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!


Sun, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
The fantastic early sound of the great Johnny Cash – captured here by Sun Records, who really did a great job of bringing out the rhythmic pulse in Johnny's music! As with his best early singles, the style here is very raw – romping guitar riffs next to the man's incredible deep voice ... LP, Vinyl record album
A&M, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 7CD
Way more than just another box set by a well-established act – as this collection moves way past their hits, and pulls together a huge amount of unreleased material that really testifies to the long-running genius of one of the most unique British groups to emerge in the late 60s! The set ... CD
Gallivantin
North Park/Tompkins Square, 1971. New Copy
A beautiful little set from the enigmatic William Beeley – a singer/songwriter who's very clearly influenced by the early work of Bob Dylan – but who has a sound that quickly takes off in his own direction! Beeley begins the set with a version of a Dylan tune, but then opens up into ... CD
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
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
Mississippi, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy
A great companion piece to the album I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore – and, like that one, a set that's made up of so many different and unusual strands of music – in the best Mississippi Records style! Much of this work hails from the 78rpm generation – and the music ... LP, Vinyl record album
Liege & Lief
A&M, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Honky Tonk Heroes
Fat Possum, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Textbook 70s country badassery from Waylon Jennings! This is one of the most defining moments of the outlaw era, the record which pretty much drew a line in the sand between Waylon Jennings and the Nashville establishment. Billy Joe Shaver's pen and Waylon's authoritative voice marks this as one ... LP, Vinyl record album
Passing Dream (180 gram pressing)
Southern Biscuit/Tompkins Square, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful mix of modes – the songwriting skills of Will Beeley – aka William C Beeley – and the warm southern setting of the Malaco studios at the end of the 70s! The set's got a vibe that's maybe like the best rootsy work to come out of Memphis or Muscle Shoals in the earlier ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Playback (Australia), 1964. New Copy
A cool country classic from Skeeter Davis – one of our favorite Nashville talents of the 60s! Skeeter's got a voice that's heartbreakingly sweet on this set – a style that's partially country, partially pop – and which is produced to perfection by Chet Atkins with some nicely ... CD
Southern Routes, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy
A really wonderful collection of work by the great Ray Price – a very well-chosen selection of tracks that focuses strongly on his excellent early days, and avoids some of the softer sounds of later years! The Ray heard here is the kind of the honky tonks – working in a midtempo groove ... CD
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
Transatlantic/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
Four fantastic albums from John James – an overlooked acoustic guitarist from the same British scene that gave us John Renbourn and Bert Jansch – but one who never fully got his due! James is featured here on four albums for the Transatlantic label from the early 70s – mostly ... CD
Music Of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs
Tompkins Square, 1967. New Copy
Beautiful acoustic guitar work from overlooked giants Harry Taussig and Max Ochs – both players who came up through the same Takoma Records 60s scene as John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Robbie Basho – but never received the same degree of fame! The Tompkins Square label has done a lot to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Gallivantin
North Park/Tompkins Square, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful little set from the enigmatic William Beeley – a singer/songwriter who's very clearly influenced by the early work of Bob Dylan – but who has a sound that quickly takes off in his own direction! Beeley begins the set with a version of a Dylan tune, but then opens up into ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy
A sweet collection of early 70s female post folk revival material – independent and long lost recordings from unknowns that used folk and psychedelia as offerings to each singer's idiosyncratic muse – and another incredible collection of deeply sought rare tunes from the Numero Group! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Harmonic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
A wild little record that seeks to be the oil field version of the trucker country genre – namely an entire set of songs based around a single blue-collar job – served up here by Texas singer Slim Willet, who was years ahead of his time with such a concept album approach! The tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rosemary Lane
Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Birthday Blues
Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 17, 2017


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