Dolphy playing in his late mode – on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and tracks include "The Madrig Speaks, The Panther Walks", "Miss Ann", and "Hypochristmutreefuz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has chewed corners on the spine.)

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Sarah VaughanComplete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury Vol 4 (part 2) – 1964 to 1967 (5LP set) ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 5LPs ... $33.99
Includes some great 60s work produced by Quincy Jones – including a number of dates with great arrangements from Frank Foster! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi and booklet! Cover has some light wear.)
 
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Alzo & UdineC'mon & Join Us! ... LP
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Wild & beautiful! This album's impossible to describe accurately, and it's the only record we've ever seen by the enigmatic Latin-tinged duo Alzo & Udine! The groove has a tight jangly feel, with nice lows, very catchy hooks, and amazing vocals from Alzo & Udine that kind of feel like Mel & Tim mixed with Joe Bataan mixed with The Young Rascals mixed with Jose Feliciano – if you need a comparison! The vocals are laid over spare arrangements that feature bass, guitar, and conga – vamping away in sort of a folk/soul groove – and although the overall approach is quite spare, the quality of the music is heavenly. At some level, the album had to have been a mistake – as it's got a whimsey and honesty that would never have gotten it on the charts – but that's exactly why we love it so much. Titles include "Something's Going", "C'Mon & Join Us", "This Room", "Want Your Love", "Hey Hey Hey, She's OK", and "Define". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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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.)

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Sil AustinSil Austin Plays Pretty For The People ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
No honking here, as Sil Austin takes his deeply soulful tenor sax, and turns it to a set of creamy late-nite tracks – all done over some very "pretty" backings, ala the Verve strings work of Ben Webster or Lester Young. Most cuts have voices in with the orchestrations – and titles include "I'll Walk Alone", "Call me", "Ruby", "My Mother's Eyes", "Stardust", "Prisoner Of Love", and "Sweet Slumber". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Labels have a sticker on the spindle hole.)

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Bobby BareThis Is Bare Country ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has partially split seams.)

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Bobby BareWhere Have All The Seasons Gone ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bar-KaysFlying High On Your Love ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
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 promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Bar-KaysInjoy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the other mainstream funk acts at the time – yet which still occasionally shows the group's roots in the rougher Memphis scene. There's actually some great ballads on the album alongside the funk – tunes that sweeten the set nicely, and provide a good counterpoint to the more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Girl I'm On Your Side", "More & More", "Running In & Out Of My Life", "You've Been", and "Up In Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Brook BentonBest Ballads Of Broadway ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Brook BentonBorn To Sing The Blues ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Brook BentonIf You Believe ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... LP
Mercury, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Native Tongues (more or less) hip hop classic from 1991! We hardly need tell you about this one, but in case you can't remember, this is the LP with "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", and more! Totally legit, with the original cover, and everything! LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul BleyPaul Bley ... LP
Mercury, 1954. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Early early work by Paul Bley – years before he picked up the synthesizer, and years before he became the moody modernist he was in the 70s! The album's a relatively straight batch of tracks, but does have a touch of modernism – an early example of the sharp sounds that Bley would fully forge in alter years. The lineup is nice, too – with either Percy Heath or Peter Ind on bass, both players who clearly feel Bley's intentions – and Al Levitt on drums. Tracks are mostly standards, but they're done by Bley in a way that's fresh and sprightly – and titles include "My Heart", "Topsy", "I Want To Be Happy", "Autumn Breeze", and "My Old Flame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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✨✧ Blues MagoosElectric Comic Book ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The second bright blast of garage psych 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
(Stereo pressing, missing the comic book.)

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✨✧ BohannonPhase II ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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

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BohannonSummertime Groove ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good ... $8.99
One of the biggest and best albums ever for Hamilton Bohannon – filled with quirky rhythms and really unusual grooves! Bohannon was one of the key forces in setting the scene for disco invy 70s – and by the time the rest of the country was hitting the dancefloor in the middle part of decade, he was still moving forward, into a whole new realm of groove! The tracks on this set have some really mad rhythms – skittish and scattered, still with a dancefloor approach, but with lots of odd touches that set them apart from the rest of the pack. A key example of this is the great tune "Me & The Gang", which has this off-key piano loping out over chunky beats – but the whole thing's great, with a lot more of a sly edge than you'd expect from the cover. Titles include "Summertime Groove", "The Street Dance", "Let's Start The Dance", "Listen To The Children Play", and "I Wonder Why". LP, Vinyl record album

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BrahmsViolin Concerto In D Major Op 77 – Henryk Szeryng/Antal Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Mercury, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 18.98
A sublime take on Brahms' Violin Concerto In D Major – captured here with wonderful sound as part of the Living Presence legacy from Mercury! Antal Dorati conducts the London Symphony with that famous ear for color and tone that made him one of the most dynamic orchestra talents of his time – and the legendary Henryk Szeryng matches his mood beautifully with his incredible approach on the violin – a mode that was first formed during the stiffer years of mono classical recording, which required the player to have a very vivid sound – enriched by greater subtleties during the stereo generation on records like this. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download voucher.)

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Jerry ButlerSweet Sixteen ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A lost little gem from Jerry – recorded towards the end of his years with Mercury. The record's got Jerry working in a much hipper style than before, drawing off the pool of younger Chicago soul talents that he'd begun to collect on some of his earlier albums for Mercury – and the album features tracks by Leroy Hutson, Terry Callier, Marvin Yancey, and the team of Hanks and Grey. Richard Evans handled the arrangements, and they're a good extension of his work at Cadet – with strong bass-heavy soul grooves, augmented by strings and some great funky clavinet work. Titles include the funky classics "I'm Your Mechanical Man" and "You've Been Around Too Long" – plus "High Stepper", "Start Living It Up", "Sing To Me", "Take The Time To Tell Her", and "Playing On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Jerry ButlerYou & Me ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
A great little album by Jerry – recorded during a period where he was using his fame (and cash!) to showcase younger talents in soul music. In this case, the younger talents include Terry Callier – who contributed two songs to this album, including his semi-hit "Ordinary Joe", which Jerry does in a nice groovy style. Other tracks include "You & Me", "Real Good Man", "Life's Unfortunate Sons", "No Money Down", and "Winter Of A Loving Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and unglued top seam.)

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CallModern Romans ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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David CarrollSerenade To A Princess ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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