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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Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy
Those in the know can always tell the difference between a hip folk group and some cash-in cats – and these guys are defnitely hip, and work here with a style that really points the way towards so many different Sunshine Pop and pop psych styles to come! The vocal complexity is amazing ... 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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Birthday Blues
Transatlantic (UK), 1968. New Copy
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake ... CD
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RCA/Righteous (UK), 1959. New Copy
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One of the more mournful full lengths ever cut by honky tonk great Hank Snow – his When Tragedy Struck, cut for RCA Victor at the end of the 50s – and in the tradition of the best morose themed country music of the 50s or any other time, darkness never sounded so sweet and cathartic! ... CD
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T-Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Rarer 60s material from the great Moon Mullican – the complete I'll Sail My Ship Alone and Mr Honky Tonk Man LPs on a single CD! I'll Sail My Ship Alone isn't a solo set from the pivotal piano rock & hillbilly music pioneer – but a fun, no frills set of honky tonk piano gems by ... CD
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Righteous (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
Fantastic hillbilly instrumentals, from boozy weepers, to chugging string burners, rollicking pianos to crying steel guitar – featuring late 50s numbers by well known artists and obscure slingers alike! Some of the tunes are by folks we know pretty well, like proto rocker Hardrock Gunter, ... CD
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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
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Time Out For The Blues
Southern Routes, 1950s. New Copy
A superb collection of early Columbia Records material from Lefty Frizzell – all pulled from that time when Lefty was helping revolutionize country music with his unique vocal approach! Frizzell was one of the first to really bend and inflect his vocals – in the way that so many other ... CD
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Ace (UK), 1940s/1950s. 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 collection's a much-needed ... CD
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Dot/Omni (Australia), 1969. New Copy
A really wonderful set from the overlooked Justin Tubb – music that's got a lot more depth than you might know from Justin's earlier music on the Opry scene! This 1969 album has Tubb really coming to terms with the changes taking place in country music at the time – working with both ... CD
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Bless The Children
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy
A folk funk classic from Don Cooper – a folksy player at heart, but one who always manages to bring a gentle groove to his music! The set's got a spare sound that's totally great – vocals and guitar from Don, plus second guitar from Elliot Randall – and support from other light ... CD
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Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 6 LPs
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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King/Ace (UK), Late 40s. New Copy
Some of the best-presented work we've ever heard from The Delmore Brothers – a collection that goes back to the original acetates they recorded for King Records – which in the label's pre-tape years, is about as close to the masters as you'll ever hope to come! The sound is wonderful ... CD
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Rosemary Lane
Transatlantic (UK), 1971. New Copy
Tremendous work from Bert Jansch – an album that shows how much he'd evolved in just a few short years – both as a singer and as a musician, and as a completely unique talent on his own! The record has an instantly timeless feel – that mix of ancient inspiration and new freedoms ... CD
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Falconer's Arm Vol 2
Takoma/No Label, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible early work from the great Robbie Basho – a guitarist who's often known as a contemporary of John Fahey – but one that we might well put in an entirely different class altogether! The music here is mostly solo guitar – on 12-string and standard acoustic guitar – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Falconer's Arm Vol 1
Takoma/No Label, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible early work from the great Robbie Basho – a guitarist who's often known as a contemporary of John Fahey – but one that we might well put in an entirely different class altogether! The music here is mostly solo guitar – on 12-string and standard acoustic guitar – ... 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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Satan Get Back
King/Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
Weird and wild sounds from Brother Claude Ely – a record that has all the power and dynamic energy you might guess from the image on the cover! Claude's a curious fellow – part singer, part preacher – with a style that draws from country, and fits in well with the King Records ... CD
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Island/Simply Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
The record where it all really came together for Fairport Convention – the point at which the already-great group really stepped forward to become something totally unique! By this point all the key elements are firmly in place – sublime vocals from the great Sandy Denny, amazing ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Overlooked work from Jimmy Murphy – an artist who recorded these songs for two small labels in the mid 60s, but who has a feel that's much more like older hillbilly styles overall! The recording quality is nice and stripped down – the labels were almost going for an older revival feel ... CD
 
Updated May 26, 2016


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