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NiceFive Bridges ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks through Side 1.)

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Ohio PlayersContradiction ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
An overlooked bit of mid 70s funk from the Ohio Players – cut right at the height of their brilliant Mercury years! The album's got a smooth and slinky finish that has the band tightening up a lot from their Westbound years – going for a compressed spacey soul sound on some of the album's mellower numbers, in a style that's equally as mindblowing as their heavier funk. This approach makes for some really nicely tripped-out tunes that have some nice jazzy touches – expanding the group's sound way past the hits, into some complicated grooves that are plenty darn nice! Titles include "Contradiction", "Who'd She Coo?", "Far East Mississippi", "Tell The Truth", "My Life", "Bi-Centennial", and "My Ladies Run Me Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
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 PlayersJass-Ay-Lay-Dee ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
While there was no naked bald lady on the cover of Jass-Ay-Lay-Dee, it is actually a move back towards the sweatier funk sounds of their more classic LPs. There's some tight playing and solid songwriting going on here, too, with a bit less of the smooth, sultry grooves with funky touches that stood out on their work earlier in the 70s.Includes the title track, plus "Funk O Nots", "Sleepwalkin", "Nott Enuff", "Time Slips Away/Shoot Your Shot" and "Dance (If Ya Wanta)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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David OliverMind Magic ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Smooth jazzy soul, with excellent production by Wayne Henderson and his At-Home Productions team. David Oliver's got a deep baritone voice, and it slithers sexily through tracks like "Private Secretary", "Who Are You", "Take My Emptiness", and the great mellow groover "I Wanna Write You A Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Original TwistersCome On & Twist ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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Graham Parker & The RumourStick To Me ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Titles include "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down", "Watch The Moon Come Down", "New York Shuffle", "The Raid", and "The Heat In Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Houston PersonHarmony ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Funky Houston Person on Mercury – an album with some nice surprising touches! Person's blowing in a large group on this one – in a style that seemed to be an increasing refuge for some of the soul jazz players of the 60s during the time – but despite that setting, Houston keeps it real on a few of the album's best tracks – thanks to the kind of far-thinking production that made some of these Mercury jazz funk sides so great! Horace Ott's arranging the backings, and is crowning achievement is the album's extended take on Fela's "I Get No Eye For Back" – done here as a long drawn-out funky jazz number – with great sax from Person, and some really nice keyboard parts! The album also features 2 other nice full funk numbers – "Do It While You Can" and "Love Is All We Need" – both penned by Ott, with the mixture of large group backing and light vocal refrains that were similar to those used on Jimmy Smith's Mercury album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a name in marker on both sides.)

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Flip PhillipsFlip Phillips Quartet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
Early tenor greatness from Flip Phillips – wrapped up in a classic David Stone Martin cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean! Cover has light wear, but no splits – very nice overall.)

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PlattersEncores! ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1960. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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Platters/Eddie Beal Combo/Nora Hayes/BlockbustersRock All Night! – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Black label pressing, with deep groove.)

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Porter/Donovan/HivelyPoem & Dance/New England Chronicle/Tres Himnos – Harold Hanson/Eastman Rochester Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Gold label mono pressing.)

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Johnny PrestonRunning Bear ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Classic work by this Big Bopper protege – featuring the hit title cut, and Preston's takes on other tunes of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover is nice, save for a small split on the the center of the top seam.)

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Prokofiev/RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No 3 In C Minor Op 26/Piano Concerto No 1 In F Sharp Minor Op 1 – Janis/Kondrashin/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Very Good ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing – CTFR-3/CTFR-1!)

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Red PrysockBeat ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Deep groove pressing.)

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RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No 3 In D Minor Op 30 – Byron Janis/Antal Dorati/London Symphony ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing – CBFR1/CBFR1 – in a color back sleeve..)

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David RaksinSylvia ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
David Raksin's most famous soundtrack work was his score for the film Laura – a brilliant suite of strings and melody, with a really haunting refrain that forever got "Laura" covered again and again over the years. About half of this one has a very similar feel – with a drifting theme that's carried beautifully by strings and piano – and the other half features some surprisingly strong jazz material, very different than the string-based work, and produced by Quincy Jones with the same sort of fire that he brought to his own soundtrack work of the time. Titles include "Something Like That", "Blues For Tomorrow", "Too Late Blues", "Danzon", "How Shall We Begin", "Rim Shot Heard Round The World", and "Ciudad De Mexico". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover and vinyl have a drillhole through the center. Cover has some notes in pencil on back.)

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Rimsky Korsakov/BorodinCapriccio Espagnol/Russian Easter/Prince Igor Overture/Polovetsian Dances – Dorati/London Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label deep groove stereo pressing – FR1/FR2.)

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Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP
Mercury, 1957/1958. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's a lot more going on here than just a bop revival mode. Players include Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, and George Coleman – and the album's got that Prestige Records feel from the late 50s, similar to some of Mobley's own work for that label at the time. Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Confirmation", "Koko", "Billie's Bounce", and "Au Privave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove.)
 
 
 



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