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Mainstream 300/400 series LP discography

Mainstream Records released over 100 LPs in the 300/400 series between 1970 and 1974. Many releases in the series are jazz albums but the series does also include some blues, easy listening and rock albums. There are gaps in the list especially towards the end of the series. These represent either albums I have failed to identify or catalog numbers that were not used. When available the "See more details" link leads to a page with a track list and musicians information.



Mainstream 300/400 series

Rated X for Excitement, Ron Frangipane & His Orchestra, 1970, Mainstream MRL 300

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Motion Pictures: The NOW Generation, Joe Scott & His Orchestra, 1970, Mainstream MRL 301

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Images, Dean Christopher & His Orchestra, 1970, Mainstream MRL 302

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Blood, Sweat & Brass, The Phoenix Authority, 1970, Mainstream MRL 303

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The Music of Laura Nyro, Ron Frangipane, 1970, Mainstream MRL 304

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Hard Mother Blues, Ernie Wilkins & His Orchestra, 1970, Mainstream MRL 305

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A 65 Piece Rock Workshop, Bobby Shad & The Bad Men, 1970, Mainstream MRL 306

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A Symphony of Our Time, Joe Scott, 1970, Mainstream MRL 307

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Hometown Blues, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, 1971, Mainstream MRL 308

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Carmen McRae, Carmen McRae, 1971, Mainstream MRL 309

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Ray Charles Arbee Stidham, Lil Son Jackson, James Wayne, 1971, Mainstream MRL 310

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The Blues, Lightning Hopkins, 1971, Mainstream MRL 311

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Charles Williams, Charles Williams, 1971, Mainstream MRL 312

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Hip Ensemble, Roy Haynes, 1971, Mainstream MRL 313

Tracks : Equipoise, I'm So High, Tangiers, Nothing Ever Changes For You My Love, Satan's Mysterious Feeling, You Name It

Musicians : Roy Haynes, Marvin Peterson, George Adams, Carl Schroeder, Terud Nakamura, Mervin Bronson, Elwood Johnson, Lawrence Killian, Elwood Johnson

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A New Shade of Blue, Harold Land, 1971, Mainstream MRL 314

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Blue Mitchell, Blue Mitchell, 1971, Mainstream MRL 315

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Screamin' Blues, Maynard Ferguson, 1971, Mainstream MRL 316

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Dave Hubbard, Dave Hubbard, 1971, Mainstream MRL 317

Tracks : Booga Bop, Patience, Dailey Bread, B.C., One For Becky, Some Other Blues, T.B.'s Delight

Musicians : Dave Hubbard, Albert Dailey, Jimmy Rowser, Harold White, Buck Clarke

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Hadley Caliman, Hadley Caliman, 1971, Mainstream MRL 318

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Right On, Maxine Weldon, 1971, Mainstream MRL 319

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Straight No Chaser, Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet, 1971, Mainstream MRL 320

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A Taste Of Honey, Morgana King, 1971, Mainstream MRL 321

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Sings and Swings Organ, Gloria Coleman Ltd., 1971, Mainstream MRL 322

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David Young, David Young, 1971, Mainstream MRL 323

Tracks : Pisces On The Cusp, For You With Love, Down Yonder, Joe Splivingates, Friday The Fourteenth, Animated Suspension

Musicians : Dave Young, Virgil Jones, Sonny Fortune, Harold Mabern, Richard Davis, Idris Muhammad

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Sonny Red, Sonny Red, 1971, Mainstream MRL 324

Tracks : Love Song, Tears, Mustang, And Then Again, My Romance, A Time for Love, Rodan

Musicians : Sonny Red, Cedar Walton, Herbie Lewis, Billy Higgins

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In Concert, Dizzy Gillespie & The Mitchell Ruff Duo, 1971, Mainstream MRL 325

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Dirty Blues, Lightning Hopkins, 1972, Mainstream MRL 326

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Stan Hope, Stan Hope, 1972, Mainstream MRL 327

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Sun, Moon And Stars, LaMont Johnson, 1972, Mainstream MRL 328

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Charles McPherson, Charles McPherson, 1972, Mainstream MRL 329

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John White, John White, 1972, Mainstream MRL 330

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Charles Kynard, Charles Kynard, 1972, Mainstream MRL 331

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Homecoming, Art Farmer, 1972, Mainstream MRL 332

Tracks : Homecoming, Cascavelo, Some Other Time, Blue Bossa, Here's That Rainy Day

Musicians : Art Farmer, Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, Billy Higgins, Mtume, Warren Smith

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Crankin', Curtis Fuller, 1972, Mainstream MRL 333

Tracks : Crankin', Maze, Black Bath, Ballade, The Spirit

Musicians : Curtis Fuller, Bill Hardman, Ramon Morris, Bill Washer, George Cables, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White

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Matrix, Michael Longo, 1972, Mainstream MRL 334

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Strayhorn: A Mitchell Ruff Interpretation, Mitchell Ruff, 1972, Mainstream MRL 335

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Awareness, Buddy Terry, 1972, Mainstream MRL 336

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The Guerilla Band, Hal Galper, 1972, Mainstream MRL 337

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Carmen's Gold, Carmen McRae, 1972, Mainstream MRL 338

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Chilly Wind, Maxine Weldon, 1972, Mainstream MRL 339

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A Time In My Life, Sarah Vaughan, 1972, Mainstream MRL 340

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Wishbone, Reggie Moore, 1972, Mainstream MRL 341

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Iapetus, Hadley Caliman, 1972, Mainstream MRL 342

Tracks : Watercress, Ambivalence, Dee's Glee, Iapetus, Quadrivium, Green Eyes

Musicians : Hadley Caliman, Luis Gasca, Todd Cochran, James Leary, Woody Theus, Victor Pantoja, Hungria Garcia

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Vital Blue, Blue Mitchell, 1972, Mainstream MRL 343

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Choma (Burn), Harold Land, 1972, Mainstream MRL 344

Tracks : Choma (Burn), Our Home, Black Cactus, Up And Down

Musicians : Harold Land, Bobby Hutcherson, Bill Henderson, Harold Land, Jr., Reggie Johnson, Ndugu, Woody Theus

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Trees, Grass and Things, Charles Williams, 1972, Mainstream MRL 345

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Katumbo (Dance), Johnny Coles, 1972, Mainstream MRL 346

Tracks : Never Can Say Goodbye, September Of My Years, 728, Petits Machins, Betty's Bossa, Funk Dumplin'

Musicians : Johnny Coles, Astley Fennell, Gregory Herbert, Howard Johnson, Cedar Walton, Reggie Workman, Bruce Ditmas

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Angyumaluma Bongliddleany Nannyany Awhan Yi!, Clark Terry, 1972, Mainstream MRL 347

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The Night Blooming Jazzmen, The Night Blooming Jazzmen, 1972, Mainstream MRL 348

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The Loud Minority, Frank Foster, 1972, Mainstream MRL 349

Tracks : The Loud Minority, Requiem For Dusty, J.P.'s Thing, E.W. - Beautiful People

Musicians : Frank Foster, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Cecil Bridgewater, Charles McGee, Dick Griffin, Kenny Rodgers, Harold Mabern, Jan Hammer, Earl Dunbar, Gene Perla, Stan Clarke, Omar Clay, Richard Pratt, Elvin Jones, Airto Moreira, Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Get It Together, Various Artists, 1972, Mainstream MRL 350

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Senyah, Roy Haynes, 1972, Mainstream MRL 351

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In Person, Carmen McRae, 1972, Mainstream MRL 352

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White Heat, Barry Miles, 1972, Mainstream MRL 353

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Wild Bird, Hal Galper, 1972, Mainstream MRL 354

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Cuore di Mama, Morgana King, 1972, Mainstream MRL 355

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Pure Dynamite, Buddy Terry, 1972, Mainstream MRL 356

Tracks : Quiet Afternoon, Paranoia, Baba Hengates

Musicians: Buddy Terry, Woody Shaw, Eddie Henderson, Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Mchezaji, Stan Clarke, Billy Hart, Lenny White, Airto Moreira, Mtume

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The Awakening, Mike Longo, 1972, Mainstream MRL 357

Tracks : Pass It, The Awakening, A Piece Of Resistance, Bitchin', Just To Let You Know

Musicians : Mike Longo, Virgil Jones, Curtis Fuller,James Moody, Alex Gafa, Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Dizzy Gillespie

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Otra Vez, Zoot Sims/Jimmy Raney/Jim Hall, 1972, Mainstream MRL 358

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Dues, Maynard Ferguson, 1972, Mainstream MRL 359

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A Time For Blues, Arbee Stidham with the Ernie Wilkins Orchestra, 1972, Mainstream MRL 360

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Sarah Vaughan, orchestra arranged and conducted by Michel Legrand, 1972, Mainstream MRL 361

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Alice Clark, Alice Clark, 1972, Mainstream MRL 362

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Dance of Allegra, Pete Yellin, 1972, Mainstream MRL 363

Tracks : Dance Of Allegra, Esculynn, Bird And The Ouija Board, Mebakush

Musicians: Pete Yellin, Eddie Henderson, Kenny Barron, Stanley Clarke, Billy Hart, Dom Um Romao

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Yesterday, Various Artists, 1972, Mainstream MRL 364

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Siku Ya Bibi (Day of the Lady), Charles McPherson, 1972, Mainstream MRL 365

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Woga, Charles Kynard, 1972, Mainstream MRL 366

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Damisi, Harold Land, 1972, Mainstream MRL 367

Tracks : Step Right Up To The Bottom, In The Back, In The Corner, In The Dark, Pakistan, Chocolate Mess, Damisi

Musicians : Harold Land, Oscar Brashear, Bill Henderson, Buster Williams, Ndugu

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Driftin' Blues, Charles Brown, 1972, Mainstream MRL 368

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Softly, Ruth Brown, 1972, Mainstream MRL 369

Tracks : On The Good Ship Lollipop, Help A Good Girl Go Bad, He's A Real Gone Guy, Porgy, What Am I Looking For, Here's That Rainy Day, Hurry On Down, Table For Two, What Do You Know (Que Sabes Tu), Whispering Grass, Watch It, I Know Why

Musicians : Roland Hanna is a member of the large orchestra that backs Ruth Brown on this album.

Originally released on Mainstream as Ruth Brown '65 in 1965.

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Smokin', Curtis Fuller, 1972, Mainstream MRL 370

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Gentle Eyes, Art Farmer, 1972, Mainstream MRL 371

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Six by Six, Maynard Ferguson, 1972, Mainstream MRL 372

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Gingerbread Men, Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet, 1972, Mainstream MRL 373

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Blues' Blues, Blue Mitchell, 1972, Mainstream MRL 374

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Mannekind, Shelley Manne, 1972, Mainstream MRL 375

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Family, Paul Jeffrey, 1972, Mainstream MRL 376

Tracks : F.U., Immigration, Motor Drive, Ina, Kim, Rodan, Bianca

Musicians : Paul Jeffrey, Joe Gardner, Hamiet 'Bunny' Bluiett, J. C. Williams, Stuart Butterfield, Bob Stewart, George Cables, Stan Clarke, Wilbur Ware, Thelonious Monk, Jr.

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Ellerine, Ellerine Harding, 1972, Mainstream MRL 377

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A Little Lovin', Mel Dancy, 1972, Mainstream MRL 378

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Feelin' Good, Sarah Vaughan, 1972, Mainstream MRL 379

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Furioso, Reggie Moore, 1972, Mainstream MRL 380

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Stickball, Charles Williams, 1972, Mainstream MRL 381

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Scatbird, Barry Miles, 1972, Mainstream MRL 382

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Bertha Belle Browne, Bertha Belle Browne, 1972, Mainstream MRL 383

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Bananas Are Not Created Equal, Jay Berliner, 1972, Mainstream MRL 384

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Ups 'n' Downs, Bud Powell, 1973, Mainstream MRL 385

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Daahoud, Max Roach/Clifford Brown, 1972, Mainstream MRL 386

Tracks : Daahoud, I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You, Joyspring, I Get A Kick Out Of You, These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You, Mildama

Musicians : Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow

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I Want You, Carmen McRae, 1972, Mainstream MRL 387

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Freedom Jazz Dance, The Night Blooming Jazzmen, 1972, Mainstream MRL 388

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Your Mama Don't Dance, Charles Kynard, 1973, Mainstream MRL 389

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Watershed, Paul Jeffrey, 1973, Mainstream MRL 390

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Lean On Him, Buddy Terry, 1973, Mainstream MRL 391

Tracks : Lean On Me (Lean On Him), Holy Holy Holy, Climbing Higher Mountains, Amazing Grace, Inner Peace, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, Love Offering

Musicians : Buddy Terry, Eddie Henderson, Larry Willis, Ernie Hayes, Jay Berliner, Wilbur Bascomb, Bernard Purdie, Lawrence Killian, Alphonse Mouzon, Dee Dee Bridgewater

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The Last Tango=Blues, Blue Mitchell, 1973, Mainstream MRL 392

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Our Way (Tahka-Tahka), The Barry Sisters, 1973, Mainstream MRL 393

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Soul Makossa, Afrique, 1973, Mainstream MRL 394

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Today's Man, Charles McPherson, 1973, Mainstream MRL 395

Tracks : Charisma, Naima, Invitation, Stranger In Paradise, Cheryl, Bell Bottoms

Musicians : Charles McPherson, Cecil Bridgewater, Richard Williams, Garnett Brown, Chris Woods, Frank Wess, Julius Watkins, Barry Harris, Lawrence Evans, Billy Higgins

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Windows, Jack Wilkins, 1973, Mainstream MRL 396

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It's The Right Thing, Pete Yellin, 1973, Mainstream MRL 397

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Inner Journey, Hal Galper, 1973, Mainstream MRL 398

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March 1936, Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds of Joy, 1973, Mainstream MRL 399

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Graffiti Blues, Blue Mitchell, 1973, Mainstream MRL 400

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Live In Japan, Sarah Vaughan, 1973, Mainstream MRL 401

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Many Shades Of Blue, Blue Mitchell, 1974, Mainstream MRL 402

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Live and Doin' It, Carmen McRae, 1974, Mainstream MRL 403

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Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet, 1974, Mainstream MRL 404

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Low Down Dirty Blues, Lightning Hopkins, 1974, Mainstream MRL 405

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Paul Jeffrey, Paul Jeffrey, 1974, Mainstream MRL 406

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Going Down Slow, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, 1974, Mainstream MRL 407

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Jazz, Various Artists, 1974, Mainstream MRL 408

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Billie Holiday Revisted By, Various Artists, 1974, Mainstream MRL 409

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The Guitar Players, Various Artists, 1974, Mainstream MRL 410

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Frank Turba, Frank Turba, 1974, Mainstream MRL 411

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Send In The Clowns, Sarah Vaughan, 1974, Mainstream MRL 412

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Booty, Various Artists, 1974, Mainstream MRL 413

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Dr. Slingshot, The Amboy Dukes, 1974, Mainstream MRL 414

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Red Light, The Stroziers, 1974, Mainstream MRL 415

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At The Sydney Opera House, Don Burrows Quartet, 1974, Mainstream MRL 416

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Looking Backwards To Tomorrow, Jeannie Lewis, 1974, Mainstream MRL 417

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There may be a few more releases afrter MRL 417. If so these will be added at a later date.


Last updated May 2011