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Stanley BrothersAngel Band – The Classic Mercury Recordings ... CD
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Reno BrothersAcoustic Celebration ... CD
Webco, 1994. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, some writing in pen on traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Louvin BrothersSongs That Tell A Story ... LP
Rounder, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousIn The Pines – Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes – Old-Time Music Of North Carolina 1926 to 1936 ... CD
Old Hat, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Dock Walsh, the Red Fox Chasers, the Carolina Buddies, the Dixon brothers & Mutt Evans, the North Carolina Cooper Boys, Ben Jarrell, the Highlanders, the Grady family, Wilmer Watts & the Lonely Eagles & more. CD

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Barbara Dane with The Chambers BrothersBarbara Dane & The Chambers Brothers ... LP
Folkways, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.98
One of the coolest albums ever from this hip female folk singer – thanks to key work by The Chambers Brothers – whose vocals come in alongside Barbara Dane's, and really send the whole thing home! Dane's one of those rare singers who can take on rootsy modes without ever making us feel like she's faking it or trying to grab some territory that she doesn't deserve – and here, she works with the Chambers Brothers on a set of songs that have very strong currents of freedom and justice – very much what you'd expect for the Civil Rights-era recording date, and delivered in the best Folkways mode, with lots of raw intensity and no hoke at all. Titles include "Freedom Is A Constant Struggle", "We'll Never Turn Back", "I Am A Weary & Lonesome Traveller", "You Just Can't Make It By Yourself", and "You Got To Reap What You Sow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy reissue – with a paste-on cover and booklet of notes – just like the original Folkways album!)

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Gibson BrothersUnderneath A Harvest Moon ... CD
Big Elm, 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, some writing in pen inside booklet & on traycard artwork.)

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Gillis BrothersHeart & Soul ... CD
Rebel, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode & some writing in pen inside booklet & on traycard artwork.)

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Louvin BrothersFirst Steps – The Early Recordings ... CD
Rural Routes, Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Sublime sounds from the legendary Louvin Brothers – heard here on a collection of tracks recorded before their more famous years at Capitol Records – for labels that include Decca, Apollo, and MGM! Yet even at this early point, the brothers are fantastic – graced with a harmony sound that was both rooted in the hills, and which would become a huge influence on rock and folk generations to come – often just backed by simple guitar and mandolin backings, which usually don't offer the pyrotechnics of contemporaries like Bill Monroe – lest they get in the way of the vocals – yet still have a way of ringing out with a fantastic sort of depth. Titles include "Weapon Of Prayer", "Alabama", "Seven Year Blues", "The Get Acquainted Waltz", "You'll Be Rewarded Over There", "Robe Of White", "The Sons & Daughters Of God", "Childish Love", and "The Great Atomic Power". CD

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✨✧ Stanley BrothersComplete Starday/King Instrumentals – 1958 to 1965 ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 13.98
All the instrumental tracks the Stanley Brothers recorded for King and Starday Records – packaged here in one nicely-priced set! The Stanley's are maybe best known for their incredible harmony vocals – which were some of the best of the postwar bluegrass generation – but their instrumental skills were fantastic, too – and they had a way of bringing together guitar and banjo that was unlike anyone else. Ralph's banjo was as dextrous as some of his contemporaries, but often almost more melodic in a mandolin-like way – and Carter's driving guitar could add a lot of vibrant energy to the music in place of the vocals. The set's overflowing with instrumental gems – and titles include "Stoney Creek", "Five String Drag", "Clinch Mountain Backstep", "Rang Tang", "Wildwood Flower", "Train 45", "Bully Of The Town", "Lonesome Traveler", "Mastertone March", "Steel Guitar Rag", "Midnight Ramble", and "Snow Deer". CD

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Stanley BrothersKing Years 1961 to 1965 (4CD set) ... CD
King/Gusto, Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $21.99 29.98
Fantastic work from The Stanley Brothers – the second half of their later recordings for King Records – from a time when their talents were completely sublime! The voice of Ralph might best be known to some from the earlier Columbia and Mercury sides – but his approach here in the 60s is maybe even more wonderful – as is the recording quality of the work – never commercial, still quite spare, but with a crystal-clear conception that really gets at the heart of the genius vocal and instrumental interplay between Carter and Ralph Stanley! As before, there's loads of heartbreaking material on here that's perfect for the harmonies of the duo – a vocal presentation that we love even more than the Louvin Brothers – and Ralph's work on banjo is often as melodically expressive as the genius of Bill Monroe on the mandolin. 4CD set features fantastic notes, with loads of session detail and images - and the package features 111 songs, including "Stone Walls & Steel Bars", "Mother Call My Name In Prayer", "Working On A Building", "Dying A Sinner's Death", "My Sinful Past", "String Eraser & Blotter", "Hills Of Roan county", "Pig In The Pen", "Whiskey & Jail", "Train 45", and "Lonesome Traveler". CD

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Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain BoysSacred Songs From The Hills ... LP
Starday, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 9.98
Classic work from The Stanley Brothers – a duo whose spiritual output was just as important as their secular sides – and which comes off here with all the best charm of their famous recordings! Sure, these tunes might originate from the church – but the presentation here is very stripped-down, very personal – and really reflects that special place that themes of the spirit had in bluegrass music – where they were often merged with more individual issues, and used as a conveyer of shame and loss. A few of these numbers are slightly joyous, but most are nice and dark – and really make great use of that incredible tenor of Ralph Stanley. Titles include "In Heaven We'll Never Grow Old", "The Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Dawn", "Let Me Hide Myself In Thee", "Roll On Rank Stranger", "Mother No Longer Awaits Me", and "I'm Ready To Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay Ungar & Molly MasonWaltzing With You – Music From The Film Brother's Keeper ... CD
Angel, 1993. Used ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout through spine & some writing in pen inside booklet.)

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VariousDevil Is Busy In Knoxville – Early Gospel Recordings 1927 to 1955 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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VariousDown From The Mountain – Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of O Brother, Where Art Thou? ... CD
Lost Highway, 2001. Used ... $2.99
Music the Fairfield Four, John Hartford, Alison Krauss & Union Station, the Cox Family, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, the Whites, Emmylou Harris & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Louvin BrothersNearer My God To Thee ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Louvin Brothers at their best – hanging in perfect saint/sinner mode with their harmonies on these spiritual tunes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing! Cover has clear tape along the top & bottom seams.)

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Blue Sky BoysTreasury Of Rare Gems From The Past ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
Some definite gems from the Blue Sky Boys – a duo who recorded early in the country music years of King Records, and who never stayed together long enough to earn the fame of labelmates like The Stanleys or Delmore Brothers! The Boys – Bill and Earl Bolick – have a sound that's wonderfully sweet, almost Louvin-like at times – as they work through both a mix of familiar tunes and spiritual numbers, all with a nicely stripped-down style that feels like it came right from the hills to the King Records studios – with often just their own mandolin and guitar for accompaniment. CD features 16 tracks in all – including "Turn Your Radio On", "Dust On The Bible", "Row Us Over The Tide", "There's Been A Change", "Picture From Life's Other Side", "As Long As I Live", "Tugboat", and "The Last Letter". CD

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Lonesome Pine FiddlersLonesome Pine Fiddlers – Bluegrass Collecion ... CD
Starday/Gusto, Late 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
They're called the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, but the group's got some equally strong banjo as well – an instrument that trades lines back and forth with the fiddle in the wonderful kind of interplay that makes pure bluegrass so great! This set brings together some excellent Starday sides by the group – music recorded with a very faithful sound, neither bowing to the growing mainstream for the style, nor the revivalist folkie scene of the kids – instead just tight, traditional, and in the same great legacy the label brought to work by The Stanley Brothers and others. Titles include "Lonesome Pine", "Two Timin Baby", "Pretty Little Indian", "Two Kinds Of Blues", "What Can I Tell My Heart", "Kentucky Hill Special", and "He Showed Me The Way". CD

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✨✧ Ralph StanleyPoor Rambler – His Complete King & Gusto Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
King, Late 60s/1980. New Copy 3CD ... $9.99 13.98
A treasure trove of solo work from the great Ralph Stanley – a set that's heavy on King Records material right from the years after he parted ways with brother Carter and broke up The Stanley Brothers – and also featuring some really overlooked material for Gusto Records, which features the bluegrass great Jimmy Martin on vocals and guitar! We'll be honest in saying that it was Ralph that really made us love the Stanley Brothers – his incredible banjo work, and that raspy tenor that could grab us more than just about any singer of his style – a voice that would cut through any harmony and still state its own presence, and which seems even stronger here with Ralph on his own. All the recordings are nicely stripped-down – never any attempt to clean up the classic approach, or go for any pop crossover – which makes the tracks as timeless today as when they were recorded. The package does a great job with the presentation – lots of detailed notes and session information – with a total of 54 tracks that include "I Want A Clear Record", "Over The Sunset Hill", "Love Please Stay", "Row Hoe", "Lost Train", "Sharcropper's Son", "Hemlock & Primroses", "That Beautiful Woman", "In The Pines", "Rabbit In The Log", "I Only Exist", and "The Kitten & The Cat". CD

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Sweeney's MenSweeney's Men/Tracks Of Sweeney (bonus tracks) ... CD
Pye/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Fantastic work from Sweeney's Men – a 60s Irish folk group, but one who were quite different than the more popular Dubliners or Clancy Brothers! These guys traveled in similar territory, but were maybe more akin to the modes of the coming acid folk generation – with some of the timelessness of Fairport Convention and Pentangle! The trio also have a bit of an edge – maybe almost a pre-Pogues sort of vibe, although much more stripped down – as they're a smaller group. Instrumentation is great – mostly just guitar, other stringed instruments, and a bit of pipes or tin whistles – and this great 2CD set features their famous two full albums for Pye Records, plus four more bonus tracks too. Titles include "Brain Jam", "Pretty Polly", "Sullivan's John", "Rattlin Roarin Willy", "The Exile's Jug", "Reynard The Fox", "The House Carpenter", "Johnston", "Old Maid In A Garret", "The Derby Ram", "Waxies Dargle", and "A Mistake No Doubt". CD

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VariousAt The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 20CD ... $246.99 299.99
An amazing document of one of the most important radio shows of the postwar years – the legendary Louisiana Hayride, a weekly live performance broadcast that was maybe only second to the Grand Ole Opry! Yet unlike the Opry, the Hayride also had a wider range of talent – as has been made famous by Elvis Presley's role on the program in his early years – just a tiny sliver of all the amazing music that you'll hear within! The box is huge – and features over 24 hours of music from the late 40s through the end of the 50s – 531 live tracks in all, plus more studio recordings too – all packaged with a massive hardcover book, over 200 pages, filled with images from the program and notes on all the music. The list of artists is the stuff of legend – both in country music and postwar pop – as the set features performances by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Johnny Horton, Doug Kershaw, Roger Miller, George Jones, The Browns, Faron Young, Jimmie Davis, The Louvin Brothers, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, June Carter, Loretta Lynn, Hank Snow, Marty Robbins, Tex Ritter, and countless others. Maybe one of the most amazing sets that Bear Family has ever given us – and well worth the hefty price tag! CD
(Over 24 hours of live recordings and a 224 page hardcover book!)
 
 
 



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