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!


RCA/Morello (UK), 1979/1983. New Copy
A pair of unusual albums from Nashville legend Tom T Hall – back to back on a single CD! Tom T Hall in Concert was recorded in 1983, but has all the charm of some of his earlier albums – partly because it features some songs that go all the way back to the early Mercury Records 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
Songs Of The Hills
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
Not the usual sounds you might expect from postwar country music – as Wayne Raney's an unusual star from the King Records roster – one who could play harmonica as well as sing, and who definitely brought a strong boogie current to his hillbilly material! The album's a heavyweight ... CD
Songs Of The Hills
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Not the usual sounds you might expect from postwar country music – as Wayne Raney's an unusual star from the King Records roster – one who could play harmonica as well as sing, and who definitely brought a strong boogie current to his hillbilly material! The album's a heavyweight ... LP, Vinyl record album
Monument/Omni (Australia), 1960s. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from one of the most troubled decades in modern American history – a moment so rocky, its changes and politics even touched the world of country music! While you might think of country as being just a flag-waving, gun-toting version of society, these rare gems show a ... CD
Rural Routes, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
A fantastic rare slice of work from the legendary Hank Williams – very stripped-down recordings that are pulled from home demos and radio appearances – and which stand strongly next to Hank's more famous singles of the time! The presentation of the music is surprisingly strong – ... CD
Starday/Gusto, Late 50s. New Copy
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The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers may not have been one of the biggest groups in the big bluegrass explosion of the postwar years – but they were certainly one of the tightest, as you'll hear on this great collection of tracks recorded for the Starday label! The instrumentation is really center ... CD
Starday/Gusto, Late 50s. New Copy
They're called the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, but the group's got some equally strong banjo as well – an instrument that trades lines back and forth with the fiddle in the wonderful kind of interplay that makes pure bluegrass so great! This set brings together some excellent Starday sides by ... CD
King/Gusto, Early 60s. New Copy 4CD
Fantastic work from The Stanley Brothers – the second half of their later recordings for King Records – from a time when their talents were completely sublime! The voice of Ralph might best be known to some from the earlier Columbia and Mercury sides – but his approach here in ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD
Our favorite years of the Stanley Brothers – material recorded after they'd left the bigger labels, and really started to hit their stride for the smaller indies King and Starday Records! Both companies were completely faithful to the growing sound of bluegrass, and really let the brothers ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Over 20 years of work from one of the most enigmatic singers in the American underground – an artist who was part country, part folk – and managed to work very strongly in topical themes of the time! Red River Dave may not have cracked the charts or Nashville, but over the course of ... 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
King/Gusto, 1947/1951/1961. New Copy 2CD
CD...$9.99 13.98
The complete King Records material of one of the first rural music stars to record for that legendary label – wonderfully pulled together here from a collection of Wade Mainer's early 78rpm releases, and combined with some of his later singles and album tracks too! Wade's got a sound that ... CD
Pye/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
Fantastic work from Sweeney's Men – a 60s Irish folk group, but one who were quite different than the more popular Dubliners or Clancy Brothers! These guys traveled in similar territory, but were maybe more akin to the modes of the coming acid folk generation – with some of the ... 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
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Folk soul guitar player, singer, songwriter, storyteller and genuine character Abner Jay's brilliant home recordings – the first release of his "terrible comedy blues" in far too long – courtesy of the always deep digging Mississippi label! Abner takes on the topical issues ... LP, Vinyl record album
Starday Sessions
Starday/Gusto, 1972. New Copy
Charlie Monroe was part of the Monroe Brothers back at the start – but after he and brother Bill parted company in 1938, most people focused on the talents of the famous mandolin player, and forgot all about Charlie! Yet that other Monroe continued to make great music for many years – ... CD
Liberty/Jackpot, 1962. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible early work from Willie Nelson – quite different from his outlaw material of the 70s, but equally compelling in its own sort of way! As you'd guess from the title and cover, the set came out at a time when Willie was a real up-and-coming songwriting in country music – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ernest Tubb Story
Decca/Rural Routes, 1959. New Copy
A great look back at the early years of Ernest Tubb – a set that was recorded at the end of the 50s, and which features Ernest presenting new stereo versions of all his early country classics! The updates are wonderful, and lose nothing at all from the sound of the originals – and ... CD
 
Updated October 20, 2017


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