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✨✧ Merle HaggardTribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s. Very Good ... $7.99
This album is Merle Haggard's tribute to Bob Wills, the king of Western Swing. There are several of Wills own songs included in the track list and others that are simply in the Western Swing vein. Some of the titles are "Right Or Wrong", "Brown Skinned Gal", "Misery", "Roly Poly", "Old Fashioned Love", and "Take Me Back To Tulsa". The Strangers sound great and as usual Hag's voice is super; he gets to do a bit of yodeling. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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Buck OwensSings Tommy Collins ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Buck's tribute to the immortal Tommy Collins (the same man Merle Haggard sang of in his hit "Leonard"). Collins was a very endearing and influential songwriter who moved to Bakersfield in the late 50s and hired the young Buck as a guitarist on his early Capitol recordings. Includes many tracks that became standards for many C&W performers, such as the gorgeous "High On A Hilltop", "If You Ain't Lovin', You Ain't Livin'", "You Gotta Have A License", and "I Always Get A Souvenir". Buck's expressive singing and Don Rich's twangy chicken pickin' do Tommy right! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Flying Burrito BrothersGilded Palace Of Sin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Vic ChesnuttDrunk (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
New West, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99 30.98
One of Vic's best albums! Drunk isn't quite as sparely furnished, production wise as his first couple albums, but it's still on the right side of spare – often with voice and guitar, so Vic's one-of-a-kind vocals and storytelling are front-and-center. There's almost stream of consciousness structure to the songs, but when you really listen it's easy to tell that he's not just strumming and breathing words, there's some serious soul searching, as well as keen insight into rural American human nature, even in the most fragmentary observations. He's not for everybody, but once you open up to his distinctive sound, you might come to think of him as one of the true and rare originals. Includes "Sleeping Man", Bourgeois And Biblical", "One Of Many", "Super Tuesday", "Naughty Fatalist", "Kiss My A**, "Dodge", "Gluefoot" and more. This beautiful 2017 2LP version on New West as bunch of bonus tracks, too – nearly a full LPs worth! (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl with insert, download and 13 bonus tracks. Very nicely done!)

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✨✧ VariousSoundalike Kings Present Covers Hits & Misses From The Vaults Of The Legendary Spar Records ... CD
T-Bird (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Wildly fun knockoff number from the 60s vaults of Spar Records – the Nashville based operation best known as a "soundalike" company – which you could charitably say were paying tribute to the hits of the day or call 'em rip off artists – but it's a remarkably fun either way! Soundalike Kings features wildly flagrant riffs on Motown, dance craze hits and other hugely popular songs and styles of the day, played by master studio musicians who could do whatever they wanted to, and did! Titles include "Where Did Our Love Go" by The New Generation, "Devil In Disguise" by Johnny Wrigley, "Follow That Dream" by Johnny Holiday, "Lovers Who Wander" by Joe Cash", "Slow Twisting" by Leroy Jones, "Roses Are Red" by Cecil Bright, "Dr Feelgood" by Herbert Hunter, "You're Slipping Away" by Gail Majors, "She Cried" by Bill Bailey, "Why Can't You Be Mine" by Connie Landers and much more. 48 tracks on 2CDs! (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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Jack ElliottYoung Brigham/Bull Durham Sacks & Railroad Tracks ... CD
Reprise/Morello (UK), 1968/1970. New Copy ... $11.99
A couple great later Ramblin Jack Elliot for Reprise! Young Brigham features Jack on guitar, vocals, and harmonica – plus extra guitar from Eric Hord and Mark Spoelstra – with ramblin' takes on the classics "If I Were A Carpenter", "Tenessee Stud", "Rock Island Line", "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and more – plus "Talking Fisherman", "Tractor", "Goodnight Little Arlo" and more. Bull Durham Sacks & Railroad Tracks is Unusual later work from Ramblin Jack Elliott – done in a nicely loose Warner style, with talking between most of the songs, in the mode that made his live gigs over the years so distinctively endearing – and the titles include his take on classics "Me & Bobby McGee" and "Folsom Prison Blues", Dylan covers "Lay Lady Lay" and "Girl Of The North Country", "Reason To Believe", "Tramp On The Street" and more. CD

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Incredible String BandRelics Of The Incredible String Band ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.99
A great overview of the Incredible String Band – early material from the group's first three albums on Elektra, all pulled together in a double-length set that's a perfect introduction to their genius! The core talents here are Mike Heron and Robin Williamson – the founders of the group, and architects of most of the songs – tunes that use a fair bit of the acoustic instrumentation that you'd guess from their name, in an compelling inversion of older Brit folk modes – that same balance between modern and ancient that you'd hear from a few of their hippest contemporaries. The whole thing's great – and we really love to lose ourselves in the music. Titles include "Air", "Job's Tears", "October Song", "Everything's Fine Right Now", "Koeeoaddi Death", "A Very Cellular Song", "Maya", "This Moment", "Way Back In The 1960s", "Painting Box", "Log Cabin Home In The Sky", and "Cousin Caterpillar". CD

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Bert JanschBirthday Blues ... LP
Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... On May 5, 2017
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake – even though Jansch has a style that's completely his own – a bit ancient at times, somewhat bluesy on his guitar inflections, and set to this amazing voice that makes even the simplest lyric come across with a spooky sort of edge. Instrumentation is relatively spare – mostly Bert on guitar, joined by occasional players who include jazzman Ray Warleigh on alto and flute, and Duffy Power on harmonica – shaded in by producer Shel Talmy in ways that remind us of the lighter folksy numbers on the Donovan productions by Mickie Most. Titles include "The Bright New Year", "Tree Song", "Poison", "Wishing Well", "Blues", "I Am Lonely", and "Come Sing Me A Happy Song To Prove We Can All Get Along The Lumpy Bumpy Long & Dusty Road". LP, Vinyl record album

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George JonesGeorge Jones Sings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Southern Routes, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 13.98
Stunning early sounds from the legendary George Jones – material recorded in the years before his bigger fame on the Musicor and Epic labels – and tracks that show that Jones was already a hell of a well-developed talent right from the start! The cuts here sparkle with that trademark George Jones vocal sound – but also have a nice sort of an edge, as George hasn't settled down into that totally smooth approach of later years – and instead here moves between rocking moments and more twang-heavy tunes – served up on an assortment of singles and rare tracks recorded for the Mercury, Starday, and Dixie labels. Titles include "Too Much Water", "Seasons Of My Heart", "Gonna Come Get You", "I'm Ragged But I'm Right", "Eskimo Pie", "No No Never", "Play It Cool", "Take The Devil Out Of Me", "Just One More", and "No Money In This Deal". A hell of a collection – 29 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Joan BaezBlessed Are ... LP
Vanguard, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A important record from Joan Baez – one that has the singer expanding her sound, but in all the right possible ways – bringing in some Nashville elements to her folksy roots! The record features some larger backings arranged by producer Norbert Putnam – with bits of strings, The Memphis Horns, and some backup vocals – but most of a focus around the core combo of the album, which includes Charlie McCoy on harmonica, and Pete Wade and Norman Blake on guitars. Titles include "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Three Horses", "Last Lonely & Wretched", "Lincoln Freed Me Today", "Gabriel & Me", and "Fifteen Months". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sandy BullFantasias For Guitar & Banjo ... CD
Vanguard/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Mindblowing minimalism from the legendary Sandy Bull – an artist who might have had acoustic roots in folk music, but who was instantly turning his music into something else – drawing on modal styles of Eastern music, European generations of expression on guitar, jazz-based improvisation – and maybe even prefiguring work to come from composers like Terry Riley and La Monte Young! This album's one of Bull's first, and it's pure genius right from the start – with a side-long performance on the incredible "Blend", which features slight drums from jazz musician Billy Higgins – which Sandy extrapolates these long passages on acoustic guitar. Side two features the fantastic "Carmina Burana Fantay" on banjo – a kind of trans-historical performance that's right up there with John Fahey's best of the decade – alongside equally mindblowing "Non Nobis Domine" and "Little Maggie" – and the closing electric guitar genius of "Gospel Tune". CD

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Davy Graham & HollyGodington Boundry ... LP
President/Acme (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
One of the holy grails of British folk at the end of the 60s – and one of those records that really shows why the UK scene was so different than the US at the time! Davy Graham belongs right up there with John Renbourn or Bert Jansch for his skills on the guitar – maybe jazzier than either at some points, but also able to open up in ways that are both ancient and modern at the same time – maybe especially freewheeling here, in the setting of a smaller indie label like President Records, than he might have been if a bigger label was pushing its agenda. Graham sings a bit – and so does the enigmatic Holly – but the real star is his guitar, both acoustic and electric – as it moves through blues, ragas, jazz, folk, and more – in a set that includes "Nadu Silma", "Forty Ton Parachute", "Dallas Rag", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Afta", "The Preacher", "I'm A Freeborn Man", and "Joe Joe The Cannibal Kid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Abner JayTrue Story of Abner Jay ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Folk soul guitar player, singer, songwriter, storyteller and genuine character Abner Jay's brilliant home recordings – the first release of his "terrible comedy blues" in far too long – courtesy of the always deep digging Mississippi label! Abner takes on the topical issues of the days with a skewed sensibility that's brilliant, and his singing, the performances and the recording quality aren't really as rough and raw as you might expect, though nowhere even close to manicured and clean sound – it's just right really for the material. Great stuff! Titles include "I'm So Depressed", "Cocaine", "Vietnam", "St James Infirmary Blues", "Cleo", "Woke Up This Morning", "Don't Mess With My Baby", "I'm Georgia Bound" and "The Reason Young People Use Drugs". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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