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!


Elektra/Ace (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy
A great two-fer – a pair of albums from the very cool Judy Henske – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Elektra debut from Judy Henske – an enigmatic 60s figure with a style that lie somewhere between jazz, blues, and folk! Given the mix, Henske was a ... CD
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fate/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1978. New Copy 2CD
Fantastic sounds from Terry Allen – one of the key underground Texas talents who were helping transform the style of country music in the 70s – and one of the few who maybe never fully got his due! Terry's from the same scene as David Allen Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, and Guy Clark, but his ... CD
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
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
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
Jack Orion
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Wounded Bird, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
Most folks associate Buck Owens with Capitol Records – the label that catapulted him to fame in the 60s – but after that initial run with the company, Owens recorded briefly for Warner Brothers in the mid 70s – with really great results that made for some mighty special music! ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
Beautiful work from Ralph McTell – a British singer with roots in folk music, but an artist who was already finding his own territory by the time of these albums! Unlike other British folkies of the time, who seemed to be heading towards more ancient territory, and were often trying to sound ... CD
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
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
Takoma/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
The landmark 1967 Takoma version of Blind Joe Death – essentially a revised version of his debut LP – and a hugely influential record! Fahey's bluesy undercurrents showcase his love of early recorded music , but the Fahey's style is purely original. He's got these magical tones that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
 
Updated July 22, 2017


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