A great little album from Hag's golden era for Capitol! Keep Movin' On falls a little outside his classic work, but it's aged well, and is a great batch of Haggard originals with a running ramblin' theme. Tracks include "Movin' On", "Life's Like Poetry", "September In ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Let's get this straight. Merle Haggard SINGS "Okie From Muskogee" but he is not THE "Okie From Muskogee". Nevertheless, this is the record that put the honky in honky tonk. Merle sure pretended to not like hippies back in '69, and story has it he even refused an invitation to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
An unusual bit of female folk from mid 70s California – not really country, but far from the sound of the LA scene too – a distinction that's probably made even stronger by the small studio recording of the record in San Jose! Kathy Heideman sings straight at some times, but has these ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful early 70s debut LP from a then 20-year-old, Halifax reared Catherine Howe – produced and arranged by US jazz pianist Bobby Scott in a mode that manages to feel lush and opulent while never belying Catherine's warmth, intimacy and maturity – and quite possibly the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Hang Your Head In Shame", "That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine", "Farther & Farther Apart", "Never Have Never Will", "Rockin Alone In An Old Rockin Chair", and "Honky Tonkin Party Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
Incredible String Band —
Big Huge ... LP Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good ...
Half of the fourth album from The Incredible String Band and their most sprawling work to date – which was originally split into separate LPs for the US release – this being The Big Huge portion! Multi-instrumentalists Mike Heron & Robin Williamson began using studio multi-tracking ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Incredible String Band —
I Looked Up ... CD Elektra/BGO (UK), 1970. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A nicely subtle album from the Incredible String Band – a set that maybe doesn't have the same sort of fanfare as their earliest albums, but which also has the group really honing their sound! Make no mistake, there's nothing commercial or pop-oriented going on – it's just that Mike ... read moreCD
Incredible String Band —
U ... CD Elektra/BGO (UK), 1970. New Copy 2 CDs ...
Just Sold Out!
A wonderfully expansive album from The Incredible String Band – initially performed as a stage project with the Stone Monkey dance troupe, and featuring the ISB at their most evocative and creative! Some tunes have a darker, sinister undercurrent – that link between the band and the ... read moreCD
A late 60s Waylon Jennings album cut with Oklahoma husbands & wives quartet The Kimberlys – almost certainly a record that Outlaws-era Waylon would have looked back on in pure disgust – but ultimate a really sweet set of late 60s folksy sunshine pop grandeur mixed with Waylon's down ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Southern hillbilly soul from Fern Jones – a minister, church singer and songwriter with a real feel for the secular shake of 50s Sun Records, honky tonk, and shout blues – a pure evangelical with a worldly groove! Fern worked the gospel circuit of tent and church shows for many, many ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really early record by a young, fresh-faced George Jones – his full length debut, actually – released in 1957 by Starday, not too long after his debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry! George had been recording some artistically promising, if underselling singles for a couple years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Righteous earth mama vibes from our hometown sweetheart Bonnie Koloc. Bonnie was part of the original folk cabaret scene around old town here in Chicago, and this is her first album, with her gutsy, folky vocals and songwriting underpinned by a groovy rock-inflected backing band, that features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kris had been around Nashville for a while as a songwriter, but it wasn't until 1970 that people managed to get him to make a record of his own versions of his songs. Country with a touch of Leonard Cohen, Dylan, etc. With "Me & Bobby McGee", and "Sunday Mornin Comin Down". CD
Kris had been around Nashville for a while as a songwriter, but it wasn't until 1970 that people managed to get him to make a record of his own versions of his songs. Country with a touch of Leonard Cohen, Dylan, etc. With "Me & Bobby McGee", and "Sunday Mornin Comin Down". LP, Vinyl record album
Willie Nelson without the long hair – really sounding great on a set of early recordings for RCA! That amazing voice is already very firmly in place – that sharp, raspy tone that was an instant original in country music – especially when singing Nelson's own words, which really ... read moreCD
A truly great later Willie Nelson record – revisiting some of his classics, though this time with the beautifully moody, warm and lived-in production of Daniel Lanois and backing vocals by Emmylou Harris. It's among Nelson's finest full lengths ever, and among our favorite Lanois productions ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl, remastered and sounding better than ever – on 2LP gold colored vinyl in a tip-on gatefold sleeve.)
Phil Ochs really opens up his sound on this one – working with larger arrangements that make the album sound quite different than the stark, angry folk of his Elektra albums – in a way that creates an even more complicated approach to Ochs' themes cynicism and bitterness. Arrangements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
More classic Bakersfield country twang from the great Buck Owens. Includes the title track, "In the Palm of Your Hand", "Heart of Glass", "Cadillac Lane", and "Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You". LP, Vinyl record album
Buck's follow up to his smash Bakersfield sound classic "No one But You/Before You Go" LP. And while the songwriting isn't as strong as that release, it does still have the beautiful stylistic flourishes that the Buckaroos had mastered at this point: Bucks proud vocal stylings, twanging ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early pre-Decca work by Webb Pierce – with titles that include "Lucy Lee", "The Darkest Hour", "It's All Between The Lines", "I'm Happy That You Hurt Me", and "High Geared Daddy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has a small bit of seam splitting, and some clear tape on the top seam.)