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Hank ThompsonCheyenne Frontier Days ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A very cool concert album from Hank Thompson – one that features a guest recitation of the "Cowboy's Prayer" by Tex Ritter – and some sound effects from the rodeo too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank ThompsonHank – America's No 1 Western Dance Band ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Hank and the Brazos Valley Boys give a nod to some older jazz tunes here – showing themselves to be an important 50s link to the western swing tradition! Titles include "String Of Pearls", "Hang Your Head In Shame", "Ole Napoleon", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "Prosperity Special", "The Gypsy", "Don't Be That Way", and "Someone Can Steal You From Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing.)

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Hank ThompsonHank Thompson At The Golden Nugget ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good ... $7.99
A live album recorded at a Vegas casino, complete with some occasional sound effects from the floor! The feel is nice and spontaneous, and there's some added jazzy horns in the mix – which makes for a nice contrast with the intimate twang of Hank's guitar. Titles include "I Guess I'm Getting Over You", "Honky Tonk Girl", "She's Just A Whole Lot Like You", "Steel Guitar Rag", and "Lost Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing! Cover has a small name on back, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Hank ThompsonSeven Decades ... CD
Hightone, 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank ThompsonSongs For Rounders ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the best honky tonk albums of the late 50s – Hank Thompson doing as he doggone pleases, drinking to and singing for the seedy side! Hank always had a good-natured vocal presence, so you gotta figure it seemed harmless enough to have him take on some of the more ornery songs of period – the ones about roving gamblers, red light districts and otherwise raising cain. Somehow, this seemed to scare the establishment, though! Great Ken Nelson production, too! Titles include "Three Times Seven", "I'll Be A Bachelor Till I Die", "Deep Elm", "Cocaine Blues", "Bummin' Around", and "May I Sleep In Your Arms Tonight Mister?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has minor splitting.)

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✨✧ Hank Thompson/Freddy Fender/Roy Clark/Don WilliamsCountry Comes To Carnegie Hall ... LP
ABC/Dot, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richard ThompsonSmall Town Romance – Live/Solo In New York 1982 ... CD
Hannibal, 1982. Used ... $5.99
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) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank ThompsonSeven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles (4 CD set) ... CD
Real Gone, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the albums: Hank Thompson, Songs Of The Brazo's Valley, North Of The Rio Grande, New Recordings Of All Time Hits, Hank, Dance Ranch, and Favorite Waltzes By Hank Thompson. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Richard ThompsonAction Packed – The Best Of The Capitol Years ... CD
Capitol, Late 80s/1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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✨✧ Sue ThompsonGolden Hits ... LP
Hickory, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Vocalists, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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Fairport ConventionLiege & Lief ... LP
A&M, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... On July 28, 2017
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 thing 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fairport ConventionWho Knows Where The Time Goes – The Essential Fairport Convention (3CD set) ... CD
Island/Universal (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
The genius of Fairport Convention knows no bounds – as the group were an ever-vibrant, ever-creative ensemble – often changing membership as much as they experimented with new styles – in a fantastic range that's very well captured on this 3CD set! Fairport are way more than the folk rock outfit that they're most easily identified as – because although the group certainly draws a lot from folk traditions, both ancient and modern, they bring so much more to their music as well – including especially compelling use of electric guitar and bass (the former on many of these tracks by the young Richard Thompson) – and transcendent vocals from Sandy Denny that really helps take the music to a new dimension. The set offers about a decade's worth of recordings by the group – 52 tracks in all – including some more unusual moments, and even some rarer tracks too – a great selection of titles that includes "Sir Patrick Spens", "Fotheringay", "Suzanne", "Chelsea Morning", "Ballad Of Easy Rider", "Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood", "Matty Groves", "Genesis Hall", "The Plainsman", "The Hens March Through The Midden & The Four Poster Bed", "Cropredy Capers", "When First Into This Country", "Farewell Farewell", "Angles Brown", "The Last Waltz", "John Lee", "Breakfast In Mayfair", "Sailor's Alphabet", and "Banks Of The Sweet Primroses". CD

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Tennessee Ernie FordThis Lusty Land ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An earnest, often largely orchestrated gospel-ish album This Lusty Land is his earliest inspirational foray. If you only know ol' Ern from "Sixteen Tons" and the Davy Crockett theme, or from his appearance as a Branson, MO dwelling ghost on the Simpsons, you're really missing out on a singular vocal talent – a man who cut some of the greatest hillbilly pop and proto-rockabilly vocal tunes ever! 12 tracks in all: "John Henry", "Trouble In Mind", "Chicken Road", "The Rovin' Gambler", "In The Pines", "Nine Pound Hammer", "The Last Letter", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained in the bottom 2 inches.)

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John MartynMay You Never – The Essential John Martyn (3CD set) ... CD
Island (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $11.99
John Martyn's one of those artists we seem to appreciate more and more as the years go by – a British folksinger at the start of his career, but one who was already starting to stretch his wings into so many different styles – really interesting modes that definitely took off once the 70s came along! Martyn was of the same generation as Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, and Richard Thompson – and, like all of those giants, was already taking folk influences into a very different space – in his case, often bringing in jazzy currents, and developing a surprising affinity for working with Fender Rhodes – which often helped Martyn mature almost into a more serious vocal singer. All his early albums are classics – and highly recommended by us – but this well-priced, 58 track, 3CD set is a wonderful place to start – as it features material from all of John's best albums, plus unusual later work, and even a few unusual versions too. Titles include "London Conversation", "John The Baptist (alt version)", "Glistening Glyndebourne (alt take)", "The Man In The Station (alt take 2)", "Cocain", "Back To Stay", "Stormbringer", "The Glory Of Love", "Solid Air", "May You Never", "Over The Hill (alt take)", "Grace & Danger (inst)", "Acid Rain (Andy Lyden mix)", "The River (apprentice version)", "Lifeline", "Fine Lines", "Ain't No Saint", "Easy Blues/Gentle Blues", and "Bless The Weather". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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VariousCrazy Rhythms Of Mata Hari – Rolling Rockabilly, Hot & Cool Hillbilly, Wild Western Swing, Sleazy Listening, Sinuous Soul, & Slinky R&B ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
A much more American-styled set of tracks than you'd guess from a record with Mata Hari in the title – mostly work from the hillbilly and R&B sides of the spectrum – pulled from a range of rare singles from the 50s! The vibe is a nice twist on some of the other compilations on the Stag O Lee label – and like the best of those, the mix here features very obscure numbers alongside tracks that might have been big in their day, but have really been lost to the shifting sands of time – nicely revived here for a new generation. The set's got an especially great way of being color-blind to divisions between genres that some folks might insist on – and in a way, maybe more reflects the on-the-ground listening patterns that happened back in the day. Titles include "Doggonit" by Jimmy Spellman, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "Rock A Billy Gal" by Hayden Thompson, "Black Cat" by Tommy Collins, "Snake Eyed Mama" by Al Casey, "Rocket 88" by Bill Haley & His Saddlemen, "Ghost Train" by The Swanks, "Rattlesnake Baby Rattlesnake" by Joe Johnson, "The Sneak" by Jimmy Oliver, "Snake Charmer" by Mad Man Jones, "Cajun Queen" by Red Sovine, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, and "Fever" by Jim Tyler. (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMeteor Rockabillies ... CD
Meteor, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
Includes tracks by Junior Thompson, Jimmy Haggett, Charlie Feathers, Wayne McGinnis, Bill Bowen, Jess Hooper, Brad Suggs, Steve Carl, Lendon Smith, and Mason Dixon. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fred McDowellAlan Lomax Recordings ... LP
Mississippi, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first ever recordings of Mississippi Fred McDowell – the legendary Alan Lomax Recordings – recorded in Como, Mississippi in September of 1959! It includes songs that would be part of his canon for the rest of his career, mostly just his voice and guitar in raw, beautiful, soul-shaking form. He's got some vocal accompaniment "When The Train Comes Along", plus Fanny Davis on the comb on a couple tunes and a second guitar by Miles Pratcher on a few. Perfection! Includes "Shake 'Em On Down", "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning", "Drop Down Mama", "Going Down The River", "Worried Mind Blues", "When The Train Comes Along" and more. (Blues, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stanley Brothers, Carl Story, & OthersMountain Folk Song Concert Bluegrass Style ... LP
Palace, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Also features work by Lowell Simpson, Horton Brothers, Clifton Henson, Roy Smiley, and Bob Miller! LP, Vinyl record album

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