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VariousDecade Of Golden Groups – 22 All Time Golden Group Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousLittlest Angel ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $3.99
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✨✧ Coke EscovedoCoke ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible fusion of all the greatness that was going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s – put together by Coke Escovedo – the brother of Pete and Sheila E, former leader of Azteca, and onetime member of Santana! Yet this set sounds like none of that previous work at all – and instead is great grooving soul, infused both with the sophistication of fusion and some of the Latin elements of Escovedo's roots – all produced to perfection by Patrick Gleeson – who most folks know for his own spacey keyboard work with Bennie Maupin and others! The mix of elements going on is really complex, but comes across with effortless ease – one of those rare fusions that could happen at a bigger label when all the right talents were brought together. The record kind of "out-Fantasys" the best of Fantasy Records in the Bay Area at the time – and makes great use of singers Linda and Calvin Tillery, plus the great Harvey Mason on drums. Titles include wonderful covers of Lamont Dozier's "Why Can't We Be Lovers" and Leon Ware's "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" – plus the tracks "What Are You Under", "No One To Depend On", "Easy Come Easy Go", and "Make It Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker & peeled spot, some ring & edge wear, and a half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Pure brilliance from Coke Escovedo – an artist who really finds a way to make so many different things come together perfectly – with results that are even stronger than his previous work in Azteca and Santana! The set's got a warm blend of Latin roots, modern soul, and jazzy fusion – all produced by the great Pat Gleeson with the same sort of genre-bending care he brought to his own work as a musician! Gleeson makes things smooth and spacey, but never slick – really layering the sound at a level that's somewhere in the Mizell family territory, but with a bit of a different vibe. Coke's percussion is wonderful – and the set features vocals from Errol Knowles, plus backing from The Waters, and guest instrumentation from both Joe Henderson on tenor and Gabor Szabo on guitar. The whole thing's great, and titles include the sublime groover "I Wouldn't Change A Thing", a sweet remake of Willie Bobo's "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries", and the tracks "Back Seat", "Runaway", "Hangin On", "Somebody's Callin", and "Diamond Dust/Vida". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam, a cut corner, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Ken HensleyProud Words On A Dusty Shelf ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Volume 11 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Features a long version of "The Man I Love" on both sides. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small rip on the top left corner & some aging.)

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Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP
Mercury, 1957/1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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.)

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Max RoachMax Roach With The Boston Percussion Ensemble ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
One of Max's most experimental albums from the 50s – a set of serious compositional works performed in conjunction with the Boston Percussion Ensemble. The feel is very much in the mode of 20th century classical work, such as the recordings in the 60s by the Percussions Of Strasbourg – with a wide variety of percussion instruments used on the set, and Roach's drums at the center. Titles include "The Music Inn Suite", "Evolution", and "Variations On A Familiar Theme" – all written by Harold Farberman, who directs the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ ABCLexicon Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great session from 1959 – one that features John Coltrane playing with the Adderley group, recorded in Chicago when they were stopping through the city with Miles Davis' combo at the time! In fact, since the rhythm section includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and since Coltrane's sitting in with Cannon – the album's essentially a Kind Of Blue-era Miles album, recorded without Miles on trumpet, and grooving in a slightly more soul-based Adderley mode. Given the presence of Coltrane, there's a bit less of the gutbuckety soul jazz that Cannon was cutting in his own Quintet – but that's more than ok with us, as the Coltrane solos more than make up for that difference! The set's got 2 great originals by Coltrane – "The Sleeper" and "Grand Central" – plus the cuts "Wabash" and "Limehouse Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Back cover has a small stain & some pen.)

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✨✧ Blues MagoosPsychedelic Lollipop ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant garage psych from Blues Magoos – a group that's raw and punchy enough to pummel, but pulled off some sweeter numbers and lighter harmonies incredibly well! Walloping drums, excitable vocals and wailing organ grooves – the cracked the charts, but still bring a fully charged proto punk vibe. Totally excellent, the kind of thing we wish were staples of oldies radio, but for whatever reason are left to deeper rock diggers to discover all these years later. Includes "Sometimes I Think About", "Love Seems Doomed", "Worried Life Blues", "Tobacco Road", "One By One" and "I'll Go Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerGolden Hits Live (second cover) ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The wonderful thing about this one is that the album allows you to hear how great Jerry could be in any setting – even without the fabulous studio work that graced most of his classic hits. Jerry emerges here as a masterful entertainer, with a rich command of both his talents, and the audience in front of him. No schmaltz, though – and the record features nice versions of "Moon River", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Amen", "For Your Precious Love", and "I Stand Accused" – most clearly recorded live so that Mercury would at least have versions of them in the catalog to compete with the Vee Jay recordings. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerJerry Butler Sings Assorted Sounds – With The Aid Of Assorted Friends & Relatives ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the albums in which Jerry Butler showcases the talents of a new generation of young Chicago soul talents – including Terry Callier, Donny Hathaway, Chuck Jackson (from The Independents, not the New York soul star), and his brother Billy Butler. Billy Butler had already scored big with his own singles on Okeh in the 60s, but Terry, Donny, and Chuck were still emerging soul talents at this time – and it was pretty darn nice of Jerry to give them exposure on a record like this. Proof that The Iceman always was much more than just the simple singer of pop hits that he always gets tagged for – as it was pretty magnanimous of him to share the wealth of his big contract with Mercury, not to mention pretty smart to infuse his career with some good young songwriting talent. The whole record's got a good groovy soul sound, and includes the cuts "How Did We Lose It", "If It's Real What I Feel", "What Is It", and "Do You Finally Need a Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Central LineCentral Line ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sweetly grooving first album from Central Line – one of the few British soul groups to really kick it in the early 80s scene – with a catchy dancefloor sound that both encapsulates the era and lays down a killer groove for the ages! The album is a blend of bass riffing, keyboards, group vocals and nice electro touches – always done with a truly soulful approach as a perfect counter balance to the breezy electronics! Upbeat and fresh early 80s modern soul that holds up better than most huge hits of the time! Titles include the killer opener "Walking Into Sunshine", plus "Don't Tell Me", "Shake It Up", "Breaking Point", and "I Need Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ CowsillsCowsills Meet The Lincoln Park Zoo ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Def LeppardHysteria ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Dave DudleyOne More Mile ... LP
Mercury, Late 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 a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Lesley GoreAll About Love ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Lesley GoreCalifornia Nights ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best ever albums by Leslie Gore – full of sweet natured girl pop songcraft that's on par with her biggest hit singles – but with an underlying sadness and overall emotional depth that's underappreciated to this day! It might not be as monumental as, say Pet Sounds, but we truly don't understand how the mix of sugar sweet songs and genuinely resonant emotion here never got the critical props it deserves. That's OK – WE get it, and we know you will, too! Production by Bob Crewe and arrangements by Jack Nitzsche – and titles include "California Nights", "Treat Me Like A Lady", "Bad", "I'm Going Out (The Same Way I Came In)", "Maybe Now", "Love Goes On Forever", "Off And Running", "Lilacs And Violets", "The Bubble Broke" and "Cry Like A Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $6.99
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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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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Aretha FranklinRunnin' Out Of Fools/Take It Like You Give It ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
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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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 ... $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 KirkKirk's Works (Emarcy) ... LP
EmArcy, Early 60s/1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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
(Cover has some stains at the bottom.)

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Roland KirkNow Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $28.99
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 (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.)
Also available
Rip, Rig & Panic (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP 14.99
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+ ... $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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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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MoxyMoxy ... LP
Polydor (Canada), 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(US pressing on Mercury. Cover has light wear.)

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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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Mickey NewburyLooks Like Rain ... LP
Drag City/Saint Cecelia Knows, 1969. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
The first great album in what's now dubbed Mickey Newbury's American Trilogy – recorded for an apparently indifferent Mercury Records – a haunting bit of genius from a songwriter who to that point had written songs recorded by fellows working in with the lavish Nashville Sound, but this set all about spacious intimacy! Titles include "She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye", "I Don't Think Much About Her No More", "T Total Tommy", "San Francisco Mable Joy" and "Looks Like Baby's Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Max Roach & Clifford BrownDaahoud ... LP
Mainstream, 1956. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Previously unreleased work from the legendary group of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – recorded back in the 50s, when Mainstream producer Bob Shad was working on the Brown/Roach dates for Mercury – but not issued until this set in the 70s, when Shad had his own label! The music here is right up there with the best 50s classics by the pair – really showcasing that amazing trumpet style that made Brownie a genius right from the start – next to some of the burning energy he forged with Roach in the group. Every player's tremendous – Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – and titles include two Clifford Brown originals – "Daahoud" and "Joyspring" – plus Roach's "Mildama", plus the standards "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You". 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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Larry Young's FuelSpaceball ... LP
Arista, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Funky fusion in a runaway spaceship – the second album by Larry Young's cosmic heavy Fuel ensemble! The album's a perfect batch of jazzy keyboard grooves in a tradition that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Johnny Hammond, and Charles Earland during his Mercury years – with Larry on moog, organ, Hammond B-3, Fender Rhodes, and other cool keyboards – grooving with a sound that ranges from fast and choppy to sweet and spacious. Julius Brockington also plays a lot of funky keys on the set next to Larry, and although a few tracks have vocals, the real focus here is on the instrumentation. Titles include "Startripper", "Message From Mars", "Moonwalk", "Sticky Wicket", and "Flytime". His last album, and a nice bit of far-reaching funk! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some edge wear.)

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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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Max Roach & Clifford BrownDaahoud ... LP
Mainstream, 1956. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Previously unreleased work from the legendary group of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – recorded back in the 50s, when Mainstream producer Bob Shad was working on the Brown/Roach dates for Mercury – but not issued until this set in the 70s, when Shad had his own label! The music here is right up there with the best 50s classics by the pair – really showcasing that amazing trumpet style that made Brownie a genius right from the start – next to some of the burning energy he forged with Roach in the group. Every player's tremendous – Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – and titles include two Clifford Brown originals – "Daahoud" and "Joyspring" – plus Roach's "Mildama", plus the standards "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Daahoud ... LP 11.99

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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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