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✨✧ Carriere Brothers/Lawtell PlayboysLa La – Louisana Black French Music ... LP
Maison De Soul, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s recordings, but with a very timeless feel – sounds from far out in the Louisiana scene, recorded in Frilot Cove and Lawtell! (Blues, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has an index label on back.)

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Merle Travis & Johnny BondGreat Songs Of The Delmore Brothers ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Great late work from Merle Travis – a wonderful reworking of Delmore Brothers tunes, done with Johnny Bond! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stetson UK pressing, from the 80s.)

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Brother OswaldBashful Brother Oswald ... LP
Starday, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
An album that celebrates Oswald's 25 years with Roy Acuff & The Smokey Mountain Boys! LP, Vinyl record album
(Light green label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousDevil Is Busy In Knoxville – Early Gospel Recordings 1927 to 1955 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99
A slew of vintage gospel material from the 78rpm generation – some of it with a definite country tinge, some of it a bit more bluesy – and all of it great! The package really lives up to the shellac-digging strengths of other compilations on Mississippi – and really opens us up to a world we might never have experienced otherwise – wonderful rare material that already great on its own, but which resonates strongly in the company of all the other tracks on the set – pressed up on vinyl, which furthers the classic feel of the music too! Titles include "I Had A Dream" by Lottie Bracy, "I'll Be Rested" by Blind Roosevelt Graves, "I Can't Tarry" by Two Gospel Keys, "You Can't Hide" by Mother McCollum, "Where The Soul Of A Man Never Dies" by The Anglin Brothers, "Gods Little Birds" by Sister OM Terrell, and "No Drunkard Can Enter" by The Delmore Brothers. (Gospel, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTruckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels – The Blissed-Out Birth Of Country Rock Vol 2 – 1969 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... $21.99 26.98
An amazing second chapter to this wonderful series – and like the first, a perfectly-chosen batch of tracks that shows the return of country styles to rock music at the end of the 60s! Most of the artists here are those of the LA scene – who had a surprisingly strong respect for the sounds of Bakersfield and Nashville – but the set also includes some other artists who really fit into the mix well – almost all of them big names of the time, or of later years – but working here in a sound that's still very fresh, and free from all the cliches that crept into country rock in the 70s! Bear Family really took a lot of care with the whole thing – and the set features over 50 pages of notes, telling the track-by-track tale of country rock from 1969 – a set of 23 titles that includes "Level With Your Sense" by The Corvettes, "Sin City" by The Flying Burrito Brothers, "Texas Me" by Sir Douglas Quintet, "Drug Store Truck Driving Man" by The Byrds, "Up On Cripple Creek" by The Band, "Make Me Smile" by Poco, "We Need A Whole Lot More Jesus" by Linda Ronstadt, "Ruby" by The First Edition, "I'm Movin On" by Elvis Presley, "Vaccination For The Blues" by The Sanland Brothers, and "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass" by Buck Owens. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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Bonny Prince BillyBest Troubador ... CD
Drag City, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
A tribute to the great Merle Haggard, and one of Will Oldham's best albums yet – as Bonny Prince Billy, or as any of his other noms de plume – and truly as warm and honest of an homage to Hag as we'd ever hope to hear! Merle Haggard is best known to the masses as an icon of classic country, especially hardscrabble honky tonk, but he was lover of myriad styles of rural American music, always filtering diverse strains into his own songwriting, his live and studio arrangements, and interpretations of other songwriters. As such a unique voice and writer himself, Oldham deeply understands Haggard, and in these versions of songs from throughout Haggard's career you can really hear his love and respect, while still doing his own thing with the material. It's a joy whether you're longtime fans of Palace Brothers, Bonny Prince Billy, Will Oldham et al, Merle Haggard, or even just timeless, unique, largely acoustic music. There's a lot to love here! Includes unique versions of a couple Hag standards, but even richer with fan favorites and lesser-known songs he wrote or lovingly adapted over the years. Includes "The Fugitive", "My Old Pal", "Haggard (Like I've Never Been Before)", "Rose In The Winter", "Nobody's Darling", "If I Could Only Fly" and more. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash at San Quentin ... LP
Columbia/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Johnny returns to prison for another incredible set – a set might be an even more remarkable portrait of the Man In Black at his raucous best than the uber legendary Live At Folsom Prison! Like the Folsom gig, the set was captured by producer Bob Johnston, who also so masterfully recorded Bob Dylan at his most primal. Unlike the Folsom set, in which Johnny was famously accompanied by the Tennessee Three, the San Quentin band was fleshed out to include all of the still performing Carter women, Carl Perkins and the Statler Brothers. Another breathtaking prison recording, featuring the famous version of "A Boy Named Sue" where you hear the crowd going completely nuts. Tracks include "I Walk The Line", "Darling Companion", "San Quentin", "Wanted Man", "Peace In The Valley", "Wreck Of Old 97" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Johnny Cash at San Quentin ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Fairport ConventionWho Knows Where The Time Goes – The Essential Fairport Convention (3CD set) ... CD
Island/Universal (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
The genius of Fairport Convention knows no bounds – as the group were an ever-vibrant, ever-creative ensemble – often changing membership as much as they experimented with new styles – in a fantastic range that's very well captured on this 3CD set! Fairport are way more than the folk rock outfit that they're most easily identified as – because although the group certainly draws a lot from folk traditions, both ancient and modern, they bring so much more to their music as well – including especially compelling use of electric guitar and bass (the former on many of these tracks by the young Richard Thompson) – and transcendent vocals from Sandy Denny that really helps take the music to a new dimension. The set offers about a decade's worth of recordings by the group – 52 tracks in all – including some more unusual moments, and even some rarer tracks too – a great selection of titles that includes "Sir Patrick Spens", "Fotheringay", "Suzanne", "Chelsea Morning", "Ballad Of Easy Rider", "Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood", "Matty Groves", "Genesis Hall", "The Plainsman", "The Hens March Through The Midden & The Four Poster Bed", "Cropredy Capers", "When First Into This Country", "Farewell Farewell", "Angles Brown", "The Last Waltz", "John Lee", "Breakfast In Mayfair", "Sailor's Alphabet", and "Banks Of The Sweet Primroses". CD

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Mac WisemanTis Sweet To Be Remembered – Complete Recordings – 1951 to 1964 (6CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. Used 6CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing music from the great Mac Wiseman – an artist who was as important to the growth of bluegrass in the 50s as Bill Monroe or the Stanley Brothers – but who doesn't always get his due! Mac's voice is amazing – wonderfully expressive, but in a slyly subtle way – and his range of material here is wonderful, and often surpasses most of the settings in which he worked! A good deal of tracks come from Wiseman's time at Dot Records – where he also acted as their country A&R person – and the set features loads of singles that have never been reissued from the Dot years – plus later Capitol Records tracks, including a full Capitol album that was never released! We've really fallen in love with Mac's music over the years – and this collection does him justice that no other package on the market has before – complete with 164 prime recordings on 6CDs, and a massive heavy book that's filled with images, photos, and rich writings on Wiseman's career by Charles Wolfe and Eddie Stubbs! CD

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VariousBristol Sessions 1927/1928 – The Big Bang Of Country Music (5CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1927/1928. New Copy 5CD & hardcover book ... $151.99 174.98
A seminal moment in country music history – a series of recording sessions in late 20s Tennessee that went onto spawn generations of sounds and styles to come! The "big bang" in the title is very well-placed – as these sessions were a huge success right from the start, and marked the beginning of decades of country music to come – an explosion of records and talent that all came from this one magical moment! The Bristol sessions not only mark the initial recordings of both The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers – but also include a huge amount of other talents from Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and elsewhere – all of whom traveled to the city to participate in the dates, and help ignite the spark of country music. Producer Ralph Peer had an amazing ear for talent and styles – and he pulls together a range of regional modes, and launches them forward with an energy that really helps put these sounds in the spotlight. Other artists include Blind Alfred Reed, Uncle Eck Dunford, BF Shelton, Ernest V Stoneman, Henry Whittier, Johnson Brothers, Blue Ridge Corn Shuckers, Alfred G Kranes, El Watson, Ernest Phipps, and others – and the set features every single surviving recording from these legendary sessions, including alternate takes – along with a heavy 120 page hardcover book that's oversized, features lots of photos and notes on the recordings, plus new essays as well. A big set that's more than worth the price tag – given the historical importance and high quality of the music within! CD

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VariousChartbusters USA – Special Country Edition ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic entry in this great series from Ace Records – a set that looks at some of the bigger country music hits of the late 60s, but in a way that moves way past the obvious and iconic! Sure, there's some well-known tracks here, but there's also a number that broke big at the time, but fell off the radar over the years – especially some of the unusual hits by big stars, or standout numbers by artists who maybe never hit the bigtime again. The variety of styles and themes is great – and really reflects some of the politics and anxieties of the time – and overall, given the helpful notes, the whole thing is similar to the excellent Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, & Hillbilly Music series on Bear Family. Titles include "The First Thing Every Morning" by Jimmy Dean, "Flowers On The Wall" by The Statler Brothers, "Girl On The Billboard" by Del Reeves, "Singing My Song" by Tammy Wynette, "Mr Walker It's All Over" by Billie Jo Spears, "I Wanna Live" by Glen Campbell, "Skip A Rope" by Henson Cargill, "What's Made Milwaukee Famous" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "Understand Your Man" by Johnny Cash, "Miller's Cave" by Bobby Bare, "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston, "Begging To You" by Marty Robbins, "Carroll County Accident" by Porter Wagoner, "Chug A Lug" by Roger Miller, "Okie From Muskogee" by Merle Haggard, and "Six White Horses" by Tommy Cash. CD

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VariousWayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... LP
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 33.99
The influence of the Byrds, Gram Parsons, and Flying Burrito Brothers knew no bounds back in the day – as you'll hear on this wonderful collection of underground recordings that followed very strongly in their lead! If you think alt-country's only a recent invention, then think again – because way back at the end of the 60s, folks were already starting to come up with their own variant of the sounds of Nashville and Bakersfield – music that's often a bit more gut-wrenching than the mainstream, and which often has those currents of sadness and longing that we love especially strongly in Parsons' records. As usual with Numero, the presentation is wonderful – a special sort of package that features images of all the rare records included, and notes on each individual artist – alongside a set list that includes "Lonesome City" by Black Canyon Gang, "Baby's Back" by Kenny Knight, "To See Her Smile" by Arrogance, "Travelin" by Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green, "And I Didn't Want You" by Mistress Mary, "Lilly Of The Valley" by Dan Pavlides, "You Can't Make It Alone" by Plain Jane, "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" by FJ McMahon, and "I Know Her Well" by Sandy Harless. (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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Scottsville Squirrel BarkersBluegrass Favorites ... CD
Crown/Big Beat (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $6.99 13.98
A bluegrass record with quite an unusual pedigree – one that really sets it apart from the rest! The album was issued briefly in the early 60s, on the mostly soul/blues label Crown Records from the west coast – where the young group would go onto later fame in a variety of different settings! The lineup includes a young Chris Hillman – of later Byrds Fame – on Mandolin, and Kenny Wertz – later with the Flying Burrito Brothers – on banjo – in a lineup that also includes dobro, guitar, and bass! The fast-moving strings are great – and as wonderful as any Kentucky-bred albums from the time – and even at the start, these guys are way more than folkies trying their hand at rural sounds. Titles include "Swamp Root", "Shady Grove", "Reuben's Train", "Crown Junction Breakdown", "Three Finger Breakdown", and "Cripple Creek". CD

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✨✧ Waylon JenningsRamblin Man ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
Waylon Jennings at peak mid 70s perfection! Ramblin' Man fits in stylistically with the gruff honky tonk hero mode he first fully realized a couple albums earlier, but he's still fiercely blazing trails here, pairing his gruff lead vocals with sweeter female harmonies on some tracks, changing the groove from laidback swagger to fast-paced honky tonk, working in some tender ballads with the gruffer numbers...Waylon at his best. Starts up with the eternal title track and equally classic "Rainy Day Woman" and hardly lets up in greatness from there, with "Cloudy Days", "The Hunger", "It'll Be Her", a great cover of the Allman Brothers' "Midnight Rider", "Memories Of You And Me", "Amanda" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has promo sticker & a spot of tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Jim ReevesRadio Days Vol 1 (4CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. Used 4CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A side of the gret Jim Reeves that few folks have heard at all – save for those lucky enough to have been around when Jim was broadcasting this material for Country Music Time! The radio work is wonderful – and shows a Reeves that's both more relaxed than on his studio material for RCA, and also completely charming in the company of his country music contemporaries – using all his trademark warmth to create just the right sort of energy in the studio. This first volume features 117 tracks on 4CDs – and features Jim working with other artists who include Jean Shepard, Chet Atkins, Carl Butler, The Louvin Brothers, and others – all presented in a great box with detailed notes too! CD

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✨✧ Jim ReevesRadio Days Vol 2 (4CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A side of the gret Jim Reeves that few folks have heard at all – save for those lucky enough to have been around when Jim was broadcasting this material for Country Style USA, Leatherneck Jamboree, and Country Hoedown! The radio work is wonderful – and shows a Reeves that's both more relaxed than on his studio material for RCA, and also completely charming in the company of his country music contemporaries – using all his trademark warmth to create just the right sort of energy in the studio. This second volume features 117 tracks on 4CDs – and features Jim working with other artists who include The Louvin Brothers, Carl Butler, Faron Young, Ernest Tubb, Benny Martin, Jimmy Dean, and others– all presented in a great box with detailed notes too! CD

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Happy & Artie TraumDouble Back ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Happy and Artie Traum are even more relaxed and laidback here than on their debut album of the year before – recording in their home turf of Woodstock, with a small group of friends helping out on instrumentation from track to track – always keeping the brothers in a balance between singer/songwriter rock, folk, and country! Both Happy and Artie sing, and play acoustic guitar – sometimes with one in the lead, but often in this harmonizing style that's really wonderful – and which gives their music an expressive sound that goes past any easy country rock cliches. Titles include "Confession", "Jacksboro", "Handful Of Love", "Cross Examinator", "Mister Movie Man", and "The Ferryman". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Happy & Artie TraumHappy & Artie Traum ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
Happy and Artie Traum are part of the farther-flung universe around Bob Dylan and The Band at the end of the 60s – musicians who worked with Bob in New York, and who were living upstate at the time they cut this wonderful debut album – even though the whole thing was actually all recorded down in Tennessee! But maybe that factor is what makes the whole thing sound special – not just some guys trying to fake roots, but actually finding them in a way that's really unique. There's an easygoing flow to their work together – an effortless embrace of country currents and more personal folksy strains – all given a nice focus in the Nashville recording studio, as bits of dobro, fiddle, and steel guitar are used sparingly, but in just the right ways – almost making the record feel like an even more subtle version of The Burrito Brothers. Titles include "Golden Bird", "Uncle Jedd Say", "The Hungry Dogs Of New Mexico", "Rabbit's Luck", "Farmers Almanac", and "State Line". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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VariousGreat Dixie Rock & Roll – Original Rockers From The Original Time ... CD
Dixie, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Jessie Floyd, Tommy Nelson, Eddy Reynolds, Bill Willis, Eddie Skelton, Cathy Kelly, the Williams Brothers, Arvil Meers, Dee Johnson, Jay Gallegher & more. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNever A Pal Like Mother – Vintage Songs & Photographs Of The One Who's Always True (2CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy 2CD & Book ... $8.99 40.00
One of the most beautiful releases yet from the always great Dust-To-Digital – a gorgeous hardcover book of antique family photographs dedicated to mothers – snapshots of early-to-mid 20th century life in America – plus 2CDs of classic folk, blues, gospel and hillbilly music by the Louvin Brothers, William McCoy, Washington Phillips, Carter Family and many more! Hardback book contains 65 antique photographs and 40 recordings from 1927 to 1956 on two CDs. Songs include "God Bless Her, She's My Mother" by Louvin Brothers, "That Pal That's Always True" by Doc Hopkins, "That's No Way To Get Along" by Robert Wilkins, "Stand In The Test In Judgement" by Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, "Mother Went Her Holiness Way" by Blue Sky Boys, "Hold Fast To The Right" by Carter Family, "I've The Blues For Mammy" by Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies, "Sleep On Mother, Sleep On" by Lonnie McIntorsh and more. CD

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