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Tommy CollinsThis Is Tommy Collins/Words & Music Country Style ... CD
Capitol/Rural Routes, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Two full albums from the many who was an important influence on California country giants Merle Haggard and Buck Owens! The first album is pure genius from the young Tommy Collins – an early figure on the Bakersfield scene, and an artist who almost single-handedly shaped the sound of the west coast scene with his Capitol Records material included here! Collins had a wonderful way of updating older hillbilly modes – traces of Texas and Arkansas, moved over to postwar Cali – where things got tightened up, became a bit more confident, and were given a razor-sharp sound by the excellent Capitol production. Every tune here is a classic – and many have a sense of double-entendre that rivals the hippest R&B work of the period, but with a very different sound overall – on titles that include "You Better Not Do That", "How Do I Say Goodbye", "It Tickles", "You Gotta Have A License", "Smooth Sailin", and "Whatcha Gonna Do Now". Words & Music Country Style features the wit, wisdom, and wild twang of the great Tommy Collins – brought together in a killer collection of early work for Capitol! The music here is the ultimate peak of the hillbilly generation – not the codified country of the Nashville scene to come, but much more rough-edged and wooley – with more than a few elements that could influence the sound of rock and roll as well! Titles include "The Feet Of The Traveler", "How Do I Say Goodbye", "Think It Over Boys", "Are You Ready To Go", and "All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo". CD

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Jessi ColterAn Outlaw . . . & A Lady – The Very Best Of Jessi Colter ... CD
Capitol, 1970s. Used ... $5.99
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Merle HaggardI Am A Lonesome Fugitive/Branded Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1967. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ira LouvinComplete Recordings Of Ira Louvin ... CD
Capitol/King, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $5.99 9.98
The Louvin Brothers were a famous pair in country music during the 50s and 60s – but even before the early death of Ira Louvin took him from this planet in 1965, the brothers had already split up for a bit near the end of his life! These sides represent the complete recorded works of Ira without Charlie – material that's still pretty darn strong, from our perspective – even though there's less of the harmonizing that you'd expect from famous Louvin material. Ira's got maybe more twang and rasp than Charlie – and you can sometimes hear some of the wild life that he'd been living in his phrasing – set up in arrangements that are nicely uncomplicated, especially for the increasingly commercial country world of the 60s. Titles include "Bottom Of The Bottle", "It Ain't Funny Enough", "Right Side Of The Road", "Master Of The Universe", "These Two Eyes", "Life Is Too Short", "Who Throwed Dat Rock", and "Empty Wallet & A Broken Heart". Also includes three unreleased tracks that weren't on the Capitol album – "This Is The Door", "You're As Welcome As The Flowers In May", and "I Wish I Could Say I Wonder". CD

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VariousRoots & Branches – A Collection Of Traditional American Music ... CD
Capitol, 2002. Used ... $1.99
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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✨✧ Dick CurlessTombstone Every Mile (7CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/1960s. Used 7CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We LOVE trucker country, and Dick Curless is one of our all-time favorites – a singer with a truly amazing voice, and one who's only remembered for the odd hit or two – but who has a hell of a lot more to offer! This package features all of Dick's recordings for Capitol/Tower in the 60s – an insane amount of tracks, plus unissued material – plus early work for Standard and Event, Tiffany material, and even some unusual radio performances from Korea! CD
(Condition note: front of the box is damaged with a large 3"x4" hole/tear from an earlier impact – rest of the set including booklet, cases, and discs are fine. Priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Buck OwensChristmas With Buck Owens & His Buckaroos ... CD
Capitol/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Buck's first Christmas album – and a prime batch of tracks that are right up there with the best of his regular albums from the time! There's a strong strand of Bakersfield production running through the album – perfect for both the sadder tunes and the more upbeat ones – and the Buckaroos are in fine form, laying down some great backings that make this more than just a one-off throwoff album. There's plenty of well-written tunes on the record – and tracks include "Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy", "Blue Christmas Lights", "Christmas Time's A Comin", "Here Comes Santa Claus Again", and "All I Want for Christmas Is You". (Holiday Music, Folk/Country) CD
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Wanda JacksonWonderful Wanda/Lovin Country Style ... CD
Rural Routes, Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A pair of obscure albums by Wanda Jackson – back to back on a single CD! Wonderful Wanda is a great little country album from Wanda Jackson – not the raw rockabilly of her first years at Capitol Records, but a more mature mode that has the singer taking on some material that really points the way towards the direction she'd take in the 60s! Wanda's surprisingly heartbreaking here at times – almost in a Patsy Cline mode – which is a great use of her wonderfully expressive voice. Backings are a mix of gentler country modes and some occasional fuller strings – and titles include "If I Cried Every Time You Hurt Me", "In The Middle Of A Heartache", "I'd Be Ashamed", "I Need You Now", "A Little Bitty Tear", and "Let My Love Walk In". Lovin Country Style is fantastic – and a rare early chapter of Wanda Jackson's career – featuring early singles she recorded for the Decca label before rising to later fame at Capitol! The style is great – in that best Decca hillbilly mode of the time – with uncluttered arrangements that really have the youthful voice of Wanda bursting out beautifully – really hitting some raw moments, even on the mellower or sadder tunes. Titles include "Tears At The Grand Ole Opry", "Lovin Country Style", "Wasted", "The Right To Love", "It's The Same World", and "I Cried Again". 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
Also available First Steps – The Early Recordings ... LP 15.99

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Buck OwensChristmas ... CD
Sony, 1960s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
A prime batch of classic twangy Christmas tunes from Buck Owens & The Buckaroos – a pretty much perfectly selected set – culled from his wonderful Christmas material for Capitol in the mid-to-late 60s! Buck's signature Bakersfield honky tonk sound is in full effect here –with an original batch of tunes penned by Owens with head Buckaroo Don Rich, and fellow Bakersfield legend Red Simpson on a couple tunes. He's not out to cover the Christmas standards in a honky tonk style, he's makes his own, thank you very much! It's mostly on the cheerful side, but with few bluer tunes – and all great! Includes "Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy", "Blue Christmas Lights", "All I Want For Christmas Dear Is You", "Christmas Shopping", "Good Old Fashioned Country Christmas", "One Of Everything I Got" and more. (Holiday Music, Folk/Country) CD

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