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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Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A fantastic entry in this great series from Ace Records – a set that looks at some of the bigger country music hits of the late 60s, but in a way that moves way past the obvious and iconic! Sure, there's some well-known tracks here, but there's also a number that broke big at the time, but ... CD
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Trouble With Truth
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2CD
A much-needed look at the country music songwriting legacy of Arthur Q Smith – an overlooked talent who passed along his songs to some of the greats of the early years of the genre, but hardly ever got some time in the spotlight on his own! The package is way more than just a CD – as ... 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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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
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Bless The Children
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy
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A folk funk classic from Don Cooper – a folksy player at heart, but one who always manages to bring a gentle groove to his music! The set's got a spare sound that's totally great – vocals and guitar from Don, plus second guitar from Elliot Randall – and support from other light ... CD
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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
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Folkways, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
Elizabeth Cotten is one of those true Folkways artists who seems especially well-suited to the label's legendary style of presentation – as the clear, clean sound of the recording brings her brilliance to an audience she might never have reached otherwise! The set was recorded and conceived ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Trailer Park, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A great collection of work from one of our favorite genres of country music – the trucker song, that fantastic genre that began in the late 30s, then really exploded once the 60s moved in! Most of the cuts here are from that later stretch – a time when Starday and a whole host of other ... CD
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Omni (Australia), Mid 60s. New Copy
The assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963 sent countless ripples through American culture at the time – and the murder was so tragic, so brutal, there were few corners of society who were unmoved at the time. The loss was enormous, one that took the country years to deal with – and ... 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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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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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
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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
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Mississippi, Late 30s/1940s. New Copy
You might take the "hits" in the title with a grain of salt – as these gals weren't entirely burning up the charts back in the 30s – but they did record some amazing music on vintage 78s, a good deal of which are in this overstuffed set! The De Zurik Sisters have an approach ... LP, Vinyl record album
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It Don't Bother Me
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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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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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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Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
An incredible second volume in the Hillbillies In Hell series – digging even deeper down into the fiery depths of classic-era country, roots, and hillbilly obscurities! One of the great things about the series to date is the songs tackle woes and darkness both earthly and spiritual, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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In My Own Time
Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Enigmatic folk rock and soulful bluesy vocals from Karen Dalton – her legendary lost 1971 album that's credited with inspiring some the most idiosyncratic work by folk rock superstars and contemporary freak folk heroes alike! Karen was a fixture on the 60s NY folk scene – Dylan even ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated December 10, 2016


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