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Johnnie AllanPromised Land – South Louisiana Swamp Pop Gold ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wonderful work from Johnnie Allan – and tracks that definitely live up to the "swamp" promise in the title! The vibe here starts with 50s southern rock – a bit of twang from rockabilly and country – but there's also a heavy New Orleans influence in the rhythms that makes things really unique – a rolling way of hitting the groove that changes up the music from styles you might normally know! And at points, some other Louisiana elements creep into the mix, and really come out sounding great – a very cool blend of styles that only gets stronger in the later years. The set features a wealth of recordings for the Jin and Viking labels, plus detailed notes as well – and titles include "Little Fat Man", "South To Lousiana", "The Promised Land", "Let's Do It", "Your Picture", "What'Cha Do", "Cajun Man", "Nights Of Misery", "Secret Of Love", "Graduation Night", "I Cried", and "Somewhere On Skid Row". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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Darol Anger & Barbara HigbieTideline ... CD
Windham Hill/Adventure Music, 1982. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
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
(Great version – with much better mastering than the previous CD issue!)

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✨✧ VariousTruckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels – The Blissed-Out Birth Of Country Rock Vol 4 – 1971 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just the simple, familiar country rock you might know from the charts in the early 70s – and instead a deep deep helping of music from 1971 – a time when country influences were running strong in the hipper side of the mainstream, who were then also having a big influence back in Nashville as well! This beautiful package is filled with gems we might have overlooked otherwise – a few familiar tracks, mixed with album gems from some of the best roots-oriented rockers of 1971 – music that was really going back to basics in style, but also finding a way to move forward strongly from an ideological perspective too. These complexities are really captured well in the heavy booklet of notes by Colin Escott, who's penned 80 pages of words to support the 39 tracks in the set – a collection that includes "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody, "Never Been To Spain" by Hoyt Axton, "White Light" by Gene Clark, "Crazy Mama" by JJ Cale, "Lost Hearts" by Cochise, "Please Be With Me" by Cowboy, "Grand Ennui" by Mike Nesmith & The First National Band, "Colorado" by Flying Burrito Brothers, "Three Angels" by Lonnie Mack, "Singing In Vietnam Talking Blues" by Johnny Cash, "The Pilgrim Chapter 33" by Kris Kristofferson, "Tulsa Turnaround" by Alex Harvey, "Wasted Days Wasted Nights" by Sir Douglas Quintet, "The Future's Not What It Used To Be" by Mickey Newbury, "Paradise" by John Prine, "Never Ending Song Of Love" by Delaney & Bonnie, and "Willin" by Little Feat. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
 
 
 



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