A fantastic collection of the early work of rising country giant Hank Locklin – a set that goes back to his earliest 78rpm recordings for the Gold Star, Four Star, and Royalty labels – and brings together a total of 66 tracks in all, with really wonderful sound! As usual with Bear ... read moreCD
Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg —
JS Bach ... CD Adventure Music, 2015. Used ...
The music of Bach, given a wonderfully warm approach here – as performed in a set of duets between Caterina Lichtenberg on mandolin and Mike Marshall on mandocello! The album's got the acoustic beauty of some of Marshall's other excellent albums for the Adventure Music label – right ... read moreCD
An overlooked genius from the early years of country music – a singer whose smooth voice really helped open many doors, and helped elevate the style past the hillbilly records ghetto! The box features 8 CDs' worth of Columbia Records gems by George Morgan – who some folks also might ... read moreCD
Seminal sounds from the great Willie Nelson – and a full collection of all the work that set him onto the path of his later outlaw years fame! The Nelson heard here is a man really finding himself – moving past some earlier roles as a songwriter for others, and some early forays with ... read moreCD
A side of the gret Jim Reeves that few folks have heard at all – save for those lucky enough to have been around when Jim was broadcasting this material for Country Music Time! The radio work is wonderful – and shows a Reeves that's both more relaxed than on his studio material for RCA ... read moreCD
A side of the gret Jim Reeves that few folks have heard at all – save for those lucky enough to have been around when Jim was broadcasting this material for Country Style USA, Leatherneck Jamboree, and Country Hoedown! The radio work is wonderful – and shows a Reeves that's both more ... read moreCD
He may have dressed like a cowboy, but the great Tex Ritter was a crucial figure in helping to expand the sound of country music in the postwar years – and there's no better document of his genius than this great series from Bear Family! The box includes important early 78rpm material, and ... read moreCD
Rare work from the great Tex Ritter – most of it never commercially available! The package brings together performances that Tex cut for Capitol Records' Transcription Service in the mid 40s – with help from west coast giants like Merle Travis, Johnny Bond, and Cliffie Stone! There's ... read moreCD
Tex Ritter —
High Noon ... CD Bear Family (Germany), 1940s/1950s. Used ...
A massive amount of work from a time when Tex Ritter was at the top of his game – star of stage and radio, and also an important force on the rising west coast country scene too! The package features a total of 111 recordings, 19 never issued – all recorded for Capitol when the label ... read moreCD
20 years' worth of music by the great Jimmie Skinner – an artist who's been barely remembered today, and hardly touched by the reissue market – but whose work of the 50s was a great contrast to the rising sound of the Nashville scene! Jimmie's got a lot more grit in his presentation ... read moreCD