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Barbara DaneOn My Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Righteous (UK), 1962. Used ... $3.99

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Mike DeasyLetters To My Head ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
Mike Deasy looks plenty country on the cover of this Capitol Records set – but he comes across in a way that's more rock overall – yet still touched with plenty of the southern roots that were showing up in the hipper currents of the American underground at the time! You might think of this record as being in that great late Byrds/early Eagles moment when an artist could freely mix together elements of Los Angeles and Nashville, but without coming across like some sort of commercial crook or pretender – and Deasy is definitely his own man in the setting – handling plenty of guitars, mandolin, banjo, and other stringed instruments alongside his vocals – but also getting some warm west coast backing in the process. Titles include "Beauty", "If You Pick Her Too Hard", "The Peace Song", "Flutterby", "Letters To My Head", and "Little Water". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Wanda JacksonQueen Of Rockabilly ... CD
Capitol/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A killer collection that brings together nearly all of Wanda Jackson's rock and roll tracks in one great set – a non-stop party that spans the space of 30 tracks from her early years at Capitol Records, along with detailed notes and a great package too! Jackson's work in these years is the stuff of legend – as the singer was one of the first truly strong female rockers, with an influence that's still being felt all these many years later – thanks to these super-raw rockabilly tracks that really blow away any of her later country records from the 60s and 70s. Jackson's got this shouting style of singing that's as bold as the best R&B singers of the time – artists who were an undeniable influence on Wanda's sound – and, male or female, you'd be hard-pressed to find another single artist rockabilly collection this great! Titles include "Tongue Tied", "Honey Don't", "Man We Had A Party", "Rock Your Baby", "Rip It Up", "Baby Loves Him", "Mean Mean Man", "Fujiyama Mama", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Fallin", "Slippin & Slidin", "Sticks & Stones", "Hot Dog That Made Him Mad", and lots lots more! CD

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Buck OwensBuck 'Em Vol 2 – The Music Of Buck Owens 1967 to 1975 ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 26.98
An amazing run of music from the mighty Buck Owens – one of the few country music stars of his time who never made a mis-step at all, and instead gave us nearly two decades' worth of incredible records for Capitol! Some of the best cuts from that stretch are presented here, alongside a handful of rare numbers too – including 7 tracks never issued on CD, and 9 that have never been issued in the US – all as part of a 50-song collection that even includes liner notes from Buck himself! If you only think of Owens in terms of his later fame or stereotypes, you'll be plenty surprised when you dip into these gems – as the music is tight, sharp, witty – and some of the most perfectly-presented country music of the time. Titles include a number of live tracks – including versions of "Somewhere Between You & Me", "Las Vegas Lament", "Tall Dark Stranger", "I'll Still Be Waiting For You", "I've Got You On My Mind Again", and "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" – plus studio cuts that include "Sweet Rosie Jones", "Happy Times Are Here Again", "41st Street Lonely Hearts Club", "Weekend Daddy", "Great Expectations", "Big Game Hunter", "Monster's Holiday", "Let The World Keep On A Turnin", and "Corn Likker" – plus an outtake from a rare duet with soul singer Bettye Swann, on "Today I Started Loving You Again". CD

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✨✧ Gosdin BrothersSounds Of Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Big Beat (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The long lost late 60s album by the Gosdin Brothers – FINALLY issued on CD! This Gosdin Brothers album were spawned from the same seeds as seminal, stargazing country rock icons like Gene Clark and the Byrds. If the Gosdin's compartatively scant recorded history and unfortunately rare reissues pretty much guarantee that they'll never be as widely remembered and name-dropped as their martyred peers, it certainly doesn't reflect on their music! Sounds Of Goodbye is very much cut from the same cloth as period Byrds recordings, with a bit more of a focus on the gorgeous, Louvin and Everly influenced harmonies. The production also has a punchy, Bakersfield honky tonk feel that simply never gets old. Vern Gosdin went on to have some solid success much later with some neotraditional honky tonk albums, but this early work with his brother sunny country excellence. Tracks include "Sounds Of Goodbye", "Tell Me", "Woman's Disgrace", "The Victim", "Love At First Sight", "Wishing", "Louisiana Man". 24 tracks – lots of bonus material. CD

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✨✧ Ferlin HuskyCollectors Series ... CD
Capitol, Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(BMG Direct pressing. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tennessee Ernie FordPortrait Of An American Singer 1949 to 1960 (5CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy 5CDs & Book ... Out Of Stock
The first collection to ever do justice to one of our favorite singers of all time – the legendary Tennessee Ernie Ford, an artist so great he was practically a genre unto himself! Ford's music of this era is beyond compare – rooted in early country and hillbilly styles, but also open to some strong influences from R&B at times too – especially in his more romping numbers, which are always a treat. And Ernie also had a way of putting over a historical theme with a nice sense of wit – that kind of wry style and wink of the eye that Lee Hazlewood later took up more strongly – but which makes even the more straightforward songs here still sound completely delightful. Production is wonderful, too – not soppy pop country, but cool Capitol Records in the 50s – with this nice kick that really sounds great, and which sets fire to the often-playful arrangements from Jack Fascinato. And as with all recent Bear Family set, the production values knock the whole thing out of the park – with this heavy 12" square hardcover book – 124 pages, and filled with vintage images, album scans, record labels, and even lots of notes on the music. 154 tracks on 5CDs – including duets with Kay Starr, Cliffie Stone, Mollie Bee, and others. CD
(Please note: The outer box has a small rip on one side. The price has been lowered to reflect this.)

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✨✧ Chris LeDouxCowboy ... CD
Capitol, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock

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✨✧ Merle TravisMerle Travis Guitar ... CD
Capitol/Righteous (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Impeccable guitar genius from the great Merle Travis – who was not only pivotal enough a figure to have an influential style of jazz-tinged country guitar named after him, but also a great songwriter – and this is one of the best early LPs to his name! The Merle Travis Guitar features solo guitar pieces by Merle that roll from meandering waltz patterns to blazingly fast country licks – comparable to some of the great, and now kind of overlooked Chet Atkins records of the 50s for the skill and tunefulness – but this is more of a stylistically focused set – Travis style! Titles include the Travis originals "Blue Smoke", "Saturday Night Shuffle", "Walkin The Strings" and "Rockabye Rag", plus "On A Bicycle Built For Two", "Bugle Call Rag" and more. This CD version includes 7 bonus tracks from earlier Travis 78s, some with vocals, including his masterpiece "Sixteen Tons" – plus "Sweet Temptations", "Blues Stay Away From Me", "Done Rovin" and more. 20 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Wanda JacksonRockin' With Wanda (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wanda Jackson may look nice and sweet on the cover, but she's a raw rocker throughout on this classic Capitol album from early in her career – cut at a time when Jackson was drinking a brew that was equal part R&B, hillbilly, and early rock influences – all fused together in a wonderfully powerful groove – one that definitely fits her unique vocal approach! Wanda sings at a level here that really should have done permanent damage to her vocal chords – this raw, throat rasping mode that's instantly recognizable – and forever set the tone for all the later female rockers who might never have come later, had Jackson not opened the door! Titles include "Fujiyama Mama" – one of the most incendiary unsung rock and roll singles of all time – plus other great ones like "Rock You Baby", "Cool Love", "Honey Bop", "Baby Loves Him", "Mean Mean Man", "You've Turned To A Stranger", and "Hot Dog That Made Him Mad". CD features bonus tracks – including "Our Song", "Sinful Heart", "Date With Jerry", "Reaching", "Savin My Love", and "I'd Rather Have You". CD
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VariousBakersfield Rebels ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016
A treasure trove of work from renegade country music producer Gary Paxton – tracks recorded in the late 60s as part of the growing Bakersfield scene of the time! Although Bakersfield was certainly making a name for itself through some of the bigger stars on Capitol, Paxton's work had a much earthier quality, and really set the stage for many of the country rock experiments of the LA scene and the 70s. The package features 25 tracks in all – including "Ain't That A Shame" by Kenny Vernon, "Buckshot" by Larry Daniels & The Buckshots, "Half As Much" by Gary Paxton, "I'd Rather Life My Life Alone" by Dennis Payne, "Red Roses" by The Sanland Brothers, "I'll Live Today" by Gib & The Reasons, and "Hong Kong Hillbilly" by Leo Leblanc. CD

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