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✨✧ VariousWayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The influence of the Byrds, Gram Parsons, and Flying Burrito Brothers knew no bounds back in the day – as you'll hear on this wonderful collection of underground recordings that followed very strongly in their lead! If you think alt-country's only a recent invention, then think again – because way back at the end of the 60s, folks were already starting to come up with their own variant of the sounds of Nashville and Bakersfield – music that's often a bit more gut-wrenching than the mainstream, and which often has those currents of sadness and longing that we love especially strongly in Parsons' records. As usual with Numero, the presentation is wonderful – a special sort of package that features images of all the rare records included, and notes on each individual artist – alongside a set list that includes "Lonesome City" by Black Canyon Gang, "Baby's Back" by Kenny Knight, "To See Her Smile" by Arrogance, "Travelin" by Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green, "And I Didn't Want You" by Mistress Mary, "Lilly Of The Valley" by Dan Pavlides, "You Can't Make It Alone" by Plain Jane, "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" by FJ McMahon, and "I Know Her Well" by Sandy Harless. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
Also available Wayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... LP 23.99

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Morris Ardoin with Dennis StroughmattLe Tracas De Morris ... CD
Maison De Soul, 2005. Used ... $5.99

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✨✧ VariousOut Of Left Field – Where Soul Meets Country ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not a set of country-styled soul music – as you might guess from the title – and instead a package that shows the undeniable influence that soul music songs had on the sound of country music in the 60s and 70s! The flipside of the scene has been well-documented on collections of western-tinged soul music we've stocked in the past – but this great set is the first we've ever heard to show the way that country singers were able to easily pick up hit soul songs of the time, then recraft them completely with a whole new sort of style! The blue-tinged message of these tunes is universal – and has equally great power in the hands of these artists you might not identify with the tracks, but who really get their vibe, and go out of their way to rework the lyrics with different arrangements that help bring the music to a whole new audience. Titles include "Who's Making Love" by Daaron Lee, "He Made A Woman Out Of Me" by Jeanne C Riley, "Baby I'm Yours" by Tanya Tucker, "Only The Strong Survive" by Skeeter Davis, "I've Been Loving You Too Long" by Anita Carter, "You Don't Miss Your Water" by OB McClinton, "He Will Break Your Heart" by David Allen Coe, "Look At Them Beans" by Johnny Cash, "Pickin Wild Mountain Berries" by Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty, "Dark End Of The Street" by The Kendalls, and "Scratch My Back" by Razzy Bailey. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoundalike Kings Present Covers Hits & Misses From The Vaults Of The Legendary Spar Records ... CD
T-Bird (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Wildly fun knockoff number from the 60s vaults of Spar Records – the Nashville based operation best known as a "soundalike" company – which you could charitably say were paying tribute to the hits of the day or call 'em rip off artists – but it's a remarkably fun either way! Soundalike Kings features wildly flagrant riffs on Motown, dance craze hits and other hugely popular songs and styles of the day, played by master studio musicians who could do whatever they wanted to, and did! Titles include "Where Did Our Love Go" by The New Generation, "Devil In Disguise" by Johnny Wrigley, "Follow That Dream" by Johnny Holiday, "Lovers Who Wander" by Joe Cash", "Slow Twisting" by Leroy Jones, "Roses Are Red" by Cecil Bright, "Dr Feelgood" by Herbert Hunter, "You're Slipping Away" by Gail Majors, "She Cried" by Bill Bailey, "Why Can't You Be Mine" by Connie Landers and much more. 48 tracks on 2CDs! (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ VariousStarday Dixie Rockabilly Vol 2 ... CD
Starday/Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer cuts from a label that really had its ear to the ground – the young Starday/Dixie label, run by the team of Pappy Daily and Don Pierce – both of whom were becoming a powerhouse force in country music, but could also pick some great rockabilly too! Although the imprint was based in Texas, it handled custom pressings for artists from all around the country – and this collection brings together some real gems that came to the label that way – tracks from the mid-Atlantic and different points in the south – all by young artists who were really on fire with boundless energy and new ideas! There's a nice current of hillbilly in the rockabilly styles here – similar to some of the other Texas or Arkansas productions of the period – and titles include "Got Another Baby" by Lucky Wray, "Rock N Roll Boogie" by Orella & Norella Myers, "Baby I'll Never Let You Go" by The Love Brothers, "The Cats Were Jumpin" by John Worthan, "Dancing To The Rhythm Of A Rock N Roll Band" by Eddie Seacrest & The Rolling Rockets, "I Want My Baby" by Billy Match & The Starfires, "Honky Tonk Stomp" by Hal Payne, "Coffee Baby" by Alton Guyon, "Hot Dog" by Corky Jones, "Why Did You Lie To Me" by Lattie Moore, "You're Gonna Reap What You Sow" by Ray Strong, and the cuts "My Life's Ambition", "Move Around, and "Careful Baby" by Joe Poovey & The Royal Dukes. (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. New Copy ... 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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Terry AllenLubbock (On Everything) (deluxe edition) ... CD
fate/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 18.98
Fantastic sounds from Terry Allen – one of the key underground Texas talents who were helping transform the style of country music in the 70s – and one of the few who maybe never fully got his due! Terry's from the same scene as David Allen Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, and Guy Clark, but his music is much more underground than theirs – maybe only ever designed to be put forth in an intimate club setting, late in the night – where the very conversational style of Allen's songs almost make them feel like barroom musings of a cat who's seen a heck of a lot of life on this planet, but still very able to peer into the souls of those he comes across. This double-length set is Allen's masterpiece – originally issued on a small pressing back in the 70s, and very much an alt-country relic – but from a time when such a thing didn't even exist. Titles include "Cocktails For Three", "High Plains Jamboree", "Amarillo Highway", "Lubbock Woman", "Rendezvous USA", "The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma", "Truckload Of Art", and "The Pink & Black Song". Great reissue – with corrected sound, and a huge booklet of notes on Allen – with essays by David Byrne and others. CD
Also available Lubbock (On Everything) (deluxe edition) ... LP 24.99

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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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