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!


Sweet Revenge
Atlantic, 1973. Used
One of the undisputed 70s classics from John Prine – a set mostly recorded down in Nashville, but at a level that still keeps Prine's wit and Chicago sensibilities firmly intact! The instrumentation here is a bit augmented from before – with help from the great Reggie Young on guitar, ... CD
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
Starday/Be! (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy 10CD
CD...$184.99 199.99
An amazing look at a very underground strain of music during the postwar years – the now-legendary "custom" series at Starday Records – a system by which individuals could send in their own music and get them pressed up on a limited run! Other labels offered such a service, ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 20CD
CD...$246.99 299.99
An amazing document of one of the most important radio shows of the postwar years – the legendary Louisiana Hayride, a weekly live performance broadcast that was maybe only second to the Grand Ole Opry! Yet unlike the Opry, the Hayride also had a wider range of talent – as has been ... CD
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
Changing Horses
Elektra/BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy
A really beautiful album from Incredible String Band – a set that maybe lives up to the "changing horses" title just a bit, but which still really follows in the great legacy of the band's earlier albums too! There's maybe a very slight addition of electricity in a few spots – ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD
Heavenly sounds from this legendary duo – a great collection of spiritual sides the bluegrass brothers recorded for King and Starday Records – all material that was maybe even more important to their catalog than their secular singles! Ralph and Carter Stanley have a fantastic harmony ... CD
Transatlantic/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
Four fantastic albums from John James – an overlooked acoustic guitarist from the same British scene that gave us John Renbourn and Bert Jansch – but one who never fully got his due! James is featured here on four albums for the Transatlantic label from the early 70s – mostly ... CD
Transatlantic/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
A trio of tremendous albums by The Johnstons – all recorded right around the start of the 70s, at a time when the group was moving into some even more heady territory than before! The Johnstons got their start as a more traditional Irish folk group, but like most of their British Isles ... CD
There's A Party Goin' On
Capitol, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
One of the fantastic early Capitol albums from the young Wanda Jackson – music cut when she was much more of a rockabilly artist than a country singer – with a raw vibe that maybe set a whole new standard for female work in postwar pop music! Jackson's as bold here as any of her male ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rural Routes, Early 50s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1968/1970. New Copy 3CD & 2 hardcover bo
CD...$106.99 129.99
Woody Guthrie left this planet all too soon – in 1967, after years of struggle with Huntington's Disease – but not before leaving behind generations of singers and musicians who were forever in debt to his work! Some of the best of those artists came together here – in two ... CD
RCA/Playback (Australia), 1964. New Copy
A cool country classic from Skeeter Davis – one of our favorite Nashville talents of the 60s! Skeeter's got a voice that's heartbreakingly sweet on this set – a style that's partially country, partially pop – and which is produced to perfection by Chet Atkins with some nicely ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD
A great introduction to the King Records material of The Stanley Brothers – a nicely-priced 4CD set that's overflowing with classics from one of the best duos in bluegrass! Ralph and Carter Stanley work together perfectly during these years – harmonizing in an incredible way, right up ... CD
King, Late 60s/1980. New Copy 3CD
CD...$9.99 13.98
A treasure trove of solo work from the great Ralph Stanley – a set that's heavy on King Records material right from the years after he parted ways with brother Carter and broke up The Stanley Brothers – and also featuring some really overlooked material for Gusto Records, which features ... CD
Federal, Late 40s. New Copy
The earliest work of the team of Homer & Jethro – material recorded for King Records before their bigger 50s fame at RCA – and maybe with an even sharper feel overall! If you don't know the pair, you're in for a treat – as they were both fantastic musicians, Homer on guitar ... CD
Vanguard/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
An album as lovely as its title, and John Fahey's 8th record – mostly solo guitar, but with guest drums and bass on 2 cuts – "March For Martin Luther King" and "Dance of The Inhabitants Of The Invisible City Of Bladensburg". The sound is extremely magical – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/BGO (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
Four albums by the legendary Earl Scruggs – all recorded in the years after he'd split with famous partner Lester Flatt, and moved on to work with a younger array of partners in the Earl Scruggs Revue! Given the way that Scruggs revolutionized the sound of American banjo in the postwar years ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy
It's the end of the 70s, but Tom T Hall's still going strong – as you'll hear here on this pair of albums for RCA! Old T's In Town has Tom spinning out the kind of tunes that nobody could do as well as him – some sorry songs, some message tunes – but all delivered with wink and ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), 1978. New Copy
A pair of late 70s Tom T Hall albums – back to back on a single CD! New Train Same Rider is a set that has Tom T Hall maybe bringing a bit more sentiment to the mix than before – hitting some of those tunes that are still as reflective as his other work, but maybe a bit less pointedly ... CD
 
Updated January 16, 2018


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