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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Island (UK), 1970. New Copy 2 CDs
A record that really has Fairport Convention knocking it out of the park – making a bold turn towards British traditional music, but in a way that imbues these relics with a whole new life of their own! The album came at a key turning point – after an accident that took one of their ... CD
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World Pacific/Big Beat (UK), 1966. New Copy
Pop-folk genius from the elusive Bob Lind – two mid 60s albums, both arranged and produced by Jack Nitzsche! Lind's style is way more than typical folk of the time – as his tunes have a fragile sense of poetry that's really beautiful – a bit like the early work of Leonard Cohen, ... CD
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Nashville's Rock
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy
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A very unusual album from legendary bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs – a set that has him taking on a whole host of famous 60s rock tunes, and turning them into hip banjo-led instrumentals! By the time of the record, Earl had influenced a host of countless rockers – and it's quite a ... CD
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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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Woman Blue
Vanguard (UK), 1965. New Copy
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Folksy vocals from the lovely Judy Roderick – an album that sits nicely across a few different genres, and which really even stands out from the rest of its generation! Judy's a folk singer at heart, but she's working here with some jazzier inflections, as well as a bit of country western ... CD
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King/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
Sublime sounds from one of the best harmony duos in the hillbilly business – Delmore Brothers Alton and Rabon, sounding completely wonderful here on an early selection of singles cut for King Records! The music's definitely got some of the harmonies and acoustic elements from more bluegrass-o ... CD
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Columbia/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Modern/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
That's no typo in the title – as the unique phrase "Swingbillies" is a perfect summation of the set – which mixes together rare postwar work from the West Coast scene – cool cuts that are partly western swing, partly early country – and which almost stand as a ... CD
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Silver Tongued Devil & I
Monument/CBS, 1971. New Copy
Kris's second album for Monument with some of his best ever songcraft, delivered in that charismatic laidback drawl – it's perfect song after perfect song on this one! One of the most adaptable songwriting heavies of his time, Kris's own recordings always showed just how much of his own soul ... CD
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Dust To Digital, Late 20s. New Copy CD & Book
A fantastic collection of work from Blind Alfred Reed – a West Virginia singer and fiddle player who's best known for his participation in the 1927 Bristol recordings that helped lay the foundation for generations of country music to come! Reed's style is very individual – that near-los ... 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/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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Transatlantic/El (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
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Beautiful post folk era work from acoustic guitar genius Stefan Grossman – a thick compilation of tracks from the Ragtime Cowboy Jew and Those Pleasant Days LPs, and more from his early 70s Transatlantic Records efforts – stacked together on great CD! Flowers On The Wall has a pretty ... CD
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Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy
Sublime sounds from the great Bonnie Guitar – a really unique artist who was part jazz singer, part California country – and very much at home on these rare early singles! Most of the music was recorded in 50s Los Angeles – and has a way of mixing country twang with hipper, more ... CD
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Reprise/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy
A pair of wonderful albums from the great John Fahey – back to back on a single CD! First up is Rivers & Religion – a really unique album by John Fahey – issued during a short stretch of initial mainstream approval, and a brief time of recording for Warner Brothers! Some of ... CD
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Cold Heart Of Steel
Righteous (UK), 1950s. New Copy
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Nothing cold here, just love sick honky tonk from Joe & Rose Lee Maphis – from waltz pattern dusty duo numbers and more from one of the great husband & wife teams in the 50s country racket! The traditional honky tonk style is done wonderfully by these two, and Joe's country guitar ... 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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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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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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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
 
Updated August 25, 2016


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