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Teddy Wilson & Red NorvoImprovisations (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
An unusual date from the Teddy Wilson/Red Norvo All-Stars! LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has light wear, a bit of aging, some wear along the opening, and a peeled mark from sticker removal in one corner.)

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YelloFlag ... LP
Mercury, 1988. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the most dramatically poppy albums from Yello – a set that takes their older electric groove and infuses it with a bit more theatrics and dancefloor-styled rhythms! Flag's really the record that probably sums up the mainstream vision of Yello the best – that image of mustachioed Europeans acting goofy in cleverly cartoony music videos, while referencing an imagined nostalgia in definite 80s trappings, and avoiding any real direct attempt at songwriting. Yet amidst the showiness and oddball characters, the core Yello sound is still at the bottom of the mix – lost a bit, to be sure, but still more compelling and longer-lasting than much other electric pop spawned by their generation. Titles include "Tied Up In Red", "Blazing Saddles", "The Race", "Otto Di Cantania", "Tied Up", and "3rd Of June". LP, Vinyl record album

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YelloStella ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Thank John Hughes & Ferris Beuller for the fame of this one – the album that pushed Yello over the top with the perennial favorite "Oh Yeah" – a tune that's been used countless times over the years since that famous soundtrack, and which still resonates on TV commercials and local news promos to this day! Yet despite the overplayed quality of that track, there's still a brilliance here that shows that Yello were capable of remaining creative even at the height of their fame – a talent for uncomplicated electronics that step out with quirky, playful modes that ooze charm and a sense of personal vision within pop music. Titles include "Oh Yeah", "Vicious Games", "Desire", "Domingo", "Let Me Cry", "Sometimes", "Angel No", "Ciel Ouvert", and "Desert Inn". LP, Vinyl record album

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Faron YoungIt's Four In The Morning ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has a light stain near one corner in the bottom, but rest is nice.)

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Timi YuroAmazing Timi Yuro ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Amazing is right! Timi's one of the great under-rated Uptown Soul talents of the 60s, and this is one of her best records. The album features stunning production, in the best Mercury pop soul style of the 60s – with Quincy Jones at the controls, and Bobby Scott arranging and conducting. Timi's voice is soulful and fragile, with a sound that's a bit like Dinah Washington on her Mercury recordings, or like other uptown soul singers of the time. Titles include "I Love My Man", "Johnny", "If", "All I Need Is You", "I'm Still Around", and "There Must Be A Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousFrom The Second City ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Cover has some pen inside the gatefold.)

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AkidoAkido ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure Afro Funk combo from the early 70s – produced by Ronnie Lane of The Faces, who may very well have been inspired by Ginger Baker's love of the style! The record's got some pretty heavy guitar work, and there's lots of funky rock running through the grooves – so those African-inspired rhythms are touched by more than a bit of heavy tripped out electric fuzz. Titles include "Wajo", "Awade", "Happy Song", "Psychedelic Baby", "Midnight Lady", "Blow", and "Confusion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear. Vinyl has a short click on a couple of tracks.)

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✨✧ JJ Cale#8 ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Dutch pressing.)

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✨✧ Roland KirkGifts & Messages ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the rarest Roland Kirk albums – and a great one! The record features Kirk in his prime early years – before he got totally nutty, and when he would still play straight soul jazz/hard bop, but with kind of a mad twist, and with strange instrumentation. Horace Parlan's on piano, and his work on the keys, as always, is a real treat – and it keeps the album grooving along at a nice pace. Most tracks are originals, written with Kirk's unique sense of whimsy and humor – and titles include "Blues For C&T", "Hip Chops", "Gifts & Messages", "Vertigo Ro", and "Where Does The Blame Lie?" LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono pressing! Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousO Brother Where Art Thou? ... LP
Mercury, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
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(Lost Highway pressing.)

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✨✧ Bar-KaysFlying High On Your Love ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Bar-KaysInjoy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has wear.)

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✨✧ William BellComing Back For More ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful post-Stax album from the great William Bell – a set that has the singer still stepping out with all those great deep soul modes from the 60s, but also finding a hipper, more laidback approach as well! There's a beautiful mellow vibe to the record – one that recalls some of Millie Jackson's best ballad work of the time, especially in the way it warms things up with a bit of class, while taking away none of the power of the vocals. Bell produced and arranged the whole set with help from Paul Mitchell – and there's still lots of nice down home themes and feelings to the record, but William's also working with a bubbling groove that comes off great – and which updates his sound without selling his soul – making for a great set in the modern/southern mode. Titles include "Tryin To Love Two", "If Sex Was All We Had", "Relax", "You Don't Miss Your Water", "Coming Back For More", "Just Another Way To Feel", and "I Absotively Posolutely Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Bon JoviSlippery When Wet ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ JJ CaleGrasshopper ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(UK pressing on Shelter, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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

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✨✧ Del Close & John BrentHow To Speak Hip ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hilarious album – not dated at all, and really pretty groovy stuff that holds up well over time! The format is this: Brent and Close are the hippie and straight man – presenting a guide to talking "hip", which is a mixture of beatnik and junkie slang, delivered in a variety of settings and interview styles. The album should be hokey, but given Close's hipness at the time, and his relaxed Chicago improv style, it comes off extremely well – and makes the album a treasure to listen to, filled with great bits that we'd love to see sampled on hip hop records (hint, hint!) Titles include "The Hang Up", "Basic Hip", "The Loose Wig", "Cool", "Uncool", and "Summary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label non-gatefold pressing, includes a cool booklet! Cover has two small cutout holes.)

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✨✧ Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after another. The classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow – and the titles include "Sally Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! Loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave DudleyMy Kind Of Love ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Charles EarlandPerceptions ... LP
Mercury, Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic club jazz from Charles Earland – one of the best LPs from his late 70s, post-Hammond period – when he was really opening up and exploring the use of a variety of keyboards! The set was done in conjunction with Randy Muller – who arranged, produced, and wrote the tracks – and it's also got background vocals by Skyy, who fit in nicely with the record's R&B-tinged approach to the material. Lots of nice clubby groovers, and Charles even sings lead vocals on one really nice mellow track. Titles include "Let The Music Play", "I Like It", "Changes", "Over & Over", and "Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edgewear.)
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley (aka The Lush Side Of Cannonball) ... LP
Power/EmArcy, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A very unusual repackaging of Cannonball's Lush Side album for Mercury – served up here in a late 60s package for the Power Records label. The original's a wonderfully mellow set of ballads recorded by Cannonball, with orchestral backings by Richard Hayman. The album's typical of the kind of "all over the map" approach that Mercury used during Cannon's early years – before he'd settled down into the one-man soul jazz factory he later became – but it's also a great chance to hear Adderley working his horn in a style that doesn't show up much in later years. Hayman's orchestrations are less challenging than some of the Verve "with strings" sessions – but the overall work is solid, and the album's a dreamy mix of tracks like "I Cover The Waterfront", "Street Of Dreams", "You Are Too Beautiful", and "Two Sleepy People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Eddie ChambleeChamblee Music ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $8.99
Lively R&B-tinged jazz material from this legendary Chicago tenorist! Chamblee was Dinah Washington's husband, and she brought him to the Mercury label for a few tasty sesssions in the late 50s, most recorded under her supervision. This session features great Chicago players, like Richard Evans, Julain Priester, Jack Wilson, and Charles Davis – and the tracks include "Chamblee Special", "Flat Beer", "At Your Beck & Call", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label Emarcy pressing with drummer logo and deep groove. Cover has split seams & two drill holes. Vinyl has short click on one track.)

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Jimmy ClevelandCleveland Style ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Quite possibly the best of Cleveland's albums for Mercury during the 50s – a tight hardbop set of tracks recorded with a septet that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Benny Golson on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, and Charlie Persip on drums. Tracks are more open-ended than on some of Cleveland's other albums, with more room for soloing. Titles include "Posterity", "A Jazz Ballad", "Jimmie's Tune", "Long Ago & Far Away", and "Goodbye Ebbets Field". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label EmArcy pressing with drummer logo and deep groove.)

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Father's ChildrenWho's Gonna Save The World (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Numero, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
Incredible stuff – a never-issued funky soul record from the 70s – but one that you'll proudly stack next to your rare classics from Ramp, 24-Carat Black, and James Mason! Like work by all three of those acts, this early set by Father's Children is massive righteous – filled with deep soul and strong social messages, while also coming across with a hell of a groove, too – thanks to some wickedly funky backings, and production that keeps the whole thing burning along beautifully! The set is amazing – quite different than the later Mercury Records album by the band – and more like the kind of record you'd expect to hear from Curtom or early 70s Stax – a perfect choice for the folks at Numero to bring to light after all these years – and another reason why their efforts are always worth checking out. As usual for the label, there's a full set of notes and photos that tell the story of the group and this lost treasure – but even if it came out with no artwork at all, the music would still have us raving – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Universal Train", "Everybody's Got A Problem", "Linda", "Dirt & Grime", "Who's Gonna Save The World", and "Kohoutek". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (8LPs/4CDs/DVD & Book) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8LP, 4CD, DVD & Book ... $196.99
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features this incredible material on 8LPs and 4CDs, 107 tracks of music on each format – with every single album track, 45 cut, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – plus all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as big as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. The looooong awaited vinyl includes 8LPs AND 4CDs – 107 tracks in each format, and as an additional bonus, a 24" X 36" poster. Amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
(The long awaited vinyl version – finally available for Black Friday 2014! Each of the 8LPs are on colored vinyl, and the box also includes the complete collection on 4CDs.)

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Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic ... LP
Limelight, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Mindblowing work from Roland Kirk – a record that really pushes the boundaries of his music even farther than some of his earlier, and excellent, albums for the Mercury label! Kirk's really stretching out here – finding a space in jazz that's uniquely his own – modern, yet playful – creative, yet never overindulgent – and perfectly balanced to find a whole new sound of soul for the 60s! Things never get too far outside, but Kirk's reedlines are always breaking out into fresh territory – incredible tenor parts, and also some amazing work on manzello and stritch too, both lesser-known reed instruments that Roland employs to incredible ends. Other group members fit his vibe perfectly – Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – each stepping quickly to catch the energy of each new twist and turn in Kirk's music. Titles include the sublime "From Bechet Byas & Fats" – plus "No Tonic Pres", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Mystical Dream", "Black Diamond", and "Slippery Hippery Flippery". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene KrupaGene Krupa Trio ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Good+ ... $9.99
Killer work from Krupa's trio that featured Charlie Ventura on bass and Marty Napoleon on piano – a really wide-open combo with a surprisingly inventive sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has split top and bottom seams, some peeling along part of the top, some aging, and a couple of stains on the back.)

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Harry NilssonFlash Harry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Varese, 1980. Sealed (reissue)... $11.99
The rare final album by Harry Nilsson – cut for Mercury after his long streak of brilliant, idiosyncratic records for RCA – but it was only released in the UK and Japan at the time! It's a charming, laidback effort on Nilsson's part – as stylistically varied as you'd expect from such a restless spirit, and featuring collaborations with a pretty amazing roster of guests – including Eric Idle and Charlie Dore actually doing the singing on the opening number, plus old friend Van Dyke Parks, Ringo Starr, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bobby Keyes and others. This is an unjustly overlooked record if there ever was one! Includes "Harry", "Cheek To Cheek", "Best Move", "Old Dirt Road", "I Don't Need You", "Rain", "I've Got It", "It's So Easy", "How Long Can Disco On" and "Bright Side Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ohio PlayersEverybody Up ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
The Ohio Players may have skimped a bit on the budget for a sexy model this time around, but the album's still very much in the best mode as the rest of their 70s classics for Mercury Records – a sweet mix of ensemble funk with some upbeat styles that were perfect for the clubs! The group's shifted a bit by the time of this one and only album for Arista, but they've still got most of their best strengths right out front – including that subtle sense of wit that always made the group one of the most charming mainstream funk acts, as well as the sharp instrumentation that ensures that most of the tracks are still tight and funky at the core. Titles include "Don't Say Goodbye", "Everybody Up", "Take Da Funk Off Fly", "Something Special", "Say It", and "Make Me Feel". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Patti PageIn The Land Of Hi Fi ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $5.99
Patti Page is definitely in the land of hi-fi here – sounding a lot groovier than on some of her other 50s albums, thanks to some really wonderful arrangements by Pete Rugolo! Pete swings things hard here – with the same dramatic flair and playful turns of his own instrumental albums on Mercury – creating a setting that brings a lot more life into Patti Page than you might expect! There's lots of dynamic horn work on most numbers – bursting out and blasting forth with a quality that really helps direct the sound of the vocals – and titles include "Nevertheless", "A Foggy Day", "My Sin", "Love For Sale", "The Lady Is A Tramp", and "I Didn't Know About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Emarcy pressing with drummer logo & deep groove.)

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Pointer SistersHot Together ... LP
RCA, 1986. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Titles include "My Life", "Mercury Rising", "Goldmine", "All I Know Is The Way I Feel", "Say The Word", "Hot Together", "Sexual Power", "Set Me Free", "Taste", and "Eyes Don't Lie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Raw Poetic & K-DefCool Convos in Quantum Speech (with bonus track) ... LP
Redefinition, 2015. New Copy ... $17.99
Underrated rhymer Raw Poetic teams up with producer K-Def – with a nice, jazz reverent style of beatcraft, and looser spacier atmosphere – very well suited ot RP's mic style! Overall, kind of rooted in classic boombap, but with still with distinctive, timeless style. Good stuff! Includes "Cool Convos", "Easy Way Out", "Black Muzical", Vanilla Skies", "Lotto", "Stealin' Bread", "Portal", "No Difference", "Whisper Mercury", "Echo One" and more – plus the bonus track "Air Walks". LP, Vinyl record album

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Max RoachAward Winning Drummer ... LP
Time, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure set from Max Roach – but right up there with his best work of the late 50s on Mercury and other labels! The album features the "award winning" drummer in a quintet with Booker Little on trumpet, Ray Draper on tuba, George Coleman on tenor, and Art Davis on bass – a cool piano-less group that hits some really unusual notes! Draper's horn provides a deep bottom to the record, mixing with Davis' exotic tones nicely – and the album represents Roach's increasing penchant for experimentation in the post Clifford Brown years – tunes with an offbeat edge that's really great. Titles include "Pies Of Quincy", "Tuba De Nod", "Milano", and "Sadiga". LP, Vinyl record album

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Three SoundsOut Of This World (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Go out of the world with The Three Sounds on this sweet little set for Blue Note – as the trio are at their early best, and working with a care of craft that you won't find on other 60s albums for labels like Verve or Mercury! The mighty Gene Harris is in the lead on piano, moving between a great blend of lyrical and more soul-based styles – given great accompaniment from Bill Dowdy on drums and Andy Simpkins on bass – the latter of whom is an overlooked genius, with this round tone and solid touch that really holds the group together! Titles are a nice mix of exotic standards and gutbuckety originals – and tunes include "My Silent Love", "Just In Time", "Out Of this World", "Out Of the Past", "Sanctified Sue", and "Girl Of My Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dinah WashingtonFor Those In Love ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Fair ... $3.99
Excellent small group jazz work from Dinah – of the sort that's often quite tough to find on vinyl, and which represents some of her best work of all time! The album's got a good group of Mercury jazz players – like Clark Terry, Paul Quinichette, Cecil Payne, Wynton Kelly, and Jimmy Cobb – all playing in a laidback intimate setting which works very nicely for Dinah's soulful vocals. Titles include "Blue Gardenia", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "I Could Write A Book", and "Easy Living". A bit Billie Holiday-ish, sure – but nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing. Cover has some aging, a split bottom seam, a partially split top seam, a name in pen on the front and a stamp on the back.)

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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 999 copies – nice heavy pressing!)

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Max RoachDeeds Not Words ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing – small black label with silver text and microphone logo, and deep groove. Cover has a gold stereo sticker, and a bit of splitting on the spine, and fully split top seam – but a nice copy otherwise.)

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerTwo Sides Of Gene Chandler ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost album by the great Gene Chandler – and one of his most sophisticated soul documents! The record was Gene's last album for Brunswick – issued shortly before Gene scored big once again on Mercury, which is why it's probably often lost in the shuffle of time. The record's got some incredibly dark material that shows a different side of Gene than you'd expect from earlier hits – including the incredible track "Suicide", which is a magnificent "Iceman" track in the Chicago tradition, that features the main character contemplating suicide as a means of dealing with his sorrow. Other titles include "If You Would Love Me", "The Sun Died", "This Bitter Earth", "Eleanor Rigby", and a remake of "Can I Change My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing.)
Also available Two Sides Of Gene Chandler ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Force MDsTouch & Go ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pop soul classic from Force MDs – the kind of record that countless other groups would copy in years to come! The MDs' mix of hip hop production and straighter soul was hardly new at the time, but it's carried off perfectly here – done in a way that shakes off the last vestiges of the harder modes of earlier records, and moves the focus over to the sweeter side of the group's harmonies – letting Stevie D, TCD, Mercury, and Trisco sparkle with the warmth that's really their strongest suit. There's still a fair bit of beats, keyboards, and bassy bottom parts, but the harmonies here are probably the best thing going – and tracks include "Midnite Lover", "Your Love Drives Me Crazy", "Touch & Go", "Would You Love Me", "Love Is A House", and "Take Your Love Back". LP, Vinyl record album

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