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Stanley BrothersStanley Brothers Starday/King – 1958 to 1965 (4CD set) ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $12.99 15.98
A great introduction to the King Records material of The Stanley Brothers – a nicely-priced 4CD set that's overflowing with classics from one of the best duos in bluegrass! Ralph and Carter Stanley work together perfectly during these years – harmonizing in an incredible way, right up there with The Louvin Brothers or some of their best contemporaries – while also delivering fantastic interplay between Ralph's banjo and Carter's guitar – handled effortlessly, without pyrotechnics – but completely illuminating in relation to the lyrics! The set features 42 tracks in all – and titles include "Chickie's Old Gray Mule", "Bully Of The Town", "How Bad Do I Feel", "Don't Cheat In Our Home Town", "We Shall Rise", "Where We'll Never Grow Old", "Little Darling Pal Of Mine", "A Little At A Time", and "Back Up & Push". CD

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✨✧ Bellamy BrothersWhen We Were Boys ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Flying Burrito BrothersGilded Palace Of Sin/Burrito Deluxe ... CD
A&M, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
2 Burritos LPs back-to-back on one CD! Gilded Palace Of Sin is truly a country rock masterpiece – one of the greatest rock(ish) albums of the late 60s – with traditionally structured nuggets that still manage to venture fully into the soulful, exploratory capacities of sunny 60s pop. Perfection! Tracks include "Christine's Tune", "Do Right Woman", "Dark End Of The Street", the anti-Vietnam War anthem "My Uncle", "Hot Burrito #1", "Hot Burrito #2" and more! Burrito Deluxe is more of a group effort (Gram Parsons held the reins on the first record), and a slightly less trippy album, and a bit more of a hodgepodge. The record has more of a focus on the roots rock elements than more soaring Gilded Palace. Tracks include "Lazy Days", "Image Of Me", "High Fashion Queen", "Man In The Fog", "Older Guys", Down In The Churchyard", "Wild Horses" and more. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ Louvin BrothersLove Thy Neighbor As Thyself/Make Him A Soldier ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1961. Very Good+ ... $3.99
(Funky 45's, Folk/Country) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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Willie NelsonBand Of Brothers ... CD
Legacy, 2014. Used ... $4.99
Great later work from Willie Nelson – produced in a rootsy mode by Buddy Cannon – with titles that include "Guitar In The Corner", "Bring It On", "Wives & Girlfriends", "Band Of Brothers", "The Git Go", "The Songwriters", and "I've Got A Lot Of Traveling To Do". CD

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Stanley BrothersStanley Brothers Starday/King – Gospel Set – 1958 to 1965 (4CD set) ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $12.99 15.98
Heavenly sounds from this legendary duo – a great collection of spiritual sides the bluegrass brothers recorded for King and Starday Records – all material that was maybe even more important to their catalog than their secular singles! Ralph and Carter Stanley have a fantastic harmony approach – and like their contemporaries, the Louvin Brothers, their vocal style is wonderfully suited to gospel songs – not the sounds you'd know from Chicago churches, or mainstream televangelists – but instead the songs from the hills, almost best delivered in the private, personal manner that was such a big part of old time music, carried forward into the bluegrass years. The guitar and banjo work of the pair is more subdued at times here – leaving even more wonderful focus on their vocals – and the 4CD set features 42 tracks in all – with titles that include "This World Is Not My Home", "Beautiful Life", "Farther Along", "The Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Dawn", "Where The Soul Never Dies", "I Just Dropped By", "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", "Oh Death", "Shoutin On The Hills Of Glory", "The End Of The Road", and "Building On That Rock". CD

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Blackwood BrothersBlackwood Brothers Quartet – Featuring Their Famous Bass JD Sumner ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The Blackwood Brothers always looked pretty creepy on their album covers – but this one might well be the creepiest! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has a promo stamp on the back.)

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Blackwood BrothersRock A My Soul (5CD set) ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. Used ... $36.99
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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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 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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✨✧ Louvin BrothersFirst Steps – The Early Recordings ... LP
Rural Routes, Early 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available First Steps – The Early Recordings ... CD 11.99

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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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Josh GravesBluegrass Specials – We're Gonna Have A Ball ... LP
Cowboy Carl, 1962. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An unusual 70s issue of these earlier tracks recorded in Nashville – with Uncle Josh Graves on dobro and vocals, alongside rhythm guitar, fiddle, banjo, and bass – plus a bit more guest dobro from Bashful Brother Oswald! Issued on a small label from Park Forest, IL too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Wade MainerI'm Not Looking Backward – Complete King Recordings – 1947 to 1961 ... CD
King/Gusto, 1947/1951/1961. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 13.98
The complete King Records material of one of the first rural music stars to record for that legendary label – wonderfully pulled together here from a collection of Wade Mainer's early 78rpm releases, and combined with some of his later singles and album tracks too! Wade's got a sound that feels as ancient as the hills, despite the postwar timing of the recordings – and most numbers feature his vocals in harmony tandem with another – in a more rough-edged version of the territory the Louvin Brothers would record in during the 50s. Wade also plays both guitar and banjo, often in very stripped-down settings that just feature another guitar, fiddle, or mandolin – given the same kind of hands-off treatment that made King Records blues and R&B material so great too. Despite the date range in the title, the set's really clustered around three different dates – sessions recorded in 1947, 1951, and 1961 – the last of which still has the same raw vibe as the others, although maybe slightly stronger studio clarity. 2CD set features 37 tracks in all – and titles include "Little Pal", "Soldiers Grave", "Standing Outside", "That Star Belongs To Me", "The Little Brown Church", "The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee", "Home In The Rock", "He's Coming To Us Dead", "God's Radio Phone", and "Don't Write To Mother Too Late". CD

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Charlie Moore & Bill NapierFolk 'n Hill ... LP
King, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Great work from this hip bluegrass duo – one of the under-sung acts on King Records in the early 60s, but every bit as great as Reno & Smiley and The Stanley Brothers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy blue label pressing! Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

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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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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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VariousRoots & Branches – A Collection Of Traditional American Music ... CD
Capitol, 2002. Used ... $0.99
Music from Doc Watson, the Louvin Brothers, Mac Wiseman, the Blue Sky Boys, Pete Seeger, Chris Smither, Leadbelly, Son House, Soul Stirrers, Merle Travis & more. 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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