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A huge range -- from pre-war string bands, to hillbilly music, Bakersfield country, bluegrass, Nashville hits, jug bands, Folkways records, and work from the acoustic underground!


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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 ... $16.99 18.99
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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Charles River Valley BoysBeatle Country ... LP
Elektra, 1966. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Country takes on Beatles tunes – recorded in Nashville, with work by Jim Field on guitar and vocals, Joe Val on mandolin, and Bob Siggins on banjo – plus dobro and some lead guitar from Eric Thompson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label Elektra pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Fairport ConventionFull House ... LP
A&M, 1970. Very Good ... $14.99
A full house, and a strong change for Fairport Convention – working here without founder Ashley Hutchings or vocalist Sandy Denny – but finding their way forward through the new strengths of Richard Thompson! Thompson contributed more songs to this album than before, and also joins the lineup for a new vocal sound – one that, without any female singer in the mix, really gives the group a different feel than before – almost a fresh take on some of the territory they'd been moving through on previous records. The vocals are often understated, but in a way that gives the guitars, mandolin, and fiddle even more power – but in a way that's more rocky than folksy, and we mean that in the best way possible. Titles include "Poor Will & The Jolly Hangman", "Walk Awhile", "Doctor Of Physick", "Dirty Linen", "Sloth", and "Sir Patrick Spens". LP, Vinyl record album
(First US pressing, in a nice textured cover!)

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Hank ThompsonJust An Old Flame ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Sealed ... $2.99
Includes original Hank Thompson numbers "It's Better To Have Loved A Little", "Just An Old Flame", "I Was The First One", "She's Just A Lot Like You", "I Wasn't Even In The Running", and "What Made Her Change". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hank ThompsonSix Pack To Go ... CD
Sundazed, 1966. Used ... $11.99
A great big barrel of beer drinkin' honky tonk classics from Hank Thompson – one of the flagship honky tonk albums of the 60s! This is Texas swing-modeled, no BS honky tonk – no silly string arrangements or Jordanaires backing vocals in the mix. It's the antidote for all that countrypolitan stuff that was the main claptrap of the time! The great Merle Travis is on guitar for most of the record, too. Essential! Tracks include "Six Pack To Go", "Honky Tonk Town", "Hangover Heart", "Beer Barrell Polka", "Drunkard's Blues", "Bubbles In My Beer", "The Wild Side Of Life", "Warm Red Wine" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Richard Thompson & Danny ThompsonIndustry ... CD
Hannibal/Ryko, 1997. Used ... $2.99
(Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(Out of print.)

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Suzy ThompsonStop & Listen ... CD
Arhoolie, 2004. Used ... $1.99
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousOkeh Western Swing ... LP
Epic, 1930s/1940s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A great collection from one of the strongest labels in the western swing game during the 30s and 40s – with tracks by Sons Of The West, Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Light Crust Doughboys, Sons Of The Pioneers, Saddle Tramps, Blue Ridge Playboys, Emmett Miller, Spade Cooley, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPolitically Incorrect ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
Prepare to be offended – but in the best possible way – as this mad collection serves up a whole host of postwar tracks in many styles – all of which have a lyrical bent that would hardly be acceptable today! Some cuts are from the mainstream – which might be excused for their insensitive portrayal of subcultures – but other tracks from genres like blues, country, and jazz often come across with some oddly offensive lyrics at points – yet in ways that maybe have some degree of charm, given their outdated ideas. In fact, the collection's maybe a good reminder that things have never been that easy for most folks in the American music scene – that someone's success is often stomping on someone else's idea – in this case handled in a range of subject matter that might offend Chinese Americans, African Americans, women, hillbillies, and a fair bit of other folks too – with subject matter that deals with differences in language, cultures, intelligence, and even driving – plus a sideline of songs that are suspiciously strong on date rape themes. The package comes with the usual great Bear Family presentation – excellent graphics that support the selection of 31 tracks that include "Women Drivers" by The Playmates, "Chinese Rock & Egg Roll" by Buddy Hackett, "How Can You Leave A Man Like This" by Ella Mae Morse, "Squaws Along The Yukon" by Hank Thompson, "No Chemise Please" by Gerry Granahan, "Calling All Cows" by Blues Rockers, "Get Out Of The Car" by Sammy Davis Jr, "Never Trust A Woman" by Red Foley, "I Love Paris" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Run For Your Life" by Gary Lewis & The Playboys, "Girl Fifteen" by Floyd Dixon, and "Slap Er Down Agin Paw" by Arthur Godfrey & The Too Fat Trio. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ Martin Simpson, David Hidalgo, Viji Krishnan & PuvKambara Music In Native Tongues ... CD
Water Lily Acoustics, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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✨✧ Richard ThompsonSmall Town Romance – Live/Solo In New York 1982 ... LP
Hannibal, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Time To Ring Some Changes", "Honky Tonk Blues", "Genesis Hall", "For Shame Of Doing Wrong", "Down Where The Drunkards Roll", and "Never Again". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing.)

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✨✧ Richard ThompsonStrict Tempo ... LP
Carthage, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Richard Thompson's strictly instrumentals set from 1981 – not just folk guitar – Thompson plays acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and and more, only accompanied on the percussion – and the stylistic breadth is as wide as his musicianship is strong! Thompson utilizes modern recording innovations to to faithfully present a variety timeless folk instrumentalism here – remarkably strong material that covers many folk styles. Thompson's such a great songwriter, you'd think we'd miss his voice to much, but he's such a devoted musician, it's actually a great joy to simply listen to him play. Includes "New-Fangled Reel-Kerry Reel", "Vaillance Polka Militia-Belfast Polka", "Do It For My Sake", "Rockin' In Rhythm", "The Random Jig-The Grinder", "Andalus-Radio Marakesh", "The Knife-Edge" and more. (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fairport ConventionLiege & Lief (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (UK), 1970. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A record that really has Fairport Convention knocking it out of the park – making a bold turn towards British traditional music, but in a way that imbues these relics with a whole new life of their own! The album came at a key turning point – after an accident that took one of their members, and which almost saw the group disband – but instead turn towards the past for even deeper inspiration than some of their contemporaries, whom they'd covered on other records – at a level that seems to set Sandy Denny free into this sublime territory of her own! Denny's vocals are incredible – like a think unlocked from some ancient vault – and they're given this wonderful focus through the growing complexity of Richard Thompson's guitar work, and the understated brilliance of Ashley Hutchings' bass – both of which bring in these modal inflections that are very 60s, and hardly conceived of as accompaniment with the original tunes. The result is tremendous – tunes that are completely transformed, as a touchstone for generations. This great double CD version includes a bonus disc of alternate studio takes and BBC sessions – 17 tracks on 2CDs! CD

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✨✧ Fairport ConventionUnhalfbricking (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island/Simply Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The record where it all really came together for Fairport Convention – the point at which the already-great group really stepped forward to become something totally unique! By this point all the key elements are firmly in place – sublime vocals from the great Sandy Denny, amazing guitar and songwriting from the young Richard Thompson, and an overall approach to the music that was way more than folk – in the way the elements are layered together carefully, and build in these hypnotic lines that are completely amazing – almost modal in conception, but much more subtle – and the quality that really makes their work so unique. Titles include "Genesis Hall", "Autopsy", "Cajun Woman", "Percy's Song", "Million Dollar Bash", and "Who Knows Where The Time Goes". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richard ThompsonAcross A Crowded Room ... LP
Polydor, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Richard ThompsonAmnesia ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Richard ThompsonHand Of Kindness ... LP
Hannibal, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "The Wrong Heartbeat", "Hand Of Kindness", "Devonshire", "How I Wanted To", and "Both Ends Burning". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousNew Folk Routes ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A loose collection of British folk and folk rock from the late 60s – a mix of dreamy acoustic tunes, lightly jazzy ones, and full of chiming songcraft from Richard & Linda Thompson, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Traffic, Sandy Denny and more! Some tunes are pretty well known in the broad landscape, and others are fairly deep – some achingly intimate others ready for a hootenanny! Titles include "Hornpipe" by John Locke, "She Moves Through The Air" by Fairport Convention, "Black Jack David" by Incredible String Band, "I Was A Young Man" by Albion Country Band, "When I Get To The Border" by Richard and Linda Thompson, "Audrey" by Mike Heron, "Man Of Iron" by Sandy Denny and more! CD

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