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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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Exact matches: 13
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Palace Music (Will Oldham)Lost Blues & Other Songs ... CD
Palace/Drag City, Mid 90s. Used ... $5.99

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✨✧ Bill Anderson & The Po BoysBright Lights & Country Music ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splitting on the top seam and some aging on the back.)

Exact matches3
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Eddy ArnoldWanderin' With Eddy Arnold (Country Music Hall Of Fame Series) ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s pressing.)

Exact matches4
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✨✧ Asleep At The WheelTribute To The Music Of Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys ... CD
Liberty, 1993. Used ... $3.99
Featuring Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and others. CD

Exact matches5
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Tommy CollinsThis Is Tommy Collins/Words & Music Country Style ... CD
Capitol/Rural Routes, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
Two full albums from the many who was an important influence on California country giants Merle Haggard and Buck Owens! The first album is pure genius from the young Tommy Collins – an early figure on the Bakersfield scene, and an artist who almost single-handedly shaped the sound of the west coast scene with his Capitol Records material included here! Collins had a wonderful way of updating older hillbilly modes – traces of Texas and Arkansas, moved over to postwar Cali – where things got tightened up, became a bit more confident, and were given a razor-sharp sound by the excellent Capitol production. Every tune here is a classic – and many have a sense of double-entendre that rivals the hippest R&B work of the period, but with a very different sound overall – on titles that include "You Better Not Do That", "How Do I Say Goodbye", "It Tickles", "You Gotta Have A License", "Smooth Sailin", and "Whatcha Gonna Do Now". Words & Music Country Style features the wit, wisdom, and wild twang of the great Tommy Collins – brought together in a killer collection of early work for Capitol! The music here is the ultimate peak of the hillbilly generation – not the codified country of the Nashville scene to come, but much more rough-edged and wooley – with more than a few elements that could influence the sound of rock and roll as well! Titles include "The Feet Of The Traveler", "How Do I Say Goodbye", "Think It Over Boys", "Are You Ready To Go", and "All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo". CD

Exact matches6
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Homer & JethroHumorous Side Of Country Music ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

Exact matches7
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Laurel River Valley BoysMusic For Moonshiners ... LP
Judson, 1950s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches8
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Del McCouryDon't Stop The Music ... CD
Rounder, 1990. Used ... $3.99
... CD

Exact matches9
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Rick NelsonBright Lights & Country Music ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
(Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(White lable promo. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

Exact matches10
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Jeff NewmanMusic To Back-Up By ... LP
Jeffran, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

Exact matches11
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Osborne BrothersModern Sounds Of Bluegrass Music ... LP
Decca, 1967. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear.)

Exact matches12
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River City Street BandMagic Country Music Box/Marlow's Theme (Marlow's Catfish Song) ... 7-inch
Enterprise, 1972. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Funky 45's, Folk/Country) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

Exact matches13
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Tony SchwartzMusic In The Streets – A Fascinating Collection Of Music & Musicians Recorded On The Streets On New York City ... CD
Folkways, 1957. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A vivid audio document of New York City in the late 50s – put together by creative sound recorder Tony Schwartz! The set's one of a few amazing albums put together by Schwartz – who spent a lot of time on the streets with his microphones and recorder, then really got creative putting the whole thing together in the studio – so that there's some good structure, and almost a sense of narrative to the record – yet in a way that also preserves all of the vivid, spontaneous aspects of the "on the street" recordings. Schwartz narrates a bit, includes some interviews, background sounds from certain areas of the city, and a range of performances in styles that run from jazz to folk to gospel and beyond! (Spoken Word, Folk/Country) CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
 
Close matches: 6
Close matches14
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Roy AcuffGospel Favorites ... CD
Music Mill, 1930s/1940s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, back cover of booklet has some pen.)

Close matches15
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Chuck Wagon GangI'll Fly Away ... CD
Music Mill, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, back cover of the booklet has some pen.)

Close matches16
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Chuck Wagon GangLooking For A City ... CD
Music Mill, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, back cover of the booklet has some pen.)

Close matches17
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Chuck Wagon GangMighty Close To Heaven ... CD
Music Mill, Early 40s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Booklet and barcode have small cutout holes, inner pages of the booklet have some pen.)

Close matches18
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Rick DankoCryin' Heart Blues ... CD
Other Peoples Music, Late 70s/Late 80s. Used ... $9.99
(Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches19
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Paul MetzgerSolo Acoustic LP ... LP
Mutant Music, 2005. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Silk screened cover.)
 
Partial matches: 10
Partial matches20
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Bobby BareSings Lullabys, Legends & Lies ... LP
RCA, 1973. Very Good 2LP ... $5.99
Bobby Bare takes on the music of Shel Silverstein – with amazing results! Bare's at the top of his game here – getting a free hand to produce himself in the studio, and really open up on some of the more unusual Silverstein tunes of the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear and splitting.)

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Robbie BashoVenus In Cancer ... LP
Blue Thumb/Traffic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 24.98
One of the wildest albums ever from the great Robbie Basho – as you might guess from the cover! Basho first made waves with his solo guitar work (and a bit of vocalizations) for the Takoma label, during the early years of John Fahey – but as the 60s ended, Robbie had more of a spiritual awakening – which really changed up certain aspects of his music. The set's still got some beautiful long-spun guitar passages – acoustic work that makes Basho maybe an even closer tie to Sandy Bull than Fahey – but Robbie also sings a bit too, in this weirdly trilling voice that almost feels as if it's been pulled from some 15th century pagan culture, but infused with a new missionary spirit. Most of the set is instrumental, but these vocal moments are wonderfully haunting too – and titles include "Venus In Cancer", "Eagle Sails The Blue Diamond Waters", "Kowaka D'Amour", "Song For The Queen", "Cathedrals Et Fleur De Lis", and "Wine Song (Sweet Wine Of Love)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tim BuckleyDream Letter – Live In London 1968 ... CD
Enigma Retro, 1968. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A fantastic live outing from the legendary Tim Buckley – one that not only includes Tim singing unusual versions of some of his album tracks from the late 60s, but which also includes a number of songs that he never recorded elsewhere! Plus, the quartet on the date also features Dave Friedman on vibes – bringing in that wonderful blend of vibes and acoustic guitar that made Buckley's early work so great, and which really gave his songs such a different spirit than so many of his contemporaries! Tim also plays and sings alone on three of the album's tracks – further intensifying the musical quality of the set – a record that is completely essential, even if you own most of Buckley's classics already. Titles include "The Troubadour", "I've Been Out Walking", "Hallucinations", "Dolphins", "Who Do You Love", "The Earth Is Broken", "Carnival Song/Hi Lili Hi Lo", "Pleasant Street", "The Earth Is Broken", "Wayfaring Stranger", Happy Time", and "Once I Was". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ Tim BuckleyLook At The Fool ... LP
DiscReet, 1973. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The last album that Tim Buckley ever gave the world – and a great leaping-off point for speculation about what he might have done, had he not left the planet too soon! Tim's actually beginning to explore a bit of funk in his music here – still using that amazing voice with all of its range from the early Elektra years – but often set to backings that feature heavy drums from Earl Palmer, tight bass from Chuck Rainey, and keyboards from Mike Melvoin – all cats who can be tight, but never slick – and whose groove is more than loose enough to let Buckley direct the whole proceedings. Given that Tim has an occasional raw rasp, and a very offbeat way with his lyrics, the mix of elements is actually not that far from the funk of Betty Davis on her first two albums – with a similar shrug towards any easy genre categorizations. Titles include "Freeway Blues", "Look At The Fool", "Tijuana Moon", "Mexicali Voodoo", "Down In The Street", "Wanda Lou", and "Bring It On Up". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

Partial matches24
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Buellgrass (Buell Neidlinger)Big Day At Ojai ... LP
K2B2, 1981. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A stranger later project from Buell Neidlinger – the bassist who played famously with Cecil Taylor at the start of the 60s! The music is a mix of jazz and bluegrass – with a sextet that features Marty Krystall on saxes and Peter Erskine on drums – plus Andy Statman on mandolin and Richard Greene on violin. (Jazz, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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Sandy BullFantasias For Guitar & Banjo ... LP
Vanguard/Alternative Fox (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Mindblowing minimalism from the legendary Sandy Bull – an artist who might have had acoustic roots in folk music, but who was instantly turning his music into something else – drawing on modal styles of Eastern music, European generations of expression on guitar, jazz-based improvisation – and maybe even prefiguring work to come from composers like Terry Riley and La Monte Young! This album's one of Bull's first, and it's pure genius right from the start – with a side-long performance on the incredible "Blend", which features slight drums from jazz musician Billy Higgins – which Sandy extrapolates these long passages on acoustic guitar. Side two features the fantastic "Carmina Burana Fantasy" on banjo – a kind of trans-historical performance that's right up there with John Fahey's best of the decade – alongside equally mindblowing "Non Nobis Domine" and "Little Maggie" – and the closing electric guitar genius of "Gospel Tune". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carlene CarterMusical Shapes ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rex Allen JrToday's Generation ... LP
SSS, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A wild mix of late 60s Nashville songcraft and worldly psychedelic country rock from Rex Allen Jr! Rex is the son of the legendary cowboy singer Rex Allen – and later on he carried the old man's wandering western troubadour torch – but this lost record is darker, stranger and groovier than we would have imagined! The weirdness is in the lyricism – Allen sings in a husky smooth baritone about youth rebellion, LSD, Vietnam, the face of mortality and topical concerns of the era – but he approaches it in the straightforward country music tradition. There are no metaphors – the words aren't surreal, they're severe – and we love it! The production is by Steve Singleton, another legacy candidate – his pops helped resurrect Jerry Lee Lewis and handled other left of center, difficult to pigeonhole country classics with Tom T Hall and Charlie Rich. With Rex he provides unfussy, steel accented honky tonk arrangements with trippy washes of organ, harpsichord and mellotron. Almost certainly too tough a tab to dissolve in the culture of its time – way too weird for country, way too country for the weirdos – now's the time to savor this one! Titles include "The Younger Generation", "I Back Up", "The Children", "Other Husbands And Wives", "Home Song (Dreams OF What May Come)", "The Father Needs A Man", "Black Skies", and "The Corners Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with wide red tape along the top and bottom seams.)

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Johnny CashMan Comes Around – American IV ... CD
American, 2002. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
Cash's fourth volume of stark, sparely-arranged studio recordings for producer/set list provider Rick Rubin. As Johnny gets on in the years his always haunting voice, like Bob Dylan's, is weighted by age, but the heavily-breathed delivery only adds to the ghostly quality of the increasingly dark tunes. With this fourth set in the series we're far past being surprised by the choices of material – this time Cash conjures up spiritual takes on Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus", Trent Reznor's "Hurt", Lennon/McCartney's "In My Life", and more traditional material like Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and the eternally underrated Marty Robbins' "Big Iron". You can't forget that Cash's pen is still pretty sharp, too, as the really spooky imagery in the title track and others testify. The accompaniment includes the great Randy Scruggs, Beck/Tom Waits guitarist Smokey Hormel, Marty Stuart, Glen Campell, and backing vocals by Nick Cave and Fiona Apple. Another great one from the greatest! CD
(Includes bonus DVD with music video for "Hurt".)

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Lynn CastleRose Colored Corner ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1966. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Never-heard sounds from Lynn Castle – a singer who was maybe more famous in 60s LA for her work as a hair stylist – even though she spent her free time turning out really beautiful songs like these! Castle only ever issued one 45 on Lee Hazlewood's label – but the work here is mostly from earlier demos she cut with legendary producer Jack Nitzsche – who wisely leaves Lynn to mostly stand out in the lead on vocals and guitar – which makes for music that's surprisingly dark-tinged overall, and quite different than you might expect from her sexy look on the cover! The vocals are often quite moody – almost in Nico territory, but more tuneful overall – and the songs are incredibly haunting, maybe along the lines of some of the Leonard Cohen material from the early days. Titles include "The Stranger", "The Puppet", "The Forest", "New York", "I'm Getting Tired", "She Thinks She Feels", "Rose Colored Corner", and "Lonesome Lookout". The set also includes both sides of Castle's only single on LHI – produced by Hazlewood, backed by Last Friday's Fire – and titled "The Lady Barber" and "Rose Colored Corner". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD
 
 
 



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