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Folk/Country — In Stock — CDs

XA huge range -- from pre-war string bands, to hillbilly music, Bakersfield country, bluegrass, Nashville hits, jug bands, Folkways records, and work from the acoustic underground!

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Jay BolotinNo One Seems To Notice That It's Raining – Previously Unreleased Recordings 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Delmore, Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A fantastic addition to the all-too-small catalog of recordings by Jay Bolotin – a Kentucky songwriter whose compositions were recorded by bigger names down in Nashville, even if Jay never fully got his due! Bolotin is hardly country, though – much more a songpoet, in the manner of ... read more CD
Also available No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining – Previously Unreleased Recordings 1970 to 1975 ... LP 26.99

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Brewer & ShipleyWeeds ... CD
Kama Sutra/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
The duo of Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley are mostly remembered for their one big radio hit – but the pair have a wonderful sound that's ripe for rediscovery – right up there with much more frequently-lauded contemporaries from the west coast scene! The pair harmonize in this great ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD
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Ed BrucePuzzles ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Ed Bruce is a singer with a long run in country music – partly as a songwriter who gave some big names big hits – and he also started out as a young rockabilly talent at Sun Records too! Yet this collection captures Bruce at the start of his country career – and features mid 60s ... read more CD

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Tom Brumley & The BuckaroosSteelin The Show ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Smoking steel guitar from Tom Brumley – the musician who gave the Buckaroos group such a great song when they were working behind country legend Buck Owens! This may be one of the few albums to ever have Tom's name as the lead artist – and it hand-picks some of the best cuts from the ... read more CD

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Glen CampbellGlen Sings For The King ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic lost slice of work from Glen Campbell – recorded in the studio during the years of his big initial fame in the 60s – but never issued to the public at all! Instead, these tracks were recorded for "The King" – that is, Elvis Presley – a bit like demos ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD
Also available Glen Sings For The King ... LP 16.99

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Ric CarteyOooh Eee – The Complete Ric Cartey ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 22.99
Ric Cartey may not be the biggest name in late 50s rockabilly – but man, does he sure sound great on this set – the first-ever collection to bring together Cartey's classic singles for RCA, plus a wealth of other rare 45s too! Cartey hails from Atlanta, and recorded a bit for that city' ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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David Allan CoeLonghaired Redneck/Rides Again ... CD
Columbia/Bear Family (Germany), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Two fantastic albums from the legendary David Allen Coe – back to back on a single CD! First up is Long Haired Redneck – one of the greatest albums ever from one of the greatest talents in 70s country music – and the kind of set that really helped the great David Allen Coe find ... read more CD

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Johnny DarrellCalifornia Stop-Over (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
A beautiful turn in style for Johnny Darrell – a singer who maybe hit kind of a pop/country mode in the 60s – but who here comes across with a nicely deep vibe! The cover image has kind of a lonely feel, and that spirit is definitely in he music too – as Darrell matures into a ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD
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Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left ... CD
Island (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $6.99
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Visits Washington DC ... CD
Takoma (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A fantastic late 70s album from guitar genius John Fahey – his first after a number of years away from the recording studio – and a real back to basics effort overall! There's none of the "orchestra" trappings of other 70s records – nor some of Fahey's more longer-form ... read more CD

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Bonnie GuitarOnly The Moon Man Knows – Rare Recordings 1951 to 1957 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Sublime sounds from the great Bonnie Guitar – a really unique artist who was part jazz singer, part California country – and very much at home on these rare early singles! Most of the music was recorded in 50s Los Angeles – and has a way of mixing country twang with hipper, more ... read more CD

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Tom T HallI Witness Life/100 Children ... CD
Mercury/Bear Family (Germany), 1970/1971. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
A great double-header – two of Tom T Hall's classic early albums for Mercury Records, back to back on a single CD! I Witness Life is a record with a title that really sums up all the genius that Tom T Hall had to offer the world of country music at the start of the 70s – as his ... read more CD

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Roy HarperReturn Of The Sophisticated Beggar ... CD
Music On Vinyl (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A brilliant early record from Roy Harper – some of the first material he ever set to tape, and sounds that are maybe a bit more rough-edged than some of his later albums – but still equally great! Harper was always something completely different than most of his contemporaries – ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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Ferlin HuskyGonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
A nicely focused little collection on the great Ferlin Husky – one that brings together some of his more upbeat tunes from the early generation of rock and roll – although the music is still pretty darn country overall! Or rather, hillbilly – said in the most respectful way of ... read more CD

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George JonesGeorge Jones & The Jones Boys – Live In Texas 1965 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
Fantastic work from the young George Jones – working here at the height of his powers, and in a raw live setting that's a nice change from some of the polish of his studio recordings of the 60s! George's voice is great – already hitting that wider range that marked his Musicor material ... read more CD

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Ramsey KearneyRock The Bop – Tennessee Rockabilly ... CD
Stomper Time (UK), 1950s-Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Prime era rockabilly & more from Ramsey Kearney – a Tennessee singer/guitarist/band leader who's played with some of the biggest and best proto-rock players in the game – he should've been much more famous worldwide! Ramsey's got a voice, style and charisma that stands as firm as ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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Scott KeyForest & The Sea (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99
A startlingly great mid 70s loner folk record by Scott Key – with some of the finest, most artful fingerstyle guitar we've heard on a self-recorded album from the period – and a really strong record that would be right at home on the Takoma label! Recorded in Colorado by Key himself, ... read more CD

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Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis/Killer Country/When Two Worlds Collide ... CD
Elektra/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Three important records from Jerry Lee Lewis – the start of his time at Elektra Records, where he was able to find new energy after many years at Mercury! First up is the self-titled Jerry Lee Lewis – a late 70s record that has Jerry Lee opening up nicely – getting back to basics ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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Louvin BrothersLove & Wealth – The Lost Recordings ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $28.99 29.99
Just when we thought we'd heard all the brilliance the Louvin Brothers had to give us – they return to the fold and treat us to this fantastic set of unreleased material! The tracks here are all demo recordings, recorded by the Brothers themselves – and even introduced by Ira at the ... read more CD
Also available Love & Wealth – The Lost Recordings ... LP 36.99

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Janis MartinFemale Elvis – Complete Recordings 1956 to 1960 ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Janis Martin was unfairly billed as "the female Elvis" right from the start of her career – but despite the fact that she recorded for Presley's label, RCA, the singer has way more to offer than that nickname might imply! Martin's a hell of a rocker from the early years of the ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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Charlie McCoyReal McCoy/Charlie McCoy/Good Time Charlie/Fastest Harp In The South ... CD
BGO (UK), 1969/1972/1973. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Charlie McCoy famously played harmonica on some of Bob Dylan's Nashville sessions, and about a few hundred other recordings too – and here, he's in a country music mode all the way through – blowing these wonderful solos over music city backings in the best Monument Records mode! Like ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kinloch NelsonPartly On Time – Recordings 1968 to 1970 ... CD
Tompkins Square, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Sublime solo guitar work from Kinloch Nelson – a figure who's spent decades working as a musician and teacher in upstate New York, but who made these recordings when he was just a pretty young guy! The music here fits in perfectly with some of the archival releases on Tompkins Square – ... read more CD
Also available Partly On Time – Recordings 1968 to 1970 (10 inch LP) ... LP 15.99

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Tom PaxtonHow Come The Sun (plus Tom Paxton EP) ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A great step forward for Tom Paxton – his first album on the Reprise label, and a set that really pushes the best post-folk modes of the singer! Tom's in this very dark setting here – still singing and playing acoustic guitar, but draped with these mature elements from a well-chosen ... read more CD

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Johnny Paycheck (aka Danny Young)Shakin The Blues ... CD
Decca/Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Johnny Paycheck has worn many hats over his decades in country music – but maybe one of the coolest was his early career as singer Donny Young – featured here in a host of excellent recordings done before his classic sides on the Little Darlin label! The work here is totally great ... read more CD

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Jerry ReedExplores Guitar Country/Cookin/Georgia Sunshine/Me & Jerry ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A really wonderful collection of work from the great Jerry Reed – some more obscure albums than his bigger hits, which makes for a really fresh selection of music throughout! Explores Guitar Country is maybe one of the rootsier efforts during the early RCA years of Jerry Reed – a set ... read more CD

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Jerry ReedWhen You're Hot You're Hot/Ko Ko Joe/Smell The Flowers/Me & Chet ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Four albums from the breakout years of Jerry Reed – all collected here in a single CD set! First up is When You're Hot – the record that firmly catapulted Jerry Reed to the top – a set that draws on all his years of lyrical wit and razor-sharp guitar work – served up with ... read more CD

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Charlie RichToo Many Teardrops – The Complete Groove & RCA Recordings ... CD
RCA/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 22.99
A great look at a really lost legacy in music from Charlie Rich – obscure sides recorded for RCA Records in the early 60s – done after his initial rush of genius on Sun Records, and before his later commercial success on Epic! Charlie's got one of the all-time great voices in pop music ... read more CD

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Evie SandsAny Way That You Want Me (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet folksy pop from the glory days of A&M! Evie Sands has a voice that's emotive in a folk rock way, but which is here produced with smoother west coast arrangements that are more in an LA mode – which makes for a very cool mix of modes! The overall sound of the album is very hip ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD
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Charlie WalkerClose All The Honky Tonks/Wine, Women, & Walker/Don't Squeeze My Sharmon/Honky Tonkin With Charlie Walker ... CD
Columbia/Morello (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Four fantastic albums from Charlie Walker – one of the lesser-remembered talents of the late 60s country scene, but a singer whose work on albums like these can match the best of the bunch! As you'd guess by some of the titles, the tunes are heavy on references to barrooms and drinking ... read more CD

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Hedy WestHedy West/Hedy West Vol 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vanguard (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful work from Hedy West – a folk singer with a voice that cuts through to the quick – none of the sweetness of some of the poppier acts of the 60s, and none of the softness that you might get from commercial efforts – and instead a sound that's straight from the hills, and a ... read more CD

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WoodbineRoots (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Hour/Big Pink (Korea), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
An obscure album by a group from Milwaukee – recorded at a time when that city didn't have much of a scene at all – which left these guys to perform in a coffee house for all the songs on the album! The set's got a vibe that's up-close, and more tightly produced than just a local live ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousBattleground Korea – Songs & Sounds Of America's Forgotten War (4CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy 4CD ... $112.99 129.99
A totally wonderful package – and one that will have you throwing away all the Vietnam Rock compilations you have in your collection! This set unearths a massive amount of music that was created during the Korean war – filled with themes of sadness and loss that most folks wouldn't ... read more CD

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VariousBeginning Of The End – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A really great little collection – one that looks at the deeper, darker strands in country music during the 60s – that moody space that lie behind the Rubber Room of Porter Wagoner, and which may not have gotten much chart play at the time, but which makes for one of the most ... read more CD

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VariousBirth, Work, Death – Work, Money, & Status In Country Music – 1950 to 1970 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic little set that looks at themes of hard work and labor in postwar country music – territory that certainly opened up with the success of the Merle Travis tune "Sixteen Tons" – and which took very different forms in country music than the same topic in folk and ... read more CD

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VariousBoppin By The Bayou – Flip, Flop, & Fly ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A huge range of rare rockers from the Louisiana scene – one of the most surprising hotbeds of musical activity in the 50s, 60s, and 70s – given that so many great sounds were recorded far from the well-known hub of New Orleans! These are all cuts from way out in the swamps – ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousCalifia – The Songs Of Lee Hazelwood ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A wonderful compilation of Lee Hazlewood songs performed by others in the 60s – magnificent pulp pop, girl groups, starlets, rockers and more covering prime era Lee tunes – songs about lovers, fools, rebels and heartbroken examples of all of the above! There's little we can add to the ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousCome Join My Orchestra – The British Baroque Pop Sound 1967 to 1973 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A very cool little genre – one that overlaps a bit with UK folk and some of its prettier pop of the period – and which often gets the same sort of top-shelf studio and production help as the best of the psychedelic generation! The music here is heavy on strings, woodwinds, and other ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousEaster Bunny Hop – 28 Hot Tracks For Your Basket ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A weird and wonderful little collection – maybe the first Easter-themed compilation we've ever seen – but one that barely hews to that rule as well! The set instead features lots of great 50s numbers that seem to deal with both chickens and rabbits – plus a few roosters too ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Resurrection ... CD
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – as the hillbillies rise from hell, and take their message into the musical mainstream! Previous volumes have dealt with themes of sin and redemption in country music – and this time around, the scope seems pushed even farther ... read more CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – The Rapture – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Great work from a series that never gets old – and which, if anything, seems to keep digging deeper and deeper with each new volume! If you know that, as the Louvin Brothers tell us, Satan Is Real – then you'll find plenty to spook your soul here – and we don't just mean the ... read more CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol 3 – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Final Chapter ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Heavenly voices, turning towards hell – in a host of rare country music tracks that deal with the devil and the world down under! The set's the third volume in this wonderful series, and may well be the deepest-digging so far – and stands as a demonstration that, if you're going to ... read more CD

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VariousHonky Tonk Song – The Don Law Story 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A well-chosen collection of work handled by country producer Don Law – a late 50s force who kept the honky tonk vibe alive and well on record! The names here are some of the biggest of the time – including a fair bit of Columbia Records artists – and the work together is a great ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousIt's Gonna Be Action Packed – The Complete Rockin Rarities (6CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $69.99 70.99
A stunning 6CD set – one that's overflowing with rare rockabilly, weird hillbilly, and lots of other raw and raunchy material from the glory days of the indie single! The box brings together all the material from the Rockin Rarities LP collection – a total of 11 full records, presented ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousJukebox In Crampsville – 60 Way Out Tunes At A Dime Apiece ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Mad music that you might never have heard otherwise – the fantastic fifth installment in this excellent series inspired by The Cramps – and maybe the deepest-digging so far! There's no holds barred here – both in the source of the material, and the style – and the main ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousPolitically Incorrect ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Prepare to be offended – but in the best possible way – as this mad collection serves up a whole host of postwar tracks in many styles – all of which have a lyrical bent that would hardly be acceptable today! Some cuts are from the mainstream – which might be excused for ... (Rock, Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousShe's Selling What She Used To Give Away ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 20s/1930s. New Copy ... $19.99 28.99
Turns out, the idea of bitches and ho's didn't originate with hip hop – as the hillbilly cats of the 30s were already throwing around plenty of off-color references to the women in their life! Of course, the milieu was quite different – with backing by spare string bands, and lyrics ... read more CD

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VariousSocial Power Of Music (4CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 4CD ... $54.99 59.98
A fantastic little package – and one that may well have more meaning these days than ever before! The lavish set features a huge hardcover book – 124 pages of notes, photos, and other information – all put together in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibition of the same name ... read more CD

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VariousYou All Come! – The Pappy Daily Story 1953 to 1962 ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A great look at the vintage country work of Texas producer Pappy Daily – one of the key forces to get the genre going during the postwar years, even though he operated far from the hillbilly hotbeds of Nashville and southern California! The work here is a nice blend of country rockers, ... read more CD
 
 



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