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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker With Strings (Mercury MGC 501) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Good+ ... $29.99
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(Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks and crackles.)

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Satie/MilhaudErik Satie & His Friend Darius Milhaud – Adventures Of Mercury/La Belle Excentrique/Jack In The Box/Saudades Do Brazil – Herrmann/London F ... LP
London/Phase 4, 1973. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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(Cover has some light ringwear.)
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✨✧ Gene AmmonsJug Sessions ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
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 light wear, a cut corner, and a name in pen.)

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Cat AndersonCat On A Hot Tin Horn ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
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 some notes in pen on back.)

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Sil AustinSlow Walk Rock ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ ... $12.99
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(Original black label pressing, with deep groove.)

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Brook BentonThere Goes That Song Again ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has some discoloration from age on back.)

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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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✨✧ Carla BleyMortelle Randonnee ... LP
Mercury (France), 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the only soundtrack projects we've ever seen from Carla Bley – performed with a version of her band that includes Michael Mantler on trumpet, Steve Slagle on saxes, Vincent Chancey on French horn, Arturo O'Farrill on piano and toy organ, Steve Swallow on bass and toy synth, and Bley herself on organ and toy piano! LP, Vinyl record album

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BohannonOn My Way ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
A bit of a different sound than usual for Bohannon – but a great one as well! The album's got a slightly different pitch than some of Bo's more straightforward dancefloor work – and the rhythms are electric, sometimes skittish, and often a bit spooky – almost prefacing changes to come a few years later, but also showing a bit of a German progressive influence too. We might be tempted to say that the sound's a bit smoother than before, but there's actually a lot of rough edges and weird corners to the tracks – in a way that makes the record more unsettling than it is slick! The rhythms, as always, are the main focus – and they're pretty darn great, and often surprisingly complicated. Don't know who could really dance to this, but that's hardly the point – and titles include "Git On Up", "Maybe You Can Dance", "I Found My Love On A Saturday", "You & I", and "On The Weekend". LP, Vinyl record album

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BohannonToo Hot To Hold ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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

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Peter Boyle/Bobby ScottJoe Speaks ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good ... $1.99
A wonderful document of a very wild film! The album's a companion soundtrack to the musical score of Joe – and features star Peter Boyle speaking his mind on topics that include the economy, hippies, drugs, and drinking! The set includes a few of the vocal numbers from the film – folksy rock numbers written by Bobby Scott that include "Hey Joe", "Where Are You Going", and "You Can Fly" – next to bits by Boyle that have a really creepy sort of edge. Titles include "The American Bar Scene", "Four Bucks An Hour", "Park Avenue Offices", "I Got All I Need Sonny", "Making It", and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". 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)... $18.99
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 ButlerJerry Butler Sings Assorted Sounds – With The Aid Of Assorted Friends & Relatives ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good ... $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

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Jerry ButlerSoul Artistry ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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 has a sticker and a bit of "white out" on the back.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerSoul Goes On ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a labelmaker sticker.)

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David CarrollPercussion Orientale ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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✨✧ Gene ChandlerGene Chandler Situation ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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

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Bobby ChristianMr. Percussion ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Deep groove pressing. Cover has tape along the bottom seam.)

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the sharp, thoughtful mode that marked both Cohn and Sims' sessions – but also a bit more earthy, too – possibly because they've got Mose Allison in the combo on piano. The album includes the incredible spare sax-only track "Improvisation For Unaccompanied Saxophones", which is an extremely haunting track that sounds unlike anything the pair had ever done together – and other titles have the full quintet playing, tunes that include "The Opener", "The Note" and "You N Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a messy drillhole though the label, with vinyl run-off on one side. Cover has some pen & marker on back, a small split on the top seam, and drillholes through the center.)

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Con Funk ShunCandy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Very Good- Gatefold ... $3.99
Con Funk Shun really hit a tight groove on this one – late 70s dancefloor funk at its finest – and a turning point for the group that set the scene for 80s grooves to come! The killer group vocals, thumping funk bass and punctuating horn blasts are in full effect, and the group is also starting to work more with synthesizers and electronic sound washes – the spacey touches blending perfectly with their tried-and-true funk. A great batch of tunes, well-produced by the group and Skip Scarborough, and ear-pleasing tunes all the way – sparkling with a great blend of bassy funk and smooth ballads! Tracks include "Fire When Ready", "Chase Me", "Not Ready", "Da Lady", "Candy" and "(Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind", "Main Slice" and "Images". LP, Vinyl record album

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Con Funk ShunFever ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun groove into focus – a style that's not nearly as commercial as Deodato's work with Kool & The Gang, but which shares a similar blend of jazz and modern soul elements! Most tracks groove nicely, even some of the mellower ones – and Deodato's got a perfect balance in the sound of the set – keyboards, beats, and bass all in the right places, with plenty of soulful vocals flowing warmly over the top. Titles include "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", "Hard Lovin", "If I'm Your Lover", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Indiscreet Sweet", and "Baby I'm Hooked". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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