Folk/Country — Recently Added

A 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!


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Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
A killer collection of obscure country, rockabilly and proto rock prison songs – with sometimes mournful, sometimes darkly humorous songs about convicts, prisoners and executioners – compiled by the same team as the incredible Hillbillies In Hell series! Hangman's Blues is less bluesy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Godington Boundry
President/Acme (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of the holy grails of British folk at the end of the 60s – and one of those records that really shows why the UK scene was so different than the US at the time! Davy Graham belongs right up there with John Renbourn or Bert Jansch for his skills on the guitar – maybe jazzier than ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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1966 (plus download)
Delmore, 1966. New Copy
The third in a series of unearthed archival release of treasures by 60s folk singer, guitarist and banjo player Karen Dalton from Delmore Recordings – and it's also the third completely beautiful and revelatory Karen Dalton release from Delmore Recordings! For years, Dalton was best known by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Legacy, 1983. New Copy (reissue)
The Man In Black behind the Iron Curtain! The show was recorded live in Prague in 1978 – finding Johnny backed not only by his impeccable Tenessee Three, but it also features the chorus from The Johnny Cash Show – making it much more than a typical concert. The cultural gravity ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy
A surprisingly great set of work from countrypolitan giant Eddy Arnold – 1970 sessions that have him both reforging his strengths with producer Chet Atkins, and taking up a whole new groove with the great Lee Hazlewood! The Atkins material can be heard here on the album Love & Guitars ... CD
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Only The Greatest
RCA, 1968. New Copy
The title bears truth, on some level for sure – Only The Greatest is real a high point of Waylon's pre-outlaw era – a damn near perfect batch of top notch honky tonk numbers from the late 60s! Waylon's distinctive voice works its magic on a bunch of great tunes, including honky tonk ... CD
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Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
Excellent and overlooked material from the great Ralph Stanley – working here as a solo act in the time after the wonderful Stanley Brothers recordings on Starday/King – in a set of small label recordings that are every bit as great as those 60s classics! The material here is very ... CD
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Modern Folk Quartet
Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy
A much cooler folk group than usual for the time – thanks to great work from a young Jerry Yester and Chip Douglas – both of whom create all the right hip currents to live up to the "modern" in their name! The group definitely have that folk harmony style of the time – ... CD
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Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Armchair Boogie
Raccoon/Mississippi, 1969. New Copy
A great record from folk rock oddball Michael Hurley – with spare, ragged little solo guitar & vocal tunes that greatly showcase both Hurley's easygoing, slowly rolling along vocals, as well has his piercing, high emphatic howls– plus more fleshed out tunes with the band, full of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blood, Sweat, & Tears
Columbia, 1963. New Copy
A real classic from the early years of Johnny Cash on Columbia Records – a time when he was moving from just a simple country singer, into a role where he was single-handedly addressing issues of American history, masculinity, and social identity with songs like these! The tunes definitely ... CD
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Columbia/Legacy, 1960. New Copy
The first Cash Americana album, a 1960 valentine to the railroads and the changing face of the land throughout the century. A bit stilted at times, and not the greatest beginning-to-end listen Johnny ever recorded, but an important snapshot of the artist at the time. We don't need to tell you ... CD
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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
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Salvador Kali
Revenant/Exiled, 1998. New Copy 2LP
Really beautiful sounds from Sir Richard Bishop – a set recorded in the late 90s, but delivered with a feel that takes us back to late 60s albums by folks like Sandy Bull, John Fahey, or Peter Walker! Bishop plays a range of guitars – plus piano and harmonium, too – on these long- ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A nicely focused little collection on the great Ferlin Husky – one that brings together some of his more upbeat tunes from the early generation of rock and roll – although the music is still pretty darn country overall! Or rather, hillbilly – said in the most respectful way of ... CD
 
Updated July 30, 2016


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