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Eric & Suzy ThompsonAdam & Eve Had The Blues ... CD
Arhoolie, 1989. Used ... $1.99
(Blues, Folk/Country) CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank ThompsonDance Ranch/Songs For Rounders ... CD
Koch, 1958. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank ThompsonHank Thompson At The Golden Nugget ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good ... $1.99
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.)

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Hank ThompsonLuckiest Heartache In Town ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $5.99
Titles include "Total Strangers", "Luckiest Heartache In Town", "Just To Ease The Pain", "There My Future Goes", "I Wasn't Even In The Running", and "Stirring Up The Ashes". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing – sealed!)

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Hank ThompsonSongs For Rounders ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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 & The Brazos Valley BoysFavorite Waltzes By Hank Thompson ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
Not your grandfather's waltzes – but instead some sweet postwar country steppers, served up by one of the best groups in the business! Titles include "Signed Sealed & Delivered", "Gold & Silver Waltz", "In The Valley Of The Moon", "Warm Red Wine", and "What Will I Do On Monday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, nice and clean.)

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VariousJukebox In Crampsville – 60 Way Out Tunes At A Dime Apiece ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
Mad music that you might never have heard otherwise – the fantastic fifth installment in this excellent series inspired by The Cramps – and maybe the deepest-digging so far! There's no holds barred here – both in the source of the material, and the style – and the main criteria just seems to be finding tracks that are as way-out and wild as possible – almost all of which are pulled from the 45rpm underground of the late 50s and early 60s! The "jukebox" in the title is well-placed – as most of these cuts are mad rompers that would really liven up a nightclub – but we also can't imagine there ever being any jukebox as hip as this one, to bring all these fantastic singles together. Titles include "Icky Poo" by The Nomads, "Pimples & Braces" by Ric Gary, "Fling" by The Phaetons, "Laffin Beatnik" by Johnny Beeman, "Bop Crazy Baby" by Vern Pullens, "Boom Stix" by Curley & The Jades, "Cannibal Stew" by Jerry & Mel, "Talk About A Party" by Lee Braun, "Mad Gass" by The Royal Teens, "Mama's Place" by Bing Day, "Mo Taters" by The Earthworms, "I'm The Wolfman" by Round Robin, "A Logger's Wife" by Buzz Martin, and "Strollie Bun" by The Blonde Bomber. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ Chris ThompsonChris Thompson (180 gram color vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Village Thing/Beatball (Korea), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic acid folk from a very unique artist – a guitarist who got his start in New Zealand, than moved to the UK in the early 70s – but always stayed relatively underground on the scene! The album's got this sublime feel – acoustic guitar interplay that rivals the generation of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – and moody lyrics that aren't always the most important element in a song, but really give things a dark-tinged vibe overall! The spare instrumentation also uses a bit of flute and tabla from time to time – further creating a uniquely exotic spirit to the music – one that seems without any previous referent at all! Titles include "The Song Of The Wandering Aengus", "Hugo Spellman", "Love", "Young Lust", "Her Hair Was Long", and "London Blues". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue features an insert and four bonus tracks too!)

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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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Stephen CohnStephen Cohn ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $3.99
(Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy. Cover has some pen & ink stamps on both sides & a promo sticker.)

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Fairport ConventionLiege & Lief ... LP
A&M, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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 ... $11.99
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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Josh GravesJosh Graves With Bobby Smith & The Boys From Shiloh ... LP
Vetco, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Features Josh Graves on dobro and guitar, playing with more guitar from Bobby Smith – and backings by the Boys From Shilo! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and two promo stamps on the back.)

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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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Fred McDowellAlan Lomax Recordings ... LP
Mississippi, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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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Phil OchsTape From California ... LP
A&M, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
Phil Ochs really opens up his sound on this one – working with larger arrangements that make the album sound quite different than the stark, angry folk of his Elektra albums – in a way that creates an even more complicated approach to Ochs' themes cynicism and bitterness. Arrangements are by Bob Thompson, Larry Marks, and Ian Freebairn-Smith – but Van Dyke Parks and Lincoln Mayorga are both credited in the notes, and it's their talents we seem to hear more on the record. Includes the great "The War Is Over" and "Tape From California" – plus "Half A Century High", "Joe Hill", "The Harder They Fall", "When In Rome", and "Floods Of Florence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has a split spine.)

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✨✧ Charles River Valley BoysBeatle Country ... LP
Elektra, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Charlie Moore & Bill NapierTruckin Favorites ... CD
King/Gusto, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charlie Moore and Bill Napier were a tight bluegrass duo in the 60s – and, almost surprisingly, they were also pretty good at turning in a trucker tune too! Most truck driving country is associated with more electrified, more contemporary country at the time – but these guys have a great approach that makes strong use of their sharp banjo and guitar interplay, which almost feels like the wheels rolling along the road – offset by some great lyrics that almost feel a bit more like they're looking in on the trucker's life from the outside – at least in comparison to singers like Dave Dudley or Red Simpson. Titles include "This Truck & Me", "Bluegrass Truck Driver", "Long White Line", "Lonesome Truck Driver", "Truck Driver's Queen", "Guitar Pickin Truck Driver", "A Truck Driver's Romance", and "Truck Driver's Woman". CD

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✨✧ Buck OwensChristmas ... CD
Sony, 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A prime batch of classic twangy Christmas tunes from Buck Owens & The Buckaroos – a pretty much perfectly selected set – culled from his wonderful Christmas material for Capitol in the mid-to-late 60s! Buck's signature Bakersfield honky tonk sound is in full effect here –with an original batch of tunes penned by Owens with head Buckaroo Don Rich, and fellow Bakersfield legend Red Simpson on a couple tunes. He's not out to cover the Christmas standards in a honky tonk style, he's makes his own, thank you very much! It's mostly on the cheerful side, but with few bluer tunes – and all great! Includes "Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy", "Blue Christmas Lights", "All I Want For Christmas Dear Is You", "Christmas Shopping", "Good Old Fashioned Country Christmas", "One Of Everything I Got" and more. (Holiday Music, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ VariousChristmas On The Countryside – 27 Honky Tonkin Christmas Country Songs ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the coolest country Christmas collections we've ever heard – but then again, we'd expect no less from the folks at Bear Family! There's a lot of great original tunes here – which are mixed with country-fied takes on more popular Holiday songs from the midcentury years – often served up here by singers that were the bigger names of their generation, caught in a very special setting for the month of December! As usual with Bear Family, the presentation is great – vivid images inside and out – and notes on every single track – supporting a selection of 27 titles that include "I'll Be Walking The Floor This Christmas" by Ernest Tubb, "Senor Santa Claus" by Jim Reeves, "Christmas Dinner" by Tennessee Ernie Ford, "Snowdeer" by Carl Smith, "They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose" by Johnny Horton, "Santa Claus Jr" by Eddi Cletro, "It's Christmas Every Day In Alaska" by Hank Thompson, "It Was Jesus (undubbed)" by Johnny Cash, "Reindeer Boogie" by Hank Snow, "The Christmas Boogie" by Davis Sisters, "I'm Your Private Santa Claus" by Eddie Arnold, "I'm Gonna Tell Santa Claus On You" by Faron Young, "Captain Santa Claus" by Bobby Helms, "Santa's Big Parade" by The Louvin Brothers, and "Christmas In My Hometown" by Sonny James. (Holiday Music, Folk/Country) CD
 
 
 



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