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!


Stax Country
Stax/Craft, Mid 70s. New Copy
A surprising side of the legendary Stax Records – especially if you only know the Memphis powerhouse as an outlet for funk and soul! There was always a bit of crossover between country and soul – even in the early days, a label like King Records could easily handle both – or a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Bluegrass Favorites
Crown/Big Beat (UK), 1963. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.98
A bluegrass record with quite an unusual pedigree – one that really sets it apart from the rest! The album was issued briefly in the early 60s, on the mostly soul/blues label Crown Records from the west coast – where the young group would go onto later fame in a variety of different ... CD
RCA, 1974. New Copy
Waylon Jennings at peak mid 70s perfection! Ramblin' Man fits in stylistically with the gruff honky tonk hero mode he first fully realized a couple albums earlier, but he's still fiercely blazing trails here, pairing his gruff lead vocals with sweeter female harmonies on some tracks, changing the ... CD
Dreaming My Dreams
RCA, 1975. New Copy
Waylon's close runner-up to Honky Tonk Heroes in overall quality, and one of the greatest outlaw albums ever! As with close buddy Willie Nelson's albums from the period, Dreaming My Dreams showed just how great he could be after wrestling full creative control from the label. The firm, proud ... CD
Taker/Tulsa
Sony/RCA, Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1967. New Copy
Johnny first album collaboration with his soon-to-be wife June Carter, and it's a nice one! Carryin' On has it's share of sweet, lovely moments shared by the two, but also has a lot more cool 60s oddball touches than one would expect. The couple cover Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" and two ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
Beautiful work from Ralph McTell – a British singer with roots in folk music, but an artist who was already finding his own territory by the time of these albums! Unlike other British folkies of the time, who seemed to be heading towards more ancient territory, and were often trying to sound ... CD
Sacred Songs From The Hills
Starday, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Classic work from The Stanley Brothers – a duo whose spiritual output was just as important as their secular sides – and which comes off here with all the best charm of their famous recordings! Sure, these tunes might originate from the church – but the presentation here is very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hymns & Sacred Songs
King, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
The legendary Stanley Brothers – singing the kind of music they did better than just about anyone else! The classic style of the duo is perfectly suited to the spiritual themes here – which come across with a world-weary, downtrodden vibe that seems to have the pair just yearning for ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stax Country
Stax/Craft, Mid 70s. New Copy
A surprising side of the legendary Stax Records – especially if you only know the Memphis powerhouse as an outlet for funk and soul! There was always a bit of crossover between country and soul – even in the early days, a label like King Records could easily handle both – or a ... CD
Modern Classics, 1998/2017. New Copy CD & DVD
A legendary later album from the great Willie Nelson – but one that also really does a great job of linking back to his earliest years as well! The album offers up Willie in a wonderfully stripped-down setting – recorded live, in a shuttered California movie theater – with a nine ... CD
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
Grand Ole Opry Hymnal
King/Gusto, Mid 60s. New Copy
Spiritual bluegrass from one of the greatest country duos to record for King Records – and that's saying a lot, given their company on the label! Charlie Moore and Bill Napier may never have cracked the charts as much as some of their contemporaries, but they boast some strong harmonies and ... CD
Country Hymnal
King, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Spiritual bluegrass from one of the greatest country duos to record for King Records – and that's saying a lot, given their company on the label! Charlie Moore and Bill Napier may never have cracked the charts as much as some of their contemporaries, but they boast some strong harmonies and ... LP, Vinyl record album
King, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
King Records gems from the great Cowboy Copas – a singer who's a lot more country than western – despite his name and hat on the cover! The music here is the kind that really set the scene for crossover country in the 60s – tunes of heartbreak and loss, sometimes swinging ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reno & Smiley – The Early Years – 1951 to 1959 (4CD set)
King/Gusto, 1950s. New Copy 4CDs
A long-overdue look at the early recordings by the team of Don Reno and Red Smiley – a pair of King Records artists in the 50s who were as important to the rising sophistication of bluegrass as The Stanley Brothers or Bill Monroe! The pair could harmonize in a way that was every bit as sweet ... CD
Reno & Smiley & The Tennessee Cutups – 1959 to 1963 (4CD set)
King/Gusto, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD
A treasure trove of work from the glory days of Reno & Smiley – and their tight little Tennessee Cutups combo! By this point in their career, the group's talents were in full flourish – amazing harmonies that took the earlier Delmore Brothers mode and brought in a huge amount of ... CD
King/Gusto, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD
A huge look at the final years of the legendary bluegrass team of Don Reno & Red Smiley – and the almost-lost recordings of the following work that Don Reno recorded with guitarist Bill Harrell! By the time of these tracks, Reno's fame had risen strongly as a genius on the banjo – ... CD
 
Updated November 18, 2017


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