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Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material, 2015 on Mercury Nashville

The follow up to her break out Same Trailer, Different Park, released in 2015 on Mercury Nashville. Love the songwriting here – modern twist on classic country songwriting,…

Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel (aka Peter Gabriel III, or Melt), 1980 on Mercury

The third in the series of self-titled releases Gabriel put out between 1977 and 1982, Melt features lots of complex synthesizer and percussion work, with guests like Robert…

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park, 2013 on Mercury

My copy is the 2023 Vinyl Me Please reissue (in the VMP Essentials, not VMP Country track) on “green galaxy” vinyl. Love Musgraves’ songwriting – this was her…

David Bowie, Space Oddity, (originally) 1969 on Mercury

An album so great they named it three times. šŸ˜‰ Originally released with the album title “David Bowie” by Philips in the UK, but by Mercury in the…

Sarah Vaughan, The New Scene, 1966 on Mercury.

Sarah Vaughan, The. New Scene, 1966 on Mercury. One of Vaughan’s later Mercury albums, a few years after the Tivoli live record. Includes the Lennon-McCartney Michelle

Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, 1998 on Mercury.

Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, 1998 on Mercury. My copy is the Music on Vinyl reissue from 2014 which is a great release. Another album…

Robert Cray, Strong Persuader, 1986 on Mercury.

Robert Cray, Strong Persuader, 1986 on Mercury. Labels say The Robert Cray Band, front cover just Robert Cray. Either way a solid guitar driven blues album

Dinah Washington, The Good Old Days, 1963 on Mercury.

Dinah Washington, The Good Old Days, 1963 on Mercury. There was going to be a “More Of The Good Old Days” (MG20623) but as far as I can…

Oscar Peterson, Soul EspaƱol, 1968 on Limelight.

Oscar Peterson, Soul EspaƱol, 1968 on Limelight. Limelight was a Mercury subsidiary for well know Jazz artists – originally headed by Quincy Jones. Some folks see this as…

Oscar Petetron Trio & Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson Plus One, 1964 on Mercury.

Oscar Peterson Trio & Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson Plus One, 1964 on Mercury. I’m a huge fan of the Trio in the Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen configuration…

David Bowie, The Man Who Sold The World, 1970 on Mercury.

David Bowie, The Man Who Sold The World, 1970 on Mercury. My copy is on RCA/Victor, who reissued in 1972 with this black and white photo of Ziggy…

Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing the Best of Irving Berlin, 1958 on Mercury.

Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing the Best of Irving Berlin, 1958 on Mercury. MG 20316, mono. ” Long Playing Microgroove” labels Great thrift shop find. Though the…

The Call, Modern Romans, 1983 on Mercury

The Call, Modern Romans, 1983 on Mercury Michael Been, Greg Freedman, Scott Musick, Tom Ferrier, Steve Huddleston, and Garth Hudson ( of The Band) – this was the…

The Call, The Call, 1982 on Mercury.

The Call, The Call, 1982 on Mercury. Debut album from Santa Cruz CA band The Call headed by Michael Been. I think I thought they were a UK…

Erroll Garner, Afternoon Of An Elf, 1955 on Mercury.

Erroll Garner, Afternoon Of An Elf, 1955 on Mercury. Long-playing microgroove LP from the fifties. Garner cut these tunes with the index finger of his left hand in…

Dinah Washington, For Lonely Lovers, 1960 on Mercury.

Dinah Washington, For Lonely Lovers, 1960 on Mercury. Labels suggest my copy is a later repress, circa 1964-68. Inner sleeves have other Mercury releases from 1964 plus ads…

Gerry Mulligan, Mulligan Plays Mulligan, 1956 on Prestige, reissued 1982 in the Original Jazz Classics series.

Gerry Mulligan, Mulligan Plays Mulligan, 1956 on Prestige, reissued 1982 in the Original Jazz Classics series. Gerry Mulligan, A Profile of Gerry Mulligan, 1958 on Mercury, original pressing….

Rush, Moving Pictures, 1981 on Mercury

Rush, Moving Pictures, 1981 on Mercury One of my early selections in the Columbia House Record Club. Still my favorite Rush album and one of my favorite prog…

Sarah Vaughan, Sassy Swings the Tivoli, 1963 on Mercury.

Sarah Vaughan, Sassy Swings the Tivoli, 1963 on Mercury. Musical director Quincy Jones. Recorded live at The Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, with The Kirk Stuart Trio Original…

ABC, The Lexicon of Love, 1982 on Mercury

ABC, The Lexicon of Love, 1982 on Mercury (in the UK it came out first on Neutron). Shoot That Poison Arrow, The Look of Love – debut album…