Mindblowing music – an album of simple structure, but incredible power – and a record that prefaces so many other sounds to come! The set just features the young Bert Jansch on vocals and guitar – years before his presence in Pentangle – but working with such a complex ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Jack Orion ... LP Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Rosemary Lane ... LP Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Tremendous work from Bert Jansch – an album that shows how much he'd evolved in just a few short years – both as a singer and as a musician, and as a completely unique talent on his own! The record has an instantly timeless feel – that mix of ancient inspiration and new freedoms ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Folk soul guitar player, singer, songwriter, storyteller and genuine character Abner Jay's brilliant home recordings – the first release of his "terrible comedy blues" in far too long – courtesy of the always deep digging Mississippi label! Abner takes on the topical issues ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That amazing Waylon Jennings voice sings songs that include "New York City RFD", "Six Strings Away", "How Much Rain Can One Man Stand", "Today I Started Loving You Again", "If You Were Mine To Lose", and "See You Around. LP, Vinyl record album
A great early 70s effort from Waylon and probably his very best album to the point in his career – clearly paving the way for his outlaw years to come! The Taker/Tulsa prominently features songs that were cut in fairly stripped down settings, the kind that Waylon always preferred ... read moreCD
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash & Kris —
Highwayman ... CD CBS, 1985. Used ...
Ear-opening work from Jon-Mark – best known as half of the Mark-Almond band with Johnny Almond, but here working as a solo act on his own – in a spare folksy mode that's right up there with some of the best on the Brit folk scene of the 60s! Jon's guitar playing alone is worth the ... (Rock, Folk/Country)read moreCD
Lots of good songs by Eddie Noack and Dallas Frazier – including "For Better Or For Worse", "Until I Remember You're Gone", "Barbara Joy", "Shoulder To Shoulder", and "No Blues Is Good News". LP, Vinyl record album
Nice later work from this duo who really helped set the tone for postwar country in the alte 40s – a set that features plenty of guitar and vocals from Redd, who was Pee Wee's main attraction in the band after the departure of Cowboy Copas and Eddy Arnold! LP, Vinyl record album
Kris had been around Nashville for a while as a songwriter, but it wasn't until 1970 that people managed to get him to make a record of his own versions of his songs. Country with a touch of Leonard Cohen, Dylan, etc. With "Me & Bobby McGee", and "Sunday Mornin Comin Down". CD
Killer country from The Killer! Titles include "What My Woman Can't Do", "My Cricket & Me", "I'm Left You're Right She's Gone", "Keep Me From Blowing Away", "The Morning After My Baby Let ME Down", "Falling To The Bottom", and "Ho ... (Rock, Folk/Country)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole in one corner, and shrinkwrap is open in one spot, with a light mark from an old sticker.)
A fantastic collection of the early work of rising country giant Hank Locklin – a set that goes back to his earliest 78rpm recordings for the Gold Star, Four Star, and Royalty labels – and brings together a total of 66 tracks in all, with really wonderful sound! As usual with Bear ... read moreCD
They're called the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, but the group's got some equally strong banjo as well – an instrument that trades lines back and forth with the fiddle in the wonderful kind of interplay that makes pure bluegrass so great! This set brings together some excellent Starday sides by ... read moreCD
The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers may not have been one of the biggest groups in the big bluegrass explosion of the postwar years – but they were certainly one of the tightest, as you'll hear on this great collection of tracks recorded for the Starday label! The instrumentation is really center ... read moreCD
Sublime sounds from the legendary Louvin Brothers – heard here on a collection of tracks recorded before their more famous years at Capitol Records – for labels that include Decca, Apollo, and MGM! Yet even at this early point, the brothers are fantastic – graced with a harmony ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The complete King Records material of one of the first rural music stars to record for that legendary label – wonderfully pulled together here from a collection of Wade Mainer's early 78rpm releases, and combined with some of his later singles and album tracks too! Wade's got a sound that ... read moreCD
Mancini Country is quite an interesting set – not what you might expect from the mostly-urbane Henry Mancini – but a record that fits surprisingly well into his early 70s catalog! At the time, Hank was moving away from some of the bolder, jazzier modes of his start – and heading ... (Now Sound, Folk/Country)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that may well be John Martyn's crowning moment of genius – a time when he soared forward from his spare sound of a few short years ago – and found a way to bring in all these jazzy currents to his music, but all without ever going for a style that was ever over-arranged or ... (Rock, Folk/Country)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure genius from John Martyn – an artist who started out in folk music, and then opened up to jazzier and more electric styles in the 70s – but always with a quality that set him apart from most of his contemporaries! This beautiful package features Martyn at the core – early ... (Rock, Folk/Country)read moreCD
John Martyn's one of those artists we seem to appreciate more and more as the years go by – a British folksinger at the start of his career, but one who was already starting to stretch his wings into so many different styles – really interesting modes that definitely took off once the ... (Rock, Folk/Country)read moreCD
A record that's hard to do justice in words – as it's so unusual, so individual, it still stands as one of the best moments of John Martyn's career! Sure, the guy came from folk music, and works here on acoustic guitar alongside his vocals – and sure, he was part of a groundbreaking, ... (Rock, Folk/Country)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Darkness-tinged folk rock from FJ McMahon – one of those records that disappeared almost immediately upon release, but which has a vibe that should have made it a classic with the hipper crowd at the time! The record's got a depth that's quite different than any sort of the poppy ... (Rock, Folk/Country)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charlie Monroe was part of the Monroe Brothers back at the start – but after he and brother Bill parted company in 1938, most people focused on the talents of the famous mandolin player, and forgot all about Charlie! Yet that other Monroe continued to make great music for many years – ... read moreCD