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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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✨✧ Sturgill SimpsonSailor's Guide To Earth ... LP
Atlantic, 2016. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing, with bonus CD. Cover has a mark through the barcode.)

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Hank ThompsonCountry Music Hall Of Fame ... CD
MCA, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $2.99
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Hank ThompsonCountry Stars Of The Past Vol 3 ... LP
Castle (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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Hank ThompsonJust An Old Flame ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
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 ThompsonOld Love Affair ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
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Hank ThompsonWhere Is The Circus & Other Heart Breakin Hits ... LP
Warner, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Maybe worth it alone for the cover of the sad clown on the front – and Hank getting into clown makeup on the back! LP, Vinyl record album

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Richard ThompsonHand Of Kindness ... LP
Hannibal, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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Richard Thompson & Danny ThompsonIndustry ... CD
Hannibal/Ryko, 1997. Used ... $4.99
(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 ... $11.99
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
(Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Fairport ConventionLiege & Lief (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (UK), 1970. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016 (delayed)
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. Titles include "Matty Groves", "Reynardine", "Come All Ye", "The Deserter", "Tam Lin", and "Crazy Man Michael". Features two bonus tracks – both previously unissued – "Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood" and "Sir Patrick Spens". CD

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✨✧ Dave EdwardsDave Edwards & His Alabama Boys 1937 ... LP
Texas Rose, 1937. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Includes vocals by Bud McDonald and Cotton Thompson – plus some instrumental tracks too! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPolitically Incorrect ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Nick DrakeBryter Layter ... LP
Island (UK), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Later US pressing on Antilles, with Union Jack etch. Cover has very light wear.)

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✨✧ Fairport ConventionUnhalfbricking (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island/Simply Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Hank ThompsonSix Pack To Go ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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", "Drunkard's Blues", "Bubbles In My Beer", "The Wild Side Of Life", "Warm Red Wine" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono reissue with barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousNew Folk Routes ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ VariousChoose Your Partners! –- Contra Dance & Square Dance Music Of New Hampshire ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock

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