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✨✧ Eric Bibb, Rory Block & Maria MuldaurSisters & Brothers ... CD
Telarc, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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Flying Burrito BrothersBurrito Deluxe (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
Benchmark cosmic American music from The Flying Burrito Brothers! Burrito Deluxe is more of a group effort from the Burritos – Gram Parsons is purported to have held the reins on the first record – a slightly less trippy album but no less heart-tuggingly strong. The record also has more of a focus on the roots, still with some psychedelic flourishes and some soaring soundscapes thanks in no small part to Sneaky Pete's pedal steel and the killer group harmonies. Titles include "Lazy Days", "Image Of Me", "High Fashion Queen", "Man In The Fog", "Older Guys", "God's Own Singer", the fabled "Wild Horses" featuring Leon Russell on piano – and more! CD features two bonus tracks – "I Shall Be Released" and "Sing Me Back Home (alt take)". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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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- ... $5.99
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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Flying Burrito BrothersGilded Palace Of Sin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the best rock albums of the late 60s, and probably THE best record Gram Parsons ever played on. Parsons spearheaded the sound earlier with the International Submarine Band and the Byrds, but this first Burritos album is where the epiphanies are found. Traditionally structured weepers that bust all boundaries – electric and steel guitar, and wonderful harmonies that shoot straight for the stratosphere rather than dig their heels in rural cliches, and a soulful spirit that suggests the influence of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions almost as much as the Bakersfield boys. Unprecedented, amazing, beautiful country-rock – two words that worked great together before the Eagles showed up. Tracks include "Christine's Tune", "Sin City", "Do Right Woman", "Dark End Of The Street", "My Uncle", "Wheels", "Juanita", "Hot Burrito No. 1", "Hot Burrito No. 2", "Do You Know How It Feels", and "Hippy Boy". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Buck OwensWarner Brothers Recordings (Buck Em/Our Old Mansion/singles) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.99
Most folks associate Buck Owens with Capitol Records – the label that catapulted him to fame in the 60s – but after that initial run with the company, Owens recorded briefly for Warner Brothers in the mid 70s – with really great results that made for some mighty special music! That famous Owens voice is still in fantastic form – but given maybe a more mature direction on some of the material – maybe informed a bit by changes in country music that were being wrought by singers like Waylon Jennings or David Allen Coe – who seem to inspire Buck to take on a bit more honky tonk at times, and move away from more familiar Bakersfield modes. This great set brings together all the work that Owens did for the label – the albums Buck Em and Our Old Mansion – plus a fair bit of singles that he issued at the same time too. 41 tracks in all – with titles that include "Hollywood Waltz", "We're Gonna Build A Fire", "Child Support", "When I Need You", "Hangin In & Hangin On", "Love Is A Warm Cowboy", "How Come My Dog Don't Bark", "Texas Tornado", "He Don't Deserve You Anymore", "You're Gonna Need A Doctor", "Streets Of Bakersfield", and "When I Need You". CD

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Stanley BrothersComplete Columbia Stanley Brothers 1949 to 1952 ... CD
Columbia, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Timeless, traditional, beautiful bluegrass ballads of love and lament from the Stanley Brothers – including the best version of "I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow" you'll ever hear! These earlier Stanley recordings from the late 40s and early 50s have some strains of tradition blues, rags, and spirituals – and kind of came on at the the tail end of the world Harry Smith would soon later shine a brilliant light on – that unique space between folk and country, roots and hillbilly – then still quite fresh, and almost without a mainstream audience. The set features 22 classics from the Columbia vaults – their complete ouvre for label, minus a couple alternate takes from the earlier compilation on Bear Family: "A Vision Of Mother", "The White Dove", "Little Glass Of Wine", "We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven", "I Love No One But You", "The Fields Have Turned Brown", "Hey! Hey! Hey!", "The Wandering Boy", "Let's Part The Best Of Friends", "Too Late To Cry", "Pretty Polly", and "The Old Home". CD

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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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✨✧ VariousWayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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) CD
Also available Wayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... LP 23.99

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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 24.99

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Waylon JenningsRamblin Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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. CD also includes the bonus tracks "Got A Lot Going For Me" "The Last Letter" and "The One I Sing My Love Song To", the latter 2 previously unreleased. 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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VariousBuried Country 1.5 – The Story Of Aboriginal Country Music ... CD
Warner (Australia), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A huge overview of one of the most obscure strands of country music you'll ever hope to hear – not just an Australian take on the genre, but one that's served up here exclusively by artists of aboriginal origins! The package is a great follow-up to the famous first volume of Buried Country – and features half vintage work, half more contemporary tracks that show just how much this genre has exploded in recent years – especially given the attention the music has gotten from the film of the same name. The style's definitely country, but neither country soul, nor familiar sounds of Nashville either – and instead, this work may well even be more unique than some of the more mainstream country work that's dominated Australian over the past few decades. A few tracks feature non-English vocals, and are especially striking – and the 43 track package features work by Vic Simms, Jimmy Little, Pigram Brothers, John Williamson, Peter Brandy, Maisie Kelly, Mop & The Drop Outs, Kankawa Nagarra, Tiddas, Mac Silva, Troy Cassar-Daley, Ruby Hunter, Isaac Yamma, Ali Mills, Kev Carmody, and lots of other artists who've never had their work issued here in the US! 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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✨✧ VariousStarday Dixie Rockabilly Vol 2 ... CD
Starday/Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer cuts from a label that really had its ear to the ground – the young Starday/Dixie label, run by the team of Pappy Daily and Don Pierce – both of whom were becoming a powerhouse force in country music, but could also pick some great rockabilly too! Although the imprint was based in Texas, it handled custom pressings for artists from all around the country – and this collection brings together some real gems that came to the label that way – tracks from the mid-Atlantic and different points in the south – all by young artists who were really on fire with boundless energy and new ideas! There's a nice current of hillbilly in the rockabilly styles here – similar to some of the other Texas or Arkansas productions of the period – and titles include "Got Another Baby" by Lucky Wray, "Rock N Roll Boogie" by Orella & Norella Myers, "Baby I'll Never Let You Go" by The Love Brothers, "The Cats Were Jumpin" by John Worthan, "Dancing To The Rhythm Of A Rock N Roll Band" by Eddie Seacrest & The Rolling Rockets, "I Want My Baby" by Billy Match & The Starfires, "Honky Tonk Stomp" by Hal Payne, "Coffee Baby" by Alton Guyon, "Hot Dog" by Corky Jones, "Why Did You Lie To Me" by Lattie Moore, "You're Gonna Reap What You Sow" by Ray Strong, and the cuts "My Life's Ambition", "Move Around, and "Careful Baby" by Joe Poovey & The Royal Dukes. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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Jack MoranAs I See It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Athena/Omni (Australia), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
The album's got a funny sort of title for a singer who's a blind man – but Jack Moran's also a funny sort of singer, too – the artist who wrote the country hit "Skip A Rope", which leads off the set alongside lots of Jack's other great tunes! Moran's got a razor-sharp wit, and is part of that new wave of late 60s songwriters who were really starting to tell it like it is – get past the blue-tinged country cliches of a few years before, and instead come across with a confident look at the mixed message and mishaps of contemporary society! That approach is heard most famously on the previous-mentioned hit, but Moran follows it with loads of other great material – including "Chicken Truck Driver", "Teenage Kids Of Today", "Tommy's Doll", "A Day In The Life Of A Working Man", and "None Of My Business". CD also features a number of bonus tracks – including "The Welfare Check", "Big Brother Is Watching You", and 45 versions of "Skip A Rope" and "Tommy's Doll". CD

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✨✧ OdettaOdetta Sings Dylan ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
A stripped down, bluesy folk soul set of Dylan tunes by Odetta – returning some kudos to a kid who was hugely inspired by her earlier material in the late 50s – a really beautiful record and possibly one of the best ever Dylan covers albums! Odetta Sings Dylan is actually one of the earliest full LPs of Dylan covers – pretty soon everyone and their brother would be covering him, very few as naturalistic and wonderfully as Odetta! Odetta's perfect vocals and guitar are accompanied by guitarist Peter Childs and bassist Les Grinage, and the titles include "Baby, I'm In The Mood For You", "Long Ago, Far Away", "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", "Walkin' Down The Line", "Masters Of War", "Long Time Gone" and more. (Soul, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)
 
 
 



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