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Eric MercuryElectric Black Man ... LP
Avco, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Ouch! What a bad title! But the record's actually Eric Mercury's best – a blend of soul and rock styles, sung in his raspy voice, handled with arrangements by Paul Harris that have a nice righteous sound and a bit of funk in the mix. Titles include "Life Style", "Earthless", "Tears, No Laughter", "Everybody Has The Right To Love", "Night Lady", "Hurdy Gurdy Man", and "Electric Black Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Mercury RevAll Is Dream ... CD
V2, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Mercury RevDeserter's Songs ... CD
V2, 1998. Used ... $3.99
Perhaps the most beloved of albums by Mercury Rev – and also their most unique! This is a band that was just about the least predictable group to appear on a major label during the early 90s "alternative" feeding frenzy – certainly one of those great bands whose influence and impact extends far beyond however many records they sold at the time. Deserter's Songs has textures picked up from classic ornate pop, waltzy numbers and dreamy atmosphere to spare– paired with off kilter vocals and a freewheeling, creative sensibility. A classic! Includes "Holes", "Tonite It Shows", "Endlessly", "I Collect Coins", "Opus 40", "Hudson Line", "The Happy End (The Drunk Room)", "Goddess On A Hiway", "The Funny Bird", "Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp". CD

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David BowieMercury Demos (with art print & contact sheets) ... LP
Parlophone, 1969. New Copy ... $62.99 69.99
A completely cool little package – one that offers up the first-ever release of ten tracks that David Bowie recorded in his apartment to give as demos to Mercury Records – material done right before his "Space Oddity" fame, with help from John Hutch Hutchinson on guitar! The set comes as a replica of a large reel-to-reel tape box – complete with fabric on the edge and interior, along with other inserts inside – all of which make you feel like you're getting a special package right from the man himself – as some early statement of his genius from a time when he was far more obscure. The music is great – with Bowie and Hutch singing together in harmony, and trading vocals – almost a Bowie take on a Simon & Garfunkel mode, and surprisingly well-recorded for demo material. Some of the cuts here are very early takes on classics, a few more unusual originals, and even a few covers – titles that include "Life Is A Circus", "When I'm Five", "Love Song", "Lover To The Dawn", "I'm Not Quite", "Occasional Dream", "Janine", "Conversation Piece", "Ching A Ling", and an early take on "Space Oddity" – which has the track done with this duo vocal – Bowie as Major Tom, and Hutch as ground control! LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes in a replica reel-to-reel tape box with print, 2 contact sheets, and notes by Mark Adams.)

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Tony MartinMercury Years ... CD
Mercury, 1946/1947. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Junior ParkerMercury Recordings ... CD
Mercury/Collectables, Late 60s. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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David TornCloud About Mercury ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1986. Used ... $8.99
One of those records that really took the ECM approach of the 70s into new modes for the 80s – a set that might be called post-jazz, or post-fusion – even though it's got some of the best elements of both, transformed by the players in the lineup! David Torn leads the group on electric and acoustic guitars – but the set's an equal effort from everyone involved – with trumpets and electronics from Mark Isham, Chapman stick and synth bass from Tony Levin, and both acoustic and electric percussion from Bill Bruford – a player who seems to inspired Torn with his own previous instrumental recordings. Titles include "The Mercury Grid", "Network Of Sparks", "Previous Man", and "Three Minutes Of Pure Entertainment", a song that's actually seven minutes in length! CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Faron YoungThis Is Faron (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Fantastic work by Faron Young! Faron's one of our favorite-ever country singer – a rich talent that we'd place right up there with Merle Haggard and Buck Owens! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonComplete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol 7 1961 ... CD
Mercury, Late 50s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMercury Blues N' Rhythm Story 1945 to 1955 (8 CD box set) ... CD
Mercury, Mid 40s-Mid 50s. Used 8 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes music from the Four Jumps Of Jive, Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings, Julia Lee & the Tommy Douglas Orchestra, Myra Taylor, Sunnyland Slim & His Sunny Boys, Ray Snead, Big Bill Broonzy, Roy Byrd & his Blues Jumpers, Luther Stoneham & more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good- ... $34.99
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
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Enroute ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Cannonball Adderley's enroute to a great jazz legacy here – stepping out in a groove that begins to show some of the soul jazz modes he was forging at the end of the 50s – a great change from the straighter bop styles of his early years! The lineup here is a wonderful early expression of the familiar Adderley groove – with brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – with Mance and Jones bringing an especially nice bottom end to the record – one that gets things moving in a very soulful way! Titles include "Porky", "Hoppin John", "That Funky Train", "I'll Remember April", and "18th Century Ballroom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a bit of marker on back.)

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Gregg AllmanLaid Back (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capricorn/Mercury, 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
Greg Allman's excellent solo debut – all the more impressive given that it came out just weeks apart from the Allman Brothers' classic Brothers & Sisters – here's a southern rock legend stepping out and showing different sides of his immense talent around the same time his band was also near a creative peak! Greg's uniquely expressive voice is in the spotlight here, on tunes that touch on laid back southern rock, but gospel blues & soul tinged, too, sans guitar heroics for the most part. Includes the eternally great "Midnight Rider", "Queen Of Hearts", "Please Call Home", "Don't Mess Up A Good Thing", a really cool country rock take on "These Days", "Multi-Colored Lady", "All My Friends" and certainly only of the fresher takes "Will The Circle Be Unbroken". This 2CD deluxe edition is really loaded – with early mixes of the full album following the remastered classic version in Disc 1 and demos, outtakes, alternative version, live recordings and more on Disc 2 – including "Wasted Words", "God Rest His Soul", "Song For Adam/Shadow Dream Song", "Melissa" (Live At The Capitol Theatre) and lots more. 34 tracks on 2CDs. CD

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Ernestine AndersonErnestine Anderson – The Toast Of The Nation's Critics ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of Ernestine's early albums for Mercury – a bit unsure as to its direction: soul jazz, straight ballad vocals, or a bit of vocalese jazz – but that's kind of what makes it interesting! Pete Rugolo conducts the group on the session – and he also contributed the original tune "Interlude" to the set. Other strong tracks include a version of "Social Call", plus "Welcome To The Club", "Azure Te", "Runnin Wild", and "Heat Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Aphrodite's ChildIt's Five O'Clock ... CD
Mercury/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $4.99
Brilliantly baroque psych from Aphrodite's Child – a stone classic cut while the group was in exile in Paris – heavy on drums, and with soaring keyboards that really work wonders with the vocals! Given that the group features a young Vangelis and Demis Roussos, there's plenty of raw power here – and the energy of the record is quite different than later work by either artist – very bold, and political too – with hardly any signs of their Greek roots, yet a sense of myth and majesty that are undeniable. There's surprising hooks to the tunes at times – and titles include "It's Five O'Clock", "Wake Up", "Annabela. "Let Me Love, Let Me Live", "Funky Mary", "Good Time So Fine", and "Marie Jolie". CD

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Bar-KaysAs One/Nightcruising/Propositions/Dangerous ... CD
Mercury/Robinsongs (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A quadruple pack of albums from The Bar-Kays – four records on two CDs! First up is As One, a record that definitely has the Bar-Kays definitely grooving as one – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm production! The group have come a long way from their fuzzier funk roots by this time, but they're still sounding great – thanks to a matured outlook on their music, one that has them fitting nicely alongside some of their Mercury ensemble funk contemporaries – but in ways that still make them stand out from the pack! Titles include "Body Fever", "As One", "Say It Through Love", "Open Your Heart", "Deliver Us", and "Take The Time To Love Somebody". Nightcruising is a tight little set! There's a key ear for a bassline and beat that keeps The Bar-Kays standing stronger than most of their contemporaries – a sense of rhythm schooled in years of indie funk that comes through even on the mellower cuts here – which themselves show an even better side of the group in this generation, one that comes across great here on a few slower numbers that have a sweetly stepping groove. Titles include "Nightcruising", "Freaky Behavior", "Feels Like I'm Falling In Love", "Touch Tone", "Hit & Run", "Unforgettable Dream", "Traffic Jammer", and "Backseat Driver". Propositions is a set that's light years away from the sound of their Memphis roots, but still plenty darn funky overall! The album's got a tight bass-heavy approach to the music – the well-forged ensemble sound that graced the later years of the Bar-Kays' career, with nary a note out of place, and a sweet blend of keyboards over the bass, giving the tunes a strong electric feel – gliding wonderfully over romping rhythms on the upbeat tracks, and stepping sweetly on the album's few mellow gems. Titles include "Tripping Out", "Propositions", "Anticipation", "Do It (Let Me See You Shake)", "She Talks To Me With Her Body", and "You Made A Change In My Life". Dangerous has a tighter sound than before for The Bar-Kays – that lean approach to funky grooves that some of their contemporaries were hitting as the 80s moved on – yet still served up here by the full ensemble with a relatively fresh feel overall. Amidst the beats and keyboards, there's still lots of nice funky inflections on bass and guitar – often handled in a skittish mode that energizes things nicely, especially alongside the more electro-styled vocals. The vibe of the record is definitely in keeping with the cover – but in the best way possible – and titles include "Dangerous", "Dirty Dancer", "Make Believe Lover", "Freakshow On The Dance Floor", and "Sexomatic". CD

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BeethovenSymphony No 6 In F Op 68 (Pastoral) – Antal Dorati/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... LP
Mercury (Netherlands), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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William BellIt's Time You Took Another Listen ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
It's clearly long after his Stax years at this point, but the album's still got some nice enough soul moments, and was still all recorded in the south. Tracks include "Yesterday I Lied, Today I Cried", "Morning Glory", "Your Love Keeps Me Going", "Let it Shine", and "Satin Sheets". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vivian BlaineSinging Selections From Pal Joey & Annie Get Your Gun ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Vivian BlaineSongs From Ziegfeld Follies ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam with a light stain.)

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✨✧ Bloch/SchoenbergConcerto Grosso No 1/Five Pieces For Orchestra – Rafael Kubelik/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury (Netherlands), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Hamilton BohannonCut Loose/The Beat (part 2) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The title track to Bohannon's great album of the same name – a complicated rhythm number with a warmly soulful feel! "The Beat (part 2)" has a harder edge on the rhythms – almost a hint at club sounds in the 80s import scene. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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BrainsMoney Changes Everything/Gold Dust Kids ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1980. Very Good- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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Roy CSomething Nice (with bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/Playback, 1975. Used ... $5.99
Definitely something nice from the great Roy C – one of the overlooked soul singer's great 70s albums for Mercury – all of which are ripe for rediscovery by a younger generation! This one's slightly different than the rest, in that the album was recorded at the Dynamic Studios in Kingston – where Roy mixes his deep soul vocals with some slight Jamaican touches – not an outright reggae move, but just a bit of an island kick to some of the rhythms, mostly in the drums – which give some of these tunes a really sweet-stepping groove. The approach is maybe a bit like Johnny Nash, but much hipper – given the quality level of Roy C from his early years in The Honeydrippers onto these solo sides. Horace Ott arranged most of the album – and titles include "Second Time Around", "Virgin Girl", "If I Could Love You Forever", "Loneliness Has Got a Hold On Me", "Fireside", and "My Girl". CD features the bonus track "Every Woman Has A Right". CD
(Still sealed.)

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Central LineWalking Into Sunshine (special Larry Levan mix, original) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1981. Very Good ... $9.99
THE standout cut from Central Line – a track so big that it got the group noticed over here on our side of the Atlantic, and forever gave them a place in the hallowed halls of 80s groove! The tune chugs along at a great roller skating rhythm – with some spare use of keyboards that pepper the track alongside the catchy vocals – all made even better here on a super-sweet Larry Levan mix! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Gene Chandler & Jerry ButlerOne & One ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Sealed Gatefold ... $6.99
A classic collaboration between 2 of the godfathers of Chicago soul – recorded at a time when both of them had emerged as proven big-sales artists, and were given the freedom to experiment in different styles with side projects like this. Here, they're singing in almost a Curtis Mayfield-esque vein, with more of a political edge than their usual stuff from this time – and the album's a righteous batch of soul cuts that shows the growing sophistication and social conscience of the Chicago scene. Arrangements are by Tom Tom Washington and Richard Evans – and tracks include "Ten & Two (Take This Woman Off The Corner)", "You Just Can't Win", "One Hand Washes The Other", "The World Keeps Changing", and "Sho Is Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with a cutout hole.)

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Dick ContinoSouth American Holiday ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Gal CostaGal (1969) ... CD
Philips/Mercury (Brazil), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
Heady heady work from the legendary Gal Costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the Tropicalia years! The album's one of Gal's legendary collaborations with arranger Rogerio Duprat – and it's very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from 1969, but also features some even heavier and more tripped out guitar – in a way that really pushes the psychedelic aspect of the work! The sound here is really amazing – very fuzzy and freaky at times, in ways that make the album one of the most rocking sets of the entire Tropicalia scene, but in ways that still hang onto the quirky experimental qualities of work by Os Mutantes or Caetano Veloso. Gal's vocals really rip out amazingly at times – light years away from the sweet sound of the late 70s, and more in the frenetic, urgent style you'd expect from the politically-charged scene that spawned the set. Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil join Gal on a great version of "Pais Tropical", Jards Macale guest stars on the classic "Empty Boat" – and other tracks include "Tuareg", "Meu Nome E Gal", "Pulsars E Quasars", and "Cultura E Civilizaco". Essential! CD
Also available Gal (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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Elvis Costello & Burt BacharachPainted From Memory (original master recording SACD) ... CD
Mercury/Mobile Fidelity, 1998. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
... CD
(Limited, numbered edition Hybrid SACD.)

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Don CovaySuper Dude I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Fever Dream, 1973. Used ... $7.99
A fantastic early 70s set from Don Covay – probably best known for his 60s hits on Atlantic Records, but really winning us all over again with this smoking set for Mercury! The set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, but isn't just southern soul – as a wealth of 70s influences filter into the sound, including lots of funk, a bit of gritty blues guitar, and other sweet bits that make the whole record great! The overall sound is wonderfully soulful – and is maybe the greatest later set that Don Covay ever recorded – a record that's given us plenty of pleasure over the years. Titles include the AM radio hit "I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In", the funky "Overtime Man" and "The Pinch Hitters" – plus "Memphis", "Bad Mouthing", "Leave Him (parts 1 & 2)", "Somebody's Been Enjoying My Home", and "Hold You To Your Promise". CD features 7 bonus tracks – including "It's Better To Have & Don't Need", "Hot Blood", "Rumble In The Jungle", "Dungeon #3", "There Was Something On Your Mind", and "We Can't Make It No More". CD

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CovenWitchcraft ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $89.99
An insane record – and one of the strangest moments in pop music during the early 70s! Coven are best known to most folks for cutting the message-oriented, sweet folk tune "One Tin Soldier" – but here, they change course completely – and offer up a whole album dedicated to the dark arts and satanic pursuits – with a sonic quality that actually beats just about anything ever recorded by Anton La Vey! The record is ostensibly an "anti-witchcraft" album – but it actually comes off as being totally sincere – in a really great way. Some tunes are song-based – like "Coven In Charing Cross", "Black Sabbath", and "Choke Thirst Die" – but the album also has this really long "Satanic Mass", which even features the Lord's Prayer spoken backwards – completely creepy, in a Kenneth Anger magick sort of way! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great original pressing! Cover has one slightly bumped corner, but is great overall.)
Also available Witchcraft (red & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 28.99

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CovenWitchcraft (red & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
An insane record – and one of the strangest moments in pop music during the early 70s! Coven are best known to most folks for cutting the message-oriented, sweet folk tune "One Tin Soldier" – but here, they change course completely – and offer up a whole album dedicated to the dark arts and satanic pursuits – with a sonic quality that actually beats just about anything ever recorded by Anton La Vey! The record is ostensibly an "anti-witchcraft" album – but it actually comes off as being totally sincere – in a really great way. Some tunes are song-based – like "Coven In Charing Cross", "Black Sabbath", and "Choke Thirst Die" – but the album also has this really long "Satanic Mass", which even features the Lord's Prayer spoken backwards – completely creepy, in a Kenneth Anger magick sort of way! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on red & yellow "Hellfire" vinyl!)
Also available Witchcraft ... LP 89.99

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Caroline CrawfordMy Name Is Caroline (LP-styled jacket) ... CD
Mercury/P&C, 1978. Used ... $14.99
A killer soul set from Caroline Crawford – with production, arrangements, and songwriting by Hamilton Bohannon – soaring, beautiful, uniquely soulful sounds from the late 70s! Crawford's got a hell of a voice – equally well-suited to deeper soul ballads and uptempo groovers – and with Bohannon on board, there's plenty of groovers – although we like the mellow cuts just as much! Crawford was sort of Bohannon's big vocal discovery, and the Mercury efforts were a good use of his instrumental sound in a vocal driven framework – one that succeeds not just on the clubby soul level of his own records, but which also hits a more emotional tone than a lot of the dancefloor soul of the era. Johnny Allen contributed the string orchestrations – and titles include "Riding On Your Love", "Tell Me You'll Wait", "Coming On Strong", "It Rains Because" and "Caroline Breakdown". CD
(Out of print. Includes original obi.)

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Robert CrayDon't Be Afraid Of The Dark ... LP
Hightone/Mercury, 1988. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Robert CrayStrong Persuader ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Xavier CugatCugat Plays Continental Hits ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice F:35d "Perfect Presence Sound" pressing.)

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Xavier CugatDance With Cugat (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brian Davison's Every Which WayBrian Davison's Every Which Way ... CD
Mercury/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautifully moody little record from drummer Brian Davison – a onetime member of The Nice, but stepping out here with a sound that's totally wonderful on his own! The record's got all these odd jazzy elements around the edges – thanks in part to sax and flute from Geoffrey Peach, and these really spacious basslines from Alan Cartwright – which figure in the sound almost as much as the guitar, and give all the songs these subtle shapes and offbeat vibes! Graham Bell handles lead vocals and plays lots of electric piano too – and the vibe is a bit hard to describe, but might be somewhere in the early solo Jack Bruce side of the spectrum. Titles include "Bed Ain't What It Used To Be", "The Light", "Go Placidly", "Castle Sand", and "What You Like". CD

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✨✧ Def LeppardHysteria ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Very Good- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing, includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Def LeppardOn Through The Night ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Vertigo.)

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DellsNo Way Back ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Sealed ... $4.99
Fantastic work from The Dells – a group who never seemed to stop turning out greatness – even as they made a shift between different labels in the 70s! This set's got The Dells moving from Chess Records to Mercury – but there's still a strong indie vibe to the set – thanks to Chicago production, and some work at the All Platinum soul factory in New Jersey – a perfect choice, given the wonderful harmony soul that label was putting out at the time! The songwriting is wonderful, and the range of voices is completely sublime – that harmonic range that few other groups could do as well as The Dells. A few tracks are supposedly from the Fred Williamson movie No Way Back, but we've never seen it – and titles include "I'll Try Again", "Adventure", "You're The Greatest", "No Way Back", and "I'll Make You My Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker. Shrinkwrap has some aging.)

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DellsWe Got To Get Our Thing Together ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
A big move to Mercury for the Dells, after a pretty successful run at Cadet in the late 60s and early 70s – but the group's still in fine form vocal-wise, and on many of these they're still working with the great Don Davis, who gave the band a strong 70s soul groove, similar to his work with The Dramatics. Charles Stepney produced the great "Love Is Missing From Our Lives", which features guest work by The Dramatics, and a great sound that's very much in the classic 70s group tradition. Other nice cuts include "Overnight", "We Got To Get Our Thing Together", "Thank God You're My Lady", and a version of Terry Callier's "You Don't Care". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dry Dock CountyDry Dock County ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear and an ink stamp.)

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Dave DudleyLonelyville ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bertha Egnos & Eddie DomingoDingaka ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
Titles include "Drinking Song", "Shosholoza", "Python Dance", "Gumboot Dance", "Friday Night", "Feast Of The Strong Men", and "Funeral Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants and is cracked a bit at the opening.)

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Lorraine EllisonCall Me Anytime You Need Some Lovin/Please Don't Teach Me To Love You ... 7-inch
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear.)

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Coke EscovedoCoke ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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Coke EscovedoDisco Fantasy ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Sealed ... $14.99
Not as strong as Coke's earlier work on Mercury – but not a bad album overall, thanks to some tight production work by Pat Gleeson, who's also most likely playing the cool keyboards on the record. Most of the tunes are aimed at the dancefloor – not really disco numbers, but the sort of fast funk jazz-based tunes that showed up in the later years of CTI and Kudu, especially on albums arranged by David Matthews. There's a female vocalist on most of the tracks, although she's not named in the notes – and titles include "Soul Support", "Won't You Gimme The Funk", "Who Do You Want To Love", "Trash Man", "Something Special", and "Hot Soul Single". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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EvidenceEvidence ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Sealed ... $14.99
Spacey Euro disco, released in the US by Mercury. The vocals are no standout, but the oddball science fiction theme from the cover carries over a bit into the production with some cool electronics that have a speeded up Kraftwerk sound. The best cuts – like "Explosion Of A Planet" and "Evidence's Message" – just have the electronics, and a tight dancefloor sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Freddie & The DreamersSeaside Swingers ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still sealed, with small sticker remnants.)

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Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel 3 – Melt ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Peter Gabriel at the top of his solo game – tight, focused, and coming across with a nice sort of edge – one that really sits nicely in the same late 70s generation that includes Bowie in Berlin, early Talking Heads, and some of the darker-minded work on the left side of the mainstream at the time! The guitars have a nice edge, but never dominate – and Gabriel's vocals are totally great – soaring with majesty, but never overblown, and deeply personal in all the right spots – but without any fake soul modes. Instrumentation is right on the money – processed nicely, but never overproduced – and hell, players on the album even include Brit jazz legend Dick Morrisey on a handful of tracks! Titles include "No Self Control", "I Don't Remember", "Biko", "Intruder", "And Through The Wire", and "Games Without Frontiers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Gabrieli (Andrea & Giovanni)Aria Della Battaglia/Sonata Octavi Toni/Sonata Pian E Forte/Canzon Duodecimi Toni/Canzon Noni Toni/Canzon Septimi Toni/Canzon Quarti Toni – Tosca Kramer/Anne Labounsky/Frederick Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove maroon label mono pressing – RFR-1/RFR-1.)

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band (1979)/Gap Band II/Gap Band III ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Massive music in a wonderful package – three funky classics from The Gap Band! First up is the group's self-titled album from 1979 – the start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". Gap Band II features mean, lean grooves from The Gap Band – a legendary batch of mainstream funk from the end of the 70s – and a record that really has the trio working at the top of their game! There's a wonderful balance here between funky numbers and mellow ones – the latter of which really help pace the record nicely, giving it a depth that takes the group way beyond the cliches of some of their contemporaries, and firmly establishing the Gap Band as one to watch for the 80s! Titles include the massive "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up & Dance" – with its classic "Oops Upside Your Head" refrain – plus "Who Do You Call", "No Hiding Place", "Steppin Out", "You Are My High", and "Party Lights". Gap Band III is sagreat one from the Gap Band – funky gems and sinister groovers – the best of both worlds for the group! Tunes like "Burn Rubber On Me (When You Want To Hurt Me)" and "Humpin" packed 80s dance floors for good reason, and put the band in steady rotation, while numbers like "Yearning For Your Love" showed the band could drop the tempo, stretch out a bit, and deliver the mighty mellow. This one's certainly at the top of the heap of 80s groovers, as far as we're concerned – a record that really took the Gap Band over the top! Other tracks include "Nothin' Comes To The Sleepers", "Are You Living", "The Way", "Gash Gash Gash" and more. CD

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Erroll GarnerSolitaire (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury, 1955. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ GershwinConcerto In F/Rhapsody In Blue – Eugene List/Howard Hanson/Eastman Rochester Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Gershwin/Copland/Schuller/BlochAmerican In Paris/Rodeo/Seven Studies On The Theme Of Paul Klee/Sinfonia Breve – Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony ... CD
Mercury, 1957/1960. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry GibbsLaunching A New Band ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Patrick GleesonBeyond The Sun – An Electronic Portrait Of Holst's The Planets ... CD
Mercury/BSX, 1976. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
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". CD

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Benny GolsonTurning Point/Free ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Germany), 1962. Used ... $6.99
Two albums that really show why we love Benny Golson so much! Turning Point is an incredible, and oft-overlooked album from the great Benny Golson – and one of the few early albums that really point the way to his huge run of work for decades to come! The style here is a bit looser, and more open than some of Golson's previous albums – less of a focus on arrangements, and more on the spontaneous interplay between his tenor and the crack rhythm section – which features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – a dream lineup who really make the record sparkle. But the real star of the show is Golson – who's hitting this raspy, soulful tone he never had before – much freer of soul jazz formalities, and with a modern edge that's wonderful – as you'll hear on titles that include "Alone Together", "Turning Point", "Stella By Starlight", and "Dear Kathy". On Free, things aren't as tightly structured as on some of Benny's more arranged albums of the period – and he opens up wonderfully in a small group setting – playing in a beautifully confident tone, but with a slightly raspy edge – cutting, changing, and swinging perfectly in lines that are masterfully crafted, yet full of raw emotion. The group's a thoughtful quartet, and includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and tracks that inlcude "Sock Cha", "Shades Of Stein", "Just By Myself", and "Just In Time". CD
(On Demand professional CDr pressing.)

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Lesley GoreLesley Gore Sings Of Mixed-Up Hearts ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good ... $9.99
There's nothing mixed up about this great little record – as Lesley Gore comes across with a solid, mature approach that's quite surprising, given her teenage years at the time – a quality that makes the album a lot deeper than just the usual throwaway pop of the time! Gore's not yet writing her material, but she's got a great way of making many songs her own through surprisingly heartfelt performance – at a level that blends sweeter girl pop modes and a slight current of jazz, as you might find on records from Joanie Sommers at the same time. The great Claus Ogerman handled arrangements – certainly a guiding force on the record – and titles include a great reading of "Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows", plus "She's A Fool", "The Old Crowd", "Young & Foolish", "Run Bobby Run", "Time To Go", "I Struck A Match", and "You Don't Own Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Stephane GrappelliImprovisations ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Not as freely improvised as you might think – but a nice set from the mid 50s, issued here with bonus unreleased tracks, and one that features 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
(Drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and a light stain on back.)

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Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1960. Used ... $15.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Reminiscin' ... LP 24.99

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Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole, and a very light trace of an old sticker in another corner – but this is a great copy overall.)
Also available Reminiscin' ... CD 15.99

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Roy C HammondSex & Soul ... CD
Mercury/Playback, 1973. Used ... $6.99
Sex, soul, and lots more too – a sublime solo set from the great Roy C Hammond – recorded after his initial work with The Honeydrippers! The approach here is much more deep soul than his work with that group – very much in the best sort of Fame or Hi Records vibe – with a slow-burning sound that's a nice evolution past the earliest modes of southern soul, and which is perfectly suited to the sophistication of Roy's vocals! The set was the first in Hammond's solo run for Mercury Records – almost ignored at the time, but later the stuff of legend – thanks to writers like Peter Guaralnick, and others who've finally given Roy his due. The arrangements and instrumentation are wonderful – much more indie soul than you'd expect – on a par with the best early 70s material on Stax/Volt – and titles include "I Found A Man In My Bed", "Back Into My Arms", "Open Letter To The President", "Don't Blame The Man" and "I'll Never Leave You Lonely". CD

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins 1944 Vol 2 ... LP
Keynote/Mercury (Japan), 1944. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Fantastic work from the great Coleman Hawkins – seminal Keynote Records material from the pre-bop years! Some tracks feature Hawkins on tenor with Charlie Shavers on trumpet and Teddy Wilson on piano – and others feature Hawkins in a group with Herman Chittison on piano, Joe Thomas on trumpet, and Jack Teagarden on trombone! Hawkins also leads his own All American Five for all of side one – a group with Buck Clayton on trumpet, Teddy Wilson on piano, Slam Stewart on bass, and Denzil Best on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi.)

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Coleman HawkinsComplete Coleman Hawkins On Keynote (4CD set) ... CD
Keynote/Mercury, 1944. Used 4 CDs ... $29.99
A great collection – all of Coleman Hawkins 78rpm recordings for the Keynote label, with bonus tracks too! Includes the master tenorist really hitting his stride – working in his own groups, including some with Teddy Wilson on piano – and also recording with the Cozy Cole All-Stars, and with altoist Tab Smith, who also did some arrangements. CD
(Out of print.)

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Richard HaymanOnly Memories ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Eddie HeywoodEddie Heywood At The Piano ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Collates (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1951/1952. Very Good ... $38.99
You know, we've never been sure what they mean by "collates" in the title of this one – but we're guessing the title was chosen because of the way Johnny blows sheets and sheets of sweet sound together on alto sax! The recordings are in an Ellington mode, but taken to a small group setting – where the sound is a bit more relaxed and open-ended – and where Hodges' sublime alto sax gets even more room to blow us away. Players include Al Sears on tenor, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Emmett Berry on trumpet, and Billy Strayorn on piano – on titles that include "Castle Rock", "A Pound Of The Blues", "Sideways", and "Globetrotter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean – and cover has some light wear, but is nice too – no splits!)

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Horst JankowskiStill More Genius of Jankowski ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Fantastic piano work from the very groovy Horst Jankowski – an artist who's really stepping into his own with this sweet mid 60s album! The set still follows the balance of electric bass and hard piano sounds from Horst – but it also fleshes out the music in a really great way, by adding in these lovely larger backings from the Erwinh Lehn orchestra – every bit as full of color as on their classic album for MPS! The Lehn touch is a great one – and makes the whole thing really sound wonderful – with that balance of tonal complexity and straightforward groove that made some of the MPS/Saba productions so great. Titles include "Violets In March", "Elmer's Tune", "Black Forest Holiday", "Shadow of Your Smile", "Danke Danke", "Sir Scotch Whiskey", and "Let's Live a Little". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Bobby Jaspar & His All StarsBobby Jaspar & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $8.99
American release of this session by the famous French tenor and reed player, with backing by French players like Rene Urtreger, Sacha Distel, and Jean Louis Viale. The set's fairly straight boppish material, with occasional performances by Jaspar on flute. Tracks include "Minor Drops", "Milestones", and "Bag's Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicHow High The Moon (2 x 78rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Mercury/Clef, 1947. Near Mint- 2x78rpm album ... $19.99
One of the first, and most famous, of Norman Granz's landmark JATP sessions – featuring an extended reading of "How High The Moon" that was a bit of jazz history itself! The session was recorded at Syria Mosque Auditorium in Pittsburgh – and featured players that include Buck Clayton, Flip Phillips, Trummy Young, Coleman Hawikins, Kenny Kersey, and Willie Smith. Titles include the extended version of "How High The Moon" – split over 4 sides. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Other than some very light stains and light edge wear, the album in good shape!)
Also available How High The Moon ... LP 4.99

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 8 (3 x 78 rpm set) ... 78 RPM
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good (pic cover)... $4.99
A hard-wailing jam session from the original JATP series – a blistering recording of the 1947 Midnight Concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring players that include Howard McGhee, Illinois Jacquet, Bill Harris, Flip Philips, Hank Jones, and Ray Brown. The LP includes one long jam on "Perdido", edited and split across all 6 sides of the 7" singles! 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear, and one disc is slightly chipped inside spindle hole, but should play fine.)

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Buddy Johnson with Ella JohnsonI'm Just Your Fool/A-12 ... 78 RPM
Mercury, 1953. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Vinyl pressing.)

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Morgana KingSings The Blues ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
Early work by Morgana King – much more straightforward than some of her later records, but still done in that incredible vocal style that makes her one of the most unique jazz singers of her generation. The record's got an intimate honesty that's handled with small group backings in that perfect mid 50s Mercury mode that always worked so well for vocalists – and King really shines on tracks like "Bill", "Why Was I Born?", "Body & Soul", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Mean To Me", and "I See Two Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Roland KirkKirk In Copenhagen ... CD
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rare slice of work by Roland Kirk from his early years – a great live set recorded in Europe in the mid 60's – done in a looser mode than his studio sessions from the time! Kirk's playing his usual array of incredible horns – tenor, stritch, flute, nose flute, and manzello – with an international group that features Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pederson on bass, and J.C. Moses on drums. In the setting, there's more of a hardbop feel to the material than on some of Kirk's studio sets – but given Roland's penchant for unusual phrasing, twin-reed blowing, and general free-thinking overall, the sound is pretty unique overall! Titles include "Mingus-Griff Song", "The Monkey Thing", and "On the Corner of King and Scott Streets". CD
(Out of print, back cover has a small tear.)

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Roland KirkWe Free Kings ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of Roland Kirk's classic early recordings for Mercury, and the kind of stuff that has him mixing his wild reed playing with more traditional hardbop structures. Most of the tracks are quartet sides, with piano, bass, and drums backing Kirk up – but the real focus is on Kirks solos, which rave madly on tracks like "Three For The Festival", "The Haunted Melody", "We Free Kings", and "You Did It, You Did It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some smudges on back.)


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✨✧ Kool & The GangKool & The Gang Spin Their Top Hits ... CD
De-Lite/Mercury, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Way more than "top hits" from Kool & The Gang – as the classic package focuses on material from their funkiest years – that great early De-Lite period of the early and mid 70s! There's a lot more funk here than hits – and the titles show Kool & The Gang evolving from the kings of the funky 45 scene to the tight ensemble funk act that would storm the charts at the start of the 80s – yet still quite free of any of the sweeter sounds from those years too! Titles include the classics "Open Sesame", "Hollywood Swinging", "Jungle Boogie", "Kool & The Gang", "Funky Stuff", "More Funky Stuff", "Summer Madness", "Caribbean Festival", "Love & Understanding", and "Spirit Of The Boogie". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart, Frances Wayne, Neal Hefti, Red RodneyEarly Bebop – Essential Keynote Collection 3 ... CD
Mercury/Nippon (Japan), 1946/1947. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Linn CountyProud Flesh Soothseer ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Liszt/Schumann/Falla/Guion/Prokofiev/Mendelssohn/Chopin/PintoEncore – Byron Janis ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove maroon label stereo pressing – RFR-1/RFR-1!)

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Love UnlimitedFrom A Girl's Point Of View ... LP
Uni/Mercury, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Great stuff – the beginning of the Love Unlimited dynasty! As we're sure you know, Barry White produced this little gem of a record, and the album was a key proving ground for many of his stone cold soul production ideas before he went off and started doing the lead vocals himself. The White genius is very firmly in place – and is fantastic here mixed with female lead vocals – with this strong current of soul at the bottom, sweeping strings on the top, and a surprisingly badass sound that really makes the record different than most other girl group records. The trio of lovelies that makes up Love Unlimited do a perfect job with Barry's arrangements – singing heavenly harmonies on tracks like "If This World Were Mine", "Is It Really True Boy – Is It Really Me", and the stunning "Walking In The Rain With The One I Love", which has one of the best telephone monologues you'll ever hear on a soul track! LP, Vinyl record album

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Moms MableyYoungest Teenager ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Moms is up to her usual bag here – playing the sassy, sexed-up old lady in an extended comedy routine. But the album does feature one really great standout part – a version of "It's Your Thing", played with nice funky instrumentation, and featuring Moms singing the lyrics! The track's worth the price of the album alone – and has a very odd quality that's pretty darn compelling! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Machito with Flip PhillipsBucabu/Sonoro ... 78 RPM
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original Mercury Records sleeve!)

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✨✧ Manfred Mann/Mike HuggUp The Junction ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Sealed ... $19.99
One of the grooviest 60s albums from Manfred Mann – a hip British soundtrack that really lets them stretch out into some hip new styles! The tunes are still mostly in the jaunty jangle pop mode of Manfred Mann singles from the decade – but they've also got a deeper, more cerebral feel at points too – lyrics that get a bit more pensive, mixed with instrumentation that has a cool and groovy feel, and production that's sometimes a little spaced out – in the direction The Hollies were taking at the time. Mike Hugg worked with the group on the record, and he provides some great instrumental passages too – tunes that have bits of mod jazz and other groovy London styles. Titles include "Just For Me", "Love Theme", "Walking Round", "Belgravia", "Sleepy Hollow", "Wailing Horn", and "Up The Junction". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still sealed, with some sticker remnants.)

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Bennie MaupinSlow Traffic To The Right ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $26.99
Bennie 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small tear in the paste-on.)

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Paul Mauriat PlusOverseas Call/Joy Of You/From Jupiter With Love ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1978. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover is stained and split along the spine and bottom seam.)

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Bob & Doug McKenzieStrange Brew – Excerpts From The Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Clyde McPhatterLover Please ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has small splits in the top seam.)

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Chad Mitchell TrioReflecting ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Van MorrisonBest Of Van Morrison ... LP
Mercury/Polydor, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Very Good ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Van MorrisonSense Of Wonder ... CD
Mercury, 1984. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print early CD pressing, rear tray card has a crease.)

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MPB4Millennium ... CD
Mercury (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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NetinhoMe Leva ... CD
Mercury/Polygram (Brazil), 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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NiceFive Bridges ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ NielsenSymphony No 6 (Sinfonia Semplice) – Thomas Jensen/Danish National Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing.)

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Ohio PlayersAngel ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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Ohio PlayersContradiction ... CD
Mercury, 1976. Used ... $9.99
An overlooked bit of mid 70s funk from the Ohio Players – cut right at the height of their brilliant Mercury years! The album's got a smooth and slinky finish that has the band tightening up a lot from their Westbound years – going for a compressed spacey soul sound on some of the album's mellower numbers, in a style that's equally as mindblowing as their heavier funk. This approach makes for some really nicely tripped-out tunes that have some nice jazzy touches – expanding the group's sound way past the hits, into some complicated grooves that are plenty darn nice! Titles include "Contradiction", "Who'd She Coo?", "Far East Mississippi", "Tell The Truth", "My Life", "Bi-Centennial", and "My Ladies Run Me Crazy". CD
(Out of print original US CD pressing. Punch through barcode.)
Also available Contradiction ... LP 4.99
 
 
 



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