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Yesterday & Today Records
P.O. Box 54
Miranda NSW 2228
Phone: (02) 9531-1710
We still have a fax but not permanently connected given that most prefer to send emails and most of the faxes we do actually get are spam, but if you do need to send a fax please call first on the above number so we can have the fax to the ready. Seems like only yesterday it was telexes!
1cd $2/ 2cds $3 / 3-4cds $6.50
Country music has changed. Even with a genre that has seemingly always had a fixation for crossover there has been a continued degrading of the roots of the genre, so nowadays what they call country music is virtually indiscernible from pop music. I mean Britney Spears may have a little more bassiness in the recording but she is in essence the same as Taylor Swift (where the bassiness is replaced by the 2 second fiddle solo, which is of course played over a heavily synthesized backdrop.) But most of the Nashville scribes take the Emperor’s New Clothes approach and pretend there is nothing wrong. Well, they do have to protect their jobs I suppose, but there can be no denying that the basic entities of country music, fine songs and sincere down home delivery are but for the odd, make that very odd exception, no longer exist. This phenomenon has been ten years in the making. The late eighties to three quarters of the way through the 90s produced some of the greatest country music ever made. Artists such as Ricky Van Shelton and Randy Travis ruled the charts and there were a swag of new artists coming through of similar talent. There were secondary labels such as Hightone producing traditional style music with a contemporary edge which we all embraced. How times have changed!
Some mornings when there is something on the antiques roadshow that
I have already seen I switch over to the country music channel where I try and stomach what I can see for as long as I can. Some young thing with precious little obvious sign of talent is dancing around trying to express some form of sincerity with some song totally lacking in melody and seemingly having the same beat and tempo as the preceding one.
So at Yesterday & Today Records we just do not embrace this at all. Why should we, it is not country music. We offer you an alternate universe if you like where everything we have is good and is country…real country music where the “now taboo” subjects of drinkin’, lying’ and cheatin’ are still embraced and where tradition and sincerity are a must have ingredient. We get the independent labels from Nashville and Texas where talent and great songs rule. Where the needs of country music fans are satisfied, where artists such as Merle Haggard are kings and great songs rule. If you like we are the Choice Magazine for country music fans and I don’t mean those who turn the CMT on all day every day and think they enjoy it.
So settle back and have a read. If you are convinced you are a real fan then take our word for what is great and reap the reward. By all means give us a call if unsure. If you are a Merle Haggard fan you will love Kenny Seratt, if you are a Ray Price fan you will love Darrell McCall. If you are a Connie Smith or Loretta Lynn fan you will love the likes of Heather Myles and Amber Digby. If you are worried that you haven’t heard them, don’t! Fans of traditional country music will unreservedly love what we carry.
You will find a great selection of cds from $5 in our sales section. No rubbish, and they are genuine bargains. So settle back, rest a spell take your shoes off and give the list a peruse. Thank you.
2009 Albums of the Year
1. Ron Williams – The Longer You’re Gone.$30 Ron for the uninitiated is the son of Leona Williams, who of course was married for a time to Merle Haggard. Now, having Merle as a step dad may not have been all smooth sailing but it certainly instilled a spirit of true country music greatness in Ron. If he had been around at the end of the 80s he would have been on a major label and as good and popular as say Ricky Van Shelton. He has it all. Good looks and those peculiarly personal country music nuances that make for individuality and superb country. A must.
2. Dotty Jack – With Every Heartbeat $30 Just superb.
3. Joey Allcorn – All Alone Again $30 The best Hank III or Wayne the Train album ever is this. That demeans Joey but it is true. If you like Wayne or Hank III you are guaranteed to love this.
4. Darrell McCall – Keeping With Tradition
5. Jake Hooker – Lost Along the Way $30 the superb vocalist is equally adept as a band leader and musician.
6. Amber Digby – Another Way to Live
Reissue of the Year
Mel Street - “Mel Street/ Country Soul” $34
Sons of the Pioneers/Roy Rogers – Complete Commercial Recordings 1934-1943 $240
Two different era, the classic honky tonk of Mel Street and the unsurpassed trio singing of Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers.
Best Roots/Americana Album
Loudon Wainwright III “High wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project” 2cds + stunning package $35
For a small contrast this is the Swedish Cowboy’s Top 5
Kenny Seratt “The Best Of Kenny Seratt” $30
The reactivated Hillside label has been a blessing in this world where real country music is hard to find. Many bought and loved the “Hillside Country” cd from last year. Most of those were absolutely in awe of Kenny Seratt. Here was a man who sang like Merle Haggard and in his own right was every bit as good as the man. Merle himself has been quoted as saying “ Kenny sang like Lefty & me way before I did!”. The good news is we now have this superb cd. It came out right at the end of December in 2009 so technically it is a 2009 release but realistically a 2010 release and you would almost call the rest of 2010 off and proclaim this album of the year right now. A few years ago I had a cd by an indie guy called Rick Stancil. Now the cd was good but I could help remarking that one track, “Just a Damn Good Drinking Song” was as good as example of that fabulous honky tonk sub-set that I had ever heard, well lo & behold it was a Kenny Seratt song and the original is here! There is a mix of originals and covers. Some of the originals are by songwriters S Stone & J Cunningham. The latter could be the bloke who wrote the David Allan Coe classic “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile”, as his & Stone’s “I Found Heaven in a Texas Honky Tonk” is a highlight in an album where nothing is less than a highlight. He does a wonderful job on the Tommy Collins song, recorded by Merle Haggard, “Goodbye Comes Hard to Me”. He has the voice and the songs. Why wasn’t he the biggest star in country music? As the late Benny Hill so often said , “How do you define the intangerine?”. So friends, you get 17 songs and so it is like getting 1 ½ of the best albums Merle Haggard or Lefty Frizzell ever recorded. He is that good. Just amazing. Justin Trevino, who is no slouch himself, reports that on a recent benefit show in Texas, where the absolute crème de la crème of Texas artists performed, Kenny Seratt absolutely stole the show. Said Justin, “People were asking who was he and where has he been!”. Well, you can find out. As far as I know he only ever had one lp (though a few singles of which only one made the Top 40) and now this cd. As good as it gets…maybe even better.
Mickey Newbury “Live at the Hermitage” DVD $38 Now, sometimes it is hard to understand how an artist such as the aforementioned Kenny Seratt is a virtual unknown, but twice as hard to work out how Mickey Newbury could have made it given that his lifestyle was not conducive to being discovered and now that he is gone the handling of his material in the hands of his somewhat less than functional family. Good news though is that it is being handled by someone who is a little better than the family member who was handling things last year when in the end we had to give up on obtaining his product. So things are kind of on track, or so it seems. The dvd, recorded in Tennessee’s Hermitage ballroom goes for a mighty 147 minutes and features Mickey performing all his best known songs including “American Trilogy”, “Cortelia Clark”, “Just Dropped In” and “Frisco Mabel Joy” a joyous song about a woman of the night. 22 songs plus interview.
Mickey Newbury – “The Mickey Newbury Collection” 8Cds box set. $160 Nicely miniaturised and remastered versions of all his Elektra albums recorded between 1969 and 1981. The albums contained on this set are:
Again, because of the inconsistencies in supply (hopefully in the past) don’t dilly dally too long!
Billy Joe Shaver “Live from Luckenbach Texas” $30 DVD
on a fast train
**Billy Ed Wheeler – A Big Bag of Songs $28
New 28 track cd by a man who is known for his songs and appreciated by the aficionados for his recordings. His best known songs are “Jackson” and “The Reverend Mr Black”, both big hits for Johnny Cash (who also recorded other Billy Edd songs that are featured on this album such as “Blistered” and “After Taxes” and he himself is probably on more than a few compilations with his novelty “Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back”. Great songs and great storytelling are his trademarks and the original Monument recordings come up a treat. First time on cd.
**Troubled Troubadours – 27 Tales from the Dark and/or Strange Side of the Tracks. $28 Lust, murder, depravity, alienation, war and credit cards!! All our favourite subjects! Great bunch of rare songs by great artists. Marty Robbins sings of a man who is going to meet his maker from the electric chair, Dolly is placing her final steps high above “The Bridge”, and no folks she is not there just to admire the view, and so on. Many and varied but classic examples of political correctness.
1. Marty Robbins - The Chair
2. Waylon Jennings - Delia’s Gone
3. Dolly Parton - The Bridge
4. Lorene Mann - Hide My Sin (A.b.o.r.t.i.o.n N.e.w Y.o.r.k)
5. Mark Slade - Are They Gonna Shoot God?
6. Dolly Parton - Daddy Come And Get Me
7. Porter Wagoner - Waldo The Weirdo
8. Bobby Bare - Big Ben Colson
9. Roger Miller - The Animal Of Man
10. Justin Tubb - The Family Way
11. Hank Williams Jr. - No Meaning And No End
12. Justin Tubb - The River Road Mystery
13. Norma Jean - Teddy Bear Song
14. Lawton Williams - Cold, Cold Hands
15. Trooper Jim Foster - Four Chrome Wheels
16. Henson Cargill - Daddy, What’s A Tree?
17. Hank Williams Jr. - The Rainmaker
18. Arlene Harden - Congratulations (You Sure Made A Man Out Of Him)
19. Hugh X. Lewis - War Is Hell
20. Autry Inman - The Ballad Of Two Brothers
21. Stonewall Jackson - Push The Panic Button
22. Bobby Bare - Your Credit Card Won’t Get You Into Heaven
23. Homer and Jethro - I Crept Into The Crypt and Cried
24. Lester Flatt - I Can’t Tell The Boys From The Girls
25. Homer And Jethro - I Couldn’t Spell “Pffft”
26. Roger Miller - Whistle Stop
27. Burl Ives - The Times They Are A Changin’
Due soon from Omni
**Dolly Parton – Fairest of Them All/ My Favorite Songwriter Porter Wagoner (two of her best on a single cd with bonus tracks)
**Porter Wagoner – What Ain’t to Be Just Might Happen/ Sings His Own
(two albums on a single cd with bonus tracks).
**Best sellers from Omni. All come with the highest recommendation
-Tommy Cash – Rise & Shine/ Six White Horses 2 0n 1
- Lorne Greene – The Man
- Henson Cargill – On the Road: The Mega Years Plus
- Johnny Paycheck – Nowhere to Run (this is in the bargains…don’t miss the best George Jones style singer ever…may be even better than George. Don’t judge him on “Take This Job & Shove It”. That was different to this as chalk & cheese.
**Augie Meyers – “Country” $30 Forever and a day the co-cort of the late and extremely great Doug Sahm. Also a fabulous musician on keyboards as well as accordion. Whereas Flaco played the button accordion Augie played the piano style squeeze accordion and Flaco himself was in awe of his great talent thereon. He incorporates his Tex Mex stylings (well he is from San Antonio). He balances the crying in your beer style admirably with the uptempo swinging style. “I’d Be Ashamed” I a waltz. For fans of the Texas Tornados and Dog Sahm.
**Heather Myles: In The Wind $30 This is the review of the great Swedish Cowboy. Reason I can’t review it is I never had the opportunity as the first lot went like hotcakes and I still have a few orders to fill. BUT, I never figured that Heather would be so darn hopeless at promoting her own product. This is the first fully independent cd she has put out. The first on her own label. But if you go that way you have to have the product to send and you don’t say you have shipped it when you patently haven’t. So, I am waiting for more stock and that should be here by middle of the month. Soif you want one get in early. This next lot will probably be the last unless Miss Heather wises up. Here is the Swedish Cowboy’s review. Sometimes he reviews like a doctor writing a prescription but you get the idea…it is a great album. “Heather is the real thing. There is not a bad track here, and all bar 3 songs are originals. However, the final track, a blues with biting blues guitar and plenty of organ, doesn’t really fit in, and #3 is a slowie with plenty of organ! The title track is a bit on the weak side too, so not everything is tops. There are still plenty of great songs and the singing as well as the backing is generally excellent, so this platter is still another goodie from our Heather. Let’s hope the next one doesn’t take as long as this one took. It’s a long time since we last heard from her.”
Did You Stop Loving me
NOTE: The next lot will be hopefully here next week. Do not miss out.
**Gene Watson “Matters of the Heart: Best of the MCA Years” $30 There has been precious little available of Gene Watson’s MCA recordings. This new UK cd changes that and full marks must go to the compilers who have done a sterling job with this 20 tracker. There are the classics “Fourteen Carat Mind”, “Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget”, the raunchy honky tonker “You’re Just Another Beer Drinking Song” plus great album tracks such as “Three”, “From Cotton to Satin”, “Til Melinda Comes Around” etc . Great and welcome selection by one of the most popular artists we have ever carried.
**Cal Smith – “The Best of Cal Smith” $30. This is the first and only cd of Cal Smith’s original MCA recordings. There have been two earlier cds, both re-recordings but these are the originals. The 3 number ones are all here; “The Lord Knows I’m Drinking”, “Country Bumpkin” and “It’s Time to Pay the Fiddler”plus other favourites such as “Jason’s Farm”, “Between Lust and Watching TV”, “An Hour and a Six Pack”, “Macarthur’s Hand”, “Bits & Pieces of Life” etc. 16 must have tracks and again all the originals.
**Amber Digby “Another way to Live” $30 Amber is as close as it gets to royalty in the Yesterday and Today Records Palace of Musical perfection. 12 new songs and for the first time we get some Amber originals, of which the best is “Lie to Him”, an absolute classic cowritten with the significantly great Justin Trevino. Amber’s father, Dicky Overby contributes some wonderful steel guitar lines. If you haven’t heard Dicky play steel you simply haven’t heard one of the very best. As good as it gets. But in reflection is it as good as “After it Break”, a wonderful song about the demise of a relationship (with some great mandolin hidden in the mix). Or is “Soul Survivor” (perhaps autobiographical?) the winner in the Amber writes. Let’s say they are all great. Dicky Overby’s superb “Wrong Number” must also qualify as an original. Classic song. The covers are all great too. Amber’s status as a classic vocalist is enforced again on Jack Clement’s great “Just Someone I Used to Know”. There are doubting Thomases everywhere. If I said Amber was as good as anyone in the history of country music then they would say I was wrong. Did you see the audition Susan Boyle did for “You Think You’ve Got Talent”?? The entire place was prepared to laugh at her but she shut them up when she sang. Doubters, are you game enough to have Amber shut you up!! Superb co-production with Justin Trevino. What a talent.
Amber’s other albums:
*Music from the Honky Tonks $30
*Here Comes the Teardrops $30
*Passion Pride & What Might Have Been $30
**Darrell McCall “Keeping With Tradition” $30 Amazing album. The Heart of Texas crew of Jake Hooker on Bass, Dickey Overby on Steel, Hank Singer on fiddle is as godo as the famous A team. Of all the Ray Price inspired vocalists I have no doubt that Darrell McCall is the best. Darrell’s kids Guyanne (as a songwriter) and Cody (as harmony vocalist) make substantial contributions. Darrell’s endlessly tuneful voice is as good as it ever was. “Hello Out There” is a wonderfully pretty waltz. As pretty a melody as you would ever hear and some wonderful Grady Martin style acoustic guitar to boot. Justin Trevino, who continues to amaze with his production talents has again masterminded a wonderful recording. He joins Darrell on the George Jones/Roger Miller song “That’s the Way I Feel”. Again, I have to mention Dicky Overby on steel. “The Kind of Love” is an excellent western swing tune, by sometimes Wills’ fiddler Jesse Ashlock. Great and then some and what’s more Heart of Texas have reissued 2 of Darrell’s excellent albums from the early 90s on 1 cd:
“A Way to Survive & All I Did was Fall in Love”. Both were on the Artrap label and just wonderful. The former has one of his best ever songs in “Christmas in Cell #9” and the latter has a great duet with his very talented wife, Mona McCall, who appeared on the Opry as part of the Carol Lee singers (silly old Cosmic Cowboy though they were the Clair Poole singers…). Two gems now on 1 cd for $30
**Curtis Potter/Tony Booth/ Darrell McCall “The Survivors”. $30 My late dad was the very opposite of my mother and I. He had zero musical appreciation, well as little as humanly possible, so it came as a surprise when he said he liked anyone. It actually happened twice, so I dare say his compliments weren’t torrent like. The first (actually second chronologically) was when he heard Curtis Potter sing with Willie Nelson on “Six Days in Pedernales” (a copy of which appears in the sale section). Well, lo & behold, this gem reminds me how right he was. These 3 are great vocalists. Tony Booth, a fine fettle of a man, was on Capitol Records as a contemporary of Buck Owens. All three are influenced by Ray Price but each has his own distinct voice. Darrell is not generally known as a writer (even though he did write the big Hank Williams Junior hit “Eleven Roses”) but shows he still has it with the great “Whiskey Man” . The classic “It Is No Secret” is superbly handled with each man trading lines. The sign of a true talent is when they can weave their magic on something we are familiar with and give it new life. A surplus of riches. **Incidentally the only other artist my father actually said he liked was Leonard Cohen, who he affectionately referred to as “Ikey” Cohen” (now before anyone goes and complains about racial epithets this was also what his high school English teacher was called by all & sundry)…So there!
**Landon Dodd “Call of the Wine” $30 Great voice, songs and album and not surprisingly on Heart of Texas label, who we would almost consider the new Hightone, in that everything on the label has a quality that is impossible to bypass. And this has 2 examples of that staple of country music, the duet. And how special they are! “We’re Off and Loving Again” is a Leona Williams’ song and the great lady duets on it…superbly. BUT, sounding like Tim Shaw, there is till more and that is “Mr Right & Mrs Wrong” with Amber Digby (credited as Mrs Wrong). A wonderful jaunty song about a mismatched relationship. The dynamic Bobby Flores is superb. “Face the Music” is a great honky tonk number. It is also a must.
*Arnold, Eddy “Memorial Best” $35 Japan pressing 25 tracker. Superb sound and selection.
*Tony Booth – Is This All There is $30
*Tony Booth – The Essential $30 first is last year recordings, the second
from his time on Capitol label. Both are great.
* Richie Furay Band – Alive 2cds $35
* Richie Furay The Heartbeat of Love $35 The first is a live retrospective by the former Poco & Buffalo Springfield member. And the second was his first non religious recording in many yearswith a wonderful book style cover. Just great.
* Lucas Hudgins – The World Left is Mine $30 Great honlky tonk produced by Dave Biller in Texas.
*Dotty Jack – Texan in a Stetson $30
*Bobby Marquez – Bobby Marquez $30 Great new singer who almost steals the show on the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree dvd
*Myles, Heather – “Just Like Old Times” $30 …her debut on Hightone.
Someone asked me about this.
*Roy Orbison – Sings/Im Memphis/Milestones 2cds $35 3 albums on 2 cds, the middle album includes his much sought version of “Danny Boy”.
*Kimmie Rhodes & Willie Nelson – Picture in a Frame $30 Duets!
*Johnny Rodriguez & Johnny Bush – Texas Legends $30
*Linda Ronstadt “The Capitol Years” 2cds Her 4 Capitol albums plus 5 bonus tracks on a great sounding double disc. What a country singer!
*Leon Russell _ Best Of Hank Wilson $30 (22 collection of songs by Leon’s country alter-ego)
*Leon Russell – “Bad Country” $30 Wow, a Leon country album we missed. Well it is on his own label. Seems it was recorded 2003 except the title track (which Leon fans will be reminded of “Me & Baby Jane”, a great song from Carney). So it is varying in its country-ness. “Honky tonk Dream” is pretty much the pure deal!!
**Starline rhythm Boys “Masquerade for a Heartache” $28 A follow up to their great Live at Charlie O’s album for the rockin’ hillbillies!
**Jerry Webb – There’s a Song in That $30 (all originals and all honky tonk)
Bear Family Records News
The great German label will be fairly quiet for the beginning of the year with a few releases but then they will have a big lot of releases in March. As always we get Bear Family cds directly from Bear Family and the March releases will be here a day or so after their release, along with the February releases. So please call as soon as you spot something to your fancy.
*DVD Town Hall Party March 28 1959 $35 The line up is outstanding on this 87 minute dvd with the headliner being Leon McAuliffe, along with Faron Young, the fabulous Gordon Terry, Skeets McDonald, Tex Ritter, Rose Lee & Joe Maphis, Collins Kids, Johnny Bond etc.
*DVD Town Hall Party July 25th & August 15th 1959. This 114 minute dvd features Merle Travis, Martha Carson, the fabulous blind musician Jimmy Pruett (who steals the show on previous issues he has been on), Gene Vincent (!) plus most from the previous volume, and I am keen to see Gordon Terry do “Tennessee Stud” and more of the great Jimmy Pruett.
**DVD Town Hall Party August 29th and September 5th 1959. 92 minute dvd features the regulars from the previous 2 volumes plus Bob Luman, Freddie Hart, the great Lefty Frizzell and an appearance by Fred Maddox. That is something I am looking forward to seeing.
The Town Hall Party DVDS are always entertaining with great restored picture and sound quality. Everyone who has bought them in the past want one thing and that is MORE of them.
* CD Jimmy Donley “The Shape You Left Me In” $32 A New Orleans based singer and musician he had 6 of his songs recorded by fellow New Orleans resident Fats Domino. Unlike the amiable Fats he was an angry young man, at least when he was drunk (and Bear Family points out he was always drinking), so the title track takes on an additional meaning. He recorded for Decca Nashville and all his recordings are included here.
* CD Big Jeff Bess “Tennessee Home Brew” $35 digipak including 88 page book. Jeff was the husband of “Tootsie” and yes he founded the iconic Nashville institution “Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge”. He was also a radio legend and his performing band featured members of the Nashville a team. His most famous song was “Step it Up and Go” and is featured here as are vintage radio performances and 32 tracks in all. The notes say pure country and swinging hillbilly. Sounds good.
* CD Jimmy Edwards “Love Bug Crawl” $32 Complete recordings and a full discography by Colin Escott. Features his entire output. His title track was a country music top 10 on Mercury records and was so successful he was sent out on tour with Buddy Holly & the Everly Brothers.
* CD “A Girl Named Johnny Cash: an Album of Tribute Songs”. Always popular this is a gam as it features a bunch of previously unreleased recordings by one of country music’s greatest vocalists, the highly Frizzell and Haggard influenced Stoney Edwards. Stoney performs no less than 9 tributes:
The title track is from the recording of Jane Morgan, and is both a tribute and answer song. Haggard chips in with a fine couple in “Leonard”, his tribute to Tommy Collins and “Goodbye Lefty”. And then there is the old favourite “The Ballad of Johnny Cash” by the fabulous Gordon Terry. This cd should be in everyone’s collection for sure!!
* CD Smiley Lewis “Smiley Rocks” $35 The new Orleans artist so readily identified with the great Fats Domino and a famous artist in his own right with songs such as “I Hear You Knocking” which was revived and was a big hit for Dave Edmunds. This is a 35 track gem which covers his classic Imperial label recordings.
* CD Ramblin’ Jack Elliott “At Lansdowne Studios London, these recordings date from 1955 when Jack was at the centre of the folk revival movement and date through 1959 when Jack returned to England where he recorded an album of songs by Jimmie Rodgers and Woody Guthrie. This cd has 33 tracks and has 5 previously unissued recordings, not that any of this has been available on cd before. $32
* CD Christine Kittrell “Call Her Name” $32 inc, 40 pg booklet A versatile singer who was part of the R & B face of NAshvilel in the 40s and 50s. She recorded for the Tennessee, Republic, Champion, Vee-Jay, Hit/Spar and Federal labels and on several tracks is backed by Little Richard.
March Releases CDS
**Buck Owens – Open Up Your Heart 7 cds + 120pg hard cover book. The second volume in Bear Family’s continuing Buck Owens reissue series includes everything recorded between 1965 and 1968 and also includes the Buckaroos albums. It was Buck Owens who had personally organised with Bear Family to reissue his complete works as only they can. This was Buck’s most successful period with all singles going to number 1 on the charts. They include gems such as “Waiting in Your Welfare Line”, “Sam’s Place”, “Open Up Your Heart” as well as the theme song “Buckaroo”. All up has 249 tracks with a running time of around 7 ½ hours. So, as always we say Bear Family is not cheap but there is imply nothing but quality and with so much great music they are cheaper than a plumber!! $270
**Carl Smith – “Hey Joe: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight” $32 Sad to report Carl Smith passed away at the end of January. This collection of his uptempo and semi rockabilly songs features 34 songs and clocks in at an impressive 80 minutes. It includes the duet he did with his then wife, June Carter, on “Time’s a Wastin’”, and he really rocks out on “Cut Across Shorty”. All the great Smith hits such as “Loose Talk”, “Go Boy Go”, “Trademark”, “Doggone it Baby I’m in Love” are all here. Sadly, a very timely release.
**Johnny Horton “The Ballads of Johnny Horton” $35 Deluxe digipak presentation. The Bear Family box of Johnny Horton is now out of print. Whilst he made his name with mainly uptempo songs his great voice was equally adept at the ballads and this has 25 with a running time of just under 70 minutes. Horton had surprisingly few hits in his lifetime and generally the a-side was an uptempo number. The b side was often a ballad and included well known Horton songs such as “Whispering Pines” and the fabulous “All for the Love of a Girl” plus lesser known songs such as “Counterfeit Love” and “The Mansion You Stole”. It also includes some of his peerless story songs like “Commanche (the Brave Horse)” and “When It’s Springtime in Alsaka (It’s 40 Below). Bring it on!
**Smoke that Cigarette: Pleasure to Burn $35 deluxe digipak This is gonna go straight on the must haves list. 32 tracks and over 85 minutes of songs about smoking, both the pleasures and evils and consequences of. The issue of cigarettes as a health hazard has only been of fairly recent origins. It was also seen as something socially unacceptable for women (in certain areas) and this includes a 1939 recording by Rev. J M Gates about the evils of a “Smoking Woman in the Street” and whilst it sticks mainly to country tracks there is a selection of pop gems included such as Peggy Lee’s “Don’t Smoke in Bed” and Johnny Ray’s “Coffee and Cigarettes”. There are only a few obvious choices such as Tex Williams “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette” and Patsy Cline’s “Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray”, the majority will be things most will be unfamiliar with and even includes a Slim Dusty track ‘Sad Cigarette”.
The notes are by music historian Hank Davis and include vintage advertisements.
Woody “You’re Barking Up the Wrong Tree” $25 This is Bear Family’s first ever
ep and has 11 songs on it, 9 by Don and two he wrote, Brenda Lee’s first single
“Bigelow 6-200” (the b-side of “Jambalaya”) and Billy Eustis “The Rope”. This
is issued as Don Woody is going to appear at a big rockabilly festival in 2010.
His 4 Decca rockabilly tracks (which also appear on Vols 2 & 6 of “That’ll
Flat Git It”) are as good as anything you’d ever hear and feature the guitar of
Grady Martin. “Morse Code” may be the best of the lost and belies the belief
that all rockabilly tracks are of a frantic uptempo nature. Opening with a
great slap bass (that emulates the sound of morse code), this is a classic
through and through. For anyone who doesn’t have the abovementioned
**Rudy Grazzell “Lets Get Wild” $32 First ever cd by a man revered in rockabilly circles but equally able to perform classic country. This has 32 tracks clocking in over 80 minutes and features his recordings for Starday, Capitol, Sun, Abbott & Award. Like Don Woody he will also be at the 2010 “Viva Las Vegas” rockabilly festival. He was responsible for 2 of rockabilly’s most defining moments in “Don’t Mess with My Ducktail” and “Let’s Get Wild” and includes his cover of the classic “Hearts of Stone”. He was a wild man as well and the notes include details of his singing “Ducktail” to a group of women in a cemetery. Now, that will be good!!
**Jack Earls & the Jimbos “Slow Down: The Sun Years plus” 2 cds $45 Includes all his Sun recordings plus previously unissued tracks as well as recordings made when he moved from Memphis to Michigan where he become a local legend. Runs to over 2 hours (including a 23 minute interview) and features 41 tracks.
**The Treniers – Rock $35 The Treniers were one of rock an roll’s greatest performers incorporating great dance moves in their stage act as well as a sound that was highly influential on Bill Haley & the Comets. As such they were in demand for movies such as “The Girl Can’t Help It” and “Don’t Knock the RocK”. They were also one of the first groups to make a living performing in Las Vegas. Because of their performance schedule they were probably not able to get as many records made as they should have and so this 82 minute cd is a real pearl for rock and roll fans. The song “It Rocks! It Rolls! It swings!” sums them up beautifully. Also includes the rather ribald “PoonTang’ as well as “Rock-a Beatin’ Boogie” which was given to them with great admiration from Bill Haley. Do yourself a favour and type in Treniers on youtube!
**The Sound of Tiki $35 with 52 page booklet in deluxe digipak. This is the sound of lounge music and was something that all hi fi nuts went (well) nutty over. Includes selections from Martin denny, Arthur Lyman, Les Baxter and more.
Bear Family Cds on hand
**George Jones “Walk Through This world With Me – The Complete Musicor Recordings Pt I” 5cds (142 songs) + book $180
**George Jones “Good Year for the Roses – the Complete Musicor RecordingsPt II” 4 cds (131 songs) + book $150
**Sons of Pioneers & Roy Rogers “Way Out There – Complete Recordings 1934-1943” 6cds (182 songs) + absolutely stunning 160 page hard cover book. $240
**Jean Shepard – Melody Ranch Girl 5 cds (151 songs) + book. Her great Capitol recordings $180
**Marty Robbins “Under Western Skies – Complete Western Recordings” 4 cds (102) tracks + book (with all the lyrics) $150
**Johnny Cash “Come Along & Ride This Train” 4cds +book $120
**Foley, Red – Sugarfoot Rag (30 tks) $32
**Frizzell, Lefty – Steppin’ Our (35 tks) $32
**Haggard, Merle – Same Train Different Time – Jimmie Rodgers Tribute
29 tks $32
**Hawkins, Hawkshaw – Car Hoppin’ Mama (33 tks) $32
**King, Pee Wee – Blue Suede Shoes (30 tks) $32
**Luman, Bob – Rocks (36 tks) $35 deluxe package
**McDonald, Skeets – Heart Breakin’ Mama (33tks) $32
**Maddox Brothers & Rose – Ugly & Slouchy (30tks) $32
**Miller, Ned – From a Jack to a King (31tks) $32
**Pierce, Webb – High Geared Daddy (32 tks) $32
**Pitney, Gene & George Jones – Duets (31tks) $32
**Rainwater, Marvin – Whole Lotta Woman (26tks) $32
**Scott, Jack – Rocks (26 tks) $35 deluxe package
**Snow, Hank – The Goldrush Is Over (30) $32
**Tubb, Ernest – Thirty Days (30 tks) $32
**Various: Shit Happens 25 classic songs of tragedy (or so some would say) each illustrated and great $38 super deluxe packaging and it includes Ferlin Husky’s “Drunken Driver”.
**Various: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (30 tks) $32 Fantastic collection of upbeat country songs.
**Various: Dim Lights Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music 1953 (28 tks)
**Various: Dim Lights Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music 1954 (28 tks)
** Various: Dim Lights Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music 1955 (31 tks)
each $35 Amazing deluxe each in bound book form.
Note: Will incorporate a lot of honky tonk and alternate titles which we have listed separately in the past. OOP means out of print means rare!
All prices as marked.
Allen, Terry Lubbock on Everything $20
Allen, Terry Smoking the Dummy/Bloodlines $18
Alverson, Tommy Live Again $18
Alvin,Dave Best of the Hightone Year $18
Anderson, Bill The Definitive Collection $20
Arnold, Eddy Have Guitar will Travel $18
Atkins, Chet/Mark Knopfler Neck & Neck $15
Atkins, Chet Night Atlanta Burned/ First Nashville
Guitar Quartet 2on1 $15
Axton, Hoyt Gotta Keep Rollin’ 1979-81 $15
Axton, Hoyt Joy to World/Country Anthem $18 2on1
Ballew, Michael Live at Gruehne Hall (Bear Family) $20
Banford, Kevin & Bakersfield Boys King of Thrift Store Cowboys $18
Top notch honky tonk!! For Dwight fans!
Bare, Bobby Columbia Years: Bare’s Picks $20
Barker, Aaron/Curtis Wayne Straight from Horse’s Mouth $20
Two great writer’s Texas indie.
Barnett, Mandy Platinum Collection $18 2 on 1
Bekka & Billy Bekka & Billy $18 (Bramlett & Burnette)
Bell, Knut & Blue Collars Honkahillarockabilly $20 Superb indie!
Bella, Mike Lost in the Shuffle $18
Bellamy Brothers Jesus is Coming $18
Berg, Matreca Lying to the Moon $18
Berg, Matreca Sunday Morning to Saturday Night $18
Great singer as well as Nashville’s best
female writer. Appeal for Emmylou fans.
Big Sandy & Fly Rite Trio On the Go $18
Big Sandy & Fly Rite Boys Feelin’ Kinda Lucky $18
Blue Line Riders Blue Line Riders $18 (great indie)
Bogguss, Suzy Somewhere Between $20 classic!
Booker, Patty Fire & Brimstone $20 Great west coast
singer, appeal to Heather Myles fans.
Boone, Larry Get in Line $15
Boxmasters Modbilly 2cd box $20 Great cd by Billy
Bob Thornton. 1 cd originals and 1 of
Brown, Greg Dream City: Essential Vol 2 1997-2006
2 cds including one of unreleased. $25
Brown, Greg Covenant $18
Brown, Junior Long Walk Back to San Antone $15
Brown, Junior Semi Crazy $15
Brown, Junior Live at Continental Club $20
Brown, Junior Down Home Chrome $20 (Telarc!)
Browns Their Complete Hits $18
Burch, Paul Still Your Man $18
Burgess, Sonny When in Texas $18
Burgess, Sonny Stronger $18
Burgess, Sonny Have You Got a Song Like That $20
Not the Sun artist but superb young
Texas honky tonker.
Burnett, T Bone T Bone Burnett $20 Classic with just
T Bone & Jerry Douglas
Bush, Johnny Talk to My Heart $20
Bush, Johnny Lost Highway saloon $20
Bush, Johnny Sings Bob Wills $18
Butler, Carl & Pearl Don’t Let Me Cross Over $18 (great)
Buttercup Evil For You $18
Campbell, Scotty Damned If I Recall $20
Campbell, Scotty Smokin’ & Drinkin’ $20 Great Canadian
honky tonker who would appeal to Dale
Watson fans (and isn’t that everybody?)
Campbell, Stacy Hurt City $18
Cannon, Melanie And the wheels Turn $18
Carter Family Country Music Hall of Fame $18
Cartwright, Lionel Miles & Years $20 (indie)
Carlisle, Bill Rough & Rowdy Hillbilly of the Thirties
Featuring Cliff Carlisle $20 (25 tracks)
Casello, Chris Done Moved On $18 honky tonk indie
Plays a la Jimmy Bryant /Speedy West!
Cash, Johnny Ultimate Gospel $18
Cash, Johnny Mystery of Life $20 (brilliant Mercury cd)
Cash, Johnny I Walk the Line/Little Fauss & Big Halsy \ Bear Family 2 on 1 $20
Cash, Johnny Travelling Cash $18 (Bear Family)
Cash, Johnny We the People $20 An American
Bicentennial project also with Limeliters
Cash, Johnny Country Classics 3cd set $35 Now out of
print. Has 65 CBS tracks including some
very hard to get on cd titles eg The Baron
Cash, Rosanne At the Bottom Line $18
Chaffin, Ernie Laughin’ & Jokin’ The Sun Years Plus $20
Chesnutt, Mark Too Cold at Home $18 Officially one of
the top 5 country cds we have ever had.
Chesnutt, Mark Greatest Hits $18
Chesnutt, Mark Top Marks: His First 20 Hits $22 OOP
Clark, Guy Someday the Song Writes You $20
Clark, Guy Cold Dog Soup $18
Clark, Guy The Dark
Clark, Guy Dublin Blues $20
Clark, Guy Best of the Sugar Hill Years $18
Clark, Guy Boats to Build $20
Clark, Guy Essential $18
Clark, Sanford Shades $20 (Bear Family)
Cline, Patsy Live at Cimarron ballroom $15
Cline, Patsy Birth of a Star $15
Coe, David Allan 16 Biggest Hits $18
Coe, David Allan Human Emotions/Spectrum VII $20 Bear Family
Coe, David Allan Ghost of Hank Williams $18
Coe, David Allan 20 Road Music Hits $20 Truckin’ OOP
Coe, David Allan Recommended for Airplay $20
Coe, David Allan Johnny Cash is a Friend of Mine $18
Coe, David Allan 20 Greatest Hits $20
Coe, David Allan The Perfect Country & Western Song $15
Coe, David Allan Whoopsy Daisy $22 2cds Coe reads his
Biography…to laugh or to cry??
Coe, David Allan Biketoberfest $20
Coe, David Allan Sings Merle Haggard $15
Coe, David Allan Live $18
Coe, David Allan For the Soul & Mind Demos 71-74 $22
Cd + dvd
Coe, David Allan Penitentiary Blues $18 (reissue)
Coe, David Allan Nothing Sacred $15 Last one ever!
Cowan, Mike Easy Chair $18 Great honky tonk
Cox, Bill Rough & Rowdy Hillbilly of the 30s $20
Colter, Jesse Out of the Ashes $18 OOP
Confederate Railroad Confederate Railroad $18 Officially one of
the top 5 country cds we have ever had.
Cooper, Wilma Lee & Stoney 24 Greatest All Time Hits $18
Cryner, Bobbie Girl of your Dreams $18
Dalley, Amy Its Time $18
Dalton, Lacy j Best (Capitol label) $18
Dalton, Lacy J Greatest Hits (CBS label) $18
Davis, Link Big Mamou $20 Bear Family cajun.
Dean, Lonnie/ Will Taylor Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles $20
Dekle, Mike Fine Tuned $18
Deal, Kevin Seven $20
Dement, Iris Infamous Angel $20
Dement, Iris My Life $20
Dement, Iris The Way I Should $20
Dement, Iris Lifeline $20
Diffie, Joe A Thousand Winding Roads $18
Diffie, Joe Ultimate collection $20 (20 tracks)
Dixons Still Your Fool $20 very Dwightish
Duff, Mary Just a Country Girl $15
Duff, Mary The Ultimate Collection 2cd $20
Duff, Mary 1998 Tour Souvenir $20 2cd
Duff, Mary Heartbreaker $15
Duff, Mary Time After Time $15
Duncan, Johnny It Couldn’t Have Been Any Better $18 inc
duets with Janie Fricke.
Dunn, Holly Blue Rose of Texas $18
Dusty, Slim Land of Lots of Time/Song of Australia
2 cds $18
Dusty, Slim Pubs, Trucks & Plains 3cds $25 OOP
Dusty, Slim Australia Is His Name 3cds $20
Dusty, Slim A Land He Calls His Own 3cd $28 OOP
Eaglesmith, Fred Dusty $18
Earle/Van Zandt/Clark Live at Bluebird Café $18
Earle, Steve Transcendental Blues 2cds $18
Earle, Steve Ain’t Ever Satisfied 2cds $20
Earle, Steve The Mountain (w. Del Mccoury) $20
Edgar, W C Alcohol of Fame $20
Edwards, Don Kin to the Wind $18 (Marty Robbins trib)
Edwards, Don Best $15
Edwards, Don Saddle Songs 2cds $20
Edwards, Don Moonlight & Skies $18
Edwards, Don Going Back to Texas $15
Ely, Joe Twistin’ in the Wind $18
Ely, Joe Time for Travellin’: Best V 2 $20 19tks
Ethel & Shameless Hussies Born to Burn $22 (Kacey Jones)
Evans, Sara Three Chords & the Truth $18 classic!
Everly Brothers Sing Great Country/Gone Gone Gone $18
Faithfull, Marianne Faithless $18 Her superb country album. “Dreamin’ My Dreams” was copied by
Colleen Hewitt & was number 1 in
Australia but Marianne’s leaves it for
Feller, Dick Centaur of Attention $20 His only ever cd
on his own label. Includes “Biff”
Fender, Freddy Before the Next Teardrop Falls $20 23
Rarities in English.
Fender, Freddy Canciones De Mi barrio $20 24 early
tracks in Spanish on Arhoolie label.
Flores, Rosie Rosie Flores $20 her classic WB debut
w. Wanda Jackson & Carl Perkins.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie 6000 Sunset Boulevard $20 Brilliant
Collection from radio shows with Speedy
` West. Superb sound.
Friedman, Kinky Sold American 30th Anniversary Ed. $20
Frizzell, David Very Best $20 (all the original recording)
Frizzell, Davis/Shelley West Very Best $20 ( ditto)
Frizzell, Lefty Look What Thoughts Will Do $25 2cds GH
Gatlin, Larry Pilgrimage $20 (2009)
Gill, Vince The Key $18 Officially one of
the top 5 country cds we have ever had.
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale Spinning Round the Sun $20 OOP
Glaser, Tompall The Rogue (Bear Family) $20
Gorka, John So Dark You See $20
Gosdin, Vern Chiselled in stone $20 Officially one of
the top 5 country cds we have ever had.
In fact #1!
Gosdin, Vern The Gospel Album $20
Gosdin, Vern Late & Great Voice $20 (2009 gem but
Classic unreleased mid 90s recordings)
Gosdin, Vern Out of My Heart $20
Gosdin, Vern Till The End $18
Gosdin, Vern 10 Years of Greatest Hits Newly
Griffith, Nanci Poet in My Window $20
Griffith, Nanci MCA Years Retrospective $20
Griffith, Nanci Best $20 similar to previous. This a UK
release and that a US release.
Guy, Charles Lee III Prisoner’s Dream $18 (Bear Family)
Haggard, Merle Going Where the Lonely Go $20
Haggard, Merle It’s All in the Game $20
Haggard, Merle For the Record 2cd 43 Hits Newly
Recorded $25 inc. duets w. Jewel
Haggard, Merle Roots Volume 1 $18
Haggard, Merle I’m a Lonesome Fugitive/Mama tried $18
Haggard, Merle From The King to the Barrooms $20 24 tk
UK compilation of the MCA Years
Haggard, Merle Big City $18 (expanded)
Hall, Tom T Ultimate Collection $20 (inc. his own
version of “Harper Valley PTA”)
Hall, Tom T Songs from Sopchoppy $20
Hancock, Butch/Jimmie Dale Gilmore Live in Australia $18
Hancock, Wayne That’s What Daddy Wants $20
Hancock, Wayne Thunderstorms & Neon Signs $20
Hard hat Dave And the Honky Tonk Knights $20 Ace!
Hanley, Geary The Comeback Trail $20
Hand, James The truth Will Set you Free $20
Hand, James Shadow on the Ground $20
Harris, D B Can I Return These Flowers $18
Harris, Emmylou Roses in the Snow $20 expanded
Harris, Emmylou At the Ryman $18 (with Nash Ramblers)
Harris, Emmylou Elite Hotel $20 expanded
Harris, Emmylou Blue Kentucky Girl $20 expanded
Harris, Emmylou Duets $18
Harris, Emmylou Trio $18 (with Dolly & Linda)
Harris, Emmylou Angel Band $18
Harris, Emmylou Ballad of Sally Rose $22
Harris, Emmylou Brand New dance $20
Harris, Kevin Where Am I Going $18
Hatchet Honky Tonk Night time Man $18 With the
best indie producer Mike Headrick!!
Hayden, Rodney Down the Road $18
Helm, Levon Electric Dirt $18
Henson, Weldon Trouble for Me $20
Hill, Arty & Long Gone Daddys Bar of Gold $20
Hill, Arty & Long Gone Daddys Back on the Rail $20
Hill, Arty & Long Gone Daddys Montgomery’s On My Mind $20
3 great indie honky tonk gems, with the
last a Hank Williams covers album. Nice.
Hill, Byron Ramblings $18
Hill, Byron Stay a While $20 Great Nashville writer.
Hill, Eddie The Hot Guitar $20 Bear Family
Hobbs, Becky Best of the Beckaroo $20 21 tracks
Hollister, Doug There is a Time $20
Howard, Harlan Country Hall of Fame $18 inc. “Sunday
Howard, Randy Best $20 Great outlaw cd 22 tks
Hoyle Brothers Back to the Door $20
Hoyle Brothers One More Draw $20 great honky tonk
Hunter, Billy D Country Souvenirs $18
Hunter, Billy D Inside Out $20
Hurd, Cornell At Large $20
Intveld, James Have Faith $18
Irby, Jerry Boppin Hillbilly Series $22 Great 26 tks
Including the classic “Driving Nails in My
Coffin” which he wrote.
Jackson, Alan Under the Influence $15
Jackson, Alan Hits Collection $20
Jackson, Alan Songs of Love & Heartache $22 (2 new
Songs plus hits collection) Exclusive to
Cracker Barrel stores.
Jackson, Alan Hits Collelction #2 $20 2cds
James, Frank All Over Again $18
James, Sonny Complete Columbia & Monument Hits $20
James, Winston & Drugstore Cowboys Hotter Than the Flame $20
Jennings, Waylon Full Circle $20
Jennings, Waylon Love of the Common People/ Hangin’ On
$20 2 on 1
Jennings, Waylon Waylon/ Singer of Sad Songs $20 2 on 1
Jennings, Waylon Folk Country/ Sings Ol Harlan $20 2 on 1
Jennings, Waylon Right for the Time $18 one of his last &
one of his best inc .”Living Legends PtII”
Jennings, Waylon Essential $15
Jennings, Waylon Essential 3cd version US $22
Jennings, Waylon Never Say Die Live Final Concert 2cd+dvd
Jennings, Waylon Complete MCA Recordings 2cds $25
Jennings, Waylon Ol Waylon Sings Ol Hank $22
Jennings, Waylon Clovis to Phoenix:The Early Year $20Bear
Jennings, Waylon Hangin’ Tough $15
Jennings, Waylon Waymore’s Blues Pt II $18
Jennings, Waylon Too Dumb for NY City etc $18
Jennings, Waylon Old Dogs $18 (w. J Reed/Bare/Tillis)
Jennings, Waylon Never Say Die Live $18
Jennings, Waylon The Eagle $20
Jennings, Waylon The Ramblon’ Man $18
Jennings, Waylon Cowboys Sisters Rascals Dirt $22
Jennings, Waylon Wanted the Outlaws! $20 the expanded
Edition w. Willie/ Tompall & Jesse Colter.
Jones, George Hits I Missed & One I didn’t $15
Jones, George Bradley Barn Sessions $18
Jones, George Essential 2cds $20
Jones, George A Picture of me/Nothing Ever Hurt Me 20
Jones, George We Go Together/ Let’s Build a World
Together (both with Tammy) $20
Jones, George The Rock $15
Jones, George The Grand Tour $20
Jones, George Burn Your Playhouse Down $18
Jones, George Golden Ring (w. Tammy) $20
Keen, Robert Earl Rose Hotel $18
Keith, Toby Greatest Hits $18
Keith, Toby Greatest Hits Vol 2 $18
Kelley, Irene Simple Path $18 One of the best female
songwriter cds we have ever had.
Kelley, Irene Thunderbird $18 (hard to get 2nd album)
Kentucky Headhunters Live Agora Ballroom $20 Loud & lots!!
Kershaw, Doug Best of the Ragin Cajun $18 69-78 25 tks
Kershaw, Sammy Don’t Go Near the Water $18 A great
debut…how darn good was Sammy when
he sounded more like George Jones than
George Jones. Nashville story “The main
thing Sammy Kershaw & Lorrie Morgan
had in common was that they never had
a cigarette out of their mouths”.
King, Jill Jillbilly $20 indie fireball gem!!
Kirchen, Bill King of Dieselbilly $20 GH with not one
But 2 versions of his fabulous “Hot Rod
Kirchen, Bill Hot Rod Lincoln Live $20
Kohrs, Randy Now It’s Empty $20 A top 5 album of yr
a few years back. Superb honky tonk.
Has similar voice to Vince Gill.
Kreuzer, Josie Hot Rod Girl $20 great rockabilly a la
Kristofferson, Kris Closer to the Bone $18 (2009)
Lady Antebellum Lady Antebellum $15
Lee, Jimmy Knockin’ on your Door $20 (Bear)
Lee’s Company White Mansions $18 A new 2009 version
of the Civil War story originally featuring
Waylon & written by Emmylou’s one time
husband Paul Kennerley. Great cover.
Lewis, Jerry Lee Young Blood $18
Lewis, Jerry Lee Last Man standing: The Duets $18 book
Lewis, Jerry Lee Rockin’ My Life Away $20 20 tks. 1979 &
1980 Nashville Country recordings. Tops
Lewis, Jerry lee The Killer Rocks On/ Boogie Woogie
Country Man $18 2 on 1 the former with
his great version of “Chantilly Lace”.
Lewis, Jerry lee Definitive Colelction $18
Lil Mo & the Monicats On the Moon $18
Logsdon, Jimmie I Got a Rocket in My Pocket $20 Bear
This is actually incorrect as the title
was recorded as Jimmy Lloyd, which is
what he recorded his rockabilly tracks
under; this would be max 25% rockabilly
& rest great Hank Williams’ influenced
country & includes 2 stunning Hank
tributes from 1953; “The Death of Hank
Williams” and “Hank Williams Sings the
Blues No More”. 29 tracks & Danny you
would need this cd!!
Louvin, Charlie Greatest Hits $20 20 tracks inc 3 duets
w. Melba Montgomery
Louvin, Charlie Less & less and I Don’t Love You
Anymore/ Lonesome Is Me 2 on 1 $22
Louvin Brothers 20 Greatest Gospel Hits $18
Patty Mountain Soul II $20 A stunner!!!!
Lund, Corb Losin’ Lately Gambler $18
McCall, Darrell Old Memories & Wine $20
McGuinn, Roger Live from Mars $18. This is a fabulous
live album in which the leader of the
Byrds performs solo a bunch of songs he
performed and wrote and give the stories
& anecdotes behind them all, how the
famous intro to “Mr Tambourine Man”
came from crossing a bit of Beatles with
a bit of Bach, he also wrote Beach Ball
yes, the Jimmy Hannan track and
performs it!! Great cd.
McMurtry, James Live in Europe cd+dvd $25
Martin, Glynn Home Away from Home $20 Great indie
Martin, Joey Strong Enough to Cry $20 Brilliant solo
album from the gal half of Joey & Rory
Martin, Leland I’l lPick the Guitar You Drive the Truck20
Martin, Leland Leland Martin $18
Martin, Leland Truckers for Troops $20
Martin, Tony I’ll Meet You in Texas $20 Superb indie
Mattea, Kathy Right Out of Nowhere $15
Mattea, Kathy Coal $20 Comparable to Mountain Soul
Maynard, ken Sings the Lone Star $20 Bear Family
Mellons, Ken Ken Mellons $15 Great vern Gosdin
Miller Brothers Boppin’ Hillbilly Series $20
Miller, Darnell Timeless $20
Miller, Darnell Certified Country $20
If your name is Darnell you have to be
good & he is!
Miller, Frankie Sugar Coated Baby $20 (Bear Family)
Miller, Frankie Family Man $20
Miller, Jody Best $20 OOP
Miller, Roger Classics $20
Moffatt, Katy Evangeline Hotel $20
Moffatt, Katy Midnight Radio $20
Moffatt, Hugh The Way Love Goes $18
Moffatt, hugh Loving You $20
Moody, Clint Back to the basics $20
Morgan, Lorrie Colour of Roses 2cd w. interview $22
Morrell, Tom How the West was Swung Vol 2/3 $20
Morrell, Tom How the West was Swung Vol XV $20
Morrison, Van Pay the devil $18 (his country album)
Mullins, Dee The Continuing Story $20
Murphy, Jimmy Southern Roots: Starday Sessions $20
Murphey, Michael Martin Lone Cowboy $20
Myles, Heather Highways & Honky Tonks w. Haggard 20
Nelson, Ricky Legendary Masters Vol 1 $15
Nelson, Willie Phases & Stages $15
Nelson, Willie Shotgun willie $15 These are his two
Atlantic albums, both superb & the first
the best ever.
Nelson, Willie Red Headed Stranger $20 expanded &
Nelson, Willie Just One Love $22 One of his best ever
with 2 duets with Kimmie Rhodes & one
w. Grandpa Jones. Wonderful!
Nelson, Willie Country Classics 3cd box OOP $25 Has 57
career spanning tracks. Nice sound.
Nelson, Willie 45 Original Tracks $22 2cds All his great
Recordings for Liberty. Stunning sound.
Nelson, Willie One for the Road (with Leon Russell) $20
2 lps on 1 cd
Nelson, Willie Run That By Me one More Time $18 (with
Nelson, Willie Six Hours in Pedernales (with the great
Curtis Potter) $20
Nelson, Willie Moonlight Becomes You $18 (like the
great “Stardust” this on the defunct
Justice label. Great album)
Nelson, Willie Willie & Family Live 2cds $22
Nelson, Willie Across the Borderline $20 duets
New Riders of Purple Sage Where I Come From $18 (2009 album)
Nichols, Joe Paul The Price is Right $20 superb Ray Price
tribute which covers some obscurities.A+
Norma Jean I Guess That Comes from Being Poor $20
30 superb original RCA tracks.
O’Donnell, Daniel/ Mary Duff Together Again $20 cd + dvd
O’Kanes The Only Years $20 Best of compilation.
Olsen, Troy Living in Your World $18
Olson, Mark/Gary Louris Ready for the Flood $18
Overstreet, Paul A Songwriter’s Project Vol 1 $18 He does
his own version of classics he wrote like
“Forever & Ever Amen”, “Diggin’ Up
Bones”, “When You Say Nothing at All”.
Pacheco, Tom 13 Stones $20
Pacheco, Tom Woodstock Winter (w. The Band) $18
Paisley, Brad American Saturday Night $18
Papa Tops West Coast Turnaround Greatest Hits Vol II $20 A great one!
Parsons, Gram Sacred Hearts to Fallen Angels $30 2cds
On Rhino label with superb 52 pg book.
Has his recordings with the International
Submarine Band, The Byrds (Sweethearts
Of the Rodeo), The Flying Burrito Bros
(Sin City/Wheels etc) and his own solo
albums which feature duet after duet
with Emmylou Harris. A must have.
Parsons, Gram/Flying Burritos Sleepless Nights $18 Pure country!
Parton, Dolly I Believe $18 (Reissue of “Golden
Streets of Glory”)
Parton, Dolly Mission Chapel Memories 1971-75 $15
23 track Raven compilation.
Passin, Monica “Lil Mo” and the Monicats $20 Great debut
album from 1996. See under “L” for
latest billed as “L’il Mo.”
Paul, Billy Texas Rose $20 great Bear Family cd
Texas outlaw cd feat. Jumior Brown
Paycheck, Johnny Nowhere to Run: The Little Darlin’ Years
$18 Stunning 28 tracks. Good as it gets!!
Penrod, Jake Hank Williams Remembered Vol 1 $18
Penrod, Jake Hank Williams Remembered Vol 2 $18
Peterson, David Comin’ On Strong $20 2009 stunner with
18 tks. Normally a bluegrass singer this
is 100% hard country.
Powers, Freddy Silver Eagle $20 Great solo album by long
time Merle Haggard collaborator with
some superb honky tonk none better
than “If I Lay Down the Bottle”.
Preston, Dibs & Detonators $18 Great rockabilly album
which is reminiscent of Brian Setzer.
Preacher Jack Pictures from Life’s Other Side $18 a la
Prine, John John Prine $20 One of the greatest song writers and singers ever. This his debut with superb songs such as “Sam Stone”,
“Hello in There”, “Paradise” etc. One of
my personal favourite top 5 albums.
Prine, John Sweet Revenge $20 Another classic with
“Grandpa Was A Carpenter”, “Christmas
in Prison” “Please Don’t Bury me”
Prine, John Missing Years $20 His Grammy winning 1991 classic. 14 stunners
Prine, John Lost Dogs & Mixed Blessings $20
Prine, John Souvenirs $20 Because Atlantic owns the
rights to his early albums he went and
recorded this stunning all acoustic album
which gave a new meaning to his early songs. No it is not just an unnecessary luxury but a stunning recreation which
adds new meaning & substance.
Pullins, Leroy I’m a Nut $20 (Bear Family) Although
the title track sounded more like Roger Miller a la “Chug a Lug” than Roger
himself the 27 tracks offer a wide &
excellent selection of classic 60s country.
Quantrell, Rooster “And the Border Raiders” $20 20 tracks
of all original western swing. Great!
Rabbitt, Eddie Eddie Rabbitt/Rabbitt $20 2 fine
Elektra label albums on 1 cd.
Reefer, Sean & Resin Valley Boys Texas Hill Country $20 1 100% must have for fans Hank III/ Wayne Hancock.
Reynolds, Lawrence He Comes From Alabama $20 Stunning George Jones style country.
Rich, Charlie Rocks (Bear Family) $22
Richman, Jonathan Jonathan Goes Country $20
Robbins, Marty Country Classics $30 3cd box set 63 tks &
a fine mix of rare tracks thrown in. Tops!
Robbins, Marty Gunfighter Ballads $15 expanded & remastered!!
Roberts, Dan Viva La Cowboy $18 Western swing
Roddy, Ted With the Tearjoint Troubadours – Tear Time $18 Ted’s classic.
Rodgers, Jimmie Essential $15 (Singing Brakeman 20 tks)
Rodrigues, Johnny You Can Say That Again $20
Russell, Johnny Acting naturally $18 with guests inc.
Dolly/Buck/ Marty Stuart etc
Russell, Tom Anthology: Veteran’s Day 2cd $28
Russell, Tom Blood & Candle Smoke $20
Russell, Tom Box of Visions $20
Russell, Tom Cowboy Real $20
Russell, Tom Rose of San Joaquin $20
Sadler, Sergeant Barry Ballad of Green Berets $20 Great cd
w. bonus of his other hit “The A Team”.
Sahm, Doug Doug Sahm & Band $20 (w. Flaco/Dylan)
Sahm, Doug Texas Tornado $18
Sahm, Doug Return of Wayne Douglas $20 (essential)
Sanders, Ray Texas Dancehall Music $20
Schneider, John Greatest Hits $18
Scott, Tommy Boppin’ Hillbilly Series $20
Sears, Dawn What a Woman Wants to Hear $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Greatest Hits $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Highway of Life $20
Shaver, Billy Joe The Earth Rolls On $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Tramp on Your Street $20
Shaver, Billy Joe Freedom’s Child $20
Shegog, Kevin Ballad of a Hillbilly Singer $20 29 tks
By a man who should be spoken of in
higher terms, but he won’t be as he
had the temerity to record a lot of
American songs, woops make that
Yankee songs (the derisive term
Tamworth uses to describe anything
not mentioning wattle, a gunyah or
gidgee). Very good.
Shipley, Arkie Hod Rod Race $22 25 tracks
Singletary, Daryle That’s Why I sing This Way $20
Singletary, Daryle Rockin’ in the Country $20
Skaggs, Ricky Life is a Journey $18
Skaggs, Ricky Comin’ Home to Stay $18
Skaggs, Ricky Highways & Heartaches $18
Skaggs, Ricky My Father’s Son $20
Skaggs, Ricky Solid Ground/Life is a Journey $22
Skaggs, Ricky Solid Ground $18
Snider, Todd Live: Near Truths & Hotel Rooms $20
Snow, Hank Wanderin’ on: Best of the Yodellin’
Ranger $22 (Bear Family)
Souther, John David John David Souther $18
Sprague, Carl Cowtrails, Long Horns Bear $18 cowboy
Stancil, Rick Rick Stancil $18 (“Damn Good Drinkin’
Song” is a classic)
Steagall, Red Here We Go Again $20 (with guests)
Stewart, Gary Essential $15
Stills, Stephen Live at Shepherd’s Bush cd+dvd $20
Stone, Hank In a Texas Honky tonk $20
Stone, Hank San Antone $20
Strait, George Beyond the Blue Neon $18 (Final entry
in our all time top 5 major label cds)
Street, Mel 20 Greatest Hits $20
Street, Mel Greatest Hits $18 (almost the same)
Stuart, Marty Country Music $20 cd + DVD
Sugarland Love on the Inside $15
Swan, Billy Greatest Hits $20 20 tks originals
Talley, James Woody Guthrie & My Songs of Oklahoma
$20 2 on 1
Talley, James Got No Bread No Milk No Honey But We
Sure Got a Lot of Love $20 2cd version
Taylor, Chip Yonkers NY 2cds $20 book style package
Texas Tornados Zone of Our own $20
Thomas. B J Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head/
Everybody’s Out of Town 2 on 1 $20
Thomas. B J On My Way/ Young & In Love 2on1 $20
Thomas. B J Most of All/Billy Joe Thomas 2on1 $20
Thomas. B J I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry/ Tomorrow
Never Comes 2 on 1 $20
Tillman, Floyd The Influence $20 (duets)
Tillman, Floyd Best $20
Tillman, Floyd Crazy Cajun recordings $18
Thom, Leslie High Maintenance $20 top female singer
Travis, Randy Trail of Memories 2cds Anthology on
Rhino. Lovely deluxe package with 44 tracks $30. Now out of print.
Trooper, Greg The Williamsburg Affair $20
Tubb ,Ernest Family Bible $18
Tubb, Ernest Classic Country Favourites $18 1 hr+
Tubb, Justin Pepper Hot Baby $20 (Bear Family)
Tucker, Tanya My Turn $20
Turner, Josh Long Black Train $18
Turner, Josh Everything Is Fine $18
Two Tons of Steel Not That Lucky $20
Tyler, T Texas Boppin’ Hillbilly Series $20
Tyson, Ian Old Corrals & sagebrush $20 (Bear)
Van Shelton, Ricky Loving proof $20
Van Zandt, Townes Drama Falls Like Teardrops $20 2cd
36 tracks; all his classics.
Van Zandt, Townes Live at the Old Quarter 2cds $20 His best
Vassar, Phil Travelling Circus $18
Vaughan, Carl Six feet deep in the Heart of Texas $18
Wagoner, Porter Soul of a Convict/ Cold Hard facts of Life
Great 2 on 1 with bonus tracks $20
Wagoner/Parton Essential $18
Wagoneers Stout & High $20
Wagoneers Good Fortune $20
1st & 2nd from 1988& 1989 by this great
Texas group featuring Monte Warden.
If you like the Mavericks up tempo stuff
You will love these.
Walker, Jerry Jeff Best of the Vanguard Years $18
Wariner, Steve My Tribute to Chet Atkins $20
Watson, Aaron Live: Deep in the Heart of Texas $20
Cd + dvd
Watson ,Dale Blessed or Damned $20
Watson ,Dale I Hate These Songs $20
Watson ,Dale Truckin’ Sessions 2cd $22
Watson ,Dale Truckin’ Sessions $18
Watson ,Dale People I’ve met, Places I’ve Been $18
Watson ,Dale Every Song I Write IS For You $15
Watson ,Doc Southbound $20
Watson, Gene Jesus Is All I Need $20
Watson, Gene Reflections/ Should I Come Home $22
Watson, Gene Then & Now $20
Watson, Gene Because You Believed in Me/ Beautiful
Watson, Gene Then & Now $20
Watson, Gene Taste of the Truth $20
Wayne, Dallas I’m Your Biggest Fan $18
Wayne, Jimmy Sara Smile $18
Weems, Shayne Perfect Place $20
Weller, Freddy Very Best $20
West, Shelley Very Best $20 (all original recordings)
West, Speedy/Jimmy Bryant Stratosphere Boogie $20
West, Speedy/Jimmy Bryant Swingin’ on the Strings $20
White, Howard Western Swing $18 (Bear Family)
White, James M Broken Spoke Legend $18 w. Alvin Crow
Whiting, Margaret/Jimmy Wakely Till We meet Again $20 32 tks
Whitley, Keith Greatest Hits $20 Only place for the
duet with Lorrie Morgan “Till a Tear
Becomes a Rose” & the song to Lorrie,
“Tell Lorrie I Love Her”.
Whitley, Keith Essential $20 This is the only place you
will find his album “Hard act to Follow”
which is reproduced in its entirety here.
Whitley, Keith Don’t Close Your Eyes $20
Whitley, Keith Wherever You Are Tonight $15
One of the greatest vocalists ever with a
deep expressive baritone. Get all his
albums; he is that good.
Slim Legends of country Music 3cd UK$22
Williams, Hank I Saw the Light $18 (gospel)
Williams, Hank Jnr Essential $18 18 of his MGM tracks & it
includes some from his “Luke the Drifter
Junior” album eg “Custody” a weepie!
Williams, Hank Jnr 127 Rose Avenue $18
Williams, Hank III Damn Right Rebel proud $18
Yates, Billy Billy Yates $20
Yates, Billy If I Could Go Back $20
Yates, Billy Bill’s Barber shop 420
Yoakam, Dwight Guitars Cadillacs 2cds deluxe version
w. 1 cd unissued tks $22 Very nice!
York Brothers Detroit in the 40s and 50s $20
Caught in the Webb Tribute to Webb Pierce 21 tks $20
Common Thread Songs of the Eagles $18
Crazy Heart Soundtrack $18 (potentially Academy
Award winner for Jeff Bridges)
Detroit in the 50s Boppin Hillbilly Series 29 tks $18
Happy Birthday Buck A Texas Salute to Buck Ownes $20 From
David Ball’s opening “Made in Japan” through to a 1995 recording of Buck at
Track 22 this is all grand)
High Steppin Daddy Boppin Hillbilly Series 30 tracks $18
Hillbilly Jive With a Boogie Beat Boppin’ Hillbilly 30 tracks $20
Hillside Records Country song roundup $20 one of 2009’s absolute best
Keep Your Faith A Tribute to Doug Sahm $18
Man of Somebody’s Dreams A Tribute to Chris Gaffney $18
Mean Mamas & Do Right Daddies: Rough & Rowdy Hillbillies of the 30s $22 inc. Bill Nettles/ Cliff Carlisle/
Walter Hurdt etc 29 tracks.
Not Fade Away:Remembering Buddy Holly $20 inc. Mavericks, Suzy
Bogguss, Steve Earle, Nitty gritty DB
Pearls in the Snow: Tribute to Kinky Friedman $20 Ace!
Should Have Been Hits Little Darlin’ Sound $18 All stable mates of the great Johnny Paycheck , some that
you recognise and some that you’ve
hardly even heard of!
Songs of Couch & Consulation 35 tracks a la Dorothy Shay style about
going nuts. Maybe I shouldn’t have
paid such close attention!
Songs of John D Loudermilk Volume One $20 A Canetoad comp.
with 31 tracks written by John D, incl.
his most famous, “Tobacco Road” (done
her by Johnny Duncan) and “The Lament
of the Cherokee Indian” which is given
its original title “The Pale Faced Indian’
in this version by Marvin Rainwater.
As a bonus Canetoad had Loudermilk sign
a few booklets of which this is one. Other
artists include Bob Luman, Mark Dinning,
Little Jimmy Dickens, The Browns etc.
Trailblazers Vintage Australian Hillbilly Music 57-59
w. hawking Bros, George Mack, etc 31tks
Tribute to Tradition $20 great selection with Dixie Chicks
Rockin’ “Stand By Your Man” to Colin
Raye’s superb “Cold Cold Heart”.
Tulare Dust Tribute to merle Haggard $20 Just
look at the lineup: Dwight, Lucinda,
Iris Dement, Tom Russell, BJ Shaver,
Dave Alvin, Katy Moffatt, R E keen etc
Unbroken Circle Musical Heritage of the Carter Family $18
Prine/Cash/Jones/Willie/ Skaggs etc etc
Auldridge, Mike Treasures Untold $20 great dobro player
& fine vocalist too.
Berline, Byron Fiddle & a Song $20 guests include Vince
Gill, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs etc. Great!
Blake, Norman & Nancy While Passing along This Way $20
Blake, Norman & Nancy Far away Down on a Georgia Farm $20
Blue Rose Blue Rose $20 gal bluegrass supergroup
Camp, Shawn Live at the Station Inn $18 Super artist.
Cox Family Beyond the City $20
Cox Family Everybody’s Reaching Out for Someone
Cox Family Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over $20
Crowe Brothers Brothers n Harmony $18
Crowe, J D & New South Live in Japan $20 Keith Whitley on vocals
Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers $20
Dry Branch Fire Squad Echoes of the Mountain $18
Earle, Steve Train a Comin’ $20 (his 1st & best b.g. cd)
Front Porch String Band Front Porch String Band $18 Claire Lynch
Fabulous group…before going solo
Gram Parsons Notebook First Whippoorwill $20 A fabulous line up inc. Carl Jackson, Jim Lauderdale, The
Woodys, Ricky Skaggs. Tashians etc.
Haden, Charlie And Friends: Rambling Boy $20 again,
Loaded with guests including Vince Gill,
Dan Tyminiski, Skaggs, Rosanne Cash but
none better than his daughter Petra.
Jackson, Carl/John Starling Spring Training (with the Nash Ramblers
Who include Sam Bush and Randy “aka
Jon Randall” Stewart). Guest vocalist is
Miss Emmylou!! $20
Jackson, Carl Songs of the South $18
Johnson Mountain Boys At the Old Schoolhouse $18
Jones, Diana Better Times Will Come $18
Kaukonen, Jorma River of Time $20
Krauss, Alison Son Long So Wrong $18
Krauss, Alison Lonely Runs Both Way $18
Louvin, Charlie Live in Holland $20 with Charles
Whitstein they recreate some Louvin
Lynch, Claire Love Light $18
Lynch, Claire New Day $18
Lynch, Claire Whatcha Gonna Do 418
McCoury, Del Livin’ on the Mountain $20
McCoury, Del My Dixie Home $20
McCoury, Del By Request $20
McCoury, Del Cold Hard Facts $20
McCoury, Del Blue Side of Town $20
McCutcheon, John Untold 2cds $22
Miller, Polk And His Old South Quartette $20
Monroe, Bill Live at Mechanics Hall $20
Monroe, Bill Definitive Collection $20 22tks
Morrissey, Bill The essential Collection $18
O’Connell, Maura Naked $18 (w. Jerry Douglas)
Red Fox Chasers 1928-31: I’m Going Down to North
Rice, Tony The Bluegrass Guitar Collection $18
Ringer, Jim Band of Jesse James: Best $18
Run C & W 2 on 1 $20 (Russell Smith on vocals)
Seldom Scene Scenechronised $18
Sizemore, Charlie Gravel Road $18
Skaggs, Ricky Songs of Bill Monroe (aka Old Mon) $20
Skaggs, Ricky Ancient Tones $20
Skaggs, Ricky Life Is a Journey $18
Skaggs, Ricky Bluegrass Rules $20
Skaggs, Ricky w. Whites Salt of the Earth $20
Skaggs, Ricky Solo:Songs My Dad Loved $20 Ricky
plays and overdubs all instruments.
Stanley Brothers On Radio 420
Stanley Brothers Essential Gospel Masters $20
Stanley, Ralph Classic Bluegrass $20
Stanley, Ralph Clinch Mountain Country $35 2cds 36 tks
w. guests including George Jones, Patty
Loveless, Dwight, Skaggs, Dylan, Gillian
Welch, Rhonda Vincent, Vern Gosdin etc
Truly a great OOP item
Starling, John Slidin’ Home $18
Steep Canyon Rangers Deep in the Shade $18
Sullivan, Jerry & Tammy Tomorrow $20 Great gospel prod. by
Tashian, Barry & Holly Long Story Short $18
Vincent, Rhonda A Dream Come True 420
Vincent, Rhonda My Blue Tears $20
Vincent, Rhonda Trouble Free $20
Vincent, Rhonda Ragin’ Live ! $20
Vincent, Rhonda Back Home Again $20
Vincent, Rhonda Bound for Gloryland $20
Vincent, Rhonda New Dreams & Sunshine $20
Weissberg, Eric Rural Free Delivery $20
White, Clarence Flatpick $20
Whites Greatest Hits $20
Whitley/Skaggs Second Generation Bluegrass $18
Williams, Robin & Linda Buena Vista $20
These are mostly one offs and virtually all impossible to get.
Axton, Hoyt Spin of the Wheel (DPI). Perhaps his
last album and one of the best with 9
originals, 2 covers of his mother’s
songs (inc. a great version of “Heart-
Break Hotel”) + 3 other covers $25
Austin, Chad All My Dreams $25 It some times happens that a record company sends out some advance copies of an album and yet never releases the thing. This is from 1999 and is very good on the Asylum/Elektra label.
Barker, Aaron w. Curtis Wayne “Straight from Horse’s
Mouth” $22 BSI label. Both
are famed songwriters as well as
great singers. 12 tracks inc. the 2 big
Barker tracks “Baby Blue” and “Love
Without End Amen” plus the Curtis
Wayne monsters “Love Bug” and “Next
In Line” (both co-writes with Wayne
Kemp). Also includes co-writes with
Dean Dillon & Whitey Shafer. 10/10!!
Barnes, Max D Max D Barnes was one of Nashville's greatest songwriters and often co-wrote
with the likes of Vern Gosdin. Whether by coincidence or design he is vocally reminiscent of Vern. This is just about impossible to find and this copy is as new, absolute pristine condition. 15 tracks. $45 Almost impossible to get a copy.
Bellamy Brothers Rebels Without a Clue $30. This is their
gem from 1988 with superb songs with a
theme of nostalgia. They sing about “The
Andy Griffith Show”, reflecting on their
youth in the title song and “Fountain of
Middle Age” and the great story of “The
Bogguss, Suzy/Chet Atkins Simpatico Liberty (1994) $25 A classic with great interplay especially on “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” and the delightful “Two Shades of Blue”. It has a great down home feel esp. when Chet & Suzy share a duet. Equally loved by Chet & Suzy fans.
Larry Boone Swingin’ Doors Sawdust Floors $30
Down That River Road $35
One Way to Go $25
First 2 on Mercury & last on Columbia. First is very muchGeorge Strait style with original versionof “Beyond the Blue Neon”. Second has
“Everybody Wants to Be Hank Williams”
a classic and the 3rd has a great ballad selection, “It wouldn’t Kill Me” was covered by others But Larry is best. All great esp. if you like Strait & Ricky Van!
Browne, Jann It Only Hurts When I Laugh $25
Perky west coast gal who had 2 albums
on Curb which are both superb. This
1991 features great covers & Browne
originals. If you like Heather Myles then
Jann is a must. They go quickly.
Cartwright, Lionel Lionel Carwright $28 Classic album from
1989 which saw Lionel line up against Clint Black & Garth Brooks as best new artist of the Year. Superb w. Paul Overstreet song “Like Father Like Son”.
Cash, Tommy 25th Anniversary Album $30 Features
George Jones, Connie Smith, Tom T Hall and Tommy’s brother…now what’s his name again??
Conlee, John Fellow Travellers $30 His 1989 16th Ave
label album is a classic but the label
went belly up, so a real rarity.
Cryner, Bobbie Bobbie Cryner $35 Until Miss Leslie’s 2008 album of the year this was the only time I had heard a gal sing like George Jones. This is the best ever female country album released during my years in business. Dwight duets “I Don’t Care”. If you get it and don’t love it send it back & I will eat it. Traditionally sound as well as being relevant to modern country.
Dalton, Lacy J Crazy Love $30 Lacy’s gem has a great
Version classic as the title song but the highlight was unquestionably “Little Boy Blue” a superb ballad written about her son. Goose bumps!
Delray, Martin What Kind of Man $30 1992 Atlantic
Now a professional tennis coach. The fact that country music could think they could let this wonderful vocalist walk away is nuts is scary. Check out Hugh Moffatt’s “Life of a Minor Poet” for a rare appearance. Wonderful.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie Capitol Collectors Series $35
This series is simply the best offering
by all the artists who are featured
on it. This 29 track Ernie cd features
all the country boogies, the big hits
(“Sixteen Tons” “River of No Return”
“Mule Train” etc) plus some great duets
w. Kay Starr, Ella Mae Morse etc and the
gospel “His Hands”. Brilliant variety.
Freberg, Stan Capitol Collectors Series $35 We will try &include all in this series where possible. The best Freberg compilation includes his classic takes on “A Dear John Letter” (including that great line “Make it more country…a little more husky on the Ferlin”). 21 super tracks.
Frickie, Janie Labor of Love $28
After Midnight $25
Her 3 albums where she adapted the
phoenetic spelling of her real name
“Fricke” were her best. “Labor of Love”
saw her include songs from Steve Earle
& Katy Moffatt & is not to be missed.
Gosdin, Vern Alone $35 The album that followed the epic“Chiselled in Stone” may be one of the saddest albums about a deteriorating relationship since Willie’s epic “Phases & Stages”. Wundabar!!
Gosdin, Vern Nickels Dimes & Love $25 Great album with the highlight being the duet with Janie Frickie on “Two Good People (With a Love Gone Bad)” No-one sings of heartache better than Vern!!
Grand, Gil Famous Last Words $25 (never released)
Haggard, Merle Capitol Collectors Series Simply the best single cd anthology of Haggard’s best work with all the classics and more $25 Best sound.
Haggard, Merle Chill Factor $38 long out of print 1987 gem from Merle. 9 songs written by Merle plus one each from Whitey Shafer & Hank Cochran. Can’t get much better than that.
Hardwick, Billy Jnr Too Country $28 Only album and a true
gem. With a voice a tad like Dean Dillon
he wrote 8 of the 10 songs and all have
instant classic. Whenever I played this
someone bought it. It is that good.
Harris, Emmylou Last Date. The out of print issue on Eminent label of Emmy’s peak period live
album with Barry Tashian on harmony &
& duet vocal. These have 2 unissued
tracks on them. Nice slipcase on 1 of the
two copies we have. $35 with slip jacket & $30 without.
Hobbs, Becky All Keyed Up $30 Wrote every song on
the album in which “Jones on the
Jukebox” (a co-write with Mack Vickery
and Don Goodman) is the classic all time
female honky tonk track.
Honeys Capitol Collectors Series $40 This is the group which features Brian Wilson’s future wife Marilyn Rovell and is produced by Brian Wilson who uses his Spector influence to produce a Ronettes’ style. “Raindrops” is a superb take on
the Spector sounds and includes great original songs and select covers. Very rare!!
House, James James House $30
House, James Hard Times for an Honest Man $38
Two gems from 1989 & 1990 which
indicate a great singer & songwriter.
Both very collectible.
Husky, Ferlin Capitol Collectors Series $35 See the
comments for Merle Haggard & Ernie
Ford. This 20 tracker has the hits
“Gone”, “A Fallen Star” & “Wings of a
Dove”. Superb sound & notes too.
Jenkins Greetings from Sebastapool cd + dvd
$30 . It was due to be released 2004 but some reason was inexplicably dropped from the release schedule, which is hard to fathom given the dubious quality of 99% of the country music that comes out of Nashville today....well they call it country so it must be. The production is first class with that great producer/artist Rodney Crowell at the helm. The Jenkins are a mother and 2 daughters... yes a bit like the Judds with an extra one chucked in for good measure. The mum is Nancy and the daughters Kacie & Brodie. The sound is a little bluegrass with great harmonies. It is inexplicable that this didn't get released. Crazy. This official advance release is a stunning package. It is in the form of a postcard booklet with six postcards within a bound cover.
Jones, David Bridges $35 Truly fabulous independent album from 1994 on Lanor Records which has an an outlaw feel and brilliantly crafted honky tonk songs such as “The Tears OutWeigh theWhiskey”. Would be loved by Shaver fans.
Jones, David Lynn Hard Times on Easy Street $35 Not to be
confused with the previous guy. He has a
Springsteen “Nebraska” style almost & his superb “Living in the Promiseland” was the title of one of Willie’s best albums.
Jones, George You Oughta Be Here With Me $38 In
the overall scheme of things George
has not made a lot of albums where
every song is superb. To the contrary
many albums are riddled with hokey
novelties. Not this one though. From
1990 I would rate it the strongest
overall selection of songs George has
ever had on one album. The title track
was from Roger Miller’s superb “Big
River’ whilst “I Sleep Just Like a Baby”
is the closest it gets to a novelty but
clever wordplay overrides. 10/10
Jones, George Friends in High Places $30 Duet album
with all songs recorded specifically.
Includes Ricky Van Shelton,
Vern Gosdin, Randy Travis, Ricky
Skaggs etc but the highlight is probably
his duet with Shelby Lynne on the Paul
Overstreet song “If I Could Bottle This
Up”. She could have been anything..
Jones, George Live at Dancetown USA $45 Amazing
album superbly recorded which was
on Ace UK label but has been deleted
10 years or so, 26 tracks and over an
an hour running time and in great
stereo sound. Like the Ernest Tubb
below (also from 1965!) this is amazing
and George runs through things he has
written (“Window Up Above”/ “Ragged
But Right”/ “Accidentally on Purpose”)
as well as songs by Dickey Lee (“She
Thinks I Still Care”) Harlan Howard,
Melba Montgomery etc. Although not a
regular “Jones boy” Buddy Emmons
joins the band for this set. Also Don
Adams (not Max Smart!) acts as the
leader of the Jones’ Boys & duets with
George on Melba Montgomery’s “We
Must Have Been Out Of Our Mind” as
well as a couple of his own leads.
Just remembered the classic Jones’ line
“We’re gonna take a short liquor-
mission I mean intermission”!!
Kane, Keiran Find My Way Home $30 rare post
O’Kanes pre Kane-Welch album.
Kemp, Wayne One Song at a Time $30 A rare album by this great honky tonk songwriter & singer inc. “The Fireman” and “Don’t Send Me No Angels”.
Logan, Josh Somebody Paints the Wall $48
Superb 1988 Curb album. He embodies
the spirit of the wondrous Mel Street.
Amazingly good album.
McCarters The Gift $40 Wonderful debut inc. great
Carl Jackson & Jennifer McCarter track
“Letter from Home”.
McCarter, Jennifer/McCarters Better Be Home Soon $25 equally as good but first is very very hard to get. Jennifer McCarter was given top billing on the second but the harmonies are the same & slight bluegrass tinged songs are ace!
McDaniel, Mel Rockabilly Boy $35 1989 Capitol gem
with some superb tracks inc. “Reverend
Luther & The Madam” and “You Can’t
Play the Blues in an Air Conditioned
Room”, a huge personal favourite.
McEntire, Reba Oklahoma Girl 2cds $38 Nicely presented
in a slip case with 40 Mercury tracks.
How good was she then when she still
had a surname. Fabulous & hard to get.
McQuaig, Scott Scott McQuaig $25 Again an album with
Jimmy Bowen hallmark and superb as
you may expect. Where did he go??
Dave Loggins “My Friend the Bottle” is
a classic honky tonk song. .
Moffatt, Katy Greatest Show on Earth $28 Our #1 all
time folk country album. Lots of jointly
written songs with Tom Russell & a
super circus themed cover BUT Ringling
Bros circus objected & so this version had to be withdrawn. It was released as
“Evangeline Hotel” which we have for
$20 but this is the one to get.
Morse, Ella Mae Capitol Collectors Series $35 21 tracks
with a big band R & B flavour but also
country. Best ever “Cow Cow Boogie”
Nelson, Willie A Horse Called Music $38
Nelson, Willie Born for Trouble $38 Late 80s gems long
deleted & featuring great songs by the
likes of Beth Nielsen Chapman (the super
“Nothing I Can Do About It Now”) the
poetically named Chester Lester & more.
Newbury, Mickey Lulled By the Moonlight $30 A 90s album of all new material.
O’Kanes Tired of the Running $35 Second
album from Keiran Kane & Jamie
O’Hara is also hardest to get. Blind
accordionist Jay Spell is superb.
O’Kanes Imagine That $25 Third and final cd
Owens, Buck Hot Dog $35
Kickin’ In $35 Buck Owens comeback albums both of which are out of print and very hard to
find at all.
Price, Ray Sometimes a Rose $28 Wonderful album
Of early 90s which proves that if there is
anything smoother than Ray Price’s voice
then it has never been found. “There’s
Not a Dry Eye in the House” is amazing.
Randall, Jon Cold Coffee Morning $30 Couple of small
marks on inner side of front paperwork but perfect otherwise. The thing that is strange is that Jon Randall has had 3 cds released, none of which was within a country mile of this gem which never made it to the street. He had a history as well. As Randy Stewart (full name Jon Randall Stewart) he was a member of Emmylou Harris' Nash Ramblers and was a talented vocalist and instrumentalist and even had a bigger profile in that he was married to Lorrie Morgan. Who wasn't you might say, but the duet on "Knowing You're There" is just great. Nonetheless the creme de la creme of this fine album is "Reno & Me", a great track which had been recorded by Waylon Jennings, but even Waylon's version was no match for the Jon Randall version. Joined by Willie Nelson, it is not an exaggeration to say it is one of Willie's best ever duets (and boy aren't there a few to choose from!). It gets better. During the chorus they are joined by the angelic Emmylou Harris.
Rhodes, Kimmie West Texas Heavens $30 Hard to believe this gem is out of print. Beautiful production & great duets with Waylon, Willie & Townes Van Zandt
Robertson, Kathy Hillbilly Down: To Roy Nichols With
Love $30. Rather eccentric West Coast
singer who has assembled a superb
bunch including James Intveld, Rick
Shea, Katy Moffatt & MerleHaggard!!
Schneider, John You Ain’t Seen the Last of me $30
As we say, looks like a pretty boy &
sings with the best of them. Jimmy
Shafer, Whitey So Good So Long $40
Classic songwriter is also a classic
Lefty style vocalist. 15 tracks o n this. Includes his versions of “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” plus “I Never Go Round Mirrors”, the original version of “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”, “That’s the Way Love Goes” and the superb “Heaven Was a Drink of Wine” for starters!!
Shaver, Billy Joe “Salt of the Earth” $30 One of his best
& out of print on cd.
Shearer, Charlie Breakin’ Out $28 One of the best ever
Indie albums featuring the great Curt
Ryle & Mike Headrick.
Smith, Russell This Little Town $35 Solo album from the
voice of the Amazing Rhythm Aces. Great
Spinks, Kelly Thank God for Cowboys $30 OOP Texas fiddler who is an equally fine songwriter.
Springfield, Bobby Lee All Fired Up $35 An absolute rip
snorter. Crazed man who apparently
got arrested for climbing over the
White House fence in order to visit the
President, presumably Ronny Regan. But
his honky tonk style which includes the
original “Hank Drank” is grand. Also
includes a brilliant version of Eddy
Arnold’s “What’s He Doing in My World”
with intro by Eddy hisself!!
Thompson, Hank Capitol Collectors Series $30 Again the
best sounding and best selection. 20 tracks include his gems “Wild Side of Life” with nice bit of studio talk added in for good measure plus other gems such as “Six Pack to Go”, “Blackboard of My Heart’ etc. 20 in all.
Thornton, Marsha Marsha Thornton $40
Highly desired debut produced by Patsy Cline producer Owen Bradley. Includes the stunning “A Bottle of wine & Patsy Cline”.
Thornton, Marsha Maybe the Moon Will Shine Tonight $30
Excellent 2nd cd & less Patsy & more Marsha!
Tanya Tucker Fire to Fire Radio Special 1 hr hosted by
Charlie Chase $20
Tanya Tucker The Tanya Tucker Story Radio Special
1 hr $25 (Ron Huntsman Entertainment)
Whitley, Keith I Wonder Do You Think Of Me $35
He had the world at his feet with a
voice as good as anyone has ever had
but a blood alcohol reading of .470 saw
him die as this album was completed. Still a landmark cd with honky tonk songs galore which were sadly not just part of the guise. If you fail to be moved by “Tennessee Courage” when you consider his history then there is something wrong.
Whitley, Keith Tribute Album $28 Also has previously
unissued recordings as well as a great
bunch of artists from Alan Jackson to Mark Chesnutt.
.Wild Rose Straight & Narrow $25
Listen to Your Heart $28
Fantastic upbeat all gal group with Pam
Gadd on lead vocals & Wanda Vick on
guitar & just about everything else.
Kind of a bluegrass supergroup playing
hard core country….superbly.
Young, Steve Solo/Live. $25 1991 release on the
Watermelon label. Very hard to get.
Beverly Hillbillies s/t The movie was only just. I mean how
could anyone emulate TV’s funniest
character, Max Baer Jnr’s Jethro Bodine
or even come close for that matter. But
the soundtrack was & still is a ripper
with new artists (1993 vintage) doing
classic country songs. Joe Diffie’s
“White Lightning” and Lorrie Morgan’s
“Crying Time” are just two of the best.
Mind you I thought Erika Eleniak was
terrific as Elly-Mae. $25
Mamas Hungry Eyes A Tribute to Merle Haggard $25 OOP
Major label tribute is grand. Clint Black is
more like Merle than Merle on “I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am” and it may seem like
heresy but I reckon Vince Gill’s “Farmer’s Daughter” is possibly better even than Merle’s.Also has Emmylou, Alan Jackson, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis. John Anderson, Willie etc!!
Rig Rock Deluxe A Musical Salute to the American Truckdriver
$25. 16 tracks with Buck Owens (“Will There Be Big Rigs in Heaven”), Junior Brown & Red Simpson together(Mother Trucker) Kay Adams with BR549(Mama
Was a Rock) 16 gems!!
$5 CDS These are strictly on a first come first served basis. Please do not just send a cheque in anticipation that all will still be available. There are many quality titles herein.
Adams, Jay Boy The Shoe Box
Allen, Jeff Raised on Getting By
Allen, Rex Jnr Very Best Of (WB)
Anderson, John Greatest Hits (WB)
Anderson, John John Anderson (1st album)
Anderson, John All the People are Talking
Asleep at the Wheel Tribute to Music of Bob Wills
Asleep at the Wheel Ride With Bob
Baillie & Boys Lovin’ Every Minute
Ball, David Amigo (“Ridin’ w. Private Malone”)
Ball, Marcia Gatorrhythms
Bandy, Moe Souvenirs
Barnhill, Joe Joe Barnhill
Brockett, Jamie Remember the Wind & Rain
Brooks, Garth Fresh Horses
Brooks, Garth In Pieces
Brooks, Garth Ropin’ the Wind
Brooks, Garth No Fences
Brown, Marty Cryin’ Lovvin’ Leavin’
Burrito Deluxe Disciples of the Truth
Burrito Deluxe The whole Enchilada
Byrd, Jon Byrd’s Auto Parts
Chapin-Carpenter, Mary State of the Heart
Chapin-Carpenter, Mary Come On Come On
Chapin-Carpenter, Mary Time Sex Love
Chapin-Carpenter, Mary Stones in the Road
Chapin-Carpenter, Mary Between Here & Gone
Chapin-Carpenter, Mary Shooting Straight in the Dark
Chapin-Carpenter, Mary Party Doll & Other Favorites
Chapin-Carpenter, Mary The Calling
Chapin-Carpenter, Mary A Place in the World
Carrington, Rodney Make it Christmas
Carter, Carlene Little Acts of Treason
Cash, Johnny A Boy Named Sue & Other Story Songs
Cash, Johnny The Definitive Collection
Cash, Johnny Carrying on With June Carter
Cash, Rosanne The Wheel]
Cash, Rosanne 10 Song Demo (Capitol label)
Cash, Rosanne Interiors
Cash, Rosanne Black Cadillac
Cash, Rosanne Seven Year Ache
Cash, Rosanne Super Hits
Cash, Rosanne Second to None
Cash, Rosanne Rules of Travel
Cash, Rosanne Retrospective:1979-1989
Charles, Ray SuperHits (reissue of “Friendship”)
Clark, Guy Old Number One/Texas Cookin’
Clark, Terri Greatest Hits
Clark, Terri Pain to Kill
Clark, Terri How I Feel
Coe, David Allan Rebel Meets Rebel
Coe, David Allan Super Hits
Coe, David Allan Greatest Hits
Coe, David Allan Super Hits 2
Coe, David Allan Would You Lay With Me (18tks)
Coe, David Allan Headed for the Country
Crickets Too Much Monday Morning
Dalton, Lacy J Chained to the Wind
Darling, Sarah Sarah Darling
Dead Ringer Band Home Fires
Dennis, Wesley Wesley Dennis
Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces
Dixie Chicks Fly
Dixie Chicks Home
Domino Kings Life & 20
Downing, Big Al One of a Kind
Dusty, Slim Dinki Di Aussies
Dusty, Slim To a Mate: Remembers Mack Cormack
Dusty, Slim G’Day G’Day
Dusty, Slim Neon City
Dusty, Slim Natural High
Dusty, Slim Heritage Album
Dusty, Slim Sings Stan Coster
Dusty, Slim West of Winton
Dusty, Slim Dusty Tracks
Dusty, Slim To Whom it May Concern
Dusty, Slim Sings Joy Mckean
Dusty, Slim Family: Live Across Australia
Everett, Mark Guardians of the Grain
Fender, Freddy Collection
Floyd, Charlie Charlie’s Nite Life
Gayle, Crystal Heart & Soul: Songs of Hogey
Gayle, Crystal Favorites
Glasmire, Mark Wayne Life Goes On
Goldens Rush for Gold
Gregg, Ricky Lynn Get a Little Closer
Greenwood, lee Best
Gorman, Skip A Greener Prairie
Haggard, Merle 1996
Haggard, Merle Blue Jungle
Hall, Dwayne Keeping Country Country
Harvey, Adam Cowboy Dreams
Highway 101 Highway 101
Holmes, Monty All I Ever wanted
Husky, Ferlin Ferlin Husky (1st generation label)
Jackson, Alan Drive
Jackson, Alan A Lot About Livin’
Jackson, Alan Don’t Rock the Jukebox
Jackson, Alan High Mileage
Jackson, Alan Everything I Love
Jackson, Alan What I Do
Jackson, Alan Who I Am
Jackson, Alan When Somebody Loves You
Jackson, Nathan Lee Complicated Hearts
James, Sonny American Originals
James, Sonny Young Love (Capitol classics)
Jennings, Waylon No Regrets
Jennings, Waylon Greatest Hist
Jones, George Still the Same Ol me
Joss, Scott Souvenirs
Jubilation What Ya Gonna Do (Bruce Haynes)
Keith, Toby Toby keith
Kristofferson/Coolidge Natural High
Lane, Cristy Greatest Country Hits
Lansdowne, Jerry Travel Light
Lauderdale, Jim Planet of Love
Lawrence, Tracy Tracy Lawrence
Lawrence, Tracy Strong
Lee, Brenda Brenda Lee (WB)
Lee, Robin Best Of
Leigh, Danni 29 Nights
Leigh, Danni Divide & Conquer
Leigh, Danni A Shot of Whiskey & a Prayer
Lewis, jerry Lee Platinum Collection (all country)
Loveless, Patty Honky Tonk Angel
McDonald, Country Joe Thank the Nurse
McDowell, Ronnie Unchained Melody (great duets)
McKennitt, Loreena The Visit
McKennitt, Loreena Parallel Dreams
McKennitt, Loreena Elemental
McKennitt, Loreena The Mask & the Mirror
McNeil, Hannah Hannah McNeil
Marshall Tucker Band Love Songs
Moffatt, Katy Hearts Gone Wild
Moffatt, Katy Child Bride
Moffatt, Katy Sleepless Nights (w. Kate Brislin)
Moffatt, Katy Angel Town
Molly & the Heymakers Molly & the Heymakers (Great)
Murphey, Michael Martin Cowboy Songs III
Murphey, Michael Martin Cowboy Songs V
Murphy, David Lee We Can’t All Be angels
Myles, Heather Sweet Talk & Good Lies
Nelson, Willie /Waylon Clean Shirt
Nelson, Willie /Waylon Take it to the limit
Nelson, Willie Songbird
Nelson, Willie Spirit
Nelson, Willie RCA Country Legends
Nelson, Bobbie Auudiobiography
Newfield, Heidi What Am I Waiting For
Newman, Jimmy C Cajun Country Classics
Nichols, Tim Where the Good Life Is
Norris, Keith Deuce
Owen, Jake Easy Does It
Owen, Randy One on One
Pachecho, Tom There Was a Time
Palmer, Keith Keith Palmer
Parks, John Andrew John Andrew Parks
Parton, Dolly Hungry Again
Pine Valley Cosmonauts Salute Majesty of Bob Wills
Poovey, Groovey Joe Little Darlin’ Years
Powell, Bodie And the Borderline Band
Powers, Freddy And Bill McDavid
Rabbitt, Eddie Ten Rounds
Raven Eddy Temporary Sanity
Raybon Brothers Raybon Brothers (Marty Raybon)
Raye, Collin Direct Hits
Reed, Jerry Let’s Git It On
Reed, Jerry Guitar Man
Restless Heart RCA Country Legends
Rimes, LeeAnn LeeAnn Rimes (all country standards)
Sands, Crystal The Hard Times
Sawyer Brown Café on the Corner
Schulyer, Thom Prayer of a Desperate man
Schneider, Melinda Hits & Rarities (22tks)
Seals, Brady Play time
Shenandoah 15 Favorites
Shenandoah Long Time Comin’
Snow, Hank RCA Country Legends
Stacy, Phil Phil Stacy
Steagall, Red Born to This Land
Steagall, Red Dear Mama I’m a Cowboy
Steagall, Red Love of the West
Stone, Doug Doug Stone
Stone, Doug From the Heart
Strait, George Chill of an Early Fall
Strait, George Holding My Own
Strait, George Latest Straitest Greatest Hits
Strait, George Always Never the Same
Strait, George Lead On
Strait, George Honkytonkville
Strait, George Greatest Hits
Strait, George Greatest Hits Vol 2
Strait, George Blue Clear Sky
Strait, George Strait from the Heart
Sumner, J D Treasury of memories
Sweethearts of Rodeo Sisters
Sweethearts of Rodeo Buffalo Zone
Talley, James Touchstones
Talley, James Journey
Thomson, Cyndi My World
Tillis, Pam Thunder & Roses
Tillis, Pam Sweetheart’s Dance
Tillis, Pam Homeward Looking Angel
Tillis, Pam Its All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis
Tillis, Pam All of This Love
Tillis, Pam Every time
Tillis, Pam Put Yourself in my Place
Tobin, Karen Carolina Smokey Moon
Travis, Randy This Is Me
Tucker, Tanya Can’t Run From Yourself
Tucker, Tanya Complicated
Tucker, Tanya Love Songs
Tucker, Tanya What Do I Do With me
Tucker, Tanya Tennessee Woman
Tucker, Tanya Country Classics
Tucker, Tanya Best of Tanya Tucker (Capitol)
Tucker, Tanya Best of (MCA)
Tucker, Tanya Love Me Like You Used To
Tucker, Tanya Greatest Hits Encore (Capitol)
Tucker, Tanya Fire to Fire
Tucker, Tanya Soon
Tucker, Tanya Tanya
Twain, Shania Come on Over (Tour ed. 2cds)
Watson, BB Light at the Ends of the Tunnel
Wayne, Dallas Here I Am in Dallas
Wayne, Dallas Big Thinkin’
White, Joy Between Midnight & Hindsight
White, Joy Lynn Wild Love
Whitley, Keith LA to Miami
Williams, Hank Jnr And Friends
Williams, Hank Jnr Pure Hank
Williams, Hank Jnr High Notes
Williams, Hank Jnr Habits Old & New
Williams, Hank Jnr AKA Wham Bam Sam
Williams, Hank Long Gone daddy 2cds
Willis, Kelly Kelly Willis
Wright, Curtis Curtis Wright
Wrights The Wrights
Austin MusicVolume 6
Elko! 2cds A Cowboy Gathering
Imus Ranch Record
I’ve Always Been Crazy: Waylon Tribute
John Laws Country Colelction V 5
Little Delta Church.
Music of the Year 1966
My Old Man A Steve Goodman Tribute
Pine Valley Cosmonauts Executioner’s Last Song
Points West: New Horizons in country Music (Hightone)
Rhythm Country & Bluesz
Signatures A Songwriter’s Album
Signatures II A Songwriter’s Album
Belleville Outfit Time to Stand
Darrow, Chris Under My Own Disguise
Graves, Josh Sultan of Slide
Howell, Steve My Mind Gets to Rambling
Hull, Sierra Secrets
Newfound Road Same Old Place
Noonan, Carol As Tears Go By
O’Connor, Mark New Nashville Cats
Osbourne, Bobby Bluegrass & Beyond
Scott, Darrell Modern Hymns
Seckler, Curly That Old Book of Mine
Smith, Valerie Turtle wings
Sparks, Larry 40
Sparks, Larry The Old Church Yard
Sutton, Bryan Not too Far from the Tree
Trischka, Tony Hill Country
Walker, Bradley Highway of Dreams
Waller, Charlie Songs of the American Spirit
Wiseman, Mac First Recorded Live Concert
Wiseman, Mac Volume 2
Woodys Teadrops & Diamonds
Boy Named Blue: CMH tribute to Goo Goo Dolls
Cold Mountain soundtrack
Down from the Mountain soundtrack
Irish Pirate Ballads
2008 Bluegrass Showcase
5 Chinese Brothers Stone Soup
Allen, Terry Human remains
Bishop, Bonnie Things I Know
Borges, sarah The Stars Are Out
Brace, Eric & Peter Cooper You Don’t Have to Like Them Both
Burns, Billy Don Heroes, Friends & Other Troubled Souls
Campbell, Dick Blue Winds Only Know
Cantrell, Laura Humming by the Flowered Vine
Carll, Hayes Trouble in Mind
Crooked Still Still Crooked
Cunningham, Austin Where I Come From
Deadstring Brothers Sao Paulo
Duhks Fast Paced World
Gattis, Keith Big City Blues
Greene, Marlin Tiptoe Past the Dragon
Koller, Fred No Song Left To Sell
Lawrence, Eddy Eddy Lawrence
Miller, Dean Platinum
Mosser, Jonell Trust Yourself
Nice Boys From New York Hotel Bretton Hall
Paul, Ellis Essentials 2cds
Paul, Ellis American Jukebox Fables
Rhythm Angels Girls Like Us
Sexsmith, Ron Other Songs
Six Mile Grove Steel Mule
Stuart, Mark & Bastard Sons Bend in the Road
Subdudes Flower Petals
Wilson, Larry Jon 1965 Records
$10 Cds or 3 for $25
Great selection here, including some all time classics.
Albrigsten, Steinar Bound to Wander
Atkins, Chet Essential
Axton, Hoyt My Griffin is Gone expanded
Baker, Sam Pretty Words
Barmby, Shane Let’s Talk About Us
Black, Clint Killin’ Time
Bogguss, Suzy Swing
BR549 Live from Roberts
BR549 Big Backyard Beat Show
BR549 BR549 (telephone cover)
BR549 Coast to Coast Live
BR549 Tangled in the Pines
Breese, Rob/Doug Rowe Hometown Lights
Breese, Rob/ Doug Rowe Anytime Now
Britt, Catherine Too Far Gone
Brooks & Dunn Greatest Hits Collection
Burke, Solomon Nashville
Camp, Shawn Fireball
Camp, Shawn Lucky Silver Dollar
Carter, Carlene Hindsight 20/20
Cash, Johnny America (cd + dvd)
Cash, Johnny Folsom prison (expanded)
Cash, Johnny Fabulous (first CBS album)
Cash, Johnny American Recordings
Cash, Johnny American II Unchained
Cash, Johnny American III: Solitary Man
Cash, Johnny American IV: The Man Comes Around
Cash, Johnny Hymns By
Cash, Johnny Gospel Collection
Cash, Johnny Classic Cash:Hall of Fame Series
Cash, Johnny Orange Blossom Special
Cash, Johnny Roads Less Travelled: Rare & Unreleased
Cash, Johnny America
Cash, Johnny Ride This Train
Cash, Rosanne Right or Wrong/seven Year Ache 2 on1
Chesney, Kenny GH Vol 2
Coe, David Allan Country & Western
Coe, David Allan Truckin’ Outlaw
Coe, David Allan Lonesome Fugitive
Cooper, Wilma Lee & Stoney Walkin’ My Lord Up Calvary Hill
Cryner, Bobbie Girl of My Dreams (Has sticker on cover)
Deshannon, Jackie You Know me
Diffie, Joe Greatest Hits
Dillon, Dean Hot Country & single
Dixie Chicks Home Tour edition cd + dvd
Duff, Mary Introducing
Duff, Mary Silver & Gold
Duff, Mary Winning Ways
Duff, Mary Very Best Of
Duff, Mary Favorites
Duff, Mary Just Lovin’ You
Duff, Mary Shades of Blue
Duff, Mary Very Best Vol II
Dusty, Slim Australiana
Dusty, Slim A Time to Remember
Dusty, Slim Looking Forward Looking Back
Dusty, Slim Essentially Australian
Dusty, Slim A Piece of Australia
Dusty, Slim Slim Dusty Sings Stan Coster
Dusty, Slim 91 Over 50
Dusty, Slim Columbia Lane the Last Sessions
Dusty, Slim Country way of Life
Dusty, Slim Slim Dusty
Dusty, Slim 99
Dusty, Slim Ringer from the Top end
Dusty, Slim/Anne Kirkpatrick Travellin’ Still Always Will
Earle, Steve Exit O
Earle, Steve Sidetracks
Earle, Steve El Corazon
Earle, Steve Copperhead Road
Earle, Steve Essential
Earle, Steve I Feel Alright
Edwards, Don Songs of the Trail
Edwards, Don West of Yesterday
Fawcett, Dawnett Taking My Time (Step one)
Fender, Freddy Las Musica De Baldemar Huerta
Fowler, Kevin Loose Loud & Crazy
Gill, Vince High Lonesome Sound
Griffith, Jeff If It’s Not One Thing Its Another
Griffith, Nanci An Introuction (Great UK 14tks)
Griffith, Nanci Other Voices Other Rooms
Haggard, Merle Big City (Australian pressing)
Haggard, Marty Borders & Boundaries
Harms, Joni Cowgirl Dreams
Harms, Joni After All
Hearne, Bill & Bonnie Diamonds in the Rough
Highwaymen Road Goes on Forever
Hillman, Chris Like a Hurricane
Honky Tonk Heroes wayon/Willie/Shaver/Kristofferson
Horton, Johnny Spectacular (expanded)
Ingram, jack Big Dreams & High Hopes
Jackson, Alan Here in the Real World
Jackson, Carl Nashville Country (w. Emmylou)
Jennings, Waylon Essential (RCA)
Jennings, Waylon Waylon Live
Jennings, Waylon Closing in on the Fire
Jones, George The Gospel Collection 2cds
Judd, Cletus T Polyrically Correct
Keith, Toby Boomtown
Kershaw, Rusty & Doug Best
Larsen, Blaine Rockin’ You Tonight
Lawrence, Tracy The Rock
Loggins, Dave David Loggins
Loggins, Dave One Way Ticket to Paradise
Loggins, Dave Apprentice in a MusicalWorkshop
Loggins, Dave Country Suite
Louvin Brothers Ira & Charlie
Loveless, Patty On Your Way Home cd + dvd
McClinton, Delbert Nothing Personal
McDonald, Country Joe War War War Live Wonderful
interpretations of the poems of Robert
W Service set in Europe WWI.
McEntire, Reba Keep on Loving You
McEntire, Reba Heart to Heart
Martin, Roger Live
Martin, Stan Love Ain’t That Tough
Martin, Stan Cigarettes & Cheap Whiskey
Miller, Roger Best (23 tks)
Mosser, Jonell Trust Yourself
Nelson, Willie Gospel favourites (AKA Family Bible)
Nelson, Willie Nite Life: Greatest Hits & rare Tracks
Nesmith, Mike Listen to the Band 22 tracks
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Twenty Years of Dirt
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band More Great Dirt
Notorious Cherry Bombs Notorious Cherry Bombs (Rod & Vince)
O’Donnell, Daniel/ Mary Duff Timeless
O’Keefe, Danny In Time
Owens, Buck Story Volume 1
Owens, Buck Story Volume 2
Owens, Buck Story Volume 3
Parker, Billy Swingin ‘with Bob (wills)
Parr, Paul Saints & Sinners
Perkins, Al Al Perkins Big Dog
Perry, Keith Keith Perry (like K. Whitley)
Prairie Oyster Only One Moon
Prairie Oyster Blue Plate Special
Prairie Oyster Everybody Knows
Raye, Collin Extremes
Robbins, Marty What God Has Done
Robbins, Marty 16 Biggest Hits
Ronstadt, Linda hasten Down the Wind
Ronstadt, Linda Prisoner in Disguise
Russell, Tom The Man From God Knows Where
Russell, Tom The Long Way Around
Ryan, Rob Highway Man
St Germain, ray There’s No Love Like Our Love
Shaver, Billy Joe Billy & the kid
Shea, Rick Shelter Valley Blues
Skaggs, Ricky 16 Biggest Hits
Snider, Todd Songs from the daily Planet
Snow, Mitch Ballads Blues & Texas Treats
Steagall, Red Wagon Tracks
Stuckey, Nat Pop a Top
Taylor, Chip This Side of the Big River
Tempchin, Jack Songs (wrote “Peaceful Easy feelin’)
Texas tornados Best
Thompson, Hank Seven Decades
Tillis, Pam Greatest Hits
Travis, Randy Always & Forever
Travis, Randy Storms of Life
Travis, Randy Full Circle
Tritt, Travis Greatest Hits from the Beginning
Tritt, Travis The Lovin’ Side
Tritt, Travis The Rockin’ Side
Tritt, Travis Country Club
Tucker, Tanya Collection (MCA 14 tracks)
Tucker, Tanya Collection (20 tks)
Tucker, Tanya 20 Greatest Hits (Capitol USA)
Tucker, Tanya Hits (22 tks)
Tucker, Tanya Greatest Hits 1990-1992
Vincent, Rick A wanted Man
Wagoner, Porter Grand Old Gospel (w. Blackwood Bros)
Wagoner, Porter More Grand Old Gospel (“ “)
Wagoner, Porter Gospel 2007
Wagoner, Porter Gospel 2008 2cds
Wagoner, Porter Gospel 2006
Yoakam, Dwight dwightyoakamacoustic.net (unplugged)
Young, Faron The Radio Shows Vol 1
Young, Faron The Radio Shows Vol 2
Young, Faron The Radio Shows Vol 3
Bluegrass $10 or 3/$25
Blaylock, Audie And Redline
Blue Sky Boys On radio Volume 1
Brown, Alison The Company You Keep
Cowan, John 8,745 Feet: Live at Telluride (w. Bela
Fleck, Randy Kohrs etc)
Crowe, J D Lefty’s Old Guitar
Daughters of Bluegrass Bluegrass Bouquet
Gadd, Pam Long Road
Gold Heart My Sisters & Me
Grisman, David Life of Sorrow
Grisman, David Dawgnation
Hayseed Dixie No Covers
Lewis, Alurie True Stories
Lonesome River Band No Turning Back
Monroe Crossing Heartache & Stone
Reid, Lou & Carolina My Own Set of Rules
Rice/Rice/Hillman/Pederson Out of the Woodwork
Rice/Rice/Hillman/Pederson Running Wild
Rickman, Brandon Young Man, Old Soul
Scott, Barry In God’s Time
Sisk, Junior Blue Side of the Blue Ridge
Wood, Steve And Johnson Creek Drifters
Zonn, Andrea Love Goes On
Cattle Call Early Cowboy Music & Its Roots
Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol 1
Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol 2 (Bill gaither & Friends)
Essential Bluegrass Anthology 2cds
Horse Whisperer Soundtrack
**Charlie Daniels & Friends Live from Nashville: Preachin’, Prayin’ , Singin’ (includes Whites, Mac Wiseman, earl Scruggs, Del McCoury)
**Trent Willmon Live $20 (recorded at Gilleys)
**Heart of Texas “Ernest Tubb Midnight jamboree” Includes Justin Trevino/ Leona Williams/ Ferlin Husky/ Heather Myles/ James Hand/ Frankie Miller, Darrell McCall, Amber Digby!) $20
**Suzy Bogguss: One Sweet Night $18
**Johnny Cash; Live at Montreux $10
**Flatlanders: Live from Austin $15
**Gillian Welch: revelatory Collection $15
**Merle Haggard: Live from Austin Texas 1978 $18
**Grand Ol Opry At Carnegie Hall $18 (great)
**Tom Petty & Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream 4dvds $28
**ZZ Top – Live from Texas $15
**Brozman, Bob – Live in germany $15
**Willie Nelson – Special (with Ray Charles) $15
**Alison Krauss: Live from the Tracking Room $15
**Jason Aldean _ Wide Open Live & More $15
Proper Box sets
Out of UK. All $35 4 cds plus nice book in attractive box. Good sound. The subtitle of each cd in the set is shown.
1) Bluegrass Bonanza 119 tracks
a)String Band Roots 1927-38
b)Monroe Legacy (Bill/Charlie & Brothers)
c)Early Bluegrass 1944-50 Including Stanley Bros
Flatt& Scruggs, Delmores
d) Classic Bluegrass 1946-50
2) Carter Family Country Fold 103 tracks . The perfect intro
a)Keep on the Sunny Side
b)Worried Man Blues
c)My Dixie Darling
d)My Homes across the Blueridge Mountain.
3) Red Foley Hillbilly Fever 100 tracks
on the Water
c)Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy
d) Hearts of Stone
4) Bill Haley From Western Swing to R-O-C-K 94 tracks.
Also includes some of Bill’s superb yodelling which
he learnt from Kenny Roberts.
a)Rocket 88 (brilliant yodelling by Bill)
b)Rock the Joint
c)Rock Around the Clock
d) Don’t Knock the Rock.
5) Hittin’ on All Six: History of the Jazz Guitar 94 tracks
b)Charlie Christain revolution
d)New Guitar Concepts
6) Spike Jones Thank You Music Lovers 95 tracks No
subtitles per cd but all brilliant. Includes favourites such as
“William Tell Overture” (aka Beetlebaum race call) plus some
great obscurities such as his superb take on “Old McDonald Had a
Farm”) There is some country flavoured tracks of course with Red
Ingle on vocals.
7) Squeeze: The Jazz & Swing Accordion Story 101 tracks
b)Squeezin’ the Blues
d)Lesson in Bop
8) Steelin’ It: The Steel Guitar Story 100 tracks
a) Slidin’ on the Frets (Hawaiian)
b) Steel Guitar Stomp (Swing)
c) Steeling the Blues
d) Steelin’ the Wood
Featuring great steel guitar players from Sol hoopii, Roy Smeck, Speedy west, Buddy Emmons. Whilst there are a lot of instrumentals most tracks are vocals featuring the contributions of these fine steel guitar players and many more. Great notes.
9) Stompin’ singers & Western Swingers: More From the Golden Years of Western Swing 100 tracks
Great cd with the known, the little known and the WTFAT?
10)Pig iron, Washboards, Freight trains & Kazoos: The Uk Skiffle Boom 1954-1957 120 tracks 4 cds Acrobat label. $35 Lots of rarities as well as well known artists.
Other Box Sets (includes different styles of music)
**Bluegrass: Can’t You Hear Me Calling, 4cd 26 x15 cm hard box 109 tracks $55 as new. Spectacular selection and great book by Billy Altman and complete discography for all the tracks. Has both the superstars and the super rare. Superb presentation.
**British Invasion 4cd box 80 tracks $15 not all are original recordings but the artists are great and not the usual ones that seem to find their way into these compilations.
**Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison Sealed box 26 x 15 cm hard cardboard box. Again I will say things released in Australia come with substandard packaging. This came in a standard jewel case. This US edition is brilliantly presented with 2cds + dvd and a large 40 page book. $40
**Patsy Cline The Collection $40 The contents are as new but the largely white matte 30 x 16 cm box is a little dirty, still the contents are beyond reproach. 4 cds 102 tracks in stunning sound and a glorious 64 page book. Just wonderful
**Cream Those Were the Days as new 4cd 26 x 15 cm box. The rock supergroup of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce. 48 page book 63 tracks. Two cds of studio and 2 of live performances $45
**Dick Curless “A Tombstone Every Mile” $150 7 cds + book. Absolutely as new Bear Family 12 x 12 “ box. The first of two honouring the Baron, the wonderfully deep voiced Curless so associated with (but not exclusively) with that wonderful country standby, the truckin’ song. 181 tracks. A good one.
**Elvis 75: Good Rockin’ Tonight $65 New 2009 sealed box which JBHI FI is selling for $109 and others for more. 100 essential tracks to mark the 75 anniversary of Elvis’ birth. 26 x 15 cm hard cardboard box.
**Family “Old Songs New Songs” sealed 4 cd set. 26 x 14 cm box with book. Includes bonus 5th cd. English rock group featuring Roger Chapman. $50
**Narvel Felts “Limited Club edition Volume 1” 2cds 44 tracks in 25 x 14 cm box, which is probably unnecessary but looks good. $28
**From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music $55 Unusually styled 20 x 13 cm box designed to resemble a book. 60 tracks which dates from early stringbands and early stars such as Deford Bailey through to Charley Pride, Linda Martell, Big Al Downing and the best of all in Stoney Edwards. Sometracks have a certain poetic licence but it is very nice. 60 page book with sections by Claudia Perry, Bill Ivey and Bill Malone among others. As new.
**Jimi Hendrix 4cds as new 56 tracks all previously unreleased. Nice velvet style box 29 x 15 cm box. 80 page book. $50 One of rock’s iconic figures, ironically preceding Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday, a sad reflection on their tragic demises.
**Billie Holiday “Lady Day the Complete Columbia Recordings” 10 cd
This is a wonderful set in great shape. It features a leather look cover with matte photo of Billie Holiday. It resembles an old fashioned style album for housing 78s. Dimensions of the box are 31cm x 27cm x 2.25cm. It opens to a pocket on the left with 120 pg book approx. 29 x 25 cm with a) Alphabetical song index b) Essay by Gary Giddins, a columnist with Village Voice c) Essay by Farah Jasmine riffin, a professor in African-American studies at Columbia University d) Discography e) Track by track commentary by Michael Brooks (which is honest and quite funny to boot..."Oh dear! Billie is very doleful and slow-motion here as if she's stuck in the mud wearing an oversize pair of rainboats".
Next is a fascinating double sided sheet called "To Billie With Love" in which a whole bunch of singers give their thoughts. Etta James gives possibly the most compact tribute "A great woman, very cool, and the hippest thing I ever knew". Generally not a shabby lot of dedicaters either, though you'd have to say Diana Ross was conspicuous in her absence. I personally think Diana Ross was a poor choice to play Billie Holiday; you may agree or disagree, so there are no quibbles from me.
Finally, there are 10 discs which are all in as new condition except disc 9 which has the very lightest mark not affecting anything. These are in 10 individual inserts
All in all the box is in as new condition with the only exceptions being a)light mark on disc 9 b)slight ring mark on the sleeve holding disc 1 and 6. This is possibly going to be on even a newly opened one with the book being a deep purple cover fronting directly on to these. A very slight mark on page one of the book. This is the fine tooth comb treatment. Overall it is decidedly as new. Brilliant!
**Janis Joplin “Janis” as new 26 x 16cm hard cardboard fold out style box with similarly sized 48 page book. Lots of unissued songs including an alternate “Me & Bobby McGee”. Great box. $40 3cds 49 tks.
**Kingston Trio “The Capitol Years” This Capitol Us box set has 4 cds in a 4 cd jewel case with slip jacket and 48 page book by Bill Bush (I guess that is like George W without the George). Has an interesting table of charting albums and singles. Surprisingly they only had one number 1 single, yes “Tom Dooley”, one of the biggest hits of 1958, but their albums did spectacularly well and over 1959 & 1960 they had a number one album (4 different lps) for 45 weeks!! $50
**Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement. Has gouge mark on bar code but otherwise as new. 3cd 58 tracks 26 x 15 cm hard box on Time Life. Notes by Colin Escott which gives a track by track run down; especially interesting on “The Death of Emmett Till” which is sung by the Ramparts (who are in actuality Scatman Crothers, who always seemed to play the amiable black guy and did so in two Jack Nicholson classics “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “The Shining”). This concerned itself with the injustice behind the lynching of a 14 year old in Mississippi and 2 men were acquitted by an all white jury in 67 minutes, prolonged because of a drink break. Harrowing stuff. In fact, read the notes and you will be constantly shaking your head in disbelief. $50
**Gordon Lightfoot “Songbook” 15 x 13 x 6 cm hard cardboard box containing 4 jewel case cds + 60 page fully bound book. 88 tracks by one of Canada’s most popular exports. Beautifully packaged as new $60
**Reba McEntire 50 Greatest Hits sealed 3cds in a spectacular leather like (very leather like) embossed box. $35
**National Lampoon “The Classic” 4cds in foldout 14 x 19cm box. Best from the comedy troupe where John Belushi and Chevy Chase got their starts. Some is uproariously funny (their song parodies are brilliant) whilst the standup part is a mixed bag. $30
**Willie Nelson: A Classic & Unrealeased Collection as new 3cds $48 Rhino 30cm x 16cm box with 36 page book(by Rich Kienzle) and discography of all the tracks which date from 1957 and feature an entirely unreleased album of Hank Williams songs. It includes outtakes from his Atlantic years as well as an unissued live concert with “Bloody Merry Morning/Take Me Back to Tulsa” as wild as anything you have ever heard. No doubt Willie had a substantial herbal intake before he took the stage that night.
**Buck Owens: “Collection 1959-1990” Rhino 30 cm x 16 cm x 4 cm box. As new $55 62 tracks plus beautiful largely in colour 76 page book.
**Dolly Parton “Dolly” $58 sealed 4cd 26 x 15cm hardcover box. 99 tracks plus great book. Includes 7 previously unissued tracks.
**Charley Patton “Screaming & Hollering the Blues” $170 The
standard for box sets measurement is generally the Bear Family box set. The theme that comes out in reviews of this is that it is even better than Bear Family. This set has the following features. It weighs in at around 3 kgs.
**Pentangle: The Time Has Come 1967-1973 as new 65 track collection from the traditional UK folk group whose main members are Bert Jansch and John Renbourn with the flawless voice of Jackie McShee on vocals; the other 2 sing as well of course. 4cds plus 56 page book. $60
**Respect: A Century of Women in Music $70 Stunning velvet covered 5 cd box with 80 page book written by the best female writers in the rock and pop world. It encompasses all styles and is beautifully presented. 114 tracks. Holy Emily Pankhurst! Holy Gary Pankhurst! This is just great. 21 x 26 cm velvet covered box.
**Roxy Music “The Thrill of It All” 4cds as new $48 26 x 15 cm hardcover style box plus large colour booklet. Featured Brian Ferry. 71 tracks.
** Sony Music/ Tree Publishing presents Volume 1 The Country Collection” This 15 x 26 cm hard box is in as new condition and has 6 cds with 120 or so tracks. Has a real cross section. This box was a promotional item put out by Tree Publishing. The book has a kind of pitching it to you feel with descritions of the songs and recommendations to record them $40 Exceptional value
**George Strait “Strait Out of the Box” 4cds + book 72 tracks. As new 30 x 16 cm box with book. This dates from 1995 which was almost a pivotal year for George as his recordings got safer and safer and blander and blander in every subsequent year, so much so that I have not attempted to listen to any of his recent stuff. This is the prime period Strait. As you will note I rate his “Beyond the Blue Neon” as one of the greatest country albums which it is and this box serves as a stunning reminder of how good George Strait was. $55
**Tanya Tucker “tanya Tucker” 58 tracks over 4 cd in 30 x 15 cm fold out style hard box. 48 page colour book with lots of info, some you may not want to share. $45
**Waylon: Nashville Rebel Beautifully presented black embossed box 26 x 15 cm hard cover with spectacular similarly sized 140 page book with an amazing bunch of essays from the likes of Shooter Jennings, lenny Kaye, Jessi Colter and the main section by Rich Kienzle 92 tracks. $65
**Waylon: Only Daddy That’ll walk the Line 2cds $25 30 x 15 cm box with 40 tracks and 20 pg book. The contents are as new and the box has a few marks. A great set if you want the basic best of Waylon.
** Hank Williams III – Collector’s Edition $35 His first 3 albums (4cds in total) in a very attractive 15 x 15 x 3 cm tin. Great deal if you don’t have any and a spectacularly necessary one IMO
Rock & Roll
The figure in brackets is the number of tracks and * indicates Out of print. If you randomly see OOP somewhere that also means out of print.
Bennett, Boyd Tennessee Rock & Roll $18 (24) Charly *
Bond, Eddie Rockin’ Daddy 2cd $38 (51) Bear Family
Boone, Pat Pat’s Great Hits $18 (21) MCA *
Brooks, Donnie Greatest Hits 1958-196 $18 34 tks 8 pg
book includes “Doll House”, “Memphis”
& the biggest “Mission Bell’
Burnette, Johnny That’ the Way I Feel $22 (32) Rockstar
Burnette, Johnny Trio Best $20 Japan pressing of perhaps the
Greatest rockabilly album of them all.
Burnette, Johhny/Dorsey Burnette Brothers $22 (33) Rockstar *
Burnette, Johnny Best $20 (20) Liberty UK *
Carroll, Johnny Rock Baby Rock It $20 (33) Bear Family
Carroll, Johnny The Story Of (incl rare demos) $20 (32)
Big Beat *
Chester, Johnny The rock & Roll Years 1961-66 2 cds $18
Clay, Joe Ducktail $20 (11) Bear Family
Clifford, Joe More Than Just Baby Sittin’ $20 (28)
Sparkletone (complete recordings)
Cochran, Eddie/ Gene Vincent Rock & Roll Memories $20 (40)
Rockstar * TV performances & interviews
from 1960 UK tour.
Cochran, Eddie/Gene Vincent Town Hall Party TV Shows $20 (26)
Dawson, Ronnie Rockin’ Bones $30 2cd (34) Crystal Clear *
Dion & Belmonts Complete $28 (51) Collectors Choice 2cd
Domino, Fats Swings $20 (24) EMI France * nice pkg.
Domino, Fats Rocks Bear Family $22 33 tks
Emerson, Billy the Kid Red Hot!! $20 (Bear)…My gal is red hot!!
Esquerita Sock it to Me Baby $20 (13) Bear Family
Fairburn, Werly Everybody’s Rockin $20 (29) Bear Family
Rockabilly and country. Great voice.
Feathers, Charlie Rockabilly $20 (28) Zuzazz/Bear Family
Feathers, Charlie Uh Huh Honey $20 (28) Norton
Feathers, Charlie Gone Gone Gone $18 (24) Charly
Feathers, Charlie Wild Wild Party $20 (31) Southern *
Feathers, Charlie Charlie Feathers $20 (14) Elektra US *
Feathers, Charlie Honky Tonk Man $20 (14) New Rose
Feathers, Charlie Tip Top Daddy $20 (23) Norton
Feathers, Charlie Wild Side Of Life $18 (16) Norton
Feathers, Charlie Honky Tonk Kind $18 (17) Norton
Feathers, Charlie Long Time Ago $18 (18) Norton
3 volumes of rare & unissued Feathers.
Felts, Narvel Best of Narvel Felts 1973-79 $20 (28)
Bear Family. Mainly country hits.
Felts, Narvel Did You Tell Me $20 (34) Bear Family
Felts, Narvel Memphis Days $20 (26) Bear Family
Felts, Narvel/Jerry Mercer More Radio Rockabillies $20 (25)
Rock Star * This is great stuff.
Glenn, Glen Rocks $20 Bear 25 tks
Gordon, Robert Is Red Hot $20 (25) Bear Family
Gordon, Robert Black Slacks $20 (25) Bear Family
Gordon, Robert Lost Album Plus $20 (21) Bear Family
Griffin, Buck Let’s Elope Baby $20 (28) Bear Family
Haley, Bill Rock the Joint! $18
Haley, Bill Ultimate Collection 2cds 42 tks tops $25
Hawkins, Dale O Suzy Q $15 (20) MCA *
Hawkins, Dale Rocks (Bear Family) 34 tks $20
Hawkins, Dale Fool’s Paradise $20 (14) Beveric *
Isle, Jimmy High School Rock & Roll 57-63 $20 (24)
Star Club *
Knox, Buddy Party Doll $20 (32) Rock Star
Labeef, Sleepy Tomorrow Never Comes $18 (14)MC 2001
Labeef, Sleepy Rocks (Bear family) $22 35 tks
Lewis, Jerry Lee Studio Outtakes 1956-58 $20 (25) Hawk*
Luman, Bob Let’s Think About Livin $22 (17) Castle*
Luman, Bob Livin’ Lovin’ sounds $22 (16) Castle *
Luman, Bob Loretta $18 (16) magnum
All 3 are Hickory recordings & no overlap.
Lyman, Frankie Rocks $22 Bear Family 33 tks
Martin, Janis The Female Elvis $22 (30) Bear
Noland, Terry Hyptonized $20 (28) Bear
O’Keefe, Johnny Love Songs & Ballads $20 (28) Festival *
Inc. “Be Careful of Stones That You Throw”
O’Keefe, Johnny Birth of Australian Rock & Roll $40 (75)
Festival * (typical that there is only
A 2cd JOK in print!)
Orbison, Roy & Sonny James RCA Sessions $15 (Bear) not duets/
Perkins, Carl Rocks Bear Family $20 31 tks
Platters Best Selection (Japan press) 25 tks $20
Presley, Elvis From Elvis in Memphis $18 2cds exp &
remastered nice package.
Presley, Elvis Elvis 75 $15 25 tk cd nice digipak
Sands, Tommy Man like wow 1957-1963 33 tks $18
Scott, Jack On Groove $20 (20) Bear Family
Scott, Jack Capitol Collectors Series $35 (23) Capitol*
Great things like “What in the World’s
Come Over You”. Wonderful series.
Self, Mack Sun Years Plus $20 (Bear Family) 31 tks
Simon & Garfunkel Early $20 (27) Dee Jay All songs rec. as
Tom & Jerry & Simon as Jerry Landis.
Starr, Andy Did Them Squeaky Shoes $20 (27) Bear
Stevens, Shakin’ The Epic Years $18 (25) Sony UK *
Stevens, Shakin’ There are Two Kinds of Music $18
Tillotson, Johnny All His Early Hits $22 (30) Ace Uk 5stars!
Trammell, Bobby lee You Mostest Girl $18 (25) Bear Family
Valens, Richie Story $18 (19) Del Fi
Vee, Bobby I Remember Buddy Holly $20 (22) Liberty*
Vee, Bobby EP Collection $20 (22) See for Miles *
Vincent, Gene Rebel Heart $15 (28) Magnum rarities
Rebel Heart 2 $15 (29) Ditto
Rebel Heart 4 $15 (21) Ditto
Rebel Heart 5 $15 (25) Ditto
Rebel Heart 6 $15 (19) Ditto
Note: Vol 1 inc. performances with
Commander Cody & 5 with Sounds
Williams, Larry Best (Ace UK) $20 (22)
*Bear Essentials 27 stars salute Bear Family’s 25th
Anniversary. $22 (27 tracks) * Was ltd
release in 2000. All tracks have the word
Bear in the title & most only on this cd. A
mix of country, rockabilly & rock & roll.
*Everyday is a Holly Day $20(29) New Rose Lots of styles
*Hazy Memories Vol 1 32 hard to find hits $18 Although early 60s these
have a distinctive 50s feel. Includes Dorsey Burnette (“Big rock Candy Mountain”) Joe Dowell (“Little Red Rented Rowboat”) James Gilreath (“Little Band of Gold”) Teresa Brewer (“Ballad of Lover’s Hill”). Lots of gems.
*Hazy Memories Vol 2 29 hard to find hits with a humorous edge including Jack Clement (“My Voice Keeps Changing”) Mike Sarne (“Come Outside”) Bernard Cribbens (“Right Said Fred”). Great series.
* Rebels Without a Cause Movie & Television Actors of the late 50s and early 60s sing pop music. 33 tks 28pp book. Includes Robert Conrad, Annette, Dwayne Hickman, Tab Hunter, Connie Stevens, Patty Duke, Walter Brennan, Jayne Mansfield, Gail Davis.
Specialty Rock & Roll $20 (20) Ace UK
I will try and give a breakdown of these, in 25 words or less of course. It will be same as above price/tracks/label and * if OOP.
1.Bayou Rockabilly Cats $22 (26) Ace UK Rootsy swamp rockabilly as it evolved out of hillbilly music.
2. Capitol Rockabilly Party Vol. 1 $20 (31) Disky (EMI) Holland *
3. Capitol Rockabilly Party Vol. 2 $20 (30) Ditto *
Fabulous compilations with notes and great sound. So
much more than on the Bear Family TFGI v3 and that has tracks
not on these.
4 .CBS Rockabilly Classics Vol 1 “sold”(30) Big Beat
5. CBS Rockabilly Classics Vol 2 “sold” (30) Big Beat
These have big duplication with 7/8/
6. Columbia Rockabilly Volume 1 $20 (25) Ace UK
7. Columbia Rockabilly Volume 2 $20 (25) Ace UK
Replicate 2 US releases “Whistle Bait” & “Ain’t I’m a Dog”
8. Dateless Night $20 (30) Buffalo Bop These are an ongoing series with some having themes. This doesn’t appear to but has a
very early Doug Sahm track.
9. Dixie Boppin’ Country Billies “sold” (30) Dixie rare hillbilly boppers.
10. Fernwood Rock & Roll $18 (35) stomper Time * Includes some
knowns (Ace Cannons) some semi knowns (Bill Rice/ Thomas Wayne, who was Thomas wayne Perkins brother of Luther Perkins and of course some unknowns. Good notes,
11. Fernwood Rockabilly $18 (35) Stomper Time * Another godo volume.
12. Get With the Beat: The Mar-Vel masters “sold” (27) Ryko * Fabulous hillbilly boogies licensed for cd from the equally fabulous Cowboy Carl Records. Great sound with great cross section of artists including Jack Brandshaw, Bobby Sisco, Harry Carter.
13. Hobo Bop $22 (30) Buffalo Bop…the themed ones are the best in this series and this is concerned with hobos and jumping on freight trains. Great themes and songs none better than Curley Money’s “Ho Bo” which to aficionados is not that unknown.
14. Honey Doll $22 (30) Buffalo Bop. …themed again with all female rockabillies. Includes early Jackie DeShannon.
15. Hot Rockin’ From Tennessee: The Jaxon Records Recording Company $18 (27) Quite a few well known artists, well compared to some of these. Artists include Ramsey Kearney, Carl Mann, Eddie Starr.
16. I Dreamed I was Elvis $22 (32) Buffalo Bop 31 tracks feature Elvis sounding vocalists most of which are very good. Plus the title track is a great hillbilly song about Elvis.
17. Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies & Honky Tonkers $18 (38)
Stomper Time * Includes Eddie Bond, Ray Scott, good notes.
18. Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies & Honky Tonkers V 3 $18 (34)
Stomper time * Features Rebel and rebel ace label recordings with many featuring Shelby smith. Who? Well he is one of the knowns!1
19. Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies & Honky Tonkers V 4 $18 (36) Stomper Time * Includes Charlie Feathers , Lloyd Arnold, Eddie Bond
20. Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies & Honky Tonkers V5 Glo lite records $18 (36) Stomper Time * Includes Malcolm Yelvington, Marcos Van Story
20a) Preston Story Volume 1 $15
20b) Preston Story Volume 2 $15
20c) Preston Story Volume 4 $15
3 volumes featuring the Melbourne label noted for its excellent rockabilly along with western swing, boogie etc. Includes the legendary Dancehall
Racketeers (w. all 3 Baylor Brothers), The Wildcats & Roadsters, Rockin’ Bandits. Each has near 70 minutes and around 30 tks.
21. Red Hot Rockabilly Part 1 $20 (30) Disky EMI Holland * This is a great collection featuring Imperial label tracks which again fits nicely alongside the Bear Family Imperial set. This is great.
22. Red Hot Rockabillly Part 2 $20 (31) Disky EMI Holland * Good mix of well known artists from Imperial and includes a great fe,ale rockabilly in Laura Lea Perkins with 3 great tracks.
23. Restless Doll $20 (30) Buffalo Bop….another good volume with all female rockabillies.
23a)Rockin’ Is Our Business! $15 another Australian rockabilly collection from the Piranha Bros label ferat. The Eddys, Bopcats, Zarsoff Bros, Layabouts etc 27 tracks 74 minutes.
24. Teen Town $18 (30) Buffalo Bop Teenage angst!
25. That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 1 RCA $22 (31)
26. That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 2 Decca $22 (30)
27. That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 3 Capitol $22 (30)
28. That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 5 Dot $22 (31)
29. That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 6 Decca $22 (30)
30. That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 8Abbott/Fabor $22 (32)
31. That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 9 Decca $20 (30)
32. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.10 Chess $22 (31)
33. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.11 Mercury $22 (30)
34. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.12 Imperial $22 (30)
35. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.13 ABC $22 (30)
36. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.14 Sun $20 (31)
37. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.15 Lin/Kliff $20 (26)
38. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.16 Sun $20 (31)
39. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.17 Sun $20 (34)
40. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.18 Sarg $20 (30)
41. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.19 D/D’Art $20 (32)
42. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.20 Event $20 (37)
43. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.21 Atlantic $20 (29)
44. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.22 Columbia $22 (30)
45. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.23 Columbia $22 (30)
46. That’ll Flat Git It Vol.24 Roulette $22 (36)
47. That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 25 Columbia $22 (30)
48. That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 26 Four Star $22 (30)
Bear family’s crown jewel rockabilly series. All with track by track notes, thick thick booklets and peerless sound. Vol 4 was a bit of an unusual one, being a small label (nothing to do with the Aussie label).
49. Them Rockabilly Cats $20 (26) Ace UK Excellent cross label selection.
50. Wa Chicka Nocka $22 (31) Buffalo Bop One of the best if not the best in the series with all having an Indian Theme. There is “Calcutta Bop”, “Taj Mahal Boogie” etc….What??? No just funnin’!! These are not related to those Indians!! These are great tracks about the Native American Indians. The Tommy Holmes title cut is great but best is Sammy Masters wonderful “Rockin’ Red Wing”.
51. Wail Man Wail $20 Sundazed/Hollowbody (20). Includes some rare Wynn Stewart, Ralph Mooney etc.
52. Wild Men Ride Wild Guitars $20 (20) Companion to the previous including rare Joe maphis, early Big Al Downing etc.
Instrumental or largely instrumental
A lot of these are out of print.
Atkins, Chet/Merle Travis Atkins/Travis Travelling Show $28
Japan press. 2009 remaster. RCA(11)
Atkins, Chet Discover Japan $25 Japan press 2009
Remaster. Rca (13)
Atlantics Flight of the Surf Guitar $18 (17)
Atlantics Flight of the Surf Guitar $15 (all the
Backing tracks) (18)
Atlantics Complete CBS Recordings 2cds $30 OP
Atlantics Complete CBS Recordings Vol 1 $15
Atlantics Complete CBS Recordings Vol 2 $15
Atlantics Featuring Johnny Rebb on vocals $15
Austin, Sil Best Selection $25 Best recording of
A tenor saxophone I have heard.(25)
Bill Blacks Combo with Willie Mitchell Band $18 (16 of
Each) Hi/ Demon label UK
Cannon, Ace Tuff Sax/Moanin’ Sax $20 (2on1)
Hi/demon UK (24)
Denvermen Let’s Go Surfside $15 (31)
Fireballs The Fireballs/Fireball Country $20
(12) Calf Creek Records
Fireballs Original Norman Petty Masters $20
Ace Uk (25)
Fireballs Best of the Fireballs’ Vocals (feat.
Jimmy Gilmer) $22 (30)
Fireballs Fireballs/ Vaquero (2on1) Ace UK
Fireballs Torquay/Campusology (2 on1) Ace
UK (24) $20
Humphreys, Kim Guitars Get Wet/Surfin’ Guitar
2cds Vogue 36 tracks $20 slip case
Johnny & Hurricanes Big Sound 24 tks (Teldec) $18
Actually from masters! Good.
Marvin. Hank And Shadows Play Andrew Lloyd
Weber $20 (16) Polygram
Marvin, Hank Best of Hank B & the Shadows $20
Marvin, Hank Into the Light $20 (Polydor) (16)
Marvin. Hank Plays Live $20 with special guest
Cliff Richard. Polygram (21)
Marvin. Hank Hank Plays Holly $20 Polygram (17)
Nelson, Sandy Rock & Roll Drum Beat $22 Ace UK
Shadows Collection $20 2cd EMI (40) *
Shadows Listen to the Shadows EMI $20 (22)
Shadows At Their Very Best $20 1989 Polydor
Re-recordings of their GH (20)
Shadows String of Hits $18 EMI (12)
Shadows Steppin’ To the Shadows $20 J & B
Shadows Dreamtime $18 Polygram (14) OOP
Tomsco, George Tex Mex Fireball (of fireballs) Ace
Uk $20 (30)
Ventures Collection $18 Castle UK (27)
Ventures The Original $18 Disky/EMI Holland
Wray, Link Walkin’ With Link $15 Sony US (20)
Wray, Link Walking Down a Street Called Love
$18 Visionary Live in London &
Manchester 1996 (18)
Wray, Link Apache/Wild Side of City Lights $20
Ace UK 2 on 1 (21)
Wray, Link Rumble Best $15 Rhino (20)
Wray, Link Missing Links Vol 1 $15 Norton (21)
Wray, Link Missing Links Vol 2 $15 Norton (22)
Wray, Link Missing Links Vol 3 $15 Norton (21)
Wray, Link Missing Links Vol 4 $15 Norton (17)
Wray, Link Barbed Wire $15 Ace Uk (13)
Wray, Link Shadowman $15 (Ace UK) (12)
W & G Instrumental Story 35 tracks $15 77 minutes.
Allusions Anthology 1966-1968 $15 21 tks 51min
Bobby & Laurie I Belong with You $15 26 tks
Bobby & Laurie with other Fabulous Australian
Performers of the Seventies 23 tks
74 minutes. The Cosmic Cowboy & I
miss the Silver Bodgie greatly!
Clark, Gene No Other $18 expanded & remastered.
DeShannon Best (Rhino) $18
Greenwich. Ellie Ellie Greenwich 2 albums on 1 cd where
She sings all the songs she wrote such as
“Chapel of Love”, “And Then He Kissed
Me”, “Be My Baby”, “River Deep
Mountain High” etc. 75 minutes $15
Lovin’ spoonful Summer in the City (Best) 2cds 40 tk $25
Missing Links Driving You Insane: Complete $18
MPD Limited The Legendary Go Recordings $15 16tks
Revell, Digger And the Denvermen $15 32 tks inc.
“My Little Rocker’s Turned Surfie”.
Talented but must be a total crap wit
as he was let out of the hoosegow for
growing marijuana & then was back in
trouble for doing the same thing. I know
the silver bodgie wasn’t impressed when
asked if he would appear at a benefit. He
said “They give benefits for stupidity”?
Incidentally the Revell company put out
a famous kid’s toy, the Revell Digger and
this was reversed to give the name.
Sinatra, nancy Lightning’s Girl 1965-1971 26 tks over 75
Min. $18 inc duets with Lee Hazelwood &
all her solo hits
Steppenwolf Born to Be Wild Retrospective 2cds $25
Taman Shud Live in Concert July 2 1972 $15
**Australian Beat Music Scene 1965-1967 The Go & Scope label 31 tks 70 min. The Melbourne recording scene was so different to that in Sydney, It includes Bobby & Laurie, Henchmen, Billy Adams etc
**Go!! Going!! Gone 1965-1967 $15 74 minutes rare stuff.
**Punkville! A non Melbourne collection including Billy Thorpe & Aztecs,
Vince Maloney Sect and Brisbane’s Purple Hearts featuring Lobby Loyde.
**Very Very Very Best of 70s Disco $25 2cds 34 tracks. All originals.
Baez, Joan How Sweet the Sound $15 Includes
Recordings from late 50s to 2009!!
McDonald, Country Joe Thinking of Woody Guthrie $18 Classic
Out of print recorded in Nashville.
Mclean, Don For the Memories 2cds $20 His 2 albums
recorded in Nashville with The
Sainte-Marie , Buffy It’s My Way $15 her debut with
Sainte-Marie , Buffy Running for the Drum $15 2008 album
Sainte-Marie, Buffy Native North American Child $15
Stewart, John Best of John Stewart: Turning Music Into
Gold $18 22 tks His second coming after being the lead singer in post Dave Guard
Kingston Trio this time with backing from
Stewart, John Punch the Big Guy $15
Wainwright, Loudon III Social Studies $20
Wainwright, Loudon III Strange Weirdos $18
**Hawaiian Music 100 Japanese compilation of 100 Hawaiian songs with traditional Hawaiian artists such as a bunch of Pahinuis, orchestral interpretations such as Los Indios and henry Mancini, Hawaiian pop by Japanese Hawaiians, rock & roll artists doing hawaain such as elvis, Belafonte, Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer $35 5 cds!!
**Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf $20 with a great cast to pay tribute to the classic folkie who died in 1986. Includes w Emmylou Harris, Peter Rowan, John Gorka, Dave Alvin etc.
Blues (inc. cajun etc)
Beausoleil Hot Chilli Mama (Arhoolie) $20
Berry, Chuck Live at the Fillmore $15 (yes blues!)
Butterfield, Paul Elektra Years Anthology 2cds Well over
2 hours. $25
Chenier, Clifton King of Zydeco Live at Montreux $20
68 mins on Arhoolie
Chenier, Clifton Louisiana Blues & Zydeco $20 64 min.
John Lee Ultimate Collection 2cds Rhino $25
James, Etta Life, Love & the Blues $20
McCracklin, Jimmy Mercury recordings (Bear) $20
Tharpe, Sister Rosetta Live in 1960 $18
Walker,, T Bon Complete Imperial 1950-54 $20 2cds
Webster, Katie I Know That’s Right: Solo & With Hot
Links $20 (arhoolie 71 mins!)
Winter, Johnny Woodstock Experience 2c d $20
Various Genuine Houserockin’ Music $18
Various Louisina Cajun Music special $20
On the Swallow label.
All are in new or as new condition. HC means hard cover. SB means soft.
30 Years on the Road with Gene Autry:My Recollections $35 By Johnny Bond HC Published after Autry’s death by Bond’s daughter as her father didn’t want to portray Autry in a negative light when still alive.
All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-1977 SC 453 pp Covers all music but has perhaps the biggest on the Greenwich Village folk movement and the folk movement in general as well as the origins of black music in Harlem etc. $15
An Epic Life: Willie Nelson Joe Nick Patoski 567 pp HC Stunning biography. Great photos and a bunch of stuff you haven’t previously read. Gives a great musical as well as personal perspective. $30
Behind the Grand Ol Opry Curtain: Tales of Romance and Tragedy $30 Great 416 HC book by Robert Oermann, arguably the best of the Nashville writers. Not quite Nashville Babylon but a hard to put down item. I do have a copy myself.
Born Country: Randy Owen with Allen Rucker HC 275 pp $15 the story of Alabama’s lead vocalist. Nice bits about trying to get that first break.
Good Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ol Opry Charles k Wolfe HC 312 pages. The late Charles Wolfe was not only one of the greatest authorities on early country music he was able to write about it in an always interesting manner with great anecdotes. As such he stands alone in this field. Great book. $30
Hayloft Gang: Story of the National Barn Dance edited by Chad Berry SB
215 pp lots of photos. Chicago’s National Barn Dance was the main competition for the Grand Ol Opry under the auspices of John Lair. $15
Heartaches by the Number: Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles SB 295pp large book. David Cantwell & Bill Friskics-Warren. A great read even if it does not rate the songs as you may expect. Lots of anecdotes and information. And of course it invokes a double “how dare they”! response with why did they put that in or how could they leave that out. Still a great read. $30
Historic Photos of the Opry: Ryman Auditorium 1974 Jim McGuire 190 pp HC coffee table style book. Great photos and info. Forward by Garrison Keillor and Marty Stuart. $25
Honky Tonk Heroes & Hillbilly Angels by Laura Levine HC $10 rather thin book with caricatures of a bunch of artists from Hank Williams to Kitty wells. Personally I would suggest finding your favourite and getting a couple of frames. Would be a nice item for your shelves.
Guitar Towns: Journey to the Crossroads of Rock & Roll HC $18 Covers a bunch of musical centres outside the usual New York, Nashville, Chicago and La. Includes New Orleans, Jackson (Mississippi), Bakersfield, Muscle Shoals, Cincinatti etc. Again covers a variety of styles with of course country being to the fore
He Is I Say: Neil Diamond HC 203 pp $15 David Wild.
Little Miss Dynamite: The Life and Times of Brenda Lee HC Robert Oermann 302 pp Brenda’s book is written first person style with ghosting by Oermann, one of Nashville’s best scribes and Julie Clay. Lots of anecdotes about the people she met who ultimately influenced her singing and performing styles. $18
Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times Dr Ralph Stanley with Eddie Dean 452pp released end 2009. A great book from the perspective of the greatest living bluegrass artist. $35
Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of America’s Blue Yodeller SB 460 pp
Great definitive bio on the first great country music artist. One of the best country music books ever written. Superb text and anecdotes and some wonderful photographs. $25
King of the Cowboys and Queen of the West: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Raymond E White HB 530pp This is a real encyclopaedia about Roy & Dale and deals with their recording careers, movie careers and televison careers with a discography, filmography and I guess you’d have to say teeveeography. Large size hardcover book would be a must for all fans. Great detail and no stone is left unturned $35
Music of Bill Monroe : Neil Rosenberg & Charles K Wolfe HC A complete discography 350 pages. This is a large book. The sessions are written about in depth and then discography details are aso given in depth. Of that “Bill Monroe & Friends” album I have often referred to with the lengthy spoken introductions they say “Some between Monroe and John Hartford and Monroe and Ricky Skaggs sound genuine and sincere whilst others are full of obsequious Nashville gush.” Hell, that’s why I love it!!
Great book, $30
Nashville Portraits Jim McGuire HC Great coffee table book with portraits and tributes by a bunch of people they have influenced. You look at a 20 year old Steve Earle and wonder where he went wrong. Some of McGuire’s photographs graced the covers of albums. They are all pretty good. Nice bluegrass perspective on a lot of the photos. $25 142 pp
Old Roots & New Routes Pamela Fox & Barbara Ching SB $15 Any book that has a chapter on Neko Case (a footnote is too much) comes across as a wank and a half, as the Queen Mother once said. Generally the so called alt country is as bad as the Nashville variety and is guided by the old Emperor’s New Clothes syndrome in that no one is game to say it is crap for fear of being labelled as uncool. The Cosmic Cowboy & myself make no such reservation, but if you want to get a perspective on the rationale of the alt country movement then this is for you. 281pp
Public Cowboy Number 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry SB 406pp
Holly George-warren’s book gives a warts and all account of Gene Autry. Nice anecdotes and yes he did ride side saddle with Gail “Annie Oakley’ Davis. Also has a discography of Autry’s recording sessions. $25
River of No Return: Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman he Loved 255pp HC by Jeffrey Buckner Ford (Ern’s eldest son) This is a real warts & all book about the seemingly always jovial Ern which indicates he wasn’t and carried many demons including being a chronic alcoholic. But it also delves into the part he played in recording history and I bet you didn’t know that one of the 50s biggest songs in any style of music was sent out as a b-side (“Sixteen Tons” of course). $30
Rough Mix: The Jimmy Bowen story HC $18 Great book about Bowen formerly as a performer and then as a producer and head of Liberty when Garth Brooks was on the label. Makes great reading and you should pump your fists ever times Bowen disses Brooks. Wundabar!!
Shot in the Dark:Making Records in Nashville 1945-1955 Martin Hawkins HC. Stunning coffee table style book with lots of text and great pictures. The title is pretty self explanatory and whilst the emphasis is of course on country music a lot of other styles are covered. US publisher’s price is US$65. This is must at $35. Absolutely wonderful.
Statler Brothers Random Memories by Don & Harold Reid $30 HC 288 pgs
Tammy Wynette “Tragic Country Music Queen” $35 Brand new 448 HC biography.
Those Grand Ole Opry Country Music Stars David Liverett 245pp PB Liverett gives a page by page ru down on the artist’s career as well as illustrating each entry. Not essential by any means but interesting as he features a lot of artists you never see written about except in passing eg Gordon Terry, the man who I would nominate #1 in the list of “How could he have not been a huge star”. $12
Waiting for a Train: Jimmie Rodgers’s America edited by Mary Davis and Warren Zanes SB A great collection of essays about the man and his times. Writers include Bob Dylan, biographer Nolan Porterfield, the always interesting Nick Tosches, Bill Malone, Charles Wolfe and many more. 299pp $25
Who Says You Can’t Cook It All Alan Jackson Yes, a Jackson family cookbook. About 100 pg SB If a Jackson fan you may just want it. $8
So that’s all for this time folks. Hope you can fine something to your liking.