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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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✨✧ Flying Burrito BrothersBurrito Deluxe ... LP
A&M, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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! (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original brown label pressing. Back cover has a small sticker.)
Also available Burrito Deluxe (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 26.99

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Brother OswaldBashful Brother Oswald ... LP
Starday, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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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John FaheyOf Rivers & Religion/After The Ball ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... $10.99
A pair of wonderful albums from the great John Fahey – back to back on a single CD! First up is Rivers & Religion – a really unique album by John Fahey – issued during a short stretch of initial mainstream approval, and a brief time of recording for Warner Brothers! Some of the album's quite different than the spare, solo Fahey you might know – and mixes his legendary guitar work with more elaborate elements than usual – additional instrumentation that includes bass, banjo, clarinet, piano, trombone, and fiddle – but all used at a level that really supports John's presence, not occludes it. Other tracks return to spare acoustic steel string guitar – creating an evocative balance that's mighty nice. Titles include "Funeral Song For Mississippi John Hurt", "Texas & Pacific Blues", "Dixie Pig Bar B Q Blues", "Lord Have Mercy Song", and "Deep River". After The Ball is a set with a disco ball on the cover, but a record that fits right in with the best early 20th century aesthetic in the work of John Fahey – particularly his way of reiimagining older musical traditions! There's a bit of added instrumentation on the record – two tracks that have some slight trad jazz flourishes – but overall, the album's mostly a solo effort with loads of wonderful guitar work from John – still as creative and as complicated as in his best recordings for Takoma! Other added instrumentation sometimes expands the sound with mandolin or banjo, but again in very sensitive ways – and titles include "Bucktown Stomp", "Om Shanthi Norris", "Beverly", and "Horses". CD

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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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✨✧ Gene ClarkGene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gene Clark's first solo album after leaving the Byrds. One of the first examples of the Country rock genre, it featured the bluegrass harmonies of the Gosdin brothers. Tracks include "Echoes", "Tried So Hard", "Elevator Operator", and "Couldn't Believe Her". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound mono pressing. Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Hagan BrothersLife, Liberty, Bluegrass Music ... LP
Kanawha, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a small peeled spot.)

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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 light wear and a bit of old tape on some of the seams.)

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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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Incredible String BandBig Huge ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Half of the fourth album from The Incredible String Band and their most sprawling work to date – which was originally split into separate LPs for the US release – this being The Big Huge portion! Multi-instrumentalists Mike Heron & Robin Williamson began using studio multi-tracking to incredible effect on their previous LP, and continue on that path here, though accompanied by frequent collaborator Licorice (who earlier sang with the group, but contributes Irish harp & percussion here) plus violin and percussion by Rose – and the album as in turns their most ambitious. Titles include "Maya", "Greatest Friend", "Lordly Nightshade", "The Son Of Noah's Brother", "Cousin Catepillar", "The Circle Is Unbroken" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label big "E" pressing.)

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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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✨✧ VariousDecca Hillbilly Vol 6 ... CD
Decca/Cactus, 1950s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from the deep vaults of this major label – a surprisingly great outlet for hillbilly music in the 50s! 30 tracks – including work by Red Sovine, Red Foley, Hardrock Gunter, Wilburn Brothers, Jack & Daniel, Hank Garland, Mervin Shiner, Jimmy Skinner, Benny Martin, Justin Tubb, and others! CD
(Appears to be a CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousDecca Hillbilly Vol 7 ... CD
Decca/Cactus, 1950s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from the deep vaults of this major label – a surprisingly great outlet for hillbilly music in the 50s! 30 tracks – including work by Red Foley, Wilburn Brothers, Hank Penny, Bill Monroe, Justin Tubb, Red Sovine, Tex Williams, Carl Belew, Bobby Wright, Spade Cooley, Jimmy Martin & more. CD
(Appears to be a CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousKing Hillbilly Vol 6 ... CD
King/Cactus, 1950s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Very cool work from the King Records catalog – 30 tracks, with work by Skeeter Webb, Jimmy Vernon, Delmore Brothers, Ramblin Tommy Scott, Mac Odell, Bob Newman, Wayne Raney, Charlie Gore, Red Perkins, Hank Penny, Shorty Long, and others! CD
(Appears to be a CDr pressing.)

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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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✨✧ 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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Don CooperBless The Children ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A folk funk classic from Don Cooper – a folksy player at heart, but one who always manages to bring a gentle groove to his music! The set's got a spare sound that's totally great – vocals and guitar from Don, plus second guitar from Elliot Randall – and support from other light instrumentation on flute and violin, used in ways to bring a lyrical sweetness to the tunes that we really love – not exactly in Nick Drake territory, but a similar sort of sweetening! Rhythms are often more heavy on the acoustic basslines than the drums, which gives them a bottom-up sort of groove – warm and mellow, but with wonderfully funky moments. Titles include "Bless The Children", "Mad George", "Tell Me About Her", "Willy Jean", "Sad-Eyed Queen Of The Mountain", "Brotherlove", "A New Gun", "Only A Dream", and "Tin Cans & Alleyways". 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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Joseph SpenceGood Morning Mr Walker – Bahaman Guitarist ... CD
Arhoolie, 1971. Used ... $8.99
A passionate, fairly wild off the cuff recording from Bahaman folk guitarist and spirited singer/howler/grunter/one-of-a-kind performer Joseph Spence! Good Morning Mr Walker was recorded one Spring day in 1971, except for the last three tunes, which are concert recordings from later that evening. Spence emotes over his plaintive acoustic picking and playful strumming, but his vocals are really something else – and wholly loveable. Titles include "Out On The Rolling Sea", "I See Mary And Joseph", "I See Mary And Joseph", "Lay Down My Brother", "Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer", "Don't Let Nobody Burn Down Burma Road", "Be A Friend To Jesus" and "Mary Ann". CD
 
 
 



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