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✨✧ Eric MercuryElectric Black Man ... LP
Avco, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 ring & edge wear, with some splitting. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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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 ... $28.99
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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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Zombie (Mercury pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few US major label issues of work by Fela, and a record that's titled after the import Zombie LP, but which has a different set of tracks. The record does include the 12 and a half minute reading of "Zombie" that was on the original LP – but then it's also got "Monkey Banana" and "Everything Scatter". Still nice and groovy, though, and everything's up there with Fela's best material! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
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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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Harry ArnoldHarry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $6.99
Hard swinging big band material from Sweden – featuring the big band of Harry Arnold arranged by Quincy Jones. Quincy had been spending a lot of time in Sweden during the mid 50s – bringing with him a host of great players that would soon become big names on the European scene. Biggest of these is Benny Bailey, who plays some good solos here with a mostly-Swedish group that includes Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberb, Ake Persson, and Bengt-Arne Wallin. The style of the work, and its trans-Atlantic jazz orientation, is a direct precursor of later work by the Clarke-Boland Big Band – of whom Bailey was a big part. Titles all swing nicely, and tracks include "Doodlin", "Room 608", "Quincy's Home Again", "Brief Encounter", and "Meet Benny Bailey". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo with deep groove.)

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Bobby BareThis Is Bare Country ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 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- ... $2.99
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Bar-KaysAs One ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... $6.99
The Bar-Kays definitely groove as one on this tight little set – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm production! The group have come a long way from their fuzzier funk roots by this time, but they're still sounding great – thanks to a matured outlook on their music, one that has them fitting nicely alongside some of their Mercury ensemble funk contemporaries – but in ways that still make them stand out from the pack! Titles include "Body Fever", "As One", "Say It Through Love", "Open Your Heart", "Deliver Us", and "Take The Time To Love Somebody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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BartokBluebeard's Castle (complete) – Olga Szony/Mihaly Szekely/Antal Dorati/London Symphony ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo promo – RFR1/RFR1!)

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Count BasieCount Basie & His Orchestra (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Good+ ... $9.99
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 wear & a peeled spot in the bottom left corner.)

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✨✧ William BellIt's Time You Took Another Listen ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $9.99
It's clearly long after his Stax years at this point, but the album's still got some nice enough soul moments, and was still all recorded in the south. Tracks include "Yesterday I Lied, Today I Cried", "Morning Glory", "Your Love Keeps Me Going", "Let it Shine", and "Satin Sheets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some stains on back.)

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Brook BentonIf You Believe ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Johnny Best & Dick CathcartDixieland Left & Right ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Big CountryCrossing ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Titles include "In A Big Country", "1000 Stars", "The Storm", "Lost Patrol", and "Close Action". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the textured cover, with light wear.)

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Blahzay BlahzayBlah, Blah, Blah ... LP
Mercury/Tuff Kong (Italy), 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $30.99 31.98
MC Outloud & DJ PF Cuttin's underappreciated classic – and the one and only Blahzay Blazay LP! Coming at incredible peak in east cost 90s hip hop, it's not surprising the at effort of this caliber might fall through the cracks, but damn is it over a rock solid effort – right up there in quality of some of the best, relatively stark and bumping NY hip hop of the time on the production tip, but the rhymes are high caliber, too. 13 tracks in all, including "Danger", "Danger (part 2)", "Blah, Blah, Blah", "Don't Let This Rap Sh!t Fool You", "Pain I Feel" and "Good Cop Bad Cop". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul BleyPaul Bley ... LP
Mercury, 1954. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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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BlochConcerto Grosso No 1/Concerto Grosso No 2 – Howard Hanson/Eastman Rochester Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove maroon label stereo pressing, FR2/FR1 – in a color back cover!)

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Blues MagoosElectric Comic Book ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ ... $12.99
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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BohannonCut Loose ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great set of clubby tunes from Bohannon – a bit discoey, to be sure, but still with plenty of the odd rhythms and odd touches of his earlier work! The tracks here are all long and chunky – made up of strutting drum bits that are far from conventional, often topped by oddly riffing guitar that percolates in the tunes with a rough-edged quality that's far from mainstream disco. A few cuts feature bits of keyboards too, and some weird processing on the vocals – but the main groove here is really from the interplay of beats, bass, and guitar! Titles include "Cut Loose", "The Beat (part 2)", "Mighty Groovy", "At Night Fall", and "That's The Way It Goes" – all tremendous work even for a major label effort! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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BohannonPhase II ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
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
(Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and ink stamps.)

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Borodin/StravinskySymphony No 2 In B Minor/Firebird Suite – Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1952. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Deep groove maroon label mono pressing. Cover has tape along the bottom seam and a split spine.)

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Clifford BrownRemember Clifford ... LP
Mercury, 1955/1963. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A lasting tribute to Brownie! The album was released some years after Brown died, and is comprised of songs from his 1955 album Clifford Brown With Strings, plus a few tracks from other recording sessions from that year before his death. The players include Richie Powell (Bud Powell's brother who also died in the crash with Brown),piano; Max Roach on drums and Harold Land and Sonny Rollins on tenor sax. Brown's original composition "Sandu" and Richie Powell's own "Time" are included as well as "Yesterdays," "Cherokee (Indian Love Song)," "Willow Weep for Me" and an unusual version of "Take the A Train." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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CallModern Romans ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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