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Roy AcuffCountry Music Hall Of Fame ... LP
Hickory, 1960s. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a pressing flaw that causes a short click on the first track of each side – the rest is clean.)

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Roy Acuff & The Smoky Mountain BoysKing Of Country Music – The Complete Foundational Recordings – 1936 to 1951 (9CD & DVD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 9CDs & DVD ... $299.99 399.99
Seminal work by one of the first big figures in country music – the great Roy Acuff, whose early material was the second force putting the sound on the map after the work of Jimmie Rodgers! Roy was one of the greatest stars of the early years – a hell of a singer, an important composer, and a tireless performer who criss-crossed the south constantly – helping the music to spread and grow, and sparking countless careers along the way! This package is the first to really do justice to these important early years of Acuff – much more so than any of the public domain packages on the market – as the whole thing's handled with the Bear Family sense of completeness – which means that the 9CD box features a whopping 226 songs, recorded for the Vocalion, Arc, and Columbia labels between 1936 and 1951 – all packaged with a massive 184 page hardcover book, filled with new biography information, session notes, an a newly-done discography – plus a fantastic amount of rare photos and illustrations. The set also features a bonus DVD, which features the 1940 Grand Ole Opry film – which includes work by Acuff and Uncle Dave Macon. The set even includes a rare 1948 instrumental album by The Smokey Mountain Boys too! CD

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Lulu Belle & ScottySweethearts Of Country Music ... LP
Starday, Late 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Giora FeidmanLong Live Giora – His Clarinet & His Soul Music ... LP
Star, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
(Global Grooves, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly bent at the bottom left.)

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George JonesFirst In The Hearts Of Country Music Lovers ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a tracklist sticker. Vinyl plays with a short click on the track 4 of each side.)

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Hank LocklinKing Of Country Music – Tribue To Roy Acuff ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roger MillerWild Child – Madcap Sensation Of Country Music ... LP
Starday, 1965. Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting in the top seam, split bottom seam, some wear and aging, and call letters in pen on back.)

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Bill MonroeMusic Of Bill Monroe From 1936 to 1994 (4CD boxset) ... CD
MCA, 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... $28.99
... CD
(Out of print, outer case has some light wear.)

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Rick NelsonBright Lights & Country Music ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
(Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(White lable promo. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Abby NewtonCastles, Kirks & Caves – Scottish Music Of The 18th Century ... CD
Redwing, 2006. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Charlie PooleYou Ain't Talkin To Me – Charlie Poole & The Roots Of Country Music (3CD boxset) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used 3 CDs ... $39.99
... CD
(Out of print. In a replica cigar box which has some light edgewear.)

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Carl StorySomebody Touched Me – The Father Of Bluegrass Country Music ... CD
King, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Porter Wagoner & Dolly PartonJust Between You & Me/Always Always/Porter Wayne & Dolly Rebecca/Love & Music ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Four full albums from this legendary pair – packed together in a single 2CD set! First up is Just Between You & Me – a fantastic early album in the pairing of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – a duo who really took the country duo style into fantastic territory with records like this! Dolly actually wrote a number of the album's best cuts, and her strong vocals really seem to push Porter even more than on his own records – an odd pairing, but one that works beautifully throughout! Titles include the heartbreaking alcoholic tale "Mommie Ain't That Daddy" – plus "Because One Of Us Is Wrong", "The Last Thing On My Mind", "Two Sides To Every Story", and "Put It Off Until Tomorrow". Always Always is a gem through and through – the kind of record that really stands testament to the strength of the pair! Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton were always way more than just another country duo coming together as a gimmick – as both singers have so much to offer, they really make a hell of a lot of magic when they work together on albums like this! The set kicks off with the totally great rave up "Milwaukee, Here I Come" – and segues nicely into classic honky tonk duets mode, the polished Nashville Sound, and oddball Porter recitations – on gems that include "Yours Love", "Malena", "Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me", "Always, Always", "No Reason To Hurry Home", "The House Where Love Lives", "Good As Gold", and "Anything's Better Than Nothing". Porter Wayne & Dolly Rebecca is an album that continues one of the best themes of the Parton/Wagoner pairing – its way of using Dolly's youthful songwriting as a great way to help keep Porter's music relevant – in a record of heartbreaking tunes that go way way past the usual country duo style! Titles include "Run That By Me One More Time", "Tomorrow Is Forever", "Silver Sandals", "Mendy Never Sleeps", "We Can't Let This Happen To Us", "No Love Left", and "I'm Wasting Your Time & You're Wasting Mine". Love & Music is a record that has the Porter Wagoner/Dolly Parton team still sounding great in an RCA 60s sort of way – maybe modes that the pair could continue to do so well, even though some of their labelmates were moving off into other directions. There's loads of great cuts on the record by both Porter and Dolly – and they trade leads and come together vocally in ways that are still head and shoulders above most other country music male/female pairs – on "Sounds Of The Night", "Laugh The Years Away", "If Teardrops Were Pennies", "Love Is Out Tonight", "You", "There'll Always Be Music", and "In The Presence Of You". CD

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VariousBakersfield Sound – Country Music Capitol Of The West 1940 to 1974 (10CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 10CD ... $189.99 249.99
An amazing tribute to the Bakersfield scene – one that finally gives the California city the same sort of attention that we usually see in sets dedicated to Nashville! Bakersfield is well-known as the home of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, but the city's got a long legacy of influencing country music for decades – a good deal of which is presented here, in a package that brings together loads of rare Cali country singles that we never would have heard otherwise, along with well-chosen cuts from some of its stars, and a fair bit of rare and unissued material too! At the center of the set is a huge hardcover book by Scott Bomar – hardcover, 12" square, and with 224 full color pages of notes and images on the genius of Bakersfield, and what made it such a unique country music spot. The 10 CDs feature nearly 300 songs in all – one disc of which is all rare live and unissued material – and in addition to work by Buck and Merle, the set features tracks by Wayne Morris, Jerry Cornelius, Vancie & Rita, Georgia Lynn, Kenny Hays, Tommy Lewis, Rollie Webber, Johnny Barnette, Bonnie Owens, Bobby Durham, George Latta, Owen Charles, Larry Daniels, Gene Moles, Al Brumley, Bill Handy, Leo Stephens, Faye Hardin, Tom Tall, Cliff Crofford, Kenny Vernon, Rose Lee Maphis, Oscar Whittington, Foyle Holley, Dick Curless, Red Simpson, Gary Paxton, Jim Ward, and many many more! CD

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VariousDance Music: Ragtime Jazz & More ... LP
Library Of Congress, 1920s/1930s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With selections from Ukrainska Selska Orchestra, Pawlo Humeniuk, Bog Trotters, Kanui & Luta, Edwin Johnson Swedish Trio, East Texas Serenaders, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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VariousDevil All The Time – Music From The Netflix Film ... CD
Abkco, 1950s/1960s/2021. New Copy ... On February 12, 2021

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VariousDevil All The Time – Music From The Netflix Film ... LP
Abkco, 1950s/1960s/2021. New Copy ... On February 12, 2021
(Soundtracks, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHarry Smith B-Sides – Anthology Of American Folk Music (4CD set & book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s. New Copy 4CD ... $73.99
An amazing collection – and one that really lives up to the genius of the original Anthology Of American Folk Music put together by Harry Smith for Folkways Records! That groundbreaking set is the stuff of legend – a package that collected rare blues, folk, string band, hillbilly, and other styles from Smith's own collection of 78rpm singles – then brought together by Folkways with copious notes and a huge amount of detail that opened the door to this lost world of music for listeners over many decades. Here, the collection goes back to further Smith's choices – by offering up the flipside of all the records included in the original set – tracks that are almost always as great as the other sides, given that so many of these artists were getting a brief time in the studio, and really gave their all during the recordings. The package is one of the nicest we've ever seen on Dust To Digital – done with more than enough notes and packaging detail to live up to the spirit of the original – in a set of 84 tracks, with work by Dick Justice, Clarence Ashley, Coley Jones, Bill & Belle Reed, Buell Kazee, Buster Carter & Preston Young, Williamson Brothers & Curry, The Masked Marvel, William & Versey Smith, Carter Family, GB Grayson, Mississippi John Hurt, Uncle Eck Dunford, Uncle Bunt Stephens, Carolina Tar Heels, Furry Lewis, Ernest Phipps, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Richard Rabbit Brown, Rev Moses Mason, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Cincinnati Jug Band, Rev JM Gates, Jim Jackson, Breaux Freres, Blind Willie Johnson, Dock Boggs, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Julius Daniels, Ramblin Thomas, Sleepy John Estes, and many others! CD
(Great package too – in a cigar box style, with a cool cork-covered book that has a massive amount of notes and images!)

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament – 1952 to 1974 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A hell of a cool little set – one that begins with obscure country songs about drug use, then moves onto a whole host of songs with themes of suicide, insanity, damnation, and redemption! The music is every bit as great as you'd guess from the title and cover – and the folks at Omni, who already do an amazing job with obscure country reissues, really knock it out of the park with this one – by pulling together two decades' worth of unusual tracks from the indie underground – all supported by great notes as well. The package is a heady journey through the underbelly of country – sounds you'd never hear on the charts – and titles include "Suicide" by Louie Innis, "Satan's Chauffeur" by Jimmy Minor, "Marijuana The Devil Flower" by Johnny Price, "The Needle" by Harry Snyder, "California Hippie Murders" by Red River Dave, "Demon Of Jealousy" by Jesse Bruce, "The Devil Was Laughing At Me" by Jimmy Newman, "Psycho" by Eddie Noack, "Three AM" by Bill Anderson, "Race With The Devil" by Johnny David, and "Fourteen Stories Down" by Don Bailey. This deluxe reissue includes 2 bonus tracks – "Hades Highway" by Len Barrow and "Hellbound Train" by Dick Flood. CD
(Deluxe edition features two bonus tracks!)

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VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol X – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99 29.99
Those hillbillies get no end of hell – but maybe that's what they should expect, what with all the cheatin, drinkin, and carryin on! This set follows in the same tradition as all the rest of the fantastic series – looking at themes of loss and remorse in midcentury country music – both in work from big artists in the mainstream, and some of the lesser-known talents who recorded around the edges – and whose work here is especially powerful! Songs have some themes of redemption, but are mixed with some darker moments too – all put together with a great ear for an overlooked tune, and maybe a nice dose of wit as well. Titles include "A Wonderful Time Up There" by Wally Fowler & The Oak Ridge Quartet, "No Grave Is Gonna Keep This Soul" by Charlie Moore & The Dixie Partners, "Fire's A Comin" by Swanee River Boys, "Oh Death" by John Reedy & The Stone Mountain Trio, "Filthy Sea Of Sin" by Ernest Carter & The Hymn Trio, "Are You Insured Beyond The Grave" by Little Jimmy Dickens, "Death's Black Train" by AL Phipps Family, "Conversation With Death" by Clyde Moody, and "Satan Has No Claim On Me" by Joel & Labreeska. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol XI – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99
A beautiful entry in this long-running series – a continuing testament to the darker sides of American life that formed the subject matter for so much of postwar country music! The package brings together some great tunes by bigger names of the time – not entirely hits, but the kind of material that these top-shelf talents can turn out with effortless ease – bringing just the right balance of subtle emotion to send the whole thing home in just the right way! These aren't overdone weepies, but honest songs about the tragedy that is life – served up here on 16 titles that include "One Dyin & A Buryin" by Roger Miller, "The Drunken Driver" by Ferlin Husky, "I'm Low Low Low" by Loy Clingman, "The Town That Broke My Heart" by Bobby Bare, "All My Trials" by Anita Carter, "Bury The Bottle With Me" by Dick Curless, "None Of My Business" by Henson Cargill, "Jim Johnson" by Porter Wagoner, "The Old Pine Tree" by Red Sovine, and "Goin To Hell On A Sled" by John D Loudermilk. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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VariousMusic From The Lost Provinces – Old Time Stringbands From Ashe County, North Carolina & Vicinity 1927 to 1931 ... CD
Old Hat, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $9.99
22 songs from Grayson & Whitter, Frank Blevins & His Tar Heel Rattlers, Ephraim Woodie & The Henpecked Husbands, Jack Reedy & His Walker Mountain String Band, Smyth County Ramblers, North Carolina Ridge Runners, the Hill Billies, Woodie Brothers & Carolina Night Hawks. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMusic Never Stopped – Roots Of The Grateful Dead ... CD
Shanachie, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Obray Ramsey, Merle Haggard, Dixie Cups, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, Charlie Patton, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Henry Thomas, Jimmy Reed & more. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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VariousVintage Hawaiian Music – The Great Singers 1928 to 1934 ... CD
Rounder, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $6.99
Some real gems from the first classic wave of Hawaiian music – with work by Sol Hoopii, Kalama's Quartet, Coral Islanders, Madame Riviere's Hawaiians, and the Waikiki Stonewall Boys! CD
(Punch through booklet.)
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✨✧ Agape ForcePotpourri ... LP
Candle Company Music, 1974. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click on Side 2.)

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VariousTruck Driver's Boogie – Big Rig Hits Vol 1 – 1939 to 1969 ... CD
Country Music Foundation, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Cliff Bruner & His Boys, Dick Reinhart & His Lone Star Boys, Art Gibson, Milo Twins, Doye O'Dell, Terry Fell & The Fellers, Johnny Horton, Dave Dudley, Del Reeves, Kay Adams, Curtis Leach, Dick Curless, Jim Nesbitt & more. CD
(Out of print.)
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Robbie BashoSong of the Avatars – The Lost Master Tapes (5CD set) ... CD
Tompkins Square, Late 60s/Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $60.99 64.99
Unheard music from guitar genius Robbie Basho – a selection of tracks that were never issued at the time, all rescued from Basho's archive of over 100 reel to reel tapes! Robbie gave us some groundbreaking records on Takoma, Vanguard, and Blue Thumb – which established him as one of the most important guitarists of the new acoustic generation to rise up in the 60s, alongside important contemporary John Fahey. But Basho also kept on evolving in his music before his untimely early death in 1986, even though he was often not getting the attention from labels that he deserved – which is why a package like this is so great! The tapes were a bit murky on details – but the tracks appear to include some work from the late 60s, contemporaneous with Basho's early recordings for Takoma – but they also move well into the later years, at a time when Robbie's spiritualism was rising even more, through his devotion to Sufism. There are many vocal passages on the set, done in that surprisingly majestic mode that Basho had in the later years – a more well-developed style than his early singing – and the set, of course, features countless moments of sublime work on 12 string guitar. 5CD set features 54 tracks in all – and a 48 page booklet of notes, essays, and photos. CD

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Tim BuckleyLook At The Fool ... LP
DiscReet, 1973. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Tim BuckleyStarsailor ... LP
Warner/Straight, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Amazing work from the legendary Tim Buckley – and one of the records that truly shows why his music was unlike anything else that ever came before! The blend of folksy and jazzy roots really takes off here – stretching forth at times with a spacious feel that's airy, yet full of feeling – as Tim's magnificent vocals are backed by key instrumentation from Lee Underwood on guitar and organ, plus a small lineup of tenor, flute, trumpet, and bass – all bringing some jazzy phrasing to the mix. Tim himself plays 12 string guitar, at a level that's both complex yet completely organic – and titles include the sublime "Song To The Siren", a heavenly tune that perfectly sums up his genius, and which would be enough of a legacy, even if it was the only cut he ever recorded – plus "Monterey", "Come Here Woman", "Jungle Fire", and "Starsailor". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram 4 Men With Beards pressing.)

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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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James Burton & OthersCannonball Rag – Early Groups & Sessions ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A massive look at the work of guitarist James Burton – a musician who only cut a few records under his own name, but who was hugely important for his session contributions to both rock and country music in the 50s and 60s! Burton's one of those guys for whom the term "picker" was coined – the kind of cat who could show up, guitar in hand, and bring something really special to a session – a strong guitar lead that almost seemed effortless, and which was often the final element to cement the strength of a hit record! This collection focuses on key Burton contributions to the work of a number of different artists, both country and rock – in a set of 35 tracks that includes work by James Wilson & The Jimmie Cats, Maylon Humphries, David Houston Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, The Shadows, Ricky Nelson, Dorsey Burnette, Tommy Cassel, Bobby Lee Tramwell, The Green River Boys, and The Shacklefords – most of whom are featured here on a few tracks each, all with guitar by Burton. CD

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Glen CampbellGlen Travis Campbell/I Knew Jesus/I Remember Hank Williams ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 16.99
A trio of early 70s albums from Glen Campbell – all of them a lot more obscure than his hits! Glen Travis Campbell has a cover proclaiming that the set is "a new musical path" – and producer Jimmy Bowen works with bigger backings from Larry Muhuberac to use soaring strings next to the acoustic core, in ways that push Glen into some of the more soulful expressions he had to offer. The approach is a bit hard to describe, but it's different both from country roots, and from Jimmy Webb territory – that majestic Glen Campbell sound rising up nicely – on tunes that include "One Last Time", "I Will Never Pass This Way Again", "Sweet Fantasy", "Running Scared", "Just For What I Am", and "The Last Thing On My Mind". I Knew Jesus is a record that continues the further exploration of Glen Campbell's vocal range – with some mellow fluid moments that are awash in deeper trills, mixed with more upfront tunes that do a great job of unlocking more of the country currents in Glen's talents – a great shift, and one that would come on even more strongly in his mid 70s return to fame. The set includes a great version of the Kinky Friedman song "Sold American" – one we maybe like even better than Kinky's – plus "I Take It On Home", "I Want To Be With You Always", "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling", "You're The One", and "On This Road". On the final album, Glen Campbell takes on the music of Hank Williams – but in a way that often has the sort of dreamy haze that goes with the "I Remember" in the title! The songs are all Hank's, but the presentation isn't gritty honky tonk – and instead uses fuller backings with Glen's lead vocals, almost as if the whole thing were done in the mid 60s by Chet Atkins at RCA! Jimmy Bowen's at the helm, but there's backup singers and fuller strings than before – which really changes up the Campbell takes on tunes that include "Cold Cold Heart", "Half As Much", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", and "You Win Again". (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ Carolina Chocolate DropsLeaving Eden ... CD
Nonesuch, 2012. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Possibly the best yet from the Carolina Chocolate Drops! The Chocolate Drops are a group that can (and do) make a banjo and beatbox go together like pork and beans – they're that damn good. On this set, they're working with producer Buddy Miller, who seems a perfect choice. On his own records, Buddy honors folk & country heritage, all the while standing strongly in the contemporary landscape, so we can see why he'd be selected by Chocolate Drops. The group themselves have always been great at bringing out the soul in traditional folk music, and they do that as beautifully as ever here. Includes "Riro's House", "Kerr's Negro Jig", "Country Girl", "Run Mountain", "West End Blues", Po' Black Sheep", "I Truly Understand That You Love Another Man", "No Man's Mama", "Brigg's Shucking Jig/Camptown Hornpipe", "Pretty Bird" and more. CD

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Carlene CarterMusical Shapes ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny CashOriginal Sun Albums 1957 to 1964 (8CD set) ... CD
Sun/Charly (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 8CD ... $59.99
A massive collection of early work from Johnny Cash – a set that features the bulk of his early work for Sun Records, plus rare material too – all in a book-style format with a nice set of notes and rare images! The music alone is great – as Johnny works here with his initial Tennesse Three combo – very spare, moody, and rhythmic – a superb foil to Johnny's vocals, and his really fantastic sense of a lyric – already fantastic here, right at the start! And Sun Records owner Sam Phillips knew he had a good thing when he had it – because he recorded so much material on Johnny, he was able to keep issuing albums after Cash had moved to Columbia Records – as you'll see here in the package, which references Sun albums up to the 60s. 107 tracks in all – and full artwork reproductions of every record! CD

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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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Chuck Wagon GangChuck Wagon Gang ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s/Early 50s. Sealed ... $4.99
Great material from a series put together by the Country Music Foundation! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jessi ColterCountry Star Is Born ... LP
RCA, 1970. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The fantastic debut of Jessi Colter – done at a time when the lady had already hitched up with Waylon Jennings at a personal level, and was also sharing some of his nascent outlaw qualities in her music! In fact, we might make an argument that this album predates some of Jennings' bigger outlaw moments – and also has a similar sort of quality in the early years – with qualities in Colter's voice that are very different than the Nashville mainstream, almost as if she's equally aware of phrasing from female folk singers – set to a very hip batch of tunes from Colter herself (as Miriam Eddy), Harlan Howard, Willie Nelson, and Mickey Newbury. The set includes a duet with Waylon Jennings on "I Ain't The One" – and other titles include "It's Not Easy", "He Called Me Baby", "Too Many Rivers", "Cry Softly", and "If She's Where You Like Livin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a small stain on back.)

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Don CooperBless The Children ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A folk funk classic from Don Cooper – a folksy player at heart, but one who always manages to bring a gentle groove to his music! The set's got a spare sound that's totally great – vocals and guitar from Don, plus second guitar from Elliot Randall – and support from other light instrumentation on flute and violin, used in ways to bring a lyrical sweetness to the tunes that we really love – not exactly in Nick Drake territory, but a similar sort of sweetening! Rhythms are often more heavy on the acoustic basslines than the drums, which gives them a bottom-up sort of groove – warm and mellow, but with wonderfully funky moments. Titles include "Bless The Children", "Mad George", "Tell Me About Her", "Willy Jean", "Sad-Eyed Queen Of The Mountain", "Brotherlove", "A New Gun", "Only A Dream", and "Tin Cans & Alleyways". CD

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Don CrawfordRoots & Branches ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Earthy work from Don Crawford – a very unique artist who works in a mix of soul and folk modes – a bit like Terry Callier at points, but with some more unusual touches as well! This album's got a pretty full set of arrangements, which makes for more of a Callier-like quality than some of Don's other records – but even so, the music's more like the straighter 60s folk of Callier than some of the soaring soul sounds of his Cadet years in the early 70s. Crawford's got a deeply soulful voice that rings out beautifully in this setting – and makes the whole sound of the album come through beautifully. Titles include "Fire Island Saturday", "Small Brown Baby", "Silent Scream", "Benediction", and "I Too Wanted Peace". (Soul, Folk/Country) CD

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