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Eric MercuryWhat's Usual Seems Natr'l/Truth Will Set You Free ... 7-inch
Enterprise, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Queen feat Adam Lambert & Freddie MercuryLive Around the World EP (180 gram pressing with bonus 7 inch) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Hollywood, New Copy ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Half-speed mastered pressing with bonus Freddie Mercury 7 inch pink vinyl single!)

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Con Funk ShunConfunkshunizeya – The Mercury Anthology ... CD
Mercury/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
Super-sharp work from Con Funk Shun – one of the best of the mainstream funk acts to emerge in the second half of the 70s – working with the sort of style that was trained in the funky 45 underground, then given a bigger, fuller push to album-length glory! The set is a superb selection of their work for Mercury records – and the tracks here also really show why Con Funk Shun were always a cut above – as they had a way of bringing strong soul vocals to play that often illuminated the tunes very strongly – especially when the group would harmonize together. The set features 32 tracks in all – including "So Easy", "Chase Me", "Ffun (12" mix)", "Confunkshunizeya", "Loveshine", "Shake & Dance With Me", "Sure Feels Good To Me", "Electric Lady", "Burnin Love", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Ms Got The Body", "By Your Side", "Bad Lady", "California 1", "Too Tight", "Lady's Wild", "Let Me Put Love On Your Mind", "Who Has The Time", "Ain't Nobody Baby", and "Got To Be Enough". CD

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Ralph MarterieBest Of Ralph Marterie – The Mercury Years ... CD
Mercury, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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SpiritSunrise & Salvation – The Mercury Era Anthology (8CD set) ... CD
Mercury/Esoteric (UK), New Copy 8CD ... $54.99 74.99 About October 22, 2021
... CD

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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 35 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Mercury & Limelight Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Hard-rocking gems from the second decade of Mercury Records – a label that first broke big in the postwar years with a strong ear for up-and-coming R&B – and one who continued that close to the ground success during the early years of rock and country music as well! Mercury wasn't as close to the south as some of its contemporaries, but it had a really great ear for key talent, and would often scour points far from its Chicago home in search of budding talents in a variety of genres – which means that the work here is definitely at the top of the pack for the time – tunes that have the sharp bristle of cuts on Chess, Sun, or Starday – the latter of whom was an early partner in helping Mercury find talent. The set features 35 tracks in all, with the superb presentation and detailed notes of previous volumes – on titles that include "Sittin On Top" by Curtis Gordon, "Rockin Robert" by The LaDell Sisters, "My Search" by Ben Hewett, "Baby Baby Baby" by Eddie Bond, "Shake It Up" by Conway Twitty, "My Foolish Fling" by The Half Brothers, "The Last Drag" by Voxpoppers, "Downtown" by Orville Couch, "I Want You Baby" by Jackie Cray, "I'll Never Let It Show" by Charlie Walker & The Four Pals, "Shake This Town" by The Counts, and "Cry Baby Cry" by Narvel Felts. CD

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

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachAlone Together – The Best Of The Mercury Years ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Kenny Dorham, Booker Little, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins, the Boston Percussion Ensemble, Abbey Lincoln, and more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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ABCWhen Smokey Sings (miami mix, 7" version, bonus beats, detroit mix)/Chicago (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing on Neutron Records. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Tori AmosUnrepentant Geraldines (CD & DVD) ... CD
Mercury, 2014. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
... CD

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

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Brook BentonLie To Me ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a name in marker on the back, but looks great overall.)

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Brook BentonThere Goes That Song Again ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Big BopperBig Bopper's Wedding/Little Red Riding Hood ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Mercury sleeve.)

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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD
Mercury, 1991. Used ... $6.99
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. CD

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Blue FeatherCall Me Up/Let's Funk Tonight (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Mercury/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
Blue Feather may look a bit hokey on the cover, but they sound really wonderful on the record – a sweet, smooth, funky group who were one of the best on the scene in the early 80s! The vibe here is a lot like the best Brit funk of the period – all these riffing guitars, warm keyboards, and bumping basslines on "Call Me Up" – fitting the catchy lyrics wonderfully, and setting things up for some very cool keyboard sounds too! "Let's Funk Tonight" definitely lives up to the title – a super-groovy tune that runs for almost 10 minutes in length – hook-heavy lyrics upfront, but lots of room for bass solos and all these cool spacey keyboard sounds too – so much so that the tune is more instrumental than vocal! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(40th Anniversary Edition individually numbered limited to 750 – on heavyweight transparent blue vinyl!)

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BohannonGroove Machine/Boogie Train ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1979. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has BPM written in pen on front.)

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✨✧ BohannonOn My Way ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A bit of a different sound than usual for Bohannon – but a great one as well! The album's got a slightly different pitch than some of Bo's more straightforward dancefloor work – and the rhythms are electric, sometimes skittish, and often a bit spooky – almost prefacing changes to come a few years later, but also showing a bit of a German progressive influence too. We might be tempted to say that the sound's a bit smoother than before, but there's actually a lot of rough edges and weird corners to the tracks – in a way that makes the record more unsettling than it is slick! The rhythms, as always, are the main focus – and they're pretty darn great, and often surprisingly complicated. Don't know who could really dance to this, but that's hardly the point – and titles include "Git On Up", "Maybe You Can Dance", "I Found My Love On A Saturday", "You & I", and "On The Weekend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker, a cutout hole, and light wear. Label has a initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Clifford BrownQuintet Vol 2 ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
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 cut corner and light wear.)

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Jerry ButlerBeside You/Never Give You Up ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(B-side label has a few small stickers and some pen.)

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Jerry ButlerIce On Ice ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Killer stuff – as Jerry's getting the full early Philly treatment here, with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Roland Chambers, and production by a young Gamble and Huff! The sound isn't nearly as icy as the old Vee Jay days – but that's fine with us, as Jerry is nice and soulful on tracks like "Moody Woman", "When You're Alone", "I Forgot To Remember", "Brand New Me", "What's The Use Of Breaking Up", and "Walking Around In Teardroops". Nice cover, too – with Jerry standing in a pile of fake diamonds! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam and light wear.)

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Jerry ButlerOnly The Strong Survive – The Legendary Philadelphia Hits ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A collection put together in the 80s of Jerry Butlers fantastic material from the late 60s when he went to Philly to work with the then young Gamble and Huff team. A dozen classic numbers in all, including "Only The Strong Survive", "A Brand New Me", "Never Give You Up", "I Could Write A Book", "Just Because I Really Love You", "Hey, Western Union Man", "Lost", 'Are You Happy", "Moody Woman", "What's The Use Of Breaking Up", "Don't Let Love Hang You Up" and "Got To See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home)". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerSagittarius Movement ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the great albums of trippy soul that Jerry Butler cut with his Fountain Productions group of players, arrangers, and engineers – a group that borrowed a lot of talent from the Chess/Cadet studios of the late 60s. Jerry produced with Gerald Sims, and the arrangements were handled by Sims, James Mack, and Donny Hathaway (who also played piano on the record.) Tracks include "Ain't Understanding Mellow", "Windy City Soul", "True Love Don't Come Easy", and a lesser known Terry Callier/Billy Butler track called "Sail Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, and a cutout hole.)

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Jerry ButlerSweet Sixteen ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A lost little gem from Jerry – recorded towards the end of his years with Mercury. The record's got Jerry working in a much hipper style than before, drawing off the pool of younger Chicago soul talents that he'd begun to collect on some of his earlier albums for Mercury – and the album features tracks by Leroy Hutson, Terry Callier, Marvin Yancey, and the team of Hanks and Grey. Richard Evans handled the arrangements, and they're a good extension of his work at Cadet – with strong bass-heavy soul grooves, augmented by strings and some great funky clavinet work. Titles include the funky classics "I'm Your Mechanical Man" and "You've Been Around Too Long" – plus "High Stepper", "Start Living It Up", "Sing To Me", "Take The Time To Tell Her", and "Playing On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Jerry ButlerWhat's The Use Of Breaking Up/A Brand New Me ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole and light wear.)

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✨✧ CardigansIt's Better That You Love/Wacky Wacky ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gene Chandler & Jerry ButlerOne & One ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Jimmy ClevelandComplete Recordings (Introducing/Cleveland Style/Map Of Jimmy Cleveland/Rhythm Crazy) ... CD
Mercury/Lonehill (Spain), 1955/1957/1958/1959. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
A classic slice of work from one of the greatest trombonists in 50s jazz – the legendary Jimmy Cleveland, a player who worked on countless large group sessions, but rarely got to work as a leader on his own! The 4 Mercury albums on this set are easily some of the greatest material Cleveland ever recorded – sessions done with arrangements by Quincy Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Benny Golson, and Gigi Gryce – all in a warm blend of soul jazz and modernism that sparkles with Jimmy's smooth touch on his instrument. All sides are in septet or octet formation – with players that include Art Farmer, Lucky Thompson, Benny Golson, Cecil Payne, Hank Jones, and Art Taylor – all well suited to match Cleveland's understated groove. Tunes are a good mix of modern jazz numbers, original compositions, and well-chosen standards – including "Little Beaver", "See Minor", "Vixen", "Count Em", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "Posterity", "Goodbye Ebbets Field", "Tom Kattin", "Tricotism", "Old Reliable", "Crazy Rhythm", "Our Delight", "Jay Bird", "Jimmy's Old Funky Blues", "Jimmy's Tune", and "A Jazz Ballad". CD
(Out of print.)

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ComateensDeal With It ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a hype sticker.)

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Con Funk ShunFever ... CD
Mercury/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1981. Used ... $11.99
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun groove into focus – a style that's not nearly as commercial as Deodato's work with Kool & The Gang, but which shares a similar blend of jazz and modern soul elements! Most tracks groove nicely, even some of the mellower ones – and Deodato's got a perfect balance in the sound of the set – keyboards, beats, and bass all in the right places, with plenty of soulful vocals flowing warmly over the top. Titles include "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", "Hard Lovin", "If I'm Your Lover", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Indiscreet Sweet", and "Baby I'm Hooked". CD
Also available Fever ... CD 11.99

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Con Funk ShunFever ... CD
Mercury/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun groove into focus – a style that's not nearly as commercial as Deodato's work with Kool & The Gang, but which shares a similar blend of jazz and modern soul elements! Most tracks groove nicely, even some of the mellower ones – and Deodato's got a perfect balance in the sound of the set – keyboards, beats, and bass all in the right places, with plenty of soulful vocals flowing warmly over the top. Titles include "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", "Hard Lovin", "If I'm Your Lover", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Indiscreet Sweet", and "Baby I'm Hooked". CD
Also available Fever ... CD 11.99

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Con Funk ShunLoveshine ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Funky genius from Con Funk Shun – working here under the production helm of Skip Scarborough, who seems to give them an even sharper edge than usual! The album's filled with those tightly compressed rhythms that Skip was so great in producing back in the 70s – grooves that seem to make more out of doing less – and which have a sense of space and timing that's totally impeccable. There's a few light jazzy touches at times too – bits of flute, sax, and organ that bring in a nice sense of depth, and which takes it far past easily classified funk! Titles include "So Easy", "Shake & Dance With Me", "When The Feelings Right", "I Think I Found The Answer", "Wanna Be There", "Can't Go Away", "So Easy", and "Magic Woman". CD

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Don CovayI Was Checkin Out She Was Checkin In (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Robert CrayDon't Be Afraid Of The Dark ... CD
Hightone/Mercury, 1988. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Xavier CugatTwist With Cugat ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a short click on "Ballin' The Jack" and "Johnson Rag".)

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Bill DeArango/John WilliamsWilliams Tell ... LP
Mercury (Japan), 1954. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A sweet Japanese-only release – one that brings together material from two rare 10" jazz albums, cut for Emarcy in the 50s! Side one features an early trio performance from pianist John Williams – and side two features an even more obscure set from guitarist Bill DeArango, with Williams in the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small Lido Musique sticker in one corner.)

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Deep PurplePerfect Strangers ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Def LeppardPyromania ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Photograph", "Rock Of Ages", "Foolin'", "Billy's Got A Gun", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Mercury pressing with Grizzly etch and Masterdisk stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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DellsThey Said It Couldn't Be Done – But We Did It ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 27.98
A 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D – and like some of the rest of the best of the decade, a set that was slightly slept-on at the time, but which has gone to have massive impact over the decades – still sounding completely fresh in comparison to bigger hits of the time! Diamond D comes from the same DITC underground as Showbiz & AG, Big L, and Lord Finesse – and like those others, when he got his time in the spotlight, he really took off – with beats that had an influence on so much more to come – and a very collaborative spirit that opens the door for contributions from Fat Joe, Mark The 45 King, Brand Nubian, Lakim Shabazz, and some of his old partners in DITC. Titles include the classic "Best Kept Secret" – with its fantastic Kool & The Gang sample – plus "Sally Got A One Track Mind", "I'm Outta Here," "Check One Two", "Freestyle", "Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop", "Pass Dat S**t", "What You Seek", "Confused", "A Day In The Life", "Step To Me", and "Shut The *!*! Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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DiceDice ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Frank D'RoneFrank D'Rone Sings ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear along the opening and corners, and moderate aging on the back.)

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Dvorak/BruchViolincello Concerto Op 104/Kol Nidrei Op 47 – Janos Starker/Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the most enigmatic cellists of the 20th Century – heard here on a keynote recording of Dvorak's famous Cello Concerto In B Minor! Janos Starker is one of our all-time favorites on his instrument – a player who can be subtle when needed, but also able to hit the vivid flights of color you might be more likely to hear from a violinist – especially in the company of Antal Dorati, who spurs the London Symphony on with some especially wonderful elements in the woodwinds. Starker hits some darker notes on Bruch's Kol Nidrei – which takes on an especially rich sound here in the hands of Dorati. LP, Vinyl record album
(Oval logo label stereo Living Presence pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Billy EckstineGolden Hits Of Billy Eckstine ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Billy EckstineNow Singing In 10 Great Movies ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The title says it all – as Billy sings themes from 10 big movies of the late 50s and early 60s – familiar tunes done here in a nice soulful setting, with arrangements by Billy Byers, and Bobby Tucker at the head of the orchestra. Titles include "More", "Moon River", "Never On A Sunday", "The Good Life", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Three Coins In A Fountain", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear and aging, and a small name in pen on front.)

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Billy EckstineNow Singing In 12 Great Movies ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
The title says it all – as Billy sings themes from 12 big movies of the late 50s and early 60s – familiar tunes done here in a nice soulful setting, with arrangements by Billy Byers, and Bobby Tucker at the head of the orchestra. Titles include "More", "The High & The Mighty", "Moon River", "Never On A Sunday", "The Good Life", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Eyes Of BlueCrossroads Of Time ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Great work from a group who definitely are in the budding years of the UK progressive scene – but one who also knows how to stick to a tighter combo sound too! The record's got a really wonderful vibe – the full-on fire of some late beat group work, but much more farther-reaching in conception – both lyrically and instrumentally, especially when some light production touches kick in to do great things to the organ and vocals. The musical themes are a bit heady, too – some nicely political touches, but in a subtle way – and the group also turn out a nice cover of Love's "7 + 7 Is", alongside other tracks that include "Crossroads Of Time", "I'll Be Your Friend", "Prodigal Son", "Largo", "Love is The Law", and "Inspiration For A New Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(German remaster on Tapestry.)

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Maynard FergusonBoy With Lots Of Brass ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
There's definitely lots of brass here – as you might guess from the title – but never so much so that it gets in the way of individual soloing by Maynard Ferguson! The date features Maynard working with arrangements by Willie Maiden, Al Cohn, Ernie Wilkins, and Bill Holman – all for a largeish group that's wonderfully hip – Bobby Timmons on piano, Anthony Ortega on alto, Jimmy Ford on alto and tenor, Willie Maiden on tenor, Tate Houston on baritone, Richard Evans on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums – plus some added trumpets and trombones! Maynard himself plays both instruments on the date, and the album also feature some surprising guest vocals by Irene Kral on 4 tracks – spicing up the instrumental blend with lyrics on "Moonlight In Vermont", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "Imagination", and "The Song Is You". Instrumental tracks include "Jeepers Creepers", "I Never Knew", "A Foggy Day", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "The Lamp Is Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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Freddie & The DreamersFrantic Freddie ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Freddie & The DreamersFreddie & The Dreamers ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, some seam splitting, and a hype sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel 3 – Melt ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(Includes the insert. Cover has some wear, an unglued bottom seam, lightly bent corners and a name in pen.)

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Gap BandGap Band (1979)/Gap Band II/Gap Band III ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
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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Patrick GleesonBeyond The Sun – An Electronic Portrait Of Holst's The Planets ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the most ambitious records ever made by electronic wizard Patrick Gleeson – a huge talent on the moog and Arp, whose work was featured on key 70s jazz albums by Charles Earland, Joe Henderson, Bennie Maupin, and Herbie Hancock – and that's saying a lot, given that Herbie already played plenty of keyboards himself! This set's a reworking of "The Planets" – the symphonic suite by the composer Gustav Holtz – whose spacey structures are perfect for Pat's other-worldly work on the keys. Trombonist Julian Priester plays on the record – adding a few analog moments next to Pat's work on the EMU Polyphonic Synthesizer – and titles include "Saturn The Bringer Of Old Age", "Neptune The Mystic", "Uranus, The Magician", "Mars The Bringer Of War", and "Mercury The Winged Messenger". LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny GolsonBenny Golson Quartets (Turning Point/Free) ... CD
Mercury/Gambit (Spain), 1962. Used ... $9.99
2 LPs of Benny Golson quartet sessions – 1962's Turning Point and Free – back-to-back on CD! First up is Turning Point, a beautiful album showcasing the tenor stylings of Golson in an intimate setting with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Golson plays two originals, plus standards, and his tone is fantastic throughout! This is one of the few efforts from the period that really shows him in an open-ended jazz vein, without a focus on his arrangements – which are excellent! Titles include "Turning Point", "Stella By Starlight", "Three Little Words", "Alone Together" and "Dear Kathy". Next up is Free – another great one! The material has a beautifully confident tone, with Golson's tenor cutting, changing, and swinging perfectly in lines that are masterfully crafted, yet full of raw emotion. This quartet includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Arthur Taylor on drums – and titles inlcude "Sock Cha-Cha", "Shades Of Stein", "Just By Myself", "My Romance" and "Just In Time". CD also includes the bonus track "Impromptune" – cut in 1960 with Cedar Walton, Tommy Willams and Albert Tootie Heath. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lesley GoreGirl Talk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Ace (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Really tremendous work from Lesley Gore – and just the sort of record to show that she's way more than just another girl singer from the 60s! The sound here is incredibly groovy right from the start – a mix not just of the romping arrangements of Claus Ogerman (in his best Soul Searching mode), and the production of Quincy Jones – but also of Gore's great vocals, which have this surprising tinge of sexuality – and a depth that comes from the unique style of folding over her lead in the studio, to create a wide-flanged vocal approach! There's a sense of guts and lust here that goes past the usual weepy girl pop modes – a style that undeniably had an influence on other singers like Dusty Springfield or Cilla Black. Titles include "Hey Now", "You've Come Back", "Say Goodbye", "Live & Learn", "Movin Away", "It's Just About This Time", and "I Wish I Were A Boy". CD features 13 more bonus tracks too – including "That's The Boy", "After He Takes Me Home", "Consolation Prize", "A Girl In Love", "What Am I Gonna Do With You", and "You Didn't Look Round". CD

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Lesley GoreMy Town, My Guy & Me ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Groovy 60s work from the great Lesley Gore – produced by Quincy Jones, with titles that include "I Don't Care", "What's A Girl Supposed To Do", "A Girl In Love", "Before & After", "Just Another Fool", "Baby That's Me", and "No Matter What You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a tiny split in the bottom seam.)

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Grainger/CoatesCountry Gardens & Other Favorites By Percy Aldridge Grainger & Eric Coates – Frederick Fennell/Eastman Rochester Pops ... CD
Mercury, 1959/1965. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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HammersmithIt's For You ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Sealed ... $2.99
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(US pressing. NOTE – Still sealed, but with a large corner cut at the top right, a cutout hole, and a light stain at the bottom right corner.)

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HeartsfieldWonder Of It All ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Heaven & EarthFantasy ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A crowning moment from the Chicago scene of the late 70s – the second Mercury album from Heaven & Earth, and a stunner all the way through! The set's an undisputed groover right from the start – thanks to the massive arrangements from the great Floyd Morris – an artist who did some excellent work in the Chicago indie soul scene in the 60s, including some classic funky 45s – and whose work here definitely gives Heaven & Earth a sharper edge than most other acts of their type at the time! You can definitely hear Floyd's touch in the funky bottom of the two-part classic "I Feel A Groove Under My Feet", and in the riffing guitar of "Poetry In A Box" – and the group also show their warmer, mellower side nicely on cuts like "Let's Get It Together", "I'm In Love With Your Lady", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Whole Lot Of Love" – nice warm numbers with great harmonies and gentle stepping grooves! CD

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Ives/Schuman/MenninThree Places In New England/Symphony No 3/New England Triptych/Symphony No 5 – Hanson/Eastman Rochester Orchestra ... CD
Mercury, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Illinois JacquetPort Of Rico/One Nighter Boogie ... 78 RPM
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the tenorist's best-known tracks – recorded with a group that features Hank Jones on piano, Freddie Green on guitar, and Count Basie on organ! 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Damita JoSing A Country Song ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo in a stereo cover.)

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Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Mercury, 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative – but it works beautifully as a set of little pictures of the world seen through the eyes of Elton and Bernie Taupin – both at the height of their powers, and able to balance catchy commercial tunes with some grittier undercurrents. The set's filled with classics – and titles include "Candle In The Wind", "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", "Bennie & The Jets", "Social Disease", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Harmony", "Jamaica Jerk-Off", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". Features a bonus CD – with 9 tracks recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon in December of 1973 – plus Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Revisited, with versions of the album's tunes by Zac Brown Band, Fall Out Boy, John Grant, The Band Perry, Ed Sheeran, Miguel, and others. CD
Also available Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Elton JohnTumbleweed Connection (deluxe edition) ... CD
Mercury/Universal, 1971. Used 2CD ... $14.99
Elton back when he was genius, and unlike anyone else – with titles that include "Ballad Of A Well Known Gun", "Son Of Your Father", "Burn Down The Mission", "Love Song", and "Where To Now St Peter". Bonus disc includes previously unreleased material, demos, an alternate version of "Madman Across The Water", and BBC sessions. CD
(Includes slipcover.)

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Buddy JohnsonRock N Roll Stage Show ... LP
Mercury/Wing, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Titles include "Doot Doot Dow", "Any Day Now", "It's Obdacious", "Ain't But One", "A 12", and "I'm Just Your Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and discoloration from age.)

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Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1962. Used ... $5.99
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the rhythms, and working with a jazzy flourish of horns that creates all these quick and clever little turns in the tunes! The sound's been heard most famously on the incredible track "Soul Bossa Nova" – an original by Quincy for the set, which has gone onto much greater fame through its use in the film Austin Powers, and a bazillion TV commercials! But the whole album's great too – and other tracks include "Serenata", "Lalo Bossa Nova", "Boogie Bossa Nova", and "Chega De Saudade". CD

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Quincy JonesBirth Of A Band ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Good ... $4.99
A very swingin, very groovy early album from Quincy – one that's clearly in the big band mode, but handled with soulful touches that really set it apart from the genre! The band is a great one all the way through – and the album features solos by Zoot Sims, Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, and Harry Edison. Tracks are very often in a soul jazz mode – arranged by Quincy and Melba Liston – and featuring versions of some of the best jazz compositions of the time. Titles include "Moanin", "I Remember Clifford", "Along Came Betty", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging, and some small stains on back.)

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Quincy JonesBirth Of A Band (The Birth Of A Band/The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones) ... LP
Mercury/EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A great 80s EmArcy two-fer from Q's Mercury years! The Birth Of A Band is a very swingin', very groovy early album from Quincy – one that's clearly in the big band mode, but handled with soulful touches that really set it apart from the genre! The band is a great one all the way through – and the album features solos by Zoot Sims, Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, and Harry Edison. Tracks are very often in a soul jazz mode – arranged by Quincy and Melba Liston – and featuring versions of some of the best jazz compositions of the time. Titles include "Moanin", "I Remember Clifford", "Along Came Betty", and "Whisper Not". Quincy's world is great and wide indeed – and even at this early point in his career, he was displaying a wonderful talent for bringing in bits from all sources! The album's essentially a straight jazz set, but it's got some great exotic touches that are in keeping with the "world" theme and the globe-trotting titles on the set. The group's excellent too – with players that include Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson, Les Spann, Lee Morgan, and Phil Woods – all working through hip arrangements by Al Cohn, Bill Potts, and Ernie Wilkins. Titles include "Ghana", "Air Mail Special", "Chant Of The Weed", "Eesom", and "I Never Has Seen Snow". Plus, this set adds "Midnight Sun Will Never Set" from the Birth Of sessions! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Quincy JonesCaravan – Quincy Jones Big Band – 45rpm Audio Check ... LP
Mercury (Japan), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A pretty great Japanese-only release – one that spins at 45rpm, which adds a lot of strong fidelity to these Quincy Jones Mercury recordings from the 60s! Titles include "Essom", "Ghana", "Caravan", "They Say It's Wonderful", and "Air Mail Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate ring and edge wear with an import sticker in the top left.)

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Quincy JonesNdeda ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Despite the fact that this album's got an African-sounding name, and features a painting of Quincy in tribal garb, the album's actually a compilation of his 60's stuff for Mercury – which was not very Afro-funky, but which is still pretty darn groovy! The record's got his stunning cut "Soul Bossa Nova" (as used in Austin Powers!), plus lots of other groovy groovy stuff like "Jive Samba", "Lalo's Bossa Nova", "Rack 'em Up", "Harlem Drive", and "Gravy Waltz". Very nice stuff, and a great batch of material you can't find easily. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear, aging, and a small split on the top seam.)

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JonesesSugar Pie Guy (small slice, international, club, inst) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
The Joneses' revisit their legendary 70s hit "Sugar Pie Guy" – and serve up the tune here with a few nice 80s club touches! The "small slice" mix has a nice bubbling percussion feel underneath the vocals – one that keeps the hook in place, but changes up the rhythm of the tune in a really jazzy way. The "international" mix adds in a few more beats and electro touches – and the "club" mix extends the whole thing out to over 8 minutes long! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Bill KennyBill Kenny Sings The Golden Hits Of The Ink Spots ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good ... $5.99
An unusual solo set from Ink Spots singer Bill Kenny – done with arrangements by Howard Roberts, and backing from a vocal group! Most material is classics by the older group, redone with a slightly modern vibe. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Vinyl looks great, but has some crackles on side 2 – yet plays great on side 1.)

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Roland KirkKirk In Copenhagen ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Near Mint- ... $44.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove! Cover and label have a cutout hole, but this is a great copy overall!)

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LA BoppersLA Boppers ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... $8.99
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
(Label is wavy from moisture.)

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Jerry Lee LewisThere Must Be More To Love Than This ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and some aging.)

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Jerry Lee LewisTouching Home ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and a cutout hole.)

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Moms MableyNow Hear This ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the best records to capture the true essence of Moms – a continuous performance that runs for both sides of the record, recorded in New York during the 60s, with some piano accompaniment by Lloyd Mayers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, a smeared promo ink stamp on back, and a piece of masking tape and call letters in marker on front.)

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Miriam MakebaMagnificent Miriam Makeba ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A hip little album by Miriam Makeba – part South African soul, part New York hip, with arrangements that recall some of Makeba's later work, bits of Nina Simone, and touches of Uptown soul. Arrangements and backing are by Luchi De Jesus – and Sivuca's actually part of the backing, and you can hear him singing and playing accordion behind Makeba with that cool breezy sound of his. Titles include "Mr Man", "A Piece Of Ground", "Akana Nkomo", "West Wind", "Where Are You Going", and "My Love Is Young". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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Mark IVI Got A Wife/Ah-Ooo-Gah ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1959. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing, in a Mercury sleeve, with light wear.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyBob Marley – The Capitol Session 1973 (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Mercury, 1973. New Copy CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible lost slice of music from the young Bob Marley – an unissued set of recordings done at the Capitol Studios in LA, at a time when the Wailers were just beginning to rise in global power! The session came at an unusual moment for the group – they had come to the US to tour with Sly & The Family Stone, and were fired because the audiences were not yet ready for their groove – leaving the group a bit astray in California. But an opportunity arose to record at Capitol, a performance that was also filmed – and the result is this amazing set of tracks that captures Bob and the group at a level that's even different than their massive Island Records sets to come. There's a current of funk running through a number of these tracks, and a lean groove that's wonderfully soul-drenched throughout – not just in Marley's vocals, but in the overall performance of the rest – a tight sextet that includes Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, and Earl Lindo. Titles include "Rastaman Chant", "Midnight Ravers", "Put It On", "Stop That Train", "Get Up Stand Up", "You Can't Blame The Youth", "Slave Driver", "Duppy Conqueror", and "Burnin & Lootin". CD
(Comes with a DVD of the original session as filmed!)

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Johnny MathisLove Is Everything ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An album that's got Johnny working with arranger Glenn Osser – who always seemed to set the right tone to unlock the best side of Mathis' 60s vocals. Orchestrations are lush, but never sleeping – and have that wonderful pillow of sound approach that really lets Johnny open up and soar vocally. Titles include "A Thousand Blue Bubbles", "Never Let Me Go", "This Is All I Ask", "People", "One More Mountain", and "Go Away Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Johnny MathisShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Groovy Mercury Records work from Johnny Mathis – a record that has the singer both hitting classic modes, and stretching out towards some of the hip changes in 60s music as well! The mix of tunes is very nice – with a few Beatles tunes, some bossa tracks, and a few more standard numbers to round out the mix – all arranged with some inventive rhythms by John Pisano, Glenn Osser, Jack Elliott, and Tony Osborne – in ways that make for a nice sense of variety throughout the record. Titles include a great reading of "The Shadow Of Your Smile" – plus "Quiet Nights", "Michelle", "Taste Of Honey", "Melinda", "Come Back To Me", "Something's Coming", and "Moment To Moment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an ink stamp.)

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Johnny MathisSo Nice ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on front and some light splash stains on front and back.)

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Johnny MathisSweetheart Tree ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A unique album – in that it represents some unusual London sessions from Johnny Mathis – material recorded in the UK with different arrangers than usual – including Tony Osborne, Alyn Ainsworth, and Allyn Ferguson – all of whom help give Mathis a slight change of flavor here! The new talents make for a fresh change – and the album also brings in a few US tracks too, with work by Glenn Osser and Lincoln Mayorga – on titles that include "Symphony", "The Skye Boat Song", "A Wonderful Day Like Today", "Clopin Clopant", "This Is Love", and "I'll Close My Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging.)

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Johnny MathisThis Is Love ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Great arrangements really make this one sparkle – thanks to backings from Allyn Ferguson, done in that perfect mix of soft strings and shimmering brass that seems to work best for the vocals of Johnny Mathis! The album's got a feel that's full, but never in a too-lush or sleepy way – that perfect balance you find on Johnny's key classics from the early years – of which this album is certainly a real standout. Ferguson's backings have a subtle sense of drama, but never overdone – and titles include "Over The Weekend", "More", "You Love Me", "Poinciana", "The Touch Of Your Lips", and "Just Move Along Meadowlark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing. Cover has light waviness.)

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Johnny MathisWonderful World Of Make Believe ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An album for Mercury that features Mathis working with arranger Allyn Ferguson – who often gives Johnny the same sort of shimmering charts he might get from Glenn Osser, but who takes a bit more liberties here with the "make believe" modes promised in the title! Lots of the tunes are numbers from shows – but those of a whimsical, wistful variety – postwar tunes with a fantasy vibe that's perfect for the inherent sense of longing in Mathis' vocals. Titles include "Shangri La", "House Of Flowers", "Beyond The Sea", "Camelot", "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", "Sands Of Time", and "When You Wish Upon A Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bennie MaupinMoonscapes ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A really great solo set from the great Bennie Maupin – part of an excellent run of records as a leader, cut during the stretch when he was riding to great fame with The Headhunters! The vibe here is deeper and more spiritual than his work with that group – still somewhat influenced by the Herbie Hancock electric years – with loads of wonderful keyboards from Bobby Lyle – but also stretched out with these spacious solos from Bennie on soprano, tenor, bass clarinet, and flute! Maupin also throws in a bit of electronics, too – as does the mighty Pat Gleeson, who produced the record, and also adds in some great keyboard work to give the whole thing a spacey edge that really lives up to the title and cover. Titles include "Nightwatch", "Sansho Shima", "Anua", and "Just Give It Some Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and heavy tearing on half the spine, but is in otherwise nice shape.)

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Paul MauriatEl Bimbo/Toccata ... CD
Mercury/Vocalion (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Hybrid SACD pressing – works on regular CD players too!)

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John MellencampGet A Leg Up/Whenever We Wanted ... 7-inch
Mercury (UK), 1991. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chuck MillerHouse Of Blue Lights/Can't Help Wonderin' ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1955. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mitchell TrioThat's The Way It's Gonna Be ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Featuring a young John Denver. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Mitchell TrioViolets Of Dawn ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Featuring a young John Denver. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Melba MooreLook What You're Doing To The Man ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great early soul set from Melba Moore – recording here as a much more righteous vocalist than on her previous theater performances in Purlie and Hair! The album's got a solid feel all the way through – one that really sets Moore on the right path in this side of her career, in ways that maximize the most righteous aspects of her vocals without going too far over the top, or into the area of showy cliches. Arrangements are by Charles Coleman, Charlie Calello, Jimmy Wisner, Thom Bell, and Bert DeCoteaux – and titles include "Loving You Comes So Easy", "Heaven Help Us All", "Searchin For A Dream", "Look What You're Doing To The Man", "Patience Is Rewarded", and "You Got The Power". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a bent corner at the back paste-on, and is lightly bent across the center.)

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Vinicius De MoraesMillennium ... CD
Mercury (Brazil), Mid 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Pat MorrisseyI'm Pat Morrissey – I Sing ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A rare one from singer Pat Morrissey – a sexy late 50s nightclub singer with a bit of a jazzy bent. The record's not going to knock Sarah Vaughan out of your collection, but Pat's got a warm intimate style of singing that makes the material stand out more than the usual vocal session from the time. Titles include "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Shadow Woman", "No Tears For Me", "Exactly Like You", and "Don't Explain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of splitting on the top seam, and some light wear on the opening edge – but vinyl is nice!)

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Milton NascimentoAnima ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
An ambitious early 80s session from Milton Nascimento – done in the style begun by his Minas and Geraes albums, and infused with an ever-growing sense of soul that makes even the mellower numbers sound great! There's a more popular approach to the songwriting here – one that goes a bit more for hooks than before – but that sound is fine with us, as Milton's beautiful vocals are well-suited so such a project. Caetano Veloso and Simone E Tadeu Franco make guest appearances on the record – and titles include "As Varias Pontas De Uma Estrela", "No Analices", "Certas Cancoes", "Evocacao Das Montanhas", and "Olha". CD

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Ohio PlayersContradiction ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersFire ... CD
Mercury, 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – and sometimes, the mellower tracks show a wonderful talent for harmonies coming even more fully to the top. But the real appeal of the record has always been the bold, bassy grooves that hit strongly just as ensemble funk was exploding in the mainstream during the early years of disco – making plenty of space for the Players and their contemporaries to grab up new audiences who never would have touched a record like this five years before! There's plenty of grit in the grooves on the best numbers – a style that's maybe not as dirty as on Westbound, but still more than enough to make any real funk fan proud. Titles include "Fire", "Together", "Together/Feelings", "It's All Over", "Runnin' From the Devil", "Smoke", "What The Hell", and "I Want To Be Free". CD
 
 
 



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