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EvensongEvensong (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beatball (Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
One of those records that should have been a classic – but which maybe never hit the mark at the time because it was too perfect, too far ahead of its generation to score a bigger hit! At one level, Evensong work in the same mix of folk and strings that you might find from some of Joe Boyd's productions over at Island – especially the music of Nick Drake – but there's other currents here that reflect the acoustic hipness on the LA scene a few years before, too – not necessarily country-inspired, but with currents that are more American than usual for UK work of the time. The group are a duo – Tony Hulme and Mike Lawson – but the sound really comes from the fuller arrangements from Mike Moran and Ray Fenwick, who flesh out their core ideas beautifully. Titles include "Smallest Man In The World", "Dodos & Dinosaurs", "I Was Her Cowboy", "Store Of Time", "Rum Runner", "Sweetbriar Road", and "Borderline" – plus 6 bonus tracks including "Home Made Wine", "Romeo", and "Tell Me A Story"! (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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VariousHonky Tonk Song – The Don Law Story 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A well-chosen collection of work handled by country producer Don Law – a late 50s force who kept the honky tonk vibe alive and well on record! The names here are some of the biggest of the time – including a fair bit of Columbia Records artists – and the work together is a great reminder of that special touch that Don could bring to a well-recorded tune – a mode that always made his work different than Chet Atkins productions on RCA or Owen Bradley work for Decca! The set list is wonderful – as most numbers here are more obscure tracks by artists who'd scored bigger hits – some of their rawer work that stands in nice contrast to tunes you might already know. Titles include "Honky Tonkitis" by Carl& Pearl Butler, "Don't Worry" by Marty Robbins, "Can't Hang Up The Phone" by Stonewall Jackson, "Lover By Appointment" by Lefty Frizell & Johnny Bond, "Honky Tonk Song" by Mel Tillis, "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down" by Charlie Walker, "Darkness On The Face Of The Earth" by Hawkshaw Hawkins, "Pride" by Ray Price, "Twenty Cigarettes" by Little Jimmy Dickens, "Gotta Get You From That Crowd" by Skeets McDonald, and "The Key's In The Mailbox" by Freddie Hart. CD

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