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✨✧ Stanley BrothersStanley Brothers Starday/King – 1958 to 1965 (4CD set) ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
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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Blue Sky BoysTreasury Of Rare Gems From The Past ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Barbara DaneHot Jazz, Cool Blues, & Hard Hitting Songs ... CD
Folkways, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
She's got short blonde hair, in the manner of Doris Day in the 60s – but Barbara Dane is a much hipper singer – and one who can really live up to the promise made by the title of this collection! Dane emerged in the folk revival boom of the late 50s, but right from the start she was something completely different – almost as much of a blues singer as a folk artist – able to sing those modes in a completely unabashed, unself-conscious way – without any hoke at all, at a level that most other white female singers wouldn't take up until a decade later. This 2CD collection spans the full gamut of Dane's work, and is very heavy on her late 50s and 60s recordings for Folkway Records – with some surprisingly strong inclusions from later years too – a really great celebration of her unique genius. 38 tracks in all – including "Mama Yacey's Advice", "Come By Here", "It Isn't Nice", "I Am A Weary & Lonesome Traveler", "Mill Worker", "Song Of The Coat Maker", "Join The GI Movement", "Ballad Of Richard Campos", "I Don't Want Your Millions Mister", "Mother Earth", and "Study War No More". CD

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Barbara Dane with The Chambers BrothersBarbara Dane & The Chambers Brothers ... LP
Folkways, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.98
One of the coolest albums ever from this hip female folk singer – thanks to key work by The Chambers Brothers – whose vocals come in alongside Barbara Dane's, and really send the whole thing home! Dane's one of those rare singers who can take on rootsy modes without ever making us feel like she's faking it or trying to grab some territory that she doesn't deserve – and here, she works with the Chambers Brothers on a set of songs that have very strong currents of freedom and justice – very much what you'd expect for the Civil Rights-era recording date, and delivered in the best Folkways mode, with lots of raw intensity and no hoke at all. Titles include "Freedom Is A Constant Struggle", "We'll Never Turn Back", "I Am A Weary & Lonesome Traveller", "You Just Can't Make It By Yourself", and "You Got To Reap What You Sow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy reissue – with a paste-on cover and booklet of notes – just like the original Folkways album!)

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Bob DylanWitmark Demos – 1962 to 1964 – The Bootleg Series Vol 9 ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $13.99
Somehow, someway, Bob Dylan and Columbia Records can keep returning to the well of unreleased material – and draw jaw droppingly brilliant recordings that are mostly unheard to the general population of non Dylan diehard archaeologists! Here lies the fabled Witmark Demos – early recordings of treasured Dylan classics and rarities alike recorded raw and unencumbered, just Dylan's voice, guitar and occasional harmonica or piano – recorded in 1962 for Leeds Music (a few) and M. Witmark & Sons (most of 'em) in the early-to-mid 60s. Dylan was one of the first wave of 60s folk songwriters brought into the Tin Pan Alley machinations, a pretty amazing moment considering that this gruff, nasal voiced figure was soon to revolutionize popular music and there's no way Witmark could have known it. Hey, maybe this kid will make us a few bucks in the urban folk racket, eh? Wow. Of course many of these songs would be recorded by a who's who of 60s & 70s singers of all stripes, but it's always great to here Dylan's own early, raw sketches. Some of the performances come somewhat close to the way Dylan would cut them for his own landmark albums with just a bit more polish, others are close(ish) to how they sounded in earlier Dylan "bootlegs" (officially and not so official), and most of it has never been officially released commercially. Columbia continues the terrific Official Bootleg Series with a thick booklet of rare photos and notes by Colin Escott. Includes versions of "Hard Times In New York Town", "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", "Ballad Of Hollis Brown, "Long Time Gone", "Farewell", "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright", "Girl From North Country", "Only A Hobo", "Guess I'm Doing Fine", "Mr Tamborine Man", "I'll Keep It With Mine" and many more. 47 tracks on 2 CDs. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(Includes original book & slipcase. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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JohnstonsBitter Green/Colours Of The Dawn/If I Sang My Song (bonus tracks) ... CD
Transatlantic/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A trio of tremendous albums by The Johnstons – all recorded right around the start of the 70s, at a time when the group was moving into some even more heady territory than before! The Johnstons got their start as a more traditional Irish folk group, but like most of their British Isles contemporaries at the end of the 60s, they were able to find a way to bridge the ancient and the current – by this point mixing traditional material with some very well-chosen contemporary cuts, all of which really flower even more wonderfully in the beautiful male/female vocal style of the group – who can hit a warm blend that's almost like the west coast post-folk modes of the Sunshine Pop generation, but much more cerebral. Production is nicely stripped-down at most points – with a focus on acoustic instrumentation, but also some slight elements on the second two albums that almost remind us of the hipness of Warner/Reprise productions for this sort of material. 2CD set features all three albums, plus 11 more bonus tracks – with titles that include "Jesus Was A Carpenter", "The Story Of Isaac", "Bitter Green", "The Wind In My Hands", "Border Child", "Going Home", "The Life Of The Rover", "Won't You Come With Me", "Colours Of The Dawn", "Brightness She Came", and "Won't You Come With Me". 42 tracks in all! CD

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Johnny Blackburn & Mary LaurenEchoes Of Love's Reality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A lilting psych styled set from the early 80s by Johnny Blackburn & Mary Lauren – one that would have sounded right it home in the late 60s or early 70s – with an overall vibe that falls somewhere between dreamy psychedelic folk and some of the more adventurous soft rock of a decade earlier! Big melodies, natural male & female harmony vocals with acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, flute, mellotron and other light accompaniment. Includes "The Wanderer's Theme", "The Mystery Sea", "Mary", "The Sound Of Wings", "Lovers Lane", "The Sigh", "The Secret Door" and more. (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies. Includes a nice insert, too!)

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Davy Graham & HollyGodington Boundry ... LP
President/Acme (UK), 1970. Sealed (reissue)... $16.99
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

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Dan Hicks & The Hot LicksIt Happened One Bite ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Pretty great later work from Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – not the immediately-retro style of their earlier albums, but instead this wonderful blend of so many different jazz and acoustic elements – set forward with a style that's wonderfully groovy overall! There's a hip, scatting vibe to the music that almost puts Hicks in the same 70s territory as Ben Sidran – although maybe a few notches earlier in terms of his inspirations – yet coming across with a breezy warmth that's really beautiful, almost like the shift that Maria Muldaur had made from her trad styles of the 60s to the groove of "Midnight At The Oasis". Fender Rhodes warms the record up at all the right moments – and titles include "Boogaloo Jones", "Cruzin", "Garden In The Rain", "Dizzy Dogs", "Vinnie's Lookin Good", "Lovers For Life", and "Collared Blues". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available It Happened One Bite (widescreen edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 10.99

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Dan Hicks & The Hot LicksIt Happened One Bite (widescreen edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Pretty great later work from Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – not the immediately-retro style of their earlier albums, but instead this wonderful blend of so many different jazz and acoustic elements – set forward with a style that's wonderfully groovy overall! There's a hip, scatting vibe to the music that almost puts Hicks in the same 70s territory as Ben Sidran – although maybe a few notches earlier in terms of his inspirations – yet coming across with a breezy warmth that's really beautiful, almost like the shift that Maria Muldaur had made from her trad styles of the 60s to the groove of "Midnight At The Oasis". Fender Rhodes warms the record up at all the right moments – and titles include "Boogaloo Jones", "Cruzin", "Garden In The Rain", "Dizzy Dogs", "Vinnie's Lookin Good", "Lovers For Life", and "Collared Blues". Great CD issue features the full material originally recorded for release as a soundtrack – the tracks on the album, plus 9 more unreleased bonus tracks – including "Gone With The Wind", "Hummin To Myself", "Lulu's Back In Town", "You Belong To Me", and "Walkin My Baby Back Home". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
Also available It Happened One Bite ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Janis IanJanis Ian ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The beautiful first album from Janis Ian – recorded when she was just 15 years old, and a beautifully arranged around her lovely vocals! Janis Ian's self-titled album was something of a hit at the time, but is largely remembered for her fearlessly frank lyrics – from the gorgeous "Society's Child", which sounds like inventively arranged bubblegum pop, but the lyrics march righteously into a tale of teen interracial romance – to "Go 'Way Little Girl", in which she's unafraid to sing about sexuality, it's riveting stuff! Barbed pop on one hand, strident folk rock on another, it's pretty amazing stuff, arranged wonderfully by Shadow Morton with excellent NYC session players. Titles include "Society's Child (Baby, I've Been Thinking)", "Hair Of Spun Gold", "Then Tangles My Mind", "I'll Give You A Stone If You'll Throw It (Changing Tymes)", "Pro Girl", "Younger Generation Blues", "New Christ Cardiac Hero", "Lover Be Kindly", "Mrs. McKenzie" and "Janey's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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