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✨✧ Ed AskewImperfiction ... LP
Galactic Zoo Disk/Drag City, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Murky folk music made with a portable 2 track cassette recorder, a mic, a kit harpsichord, an acoustic guitar by one heck of a dizzyingly creative figure! It's both strange and effective, with one memorable tune after another. The songs are ones that Askew wrote in the preceding handful of years, ones he knew pretty deep down by this point but were never before recorded, and it's the kind of crackling low fi effort that's a major precurssor to indie folk to come – whether the late comers ever heard of Askew or not! Includes "Boy With A Hat", "Hitchhiking", "Deep Water", "At Home In The Factory", "Tom", "House Of Embers", "Art And Life", "Buddha Smiles" and "This Is The End". LP, Vinyl record album
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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 ... 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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Ira LouvinComplete Recordings Of Ira Louvin ... CD
Capitol/King, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $5.99 9.98
The Louvin Brothers were a famous pair in country music during the 50s and 60s – but even before the early death of Ira Louvin took him from this planet in 1965, the brothers had already split up for a bit near the end of his life! These sides represent the complete recorded works of Ira without Charlie – material that's still pretty darn strong, from our perspective – even though there's less of the harmonizing that you'd expect from famous Louvin material. Ira's got maybe more twang and rasp than Charlie – and you can sometimes hear some of the wild life that he'd been living in his phrasing – set up in arrangements that are nicely uncomplicated, especially for the increasingly commercial country world of the 60s. Titles include "Bottom Of The Bottle", "It Ain't Funny Enough", "Right Side Of The Road", "Master Of The Universe", "These Two Eyes", "Life Is Too Short", "Who Throwed Dat Rock", and "Empty Wallet & A Broken Heart". Also includes three unreleased tracks that weren't on the Capitol album – "This Is The Door", "You're As Welcome As The Flowers In May", and "I Wish I Could Say I Wonder". CD
 
 
 



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