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✨✧ Mercury RevDeserter's Songs ... LP
V2, 1998. Sealed Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram reissue on Light In The Attic.)

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✨✧ David BowieMan Who Sold The World (Mercury pressing) ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The first truly great David Bowie electric guitar album – an all-out, power-driven set of tracks played by a group that included Mick Ronson and Tony Visconti! Bowie's in prime pre-Ziggy mode here – ripping into tunes that blister with dark energy that are some of the first truly dangerous songs he ever recorded – with this strong undercurrent of mania that follows some of the darker whimsy of his earliest records – set to searing sounds that would forever help Bowie cross over to audiences who might previously have thought him an arty wimp. The set includes classics like "Saviour Machine", "The Width Of The Circle", "All The Madmen", "Black Country Rock", "The Supermen", and the title track, "The Man Who Sold The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with matrix ending in M2/M1! Cover has light surface wear and aging.)

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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 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Early work by Tony Martin – with titles that include "To Each His Own", "That Old Black Magic", "I'll See You In My Dreams", "Guilty", and "Body & Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but is in great shape overall.)

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Patti PageChristmas With Patti Page (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1955. Very Good ... $3.99
The first great Holiday album from Patti Page – a mid 50s Mercury album that brought together a host of seasonal recordings made by the singer – most of which show a side of Patti that's a bit different than her hits! Page's vocals here have a straight, expressive feel – respectful to the material, and a lot less likely to move into gimmicky pop moments – a vibe that's right up there with Rosemary Clooney at the same time, especially in the way that Patti's got this warm glow to her presentation of the lyrics. The music is somewhat overlooked, both in the Christmas cannon and in Page's own catalog – which makes it a nice discovery, too. Titles include "The First Noel", "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night", "Pretty Snowflakes", "Christmas Choir", "I Wanna Go Skating With Willie", "Where Did My Snowman Go", and "Christmas Bells". CD features bonus tracks, too – including "Little Donkey", "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus", "Home For The Holidays", "The Christmas Song", and a special "Christmas Greetings From Patti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing.)

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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 ... $49.99
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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✨✧ David TornCloud About Mercury ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
 
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Albert AmmonsDoin The Boogie Woogie/Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera ... 78 RPM
Mercury, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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Albert AmmonsSwanee River Boogie/I Don't Want To See You ... 78 RPM
Mercury, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing with a small sticker on the A side label.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsJug Sessions ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Early work from Gene Ammons – his obscure late 40s recordings for Mercury Records – mostly from the 78rpm years! Sidemen include Junior Mance, Albert Ammons, Israel Crosby, Gene Wright and lesser known Chicago locals like Wes Landers, Leo Blevins, Jess Miller and Ernest McDonald. As you'd expect the blowing is is nice and soulful, but nice and concise with the shorter takes that groups were doing in the era for the recording formats of the day. 28 numbers in all, including "Concentration", "Red Top", "Idaho", "Shufflin The Boogie", "McDougal's Sprout", "Hold That Money", "Shermanski", "Harold The Fox", "Jeet Jet", "Odd-En-Dow", "Going For The Okey Doak", 'Blowing The Family Jewels", "Dues In Blues", "Daddy Sauce's Airlines", "ABdullah's Fiesta", "Brother Jug's Sermon" and "Little Slam". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Dick Baker & His Music MakerEverybody Has A Laughing Place/I'm A Lonely Little Petunia In An Onion Patch ... 78 RPM
Mercury, 1947. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Both labels have a small sticker.)

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Bar-KaysBallads Collection ... CD
Funk Essentials/Mercury, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays Volume 2 ... CD
Mercury, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
Late Bar-Kays – when the group were getting the "rock" out of their grooves, hitting the bass a lot heavier than before, and opening up in that slicker funkier style of the late 70s. Given that the group had a big hand in defining the sound and style of mainstream funk in the years before this work, they're still very much on top of their game – sounding as soulful as ever, even though they're not as dirty or gritty as they were in the Stax/Volt era. Titles include "Let's Have Some Fun", "Do It", "Spellbound", "Flying High On Your Love", "Dirty Dancer", "Sexomatic (12" mix)", "Whitehouseorgy", "Unforgettable Dream", "Today Is The Day", "She Talks To Me With Her Body (12" mix)", and "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me". 16 cuts in all! CD

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Bar-KaysInjoy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Very Good ... $3.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ BarberSymphony No 1 Op 9/Overture To The School For Scandal/Medea Suite Op 23/Adagio For Strings – Howard Hanson/Eastman Rochester Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing – RFR-1/RFR-2. Cover has some light staining from age.)

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Brook BentonBest Of Brook Benton ... CD
Mercury, 1960s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Brook BentonHotel Happiness/Stil Waters Run Deep ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1963. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a light wear and a drillhole.)

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Brook BentonSongs I Love To Sing ... CD
Mercury/Universal, 1959. Used ... $9.99
Overlooked genius from Brook Benton – moving past his simple hit style here to work with arranger Belford Hendricks in a set of tunes that's a bit more "singerly". The tracks are mostly ballads and slower, sadder numbers – sung by Brook in a style that's slightly emotive, but never too much so – and with just the right touch of soul to keep things from going off track. Titles include "It's Been A Long Long Time", "Lover Come Back To Me", "I'll Be Around", "I Don't Know Enough About You", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Vivian BlaineSongs From Ziegfeld Follies ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 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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✨✧ Carla BleyMortelle Randonnee ... LP
Mercury (France), 1983. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the only soundtrack projects we've ever seen from Carla Bley – performed with a version of her band that includes Michael Mantler on trumpet, Steve Slagle on saxes, Vincent Chancey on French horn, Arturo O'Farrill on piano and toy organ, Steve Swallow on bass and toy synth, and Bley herself on organ and toy piano! LP, Vinyl record album

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BohannonPhase II ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A nice disco record from Hamilton Bohannon. The album mainly contains uptempo dance numbers but there are a few slower songs like "Daddy's Little Son" – a dedication to his son whose picture is on the cover of the album. The other tracks are "Andrea", "But What Is A Dream", "Bohannon's Disco Symphony", "Isn't It A Beautiful Morning", "Just Doing My Thang", and "Moving Fast". Some of Bohannon's original band members like Ray Parker, Jr. turn up playing guitar on some of the songs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Clifford BrownQuintet Vol 1 ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
First volume pulled together in the early 80s of Brownie's remarkable work with a smoking quintet that would record some of the finest bop sides issued on the Emarcy label. He's working here with Max Roach, George Morrow and Richie Powell and Harold Land as Brown's foil in the front line. 14 tracks in all: "Delilah", "Parisian Thoroughfare", "Jordu", "Sweet Clifford", "Ghost Of A Chance", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Joy Spring", "Mildama", "Daahoud", "Gerkin For Perkin", "Take The A Train", "Lands End" and "Swingin'". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Clifford BrownQuintet Vol 2 ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Second volume pulled together in the early 80s of Brownie's remarkable work with a smoking quintet that would record some of the finest bop sides issued on the Emarcy label. He's working here with Max Roach, George Morrow and Richie Powell and either Sonny Rollins or Harold Land as Brown's foil in the front line. 16 tracks in all: "George's Dilema", "If I Love Again", "The Blues Walk", "What Am I Here For", "Cherokee", "Jacqui", "Sandu", "Gertrude's Bounce", "Junior's Arrival", "Powell's Prances", "Flossie Lou", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing", "I'll Remember April", "Time" and "The Scene Is Clean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly stained and bent corner.)

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... CD
Mercury/Intermusic (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Wild Child ButlerKeep On Doing What You're Doing ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
Recorded in Chicago, with a style that's as messed-up and changed-up as some of the best Cadet/Concept work of the time! With Lafayette Leake on piano and organ, Mighty Joe Young on guitar, and Jimmy Dawkins on lead guitar – and titles include "Gravy Child", "Sweet Love", "It's All Over", "My Baby Done Put Me Down", and "Can You Use A Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, ex-libris copy with Withdrawn stamps and library stickers. Cover has taped seams and a small peeled spot.)

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Roy CSomething Nice (with bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/Playback, 1975. Used ... $6.99
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

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Jumpin Bill CarlisleBusy Body Boogie – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Mercury/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Overlooked genius from Jumpin Bill Carlisle – one of those postwar hillbilly figures who should have gotten some credit for helping bring rock and roll into the world! Bill's style is upbeat, romping, and plenty jumping – as you can probably see by the way that Carlisle jumped straight up in the air when playing – music that's rooted in country styles, but which has a very quick tempo and lots of wit in the songwriting – acoustic and electric guitar lines dancing around with plenty of bass kicking things up at the bottom – and Bill's work was often strongly supported by brother Cliff Carlisle, a great player on both dobro and steel guitar. CD features a massive 34 tracks in all – most of Bill's Mercury singles from the 50s, plus some Columbia Records material too – titles that include "Honey Love", "Busy Body Boogie", "Shake A Leg", "Doggie Joe", "Woman Driver", "A Mouse Been Messing Around", "Monkey Business", "Air Brakes", "Down Boy", "Tiny Space Man", "Knot Hole", "T'Ain't Nice", "Too Old To Cut The Mustard", and "Money Tree". CD

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Central LineWalking Into Sunshine (special Larry Levan mix, original) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1981. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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 and some shop wear.)

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City BoyBook Early ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jerry Colonna & His Dixieland BandHe Sings & Swings ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Mercury/Wing pressing with deep groove.)

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Con Funk ShunTo The Max ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Snapping grooves and a sweet clubby sound from Con Funk Shun – one of the best 70s ensemble funk groups to make the transition to 80s groove years! 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Con Funk ShunTouch ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
A killer from Con Funk Shun – 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! The group's sound was always suited better to a smoother groove than a rougher one – and for the set, their tight brand of funk is topped off by vocals that seem even better crafted than before – harmonizing surprisingly well at the funkiest moments, then stepping back to let Michael Cooper take the lead on the ballads. There's also some great moogy keyboard bits that keep things interesting, but which never go over the top in an electro way – and titles include "Too Tight", "Lady's Wild", "Give Your Love To Me", "Kidnapped", "Welcome Back To Love", "Touch", and "Play Widit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear on the opening.)

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Dick ContinoSouth American Holiday ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 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

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Elvis Costello & Burt BacharachPainted From Memory (original master recording SACD) ... CD
Mercury/Mobile Fidelity, 1998. Used Gatefold ... $28.99
... CD
(Limited, numbered edition Hybrid SACD.)

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Don CovayCheckin' In With Don Covay ... LP
Mercury/Polygram, 1973/1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, and a sticker spot.)

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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!)

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Robert CrayDon't Be Afraid Of The Dark ... LP
Hightone/Mercury, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Xavier CugatBest Of Cugat ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Near Mint- ... $2.99
We're not sure that this was actually a "greatest hits" because it's hard to find these tracks turning up elsewhere but it's a nice batch of lighthearted Latin dance tracks in any case. Tracks include "Mama Inez", "Tea For Two", "Taboo", "Sway", "It Happened In Monterey", "Always In My Heart", and "Amapola". For the most part the songs are fun and jolly with just a few that are a bit more dramatic and sweeping. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later skyscraper label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Xavier CugatCugat Plays Continental Hits ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice F:35d "Perfect Presence Sound" pressing. Cover has a small center split on the top seam.)

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Xavier CugatDance With Cugat (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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DanleersOne Summer Night/Wheelin' & A Dealin' ... 7-inch
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label Amp 3 pressing.)

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Buddy DeFranco/Tommy Gumina QuartetKaleidoscope ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Eric DelaneyMainly Delaney ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
An American set from British drumme Eric Delaney – with titles that include "Ripe Cherry Rock", "Truckin", "Oranges & Lemons", "Say Si Si", and "Rock & Roll King Cole". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: vinyl is great, but cover has water staining on the bottom half – a bit of wrinkling on the front.)

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DellsNo Way Back ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Sealed ... $9.99
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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DellsThey Said It Couldn't Be Done – But We Did It ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Brilliant 70s work by The Dells – and an album that has the group reinventing themselves wonderfully, by moving over to Philly and recording with Norman Harris! As he did with so many other artists at the time, Harris took the group firmly into the clubs with a soaring Sigma sort of groove – one that supports the group with backings from players that include key Philly talents like Bobby Eli, Ron Kersey, Larry Washington, and Earl Young – but which also keeps plenty of space for the sublime harmonies that always made The Dells so great! Titles include "Teaser", "Our Love", "Could It Be", "Rich Man Poor Man", "Waiting For You", "Get On Down", and "Betcha Never Been Loved". LP, Vinyl record album

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DellsWe Got To Get Our Thing Together ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear and an ink stamp.)

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Charles EarlandGreat Pyramid ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good- ... $3.99
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
(Cover has an index sticker on the front and a gold promo stamp on the back.)

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Charles EarlandOdyssey ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
After his run of funky organ records for Prestige in the early 70s, Charles took a similar route to Herbie and others, and picked up a host of electric keyboards for his spacey fusion records on Mercury. The core of Earland's groove here is the Arp, which he plays masterfully – running from tight funky melodies to wilder outer spacier sounds. The groups that back him up include many crack 70s fusion players – and the record has a style that's overall more slick and sophisticated than his Prestige sessions. Titles include "Journey Of The Soul", "Phire", "We All Live In The Jungle", and "Cosmic Fever". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $14.99
... 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 EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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ExumaExuma ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
A landmark first album from Exuma – one of a handful of early 70s classics that really worked hard to break down musical genres! At some level, the set's got a Caribbean feel, but at others it's quite funky – a great mix of Exuma's Bahamian roots and some of the headier sounds that Mercury Records was serving up at the time – all hinted at strongly by the rootsy psychedelia of the cover! And given Exuma's appeal to wider audiences, it's almost tempting to think of him as sort of a tripped-out Richie Havens – with similar acoustic elements, yet a lot more percussion and groove in the end. Titles include "Seance In The Sixth Fret", "You Don't Know What's Going On", "The Vision", "Mamma Loi Papa Loi", and "Dambala". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a split top seam, general wear, and a large sticker spot on the front.)

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Freddie & The DreamersSeaside Swingers ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel 3 – Melt ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... $11.99
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
(Cover has a center split spine.)

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Gap Band12 Inch Collection & More ... CD
Funk Essentials/Mercury, Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
Original, rare and/or extended versions of classic chart funk by the Gap Band! The set features original vinyl versions of the cuts, many available for the first time on CD! Tracks include "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" (original 12" mix), "Burn Rubber", "Early In The Morning" (original 12" mix), "Party Train" (original 12" special dance mix), "Outstanding" (original 12" mix), "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops), "Shake" (original 12" disco version), and "Humpin". CD

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Gap BandBallads Collection ... CD
Funk Essentials/Mercury, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Gap BandGap Band II ... CD
Total Experience/Mercury, 1979. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gap BandGap Band III ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
A great 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
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band III ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A great 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, too. 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Gap Band III ... CD 9.99

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Erroll GarnerAfternoon Of An Elf (80s pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1955. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Titles include "Afternoon Of An Elf", "Don't Be That Way", "Fandango", and "A Smooth One". LP, Vinyl record album

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Erroll GarnerSolitaire (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury, 1955. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Herb & Lorraine GellerTwo Of A Kind – The Complete Recordings 1954 to 1955 (Sensational Saxophone Of Herb Geller/Herb Geller Plays/Herb Geller Sextette/Gellers) ... CD
Mercury/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954/1955. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Some of the earliest genius of alto saxophonist Herb Geller – one of our favorite players of the mid 50s LA scene, heard here on some key sessions cut with his pianist wife Lorraine! The bulk of the set comes from 3 classic albums for Mercury – Herb Geller Plays, Herb Geller Sextette, and The Gellers – plus a bit more from the rare Imperial EP Sensational Saxophone Of Herb Geller – all tremendous records that strongly showcase Geller's amazingly dexterous approach to the alto sax – in a style that has some of the sharpness and modernist elements of Lee Konitz from the same time, but which also comes across with the deeper sense of soul that you might find in work by Charlie Mariano or Art Pepper. Lorraine's work on piano is great too – fast, fluid, and often quite boppish – not at all what you might expect from the cooler LA scene of the 50s. Other players here include Curtis Counce or Red Mitchell on bass, Lawrence Marable or Mel Lewis on drums, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Ziggy Vines on tenor sax. 2CD set features 37 tracks in all – all completely sublime – with titles that include "It's Swell Of You", "Mad About The Boy", "A Room With A View", "Happy Go Lucky", "Breaking Through The Sound Barrier", "Silver Rain", "Patterns", "Arapahoe", "Love", "Two Of A Kind", "Outpost Incident", "Tardi At Zardi's", "Vone Mae", and "Owl Eyes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ronnie GilbertAlone With Ronnie Gilbert ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Benny GolsonTurning Point ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing, EXPR-1021, with obi.)

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✨✧ Lesley GoreI'll Cry If I Want To ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful early album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's got a lot more to offer than just the famous title track! Lesley's just a young gal at this time, but she sings in this lusty, personal style that's a lot richer than most female pop of the period – and which also shows the way that, during the mid 60s, there was a gentle blurring of the line between soul and rock, especially in material of this nature. Gore has a way of making the tunes hit home with her honesty and easygoing range – even when the numbers are familiar – and arrangements by the great Claus Ogerman also keep things fresher than the usual pop pap. Titles include "It's My Party", "Just Let Me Cry", "I Would", "Judy's Turn To Cry", "The Party's Over", "No More Tears", and "Cry Me A River". Pretty weepy themes – but a much wider range of presentation! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Lesley GoreMy Town, My Guy & Me ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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John GraasCoup De Graas ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the weird LPs that French Horn player John Graas made in the 50's, featuring that cumbersome instrument in a set of surprisingly light and loose jazz tracks. Graas' playing on the French Horn is a bit like Gerry Mulligan's on the baritone – that is, he takes these turns and twists that surprise you, given the nature of the horn. He's joined here by Art Pepper, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and Paul Moer, and the set's a nice batch of West Coast chamber type stuff. Tracks include "Van Nuys Indeed", "Land of Broken Toys", "Blocksounds", 'Development", "Swing Nicely" and "Rogeresque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging on back.)

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Stephane GrappelliImprovisations ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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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Mike GreeneMidnight Mirage ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
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.)

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Roy C HammondMore Sex & More Soul ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic 70s southern soul from Roy C – a brilliant follow-up to his excellent Sex & Soul album, but a great little record that more than stands on its own! Although Roy's roots are in New York City, his sound here is one that echoes strongly with the changes going on down in the Memphis, Jackson, and Miami soul scenes at the time – an approach to southern soul that still maintains the rootsiness of the vocals, yet which wraps them up in a warmer, more adult sort of mode – almost inspired by the work of Al Green, but a bit more down home. Titles include "From The Outside Looking In", "Sure Nuff In Love With You", "After Loving You", "Show Me Love, I'll Show You Pain", and "Great Great Grandson Of A Slave". LP, Vinyl record album

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins 1944 Vol 2 ... LP
Keynote/Mercury (Japan), 1944. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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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HeartsfieldHeartsfield ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Heaven & EarthHeaven & Earth ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie HeywoodEddie Heywood At The Piano ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 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 ... $44.99
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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Rick JamesUrban Rhapsody ... CD
Private I/Mercury, 1997. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Horst JankowskiAnd We Got Love ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A fantastic album from the great Horst Jankowski – and a set that really points the way towards some of his groovy records to come for the MPS label! The sound here is maybe a bit more sprightly and upbeat than some of Jankowski's previous records – still a haunting blend of his grand piano lines and larger backings handled by Erwin Lehn, but also balanced with a more pronounced sense of rhythm on some cuts – thanks to drums from the mighty Charly Antolini! These upbeat tunes have a soaring swing that's completely sublime – Horst really setting the pop instrumental mode free to hit the next level – and titles include "A Band", "Casino Royale", "Zabadak", "The Happening", "It Must Be Him", "Don't Sleep In The Subway", and "The Last Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Horst JankowskiPiano Affairs ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing.)

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Horst JankowskiStill More Genius of Jankowski ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Buddy JohnsonWalkin ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Classic material from Buddy Johnson – a key figure in the transition from bigger band jazz to raw R&B in the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Cover has been "customized" on front with a paper collage.)

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George JonesGeorge Jones Sings From The Heart ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Stereo Wing/Mercury pressing.)

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✨✧ Martin Luther KingIn Search Of Freedom ... LP
Mercury, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A 9 track selection of work, pulled from some of Dr King's most famous speeches. Passages include "Police Brutality Will Backfire", "Must Establish Priorities", "Faith In America", "Dr King's Entrance Into Civil Rights Movement", "A Preacher Leading His Flock", "Commitment To Non-Violence", "I Have A Dream", and "Excerpt From Speech The Day Before His Death". LP, Vinyl record album
(Skyscraper label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Roland KirkWe Free Kings ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good ... $19.99
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
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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KissDestroyer ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury, 1976. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Destroyer ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ KissSmashes Thrashes & Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1988. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Kurtis BlowChristmas Rappin' (voc, do it yourself inst) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Have yourself a very old school Christmas with Kurtis Blow reminding you what Christmas is really all about! Actually, this is just "Rappin' Blow" with a small holiday intro edited onto the front end. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels are a bit aged.)

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Kurtis BlowKingdom Blow ... CD
Mercury, 1986. Used ... $3.99
A pretty late LP for Kurtis. 8 tracks deep, including "Street Rock", "The Bronx" & "I'm Chillin". CD
(Out of print.)

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LA BoppersLA Boppers ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Sublime work from this jazzy harmony combo – a really unique group who took older vocal modes and fused them onto tight modern soul grooves! This set may well be the best-ever from the group – a perfectly produced album done with Augie Johnson of At Home Productions – with a warmly sparkling vibe that's right up there with the best At Home work for Creative Source or Side Effect – both groups who'd be a good comparison to this one! There's a few upbeat funk numbers that are pretty sweet, but the best cuts are usually the laidback, mellower ones – which really have LA Boppers hitting their stride. Titles include the killer cut "Watching Life" – a smooth mellow groover, and one of their best tracks – plus "Saturday", "Funk It Out", "Life Is What You Make It", "You Did It Good", "Is This The Best", and "Are We Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Jerry Lee LewisKeeps Rockin' ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light dip stain.)

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Jerry Lee LewisOdd Man In ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Lee LewisSession – Recorded In London With Great Guest Artists ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the folder style cover, including the die-cut inner sleeves.)

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Jerry Lee LewisWould You Take Another Chance On Me? ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ivan LinsColecao Obras-Primas ... CD
Mercury (Brazil), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ivan Lins/Guilherme ArantesO Melhor De 2 – 28 Sucessos ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Brazil), 1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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