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✨✧ Merc & Monk (Eric Mercury & Thelonious Monk III)Merc & Monk ... LP
Manhattan, 1985. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Eric Mercury joins up with Thelonious Monk III – and the result is a batch of tightly-snapping 80s soul tunes that are heavy on the keyboards! Mercury sings lead vocals, as does Monk – but Theo also supplies all of the musical backings for the set, penned and programmed on a host of keyboards and drum machines! The sound's relatively electric, but the vocals are still nicely upfront and honest – thanks mostly to Mercury's presence on the record. There's a bit of flash on the weaker moments, but the better points are more straight ahead in an 80s groove mode – and titles include "Pretty Little Girl Of Mine", "What's Your Name", "We Can Make It", "The Thing That Looks The Best On You", "Carried Away", "Baby Face", and "Thelonii". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Mercury RevBoces ... CD
Columbia, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Con Funk ShunConfunkshunizeya – The Mercury Anthology ... CD
Mercury/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Super-sharp work from Con Funk Shun – one of the best of the mainstream funk acts to emerge in the second half of the 70s – working with the sort of style that was trained in the funky 45 underground, then given a bigger, fuller push to album-length glory! The set is a superb selection of their work for Mercury records – and the tracks here also really show why Con Funk Shun were always a cut above – as they had a way of bringing strong soul vocals to play that often illuminated the tunes very strongly – especially when the group would harmonize together. The set features 32 tracks in all – including "So Easy", "Chase Me", "Ffun (12" mix)", "Confunkshunizeya", "Loveshine", "Shake & Dance With Me", "Sure Feels Good To Me", "Electric Lady", "Burnin Love", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Ms Got The Body", "By Your Side", "Bad Lady", "California 1", "Too Tight", "Lady's Wild", "Let Me Put Love On Your Mind", "Who Has The Time", "Ain't Nobody Baby", and "Got To Be Enough". CD

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerMercury & Clef 10 Inch LP Collection (With Strings Vols 1 & 2/Bird & Diz/South Of The Border/Charlie Parker Quartet) (5 x 10 inch box set) ... LP
Mercury/Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 5 x 10 Inch Box Set ... Out Of Stock
An amazing package, and an amazing moment in the career of Charlie Parker – the beginning of his relationship with Verve Records producer Norman Granz – who really helped refine Bird's talents, and also open him up in some new creative directions! The material here originally came out on 10" LPs on the Mercury and Clef labels, but they're also the birth of the Verve Records sound too – top-shelf presentation, and care that Charlie Parker may not have been getting from previous labels like Dial or Savoy! The set features the first two volumes of Charlie Parker With Strings – amazing music that has Bird's sharp-edged alto soaring out over some modern string arrangements – really standard-setting experiments that so many others followed in years to come! Next is Bird & Diz – a sublime pairing with Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet. Charlie Parker Plays South Of The Border is a key cubop session – Bird's alto with Latin rhythms – an equally groundbreaking match as his strings sessions! Last is the self titled Charlie Parker album – a great quartet session, with titles that include the classics "Confirmation" and "Now's The Time". All five albums come with the original David Stone Martin cover art – and come packaged in a slipcover, with a heavy new booklet of notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story – East Cost Blues ... CD
Mercury, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from Bill Samuels and the Cats 'N Jammers Three, Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson and his Orchestra, the Trenier Twins, Helen Humes, Dinah Washington, Junior Tamplin, Joyce Jackson, Joe Houston, "Manhattan" Paul Bascomb, Zilla Mays with John Peek and the Blues Caravan, Stomp Gordon, Jay Hawkins, and more. CD
(CONDITION NOTE: booklet pages are stuck together and tray card is stained and rippled from moisture.)

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✨✧ VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 35 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Mercury & Limelight Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hard-rocking gems from the second decade of Mercury Records – a label that first broke big in the postwar years with a strong ear for up-and-coming R&B – and one who continued that close to the ground success during the early years of rock and country music as well! Mercury wasn't as close to the south as some of its contemporaries, but it had a really great ear for key talent, and would often scour points far from its Chicago home in search of budding talents in a variety of genres – which means that the work here is definitely at the top of the pack for the time – tunes that have the sharp bristle of cuts on Chess, Sun, or Starday – the latter of whom was an early partner in helping Mercury find talent. The set features 35 tracks in all, with the superb presentation and detailed notes of previous volumes – on titles that include "Sittin On Top" by Curtis Gordon, "Rockin Robert" by The LaDell Sisters, "My Search" by Ben Hewett, "Baby Baby Baby" by Eddie Bond, "Shake It Up" by Conway Twitty, "My Foolish Fling" by The Half Brothers, "The Last Drag" by Voxpoppers, "Downtown" by Orville Couch, "I Want You Baby" by Jackie Cray, "I'll Never Let It Show" by Charlie Walker & The Four Pals, "Shake This Town" by The Counts, and "Cry Baby Cry" by Narvel Felts. CD

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✨✧ VariousMercury Blues Story – Southwest Blues Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Mercury, Late 40s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from Jay McShann, Walter Brown, Alma Monday, Roy Byard, Little Joe Gaines, Lee Graves, Luther Stoneham, Smokey Hogg & more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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ABCBest Of ABC – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Mercury, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ ABCHow To Be A Zillionaire! ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ ABCLexicon Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Chris & Peter AllenChris & Peter Allen's Album #1 ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo green label promo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Allman BrothersAllman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East (deluxe edition) ... CD
Mercury, 1971. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print, mark through slipcover barcode.)

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Albert AmmonsDoin The Boogie Woogie/Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera ... 78 RPM
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good ... $0.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has moderate wear.)

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Ernestine AndersonI Heard You Cried Last Night/I Can Dream Can't I ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Mercury sleeve.)

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Bachman Turner OverdriveBest Of Bachman Turner Overdrive – 20 Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Mercury, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Bar-KaysInjoy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Hip-O Select, 1979. Used ... $18.99
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the other mainstream funk acts at the time – yet which still occasionally shows the group's roots in the rougher Memphis scene. There's actually some great ballads on the album alongside the funk – tunes that sweeten the set nicely, and provide a good counterpoint to the more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Girl I'm On Your Side", "More & More", "Running In & Out Of My Life", "You've Been", and "Up In Here". CD
(Out of print, sleeve has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ Brook BentonBoll Weevil Song & Other Great Hits ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1961. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing.)

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Brook BentonHither & Thither & Yon/Ties That Bind ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1960. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and a touch of pen.)

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BerliozSymphonie Fantastique Op 14 – Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon label pressing with deep groove.)

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Vivian BlaineSongs From Ziegfeld Follies ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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George BurnsI Wish I Was Eighteen Again ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ralph BurnsFree Forms (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1951. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A great modern jazz-meets-strings session that follows from Burns' exploratory "Introspection" title for the Jazz Scene collection! Ralph pens some inventive charts that utilize a 15 piece chamber orchestra as backdrops for his own bold lines on piano, as well as some key solo bits from Lee Konitz on half the tracks. The sound is great throughout – modern, but never too academic to swing – and titles include "Places Please", "Cameo", "Lileth", "Spring Is", and "Someday Somewhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mercury pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove!)

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... CD
Mercury/Intermusic (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". CD
(Limited edition.)

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Jerry ButlerVery Best Of Jerry Butler ... CD
Mercury, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy ByersImpressions Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ CameoBest Of Cameo Vol 2 ... CD
Mercury, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic BandUnconditionally Guaranteed ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Not the Captain's finest moment, but still better than 80% of all the records ever made. Zoot Horn Rollo and Rockette Morton are still on board to lend a helping hand on these fairly tame, by Beefheart standards, numbers, including "Upon The My-O-My", "Sugar Bowl", "New Electric Ride", "Magic Be", "Full Moon, Hot Sun" and "This Is The Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has ringwear, with a half split top seam and a cutout hole.)

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Erlon ChavesMillennium ... CD
Mercury (Brazil), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
20 tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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Chi LitesHappy Being Lonely (double a-side promo) ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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Arnett CobbCongratulations To Someone/Poor Butterfly ... 78 RPM
Mercury, 1953. Good ... $0.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Con Funk ShunFever ... CD
Mercury/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun groove into focus – a style that's not nearly as commercial as Deodato's work with Kool & The Gang, but which shares a similar blend of jazz and modern soul elements! Most tracks groove nicely, even some of the mellower ones – and Deodato's got a perfect balance in the sound of the set – keyboards, beats, and bass all in the right places, with plenty of soulful vocals flowing warmly over the top. Titles include "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", "Hard Lovin", "If I'm Your Lover", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Indiscreet Sweet", and "Baby I'm Hooked". CD

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Con Funk ShunLoveshine ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1978. Used ... $14.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Con Funk ShunTouch/7/To The Max (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Robinsongs (UK), 1980/1981/1982. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A trio of early 80s efforts from Con Funk Shun in a 2CD set – with bonus tracks! Touch is a killer from the group – one of the few mainstream funk groups who actually managed to sound better and better with each new record – and on this set, they really seem to come into their own! Titles include "Too Tight", "Lady's Wild", "Give Your Love To Me", "Kidnapped", "Welcome Back To Love", "Touch", and "Play Widit". Includes 2 bonus tracks: "Lady's Wild (12" Version)" and "Body Lovers (12" Version)". 7 is not the group's 7th album, but a bold statement of the unity they feel as a 7 piece ensemble – perfectly lived up to in the record's well-crafted grooves! The album's one of Con Funk Shun's best overall – really solid, but never too slick, very tight in the bass department, but still soulful on the vocal tip, and never afraid to slip into a sweeter, more mellow tune. Titles include "Straight From The Heart", "Bad Lady", "Promise You Love", "I'll Get You Back", "A Song For You", and "California 1". To The Mix has snapping grooves and a sweet clubby sound. The bass is tight, the keyboards are electric, and the rhythms are great – never forced or stiff, and always flowing with a sense of soul that's head and shoulders above most of the group's contemporaries. Vocals are strong too – especially on the numbers that step things down a few notches – and titles include "Ms Got The Body", "Let's Ride & Slide", "Everlove", "Hide & Freak", "You Are The One", "Take It To The Max", "The Freak", and "Love's Train". Includes the bonus "Ms Got The Body (12" Version)" and an instrumental version. CD

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Don CovayCheckin' In With Don Covay ... LP
Mercury/Polygram, 1973/1974. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Robert CrayI Was Warned ... CD
Mercury, 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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✨✧ Robert CrayMidnight Stroll ... CD
Mercury, 1990. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Xavier Cugat and His OrchestraViva Cugat! ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Nice later material by Cugie – recorded slightly before his 60s pop excursions, and with a sound that retains a lot of his original conception, but which touches it with some nice exotic hi-fi production. Titles include "Siboney", "Anna", "Jungle Drums", "Jungle Concerto", "Say Si Si", and "Poinciana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Perfect Presence Sound pressing with deep groove.)

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Def LeppardPyromania ... CD
Mercury, 1983. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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DellsPower Of Love/Gotta Get Home To My Baby ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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Frank D'RoneFrank D'Rone Sings ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Charles EarlandGreat Pyramid ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the most spiritual, soulful albums ever from the great Charles Earland – a set that's almost his answer to the keyboard styles of Lonnie Liston Smith in the 70s – and done with a very spiritual vibe! We love Earland on Hammond – but here he also plays Fender Rhodes, clavinet, moog, and Arp – never to excess – blended with the sort of full, soaring arrangements you might get from someone like Larry Mizell or Skip Scarbrough at the time! Many numbers feature vocals in the mix, but also showcase lots of keyboard solos too – again like Smith – and the album's got a sense of style, power, and ambition that really make us respect Earland even more – especially given that he handled most of the writing, arranging, and production. Titles include "Upper Atlantis", "In The Land Of Mu", "Drifting", "Mona Lisa", and "The Great Pyramid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with a tear at the bottom. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Billy EckstineModern Sound Of Mr B ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Well, we don't know if Mr B could ever be considered "modern", but this is a pretty groovy batch of 60s pop tunes – like "Mister Kicks", "People", "Wanted", "Wives & Lovers", and "A Beautiful Friendship" – all done to arrangements by Billy Byers, Benny Carter, and Bobby Tucker, with that great mid 60s Mercury pop feel to them. There's some nice jazz elements in the mix, and Billy's always a treat for us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Billy EckstineNow Singing In 12 Great Movies ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The title says it all – as Billy sings themes from 12 big movies of the late 50s and early 60s – familiar tunes done here in a nice soulful setting, with arrangements by Billy Byers, and Bobby Tucker at the head of the orchestra. Titles include "More", "The High & The Mighty", "Moon River", "Never On A Sunday", "The Good Life", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... 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". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)
Also available Comin' At Ya! ... LP 34.99

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Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... LP
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
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
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetHere & Now ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of the most magical records ever from this legendary group – a set that swings as hard and soulfully as some of their previous sessions, yet also has a sharper, more modern vibe as well! Of course, this latter aspect is no surprise – once you realize that a young Grachan Moncur is on trombone – adding his hip horn to the wonderful frontline of Benny Golson on tenor and Art Farmer on trumpet and flugelhorn. And given that the rhythm group also features Harold Mabern on piano, you can bet there's a freshness here that can't be beat – a sound and energy that's kept this one at the top of our stack for many many years. Mabern and Moncur contribute two of the best tracks – "Richie's Dilemma" and "Sonny's Back" – and other titles include "Whisper Not", "Tonk", "Rue Prevail", and "Ruby My Dear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Includes inner sleeve, and cover is in nice shape!)

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Gap BandGap Band V – Jammin' (with bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. Used ... $9.99
The Gap Band are definitely Jammin on this sweet little set from the early 80s – hitting that fierce funk mode they do so well, with lots of snapping lines at the bottom of the rhythms! The style is trademark Gap all the way through – a percolated approach to funk that's tight, but never too slick – in a groove that's different than some of their other mainstream counterparts at the time – hard to describe accurately, but almost with a touch of jazz in the mix! Charlie Wilson handles most of the lead vocals, with support from brothers Robert and Ronnie – and Ronnie produced most of the set. Titles include "Where Are We Going", "Shake A Leg", "Jam The Motha", "Someday", "You're Something Special", "I'm Ready", "You're My Everything", "Smile", and "Jammin In America". CD also features the bonus track "Party Train (special dance mix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Errol GarnerPiano (3 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Mercury, 1949. Very Good+ 3 x 78 rpm album ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Errol GarnerPiano Solos (3 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Mercury, 1946. Very Good+ 3LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Errol Garner & Johnny HartmanEasy to Remember ... 78 RPM
Mercury, 1949. Very Good ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerBest Of Garner ... LP
Mercury, 1950s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Scatterbrain", "A Cottage For Sale", "That Old Black Magic", "Up A Lazy River", "I've Got The World On A String", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Spine has a spot of tape and a small rip. Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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Erroll GarnerErroll Garner Plays Misty ... LP
Mercury, 1954. Very Good ... $4.99
Pure and simple pianistics from the great Erroll Garner – an album built around his famous composition "Misty", and featuring a number of other tunes played with equally fragile beauty. You may think you've got Garner pegged, but there's a quality to this work that really haunts us – a mixed-up, chopped-up rhythm that seems to give even familiar songs a dark, moody quality that completely transforms them. Titles include "That Old Feeling", "Where Or When", "Again", "Frantenality", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Exactly Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Erroll GarnerFeeling Is Believing ... CD
Mercury/Mack Avenue, 1970. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
Erroll Garner's first album of the 70s – and a set that's a perfect demonstration of that way he could always groove, but with an edge! The first 30 seconds of the album have this sense of bold freedom that might make you think you've accidentally put on a record by Cecil Taylor – that way of stomping across the keys that Garner could do at his maddest moments, then find a way to make the whole thing groove – which he does often on the set, thanks to help from a variety of bassists and drummers, plus some killer congas from the mighty Jose Mangual – a touch that always seems to bring out the best in Erroll. Titles include "Mood Island", "For Once In My Life", "Paisley Eyes", "Not So Fast", "The Loving Touch", and "You Turned Me Around". CD

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Erroll GarnerGarnering ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
This set's definitely full of Garnering – that lopingly rhythmic approach to the keys that set Erroll apart from all the rest back in the day – in a mode that almost sounds like he's making things up as he goes along, deciding which course to take at the very last moment. The album's essentially a solo set – recorded with an almost Tatum-like level of production – and titles include "Relaxin At Sugar Ray's", "Cologne", "Lazy River", "Minor With The Trio", and "No Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Patrick GleesonBeyond The Sun – An Electronic Portrait Of Holst's The Planets ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the most ambitious records ever made by electronic wizard Patrick Gleeson – a huge talent on the moog and Arp, whose work was featured on key 70s jazz albums by Charles Earland, Joe Henderson, Bennie Maupin, and Herbie Hancock – and that's saying a lot, given that Herbie already played plenty of keyboards himself! This set's a reworking of "The Planets" – the symphonic suite by the composer Gustav Holtz – whose spacey structures are perfect for Pat's other-worldly work on the keys. Trombonist Julian Priester plays on the record – adding a few analog moments next to Pat's work on the EMU Polyphonic Synthesizer – and titles include "Saturn The Bringer Of Old Age", "Neptune The Mystic", "Uranus, The Magician", "Mars The Bringer Of War", and "Mercury The Winged Messenger". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lesley GoreGirl Talk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Ace (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Really tremendous work from Lesley Gore – and just the sort of record to show that she's way more than just another girl singer from the 60s! The sound here is incredibly groovy right from the start – a mix not just of the romping arrangements of Claus Ogerman (in his best Soul Searching mode), and the production of Quincy Jones – but also of Gore's great vocals, which have this surprising tinge of sexuality – and a depth that comes from the unique style of folding over her lead in the studio, to create a wide-flanged vocal approach! There's a sense of guts and lust here that goes past the usual weepy girl pop modes – a style that undeniably had an influence on other singers like Dusty Springfield or Cilla Black. Titles include "Hey Now", "You've Come Back", "Say Goodbye", "Live & Learn", "Movin Away", "It's Just About This Time", and "I Wish I Were A Boy". CD features 13 more bonus tracks too – including "That's The Boy", "After He Takes Me Home", "Consolation Prize", "A Girl In Love", "What Am I Gonna Do With You", and "You Didn't Look Round". CD

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Lesley GoreMaybe I Know/Wonder Boy ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1964. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover & label have a drillhole.)

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✨✧ Gould/Persichetti/Williams/KhachaturianWest Point Symphony/Symphony For Band/Fanfare & Allegro/Armenian Dances – Fennell/Easman Wind Ensemble ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has some wear, with clear tape on the top seam, and a import sticker.)

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Stephane GrappelliImprovisations ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Not as freely improvised as you might think – but a nice set from the mid 50s, issued here with Grappelli as the lead soloist in a quartet with Maurice Vander on piano and harpsichord, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Baptiste Reilles on drums. Tracks include "If I Had You", "Body & Soul", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "Time After Time", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl is nice and clean – and cover has light wear, but is nice too!)

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John Gregory OrchestraTV's Greatest Detective Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Excellent work from Brit easy bandleader John Gregory – an assortment of 70s police and crime themes, played by a big band with a nice soundtrack-y finish! Nearly all the tunes are uptempo, and the feel of the record is very much in the same vein as Henry Mancini's Cop Show Themes album – although perhaps with a bit less electronics. Titles include "Theme From SWAT", "Harry O", "Streets Of San Francisco", "Cannon", "Rockford Files", "Kojak", "McCloud", "Police Woman", and "Six-Million Dollar Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and is bent a bit at the corners.)

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Group TherapyThoughts/Come On ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, in a wrinkled Mercury sleeve.)

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Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A great lost date from the wonderful Gigi Gryce – a set that features the altoist in an sextet, but often swinging with a looser vibe than on some of his better-known albums from the 50s! There's a mix of soulful and modern here that's not unlike the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – both players of Gryce's same postwar generation, and coincidentally recording for Mercury at the same time. Although the groove here is definitely different – less emphasis on the bottom, and more on the top – not just Gryce's wonderfully raspy alto, but also the trumpet of Richard Williams too. All other players are great as well – and Eddie Costa brings in some sweet vibes – in a lineup that also features Richard Wyands on piano, and either Reggie Workman or George Duvivier on bass, and either Walter Perkins or Bob Thomas on drums. Tracks include "Reminiscing", "Gee Blues Gee", "Blue Light", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing with deep groove, in the right-facing cover. Cover has one slightly bumped corner, but is great overall.)

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Johnny HallydayAnthologie 1964 to 1966 ... CD
Mercury/Universal (France), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
A great little collection of early work from Johnny Hallyday – one of the first big rockers to emerge from the French scene in the 60s – and an artist who's really coming into his own with tracks! Some titles have Hallyday taking on American or Anglo material, with new French lyrics – but there's also some other cuts of his own – and together, the tracks really get at the special sort of charm that would make Johnny a much bigger star for a lot longer than most of the earlier American artists who inspired him! Backings are often by Joey & The Showmen, but some cuts feature larger arrangements from Eddie Vartan, Jacques Denjean, and others – in a set of 22 titles that includes "Les Coups", "Je L'Aime", "Les Mauvais Garcons", "Excuse Moi Partenaire", "Reviens Donc Chez Nous", "Mes Yeux Sont Fous", "O Carole", and "Les Monts Pres Du Ciel". CD

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Heaven & EarthFantasy ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99
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! CD

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Heaven & EarthHeaven & Earth ... CD
Mercury/PTG (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99
Excellent work from this smooth Chicago vocal group! The album may well be the best the group ever recorded – and it features some stellar ballad work produced with a nice spacey tone, almost in a Rose Royce mellow mode – by Jerry Butler's Fountain Productions team and by Clarence Johnson, who brought the group up from the beginning! The real strength of the album, though, is the group's vocals – wonderfully harmonious, but with a rougher edge and a deeper soul than many other 70s groups of the same type. The album includes the massive semi-hit "Guess Who's Back In Town" – plus other good ballads like "How Do You Think You're Gonna Find Love", "Let's Work It Out", and "Distant Melody". The album also features some uptempo numbers – and other tracks include "Run & Tell That", "Dance A Thon", and "No Limit". CD

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Johnny HodgesCastle Rock/Jeeps Blues ... 7-inch
Mercury, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label pressing.)

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Bob JamesBold Conceptions ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Early early work by Bob James – recorded years before his classic 70s sides on electric piano, and in a brightly modern mode that recalls the spirit of Steve Kuhn and Paul Bley at the time! The set's a trio session – produced by Quincy Jones, who'd heard the young James and rushed him into the studio. Bob's playing in a group that includes Ron Brooks on bass, and the great Bob Pozar on drums – who went onto do some of his own excellent avant work in later years. The tracks are relatively straight, but have some nice jagged edges at times – and light experimentation that makes the set way more than just a standard piano trio session! Titles include "My Love", "Moment's Notice", "Quest", "Trilogy", "Nardis", and "Birk's Works". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Quincy JonesCaravan – Quincy Jones Big Band – 45rpm Audio Check ... LP
Mercury (Japan), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A pretty great Japanese-only release – one that spins at 45rpm, which adds a lot of strong fidelity to these Quincy Jones Mercury recordings from the 60s! Titles include "Essom", "Ghana", "Caravan", "They Say It's Wonderful", and "Air Mail Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate ring and edge wear with an import sticker in the top left.)

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Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of Quincy Jones' best for Mercury Records in the 60s – a very groovy record that was done with a feel that's somewhere in between his Big Band Bossa album and his best 60s soundtrack work! The format is simple – Quincy picks a sweet batch of jazz semi-hits from the early 60s, plays them with a nice mix of soul jazz arrangements, and works with a great ensemble filled with wonderful players – including Roland Kirk, Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell, James Moody, and Jerome Richardson on reeds; Lalo Schifrin and Patti Brown on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Melba Liston on trombone – plus lots of great percussion at the bottom, helping bring some Latin energy to the grooves at points. Tunes are familiar, but all given a great Quincy Jones twist – and titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Jive Samba", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Bossa Nova USA", and "Watermelon Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 39.99

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Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1963. Used ... $39.99
One of Quincy Jones' best for Mercury Records in the 60s – a very groovy record that was done with a feel that's somewhere in between his Big Band Bossa album and his best 60s soundtrack work! The format is simple – Quincy picks a sweet batch of jazz semi-hits from the early 60s, plays them with a nice mix of soul jazz arrangements, and works with a great ensemble filled with wonderful players – including Roland Kirk, Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell, James Moody, and Jerome Richardson on reeds; Lalo Schifrin and Patti Brown on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Melba Liston on trombone – plus lots of great percussion at the bottom, helping bring some Latin energy to the grooves at points. Tunes are familiar, but all given a great Quincy Jones twist – and titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Jive Samba", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Bossa Nova USA", and "Watermelon Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kentucky HeadhuntersPickin' On Nashville ... CD
Mercury/Polygram, 1989. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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KissAlive II ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury, 1977. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A classic double-live set from Kiss – issued almost hot on the heels of their Kiss Alive album, and equally great! The group are at the height of their 70s power here – searing through versions of "Detroit Rock City", "I Stole Your Love", "Beth", "God Of Thunder", "Calling Dr Love", "Christine Sixteen", "Hard Luck Woman", "Makin Love", "Love Gun", "King Of The Night Time World", "Ladies Room", "Any Way You want It", "Larger Than Life", and "Shout It Out Loud". CD

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Peter KnightInstrumental Themes From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A fairly sincere collection of instrumental versions of tracks from Sgt Pepper's, performed by the great Brit Easy bandleader Peter Knight, who worked with Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield, and Dee Dee Warwick. The album's a lot less camp than you'd expect, and Knight does a good job of coming up with weird orchestral readings of tracks like "Within You Without You", "Lovely Rita", and "Day In The Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Knob Lick Upper 10000Workout!!! ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Kurtis BlowKingdom Blow ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, hype sticker, and light wear.)

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Kurtis BlowThroughout Your Years (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A strangely soulful number from Kurtis' first LP – one that grooves along with a nice rollerskating beat! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a promo stickered sleeve, with some aging.)

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LA BoppersBop Time! ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the later, post-Fantasy albums by the LA Boppers – a great one for Mercury! Bop Time has some of their nice smooth two step harmony vocals set amidst jazz-tinged arrangements – with plenty of funk in the mix, too – especially in those killer basslines! Augie Johnson produced for At Home productions, so the jazzy moments blend nicely with the dancefloor funky soul. Tracks include "You're On My Mind", "If It Is That Way", "Dreamer", and "You're No. 1". Also features a very tasty remake of "La La Means I Love You"! CD

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Marina LimaA Bossa De Marina ... CD
Universal/Mercury (Brazil), 2003. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lowen & NavarroWalking On A Wire ... CD
Mercury/Parachute, 1990. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bennie MaupinSlow Traffic To The Right/Moonscapes ... CD
Mercury/Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of funky jazz sets from Bennie Maupin – '77's Slow Traffic To The Right and '78's Moonscapes – together in a single set! Slow Traffic To The Right is Maupin's first LP for Mercury, and a great bit of spiritual funky jazz that recalls a lot of the sound of his work with The Headhunters. The first track, "It Remains to Be Seen", is an excellent groover, with some very dark keyboard work by Patrice Rushen, and the rest of the tracks are pretty great too. Pat Gleeson produced and plays synth on the LP, and the cuts include "Quasar", "You Know the Deal", "Water Torture", and "Lament". Next up is Moonscapes – a really great solo set from the great Bennie Maupin – part of an excellent run of records as a leader, cut during the stretch when he was riding to great fame with The Headhunters! The vibe here is deeper and more spiritual than his work with that group – still somewhat influenced by the Herbie Hancock electric years – with loads of wonderful keyboards from Bobby Lyle – but also stretched out with these spacious solos from Bennie on soprano, tenor, bass clarinet, and flute! Maupin also throws in a bit of electronics, too – as does the mighty Pat Gleeson, who produced the record, and also adds in some great keyboard work to give the whole thing a spacey edge that really lives up to the title and cover. Titles include "Nightwatch", "Sansho Shima", "Anua", and "Just Give It Some Time". CD

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Clyde McCoyReally McCoy ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Bob & Doug McKenzieGreat White North ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Jose MelisIn Movieland ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Buddy MilesBuddy Miles Live ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 light surface wear and a small stain on the bottom left corner.)

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Buddy MilesThem Changes (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $26.99
A landmark album of crossover funk – fuzzed out rock, soul, and jazzy licks all coming into play together – held totally tight by drummer Buddy Miles, the undisputed king of his scene! Buddy's drums are super-heavy – holding down his Freedom Express group with a heavy jazz-rock sound that would soon have a huge influence on other groups. Includes Buddy's original version of "Them Changes" – a tune that was instantly covered by everyone at the time – plus the cuts "Memphis Train", "Your Feeling Is Mine", "Dreams", and "Down By The River". One for the Fillmore crowd! CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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MissionTower Of Strength (bombay mix, orig, bombay edit) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Polygram sleeve.)

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✨✧ Moussorgsky/ProkofievPictures At An Exhibition/Night On Bald Mountain/Love For Three Oranges Suite – Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony/London Symphony ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Meg MylesMeg Myles At The Living Room ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A sexy little set from singer Meg Myles – recorded live before a very adult nightclub crowd – with a great set of tunes to match! The record's got a lot more energy than Meg's previous material from the 50s – and Myles really has a way of swinging things with a sensual sort of punch – that new mode for the 60s that was put forth most strongly by Peggy Lee, and maybe a few other singers like Marian Montgomery! The backings are by a small combo, and really fit the mood well – and even though there's no dialogue between the tunes, the record really gives you a strong sense of Meg's presence on the club. Titles include "Flings", "New Shoes", "Everything I've Got", "It Amazes Me", "Femininity", and "Love Isn't Born It's Made". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has bumped corners at the bottom.)

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Mike Nichols & Elaine MayExamine Doctors ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersAngel (180 gram white colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Ohio PlayersFire ... CD
Mercury, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
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". CD

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Patti PageLet's Get Away From It All ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $3.99
A travel-themed set from Patti Page – and a pretty darn great one at that! Patti nicely shakes off some of cliches here – working with full, jazzy backings, and often hitting sounds that are a bit more mature than on her familiar pop numbers – modes that nicely match the global scenes and locales featured in most of the tunes. And while the gimmick is a relatively common one for 50s vocal dates, the mix of worldly tunes really does wonders with Patti – making the set a real standout in her Mercury catalog. Titles include "Mississippi Mud", "South Of The Border", "April In Paris", "Just A Little Bit South Of North", "Basin Street Blues", "Let's Get Away From It All", and "Under Paris Skies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bubble under the gloss, along the spine.)

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Patti PageOn Camera ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Patti Page is playing off the success of her late 50s TV show here – and offers up a set of swinging arrangements from the program, exactly as they were done for the TV audience! The style's a bit different than Patti's bigger hits – and showcases a wider range of musical modes, often ones that are more optimistic and cheery than the lovelorn themes that dominated the singles. Titles include "It's A Pity To Say Goodnight", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Crazy Rhythm", "When Day Is Done", "Then I'll Be Happy", and "The Gypsy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam with a strip of clear tape and light surface wear.)

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Patti PagePage 1 – A Collection Of Her Most Famous Songs ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Patti PagePage 3 – A Collection of Her Most Famous Songs ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Patti PagePage 4 – A Collection of Her Most Famous Songs ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Patti PagePatti Page Sings & Stars In Elmer Gantry ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono deep groove pressing. Cover has a split top seam held with clear tape.)

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Patti PageRomance On The Range ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, in a cover with black text. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Patti PageSinging Rage ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label mono promo with deep groove. Cover has light wear with some tape and staying on the spine.)

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Patti PageWaltz Queen ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Patti Page is working here to class up her image from the country waltz sound of her biggest hit – and is going instead for a waltzing mode that's more traditional, and which brings out the duskier side of her vocal talents! Don't get us wrong, there's not a lot of Strauss in the mix – it's just that the arrangements of tunes all have a lightly dancing, gently waltzing quality – one that still preserves the syncopated rhythms of Patti's bigger singles, yet which takes them out of the country pop side of the spectrum, and showcase Page as a singer with a deeper range. Backings are by Vic Schoen, and titles include "What'll I Do", "Memories", "Till We Meet Again", "Remember", "Now Is The Hour", "Wondering", and "You Will Find Your Love In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)
 
 
 



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