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Louvin Brothers/Delmore BrothersGreatest Country Music Recordings Of All Time – Brother Duets ... LP
Franklin Mint, 1985. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, including the booklet. Box has a sticker spot.)

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Merle Travis & Johnny BondGreat Songs Of The Delmore Brothers ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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Blackwood BrothersRock A My Soul (5CD set) ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. Used ... $68.99
A spiritual act, but one who really helped give the music a groove, and find a way to move alongside country and pop on the Tennessee scene of the postwar years! The group are from Memphis, and may not have the deep soul of Sun or Excello gospel groups, but certainly have some great harmonies – as you'll hear on this set that brings together all their RCA recordings from the 50s – along with a mighty nice book too! CD

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Osborne BrothersRu-Beeeee ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A classic set by this mighty bluegrass group – one that includes their wonderful "Ruby Are You Mad", plus the originals "Thanks For All The Yesterdays", "Siempre", and "Midnight Angel" – plus a version of Merle Haggard's "The Fighting Side Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has masking tape on the top and bottom seams, and a bit of clear tape on the spine.)

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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 BrothersTheir Original Recordings ... LP
Melodeon, 1965. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Stanley BrothersOn Radio ... CD
Rebel, 1960. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Willis BrothersY'All Come/Satisfied Mind ... LP
Nashville, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Titles include "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Gonna Buy Me A Juke Box", "Private Lee", "Waltzing With Sin", "Diesel Smoke On Danger Road", and "Who's Next On Your List". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, a bit of seam splitting, and a bit of tape.)

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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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✨✧ Flying Burrito BrothersFlying Burrito Brothers ... LP
A&M, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Burritos first LP, post-Parsons – and a pretty strong statement for the merits of the now unquestioned leader, Rick Roberts, and multi-instrumentalist new guy Bernie Leadon, who would later turn to the dark side and join the Eagles. Roberts penned or co-penned 7 of the albums 10 tunes, including "Colorado", "Hand To Mouth", "Just Can't Be", and "Four Days Of Rain". His contributions are for the most part nicely fragile, with just the right doses of sweetness and sadness. The group also covers Merle Haggard's "White Line Fever", Gene Clark's "Tried So Hard", and Dylan's "To Ramona". This is one of the band's rarer LPs, probably because of the absence of hipster hero Gram Parsons. But this is truly a worthy piece of work, and even the weaker Burrito stuff makes a lot of today's alt-country look like Taco Bell. (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover.)

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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

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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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Charlie LouvinLess & Less & I Don't Love You Anymore ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Great solo work from this legendary Louvin Brother! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & light wear. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Don Reno & Red SmileyCountry Singing & Instrumentals ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Fantastic work by Reno & Smiley – with vocals that almost match the Stanley Brothers on the tunes with lyrics, and some incredible instrumental interplay on the others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing! Cover has a light stain near the bottom, more visible on back than front.)

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Porter WagonerPorter Wagoner Sings His Own ... LP
RCA, 1971. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A special album from Porter Wagoner – the first to feature all his own compositions! Titles include "Albert Erving", "Late At Night", "The Agony Of Waiting", "Brother Harold Dee", "The Way I See You", "Lonely Comin Down", and "Be A Little Quieter". Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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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