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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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Dave & Toni ArthurMorning Stands On Tiptoe ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Duo material from the late 60s British folk revival – nice stuff from Dave & Toni Arthur – resonating versions of traditional folk numbers – many with just voices and no instrumental accompaniment! It's pretty endearing stuff, the kind of thing you wish pubs full of people would sing, and their given that kind of reverence here by Dave & Toni. Includes "A Maiden Came From London Town", "Morning Stands On Tip Toe", "Padstow Drinking Song", "The Guilty Sea Captain", "Green Grass", "The Barley Grain Song", "Green Groom", "Bendigo Champion Of England" and more. Includes a couple bonus tracks, pop tunes recorded as The Strollers: "The Cuckoo" and "A Rich And Rambling Boy". CD

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Chet AtkinsBlackjack EP ... 7-inch
Sundazed, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
Incredible home studio recordings by guitar genius Chet Atkins – all previously unissued versions from RCA Victor archives – and released here for the first time ever. Includes "Midnight", "Boo Boo Stick Beat", "Blackjack", and "Blue Moon Of Kentucky". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Chet AtkinsYestergroovin/Lover's Guitar ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $16.99
Two late 60s RCA albums from Chet Atkins – back to back on a single CD! On Yestergroovin, Chet Atkins is groovin, but in a yesterday sort of way – hence the title of this sweet set from the start of the 70s! The record still has plenty of that excellent Atkins guitar work right up front in the mix – picking and strumming with the sublime sound that Chet created in the Nashville studios of RCA – in a mode that's maybe got some even jazzier currents on the guitar at times than some of his previous records – an upfront quality to the way the instrument steps up in the mix, especially on some of the more contemporary numbers. Titles include the slightly funky "Tennessee Pride", plus "Bring Me Sunshine", "Country Champagne", "Steeplechase Lane", "Yestergroovin", "Liberty", and "Gotta Travel On". Lover's Guitar is a record that has Chet Atkins working with arrangements from his own pen, and those of conductor Bill McElhiney – in a mode that's got the mellower touches you'd expect from the title – as Chet gently works his guitar magic on a set of ballads that include "The Look Of Love", "Until It's Time For You To Go", "If I Should Lose You", "Estudio Brillante", and "La Madrugada". (Now Sound, Folk/Country) CD

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Bobby BareSingin In The Kitchen ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good ... $1.99
What a warm, wonderful record from the Bobby Bare family and Shel Silverstein – the long buried, deeply underappreciated Singing In The Kichen album from 1974! Though originally released as a children's LP, this one works for our adult ears just as well as the far more celebrated Lullabies, Legends & Lies from the previous year. It's got a loose, ragged charm that's endearing as can be – with the wife and kids singing backup and duets with Bare's laconic drawl of a lead – and the songs highlight the most folksy and family geared wit of family friend Shel Silverstein! Bobby Bare will always be one of our favorite personalities of the 60s & 70s country heyday – and this LP only adds to our fondness! Includes "Singin' In The Kitchen", "The Monkey And The Elephant", "Lovin' You Anyway", "You Are", "The Unicorn", "Scarlet Ribbons", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Robbie BashoSeal Of The Blue Lotus ... CD
Takoma/Ace (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A perfect illustration of the genius of guitarist Robbie Basho – a set recorded early in his career, but with music that's light years ahead of most of his contemporaries! Although a set of solo acoustic guitar tracks, the music isn't really folk – nor is it the sort of acoustic underground music that would emerge more strongly in the 70s – and instead, it's got a real edge throughout – lots of odd tones and weird phrasings that almost preface a whole generation of guitar experimentalists like Derek Bailey or Eugene Chadbourne – yet still within a setting that's relatively tuneful overall! Basho's music has this subtle mysticism that we really love – and the solo sounds here are as evocative as the titles – which include "Mountain Man's Farewell", "Seal Of The Blue Lotus", "Sansara In Sweetness After Sandstorm", "Dravidian Sunday", and "Bardo Blues". CD

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Sir Richard BishopSalvador Kali ... LP
Revenant/Exiled, 1998. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99
Really beautiful sounds from Sir Richard Bishop – a set recorded in the late 90s, but delivered with a feel that takes us back to late 60s albums by folks like Sandy Bull, John Fahey, or Peter Walker! Bishop plays a range of guitars – plus piano and harmonium, too – on these long-drawn tracks that bring in some global currents of styles, but often have a very open, hypnotic vibe – very much like some of Bull's most compelling music, but maybe even more organic, given the level of presentation. The set features the very extended "Al Darazi" – plus "Cadaques", "Burning Caravan", "Rasheed", "Morella", "Hadley", "Kamakya", and "Pedro's Last Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – first time on vinyl, and unique 3-sided pressing!)

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Bob BrownWall I Built Myself ... CD
Stormy Forest/Tompkins Square, 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 13.98
The first of a pair of rare, wonderful records singer-songwriter Bob Brown cut for Richie Haven's Stormy Forest label in early 70s – really soaring stuff that should've made Brown a star! There's a gentleness in spirit on The Wall I Built Myself, both in Brown's lilting voice – which kind of reminds us of young Neil Young at times, though less gruff and gritty – and in Haven's production, which makes great use of piano, violin and viola. The songs are really sweet and engaging, too. Sounds great to this day! Includes "It Takes The World To Make A Feather Fall", "Monday Virus", "First Light", "Winds Of Change", "Selina", "Seek The Sun" and "Vicarus". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
Also available Wall I Built Myself ... LP 18.99

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Bob BrownWall I Built Myself ... LP
Stormy Forest/Tompkins Square, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The first of a pair of rare, wonderful records singer-songwriter Bob Brown cut for Richie Haven's Stormy Forest label in early 70s – really soaring stuff that should've made Brown a star! There's a gentleness in spirit on The Wall I Built Myself, both in Brown's lilting voice – which kind of reminds us of young Neil Young at times, though less gruff and gritty – and in Haven's production, which makes great use of piano, violin and viola. The songs are really sweet and engaging, too. Sounds great to this day! Includes "It Takes The World To Make A Feather Fall", "Monday Virus", "First Light", "Winds Of Change", "Selina", "Seek The Sun" and "Vicarus". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wall I Built Myself ... CD 12.99

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Bob BrownWilloughby's Lament ... CD
Stormy Forest/Tompkins Square, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 13.98
The second of 2 incredible albums by Bob Brown in the early 70s – both produced by Richie Havens and released on Haven's own Stormy Forest imprint at MGM – and both are among the finer folk rock records of the period, making it all the more stunning they've remained so obscure! The lightly soaring feel of his first album carries over into this one, but with just a bit fuller in the string arrangements – but it's airy and intimate all the same. Such wonderful stuff, and never to late to discover. Includes "If I'd Live Alone", "Baby Child", "Willoughby's Lament" (Parts I & II)", "Death In Dreams", "For Pamela", "Light Of Children Come" and more. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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Chet AtkinsSolid Gold 68/Solid Gold 69 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Heavyweight gold from guitarist Chet Atkins – two albums back to back! Solid Gold 68 is a sweet set that has the guitar of Chet Atkins taking on the big hits of the year – with surprisingly groovy results! The arrangers here are Bill Walker and Cam Mullins, and a number of the tunes get a bit more of a 60s bounce than some of Chet's other records – maybe less Nashville and more pop instrumental – not just in the choice of the tunes, but in the way they're carried across! Chet's guitar is still quite upfront in the mix, with that wonderful sound – and titles include "The Sound Of Silence", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Slick", "Harper Valley PTA", "Light My Fire", and "Grazing In The Grass". Solid Gold 69 follows the formula of some of the Chet Atkins Gold albums from previous years – but also reflects the very groovy changes taking place in music at the time – as Chet moves into a great range of material that moves quite far from his country roots! The setting is all instrumental – with arrangements by Bergen White, John Ragsdale, and Norbert Putnam – and titles include "So What's New", "Son Of A Preacher Man", "Both Sides Now", "Hey Jude", "Aquarius", "Folsom Prison Blues", and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again". (Now Sound, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ VariousMichigan Box – 1950s & 1960s Oddball Labels (10 CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 10CD (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A HUGE collection of rare rockabilly, surf-styled instrumentals, proto garage stormers and other lost treasures from the late 50s and early 60s scenes in Michigan – wild numbers from regional indie labels like Fortune, Nu-Sound, Oasis, Bel-Mar, Happy Hearts, Thumb and many more – with 332 tracks on 10 CDs! Detroit, Ann Arbor and other points in the great state of Michigan have ALWAYS been a hotbed of primal rockers, both famous and obscure, and this massive box set is one of the richest treasure troves of rare Michigan rock we've ever seen! It comes with a massive 200+ page hardcover book, which is a beautiful historical record even on it's own, with notes on the scene(s) – including the many artists, record labels and recording studios – plus essays by local legends. Includes great tracks by The Blue Echoes, The Millionaires, The Princetons Five, The Continental Four, The Scavengers, Barry Ray, The Tikis, Jim Myers & His Gems, Danny & The Galaxies, The Starlighters, Angie & The Monacos, Johnny & The Drifters and The Torquays to name but a few. A really amazing set – and it's worth every penny! (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ VariousTexas Box – 1950s & 1960s Oddball Labels (10 CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 10CD (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An insane collection of rare work from the Texas underground of the early rock years – served up here on 10 CDs, with a whopping 330 tracks in all, and a stunning hardcover book that lays out details on the labels, music, and studios in 200 full color pages! The presentation is very much in the best Bear Family mode – with a surprising amount of historical detail, loads of rare images and label scans, and a level of production that makes the music sparkle almost as much as if you stumbled upon a box of all these singles in their rare original format! The book runs through the Texas indie scene – covering labels from Action to Zip Records, with dozens of labels in between – and there's even a very cool section on the pressing plants used to make the singles, with details we've never seen before. But the music is the real driving force here – raw Texas tracks from the late 50s and early 60s – some rockabilly, some with a bit more twang, and a few with a pre-garage sound that's mighty nice. Artists include Cecil Moore, Larry Wheeler, Mike Sanchez, Al Davis, Huey Long, Gary Middleton, The Catalina, Bobby Doyle, Blackwell Twins, Lawrence Flippo, Euel Hall, Charlie Brown, Beamon Forse, Starfires, and countless others! (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
 
 
 



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