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✨✧ David BowieMan Who Sold The World (Mercury pressing) ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The first truly great David Bowie electric guitar album – an all-out, power-driven set of tracks played by a group that included Mick Ronson and Tony Visconti! Bowie's in prime pre-Ziggy mode here – ripping into tunes that blister with dark energy that are some of the first truly dangerous songs he ever recorded – with this strong undercurrent of mania that follows some of the darker whimsy of his earliest records – set to searing sounds that would forever help Bowie cross over to audiences who might previously have thought him an arty wimp. The set includes classics like "Saviour Machine", "The Width Of The Circle", "All The Madmen", "Black Country Rock", "The Supermen", and the title track, "The Man Who Sold The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with matrix ending in M2/M1! Vinyl has just a few light marks. Cover has a small cutout hole, light wear, bumped corner, and a small streak of pen at the bottom.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Gene AmmonsJug Sessions ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A double LP set pulled together in the mid 70s of Jug's bluesy bop sides cut in the late 40s for Mercury. Sidemen include Junior Mance, Albert Ammons, Israel Crosby, Gene Wright and lesser known Chicago locals like Wes Landers, Leo Blevins, Jess Miller and Ernest McDonald. As you'd expect the blowing is is nice and soulful, but nice and concise with the shorter takes that groups were doing in the era for the recording formats of the day. 28 numbers in all, including "Concentration", "Red Top", "Idaho", "Shufflin The Boogie", "McDougal's Sprout", "Hold That Money", "Shermanski", "Harold The Fox", "Jeet Jet", "Odd-En-Dow", "Going For The Okey Doak", 'Blowing The Family Jewels", "Dues In Blues", "Daddy Sauce's Airlines", "ABdullah's Fiesta", "Brother Jug's Sermon" and "Little Slam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate waviness & moisture stains throughout.)

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Tori AmosUnrepentant Geraldines ... LP
Mercury, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
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(EU pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeves.)
Also available Unrepentant Geraldines ... CD 2.99

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AndersonMusic Of Leroy Anderson Vol 2 – Frederick Fennell/Eastman Rochester Pops Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Deep groove maroon label mono pressing.)

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Bachman Turner OverdriveBachman Turner Overdrive ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
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Bachman Turner OverdriveII ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Bobby BareWhere Have All The Seasons Gone ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good ... $2.99
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Bar-KaysFlying High On Your Love ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
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.)

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Bar-KaysInjoy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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. Cover has large letters in marker on both sides & some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Bar-KaysToo Hot To Stop ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A pivotal album from The Bar-Kays – a key post-Stax set, but one that's still very firmly grounded in Memphis funk! The groove definitely shows a bit more polish than before – the same sort of shift the Ohio Players made after moving to Mercury Records – but as with the Players at their best, there's still plenty of sharp edges and deeply funky moments on the record – and if anything, the shift has really given The Bar-Kays a way to evolve their sound past some of the heavier modes of the early days, without losing any of the appeal of their groove! Some cuts have some great keyboards – almost producing a spacey funk feel at points – and titles include "Too Hot To Stop (part 1)", "You're So Sexy", "Cozy", "Spellbound", "Whitehouseorgy", and the nice mellow track "Summer Of Our Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the horizonal text cover, with a touch of marker in the bottom right corner.)

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BartokMiraculous Mandarin/Dance Suite – Pierre Boulez/New York Philharmonic ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Quadrophonic gold label pressing.)

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Brook BentonBoll Weevil Song & Other Great Hits ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1961. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Abridged Wing pressing with 10 tracks.)

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Brook BentonEndlessly ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover and labels have a small drillhole.)

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Brook BentonIf You Believe ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo with deep groove.)

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Vivian BlaineSinging Selections From Pal Joey & Annie Get Your Gun ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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BohannonToo Hot To Hold ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Very Good- ... $1.99
One of the most full-on funk albums that Bohannon recorded for Mercury – a set done with a sextet of additional players, in a groove that's much more in the ensemble mode of other funk acts on the label! The usual Bohannon drive is still in full effect, though – and Hamilton's rhythms are as compelling as ever, served up with his usual percussive undercurrent, and plenty of extra work on bass, guitar, and keyboards. Carolyn Crawford sings ovcals on most numbers, and titles include "Groove Machine", "The Boogie Train", "Andrea", "The Time Is Now", "Love Floats", and a remake of "Stop & Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a sticker.)

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Brahms16 Hungarian Dances – Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Maroon label stereo pressing – CTFR-1/CTFR-1! Cover has some light ringwear.)

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Martin BrileyOne Night With A Stranger ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Henry BuckleHenry Buckle ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & some pen.)

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Jake BuggJake Bugg ... LP
Mercury, 2012. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink.)

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Jerry ButlerGolden Hits Live ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The wonderful thing about this one is that the album allows you to hear how great Jerry could be in any setting – even without the fabulous studio work that graced most of his classic hits. Jerry emerges here as a masterful entertainer, with a rich command of both his talents, and the audience in front of him. No schmaltz, though – and the record features nice versions of "Moon River", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Amen", "For Your Precious Love", and "I Stand Accused" – most clearly recorded live so that Mercury would at least have versions of them in the catalog to compete with the Vee Jay recordings. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good- ... $4.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Jerry ButlerIce On Ice ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good ... $3.99
Killer stuff – as Jerry's getting the full early Philly treatment here, with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Roland Chambers, and production by a young Gamble and Huff! The sound isn't nearly as icy as the old Vee Jay days – but that's fine with us, as Jerry is nice and soulful on tracks like "Moody Woman", "When You're Alone", "I Forgot To Remember", "Brand New Me", "What's The Use Of Breaking Up", and "Walking Around In Teardroops". Nice cover, too – with Jerry standing in a pile of fake diamonds! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerJerry Butler Sings Assorted Sounds – With The Aid Of Assorted Friends & Relatives ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the albums in which Jerry Butler showcases the talents of a new generation of young Chicago soul talents – including Terry Callier, Donny Hathaway, Chuck Jackson (from The Independents, not the New York soul star), and his brother Billy Butler. Billy Butler had already scored big with his own singles on Okeh in the 60s, but Terry, Donny, and Chuck were still emerging soul talents at this time – and it was pretty darn nice of Jerry to give them exposure on a record like this. Proof that The Iceman always was much more than just the simple singer of pop hits that he always gets tagged for – as it was pretty magnanimous of him to share the wealth of his big contract with Mercury, not to mention pretty smart to infuse his career with some good young songwriting talent. The whole record's got a good groovy soul sound, and includes the cuts "How Did We Lose It", "If It's Real What I Feel", "What Is It", and "Do You Finally Need a Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a small cutout hole.)

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Jerry ButlerOnly The Strong Survive – The Legendary Philadelphia Hits ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A collection put together in the 80s of Jerry Butlers fantastic material from the late 60s when he went to Philly to work with the then young Gamble and Huff team. A dozen classic numbers in all, including "Only The Strong Survive", "A Brand New Me", "Never Give You Up", "I Could Write A Book", "Just Because I Really Love You", "Hey, Western Union Man", "Lost", 'Are You Happy", "Moody Woman", "What's The Use Of Breaking Up", "Don't Let Love Hang You Up" and "Got To See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & initials in marker.)

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Jerry ButlerSagittarius Movement ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the great albums of trippy soul that Jerry Butler cut with his Fountain Productions group of players, arrangers, and engineers – a group that borrowed a lot of talent from the Chess/Cadet studios of the late 60s. Jerry produced with Gerald Sims, and the arrangements were handled by Sims, James Mack, and Donny Hathaway (who also played piano on the record.) Tracks include "Ain't Understanding Mellow", "Windy City Soul", "True Love Don't Come Easy", and a lesser known Terry Callier/Billy Butler track called "Sail Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jerry ButlerSoul Artistry ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Beautiful uptown soul from Jerry – with pre Gamble-Huff arrangements by Jo Renzetti and Jimmy Wisner. The tracks do a great job of maintaining the perfect Iceman sound from Jerry's late Vee Jay years, yet also hint nicely at the direction to come. Titles include "You Walked Into My Life", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", "Some Kind Of Magic", "The Way Of Love", and "Why Did I Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a center drill hole & a name in marker.)

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Jerry ButlerSoul Goes On ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good ... $5.99
A great record, and one that's more of a deeper soul effort than some of his other Mercury sessions! Jerry's back recording in Chicago, and the album has arrangements by Arthur Wright, and production by Cal Carter for the Fountain Productions imprint that would grace Jerry and Billy Butler's efforts over the next few years. The LP includes Jerry's fantastic hit "Never Give You Up", plus deep soul versions of a lot of earlier soul classics by Sam Cooke, Jesse Belvin, and Otis Redding – like "Respect", "Ain't That Good News", "Goodnight My Love", "Guess Who", "These Arms Of Mine", and "I've Been Loving You Too Long". Also features "Yes, My Goodness, Yes" – a nice tune that Jerry wrote with Bobby Womack! A nice groovy update of some legendary soul compositions, and a real treat from Jerry! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerSpice Of Life ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
Perhaps the greatest record Jerry Butler made in the 70s, and a very tight bit of baroque Chicago soul with arrangements and production by Samuel F. Brown III. The tracks are a good mix of originals and covers, and they all show Jerry going way past his Gamble & Huff/Mercury years – into the sophisticated mix of soul, jazz, and studio imagination that was going down on the Chicago scene of the late 60s and early 70s. A few cuts feature duets with Brenda Lee Eager, but the best numbers are the solo ones, like "A Prayer", "That The Way it Was", "If I Could Remember", and "I Need You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee EagerLove We Have ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Duets between Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager – done as serious, adult oriented soul tracks, one side of the album in an optimistic "The Love We Have" setting, the other in a sadder "The Love We Had" setting – both of them handled in a mode that's far far different than Jerry's 60s duets with Betty Everett. As with most of Jerry's Mercury work at the time, there's some wonderful tunes on the album – including a few numbers written by Terry Callier or Billy Butler – and the whole thing's produced with a subtle approach that creates a solid warm mellow soul vibe throughout. Very hip stuff – and heck, the inside cover even quotes Kenneth Rexroth! Titles include "Lean On Me", "As The Seasons Change", "I Like Your Lovin", "Can't Understand It", "How Long Will It Last", and "Were We Lovers, "Were We Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gene ChandlerGene Chandler Situation ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good- ... $3.99
Killer stuff from Gene! After recording a few sadly overlooked albums for Brunwsick, Gene hit big big big with this killer record on Mercury! The record virtually defines the Chicago soul sound of the late 60s – with arrangements by Tom Tom, production by Gene, and a great loping soul groove – but the best part of all is Gene, who's an amazing singer with a maturity that stretches years beyond his earlier hits, and which put him in a camp with the best of his generation. The songwriting is excellent throughout, with a great mix of uptempo numbers and heartbreakingly personal ones. Titles include "Groovy Situation", "Simply Call It Love", "Not The Marrying Kind", "Give Me a Chance", and "Hey, Little Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & partially split bottom.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove.)

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Jimmy ClevelandMap Of Jimmy Cleveland ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Arguably Jimmy Cleveland's most successful album as a leader, thanks in part to some tight charts by the great Ernie Wilkins. The group also plays a big hand in the recording, too – as most players (Junior Mance, Jerome Richardson, Ray Copeland) are pretty darn hip, and manage to drive Cleveland past his usual cliches. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Jimmy's Old Funky Blues", "Jay Bird", "Marie", and "A Hundred Years From Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Con Funk ShunTo The Max ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
Snapping grooves and a sweet clubby sound from Con Funk Shun – one of the best 70s ensemble funk groups to make the transition to 80s groove years! The bass is tight, the keyboards are electric, and the rhythms are great – never forced or stiff, and always flowing with a sense of soul that's head and shoulders above most of the group's contemporaries. Vocals are strong too – especially on the numbers that step things down a few notches – and titles include "Ms Got The Body", "Let's Ride & Slide", "Everlove", "Hide & Freak", "You Are The One", "Take It To The Max", "The Freak", and "Love's Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a split on the spine & light wear.)

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Robert CrayDon't Be Afraid Of The Dark ... LP
Hightone/Mercury, 1988. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Robert CrayStrong Persuader ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Del VikingsThey Sing... They Swing ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
One of the greatest vocal groups to record for Mercury – with titles that include "Come Along With Me", "Now Is The Hour", "I'm Sittin On Top Of The World", "Is It Any Wonder", and "A Sunday Kind Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Label has a small sticker.)

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Joe DowellWooden Heart ... LP
Mercury, 1960s. Very Good- ... $0.99
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Roy DruskySongs Of The Cities ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has cutout holes and staples in the corners.)

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✨✧ Billy Eckstine/Sarah VaughanPassing Strangers ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(80s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Maynard FergusonBoy With Lots Of Brass ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
There's definitely lots of brass here – as you might guess from the title – but never so much so that it gets in the way of individual soloing by Maynard Ferguson! The date features Maynard working with arrangements by Willie Maiden, Al Cohn, Ernie Wilkins, and Bill Holman – all for a largeish group that's wonderfully hip – Bobby Timmons on piano, Anthony Ortega on alto, Jimmy Ford on alto and tenor, Willie Maiden on tenor, Tate Houston on baritone, Richard Evans on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums – plus some added trumpets and trombones! Maynard himself plays both instruments on the date, and the album also feature some surprising guest vocals by Irene Kral on 4 tracks – spicing up the instrumental blend with lyrics on "Moonlight In Vermont", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "Imagination", and "The Song Is You". Instrumental tracks include "Jeepers Creepers", "I Never Knew", "A Foggy Day", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "The Lamp Is Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light staining on the bottom half.)

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Freddie & The DreamersFreddie & The Dreamers ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Good+ ... $0.99
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Bud FreemanMidnight At Eddie Condon's With Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, 1955. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(Blue label original pressing, with drummer logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Gap BandGap Band V – Jammin' ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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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Dizzy GillespieComposer's Concepts ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s/1977. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Nice 2LP set that brings together some of his most striking sessions of the early 60s recorded for Emarcy. This set includes pieces composed and arranged by Lalo Schifrin played by a large ensemble led by Benny Carter – with Dizzy as the main soloist, and work by players that include James Moody, Phil Woods, Emil Richards, Francisco Aguabella, and Schifrin himself. Tracks are long, and have complicated introductions – then easily give way to the sort of flowing grooves that Schifrin was penning often at the time. Titles include "The Conquerors", "The Chains", "The Swords", "The Empire", and "The Legend Of Atlantis". The set also features Diz playing tracks from Tom McIntosh, one of the scene's brightest arrangers at the time, and a talent who was looming large, thanks to support from folks like Diz and James Moody. Moody's in the group – blowing tenor with a quintet that includes Kenny Barron on piano, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and his tone is incredible, with a darkness that he'd rarely had before, and the whole group has a mixture of modern tones and soulful grooves that's beyond compare! Titles include "November Afternoon", "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After". Also included are songs from the soundtrack for the lost Shirley Clarke verite drama The Cool World. Mal Waldron wrote the material for the score, and Diz plays the music with a moody emotionality that you don't often hear in his other 60's work. The recording was made by his great group that included Kenny Barron and James Moody, and the titles include "The Pushers", "Duke's Fantasy", "Coney Island", and "Street Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Caesar GiovanniniBrilliant Sound Of Pianos & Percussion ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
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(Cover has two drillholes through the center and some gloss separation at the spine.)

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✨✧ Lesley GoreMy Town, My Guy & Me ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & spltting.)

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HammersmithIt's For You ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Roy C HammondSex & Soul ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good- ... $9.99
Sex, soul, and lots more too – a sublime solo set from the great Roy C Hammond – recorded after his initial work with The Honeydrippers! The approach here is much more deep soul than his work with that group – very much in the best sort of Fame or Hi Records vibe – with a slow-burning sound that's a nice evolution past the earliest modes of southern soul, and which is perfectly suited to the sophistication of Roy's vocals! The set was the first in Hammond's solo run for Mercury Records – almost ignored at the time, but later the stuff of legend – thanks to writers like Peter Guaralnick, and others who've finally given Roy his due. The arrangements and instrumentation are wonderful – much more indie soul than you'd expect – on a par with the best early 70s material on Stax/Volt – and titles include "I Found A Man In My Bed", "Back Into My Arms", "Open Letter To The President", "Don't Blame The Man" and "I'll Never Leave You Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a scrape on front.)

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HeartsfieldFoolish Pleasures ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Includes insert.)

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Heaven & EarthHeaven & Earth ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Excellent work from this smooth Chicago vocal group! The album may well be the best the group ever recorded – and it features some stellar ballad work produced with a nice spacey tone, almost in a Rose Royce mellow mode – by Jerry Butler's Fountain Productions team and by Clarence Johnson, who brought the group up from the beginning! The real strength of the album, though, is the group's vocals – wonderfully harmonious, but with a rougher edge and a deeper soul than many other 70s groups of the same type. The album includes the massive semi-hit "Guess Who's Back In Town" – plus other good ballads like "How Do You Think You're Gonna Find Love", "Let's Work It Out", and "Distant Melody". The album also features some uptempo numbers – and other tracks include "Run & Tell That", "Dance A Thon", and "No Limit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hindemith/BlochSymphonic Metamorphoses/Concerto Grosso – Kubelik/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove maroon label mono pressing – MF4/MF3.)

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Horst JankowskiPiano Affairs ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQuincy Plays For Pussycats ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Very groovy stuff from Quincy – a mix of jazz, soundtrack, and popular themes, all done in that soulful swinging style that Quincy virtually helped invent back in the 60s! The album's got plenty of great groovers that take a popular tune and kind of turn it on its ear – takes on tracks like "What's New Pussycat", "Non-Stop To Brazil", "The In Crowd", "Mack The Knife", "The Gentle Rain", and "Satisfaction" – all of which are souped-up by Quincy, and done in a rhythmic style that takes them past familiar versions you might know. The album also features the very groovy "Blues For Trumpet & Koto" – a slightly exotic number that we really like! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)
Also available Quincy Plays For Pussycats (Japanese pressing) ... CD 29.99

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Quincy JonesSlender Thread – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Another killer from Quincy! Man, he just couldn't miss with these hip 60s soundtracks, and the grooviness of this one is a real testament to his genius. About half the album's straight jazz numbers – played with some wonderful elements like Hammond solos, vibes, electric harpsichord and even some weird sound effects. The other half is orchestral, and the overall style is as cool as any of Quincy's other work from the time, and the album's filled with loads of groovy gems waiting to be rediscovered! Titles include "Psychosis", "Threadbare", "Preludium", "Fox's Sugar", "Big Sir", and "Funny Farm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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LA BoppersLA Boppers ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Sublime work from this jazzy harmony combo – a really unique group who took older vocal modes and fused them onto tight modern soul grooves! This set may well be the best-ever from the group – a perfectly produced album done with Augie Johnson of At Home Productions – with a warmly sparkling vibe that's right up there with the best At Home work for Creative Source or Side Effect – both groups who'd be a good comparison to this one! There's a few upbeat funk numbers that are pretty sweet, but the best cuts are usually the laidback, mellower ones – which really have LA Boppers hitting their stride. Titles include the killer cut "Watching Life" – a smooth mellow groover, and one of their best tracks – plus "Saturday", "Funk It Out", "Life Is What You Make It", "You Did It Good", "Is This The Best", and "Are We Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Jerry LaCroixSecond Coming ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a split spine, and a split top seam.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioDown To Earth ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $2.99
From their inception in late 1956, Ramsey Lewis and his famous Young/Holt-era trio were destined for great jazz fame. This 1958 session on Mercury (then based in the group's native Chicago) catches the trio right at the beginning – when they were taking tunes that were pretty well known, and turning them into tight, jaunty, often comically-tinged soul jazz numbers that were very popular with the folks at the downtown clubs. As proof of that, the album features Lewis-arranged versions of many familiar favorites – including "Dark Eyes", "Come Back To Sorrento", "Greensleeves", and "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child". Also includes a few originals – like "We Blue It" and "Soul Mist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing with deep groove. Back cover has a light stain.)

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Love And MoneyAll You Need Is... ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Harpo MarxHarpo In Hi Fi ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
Remember how great and strange Harpo's musical interludes were in the old Marx Brothers' movies? Well, now you can have your very own collection of some of Harpo's lovely harp work recorded after he retired from the pictures! LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear & a split spine.)

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Johnny MathisSweetheart Tree ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A unique album – in that it represents some unusual London sessions from Johnny Mathis – material recorded in the UK with different arrangers than usual – including Tony Osborne, Alyn Ainsworth, and Allyn Ferguson – all of whom help give Mathis a slight change of flavor here! The new talents make for a fresh change – and the album also brings in a few US tracks too, with work by Glenn Osser and Lincoln Mayorga – on titles that include "Symphony", "The Skye Boat Song", "A Wonderful Day Like Today", "Clopin Clopant", "This Is Love", and "I'll Close My Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Johnny MathisWonderful World Of Make Believe ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An album for Mercury that features Mathis working with arranger Allyn Ferguson – who often gives Johnny the same sort of shimmering charts he might get from Glenn Osser, but who takes a bit more liberties here with the "make believe" modes promised in the title! Lots of the tunes are numbers from shows – but those of a whimsical, wistful variety – postwar tunes with a fantasy vibe that's perfect for the inherent sense of longing in Mathis' vocals. Titles include "Shangri La", "House Of Flowers", "Beyond The Sea", "Camelot", "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", "Sands Of Time", and "When You Wish Upon A Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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MaudsHold On ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A surprisingly groovy outing from the Chicago scene of the 60s – a garagey group, but one with some soulful touches too! The set was partially recorded at Chess studios, and Eddie Higgins handled some of the arrangements – and the record features versions of "Knock On Wood", "Harlem Shuffle", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", and "Hold On". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo. Cover has some edge wear, a spot of tape along the top seam, with a small rip near the spine.)

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Clyde McPhatterGolden Blues Hits ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Quite possibly the greatest post-Atlantic album by singer Clyde McPhatter – and one of the few Mercury sessions to capture him in that raw and crackling mode that first characterized his solo work after The Drifters! Part of the reason for this might be the setting – which, as hinted by the title, has McPhatter singing his own versions of famous R&B hits of the 40s and 50s – done here with backings that are very much in an Atlantic 50s mode, creating a spirit that Clyde really seems to match in his vocals. Titles include "What Am I Living For", "The Clock", "Raining In My Heart", "CC Rider", "The Bells", "Honest I Do", and "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Label has a sticker on one side.)

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Clyde McPhatterLover Please ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Back cover has some pen.)

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Clyde McPhatterMay I Sing For You ... LP
Mercury/Wing, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
A sweet album of ballads and late nite love songs from Clyde McPhatter – one that has him going head to head with other 50s balladeers, like Jesse Belvin, Tony Wilson, or maybe even Johnny Mathis! That great McPhatter rasp is still nicely present, even amidst the strings and fuller backings from Glenn Osser – and even though many of the tunes are standards, the McPhatter touch helps them stay fresh. Titles include "You Belong To Me", "That's My Desire", "What Will I Tell My Heart", "These Foolish Things", "When Did You Leave Heaven", and "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Clyde McPhatterSongs Of The Big City ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
The ex-lead Drifter gets a sort of "Spanish Harlem" treatment as he sings this great album of city songs for Mercury, including "My Block", "Deep in the Heart of Harlem", and "Three Rooms with Running Water", all of which are exclusive (we think) to this album. Great stuff, and maybe our favorite post-Atlantic album by Clyde! Arranged and produced by Alan Lorber, with a nice sound that's missing from some of his later pop efforts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove.)

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Buddy MilesBuddy Miles Live ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
One of the most soulful sets ever recorded by the Buddy Miles Group – a really searing set of live performances from 1971, often done in a way that has the band stretching out and jamming heavily! The core group seems a bit bigger than usual – with a lineup that includes guitar and organ alongside some heavier tenor, alto, trumpet, and trombone. The horns come on strong, but are offset by lots of searing guitar from Charlie Karp – and Buddy, as usual, is a real monster on the drum kit. There's plenty of instrumental moments here that cook with funky soul intensity – and titles include "Wrap It Up", "Joe Tex", "Take It Off Him & Put It On Me", "Down By The River", "Place Over There", "The Segment", and "Them Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Buddy MilesExpressway To Your Skull ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A super tripped-out blend of rock, funk, and soul – easily one of Buddy Miles' most mindblowing albums – and a classic that never lets up at all! Buddy's leading the whole group on drums – really kicking things large from behind the kit – while the rest of the group jams in a heavy style that's got plenty of fuzzed-out guitar and jazzy horn riffs – virtually a blueprint for countless other rock funk groups that copped Buddy's style in years to come. The drums alone are worth the price of admission – but the whole album's so right, tight, and outta sight that it's been a favorite in our crates for years! Titles include "Train", "Let Your Lovelight Shine", "Don't Mess With Cupid", "Funky Mule", and "Wrap It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Buddy MilesWe Got To Live Together ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Pure crossover genius from Buddy Miles – a great mix of funky soul and rockish touches – and the kind of record that easily put Buddy in the same camp as Sly Stone or The Isley Brothers with mainstream audiences of the time! Tracks here are a bit longer and more jamming than work by either of those two artists – with the kind of heavy guitar and horns that played heavily to the Fillmore crowd – but the overall sound of the record is a fair bit more soulful and even funkier than some other Miles' efforts from the earlier years too, with plenty of his tight drums in the mix! Titles include a great 12 minute reading of the title track "We Got To Live Together" – plus "Take It Off Him & Put It On Me", "Runaway Child", "Walking Down The Highway", and "Easy Greasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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Mother EarthMake A Joyful Noise ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Colony SixRevelations ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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Ohio PlayersAngel ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Maybe the last great album in the Ohio Players run for Mercury in the mid 70s – a set that's every bit as smooth, sexy, and funky as their other major label efforts from the time – and one that continued to refine the grittier funk of their roots! While the Players might be remembered for their over the top jams, the cuts here we love the best are the mellower steppers – tracks that still have plenty of funk in the mix, but hit a gentler groove, too – following the spacey soul legacy of "Sweet Sticky Thing". Titles on the album include "Glad To Know You're Mine", "Angel", "Merry-Go-Round", "Don't Fight My Love", "Body Vibes" and "Ohio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker.)

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Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – and sometimes, the mellower tracks show a wonderful talent for harmonies coming even more fully to the top. But the real appeal of the record has always been the bold, bassy grooves that hit strongly just as ensemble funk was exploding in the mainstream during the early years of disco – making plenty of space for the Players and their contemporaries to grab up new audiences who never would have touched a record like this five years before! There's plenty of grit in the grooves on the best numbers – a style that's maybe not as dirty as on Westbound, but still more than enough to make any real funk fan proud. Titles include "Fire", "Together", "Together/Feelings", "It's All Over", "Runnin' From the Devil", "Smoke", "What The Hell", and "I Want To Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Fire ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that builds and builds. With an excellent sexy cover, of course! Also includes "Honey", "Fopp", "Let's Love", "Ain't Givin' Up No Ground" and "Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & initials in pen.)

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David OliverJamerican Man (aka David Oliver) ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of David's smooth soul albums for Mercury, with jazzy production by Wayne Henderson that's in line with the best work he was doing at the time. David's got a strange voice that's got the depth of a baritone, but the sweetness of a tenor. It's a little tough to get used to at first, but the arrangements are sparkling, and match his style very well. Tracks include "Love So Strong", "Ms.", "Friends & Strangers", "Munchies", and "Let's Make Happiness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Platters10th Anniversary Album ... LP
Mercury, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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PlattersEncores! ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1960. Very Good- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)

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PlattersLife Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ravel/Faure/FranckLa Valse/Pavane Op 50/Psyche (Symphonic Poem) – Paul Paray/Detroit Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1953. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove maroon label mono pressing.)

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Dan Reed NetworkDan Reed Network ... LP
Mercury, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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RespighiBirds/Brazilian Impressions – Antal Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury (Netherlands), 1959. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing!)

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RestlessRestless ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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RunawaysWaitin For The Night ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner and bent corners.)

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RushFarewell To Kings ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
The first half of the "Cygnus X1" journey – plus "Closer To The Heart", "Xanadu", and "A Farewell To Kings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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Doug SahmRough Edges ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithIt's Necessary ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Sealed ... $5.99
One of Jimmy's last albums for a major label in the 70s – a real back-to-basics set that was recorded live at the Jimmy Smith Supper Club in LA – the "home of fried cornbread and live jazz", and a venue that we certainly wish we could have visited! Jimmy's working here with an all-star group that almost recalls his Blue Note jam session work – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Teddy Edwards and Harold Land on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar – all coming together in gently-grooving numbers that have a classic soul jazz feel. Titles include "It's Necessary", "For Your Love", "Side Mouthin", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "I've Got Love On My Mind", and "Say It Again, Jim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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10 CCLive & Let Live ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Thin LizzyJohnny The Fox ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Ok, so can we admit that we love this one for just what it is? Thin Lizzy's always been tops in our book – and at this point, they're at their best, and sound like everything that AM rock dreams are made of, albeit with a heavier crunch. However, in order to regain our credibility, we'll also point out that the album also contains the monster old school break "Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed" – with lots of tasty drums on the intro! Also includes "Johnny", "Rocky", "Borderline", "Don't Believe A Word", "Fool's Gold", "Old Flame", "Massacre", "Sweet Marie", and "Boogie Woogie Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with heavy inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued top seam & light wear.)

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Big Mama ThorntonStronger Than Dirt ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Great later work from this famous singer who helped lay the groundwork for rock and roll in the early 50s – featuring arrangements by Rene Hall and Everett Minor, and titles that include "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Funky Broadway", "Ain't Nothin You Can Do", "Let's Go Get Stoned", "Rollin Stone", and "Ball & Chain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Uriah HeepBest Of Uriah Heep ... LP
Mercury, Early/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Vampires Sound Incorporation (Manfred Huebler & SiPsychedelic Dance Party ... LP
Mercury/Wah Wah (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Not a real set of vampires working together to make music – but instead a mad studio collaboration from groovy German funkmeisters Manfred Huebler & Sigi Schwab – and one of the albums that formed the musical blueprint for the famous Vampyros Lesbos films from Jess Franco! This set's a very cool concept album – issued by Mercury at the end of the 60s in Germany, and immediately lost to the shifting sands of time – but with a vibe that easily rivals both the best sound library funk albums of the period, and some of the most unique German experiments to combine funk and psych! Given Huebler and Schwab's contemporary work on a lot of those projects they're perfect for the record – which mixes funky drums with Sigi's tripped-out guitars, Manfred's keyboards, and lots of other great work on electric sitar, Hammond, flutes, and lots of weird percussion. There's some cool voices that kind of drift in and out of the mix, at an abstracted level – but the whole thing's really an instrumental outing – and titles include "The Lions & The Cucumbers", "Ghosts Or Good & Bad Onions", "Drug CX9", "Psycho Contact (parts 1 to 5)", "The Message", and "Countdown To Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000! Includes booklet of notes, and movie poster too.)

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Sarah VaughanAfter Hours At The London House ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $11.99
One of our favorite albums ever by Sarah Vaughan – and a really jazz-based session that's totally hip! Sarah's working here live at the legendary London House nightclub in Chicago – singing with a small combo that includes Ronnell Bright on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – augmented by some great horn work from Thad Jones on trumpet and Frank Wess on tenor. The set's got a relaxed jazzy feel that's really a welcome departure from some of Sarah's more over-arranged albums from the time – and the interplay between the vocals and the horns is easy, relaxed, and very well placed throughout – a perfect summation of the subtle Vaughan genius, but one that's rarely ever captured this well on record! Titles include "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Detour Ahead", "I'll String Along With You", "Three Little Words", "Speak Low", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Sarah VaughanClose To You ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Sarah VaughanGreat Songs From Hit Shows Vol 1 ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light stains, seam splitting, and a small tear in the opening.)

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Sarah VaughanIt's A Man's World ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good ... $5.99
A pretty obscure Sarah Vaughn album – and a nice one! The album's got Sarah singing with arrangements by Hal Mooney, who'd done work for her before in a more standard way, and who here is opening up a bit, at times almost hitting a groovy late 60s mode. Players in the group include Bob James (who also arranged a few numbers), Phil Woods, Benny Golson, and Freddie Hubbard – and titles include "The Man That Got Away", "Alfie", "For Every Man There's A Woman", "Jim", and "My Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing with deep groove. Covver has some stickers. Label has some marker.)
Also available It's A Man's World (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 8.99

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Sarah VaughanNew Scene ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Sarah grooves up her bag a bit here – working through some great 60s pop tunes, set to arrangements by Luchi De Jesus that have a nice little swing! The jazz component of the set is a bit muted, but Sarah's voice still sounds great – and the best tunes on the album have a groovy 60s approach that's a nice change, and in the same mod mode as work from the same time by Mel Torme – loungey, but still plenty darn great, and almost hipper than some of the other Vaughn work from the title. Titles include a great reading of Torme's original "Dominque's Discotheque", plus the tracks "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Sneakin Up On You", "Love", "Call Me", "Michelle", and "One Two Three". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing on Circulo, with translated titles.)

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Sarah VaughanNo Count Sarah ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $3.99
The title's a bit of a joke – because the record features a batch sidemen from the Count Basie band – Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Freddy Green, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster, and others – all working with Sarah, but the Count's name is missing, due to contractual obligations! Despite that lack, though, the grooves are very much in the best Basie mode – full of soul and searing horn lines – at a level that makes the album one of Sarah's liveliest from the time! Players include Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenor, and Freddie Green on guitar – and Ronnell Bright handles the piano, instead of Basie. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Doodlin", "Just One Of Those Things", "No Count Blues", and "Missing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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