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✨✧ VariousSaturday Night Shuffle – A Celebration Of Merle Travis – The Man & His Music ... CD
Shanachie, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousWhistle Bait – 25 Rockabilly Rave Ups ... CD
Columbia/Sony, Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive sounds from Columbia Records – a smoking set of rockabilly numbers that the legendary label cut during a time when it was making most of its money selling mainstream pop, classical music, and Broadway showtunes albums! Yet beneath all that big-cash production, Columbia found the time to get some amazing records cut in the studio – searing tracks that still bristle with plenty of power and raw energy all these many years later – and which easily match the fire and frenzy of singles you'd hear from some of the more obscure indies that are always prized by collectors of early rock singles! Some artists are Columbia country singers, stepping out for much more gritty action on cuts like these – others are more obscure rock acts that hit the label's roster far from the clean pop of Mitch Miller – and the CD features 25 gems that include "Whistle Bait" by Larry Collins, "Dig Boy Dig" by Freddie Hart, "Big Fool" by Ronnie Self, "I Got A Hole In My Pocket" by Little Jimmy Dickens, "Romp Stompin Boogie" by Jaycee Hill, "Good Rockin Baby" by Sid King & The Five Strings, "Mean Mama Blues" by Marty Robbins, "I'm Comin Home" by Johnny Horton, "Ah Poor Little Baby" by Billy Crash Craddock, "Hoy Hoy" by Collins Kids, "Everybody's Rockin" by Werly Fairburn, "Rawhide" by Link Wray, "You're Humbuggin Me" by Lefty Frizzell, and "Ugly & Slouchy" by Maddox Brothers. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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Rex Allen & Don EdwardsPair To Draw To ... CD
Garrett Music Enterprises, 1999. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Darol Anger & Barbara HigbieTideline ... CD
Windham Hill/Adventure Music, 1982. Used ... $3.99
Piano and violin come together beautifully here – the former by Barbara Higbie, the latter by Darrol Anger – who also plays mandolin and cello as well! There's an acoustic balance here that's more jazz than some of the other Windham Hill albums of the time – especially in the music's sense of rhythm and phrasing – and the rich acoustic tones of both players get wonderfully past some of the new age cliches that are too-often wrongly associated with the label – and remind us that at their best, records like these offer up a key flowering of the acoustic underground of the 70s. Mike Marshall plays guest mandolin on one title – and tracks include "Movie", "Tideline", "Above The Fog", "True Story", "Onyame", and "Gemini". Really great 2015 remaster – excellent sound and package – way better than the Windham Hill releases in the 80s! (Jazz, Folk/Country) CD

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Teo AzevedoCantos Do Brasil Puro ... CD
Kuarup (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $16.99
(Brazil, Folk/Country) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSon Of A Gun & More – From The Lee Hazlewood Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most comprehensive sets we've ever seen to look at the legacy of the legendary Lee Hazlewood – and one of the few to focus on the impact he's had on the 21st Century! Lee's songs have become the stuff of legend over the years – not just his own recordings, but classic tracks sung by the Sinatra family members, Dean Martin, and countless others – who are usually features on similar sets under the Hazlewood banner. But this package goes those one better – and looks mostly at material from the past 20 years – plus a few older songs – showing that, if anything, the present century has given Lee's music even more power than ever in the hands of diverse talents like these. As with more "vintage" sets from Ace Records, the presentation is great – a lot of tracks, and very detailed notes that really like the Hazelwood heritage to all this recent music. Titles include "A Cheat" by Jarvis Cocker & Richard Hawley, "Some Velvet Morning" by Primal Scream & Kate Moss, "First Street Blues" by Mick Harvey, "I'm Glad I Never" by Jesus & Mary Chain, "Sand" by Holly Golightly, "Look At That Woman" by Gallon Drunk, "You Turned My Head Around" by Dean & Britta, "I'd Rather Be Your Enemy" by Boyd Rice, "Summer Wine" by Ville Valo & Natalia Avelon, "Paris Summer" by Frances Ruffelle, "My Autumn's Done Come" by Mark Morriss, "No Train To Stockholm" by Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards, and "Long Black Train" by Thriftstore Masterpiece with Frank Black. Also includes vintage songs – "She Comes Running" by Waylon Jennings, "The Man Who Made An Angel Cry" by Loy Clingman, "Lady Bird" by Virgil Warner & Suzi Jane Hokom, and "Friday's Child" by Billie Dearborn. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ VariousSwingbillies – Hillbilly & Western Swing On Modern/Colonial/Flair 1947 to 1952 ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's no typo in the title – as the unique phrase "Swingbillies" is a perfect summation of the set – which mixes together rare postwar work from the West Coast scene – cool cuts that are partly western swing, partly early country – and which almost stand as a precursor to the Bakersfield years to come! The music is all from the catalog of Modern Records – an imprint best known for R&B and blues, but one that also really had its ear to the ground for all the new sounds bubbling up in LA after the war – sounds that included a big influx of hillbilly styles that hit the coast in the hands of folks moving westward for jobs and success. Most artists here are relatively obscure, but their work resonates with qualities that both matches the big western swing stars of the period, and some of the excellent early country on Capitol Records – which might be a good comparison to the strength of this set. CD features 28 titles in all – and cuts include "You Just Wait & See" by Chuck Guillory, "Turn That Gun Around" by Rocky Morgan, "Those Wonderful Days With You" by Joe Bean, "I Knew That You Were Foolin All Along" by Jimmie Dolan, "Holiday For Guitar" by Jimmy Bryant, "The Honey Jump (part 1)" by Jody Webb, "Operation Blues" by Homer Clemons, "Big Texas #2" by Papa Cairo, "San Antonio Blues" by Cliff Bruner, and "My Heart Lied To Me" by Ted Shelton. CD

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✨✧ VariousTwisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Vol 1 – UFO On Farm Road 318 ... CD
Trailer Park, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ultra-cool cuts from the early years of rock and country – all odd little numbers that deal with alien themes and UFOs – often with a fair bit of studio trickery in the process! These cuts all come from deep deep in the vinyl crates – and most are singles we'd never heard before, and which like much further in the musical strata than the novelty hits of the time – very hip numbers recorded for small labels who often used odd production techniques, weird guitar processing, and even some raw electronics to underscore the stories in the lyrics! As the set moves on, there's an oddly unifying feel to the material – especially on the country cuts, which almost seem to indicate this 60s-era sense of rural peace open to sudden disruption – but often in ways that are far more revelatory than they are threatening. The track selection is wonderful – and titles include "My Evil Mind" by Jack Cook, "Lookin For That UFO" by Calvin Boles, "Who's Gonna Sleep With Me" by Dan Price, "Tiny Space Man" by Bill Carlisle, "Hello World" by Horace Heller, "UFO On Farm Road 318" by Sidney Ester, "The Martian Band" by Scottie Stoneman, "Moon Man" by Johnnie Howard, "UFO Go Away" by Chuck Robbins, and "Monkey On The Moon" by Gene Hall. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ VariousTwisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Vol 2 – Beating On The Bars ... CD
Trailer Park, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful selection of oddball rock and country numbers – all dealing with the theme of crime and incarceration – pulled from a host of obscure singles of the 50s and 60s, and packaged together with the same excellent vibe as the first volume in the series! The tales here are definitely "twisted" – stories of cats who got in with the wrong crowd, or found themselves on the wrong side of the law – caught up as victims of circumstance, and destined to pay the price in a variety of unusual ways! The set features great graphics, and notes on each track – and titles include "Invisible Stripes" by Eddie Noack, "Down & Out" by Chuck Wells, "Walla Walla State Prison"b y Gary Williams, "Beatin On The Bars" by Travelin Texans, "Wanted Man" by Billy Barton, "He's Biding His Time" by Danny Dill, "Death Row" by Doodle Duncan, "Cook County Jail" by Tom Edwards, and "Death Row" by Jimmy Minor – plus the bonus track "57 Unmarked Graves" by an unknown artist! (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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Albion BandAcoustic Years ... CD
Transatlantic, 1997. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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AltanAnother Sky ... CD
Narada, 2000. Used ... $1.99

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Chet AtkinsSolid Gold 68/Solid Gold 69 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
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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