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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!


Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
Country music talent Eddie Hill is maybe best known to the world as the guy who gave the Louvin Brothers their first work, or as a big force on the Grand Old Opry – but he's also a hell of a guitarist who cut some fantastic sides during the postwar years – records that ring out with all ... CD
Cherry Tree (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD
A trio of wonderful albums from this enigmatic group – boxed up in a single set, with bonus tracks too! First up is Hark The Village Wait – the fantastic debut of Steeleye Span – a legendary British group formed by bassist Ashley Hutchings after his departure from Fairport ... CD
Righteous (UK), 1950s. New Copy
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Some of the best early heartbreaking country numbers you're likely to hear – the hugely underappreciated earlier records cut by singer Goldie Hill in the 50s – work the influenced some of the very best female honky tonk singers of 50s, 60s & 70s – but Goldie still doesn't get ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 4CD
A fantastic little package – and one that may well have more meaning these days than ever before! The lavish set features a huge hardcover book – 124 pages of notes, photos, and other information – all put together in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibition of the same name ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Early 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Just when we thought we'd heard all the brilliance the Louvin Brothers had to give us – they return to the fold and treat us to this fantastic set of unreleased material! The tracks here are all demo recordings, recorded by the Brothers themselves – and even introduced by Ira at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Tortured souls and troubled hearts – served up here in a dark set of narratives from the classic years of country music! As with previous volumes in this excellent series, the package goes way beyond the big hits, to turn up lots of great songs from the shadowy corners of country – ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Great work from a series that never gets old – and which, if anything, seems to keep digging deeper and deeper with each new volume! If you know that, as the Louvin Brothers tell us, Satan Is Real – then you'll find plenty to spook your soul here – and we don't just mean the ... CD

Michael Hurley

Bad Mr Mike
Mississippi, 2016. New Copy
The passage of years hasn't dampened the genius of Michael Hurley at all – and in some ways, he's able to be even more personal, more expressive than ever – yet in even gentler styles than before! At some level, the record's a masterpiece of acoustic guitar lines, ala John Fahey or ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bear Family (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3CD
A fantastic collection of work from one of the coolest, hippest female singers of the 70s and 80s – but an artist who doesn't always get her due! Leona Williams is best known for her association with Merle Haggard – both on and off stage – but she's also a wonderful talent in her ... CD
Columbia/Bear Family (Germany), 1966. New Copy
Two 60s gems back to back – from a time when the world was rediscovering the talents of the original Carter Family! First up is An Historic Reunion – a record that definitely deserves its title – a fantastic reunion of two key members of the Carter Family trio – back ... CD
Jalopy, Late 30s/Early 40s. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful excavation of the Library of Congress recordings – one that pulls together a great range of depression-era songs that really capture the changing culture and continuing struggles of the time! There's a range of different styles at play here, but the overall focus is on acoustic ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
A great look at a really lost legacy in music from Charlie Rich – obscure sides recorded for RCA Records in the early 60s – done after his initial rush of genius on Sun Records, and before his later commercial success on Epic! Charlie's got one of the all-time great voices in pop music ... CD

Blaze Foley

Dawg Years
Fat Possum, Late 70s. New Copy
A straight-up incredible batch of recordings by the Austin singer-songwriter ghost of a legend that is Blaze Foley – a self-destructive character better known to the stars he influenced than he is to the masses (he is the "Drunken Angel" who Lucinda Williams wrote and sang about) ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Morello (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
Four fantastic albums from Charlie Walker – one of the lesser-remembered talents of the late 60s country scene, but a singer whose work on albums like these can match the best of the bunch! As you'd guess by some of the titles, the tunes are heavy on references to barrooms and drinking ... CD
Takoma (UK), 1979. New Copy
A fantastic late 70s album from guitar genius John Fahey – his first after a number of years away from the recording studio – and a real back to basics effort overall! There's none of the "orchestra" trappings of other 70s records – nor some of Fahey's more longer-form ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy 4CD
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A totally wonderful package – and one that will have you throwing away all the Vietnam Rock compilations you have in your collection! This set unearths a massive amount of music that was created during the Korean war – filled with themes of sadness and loss that most folks wouldn't ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD
A treasure trove of greatness from British folk rock legend John Renbourn – all of his late 60s solo work, done before moving on to greater fame in Pentangle! First up is There You Go – a rare one from singer Dorris Henderson and future Pentangle founder John Rensbourn! Florida born, ... CD

Willie Nelson

Teatro
Modern Classics, 1998. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol/Omnivore, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
The final chapter of Buck Owens' singles run at Capitol Records – and a set that's maybe the most interesting of the bunch! After bursting out as an instant success back in the 60s, Buck was struggling a bit on the charts during the following decade – despite, or maybe because of, some ... CD
New Voice/Real Gone, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
A really unique record from Norma Tanega – a singer with roots in folk, but who works here in a mode that's very much her own! Norma sings and plays acoustic guitar as pictured on the cover – but the song styles and production are often very different than you might expect – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jimmy Work

Making Believe
Dot/Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 2CD
A double-length collection of material from Jimmy Work – an overlooked talent in the world of postwar country! Jimmy first emerged from Detroit – where the first few records on this set were recorded – but he also moved on to make some great singles for Decca, Capitol, Dot, and ... 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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
Four albums from a time when Jerry Reed was really on fire – great little gems that work together as a collected set! First up is the self-titled Jerry Reed – a set with a title and cover that are a bit understated, but a groove that's got the Alabama wild man completely at home! As ... CD
Lespedeza/Omnivore, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
The beautiful debut of Uncle Walt's Band – a 70s group who never moved past underground status, but who had an undeniable impact at the time – so much so that this self-produced record was issued in a number of different formats over the years! The group's maybe best known for their ... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Harmonic, Early 50s. New Copy 2CD
Just when we thought we'd heard all the brilliance the Louvin Brothers had to give us – they return to the fold and treat us to this fantastic set of unreleased material! The tracks here are all demo recordings, recorded by the Brothers themselves – and even introduced by Ira at the ... CD
Takoma/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
The landmark 1967 Takoma version of Blind Joe Death – essentially a revised version of his debut LP – and a hugely influential record! Fahey's bluesy undercurrents showcase his love of early recorded music , but the Fahey's style is purely original. He's got these magical tones that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Monument/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic work from Larry Jon Wilson – a singer who can be heartbreaking one minute, funky the next – all with a top-shelf sort of vibe that should have made him huge! We'd put Wilson in the company of genre-bending, not-really-country artists like Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Monument/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Genius work from Larry Jon Wilson – one of those 70s artists who were always a bit hard to peg, and who never got full appreciation until many years later! Larry wasn't one of those guys working off in the "private press" underground – as this set was done for Monument ... LP, Vinyl record album
Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy
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Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A really great little collection – one that looks at the deeper, darker strands in country music during the 60s – that moody space that lie behind the Rubber Room of Porter Wagoner, and which may not have gotten much chart play at the time, but which makes for one of the most ... CD
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – as the hillbillies rise from hell, and take their message into the musical mainstream! Previous volumes have dealt with themes of sin and redemption in country music – and this time around, the scope seems pushed even farther ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Heavenly voices, turning towards hell – in a host of rare country music tracks that deal with the devil and the world down under! The set's the third volume in this wonderful series, and may well be the deepest-digging so far – and stands as a demonstration that, if you're going to ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A host of great songs about the devil – served up here in an array of raw styles from the glory days of the indie single! Long before metal rockers and other groups brought a love of Satan into the musical mainstream, there were a host of other artists who were singing about the dark prince ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A really fantastic look at an almost-lost side of the talents of the mighty Charlie Rich – an artist who could effortlessly step between so many different genres, even if most folks only think of him as a rockabilly or country singer! Here, Charlie takes on ballads in a wide scope of modes ... CD

Charlie Rich

Charlie Rocks
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Charlie Rich rocks – and in ways you might never expect, if you only know his later country pop hits – because the singer was one of the rising stars on Sun Records during the early days, and has a voice and talent that might even go head to head with the young Elvis Presley! Charlie's ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 2019. New Copy
Nate Gibson wrote the book on Starday Records – literally, a fantastic book on the history of the important rock and country music label – and here, he adds to the legacy of Starday by pulling together a host of older artists who recorded for the company, and taking them back in the ... 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
Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Merle Haggard isn't just one of the greatest country singers of all time – he's also a hell of a songwriter, too – one who emerged fully-formed into the glory of his Capitol Records years – releasing album after album that were full of amazing original compositions! Merle's own ... CD
Delmore, Early 70s. New Copy
A fantastic addition to the all-too-small catalog of recordings by Jay Bolotin – a Kentucky songwriter whose compositions were recorded by bigger names down in Nashville, even if Jay never fully got his due! Bolotin is hardly country, though – much more a songpoet, in the manner of ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy 2CD
Four albums from the breakout years of Jerry Reed – all collected here in a single CD set! First up is When You're Hot – the record that firmly catapulted Jerry Reed to the top – a set that draws on all his years of lyrical wit and razor-sharp guitar work – served up with ... CD
Folkways, 1957. New Copy (reissue)
A great overview of overlooked banjo work from the postwar years – the king of lightning-fast performance that was made famous by Earl Scruggs, but which is served up here by a host of lesser-known talents from the time! Think of the set as a more underground take on the Flatt & Scruggs ... LP, Vinyl record album
Starday/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy
Sonny Burns is definitely a real cool cat – one of the hippest artists recording on the young Starday Records label – at a time when the great Pappy Daily was bringing a lot of his Texas indie genius to the company! Sonny's a singer who often sings country, but with the attitude of a ... CD
Starday/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A much-needed look at the early years of Roger Miller – the chart-topping country star of the mid 60s, best known for a few key hits – but actually a well-traveled journeyman who spent cut many records before hitting the big time! Most of the work here is from the prime years of ... CD

Joe Maphis, Collins Kids, & Others

Town Hall Party
Columbia/Bear Family (Germany), 1957. New Copy
A surprisingly rare album of work from the west coast country scene of the 50s – a record of performers who were all starring on the Town Hall Party at the time – which was the Los Angeles equivalent of the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville! The names here are maybe a bit less superstar-orient ... CD

Jimmy Heap & The Melody Masters

Release Me
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy
Classic work from Ray Heap – a Texas singer who helped the state shake off some of the western swing modes of the past, and who recorded dozens of records in his day, including a few big hits – yet has somehow been forgotten in the shifting sands of time! Leave it to Bear Family to ... CD

John D Loudermilk

Blue Train
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy
Great early work from John D Loudermilk – an artist who's maybe best remembered as the songwriter behind a big string of 60s hits for others, but who's also a heck of a great singer on his own! Loudermilk has this quality that's somewhat knowing, and maybe a bit sharper than the rest – ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A killer collection that really gets right to the heart of the genius of the young Don Gibson – a singer who was raised up during the early years of rock (as you might guess form his hair on the cover) – but who was steadfastly country in his delivery, as part of a legacy that went on ... CD
Tompkins Square, Late 60s. New Copy
Sublime solo guitar work from Kinloch Nelson – a figure who's spent decades working as a musician and teacher in upstate New York, but who made these recordings when he was just a pretty young guy! The music here fits in perfectly with some of the archival releases on Tompkins Square – ... CD

On Big Shoulders

On Big Shoulders
Allograph, 2018. New Copy
A stellar collective from Chicago's folk and roots community comes together as On Big Shoulders – leaning on the city's underacknowledged roots music legacy on one shoulder and nudging the door open to the scene's future with the other – and distill a near century of diverse musical ... LP, Vinyl record album
Paradise Of Bachelors, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy LP, 3CD & Book
Terry Allen has always been one of the most enigmatic figures in Texas music – but the work included here might well be some of his most compelling – even if it is a bit far from the straighter country of his start! Allen's always been a very narrative songwriter – and here, he ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated July 23, 2019


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