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Merle HaggardComplete 60s Capitol Singles ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, 1960s. New Copy .... $11.99 16.98
The complete collection of Hag's 60s singles at Capitol – with some of his most legendary songs – along with some equal treasures that just didn't hit as big on the charts! It's a pretty tightly-focused set that starts with the formative, Bakersfield honky tonk-honed style of the earlier singles and segues pretty early to his popular and creative peaks as both a performer and songwriter! That smoky smooth voice is as great as it would ever be during this period, and he really starts showing his storytelling excellence on these songs, too. To this day, Haggard doesn't get the credit he deserves for his empathetic songcraft – and many of his best songs are in this set! 28 tracks in all: "I'm Gonna Break Every Heart In Can", "Falling For You", "Swinging Doors", "The Bottle Let Me Down", "Silver Wings", "Branded Man", "Sing Me Back Home", "The Fugitive", "You'll Never Love Me Now", "If I Had Left It Up To You", "Someone Told My Story", "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am", CD

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New Wanda JacksonBest Of The Classic Capitol Singles ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, Mid 50s-Early 60s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Pivotal singles from the amazing Wanda Jackson – one of the greatest female rock and country voices from the 50s onward – who mixes a cutesy coo and a feral growl for a sound that was pretty much unprecedented at the time! The material bridges proto rock and country music in a way that confused the heck outta radio programmers and the label's hope to break her into superstardom back in the day – and Wanda had a voice that could've (and should've) made her a star on par with the Sun Studios boys club. She's tough and tender at the same time – and Capitol producer Ken Nelson is near the top of his game here, too. This really is the best of her Capitol singles – 29 in all – including "I Gotta Know", "Fujiyama Mama", "Honey Bop", "Did You Miss Me?", "Right Or Wrong", "Sinful Heart", "In The Middle Of A Heartbreak", "Mean Mean Man', "Sympathy", You Bug Me Bad", "Silver Threads And Golden Needles", "Rock Your Baby", "(Every Time They Play) Our Song", "Little Charm Bracelet", "No Wedding Bells For Joe", "Honey Bop" and more. CD
 
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Merle HaggardOkie From Muskogee – Live (2CD version – with Fightin' Side Of Me) ... CD
Capitol, 1969. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99 21.98
An amazing live document of Hag at his late 60s best! Recorded in – you guessed it – Muskogee, OK in 1969, this excellent 45th Anniversary edition also includes the nearly as great, comparably rare follow-up live album Fightin' Side Of Me, recorded in Philly in 1970. If you've seen Merle Haggard live over the years, you might have gotten the picture that "Okie" is more of a satire of conservatism than an indictment of hippies – but it's powerful anyway – and the album also includes great live versions of a bunch of his best ever songs, including "Mama Tried", "No Hard Times", "In the Arms Of Love", "If I Had Left It Up To You", "White Line Fever", "Blue Rock", "Okie From Muskogee", and a medley of "Swinging Doors", "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive", "Sing Me Back Home", and "Branded Man". Fighting Side Of Me is best known for the reactionary title tune, quite unfortunately, since it's a really amazing document of Haggard and the Strangers at their all time best. Like most of Merle's live shows throughout the years, it's bookended by some great original tunes like "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am" and "Today I Started Loving You Again", plus a travelogue of 20th Century country music – from the spare sadness of Jimmie Rodgers's "T.B. Blues" to the Western swing of "Corrine, Corrina", to Tommy Collins's "When Did Right Become Wrong", Johnny Cash's "Orange Blossom Special", Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On" and well beyond. All of which is to say it's one of the best live country albums ever recorded for a major label! CD

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Louvin BrothersTragic Songs Of Life/Satan Is Real (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Raven (Australia), 1956. Used .... $9.99
2 of very best LPs ever cut by the Louvin Brothers – Tragic Sounds Of Life and Satan Is Real – back to back on CD complete with bonus tracks! Tragic Songs Of Life is quite possibly THE greatest record that the Louvin Brothers ever made – and a haunting batch of songs filled with death and disaster, sung in a crystalline harmony style by Ira and Charlie! Includes the oft-quoted "Kentucky", plus loads of other great ones, including "Take The News To Mother", "What Is Home Without Love", the bone-chilling "Knoxville Girl", and "Mary Of The Wild Moor". Great stuff, and completely essential! Satan Is Real is a fantastic record of country harmony spirituals, cut during the height of their years at Capitol! The record's a treasure all the way through – from great songs like "Satan is Real", "The Drunkard's Room", and "Dying From Home, And Lost" – to the groovy cover that has the Louvins smirking next to a flaming pile of garbage with a self designed statue of Satan. Incredible stuff! Other titles include the Gram Parsons epiphany "The Christian Life", "Satan's Jeweled Crown" and "I'm Ready To Go Home" and more. The CD also includes 4 bonus tracks of 45 sides: "Blue From Now On", "Red Head Hop", "Read What's In My Heart" and "My Heart Was Trampled On The Street". CD
(Out of print.)

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Buck OwensBuck 'Em – The Music Of Buck Owens 1955 to 1967 ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $24.99 26.98
A fantastic Buck Owens retrospective from the always affectionate, comprehensive and respectful Omnivore label – an appropriately named company if there ever was one – because we hungrily eat up just about everything they put out! Buck Owens two-fronted legacy as a Bakersfield honky tonk pioneer and folksy television personality have been safe and sound for years, but this is the first Buck Owens collection we've seen to so perfectly balance the uber-classic singles and album tracks with comparable rarities – and most of it appears in tight, punchy mono versions. Includes some great early and live versions of some of this best tunes, and the whole thing is great, for newcomers and lifelong fans alike! 50 tracks on 2CDs: "Down On The Corner Of Love", "Hot Dog", "Sweet Thing", "Fooliin' Around", "Fool Me Again", "My Heart Skips A Beat (Early Version)", "Act Naturally (Live In Bakersfield)", "Close Up The Honky Tonks", "Truck Drivin' Man", "Hello Trouble", "I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)", "Cryin' Time". "Before You Go", "Together Again", "Heartbreak Mountain", "The Girl On Sugar Pie Lane" and many more – reaching back to the late 50s, but mostly from Buck's 60s peak with producer Ken Nelson. CD

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Don Rich & The BuckaroosThat Fiddlin Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, 1971. Used .... $8.99
Lead Buckaroo Don Rich steps out front for this great early 70s compilation of fiddle-led instros! That Fiddlin Man is a relative rarity in the Buckaroos canon, but it's a terrific record – featuring instrumentals that found their way onto other hard-to-find Buck Owens And His Buckaroos LPs over the years, but absolutely deserved (and still deserve) a spotlight showcase long player of their own. The tight Bakersfield Sound backdrop is in full effect, but it's Don's bright, energetic fiddle that leads the way instead of his own electric guitar or Buck's voice. It's also heavy with Don Rich originals, including "Pretty Girl Hoedown", "Louisiana Waltz", "Dublin Waltz" and "Tumwater Breakdown" – plus a nice take on "Orange Blossom Special" and more. This excellent version on Omnivore doubles the original tracklist – with 10 bonus tracks similarly compiled from hard-to-find 60s records. 20 tracks in all! CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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New Tex WilliamsVintage Collections ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New BuckaroosBuckaroos Play Buck & Merle – The Buck Owens Song Book/The Songs Of Merle Haggard ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, 1965/1971. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Benchmark Bakersfield honky tonk sounds from The Buckaroos – sans Buck Owens – on a couple of classic-level instrumentals sets for Capitol! Led buy guitarist, and when duty calls, fiddle player Don Rich – the band covers the biggest hits they recorded and performed over the years behind leader Buck on The Buck Owens Song Book set – a faithful take on their own electric twang style – in an instrumental setting. The electric guitars serve nicely in place of the lead vocals on the uber-classics "I've Got A Tiger By The The Tail", "Act Naturally", "My Heart Skips A Beat", "Together Again", "I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)" and more. The Buckaroos take a different approach and show some stylistic range on their covers of fellow Bakersfield veteran Merle Haggard – with some groovy organ, banjo, mandolin and other alternate instrumentation in the mix – on top of their legendary style of electric twang – with some occasional chorus vocals for an even deeper twist. Includes covers of Hag classics "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)", "Hungry Eyes", "Swinging Doors", "Mama Tried" and more. Hats off to Omnivore for digging deep and pulling together 2 overlooked albums by one of the greatest backing bands in country music history! CD

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New Merle HaggardLand Of Many Churches ... CD
Capitol/Razor & Tie, Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Kingston TrioCollectors Series ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
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