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Speedy West & Jimmy BryantBustin Through – Flippin The Lid ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 22.99
A searing collection of work from two of the coolest cats to ever handle an electric guitar in the 50s – the duo of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, a pair who made some really incredible singles for Capitol Records – most of which are collected in this massive 34 track set! West and Bryant are the stuff of legend – a pairing of tight plucked electric guitar and quick-fingered slide steel – and although the duo have been given coverage elsewhere, they're always in the best hands when handled by Bear Family – who do a wonderful job here of picking all the right tunes, and supporting the music with great notes and some very detailed session information too. The set includes loads of instrumentals – including "Flippin The Lid", "Hop Skip & Jump", "Space Man In Orbit", "Speedy's Special", "This Ain't The Blues", "Bryant's Shuffle", "Truck Driver's Ride", "Totem Pole Dance", and "Water Baby Blues" – plus some numbers cut with vocals by Eddie Kirk, Ella Mae Morse, Jean Shepard, and Tex Williams! CD

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VariousWayfaring Strangers – Guitar Soli ... LP
Numero, Mid 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 21.98
A wonderful collection of obscure solo acoustic guitar tunes from the mid 60s up to the dawn of the 80s – beautiful work from a slew of players we've never heard of – but we'd put right up there with Fahey and Basho in the way they reach from the back porch to the cosmos with just their fingers and some strings! One thing we love about this set, and the Numero Group releases to date, is how deep they dig and what beauty they unearth, somehow with impeccable sound quality. Some tunes are starkly beautiful, some chime on fairly intently, some do both those things and more – and it's very heartening and instantly appealing stuff – wordless tunes that carry a lot of sensitivity and emotion! The LP comes in beautiful gate fold, heavy cardboard packaging with notes on the tracks and artists printed on, plus an introduction by Numero's Rob Sevier and essays by Dan Lambert and Jim Ohlschmidt. Titles include "Beginning" by Dana Westover", "Raga In D" by Ted Lucas, "Sailor's Dream" by Scotte Witte, "Flight" by George Cromarty, "Diagonal" by Richard Crandell, "Baha Dream Songs" by Daniel Hecht, "Delta Freeze" by Jim Ohlschmidt, "No More School" by Stephen Cohen, "Strawberry Man" by Mark Lang, "Warm River" by Bread Chequer, "One Forty Eight" by Swayne Canna and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jenks Tex CarmanHillbilly Hula ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Weird, wacky stuff that we can't help but like! Jenks Tex Carman was a strange dude who recorded for Capitol in the early 50s – singing pared down country ditties peppered with lots of mush-mouth gibberish that he claimed was Cherokee – it's NOT. He also added lots of odd Hawaiian slide guitar, hence the title. If you like the oddball stuff as much as we do, or you just want to clear the room of the in-laws or other unwanted guests, Jenks is your man! Most of his early Capitol sides are here, including "Hillbilly Hula", "Another Dream Gone Wrong", "Hilo March", "Locust Hill Rag", "Samoa Stomp", "Dixie Cannonball", "Sweet Luwanna", "Indian polka", "Don't Feel Sorry For Me", "Gonna Stay Right Here", and lots more. 20 tracks in all. CD
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Bonnie DobsonGood Morning Rain ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good ... $9.99
A sweet folk pop set from Bonnie Dobson – recorded at the famous Nashville Sound Studio in Nashville, and eking out every bit of warmth it could provide, most likely in spite of RCA's intent to polish her up for mass consumption! There's a bright and buzzing sound on a number of tunes that caught us off guard – uptempo and fuzzy little groovers that have more of a rockin' lilt – which may have alienated fans of the folk revival stuff she spun, but it sounds groovy to our ears. Really nice stuff! Title include Bonnie's own tunes "Sweet Man" and "You Don't Love" – plus "Light Of Love", "You Don't Know", "Clown", "Do What You Gotta Do", "Factory Girl", "Streets Of London", "A Taste Of Honey" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a sticker spot.)

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Bonnie DobsonShe's Like A Swallow ... CD
Prestige/Big Beat (UK), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
Sublime early work from Bonnie Dobson – really spare, really beautiful tracks recorded years before Dobson became more of a pop phenomenon – with a classic sound that's instantly mesmerizing, right from the very first note! The record just features Bonnie's guitar and her amazing voice – recorded perfectly by Rudy Van Gelder, who did as great of a job here as with any of his jazz sessions for Prestige Records – maybe even more so, given the intimacy of the record. Titles include "The Cruel War Is Raging", "Mistress Bond", "Envoyons De L'Avant", "The Road To Grandmere", "The Old Maid's Lament", "Across The Blue Mountain", and "Frankie Slide". CD

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Fairport ConventionNine ... LP
A&M, 1973. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Fairport Convention's 9th album in a relatively short history, and a homey little set that often has the group working strongly in a folk-based mode! Instrumentation is a mixture of electric and acoustic guitars, plus mandolin, violin, and assorted percussion – brought in at just the right points to offset the album's few more rock-based tunes. The overall mood is relatively dark, and most tunes are originals, penned with a mix of traditional and conventional themes – and titles include "The Hexhamshire Lass", "Polly On The Shore", "To Aretha From Prison", "Tokyo", "Bring Em Down", "Pleasure & Pain", and "Possibly Parsons Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Island, with blue label. Cover has some wear and a bit of stuck-on paper on back.)

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George JonesGrand Ole Opry's Newest Star (with download) ... LP
Starday/Reserve, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A really early record by a young, fresh-faced George Jones – his full length debut, actually – released in 1957 by Starday, not too long after his debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry! George had been recording some artistically promising, if underselling singles for a couple years prior, including the now legendary rockabilly sides (on which he was billed as "Thumper" Jones), but this was his first full length showcase as a rising country singer. The title is pure showbiz, as George wouldn't be a big star for a couple more years. He was ready, though! The songs are great, and he wrote or co-wrote most of 'em – and oh man, that VOICE – this is where the legend begins, people! Includes the early classic "Why, Baby, Why", and a whole bunch of great tunes, including "You Gotta Be My Baby", "Ragged But Right", "It's OK", "Still Hurtin'", "Boat Of Life", "Let Him Know", "Play It Cool" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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Bonnie KolocAfter All This Time ... LP
Ovation, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
Righteous earth mama vibes from our hometown sweetheart Bonnie Koloc. Bonnie was part of the original folk cabaret scene around old town here in Chicago, and this is her first album, with her gutsy, folky vocals and songwriting underpinned by a groovy rock-inflected backing band, that features Phil Upchurch on bass! Titles include "Don't Leave Me", "After All This Time", "new York City Blues", "Devil's Nine Questions", "Another new Morn", "Rainy Day Lady", "Jazz Man", "Victoria's Morning", "Got To Get What You Can", and "One Sure Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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