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✨✧ Heaven & EarthFantasy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crowning moment from the Chicago scene of the late 70s – the second Mercury album from Heaven & Earth, and a stunner all the way through! The set's an undisputed groover right from the start – thanks to the massive arrangements from the great Floyd Morris – an artist who did some excellent work in the Chicago indie soul scene in the 60s, including some classic funky 45s – and whose work here definitely gives Heaven & Earth a sharper edge than most other acts of their type at the time! You can definitely hear Floyd's touch in the funky bottom of the two-part classic "I Feel A Groove Under My Feet", and in the riffing guitar of "Poetry In A Box" – and the group also show their warmer, mellower side nicely on cuts like "Let's Get It Together", "I'm In Love With Your Lady", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Whole Lot Of Love" – nice warm numbers with great harmonies and gentle stepping grooves! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ole Hoyer17 – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although the cover of this one makes it look like a saucy European film – as does the tag line, which reads "The Motion Picture for people over 18!" – most of the record's in kind of a dreamy period mode, with sweeping orchestrations that are a bit snoozy. Hard to believe, with titles like "17", "Erotic Imaginings In The Garden", "Reflections In The House", "At Home Again", and "First Experience". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Incognito100 Degrees & Rising ... LP
Mercury, 1995. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid period work from Bluey and Incognito – perhaps slipping a bit from the freshness of their initial albums, but still sounding a heck of a lot better than most of the groups on the market! Like previous sets, this one has a jazzy finish that's blended with a tight NuSoul vibe – the inspiration for many of today's underground acts, and often not done nearly as well as it is here. Titles include "Time Has Come", "Jacob's Ladder", "Barumba", "I Hear Your Name", "After The Fall", "One Hundred & Rising", and "Good Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)

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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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✨✧ Kurtis BlowKurtis Blow ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... 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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lord ChristoAuthentic Calypso ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisLove Is Everything ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album that's got Johnny working with arranger Glenn Osser – who always seemed to set the right tone to unlock the best side of Mathis' 60s vocals. Orchestrations are lush, but never sleeping – and have that wonderful pillow of sound approach that really lets Johnny open up and soar vocally. Titles include "A Thousand Blue Bubbles", "Never Let Me Go", "This Is All I Ask", "People", "One More Mountain", and "Go Away Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ John Cougar MellencampLonesome Jubilee ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Buddy MilesExpressway To Your Skull ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Melba MooreMelba Moore Live! ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Lean On Me", "Then We Can Try Again", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "New World Coming", and a few medley tracks. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ New Colony SixAttacking A Straw Man ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Tom seam has a small split.)

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✨✧ Patti PageJust A Closer Walk With Thee ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label mono promo. Cover has tape along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ PortisheadThird ... LP
Mercury, 2008. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A decade since their previous effort, and 14 years since their previous masterpiece, Portishead returns with Third – and, oh, what a mindblowing third act. The first thing you'll realize about Third is that it's not Dummy Part 3 – a welcome and surprising trait – but it does take their earlier way with a spooky, brooding and ominous framework to new dimensions. Secondly, there's no obvious single – it's to be taken as a whole. Beth Gibbons's vocals are as soul wrenching as ever, and an overall stark, melancholic beauty connects Portishead '08 to the old stuff, but they go deeper. Some bits are quite minimalist, wringing emotion from a low strum, a distant chime, or a haunting bit of dissonance – other parts are more richly layered and even a bit jarring. Pulp cinematic aura, feedback textured psychedelia, haunting European pop, and traces of field recorded folk flavor the sound – they've dabbled in all of these elements before – but never with this particular feel. The sound of epiphany. How many acts in the pop realm create a whole new style with a classic album, and then pull off something nearly as great almost 15 years later, without ripping themselves off? Add Portishead to that small list. We'll call '08 early, this is the best pop album of the year. Titles include "Silence", "Hunter", "Nylon Smile", "The Rip", "We Carry On", "Deep Water", "Machine Gun", "Small", "Magic Doors", "Threads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Buddy Rich & Max RoachRich Versus Roach ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Knowing Buddy's famous temper – this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Apart from being a drum-heavy set, though, the album's actually got a bunch of hip players – including Julian Prietser, Tommy Turrentine, and Stanley Turrentine from Max's group, the three of whom keep things strong when called upon to solo. Tracks include "Sleep", "The Casbah", "Limehouse Blues", and "Big Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ RunawaysRunaways ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The glammy garage punk classic! Evil genius Kim Fowley + hard-rockin' underage girls + 1976 = one of the most immediately catchy, damn near illicit razor-edged trash rock albums ever! Although it was a joke to the rock literati of the time (and may still be. . .stupid snobs) this album was integral to the coming punk revolution – particularly the unpretentious Ramones brand. This Cherry Red edition has multi-fold notes on top of the original liner notes by the then 16-year-old Lisa Francher of BOMP Magazine, lyrics and vintage photos – plus those 10 innuendo-fueled gems: "Cherry Bomb", "You Drive Me Wild", "Is It Day Or Night", "Thunder", "Rock And Roll", "Lovers", "American Nights", "Blackmail", "Secrets" and "Dead End Justice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ RushAll The World's A Stage ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ RushSignals ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(In original shrink with hype sticker, including the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Thin LizzyJailbreak ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thin Lizzy's 70s rock masterpiece! Sure it's the mainstream radio fare of the period, but this is one of those albums that put the classic in classic rock! The definitive Gorham-Robertson twin guitar attack keeps this set rocking nicely and Lynott's in prime form with a batch of extra classy hooks under the tough rock exterior. 9 tracks in all, with both well known numbers like "Jailbreak", "The Boys Are Back in Town" and 'Cowboy Song" and equally excellent sleepers like "Warriors", "Emerald" and "Fight Or Fall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Skyscraper label pressing.)

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✨✧ Thin LizzyJohnny The Fox ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some ring & edge wear and sticker remnants on front.)

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✨✧ Ultramagnetic MCsFunk Your Head Up ... LP
Mercury, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Follow up to Critical Beatdown with solid, funky production by Ced Gee and Moe Love, and Kool Keith just being Kool Keith – giving it some crazy charm that a lot people just weren't ready for at the time! Their first major label record, which seemed to take forever to come out, we recall a lot of folks being disappointed with this at the time – but there's ultimately a lot of quality cuts here! "Poppa Large", "Chorus Line Pt. 2", "Make It Happen" were favorite cuts from the outset, and with the benefit of hindsight and without burden of expections, other great ones include "Funk Radio", "Stop Jockin Me", "Bust The Facts" and "I Like Your Style" with many other standout moments. It's got a whopping 23 in all, and other tracks include "MC Champion", "Go For Yourz", "Message From The Boss", "Pluckin Cards", "You Ain't Real", "Moe Love On The ! & 2" and "Porno Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing in a stickered Mercury sleeve.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $9.99
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.)
Also available Julian Cannonball Adderley ... CD 3.99

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown With Strings ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good- ... $24.99
A classic "with strings" session from Clifford Brown – nearly as well-done and perfect as some of Charlie Parker's sides for Verve, handled here with perhaps a slightly sweeter touch, as Neal Hefti's the man on arrangements. The core group's the Brown/Roach combo, augmented by a smallish string section – and Clifford's right up front blowing warm and glistening solos, with titles that include "Willow Weep For Me", "Yesterdays", "Laura", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and "Portrait Of Jennie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing. Cover has some splitting.)

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Sandy BrownHair At It's Hairiest ... LP
Fontana (UK), 1969. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Galt MacDermot completists take note! This is a very groovy, very rare take on the Hair score – played by Brit reed player Sandy Brown, and a nice little group of other UK players like Kenny Wheeler, George Chisholm, Lenny Bush, Bobby Orr, and a young John McLaughlin! The tracks are very groovy, with Brown playing bass clarinet in the lead, backed by Wheeler's trumpet. Titles include "Electric Blues", "Air", "Ain't Got No", "Aquarius", "Black Boys", "Easy To Be Hard", and "Hair". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Mercury Wing. Cover has a cutout hole and a bumped corner.)

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Jerry ButlerIt All Comes Out In My Song ... LP
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Proof that Jerry Butler could always be great, no matter what the setting – and that even an overlooked album like this can still be pretty darn great! The album's got less of a focus than Jerry's earlier Mercury work or later sides for Philly – but it's also got a subtle and sometimes spare approach that really lets Jerry's voice come to the forefront of the set – dominating the whole thing in a great batch of mellow tunes that really show the shift from younger Iceman to confident adult soul that Jerry worked in the 70s. Butler produced, and arrangements are by Paul David Wilson and James Mack. Titles include "Just You & Me Forever", "Everything's Cool", "Living My Life Just For You", "I'm Music I'm Your Friend", "How It Used To Feel", "It All Comes Out In My Song", and "I've Got To Make It On My Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Dean Dallas & The DoughboysGolden Country Hits ... LP
Cumberland, Late 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
An all-instrumental set of steel guitar work – on the Cumberland subsidiary of Mercury! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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 & light wear.)

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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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JonesesBaby There Is Nothing You Can Do ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
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 KirkKirk's Works (Emarcy) ... LP
EmArcy, Early 60s/1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Cool 2LP collection of some of Roland Kirk's best stuff from his Mercury years, including a motherlode of tracks that are very very hard to find on LP! Tracks include "Reed & Deeds", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Where Monk & Mingus Live", "Get Out Of Town", "The Haunted Melody", "Between The Fourth & Fifth Step", "Black Diamond", "Domino", "Meeting On Termini's Corner", "Raouf", and "No Tonic Pres". Very cool, very hard, and with loads of Roland's cool reed work! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roland KirkNow Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $33.99
One of the most unusual Roland Kirk albums of the 60s – his only session for Verve, and a record cut with a slightly different feel than some of his work for Mercury or Atlantic! The core group's an unusual one – a quartet that features a young Lonnie Smith on piano, plus Ronnie Boykins on bass and Grady Tate on drums – all free-thinking talents that are enough to match the whimsy of Kirk's own playing on tenor, flute, stritch, and manzello – but also strong enough jazz players to hold tight during the straighter jazz moments of the set. There's a rich array of jazz styles and histories that seem to peek out from track to track – and the overall vibe is a bit less nutty than Kirk's other albums, with a subtle genius that we really love. A great lost treasure – featuring the tracks "Now Please Don't You Cry Beautiful Edith", "Why Don't They Know", "Silverlization", "Alfie", "Blue Rol", "Stompin' Ground", and "Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s gatefold pressing. Cover has light wear and small sticker remnants.)

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Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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

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Steve Miller BandFly Like An Eagle ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
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 pieces of clear tape on the top seam and a small sticker on front.)
Also available Fly Like An Eagle (CD/DVD – with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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MoxyMoxy II ... LP
Polydor (Canada), 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(US pressing on Mercury. Cover has a small cutout hole and a bit of surface wear.)

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MoxyMoxy II ... LP
Polydor (Canada), 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(US pressing on Mercury. Cover has light wear.)

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Mickey NewburyFrisco Mabel Joy ... LP
Elektra, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Quadradisc pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Lenny NiehausI Swing For You ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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
(Drummer logo pressing with deep groove – very nice! Cover and label each have a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, and othersJam Session #2 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Good+ ... $6.99
One of the first of Norman Granz's famous Jam Session series – featuring Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, and Benny Carter in a three-alto frontline, plus work by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, JC Heard, Barney Kessel, Ben Webster, and Flip Phillips. The first side features "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Funky Blues" is on the B side. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy light blue label Mercury pressing. Cover has wear, some stains and splitting.)

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Houston PersonNearness Of You ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
A surprising charmer from Houston Person – a record that steps off nicely from his more fully arranged sets on Mercury, and which serves up the same sort of a groove with a looser indie feel! The album kicks off with the wonderful 8 minute stepper "Pretty Please" – a snapping midtempo groove with a sweet slick feel – served up by a group that includes Melvin Sparks, Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, and Grady Tate doing some excellent work on drums. Sonny Phillips electrifies the tune with just the right amount of electric piano – making the track a wonderful soulful dancer. Etta Jones joins the group for the catchy "Please Mr Person" – taking them back into an older soul jazz mode, which continues in a nicely laidback vein on tracks that include "Mean To Me", "Freddie Freeloader", and "I Hope I Can Love Again". 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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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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