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✨✧ Con Funk ShunLoveshine ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky genius from Con Funk Shun – working here under the production helm of Skip Scarborough, who seems to give them an even sharper edge than usual! The album's filled with those tightly compressed rhythms that Skip was so great in producing back in the 70s – grooves that seem to make more out of doing less – and which have a sense of space and timing that's totally impeccable. There's a few light jazzy touches at times too – bits of flute, sax, and organ that bring in a nice sense of depth, and which takes it far past easily classified funk! Titles include "So Easy", "Shake & Dance With Me", "When The Feelings Right", "I Think I Found The Answer", "Wanna Be There", "Can't Go Away", "So Easy", and "Magic Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Robert CrayStrong Persuader ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ DvorakSymphony No 2 (7) In D Minor Op 70 – Barbirolli/Halle Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Deep groove maroon label mono pressing – RFR4/RFR3! Cover has a small amount of marker.)

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✨✧ Lesley GoreI'll Cry If I Want To ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful early album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's got a lot more to offer than just the famous title track! Lesley's just a young gal at this time, but she sings in this lusty, personal style that's a lot richer than most female pop of the period – and which also shows the way that, during the mid 60s, there was a gentle blurring of the line between soul and rock, especially in material of this nature. Gore has a way of making the tunes hit home with her honesty and easygoing range – even when the numbers are familiar – and arrangements by the great Claus Ogerman also keep things fresher than the usual pop pap. Titles include "It's My Party", "Just Let Me Cry", "I Would", "Judy's Turn To Cry", "The Party's Over", "No More Tears", and "Cry Me A River". Pretty weepy themes – but a much wider range of presentation! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Lesley GoreLesley Gore Sings Of Mixed-Up Hearts ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nothing mixed up about this great little record – as Lesley Gore comes across with a solid, mature approach that's quite surprising, given her teenage years at the time – a quality that makes the album a lot deeper than just the usual throwaway pop of the time! Gore's not yet writing her material, but she's got a great way of making many songs her own through surprisingly heartfelt performance – at a level that blends sweeter girl pop modes and a slight current of jazz, as you might find on records from Joanie Sommers at the same time. The great Claus Ogerman handled arrangements – certainly a guiding force on the record – and titles include a great reading of "Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows", plus "She's A Fool", "The Old Crowd", "Young & Foolish", "Run Bobby Run", "Time To Go", "I Struck A Match", and "You Don't Own Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Micki GrantLovin Kind Of Woman ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Micki won a Grammy for her work in the musical Don't Bother Me I Can Cope – but she steps out here as more of a mixed pop soul singer on her own – working with arrangements from Tony Camillo that give her a hipper, more intimate sound. Micki's got a bit of a rasp in her voice – a quality in the bottom that offsets some of the smoother moments here – and although she hails from the stage, she keeps the more dramatic side of her style nicely hid for most of the set. Titles include the standout "Love Power", which picks up some of Camillo's funkier touches – plus "Let's Remember The Good Times", "It's A Grey Day", "My Love's So Good", "It's All Right", "I Can't Believe It", and "Bring The Sun My Way" – all originals by Grant. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tom T Hall100 Children ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Tom T HallWe All Got Together And... ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ George JonesGreat George Jones (Wing) ... LP
Wing/Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Kurtis BlowKurtis Blow ... LP
Mercury, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest major label hip hop albums of the early 80s – and easily one of the best ever full length sets from Kurtis Blow! There's a straightforward simplicity here that's totally great – a slight elevation of the Sugar Hill groove towards a more mainstream audience – but one that never loses the basic back/forth party rhythms of the old school scene. Kurtis' rhymes aren't going to set the world on fire, but they're also a fair bit more thoughtful at times than some of his contemporaries – and tracks include the classic "The Breaks", plus "Rappin Blow (Part 2)", "Hard Times", "Throughout Your Years", "Takin Care Of Business", and "Way Out West". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Abbe LaneAbbe Lane With Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure one from Abbe Lane – with some great Latin backing from Xavier Cugat! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of pen, and a delaminated corner on the back paste-on.)

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✨✧ Lecuona/Turina/Falla/Granados/Guarnieri/Fernandez/Malaguena & Other Favorites – Frederick Fennell/Eastman Rochester Pops Orchestra ... LP
Mercury (Netherlands), 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Golden Imports stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray ManzarekGolden Scarab ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really adventurous early solo work from Ray Manzarek – bursting with creativity and a world of ideas on The Golden Scarab! Lots of oddball instrumentation, particularly in the percussion – with bongo, wood block, congtas, tuned cowbell, whistles, cabassa and quica – plus Ray working with an array of keys – organ, piano and synths. There's bits of jazz rock and influences from Latin grooves and more otherworldly wierdness, but they still find an accessible groove throughout. Includes "He Can't Play Today", "Solar Boat", "Downbound Train", "The Golden Scarab", "The Purpose Of Existence Is?", "The Moorish Idol", "Oh Thou Nectar Filled Form, Or A Little Fart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and wide clear tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ McCoysHuman Ball ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unusual later work from the group who gave us "Hang On Sloopy"! Titles include "Clergy Lies", "Daybreak", "Only Human", "Human Ball Blues", and "It Really Doesn't Matter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & peeling on the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Clyde McPhatterTa Ta! ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set from Clyde – quite different than his Atlantic work, but in a wonderful way! The album's arranged and conducted by Belford Hendricks, in a jumping early uptown soul kind of vein, similar to work on Mercury by Brook Benton, but with more of an R&B edge. The tracks are all relatively fresh numbers – and there's really not a spot of filler on the set. Clyde's vocals, as always, are sublime – and tracks include "What's Love To Me", "Not Me", "All About Love", "High School Social", "How Many Times", "Why Was I The One You Choose", and "Who's Worried Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Buddy MilesBuddy Miles Live ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some wear and a name in marker on the front & back.)

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✨✧ Buddy MilesElectric Church ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bluesy soul from Buddy Miles – an album that was half-produced by Jimi Hendrix, and which showcases the really crowd-pleasing side of Miles' sound! Tracks are a mix of soul covers and original numbers – done in a mode that puts plenty of guitar out front in the mix, and which uses Buddy's screaming vocals a bit more than his heavier drums. Horns are used on most numbers to give them a bit of southern soul inflection, and titles include a great live jamming take on "Wrap It Up", the funky "Destructive Love", and the cuts "Cigarettes & Coffee", "Miss Lady", "Texas", and "My Chant". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mother EarthMake A Joyful Noise ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear & a price sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ New York DollsNew York Dolls ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the bonafide masterpiece. It's a classic purely on a primal rock 'n' roll level, but it's also one of rock's greatest examples of style equaling substance! The Dolls brought glammer to the gutter and vice versa, and this is no doubt their greatest moment! Includes "Personality Crisis", "Looking For A Kiss", "Trash", "Frankenstein", "Pills", "Bad Girl", "Private World" and "Jet Boy". Produced by Todd Rundgren and engineered by Jack Douglas – the former a legend in his own right, the latter whose name appears on so many great records that range from other proto-punk and punk-era classics (Patti Smith Group, The Runaways) to the trashier side of the mainstream (prime early Cheap Trick, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper). LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Dutch pressing.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersAngel (180 gram white colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $4.99
Very early work from Cannonball Adderley – recorded way before the funky years, when he was a hard-wailing soulful soloist with a lot of bop in his style! Cannon's paired here with brother Nat, a good companion even at this early stage – and the two of them solo in front of a large group that features Jerome Richardson, Max Roach, Cecil Payne, and Jimmy Cleveland, all blowing away in hard heavy form, similar to that used on other Mercury/Emarcy jazz sessions from the time. Quincy Jones handled the arrangements, and Cannonball holds his own nicely – and serves up a whole new tone that's a lot more measured than in later years. Tracks include "Fallen Feathers", "Song Is You", "Willows", and "Everglade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing. Cover has wear and splitting. Vinyl has oxidation that causes surface noise.)

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✨✧ Eddie ChambleeRocking Tenor Sax Of Eddie Chamblee With Dayton Selby At The Organ ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- ... $14.99
Wild tenor/organ trio side featuring the great Chicago R&B tenor player with an obscure organist named Dayton Selby. Wailin' cuts, with the two of them trading off in a crazy way, especially on cuts like "Skang!" and "Champin". A tough one to find, and waaaay better than his LPs on Mercury! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing, with Van Gelder Stereo stamp. Cover has split seams, some stains around the edges, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Gene ChandlerWhen You're #1 ... LP
Chi Sound/20th Century, 1979. Very Good- ... $0.99
Later work by Gene Chandler – but a surprisingly great little set overall, and proof that Carl Davis was really stretching for greatness in the glory years of his Chi Sound label! Rather than rehash the styles he'd hit with on Vee Jay, Constellation, Mercury, or Brunswick – Chandler steps out here almost as a whole new singer overall – one with surprising sensitivity for ballads, and a maturing approach that almost reminds us of Walter Jackson's same stretch on the Chi Sound label. And like Jackson, Chandler also manages to move a bit into clubby territory too – with arrangements from Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders that are quite solid overall – and almost a Chicago take on Philly. Titles include "Do What Comes So Natural", "That Funky Disco Rhythm", "When You're #1", "Dance Fever", "Stay Here In My Heart", and "I'll Remember You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Dean Dallas & The DoughboysGolden Country Hits ... LP
Cumberland, Late 60s. Sealed ... $5.99
An all-instrumental set of steel guitar work – on the Cumberland subsidiary of Mercury! LP, Vinyl record album

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George JonesWhen My Heart Hurts No More ... LP
Southern Routes, Early 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Excellent early work from the legendary George Jones – easily one of the best singers to ever grace the field of country music, heard here at a seminal turning point when he was really starting to find his sound! The collection brings together early Mercury and United Artists recordings by George – with a focus on the sorts of tunes that have him opening up a lot more emotionally than a few years before – allowing those melancholy strains that would make Jones one of the most heartfelt country singers of the 70s. And while Jones' early years are sometimes summed up in tunes that are maybe a bit more rocking or playful, these are the sides that really helped him move forward strongly as an individual. Titles include "Tender Years", "There's No Justice", "Did I Ever Tell You", "When My Heart Hurts No More", "We Must've Been Out Of Our Minds", "Let's Invite Them Over", "Into My Arms Again", and "She Thinks I Still Care". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available When My Heart Hurts No More ... CD 12.99

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Sam JonesChant ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $39.99
Early genius from Sam Jones – the kind of record that showed the world that he was way more than just a bass player – even though he was pretty darn great at that! At the time of the set, Sam was already raising plenty of ears with his work in the Cannonball Adderley group, an outfit that helped Jones find a whole new role for the bass in jazz. But here, he's working with a much larger group – a tentet that's filled with all star players that include Melba Liston, Cannonball Adderley, Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Heath, Victor Feldman, Tate Houston, and Les Spann – soaring through lively arrangements by Heath and Feldman that sit in a space between small combo soul jazz and larger group swing – a bit in the mode of some of Quincy Jones' best early 60s work on Mercury! Despite the large group, Sam's bass gets plenty of room to roam in the album – and titles include "The Chant", "Blues On Down", "In Walked Ray", "Blue Bird", "Four", and "Off Color". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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JonesesBaby There Is Nothing You Can Do ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
A great Japanese-only collection of vocal group work by The Joneses – all recorded before their years with Mercury in the mid 70s, with excellent production by Glenn Dorsey and Lee Valentine in an indie east coast mode! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic (gatefold) ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $44.99
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". This LP, like most of the Limelight ones from this era, comes with a cool heavy gatefold, and an excellent little book on the inside with colorful geometric shapes and stuff. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant gatefold cover. Cover has some moisture staining along the bottom 3 inches.)
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Rip, Rig & Panic (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP 11.99
Rip, Rig & Panic/Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Very Good ... $11.99
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". This copy doesn't have the gatefold cover, but it's still got a nice textured one, and it's a second pressing from the 60's! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
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Rip, Rig & Panic (gatefold) ... LP 44.99
Rip, Rig & Panic/Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith ... CD 8.99

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Left BankeWalk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina ... LP
Smash, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Incredible work by one of our favorite 60s groups! If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of groovy organ, electric harpsichord, and swirling strings – all set as instrumentation for some of the tightest, grooviest little songs you'll ever hear. Nearly every track on here is a toe-tapping hummer, and even if you know their big hits like "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina", you'll still find lots of other goodies like "Barterers & Their Wives", "Evening Gown", "Lazy Day", and "What Do You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Mercury.)
Also available Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Helen MerrillNearness Of You ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Very Good- ... $14.99
Icy brilliance from a young Helen Merrill – a record that's easily the Mercury equivalent of June Christy's classic work on Capitol or Chris Connor's classics for Bethlehem! Helen's working here with small combo backings on all tracks – carved out with players who include Bobby Jaspar, Bill Evans, Oscar Pettiford, and George Russell – all swinging gently alongside the vocals, but also taking care to shade things in with some of the darker, bluer colors that always worked best for Merrill – and which made her voice echo with a depth that few other singers could match! Titles include "When The Sun Comes Out", "I Remember You", "Summertime", "Let Me Love You", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Steve Miller BandFly Like An Eagle ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but somehow the record really pushes Steve into perfection territory he'd never hit before – able to cross over big with a few key tracks, but still have this sharpness in his guitar work and sense of charm that never seem to die! The album crossed over instantly with the massive cut "Fly Like An Eagle" – already great on its own, but supported here with the massive "Space Intro", which adds an extra minute of cool electronics to the tune – and other great cuts include the amazing funky rocker "Take The Money & Run", which has a break that never gets old – plus the hit "Rock N Me", and the cuts "The Window", "Wild Mountain Honey", "Sweet Maree", "Blue Odyssey", "Mercury Blues", and "Dance Dance Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fly Like An Eagle (CD/DVD – with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Steve Miller BandFly Like An Eagle (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good+ ... $33.99
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but somehow the record really pushes Steve into perfection territory he'd never hit before – able to cross over big with a few key tracks, but still have this sharpness in his guitar work and sense of charm that never seem to die! The album crossed over instantly with the massive cut "Fly Like An Eagle" – already great on its own, but supported here with the massive "Space Intro", which adds an extra minute of cool electronics to the tune – and other great cuts include the amazing funky rocker "Take The Money & Run", which has a break that never gets old – plus the hit "Rock N Me", and the cuts "The Window", "Wild Mountain Honey", "Sweet Maree", "Blue Odyssey", "Mercury Blues", and "Dance Dance Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Mickey NewburyFrisco Mabel Joy ... LP
Elektra/Drag City, 1971. Very Good+ (reissue)... $14.99
The second in Mickey Newbury's American Trilogy – recorded when Newbury was at Elektra Records, a label that was apparantly as unable to find an audience for him as Mercury was a few years earlier – but all these years later it stands just as beautifully of a leftfield bit of spacious, moody genius just about any singer-songwriter record of the period we can think of! Recorded at Nashville's Cinderella Sound Studios, it's really wonderful stuff that defys genre and convention, but is as emotionally connective and sastisfying as anything from the mainstream. Titles include "The Future's Not What It Used To Be", "Frisco Depot, "Swiss Cottage Place", "How I Love Them Old Songs" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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Lenny NiehausI Swing For You ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Lennie swings, but he keeps it cool too – as this rare Mercury set steps off of the same octet energy Niehaus brought to his better-known sides for Contemporary in the mid 50s! The players here are a bit lesser known than some of Niehaus' other all-star groups – with Ken Shroyer on trombone, Ed Leddy on trumpet, and Steve Perlow on baritone – alongside some nicely searing tenor from Bill Perkins, whose presence always makes a set like this sparkle! Lou Levy plays piano and Red Kelly is on bass – and titles include "Soon", "Little Girl Blues", "P & L", "Four Eleven West", "He Ain't Got Rhythm", "Kiss Me & Kill Me With Love", and "I See Your Face Before Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing, with a deep groove.)

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UndergroundPsychedelic Visions ... LP
Wing/Wah Wah (Spain), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A classic set of raw raunchy rock from the late 60s – originally issued as kind of a "cash in" record to grab some bucks on the rise of psych and garage – but a record that easily stands head to head with the best of its time! These guys drink heavy from the same brew as The Seeds, Count Five, Sonics, and other groups of the period – and work in a raw, garagey style that's hardly what you'd expect from Mercury Records Wing label subsidiary – especially given the sound of the guitars! Many cuts are covers, but they're performed with as much bold energy as the original tracks – and the set is awash in freak, fuzz, and echo! Titles include "Psychotic Reaction", "Psychedelic Dream", "Psychotic Vibrations", "Mind Jammer", "The Warper", and "Turn On Your Love Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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VariousBebop ... LP
New World, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
One of the great set of compilations put together by the New World label. The record's a great set of classic bop tracks that draws on recordings from labels like Blue Note, Savoy, Mercury, and others. Titles include "Lemon Drop" by George Wallington, "Jahbero" by Tadd Dameron & Fats Navarro, "Stop Time" by Horace Silver, "Un Poco Loco" by Bud Powell, and "Parker's Mood" by Charlie Parker. Lots more great stuff, excellent notes, and a great introduction to Bop! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker and some pen on front.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Zombie ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... On October 14, 2016
A record that was originally recorded for Polydor in 1977, and one which has the same title as one of Fela's Barclay LPs (not reissued in the box set or on French CD), but which has a different set of tracks! The record includes a 12 and a half minute reading of "Zombie" that was on the original LP – and it's also got the cuts "Monkey Banana" and "Everything Scatter". Nice and groovy, and really the first Fela record that was issued in the US (it originally came out here on Mercury in 1977). Great to have back on wax, and at a nice nice price! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Zombie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinRunnin' Out Of Fools/Take It Like You Give It ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2-fer combining 2 of Aretha's better LP's for Columbia. Runnin' Out Of Fools isn't as deep as her later albums for Atlantic, but as an early session for Columbia it's a nice reminder of how good an interpreter of songs Aretha was – whatever the songs, and whatever the setting. She sings with some large arrangements by Belford Hendricks, and performs a mix of soul, pop, and jazz tracks that includes "Walk On By", "How Glad I Am", "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face", "Runnin' Out Of Fools", and "One Room Paradise". Aretha belts it out nicely on Take It Like You Give It– one of the few Columbia albums to really put a bit more soul in the arrangement, thanks to help from Clyde Otis and Belford Hendricks, who'd done some fine work over at Mercury, in a similar classy soul-drenched style. Titles include "A Little Bit Of Soul", "Only The One You Love", "Deeper", "Remember Me", "Land Of Dreams", "Lee Cross", "I May Never Get To Heaven", and "Take It Like You Give It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Impressions & Jerry ButlerVintage Years ... LP
Sire, Mid 60s/1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nifty 2LP set that brings together a motherlode of the Impressions' best material from their ABC years – plus some of Jerry Butler's nice solo material for Mercury from the same time, and a few Curtis cuts from the early 70s. Too much to mention here, but titles include "Keep On Pushin", "Gypsy Woman", "Need To Belong To Someone", "Woman's Got Soul", "Amen", "You've Been Cheatin", "Mr. Dream Merchant", "We're A Winner", "Moody Woman", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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