Folk/Country — Recently Added

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!


Warner (Australia), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2CD
A huge overview of one of the most obscure strands of country music you'll ever hope to hear – not just an Australian take on the genre, but one that's served up here exclusively by artists of aboriginal origins! The package is a great follow-up to the famous first volume of Buried Country ... CD
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
An incredible second volume in the Hillbillies In Hell series – digging even deeper down into the fiery depths of classic-era country, roots, and hillbilly obscurities! One of the great things about the series to date is the songs tackle woes and darkness both earthly and spiritual, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
fate/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1978. New Copy 2CD
Fantastic sounds from Terry Allen – one of the key underground Texas talents who were helping transform the style of country music in the 70s – and one of the few who maybe never fully got his due! Terry's from the same scene as David Allen Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, and Guy Clark, but his ... CD
Hi Fi Snock Uptown
Raccoon/Mississippi, 1972. New Copy
Raw & rambling folk sounds from Michael Hurly – recorded in early '72 – some of his better material of the era, living up to if not surpassing his Armchair Boogie of a couple years earlier! Michael's in seemingly amiable spirit here on some tunes, and standing on shakier ground or ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy
A sweet collection of early 70s female post folk revival material – independent and long lost recordings from unknowns that used folk and psychedelia as offerings to each singer's idiosyncratic muse – and another incredible collection of deeply sought rare tunes from the Numero Group! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reprise/Morello (UK), 1968/1970. New Copy
A couple great later Ramblin Jack Elliot for Reprise! Young Brigham features Jack on guitar, vocals, and harmonica – plus extra guitar from Eric Hord and Mark Spoelstra – with ramblin' takes on the classics "If I Were A Carpenter", "Tenessee Stud", "Rock Island ... CD
fate/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Fantastic sounds from Terry Allen – one of the key underground Texas talents who were helping transform the style of country music in the 70s – and one of the few who maybe never fully got his due! Terry's from the same scene as David Allen Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, and Guy Clark, but his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island (UK), 1970. New Copy 2 CDs
A record that really has Fairport Convention knocking it out of the park – making a bold turn towards British traditional music, but in a way that imbues these relics with a whole new life of their own! The album came at a key turning point – after an accident that took one of their ... CD
Bless The Children
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy
CD...$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 ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy
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 ... CD
Cold Heart Of Steel
Righteous (UK), 1950s. New Copy
CD...$3.99 13.99
Nothing cold here, just love sick honky tonk from Joe & Rose Lee Maphis – from waltz pattern dusty duo numbers and more from one of the great husband & wife teams in the 50s country racket! The traditional honky tonk style is done wonderfully by these two, and Joe's country guitar ... CD
Trailer Park, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A great collection of work from one of our favorite genres of country music – the trucker song, that fantastic genre that began in the late 30s, then really exploded once the 60s moved in! Most of the cuts here are from that later stretch – a time when Starday and a whole host of other ... CD
Nashville's Rock
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy
CD...$3.99 12.98
A very unusual album from legendary bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs – a set that has him taking on a whole host of famous 60s rock tunes, and turning them into hip banjo-led instrumentals! By the time of the record, Earl had influenced a host of countless rockers – and it's quite a ... CD
John Hartford
RCA (Japan), 1969. New Copy
A fantastic showcase for the early genius of John Hartford – one of the most unique singers to record for RCA in the late 60s! Hartford has roots in folk, an appeal that reaches the hipper side of the Nashville scene, but also is very much his own man – kind of a wittier version of ... CD
On The Waters Edge
Mississippi, Late 20s. New Copy
Bluesy material, but all sung in French – and recorded in Louisiana during the 78rpm era by Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney! The music here is all from vintage 78s, and is a definite precursor to later cajun sounds – but done at a level that's more acoustic blues styled overall ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol/Omnivore, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
Buck Owens ruled country music in the 60s – especially on the west coast – and these seminal singles for Capitol Records are a great demonstration of his talent at its height! Buck was a hell of a talent right from the start – sharp, soulful, and graced with a good sense of wit ... CD
World Pacific/Big Beat (UK), 1966. New Copy
Pop-folk genius from the elusive Bob Lind – two mid 60s albums, both arranged and produced by Jack Nitzsche! Lind's style is way more than typical folk of the time – as his tunes have a fragile sense of poetry that's really beautiful – a bit like the early work of Leonard Cohen, ... CD
Athena/Omni (Australia), 1970. New Copy
The album's got a funny sort of title for a singer who's a blind man – but Jack Moran's also a funny sort of singer, too – the artist who wrote the country hit "Skip A Rope", which leads off the set alongside lots of Jack's other great tunes! Moran's got a razor-sharp wit, ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy
Sublime sounds from the great Bonnie Guitar – a really unique artist who was part jazz singer, part California country – and very much at home on these rare early singles! Most of the music was recorded in 50s Los Angeles – and has a way of mixing country twang with hipper, more ... CD
Vanguard/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy
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 ... CD
 
Updated February 20, 2017


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