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!


Honky Tonk Heroes
Fat Possum, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Textbook 70s country badassery from Waylon Jennings! This is one of the most defining moments of the outlaw era, the record which pretty much drew a line in the sand between Waylon Jennings and the Nashville establishment. Billy Joe Shaver's pen and Waylon's authoritative voice marks this as one ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rosemary Lane
Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Birthday Blues
Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Omni (Australia), Late 60s. New Copy
A great little collection of work from Howard Crockett – a country singer you may not know by name, but who gave the world the song "Honky Tonk Man", as well as some other classics! Not only is Crockett a pretty obscure singer, the work here is from an even more obscure part of his ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A cool collection of really oddball numbers – unusual country, offbeat pop numbers, and a fair bit of cuts that have a popcorn groove somewhere down there at the bottom! These aren't the usual sorts of cuts you might expect – and instead, the collection's definitely on the hipper side ... CD
Southern Routes, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
The influence of Johnny Cash was a huge one in American music – not just in country, but in rock as well – especially given that some of Johnny's first important recordings came out on the Sun label from Memphis! Yet while the bigger sides of Cash's influence have been debated often ... CD
Epic/Morello (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
A pair of seminal albums from this 60s country giant – back to back on a single CD! First up is a record that proudly states one of the key songs that put Tammy Wynette on the map – her famous tune "DIVORCE", which was a cut that broke big during the years of "whispered ... CD
Tunes For Two/The Game Of Triangles/Your Husband My Wife (with bonus tracks)
RCA/Morello (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
A trio of albums that pair RCA country star Bobby Bare with some of the label's female singers – all brought together with bonus tracks too! Tunes For Two is one of the magical pairings of Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis – both rising stars in the RCA country lineup of the 60s – ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1967/1968/1969. New Copy 2 CDs
The early genius of Jerry Reed in all of its glory – served up here on a quartet of RCA albums that are all totally great! Reed's already very much his own man at this point in his career – a hell of a guitarist, a wonderfully witty songwriter, and a confident vocalist who sometimes ... CD
It Don't Bother Me
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
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, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jalopy, 1963. New Copy
A great later performance from Clarence Ashley – a North Carolina singer/banjoist who was first exposed to a wider audience through the Harry Smith Anthology – then revived even more by the booming folk generation of the early 60s! This set was recorded as part of that wave – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hickory/Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy
Don't let the title fool you – as Al Terry's more of a hillbilly artist than a cajun one – and his music on the set is right at home on the legendary Hickory label – home to some great criss-crossing sounds in the 50s! Some rhythms here may evoke a bit of west Louisiana – ... CD
Dust To Digital, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy 2CD & Book
CD...$8.99 40.00
One of the most beautiful releases yet from the always great Dust-To-Digital – a gorgeous hardcover book of antique family photographs dedicated to mothers – snapshots of early-to-mid 20th century life in America – plus 2CDs of classic folk, blues, gospel and hillbilly music by ... CD
Grail & The Lotus
Takoma, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Mindblowing early work from Robbie Basho – maybe one of the best Takoma albums of the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given that the label also issued important music from John Fahey! Yet on this set, Basho's as revelatory as Fahey at his best – but in a completely different way ... LP, Vinyl record album
Basho Sings
Takoma, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
An album that points the way towards some of Robbie Basho's more song-structured work of the 70s – but a set that's also still got the wonderfully loose, flowing vibe of his early material for Takoma Records! Basho definitely sings here – as promised by the title – but often in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Relics Of The Incredible String Band
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
A great overview of the Incredible String Band – early material from the group's first three albums on Elektra, all pulled together in a double-length set that's a perfect introduction to their genius! The core talents here are Mike Heron and Robin Williamson – the founders of the ... CD
Guitar Pickin Man
Capitol/Omnivore, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A great tribute to one of the unsung heroes of country music – guitarist Don Rich, whose lead work and solos were such a big part of the Buck Owens records of the 60s! This package brings together both tracks recorded with Buck, and sides that have Don working with the Buckaroos – many ... CD
 
Updated May 23, 2017


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