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Mercury Series

* 10000 Series
* 15000 Series (10")
* 20000 Series A
* 20000 Series B
* 25000 Series (10")
* 30000 Series (10")
* 35000/JATP/MGC
* 40000 Golden Lyre
* Living Presence
* 80000 Custom
* 90000 Tono
* PPS Series
* SRM Series
* Demo/Sampler


* EmArcy 26000 (10")
* EmArcy 36000 (12")
* EmArcy MGE/SRE
* EmArcy EMS
* Wing 12000
* Wing 12100/16100
* Wing 14000/18000
* Wing 60000
* Limelight
* Philips U.S.
* Fontana U.S.
* Smash
* Blue Rock
* Cumberland
* ...

(33rpm 7")

* Mercury 200/600
* Limelight 300
* Smash 700
* Fontana 750
* Philips 800/2700

Extended Play
(45rpm 7")

* Mercury EP 3000
* Mercury EP 4000
* Mercury EP 5000
* EmArcy EP 6000
* Wing EP 16000
* Mercury MEP
* Childcraft/Playcraft
* miscellaneous


* Mercury 2000
* Mercury 3000
* Mercury 5000
* Mercury 6000
* Mercury 8000
* Mercury 8900
* Mercury 11000
* Mercury 70000
* Mercury 89000
* EmArcy 16000
* Limelight
* Wing
* Blue Rock
* ...

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Mercury Records Collection

by MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
... somebody says, every record on earth should have equal right to be played any longer ...

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT an official site for Mercury Record Corporation,
but just a personal site for sharing information on the web.

[English] [Japanese]
since May 24, 2002.
Last Updated: (none)
September 28, 2014

uDiscover posted an article featuring the legendary cloth-bound album “The Jazz Scene”
(my copy is here) - check it out.

The Jazz Scene - The Most Important Album You've Never Heard?
July 17, 2014

Column update: A long story behind a particular copy of Pete Rugolo's album.

And for what it's worth, now we have a Facebook Page.

older comments...

NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THIS SITE (click the cover pic for more info)
you can also reach them (and many others)
from the numerical lists on the left side!
Jul. 17, 2014 new!
Nov. 21, 2013
Nov. 21, 2013
Nov. 20, 2013
Jan. 26, 2012
Jun. 22, 2010

EmArcy 16002
Jan. 17, 2010
Oct. 28, 2008
[MG C-507]
Jun. 19, 2007
[PHS 600-108]
Jun. 6, 2007
May 29, 2007
Apr. 3, 2007
what was new...

Many Thanks To...

I Have To Say Thanks To The People...

  • Görgen Antonsson-san, who sometimes review my site and kindly points incorrect information. He even gave me several Mercury LPs.
  • barbcity-san, who kindly privided many information on albums which I didn't own. He also provided several photographs of album covers. Please take a look at his marvellous items he is selling at eBay!
  • Christopher Evans-san, who also kindly provided several photographs of album covers which I still don't own yet. His Space Age Pop a go-go site is also worth investigating in detail. Great site!
  • Mark Lungo-san, who helped me a lot to provide many information on the LPs I had not listed yet.
  • foxworth-san, who also kindly provided scanned images of album covers which I still don't own yet.
  • Rob Smith-san, who also kindly provided scanned images of album covers which I still don't own yet.
  • Peter Hansson-san, who also kindly provided scanned images of album covers which I still don't own yet.
  • Earl Oliver-san, who taught me the information on MG-20857 / SR-60857. which I still don't own yet.
  • Brad-san, who also kindly provided scanned images of album covers which I still don't own yet.
  • Tim Kays-san, who sent me detailed information on JATP albums.
  • Raymond W. Morley-san, who gave me personnel information on MG-25095 and MG-20171.
  • Hansen-san, who provided me an information on MG-20303.
  • Jeffery Kennedy-san, who kindly let me know MG-20963 / SR-60963 which was missing on the list.
  • Teja Prellwitz-san, who kindly let me know the personnel as well as master numbers of MG C-114.
  • Hiroyuki Umetsu-san, who is an EmArcy collector and kindly provided me many information.
  • Masaya Hasegawa-san, who also is an extraordinary EmArcy collector and provided me so many important information.
  • Niizu-san, who kindly taught me the stereo number of MG-20409.

Shops I Love To Visit Often

  • Disk Union Kichijoji Jazz & Classic shop, where I have got (and maybe I will) many Mercury Jazz discs :)
  • RECOfan Kichijoji shop, where I found (and I hope I will) fine Mercury albums at low prices ;-P
  • HaL's Record, where is located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. An invaluable Jazz-only vinyl shop.
  • TOPS new!, a great shop full of Jazz LPs. Located near the Kawasaki station.

Second-Hand Vinyl Shops On The Web

  • Ted's Record Room by Ted Foster, where I bought some Brook Benton's Mercury albums at fair price.
  • Flipside Records, where I bought another Brook Benton's Mercury album: various LPs can be found here.
  • Nagata's Jazz Page by Masatoshi Nagata-san, where he sells unwanted second-hand analogues. And he maintains his own Roland Kirk Discography. Worth seeing.
  • Wonderyear Records, where you can find many "rare" vinyls including Mercury discs.
  • Gatefold Records, where I could find hard-to-find Mercury analogues.
  • WeGotRecords, where tons of nice records are always stocked.
  • Weird Harold's holds various kinds of vintage LPs at fair price.
  • World Wide Wax lists many many Mercury albums including rarest ones.
  • Recordsbymail.com by Craig Moerer, holds over a million of vinyl phonographs.
  • CyrCoMusic.com by Jeff Cyr, always stocks various vinyls from cheap ones to the rarest ones.
  • All-Vinyl Records by Tony Lenz, have many interesting vinyls.
  • Platterpus by Bruce Moore: I visit and buy some very often :)
  • Irvington Music new! by Larry and Susan Gunderson, specializing in Classical LPs

Favourite Sites

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