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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Voice Of The Turtle
Takoma, 1968. New Copy
A tremendous early statement from the great guitarist John Fahey – and a record that has all his best ideas coming into really sharp focus! Fahey was a very collaborative person right from the start – even as a record collector, before his own recordings – and that spirit is felt ... CD
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Takoma (UK), 1973. New Copy
Early 70s greatness from John Fahey – one of the legend's own favorite LPs – open tuning excursions in the wide open spaces of fingerstyle master's imagination! 3 lengthy pieces dedicated to Fahey's guru, Swami Satchidananda, indeed with some Indian and Eastern accented ringing notes ... CD
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Definitive Collection
RCA/Real Gone, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
One of the greatest voices in country music – heard here in one of the best-ever collections we've ever seen of his work! There have been plenty of "best of" sets on Porter before – but most of those only feature the biggest hits, or the weird oddball numbers – and this ... CD
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Legacy, 2016. New Copy
Willie Nelson pays tribute to the great Ray Price – something you might find surprising, if you only think of Willie as a country music outlaw – but which is a real natural to us, given that the young songwriter Willie gave Price one of his best songs ever! That song is the classic ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Old Fashioned Love
Takoma (UK), 1975. New Copy
A split album of genius from the legendary John Fahey – two different sides, in two different styles – both of them great! The first half of the record features beautiful duets with guitarist Woodrow Mann – a deft player who weaves wonderful acoustic sounds around Fahey's own ... 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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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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Seal Of The Blue Lotus
Takoma/Ace (UK), 1965. New Copy
A perfect illustration of the genius of guitarist Robbie Basho – a set recorded early in his career, but with music that's light years ahead of most of his contemporaries! Although a set of solo acoustic guitar tracks, the music isn't really folk – nor is it the sort of acoustic ... CD
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Morning Stands On Tiptoe
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), 1967. New Copy
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Duo material from the late 60s British folk revival – nice stuff from Dave & Toni Arthur – resonating versions of traditional folk numbers – many with just voices and no instrumental accompaniment! It's pretty endearing stuff, the kind of thing you wish pubs full of people ... CD
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RCA/Morello (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy
Pair of albums from Dottie West – back to back on a single CD! First up is Here Comes My Baby – a 60s classic from singer Dottie West, a country artist who almost seems a direct heir to Patsy Cline with her blue-tinged style on the set! Most tracks move in a slow-stepping pace – ... CD
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Hickory/Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy
Don't let the title fool you – as Al Terry's more of a hillbilly artist than a cajun one – and his music on the set is right at home on the legendary Hickory label – home to some great criss-crossing sounds in the 50s! Some rhythms here may evoke a bit of west Louisiana – ... 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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Capitol/Big Beat (UK), 1968. New Copy
The long lost late 60s album by the Gosdin Brothers – FINALLY issued on CD! This Gosdin Brothers album were spawned from the same seeds as seminal, stargazing country rock icons like Gene Clark and the Byrds. If the Gosdin's compartatively scant recorded history and unfortunately rare ... CD
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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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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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Columbia/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Johnny returns to prison for another incredible set – a set might be an even more remarkable portrait of the Man In Black at his raucous best than the uber legendary Live At Folsom Prison! Like the Folsom gig, the set was captured by producer Bob Johnston, who also so masterfully recorded ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A hell of a cool little set – one that begins with obscure country songs about drug use, then moves onto a whole host of songs with themes of suicide, insanity, damnation, and redemption! The music is every bit as great as you'd guess from the title and cover – and the folks at Omni, ... CD
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Light In The Attic, 1976. New Copy
An incredible document of the new wave of country sounds that bubbled up from the underground in the 70s – amazing new music that went far beyond the styles of Nashville, to encompass a big range of modes from Texas and other points south – penned and performed by musicians who'd have a ... CD
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Across The Rocky Mountain
Jeanne Dielman, 1959. New Copy
The title here might be more appropriate as "Across the Appalachian Mountain" – given that Roscoe Holcomb's music has deep deep roots in the ancient sounds of the east – those musical currents that were brought over from England, then completely transformed in the hills of ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 27, 2016


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