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Solomon BurkeNashville ... CD
Shout Factory/One, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Includes duets with female country stars Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris and Patty Loveless. (Soul, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ Bob DylanNashville Skyline ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Dylan's wonderful foray into country rock – the great Nashville Skyline! He takes his voice into a strangely crooning arena that we hadn't heard from him before or since, kinda adding a mysterious vibe of the whole thing. Titles include a duet with Johnny Cash on "Girl From The North Country", plus "Lay Lady Lay", "Country Pie", "To Be Alone With You", and "One More Night". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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Bob Dylan & Johnny CashNashville Sunset ... LP
Cream Of The Crop, 1969. Near Mint- ... $99.99
(Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, a bumped corner, and small split at the bottom of the spine.)

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Neil FlanzSpecial Instructions Album (Using The E-9th Chromatic Nashville Tuning) ... LP
Sho-Bud, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An obscure one from the Nashville scene – a surprisingly nice instructional album for pedal steel guitar! LP, Vinyl record album

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Shot Jackson & Chubby HowardNashville Northwest ... LP
Wasp, 1971. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Hank LocklinNashville Women ... LP
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie McCoyNashville Hit Man ... LP
Monument, 1974. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jerry ReedNashville Underground ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl ScruggsNashville's Rock/Dueling Banjos/Storyteller & The Banjo Man/Top Of The World ... CD
BGO (UK), New Copy ... About July 6, 2020 (delayed)
... CD

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✨✧ Gil TrythallSwitched On Nashville (Country Moog) ... LP
Aathena, 1970. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Moogy country stuff that actually sounds pretty great (imagine all of the plinks and ploinks of the moog in bluegrass stuff.) Tracks include "Foggy Mountain Breakdown", "Last Date", "Cattle Call", and "Walking the Floor Over You" – but our two faves are "Yakety Moog" (aka "Yakety Sax") and "Gentle on My Mind". (Now Sound, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousNashville At Newport ... CD
Vanguard, Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Jimmie Driftwood, Maybelle Carter, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Hazel Dickens & Alice Foster Gerrard, Arthur Smith with Sam & Kirk McGee, Ike Everly with Don Everly, Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys & Johnny Cash. CD
 
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✨✧ Johnny BondSick Sober & Sorry ... LP
Nashville, 1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Rex Allen JrToday's Generation ... LP
SSS, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Bobby BareTalk Me Some Sense ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good ... $8.99
One of the most adventurous voices of the Nashville Sound era of the 60s! Bobby Bare is one of those incomparable characters who had a gaggle of big hits and a legendary stylistic range – and he STILL doesn't get all the credit he's due. Talk Me Some Sense is sort of a country-politan companion to Johnny Cash's Orange Blossom Special LP – in that it applies a country approach to the then contemporary folk song styles. Includes the tracks – "A Little Bit Later On Down The Line", "Got Leavin On Her Mind", "Long Black Veil", "All The Good Times Are Past & Gone", "You Can't Stop The Wind From Blowing", "Heaven Help My Soul", "It Ain't Me Babe" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has ringwear and a taped and split spine.)

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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 ... $9.99 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 Leonard Cohen – who definitely might be a good reference point here, given the darker qualities in both Jay's lyrics and his vocals! And yet the style also has more echoes of the territory that raised Jay up – and a knowledge of all the hippest sides of folk, rock, and country – delivered with a very personal stamp that makes Bolotin one of the true unique talents of his time. The recording quality is great too – these are more understated studio tracks than demos – and titles include "The Picture & The Frame", "Message To A Snowman", "Don't Worry About Winning What You've Already Won", "No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining", "Driver Driver", "Dime Novels", and "Puddles In The Sun". CD

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James BurtonGuitar Sounds Of James Burton ... CD
A&M, 1971. Used ... $8.99
James Burton gave his guitar talents to many over the years – but here he stands strongly in the lead – on a cool set of instrumentals issued at the start of the 70s by A&M! The album's a bit unusual for the label at the time – as it was recorded in Nashville, with production by Felton Jarvis – who brings out both the twang and fuzz in Burton's solo style – but maybe also gives the record some of the soulful currents you'd find in Memphis rock productions of the period. Burton himself does a great job of avoiding both country and instrumental rock guitar cliches – which really keeps things interesting – and titles include "Mystery Train", "I Know", "Long Peach", "Rock & Raunch", "Delta Lady", "Polk Salad Annie", and "Fools Rush In". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tommy CollinsThis Is Tommy Collins/Words & Music Country Style ... CD
Capitol/Rural Routes, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
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

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✨✧ Jessi Colter with Waylon JenningsCountry Star Is Born/Leather & Lace ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1970/1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever album from Jessi Colter – paired here with a famous duet set with husband Waylon Jennings! First up is A Country Star Is Born – 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". Leather & Lace is the first full album of duets between Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings – two romantic partners who'd been crossing paths on records a few times during the 70s, and finally got the chance to step out in an album of their own! The approach is a bit like some of the other RCA pairings of stars during the 70s, in that sometimes Waylon is mostly in the lead, sometimes Jessi – but you can definitely hear the sympathy that both feel for each other, and the album's most special moments really come when they share the lead together. Titles include "Pastels & Harmony", "You Never Can Tell", "Rainy Seasons", "I'll Be Alright", "You're Not My Same Sweet Baby", "Storms Never Last", and "What's Happened To Blue Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Bob DylanTravelin Thru – Featuring Johnny Cash – Bootleg Series Vol 15 (3LPs) ... LP
Columbia/Legacy, Late 60s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
Rare and unheard material from Dylan's career redefining Nashville era – his post Blonde On Blonde Nashville era to be more specific – when he recorded the poetic story song masterpiece John Wesley Harding, the charming country folk classic Nashville Skyline, sessions that would end up on Self Portrait, and lots more with Johnny Cash than we'd ever thought would see light of day! Travelin' Thru has more interesting alternate versions and outtakes from John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline than we'd expect given how focused the former and how easygoing the latter are, but what's most revelatory here are the many recordings of Dylan and Cash together – from the Nashville Skyline sessions and for Johnny's Nashville-based television show at the time. Includes tracks with Carl Perkins on guitar and the great Earl Scruggs on banjo, too – with alternate versions John Wesley Harding material including "I Pity The Poor Immigrant", "All Along The Watchtower" and "I Am A Lonesome Hobo" and more, alternate Nashville Skyline takes such as "Country Pie", "Lay Lady Lay", "To Be Alone With You" and more, "I Still Miss Someone", "Ring Of Fire", "Girl From North Country", "Wanted Man" and lots more with Cash, surprisingly great folk & roots focused Self Portrait sessions including "East Virginia Blues" with Scruggs, and tons more. 50 tracks on 3LPs – most previously unreleased! (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Travelin Thru – Featuring Johnny Cash – Bootleg Series Vol 15 (3CDs) ... CD 16.99

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Jim FordBig Mouth USA – The Unissued Paramount Album ... CD
Paramount/Bear Family (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A heck of a great record from Jim Ford – an early 70s country outsider whose early work hardly got any circulation at the time – but who's managed to go on to become the stuff of legend over the years! This set's got Jim at his best – maybe sounding even more country than on his two Capitol Records sessions, with slightly fuller production – but still that very individual, very distinct way of songwriting and putting over a tune – a quality that sparkles strongly on the album's batch of all-original material by Ford. A few tracks are reworks of numbers done on his unreleased second session for Capitol, taken in a very different way – and the whole thing has an offbeat vibe that's in the best left-of-Nashville mode of the early 70s. Titles include "He Turns My Radio On", "Family Tree", "Mixed Green", "I Call Her Baby", "Rising Sign", "Which Way", "If I Go Country", and "If There's A Will There's A Way". CD
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✨✧ Jim FordBig Mouth USA – The Unissued Paramount Album (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Paramount/Bear Family (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heck of a great record from Jim Ford – an early 70s country outsider whose early work hardly got any circulation at the time – but who's managed to go on to become the stuff of legend over the years! This set's got Jim at his best – maybe sounding even more country than on his two Capitol Records sessions, with slightly fuller production – but still that very individual, very distinct way of songwriting and putting over a tune – a quality that sparkles strongly on the album's batch of all-original material by Ford. A few tracks are reworks of numbers done on his unreleased second session for Capitol, taken in a very different way – and the whole thing has an offbeat vibe that's in the best left-of-Nashville mode of the early 70s. Titles include "He Turns My Radio On", "Family Tree", "Mixed Green", "I Call Her Baby", "Rising Sign", "Which Way", "If I Go Country", and "If There's A Will There's A Way". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Big Mouth USA – The Unissued Paramount Album ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Bobbie GentryTouch Em With Love ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
The Bobbie Gentry groove gets kicked up a bit more than before – thanks to some larger arrangements that almost bring a funky country approach to her music – and which seem to give her voice an even more soulful setting than before! Bobbie's still got the charms of her earlier, more acoustic material – but she also seems to have set her guitar aside, to focus more strongly on her singing – with a mix of southern currents and soul that almost remind us a bit of Dusty Springfield at Memphis or Muscle Shoals. Yet the vibe is definitely Gentry's own – as some songs are her own, and the music has that overall sense of female power that always made her such a standout from some of the weepier singers in Nashville. Arrangements are by Don Tweedy and Hank Levine – and titles include "Natural To Be Gone", "Seasons Come Seasons Go", "Touch Em With Love", "Where's The Playground Jimmy", "Greyhound Goin Somewhere", and "I Wouldn't Be Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tompall GlaserAnother Log On The Fire – Hilbilly Central 2 (Tompall Sings The Songs Of Shel Silverstein/Great Tompall & His Outlaw Band/bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two seminal 70s albums from Tompall Glaser – both recorded during the time he was one of the real outlaws working on the Nashville scene! On Sings The Songs Of Shel Silverstein, Tompall takes a page from the book of Bobby Bare – singing songs penned by the always-witty Shel, who'd made a surprising move to country music with a hit for Johnny Cash, which was followed by a really great run of material that helped both transform the Nashville sound, and also give it a different sort of sense of humor. Unlike Bare and some of Shel's other 70s interpreters, Glaser has this naturally blue-tinged sort of vocal sound – which really brings a different spirit to the music – maybe echoing some of the more melancholy qualities of tunes that include "I Ain't Lookin For Answers Anymore", "Musical Chairs", "Grab A Hold", "Echoes", "Old New Orleans Custom", "If I'm There", and "Put Another Log On The Fire". The Great Tompall is a seminal set from Tompall Glaser – one that has him rising up from the Nashville underground, to hit the same sort of territory that was making Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings huge at the time! Like both of those singers, Glaser had spent years trying to make music work under other folks' directions – and had really broken off and found his own sort of path, with a spirit that really comes through here – on a record that definitely sounds unlike anyone else at the time. Tracks include new versions of some country classics, a few from the pen of Shel Silverstein, and a few more surprises along the way. Titles include "When It's Gone It's Gone Girl", "The Hunger", "West Canturbury Subdivision Blues", "I Can't Remember", "Time Changes Everything", and "If I'd Only Come & Gone". CD also features the bonus tracks from a single – "Loving You Again" and "T For Texas". CD

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Bobby Goldsboro & Del ReevesOur Way Of Life ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Recorded in Nashville – with Charlie McCoy on harmonica and organ, and Lloyd Green on steel guitar! (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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George Hamilton IVAbilene ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
A seminal album from the great George Hamilton IV – a richly-voiced singer on 60s RCA, and one who was maybe a key link between Nashville and some of the folk boom of the time! George's music is definitely country, but it's also got maybe some of the younger appeal of the other scene – still given some of the RCA polish that Chet Atkins could bring, but delivered with a voice that might have been equally at home in a coffee house. Titles include the classic "Abilene", plus "The Little Lunch Box", "The Everglades", "Tender Hearted Baby", "Jimmy Brown The Newsboy", and "Come On Home Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has sticker on the back and a bit of pen.)

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Homer & JethroHomer & Jethro Live At Vanderbilt U ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the few live albums from this amazing duo – recorded right in Nashville too! Titles include "The Great Society", "The Jokin Kind", "Turkish March & Cumana", "She Was Bitten On The Udder By An Adder", "There's An Empty Hanger In My Closet Tonight", and "Henry's John". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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John D LoudermilkOpen Mind Of John D Loudermilk ... LP
RCA, 1969. Sealed ... $43.99
Ultra trippy work from John D Loudermilk cut at the end of the 60s – possibly some of the strangest and grooviest work to ever come out of producer Chet Atkins' Nashville Sound era! Open Mind Of John D Loudermilk is a bubbly sounding, but lyrically barbed psych pop opus assembled with countrypolitan resources – plus era signpost elements such as fuzzy guitars & sitar, and tripped out backing vocals. A strange but catchy set that's as unique as anything the Nashville establishment of the late 60s would allow! Loudermilk was one of most heralded songwriters of the late 50s and 60s scene, who wrote story songs on par with the best of them – and he clearly saved the wildest stuff for his own records – tracks that include "More Than He'll Have To Give", "Brown Girl", "War Babies", "The Jones", and "Going To Hell On A Sled". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original! Shrinkwrap has a small opening on the spine.)

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✨✧ Linda MartellColor Me Country ... LP
Plantation, Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The one and only album from Linda Martell – one of the first African-American women to dip into the genre of country music! The album's got a pretty straight country feel overall – none of the country soul you might hear from deep soul singers of the time – or those later modes that artists like Millie Jackson picked up in the 70s. But the set was also recorded as part of the SSS International family of labels headed by Shelby Singleton – who also cut a fair bit of soul music at the time – often blending modes, musicians, and songs on the Nashville scene of the time. The best example of that approach here is Linda's excellent remake of "Color Him Father" – first made famous by The Winstons – done as a sweet-stepping number with a very different feel than the original. Other tracks include "The Wedding Cake", "Before The Next Teardrop Falls", "Old Letter Song", and "Tender Leaves Of Love". (Soul, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Robert MitchumThat Man Robert Mitchum, Sings ... LP
Monument, 1967. Sealed ... $29.99
A wealth of tracks by Robert Mitchum! That's right, THE Robert Mitchum – actor who starred in a wealth of classic noir and action films, a consummate hipster who fancied himself to be quite a singer. A set of more obscure numbers from the late 60s, country and western tunes recorded in Nashville, mostly during the spring of 1967. Mitchum's easy-going style actually works quite well on the tunes – drawling along with a boozy finish that's somewhere in the same territory as Dean Martin's country work, but a bit rougher. Bob's not the greatest singer in the world, but overall, his presentation of the material is quite enjoyable – and proof that he's one of the most compelling figures to ever grace the silver screen. Titles include "Sunny", "Ballad of Thunder Road", "In My Place", "That Man Right There", "Walker's Woods", "Little Ole Wine Drinker Me", "You Deserve Each Other", and "Ricardo's Mountain". (Vocalists, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack PalancePalance ... CD
Warner/Water, 1970. New Copy ... $7.99 17.99
A really unusual album from actor Jack Palance – unusual in that it may well be his only vocal performance on record, and even more unusual in that it came out during a very hip stretch of Warner Brothers at the start of the 70s! Yet the pairing of Palance and the budding genius of Warner maybe makes perfect sense – as the aging actor is a great fit here for the sorts of moods that you'd find in the bluer songs of Van Dyke Parks, or the subtle drama of Neon Philharmonic – even though the whole thing is less of a Los Angeles affair overall – as it was produced by Buddy Killen in Nashville, with some arrangements by Bergen White. You could call the record a country album, and there's definitely some country elements here – but Jack kind of sing/speaks, and maybe presents the whole thing as a meaner, more mature take on modes that some of the other cowboys on the screen were recording a decade before. Palance also wrote some of the songs – including "The Meanest Guy That Ever Lived" – and other titles include "Goodbye Lucy", "Blackjack County Chains", "A Little Bitty Tear", "Love Can Only Mean You", "Dancing Like Children", and "Brother River". CD

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Johnny PaycheckMr Lovemaker/Loving You Beats All I've Ever Seen/11 Months & 29 Days/Take This Job & Shove It ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Four albums from the classic Columbia Records run of Johnny Paycheck in the 70s – a time when the singer had sprung from the indie underground way into the Nashville mainstream – using his unique vocal approach to stand out both as a budding outlaw talent, and as a surprisingly strong singer of heartbreaking love songs! Producer Billy Sherrill is at the helm of all four of these albums, using the kind of lessons he was learning while reviving other aging country stars for the 70s – and the first two records are heavy on tunes from the team of Jerry Foster and Bill Rice, probably the two most love-oriented albums of the set – while the final two are heavier on honky tonk tunes and have more of an outlaw bent. Titles include "The Woman Who Put Me Here", "Loving You Beats All I've Ever Seen", "The 4 F Blues", "Take This Job & Shove It", "From Cotton To Satin", "If Love Gets Any Better", "All In The Name Of Love", "She'll Unwine Me", "The Man From Bowling Green", "Colorado Kool Aid", "Barstool Mountain", "Ain't She Something Else", "Rhythm Guitar", and "When I Had A Home To Go To". 41 tracks in all. CD

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Dan PennNobody's Fool ... LP
Bell/Bear Family (Germany), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 31.99
A fantastic set from the legendary Dan Penn – an artist who's maybe known more as a songwriter, but who's finally been given his due as a singer over the years! Back in the day, Dan recorded this gem, but it quickly fell between the cracks of the too-wide music business – yet since that time, the album's been wonderfully re-discovered – and hailed as one of the best illustrations of Penn's unique place in southern music – that special space between soul and country that made his contributions extremely important! The set was recorded in Memphis and Nashville, with a very inventive vibe – less straight soul than Penn's material of the 60s, but also not really rock or country, either – thanks partly to the blend of arrangements – which include help from both Bergen White and The Memphis Horns. Almost all titles are originals by Dan – and tracks include "Tearjoint", "Nobody's Fool", "Prayer For Peace", "Skin", "If Love Was Money", "I Hate You", "Ain't No Love", and "Raining In Memphis". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray PriceLonesomest Lonesome/She's Got To Be A Saint/You're The Best Thing That's Ever Happened To Me/If You Ever Change Your Mind ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Four albums from the surprisingly strong second chapter in the career of Ray Price – that time when he'd moved from being a hero of the honky tonks to maybe taking over some of the territory previously held by Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold! The maturing Price here still has that great voice that made all his early work so wonderful, set to arrangements that have some of the more adult styles that Columbia was really hitting strongly with at the time – a shift that nicely fits the changing material here that Ray chooses to sing, the sorts of songs that reflect a more modern 70s take on the Nashville sound. The first two albums feature tracks by a variety of songwriters – a number by Kris Kristofferson, plus more by Tom Glaser, Don Gibson, and others – and the last two albums are all written by Jim Weatherly, whose tunes turn out to be a perfect fit for Ray's style at the time. CD features four full albums, 42 tracks, and titles that include "But I Was Lying", "One Night To Remember", "Empty Chairs", "Wake Up Yesterday", "This House", "The Sweetest Tie", "Nobody Wins", "Sunday", "She's Got To Be A Saint", "The Need To Be", "Some Things Never Change", "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me", "Jesus Is My Kind Of People", "If You Ever Change Your Mind", "Seeing You Again", "Until Your Ship Comes In", and "Sometime In Early August". CD

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✨✧ Jerry ReedJerry Reed/Hot A Mighty/Lord Mr Ford/Uptown Poker Club ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Four albums from a time when Jerry Reed was really on fire – great little gems that work together as a collected set! First up is the self-titled Jerry Reed – a set with a title and cover that are a bit understated, but a groove that's got the Alabama wild man completely at home! As with other Reed albums from the time, there's a nice blend of styles at play – some tunes have Jerry's guitar right up front, some get a bit funky, and some have him laying back into a more traditional country-styled approach – the last of which makes for a surprisingly nice sound on the more sincere numbers. Titles include "You're Young & You'll Forget", "Alabama Wild Man", "Misery Loves Company", "Sunshine Day", "Almost Crazy", "500 Miles Away From Home", "You Made My Life A Song", and "Huggin & Chalkin". Hot A' Mighty is Jerry Reed at his swaggery, electric honky tonk, and country boogie best – the dude who will forever be remembered as the smart ass trucker sidekick in Burt Reynolds movies – but was also one of the best electric guitarists in country music, and one of the most charismatic characters of the 70s country scene! From country rock covers to weepy Nashville Sound styles, he does it all well. Includes "Goodnight, Irene", "Nashville Woman", a cowbell peppered "Sixteen Tons", "Back Home In Georgia" and more. Lord Mr Ford is a fantastic vehicle for the wit and sharpness of the great Jerry Reed – the former in his lyrics, the latter in his always-great guitar lines – the sort that made him one of the hippest pickers in Nashville back in the day! The tunes are a mix of originals and more familiar numbers – and whether Jerry's singing straight, or goofing things up, he really has a great way of making things his own through and through. Titles include the great 70s automobile tune "Lord Mr Ford" – plus "Pickie Pickie Pickie", "You Can't Keep Me Here In Tennessee", "Two Timin'", "I'm Gonna Write A Song", "Rainbow Ride", and "One Sweet Reason". Uptown Poker Club is a set with a great Jack Davis cover – and a vibrant sound from Jerry Reed to match the image on the front! The guitar work is worth the price of admission alone – chugging and funky at spots, faster-riffing and on fire at others, and surprisingly sensitive in a few other moments – especially when mixed with a bit of steel or dobro. There's also just the right balance between wit and sincerity to keep things well-rounded – on titles that include "Everybody Has Those Kind Of Days", "Lay It On My Lady", "It's Tough All Over", "You've Got It", "North To Chicago", "Honkin", "Some Of These Days", and "The Uptown Poker Club". CD

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Charlie RichI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (aka Sings Country & Western) ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
An overlooked gem by the great Charlie Rich – an album recorded for Hi Records in the years before he broke big on Columbia in the late 60s – but at a level that certainly points the way towards his country fame to come! And yet, as with most of the best music by Rich – like his stunning Smash Records sides – there's a quality here that's quite far from both the mainstream, and conventional modes of expression – as Charlie almost seems to be drawing as much on soul music for inspiration as he is the sounds of Nashville – which might almost put this album in the territory of classic country soul material by singers like Ray Charles or Brook Benton. The whole thing's a perfect setting for that unique combination of talents that makes Rich so wonderful – and most tracks are Hank Williams hits, but redone completely. Titles include "I Can't Help It", "My Heart Would Know", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Cold Cold Heart", and "Nobody's Lonesome For Me". CD
Also available I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (aka Sings Country & Western) (with bonus download) ... LP 11.99

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Charlie RichI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (aka Sings Country & Western) (with bonus download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 15.99
An overlooked gem by the great Charlie Rich – an album recorded for Hi Records in the years before he broke big on Columbia in the late 60s – but at a level that certainly points the way towards his country fame to come! And yet, as with most of the best music by Rich – like his stunning Smash Records sides – there's a quality here that's quite far from both the mainstream, and conventional modes of expression – as Charlie almost seems to be drawing as much on soul music for inspiration as he is the sounds of Nashville – which might almost put this album in the territory of classic country soul material by singers like Ray Charles or Brook Benton. The whole thing's a perfect setting for that unique combination of talents that makes Rich so wonderful – and most tracks are Hank Williams hits, but redone completely. Titles include "I Can't Help It", "My Heart Would Know", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Cold Cold Heart", and "Nobody's Lonesome For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (aka Sings Country & Western) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Charlie RichSings Country & Western ... LP
Hi Records, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem by the great Charlie Rich – an album recorded for Hi Records in the years before he broke big on Columbia in the late 60s – but at a level that certainly points the way towards his country fame to come! And yet, as with most of the best music by Rich – like his stunning Smash Records sides – there's a quality here that's quite far from both the mainstream, and conventional modes of expression – as Charlie almost seems to be drawing as much on soul music for inspiration as he is the sounds of Nashville – which might almost put this album in the territory of classic country soul material by singers like Ray Charles or Brook Benton. The whole thing's a perfect setting for that unique combination of talents that makes Rich so wonderful – and most tracks are Hank Williams hits, but redone completely. Titles include "I Can't Help It", "My Heart Would Know", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Cold Cold Heart", and "Nobody's Lonesome For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Connie SmithBorn To Sing (4CD set) ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
The first fantastic chapter in the career of Connie Smith – all her RCA recordings from her first few years on the label – work that sees Connie as being maybe one of the most important female singers in a new generation of country music – and maybe one of the few who could ever take the crown from the recently departed Patsy Cline! Like Cline, Connie is maybe at her best when singing heartbreaking material, of which there's plenty in this package – but she also opens up nicely on other sorts of work too – in a good variety that features early compositions by Willie Nelson, Harlan Howard, Dallas Frazier, and Bill Anderson – all handled in the best 60s RCA mode. The package features a wealth of singles and b-sides, plus the full albums Connie Smith, Cute N Country, Miss Smith Goes To Nashville, Great Sacred Songs, Connie In The Country, Downtown Country, and Sings Bill Anderson – plus a rare French session too – 129 tracks in all, presented with a very big booklet of notes and photos, and a full discography too. CD

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Chip TaylorSome Of Us ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Singer/songwriter Chip Taylor at the height of his powers – finding a very comfortable space in the realm of mid 70s country rock – a genre he helped inspire with his own well-written songs for others in the 60s! The set's got a vibe that's maybe a bit more adult than some of Chip's other work – maybe an undercurrent of sadness that colors these tunes in a mode that's similar to some of Mickey Newbury's material from the time, although possibly a bit more put-together overall. And the record was done in Massachusetts, away from some of the more cliched crossover sounds of Nashville – which helps preserve Taylor's intent nicely. Songs include "Early Sunday Morning", "If You're Ever In Warsaw", "Comin From Behind", "If I Can't Be In Austin", and "Me As I Am". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo pressing, with a promo sticker in the corner.)

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✨✧ Happy & Artie TraumHappy & Artie Traum ... LP
Capitol, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Happy and Artie Traum are part of the farther-flung universe around Bob Dylan and The Band at the end of the 60s – musicians who worked with Bob in New York, and who were living upstate at the time they cut this wonderful debut album – even though the whole thing was actually all recorded down in Tennessee! But maybe that factor is what makes the whole thing sound special – not just some guys trying to fake roots, but actually finding them in a way that's really unique. There's an easygoing flow to their work together – an effortless embrace of country currents and more personal folksy strains – all given a nice focus in the Nashville recording studio, as bits of dobro, fiddle, and steel guitar are used sparingly, but in just the right ways – almost making the record feel like an even more subtle version of The Burrito Brothers. Titles include "Golden Bird", "Uncle Jedd Say", "The Hungry Dogs Of New Mexico", "Rabbit's Luck", "Farmers Almanac", and "State Line". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging and a small center split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Townes Van ZandtIn The Beginning (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A heck of a discovery – early recordings Townes Van Zandt cut in mid 60s Nashville – a couple of years before his official solo debut, and a soul shakingly beautiful mix of his country folk blues storytelling and some more rollicking numbers that work exceptionally well! One of the things that's most striking about it is how wise and knowing his songs and his voice are this early in his game, with the more intimate voice and guitar numbers sounding great. The few songs with busier instumentation work, too, and that's even more surprising give the Townes loner folk ouvre. We didn't think there could be much Townes left unreleased, especially of this quality! Titles include "Black Widow Blues", "Maryetta's Song", "Hunger Child Blues", "Black Jack Mama", "When Your Dream Never Dies", "Big Country Blues", "Gypsy Friday", "Colorado Blues", "Black Crow Blues" and more. (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Marijohn WilkinBallads Of Blue & Gray (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Omni (Australia), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very unusual record from a time when America was starting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Civil War – a moment that yielded a surprisingly large number of war-themed recordings, although done with a vibe that was pure 60s overall! Marijohn Wilkin is a folk singer by trade, but one who also sang a fair bit of country too – and here, she brings together both of those elements in a session directed by guitarist Hank Garland, with backup vocals from Nashville stalwarts the Jordanaires! The tunes are mostly older numbers, but given a tight punch that's almost early pop folk – with Marijohn's voice upfront in the mix, recorded with a nice degree of echo that would work well with pop records too. Titles include "Johnny Is My Darling", "The Southern Soldier Boy", "Oh Freedom", "Aura Lee", "Two Brothers", and "Weeping Sad & Lonely". Even better, though, are the bonus tracks here – which are numbers that are more country overall, and have great production that really knows what to do with Wilkin as a singer – titles that include "Wayfaring Blues", "Cold Cold Heart", "What Can I Do To Please You", "Babara Allen", "Sparks", "Higher Than High", "Whip Poor Whill", "If You're Sure", and "Carmel By The Sea". 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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✨✧ VariousHeartworn Highways ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1976. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible document of the new wave of country sounds that bubbled up from the underground in the 70s – amazing new music that went far beyond the styles of Nashville, to encompass a big range of modes from Texas and other points south – penned and performed by musicians who'd have a huge influence for generations to come! This expanded set features music from the Heartworn Highways film – which provided a documentary of this new generation – and the songs are recorded in just the right sort of stripped-down, personal style to make the right qualities shine through instantly. The set still blows away just about any insurgent country sounds from later years – and titles include "That Old Time Feeling" by Guy Clark, "I Still Sing The Old Songs" by David Allen Coe, "Bluebird Wine" by Rodney Crowell, "Alabama Highway" by Steve Young, "Waiting Round To Die" by Townes Van Zandt, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Steve Young, "Darlin Commit Me" by Steve Earle, "The Black Label Blues" by Gamble Rogers, "Pancho & Lefty" by Townes Van Zandt, and "One For The One" by John Hiatt. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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