Groovy stuff from Ray Rivera! The record isn't really Latin soul, but it's got these larger arrangements from Claus Ogerman that are pretty darn groovy – and which have kind of a funky Latin easy kind of groove that's very nice! Includes a cover of "Ode to Billy Joe", plus the ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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 ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Yardbird Suite".)
Conductor Antal Dorati earned his reputation on a range of vivid, colorful recordings with the Minneapolis Symphony – but he could also be a committed modernist when he wanted, as you'll hear on this fantastic set with the London Symphony from 1962! The works here represent some of the ... (Classical) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bobby Scott with Michel Legrand —
I Had A Ball ... LP Mercury, Early 60s. Used ...
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A very hip take on the score to the Broadway show I Had A Ball – done by the Bobby Scott Quartet, with Michel Legrand sitting in on piano on a number of tracks! Legrand adds in some very strongly-voiced passages to the set – freely breezy in his best soundtrack mode, but also with a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has lightly bent corners.)
Spanky & Our Gang —
Live ... LP Mercury, Late 60s. Used ...
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An unusual album from this groovy group – especially given that most of their famous work was in the studio! Titles include "Wasn't It You", "Dirty Old Man", "The Klan", "Nagasaki", "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight", and "That's What You ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first, and perhaps the most conventional album by Spanky & Our Gang – but still pretty darn insane! The group are a strange mix of 60s styles – with bits of We Five, bits of Harpers Bizarre, bits of The Association – but a totally strange and totally fun approach to pop ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear.)
A real turning point for Rod Stewart – but a record that still holds onto all the wonderful sides of his work with the Faces, too! Includes the sublime "Mandolin Wind" – plus "Every Picture Tells A Story", "That's All Right Mama", "Reason To ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible! The record's one that will blow away all your previous understandings of Rod Stewart – a wicked reinterpretation of the Faces sound, done with heavily acoustic instrumentation and really wonderful production. Includes Rod's landmark take on "Handbags & Gladrags" ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has light wear and price sticker remnants.)
Groovy groovy sitar pop – played by Big Jim Sullivan, also known as Lord Sitar! This set is a great session of 60s pop tunes, turned Eastern, in the mode of work by Ananda Shankar or Vince Bell – with a blend of original compositions, mixing sitar, tabla, and all manner of baroque 60s ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)
Donna Summer —
Bad Girls ... LP Mercury, 1979. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
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A super huge hit for Donna Summer – a disco classic as well as a pop crossover smash! The album was produced by disco powerhouse Giorgio Moroder, and featured the hits "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and "Dim All The Lights". Plus the songs "On My Honor", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful 70s work from Gabor Szabo – a record that has him picking up a bit more of a soulful undercurrent, while still keeping all his great guitar work nicely upfront! The album has Gabor recording at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios – with help from Philly soul arrangers Richie ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although he's best known for his vocal R&B hit "Heartbreak", Jon Thomas was also a darn good organist, and this mid 50s album for Mercury's a nice batch of sides in the same tradition as contemporaneous work by Bill Doggett and Doc Bagby. The tracks are short and lively, and Jon ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has moisture along the opening.)
Big Mama Thornton delivers the goods on this collection of raw, rootsy blues. Nothin' but the real deal on this firey live set that captures Big Mama in 1969 at a small club in LA alongside Jay Hodges, George Smith, Bee Houston and JD Nicholson, shouting out "Little Red Rooster", "On ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes "Holy Smoke & Gee Whiz", "Let Me Know", "Thinking Of You", "Top Notch", "Let's Get Down", "Lovin You", "Don't Fall In Love", and "Still A Man". Excellent harmonies, and a warm classic soul sound! (Soul) CD
Tony Toni Tone —
Sons Of Soul ... LP Wing/Mercury, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
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A really wonderful album from Tony Toni Tone – maybe the set that showed the world that they could be way more than a playful pop soul act – thanks to some surprisingly strong harmonies throughout! The set's not exactly old school, but it almost marks a revival of the sound of some of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not a real set of vampires working together to make music – but instead a mad studio collaboration from groovy German funkmeisters Manfred Huebler & Sigi Schwab – and one of the albums that formed the musical blueprint for the famous Vampyros Lesbos films from Jess Franco! This set' ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000! Includes booklet of notes, and movie poster too.)
Classics from sassy Sarah Vaughan's Mercury years, including "Misty", "Broken Hearted Melody", "Make Yourself Comfortable", "Autumn In New York", "Moonlight In Vermont", "How Important Can It Be", "Smooth Operator", "Whatever ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A really rich album by Sarah Vaughan – recorded in Paris in 1958, with orchestrations by Quincy Jones – and large group backing that includes some great tenor work by Zoot Sims! The session's one of Vaughan's most cohesive albums of the period, and although it's got "violins" ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Caetano Veloso —
Singles ... CD Mercury (Japan), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ...
Amazing! This is a very cool 19-track CD that brings together all of the Caetano Veloso singles from his first 10 years, and it's a great batch of material that includes many tracks that haven't been on LPs, or any of the CD reissues we've been stocking! As with any major artist like this, the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Velvet Underground —
Live 1969 ... LP Mercury, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
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The mid 70s double LP release of the Velvets live – just past the uber prime point, in 1969 after Doug Yule had steeped in for the departed John Cale! Includes very solid live versions of benchmark numbers, with the VU sounding remarkably sharp on stage on the classics and more. Includes ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing. Cover has ringwear & one of the bottom seams is fully unglued.)
Excellent work from Dee Dee Warwick – Dionne's more soulful sister, and a heck of a singer! The record's got a mix of uptown soul production and deeper soul styles, with a sophisticated style that reminds us of Chicago work by singers like Joann Garrett, Marlena Shaw, or Ruby Andrews – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Five classic Mercury albums from Dinah Washington – each presented here in a tiny LP-styled sleeve! On After Hours With Miss D, Dinah's in a perfect setting – one that gets more jazz out of her style than other records at the time! The "after hours" setting has Dinah singing ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A key set in the early 60s recasting of Dinah Washington's sound for a younger generation – and a record that pairs Dinah's great vocals with some lively arrangements from Quincy Jones! The Q really knows how to hip things up for the record – taking the familiar tunes of the themes and ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover is in nice shape.)
Dinah Washington & Brook Benton —
Two Of Us ... LP Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
The set features only 4 duets between Brook & Dinah – "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)", "I Do", "I Believe", and "A Rockin Good Way (To mess Around & Fall In Love)", which is probably the best track on the LP. Other titles are by Dinah alone ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove, in the alternate cover.)
The first rumblings of the pop genius in Yello's music – a record that still has all the best quirky electronics of their first two sets, but which also focuses that energy into a sound that's often more direct and oddly hook-oriented on the best numbers! There's a really percussive vibe ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album