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Gene ClarkNo Other ... LP
Asylum, 1974. Very Good ... $39.99
A pretty amazing effort from country rock progenitor Gene Clark! This one blends breezy songcraft that's not too far off from his previous couple of great solo albums – rustic harmonies and memorable lyricism flavored by acoustic guitars – with far more deft studio touches such as synths and densely layered backing vocals. There really was no other album in '74 like No Other, and initially it had the poor reception to show for it! It has a somewhat laidback and laconic vibe overall – infused with that Cali country rock groove that Gene helped invent – yet the production is richly produced on an epic scale, an effort that seems to seek flat out perfection. A couple years later, Califoria fellow travelers would utilize a similar approach and sell LPs by the ton. Here's hoping those groups bought Gene a dinner or two to thank him for the inspiration! Includes "Life's Greatest Fool", "Silver Raven", "No Other", "Some Misunderstanding", "The True One", "Lady Of The North", "Strength Of Strings" and "From A Silver Phial". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the heavy inner sleeve and poster.)

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Jack MoranAs I See It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Athena/Omni (Australia), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
The album's got a funny sort of title for a singer who's a blind man – but Jack Moran's also a funny sort of singer, too – the artist who wrote the country hit "Skip A Rope", which leads off the set alongside lots of Jack's other great tunes! Moran's got a razor-sharp wit, and is part of that new wave of late 60s songwriters who were really starting to tell it like it is – get past the blue-tinged country cliches of a few years before, and instead come across with a confident look at the mixed message and mishaps of contemporary society! That approach is heard most famously on the previous-mentioned hit, but Moran follows it with loads of other great material – including "Chicken Truck Driver", "Teenage Kids Of Today", "Tommy's Doll", "A Day In The Life Of A Working Man", and "None Of My Business". CD also features a number of bonus tracks – including "The Welfare Check", "Big Brother Is Watching You", and 45 versions of "Skip A Rope" and "Tommy's Doll". CD

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✨✧ Karen Dalton1966 (plus download) ... LP
Delmore, 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third in a series of unearthed archival release of treasures by 60s folk singer, guitarist and banjo player Karen Dalton from Delmore Recordings – and it's also the third completely beautiful and revelatory Karen Dalton release from Delmore Recordings! For years, Dalton was best known by her peers in the early 60s folk community, particularly the Greenwich Village scene, where she was beloved by Dylan and other soon-to-be giants. Thanks in no small part to the great stuff brought to light by Delmore and the stellar Light In The Attic reissues, she's finally getting an audience beyond pivotal fellow musicians, which is truly thrilling. 1966 features songs recorded that year in her cabin in Summerville, Colorado – between the Green Rocky Road recordings of a few years earlier and the recordings that would make up her first official album, which wouldn't be released until '69. She's sometimes accompanied by Richard Tucker on guitar and vocal duets. Karen was infamously self-conscious on stage and in the studio, so these informal home recordings find her at her intimate, soulful best. Includes one the best versions of Tim Hardin's "Reason To Believe" we've ever heard, plus "Katie Cruel", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "Green Rocky Road", "God Bless The Childen", "Other Side To This Life", "Don't Make Promises", "Mole In The Ground", "Misery Blues", "Little Bit Of Rain" and more. Also includes excellent notes by Ben Edmonds. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes and 8" X 10" color portrait plus a code for digital download.)

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✨✧ Dottie WestHere Comes My Baby/Dottie West Sings ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pair of albums from Dottie West – back to back on a single CD! First up is Here Comes My Baby – a 60s classic from singer Dottie West, a country artist who almost seems a direct heir to Patsy Cline with her blue-tinged style on the set! Most tracks move in a slow-stepping pace – perfect Chet Atkins production, with heavenly arrangements from Anita Kerr – whose backing vocal group seems to be a fantastic fit for Dottie – really lifting her voice to the heavens on waves of blue! Titles include "Night Life", "Here Comes My Baby", "Mama Kiss The Hurt Away", "Take Me As I Am", "All The World Is Lonely Now", and "I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair". Next up is Dottie West Sings – beautiful blue-tinged work from Dottie – one of the more weepy-eyed country singers of the 60s – and definitely one who's got a different vibe than some of the more badass female talents to emerge in country a few years later! The set's got the slow-loping groove you'd expect from RCA in the 60s – warm, airy production from Chet Atkins – nicely isolated piano or guitar parts, and a gentle flow to the arrangements that allow West to get melancholy on the lyrics, yet never sound too emotionally overindulgent. Titles include "It Just Takes Practice", "No Sign Of Living", "Happiness Lives Next Door", "Gettin Married Has Made Us Strangers", "You're The Only World I KNow", and "When Two Worlds Collide". CD

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✨✧ Eddy ArnoldEach Road I Take – The 1970 Lee Hazlewood & Chet Atkins Sessions (Love & Guitars/Standing Alone/bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great set of work from countrypolitan giant Eddy Arnold – 1970 sessions that have him both reforging his strengths with producer Chet Atkins, and taking up a whole new groove with the great Lee Hazlewood! The Atkins material can be heard here on the album Love & Guitars – a set that allows Arnold to answer back to all the others who, by that time, were hitting his own sort of mature way of putting over a tune – with backings that are almost more traditionally country than anything that Eddy had been getting on other recent records. The choice of material is great – songs by Merle Haggard, Wayne Thompson, Kris Kristofferson, and others – and titles that include "When The Wind Blows In Chicago", "Shadows Of Her Mind", "Today I Started Loving You again", "Just Enough To Start Me Dreamin", "With Pen In Hand", and "Soul Deep". Producer Lee Hazlewood works with Eddy Arnold on material from the album Standing Alone – a set that almost has Lee taking a tongue-in-cheek approach with strings and larger arrangements – giving Eddy the kind of setting that might have been darkly double-sided if Hazlewood were singing, but which comes across more in familiar Arnold territory overall. Still, there's definitely some nice touches around the edges – and titles include "Closest I Ever Came", "My Way Of Life", "She Believes In Me", "July You're A Woman", "Where Love Has Died", and "Some Lonely Picker". CD also features additional tracks from the same year, including two unreleased outtakes – for a total of 27 titles in all. CD

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✨✧ Merle HaggardMama Tried/Pride In What I Am (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1968/1969. Used ... $7.99
Mama Tried is probably the best album in the long, storied history of the great Merle Haggard. Mama Tried has some absolutely stunning original material that chronicles Haggard's sadness and frustration within his own life and the outside world in a far more confessional and introspective manner than the following year's Okie From Muskogee. Add to that some barn-burning covers, including a hard rocking version of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" and you have a truly exceptional album. Amazingly, Mama Tried was released the same year as his nearly as great Sing Me Back Home, showing an artist truly at the top of his game. Other tracks include "Mama Tried", "Green Grass Of Home", "In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)", "I Could Have Gone Right", "Teach Me To Forget", and "Too Many Bridges To Cross Over". Pride In What I Am is a lesser studio effort in the Okie From Muskogee aesthetic, though more heartfelt and less reactionary, with at least a side's worth of fine tunes including "It Meant Goodbye To Me When You Said Hello To Him", "I Can't Hold Myself In Line", "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am", and "Who'll Buy The Wine". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – "Lookin For My Mind", "You're Not Home Yet", "California On My Mind", "White Line Fever", and "Streets Of Berlin". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. CD has a promo stamp.)

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VariousEighteen Wheelers – Twisted Tales From The Truckstops ... CD
Trailer Park, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A great collection of work from one of our favorite genres of country music – the trucker song, that fantastic genre that began in the late 30s, then really exploded once the 60s moved in! Most of the cuts here are from that later stretch – a time when Starday and a whole host of other indies were really cashing in on the trucking market – not only cutting countless songs about the cats who drove the big rigs, but also establishing roadside stops as a key place to sell the music too! And while there's some huge hits that really define the genre, this collection does a great job of digging up much more obscure numbers – as honestly, although we love trucking country songs, we'd never heard more than half of these gems. As always with this series, the presentation is as great as the music – with notes and a very vivid package – to support titles that include "Six Cents A Mile" by Billy Deaton, "Truck Driving Jack" by Lloyd Howell, "Truck Driver's Dream" by Ray Salter, "Big Wheels" by Claud Allen, "Big Sam" by Autry Inman, "Trucker's Vitus" by Lonnie Irving, "Truck Driver's Life" by Bobby Edison, "Gear Bustin Sort Of A Feller" by Bobby Braddock, "Truck Stop Number Three" by Dick Mosley, and "Hot Wheels" by Stan Farlow. CD
Also available Eighteen Wheelers – Twisted Tales From The Truckstops ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ VariousEighteen Wheelers – Twisted Tales From The Truckstops ... LP
Trailer Park, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99
A great collection of work from one of our favorite genres of country music – the trucker song, that fantastic genre that began in the late 30s, then really exploded once the 60s moved in! Most of the cuts here are from that later stretch – a time when Starday and a whole host of other indies were really cashing in on the trucking market – not only cutting countless songs about the cats who drove the big rigs, but also establishing roadside stops as a key place to sell the music too! And while there's some huge hits that really define the genre, this collection does a great job of digging up much more obscure numbers – as honestly, although we love trucking country songs, we'd never heard more than half of these gems. As always with this series, the presentation is as great as the music – with notes and a very vivid package – to support titles that include "Six Cents A Mile" by Billy Deaton, "Truck Driving Jack" by Lloyd Howell, "Truck Driver's Dream" by Ray Salter, "Big Wheels" by Claud Allen, "Big Sam" by Autry Inman, "Trucker's Vitus" by Lonnie Irving, "Truck Driver's Life" by Bobby Edison, "Gear Bustin Sort Of A Feller" by Bobby Braddock, "Truck Stop Number Three" by Dick Mosley, and "Hot Wheels" by Stan Farlow. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eighteen Wheelers – Twisted Tales From The Truckstops ... CD 12.99
 
 
 



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