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/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
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Country music is no stranger to the prison walls – not just because big stars like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and David Allen Coe were all incarcerated at one time – but also because the theme of time in jail was a standard in the music, almost from the very start! This totally ... CD
Island/Universal (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD
The genius of Fairport Convention knows no bounds – as the group were an ever-vibrant, ever-creative ensemble – often changing membership as much as they experimented with new styles – in a fantastic range that's very well captured on this 3CD set! Fairport are way more than the ... CD
Basho Sings
Takoma, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
An album that points the way towards some of Robbie Basho's more song-structured work of the 70s – but a set that's also still got the wonderfully loose, flowing vibe of his early material for Takoma Records! Basho definitely sings here – as promised by the title – but often in a ... 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
Hi Fi Snock Uptown
Raccoon/Mississippi, 1972. New Copy
Raw & rambling folk sounds from Michael Hurly – recorded in early '72 – some of his better material of the era, living up to if not surpassing his Armchair Boogie of a couple years earlier! Michael's in seemingly amiable spirit here on some tunes, and standing on shakier ground or ... LP, Vinyl record album
Iron Mountain Analog Research/Omni (Australia), 1960/Early 70s. New Copy
A long-overdue collection of the really special, really unusual songs written and sung by Malvina Reynolds – one of the strangest talents to emerge from the 60s, partly because her age was in the same range as the decade! Reynolds had long been a force on the political left on the west coast ... 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
Mississippi, Mid 70s. New Copy
Remarkable work from Malvina Reynolds – the legendary folk activist whose career didn't take off until she was in her 70s – but which quickly became the stuff of legend among the left! Malvina only gave us a handful of records from those late years, but fortunately we've also got this ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Legacy, 1967. New Copy
Johnny first album collaboration with his soon-to-be wife June Carter, and it's a nice one! Carryin' On has it's share of sweet, lovely moments shared by the two, but also has a lot more cool 60s oddball touches than one would expect. The couple cover Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" and two ... CD
Southern Routes, 1960s. New Copy
Prime greatness from Porter Wagoner – a set that offers up a few of his hits, but also includes some overlooked gems from his important 60s years on RCA! Wagoner's been well-served with other "hits" collections on the market, but this set is something else entirely – put ... CD
Bert Jansch
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
Mindblowing music – an album of simple structure, but incredible power – and a record that prefaces so many other sounds to come! The set just features the young Bert Jansch on vocals and guitar – years before his presence in Pentangle – but working with such a complex ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A cool collection of really oddball numbers – unusual country, offbeat pop numbers, and a fair bit of cuts that have a popcorn groove somewhere down there at the bottom! These aren't the usual sorts of cuts you might expect – and instead, the collection's definitely on the hipper side ... CD
Taker/Tulsa
Sony/RCA, Early 70s. New Copy
A great early 70s effort from Waylon and probably his very best album to the point in his career – clearly paving the way for his outlaw years to come! The Taker/Tulsa prominently features songs that were cut in fairly stripped down settings, the kind that Waylon always preferred ... CD
Relax Your Mind
Vanguard/Real Gone, 1965. New Copy
Jim Kweskin first rose to fame in a revival jug band on the New York scene – but here, he's working in a much more stripped-down mode that's maybe even more compelling than his previous records! The album bills Jim as a solo act, and mostly just features his lead work on vocals and guitar ... CD
Southern Routes, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy Gatefold
The influence of Johnny Cash was a huge one in American music – not just in country, but in rock as well – especially given that some of Johnny's first important recordings came out on the Sun label from Memphis! Yet while the bigger sides of Cash's influence have been debated often ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Omni (Australia), Late 60s. New Copy
A great little collection of work from Howard Crockett – a country singer you may not know by name, but who gave the world the song "Honky Tonk Man", as well as some other classics! Not only is Crockett a pretty obscure singer, the work here is from an even more obscure part of his ... CD
Epic/Morello (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
A pair of seminal albums from this 60s country giant – back to back on a single CD! First up is a record that proudly states one of the key songs that put Tammy Wynette on the map – her famous tune "DIVORCE", which was a cut that broke big during the years of "whispered ... CD
 
Updated June 23, 2017


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